Moon moves through Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and into Aquarius this week and begins its waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) on 12.2.
Moon debilitated in Scorpio on 12.1 and 12.2 with the New Moon on 12.2 at 18:23 CST.
New Moon in Jyestha nakshatra brings with it a connection to Indra, the senses and life force. The next few weeks during the waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) will bring opportunities for each of us to cultivate awareness with sensory perceptions, our relationship to inner and outer storms, and how the mental body is connected to these experiences. Dharma and our sense of purpose will also play a part in our experiences.
For some of us, our innate sensitivity will allow us to navigate the inner landscape with deeper awareness which will offer rich insights. Don’t shut down or shut off.
Venus is weak due to its transit out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn early this week. Venus moves into its friends’ sign of Capricorn on 12.05 at 02:05 CST. Moon will be in the auspicious 3rd tithi (Tritiya) at this time while transiting PurvaAshada Nakshatra. Purification and change are coming. Expect a lift with money, relationships, business and romance. Self Care and methodical planning are important right now. Set goals and work backwards. Avoid putting too many iron in the fire. Dream your dreams.
Utilize my jyoti/creative arts activities as a healing & awareness tool. This week’s Jyoti/Expressive Art Therapy Creative Engagement Activity is centered around support and stability and has us working with the arms and shoulders.
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your “Western Sign” as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
Aries: Take a courageous plunge into your darkness and shadows. What new insights into your Self can emerge? Can you begin to see some thing in your Self that can shift? What support do you need to move forward with this? It is a time of healing. Drop the Self criticism and uncertainty and just take an action step. Trust it’s a positive direction. You will find out soon enough! More comfort is coming.
Taurus: Self care is essential this week. Establish a relationship with Self that is nurturing and gives nourishment. Move towards knowledge, learning and Self growth. Avoid temptations that are not life supporting and don’t support long term health and wholeness. You are learning a lot about others. The mirror is strong right now. Self refer, Self reflect and continue to ask your Self the tough questions. Next step: What are you willing to do radically different for your Self?
Gemini: What is that piece of anger and rage stirring in your chest, your heart center? What rage has gone unidentified and unaccepted? The next few weeks will bring answers. Do your homework and actively pursue awareness. Relationships are your best mirror. Use parental dynamics for clues and don’t bypass the emotional body. This is your entry point into the healing.
Cancer: Relationships and matters of home and heart continue to move you. Your innate feeling level can offer some deep insights and learning lessons right now. What pieces in you still need some healing and attention? What is your intention with Self and others as you move forward? Think courageously about your career and connect with the right people in order for advancements.
Leo: Courage and healing begins with relationships this week. Relating in new ways can be helpful to career and also be a powerful resource. It will require action and activation on your part, but will be worth the effort in the long run. Look to friends and older siblings for awareness, but don’t try to fix anything. Fixing your Self is the only worth while use of your energy. Think before you speak and watch out for your “Mr. Know-it-all” persona to emerge—even if he’s right!
Virgo: Courage. Courage to look into the darkness. To shine a light into your own shadows. Courage to act and step into something new and more life supporting. Now is the time for goal setting. For working backwards. For creating a map of your future. Get support from a life coach or guide if necessary, but find ways to be both practical and to dream big. Your goals are achievable!
Libra: Vocalize your needs, desires and your new awareness which is slowly integrating into your being. Shift into a liberation mindset and continue to rip off the veils of illusion for your Self. Relationships continue to be a source of learning, growth and chaos. How might you shift into “right relationship” with the demons? Use art as a means to express your needs. You are on the road to moksha. Don’t stop now.
Scorpio: Depth and insight provide career expansion and some healing. Watch for old, angry patterns to emerge. Is there a way to use this fire more effectively? Creatively? Can you channel it into a helpful and healthy tool? Relationships continue to provide you with liberation, even if the pain becomes evident as well. Keep your process mindset and step with intention. Expand with your career. Dream your dreams. Ask and yee shall receive.
Sagittarius: Continue to find ways to “be on vacation” and for resting and restoring. This is a time to hit “re-set” in some ways and yet the itch to work, to push your career, is strong. Are you pushing too hard in the wrong direction? Is there long term value in your efforts or are you acting out of fear? Find new ways to cultivate comfort and support. Be courageous with connecting, but stay in “retreat” mode for now. Hibernate. It will ultimately serve you in the long run in a very life supportive way. Lay off the sweets and alcohol.
Capricorn: The learning and growth curve amplifies, offering you a chance to collect some missing parts and pieces. Sometimes gains come in the form of losses. Muster up enough courage to see the silver lining knowing that there is more good on the way. Friends prove to bring you awareness and lessons right now as well as some healing. They may have good advice, just remember to listen to your gut above all else.
Aquarius: Part of your work is to ease up on some of your rigidity. What can loosen? What can you let go of? Can you let your tight grip relax a bit more? If you do, it will have a profound effect on you and your relationships. You’re heading into a time of liberation that will help with your relationships in general. Drop ego and come out from behind the guilt and the shame…..Face the music. Freedom won’t be as bad as you think.
Pisces: Relationships are bringing tests and lessons, if not some discomfort. What is the rub? The next few weeks will bring you a +/- effect. Remember, you win some, you lose some. It’s a good time to do some conscious work on your “people pleasing” patterns. Why the need to have everyone like you? What if you re-focus 100% of your energy back onto your Self instead of giving so much of it away so freely?
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