Very important transits are happening this week. It is a moment of lucky chance, wishes coming true and magical manifestations happening for those who are traveling their true life calling and sensitive to the heavenly, cosmic influences.
During the month of March, Jupiter conjuncts with Mercury creating an intensification of energies. At the same time this special transit is happening, Jupiter is residing in the Nakshatra, Anuradha, the lotus of the soul thirsting for spiritual union with the Divine. This Nakshatra, (Vedic Lunar House) focuses on spiritualizing one’s life while applying disciplines for experiencing a powerful transformation. With this Nakshatra specifically, latent spiritual powers begin to manifest and an emotional clearing takes place. It is during this time that the disciple tends to crave union with his Master or Guru. An out of the ordinary, extraordinary, Divine love can be considered the keynote for this influence.
An added bonus is the position of the Moon and Jupiter, for they share an exceptional, auspicious relationship. In this configuration, solutions to all difficulties is provided with a push towards prosperity as energies are available to purify the mind and guide one’s actions in the right direction. The planet of the Guru and the Gods, Jupiter, has a clear path with harmonic forces to do what it would like to do, which is enlighten you!
Jupiters influence drives one to read spiritual scriptures, perform sacred rituals, and become focused on religious matters for deepening one’s connection with higher forces. An attraction to deities intensifies and becomes key in working with forces to transform and remove impediments blocking manifestation. Through the practice of rituals a spark of enlightenment is realized.
Expect these special, divine energies to peak from the 13th through the 17th this week and lasting until the end of March. Knowledge is one of the key benefits imparted during this time for gaining greater understanding into an expansive, enthusiasm for new spiritual ideas and philosophies to be put into action for powerful transformation.
JUPITER is GURU and home of the GODS
Jupiter is known as “Guru” in eastern Vedic astrology. It is true. When the forces of Jupiter are knocking on the door, the Guru is paving the way for one to move up a notch and into a better space. Truly, the forces of Jupiter are aligned to impact life so that all karma is erased and the best things can happen. However this influence only works if one is humble, grateful, wisely compromising, exercising correct cognition so that one is in the right place and willing to work within a group setting. For the Guru’s first love is his sangha, his disciples in cooperation and orchestrating great things for humanity as one cohesive, harmonious group.
This is where the expansion takes place inside our being, learning how to interact with others while holding a state of universal love and oneness. Inside the group experience one quickly moves through the process of bridging the split of the divided self – see article. One cannot hide behind the love for only one nor the shadow of the Guru. One grows exponentially inside the complexity of group formation. With the guidance of an enlightened being, consciousness can grow rapidly, profoundly fast with initiations and the blessing of the incarnated one.
In the sacred, ancient Hindu tradition, this auspicious Jupiter transit is called Guru Aticharam, meaning that Jupiter moves quickly in a short period of time, to create a powerful impact in a person’s life – positive or destructive, determined by the state of mind and quality of character at the time of the transit and the place where one is residing. Depending on the environment where on is, determines how this transit will impact. Therefore, it is critical to manage one’s state of mind and quality of character in the right environment for tuning into the “good” and positive vibes that this transit can provide. For an extra boost of good luck, if one is prepared, a superconscious breakthrough becomes possible with a gentle, humble heart ready to flower.
If one is behaving slightly arrogant, bold, self-centered, selfish, critical, delusional or in a state of self-defeating depression, then Jupiter can be ruthless, teaching one to change, transform and to humble thyself. The influence can be very painful as one loses a great opportunity, gets fired from a job, loses a good friend or is forced to move on and away from comfort and luxury. It can be devastating.
There are three characteristics of human behavior that I refer to as the “Three Evils”. It is the expression of these three evils that thwarts the ability for Jupiter to bring good luck into our lives. For if one is residing in the thought-currents and expressions of one of these attributes a mucky, gooey haze surrounds the body and fills the aura, blocking out all sunshine and goodness and the possibilities of great things happening.
The Three Evils are the following:
When one is wallowing in self-pity, one is focused on their weaknesses, faults, poor choices and bad experiences. Dramatic life events play repeatedly in the mind feeding lower thought-currents. There is no way Jupiter can ring the bell or say hello with a nasty, unattractive space inside the mind. This is what I call, “Laying on the ground like a dog and licking one’s wounds”, as my grandmother would call it. Truly, one must get up off the floor, stand up straight and let the past go if they want the forces of Jupiter to find them and lead them to the holy, blessed space of great happenings.
There is probably nothing more unpleasant than hanging out with someone who constantly criticizes. This usually happens when someone is feeling jealous or threatened and experiencing low self-esteem coupled with guilt. The one who is holding this type of attribute can turn inward, sending one down into deep depression or it can get caught in repetitive, critical thinking of the people surrounding them and the life events happening. The one who acts out this evil usually, has no clue how they are impacting others. They can’t help it, a bug has bit the mind, poisoned its joy and now it sits in deep dissatisfaction blaming others, quickly losing friends, gaining enemies and left isolated, alone and cold.
Jupiter highly detests a critical attitude and refuses to shower good luck on anyone who carries this nasty, critical spirit in their mind. It poisons the groups ability to thrive, enjoy life and to feel creative or inspired. Forget it, not happening with Jupiter.
This is the most destructive thought-current above all. This character has a distorted imagination that feeds on the vitality of others; it feels terribly insecure deep down inside and has an ego that is full of false pride. A nasty, nasty way of thinking as one feels suspicion for almost all, mistrusting, projecting, doubting and misperceiving. Jupiter prefers to stay far away, ignoring the mind that entertains this toxic reality while it sends lots of lessons to transform, change or be burnt. Truly it is a poison in the environment and a ghost of bad-luck.
HOW TO GAIN THE BLESSINGS OF JUPITER
It’s important to understand that the “lucky” forces of Jupiter only happen when one is flowing with life, unattached and ready to respond with humility and grace. And keep in mind, Jupiter is about working inside group activity, in harmony and for the betterment of all. If one is not moving from a place of availability and cooperation, then there is no Jupiter “lucky strike” happening in one’s life. The forces of Jupiter are adamant about humility, cooperation, movement and group activity.
If one is tied to an environment or another person, afraid to venture out into unknown territory, then most likely one is going to miss the opportunity being presented and allow the chance of fate to pass on by. Missing the summons of Jupiter tends to happen often, for most, unfortunately. For it beckons change, growth, expansion, cooperation and the ability to work with a variety of personalities – good and bad, difficult or easy. That takes great fortitude and the ability to stay centered, undaunted and non-reactive; full of confidence and trusting in a higher force. One cannot quit, leave or abandon destiny and expect the best. Jupiter insists that one be a catalyst for positive change inside His sangha and a living example.
It is also helpful to understand who are the allies of Jupiter. Mars and Ketu work with Jupiter for fine-tuning the way one works and contributes to projects, endeavors and activity that is directed at betterment for humanity. This is why it is unique in its influence and requires one to be untethered.
So how does one prepare self for gaining the lucky charm that is coming this week?
Begin with transforming the Three Evils, even if there is a speck inside of one’s mind.
1. For Criticism, become aware of how one is impacting others. If you notice, the moment you say to another, “This is not right, why did you do that and why are you doing that, you don’t know what you are doing”, you are actually looking at yourself and projecting onto another your own crap. It’s time to eat your words and transform the garbage that comes out of the critical mouth and mind so that it is not dumping and impacting in a negative way. Criticism is not kind, nor is it helpful nor is it anybody’s business what another is doing. If one is feeling critical, leave the other alone and see what needs to be fixed inside of one’s self. The Guru, seen or not seen, will take care of what needs to be addressed.
2. Clear the mind of desires and delusions. If one is laying on the ground and licking their wounds like a dog, they are showering others with a depressive force, a dark energy, a very self-centered state of mind. Get up off the ground, look around and see what you can do to make a positive difference in your environment. It may be pulling weeds from the garden, it may be cleaning the house and burning incense to create a different atmosphere or it may be organizing a closet or cleaning out the car, which is an extension of one’s own mind, incidentally. Begin with addressing and cleaning up self so one is not dripping dark, negative goo all over everything and everyone.
3. When a person is in a state of constant suspicion of others and has only nasty things to say, thoughts of mistrust about what the other might do, suspecting another before anything has happened, they are bored with life and need to get out of the house and enter into a place of service, giving their time and energy. In this way, when one is engaged in helpful activity; there is no time to entertain thoughts of mistrust, suspicion and doubt, the most destructive of the three evils that can occur inside a group situation. Jupiter highly detests the spirit of suspicion and refuses to give any kind of boon to this ego of false pride and unearned, self-appointed “guru-status”.
Use these tools to imbibe the loving, generous, lucky charm of Jupiter:
Through praising others, stress is reduced inside of one’s self and inside the group environment. As one is interacting with others, sincerely look for positive behavior or positive presence; and for goodness sake, don’t be superficial or contrived about it. For instance, “What a lovely dress you are wearing today”, or “I like the way you do that, it makes a nice difference” or “The dinner you prepared today was delicious, thank you”. Small ways to point out the positive and make others feel good is a wonderful way to change the atmosphere inside the group and gain the blessings of Jupiter.
Gratitude is a magical elixir for transformation. It is in gratitude that ecstasy, a life of bliss is born, fostered and maintained. Jupiter loooooves this quality and often, looks to see where it is operating so that it can shower its blessings upon the one who is deeply rooted in a thankful heart in action and mind. When one is flowing in the stream of gratitude, disease can actually be healed and removed from the body. People love it too, when a person is in a place of gratitude; it brings many smiles and tends to make almost everyone feel fabulous when the one in a state of gratitude is near. Find a way to entertain more thoughts of a thankful, grateful heart with what you have, who you are interacting with and where you are in the moment ~ you will be amazed how much better life becomes.
3. Love and Compassion
When one is in a state of compassion for others, there is great harmony with all that surrounds. There is understanding that life events change and pass, and there is a sense of peaceful order amongst the chaos of the day. One feels calm, quiet, and is free of fear and negative thought-currents. Creative ideas flow, as one is in a continuous search of higher truths for strengthening ones’ own character and life force so that it can be in loving service and gentle interaction. Jupiter truly enjoys this character and if the intentions are pure, the compassion genuine and the space of heart full of universal love, definitely good things come no matter what the design.
CLEAR KARMA TO MAKE ROOM FOR JUPITER
And finally, for assistance with clearing karma, setting the energies correctly one of the best things one can do is to write down everything in one’s mind related to past events that is causing heart pain, unrest in the mind and blocking positive things from happening. Empty out everything you can think of onto the paper and in full recall of the events and people and the way that you felt in that moment. Don’t censor any information. The intention is to empty as much as possible from the subconscious mind and be free from the pressure and heavy, dark cloud that covers one’s aura and mind.
When a true purging has occurred and you feel completely empty, burn the paper in a fire ritual with thanks giving, gratitude, appreciation and devotion to higher forces or your enlightened Guru who has the power to assist you in overcoming and rising to a higher level of existence.
Then, take a bath or a shower and follow up with creating an altar to perform a sacred puja to the deity, Dakshinamurti or your deity of choice; lighting a candle, burning incense and saying a prayer with offerings, gifts and flowers. Remain in a quiet space of meditation after puja, free of disruption or interruption from anyone and for allowing the forces of Jupiter to enter and change your life in a positive direction. Anytime during the 13th through the 17th, this week, is a fabulous time to conduct this ritual. You may want to consider doing this daily throughout the rest of this month. Keep emptying, purging and clearing so that you can realize a continuous, calm, grateful, loving space and be prepared to receive what Jupiter has to give.
May you experience the happy fortune of cosmic influences this coming week.
nityānandaṁ paramasukhadaṁ kevalaṁ jñānamūrtiṁ dvandvātītaṁ gaganasadṛśaṁ tattvamasyādi-lakṣyam | ekaṁ nityaṁ vimalam acalaṁ sarvadhī-sākṣi-bhūtaṁ bhāvātītaṁ triguṇa-rahitaṁ satguruṁ tam namāmi ||
“I surrender to that Satguru who is the eternal bliss, the bestower of supreme happiness, the One, who is the embodiment of wisdom, who is beyond duality, who is omnipresent, to whom the Supreme goal is giving the Enlightenment experience, who is eternal, pure and unshakable, who is the silent spectator of all thought processes, who is beyond emotions, who is without the three qualities called Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.”