Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon is waning (dark half) and transits Capricorn. It moves from Sravana nakshatra to Dhanishta at 15:11 CST. Sravana is ruled by Vishnu (as well as the Moon) and is connected to expansion and all-pervasiveness. Vishnu is everywhere like akasha (space) and he upholds dharma. Dharma is upheld by knowledge which is transmitted through akasha. A three-in-one quality exists here. Similarly, Vishnu took three steps to traverse "the three realms"- earth, sky (cosmos) and heaven (universe). Two of these steps are visible, but the third is beyond the vision of mortals or animals. There are also three symbols for Sravana- three footprints (in reference to traversing three realms), a trident (Vishnu's power) and an ear (the transfer of dharma through akasha as well as the oral tradition).
Sravana can bring fame, notoriety, expansion of consciousness, dharmic pursuits, positions of power and fortune. Not surprisingly, it is a moveable nakshatra but ephemeral- it easily changes its nature. It is a constellation that can benefit one's own welfare as well as others.
Today there is powerful movement and change likely. With Moon in Capricorn, a sign ruled by Saturn who is currently sitting with Rahu in Libra, the Rudra energy of these planet's dynamic comes into play for today. Mars rules Capricorn as well and is currently conjunct Venus (now sandhi- in weak degrees), and Ketu, Sun and Mercury- all in Aries. (Check this week's horoscopes to see the tendencies of this impact on your rising sign). The mind and intuition will be stirred. Which way will the winds take you? Aim for expansion, focused awareness, and dharmic pursuits. Connect with mind, body and spirit. Utilize yoga, pranayama and meditation for harmonizing the physical body, mental body and emotional body.