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...

Get Ready for the Family Reunion – Mahalaya Paksha

One of the tools Dr. Pillai has given us is the service of Tarpanam.  This is the offering of “food” to the ancestors who may be bothering or blocking us.  They are asking us to help them to move along on their own spiritual path.  Once a year is a two week period where the ancestors are very close to the earth plane called Mahalaya Paksha.  This is an especially auspicious time to honor and propitiate the ancestors. Participating in Mahalaya Paksha will help all the other rituals and remedies that we participate in be more powerful. Read about this event below in the upcoming event section.  Sucharita reminds us not to call on any specific ancestors, but to be very general, inviting any ancestor who needs this energy. Also only do the Tarpanam during the daylight hours.  Learn how to offer tarpanam to your ancestors. Here are some important upcoming dates/events: 11th Waxing Moon (Ekadasi) – Sunday, Sept 11 10:36 pm EDT – Monday, Sept 12 @ 10:27pm EDT.    This is a Power Day for spiritual growth, as well as material gains, because Vishnu, the archetype of wealth, is highly active on this day. There are rituals offered at AstroVed  on this day, but here are some things you can do at home: Seed a Tulsi plant, water it or offer prayers to a Tulsi plant (Vishnu is fond of Tulsi.) Drink Tulsi tea Wear a Tulsi mala Chant a simple mantra for Vishnu, “Om Namo Narayanaya,” and offer light and incense to a Maha Vishnu Yantra Become conscious of your thoughts – conceive of unlimited money and success...

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...

Ganesha Descends – Vedic New Year 2016

On April 13, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. EDT the Sun transits into the first house of the zodiac, Aries, and becomes exalted. Sun will be in Aries for one month. This transit brings in a new energy for the entire year, and is celebrated as the Vedic New Year. This Vedic New Year is called Dhurmukhi, which translates to the bad or wicked rising up and then being defeated by the powers of good. Astroved notes: “Truthfulness, goodness, and justice will prevail at the end. Those who work with integrity will enjoy the good benefits of respectability, money, and prosperity.” The star of the day will be Punarvasu, which brings in the energy of Jupiter, of Mother Earth, freedom, prosperity, and of things becoming good again. It is symbolized by a bundle of arrows. Individually, an arrow can easily be broken. Bundled together, they are strong and unbreakable. Exalted Sun this month gives you opportunities to make friends with him and strengthen your health and your endeavors. The Sun is your soul, your vitality, royalty consciousness, and symbolizes your father. Aries is the most action-oriented of all the signs. It is called Mesha in Sanskrit. Aries is a fiery, movable sign symbolized by a ram. A ram is an agile, adventurous animal that can climb up mountain slopes that look impossibly steep. Sometimes rams butt heads with others. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, which relates to yourself, identity, and physical body. It is ruled by Mars, a planet of action, problem-solving, and courage. GANESHA is becoming extremely powerful in his ability to help you remove any...

Sun Enters Virgo 2015

Click Here for the Discussion and Here for the Meditation audios. Our Sun is a star with a tremendous amount of light and intelligence. Here on the earth plane, our world revolves around the Sun – literally. Without the Sun there could be no life on earth. In Vedic Astrology, Sun symbolizes your soul, activity, the king, and your father. Each month, the Sun transits a different zodiac sign and lights it up. From September 17th through October 17th, 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 signifies purity and love of the Goddess energy. Grains are the staff of life, which show us that Virgo energy includes being in touch with practical things like how to survive. Light signifies higher consciousness. Virgo has to do with being detail oriented, doing service, health, purification, managing the details, having a drive for perfection, and impeccability. Perfection through purification. Sun in Virgo is going to be illuminating the details in life. Virgo reminds us, though, that deep within matter is pure Divine energy. Virgo is also associated with Goddess energy, including siddhi (supernatural) powers. Virgo is the natural 6th house of the zodiac. It may be a different house (1-12) for you personally, depending on your own birth chart. But for the world in general, Virgo is the natural 6th house of...