The past new moon initiated Navaratri, the festival to the Divine Mother that celebrates the divine female principle. One of the primordial characteristics of the feminine is its cyclical nature, bringing us to evolve through changing phases that recreate eternally. The phases of the moon, the seasons of the year, the distinct moments of the day reflect this cyclical progression and our body-mind-heart´s state varies according to its changes. We think about Nature´s cycles as isolated processes, when in reality, they are interwoven. Allow me to explain how and why
The four main cycles (the solar, the lunar, the earthly one and the planet´s waters) are interrelated and share the essential characteristic of evolving in their phases in harmony with the universal pattern of creation, sustainance and dissolution. If we observe the course of the day, as an example, right after midnight the presence of the Sun starts gaining intensity and its lighting strength aims its highest point at midday, when the Sun is at its peak; after that, its potency starts to descend, it grows dark and the light retreats into itself until it reaches the moment of greatest darkness in the middle of the night. Associating this with the phases of the moon, feminine par excellence, we can see clearly the relationship among:
❍ new moon – winter – midnight – low tide
❍ crescent moon – spring – sunrise – tide rising
❍ full moon – summer – midday – high tide
❍ waning moon – autumn – sunset – tide lowering
The body and the mind-heart of the people that live in harmony with nature, pulse according to its rhythms. If this autumn you feel more introverted and reflective, craving warmer and creamier foods or wanting to lie down in the sofa with your blankie and a yummy latte, you know that you are in the waning phase of the annual cycle.
It is a privilege to witness how the universe interweaves life so elegantly… Wow, the moment I stop to observe it, I can´t do less than marvel!!
aham prema – we are love