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Special Bulletin: A special announcement: Please note that songs to Ganesh and to Lakshmi to enliven abundance as recited by Dr. Henry Herzberger are at the bottom of the trends. See Below:

JYOTISH TRENDS : April-May 2023

Please note: Last year, after a month long intensive investigation into the true scientific origins of Vedic astrology in the process reviewing ancient Vedic texts including Vedas, Puranas and Jyotish astrology texts in original language of Sanskrit, as well as history of calendars and astrology in Sumeria, Egypt, Greece (including Greek text of Ptolemy and Hellenistic astrology) as well as European and modern astrology―following also 29 years of practice of Vedic Astrology, I came to realization that there is a need to revise the reference point used in calculating charts so they correspond to the True Kala Purusha, Nature’s chart.

This new reference was based on the Vedic 30 day Lunar cycles as well as circular path of the Sun above and below equator starting at Spring equinox as described astrologically in the Vishnu Purana and other Vedic texts. It involves the Kendras or 4 points of the Kala Purusha Chart ―the two equinoxes (Spring and Fall) as well as high point and low point below the equator known as Summer and Winter solstice.

From all the evidence I have seen, there is absolutely no doubt that the structure of Vedic astrology was based on the Sayana or Solar energy reference point using 30 day month of increasing/ decreasing Lunar cycle, and that the terminology and meaning of all the signs and planets and stars in Jyotish was formalized in astrological texts East and West during the time of the Greco-Roman empire around 2000 years ago―which enabled sharing of knowledge between India, Middle East, Egypt and Greece.

At that time the constellations were used as reference points for the Lunar-Solar cycle. Howeverat that time period they were in different positions than today. Nevertheless, the terms making use of constellation names such as “Aries”, “Taurus” etc., dating back from the 2000 years ago became standard terminology for certain Cosmic Energy positions.

For the correct meaning of the energetics of astrology and therfore to have valid results, one has to use the Adjusted Equinox-Solstice reference point of calculation of present times. As is prevalent now, without adjustment, Vedic rituals and season celebrations are off by almost one month.

So for example, Uttar Ayana, the point at which Sun is lowest below the Equator about to move upward is now celebrated in SE Asia in mid April instead of Dec. 21 at Winter solstice. Similarly, the position for Spring Equinox is celebrated mid April instead of more correct time of March 21 as for example Shrimad Bhagavatam and Vishnu Purana state.

If this discrepancy is not adjusted for, then eventually peak Winter will be celebrated in beginning of Spring, which is not what the Rishis/ Sages of astrology intended. This is important to correct as Vedic astrology actually is based on real scientific observation and sound logic. This correction has huge implications for the effectiveness of astrological chart analysis and compatibilities.

Therefore the planetary positions and their energetics in this month’s Jyotish trends will reflect the adjusted Kala Purusha Natural chart of Energetics. I will still use the old terms “Aries”, “Taurus” etc. to signify the energetics of the planetary positions, even though at present this is outmoded as far as astronomical positions of the constellations bearing those names.

This should lead to more precise descriptions of how the planetary positions influence our planet and society. (Already some major research on this was dine by the Max Planck Institute in Germany in early 20th century, as well as by chief engineer John Nelson at RC in the 1950’s. In addition one of the pioneers of Psychology, Carl Jung investigated astrology and made use of it for all his patients, and confirmed it was effective stating it demonstrated psychological and other factors were connected causally to planetary energy rather than it being simple synchronicity).

As time allows, I hope to write a book on this regarding Vedic astrology which will discusses the true scientific structure Jyotish/astrology is based on in more detail from the ancient Vedic texts to modern times.

See also my Youtube channel —
Henry Herzberger@henryherzberger8671 : 

I will be putting on new videos as time allows.




(Times are for Arizona (AZ)―Pacific time is now same as AZ; Mountain time is 1 hour later than AZ; Central time is 2 hours ahead of AZ: Eastern time is 3 hours ahead of AZ.)

Lunar high points (affects emotions positively):

Preview: Full Moon in Scorpio on May 4 from 11:14 AM until May 5 at 10:34 AM.

Please note even though Moon will be Full, Ketu is conjunct with it so this may feel like some inward vata/ nervy energy influence also. Moon in Scorpio is also most inward or subdued position in the month.

Exalted Moon in Taurus ― April 19 from 9:29 PM until April 22 at 3:11 AM.

In this position Moon is conjunct Rahu and aspected by Saturn which lends a restlessness anxious energy to the emotions and thinking demanding greater freedom. This will especially affect people with Taurus rising sign (or Moon/Sun in this sign).

Moon in Cancer (its own sign) from April 24 from 11:58 AM until April 26 at 11:30 AM.

In this position Moon is also conjunct Mars and aspected by Ketu. This lends inner intensity to emotions and thinking, even though Moon in own sign gives emotional strength at same time. This will affect Cancer rising signs especially.


Lunar low points (emotions are more sensitive):

New Moon in  Aries from April 18 at 10:54 PM to April 19 at 9:13 PM.

Moon in Virgo from April 30 to May 2: Note that in this position Moon is aspected by both Rahu and Saturn, lending an intense anxious restless tendency to emotion and  thought.

(Preview: Next New Moon is May 4 at 11:14 AM to May 5 to 10:34 AM.)

Subdued / Neecha Moon in Scorpio see Preview above May on 4-5

Additional Days of potential intensity:

Preview: Moon in Libra occurs May 2 until May 4.

At this time Moon will be aspected by Mars which may lend increased intense tendency to mind and emotions.



I. DAYS OF GAURI (3rd Lunar Day) ― Gauri as Divine Energy of Shiva, the Transcendent― For finding a partner, harmony in relationship and marriage:
April 21 from 7:20 PM until April 22 at 7:18 PM

Preview: May 7 from 7:46 AM until May 8 at 05:49 AM

II. DAYS OF GANESH (4th Lunar Day)―for removing obstacles and success in action:
April 22 from 7:18 PM until April 23 at 7:55 PM

May 8 at 05:49 AM until May 9 at 03:39 AM

III. DAYS OF SKANDA /ARCHANGEL MICHAEL ((6th Lunar Day) ― for Victory and energy to overcome negativity :
April 24 from 9:11 PM until April 25 at 10:58 PM

May 10 from 01:20 AM until May 10 at 10:58 PM ?

IV. DAYS OF DURGA (9th Lunar Day): Mother Nature remover of duress ―for removing difficulties and overcoming fear:
April from 12:32 AM until April + at 05:53 AM

May 12 from 6:21 PM until April 13 at 4:13 PM

V. DAYS OF VISHNU (11th Lunar day) ―for harmony, balance, dharma and good relationships:

April 30 from 07:59 AM until May 1 at 09:40 AM

May 14 from 2:17 PM until May 15 at 12:34 PM

VI. DAYS OF SHIVA (14th Lunar day) ― for Transcendence, Deep Meditation & Prayer:
April 18 from 12:58 AM until 10:54 PM

Preview: May 3 from 11:20 AM until May 4 at 11:14 AM
Also May 17 from 09:59 AM to May 18 at 09:13 AM



Sun moves to Taurus Sign on April 20 at 1:13 AM and stays there till May 21 at 12:09 AM when it moves into Gemini sign.  This shifts the National and individual focus to stabilizing and developing new creative projects.  This will especially affect people with Taurus, scorpio, and Leo rising signs (or  Sun/Moon in these signs).  Leadership on every level should trend towards strengthening finance based goals.

Mars stays in Cancer Sign the whole month of April. However next month May it shifts into Leo sign on May 20 at 08:31 AM where it favors action to uplift the nation.  Till then,  in this position Mars is most inward/in debilitation position, so it is important not to let emotions build up in intensity of frustration. 

For Capricorn, Cancer and Leo rising signs (or Sun or Moon in these signs) it could bring more intensity in relationships.  It is important to avoid conflict at such time. However, the personal energy of Mars for those with Scorpio or Aries rising signs will be tempered with the compassionate gentle nature of  the Moon represented by Cancer constellation.  Neverthless as these signs are having Mars energy as source of strength, energy levels for Aries and Scorpio rising signs coupd be lower, so it is important to get extra rest.

Also during this subdued/ debilitation position Mars time, people who have Cancer rising (or Sun or Moon in Cancer) are advised to be more careful driving as Mars will aspect 4th House of driving.

Mercury stays in Taurus Sign this month of April (and stays there till June 11 when it moves into Gemini at 03:26 AM).  While Mercury is in Taurus it promotes creating more solid sponsorship for communication technologies such as computers, as well as for structuring protocols for maintaining existing systems.  This position of Mercury particularly affects people with  Taurus, Scorpio, Gemini  and Virgo ascendents (or Moon/Sun in signs). 

Please note that Mercury is retrograde from April 22 till May 16.  During such retrograde times it is important to be extra vigilant regarding communication, machinery and electronics to avoid misunderstanding or malfunctions.

(Note: In general, during Mercury retrograde time periods, it is common to have some challenges regarding communications and computer systems. Also machinery may be not working quite as well. To counteract some of these challenges, it's valuable to put communications in writing so there are no errors made. Also proper maintenance of machinery during any period of Mercury retrograde may be good.)

Venus will stay in sign of Gemini the rest of April.  This shifts the artistic energy of Venus to be applied for communication-- using art form to communicate a message to society.  This particularly influences people with Gemini, Libra and Taurus Rising signs (or Moon/Sun in these signs). 

Preview: Venus moves into Cancer Sign May 7 at 7:24 AM where it will be conjunct Mars increasing emotional intensity.  In this position its interaction with Mars as well as Ketu aspect potentially producing more intense hidden passion in one’s emotions.  This position of Venus brings a refinement and harmonizing influence to projects involving the Healing  and Nursing professions.  It also brings in greater love into one's emotions.  This influence will be especially felt by people with Cancer, Taurus, or Libra rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these constellations).

Rahu stays in Taurus Sign till July 18, 2023. This position of Rahu is its exaltation position, the most powerful position for Rahu to be in. In Taurus, this position of Rahu favors expansion in terms of family values, material values, and enjoying beauty and harmony. Rahu deals with enjoyment and sensual side of life, so this is a good time to appreciate what one has and enjoy life in spite of the outer world challenges.

For the United States and United Kingdom especially this favors opening up to new values with renewed purpose in innovative ways. It brings in for the world the need for new ways of doing things to help bring material prosperity and greater comfort for everyone. This transit affects especially people with Taurus and Scorpio Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs).

Ketu on the other hand, stays in Scorpio constellation till July 18, 2023. This transit in April affects people especially with Scorpio and Taurus Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs).

For Scorpio Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs), Ketu brings in deeper sense of Being. (Rahu at same time being in 7th house of relationship brings need for more flexibility and space in relationships).

For Taurus Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs) it means going deeper spiritually in relationship, but with less attachments as Ketu will also be in sign of relationship for them.

For the world, USA and United Kingdom Ketu also brings need for partnerships based on fundamental deep shared values and principles, while developing a more varied relationship between nations, letting go of former attachments ―a relationship where countries become more self sufficient and yet cooperate together as a larger group.



(Preview :
Jupiter symbol of law, banking and financial institutions will enter the Sign of Taurus May 17 which will put focus on stabilizing financial matters.

Being in the house of transformation in USA chart we can expect some powerful restructuring.

Relative to the US chart with Sun and Jupiter in Cancer there. could also be some positive gains.)

Presently Jupiter is still in the sign of Aries. Overall for the world and individual this favors greater energy for dynamic creative pursuits in the field of knowledge, law and teaching. It gives momentum to move forward, especially since Jupiter is happy energetically in alignnment with this Sign..

For Aries rising signs (or Sun or Moon in his sign) it could bring more expansion and enthusiasm as well as happiness in relationships. It also can influence people with Pisces or Sagittarius rising by bringing more personal strength and well being in family and creative pursuits.

Hopefully during this time of creative energized Jupiter, law makers will make wise decisions and positive laws, and try to keep things in balance.

Saturn is now in the the Pisces Sign (No. 12 sector of Solar circle in sky) for the next 2 1/2 years. Being in Pisces sign Saturn gives the momentum to enhance spirituality among individuals, society and the world for mutual survival and betterment.

This position of Saturn will especially affect individuals (and countries) with Pisces, Capricorn and Virgo rising (Or Sun / Moon in these positions).



In regards to the Ukrainian war, for both Russia and the Ukraine, in addition to the close approach of the planet Mars to Earth previously discussed, the Saturn transit last year and early this year was related to the height of their Sade Sate, a most difficult time when Saturn crosses the natal position of Moon in these countries’ astrological charts.

This Saturn transit intensely purifies thinking and emotions of the two countries. It is a time when the karmas/actions of the past 30 years and even centuries of parental karma (Ukraine as original parent of old Russia) are being resolved.

In the latter stages of this Sade Sate process which has just started mid March /Spring 2023 and will continue for the following two and a half years, there should be more planetary support for the initiating changes in the direction of getting away from old negative patterns of thinking and behavior. However till May 20th while Mars is in its debilitation/ inward position it is important to not let emotion influence rash decisions  regarding the war.

After this 2 1/2 year Sade Sate period we can see astrologically the opportunity to have a restructuring/ rebirth of the two countries in terms of new commitments and policies.

We all pray and hope that the present Ukrainian war and other conflicts get resolved soon so peace can be reestablished. The world community has too many other challenges which need immediate cooperative attention ―rather than allow countries to waste lives, energy and resources on such cruel activities of war.

The need now is to help each other as a world community in order to improve everyone’s standard of living and health, alleviating poverty, and bringing abundance, education and better environment to all peoples and this planet.

We can do all this without taking recourse to violence and destruction. Wars and the suffering and destruction they bring are in direct opposition to what is needed at this point in our personal and planetary evolution.



MONTHLY KALA BHAIRAVA DAY : April 27 from 01:09 AM until April 28 at 03:32 AM —Preview: also May 11 from 8:37 PM until May 12 at 6:21 PM― this 8th Lunar day this month and next celebrates the birth and appearance of Kala Bhairava, a special aspect of Lord Shiva who appeared and cut of the fifth head of the Creator Brahma, leaving 4 heads facing different directions.

The real symbolism of this is that Creation has four directions but the fifth direction is the Transcendental Pure Consciousness which belongs to Shiva (Almighty God as Supreme Silence). On this day it is traditional for Shiva devotees to stay up all night in vigil and make offerings to Bhairava and Parvati ( The Divine Feminine aspect of Almighty God) and also offer libations and oblations to their departed ancestors. Dogs are also offered treats as offerings.

SHANI PRADOSHA falls on the thirteenth lunar day in both the bright half and dark half of the Lunar cycle. This month Shani Pradosha is celebrated April 17 from 03:17 AM until April 18 at 12:58 PM.

(Preview: Shani Pradosha next month is May 2 from 10:48 AM until May 3 at 11:20 AM.)

Fasting and worship of Shiva on Shani Pradosh brings freedom from restrictions, removal of obstacles and troubles, and moksha or Enlightenment. Traditionally in the Vedic Tradition one takes a vow (vrata) to do 11 or 26 such Shani Pradosh worships.

Monthly Shiva Ratri is on April 18 (Monthly Night of Shiva) during which time one honors Shiva (Almighty God). This is the Night of Shiva when it is customary to stay up all Night adoring the Supreme Being as Shiva, God as the Absolute Supreme Silent Self.

It is said that on this Night the Absolute (Shiva) accepts the Creation as His own Nature--giving rise to the full awakening of Enlightenment as the Unity of Absolute and Relative. (See Shiva times above).



April 30- May 1 is Mohini Ekadashi. It is day Holy to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of God as Love).  It is traditional to fast on such day, and it is said that doing the fast with worship of Lord Vishnu will free one from all sin and illusion. The story about the value of this fast is recounted in the Surya Purana ( See Vishnu times this month).

Ekadashis celebrate the first time Lord Vishnu’s Shakti appeared to destroy a demon called Murari. Because the Shakti emerged on the 11 th Lunar day She was called Ekadashi. The Shakti in the narration of the story asked Lord Vishnu to grant the boon that whosoever worships Vishnu (and his Shakti) on the 11th Lunar day, be granted freedom from sin.



April 22 is Parashurama Jayanti or the birth of Parashurama, the Avatar of Vishnu whose role was to exterminate the warrior class on this planet at a time when they were unrighteous.  Parashurama is considered to be one of eight immortals of India ( others including Hanuman, Ashwattama, etc.).

Aprill 22 is also Matangi Jayanti, birth of Matangi who represents the first of the 10 Mahavidyas or great aspects of Mother Time as Wisdom (Maha Kali).  She is depicted as emerald green in color and is associated with the prasad or left over food of the devas — specifically at feast of Shiva and Parvati representing Almighty as Silent Being and His Shakti or energy which is all of Mother Nature.  Matangi is also associated with the Solar energy among planets.  Her role is similar to Saraswati.... Ocean of the Self as Wisdom.

April 23 is Vinayaka Chaturthi.  This is a time sacred to Ganesha aspect of Divinity.  Vinayaka aspect of Ganesha in jyotish represents Capricorn constellation.  People with Taurus or Capricorn rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs) may wish to honor Vinayaka Ganesha for both removing personal obstacles as well as obstacles in good luck respectively.

April 23 is also Rohini Vrata, when the Moon is in the star Rohini.  It is a good time to fast and honor the Avatar of the Moon Shri Krishna.  It is auspicious for bringing one closer to God, development of more sattwa (purity) and removal of sin.

April 24 is Shankaracharya Jayanti, celebrated as the birth of the great Shiva Saint Adi Shankara, the Perfected teacher who revived the knowledge of Enlightenment in India about 500 BC (according to actual monastic records).  It was Shankara who established the four seats of Wisdom, the Shankaracharya spiritual Monasteries or Maths of East, West, North and South India.  He also wrote commentaries on the Brahma Sutras and Upanishads from the standpoint of Oneness.  Shankara also created the most sublime poems of devotion to God in all His/Her aspects.

April 25 is Ramanuja Jayanti, the birth of the great Vishnu Saint Ramanuja, born in South India.  He revived the angle of Bhakti or devotional love for God, and also wrote a commentary on the Vedanta Sutras from the perspective of a devotee.  He was a strong influence on the Bhakti movements in the 12th century AD to the present.

April 25 is also Skanda Shasthi which is celebrated particular in Tamil to honor Skanda/ Muruga, who in Western Tradition is known as Archangel Michael.  This is a special celebration which lasts 6 days of the increasing Moon.  It celebrates Skanda’s (Archangel Michael’s) victory over the great demon Tarakasura (which can also be spiritually translated as that type of negative intellect which creates divisiveness).

April 26 is Ganga Saptami celebrates the birth of the Ganges... or River of Life which flows symbolically from forehead of the Almighty known as Shiva (Silent Dynamism of Consciousness).  It is a time to renew our connection to the Divine.

April 27 is Bagalamukhi Jayanti, birth of the 3rd of the 10 Mahavidyas or great aspects of Mother Time as Wisdom (Maha Kali). Bagalamukhi was said to have manifested when there was a great storm over this world threatening to destroy everything.  When the angels or devas were praying for help Mother Nature in form of Golden Being appeared and subdued the storm. 

This Mahavidya aspect is associated with Mars planetary energy, and has sthambini power associated with stopping stormy situations.  Therefore in Vedic culture people would also enliven this aspect of Divine Nature to win in battle, court cases or in fight against defamation.

April 28 is Sita Navami, a day Holy to Sita wife of Avatar Lord Rama.  Lord Rama is the Solar Avatar of India, and His birth and life represent the cycle of Sun from the darkness of winter to the full sunshine of summer, the triumph of Light of God over the darkness of ignorance.

This day also is known as Sita Jayanti or birthday of Sita, adopted daughter of The great Vedic King Janaki (Hence Sita's name is also known as Janaki).  She was found as a baby when they were ploughing the earth.  She is said to be the daughter of the earth.  Sita is considered to be the embodiment of love, faithfulness to husband, and represents Lakshmi (The Supreme as Mother Nature in the form of Good Fortune).  In India married women fast on this day and pray for the longevity of their husbands.  In general this is a good day for remembering one's spouse and the love and commitment that brought you together.

April 30 is is birthday of Ananda Mayi Maa, great saint of India, known as " the Bliss filled Mother" .  She was born in Bengal in 1896 in India and became spontaneously Self-Realized in her mid twenties.  She was honored as one of the greatest saints of India.  Both Mahatma Gandhi and the first Prime Minister of India J. Nehru became her devotees.  In addition many great Saints like Paramahansa Yogananda and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi honored and appreciated Anandamayi Ma.  She traveled throughout India and established charitable institutions such as Hospitals, etc.  her passing took place in 1982. 

In the Lunar calendar her birth is celebrated May 8/9 this year.


Preview: Next month of May listing of Vedic celebrations:

May 2 is Narasimha Jayanti.  It celebrates the birth of the Man-Lion Avatar of Vishnu (God as Love).  Narasimha brought an end to the negative energies afflicting this planet long ago.  This is a good day to clear negativities from one's life.

May 2 is also Chinnamasta Jayanti, birth of birth of the 8th of the 10 Mahavidyas or great aspects of Mother Time as Wisdom (Maha Kali).  She represents the energy of Rahu in jyotish, or ability to recognize and embrace Universal Consciousness expressed as expansion outwards of the whole Creation.  She also represents ability to be free of boundaries of ego, hence Mother time as Chinnamasta is represented as holding her own head up with one hand.  The sword she holds is symbolic of cutting through ignorance.

May 4 is Kurma Jayanti.  It celebrates birth of Kurma aspect of Vishnu.  Kurma was the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu (God as Omnipresent Love) during Satya Yuga.  Kurma is the Turtle Avatar that was the support of the celestial Mount Mandara.  He allowed Himself to be used as the fulcrum for churning the Ocean of Consciousness when the devas and asuras (positive and negative forces) started to create the Universe. 

May 5 is Buddha Purnimah.  Buddha Purnimah is the Anniversary of the birth (as well as Enlightenment and death) of Gautama Buddha.  Lord Buddha was Prince Gautama of Nepal.  He left his palace as a young man to find Enlightenment.  He taught the Middle Way to higher consciousness, one based on balance rather than austerity.  His teachings gave rise to the religion of Buddhism.

May 6 is Narada Jayanti.  It celebrates the birth of the great Celestial Sage Narada great devotee of Vishnu.    Narada through the Grace of God as Vishnu ( omnipresent Love) became a celestial Sage.  Shri Narada is messenger between celestial realms, possessing vast wisdom of all areas of life.  In fact Devarishi Narada possesses knowledge of all arts and sciences including Jyotish.

As a musician Shri Narada constantly sings the praise of God (Vishnu= omnipresence of Love).  His role is similar to that of Hermes in ancient Greek Religion. 

May 7 is Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti, celebrated in India as the birth of great poet Rabindrath Tagore who live late 19th and early 20th century.  He became the first non-European to win the Nobel prize in Literature, and is considered to be a strong factor in introducing Indian culture to the West.

May 14 is Hanuman Jayanti, commemorating Hanuman’s Birthday.  Hanuman is the beloved Rudra Avatar who is known as the greatest devotee of Lord Rama as told in the ancient scripture called the Ramayana.  Hanuman and Rama lived about two million years ago from scripture and archeological evidence.  Hanuman appeared in the form of what was called the Vanara race, which were an intelligent form of hominid monkey types.  Hanuman's great love and devotion to Lord Rama made him a supreme example of love and devotion.

In the story of the Ramayana, after Lord Rama's wife Sita was captured by Ravanna, the king of Shri Lanka, Hanuman and his people helped Lord Rama wage war to bring Sita back.  Through His siddhi powers Hanuman flew to Shri Lanka and was able to locate Sita and then helped Rama win the war with Ravanna.  Hanuman is said to be one of the Immortals of he Vedic civilization, and is still supposed to be protecting humanity during the great cycles of time as per Lord Rama's request.  Anyone who calls upon Hanuman's name will be instantly protected from negative energies.  In addition Hanuman is known as protector of women.  Because of Hanuman's energy, strength and invincibility in battle He is associated with the perfect expression of Mars energy.

May 19 is Shani Jayanti or birth of the great Deva (Angel) of Saturn.  Saturn represents dharma, virtue, dedication, purity, patience and simplicity.  Honoring Saturn through Vedic ceremonies, including offerings of sesame oil and black sesame brings in this great Deva's Blessings for good luck and fortune.

May 24 is Mahesh Navami, commemorating the day that Lord Shiva removed a curse that had turned a group of hunters into stone.  Lord Shiva ((Almighty Father) removed the curse in response to the prayers of the hunters' wives.  In exchange the hunters had to seek another mode of making a living other than hunting.

May 27 is Dhumavati Jayanti, birth or first appearance of Maha-Kali (Mother Time) as the spiritual elderly form of Mother Divine associated with the planet Ketu.  This is a good time to let go of unnecessary attachments, and renew one's spiritual resolve to meditate, etc.

May 29 is Ganga Dussehra. This celebration is commemorating the origins of the Ganges river which according to legend began to flow from the Heavens, then channeled to Shiva's (Almighty God) hair, and then flowed to earth.  The great grandson of King Sagara, the sage Bhagirath in order to perform last rites for his ancestors asked for the Ganges to flow to the parched earth.  In order to do so her flow needed to be checked.  Through Bhagirath's worship and penance to Shiva, Lord Shiva agreed the Ganges could flow to His matted Hair, and then come to earth.  During this Holiday bath in the Ganges, as well as make offerings of flowers and sweets to its Spirit.

May 30 Gayatri Jayanti, birth of the famous Gayatri Mantra.  the Gayatri mantra was cognized by Rishi (Sage) Vishwamitra, catalyzed by the blessing and inspiration of his teacher Vasishtha.  The Gayatri mantra invokes the blessings of the Divine Light as exemplified by the Sun. In India this day is celebrated as day of worship of the Divine Mother (Mother Nature) in the form of Gayatri.

May 30 is also known as Nirjala Ekadashi, or Pandava Ekadashi day.  It is a day Holy to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of God as Love).  This special Ekadashi fast commemorates the time when Bhima ( who enjoyed eating)--who was one of the five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata epic, asked sage Vyasa how he could gain the benefit of all the 24 Ekadashi fasts of the year.  Sage Vyasa said that if Bhima did a complete fast without water on this day he would have the benefit of the whole yearly 24 fasts.  ( See Vishnu times this month).

Wishing everyone a Healthy and Productive month of April and May in the Year of 2023 ― may this time bring Greater Unity, Peace and Healing to All Mankind! And also may it bring perfection in your activities and goals!

Please note: Personal Jyotish readings are available by Dr. Herzberger to address specific issues in a person's Vedic Chart, with opportunity to balance planetary energies through yagyas (Vedic ceremonies) that he performs.

Dr. Herzberger also has a team of some of the finest pundits of India (a number of whom are professors emeritus of yagya and Jyotish at Varanasi, India) that have chosen to work with him as per very specific yagya instructions. Upon request he also has done yagyas in synergy with his team.

Monica, Dr. Herzberger's sister, is also available to do intuitive readings. Monica has helped people with her direct clarity of spiritual insight. She is skilled in pinpointing the nature of specific times. You might enjoy reading her Lunar Calendar for the month on her and Dr. Herzberger's website.

Dr. Herzberger's website is You can also read about yagya and Jyotish on this website. You can also read the Jyotish Trends for each month here. I encourage everyone to look here, as in practice it June not always be practical to send everyone an individual e mail with this information.

Dr. Herzberger also has published a paperback and e book special word by word Sanskrit translation of the YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI, the Foundation text of Yoga and Meditation. For those who wish to delve deeper into the psychology and philosophy of Enlightenment one can go to:

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Because everyone is concerned about the time we are in with world health and financial changes regarding issues caused by corona virus it seemed appropriate to give everyone a feel for the astrology of all this and timing of transformations, improvements etc.

The challenging times we are in are definitely reflected in the Jyotish— and I had been saying this for 6 years now.... even just three years ago had mentioned it will start Feb-March 2020. So had suggested to people during readings to be more self sufficient— have housing all set, extra food and water, and try to stay away if possible from downtown of major cities.

This was seen originally from the fact that Jupiter which reflects economy, banking world, stock market fortune and legal system was entering in March 2020 its weakest position of zodiac which lasted till mid July.

Jupiter then became stronger in Aug-Sep. 2020, and again will slide into weak position after first week of Nov. 2020 lasting till Nov. 2021.

The last time that Jupiter was in its weakest position of zodiac in Capricorn constellation was in 2008 with the housing market challenge.

In fact the astrology of every financial period which was challenging since the 1929 Great Depression involved Jupiter going into a weak position. However this year and next year it could be could seen that not only Jupiter was in weakest position or neecha, but it was also being purified by Saturn. So the intensity of the financial purification is greater than previously.

This configuration of Saturn and Jupiter being together in Capricorn where Saturn is strong purifying Jupiter where it is weak has not happened since the early 60’s.

The time we are in has some semblance to the 1961-1971 tremendous transformation of society. Even though 2020-2030 has similarities it is on a higher octave. That is a positive:

We had tremendous progress of many types of music (Elvis, Beatles, Opera, World music, etc.), also human rights (Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movement), progress in scientific technology including going to outer space, and amazing increase in spiritual movements such as meditation, yoga etc. , as well as establishment of new businesses—so materially, spiritually, artistically, scientifically and in human rights we had a kind of renaissance.

We also had our challenges such as Vietnam War and other wars, Cold War with potential for annihilation, as well as sadly the untimely death of leaders such as Kennedy and Martin Luther King among others.

So in the period 2020-2030 I see another renaissance coming, but on a higher level yet. And also we may have to face some challenges again as part of societies’ growth process.

In terms of the actual present year of 2020, what I had not foreseen is that the financial purification would also involve health of the world through the effects of a virus.

In addition what I had not realized is that starting Christmas 2019 to Jan. 12, 2020 —the Solar eclipse, Lunar eclipse and lining up of 7 planets in Sagittarius constellation including Saturn, Jupiter, Ketu, Mercury, Sun.—had not happened for millennia and would not happen for millennia again.

Experientially it was as if dimension to the Transcendent opened up while emotions were more sensitive. Such a huge transit of energies is a catalyst to create social changes for the next millennias.

We had what is called Kala Sarpa yoga of the planets— all planets between Rahu and Ketu, called the Serpent of Time— except for Moon which cycles around zodiac faster facing the Kala Sarpa alignment every time we get near to full Moon past months.

This Kala Sarpa yoga started dissipating after July 9... till then we were in its strong grip so to speak.

Aug-Mid Sep. Sun is powerful in Leo ..... At this time also Jupiter is back in Sagittarius, its Mula Trikona or root strength position, which helps the financial world as well. This helps some things in terms of trying to recover and sort things put from the impact of the corona virus of earlier this year. .

A Second phase of transformation then comes in: After elections first week of Nov- Nov. 2021 again Jupiter is in debilitation position. So again financial purification. However we will not have quite the same situation regarding Kala Sarpa yoga with 7 planets together in Sagittarius. There will be early next year another round of Kala Sarpa yoga, but not as intense. So hopefully it is a bit easier.... and end result after the dust settles is a stronger economy.

So my suggestion is to hang in there.... And then post election in Nov. this year we know that even common sense says we will be trying as a people to restore economic balance and make up for losses, but it may take a year.... as till Nov. 2021.

One more point— this summer we have had Mars nearer to out planet.... we were on the same side of Sun next to each other. So Mars intensity has been greater. You can see this in the riots etc. that have taken place as well as fires. Fortunately we are getting into Fall so things are going to cool down inwardly and outwardly.

Being aware of this extra Mars energy can help us to pacify extra Pitta or fiery energy which has built up.... through diet (cooling fruits like melon, grapes, ice cream, cool drinks, etc.) as well as by bath in cool water which pulls out excess heat from deep tissues. Also making am effort to not lose one’s temper by staying calm, meditating, and listening to soothing music.

From a larger picture :
This whole process of purification of the financial world and society is part of change that really started 3:30 AM PST on Dec. 21, 2012 when an 8 sec. pulse from the center of this galaxy, a pulse of Will from the Almighty Intelligence elevated every atom of our galaxy to higher dimension.... an ascension of galaxy which was predicted accurately to the minute by the Mayan Elders.

I can state unequivocally having experienced this in great detail at the exact moment it happened that we have entered a time of restoration Unity awareness starting from the finest atom level.

This event was also accurately predicted in Vedic texts as happening 5000 years after passing on of the King and Avatar Krishna —specifically stated the Brahma Vaivarta Purana.

In addition the Shrimad Bhagavatam Purana in Book 12 Chp 2 vs 24 predicted the official launching of the Age of Enlightenment or Golden Age lasting 10,000 years starting July 26, 2014– two years after the big event of 2012. It stated that we have begun the time of Kalki Avatar or time of purification... so that the outer world reflects the Golden Age as well. The Mayans also described this moment of July 25 -26, 2014 as opening up of all dimensions, a day outside of Time.

We happen to be living in this transformative time.... so from a greater perspective we are fortunate enough to participate in seeing a new renaissance of higher consciousness for humanity even though to get there and solve the present problems is challenging.

Some people have even commented that since this whole virus challenge started, people are now more with family, enjoying walks or Nature, resting more... coming to balance the hectic frenzy of life, and even the air is cleaner since fewer cars are on the road. We have also come to realize our vulnerability as humans thereby having a sense of Unification of our planet.... countries who looked at each other as villains now welcome aid as part of humanitarian efforts. We are all of us in this together —as our planet and solar system is flying one million miles an hour hurtling through space around the galaxy, kept intact by a Greater Divine Power... the Higher Intelligence of this cosmos...

It makes us humbler and unified in desire to see all good for everyone.... and trust all will work out if we have patience, persistence, and love one another.

Please stay healthy, patient, kind and helpful to your fellow human being (...kind to pets too)

Copyright 2021 Henry G. Herzberger.  All rights reserved..




(c) 2021 Sound files as recited by Dr. Henry Herzberger



AUM is the Cosmic frequency of Creation ----the Nature of Ganesha SHRIM is the Glory of Creation, the Radiance of Divine Light which brings Prosperity HRIM is the Divine Vibration of the Heart which evokes the deepest value of Love in the Heart KLIM is the gathering together of the Wish in the Heart for Manifesting the object of Desire GLAUM is the Energy of congealing desire in terms of Ganesh Consciousness GAM is the vibration of Lord Ganesh----the Supreme Consciousness at the junction point between Absolute and Relative GANAPATAYE is honoring Ganapati which means the Lord of the Cosmic Vibrations VARA VARADA is appreciating Ganesha as the giver of All Boons SARVA JANAM is asking Ganesha to bring ability to have influence over all things ME VASHAMANAYA is asking Ganesh to grant oneself (ME) ability to have Mastership SVAAHAA means I offer my breath, my small self, to the big Self which is represented by Lord Ganesha

So the whole mantra means:
" AUM (I enliven in myself) the Divine Radiance/Light of Life, the Divine Vibration of Love in the Heart, the deepest desire of my Heart, Gathering my intention in terms of Thee Oh Ganesha, Sending forth the Energy of Manifestation (Gam), O Lord Ganapati (Father of the Divine Energies, the Angelic Forces) I offer my life breath to Thee the Self----may You grant me the Boon of Boons of having Mastership over All (phases of my life inner and outer). "
(c) 2020 Henry G. Herzberger

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