Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon transits Libra in Chitra nakshatra until 17:05 CDT when it moves to Swati nakshatra. Chitra is ruled by Vishvakarma, the divine architect. Today is about subtle expansion, utilizing creativity, and proper orchestration based on the planetary positions effecting us right now. Later today, as Moon moves to Swati, Vayu will gear up for movement, force and change- expect mental fluctuations and give your self room for flexibility.
Moon is in its bright half (waxing) in the 13th tithi which is ruled by Jupiter. Chitra nakshatra is ruled by Mars. As a result, both Mars and Jupiter's influence is heightened today. Both are Sandhi (in the gap) and moving to new houses. The feeling for these planets is "packing up past belongings and feeling unsettled". They are in the netherworlds. Mars moves to Taurus today at 22:11 CDT (Jupiter will move to Gemini on the 30th). Lethargy and apathy abounds.
When Moon moves to Swati nakshatra later in the day, Rahu's influence will be heightened as it rules this nakshatra. As Moon transits Libra for several days, it is in conjunction with Saturn and Rahu. Saturn is still retrograde and sitting in its position of exaltation, thus rendering it debilitated. We are still in clean up mode as a result- Saturn bringing us into direct contact with our "core" issues. Revisit my Saturn/Rahu articles for a reminder on what our work is right now. [Links below].
Today is one of those days where frustrations, disappointments, complexities, overwhelm and disturbances play their part in our mental/emotional bodies. If you can lay low, do it. If you must blow with the winds of Vayu, bring a parachute and try to coast towards Earth. Take it as it comes and chalk this one up to house cleaning. The best use of your efforts is using creative expression to move the emotions- dance, sing, paint, create with your hands, move the stories.