Sagittarius Preview

Sun is currently in Scorpio and he will enter Sagittarius on Thursday, December 15th at 10:20 a.m. EST. He will transit through Sagittarius until January 13, 2016. A couple weeks after that, Saturn is also going to move out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius. The Sun is going to give us a preview of Saturn’s big upcoming transit. The Sun symbolizes your soul, father, activity and vitality. Sun always spends 1 month in each sign and never goes retrograde. On the other hand, Saturn moves through a zodiac very slowly, taking about 2 ½ years per sign. If you look at the zodiac Saturn is transiting at any given time, it will be one of your 12 houses in your personal chart. It may be the 2nd house of finances and speech, the 10th house of profession, or etc. Whichever house it is for you, Saturn will bring up lessons and learning experiences in that area of life. This is why we pay a lot of attention to Saturn’s transits. Saturn is a planet of limitations, tough karmas, discipline, and compassion. Sometimes he puts us through difficulties in order to make us more compassionate and humble. He is like a tough drill sergeant that you hate while you are in boot camp, but once you graduate you are immensely grateful for how he led you to grow and change. From Scorpio… For the past month Sun has been lighting up Scorpio. Scorpio is the most occult of the signs, representing the hidden side of life and occult powers. It is a house of transformation, change, obstacles, and mysteries. It...

Skanda Shasti is Here

Skanda Shasti Home Practice From October 31st through November 5th: Chant or write Muruga (Moo-Roo-Gah) at least 108x per day. Wear and embrace the color red Pour water over a Vel or Muruga state during Mars hours (goat milk and natural red juice are bonuses) Download FREE hora watch app Watch these free videos on Muruga by Dr. Pillai (these too) Review this Muruga quick guide from Pillai Center Blog Read these posts about Muruga from AstroVed Astrology ClubWant more? Click here to see a list of Dr. Pillai’s recommended Muruga spiritual items of power, proxy-technology empowerments, and initiation programs which can provide significantly enhanced benefits. This Week’s Top Events: Skanda Shasti 2016 (The 6 Days of Muruga) – October 31, 2016 – November 5, 2016 IST  Dr. Pillai says “Muruga represents the primordial energy force identified in every ancient tradition in their own imagery. He is a spiritual warrior archetype who is responsible for human evolution at the subtlest level. The 6 days are very important days because if you miss these 6 days, then you have to wait for a one-year period” Both AstroVed.com and Pillaicenter.com offer ritual packages to assist you in this propitiation. Learn more. Mars’ Transit into Capricorn: Capitalize on this 40-day Period of Mars Exaltation – November 01, 2016 IST. Mars, the planet of action and energy enters his strongest position on November 1, 2016 and stays there until December 11, 2016. Mars is exceptionally strong in this position and helps to build robust, loving and long-term relationship. It is very powerful to propitiate him and receive his blessings during his stay in...

Continue to Reap the Benefits of the Goddess

This past week we have been immersed in the energy of the Goddess.  It may not have been all been sweetness and light!  Some of us have been slammed with all sorts of energies that may have been less than positive.  This could be the releasing of negative energies that have been brought to the surface by the grace of the Goddesses.  Dr. Pillai teaches us that we can change our destiny by changing our karma.  Karma is simply thoughts.  Our own karma is a collection of all the thoughts that we are having or have had (in this life and all the past lives!).  If we do nothing, our karma just continues to act itself out.  If we use Dr. Pillai’s tools and techniques, we can jump off this merry-go-round of cause and effect, and begin to manifest exactly what we want, regardless of the path our karma has been taking us down. Sucharita tells us if we feel lost and stuck when we wake up in the morning, just say a mantra.  Just chant “Gum Gum Gum” which is Ganesha’s seed sound, before you even get off the bed. This will start the energy of Ganesha immediately and set the tone for the day.  Ganesha is the Remover of all Obstacles, seen or unseen, so we will be getting off on the right foot!  Important Upcoming Events: Navaratri or Nine Nights of the Goddess – Oct 1– 10, 2016 Dr. Pillai has designated 10 different Goddesses (in addition to Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati) to propitiate during this event-one for each day.  Today, Sunday Oct. 9, is the...

Welcome the Goddesses!

The Goddess energy needs to be woken up inside of all of us, men and women. This is a time to clean up everything in our lives! Clean your office, bedroom, workspace, (every place, including our minds!) because clutter causes blockages.  All those old things that we have held onto for years and decades have memories (karma) attached to them so this is the time to get rid of them.  Don’t continually go through your garbage, examining it…Just take it out to the curb and let it go!  The Goddess energy is the energy that is caring and wants to create comfort and abundance in our lives. This is the motherly unconditional love that we all desire. The first three nights are for Durga (energy and power), 2nd three nights are for Lakshmi (abundance) and the 3rd three nights are for Saraswati (wisdom).  Sucharita talked five things that encompass our lives-Time, Energy, Money, Karma and Thought. We need to get control of those things and then we will finally have control of our lives.  We do this by doing our spiritual practices faithfully each day and then we will be bathed in our own Divinity. Important Upcoming Events: Navaratri or Nine Nights of the Goddess – Oct 1– 9, 2016 Dr. Pillai has designated 10 different Goddesses (in addition to Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati) to propitiate during this event-one for each day.  Today, Sunday Oct. 2, is the 2nd night of Navaratri.  The 2nd Goddess is Tara – ‘Tara’ in Sanskrit means ‘to Transcend’. Goddess Tara is the deliverer and savior to take us through any difficult situation. This...

Ancestor Adventures Continue

We may especially need help with balance during this two week period called Mahalaya or the time that the ancestors are close to the earth plane.  The ancestors can upset or bother us at this time so we have to continue to offer the tarpanam to them. Learn how. AstroVed and Pillai Center are still offering services for the last half of this time period. Learn more. Sucharita gave us lively insights on the Mahalaya Paksha. Sucharita tells us to pay attention to signs that come to us from other dimensions.  Be aware that the ancestors are constantly trying to thwart us in our forward progress.  They want to be fed!  And they will bother us until we pay attention to them. Navaratri or the Nine Nights of the Goddess is coming up.  She tells us that the Goddess energy needs to be woken up inside of all of us, both men and women.  Read about this event in the “Upcoming Events” section below.  The Goddess energy is the energy that is caring and wants to create comfort and abundance in our lives. This is the motherly unconditional love that we all desire. The first three nights are for Durga (energy and power), 2nd three nights are for Lakshmi (abundance) and the 3rd three nights are for Saraswati (wisdom). Important Upcoming Events: The final week of Mahalaya (Ancestors’ Fortnight) Sept 17 – 30, 2016 All your ancestors will be with you during these two weeks, and they can bring you gifts if they are in a good place. This is the second week of the Mahalaya Paksha.  Your tarpanam...