Contrast that to the full moon day of the spring equinox, which brings the Indian festival of colors, called Holi, It is celebrated with dancing music, feasting and most importantly the childlike play of smearing each other with colored powder and drenching each other with balloons and water guns filled with colored water.Read More
One of my favorite Sanskrit words for Love is Sneha, which also means oily, liquid, soft and smooth. The Vedic cultural use of this word to describe love is well illustrated in Ayurveda Snehana therapy, which uses medicated oils, both internally and externally, to remove excess Vata Dosha (dryness, roughness) in the mind and body.Read More
This is lesson 1 of my new course in Vedic Astrology. Please go to my Youtube channel for a series of lessons on the planets and a preview of the course.
To some extent, everyone lives out a myth they inherited. What if you had the outline of your myth from birth to death? What if you knew about the friends and foes you will meet along the way, the obstacles and advantages you are likely to encounter, so you can develop the skills and dedication that you will need to be the hero of your life’s story?Read More
Today the Sun is welcomed by his disgruntled son, Saturn, into his abode in the sign of Capricorn. Both the light of the Sun and darkness of Saturn unite in Capricorn, setting the stage for integration of our soul nature (Sun) and our human nature (Saturn).
“The difference between a good and bad life is how well you walk through fire”. ~ Jung
We are wired for heroism. You know that satisfaction you feel when you’ve done what you set out to do is dopamine in action. Dopamine is our main motivation neurotransmitter. Our body is designed to fire dopamine neurons, which gives us a surge of pleasure, when we complete a task, both big or small.
A sidereal horoscope based on the most accepted date and time of the birth of the United states, July 4 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 6:30 pm shows that the United states was born in Rahu Dasha and has cycled back to her third Rahu dasha in September 2015. The first 18 years Rahu Dasha ran from 1776-1793. This one will go form 2015- 2033Read More
On the Hero's Journey danger lurks on every corner. The hero will either be courageous, reckless, cautious or scared depending on how Mars is functioning in our horoscope. Relationships pose a danger for Mars and that is why he is the most important parameter in judging relationship karma.Read More
Venus is Goddess of the Law of Attraction and Manifestation in the horoscope. Creating wealth and committed relationships, while staying true to our own personal calling and heart's desires, is the hardest aspect of our hero’s journey. Sadly, most people will be disappointed with both because of unrealistic expectations from Venus. So, developing a good relationship with our Venus is essential for happiness. In this video I have used Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast as our super hero with an ideally placed Venus in the horoscope.Read More
Matt Damon’s SNL sketch parody of Brett Kavanaugh seen around the world is a perfect comedic interpretation of the dangerous Mars - Ketu combination in Kavanaugh’s Prashana horoscope.
Prashana in Sanskrit literally means a question or an inquiry. When Vedic Astrologers don’t have a good birth time to work with they will rely on what is referred to as a Prashana horoscope. This type of stand in horoscope is created based on the time and moment of an action related to the subject of the inquiry.
“Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats”. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Invincible protagonist exist only in children’s stories. In adult stories the hero always has his kryptonite that makes him vulnerable. Losing your super power is part of a classic hero rite of passage. Saturn, may be our kryptonite.