Ask yourself, “what is the purpose of my life?” If we just close our eyes and gaze upwards toward the third eye, and calm our thoughts, we will get a sign from our higher self, the Divine that lives within us. There is some stirring within, it is our true nature. This is the little voice that we must listen to. We should dive into this energy, without too much or any thinking. Thinking involves the ego and the ego is the thing that messes us up!
We are here to learn to pay attention to the stars and planets. This week there is a full moon and that brings a special energy or shakti. Thai Poosam means full moon in the month of Thai in the Pushya birth star. Muruga is also a god that destroys karma and on this Thai Poosam we can tap into Muruga’s energy. Read below to learn a little more about this special day.
Ganesha is an important deity for us at this time. He has the head of an elephant and rides on a mouse. He is the remover of all obstacles, seen and unseen. We must concentrate on Ganesha where he resides at our root chakra and pay attention to the kundalini or Goddess energy which protects and nurtures us. The root chakra is the sex chakra, the place of creativity. We must push the kundalini energy up our spine or shushumna, through the chakras, all the way to the third eye. The gods are inside of us and we can activate them by concentrating and meditating on these chakras. Karma shows up often at the throat chakra, so we must fire this chakra up with our attention. Then we reach the brain.
By paying attention the positions of the planets in the sky, we can see where there may be roadblocks on our path. Sucharita recommends that we all get a personalized Saturn Transit Report to see how it is going to be affecting us. Also it’s a good thing to get an astrology reading to give us a roadmap for the next few months. These are available at AstroVed. Saturn will call us to look at our spiritual practices in a whole new way.
Sucharita also recommends that we all get a vel, the spear weapon of Lord Muruga. This will protect us from all sorts of maladies-accidents, arguments, bad karma, bad dreams, bad debts. Stick the vel into a lime or lemon to erase bad karma! Dispose of the lime in the trash or compost heap.
Important Upcoming Events This Week: Check the Pillai Center and the AstroVed Event Calendars for other upcoming events. Depending on where you live, the day of the week will be different. Check the Panchang with your location to see when you should be observing the rituals.
Monday, Feb 6th @5:40 AM EST -Tuesday February 7th 3:18 AM EST
11th Moon – Ekadasi
This Ekadasi is in the star of Mrigasira. This is a powertime for the Lion-Faced Archetype, Narasimha, a fierce form of Vishnu. Honor Vishnu on this day. Vishnu is in charge of heaven. Perform the tarpanam for departed ancestors this day. Chant Om Namo Narayanaya. Read about a fire lab offered at this time.
Wednesday, Feb 8th @1:00 AM EST – 10:52 PM EST
13th Moon – Pradosham
The 13th Moon phase is called Pradosham, a karma-removing time. This Pradosham occurs in the star of Punarvasu, on a Wednesday. This is a power time for resetting your karma, and developing discernment – intelligence to avoid accruing more bad karma in the future. The 13th Moon is the karma dissolving power time known as Pradosham. The Punarvasu star, which translates to ‘good again’, supports starting over. Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, the planet who gives intelligence and discernment to make the right choice in any given circumstance. We will be hydrating the Dancing Shiva (Nataraj), the supreme karma dissolver, to reset our karma and strengthen our discernment-intelligence. Learn more.
Wednesday, February 8th @10:52 PM EST – Thursday, February 9th @ 9:01 PM EST
Ganesha’s 14th Moon
Remember that Dr. Pillai has said that 2017 is continuing to be a year of Ganesha. Ganesha is especially very powerful and present on the 4th and 14th moon phases. Call on him to remove your obstacles by chanting his mantra, Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha. Roll and break a coconut or lime(s) to remove obstacles and karma. Learn how.
Thursday, February 9th @9:01 PM EST – Friday, February 10th @7:33 PM EST
Thai Poosam Full Moon
Every Full Moon is a power time for wealth and enlightenment. Goddess energy is particularly present. Doing your spiritual practices and meditations on this day/night will be very powerful. This full moon is special because it falls in the Tamil month of Thai. The Pushya star (called as Poosam in Tamil) in the Tamil month of Thai is celebrated as Thai Poosam, the day when Muruga was gifted with the powerful Vel (lance) by his Mother, Goddess Parvati, to vanquish all evil and negative forces. AstroVed offers remedies and rituals on this day. Learn more.
Sunday, February 12th EST
On this day Vishnu descends to the earth plane and can give prosperity boons. Learn more. Sun transits into Aquarius so we will have a transit talk during the call.
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