June Solstice, 2017

Each year is divided into two halves, known as ayana. Uttarayana begins on the day of the (winter or summer) solstice, normally December 21, when the sun begins its apparent northward journey. Dakshinayana begins on the first day of the (summer or winter) solstice, normally June 21, marking the sun’s southward movement. (Which solstice – summer or winter – depends if one lives above or below the Earth’s equator!)

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Shani Jayanti 2017

In year 2017 (1939 Hemalambi) Shani Jayanti is marked on Thursday 25 May 2017. Shani Jayanti is marked as birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani is son of Lord Surya and rules planet Saturn and Saturdays. It is believed that Lord Shani believes in fair justice and if appeased blesses His devotee with good luck and fortune. People, who don’t have blessing of Lord Shani, toil for years without getting any reward for their hard work in life. In this message on 2017 day of Shani Jayanti, we bring Sanaischarashtakam and Shani stotra (Dashrath krut).

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The Opposites of the Now: mid-late May 2017

Planetary positions during mid-to-late-May 2017 suggest some may be experiencing tiredness, susceptibility to ailments, fatigue, and the common cold or similar ill. One is generally flat of energy, waking up tired. These are times of Ascension and the emergent 5th Dimension. In this reflection we look to the effects of the planets (they disperse energy and light), the darknesses experienced by some and the characteristics of the 5th Dimension. Inner self discipline is recommended to pass through this time of opposites and challenges.

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Narasimha Jayanthi

Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is popularly known as ‘man-lion’ or ‘half man – half lion’ incarnation. In 2017, the date of Narasimha Jayanthi is May 9. The main aim of the Narasimha incarnation was to end the tyranny of Hiranyakashipu and restore the path of Dharma, righteousness. Prahlada the young son of Hiranyakashipu and an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu paved the way for the removal of opposition to righteousness, adharma. Here, we bring you both a short narrative and the long narrative of Prahlad, the devotee, and two stotrams to Narasimha, the second composed by Lord Sanischara.

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Prajapathi Peyarchi: The Transit of Uranus

UranusOn April 7, 2017, Uranus will enter the constellation of Aries. During 2016, Uranus was in Aries until December 29 when it retrograded into Pisces for four months. It is now in Aries until June 2015. In Vedic Astrology, planets have planetary deities, and the deity for Uranus is Prajapathi, the world creator. So we may speak of the transit (peyarchi) of Uranus (Prajapathi) to the sign of Aries.

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2017 Autumnal Equinox

The March Equinox occurs on March 20th, 2017 at 21:29 hours in the late evening. If you live below the Equator, this will be the Autumnal Equinox; if you live above the Equator, then you will welcome the Spring Equinox. This equinox comes at a time when there is much energy astir on the Earth. The future of humanity rests in the hands and minds of those would create a future of peace, harmony, co-operation and mutual understanding.

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Annular Solar Eclipse 26 February 2017


An annular solar eclipse will occur on February 26, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring).

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Abhijit, February 2017


Abhijit Nakshatra (intercalary) features in the panchang – calendar on February 24, 2017 (Friday) at times suited to your location. For example, in Cairo, Egypt, Abhijit Nakshatra starts on February 23, 2017 (Thursday) at 20:44 amd ends on February 24, 2017 (Friday) at 04:40. At another locatit begins at 05:44am, early morning. We recommend checking your local time here.

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, February 2017

We have the first set of Eclipses in 2017 when a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be on Feb 10 or Feb 11 depending upon where you live. The Annular Solar Eclipse will be on February 26th. As the Moon is the presiding deity of the mind, care must be taken with respect to decisions during the time of eclipse.

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Looking at Thunderstorm Asthma

Recently in Melbourne, Australia, on what was the then hottest day of the year in November, the stifling heat was terminated with a thunderstorm and and sudden, fast winds of up to 91 kilometres per hour. What followed was 8,500 cases of asthma and nine deaths from the ‘thunderstorm asthma’ effect. Heavy rain caused rye grass pollen to absorb moisture and burst, dispersing smaller particles that became trapped in people’s lungs.

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The Nation’s Karma: The President

The Inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States is the commencement of his term of office. We take the inauguration chart, and compare to Trump’s personal chart to see how Trump will lead the nation through the forthcoming four years. Vedic astrology is first an account of time, events and karma being experienced. Here, we look to the karma indicated by houses, planets and signs and make some observations.
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Sunrise at Uluru: Alcheringa and Astrology of 2017

In Vedic Astrology, the day begins when the Sun rises. (A day is counted from sunrise-to-sunrise.) Looking to this sunrise of 1st of January 2017, we go to the heart, the Heart of our Planet – Uluru, the mysterious monolith, which, we have been informed by the Angelic Realms, is now the Heart Chakra of our planet. So from this region sacred unto all humanity – as well as the indigenous peoples – we look to see what the planets and nakshatras offer for us 2017.

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