Moon Diary 1.31.15

Saturday is associated with Saturn.

Saturn is related to slow moving, the elderly, long life, the judge, the field of law, career, wealth and incoming gains, as well as restriction and difficulties. It reflects the karma we are here to burn off in this lifetime, and in that sense, it is a planet of rectification and much needed correction, and its overall effect is one of triumph through discipline and hard work.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

Today is the 13th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Trayodashi, and the deity is Kamadeva.

Kamadeva is responsible for forming friendships, sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment. Also, human’s desires, wishes, passions, pleasure of the senses, the aesthetic enjoyment of life, and affection.

You get the idea – Kamadeva is a sensual, art-loving love button.

The Moon is in the sign of Gemini, ruled by Mercury, and in the Nakshatra called Ardra, ruled by Rahu.

Ardra’s deity is Rudra, an early version of Shiva, who transforms, changes and destroys that which is not in accordance with Dharma, righteousness and truth. It is a Nakshatra of change, swift action, transformation, and rebelliousness.

Rahu-ruled Ardra can be stormy in character; prone to temper-tantrums, and can be seen to have a deep emotional need to feel hormonal, wild, and instinctive.

So we have Saturn bringing discipline and order, Mercury being curious and watching the details, and Rudra and Rahu adding various levels of intensity. And then there’s the sensual Kamadeva.

So today is a good day to balance the energies and spread your time evenly, more or less, between work, play, introspection and maintenance – there is no one single energy that is going to win today, so go with what is on your plate – talk with a friend, organize your closet, have lunch with the spouse, and take a walk in nature – play with the kids, and do a little bit of yoga to unwind – you are writing the script – just know to mix it up and let the energy flow to where it is needed – the rest is not up to you.

Good day to dance, chant to Shiva, and sing to the top of your lungs when you are alone.