Towards Total Transformation – May 2021©Sangeeta Venkatesh

To say May will be a complex month would be stating the obvious, considering what is going on the world.  India, in particular is going through unprecedented havoc with the Corona Virus. And it is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this article, while witnessing the loss of lives. I will not … Continue reading Towards Total Transformation – May 2021©Sangeeta Venkatesh

April 2021- Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and other transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Happy Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Nevreh, Vishu, Cheti Chand, Bohag Bihu, Vaishaki from Sojourn With San! Greetings on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (11th /12th April)- it is when the New Moon is in Pisces and so is the Sun in the last degrees. It is believed that this was the period when Lord Brahma created the world. … Continue reading April 2021- Chaitra Shukla Pratipada and other transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

March 2021- Transit of Planets ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A soothsayer in the Shakespearean play warned Julius Ceaser, ‘Beware of the Ides of March’. This sounds ominous, but let me assure you that for the people who follow dharma it will be as good a month as any other, but not vice versa! And here’s why….. Illustration for Julius Caesar from an edition of … Continue reading March 2021- Transit of Planets ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

February Transits- It’s a Party in Capricorn©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Oops I am late again! But without much ado, lets dive into the transits of planets in February. There is an unusual phenomenon that is happening in the skies this month. In my previous article I mentioned about the “Stellium” that is occurring in the sign of Capricorn.  A stellium involves a conjunction of three … Continue reading February Transits- It’s a Party in Capricorn©Sangeeta Venkatesh

January 2021 transits- Setting the stage for the year ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

“The planets are God’s punctuation marks pointing the sentences of human fate, written in the constellations.”- —James Lendall Basford Makara Sankaranti: I write this piece on the auspicious day of Makara Sankaranti or the festival of Pongal(14th January 2021), the day when the Sun moves into the sign of Capricorn. It is also the beginning … Continue reading January 2021 transits- Setting the stage for the year ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Temples of Bangalore- Andal Rangamannar Temple©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Andal Rangamannar Temple (Andavan Ashramam) We are nearly at the end of the Tamil month of Margazhi, also known as Dhanur Masa or the month of Margashirsha. In the Bhagavad Geeta, Lord Sri Krishna says 'Maasanam Margashirshoham', which translates to 'Among the months, I am Margashira'. The Dhanur masa represents the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. … Continue reading Temples of Bangalore- Andal Rangamannar Temple©Sangeeta Venkatesh

January 2021 Transits – the Abhijeet Nakshatra © Sangeeta Venkatesh

As the readers would know that according to the Vedic calendar, it is still not the new year. The New year will arrive only during the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada around April 13th (Ugadi, Gudi Padva, etc). It is not just my opinion that the Gregorian calendar is flawed, but that is a discussion for another … Continue reading January 2021 Transits – the Abhijeet Nakshatra © Sangeeta Venkatesh

The last leg- December ’20 transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

We are now in the last leg of a year that has shocked us beyond belief, though the Hindu New Year will be three months later. But, what are the planets telling us in December? Will it be a crescendo for an eventful year that has transpired? To understand this, we need to review the … Continue reading The last leg- December ’20 transits ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

November 2020 Transits- It’s all in our hands now!©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 November 2020 Transits- It’s all in our hands now!©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