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Animal Spirits: The Snake/Serpent

Recently I have come across a couple of snakes, first on a run a few days ago and then this morning while walking to the dog park. Both of these snakes were dead, which did not alarm me. It reminded … Continue reading

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The Twenty-sixth Nakshatra: Uttara Bhadra

The 26th of the 27 Nakshatras is Uttara Bhadra, spanning from 3°20′ to 16°40′ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Uttara, उत्तर, means concluding or higher, i.e. the second part of the two Bhadra Nakshatras, and Bhadra, भद्र, means fortunate, auspicious, pleasant, blessed, and kind. The symbol for this Nakshatra is the … Continue reading

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The Eighteenth Nakshatra: Jyeshta

The eighteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Jyeshta, spanning from 16°40′ in Scorpio/Vrishchika to 0°00′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Jyeshta, ज्येष्ठ, means distinguished, respected, older sister (one who is respected), the Ganges (which washes away karma), and the middle finger of destiny (used in a mudra during pranayama to control … Continue reading

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Animal Spirits: The Snake/Serpent

In the last post, The Ninth Nakshstra: Ashlesha, I briefly touched on Ashlesha’s symbol, the snake, so I thought this would be a great time to go into the snake symbolism some more. The snake has many dualistic qualities. Across cultures they … Continue reading

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Butterfly Journal: Truth (Entry #2)

In this Butterfly Journal entry I will briefly discuss the first chakra. See all previous entries here. The root chakra is called Muladhara मूलाधार. Mula, or moola, means root, and thus this first chakra at the base of the spine is the root, … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Vrishchika (Sign of Scorpio)

The Sun has now begun its transit through the sign of Scorpio,                                               the eighth sign of the … Continue reading

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