Guru Purnima means the “Full Moon of the Guru”. In Sanskrit, “Gu” means darkness, “Ru” means remover, thus Guru Purnima is the occasion where all the ignorance in our mind are eliminated and the path for wisdom is paved. This year, Guru Purnima festival falls on Friday, July 15th 2011.
There goes an adage “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.” This is no exaggeration since teachers dedicate their entire life towards educating the pupils and thus enlightening and developing the upcoming society. Students and disciples convey their gratitude to their gurus and thereby gain immense intelligence and learning ability on the sacred occasion of Guru Purnima.
Worship of Lord Jupiter on Guru Purnima
Jupiter is the celestial teacher of mankind governing spiritualism and religion. The term Jupiter represents excellence and He is the teacher and the crusader of life. It is very essential to convey our thankfulness to Lord Jupiter on this sacred Guru Purnima occasion.
Astroved is conducting Abhishekams and Archanas at the 3 Most Powerful ‘Guru’ spots or Jupiter Temples in Tamil Nadu: Thiruchendur, Alangudi and Thiruvalithayam on this upcoming Guru Purnima.
Let Radha Krishna Be Your Guru this Guru Purnima
Radha Krishna is readily available to be your Guru during this Guru Purnima. Radha and Krishna are the avatars of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu who take the lead in imparting knowledge about worldly success through love, and thereby bestowing divine wisdom. This Guru Purnima, a special ceremony re-enacting their divine marriage will take place at a little known, remote and very small shrine in Tamil Nadu where the couple are said to have joined in union.
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It is difficult for human beings to practice unconditional love. All human love is conditional and agenda orientated and lead to despair and darkness. But regular worship of Radha-Krishna can bring lots of happiness, wisdom and well being into our life.
Celebrate this Guru Purnima with Astroved by participating in the reinactment of the Wedding Ceremony of Radha- Krishna that will lead to spiritual and material success.
Traditionally the Guru is considered an embodiment of the archetypes Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
The word 'Guru' means remover of darkness (In Sanskrit, "Gu" means darkness, "Ru" means remover). Thus, Guru Purnima is the day of eradicating ignorance and illuminating our lives with knowledge. On this Full Moon of the Guru can inspire us to overcome our limitations, even lethargy and conjure a life of wonderful possibilities.
The planets are uniquely positioned to give this Guru Purnima a fresh perspective and new hope for the spiritually inclined. Spiritual, God Loving seekers often come up short in the world of material success. This Guru Purnima is set to reverse that. Let the Goddess be your Guru and infuse your life with both the material and spiritual!
All things astrologically point to the Goddess reigning supreme for this Full Moon. The key planets supporting this are Venus- the maya, love and material world planet, the Moon- your emotional support planet, Jupiter- the wisdom or Guru planet, Mars- the proactive for successful endeavors planet and Mercury- the mind-set, business and communications planet.
Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu in the form of Radha-Krishna take the lead in teaching us about spiritual action and achieving worldly success through love. Radha- Krishna's union is considered the ultimate in divine love.
The relationship of Radha-Krishna is the highest of loves to reach for as it embodies divine love, beauty, affection, joy, bliss, effortless manifestation and wealth. On July 15th, 2011 IST, this Guru Purnima, a special ceremony re-enacting their divine marriage will take place at a little known, remote and very small shrine in Tamil Nadu where the couple are said to have joined in union.
Venus + Moon + Jupiter + Mars + Mercury +
Lakshmi - Vishnu / Radha - Krishna = Worldly & Spiritual Success
Astrology is not a superficial science and all it's different levels must be explored in order to be able to use it as an accurate and useful guide to your life.
Check out the constellation overview provided by our astrologers to help you decipher the celestial code on this Guru Purnima and give you some understanding of this opportunity to connect with the Goddess energy for the Spiritual Edge.
For purposes of finding out about the energies of this Full Moon Day we take the Moon's position as the 1st house, or the Moon is in the 1st house. The placement of the other planets in houses is taken as that number from the 1st house where the Moon is which is the house of Sagittarius. Guru Purnima is always the Full Moon when the Moon is in Sagittarius and the Sun is in Gemini.
Moon is in Purvashada a star ruled by Venus whose overlord is Goddess Lakshmi and in the house, Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter the Guru.
Jupiter is the planet of the Guru or teacher. His placement in the 5th house augments divine blessings especially in spiritual pursuits. Jupiter aspects and adds power to the 5th, 7th and 9th houses from its position which in this case is the 9th and 11th from the Moon and the 1st where the Moon sits. These are spirituality and good luck, fulfillment of desires and you/your mind and your life.
Venus in the 7th house from the Moon represents partnership, relationship and business or rather Goddess Lakshmi's blessing. Venus is 'looking' at the Moon (looking at you) which is ruled by the Goddess and also is the ruler of the 11th house which of course is the house of fulfillment and desires.
Venus is sitting with the Sun who is lord of the 9th house. A planet who shares another house with a another planet, shares its attributes temporarily to some degree. Therefore Venus benefits by acting as a conduit to the 1st house by bringing in spirituality good luck from the 9th house or Leo, ruled by the Sun.
Mars is the ruler of both the 5th house, where Jupiter is sitting, and the12th house of liberation and detachment. Mars is aggressive and energetic planet having potential for getting success in efforts and activities. Mars will cut through blockages and lethargy and make people brisk and proactive to cut through barriers and obtains success in their endeavors. Mars is in the 6th house of endeavors and on a day where his own star rules- Mrigasira. Therefore this placement of Mars gives Jupiter the Guru more energy and action in spiritual pursuits. Spiritual people will get the boost needed in order to take action.
Ketu in the same house as Mars and in Mar's star of Mrigasira indirectly gives some energy to teh 12th house of liberation and detachment which is traditionally what Guru Purnima is thought to be- a day to tune into the Guru with the intention of gaining enlightenment. Ketu brings transformation and detachment.
The Mars and Ketu combination gives spiritual people the boost to take energetic action to get things done in their spiritual. On Guru Purnima it also gives the boost to take action to make gains of fulfillment and your worldly or material desires.
Rahu in the12th house of liberation and detachment will help cut the ties to your limited life. You will gain liberty from attachments to your current life.
Mercury in the 8th house is favorable for transformation as the overlord is Lord Vishnu who is Lakshmi's consort, is in the Moon ruled Cancer. Vishnu/Krishna. Venus in the Mercury ruled Gemini gives support here with understanding the gifts the Goddess will give and guidance with cognitive clarity.