At this time, there is a special equinox as it will also occur around the Full Moon which will culminate less than four hours after the equinox. There are many sacred festivals – Hinduism has Holi, the Sikhs celebrate Hola Mohalla, the Baha’i’s celebrate their new year – Naw Ruz, and the Jewish faith observes Purim. In the secular arena, March 21st is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is also a time of inner challenge, and that challenge points – highlighted by 5 weak planets, urge us all toward managing the mind and our thoughts.
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We are close to the time of the Moon’s nodes changing signs – which many call peyarchi. This change will will principally have effect in mundane conditions and events, as the two nodes, Rahu and Ketu, are said to impact the affairs of nations. Mercury changes signs, becomes debilitated, retrograde and renders an opportunity to learn. Ketu moves into conjunction with Saturn and we consider the presence of Pluto.
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The February 2019 Full Moon comes at a time when the Earth is experiencing heavy rains, storms, flash flooding, mudslides and dam breakages or overflows, causing much destruction and loss of life. It behoves us to attend to the energies surrounding us and to use our talents for the welfare of mankind instead of focussing on our troubles … Read more
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The three gunas are found in every aspect and dimension of the universe – from the elements to the different forms of life, to the foods we eat and the nature of the gods of the Hindu Trinity, the trimurthi of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The gunas also extend to the planets of Vedic Astrology.
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As the vedic year is divided into lunar months, there is a new moon each month. The period of the new moon, or dark night, is called Amavasya. Amavasya is not a time for starting new activities.
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The first lunar eclipse of the year occurs at the Moon’s ascending node in Cancer. This eclipse, visible in North and South America, the western most parts of Europe and Africa will occur on the evening of 20-21 January 2019. It will be a full lunar eclipse, which some are calling a Blood Wolf Moon. The southern half of the Moon will appear much darker than the northern half.
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Shadow planets have no mass but are known by their effects. Well known shadow planets are Rahu and Ketu, which have their different effects, particularly when all planets are located between them. There are other shadow planets, and one in particular is known as Gulika, sometimes called a “child of Saturn”, and the effect of Gulika is similar: delay and frustration. These act as a counter-weight to instant gratification.
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A partial Solar eclipse will visible in the Northeast of China, Mongolia, Japan and eastern Russia and the western most part of Alaska on 5 – 6 January, 2019. Eclipse maximum is at 11:11 am, and so the spiritual effect of the 11:11 is also considered.
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Many people say “Happy New Year” when in fact, today the Sun will conjunct Saturn and Saturn will be cazimi (in the heart of the Sun). (This will cause frustration and flare-ups. When this happens, remember to touch your inner peace. (“Today” is 2nd January 2019. )
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The December Full Moon comes close to celebration of Christmas and is even closer to the Summer Solstice event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is very rare for a full moon to occur on the same day as the Solstice. Nonetheless, the Solstice Full Moon reflects the Divine Will for all on Earth. Read more
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The November 2018 Full Moon occurs late afternoon of 23 November 2018 – in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a time of intensity and spiritual challenges. These challenges lead to the human transformation in the process we call Ascension.
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Om nityanandaya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who is the embodiment of eternal bliss.
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