Tonight is the New Moon. And because February is the shortest month of the year that often feels like the longest, I’ve decided to follow the moon cycle of 15 Nityas again. Following this particular cycle in the past has made me more reflective about where I am and where I would like to go in my life. Good contemplative roadmap for winter. This’ll also be an awesome build-up to the yoga retreat I’m hosting in Nicaragua later this month! And it will also make February more… Fancy. And February, for some folks I know, is literally known as “Fancy.” So here’s my fancy offering. And like all of the lists of Goddesses I’ve begun to elaborate here on Tumblr, this list is also a PROCESS of reflection. A map for generative receptivity. And one that literally follows the moon! 

Let’s begin with tonight’s Goddess, Kameshwari:

Kameshwari Nitya : “Empowering Desire” – Her eyes are flirtatious and receptive. Rather than seizing upon her desire she is willing to receive it: not in a state of “getting” but rather allowing. Whatever you desire empowers you when that desire is who you become. Among her possessions is a cup of liquid gems, desires identified – but still moving and pliable. Her other hand is outstretched in a state that is both offering and receiving. The outstretched, empty palm is willing to receive more than what’s already been identified. She is a first taste of seduction. “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

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