The week starts with a Moon that is still very full, in the first tithi of the waning cycle, and in its own sign of Cancer. This fullness will carry us through the week. Keep your focus on what you are filling your container with as the Moon empties over the coming days.
Monday, January 5th
Today’s Intention: Think big! If you can dream it, you can create it.
Moon transits Gemini and Punarvasu Nakshatra and still is very full. It moves into the first tithi, beginning the waning process, yet is still brimming with light and a sense of wholeness. As Moon shifts into its own sign of Cancer later in the day, a new sense of wholeness is exemplified. The creativity and connectivity of Gemini transitions into an emotional body centered awareness that carries us through tomorrow.
The ruling deity of Punarvasu is Aditi, who offers us expansive qualities in order to enlarge our capacity to hold wisdom and enlarge our container. Let her softness, her nurturing, and her unity consciousness offer gifts as you keep your focus on filling yourself with nourishment.
With Mars newly in Aquarius, a Saturn ruled air sign, we get an intense focus on ingenuity and innovation. Let this placement help you in the coming weeks create new and improved containers of nourishment for your self. If you need something different, now is the time to dream and scheme and put your desires into action. Think outside the box, but don’t forget to implement your efforts with strong, clear action steps.
Moon shifts into its own sign, Cancer, at 17:24 CST, and our focus moves from mental body to emotional body. Use this time to get heart centered as the chest and ribcase, the heart and fourth chakra, are the ultimate container of life.
Moon moves into Pushya nakshatra at 23:55 CST.
Tuesday, January 6th
Today’s Intention: Open up your channels and direct the flow.
Moon transits its own sign, Cancer, with retrograde Jupiter, while in Pushya nakshatra. Moon and Jupiter receive direct gaze (drishti) from the highly creative planets, Mercury and Venus, who are now transiting Capricorn. They also receive gaze from Ketu, the planet of illumination and restructuring.
Today brings a sense of heightened pressure and intensity, and yet the underlying sense is one of comfort and support. Allow the pressure to magnify what you need on a very fundamental level. Let yourself be cracked open so that the light can enter through these cracks. This is where you can access a new sense of depth and awakening. Be creative and invite in ingenuity. This is a time of radical change and finding new options and solutions for our greatest needs. Get open to receive, though it will likely come from some inner pressure.
Venus moves into Sravana nakshatra at 14:28 CST and Vishnu begins to help us with our expansion process and our dharmic alignment. It will be through creativity, however, that we can maximize this expansion process. Be intentional with your creativity, the creative flow, and your attention to your inner power. Shakti begins to flow more rapidly now, but only if your channels are open. Work with my Creative Rituals and get embodied.
Wednesday, January 7th
Today’s Intention: Don’t get lost in your illusions and don’t forget to look in the mirror.
Moon shifts into Ashlesha nakshatra at 02:15 am CST, and becomes closely conjunct Jupiter also in Ashlesha. This is a lunar star that is ruled by Mercury and Sarpa, a small snake associated with shadows and illusions. Our focus for today should be on expansion, but at what cost? Be cognizant of over drive and over doing it. Bringing awareness to your motivation can go a long way in helping you expand consciousness around your needs. What is the underlying need with your expansion desires? What needs are not currently being met? Let these answers point the way to what types of nourishment you need to feed yourself with. Be aware that the mental body and its illusions will be running the show. Illusions or imagination? Allow the imagination to assist your creation process but don't get lost in them.
As Mercury moves into Sravana today at 11:34 am CST, the themes of expansion are intensified and heightened within the mental body. Both Venus and Mercury are in Vishnu's domain now. Mercury stays in Sravana for an extended period of time as he continues to move through this nakshtra, then retrogrades on January 21st, moving in reverse, back through this lunar constellation. Even after he goes direct on February 11th, we will experience Mercury briefly jumping back into Sravana on his way back through Capricorn. This cycle brings an opportunity for us to work for our dreams, our goals, and our desires in a very strategic and constructive way. It will take effort for us to expand, but it will be worth the effort we put in. Don’t neglect the intensity level, as Rahu will be giving his gaze to Mercury all the while. We may find ourselves pushing way too hard, over working and over achieving. The trick will be to expand, while maintaining a graceful balance with our physical body needs, in order to keep the mental body and emotional bodies more balanced and harmonious. If you can do it right now, you can do it in the future.
Thursday, January 8th
Today’s Intention: Ask the ancestors and ye shall receive.
Moon jumps into Leo and Magha nakshatra at 04:57 am CST, igniting Sun energy and the sparks of Ketu. Magha is fierce and severe and ruled by Pitr, a nakshatra that expresses itself through the ancestors, lineage matters and especially the father. This is a day ruled over by masculine energy so use the power and force diligently and consciously. Channel the energy and power of the day in a way that allows you to get the biggest bang for your buck. Maximize by channeling your actions intentionally. Clean, purify and clarify. Ask the ancestors to support your efforts.
Friday, January 9th
Today’s Intention: Let your shakti out!
Moon moves to Purvaphalguni nakshatra at 07:57 am CST, and creative fertility is unleashed. Let in the power of your creative energy today and turn up the dial so you can truly feel the effects. Working directly with my creative rituals- which bridge both art, creativity and embodiment- will help you maximize your efforts, and open your creation channels. The more open your creative channels, the more you can increase your manifestation capabilities. Very small channels, will offer very little results. The Phalguni stars are highly fertile, which allows for seeds to be planted for a very rich harvest. Work intentionally with your goals and aspirations and don’t neglect your powerful creation abilities. My Essentials of Manifestation Workshop is now available on my website, which is an ideal resource for making your 2015 truly amazing.
With Mars and Saturn giving their gaze directly to the Moon in Leo over the next few days, we get a strong stop and go experience. We will feel big yes’s and big no’s. Pay attention to what is working and what is not. Wherever Saturn says “no”, you need to surrender more deeply and create a stronger container for holding. However, this Saturn Mars combination can also offer us very structured and powerful steps forward if we work with this energy effectively. Only put energy into the most vital needs right now. Don't get scattered.
Saturday, January 10th
Today’s Intention: Branch out and grow. Reach towards your own sweet nectar.
Moon shifts into the latter half of Phalguni, Uttaraphalguni nakshatra, at 11:04 am CST. This star is ruled by Aryaman and the Sun. Sun is currently transiting a nakshatra ruled by Venus and the Water Goddess, Apas, which heightens the creativity of the Sun right now. There is an increased potency today with all things creative, all things love, and all relationship matters. Let fluidity and flow be a primary resource for you and try to keep this theme alive today in mental, emotional and physical bodies.
The symbol of the Phalguni stars is a fig tree. Purvaphalguni is the young tree, while Uttaraphalguni is symbolized by an older fig tree. This symbolizes the growth, fertility and ripeness of each star at different phases of life. Figs are known for their sweetness and their aphrodisiac qualities. They nourish and balance with their inner nectar. This is the nature of the Phalguni stars. Use today for growth, sweetness, nourishment and fulfillment. Take necessary steps to create what you want to grow more of in your life.
Moon jumps into Virgo at 17:51 CST, joining Rahu here and receives drishti from Ketu and Mars.
Sunday, January 11th
Today’s Intention: Keep on the sunny side of life.
Sun shifts into UttaraAshada nakshatra at 01:03 am CST, inviting in the Vishvadevas assistance and support. They help us maintain our goodness, righteousness and keep us striving for self improvement. They keep us working towards honesty, truth and a noble character. Sun supports this process quite naturally which is why it rules over this nakshatra. We get a double dose of this illumination as Sun transits through the domain of this nakshtra in the coming weeks.
Moon moves to Hasta nakshatra at 14:08 and Savitr enters with his dawning of light and awareness. Today, find ways to let the light enter. We may find it extra challenging, but remember that where the heat and intensity are, these are the places that need your diligent attention and intention. Use your a three level check in to help you identify your needs, then give yourself exactly what you need through self care nourishment.
Recite Gayatri Mantra to assist you with lighting your inner lamp.
Monday, January 12th
Moon continues to transit Hasta nakshatra until 16:54 CST and then moves into Chitra, having crossed directly over Rahu. Work diligently with your shadows today and don’t let them get away with their mayhem.