Over and over again this ancient wisdom called Jyotisha impresses me. Here in this lunar mansion within the sign of Scorpio we have Anuradha. This is the gentle side of Scorpio that is aligned with depth of emotion, passion, commitment , devotion and co operation all done with love.
Let me quote Dennis Harness : ” Mitra, the God of friendship and partnership who promotes cooperation among humanity. Anuradha gives the power of worship..created balance in relationships by honoring the others as well as themselves. ..Anuradha has the ability to create and maintain friendships while remaining fixed to its’ aspirations and goals. ”
This is an important concept to fall back on as we learn over and over again from relationships that have turned to pain. We can only love another to the extent that we love ourselves. If we are deeply in love with ourselves ( an extremely difficult feat for the average adult) then we have that quality to give that to another.
We may try to shine that love onto another but find ourselves rejected because the ,’other’, does not love themselves , as much as they may mask that reality. Herein is where there can be imbalances.
Ideally we would adore our friends openly, which is why we choose them as friends.
This new moon is a time to reflect on the role that Friendship plays in our current situation.
A REASON, A SEASON, A LIFETIME
Ideally we would have a friend forever, but it just does not work that way for most of us. If we can realize and honor that fact that most friendships will ebb and flow and as we change or they change or life circumstances change, so do our friendships.
The truth is that for those who embark on a serious journey of self discovery and personal spiritual development we change and need those who are greater reflections of who we are in our new paradigm.
Lucky are you if you have a friend that can journey with you for a lifetime.
Lucky are we also if we can let go with love and gratitude and move out of a friendship that no longer feels right.
They symbol for Anuradha is the Lotus flower which signifies beauty and grace that can continue to grow despite adversity.
ROMANTIC LOVE AS FRIENDSHIP
Well. As much of my work revolves around this subject, I have distilled it down to this question,” Is he/she acting as your friend?” . There will only be a yes or no on this one. If your lover is not acting as a friend, it’s time to have a serious look at the relationship!
FRIENDSHIP WITH BUSINESS
Too often one secretly believes they are better than another, so looks for subservience. This can work as long as the paradigm does not shift.
This is a very tricky sticky situation when one is taking money from another, so let’s face it, has so many conditions attached that it usually fails as true friendship.
Partners can turn out to be the best of friends if respect reigns so matter what.
FRIENDSHIP WITH YOUR KIDS
This is the reward of being a great parent and can be the most fulfilling of all types of friendships.
Alternatively I do believe that as souls we incarnate within families to learn our biggest and hardest lessons. The ultimate lesson is learn how to love yourself and invariably it comes down to forgiveness.
We are human and by nature make mistakes so need to learn to forgive.
FRIENDSHIP WITH FAMILY MEMBERS
Karma plays out in this zone. The key is to keep growing and don’t stop loving despite the fact that the other cannot and will not understand you. Compassion is a very high virtue.
FOUR PLANETS IN ANURADHA
Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury are within 9 degrees of each other so all in this one nakshatra.
End what needs ending, reach out if that is what your heart tells you, honor a true friend who you have not seen in a while.
Are you a true friend to yourself?
MARS RETROGRADE IN TAURUS
Dancing opposite to this stellium of planets in Scorpio is a retrograde Mars in Taurus. Yikes!
All fixed signs can take stubbornness to new levels!
Don’t waste your time trying to convince or change another..it really rarely ever works!
JUPITER AND SATURN STILL EXALTED
This is shining such a lovely light on us. The guardian angels are present. Trust in that.