Planet Shifts February 12 – 18 2019

Mars conjoins Uranus in Ashwini Nakshatra on February 13, 2019 at 1:19 am EST.  This is a good aspect for energizing and balancing chakras, working with kundalini and for all types of energetic healing remedies. It is especially good for doing work on the solar plexus chakra which is ruled … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts February 4 – 11, 2019

Mars enters Ashwini Nakshatra on February 5, 2019 at 13:18 EST for 20 days.  Mars enters his own domicile of Aries (sidereal Lahiri) when he enters Ashwini. Thus Mars’s strength increases and he becomes the transiting awake lord of the houses he rules in your chart, making it easier to … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts January 5 – 13, 2019

Pluto enters Uttara Ashada Nakshatra on January 6, 2019 at 6:11 am EST where it will be for most of 2019, except for Sep 7 – Oct 28 when he retrogrades back into Purva Ashada and stations direct there. Purva & Uttara Ashada are a nakshatra pair. They translate to … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts November 29 – December 6, 2018

Venus opposes Uranus on Nov 30, 2018 at 9:12 PM EST (Venus/Chitra Uranus/Ashwini) Venus is the planet of the senses, desires, pleasures, and happiness. Venus is the teacher of the Asuras (not Gods). Uranus is the planet of change, innovation, awakening to what lies beyond the agreed upon Saturnian reality … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts October 24 – 31, 2018

October 24, 2018 at 2:02 am EDT Sun enters Swati Nakshatra for 13 days.  The Sun is the natural karaka (significator or indicator) for Atman; the divine source within. It represents vitality and creativity. In Swati Nakshatra the Sun’s creativity is aroused through the arts, literature and music. Saraswati, the Goddess … Continue reading →

Lunar Cycle of October 8 – November 6, 2018

The New Moon occurs at 11:47 PM EDT on October 8, 2018. New Moons in general are a great time for starting new projects, initiating good habits into your life, and new beginnings of any kind. However, since the Moon is dark, combust and invisible when New, it is not … Continue reading →

Nakshatra (Panchanga)

The Nakshatras are the 13°20’ asterisms that divide the zodiac into twenty-seven segments, often called the Lunar Mansions. The Panchanga will list the Nakshatra that the Moon is in at the start of the day and give the time it enters the next Nakshatra. We must pay attention to the … Continue reading →

Gandanta

What is Gandanta?  Gandanta is a Sanskrit word that is derived from gaNDa meaning bubble, joint, spot, knot and anta meaning end, termination, dividing line. In Vedic Astrology, we take this to mean the knot at the dividing line. This bubble or knot at the dividing line occurs between water … Continue reading →