Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Today is Holi (see yesterday's post) and though the full moon culminated around 4:30 am this morning and is now waning (dark half), it is still large and bright with plenty of power.
Moon in Virgo transiting Hasta nakshatra, ruled by Savitr. Savitr is the Sun just before it rises at dawn. He gives one's lagna (birth sign) and represents one's intelligence, ideals and awareness. He is the awakener, the dawning, a giver of light and life. There is deep insight with this nakshatra and even magic. Hasta is symbolized by a hand, which connects it to palmistry and proficiencies and talents that utilize the hands. People born with Hasta's influence are interested in expansion of consciousness and techniques that delve deeply into the mysteries of life.
Hasta is ruled by the moon, the moon is virtually full still and receives aspects by 3 of the nine planets including an influence of Saturn and Mercury. Tend to your heart and mind today. Celebrations may turn inward because of these influences. Work with your hands today. Create art and let the mysteries of the universe come through your hands. In the words of the famous dancer, and grandmother of Body-centered Expressive Art Therapy, Anna Halprin: "Enter the body through the hand." Today, let your dance begin from the fingers and hands and let that movement ripple into the rest of your body. Awaken the magic within.
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