Monday, January 4, 2010

January 15, 2010 Solar Eclipse

This is a Dragon’s Head Solar Eclipse which brings power and strength. Now is the time to push through any obstacles. You will see you life expand from the energy pouring in but it may take you a few years to manifest it all.
A Solar eclipse is about planting new seeds, new projects and reaching out for new experiences. Send out your intention of what you want to manifest over the next six months. A Solar Eclipse always occurs during a New Moon and New Moons are important because they bring in new, fresh energy. Solar Eclipses tend to relate to sudden events that disrupt our day to day functioning; they are the crisis that seems to come out of nowhere and that suddenly demand all of our conscious attention and focus. They tend to stir things up on a physical and conscious level much more than Lunar Eclipses.

This Solar Eclipse is ruled by Venus and Saturn; we could see some ceremonies regarding the marriage of royalty or state funerals. It could mean the death of a well-known person. Because this eclipse is in the earth sign of Capricorn we may hear of financial problems, recessions, drought, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other earth changes in the news.


Astrology is as old as Vedas themselves. The Vedas which are the sacred Hindu scriptures, embody eternal knowledge. Strict moral and spiritual practices along with the deep study are prerequisities to understand the essence of Vedas. To the uninitiated, the Vedas might appear as nothing more than ritualistic oblations to air, water and thunder etc. Deep truths, however begin to unfold to the true seeker as his search goes on.

In time of yore, sincere seekers of truth and knowledge in India used to spend years and years at the feet of their 'gurus', learning the meaning hidden in Vedas. In order to decipher what lies concealed in Vedas, a study of certain subjects is considered a prerequisite. These subjects are called the 'Vedangas' or the body organs of the Vedas. There are six such vedangas. They are :
(A) Shiksha : Which deals with the understanding of the Vedic 'Varanas', 'Swaras' and Mantras, and thus with the technique of correct pronunciation.
(B) Chhanda : Dealing with the appropriate lyrical utterance of the Vedic 'Suktas'.
(C) Vyakarana : Expouding the grammatical aspects of the language.
(D) Nirukta : Which explains the difficult words, 'padas' and 'mantras'.
(E) Kalpa : Dealing with the understanding of Sutras and the use of Mantras, hence concerned with the ritualistic aspects of the Vedas.
(F) Jyotisha or Astrology : Of the body called the Vedas, astrology represents the 'eyes' with its capacity to see the past, the present and the future. Astrology is considered as the most important of the Vedangas.

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