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Return of the Light, Nyta Brooks
Moon in Punarvasu + Krishna Ashtami (8th)
Last evening the moon graced Punarvasu and minutes later, my 97-year-old mother-in-law gently transitioned to her next phase, after-this-life, the mysterious place of perfection.
She spent eight days and nights under the watchful and loving care of Hospice of Huntington, as well as her devoted daughter, Debbie, and the rest of the family as we prayed for her peaceful transition and remembered her for how she walked through this life. No one gets to be 97-years-old without resiliency, grace, and really great body parts.
Of course, as someone connected with the stars, the next thing I do is take a look at the astrology. These past two+ weeks I’ve been lost in time and space which also means I lost my footing in the transiting moon most of this time. I took at look and my heart skipped a beat.
She took her last bow here as the moon entered the very gentle and auspicious celestial realm of Punarvasu.
Punarvasu can be translated in many ways and my favorite is: Return of the Light.
And so it is.
Her light has returned to the Great Light of All That Is.
Other translations, also just as soothing to my soul are:
The Dawn After the Storm or the Long Dark Night.
A symbol of Punarvasu is a magical quiver of arrows, magical because whatever these arrows lunch, there is a return. Also this quiver is always full of arrows.
Each of the 27 sets of stars has an innate power. The power of Punarvasu is the power of life to regenerate and recover itself, enlightening the world with hope and calling in a new dawn.
This is the power to transform dark to light and is connected to the
From delusion lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light;
From death, lead me to immortality.
Om, peace, peace, perfect peace.
In Vedic Astrology, our natal chart, shows how we were stamped by the celestial and astral realms at the time of our first breath and thus what karma we are meant to work on in this particular soul phase as well as what unique purpose we are here to do.
At the time of our last breath, this may give us a hint at what the next phase holds for our loved one, because quite frankly, for us that have passed, that is moot. I find comfort knowing my sweet mother-in-law’s light has returned to the Great Light (which is also the placement of my natal moon).
Moon is our connection line to our soul’s karma.
A year or so ago, I made a playlist with songs I chose that represent the stars. This is the song I chose for Punarvasu:
Jyotisha is the formal name for Vedic Astrology. It is a sanskrit word. Jyoti is The Light. And Jyotisha is the science of how The Light rises in each of us and gives us knowledge to better empower and shine that light.
May you shine brightly, just as Nyta.
🕉🕊❤ Jenn ❤🕊🕉