Vasant Navaratri, or spring Navaratri, begins with the new Moon this year, on Thursday April 7th at 04:24 am PDT. Sun and Moon are in Pisces and Revati nakshatra, the final star of the zodiac, signifying endings and beginnings. This is the mark of the Vedic Lunar New Year and the beginning of the sacred nine day celebration of Navaratri as well. Durga is enlivened at this time! The battle between good over evil intensifies in the coming days as Durga battles the demon Mahishasura. This battle takes place within every human being.
The conflict between light and dark forces, polarities, is expressed through this sacred and timeless battle. It also mirrors the conflicts stirred between the masculine and feminine energies within. This battle is a wake up call, a clearing of old, stagnant beliefs, patterns and behaviors. Pay close attention during this sacred nine day celebration as inner and outer conflicts intensify. What does this conflict share with you about your polarities? What mirrors are being held up in order for you to make lasting change and transformation?
Nava means nine in Sanskrit while Ratri means nights. This is a nine day celebration that is divided into three parts. The first three days are dedicated to the goddess Durga. Her warrior spirit cleanses, shifts, uproots, changes and transforms. Think of her as tilling the soil, prior to planting seeds. The next three days of celebration are dedicated to Lakshmi. Her abundance, nurturing, and wealth offer nourishment and support to us on all levels of life. Health is the ultimate wealth and Lakshmi brings this support as well. Finally, we have three days dedicated to goddess Saraswati. She gives us knowledge, understanding, wisdom, creativity and artistry. She is the rasayana (or healing balm) if you will to close this sacred nine day celebration. Together, these three goddesses bring wholeness, renewal, and the life giving offerings of Shakti. This creative life-force energy is truly what inspires life, living and abundance. She is your Creative Intelligence.
At this time 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 to them during the nine days. You can also dedicate your actions and intentions to them for greater communication. Use this time for self development practices and sacred pause. Slow down and notice what is stirring within you and around you.
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New Moon in Revati shares the support of Pushan with those who accept and receive his soft and gentle guidance. Pushan translates as "the nourisher" and through his resources, will help you flourish, prosper and grow. He requests gentle, subtle and thoughtful steps and honors inner sensitivity. As both Sun and Moon transit Revati, a sense of endings- for both masculine and feminine energy- is stirred. The soli/lunar energies within are seeking closure and completion. As doors close, trust the opening of new doors to follow. What are you saying yes to? What are you saying no to? Be conscious of your actions and choices. These karmas determine the fruits you will receive in the new cycle.
If you've been following along with me in the past days and weeks, I've been sharing resources to support the alignment and integration of inner polarities. Through deepening the wisdom of the Divine Feminine, you can heal and transform the inner battles between opposing energies and find more harmony within. Use my tapping meditation for deepening your relationship with the Divine Feminine.
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Not only does the April new Moon coincides with the start of Navaratri, but the Vedic Lunar New Year as well. As Sun and Moon move through the final nakshatra of the zodiac, this sparks release and letting go, while ushering in openings and beginnings simultaneously. This will effect emotional body release, allowing creativity and fluidity to increase in life supporting ways if the channels can be cleared effectively. Use this sacred time to diligently clear, purge and release through the mental and emotional bodies. Patterns, behaviors and choices that no longer serve you must be let go of in order to create space for the new.
The cycle ahead promotes integration of opposing forces, inner conflicts and polarities. Duality is the absence of harmony, integration and union. Where are these polarities effecting your strength, courage and power? Notice how the inner conflicts are are keeping you stuck, frozen, overwhelmed and using your vital life force energy in ways that keep you in struggle, lack and fear. Identify these inner battles and use resources and support to help you integrate and align your opposing forces.
Understand that these inner conflicts will manifest externally as a way to intensify the mirror within. Any challenges with relationships, or the "other", are just a reminder to look more deeply within. Where are these outer difficulties a resource to identify your inner struggles? Polarities, including masculine and feminine dynamics, will be at strong odds in the cycle ahead. It's vital to address these places within head on.
Use my New Moon Navaratri class below for extra support and guidance with this process.
Step into your warrior spirit, your wild divine feminine wisdom, and allow her power to move through you. She is the receptive and can help you hear what you need to do- or not do- in order to find inner harmony. Where are these inner conflicts keeping you from receiving more nourishment, support, guidance and wisdom? Give your self space to pause and listen. To receive the abundance that surrounds you. Move too quickly, force or rush to achieve and gain or experience an outcome, and this will disconnect you from your potency and inner knowing, from Her divine wisdom and support. Go slow and allow the sacred to move through you and transform you.
As you attend to and unravel your inner feminine intelligence in the coming days, you are preparing for harmonizing and aligning with your masculine energies in a more balanced way. Attend to Her needs and Her wisdom first, then the structuring support of the masculine can attend to Her in a more integrated and harmonious way. The Vedic New Year officially begins on the 13th of April, as the Navaratri celebration comes to a close. Sun moving to the first sign of the zodiac, its sign of exaltation, Aries, marks the beginning of the solar renewal within. Immense power and potency is available at this time. Take the necessary steps for maximizing this strength. What does She need from you? How can you listen to Her needs and her wisdom more carefully?
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April New Moon + Navaratri Free Class
In the April New Moon Class below, I share a special tapping meditation and Creative Ritual to help you integrate and align polarities,
inner conflicts and challenges.
- Release and transform through the emotional body.
- Create space for the new cycle.
- Use ritual to find closure and opening.
- Increase creativity, resiliency and thriving.
- Identify, release and transform inner conflicts.
Deepen your relationship with the Divine Feminine.
Prepare for Navaratri and the Vedic New Year.
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