The Moon and Sun will come together at 22 degrees 37 seconds in the sign of Aries on Friday morning, May 6th at 9:30 am Hawaii Time (-10 GMT) in the asterism represented by the yoni, the female sex organ. Creativity and Life are birthed through this canal in the sky, which is ruled over by both Venus, the ultra-feminine planet of Desire and Love, and Mars, the fiery masculine planet of both Passion and Discipline. Bharani means “To Bear” and is also referred to as “the star of restraint”. The animal symbol of this star is the elephant, demonstrating our wild, passionate nature as well as our strong ability to bear the heavy burdens of our life. We literally bear our creative life into existence and must carry heavy responsibility in order to manifest what we truly love. After the sexual passion that creates life in her womb, a woman must then bear a child for 9 months before it can be thrust out that same canal the seed entered. Even afterwards, she (and likely he whose seed it was) will have many years of caring for and nurturing that precious life into self-sufficiency. They will never lose the attachment to the child, because their love for what they have created is that grand. We must make sure that what we are planting and nurturing is worth it. If it is not like a child to us, then we must show Marsian discipline and learn to restrain ourselves from becoming caught up in our desires to the point where they will take over our life and lead us away from our life's true love. The elephant also represents our high spiritual potential, a blessing offered by this star. Bharani is presided over by Yama, the god of Death who teaches us about sacrifice; in order to create our deepest truth, we must allow anything that is not that to die. Yama is where we experience our karma, the result of our actions and are bound to it. He also takes us through the doorway of death and into the new life that awaits on the other side. Excessive sexuality sent out in a myriad of directions can waste the vital energy that we need to create our most precious gifts to the world. Here we learn how to have both passion and respect for our bodies and their creative potential, honoring the sacred union of masculine and feminine that occurs within each of us and containing that vitality so that we may channel it into our deepest truths.
We have 4 planets in Aries on this New Moon; the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, showing this incredible fiery passion and zeal to begin anew. In Aries, we are fueled by strong self-interest and motivated to act on what we are connecting to in that moment. If we use this energy wisely (see above:) we will be able to create exactly the rebirth we need in our lives! We are not, however, always careful or respectful of others and their needs, and we can and often do, fly off the handle at anyone or anything that gets in the way of our forward trajectory. The Sun is exalted here (although well past the point of exaltation) meaning that we are in our highest resonance with our Soul Power when the Sun is in Aries. This can help us to walk a more noble path, aligned with our Higher Self. Venus in Aries can create a lot of selfish desire and makes us not as interested in balancing the needs of others with our own as we may usually be. Mercury is Retrograde in Aries, which may actually help us hold our tongue from biting off anyone's head with our words. If nothing else, the aggressive email you wanted to send out may not get there due to the common issues with communication devices that Mercury Retrograde is famous for. Careful of what information you take in right now, however, it may be misinformed and incite unnecessary anger.
The ruler of Aries, Mars, is also Retrograde at the moment, joined an also Retrograde Saturn, so we may feel some hesitation on our forward motion that is likely to burble up in the form of frustration; small but angry indications that something is being repressed beneath the surface. As planets are experienced as Moving Backwards from our perspective here on Earth, we find ourselves highly focused on the energy of the Retrograde planet, yet unable to manifest its qualities outward into the world. This coupled with the fact that the backward motion makes us literally run over old ground, can be incredibly frustrating and cause us great annoyance with ourselves, that we take out on the unlucky people that have to be around us. When everyone's frustrated, well...we're all fairly annoying. The purpose this motion plays in our lives, is to slow us down, cause us to reflect on what it is we are Doing (Mars), Saying (Mercury), Believing (Jupiter), Committing to and Scared of (Saturn). I've been saying it, and I'll say it again...Now is a good time to get off of your computer, iPad, phone, TV (actually, just get rid of your TV;-) and deal with your anger and frustration. Breathe, meditate, go to the beach, climb a mountain, connect with your Self...anything other than getting more riled up by all the information or misinformation being spewed carelessly into your energy field. Protect yourself. Restrain yourself. Unplug yourself. A talking fast can also be useful, although if not possible, maybe just speak less words. Try to keep quiet, especially around those you love. Shut. up.
One of our many Retrograde planets is about to move forward again! Jupiter, our planet of Beliefs and Ideals, who has been Retrograde since January 7th is finally coming out of hiding on May 9th We have been running over the same old ground with our Teachers and Teachings for months now, questioning everything we know and believe and its had a frenzied feeling to it since Jupiter is joined Rahu, the north node of the Moon. Rahu magnifies things and creates a delusionary field around whatever its connected to, giving us an even bigger reflection of what we do or do not think is Right and Just in this world. We may have begun this process, and this year, seeking out many different teachings and new teachers, and then found ourselves slowly dismissing them, feeling disenchanted and disconnected to anything that isn't really true for us. Before a planet goes Retrograde, or Direct again, it is Stationary, literally stalled, stuck, not moving at all. This can feel like being in mud for a day or few until it picks us speed again, so don't expect immediate forward motion! Rahu will still be joined Jupiter in Leo, the sign of Governments, Authority and Leadership, so look out for wanting to suddenly begin teaching, or preaching, everything you have been sitting on in an obsessive, ungrounded manner...Try to use some of that restraint this New Moon is teaching us about and save your most precious resources to bring forth the real gold out of that Cosmic Yoni of yours. Hare Ohm
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