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Managing Mercury retrograde April, 2017

Mercury retrograde April, 2017 began today!  You’ve experienced it before, as Mercury retrograde happens three times a year, and it generally creates panic and trepidation.  While many people dread the period when Mercury is retrograde, Vedic astrology, or Jyotish, offers a somewhat varying perspective than Western astrology.  In Vedic astrology, retrogression is seen as a […]

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Hanuman Jayanti 2017

Happy Hanuman Jayanti 2017! Happy birthday to Shri Hanuman, the monkey God, who is the epitome of service and devotion. Indians worldwide are celebrating this day to honor Lord Rama’s humble servant. Hanuman was ever vigilant to his master, fearless in all his endeavors, focused, adventurous and ever virtuous.  Hanuman is Pavana Kumar or Maruti– […]

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Vedic astrology for April, 2017

Have you felt the stirring of the cosmos? Do you find yourself in a whirlwind of activity trying to determine which road to follow?  You are being directed to follow a higher path and take right action.  Dharma, or your duty, is emphasized in Jyotish or Vedic astrology for April, 2017.  Seven of the nine […]

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Vedic astrology for March, 2017

Jyotish or Vedic astrology for March, 2017 brings strong placements for Jupiter, Venus, and Mars.  Mercury turns weak, and Saturn becomes more stable. There is a great deal of activity in Pisces and Aries this month. Mars in Aries The big move in Vedic astrology for March, 2017 is Mars’ return back to its own […]

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Maha Shivaratri 2017 Practices

One night of each year in the Vedic or Indian calendar is dedicated to worship of Lord Shiva.  This sacred holiday is known as Maha Shivaratri – the great night of Shiva. According to, Maha Shivaratri 2017 falls on February 24 in most parts of the world.  For those residing in New Zealand, Fiji, […]

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February 10, 2017 lunar eclipse

The first lunar eclipses this year occurs on February 10.  Lunar eclipses occur on full Moons. This full Moon is known as Magh Purnima in Vedic astrology or Jyotish.  Thus the Moon will be full in Cancer in the constellation or nakshatra of Ashlesha for the February 10, 2017 lunar eclipse. In close proximity to […]

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Vasant Panchami 2017

February 1 marks the festival of Vasant Panchami 2017 in India.  The festival is also known as Saraswati Puja.  The word “vasant” means spring, and Vasant Panchami marks the beginning of the spring season and the coming of the festival of Holi. GODDESS SARASWATI Saraswati Devi is the goddess of wisdom, learning, speech, and music. […]

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Venus exalted in Pisces 2017

Venus entered Pisces today.  In Vedic Astrology or Jyotish, Pisces is the sign in which Venus is considered to be exalted, or at its highest point. It’s as if Venus is staying at a four star spa.  Here, it can enjoy the luxurious comfort to which it accustomed.  Venus exalted in Pisces 2017 is a […]

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Saturn in Sagittarius

 // Om Sham Shri Shanaischaraya Namah // Astrologers can mark significant transitions in a person’s life by the movement of Saturn.  Have you noticed how certain components of your life are reaching a natural conclusion, while new pathways are opening up in other areas? This is due to the movement of Saturn in Vedic astrology […]

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Celebrate Makar Sankranti 2017

The saying “Go fly a kite!” takes on a literal meaning every January 14 in India. This date marks Makar Sankranti 2017 or Uttarayana: the kite flying holiday in India in the state of Maharashtra. Makar means Capricorn. Sankranti implies a movement or change of  location. The reason for the celebration is the entry of […]

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