Uttara Phalguni is a nakshatra pair with Purva Phalguni. Together their symbol is a cot or marriage bed (Purva Phalguni the front legs and Uttara Phalguni the back legs) and the 4 legs of the cot represent the four dimensions of space, the 4 heads of Brahma and the 4 Vedas. Both Phalgunis represent the unity of various capabilities and human potentials that are brought to fruition. Purva Phalguni has the Shakti Power of “procreation” while Uttara Phalguni has the Shakti Power of “wealth through union.”
The ruling deity of Uttara Phalguni is Aryaman – a god of leadership who is known for fighting. Uttara Phalguni represents the capabilities that are developed as a result of ambition, overcoming difficulties and fighting one’s way through the realm of matter. There is courage and righteous struggle in this nakshatra. Uttara Phalguni represents the capabilities that are developed as a result of ambition, overcoming difficulties and fighting one’s way through the realm of matter.
The Full Moon in Uttara Phalguni is the culmination or fruition of what we began under the New Moon in Purva Bhadrapada. Another set of nakshatras with cot or bed symbols. In my New Moon blog, I wrote “Purva Bhadrapada is ruled by Aja Ekapada, the one footed goat deity who is a form of Shiva and the vehicle of Agni (sacred fire). He represents infinity, transcendence, unborn latent creative energy and is without motion or speech. Purva Bhadrapada is an eccentric, mystical, intelligent, philosophical, visionary and future oriented nakshatra. Yet it is also a fierce nakshatra with the shakti power of spiritual fire, especially the metaphorical fire of purification to nourish evolution. It has a keynote of sacrifice.” These seeds of symbolism sewn in the New Moon culminate in Uttara Phalguni where we begin to actively engage in the process of directing our inner qualities into the outer world with strength, confidence and righteousness of mission.
The Full Moon happens on the first day of spring which is a time of new beginnings. What vision did you hold for your future at the New Moon? Did you discover an untapped latent potential within? Did you have a spiritual insight into your dharmic path that seemed important and perhaps bigger than you? Now is the time to put the New Moon’s Shakti Power of the “spiritual fire” to work with the Full Moon’s Shakti Power “wealth through union.” This can be taken a few ways. It could indicate that joining with others can help to achieve your ambitions but you’ll have to overcome difficulties along the way. It can reveal a truth that our dharmic path is foraged and lit by the spiritual fire of our soul but in order to hold onto the union with our soul, higher self, God consciousness, whatever you want to call it, we have to do battle with the ego.