The full moon of Nov 26/27 shines with a fierce light of hope and courage.  Positioned in sidereal Taurus – the sign of the moon’s exaltation – this full moon expands heart-centered awareness of needs and expectations.

This full moon also has a creative spark in it. According to Vedic astrology, the full moon is in the area of the sky called Rohini nakshatra, a red star that represents the red eye of Taurus the bull. It’s said that Rohini is the moon’s favorite astral residence, and that under its influence the moon’s life-giving power is most potent. This passionate star can ignite powerful desires and bring new ideas to life, whether on a literal or metaphorical level.

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Since October, the fierce planet of war, Mars, has been approaching the sun in Scorpio (disappearing into the solar fire – combust). This challenging alignment has coincided with increased conflict and war in the Middle East.

On a personal level, you may be feeling under fire, or emotionally burned out.  Mars is now beginning to separate from the sun, and a time of recovery and reorganization is around the corner.

Take heed, this full moon also has a highly-pressurized aspect of Saturn. Difficult issues surrounding relationships are likely as love-centered Venus crosses the karmic snake, Ketu, on Nov 28.  Venus, the goddess of love, security, and creativity, is at a point of surrender now, and sudden twists and turns are likely in realm of relationships or finance.

If you feel dissatisfied in love, or frustrated in your material and/or creative efforts, this is a good time to let go of what’s not serving you, and make room for something new to come in.

On Nov. 29, Venus will enter Libra, the sign of peace and justice, where clarity and healthy boundaries can be restored. This is a good sign for issues surrounding the war in the Middle East, as it strengthens diplomacy and improves communication.

How these planetary transits affect you personally depends on your birth chart.  Book a Vedic Astrology reading to learn more.

In India this full moon is known as Kartika Purnima, and is venerated as one of the most holy of the year. Throughout the entire month, Hindus make pilgrimages to bathe in sacred rivers. The city of Varanasi is lit up in the celebration of Deva Diwali, a festival of lights for the Gods. On this night, the steps of the river temples are lit up with thousands of lamps, and offerings of burning candles are floated down the Ganges.

A special divine light shines through these volatile times.  Despite the intensity, use the Rohini full moon to connect with your higher truth, courage and creativity.  You make a difference.

How these planetary transits affect you personally depends on your birth chart.  Book a Vedic Astrology reading to learn more.