Open Your Heart to Joy, Love and Happiness

 

Introduction to The 90-Day Heart Line Challenge

The human heart is the greatest source of power in the universe. Not merely because this biological pump beating in the center of our chest keeps us alive, but because it is also the spiritual heart radiating at the center or our being—the one that fills our lives with meaning, purpose, beauty, grace, compassion and, above all else, love.

Throughout the ages few have escaped or been immune to the power of the heart; mothers and fathers, saints and poets, priests and priestesses, ardent lovers and starry-eyed teenagers have all, at one time or another, been captured and propelled by the heart’s irrepressible energy and humankind’s infinite capacity to feel and express love.

 

The Various Expressions of the Heart

No matter what shape or form it takes, our species is hardwired for love—we need to give it, and we crave to receive it. Love is an integral part of our being; it is not only the engine that drives humanity forward and ensures the survival of the human race, it is the force that pushes us to become ascendant, to move beyond our biological imperative, embrace our spiritual self and recognize that spirit in others.

Without love, we would face an existence bereft of joy: there would be no procreation and no great art; the beauty of a dewdrop on a blade of grass or the magnificence of a sunset would never stop us in our tracks. The laughter of a child would fail to delight us, we would never look upon the stars and wonder at the mysteries of creation, never seek to develop the noblest aspects of our nature, never make a sacrifice to benefit someone else, never feel the urge to be kind, never long for a lover’s gentle caress, the bliss of a beloved’s kiss or even find comfort in the affection and companionship of a cherished pet.

We came into this world with the capacity to love perfectly, but few of us become aware of that capacity until we feel the lack of love, or struggle with problems or tragedies in our relationships. When we love well and are well loved in return, our lives, no matter what difficulties we may face, seem full and we live in hope. Without love, or when our love is unhealthy, life can feel empty, agonizing and hopeless. As America’s most idolized sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe once famously sang in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, “When love goes wrong, nothing goes right.”

 

Learning to Love

In order for everything to “go right” in our lives, our hearts must evolve to such a degree that we move beyond our baser drives and the ego-centered impulses that anchor us to circumstance, such as fear, greed, anger and selfishness. This is not to say we need to be saints in order to love and be loved in the way we would like to be—far from it. But it does mean that, in order to experience pure, unconditional love, we must learn to love as purely and unconditionally as possible. That may sound like an unrealistically tall order, but it isn’t, not at all.

We are all born with the capacity to love perfectly, but life and ego often get in our way and trip us up. Fear, panic and loneliness can drive us to make poor choices, to start or stay in unhealthy relationships, to endure abuse and suffer indignities—and prevent us from opening our hearts to others. To find true love we must first be in touch with our true selves—we must get back to basics, to who we are at the basic core of our being, which is pure soul. How do we do that? Well, in the same way Michelangelo created his divine masterpiece, David, from an unattractive slab of rough marble. When asked how he did it, he replied that David had been in the rock all along, all he did was simply chisel away everything that was preventing the world from seeing David’s eternal, inspiring and divine beauty.

Our David, our own personal masterpiece, is our capacity to love fully and purely, which is hidden within us. That capacity is found in our heart center, which Eastern yogis refer to as our heart chakra, located in the upper region of the spine, between the shoulder blades and opposite the heart. Opening the heart chakra takes a bit of work. It is the primary and most important challenge we will encounter in The 90-Day Heart Line Challenge as it forces us to evolve as people, which can sometimes be painful because it means letting go of mindsets we have held onto for years because they have made us feel safe or comfortable, even if they have been bad for us. But when we take that daring step, when we dare to open our heart center and evolve in our capacity to love, we will tap into a power beyond our reckoning.

We will tap into the very power that created and drives the universe—a power that the ancient sages of India called Sat, that physicists call The Field and that I refer to simply as the Power of Love.

When accessing this universal power, which resides within the heart center of each and every one us, we will reap emotional riches and spiritual rewards that are truly unimaginable—we will gain the wisdom and inner strength to reshape our lives. They say that the truth will set you free, well, getting to know your true self, your true heart, will free you to experience love in all its glorious forms and in complete abundance.

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Full Moon Eclipse in Cancer: Experience Kama Muta, Moved by Love

From 10:34 pm on Sunday January 20th until 12:16 am on Monday January 21, there is a total lunar eclipse that can bring monumental change to our lives.

With the blotting out of the Moon, the eclipse represents a time where we can reset our emotions and clear away any emotional baggage of the previous six months. If we take time to reflect, the shadowy period of the eclipse can be auspicious because it allows us to connect to our inner divine light.

A lunar eclipse opens a doorway to our innermost self, presenting a perfect opportunity for soul-searching, personal reflection, spiritual contemplation and meditation. In short, by temporarily darkening the light of the luminaries of Sun and Moon, the eclipse empowers us to seek our own light and elevate our spiritual awareness—and few things in life are more important than that! Eclipses are so powerful because they bring to light the issues that need to be healed.

This eclipse is especially powerful, as the Moon is in its own sign of Cancer, reflecting our innermost nature. This feminine, yin sign is sensitive and perceptive. Its keyword is “I feel”. The Moon rules our very roots—motherhood, the home, family and happiness of heart. The entire foundation of society is based upon these roots. It is how we are nurtured and recharged in order to have the strength to go out in the world and fulfill our karma. It relates to the mother who carries her child. She knows the feeling of two heartbeats, two souls in one body. She feels that closeness.

The lesson during this eclipse is that although it is fine to feel, it is more important what we do with our feelings, how we use them. Do we use our feelings to get what we want? Or do we use our sense of reason as well, so we can channel our heightened sensitivity to work for ourselves and others? Does our super-sensitivity create drama and chaos in our life or are we able to realize what the yogis refer to as Kama Muta, Sanskrit for moved by love?

So this eclipse is an excellent time to evoke our emotion to be moved and touched. We can peel away the protective layers we have erected around our heart in order to feel the deep and tender emotion of love.

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Sun in Capricorn: Getting What you Want In Life and Love

The Sun moved into the sign Capricorn on January 13th and will stay until February 11th. (Check our conversion chart below.)

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac relating to karma (destiny); it pertains to the heights of personal achievement and reaching the zenith of our career. Capricorn reflects a far-reaching vision that impels us to embark upon new undertakings; it reflects a tenacious nature that implies, no matter how long it may take us, we will find a way to resolve situations and overcome obstacles in order to get where we want to go and obtain the goals we have set for ourselves.

In the West, Capricorn is symbolized by the sure-footed mountain goat, that most determined of creatures who persistently and steadily navigates perilous terrain until it reaches the mountaintop. The ability to get what we want this month (in life and in love) is bolstered by the fact that the sign of Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of discipline, responsibility, wisdom and transformation. Saturn’s role is to build and stabilize foundations. So, this month, especially as we set out to fulfill our New Year’s resolutions, we can do ourselves a great favour by putting Capricorn’s steely determination to good use designing practical, realistic plans and strategies that will allow us to attain our objectives in our work, life and relationships.

Take some time to seriously contemplate what it will take for you to make the changes you need to make in order to fulfill the dreams and hopes you want to realize. Buy yourself a calendar and write down a step-by-step plan that will enable you to reach you goals—stick to the plan until you are standing on top of the mountain with a big smile on your face!

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Looking Toward 2019: A Year of Change, Challenge and Opportunity!

 

The coming year will be a year of change, challenge and opportunity for us all. In fact, looking at the astrological chart for 2019, it is fair to say that the dawn of 2019 will likely initiate a revolution in our personal lives. Why? Because in 2019 our 4th house—the most intimate and personal of the 12 astrological houses—will be jam-packed with powerful planets that can be as transformative and volatile as they are influential. The key thing to remember about the 4th house is that it is directly related to our sense of comfort and security—it pertains to home and hearth, to our homeland, to our mother and all that nurtures us; it is where we take refuge from the world and is the cornerstone of our happiness and contentment of our heart. In order to feel safe, secure and loved, it is essential that our 4th house is balanced and stable. But, as we are about to see, maintaining balance and stability in the 4th is going to be a major challenge in 2019, a year that promises change.

Let’s begin at the beginning. As we rang in the New Year Virgo was rising and, as you likely know, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is in the fiery sign of Sagittarius in the 4th house. However, Mercury is not alone in the 4th house—indeed, it has plenty of company. Sun, Saturn and Pluto—all extremely powerful celestial bodies—are also in the 4th. That’s a total of four planets in the 4th house, and whenever four or more planets take up residence in a single house—a phenomenon known as a stellium—the affairs of that house exert an intense, even obsessive influence on our lives. Such concentrated focus on one house can consume all our attention, time and energy, which can unbalance us and lead to dramatic and unexpected upheaval in our lives, especially the areas of our lives most affected by that house. In the case of the 4th house, it is our personal and home life, including our sense of safety and security, that will come under intense planetary influence.

To better understand those influences, let’s take a moment to consider the nature of the planets that are parked in the 4th house. First, there is vacillating Mercury, which can behave either as a benefic or malefic planet. Then we have Sun with its nuclear-level heat that can naturally initiate movement and change. Then we have Saturn (sometimes referred to as the planet of “blessings in disguise”) that often pushes us to take a hard, honest look at the way we think and behave, thus forcing us to change, grow and mature. Finally, there is the tiny powerhouse planet of Pluto, a relentless instigator of change known as “the God of transformation and rebirth”, which often demands us to undergo a major catharsis before allowing us to move on with our lives. And of course, all this potential change is taking place in the sign of Sagittarius, which is represented by the truth-seeking archer, whose penetrating arrow is aimed heavenward in a constant search for honesty and uprightness. So, as you can see, all the elements of revolutionary change will be at work in the 4th house in 2019. And it is a revolution that could easily challenge our sense of personal security, stability, comfort and happiness.

But, as they say, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. In other words, being aware of what the planets are up to in our 4th house allows us to prepare for any changes coming our way, ensuring that we can use that transformative energy to our advantage. Usually, the best way to manage the extreme influences of a stellium is by drawing upon the balancing influences of the planet (or planets) in the opposite house—in the case of the 4th house, the opposite house is the 10th, the house of our public persona, work and career. Unfortunately, in the 2019 chart, there are no planets in the 10th house to help balance out the intense 4th house energy and maintain an equilibrium between the 4th and 10th, between our personal and professional lives. This means it will not only be easy for personal dramas and emotional upsets to disrupt our private lives, but for those private problems to spill over into the workplace and negatively impact our career. Therefore, in the coming year, we must endeavor to create the balance needed for a peaceful, happy and successful life from within ourselves: we must balance, strengthen, stabilize and protect our 4th house by drawing upon the most loving, caring and peaceable qualities residing in the depths of our heart.

When we focus on being kind, loving, peaceful and compassionate (especially with our loved ones at home), we shore up and fortify our 4th house. In doing so, we will remain calm, even-tempered and good-natured no matter how tumultuous or stormy our life becomes, or how many changes we must endure—be those changes emotional, financial, romantic or professional. Indeed, with a stable 4th house, any changes we choose to make (or are forced to deal with) in 2019 will serve to make us stronger, wiser and better people. Achieving balance in the 4th house—in our private life—helps us generate positive energy that radiates into our “public life” 10th house, allowing us to shine at work through our increased focus, creativity, productivity and effectiveness. In short, being healthy, calm and kind at home will allow us to be more brilliant and successful in our career and have good relations with everyone we meet. This is the type of change we want to strive for in the coming year—it will enable us to balance our 4th and 10th houses and effectively use the power of the four planets in the 4th house to our greatest advantage.

And the best way to strengthen our 4th house is by developing both a healthy and balanced lifestyle, a lifestyle supported by an optimistic outlook, a peaceful state of mind and a caring, generous disposition. Throughout 2019 it is extremely important for us to set positive goals both at home and at work, and then do all we can to achieve those goals by following a nutritious diet, getting plenty of exercise and rest, being ever-mindful of the needs and concerns of others, and remaining in touch with our spiritual nature through a regular practice of meditation, self-reflection and/or prayer. Fortunately, the Cosmos will help us in this regard as Jupiter—the planet of illumination—is in the 3rd house in the sign of Scorpio sitting with Venus, aspecting our 9th house of higher wisdom.

To sum up, if we remain anchored to our heart, 2019 will be a great (and perhaps magical) year for transforming even the most difficult changes and challenges into incredible opportunities and amazing success stories! To quote the enlightened Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda: “Opportunities in life come by creation not by chance. When you are attuned with your soul, you will be able to think correctly about everything you do.”

Namaskar! Have a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year!

An Important Planetary Friendship Bringing Compassion this Month

Jupiter is now in the sign Scorpio, which is ruled by Jupiter’s very good friend, the planet Mars—a friendship that makes for an extremely auspicious planetary combination. In fact, it is doubly auspicious because, on December 21st, Mars entered the sign of Pisces, which is ruled by Jupiter, creating a Cosmic dynamic known as an “Exchange of Lords”, often resulting in sudden prosperity and great success. This particular Exchange of Lords is a result of Jupiter being in the Mars’ sign of Scorpio, and Mars being in the Jupiter sign of Pisces. Even better, Jupiter is aspecting Pisces.

Pisces is the zodiacal force that supports the cultivation of mystical awareness—it possesses the power to reshape, or even completely change, the very foundation of our reality. And, given the fact that the nature of Pisces is one of kindness, patience, deep perception and spirituality, this transit presents us with a golden opportunity to widen our outlook and expand our heart by becoming more considerate and sensitive to the feelings of others.

So, until February 3rd, you want to make the most of this compassionate exchange of planets to heal any troubled relationships, let go of past hurts and forgive any slights or transgressions. In short—it is a perfect time to get in touch with our deepest feelings of love and fellowship, and then express those feelings to others. If we do so, 2019 could be one of the most outstandingly loving and compassionate years of our lives.

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Discover the Power of the Sun in Sagittarius

If you feel as though you are surrounded by darkness lately, there is good reason—the days are becoming increasingly shorter and the nights increasingly long. But don’t fret too much, once we reach the Winter Solstice on December 21st (the longest night of the year), the days start getting longer and everything will seem a bit brighter again.

In the meantime, take comfort in the fact that during this long stretch of extra darkness, we will experience a planetary transition known for its enlightening effect. On December 14th, the Sun moves into the sign of Sagittarius, where it will remain until January 13th. (Remember we practice Vedic astrology, which calculates the position of the stars a bit differently than Western astrology!)

Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac, relates to dharma (virtue), reflecting a higher level of understanding and truth. Astrologically, it is represented by the symbol of the archer, whose arrow is always pointed upwards toward the illuminating brightness of the heavens. The key phrase associated with the archer is: “I seek to understand”, which makes sense because the sign of Sagittarius rules philosophy, higher education, self-study and spiritual wisdom. Sagittarius itself is ruled by the benefic planet Jupiter, the planet representing expanded awareness and humankind’s search for purpose and meaning in life.

We will know that Jupiter is having a positive effect on our lives when we see a Ring of Solomon appear on our Mount of Jupiter (the pad of flesh below our index finger). The Ring of Solomon is a small line in the shape of a semi-circle and takes its name from the biblical King Solomon, renowned for his great wisdom, penetrating insight into human nature, fair and balanced judgement and sage counsel.

This is a very special time of year for all Sagittarians, but we must remember, each and every one of us has the 12 astrological signs in our astrological chart, which means we all have Sagittarius in one of our houses. And whichever house Sagittarius resides in within your chart is the area of your life where the effects of the Sun in Sagittarius have the most impact. And we can put that powerful energy to work for us to get things done and help us look at the world with a new and vibrant perspective. The energy of Sun in Sagittarius is very yang (male)—it is fiery, high-octane and freedom-loving in nature, reflecting a powerful desire for wide-open spaces forever seeking an opportunity to break free of restraints and find greater meaning, truth and purpose in life.

So, let us take advantage of this enlightening transit, which lasts only from December 14th to January 13th, to brighten up these dark days, open our eyes to some truths about ourselves, increase the breadth of our vision, revitalize our sense of purpose and embrace the joy of self-discovery! And why stop there? The energy of Sagittarius can also be directed toward philanthropic pursuits, humanitarian causes and to improving the environment—all of which benefit the whole of humanity and help make our world a better place to live.

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People with a strong Sagittarius in their chart include:

Nelson Mandela, who had a Sagittarius ascendant; Paramahansa Yogananda, who had the Sun in Sagittarius; and Michael Moore, who has the Moon in Sagittarius.

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Sun is in Scorpio: Time to Light Up Your Life with Passion and Truth

This is a very special time for all Scorpios, which includes anyone born between November 15 and December 14. Don’t forget we are doing Vedic astrology so you might be surprised to find your sign is actually the one before it. Understanding your Sun sign from this perspective will make a world of difference in your life.

During this time, not only does it mean that the Sun has made its once-annual “Solar return” to the astrological position it was in at the moment of your birth, it also means you are celebrating a birthday and are about to embark on a brand-new year in your life!  It is an excellent time to let the most positive aspects of your birth sign shine through.

Scorpio is ruled by fiery Mars—the noble warrior, which means this already exciting transit will be brimming with intensity and passion, with a strong emphasis on finding meaning and truth. The Sun illuminates our lives when it is in Scorpio—so take advantage of the transformative power of this transit while it lasts. It’s a great time to breathe new life and purpose into your career and relationships.

Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, reflecting the ability to uncover hidden treasures – all that is not immediately apparent to the physical eye. This includes archaeological finds, hidden aspects of our psyche and metaphysical truths.

It is very difficult to pull the wool over the eyes of a Scorpio. Scorpios make excellent researchers and detectives. There is a willingness to search for the truth no matter how painful the process, and often results in their personal transformation.

 


Those who share your Sun in Scorpio Birthday

Margaret Atwood, Kevin Parent, Francis Cabrel, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Charles De Gaulle, Indira Gandhi, Robert Hand, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, Jim Morrison, Tina Turner.


The Sun fills our life with light, warmth, vitality and vision. And the Sun shines upon us with extra brilliance when it is in the sign of Scorpio.

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