Aug 06 2015
We’re half-way through the lunar cycle, between the energy of a powerful Aquarius Full Moon, and the Leo New Moon on Aug. 14, 2015 about a week from now.
The Aquarius Full Moon, marked Guru Pornima, a time when we pay homage to our teachers, spiritual masters and those who light the way. I was blessed enough to be able to spend this time with my Guru, Sri Karunamayi Amma, at a three day meditation retreat. Needless to say I’m still vibrating and re-integrating into life after that experience of divine grace.
We’re in a threshold month: Saturn stationed direct in Scorpio on Aug. 1, 2015 and moves through the sign for the final time for the next thirty years until Sept. 17, 2015. With the Taurus Moon due to oppose Saturn for the first time since it’s direct station the next two days will be formative in what unfolds. Lines are being drawn and there’s a sense of something resurrecting from the ashes, to reveal what’s truly valuable, precious and golden.
There are major aspects taking place nearly daily through August and we’re in the last few days of Jupiter in Leo. You’ve been in a creative process (on all levels of your life) with Jupiter in Leo. As Jupiter changes signs to enter Virgo on Aug. 11, 2015 this is bringing a huge shift in the energy towards doing the work needed to manifest something.
Jupiter in Virgo calls for service, selfless service, duty, doing God’s work, or the work you came to this planet for — your dharma. Also, Venus is retrograde and back in Leo, asking us to dive deeper into our hearts, and thaw out the insides so we can share our love more deeply.
Over the past few days, Venus (Rx) aligned with Jupiter in Leo, expanding our hearts in unimaginable ways. The conjunction is shining a light on important financial and relationship situations, showing you there’s more for you to explore. But it will call for taking a risk, perhaps re-evaluating plans you’ve recently made in light of what you’re learning and is being revealed.
Jupiter, (or Guru in Jyotish,) is the planet that rules the two signs most connected with God and spirituality, Sagittarius and Pisces. Sagittarius represents what we know of God, and shows the way; The energy of Pisces is what God really is, and where one merges into the absolute reality, into oneness. With Venus the planet and Goddess of love, beauty, creativity, merging with the King of Gods, Jupiter, this is a chance to awaken and get back in touch with the love that is your very being. Your life is a gift and this is grace. Use it wisely.
Be grateful for all you’ve been given, be kind to yourself and love yourself; even the parts of yourself that you might not be so proud of — physically or otherwise. It doesn’t matter what you look like, this is about inner beauty and acceptance of your desires without judgement. But Venus (and Jupiter) also squared Saturn has also brought us to a crucial turning point, as we recognise the realities of a situation. Any obstacle you seem to face is a chance to find inner strength.