Moon Diary 2.11.15

Wednesday is associated with Mercury.

Mercury is about our ability to communicate, our intelligence, logical thinking, our curiosity.

Today is the 8th day of the waning moon –the 23rd Tithi – Krishna AshtamiShiva is the deity.

Shiva is about battle and transforming that which no longer serves into more evolved and higher-principled action and outcomes. Shiva is the ascetic dweller of the mountains and the cosmic dancer, who with His third eye destroys evil.

It also a Jaya day, a day of triumph and victory.

The moon is in Libra, ruled by Venus, and in the Nakshatra of Vishaka, ruled by Jupiter. The deities of Vishaka are Indra and Agni. Indra is the god that is related to the sky, lightning and that kind of force. Agni is the god of fire who is the one who purifies our intention.

Vishaka literally means fourth branch and it is related to triumphal archway. It often has a lot to do with justice, social righteousness and causes.

So we have Mercury, Shiva, Venus, Jupiter, Agni and Indra as prominent energies.

So today is where we can speak our mind easily, where we can be balanced in our approach to others, where obstacles put in our path can be diffused with saying the right words at the right time.

Good day for easing conflict with your boss, your spouse, your kids, your neighbor, simple by choosing your words carefully and easing the strain on everyone.

Good day for singing your favorite song in the car, singing loud and with utter abandonment; maybe try telling a joke or complimenting someone you don’t care for. Fake it until you make it – today your words can make all the difference in the world.

Traditionally not a day for auspicious ceremonies or activities.