Ostara/ Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse / Hanuman Jayanti : Red Shift!

How to restore equilibrium between a  Solar and Lunar Eclipse

We are navigating through two eclipses in a row, from the 20 March 2015 Spring Equinox / New Moon – Full Solar Eclipse  to the 5th April Easter/ Passover  and Hanuman Jayanti 4th April ( Birthday of Hanuman – the monkey god)  / Full Moon Lunar Eclipse! This also corresponds to an important transition from Winter to Spring. Eclipses are events of  cosmic/planetary alignment when the power of the emotional mind ( represented by the Moon ) is amplified , hence we can be affected by becoming highly sensitive and confused.  How to stay grounded in times of great activation ? By simply remaining anchored in the power of our true nature, that is essentially Prana / the inherent intelligence of all living being.

Hanuman JAyanti/ Blood Moon Lunar Eclispe/ Easter
Hanuman JAyanti/ Blood Moon Lunar Eclispe/ Easter

I have found the answer to this question by reflecting on the beautiful myth of how Hanuman ( little Anjaneya) got his name. This story is told in the epic Ramayana. Continue reading “Ostara/ Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse / Hanuman Jayanti : Red Shift!”

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The Light of Devotion. Full Moon Guru Poornima!

The first full Moon after the longest day of the year – Summer Solstice –  is celebrated as Guru Poornima.

It is a special day when all spiritual aspirants and devotees in India and around the world are grateful for the sage Vyasa ,that represents the first  Guru as he edited the four Vedas and other divine scriptures, and their respective gurudevs ( spiritual teachers , enlightened masters). It is a time for paying respect to one’s teachers with meditation, chanting and prayers. Alternative ways of celebrating are observing the vow of silence and studying the books  or writings of your Guru, or mentally reflecting upon his teachings. It is a good time to begin your spiritual lessons. Traditionally,  spiritual seekers commence to intensify their spiritual ‘sadhana’ from this  day.

Sage Vyasa dictates the scriptures to Ganesha

The Guru ( literally  means one who leads “from darkness to light”) is a spiritual preceptor whose teachings enlighten us in the journey of life.  Our very first Guru is our Mother, that has literally taken us from the darkness of the womb into the light of existence as human beings. Continue reading “The Light of Devotion. Full Moon Guru Poornima!”