“Grief and life are one and the same- dark and light. As I’ve written about extensively in my Eclipse Portal offerings
, the previous new Moon in Aquarius + Solar Eclipse, is responsible for stirring the polarities within very acutely.
If you haven’t been feeling this inner conflict, noticing your challenges, leaning into your emotions, you may want to consider trying it.
Your critic may be really loud right now. Have you noticed? Clients, friends, students (and my own critic) have shared their resistance to moving towards their shadow.
Do you fear that if you lean into your darkness, it may swallow you up? You may not find the other side?
The truth is, resisting your pain can have disastrous effects on your healing process. It is impossible to release and change when you are resisting. Judgment can keep you blocked and in the dark.
If you get nothing else out of this eclipse portal, lean in. Listen. Get silent. Ask your critic what it needs. Let its messages help you soften. Notice the voices within that keep you from moving closer to your pain.
When you resist your inner pain, it amplifies. Healing comes when we can move closer to compassion for our own darkness.~swatijrjyotish.com
Lotus Mudra, a hand gesture that represents possibility and the movement from darkness to light. The Lotus flower grows out of the mud, in the same way we can transform our suffering into our strength and learn to be more compassionate and loving beings. BY ANASTASIA NEVIN, MS, RDN, RYT
The real unalloyed “I” has no beginning nor end. I am neither the gross physical body, nor also the mind. I am not the emotions that change when the morning changes into noon and noon into evening. I am not the mind which is sometimes cheerful and at other times miserable. I am the self who is experiencing the physical, mental, and emotional operations of body and mind.
Therefore to differentiate between body, mind and soul, or matter and spirit
, is the first step in yoga.
The key to self-acceptance, according to Patanjali, is that the more connected you are with the unchanging Self, the less you suffer from the inevitable changes of the non-Self. This ability to discern what is your true Self from what is not—to connect with that true, authentic Self and to act as often as possible from that quiet, knowing place—is the key to feeling better as a result of your yoga practice.
Once you feel connected to this place where you most feel like yourself, remember that even though your body and circumstances may have changed, that same person is within you. If there’s a particular circumstance that is troubling you, try to cultivate feelings of compassion and friendliness toward yourself by imagining how a friend or loved one might comfort you.
Yoga Sutras 2:28 “By the practice of the limbs of yoga, the impurities dwindle away and there dawns the light of wisdom leading to
Chiron represents the pain
that precedes great
That’s why it rules Great teachers in your life,
obstetricians, midwives and morticians.
They are always present at such moments.
This week Venus approaches
the conjunction of Chiron
and the South Node of the moon in Pisces.
What does it mean?
The rewards and consequences
of having a heart
The excruciatingly sweet and
unbearable pain of being desperately in love
A spiritual union that demands sacrifice
The Tragic or ironic separation from one you adore
The struggle to go on
The legend of Christ’s Passion
The lesson of non-attachment
Early Vedic astrology was based on the movement of planets with respect to stars but later it started including zodiac signs as well.
According to Vedic astrology, there are twenty seven constellations made up of twelve zodiac signs, nine planets and twelve Houses with each House and planet representing some aspect of human life.
Vedic Astrology has three main branches known as Siddhanta, Samhita and Hora.
Siddhanta is devoted to the astronomical study of celestial bodies. (Macro=Cosmic or really big.~L)
Samhita concentrates on ‘mundane astrology’ which is the study of earth quakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, the weather and surprisingly, economic conditions. (Earthly=We~L)
Hora deals with predicting the suitable timing of various events in our day to day lives, such as the best time to move home, start a business or get married. (Personal=Micro or me (you).~L) Daily and Weekly Vedic Horoscopes are on the basis of transiting Vedic Moon signs.
Vedic astrology is taken very seriously in India and The University Grants Commission along with the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government, decided to introduce it as a discipline of study in to Indian universities in 2004.
From Indian Astrologer, Nishchal Chhaya. Nischal has TWO SILVER MEDALS for excellence in Vedic astrology
. He had also got an honorary title of JYOTISH RATNA (gem of Vedic astrology
) from the ALL INDIA ASTROLOGERS’ UNION. Find his work alpatrickarundell.com
This full moon will shine its cosmic light on our shadow selves, freeing us from relationships or binding contracts that may have been holding us back, and pushing us to expand our notions of what is possible.~anandastrology.com
Yoga is often defined as the union between our lower self and our Higher Self. The “higher” or transcendental Self is referred to as purusha
, or pure and unchanging spirit. The lower self is generally referred to as the ego or asmita
and is concerned mainly with one’s individual thoughts, body and senses, all of which are changing. It is the clinging to that which is changing that brings about suffering. Alternately, remembering who we truly are, via connection to the Self, brings about the inner peace that Yoga seeks. Allow your physical Yoga practice to become your spiritual practice. “Spiritual” refers to how we connect to something larger than ourselves-it is the union of our lower and Higher Self. Written by Julie Rost and Dr. Bob Butera. at yogalifeinstitute.com
Chapter 2:48 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s explains that once you lessen restlessness and meditate on the infinite you will be less influenced by the dualities of the mind. Some examples of dualities that come into balance through our practice are masculine and feminine, light and dark shadow sides, intuition and logic, receptivity and creativity, yin and yang, life and death. Opposites are not really opposites, but rather two sides of the same thing and we are usually somewhere on the continuum.~melissawest.com
Lunar eclipse. An energetic full moon in the shadow of the earth as sun and lunar orb oppose each other. In the 3rd degree of the Aries~Libra axis. The RELATIONSHIP of “I” to “we”, the push to balance self-love with relationship. Relationship that does not diminish freedom or empowerment. What needs to be brought to light or to balance in RELATIONSHIP? Can there be justice or fairness without diminishing personal identity in relationship? We’ll have to check back in with Vishnu, placid, safe with his trusty snake/raft Shesha, and ask for preservation.
), also known as Sheshanaga
) or Adishesha
) is the nagaraja
or king of all nāgas
and one of the primal beings of creation. In the Puranas
, Shesha is said to hold all the planets of the universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of the god Vishnu
from all his mouths. He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha
, which translates as endless-Shesha or Adishesha
“first Shesha”. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place; when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist.
(No wonder Vishnu hangs with him.~L)
Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha. Shesha is considered a servant as well as a manifestation of Vishnu. He is said to have descended to Earth in two human forms or avatars: Lakshmana
, brother of Rama
, brother of Krishna
“Shesha” in Sanskrit texts, especially those relating to mathematical calculation, implies the “remainder” — that which remains when all else ceases to exist.
If you have not checked out “Sita Sings the Blues” by Nina Paley, it is free on Youtube. It would be a good way to enhance your relationship with you. Treat yourself. Self care. Other love. Thursday noon, Saturday 10:45 am.