Mantras

Mantras

“Mantra” is a Sanskrit word meaning “a tool for the mind.” Mantras can be very powerful if you are looking to deepen your meditation practice. The idea of a mantra is to connect you with a higher consciousness, deepening and broadening your mind and effects of...
“Time” according to Ayurveda

“Time” according to Ayurveda

Do you find yourself having a hard time adjusting when daylight saving time begins or ends? Our internal clocks differ greatly from the clock on our wrists or our nightstands. The amount of light in the day dictates this mostly. In winter, there are less daylight...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 29 – Apr. 5

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 29 – Apr. 5

Saturn aspects Venus, Mar. 30             Venus is beauty and comfort. When Venus goes to work, as seen in its masculine sign Libra, you find a shopkeeper or a salesperson in the busy downtown scene of a city. These people deal in abstract values, such as fashion,...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Jupiter in Dhaniṣṭhā             Jupiter has moved away from Saturn into the next nakshatra, Dhaniṣṭhā, where Jupiter will stay until May 21. Dhaniṣṭhā literally means wealthy and complete. To the rishis and sages, wealth was a state of being moreso than a title based...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar.15–Mar. 22

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar.15–Mar. 22

Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 15-16 Moon in Aśvinī Aum̐ aśvinīkumārābhyāṁ namaḥ “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Love this quote by Viktor...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, 3/8–3/15

Vedic Astrology Forecast, 3/8–3/15

Maha Siva Ratri, Thursday, Mar. 11             Maha Siva Ratri is a festival dedicated to the Lord Shiva, the cosmic creator and destroyer. Common practice is to stay up the whole night chanting mantras for Shiva, and offering fresh seasonal foods to Shiva. A Shiva...