What’s your passion and how do you follow it? The new moon of May 4 (3:46 pm PT) has a creative spark that can set the heart aflame. If you are ready to step into higher potential, this new moon contains a wealth of inner strength, power, and personal commitment.

In Vedic Astrology, the new moon falls in the area of the sky known as Bharani nakshatra, the star of the womb, also known as the star of restraint. Bharani symbolizes the divine feminine life force and the power of sexual energy to heal and regenerate.

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Bharani is also the star of Yama, the Hindu god of death, who is responsible for collecting and directing those souls who have died toward a new womb and their ultimate rebirth.

Take heed, this is a time that may require flexibility and rearranging of priorities. The karmic task master, Saturn, stationed retrograde on April 29, and is positioned on the tail of the transformational eclipse snake, Ketu. This alignment is excellent for letting go of the past, reclaiming your heart, and clearing away old junk from closets and hidden spaces.  Old emotional patterns and habits can be broken up now, allowing for a clean slate to be put in its place. 

Since April 10, Retrograde Jupiter has been positioned on Scorpio’s poisonous stinger. This volatile position of Jupiter challenges beliefs, religions, teachers, and political ideologies.  Pressure to break free from traditions and laws that no longer serve the greater good continues in the months to come. 

Jupiter will be in Scorpio until November 4.  Check out the Jupiter horoscopes for your sign and find out more.

May 6 is the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, when investments and commitments are said to multiply in value and strength.  This is an ideal time to set intentions, start projects, sign contracts, and make important purchases.  Akshaya Tritiya is a tithi (lunar day) that officially starts May 6 (2:47 pm PT) and ends on May 7 (1:47 pm PT).

Though it may be rough at times, Bharani new moon offers a powerful opportunity to reconnect with your inner strength, and to commit to your long-term visions and goals.  Illusions of the world can change quickly now, but the inner heart beats steadily on.

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