New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Bharani nakshatra, in Aries
Saturday April 30th, 22:30 CET
This New Moon will be in the nakshatra Bharani, called ‘the star of restraint’. Bharani also means bearing, or ‘she who bears’ is the second nakshatra of the zodiac, symbolised by the yoni, the female reproductive organ. Bharani deals with transforming the creative impulse into physical manifestations, it represents the birthing of ideas into creations. The ruling deity here is Yama, the god of death, representing the necessary cycle of life and death that makes creation possible.
The ruling planet of Bharani is Venus, within the sign of Aries ruled by Mars, that together represent the interplay between the active force and passive receptivity; creating the impulse of manifestation. Bharani is also said to harbor the divine feminine power, Shakti, or the receptive principle. A lesson of Bharani is temperance, there is a tendency toward indulgence with this nakshatra.
This New Moon In Bharani will also be closing in to Rahu (12° apart), which means that there will be a partial solar eclipse happening during the New Moon. This is starting off this eclipse season, preparing us for the coming Full Moon that will be almost in exact conjunction to Ketu (within 4°).
Eclipses bring out things from the shadow, unconscious patterns or behaviours that we need to face and heal. The nodes in this way deal with confusing aspects of our mind, things that we are not seeing clearly, and fittingly they are called ‘shadow planets’ due to this fact. The luminaries are what provides wisdom in that they are the ones providing the light, ‘enlightening us’ whereas the nodes are the ones responsible for encasing them in shadow, creating confusion.
The eclipses can also surface deeply rooted ideas or attitudes we have about things, that we may not have been aware of, and any discrepancies between our truth and how we deal with these things on a day to day basis. If our habits or actions aren’t aligned with our inner truth or values, there can be issues rising in regards to those things, providing us with the opportunity to become aware of and transform any misalignment.
On the day of the eclipse is when these energies are activated – an initiation of a process – but the changes they can bring about usually manifests over the cycle of eclipses with the next one later in the fall. It’s a process of evolution emotionally you might say.
The eclipse on the Aries/Libra axis can surface shadow behaviors in our relationships; in how we express our wants or needs; in how we express our individuality or with our self image, generally speaking. Check out the specific house placements for your sign below 👇 if you want to know what this might bring up for you individually!
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Shadow patterns or subconscious behaviors in relationships, communication with your partner might be affected now with Ketu in the seventh house of relationships, so this is not the time for unnecessary arguments. Limiting beliefs about your self image or potential can surface. With Rahu in the first house of self there could be a strong sense of self will and individuality, this is not the time for impulsivity.
Issues from the past resurfacing with Rahu in your twelfth house of dreams and the past, perhaps old betrayals or sorrow coming into new light. There could be some issues with sleep during a few day around the eclipse and a more active dream life. Stick to your health routines and meditation practice if you’ve got one.
Instances where you’ve neglected to follow your passion, or joy coming to the forefront. Could means issues with children with Ketu in the fifth house of creativity and children. Changes in friendships, could be new one emerging or old ones falling away with Rahu in the eleventh house of friendships. Perhaps not the best days to start new projects or make big changes, wait a couple of days until the Moon has moved on.
Emotional issues, or old wounds surfacing with Ketu in the fourth house of emotions. Could be things from your childhood or relating to your mother, or changes in your home. You may want some changes or new direction in your work or career, or get some new information to consider with your work with Rahu in the tenth house of career. This is not the time for any major changes around your home, wait until after this has passed.
New information coming in, changes in how you process information and express your truth with Ketu in the third house of communication. Past issues with siblings coming into light, gurus falling from grace. You may reevaluate who you trust and where you receive your information. Seeking a new direction or inspiration in your spiritual practice with Rahu in the ninth house of spirituality.
Emotional transformation, old fears or subconscious behaviors surfacing to heal with Rahu in your eighth house. Might bring out changes in your personal values or issues with practical matters, with Ketu in the second house of values and money. Focus on your emotional well-being and no drastic changes during the days surrounding the eclipse.
Shadow patterns in relationships coming to light with Rahu in the seventh house of relationships. There could also be something surfacing in regards to your self image, if you have neglected yourself or been unwillingness to compromise it can surface now with Ketu in the first house of self. Take care of your self and stay with your health routines during this time.
You may become more aware of your health and diet with Rahu in the sixth house of health. Changing or upgrading your health routines, stick with your meditation practice if you’ve got one. Your intuition may get stronger, your dream life more active. There could be old betrayals or sorrow surfacing with Ketu in the twelfth house, sleep patterns may get disturbed during this transit.
New ideas coming in with Rahu in the fifth house of inspiration, write them down and see if it’s something you want to pursue after this has passed. Issues with children surfacing. Changes in social circles, or friendships with Ketu in the eleventh house of friends. Old friends returning or relationships falling away.
Emotional unrest or issues with mother surfacing with Rahu in the forth house of emotion. You might want to make changes in your home, or even move, but if possible wait until after the eclipse has passed. There could be some changes happening or issues surfacing with your work with Ketu in the tenth house of career.
Changes in how you seek information, seeking new interests with Rahu in the third house of interests and communication. You may have a difficult time communicating clearly during this eclipse, so any important conversations can perhaps wait until after. With Ketu in the ninth house of spirituality and higher learning, you might want to change your spiritual practice or become more nit-picky with what sort of information you take in.
There could be issues surfacing around money and material security with Rahu in the second house of money. This could also mean a change in your values, or bringing past values from childhood or your family into new light. With Ketu in the eighth house of transformation there could be some old emotional wounds or fears surfacing that need to be resolved.
Some questions for reflection:
❧ Am I clear about what I need from my relationships?
❧ Am I able to compromise without losing my integrity?
❧ Do I stand in my power or am I stuck in limiting beliefs?
❧ What creations do I long to manifest into reality?
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction
New Moon blessings! ✨
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