Insight & Wisdom from Vedic Astrology

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Honouring Our Ancestors

We live our lives unaware of the memories we carry from those who lived before us in a hugely different world, and from whom we inherit the subtlest of traits.

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Mars in Aries

In Vedic Astrology, Mars is often associated with Lord Hanuman – great devotee of Sri Rama. The warrior energy of Mars or ‘Mangal’ is commonly experienced by us as the emotion of anger.

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Full Moon in Shraavana

The Full Moon in ‘Shraavana’ is a day of festivity, worship and the honouring of many bonds of relationship in this life. It is also celebrated as ‘Raksha Bandhan’.

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The Gayatri Mantra & Surya (the Sun)

The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most ancient and revered Mantras that is taught within the Vedic and Yoga traditions. It originates in the Rig Veda, and is a powerful spiritual tool for accessing wisdom and higher levels of intelligence.

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Jupiter & Sri Ganesha

Over the past few months, we have been witnessing the transit of Jupiter – Great Teacher – between its own sign Sagittarius and its place of debilitation in Capricorn.

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Venus & Sri Lakshmi

In Vedic Astrology, the planet Venus (Shukra) is often associated with the deity Goddess Lakshmi. The word ‘Lakshmi’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Laksha’, which means to perceive, it also means ‘aim’ or ‘goal’.

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Knowing

Guru Poornima is the day honouring the wisdom of the Guru. In the Vedic tradition, the Full Moon in the month of July is dedicated to the Guru, the Teacher – one who dispels ignorance and lights the lamp of wisdom within the awareness of the disciple.

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Full Moon in Jyeshtha

The time around a full moon is especially important from an astrological view. The Moon rules over our mind and emotions, and the brightening of the moon is seen as an opportunity to enliven qualities of grace and beauty.

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