An interesting week is coming up!!! The moon will be full in its lunar mansion of exaltation, Krittika, just before 1 AM Pacific time on Friday, November 19 (Thursday night).
Krittika is located in the sign of Taurus and is represented by a Kartika, a crescent-shaped ritual knife that is used by Dakinis, who are feminine wisdom beings.
The deity who rules this lunar mansion is Agni, the fire deity. The shakti or divine feminine power of Krittika is the power of purification and burning.
In addition, there will be a lunar eclipse -- the longest lunar eclipse in 600 years! Lunar eclipses are excellent times for meditation and spiritual practice, and bad times for worldly activities. It is good to fast and remain in meditation and prayer during eclipses.
The eclipse in this lunar mansion makes it a perfect time for cutting through old habits and unhelpful psychological and emotional patterns. The eclipse will be especially significant for you if any planets in your natal chart are near 3 degrees Taurus in the Vedic system, as this is where the moon will be.
Then, the following day, November 20, Jupiter finally leaves Capricorn for the last time for a while, and enters Aquarius. Since this challenging transit of Jupiter was responsible for so much of the disease and turmoil we have experienced in the last few years, we may be on our way out of some of our collective troubles, but ultimately nothing is written in stone.
What happens next is very much based on our collective thoughts and actions. Astrology gives possibilities, but how we respond is up to us. May we all do our best to bring about healing on every level for our afflicted world!
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.