Feeling unseen or alone in a crowd? Seeking a more meaningful path? The full moon of May 29, 2018 (7:19 am PT), glows with courageous light that can pierce the fog of inhibition and doubt. This auspicious full moon is an energy-boost for all those who seek growth, self-development, and empowering alliances in the weeks to come.

The full moon will be in the area of the sky called Anuradha nakshatra in Vedic Astrology. Situated in the constellation of Scorpio, it is symbolized by the weapon of a staff, but also as a lotus flower. The mystic flower of Anuradha grows from the murky depths of Scorpio’s aggression and once it blooms, it offers the spiritual qualities of friendship and devotion.

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Supported by the mutual exchange of diplomatic Venus and Mercury. This energetic full moon can open hearts and minds to commonly shared goals, as well as the specific needs of individuals.

Blessed by the sun-god of friendship and love (Mitra), Anuradha’s power lies in its ability to befriend enemies and rally its allies together. Known as the “star of success,” Anuradha deploys the weapons of unwavering certainty and fearlessness, setting clear boundaries, while devoting itself to goals. Courageous Mars will be in the third house from the full moon, giving the lunar light a solid tone of determination and initiative.

Take heed, the volatility of aggressive Mars has been on the rise since May 3, when he entered Capricorn, the earth-shaking sign of his exaltation. His willful drive will rev-up to full gear this summer, as he stations retrograde with the shadowy tail of the eclipse serpent, Ketu. Mars will be shifting foundations, enflaming tempers, and reshaping boundaries through November. How this affects you depends on how Mars transits your individual natal chart. Read the MARS HOROSCOPES to find out more.


Lord Murugan rides peacock, symbol of pride, with the serpent of negative tendencies in its claws.

An excellent remedy to cool over-heated Capricorn Mars will fall the day before the full moon (May 28), on the birthday of the war-god of courage and wisdom, Lord Murugan.
Murugan was born from the third eye of Lord Shiva, the god of destruction and spiritual liberation, and is the warrior of truth and clarity. He can be invoked for courage to speak your truth under pressure and communicate your point of view clearly. His blessings liberate us from stubborn pride and ignorance, while transmuting fear and reactivity into righteous action.

On this Anuradha full moon, connect to your inner strength, and to those who share in your goals and visions. Remember, that what seems to separate us from one another is often less significant than what we have in common.

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