Moon transits Libra in Vishaka nakshatra with Mars, Saturn and Rahu there and receives drishti from Jupiter. Moon is in the 7th tithi ruled by Saturn. Today can offer a sense of expansion and a productive agenda towards goals. As the there is much movement being felt energetically with so much Rudra energy here, it is important to effectively harness his strength and momentum. Be practical in your to-do's and set mini goals for maximum achievement. Take time for embodiment and bring conscious awareness to the physical body and the "internal winds"- ie. prana. It's too easy to get "blown around" right now and not be grounded. A three level check in is a great way to Self track and check in with your own needs. Close the eyes and do a scan for Mental body, Physical body and Emotional body.
Listen to their messages.
Moon moves to Scorpio (its sign of debilitation) and into Anuradha nakshatra. Debilitated Moons give us the ability for refined sensitivity, an internal focus and heightened intuitive awareness. Use your Saturday for stillness, inward attentiveness and grounding. Embodiment ensures a certain ability to "hear" what your needs/wants are so you can better address them. As Anuradha is ruled by Mitra and the planet Saturn, paying attention to the details of the physical body is assisted here. Today is the halfway point in the waning Moon (Krishna Paksha) as the Moon transits the 8th tithi (Ashtami). Let the pull be to the inside. We are nearing Shivaratri on the 27th where the silence is tangible. Though the planets are inspiring an outward pull, it's essential to attend to the calling of the inner realms as well. Today, if we pause, we can move towards greater balance and harmony. Go slowly.
Moon Mind :::
Moon has crossed over Ketu, as both are in Aries. Moon is receiving drishti from both Saturn and Rahu. Moon is transiting Bharani nakshatra today, ruled by Venus and Lord Yama. Yama has to do with self-restraint, restrictions, death and transformations as well as that which is dharmic. Death is dharmic and Yama enforces the judgments at the end of one's life. There's no escaping his decisions nor the transformations of the death and dying process.
Today, we may feel relationships and excesses are dying out, or causing us duress on some level. Vehicles, passion, creativity, the feminine, finances etc. can bring us issues as well as emotions. Note that this is likely due to some imbalance with these areas of our life. As Moon moves to the 7th tithi today at 14:05 CDT, there will be a greater influence of Saturn on the day. This will maximize any pressure, anxiety or stress we may be feeling. Watch for anger and aggression. Take a walk, have a cup of tea in silence, meditate, create art. Make your lists and dream today, even if it feels impossible or too far out of reach.
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Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon in Aquarius transiting Dhanishta nakshatra until 20:43 CDT tonight. Moon is in the dark half (waning) in the 7th tithi which is ruled by Saturn. Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn and the Moon is receiving drishti from Rahu today from its position in Libra where it sits with Saturn and is also the sign of exalted Saturn. There is a lot of Saturn coinciding with the moon today. Some of us may feel this as depression, sadness, grief, disappointment, discouragement. It is important on these days to get embodied, physical movement and connection to prana are essential.
Dhanishta is ruled by Vasu (and the planet Mars) and its translation is "the most famous" or "the most wealthy". Vas means "to shine" so sometimes this is called the "shining star". People born with Dhanishta nakshatra tend to be extra sparkly and shiny- their light is attractive to others. The eight Vasu-deva are sources of abundant wealth, prosperity and illumination which can be associated with the material plane of existence or the realms of knowledge, insight and inner expansion. The Vasu-deva are connected to dharma and fulfilling desires in the relative world- hence there is a lot of creative potential and ability here. Jyotish is also connected to Dhanishta as it is a source of light (literally jyoti), expansion, dharma and enlightenment.
Use today's creative spark of insight for creativity, manifestation and dharma to create awareness and growth. Jupiter moves into Gemini late this evening for one year- signaling a new creative focus for all of us. Initiate the year with your own inner abundance- the light of you.
Read more about Jupiter's transit into Gemini here :::