This Week's Intention: Awaken your life force energy and boldly step forward on your path.
We have passed the new Moon and have entered the waxing cycle. We are now in the delicate two week gap between solar eclipse and lunar eclipse. This week is entirely dedicated to the Divine Mothers during the Navaratri festivities. The nine day spring celebration of the Divine Mothers, Vasant Navaratri, begins Saturday March 21st with Moon in Pisces conjunct Mars, Sun and Ketu. Themes surface at this time around endings, loss, letting go and surrender. Read more about Vasant Navaratri and how to make the most of this sacred time. I'll be sharing a 10 Day Self Care Challenge in my newsletter in the coming days for some extra resources. Make sure you're on my list.
The sacred celebration of the Divine Mothers happens to occur between eclipses this year. Eclipses represent the shadowed self, our inner darkness that must come to the light. In the Vedic tradition, this is not a time to take risks, start new endeavors, or to over-exert. It is a time, however, of turning inward, of meditation and contemplation and a time to take extra care of the physical body with good routine etc. The solar eclipse on March 20th marks a delicate two week period which will end with a lunar eclipse and full Moon on April 4th. Traditionally starting new endeavors during this delicate eclipse period is not advised.
The week begins with Moon moving from the 4th to the 5th tithi (Moon phase) of the waxing cycle. Mars moves into its own sign, Aries, at 09:46 am PST. Having crossed the tricky gandanta (junction point) between Pisces and Aries early this morning, Mars jumps right into one of his favorite places, the fiery, tenacious sign of Aries. Mars in Pisces offered transformations within our warrior nature to be confronted. A placement that required surrender and letting go of agendas. Now that Mars has stepped into Aries, it's time to bring back a sense of commitment, focus and goals. The coming five weeks of Mars in Aries bring a sense of renewal, strength and agility to our warrior self. Let your courage out of hiding and bring its potency into your action steps. The ego still has a refinement process to go through right now, but working consciously with your inner warrior will help with this change.
Monday, Moon transits Aries with Venus and Mars. Use courage and strength today, but temper it with new intentions and desires. This is the third day of Navaratri and the final of three dedicated to Ma Durga. Her ferocity is with us! Channel it consciously. What are you releasing of your old self in order to fully embrace your new inner power? Now is the time to purge and transform. You may still be in the cocoon phase, but this is a vital part of the change process. Use today to get clear on what you really want and need. Watch your temper and self track your anger. What's the underlying need?
The Moon helps us extract and refine a new clarity on Tuesday. As it moves to Taurus and becomes exalted, creativity is enlivened. This can help us create some clarity and creative waves. The gaze of Rahu and Saturn on the Moon, however, bring a harsher experience to an otherwise soft experience. Moon is in Rohini nakshatra today and its ruler, Lord Brahma, assists us with the creative process. As the clouds part and your new resolve emerges, what are your new convictions? What are you discovering about your needs? What nourishment can you assimilate today that will help you with this process? It is the fourth day of Navaratri and the first of three dedicated to Maha Lakshmi. Her abundant forces are being enlivened to help you feel the nourishment of life force moving in and around you. Let in the love.
Themes of abundance and nourishment continue on Wednesday, which give rise to new pathways of creativity. Possibility, hope, and a renewed sense of courage arrive later in the day. This results in an expression of creative courage, a desire to keep growing, branching out and achieving. Make your desires known and get your needs met. Ask and you will receive. It is the fifth day of Navaratri and the second of three dedicated to Maha Lakshmi. Her nourishing forces are here to support you and your needs. Are you making yourself available to receive her gifts?
Read more about Vasant Navaratri and how to make the most of this sacred time. I'll be sharing a 10 Day Self Care Challenge in my newsletter in the coming days for some extra resources. Make sure you're on my list.
Thursday brings powerful waves of emotion. How do you channel this passion? Mercury moves to the edge of Aquarius, intensifying the mind. Worry, anxiety and fear might be heightened today. The challenge will be transforming these mental body woes into something more hopeful. Keep possibility alive. Get creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. Gain momentum by channeling your creativity and ideas effectively. Today is the third day of Lakshmi and the sixth day of the Navaratri festivities. How can you extract some greater nourishment from your experiences today?
Themes of intense power and emotion and the storms from Rudra's energy, continue through Friday until Moon shifts into Punarvasu nakshatra late in the day. Mercury moves to Pisces, its sign of debilitation, at 12:53 PST, joining Sun and Ketu here. The trail of planets that has been passing through Pisces over the past weeks continues. As each planet passes through this sign of release and surrender, it is getting restructured by the touch of Ketu. Sun (ego and soul) is getting Ketu's transformational effects right now. Mercury is next! Our mental bodies will be going through many shifts and changes over the course of the next two weeks. Fast moving Mercury will be keeping us on our toes. Look for themes in your mental/imaginal body that connect to death, release and letting go. Using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with this process of release will be vital.
As we move into the final days of the Navaratri celebrations and the first day of three dedicated to Maha Saraswati, it's time to reflect on the events of the previous days. Look for themes and stories that connect to your personal mythology. The goddesses are supporting your change and transformation right now. Everything that is arriving at this time has a purpose, a meaning, a lesson for you to learn. Look carefully and take in all the messages.
Softening arrives on Saturday as Moon moves to its own sign, Cancer, midday. It joins retrograde Jupiter here which offers a gentle landing. Drishti from Mars invites in passion and power as well as a devotional quality that connects us to the Divine Mothers. We may feel a heavy sigh of relief from the week. Let your exhale be poignant and slow. Receive nourishment from wisdom and knowledge right now and absorb it deeply. Let your heart wisdom speak and share its awareness with you. Find clarity through balance. It's the second day dedicated to Maha Saraswati and the 8th day of Navaratri. On this auspicious day, Ram Navami, or Lord Rama's birthday, is also celebrated. Rejoice in the power and bravery of your dharma. Take a courageous action step on your path. Let the light of your soul lead the way.
Sunday marks the final day of Navaratri which ends with one last day in celebration of Maha Saraswati. What is the nourishing wisdom you are gathering at this time? What insights, revelations and desires have stirred you over the past nine days? These are powerful messages for your months to come. These are the stirrings of Shakti within you, the seeds of desire you must plant. Be present to your own unfolding story.
The majority of Sunday, Moon transits through Pushya nakshatra and themes of nourishment and support continue. Let your self receive wisdom, guidance and fulfillment. Let your heart be filled with hope and gladness. What do you wish to plant in your garden? Put these seeds in the ground! Let the feeling of abundance be prominent today. This is how we manifest. Late in the evening, the mental body might distract us. Stay connected to your heart wisdom, the feelings of nourishment you are cultivating in your life. Don't be swayed. Let the tenacity of your heart carry you through Monday.
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