फलानि ग्रहचारेण सूचयन्ति मनीषिणः ।
को वक्ता तारतम्यस्य तमेकं वेधसं विना ॥
Wishing all the readers a very Happy New Year 2020! May this year bring peace and joy to everyone. 2020 is indeed a special year as it’s the beginning a new decade. As always, it is our special issue where we cover a variety of topics. And it’s that time of the year when we get busy reflecting on the year gone by and drawing predictions for the New Year. This edition offers detailed predictions from renowned Astrologers from multiple perspectives.
As you must have experienced, the New Year 2020 arrived on the heels of a powerful solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 26, 2019. What’s exceptional about this annular eclipse is that it involves six of the nine Vedic planets, including the ruler of Sagittarius, Jupiter. Ms. Lalitha Donatella Riback sheds light on the planetary conditions of this Eclipse and its aftermath. She shares information about the various Eclipses of 2020 along with predictions for all Zodiac signs.
Dr. Gary Gomes comes with the much-awaited world predictions. He uses three charts; one for the year in question starting at midnight January 1, 2020; one for the sunrise rising sign (both using Greenwich, UK as the location), and one for Makar Sankranthi, the start of the sign Capricorn that occurs on January 15, 2020 at 7:15 AM using Ujjain as the origin point. Dr. Gary provides spotlight on major countries including the US, India, Russia, Turkey and China. Overall, with the New Year occurring this year between two eclipses (December 26, 2019 and January 10, 2020) and the chart for the New Year having so many planets located on one sign, this year looks difficult for major governments, diplomacy, organized religion and even long distance travel. Dr. Gary also provides a glimpse into the Eclipses and provides high level predictions of all Zodiac signs.
Other than predictions for the New Year, this edition covers some of the innovative techniques in Astrology such as Nadi Astrology and Vastu Shastra. Ramadas Rao presents a perspective on Nadi Astrology to analyze horoscopes and draw predictions for a successful marriage. The method offers an alternative model to the usual method of Lagna based predictions. In his article, Ramadas Rao examines horoscopes of two couples and demonstrates how one can analyze the charts using the principles of Nadi Astrology.
Vastu is a science that establishes harmony between people and nature. When people are in sync with natural elements, then nature helps in maintaining balance and smooth flow of energy that are required for any activity. Dr. Veeramaneni provides deep insights on the core principles of Vastu and its application on home and corporate offices. The principles applied for Home and Corporate are different. You can read through the article to learn the guiding principles while designing residential structures or corporate offices. The article also highlights the key benefits one can derive by practicing Vastu in life.
In today’s hyper connected and fast paced world, “depression” is becoming increasingly rampant. With the rise of depression, especially amongst youngsters, Astrology comes as a boon and a preventive remedy to treat such a condition. Astrologer, Mr. Subhash Sharma throws light on various forms of depression, causes of it and explains the planetary combinations that lead to depression in humans. He also shows example of a chart to depict the relevance of planetary positions causing acute depression. At the end of the article, check out a few remedies that can be administered to tackle depression and how to overcome it.
Determining death of a native has been a critical aspect of Astrology. We all know the Navamsa Chakra and we use for various purposes in Jyotisha. Parashara, Varaha Mihira and Jamini Maha Rishi’s have given us some very fine methods to determine the longevity of a native. In this article, Mr. Nemani Venkata Raghunatha Rao shares one such method to determine death of a native using Khara Navamsa. He has found this method works very well with Pushya-Paksha Ayanamsa. In his article, he has shared pointers on how to use this method and illustrated the principles with a few very well-known political leader’s charts to demonstrate its application. It is indeed a great method that can be considered by Astrolgers, however with caution.
We are pleased to have Sat Siri Khalsa, a Jyotish practitioner as well as a teacher of Kundalini Yoga to contribute to our January edition with her deep knowledge on Astrology. It is an opportunity to share her insights on Parashara teachings and the power of Graha Lagna Chakra. Parashara has given more than one way to consider bhavas and more than one way to understand dṛṣṭis. Please read the complete article to get a thorough understanding of Graha Lagna Chakra from none other than Sat Siri Khalsa.
Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, seer of Avadhoota Datta Peetham inaugurated a branch Ashrama in Varanasi, the ancient pilgrim town in Uttar Pradesh on 10th November 2019. It is indeed a proud moment for all of us. To commemorate this inauguration, a rare form of Shiva Homa known as “Ati Rudra Yaga” was planned in the nearby Chetsingh Maidan from the 14th – 24th November 2019. We are delighted to share with you all a detailed report of all the events and highlights of Swamiji’s stay in Kashi. It was a splendid event to witness for all those present there.
Wish you all again a very happy and prosperous New Year!
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