* I will not be silenced, by Swati J
Late morning Friday, September 30th, Moon shifts into Hasta nakshatra, joining both Sun and Jupiter in this lunar constellation. Savitr is enlivened on multiple levels, bringing the possibility of awakening to the soul and emotional body. The new Moon is at 18:12 MDT, while Moon moves through Virgo and Hasta nakshatra. This constellation is ruled by the Moon, so the emotional body will be a primary resource in the coming waxing cycle. Your relationship with the Moon will directly impact the effects of your awakening process. Do not neglect, avoid or resist your inner waves. In fact, your enlightenment is intimately connected to your emotional body relationship. Do you lean in closer and ride the waves? Or do you push past these important inner messengers?
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As the Moon shifts into the first tithi (phase) on October 1st, the sacred ten day and night celebration of Shardiya Maha Navaratri begins. Nava means nine and ratri means night in Sanskrit. Each day and night of this powerful junction point, correlates to the epic battle between the goddess Sri Devi Mahatmyam and the demon Mahishasura. Maha Devi Mahatmyam is connected to both Durga and Shakti, powerful forms of divine feminine energy that awaken, clear, transform and heal. Sri Devi is understood to be the supreme creation power of the universe, the Tridevi, or triple goddess, as she expresses the creation, sustaining and destructive energies that perpetuate all forms of life. In the sacred text known as the Sri Devi Mahatmyam, composed between 400 and 600 CE, the many forms of the goddess are expressed.
"She is presented, through a language of praise, as the one who dwells in all creatures, as the soul, as the power to know, the power to will and the power to act. She is consciousness of all living beings, she is intelligence, she is matter, and she is all that is form or emotion." - Via Wikipedia
The Navaratri celebration is an important part of this waxing Moon cycle, impacting the change, transformation and healing process on multiple levels of life. It is at this time that we can connect to these three goddesses most easily- inside of us, and around us. Because of this, Navaratri is considered a very sacred and powerful time of year- one that influences our inner and outer experience of life for months to come. To connect with the goddesses more closely, make special offerings on your altar for them during the nine days. You can also dedicate your actions and intentions to them for greater communication.
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In the coming waxing cycle it may feel like you have a foot in two worlds, as though you're navigating your polarities with uncertainty and extremes. Are you in or are you out? Trust that an integration is taking place and use your relationships as potent resources for the process. Depth and awakening are possible through the mirror of "other" but not without digging up some very dark personal mythology from your depths. What is it that you're truly longing for? That you're afraid of? How is your fear keeping you from the nourishment that you seek? It is your pain and grief that will teach you the most. Use it to heal and transform your darkness into light. First you must be willing to witness it, then you can move it and release it.
Grieve the death and losses present in your relationships. What is working? What isn't? Honor your pain and allow it to release. Attend to the heart ache and process of inner release with tenderness, compassion and kindness towards yourself. What are you grieving? What have you lost in the past many months? Let your emotional waves be a process clearing, cleaning and purging. It's normal and vital that you do this right now.
As you clear and purge your emotional body, you are creating space for the new. What are you allowing into your life- consciously and unconsciously? Your choices impact how and what you receive very directly. Clean up your support systems and align with more nourishing stability- within your body and environment. If you're not willing to do the intense mental and emotional body clean up that it takes to create new options and possibilities for yourself, there won't be any noticeable changes taking place in this cycle. The amount of abundance coming to you is directly impacted by the space you create for it. What is clogging the channels of your mind, body, emotions and spirit?
* All timing used is Mountain Daylight Time
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