Moon Diary 6.24.15

Wednesday is associated with Mercury.

Mercury is about communication, speech, expression, the voice, intelligence and curiosity. It is considered a neutral planet and adapts to the energy around it.

Mercury can be seen in the morning and evening as a shining star – and sometimes even during the day because of its power of radiation. Mercury is the smallest planet of our solar system. It also rules self-confidence, humor, wit, astrology, mathematics, and short journeys.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya meaning triumphant.

Today is the 8th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Ashtami, also known as the 8th tithi or 8th lunar day. It is ruled by Shiva.

Shiva is about battle, and transforming that which no longer serves into more evolved & higher-principled action and outcomes. Shiva is the ascetic dweller of the mountains and the cosmic dancer, who with His third eye destroys evil.

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

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.

It is interesting that Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, and Mercury rules the Moon in Virgo today. The Moon is joined by Rahu in Virgo.

The Moon is grounded in an earth sign (Virgo), and Mercury is in Taurus today – another Earth sign – very much a day to take care of details, a day to work on anything that requires a bit of skill, a day to write or sing, or talk to your co-workers, family members, neighbors – for Mercury is the planet of expression. Be aware of Rahu in the mix, however, which can bring a never-satisfying surge or appetite in anything you do – things may seem not good enough or lacking in satisfaction – this is Rahu talking – just breathe, laugh, and come to be grateful for all moments of your day.

Traditionally not an auspicious day for ceremonies or making major decisions.