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 Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet 

|| Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

 
Meaning:
 
May all beings be happy,
May all be free from disease,
May all see auspicious things,
May none suffer.

Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

 

The nature of this experience of life is to unfold in duality through the range of the pairs of opposites. Dark and light, happiness and suffering, acclaim and dishonour. Where one manifests, the other is, as well, a possibility. 
 
And yet the prayer, the intention, that goes out from the heart is for every being to have the opportunity to live life in harmony and to experience peace. When I recite this chant, I feel a lightening of the heart and a sense of calm within, as I let go of reactions and opinions, and make place for sacred invocation. I encourage you as well to include this kind of invocation in to your practice, if you feel drawn to it. 
 
As I continue to share my Vedic Astrology practice this year, I’d like to inform you that I offer Vedic Astrology readings for children as well, and these can be very helpful for determining study paths, looking at possible career interests, and generally becoming more acquainted with areas of strength that show up in the astrological chart.
 

Sharing below some feedback that I received about an Astro-Counselling session I offered to a dear family in the US, whose daughter must soon make decisions about college courses and applications. I’m grateful for the kind feedback:

 

“My daughter loved her astrological counselling session with Sai! He explained complex concepts in a simple manner, which were easily understood by her.

Sai tailored the discussions of my daughter’s chart according to her goals, and communicated this in a very compassionate way. Truly grateful!” 

To get in touch with me about Vedic readings or any other offerings of Vedic studies, sacred music, or Sanskrit education, you can write to me at info@TheSereneSwan.com. I try my best to respond the same day, unless I’m travelling with limited access.
 
I look forward to joining sacred intention with you in some form this year! Wishing you peace, joy and well-being in the months ahead.

With Love and Peace,

Sai Ganesh Nagpal

For astrological consultations with Sai, please click here: Astro-Counselling with Sai