Vahnivasini is the first Goddess connected to the dreaming state of consciousness. Her yearning is to dream and to create, to reflect the light of Divine inspiration into the world and to shine. She wishes to create Her future with Her ability to dream big.
Vahnivasini means “the one, dwelling in fire”. She is the creative fire within us. Passionate nature of rajas guna connects on Panchami tithi with sensitivity and lightness of air element. Being connected with the element of air and planet Jupiter, Vahnivasini is much different from the intense heat of Kameshwari and Her passionate nature. Vahnivasini Devi has much more light, creative and inspired energy. Her tantric name in 64 Yogini Namavali is Shashini – “the swift one”. Like the fire of Goddess Kameshwari increases passion and guna of rajas within us, so the fire of Goddess Vahnivasini is more of a light-giver.
Exeggerated creative powers and sensitivity can also lead, however, to some indecisiveness. Combination of fire, ether and air makes creative powers of this lunar day sometimes a bit too “airy”, to the extent of losing focus on the goal. This is why people born on Panchami tithi can often be a bit of day-dreamers, with strong romantic nature. Sometimes they can be a bit too passive, as well, or overly optimistic. Once they focus on something, however, this is when their creative powers truly flourish. Overcoming the distracting energies of this lunar day and awakening withim themselves focus and concentration (qualities of healthy fire element) on the goal will help them greatly.
Not without a reason Panchami tithi is co-ruled by nagas or Divine serpents. Although those serpents are considered to be in Vedic astrology the keepers of all secrets, hidden assets (and hidden talents), as well as full of creative skill, one of the most prominent quality of all snakes is that they don’t have limbs and they are extremely flexible. They don’t have a definite shape, like other animals have. Similarly people born on Panchami tithi often need some time to find their life’s purpose and to assume their true “shape”. As Panchami is also a gandanta tithi, they may often experience some sort of confusion about their life’s path in the beginning of their life’s journey, as well as may tend to be overly flexible, overly optimistic and… overly dependent on others. Even though they value their freedom a lot and have very clear boundaries, in the beginning of life they sometimes have a tendency to depend more on other’s people’s help than on their own strength.
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