Moon Diary


Saturday is associated with the planet Saturn.

Saturn (a.k.a Shani) is a malefic planet, a planet of learning.

Saturn can often manifest as depression or feeling down in the dumps. Frustration and mounting inner desires are the signs of Saturn. It is restrictive, fearsome, cold, and one of life’s greatest teachers.

When well placed, it gives its natives integrity, wisdom, patience, perseverance, authority, and organizational abilities.

When not well placed or ill-aspected, it can bring miseries, sorrow, delays, disappointment, and disharmony.

Today is the 5th day of the waxing moon –Shukla Panchami – and the deity is Nāga (Deity who rules Serpents) – the Nāgas are generally regarded as guardians of treasure.

It’s a Purna day – purna means full.

The Moon is in the sign of Pisces (ruled by Jupiter), and in the Nakshatra of Uttara Bhadra Pada, ruled by Saturn. The deity is the celestial serpent. With Saturn as the ruler, this placement is indicative of a highly structured (Shani), intuitive mind and disciplined habits.

So we have Saturn in a big way today, with Jupiter as a partner, ruling the Moon in Pisces, a dual water sign. We also have the deity of serpents show up twice. The potential for a stressful emotional day is there, and Jupiter keeps things in balance so as to not get out of hand.

Today can be a day of discipline, to study spiritual books and seek deeper knowledge through meditation, solitude, and contemplation.

Also a good day to clean, organize, and bring to order your belongings, your closet, your garage. Catch up on that laundry, clean the long neglected basement, maybe tackle the attic; and in the process, you may uncover long forgotten treasures (Serpent energy), old love letters, ancient pictures, or an overlooked scrapbook. Use your intuition as to what to do next – this is a good day to tune into your deeper wisdom and act from there. Maybe take a walk in nature to ease the seriousness of Saturn.

Traditionally an auspicious day for all ceremonies.



Thursday is associated with Jupiter.

Jupiter is a benefic, masculine planet, signifier of luck and fortune, and he rules religion, philosophy, spirituality, and higher teachings. He is known as Guru or Father, and represents the husband in a woman’s chart. He is noble, dignified, fruitful, and optimistic.
Jupiter generally brings benefits to whatever planets or house it is associated with.
Today is a purna day; purna means full.
Today is the 25th lunar day, Krishna Dashami, the 10th day of the waning Moon.

The moon is in the nakshatra of Vishaka – Vishakha has a rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of dharma. It also is ruled by Jupiter and the God of Dharma – the main deities are Radha, the divine consort of Sri Krishna and Indra / Agni.

Vishaka is a place of shakti – the power to achieve many and various fruits in life.

So today has Jupiter written all over it – a time to go deep into what you believe – to reflect on your soul’s purpose – great day for meditation, auspicious events, ceremonies. Today could be a day of great fortune, or at least, a day of benefic circumstances – someone could treat you to a coffee at work, or your spouse may surprise you with a gift.

A day for virtuous acts and following your own higher aspirations – buy a child a toy, spread the goodness, share a kind word to all you meet. Try being the guru of upliftment, spreading positive energy and benefic vibrations – if you’re not feeling it, fake it until you make it – be kind, generous, forgiving – Jupiter energy will do the rest.


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