There is an American expression, “I cried me a river”. For those unfamiliar with it, it refers to an endless stream of tears or deep, abiding sadness about a situation. In Jyotish, there is a nakshatra (star) which is symbolized by a teardrop as it can cause one to lament over arduous circumstances. That is […]
Navratri 2019 marks nine nights of celebrating the goddesses Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. Thus, there is one night for each of the Nav Durga (the nine embodiments of Durga).
Pitru Paksha (“the fortnight of the ancestors”) is a period dedicated to honoring our ancestors. This includes our blood relatives as well as significant teachers and close friends who were in our lives.
As we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2019, we are honoring the birth of our beloved Krishna, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was a cowherd in this particular incarnation.
This is a follow up to my previous post which attempted to shed light on the recent world events – political, environmental, international, and personal. If we can better grasp why something is happening, then we can make more informed decisions. We can choose to participate in implementing change in meaningful and effective manners. As […]
A powerful lunar eclipse is happening on July 16th. It coincides with the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. There are specific practices to be followed on this day.
Guru Purnima is the most auspicious day of the year for disciples to honor their spiritual teachers. However, this year it coincides with a partial lunar eclipse.
Vedic astrology or Jyotish, places great emphasis on the placement of the Moon. The Moon represents our emotional body. Jyotish tracks the movement of the Moon through the zodiac and the 27 lunar constellations or nakshatras. Thursday, July 4, 2019 marks a spiritually auspicious placement of the Moon. The Thursday Moon is in Pushya nakshatra. The […]
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, […]
The upcoming total solar eclipse of July 2, 2019 seems to be generating a lot of attention online. Yet, what will it do in the sky? 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 degree of the […]