Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
The new moon occurred in the wee hours of the morning in Revati nakshatra as Sun, Mars, and Venus were all simultaneously in Revati as well. (Read more about the significance of this and the metaphors of this week in the attached article).
Moon is now waxing (bright half) yet still very young and expressing her silence. Moon and Venus have now entered Aries and are sitting with Ketu- they have crossed the delicate gap between Pisces and Aries, though are still Sandhi (weak in degrees, vulnerable, in the nether-realms).
Both Venus and Moon are now transiting Ashwini nakshatra as well. Ruled by Ketu, Ashwini's ruling deity is Asvini Kumara, the Asvin Twins, who are connected to healing and rejuvenating. The Asvin Twins have magical healing abilities, and are particularly connected to the Rasayana branch of Ayurveda. The symbol here is a horse- connecting this nakshatra to the strength of the horse, but also alludes to the senses. In the Vedic texts we are said to be ruled by our five senses, or five horses. "Good horsemanship" is essential for our proper evolution and spiritual progress. Asvini is also connected to transportation (horses were once the primary method of travel) as well as medicine, the healing arts, creativity, art and music.
Use this time for healing and rejuvenation through the arts, creativity, love, restorative practices, herbs and proper diet and routine. Imbibe the essence and experience of rasayana.
Mars and Sun are sandhi as well and will be in Aries by the end of the week. Mercury has moved to Pisces (is also sandhi) and now transiting its debilitation sign. This is a delicate time with four planets vulnerable, in weak degrees. The veil is very thin right now with the astral realms. Use this time to connect with the ancestors, meditate, connect with Source and your higher Self. Be delicate with your Self and others. Use this time for spiritual growth and practice. Tomorrow is the first day of Navaratri.