“It’s during the darkest hours that we must focus on the light. The full moon of April 7, (7:35 pm PT) is the closest and brightest super moon of 2020.
In Vedic Astrology, this full moon is in Chitra, a nakshatra of inner wisdom, truth, and clarity. Chitra is symbolized by a shining diamond, a jewel that’s created under tremendous pressure and heat. Chitra full moon gives solutions to our problems, and precious insight, even under the pressure of crisis and tragedy.
Since the emergence of the novel Coronavirus at the beginning of 2020, Rahu, the head of the eclipse snake, has been in the stormy star of Ardra, while Ketu, the tail of the snake, has been in Mula, a fierce star of destruction in Scorpio’s stinger.
Historically, eclipses in Mula, like a scorpion’s sting, accompany shock and upheaval. Incidentally, there was a Mula eclipse in 1918 at the beginning of the Spanish flu pandemic. Another Mula lunar eclipse occurred just 6 weeks before the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and before the 9/11 attacks as well. The most recent eclipse in Mula occurred just last December, at the onset of the tragic COVID-19 pandemic.
Though frightening, Mula is also the star of Divine Mother Kali in her all-loving and spiritually awakened form. Mula literally means root or foundation, and asks us to get to the root of what sustains us, to make sure it’s healthy, strong and resilient.
It may feel like the foundation of the world is cracking now, but it’s also an opportunity to rebuild a stronger, deeper foundation from the bottom up. Slowing down to assess your life’s path, and meditating on your root chakra is a grounding way to use this transformative time.”
~Kari Field, excerpt from Anandastrology.com
“We’re at the dawning of something strange and transformative, and the new moon of March 24th is a powerful gateway through it.
The new moon will be in the area of the sky known as Uttara Bhadrapada, at the final degrees of watery Pisces – the last sign of the zodiac. The stars in the constellation of Pisces are ancient symbols of the beginnings and endings of great cycles. Uttara Bhadrapada is associated with loss, death and fire, including the funeral pyre at the end of life. This is a new moon that burns, but also calls forth the Piscean waters of rebirth.
The new moon falls just 4 days after the equinox, and is at a critical juncture that marks a whole new Vedic astrological cycle — the Vedic New year. We are now leaving behind the Year of Vikari, a word that literally translates as “Sick, ill, or diseased,” and entering the Year of Shavari, which translates as “twilight or night.”
Twilight is a mystical time, with deep spiritual potential, and this certainly is a transitional time between darkness and light. A pull toward the inner realm is growing in the year to come, especially for those who seek knowledge and self-understanding.
This new moon initiates the sacred waxing moon of Navaratri – the ‘nine nights of the Goddess’ celebrated in spring and fall. In the waxing moon nights to come, nine different Hindu goddesses, all aspects of the divine feminine, are called on to heal and protect the world.
It’s said that whenever an overpowering force of negativity arises in the world, the goddess Durga is the one who stops it in its tracks.”
~Kari Field, excerpt from AnandaShree Vedic Astrology