Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon is now waxing, though still small and delicate, transiting Bharani nakshatra. It is the first day of Navaratri- the first three days of Durga have commenced. (Read details below).
Bharani nakshatra is ruled by the deity Yama, and has to do with death, transformations, control and restraint, as well as dharma since Yama is called Dharmaraja- King of Dharma. There is no escaping Yama's judgment- he is the deciding factor in outcome and literally decides where we go upon dying. He carries out the law- Natural Law. And though we seem to understand our Man Made laws, we really have no understanding of Karma (action) and the myriad of possibilities/reactions of each and every action. Only Natural Law can decide our fate. Bharani is a bit bitter in its truths, is extremely sensitive (symbol is a yoni) and is a nakshatra used for successful killing, sacrifice, arguments and attacks, breaking ties and unions, using spells and magic and working with ghosts and the like. Worshiping goddess Durga, is essential here and restores any imbalances within Bharani's realms.
Today, first day of Durga in the Navaratri celebration, and moon nears conjunction with Ketu the Moksha planet. (Moon will cross Ketu tomorrow late morning). This conjunction will give us perfect (if not ample) opportunities to navigate Bharani's territory. What needs cutting and dismembering in our psyche? What are the sacrifices we are or are not willing to make for this new year? What unions need severing? What is essential for dharma? Burn and shred the rest. Offer your findings on the altar to Ma Durga. Ask her for guidance as you navigate, sift, and burn.
Abundant Navaratri Blessings!! Om Shanti*