Ashlesha New Moon
with Venus Retrograde
It’s new moon time again, August 16th 5:38am but we are in the zone as of this writing. The dark moon is a time when we journey deep within through contemplative practice, restorative practice and the gentlest of self-care. We can be irritable and unsettled in all the ways, especially when the dark/new moon is in Cancer Ashlesha as it is this month. Also Venus in Retrograde is with Ashlesha as well and Venus is our “heart,” our feeling of peace and contentment (or lack of).
Ashlesha nakshatra brings the energy of a deeply sensitive nervous system and oftentimes, in my practice, I’ve found that those who have the blueprint of Ashlesha in their natal charts are among the most sensitive people I’ve met, hands down. They feel events and situations before they happen and when not able to hold the energy, the have a reactive projection/response. They respond before the event happens. That is what happens when the nervous system is so tight and triggers easily.
Note, this isn’t wrong. This carries great value to humanity. We just need to learn to honor what Ashlesha’s gifts are… intuition, knowing before knowing, feminine healing powers (healing with venom or poison). Ashlesha is cultivating a certain type of fierceness as they learn to trust this deep knowing. More about Ashlesha.
Today and the rest of this week, take time to see how this energy might be impacting you. We are all affected in some way, those with Ashlesha in their natal chart will be affected even more deeply.
In class tonight, we will practice the “journey of the corpse” which is a class favorite, as well as nourishing and balancing nervous system-focused restorative poses.
In two weeks, the moon will be full in Shatabishak nakshatra (with Sun in Magha). I’ll write more on this as the full moon approaches. The seeds being nurtured this month are of the lineage from our ancestors. If there is a seed to plant, an intention, may it be healing for all of those who came before you and in benefit for all of those you touch moving forward.
I hope to see you in class tonight.
PS… I half a small group study of your own personal astrology coming up in October. If this interests you, you might contact me to discuss further and you will want to have had your initial reading done with me to feel that this program is relevant to you. More here. This program is via Zoom online only.