New Moon in Scorpio
Happy Diwali 2019
October 27, 2019
This year has carried us through crisis, shock, awe’s, and even a bit of sadness. Many of these events were already predestined in my blog on December 2018 for predictions for 2019. Even if there was a pre-warning, it does not mean that we would not feel it in our heart and soul.
I can only pray that somehow or another some of the predictions do not happen, rather someone brings a beautiful wand which brings peace to the world of chaos.
Hopefully, the new moon on October 27, 2019, entering Scorpio at 4 degrees at approximately 11:39pm EST and 8:39pm PST, will bring some reconsideration. With a little help from Mercury retrograde, which is still in the progression period, the stage will be set for stationing backwards but also the most auspicious event which is Festival of Lights (known to most Hindus as Diwali). Perhaps a little prayer begging for clarity is all that we can do in the darkness.
Diwali has many names: Deepawali, Dipotsavi, and the more famous, festival of lights. Each region and each semi-culture (for example in Christianity there are Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc.) in Hinduism celebrates it contrarily, however, the meaning is comparable. Diwali is not only a time of festivity; it is a holiday of devoutness as well as a time of family gatherings.
Since the Hindu religious calendar is based upon the moon being a focal point rather than the sun as it is in Western, Diwali is usually in late October or early November. But, certainly, it is always on a full moon in Scorpio. It is not only the biggest holiday for Hindus, but depending upon the region, Diwali is celebrated differently. I will be elaborating on the Gujarati Brahmin version as I was born in Gujarat which has been known to be one of the most religious (old fashioned) areas in India.
The five-day festivities officially began following Dussehar on October 8th which is based upon Lord Rama’s victory against King Ravan. If you have not seen the epic story Ramayana it is a good story to watch; it is available on You Tube.
In Gujarat, Diwali is known as the marking of an end to the year, almost if it was New Year’s Eve, but much more religious. The New Year day is known as Bestu Varas, which literally means New Year. During this time there are plenty of festivities to worship Lakshmi Devi but added to this there will be beautiful designs with colored powder, as well as lamps made of clay lighting up the homes. However, it is not just about prayers as it is also about starting over, cleaning homes, decorating homes, clearing the books, and forgiveness.
The Gujarati traditional style of Diwali is the celebrations which begins with Agyaras, interpreted as 11th day of the month. This year it will be on the 24th of October (Agyaras). Most Gujarati people will do a half-fast (eating only at night) and eat only specialty food prepared explicitly for the holiday (a lot like the Jewish holidays).
The Second day of Diwali is known as Vad Baras (Vad is clear and Baras is translated as debts). Literally it means to start with a zero balance in your checkbook or ledger. But the amusing part about this day is also known as Vagh Baras which means tiger; some people dress and paint themselves as tigers and cattle, chasing each other, having fun, and eating together.
Dhanteras, Maharani’s favorite 2nd favorite day, will be celebrated on the 25th this year. This day is for the worship and honor of Goddess Luxmi whom signifies prosperity and success; she will also be worshiped every day of the festival from this day forward. Also, during Dhanteras (especially for those that can afford it), people will buy precious stones called (Ratna) usually one of a kind gold, silver, diamonds, emeralds, etc. Myth tells us that Luxmi is happy when you spend on Dhanteras and she will bless you all year long. I call it shop till you drop day!
October 26th and 27th are both considered Diwali celebration days; however, the 26th also honors Goddess Kali or Shakti. This day celebrates victories over all evil and starts fresh with Lord Hanuman protecting individuals from malicious spirts and adverse energy. On the 27th the more significant celebration, which always falls on the new moon, is to worship and honor Goddess Laxmi by doing poja. It is also called the last night of the year (the Hindu New Year’s Eve). Many will see Indian households decorated with colorful lights and drawn designs at their doorsteps to welcome Goddess Laxmi. Fireworks, dancing, singing, eating, and joy is used to lure away bad spirits.
The sixth day, October 28, 2019, is called Bestu Varas or Kartak Sud Ekam translated as First day of the new month of the New Year. The fireworks begin at 4am and people from the villages gather sand from dried up ponds. Family and friends visit each other’s homes and exchange gifts and sweets. Thereafter, the holiday becomes more individual and spiritual for the following three days; poojas, promises, and arti’s, serve as new beginnings and new promises for the New Year.
Ever since I was able to understand and speak, I can remember whenever the day of Diwali came, my mom always said to me, “Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to me!” According to the Vedic Calendar (which is comprised not by date, but according to the moon and the stars) my mother and I were both born on the same day (Diwali Day), same time (during the ceremony when all business books were being blessed known as chopra poojan), same country, same state, same city, same hospital, and the irony is the woman who delivered her had a daughter who, in turn, delivered me in the same room. So yes, it’s a special day. Therefore, it’s a new beginning and a solar return.
The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of progressive determination and yearning. People may be feeling more self-assured and more inspiring, as well as being moved and material. In general, responses at both ends of the spectrum are penetrating and likely to differ during this effect. The moon in Scorpio is represented by the Scorpion which delights a secretive and powerful nature. Feelings of doubt and retribution may rise, so distinctive restraint is required to evade clashes. the Scorpio Moon can be a conduit for control impulses, which can often result in energy or even damaging urges.
The moon in Scorpio is not only about familiarity with your darker side, but to be tolerant of the spiteful parts within and clearing emotional states to heal and to help others like us through patience and righteousness. We must go into our unconscious and find who we are to grasp the plane of spirituality. Also, it allows us to go inside of ourselves and find out why people do what they do and what is their resolution. Seek the deeper truth and don’t be afraid to change. You will have the vision to grow again through the fire which we call time.
When the moon is in Scorpio, we become more familiar to hidden or mystifying provocations and our psychic probes may be stirred. This is a time for being occupied with supporting challenging changes, and for powerful, essential, and obsessional views or appetites. Identifying manners and responses generates power struggles. This New Moon is most auspicious for following aid from your heavenly attention and Higher Power to seriously give the control to eliminate internal negativity. Zealous influence is the prominence.
This full moon I will be highlighting Scorpios as they are the most influenced by the new moon. The information emphasized is predominately calculated through VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) not to be confused with Western or Eastern Astrology. The characteristic as primarily based upon philosophical possibilities according to cosmic characteristics.
If you are searching for your specific sign’s VPAT predictions, please see when your last full moon or new moon occurred and click on the link. Also, it may be advisable to view the last solar, lunar, and Mercury retrograde to get an overall picture. Please note the predispositions are valued until the end of the year.
It has probably been one of “those” years. You may have had your high highs and your low lows, but nothing was in between. Jupiter, the planet of luck, has been in your sign since April and will not be leaving Scorpio until November, resulting in the severe good and bad that comes with it. There is a possibility you may have put on some weight and are not able to take it off. There was the possibility of role change at work or new job and your relationships got better too. If you are looking for a career change then do it before November. This is time to plan your career and make a choice between good working environment or financial increase. You may find that you may receive money suddenly; it could be something that is passed on to you or perhaps you did something great and it paid off. If you are in a solid relationship, you will find your love life scaling up October through December. For singles this is the time network, socialize and make amends. Keep a very close eye on what you eat as, once again, you could gain weight and this could cause diabetic, blood pressure, or heart issues.
Saturn: (Direct Oct 21-2019 through 2020): Your focus will be on financial matters now more than any other time in your life and you will take it very seriously. The most important thing to you is consistency, which will lead you to be more disciplined about financial spending and investments. You may be less reliant upon others, and more reliant on making your own money. Be careful of what you say as there may be over criticality about you which could cause disrespect within the family setting.
Ketu: Ketu has now moved into Sagittarius; Be cautious of your spending especially on things that are unnecessary. You may feel you have less savings and more expenses. Be careful once again on how you speak to people, especially family members. I would not be surprised if there were some ENT issues.
Rahu: Rahu is now in Gemini so be extra cautious when driving, walking, or going places. Spiritual focus will do wonders for your peace of mind. Make sure you do your homework before spending or investing.
Uranus: The continued journey of Uranus retrograde in Taurus will remain until 2020, therefore, there is a possibility that if you and your partner are having difficulties in finding a middle ground this will be a time of a breakup. On the other hand, you may be attracted to business people who can help you expand your horizons on to how to maintain family and social structures.
Jupiter: As Jupiter moves back into Scorpio until mid-November, financial stability, weight gain, and hard work is possible. Work may cause some distance between you and your family. Travel is possible at this time.
Jupiter: Jupiter moves into Sagittarius until the beginning of April 2020; this is a positive aspect for you not only with how you communicate but your character will change. The harder you work the more respect you will earn. Financial situations, family, and relationship matters will begin to resolve themselves.
Even though you may think you are right, let it be known that you don’t need to have conflicts. Aggressiveness and temper will not get you far this year. Make a promise to yourself on this day to go after your ultimate goals. You will soon realize your skills are worth more than you give yourself credit for. You will be recognized in some way, therefore keeping good calm character is a must. Do not place undue pressure on family members. Recognize what you have received from the Divine instead of what you don’t have.
For all Scorpios, and those that have any houses in Scorpio, it is the most delighted time of the year; it’s the fame of the Phoenix. It’s time to let go of things that do not fit your requirements and the world is seeing you. Release the craving and put on a mask that is suitable just for you. Keep devotion, energy, and thought. It will get somewhat strange. Choose and appreciate the psychic powers of the Scorpio.
As the moon in Scorpio characterizes Hasty, Determined, Impulsive, Bold, and energetic nature, it is my suggestion for us to remain stable.
The new moon is astounding to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a burgundy candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with jasmine oil and chant the Psalm 39. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.
Since this is not only a new moon but also an auspicious divine moon there are two mantras, one for those who are just learning to pronounce mantras and another for those that wish to get more efficient.
These mantras are not only for Diwali but also used in conjunction with the Scorpio Moon.
Om graam greem gruam sah brihaspataye namaha, Om brim brihaspataye namaha, Om gram greem grauam sah gurve namaha
(om graaam griim guraum suha bri has pat aye na ma ha. Om brim brihu sputa ye nama ha. Om graam griim gru am suah gur ave namaha)
Om Shree Mahalaksmayi Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanoo Lkashmi Prachodat om
To call to the lord of harmony and removal of any obstacles in your way; to keep up in balance from misplacing rage through obscurity and blurred energy.
Please note that I am not an Astrologer, rather, a Vedic Reader. Our basis is the training to improve through Astrological tendencies, along with Vedic cautionary medicine, so that modification and fluctuations occur with the specter of humility and spiritual disposition rather than forced changes which could sometimes create disorder or the breaking of associations.
It is a time of celebration, pooja’s, and thankfulness. It represents the first day of our lives. It is when we are called to begin changes in our lives; to be a little more generous, compassionate, and understanding. If you are a Hindu, I strongly suggest embracing this holiday and wish you the best of Diwali. May Laxmi bless you with all her splendor.