Everyone loves the Chakras. They fascinate and enthrall us as they hold so much promise for healing, peace and spiritual growth. Over the last couple of decades the energy healing community worldwide has developed an amalgam of techniques for chakra balancing, such as crystals, color therapy, reiki etc.Read More
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.
Everything grows out of our thoughts, first in our consciousness then later in the world. This leads all eastern spiritual traditions to teach that karma can only penetrate to the level of our thoughts.
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.
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
Several years ago, when I started my Saturn Dasha, I was facing many challenges and a mountain of responsibility and work. My life was changing pretty dramatically and I was resisting the changes.
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.
One of my favorite authors, Anis Nin once wrote “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”.
The moon in our horoscope indicates where we are most at “home” and is thus our own unique filter through which we see things. Everything that we come into contact with passes through our moon/mind and is processed into feelings, which drive our actions.Read More
Sade Sati is a challenging transit of Saturn only because we have been conditioned to avoid “negative” feelings, thoughts and experiences at all costs. Astrologically, in this period our natal Moon, which is our emotional filter, comes face to face with the pragmatic and sober karmic task master Saturn, who wants us to face the the limits of the personality.