Moon is now waxing, yet the week starts with a very new Moon still, which is quite empty. It will move through third to tenth tithis or Moon phases this week. We may notice our energy picking up as a result later in the week, especially as Mars shifts into its sign of exaltation this week.
Monday, November 24th
Today's Intention: Churn your ocean of milk into butter.
Moon hops into Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra just after midnight central time zone. Moon joins Mars here. Mercury is at the edge of Libra and Jupiter has moved to sandhi degrees (it is over 28 degrees of Cancer).
Mula is ruled by Nirrti, the goddess of adharma (against dharma) and she brings with her the ability to break, disrupt, and uproot. She is like the plow to our inner fields. She can help us pull up weeds and prepare our soil for a new garden. Don't let her toss out the good stuff though! As the planet Ketu rules this nakshatra, we can get insights and work with self discovery today, or insanity and fragility. Go gentle, go slow and attend to your self care.
Mercury moves into Scorpio at 02:13 am CST, joining a packed house! Venus, Sun, and Saturn are also in Scorpio right now- all receive drishti from Jupiter and Ketu. With Mercury (mental body) arriving into the sign of transformation, we can expect the mind to go through shifts and changes in the coming weeks. Mind, emotions and body are all extra sensitive right now as Saturn and Ketu touch our depths. This is an important time of self care, while also bravely going into our shadow parts and doing some deeper investigative work. What are the strong emotions, sensations and feelings coming to you right now? What stories is the mental body sharing with you? Use these as insights in order to go further into your depths as you seek healing and insights. Be willing to probe below the surface.
Moon moves to PurvaAshada at 23:07 CST.
Tuesday, November 25th
Today's Intention: Gain momentum from your inner steam.
Venus shifts into Jyeshtha nakshatra at 01:58 am CST. Let creativity and communication merge now. Create, co-create and work on sharing your creative offerings with others in the coming days.
Mars moves to sandhi degrees at the edge of Sagittarius.
Moon transits PurvaAshada, conjunct Mars in Sagittarius. PurvAshada is ruled by Aditi, the water goddess, as well as Venus. This combination is all about sensing and feeling our internal waters, working with the rising and lowering tides within. With the Mars Moon conjunction happening currently, we can access our intense, passionate internal waters in a very tangible way. You may experience anger and agitation, but look closely. Underneath that anger is intense, palpable passion. This passion is a gift from the divine Mother herself. Rise with these strong waters and take some powerful action steps. These passionate tides are here to help you shift, change and transform. Use them wisely.
Swift moving Mercury conjoin Saturn in the 2 degree range later today. Get embodied and spare yourself some headaches.
Moon moves to UttarAshada at 21:43 CST.
Wednesday, November 26th
Today's Intention: Put your dreams into action.
Moon transits UttarAshada, and is in exact conjunction with Mars in the early hours of the morning central time zone. Moon then jumps into Capricorn at 03:21 am CST, while Rahu, Jupiter and Saturn give their drishti to Moon now. Watch for over working, over pushing and forcing outcomes over the next few days. This tendency and theme of pushing too hard, continues in the coming month and a half, once Mars goes exalted here in Capricorn tomorrow. It's as though the Moon is ushering us into this cycle and giving us a jump start on this activation.
Let UttarAshada and the Vishva Devas be a resource of positivity, strength and self reliance today. Let them help you overcome your obstacles and harness the positivity of this time. Lead by example and show others the way.
Swift moving Mercury is cruising through Scorpio right now, already shifting into Anuradha nakshatra today at 04:43 am CST. Gather your resources in the coming days, friends and all. On an inner level, use this time to put some pieces together from your inner depths. Let the mental body guide you with this.
Moon moves into Sravana nakshatra at 20:13 CST, inviting in Vishnu to our evening.
Thursday, November 27th
Today's Intention: Expand yourself and what feels possible, but be here now.
Mars hops into its sign of exaltation, Capricorn, just after midnight central time zone at 00:57 am CST. The next month and a half are potent, powerful and fully ignited by the fire of Mars. This is a time to get a lot accomplished, take powerful action steps, and get goals set and structured. Be mindful of pushing too hard, over-working, forcing outcomes and neglecting your self care. Pay special attention to your anger, as there will be many potent and powerful messages coming to you by way of this emotion.
Moon transits Sravana nakshatra today, inviting in Vishnu and his expansiveness to our day. Vishnu is responsible for maintaining dharma, for passing knowledge and wisdom through his ruling element, Akasha, space. With Moon receiving drishti from Jupiter, Rahu and Saturn today, while conjunct newly exalted Mars in Capricorn. We may feel four levels of pressure occurring simultaneously. Paying special attention to your emotional body wisdom will be important today. Where is the pressure coming from and how can you relieve it safely? How can you get more nourished and what is the underlying need below the emotion? If we can harness the awareness of being pulled in multiple directions, we can likely find a neutral territory in the center of the chaos. Today, seek the neutral, the center, the integration of opposites and extremes. Expand yourself by standing in the center of yourself. Doing a three level check in can help you find this.
Moon moves into Dhanishta nakshatra at 18:43 CST and the Vasu Devas are ushered in to offer their light.
Friday, November 28th
Today's Intention: This little light of mine, I'm gunna let it shine.
Moon transits Dhanishta nakshatra, ruled by the Vasu Devas and the planet Mars. Once it moves into Aquarius at 05:59 am CST, it gets out of the frying pan and excess pressure from four other planets. Likely we will feel the sense of relief and things smoothing out- inner and outer- as a result. Notice today how there is a need for both slow and fast. I urge you to surrender to the slow, steady and physical body needs. Honor your body, give it TLC, move it gently and harvest through its wisdom.
The Vasu Devas allow us to shine, to give and receive our light and to be illuminated. Open your creative channels and let your light shine! Create, share, express, give and receive your abundant light. What makes you shine brightly? Do this.
Moon moves to Satabisha nakshatra at 17:16 CST inviting in Varuna.
Saturday, November 29th
Today's Intention: Move the destructive forces within you and let them dance into a new form.
Moon transits Satabisha nakshatra and the deity Varuna, as well as Rahu, arrive into our day. Varuna guards Natural Law, the order of the universe and he rules over karmas connected to suffering and disease. He has immense knowledge because he understands the spectrum of experience available to us in our human form. He reminds us to properly care for our body, mind and emotions to prevent suffering.
Moon shifts into PurvaBhadrapada at 15:56 CST, and Ajaikapada arrives into our evening with Jupiter- both rule this nakshatra. Ajaikapada is another name for Shiva, Lord of the Dance. With one foot up and one foot rooted into the earth, he symbolizes immense feats, the delicate balance of life, and the dance between movement and stability.
Sunday, November 30th
Today's Intention: Sift and sort the pieces of your life. Make new friends, but keep the old.
Saturn shifts into Anuradha nakshatra at 08:54 am CST and will be in this lunar constellation for a little over a year. This is a good shift for Saturn to make and it will likely be a valuable transit for helping us put the pieces together in our lives that need to be re-assembled, re-stored and re-aligned, in order for greater wholeness. Since Saturn is in Scorpio, it's very definitely a time of deconstruction, change and transformation, yet with Saturn transiting the friendly star of Anuradha, ruled by Mitra, we have a chance to create some helpful and lasting changes for ourselves- if we are willing and able to work with the finer details of our lives. Mitra is the deity of friendship, so expect him to offer support and resources for building alliances over the course of 2015. Anuradha is ruled by Saturn, so this is a constellation that does well with Saturn's finite abilities. Gain resources through networking, connecting, sharing, being benevolent, speaking the sweet truth. It will, however, be very important to remember the big picture over the next year, as Mitra and Saturn may get us lost in the fine details of life, forgetting the bigger, overall, reality of existence. Read more about the Saturn in Scorpio transit.
Moon jumps into Pisces at 9:01 am CST, joining Ketu there and receives drishti from Rahu and Jupiter. Moon moves into UttaraBhadrapada at 14:44 CST. Ahirbudhnya, the serpent of the nether realms, helps us today with uncovering hidden parts of ourselves. He is a Rudra, a strong force of Nature, one that can remove calamities, misfortunes and can help us overcome obstacles.
With Moon in conjunction with Ketu and receiving gaze from Rahu, it's important to remember self care guidelines, and pay special attention to your emotional body in the coming days. Flashes of insight and awareness may arrive today, yet may trigger discomfort. Work with your discomfort effectively, invite it in for a cup of tea, and begin to find a new relationship with your disillusionment. Now's the time to transform your shadow parts.