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Guru Purnima – Full Moon in Sagittarius

Guru Purnima - Full Moon in Sagittarius Each year, the full Moon in the Hindu month of Ashadha is dedicated to celebrating our gurus. This year’s Guru Purnima falls on the night of July 8th in North America and India, with the Moon reaching peak fullness at 9:07 pm...

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New Moon in Ardra Nakshatra

The new lunar cycle begins tonight at 7:31 pm PDT. This dark Moon night finds four planets in the Vedic nakshatra called Ardra, located within the Gemini section of the sky. This nakshatra is actually located at the star Betelguese (also known as Alpha Orionis), a red...

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Saturn Backs into Scorpio – Last Time for 27 Years

Saturn is transiting back into sidereal Scorpio tomorrow, June 22nd. The coming months will be Saturn’s last visit to Scorpio for the next 27 years. The last three years, during his transit here, have been a pivotal junction for many, and have helped us to orient...

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Jupiter Direct in Virgo

Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since February 5th, and comes to a stop today before beginning direct motion again for the rest of the year. Over the last few months his apparent backwards motion has made us rethink our values and philosophy, as well as our...

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Scorpio Full Moon

The Full Moon in Scorpio is coming on Friday! Fullest waxing Moon is tonight, as the purnima Moon phase culminates at 6:10am P.D.T. tomorrow, June 9th. I spent the week on retreat at my satguru’s ashram in northern California, and many of the lessons reflected the...

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A Fertile New Moon in His Favorite Sign

It's no surprise that Rohini is known as the Moon's favorite nakshatra, it's one of mine as well. This Thursday, May 25th, at 12:45 pm PDT, the exalted Moon will join the Sun in the middle of Taurus, in Rohini nakshatra. We can give thanks for a warmer and cheerier...

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Full Moon in Libra – Balancing Our Power with Compromise

Tonight brings the fullest waxing Moon of this cycle! (The Moon actually reaches peak fullness tomorrow May 10th at 2:43 pm PDT, but by Wednesday night it will technically be waning.) This full Moon falls at the end of sidereal Libra, opposite the still-exalted Sun in...

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Healing New Moon in Aries + Akshaya Tritiya

Healing New Moon in Aries + Akshaya Tritiya This Wednesday brings a new Moon cycle, starting us off with the energy of Aries and the Vedic nakshatra of Ashwini. The Sun and Moon coincide on the dark night of Tuesday, April 25th, with the waxing lunar cycle beginning...

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Virgo Full Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, and Retrograde Slowdown

Virgo Full Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, and Retrograde Slowdown Title Photo Credit: "01 The Solar System PIA10231, mod02" by Image Editor, C.C. 2.0. This Monday, April 10th brings the purnima full moon phase under a mass of retrograde planets. The Moon reaches peak fullness...

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Wait, I thought the Moon was in … ? :: Two Zodiacs

Two Zodiacs by Somya Devi Almost every month I get a few responses to my blog or newsletter with people telling me I have gotten it wrong stating where the full Moon is. “It’s not in Pisces, it’s in Aries! That’s what my moon calendar says and that’s what all the other astrologers say.” What people don’t realize is that I am approaching astrology from the Vedic tradition, called Jyotish, “the science of light,” commonly called Vedic or Hindu astrology. Most Vedic astrologers,...

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New Moon in Ardra Nakshatra

The new lunar cycle begins tonight at 7:31 pm PDT. This dark Moon night finds four planets in the Vedic nakshatra called Ardra, located within the Gemini section of the sky. This nakshatra is actually located at the star Betelguese (also known as Alpha Orionis), a red...

read more

Saturn Backs into Scorpio – Last Time for 27 Years

Saturn is transiting back into sidereal Scorpio tomorrow, June 22nd. The coming months will be Saturn’s last visit to Scorpio for the next 27 years. The last three years, during his transit here, have been a pivotal junction for many, and have helped us to orient...

read more

Jupiter Direct in Virgo

Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since February 5th, and comes to a stop today before beginning direct motion again for the rest of the year. Over the last few months his apparent backwards motion has made us rethink our values and philosophy, as well as our...

read more

Scorpio Full Moon

The Full Moon in Scorpio is coming on Friday! Fullest waxing Moon is tonight, as the purnima Moon phase culminates at 6:10am P.D.T. tomorrow, June 9th. I spent the week on retreat at my satguru’s ashram in northern California, and many of the lessons reflected the...

read more

A Fertile New Moon in His Favorite Sign

It's no surprise that Rohini is known as the Moon's favorite nakshatra, it's one of mine as well. This Thursday, May 25th, at 12:45 pm PDT, the exalted Moon will join the Sun in the middle of Taurus, in Rohini nakshatra. We can give thanks for a warmer and cheerier...

read more

Full Moon in Libra – Balancing Our Power with Compromise

Tonight brings the fullest waxing Moon of this cycle! (The Moon actually reaches peak fullness tomorrow May 10th at 2:43 pm PDT, but by Wednesday night it will technically be waning.) This full Moon falls at the end of sidereal Libra, opposite the still-exalted Sun in...

read more

Healing New Moon in Aries + Akshaya Tritiya

Healing New Moon in Aries + Akshaya Tritiya This Wednesday brings a new Moon cycle, starting us off with the energy of Aries and the Vedic nakshatra of Ashwini. The Sun and Moon coincide on the dark night of Tuesday, April 25th, with the waxing lunar cycle beginning...

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Virgo Full Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, and Retrograde Slowdown

Virgo Full Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, and Retrograde Slowdown Title Photo Credit: "01 The Solar System PIA10231, mod02" by Image Editor, C.C. 2.0. This Monday, April 10th brings the purnima full moon phase under a mass of retrograde planets. The Moon reaches peak fullness...

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Emotional New Moon with Venus, and the Month Ahead

Emotional New Moon with Venus, and the Month Ahead This Sunday to Monday brings in a dark Moon phase that leads into a new lunar cycle on March 27th (7:57 pm PDT). This powerful cycle will begin with the Sun, Moon, and a retrograde and exalted Venus in Uttara...

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