- Vedic Astrology by Eve -
AUGUST 7th, 2017 FULL MOON
THE COSMIC SERPENT UNCOILS
Let’s prepare ourselves for the uncoiling of the Cosmic Serpent. She has been tightly wound, absorbed in her own grasp. As she unwinds, scale by scale, ages of old debris begins to flood the waters. She loosens her grip and exhales in relief that she no longer has to hold anything. Her movement is so powerful, it shifts the plates of the Earth and moves the oceans. She attains freedom of movement.
THE HEAVENLY PEACOCK HANDS THE KEY OF THE HOUR TO THE VULTURE OF EARTH
Shravana, the star sign that our Moon will align with, is symbolized by the ear and is a sign of listening. Our Sun, just entered the star sign of Ashlesha, the Serpent, a sign of vibration and transformation (alchemy). The Waxing Moon cycle in Shravana is said to be governed by the elemental heavenly Peacock who awakens us to the dawn and resides in the ether (space) element. The Waning Moon cycle of Shravana is driven by the black Vulture of earth element who possesses the power to attract and absorb sound and light.
As Moon approaches fullness, her light is is benevolent and reflects the grace of the heavenly Peacock. A bird who is able to digest poison. The ether element indicates a special relationship with sound. As Moon leaves her exact moment of fullness and puts her first foot forward toward her Waning cycle, the key of time is handed to the magnetic Vulture who carries the reality of Earth. Drawing the rays of the Sun and Moon and absorbing then into the rich soil of Earth, perpetuating the cycle of life.
GIVING YOURSELF SPACE; WASHING IN THE FRESH WATERS
We are facing a tidal wave of transformation. A change of the key holders. We will find ourselves facing doors that offer great healing but that require an initiation to enter. Though Shravana is gentle and moveable sign, she will be catching the light of Ashlesha. Just as the ear receives sound, Shravana receives the vibrations of any guest.
We may hear unpleasant news. We may face unexpected and possibly hard to digest realities.
Our definition of heaven may be redefined. We may be called upon to help someone in need.
When Ether transfers power to Earth, a clash of vital life force interrupts the rhythm of the breath. These two elements have a completely different pulse or heart beat. They are both considered feminine and both are containers in their own right. A dramatic shift in direction can be expected which is remedied by receptivity, adaptability and remaining aware of the subtle shifts happening in our lives. These little things may become an ocean of sound, changing the entire song of our lives. It is wise to acknowledge them as they build and release the old so that we have the space to contain that which is fresh.
Why accept rotten meals from our mind? Old energies that have spoiled and wound around our mind do not allow the fresh breeze to enter. If we wonder why we so easily slide into a negative mood, it may be that we are constantly subjecting ourself to the terrible scent of mold and aged nourishment. The company in our room is sour. Of course we are quick to enter a moody space! Who wouldn’t?
We are the company we keep. That refers to the guests in our mind and heart as well.
That which is toxic from the past continues to force feed us and we cling to it like a treasure. It poisons the mind and disturbs peace. Releasing and opening space allows new energy to enter.
BRIGHT AND DARK HALVES
During the Full and New Moon, a great change of guard takes place. A change from the bright half of the month (waxing) to the dark half of the month (waning). One elemental bird hands the key to another and the vibration changes tone. The bright half builds and increases, the dark half deconstructs and decreases. One looks forward, the other looks within.
This is a time to accept the things we cannot change. However, it is also equally a time to chose those actions which do aid transformation.
LISTEN TO THE WINDS AND WATERS
The story of Shravana is linked with a great king of ancient days who allows his immense achievements to be taken from him for the welfare of the Earth. In doing this, he goes against the advice of his Guru (teacher) and submits himself to this sacrifice without completing the ritual that would've made him immortal. So he surrenders his own invincibility to honor the request of Nature and Cosmic order. He bows his head.
We may find ourselves redefining our teachings or even reversing our obedience to a specific teaching. We may find a new teaching that is more in line with what cosmic order is asking of us.
We may even discover our own asymmetric path through the heavens and let go of the idea that the path must be linear to be valid.
Lending an ear to a friend in need is an excellent service at this time. You can benefit so many others just by hearing them, listening to them or in other words, by truly receiving them. Sometimes this is the greatest medicine.
This is a very stimulating Moon for music. For those of you who work with sound, this is your Moon. It may be that you receive the inspiration for a master piece. There is no need to push it to completion during this Moon. The completion may arrive during the next New Moon (a full dark-half cycle).
RELEASE AND SHED
My prayer for all of us during this Shravana Full Moon, is that we allow the great Serpent of Time within us to relax herself. She no longer needs to hold anything. She is ready to shed her skin and be reborn. I pray that we all find that which is worth holding onto and allow the corrosion of the past to be exposed and released.
May the waste of past injury wash away in the Cosmic Waters.
May we find ourselves washed of expectations of the past. Let’s allow the Vulture to do her job and devour the carcasses that weigh us down. Why cling to age old carnage? It is time to exit the battle field. It is ecstasy to let go, yet so many of us cling. I pray that we all gain the medicines of the deep through the process of courageous inner alchemy. May we become receptive and absorb that which heals, that which moves deep within, cleansing all internal elements.