Housed in the area of the sky called Dhanishta, the “Star of Symphony,” this full moon delivers the potent medicine of divine harmony. Symbolized by a drum or a flute, its lunar rays will enhance your ability to be in sync with your own needs and emotions, as well as those of the people around you.
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This symphonic full moon is ruled by Saturn, who has been immersed in the shadow of the karmic snake Ketu’s tail since last March. This configuration can help dissolve illusion, self-deception, and self-sabotage on both a personal and a global level, elevating our individual and collective consciousness.
Still in the wake of the July eclipses, the month of August is about getting to the heart of the matter when it comes to love and money. Venus is at a critical turning point in her eight-year cycle of commitment and romantic desire. No longer visible in the morning sky, Venus is less than half a degree from the heart of the blinding sun. As Venus merges with the sun, she will pass through the door of death, to be reborn in September as evening star.
The Venus combustion takes place in the deeply emotional and sensitive nakshatra, or area of the sky, known as Ashlesha. Passions will be ignited and hearts will be tender, so take extra care when it comes to love relationships, as things could easily get complicated. If you’re in a planetary cycle of Venus, this influence will be felt most strongly.
Due to the symmetrical pattern of Venus’s movements, the planet returns to nearly the same degree point in the sky every eight years. Think back to what was happening in your life in August and September 2011 in the Venus-ruled subjects of love and money. A cycle that began then is coming to completion now.
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To keep us on our toes, an alignment called Kala Sarpa Yoga, or the Serpent of Time, is magnifying the forces of karma on a global level. For the remainder of the year, on days when the moon is waxing, every planet will move toward the tail of the Karmic snake, Ketu. This could trigger shocking events and bring new information to light.
On August 11, Jupiter turned direct in Sidereal Scorpio, freeing it up to bring positive growth and forward momentum. In the weeks to come, wish-fulfilling Jupiter will bring a much-needed dose of motivation for finishing projects and reaching personal goals. This is an excellent time for travel, study, and spiritual growth. Check out this video for Jupiter’s effect on your sign.
On this Full Moon in Dhanishta, allow yourself to sing and dance and sync up with your own inner rhythm. You might play a drum, or listen to an uplifting piece of music. Let the power of harmony transport you to the higher realms, where anything is possible and your heart’s desires can manifest.
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