Moon Diary 5.1.15

Friday is associated with Venus.

Venus is a rajasic and benefic planet, governing romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, comforts, luxuries, wealth, and the bedroom. It is the significator of romantic relationships in a vedic astrology chart.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

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

Kāmadeva is responsible for forming friendships; also promotes sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment.

Kāmadeva is known as the Indian Cupid, and is generally regarded as the son of Vishnu and Lakshmi, under the forms of Krishna and Rukmini, but he is also described in some places as a son of Brahmā.

It is said about Kamadeva: It is he who intoxicates with love – and – it is he who agitates the mind.

The Moon is in the sign of Virgo, ruled by Mercury, and in the Nakshatra of Hasta, ruled by the Moon.

The Deity for Hasta is Savitur, and the overall theme is one of manifesting beauty in our life. Hasta literally means “hand” and it brings the power into our hands so that we can manifest our heart’s desire and make a beautiful world to live in.

So today is dripping with love and romance and beauty and sensual pleasures. Good day for manifesting love and beauty in your life – write a song, compose a poem – with Mercury in the mix; take the special person in your life out for a meal, have a conversation with someone you love. A time to go deep into relating to someone – man, woman, child – just take the time to go deep in any kind of relationship.

Good day for service – make a meal for your family and make it extra special – mow a neighbor’s lawn– pick up trash in the streets and alleys and driveways – pray to help ease all the unrest In the world.

Traditionally a good day for karma removing rituals and dancing.