Happy New Year (and all that)

Many people say “Happy New Year” when in fact, today the Sun will conjunct Saturn and Saturn will be cazimi (in the heart of the Sun). (This will cause frustration and flare-ups. When this happens, remember to touch your inner peace. (“Today” is 2nd January 2019. )

Many people say “Happy New Year”!

For Vedic Astrology, the New Year comes with entry of the new Moon into Aries, called Ugadi.

Ugadi date based on Hindu calendar in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Ugadi is the New Year (Lunar New Year) for Telugu and Kannada speaking people and it ushers in the spring season. Ugadi 2019 date is April 6. Vikari Nama Samvatsara begins on April 6, 2019. In USA, Canada and UK, it is marked on April 6. In Australia, Malaysia and Singapore it is on April 6. Ugadi (yuga and adi) means beginning of an astronomical cycle.

In ordinary speak, this is the entry of the new moon into Aries. Solar New Year (entry of the Sun into Aries) is Rama Navami.

First Month of the Year
Ugadi is also the first day of Chaitra, the first month of the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Ugadi is also known as Chadramana Ugadi or Chandramana Varsha Thodaku or Vatsara Arambha.

Vikari Nama Samvatsara begins from April 6.
Shalivahana Saka year – 1941 begins on April 6.

Ugadi has its derivation from the word ‘Yugadi’ which consists of two terms ‘Yuga’ and ‘adi,’ which respectively means ‘cycle of time’ and ‘beginning’.

There is mention of Vikari, the name of the Year.

Vikāri: The native born in the ‘Samvatsara’ of ‘Vikāri’ is extremely stubborn (obstinate), skilled or experienced in all the arts, has a tendency to collect things, a restless mind, is deceitful or cunning, has the habit of speaking too much and without purpose and does not have belief in his friends. This year (Vilambi) was men and their big mouths, and men being made subordinate to women (think, #metoo)






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