This Full Moon comes at a time where many regions on Earth have been hit by multiple natural and biological disasters, while climate change has continued to warm the world, exacerbating the impacts. While the turbulence of this world of maya, illusion, seeks to afflict the mind, the path forward shown by the planets is one of steadiness, looking within and following the inner guidance.
At the present time, we have four planets in Leo, and Sun will join shortly. Venus will move to a much cooler environment in Virgo. As a sign that matters are heating up, the United Nations Climate Change working party have released their latest report, telling that humanity has to take action on climate change. We look to the planets.
The July Full Moon of 2021 will be on occasion of Guru Purnima, sometimes called Vyasa Purnima, the occasion when Sage Vyasa completed dictation of the Bhagavad Gita to Ganesha. It is an occasion without blemish. Guru Purnima is also celebrated by Buddhists in the honour of Gautama Buddha to commemorate the day when Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The time of eclipses has passed us by, and the June Full Moon is in Sagittarius, in the nakshatra of Mula, the galactic centre. The solstice passed by several days ago, Jupiter is retrograde and finally moving after station, and has much effect and multiplying of energies at this time.
Shani Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Shani, one of the Planets, made its appearance on Earth. In 2021, the date of Shani Jayanti is June 10. Shani is feared by many people as Shanaishchara has the capacity to create malefic influence on the horoscope and thus in their lives. This is simply Shani following his task and handing out karma as selected by the individual for the current lifetime. Shani follows dharma. Nothing more, nothing less.
In June 2021, two weeks after the total lunar eclipse on May 26, some locations in Russia, Greenland, and Canada will see a “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse. If the weather permits it, locations in the United States, China, Mongolia, and Northern Europe will see a partial solar eclipse. This eclipse is conjunct a combust and retrograde Mercury, and Rahu. Mars is debilitated at this time, and Saturn is retrograde.
The next Full Moon in the month of May will – at the maximum time of Full Moon – will be fully hidden and eclipsed at the same time, on 26 May 2021. This particular full Moon is called a Super Full Moon (it is closer to the Earth) and a Blood Moon (it is a total lunar eclipse).
The Solar New Year in Vedanga occurs when the Sun enters Aries. This has various calculations, depending on where one lives in India and which calendar is in force. For many, it is Ugadi, or the day before, or the day after. We will take the day after Ugadi (when the Sun enters Aries at Uluru), which we have been advised, is now raised to the 5th Dimension.
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism. It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (Ganges-Yamuna Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to atonement, penance for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins. Approximately 50 and 30 million people attended the Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 and Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 respectively to bathe in the holy river Ganges, making them the largest peaceful gathering events in the world. In 2021 the Kumbh Mela will be held in Hardiwar.
During the month of February 2021, there will be six (seven if we add Pluto) planets in Capricorn, making February a bit of an unbalance, lop-sided month, a month when we all have to take care to travel carefully and not run into bother, upsets and disappointment. Patience and Care of Self are the words to travel with in February 2021.
The January 2020 Full Moon occurs on 28/29 January (depending on your location on our planet). The Full Moon will be in Cancer, which is the home of the Moon and thus heralds an emotional tide for the forthcoming month, strong feelings under the influence of Mars, Saturn, Sun and Venus. This dutiably influenced Moon brings both comfort and a heightened self-control in the forthcoming month, function of aspects from Sun and Saturn, and Saturn ruled nakshatras.
Makara Sankranti is celebration of the entry of the Sun into Capricorn. In India, it is the entry of the Sun, (Surya) into zodicac sign called Makara, hence, it is called Makara Sankranti. This festival marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. It is a day of celebration, the commencement of harvest, and special foods are prepared (pongal) and gifts are exchanged – sometimes, the gifting of idols to family and friends. It is important to feed people on this day, as the gifts of the Earth belong to all. Makara Sankranti 2021 date is January 14.
The Full Moon of December 2020 brings in its wake attention from Rahu and Mercury, the transit of Pluto into Capricorn where it joins conjunct Saturn and Jupiter. The effect of Pluto on this conjunction is considered, along with aspects of the two Rahu nakshatras which the Moon occupies in the Birth Chart and the Navamsha. Annapurna Jayanti (birth of the Goddess of Food) occurs on Full Moon day, also. As this is the time of the release of higher energies to the earth at the solstice, we give one Meditation at Uluru.
The unsettled energy from the 29 November eclipse follows on to the 14/15 December 2020 Total Solar Eclipse, visible in the Southern Pacific, south of South America and the Southern Atlantic oceans, reaching over to the edge of South Africa. Small parts of South Africa will see a partial solar eclipse. This eclipse takes place in Scorpio, the sign of transformation. We may anticipate transformation will come to us and our nations, leading toward the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.