This new moon will be in the area of the sky known as Uttara Bhadrapada, at the final degrees of watery Pisces - the last sign of the zodiac. According to Vedic Astrology, the stars in the constellation of Pisces are ancient heralds to the ending and beginnings of great cycles, and their highest expression can expand our hearts and increase our capacity for compassion. Uttara Bhadrapada is also associated with the fires of the funeral pyre that burn our bodies and scorch away our impurities, but also with the water of renewal that sweeps the ashes away to rebirth.
This new moon is the Vedic New Year, and charts are cast on this day to predict political and economic trends for the upcoming year. This year we leave behind the ill-fated Vedic Year of Durmukhi, named for its immoral tendency towards cheating and dishonesty, and enter the year of Hevilambi with its high-speed and materialistic focus on economic gain. Wild fluctuations in fortune and unstable bullish markets are likely to increase in intensity this year.
On a personal level, this new moon sparks a fire that burns away outgrown relationship patterns of the past. Venus - the planet of love - is retrograde, reconnecting to true desire and reassessing life direction. Since Venus is closely positioned to this new moon and combust with the burning sun, relationships, creative projects, and agreements are up for insightful scrutiny and reorganized commitment in the weeks to come. Check out how Venus’s retro-cycle affects you here.
Within the mystical waters of this Pisces new moon, sleeps a mysterious water dragon named Ahirbudhnya. Hidden under the deepest ocean of pure love and peace, this deep-sea kundalini dragon is said to sleep coiled at the bottom of the cosmic ocean. Like the kundalini snake at the at the base of the supportive root chakra, Ahirbudhnya is said to hoard a hidden treasure of infinite wealth and abundance.
On the heels of the Spring Equinox (in the northern hemisphere), this new moon sparks a natural growth cycle for the year to come. The new moon awakens the kundalini serpent and calls in the spring rains. The kundalini water dragon’s precious hoard of hidden treasure will soon germinate and sprout into new life.
Overall, this new moon teeters on the edge of the unknown, and offers the world a powerful regenerative boost. Uttara Bhadrapada is called “the warrior star” and is well-known for its compassionate determination and its fighting spirit. It gives the power to see beyond the entanglement of this world and to sublimate frustration and despair into wisdom and understanding. Open your heart to the natural support of this new moon and step forward like a warrior into a new cycle of life.
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