What does it mean spiritually when you are born on a full moon and your sun is in Cancer and moon in Capricorn?
Gautama Buddha was born on a FULL moon day and Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment on a FULL moon day! The significance of FULL moon is immense.
Gautama Buddha’s whole life is connected with the full moon: HE was born on full moon, he became enlightened on the full moon night, he died on the full moon night. This cannot be just coincidence!
And now physiologists have been studying the effects of the full moon on the human psyche – and the results are staggering. On Full moon day – you become more spirited – full moon night does something to the human psyche.
Since the very beginning it has been affecting the poets, the painters, the sculptors, the musicians, the dancers, the actors – and the spiritualists! There is something different under the full moon; that perhaps the rays of the full moon are hand in hand! – The distance is far – but the closeness – the intimacy is still felt!
In Zen Buddhism – the full moon has become something special – because everything that happened to Buddha happened on the full moon night! So in every Zen monastery – on the full moon night people just sit under their trees and watch the full moon. The full moon has become symbolically connected with Gautama Buddha. And just watching and witnessing the full moon, they enter into deep meditation.
Among all the Enlightened Ones, Gautama the Buddha is very special to me. Gautama Buddha is the most beautiful man who has walked on this planet!
H.G. Wells, in his world history, has written one sentence which should be written in gold. Writing about Gautama Buddha he writes, “Gautama Buddha is perhaps the only godless man, and yet so godly!”
Capricorn moon is by birth spiritual – provided Sun, Moon and Mars – are well connected to spiritual points in the birth chart. And – make it a Full Moon – and you have an ‘icing on the cake’! But the story is not yet over – the whole story of spirituality can be missed – when RAHU – the demonic energy comes in between – so one has to see – if teh horoscope in inclined towards RAHU-ish trend or KETU-ish trend. The latter is good for spiritual progress.
KETU is not seeking. Remember this, realize this. Shri Ketu is not searching, not desiring – not looking for anything – it simply is relaxing – and it is only when you RELAX – that it comes, that the divine flows through you – that is the only moment when you truly experience GOD.
Buddha does not give you any religious education. He wants you simply to be yourself, whatever it is. That is your religion – to be yourself. No man has loved freedom so much. No man has loved mankind so much. He would not accept followers for the simple reason that to accept a follower is to destroy his dignity. He accepted only fellow travelers. His last statement before dying was, “If I ever come back, I will come as your friend.”
And so my word to all my fellow travelers is this – do not try to become – just be yourself – just relax – just accept yourself in totality – you don’t have to go anywhere, you don’t have to seek anything – just be rooted within – for God is not up in the sky – God dwells within you – turn inwards – meditate – and live in total acceptance.
Love and compassion are the natural expression of our inner transformation. We can meditate with Buddha, dance with Krishna and celebrate our love with Sufis.
You don’t have to become a Buddhist to understand Buddha – you don’t have to become a christian to understand Jesus – you don’t have to become a Hindu to understand Krishna and you don’t have to become a Muslim to understand the Prophet – just let ‘understanding’ be your only law.
Buddha is not a name, it is a title. It is a state of enlightenment – anyone – irrespective of your religion – can be a Buddha – to attain Buddhahood – you need not be a Buddhist – you just have to understand your ‘self’ – you just have to understand Gautama Buddha.
I am a Hindu and still I have immense respect, love for Gautama Buddha – I just love this man who walked on this planet. And so here I share a beautiful quote that I very deeply resonate with:
“I love Gautama the Buddha because he represents to me the essential core of religion. He is the beginner of a totally different kind of religion in the world. He has propounded not religion but religiousness. And this is a great radical change in the history of human consciousness.” – Osho
Full moon is Buddha. Buddha is the Full moon – and therefore the full moon has become synonymous with the essence of spiritualism and hence your question of full moon has also the fragrance of spiritualism!
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.