This is the new moon of the Autumn equinox (Sept 22) and the beginning of Navaratri, the 9-night festival of the goddess. It is believed that Goddess Durga descends to Earth on this day. Read more here about the upcoming celebration of the demon-slaying goddess in her nine forms.
According to Vedic astrology the new moon falls in the area of the sky known as Uttara Phalguni. Symbolized by the marriage bed, it is celebrated as the nuptial star of Shiva and Shakti. Uttara Phalguni is ruled by a benevolent deity named Aryama, translated as “dear friend.” There is a considerate and caring energy within this new moon that strengthens connections to friends, family, and partners.
On top of it all, Jupiter, the planet of grace and optimism, entered into the sign of balance, Libra, on Sept 12, 2017. This is a once in 13-year occurrence that will enhance Libra’s diplomatic influence and expand consciousness within relationships and communities. Read more about how this important Jupiter transit will affect you here.
Be mindful, Mercury continues his feisty conjunction with Mars and Venus, possibly forcing unspoken issues to rise to the surface. This new moon could heat up conversations and expose cracks in marriages, legal contracts, or any sort of binding agreements around this time. This is a good time to ask ourselves if we are giving too much of our time and energy to people and things that fail to meet our expectations.
Uttara Phalguni moon opens the mind to higher and better forms of attachment in our relationships and helps us to see how we are all interconnected. Called the “star of patronage,” it energizes all sorts of charitable actions and service to others.
Donations to charity and relief efforts are very potent now, particularly in the wake of the August solar eclipse, as disasters like Hurricane Irma and the Mexican earthquake continue their impact. Even seemingly small and insignificant contributions can make a big difference in somebody’s life at this time.
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