Say Goodbye to Saturn in Scorpio! Your Life Is About to Improve Big Time

Say Goodbye to Saturn in Scorpio! Your Life Is About to Improve Big Time

    We can’t wait to bid farewell to Saturn in Scorpio and its difficult effects in the last three years. In Vedic astrology, Saturn will officially move away from Scorpio on October 26—never to return to this intense sign of Mars for the next 30 years! From Sagittarius, Saturn’s effects on your life will be less dramatic and more helpful. Saturn rules old age, hard work, perseverance, service, compassion for the poor, delays in career, relationship hurdles, pressure from authorities, and fear in general. In Scorpio, Saturn was traveling in an enemy sign, bringing great emotion, a need for deep research and causing sudden losses. So Saturn was not showing its best attributes—and this affected us all, as Saturn is the slowest planet and brings many areas of our lives to a standstill. Progress was slow. Many have witnessed emotional turmoil and devastating losses during this very long transit. An exhausting replay of this planetary configuration happened between June and October, as Saturn was retrograding in Scorpio—bringing one of the most challenging times the world has ever seen. Political unrest and natural disasters were just some of the more visible effects of Saturn, and its menacing gaze on the August solar eclipse in Leo—the house of politics and leaders. If planetary alignments are signposts for upcoming events, as the sages of ancient India believed—then Saturn’s warning signs from Scorpio were terrifying.  Saturnine vibes on Leo, the Sun’s sign of creativity, wealth, power and higher knowledge have caused havoc in our private lives, too. Soon Saturn will acquire Sagittarius’ hopeful and righteous qualities, and we might collectively look skyward...
Lunar Phases and Nine Nights of the Goddess: Get Life-Changing Boons

Lunar Phases and Nine Nights of the Goddess: Get Life-Changing Boons

    If you look back to ancient India and the two epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, you might be surprised to find that women, along with innumerable Goddesses, held the highest status next to sages, kings, crown princes, and Gods. In this feminine hierarchy, the mother, the queen, the wife, the eldest sister, older women, female seers (or Rishis), goddesses and demi-goddesses in the heavens, rivers, lakes and forests, represented higher wisdom, strength, power, righteousness, beauty and devotion. Their role was to nourish, uplift and protect humanity from demons, wars, ignorance or evil. Both the human and celestial females were revered, honored and widely celebrated. Goddess power  Then, it’s no surprise that today the Goddess energy is celebrated with great fervor during nine magical nights known as Navaratri—Nava means nine, and ratri means nights. There are four to five Navaratri celebrations throughout the solar year. The most important Navaratri comes after the monsoon season, during the first nine phases of the waxing lunar cycle. This is a special Goddess festival ushering in three formidable archetypes: Durga, the warrior Goddess. Lakshmi, the wealth Goddess. Saraswati, the wisdom Goddess. These Goddesses catalyze all the existing powers of the feminine celestials. They’re archetypes of infinite power, justice, beauty, truth, victory, and wealth for all. The powers of the Goddesses of autumn Navaratri—in the Vedic month Ashwin, when the Sun enters Virgo in the constellation Uttara Phalguni—are said to bring great miracles to those who connect with Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. A host of other Goddesses with supernormal powers are believed to restore intelligence and destroy demons that hoard humanity’s gold. Moreover, the...
Vedic Venus in Leo: 3 Royal Ways to Happiness

Vedic Venus in Leo: 3 Royal Ways to Happiness

    Lately there’s been a major concentration of planetary rays in Leo or Simha. This is the natural 5th house of knowledge, wealth and drama. From September 15 to October 9, watery and feminine Venus will be in Leo, and you can nearly hear trumpets of royal lore. In fact, artistic Venus finds abundant material comforts, reverential respect and a visible spot to shine beauty and grace in the sign of the Sun. In Vedic astrology, fixed-minded Leo isn’t a good placement for Venus, the planet that oversees our fairness and happiness in relationships. Yet every planetary transit comes with some blessings and Venus here is no exception. So to discover how to make the best from this journey of the planet of love in the mansions of the Sun, here for you: three ways to gain respect, honor, luxury and applause. Royal beauty We certainly relish having gentle Venus in an area of the sky in which there’s been much heat and tension. A solar eclipse, a stern gaze of Saturn and the presence of Mars have made life difficult on earth. Emotions were stirred and the niceties of life harder to attain. Now you have a chance to dress up in royally elegant clothes and enjoy some flair and style. As a result, you might benefit in your career and love life, too. Sometimes modern life brings us hurry and chaos, and we all know what it’s like to spend long days at work and be forced to cut down on grooming and beauty routines.     As a huge contrast, images of archetypes such beautiful...
Vedic Jupiter in Libra: 3 Ways to Happiness and Wealth

Vedic Jupiter in Libra: 3 Ways to Happiness and Wealth

    In Vedic astrology, Jupiter or Guru is considered the most benevolent and luckiest celestial body. So it’s safe to say that where Jupiter goes in your birth chart, your luck follows. As it moves from Virgo to Libra—the Venusian house of relationships, social life, business partnerships, agreements and contracts—on September 11 EDT (Sept. 12 IST), Jupiter will be showering his benign influence on all the above matters, bringing you opportunities, a fulfilling, harmonious relationship or refining your taste in art and beauty. Jupiter rules higher intelligence, wisdom and expansion. Moreover, this large planet travels slowly and stays in an astrological sign for one year—a relatively long time that can bring lastingly positive change in your life. So to grow your luck factor, happiness and finances, here for you: three traditional ways to receive the blessings of Jupiter and say goodbye to worries, and work related doldrums.  1. The great merger Venus—the ruler of Libra—and Jupiter are the two universal benefics, an astrological term for positive planetary forces. In fact, even when they aren’t too well placed in one’s birth chart, they often bring gentle energy and good results. Yet these two planets don’t get along too well, because despite being the two higher teachers or Brahmins among the nine Vedic planets, they rule nearly opposite interests. Parashara, one of the ancient teachers of Vedic astrology, wrote: “Jupiter has a large body, tawny hair and tawny eyes, is phlegmatic, intelligent and learned in all the shastras [or scriptures].” Venus is “charming…excellent…is a poet, is phlegmatic and windy and has curly hair.” Libra is the natural 7th house of...
Big Shift Underway –  Sun Transits Leo

Big Shift Underway – Sun Transits Leo

Sucharita welcomed us all to the call on August 14, 2017.  She reminds us that she is here to share with us the latest and greatest teachings of Dr. Pillai.  She asks us what is behind the energy of time?  Dr. Pillai stresses the importance of knowing what the energies of the day are and how these energies can be utilized to better our lives.  These energies are called Shaktis.  The sun will be transiting into the sign of Leo in the next couple of days. The sun represents our soul and will shine light on the areas of our that need attention.  What kinds of thoughts are we taking into our mind?  Wealth, joy and abundance?  Or are we taking in lack, poverty and sadness?  Dr. Pillai has asked us all to practice the sounds of wealth so we can all claim our divine birthright.  Even if we have enough, we need to be able to keep it!  We need to continue work on our finances, relationships and health.  The sounds of “Shreem Brzee” will reconnect us with our hearts’ desires. This will energize our minds, bodies and souls.  Sept 2, 6, and 9 Dr. Pillai is offering a free series of workshops called “How to Break Through Your Financial Ceiling”  Dr. Pillai will be answering questions about karma, as well as telling us the secrets of Shreem Brzee. Learn more. The next two weeks are going to be eventful with many power dates and major planetary movements. You may already be feeling big changes and transformation in your life. Make sure to get enough rest and nourishing...