Total Lunar Eclipse - The Womb
Full Moon in Bharani + Shukla Purnima (15th)
This is the second part of “eclipse season” and this lunar eclipse will inspire us to review all our desires and longings, and consciously let go of those, which are only causing frustration and struggle, while directing us to take a new path and focus on those which lead us to experience more peace, happiness and effortlessness in life.
Lay down your burdens… you do not have to bear all the struggle yourself.
It will be a relief in a way because it brings the power to let go, which is the shakti/power of Bharani nakshatra. Now is the time we can relax into the present moment. We will be inspired in the coming days to let the old tendencies die and make space for something new - to renounce those desires which bind us and keep us in a cycle of striving or fighting, so we can make peace with the present moment and open up for the opportunities it brings.
I'm really seeing this as the new portal forward individually and collectively.
Ask what are the things you are still holding on to desperately and making them a big deal? Maybe the reality is to loosen the grip and let things go. Flow. Trust the Universe.
Resting, relaxation, rejuvenation, creativity, flow is the result of this lesson, if we really get it. Something new is being birthed and flowing forward.
A practice of Pratyahara, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Savasana, Mauna (sacred silence), and really eliminating all the sensory stimuli (close the drapes, keep technology off, be in deep connection with yourself in deep silence.
Collective/Mundane astrology: Who knows what will happen. This eclipse happens on election day in USA. It will be about the womb, women and autonomy here and around the world. We already see this playing out.
Other serendipitous events happening just in my purview in this moment are phenomena such as yoga teachers graduating yesterday from a long intensive mentoring with my teacher, Anna. I know they were previously scheduled to finish in December but for some reason unknown to me it was actually yesterday (I was honored to be their very last lesson and taught them how to teach Restorative Yoga!). These special souls will be going out in the world, inspired (I hope) to birth this sacred medicine of yoga to those who bear great burdens oftentimes. It is not lost on me what transformation may be happening there.
The Huntington Museum of Art (a regional treasure) unveil Sassa Wilkes’ collective work of 100 Badass Women that was birthed in the last 100 days of 2020 after Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed. We knew then that this battle of women’s rights and autonomy was happening and coincidentally the show was unveiled Friday evening in a ceremony (standing room only).
According to Webster’s dictionary, serendipity is defined as “ the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.” We call it serendipity, these coincidences, but when you dive deep into the study of karma and listen and observe nature and phenomena, it becomes obvious that nothing is coincidental or accidental. It is all plugging together like a puzzle to be solved, understood and wisdom gleaned.
I’m unveiling a couple of things you might be interested in:
We will be study and working with our own personal karmic responsibility on Saturday, December 3 in a workshop. This may end up being a two-session workshop with setup, inquiry and homework on December 3 and integration and implementation on December 31. The details are still being worked out. It is a hybrid workshop meaning it is in-person and online and you are welcome to sign up. The online option will not include the potluck, of course. Anyone signed up will have access to recordings and workbook. Workshops are $45 each. Sign-up click here.
I’m doing some recorded (not live) 30-minute videos that tell you all about the innate power imprinted upon you at the time of your birth - this power that all you have to do is learn how to align with and thrive with. It is your birthright. The recorded sessions are $45 but there are options to do a longer session with me in person or on Zoom, and even dive in deeper. You can learn all about this offering by clicking here.
Further…I have so many ideas percolating right now, trying to be birthed. I feel this stagnation moving (Hallelujah). I’m planning a regular Jyotisha monthly workshop next year, a monthly Kula Live/Love/Matter Practical Ayurvedic workshop, possibly a Holistic Solopreneur monthly workshop/manifestation practice, and best of all save the date for the May 5-7th PLAY RETREAT at Camp Mad Anthony Wayne, featuring as many of my favorite yoga/spiritual teacher friends that I can bring on board. If you are interested in sharing a practice, make sure I know.
Now is the time to get involved in The “new” Yoga Sanctuary, especially those of you still peeking in from the other side of the moat. I invite you to cross the bridge and enter the gate. We are waiting for you.
PS…This eclipse is particularly significant for those whose natal moon is in Bharani, Ardra , Ashlesha, Purva Ashada, Uttara Bhadra, or Hasta.
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