Moon Diary 2.16.15

Monday is associated with the Moon.

The Moon is the Mother, the font of unconditional love, the goddess of connection and the ruler over water, the seas, and the plant kingdom. Moon is the mind. If you find yourself moody, emotional and sensitive, that is the Moon being acted upon by stressful forces.

Today is the 13th day of the waning Moon, Krishna Trayodashi, the 28th lunar day, ruled by Jupiter. The deity is Kali.

Jupiter has a Sattvic and benefic effect and represents higher teachings, what we believe – it represents the Guru and the high road of conduct and beliefs we hold as our guide.

Kali is a fierce energy, and is meant to tear away all that is holding us back. She is not known for her diplomacy nor a gentle approach. It is our highest good that Kali has in mind.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means triumphant.

The Moon is in the sign of Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakshatra of Uttar Ashada, ruled by the Sun. Uttar Ashada means “Later Victory” and points to the rewards of past actions that are finally realized.

Today can be fierce with Kali, hard working and organized with Saturn; discerning our truths with Jupiter; strong with action and principle with the Sun.

There can be strong feelings today about what the right course of action should be – so at work you may find yourself pleading for a course of action; with your spouse you may feel the need to speak about the direction of your relationship; you may want to tell your kids how to speak their mind; you may sit quietly and discern what your purpose and beliefs are.

It’s an especially strong day for feeling your truth and reaffirming your purpose.

Traditionally, a good day for yoga, meditation, and karma-removing rituals.