New Moon in Mṛgaśirā and Saturn Retrograde Encourage Surrender
The dark moon on June 17th (20:40 pst) aligns both the sun and moon in the Vedic lunar mansion of Mṛgaśirā मृगशिरा (sidereal Gemini), the Searching Star.
The new moon in Mṛgaśirā, also known as the Searching Star, is a powerful Vedic lunar mansion associated with the sign of Gemini in the sidereal zodiac. It is governed by Chandra, the Moon, and its primary qualities reflect the inconstancy, changeability, and tenderness that Chandra embodies.
The main presiding deity of Mṛgaśirā is Parvati, the wife of Shiva and a representative of universal goddess energy. Parvati symbolizes the soul’s quest for true knowledge, the spiritual aspirant’s search for enlightenment, or an individual’s pursuit of new mental, emotional, or physical experiences.
At the core of Mṛgaśirā lies an inherent curiosity that drives one to explore new areas of experience. This seeking nature can lead to contentment, fulfillment, and enlightenment, but only when aligned with one’s life purpose. It is crucial to understand that temporary satisfaction derived from the pursuit of novelty often gives way to sorrow and disillusionment if it deviates from one’s true path.
The power of Mṛgaśirā lies in its potential to bring fulfillment when harnessed in harmony with one’s life calling. By embracing the energy of this lunar mansion and aligning our quests with our higher purpose, we can unlock the transformative potential and find lasting fulfillment on our journey of self-discovery.
Inner Quest: Surrendering to the Process
Your soul prompts an inner quest, an urge to track something higher — a belief system you can stand on and a deeper sense of belonging. We’re being asked to question our devotion and reappraise our circumstances. Some aspects of your life are being dismantled, while others are being revealed. Surrender to the process. The unease you may currently be experiencing is often an initiation, preparing you for what comes next.
In the face of what may feel like crumbling stability and the emergence of something new, we strive to protect and preserve the integrity of this fresh beginning or relationship. Despite increased pressure and a sense of limited resources, it is essential to detach ourselves and take a step back. By doing so, we can gain a clearer perspective and discover that the answers we seek may be closer than we realize.
Rather than grasping or diligently searching for answers, if we allow ourselves emotional distance — even if it seems impossible — this will allow the answers to unfold organically. Reconnecting with someone from the past or reconsidering previously dismissed options can offer unexpected resolutions. When we let go of immense attachment and open our eyes, we may find the answers we’ve been seeking right in front of us.
Saturn Retrograde in Śatabhiṣā: Accelerating Consciousness and Growth
Shani, son of Surya Dev, is often depicted as a dark figure seated on a crow — the planet of restriction and duty, embodiment of justice, and giver of longevity, known as the keeper of time. From June 17th to November 4th, Saturn begins its annual retrograde motion.
As Saturn stations retrograde in Śatabhiṣā (sidereal Aquarius), our attention becomes preoccupied with reviewing our values, life direction, and leaning into our personal truths. Saturn’s retrograde period offers an opportunity to reevaluate our sense of responsibility and examine unconscious patterns that may have been left on repeat. It presents a miraculous chance to accelerate our consciousness and elevate our growth. Clinging to old ways, no matter how comfortable they may feel in the moment, will eventually lead us to be swept away by the strong current.
During Saturn retrograde, we are encouraged to reassess our long-term goals connected to the house where Aquarius falls in our birth chart. Aligned with Aquarius ruling the natural 11th house, it prompts us to refine our social networks and connections.
Embrace those who light you up, foster genuine connections, and share share like-mindedness. Surround yourself with individuals who encourage, welcome, and support your authentic self and personal growth. Simultaneously, this period may unveil the necessity of releasing toxic connections that no longer serve your well-being.
On October 14th, Shani returns to the Vedic lunar mansion of Dhaniṣṭha, where he has been casting his gaze on and off for the past year and a half, initiating a do-over in some area of our life.
Seek Personal Guidance: Vedic Astrology Consultation for Individual Insights
If you seek personalized guidance on how the cosmic energies of the New Moon in Mṛgaśirā and Saturn’s retrograde journey specifically impact you, consider a Vedic Astrology private consultation which you can book directly at: Vedic Astrology Consultations. Embrace the opportunity to gain deeper understanding and navigate your path with clarity and purpose.
As you embark on this journey of self-discovery and growth, may the cosmic dance of the Searching Star and Saturn’s retrograde motion bring you clarity, wisdom, and transformation. Embrace the process, trust in your inner compass, and allow the unfolding of your soul’s quest. May you navigate the uncharted territories of your spiritual health, forever seeking, forever growing, and forever singing a song that has never been sung before.
“I believe in all that has never yet been spoken. May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. Then in these swelling and ebbing currents, these deepening tides moving out, returning, I will sing you as no one ever has, streaming through widening channels into the open sea.” – Rilke