full moon in hasta
[00:00:00] April's full moon happening Thursday, April 6th at. Midnight Eastern time, 12:33 AM Eastern time. So somewhere over Wednesday night into Thursday, depending on your time zone, the moon has already been its full phase since yesterday, really Tuesday and will continue to be in its full phase. Through late Thursday, maybe early into Friday. So full moon phases usually lasts about three days. That peak is happening over Wednesday and Thursday night. This is the last full moon.
[00:00:31] Before our eclipse season happening over areas and Libra. Um, Starting with the new moon at the end of this month. And then a month from now, we'll have our other eclipse in Libra. So this full moon is. Kind of a big deal, maybe the last chill one for the next, you know, moon cycle. Um, it's happening in Sidereal Virgo in Hasta Nakshatra, which means the hand. So.
[00:00:57] Before we get into what that means. I just want to extend you a warm welcome to the Yogi scopes podcast. I'm your host, Rosemary Holbrook. And. Yeah, I'm here to tell you yoga practices for the current sidereal, Vedic, astrology weather. So. Stick around to the end for yoga practices and journal prompts. I do expect this episode. I'm if you hear me like talking fast, I'm trying to, I have like 15 minutes to record it because crazy life. I don't know a full moon. I have small kids.
[00:01:26] Um, I I've heard the saying that like teachers and healthcare workers always know when it's a full moon and that feels. Relevant to my life right now. So I don't know about you happy. Full moon. And this full moon also is Hanuman Jayanti which is, well, we'll talk about what that means, um, in a moment. So.
[00:01:48] Like I said, this full moon is happening in sidereal Virgo. So if you're on social media and you're into astrology, or you're watching this on YouTube, it's, it's hard to avoid. I have people ask me all the time. How do you sort out the noise between Western and Vedic astrology? Because I know some of you listening are in India and it's probably not that hard for you, but for us here in the states, or maybe Australia, UK, places like that, Western.
[00:02:15] Places, um, the, the loudest voices tend to be Western astrology voices, and that's fine. So they're probably saying this is happening in Libra. And then the eclipses are in, I guess, Taurus and Scorpio is what they'll be saying, but. According to this idea. Zodiac, which is closer to astronomically, accurate, still, not quite astronomically accurate. Um, this is happening in Virgo.
[00:02:42] And Vedic astrology gives us some more specific. Um, way of looking at where stuff is happening and that's called the And so we're going to talk about that in a moment. If you want to learn more about those things. You can go to, it's always linked in the show notes or the description of the video, just my social media, Link In Bio, or yogiscopes.com/linkinbio as like all one word. I have an article about
[00:03:06] where you can read more about what they are in general and how to use them. There's also a, that's our April monthly workshop and I have a podcast episode. About the difference between Western and Vedic astrology. So if you want to learn more about that, those are there. Um, just resources you can refer back to if you're new, otherwise.
[00:03:25] If you're not new, it's still like helpful to maybe look at. Anyway, Sidereal Virgo. So Virgo being the sixth sign of the Zodiac has connections to things like daily routine, health and wellness. So it might be that you are completing cycles perhaps related to those things or releasing. Ways of being related to your routine or health health, especially your, your health-related routines. Like what kind of routine do you have related to staying healthy?
[00:03:56] It might be that you're releasing things, um, or letting go, creating more space for more healthy routines. Now. Um, And so the knock shots are where this is happening. The lunar mansion. Is hosta. And if you practice yoga, To any degree, which I'm imagining that you do, if you're listening to this podcast is like kind of niche. Like you kind of have to be into yoga.
[00:04:19] To find your way to this podcast and make it four minutes in or whatever. Um, hosta you've I'm sure you've heard of like hosta, potting, Gustafsson. Ana hand to foot pose. Urdhva Hastasana upward hands pose. Um, things like that. So hosta means hand in Sanskrit. And so that's, this is like one of the easiest, next chapters to see where the meaning is derived from. So that's something I kind of always talk about as we look at, you know, the Sanskrit word, the kind of origin of the word. We look at the stories around
[00:04:54] Nakshatra or a planet. To understand the meaning so that we can apply it to our life. So that that's where I derive the yoga practices and the journal prompts. That I give you from. So, um, the translation of hosta means hand. And so it signifies all activities performed with the hands on Monday. In our, so we have a moon day practice. Every Monday it's free or you can leave a donation. So I appreciate everybody that does, but it's totally not expected.
[00:05:23] Um, Uh, especially if you're a member. So on Mondays we have a. Oops, moon day practice. That's my reminder, too, that I need to teach the heavy Skip's flow in five minutes. I'm trying to. Record this in the. Time between my son woke up sick and. Teaching, because I think I'm going to have to stay home with him today. That's why I'm hurting.
[00:05:42] So, um, Uh, on Monday, we did a meditation around the heart chakra and how the hands do the work of the heart. Um, so that meditation is already up on YouTube. I don't always do that, but if I feel like it or have time or whatever, I will sometimes put the recordings of our Monday practices up on YouTube.
[00:06:01] The best way to get, make sure you get those to just sign up and you'll get the automatic recording sent to you, even if you can't make it live. Um, but so there's meditation up on YouTube, around the hands, doing the work of the heart. If you want to listen to that. And along with some hand stretches some, some fun, little hand stretches we did in our Monday practice, it's already on YouTube. So that that's a lot that will encapsulate a lot of the yoga practices for this week.
[00:06:26] If you want to check it out. Um, but some other keywords for hostile knock. because, you know, the it's, it's completely within the sign of Virgo. And so we see that that sometimes there's overlap in characteristics of a next Yatra and the sign. In which it resides. And so for hosta it's Virgo. So, um, some keywords for this energy are industrious intelligent.
[00:06:51] Reasonable. So if you think about a hand also, what else do we do with our hands? We greet people like with a wave or, um, we make agreements with a handshake. A handshake is a pretty. Uh, across many cultures sign of, of agreement and, um, Goodwill. Right. So think about that with hosta. That's like what this, um, what would be indicated or good use of this energy during this full moon?
[00:07:21] Um, and.
[00:07:26] Sorry, pausing. It's like early in the morning had to collect my thoughts. Sometimes I edit that out, but I really don't think I have time today. Um, So, yeah, it think about what, what are you creating in this world with your hands? You pretty much, we pretty much do everything with our hands. And I'm sensitive to the fact that some folks don't have them. My partner is actually doing a job. He does construction, um, for somebody that.
[00:07:50] Lost there. Hands and a terrible accident right now. And this person still gets around and manifest things into the world. So, so I'm sensitive to that. It's not time to go into that. I've got to teach in a couple of minutes. Um, But yeah, but we do everything. We put it into being with our hands. Like you have a thought, you have to carry it out with your hands most times. Like, even if you, even, if you don't necessarily work with your hands, think about like, if you have a desk job, you're still like typing with your hands. You're making the actions on the computer happen with your hands.
[00:08:22] Um, and so our hands are often, like we use them all day long every day. And how often do you love on your hands? Like get a manicure or give yourself risks, massages or, um, risk stretches. So if you want to check out some of those restretch is check out the Monday practice that's already uploaded on YouTube.
[00:08:39] Or it's in your member portal for those of you. That our members. Um, and so just remember. This knock shots are a, has, um, big power to like manifest things. Think about what are you manifesting with your hands? And so in the subtle body anatomy from yoga, this gets into your, our yoga practices for this full moon.
[00:08:58] Um, The hands and arms are encapsulated within the heart chakra. So that's what we were kind of when the class I'm about to teach for the UV, skip slow. It's too late to sign up. If you're listening to this. Um, we'll be focusing on the heart chakra and so everything around it. Um, and that was a little bit our, our meditation on Monday. If you want to catch that.
[00:09:23] Recording. So heart chakra. Hand stretches. Connection with the hands. Um, I'm also just connecting with the hands, perhaps in like your plank pose or tabletop, just really making that connection with how your hands feel, how they land on the earth. Would be good ways to work that into your yoga practice. And then also I mentioned it's honeymoon Jiante. So I don't really have time to tell the story about the basically.
[00:09:52] It's a holiday, a holiday from the Indian calendar. That is marked by the full moon. The purnomo Tiffy that's full moon day. Um, during the shoot GLA Paktia. which is the like, Waxing half of. Um, The month of tightrope. And so if you, if that, if that means nothing to you, don't worry about it. If you want to know what it means.
[00:10:16] April's monthly workshop, all about the moon and titties and. Um, patches and all these words and Vedic astrology, and making them relevant to your life is, um, on the 23rd of this month. And you can sign up for drop-in or comfort free as a member. Anyway, this one. Is when. Honeymoons birthday. Is celebrated. And so if you don't know, honeymoon is the, um, sort of like half God, like deity in, um, Vedic mythology, where he's like part monkey. And basically he is, he's also known as
[00:10:53] Like Anjaneyasana, um, And he is. The God of devotion and self-discipline among other things. There's a story that I was going to tell, but I don't really have time to tell. Um, about how he carried a whole mountain. Back to battle because he, somebody needed a healing herb and he didn't want to bring the wrong ones. So he just like changed shape and picked up this whole mountain and was like, here's the mountain? Get the IRB need.
[00:11:17] Right. So if you think about just what that story means, it's like this. Um, Willing to go above and beyond to serve another, to bring healing to another. That's like an ultimate act of devotion. Right? So, um, Yeah. And he's also known as one capable of lifting and carrying any burden for a cause. So that's a little bit of the energy of this full moon. And so with that in mind for your yoga practice,
[00:11:46] You might do Anjaneyasana and art, a Honda Manasseh. So the, um, you know, low lunch to half split or if full split is in your practice, like, go ahead. That's um, Honeymoon Asana to celebrate the DD Hahn honeymoon. Um, you can look more into that. If you're curious. But yeah, those are your yoga practices. And so your journal prompts that you might do, especially after you've done that full moon practice is up on YouTube. In what ways can I use my hands?
[00:12:15] To do the work of the heart. And what is my unique medicine? Think of the herbs that honeymoon brought back. Right. Um, in what ways can I bring that healing to the world? What ways. Are you going to, what burden feels worth shouldering to you to bring healing to those that need it right? What's your unique medicine? What's, what's your little healing herbs that you're going to.
[00:12:38] Bring to the world. Uh, that's a product of your heart. So. Yeah, I guess I can record a podcast episode a lot faster than I usually do. And anyways, thanks for being here. Um, my kid's fine. I don't know if I said this or not, but I'm the reason I'm having to do this now is because my husband had to take my kid.
[00:12:56] So the doctor early and. He's gonna be fine. Um, But yeah. So here we go. I'm going to go teach now. I hope you have a wonderful full moon. Wonderful Wednesday. I might pop into the Facebook group to answer any questions since this was a little bit rushed. So please do remember to keep your. Feet on the ground. You're heading the stars and stay in the light until next time friends.