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Moon Diary 3.23.15

Monday is associated with the Moon.

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. Moon is pure feminine – connection and unconditional love.

Today is a Rikta day – Rikta meaning stressful.

Today is the 4th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Chaturthi, and each day now we are seeing the Moon getting stronger in its influence leading up to Purna, the day of fullness.

The deity for this day is Ganesh, who removes obstacles, clears out unneeded energy, and paves the way for efficiency and smooth sailing.

Today the Moon is in Aries, ruled by Mars, and in the Nakshatra of Bharani, ruled by Venus. The deity for Bharani is Yama, the Lord of Death. The overriding lesson of Bharani is learning and practicing restraint in action, thought, and deed.

So there’s a feeling of holding back, a feeling of hesitation, a feeling of clearing out.

Ganesh and Venus bring a clarity to relationships – all preconceived notions about others can be set aside and all interactions can be looked at with a new perspective.

The idea of restraint can be seen as part of the process of reflection – so the idea would be to really listen when others are speaking – clear out your own agenda, or at least delay it a bit, and listen with your whole being when involved in a conversation. Make it an exercise in mindfulness, and the payoff will be huge – it will be a tool to bring you into the present moment, and the awareness will bring a sense of connectedness that will be tremendously uplifting.

So yes, feel the love (Moon), spread the love (Venus), clear the air of any negativity (Ganesh), and this day will be yours.

Traditionally not an auspicious day for ceremonies.

Moon diary 1.23.15

1.23.15

Friday is associated with the planet Venus, a benefic, rajasic planet that governs romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, comforts, wealth, and luxuries.

“Thank God it’s Friday” not only denotes the end of the common work week but also to let the party begin – work is done and now we can pursue pleasure, beauty, art, and in general, fun times, good times – a time to feel free and not work.

Venus is known as Shukra in Hindu Mythology, and literally means “semen” in Sanskrit.

Today is a Rikta day – Rikta meaning stressful. The adjective sometimes used is “fierce.”

Today is the 4th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Chaturthi, and each day now we are seeing the Moon getting stronger in its influence leading up to Purna, the day of fullness.

The deity for this day is Ganesh, who removes obstacles, clears out unneeded energy, and paves the way for efficiency and smooth sailing.

Moon is in the Nakshatra of Purva Bhadra Pada – surefooted goat (or one footed goat)- ruled by Jupiter – advancing and pushing towards the goal.

So Venus, Jupiter, and Ganesh – all in the mix today – Venus is rajasic and seeks pleasure and beauty and comforts; Jupiter, Guru-teacher, and Ganesh, clearing out obstacles.

Good for planning, strategizing, pondering teachings and beauty. A clear-thinking day (Ganesh), a time where you could discuss spiritual beliefs while drinking a glass of wine.

A good day to teach the kids how to appreciate beauty, art, culture, or just buy them an ice cream. Good day to kick back after work, buy your spouse some flowers, or go to church just to be quiet for a while before going to a party. Things can come easy (Ganesh) but it could be intense at the same time (Rikta).

Traditionally not an auspicious day for ceremonies.