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Theory: Svarbhanu’s True Motive 0

Theory: Svarbhanu’s True Motive

Perhaps Svarbhanu, the Raksasa Asura who attempted (and succeeded) at partaking of the amrita, the nectar of immortality, didn’t actually want immortality, but rather undefeatable power and prowess, as found in the Kundalini energy...

Through the Veil 0

Filters & Veils

I don’t know what the accepted technical term is, but I’ve always called it a “filter.” It limits your intake of external stimulus and blocks consciousness of deep undercurrents of thought and self-awareness. It protects...

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The Magic of Silent Mantra

“The mind must be withdrawn from the sensory centers in the head and allowed to dive deep within until it reaches the base of the spine, where the power of the Goddess is held...

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United States: The Third Rāhu Mahādaśā

The Mahādaśā cycle is said to repeat every 120 years. In a recent video, Dr. Robert Svoboda mentions that the United States is currently in it’s third Rāhu Mahādaśā. If this is accurate, that...

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February 2017 Lunar Eclipse in Āśleṣā

Our first lunar eclipse of 2017 occurs on the evening of Friday, February 10 for most of us in the western hemisphere and on February 11 for many in the eastern hemisphere. The eclipse,...

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2017 Śani Vakri (Retrograde) & Gandanta

Today Śani (Saturn) entered Dhanus (Sagittarius). In recognition of the significance of this change of signs, which will actually happen twice this year, I wanted to publish this article to touch on what the great...

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2017 Planetary Conjunctions

Eleven significant conjunctions will occur in 2017. Start-of-Year Yutis The year starts out with Sūrya and backpedalling Budha yuti in Dhanus (Sagittarius). This yuti ends on January 14 with Sūrya’s entry into … (Capricorn)....

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Kalki as Collective Consciousness

​Lord Visnu has been persisting in my, and others’, attention lately. His essence seems to be very much in the current. Over the past few days I’ve been finding myself having “eureka” moments about...

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The 2016 Presidential Election

Many astrologers are trying to dissect the 2016 Presidential election in the United States. Here’s what was in the sky on election day. No planets were in apparent retrograde motion. Planet:Sun Sign:Tula Degrees:22°25′48″ Nakshatra:Vishakha...

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Super Full Moon in Kṛttikā

What’s particularly strong about the Moon today is that it’s (we’re) experiencing the Nakṣatra of Kṛttikā, Ma Durga’s asterism. The Pleiades star cluster of Kṛttikā are the seven wives of the Saptarishi of Skanda...