This coming Full Moon on 10 August – called a ‘super moon’ on account of perigee (closest to Earth) which will occur on 10 August. As the Hierarchy – in the messages of Cosmic Sai Baba, Jalarm and Alcheringa – recommends meditation on full moon days, we offer a reflection on this coming “super moon” and the astrological significance surrounding this.
Super Moon is a new term coined to capture the sense of the moon being larger than normal. A super moon is a new or full moons closely coinciding with perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth in its orbit. People are now calling them supermoons. The name supermoon was coined by an astrologer over 30 years ago. It was popularized and came to be the accepted term for most people only in the past few years. Are supermoons hype? No, for they can cause real physical effects, such as larger-than-usual tides. The year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. The next Super moon is on August 10 of this year. This will be a Full Moon Night.
The Hierarchy have advised us that the times of the Full Moon are times when energy is magnified, and multiplied. Groups sitting together in meditation on peace, harmony, goodwill towards all have a manifold affect on the energies surrounding our planet when they do this on the Full Moon day. If it is not possible to do so on the actual day, then, we have been told, the day before or the day after will also serve as days of excellence in sending out positive harmony, peace and helpful energies to all places on our Earth.
Meditating on light can raise the level of light within the individual. Meditating on light for our home, Planet Earth, can raise the level of light in places where this is needed. For LIGHT can be, as you know when you turn on a light in a room it has different voltages in different countries – in some countries it is brighter – sometimes it is darker. In a way, the Light in each individual on this Earth is the same. Sometimes it is brighter and sometimes it is darker. Such meditation is always of help to others.
A meditation on light is available on this website, here (opens in new window)
Another helpful form of group activity on Full Moon days is calling on the Angels, the Spirit Guides, the Star Beings of the Hierarchy, and the different Divinities – for all are but different forms of the one substance we may call GOD – and calling upon them for help. All prayers are answered; all prayers for the Good of All are responded to. It is well known that Divinity in its different names and forms takes the energies of devotion to God, the prayers, the offerings of Love, Harmony, Peace, Light and distribute this to places where it is needed around the Earth. Such meditations and prayers can also be offered on Full Moon days. Many prayers hail the Lord – or God – as a God of Mercy and Compassion. Compassion makes no difference between those who suffer and those who cause that suffering. Compassion is for all and such mercy offered in our prayers and meditation goes out for the Good of the All.
The full moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth, in occupation of opposite signs of the zodiac. As we follow the Vedic (Indian) astrology, then this month’s full Moon is in Capricorn, while the Sun (along with Jupiter, Venus and Mercury) are all in the Moon’s sign of Cancer. The nakshatras (houses of the moon) involved in this full Moon are Dhanishta for the Moon and Ashlesha for the Sun. Dhanishta is ruled by Mars, and the full Moon will also be receiving a planetary aspect from Mars, currently positioned in Libra. The Sun will be in Ashlesha, ruled by Mercury and accompanied by Mercury. This brings Mars’ power as a support for the already strong Moon, who is helped by Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, (which is presently exalted in Libra). This is a most powerful Moon. A Super Moon, as the sky gazers do say.
Some unusual Crop Circles were brought into being by the star-peoples during July. These seemed to refer to conjunctions of the Moons of Jupiter, along with the very-close bypass of Mars by Comet Rosetta. This crop circle resembles the Stellarium, and pre-indicated the solar coronal mass ejection in the form of a spiral on that day. The significance of this crop circle lies in the conjunctions of the moons of Jupiter causing an effect on the Sun, which is influenced (see Barycenter on Wikipedia) in its orbit by the great mass of Jupiter. As the Earth is on the other side of the Sun, and the Moon is on the other side of the Earth during this Full Moon day, we may yet see a further impact during this full moon.
In the spiritual division (D9) of the horoscope – at the time of this full moon – we find that Atmakaraka (significator of the Soul) Saturn is in trine to Moon and Venus, who are conjunct in Leo, which is ruled by the Sun. Saturn is the disciplinarian, Sun represents the personality and Moon is the presiding deity of the Mind. It is a time of bringing the mind and ego under the control of self-discipline and pursuing spiritual goals. The presence of Venus (opposed to the Moon) under trine influence of Saturn is hampered in fulfilment of earthy desires and the fire of concupiscence (the desire for sexual intimacy – fed by the Sun and the fire sign of Leo) and with discipline of the Mind (Moon), is transmuted to selfless love for the Good of the All. Due exaltation of Jupiter and Saturn with Ketu in the spiritual home of Pisces, there is time, now, for munificent spiritual benefits for all, if individuals and groups were to set aside time for meditation, offered for the Good of the All. This is the beginning of our path home to world harmony, cooperation, understanding and peace.
Full Moon at the end of the road
Note that Rahu (north node of the Moon) will be aspecting the Moon while it is in Capricorn. Rahu clouds the mind, causing moments of doubt and confusion. Best resolution is to stick to the plan for the day and remain calm and detached should any plan or anything goes awry.
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