The full moon of April 26 (8:32 pm pt) is the first supermoon of 2021 – bigger and brighter than normal. In general, full moons can bring uplifting experiences, opportunities and gifts, but they may also trigger nervousness and heightened emotions. This full moon/supermoon offers mind-opening new awareness of life, and a special spirit of courage in the face of fears.
The full moon is in the area of the sky called Swati nakshatra. Symbolized by a young plant swaying in the wind, Swati full moon helps plants grow, increases flexibility, and is an excellent influence for business endeavors.
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This full moon is aspected by passionate Venus and fiery Mercury in Aries, creating fierce, but clear communications. With the awakening impact of Uranus on this full moon, stay open to new perspectives and solutions to problems in your life.
Swati full moon is ruled by Vayu, a Vedic god of wind and prana, the collective breath that energizes and purifies life. Vayu’s son is Lord Hanuman, the monkey god, and this full moon is celebrated as his auspicious birthday – the Hanuman Jayanti.
Lord Hanuman is the devoted servant of Lord Rama, who in the Ramayana, battled a terrible demon that threatened to destroy the world. When Lord Rama’s beloved brother was struck down, Rama became despondent with grief and anxiety. But Hanuman, moving like the wind, quickly fetched medicines – Ayurvedic herbs that revive the dead and remove fear from the heart.
In this most challenging time of the ongoing pandemic crisis in India, this full moon can magnify prayer, aid in the swift delivery of medical supplies, and increase the power of prana (life breath) to heal our world.
Lord Hanuman symbolizes an infinite strength and courage that is within the human spirit to stand against terrifying odds. Focus on how you could help others in need now. Listening to the Hanuman Chalisa can magnify the positive influence of this supermoon.
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