Abundant Shivaratri blessings to all!!
Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
I have been swallowed by the Shivaratri black hole, hence the tardy post. Anyone else using today for deep meditation and inward silence? This is the true blessing of Shiva, the omnipotent One. He brings us to the Absolute, the depth of silence and stillness, the transcendence. Om Namah Shivaya!
Today the moon is in the 14th tithi of a waning moon, called Chaturdasi. The new moon (Amavasya) is tomorrow. This is a time of deep, inward reflection and restoration. Use this time wisely so that you can move towards the next cycle of dynamism (waxing phase) with more strength and ease.
Moon is in Satabisha nakshatra today, which is ruled by Rahu. Rahu can take us out into the worldly, relative realms, and he can also give obstructions to our spiritual desires. Don't discount this influence if you seem to have trouble finding time for meditation or spiritual pursuits today. Noise disturbing your meditation? Blame Rahu, but proceed!
Satabisha is ruled by Varuna, guardian of Natural Law, and sees everything. There's a tendency to be overzealous and judgemental here, but your spiritual pursuits will be rewarded. Today is not a day to fall off the wagon. When adharmic actions happen under Satabisha, health issues can arise. It is said that when disease starts under this nakshatra, the noose of Varuna is put on by Rahu and tightened by Saturn and incurable even by Dhanvantari, the god of medicine, himself. Make it a priority to take care of your Self today- inside out. And may the blessings of Shiva be with you.
Don't forget about my Shivaratri gift: http://www.swatijrjyotish.com/1/post/2013/03/shivaratri-blessings.html