Updated: Nov 12, 2022
Our New Moon on June 28th, @ 10:52 pm (EST), will be in the Nakshatra Ardra, and in the zodiac sign of Gemini. Ruling energies are Rahu, Mercury, and Rudra, a fierce form of Shiva
Our New Moon lands in the Moon Mansion of Ardra, "The Star of Sorrow," and the zodiac sign of Gemini. The presiding Deity of Ardra is Rudra, a fierce form of Shiva and symbolized by a "teardrop," rooted in both sorrow and renewal.
With the Sun and Moon in Ardra, life may seem unsettled and falling apart at the seams. The mind and emotions will struggle with the enormity of what it faces and fight to keep it all together. Ardra is destructive energy against anything that does not belong or has reached its point of usefulness. The best use of your energy is to not go against what is happening or hold up the process of what needs to happen.
Humanity can often be blind to the idea that tears shed over a loss, are actually tears from heaven, cleansing the soul and falling upon seeds that sequentially sprout new growth.
While the Sun and Moon are not in a favorable position for our New Moon, four of the traditional Vedic planets are strong in their own houses. Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, and Mars occupying their homes make them delighted in their element. This will support the New Moon favorably for what & will need to happen. It may just not look like you had hoped.
For this New Moon, Ardra solidifies the last month's theme of duality into one. Ardra's Deity, Rudra, was born as the "half-woman Lord" known as Ardhanarishvara. – the source of all animate and inanimate (Shiva-Shakti.) All creation, sustenance, and dissolution occur from this raw, untamed primordial source for this New Moon.
Key themes of this New Moon
Destruction in preparation for renewal
Cleansing “Tears from Heaven”
If you're done with it, use this energy to be done with it!!
Letting go of your idea of what something should look like
Use anger wisely, some people may just need to be told off or a cause neeeds to be fought for.
If you are starting something new, make dam sure you have cleared the field before laying the foundation.
Favorable: Quick-acting; good memory; skilled in physical work or work involving the body; good at getting support from the government or authorities; desires to help people who are hurting; often go through catharsis or life conversion at some point wherein they drop many of their bad traits
Unfavorable: Arrogant; reckless; gets physically oriented jobs, often lower jobs of service and labor; self-serving, unscrupulous, ungrateful, stubborn, critical, impolite, untruthful or does not verify the facts before they speak; poor financial planning; weaken themselves through excessive indulgences; cause pain or agony to others
Strengths: Acts quickly, curious mind and craves knowledge; good memory; strong communication skills; truthful; compassionate toward those in pain; physical work is preferred over mental work; easily gains support from the government; overcomes bad habits.
Weakness: Arrogant, ungrateful, mischievous, reckless, anti-social, causes trouble, self-serving, stubborn, critical, impolite, untruthful, poor financial planning , lust for material attainments, excessive indulgences, creates pain or agony for others, inconsiderate; reckless, abuses power.