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Maha Navaratri 2017 :: Nine Nights of the Goddess

Maha Navaratri 2017 begins today! In this important Hindu holiday, we celebrate the Goddess through "the great nine nights" (nav = nine, ratri = night). This festival will run through September 30th, the first ten days of this new lunar cycle. Goddess, Devi, Shakti,...

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New Moon in Virgo :: Navaratri + Many Planetary Shifts

New Moon in Virgo The new lunar cycle begins Tuesday, September 19th, at 10:30 pm PDT, with Sun and Moon in sidereal Virgo. After a couple of months full of a lot of emotion and fire with many planets (and eclipses!) in Cancer and Leo, we have a chance to ground out a...

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Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra

Title Photo by Martina Hoffman Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra The Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha nakshatra is happening tonight! The Moon reaches peak fullness at 12:03 am (just after midnight) Pacific time on September 6th, in the middle of...

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Great American Eclipse – Power Shifts

Where & When The Total Solar Eclipse coming this Monday, August 21st, 2017, will cast a shadow over the Sun, obscuring it from view from coast to coast across the United States. The map below (from timeanddate.com where you can see a video visual of the eclipse path)...

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Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Wake-up Calls!

Title Photo: "Howling at the Moon," by Paree. The Moon will reach peak fullness for this cycle in sidereal Capricorn on August 7th, at 11:11 am PDT, shortly before the partial lunar eclipse reaches fullness at 11:20 am. The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa,...

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Cancer Moon Cycle Leads us into Powerful Eclipses

Cancer Moon Cycle The New Moon cycle in Cancer begins at 2:46 am PDT on Sunday, July 23rd. The Moon, Sun, and Mars will all come together near 7 degrees of sidereal Cancer, in the Vedic nakshatra known as Pushya, “the nourisher.” This month will be a time to allow...

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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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New Years FULL MOON

New Years Full Moon Many blessings for the new year, astrology lovers! This lunar cycle will peak with a full Moon at 17° sidereal Gemini, on January 1st at 6:24 pm PST. On both December 31st and January 1st the Moon will wax into fullness, fully reflecting the light of the Sagittarian Sun onto Earth, as we step into 2018. New Years Challenge: Look at the Sky! Now I know that some of you are already very familiar with Vedic astrology (jyotish, the science of light) and the sidereal zodiac, but...

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New Moon in Virgo :: Navaratri + Many Planetary Shifts

New Moon in Virgo The new lunar cycle begins Tuesday, September 19th, at 10:30 pm PDT, with Sun and Moon in sidereal Virgo. After a couple of months full of a lot of emotion and fire with many planets (and eclipses!) in Cancer and Leo, we have a chance to ground out a...

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Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra

Title Photo by Martina Hoffman Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha Nakshatra The Full Moon in Aquarius in Shatabisha nakshatra is happening tonight! The Moon reaches peak fullness at 12:03 am (just after midnight) Pacific time on September 6th, in the middle of...

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Great American Eclipse – Power Shifts

Where & When The Total Solar Eclipse coming this Monday, August 21st, 2017, will cast a shadow over the Sun, obscuring it from view from coast to coast across the United States. The map below (from timeanddate.com where you can see a video visual of the eclipse path)...

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Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, and Wake-up Calls!

Title Photo: "Howling at the Moon," by Paree. The Moon will reach peak fullness for this cycle in sidereal Capricorn on August 7th, at 11:11 am PDT, shortly before the partial lunar eclipse reaches fullness at 11:20 am. The eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa,...

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Cancer Moon Cycle Leads us into Powerful Eclipses

Cancer Moon Cycle The New Moon cycle in Cancer begins at 2:46 am PDT on Sunday, July 23rd. The Moon, Sun, and Mars will all come together near 7 degrees of sidereal Cancer, in the Vedic nakshatra known as Pushya, “the nourisher.” This month will be a time to allow...

read more

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...

read more

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...

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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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