The Full Moon this month is also a Lunar Eclipse. It is on Friday, November 19 at 2:57 am CST in 27° Taurus. Our physical and emotional energy is elevated at a lunar eclipse. The Moon's desire to make changes is in conflict with the Taurus urge for stability. Remember that you don't have to make your changes immediately. You can turn the impulse to change into a slow but steady (Taurus) plan of action.
Because Taurus has a lot to do with our possessions, we can honor and balance the Taurus part of us by consciously enjoying those possessions which create comfort and stability. The easiest way to do this is with everyday gratitude. When you sit in a chair, be grateful for its support and restfulness that you feel. Taking a moment of thankfulness before a meal. Thinking or saying "mmmmmm" when we eat something delicious. Absorbing the beauty of a work of art on our wall or the background of our computer. Appreciating the wisdom contained in the books on our shelves.
If you enjoy chanting, here's a mantra aligned with the principles of Taurus and its planetary ruler Venus. It's a mantra honoring Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and generosity.
Om Shrim MahaLakshmiyei Namaha
with Deva Premal
Sunday, November 21
Temple of Kriya Yoga (Online)
Noon Meditation with Marcia Sacks, Swami K. Adinadananda
"Your Divine Opportunity"
A reflection on the nature of time, including how to take advantage of every moment to pursue your spiritual (and earthly) goals.
The link for this talk will posted at noon on Sunday here:
The New Moon is on Thursday, November 4 at 4:14 p.m. CDT in 12° Scorpio, asking us to look more deeply into the mysteries of life, especially the whole greater transcendent pattern of birth, death and rebirth.
Scorpio's ruling planet is Pluto, symbolizes our motivation to transform. This combines with the "new beginning" energy of the New Moon. Take a little time to think about what ways you would like to transform your life. It might be helpful to think about the three symbols for the sign Scorpio and how they can give us clues for the type of transformation we need.
The first is (obviously) the scorpion. It's known for its venomous stinger.
Have we learned how to be insightful in conversations without doing verbal violence to others?
The second symbol is the eagle. The eagle soars high in the sky and has the focus to pick out the slightest movement of its prey on the earth.
Can we be in the now, in the moment, above the melee of daily life and still have our focus on our goal, ready to swoop toward accomplishment?
The true essence of Scorpio is the phoenix. The phoenix is a mythical fire bird that dies in flames and is reborn from its own ashes in a repeating cycle. This is a symbol of immortality of the soul. In yoga we say we are 'kalapurusha', spirit moving through time.
How do we become more aware of this essential innate divinity? Can we bring whatever wisdom we've gained in this lifetime into our future?
Tuesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
The Northern Illinois Chapter of NCGR presents:
"America in the 2020s"
with astrologer Mitchell Scott Lewis
More info here: http://www.chicagolandastrology.com/news.html
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.