Happy Full Moon!

Full Moon art by Justin Peters

“Where do you belong? The full moon of May 18 (2:11 pm PT) is a Blue Moon with the power to heal the heart and re-connect to your true path.

This full moon is called a “seasonal Blue Moon,” which is the third of four full moons this spring. Full of promise, the blue moon falls in the area of the sky called Anuradha, the Vedic “star of success.”

Symbolized by a staff (weapon), Anuradha is also the star of the lotus flower. The flower of Anuradha grows in the muddy depths of Scorpio’s mysterious waters. Once it blooms, it offers the spiritual qualities of love and devotion.

Under this full moon, strengthening relationships and defining healthy boundaries is highly supported. Anuradha is the celestial home of the sun-god of friendship and love, Mitra. This benevolent deity radiates the sense of belonging and connectivity within families and communities. Anuradha’s special power lies in its ability to find commonalities among differences, and connect us to a greater sense of unity and self-acceptance.
Realistic Saturn and illusion-shattering Ketu have a lot of transformative influence on the world right now.  Since May 8, these two shadowy forces have joined in the energetic star of Purva Ashadha, where they will remain for the rest of the year.   It may not be possible to ignore or make excuses for ongoing problems or dysfunctional relationships, but a creative power is gaining momentum for new and sustainable solutions.

Mindful Mercury is completely combust the sun on May 21, giving this full moon a unique power to deconstruct preconceived notions and ideas. Be aware of the possibility of miscommunication now, and stay open for totally new and surprising information in the weeks to come.

This full moon is celebrated as Buddha Purnima, the birthday of the Buddha who taught illumination through the steady focus of mind. Like the powerful focus of a warrior, this rare Anuradha blue moon emanates courage to step forward into new realms of relationship and belonging.”
~Kari Field, excerpt from AnandaShree Astrology
Art by Justin Peters

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