Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon has crossed the tricky gandanta junction of Pisces to Aries and now transits Ashwini nakshatra. Many felt this difficult passage on Monday (day of Moon) especially on the emotional level. Tuesday (day of Mars) brings a certain fierceness with it as Moon also transits a Mars sign (Aries) and a nakshatra ruled by Ketu (who acts like Mars in many ways).
Ashwini nakshatra is ruled by the Ashvini-Kumara- the Ayurvedic twin "doctors to the gods." Their father is the Sun (Surya) and he conceived them when he was in horse form (Asva means horse in Sanskrit). The horse is deeply symbolic to this nakshatra- not only because of their strength and power, but also because horses are known to possess an anti-venom for snake bites. This holds both metaphoric as well as literal meaning. The Asvin twins are powerful sources against black magic (snakes), dark deceitful behavior's and personalities and are able to fight poisons (they are known for their rasayanas/life giving treatments and their ability to purify). They use both medicine as well as the creative arts as healing tools.
The Vedic literature also speaks to our senses being like "five horses pulling us" and thus requires our great skill and strong handling. Good horsmanship/horsewomanship is essential. Otherwise we literally get dragged around by the horses!
Use today for purification purposes, tying up loose ends, tackling to-do lists and clean diet/routine. Watch the company you keep and notice the flies buzzing about the horse stalls. As Venus has just moved to Ardra, you may notice the relationships and friendships that are the least life/soul supporting suddenly showing up wanting to hang out. Use clear boundaries and intentions as you navigate difficult personalities and unhealthy motives. Don't waste your time leading horses to water....