Faith & Hope Amidst Mental Anguish

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Lots of inner turmoil has led us to being here, today, feeling alone and perhaps unsupported. We have been swept by a wave of deep isolation. This wave of turmoil that has plagued planet Earth until now is coming to a head and a bricking point. It’s about to shift. This auspicious Full Moon in Pushya is bringing in newfound hope and faith.

Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, rises and falls. The shifting winds of change make it so that we are all in a consistent flux of transformative triggers. Saturn, who rules the Air element, is the best teacher – for our ultimate spiritual inner growth. Yes, he dishes out hard lessons, but lessons that are much needed ultimately leading us to a new higher plane than before. Without these lessons and inner turmoil, we would not grow or learn. And that is after all a main reason to have this human experience.

The human experience is one of deep transformation combined with a belief that we have a “free-will” choice in the matter. Kala – the great cycles of time are truly in control. We can either fight the natural process and suffer through the hard-knocks or ride the waves with detached surrender. I suppose that is the real “free-will” choice. The great experimentation that has been underway for eons of time in this space that we inhabit is one to admire.

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Perspectives are such that one must shift the vantage point in order to get a new view of a situation. Ultimately there are thousands of ways to view everything in our life and yet many of us get stuck in the goo of rigid perception when all that can be done is to change the lens. Knowing that and actually putting that to action is the test of time. We are hit with traumatic events that can be our defeat as we lose the test of time or win the inner battle by overcoming such hardships. In the end, what matters most is how we will rate our performance throughout the various challenges endured within the game of Life.

Do you know what is perhaps the most challenging aspect of life? I’ll give you three guesses. One. Two. Three. Time’s up!

Dealing with and balancing our mental body while being swept by overwhelming emotions is one of the reasons we have come to this planet. This planet is special in so many ways, but mostly due to the assembly of its various components that allow for the most intense experience(s). All of it happens for our ultimate evolution as we reach higher and strive for more inner standing and development.

As we stand stronger within ourselves, we achieve a greater understanding of the purpose for the dreaded hardships. This only happens if we don’t give up. If we quit the game before the time has come to a natural close, we fail the great test that we had set up for ourselves. We are the actors playing our defined roles in this game and we are the producers and directors on a higher plane of existence.

We are the children and the parents simultaneously. We choose to come play this game and act in our scenes so that we can come to realize that it was always a course to arrive at true knowledge. This knowledge can only be arrived by our Self-Realization. This Realization only comes after we clear erroneous perceptions. To clear perceptions is the greatest test. That is the ultimate performance here on Earth.

Getting stuck in personalities and the external acts within our collective drama is counterproductive and counterintuitive. To increase our divine intuition, we must be willing to shut off the external distractions. There is no judgment in the timing of our decision as we choose to focus on the Real. However, the layers of the unreal must be shed in order to arrive at the Golden Gates of our own Divine Nature. Ultimately, we will all get to that point – no matter how long; no matter what must occur to get us to the ultimate Path.

Okay! That was a mouthful! Now that we have dished some esoteric Truth, let’s go back to talk ASTROFUSION!

Pushya is about nourishment and nurturing the most delicate parts within us. Check out last year’s Pushya Full Moon information as it relates very much to this report and lunar cycle. (No need to repeat was has already been stated!) The best thing about AstroFusion and astrology as a whole is that we can look back to the similar cycles that happened as a way to gauge what’s to come. We look back and forward in the NOW. By being presently aware of where we have been and where we are headed, we come to balance within ourselves and inwardly stand stronger.

Let’s start with looking at the Sun in Shravana Nakshatra.

Are you listening to your inner inspiration? Or, are you letting the inner doubts get in the way of your growth? This is a great opportunity to shed the self sabotaging behaviors and negative self-talk. It’s time to increase true confidence and see yourself clearly while listening to your heart’s call for expression. Have you been acting in alignment to your Inner Nature (Swadharma)? Or, are you acting out of habitual and conditioned ways based on how you believe others want you to act and be? It’s time to shed the false to make room for the inner spark to shine! Have confidence. Be YOU! Individuality leads to Truth. Stand strong in your core!

If you want to know concrete information, the best thing to study in Jyotish is Jaimini. Honestly, Jaimini is where it’s at! Let’s use it to explain what we see during this Full Moon arrangement in the sky.

The Pushya Moon is Rasi (sign) aspected by Rahu/Ketu (the Nodes) as well as Jupiter and Neptune. (Note: this is a sidereal perspective, although using Tropical signs will also work similarly. It’s just a different view!) Neptune is nebulous and can definitely cloud our judgment, however, Jupiter gives it a more philosophical flare. It signals that our emotional states can be anchored if we focus on an inner philosophy and feeding our faith based on that philosophical focus. With that said, there are BIG shifts happening with belief systems of all kinds. Even the “Spiritual” communities are going through massive changes now. The depth of psychological work, especially shadow work, can help with these transitions. An overhaul of spiritual/religious/philosophical organizations throughout the world is underway. Only the best ones that are anchored in more Truth will survive this wave. This will take time as everything in Nature does.

Passions are still running high. Emotions are still quite intensified as the collective shadow comes to the surface for integration. Hunker down and keep focused on the Real that can only be found within. As the world burns through the muck, keep your eyes on your development and inner balance. That is the best course of action now. Getting involved in the mass hysteria will not lead to any good outcome!

We are headed for very fated times as the Nodes form a Kala Sarpa Yoga (Great Serpent of Time Union) by the end of January around the time that Venus stations Direct. As this Yoga forms it will intensify the desire for relationships and increase in our financial standing. During the long Venus retrograde, the things we value have been under scrutiny. Have we found what our values truly are? Are we ready to take action throughout this year to achieve our desires? Wanting and wishing for our desires to be met will not work. We must put action to achieve in getting what we value.

FOCUS ON LOVE!!! FOCUS ON TRUE VALUE!!!! This is a BIG focal point for the whole year especially since it is a “6” year (numerology). Venus is also connected to 6, which I like to call “pregnant with love” and that ties in well with this Full Moon in Pushya!

There are definitely great opportunities for rewards in this lunar cycle – as long as you keep your head on straight and nourish your inner balance! Have a great week & Lunar Cycle!

January 17, 2022 at 3:48 PM PST (6:48 PM EST)

Here are some dates to keep in mind for the remainder of this month:
January 18th, Uranus stations direct & the Nodes switch signs using Tropical Zodiac
January 28th, Kala Sarpa Yoga is formed
January 29th, Venus stations direct
Mercury will be retrograde for the remainder of the month – keep this in mind as you communicate with others…having a little more tact and patience will be helpful!

Here is a great personalized calendar recommendation! “Looking Forward To It” Yearly Calendar completely personalized & color-coded for you with important key words! Never miss a great opportunity for love or fortune again!

To see in which specific area this transit is effecting your chart, you have to study your D1 and D9. I recommend the Cosmic Insights app. (I am an affiliate, which means I receive a small commission on any membership that funnels through my link. However, if you just want to look at your chart no membership is required.)

If you’d like guidance during this moon cycle or in general, you can schedule a session with me here. I always look forward to connecting with you!

Suzan Smadi

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Great to understand the deep psychology that Saturn has on your psyche!
The best book on Saturn and the mythological stories concerning what he brings to us. Great for anyone running a Saturn MahaDasa or AntarDasa…and especially if going through a Sade Sati or Saturn return.

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