Moon Diary 12.13.16

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.

Tuesday, associated with the planet Mars, good for initiating things.

Mars rules over courage, bravery, self-confidence, and leadership qualities. He is fond of law and order, is related to short-temperedness, and can be argumentative. Also related to soldiers, policemen, lovers of weapons.

The Moon is in the sign of Taurus, ruled by Venus, and also in the Nakshatra of Mrigashira, ruled by Mars. The symbol for Mrishira is the deer’s head, and there’s a sense of someone with the intuitive gift of being able to “sniiff out” people and feelings and vibes.

The deity of Mrigashira is Soma, who is the god of the immortal nectar. Soma is the nectar of immortality that drips down from the crown chakra – the result of achieving the deep states of inner bliss and ecstasy found in meditation.

The Moon is the Mother, the font of unconditional love, the goddess of connection and the ruler over water, the seas, and the plant kingdom. Moon is the mind, the emotions, and pure feminine. If you find yourself moody, emotional and sensitive, that is the Moon being acted upon by stressful forces.

And in fact, Saturn is aspecting the Moon by transit, putting pressure and creating stress and anxiety. That said, the Moon is very strong, being full and in its sign of exaltation. It could be the Saturn aspect brings seriousness and determination is all we do.

So it’s a courageous day, filled with intuition, action and getting in touch with the feminine qualities of compassion, kindness, and empathy. It could take courage to be kind to someone, for instance. Or it could be taking action in an empathetic way, like buying a homeless person dinner, or just being extra sweet to your kids or your best friend.

Feeling the Moon at its strongest could lead to emotions being strong, whether it be anger at someone being mean, or being happy at the sight of your family, or crying at the thought of your mother long since passed. Just notice and breathe, and pause before reacting to anything or anybody – it could be that kind of day.

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,  all the time.

Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu – may all beings in all worlds be happy.