|Color of the day: Lavender
Incense of the day: Lily
Today celebrates Vishnu, the Hindu protector of creation and preserver of the cosmic order. It is said that Vishnu sleeps on the coils of the serpent-headed god, the universe unfolding from Vishnu's dream. When there's disorder in the universe, Vishnu awakens and battles the forces of chaos. Light a blue candle for Vishnu on your altar. Think about what is out of balance in your life. Perhaps you have too little time for creative pursuits or perhaps you need more money. Write your need on a slip of paper, then hollow out an unripe pumpkin and put your wish inside. This is the traditional means of asking a boon of Vishnu. When the pumpkin turns soft, thank the god and bury the pumpkin in the ground.