Saturn Changes Course: 3 Sure Ways to Stay Sane and Profit During This Time

Saturn Changes Course: 3 Sure Ways to Stay Sane and Profit During This Time

    Are you a glass-half-full kind of person? If so, the upcoming Saturn retrograde period between April 6 and August 24 will find you prepared. According to Vedic astrology, however, many will be nursing a sinking feeling during Saturn’s backward motion, because his retrogrades often bring some tense moments. This is due to Saturn’s general inclination to deliver important yet unpleasant lessons, acting more erratically in retrograde. But Saturn also brings us amazing opportunities for spiritual growth and long-term benefits. It’s generally accepted that Saturn’s return to Scorpio isn’t the greatest news for most. Scorpio is the natural 8th house of havoc and loss that is ruled by inimical Mars. Here, Saturn seems a bit tougher and its lessons harder to digest. Of course, I’m a firm believer in a silver lining in all situations and this retrograde is no exception. So to benefit from Saturn’s teachings and succeed in your career and grow both your wealth and spiritual self, here for you, three fairly easy ways to make huge progress in your relationship, work and finances. Straighten your trajectory Vakri (or retrograde) planets are considered crooked and generally behave badly—especially when they are already cruel in nature like Saturn. Moreover, even the best effects of Saturn can feel like a heavy burden on our emotions. You can imagine the hard work it takes to get a good relationship through commitment and seriousness, or to acquire the knowledge necessary to land your ideal job. That is Saturn on its best behavior.     More often than not, Saturn prompts us to work harder and grow up. His lessons...
Mars in Pisces: Three Easy Steps to Wealth and Victory Over Negativity

Mars in Pisces: Three Easy Steps to Wealth and Victory Over Negativity

      As seen in Vedic calendars and astrology manuals, Mars has been plundered by harsh forces for many months. Except for some short intervals, in fact, Mars was forced to abide by Saturn’s slower timetable or deal with the lunar nodes’ confusion in Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Aquarius. When action was taken, a sense of oppression followed—because Saturn can put tabs on just about any celestial body. And Mars is no exception. According to Vedic astrology, now in Pisces Mars acquires both strength and dignity or intelligence, becoming free from the malefic vibes of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Hallelujah. So to create a strong plan of action and a small shift to get positivity, wealth and inspiration—here for you, three easy steps that can pay you in assets, dividends, and wisdom. Wealth and Jupiter’s support Mars regains freedom and energy in the constellation owned by Jupiter, one of his best friends, and a universally benevolent planet. As an additional bonus, Jupiter in Virgo is protecting its own house of Pisces with a magnanimous gaze. So well-placed Mars is receiving support from his ruling planet along with an expansively positive vibration. Being a warrior in the natural house of meditation, Mars acquires courage and reduces its aggressiveness. This planet can then enhance your positive actions through higher beliefs, fine arts, charity, and self-betterment. By going inward, Mars will use its laser-like strength to control base instincts—such as aggression, overeating or distractions. This is good news for you if, like many, you’ve been feeling stuck in financial or spiritual matters. Now from watery, imaginative and gentle Pisces, Mars’ steam...
Saturn in Sagittarius Turns Benevolent: 3 Reasons You’ll Be Happier and More Successful

Saturn in Sagittarius Turns Benevolent: 3 Reasons You’ll Be Happier and More Successful

    Saturn’s move to Sagittarius on January 26, 2017 is really good news. Of course, a complete description of Saturn changing areas of the sky can fill up a book, as this massive celestial body can turn your life around or upside down—sometimes with nothing in between. So for reasons of brevity, here for you the three main reasons you’re about to get a lot happier—no matter what Saturn rules in your life and what projects and dreams you hold dear. You’ll definitely like these changes and it’s about time. A much better attitude I don’t need to tell you that you’ve seen a few intense moments during Saturn’s passage through the emotional and secretive constellation of Scorpio for the last two and half years. You’ve probably felt some tension on a personal level and gained insights, probably the hard way, of your deepest fears and true needs. Those you’ve been keeping to yourself for a long time. Saturn in fact displayed his might to bust open our consciousness and shake us up to the point that we feel new in inexplicable ways. So now that we have a clean slate, new tastes and hopes, our outlook will be a lot more optimistic, idealistic and even spiritual. Of course, all the planets and stars are spiritual, their noble goal being to awaken us, heighten our awareness and reveal our karmic imprints, mindsets and behaviors. Sagittarius is ruled by benevolent Jupiter—the most intelligent and wisest planet, according to the Tamil Siddhas, Dr. Pillai’s yogic lineage from South India, and the Vedas. On the one hand, Jupiter is both the...

Sun Enters Libra

Sun transits into Libra on Sunday, October 16th and will continue there until November 15, 2016. The Sun signifies your physical health, vitality, self-esteem, father, and even your soul. Sun doesn’t feel comfortable in Libra. It is his debilitation or lowest power position. It’s like he falls down to earth during this month. The good thing is that this is an opportunity to get to know Sun more and build a better relationship with him. Libra is an air sign ruled by Venus. Venus is a luxury-loving planet of love, beauty, the Goddess, and the arts. And wealth. Libra can bring blessings of being popular, peace-loving, and having harmonious relationships with others. Libra is called Tula in Sanskrit. Libra is a sign of harmony and balance. Libra’s symbol is a man in a bazaar, or open-air market, with a scale in his hand. The symbol shows how Libra energies support business, negotiation, and finding balance. This can mean finding win-win solutions that benefit everyone, being successful in business – putting together a good deal, and being diplomatic. As the natural 7th house of the zodiac, Libra is all about creating and maintaining relationships. This involves compromise and balancing the needs of each person involved. Learning to stay balanced is a big theme. Libra is the halfway point through the zodiac. Libra can also lead you to develop a strong relationship with the Divine through love and devotion. But don’t try to please everyone, or compromise your core values too much. In negotiation, you have to know what the minimum deal that would be workable for you and be able...

Dance! This Week

Sunday was the 4th Moon, the day to worship Ganesha.  Ganesha’s job is to remove all obstacles, seen and unseen, and also he is the overlord of Ketu, the south node of the moon.  Ketu can give us enlightenment, so this day is a great day to connect with Ganesha.  When we make the Divine Beings our friends they are there for us.  Ganesha’s Birthday is coming up in September so we can go and read about it on Astroved. If we can’t afford to do any of the offered rituals, then we can still make our own offerings from home.  Break coconuts and roll limes for Ganesha. On Krishna’s Birthday, August 25th, if we offer 12 tulsi leaves (Holy Basil) to Krishna, he will be so happy!  We can dance to Jai Jai Radha Ramana Hari Bol.  This is a very enlivening chant that brings joy to you and to Krishna when you listen, sing and dance to it!  Remember that your Kingdom is within, so we have to learn what our soul wants to do and listen to our Higher Selves.  How do we know when our soul is talking to us?  The soul’s words will bubble up within us and reveal to us what we need to look at in our lives. And when we combine what the soul wants, with the available energies of the day, we will be propelled forward on our spiritual path and to our manifestations. Here are some important upcoming dates/events: Thursday August 25th is Krishna’s Birthday.  Dr. Pillai says that Krishna is a 200% god and we can pray to...