Take time this month to be kind and loving!
According to Vedic Astrology, we are in the final days of the Sun in Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. From May 13th to June 13th we will be in the second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love. So while the Sun is in Taurus this month, it is a great time for all of us to express what is in our heart and be kind and loving.
Mick Jagger has a Taurus ascendant, Angelina Jolie has the Sun in Taurus, and Brigitte Bardot has the Moon in Taurus.
Happy Birthday to all the Taurians!
Mars in Capricorn
Another important transit to be aware of this month is Mars, the planet of personal power, is now exalted in the sign Capricorn, and will be until November 3rd. Capricorn corresponds to the characteristics of the 10th House of the Astrology chart: work, responsibility, karma yoga, and reaching the heights of personal achievement. So, use this time to create a strategy for success and follow it to completion. In Western astrology, Capricorn is symbolized by the goat, which, through slow and steady effort, reaches the highest mountain peak.
The Girdle of Venus is one of the most auspicious signs in the hand. It forms an arc at the top of the palm that it is said to reflect a permanent smile stamped on our hearts.
That smile expresses our "Superstar" self; it tells us that we are being loving, kind and creative - that we are sharing the best of us with the rest of the world. That is why you find the Girdle of Venus in the hands of artists who truly inspire others through the beauty of their work, as well as humanitarians who inspire people through their devotion to humankind.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Girdle of Venus in the hands of Mozart, Michelangelo or Mother Teresa.
Did you know that, according to Vedic philosophy, each day of the week represents a particular planet?
Did you also know that each day is represented by a particular color that vibrates with the energy of that planet?
Wearing the Color of the Day puts you in sync with the qualities of that day's planet.
This month, we will focus on the mantra, a repeated word, phrase or sound that promotes a deeper level of reflection, concentration or meditation.
Chanting or listening to a mantra soothes the nervous system, directs our mind towards positive thinking, and neutralizes negative energies. This promotes a peaceful state of mind and a more joyful life.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
The Maha Mrityunjaya is the mantra of Lord Shiva-the force behind all transformation and growth. The power and majesty of Maha Mrityunjaya releases our consciousness from the limiting patterns of thought and behavior.
This mantra is particularly helpful when we need strength to meet a challenge, attain a goal or clear energy blockages interfering with our wellbeing.
If you would like to chant along, here are the words:
Aum Treeum bakum Yajaw mahay
Sugundin Pushtee wardha nam
Urwa rookameeva Bandanan
Mrityor mokshiya Mamritat
It is most effective to repeat this mantra 108 times.
If that is not possible, try chanting it in multiples of 9, for example 9, 18, 27, etc.
A union line, or marriage line, is located on the side of the hand just below the baby finger.
A strong, deep union line shows a desire for a committed and loving relationship built on compassion and sincerity. It is not uncommon to find three or four union lines, which suggests that we may be involved in several relationships throughout the course of our life-each one playing a significant role in our personal growth.
However, multiple union lines tightly clustered together indicate a need for constant stimulation and excitement. We may find it difficult to be faithful or make a commitment to one person. If we want to enjoy a long and meaningful relationship, we need to love with all our heart and soul.
People often associate the life line with how long they are going to live. The truth is, the life line has more to do with the quality of our life than with the number of years we live. It reflects our motivation to lead a long, healthy and happy life.
The best thing about the life line is that, with a small change in attitude, we can grow it longer any time we want!
Neuroscience is just starting to catch up with what the ancient Vedic Yogis knew to be true eons ago, that the brain is capable of growth and change at any age!
We have thousands of handprints that verify when you change your thoughts and behavior, your life changes . . . and so does your life line. So don't worry if you have a short life line - you can always make it longer and stronger!