it’s thursday, june 6, & moon is in cancer, bringing heart-centered wisdom & connection to the ocean of love.
“all know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” (kabir)
each day’s special sauce (called the panchanga) is based on a recipe whose ingredients include the day of the week as well as the phase & placement of the moon. it is truly special b/c those ingredients will never combine again in the same way to create that flavor. today’s curry may be thai, but next time it may be indian; today’s pesto may be made with arugula, tomorrow’s with basil or kale.
by understanding the uniqueness of each day, the energy that’s on offer, we can work with it, use it like a tailwind to support us, reduce our effort; it’s easier to go with the flow than to fight our way upstream. that’s why i write the daily bliss!
today the moon is in the starspace of cancer called pushya, which means to nourish or thrive—it is considered to be auspicious for just about everything except marriage, so take advantage of that!
in “the ramayana,” king dasharatha insists that rama be crowned king on pushya nakshatra. dasharatha believed he was born under an evil star, that his birth chart was afflicted, & hoped that pushya’s blessings would be a palliative. alas, things didn’t go so well the first time around b/c of evil whisperings in the royal household.
if we only knew what tithi (lunar phase) the moon was in! i mean, today it’s the 4th phase (tithi) of the waxing moon, which brings the possibility for obstacles. yes, despite or in addition to the support of pushya, so maybe it was the same-same on the day dasharatha set rama’s coronation?!
& that’s your daily bliss—thursday is ruled by jupiter, who encourages us to find a purpose outside our small self, to understand that we are swimming in an infinite ocean. & jupiter is gazing at the moon today, filling our minds with hope & bigness.
p.s. jyotish, vedic astrology, is the science of light. if you want to shine more light on your life, understand why you are here & how the planets are guiding you on your path, i’d love to enlighten you. contact me for a session! ~.~