Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon transits Dhanishta nakshatra today. Moon is waning and almost new (on Monday). Shivaratri is tomorrow (Sunday), a time when great silence can be felt and experienced. The waning moon is our barometer for inward focus and silence and gives us an opportunity to rest and restore. Dhanishta is ruled by Vasudeva. The Vasus bring fame, notoriety and are also connected with excellence, wealth and shining. Thus, Dhanishta is known as the "shining star." Dhanishta natives are often sparkly people and others are drawn to their light. The Vasu-devas are sources of illumination and prosperity in the universe. They can be seen on the relative plane of existence as manifestations through the Sun and Moon and the elements (water, earth, air, fire, space, and the light of the stars). Parasara says in the Visnu Parana that the Vasus originate from light (jyoti), hence their connection to jyotish, and are known to be born of dharma for dharma. There is strong creativity here, and a desire to share it.
Today is a day to shine. Promote your self and flourish. Dhanishta's symbol is a drum. Beat your own drum, toot your own horn, and send the message far and wide. Create art and beauty and be a part of something that helps your self and others benefit in some way. Shed light on your many blessings, give gratitude to the universe. Sing your heart songs.