it’s monday, june 10, & moon is in the starspace called uttara phalguni, which occupies a wee bit of real estate in leo but is mostly in virgo. this represents the need to take care of the details (virgo) of our kingdom (leo), to organize it, if we want it to not only survive but thrive.
this asterism is ruled by aryaman, one of the solar deities. he gives us courage in the face of adversity, the ability to fight the good fight, achieve our ambitions. he guarantees a sense of safety & peace … as long as we take responsibility for our lives. where to start? & how to do that? by establishing best practices for self-care: if we don’t tend to our physical temple—eat healthy food, get sleep & exercise—we can’t operate efficiently. food & sleep are just the baseline, the rest is different for different people. & sometimes we don’t know what’s best for ourselves—now’s the time to figure that out & dial in physical & spiritual practices to keep the temple of ourselves glowing!
for example, some people will say “i don’t have time to meditate,” for example. but i met someone at a dinner party recently who said she meditates two hours a day (!), b/c it makes her so much more productive. wow, i thought, that’s a lot of time! but then i realized that i easily take at least twice as much time every day for self/Self-care—for a gratitude practice, to chant & meditate, to go to mysore, not to mention grabbing a hike as often as possible. these practices are foundational for me; i don’t feel like myself, i don’t feel complete, grounded without them.
what are your best practices? how do they support the unfolding of your authentic self, the best you?
it’s the eighth phase (tithi) of the waxing moon until about 11 am mountain time, then it’s the ninth, so there’s a transition from creative energy to transformative but also potentially toxic emotional energy later—watch out!
& that’s your daily bliss—monday is the moon’s day, so try not to get too emotional!
p.s. jyotish, vedic astrology, is the science of light. if you want to shine more light on your life, understand why you are here & how the planets are guiding you on your path, i’d love to enlighten you. contact me for a session! ~.~