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Full Moon 🌕 Radiance✨ 6/21: Embracing Mula Nakshatra's 🌿 Transformative Energy

The Full Moon arrives at 6:07pm PT on June 21, 2024, illuminating the sharp and transformative nakshatra of Mula.

The Full Moon on June 21, 2024, at 6:07 PM PT, promises to be a transformative and powerful event as it illuminates the sharp and intense nakshatra of Mula. Mula nakshatra is a sharp, fierce nakshatra, with the shakti or power to break things apart. This nakshatra, known for its deep spiritual significance and association with the goddess Kali or Nirṛti, brings a potent energy that can catalyze profound changes and awaken hidden truths.


Lunar Lowdown: Navigating Illumination, Transformation, and Nirṛti's Influence at the Full Moon

Full Moon in Sidereal Sagittarius: A Deeper Look

The kinetic energy of this full Moon in Mula Nakshatra, which is known for its sharp and transformative energy, is bringing a powerful mix of positive planetary influences!

Date & Time: June 21, 2024 (6:07 PM PT)

Degree: 6°55' Sidereal Sagittarius

Major Aspects: Sun, Mercury, and Venus (combust) opposite Moon in Sagittarius

Oppositions from Mercury and Venus during the Full Moon:As the Moon reaches its peak in Mula nakshatra, it is directly opposite the Sun, Mercury, and Venus, all currently moving through sidereal Gemini. This dynamic planetary combination creates a cosmic tug-of-war between our inner emotional world and the external influences that shape our thoughts (Mercury) and desires (Venus).

With Mercury and Venus joining forces in the mentally inclined and communicative sign of Gemini, our minds may be buzzing with ideas, creative inspiration, and a longing to connect with others. Yet, the intense energy of the Full Moon in Mula pulls us toward a confrontation our deepest fears and transform them into sources of strength.

Mercury and Venus teaming up in the thought-provoking air sign of Gemini can also stimulate creative expression and intellectual pursuits. However, as they face off against the brilliant Full Moon, an undercurrent of tension may arise, urging us to find balance between our innermost desires and external influences.

As we navigate this powerful Full Moon energy, let's take a closer look at the significance of Mula Nakshatra and its influence on our June full Moon journey of transformation.


Nakshatra Narratives: Exploring Mula Nakshatra's Rooted Wisdom

The Full Moon radiates in Mula Nakshatra, ruled by the goddess Nirrti, symbolizing transformation and the uprooting of deep-seated patterns.

Mula is a sharp, fierce nakshatra. The deity is Nirṛti with the shakti or power to break things apart. It is symbolized by a tied bunch of roots, representing the fundamental forces that shape our existence, also associated with Mula is the male dog, a red vulture, and the Kammara tree. 

Symbols of Transformation: Insights from Mula Nakshatra Under the Full Moon

The Full Moon illuminates Mula Nakshatra, the lunar mansion associated with the powerful goddess Nirṛti, who represents transformation and the shedding of old patterns. This full Moon in Mula nakshatra is definitely a time of letting go vs. starting important new projects!

The Roots: The roots symbolize our connection to the past, our ancestors, and the deep-seated patterns that influence our lives. They remind us to acknowledge and honor our foundations while also being willing to release what no longer serves us.

The Kammara Tree: This sacred tree is often associated with spiritual growth, and it reminds us that even in the midst of intense transformation, we have access to inner resources and wisdom that can guide and support us.

The Male Dog: The loyal and vigilant dog represents the need to be watchful and discerning during times of transformation. It encourages us to trust our instincts and remain grounded in our truth as we navigate the challenges of change. The dog's role as a guardian and protector against negative forces also applies.

The Red Vulture: This powerful bird is associated with purification and the ability to see beyond surface-level realities. It invites us to embrace the process of spiritual cleansing and to trust in the wisdom of our higher consciousness as we shed old patterns and beliefs.

Ways to Connect with the Transformative Energy of the Full Moon in Mula Nakshatra

  • Honor Your Roots: Acknowledge and honor your past, your ancestors, and the experiences that have shaped you. Use this time to find closure, heal old wounds, get grounded and establish a connection to your lineage.

  • Release and Let Go: Use this powerful time to identify and release old patterns, beliefs, or attachments that no longer serve your highest good. Perform a releasing ritual or engage in practices like journaling or meditation to facilitate this process. Clean out your living or office space!

  • Embrace Spiritual Cleansing and Space Clearing: Connect with the energy of the red vulture and engage in practices that promote spiritual purification, such as smudging, salt baths, or spending time in nature.

  • Connect with Inner Wisdom: Meditate on the symbolism of the Kammara tree and trust in your inner wisdom and resilience. Know that you have the strength and resources within you to navigate even the most intense periods of change and growth.

For those seeking to release and let go, the waning moon period following the peak of this Full Moon in Mula is an ideal time. However, due to the intense energy of this nakshatra, it is generally advised to avoid initiating important new beginnings during this lunar phase.


Ascendant Advisory: Understanding the Lunar Influence on Your Path

Make note of the house that Moon rules in your birth chart and the house in which the full Moon occurs. This will provide clues as to which areas of life the full Moon may most significantly influence.


Remember, these forecasts are based on your Vedic rising sign, not your Sun sign! Make sure to calculate your Vedic Birth Chart for the most accurate insights


Here's where the full Moon will occur for each rising sign along with some common house significations for Vedic astrology:


Sagittarius - 1st house (Lagna): self, physical body, appearance

Capricorn - 12th house: expenses, losses, foreign lands

Aquarius - 11th house: income, gains, social networks and casual friendships

Pisces - 10th house: career, status, reputation

Aries - 9th house: father, spirituality, luck

Taurus - 8th house: joint finances, longevity, occult, transformation

Gemini - 7th house: spouse, partnerships, business and personal

Cancer - 6th house: health, enemies, debts

Leo - 5th house: children, creativity, intellect

Virgo - 4th house: mother, home, education

Libra - 3rd house: younger siblings, courage, communication

Scorpio - 2nd house: family, wealth, speech


This curated selection of rising sign forecasts offers focused guidance based on the current moon phase. Understand how the Moon and other planetary energies affect you, even if your sign isn't covered every time. (Remember, individual charts can always shift the influence!)


  • Sagittarius (Dhanus) Rising: This Full Moon illuminates your 1st house of self and identity. You may feel a strong urge to transform aspects of your personality or how you present yourself to the world. It's a powerful time for self-reflection and releasing old self-concepts that no longer serve you. With the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in your 7th house, there's a focus on relationships and partnerships, encouraging important conversations or realizations about your connections with others. This is a powerful time for endings in partnerships whether romantic or business.

  • Aries (Mesha) Rising: The Full Moon activates your 9th house of higher learning, philosophy, and long-distance travel. You might experience a profound shift in your beliefs or worldview. This is an excellent time for expanding your horizons, whether through study, travel, or spiritual pursuits. Sun, Mercury and Venus in your 3rd house emphasizes communication, especially with siblings or neighbors.

  • Gemini (Mithuna) Rising: The Full Moon shines in your 7th house of partnerships and relationships. You may feel a strong urge to transform or release outdated patterns in your closest relationships. It's a powerful time to address any outstanding issues with partners, whether they are romantic or professional. With the Sun, Venus, and Mercury in your 1st house, you're likely feeling very expressive and charismatic, which can help with important relationship dynamics.

  • Cancer (Karka) Rising: With the Full Moon in your 6th house of work, health, and daily routines, you may feel compelled to transform your daily routine, habits or work space. It's a good time to release unhealthy patterns. Sun, Mercury and Venus in your 12th house suggest a need for balance between practical matters and your inner world, potentially bringing insights through dreams or meditation.

Set your intentions with the lunar cycle: 

During the Full Moon, release what no longer serves you once the Moon has become full and starts to wane. For the New Moon, plant the seeds of your desires and goals once the Moon begins to wax.


Embrace the ebb and flow of the Moon's energy, trusting in the process of letting go and welcoming new beginnings. Allow the transformative power of the lunar cycle to guide your journey of personal growth and self-discovery.      


The Summer Solstice: A Celestial Turning Point in Vedic Astrology

Summer Solstice: June 20, 2024 at 12:50 PM Pacific Daylight Time

The summer solstice marks a significant shift as the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky, and the longest day of the year. This celestial event signifies the start of the Sun's southward journey, leading to the onset of Dakshinayana in Vedic tradition around mid-July. This shift marks a period often associated with more of an internal focus, as the Sun’s energies are considered to decline.

During Dakshinayana, it is said that the cosmic energies encourage caution in new beginnings, with spiritual practices focusing more on reflection and inner growth. This period is symbolized by Lord Vishnu entering a state of deep sleep, symbolic of a time of reduced spiritual activity.

Conversely, for friends in the southern hemisphere, this same time period marks the auspicious Uttarayana period - a reminder of the eternal balance in nature's rhythms.

The summer solstice is just one of four cornerstones in our annual Solar cycle, along with the winter solstice and the equinoxes.

The solstice astrology chart, a snapshot of this moment, is a powerful tool in mundane astrology that can reveal world events. It gives insights into the collective karma for the coming six months - pay special attention to the shadow planets, Rahu, and Ketu in this chart.

Summer solstice is far more than just the year's longest day. It's a pivotal moment in the Vedic calendar - a cosmic reset button with far-reaching implications for our world and our individual journeys through it.

May you have a wonderful Summer and beyond!

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