Maha Shivaratri 2023, the most auspicious night to worship Lord Shiva falls on February 18.
This Mercury retrograde March, 2019 begins with Mercury is in Pisces, its sign of debilitation, or weakness. Thus, it’s a mixed bag of planetary weakness and strength. There are many tips for handling Mercury retrograde March, 2019.
The Indian or Vedic calendar is lunar based, unlike the Gregorian calendar. The observances during each month are usually spiritually or religiously based and rooted in deep tradition. Sunday, September 30, 2012 marks the beginning of two weeks of Pitru Paksha (Pitt-true Puck-shuh), or Shraadh, which is a time dedicated to honoring our ancestors. This […]
There’s the saying, “Today is tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.” While it’s humorous, it rings true for the majority of us. We’re so busy worrying about, thinking about, contemplating, planning, getting anxious over what has happened and what has yet to happen. There’s no time to just be. The “to do” list grows. We […]
All too often people say that they can’t meditate, or that they don’t know how. They think that meditation techniques are very complicated. Meditation is what happens when one sits down with the intention of meditating. It does not mean that one has to sit crossed leg in lotus pose or padmasana (pronounced pud-ma-sun-ah), […]
We would probably all agree that the summer has flown by, while the winter usually drags along.The much anticipated summer is drawing to a close, like it or not. The weather has gotten a bit cooler. We see that summer clothes are disappearing from the retail stores, and kids are getting ready to go back […]
Today is the beginning of the second half of the year. A time for new beginnings. An opportunity to refresh and renew your resolutions. An opening for making further advancements on your path. So here are some ideas on what you can do to make progress with your goals or resolutions, and to make it […]
We’ve all heard the saying, “Patience is a virtue.” We all know what it means. We get it. But when needed most, we don’t necessarily have it. It falls into the “easier said than done” phenomenon. It seems so simple. We must learn to be patient. Good things come to those who wait. And wait […]
Our mind can get the best of us at times and starts playing mind games. This occurs often more frequently than we may be aware of or we are willing to admit. We think we must have something or do an action because of the mind. We obsess on it until it’s achieved or there’s […]
I previously wrote about how the sister sciences of Ayurveda, Jyotish (Vedic or Eastern Astrology), Yoga, Sanskrit and Vaastu Shastra. Two sciences which are inexorably woven together are Ayurveda and Jyotish. While astrology can take a lifetime to truly master, people inevitably are curious about “what my chart says” and “how my future looks”. The […]