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Retrogrades & Ancestors
Moon in Ashwini + Krishna Chaturthi (4th)
Have you been feeling the intensity lately? I know I have - as well as most of the people I talk to on a daily basis. We just had a full moon in Pisces with three planets in retrograde (Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn). I only use sidereal Zodiac so we don’t really consult with the outer planets (tropical Zodiac), but upon checking, Pluto, Uranus and Neptune are also retrograde. So if you need confirmation that things are wacky, here is your confirmation.
This meme cracks me up:
Either way it is some heavy lessons and mostly expect this vibe to continue through most of October.
When Saturn comes out of retrograde, we will start feeling progress, and lighter. But now that he is slowing us down, which when he does, it is to ensure we are not bypassing these opportunities to work on ourselves, we can take time to consider our ancestors and where we come from, whose shoulders we stand upon, whose hands are upon our backs.
We are in the season of honoring our ancestors. In a way, that is always the case for me, but in the way of the Vedic calendar, this is the season.
Here is a prayer offering from one of my teachers, Indu Arora, in honoring the ancestors as part of your daily routine for the rest of the month:
May my ancestors, your ancestors, ancestors of those who are not aware of their presence, ancestors of those who have forgotten about them find peace.
May the divine Mother Earth, prakruti find peace. May we heal so that we may take mindful steps.
May we all remember to always remember where we came from.
May we always be respectful to our roots.
We will be doing an ancestral healing as part of the Sacred Spaces retreat on Oct 1 & 2. If you want to join in, email me for more details.