The November new Moon arrives on the 7th at 09:02 am MT while Moon is transiting Libra and Vishaka nakshatra. This new Moon also coincides with the powerful day of light, Diwali, in the Vedic calendar.
Diwali (or Deepavali) is a very significant five day festival in the Vedic tradition. The most significant day of the Diwali festivities is on the new Moon.
This five day celebration honors light, Lakshmi, and the divine resources available to us. Lakshmi is the giver of health, vitality, nourishment and wealth. The festival of light spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Three of the most important days are dedicated to Dhanvantari, Hanuman and of course the new moon being the most important of all, which is solely dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.
Read more about Diwali and why this festival of lights is so important.
This Libra new Moon calls for integration, balance and harmony. Ruling planet of Libra, Venus, is currently retrograde in its own sign, Libra as well. Retrograde Venus is causing relationships to be re-evaluated, re-assessed and returned to. Re-looking at all things Venus is vital for more balance in relationships, finances, comforts, and overall nourishment. This is an important opportunity to tip the scales in a different direction and find a more harmonious way with opposing forces.
What needs are not being met? Where do you need to find more balance with your boundaries? Do your relationships feel imbalanced?
Read more about the extended transit of Venus in Libra.
The coming cycle instigates the need for balance, harmony and integration in new, more provocative ways. With new Moon in Vishaka nakshatra, the waxing cycle promotes gathering increased support and resources in order to invite in more balance into your life. Vishaka expresses duality, as it is ruled by two gods- Indra and Agni. Both rely on each other for support, growth, strength and purpose. Indra is the king of the gods, yet Agni is the priest. Neither can thrive without the wisdom and resources of the other. This is a reminder that duality must find its common ground, its middle way. Neither polarity exists alone, each must unify and allow for coexisting.
Both Libra and Vishaka are powerful reminders of what is required in harmonious relationship and the ease of conflict. Release the binaries and find the common ground. Activate the process of relating and connecting. Both sides must reach toward the other in order for connection, communication and co-creation. Vishaka is an important reminder that no one can survive without help, support and guidance from a team and a community.
What conflicts are surfacing right now in yourself and in your relationships? How can you find more balance with your inner conflicts? What would balance and harmony feel like in your life and relationships? Where are you noticing the imbalances in your life? Can you find a gentler, more harmonious way?
This is a powerful time of emptying, releasing and clean up- especially for health, relationships and finances. Seek to re-balance your needs and priorities. Clarify boundaries and expectations. Plug the leaks and strengthen your ability to receive the nourishment you need.
What does empowerment feel like? How do you feel this energy in your body? Use my Tapping Meditation below to support an increase in your power. Then use this awareness to create an image and identify your needs. Take this surge of energy and channel it into powerful action steps!
Once you create your image of power, share it with us in the Embodied Moon FB group!
How do you know if you are disempowered, disconnected from your inner source?
When your breath is short, body is tight and mind is running the show, you are likely disconnected from your inner wisdom and power.
This may present itself through emotional body reactions, mental stories that seem to be on repeat in your head, and physical body responses that constrict you, leaving you closed off to possibility, options, new choices.
Read More and Listen to my Tapping Meditation for Empowerment
Create an image of what it feels like to be empowered, connected and feeling your inner strength. What colors, textures and images arrive? Using craypas, paints or pencils, create an image of your power. Create an image that expresses this feeling using colors, textures and shapes. Allow 20 minutes at minimum for this nourishment image. Title your image.
Use your image to inspire a movement exploration. Let your body move in response to your image with the intention of "moving with your feelings". What feelings emerge for you during your dance? What awareness? Allow 5 to 10 minutes for this movement exploration. I encourage you to extend this time frame as you recycle this process.
Harvesting. In your journal answer these questions:
I am, I want, I need, I sense, I feel, I imagine, I express
Where do I feel support in my life? Where do I need more support?
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