Full moon in Swati Nakshatra
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According to Vedic Astrology, the full moon of April 29th will be in the nakshatra of Swati. Ancient Vedic seers considered this nakshatra as the abode of Goddess Saraswati. So, this transit is an amazing time for learning and education.
Swati nakshatra is ruled by Vayu – The Wind God. Unless you have a direction, you may feel restless and could end up being all over the place.
This asterism is often referred to as the “Self going star” or “Independent star”. You may feel the need for freedom and would not like to be tied down. The full moon in Swati nakshatra may inspire you to make bold and courageous moves and do things out of the box, as Swati is ruled by Rahu. It is important to find a balance between expressing your individuality vs teamwork.
The power of this nakshatra is “Pradhvamsa Shakti” – the power to disperse like the wind. It is wise to use this energy to cut through all the negativity that has been bogging you down.
Pranayama and Swati Nakshatra
Prana is nothing but the Vayu(wind) with us that keeps us alive. To imbibe the positive aspects of Swati nakshatra, it is recommended to practice Pranayama. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word alternatively translated as “extension of the prāṇa (breath or life force)” or “breath control.”
Lord Hanuman is the son of Vayu the wind God. Lord Hanuman is invincible and so is our prana – even science has proved that energy can only be transformed it cannot be destroyed.
There is a story where Lord Hanuman thinks the sun is a big fruit and goes towards it to grab and eat it. Vayu(The wind God) saves Hanuman from getting burnt from the Sun – this shows that when our energy or prana is not directed towards a higher goal in life – it has the power to burn us.
When Lord Hanuman met Lord Rama – The Lord becomes his single-pointed attention and purpose in life. He becomes the most devoted servant of Lord Rama. In many pictures we see Lord Hanuman tearing his chest open to show the image of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita, this shows the unwavering devotion and power of Lord Hanuman. Similarly, when we direct our energy and prana to a higher goal – we become devoted and we gain immense strength in life to overcome any obstacles and move through life with a smile.
When you feel like things are not happening the way you want it to, or when life seems tough instead of blaming the planets, resort yourself to Pranayama and Meditation – It helps you unlock your inner potential and find the strength deep within you!
This full moon is also celebrated as “Kurma Jayanti” – the day when Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Kurma to support mount mandara during the churning of the ocean. You can read more about it here – Kurma (Tortoise) Avatar of Lord Vishnu & Saturn – Cosmic Insights
Full Moon conjunct Jupiter
This full moon is conjunct the most benevolent planet – Jupiter which will cast its boundless optimism on your mind.
It is a great time to start your journey towards epic self-awareness. It is wise to be disciplined in order to prevent the scattering of your energy. Unless you concentrate you may not be able to get things done.
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