This Full Moon is planted firmly in the watery womb space of Pisces, in a Nakshatra called “Uttara Bhadrapada,” which means (among many things) “higher blessings.”
This is one half of a pair of Nakshatras — Purva and Uttara Bhadrapada. Both represent a deep desire to reach the final destination of one’s spiritual quest… Purva through fire, and Uttara, through water. Whereas fire leads to the ashes of complete destruction, water has a softer way of moving through the world, carving the land over time — no rush, no dawdling. Just flow. This is the way of Uttara Bhadrapada — and this is the mood we might expect from this full moon.
Notice which suggestion here resonates for you👇🏻
▶️ If you’re tuned into your intuition and/or have a mastery of your mind, you’re able to mute anxious thoughts. Using simple affirmations or sounds, you anchor your attention and plant positive seeds in your mind, rather than letting thoughts run amok. If this is you, meditation, journaling, channeling ancestors through writing, oracle cards, and other intuitive activities might feel reeallllly good this night. Not much effort is needed to make a magical offering to this Moon — listen to your heart, and don’t question what it whispers to you. Trust.
▶️ If, however, you’ve fallen out practice with your spiritual path and the rituals that ground you recently, I believe this Moon has built-in support to get back on track. Uttara Bhadrapada has the natural support of some of the great gurus of the zodiac — Jupiter (lord of Pisces) for higher wisdom, and Saturn (lord of the Nakshatra) for hard work, diligence, and the release of resistance toward what you know you need for your own well-being. Consider doing a cleansing ritual with water to re-tune into that deep, womb wisdom — as simple as a sacred bubble bath, calm music, and intention setting.
▶️ No matter what, I recommend getting outside to see the actual Moon in the sky, too. Simply witnessing her light is medicine in and of itself. Happy Purnima (Full Moon) 🤗
*Note: My teachings are rooted in Vedic/Yogic Astrology and the actual location of the Moon in the sky.
Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mollie is a cheesehead transplant to Northwest Montana, with degrees in Retail and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today, she lives off the grid, half the year in a Tiny House & half the year in a yurt — both of which she and her husband, Sean, built by hand. Nonprofit Executive Director by day, Mollie also owns and teaches at Yoga Hive — a chain of community yoga studios in the valley.