The full moon rises on Thursday, August 11th. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Capricorn. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about the full moon in Capricorn and give some tips on how to make this time balanced and smooth.
When Is The Full Moon In Capricorn?
The full moon in Capricorn will occur on Thursday, August 11th, 2022, reaching peak illumination at 9:36 P.M. Eastern Time. For the best view of the full moon, look towards the southeast after sunset to catch a glimpse of it.
The Full Moon In Capricorn
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The full moon in August fills our minds with the energies of the Capricorn constellation.
The impact of the full moon in Capricorn is contradictory since it brings both positive and negative influences. On the negative side, it brings stiffness, melancholy, and feeling of loneliness. On the positive side, it increases self-control, caution, ambition, patience, conservatism, and a sense of responsibility.
The Spiritual Lesson Of This Full Moon
Capricorn teaches us patience. This is the lesson we all need to learn. Tune yourself to the wave of patience and calmly meet the situations that come into your life. Try to be kinder with your family.
This is also the time to focus on your main goals in life. Think about your priorities and what distracts you from accomplishing your goals. This is the time when you need to let go of things that don’t serve your life purpose. For example, if you feel like social media is taking too much time from your life and distracts you from doing something meaningful, maybe it is time to take a break from it and do a social media detox. Or, let’s say you feel like you have no energy to focus on your goals. Well, maybe it’s time to rethink your diet and unhealthy habits. Maybe it’s time to focus on eating healthy and doing daily exercises. Whatever it is, this full moon is a great time to let go of things that don’t serve your life purpose!
If you don’t focus on your goals during this full moon, Capricorn’s energy will make you feel intense emotions and be melancholic. Therefore, try to focus on some goals, even if they are small. This will satisfy you and make your energy move in the right direction.
The Full Moon In Dhanista Nakshatra
Dhanista is a Mars-ruled nakshatra. It is symbolically associated with the drum or flute. Known as ‘the star of the symphony’ it symbolizes the unrelenting beat of the passage of time. Drums are usually associated with deeper undercurrents that move beyond normal perception. As the mridangam vibrates its rhythm into the aether, it has a powerfully hypnotizing effect on its listeners. The energy of this nakshatra is much like the pied-piper merrily leading his entourage under its melodious spell. A drum and flute are hollow, therefore, words you hear during this time may actually be empty and hold little truth behind them.
It is expected that the August full moon will be a time when people in leadership positions will be especially thirsty for power. You may see world leaders giving promising speeches that will make people feel more hopeful about the future, however, Dhanista nakshatra brings the energy of the manipulative spell, which means that these speeches, may actually be as empty as a hollow flute. Now is a good time to practice discernment with people in leadership positions. Use your own independent judgment before making any decision. During this time, you may hear a lot of promises that are ‘too good to be true’. Use your common sense and logic to analyze what you hear.
Dhanista Nakshatra may cause weakness of the lower back, liver, and urinary tract, thrombosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis of the knees and ankles, neurosis, injury to the shins, and the fracturing of leg bones.
The Nature of Dhanista Nakshatra: Tamas
Tamas guna represents a state of darkness, inertia, inactivity, and materiality. It manifests itself in the form of ignorance and brings internal resistance to any kind of changes or active actions.
The full moon in Tamas manifests itself as a lack of confidence and security. Tamas makes it difficult to control desires. It is necessary to be more attentive to the choice of food you make during the period of influence of this nakshatra.
How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?
If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the full moon. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.
Spend this time during the full moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.
To harmonize the moon’s influence on our lives, we can perform moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the moon’s vibrations.
Spiritual Practices For the Full Moon
#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy
This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.
- Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
- In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).
#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance
During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), and stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA
#3: Chanting SHRIM Mantra
SHRIM is the mantra of beauty, love, and delight. This is the mantra of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance, wealth, and beauty. Chanting this mantra helps to expand the sense of beauty, and attract love and abundance.
The Bottom Line
The August full moon will teach us how to distinguish truth from lies, how to properly express our thoughts, ideas, and desires through words, and practice conscious communication. This full moon can bring a lot to the surface, therefore, we need to take time for self-analysis, introspection, and self-reflection. Take time to reflect on what the full moon brings up for you. Get outside at night and let the light of the Moon shine upon you. Then, bring your attention back to what kind of changes are needed in your life. Think about what needs to shift for you to change your life for the better and take your consciousness to the next level of evolution. Focus on your higher goals and don’t let yourself get distracted by something that needs to be let go of.