Vedic New Year – April 2019

The Vedic New Year starts with the New Moon in Pisces, when the Sun is in Pisces. The nature of the year changes, the planet ruling the year will also change. Climate change is upon us – driving many unpleasant consequences of the excesses of the Age of Iron (Kali Yuga). Where ISIS has been defeated and eradicated, extremism and Islamophobia still fill pockets of social media, and this also will change.

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Full Moon – March 2019

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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Inner and Outer Planets – A Time of Changes …

Ketu-RahuWe 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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Full Moon February 2019

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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Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse 20-21 January

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 Planet – Gulika



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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