In the early morning hours of July 4th, at 1:01 am Hawaii Time (-10 GMT) the Moon and Sun will join together in the sign of Gemini in the nakshatra of Ardra. As the Sun has been in Gemini for a few weeks already, joined the ruler, Mercury, and Venus, we have been experiencing an abundance of intellect, and an avid desire to read, speak and share our knowledge with others. When the Moon joins the Sun, our Psyche (our mind and emotions) comes into Union with our Soul Power and we feel those thoughts and feelings dissipate to Shunya, emptiness or zero. New Moons are like a reset button where we blank out and then begin a new cycle. Since we have been experiencing this reset halfway through a Sun's cycle it's really serving to give us a new perspective on what we've been doing and experiencing, offering an opportunity to adjust and refine the energy we're using instead of just moving on to new energy altogether. In this case, we are learning to use our intellect in conscious ways, instead of just piling up facts and information uselessly. We have been in a bit of a whirlwind mentally, sucking dry much of our physical power with both the Sun and Mars in sociable air signs, and we are in need of some containment and refinement of our resources.
Ardra is the stormiest of stars, located in the constellation of Orion (the star of Betelgeuse) and is a place in the sky where we tend to shoot down anything we perceive or judge as wrong, without always getting the full picture. Collectively, our judgements have raised to a sky-high level and we seem to be eviscerating anything that doesn't jive with our ideas of right and wrong these days. Ardra means "The Moist One" and is represented as a rain or tear drop. The nakshatra that follows Ardra, Purnavasu, where Venus is currently, is where we see the wreckage we have created and our tears of mourning spring forth new life. Sometimes it requires utter destruction in order to see the light and this can happen on both an inner and an outer plane.
With so many planets involved in this New Moon's stormy awakening, we are likely to experience the fireworks Sunday night first, with Monday's light show in the U.S. being more of a memorial of what we've just been through. Remember to meditate and find some solitude at least this weekend, saving celebration for Monday after the storm. Celebrating, hopefully, a new awakening within ourselves of how when we hang others, we hang ourselves. The more we condemn and attack each other, the more we personally pay the price in our newly created prisons made of judgements and black and white "rightness". Our relationship planet, Venus has already moved through it, so perhaps we have seen the pain we've caused in our partnerships and personal happiness a bit already and are more open to Love, even if we are still learning how that works.
Mars has just begun his direct motion again, still in Libra until July 12th. More than ever we are aware of how we've been sloughing off our discipline, often for more social engagements and we need to be aware that the power to Do or not Do always lies within ourselves. It is no one else's fault that we have strayed from ourselves and our personal power, and no one else can fix it. When he moves back into his own sign of Scorpio July 12th, we will see Action step up, and we will find we are less agreeable to being thrown off track or diverted from the cause we began in February when he first entered Scorpio. Saturn is still moving Retrograde till late summer, and as these two move towards one another, we will experience quite the squeeze...it may even feel like it is crushing us, but it will be the catalyst we need to pull ourselves up and out of this situation to begin with. (You can reference reports from February for more information on this transit and when Mars goes back into Scorpio I'll offer the report for all 12 rising signs again for any subscribers that joined my list since I originally sent it out).
Jupiter has been running in exact degrees with Rahu in Leo, and is now only 2 degrees away, causing much of the judgements to be in the political arena, while pundits and lay people alike take to their pulpits to screech their views in wild and often delusional manners. We are angry and confused with misinformation leading the way and the affairs of foreign people and governments seem to be closer to home than ever. Again, our lesson must be to gather all the information and use sound discernment to discover truths and enlighten yourself and others....as opposed to taking a few facts and bombing the crap out of anyone who speaks against your very strong, newly made stance that is definitely right!
My wish for all of us on this New Moon and as we move forward into the dawn of a new day, a new waxing of the Moon is that we find some peace. Within first, so we can spread that to others instead of our fear, anger and pain. We are all beings of Light and Love. To be truly Free is to free ourselves of the inner turmoil so that we can listen to our own buddhi, higher intellect, and discern truth for ourselves, allowing everyone else that same right and freedom....Offering only love and support to one another because life is hard enough and if one person suffers, we all suffer for we are all One. Hare Ohm
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