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Mercury retrograde July, 2019

Mercury retrograde July, 2019: Keep your communications cool

The second Mercury retrograde of the year will soon commence. Mercury retrograde July, 2019 runs from the 7th to the 31st.  Vedic astrology or Jyotish offers a somewhat varying perspective than Western astrology. In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes a planet stronger. Mercury deals with communication (oral, written and technological), commerce, short trips, the intellect, education, […]

Maha Shivaratri 2018

Practices for Maha Shivaratri 2018

One night of each year in the Vedic or Indian calendar is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.  This sacred holiday is known as Maha Shivaratri – the great night of Shiva. According to, Maha Shivaratri 2018 falls on February 13 in most parts of the world.  For residents of New Zealand, Fiji,  […]

August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse : Stay indoors!

Everyone seems to be discussing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse.  There are even flights to go view it!  In Jyotish, or, Vedic astrology and astronomy, eclipses are particularly powerful events. Eclipses occur when the nodes, Rahu (North) or Ketu (South) fall within a certain astronomical degree of the Sun / Moon.  Since eclipses occlude […]

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