:: LUNAR ECLIPSE ::
Eclipse season comes to a close with tomorrow's full moon (Tuesday, July 16th) and partial lunar eclipse (1:01-3:59pm PST) in Sagittarius, and in the nakshatra of Uttarashada — the constellation of Permanent Victory. This full moon is said to be the brightest of the year and marks Guru Purnima, a special holiday in the Vedic calendar where we remember and honor our teachers and the lineage of those who walked the path before us.
The astrological weather has been turbulent as of late — you may have been feeling unsettled, disturbed, fatigued, sensitive and anxious. Know that you’re not alone. It’s as if we went from moving through molasses to tar and at the same moment, as if time has been speeding up exponentially. Eclipses are triggers and indications of sorts, revealing that which we can work on within ourselves...bringing to the surface hidden truths as they are ready to be healed. The energies of the Lunar eclipse will reveal significance right away, so stay aware and available! The time is ripe to lean into your highest spiritual Self and anchor into that which develops and strengthens your connection to Divinity.
What you think you know may be challenged at this time. Take a step back, pause, go deeper than you’ve been willing to go before. The Universe is requesting that you work on yourself and take advantage of this potent portal of time which is ready to be harnessed, If we could only get out of our own way and allow the greater work to move through us. What can you do, or essentially, stop doing to find your inner peace and happiness — that place beyond good and bad, right and wrong, aversion and attraction and drop in to your own unshakable contentment? Take your time to process things and nurture yourself. Wait a few days (if possible) after the eclipse before stepping into new projects and making big decisions. Stay on your path, focus on positivity and know that unstoppable victory is just around the corner.
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And, all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you." ~ L.R. Knost
:: SOLAR ECLIPSE ::
We’ve stepped into the eclipse portal with the New Moon tomorrow morning at 9:55am PDT in Gemini (ardra nakshatra), which marks a full solar eclipse. This is a very potent and transformational eclipse and one that has lasting repercussions, especially for those who have their moon, sun or rising sign in Gemini (Vedic Astrology). Since this eclipse is not visible for us here in the USA, the effects may not be felt right away and may be more internal.
Ardra nakshatra is ruled by Rudra, the god of storms, destruction and also the tear drop. Many tears shed creates a storm, and when attached to the things of this world that all come to meet with their end, tears are shed at the loss. When looking at this asterism from a higher perspective, we dive into the energies of a storm that breaks down that which is not upholding our highest level of evolution, just to bring about new growth and rebirth. When we are truly anchored into being (into our non-changing Nature), then these changes pave way for a new and unexpected perspective… a shift that will unfold itself for many months to come. The Shakti or power of this nakshatra is to make an effort which brings about achievement, thus we may find ourselves with extra energy and the opportunity to bring about a grand shift.
This is one of the most spiritual constellations, and one that does not promote a life which is superficial… the path you’ve been walking may feel safe, familiar and easier to walk than the courage its takes to step out of your comfort zone, which is commonly secure and predictable. With the energies that the ellipse is beckoning into our lives, it will be impossible not to live as your soul desires.
Diving into your spiritual practices brings speedy growth and a breath of fresh air from the stormy winds of change. To harness this energy, a gentle asana practice would be beneficial, along with mantra, meditation, chanting or any practice that draws you in deeper… deeper than you’ve been willing to go before. It is said that tending to any practice on this day will bear fruit a thousand fold. Traditionally, on an eclipse it is most supportive to be indoors, fasting and cultivating your connection with the divine. I encourage you to postpone new beginnings of all kinds and “auspicious” activities for approximately a week on either end of eclipses (there will be a Lunar Eclipse on Tuesday, July 16th). I’m not saying it’s going to be easy… however, the time that you spend nurturing the garden of your mind, will definitely be worth it.
The next few days and specifically tomorrow, is a time to take it easy and keep life simple. The mind may feel unsettled and the energies disruptive. As we all know, beautiful people are not born that way, they are forged through the deep fires and revolutionary storms of transformation, just as a diamond is forged under pressure. For the new to unfold, the old must break away… as a caterpillars harrowing journey of breaking apart the cocoon, actually builds the necessary tools to take flight and begin again. Remember that you’re not alone on this journey, we are all just walking each other home. The time is ripe to offer a little extra effort into your spiritual practice, health routine, and emotional well being. Beneficial mantras for the eclipse are: Aum Aim, Aum shri ardra nakshatra devataya namaha and my personal favorite, not my monkey’s, not my circus.
What aspect of your life is requesting attention? Where have you been playing it safe and gripping onto the idea of being secure? What would it take for you to lean a little more into the Unknown and follow the deep calling of your Spirit? Are you willing to sacrifice who you are for who you could become? For more personal in-depth guidance on how you can specifically navigate these powerful, celestial waters, please send me an email to book a reading.
: PURNIMA :
There was a Full Moon Tuesday morning, June 17th (1:31am pst) in Mula nakshatra, the first asterism of Sagittarius. Mula’s shakti is the power to ruin, destroy and to break things apart, so this is a very transformational nakshatra. It is a nakshatra that is about digging deeper, investigating into the Unknown and getting to the root of things, especially the innermost core of your being. It is ruled by Niritti, an ancient form of the dark goddess Kali, who removes suffering by destroying our attachments.
The astrological weather has been rocky, to say the least and this practice helps us to navigate and align with those changing rhythms. The next two weeks are ripe for immense growth and transformation. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. As we look into the process of transformation found in nature, for instance, the phase when the butterfly breaks free from the cocoon. We find that one form, one stage of existence must be completely destroyed before new birth can take place. Take advantage of this fertile time which will spark or reignite your spiritual impulse.
Allow the intensity to work on you, to forge you into who you are willing to become. Surrender and give yourself permission to be surprised. Try something new, instead of trying to hold things together, see what it would feel like to allow things fall apart for a change. Dig deeper, go beneath the surface of things, ground down, and find that state of inner peace and contentment within the chaos, just to rise anew again. Do the inner work, stay rested and on a supportive routine, keep hydrated, spend time in nature and continue to be patient with all experiences, including yourself.
Ground yourself, strip yourself down,
To blind loving silence.
Stay there, until you see
You are gazing at the Light
With its own ageless eyes
:: AMAVASYA ::
With the new moon early this morning (June 3rd), in the sign of Taurus (Rohini Nakshatra), we dropped into a cycle that represents creativity, abundance and productivity. Rohini’s shakti is to make things grow and thus awakens the power to harness ones creativity and ability to bring expression to thoughts and feelings in an artistic way. This will be a ripe and fertile month for growth, self development, and to bring our thoughts and desires into fruition. Having reverence towards the earth and nature in all it’s various forms will help to keep this energy balanced. Be patient and productive, tend to your spiritual practice, create, dance, play and open your heart towards growing love and joy.
'The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.' ~RUMI
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