This New Moon cycle we have a conjunction in the sky of four planets -Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury all in the Nakshatra of Ardra, the star of destruction and frustration. Saturn is retrograde in Scorpio, and Jupiter in Virgo these are the planets who are the stars of this month's show.
Our New Moon in Gemini on June 23 or 24 depending where you live is not a gentle new moon to say the least, it is clearing the way for change. The driver of this new moon conjunction is the Nakshatra of Ardra a fierce and stormy star under the rulership of the Rudra's or better known as Shiva’s star. Here we are given the chance to transform, destroy illusion and recreate our truth when we have the courage to do it. The mixture of the Sun and Mercury gives us the strength to overcome, adapt and achieve. It is important to keep this in mind as the total planetary influences kicking off the summer are heating up largely due to fiery Mars.
Mars will be combust for the next few months while it travels with the sun. This will make us feel frustration and irritable. We can become intolerant and we will see globally and culturally things are heating up.
We have been sent back to the school hard knocks to complete difficult lessons left unfinished with the return of Saturn in Scorpio earlier this month currently retrograde in the Nakshatra of Jyeshtha. This influence from the heavens brings up fears and worries -real and imagined. Emotional blocks and deep emotional wounds and scars from the past. We will experience uncertainty, lack of confidence and questioning everything -relationships, beliefs, paths and our overall alignment. Saturn will be here until October . The beauty to be seen here is this is making us return to our core to ultimately destroy our illusions in order to make us who we came here to be.
Jupiter moved forward this month in Virgo in the Nakshatra Hasta. Jupiters influence this month us go straight to the heart of the matter while expanding our minds with new understanding of ourselves, our circumstances and new possibilities. On the 29th Venus in Taurus in its own sign is a saving grace this month. It brings us softness and comfort fiery month.
On July 9th the Full Moon in Sagittarius in the Nakshatra of Purvashada brings us a deep philosophical reflection and putting our teachings and learning’s into practice. More on this in the Full Moon Report later in the month.
One July 17th The Sun joins Mars and Mercury in Cancer in the Nakshatra of Punarvasu where we feel our security threatened making us feel insecure. Punarvasu can magnify our negative qualities it and we can see this as well reflected what is happening in the world.
July 23rd new Moon in Cancer in the Nakshatra of Pushya and is conjunct with Sun and Mars in Pushya
July 25th Mercury, Rahu, Moon in Leo in Nakshatra of Magha our Thinking and communication can become toxic as we feel under pressure and over identified with class status and feel the need to prove worth to others . This is all due to the illusion of Rahu and the intensity of the planets in the sky
This month our speech can become very direct and straightforward and more aggressive. We want action and a reaction, we want to fight to release the tension that is building inside us and around us. We can have the tendency to become too attached to our opinions this month thus creating a polarising personality that is not truly us or serving our highest good. Best practice is to exercise self control activate your intelligent awareness. Choose your words and actions carefully this month try and your best to remain in your heart and trust.
The task this month is to keep yourself open, and in your heart as gift to feel process our pain and frustration authentically and then let go. This true not just for this month but through the end of the year. The next 6 months of the year is time to move on, grow into who we came here to be. Relax your mind invite new experiences use this energy to be creative, intelligent and to push forward even if you are unsure make a decision, make a choice move this creates change.
Wild storms can clear the way for new and ultimately refresh our spirit, tears may fall as we release and let go, tears can be our remedy now. Remember the story of the original Rudra the deity ruling this new moon became the auspicious Shiva by meditating on God. As Shivas tears became the rudraksha seeds is serves as a good reminder to practice our japa, remember God and become better by following our true path even if we have to stand alone. With devotion and hard work we too can transform and be auspicious.
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Mantra for the Month
Sat Narayan Wahe Guru, Hari Narayan Sat Nam, Sat Narayan Wahe Guru, Hari Narayan Sat Nam
This mantra is chanted to create inner peace so one can project outer peace . Narayan is the aspect of Infinity that relates to the water element. This mantra helps you “go with the flow” and takes you beyond the world to the experience of Infinity.