Moon is waning this week with two planetary transits happening. Venus moves into Scorpio on Tuesday and the Sun follows on Sunday. This begins our focus on Scorpio in the coming weeks as we work directly with transformation- from the inside out.
Monday, November 10th
Today's Intention: Roar like you've never roared before!
Moon moves to Ardra nakshatra at 03:58 am CST, inviting in Rudra and Rahu into our day. Moon receives direct gaze from Mars, increasing the emotional intensity available with Ardra. The morning, and our week, start off with a bang!
Rudra brings immense power and strength with him and when he combines with the Moon, this can bring immense emotional currents. This is why Ardra is connected to anger and the ferocity that anger offers us. (Anger is like a big wave, not like a ripple on the water.) Anger is an exceptional gift if used properly. When used improperly, it is a mental body dysfunction. When our anger is resourced from our emotional body wisdom, our sensing, it can be used as a tool of activation, motivation and power. It can be a dharmic gift, a 3rd chakra oriented self empowerment tool. How do you find the gift in anger? Look at the needs it is sharing with you. That need can be a huge source of awakening for you. It takes willingness, action steps and courage to go into the depth of your needs and use them as a personal development resource. Your anger can get you there and Rudra can make this happen. Charge forward today and roar loudly!
Tuesday, November 11th
Today's Intention: Let the depth of MA, wrap you in her arms. Love is the only answer you need.
Moon moves into Punarvasu nakshatra at 05:27 am CST, and Aditi steps into our day with an extra level of Jupiter. Aditi brings expanded awareness to us, a universal consciousness, and helps us see the bigger picture in our lives. Through her expansiveness, we learn and grow.
Once we get out of the small, isolated focus that often consumes our humanness, we can go beyond the small self, into a larger, grander sense of being. Aditi brings us resources for our expansion- whether it's through knowledge, wealth, or other types of assistance. She is the Mother of all goodness and brings us support when we need it. Think of her like the benevolent mother that we all need. Think of her as your silver lining, the gift within you that is waiting to be opened. What is beyond your struggle, your resistance, your excessive drive and desires? What is the gift hidden in your shadows? What is your true need? Go there and look for the motherly love, the nourishment that is waiting for you like a balm for the heart.
Venus moves to Scorpio at 19:14 CST, joining Saturn there. This marks the beginning of several weeks where there will be a stacking of planets in Scorpio. This is a transformational time period, starting with the transformation of our creativity, passion, desires and relationships via Venus. What do you need to pull up from your depths in order to create more lasting change in your life? What needs transcendence in your relationships? What patterns are old, outworn and need to be transformed once and for all? As Venus connects with Saturn here, the ultimate new container is created for our capacity to love and be loved, to create and be intensely creative. What are you creating in your life and how do you want it to look? Dream big, dream deep.
Wednesday, November 12th
Today's Intention: Your emotional body wisdom is the key to unlock the mystery of your mind.
Moon jumps into its own sign Cancer at 00:58 am CST. Moon joins exalted Jupiter here which gives a softness, expansion and knowledgeable connection to the Moon and our emotional body. Both receive drishti from Mars and Ketu, which brings fire and sparks to the emotional body and our learning capacity today. Learn, grow and expand from your felt senses. What can your agitation, annoyances and irritations teach you about your needs? How can you bring a bit more fire into your self awareness, self expansion?
As Moon moves into Pushya nakshatra at 07:33 am CST, nourishment becomes our ultimate desire and motivation. Knowledge, wisdom and growth becomes our driving force today as Brihaspati (Jupiter personified) rules over Pushya. He is responsible for helping our good thoughts (devis) win and overcome the bad thoughts (asuras or demons). Our work with light overcoming our darkness is maximized today. Today, dance with your shadows intentionally and look behind the curtain. Let the emotional body and your heart wisdom spark depth and insights for you.
Have you done a 3 level check in recently? Pause and check in.
Thursday, November 13th
Today’s Intention: The mind is a diamond in the rough. Keep polishing it, but don’t get too attached to it.
Moon moves into Ashlesha nakshatra at 10:08 am CST, and Sarpa rules our day. Sarpa is a small serpent, connected to Rahu, our shadow self. Ashlesha is also ruled by the planet Mercury, our mental body. It’s a nakshatra where the shadow and our mind merge and co-create.
Today, remember to rule your mind, rather than letting your mind rule you. Be a master of your mental body and you will gain access to profound insights and the gems of your existence- from a level of understanding. This is only one level of life, though. The purpose of mastering the mind is so you can lose it. Want a shortcut? Get embodied!
Friday, November 14th
Today’s Intention: The wisdom of the body holds all the resources you need for awakening.
Moon conjuncts Jupiter mid morning, expanding our emotional body capacity; our ability to sense and feel. Use this as a time to tune into your senses and instincts more acutely. With Sun at the edge of Libra, and Saturn still getting accustomed to Scorpio, it’s an ideal time to get embodied and to get gentle somatic guidance. Take your questions into movement exploration and a creative ritual, then listen for your answers to come from your subtle depths. If you haven’t used my creative ritual yet for the waning Moon, this is an ideal time.
Venus moves into Anuradha at 11:00 am CST and Mitra helps guide our friendships and relationships now for the coming ten days. Mitra is into fine detail, camaraderie and eloquent speech. He likes kindness, connection and doting on those he loves. Use this time to solidify relationships through the softness of Anuradha. Stay out his critical overly-detail oriented downside. This critical lens is what can close down the heart chakra in our relationships. Zoom out for more heart expansion. It’s a fine time to get detail oriented with the physical body and its needs however. Just don’t get lost in these details.
As Moon transitions into Leo and Magha nakshatra at 13:04 CST, an abrupt shift takes place. Moon receives drishti from Saturn, but Magha invites in the deity Pitr and a dash of Ketu for our day. Sparks of imagination, awareness and insight may arrive. Let your body be the tuning fork as you listen for clues and seek pieces of your inner puzzle. Likely you will gain insights about your polarities if you are listening carefully. Your shadow and light. Your willingness and your resistance.
Saturday, November 15th
Today's Intention: Put down some roots! Dance them into the ground!
Magha stays with us the majority of the day and Pitr guides us as well as Ketu. Confidence and courage may be enlivened, or an overdose of ego. Wisdom of flashes of insight may be lurking in the shadows if you're willing to boldly go into your setbacks, disappointments and illusions. Don't let the mind play its tricks on you. When in doubt, ask the ancestors for their assistance.
Rahu jumps into Hasta nakshatra at 13:31 CST, and brings us a new opportunity to work with our shadows over the next 8.5 months. Hasta is ruled by Savitr, the god of the dawn. Dawn is neither day, nor night, yet a sacred time of awakening, of beginnings, possibilities. It is vulnerable, yet immensely powerful in this vulnerability. The crack of dawn that Savitr rules is our most potent moment of change, transformation, and realization. With our shadow (Rahu) moving into Savitr's domain for the coming 8.5 months, we enter a sacred and formidable time period that can truly activate and instigate lasting change, from our depths. Working directly with our shadow and allowing it to teach us our greatest needs, yearnings and desires can offer a crucial link for our psycho-spiritual awakening. Our shadow afterall is the gift of our incarnation, our reason for being alive in this body, on the earth plane. If we aren't using our darkness for awakening, we lose our purpose. This life then becomes futile, wasted, and lacks evolutionary depth. This is a powerful cosmic opportunity. Use it. Ask your shadows, your pains, your misery, sadness and heart aches for insights. The shadow can remind you why you are alive, what you have to share with others, what you need out of this one precious life. With courage, you will no doubt harvest some extremely powerful answers as to why you are alive. Use the Gayatri Mantra to assist your awakenings in the coming months.
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don't go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don't go back to sleep!”
As Moon transitions into Purvaphalguni at 16:06 CST, our creativity and fertility are enlivened. Pull from your depths and use your inner mysteries and questions for dancing, exploring and excavating. What is your biggest question right now? Take it into your dancing, singing, painting and let the answers come. Plant seeds today- for your greatness, for your courage, for your self-empowerment. Let the body be a resource for this anchoring. Let the pelvis help you with this.
Sunday, November 16th
Today's Intention: Let waves of creativity wash over you and through you.
Sun slips into Scorpio at 06:07 am CST, joining Saturn, and Venus there. These three planets receive drishti (gaze) from exalted Jupiter, and Ketu. This transit marks the beginning of a very transformational month for us. One that calls upon us to dig from our depths, to transform our darkness and illuminate our shadows, our vulnerabilities. (See above for more of this theme as Rahu has just moved into Hasta nakshatra). Sun brings the light, but Scorpio represents our depth and our darkness. The degree of our growth and transformation will be based on our willingness, our courage and our actions steps. Step towards your shadow, not away from it, in the coming weeks. Look at the Sun and let the shadow fall behind you. Dance in the light, while watching your shadow self move with you. They are one and the same and inform your movements, steps and transformation. Invite in your whole Self.
The majority of our day is connected to Purvaphalguni and Bhaga which connects us to our sensuality, sexuality and relationships. This is a star of fertility, creativity and connectivity. A star of relation and co-creation. Use this energy to inspire activation, to clear and purge stagnant energy- especially that which is stuck in your pelvis, your creative energy center. Let my Creative Ritual for the waning Moon help you with this.
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Moon moves to Uttaraphalguni at 18:58 CST, and Aryaman steps into our evening with an extra dose of Sun as well. He rules the second half of the Phalguni stars and helps us with sustaining creativity, fertility and co-creation. Aryaman is connected to the ancestors, to lineage and to that which sustains and nourishes in a lasting way; as steady stream of creative intelligence.
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