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Moon Diary 5.1.15

Friday is associated with Venus.

Venus is a rajasic and benefic planet, governing romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, comforts, luxuries, wealth, and the bedroom. It is the significator of romantic relationships in a vedic astrology chart.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

Today is the 13th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Trayodashi, and the deity is Kāmadeva.

Kāmadeva is responsible for forming friendships; also promotes sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment.

Kāmadeva is known as the Indian Cupid, and is generally regarded as the son of Vishnu and Lakshmi, under the forms of Krishna and Rukmini, but he is also described in some places as a son of Brahmā.

It is said about Kamadeva: It is he who intoxicates with love – and – it is he who agitates the mind.

The Moon is in the sign of Virgo, ruled by Mercury, and in the Nakshatra of Hasta, ruled by the Moon.

The Deity for Hasta is Savitur, and the overall theme is one of manifesting beauty in our life. Hasta literally means “hand” and it brings the power into our hands so that we can manifest our heart’s desire and make a beautiful world to live in.

So today is dripping with love and romance and beauty and sensual pleasures. Good day for manifesting love and beauty in your life – write a song, compose a poem – with Mercury in the mix; take the special person in your life out for a meal, have a conversation with someone you love. A time to go deep into relating to someone – man, woman, child – just take the time to go deep in any kind of relationship.

Good day for service – make a meal for your family and make it extra special – mow a neighbor’s lawn– pick up trash in the streets and alleys and driveways – pray to help ease all the unrest In the world.

Traditionally a good day for karma removing rituals and dancing.

3.2.15

Monday is associated with the Moon.

The Moon represents our mind, our feelings, the Mother principle – the energy that creates and preserves. Moon is the deity of the element of water – the sphere of the Moon is the reservoir of rainwater and thus is the ruler of plants and the vegetable kingdom.

Today is the 13th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Trayodashi, and the deity is Kamadeva.

Kamadeva is responsible for forming friendships, sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment. Also,  desires, wishes, passions, pleasure of the senses, the aesthetic enjoyment of life, affection.

You get the idea – Kamadeva is a sensual, art-loving love button.

Today is a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

The Moon is in the sign of Cancer – the sign it rules – and in the Nakshatra of Pushya, ruled by Saturn. The deity for Pushya is Brihaspati who is the Vedic priest. The two distinctive qualities of Pushya are nurturing and being persistent.

The Moon is especially present today, being in its own sign and nearly full. There’s also the determined persistent energy of Saturn and Kamadeva’s sensual leanings.

This is a day where we may feel the pressure of deadlines; where we might feel good organizing our office or filing our piled-up paper work; where we might be tempted to eat too much while feeling the pressure of the day. It’s good to remember to breathe, to chant the mantra, to let go of any mounting pressure, to hug each of your family members with special zest. Maybe try to walk around the block; sing in the car loud and strong; lie on your back, against the wall with legs up in the air.

Traditionally a good day for writing and dancing.

Moon Diary 1.31.15

Saturday is associated with Saturn.

Saturn is related to slow moving, 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 a Jaya day – Jaya means victory.

Today is the 13th day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Trayodashi, and the deity is Kamadeva.

Kamadeva is responsible for forming friendships, sensual pleasures and gratification, sexual desire and its fulfillment. Also, human’s desires, wishes, passions, pleasure of the senses, the aesthetic enjoyment of life, and affection.

You get the idea – Kamadeva is a sensual, art-loving love button.

The Moon is in the sign of Gemini, ruled by Mercury, and in the Nakshatra called Ardra, ruled by Rahu.

Ardra’s deity is Rudra, an early version of Shiva, who transforms, changes and destroys that which is not in accordance with Dharma, righteousness and truth. It is a Nakshatra of change, swift action, transformation, and rebelliousness.

Rahu-ruled Ardra can be stormy in character; prone to temper-tantrums, and can be seen to have a deep emotional need to feel hormonal, wild, and instinctive.

So we have Saturn bringing discipline and order, Mercury being curious and watching the details, and Rudra and Rahu adding various levels of intensity. And then there’s the sensual Kamadeva.

So today is a good day to balance the energies and spread your time evenly, more or less, between work, play, introspection and maintenance – there is no one single energy that is going to win today, so go with what is on your plate – talk with a friend, organize your closet, have lunch with the spouse, and take a walk in nature – play with the kids, and do a little bit of yoga to unwind – you are writing the script – just know to mix it up and let the energy flow to where it is needed – the rest is not up to you.

Good day to dance, chant to Shiva, and sing to the top of your lungs when you are alone.