The full moon rises on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Taurus. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about the full moon in Taurus and give tips on how to make this time balanced and smooth.
When Is The Full Moon In Taurus?
The full moon will occur on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, reaching peak illumination at 11:08 PM EST/ 8:08 PM PT.
The Full Moon In Taurus
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The December full moon fills our minds with the energies of the Taurus constellation.
During this time, emotional fluctuations can alternate with laziness and inertia. It is best not to plan events that require rapid response and instant inclusion in the process for this full moon period. This period is more suitable for completing projects that have already been started than for starting new ones.
This is a good time for self-development and spiritual practices.
In order to feel good, it is recommended to pay attention to the diet during the full moon and also a few days before and after it. It is important to reduce the amount of processed foods and give preference to vegetables and fruits. Fasting is not recommended during this full moon because fasting during this time can greatly destabilize the emotional state.
The Full Moon In Rohini Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the December full moon occurs in the lunar mansion of Rohini Nakshatra.
Rohini is the Moon-ruled nakshatra that has a warm, passionate, and sensual nature. This full moon will create a perfect environment for our creative expression when our creative ideas can bring great gains. But we should not forget that Rohini is also a very materialistic nakshatra that may make our minds overly luxury-oriented so that we may become overly material and less spiritual. Don’t get caught in the illusion of a materialistic world and its possessions.
Vedic seers considered Rohini to be a conductor of cosmic energy that makes it possible to achieve the fulfillment of any desires. Rohini helps to materialize our intentions.
Rohini nakshatra can bring such health-related issues as injuries to the face and neck, sunstroke, heart problems, high blood pressure, fever, pain or swelling about the breast, irregular menses, and aching calf muscles.
Lessons to Learn
The karmic lessons of this full moon are:
- Learning how to control our desires;
- Developing a sense of security, stability, and protection;
- Meditating on the question: “What gives me a sense of satisfaction, what brings me joy?”
- Working on eliminating financial blocks from our subconscious mind.
- Taking our possessive instincts and jealousy under control.
- Working on eliminating greed.
Taurus teaches us how to be more practical with our choices. This is the time when we have to rethink our priorities in life. Maybe it’s time to switch from a city apartment to a piece of land somewhere in the countryside. Or, maybe we should think about how we can become more self-sustainable and live a more simple lifestyle. It’s certainly the time when we have to learn to grow our own food and prepare for possible food shortages in the near future. Use this full moon to analyze your lifestyle and life priorities.
In the context of self-development, this is a great time to expand our consciousness. This is a good time for the following practices:
- Shadow work and psychotherapy;
- Practices of forgiveness and acceptance;
- Solitary meditation;
- Practices focused on releasing yourself from the victim mentality.
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
Every month the full moon gives us a great opportunity to reconnect with our shadow self, get rid of negative qualities that no longer serve us, and heal. The full moon in Taurus teaches us how to be more practical, creative, and less materialistic. Watch your desires. Don’t let your material possessions control you. But, at the same time, it’s a great time to understand your desires and goals better. Meditate on what you want to accomplish in life and why you want it. This is a great time to visualize and manifest your reality.