In uncertain times, the new moon of July 28, 2022 (10:54 am PT) has a much-needed dose of celestial nourishment. According to Vedic Astrology, this new moon has potent healing energy that can help you to connect to deep sources of inner wisdom.
Positioned in the area of the sky known as Pushya Nakshatra, the “star of nourishment,” this new moon supports self-care and guides hungry seekers on the path to self-knowing. Pushya is symbolized by a milk-giving udder of a cow, and is thought to be a heavenly source of spiritual and emotional nourishment.
Know your Vedic Nakshatra? Calculate yours and get a free guide.
With the influence of Jupiter stationing retrograde in Pisces, it’s time to rethink the meaning of true prosperity and fulfillment. Jupiter Retrograde is a catalyst for spiritual growth and inner work.
There’s a heightened potential for creating positive karmic shifts on this new moon. Selfless acts of service, such as cooking for the elderly or caring for the sick, are especially powerful around this time—as is a healthy dose of self-compassion.
This new moon is also the sacred Aadi Amavasya, the most powerful new moon of the year for healing ancestral karma. Honoring and remembering those who have passed beyond can help you to receive blessings from the spirit realm now.
It’s believed that the blessings that come from the ancestors can clear very deep negative patterns – often generational – and free us to be much higher and stronger versions of ourselves. By offering a prayer of gratitude, or a flower, into a natural body of water (like an ocean, lake, or river) you can call in the healing power of this moon.
Take heed, fierce Mars continues his energizing and enflaming transit in sidereal Aries. Things may feel sped up or overheated, and surprising record-breaking speeds are being recorded, like Tobi Amusan’s world-record time in women’s 100m hurdle.
On August 1, the warrior Mars will join electrifying Uranus and chaos-inducing Rahu for a rare triple-conjunction that may signal a sudden breaking-point or shock on a collective level. Beware of recklessness and impatience in your actions. Accidents, extreme weather and wildfires continue to be more likely, so stay cool and avoid conflict until over-heated Mars leaves Aries on August 10.
How these planetary transits affect you personally depends on your birth chart. Book a Vedic Astrology reading to learn more.