Chandra is known as the Moon; the cosmic feminine force and the giver of delight. The Moon represents the feminine, whereas the Sun is the masculine. The feminine is personified through the three goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali or Parvati. They portray the three complementary aspects of lunar energy to the masculine energies of Brahma (creative), Vishnu (preservative) and Siva (transformative).
The planetary deity Chandra is propitiated through increasing mental health and peace of mind. The esoteric result is intuition, spiritual acuity, the understanding of weather phenomena, and dreams.
Chandra rules over our emotions, feelings and creativity. Since the moon rules over the water element and the soma nectar, physiological associations are fluids in the body such as saliva, perspiration, and other secreting functions, the lymphatic drainage, the sympathetic system, the digestive system, the pancreas, and the female reproductive system. It deals with the elimination and assimilation of nutrition, and the overall protection of the organism.
The moon has many different names relative to her different qualities and actions. If you would like to learn some of these names, join me in a mantra workshop dedicated to Chandra, the Divine feminine. These mantras help to develop peace, faith, receptivity and surrender. We will practice the mantras related to the Moon Salutation (Chandra Namaskar), and conclude the class with a Moon Meditation.
By Helen Mikuska, E-RYT500 in Calgary, AB
Friday, February 16th ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio, Calgary $25.00 (incl. gst)
For information please contact Helen at email@example.com or phone (403) 809-1402.
Helen Mikuska is an E-RYT500 and certified mantra teacher is a lead trainer for SOYA yoga teacher training in Calgary, Alberta, July 4-19, 2018.
Information in this article is summarized from:
Dr. David Frawley; Ayurvedic Astrology: Self-Healing through the Stars. Twin Lakes, Wisconsin: Lotus Press. (2010).
Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya). The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Second Edition, Volume II. Pasadena, CA: Saraswati Publications. (2002).