The Creative Source of the All speaks through many instruments – past, present and future – yes, instruments from the future speak to us. (This is not new. Think of the Wingmakers material.) The Source of the All shares with us that Full Moons are times of plentiful energy placed at our disposal to use for the welfare of our world, in Hinduism – Loka sevanam – service to the world. So we look to the energies of our June Full Moon and what the needs of our home – Mother Earth – are at this time.
Here Moola is ruled by Prajapati, the Creator, who also rules Rohini nakshatra. This gives Mula a more creative energy. Moola means root. It gives the root of progeny or strong creative powers, somewhat like Rohini nakshatra. In the negative sense in the Vedas, Moola ruled by Nirriti – goddess of destruction – who takes away the foundation of life. In this usage, foundation is the reliance on material things to deliver the good things of life. For spiritual seekers, attachment to materiality (possessions, habits, domicile and workplace) have to fall by the wayside. One has to be in the world but not affected. Sama drishti rules here: one sees life with the same eyes, with the same balance and detachment, despite the ups and downs of life.
This placement in the Mula nakshatra – although weak – is spoiled by the presence of malefic planets in conflict to one another. The first spoilage comes from the Rahu-Ketu Axis which is malefic in nature; the second spoilage comes from conflict between Saturn and Ketu. The third spoilage is the opposition of Mars and Rahu in the 7th house. Mars and Rahu tend to promote impulsive and erratic behaviour. This combination can sometimes produce accidents, sudden outbursts of anger, and other types of unexpected events.
On the other hand, Saturn and Ketu may be in a tryst of maddening slowness, sensory inner heat in the kitchen (Ketu behaves like Mars and is fire in a fire sign!) and one may be unable to tell exactly what the cause of inner desuetude is. The real cause is Moon in gandanta in Sagittarius – the place where the gordian knot is applied to the mind; opportunities exist for advancement but hidden weakness prevents take-up of opportunities on hand. Ketu rules this place. There may be careful masking of hidden weaknesses or Achilles heel in life. (An Achilles’ heel or Achilles heel is a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, idiomatic references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common.)
The next issue to consider is Kedara Yoga, all planets in four signs. Normally given to speaking truth, possessing prosperity and wealth, this yoga is challenged by the presence of malefic planets may fail to yield its benefits. Venus is in the 6th house, malefic, in Rohini nakshatra. Here, Venus may be creative in the arts, in gardening, in earth-related occupations and relaxations. Venus in Rohini points to groundedness in creative pursuits. On the other hand, Jupiter is in the 12th from the Moon. The results may be growth and expansion of spiritual guidance; an expansive imagination, in the midst of much restriction, hospitalisation, and like recurring deprivations. One must not give false testimony.
This full moon is a bit of a mixed bag, and somewhat represents the overheated condition of Mother Earth. There are many in denial of climate change, and there is insufficient action being taken. It is told that parts of the Arctic have risen by 4°C and that it is losing 10,000 tonnes of ice per minute. What will it take for all of us to care for Mother Earth?
The Navamsha (the 9th harmonic) represents our spiritual progress, the spouse (or those who become our life-partner) and indicates the life-path and activities for those over age 48, having entered the final half of life. In the navamsha for this Full Moon of June 2019, the Moon is in Bharani nakshatra – the nakshatra of the goddess, and celebrating the festivals of the goddess. Translated to the tasks of the second half of life, this full moon is related to the discovery and honouring of the inner feminine within – the soul, which, in depth psychology, is the anima, the feminine who leads us on to salvation or moksha.
The deity of Bharani nakshatra is Yama, often called the God of Death (here, transformation). What is not often recalled, is that Yama is the God of dharma, that is, actions infused with right conduct. Dharma, right-conduct, is the foundation of the universe and all that upholds the universe and human life. The transformation Yama offers is desire toward right conduct, that need or desire that leads us to true humanness.
The Full Moon is 180° from the Sun, in opposition to the Sun, which is in Tula, debilitated, and in a Rahu led nakshatra, Swati. Swati is ruled by the Wind-god, Vayu, whose son is Hanuman, the servant of the Lord Kosala, Sri Rama. The wind can be fierce, the wind can be calm and gentle. There is a somewhat ameliorating 9th aspect from Jupiter, suggesting that upon taking time and being calm, much greater calm is on offer to this Sun. The debilitated Sun seeks relationships, partnerships and relationships in the world. Desire is weakened by the debilitated Sun, thus providing opportunity to lend energy to where it might be best utilised – in loka sevanam – service to the world. And when this is done with calm and gentleness, this is where the benefit is most for the world and all who live within her, on her, and above her in the akashic realms.
Full Moon Meditation
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.
As the Full Moon is in Mula Nakshatra – the location of the Supermassive Black Hole of our Universe, it is meet and fitting to have the Black Hole Meditation for this month:
Black Hole Meditation
Question: How do I turn within?
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.