Brigid's symbol of the triple goddess )0(
21 - 29th September 2017
Sanskrit : nava (nine) ratri (nights).
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.
9 Nights and 10 Days. This is the 9 nights of dancing to honor the triple goddess.
Fasting: Observe a partial or full fast. Meat should be completely excluded from one's diet. The purpose is to cleanse the mind, body and soul. Navaratri forms part of the Hindu month of Puratassi - the auspicious month of fasting. Eat only a small portion of vegetables once a day. This is done to protect us from the negative effects of malefic planets.
Triple 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 are in honor of Durga (maiden / warrior / new moon).
The next three nights are in honor of Lakshmi (mother / wealth / full moon).
The last three nights are in honor of Sarasvati (crone / wisdom / waning moon).
Shaktism - worship of the female force.
Flowers: Jasmine and Red Roses.
May you and your family be blessed with love, prosperity and divine grace !
Thursday 21 September: Yellow
Shailputri: Rides a bull, daughter of mountain (shail), Jasmine flower.
Governs the Moon, provider of all fortunes. Overcome any bad effects of the Moon.
Friday 22 September: Green
Brahma-charini (follower): First ate leafy veggies and water and then stopped eating.
Governs Mars, provider of all fortunes. Overcome any bad effects of Mars.
Saturday 23 September: Grey
Chandraghanta: Rides a tiger, wears a Moon (chandra) Bell (ghanta) on her forehead to ward off evil.
Governs Venus and brings peace.
Sunday 24 September: Orange
Kushmanda: Rides on a Lion. Lives in the Sun (radiant). Her smile lights the Universe.
Ku(little), ushma(warm), anda(egg) = little warm cosmic egg. She has eight arms.
Governs the Sun. Provides direction and energy to the sun.
Monday 25 September: White
Skandatmata: Rides a lion. Red flowers. Sits on a Lotus flower. Skanda: Prince, clever.
Skanda also means quicksilver, hopper, attacker, Kartikeya or Murugan, Hindu god of war.
Tuesday 26 September: Red
Katyayani: Rides on a lion. Brihaspati, born in the house of sage Katya.
Wise, warrior goddess destroys demons.
Wednesday 27 September: Royal Blue
Kaal-ratri Puja: Rides on a donkey. Black (kaal) complexion. Fiercely kills demons.
Rules Saturn. Bless those with self-discipline.
Thursday 28 September: Pink
Saraswati Puja, Durga Ashtami.
Mahagauri: Rides a bull, conch. White (gauri) complexion. Extremely beautiful.
Rules Rahu. Counteracts negative effects of Rahu.
Friday 29 September: Purple
Siddhidatri: sits on Kamal and rides on a lion. Involved with creating the Universe.
Rules Ketu. Worshipped by gods as well. Siddhi means success.
Thursday 30th Dasami / Vijayadshami - pray for vehicle and safe travel.
Warning - do not wear black during this time!
Durga: Bast: Warrior: Destroys Evil: Purposeful Action: 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.
Affirm: Durga, protectress, guardian and warrior goddess, Protect me with the sword of truth, justice and decency. Keep me from evil, so I will have no pain.
Lakshmi: Fortuna: Wealth : Will-Power: Mother: Full Moon.
Also known as Fortuna (Roman).
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. Luxmi 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: Wisdom: Creativity: Power of Discernment: Crone: 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.