Moon Diary – Sunday 1.3.2016

Sunday is associated with the Sun.

The Sun represents our physical body, our vitality, the male or father principle, the government, and power of will.

Today is the 9th day of the waning Moon, Krishna Navami, and the ruling deity is Durga, who combines all divine powers, represented by her 10 arms, for bringing situations into peace and harmony.

The Moon is considered malefic in its waning cycle. The Moon is about the mind, pure feminine, the mother, emotions.

The Moon is in Libra, ruled by Venus, and in the Nakshara of Chitra, ruled by Mars. The Moon is also conjunct with Mars in Libra. The deity for Chitra is Tvashtar, the shaper, the celestial craftsman. It’s a creative placement for the Moon, creating art and beauty, the symbol being a shining jewel.

With Mars, Venus, and the Moon all involved in the dance, there could be a strong energy to create something of beauty; something pleasing to the eye, to the ear, or to the other senses.

Maybe make a great meal for the family, or just make cookies and give them away to everyone close by.

There may be a way to use the fiery energy of Mars to create something of beauty.

It may be a day where strong emotions are felt, and taking a walk in the beauty of nature would be most fitting and healing. It could be a day where the harmony of the family gets disrupted by feelings of anger or strong dissatisfaction  – and making a great meal – a creative act of beauty – could be a solution to heading off that type of interaction and smoothing things over.

Just be a witness to possible angry disruptions – breathe, hand out cookies, and wait for the wave of emotion to subside – just know that Venus can calm Mars given enough time, and that keeping a level head and being the beacon of kindness can be the most loving act you can perform. Be the Durga in your circle of friends in family; Durga – who is the goddess of keeping peace and harmony.

Traditionally considered one of the least auspicious phases of the Moon.