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A Crisis of Confidence | Full Moon in Leo | Vedic Astrology Forecast for February 21, 2016

FullMoonOverWaterAs the current lunar cycle hits its midpoint around 1:20pm EST on February 21st, 2016, the Full Moon with reach its peak in the sign of Sidereal Leo. The New Moon Cycle began in Capricorn, inviting us to focus on unwavering success. To connect to our public reputation, and to create the discipline and responsibility to create long term projects. This also means, in a practical way, the need to become aware of and manage our fears in doing so. And then connecting to that vision, we take that energy into Aquarius, where we expand it into our highest ambitions. We ask, how can I use my skills, my reputation and my status in the world for higher levels of success? How can I use what I have achieved in service of others and to benefit the collective?

Around February 13, the Sun moved into Aquarius. The Sun shows were our Power is focused. It reflects our deeper soul nature. And in Aquarius, our power wishes to express through a higher lens of humanitarian awareness. To nourish others with the waters of wisdom and lift them up. But Ketu is also in Aquarius. And Ketu creates a sense of dissatisfaction and confusion, and is said to have the power to block the Sun. While not yet the correct degrees, we are moving towards a Solar eclipse in a couple weeks. The energy is being setup with the Sun and Ketu both sharing the sign of Aquarius.

It is said that the Sun trembles with fear as in nears Ketu. This conjuction negates or casts a shadow on the light within, creating self-doubt and lack of confidence. It can even create a reaction of self-aggrandizement as an ego defense from feeling the inner doubts of appearing weak. But the nodes help bring out our subconscious fears and desires. Ketu, in this case, helps to reveal where we are critical of ourselves and others around power and confidence. It forces us to see our inner doubt and places of low self-esteem so that we may bring them into the light of awareness and cast them off.

This process is evolving in Aquarius, which is often associated with serving others. There is an interesting configuration with Rahu in Leo with the Full Moon, along with the still retrograde Jupiter. Rahu brings obsessions and confusion to the Mind (Moon). It pulls us towards something in a way that we don’t feel rationally in control.

All of this is happening along the Nodal axis of Aquarius/Leo, which alone brings out a strong inner Karmic conflict. The conflict here is one of “Should I serve other people, or should I seek to develop my own creative power?”. And with Sun conjunct Aquarius and the Moon with Rahu, we add to that “Am I even good enough to do either of these things?”

The current placement of Rahu and Ketu has us focusing on our own power, and wishing to reject or be critical of the needs of others. Yet, adding to this conflict now we have the Sun, which rules Leo, with Ketu in Aquarius. The Power is trying to operate through the balanced place of serving others, but there also sits Ketu creating doubt and a lack of confidence.

The Moon, meanwhile is with Rahu and Jupiter in Leo, connecting our Mind (the Moon), with our higher teachings and principles (Jupiter) and reflecting upon them (retrograde). And Rahu is amplifying our desire to connect to our creative power (Leo), in connection to our Mind and Principles. All of this energy pulling us towards a finding and expressing what is most true in our hearts, in a rather obsessive, confusing way. And yet, our Power (the Sun) is trying to find a way to serve others through the pursuit, but feeling unable, unworthy, and under confident.

The inner struggle is magnified. And the Axis of the nodes gains deeper nuance. How can I serve others if I feel that what I have to share with the world is not valuable? Or that I myself am not qualified to share it? The struggle to be “all I can be”, and at the same time lacking the confidence to do it. The power and confidence instead feeling critical and low, which could potentially have us feeling the negative side of Aquarius which cause us to serve from a feeling of being “less than” others. Instead of serving others to lift them up, one serves from a feeling of worthlessness because of the false assumption that the happiness of others is more important than ones own happiness.

This Karmic collective inner conflict will touch each of us differently, of course. But at a deeper level, it is activating the need to find balance between our own Creative power and the service of others. We can’t serve others if we ourselves feel empty. We can’t empower others if we don’t feel Self-Empowered. The happiness, hope and dreams of others is not more important than our own. What we wish to offer to others, we must learn to also offer to ourselves as well. And, in fact, in most cases we must find our own self worth and confidence before we are able to lift others up.

On February 20th, Mars moved into Scorpio where it joins Saturn. Mars is comfortable in its own Sign. Here our strength and Courage (Mars) is allowed to dive deep into the emotional realm, where we learn to strengthen out emotional capacity. Scorpio is the sign where we learn to face our fears and insecurities, and transform them into strengths and confidence. It is a sign of deep psychological transformation, and in many ways marks the beginning point of the True intentions of Tantra Yoga.

Saturn is still here, forcing us to deal with fears. It’s putting pressure into the area. And Saturn itself can have a nervous disposition. But as it develops and evolves us, it also helps us to rise above and detach. It invites us to commit and create determination to succeed. With both Saturn and Mars here, it is a good time to face any fears and insecurities arising. And, of course, the current placements of the Nodes with the Sun, Moon and Jupiter along that axis is likely to invite much to work with. It may be uncomfortable to see what lurks beneath the surface of our awareness, but bringing it up into awareness and finding ways to grow and evolve IS the core process of transformation. We can’t grow if we don’t step beyond our current understanding of self and life.

The Full Moon is encouraging the balance. Our Power (Sun) is serving others. Our mind and feeling nature (Moon) is focusing on developing our own power and creative expressions. And the Nodes are bringing and interesting opportunity to peak behind our normal way of thinking and see what lurks in the subconscious around our own levels of confidence, self-esteem, and ability to serve other from a place of balanced self-power.

Explore these themes in your own life. Observe for yourself what is happening around your own self-confidence. Are you being more self critical? Are you wanting to puff out your chest to appear more confident that you really feel? Are you experiencing feelings of weakness or wanting to just give up? Are you wanting to isolate and withdraw? And how are you feeling about your own creative genius? What do you want to share with the world? How does your soul want to radiate in the world? And how can that fill you up, and at the same time serve others?

Use these energies to invite greater awareness, face your fears and take action towards your deeper desires of sharing your gifts with the world as a means of empowering yourself and others. Take action in spite of any fear that may exist. Be willing to find the courage to continue even if you are feeling less than confident.

Share with me how these themes may be showing up in your life below.

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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Success, Commitment and Finding Balance | New Moon in Capricorn | February 8th, 2016

New MoonThe New Moon in Sidereal Capricorn will reach its exact degrees mid morning on February 8th, 2016. This begins a new Lunar cycle, and the energy around it is active 2 days before and 2 days after the New Moon itself.

The New Moon is a time to “plant new seeds”, if you will. It starts a specific energetic theme in the collective consciousness. It joins together the Subconscious mind (The Moon without light) with our deeper Soul’s power (the Sun) inside a specific Sign. In this case, it’s happening in Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Saturn brings a practical nature to Capricorn, where it is easily able to set boundaries, be responsible and commit to long term projects.

Saturn also reminds us of our limitations and causes us to face our fears around them. The limitations of time as well as our own capacity for work. The fear of managing deadlines, as well as fears of taking action without certainty of the outcome. There is only so much time in a day, and so much time in a lifetime. We can never truly know whether our strategy will succeed until we try it. We cannot effort 24 hours a day and expect to maintain focused, enthusiastic and successful.

Capricorn teaches us how to create success on a larger scale. The ability to set boundaries helps to define strategies towards success, and it also allows us to set emotional boundaries so that the actions we must take to succeed remain focused and unwavering. This energy supports the creation of a new strategy or plan towards success in business, or even personal projects that you may have.

With Saturn’s support, we can literally put structures into place, both with the strategies we create as well as the final results that come into form as a result of those strategies. That final form may be a business, or a marketing campaign, or a book. But, it manifests in such a way that it impacts others. This is also a time to re-commit to things that you know will bring you long term success, especially in ways that will impact others and expand your reputation in the world.

We must also learn to work within limitations. We grow through facing our fears and limitations, and that growth leads to success. The most recent Full Moon in Cancer showed us the balance point to this Capricorn energy. It reminds us that we must learn to be flexible. That we must take time to nurture ourselves and to balance our work life with our home life or our emotional center. Yes, the Capricorn energy helps us succeed by creating emotional boundaries and committing to our project. But, we must also allow for other areas of our life to include a healthy connection to others and to allow space for feelings, emotions and health vulnerability. Our greatest success will actually come through the balanced ability to remain emotionally open and connected, while also remaining committed, determined and focused in our actions. So keep that in mind.

On January 25th, Mercury returned to direct motion from its previous retrograde position. So it has been connecting our intelligence, speak and communication with a higher sense of truth, purpose and hope due to its location in Sagittarius. In the late afternoon of February 8th, several hours after the New Moon point, Mercury will transit into Capricorn also. This brings extra intelligent to our strategies. It also brings extra curiosity, and will support using the flexibility of mind to see multiple perspectives and find new ways of looking at your path to success. It will also support your ability to communicate your ideas and your vision.

Then, on February 12th, Venus will also transition into Capricorn. This will bring extra diplomacy and support for compromise. It will also bring in the themes of shared happiness, enjoyment and beauty. It can help to refine the final form of your projects or vision.

In the early Morning of February 13th, the Sun will transit into Aquarius. This shows the natural progression of taking our reputation and blue prints for success that are developed in Capricorn, and then carrying them into Aquarius where we activate our higher ambitions and become more motivated to serve others. Aquarius brings a greater humanitarian mindset, greater humility and motivation towards service. It reminds us that through our success, we can also have an impact on the world and that our efforts can do more than just serve our own needs for status, fame and wealth. In Aquarius we connect with society, with others and through that our success can be expanded as well.

With the recent Nodal Axis Shift, Ketu is also sitting in Aquarius. As out Soul’s power (the Sun) connects with Ketu it is likely to bring out some challenges. Ketu can connect us to Past Karmic wisdom, but often shows up as a feeling of dissatisfaction. It can cause us to feel critical or make us scrutinize things very intensely. So, in terms of connecting to and serving others, be aware if this critical energy may arise within you, and don’t allow it to create an obstacle towards your success.

At the same time, this Ketu energy may also create a feeling that even your highest ambitions don’t seem to bring the satisfaction and happiness you imagined they would. This is a natural, although often uncomfortable, part of the natural evolution of the Soul. Ketu’s truest desire is to let go of the world and dissolve into the peace of Consciousness. It brings about “dissatisfaction” as a way of causing us to question our attachments. To question where our true source of peace and happiness comes from. When we are honest with ourselves, or when life forces us to look at the deeper reality, we will eventually be forced to see that the things of the world that we have imagined to be the source of our Happiness will eventually fall away. There is no permanent “thing” in the world that can always make us happy. This is something we must all face eventually.

With Sun and Ketu in Aquarius, it can bring about that awareness towards our highest ambitions as well. That even when they are manifest, they may not be as satisfying as we imagined them to be. Ketu also eclipses the Power of the Sun. It may cause us to feel disconnected to our power. And it may also bring to awareness that our true Source of Power is not based upon our Ego-based individual Will, but rather there is a deeper Power that flows through us and all things.

Despite the challenges Ketu can bring, it also brings an intense amount of Karmic energy into the areas it touches. It can open us into deeper connection with our subconscious mind, and create a purifying effect which takes away the obstacles and blocks we have towards evolving into higher states of Consciousness. In this case, it will be purifying our relationship to Power, to serving others, to ambitions, and to our ability to remain humble. And despite it’s association with being “bad”, it can actually connect us to our latent Karmic talents and support us in success by knocking out obstacles and channeling these karmic powers towards higher expressions.

So, take some time to reflect on your own blue prints of success. What are you ready to commit to or recommit to that will create a new structure of success in your life? What strategy needs to be implemented? And how does that feed into your highest ambitions and your ability to serve others through your own vision?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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