The New Moon occurs at 2:01 pm EDT on September 9th in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra. Later that day at 11:19 pm EDT Mercury enters Purva Phalguni until September 16th. The Shakti Power of Purva Phalguni is the power of union and pro-creation. While the Moon spends roughly one day in each Nakshatra, Mercury will carry our our New Moon intention through the first week of this lunation cycle. Mercury in Purva Phalguni is a great time to exchange ideas, co-create, and network with others to bring our creations to fruition.
On September 10th at 7:41 am EDT, Venus enters Swati Nakshatra until October 30th. Swati is known as the “star of the arts,” Venus is associated with the arts, and Swati is associated with Saraswati the Goddess of Arts & Learning. Swati is ruled by Vayu the Wind God. Venus is tapping into the Shakti Power of transformation, movement, and the power to scatter like the wind. Swati is associated with the star Arcturus in the constellation Bootes. Arcturus is the path finder who is the guardian of learning, protector of those entering a new life style and a visionary who leads the way to a better life through the exploration of new ways and means. The ideas we exchange and things we co-create with others through Mercury accessing the Shakti power of Purva Phalguni, can transform and gain movement through Venus in Swati. Take care harness the power to scatter like the wind in a positive way of spreading your creativity into new areas, rather than being scattered in your approach to the goal. Venus will spend sixty days in Swati due to her retrogradation in this Nakshatra. This gives us sixty days to focus on the artistic side of our creations, learn what we need to learn as our vision grows and allow for transformation and movement as we go. It doesn’t have to be perfect from the start, we can use the retrograde period for revisions.
On September 13th at 10:59 am EDT, the Sun enters Uttara Phalguni until September 24th. By this time, we should start seeing the Shakti Power of wealth from union & through marriage regarding our co-creations, intellectual exchanges, and networking. The right relationships we are in (marital or otherwise) should become self-evident at this time and can bring wealth on many levels.