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Moon Diary 7.1.15

(Plus Venus/Jupiter conjunction in Cancer)

Wednesday is associated with Mercury.

Mercury rules communication, speech, intelligence, self-confidence; and when in good dignity, it stimulates growth, curiosity, and new ideas. It is adaptable and neutral.

Today is the 15th day of the Waxing Moon, Shukla Purnima, Full Moon – the deity is the Vishvadevas, all the Hindu deities as a whole. (Punima means full)

The Moon is in the Sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, and in the Nakshatra of Mula, ruled by Ketu. The deity is Kali, and the lesson is to uproot darkness and plant the seeds of dharma ands truth.

So the full Moon is an auspicious time, and the added power in the sky is the Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Cancer, which will be exact on 3:49 am Eastern time on this day (Wednesday).

So yes, Jupiter is the planet of hope, optimism and higher teachings; Venus is about happiness, pleasure, & comfort; both considered to be benefic planets, and here they are in exact conjunction in the sign of Cancer, ruled by that full Moon. There’s a lot of love and Sattvic energy in the air today- it’s just an awesome day to soak in all the goodness in the world.

Ketu rules the Moon in Mula, which could bring insights in meditation, and strong intuitive leanings in terms of higher knowledge, and in our close relationships.

There also could be strong leanings towards wanting peace in the heart and wanting to pursue pleasure and comfort and worldly happiness; sometimes they do not resonate together harmoniously; Pursuing pleasure can be stimulating and not conducive to peace in the heart.

Mercury’s influence could make it a time to express what you’re feeling – singing in the car is always good; journaling can be quite productive; having lunch with your bestie and expressing yourself to the fullest can be most fulfilling on this day.

Venus and Jupiter can also bring luck and fortune, on all levels, from monetary gain –to meeting someone you love — to ideas of higher teachings –to just plain old good fortune (luck of the draw) – that is the kind of day it is.

Traditionally an auspicious day for ceremonies and spiritual practices.

Moon Diary 6.2.15 Full Moon in Scorpio (Vedic Astrology)

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

Mars represents the energy of anger, and if used in an evolved way, can be utilized to achieve much and is quite useful in getting things done, thus channeling that sometimes violent and destructive energy for higher purposes and pragmatic accomplishments.

Tuesday is the 15th and final day of the waxing Moon – Shukla Purnima – Full Moon – auspicious day for ceremonies, spiritual practices, and the manifestation of wishes. 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.

So yes it is a Purna day – Purna meaning full.

The 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 royalty.

Such an interesting day – the Moon is debilitated in Scorpio, aspected by Mars, Sun, and Mercury retrograde, and ruled by Mars and Mercury. The saving grace is that the Moon is also aspected by an exalted Jupiter.

So this Full Moon day could be intense, in terms of strong emotions (Mars) rising to the surface and needing to express them (Mercury). Turn to higher teachings (Jupiter) to stabilize the possible emotional upheaval in the making (chant the mantra, sing uplifting love songs, chant to Ganesh). Use Mercury and Jupiter to their fullest extent – Mercury is in an earth sign – grounding, and Jupiter is in a sattvic sign – uplifting.

Great day to color your books in your blanket tent fort.

If that’s not possible, take time to breathe, chant whenever possible, sing in the car, tell your family members and friends you love them – take a break and linger at the water cooler at work, take some deep breaths, sigh out loud, and go back to work.

Traditionally an auspicious day for all ceremonies and spritual practices.

Moon Diary Sunday 5.3.15

Sunday is the Sun’s day. The Sun represents the Atman, the Supreme Self – big, powerful, bright. It also represents vitality, strength, and our physical body. It is regarded as a malefic planet, and at the same time, an auspicious one, in the sense that its role is to burn off everything we don’t need for liberation.

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.

So yes it is a Purna day – Purna meaning full.

The deity of Shukla Purnima is Chandra, which in reality, is the Moon. The influence of Chandra can be interpreted as “one that bestows soberness and clarity.”

The deity is the Vishvadevas, all the Hindu deities as a whole.

The Moon is in Libra, ruled by Venus, and in the Nakshatra of Svati, ruled by Rahu. The deity of Svati is Vayu, the wind god, and the son of Vayu is Hanuman, the monkey god.

The key lesson of Swati is to focus and channel the nature of the mind towards something that is uplifting and powerful rather than just having the mind running all over the place as in “monkey mind.”

So everyone is in on this one – all the deities – the Vishvadevas – and Hanuman and the Sun are all in on the mix.

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.

The full Moon is an auspicious time, and with our bodies being 60% water, we are affected by the pull of the Moon – the emotions can run high, and there can be unforeseen pressures in the body, the water being pulled by Chandra’s forces.

Full Moon in Libra can be all about feeling the balance, of lack of same, in our relationships. Feeling the pleasure, feeling the pressure, feeling the focus of Hanuman on our mind. With Rahi ruling the Moon and manifesting the monkey-mind part of the equation, there could be an overload of feeling out of sorts – maybe a bit obsessive – maybe feeling a bit unfocused and unable to pull it together..

All in all, though, 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.

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

 Moon Diary 3.5.15

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 a Purna day – Purna meaning full.

Today is the 15th day of the Waxing Moon, Shukla PurnimaFull 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.

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. On the East Coast today, a nor’easter is moving up the coast with a lot of water in various forms getting moved around. Ponder that!

The deity is the Vishvadevas, all the Hindu deities as a whole.

The Moon is in the sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun, and in the Nakshatra of Purva Phalguni, ruled by Venus. The primary motivation experienced here is kama or pleasure

The deity is Bhaga, the God of Prosperity, who protects marital happiness and bestows family inheritance.

The lesson of Purva Phalguni is to be generous rather than self-indulgent with all the gifts and grace we receive on all levels in our life.

So today is, in essence, a holy day – a day where feelings are at a peak, and with Jupiter ruling the day, we’re feeling the higher beliefs, what we believe in, the guru in our life.

So today we can pray easily – the channels are open – be generous with your time and praise – encourage the kids, pray for everyone in the family, meditate with the spouse – feel the richness all around – every moment is filled with possibility and shakti – know it, feel it, sing it, speak it – feel the awesome energy of the Divine coursing through your veins and all the meridians and channels in your body – that’s the kind of day it is.

Good day for meditation, reflection, prayer, and feeling the flow of grace. Also a ripe time for completion of projects.

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

Moon Diary 2.3.15

Tuesday is associated with Mars.

Mars is the warrior, the soldier, and gives determination and drive. He can be argumentative, and short-tempered. He brings to the table a strong sense of purpose and an independent spirit.

Today is the 15th and final day of the waxing Moon – Shukla Purnima – Full Moon – auspicious day for ceremonies, spiritual practices, and the manifestation of wishes. 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.

So yes it is a Purna day – Purna meaning full.

Shukla Purnima is ruled by Jupiter, and the deity is Chandra, which in reality, is the Moon. The influence of the Chandra can be interpreted as “one that bestows soberness and clarity.”

The Full Moon is in its own sign. Cancer, and in the Nakshatra of Alsesa, which is ruled by Mercury and represents getting free of entanglements – the serpent energy can be binding – showing emotional attachment to one’s own desires.

So the Moon is flying high, being in its own sign, and being bright and full and glorious; and Mercury, Jupiter and Mars are also in the mix.

The full Moon is an auspicious time, where the light shines on your being, day and night; when the tides are swollen, the emotions can run high, and the swooning comes easy just by catching a glimpse of the big round electric pie in the sky.

The Moon, Alice, the Moon!

A great day for all ceremonies and worship – an especially sweet day for praying, singing, and chanting the praises of the Holy Name. An ideal time for wishing on the Moon and visualizing the manifestation of good in lives of everyone, everywhere.