Moon Diary – 2.1.2020 Saturday — Happy February!
Saturday is associated with Saturn.
Saturn is related to slow moving energy, the elderly, long life, the judge, the field of law, career, wealth and incoming gains, as well as restriction and difficulties. It reflects the karma we are here to burn off in this lifetime, and in that sense, it is a planet of rectification and much needed correction, and its overall effect is one of triumph through discipline and hard work.
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 Aries (using the sidereal zodiac), and in the nakshatra of Ashwini.
Ashwini is ruled by Ketu, and Aries is ruled by Mars. This can be seen as physically vigorous (Mars) and emotionally detached (Ketu).
The deity of Ashwini is the twin horses – horses are a symbol of prana, breath and vitality. The twin horses show the impulsive nature of Aries that needs to be harnessed and focused.
The Moon in Ashwini is reflective of possessing an enthusiastic drive towards the goal.
So we have Saturn ruling the day, with Mars and Shiva giving the day a push – great day for getting things done, chores accomplished, rolling up the sleeves and getting a move on – clean the house, clear out the basement, organize the closets, and put the garage in order – channeling assertive energy in a positive manner – if you have hidden anger, you can channel it into accomplishments, attainments, and goals met. Scream out loud – give the war cry of your life – sing to the top of up of your lungs while listening to music on max volume in your living room, in the basement, while driving in your car – it is that kind of day.
Traditionally not an auspicious day for most ceremonies.