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Category Archives: Jyotish

Eclipses: As above, so below

Yogis understand Sun and Moon as energies that regulate prana, the life force as it shapes itself into the physical body of bones and blood as well as the subtle body of expanding auras of consciousness. Sun and Moon—pingala and ida, male and female, day and night, Shiva and Shakti—represent the fundamental duality of existence. Read More…

As the Old Order Breaks Down

The veils began thinning months ago. At midsummer, Sun commences his journey southward. Darkness slowly increases, imperceptibly at first, obscured by the exuberance and heat of summer. Dakshinayana, the dark half of the year, begins when Sun enters Cancer, around July 15th, according to the sidereal zodiac of Vedic Astrology. The season for solitude, for Read More…

When God Becomes Nine

Steeped in myth and metaphor, Indian cosmology arises out of the profoundest insights of spiritual masters from an ancient civilisation we understand only vaguely. These were not ordinary minds. The rishis and sages of pre-Vedic India lived in unbroken harmony with the cycles of nature, their awareness diffusive, intimately attuned to the mathematical precision at Read More…

Caught in the Serpent of Time

Expect the unexpected, because as Bob Dylan sang back in the 1960’s, ‘the times they are-a- changin’. Only what’s happening now is perhaps an even more radical historical shift. Once this pandemic recedes, the world will emerge reconfigured—similar to what happened after each of the two world wars of the twentieth century, and similar to Read More…

Extraordinary Happenings

2020 changed the world  . . . and it’s not over yet! A dramatic finale is lining up in the heavens, promising more transformation for 2021. Before the end of the year, we have a total solar eclipse happening precisely at the most sensitive degree of the zodiac, an exact conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, Read More…

The Key to Diwali 2020

Wishing you a Happy Diwali, dear friend! May this Festival of Lights illuminate your heart with the light of a Thousand Suns!  Endless rows of flickering candles recall that light Divine. It is the ultimate blessing of Diwali, the spiritual wealth that never diminishes. Diwali expresses itself through numerous worldly signs, all of them pointing to Read More…

Strengthening Guru

Guru means dispeller of darkness, and the yoga tradition makes clear that every aspirant on the spiritual path needs a guru. It does not specify, however, what form that guru should take. The Holy Mountain of Arunachala, a form of Lord Shiva, was guru to the great saint, Sri Ramana Maharshi. In Sanskrit, Jupiter is Read More…

Why Time Matters

Irish clients bring me extra challenge!  Not always, of course—and the charm, warmth and spiritual sincerity more than compensates. But the fact is, lots of you dear Irish (particularly of a certain age) haven’t a clue about your birth time. And despite your best detective work, nothing comes clear. Your birth time doesn’t exist in Read More…

For Summer Solstice . . . Yoga or Bhoga?

A few days ago, I received an email from Easy Jet announcing they were back in the air. Good news, from so many points of view. Yet the declaration hit me wrong, triggering a wave of sadness that stayed with me for hours. “Where will you fly to first? the headline enticed, implying a line Read More…

The Lessons of Venus

Fairy Tales suggest that true love lasts forever, but they never show us how. Once the Prince kisses Sleeping Beauty or finds the beautiful maiden whose tiny foot fits the glass slipper, wedding bells ring out over the kingdom and the story is over—with the assumption that “happily ever after” depends solely upon the right Read More…