Moon Diary Sunday 5.3.15
Sunday is the Sun’s day. The Sun represents the Atman, the Supreme Self – big, powerful, bright. It also represents vitality, strength, and our physical body. It is regarded as a malefic planet, and at the same time, an auspicious one, in the sense that its role is to burn off everything we don’t need for liberation.
Today is the 15th and final day of the waxing Moon – Shukla Purnima – Full Moon. The brightness of the Moon is an indicator of strength and auspiciousness, and for any action to bear fruit, the Moon should be strong, and it is strongest when full.
So yes it is a Purna day – Purna meaning full.
The deity of Shukla Purnima is Chandra, which in reality, is the Moon. The influence of Chandra can be interpreted as “one that bestows soberness and clarity.”
The deity is the Vishvadevas, all the Hindu deities as a whole.
The Moon is in Libra, ruled by Venus, and in the Nakshatra of Svati, ruled by Rahu. The deity of Svati is Vayu, the wind god, and the son of Vayu is Hanuman, the monkey god.
The key lesson of Swati is to focus and channel the nature of the mind towards something that is uplifting and powerful rather than just having the mind running all over the place as in “monkey mind.”
So everyone is in on this one – all the deities – the Vishvadevas – and Hanuman and the Sun are all in on the mix.
The Moon is our feelings, our mind, and represents the Mother principle, the energy that creates and preserves. Moon is the deity of the element of water, and rules over the tides of the sea.
The full Moon is an auspicious time, and with our bodies being 60% water, we are affected by the pull of the Moon – the emotions can run high, and there can be unforeseen pressures in the body, the water being pulled by Chandra’s forces.
Full Moon in Libra can be all about feeling the balance, of lack of same, in our relationships. Feeling the pleasure, feeling the pressure, feeling the focus of Hanuman on our mind. With Rahi ruling the Moon and manifesting the monkey-mind part of the equation, there could be an overload of feeling out of sorts – maybe a bit obsessive – maybe feeling a bit unfocused and unable to pull it together..
All in all, though, a great day for all ceremonies and worship – an auspicious day for praying, singing, and chanting. An ideal time for wishing on the Moon and visualizing the manifestation of good in the lives of everyone, everywhere.
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu – may all beings in all worlds be happy.