October 19, 2017
“Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven”-Eric Clapton
My Dedication to all those who lost their lives in the Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires, Tornadoes, and Shootings…heaven had vacancies for you..-Maharani Rutan
We have cried, been sad, confused, displaced, and angry. Some have grieved over their loved ones while others lost their homes and things that have made memories in their lives. Still others thought certain things were secured only to find out they weren’t. Scandals, lies, affairs, and threats have rippled the headlines. Yet the people remain united while people in authority appear to do what they can to tear everything apart. However, I never thought nor claimed it would ever be a easy 2017 (read more here).
But this should not come as a surprise; it was loud and clear, as well as predetermined, “There also could be ongoing issues of leadership in America i.e. wrongdoings or secrets becoming uncovered.” (Read more about it here). The issues of hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and faulty reconstructions are going to take time to rebuild from. “The supreme leadership abilities with the highest bliss on a collective, and social service to the world would be considered part of the Leo/Aquarius Axis.” (Read more about it here).
As “We as People” sit back and watch our leadership, be it political, entertainment, financial or even retail, it seems that during the Full moon in Aries there was something that touched us. “Aries is the power which is also known as a realization of something.” (Read more here). Was it that this is not the leader we voted for? Was it that we expect more from the entertainment industry then we are observing or was it hidden all along? Was it that people in power have so much control that the financial security of millions is less important than their own greed? Or “Do they want to rule the world?”
All the answers will come in due time. However, the thrust, tug, query, probing, and trials through the lunar cycles reflect our transformation alone. How we handle the changes is our singular domain. Each and every one of us made it to the other side; though we cannot forget yesterday, and we cannot really start over. We can, however, begin the healing.
This new moon comes just in time to begin the healing; taking us past the mourning and helping us to start new. Perhaps it’s not the best time but what better time than Diwali and New Year?
The day before the most auspicious time for Hindus, the sky will be void with its first and final new moon in Libra for 2017. On October 19, 2017 at approximately 3:12pm EST & 12:12pm PST the moon will be voided with the New moon in Libra at 26 degrees in Libra (depending upon the orb).
As many of you are aware, I really believe that we must learn from the past; a past that often repeats itself. This entire year has been based upon the reverence of 2009. I first mentioned it in February during Penumbral Eclipse and Solar eclipse. Then again in August during the Penumbral Eclipse & Total Solar Eclipse. Additionally, every moon including this one has been 1 or two degrees off the moons represented in 2009. When those degrees were not relevant to 2009 they referenced 2006.
This new moon has not been this close to degree in the 21st century since 2009 when it was at 25 degrees. It seems that all that was done by the Obama administration to bring a little security and freedom to the U.S citizens, such has Health Care, and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, are going to be re-written. The issues of North Korea in 2009 are being rehashed today. NASA said there was water on the Moon, and in 2017 NASA stated we can live on Mars. Tiger Woods was in a car accident in 2009, and in 2017 he was arrested for DUI. Though many incidents are not exactly the same the players and subject is, and it is a matter of recreating situations and seeing how humanity reacts.
The New Moon is always around individual developments. The new moon affords the drive to set aims concerning us. One of the major tasks for people is to distinguish relationships. This new moon will entirely emphasize it.
A new moon in Libra has an idealistic association as well as a social one. There is a grander need to recoil opinions between people that we care for. The new moon in Libra allows us to be relaxed and amiable. It also craves dedication and joint regards; both of which are desired so we see the best in the people around us. There is a robust submission that during the Libra moon some sort of an inspiration may come forth to bring constancy where there may have been worries.
Libra moon moves us to find harmony within ourselves so that we can act as a team, facilitate, and repair the needed stability with families and friends. It is also a time to bring flowers into the home and beautify it, purify it, and spruce it up to welcome friends. It may even force people to study art, write, change fashions and indulge in things we cannot afford.
Added to this symphonic moon, Libra moon also guarantees fairness and allows us to bring new people into our lives. If it is to bring someone new or to filter out struggles, this is done to bring congruence and reconciliation. The scales of Libra are very rare; it is the only sign that does not have a living thing attached to it. This means that it we are prone to be unbiased, where the head may rule over the heart. It is a motivation to explore one’s own beliefs before a choice is rendered. This is the time to give good intentions towards any conflict.
The Libra moon permits dialogues with a chance to give consideration and to be heard which allows great clearness. Furthermore, giving the courage needed to get rid of conducts and expectations that have wounded our soul and heart. The awareness that comes with this new moon gives the accessible energy to take our time. Relationships will take a new aspect and bring forth limitless focus powered with life of motivation, authenticity, assessment, and understanding.
But it’s not just a new moon in Libra; it’s a special moon, a spiritual moon, and a beginning. Normally, Diwali better known to many as “festival of lights”, usually comes later in October or the beginning of November. However, because of the lunar calendar this year it happened to be a little earlier in October.
Each culture and religion in India has a different mythology of Diwali but the basic meaning is the same. In my culture (Hindu, Brahman, Gujarati) it is known as Deepavali, this celebration consists of 5 days of worship, celebration, and the practice of culture.
The first two days of Diwali begin with Dhanteras; for these two days, most Gujarati people do a full fast (drinking or eating only nuts and fruits all day) and exchange small gifts as it is New Year – this begins on October 16. On the 2nd official day Cattle/Cows are worshiped, homes are thoroughly cleaned, debts are paid, and bank ledgers are made whole to prepare for Lab Pancham which will be observed after Diwali. The third day is the Official Dhanteras which is in honor of Goddess Luxmi (western spelling) Lakshmi. Most households purchase jewelry or gold on this day (there is an old saying that Lakshmi is happy if you make purchases of gold and jewelry this day).
The fourth day is the worship of Goddess Kali, or better known as Shakti. She has been known as a destroyer of evil and a protector from evil spirits and negative energy. It has also been known that she represents those born (October 23-27). These are people who have property of Justice as well as property of Scorpio. On the 5th Day, which is Oct 19, is Diwali where Lakshmi Puja will be the main event. Hindu homes will be lit up with lighted lamps, some doorsteps will have designs, families will gather, and children will light fire crackers, but don’t be surprised if they are fireworks, this is to ward off evil spirits. There are two extra days of puja and worship to reset and bless the books as well the home to start the New Year.
Not only is Luxmi blessing people, but Guru (Jupiter) is blessing Libra. Enthusiasm and high opportunities will be there for everyone. Altogether it’s a beautiful time for social gathering, when the awareness of self, as expressed in the first six signs of the zodiac, becomes united with the awareness of the needs and desires of others.
Since the moon in Libra represents characteristics of being allure, Remarkable, and Extravagant, Rational, and affectionate, it is my suggestion to remain well-adjusted. This New moon is surprising to many signs. It is my suggestion that to purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender or peppermint oil and chant the Psalm 26.
You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention; and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
This year I have chosen 3 mantras to assist those who have perfected difficult mantras and easy mantras for those who are still learning.
Om Hreeng Kleeng Shreeng
(Om hiring kliiing shriiing)
Om Tatva Niranjanaya Tarakramaya Namah
Om Sarvabaadhaa Vinirmukto, Dhan Dhaanyah Sutaanvitah… Manushyo Matprasaaden Bhavishyati Na Sanshayah…Om Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidraahe Vishnu Patrayai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om”
This mantra produces the quality of friendship within oneself and with others.
Please note that I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be. Depending upon which methodology that you feel comfortable with my referral to Western Astrologers can be found here. As far as Vedic Astrology (which is usually in-depth and drawn processes) can be done but does take 30 days to process, please contact me directly.
The practicalities of the planets performance have unlimited emphasis on Vedic Sanskrit Readings. In the Hindu values, it states that we are human beings and we will continuously respond to our surroundings through self-image, drive, and actions until we can surpass the ego, become one with the universal energies, and learn to adapt and improvise to what is in front of us with complete embrace.
I wish you the best of the new moon and a Happy Diwali.