The Significance of Fall Navaratri
The Fall Navaratri comes this year between two powerful full moon cycles: the Harvest Moon on September 10th and the Hunter's Moon on October 9th.
The Goddesses, who in yogic mythology are beginning their long deep sleep through the cold winter months, are called forth again to celebrate the life of all things. We celebrate the change of seasons, the fall harvest of our lives, we celebrate our own possibilities and we pray for these possibilities to come forth into our life.
We plant the seeds of this as we go into the deep stillness of winter with determination that what we will reap what we have sown and with the understanding that the future consequences of our lives are inevitably shaped by our thoughts, goals, habits and actions today!
Each of the Nine forms of the Goddess has unique meaning and significance in our lives.
It is tradition to read from the sacred text, The Devi Mahatmyam during this time of year. A text which contains much analogy of how to live a sacred, healthy and spiritual life NOW!