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Hemant Ritu, Scorpio Birth Sign and Gemstones - November Month

We now feel the first "cooler" temperatures of pre winter warning us of the coming of winter in all its fullness. It is now November, so what does November have in store for us, what does it have to offer?

  • the zodiac sign of Scorpio (western astrology) or Vrishchika (Vedic astrology) has entered and made its home.

  • the Hemant ritu (pre-winter season) in India is a very special. this year it is the season to celebrate Diwali, festival of lights on 4 November 2021

  • the natural world is prominently showing that the yellows and golds of autumn are loosing their intensity, and giving over to more of the bright whiteness in all its tones be it blues, reds, purples, greens, but all these are either foggy and mirky or clear and crisp

  • November month birth gemstone is citrine or topaz in the modern calendar.

collage with zodiac scorpio sign next to pre-winter himalaya scene
scorpio sign next and pre-winter himalayas

Hemant ritu is the season of festivals and fullness and all of India is in celebrating mode;

Dhantaras - when Laxmi is the goddess of attention and her blessings are sought

girls lighting diyas for diwali
diwali festival of lights

Diwali - festival of diyas or lights and the sound of beating drums and Indian brass instruments is in the air. Diwali is the festival of merriment and joy, and a celebration of good over evil

Bhai Dooj, sisters perform the Tika ceremony and pray for the prosperity and long life of their brothers. This is a unique Hindu/Vedic festival which celebrates the relationship that exists between a brother and sister. Each will always be there for the other no matter what happens.

Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birthday of Guru Nanak, who is also the first Sikh Guru is a most sacred festival to the followers of Sikh traditions.

Hemant ritu is the prelude to the winter solstace, when the sun travels the shortest path through the sky resulting in it being the shortest day in the year.

Those born under the zodiac sign of scorpio (Vrishchika in Vedic system) are born in the season of Hemant Ritu.

zodiac sign scorpio
scorpio (vedic Vrischik) zodiac sign

Scorpian characteristics:

  • driven

  • dedicated

  • loyal

  • energetic

  • action-oriented

  • fearless

  • tenacious

  • thoughtful

  • determined

  • eloquent

  • focused

  • devoted

  • patient

  • ambitious

  • passionate

However if you pushed your luck this same scorpio individual can be hard headed, intolerant and ruthless. Scorpians are incredibly active and intuitive but they hate being in the limelight so they are always working in the background. So in the case of the Bond movie, No Time to Die, Daniel Craig would definitely not be a scorpian!

In Vedic astrology, Mangal or the planet Mars, the dry fiery red planet is the main player in the lives of scorpions. His influence will enhance the positive or negative traits. There are many mythologies surrounding Mangal, one of which says that he is the son of Bhumi, the Earth Goddess and Vishnu, born when he raised her from the depths of water in Varaha avatar.

natural red coral
natural red coral

Red coral is the gemstone associated with Mangal. It is said that natural red coral set in copper will enhance your wellbeing and joy. But a question to ask. Today coral is rare and endangered in its native home. So giving up the red coral and leaving it in its natural home, does that selfless act not enhance your wellbeing in itself?

Instead of red coral what about using an alternative such as a yellow sapphire or a red ruby set in copper?

In Vedic astrology, it is often recommended to wear yellow sapphire or a red ruby alongside red coral set in copper.

rubies, yellow sapphire and copper bracelet
rubies, yellow sapphire and copper bracelet

Scorpios, like their celestial spirit animal, the scorpio, lie in wait and strike when least expected. This is not meant to imply that scorpios are bad and have underhand intentions, it simply means they wait and strike at the right time, usually when least expected! Smart!

Go out into this hemant ritu, pre-winter season, feel the crispness and clearness of the air, it is intoxicating.

If you are just at the start of your curiosity of gems and crystals, start with a quartz crystal and put it on your desk, or by your bedside, or have it sitting on your book shelf. Remember a piece of quartz chip powers your computer so what can it do sitting next to you?

Credit & Talent

Thank you to all the talent below which made this post so good!

Image 1 - Hemant ritu - my image

Image 1 - scorpio graphic - Peter Lomas - Pixabay

Image 2 - diwali from wiki

Image 3 - scorpio sign - 13smok - pixabay

Image 4 - red coral - Holger Grybsch - Pixabay

Image 5 - ruby ganesh & copper bangle - UNICEF Market,

yellow sapphire - Terra Connoisseur - Yavorskyy

Imge 6 - White quartz - my own images

Inspiring article - https://vedicfeed.com

Inspiring article - https://www.allure.com

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