Over 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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Om satpataye namah – Salutations to the One who is the Lord of truth. The Moon is the presiding deity of the mind; the Moon as Lord of Truth sees and fosters truth everywhere. Truth exists within the human as a guide to action. However, what is seen reflects the seer; much effort must be put in place – with integrity and purity – for the seer to be both the actor on the stage and the messenger of Truth.
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Over 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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Over the period of one month from June 5th to July 5th, 2020, we will have three eclipses. The first – on 5-6 June is a penumbral lunar eclipse visible over all of Africa, Europe, South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. There is 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 Antarctica. We will consider these eclipses as a Triptych, a three-panel-artwork, over three entries.
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Gayatri Jayanti celebrates the manifestation of Goddess Gayatri, who is worshipped as Veda Mata (The Mother of Vedas). In 2020, the date of Gayatri Jayanti is June 1. Scholars also indicate that Sage Vishwamitra first uttered the Gayatri Mantra on the Jyeshtha Shukla Dashami day. And this day is observed as Gayatri Jayanti day.
Gayatri is a universal prayer that is addressed to the immanent and transcendent divine. The Gayatri Mantra is sacred and is considered the mother of the Vedas. It is non-denominational and can be chanted by anyone to illumine the intellect. It can be chanted upon waking, before the midday meal and in the evening – alone or in the company of the goodly and Godly.
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Since our last iteration, Coronavirus has continued as a plague on human life on several continents, and there is (curently) social disruption about the value of human life and which lives matter, in one nation. In March of 2020, the Covid-19 aggregated 3015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe. While many may secretly harbour a fantasy that we might be free of this contagion by name coronavirus, the planets indicate patience and perseverance.
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Shani Jayanti is marked as the birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani is son of Lord Surya (the Sun) and rules planet Saturn and weekday Saturday. Shani is the only planet addressed as “divinity” with easwara (God, Lord) in its name. On this occasion of Sharvari Shani Jayanti, we bring you A Hymn to Shani as a Remover of Trouble.
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Hanuman is the immortal devotee; it is well known that Lord Rama granted immortality to Hanuman and told, “Wherever the Ramayana is chanted, there, you may be present!” Here, we take up narrative between Hanuman and Ravana, and one story about Shiva taking birth as Hanuman.
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Once again we write from lockdown, where the (worldwide) total confirmed cases of Coronavirus is 3,567,001 (up from 95,000 in March 2020), with 50,056 persons critical and intensive care, and we note – with humility – total deceased at 248,312 persons. In March of 2020, the totals were 3015 deaths in China and 267 deaths across the globe. Life is change. One great teacher of humanity says that “Life thrives on Death“. Many observers tell that we cannot and will not go back to life as it was before. Much has changed, more is to come. Here, we look to the Full Moon and the planets for the approaching time.
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A pink supermoon greets this time of full moon. We are in times of coronavirus, and the planets indicate restriction, lockdown, curfew, social distancing; all this. Yet, other planets deliver energy that we must learn to manage. We can do best when we chant – internally – “I am the light; I am the love, I am the truth, I AM!
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On this day, in these times of Coronavirus, an important transit has occurred: Jupiter has moved from Sagittarius to Capricorn, which will have significant impact on how this virus is progressing worldwide. Jupiter is a multiplier, an expander; we will see a conjunction which will build resilience, and Jupiter will EXPAND THAT RESILIENCE.
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At this time of Full Moon in March 2020, the great ‘fear mongering show’ abound the Earth as some claim pandemic, others engage in panic buying of canned good and toilet paper, and so many expose the state of their minds. Whom will the coronavirus strike next? Here, the planets offer some relief, especially for those who seek peace within.
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