FEBRUARY 20, 2023 - NEW MOON
The New Moon is on Monday, February 20, at 1:05 a.m. CST in 1° Pisces. The Sun and the Moon are coming together just after a conjunction with Saturn in the late degrees of Aquarius. This gives the New Moon a tinge of loss and limitation or maybe just nostalgia. The past is our foundation to build the future which, in the case of the New Moon, is for the two weeks to come. Look for the good things in your past, the challenges overcome, and the lessons learned.
Pisces is a water sign making the days surrounding the New Moon more open to intuitive guidance, empathy and compassion. Another Pisces keyword is 'receptive' which makes it an excellent time to surround yourself with an environment that evokes beauty and wisdom. Music and mantra are especially effective at this time. I came across this Tibetan Medicine Buddha mantra from Tinna Tinh this week:
I collect the mantras I like on youtube in a playlist: Mantra, Kirtan, Chanting
So when I'm in need of inspiration, healing, calming or whatever, I have my 'go to' chanting in a list ( plus I have a whole mp3 assortment of all the mantra and meditation music CDs I've collected, too). I recommend compiling your own playlist. It doesn't have to be mantra, just any music that uplifts, inspires, or calms.
Temple of Kriya Yoga:
The Temple of Kriya Yoga is developing a new website. They are in between the two sites at the moment. The old website is here and still has the links to the major distance learning programs like The Professional Astrology Course:
The new site is here: https://templeofkriyayoga.org/ and has the bookstore with a selection of Goswami Kriyananda's courses and seminars available.
Meditation to Creation
Ann Meara (Swami Satpatyananda) is offering a class on meditation and creativity in March in Sedona, Arizona: https://sedonaartscenter.org/product/meditation-to-creation-23-0323-am/
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Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.