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...

Jupiter’s Big Move

This Thursday, August 11, Jupiter will make his big move into Virgo, where he will be for the next year (learn more here). Saturn has been retrograde for a few months and will be going direct on August 13th. Knowing what energies are coming will help us understand what is happening to us and what we can do to avoid pitfalls as well as use the beneficial energies.  Sucharita mentioned that Dr. Pillai has been talking about his new year-long program coming up called “THE MYSTERY SCHOOL”. Sucharita explains that when we put ourselves into a longer program like this Mystery School, or the others offered from Dr. Pillai, and when we make the commitment to do the practices, we will see ourselves evolving spiritually.  Sucharita invites us to start calling on Ganesha before we even get out of the bed! Use any of the techniques that you know to propitiate Ganesha, even if it’s just saying “Gum Gum Gum”.  He will show you a sign or indicator of what your next step should be. Ganesha’s Birthday (Ganesha Chaturthi) is coming up in September 4th. Pay attention to the signs you are getting all the time from Ganesha and other archetypes and Divine Beings that reside within us.  When we take one step toward the Divine, the Divine takes a thousand towards us!  If fear or negativity comes up, you know that you must “bust some karma” by rolling limes or breaking coconuts. Here’s how. Watch Dr. Pillai explains more about how Karma Busting works. Here are some important upcoming dates/events: Monday Aug 8 The Sixth Waxing Moon is...

Happy Independence Day!

This week started out with a New Moon – the power time to propitiate the ancestors – so let’s not forget do to our “Tarpanam” rituals. Learn how. We are connected to our ancestors through our DNA and our “soul DNA” and they affect our progress on this earth plane.  She mentioned a one-year program that AstroVed offers that could be very helpful not only to ourselves to our descendants (children, nieces, nephews).  It is offered here. The New Moon is also the beginning of the waxing phases of the moon and so this is a time to imagine what we want to manifest in our lives.  Sucharita urges us strongly to create a “Vision Board” where we can be reminded constantly of what we want in our lives.  Dr. Pillai wants us all to have the abundance that is our birthright.  If we have abundance, we will have more time to focus on our spiritual pursuits. Sucharita announced that Dr. Pillai is starting another series of short videos on removing karma.  Participate LIVE daily at 2:00 p.m. EDT or watch the videos later on Pillai Center’s Facebook Page. The videos are just a couple of minutes long and you can easily fit them into your schedule. Here are some important upcoming dates/event: This week, 9 Nights of Goddess Varahi start, followed by Bhagavati Seva Goddess worship. Learn more. Saturday, July 9th The Pillai Center is offering a Dancing Shiva Interactive Fire Lab.  The Dancing Shiva is a deeply revered form of God that gives enlightenment. It was the Dancing Shiva who gave the light body mantra “Arut Perum...

Happy Summer Solstice!

This week looks to be energetic as we begin with a powerful Full Moon on Sunday, June 19th, which also happens to be Fathers’ Day. Every Full Moon is a great opportunity to do your spiritual practices and especially focus on manifesting. Monday, June 20th will be the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Enjoy the Sun’s vibrant energy.  Honor the Sun’s vibrant energy. Om Suryaya Namaha. Listen to Dr. Pillai chant the Sun’s Gayathri Mantra. Later on this week, Ganesha will be especially available on Thursday, June 23rd, which is his 4th Waning Moon. Break a coconut or cut a lemon as you chant Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha. Pray to Ganesha to remove specific obstacles in your life. Better yet, listen as Dr. Pillai guides you through this powerful technique to remove karma. Saturday, June 25th will be a 6th Waning Moon when the Pleiaidean god Muruga’s energy will be abundantly present. Muruga specializes in removing debt, diseases, and litigation. Astroved will be performing a special Laghu Rudra Homa in Hyderabad. Learn more. July 16-19, 2016 is Guru Purnima or the Full Moon of the Guru, and Dr. Pillai will be leading a 4-day brain-training boot camp in San Diego, CA. Learn more. Click Here for the Discussion and Here for the Meditation audios. Sign up to receive call-in details and weekly practice...

Relax, Introspect & Clear Out

Last week may have been a little intense for some of us! The full moon was Saturday, along with the Birthday of Muruga and Buddha Purnima (birthday of the Buddha). Also Narasimha’s birthday and Guru Pradosham took place last week, so we may have felt a bit inundated with power times and energy boosts! During the week ahead, we can look forward to days of introspection, clearing out congested energies and focusing on what we want to manifest. Upcoming dates to watch for: Wednesday, May 25th will be the 4th waning moon, one of Ganesha’s power times or as it’s called in India- Sankatahara Chaturthi. Dr. Pillai says NEVER forget about Ganesha’s 4th and 14th moon. Offer Ganesha Grass (Bermuda Grass) or smash coconuts and pray to him on these days. These are times to pay attention to what we are in denial about in our lives. AstroVed organizes special Ganesha rituals every 4th Waning Moon which will help you to get his grace and move to higher realms of material and spiritual refinement. Read more. And you may also check out Dr Pillai’s Emergency Karma Clinic package – an extra powerful service as well:  Thursday, May 26th Astroved will be presenting a special relationship fire lab including chanting of Taittiriya Upanishad with Aikyamatya Suktam Homa. LIVE Webcast will be held on Wednesday, May 25th 10:00 p.m. EDT / Thursday, May 26th at 7:30 a.m. IST. Learn more. Sunday, May 29th will be the 8th Waning Moon. This is a time to honor Kala Bhairava, the god of time. This is a time to do some time-jumping! When you...