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🌕 July 3 Full Moon - Journey Through Purva Ashadha Nakshatra 🌟🌊

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

As we approach the eve of the United States' Independence Day, the rhythm of the universe orchestrates a special celestial alignment.

The upcoming Full Moon in the vibrant Sagittarius brilliantly highlights the backdrop of the "invincible" Purva Ashadha Nakshatra. This dance of cosmic forces creates a symphony of excitement and dynamism, enriching our full Moon journey with profound depth.

Dive in, as we explore the depths and nuances of July's full Moon!

Happy Full Moon - keep shining!


PS - If you have not already taken a look at the monthly forecast for July you can find it on my web site here. Enjoy!


Sagittarius Full Moon: Ignite Your Inner Fire and Explore Boundless Wisdom

Sagittarius, the archer, represents a thirst for knowledge and the exploration of the unknown.

Sagittarius is a fire sign and it burns brightly with passion, ambition, and adventure. In this full moon phase, the Sagittarian energy radiates wisdom, expansion, and spiritual exploration, inviting us to broaden our horizons and reach for the stars.

Interestingly, this full moon in Sagittarius is aspected closely by Jupiter, Uranus and Rahu. Jupiter, being the ruling planet of Sagittarius, amplifies its fiery qualities, leading us towards personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. The Rahu and Uranus influences may stir restlessness (vata!) and the desire for liberation from constraints, which might lead us to seek unusual or radical paths.

Mercury is very strong in its own sign of Gemini and is opposite the full Moon, which can bring some much-needed balance to emotional Moon. It offers a counterweight to the enthusiastic Sagittarian energy by inspiring us to ground our visions in logical thought and articulate them clearly. It may help us to balance our expansive ideas with practical implementation, thereby turning our grand visions into tangible realities.


Rising Sign Forecasts under the Sagittarius Full Moon Influence

Aries: This Full Moon is illuminating your 9th house of higher learning, spiritual growth, and long-distance travel. The Jupiter influence suggests expanding your horizons through education or travel abroad, while the Rahu influence could spark unexpected changes in your beliefs or philosophy. Uranus can bring innovative ideas to the forefront.

Taurus: The Full Moon lights up your 8th house, associated with transformation and shared resources. Jupiter's influence may bring financial gain through inheritances or your partners assets. Rahu may generate sudden changes in financial situations, and Uranus could encourage a more unconventional approach to managing shared resources.

Gemini: The Full Moon shines in your 7th house of partnerships. Jupiter might bring growth and good fortune in business or personal relationships, whereas Rahu may cause some unpredictability in your partnerships. The Uranus influence may introduce new perspectives or structures in your relationships.

Cancer: The Full Moon is highlighting your 6th house of health and service. Jupiter might provide opportunities for growth in your work environment or health, while Rahu and Uranus bring sudden changes or challenges. Uranus also suggests novel approaches to health and wellness.

Leo: The Full Moon illuminates your 5th house of creativity, children, and romance. Jupiter's influence might enhance your creativity or bring joy through children or romantic relationships. Rahu might stir unexpected events in these areas, while Uranus encourages unconventional expressions of creativity.

Virgo: The Full Moon brightens your 4th house of home and happiness. Jupiter can support joyfulness and expansion of your home, while Rahu could cause sudden changes and Uranus may encourage unconventional decor - be sure to wait until the full Moon passes before making changes you might not want to keep over time.

Libra: The Full Moon lights up your 3rd house of communication and learning. Jupiter's expansive energy can enhance your skills and improve communications, while Rahu might bring unexpected news. Uranus could inspire you to think differently and create something out of the ordinary.

Scorpio: The Full Moon shines in your 2nd house of finances and personal values. Jupiter and Rahu can support financial growth, and Uranus's influence encourages unique ways to generate income or redefine your personal values.

Sagittarius: The Full Moon illuminates your 1st house of self and identity. Jupiter, your ruling planet, can boost your confidence and help personal growth, while Rahu might inspire you to change your appearance or self-expression. Uranus is in line with Rahu and might lead to a more unconventional way of presenting yourself.

Capricorn: The Full Moon is lighting up your 12th house of spirituality and solitude. Jupiter's influence could provide deeper spiritual insights, while Rahu might stir some restlessness or anxiety. Uranus encourages you to find unconventional ways to connect with your inner self or the divine.

Aquarius: The Full Moon brightens your 11th house of friendships and community. Jupiter might bring good fortune through your social circle, while Rahu could bring unexpected changes in your friend group. Uranus, your ruling planet, might inspire you to engage in unconventional social causes or innovative projects.

Pisces: The Full Moon shines in your 10th house of career and public image. Jupiter, your ruling planet, might provide opportunities for career advancement. Rahu might cause sudden changes in your career path, while Uranus encourages you to take an unconventional approach towards your professional life.

Remember, these are just potential influences. The exact circumstances will depend on your personal birth chart, other planetary transits and planetary periods. Always listen to your intuition and inner wisdom when interpreting these influences.


Stepping into the Invincible: Journey through Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Full Moon in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra: Which Actions Are Supported?

For those journeying through the planetary periods or sub-periods of Venus or the Moon, the potency of this full Moon energy may be particularly palpable. If you're unsure about your current planetary period/sub-period, you can get this for free on my site here.

Purva Ashadha is supportive of:

  • Confronting important issues in your life

  • Defending your beliefs through persuasion

  • Reconciling with friends and family

  • Paying off old debts

  • Starting a new athletic goal or cleansing treatment

  • Exploring spiritual and philosophical perspectives

  • Channeling your inner strength to overcome obstacles

  • Engaging in water-related rituals or activities (given that the deity Apah, associated with water, governs this Nakshatra)

  • Taking action on long-pending projects or goals (reflecting the invincible and unstoppable energy of Purva Ashadha)

From my book, Vedic Astrology for Beginners: An Introduction to the Origins and Concepts of Jyotish

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Deity: Apah/Apas

Symbol: Elephants Tusk/Winnowing Basket

Shakti: The Power of Invigoration

Apah (or Apas) is the god of the cosmic waters. Water has the ability to purify, restore, and invigorate, and that is the shakti of Purva Ashadha. The winnowing basket is also associated with purification and is used to separate hay or bugs from the wheat or to remove the outer shell from the grain. Purification associated with Purva Ashadha can be physical, mental, or spiritual.


Aligning with Lunar Rhythms: Optimal Timing for Moon Rituals

Purva Ashadha Full Moon Ritual Timing

BEST TIMING FOR NEW BEGINNINGS: July 2, from 7:52am Pacific Time through July 3 at 4:37am Pacific Time,

BEST TIMING FOR ENDINGS: July 3. from 4:38am - 7:45pm Pacific Time.

Links to Valuable Resources on My Website

Don't forget to schedule a reading or check out my book for a deeper dive into Vedic astrology. Thank you for reading!

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