*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.
The waxing moon cycle will bring depth to the heart and awakening through the mental and emotional body levels.
It’s a time of clearing and cleaning, purging and release.
Saturday, October 15th the Full Moon stirs a remarkable vulnerability with the moon in a delicate gap point between Pisces and Aries. At 22:23 MDT, the fullness of the moon arrives at the edge of Pisces, just past 29 degrees. The portal between endings and beginnings is activated, awake and alive. Pure vulnerability is provoked at this time, while simultaneously ushering in mystical and spiritual power.
The moon will be transiting Revati nakshatra at the time of the Full Moon, the final lunar constellation of the zodiac. Pushan rules this portion of the sky, bringing fruitful journeys and resources for travels. Revati nakshatra is a Mrdu constellation—soft, mild and tender. It can be used for auspicious beginnings and ceremonies.
At the time of the Full Moon, Ardra nakshatra is on the eastern horizon—this intensifies the power awakened in the cycle to come. Strength through emotion activates, as Rudra, the storm god, rules this constellation. As the moon transits Pisces during the Full Moon, Mars gives his gaze, as do Jupiter, sun and Mercury. Emotions are enlivened through power and wisdom.
As you create more space in your heart, more light will come. Ask your ancestors to help you release and remove the old, toxic debris in your heart—all that is keeping you from receiving the nourishment you seek.
This is a time of healing relationships, healing yourself in relationship to others and healing yourself in relationship to yourself. There will be deep seated, old and stagnant grief moving through you in the cycle to come—especially connected to relationships. As you clear and clean the pain from your body, move toward gratitude, loving kindness and compassion.
Creative Ritual and Tapping Meditation.
Use this two-part process to clear, release and transform old, stagnant mental and emotional body energy into space, opening and new possibility. Start with the Tapping Meditation to clear big emotions and then move into the Creative Ritual in order to deepen your creativity and manifest more love, gratitude and nourishment into your life. Share your comments, questions and experiences below.
Use this podcast as you tap through these points:
Karate chop point (side of the hand).
Crown of the head.
Eyebrow point (above the eye).
Side of the eye.
Under the eye.
Under the nose.
Chin point (crease of the chin).
Throat point (collar bone/throat chakra).
Heart point (center of chest).
Stomach point (above the navel).
Side body (nipple line at side of chest).
Tap 6 to 10 times on each point and just keep cycling through them. Repeat the phrases I say. Notice any thoughts, stories, memories or emotions that emerge as you tap. These are important pieces to return to. Keep doing more tapping as a way to clear blockages. As always, if the words I use don’t work for you, change them to support your process more fully.
1) Using crayons, paints or pencils to create an image of the space you’ve created through this tapping meditation. What does this space within you feel like? Create an image that expresses this feeling using colors, textures and shapes. Allow a minimum of 10- 20 minutes to create this image. Title your image.
2) Use your image to inspire a movement exploration. Let your body move in response to your space image with an intention of creating more inner awareness. What sensations emerge for you during your dance? What messages? Allow 5 to 10 minutes for this movement exploration. I encourage you to extend this time frame as you engage in this process.
3) Harvesting. In your journal answer these questions:
I am, I want, I need, I sense, I feel, I imagine.
What deeply nourishes me? What no longer nourishes me?
Where do I feel support in my life? Where do I need more support?
What am I opening to? What am I closing to?
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Author: Saraswati J.
Image: Soul Connection Network
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock