Moon Diary 3.20.15

Friday is associated with the planet Venus.

Today is a Nanda day – Nanda meaning happy.

Today is the 1st day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Pratipada.

The deity of Shukla Pratipada is Brahma, the first deity in the Hindu Triad.

Brahma is the creator, and unlike most Hindu gods, he holds no weapons. His four arms represent the four cardinal directions – east, west, south, and north. Brahma’s beard symbolizes wisdom and the eternal process of creation.

The Moon is in Pisces, ruled by Jupiter, and in the Nakshatra of Uttara Bhadra Pada, ruled by Saturn, and the deity is a celestial serpent snake, representing the divine force that enters our mind and being to shed light on all the dark places.

Today at 5:36 am (Eastern) is also the Vernal equinox, and the first solar eclipse of the year, the New Moon –plus the south node of the Moon, Ketu, is in the mix – there’s a healthy dose of emphasis on letting go of that which is no longer needed – materially, emotionally, spiritually – as well as letting the light in – the Sun, Moon, Earth are all in alignment – much power and many peak energies merging on this day.

So on this Venus day, maybe take time to bring the Light in – and share it with everyone you meet- the Moon starts its waxing cycle today – so feel the love, feel the joy, feel the grace – smile at someone you don’t know, play with the children, give the pets an extra minute or two to spread the love around, give your spouse a big squeeze, give yourself time to stretch, walk, meditate – feel the support and grace the planet energies bring to the plate. Maybe try to give something away, something in your space that needs to move on – think, ponder, contemplate – the Moon feels a lot today.

Traditionally good for planning and strategizing.