Purva Phalguni | The Procreation
Moon in P. Phalguni + Shukla Ashtami (8th lunar day after new moon)
Today the Moon transits Purva Phalguni, in the sign of Leo. P. Phalguni, also known as Pubbha, is the eleventh nakshatra of the Zodiac and is represented by the symbol of a bed or a hammock, and a fig tree. A modern take is a cat taking a nap in a hammock.
It means, “to replicate or procreate” and is considered a very enjoyable type of energy. I call it the “Life is Good” nakshatra.
Unlike Bharani, which is the first octave of the Venus nakshatras and has this sense of having to bear (a burden), Purva Phalguni, this higher octave has earned some sort of merit from a previous life, from bearing a burden, and in this life is cashing in this merit for enjoyment, ease, and luck. Life is Good.
Venus comes after Ketu in the nakshatra scheme. One thing I’ve noticed is that people who are born into the Venus karmic cycle have an entirely different relationship to life on Earth than people who do their Venus cycle midlife. When they do it midlife, they had a Ketu cycle which seems to bring on this past life expertise where they now understand life on Earth in an entirely different way, a more reverent, dropping to their knees, way.
And that is the difference between Bharani and Purva Phalguni. It seems to be a direct knowing from the past that life here is about enjoyment and not a burden.
Where Bharani is about being birthed, a transformation from before to after, pre-life to life, or past life to this life… we might say that Purva Phalguni is the orgasm which some have called the “little death.”
The shakti for this nakshatra is the power of procreation and family.
When Moon transits Bharani, like it is doing today, you might find you ready to take a nap in the hammock or just kick back and relax… or you might be finding that loving feeling.
On a side note, I’ve noticed that many people with Purva Phalguni configurations do not recognize that this is a lucky nakshatra where they’ve earned merit from a previous life. Instead, they and the world around them have projected this as lazy. It is not lazy, it is luck! My advice is to kick your feet up and marinate in the blessings a bit more. And lose any “lazy” self-talk. That is missing the mark.
And go have a margarita while you are in that hammock. Here is my song pick:
Would love to hear if this resonated for you, and how.
PS…here is the link to Bharani for reference.