Moon Mindfulness ::: Mind Your Moon
Moon moves from Mrgashiras to Ardra nakshatra at 15:20 this afternoon CST and is now in Gemini. Ardra's deity is Rudra, a destructive storm god. His strength is a mighty force and very powerful. This can be a useful power, if directed properly, or it can be a disaster. I like to use the metaphor of a sail boat with Rudra energy: Without the wind, you would be immobile, but with a sail, you can accomplish much. Who directs the sail? You! With awareness, you can direct your sail in a life-supporting direction. Otherwise, you are adrift at sea.
Rudra is ruled by Rahu and today the moon is aspected by both Rahu and Mars, creating an even more fierce storm concoction. This is not a day for doing too much or trying to think too big. I call this a grief day. In these times, it is good to think small, be small, do small. For healing, but also for self-preservation. Expect the stormy weather currents today and come prepared and protected. Bring a life preserver, an umbrella and some galoshes. Try to stay dry, unless you need tears, then go for it. Do small acts of kindness for your self and others.