Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Today is day four of Navaratri (nine days of Mother Divine) and the first of three days celebrating the Goddess Lakshmi. Moon waxing (bright half) in 5th Tithi, Panchami, which is ruled by Jupiter (expansion, knowledge, wisdom, guru). Moon is now in Taurus (its place of exaltation) and is crossing Jupiter there as well- both are in the benefic Rohini nakshatra ruled over by Lord Brahma.
Rohini's connection to Brahma has everything to do with creation, creating, creativity and the like. Lord Brahma is responsible for creating the Universe and so we call Rohini the artistic, creative star. Additionally, Lord Brahma's wife is goddess Saraswati, who embodies all creative arts, knowledge and wisdom. There is also the connection to procreation here, as Prajapati (lord of progeny) is also known as Brahma- and creating another human life is the ultimate act of creativity, fulfills the ancestors, carry's on the lineage and pleases the Gods.
Being Navaratri and the first day of Lakshmi, there is a further connection to creativity. Lakshmi is the goddess of abundance, is connected to Venus (passion, art, love, beauty) and showers us with her thriving, benevolent wealth and abundant love. Use today for creating art, beauty and love. Set in motion your desires for wealth, abundance and prosperity for the coming year. Give gratitude for the flow of abundance and your ability to thrive. Use your paint brush, musical instruments and poetry to activate your divine wishes.
Sun has now crossed the delicate gap and is in Aries, but it is still sandhi (weak). Sun, Mars, Venus are all in Ashwini nakshatra (healing and rejuvenation). Put some attention on your Self, needs, health and wholeness. Set intentions for the coming cycle around the zodiac.