Mother’s day is one of the most popular amongst the list of commemorative days followed internationally these days, like, friendship day, tourism, health and of course father’s day. The favorable ground for their rising popularity is that they make us conscious and stand up to a worthy cause or an objective.
A babbling baby crosses many milestones of development with a mother’s support. This journey through succeeding stages of growth to become an adult member contributing to our society is actually the accounts of a mother’s sheer love, affection and intrinsic inspiration in nurturing her child. So, how can we not celebrate a day in recognition of her contribution?
Understanding essence of the day:
A day to be grateful: It is a day to express gratitude towards all the mothers. It is also a day to glorify, praise and encourage qualities that only a mother embodies: she is caring, affectionate, protecting, supportive and comforting to her children. Without such emotional support, this world would indeed be an emotionally barren place.
A day to recognize role of mothers: Researches on child up-bringing and for healthy brain development, recognize importance of role of a mother in a child’s life. There is no alternative to affection and encouragement that she provides while nurturing her children. When you express your gratitude to your mother, you not only make her happy, you also set an example to the coming generation – emphasizing the role of mother’s in a child’s life.
A day to appreciate what you get: Appreciating other’s contribution in your life, even a small one, is believed to take you nearer to God. So, imagine the baby steps you took holding your mother’s hand, one who would encourage you to smile and would get upset seeing you in pain, one who encouraged you to talk when this world was a new and unknown to you. Can you keep yourself from appreciating such contributions?
A day to stimulate creative energies: Spiritually, your mother is the manifestation of feminine energy in your life. Stimulate, encourage and pamper this energy to fill your life with good luck and possibilities for progress and betterment. When you respect your mother, you open up to the flow of Divine feminine energies (Shakti) of Parvati, Saraswati and Lakshmi in your life.
Astrological details and suggestions of the day:
Mother’s Day on May 13th 2018 (IST): Astrologically, power of the Moon is enhanced on the day. The Moon will be in Capricorn sign directly aspecting Cancer, the sign it rules. In addition, the Moon will move into its own star Shravana. The benevolent planet Jupiter also present in Cancer, the 4th house of the natural zodiac representing Mother and Motherly relations, will make your mother’s blessings effective.
The Moon in the 10th house of the natural zodiac and receiving a strong aspect of Jupiter indicates that tarpanam done to the deceased/departed Mother will fetch more positive karma and blessings to lead a problem-free life.