Thursday, December 25, 2008

2009 will make a difference for everyone !

2009 represents a time of hope for millions of people coming to terms with uncertain economy and a bleak future. The dominant Sun who is currently moved to Sagittarius will offset the negative mood that prevails mainly by the planet Jupiter which has been weakened by its presence in Capricorn, a Saturn Sign.
It is important to propitiate the Sun to ensure all your activities are accomplished with ease in the coming year. Sun has the power to change your karmic patterns and position you in a positive frame of mind this New Year and beyond. With the arrival of 2009 there is always hope for a brighter future.
Goddess Lakshmi signifies all that is related to prosperity and fortune. With her blessings you could step into the coming year with a new optimism and will ensure that you have a great divine support as you take charge of your money matters next year.
Arians will feel inspired to make a difference this year. They might decide on a career change in 2009 or to expand their mental horizons by taking up new interests. Arians may resolve, too, not to fail in new business or financial deals.
Taureans will be making travel their main aim. They might also be thinking about joining a gym, taking up a new sport or brushing up on their technological skills.
Geminis, goals will be finance and property related. Either they will decide to make a change in the way they earn their income or they will resolve to improve their money management skills.
Cancerians will want to spend more time with the family and loved ones. Single Cancerians might make it a resolution to get out more to meet new people. Attached Cancerians will aim to spend more quality time with their partner.
Leos might decide on some sensible strategies to improve their health. Regular exercise and more healthy eating habits are suggestions. Their aim might be to get in shape and improve their body image.
Virgo is a hard working sign and they might make it a resolution to start enjoying life more now. Perhaps they will have more dinner parties, start a new hobby, or decide to be more open about their emotions.
Librans may want to learn a new language or a practical skill. One way to keep to their resolutions is to team up with a buddy who shares similar aims. Home improvement projects of a long-term nature need careful planning and a lot of effort. They might make it a resolution to actually start on these this year. Or a house move might be a serious intention of the Libran.
Scorpios will have so much on their minds, they can never decide on any one aim. So they should make small promises to themselves such as always remembering to return their library books on time and to leave their desks neat and tidy every night!
Sagittarians could be successful and they will go far this year. Therefore they should promise themselves to never forget where they came from. They’re likely to see quite a transformation in finances and they should resolve to be sensible with their cash.
Capricorns want to stop something such as smoking or drinking or start something such as saving or exercising more, they will be determined to stick to their intentions. Of all the signs, this is the one that’s most likely to stick to their New Year’s Resolutions!
Aquarians will find it easier to reach their aims if they make a plan and they’re systematic in their approach.
Pisces is not the most practical of signs. They should aim to be more sensible and organized over the year ahead and this could help them achieve something very special. Whatever special hope or aim they make themselves as 2009 begins, in a strange way, it may come true.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya - a symbol of strength.

As the year 2008 is ending we can go back on this year to briefly examine the undesirable happenings in your life such as arguments, Jealousy, anger and depression related to unfulfilled longings. Some year-end karma clearing, curse removal rituals can be performed to bring to a close 2008 and not let the past continue into 2009.
There is no better day to do this than the New Moon Day in the star of Moola that occurs on December 27th, 2008. This day is Lord Hanuman’s birthday. Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya is the eleventh Rudra or the divine incarnation of Shiva. Lord Hanuman is a symbol of strength and resolve. He is ever present in this earth plane and is often referred to as 'Chiranjeevi' or 'the immortal one'.
In India he is considered to be a guardian deity. He is a true epitome of devotion and dedication. It is said that Lord Hanuman makes his presence felt wherever the name of Ram is chanted or Lord Ram's stories recited. Prayers to Hanuman are incredibly powerful and bring desired results quickly. Lord Hanuman has the power to change your destiny and remove karma. His birthday represents one of the most powerful days to get his blessings and bring positive results to your life. It is said that if one constantly prays to Hanuman, he gets blessed with incredible intelligence, strength, name & fame, courage, good health, longevity, skilful speech and elimination of laziness. The birthday of Lord Hanuman, falls on the New Moon day of December 27th with ruling star Moola.
Those who surrender at his powerful feet will never be put to trouble by any of the nine planets. It is said that even Lord Saturn fears to influence Lord Hanuman and his devotees. Such is his power that he holds Saturn with his tail. Lord Hanuman is considered the greatest of greatest heroes and also the servant of servants. There is a special form of Hanuman name 'Havi Mukteswara Anjaneya'. He has five faces and also called as 'Pancha Muga Anjaneya'. Lord Hanuman in this form has the power to deliver the benefic effects of ancestor rituals directly to 'pitru lokha' where our ancestors are supposed to reside.
So performing ancestor rituals on Lord Hanuman's birthday is auspicious and very effective. Furthermore as this happens to be a New Moon day you get incredible blessings from your ancestors. Betel leaves is very dear to Lord Hanuman. It is said Betel leaves represent Lord Shiva and Shakti themselves and offering this to Lord Hanuman pleases him so much. Offering butter, Senduram (a orange color holy powder) and Tulsi leaves is very auspicious as well. As Lord Hanuman was a great devotee of Lord Ram, writing mantras which invoke Lord Ram is incredibly powerful. One such powerful mantra is:
'SRI RAMA JAYAM'
Write this mantra 10,008 times for Hanuman's Blessing.
What makes this Hanuman birthday special is that it falls on a Saturday, a day special for Saturn. So offering prayers to Lord Hanuman indirectly gets the blessings of Lord Saturn himself.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Power of Two

The number Two is ruled by the Moon. This number brings a peacemaking energy, emotional receptiveness, and a genuine need to create harmony and balance. Those with the number Two have natural tendencies toward cooperation, being a team player, and diplomacy. They are truly friendly, have great personal magnetism, and people intuitively know they are a good person to have as a friend, so they make friends whereever they go. Others appreciate them for being gentle, intuitive, content, and peaceful. It is important for those with the number Two to have a beautiful home and to participate in some way in the fine arts (music, dance, cinema, etc.) as these help renew the spirit. Those with Two bring Light to others through their sense of humor. They are skilled in negotiation and are naturally persuasive. They are capable of helping others to create win-win arrangements as they care about all sides in a situation. They may have teaching abilities and some gift with sales. People respect their honesty. Travel is good for those with the number Two. It is necessary for those with this number to be optimistic and never succumb to self-pity or depression. Yogic practices will be very helpful in warding off negativity and strengthening inner joy. When faced with indecision, they should meditate and wait for clarity.

Monday, December 8, 2008

MARGHASZHI Vedic Month

Dhanur masa-Marghazhi - is a Shoonya Masa. Because it is considered as inaspicious to do any good things other than Godly functions.This month month is allotted to Gods and for us it a blank - meaning Soonya.
The month of Margazhi is sacred because Lord Krishna says in the Gita that he is Margazhi among the twelve months. During this month no marriages or homams are performed. The Vedas (four in number) are recited in temples to propitiate Lord Narayana. This tradition, carried on from olden days, is called "Adyayana utsavam."
The morning hours of 4 – 6 am is the purest time of the day, as contained in the scriptures written by the Siddhas of ancient India. Prayers offered during these times are more powerful and are heard by the Gods and Goddesses. If the entire day was composed of these hours, your prayers would likely manifest. All the days between Dec. 16 – Jan. 15 are in the Vedic month of Margazhi and every hour for this entire month is equal to the holy hours of 4 – 6 am.
The Vedic month of Margazhi is very auspicious as it corresponds to morning hours of 4-6 am as per celestial times. This time otherwise known as 'Brahma Muhurta' is very holy. Performing cow pooja everyday is considered to be incredibly powerful this Margazhi month as it is equivalent to offering prayers to the all the celestial beings in one go. All the gods and goddesses along with sages are considered to be elements within the cow.
The month is also noted for its numerous music concerts. Another unique feature of the month is the beautiful kolams (rangoli) drawn on streets and in the courtyard of houses

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jupiter's Transit in Capricorn - 9th Dec, 2008

In Astrology, Jupiter has great influence on everyone destiny, being a benign planet. Jupiter moves from Sagittarius to Capricorn on 9th December 2008. The effects of this transit will be very significant in many horoscopes, like some may benefit with financial gains, marriage, good education, child birth or new job.
It is a major astrological event immediately influencing all Zodiac signs. This transit is a major astrological event affecting each zodiac sign in differing ways. Being the lord of the 9th house; Jupiter is the bestower of fortune.
Aries
You cannot expect any kind of luck during this period, however, hard work will pay off. There will be happiness in the family. There may be birth of a child. You may buy a house or move to a better house. You may inherit property. There will definitely be a marked change in your lifestyle; a change for the better.
Except for a brief period between December 2008 and April 2009, most of the major planets are favorably placed indicating success and progress.
Taurus
Family problems will get resolved and there will be unity in the family. Auspicious events like marriage, birth of a child success in education and other positive events will take place. You will gain in confidence. You may shift your residence to a better place. You will purchase ornaments and enjoy socializing.
There will be an improvement in prosperity and lifestyle. A very fortunate period awaits you.
Gemini
Will give you the confidence and strength to overcome any adverse situation. There may be some misunderstanding with your spouse or ill health causing tension. You will face a tough situation both at home and at work. The period from September to November 2009 will be particularly tough whether it is your career, personal life or health.
Do not make major decisions during this period. Good advice from mentors and faith in God will help you tide over this period.
Cancer
Jupiter is a friendly planet to your sign and denotes all kinds of fortune. Will bring good fortunes, peace and success in personal relationships. Though there will be delays, the overall atmosphere will be positive. Your confidence will be high. You will be able to handle long pending issues.
You can expect important events in your personal life.
Leo
Jupiter is a very favorable planet for your sign and gives you financial gains and good fortune, being a friendly planet and significator of fortune, luck and children. Your focus and dedication in your career will increase and your working atmosphere will improve. There will be an increase in income and you will be able to clear off debts. During April to July 2009, you will reap the rewards of hard work and will progress well. If you are looking out for marriage, it may happen now. You will buy assets.
On the whole Jupiter transit will be positive, and the subsequent Saturn transit will bring relief in your career front.
Virgo
Jupiter's transit will increase your creativity. You will have peace of mind, luck in speculation and success in love. You may shift into a more comfortable house. You will buy assets and jewelry. There may be a market improvement in your health.
This transit will be on the whole quite favorable for you.
Libra
You will have better career prospects. You will be in a position to overcome obstacles and have a peaceful life. There may be minor losses relating to vehicles – you may incur expenditure on its maintenance, repairs or accidents. Students should work hard to do well. There may be some discomfort at home and your enemies will become more powerful.
Apart from the three months between September to November 2009, Jupiter’s current transit will prove to be good compared to the previous transit.
Scorpio
There may be adverse effects on your health, career and basic comforts. You may undertake to go on a pilgrimage. Your friends will be helpful.
The aged will have health problems, relationship with younger brothers will be uncomfortable and expenditure will shoot up. Businessmen will have a tough time.
On the whole, you can expect difficulties during December 2008 to March 2009 and again during August 2009. There may not be any significantly positive effects during this transit, at the same time, there may not be any great setback too.
Sagittarius
You will be able to settle down in your career; you will find success in education, marriage and happiness in family life. From April to end July 2009, may cause some stagnancy in the progress; there will be no reversals though. Jupiter retrogrades back to the 2nd house end July and things will improve almost immediately. There will be elevation in your career and increased income.
On the whole, this transit of Jupiter will augur well for you in terms of career, education, marriage, lifestyle and prosperity. You may shift into a more comfortable home and buy vehicles and jewelry. You will also maintain good health.
Capricorn
With your moon sign lord Saturn, in the unfavorable 8th house, you will undergo agony. The current transit of Jupiter will give you practical experience of life, knowledge and insight. You will need to bear a lot of burden and your mind will not be at peace. There will be substantial improvement in all areas of your life. There will be increased income and good changes in your career. Sick persons will recover and there will be all round happiness. There will be interesting opportunities abroad.
Though the initial months of this transit will put you through a very trying period, after April 2009, you will find progress and improvements.
Aquarius
You may be inclined towards spirituality and will lose interest in the material world. You may undertake frequent travels and your health may run down. Fortunately, the aspect of Jupiter on Saturn will check the ill effects. There may be criticism which may lead to your developing frustration.
Though there may not be any serious setbacks due to Jupiter transit, you must guard against health problems.
Pisces
You are basically a hard worker and have a charitable disposition. Jupiter brings success and prosperity into your life. This transit will relieve you from all pressures in your career. There will be a peaceful and friendly atmosphere around you and your income will increase. You will find opportunities abroad and important changes will take place. Jupiter enters Capricorn again by end July 2009 which will make you more active and results will fructify. Will give you new opportunities and your performance will be heightened. There may be some anxious moments for students. Sick persons will need to take adequate care.
Jupiter’s transit will prove fortunate for you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Jupiter - Planet of success

Jupiter or Guru is the planet of good luck, optimism, success and generosity. Jupiter brings joy to life. The position of Jupiter in your birth chart can indicate where your fortunate opportunities are to be found. This benevolent planet shows where you have the most room to expand and the areas in which you will get the best out of life. Jupiter has always been identified with the idea of expansiveness and abundance.
When Jupiter is prominent in your horoscope you tend to be well liked and popular, friendly, broadminded, and cheerful, successful in career and business. Jupiter can also be too much of a good thing, for its influence can make you extravagant, lazy and luxury loving, profligate with money, and blindly optimistic. If things fall into your lap too easily, you never develop strength of character or spiritual wisdom. Jupiter is the planet of blessings - blessings that we must learn to use wisely.
Jupiter rules the sign of SAGITTARIUS and the 9th House of higher learning. JUPITER effects the health areas of the liver, thighs and hips. It governs our benevolent and protective urges and brings thoughtful consideration to legal matters. Jupiter also brings optimism and good luck to the areas that it TRANSITS.
For the last one year, Jupiter has been well placed in its own sign of Sagittarius leading to overall benefit and helpful energy. However, on the upcoming transit date on December 9th (December 6th in Tamil Vakkyam System) Jupiter will transit into his weakest point in the ephemeris, the sign of Capricorn. This is Jupiter's debilitation point and the usually the benefit Jupiter energy will be less easy to come by. In particular personal finances, banking, financial markets will continue to deepen their troubled states. There is some saving grace. While Jupiter usually takes a full 12 months to transit a sign, it will quickly transit the sign of Capricorn in just a short 6 months time. On May 1st, 2009, Jupiter will move into Aquarius.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chanting mantras

We all know that if chanted regularly, mantras create a protective aura around us. But did you know that when you chant, focussing on specific chakras between the eyebrows, the pituitary gland in the brain gets activated, and releases certain juices. These juices flow into every pore of the body, creating an aura around it. That explains the radiance on some people's faces! If done regularly, over a long period, mantras can heal chronic ailments too. However, the magic can't be achieved by any word chanted repeatedly with positive feeling. The body has seven chakras and these get activated through particular sounds. The associated sounds, chants and mantras have been arrived at after a lot of research by ancient sages. For instance, the word 'Om' resonates through every part of the body creating a positive effect.Different sounds have different effects on human psyche. If a soft sound of wind rustling through leaves soothes our nerves, the musical note of running stream enchants our heart, thunders may cause awe and fear.
The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit Mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. They give us the power to cure diseases; ward off evils; gain wealth; acquire supernatural powers; worship a deity for exalted communion and for attaining blissful state and attain liberation.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chinese Astrology

The purpose of Chinese astrology is direct - to define 'cures' for unfortunate stars by correcting imbalances in the natal chart. Thus, systems like Feng-Shui use the astrological chart as a starting point to prescribe ways to bring balance into one's life. The concept of balance and of Yin and Yang is one that is vital to every aspect of Chinese astrology. Each animal, each element and each year is either Yin (soft) or Yang (hard). Every person born in a particular year doesn't share the exact same fate and personality. To refine predictions, Chinese astrology uses a complex system of twelve Palaces, similar to the twelve astrological Houses in Western astrology. Zi Wei Dou Shu is used to create a person's entire astrological chart by assigning each of the 'stars' to a Palace. It is the arrangement of these Palaces and stars that determine the influences that a person must affect in order to affect his fate.
Chinese astrology is based on cycles of 60 years. Each year is assigned both one of the 12 animals and one of the five elements - wood, water, air, earth and metal - and so the years are more properly defined as the Year of the Water Tiger, The Year of the Earth Pig and so on - sixty in all

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Numerology: The Power of One

The number One is ruled by the Sun. The number One brings a bright, radiant energy, with a strong desire to develop the self and become a leader. Those with this number are courageous, original, innovative, independent, and capable of taking initiative. Those with the number One as their number aspire towards greatness, they never think small in terms of their goals or dreams. They may have some interest in psychic sciences, however the number One creates a more active than contemplative nature. Those with One are gifted with regal qualities and should allow themselves to grow in refinement, both spiritually and physically. Patience and prudence need to be developed so people will respect them rather than viewing them as rash and ambitious. They should guard against sudden anger and being overly active. Their great inner fire, brought by the number One, should be focused for the good of all and their passions should be used to help improve life for others in some way. They will do well by being generous in acknowledging the contributions of others as this will prevent aloofness and aloneness. They will enjoy staying open to new ideas and can help teach them to others. A good leader sets a positive example and that is what a person with this number is here to do - without becoming self-important. Meditation benefits those with One to help them stay inspired and renewed, which is essential to their spirit.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PLANETARY WORSHIP

Planets may be worshipped via fire ceremonies, by wearing appropriate gemstones or clothing, by offerings items (incense, flowers, coconuts, light…), or by reciting/listening to the mantra for the planet. An offering to a specific planet helps to increase the qualities of that planet in your life. For example, a pooja for the Sun can invoke positive influence in aspects such as public recognition, power, personal appearance... This respectful, gracious act gains favour from the planet and invokes its blessing. Reciting planetary mantras can increase the positive energy of a planet, neutralize any negative influence, and enable you to connect to the planet's energy. All of the following helps alleviate karma and act as an agent for peace.
Each Planet has a specific day and Mantra assigned to it :
Sun - Sunday - Om Suryaya Namaha
Moon - Monday - Om Chandraya Namaha
Mars - Tuesday - Om Mangalaya Namaha
Mercury - Wednesday - Om Budhaya Namaha
Jupiter - Thursday - Om Gurave Namaha
Venus - Friday - Om Shukraya Namaha
Saturn - Saturday - Om Sanecharaya Namaha
Rahu - Om Rahave Namaha
Ketu - Om Ketave Namaha

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Miracles from Vishnu

The final day to receive money miracles from Vishnu falls on Nov 15, 2008 (Sunday).This day is Vishnupati and there are four of them every year and occurs once in three months. Since each vedic year repeats once in 60 years, each of these Vishnupati periods occurs once only in 60 years. In other words, if you miss celebrating the upcoming Vishnupati of this year, you'll have to wait 60 years for the next one! Hence seize the moment and celebrate each Vishnupati in accordance with Siddha procedures. Celebrate Vishnupati wholeheartedly as this is a great opportunity to improve your finances, beauty and your consciousness for greater things in life like spirituality.
During Vishnupati, Vishnu answers your prayers by providing unlimited wealth, beauty and a great spiritual lift. It's a very special time period for both material and spiritual progress. Missing Vishnupati is like missing an opportunity in the material and spiritual world. It's a time when blessings are available in abunadnce. Though all days are important for a spiritual person, there are certain days that are imbued with more spiritual potency. Prayers done on these days give manifold results and helps you to exhaust your karma faster.
For those who feel inferior because of their looks can expect great changes by observing Visnhupati. Observance of this Vishnupati will ensure that young men and women who are troubled with these problems get rid of their feelings of inferiority by undergoing a spiritual transformation; they will realize that it's because of their past karma that they are facing their current problems. This enlightened outlook will make them a lot happier and content. Moreover, this Vishnupati will ensure their welfare in life too.
The Siddhas say that the food offerings to Maha Vishnu during Vishnupati should be black or blackish blue in color, once again to remember his having destroyed the dark forces of evil. For example, dishes made using grapes, dates, beets, figs. These dishes are offered to Sri Maha Vishnu, and then distributed to the poor and the needy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sankata Chaturthi

Man gets his life through his Mother's umbilical chord and hence that area is considered to be the life provider for human beings. According to Siddhas, the merger of true light and knowledge resulting from the Union of the lowest chakra or Muladhara chakra and the highest Sahasrara chakra manifests a child of true knowledge and divine intelligence near the umbilical area. This is Lord Ganesha and He is present in every human being.
Lord Ganesha is also referred to as 'Mudar Kadavul'. This literally means he is the 'First God' and given to understand that He is the one who gives a promising start to all ventures be it a new business, buying or selling residence or even opening a bank account. It is an unspoken truth in India that without Ganesha it is difficult to have a smooth start to ventures. He is worshipped widely across many religions and is the only God to have that status.
Lord Ganesha has special days every month where he destroys obstacles for his devotees and ensures their well being. This day is called 'Sankata Chaturthi' or 'Obstacle removing 4th waxing moon'. The energies on that day are conducive for elimination of evil eye and delays to ventures. As per vedic mythology, even the churning of the milky ocean by Devas and Asuras produced only a deadly poison as they forgot to worship Ganesha before they started to churn the ocean. It is said that without his blessings even Siva gets delayed.
According to our Astrologers, this Nov 16 is a special obstacle removing day as it falls on a 'Kari Naal' or 'Black day'. The 'Black Day' is a day for solemn thinking about accumulated karmas and their neutralization. These are karmas resulting from wrong deeds that were committed knowingly. Again this falling on a Sunday which is traditionally considered to be a great day for remedies makes it doubly special.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Saturn has the world in his clutches

Saturn has the world in his clutches. By way of transit, Saturn is in Leo, the sign of power, government, authority and management bodies and particularly big organizations. Saturn in Leo brings to the forefront energies that could bring down the above mentioned groups to abysmal depths.
Saturn is unfavorable to Sun, the lord of Leo. Sun represents the head of any domain, both organization and family. With this adverse relationship, Saturn is going to create turmoil with leadership changes, be it organizations re-shuffling, management changes or job cuts. Organizations are struggling and many are closing. In its current placement, Saturn is triggering a chain of events pulling down companies and creating disturbances within families. This is a critical time for appeasing Saturn and his effects that you could face.
This unfavorable cosmic situation is compounded when Jupiter transits to the sign Capricorn in Dec 2008. Adding only more difficulties as the sign Capricorn is the sign of Saturn! Jupiter is the governor of money, money flow, banks, etc. Jupiters turn into Capricorn will cause even further problems to banks and money flow.
In spite of the difficulties it brings to people, Saturn is the greatest teacher in life. You could think that you are suffering because of his stringent actions but the real fact is you are working out your karma to clear your way for higher consciousness, prosperity and spiritual healings. But Dattatreya Siva Baba has said there is a way to please Saturn fast and reduce the perceived harmful effects that you experience. Saturn showers his grace on people who donate for charity and those who have a big heart for others.
There is a specific way to go about the donation to get Saturn's grace. Drink and food donations, umbrellas (offering protection in India, from both rain and heat) and footwear are Saturn's favorite. He bestows his grace on people who give with a sincere heart. So get benefitted by donating to poor and needy people and at the same time tide over your finances, health and relationships during this difficult time.
Even the highest Gods fear Saturn, as his look can wreak havoc in one's life. At the same time, it is also said that Saturn can make you a king if he wants to bless you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

History of Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing has its origin in times immemorial. Our ancient Rishis, Chinese Taoists, Tibetan Monks among others have been using 'Prana' or energy in healing. As an art and science, Pranic Healing was widely practiced in the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt and India. However, the system has been shrouded in mystery, since, it was taught and practised secretively and selectively for fear of misuse. The mystique of "aura" was familiar since ancient times as evident from the fact that portraits of Deities and Saints belonging to almost every race or religion show light surrounding their heads, enveloping their bodies or even emerging from their palms. These are all depictions of energy.
In Pranic Healing, healing is accomplished by removing negative or disease energy from the patient's energy body and transferring fresh prana to the affected areas. Pranic Healing is based on the principle that body has the ability to heal itself. It utilizes life force as fuel to initiate the necessary biochemical changes to make this happen. Using a scientific "no-touch" methodology, Pranic Healing can prevent and heal a whole spectrum of physical, emotional and mental ailments.
Prana means Energy-the vital energy, or life force, which keeps the body alive and healthy. In Greek, it is called Pneuma, in Polynesian, Mana, it is called Ki in Japanese, Chi in Chinese, and Rua in Hebrew. There are three major sources of prana from natural elements: the air, sun and ground. A fourth source is Divine Prana, which is received as a result of meditation and prayer. A Pranic Healing pratitioner learns to draw in prana from all sources listed above and then transmits it to others for healing purposes. It is an invisible energy field or bioplasmic force that surrounds the body. It is more universally known as the "energy body" or "aura". This aura is invisible to the naked eye, though person with clairvoyant abilities is able to see it.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Distant Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing is a revolutionary and comprehensive system of natural healing techniques that utilizes "prana" or vital energy to treat various illnesses. It scientifically integrates the essences of the world's best healing modalities into a simple yet very powerful healing system. Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning "life-force," the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.
The two basic principles of Pranic Healing are Cleansing and Energizing. Patients are first cleansed, or the diseased prana is removed from the affected chakras and the vital organs and then they are energised with pure prana.The healer absorbs white prana from air, water, ground, food and trees and passes it to the patient.The recovery time of the patients however varies depending upon the disease as well as the patient's ability to absorb Ki.
There is a principle of resistence associated with every form of energy and life force is no exception.To enable free flow of energy, the resistance has to be minimal.Similarly, the absorption of prana depends upon the receptivity of the person.Thus, for non-believers, the energy will rebound and the patient will either have a very slow recovery rate or remain uncured.

Friday, September 19, 2008

What is Pranic Healing?

Pranic Healing is a revolutionary and comprehensive system of natural healing techniques that utilizes "prana" or vital energy to treat various illnesses. It scientifically integrates the essences of the world's best healing modalities into a simple yet very powerful healing system. Prana is a Sanskrit word meaning "life-force," the invisible bio-energy or vital energy that keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.
The two basic principles of Pranic Healing are Cleansing and Energizing. Patients are first cleansed, or the diseased prana is removed from the affected chakras and the vital organs and then they are energised with pure prana.The healer absorbs white prana from air, water, ground, food and trees and passes it to the patient.The recovery time of the patients however varies depending upon the disease as well as the patient's ability to absorb Ki.
There is a principle of resistence associated with every form of energy and life force is no exception.To enable free flow of energy, the resistance has to be minimal.Similarly, the absorption of prana depends upon the receptivity of the person.Thus, for non-believers, the energy will rebound and the patient will either have a very slow recovery rate or remain uncured.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Complexion and the Planets

Your complexion is a barometer of not only your body’s subtle biochemical changes which indicate your health and vitality, but also a very clear expression of your basic character and personality. The different planets at birth as suggested by astrology, each have their own unique colors and depending upon the strength and disposition of these planets at the moment you were born, this will also be reflected in your own complexion coloring. The Sun gives a bright and golden hue to the skin, the Moon and Venus fair complexion with Mars tending to reddishness. Saturn and the North Node will give the greyer and darker complexions, sometimes also tending to very pale or sallow hues. Naturally different ethnic and genetic issues predominate in the coloring and characteristic interpretations as a result. The Asian races obviously have a more yellow tinge to the complexion. Jupiter which is considered yellow/orange in color will dominate in that case, but of course not all Asian born people possessing yellow skin will exhibit the magnanimous and beneficial aspects and tendencies of Jupiter, the ruling planet for this skin tone. In this respect use your discretion and understand that within each race there are fair and dark alike and that the complexion interpretations given hereunder are broad based, to say the least. Yellow Complexion is a marking of the beneficial planet Jupiter and reveals a desire to generously give of yourself emotionally, materially and spiritually. You are the sort of person who shares their resources, even when and if those resources are limited. You have an innate faith in the principle of Karma in which what you share does come back and you tend to live your life on this single, most important premise.

Friday, September 12, 2008

End Your Job Problems and Get Promoted

You are passed over for promotions and are stuck in the job you are in. Others around you receive promotions or offers for better positions, but the best offers do not come to you.
Why You Are Not Getting Ahead
Promotions and good job offers are not given because your relationships at work are not good. Either your boss does not like you, your co-workers dont support you, or you dont hit it off with the person who is interviewing you. Promotions and new job offers are made to those who are well liked and have good relationships with their superiors and co-workers. If you are not being supported to advance in your career, you need to ask the planets for help in changing your work relationships and open up opportunities. Over the next 90 days your situation could change for the better.
How You Can Get Ahead
During the next 3 months, Jupiter, the savior planet, is direct (Sept. 9 to Dec. 8). This is a powerful time for saving grace in your career by changing your bad relationships to good or
impressing the right person for a new job. Upon his turn direct, Jupiter transits through the two stars who rule relationships and career. Those stars, Purvashada and Uttarashada are ruled by Venus, the planet of relationships and Sun, the planet of career. This powerful combination of the savior planet, Jupiter entering into these stars, will not be found for another 12 years.
Jupiter has been retrograde in Sagittarius since May, creating all manner of overwhelming issues connected mainly with intense emotional desires, the pursuit of pleasure and sexual indulgence and deep exploration of life's mysteries. With the direct turn of Jupiter, brings the influence to accumulate material assets and advance in the areas of power and status. He rules our optimism and aspirations. Jupiter is also responsible for speculations.
Make a positive shift in your career in the next 3 months.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Pisces

Jupiter in Pisces individuals attract the most good fortune when they are charitable, tender, devoted, compassionate, giving, and when they look out for the underdog.
As a Water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power. You are most able to attract luck and rich life experiences to you through your intuition, imagination, and compassion. Helping those in need boosts your own morale.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Pisces, and when the Sun is in fellow Water signs, Cancer and Scorpio.
Jupiter in Pisces gives you the opportunity to develop true wisdom, compassion, sympathy and emotional warmth. Devout feelings, spiritual yearning, strong imaginative and intuitive faculties and the capacity for secluded study and meditation may produce genuine mystical enlightenment. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experiences. At some stage of life, you may make a great personal sacrifice in order to fulfill your ideal of worthwhile service.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Aquarius

Jupiter in Aquarius individuals attract the most good fortune when they are tolerant and fair, inventive, impartial, and cooperative. They are at their best when they have freedom of choice, when they break a few rules, and when they think outside of the box.
As an Air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventurous, ready and willing to learn, into "mind expansion", and less attached to your values than others because you are generally quite impartial and open-minded. You are able to see many sides to an argument.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in the sign of your Jupiter, Aquarius, and when the Sun is in fellow Air signs, Gemini and Libra.
Jupiter in Aquarius gives you the opportunity to develop an independent, self- willed, tolerant, humanitarian, broad-minded, optimistic, inventive, democratic and original nature. There is an innate desire to penetrate the deeper subjects of life such as social science, new technology, philosophy, religion, astrology, metaphysics and occult wisdom. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. Social life is extremely important and you will tend to associate with friends that are seeking to pioneer some new, noble way of life for humanity. You come to understand that any form of social reform should be in line with humanitarian and moral principles.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck:Capricorn

Jupiter in Capricorn individuals attract the most good fortune when they organize and direct, conduct themselves with integrity, are ethical, and mature. They need to take a disciplined, committed, step-by-step approach to realizing their goals.
As an Earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical realist who needs to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them. You are a "doer" who is not easily lured by get rich quick schemes! You are not very much of a risk taker. You need direction, clear goals, and strong plans, and you value tangible results.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in the sign of your Jupiter, Capricorn, and when the Sun is in fellow Earth signs,Taurus and Virgo.
Jupiter in Capricorn gives you the opportunity to develop a strong sense of duty, integrity, honesty, mature judgment, sound business ethics and suitability for executive positions. There is an innate drive for dignity, importance, power and status. These qualities are necessary to enable you to expand your personality and life experience. Eventually, through hard work, determination and accomplishment you are likely to achieve a high position of commercial, industrial or political responsibility. The achievement of wealth is a high probability.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Sagittarius

Jupiter in Sagittarius individuals attract the most good fortune when they are open-handed and generous, tolerant, inspirational, and practice what they preach. They need only believe in themselves and their goals, show their enthusiasm to learn and to teach, and look at the big picture. They can find success in travel, education, teaching, sports, publishing, and foreign cultures.
As a Fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions, and you may take it quite personally if others disagree with them! You make your own opportunities, and you are at your best when you are thinking in big terms, taking calculated risks, and displaying confidence.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Sagittarius, and when the Sun is in fellow Fire Signs, Aries and Leo.
Jupiter in Sagittarius gives you the opportunity to develop wisdom though an innate ability for deep and profound thought, and a strong desire for, religious, philosophical and metaphysical knowledge and understanding. This quality is necessary to enable you to expand your personality and life experience. There is likely to be much travel and deep study of foreign cultures. This will serve to expand your intellectual perspective. You will eventually adopt an ethical code of living, in line with your own search for meaning and understanding.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The world of the Pitras loka (ancestral world)

Just as there is biological lineage of transference of DNA along the family line, there is spirit lineage. It is as though there is a spirit DNA as well. Your departed ancestors can help solve the problems. They live in the world of the Pitras loka (ancestral world). Lord Vishnu in his aspect of Surya, the Sun God, is the King of the Pitras. 64 Generations of dead ancestors can help solve your money, relationship, health and other problems quite easily if one knows how to communicate and connect with them. Even great siddhas like Agastiya, Maha Rishis like Vasistha, Avatars like Krishna and Rama when they lived on the earth plane appreciated their spirit ancestors through rituals called Tarpan (Tarpanam in Sanksrit). Tarpan means giving special offerings to the departed spirits especially during the new moon days. Often the offerings consist of black sesame seeds, cooked rice, and water. Sesame seeds particularly constitute the food of the spirits. During new moon day the departed spirits come to the earth plane and stay with their biological relatives from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during the new moon day will alert your consciousness to be in communion with their spirits. Spiritually speaking there are two reasons for all of our mundane problems. One caused by the planets, the other by departed spirits. We should constantly take care of them in order to have a peaceful life. Once a year there is a great celebration in the Pitra loka for 2 weeks. It is called Mahalaya fortnight. It starts on September 16th, right after the full moon and ends on the Mahalaya new moon day, September 28th.
This two week period is the most important period to appreciate your departed ancestors. Significance of the 13 Days ritual:
The Maha Ancestral ritual spans for 13 days from the 1st Moon till the New Moon and each day is ruled by a Thithi. Everyone should take this opportunity to take part in all the 13 days ritual in order to obtain the blessings of your ancestors.
1st Moon-Bestow Wealth
2nd Moon-Bestow progeny
3rd Moon-Bestow Business prosperity
4th Moon-Overpowering enemies
5th Moon-Bestow All prosperity
6th Moon-Bestow Fame
7th Moon-Bestows divine strength
8th Moon-Bestow Intelligence
9th Moon-Gains from women
10th Moon-Bestow Success in undertakings
11th Moon-Prosperity of children and intelligence to children
12th Moon-More progeny and gains through education
13th Moon & 14th Moon-Blessed with many vehicles and renders Peace and longevity Mahalaya New Moon - Those who are not able to do Tarpan on all the above phases of the Moon, should definitely offer tarpan on this day in order to accrue the above said benefits and also will receive benefits by doing Tarpan for those who died due to weapons or accidents. During this day the known and unknown souls that have departed during the last 30 years are treated equal to God
Significance of Donating food and Clothing: The easiest way to access Gods grace is to feed a famished human being starving for food and donate clothes. Donating food is considered to be the greatest charity in all the charities. It is believed that the person who donates food would attain an elevated status. There is an interesting legend highlighting the importance of donating food. In the great epic Mahabaratha, Karna was a great philanthorpist and he never said no to any one who approached him for help. He had donated huge wealth and had done all kinds of charity except for donating food. Once a soul reaches heaven, it is that the soul would not feel hungry. However, when Karnas soul after his death reached heaven, his soul was feeling hungry. He then realized that though he had done all kinds of charities, he did not do feeding or Annadhan. Hence Annadhan is the highest of all the charities. Donating food on Ammavsya is considered to be important as this is considered to be a ritual on this day.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck: Scorpio

Jupiter in Scorpio individuals attract the most good fortune when they put their "all" into a project or undertaking, draw on their inner strength and courage, and use their magnetic powers to heal others.
As a Water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power. You are most able to attract luck and rich life experiences to you through your intuition, imagination, and compassion. Helping those in need boosts your own morale.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Scorpio, and when the Sun is in fellow Water signs, Cancer and Pisces.
Jupiter in Scorpio gives you the opportunity to develop skill in business, a flair for handling money and a marked degree of social power. Your strong emotional desire for security and personal success ensures that determination and the ability for hard work is not lacking in your nature. You also have a strong need to uncover the truth in any situation and you will go to great lengths to research any subject of interest. This inclination eventually leads to an interest into the meaning of life itself, especially death and the afterlife - hence an interest in the occult and mystical subjects. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ganesha's birthday

The Sanskrit word for Ganesha means one who is the Isha (Lord) of the Ganas (Angelic army). He has incredible intelligence and his strategies are matchless. He was created in the mythological time by the mother Goddess from her own body. Not knowing who he was, the Angelic army fought with him and Ganesha killed everyone who came to fight.
Finally Lord Siva himself interfered and beheaded Ganesha. Later, knowing that he was the son of the Mother Goddess who is his own wife, Siva revived Ganesha. He placed an elephant head on Ganesha's body and made him the Lord of his Divine army.
This Ganesha's birthday is today (03 Sept ' 08) while the moon transits the sign Virgo signifying the sixth house of zodiac. The sixth house signifies the wealth derived from service, profession, business and the status of operations in an organisation. Moreover the planet Ketu, whose overlord is Lord Ganesha is placed in the 11th house to virgo signifying total gains and ultimate blessings to the rituals done.
This rare cosmic imprint occurring during Ganesh Chaturthi will help you to realize all material dreams. The star on the day is Chitra which is the second star to Ganesha's birthstar Hastha, indicating absolute blessings for all wealth creation. Removing obstacles in all areas of life. It is important to enlist his help whether you start a business or going to the court or signing a contract, etc. He removes malefic effects from planets including Saturn. He is a great strategic planner. He finds lost things. Ganesha reveals himself in multiple forms: a warrior, a charmer, wealth giver, obstacle remover. He chose specific vortexes of energy and time periods in which to perform his multiple functions. Dattatreya Siva Baba has identified some of these special temple vortexes for worship during Ganesha's birthday.
Of all the temple vortexes for Ganesha, "Sithalaipathi" is one that defines itself as the rarest. The Ganesha at this place is seen with a human head, prior to Lord Siva's decapitation. It is believed that the worshipping of this Ganesha strengthens relationships by removing all obstacles. Strengthening your relationships with others: your family, children, friends, spouse, ultimately defines your success and sense of belonging.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Libra

Jupiter in Libra individuals attract the most good fortune when they are fair-minded, treat others with equality, are bending without being "doormats", are gracious, and use their talents at promoting and mediating.
As an Air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventurous, ready and willing to learn, into "mind expansion", and less attached to your values than others because you are generally quite impartial and open-minded. You are able to see many sides to an argument.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in the sign of your Jupiter, Libra, and when the Sun is in fellow Air signs, Gemini and Aquarius.
Jupiter in Libra gives you the opportunity to develop a strong sense of morality, fairness and a concern for justice and moral principals in both marriage and close social relationships. There is likely to be an ability to influence the moral and social concepts of close friends and associates and a dignified, philosophical and humanitarian way of dealing with the public in general. Artistic talent is another probability. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. You may marry someone who is active in some field of worthwhile social endeavor that will bring beneficial changes to the community. Therein, you join forces and attempt to make possible a more harmonious social order.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Virgo

Jupiter in Virgo individuals attract the most good fortune when they are helpful, honest, practical, orderly, and when they pay attention to details. The service industries, nutrition, and health are prosperous avenues.
As an Earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical realist who needs to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them. You are a "doer" who is not easily lured by get rich quick schemes! You are not very much of a risk taker. You need direction, clear goals, and strong plans, and you value tangible results.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Virgo, and when the Sun is in fellow Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn.
Jupiter in Virgo gives you the opportunity to develop a perfection for detail, honesty in work and business, co-operation with others, and a desire for practical service in a worthwhile cause. This placing of Jupiter usually confers considerable literary skill, intelligent technique, scientific ability and technical expertise. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. Your work or profession is likely be both highly remunerative and morally satisfying.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Leo

Jupiter in Leo individuals attract the most good fortune when they express magnanimity, are generous with others, inspire confidence in those around them, conduct themselves with dignity and sincerity, and avoid the pitfall of excessive egotism. Prosperous areas are creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation.
As a Fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions, and you may take it quite personally if others disagree with them! You make your own opportunities, and you are at your best when you are thinking in big terms, taking calculated risks, and displaying confidence.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Leo, and when the Sun is in fellow Fire Signs, Aries and Sagittarius.
Jupiter in Leo gives you the opportunity to develop a dignified, honest, self- confident, optimistic and generous nature, with strong leadership qualities. Honor, social status and prestige are likely - this is necessary experience to reinforce your ego, giving you the feeling of self-worth and social importance. These qualities and experiences are required for your social integration and personality expansion. Your duty is to inspire, invigorate and lead others. This could be in fields such as politics, religion, counseling, moral development, philosophy or higher education.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck: Leo

Jupiter in Leo individuals attract the most good fortune when they express magnanimity, are generous with others, inspire confidence in those around them, conduct themselves with dignity and sincerity, and avoid the pitfall of excessive egotism. Prosperous areas are creative ones, entertainment, children, and recreation.
As a Fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions, and you may take it quite personally if others disagree with them! You make your own opportunities, and you are at your best when you are thinking in big terms, taking calculated risks, and displaying confidence.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Leo, and when the Sun is in fellow Fire Signs, Aries and Sagittarius.
Jupiter in Leo gives you the opportunity to develop a dignified, honest, self- confident, optimistic and generous nature, with strong leadership qualities. Honor, social status and prestige are likely - this is necessary experience to reinforce your ego, giving you the feeling of self-worth and social importance. These qualities and experiences are required for your social integration and personality expansion. Your duty is to inspire, invigorate and lead others. This could be in fields such as politics, religion, counseling, moral development, philosophy or higher education.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Cancer

Jupiter in Cancer individuals attract the most good fortune when they are sympathetic, charitable, use their powers to save and accumulate, and comfort others. Real estate and the food industry can be prosperous avenues.
As a Water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power. You are most able to attract luck and rich life experiences to you through your intuition, imagination, and compassion. Helping those in need boosts your own morale.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Cancer, and when the Sun is in fellow Water signs, Scorpio and Pisces.
Jupiter in Cancer gives you the opportunity to develop a kind, loving, sensitive and paternal nature, capable of sympathy and understanding. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experiences. Your duty is to nourish, protect and instill kindness, moral principles and a love of knowledge into receptive minds. You will find happiness though a secure, friendly, prosperous and comfortable home environment. It is possible that you inherit a large estate or receive money and help from your parents.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Gemini

Jupiter in Gemini individuals attract the most good fortune when they use their wit and ingeniousness, are versatile, sociable, curious, and put others at ease with friendliness and sincere curiosity.
As an Air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventurous, ready and willing to learn, into "mind expansion", and less attached to your values than others because you are generally quite impartial and open-minded. You are able to see many sides to an argument.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in the sign of your Jupiter, Gemini, and when the Sun is in fellow Air signs, Libra and Aquarius.
Jupiter in Gemini gives you the opportunity to study and intellectually comprehend subjects such as religion, law, philosophy and other higher educational subjects. This quality is necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. Your wide range of mental interests will attract many friends who help to broaden your scope of knowledge, leading you into new and unusual subjects. Success is achieved by communicating such knowledge to others - writing, teaching and lecturing. A second string income may come though business interests related to publishing, travel, broadcasting and telecommunications.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck : Taurus

Jupiter in Taurus individuals attract the most good fortune when they are charitable, generous but discriminating, and patient. Watch for over-indulgence.
As an Earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical realist who needs to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them. You are a "doer" who is not easily lured by get rich quick schemes! You are not very much of a risk taker. You need direction, clear goals, and strong plans, and you value tangible results.
Better times of any year for you to realize your goals include when the Sun is in your Jupiter sign, Taurus, and when the Sun is in fellow Earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn.
Jupiter in Taurus brings you the opportunity to develop practical ability for dealing with money and other material resources that need to be wisely used. This quality is necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. You should attract success, wealth and a luxurious life style but there is an obligation to use such wealth in a positive and socially beneficent manner - through good business ability, sound investment, prudent spending and generosity.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jupiter Signs & Luck

Jupiter's position by sign in the natal chart (that is, the sign that Jupiter occupies in the birth chart) reveals how we express our generosity and tolerance. It shows how we go about trusting
others and improving our lives. The qualities of the sign are necessary in order to expand our personality and life experience.
Jupiter in Aries individuals attract the most good fortune when they take the lead, initiate, inspire others, and demonstrate enthusiasm and courage. Prosperous areas are ones that
allow them to head and lead, and to innovate.
Jupiter in Aries brings you the opportunity to develop an adventurous spirit, moral leadership ability, initiative, self-sufficiency and a talent for positive action relating to education, philosophy or religion. These qualities are necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. Endowed with a pioneering instinct, courage and much physical energy you may embark on a personal quest for knowledge, understanding and experience that will ultimately lead you to a new and better way of life. You have the ability to carve out your own place in society.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Virgo - August 23 - September 22

Virgo is the sixth Sign of the Zodiac, to be exact, and that's the way Virgos like it: exacting.
Those born under this Sign are forever the butt of jokes for being so picky and critical (and they can be), but their 'attention to detail' is for a reason: to help others. Virgos, more than any other Sign, were born to serve, and it gives them great joy. They are also tailor-made for the job, since they are industrious, methodical and efficient. The sense of duty borne by these folks is considerable, and it ensures that they will always work for the greater good.
Virgo is represented in modern Astrology by the Virgin, although this association should not be taken literally. Rather, Virgos tend to take on some of the qualities of a Virgin, things like modesty and humanity. Virgins are an asset in the workplace as they can be counted on to get things right the first time, every time -- and no detail will be overlooked.
Financial prospects in 2008
There could be some worrisome financial hang-ups occasionally, but nothing too serious and nothing that you can't handle. Money comes in only by dint of hard-work and not by luck; thankfully, there is no ill-luck factor to siphon off your resources also! Avoid speculative activities and investing in risky ventures (a Virgo won't do that; still a word of caution will not be out of place). Ancestral property matters can be resolved amicably this year. Some of you stand a good chance to gain from royalties, estates, or other such ancestral sources.
Career prospects in 2008
You will do well if you pay more attention to your job and are extra-cautious in all matters..Saturn in you sign highlights the need to work hard and shoulder more responsibilities than usual. Think of additional work as opportunity given to prove your mettle and you will do just fine. Positively, you have good chance to get favourable postings, prestigious assignments, and the chance to indulge in service to others during the course of your official routines.
Romantic possibilities, social relationships, etc in 2008
Many of you will finally make up your minds to tie the nuptial knot this year. This is a good year for entering into new long-term relationships. Interesting possibilities are foreseen for the single natives of this sign. Married natives looking forward to go the family-way stand good chance of conceiving this year. There will be a good opportunity to come into contact with compatible persons in the course of your official duties/ travels. Though your social calendar cannot be termed as "hectic and happening", it is expected to be "highly satisfying.".
Health in 2008
Elderly natives of this sign might suffer from bouts of absent-mindedness (some may even go missing for a short time much to the anxiety of other family members; but of course, they will return), giddiness, and arthritic pains. All natives should take special efforts to maintain regular dietary and sleep routines. Health picture will be normal if you avoid overstraining yourself.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Palmistry : The Mount of Venus and the Thumb

There are a number of mounts in different positions of the palm, and these are associated with planets.
The Mount of Venus is of particular interest to those looking for indicators of love in the palm. This mount is found beside the thumb and within the curved Life Line. Generally, fleshiness here indicates a love of pleasure. A fleshy and firm Mount of Venus indicates a strongly sexual nature, and a flabby mount here shows a low level of sexual vitality.
Prominent horizontal lines on the Mount of Venus are thought to indicate a person with powerful charm over lovers. Plenty of fine lines going in different directions on this mount (often looking like a grid) suggests a person who is quite complex in the area of love. A changeable, worrisome character may frustrate lovers. In general, lots of fine lines here indicate a person who is easily influenced by outside forces. This person may be easy to dupe by partners. A triangle on this mount is thought to indicate a person who may have extramarital affairs, and a crescent shape (moon) here suggests one who has powerful seductive powers.
The Thumb
How flexible is the thumb? The flexibility of the thumb is thought to measure how adaptable a person is. The more flexible the thumb, the more easy-going the character is. A lack of flexibility suggests an obstinate person.
Does the thumb have a "waist"? If the thumb narrows in the base phalange of the thumb, the person is thought to employ tact and diplomacy in his or her relations with others.
Some consider the relative length of the thumb as an indicator of faithfulness. Longer thumbs are thought to indicate stronger characters who are faithful to others and to themselves.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Planetary rulers of the days of the week

The ancient Babylonians chose to organize their calendar around 7 days of the week, and each day corresponds to one of the seven "planets" visible to the naked eye.
Monday (lundi in French) is ruled by the Moon. "Monday's child is fair of face" might refer to the sensitivity and youthfulness associated with the Moon.
Tuesday (mardi in French) is ruled by Mars. "Tuesday's child is full of grace" might be more aptly interpreted as full of energy and movement.
Wednesday (mercredi in French) is ruled by Mercury. "Wednesday's child is full of woe" might be interpreted as a person who worries or thinks too much.
Thursday (jeudi in French) is ruled by Jupiter. "Thursday's child has far to go" might thus be interpreted as a person who will travel and learn.
Friday (vendredi in French) is ruled by Venus. "Friday's child is loving and giving" might refer to the Venus nature, that is, a person who is loving and receptive to love.
Saturday (samedi in French) is ruled by Saturn. "Saturday's child works hard for a living" thus might refer to the Saturnine nature which is rather serious and responsible.
Sunday (dimanche in French) is ruled by the Sun. "But the child born on the Sabbath Day is fair and wise and good and gay" might refer to the magnanimous Sun nature.
Astrologers generally pay more attention to the ruling planets in a natal chart. That is, the planet that rules the sign on your Ascendant and the planet that rules the sign of your Sun.

For example, if your Ascendant is Aries, Mars is the ruling planet of your Ascendant since Mars is the natural ruler of Aries. If your Sun is in Taurus, then Venus is your Sun's ruling planet since Venus is the natural ruler of Taurus.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Palmistry: The Lines on the Palm

The palm generally consists of the Major Lines, Secondary Lines, and Minor Lines.
A palm with numerous fine lines in addition to the Major Lines indicates a rather complex, sensitive personality that is especially vulnerable to outside influences and worries. In general, the fewer the lines, the more straightforward a person is. These people live their lives in a more direct and simple manner.
The Major Lines:
Generally, there are three prominent lines on a palm. These are the Major Lines.
In the palm at right, the top horizontal line ending at point A is the Heart Line. This line indicates the affections, so it is of particular interest to those reading a palm for love indicators. The higher this line is, the more passionate, and oftentimes jealous the person is. A heart line that goes right across the hand suggests a person who is very controlled emotionally. A heart line that curves upward towards the Jupiter finger (the index finger) indicates a warm-hearted, reasonable, and affectionate nature in relationships. Crosses and breaks on the Heart line suggest periods of sadness and sorrow in love.
The middle horizontal line at point B is the Head Line. This line indicates the type of intelligence a person possesses. The space between the beginning of the Head Line and the beginning of the Life Line, if any, indicates the level of cautiousness a person possesses. When these lines are joined at the beginning, the person has a rather cautious, and sometimes fearful, nature. The further apart, the more confident, risk-taking individual.
The curved line that generally swoops from near the base of the palm to the point between the thumb and first finger at point C is the Life Line. In terms of relationships, a Life line that is wide, leaving plenty of room for the Mount of Venus, is indicative of a person with an expansive and giving nature in love. The closer the Life line is to the thumb, the less generous a person is with his/her energy and time.
An interesting secondary line concerning relationships is called the Line of Attachment. Some call these lines Marriage Lines. These lines appear just above the heart line (in our diagram, just above point A). Light, fine horizontal lines found here are thought to indicate affairs that are not deep commitments. One long, clear line suggests a long-standing and happy marriage or commitment. When there is more than one long, deep line, the lower one is thought to describe the earlier relationship in the person's life.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Renew, Rejoice and Rejuvenate, on Krishna's Birthday - Aug 24

Krishna is an epitome of perfection. He symbolizes selfless love, dharma, friendship and kindness. Ever playful, he shines like a sparkling diamond, inducing hope amongst human beings. His birthday is a special day and is celebrated with fervour and gaiety all over India. This is also one special festival which is very popular among children.
The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated as Janmashtami. In South India, it is celebrated as Krishnashtami or Krishna Jayanthi. Lord Krishna is the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu and was born during the Dwaapara Yuga (the iron age) that is 5000 years ago. During that time, the world was ruled by evil forces or adharma. Hence the divine incarnation had to take place in order to bring in righteousness in the world.
Lord Krishna was born on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the waning Moon in the Shravana month when the ruling star (nakshatra) of the day was Rohini. Lord Krishna's arrival signifies the elimination of demonic evil forces like angst and anxieties, apprehensions, fear, doubts within us. When the devotee sincerely prays to krishna, the divine appears in you and removes all the darkness and rays of everlasting hope flows in and divine renewal takes over.
During the Janmashtami day people undergo fasting and offer prayers to Lord Krishna during the evening and then break their fast. This fasting is done to terminate or control the activity of the senses and in turn this helps in the manifestation of the God as one's mind is constantly in the divine's thought.
Children are dear to Lord Krishna. Any help to children on this special day will help you to gain his blessings immensely. In particular, donating clothes to poor and needy children will get you the blessings of Krishna.
Pal Payasa Neivedhiyam - Offering of Milk Porridge to the Lord as prasad. This offering is done for all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu in order to make more money, attain a royal status and overcome the attacks of the demons)
Thirumudi Mala - This offering is done in order to regain the lost status and wealth and for Kariya Siddhi.
Vennai Neivedhiyam Vennai (butter) - is the most favorite dish of Lord Krishna. This offering is done in order to gain the divine blessings of the Lord.
Pattu Charthal - A yellow silk cloth is offered to Lord Krishna. This remedy gives great protection in all walks of life including safe guarding finances, wealth, health, reputation etc.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Palmistry: The Shape of the Hand

There are four general shapes of the hand, and these are related to the four elements of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water:
When considering the length of the palm:
When the vertical and horizontal measurements of the palm are approximately equal, it is considered a square palm.
A long palm is when its vertical measurement is longer than the horizontal measurement.
Fingers are considered long when the length of the middle finger is equal to or greater than three-quarters of the length (height) of the palm.
Fingers are considered short when the length of the middle finger is less than three-quarters of the length of the palm.
Air Hands are characterized by a square palm, long fingers, and thin, clear lines. These are the hands of intellectual and sociable people. They are often restless and in need of change and stimulation, mostly of the mental kind. As lovers, these people look for mental rapport above all else.
Earth Hands are characterized by a square palm, short fingers, strong or thick skin, and deep, clear, and straight lines. These are the hands of practical, down-to-earth people with strong vitality. They often have a strong connection to nature and the outdoors. As lovers, they are generally quite dependable and straightforward.
Fire Hands are characterized by long palms, short fingers, plentiful and prominent lines, and firm, warm skin. These are the hands of risk-takers and action-oriented people. As lovers, they are positive and confident, willing to take the lead.
Water Hands are characterized by long palms, long fingers, plenty of fine lines that are not always clear, and soft, damp skin. These hands indicate a creative, emotional person. As lovers, they are sensitive, vulnerable, a little naive, and focused on caring and being cared for.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Palmistry

Which Hand Should You Read?
One of the first questions people ask concerning palm reading is: Which hand do you look at? The answer is: Both, and It depends.
Students of palmistry distinguish between the active and passive hand. A right-handed person's active hand will be his or her right hand; and the left hand is considered the passive hand. Similarly, a left-handed person's active hand is the left hand; and his or her passive hand is the right hand.
Generally, the passive hand is read for inherited characteristics and potential.
Look to the active hand for changes to these inherited traits.
As a general rule, when the lines and markings on the active and passive hands are quite different, it shows a person who has actively worked toward self-development.
The Size of the Hand :
Remember to consider the size of the hand relative to the size of the body.
Generally, a large hand suggests a person who spends more time thinking than acting. A person with a relatively small hand is thought to be more active, spending less time thinking about what to do.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Some facts about Astrology

  • A search for astrology on google.com brings up nearly 2 million websites.
  • The Zodiac was originally a natural agricultural calendar that dated the sowing of crops, harvesting, etc. by the rising and setting of the stars (especially Sirius), and the Pleiades or other recognisable constellations.
  • The words, astrology and horoscope are the most searched topics on the Internet.
  • Seventy-five per cent of astrology readers are women.
  • There are 6,000-8,000 professional astrologers in the United States.
  • German astrologer, Frau Elsbeth Ebertin, was given Hitler's birth chart by a female fan in 1924. She accurately predicted that he would become Fuhrer.
  • Adolf Hitler is thought to have used an astrologer throughout the Second World War.
  • The practice of astrocartography looks at how you are affected by your geographical location. It is believed that, by comparing your birth chart to different areas in the world, the area where you will be most successful and happy can be determined.
  • Astrology is thought to be both a science and an art. It claims scientific status because it requires mathematics and an understanding of Astronomy. It is an art because interpretation is necessary to bring the different aspects together and formulate an idea of the individual's character traits and tendencies.
  • The Zodiac was originally a natural agricultural calendar that dated the sowing of crops, harvesting, etc. by the rising and setting of the stars (especially Sirius), and the Pleiades or other recognisable constellations.
  • Science presents many arguments against astrology. It is argued that your genetic characteristics are developed from conception and not birth. Astrologers, according to scientists, ignore matters such as the gravitational force of non-solar bodies e.g: asteroids and comets, the motion of the sun in respect to other stars and the wobble in the earth's rotation axis, which has by now shifted the sun signs by 1 or 2 constellations.

Friday, August 15, 2008

What is Jyotish, Vedic Astrology?

Jyotish is the most time-tested system of astrology in the world. The Sanskrit word is rooted in "jyoti" which means light, as the light of knowledge. Jyotish signifies the "science of light". In western countries, Jyotish is often referred to as Vedic, Indian, or Hindu astrology. Jyotish knowledge can be traced back to the Vedic civilization in northern Bharat (also known as India). Indeed, Jyotish is a part of the vedic sciptures -- many manuscripts and translations of which are available.
We use the sidereal (according to the stars) positions of the planets against the backdrop of the relatively-fixed stars in Jyotish -- just as one "sees them in the sky", as astronomers do, and as do more than 90 per cent of astrologers in the world.
This is the most important difference between Vedic and tropical astrology. Tropical astrologers base their zodiac on the equinoxes instead. The result is that the positions of the planets they calculate continues to change with respect to the stars.
The arithmetical difference between planetary positions calculated sidereally and tropically is a value for what is called the precession of the equinoxes, or the Ayanaunsh. Today, this difference is 23 degrees 49 minutes and 17 seconds according to the official government calculation.
Planetary positions in the sidereal and tropical systems coincide approximately every 26,000 years, the last such occasion being about the beginning of the Christian era.
In Jyotish, the positions of the planets and other significant points are calculated with respect to a person's, or event's, birth data. Essentially, these are the time, date and place of birth. The results are then used to calculate numerous charts and tables -- about a hundred in all. It is the job of the astrologer to study them simultaneously and derive useful information based on the rules of interpretation created by our ancient sage-scientists. This study of the charts, a synthesis of information, can typically take about 10-15 hours and includes a decision about what remedial actions can be taken to enhance the person's life -- spiritually and materially.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Uplift your health and emotions, this lunar eclipse-aug 17

In yet another celestial event this month, an eclipse of the Moon would occur on August 17 and would be visible in the country from 1.06 am to 4.14 am. The Lunar eclipse will be visible in India, throughout most of Asia, South America, Europe and Australia on August 17. Though the eclipse would be partial, over 80 per cent of the Moon's diameter would be covered by the darker shadow of the Earth at the time of the eclipse.
Stars that are afflicted due to the occurrence of the Lunar Eclipse are Mrigashira, Chitra, Dhanista, Shravana, Rohini, Hasta, Shatabhisha, Arudra and Swathi. People born under these birth stars should perform remedies on this day. Also people born under the Moon sign of Capricorn should perform remedies. People born on Saturdays and Sundays should also perform the remedies for their birth stars. The significance of performing these remedies is that people who are afflicted by the eclipse may suffer from health problems. Performance of these remedies can alleviate the negative influence.
It is important for people born under the stars mentioned above to perform archana to the Nakshatra Lingas consecrated at the famous temple in Thiruvotriyur. Offering of archanas and feeding poor people would ward off the maladies that could trouble people born under the afflicted stars.
Generally it is important for every one to perform Tarpan. This Lunar Eclipse is very powerful and it is recommended to perform Tarpan on both Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th. Performing tarpan for ancestors on Saturday helps you to earn good Karma as Saturn Karma. Moreover the Full Moon also falls on Saturday and it is the Day of Lunar eclipse. As per the Vedas, tarpan should be perfomed after the eclipses in order to appease the souls as it is during the Eclipse time these souls come to the earthplane.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two moons on 27th August


Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am.

It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lucky Stone / Gems : Hessonite

It is associated with planet Rahu. It should be worn after careful analysis of the horoscope chart otherwise it should not be worn. If it suits a person he can amass great wealth. It should be worn in panchadhatu (amalgam of five metals) or Gold or Silver.
It is a type of garnet. In best qualities it is of a reddish-orange-honey color. Honey color stones are also very effective. It is called as "gomedak" or "gomed".
The use of this stone increases creativity and good use of the imagination. It may also serve to increase the level of self-confidence and reduce the propensity to be fearful. It can also increase the awareness of a person’s subtle senses and increase ambition, which may also be for spiritual advancement.
Physically, it is said to help nervous disorders and such degenerative diseases as cancer. It may improve immune functions and counteract the harmful effects of radiation. Hessonite is said to help avert disasters and to protect against evil spirits. Supposedly it can prevent or avert insanity and protect from sudden misfortunes. It also has a reputation for giving great abilities in the sciences.Thosewho are working in Abroad or those who want to go Abroad this is the best Gem to fulfill their dreams.
Great care must be taken before wearing hessonite. It can cause many problems to become magnified in persons who wear it without proper prescription. Its source countries are Africa, Burma and Sri Lanka.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lucky Stone / Gems : Emerald

It is connected with planet Mercury. The metal it is associated with is gold. It rules over central nervous system, lungs and skin. It can be worn by those whose ascendant is Taurus, Gemini, Leo and Virgo. It is to be worn in little finger.
Emerald jewelry is said to strengthen the nerves and, on the physical side, to purify the blood. Emeralds increase the flow of positive life-energy and are used by healers to further increase their own abilities to heal the body and mind. Like hessonite and ruby rings, emerald rings and pendants should be designed so the gem is in contact with the body.
Emerald is also recommended for strengthening the planet Mercury, which increases the powers of communication. Obviously this is important and necessary for business people and those in the various fields of communication, be they writers, speakers, or entertainers. Most people would further agree that our quality of communication is 90% of the determination to succeed in whatever endeavor we may wish to undertake.
Emeralds generally have many imperfections and most jewelers would say that these flaws insure a "natural" stone. For healing purposes even emeralds should be fairly "clear" to the eye. Some imperfections are not harmful nor impede the stone’s vibration and an experienced planetary gemologist knows which are or aren’t permissible.
Sources of emerald are South America, most notably Colombia and Brazil, Africa (Zambian and Tanzanian are best), India, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Russia.
Green tourmaline is the best substitute for emerald although the potency is somewhat lesser than the primary stone emerald

Friday, August 8, 2008

Varalakshmi Pooja

In the Hindu pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, Lakshmi occupies a key position as a giver of wealth and happiness to human beings. One of the most important pooja performed during this month for Goddess Lakshmi is called as Varalakshmi Pooja. Varalakshmi is considered to represent all Lakshmi's and hence offering prayers to her could be very beneficial to you. Generally this day falls on the Friday of the Shukla paksha(Waxing Moon) of Shravana month each year. However this year, Varalakshmi Pooja will be performed on 15th August 2008.
It is believed that the by performing this pooja you are blessed with true wealth which not only includes money but all aspects which enrich human life. Varalakshmi blesses you with monetary benefits(Dhanam), food and grains(Dhanyam), good health(Arokya), wealth and property(Sampath), virtuous offsprings (Santhanam) and long life for your husband (Deerka Sumangali Bakkyam).
It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean of milk during this day. As the name Varalakshmi goes by, it is interpreted in two different ways. The first interpretation is that Vara means boon and Varalakshmi means Goddess Lakshmi who grants the boons. The second interpretation is that Goddess Lakshmi is welcomed and received inside the houses with great honor to bless and grant boons.
Legend behind Varalakshmi Pooja:
It is said that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati played a game of dice. Lord Shiva kept claiming to have won. But Parvati knew otherwise. There arose a dispute between the two with regard to the winner. But she called a Gana, Chitramani to mediate and settle the matter.
Chitramani confirmed that Lord Shiva won the game. Goddess Parvati got angry with the verdict and she accused Chitramani of lying. Lord Shiva knew that Chitramani did not lie but had told the truth. Goddess Parvati was not convinced and she cursed Chitramani, to suffer from leprosy and be born on the earthplane as a lepor.
When Lord Siva convinced Goddess Parvati, she granted him the boon that if Gana, Chitramani was able to participate or perform the Varalakshmi Pooja, he would be cured from leprosy and would be relieved of the curse. Wandering a lot finally Chitramani was able to participate in the Varalakshmi pooja performed by a group of celestial angels. Thus he was cured of his leprosy. Since then the Varalakshmi Pooja has been performed every year.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Full Moon

What happens at the full Moon?:
The Full Moon is a culmination, a peak, and many people notice a spike in exuberance and activity at this time. The Sun and Moon are in opposite signs, and the qualities of both signs in which they fall are lit up with a current running between them.
What are some ways to engage with the Full Moon?: If you've set intentions on the new Moon, the full Moon is the time for releasing them out to spirit. You might like to meditate on the new Moon intentions as the Moon grows brighter, adding power to them with your focus. The waxing Moon is a building up of energy, and a great time to cultivate something new in your life.
How does this work exactly?:
The key to working with planetary energies is understanding that you're a part of it all, too. As the Sun and Moon move through the signs, a forcefield of energy is cast down, engaging with your own unique astrological blueprint. In other words, "May the force be with you," and may you also Be with the force.
Staying intimately connected to this cosmic dance allows you to tune into subtle shifts and changes. Our intuitive selves experience these through dream images, spirit guidance, and soul yearnings. You go beyond awareness of your known self, so you can experience your spirit self and its possibilities.
What are intentions?: Intentions are like wishes you send out, but you've got to take an active part in making them happen. You can call it a prayer, too. Whether we know it or not, we all have intentions, sometimes unconcious, that shape our experience. When you set intentions consciously, it makes you more present to the moment, able to jump on opportunities, cultivate contacts, and recognize divine serendipity.
Preparing for the full Moon.: Each full Moon has a different intuitive feel, and any ritual you do could draw on the essence of the sign. As it approaches, you might gather photos, found objects, meaningful totems and place them with your intentions in a prominent place.
Time to Celebrate: The full Moon often casts an exuberant vibe, making it a great time to have a party. This also opens the door for meaningful people to step into your life. But keep in mind that it can be intense, too. There's a reason why more patrolmen are sent out on full Moons! Take time to honor yourself in some way for any steps you took since the new Moon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Maha Sankata Chaturthi

Humanity is faced with numerous obstacles every day. Right from the basic needs like food, education, shelter to other material needs like money, relationship, health it is a constant struggle. You are caught in a whirlpool from which recovery looks difficult. Only Lord Ganesha can break those obstacles and bring relief to you in all spheres of your life.
Lord Ganesha symbolizes highest intelligence and divinity. He has five hands which symbolizes Antakarana which include Mind, Intellect (Buddhi), Ego(Ahamakara) and Chitta. Along with these four, he possesses the true divine intelligence and can help humanity cross the ocean of life. For any material or spiritual pursuit, Lord Ganesha shares his blessings with his devotees who pray to him sincerely.
Maha Sankata Chaturthi which falls on Aug 20 is a very auspicious day to offer prayers, rituals to Lord Ganesha. It is said that breaking coconuts on this day will shatter your obstacles to smithereens.
Performing Ganesha Homas on Maha Sankata Chaturthi can be very good for general prosperity and for gaining the will power to take on life's challenges. This is done by fasting from early morning and then breaking the fast in the evening/ night after sighting the Moon's crescent. You can chant simple mantras on Lord Ganesha as per your convenience throughout the day.

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