New Moon | Chandra | Hindu deity of the moon

New Moon

New Moon

Current Moon Waxing Crescent after new moon calculator-dot-com

Current Moon Waxing Crescent after new moon calculator-dot-com

Today itsa new moon in Sagittarius. I trimmed my hair, as planned by the lunar calendar.

I happened to have open on my desktop a wikipedia description about Chandra. I had looked up Indian names, of the East, and picked this one ‘randomly’. Then I had then googled the name and subsequently had this file open on my desktop.

It was today, December 3rd, 2013, ironically on the New Moon, that I decided to read it. Chandra is a Hindu moon deity; Chandra is the father of Buddha. A young, beautiful and fair, two-armed deity with his four arms stretched out, in one of his hands a club, in another, a lotus flower.



In Vedic astrology, Chandra represents the brain and mind, emotions, sensitivity, softness, imagination, queen and mother.

He, yes he, rides in a chariot across the night sky every night, pulled by ten white horses. He is also called Rajanipati (lord of the night) and Kshuparaka (one who illuminates the night).

Hindu lunar deity Chandra

Hindu lunar deity Chandra


About carolkeiter
Aspiring writer, artist, musician and composer who was born and raised in the United States and has resided in several European countries. Communication is my forte; both through using various tools and in approaching people of divers backgrounds to gather information. Speak conversational - advanced intermediate - French, German and Spanish. Love interacting with people in cultural centers as much as going to remote places to learn more about the different creatures that share our planet. Love of the outdoors and of a variety of outdoor sports. Driven to learn and expand my own consciousness and understanding through curiosity and love of life. Creative skills merge with analytical ones, leading to an interest in a myriad of topics; ranging from politics, economics, science to environmental. Motivated to use my art, music and writing to support and educate people towards humane practices that support and respect all of life, including practices supporting a healthy planet.

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