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Cross-Quarter Celebration November 7th


The astronomical cross-quarter moment is Wednesday November 7th, 2018 at 11:18 UTC. (See to learn more.) Please join us to celebrate this midpoint between the September equinox and the December solstice.

A synchronous global meditation takes place on Wednesday 7 November 2018 from 11:00-11:30 UTC (3:00-3:30 am PST). Watch or listen to our recorded meditation here, or you can plan to meditate on your own through the minute of the cross-quarter (11:18 UTC).

This cross-quarter is celebrated in different ways in diverse traditions. It is connected with Samhain, Halloween and the Day of the Dead. It is also around the time of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights (they coincide this year on Nov 7th).


Please participate in the global Novasutras meditation during the exact moment of the cross-quarter, if feasible.  If you’re interested in celebrating this global event, a pre-recorded guided meditation specific to this cross-quarter will be posted soon (or you can join by meditating for peace and loving-kindness on your own Wednesday 7 November 2018  through 11:18 UTC / 3:18 am PST).

Map showing day and night parts of the world
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:18:00 UTC

At 11:18 UTC on the 7th November 2018, the sun will be directly overhead at Latitude: 16° 20′ South, Longitude: 6° 25′ East. This is in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa (near the border of Angola and Namibia). At that time, you are invited to face toward the sun, and meditate on agaya and ubuntu, so that people all around the world will focus their attention and wishes for global loving-kindness at the same time.

Help spread the word – tell your friends, share on social media, and help us grow the Novasutras movement.

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