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Diwali :: Festival of Lights

In this Kali Yuga, it almost always feels like we could use a little more light in the world, but especially around this time of year when the days are getting shorter and darker (northern hemisphere bias). The last few months seem to have piled on more natural...

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Wait, I thought the Moon was in … ? :: Two Zodiacs

Two Zodiacs by Somya Devi Almost every month I get a few responses to my blog or newsletter with people telling me I have gotten it wrong stating where the full Moon is. “It’s not in Pisces, it’s in Aries! That’s what my moon calendar says and that’s what all the...

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Harvest Full Moon in Pisces – Time for Letting Go

The full Moon in sidereal Pisces peaks tomorrow morning at 11:40 am (PDT), and aligns with the very last of the 27 Vedic nakshatras, Revati. This energy brings forth a wave of open-hearted surrender and ushers us to let go of everything from the past season, as we...

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Maha Navaratri 2017 :: Nine Nights of the Goddess

Maha Navaratri 2017 begins today! In this important Hindu holiday, we celebrate the Goddess through "the great nine nights" (nav = nine, ratri = night). This festival will run through September 30th, the first ten days of this new lunar cycle. Goddess, Devi, Shakti,...

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New Moon in Virgo :: Navaratri + Many Planetary Shifts

New Moon in Virgo The new lunar cycle begins Tuesday, September 19th, at 10:30 pm PDT, with Sun and Moon in sidereal Virgo. After a couple of months full of a lot of emotion and fire with many planets (and eclipses!) in Cancer and Leo, we have a chance to ground out a...

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Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra

Title Photo by Martina Hoffman Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra The Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha nakshatra is happening tonight! The Moon reaches peak fullness at 12:03 am (just after midnight) Pacific time on September 6th, in the middle of...

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Great American Eclipse – Power Shifts

Where & When The Total Solar Eclipse coming this Monday, August 21st, 2017, will cast a shadow over the Sun, obscuring it from view from coast to coast across the United States. The map below (from timeanddate.com where you can see a video visual of the eclipse...

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Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Wake-up Calls!

Title Photo: "Howling at the Moon," by Paree. The Moon will reach peak fullness for this cycle in sidereal Capricorn on August 7th, at 11:11 am PDT, shortly before the partial lunar eclipse reaches fullness at 11:20 am. The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa,...

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Cancer Moon Cycle Leads us into Powerful Eclipses

Cancer Moon Cycle The New Moon cycle in Cancer begins at 2:46 am PDT on Sunday, July 23rd. The Moon, Sun, and Mars will all come together near 7 degrees of sidereal Cancer, in the Vedic nakshatra known as Pushya, “the nourisher.” This month will be a time to allow...

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Diwali :: Festival of Lights

In this Kali Yuga, it almost always feels like we could use a little more light in the world, but especially around this time of year when the days are getting shorter and darker (northern hemisphere bias). The last few months seem to have piled on more natural disasters than usual, although sometimes it feels like this may be becoming the norm. This New Moon brings the Hindu festival of Diwali, which is a celebratory time to invite more light into our lives and into the world. The darkest...

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Wait, I thought the Moon was in … ? :: Two Zodiacs

Two Zodiacs by Somya Devi Almost every month I get a few responses to my blog or newsletter with people telling me I have gotten it wrong stating where the full Moon is. “It’s not in Pisces, it’s in Aries! That’s what my moon calendar says and that’s what all the...

read more

Harvest Full Moon in Pisces – Time for Letting Go

The full Moon in sidereal Pisces peaks tomorrow morning at 11:40 am (PDT), and aligns with the very last of the 27 Vedic nakshatras, Revati. This energy brings forth a wave of open-hearted surrender and ushers us to let go of everything from the past season, as we...

read more

Maha Navaratri 2017 :: Nine Nights of the Goddess

Maha Navaratri 2017 begins today! In this important Hindu holiday, we celebrate the Goddess through "the great nine nights" (nav = nine, ratri = night). This festival will run through September 30th, the first ten days of this new lunar cycle. Goddess, Devi, Shakti,...

read more

New Moon in Virgo :: Navaratri + Many Planetary Shifts

New Moon in Virgo The new lunar cycle begins Tuesday, September 19th, at 10:30 pm PDT, with Sun and Moon in sidereal Virgo. After a couple of months full of a lot of emotion and fire with many planets (and eclipses!) in Cancer and Leo, we have a chance to ground out a...

read more

Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra

Title Photo by Martina Hoffman Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra The Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha nakshatra is happening tonight! The Moon reaches peak fullness at 12:03 am (just after midnight) Pacific time on September 6th, in the middle of...

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Great American Eclipse – Power Shifts

Where & When The Total Solar Eclipse coming this Monday, August 21st, 2017, will cast a shadow over the Sun, obscuring it from view from coast to coast across the United States. The map below (from timeanddate.com where you can see a video visual of the eclipse...

read more

Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Wake-up Calls!

Title Photo: "Howling at the Moon," by Paree. The Moon will reach peak fullness for this cycle in sidereal Capricorn on August 7th, at 11:11 am PDT, shortly before the partial lunar eclipse reaches fullness at 11:20 am. The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa,...

read more

Cancer Moon Cycle Leads us into Powerful Eclipses

Cancer Moon Cycle The New Moon cycle in Cancer begins at 2:46 am PDT on Sunday, July 23rd. The Moon, Sun, and Mars will all come together near 7 degrees of sidereal Cancer, in the Vedic nakshatra known as Pushya, “the nourisher.” This month will be a time to allow...

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Guru Purnima – Full Moon in Sagittarius

Guru Purnima - Full Moon in Sagittarius Each year, the full Moon in the Hindu month of Ashadha is dedicated to celebrating our gurus. This year’s Guru Purnima falls on the night of July 8th in North America and India, with the Moon reaching peak fullness at 9:07 pm...

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