Full Moon – October 2019

Full MoonOctober’s Full Moon occurs on 14 October, with Ashwini Purnima taking place on 13-14 October. This month’s Full Moon in Pisces – a water sign – calls to explore the depths of water, feeling, emotion with movement towards self-understanding – of our true nature – the Self of all that is. On this occasion of Full Moon we also observe Valmiki Jayanti (birth of Valmiki) and Mirabai Jayanti (birth of Mirabai).
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Day 10 – Dassera – Dusshera

Goddess DurgaAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we have presented a focus on Navaratri; the nine nights of the Mother is complete and we now focus on the day of Victory – Dassera (derived from dasami, tenth) and the Victory of the Goddess over evil. All participate in this victory and delight that the eternal cycle of triumph of good over evil comes yet once again.
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Navaratri Day 9 – Ketu

Ketu - the headless As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the eighth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Ketu. The colour for the Ninth day of Navaratri (Navami) is Peacock Green, so we scribe in Peacock Green for this ninth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Siddhidhatri.
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Navaratri Day 8 – Rahu

mindscapeAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the eighth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Rahu. The colour for the Eighth day of Navaratri (Ashtami) is purple, so we scribe in PURPLE for this eighth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Mahagauri.
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Navaratri Day 7 – Saturn

Planet SaturnAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the seventh night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Saturn. The colour for the seventh day of Navaratri is grey, so we scribe in GREY for this seventh day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Kalaratri.
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Navaratri Day 6 – Venus

Planet VenusAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the sixth night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Venus. The colour for the sixth day of Navaratri is green, so we scribe in GREEN for this sixth day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Devi Katyayani.
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Navaratri Day 5 – Jupiter

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As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary observance of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The fifth day of Navratri is marked to worship Goddess Skandamata, mother of Murugan (var. Skanda, Subramanya, Kartikeya), is worshipped on the fifth day, one should wear yellow. This colour stands for happiness and brightness. Skanda-Murugan is the leader of the armies against evil.

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Navratri Day 4 – Mercury

mercuryAs the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary observance of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The fourth day of Navaratri is marked to worship Goddess Kushmanda. The Fourth planet is Mercury. It is said that one should wear royal blue on this day, as it is considered good for health and wealth. Our colour for this day is Royal Blue!
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Navaratri Day 3 – Mars

mars
As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be focussing on Navaratri and the nine planets with an account of one or another the planets for nine nights. For the third night of Navaratri, we will take the planet Mars. The third day of Navratri is Sindoor Tritya. The colour for the third day of Navaratri is RED, so we scribe in RED for this third day observance of Navaratri. The Goddess is Maa Chandraghanta.

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