New moon In Taurus 13.6.2018
Lunar Mansion Mrigashira.
What is new moon?
New moon is where the moon conjuncts the sun and is thus hidden from view. It is a time where the consciousness of the mind (moon) moves from a period of gradual darkness to greater illumination (full moon). In India, new moon day/night is called Amasvaya.
“ Amavasya is a day when one can become easily aware of, ‘What is me and what is not me,’ and from there on, the journey from untruth to truth begins” – Sadhguru
What is Nakshatra or Fixed Star?
‘Nakshatra’ is the hindu/indian name for lunar mansion, which is referring to a specific fixed star(s) that make up a constellation.
This new moon occurs in the 2nd half of the constellation of Taurus, in the nakshatra of Mrigashira, spanning half of Taurus and half of Gemini. Mrigashira translates as the deer’s head. The essence of this star is the quality of searching, highlighting an inner hunger and thirst for moksha, or self-realisation. The head of the deer symbolises the endless search on the material plane, for only after intense involvement and dissatisfaction can the upward path of spiritual development truly begin.
Mrigashira New Moon
All our sufferings begin and end with our desires. It was the desire of Ishvara(pure consciousness) to know itself, hence all of creation manifested. This is a star that highlights the desires that never end and are always just out of reach. Sadness, anger and all range of emotions spill out of the ouroboros of our desire nature. The key is not to eliminate, shun or judge desires. Paradoxically, it is in the direct experience of fulfilment and non-fulfillment of our desires that fosters the development and growth of self-realisation.
In the same way that the moon regulates all tidal waters on the earth, the moon’s gravity affects our waters including our blood. People who tend to be more mentally and emotionally unbalanced will often feel a greater psychological disturbance on new and full moon days, as the moons gravity is increasing the flow of blood to the brain. Whatever you are feeling on these particular days, will be intensified. This is one of the major reasons that physical yoga asanas(postures) and meditation practices are employed and practiced as they directly affect the chemistry in our bodies.
Currently, there are many volatile, transformative, supportive and unsupportive planetary energies coalescing and intensifying around and within, adding to any unsettled feelings you have be experiencing, which I will write more about in my next blog, coming out before solstice next week.
So, for today & tonight, take some moments to centre, go within and cultivate awareness, make some intentions, focus your thoughts, or become aware of how unfocussed they are. Nothing is inherently good or bad. Bring awareness to your desires, are they taking you forward, are you going where you want to go? Or are your desires leading you astray, causing heartache, disappointments and unhappiness? Be gentle with yourselves, listen to your inner voice, give yourself time, plant seeds, take note of what inspires you & brings you joy, as you are much greater than the limited personality and identities that surround you.
Om Namah Sivaya
Have a beautiful day x