On 12 December, early morning European time, Moon will reach the degree of its fullness in Mrigashira nakshatra, which is governed by none other by Soma himself – Vedic Moon-god. Expect your mind to be more active around this time period.
Moon will be in its full power on this special full moon. Occupying the nakshatra governed by himself (Soma), in the sign of its exaltation (Taurus) and shining with its full rays, it will make our minds more active, too. With lunar energy being so dominant in the sky our minds can become overly active and distracted, as if constantly looking for something. After all, Mrigashira nakshatra is a star of searching. But at the same time, if we focus our intention on the things, which are really important for us in this time period, we may find some new ways to resolve old conflicts and receive the light of Divine inspiration and profound insights. After all, the Divine nectar of soma was symbolising the abundant flow of Divine energy in the Vedas.
Mrigashira nakshatra also happens to be the birth nakshatra of Goddess Parvati herself. When Moon becomes full in Mrigashira the appearance day of Her form as Bhairavi, one of the 10 Mahavidyas, is celebrated. This is a beautiful night to connect more with the Goddess and offer Her your prayers and devotion. Mother Bhairavi represents Kundalini shakti itself, dwelling at the base of our spine, just waiting for us to realise our soul’s unlimited potential. Interestingly, the symbol of Mrigashira nakshatra is a serpent, too. This inner spiritual potential, represented by Kundalini shakti, serpentine power within us, gets nourished by soma, the Divine elixir and presiding deity of Mrigashira nakshatra, which represents the qualities of gentleness, compassion and Divine love.


Every Full Moon expands and exaggerates the qualities of the nakshatra it is dwelling in – and there is always some lesson that comes with that.

Mrigashira is the star of searching. When Full Moon shines in this nakshatra it can make our mind overly active and constantly searching for something – while sometimes forgetting about the goal of our search. This can make us a little forgetful, too and might require from us some extra effort to stay organised in this time period. Daily meditation will help you to keep your focus.


Does every information really deserve your attention? In this time period, try to be a bit more selective about what you are feeding your mind with – otherwise you may feel very exhausted due to too much intellectual activity or oversensitive due to processing too many signals. Remember, what you find your mind with, it tends to become. Your attention is precious. Learn to value it, as well.


Remember, the power of Mrigashira nakshatra is prinana shakti, power of fulfillment. When Full Moon occupies Mrigashira nakshatra, it is as if Divine Mother in the form of the Moon shines with the fullness of Her rays, ever ready to bless you. This is an extremely powerful time to make an intention or a powerful resolution – Moon can really fulfill your wishes on that day.


This is one of the most auspicious times of the year to connect with Divine Mother and attract Her blessings. It also happens to be the birthday of Bhairavi Mahavidya, one of the 10 sacred forms of Mother Kali. It is a beautiful day to connect with the Divine Feminine within you, intensify your spiritual practice and also connect with the Divine Mother through spending some time in nature.


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