Blessings of Raksha Bandan
August 15, 2019
Once again, our eyes will be forced open with a bright full moon. This glorious luminosity will bring grandeur to all Aquarius and those that have Aquarius in their birth chart.
However, no one has said that moons will always bring glory. In the Vedic Philosophies, full moon forces us to disband, or clear away, debris that no longer serves a purpose as early as 7 days (August 8, 2019) before, during, and after (August 21, 2019) the actual full moon. Hence, it brings glory and beautiful divine energy into our lives the day of the full moon. As full moon is auspicious, it brings forth rebirth and rejuvenation (read more about the moons in Vedic Philosophies here).
The full moon in Aquarius will be sitting pretty at 22 degrees, depending upon the orb, on the Leo-Aquarius axis. The brilliance of this moon may be as early as 8:29am EST and 5:29am PST on August 15, 2019. Equally important will be the issues which occurred in 2000 will be occupying most of the world as I wrote in my predictive blog if 2019 (read more here).
Contrary to Western Astrology, as this is a Leo/Aquarius Axis with the full moon in Aquarius, the Vedic Philosophies drive from a different calendar system known as sidereal. Where the moon revolves around humanity, not the sun, it will then place this moon in Capricorn. Additionally, this is a very auspicious day known as Raksha Bandan, also known as Rakhi day which I will discuss little later.
The first full moon in August is also known as the Storm moon, when the summer/fall monsoon season falls upon southern hemisphere, and the first day of August marks the hurricane season. While in the northern hemisphere, it was the named Green corn moon due to the green leaves on the corn which guard the kernels, allowing them to be sweet and ripe.
As we slowly move into the late summer and autumn season, with it brings relief to many people, especially Leo and Cancer. Mercury finally moving out of its post juncture will bring everything back to normal again (read more here). Added to this bonus will be Jupiter, which was retrograde in Scorpio, will now be direct this month. The powerhouse will be Leo when Mars will move into Leo on August 12, 2019 and Venus will bring forth love and laughter for Leo’s on the full moon day. It’s ironic that Leo, who gloats on family, will be in such a loving moon on Rakhi day.
I can’t say all will be great though. Saturn will continue to move retrograde in Sagittarius; this is to ask Sagittarius how they are earning and spending their money. Henceforth, if you are a Sagittarius and finding yourself in a financial crunch, this is Saturn’s way of saying three things: 1) Are you spending wisely? 2) Does what you do for a living make you enough money? And 3) What would you do if you did not have the work you have, or the work is taken from you? But then again, Gemini’s, may be feeling a little blue. Even if life is glorious and things are in their place, the placement causes severe aggression. It can also cause much confusion and financial disparity. Added to this event, Ketu being in Sagittarius creates the possibility of unforeseen losses or superb gains. All those that have Gemini or Sagittarius anywhere in their chart will feel the effects of the Ketu/Rahu impact.
The issues of confusion and loneliness will not be a matter of specific angle, but this could be because Chrion has moved into Aries. Because of the aggressive nature of Aries, there is bound to be more gunfire and aggressive violence throughout the world. This does not surprise me as Chrion and Uranus bring revolution. When Uranus is direct there is always some surprising news. Uranus is in Taurus for a while now and we must all get used to the unexpected. Added to this, Pluto in Capricorn will make us all think about life and what it will bring to us. But for now, we must do what we can to seize the day, season, and year.
Full moons are about endings, closing chapters in one’s life, and the end to bring forth seeds of the Divine power. For every finale there surely will be a new start. Though it could be difficult, a change is needed for the better. This affect can be intensifying for those who have the sun, moon or any houses in Aquarius.
But all does not have to be bad as August 15, 2019 marks a day of great festivity in the Hindu culture. It is sometimes called Rakhi day, but the proper term is Raksha Bandhan. This is a brother sister social day of love and blessing. Its original notion was thankfulness and shared love between brothers and sisters. Now, any woman ties a Rakhi to anyone she looks up to that she does not have a romance relationship, rather, more of a brother and sister relationship. The meaning behind this day is for a sister to bless her brother for protecting and taking care of her and in return the brother gives a token of appreciation to his sister for giving him the honor.
People having a birthday February 15 or five days before or after will feel this energy like no other. There is no hesitation that this energy creates an inner drag, a feeling of inclusiveness, and may help us to connect physically with others. Everything converts elastically and more persuasive under the light of the Full Moon – desire and self-worth can become quite overstated with more consciousness and focus on relationships.
There could be an outburst of energy during the light of the moon and our dreams will intensify by the energy of the moon. There will be the possibility of having a lack of sleep or feeling agitated starting the 9th of August. But be careful with cuts and bruising, and there is a bigger chance of hemorrhaging. Please take care.
This is the time to accumulate, pray and be grateful, and to work on efficiency and wealth. Love and romance go bare under a full moon, particularly around midnight. During a full moon there is a superior desire to become extremely absorbed, clear minded, and aware of your own desires, as well as the needs of others. Plant herbs at this time which will bring something new into your life.
Since the sun is still in Leo and the moon enters Aquarius, both signs are in the areas of being creative and speaking from the heart to the extreme. “I am in charge (Leo) and public, friends, and family consciousness (Aquarius). Basically, these two dynamism’s liken to asking the questions if we are energetic enough, fervently driven, physically fit, or spiritually appropriate to service people at large. However, each Astrological chart is exclusive, and I would suggest that you set private time with an astrologer to seek out your personal path for the next 6 months.
Within a Vedic Philosophical vision, this moon is in Capricorn. Therefore, many of us may take on the traits of the energy of this moon. Setting and achieving goals will be based upon ambitious determination; hard work will pay off. Additionally, our knack for learning new things and helping others will be additive. Nevertheless, emotional situations may be very difficult to resolve, possibly keeping difficult situations inside which eventually will create insecurities and aggressiveness.
During any full moon your intuition may be stimulated but do not react until you are indisputably certain. The mind will play tricks and later there may be a need to save grace and face.
The moon in Aquarius causes sensitive objectivity – a knack for neutrality regarding your own and other’s feelings. However, at the same time, Aquarius moon carries a sense of detachment and diversity. There may be inclinations to be an outsider looking in; observing complex circumstances reasonably and methodically. Perhaps this may be the best thing to do. Spirits may come up randomly. The pressure in this moon will be to make a choice between what is more important, personal craving, or what is good for the soul and spirit. For emotional serenity seek the company of friends who do not disparage.
Every month high points a certain Astrological sign and its energy; thus, I will bring to you the general inclinations which assist in making the shift from full moon to new moon as smooth as possible so that each step is spiritual. While many would want each astrological sign to receive focus, each astrological energy is emphasized only during its peak time and it would not be fair to bring forth examination for every sign when one is more prominent than others.
For your individual sign, with the exception of Aquarius, you may combine both Solar and Lunar eclipse inclinations and form your own possible outcome for the next 4 months. Read more about the Solar Eclipse here and Lunar eclipse here.
Please note, this is not Vedic or Western Astrology, rather, it is based on VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) which illustrate the interconnection that contributes in making correct decisions for a positive future.
Dearest Aquarius, 2019 continues to be a year of planting and manifesting seeds. Your series of Eclipses which ended last year helped you understand what needed to go and what needed to stay (read more about it here). You should be happy though you do not have too many major planets causing you difficulties. Most of it may have to do with your lack of attention and the possibility of taking things to an extreme. With Saturn in Sagittarius you will continue to receive blessings from the universe which will assist you in making new friends, finding bliss within your relationships, and creating security within permanent relationships. However, do not be surprised that your own insecurities, aggression, and irritation create unnecessary arguments with people you love. It is best that you keep your financial spending to an all-time low. It’s time to get involved in study on deep subjects. Career wise, your work seems to settle down in late August. There are possible travels this year but be careful not to rush while traveling as accidents are bound to happen when you are in a hurry. Be aware that elderly parents may have some health issues and you must be present to support them.
Saturn: Like many other planetary hiccups, this transit will be one of the best for you. You will soon feel much better physically, mentally, and spiritually. New career and business opportunities will appear before your eyes. Spiritual journeys and ceremonies will bring many blessings.
Ketu – Ketu has now moved into Sagittarius which will transform your life in a very positive way. Ketu is known to do things unpredictably which will also be in your favor where you may find your recognition in areas of career. Legal issues, which are one of the focuses of Sagittarius, will be present. Additionally, you may involve yourself in many spiritual activities which will bring peace to your mind.
Rahu – Rahu has moved into Gemini; however, you will feel this transit to be more uplifting than Gemini’s. There will be plenty of room for growth in your career life. If you decide to do stock trading, you will make correct decisions. However, if you become overly confident or take unnecessary risks you will find losses.
Uranus: The next 4 months, or maybe even 7 years, may be a bit confusing whereas people, especially females, may seem a little confusing to you. There is also a possibility of aggression when it comes to career conflicts and be tactful in all aspects of resources.
Jupiter – As Jupiter moves back into Scorpio until mid-November, there are possibilities that your financial and professional life will explode in a good way. It’s time to be productive, prepared, and attentive to all matters of career. Reserves and financial planning should be looked over again. After November, Jupiter moves back into Sagittarius and your family life will be much smoother than it has been in the past.
Mars: Unfortunately, Mars changes signs 3 more times, thus the tendencies which I am portraying are those that are the most current and will sustain until the beginning of October. During the next two months things may be a little difficult as confusions over inconsequential situations are possible. There could also be difficulties in areas of career and things could become tense. Try not to have conflicts as they are not worth the breath and could cause some gastrointestinal issues later.
The moon in Aquarius characterizes Defiant, Isolated, Articulate, Friendly, and Unsettled, and it is my suggestion for us to remain composed. This full moon is unexpected to many signs.
It is also my suggestion that you purchase an orange candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or sage oil and chant the Psalm 51. Perhaps you may choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.
Remember that with all claims of psalms and mantras, realizing the anticipated significance are dependent upon the wisdom of resolve. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.
This year I have chosen two mantras. One for those who are learning the pronunciation of the evoked universal energy and those that are proficient with their enunciation. The mantras for Aquarius moon are:
Om Hreeng Aing Kleeng Shreeng
(ommmmm Hriiing Aiiing Kliiing Shriing)
Aum Angarkaya vidmahe bhoomipalaya dhimahi tanno kujah prachodayat
Aum Chitri Putrayai Vidmahe Loyhe Tangai dhimahi Tanno Bhooma Prachodayat
This mantra harvests the excellence of friendship inside oneself and others.
The intention of this mantra is to even your path in life by serving you in the appreciation of the lessons you have set for yourself and, through karma, the knowledge that negativity will pass.
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Wishing you the most enjoyable and innocuous journey through this full moon and I hope you are granted the positive light you desire.
For those who are fixed signs (Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus) as well as Air signs (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius) this is an opportune time to have a reading done on yourself or your significant other who depict fixed or air signs.
Blessings of Raksha Bandan and wonderful full moon