Saturday, December 3, 2022

Nilapataka - Goddess of Celestial Power

Follow the moon with me.  Tonight’s Moon Phase Goddess is named Nilapataka. She is the Nitya of Celestial Power.

Have you examined the stars in the night sky lately? The celestial realm is place of immense power and self-recognition. The most intimate parts of our human nature that we long to reconnect with are found in distant stars, dust clouds, and nebulae. They contain the chemical elements that formed the Earth and our bodies. Remember that you are made of star-stuff, and you are created in the image of the Divine.  It’s time to start looking up to the heavens for answers.

Learn more about the Moon Phase Goddess with these tools available at

Moon Phase Goddess Cards

Nitya Shakti Oracle Deck

Friday, December 2, 2022

Nitya - Goddess of Eternal Presence

Follow the Moon with me this Lunar Month.  Tonight’s Moon Phase Goddess is named Nitya. She is the Goddess of Eternal Presence.

Everything is always changing. Change is the nature of life. Because no single moment can last, it is important to live your life fully and with complete awareness. 

The promise of eternity is achieved by the knowledge that we are a part of the universe and the universe is part of us. We have and always will be here now!

Moon Phase Goddess Cards

Nitya Shakti Oracle Deck

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Thursday, December 1, 2022



Follow the Moon with me!

Tonight’s Moon Goddess is named Kulasundari. She is the Nitya of Inner-Knowing.

Inner-knowing is the recognition that the universe outside of us and the universe inside of us are the same. With this knowledge, we can trust that our lives are not arbitrary, and instead, we are cosmically guided.

It’s time for you to follow your intuition, feelings, and dreams. 

Believe that your inner-knowing is more powerful than your conscious mind. 

Your steps have been Divinely ordered. 

Be receptive!

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Thursday, November 24, 2022


 Rudra Gayatri I

Om tatpurushaya vidmahe

Mahadevaya Dheemahi

Tanno Rudrah Prachodyat

Surya Gayatri

Om Adityaya Vidmahe

Sarasrakiranya Dheemahi

Tanno Bhanuh Prachodyat

Sarasvati Gayatri

Om Vagdevyai Cha Vidmahe

Kamapradayi Dheemahi

Tanno Devi Prachodyat

Sakti Gayatri

Om Sarvasammohinyai Vidmahe

Visvajananyai Dheemahi

Tanno Saktih Prachodyat

Kalika Gayatri

Om Kalikayai Vidmahe

Smasanavasinyai Dheemahi

Tanno Aghora Prachodyat

Other Mantras

Om Sri Kalikayai Namaha

Om Sri Tripura-Sundaryai Namaha

Yoga Darshana Quotes - pp 52-3

 As Asana is help in Pranayama, so is Pranayama a help in Pratyahara.

As the rider on a horse would control its movements by operating the reins which he hold in his hands. the yogi controls the senses by the practice of Pratyahara.

Only when we wake from a dream we learn what happened to us in the dream, and now when we are in the dream.

Pratyahara may be said to constitute the frontiers of Yoga. When one practices Pratyahara one is almost on the border line of the infinite, and here one has super physical sensations.

The Moon Deity's Prayer for Protection

The Moon Deity's Prayer for Protection  from the Canda Partita  

Thus have I heard:

On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi, at Jetavana at Anathpindika's monastery. At that time Candima, the moon deity, was seized by Rahu, lord of Asura. Thereupon calling to mind the Blessed One, Candima, the moon deity, recited this stanza:

i. "O Buddha, the Hero, thou art wholly free from all evil. My adoration to thee. I have fallen into distress. Be thou my refuge."

Thereupon the Blessed One addressed a stanza to Rahu, Lord of Asuras, on behalf of Candima, thus:

ii. "O Rahu, Candima has gone for refuge to the Tathagata, the Consummate One. Release Candima. The Buddhas radiate compassion on the world (of beings)."

Thereupon Rahu, Lord of Asuras, released Candima, the deity, and immediately came to the presence of Vepacitta, Lord of Asuras, and stood beside him trembling with fear and with hair standing on end. Then Vepacitta addressed Rahu in this stanza.

iii. "Rahu. Why did you suddenly release Candima? Why have you come trembling, and why are you standing here terrified?"

iv. "I have been spoken to by the Buddha in a stanza (requesting me to release Candima). If I had not released Candima my head would have split into seven pieces. While yet I live, I should have had no happiness. (Therefore I released Candima)."



S. i. 50.

School Butterflies in the DR


These lovely girls made butterflies for my elementary school set.