The whole world is scratching their heads as to how someone with your credentials and personality could have made it this far in the race for the President of the United States. Of course everyone wants the Astrologers to predict if you will win or not, which I will address towards the end of the article after I have given you some general counsel on the karmas revealed in your of your Vedic horoscope.Read More
Yogic practices, including Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, meditation are tools and remedies to help root out the "weeds" in our consciousness and and take us beyond the confines of our difficult karma. The final destination of Yoga is to go even further, by letting go of the limitations of the self that identifies with the thorny Karma.
In the 1990's two psychologist coined the term emotional intelligence or EQ. They defined it as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Their groundbreaking work showed that EQ was a better indicator of long term success than IQ.
We live in a universe that functions by laws that are predictable, repeatable and understandable. Contrary to what it may feel like planets also follow these laws and they are not in the business of handing out rewards and reprisals. They simply implement natural laws or karmas that uphold the structure, equilibrium and existence of the universe.
It was the last night of the spiritual retreat with my guru Amma (also known as the hugging saint). I had spent the last few days working hard serving Amma’s program where ever help was needed; washing dishes, serving food, loading equipment, decorating the temple and crowd control, so the thousands of people who came to the program could get their hug from Amma in a timely manner.
Jupiter, also called Guru in Sanskrit, is considered the greatest benefic in the horoscope, as he bestows happiness, peace and good fortune. His influence on any planet, sign, house or dasha, can help us reduce or overcome our difficult karma, as well as embrace what we cannot change.
Enough about Saturn. Truth is we can talk about Saturn all day but the primary impulse of all human beings is attaining happiness – and the planet for this job is Jupiter. So what can the Vedic horoscope and modern scientific discoveries about the brain teach us about achieving happiness and peace of mind?
In Vedic Astrology, the ease or difficulty with which we acquire “happiness” is to a great part indicated by the factors related to the Fourth House and Fourth Sign of Cancer.Read More
As the term “Yogi and enters deeper into the English lexicon, I have come to accept that this word is often being used to describe someone who enjoys doing Asana Yoga a lot!! While, I welcome this exalted word into the English, I am concerned that if we embrace this revered ancient word with so little qualifications the true qualities of a Yogi, that are every soul’s higher aspirations, may also get lost in the process.
A book by Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has fueled controversy worldwide ever since the Wall Street Journal published the editorial “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”. Other articles like, “The World on Fire” and Time magazine’s cover story this week, “Parenting Memoir Raises American Fears”, have brought the debate of the merits of Asian style discipline to the front pages of our lives.Read More
Each planet is a teaching, a door to self-knowledge – it has its own being and consciousness. Once we have understood the meaning of all the planets we can comprehend the entire field of possibilities of human life. Jupiter and Saturn are the two largest and the slowest moving planets and are polar opposites in their nature. Both the energies represented by them must be assimilated within us.Read More