Category: Ayurveda

Ayurvedic aphrodisiacs

With Valentine’s Day approaching, conversations about love are abound.  As an astrologer, the main topic of discussion is relationships. Clients want to know about matters of the heart or about relationship compatibility.  As an Ayurvedic practitioner, my clients often discuss vitality.  They are interested in having increased energy, or possessing proper stamina to have a […]

Makar Sankranti 2019

The Festival of Makar Sankranti 2019

The saying “Go fly a kite!” takes on a literal meaning every January in India. This happens during the festival of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayana: the kite flying holiday in Maharashtra, India. Makar means Capricorn. Sankranti implies a movement or change of  location. The reason for the celebration is to commemorate the entry of the […]

Ayurvedic health tips

Ten Ayurvedic Health Tips to Implement for the New Year Begin the new year on a healthy note

It’s almost the new year and we habitually set New Year’s resolutions. Quite often, at least one resolution involves our health. Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with our environment and thus have healthier lives. The following are ten simple Ayurvedic health tips to implement for a more fulfilling new year. 1. Use a tongue […]

Mercury retrograde

Mercury retrograde November and December 2018 Communication Interruptus!

Here we are again in the final Mercury retrograde of 2018. This is the one planetary transit which seems to be blamed for just about anything going wrong.  Mercury went retrograde on November 16 in Scorpio in Vedic astrology or Jyotish.  Jyotish offers a somewhat varying perspective than Western astrology.  In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes […]

Dhanvantari is honored on Dhanteras

Dhanteras 2018 Celebrate Dhanvantari's birthday

The festival of Diwali is actually comprised of five days of rituals in India.  We begin the celebration of Diwali 2018 with Govatsa Dwadashi and then the festival of Dhanteras.  According to mypanchang.com, Dhanteras 2018 is on November 4 for North America, the West Indies, and South America.  For India, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, […]

Ayurvedic tips for fall health Fall into balance

Less daylight hours, breezy winds, leaves falling, and rainfall. All these are indicators that fall will soon be upon us. These are some of the outward manifestations of autumn. Our bodies feel the change of season as well. You may experience dry skin, sinus congestion, diminished appetite, constipation, gas, less vitality, and dampened enthusiasm. Following […]