OM KLIM KRISHNAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Krishna
Om: the primordial vibration of infinite potential
Klim: the magnetic, cleansing, cohesive force of love
Krishnaya: Sri Krishna, the play of divinity
Namaha: the devotion of our generous being
New moon times are a potent vortex of magnetic magic to create and attract new dreams and shape the life you serve. Today, you are in the mix of the cosmic universe with infinite possibilities and interconnections. What will you bring into your field of awareness? What do you wish to manifest?
Use the steady, physical, security driven energy of Taurus to direct your reflections. Like the celebration of Earth Day, Taurus is the salt of the Earth, reminding us to witness how we are connecting to our resources and how are we valuing ourselves, body, mind, and soul. With Venus as the ruler of Taurus, we are being called to wield our strongest arrow of love to honour what is really important to us and trust our intuitive natures.
Taurus is about taking care of your vessel, temple, body, home. Focus on how you are nourishing the self and the planet. Meditation, yoga, dancing, chanting, playing in nature and journaling can help unlock the wisdom field of the senses. When they are open we can trust our experiences, and understand the honest-hearted desires asking to be filled. Get down, go wild, and invite pure, authentic curiosity into what you love.
The mantra above relates to the play of divinity, Leela, which is the essence of Krishna, when chanted it can to help successfully navigate the mystical energies of Neptune in Pisces, stirring up emotions and intuitions. Plus we have the mischievous Saturn retrograde in a tight square with Chiron resurfacing our past wounds and painful shadows that seek healing, forgiveness, and compassion.
To explore this path playfully, you need a heart full of love, a joyful mind, and a vibrant body. Only then there is Leela. To explore the most profound dimensions of life in a playful way, you must be willing to play with your awareness, with your imagination, with your memory, with your life, with your death. If you are willing to play with everything, only then there is Leela. Leela does not mean just dancing with somebody. It means you are willing to dance with life. You are willing to dance with your enemy, you are willing to dance with the one whom you love, you are willing to dance at the moment of your death. Sadhguru
Taurus can also instigate the agro parts of ourselves too, the stubbornness of our patterning and self-limiting beliefs that keep us locked in, rigid, angry, and stagnant. The story of Krishna and how he tamed the raging bull named Hastin, is a great reminder that these unruly feelings can be handle with great care and devotion.
Krishna and the Raging Bull adapted from Sadhguru.
One day, Krishna’s older brother Balarama was flexing his muscles proclaiming he was going to get so strong, as to be able to take down the town’s terrorizing bull Hastin with one punch. Krishna, being only a young teenager at the time, thought it silly and replied, “You can’t do that, besides, it’s not good to do such things. Instead I will ride Hastin and tame him.” His brother and the town boys all laughed thinking it a joke. “No one can ride Hastin! He’s too aggressive.” Krishna looked deep into the group with piercing conviction and said, “I will ride Hastin by the next full moon.” Everyone became terrified and worried by Krishna’s seriousness, but as the moon waxed on over many days they began to question him. Balarama jeers, “Ha, all this talk about riding Hastin before the full moon, well its almost here and for the last month we haven’t seen you at all, I think you’re scared, and you’re trying to escape.” Krishna again replied fearlessly, “I will ride Hastin on the full moon.”
What Balarama, and the other boys didn’t know is that throughout the month Krishna had been visiting the bull daily for hours. He went to where the violent bull was tied up to a tree. With every step Krishna took towards Hastin, he would snarl and dig his hoofs with anger. So Krishna just sat near playing his flute devotionally feeding him sweet things to eat everyday. With time and patience, slowly the bull softened and got use to Krishna allowing him to be touched. Nobody knew he’d been with the bull all this time.
When the full moon came, he told the boys I will ride Hastin. They tried to retract the bet, thinking Krishna was mad and would be killed if he did. But he convinced them to let him try to get close to the raging bull. As the group approached Hastin, he flared up with anger, Krishna told everyone to back down and began to play the flute, he then offered a sweet to eat. Close enough, he jumped up onto Hastin’s back, and together the enraged bull charged off. Krishna held tightly as Hastin ran through the town into the forest. Finally after along time, Hastin had burned off his anger and stopped to graze and relax in the fields. Astonished the town called it a miracle that the Krishna was able to tame the wild bull and began seeking the young boy’s advice for leadership and guidance.
This story depicts that if we can commit to what we want with slow and steady devotion, courage, and intuitive intelligence, anything is possible. While there may be times when you want to punch something, maybe think of better ways to channel these fiery times to benefit all of life and not just react with your anger.
For anger is just a messenger, showing us that we’ve been put in a box too small for us to thrive, when in fact we are all beautiful, abundantly magical, and divinely brilliant. This universe wants you to know how special you are, may you share the gifts of your devotion by living the life you love.
To help council and navigate these raging Taurus energies all month, bring forth Krishna’s leela wisdom as you journey through the Moon Medicine wheel, starting East at Sunrise and moving clockwise to the North. Let Your Magic Muse!