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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

🌙✨ New Moon 2/9: Dancing with Dhanishta's Good Vibrations 🌟💫

As the Moon continues its dance around the celestial sky, we approach the New Moon in Dhanishta nakshatra, and we are guided into a lunar phase that holds the potential for profound transformation and grounding.


This New Moon is not just about introspection but about laying the foundation for the ambitions we hold dear. Capricorn, ruled by hard-working and resolute Saturn, invites us to embrace discipline, responsibility, and the long journey toward achieving our goals.


Read on for all the details!

Keep looking up,  Pamela

Just a heads up for anyone new to my forecasts, I utilize the traditional Vedic sidereal system, which is distinct from the tropical zodiac calculations.


Visual Insight: The Vedic New Moon Chart

This is the Vedic chart (South Indian style) for the time of the New Moon, offering a visual guide to understand the celestial alignments and their profound influences on our lives.

A Celestial Gathering: Capricorn's Cosmic Alignment

This New Moon is exceptionally potent, with Sun and Moon, Mercury, Pluto, and an exalted Mars also in Capricorn at the time of the New Moon. The confluence of these planets with the New Moon in such a disciplined sign amplifies our focus, drives transformative changes, and energizes us to pursue our ambitions with courage and precision.

* Mercury in Capricorn sharpens our communication and aligns our thoughts with practical outcomes.

* Pluto brings intensity, urging us to let go of what no longer serves us and embrace rebirth.

* Mars, exalted in Capricorn, grants exceptional strength, resilience, and the determination to conquer our challenges.


Rising Sign Forecasts: Navigating the New Moon in Dhanishta Nakshatra

Lunar Forecasts for each Lagna (rising sign): Navigating Your Path

Personalized insights for you to explore how this New Moon impacts your rising sign and to help you align with the cosmic rhythm of the New Moon in Dhanishta.

Unsure of your Vedic rising sign? Free Vedic chart calculator here.

Aries (Mesha): Professional growth and recognition are highlighted during this new Moon. Embrace leadership roles if offered and let your talents shine! Your efforts are about to bear fruit. This period is marked by a surge of ambition and determination, propelling you towards your goals with great energy and potential for significant achievements.

Taurus (Vrishabha): A thirst for knowledge awakens with the light of the new Moon. Pursue higher learning or take a spiritual journey to a faraway location. This New Moon encourages the expansion of your philosophy. Travel, even if it’s just through the pages of a book, watching a documentary, or dreaming of faraway places. The fiery energy of Mars combined with Pluto may be pushing you to seek transformation through knowledge and exploration.

Gemini (Mithuna): Transformation is key. Dive deep into your emotions, exploring longevity, life’s deepest mysteries, and shared resources within committed partnerships. It's a powerful time for healing and rebirth. The Mars-Pluto influence brings a potent energy to your endeavors, catalyzing profound changes and empowering you to confront and heal deep-seated issues within the subconscious mind.

Cancer (Karkata): Relationships come into focus as the Moon’s light shifts from waning to waxing. Whether personal or professional, it’s time to harmonize. Listen more. Collaborations and partnerships initiated now will flourish, but remember, Capricorn is Saturn’s sign, so slow and steady wins the race! There can be an intensity to your interactions, urging you to transform your approach to partnerships and find power in vulnerability.

Leo (Simha): Your health and daily routines demand attention. Infuse your daily practices with the creative elements of Dhanishta's rhythm and balance. It’s an ideal period to start a new wellness regimen. Baby steps, though! This phase is ripe for setting intentions that prioritize your well-being, encouraging a mindful approach to habits that sustain both physical and mental health. Embrace this opportunity to cultivate routines that truly nourish and support your body, spirit, and mind, laying the foundation for lasting vitality and balance.

Virgo (Kanya): Creativity and romance are at the top of your list for this new Moon. Let your heart lead the way when expressing your artistic talents. Transformation of a casual romantic relationship is possible, or a new passionate affair may occur at this time. However, the Mars-Pluto dynamic also calls for caution against engaging in power struggles or manipulative behaviors within romantic relationships.

Libra (Tula): Home and family matters are illuminated. Dive deeper into understanding the dynamics of your maternal relationship—recognizing both its strengths and complexities—and how it shapes your sense of security and harmony at home. Cultivating a peaceful and supportive home life becomes a source of profound inner tranquility.

Scorpio (Vrishchika): Communication skills are in the spotlight, enhanced by Mercury's presence in the third house alongside the New Moon, Pluto, and Mars. This is a prime time to express your thoughts; your insights have the potential to motivate and enlighten. Communications with siblings or neighbors, as well as short journeys are highlighted. However, be mindful of potential conflicts or power dynamics, especially within the communications of these interactions, aiming for resolution and understanding.

Sagittarius (Dhanus): Financial planning and self-worth take center stage. Invest in yourself and your talents. The seeds you plant at this new Moon can grow into sustainable wealth. This period encourages a deeper look into how your resources can be best utilized for growth, urging a strategic approach to financial and personal investment that could significantly impact your future stability.

Capricorn (Makara): A powerful moment for personal reinvention. Reflect on your identity and how you wish to present yourself to the world. Step into your authenticity with confidence. Now is the time to embrace the changes you’ve been contemplating, making bold moves towards the person you aspire to be, backed by a strong sense of self and purpose.

Aquarius (Kumbha): Spiritual insights and inner work are emphasized. Take time for solitude, meditation, or creative pursuits. Releasing the old to make space for the new brings renewal. This is a crucial period for introspection, allowing you to connect deeply with your inner self and embrace the transformative journey towards personal enlightenment and creative expression. A great time to begin or continue working with a therapist!

Pisces (Meena): Your focus shifts to community and social networks. It's time to lead with your innovative spirit. Forge new connections that resonate with your aspirations. Energies now support building bridges and expanding your social horizon, with an emphasis on aligning with groups and communities that share your vision and values, fostering mutual growth and inspiration.


Embrace the Celestial Dance: Navigating the New Moon in Dhanishta Nakshatra

The Harmony of Dhanishta Nakshatra

As this New Moon blooms in vibrant Dhanishta Nakshatra, we are invited to sync with the universe's rhythm. Dhanishta, spanning the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, celebrates prosperity, musical talents, and the innate ability to heal through harmony.

Deity: The Vasus, the eight elemental gods, infuse Dhanishta with qualities of abundance and moral virtues.

Symbol: The Drum, representing rhythm, beat, and the pulse of life.

Shakti (Power): The power to bestow abundance and fame.

Quality: Chara (movable), encouraging progress, movement, and exploration.

Aligning with Dhanishta's Energy

This New Moon, embrace activities that Dhanishta supports:

  • Engage in musical pursuits, whether learning an instrument or singing.

  • Focus on community and building networks that support mutual growth.

  • Reflect on your contributions and how you can enhance your legacy.

This New Moon in Dhanishta Nakshatra offers a unique opportunity for all signs to align with the cosmic rhythm, fostering growth, healing, and transformation. Embrace these energies and let them guide you towards your highest path.


Ritual Timing: Harnessing Dhanishta's Cosmic Pulse under the Capricorn New Moon

February 9 New Moon: A Time for Action and Reflection

As we embrace the energies of the New Moon in Capricorn and Dhanishta Nakshatra, let's move forward with intention, discipline, and a heart open to the rhythms of the universe.

May this lunar phase bring you closer to your goals, grounded in your true path.

2/8 - Best time for endings (during amavasya/waning tithi) 2/8 6:32pm until 2/9, 2:30pm PT.
2/9 - Best time for new beginnings: After 3:00pm PT until 8:15pm PT.

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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