With Mars sandhi (on the borders between signs), creativity seems to be on rise and we are free to be efficient, available and effective; carpe diem (seize the day) seems to be the motto, and so we do look into the charts. This day being Gayatri Jayanti (celebration of the birth of Gayatri), we bring you some reflections on Gayatri Ma, the mother of the Gods.
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We normally do not speak of new moons, for the moon is the presiding deity of the mind and malefic whilst it is within 60° of the Sun. At this time, we are advised that there are significant challenges facing all on Earth, and as we journey from what the new moon offers to the full moon, we look to what solutions are possible and how we might utilise the planets. So the human journey to peace moves from new moon to full moon, wherein we may take up the stronger lunar energies for the good of the all.
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Among the Navagraha, Planet Saturn is most unique: not for reasons of fearing Sade Sati, Ashtama Shani, Kantaka Shani and Saturn Mahadasa or any of its gochara (transit). Planet Saturn in the only planet that has divinity in its name. Oh yes, there is Suryanarayana, but whom among the planets has “easwara” as its name? Saneswara, of course! On this festival of Shani Dev, we share the story of Shani Dev and King Vikramaditya.
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