“Take a step back and look inward. The new moon of December 28 & 29th, closes the curtain on 2016 – for better or worse. This new moon offers a potent dose of reflection on what we have gained and lost this last year, and plants a seed of determination for positive growth in the year to come.
In Vedic Astrology, the new moon falls in the area of the sky called Purva Ashadha, which is said to hold the undefeatable power of the human spirit. Among these stars lies an infinite wellspring of energy that flows outward from the section of the sky called the galactic center. These stars are part of the constellation of Sagittarius – the fierce archer with perfect aim – who inspires us to explore new realms and realize our dreams.
Purva Ashadha is also symbolized by an elephant tusk and is blessed by the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha, who is revered as the “Remover of Obstacles.” This new moon has a special ability to break through blockages and transform old habits.
The weeks to come carry a heavy weight for world karma. Mars and Venus have joined Neptune and Ketu – the tail of the transformational Snake of Time. This alignment could cause powerful shifts on a collective level and create confusing and possibly inflammatory situations. Try to be extra patient with those around you, and don’t hesitate to reach out to those who may need support.
This is the final new moon of the year and the weeks to come will offer a unique momentum. Make use of this potent time to dissolve the past and realign yourself with your dreams of the future.”
~Kari Field, AnandaShree Astrology
Art by Mark Coyle