Moon Diary 4.20.15
Monday is associated with the Moon.
The Moon is about our feelings, the Mother, and unconditional love. It is about our intuitive nature and is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea.
Today is a Jaya day, a day of triumph.
Today is the 3rd day of the waxing Moon, Shukla Tritiya. The timing for the Moon to be in Shukla Tritiya is from about 9:33 am Monday April 20 to about 7:35 am Tuesday April 21.
The deity of Shukla Tritiya is Parvati, a spouse of Shiva, who’s considered to be “a Mother of All”, “the one of Mountains” and all other female deities are considered to be her reincarnations or manifestations.
Today is indeed a holy day, for it is the one day out of the whole year when the Sun and Moon are both exalted, meaning they are operating at their highest dignity.
The Sun is in Aries, and the Moon is in Taurus.
Today is known as Akshaya Tritiya, and is considered highly auspicious and for all activites and ceremonies.. The word Akshaya means never diminishing.
It is believed that when the Pandavas were in exile, the Lord presented them a bowl which was named Akshaya Tritiya. That bowl was never empty and produced an unlimited amount of food on demand.
Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. it is believed that gold, bought on this day will never diminish and will continue to grow or appreciate.
Akshaya Tritiya is ruled by Lord Vishnu, who is the preserver God in the Hindu Trinity.
Vedic astrologers also consider this day to be free from all malefic effects.
Any initiative made on Akshaya Tritiya, or anything bought, is considered to be good fortune. In the Indian culture, people typically start a new business or begin a new venture on this day – this is also one of the most popular days for weddings to take place, as the spirit of this day bids the newlywed couple on a very long and fulfilling life journey.
Looking back at the sky, the Sun is joined with Mars and Mercury, and the one aspect to be careful with is being overconfident (Sun with Mars), or being too harsh with speech, words, and communication (Sun and Mars on Mercury).
The Moon is joined with Venus in Taurus – Moon is exalted and Venus is in its own sign, so it’s a veritable love fest – Moon and Venus represent different forms of love and sometimes conflict, but they are both operating at a high level and the Moon is feeling the love all around, especially considering the deities Parvati (Divine Mother) and Lord Vishnu (Preserver and Protector) are injecting their influence, adding their glow to this day of unlimited blessings.
So yes, an auspicious day for everything and everyone. There is much grace flowing on this day – take notice, take action, take initiative – for today is THE day for grace to flow on all you do.