3.1.18 Moon Diary

FULL MOON

Thursday is associated with the planet Jupiter, representing higher teachings – what we are here to learn – and the expansion of wisdom and experience in our lives. Jupiter is a sattvic and benefic planet, and is said to be a significator of luck and fortune.

Today is the 15th day of the Waxing Moon, Shukla Purnima, and tonight at 7:51 pm (Eastern) the Moon will be at its fullest.

The deity is the Vishvadevas, all the Hindu deities as a whole.

The Moon is in the sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, and in the Nakshatra of Purva Phalguni, ruled by Venus.

The deity of Purva Phalguni is Bhaga, the God of Prosperity, who protects marital happiness and bestows family inheritance.

The lesson of Purva Phalguni is to be generous rather than self-indulgent with all the gifts and grace we receive on all levels in our life.

So today is, in essence, a holy day – a day where feelings are at a peak, and with Jupiter ruling the day, we’re feeling the higher beliefs, what we believe in, the guru in our life.

So today we can pray easily – the channels are open – the Full Moon is auspicious for sensing the blessings. Be generous with your time and praise – encourage the kids, pray for everyone in the family, meditate with the spouse – feel the richness all around – every moment is filled with possibility and shakti – know it, feel it, sing it, speak it – feel the awesome energy of the divine pulsing through your veins and all the meridians and channels in your body – that’s the kind of day it is. Sing in the car as loud as you want, whistle while you work, joke with your co-workers and friends – it is a peak day for feeling alive.

Good day for meditation, reflection, prayer, and feeling the flow of grace. Also a ripe time for completion of projects.

In addition, Mercury, Sun, and Venus are all in Aquarius, an air sign – so there is quite a bit of energy in regards to having ideas in groups, clubs, classrooms, board meetings – the energy is creative and expressive, and it may be especially fun and social, with Venus in the mix; expressive, with Mercury; and active, with the Sun’s influence.

Traditionally, an auspicious day for ceremonies, spiritual practices, and the manifestation of wishes.