it’s friday, june 7, & moon is still floating in the heart-centering waters of cancer’s ocean of unconditional love, but has moved into the starspace called aslesha. aslesha brings serpent energy, as it is ruled by the nagas, snakes with occult powers who symbolize all that is secret & hidden.
snakes give us the power to turn our venom, our poison, into strength, to understanding our weaknesses & overcoming them, using them to our advantage. they give us the power to defeat our enemies, & who are our enemies? are we not our own enemies? does our pain & suffering not come from our own poisonous thoughts?
the practices of yoga are designed to deal with those poisonous thoughts. patanjali, the sage who compiled “the yoga sutras,” one of the seminal texts of yoga, was said to be an incarnation of ananta, who was the source of all wisdom & the ruler of the nagas. the first yoga sutra (or aphorism) is “atha yoga-anushasanam” & means “now, this is yoga.” there are myriad ways to translate this, but one way is that yoga is right now, is possible in this moment, that being fully present in this moment is the experience of yoga. if you get that, you don’t have to read the rest of the 200 sutras—you are enlightened!
another way to read this sutra is that the ability to experience yoga is all around us, that every person, every situation, everything we do & think & say presents the possibility to experience “now.” & in the experience of “now,” there are no poisonous thoughts, there is only pure presence. ok, you’ve got your work cut out for you today!
it’s the fifth phase of the waxing moon, which has to do with healing routines, with taking your medicine (which could be mental medicine!), & also has a quality of nurturing & devotion.
& that’s your daily bliss—friday is ruled by venus, who wants us to appreciate our material, embodied existence & the pleasures of our senses, just doesn’t want us to overdo it.
p.s. jytoish, 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! ~.~