108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #11



Om Anantaya Namaha, Salutations to the One who is immortal and has no end. The outer Sun is the significator of the inner sun within the human. The inner sun also shares this quality of anantha, for man is not new; man is one who has been born in order that he or she not be born again! True humanness seeks sat, chit, ananda: being, awareness and eternal bliss.

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The Roles of Hanuman

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On this occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi (birth of Hanuman) it is recalled that Hanuman played an important role in the story of Lord Rama and the destruction of evil represented by the demon king Ravana. Hanuman also has another dimension, that of a divine, a divinity, a star-being who had a role of protector of the Earth over 800 million years ago. He is also of the extinct race of Vanara who donated DNA to the being that eventually went on to become the human. In this wise, we look to ancient stories of Hanuman, and the workings of the Mystery School with its revelations from Jalarm the Atlantean, who gave much information about mankind’s past.

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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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108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #7



Om Adibhutaya Namaha, Salutations to the One who has taken form first. The Sun, self-effulgent, radiating light it partakes from the Central Sun of all the Universes, lokas. The Sun is a fragment of the Central Sun of all Universes, and thus, radiates the life-force of all to all, without fear or favour. The Vedas are the first that arise and the cause of light being perceived.

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108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #2



Om Saranaya Namaha, Salutations to the Refuge. The Sun, self-effulgent, radiating light and heat along a perennial, eternal path of righteousness, reflecting the eternal order of the Universe. The Sun is a fragment of the Central Sun of all Universes, and thus, radiates the life-force of all to all, without fear or favour. The Sun God grants refuge to all who seek refuge.

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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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The Moon and Maha Shivarathri


Maha Shivaratri, is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva and is popularly known as the night of Shiva. Maha Shivaratri date for 2017 is Friday, February 24. In Panchangs and Hindu calendars followed in Australia, United States, United Kingdom (Britain) and Canada, Shivaratri is marked on February 24. This holy night of Shiva is observed on the night before ‘amavasya’ (no moon night) in the Hindu month of Phalguna (February – March) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is the night before Magha Amavasya.

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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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