Moon Diary 4.1.15

Wednesday is associated with Mercury.

Mercury is the indicator of speech and communications, and is considered adaptable and neutral.

Mercury rules intelligence, vocal expression, self-confidence, and short journeys. Mercury loves the company of learned people, and is the lord of the direction North.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

Today is the 13th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Trayodashi, and the deity is Kamadeva.

Kamadeva is responsible for forming friendships, sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment. Also, human’s desires, wishes, passions, pleasure of the senses, the aesthetic enjoyment of life, and affection.

You get it – Kamadeva is a fun-filled love queen.

The Moon is in the sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, and in the Nakshatra of Purva Phalguni, ruled by Venus. The primary motivation experienced here is kama or pleasure.

The deity is Bhaga, the God of Prosperity, who protects marital happiness and bestows family inheritance.

The lesson of Purva Phalguni is to be generous rather than self-indulgent with all the gifts and grace we receive on all levels in our life.

So yes there’s an element of enjoyment today – an element of feeling one’s own power, and being quite vocal about it.

This is a day to be generous with your time, your energy and your wealth. Treat a friend to lunch, bring gifts to your spouse and kids, visit your mom and bring a flower, give spare change to the poor, help a friend in need, give of yourself wherever help is needed.

And also a great day to spread kindness through words, through your voice, through vocal inflection. Encourage everyone you meet, praise others’ efforts, laugh at your kids’ jokes, utter a kind word to a stranger walking by.

Traditionally a good day for karma removing rituals and dancing.