Ardra Nakshatra

 

 

Hey Lovelies!

 

As per some of your comments, here is a post on the upcoming Solar eclipse which is happening on the 2nd/3rd of July, 2019. I know there is a lot of hype and fear energy circulating about eclipses in social media. But let me start by telling you this. The energy of the eclipse is magnified and more strongly felt when it is taking place in your region. From what I have read, this eclipse will mainly be seen from some regions in South America. My friends in South America, check your local timings and make sure you try to stay indoors during the duration of this eclipse. So while this eclipse energy will impact us all, it’s effects will be stronger in the areas from where it will be seen.

 

In this post, I have used Tarot/Oracle cards to find out what energy is coming into play for us as a collective. This is the second eclipse out of the three eclipses this year. As per the Hindu astrological system, this eclipse is taking place in the Ardra nakshatra (lunar mansion) who’s presiding deity is Rudra (a fierce form of the Hindu Lord Shiva). Lord Shiva himself is considered a destroyer. He destroys illusions (Maya) and what is no longer relevant in our lives so that we can create and make way for something new. Having a spiritual practice grounds your energy during this time so let me share a few suggestions with you that you can try during this eclipse.

 

If you are into Hindu mantras, chanting or listening to Sri Rudram is highly beneficial on this day. Also, if you love working with the Hindu Elephant-headed deity, Ganesha, who is known as the remover of all obstacles, listening to, chanting or meditating on The Ganesh Atharvashirsha (a Sanskrit prose honoring this deity) during an eclipse is considered very fruitful. I have started chanting this text every day and there is a verse in there which says that if chanted during the solar eclipse, this text removes many obstacles and hurdles from an individual’s life. Even if you can’t chant it, with a sincere heart, just listen to this prose from youtube at least once.

 

Of course, not all of you are familiar or would even be comfortable working with Hindu deities and I don’t want to make this post about promoting Hinduism. Just know that eclipses are the perfect time to turn your attention inward and meditate or chant. This helps you stay calm, balanced and focused and prevents one from making irrational and impulsive decisions which are not favorable during this time.

 

Donating to a cause is also encouraged during this time. Many of you may have received your monthly salary by now. Even if you live from paycheck to paycheck, take a small amount from your hard earned income and use it for humanity’s good. Consider doing this especially on the 2nd and 3rd.

 

Fasting during an eclipse is also beneficial. It is a way of detoxing and purifying your body. But I am not going to encourage all of you to fast because some of you may have medical reasons which need to be kept in mind. In case you cannot fast all day, try to keep your diet light and meat-free. Avoid alcohol and any mind-altering substances during this time.

 

Let us now get to the exciting part – Our Tarot Reading. I am using a small spread to understand the energy of this eclipse. You can try this spread yourself, too.

 

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a) What is coming to an end for us? 6 of swords
b) What new beginning is coming into our lives? The Chariot
c) How can we prepare for this new beginning? 7 of swords
Oracle card guidance: Visions of life beyond death.

 

I think we can all identify with the energy of the 6 of swords right now which shows how we have been sailing through those testing waters these past few days. There has been a disappointment, loss, bad news, and change as a theme for us all. We may have been forced to accept an unpleasant ending or lesson which surely gave us plenty of headaches, too. With the 6 of swords card, I also sense that some of you had to quite literally move from somewhere (a job, a place, a relationship, etc.) Something, perhaps, didn’t go as expected and now, you have no choice but to say good-bye to this chapter, take your learnings as lessons and prepare for a new start. I read an interesting description of the 6 of swords card today from the author Ellen Dugan, creator of the Witches Tarot who says, ‘even though you carry your troubles and concerns with you, you do not have to be weighed down by them’. I love those words!

 

So what is coming into our lives now with this eclipse? The Chariot card isn’t a bad one. You have new ground to cover and a fresh start to make. You have new mountains to scale, adventures to experience and places to see. But all of that will come once you have prepared to close the last chapter and through the power of your will, are determined to move ahead.

 

 

 

This eclipse is taking place in the sign of Gemini which is an air sign ruled by Mercury. This is a time to mentally grow strong, plan your next move, and take charge of your life. There is no time to waste and mull over what happened but to focus on your new goals and move towards them. This card also speaks about balance, in this case, mental balance. If you are distracted and unfocused, you may end going nowhere.

 

These past few days, in my daily posts, we have been receiving the nudge to trust our inner wisdom. Our Oracle card (Visions of life beyond death) is telling us that we are now wise enough to determine what we want and where we should go. We have received too many signs and red signals that are urging us to trust our wisdom. Yet, so many of us continue staying put in negative situations even when we know that something isn’t right for us. The signs are all around you, pretties! When you honor them by listening to and acting upon them, you will be guided further.

 

 

 

And now we have the 7 of swords as our advice card. Look at that sneaky fella trying to escape with all those swords! An important, life-changing truth will be or has already presented itself in your life. You are clearly able to see through someone’s dishonesty now. You are able to truly see who adds value to your life and who diminishes your energy, resources, and time. You may have already or will soon see who you can truly rely on. Trust your instincts when it comes to certain people and situations. Don’t wait for another big mistake to open your eyes and move away from toxic situations. A message on this theme showed up as our Daily Tarot card of the day, as well.

 

 

 

I also want to share an important message which ties in with the 7 of swords and our oracle card, written by Alana Fairchild, author of the Sacred Rebels Oracle deck. ‘You are watched over by life and held in protection. Whatever has been bothering you will not be able to harm you. You will prevail. If you are concerned that someone is getting away with something or blocking your path and it seems there is nothing you can do about it, don’t worry. The All-Seeing Eye of life perceives everything, without exception. It is the Universal mother with eyes not only in the back of her head but in every living cell of life itself. She misses nothing! And the truth of her vision will always be met with justice, mercy, and wisdom.’

 

Gain a fresh perspective on life as you move through this eclipse phase, beautiful soul. There is nothing to fear with this eclipse. Treat this as a transitory phase where you are moving from one chapter to another. Don’t get stuck ruminating over the disappointments you have encountered in the past but have the courage to move forward and make a fresh start. This time with more determination and focus.

 

I hope this post brings you inspiration, insight, and encouragement to lead your best life.

 

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