Let's get to the point: As we enter into the Krittika new moon tomorrow morning there is much in your hands. I see this as an opportunity for us all to cut ties with all that has inappropriate power over us. Think about your own life and where you feel defeated or held against your will - this is where you need to reclaim and empower. Krittika has the symbol of the razor or knife and it has the precision to cut, burn or sever. This ain't a moonbeams and rainbows new moon. No, not at all.
Within us all we have perceived weakness which drains our willpower/confidence (represented by the Sun which Krittika governs). As the Sun is exalted in Aries and the Moon is in union with it you may be feeling all the repressed anger, frustration and perceived weaknesses from not honouring yourself. This is a good thing. It's a sign that this needs to be released/removed so you can make way for a stronger and more courageous version of yourself. We are all the stars and they are us. You are not lacking in any way. It is only the lens through which you peer that reflects these fears and shortcomings. It is in this new moon where you can be the celestial surgeon and remove what doesn't serve you anymore.
Now with Venus (love/pleasure) at home in Taurus approaching Rahu (karma/amplification) over the next week we are swiftly moving into a heightened feminine/receptive/rejuvenating phase. Venus in Taurus will illuminate where we feel secure and worthy in love (for the good and bad), Rahu will amplify and add it's only blend of obsession and confusion yet bring many opportunities in this realm. The song Crazy Little Thing Called Love comes to mind as I write. And it could get a little crazy ahead in all things heart related. So with this in mind and knowing the new moon has the shakti/power to burn or purify, set your intentions to bolster your self up. If you were your best and shining self what love would you accept and even more so pursue? What old habits and thoughts/beliefs need to go to make way for this new emblazoned adventure ahead? This new moon may not be easy but it will be a true marker of how glorious you truly can be.
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What a delight a Chitra moon is to have in sight! This taken tonight at Bondi Beach you can feel the beauty and brightness of the Libran moon as it peaks tomorrow at 1:31pm in Swati. The moon and sun on the axis of Aries and Libra are bringing forth new energy (and I have a sneaking suspicion it's of the heart for many).
Mercury, Venus and Uranus all stand with the sun gazing opposite to the lustrous moon. As you build something new make sure it's both intelligent and progressive. The more forward thinking the better. It's not time to go back to the old tried and true ways. It's time to break through the resistance of conventions to carve new and exciting paths. Pop on your genius hats and dare to invent the impossible. Think with your heart and you'll be on track - and let your hearts be brave!
The Shakti of this moon now is the power to gain merit through righteous action. I interpret this as you get rewards for acting within your truth. So what is true for you now? Forget about 2 years ago pre covid. Forget about what you wanted when you were a kid or what your conditioning moulded you to believe. What do you really want now? And if it could be different from the norm what would it look like? As it involves Mercury those of my list lovers write it down and refine it to be potent and real.
By the time the moon peaks into full in Swati tomorrow we have the shakti to scatter and disperse energy so this will give you the final kick to be daring and independent. Swati is the self-going star so this is up to you - allow yourself the liberty to move and change. This full moon be your unique heart.
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There is a sense of surreal in the air. Something you can't quite put your finger on. An indefinable feeling that cannot be governed by words. There is definite movement in the cosmos as Mars has broken out of the bonds of the karmic axis (written about a few times in previous posts), Jupiter has moved in airy Aquarius and Venus is now in Aries. Though the Sun, Moon and Mercury are in the mystical sign of Pisces and holding power this new moon.
Revati is a nourishing moon but it also signals the end as it transmutes into a new beginning. Its deity Pushan is almost like Pluto/Hades helping souls crossover. For the living this means we are shifting our consciousness this new moon. There is a definite marker of giving up to receive something more. There is a definite shift happening for us all yet it may be elusive when you try and use your cognitive mind to analyse what is it or what it means. Pisces swims in the realm of feelings and even deeper spirit. These a deep depths indeed - by midday tomorrow AEST time - the point of surrender will be vast and unfathomable. As scary as it is you have to dive in. Dissolve. Let go. For only then can you become what you cannot see ahead.
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The new moon in Purva Bhadrapada is an interesting shift from the past couple of months. With now 5 planets residing in sidereal (real sky) Aquarius we have shifted some of that heavier more serious weight of Capricorn into something more cerebral and light. From earth to Air we float a little higher and loftier. Of course we still have the big giants Jupiter and Saturn still residing in Capricorn but that is set to change next month when Jupiter also moves to Aquarius. So what does this mean my flower power children?
Aquarius is a very complex sign (YAY...urgh) full of eccentricities, peculiarities and most of all brilliant insight! Living mostly in the mind and the land of ideas it soars above the general folk and see's the bigger picture - how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together (and why it matters) rather than only focusing on the individual bit. This is the power of the moment we are in. It is time to come together in community - more hands make lighter work of what we have been going through. We need each other and continuing to work so hard without each other becomes both lonely and self suffocating.
Purva Bhadrapada has a symbol of a two faced human and a sword - so there is two sides or two directions to this journey of this battle (life) ahead. How you wield your sword is very important in how this story continues. What face are you going to show to the world and your community? A sword can defend or offend and is a weapon to be used wisely or much harm can eventuate. I see this moon as a spark or a choice. It is up to you to choose how you walk ahead on this path. What is the bigger picture here? It's a remarkable time to get insight. But even more so how can we do this together?
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In your heart I see the star of every night and every day
In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away
Just as long as I'm here in your arms
I could be in no better place - Tina Turner
It is my hope that we are all feeling a little relief from the past few moon cycles? The moon has temporarily broken the lock of the karmic axis so we may feel like our hearts and heads are lighter and...ours again. When we are in the Kal Sarpa (karmic axis) we tend to feel very powerless and at the mercy of the universe. Sure this is a fundamental truth always yet it can be individually disempowering and even more so discombobulating for our little human brains. Now that I sound like Mary Poppins let's chim chimmery on!
Your spoonful of sugar my chimney sweeps this moon is to think about what you really want to do today. I have a feeling we have all been pretty hard on ourselves of late - trying to figure out where we are going, what's the best direction to go in and why we can't get there yet. Under the Purva Phalguni moon we are in the mood to enjoy the best of life - so if it doesn't feel like you're having fun you're going in the wrong direction. Over the next two nights the sun is providing light for the moon to sing a merrier tune. Even more so with this full moon it is time to be in a state of expectant allowance - it's a good moment to replenish or rest. Two symbols of this moon are the hammock (where we rest and enjoy often on holiday) and the lovers bed (where we can most certainly enjoy ourselves). But you can see how these symbols reflect a dual energy of both rest and enjoyment.
Here in Sydney the sun is warmly shining, the ocean is refreshing and the day is still young to put a smile on your face. Go out (or in if you have better plans ;) and find some sweet relief!
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"When it feels like the world is on your shoulders
And all of the madness has got you going crazy
It's time to get out, step out into the street
Where all of the action is right there at your feet
I know a place where we can dance the whole night away
Underneath electric stars
Just come with me and we can shake your blues right away
You'll be doing fine when the music starts.
To the beat of the rhythm of the night
Dance until the morning light
Forget about the worries on your mind
You can leave them all behind" - DeBarge
There is a cycle to things. A rhythm. A beat. If only one can tune in and listen. To calibrate and hear this current that surrounds and surges within us all one needs to become attuned to the subtle yet profound energy of nature. Nature is more than the plants and trees. Nature is the reflection of the divine energy moving within everything. In vedic wisdom this is called Shakti.
The new moon is complete at 6:05am AEDT tomorrow. As this cycle or rhythm of the last new moon comes to a close it ignites the next. This Dhanista new moon promises something new. A new pulse to drive you forward out of the past few months. Of course as I've said we are saturated with sidereal Capricorn energy bringing in an abundance of earth energy. So this is physical, earthbound, material but this doesn't have to be devoid of spirit or connection. In fact the connection to shakti can be even more accessible if you can find it in your day to day life, in your body and of course in nature. With Mercury retrograding back into Sravana with Venus, Jupiter and Saturn it is an opportunity to listen before you begin your journey ahead this month creating your own sound - otherwise you run the risk of being out of sync or making pure noise. When you can hear the shakti is when you can move forward dancing into graceful music, a skip in your step that leads you onto the adventure of life ahead in February.
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With the planets starting to pile up in sidereal Capricorn is it no wonder we are all feeling heavier, sober and depressed. Welcome to your full moon post! :)
What an interesting start to the year?! We have been in a karmic lock which means that we are governed completely by our karma and there is no escape from both the past and future events as they all demand attention in the present. Then compound this with 5 planets now in Capricorn (soon to be 7 by mid Feb) and we have ourselves a pity party like no other! No really it's not that bad - but it might feel impending or insurmountable right now. I'm a bit of a Pollyanna (believe it or not from my prior words above) so I'm going to ring in the silver lining: whatever starts in Capricorn begins from the bottom YET there is a promise that if we have patience and discipline we can reach heights like no other slowly and surely! Phew does that sound better? (Who even is Pollyanna and is she related to Pippi?)
Tomorrow morning we find the peak of our full moon which means tonight is the night for culmination. With such a heavy earth element collaboration it is our beautiful moon holding the balance right now. Being in sidereal cancer the nourishing and caring element of water is here to soothe all that feels too hard, too harsh and cold and hold us in her embrace. Today/tonight is a time to give to yourself and others nourishment. What does this word mean to you? Think holistically and be creative. Your body needs to feel warm and held. Your mind needs to feel pure and safe. Your spirit needs to feel uplifted and inspired. Most of all the moon represents our contentment and happiness which is activated through the spiritual heart. Meditating on this centre tonight would be a wonderful way to bring this Pushya energy in.
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Time seems to be have bended since last year and has become even more elusive as we have entered this new year together - how many times have you heard someone ask what day it is?! In fact is there such a thing as a 'year' in the first place? Man made constructs like time, money, land borders etc are becoming more fictitiously linear while the more expansive and spiraling truth is starting to awaken to us all! We live in exciting yet fragile times indeed.
Ok I shall place my existential hat down and get back to the new moon ahead of us! In my previous post I mentioned the Kal Sarpa ahead. Kal Sarpa sounds sexier than it is - All the planets are hemmed in between the karmic axis of Rahu and Ketu (the lunar nodes). With all the planets wedged in between Taurus and Scorpio we can start to see the karma we are locked into both individually (looking at the houses this effects in your natal chart) and collectively. It is collectively where I will shine some reflections: Taurus is the desires and thirst for security ahead. Scorpio is detaching from the past of sudden change and transformation. There is a push pull between these two signs.
Taurus' higher octave is to commune with the earth and find solace in the wisdom of natures cycles with its lower side grasping for material comforts. Scorpios higher octave is to evolve through the turbulence of change and spiritually awaken with its lower side getting stuck and addicted to the change itself. It isn't one or the other here we are trying to balance the two karmic axes. With all the change we have gone through it isn't about going back to what was comfortable (taurus) yet we most often want to when the change is so relentless (scorpio). It is embracing your evolutionary rebirth (scorpio) through the change that provides the solace and inner/spiritual security (taurus) that we are all seeking now. But that requires determination and sustenance. Both traits that Scorpio and Taurus can provide.
The new moon falls into this inescapable karmic lock one sign over in Sagittarius. Hold true and keep the faith! If you can lift that arrow of wisdom of yours and set your sights on the expanding adventure ahead all will be right. In fact the sun and moon both in Uttarashada promise a final and long-lasting victory ahead through all of this. This is the new moon to set that goal. Don't dream small! Yet also keep in mind the karma you are in so set the dream with this in mind. Let me break it down: This victory ahead isn't about you going backward nor is it about you feeling safe and regressively asleep - it is about awakening into a higher consciousness. Does your dreams fit into both individual and collective growth? If the answer is no redraft until it does. It is so tempting and alluring to grasp at material comforts or addictive/obsessive habits from the past right now. This is the challenge of the start of this year. This new moon is the opportunity to lift the spirits higher above this and keep that goal in mind whenever you waver.
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Welcome to the final full moon (if you can see it - it's rainy here in Sydney) of this year - technically tomorrow at 2:28pm AEDT. 2020 was unequivocally a journey. All very different paths for each individual yet we have been on the same earth that carves the paths in the first place. It feels fitting to close out this full moon with a week of rain and thunderstorms. Considering the moon is in Ardra which often represents turbulent weather and the symbol of a teardrop...let this be the release you need to let go of all you have been holding on to, holding together and allow the emotions to arise, express and release. We have been through so much. Acknowledge this.
The Moon and Venus are both on the outside of the karmic nodes with all the other planets now inside so the feminine principles of receptivity, love, nurturing and allowance are all important as we enter the new year with a Kal Sarpa (which means all planets are held in between the karmic axis of Rahu and Ketu). But let us leave that for another day and another blog. For now we let the storm come. Thunder, rain and lightning provide that transformative kinetic energy that shifts and moves. Electric, loud and ultimately rejuvenating - the peace comes after the release as we draw inward yet alert to this full experience that was this year. Thank you for reading - I'm super grateful for all the love and support - and see you in 2021.
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With Jupiter and Saturn less than a degree apart in the skies we come into the solar eclipse new moon at 3:13am AEDT tomorrow. Signs Scorpio (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus), Capricorn (Jupiter, Saturn) and Pisces (Mars) are ruling the skies at the moment. Even the lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu are in Taurus and Scorpio - what does this tell me? Being all feminine signs of the zodiac we need to become more receptive of our soul essence (within) and still at the moment - regardless of all the chaos that is about. The sun is being shadowed by the moon - the sun traditionally represented the light of the soul and the moon representing our minds - the mind is overpowering or standing in the way of the energy that binds us all. You may already be noticing today how you are caught up in the mundane or habits of thought? What practices can you nurture at this time that creates contentment? Another way to look at this eclipse is that moon is blocking the sun to show you where you are not feeling content, safe and happy in your life (all moon traits) in regards to your confidence, expression, willpower, soul (all sun traits).
The eclipse being in Jyestha has the power to rise and conquer in battle. The battle here is both internal and external. Internally it is our lower patterns and traumas keeping our heads held under - externally it is the future of the planet and all its living beings. Jyestha has a symbol of an umbrella so even though it has the courage to fight and win battles it also offers protection from the storm. In fact Jyestha is the older sister who is both parent and friend with a shoulder to lean on in a very relatable way. Can you be this older receptive/nurturing (feminine) guide to another or lean on one you know if you need at this moment in time?
This most certainly feels like a buildup to the Jupiter Saturn conjunction on the 21st. Leave a comment below if you're feeling to share your experience - I would love to hear and have us connect with each other during this time. The power of the feminine signs and the feminine archetype (which is in us all regardless of gender) is to come together and connect. The eclipse being in Scorpio points to massive transformation and now more than ever we need each other to do this.
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