The new moon is in the area of the sky called Magha, a royal star that symbolizes the heart of Leo the lion. The fire of the soul (atma) is kindled here. This nakshatra is said to be the celestial throne of the ancestor spirits (pittris), the guardian angels that protect life on this planet.
Magha new moon empowers the heart by tapping into the roots of life itself, and also into the world of spirit beyond. Magha can open portals to higher dimensions and deliver guidance from other realms.
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Also, this lunar cycle heralds Pitu Praksha, the fortnight of the ancestors (Sept 13-27) an auspicious window of time to honor loved ones who have passed away, and help heal ancestral karma that may be blocking success in life.
Take heed, anxiety, social unrest, and public scandal could increase in the weeks to come as the continuing alignment of Kala Sarpa Yoga, the serpent of time, awakens and stirs up forces of global karma.
Since the beginning of August, Mars and Venus have been burning up together in the glare of the sun (combust), and now fast moving Mercury has joined the fray. This pile up of combust planets burning in the fire sign Leo, is an omen of the Amazon wildfires, and other destructive fires and civil unrest recently burning around the world.
On a heart level, the charismatic combination of Venus and Mars in sensual Purva Phalguni, ignites passion and stokes romantic feelings, but may also trigger irritability and conflict in partnerships. Falling in and out of love can happen quickly now, so be mindful not to rush. While Mars is combust, stay hydrated, don’t overexert physically, and avoid competitive and self-critical thinking.
Mars will reach maximum combustion on Sept 2, and then begin to separate from the sun, possibly pushing stagnate situations out of limbo. Since Sept 2 is also the auspicious birthday of the elephant god, Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, long standing problems can resolve then.
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