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🔥Ignite Your Inner Flame🔥: Harness the Power of the New Moon in Krittika Nakshatra - May 19, 2023

As we bid farewell to an intense eclipse season and welcomed the direct motion of Mercury on May 15th, we find ourselves on the edge of powerful and transformative energies ahead as we approach the new Moon in Krittika Nakshatra on May 19.

In this blog post, you will learn about the fiery essence of Krittika nakshatra, discover how to face Saturn's challenges with grace and find out the best times for new Moon rituals.

So, let's light our inner flame and celebrate the magic of the new Moon in Krittika Nakshatra. Enjoy the journey, and may the stars guide you!

Taurus New Moon: Grounded Beginnings with Saturn's Austere Influence

As the New Moon enters earthly Taurus, we find ourselves drawn to the practical and grounded aspects of our lives, focusing on creating stability and nurturing our goals.

The new Moon occurs slightly past its degree of exaltation in Taurus. Taurus provides a stable and secure environment for the Moon to express its qualities of comfort, intuition, emotional security, and nurturing. An exalted New Moon in in Krittika nakshatra signifies a powerful time of new beginnings!

However, with Saturn's austere influence in a square aspect to the New Moon, it’s important to be mindful of potential challenges and restrictions. Saturn's presence serves as a reminder to balance enjoyment with discipline, ensuring that we don't lose sight of our long-term objectives.

New Moon energy is fantastic for new beginnings, but with Saturn's gaze on the new Moon, any new venture will require hard work and dedication and may experience slow but steady growth.

Consider closely matters related to the house that the new Moon falls in your horoscope and the meanings associated with that house. (read on - I share new Moon forecasts for each rising sign next!).

Embracing Amavasya (New Moon) Energy

Begins: May 18, 2023, 9:13 am Pacific Time

Ends: May 19, 2023, 8:52 am Pacific Time


Personalized Paths: New Moon in Krittika for Each Rising Sign

• Aries: As the New Moon approaches, it's the perfect opportunity to focus on your financial stability and personal values. The influence of Saturn to the new Moon encourages you to reevaluate your spending habits, and create a more sustainable budget, along with a re-commitment to savings goals.

• Taurus: Take this time to prioritize self-care and personal growth. Saturn's influence may prompt you to set new boundaries, practice discipline, and build a solid foundation for your future.

• Gemini: Use this New Moon to embrace introspection, healing, and spiritual growth. Saturn's austere energy helps you face unresolved issues and release them with grace.

• Cancer: Connect with your community and expand your social network during this New Moon. Saturn encourages you to solidify friendships and align with those who share your values and long-term goals.

• Leo: Focus on career growth and long-term ambitions during this New Moon. Embrace Saturn's influence by setting realistic objectives, practicing patience, and working patiently towards your goals.

• Virgo: Explore new perspectives, knowledge, and philosophies during this New Moon. Saturn's energy pushes you to reevaluate your philosophies, ensuring they align with your true values.

• Libra: Shared resources in committed partnerships (romantic or business), legacies and the esoteric arts are highlighted during this New Moon. Saturn challenges you to create healthy boundaries and establish a balance between giving and receiving in relationships.

• Scorpio: Strengthen your partnerships and embrace collaboration during this New Moon. Saturn's influence helps you consider the balance of responsibilities and asks you to work towards building more equitable relationships.

• Sagittarius: Prioritize your health and daily routines during this New Moon. The Saturn influence encourages you to establish a disciplined, efficient, and realistic approach to a self-care regimen.

• Capricorn: Cultivate creativity, joy, and self-expression during this New Moon. Saturn's energy may remind you to balance fun with your responsibilities, ensuring you enjoy life while staying focused on your goals.

• Aquarius: Nurture your home and family life during this New Moon. Saturn's influence urges you to create a solid foundation for yourself, cultivating stability and security for you and your loved ones.

• Pisces: Embrace communication, learning, and connection during this New Moon. Saturn's energy pushes you to be more disciplined in your thoughts, speech, and daily interactions, cultivating clarity and understanding.


Unleashing the Power of Krittika Nakshatra

Delve into the symbolism and energy of Krittika nakshatra to harness its power for purification, transformation, and courage.

Ignite Your Inner Fire: New Moon in Krittika Nakshatra

Experience the transformative power of Krittika nakshatra during this New Moon, as it offers a unique opportunity for renewal and purification. Find balance and perseverance in the face of challenges, fueled by the energy of earthly Taurus and the square from Saturn.

Fueling Your Goals with Krittika's Support

Krittika nakshatra is supportive of:

- Purification

- Transformation

- Courageous activities

- Starting new projects or events (with this nakshatra and the New Moon both favoring new beginnings, it's an excellent time to embark on new ventures!).

Fiery Transformation: Krittika's Essence

• Name: Krittika, "The One Who Cuts"

• Deity: Agni (or Surya)

• Symbol: Axe or Sharp Weapon

• Shakti: The Power to Burn

• Quality: Mixed

Agni, the deity of Krittika, represents the element of fire, and this nakshatra emanates blazing fire and its purification ability. Fire is associated with cooking and the digestive fire, which is required to transmute our food into energy. Dahana shakti that is within this nakshatra is the power to burn.

The symbol of the axe or a sharp object can be interpreted literally or metaphorically as the ability to transform. The sharp tool can challenge or cut through things, either to cut away disease and provide healing circumstances or to destroy another. Fire can be used for transformation, although the process of destruction must come before creation.

Krittika is a mixed nakshatra, which means it possesses both gentle and fierce qualities. This duality allows it to be adaptable and versatile, making it suitable for various situations and endeavors. The deity Agni, or Surya, brings the power of illumination and clarity to Krittika, providing the ability to see through darkness and confusion.

Peacocks are known for their beauty, elegance, and the ability to transform their appearance, which aligns with the transformative energy of Krittika Nakshatra. The peacock's ability to spread its feathers and transform itself into a beautiful spectacle is akin to the transformative power of Krittika, which is all about burning away impurities and allowing for growth and change.

Moreover, peacocks are known for their courage, a trait associated with Krittika Nakshatra. As the nakshatra associated with the power of Agni, the fire god, Krittika is about courage, strength, and the ability to face challenges head-on, much like the peacock.

Rituals for Renewal: Timing and Details

Best time for new beginnings is after the Moon has begun to wax in Krittika nakshatra: May 19, 8:53am to 7:30pm PT (Moon moves into Rohini nakshatra after 7:30pm PT)

Best time for endings: May 18, 9:12am until 7:00pm PT, while the Moon is still waning and in Bharani nakshatra.

Harness Krittika nakshatra's power during this month's ritual by incorporating candles or anything to do with the fire element (safely, of course!).

The Last Spark: Final Insights for the New Moon in Krittika

Over the next few days as we approach the new Moon, remember to embrace the fiery energy of Krittika Nakshatra during this New Moon, and harness its transformative power.

Let it inspire you to face challenges with determination and ignite your inner fire for personal growth. Stay grounded and patient while navigating Saturn's influence and perform rituals to renew your intentions.

May the stars guide you on this journey, and may the New Moon in Krittika Nakshatra bring blessings, transformation, and new beginnings to your life. Until next time, take care and shine brightly!

Links to Valuable Resources on My Website

Don't forget to schedule a reading or check out my book for a deeper dive into Vedic astrology. Thank you for reading!


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