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Shaking Things Up! March 10 New Moon + Tarot = A Powerful Exploration

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I'm shaking things up this time around! And what better time than the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra? It's like the universe itself is giving us the green light to explore new dimensions of understanding together.

This new Moon, I am taking a unique approach by blending insights of Vedic astrology with the rich symbolism of tarot. We'll dive into the transformative energy of the New Moon, unravel the powerful imagery of the Tower tarot card, and explore the ancient myths surrounding Aja Ekapada, the deity of Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra.


Expect to uncover perspectives that shine a light on the upcoming new Moon in this issue.


This isn't just about predictions; it's about understanding the deeper cosmic rhythms that guide us. Join me as we navigate these cosmic currents together, discovering how they influence our journey and shape our choices.


Keep looking up!  Pamela


Echoes of the Tower: New Moon In Purva Bhadrapada Insights

In the vast cosmos, where the planets dance to the rhythm of the universe, change is our only constant.


Aja Ekapada & The Tower Card: A comparison that reveals the shared themes of upheaval and transformation. Aja Ekapada, the Vedic deity overseeing Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, embodies the formidable power of lightning. This power mirrors the Tower card in tarot, where both symbols signal:

  • The potential for significant upheaval

  • The collapse of longstanding structures

  • Renewal following destruction

Visual Imagery of Transformation: Picture a lightning strike from Aja Ekapada, not just demolishing a tower but also clearing the path for new beginnings.


Mythological Roots & Symbolism: The story of Aja Ekapada, alongside the Tower's imagery, serves as a powerful reminder of the inevitable cycles of destruction and rebirth that define our existence. These narratives emphasize our temporary role on Earth and the natural progression towards renewal.


A Message of Hope: Despite the foreboding symbols, there's an underlying message of hope. The aftermath of the storm leaves the ground fertile for new beginnings. This transformation sets the stage for the growth that is characteristic of Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra, hinting at a continuous cycle of rebirth and progression.

  • The collapse of longstanding structures

  • Renewal following destruction

This New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra beckons us to embrace life's storms as catalysts for profound personal and collective transformation. Reflect on the structures in your life that may be hindering your growth:


• What towers have you built that no longer serve you?  

• How can you harness the energy of Aja Ekapada and the Tower to free yourself from these confines?


In these changing times, grounding rituals and mindful practices can offer sanctuary. Connect with the element of air and calmness through deep breathing exercises or journaling under the new Moon's light to guide disruptive energies toward positive outcomes.  

Let the echoes of the Tower and the guiding light of the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada illuminate your path through the darkness, steering you toward a horizon brimming with potential.


Transformative New Moon: A Dance with Saturn and Venus

A New Moon with Saturn's Karmic Undertones

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra: Known for its transformative energy, deeply intertwined with spiritual insights, purification, and sudden shifts. It sets the stage for significant life transformations.

New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada: Brings a potent energy for initiating deeply transformative endings.

These endings that open us to new beginnings are likely to carry a deep spiritual or karmic significance, urging us to discard old patterns and adopt new paths that resonate more closely with our true selves.

Combination with Saturn: Adds a solemn tone to the New Moon dynamics. Saturn, as the bringer of Karma, discipline, and responsibility, signifies that the anticipated transformations and fresh starts will likely:

  • Not be swift, effortless, or frivolous

  • Come with challenges

  • Require hard work, discipline, and a long-term outlook

Saturn's influence further highlights the karmic nature of these changes, indicating they are integral to our soul’s growth and evolution.

Part 2: Venus' Softening Influence and the Path Forward

Venus’ Conjunction with the New Moon and Saturn

An intricate layer is added to the celestial mix since Venus, representing love, beauty, relationships, material comforts, and pleasures, intertwines with the energies of the New Moon and Saturn.

This suggests:

- Transformations involving relationships and values

- The influence on our relationship with material comforts and pleasures

- A softening of Saturn’s sternness, adding ease and grace

The Pure and Concentrated Energy of Aquarius: With no aspects from planets outside of Aquarius, the combination of the New Moon, Saturn, and Venus in Purva Bhadrapada is undiluted and potent.

Heightened Significance of the Birth Chart House: The specific house in one's birth chart where the New Moon occurs gains increased importance, signaling areas of life due for transformation and growth.

A Time for Introspection:

- Reflect on what needs to be released to welcome the new

- Engage in serious contemplation about future directions and the roles in relationships (influenced by Venus) and society (influenced by Aquarius)

Embracing Transformation and Growth: This unique conjunction is a clarion call to embrace change, assume responsibility for our karmic journey, and align our paths with our deepest values and spiritual principles.


New Moon Potential: Rising Sign Forecasts

Discover how the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada specifically influences the path for your rising sign.


Not sure of your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign? No problem! Calculate it for free on my site here.


Aries (Mesha): As the New Moon energizes your social and business circles, it’s time to weave together the threads of community, ambition, and innovation. With Saturn's demand for hard work, and Venus's harmonizing touch, this lunar phase invites you to explore and solidify partnerships that align with your long-term aspirations, possibly unlocking new avenues for income through the transformative energies of the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada. How will you channel this collective energy to foster connections that mirror your deepest values and propel you toward your goals?


Taurus (Vrishabha): Taurus, the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada marks a pivotal moment for your career path, a place where transformation meets tradition. Saturn's nose-to-the-grindstone attitude paired with Venus's grace can guide you to align your professional efforts with your true values, setting the stage for recognition and growth. In this cycle of profound change, what legacy do you want to build, and how will you harness this period's transformative energy to create your path forward?


Gemini (Mithuna): Gemini, this New Moon summons you toward broadening your horizons, whether it is through spiritual seeking, higher learning, or a distant journey. Saturn's call to commitment to these subjects and Venus's creative spark offers a unique blend of discipline and imagination in your explorations. What new perspectives are you seeking, and how do they reflect your evolving worldview and ethical compass?


Cancer (Karkata): This New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada draws you into the depths of transformation, impacting areas of personal change and shared finances, particularly within committed personal or business relationships. Saturn's discipline guides this profound journey, while Venus—ruler of your fourth house of home and comfort, and the eleventh house of gains and social realms - promises growth and stronger community bonds. Are structures you're creating guiding you toward a future where your sense of security and your aspirations for gains are in harmony with your deepest self?


Leo (Simha): Under the New Moon's light in Purva Bhadarapada nakshatra, your relationships are called to evolve, offering opportunities to deepen existing bonds or weave new ones into your life's tapestry. With Saturn providing a desire for commitment, and Venus infusing love, this period is ripe for nurturing partnerships that resonate with you. How will you integrate Saturn's lessons and Venus's grace to foster committed relationships and your career that reflect your heart's truest desires?


Virgo (Kanya): The New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada casts a transformative light on your wellness and routines, it calls for a recalibration of your daily rhythms. Saturn’s discipline, blended with Venus’s spiritual-seeking influence, paves the way for significant shifts in managing your health and work. Reevaluate and refine your habits, ensuring they contribute to your physical and mental well-being. In this cycle of renewal, what holistic or spiritual practices are you inspired to integrate for a more balanced lifestyle?


Libra (Tula): Under the New Moon's glow, your chart ruler Venus bestows gifts of creativity and connection, inviting beginnings in romance and creative endeavors. Saturn’s presence guarantees these new chapters have both depth and durability. Rich in the transformative new Moon energy of Purva Bhadrapada, it's time to channel your deepest passions and transform your future creative endeavors. How will you weave these threads of creativity into the tapestry of your life, ensuring your actions resonate with your heart’s true song?


Scorpio (Vrischika): This New Moon encourages you, to strengthen your foundations, enveloping your domestic sphere in the stabilizing forces of Saturn and through the grace of partnerships with Venus. Moon in Purva Bhadrapada marks a prime time for rekindling warmth and security within your home and family life through transformation. Possibly it’s time for a makeover, remodel or a change of residence? What steps will you take to transform your space into a true sanctuary that reflects your deepest sense of peace and belonging?


Sagittarius (Dhanu): The new Moon in Purva Bhadrapada shines a transformative light on how you communicate, express yourself, and find your courage. Saturn’s influence encourages a disciplined approach to refining your message, while Venus lends creativity and charm to your words, making them resonate more deeply with others. This celestial alignment in a nakshatra known for its profound insights nudges you to speak your truth boldly and authentically. How will you use this potent energy to elevate your self-expression and bravely share your unique perspective with the world?


Capricorn (Makara): With the New Moon spotlighting your values and resources, Saturn and Venus together prompt a heartfelt inventory of what truly matters, This lunar phase, energized by Purva Bhadrapada, invites you to redefine wealth not just as material gain but as spiritual abundance. It's a call to intertwine your material pursuits with your spiritual journey, ensuring they complement rather than conflict with each other. In reflecting on your possessions and principles, how will you align them more closely with your authentic self, fostering both material and spiritual prosperity


Aquarius (Kumbha): Aquarius, the New Moon in your first house signals a period of profound self-renewal. Saturn calls for genuine reflectionp, while Venus, ruling your 9th house, fosters spiritual expansion and your dharmic path. Immersed in Purva Bhadrapada's transformative energies, you stand at the threshold of personal rebirth, contemplating both inner and outer rejuvenation. Which facets of your identity are poised for change, and how will this metamorphosis bring you closer to your truest self and deepest desires?


Pisces (Meena): The New Moon invites you into a quietude where endings become beginnings, and solitude nurtures the soul. Within the depths of Purva Bhadrapada's energy, Saturn guides a thoughtful release of what no longer serves, while Venus supports the healing that comes from embracing solitude and exploring the subconscious, possibly through meditation or therapy. Find wisdom in endings and transformation in the quiet spaces of your being. As you journey through this landscape of introspection and surrender, what are you ready to let go of, and how will this act of release illuminate your path forward?


Rituals of Renewal: Timing for Beginnings and Endings

New Beginnings  Timing: Once the Moon begins to wax during Pratipada Tithi in Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra - important new beginnings are not indicated during Purva Bhadrapada nakshatra even at a new Moon.

Date: March 10 - 12:25pm to 9:15pm PM PT


Endings  Timing: Before the Moon begins to wax, during Amavasya Tithi in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra.

Date: March 9 to March 10 - 3:26 PM PT (March 9) to 12:59 AM PT (March 10)

Please Note: Pratipada and Amavasya Tithi last longer than indicated, but I am sharing only the hours during which the Moon is still waning within Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra (endings) and Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra (beginnings).


"I embrace the transformative power within me. Like the lightning that illuminates the night, I welcome change as a path to my true self. I am grounded and open, ready for renewal and growth."

Meditation Phrase:

"In the quiet of my breath, I find strength. With every inhale, I draw in renewal; with every exhale, I release what no longer serves me. I am the calm within the storm, the light in the darkness, ever-evolving, ever-brightening."

Learn More About Pamela, Professional Vedic Astrologer

Pamela McDonough brings a unique blend of ancient wisdom and practical insight to her astrology practice. She empowers clients to understand their birth charts, using this self-knowledge for personal growth and better decision-making. Pamela creates a safe, welcoming space where clients feel truly seen and connected to the transformative power of the stars.

Discover more about Pamela's grounded, intuitive approach and how she can guide you on your journey by reading her book, 'Vedic Astrology for Beginners'. Interested in learning more about Pamela and her professional astrology services? Read what others have to say on the client reviews page.

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