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    Coming to light

    The configuration around today’s full moon is also triggering the same point where Saturn appeared to stand still at the end of Libra for a long time in late 2012, so for many people, this can be a culmination of events involving relationships, justice or diplomacy that started or were highlighted at that time. Julian Assange would certainly be able…

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    The meaning of meaning

    The ancient South Asian image, or mūrti, of Śiva as Naṭarāja - the Lord of the Dance - depicts the cosmic dance of creation, maintenance, and destruction of the universe as well as the concealment and liberation of the soul. Like all symbols, it requires interpretation. Naṭarāja is symbolic of the endless cycle of life, and no-one in their right…

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    Unavoidably One

    It’s hard to ignore the disheartening news and circumstances of much of the world today. But by sitting quietly and alone with ourselves every day, just long enough to touch the centre of our being, allowing ourselves to fully experience the range of emotions that we are undoubtedly feeling in these times, we will be able to connect with others…

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    Blue moon blues?

    Happy Holi! The Indian festival of colours at the Full Moon each Spring marks the time when winter crops like wheat are harvested there, bringing all communities together: enemies are to be forgiven, and old disagreements are to be set aside. Don’t we need a good dose of that nowadays? The Full Moon in Libra early on Thursday morning is…

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    Significant new starts at the Pisces New Moon

    We're being challenged now to decide what is real and what is false, what is realistic and what is a pipe dream. It might be preferable to withhold judgement altogether until more clarity emerges in April. This applies as much to your own life as to the evening news. Nothing is as it seems, and it is more than ever…

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    Healing with the Virgo Full Moon

    It's not a bad thing if you are feeling confused or disillusioned because we are here to find our own path and if by putting faith in someone else’s opinion or belief you have given up your own power of discernment then you have already lost your path anyway. It's never too late to reclaim it!

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    Emotional healing

    When people fall ill, we are usually preoccupied with the physical symptoms that show up before or during the illness. Ayurveda takes a bigger view, observing and evaluating a person's psychological, emotional and physical condition overall when considering their state of health.

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    New Moon in Aquarius

    Monday’s Aquarius New Moon marks the first conscious steps in a new direction that was inspired or perhaps imposed by events around the latest eclipses. Old goals and dreams are being dropped or revised to fit the current situation better.

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    Expectations are the Ground of Suffering

    Practising yoga and living a healthy lifestyle-as Katariina does with great joy-doesn’t confer any magical protection. The human body has limitations and, as the Buddha taught, some form of illness is inevitable as long as we're still alive. The real fruits of yoga begin at the edges of physical wellness, when things go wrong and life becomes unpredictable.

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    Simplify, simplify, simplify

    I recently had lunch with a spiritual friend who helps to keep me sane and questioning things. I wrote the latest astrology blog before our meeting, but I now want to underline its message even more since he has confirmed that many spiritual sages have been conveying the same things. If you’re waiting for things to calm down or go…