Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon transits Virgo and Hasta nakshatra, ruled by savitr. Savitr is the dawn, the place that is neither day nor night, the waking up, the sandhi (gap) time of the morning. He brings us awareness, awakenings, consciousness expansion and development, a desire and thirst for greater insight and clarity. Savitr determines our scope of awareness and gives us our lagna- birth sign. Not surprisingly, Savitr is especially fond of jyotish since it is one of the greatest tools of awareness and insight as well as spiritual development.
Hasta people have a desire to grow on an inner level and often have a profound sense of numbers, astrology, and special abilities with their hands. Palmistry is included in this as the symbol of Hasta is a hand or fist. As with any nakshatra or expression of consciousness, this could mean you are a great healer who uses your hands, an artist who can create through creative alchemy, or a skilled pick pocket. It is through one's consciousness, karma, dharma and desires that we aim our abilities and choose our direction. Hasta reminds us to leave space for more, the expansion, the new day. Then we must take appropriate action steps and use our insight and awareness accordingly.
Today Moon gets drishti from Guru/Jupiter as it nears its own sandhi (gap). Mars is sandhi and moves to Taurus tomorrow. Expand your mental comfort today but note the irritations. A certain Rumi quote comes to mind: “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
Use the Gayatri Mantra today to enliven your connection to Savitr:
Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃbhárgo devásya dhīmahidhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt
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