Monthly Archives: December 2014

Surya – today and next 10 days

Sun is at the edge of Scorpio and about to enter Sagittarius. This last degree of Scorpio, known as Gandanta is very difficult for Sun. Sun is light whereas Scorpio is the hidden depths of the Ocean. Plus, Sun is close to being the farthest from the Earth on its annual journey. On winter Solstice, Dec 21, Sun will be farthest from the Earth. After that, it will start its north-ward journey and 6-month auspicious period of Uttarayana will begin.

This means for another 10 days or so, all things related to Sun will be under pressure. Our fathers may feel health issues. Governments and Kings may feel unstable. Sun is also general significator of health, so we may have to be extra careful about our own health.

Many people and all astrologers fear Gandanta (last degree of water signs) but Gandanta also means we can see the light (of Sagittarius in this case) at the end of the deep dark long tunnel (of Scorpio). As Amma says, “when dusk arrives, it already has dawn in its womb.”

Maun-japa (continuous silent chanting in our mind) of Gayatri mantra is most beneficial, especially today being SUNday and also over the next 10 days. Listening to Aditya Hridayam is also highly recommended.

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः

Surya Namaskar

Short course in Sanskrit / Mantras

I will be teaching a short course on how to read Sanskrit / Hindi. Below is a sample of Flash cards that the participants will receive. I create these flash cards from scratch, you will not find these in any Sanskrit / Hindi books. Why learn reading Sanskrit? So that you are able to pronounce mantras or any Vedic texts correctly.

Consonants - Part 1

Course starts Dec 10 (Wednesday), we will meet 5 pm-6:30 pm PST each Wednesday and possibly on a weekend also depending on availability of students. Fees is $75. Sessions will be recorded. Please send an email to if you are interested.