Full Moon August 2020

Sturgeon MoonFor those who live in the northern hemisphere, August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain (North America) were most readily caught during this part of summer. Away from the fish and on to concerns of this day and age, the madding crowd with their empty fears and similar noises can give us much to worry about. However, the planets stand ready for you to take up their energy for positive effect and turn this world around.
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Triptych of Eclipses (Third Part)

eclipsed moonOver the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have experienced three eclipses. The first, on 5-6 June was a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. The second eclipse – on June 21st, was an annular solar eclipse which began in Africa and ended over the Pacific Ocean. The third eclipse of 4-5 July – a penumbral lunar eclipse – will be seen over most of Africa, most of North and South America and Antarctica.
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108 Names of the Moon: Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali #8

Moon - a royal planet

Om satpataye namah – Salutations to the One who is the Lord of truth. The Moon is the presiding deity of the mind; the Moon as Lord of Truth sees and fosters truth everywhere. Truth exists within the human as a guide to action. However, what is seen reflects the seer; much effort must be put in place – with integrity and purity – for the seer to be both the actor on the stage and the messenger of Truth.

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Triptych of Eclipses (Second Part)

Solar eclipseOver the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have three eclipses. The first – on 5-6 June was a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. There will be an annular solar eclipse on June 21 which will start in Africa and finish over the Pacific Ocean. The third eclipse of 4-5 July will sighted over most of Africa, most of north and south America and Antartica.

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Triptych of Eclipses

Full MoonOver the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have three eclipses. The first – on 5-6 June is a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. There is an annular solar eclipse on June 21 which will start in Africa and finish over the Pacific Ocean. The third eclipse of 4-5 July will sighted over most of Africa, most of north and south America and Antarctica. We will consider these eclipses as a Triptych, a three-panel-artwork, over three entries.

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Gayatri Jayanti 2020

Gayatri Maa

Gayatri Jayanti celebrates the manifestation of Goddess Gayatri, who is worshipped as Veda Mata (The Mother of Vedas). In 2020, the date of Gayatri Jayanti is June 1. Scholars also indicate that Sage Vishwamitra first uttered the Gayatri Mantra on the Jyeshtha Shukla Dashami day. And this day is observed as Gayatri Jayanti day.

Gayatri is a universal prayer that is addressed to the immanent and transcendent divine. The Gayatri Mantra is sacred and is considered the mother of the Vedas. It is non-denominational and can be chanted by anyone to illumine the intellect. It can be chanted upon waking, before the midday meal and in the evening – alone or in the company of the goodly and Godly.

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Full Moon June 2020

the fantasy that we might be free of coronavirusSince our last iteration, Coronavirus has continued as a plague on human life on several continents, and there is (curently) social disruption about the value of human life and which lives matter, in one nation. In March of 2020, the Covid-19 aggregated 3015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe. While many may secretly harbour a fantasy that we might be free of this contagion by name coronavirus, the planets indicate patience and perseverance.

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Shani Jayanti – Shani as Remover of Trouble

Saturn and RingsShani Jayanti is marked as the birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani is son of Lord Surya (the Sun) and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday. Shani is the only planet addressed as “divinity” with easwara (God, Lord) in its name. On this occasion of Sharvari Shani Jayanti, we bring you A Hymn to Shani as a Remover of Trouble.
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Full Moon May 2020

Eclipse moon over mountain

Once again we write from lockdown, where the (worldwide) total confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 3,567,001 (up from 95,000 in March 2020), with 50,056 persons critical and intensive care, and we note – with humility – total deceased at 248,312 persons. In March of 2020, the totals were 3015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe. Life is change. One great teacher of humanity says that “Life thrives on Death“. Many observers tell that we cannot and will not go back to life as it was before. Much has changed, more is to come. Here, we look to the Full Moon and the planets for the approaching time.

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Full Moon April 2020

Pink supermoonA pink supermoon greets this time of full moon. We are in times of coronavirus, and the planets indicate restriction, lockdown, curfew, social distancing; all this. Yet, other planets deliver energy that we must learn to manage. We can do best when we chant – internally – “I am the light; I am the love, I am the truth, I AM!

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Jupiter moves to Capricorn – and Coronavirus

Planet JupiterOn this day, in these times of Coronavirus, an important transit has occurred: Jupiter has moved from Sagittarius to Capricorn, which will have significant impact on how this virus is progressing worldwide. Jupiter is a multiplier, an expander; we will see a conjunction which will build resilience, and Jupiter will EXPAND THAT RESILIENCE.

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Full Moon March 2020

Full MoonAt this time of Full Moon in March 2020, the great ‘fear mongering show’ abound the Earth as some claim pandemic, others engage in panic buying of canned good and toilet paper, and so many expose the state of their minds. Whom will the coronavirus strike next? Here, the planets offer some relief, especially for those who seek peace within.
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February 2020 Full Moon

Full Moon at time of CoronavirusThe Full Moon for February will occur on 9 February 2020 in the Moon’s own sign of Cancer. At first impression this seems to be a comfortable, soothing scenario. Glances from other planets indicate otherwise, and tell us of the suffering experienced by individuals worldwide due disaster, viruses and pandemics.

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2020 Lunar Eclipse at Uluru

penumbral lunar eclipseEclipses come in pairs – we last had an eclipse – on Christmas Day in many places in the world – on 26 December which was very unusual for a variety of reasons. A penumbral eclipse of the Moon occurs on Saturday 11 January – at Uluru – which is the solar chakra of the Earth. At maximum eclipse, 90% of the Moon’s disc will be partially shaded by the Earth, which will cause a slight shadow gradient across the face of the Moon.
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Happy New Year (Happy Lots of Patience!)

It is the (Gregorian) New Year this day (1/1/2020) and the start of a new decade. Of course other days and other new years happen with different religions – but it is generally accepted that on the 1st January 2020 it will become a New Year. It is also a leap year.
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