Moon begins its waxing cycle (Shukla Paksha) this week after the new Moon on 5.28.
Moon moves to Taurus at 12:38 pm CDT where it becomes exalted until 18:14 CDT this evening. Moon then moves to its mulitrikona degrees instead, however the power and clarity of this position can still be felt. Make hay while the Sun shines. Moon is in its final tithi (Moon phase) as it reaches its complete emptiness or new Moon status (amavasya) which takes place tomorrow. Moon is in Krittika nakshatra today.
Krittika is ruled by Agni, which has everything to do with purifying, clearing and clarifying. Agni is the sacred fire god, literally the fire of life, who insures our transformations on all levels of existence- both internally and externally. He has an exactness and a certain precision which can be ideal for "cutting to the chase" and being extremely direct. Agni can help us see clearly what needs to occur for greater ease and momentum in our lives.
Today, let go and let god. If you've had an agenda and a fixation on relationships, desires, changes that need to be made within you or your circumstances, surrender them. There's a plan that is greater than you and has your best interests in mind. Don't doubt this. Create space for the myriad of possibilities that exist outside of our small minds. The only thing standing in your way is you. Be open and perceptive to sudden change and the changes that may be necessary in order for you to truly embrace your deepest longings. What can you cut out, let go of and clarify today?
Moon moves to Rohini nakshatra at 07:24 am CDT. Moon is in its mulitrikona sign of Taurus still. Rohini is ruled by Lord Brahma who created the universe. His vast creativity is expressed through this auspicious nakshatra. It is a new Moon day as well. New Moon is at 13:40 CDT with Moon in Taurus and in Rohini nakshatra.
Rohini is a nakshatra ruled by Lord Brahma, the creator of the Universe. He exemplifies great strength, possibility and creative energy. Creativity, artistry and material abundance are part of his offerings. And since he is husband of goddess Saraswati, who offers us wisdom, knowledge and the arts, Rohini is also connected to her graces by default. Read more about the new Moon and the coming waxing cycle.
Use these Amavasya (new Moon) Harvesting questions for deeper inquiry:
What am I ripe and ready for? What are my desires for the next two weeks? What action steps can I take for greater fruits and a richer harvest? What potential awaits me? What strength am I arriving at? What actions were left undone in the last cycle that I need to revisit? How do I want to move forward? Where do I want to channel my creativity and how? What support do I need with my efforts? What am I stepping towards?
Tap into your vast creative potential today. With your empty vessel, create conscious and nourishing ways to fill and be filled. Create a mandala and "fill your cup" with intention. Sync up with the new Moon and learn more about the purpose of this cycle here.
Moon moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra today at 08:47 am CDT. The ruler of this nakshatra is Chandra, the sanskrit name for the Moon. Connected to soma, growth, ojas and the spark of creative potential, today offers changes that can better serve and nourish us. We will be moving quickly in heart and mind. Fluctuations and flutters are inevitable as Chandra moves quickly and the symbol of this nakshatra is a deer.
Changes in relationships may be felt today. Who has changed? You or the other? What awakenings are present as you re-direct your focus towards greater needs, nourishment and support? What is working and not working in your relationship dynamics?
As Moon moves into Gemini at 21:38 CDT, the mental body kicks up and may churn up overwhelm. Temper this with embodiment and grounding, self care rituals and creative and artistic processes. Have you done your new Moon mandala and harvesting work yet?
Moon transits Gemini with Mercury and Jupiter there. These three planets receive drishti (gaze) from Rahu. Mental body is moving quickly and much expansion can be felt with ideas, visions, creativity and possibilities. How can you harvest these fruits and capture these golden nuggets of grande thought? Day dream and let desires expand you for now.
Mercury moves to Ardra nakshatra at 6:30 am CDT leading the way for Moon to move into this nakshatra as well. Moon moves into Ardra nakshatra at 10:36 am CDT; the Rahu and Rudra (storm god) energy enlivens. Does he expand you into overwhelm and excessive cravings that lead to more frustration? Or can you temper his shadowy nature with focus? Harness the momentum that can be felt right now. Write lists and "dump out your head" on paper. Set goals, prioritize and be potent in your actions.
As Moon crosses Mercury now in Ardra as well, overwhelm and mental spin can set in. It will be important today (as well as the next two weeks of Mercury in Ardra) to attend to the emotional and physical bodies for grounding and support, rather then letting the mental body get away with its usual mayhem. Pay attention to your emotions. Overwhelm? Anger? Exhaustion? Fear? This is a direct indication that your basic needs of support and nourishment are not being met. How can you find a different way to get the job done? How can you use self care to get your needs met? What paradigms need to shift in your relationships so that you can release some of the angst? Get embodied.
As Moon moves closer to Jupiter and into Punarvasu nakshatra at 12:50 pm CDT, the wisdom begins to surface. The pieces that arrived abruptly and painfully yesterday and earlier today, begin to translate into greater awareness. Aditi, the mother of all goodness and abundance provides us with a more unified experience. She has a harmonizing effect on us and can nourish and support us where we need it most.
In what ways can you move towards greater nourishment, support, stability and strength today? Take time for inward and nourishing activities. Meditation and yoga are vital re-charge tools for today and will give you the maximum harvesting of your inner journey.
Moon moves into Cancer (its own sign) at 08:46 am CDT where it receives drishti (gaze) from Saturn. Moon moves into Pushyami nakshatra at 15:27 CDT, enlivening its ruler, Brihaspati, another name for Jupiter. However, this nakshatra is ruled by Saturn, so we get direct access to the expansion (Jupiter) and contraction (Saturn) elements today. The dynamics of Saturn at play with the Moon can bring a restrictive feeling. Though nourishment can be harvested and received with some surrender.
How can we use structure and restraint today in order for nourishment? Attend to your inner needs. Find nourishment and support in slow, small, steady and in gentle silence. Work with expand and contract, open and close principles as well as the other dynamics of the heart lotus while Moon is in Cancer. Find my Exalted Jupiter & Heart mp3 here for greater creative awareness and support with this dynamic.
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