Citra – the great picture
«Citra said: I bow down to Lord Bhāskara, the master of the firmament. He is the primordial Lord, the Lord of the universe, the destroyer of sins and ailments». (Skanda Purana, 1.139.9).
The word citra has many meanings in ancient India. For astronomy it indicates a particular point of the lunar passage, but it also means “the bright” and is associated with the divinity known as Tvaṣṭā (God of drawing). In the theater it means “portrait” and has to do with various parts of the plot, but it indicates also the metrics of certain instruments. It concerns a particular method of measurement which intertwine architecture with astrology and which determines whether the construction is a good omen. In music and poetry it concerns metrics. As a general term citra means “drawing” and given its link with the many fields of life, it can also refer to the great cosmic design.
This is not the time for holidays, Libra. You still have much to do and you should take advantage of a period in which the stars are asking you to do, because you will reap the rewards in the future. Whatever obstacles stand in your way, any effort, do not question everything. It’s just a part of a bigger picture, which is evidently right and moving in the right direction.
Parivritta trikona-āsana, crossed triangle pose
There are logics in the universe, a precise geometry, which sometimes we don’t get due to its intertwining.
Do you ever stop to look at the sky? Day or night, spend at least two minutes each day contemplating the sky and its drawings.
Mantra of the month