The last New Moon of the year finds itself in the Nakshatra Mula, conjunct with the Sun and Saturn who are also under Mula’s influence
Sun Saturn Conjunction until January 13th
Highlighted during this New Moon cycle is the polarity surrounding the individual self caused by the interaction of Sun and Saturn.
Saturn’s agenda is opposite to the Sun’s agenda in regards to our ego. The Sun champions individuality and the ego, while Saturn’s role is to downplay our ego’s importance.
In this conjunction Saturn can impose limited thinking and attitudes causing us to see half-empty glasses type scenarios. While seemingly increasing our pressures and responsibilities of life that weigh heavily upon us. It can trigger negative feelings in our relationships both professional and personal where we feel we are carrying the load of responsibility and where we feel we are not being recognised for our efforts and or our contributions.
It's an important time to pay attention to Saturn placement in your chart and clean those areas up as much as possible in regards to your thoughts and actions.
Moon in Mula Nakshatra
This is the darkest new moon of the year as it is placed very close to the galactic center of our galaxy in Sagittarius.
The Moon is the ruler of the mind, which includes our emotional responses and our thoughts that drift and stir. What we think and feel shapes and defines the world that we perceive.
It’s companions Saturn and Sun deepen and ground our energy yet still make it vulnerable with the Moon at it lowest point reflecting the very little light of the Sun who is afflicted by the influence of Saturn.
Where we have grace is with the Mula Nakshatra which holds great spiritual power as it uproots and weeds out what is not necessary leaving a rich ground of possibility to plant our ideas and goals.
Mula's agenda is dissolution of difficulty and restrictions by removing of our false concepts our deepest fears, which are tamasic in nature. All the things that weigh us down and limit us. Pushing us forward to make deep, authentic and lasting commitments. Mula gets to the root of the issue and gives us penetrating insight and clarity into problems that may have seemed unsolvable before.
The Moon in Mula upholds a great truth: that the nature of this world is impermanent and we are meant to find our power by sharing our light and flowing with it.
The Moon message this cycle is to look beyond the material realm (transitory) and that what frustrates us (ego) to find what brings us real and lasting happiness
The influence of the of the Mercury retrograde supports the theme of the New Moon making it a powerful time to revise, reassess, and do a careful inventory of the past year.
The mind makes a powerful servant, but it makes a incompetent master. The blend of energies in the sky is sombre, practical and sobering. Saturn is inhibiting the ambitious and expressive light of the Sun and creating a realistic, yet doubtful, mood. The Moon in Mula pushes us to examine and find what really makes us happy. It creates a space and energy where we can let go of the dysfunctions and refuse to allow anything new that will weigh us down.
Saturn is our manifesting planet utilise its influence, the energy Saturn can either crush us or transform us. Both options take the same amount of effort it’s all about how we choose to direct our mind.
My teacher Yogi Bhajan was a Saturn teacher, He used to say the difference between you and me is I embrace my faults and accept who I am. We are all perfectly imperfect.
The key is find your truth, your mantra, your path that will carry you until your last breath, we all have to make our own connection real and not spiritual snacking. We are meant to live joyfully and fully.
I send you lots of Love and Luck
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Meditation for the New Moon Cycle
Clearing the Subconscious
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine and repeat 3 times Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo before beginning the exercise.
Mudra: Interlace your fingers and cross the thumbs. Bend the elbows and bring the hands up and in until they meet at the level of the heart center with the palms facing the body. The mudra is held against the body.
Breath: Inhale deeply and hold the breath in for 45-60 seconds. Meditate at the third eye point
Mantra: Silently chant the sound of Har (the r in Har is pronounced as a d. Hud)
Exhale. This breath is done for a maximum of 5 times.
To finish: Inhale and exhale rapidly (2 seconds inhale, 2 seconds exhale) six times and then relax.
Time Depending on your breath capacity, this exercise takes 3-5 minutes. As you are developing your ability to hold the breath in for the required time, you may find that you need to take recovery breaths before your next inhalation and hold.
When Yogi Bhajan taught this meditation, he gave the class one rapid recovery inhale-exhale before the fourth breath and two rapid recovery inhale-exhales before the fifth breath. Gradually train yourself to hold the breath in for the required time for five consecutive breaths, but, if you need to re-oxygenate yourself between breaths, you may do so.
"Hold the precious breath of life. God shall be with you right away. This is a very powerful method of prayer.'' YB
May the long time sunshine upon you all love surround you and the pure light within you guide your way on, Sat Nam