Moon Diary 2.10.15

Tuesday is associated with Mars.

Mars is said to be a god of war, a warrior, and a ruler over courage, bravery, patience, and leadership abilities. He also can be short-tempered and argumentative. He gives energy, drive, determination, and a strong sense of purpose.

Today is a Bhadra day, Bhadra meaning blessed.

Today is the 22nd day of the lunar cycle, Krishna Saptami, the 7th day of the waning Moon cycle. The diety is Indra, considered the leader of the ancient Vedic deities.

Indra is the chief deity in ancient Vedic Hinduism and the god of war and rain, which were the greatest concerns of the people in India at that time. He separated the heavens and the earth by defeating Vrtra, a snake-dragon representation of chaos and obstacles. His is considered a warrior god and the lord of thunder and lightning.

The Moon is still in Libra, ruled by Venus, and in the Nakshatra of Swati, ruled by Rahu. The deity of Swati is Vayu, the god of the wind who roams around the world and is related to prana.

So today’s energies feature Mars and Indra, Venus, and Rahu.

Today is a good day for overcoming obstacles, especially those that involve other people. It’s a day where compromise and discernment go a long way in softening and solving any differences. Pick your battles, breathe deeply, let go of any unnecessary emotions and thoughts, and proceed with your day. Saying a kind word to all you meet can be a boon to smooth sailing, with the wind helping you along – so maybe smile more, speak gently, and be incisive in thought, word, and deed, and the day will unfold all the better.

Traditionally not an auspicious day for ceremonies.