The October New Moon occurs at 11:38 MDT on Sunday, the 30th, Coinciding with Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Moon is transiting Libra and Swati nakshatra at this time. This constellation is ruled by Vayu, the wind god, who brings powerful forces of change and movement with him. He is cosmic breath, prana, supporting all the internal Vayus. He is your breath of life, the breath of the gods, the breath of Nature. The immense strength of the Rudras comes from Vayu. Hanuman is a Rudra, who proved his extreme powers when he leaped to Lanka, saving Sita and upholding dharma. This right action was an act of devotion towards Lord Rama.
This new Moon sparks an immense change process, spearheaded by Vayu himself. Deep uprooting takes place in this waxing cycle. Expect transformation and release to intensify in the coming days. The changes coming will be swift, sudden and unexpected. This process is dharmic, but uncertain, spiritual, yet may be confusing and uncomfortable. Release is occurring, which supports opening to new space, potential and possibility. Attending to the letting go process with intention is vital. How do you want to attend to the new, sacred space within you? What are you inviting in? Let it be conscious.
At the time of the new Moon, Mars is on the horizon at the very edge of Sagittarius. The doorway is open between fire and earth, as Mars prepares to shift into its sign of exaltation. The cycle to come jump starts some courageous leaps. What are you leaping towards? What are you leaping away from? Gather momentum, take action, create and co-create. Above all, clear and release stagnation and that which doesn't honor your basic needs for nourishment and support. This includes relationships, behaviors, limiting beliefs, grief and emotions, You will need to dig very, very deeply to find the pearls, but it will be well worth your efforts.
Saturn and Venus are also in exact conjunction at the time of the new Moon, as they transit through Scorpio right now. Pain, darkness and grief may rise to the surface. Be gentle with relationships and ask for extra support in the coming days. You'll need it, but may resist it simultaneously. The need for structure and flow becomes self evident. This influences your relationships greatly. Attend to dark matter that is rising to the surface right now. Your hidden grief is requesting you look closely right now. Keep it moving. This is a time of deep integration and increasing inner/outer harmony with shadow and light, as well as all polarities. Attend to the integration process diligently.
The first night of Deepavali, or Diwali, begins October 26th. This is a five day celebration of Maha Lakshmi, honoring her divine abundance. Goddess Lakshmi blesses us with wealth on all levels of life- through health, vitality and wellness, as well as monetary abundance, resources and riches. She supports the flow of love to the heart and brings harmony, balance and integration to the entire body. The most significant day of Diwali is on the new Moon day, Amavasya. Honor and celebrate Maha Lakshmi on the 30th with sweets, new clothing, chanting, and many lights! Light your lights! Traditionally we leave candles lit or lamps in your home turned on all through the night. This will beckon more light to greet you in the coming months and signals Lakshmi to visit you! Open the doors of your heart and allow the nourishment of beloved Lakshmi to wash you with her generosity and gifts.
Creative Ritual + Tapping Meditation
Use this two part process to clear, release and transform old, stagnant mental and emotional body energies into space, opening and possibility. Start with the Tapping Meditation to clear big emotions and then move into the Creative Ritual in order to deepen your creation process and manifest more love, gratitude and nourishment into your life. Share your comments, questions and experiences below!
Use this podcast as you tap through these points:
Karate chop point (side of the hand).
Crown of the head.
Eyebrow point (above the eye).
Side of the eye.
Under the eye.
Under the nose.
Chin point (crease of the chin).
Throat point (collar bone/throat chakra).
Heart point (center of chest).
Stomach point (above the navel).
Side body (nipple line at side of chest).
Tap six to ten times on each point and just keep cycling through the points. Repeat the phrases I use aloud. Notice any thoughts, stories, memories or emotions that emerge as you tap. These are important pieces to return to, do more tapping on, as a way to clear blockages. As always, if the words I use don't work for you, change them to support your process more fully.
1) Using craypas, paints or pencils, create an image of what you are moving towards in order to create more nourishment and pleasure in your life. What does nourishment within you feel like? How does it arrive? Create an image that expresses this feeling using colors, textures and shapes. Allow 10- 20 minutes at minimum for image. Title your image.
2) Use your image to inspire a movement exploration. Let your body move in response to your nourishment and pleasure image with an intention of creating more inner awareness. What sensations emerge for you during your dance? What messages? Allow 5 to 10 minutes for this movement exploration. I encourage you to extend this time frame as you recycle this process.
3) Harvesting. In your journal answer these questions:
I am, I want, I need, I sense, I feel, I imagine.
What deeply nourishes me and brings me pleasure?
What no longer nourishes me or honors my need for pleasure?
Where do I feel support in my life? Where do I need more support?
What am I opening to? What am I closing to?
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