This Week's Intention: Go slow and turn inward. Find soft landings and moments of joy.
Fill your cup with embodied nourishment and trust your steps.
The week begins with Moon finishing up its transit through Virgo, conjunct debilitated Venus, Mars and shadow planet Rahu. This crowded combination amplifies relationship work as well as money issues. Shadows with commodities and luxuries may surface. Moon is waning and has entered the 14th tithi the final phase before the new Moon or Amavasya.
Diwali is under way and the festival of lights invites us to awaken and increase our inner brightness with the support of Lakshmi and her divine nourishment. With the debilitation of Venus, conjunct Rahu right now, it’s an ideal time to be working with obstacles and challenges connected to money, nourishment and vitality. What is keeping you in the dark? What needs to shift, change and transform in order for deeper support and stability? Transform darkness into light.
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Monday continues the action-oriented power of Chitra and Vishvakarma. Ruling planet of Vishvakarma, Mars, may be pushing his agendas with force, anger, agitation and frustrations. Today, Mars and Rahu are in tight conjunction. Extra tenacity, force and strong convictions emerge. Notice where you are holding and resisting, keeping you from surrender. Attend to calculated, steady action steps. Where there is force, there will be frustration or challenge. Go slow and soften your steps today. Attend to physical body and self care attentively. Moon is moving into the final phase of the waning cycle. Turn your gaze inward and attend to your relationship with Self. Moon shifts into Libra late morning, joining debilitated Sun and Mercury here.
Today is the third day in the Diwali celebration and is dedicated to Hanuman, the much loved and revered monkey god. His strength, and devotion to Lord Rama, are honored today. May we each awaken to the compassion, strength and love within us!
Late Monday evening, Moon shifts to Swati Nakshatra, Vayu’s domain. Movement, shifts and changes arrive and winds pick up- inner and outer. What direction do they move you? Or do you stay rooted and grounded within?
Tuesday, Moon continues to move through Swati nakshatra and the wind god, Vayu, invites in sweeping changes. Does he offer you gentle breezes or powerful gusts? Can you stay firmly planted or are you swept away with his powerful and mighty movement? Attend to your inner winds today. Align with prana diligently and attend to its messages. Harness these inner winds and you will maximize your power and vitality. Moon arrives into the 15th tithi, Amavasya, today and moves towards complete emptiness. Mars and Rahu still travel in close conjunction with debilitated Venus in Virgo with them as well. Relationships, money and comfort may feel charged and intense. Anger, fixation, one-pointedness can emerge. Notice where you can drop, release and change.
Today, is the fourth day of Diwali. Light your lights!
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Just as Wednesday arrives, Moon shifts into Vishaka nakshatra and the dual god, Indragni expresses its support and co-creative energy. Connect, collaborate and share. Gather resources from others and find support in new ways. Today is Diwali! Celebrate life, vitality, light and wealth! Let Lakshmi nourish and support your with her many abundant gifts and resources! Read More.
The new Moon is at 11:47 CST while Moon transits Libra and Vishaka nakshatra. Moon is conjunct debilitated Sun (as it always is during the new Moon) as well as Mercury. There is a gentleness and deeply inward focus for this new Moon. The natural tendency is to turn inward during the emptiness of Amavasya, but debilitated Sun amplifies this inward stroke. Physical and spiritual bodies request attention and focus. Meditate, spend time in nature and deepen embodiment. New harvesting may take place with your inner realms so be sure to make space for listening through pauses and contemplation. It's a powerful time to clean up and attend to unfinished business on the emotional, mental and physical body levels. Let spirit support you with these shifts and changes.
Relationships and money are a big part of the transformations that are taking place during the new Moon and into the waxing cycle. Relationships and money are connected to Venus, who offers comfort, support and the necessary nourishment for life itself. Venus provides life support, shakti, and the necessary flow of love in order for us to connect and harmonize with life. We can't do this alone, it's a collaborative effort. Challenges, frustrations and blockages arrive to help you make adjustments and move towards new pathways of nourishment and support. What obstacles are you noticing? What is arriving that is asking you to take a deeper look? Attend to necessary changes and transformations at this time in order for more Venus support. Gather resources and tools to assist you with inner change.
The critic will have an agenda all its own in the waxing cycle. It's focus and fixation needs a good rattling in order to soften and offer more flexibility. Notice where you are resisting and refusing. How is your rigidity serving you? More importantly, what does your critic need? It may be hiding behind protection or a false sense of safety. Let it come towards the light and invite it over for tea and scones. Deepen your relationship with your inner critic- including all the stories it kicks up around shoulds, have-to's, supposed to's and musts. These illusions need to be awakened and cleared in order for growth to take place. Where are you trapped, locked in to old patterns of being and believing? Now is the time to liberate yourself and remove the veils. Keep moving towards deeper and deeper nourishment- the kind that invites in safety and support, stability and inner knowing. You'll know this nourishment when you are embodied and the felt senses are enlivened. This is not something the mind can offer.
Late evening on Wednesday, Moon shifts to its debilitation sign, Scorpio. Keep turning inward and attend to your inner landscape.
Thursday, Moon continues through Scorpio and its debilitation here provokes inward focus, vulnerability and sensitivity. As moon conjuncts Saturn during this transit, attending to the emotional and physical bodies is vital. In the wee hours of the morning, Moon shifts to Anuradha nakshatra and moves closer to Saturn. Watch for depression, feelings of isolation, grief, release and letting go that may instigate inner sensitivity. Connect with friends for support and stay out of minor details. Don't get sucked into the little things, try to keep a big picture focus. Find soft landings in the physical body. Track sensations and keep coming back to the inner landscape of your being. Find sensations of comfort, support, safety and ease- even if there are overwhelming challenges elsewhere.
Friday, Moon shifts to the last nakshatra of Scorpio early in the morning. As Moon transits through Jyeshtha, Indra arrives with his sensual support. His high level sensitivity provokes deep awareness on the sensorial level of our being. Rather than control and resistance of our senses, take a nourishing approach. How can you deepen your relationship with the sensations of your being? Rather than being ruled by these amazing human parts of the body, let them become resources for information, deepening nourishment and pathways to joy, balance and awakening. Less control, more compassion.
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Mid morning on Saturday, Moon shifts into Sagittarius, crossing the tricky gap between watery Scorpio and fiery Sagittarius. Notice what is burning away and being released. As Moon arrives in Sagittarius, it lands in Mula, an often challenging and chaotic lunar constellation. Turmoil, shifts, changes and transformations are inevitable as this star pulls up roots and tills our inner soil. What are you gathering, bundling up- and how can you find a deeper release? Stand your ground. Find your center. Arrive in your core and avoid the overwhelm and challenges.
Debilitated Sun and Mercury are in tight conjunction in the coming days. Mind is sharp, but possibly fried. Watch for overactive critic and excessive focus. Avoid burn out with extra self care, meditation and time in nature. Go slow and pause as much as possible.
Sunday, Moon moves to PurvaAshada nakshatra, the domain of water goddess, Apas. Gain fluidity, flow and momentum today through attending to the emotional body. Harness its wisdom and creative forces by tapping into your feelings and attending to their messages. What is asking for your attention and intention? The mirror of money and relationships will provoke and instigate deeper inquiry. Pay attention to this awareness. Let passions stir nourishment and connection with desire and possibility. Sun and Mercury are still tightly conjunct, rendering the mental body combust, hot and fiery. Do less and accomplish more.
Late morning on Monday, Moon moves to the latter half of the Ashada constellation, UttaraAshada, and the Vishva Devas arrive to lend their support and assistance. When we align with right action, dharma, Nature aligns to support us with her power and abundance. The All Gods, or Vishva Devas, who rule this nakshatra, remind us of this need. Natural Laws are the supreme laws of the universe and keep us connected to Source, our ultimate alignment with life and spirit. Make you actions count today. Notice where you may be out of integrity- with yourself and spirit. Make the necessary adjustments to get the power you seek. Where is ego pushing you away from Source? What stories in the mind are keeping you from ultimate nourishment and divine connection? With debilitated Sun and Mercury in exact conjunction today, mental body work is necessary. Clean up, purify and burn away illusions and old chitta vrittis, mind stuff. Purify and transform through right relationship with Self and life.
Sun and Mercury make a frenzied shift into Scorpio almost simultaneously, on November 16th. More coming about this transit in my next post.