The Full Moon rises on Wednesday, July 13th. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Sagittarius. In this article, I will share everything you need to know about the full moon in Sagittarius and give some tips on how to make this time balanced and smooth.
When Is The Full Moon In Sagittarius?
The full moon in Sagittarius will occur on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, reaching peak illumination at 2:38 P.M. Eastern Time. For the best view of the full moon, look towards the southeast after sunset to watch it rise into the sky.
The Full Moon In Sagittarius
During the full moon period, we are most affected by the constellation in which the moon resides. The full moon in July fills our minds with the energies of the Sagittarius constellation.
This full moon increases optimism, cheerfulness, generosity, benevolence, the desire for patronage, as well as the desire to philosophize, broaden your horizons, or travel.
During this full moon, you may have:
- the desire to overcome limitations;
- interest in traveling;
- the need for new experiences;
- the desire to expand the horizons of your inner potential;
- increased need for independence;
- lack of modesty;
- a tendency to argue.
During the period of this full moon, our desire to change something in our lives increases. This desire can manifest itself as an interest in foreign countries, and foreign cultures. This is a good time to start learning a foreign language. It is also a good time to start studying numerology, runes, astrology, etc.
During this full moon period, we are going to be driven by our inner ideals and enthusiasm. These days, you will definitely want to expand in some way. It may be a desire to broaden your horizons. For example, you can sign up for various courses or classes.
The full moon in Saggitarius will make us value our freedom. Therefore, many of us will be very sensitive to other people’s advice. We may misinterpret friendly advice and see it as an attempt to manipulate us. Therefore, be very cautious with the advice you give to others. It’s better not to give advice at all unless someone asks you for one.
The Full Moon In Uttarashadha Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, this full moon takes place in the lunar mansion of Uttarashadha Nakshatra. Let’s take a closer look at this lunar mansion and what kind of energy it represents.
Uttarashadha is a Sun-ruled nakshatra. Its symbol is a rough wooden cot which represents its sense of austerity. Uttarashadha has an introspective nature, channeling one toward self-accountability.
Uttarashadha is the nakshatra of truthfulness. This nakshatra is intolerant of behind-the-scene influences and deception. Under the influence of this nakshatra, people will attract lots of life challenges where their truthfulness and authenticity will be tested. The spiritual lesson that Uttarashadha nakshatra brings to us is learning how to see through illusions in order to reveal the true nature of life events.
Under the influence of Uttarashadha nakshatra, some people will be motivated to fight for what they believe is right. Also, your commitment to your ideas and moral principles may get tested during this time. Therefore, it’s important to stay firm in your beliefs!
In Uttarashadha, the wisdom and integrity received in Sagittarius are directed to the sign of Capricorn – the field of changing and improving the surrounding world and humanity. Therefore, this Nakshatra puts a big responsibility on humanity, especially, on the world leaders. If the principles that humanity follows are false, then the changes that will be brought to the world will be wrong. In this case, there’s a danger of creating structures that will bind people and put more limitations on them, instead of setting them free.
The main advice for this Full Moon is to stay patient and take your emotions under control. You may face lots of injustice, manipulations, and lies, however, stay focused on your truth and your moral principles, and don’t compromise your authenticity in order to fit in.
Uttarashadha may cause weakness of lymphatic vessels, the knees, skin, ears, urinary system, typhoid, dysentery, eczema, and allergies.
The Nature of Uttarashadha Nakshatra: Rajas
Rajas are the energy of change. It is distinguished by passion, desire, effort, and pain.
The moon in Rajas guna manifests as an active desire to do something, irritation, passion, and strength. This moon position gives anxiety, stubbornness, and difficulty with mental concentration.
The Goal of Uttarashadha Nakshatra: Moksha
Moksha is the release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma. It is liberation from dependence, from the mirage created by dharma, kama, and artha. Moksha is the dissolution of delusions. The influence of this nakshatra gives an impetus to spiritual practice. During this full moon period, we should be more focused on our spiritual goals and less on the material.
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 time. 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.
In order to harmonize the influence of the moon 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
This full moon will make us want to change something in our lives, our views, and maybe even in the world. We are going to be driven by our ideals and principles and it’s going to be difficult to tolerate any injustice. However, the lesson here is to turn your desire for changes inward. If you see some big injustice in the world, turn your attention inward to see what needs to be balanced and heal. As within, so without. Start big changes with yourself. Are there any paradigms that have to be rethought? Are there any negative qualities that have to be transmuted? Is there an inner storm that has to be pacified? Instead of looking for what’s wrong with this world, focus on your shadow work and healing. The full moon will give you the needed support and strength.