January 13, 2015

{Jyotish} Full Moon Wisdom for the Waning Moon Cycle + Creative Ritual.

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*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!

*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.

{Jyotish} Full Moon Wisdom for the Waning Moon Cycle

Full Moon Sunday, January 4th at 22:52 CST
Moon in Gemini and Punarvasu Nakshatra

Full Moon Intention: That is full: this is full. From fullness, fullness comes out. Taking fullness from fullness, what remains is fullness. ~ Isha Upanishad

Full Moon in Punarvasu nakshatra invites in blessings from Aditi, the “Mother of all goodness”. She brings us awareness, blessings of unity consciousness, growth and expansion through wisdom. Aditi cares for and nourishes us like a mother cares for her children. She brings us peaceful and non dualistic experiences.

Punarvasu Nakshatra is ruled by the planet Jupiter which is retrograde in Cancer currently. Jupiter continues to invite us to revisit our emotional body wisdom, our heart centered awareness, and the needs we have for comfort and nourishment emotionally. This may include a re-visiting of themes, stories and experiences from our past as well as parts of our emotional body wisdom that need to be re-examined and reassessed.

Use this Full Moon and the coming waning cycle to create and clearly identify what your deepest needs are.

What nourishment are you lacking in your life? This is the container that needs the majority of your attention right now. Seek to create a container that can hold exactly what you need for deeper nourishment in your life. We can really only get our needs met when we can clearly identify and express them.

This Full Moon is a time of creating new kinds of structures for your life so your container can be filled with exactly what you so greatly desire. This will require some depth and intimacy with what is not working in your life (your shadows), in order for you to start identifying where your greatest needs and deficits are.

Your ability and willingness to dive into the emotional body pain and wounds of your life will determine how able you are to create the true nourishment you need on a deeper level. What is it that you truly wish to fill your container with? What is the nourishment you need for fullness? Let your light and dark pieces dance together, so that you can expand your capacity to hold the nourishment you need. Expand your nourishment container by integrating the shadow and light.


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Creative Ritual

Identifying Your Inner Landscape

I consider the three level check in to be the most basic self care resource. It is an identification process, a tool that can help us honor what is happening in the now. We can then create the nourishment we need through proper resources.

The three levels of awareness are: the mental body, emotional body and physical body. I encourage you to self track daily, hourly, or even moment to moment. Your identification process can then be taken into drawing, movement explorations, journaling or music, in order for you to deepen, directly work with, and transform what is arriving in your inner landscape.

The three level check in is a simple, yet vital resource for self tracking. Document your three level check-ins. Use a Self Care Journal as a way to track your ongoing, ever changing inner landscape. This journal can be a helpful resource for identifying emergent themes in your healing and transforming process.

Steps for A Three Level Check In

1) Whatever you are doing right now, hit the pause button and bring your attention inward. It may help to close your eyes, but this isn’t necessary. You may be sitting, standing or walking, but bring your attention to the now regardless of what is happening around you.

2) Notice the mental body. What is coming to you? What is the mental body sharing with you? Be present to images, colors, words, expressions and shapes that arise.

3) Notice the emotional body. What is coming to you? What is the mental body sharing with you? Be present to images, colors, words, expressions and shapes that arise.

4) Notice the physical body. What is coming to you? What is the mental body sharing with you? Be present to images, colors, words, expressions and shapes that arise.


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Author: Saraswati J. 

Editor: Catherine Monkman

Photo: Author’s Own

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