Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon in Aries transiting Krittika nakshatra. Moon has now passed over Ketu and is sandhi (in the gap), moving into Taurus (its place of exaltation) at 21:18 this evening. Krittika is about purifying, clarifying, burning and razor sharp exactness. Ruled by Agni, the fire of life, there is an essence of alchemy here, transformations, changes, and all that it takes for this to transpire.
The most basic example of Agni's transformational abilities deals with food and digestion- literally Agni gives life as a result of the digestive fire. Truly a metaphor for life! Fire is purification. Fire is growth, change and evolution. When we feel the heat, when we are being "cooked" by its heat, when we suffer and stew, we have the ability to grow in consciousness and awareness.
Agni can be that link that connects us to the higher realms. Sacred fire ensures that the essence of our offerings make their way to the gods/goddesses. Agni is essential for all yagyas.
As the second day of Navaratri and day of Durga, Agni is a perfect ingredient for the day. Durga (and her many incarnations) is a fierce goddess, connected to health, warfare, strength and transformation. Ask her to journey with you on this Path and she will grant her guidance- in all its forms- providing you strength and courage to navigate changes. She brings us her purifying fires, her razors of exactness, her ability to destroy and slaughter. Where are we holding back? Where are we refusing to change? Where are we still burning? Stand in your fire, and use this as the sacred flame, the alchemy that is essential for this One True Life to be realized. With the heat gaining strength in Aries now, we have the ability for personal development and realizations on a high level. Light your flames. Check my horoscopes this week (link below) for possible hints.
Mars has moved to Aries now (its own sign) and joins Venus and Ketu there. Mars and Venus in Ashwini nakshatra, Ketu in Bharani. The heat is building in Aries. Stay cool and fan the flames. Sun joins the pack tomorrow! This will mean that three planets have successfully made it across the tricky gandanta passage from Pisces to Aries. Planets are still weak in degrees (vulnerable) so care and patience with your Self and others is necessary.