2 Full Moon Rituals
The Lunar & Solar Serpents
THE FULL MOON
KUNDALINI SHAKTI RITUAL
Lunar and Solar Snakes
19 – 20 OCTOBER
20:00 – 22:00 – CEST ZOOM
2 nights of working with the stars of the Beautiful Steps
The Bhadrapada Nakshatra’s
Moons of Death & Rebirth
We will meet at the rise of the first full Moon of the dark half of the year, now we are in the descending half of the year where the nights are longer than the days.
This is the first full Moon at the exordium of the dusking half of the year.
We will be connecting to the Kundalini serpents of fire and water, Moon and Sun.
When Fire and water meet, we have steam. The steam is known as the Gandanta point to the Yogins. This is the place of extremity where karmic knots open.
Gandanta literally means the end of the knot.
The two Nakshatra’s (lunar houses) that we will be evoking and working with by way of Tantric ritual are the Bhadrapadas, literally ‘the beautifully terrifying steps’.
These are a pair of lunar houses of destruction and extreme force. Destruction leads to creation
Ponder if you will, upon the words: Beautifully terrifying step.
How do beauty and fear relate to each other?
Therein lays the secret of the Bhadrapadas.
Purva Bhadrapada, Fire Snake Ajaikapad
Tuesday the 19th of October
20:00 – 22:00 – CEST ZOOM
The fire snake is known as Ajaikapad, the one footed power beast of fire. The word Aja in his name refers to that which is mystical and mysterious. This will be an investigation into the secrets of the heat of Kundalini Shakti.
In this nights ritual, we shall work with fire within and without. A candle flame upon your altar will required.
Ajaikapad is a form of the Storm god Rudra, full of fiery emotion and creative destruction.
Fire is the form that this serpentine energy takes. Just as lightning in a storm can result in fire.
Purva Bhadrapada translates as the origins of a beautifully terrifying step. The lesson of this lunar house is all about learning to see what the effects of our fiery emotions are, upon ourselves, others and the spiritual energetic field of our existence.
Firstly, what is fiery emotion?
It is emotion that either warms or burns. Fire can bring light and warmth, which can turn into clarity and nourishment. But on the other hand, Fire can consume, burn and destroy.
When we get an insight into the origin behind our fiery actions, we take a magical step into the uses of fire.
When we get an insight into the origins of our fire, the nature of our expression of fire is transformed to one of spiritual efficiency.
To use a metaphor, we lean about the dial on the stove and the right amount of heat required for the cooking at hand. Each act of cooking requires a specific use of flame.
Our handling of the inner flame can either nourish or burn, a chronically hot flame can consume everything including ourselves. But when we start to see the origins of our relationship to fiery force then we start to take back our power over the dial on the stove of feeling. This is the wisdom that this lunar house transports to us.
This nights ritual will be an investigation into the origins of the beautifully terrifying steps of our existence.
On this nights ritual, will apply Tantric ritual formulas of working with the lunar constellation of Purva Bhadrapada, working with inner and outer Mudra and Mantra in alignment with this constellation of the fire serpent.
We will summon the fiery forces of emotion by accessing our deeply underground volcanic latent energies. Things like, frustration, anger, tension are brought to the sacrificial altar of Yog for this ritual.
Then we will centralise fiery emotion with concentration and vision, and then feed the force into the Kundalini channel of the spinal serpent of fire.
When fire of emotion is expressed willy-nilly it disperses force, but when it is focussed and strategically applied to the centralised position of the fire serpent in the inner spinal channel, then it is nourished unto Kundalini Shakti Jagra. This translates as the awakening of the primal psycho/physical serpent power of the human energy system. This the Tantrics refer to as Kundalini Shakti.
Uttara Bhadrapada, Water Snake Ahirbudhnya
Wednesday the 20th of October
20:00 – 22:00 – CEST ZOOM
The Water snake is known as Ahirbudhnya. His name can be broken in two Ahir means the upper celestial realm and Budhnya means the deep foundation.
The roots come from below but to rise they must have a foundation. The secret of polarities and exchange is implicit in his name.
The lunarly watery snake Ahirbudhnya relates to the downward circuitry and foundation of Kundakini Shakti.
This snake teaches us the way of sinking to the depths, going way down into the deep receptive waters of the soul.
The Moon serpent Ahirbudhnya is another form of the storm god Rudra, this time in his raining raging downpour.
This Moon serpent is full of the secrets of the ocean depths. To voyage with him is to go into places where one unknown, unseen and forgotten. The power is deep in the depths.
On this night, we will summon the watery forces of emotion by accessing our deeply underground currents of feeling. Then we will centralise them and feed the watery force of emotion into the Kundalini Moon channel of the spinal serpent of water.
When watery emotion and power is expressed haphazardly without foundation, then it floods and drowns out the potential that is inherent in the forces of feeling.
But when watery emotion is focussed and strategically applied to the centralised position of the Kundalini Moon serpent in the inner secret spinal channel, then it is nourished unto Kundalini Shakti Jagra. This translates as the awakening of the primal psycho/physical serpent power of the human energy system that the Tantrics refer to as Kundalini Shakti.
By working with the Moon serpent ritualistically, we awaken to the buried treasure of watery emotion.
What is watery emotion?
It is emotion that is moist, emotion with juice and tears, potentially nourishing if brought to vision, or potentially drowning and smothering if in slumber.
On this night, we will work with the Tantric invocation of the star forces of Uttara Bhadrapada. This translates as the mature beautifully terrifying steps.
We will indeed attempt to take a mature beautifully terrifying step.