Ask Parvati 24: Astrology and the Power of the Planets – Part 2: Monday, the Day of the Moon

BY Parvati


(Continued from Sunday: The Day Of The Sun)

Moon Parvati Devi


The Sun and the Moon represent our major character traits more than any other planets. They are said to be the king and queen of our individual kingdom. All other planets function in relation to them. Monday is the day given to the Moon. The Moon is associated with the Roman deity Luna and Diana and the Greek Gods Selene and Artemis. The Hindus call the Moon Chandra, which means “shining”. In the Hindu tradition, the moon is always found sliced eyelash-thin on the forehead of Lord Siva, deeply absorbed in meditation.The Moon rules Cancer (the Crab) and governs the digestive system, stomach, pancreas, breasts, ovaries, and menstruation (which does occur on a monthly cycle). The Moon’s metal is silver, and its colours are pearly and light pastels. The Moon is luminous in a more inadvertent and mysterious way than the Sun. It is moody, in that it hides at times, and then returns to be seen. It can be dark and then light again. It is also the light that guides your way at night.

The Moon changes, ebbs and flows just like our emotions. It is considered female, passive and receptive. As such it is associated with our mother and our relationship with women in general. It is also associated with maternal instincts or the urge to nurture, the home, the need for security and the past, especially early childhood experiences.

The Moon’s mysterious light guides our intuition, unconscious habits, instinct and emotional world. The new Moon reflects a beginning. The full Moon reflects a culmination or completion of a cycle.

Today, consider honouring your emotional, intuitive self as you consider your relationship with the Moon. Perhaps enjoy the more feminine, receptive, gentle side of who you are as you wear lighter, softer, more pastel colours. Watch how you ebb and flow today, and follow your intuitive flow. Give thanks to the energy of the Moon in your life and in the universe.

(Continued tomorrow with Tuesday: The Day Of Mars)