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“Just as the Sun is the central light of our solar system, it is also the source of our inner light.” – Dr. Pillai


Cancer is the zodiac sign related to career development, health, and self-esteem. According to Vedic Astrology, the Sun will make its transit into Cancer on July 16.

This will be a great day – and month – for connecting with the Sun, which represents the power of your soul and inner light. It is believed that the Sun can help you improve your self-worth, health, and confidence.

During the Sun’s transit into Cancer, the Moon will be in Uttara Ashadha, a star of enlightenment and prosperity. This star is ruled by the Sun, creating a more welcoming connection for those seeking illumination through the Sun’s energy.


6 Months for Going Inward

For the next six months, the Sun’s course will travel in a southward direction. This period is called Dakshinayana. Dakshinayana starts in mid-July when the Sun enters Cancer, and it ends in mid-January when the Sun enters Capricorn.

In the Vedic calendar, there will be many spiritual festivals during these six months. The Sun’s light especially illuminates our inner consciousness during this time.

This will be a great time for inward reflection, research, writing, and creating the foundations for launching successful projects.


Who Should Connect with the Sun During This Powertime?

Everyone should connect with the Sun during this time. The Sun represents your soul and inner light.

This is an especially great powertime to harmonize with the Sun’s energy if:

  • You have the Sun as a major or minor planet of influence in your Astrology chart.
  • Your birth chart places the Moon in any of these Sun-ruled stars: Krittika, Uttara Phalguni, or Uttara Ashadha
  • You have challenges with health, career, or self-esteem


Mantras & At-Home Practice

Harmonize with the Sun using the Sun’s mantra: Om Suryaya Namaha. It’s pronounced ohm soo-ree-YAH-yah namaha.

Chant the Gayatri Mantra. Dr. Pillai says, “The purpose of this chant is to enhance the potency of the life principles, including one’s body, mind, and soul. Visualize the Sun’s rays streaming forth into your body, mind, and soul.”

Gayatri Mantra & Translation:Om (ohm) – Primordial Sound

Bhur (boor) – Earth

Bhuva (boo-VAH) – Sky

Swaha (SWAH-ha) – Ether, Heaven

Tat Savitur Varenyam (tot sah-vee-TOOR vah-REN-yahm) – Glory and splendor

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi (bar-GO day-VAHS-yah DEE-mah-hee) – I contemplate its brilliance

Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat (dee-YO YO-nah prah-CHO-dye-yaht) – May the Sun inspire me and merge my intellect with the light.


Powertime Enhancer

Join the Fire Up Self-Esteem Interactive Fire Lab on July 16 PDT. Join the expert Vedic priests for Sun Fire Prayers, and enjoy the benefits of proxy (distance) technology from home.


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