Seeking Harmony in the New Year

Seeking Harmony in the New Year

Dear Soul,   At the beginning of the New Year, as with all new beginnings, I bring to mind this beautiful Sanskrit chant for peace and well-being, from the Vedic texts.        Surya Namaskar Mantras    Om Sarve Bhavantu SukhinahSarve Santu NiraamayaahSarve Bhadraanni...
Honouring the Sun: Surya Mantras

Honouring the Sun: Surya Mantras

Dear Soul,   The solar eclipse that occurs today, December 14, 2020, is one of two eclipses during this year that have closely aligned with the summer and winter solstices. Tremendous spiritual significance is being attributed to this year’s eclipses, especially...
The Sanctuary Within

The Sanctuary Within

The Moon in Vedic Astrology is representative of the mind or the ‘manomaya kosha’, one of the five sheaths or layers of Being. The full moon that occured on November 30th this year held much spiritual significance, and the time around this full moon is an...
Diwali: Lighting the Lamp of Wisdom

Diwali: Lighting the Lamp of Wisdom

Dear Soul, We approach the joyous weekend of Diwali, the festival of lights that marks the New Moon in the lunar month of Karthik according to the Vedic lunar calendar. This is a special time to create the intention for a resurgence of wisdom, wellness and prosperity...
Goddess Worship & Navaraatri

Goddess Worship & Navaraatri

During the sacred days of Navaraatri – the nine nights of Goddess worship observed in the Vedic & Yogic traditions – the Divine Mother is worshipped in different forms, each signifiying an aspect or quality that represents the transformation necessary...
Lessons from the Shadow: Ketu in Transit

Lessons from the Shadow: Ketu in Transit

Over the next eighteen months, Ketu, the south node of the Moon, transits the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Ketu is the shadow force that brings a contraction of belief systems, one-pointed focus, as well as the transcendence of the physical to contemplate and know the...