It's a full Moon week ahead! Tides are high and feelings are amplified. Stay grounded in the physical body and take careful steps. Monday, the week begins with a debilitated Moon in Scorpio while in the friendly star of Anuradha. Details, details, details! Don't get lost in the minute intricacies or you will lose the ability to see the big picture. Connect with friends and do something to help sustain old friendships and relationships. Don't be nit picky! As Moon shifts to Jyeshta, sensitivities increase. Stay calm and be inward.
Tuesday continues our connection to Jyeshta and Indra, who offers sensorial delights or overwhelm, depending on how grounded we are. What can you do to land back in your body? As Moon leaps into Sagittarius late in the day, the dark goddess, Nirrti, brings a sudden shifts and changes connected to releasing and letting go. What are you gripping and holding too tightly? Where can you find more release and letting go?
Nirrti continues to stir themes of chaos and transformation throughout Wednesday, helping us to let go of our deep attachments. Not sure if you are resisting change? Look for the chaos! She is forcing you to let go and find a deep release where you are holding on too tightly. Let it go, let it flow. As Moon shifts to PurvaAshada late in the day, the full Moon arrives and our inner tides swell, helping us find emotional body release through tears and intense feelings. Let it out.
Full Moon, Wednesday, July 1st 21:18 CDT while Moon is in Sagittarius and PurvaAshada Nakshatra. Multiple planets are poised for change as Moon transits Jupiter’s sign, Sagittarius, during the full Moon. Feelings and the emotional body are strong as our inner tides swell with intensity. There is a desperate search for answers, solutions and resolution at this time, yet a profound sense of support can be felt if you are receptive enough to receive the messages. Keep moving towards the nourishment and grounding. Ask for ease and graceful steps.
As you tap into your sensitivity, take stock of your need for connection, relationship and love. It’s important to be clear on how your relationships serve you and also which one’s may need to be let go. This cycle will help you clarify and release those that are harmful, while helping you attract what you do need for increased support and well being. Trust your emotional body to share its messages with you. If it doesn’t feel nourishing, there’s a reason. Listen carefully.
The water goddess who rules over PurvaAshada, Apas, insures deep feelings and movement of our inner waters at the time of the full Moon and during this waning cycle. As we let the tears out, a certain cleansing and purification is found, rejuvenating the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Water is a powerful cleaning and clearing force so attend vigilantly to your inner waters and tide pools. Allow yourself to spend plenty of time in and around water during the full Moon, and in the coming cycle so that you can maximize the effects of Apas and her rejuvenating gifts.
Do you want more astrological details about the Moon and the coming waxing cycle? Use my 2015 Moon Wisdom Calendar to track the powerful cosmic themes ahead. Part 2 is here!! Track the Moon
Late afternoon Thursday, the Moon moves to the latter half of the Ashada constellation, UttaraAshada, the domain of the Vishva Devas and then enters Capricorn late in the evening. Multiple gazes effect the Moon as it moves through Capricorn. Saturn, Rahu, Mars, Jupiter and Venus each look at the Moon, providing a brew of intensity, power and changing emotions. Can you feel the heat, confusion and strong inner tides within? Stay grounded in the physical body and its sensations. Track, watch and allow the emotions to shift.
Midday on Friday, Moon shifts to Sravana nakshatra, Vishnu’s domain and a certain expansive quality sets in. Vishnu provides movement, openings and expanded awareness. Listen intently to messages and omens that arrive, especially those that give answers for your life purpose and dharma. Venus and Jupiter are both approaching the edge of Cancer, while Mercury sits at the edge of Taurus. These planets are preparing us for dramatic changes in our mental and emotional landscape. Track the wisdom coming forth.
Saturday is Independence Day in the United States. It’s the day of Saturn and Moon transits Saturn’s sign, Capricorn, where Mars is considered exalted. Moon enters a Mars nakshatra, Dhanishta, late morning, and the Vasu Devas bring their brilliance to our day. They bring the light, as well as wealth, shining and being seen. How hard are you pushing? Who’s running the show? You or your ego? Check yourself.
Venus moves to Leo at 20:38 on the 4th. The planet of relationships, creativity, and artistry is also connected to all things feminine. It offers beauty, fluidity, wealth and life giving powers, most essentially, shakti. Worldly comforts and resources can increase through Venus's benevolence and help us feel more stable in material ways. As Venus moves through Leo, we can expect passions to increase for relationships and connection, while strong desires may emerge. Expect intensified strength, determination and power to materialize, while aggression and agitation increase.
The transit of Venus through Leo is the instigation of an unfolding theme that is ripening within the planets right now. Working with power and authority dynamics is vital, especially the masculine energy within you. Notice where you are pushing, using excessive force and using an overactive drive to accomplish and succeed. Take time to contemplate the meaning of success from different angles. Your ego may feel challenged by this. How can you soften your action steps? Where can you let go and surrender more? How can you be a winner- on all levels of life?
Just before midnight, on the heels of Venus changing signs, Mercury moves to its own sign, Gemini, at 23:34. Mercury joins Sun and Mars in the sign of communication and co-creation, leaving behind the shadowed gaze of Rahu. Mercury is the indicator of the mental body, the mind, imagination and the stories we create through thought.
Though Mercury feels very comfortable and secure in Gemini, the heat of Sun and Mars can cause agitation and aggressive tendencies. As he conjuncts the two hottest planets, the mind heats up and has the potential to get scorched. Are you in warrior mode? Where can you pull back? Too many irons in the fire? It's really a time to cool off and focus only on the essentials. You can't keep running on pure adrenalin or burn out is surely on its way. Remember that the focus of a warrior is highly skilled and very useful for success with clear goals and agendas. However, warriors aren't trained to think think, they just act and carry out orders. It will take more than actions to get what you really need in this cycle. Reign in your task master and spend more time leisurely enjoying nature, being outside and having simple pleasures.
Moon moves to Aquarius late evening, another sign of Saturn, and steps out of the gaze of multiple planets. Venus, however, gives his direct gaze now from Leo. Move towards connection and creation, while thinking outside the box.
The Vasu devas continue to shine until late Sunday morning when Moon shifts to Satabisha nakshatra. The domain of Varuna always brings a certain containment and contraction. Where do you notice yourself closing, shutting down and feeling restricted? Look for these signs as they are messages from your shadow parts that desire your attention. This harsh edge carries us through Monday morning. Let the message of healing arrive and listen carefully.
*Calculations are based on Pacific Time Zone.
This Week's Intention: Move, change, flow. Channel the high tides within
carefully and intentionally.