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Why You Shouldn’t Watch the Solar Eclipse

As the time of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse draws closer, the frenzy seems to heighten with each passing moment. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t watch the solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the Sun, which illumines our world, is occluded from our vision.  This is not beneficial for the planet given […]

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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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Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2017

In India, holidays are calculated according to the Vedic calendar.  In Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, this is the lunar month of Sharavana.  In this month, we honor Lord Krishna’s birthday.  According to drikpanchang, we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2017 on August 14. As we celebrate Krishna Janmashtami 2017, we are honoring the birth of beloved Krishna, […]

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Mercury retrograde August 2017 : Volatile Interactions

Mercury retrograde begins again on August 12, 2017.  While many people dread times when Mercury is retrograde, Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, offers a somewhat varying perspective than Western astrology.  In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes a planet stronger.  In this Mercury retrograde August 2017 , Mercury spends time with Rahu, Sun, and Mars. Each adds their […]

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Major planetary shifts in Vedic astrology for August, 2017

For all of 2017, August is the month which can impact you the most and shape your future.  The month in Jyotish or Vedic astrology for August, 2017 contains two eclipses, Mars debilitated, the nodes changing signs, Mercury retrograde, Saturn coming out of retrogression, and Jupiter preparing to move after one year.  Are you prepared […]

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Guru Purnima 2017

A distinguishing feature of Vedic astrology or Jyotish is that it’s a lunar based system.  The full Moon (purnima) is considered to be quite auspicious.  Certain full Moons are highlighted in the Indian calendar as they are linked to special holidays or festivals.  The very propitious full Moon of Guru Purnima 2017 falls on July […]

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Vedic astrology for July, 2017: Exercise Caution!

Caution and instability are the keywords for the planetary activity in Jyotish or Vedic astrology for July, 2017. It’s time to take stock of your internal and external environment. Think of your body as a home for your ultimate self-expression. Construction is about to begin. First, you must look at the blueprint and inspect the […]

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Ayurvedic quick fixes for mid-year

Here we are in the month of June.   How have you done with your Ayurvedic new year’s resolutions? Have you been able to implement them as you’d like?  Rather than falling into the blame or shame game with yourself for what hasn’t happened, let’s examine what you have done and what can be fixed.  […]

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Vedic astrology for June, 2017

June marks the beginning of summer. Just as the season is changing, we are in for a series of planetary transitions over the summer. There’s a big shift for three consecutive months.  The most impactful movement in Jyotish or Vedic astrology for June, 2017 is the transit of Saturn back into Scorpio. As we begin […]

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Vedic astrology for May, 2017

There’s an American expression that “April showers bring May flowers”.  What did you plant in April which can bloom in May? What thunderstorms did you endure?  Was anything washed away by the rain?  We can continue to cultivate our personal landscape in Jyotish or Vedic astrology for May, 2017.  This month, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, […]

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