This Week's Intention: Balance the positives and negatives, the challenges and the gifts.
Find your landing and grounding, support and stability.
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Moon is waning and debilitated Mars is offering his frustrating effects to our emotional body. Be sure to attend to the nuisances as there are messages arriving about needs for comfort, safety and support. What do you need? Let your heart wisdom guide you. Read more about debilitated Mars in last week's post.
Monday begins with a waning Moon in Aquarius, moving through the 4th tithi (phase) and Purvabhadrapada nakshatra. This is the domain of Ajaikapada, or the goat standing on one foot. This can also be interpreted as a form of Shiva standing on one leg, expressing tapas and penance, overcoming challenges and obstacles. Wisdom and knowledge can arrive here, but usually as a result of learning from difficulties. Since Ajaikapada is a Rudra, great strength can also be offered. How can you extract the growth from the challenge?
Late morning Moon moves to the last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, joining Ketu here. Let sudden insights and ideas arrive, but attend to mental and emotional sensitivity. After noon, Moon moves to the latter half of the Bhadrapada constellation, Uttarabhadrapada. The serpent of the deep, Ahirbudhnya, arrives to bring deeper awareness and transformation. With Mercury at the edge of Cancer and sandhi (in the gap) the mental body is fragile. Late evening as Moon and Ketu conjunct, emotional body will require extra TLC. Listen closely. Attend to your sacredness.
Moon moves away from close conjunction with Ketu Tuesday morning as Mercury leaps into Leo and Ketu's nakshatra, Magha at 05:31. Sensitivity and awakening that starts within the mental and emotional bodies, are alive and well. Spirit can be part of the messenger, but are you too frazzled to hear its wisdom? Grounding and working with feet as a way to feel extra support is essential right now. What can you do to get embodied?
Mercury transits Leo until August 23rd- a whirlwind adventure for our mind through the kingly domain of the lion. As Mercury moves through this powerful sign of the Sun, it will conjunct Jupiter and retrograde Venus. Though Mercury and creative Venus are friendly to each other, Jupiter is not fond of these two. His purity and expansive ways need more stability and less worldly shenanigans. The trick in this cycle will be how to blend worlds. Integrate creative, imaginative and relational needs with desires for spiritual, knowledge and wisdom. Can we unite these seemingly opposing forces? This is in fact where maximum creative potential can be found. There are gifts and glory here if you can find the integration, the bridge, between spiritual and worldly. Find nourishment and wealth- not in force, but through languishing in soft landings, pauses and taking time for sacred moments of creativity to sink into your awareness. Pushing, rushing and forcing will be counter-productive, even violent and intrusive to the creative and creation process. Trust in letting go, slowing down and silence. Harvest the riches from stillness and moments of self care. Your mental body and imagination will thank you.
Late Tuesday morning, Moon shifts to the final nakshatra of the zodiac, Revati. Endings, releases and letting go arrive today- especially on the mental and emotional body levels. What can you do to support this process and find more releasing?
Endings and letting go start Mercury's day, Wednesday, as the Moon finishes up its transit through Pisces. Seek nourishment and gentleness. Find moments of support as Pushan (Revati's ruling deity) can offer assistance for our journey. Late morning Moon hops into Aries and Ashwini nakshatra, ushering in a fresh start. Can you feel the shift and an additional layer of Ketu bringing flashes of insight, awakening and change? Ashwini also brings rejuvenation, healing and transformational powers with it. What balm do you need for what ails you? Jupiter's drishti on the Moon gives some nourishment as well as expansion. Let him offer some soothing wisdom to guide you as this new cycle begins. Today requires extra self care. Make sure you attend to it.
Late Thursday morning, Bharani nakshatra and Yama's restraints arrive as Moon moves into the second pada of Aries. Bharani is an interesting mixture of hard and soft, sensitivity and fierceness. It's ruling planet, Venus, is in exact conjunction with Mercury today and the two creatives can provide ample inspiration to us. Channel this powerful creative energy effectively and maximize its potency. Bottle it and sell it. You'll have a winner.
Friday mid morning, Moon moves to Agni's constellation, Krittika. Cut away the excess, purify and transform. The sacred fire of life rules the day, supporting change and clarity. Much of this purification must be attended to on the emotional body level. Clear and clean, soften and lean in to what your heart wisdom has to share with you. What can you do to nourish, rather than cut yourself?
Around noon, Moon jumps to its sign of exaltation, Taurus, intensifying the feelings and emotions within. Rahu gives his drishti, as does Saturn. Stay out of the shadow and misery with focus and re-direction. Notice the dark and the light providing you with choices. What waves are you riding? Late evening, Moon's intensity softens as it shift into mulitrikona degrees, though still ripe with emotional potency.
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Saturday morning, Moon slips into the powerful and creative star, Rohini nakshatra, mid morning. Brahma is the ruling deity here and he brings his creative activation to all who are ready to powerfully work with his creation process. Tap into your creative potential and use this time to get inspired! What creative projects have you been neglecting? Start something!
Mid-morning, Sunday, Moon moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra, Soma's domain. Feel the fluctuations and changes within and find a way to dance with your inner movement and shifting tides. Move towards comfort, nourishment and satisfaction. Honor your life, living and those who have come before you. What symbolic actions inspire ripening and release for you? Step powerfully into your life and move towards the divine nectar of fully being alive.