Happy New Moon!

Art by Judy Dillon

“The new moon of Nov 18, 2017 is calling for a higher sense of purpose. This lunar cycle stokes a new fire of clarity and reawakens forgotten dreams and intentions.

 In Vedic astrology, this new moon falls in the area of the sky known as Vishaka nakshatra.  Called the “Star of Purpose,”  Vishaka is said to have a special drive to,“achieve many goals in life.”  The symbol of this lunar mansion is a triumphal archway – a doorway for victorious warriors.

Indra, the Vedic chief of the demigods, and Agni, the fire god of spiritual truth, both rule over this new moon.  Together they burn away inhibition and self-doubt by stoking the fire of courage and conviction.

On a greater level, the influence of Kala Sarpa Yoga(Serpent of Time) continues to put pressure on world consciousness. Kala Sarpa Yoga is said to awaken Nagadragons, the primal life force and ancient wisdom that resides deep within us, and within the earth itself. This destabilizing influence can cause shocking events, scandals, earthquakes, and personal shake-ups as well. This is an excellent time to embrace change and transform personal habits and beliefs.

Take heed, the new moon is said to be in its debilitation in transformative Scorpio.  Feelings could be intense so try to be extra patient with yourself and others. With a strong influence of penetrating Mars and thoughtful Mercury(parivartana yoga), this new moon is a radical time to do inventory on your life.  What are you passionate about? Have you been distracted by people or activities that are not in alignment with your true interests?

The Vishaka new moon is an opportunity to hear your true calling and aim for higher goals in life, both materially and spiritually. Connect now to your innate strength. There is infinite power within all of us.”

by Kari Field, Anandashree Astrology
Art by Julie Dillon

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