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.
Full Moon in Mula
Mula Nakshatra is close to the centre of the Galaxy. It has a connection to Nritti, one of the names of the God of Death. As the Moon is afflicted here (aspected by Sun and conjunct Saturn) it might be important to keep in mind that Moon in Mula nakshatra does not signify death (this happens every 29.5 days, so it hardly signifies anything like that) … what is worthy of consideration is the impetus in the mind towards transformation.
As the Moon is conjunct Retrograde Saturn (and normally, this does not augur well for education) it does support that long – slow – journey toward shedding of the ego and taking up selflessness. Where Saturn is retrograde, important lessons are embedded in the psyche, the mind, and a certain acceptance or understanding of change taking place enters awareness on the conscious level: Saturn takes a very long time to bed down changes, and when they are integrated, the job is very well done. A full Moon near the centre of our Universe conjunct Saturn hints that long-standing perceptions of our place in the whole might be in for subtle change, just like the activation of junk DNA: these matters come to awareness slowly.
The Sun is always opposite the Full Moon, and in this case, the Sun is in Ardha nakshatra – ruled by Rahu – ini Gemini, an 8th house placement for the Sun. Ardha nakshatra is a place of intelligence, intelligent conversation and witty repartee. But it is also a place where we might experience some confusion – due the Moon’s entry to the centre of the galaxy and new awareness’s emergent – confusion about the life path, the career path, the place we have in the world. It is important that we remain grounded at these times – for Gemini is an air sign.
At this time, we have seen outer planet Neptune turn retrograde in Aquarius. This particular Neptune retrograde asks us to halt with mass delusions and deceptions (fake news, engineering of moods and national feeling) and turn to face reality. Edward Snowden has recently told in the media that “the people are still powerless (about surveillance) but now they are aware“. Neptune retrograde serves to reveal some of what is true in the larger environment of surveillance, deception by authorities and mass-ignorance of security operations.
Also – at this time of Full Moon – we have Mars station and turn retrograde. This is reminiscent of the actions of Neptune in Aquarius: Exalted (very strong) Mars Retrograde (more energy again) in Capricorn (with Ketu within its orb of influence) (Ketu magnifies the effect of any planet it is conjunct) … makes for a very strong Mars influence on the public mind. Dissension, disturbances in the mass mind, eruptions of mass-emotion and feeling are likely for some. There can also be disturbances in the local environment, in the home, in the workplace, serious disagreements and frustrations make for a challenging time. Physical grounding is necessary – spending energy in sports, taking time off to walk barefooted on the earth, dipping our toes in the ponds and waterways, gardening, working with our hands and keeping out of the kitchen where the heat is far too hot are all indicated. If we don’t take care of ourselves, who will?
grounding ourselves is good for our well-being
Full Moons are times when strong and plentiful energy floods the Earth. This energy, directed by the Full Moon – may be taken and used for benefit. Hence, the Hierarchy offer us the choice to harness energies for planetary benefit by doing group meditation and directing energy in the form of love, light or healing, wherever there is a need. There have been many places experiencing disturbances on Earth in the past month. A prolonged cold in Peru has claimed 600 lives; destructive floods have touched Acra, Ghana and Texas. The Monsoon has hit hard in India and Bangladesh with many rendered homeless. Tennis ball (and baseball sized) hailstones have struck in parts of the USA. The Kilauea fissures continue to emit magma and Krakatoa has recorded a fresh eruption. There is much disturbance on the Earth at this time … … all these places – and many others – benefit from Full Moon Meditation, and sending of light, healing and love.
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.
Black Hole Meditation
Reply: Go inside in any given cell. Choose any one cell and concentrate on it.
Question: Can I take a cell in my knee, for instance?
Reply: Yes, cellular consciousness is one and the same in every cell of your body and Atmic consciousness is one and the same in every cell on earth. Visualise a schematic picture of the cell. Take an ellipse form, and realise that this ellipse is infinitesimally smaller than the one you visualise. Now visualise in the cell, space as you know it – the universe with all its stars and planets. Then visualise in that space an infinitely small point, turned upon itself.
Question: A sort of black hole?
Reply: Yes, a sort of black hole, but then one which gives energy. That is the Atma-point. Visualise the Atma-point in each cell as a reversed black hole – as the source of everything.
Comment: When I close my eyes and try it, I see a black sky with stars and one tiny point from which energy gushes up as a sort of fountain.
Reply: Go now to a cell of your throat.
Question: The space there is much lighter. It is as if the sun is shining there.
Reply: You have arrived at the throat-chakra. In essence each cell in itself is a power-station of energy. But in the chakras there is a large assembly of energies.
From now on do this exercise at the end of each morning and evening meditation. That is the way to unity. Try to do it as often as possible. You can do it more often if you feel like it. It is always possible; in any place, at any time, during any activity.
It is not about your knee though, or about your throat or any other body-part. It is about each individual cell, which is enormously magnified in order to visualise it, but which you know to be infinitesimally smaller.
You may also concentrate on the atoms in the cells. For what you really concentrate on is neither cell nor atom. You use these ideas as metaphors for what it is really about. It is really about the Atma, which is in every atom, in every cell, in every being. The Atma is the all-penetrating force which cannot be expressed in an earthly substance, but which gives existence to all that is.