Today, Sunday, July 16th, the Sun enters Cancer. This day is considered the Vedic Summer Solstice, after which the Sun will be traveling southward through the zodiac for the next 6 months.
Sun transiting Cancer this month is going to activate Goddess Consciousness for the world. Goddess energy, or Shakti, is the creative force of the universe. You can develop a relationship with the Goddess and increase your level of love, abundance, and positivity.
Astroved will be starting off the month of Aadhi with a Bhagavati Seva ritual on July 17th IST, which is a rare ceremony dedicated to the Goddess Rajarejeswari. It will invoke the Goddess energy including prosperity, fertility, purity and abundance. Watch it LIVE on Astroved TV July 17, 2017 at 4:30 am PT / 7:30 am ET / 5:00 pm IST
Cancer is the most nurturing and emotionally sensitive sign, is ruled by the Moon. Called Karkata in Sanskrit, Cancer is a watery sign symbolized by the crab. Water symbolizes emotion. Crabs are sensitive creatures that have a hard exoskeleton that protects them as they move between the ocean and the shore.
Cancer is the natural 4th house of the zodiac, having to do with your happiness and material comforts like home and vehicle. It relates to your heart in the physical body, and it signifies your mother & also relates to friends, happiness, and education. Sun in the 4th house can signify a good time for real estate matters, education, and possibly to repair your home or vehicle. On the down side, there could be emotional disturbances in the family or problems with the mother, home and vehicles.
Mars will be transiting in Cancer until late August, so be careful of unbalanced emotions and if you are angry, cool down before having a discussion or sending an email. This is because the fiery planet Mars is debilitated in Cancer.
Goddess Power Fridays
Each of the four Fridays, known as Aadi Vellis, will be power days for honoring the Goddess and receiving her blessings. According to the Astroved astrologers, there is a specific energy available for each Friday. Learn about the Goddess Fridays here.
You can honor the Goddess at home very simply by offering candlelight/ghee lamp, incense, flowers and raisens/fruit/sweets to a picture, yantra, or statue of a Goddess. Chant one of her mantras such as the ultimate wealth mantra Shreem Brzee. Pillai Center will soon be offering Shreem Brzee chanting on Fridays – stay tuned for more details.
Dr. Pillai has shared how meditating on the sacred geometry of the square can “square away” your material comforts. Since this month the focus is on the fourth house, you may want to meditate on a square, draw a square, and write or visualize your manifestations in the square. Then put the square up where you can see it. Red squares are especially good for manifestation. Post-it notes come in perfect square shapes.
Dr. Pillai has said if you are not happy with your home, your body, your vehicle, then looking at a square can help you to square away your consciousness and thus square away your material comforts. Whatever is on the outside, we have created from our insides.
Sun will be Transiting through the Birthstars of Cancer:
Punarvasu is a star of renewal, of making things good again. Repetition and recycling. It is related to the mother earth and taking care of the environment. Punarvasi consists of two bright stars, Castor and Pollux. It is symbolized by a quiver of arrows. By itself, an arrow is easily broken, but bundled together arrow are strong and unbreakable. Has to do with going on a journey or mission and coming back safely. Can store up resources. Rama was born in the Punarvasu star.
Pushya, the luckiest of the stars, is ruled by Saturn and is associated with gentleness and the nourishment of milk and of spiritual teachings. Its symbol is a cow’s udder. It is a star of enlightenment and blessings and can bring the qualities of generosity, optimism, compassion, joyfulness. Pushya can bless you to consider everyone around as if they were family and to selflessly serve them.
Ashlesha star is associated with the powerful kundalini energy. Its symbol is a coiled snake. It’s ruled by the nagas, which are half serpent and half human. Snakes can sometimes be poisonous, but on the positive side, snakes are semi-divine with great wisdom and power. There is said to be a world or loka called the celestial serpent kingdom. It is mysterious, as is the Aslesha star itself. People born under this asterism have a responsibility to learn to use power wisely. A key concept is to align yourself with the Divine will and be a clear channel of the divine energy.
Get Ready for Rahu & Ketu to Transit on August 17, 2017
Learn how Rahu & Ketu transiting may affect you on Astroved. There are general predictions based on your moon sign. You may start feeling a difference before the actual transit date. Rahu and Ketu are karmic planets that transit only once every 18 months. Naga Chaturthi and Naga Panchami will be happening on July 25 and 26. These days are good for removing snake curses. Learn more.
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.
Sunday, July16th @4:07 AM EST
8th Moon – Timeline Jumping
Kala Bhairava has the ability to dissolve repetitive negative patterns that result in procrastination, lethargy, anxiety, and lack of motivation. Kala Bhairava makes you value your time so you can make the best use of the opportunities at hand and maximize gains. Learn more.
Tuesday, July 18th @9:56 PM EST
11th Moon – Ekadasi
Honor Vishnu on this day. Vishnu is in charge of heaven. Perform the tarpanam for departed ancestors this day. Chant Om Namo Narayanaya.
Thursday, July 20th @3:43 PM EST
13th Moon – Pradosham
The 13th Moon phase is called Pradosham, a karma-removing time. On this Pradosham day, the Moon will be in Arudra, a star of compassion ruled by Rahu. This makes it an optimal day to seek forgiveness and to forgive others for wrongdoings. The day’s energies also support the elimination of karma created by acts of oppression. It has the special quality of dissolving negative debt karma. Learn more. An Interactive Fire Lab will be held.
Friday, July 21st @12:20 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.
Saturday, July 17th @8:58 AM EST
There are 3 extra powerful New Moons each year, and one of them occurs in the month of August. This is an ideal time for making ritual offerings to your ancestors, who have the power to elevate your status and bless you for success in life. AstroVed is offering POWER RITUALS ON AADI AMAVASYA 2017 here. Each New Moon is a great opportunity to get a clean slate. Enjoying your meditations on this day/night will be particularly powerful. The New Moon is a special time that provides you a great opportunity to connect with your ancestors for solving your problems. Performing the Tarpanam ritual on this day opens energy blocks, and helps you invoke the energies of your ancestors in your life for a healthy, wealthy and negativity-free life. Learn to offer tarpanam here.
Our apologies, no audios, email or blog were posted last week. Here are links to last week’s and this week’s audios:
Last week’s Meditation Audio (July 9, 2017)
Last week’s Discussion Audio (July 9, 2017)
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