Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Astro Weather November 2008

Full Moon November 12, 2008

Wednesday's Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aries in the nakshatra Krittika. A full moon is the monthly opposition of Sun and Moon. It brings matters to fruition under its bright light. This month's debilitated Sun in Libra is shining its light on a moon that is in a sign ruled by Mars and a nakshatra ruled by the Sun. This Sun/Mars dynamic gives a fiery strength, courage, authority and power.

Astronomically the nakshatra Krittika is located in the constellation of the Pleiades. Many ancient cultures had creation myths associated with these stars. In the Vedic tradition the six (seven) visible stars of the Pleiades are associated with the wifes of the six (seven) ancient Seers. The wives hid Shiva's son Skanda from the demons and trained him in the various systems of knowledge. His destiny was to destroy the demons and return heaven to the Gods. Thus the Pleiades, or Krittika, is a celestial training ground where one receives instruction on one's life purpose. It is also a place of refuge.

The power of this nakshatra is to burn or cut away negativity to get to the deepest truths, dahana shakti. The fire symbolism of this nakshatra expresses itself physically, mentally, emotionally and physically. Physically it relates to digestive fire that converts food into energy; emotionally its fire can arouse anger and passion; mentally this fire gives the ability to digest and assimilate new information and gives great curiosity; and finally on the most subtle planes this fire is the purifying principle that burns away karma. It is a good time to look at how you digest life. See if purification might be required to really stoke your fire.


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