October 12, 2014

Jyotish Horoscopes for the Waning Moon Cycle. {October 8th to 23rd}

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We are in the delicate two week time period between lunar and solar eclipses.

This is a time of dancing with our shadows, needing to be diligent with self exploration, and bravely looking at the parts of our being that need transformation. These big shifts and changes are sealed with the Solar Eclipse occurring on October 23rd, which auspiciously is also Diwali, the day of light and a celebration of Maha Lakshmi. Read more about this sensitive time in my Full Moon Eclipse Wisdom article.

Simultaneously, this two week period holds extreme changes, transformations and a very cosmic dance with the planets. There will be four major shifts within hours and days of each other. First, Mercury retrogrades back into its sign of exaltation, Virgo (where Rahu is currently) on October 16th.

On October 17th, Sun shifts into its sign of debilitation, Libra, on the 17th where it joins exalted Saturn. Saturn will be sandhi at this time (in the gap) and perched at the edge of Libra, ready to jump into Scorpio for a 2.5 year transit on November 2nd! The very next day, on October 18th, Mars jumps into Sagittarius for a short 5 week transit, while Virgo shifts into Libra, its own sign. Talk about movement and change!

Libra is significant for helping us find balance and greater stability in our lives.

This theme of transformation continues with a stalemate of planets in Scorpio coming next. We need this time of shift over the next two weeks to help us weigh and measure our options before we make some big changes for ourselves over the next few months. So use this time for gathering resources, information, tools and support.

What do you need for your ultimate nourishment and support in life? Where are you confused, stuck and vacillating? Who and what in your life is helping you move forward, and who and what are holding you back? This is a time of gathering information. Be diligent.

I’ll be sharing more about the day to day details of this powerful time in my Moon Mind Calendar. Be sure to follow along.

Horoscopes for the Waning Moon Cycle {October 8th to 23rd}

*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: Your stomach holds many resources for you about your healing work right now. It’s the home of our intuitive wisdom and gut instincts. Are you listening to what it’s telling you, or are the messages lost in the shadows? Paying close attention to diet and purifying your digestion right now is ideal. Zoom in on your bad habits; these are the things that are holding you back from moving forward in your life. Watch out for drinking, drugs and excess sugar at this time as well as pieces of you that are manipulating yourself and others out of fear. This will be important as your relationship house becomes the focus after the 17th.

Taurus: The dance for you right now is between creativity and healing. Listen to your creative impulses, your child like senses, your passions. These hold wisdom for you about what you need in your life to thrive and where you might be holding back. Find the stability and answers you need in your gut, your instincts, your digestion and assimilation of nourishment. Transforming your bad habits will come from finding a new sense of balance with what you need and what you don’t need. It will take a radical approach to loosen and remove these old pieces, the blockages that are holding you back. As Mars and Venus shift on the 18th, you’ll get some support with transforming from your depths. Don’t forget that your creativity is the missing link.

Gemini: Matters of the heart seem to carry the most weight with them right now. The emotional body wisdom is crying to you, “Listen to me!” The illusions have been so strong that you have likely been missing these vital messages for quite some time; these are the resources that demand your full attention though. How much longer will you bypass your body wisdom, your intuitive wisdom, for the imaginal realms of the mind? You’re being offered a window right now into your creative, passionate being. It beckons to you, yearns for you to jump into the creative flow of your whole being. This is a unique time, one that can untie head and heart, and let them dance more purposefully in duet. Get answers from the pelvis.

Cancer: Your shadow dance is between the heart and the courage it takes to live your dreams. There’s a lot of back and forth- fears and illusions playing with you right now. The trick is to capture these illusions when you catch yourself dancing with them, then bring some new light to them once you do. Do not stuff them back into your heart- as disappointments, only to become more haunts and torments. Now is the time to courageously face your set backs, the emotional wounds you are carrying, and passionately transform them. Art will be your medicine, but first you must figure out what really ails you.

Leo: The light that is coming from your depths is your most valuable resource right now. These are the pieces of your being that are forcing their way up from your shadows and begging you to see them. It’s a time of restructuring, and endings, with the support of guidance and knowledge. Trust the nourishment in your life and find ways to amplify this support for yourself. What are your greatest needs and what do you need for ultimate comfort and security? There is something you can count on, no matter what. It’s your creativity; your ability to return to and be nourished by your creative powers. Don’t forget this wisdom.

Virgo: The magic and mystery you are discovering, stems from your lower chakras. Your roots are shifting, changing; as though you are tilling your own soil. Dancing with feet, legs and pelvis as a primary resource can offer a magnified creative flow and help you find the stability and comfort you are seeking so desperately. This theme continues in the coming weeks and requires your bravery and honesty. What are you most passionate about and craving from your depths? What pieces of your life have yet to be attended to? Your soul is giving you an ultimatum. It’s time to really thrive now, to do what you were born to do. You can no longer pretend your needs don’t matter. Stabilize from the ground up.

Libra: It’s your party and you can cry if you want to. There’s a number of fancy dances happening in your sign in the coming days. Ins and outs, losses and gains, returns and revivals. You may feel a sense of renewal and a surge of hope. Capture this and hold it tightly for now. Paint elaborate images with this feeling and nurture it tenderly. These are the delicate seeds that can offer you blossoms in your new solar cycle. With Sun moving out of your shadowed realms and into your head, there’s a sense of rise and shine, though his debilitation softens his shine. Use this time to be radical in your boundaries and find a new balance in the process.

Scorpio: Your mantra is shakti. Imbibe it it. Become it. Let it move you, move through you and surrender to its messages. Guard it with your entire being and cultivate more of it within you. Be nourished by it and let this flow continue to move you. Wherever you are losing your spark, your ability to transform and transcend your shadows, shows the blockages that need your greatest attention and intention. Where are you standing still when you desire movement? Where are you feeling malnourished, when you desire a feast? Dance with the shadows for answers and listen to your depths. They are whispering to you for more of this one precious life.

Sagittarius: Wisdom and knowledge may be coming to you in surprising ways right now. Your heart is getting clearer in the process of much restructuring; you are definitely lightening your load. As life begins to simplify more and more, you’ll begin to notice the basic requirements that you need for your true nourishment and satisfaction. Less is more; but use this time to determine radically what needs to be let go of in order to really be nourished by what truly serves you. This includes bravely addressing your emotions in new ways and being willing to look at their messages in new ways. Be radical and bold in your giving and receiving. There’s a dance taking place with your polarities. What are you opening to and what are you closing to?

Capricorn: The biggest question you face is how to merge all of these seemingly different pieces of yourself into one offering. There is so much you want to do, to say, to be. Is it possible that all of you can be shared with the world, in order to shine brightly and magnificently? Without ruining yourself and your vitality in the process? This pulling in multiple directions can be your downfall, only if you neglect the natural cycles and rhythms of Nature. Let her creative flow tell you when to rise and when to fall. Trust and surrender to her dance. Forcing, pushing and over working are the shadows that need your greatest attention and intention at this time. Ultimate balance will take you far. Go there. Find it. Work with that like your life depends on it. It does.

Aquarius: You’ve been working with a low point, a pause recently. And if you’ve really been paying attention, you’ve noticed how important this standstill has been for you and your inner transformational process. There is a new richness, more fertile soil within you so to speak. This is the ground work that you are now ready to plant some potent seeds into. A rich harvest is coming, but continue to digest and assimilate, nourish and be nourished by learning and wisdom. The best way for you to amplify this is through teaching and giving what you know away to others. The teacher learns more than the students.

Pisces: The theme of endings and transformations continues for you and your relationship matters. Who are you inviting in and who are you releasing and letting go of permanently?

Wisdom and knowledge seem to be the fuel you need for increasing passion and creativity in your life right now, but don’t neglect the role your emotional body and intuitive wisdom play in your awareness and growth. Your emotional body wisdom is also a place of much creativity. Use it as a resource to find out more about what you need in your life and relationships.

What fuels your gifts and your giving? Are you sharing from a sustainable place or a place of lack and need? What does your emotional body tell you when you give yourself to others? Save a piece of yourself for yourself.
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