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The new moon of Sept 28 ignites a lunar cycle that will expand the nourishing power of the goddess.  The 9 waxing moon nights to follow are celebrated as Navaratri, when the empowered influence of Goddess Durga descends upon the Earth.   
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 about the upcoming celebration of the demon-slaying goddess.

The sun, along with goddess Venus, warrior Mars, and a very mindful Mercury are all joined with this new moon in sidereal Virgo.  Virgo is the constellation of the earth goddess herself, who holds the seed of life in her hand.  She is the wisdom of nature, the caretaker of ancient knowledge, and the goddess of self-understanding, and healing. 

With the power of the divine feminine rising on this new moon (11:26 am PT), this is an ideal time to focus within on the feminine receptivity, as well as the generosity of mother earth itself.  Where has your feminine side been wounded, disrespected, or ignored?  Have you been disregarding your feelings, pushing yourself too hard, or judging yourself with someone else’s standard?

The new moon falls in the part of Virgo called Hasta nakshatra, the star of magic and manifestation.  Hasta is symbolized by the human hand’s dexterity to communicate, express ideas, and create positive change in the world. Writing, artwork, and all sorts of healing modalities done by hand, like acupuncture, massage, and reiki are supported by this new moon.

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The weeks to come will bring a rebirth for the goddess of love. Venus becomes visible at sunset as the heart-centered evening star, and will get progressively brighter each night through November.  Like the Hindu goddess Laksmi, Venus gives financial abundance, connectivity, and enhances artistic expression.

Stay open to connection. Mercury will leave Virgo the day after the new moon and create a formation called parivartana yoga with romantic Venus that can strengthen your ability to communicate emotions and heal relationships.

The goddess will grow even stronger after Oct 3, when Venus moves into Libra, the sign that she rules.  This is a unique window for healing and creative expression, especially for Libras and those who are in a dasha cycle of Venus. To learn more book a Vedic Astrology Reading.

A formation called Kala Sarpa Yoga – the serpent of Time – continues through November, with shocking political and natural events that can shift public awareness and accelerate the pace of change. Kala Sarpa Yoga is said to awaken the Naga dragons, the primal life force and ancient wisdom that resides deep within us, and within the earth itself.

With the healing power of the goddess emerging on this new moon, this is the time to connect to your inner goddess and also the mother earth itself. How can you protect and empower the parts of yourself that you may have given up in the past?

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