Full Moon October – November 2020

Halloween Full Moon

For some, the Full Moon is on October 31, Halloween. For others, giving the International Date Line, the Full Moon is on November 1st. Only Just on November 1st, at 01:49am. There are planets in dignity, giving much of gifts, and much of calling for discipline in the month to come. It is – for some, a challenging time – and for many of us, a time of decision making.

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Saving our Planet – A Communications Challenge

rainforest

Forests have a key role to play in helping to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals, from mitigating climate change by acting carbon sinks to providing food, livelihoods, fuel, shelter, and clean water.

We need to improve understanding of the sustainable use of forests for diverse purposes not only for the benefit of billions of people, including some of the world’s most vulnerable, but also as an elemental means of protecting forests themselves.

As the world focuses on building back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, this communication challenge is more pressing than ever.

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Dusshera – October 26 – Vijaya Dasami

Durga

The Navarathri is the Festival to commemorate the Victory of Good over Evil. The Embodiment of Divine Power (of Para-sakthi), in its various manifestations, Sathwic (as Maha-saraswathi), Rajasic (as Maha-lakshmi), Thamasic (as Maha Kali) Was able to overcome the forces of vice, wickedness and egoism during the Nine Days’ struggle and finally, on Vijaya Dasami Day (the Tenth Day commemorating Victory), the Valedictory Worship is done.

Calendars (panchang) vary from state to state in India, the north can vary from the South, Bengal varies from Tamil Nadu and other states have different days for Dusshera. Many states observed this day on October 25 due Adhika Masam, and other reasons. We post today, as given above.

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Navarathri Day 9 – October 25 – Siddhidatri

Goddess Siddhidatri

The Ninth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Siddhidhatri. In this form Mother Goddess provides ‘Siddhi’ or knowledge. Siddhidhatri is the full form of goddess Parvati. She has four hands holding a discus, conch shell, mace, and lotus. She is sitting on a fully bloomed lotus or a lion. The colour of the day is Purple.

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United Nations at 75

United Nations at 75In 1945, 51 nations signed up to the UN Charter, and the United Nations was born. The United Nations serves as a global forum where countries can raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of war and peace. In addition to maintaining international peace and security, the UN protects human rights, delivers humanitarian aid, promotes sustainable development and upholds international law. Here we look to the work of the UN as it engages the world’s inhabitants as to what future they want to see happen with the UN.

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United Nations Day

United Nations Day

United Nations Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the United Nations Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

There is no other global organization with the legitimacy, convening power and normative impact of the United Nations. Today, the urgency for all countries to come together, to fulfil the promise of the nations united, has rarely been greater.

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. This year, 2020, the United Nations will observe its 75th anniversary. There has been much consultation for UN 75, which will be taken up.

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Words about a time of debilitation, retrograde and self-care

debilitationDebilitation: The depletion or sapping of strength or energy: attenuation, depletion, devitalization, enervation, enfeeblement, impoverishment. As we have three debilitated planets at this time, along with significant transits of some planets, a word may help you understanding yours and other’s behaviours.

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Navarathri Day 6 – October 22 – Katyayani Puja

Katyayani

The sixth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Katyayani. She is called Katyayani because she was born as the daughter of Sage Katya of Katya clan. The colour of the day is Yellow. We have supplied a light green background to enable easy reading sans glare.

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Navarathri Day 5 – October 21 – Skandamata Puja

Skanda Mata

The fifth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Skandamata. Skanda is one of the names of Subramanya or Lord Muruga or Kartik – the General of the Army of the Devas and the most handsome God. Skanda Mata is the mother of Kartik. She is also known as Padmasana. The colour of the day is Royal Blue.

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Navarathri Day 4 – October 20 – Kushmanda

Maa Kushmanda

The fourth day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Kushmanda. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this fourth day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as gift of intelligence in the home, in the workplace. Goddess Parvati started living inside the center of the Sun so that the sun began to give energy to the universe. Since then Goddess is known as Kushmanda.

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Navarathri Day 3 – October 19 – Chandraghanta Puja

Goddess Chandraganta

The third day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Chandraghanta. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this third day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the highest expression of loyalty in the home and the society. The colour of the day is white, so we give one black background to assist reading white on white!

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Navarathri Day 2 – October 18 – Brahmacharini

Brahmacarini

The second day of Navarathri is given over to Goddess Brahmacarini. It is told that women have seven strengths to the three of man, and on this second day of Navarathri, we reflect on woman as the one who has strength in practice of austerities and as the one who constantly meditates on the Divine. The colour of the day is Orange!

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