The week starts on a New Moon. From that moment on, the Moon is waxing – growing larger and larger each day, and staying up later and later each night. Notice how your energy and your emotional reserves grow as the Moon grows. This is a week when you can choose more physically demanding yoga kriyas to help energize and strengthen you as you focus on goals that you set for yourself at the time of the New Moon on Monday.

Use Monday’s New Moon energy in Gemini to let go, transform and manifest. This is the time to make a wish and put it out into the cosmos. What would you like to accomplish? What habits do you want to break? This is the day to consciously look inward and ask yourself what you want. What behaviors are no longer serving you? Who in your life do you want to connect with, or maybe gently let go of? Be conscious of your time and how you want to spend it. What is important to you? What kind of routine do you need to settle into on a daily basis in order to manifest the long term goals that are important to you? This month’s New Moon in Gemini asks you to look specifically on your relationships with siblings, friends and neighbors. Consider the people you see on a daily basis and evaluate your relationships with them. How can you be more friendly? What are you trying to accomplish? Make it a point to meet people with a smile instead of a frown.

People are extra sensitive on Tuesday, including yourself. Go easy on others, and yes – go easy on yourself! Add more self-care to your routine today. Nourish yourself with a delicious meal and carve out some time for a fragrant bath of rose petals or essential oils. Treat yourself to new music. Consider Aykanna’s latest album, “Walking Sky, Dreaming Earth”. This soulful masterpiece contains both songs in English and devotional mantras, with tracks like “Divine Woman” and “Ang Sang Wahe Guru.” As always, the combined effort of this powerful duo of husband and wife musicians never fails to disappoint!

Connect with the water element on Wednesday – and connect with your mother! The Cancer Moon asks us to get cozy, stay at home and indulge our nesting instincts. Nurture is the name of the game. Nurture and let yourself be nurtured. Do something special for your mother. At the very least, give her a call.

The Moon goes void-of-course at 10:10am EST (7:10am PST) on Thursday morning, suggesting that for the next 5 hours, we find ourselves in a fog. Don’t be surprised if you feel as if you have lost your sense of purpose or general direction. This is to be expected. Don’t sweat it. It’s only temporary. Stick to routine tasks and cancel any big strategy meetings or planning sessions that were set for this time.

There may be extra drama playing out on Friday, for better or for worse. People are turning small things into great Shakespearean tragedies. Don’t buy into it. Soothe the ego that seems to be inflated, be a good listener, and have glasses of cool water on hand.

Have fun on Saturday. Spend time with kids and bring out the child within. Wear something bright and colorful, and have a good time. It is a day to express yourself creatively and go big. During the evening hours, get grounded and be realistic. Don’t be too hard on others and don’t’ worry if not everything turns out as perfect as you might want it to.

Sunday is a day to get organized and take care of the details. Make a list of things you want to tackle for the week ahead. Also take note that the Moon is at half-mast. She is halfway between New and Full. This means that she is at a 90 degree angle to the Sun, suggesting a rather challenging aspect. The male and female polarities are at odds with each other today. Don’t be surprised if there is passive-aggressive behavior going on beneath the surface. People will be rubbing each other the wrong way, maybe even unintentionally. 

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