Full Moon – May 2019

Full Moon at the end of the roadThe Full Moon for May 2019 is the Vesak Full Moon, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha. Other festivals for this day are Vaishakha Purnima, Anvadhan and Kurma Jayanti. Divine inner light is strong at this time and meditation is beneficial.

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Full Moon – April 2019

The Full Moon for April 2019 is also Good Friday. We look to the various nakshatras with this Full Moon, and attend to human energy in all its manifestations – for full moon times are times of maximum energy in the mind. In Vedanta, the Moon is the presiding deity of the mind.

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Full Moon – March 2019

At this time, there is a special equinox as it will also occur around the Full Moon which will culminate less than four hours after the equinox. There are many sacred festivals – Hinduism has Holi, the Sikhs celebrate Hola Mohalla, the Baha’i’s celebrate their new year – Naw Ruz, and the Jewish faith observes Purim. In the secular arena, March 21st is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is also a time of inner challenge, and that challenge points – highlighted by 5 weak planets, urge us all toward managing the mind and our thoughts.

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Full Moon February 2019

The February 2019 Full Moon comes at a time when the Earth is experiencing heavy rains, storms, flash flooding, mudslides and dam breakages or overflows, causing much destruction and loss of life. It behoves us to attend to the energies surrounding us and to use our talents for the welfare of mankind instead of focussing on our troubles …

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Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse 20-21 January

The first lunar eclipse of the year occurs at the Moon’s ascending node in Cancer. This eclipse, visible in North and South America, the western most parts of Europe and Africa will occur on the evening of 20-21 January 2019. It will be a full lunar eclipse, which some are calling a Blood Wolf Moon. The southern half of the Moon will appear much darker than the northern half.

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Full Moon December 2018

The December Full Moon comes close to celebration of Christmas and is even closer to the Summer Solstice event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is very rare for a full moon to occur on the same day as the Solstice. Nonetheless, the Solstice Full Moon reflects the Divine Will for all on Earth.

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Full Moon, November 2018

The November 2018 Full Moon occurs late afternoon of 23 November 2018 – in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a time of intensity and spiritual challenges. These challenges lead to the human transformation in the process we call Ascension.

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Full Moon, October 2018

A full moon occurs early morning of 25 October 2018 – in the Southern Hemisphere. The Full Moon occurs in a dharma house and ushers in new paradigms of belief. The planets stand ready to assist this translation to the energies of Ascension.

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Full Moon, August 2018

A full moon occurs late evening on 26 August 2018, on what is called Shravana Purnima. This full moon occurs in Shatabhisha nakshatra, the asterism of the ruler of the oceans, Varuna. This occasion also has a number of festivals: Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan, and Gayatri Jayanti (birthday of Gayatri Maa).

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Full Moon, 28 July 2018

A full moon occurs on the morning of 28 July 2018. This full moon will be called a Blood Moon and it will be eclipse moon. It comes at at time of a number of events occurring, including the approach of Mars – nearest to the Earth since 2003.

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Full Moon, 28 June 2018

A full moon occurs mid-afternoon of 28 June 2018. This full moon occurs in Mula nakshatra, which is very close to the centre of the galaxy. It is known that the Grand Central Sun of our galaxy is a dark star (Sagittarius A). What is not so well known is that dark stars are expressions of the paramjyothi, the highest light. There is a meditation to this effect.

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2018 Winter Solstice

A solstice is an event occurring when the Sun appears to reach its most northerly or southerly excursion relative to the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. Two solstices occur annually, around June 21 and December 21. The seasons of the year are determined by reference to both the solstices and the equinoxes. In the Southern Hemisphere, the winter solstice for 2018 will occcur at 8:07pm on the evening of June 21st.

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Full Moon, 29 May 2018

A full moon occurs on the early morn of 30 May 2018. This full moon occurs in an extra (intercalary) month by name Adhik Jyestha, and is devoted to Lord Krishna. The name Jyestha comes from the nakshatra the moon occupies at the time of full moon. It is a time of celebration (for Buddhists) and a time of emotional challenge, for some.

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Yama – Dharmaraja

There is the Hindu deity Yama, mostly known – and feared – as the God of Death: Yama, the god who judges the souls at the end of life. His other name is Dharmaraja, and he is called Lord of Justice, said to be rightly judging souls for their accumulated deeds on Earth. Said to be blue in colour, he rides a he-buffalo, and holds a rope and a stick (danda).

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