First day of Vasant Navaratri, and first day dedicated to Ma Durga. Moon is waxing and transits from Pisces into Aries, joining Ketu there as it enters Ashwini nakshatra. Heal, rejuvenate, purge.
Day two of Navaratri and second day of celebrations dedicated to Durga. Moon moves past Ketu and into to Bharani nakshatra. Ruled by Venus and Yama, lord of death and restraint, this is a particularly delicate and challenging lunar constellation. The experience for the Moon is one of pressure and exhaustion. Though you may be pulled in multiple directions today, the needs of the Moon are to soften, to turn in, and to flow with life more harmoniously. Turn rigidity into smoothness if possible.
Moon moves to Krittika on the 3rd day of Navaratri and the 3rd and final day dedicated to Durga. Moon becomes exalted as it moves into Taurus at 19:42 CDT. The day brings cutting, letting go and finalizing details connected to necessary purification. There are some tensions today for expansion. We want bigger, faster, more right now, which is creating heat and agitation. Slow down and put it into first gear. Only do what's necessary and find time for creativity and soothing the emotions.
First day of Lakshmi and Moon moves to Rohini at 14:24 CDT. Expect quick changes, fast maneuvers and creative impulses later in the day. Brahma and Moon rule this nakshatra and offer creativity and the spark of creation, beauty and passion. Passions are high and intense, cravings intensify and desire is strong. Put this creative momentum into action. Find a way to channel it properly, in order to maximize it.
Mercury moves to Pisces on the 3rd at 20:48 CDT, which is its sign of debilitation. He joins Sun here and gets direct drishti from retrograde Mars. This transit, though relatively short in duration (a little over two weeks) may bring a feeling of being pulled in too many directions. Read more about this transit.
Second day of Lakshmi in the Navaratri festivities. Moon moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra at 15:56 CDT and creativity gets more of a laser focus (or moves to overwhelm depending on your ability to take effective action). The mind heats up. Does it evaporate as Mercury joins the Sun in Pisces? Or do you get super clear on what best practice is for your mental focus? Regardless, look for softness- intuition can be accessed in unique ways right now. Mental sensitivity can be a gift at this time. Slow down to get the messages.
Moon moves to Gemini at 4:56 CDT on the third day of Lakshmi's celebrations. Moon joins Jupiter here and receives drishti from Rahu, then moves into Ardra nakshatra at 18:04 CDT, Rudras nakshatra. Look for movement, change and sudden shifts later in the day. Harsh emotions may be felt or experienced. Watch for sudden explosions, stormy weather, and possible sadness or grief emerging from your depths. Dance in the rain.
This is the first day dedicated to goddess Saraswati in the Navaratri celebration. Moon moves to Punarvasu nakshatra late evening at 20:39 CDT. The storms of Ardra rule the majority of the day, but as Aditi takes over in the late evening, understanding and more harmony sets in. Moon has crossed Jupiter by this point. The exchange between Mercury and Jupiter (Mercury rules Gemini and Jupiter rules Pisces where Mercury is transiting) gives a mental perspective that helps expand, teach and provide support which can be used to your advantage. Look for the light.