Wednesday 8.28 & Thursday 8.29
Moon transits its mulitrikona sign, Taurus today and tomorrow (it is also its sign of exaltation). Currently Moon is in the creative nakshatra, Rohini, ruled by Lord Brahma, the creator god in the trinity of Vedic gods. Brahma is also referred to as Prajapati, lord of progeny- he who progenated the human race. Creative energy is exalted here through the arts, fertility, passion and expressions of shakti.
It is also the day of Lord Krishna's birth- Krishna Janmashtami- which falls during the waning Moon (dark half) while Moon is in Rohini nakshatra and the 8th tithi (Ashtami) during the month of Bhadrapada. Baby Krishna and all his attributes are celebrated at this time. The 8th tithi ends today at 17:40 CDT. Krishna is known as an avatar and the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. He exemplifies love, beauty, creativity and devotion as well as dharma. The story of his love for Radha, is the epitome of an epic love story. Together they create create the spark of life, shakti, which can then come into form.
They represent the balance and union of both the masculine and feminine.
Today is a beautiful reminder of life, balance, love and harmony. The special celebrations in the Vedic Calendar give us time to pause, reflect on what is, and how we can restructure some balance that may be missing. With the current planetary trend of debilitated Venus and Mars testing our relationships and masculine/feminine dynamics both internally and externally, it is a good day to re-evaluate our desires.
As Moon moves into Mrgashirsha nakshatra on 8.29 at 04:56 CDT, our resolve from the previous day gets tested. There is more heat and less water in the planets today so watch for anger, frustrations, and irritations. Keep cool and calm. Channel emotions effectively in creative outlets.
Moon Mind :::
Moon has moved to Scorpio (its sign of debilitation) and has entered Anuradha nakshatra. Anuradha is ruled by Mitra and rules over friendship, details and companionship. Mitra is both friend and protector and helps to connect people both in life and business, giving harmony between people. He gives support and sustainability. Anuradha is also ruled by the planet Saturn, so it takes time, hard work, diligence, order and structure in order to make these connections work and for them to last. Nothing in life is for free as they say.
Moon moves to the auspicious 9th tithi (Navami) at 17:06 CDT and thus offers us some Surya energy in addition to the alliance of Mitra. Though Moon is debilitated in Scorpio, we can still reap benefits from this position both relationally and through business efforts. Use compassion, cordial and polite behavior to get the job done.
Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon in Virgo and Hasta nakshatra, ruled by Savitr, the god of awakening. Savitr rules over the dawn, that space and time that is neither day, nor night, the time of unveiling, waking up and realizing- symbolized by the increasing light. It is a sandhi time (the gap- between night and day) and is considered mystical, filled with opportunity, yet delicate as well.
Hasta exemplifies the search, the yearning, the movement towards realization, expansion of consciousness, the striving to know more, grasp more (the symbol is a hand). Reciting Gayatri Mantra will help with the inner awakening, align with Savitr, and awaken the creative potential that moves through the hands. (Think hand/eye coordination and the awareness created with this repetition.)
Hasta is ruled by Moon, but Moon is in the 9th tithi (Navami) ruled by the Sun. Today is about balancing masculine and feminine energies within ourselves, shiva and shakti, sun and moon. Find the balance of inner and outer harmony, the dance between light the dark, the joy and pain. Awareness will emerge with a bit of attention/intention. Be alert to the subtleties and nuances.
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