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 Wednesday, 10 May 2017, and it will fall in Svati nakshatra – fifteenth vedic constelation ruled by Rahu, residing in the sign of Libra.
Let us learn what it will bring us!
Full Moon of Freedom
This Full Moon in Svati nakshatra will encourage us to seek our inner freedom. The deity of Svati nakshatra is Vayu, the wind god, who is known as the heavenly diplomat, always looking for independence, freedom and peace. The planet of Svati nakshatra, on the other hand, is eccentric Rahu, north lunar node.
Vayu literally means “blowing”, “breathing”. The element of air is at its peak in this lunar mansion, and thus the energy of this nakshatra might be a bit agitating for all people with vata dosha. Here our needs for space, freedom and independence are awakened, but at the same time they are confronted with the limitations of our society. Not without a reason Vayu is known as the diplomat of gods, who was always travelling from heaven to earth and trying to make peace between gods and demons. Although in the Vedas Vayu is described as fighter and destroyer, his main attribute is a white flag – his fight is always the fight for freedom and peace.
During this Full Moon, when the qualities of Svati nakshatra will be enhanced within us, it is good to ask ourselves: what we are fighting for? In which areas of life do we need more freedom? Can we proceed towards our own independence in a balanced, and not disturbing way? The force of Vayu within us can make us during this period a bit too egoistic and eccentric, too. This will be the time for us to stop for a moment and think, how can we bring the necessary changes in our life in a balanced way, not through a destructive way. It is also a time to remind ourselves, that “I” is not always the most important – “we” (Vishakha nakshatra) also needs to be taken into consideration.
Venus exalted on the sky (who is the lord of the sign of Libra), as well as Jupiter in Hasta nakshatra (the nakshatra of the Moon), will send us their blessings on this day, encouraging us to open our hearts for more freedom and independence (especially in our relationships), and to let go of our old attachments. Wind always comes to change and scatter away all that is old. A powerful combination with Saturn going retrograde through Mula nakshatra.
OM Chanting on Full Moon
If you want to use the strong energy of Full Moon in Svati 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.