Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Full Moon

Tonight's full moon will be in the sign of Leo, in the nakshatra of Purva Phalguni and about 8 degrees from Saturn. There is a lovely mutual exchange between Saturn in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius tied to this lunation that will mellow Saturn for just a few more days. Uttara Phalguni is known as the "Star of Patronage" and it has the power of giving prosperity through marriage or union (chayani shakti).

The symbol for this nakshatra is the rear two legs of a bed. A bed represents a place of rest and relaxation, and thus Uttara Phalguni is about comfort. It a also a sign of healing. The main deity associated with this nakshatra is Aryaman, one of the 12 Adityas, or solar deities. He is associated with hospitality and friendship. We can expect this full moon cycle to be recuperative. Enjoy.

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