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 Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon in Virgo transiting UttaraPhalguni, ruled by Aryaman. Aryaman is one of the twelve Adityas, is a companion of the Sun, and rules over the ancestors. He gives sustenance, health and strength to the body. This is the second half of the Phalguni constellation- Purva is the other. Uttara means northern or higher vibration. Where as Purva has to do with relationships and the attraction and affection that comes with them, Uttara has more to do with those things that sustain a union and binds a contract for long term gain. In the Vedic sense, marriage and children are ways to repay the ancestors and sustain dharma. Uttara is in it for the long term, Purva is less concerned with sustainability. The Phalguni stars are literally about "making your bed and then laying in it." All metaphors apply.
The month of Phalguni in the Vedic calendar is in the spring, during the time of fertility. It is the best time for marriage- even the gods get married at this time. The Indian festival of Holi is celebrated at this time which has a connection to both Agni and lord Krishna: A nod to the marriage contract- a rite of karmic purification and love. Holi culminates on the full moon tomorrow (Wednesday).
Today is a good day for sealing contracts that you want to last. Plant seeds today (bija) and put your desires in the ground. Pursue dharmic works. Commit to your Self on a new level and take a step towards your goals.
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