Mars - a planet with a very powerful influence (I know as I am strongly affected by it according to my jyotish chart! hence I make a point of paying my respect to the mangala yantra on my shrine every Tuesday)
The Moon - eternally beautiful, enigmatic.
RED Mars + WHITE Moon against BLACK Night
Black - Blue Black - deep Prussian Blue - one of my favourite colour in painting...the colour of Kali!
May this sky be auspcious to all those who took the time to raise their head on this cold wintery night of January.
This is a couple of shots that I tried to take with my broken camera, they are shaky and Mars looks more purple than red... but I still like them!
This morning I was reading one of my books when a couple of words caught my attention and then became the title of my new poem. The energy unfolded from within me and I started writing these lignes which I would like to share because we ALL have been there. If only I could write a poem each morning upon rising!
Secrecy of the womb Warm, moist & fragrant is my world,
What a great way to start the New Year with a Blue Moon!. I had a very nice celebration, and although I went to bed well past 3am, I was still up quite early and spent January 1st all day in my studio, feeling inspired and energized, drawing, painting and listening to a lot of Spanish music.. it did remind me of my flamenco years. As I drove home in the evening, I moticed the moon for a split second between two rows of houses and couldn't believe its size and the intensity of its light! I even thought for a moment that I was having a vision, but later it appeared again, bright and full, beautiful and magical!... Once in a blue moon... indeed it is.. as the last time we had 13 moons in a year AND on New Year's eve, it was over 20 years ago... Back home I took a few photos as it was shining bright and high, right in front of the window of my sitting room. I felt it as auspicious as well as the beginning of new directions, renewed energy and healing. This year I would like to passionately follow my artistic and spiritual paths as ONE, paint at the feet of Ganga Devi, walks the streets of Kashi, learn sandhya-bhasa and meditate on the blue Hill..
kāmākhyāṁ kāmasampanāṁ kāmeśvarīṁ harapriyāṁ I kāmanāṁ dehi me nityaṁ kāmeśvarī namostute II
Artist and Mystic traveller......................
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