*Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, is one of the oldest sciences on the planet and considered a relative of astronomy. It is an important and valuable part of the ancient Vedic texts. This complex, logic-based, and also intuitive science, has survived thousands of years in India’s Vedic tradition and is still considered a highly valuable tool of guidance and life insight. It is not a religion, but rather a philosophical understanding of human and cosmic existence. In Sanskrit, Jyoti means light. Essentially, the study of jyotish is the study of light and how we interact with the cosmic light—within us and within the cosmos. Vedic astrology, or the sidereal approach to astrology, casts charts differently than Western, or Tropical astrology. The meanings, implications, and purpose of jyotish is therefor different, as are the details used for prediction and the indications given below.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” ~ Brené Brown
The New Moon is at 06:32 am CST in Scorpio and Anuradha nakshatra. Saturn, Venus and Sun are in Scorpio as well, which puts four planets in this sign at this time. All four planets receive drishti from Ketu and Jupiter.
Three of these planets are in Anuradha nakshatra, while Saturn is still in Vishaka. This combination of energy exemplifies change, transformation and working with our darkness, in very tangible ways. While also enlivening a certain theme of gaining insights from releasing and letting go.
This new Moon invites in a certain mystical element, one that invites us to go into our depths and harvest our inner riches. But don’t be surprised if you discover shadows instead of light, as this is the gift of Scorpio, the 8th house, and its ability to transform our beings. But from the depths of our darkness, we can truly access our vulnerability. It’s here in this fragility, where our deepest and most profound ability to transform and change exists.
Vulnerability truly is our power, our strength. It is in our willingness to work with our shadows, our own darkness, that we can transform ourselves.
Scorpio is directly connected to the eighth house and all eighth house matters of the zodiac. The body parts connected to the eighth house and Scorpio are the genitals and the excretory organs. These parts of our human body, our physical cosmic form, exemplify our vulnerability, as well as our ability to release and transform.
These parts of the body are also part of our second chakra, which correlates to our sensing and feeling capabilities, our animal instincts and our human animal needs. This is also why the Moon (the sensing and feeling, emotional body of our being) is debilitated in Scorpio. We must not negate these aspects of our being. Our sensing and feelings, our vulnerabilities and our ability to release and let go are vital for our health, well being, our sense of vitality and wholeness. These themes are alive in this coming waxing cycle so pay close attention.
This cycle in many ways is the final extraction process of our past many months of dancing with all that has transpired in and through Libra. We are finally able to release what needs to be released, while keeping parts and pieces that we want. The next step will be to use what we’ve harvested and let the manure become the necessary nutrients for our garden of life.
With multiple layers of Mitra influencing this new Moon, fine detail becomes another part of our theme in the coming cycle. Mitra is a deity that rules precision, exactness, focus and detail, while also being considered the “friendly star”. This soft, mild and gentle star, allows us to probe into the details of our being, contemplate, honor and acquire the details we need to tend to our heart, and our emotional body wisdom.
Use this time to dig into your depths, your shadow parts, and seek wisdom for honoring these aspects of yourself. Look for the gifts within your darkness. Put pieces together, in order to help make sense of the nonsensical, to attend and tend to your brokenness- the illusion of the shadow. Make your emotional body and physical embodiment practice your priority at this time and harvest from the wisdom of your own knowing.
Creative Ritual for the Waxing Moon Cycle
The emotional body and physical body become potent messengers for us at this time because of the current planetary transits. These body’s can be entry points for our deep harvesting process. The cosmic and creative intelligence coursing through us can be accessed as we cultivate a relationship with our senses, feelings and sensations. This is the beauty and strength of the body- which gives us access to our deepest needs, desires and wants. This creative Ritual is designed to get you gently attuned to what these messages may be.
I also recommend using the 3 level check in to help you make vital distinctions between the messages of each body: the physical, mental and emotional bodies. For more information about getting embodied, read this.
1) Sitting, standing or laying down, begin to notice your breathing. Notice the quality of your breathing. Get intimate with the sensation of how the breath feels moving within your body. Feel the breath as you inhale and the chest expands. Feel the breath as you exhale and feel the chest collapse.
2) Notice any sensations in the body that are arriving for you. Is there a certain body part that feels tight? Cold? Energized? Painful? Throbbing? Seek out any sensations that are present for you and let your attention go to this part of the body.
3) Use this sensation for greater inquiry. Does this sensation have a color? Maybe it has a shape or brings with it an image? Perhaps it has a sound? Be curious and ask the sensation to give you some deeper information.
4) Harvest this information. As you gather these pieces of information from your body ask the sensation to answer these three questions: I am, I want and I need.
Based on the answers you receive, you may wish to begin moving with the sensation and let it inform your physical body movement exploration. You may also wish to do a drawing in order to harvest your findings more intimately.
I suggest exploring both of these processes in order to awaken your dialogue and start deepening your relationship with your physical body.
I am passionate about embodiment! This is why I offer my clients a very unique synergy of modalities to help them get embodied. Using jyotish insights from your own karmic life map, I am able to prescribe individualized and specialized body part work, in order to maximize healing and transformation.
My embodiment prescriptions are ideal for overcoming obstacles and blockages that may be hindering health and wholeness. The body is our biggest resource for awakening, and I’m here to help you awaken through the messages of your body wisdom!
Want to learn more about transforming your life through jyotish and embodiment work? Schedule a session with me.
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