The study of the nine planets, called Navagraha, is important as it is believed that the Navagrahas have a major influence in our lives. We offer mantras and perform pujas to the Navagrahas, especially in times of obstacles or deciding the timing of major events in our lives, such as marriage, moving to a new home, or attending a job interview.
Rahu is considered a malefic planet. He is extremely feared because he rules over the knowledge derived from the senses, the tanmatras, known as: sight, sound, smell, taste, and feeling. Having authority there, he creates insatiable desires and extreme emotions.
Worshiping Rahu lessens the delusion of materialism and puts us on the path of righteousness ...read more
In Vedic astrology, anyone born under Shani's (Saturn) influence is feared to have bad luck, but Shani Dev is often misunderstood.
As spiritual aspirants, we come to realize that Shani is actually a friend rather than an enemy. ...read more
Shukra (Venus) is the planet of the subtle body. He blesses us with the fruits of our labor, has authority over all attributes and talents, and is the cause of love, attachment, and affection. It is no wonder that Shukra is revered in the material world.
Worshiping Shukra brings love, harmony, ...read more
Brihaspati, or Jupiter, is one of the most auspicious and beneficial planets.
He is the form of the Guru and the form of Lord Shiva. He bestows the highest wisdom and holds the key to liberation. Learn to enhance your wisdom through worship of ... read more
A strong memory, excellent communications skills, and a joyful, childlike nature are the special characteristics of one whose astrological chart has Mercury (Budha) in a position of strength.
Recapture these special qualities - learn Budha's Mantra....read more
Learn how to obtain strength and courage through the worship of Mangal (Mars) in Astrology Chapter 7.
While the Sun creates and the Moon dwells within, Mangal is the great protector, defending against both internal and external enemies. ...read more
The position of the Moon is the next most influential aspect of the astrological chart, second only to the Sun.
Learn the five divine qualities, or tendencies, of individuals born with a strong Moon in their astrological chart. Put into practice a special mantra to the Moon to attract these divine qualities! ...read more
In astrology, the Sun, also called Surya or Ravi, is known as the Supreme Deity and Supreme Consciousness.
In this Chapter, we review the divine qualities of the Sun, how it contrasts to Shani (Saturn), and how the placement of the Sun in the birth chart impacts our nature.
The Sun has several divine virtues. ...read more
What are the characteristics of an individual who is no longer impacted by the planets?
Those who can move with the great energy of the universe and accomplish extraordinary things are no longer impacted by the planets. They serve as a Mother or a Father to all of humanity. ...read more
The Navagraha Deepam (lamp) is lit in the puja room of our house to inspire positive vibrations. It brings prosperity, good health, peace of mind, and courage.
In this lamp, Lord Surya (Sanskrit: सुर्य, surya), the Sun, occupies the center place, and is surrounded by the other Grahas (plantets). Lord Surya is the source of life in our Solar System and represents the Light of Wisdom who dispels our darkness. ...read more
We experience the effects of the planets in all of our actions. Sometimes, the effects of the planets do not favor the desired outcome. Mitigate planetary influences and change the course of your destiny through practicing these three steps. ...read more
The Astrology scriptures have such infinitely deep wisdom that, whoever has fully disciplined conscious awareness, can understand the deepest meanings of the heart.
Those who have faith in the scriptures and who perform strict spiritual disciplines, can be privileged to have authority over this wisdom....read more
By means of the Astrology scriptures, we can make our life journey with the understanding of where the path will be more difficult, where there may be obstacles, and what to expect in order to avoid surprises along the way.
In this way, the Astrology Scriptures illuminate the darkness along our individual paths....read more