Kumbh Mela 2021

paying homage to river
Paying homage to the sacred river – waving the arathi lamps
The Kumbh Mela is a major pilgrimage and festival in Hinduism.[1] It is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (Ganges-Yamuna Sarasvati rivers confluence), Haridwar (Ganges), Nashik (Godavari), and Ujjain. The festival is marked by a ritual dip in the waters, but it is also a celebration of community commerce with numerous fairs, education, religious discourses by saints, mass feedings of monks or the poor, and entertainment spectacle. The seekers believe that bathing in these rivers is a means to atonement, penance for past mistakes, and that it cleanses them of their sins. Approximately 50 and 30 million people attended the Allahabad Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 and Maha Kumbh Mela in 2013 respectively to bathe in the holy river Ganges, making them the largest peaceful gathering events in the world. In 2021 the Kumbh Mela will be held in Hardiwar.

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February: Crowded House in Capricorn

Nabassa YogaDuring the month of February 2021, there will be six (seven if we add Pluto) planets in Capricorn, making February a bit of an unbalance, lop-sided month, a month when we all have to take care to travel carefully and not run into bother, upsets and disappointment. Patience and Care of Self are the words to travel with in February 2021.

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Full Moon, January 2021

Pink MoonThe January 2020 Full Moon occurs on 28/29 January (depending on your location on our planet). The Full Moon will be in Cancer, which is the home of the Moon and thus heralds an emotional tide for the forthcoming month, strong feelings under the influence of Mars, Saturn, Sun and Venus. This dutiably influenced Moon brings both comfort and a heightened self-control in the forthcoming month, function of aspects from Sun and Saturn, and Saturn ruled nakshatras.

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Note on Makara Sankranti

Lord SuryanarayanaMakara Sankranti is celebration of the entry of the Sun into Capricorn. In India, it is the entry of the Sun, (Surya) into zodicac sign called Makara, hence, it is called Makara Sankranti. This festival marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. It is a day of celebration, the commencement of harvest, and special foods are prepared (pongal) and gifts are exchanged – sometimes, the gifting of idols to family and friends. It is important to feed people on this day, as the gifts of the Earth belong to all. Makara Sankranti 2021 date is January 14.

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Full Moon December 2020

The Vedic God RudraThe Full Moon of December 2020 brings in its wake attention from Rahu and Mercury, the transit of Pluto into Capricorn where it joins conjunct Saturn and Jupiter. The effect of Pluto on this conjunction is considered, along with aspects of the two Rahu nakshatras which the Moon occupies in the Birth Chart and the Navamsha. Annapurna Jayanti (birth of the Goddess of Food) occurs on Full Moon day, also. As this is the time of the release of higher energies to the earth at the solstice, we give one Meditation at Uluru.

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December 2020 Solar Eclipse

Solar EclipseThe unsettled energy from the 29 November eclipse follows on to the 14/15 December 2020 Total Solar Eclipse, visible in the Southern Pacific, south of South America and the Southern Atlantic oceans, reaching over to the edge of South Africa. Small parts of South Africa will see a partial solar eclipse. This eclipse takes place in Scorpio, the sign of transformation. We may anticipate transformation will come to us and our nations, leading toward the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

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Words about a time of debilitation, retrograde and self-care

debilitationDebilitation: The depletion or sapping of strength or energy: attenuation, depletion, devitalization, enervation, enfeeblement, impoverishment. As we have three debilitated planets at this time, along with significant transits of some planets, a word may help you understanding yours and other’s behaviours.

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Saturn Jupiter Great Conjunction

Saturn-JupiterMany are making claims about the time of the Solstice on December 21; it is the time of the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest outer planets in our solar system. After December 2020, the world will enter into 20-year Aquarian era, with the Saturn Jupiter Great Conjunction at first degree of Aquarius.

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Full Moon October 2020

Full Moon October 2020Ashwina Adhika Purnima tells that the October Full Moon occurs within the extra month that the Vedic calendar inserts from time to time. This Adhika Masam is from September 18, 2020 to October 16, 2020 as per North Indian Calendar. This Adhika Month is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Full Moon (Purnima) is for both Ashwina and Adhika months.

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Advice received about ‘Emergency Meditations’

Flower of LifeA call has been sent out to followers of a discipline connected to Flower of Life to take up ’emergency meditations’ due conjunctions and aspects between certain planets. The planets are perceived as troublesome in nature, and thus, need to be ‘appeased’ and the Earth must be ‘protected’ by ’emergency meditation’ using the Flower of Life. As we are Vedic astrologers, we will have a ‘glance’ at these claims, a small, vedanga-in-nature (limb of the vedas) glance (drishti) as we look to these planets.

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Full Moon, September 2020

Varuna - deity of Shatabishak

While the Full Moon for September comes on 2nd of September, it is followed by some very positive events, quite possibly creating a situation which gives the world the news it wants to hear. The Moon will be in Shatabishak nakshatra, which has many benefits.

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Full Moon August 2020

Sturgeon MoonFor those who live in the northern hemisphere, August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain (North America) were most readily caught during this part of summer. Away from the fish and on to concerns of this day and age, the madding crowd with their empty fears and similar noises can give us much to worry about. However, the planets stand ready for you to take up their energy for positive effect and turn this world around.

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Triptych of Eclipses (Third Part)

eclipsed moonOver the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have experienced three eclipses. The first, on 5-6 June was a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. The second eclipse – on June 21st, was an annular solar eclipse which began in Africa and ended over the Pacific Ocean. The third eclipse of 4-5 July – a penumbral lunar eclipse – will be seen over most of Africa, most of North and South America and Antarctica.

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Triptych of Eclipses (Second Part)

The moon covers the sun in a rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse as seen from the southern Indian city of Dindigul in Tamil NaduOver the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have three eclipses. The first – on 5-6 June was a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. There will be an annular solar eclipse on June 21 which will start in Africa and finish over the Pacific Ocean. The third eclipse of 4-5 July will sighted over most of Africa, most of north and south America and Antartica.

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