Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon transits Libra in Vishaka nakshatra until 12:36 CDT 5.24 and is sitting with Rahu and Saturn right now- Rahu is currently in Vishaka as well. Moon is waxing and nearing its fullness for the month.
Ruled by Indragni, the king and high priest, Vishaka has a dual power associated with it. There is both practical and spiritual power here as well as alchemy. Both Indra and Agni were born of the mouth (portal) of the Cosmic Being (purusha). The cosmic mouth is the portal where offerings are made and the gods can "eat" them. All offerings must pass through these two deities Indra and Agni before being met by the other gods. This "mouth" is the portal where our offerings are transformed and "eaten" by the gods, thus transformed into sustenance for both the deities, and then in turn, the gifts that we receive from them.
When Indra and Agni combine their forces, there is a great power in transformational abilities- the power of Indra + the transformational qualities of agni. When they join forces as Indragni, they are known as one single devata, working together for special purposes. The "cosmic portal" can be seen as the altar where we perform yagyas and pujas, daily offerings and such, as well as quite literally our own mouths- where food that we ingest is turned into life giving power because of our digestive agni fires. Vishaka is a metaphor for so many expressions of alchemy, transformation and changes.
This nakshatra is ruled by Jupiter. Currently Jupiter is sandhi, preparing to leave Taurus after a full year in this sign, and heading into Gemini- a sign owned by Mercury, creativity, artistry and personal power. What transformations are you stepping into today? What shifts are happening for you? What are you ingesting and what are you not able to yet transform? Mars has joined Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Sun in Taurus now- putting five planets in this Earth sign. We are all focusing on security, support, wealth, early childhood experiences and comfort right now. Give that which you wish to receive. Transformations are inevitable.