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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:



Also, please check out Monica's Ganesh planetary t-shirts here at the Zazzle store called India Planet. They were especially made by Monica of Jyotishcenter. They are an original pen and ink drawing of Ganesh, and t-shirts and gifts for the various planets and their corresponding colors. So for example, if you want to enliven the Moon, the Ganesh t-shirt with the moon would be the one to wear. Please contact Monica here for any questions, or if you decided to obtain a Ganesh t-shirt or gift.


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.

Monica, Intuitive Readings and Astrology, 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 here

If you have any questions, you can contact us here.


(Times are for Arizona. Pacific time now is same as Arizona, Mountain time is one hour later than Arizona, Central time is two hours later and Eastern time is three hours later ). 

Lunar high points (affects emotions positively):

Full Moon in Sagittarius : July 15 from 1:17 PM until July 16 at 2:37 PM

Moon will be exalted position in Taurus July 26 from 12:39 PM until July 28 at 6:25 PM.
In this position Moon will be aspected by Jupiter in Scorpio giving rise to more cheerful tendency in emotions.

Moon in own sign of Cancer July 30 from 8:44 PM until August 1 at 8:59 PM. In this position Mars will be conjunct with the Moon giving tendency to some emotional intensity.

New Moon in Cancer : July 30 from 11:27 PM through July 31

Subdued/ neecha Moon in Scorpio: July 11 from 9:23 PM until July 14 at 4:55 AM. In this position Moon is conjunct Jupiter lending a tendency for interest in inner wisdom.

Moon in Gemini from July 28 from 6:25 PM until July 30 at 8:44 PM. In this position Moon is aspected by Saturn and conjunct Rahu. This lends Vata or anxious tendency to emotions.

Moon in Sagittarius constellation from July 14 from 4:55 AM until July 16 at 2:44 PM. In this position Moon is conjunct Ketu and Saturn. This lends inward Vata or anxious tendency to emotions. 

Moon in Aquarius constellation from July 19 from 2:27 AM until July 21 at 3:10 PM. In this position Saturn and Rahu as well as an inward/ neecha Mars aspect Moon― this lends some intensity to the emotions with an anxious tendency.

I. DAYS OF SHIVA  for Transcendence, Deep Meditation & Prayer:
July 14 from 12:24 PM until July 15 at 1:17 PM
July 30 from 2:19 AM until same day 11:27 PM

II. DAYS OF SKANDA (ARCHANGEL MICHAEL)―for Victory and energy to overcome negativity:
July 22 from 1:33 AM till July 23 at 3:45 AM

III. DAYS OF GANESH for removing obstacles and success in action:
July 19 from 8:43 PM until July 20 at 11:09 PM

IV. DAYS OF VISHNU for harmony, balance, dharma and good relationships:
July 11 from 12:32 PM till July 12 at 12 PM
July 27 from 7:15 AM until July 28 at 6:19 AM

V. DAYS OF DURGA (Mother Divine)―for removing difficulties and overcoming fear:
July 9 from 3 PM until 1:32 PM July 10
July 25 from 6:50 AM until July 26 at 7:25 AM

Sankranti: Points of Transcendence when planets switch constellations:

Sun will move into Cancer constellation July 16 at 4:05 PM and will stay there till August 17 at 12:30 AM. This shifts the National and individual focus from communication issues to compassion and healing. It also puts emphasis on nurturing. This will especially affect people with Leo and Cancer rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs). Please also note however that Sun's fiery energy will combine with Mars in sign of emotions together with create more pitta tendency (fiery intense emotion). This could bring a more intensity in individual and national emotions and thinking.

Mars stays in Cancer constellation the whole month. This is a sign of emotion and compassion, and will lend energy to devotional communication. However in this position Mars is neecha (humble, i.e. Introverted). This could influence one to hold back one's energy which when imbalanced could create frustration. This will affect people with Aries and Scorpio as well as Cancer and Capricorn rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs). For Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra rising signs it could create more intensity in relationships.

Mercury stays in Cancer constellation till July 29 when it moves into Gemini constellation briefly, at 11:45 PM and then returns to Cancer constellation on August 2nd at 5:20 PM. This position of Mercury in Cancer emphasizes use of intellect for family oriented and healing purposes--more compassionate and nurturing in approach. The position of Mercury in Cancer constellation in July particularly affects people with Cancer, Gemini and Virgo ascendents (or Moon/Sun in those signs).

Mercury is also retrograde this month as of July 8 and it will stay retrograde through end of the month. During such time it is important to make sure that communication and filing systems are double checked, as computer errors and communication errors can keep up during Mercury retrograde.

Venus moves to Cancer constellation on July 23 at 12:20 AM and stays there till August 16 at 8:10 AM. This means artistic projects and activities may be more in terms of psychology and sensitivity. In this position Venus is conjunct a neecha/ subdued more karmic Mars. This can bring in passion and intensity to relationships, but one has to watch becoming frustrated or angry. This position of Venus will have more of an influence on people who are Libra, Taurus and Cancer rising (or Sun/Moon) in those signs. 

Rahu stays in Gemini constellation till Sep. 23, 2020. This brings expansion energy to communication and communication systems. It favors exploring new technologies of communication. This transit may bring tendency for wanting greater freedom and independence in relationships for Sagittarius rising sogns (or Moon/ Sun i. This constellation). This transit may affect people more with Sagittarius and Gemini Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs).

Ketu stays in Sagittarius constellation till Sep. 23, 2020. It brings in a tendency of spiritual transcendence to spiritual activities of teaching or law. For people with Gemini rising signs (or Sun/Moon in this sign) it can bring a letting go of attachment in relationship, and faster turnover in meeting new people. This position of Ketu may be felt more by people with Sagittarius and Gemini Rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs). 



Jupiter stays in Scorpio constellation where it reveals deep inner knowledge for transforming and healing. This month it is retrograde indicating need to revisit deep knowledge and hidden legal issues. Jupiter in Scorpio may be felt more by people with Scorpio rising signs or Sun/ Moon in Scorpio.

Jupiter stays retrograde this entire month indicating work on inner knowledge and possible restructuring of legal matters individually and nationally. Some legal matters may be delayed because of the retrograde. This is especially true because Mercury which indicates paperwork is also retrograde this month.

Saturn is in the Sagittarius constellation and will stay there this year. In Sagittarius Saturn represents purification of dharma or higher purpose. This position will affect more profoundly people with Sagittarius, Gemini, Capricorn and Aquarius rising signs (or Sun/Moon in these signs). For Sagittarius and Gemini rising signs (or Sun/ Moon in these signs it may be bringing more focus on personal needs as well as attention on relationship/ marriage. For the USA it represents purification of the basis of the nation, including government and all aspects of business and homeland. 

Throughout this month Saturn stays retrograde indicating work on restructuring matters on individual level as well as on the national level. Retrograde Saturn can also indicate some delay in things crystallizing, especially in the area of land, building and agriculture.



KALA BHAIRAVA: July 8 from 4:54 PM until July 9 at 3 PM as well as July 24 from 5:34 AM until July 25 at 6:50 AM (8th Lunar day each month) celebrates the 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 traditionalfor 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 July 13 from 11:58 AM until July 14 at 12:24 PM as well as July 29 to 4:38 AM until July 30 at 2:19 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.

July 14-19 is called Gauri Vrata. Gauri Vrata is a holiday that is particularly honored in Gujarat, India. It is a period of 5 days of fasting and worshipping Parvati. It is dedicated to Parvati (Gauri), Mother Nature, and Lord Shiva (Supreme Silent Absolute). This vow of fasting is particularly observed by single women who wish to get married. Part of the tradition is to grow corn shoots in a small pot. Parvati and Surya the Sun are honored during each day of Gauri Vrata. During this time salt is prohibited from eating. Fruits can be eaten, and only ghee milk and wheat used for making food. On Purnimah (Full Moon day) the single ladies in India also do special puja to cows and say good by to Parvati.

July 30 is Masik Shiva Ratri (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. Of all the monthly Shiva Ratris, this is the holiest and yields most benefit.

The real meaning of staying up all night on Shiva Ratri evening is being awake perpetually in the state of Enlightenment/ God Realization. Also during this time it is traditional to pour milk, honey, sugar ghee and other offerings over a Shiva Lingam while reciting the Yajur Veda hymns known as Rudra Pathe. It is also traditional to read excerpts from Holy Scriptures about Shiva. (See Shiva times above).



July 12 is known as Deva-Shayani Ekadashi. It is day Holy to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of God as Love). Deva-Shayani Ekadashi celebrates the time when Lord Narayana/ Vishnu and the devas or Laws of Nature are said to sleep for four months. This is related to the Dakshina Ayana or Southern course of the Sun from Cancer constellation to Capricorn Constellation. 

These stories may actually relate to astronomical events in ancient times. The Uttarayana is said to be the bright half of the year, and Dakshinayana is the dark half. This 6 months of dark and six months of light happens at the poles only. It is said that the Divine Beings (gods) landed on the Poles from the heavens and brought civilization to mankind. We have a bit of missing history here-- and there are indications in Vedas that the original people who chanted the Vedas came from the pole, as they described all the stars as revolving in a perfect circle around the polestar, which now only happens at the North Pole.

The story illustrating the benefit of this Ekadashi was told by the Creator Brahma to Sage Narada:

During the Satyuga there was a compassionate King named Mandhata. There was a drought in his kingdom for three years. Seeking to end the drought he contacted the Sage Angiras. The sage told the King that someone in his kingdom was not performing yagyas properly and was causing the withholding of rain. King Mandhata was advised to fast on Deva-Shayani Ekadashi together with all the people in his kingdom to end the drought. It worked and heavy rains came again.

July 27 celebrates Kamika Ekadashi. (see Vishnu times above). It is a day Holy to Lord Vishnu (Omnipresence of God as Love). It is traditional to fast on this day, and it is said in the Vedic texts by Sage Narada that this fast is more meritorious than reading all the spiritual literature. It is also said that one who fasts on this day will never experience the anger of the Lord of Dharma-Karma Yama-raja.

In general Ekadashis commemorates the day Lord Vishnu (God as Omnipresent Love) destroyed the demon Mura (Hence Vishnu is known as Murari). It was the female power or Shakti of Lord Vishnu that appeared to destroy the demon. 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.



July 16 is Guru Purnimah, celebrating one's chosen Enlightenment teacher on the full Moon. This is the night where one honors the Guru, or one's spiritual teacher. Honoring the Guru on this night is said to yield extra spiritual blessings. The essence of this celebration is for people to honor and love the Guru/spiritual teacher who brings the Divine blessings.

On Guru Purnimah devotees of the Saint-Avatar Shirdi Sai Baba (b.1838-1918) have processions and celebrations in India. Shirdi Sai emphasized surrender to the Sad Guru, love, peace, truth and devotion to God. He is highly revered in India (and by devotees around the world) as embodiment of Self-Realization. Shirdi Sai lived simply and austerely in an abandoned temple/ mosque in the village of Shirdi in Maharashtra, India. He united Muslim and Hindu traditions through his teachings and his example which treated all equally regardless of caste or religion.


SPECIAL NOTE: a partial Lunar eclipse (approx. 50 percent) will occur on July 16. Most of N. America and Greenland would not be affected. Some Eastern parts of N. America might see it. 

It would mostly be visible from Africa, Australia, South America, also most of Europe and Asia such as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, as well as areas in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. It would also be visible from Antarctica.

Whichever constellation a Lunar eclipse occurs in that is a focal point of transformation in a jyotish chart. This month the Full Moon eclipse is in Sagittarius indicating a completion of the matters related to the house Sagittarius represents for an individual or nation. 


Wishing everyone a Wonderful Year 2019 through Growth, Success and Fulfillment! Happy Holidays to everyone... may you be blessed with lots of fun, love and lots of gifts both spiritual and material!

And may this Year of 2019 bring perfection in your goals!

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, Intuitive Readings and Astrology, 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.

Copyright 2019 Henry G. Herzberger. All rights reserved.





(Varada means "Boon Giving"/ Ganapati means Lord of Divine Energies, a name of the Divine Being as Ganesha, Lord of the Cosmic Hum)

SHUKRA MANTRA FOR VENUS-- to improve relationships and bring material comforts.

Copyright 2018 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). "
Copyright 2015 Henry G. Herzberger

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