Moon continues to wane this week, leading us into the depths of our silence, winter Solstice, and the new Moon- this Sunday on the 21st. The intensity from last week continues for us as the tricky gandanta between Scorpio and Sagittarius is still active, as well as Mula nakshatra- who brings uprooting, change, transformation and endings to us. The new Moon truly brings deep shifts- in order for a new year to be enlivened. Make this time truly intentional. Be sure you are on my newsletter list and following along with my Self Care Challenge this week, culminating with a special free class that will help you resource from your shadows, your depths.
Monday, December 15th
Today's Intention: Turn shadow into light.
Moon transits Virgo and moves from Uttaraphalguni into Hasta nakshatra at 06:11 am CST. Moon moves into close proximity with Rahu, also in Hasta right now. Hasta is ruled by Savitr and the Moon and brings awakenings to us through light. Savitr rules the first rays of dawn just as the light peeks above the horizon line; fresh light, the moment of awakening, the clarity and truth that arrives with this light. Step towards your light rays today, the shadows are right behind you, but you can dance with both.
Sun, our light source, is perched at the edge of Scorpio, opening the challenging gandanta portal between water (Scorpio) and fire (Sagittarius). He makes the leap official at 20:49 CST, jumping into the fire and Mula nakshatra, nirrti's domain. This puts Sun, Mercury and Venus in the transformational nakshatra of Mula until tomorrow morning. Tonight is an intense one- of upheaval and change. If you are feeling unsteady, like your roots are being pulled up from your grounding source, this is why. Ground with a 3 level check in, and take this awareness into gentle movement. Get embodied through somatic wisdom. Self care is non-negotiable right now. Have you joined my Self Care Challenge?
Tuesday, December 16th
Today's Intention: Plan your life by sensing and feeling into what nourishes you.
Moon is conjunct Rahu in the very early hours of the morning for the Central time zone. The shadows are influencing our emotional body and mental body right now and intensifying both our mind and emotions. This is a powerful time in general to look directly at your shadows and intentionally work with challenges, blockages, and the general intensity being shown to us. Use this time to uproot and transform your darkness and bring it to the light.
As Moon shifts into Chitra nakshatra at 08:32 am CST, Moon begins to move away from tight conjunction with Rahu and we begin to feel a shift towards action steps, motivation and empowerment. This might show up as anger, rage and increased passion. Look for the message under the fire. Vishvakarma and Mars are the rulers of Chitra and as his name and planetary association suggests, he is a god of action, creation and also creativity.
Increased flow and creativity may flood into us as the water planet Venus moves into PurvaAshada nakshatra at 07:56 am CST. This breaks up the congestion of three planets in Mula nakshatra, Nirrti's domain of uprooting, dishevelment and chaos. Venus's shift into PurvaAshada, invites in resources from Apas, the water goddess, which will help us purify and nourish more deeply at this time, while also inviting in a deepening of our senses and feelings. Let emotions flow, the the internal waters within you flow, and keep your inner tides moving. Use embodiment, dance, and the arts as your primary resources as these are ruled by Venus, and they can offer healing and transformation while keeping our internal waters flowing, during this time of shift and change.
Moon moves into Libra at 21:28 CST.
Wednesday, December 17th
Today's Intention: Harness your inner winds, spread your wings and fly.
Moon shifts into Swati nakshatra at 10:13 am CST, inviting in Vayu and Swati's planetary ruler, Rahu, to our day. Vayu is the wind god whose high winds bring movement, change, and strength. As one of the eight Vasudevas, Vayu brings illumination and resources to us. Today, look for your inner strength and use it as a powerful resource and reminder of what you are capable of.
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Thursday, December 18th
Today's Intention: The support you need is already here. Are you allowing it into your life?
Moon continues to transit Libra, but changes into Vishaka nakshatra at 11:09 am CST. The dual god force, Indragni and the planet Jupiter step into our day, enlivening a different kind of transformation and change for us. As this dual god expresses, two is better than one! The power and force of Indra, combines with the transformational abilities of Agni, and voila, a super force is created! This is a reminder to resource with co-creation, joining forces and being able to receive support from others. We are not in this life process alone! Transform, heal and shift the relationship you have with yourself, in order to invite in more nourishment from others.
Friday, December 19th
Today's Intention: "There is a voice that doesn't use words, listen." - Rumi
The Moon continues to wane and enters the 13th tithi today. Emptiness is nearing. Moon shifts into Scorpio at 05:19 CST, exemplifying our approach into the darkness and emptiness of the final new Moon of the year while simultaneously being Winter Solstice. The rawness of our inner depths are here, palpable, and should be beckoning us inward. We must not neglect the darkness for the attraction of the light and we must not neglect our light for the compelling draw of the darkness. Rather, integration, union of seemingly opposing forces within us and around us, is the most worthy effort of all. Being able to dance with shadow and light is paramount. Join me for my free online class this Sunday, Resourcing From Your Shadow.
Once Moon moves into Anuradha at 11:17 CST, we shift our attention to pieces of the whole. The merging quality of Vishaka transforms us and Anuradha invites in the finer details available to us once with merge, unify and coexist. Mitra, the ruler here, as well as Saturn, help us with structure, fine detail and putting pieces of the puzzle together; essentially, making meaning out of separateness. We do this with love, devotion and wisdom. Moon in Scorpio joins Saturn here and receives drishti from Jupiter and Ketu as well. Moon is in exact conjunction with Saturn around 15:00 CST. The effects on the Moon today offers us a combination of structure, wisdom and change simultaneously. Emotionally this may appear as depression, frustration or anger. Work with the underlying needs of your emotional body and seek the wisdom it is offering you. Don't bypass what arrives. Ground with a 3 level check in, and take this awareness into gentle movement. Get embodied through somatic wisdom. Self care is non-negotiable right now.
Saturday, December 20th
Today's Intention: Befriend your mind, trust your emotions, listen to your body, embrace spirit.
Moon has passed over Saturn now and begins to separate from tight conjunction, but still transits Scorpio. Moon shifts into Jyeshtha nakshatra at 10:40 am CST, inviting in a full dose of Indra and his power. Jyeshta is ruled by the planet Mercury, expressing that our power is most potently rooted in the mind. Yet being able to harness this power is ultimately the source of our strength and abilities. Learning to harness the mental body, its stories, illusions and intelligence, is so vital for our well being. We can't bypass the gifts of the emotional and physical bodies, nor neglect their potency for our existence, though the mind will pull us out of our truest senses and feelings if it gets the chance! Indra reminds us that harnessing the mind, the mental body, and its faculties, provides us with the ultimate strength we need to overcome all challenges and illusions.
Sunday, December 21st
Today's Intention: Let go and let flow. Let go and let god.
Moon is in the 15th tithi, the final phase of the waning cycle. The Moon is now making the tricky gandanta passage, crossing from Scorpio into Sagittarius. Venus, Mercury and Sun have already made this leap and jumped right into Mula, the domain of Nirrti- goddess of uprooting and all things adharmic, against dharma. Moon's passage into this junction point signals the final shift of this cycle, the final transformational piece we need in order to extract the dark nourishment of this time. Moon jumps into Sagittarius and Mula nakshatra at 09:26 am CST, joining Venus, Mercury and Sun there already. This puts three planets in Mula until Mercury shifts into PurvaAshada at 13:30 CST today. As Mercury makes this shift, we should begin to feel another level of nourishment arrive to us. This may come as open floodgates, moving internal waters, the creative flow moving within. The mental body may feel flooded with thoughts, ideas, images, imagination. Capture what you can, but let the rest flow out and through you. Use the coming weeks and days to capture the most potent and alive pieces moving through you, but keep the intention of nourishment, release and cleansing.
The new Moon is at 19:36 CST with Moon in Sagittarius and Mula Nakshatra. It is the Winter Solstice, the darkest night of the year, when a natural turning inward, towards our depth and darkness, takes place. The need for this turning inward, touching the depth of our darkness, is as natural as turning towards the light. Nature reminds us with her cycles and rhythms, the potency, power and necessity of both light and dark, and our dance with both. This is an ideal time to be working very intentionally with our shadows, our own darkness. Please join me for my free online class this Sunday, Resourcing From Your Shadow.
Read more about the coming waxing Moon cycle in my New Moon Wisdom + Creative Ritual.
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