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Author Archive | Melanie Farmer

Shadows, Light, and Horses.

In the foot hills of Fall City, Washington, along the old Snoqualmie railroad grade, there is a great network of trails. On any given day, mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and joggers, trace their way along the grade. Arteries of trails branch off the grade into the trees, rising quickly. One particular trail, followed after a […]

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Nimitta is one of six branches in Jyotish and is defined as ‘omen’ or sign.  Nimitta is essential in practice.   The classical texts list several signs to observe in our waking state as well as in the dream state. Dreams are where desire and repulsion, fear, grief and love, all rise to be exposed […]

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Timing is Everything

Ever have wonder why one event or a series of life changing events has occurred in your life over a particular period? Have you ever experienced periods of time where your health and well-being ran high or low for weeks, months, even years at a time? These patterns are related. Insight to life-cycle event patterns […]

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Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences. In India, it was traditional to practice ayurveda before taking up the study of yoga. Because ayurveda is the life-science of body, it was a physical, conditioning system in preparation for the mental-spiritual science of yoga. To date, utilizing yoga asana as ayurvedic treatment requires a grasp of both […]

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Tiger Woods' Natal Chart

Tiger Woods December 3, 1975  Birth time: 22:50    Long Beach CA Written December 16,2009 Jupiter-Gaja-Kasari-Viparita HarshaYoga Tiger’s Jupiter is retrograde in the 8thhouse-Pisces in the rashi and in the 8thhouse Capricorn in the navamsha.  Jupiter forms Gaja-Kasari yoga in the navamsha and in the rashi.  In the rashi, Jupiter in the 8th house with the Moon in Jupiter’s constellation […]

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Ketu in John Edwards’ Chart

Tapasya in Sanskrit means “heat”. In Vedic astrology but more commonly in yoga, it is used both figuratively and literally. Tapasya may be experienced as physical and spiritual suffering as it is the burn through our lack of awareness, hubris and excesses. Tapasya is like the forest fires of late summer. It can begin like […]

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John Edwards’ Eclipse Chart

“John” Edwards is an American politician who served as a US Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008. Edwards is a Gemini ASC with Mars, Mercury and Uranus in the first house. Moon, Jupiter and […]

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Ketu transit into Gemini

Ketu transited out of Cancer the evening of November 2, relieving Mars of the darkness that the nodes of the moon bring.  All planets deliver at the end of their transit, unfinished business. Our November 3 elections was the completion of a great amount of business. They have come and gone with R71 passing.  As […]

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