Navaratri Golu – a time when the dolls come to life ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

It’s the auspicious period of the Sharad Navaratri, also known as the Maha Navaratri. It’s the time when Goddess Durga – the invincible warrior goddess descends to be with her devotees.  Durga Devi -the fierce form of Adi Shakti, is said to be the primordial energy, responsible for creation and also the functioning of life … Continue reading Navaratri Golu – a time when the dolls come to life ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

October 2020 Transits – Retrograde of Mars and Mercury – Use your words wisely!©Sangeeta Venkatesh

So, we are in the last quarter of the year. It has been an intense year globally. We have had to cancel things, been in lockdown, put our masks on and have had to comply to the rules of authority. The human mind has been fragile. On the other hand, there has been introspection in … Continue reading October 2020 Transits – Retrograde of Mars and Mercury – Use your words wisely!©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Ashoka Pillar- the iconic landmark of South Bangalore ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Back in 1969, my father built a house in South Bangalore in the residential area of Jayanagar. However, my parents started living there only after my father's retirement from the Indian Army in 1986. Jayanagar back then was considered the southern end of Bangalore and was one of the first planned neighbourhoods of Bangalore- and … Continue reading Ashoka Pillar- the iconic landmark of South Bangalore ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

How Lakshmi Shrinath brought to us some ‘Lockdown Learnings’ ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

This article was first published on the digital platform Women's Web: https://www.womensweb.in/2020/08/lakshmi-shrinath-lockdown-learnings-youtube-aug20wk4sr/ May 2020 - and it was a month and a half since the world had come to a grinding halt. The lockdown was something that no one had ever imagined in their wildest dreams. In the media, heart-wrenching stories were pouring out. But … Continue reading How Lakshmi Shrinath brought to us some ‘Lockdown Learnings’ ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

The tussle between the collective Mind and the Judge- Saturn going Direct ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

According to the French-born American author, Dane Rudhyay, “Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you.”  A lot of truth in that statement! So what is the sky trying to convey now? If you remember from my previous article, Saturn has been retrograding since May 11th in Capricorn – … Continue reading The tussle between the collective Mind and the Judge- Saturn going Direct ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Mankind looking for respite- Will there be transformation? — The September 2020 Transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

(My obeisance to Sage Parasara who gave us the treatise Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra; Sage VarahaMihira who wrote the Brihat Samhita Hora, and the current astrologers Joni Patry, Komilla Sutton, Satish Menon and a host of other experts who have made astrology comprehensible to the layman. I am attempting this essay only because of them. … Continue reading Mankind looking for respite- Will there be transformation? — The September 2020 Transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Book Review: What Animals Can Teach Us About Spirituality?

Inspiring Lessons from Wild and Tame Creatures by Diana L. Guerrero (2003) Corpus Collosum Learning Pvt. Ltd; Price: Rs. 195.00; 153 pages (This article was first published in the magazine Life Positive, 2005) In the tsunami that occurred in December 2004, that devastated South Asia, an extraordinary observation was that there was evidence of few … Continue reading Book Review: What Animals Can Teach Us About Spirituality?

The Sun in Leo and the Gandanta Points©Sangeeta Venkatesh

In my last article, I mentioned and tried to explain the Gandanta points. In that context, the next few days could possibly be very unique days in human history. The annual transit of Sun (the king) into Leo (Simha Rashi, Magha Nakshatra) is happening on 16th August from Cancer (Karaka Rashi- Ashlesha Nakshatra) – where … Continue reading The Sun in Leo and the Gandanta Points©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A Heritage Unparalleled – The Warp and Weft of India ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Disclaimer: There are many states and weaves that have not been included. This article was literally written overnight with a few volunteers who shared pictures. I hope to do a state-wise weave list. This article is merely to highlight #Vocalforlocal and #SustainableFashion. Please also refrain from downloading pictures from the article. Thank you. Greetings on … Continue reading A Heritage Unparalleled – The Warp and Weft of India ©Sangeeta Venkatesh