Ancestors New Moon + Yogi Full Moon // Part I
Moon in Punarvasu/Gemini + Krishna Dwadashi (12th)
I’ve been low-key on the regular postings lately because I knew I had to say about this upcoming new moon I wanted to save it up for you.
We are three days away from the next new/dark moon initiation. This new cycle will be commence with the moon in the lunar mansion (aka asterism, nakshatras, star) of Magha/Leo.
Magha is ruled by the ancestors as the deities and Ketu as the planet.
This is the place of our past (lives), of those whose shoulders we stand upon whether biological or through mentorship and connection.
Ultimately we are perfect and this nakshatra reminds of our magnificence and ultimate inheritance. However, that is veiled to us by this earthly dimension and we forget.
So when Magha comes around, we have another opportunity to re-member, re-gather, re-connect to that.
The moon visits Magha monthly, but it is an especially potent visit when the sun is also there, creating the New Moon initiatory cycle. This happens at exact degrees at 4:17am on Saturday morning.
Magha is really about detachment but not in an extreme way of avoidance. With Magha, we are recognizing the benefit of those who came before us, ushered us to this life…in this life…and then allow them to be free and autonomous without our projection onto them (of what they did, said, looked like, etc.).
Magha is responsibility (but through detachment, not overattachment). It is about us being the ruler of our lives, the controller of our lives. Our mind is the co-creator of the reality in which we are living through and thus making us in this present moment the ancestor of our own reality.
Who came before this moment? You. And your thoughts.
The symbol of Magha, the throne, is the throne of our own consciousness (at this point where Cancer and Leo come together and Ajna chakra is formed.
Because it is fascinating, I want to go into more depth about Jyotisha astrology today.
Magha falls in the early degrees of Leo at the gandanta point between Cancer and Leo. Gandanta is an astrological knot where a water signs turns into a fire sign and has a particular fierce quality to it.
And the astrological layout is a macrocosm of the microcosm of your subtle body. Many of you are familiar with the seven chakra system, six of which are located within the confines of the physical body. The first 5 chakras find their home in two signs in the Sidereal zodiac, one in the feminine expression and one in the masculine expression. For instance, if we were to start with 1st chakra, Muladhara chakra, we find that it’s home is associated with Capricorn as the feminine expression and Aquarius as the masculine expression (both ruled by Saturn). That continues with the next four chakras as well, moving up along your astrological spinal column.
When we get to the sixth chakra, Ajna chakra, it comes to a head at the center between Cancer and Leo in this two-petaled lotus flower (see illustration above), aligned with the gandanta in the astrological chart but in the subtle body this is where a granti is located, an energetic point awaiting to be untied.
Ajna chakra two petals represent the two seats where our feminine and masculine energies merge together into unity consciousness.
And Magha’s symbol is the empty throne. It is the place where we are striving to take our rightful, divine seat. Who is suppose to sit in this empty throne at the seat of our consciousness? It is the soul itself.
From a more practical purpose, what is this cycle good for?
Honoring ancestors and releasing them from your projections
Honoring yourself as your own ancestor and releasing yourself from your past
Release in general. I’ve been working on a certain vision with The Yoga Sanctuary and now I feel the intense pull to surrender and release. Thy will be done.
The next Full Moon in two weeks is with Purva Bhadrapada so whatever we are releasing so we can fill that empty throne with our divine seat, is culminated at P. Bhadra… translated as she who wears a mask and she who earned the merit of a Saint from a favorable past life. For some of us, it is time to take off that mask.
I know this particular cycle is impactful for a lot of you reading this chart as in general I have a lot of clients with particular stellar energy.
Interested in more about this New Moon? Ask questions in the comments and let me know what in particular interests you and I will continue this conversation.
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