it’s thursday, january 9, & moon is in the starspace called ardra, which occupies a sky-slice of gemini. which means we are feeling some sort of curious & communicative & playful—if not, it’s a good opportunity to channel those qualities, tap into that energy. it’s through our curiosity that we explore potential new interests & either let them go, discovering who we are by what doesn’t resonate, or dive deeper into what does: mysteries are revealed & we grow, expand our awareness, our sense of self. it’s through playfulness that we don’t take the journey too seriously, don’t attach too hard, that we stay light on our feet (or in our minds).
ardra is ruled by the deity rudra, shiva’s red stormy aspect. the star itself, part of the constellation orion, is known astronomically as the red giant betelgeuse, the brightest star in the night sky). shiva’s storms can be physical, as in torrents of rain, or emotional, as in the torrents of tears caused by emotional pain. so don’t be surprised if there’s some intense you-know-what going down today, but also know that, like a storm, this too will pass, & that the storm will sweep away what needs to be swept away. shiva completes a cycle so a new one can begin: without destruction there is no creation. so use that energy to launch you forward not to suck you down.
it’s the fourteenth lunar day, the last phase before the full moon, which means emotional intensity is building. the full moon tomorrow will be in gemini, which begins the second part of the lunar cycle begun by the new moon in sagittarius on xmas. that new moon initiated a month of examining the beliefs we hold dear & whether they’re really working for us. the full moon invites us to use our discriminating intelligence & our words to share our beliefs with others, to be open to other perspectives, to have a dialogue so that we can get our beliefs sorted out, make sure we & they are in right relationship.
thursday is owned by jupiter, making this a day to connect to our highest purpose & to what gives us a sense of purpose: what beliefs support the path you are on? if you are ruled by jupiter, that is, if you are a sagittarius or pisces in the vedic system of astrology, which is what i share about in these posts, thursdays are especially potent for you: do you feel the juice? if you don’t know your vedic sign, feel free to email or pm me & i’d be glad to help you out.
jyotish, vedic astrology, is the science of light. i’d love to help you shine more light on your life but i’m taking a wee break from readings to be a support for my family. stay tuned! ~.~