This Full Moon (FM) in the month of Shravan, we have Moon in Aquarius, a sign ruled by Saturn & opposite Sun in Leo. Saturn has a tough relationship w/ both the Sun & Moon as depicted in the mythological tale of Surya (Sun), Sanjana & Chhaya – where Saturn as Surya’s son felt ignored. FM is in Shravan is when Moon (symbolically, the mother) full & bright in her son’s (Saturn’s) house. It’s like your mother visiting you. Saturn, despite his own pain & suffering, is a great teacher of transforming one’s resentments into deeper sensitivity, empathy, compassion & forgiveness. Saturn is the graha that allows you to move (through &) beyond the shortcomings of your elders, parents, teachers, & other authority figures (employers, managers, bosses) – & hold them in compassion as a product of their limiting life experiences; none of it is easy or for the faint-hearted. So, whenever Saturn is strong in the sky like it is right now & either Sun or Moon transit one of the signs ruled by it – like it is on this FM, it is a great time to reconcile with dysfunctional power dynamics (whether at home or work), protect the vulnerable, & develop greater empathy
Indians celebrate Raksha Bandhan on this FM, a festival that celebrates the tender, protective bond between brothers & sisters. It’s not about a sister being weak & needing protection but about tendering to the feminine energy in a household while fully understanding that although vulnerable in certain aspects, the feminine is the ultimate nurturer of mankind from whom great civilizations rise
Raksha Bandhan celebrations started when Krishna accidentally had a cut & Draupadi, the fiercest of all women during her time, tore a portion of her garb & bandaged the wound. In return, Krishna vows to always protect her – & he did!
Since this FM spans between the nakshatras of Dhanistha & Shatabhishak, paying attention to rhythms, phases or cycles of life – how at every age/turn various lessons unfold in time – will bring deep healing of mind, heart as well as body
Take sometime today, to reflect on your own vulnerabilities & triggers but also those that have pained you. Recognize or become aware of limiting life experiences that may have caused someone to do wrong to you. Eg: a boss being hard on their female employees because they were bullied by their sister growing up. Practice empathy – not easy to empathize with someone who has never shown you kindness – but try. Commit to protect the nurturer – the tender, kind energies in your life – whether that’s your little baby, sibling, beloved, or your own heart
Love, Light & Blessings,
Dr. Malini S. Iyer
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