Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon is in Aquarius until later today when it moves into Pisces. Moon transits Purvabhadrapada unitll 20:40 CDT today when it then moves to Uttarabhadrapada.
Purvabhadrapada is ruled by Ajaikapada. Aja means goat and he brings knowledge, he is also a Rudra (storm, movement, breath, wind). Ajaikapada the "he goat standing on one leg" is a reference to Lord Shiva- Nataraja- Lord of the dance, and speaks to "having a foot in two worlds" as well as "balancing opposites."
Uttarabhadrapada is ruled by Ahirbudhnya, "the serpent of the deep" and the hidden serpent energy within us- such as kundalini. There is an ability to penetrate the depths of knowledge, the unseen realms as well as knowledge of the unconscious awareness. Ahirbudhnya is also a Rudra who removes misfortune and calamities and can bring nourishment.
Both nakshatras are sons of Vishvakarma- the celestial architect. The symbol for the bhadrapada's are a burning funeral cot- endings. These nakshatras sit opposite in the sky from the phalguni's (creation/fertility nakshatras) and express the "other realms", the purification and death necessary to understand beyond this material plane of existence.
Mercury (in its own sign of Gemini with Venus and Jupiter now) has moved to Ardra nakshatra, ruled by Rudra, the storm god who brings movement, change and destruction. Rudra is ruled by Rahu and Mercury is getting drishti from Rahu in Libra (sitting with a debilitated Saturn). This can go several ways: a clouded, vulnerable, depressed mind requiring shadow work with the mental body/mental realms, and/or movement, change, worldly achievement through commerce, communication, mental abilities. Either way, this requires careful navigation and a certain surrender as Rudra energy is unpredictable.
Mercury and Gemini take center stage as Jupiter is now transiting Gemini for the next 12 months. See my article for more info:
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