Moon is waning (dark half/Krishna Paksha) and moves through Leo, Virgo, Libra and into Scorpio later this week.
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.
As of 11.26, Mars has moved to Virgo, giving drishti to Aries and Ketu as well as Sagittarius and Venus. The heat is on. Mars is not friends with Virgo’s ruler, Mercury, which becomes weak in degrees later this week (sandhi) as it transits into Scorpio. Watch for mind games, tension with communication, strains on relationships as well as quick and sudden changes in thought.
Mercury moves to Scorpio on 11.30 at 22:19 CST where it joins the Sun. This is a time where relationships are at the forefront of our life experience. How are we relating and who are relating to? What old communication systems need to be addressed and re-patterned? There is both expansion and contraction likely- what is your response? Cultivate a sense of presence and compassion for your Self and others- even in the face of challenges. Keep tabs on emotions and use them as a tool for cultivating awareness.
Jupiter and Venus have been giving direct drishti to each other from Gemini and Sagittarius respectively. In the early hours of 11.28 (Thanksgiving day for those in USA) they will be in exact degrees. These two planets cross and then separate in the coming days. The recent expansion with relationships, business, creativity and knowledge begin to shift. Later in the week a new intensity enters our relationships, expression and communication. A certain pressure will be felt as Venus gets both expansive and contractive drishti and a heated intensity from Mars. Striving for a new sense of balance will be even more important in the coming weeks. Expect a few tests.
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 hands.
*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: Watch for missed opportunities with communication, relationships and self development. These coming weeks bring the ability to work with old patterns enmeshed in anger, mental turmoil and old soul wounds. Will you take a step forward or retreat? Will you let the negative Self talk win, or choose a relationship with a more positive outcome with new awareness? Quit beating your self up, just pick a direction and take a step forward. Trust your Self to make good decisions.
Taurus: Relationships are getting an overhaul right now. Use insights from the past but gain new resources for increased depth and comfort. Mind and body are deeply interconnected. Your gut intelligence gives powerful information to you. Can you hear its messages? Passion, romance and intuition are high right now. Same old predictable patterns, or are you using a new strategy this time? Look and listen before you leap.
Gemini: Head and heart continue their dance. The coming weeks offer insights into some bad habits that you continue to maintain unconsciously with your relationships and romances. Care to take a gander at your old bag of tricks? Friends and older siblings may be able to give some insights for growth. Make your self accountable for relationship issues and don’t bypass them. You will be tempted by many shiny objects, but this time you must make a different choice in order for a different outcome.
Cancer: Courage and communication hold clues to your present circumstances. What are you not saying? What needs to be communicated? Is there a better way to do so? There may be accurate mental awareness that is not yet fully integrated. You are learning a lot about how to protect and honor your own needs, but watch for land mines, old patterns and default behaviors- especially in your relationships. Don’t over consume sweets and intoxicants.
Leo: Lessons come in dark packages sometimes. The kind that burn your mouth, are hard to swallow, and leave you with heart burn. But a lesson learned offers great rewards when approached with attention. Use courage to step into the hard parts, touch the rough edges and navigate your inner, rocky terrain. Dare your Self to look at your own actions with a microscope and use what you see for a new type of action.
Virgo: Action steps are coming. Stepping towards goals and desires are becoming more possible with new and powerful momentum. You gain some mental focus in the coming weeks that will help make this more possible, but watch for turmoil within the mental body as there is risk of stop/start tension and action/inaction anxiety. Take baby steps if necessary, but action steps are essential, even if you go in the “wrong” direction at first. Don’t worry, you can always Self correct.
Libra: You and your relationships are subject to sudden outbursts. What are the take-aways with these experiences? What needs are not being met for you? This is a time of great metamorphosis for you. Keep track of what you are learning. Use art as a courageous resource and cultivate a new relationship with self expression. Everything and everyone is a potent mirror. Use it.
Scorpio: Some things are actually going your way right now and a sense of accomplishment and pride are what you have to show for it. Maybe even a sense of resilience and focus that has been missing recently. You are, however, feeling a sense of urgency with goals, agendas and inner work. Use this time of soul shine to get the job done on the inner/outer dimensions. Continue to count your gains and blessings.
Sagittarius: Ride this wave of expansion and desire happening right now and see where it takes you. Strong career desires have set in suddenly as well as an urge to act on them. They will go through a transformation in the coming weeks, as your soul transforms from the inside out. Perhaps your aspirations get more clear and more focused as a result? Quit worrying about the small stuff, just take action steps. They really add up.
Capricorn: A change is coming to you from your depths. Words are changing, mind is moving into deeper and darker places of illumination. Ask friends and older siblings for insights and to help you make connections, but rely on your inner guidance for the bottom line. Take much needed time in bed- alone or with a special lover. Retreats, extra pampering and R & R are in order.
Aquarius: The awareness you have been working with over the past few weeks begins to gain strength and becomes a resource now, an offering to you in your work and personal relationships. Some new integration has taken place in the mental body but the coming weeks bring new ways to challenge these insights. Be courageous enough to look into old territory and question what you have thought to be true.
Pisces: Suddenly you are feeling more focused and ready to charge forward. A bit more support is being felt too which helps with career, creativity and joyful courage. However, relationships may be heated and subject to miscommunications and misinterpretations so pause before speaking. Mental body will be in a place of power and growth in the coming weeks, so take every experience in as a lesson for expanded awareness and Self mastery.
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