7 – #PUNARVASU
‘Star of Renewal’
(20 Gemini to 3’19 Cancer)
Om Shree Punarvasu Nakshatra Devatayeh Namaha
“Vasutva Prapana Shakti”
The Power to gain wealth and substance
Punarvasu translates as “the return of the light” which comes after the great storm of Ardra, the previous constellation. Punarvasu revitalizes our creations as it is the fertile ground giving great material wealth and abundance. It represents the universal Mother Goddess giving birth to all of the solar sovereign principles which sustain the worldly plane with the light of dharma (purpose).
Those with the moon in Punarvasu start life out with the grace of Jupiter which represent the inner wisdom that we carry through incarnations. Although having a restless temperament, these people can see how to make things better and give more direction in all areas of life.
Muhurta – Day to Day
Chara – Moveable
Auspicious Activities: Traveling & exploring; Making pilgrimages; Taking medicines & all healing activities; Good for “Starting Over Again” in projects, relationships etc.; All agricultural & gardening activities; All activities requiring imagination & innovation; Buying cars & homes; Starting work on a building; Starting educational activities; Auspicious for marriage; Good for dealing with children; Philanthropy activities like donations, teaching etc; Good for spiritual activities like fasting, installing altars, meditation & self reflection; A time for enjoying life’s simple pleasures; Very good for worship of the divine Mother Goddess.
Inauspicious Activities: Unfavorable for Borrowing or Lending Money; Legal Activities or other activities requiring pushiness or conflict.
The Mother of the Gods
Aditi prays to Vishnu
“Long ago, Mahabali, the king of the demons, conquered all the three worlds, heaven, earth and the underworld. The demons were living in the heavens and the gods were living in the underworld. Everything was backwards, so Aditi, the mother of all the gods, prayed to Vishnu that her sons be restored to their rightful place in the heavens. Vishnu was pleased with her prayers, so he blessed her by giving her a son who was an incarnation of Vishnu. Aditit’s son was named Vamana and he was a dwarf. One day Mahabali was performing a horse sacrifice on the north bank of the Narmada River. Vamana came into the sacrificial hall holding an umbrella, a rod and a pot filled with water. Nobody knew Vamana’s identity, but the priest who were performing the sacrifice were so impressed by him that they suspected that he might possibly be a god in disguise. Mahabali, who was a giant demon, looked way down at Vamana, greeted him, and told him to make a wish. Vamana said, “My dear king, you speak so sweetly. Just give me three paces of the land in your domain that I will measure with my feet. This all I want.” Mahabali was surprised to hear such an insignificant request coming from his tiny visitor, but he agreed.
Shukra (Venus), the guru of the demons, was very skeptical about Vamana, and saw through his disguise. He secretly told Mahabali not to make any promises because this person was actually Vishnu. Mahabali, however, had already given his word, and refused to go back on it. So Shukra cursed him saying, “You brag about your wisdom and learning, but you are actually a dimwit!” As a result, all your prosperity will be destroyed.”
Yet, even after this curse, Mahabali honored his word. His queen, Vindhyavali had brought a golden pot full of water. Mahabali took the pot and washed the feet of Vamana, who instantly began to grown. Vamana became so big that it was unimaginable, and Mahabali saw many wondrous things on his giant body such as the elements, the senses, the mind, deities and even the whole universe.After growing so large, Vamana took the first step and covered the whole earth. With the second step he covered the rest of teh three worlds. Then Vamana said “You promised to give me three paces of land. I have taken two. But there is no more room left in the entire universe for the third step. Therefore, you cannot keep your promise to me, so you should go to the underworld.” Mahabali asked Vamana to put the third step on his head, which he did, pushing Mahabali down into the underworld. After that, Vamana brought back Indra, the king of the gods, and installed him as the ruler of heaven. –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
Overall the majority of this myth is related to Vishnu who rules over Shravana Nakshatra. However, it was Aditi that made the prayer and gave birth to the incarnation of Vishnu. This show the quality of Punarvasu in making the intention, expression and prayer of an idea. A lot of the time, it is Punarvasu people that have the fertile imagination and ground to let ideas germinate but other forces or people may be the ones to act them out.
MEDITATION ON THE DIVINE MOTHER
In this mediation we focus on the energy of the Divine Mother, revitalizing our knowledge and its creations with dharma. This protective light from the Great Mother infuses our consciousness with the primal light and brings our awareness to the Divine purpose of our personal destiny.
Posture and Mudra
1) Sit cross-legged with your spine straight, eyes closed and hands in Gyan Mudra. Meditate on the infinite energy coming from the primal womb, like an endless spiral without beginning or end, fractalizing to infinity.
2) With the eyes closed, cup the hands with palms 4-6 inches apart and place them in front of your face. Begin to beam a mental light through this portal to the Infinite Light. Watch with the inner eyes, as this beam of light travels through your hands to Infinity.
~This is very mind-curing, and you will be in love with it. Mediate with Long Deep Breathing~
3) Begin chanting SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA
Go deeper into meditation. Guide your reason to go through the powerful imaginative circle you’ve created with your hands, like a huge beam of light from a torch. Keep the hands in place.
4) Maintain your position and concentrate. Put your mind into that Infinite Light of its own ecstasy and chant the Kundalini Bhakti Mantra:
AADEE SHAKTEE, AADEE SHAKTEE, AADEE SHAKTEE, NAMO, NAMO
SARABa SHAKTEE, SARABa SHAKTEE, SARABa SHAKTEE, NAMO, NAMO
PRITUM BHAGaVATEE, PRITUM BHAGaVATEE, PRITUM BHAGaVATEE, NAMO, NAMO
KUNDALINI MAAT SHAKTEE, MAAT SHAKTEE, NAMO, NAMO
Time – All four parts of this mediation should be done for equal lengths of time. They can be practiced for 11, 31 or 62 minutes.
Effects of Meditating on the Divine Mother:
– This meditation gives concentration and assists in mental beaming.
– Tunes one into the frequency of the Divine Mother – the primal, protective, generating energy. – Gives power of action by removing the block of insecurity.
– Eliminates fears and fulfills desires.