I hope you’re having a good month so far, and I hope Jupiter’s transit through Pisces has brought you an abundance of optimism and cheer. This newsletter will cover the two upcoming eclipses, but first, I have something really exciting to announce… Jyotish classes!
I’ve always felt that knowing Vedic Astrology was a huge gift, and I’ve wanted to share as much as I can. It’s an open secret amongst Vedic Astrologers that the act of giving a reading is cleansing to both the client and the astrologer. Over the years, I’ve had readings where I’ve felt a very bright light temporarily turn on in my mind, and other readings where I’ve felt a fiery heat well up in my spine, to the point where I’m sometimes drenched in perspiration by the end of the reading. As I apply the Jyotish techniques in a reading, I’ve always felt like there’s something else happening, something that I don’t yet fully understand.
I’ve always wanted to share these experiences with more people, and this course is my way of doing so. It is a very practical course that teaches you how to read charts, enabling you to give readings in a short amount of time. It combines the knowledge in the Jyotish texts with my own experience giving readings, and guides you to apply these very ancient techniques in a modern context. So, whether you’re a future professional Vedic Astrologer, or you’re a spiritual seeker wanting to learn more about the eye of the Vedas, or you’re just wanting to decipher for yourself the mysterious connection between the heavens with your life, I think you’ll really like this course. For more information, please tap here. Oh, and Class 1 is free, please check that out here if you’re interested.
Okay so now, onto the eclipses! In general, eclipses are not a good time to start something new, but are really useful for spiritual endeavors. This is true especially for the 3 days before and after the eclipse, and is also true regardless on whether you can see the eclipse or not. In addition to this, eclipses can affect certain individuals for up to 6 months if it occurs over a prominent place in their birth chart. To learn more about eclipses, please click here.
The first eclipse takes place on April 30th, from 2:45PM to 6:38PM EDT (May 1st 4:45AM to 8:38AM in Melbourne). This is a partial solar eclipse, visible in parts of South America:
This eclipse is taking place in a constellation called Bharani Nakshatra, a constellation all about removing things that are no longer useful. The Shakti or energy of Bharani is the power to carry things away, and the constellation is ruled by Yama, the god of death, the celestial being that brings our souls to the next world after we die.
Because of all this symbolism, if you have anything in your life that is longer serving you, you can harness the energies that are present in this eclipse and let them go. A good example of this in action is Carl Jung, who has his Moon in Bharani - he used the energies of Bharani to help his patients let go of their suffering. With the light of the Sun partially obscured during this solar eclipse, you can see the darker areas of your energy body, and release any emotions that are causing blocks inside you.
The second eclipse takes place on May 15th, from 9:32PM to 2:50AM EDT (May 16th 11:32AM to 4:50PM in Melbourne). This is a total lunar eclipse, visible in most of the Americas, Africa, and Western Europe:
This eclipse is taking place in the first Drekkana of Scorpio, whose image is a beautiful, naked woman without jewelry, who has serpents coiled around her feet. She is displaced from her native land, and has reached a shore after a voyage across a great ocean. This image symbolizes the desire of someone who has nothing. The woman has no clothes, no jewelry, and has no friends or family - she has just been displaced from her home. It’s a Drekkana of very intense desires, of like a primordial hunger that’s impossible to satisfy. Consequently, this eclipse is a great time to reflect on your own desires, and find productive and helpful ways to channel them into the world.
That’s it from me for now, and I hope these eclipses bring you deep spiritual experiences,
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