Lalita day 9: Nitya: Nitya of Eternal Prescence
Om Nityayai Namaha
Sun: 8 Cancer
Moon: 26 Libra, 118 degrees from Sun, First Quarter Moon
Inner Moon: days 8-14, follicular/proliferation
The warrior experiencing tension between self and group. Concerned with justice in the organizations and groups. Relates with vernal equinox and Ostara/Easter. In tantra yoga, this is the descending in-breath (prana-vayu) from third-eye to the soft palate, relates with midday and the element is fire. In the hero’s journey, we are taking inspired action, feeling tension and resistance in group efforts, wanting to differentiate. Feeling strong and empowered to cross initiation threshold. Blazing new trails which could become new systems for society. First quarter Moon relates with follicular and proliferation hormones, building up of estrogen, uterine walls thickening, eggs maturing. This phase of lunar cycle can be powerful and exciting. Use it for courtship, dates night, seduction, and rituals that focus on building and growing. Use foods that nurture and support. Warm and comforting foods like root vegetables and curry spices.
Moon in Scorpio:
Moon leaving relational Libra crossing over to Scorpio where we excavate and feel hidden things from our body. Scorpio Moon pulls energy out of the bones bringing it right to the surface. Facing and embracing emotional truths and body wisdom. Coming right after Libra, Scorpio deals w the intensity of intimacy and Libra relationships.
Moon making a 90°angle with Saturn today and tonight, Scorpio intensity squares up with Saturn need for structuralization. This is grounding once we get past the feeling of contraction.
Astrology info to consider:
Cancer Sun at 90° angle with Chiron peaking tomorrow. Wounds of abandonment, loss, betrayal, guilt and shame bubbling up. Feel that? Your loved ones are too. What tools do you have for integration/healing? Now is the time to use them.
Mars in Aries approaching Chiron reminds me of Achilles sensitive, romantic-self looking for his beloved in Troy. Just as he tells her what he needed to say, he’s shot in the achilles. This conjunction has a feeling of war and heart opening acceptance. We’ll see how Mars/Chiron in Aries plays out for the next 5 months.
Being aware in waking life increases awareness in dreaming life, and vice versa. Tonight before going to sleep, practice retracing your steps. Recall as many events as you can from right now backwards in as much detail as possible.
- Write the date in your dream journal.
- Write anything you’d like to learn about or experience in your dreams.
- Make sure your pencil is there and your little light is charged and ready.
Retracing your steps and doing dream journal preparation confirms your intention to recall and write your dream. For a better dream life, make this a habit.
Watch this video about dreaming.
Menstruation cycle and Moon:
What phase of your inner Moon cycle are you in? What hormones are most prominent? How does this relate with outer Moon’s follicular/proliferation phase? Remember, your cycle and Moon cycle do not need to match. Read more about the correspondences here.