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5 Important Influences For Upcoming New Moon Cycle

The New Moon of April 26, 2017 (8:16 am) starts an exhilarating cycle of freedom and self-expression. If you have been on the brink of an important decision or hesitating about life’s direction, this new moon cycle gives an encouraging push into uncharted territory. Use this new moon to focus inward and let go of the past. Exciting new ways to fix old problems are emerging. 1. New moons are endings and beginnings of lunar cycles. They allow for fresh starts and free us from the stagnations of the past. This new moon also starts afresh because it falls in the first of the 27 Vedic nakshatras, a section of the sky called Ashwini. Ashwini relates to the energy of the horse and holds great forward momentum. In the weeks to come, innovative ways of seeing the world (and how we move in it) will emerge at a quickening pace. 2. According to Hindu mythology, Ashwini is ruled by a pair of twin brothers born from the union of the sun and the mind. It is said that Sanjana, a female deity who represents the quality of mindfulness, took the form of a horse and birthed the Ashwini twins through each of her nostrils. In the practice of yogic breathing, the nostrils are closely related to the nadis, the central channels for moving prana, or life force, through our bodies. This new moon supports meditative practices of yogic breathing exercises. It’s best to practice these pranayama techniques with