Full Moon January 2022

Moon - a royal planetMuch has happened since the last full Moon of December 2021 and the time of Solstice. Venus has gone retrograde, Mercury has recently turned retrograde, Mars has separated from Ketu and moving through the gandanta knot (water to fire sign) in Sagittarius. Karl Sarp yoga continues on and off every fortnight and the festival of Makara Sankranti has passed: the Sun has entered its northern path.
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December 2021 Full Moon and Solstice

huntersThe December Full Moon takes place on Sunday 19 December; the Solstice follows on 22 December. Solstices occur on 20th or 21st June and 21st or 22nd December each year. During summer the day of the solstice is the longest day of the year and during winter the day of the solstice is the shortest day of the year. There are several astrological events at this time.
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Total Solar Eclipse: December 4, 2021

solar eclipseFollowing on from the Partial Lunar Eclipse of November 18-19, we have a Total Solar Eclipse on December 4th (or 5th, depending on your location). Weather permtting, this eclipse will be visible in the southern parts of Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and all of Antarctica.
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November 2021: Full Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse

Partial eclipse
The Full Moon of November 2021 is followed by a partial lunar eclipse three minutes later. Regions seeing – at least, some parts of the eclipse – Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic. This Full Moon and eclipse will take place in Taurus, in the nakshatra of Krittika. The deity of Krittika is Agni, the God of Fire.

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The October 2021 Full Moon

Full moonThis October Full Moon is in Aries and follows on from three planets turning direct from retrograde during this week, and earlier this month. (Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury). The Sun has entered debilitation which may have us feeling somewhat flat at times, and not our usual bon-vivant sparkling personality. Rahu has been ruling the charts in the past few days aspecting all planets. At the time of this full Moon, the Moon and the Sun have moved out of the aspect of Rahu.
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The September Full Moon – the Pisces Full Moon

Full MoonThis 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.
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Sri Ganesha in Vedic Astrology

Sri Ganesha in Vedic AstrologyOn this day of Ganesh Chaturthi, we share one article by an esteemed jyotisha (astrologer). This brilliant article by David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) of Vedanet.com explains the many connections between Lord Ganesha and Vedic astrology. According to the summary of the article, “Along with his indications as one of the main Devatas, giver of wisdom and remover of obstacles, Ganesha has many connections with light, time and Vedic astrology. He can guide through the complications of Vedic astrology, time and karma to the highest inner knowledge. All Vedic astrologers should seek his guidance. All Vedic chart readings should begin with mantras to Ganesha like: OM Ganeshaya Namah! Vedic astrologers should look to Ganesha not just in regard to Ketu, but more so in regard to Jupiter.
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The August Full Moon – the Blue Moon.

The Blue Full MoonWe commence looking at this Full Moon by noticing an oddity, the rising sign is the same for both the Birth chart and the 9th, the Navamsa. The rising sign is Pisces. In Vedic Astrology, we say “vargottama lagna”; this means there is a strong effect of Meena (Pisces), traditionally a signifier of the last things, emotion, water, and perhaps, looking both ways at matters, maybe unsettled at this time. This would apply to all, young and old.
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The Heat is On

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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.

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July 2021 Full Moon – Guru Purnima

ashwina-adhikaThe 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.
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