Full moon
Vedic Astrology

Full Moon: Empty or Full?



by Saraswati J. Miller March 19, 2014 07:43 PM EST
Full Moon: Empty or Full?

A full Moon is known to be a powerful time of the month that brings energy, creativity, and an expansive feeling. We think of the full Moon as the climax of the Moon's monthly movement, but is it an ending or a beginning?

Similar to exalted planets in that they are "full" and can't be "added to", a Full Moon (or Purnima) means that it is full to capacity, there's no more room for it to expand and grow; it is complete. In this way, we can interpret the full Moon as a "new Moon" in that it marks the beginning of a new cycle of emptying itself and refilling itself (mirroring our internal process).

Share a free sample Career Strengths Reading. What are your strongest talents at work? The answers await with this unique reading!

In the Vedic system of astrology, beginning a lunar month at the Purnima is called Suklanta. This differs from starting the lunar month count at the new Moon (Amavasya) which is the point when the Moon is empty and is waiting to be filled by the Sun.

These different methods of starting the lunar calendar remind me of the saying "is your glass half empty or half full?!" When do we start our "new Moon" calendar and begin our new lunar month? When we are full and satisfied or when we are empty and needing to be nourished?
 

These two approaches to the lunar calendar can offer a different perspective for our full Moon and new Moon experiences.

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week: July 28 - August 3, 2014
The Stars This Week: June 23-29, 2014
The Stars This Week: May 19-25, 2014
The Stars This Week: April 14-20, 2014
Monthly Summary for June 2014
Monthly Summary for July 2014
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary for September 2014

Astrology On the Go

ASTROLOGY NEWSLETTERS

Wake Up to Your Horoscope
in Your Inbox

Start your day with a dose of the cosmos -- get your daily horoscope delivered straight to your email!

related articles
 
Escape from Reality as Mars Squares Neptune
Escape from Reality as Mars Squares Neptune

Feeling dreamy, distracted and a little bit distant from your daily to-do list? As of September 21,... read more »

 
Bring Glamor Back! Venus in Virgo Opposes Neptune in Pisces
Bring Glamor Back! Venus in Virgo Opposes Neptune in Pisces

The invitation's in the mail this week as Venus in Virgo steps onto the dance floor with Neptune... read more »

 
Empowered Daily Rituals as the Sun Trines Pluto
Empowered Daily Rituals as the Sun Trines Pluto

With the Sun's move into Virgo last week, the back-to-school vibes are now palpable. Fresh,... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers


Susan Kelly


Susan Kelly
With the dual sign of Gemini Rising, Susan Kelly is quite comfortable wearing two chapeaus: stylish writer and astrologer! For close to two decades, she has commented on trends in fashion, beauty and home décor. Her past fashion and beauty... read more

Astrology.com videos
3785509863001
3785510182001
3785512198001
3785566558001
3785514721001
3785514724001
3785566568001
3785514738001
3785580798001
3785556907001
3785566584001
3785580837001
3785580837001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
Today's Cosmic Calendar
 
Today's Planetary Forecast

Tread lightly and softly as the fourth workweek in September gets underway. Nervous tensions may be soaring as the Moon... read more »

 
The Stars This Week!
 
The Stars This Week

Fresh Beginnings! Get ready for an intense week filled with opportunities! First, Pluto, life's intensifier, turns... read more »