Happy Basant Panchami and Saraswati Puja!

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Basant Panchami is the 5th day of the month of Magha and marks the beginning of spring in India. As many of us in the northern hemisphere are still cold it’s clear that the season scheme varies there and is in fact broken down into 6 seasons.  This differs a bit regionally as India has many different climates, but Basant Panchami marks the first spring ritual.

On this day most people worship Maa Saraswati, who is the Goddess of Learning. We ask Saraswati to bless us to be able to give us knowledge and intelligence.  As she is seen playing a veena, the stringed instrument in her hands, we are reminded that Saraswati helps us with all learning and transmissions of wisdom.   Fresh starts and new beginnings are themes of this day as well.  Some common rituals are also observed, like eating vegetarian food or feeding those less fortunate. Books we are studying, notebooks, pens and pencils, and instruments are all offered at her feet for her to bless our endeavors.

So however you choose to do it, give praise to the wisdom principle today! 

Another cause of celebration is that on January 17th Saturn entered Aquarius after 2.5 long years in Capricorn.  As Aquarius is the sign that Saturn works better in, this is mostly a favorable transit.  As always, how it affects you personally will be seen by what house Aquarius is in your natal chart. Reach out if you want to know more!

Love and Blessings,

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Mrinmoyee Prajna

Mrinmoyee is in a long term love affair with Mother India, the land of her spiritual birth. She has lived primarily in India for the last 2 decades, and while she appreciates most all aspects of the culture, Vedic Astrology, Meditation, and Devotional pactices have been her primary focus.

Having grown up on the East coast of the United States, she deeply sees the need for the Vedic sciences in the modern Western life. She lived for 10 years in an Indian Buddhist spiritual community in North India where meditation and seva (service) were the foundations of her practice. Here she experienced the traditional teachings passed down through a lineage that is customary in India. As her interest in Vedic Astrology grew it took her to different regions and teachers of India and the US. She has studied Vedic Astrology for the last 10 years, and has given hundreds of readings to people all over the world in the last 5 years.

She offers introductory workshops on Vedic Astrology, and retreats in India. But the main focus of her work is personalized birth chart consultations. She has studied with both traditional and modern teachers, and gives a traditional analysis of the chart combined with a modern, applicable interpretation. While Vedic Astrology is Hindu in its origins, a person need not be following that path to benefit from her readings. Advice on career, relationships, finances, ideal living locations, and spirituality are just some of the areas of life that can be covered in a session.