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...

Sun in Virgo – Cleaning Up, Moving on Up

The Sun is a star with a tremendous amount of light and intelligence. In Vedic Astrology, Sun symbolizes your soul, activity, the king, and your father. From September 16th through October 16th, Sun will be transiting through Virgo. Virgo is the most practical and detail-oriented of the signs. It is ruled by Mercury, a planet of intellect, communication, business, and wealth. In Sanskrit, Virgo is called Kanya. Virgo is symbolized by a virgin in a boat with grains in one hand and a light in the other. The virgin symbolizes purity and love of the Goddess energy. Grains are the staff of life, which show us that Virgo energy includes being in touch with how to survive. Light is higher consciousness. Sun in Virgo is going to give you the energy to pay attention to and take action to perfect the practical details of life. Jupiter is also transiting Virgo, bringing wisdom and blessings into the process. Virgo brings in energies of striving for perfection, managing the details, doing service, health, purification, and impeccability. It can give you a strong mind to remember facts and details. Logical thinking including analyzing and criticizing, and technical knowledge thrive here. Another important theme for Virgo is perfection through purification. Be careful not to go into worry or excessive criticism. Embrace your intelligence and skills. Virgo reminds us that deep within matter is pure Divine energy. Virgo is associated with Goddess energy, including siddhi (supernatural) powers. The powerful 9 Nights of the Goddess, or Navaratri, will be bringing in a flood of Goddess energy beginning October 1st. Virgo is the natural 6th house...

Happy Birthday Ganesha!

How do we know what it is we are supposed to be doing in order to be happy and fulfilled?  The soul knows, so we must learn to listen. We learn to listen through meditation.  We contact the archetypes (Divine Beings) in our meditations.  Today is Ganesha’s Birthday and he is the remover of all obstacles, seen and unseen.  We contact Ganesha through the Muladara, or the root chakra at the base of the spine and also in the thalamic area in the middle of the brain by imagining a reddish-orangey light in those places.  He is readily available for us, right now!  When we just put our attention on him in any way, he is there. Here are some important upcoming dates/events: Sunday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 5: Ganesha’s Birthday (Ganesha Chaturthi) Dr. Pillai announced Ganesha’s full descent into the Earth, and declared 2016 the “Year of Ganesha.” At home, it will be very auspicious to offer Ganesha Ganesha Grass (Bermuda Grass), break a coconut for him and chant “Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha”. Enjoy Dr. Pillai’s FREE Ganesha Birthday Video on Pillai Center’s Facebook Page. Astroved will be performing twelve Grand Homas in twelve homa pits to the twelve forms of Ganesha at Dr. Pillai’s Ganesha vortex will empower these forms of Ganesha to come alive on that day. You can be part of this historic event to manifest heaven on Earth. Read more here. Enjoy Astroved’s LIVE 12 Ganesha Grand Homa Webcast on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT (New York Time). Enjoy Astroved’s LIVE Maha Ganapati Homa Webcast on Monday, September 5, 2016...

Reclaiming Your Royalty

This month the Sun will be very strong as he travels through his own house Leo. Sun, the royal planet of energy and activity, signifies your soul. Leo is a sign of leadership and power. Called Simha in Sanskrit, Leo is symbolized by the king of the jungle – the lion. Leo can bring gifts of leadership, ambition, shining brightly and being an example for others. Leo can give you self-confidence, pride, and respect from others. Like a king, you can be charming, serve people, and defeat enemies when necessary. Evolution in Leo can involve confronting your ego and learning to detach from it. Express yourself and get recognition. Be careful not to be too self-centered or dominating. The Sun never takes a day off. Even on a rainy day, the Sun is shining behind the clouds. The Sun’s rays shine on everyone, whether a beggar, a king, an animal, a plant, or a stone. What if you were that steadfast about shining our own light into the world every day? What would that look like in your life? As the natural 5th house of the zodiac, Leo relates to children, creativity, and God. The 5th house gives the impulse to create, whether it is procreation of children or through developing projects or launching a business. Repeating mantras, doing poojas, speculation and intelligence, romance, luck and entrepreneurship are also 5th house matters. Other Planetary Influences Rahu is also transiting Leo. Rahu is a planet of innovative ideas, obsessions, and addictions. Rahu brings in a trickier energy as unpredictable and poisonous events can happen. Venus, planet of the arts, beauty,...