Transforming Swati New Moon Brings Awareness

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The last lunation cycles of this year are coming on with full speed as we embark on the eclipse season. This New Moon is happening in Swati Nakshatra that is great for learning and acquiring knowledge. However, knowledge on its own is not wisdom. That wisdom is achieved by combining knowledge and heart. Without heart, knowledge can become a source of darkness as suggested by the axiom “knowledge is power” and as we (hopefully) know greed is tied to the hunger for power.

The dark New Moon is in close proximity to Mars and Mercury giving the information gathered around it a tinge of cruelty. However, although sometimes the truth hurts, it is always better to know it than not while believing lies. Believing in lies only propagates delusions. These truths may be hard to hear and accept; yet acceptance is crucial in order to heal. Surrendering and accepting reality as it is helps achieve greater and better realities. Once we are empowered by knowing the hard truths, we can choose to build a new foundation on pure grounds. Avoiding those truths only perpetuates delusion and ignorance. This New Moon in Swati reveals the hidden in plain sight as the winds of change shift the veils.

Mars as well as the Sun are considered cruel, which then colors Mercury as the neuter takes on the qualities of those close. Have you heard the saying: “tell me who your top 5 friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” There is truth to this statement. Those that we spend the most time with and choose as people to emulate actually influence us. If those closest are a good influence then your life improves and if not, then the opposite effect happens. Mercury has the ability to shift forms and becomes gentle or cruel depending on who influences him. Remember that Mercury is a great diplomat and weighs everything to fit his needs. It can be tough being the messenger and any good messenger has the ability to deliver without obstacles.

Swati is a great asterism for change and transformation. Vayu (wind) is the presiding deity of this brilliant star. Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis) is the bright star associated with Swati. Arcturus is highly known for its energy of healing and wisdom. Do you have an Arcturian aspect? If so, you possess the ability to heal and are wise beyond your earthly years. (Let me know in the comments or by email if you’re interested in learning more about Arcturus and the Arcturian healing energy/high frequency system.) This is very aligned with Saraswati, who is the Hindu Goddess of learning, knowledge, wisdom, speech, the arts, and music.

Saraswati murti sitting on her Swan vehicle.

Saraswati is a pure energy that is highly intelligent and independent. She seems to be only concerned with her studies and creative expression. While playing an instrument called the veena (type of guitar) and also holding the Book of Knowledge (Vedas), she blesses those that align with her energy with the Divine Wisdom that she beholds.

The symbol for Swati is the young shoot of a plant being blown by the wind. The wind or air element is one that is highly mental and changeable. The mind is always ready to change and shift with each passing thought. This suggests that this asterism is not concerned with being fixed in nature. In fact, since it is quite changeable, it can lead to instability. However, that also suggests that it is great for growth and transformation. There is also a very healing quality to this asterism, where the high functioning aspect of it is seen as experiencing harmony and artistic creative expression. After all, in order to heal, we must first transform from the stagnation that creates dis-ease. Thus, this asterism is highly auspicious for transformational healing.

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Swati is a great asterism to connect with movement and change in order to transform what is observed as reality. This is a highly moveable energy. If you have this asterism prominent in your natal, then you may experience change and transformation as a powerful theme throughout life. You are also highly individualistic and do well in social gatherings. Swati is known as the self-going star, which indicates the level of its individuation from the crowd. This is a theme of either being completely different from those around or blending in with the crowd. Like a seesaw, you can go between these extremes (all things being equal in the chart).

Rahu is the ruling planet connected with this asterism, which goes to show the eccentric nature that is inherent. Perhaps this is the reason for the Sun being in its debilitation point if under the influence of this star. As you know, the new moon is indicated when Sun and Moon are together. Although the moon tends to do well in this asterism, the Sun does not. The Sun being stressed by Rahu’s influence can show up as a battle of wills in relationships and within oneself.

Pay attention to what is being revealed during this new moon and the couple of weeks that follow. This information can help with your ultimate transformation. The energies have been building within in order to help your see truth and transform. You may be in a crossroads in relation to how you do business or how you relate to others. If what you have been doing works, then no need to make any changes, but it’s still a good idea to assess if things are in fact working well for all involved.

The change and transformation is also seen by the opposing energy from Uranus. Rahu and Uranus have a lot in common as they are both energies that can lead to drastic unexpected shifts. Being ready to pivot with the energies that this pattern activates is a very good idea. Be ready to surrender and change course. Otherwise, the force of the current that comes towards you may sweep you and it will knock you down. Take this as a friendly warning for what you can expect. How we all deal with this shifting energy will indicate how we progress during the next 6 months.

This is a good month to move residence if that was something that was being worked on prior to this new moon. It’s also very good to study and learn a new skill. Finally, it is a great energy to share your well of knowledge with others and connect with your tribe.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 2:14 PM PST (5:14 PM EST)

To see in which specific area this transit is effecting your chart, you have to study your D1 and D9. I recommend the Cosmic Insights app. (I am an affiliate, which means I would receive a small commission on any membership that funnels through my link. However, if you just want to look at your chart no membership is required.)

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Suzan Smadi

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