Moon Diary for August 3, 2017
Thursday is associated with the planet Jupiter, representing higher teachings – what we are here to learn – and the expansion of wisdom and experience in our lives. Jupiter is a sattvic and benefic planet, and is said to be a significator of luck and fortune.
Today is the 12th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Dwadashi
Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, ruled by Mars, and in the Nakshatra of Jyeshtha, ruled by Mercury. The deity of Jyeshtha of Indra, the god of all gods. The shakti of this nakshatra is to go to battle for what is righteous; the action to avoid is to turn everything into a war zone and become part of the drama.
Such an interesting day – the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio, and ruled by Mars and Mercury, and Mars is debilitated in Cancer .
So today we tune into Jupiter, who takes the high road – the feelings can be intense – Moon in Scorpio, conjunct with a retrograde Saturn, ruled by a debilitated Mars. Anger could crop up anywhere – good to be forewarned – chant the mantra – breathe deep at every turn – if you are driving a car – slow down, get in the right lane – turn on some beautiful music, and sing to your heart’s content.
Could be a day where you don’t feel so confident, where decisions are tentative, where you remember more the feeling of being alone in childhood and less the love that was always there.
So stay with what you can do in this moment –let it be a good day for seva (Selfless service) – clean up after someone while saying “I love you” inwardly – spread kindness like you feel it, and soon enough you will feel it all.
Traditionally, an auspicious day for all ceremonies and events.