We 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.
Now we come to the Sun: the Sun in the sixth house renders the personality, the “face to the world”, what everyone sees of us. The sixth house is for doing service, and is also the realm of enemies, the warrior, surgery and illness. At this time, the sixth house is Leo, the home of the Sun. Here, the Sun has additional strength, moolatrikona. Moolatrikona renders a quite dignity, a moral certainty to the personality. Sometimes we don’t have to yell what the right thing is, sometimes, sotto voce, soft voice has a greater effect.
Mars here is having a good time: let me explain. Mars is the warrior, who practices, re-enacts things relentlessly, because they are there to be done. Mars can enjoy doing this in Leo, conjunct the Sun. Mars, with friendly Sun is awake to do the warrior thing, can go charging out to save the world without thinking too carefully. Very strong drive to externalise energy, can also be a strong sexual drive. Mercury is here in Leo as well. Mercury is here having bit of a rocky road, a hot time going over the coals for Sun and Mars give Mercury short shrift and pay little attention to matters Mercury brings up.
On the other hand, Mercury is not too fussy where the sensual delights come, so long as they come quickly. Babbling Mercury can talk his way into being persuasive in speech; generous, attractive, prone to coming and going quickly. Just the sort for infatuation, so keep yourself grounded.
In the seventh house, Venus is debilitated in Virgo – although debilitated, it has the greatest shadbala (strength) of the planets. An odd situation, Venus having the strength while debilitated. Venus is in a nakshatra of the Moon, Hasta, giving a hand, giving blessing, giving a strong hands-up to things we enjoy doing. While in debilitation, Venus says “Start the day with love, fill the day with love, spend the day with love, end the day with love; this is the way to God”. The seventh house is where we have all our relationships, so Venus is lending a loving hand to our relationships at this Full Moon.
Ketu is in the 9th house. There are many matters of concern in the outer world: the Coronavirus, the Fall of Kabul, the heat domes over North America with attendant wildfires, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, the civil war in Ethiopia and Tigray. There is also a time of increasing mental illness among those forced to quarantine due contact or exposure to Covid-19. For all this, Ketu is in the ninth house, inviting us to turn within, master the mind and explore the depths of silence and peace within. When we master the mind, we become masterminds. When we master the mind, we can say, “No thank you!” to the mind when it brings fears, distractions, worries to the forefront. The Lord of the Universe is in charge of the world and what is happening. We do not have to worry about the world, all we need to do is still the mind. Peace is within, not pieces.
Saturn is retrograde in the 11th house, aspecting the vargottama lagna, causing us to take things slowly; we may experience downtime, dead periods, time moving *very* slowly. Saturn is manda, the slow one. Take time, take care, take care of your inner resources and try not to force things.
In the Navamsa, we have a significant change that has taken place this week, with Rahu and Ketu changing signs: Rahu moving to Aries, and Ketu moving to Libra. This is significant, for, in the last so many months, Rahu and Ketu have been in the same signs in both the Birth chart and the 9th, the Navamsa. This has seeded many afflictions in the external world, stubborn afflictions and relentless challenges for young and old alike.
We now have a Rahu-Ketu axis in fire and air signs, suggesting there may be carelessness around fire prevention and reading the wind changes (Ketu is in the air sign of Libra, looking deeply within: so Ketu is not noticing the direction of the winds nor how strong they might be). This sort of carelessness can strike deeply with loss of home and hearth. While this change of signs by Rahu and Ketu is welcomed, it brings fresh challenges and a need for due diligence.
Still in the Navamsa, Venus, Saturn and Sun occupy Taurus, and aspect the Full Moon. While Venus and Saturn are friends, and this is Venus’ own sign, Sun is enemy to both planets and has an uncomfortable transit of Taurus. Taurus is giving us malefic planets, (due the rising sign) and perhaps indicating a slow, stubborn and not-exactly affectionate time for some who are around you. Be alert to this, master the mind (again) and put the malefic planets in their place with Love: start the day with love, fill the day with love, spend the day with love, end the day with love, this is the way to get past the stubborn, resolute environment we might find ourselves surrounded by.
Now we go to the next house in the Navamsa with planets, that is, Libra where Mars and Jupiter have joined Ketu. Mars and Jupiter both aspect Rahu in the 2nd house, perhaps disturbing Rahu to look to more authentic ways of doing things and achieving goals (Rahu hates to follow dharma). The 2nd house is a house of wealth. Rahu is being relieved of temptations to acquire wealth by illicit means. Mars and Jupiter together can exert a significant impetus to do the right thing for the right reason. (Think, Shakespeare!)
The Navamsha is for those over 48 years, and we come to this full Moon: in the Navamsha this Full Moon is in the 9th house, Scorpio. Moon is conjunct Mercury, and in the nakshatra of Mercury. Scorpio – a place of depths and mystery, hidden matters and the occult; take this in hand with the 9th house significations of religion, law, duty, morality. This could be a time of divine self-giving (revelation) with the speed of Mercury. Mercury is fleet, fast, evanescent: the sudden communications, the sudden insights, piercing the mystery of this external world with all its sorrows and sufferings, weal and woe. Is it really a world of misery and suffering, or is there a transcendental silent presence within awaiting your company? The Lord tells, “When I come to you, I come like lightning! Be ready, for I may not return.” A deep reflection on what this Full Moon may offer to those in the senior years.
Full Moon Meditation
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 at this time. We mentioned the impact of Coronavirus – and the nations that do not have testing stations nor the vaccine. There are theatres of conflict in the Middle East with the unfortunate efforts of people to flee Afghanistan, civil war in Tigray, conflict with Israel and Palestine, to mention some. In other places, climate change demands our attention with the most unusual wildfires and heat domes over North America. There is much need for our meditation; keep in mind that the Source takes our energy in meditation and distributes it to places where it is needed on the Earth.
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.
The light of God is in everything and everywhere. Let the eyes roll back in the head. Looking out above our Earth’s atmosphere to the world of Light which is Love and Compassion, experience that energy coming down through our body, through the top of our head and into our eyes, the back of our eyes, the centre of our head. Down through the torso, into the arms, our fingers, back through the torso, into the hips, the knees, the shins, the ankles, all of the feet and toes, the soles of the feet. This is like seeing the sun at the bottom of our feet. Anchor the sun into the top of our head, into our heart and into the soles of the feet and where we walk, and every step that we take, we earth the soles of the feet. The Sun that holds the new energy that’s coming on this Earth to help to raise the consciousness in everything upon the Planet so that we can raise within to receive the consciousness of the Golden Age, which is an energy which allows us to drop all the unwanted and think only in a positive and creative way.
Thanks to the Mother/Father God who guides us at all times. Through our soul, our over-soul and our body.
his current full Moon is called a seasonal Blue Moon, as it is the third of four full Moons in a season (the time between a solstice and an equinox)