Celebrating the victory of good over evil.
Dance and fast !
*Align with your inner goddess and goals.
*Warrior, wealth, wisdom.
*Letting go and inner cleansing.
*Karma, balance, justice.
Navaratri is celebrated from 13 to 23 October 2015. 9 Nights and 10 Days. This is the 9 nights of dancing to honor the triple goddess. During this time one should be on a partial or full fast. Meat should be completely excluded from one's diet. The purpose is to cleanse the mind, body and soul. Dancing connects you with your own inner goddess. Navaratri honors the triple goddess: Durga (warrior), Lakshmi (wealth), Sarasvati (wisdom). The triple goddess is also known as maiden, mother and crone, or new moon, full moon and dark moon. The first three nights is in honor of Durga (maiden / warrior / new moon), the next three nights for Lakshmi (mother / wealth / full moon) and the Sarasvati (crone / wisdom / waning moon). Dancing is a form of meditation. Fasting and dancing can lead to a trance-like or alpha-state during which the dynamic, creative Shakti or serpent energy is released in a kundalini experience. This is a deep form of self-healing that opens the chakras and mind to new experiences. This mystical psycho-spiritual state makes us more creative and ready to manifest miracles.
Navaratri forms part of the Hindu month of Puratassi - the auspicious month of fasting.
Shaktism - worship of the female force.
May you and your family be blessed with love, prosperity and divine grace !
Colours to wear during Navaratri 2015:
Tuesday 13 October: Red
Wednesday 14 October: Royal Blue
Thursday 15 October: Yellow
Friday 16 October: Green
Saturday 17 October: Grey
Sunday 18 October: Orange
Monday 19 October: White
Tuesday 20 October: Pink
Wednesday 21 October: Sky Blue
Thursday 22nd Dashain / Vijayadshami - pray for vehicle.
Warning - do not wear black during this time.
Durga: Bast: Warrior: Destroys Evil: Maiden: New Moon
Also known as Artemis (Greek) or Bast (Egypt).
Protects, avenges wrongs, hurt enemies and gives power !
Bast is a sensual goddess who enjoys music, dance and perfume.
Luxmi: Fortuna: Wealth: Mother: Full Moon
Also known as Fortuna (Roman) or Aphrodite (Greek).
An extremely wealthy and lucky woman came to see me for a reading one day. I asked her what the secret was to acquiring so much wealth. Her answer was as follows: In the heart of every human resides two guardians, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. Lakshmi is the guardian of wealth and Sarasvati is the guardian of knowledge. The secret is to give more attention to Sarasvati (knowledge) and then Lakshmi (luck, luxury and money) will become jealous and shower her blessings on you to get your attention.
Lakshmi, Guardian of Luck and Good Fortune, is present where:
Guests are welcomed and offered meals,
Virtuous people are rendered services,
The Divine is worshiped and Spiritual service is done,
Truth is observed and no misdeed is done,
Animals are protected and food is shared.
There is no quarreling and people are loving, kind and polite!
Wherever Lakshmi is present,
there is abundance and prosperity.
Lakshmi, Angel of Abundance! Be merciful to all. Fulfill the desires of all. Bless all with happiness. Jay Ma Lakshmi!
Om Namah Lakshmi Namah
I invoke you, O Goddess Lakshmi
Who is the colour of gold,
Brilliant like the sun
Who shines with the fame of herself
Who is burnished like the moon
Who is adored by the Gods
Garlanded with lotus flowers,
As beautiful as the petals of a lotus
Who protects all her devotees
The bringer of wealth and the possessor of gold,
I invoke you, O Goddess Lakshmi
May you bring me prosperity.
Sarasvati: Crone: Wisdom: Waning Moon
Also known as Brigid (Celtic), Isis (Egypt).
The power to create affluence comes from within you.
Knowledge has organzsing power inherent in it.
Money flows from chaos to order.
Decorate a table with your favorate flowers and burn a candle and sandalwood incense.
Chant OM until you feel its power vibrating through your mind, body and spirit.
Visualise the Crescent moon that adorns the brow of Sarasvati.
Affirm the following:
I stand at the center of this spiritual universe
Within the heart of the sacred mandala
Gentle Sarasvati, I come to you for aid and blessings.
Beautiful Sarasvati goddess of light and inspiration,
Reveal to me the knowledge I need.
Grant my requests in a manner that benefits me.
Thank you, lovely goddess.