The next new moon November 6th is upon us , and will mark the celebration for the Goddess Lakshmi.
“Being allowed to participate in this act of adoration showed me that this is the Goddess of us all. She is all women and in her we can find the divinity within ourselves.”
From October 9th to October 19th, the Goddess Durga leads us into the next celebration called “Diwali” which is the Festival of Lights held in India. The Goddess Lakshmi will descend upon the Earth and banish the darkness of poverty, stagnation, anger and laziness. It is believed that she only blesses the houses that are clean and where hard-working people reside. She is also accompanied by her owl on this night especially, to take her into the darker corners of the world to bring in the light.
The Goddess is worshipped to acquire or to preserve wealth of all kinds, bringing us to her eight aspects:
Adi Lakshmi which is her primary manifestation;
Dhanya Lakshmi, for granary wealth;
Dhairya Lakshmi, for wealth in courage;
Gaja Lakshmi, shown with elephants which represent wealth;
Santana Lakshmi, for wealth of continuity;
Viyaja Lakshmi, for wealth of victory;
Vidya Lakshmi, for wealth of knowledge and education;
and Dhana Lakshmi, for monetary wealth.
As you can probably see, this is a very special and powerful time occuring right now! It is important for all of us to “clean house” and be ready for the opportunities that are coming our way, if not already before us. We just need to open ourselves to receiving that which is rightfully ours. Think about what it is you want. Think of Goddess Lakshmi and pray to her for the abundance you seek.
With that, we will close this time with a meditation to help you focus on creating a welcoming atmosphere for the Goddess Lakshmi.
On November 6 th, using the picture of Lakshmi here, which you can print, make a small altar on a red cloth. Put a small cup of purified water, red flowers and light a green candle. Play some music that you like or chants, and visualize the picture of Lakshmi becoming you. Let her come into you, and sit in that form quietly for as long as you can. Twenty minutes would be great. When you finish, drink the water and let the candle burn for as long as you are comfortable with it. Purchasing a green “prayer” candle in a glass container is a safer way to keep the light burning.
Hopefully, this meditation will bring to you the spiritual wealth you desire in all aspects of your life.