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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 : January 2023

Please note: Recently 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 January 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.




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

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

Lunar high points (affects emotions positively):

Preview: Full Moon in Leo on February 5 from 9 AM until February 6 at 11:29 AM.

Please note even though Moon will be Full, Saturn aspects it so this can feel like some anxious /vata energy influence also. Jupiter in Aries does help though to counteract this vata influence.

Exalted Moon in Taurus ― January 27 from 4:43 PM until January 30 at 1:35 AM. In this position Moon is conjunct Rahu which lends a restlessness to the emotions and thinking demanding greater freedom. This will especially affect people with Taurus rising sign (or Moon/Sun in this sign).

Preview: Moon in Cancer (its own sign) from February 1 from 1:12 PM until February 4 at 1:49 AM.
In this position Moon is also 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 Aquarius: January 21 from 5:48 PM until January 22 at 1:53 PM.

Subdued / Neecha Moon in Scorpio on January 15 from 5:09 AM until January 17 at 10:32 AM.
In this position the Moon is aspected by Saturn and conjunct Ketu which may lend a more inward anxious tendency to the mind.

Additional Days of potential intensity:

Moon in Gemini January 30 from 1:35 AM until February 1 at 1:12 PM. In this position Moon is conjunct Mars which may intensify emotions and thinking.

Preview: Moon in Virgo occurs February 6 from 2:15 PM until February 9 at 1:47 AM.
At this time Moon will be aspected by Mars and Rahu which may lend a restless intense tendency to mind and emotions.

Moon in Aquarius occurs January 21 from 11:29 AM until January 23 at 10:36 AM. In this position the Moon is conjunct with Saturn. This brings the possibility of a tendency for anxious (vata) energy.



I. DAYS OF GAURI (3rd Lunar Day) ― Gauri as Divine Energy of Shiva, the Transcendent― For finding a partner, harmony in relationship and marriage:
January 23 from 6:14 AM until January 24 at 2:52 AM
Preview: February 8 from 3:59 PM until February 9 at 5:54 PM

II. DAYS OF GANESH (4th Lunar Day)―for removing obstacles and success in action:
January 12 from 1:29 PM until January 13 at 2:38 PM
January 24 from 2:52 AM until January 25 at 12:05 AM

Preview: February 9 from 5:54 PM until February 10 at 7:29 PM

III. DAYS OF SKANDA /ARCHANGEL MICHAEL ((6th Lunar Day) ― for Victory and energy to overcome negativity :
January 12 from 4:08 AM until January 13 at 5:48 AM
January 26 from 9:59 PM until January 27 at 8:41 PM

Preview: February 11 from 8:38 PM until February 12 at 9:16 PM

IV. DAYS OF DURGA (9th Lunar Day): Mother Nature remover of duress ―for removing difficulties and overcoming fear:
January 15 from 7:16 AM until January 16 at 6:51 AM
January 29 from 9:36 PM until January 30 at 9:42 PM

V. DAYS OF VISHNU (11th Lunar day) ―for harmony, balance, dharma and good relationships:
January 17 from 5:36 AM until January 18 at 3:33 AM
January 31 from 11:24 PM until February 1 1:33 AM

VI. DAYS OF SHIVA (14th Lunar day) ― for Transcendence, Deep Meditation & Prayer:
January 19 from 9:30 PM until January 20 at 5:48 PM
preview: February 3 from 6:28 AM until February 4 at 9 AM



Sun moves to Aquarius Sign on January 20 at 1:30 AM and stays there till February 18 at 3:34 PM when it moves into Pisces sign. This shifts the National and individual focus to scientific and humanitarian programs for betterment of humanity. It brings in a more universal equality of spirit to awareness. This will especially affect people with Aquarius and Leo rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs).

Mars stays in Gemini Sign the whole month. As of January 12 it also is now going direct after having been retrograde. This means for the world and individual it favors greater intensity and energy for need to maintain more open lines of communication and expression. Issues around communication both in individual life, society, in the nation as well as internationally―may continue being intense because of this position of Mars in Gemini.

For Sagittarius, Gemini and Taurus rising signs (or Sun or Moon in these signs) it could bring more intensity in relationships. However, the personal energy of Mars for those with Scorpio or Aries rising signs will be tempered with the intellectual balance of Mercury.

An important point is that on Dec. 8, 2022 Mars was in closest approach to Earth. In years of close Mars approaches to this planet the disturbance in the electric field of earth can be felt as increased intensity associated with increased conflict and even in increased chance of forest fires.

We saw this also in 2020 for example with riots and fires. Hence it is not surprising that last year as Earth started to approach Mars a major war started in the Ukraine and there has been much conflict in politics and elsewhere. Fortunately this influence is not permanent and by Spring 2023 will be much less felt.

(While this Mars influence slowly dissipates this year, we need to counteract this influence in our personal life by taking good care of our mental and physical health, as well as our spiritual needs through meditation and prayer especially.)

Mercury stays in Capricorn Sign till February 11 when it moves into Aquarius at 4:22 AM. While Mercury is in Capricorn, it brings in a sharp focus of intellect for details and action. Practical applied uses of communication systems and solutions is emphasized. This will affect especially those individuals who have Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn and Cancer rising signs or Sun/Moon in those constellations.

Mercury will also stop being retrograde starting Jan. 18. This should help communication and functioning of machinery and computer systems.

(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.)

Preview: Mercury in Aquarius starting Feb. 11, brings the intellect to bear on solving problems in an independent scientific way. also the tendency will be to make decisions in favor of improving society. Hopefully this time will bring more positive progress in resolving ongoing conflicts in the world. This position of Mercury in February particularly affects people with Aquarius, Gemini and Virgo rising signs (or Sun/ Moon in these constellations).

Venus moves into Pisces Sign where it is exalted on January 26 at 7:33 PM. This gives rise for tendencies to have relationships be more idealistic and harmonious. Venus will be exalted or in its strongest zodiac position in heavens. Artistic endeavors are favored at this time. This position of Venus will have more of an influence on people who are Libra, Taurus, Pisces and Virgo rising (or Sun/Moon in those signs).

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 January 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.



Jupiter symbol of law, banking and financial institutions will continue staying in the Sign of Aries this month. Overall for the world and individual it 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 Aquarius Sign (No. 11 sector of Solar circle in sky) till March 8, 2023 when it moves into the spiritual Sign of Pisces. Being in Aquarius sign Saturn gives the momentum to enhance cooperation among individuals, society and the world for mutual survival and betterment. This position of Saturn will especially affect individuals (and countries) with Aquarius, Capricorn and Leo rising (Or Sun / Moon in these positions).

For the USA and United Kingdom chart this influence of Saturn in Aquarius will continue purifying their economies as well as purify existing relationships as well as promote long lasting new relationships with other countries.

During the Saturn period in Aquarius Sign the tendency will be to seek latest modern scientific resolutions for national and international problems.



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 present Saturn transit is 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 will be starting mid March /Spring 2023 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. After this 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 : January 14 from 6:54 AM until January 15 at 7:16 AM together with January 28 from 8:14 PM until January 29 at 8:36 PM― this 8th Lunar day this month 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 January 19 from 12:49 AM until January 20 at 9:30 PM.

(Preview: Shani Pradosha next month is February 2 from 3:57 AM until February 3 at 6:28 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 Jan. 19 (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.



January 17 is Shattila Ekadashi. (see Vishnu times above). This is a holy day to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of Love). If one fasts on this day, offers fruit to Narayana (Lord Vishnu), and stays up all night (meaning keep awareness on God) --it removes all sins according to Vedic tradition.

The story of this is narrated by Lord Krishna. There once was a lady who worshipped God as Lord Vishnu with devotion. She also was charitable and gave her wealth to others. However in all this she never gave food to anyone. To bless her the Lord as Vishnu appeared as a mendicant begging for food. The lady did not give him food but threw a lump of clay in his begging bowl. Later when the lady was meditating and entered the subtle realms of Vishnu's heaven she saw a beautiful home build for her. But inside this Divine home there was no food or ornamentation. Lord Vishnu explained that He built this heavenly home for her from the clay offering she gave. But because she did not offer food the home was deprived of food and other good things.

Because the lady was a true devotee, Lord Vishnu told her that to rectify matters she needed to do the Shat tila (six sesami) worship on the Ekadashi (day of Vishnu). This consist in Six ways to use sesame (black and regular sesami seeds): to bath in water mixed with sesame, to apply paste of sesame to one's body, to eat sesame, to offer sesame to the Divine in a vedic ceremony, to offer sesame seeds in charity, and to accept charitable gifts of sesame seeds. Once the lady did this, her spiritual body became radiant, and her home in the celestial became full of food, furniture and all riches. So it is suggested to remove all sins and create subtle blessings of Abundance, one not only fast this day but also make offerings of sesame seed as per the Shat tila instructions. (see days of Vishnu above).

Jaya Ekadashi is on Jan. 31. This Ekadashi is a day Holy to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of God as Love). It is traditional to fast on such day, and it is now part of the commemoration of the day during the Mahabharata war when Bhishma gave out the 1000 names of Vishnu Hymn as he lay dying, in the presence of Krishna and the Pandavas. It is said that fasting on this day will liberate one from sin, allow one to go to Heaven, and be free from possession by negative spirits. At this time both aspects of Divine can be worshiped: Pure Silence aspect or Shiva, as well as Pure Love Omnipresence or Vishnu.

The story of Jaya Ekadashi starts in earlier times when a Gandharva or Celestial musician called Malyavan who sang most beautifully in the Heavens unknowingly caused a celestial maiden Pushyavati to lose her attention while dancing and singing for Indra the king Deva/Angel of the Heavens. Both celestial musicians were cursed by Indra to incarnate on earth and live in a forest. Unknowingly they fasted on Ekadashi because they had little food and thereby became liberated from their bound condition. (See times for Day of Vishnu.)

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.



Jan. 12 marked the birth of the great Spiritual Teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who brought the full Light of Vedic Wisdom to the world. Maharishi popularized the Transcendental Meditation Program as a scientifically tested method of realizing higher states of consciousness culminating in full Enlightenment. Many consider his tireless work to raise planetary consciousness through the TM and TM Sidhi programs, as well as reenlivenment of Ayur-Veda, Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Vedas, together with applied knowledge of yagya, jyotish and Veda and Physiology as one of the greatest achievements in recorded history.

Ganesha Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Shri Ganesha which this year is on January 24. The word Ganesha is made up of 2 words: GAM (M is ng sound) + ISHA . GAM is the description of Infinite Silence (complete infinite point of Beingness represented by G) vibrating as all the frequences of creation, the Cosmic Hum (AM). ISHA means Ruler of, or Directive Intelligence.

Together these two sounds as “Ganesha” have the meaning of Ruler of All Frequences of Creation. When we align ourselves to that Ganesha Quality of Supreme Intelligence, we are aligning with the Source of All creative impulses and frequencies in Nature. This brings greater freedom from obstacles which arise on the surface of Life in our day to day living.

Jan. 27 is celebrated this year as Narmada Jayanti which is observed especial in Madhya Pradesha Central India. It celebrates the birth of the great river Narmada Deva /Divinity which is said to bring Peace and Prosperity.

Bhishma Ashtami is on January 28. Bhishma Ashtami is celebrating the passing of the great devotee of God, teacher, and warrior Bhishma. Bhishma was the son of King Shantanu. He bravely fought Parashurama and held his own. Parashurama was the invincible Avatar of Vishnu that rid the world three times of the Kshatriya race (Warrior caste).

However Bhishma is best known as having fought in the Mahabharata war. He was beloved by both sides of the conflict and was teacher of and related to the Pandava warriors. By unfortunate destiny he was forced to fight against Krishna and Arjuna and his brothers, though he loved them.

When Bhishma was younger he had taken a vow of celibacy out of love for his father, so that his father's other children (the Pandava brothers were the children of Pandu, one of his father's children) could ascend the throne he would have inherited. Because of this he was given the Grace of choosing his own time of death.

It was only through Krishna's advice and help that Bhishma could be subdued. In the Mahabharata war Arjuna shot Bhishma full of arrows so he was lying on a bed of them immobilized. Krishna asked everyone on both sides to go to Bhishma and hear his discourse on dharma--because he was last custodian of it. In addition to giving his discourse Bhishma sang the 1000 names of Vishnu as he lay dying. Bhishma was blessed by Krishna and much eulogized by everyone.

Wishing everyone a Healthy and Productive month of January 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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Please note:  Personal Jyotish readings are available by Dr. Herzberger to address specific issues i n 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 and Monica'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 may 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:

You can also do the following simple search on Amazon Website to find the book: “Herzberger Yoga Sutras”.


Dr. Herzberger has published a paperback 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:


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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