Full Moon is a special day in a month, when we experience the culmination of energy and our inner processes. The energy gets the strongest on that day, and even on physical level water in our organisms gets more turbulent. Some people handle it nicely, others not so good. That’s why some of us feel more energy and enthusiasm on the Full Moon day, others feel more spiritual vibrations, yet others feel very anxious or even nervous, and some of us cannot even sleep during Full Moon night.
Everything gets stronger on Full Moon day. Thus, depending on whether we are naturally more sattvic (pure), rajasic (passionate) or tamasic (ignorant), these qualities in us will get stronger. If we are in harmony with ourselves, Full Moon day will bring us many positive vibrations – because the universe is always reflecting back to us, what we already carry within ourselves. However, if we are chaotic, we will experience also more chaos on that day – in that situation we can become more nervous and impulsive. Scientists proved that there are always more impulsive crimes happening on the day of Full Moon – it’s not a coincidence.
That’s also why it is very important to be careful, what you are thinking of during this day – because it can come true. However, it can have also a very beneficial effect, for we can succesfully use it for the purpose of affirmation, prayer or group meditation, or even to increase our healing processes. As every force in the universe we can use it in destructive or constructive way – it is only up to us.
Each Full Moon day has also its special qualities and special „gifts” that it is giving to us, depending on in which place in the zodiac the Moon currently resides. Next Full Moon is coming this Monday, 7 August 2017, and it will fall in Shravana nakshatra – 22nd vedic constelation ruled by Moon, residing in the sign of Capricorn.
Let us learn what it will bring us!
Full Moon of Listening
Shravana means “to listen, to hear”. Shravana nakshatra, in which our Full Moon is going to dwell this Monday, is all about hearing, receiving, sensing and feeling. It connects us with the intuitive power within us and inspires us to follow our inner calling. Its weak side, however, is over-sensitivity: feeling, sensing and receiving too much, due to what some sort of confusion and doubt can easily occur, when we are unable to discern between the feelings and sensations influencing our inner space from the outside, and our actual true feeling. Similarly, people born under Shravana nakshatra often have a problem with discerning, whether they should follow their voice of intuition, or rather listen to somebody else’s advice.
This Full Moon will be also connected with partial lunar eclipse, which will partially “eclipse” our inner capacity to discern between the voice of our intuition and our mind or ego. We need to be very careful while making any important decisions during this time period. During these few days it is of great importance for all of us to take some time for our meditation, stay in silence, and try to connect to our inner voice, to counteract the possibile negative outcome of the partial eclipse.
Shravana nakshatra is also greatly connected with the power of sound and power of speech. And as much, as chanting any mantras during this Full Moon, will definitely have a very powerful effect, the words that we speak, will have a greater impact, too. Be very careful no to say anything, that may harm anybody during this time period, as well as not to make promises based just on your emotions, as you may regret that later. Utilise the power of sound very wisely during this time period. Try to listen more and speak less.
It is also very important to note, that during this Full Moon, Moon will be conjuct for a moment with exalted Jupiter in Navamsha chart. This will additionally strengthen our capacity to learn and absorb the knowledge – especially spiritual knowledge. On the other hand, Moon will keep receiving also nakshatra aspects from Rahu and Ketu at the same time, which may also lead to resolution or strengthening of certain inner conflicts, that will pop up on the surface of our consciousness during that time. This is another reason why staying in silence and simply connecting to your inner being, can be so beneficial during this time period. As somebody wisely said: “When you just keep talking, you never learn anything new. But when you listen, this is when you are open for wisdom.”
This Monday, when Full Moon will be conjoined with the qualities of Shravana nakshatra, consciously guide your personal energy to make the best use out of it. This day is very auspicious for all kind of spiritual practices and studies. A perfect time to connect with your intuition and meditate.
OM Chanting on Full Moon
If you want to use the strong energy of Full Moon in Shravana nakshatra in a very constructive way, we encourage you to try the OM Chanting practice. It is a beautiful and simple group meditation, that we personally practice already since years. It’s based on ancient Vedic science of geometry and sound.
All participants sit in specially formed circles while chanting the sound OM. The energy during OM Chanting practice is both empowering and refreshing – an unforgettable experience for everybody, who ever joined. You don’t need any experience in meditation to join the group and all the meetings are always free and open for everyone.