In the days of yesteryear, Vega was the pole star, and Abhijit nakshatra was counted among the nakshatras for both electional astrology and timing of events. In this month, the Moon will formally transit Abhijit on 27 November.
This coming Full Moon on 9 September is one of three "super" moons in a row. Perhaps these full (super) Moons salute the three gods of Hinduism, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara! As the Hierarchy – in the messages of Cosmic Sai Baba, Jalarm and Alcheringa – tell that group meditation for World Peace is particularly effective on full moon days, we offer a reflection on this coming "full moon" and the astrological significance surrounding this.
At the end of this month (July 2014) we will see the Moon will move into Virgo joining Rahu in Virgo for the first time in eighteen years. Some suggest this is a time when we may see hysteria emerge, for Rahu - smoky shadow planet - clouds the Moon, and perhaps, ever surging towards new horizons, clouds discrimination. We look to the various dimensions of Rahu conjunct Moon in Virgo, where Rahu will remain for the next 18 months.
The great palaeontologist Teilhard de Chardin commenced his Mass on the World with "Since once again, Lord—though this time not in the forests of the Aisne". So once again, it behooves jyothishas' to pay some attention to the Cousins – those who practice and follow western (tropical) astrology. Some western astrological websites are expecting major world events with the Cardinal Grand Cross occurring April 20-24th with Mars squaring Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter and then the oppositions between Jupiter and Pluto and Mars and Uranus. With respect to our astrological cousins, we look to this matter as it is a period straddled by two eclipses: the lunar eclipse of 14 April and the solar eclipse of April 29.
Many years ago, perhaps in the early days of awakening in the New Age movement, the times of the 11-11 portal openings, many seers and visionaries were reporting that a time of three days of darkness was to come; there would be no light, no electricity, and humanity would be living in darkness. As most of humanity would be in ignorance of this, this was expected to be a time of terror and extreme reactions by persons unable to cope with such a catastrophe, as some would call this. It is now understood that in the last three months, this "wall of darkness" has occluded the light, and darkened the inner light to some extent in the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual domains of the person.
The Solar New Year begins when the Sun enters the sign of Aries in the zodiac. This is a traditional time when one casts a kundli or birth chart for the nation in order that one might ascertain what is ahead for that country in the forthcoming year. Other jyotisha may use the annual varshapaal chart; using the entry of the Sun, Lord Surya, into Aries is also taken as well-established. In this note about the Solar New Year, we would speak of the role of the outer sun and the inner sun in our lives, the placement of the Sun for the coming year and its relation to the Fourth (and other dimensions) and the story of Hanuman swallowing the Sun. The Sun then gives the gift of the Vedas to Hanuman.
Mid April of 2004 is a time when the Solar New Year is immediately followed by a lunar eclipse; 14 days later there will be a solar eclipse. The day of the lunar eclipse is also the festival of Hanuman - the first Star-being who over-sighted this planet (and cared for it) and also the Varnara who served Lord Rama, the one who loved God the most. Between these eclipses, the Cardinal Grand Cross will occur in the heavens. These are significant events accompanying the return of the 4th Dimension. In this post, we will take a look at the importance of this Solar New Year, the significance of Hanuman immediately following, and give some astrological observations about eclipses.
Let us be protected by Budha,
Who holds a book in his hand,
Who shines with Kumkuma (saffron),
Who wears yellow silk,
And who wears yellow garland.
Katim cha pathu may soumya, siro desam budhasthadha,
Nethra jnanamaya pathu, srothre pathu nisa priya.
Let him who is peaceful protect my hip,
Let my head and surroundings be protected by Budha,
Let my eyes be protected by the one who is engulfed in knowledge,
Let my ears be protected by him who loves night.
Let my sense of smell be protected he who likes scents,
Let my tongue be protected by he who likes knowledge,
Let my neck be protected by the knowledgeable one,
Let my arms be protected by he who is decorated by books.
Let my knee be protected by he who belongs to Rohini,
Let my calf be protected by he who knows everything,
Let my feet be protected by he who is expert teacher,
And let all the rest of me be protected by he who is peaceful.
This Armour which is holy,
Destroys all sins committed,
Cures all types of diseases,
And is the panacea for all sorrow.
Ayur aroghya subhadham, puthra pouthra prabhardhanam,
Ya padeth srunuyath vapi sarvathra vijayee bhaveth.
It blesses one with long healthy life,
Increases sons and grand sons,
And those who read or hear it,
Would be victorious everywhere.
Ithi Sri Brahma Vaivartha Purane Budha Kavacham Sampoornam Thus ends the armour of Mercury which occurs in Brahma Vaivartha purana.
While the fourth dimension is not radically different – to all appearances – to the existing third dimension, these two dimensions are actually merging now, as we speak. We look to the role of Budha – the Planet Mercury in the fourth dimension.
Saptami Tithi is dedicated to Lord Surya. Shukla Paksha Saptami in Magha month is known as Ratha Saptami or Magha Saptami. It is believed that Lord Surya – The Sun – started enlightening the whole world on Ratha Saptami day which was considered as birthday of Surya, the Sun God. Hence this day is also known as Surya Jayanti, the Birth Day of The Sun.
In the Vedic view, there is an intimate connection between the Moon and the mind and between the Sun and the eye.
Gratitude is the most fundamental virtue of man. People while performing Suryanamaskaras, extol the Sun god in various ways. One of them is Kritaghnaghnaya Namah (salutations to the one who punishes the ungrateful). The effulgence of the Sun god is present in our eyes in a subtle form. Chandrama Manaso Jataha Chaksho Suryo Ajayata (the moon was born out of the mind and the sun out of the eyes of the Supreme Being). It is said that the Sun god withdraws his effulgence from the eyes of the ungrateful.
There have been a lot of questions about Rahu from visitors to this site, so we will attempt to answer a few of these as best we can from the perspective of Rahu as a karmic dispositor, and therefore, a spiritual agent of human evolution and return to source. Junk DNA and Rahu have a lot to do with this, as we shall discover.
The myth behind the shadow planet Rahu speaks of the Asura Swabhanu, who was a dragon. He was sundered – cut apart – after the churning of the Ocean of Milk, wherein the last gift was amrita, the nectar of immortality, which Rahu obtained by subterfuge. So the DNA image here – the twisting strands that hold the key to the building blocks of our life somewhat resemble the whole, Swabhanu the demon, sundered in two.
The Sun is superior among all the planets, and he becomes pleased with whoever reveres him consistently. Among the planets, he is God incarnate in solar form. Those who regularly and devotedly remember the Sun lose all their worries, disease and poverty, for unwavering worship of the Sun destroys all obstructions and fulfils all cherished desires. The Sun is the embodiment of Divine Love.
The Planet Mars – sometimes known in Vedic Astrology as Mangala or Kuja, is son of the Earth, and is a focus of energy or shakti of the Earth. Mars is said to be of a fiery nature, and has the Vedic fire god Agni as its ruling deity. The mythological tales of the Puranas gives the son of Lord Shiva, Karthikeya (also known as Skanda, Murugan, Subramaniam) as the deity behind Planet Mars. What then is the purpose of these deities and how do they contribute to the light and energies that emanate from Mars?
One of the names of the Creative Source of All is kalatheethaya; Lord of Time. The Creative source of All dispenses energy to our solar system, and via our sun, dispenses magnetic solar energy to all the planets. The planet that rules the progress of time in the action (and seemingly, inaction) of human life is Planet Saturn. Saturn rules time; Saturn freezes, stalls, stiffens, desiccates, delays, and retards.
This is the 9th day of the Navaratri celebrations – and the final day of celebration: the day is called Vijaya Dasami, the Day of Victory; it celebrates the victory of Mother Durga against the force of evil. Sai Baba has told that the nine nights of Navaratri refer to the nine planets – so in this festival the forces of the planets are invoked to remind mankind that they should cultivate noble qualities by engaging themselves in activities beneficial to one’s own self and society.
Sai Baba of Puttaparthi went on to say that each planet has its own significance. However, these planets are not outside, they are within. This refers to the cosmic energies of the planets within, which are like our solar system, forces circumambulating the Sol (outer sun) – and within, these same forces are circumambulating the Soul (inner sun). The colour for the 9th and victorious day of Navaratri is PEACOCK GREEN so we scribe in Peacock Green for this 9th day of Navaratri.
This is the 6th day of the Navaratri celebrations (which are held for nine nights). All festivals are meant to remind mankind that they should cultivate noble qualities by engaging themselves in activities beneficial to one’s own self and society. Sai Baba has told that Navaratri, the nine nights, represents the Nine Planets.
Each planet has its own particular influence upon us and its own significance. Sai Baba said that these planets are not outside, they are within, as universal forces disposing energy as we go on our life path. For Navaratri, we take up an opportunity to examine the energies of the planets within, and examine how the Divine Mother is related to these energies. On this 6th day of Navaratri we will look to the planet Venus, and examine Saraswathi, as this is the day of the main Saraswathi puja during Navaratri. The colour for the 6th day of Navaratri is GREEN, so we scribe in GREEN for this 6th day of Navaratri.
Today is the first day of the Navaratri celebrations which are held for nine days (Nava Rathrulu). All festivals are meant to remind mankind that they should cultivate noble qualities by engaging themselves in activities beneficial to one’s own self and society. Sai Baba made reference to Navaratri and the Nine Planets:
As part of Navaratri celebrations, people worship different forms of divinity. You should develop sacred feelings and experience divinity. What is the inner meaning of Navaratri celebrations? These nine nights represent nine planets. Each planet has its own significance. However, these planets are not outside, they are within. If your feelings are impure and unsacred, the result also will be the same. You are responsible for the good and bad you think and experience.
As the nine nights represent the nine planets, we will be having a planetary celebration of Navaratri with an account of one of the planets for each of the nine nights. The first planet is The Sun. The colour for the first day of Navaratri is ORANGE, so we will write in Orange for this first day’s observance of Navaratri.
The Sun is called ‘Sol’ in many languages; its rays and energy are of a solar nature. It is not without coincidence the Sun, Sol, has the same name for Soul; the name is the same, the spelling is slightly different. The Sun in Vedic Astrology signifies the incarnating soul. It is said to represent the personality, the ego, the Self.
Rahu presents many challenges to us as it is the repository of energies and stored desires within. We may easily be driven by the ego and its wants, our desires and felt needs to be included, valued, wanted and needed in the station in life that we feel we belong. These are subtle energies within driven by the pull of energies allocated to Rahu to manage and expend in our daily lives.
There are many challenges presented by Rahu, which, when met face on, can bring us to a higher knowing and understanding of the purposes of our lives, and how we might best live as human beings with dignity, self respect and self-control. The desires presented by the action of Rahu are met by the practice of ceiling on desires.
In many posts on this website, we have given explanation of the planets as luminaries, as they reflect the light of our Sun of our solar system, and the energies passing through the Sun. The planets cast influences from the Galactic Sun to all parts of our lives. We have also illustrated these are times of transition to the 4th and 5th Dimensions. The transition to the 4th and 5th Dimensions are given by energies coming from the Central Sun of all Universes, the Creative Source of All. The planets perform their natural luminous function and pass on these energies, and our recent messages here have highlighted aspects of this activity and its influence on human affairs and activities with an astrological theme. We turn now to examine Saturn, Rahu and Venus in the 7th House and look more closely into these influences.
At the beginning of September, Venus was in debilitation in Virgo, its place of fall, – a place of inability to deliver or reflect energies from the Sun. In early September Venus moved to Libra, a sign it is Lord of. This is Venus’s own sign. There have been positive comments from some astrologers about this, but we have held a doubt, as Venus is conjunct Saturn and Rahu. Saturn is exalted in Libra, and Rahu simply multiplies of the energy of Saturn. (Keep in mind that Saturn is seven times stronger than the Sun.) As Saturn and Rahu are natural malefic planets, Venus is afflicted and turns malefic while conjunct Saturn and Rahu. Although Saturn is friendly to Venus, Rahu treats Venus as an enemy.
The result of this influence of an exalted Saturn, multiplied by Rahu is a destruction of Venus’s ability to deliver contentment and harmonious relations. Venus continues to deliver energy, but the energy now has a malefic cast. Where Venus normally casts an influence of amorous activity, festivities, song and dance, these now turn to hostility, finger-pointing, accusations, suspicion and scorn. Libra is the natural 7th house, which rules – among other things – destruction of power, overthrow of enemy. Being the 8th from the 12th, it also rules fines, courthouses and pleadings, and the death of enemies. These are times of where nations are finely balanced between peace and intervention, civil disharmony and hostilities between groups within borders and across borders. The planetary influences might tip the balance. What are the remedies of such a unstable and perilous situation, what may we humans do about such influences? Are ants on the sands of the shores of an uncertain future? On this day, a message of opportunity – opportunity for making a better choice by the human race as a whole was received.
Here, we introduce the beings over-sighting our Universe, and all Universes. There are the Angelic Realms, wherein exist the Angels and the Hierarchy … a group of spirit beings which oversight activities in all the Universes, and the subtle universe, imperceptible to human knowing. Among the Hierarchy are Sanat Kumar, Alcheringa, Cosmic Sai Baba, the Ascended Masters Sananda, St Germain, El Morya, Kumthi, Seraphis Bey and many others. Yalarm – spelled Jalarm – is also a member of this Hierarchy and in recent times, has been giving account of the origins of human life on this planet and a history of this planet in The Mystery School.
Yalarm has given a message … from the Angelic Realms, where the Hierarchy reside. The number 666 is said to be evil. It is not; it is related to the movement of stars and planets, and in particular, the planet Venus. Yalarm goes on to describe how planetary influences impact on human affairs. The Humans are enchristed with the Crystal Energy; a work that was done with the majesty and collaboration with the Creative Source of All. At this time – a very serious time on planet Earth, – this planet is very susceptible to influences. Humans have a choice and it is up to them how they will use the energy of this influence. Read more of this message from the Angelic Realms and the Hierarchy, as given by Yalarm. (Click the “more” tag below…)