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Names of the Moon (quoted from Graha Sutras by Ernst Wilhelm):

“NAMES OF THE MOON

The most common name of the Moon is Chandra, “shining.” Similar names such as Chandrama, Chandrika and Chandraka also refer to the Moon as the shiny orb in the sky. Indu, meaning “bright drop,” is also very commonly used for the Moon.

The Moon’s relationship to the stars is a very important feature in Vedic philosophy and thus the Moon is known as Udupati or Udunatha, “the lord of the stars,” as well as Nakshatranatha, “the lord of the Nakshatras,” which the Moon is husband to.

In contrast to the Sun, the Moon’s light is cool and thus the Moon is known as Shitagu, Shitamshu, Shitarashmi and Himanshu all meaning, “cool rayed,” and as Shitadyuti, “cool brightness.”

The Moon is the obvious sight at night and thus the Moon is known as Rajanipati and Ratrisha, “the lord of night” as well as Ratrimani, “jewel of the night,” and Nishakara, “night maker.”

The Moon is known as Vidhu, meaning “lonely” or “solitary” which is ironic in view of the fact that the Moon shares the heavens with his twenty-seven wives, the Nakshatras. Though having many wives the Moon still roams the skies looking to quench his love- sickness and though even having had an affair with Jupiter’s wife, his loneliness remains unquenched. It is because of this that an afflicted Moon leads to love affairs.

The Moon is known as Kumudinipati, “the lord of white lotuses,” whose flowers open only at night. This appellation indicates that the Moon holds sway over all those things active during the night.

The Moon makes more erratic changes in latitude than does any other Graha and is thus know as Shashi, “containing a hare,” and as Shashanka, “hare marked,” as a hare similarly bounces along. The Moon is also know as Mriganka, “deer marked,” due to its markings which are thought to resembling the spots on a deer and also due to its gentle nature, which is symbolized by a deer.

The Moon is Samudraka, “oceanic,” due to its influence on the tides. The Moon is also simply known as Glau, “the round lump,” and this may refer to the Moon being a lump that has separated from Earth.

One last very common and very important name of the Moon is Soma, “juice,” which refers particularly to the juice of the sap in the plants and thus makes the Moon the lord of plants and vegetation. The juice is also the blood in the animals, the nectar of immortality of which the Moon is the receptacle, and all life-giving and nourishing fluids.”

Permission to quote this passage generously granted by Ernst Wilhelm.

Moon ~ Chandra

Valli Wells is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

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The Moon reflects the light of the Sun.

The Moon’s energy is important for our own receptivity to light, including spiritual light.

The Moon rules our mind and emotions. A good connection to the Moon is important for balance, both mentally and emotionally.

The Moon has influence on our relationship with our mother as well as our home and domestic life.

The blessings of the Moon can include psychic gifts and excellent intuition.

The Moon can teach us flexibility as the Moon undergoes constant change. The Moon grows (waxes) from New Moon to Full Moon and shrinks (wanes) from Full Moon to New Moon.

Our ability to respond to change and the manner of our responding comes from the Moon.

The Moon’s placement reveals things about our minds and emotions. An astrologer will look at the sign and house where the Moon is placed as well as the star the Moon is in.

Characteristics: nocturnal, cold, changeable, moist, receptive, feminine, negative (opposed to positive polarity of Sun)

Behavior when strong or well placed:

  • ease in making connections with ideas and people
  • nurturing
  • good family life & private affairs
  • peace
  • open to change and adapts well
  • stable environment
  • long journey
  • fruitful
  • constructive dealings with masses of people
  • good relations with women

Behavior when weak or poorly placed:

  • neglectful
  • timid
  • vacillating
  • unsettled
  • insecurities
  • freaked out by change
  • digestive problems
  • “lunacy” (the Latin word “luna” refers to the Moon)
  • menstruation difficulties
  • negative outlook
  • challenges relating to women

The timing of the Moon is different from a 24 hour solar day. One or more Moon phases can start within a solar day. The Moon moves approximately 13 degrees each day; however this varies depending on proximity to Earth, etc.

Mythology: In Vedic tradition, the Moon’s favorite wife among the 27 stars is Rohini. In one story, he spent too much time with her, and the other 26 wives complained. The Moon was reprimanded with the condition of shrinking (waning), and then he was given a remedy that he would regain his luminosity after bathing at Prabhasa and promising to visit all 27 wives (stars) on regular basis. To remind him of his promise, he now waxes and wanes on a regular basis.

Science: the Moon influences water and fluids/liquids. The ocean tides respond to the Moon as do the liquids in our own bodies.

The timing of the Moon is different from a 24 hour solar day. One or more Moon phases (called tithis in Sanskrit) can start within a solar day. The Moon moves approximately 13 degrees each day; however this varies depending on proximity to Earth, etc.

Dr Pillai encourages everyone to pay attention to the phases of the Moon which we will discuss in a later thread.

Moon ~ Chandra

Written by Valli Wells

Valli is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

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Sun rules the powerful Zodiac sign of Leo, the lion.

Sun is exalted (most strong) in Aries. Aries is represented by a ram, an animal that can climb into places other animals cannot get into. Tamil New Year is celebrated in April when the Sun enters Aries.

Sun is debilitated (least comfortable) in Libra. Libra is represented by balance scales. The Sun gives away freely and feels constrained by the energy of “measuring out”.

The Sun changes Zodiac signs each month in the middle of the month. Each sign is 30 degrees, and he moves about 1 degree each day.

The Sun rules 3 stars:
  • Krittika
  • Uttara Phalguni
  • Uttara Ashada
The Sun rules Sunday. 

Simple mantra for the Sun: Om Suryaya Namaha

Lord Surya (Sun) Giving Blessing ~ Artist Credit: S. Rajam

Valli Wells is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

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As a Westerner, when I first was exposed to Vedic astrology and was told there were “9 planets”, I felt confused as the Sun is a star, the Moon is a satellite of the Earth, and Rahu and Ketu do not have physical form. How can someone say 9 planets, when clearly 4 of them are not true planets?

 

However, when I understood the word used in Sanskrit to describe this collection of energies is “grahas”, I had more appreciation.

 

In Sanskrit the planetary archetypes are called “grahas” which conveys the idea “to seize.” They can seize hold of our consciousness and affect us inwardly and outwardly. The light being of each graha has a job to do to assist in evolution of our consciousness. We can develop personal relationships with all of them and make friends with them.

 

In my lifetime, some Sanskrit words have become used more commonly in the West, such as yoga, karma and dharma.

 

Hopefully some of the Sanskrit terms from Vedic astrology will begin to find acceptance as well, such as graha, rasi and bhava.

 

In the picture below, the grahas are from viewer’s left to right:
  • top row: Mercury, Venus, Moon
  • middle row: Jupiter, Sun, Mars
  • bottom row: Ketu, Saturn, Rahu

9 Vedic Planets ~ 9 Grahas

 

Written by Valli Wells

Valli is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

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Names of the Sun (quoted from Graha Sutras by Ernst Wilhelm):

NAMES OF THE SUN

The Sun has more names than any other of the Grahas, which is no surprise since the Sun is the most obvious object in the sky and a daily object of worship of the ancient Vedic culture. The most common name of the Sun is Surya “the Supreme Light,” though the Sun is also commonly referred to as Ravi “the Fire Bird,” as the hot object soaring through the sky. Another very commonly used name of the Sun is Arka, “the ray,” as the prime illuminating ray of light and heat.

The Sun is also known as Aditya “the Son of Aditi,” Aditi being the mother of the gods whose name refers to the ideals of freedom, boundlessness, perfection and infinity. Thus the Sun represents these qualities to the greatest capacity that they can be achieved.

The role of the Sun as the cause of the day is emphasized by his names Dinakrit, Dinakarta and Divakara, all which mean “the maker of the day.” As the producer of day, the Sun banishes the darkness of night as well as the darkness of the ignorance of the self. The Sun as Dinesha “the lord of the day,” repeats this idea and as Tamohanta, “darkness killing,” confirms the idea.

Sunlight is known to purify and thus the Sun is known as Pusha and Pushan, both of which mean “the best purifier.” The Sun does this in the horoscope by representing the purifying fire of the body as well as representing the inexorable self that brings about the eventual purification of all our actions and desires.

The Sun is Savita, “the vivifier,” as that which energizes and propels everything; as Ina, “the powerful,” as that which holds the greatest power over the Earth as the cause of the seasons, weather and even the course of the Earth, and as that which holds the greatest power in the horoscope.

The Sun, being the soul, is also Hamsa, “swan.” Swans are a symbol for the soul. The whiteness of the swan represents the purity of the soul, while the migratory nature of the swan represents the soul’s migration.

The Sun is Mitra, a child of Aditi and the ruler of the Saura (solar) month of Sagittarius. Mitra means friend, and this name of the Sun symbolizes that the only true friend is the soul. As one discoverers their soul nature, they thus become a friend to all – those who have reached the goal of self-discovery are the true friends of mankind. The Sun is also Shura, “hero,” giving the capacity to rise above oneself in order to fulfill great deeds.

Obvious names of the Sun are Tikshnamsha, “hot rayed,” Tapana, “the burning,” Prabhakara, “radiance maker,” Bhanu, “light” and Bhaskara, “the light maker.” A more colorful name of the Sun is Aruna, which is the reddish color in the sky at dawn that the Sun is responsible for. Divamani, “the day jewel,” and Dyumani, “the sky jewel,” reveal the esteem value of the Sun and all that it represents. Finally, of especial interest to astrologers, the Sun is known as Graharajna and Grahapati, the king and lord of the Grahas, which, of course, all circle the Sun.

A surprising name of the Sun mentioned in the medieval Vedic Astrological texts is Heli, a Greek name for the Sun. Though the Sun is not referred to this name in the Sutras giving astrological techniques and Yogas, it is often mentioned by this name, along with other names, in the lists of planetary names given in several  texts, most notably Brihat Jataka. The fact that this name of the Sun is found in the Indian astrological texts gives a hint of the interchange that took place between the learned men of the Greeks and the learned men living on the Indian subcontinent during the centuries following Alexander the Great.”

Permission to quote this passage generously granted by Ernst Wilhelm.

Sun ~ Surya

 

Valli Wells is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

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The Sun’s energy is important for creativity.

The Sun is more than the fire of a star. The Sun is also the light of consciousness.

The Sun can give gifts of universal tolerance as the Sun shines on all: king and beggar alike.

Sun can help with consistency and reliability. The Sun comes up silently each day and simply does his job.

Sun is essential for life energy. It is an important planet for health.

Sun energy is necessary for leadership, healthy self-esteem and good government.

Sun’s placement reveals things about us on a soul level. An astrologer will look at the sign and house where the Sun is placed.

Characteristics: dry, masculine, positive, hot. This is a fiery planet and rules the East.

Behavior when strong or well placed:

  • brilliance
  • power
  • magnetic quality
  • ambition
  • tireless worker
  • real love toward everyone and everything
  • authority
  • activity
  • cheerful
  • sterling qualities
  • inspiration
  • regality

Behavior when weak or poorly placed:

  • arrogance
  • domineering
  • angry
  • irritable
  • insulting
  • jealous
  • can bring low self-esteem
  • low energy

Mythology: Sun is moving in a chariot drawn by 7 horses (science: 7 colors of solar spectrum: VIBGYOR (violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red)

Sun with 7 Horses

A simple home remedy ritual for the Sun taught by Dr. Pillai is a Sun Water ritual.

Written by Valli Wells

Valli is available for ½-hour and 1-hour Live Astrologer Consultations (LAC) at AstroVed (USD global version only). She encourages people to create a free account at AstroVed and run free reports about their own Birth Chart, Birth Star, Moon Sign, and Planetary Influences. This is a simple way to begin to make friends with astrology. She invites everyone interested to learn more about Vedic astrology to join a newly formed Facebook group for Astrology Club – AstroVed.

Reminder: All the planets like it when we help others in need. Please consider making a donation to Dr. Pillai’s non-profit charity Tripura Foundation.

 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 28, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Vishnu

Call Recording: Vishnu and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Vishnu’s Symbolism (Vishnu is the ruler of Mercury)

The 4 hands of Vishnu express dominion over the 4 directions of space.

They also symbolize the 4 stages of human life referred to as the 4 ashrams.

1) The quest for knowledge –Brahmacharaya.

2) Family Life –Grihasta

3) Retreat into the Forest- Vana-Prastha

4) Renunciation – Sannyasa

They also represent the 4 aims of life, the Purushartha:

1) Duty and Virtue – Dharma

2) Material goods, Wealth, Success – Artha

3) Pleasure, Sexuality, Enjoyment – Kama

4) Liberation – Moksha Likewise the 4 arms represent the 4 castes and the 4 Vedas.

Further, Lord Vishnu holds the following implements in his hands:

1) Conch – blowing the conch symbolizes the primordial creative voice and Indian Mysticism relates it to the sacred sound ‘OM’, which is said to be the breath of Vishnu, pervading all space. Its various convolutions are said to represent the rising and setting sun, thus further cementing Vishnu’s solar associations. The conch has the form of a multiple spiral evolving from one point into ever increasing spheres, denoting eternity since it can go on forever.

2) Discus or Chakra – The ancient texts, the Vishnu Purana, ‘identifies the chakra with the human mind, whose thoughts, like the chakra, flow faster than even the mightiest wind.’ When used as a weapon, the distinguishing feature of the chakra is  its ability to  return to the hand that throws it. The only other weapon known to have this ability is the boomerang. Perhaps this is a pointer to the cyclic nature of existence. A parallel with the water wheel, representing the constant and cyclic interplay of irreconcilable activities (duality). The water wheel both empties and fills its vessels, turning without end to bring up water and disgorge it onto the forever parched fields. As life fills and empties due to forces innate in nature. This is the constant and rhythmic turning of the Wheel of Life.

3) The Lotus – When Vishnu contemplated the creation of mankind, a lotus sprang up out of his navel. Seated on this lotus was the four- headed Brahma illuminating all of the directions with his brightness. Vishnu is therefore also known as Padmanabha, or the one with the lotus navel. This lotus lit up the sky with its effulgence and was identified with the sun. As it was the creative matrix from which all of the world eventually evolved. The lotus therefore became a symbol of creation and fertility. By rising from the depths of the ocean, where there are said to dwell impure creatures like demons and serpents, the lotus expresses purity. Likewise does the individual soul, while rooted in an imperfect world, it searches for perfection. The lotus held in his hand, denotes the Goddess Lakshmi, from whom he derives his powers. Lakshmi the Goddess of Prosperity, sits on a lotus and holds lotuses in her hands. Thus the lotus represents the feminine force that activates the creative power of Lord Vishnu.

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The lotus further signifies the yogic ideal of detachment. This is because even though this beautiful flower grows in muddy waters, no water or dirt or are seen sticking to its petals. It portrays Vishnu’s  message of partaking of the pleasures of this world without  becoming ensnared by them.

4) The Mace – There once lived a mighty demon who was intoxicated with his prowess on the battlefield, who wreaked havoc on mankind. Finally Vishnu decided to provide humanity some relief from this demons’ activities. Gada was known for his valor, as well as for his charitable inclination. It was said he would not refuse a a boon to any individual no matter how unreasonable the request might be. Vishnu approached Gada as a Brahmin and asked: ‘If you are so generous as you claim to be can you give me your bones?’ Gada immediately tore open his body and gave him his bones from which the celestial artist, Ribhus, fashioned a mace for Vishnu. Vishnu thus acquired an invincible weapon for himself and relief for humanity. The mace is called ‘Gada’ in honor of this demon.

The mace represents the Power of Time at the metaphysical level. Just as nothing can conquer Time, the Mace too is unconquerable and destroys those who oppose it. As such, the mace is identified with the Goddess Kali, who is the Power of Time. The Krishna Upanishad says: ’The Mace is Kali, the Power of Time, and it destroys all that oppose it.

Vishnu describes himself: ‘The world rests like the lotus in the palm of my hand, the cosmos revolves around my little finger like a discus. I blow the music of life through my conch, and wield my mace to protect all creatures.’

Jupiter Moved into Cancer in June ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Rahu and Ketu Transit July 13th: Rahu moves into Virgo and Ketu moves into Pisces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxspdVUrI6o

Special Announcement:

Have you ever wanted to go on a guided trip to experience first hand the incredible spiritual vortexes of the Navagraha (9 planet) temples in southern India? One of our sister sites, Brindavan Mystic, is launching an incredible trip in Tamil Nadu which will include all 9 planet temples and SO much more!

For information on this Inaugural Trip and Best Price Details see www.brindavanmystic.com/vortex_tour Space will be limited to 14 people so please let them know now if you are interested: support@brindavanmystic.com   Website mentioned on call:

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Welcome: This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 21, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Vishnu

Call Recording: Vishnu, Parrot-Headed Siddha and Sri Chakra & Discussion

Mytho-therapy:

Vishnu

Vishnu is the all-pervading essence of all beings and master of-and beyond- the past, present, and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, the one who supports, preserves, sustains and governs the universe, originates and develops all elements therein.

Vishnu’s eternal supreme abode beyond the material universe is called Vaikuntha. It is the realm of eternal bliss and happiness and the final or highest place for liberated souls who have attained Moksha. Vishnu’s other abode within the material universe is called Ksheera Saagara, the ocean of milk, where he reclines on Ananta Shesha, the King of serpents with 1000 heads, along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi.

Mythology: Lord Shiva who represents Supreme Power, Supreme God Energy, produced Vishnu from his internal energy, who then produced Brahma. For the creation of humankind, Shiva asked Vishnu to produce the most important element to make this possible. Vishnu produced water from his body and is seen resting in water on Sheshnag. Through his navel a lotus grew up and a seed inside gave birth to Brahma who traveled and traveled for years in the stem to find the truth and his originator, but could not find one. Finally Lord Vishnu appeared before him and asked him to make life possible in the form of different Lokas, or Planets. That’s why Brahma is always pictured seating on a lotus.

Brahma founded Brahmand and different Lokas inside it, one of which is Mrityu Loka better known as earth. He then produced Prajapatis from his body for them to begin life on earth. The Prajapatis had a major role in originating various other planets and satellites indispensable for mankind.

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Brahma became the Creator; Lord Vishnu, the Preserver;

and Lord Shiva , the Destroyer.

Vishnu Rules the Planet Mercury

Mercury Rules Astrological Signs: Gemini and Virgo

Mercury Rules This Day: Wednesday

Vishnu Is Associated with Moon Phases/Tithis: 11th and 12th Waxing – Pray for Material success and money

Horas: Buddha/Mercury

Nakshatras Ruled by Mercury: Ashlesha, Jyestha, Revati

Vishnu’s Consort: Lakshmi

Mercury’s Color: Green

Vishnu’s Vehicle: Garuda – an eagle like bird who serves as Vishnu’s vehicle or mount

Incense: Astroved’s Wednesday/Mercury Incense

Mantras: ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’

Gayathri: Om Narayanaya Vidhmahe

Vasudevaya Dimahi

Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat’


Jupiter Has  Moved into Cancer Earlier This Month ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Special Announcement:

Have you ever wanted to go on a guided trip to experience first hand the incredible spiritual vortexes of the Navagraha (9 planet) temples in southern India?

One of our sister sites, Brindavan Mystic, is launching an incredible trip in Tamil Nadu which will include all 9 planet temples and SO much more! For information on this Inaugural Trip and Best Price Details see www.brindavanmystic.com/vortex_tour

Space will be limited to 14 people so please let them know now if you are interested: support@brindavanmystic.com

 

Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 7, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

 

Sri Yantra

 

Call Recording: Sri Yantra and Lakshmi/Kubera Yantra and Discussion

Lakshmi’s Shri Yantra & Lakshmi/Kubera Yantra

Shri Yantra refers to sacred instrument. This yantra is formed by 9 interlocking triangles surrounding or radiating out from a central point or bindu which represents the point between the physical universe and its invisible, unmanifest source. There are 4 isosceles triangles with the apices pointing upward representing Siva or the Masculine energy, and 5 isosceles triangles pointing downward representing the Female Creative Energy, or Shakti.

Thus the Shri Yantra also represents the union of the Divine Masculine and Feminine (Siva/Shakti). The bindu is the power point in the middle and focal point for meditation representing the invisible, the elusive center from which the figure and the cosmos expand. The 9 intersecting triangles are enclosed by two rows of 8 and 16 petals respectively, representing the Lotus of Creation and the reproductive vital force. The broken lines of the outer frame denote the figure to be a sanctuary with 4 openings to the regions of the universe.

Together the 9 triangles are interlaced to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or the cosmic womb of creation. All together they express Advaitya or Non-duality. This is surrounded by Lotuses with 8 and 16 petals within an earth square resembling a temple with 4 doors. The Devi Khadgamala is the mantra that describes the various deities residing in the 9 layers. The Shri Yantra is the main object of devotion in Sri Vidya, a Hindu Tantric practice.

The aims for worship of this yantra are for both Material Prosperity and Self-Realization

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A Lakshmi / Kubera Yantra brings luck and luxury, money and prosperity. Lord Kubera and Lakshmi symbolize material wealth and riches, and bring you ‘Blessings’ when you worship them. It can get rid of misfortunes and bring you monetary gains. Having the yantra in your home will bring ‘Blessings’ to the house. The money can come from unexpected places.

A yantra is a conductor of energy and the Astroved yantras have been energized by priests in India by giving offerings and mantras during special fire labs.

To work with your yantra, Astroved recommends that:

1) You take a shower and put on clean clothes

2) Place the yantra facing East or North

3) Don’t let others touch the yantra so that you can connect with its special energy

4) Periodically wash with Rose water and milk, rinse with water and pat dry. Venus Hora or at midnight on Fridays would be the best times. Pouring liquids over the yantra will cause it to change color. That makes it even stronger.

5) Place dots of sandalwood paste on the 4 corners and in the center. (Mix a small amount of water with Sandalwood powder to make the paste._

6) Light a candle or ghee lamp, burn Astroved Venus/Friday Incense, and offer it fruit and flowers.

7) Chant Om Shreem Lakshmi Kuberaya Namaha 108 x’s and make a Prayer. Be open to Miracles coming into your life.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Jupiter Transit into Cancer ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

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Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

 

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Welcome:

This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday May 31, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Sundara Maha Lakshmi

Call Recording: Maha Lakshmi and Jupiter Transit into Cancer in June

Mytho-therapy:

Sundara Maha Lakshmi

Sri Sundara Maha Lakshmi and her Consort Kamala Varadaraja at Arasar Koil Temple close to Chennai was revealed by Satguru Venkataraman Siddha Revelations from Agasthiar.Org. in the 2005-2006 time. This was a dilapidated, neglected temple until then.

Here she is seated in Padmasana and sporting 6 toes on her right foot. Why 6? Six is the number of Venus (Shukra), and she is his Divine Controller. Shukra himself worships here every Friday without fail. What form he assumes is beyond human comprehension. This includes a boon to anyone who might desire the ‘Blessings’ of Shukra and Maha Lakshmi.  The six toes represent that She has the power to control Shukra’s ability to give prosperity.

Prosperity is not just a million dollars in your bank account. A truly prosperous human is one who is ‘Blessed with 64 Aishwaryas or 64 forms of wealth, well- being, and prosperity, each controlled by a different form of Lakshmi Devis. Sri Sundara MahaLakshmi is the root of all of these 64 Lakshmi Devis and if you wish to attain all 64 Aishwaryas, you need to worship her at this temple, so say the Siddhas.

You can recite 24 of her names as mantra pooja. (At www.Agasthiar.org/NKN-2006/08-04.htm website, on Maha Lakshmi’s page, scroll down a little more than 1⁄2 way and these mantras are listed in a blue/green rectangle with an audio to chant along with and or listen to. These are given in 3 forms (Sanskrit, Tamil, English) and you can select which ever appeals to, or feels most comfortable for you.)

This is a perfect shrine for worshipping the Nine Planets (Navagrahas), as they and their consorts worshipped Maha Lakshmi at this shrine in 9 of her different forms. It is highly auspiscious to worship her on Vara Lakshmi Vrata (Boon-giving Lakshmi)(on the 2nd Fridays, Aadi Fridays ( July 15th through August 15th, during Shukra Hora.

Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi will ‘Bless’ one and all with solutions to their money problems, like poverty, debts, losses in property, courtcases, and other litigation problems.
Also do Tarpanam for your ancestors on the banks of the nearbyPaalar River.

Arasarkoil is Adi Kanchi Keshetra – an ancient sacred site. The doorway to the temple is designed by the celestial architect, Mayan.

~ Vaidya Shakti Garuda is ‘The Divine Healer’ located in front of themain shrine. Maha Lakshmi gave the ‘Svarna Poorna Akshaya Paatra’, The Divine Vessel to Garuda.
~ Hanuman who Helps in Times of Danger is in front of the temple proper.
~ Sri Akshaya Paatra Vinayaka Ganesh, ‘The wealth giving Ganesha’ or Lakshmi Ganapati, is located in front of Maha Lakshmi’s Shrine.
~ Gayatri Vaastu Mandapam Hall is in front of the Lord’s shrine. It contains 24 Gayatri Vaastu Beejakshara Shakti Pillars which are part of the Gayatri Vaastu Hall. These pillars are residences of Siddhas,Rishis, and Divine Beings.

The main sanctum contains Lord Kamala Varadaraja Perumal along with Mother’s Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. He holds the ‘Swarna Sri Kamala Lotus’ (Golden Lotus) in his hand and the great statement:
‘All that happens is Narayana’s doing’ originated here. Lord KamalaVaradaraja dwells inside his devotees.

~ Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi is seated in Padmasana Lotus posture in her own sanctum. Mother Sundara Maha Lakshmi is the Mother of all wealth and all treasure. This form of the Mother is Adi Moola Lakshmi – the root form of all Lakshmi Avatars. Sundara Maha Lakshmi brims with millions of Kubera Shaktis, Aishwaraya Shaktis, Shukra Shaktis, treasure Shaktis, and prosperity Shaktis. This is the Dhana Lakshmi (Wealth Lakshmi) Avatar Temple. This is a ‘Sri Sookta Dhana Vriddhi’ – Wealth Enhancing Temple. This is a Kubera Sampath Shakti Temple. This Temple is the Adi Moola Lakshmi Peetam, the seat of all wealth with Shaktis of 64 special Lakshmi Avatars. This is the Maha Sri Shakti Temple. This Temple is the cornucopia of all Aishwaya Prosperity Shaktis of the world. This is a Sarva Karya Siddhi Temple – one that helps you to achieve that which you want to achieve.

~ Gaja (Elephant) Pujas
~ Shukra (Vensu) Shakti – Fire ceremony area~ A haven for Music
~ An ideal place for discharging debts to the Rishis, Devas, and Pitris.
~ Special Times for worship: Shukra Shakti Days: Anuradha Nakshatradays, Dwadasi (12th) Tithi (Moon Phase), Fridays, and Venus (Shukra) Horas.  that you can worship both Sundara Maha Lakshmi and her consort Kamala Varadarajar to receive full benefit.~ Mantra Puja is recommended.

Also we can chant: ‘Om Sundara Maha Lakshmi Sameda Dram Dattatriya Siva Baba Namaha

Recommended Yantra from Astroved: Lakshmi Narayana YantraIncense: Friday/Venus Incense from Astroved
Show Light: candle or ghee lamp; and offer Pink Flowers, or TumericRice) 12th Tithi, Fridays, and Shukra Horas.

Upcoming Jupiter Transit into Cancer ~ Watch replay of Google Hangout with Dr. Pillai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53MmM7iU3o&list=UULzw8opUlMnSA2TQfj34K9w

Website mentioned on call:

Suggestion: create a free account at AstroVed and run your own Vedic Birth Chart via the Reports Section and follow along with suggestions in the club session. See previous Vedic Astrology Club recordings for how to run this Report. Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.

 

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