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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Om nisakaraya namah – Salutations to the maker of the night. Moon as maker of the night is the maker of endurance, resilience and perseverance.
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In these days of the coronavirus – and threats to public health – as well as your own personal health, we need to be clear-headed about the decisions we make – particularly in the times that create stress and challenge for ourselves and for many, many other people. What is the best way for me to make important decisions at this time? How can I know I am making the right decision? What feelings will I have if I go ahead and do as I wish? What do we do with all this media information about who is right, who is wrong, is there a vaccine, should I take this or that solution? We need to use discernment, along with our common sense, and our spiritual sense. All these – together – can guide us on the path of life.
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Om taraadhishaya namah – Salutations to the one who is the First Lord of the Stars. The Moon’s haunts are places of worship of Goddess Parvati, women’s quarters, places where water is found – kitchens, toilets, customs, tanks, and herbs and plants.
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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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Om chandraya namah – Salutations to the one who is luminous – and which luminosity may be utilised for positive energy for all.
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Om Sasadharaya Namah – Salutations to the one carrying the hare. The hare is a symbol of the mind and the capacity for selflessness. The hare is also a symbol of the feminine side, and access to intuition, the inner tuition the intellect can give.
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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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Om Srimate Namah – Salutations to the one possessed of all auspiciousness. Auspiciousness is that quality of favourableness, positivity, a successful outcome.
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