Saturday, August 19, 2017

Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

The power of a Total Solar Eclipse can remove and unblock the path of life when we clearly focus and plant seeds of good intention. During a Solar Eclipse, the psyche represented by the Moon is covering the ego, represented by the Sun. This casts a shadow and draws a line across the Earth, which represents our bodies and mundane world as we perceive it.
We ride on the back of the Great Turtle through the Cosmic Ocean of oneness. If we look through the rearview mirror, we can see that each step taken has been deliberate and steady. From her giant back the winds of change and oceans of emotions envelop and often sweep us away. May your actions be slow and deliberate like her great body and may your thoughts be of peace. May you find the harmonic music of the spheres soothing as you weather the waves of emotion through this turbulent and magically transformative time.

The main question to ask oneself now is, “What do I really want to change in myself and in the world?”
This eclipse takes place aligned with the star Regulus, the heart of the lion in the constellation of Leo. This mighty star is associated with Fereydun, the mythical king of Persian lore who was prosperous but lost his kingdom when he engaged in revenge.
This eclipse is at 28 degrees, 52 minutes Leo by Tropical measurement. Therefore, whatever planets and angles you have in direct aspect to the lion’s fixed sign energy are going to be alchemically changed intensely and immensely!
Austere acts of self-discipline as in internal cleansing or fasting for a day are to prove greatly rewarding. Therefore the time between Luna’s covering of the Sun and approach to the New Moon is of the utmost importance for meditation, devotion and gratitude! This total eclipse is at 1:10:06 pm Eastern time. The New Moon is at 2:30:06 pm eastern time.

It is advised to do nice things for yourself and others in the days surrounding this celestial event and avoid temptation! The amazing Persian poet Rumi wrote, “Weak people revenge, strong people forgive, intelligent people ignore.” Ah, if only our leaders could behave with compassion for the earth and all of our resources.
Eclipse sequences happen two times yearly and set the mood for the proximal six month period. For those in the United States, this Total Solar Eclipse supercharges seeds being planted now and is sure to profoundly change lives forever.
I am available to give you guidance as to how to put this energy to focused good use. Contact me for your appointment today and wish you blessing on this once in a lifetime eclipse! Remember, keep looking up, the stars are here to guide you and I am here to help you navigate!

With love and magick always,
Ambika Devi

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hunka a hunka burnin’ Leo in this New Moon!

Yes! This New Moon in Leo kicks it off for the upcoming eclipse cycle. We are feeling fiery due to so much of the Lion’s heat in the atmosphere! Leo is lover energy so where do you want to plug yours in? Think it over and get to manifesting. First we must be grateful for what we have.
Next, let go of that which does not serve us and the greater.
Then, we can let it go to the fiery power of the Sun and allow it to incinerate this into the fertile soil of our hopes and wishes. 
Next we plant the seed of desire.
Finally we sit in stillness and allow, fully receiving, deeply grateful.
Mars is conjunct the event adding more fuel to the fire. Do be careful with things that burn easily and around fire of all sorts. Let us focus positive energy on our Mother Earth and all sentient beings to cool and sooth this planetary heatwave so that we can put the alchemical fires to good use. 
Keep track of your dreams these next few nights for Luna is sure to whisper a few cryptic messages to you from your psyche. Be sure to take notes and share them with me.
Here is the chart for today's New Moon.
The coming lunar eclipse on August, 7, the next Full Moon due in a fortnight, sets us up for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 29. 
Keep looking up; the stars are there to guide you!
Love, Ambika Devi

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scorpio Full Moon May 10, 2017 5:42:24 pm EDT

Full Moon in Scorpio can drag us under into a seemingly alternate universe where we can find ourselves in the realm of Pluto. You have choices to make. Can you burn off those last bits of what does not serve a higher purpose for all? Is it time to surrender and transform? Or, are you simply going to try to crumble after an exhausting fight?
Scorpio does not mess around. One of the superpowers of this sign is the ability to transform. Just when you think you might be getting ahead, another obstacle shows up that had not been in the picture moments ago. The lesson here is work with the energy and be a co-creator.
Scorpio is a shapeshifter which is perhaps why the sign is so misunderstood. The Scorpio energy is intensely creative and has the ability to help you with everything from inspiring your projects to fruition to removing everything that does not work, whether you can see it or not!
Look around and choose something to focus on, a project a relationship or a prayer. Now light a candle and burn some incense or smolder some herbs. Being a Scorpio I choose patchouli. This sign appreciates everything from earthy gums and resins like myrrh and frankincense to sweet floral high notes including Ylang Ylang and Jasmine and it is no wonder my vines are in full bloom now!
This is a great lunation for initiation, purification, transformation, letting go of past pain, and spiritual rebirth. May your dreams unravel the mysteries of your journeys during this fortnight. For your information a fortnight is the period of days between a Full Moon and the next New Moon which equal 14.77 earth time days.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Catch the Lovers in the act!

A sky-dance is happening between the ancient lovers Venus and Mars with Diana, the Maiden aspect of the Moon looking on.
 If you have not been looking at Venus each and every evening then tonight is the night to begin! A few weeks ago they looked like this:
These bodies are close to us now and showing bright and big in the sky. This evening, when the sun goes down, step outside and look southwest slightly by west.  There you can see the crescent Moon approaching Venus and Mars.
 Tomorrow evening on January 31, 2017 we can see a beautiful sunset conjunction.

Try to catch them before the sky fades to black.  A conjunction of bright planets framed by twilight blue is especially lovely!

The ancient story goes like this:
Venus, a beautiful and attractive goddess was married to Vulcan the God of the Forge. He was married more to his work and was less than desirable lover.
He knew his wife often found her way into the arms of her viral lover, Mars, and so he decided to catch them in the act. Vulcan forged a net of gold chains and told Venus he was going on a trip to Lemnos.  He then hid in the rafters of their home and waited. As he anticipated, Venus summoned her lover to join her. Outraged, Vulcan called to the Gods on Mount Olympus to come and witness the infidelity. Vulcan then trapped the lovers in his golden net.
The female Goddesses refused to chastise Venus. The Gods, just gawked. mercury told Apollo that he would gladly change places with Mars. Later he would have the opportunity and the result would be the hermaphrodite. Finally at the insistence of Neptune, the chains of love were released.
Interesting fact: The astronomy of this story is playing out exactly right now and tomorrow evening!
Notice how on the Sky Map Neptune is so close!

Where this is taking place in transit to your natal chart is of the utmost importance!

Contact me to set up your Astrological consultation.

Now, run outside and gaze up!

A postscript from Ambika.

Last evening I took my own advice and after a sunset meditation, went outside to bask in the energy of these planets. Wanting to add another image I snapped on and though the Moon was a lovely crescent, my camera saw more of an orb. I chose this one as I am drawn to the unusual texture in Venus as well. Mars is there very fain and though Neptune is present, we are unable to see him.
It amazes me how the characters in this story are present in our evening sky! 
If you are wondering where Vulcan is, he can be found near the setting Sun opposite this show!

Go on back outside!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Mercury Retrograde...What does it feel like?

Déjà vu happens.

If you are me, it happens often and lately all the time. I am sure the fact that I am in that void place between big projects where I have the time and space to crawl into my cave of quiet, make soup and dream, has a lot to do with the intensity and frequency of them showing up.

Of course when it comes to feelings, I can only describe these sensations in hopes that you can pick up on a little bit of what it is really like from my perspective.
This morning I had a chat with my friend Tamara Patzer. The conversation left me deeply inspired and really open to possibilities for the coming year.

If you are a creative person you know that this is one of the best feelings, full of hope and belief. Tami is a sizzling launch pad ready to shoot you and your project like a rocket into the recognition you deserve!

I highly recommend connecting with her!

She blew my mind!
After our conversation, I decided to take a mental break and  indulge in one of my favorite relax-time indulges: watching a movie.

So what has this all got to do with Mercury Retrograde?
First let's have a look at some facts about Mercury.

Astronomically, he number one to our Sun and though he makes his orbital rounds in 88 days, it takes him 59 days to turn on his axis from day to night.

Given that this represents our communication and basic learning skills, we are presented with an interesting mirror regarding how we get into tape-loops of ideas and verbal patterns: slow to transform and fast to assume.
Mercury was named for the messenger of the Gods also known as Hermes. He is super fast, able to cross over worlds, and carries a really cool caduceus.

This God is a trickster and really quick to figure things out. Just four hours after his birth he found a tortoise shell and strung it into a lute!

This planet we named for the God Mercury is a small neighbor who travels closest to our Sun.

He began his current and final retrograde of 2016 at the midpoint of Capricorn back on December 19th and is swirling in his curvy path back through these 15 degrees and into the very tail end of the centaur to 28° Sagittarius 58' where he hits the breaks before continuing forward once again on January 8, 2017.
Though many Mercury retrograde periods have come and gone over the years I must say this one, right now, is feeling a lot different to me.

Sure I am seeing computer anomalies like my screen turning black and playing peek-a-boo and my friends are telling me about their computers and phones acting wacky, but what is different this time is an eerie sense of being here before.

Enter my afternoon matinee "The Zero Theorem," movie.
This one had been sitting in my "To Watch" list for a very long time. I actually have no idea what led me to it today. I just clicked on the thumbnail and whoosh!
As soon as the opening images lit up the screen I was having all sorts of  Déjà vu sensations and not just a wow, I think I have been here before but I had been in there before, in that realm! 

The set of the movie had been in a very vivid dream of mine a few years ago and even stranger, the character played by Christopher Walsh had been in the dream with me!

This is a whole lot of weird Mercury retrograde stuff. 
Did Terry Gilliam creep in my head and direct one of my dreams? And if he did, why was this all coming out today? It actually makes a lot of sense!
This is the kind of nuttiness I am betting this retrograde is bringing you also!
I could certainly spend a bunch of your time telling you why in my chart, but I would much rather show you the weird and wonderful magic that is happening in yours. 
The bottom-line message is:
Get On With IT! 
Need help?
Contact me for a session, lets' launch you into the New Year right!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

What is Jyotisha?

All countries are curious about the effects of the stars and planets. The Vedas have three daughters: Yoga=mind, Ayurveda+body and Jyotisha=Spirit.

Jyotisha is the science of light. Light is spirit. It involves the tracking and predicting the movements of astronomical bodies.

Jyotisha is one of the six Vendagas:
Shiksha This is the Science of phonetics, phonology, and It is a discipline focused on the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet. Of the utmost importance is accent, quantity, stress, melody and rules of the euphonious combination of words during Vedic recitation.

Chandas Poetic meters, including those based on fixed number of syllables per verse, and those based on fixed number of morae or fixed weight of syllable, per verse.

Vyakarana The analysis of grammar and linguistic analysis having to do with the rules of grammar in order to establish the exact form of words and sentences to properly express ideas.
Nirukta The etymology and explanation of words, particularly those that are archaic and have ancient uses with unclear meaning.

Kalpa These are ritual instructions of standardizing procedures for Vedic rituals and rites of passage associated with major life events such as birth, wedding and death in family, as well as discussing the personal conduct and proper duties of an individual in different stages of life.

Jyotisha The mathematical determining of auspicious time for rituals, and the practice of Astrology and astronomy particularly having to do with time keeping.