Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon moved into Ardra nakshatra at 6:08 am and is now in Gemini, ruled by Mercury- our mind, communication and memory. Ardra is ruled by the storm god, Rudra, who is known for his anger, power and destructive tendencies. Tears are associated with him, which are indicative of both rain storms as well as the cleansing and purifying that comes with destruction, upheaval and ruin. As he was born of mental anguish, it is good to note that Rudra represents our mental storms, those emotional occurrences that come from the mind (which has much stored memory!) The pain is mental in other words. Though the mind is strong, and can very much get its way with us, it is crucial to sift through the various self-realms: physical, mental/imaginal, emotional, spiritual. In the Expressive Art Therapy work, we consider the mental to be intertwined with the imaginal. This is supported by many other philosophies. It shows us that we create this mental realm and is fed by the imagination; this does not negate it however, it just gives it less power over us.
Today, Moon is being aspected by Rahu, Ardra's ruler. Rahu is the imaginal in many ways, since he is just a shadow planet, he isn't even real to begin with. He shows us where worldly fixations are and where we are likely to to "live in the shadows." Watch for it today. See if you can use your detective skills to uncover some of your mental haunts. Likely they will come in the form of an outburst (expressed or unexpressed.) What are the wounds that fester today? What kind of storm is rumbling through? Bring an umbrella.