Moon Diary 12.7.16

Wednesday is associated with Mercury.

Mercury is about our ability to communicate, our intelligence, logical thinking, our curiosity.

Today is the 8th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Ashtami, also known as the 8th tithi or 8th lunar day.

The deities of Shukla Ashtami are the Vasus. In Hinduism the Vasus are attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature and cosmic natural phenomenon.

The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius (most of the day) – ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakshatra of Purva Bhadra, and the deity is Aja Ekapada, a one-footed goat that is the vehicle for the fiery god, Agni.

The shakti is “the power to raise a spiritual person up in life”. This nakshatra is ruled by the benefic Jupiter, which reflects the high idealism of this asterism.
The influence of PurvaBhadra often leads to success in the business world, with a primary motivation toward artha, or prosperity.

So this easily could be a day of intelligence, common sense, and curiosity in the business world, in your job, in your career, in your actions of the world.

It’s a day of implementation – bringing ideas into form. Could be a song, a short story, a drawing, a castle in the sand – an idea taking shape in one form another.

So go with the flow of the mind- allow your ideas to emerge without resistance, and the rest will take care of itself. Just being mindful of this energy will bring success to this process.

Traditionally, an inauspicious day for most ceremonies.

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.

Moon Diary for Thursday 10.13.16

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter.

Jupiter is a sattvic and benefic planet, and represents the Guru, the father, the teacher, the minister, higher teachings, and the husband in a woman’s chart. It is the indicator of children and the significator of luck and fortune.

Today is the 12th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Dwadashi, and the deity is Vishnu. We are working up to a full moon on early Sunday morning, 12:22 am ET.

Vishnu is know as the Paramatman (supreme soul) and is regarded as a major god in Hinduism and Indian mythology. He is thought of as the preserver of the universe.

The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius, ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakashatra of Purva Bhadra Pada, ruled by Jupiter. The deity is Aja Ekapada, which means “one-footed goat”.

Literally, Aja Ekapada is related to lightning – it is a way to symbolize lightning – a one-footed goat – because the lightning strikes in one spot. It represents that spark of creativity, that surge of Kundalini – a charge of energy that enables us to see our own divinity.

So today is a day of good fortune – think positive and good things will come. The energy points to goodness, expansion, creativity, and blessings all around.

With the Moon in Aquarius, it could be a day of working for causes, giving money to a non-profit, being in the public eye, and being generous with time, energy, and money, wherever it is needed in your circle of family and friends.

Be on the lookout for ways to share your generosity – it could be just smiling someone as you pass them on the sidewalk or in the grocery store. Be generous with your love and energy – it costs nothing and it is those little positive things done consistently that change the world – think globally, act locally.

Traditionally, an auspicious day for all ceremonies and events.

 

10.7.16

Friday is associated with the planet Venus.

Venus is about pleasure, beauty, art, sensuality, passion, and comforts. It is a rajasic and benefic planet, and is the indicator of relationships in Vedic astrology.

Today is the 6th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Shashti, whose deity is Kartikeya.

Kartikeya is the second son of the divine couple, Shiva and Parvathi, and the younger brother of Ganesha.

Kartikeya tends to the spiritual growth of aspirants, having the fire and energy to lead the army towards moksha (liberation). He represents transmutation of sexual energy and utilizing such energy for spiritual evolution. He takes care of health, family life, healthy children, and assets such as land, etc. Fire and Mars relate to Karthikeya. He is considered the god of war and triumph.

The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, and in the Nakshatra of Mula, whose deity is Nirriti, who evolved into Kali – a fierce spiritual warrior goddess who violently uproots evil.

There is an abundance of warrior energy in the air, and this can be viewed as a day of courage, of facing our battles, usually with ourselves, and never giving up. And it is winning these battles, one by one, day by day, moment by moment – that we see results, and there’s nothing else to do but to keep fighting, and overcoming our own challenges, one at a time.

Being a Venus day, there could be interactions with people that could present challenges – best to hesitate when speaking, and be conscious of negative words, thoughts, and concepts that get put aside for the sake of harmony.

At least part of the day could be devoted to being quiet – maybe walking in the woods – or taking time at lunch to be alone and quiet – for reflection and feeling out the better and higher part of yourself.

So today is about courage and never giving up. It does not mean there won’t be happy moments – it’s just that the courageous and warrior energy of this day is palpable, and it’s best to be careful when emotions run high, and seek peaceful environments in which to land and rest, finding peace wherever possible.

Living with the intention to think positive no matter what can be a great affirmation for this day.

Moon Diary

Tuesday 7.19.16

Full Moon – Guru Purnima

Today is the 15th and final day of the waxing Moon – Shukla Purnima – Full Moon at 6:57 PM EDT. 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.

Guru means remover of darkness — it is a time to be especially grateful for the light and beauty that our teachers have brought into our lives, removing ignorance and filling us with grace and inspiration.

The Moon is in the sidereal sign of Capricorn – a feminine earth sign – ruled by Saturn, and in the Nakshatra of Uttara Ashadha, whose deity is the Vishvadevas, Vedic Lords of Dharma. Dharma relates to our duty – what we are meant to do and accomplish – and so the Full Moon in this placement illuminates our earthly and spiritual truths we are to follow and pay attention to.

The Moon is ruled by and aspected by Saturn, which speaks to our commitment to our dharma – our long term determination to stick to our chosen path – to have a daily intention to follow through in word, action, and deed.

So it is a beautiful time for gratitude; being grateful for the teachers and inspirational literature that inspires us to see the Light in all we do; being grateful for each day & each moment we can be of service to others by being kind, thoughtful and considerate.

So it you are inspired by nature, maybe take a walk in the woods. If you are inspired by a Guru, light incense and candles and do a little puja in your own space if front of a picture of your beloved Master. If you are inspired by the grace that pours into your heart, then give thanks to the love that fills and surrounds you each and every day.

So the idea is just to be grateful, in an active and practical way – helping others is helping the Guru-there is no difference. Help a neighbor cut their lawn; help your kids with their play project; help your friend with a heavy heart, by listening, by being present, by holding their hand.

Traditionally, an auspicious day for ceremonies, spiritual practices, and the manifestation of wishes.

 

 

 

 

6.20.16

Monday is ruled by the Moon. (Moon-day)

The Moon is our feelings, our mind, and represents the Mother principle – the energy that creates and preserves. Moon is the deity of the element of water, and rules over the tides of the sea.

Today is the 15th day of the Waxing Moon, Shukla Purnima – Full Moon – and the Moon will be at its fullest at 7:02 AM EDT.

Today is also the Summer Solstice (at 6:34 PM EDT) – the day with the most sunlight this year.

The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, and in the Nakshatra of Mula, whose deity is Nirriti, who evolved into Kali – a fierce spiritual warrior goddess who violently uproots evil. She is fearless, strong and unstoppable, and her goal is ultimately noble and good  –  to remove evil by hook or crook.

So it is an unusual day, where the Sun and Moon will simultaneously be in the sky later in the later hours; where sensitivities can run high, where emotions can reflect the heightened pressures, and the mind can sense the rising tide of forces coming from all directions.

It’s an excellent day to be quiet, or have a quiet time built into the day somewhere. Also an ideal time to soothe conflicts; to have a kind word to everyone you meet; to lend a hand where it is needed.

So on your lunch time, sit in the park and be the witness. Take notice of the colors, the quality of air, the birds, insects, squirrels. Breathe. Be the witness. Practice gratitude. Integrate. Mitigate built up pressures. Chill.

So take notice of the sunlight, and how it feeds everyone and everything. This is the beginning of summer. Soak in the beginnings of everything in your life, including this very moment.

Traditionally an auspicious day for ceremonies and spiritual practices.

 

Moon Diary 5.24.16

Tuesday is associated with Mars.

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

Today is Krishna Tritiya, the 18th lunar day and the 3rd day of the waning Moon. The diety is Lord Vishnu.

Vishnu is know as the Paramatman (supreme soul) and is regarded as a major god in Hinduism and Indian mythology. He is thought of as the preserver of the universe.

The Moon is in the sidereal sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, and in the Nakshatra of Purva Ashadha, whose deity is Apas, deified water.

Water is related to love and accommodation. It is the most forgiving, and yielding of all elements.

The shakti experienced here is the power of invigoration. Qualities include creative energy, success that comes quickly, having good friends, and possessing a love of beauty and pleasure.

 Purva Ashadha has a human or manushya temperament with a primary motivation of moksha, or spiritual liberation.

So the Moon is waning – we had a full Moon over the weekend – and with Apas, the god of water, on a day ruled by Mars, in a sign ruled by Jupiter, and also aspected by Jupiter – here’s what sums it up: Ambition towards higher connection. Working towards higher beliefs and absorbing the oneness in everything.

So it is a day for action for the higher good – performing random acts of kindness:

helping someone in need; helping your kids with their homework; making dinner for your best friend; helping the neighbor weed his/her garden. Or go to a yoga class; take a hike in the woods while chanting your mantra; drive your friend to the food store. Definitely a day for doing, working, taking action, and if it can be done with kindness and empathy, and in a selfless way, all the better.

Traditionally, a good day for construction and artistic activities.