Rahu-Ketu, Kundalini & Goddesses!

Rahu-Ketu, Kundalini & Goddesses!

  Sucharita greeted us this morning July 23, 2017, by reminding us why we gather together each week on Sundays With Sucharita calls.  We are here to understand what the time shaktis or energies of the day are so we can take advantage of them using the tools of Dr. Pillai.  She says that we must move our kundalini (the yogic life force that is held to lie coiled at the base of the spine until it is aroused and sent to the head to trigger enlightenment) up our spine from the base of our spine (muladara) to the crown chakra.  When we see pictures in Hindu mythology of a five headed snake, that represents the five senses.  The senses will make us to want many desires that sidetrack us from our spiritual path.  The rising of the kundalini will help us to select from our soul the things that are good for us.  We must learn to listen to our higher selves, because that is the Divine speaking to us. This will clean up our lives like a tornado coming through our spiritual homes! This is not a one-time event, it is a continual process of speaking to the Divine within, constantly cleaning up the messes we make!  We are here on Sundays because that is the day of the Sun and the Sun represents our soul.  The sun will shine light on the areas of our lives that need to be paid attention to.  Last week Sun entered Cancer from Gemini.  Cancer will activate the moon or the mother in our lives.  This may cause confusion in...
The Truth Shall Set you Free!

The Truth Shall Set you Free!

The Sun represents our soul and Sunday is the day for our soul to set the trajectory for the coming week!  If we feel overwhelmed and out of control at this time of the year, we must turn inside to connect with the Divine.  As the Sun has entered into Capricorn, it’s going to bring to our attention our true purpose (dharma) in our lives. Try to stay away from the news being broadcast on TV, papers and internet.  This news has been filtered by a certain point of view, and usually it’s not a positive slant! Negativity clouds our perception of our true purpose. Dr. Pillai says that even the gods in the heavens are competing with each other!  As above, so below.  Whatever is going on earth plane is all a play of consciousness. All of us are watching the play from our own ego perspective, so everyone sees things differently! Once we see that we are all one, we may see things clearly from the highest point of view. Dr. Pillai is giving us the tools to be able to advance ourselves on the spiritual path, so we can see through the drama, identify with our Highest Self and attain our highest purpose.  We ask ourselves “what are we doing here?  Are we an experiment in the experience of being human?”  If we can transcend the earthly drama, we will look at the lessons we are learning from a different perspective, from a spiritual perspective and we will see the Truth.  This Truth will set you free! Dr. Pillai is opening a temple for Karuppaswamy today...

Sun in Virgo – Cleaning Up, Moving on Up

The Sun is a star with a tremendous amount of light and intelligence. In Vedic Astrology, Sun symbolizes your soul, activity, the king, and your father. From September 16th through October 16th, 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 symbolizes purity and love of the Goddess energy. Grains are the staff of life, which show us that Virgo energy includes being in touch with how to survive. Light is higher consciousness. Sun in Virgo is going to give you the energy to pay attention to and take action to perfect the practical details of life. Jupiter is also transiting Virgo, bringing wisdom and blessings into the process. Virgo brings in energies of striving for perfection, managing the details, doing service, health, purification, and impeccability. It can give you a strong mind to remember facts and details. Logical thinking including analyzing and criticizing, and technical knowledge thrive here. Another important theme for Virgo is perfection through purification. Be careful not to go into worry or excessive criticism. Embrace your intelligence and skills. Virgo reminds us that deep within matter is pure Divine energy. Virgo is associated with Goddess energy, including siddhi (supernatural) powers. The powerful 9 Nights of the Goddess, or Navaratri, will be bringing in a flood of Goddess energy beginning October 1st. Virgo is the natural 6th house...

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...