Moon Diary for Tuesday 12.6.16

Tuesday is associated with Mars.

Mars is all about action, putting forth your ideas in an assertive way, and being willing to fight for what you believe. Mars is the lawyer, the soldier, will power.

Today is the 7th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Saptami, and the deity is Indra.

Indra is the chief deity in ancient Vedic Hinduism and the god of war and rain, which were the greatest concerns of the people in India at that time. He separated the heavens and the earth by defeating Vritra, a snake-dragon representation of chaos and obstacles. His is considered a warrior god and the lord of thunder and lightning.

In Vedic Astrology, using the sidereal zodiac, the Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakashatra of Shatabishak, whose deity is Varuna, the God of Medicine and the Cosmic Waters, which provides a strong connection to the healings arts.

The shakti of Shatabishak is “the power of healing”. The symbol for Shatabishak is an empty circle, reflecting the independent nature and autonomy experienced through this lunar mansion.

So this could easily be a day of being assertive about your health, about your boundaries, about your knowing how to take care of yourself and others.

It is a day of healing, a day of speaking up about what you need, a day of getting around to taking care of yourself in whatever way speaks to you.

It could be taking a walk on your lunch break; it could be eating the right foods and chewing your food properly; it could be just doing one thing at a time instead of multi-tasking the day away. Breathe, notice, feel – be aware of pauses between thoughts, between sentences, between words. Be awake to your own inner guidance, and all will be well.

Traditionally, it is an auspicious day for marriage and ceremonies.