Moon Diary 3.16.15
Monday is associated with the Moon, as in Moon-day.
The Moon is about our feelings, the Mother, and unconditional love. It is about our intuitive nature and is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea.
Today is the 11th day of the waning cycle of the Moon, Krishna Ekadashi, the 26th day of the lunar cycle – a Nanda day, a day of happiness
The deity is Rudra, related to Shiva, known as the divine archer, who shoots arrows of death and disease and who has to be implored not to slay or injure in his wrath. As a healer and a source of 1,000 remedies, he has also a beneficent aspect. Additionally, he is the god of wind and storms.
Today the Moon is in the sign of Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakshatra of Sravana, ruled by the Moon – the deity is Lord Vishnu.
In Hindu sacred texts, Vishnu is usually described as having dark complexion of water-filled clouds and as having four arms. He is depicted as a blue being, holding a padma (lotus flower) in the lower left hand, the Kaumodaki Gada (mace) in the lower right hand, the conch in the upper left hand and the discus weapon in the upper right hand.
He is conceived as the “Preserver or the Protector” within the Hindu Trinity of the divinity.
So the Moon comes up big today, along with Saturn, Rudra, and Lord Vishnu.
So the idea is to feel the Mother love, the unconditional love in the midst of traffic jams, arguments, and challenges of any kind. The winds of storms may be all around (Rudra huffing and puffing) – but the Mother love is always there – it’s a matter of feeling what is real, and knowing what is not.
So stay true to your own heart and all else falls into place. So much happens in the material world, which in reality is a dream world. Stay close to the sat guru in your heart. Play along, laugh heartily, take nothing personal, and this day will be yours to enjoy. Maybe take a walk in nature to get away from the noise of the world, and recharge the body-mind-spirit connection.
Traditionally a day of fasting from grains, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.