(23’20 – 6’40 #Capricorn)
Om Vasubhyo Namah
“ Khyapayitri Shakti”
The Power to Give Wealth and Fame
Dhanishta translated means the Famous or the Wealthy. This constellation’s 4 stars form a Drum representing the rhythmic consistent pace at which these individuals can live their life. A highly ambitious nature can result in a hectic pace of life always aspiring for wealth and influence. Dhanishta desires to “revolve around the summit of the gods” and to only associate and aspire for the elite inner circle. Dhanishta people inspire humanity to put ideas and information into practice by giving practical use of our concepts and plans. Musical and profound creative abilities are common with Dhanishta giving an innovative approach for being prosperous in their endeavors.
When Moon is in Dhanishtha…
Chara ~ Moveable
Religious rituals and Performances; Creative activities in general, especially musical and dancing; Group activities of all kinds; Mega celebratory events involving huge crowds like concerts, opening ceremonies etc.; All activities involving pomp and splendor; Purchasing moveable and immoveable property; Traveling – good for both Short trips and long journeys; All activities requiring aggression and a pro-active attitude; Lending money and all kinds of financial transactions; Meditation and Yoga; Gardening; Buying new clothes, gemstones, jewelry etc.; Favorable for treating diseases and commencing educational ventures; Career activities involving fame and recognition; Learning how to use high tech equipment and weapons.
Unfavorable for sexual activity or marriage; Activities of a fixed or restrictive character like giving up old habits etc; Not a good time to form new partnerships; Homely activities like cleaning etc; Dealings with people requiring tact, cleverness and gentleness.
The #8 #Spheres
means “that which surrounds” or “to dwell.” They are represented by the deification of 4 spheres of existence and 4 dwellers within the spheres of existence. The 8 #Vasudevas
are Earth in which Fire resides, Space in which Wind resides, Sky in which the Sun resides, and the Constellations in which the Moon resides.
“They are the worldly manifestors and bestowers of earthly treasures, including the physical bounties of the elemental dosas pitta, vata and kapha and the refined essence of para ojas. Furthermore, all Nakshatra Vasus are intimately involved in the legendary slaying of serpent-demon Vrtra” Radhe
–James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
“One day, the eight Vasus, along with their women, decide to descend upon earth. They bask in the glory of its valleys, rivers, and majestic mountains and take great delight in the many delectable fruits and nuts offered by the trees. Wandering through the forest, the Vasus happen upon a lush grassy area and decide to take rest.
Out of nowhere, a radiant, gently cow appears, All the Vasus and their wives are astonished that such a lovely creature has graced them with her presence. Especially enamored with the young calf is the spouse of Prabhasa Vasu. Never has she imagnined that such a creature might be found roaming upon the earth. So lovely is the cow that she decides it must be hers.
As it turns out, the cow is indeed a very special one. She is Nandini, the calf of Kamadhenu (the famous wish-fufilling cow). Like her mother, Nandini grants all wishes requested of her. Kamadhenu and her daughter belong to Sage Vasistha, the son of Mitra and Varuna.
Prabhasa’s wife insists that her husband nab Nandini and take her to their celestial abode. Against their better judgment, Prabhasa’s brothers agree to aid him in the abduction. After all, how grand is it to have a wish-fulfilling cow! With Nandini in their possession, the brothers and their wives hastily return to haven.
It isn’t long before Vasistha realizes that Nandini is missing. With his divine vision, he understand her whereabouts and who has captured her. Furious over the Vasus’ theft, Vasistha curses the whole lot of them that they will soon be reborn on earth as mere mortals. Hearing his curse, the Vasus are alarmed, for it is incomprehensible that they–light beings–should endure life as mortals.
All eight Vasus rush to Vasistha’s ashram, return the adorable cow, and beg forgiveness. Of course, curses are never full retractable. In the best possible scenario, a curse can merely be modified to reduce its harmful effects.
Pleased as punch to have his beloved Nandini home, Vasistha agrees to amend his curse. He declares that the Vasus, except the main culprit, Prabhasa, will be born in human form, but only for a brief moment, before returning to their divine nature. As for Prabhasa, he must endure his entire life as a mortal
Dutifully accepting their destiny, the Vaus wander earth in search of a woman to serve as their mother. Soon they happen upon mother Ganga. As luck would have it, Ganga agrees to their proposition and soon gives birth to eight children. Seven of these she immediately drowns in her waters. Hence, the seven Vasus endure life as mortals for a fleeting moment in time.
As for her eight child, he is given the name Bhisma. Bhimsa is told of his glorious future as a great here. In the Mahabharata, Bhisma serves as the immortal army general of the Kauravas, who delivers instructions on religion and morality to Yudhisthira.”
–Radhe, The Divine Forces of the Lunar Naksatras as Portrayed in the Vedas
This story reveals the entitled elitist nature that can be found with those with this nakshatra. They assumed that it was their right to take whatever they wanted. It also show how those with this constellation become stellar heroic symbols in society gaining great success and fame.
All the problems of the Vasu sprang from a romantic exchange between husband and wife. This explains why Dhaniṣṭhā has a reputation of being unfavorable to marriage. Bhīṣma himself never married or had any romantic relationship with a woman, despite his being the most attractive of princes.36 Dhaniṣṭhā is more concerned with the practical rather than the emotional or romantic. by vic
The first part of life has the energy of mars which is positive for a developing child. However the next planetary cycle is Rahu (which can begin at 1 to 7 years old) can give unusual start in life. They might feel like they are an outsider even if they are living normal conventional lives. But also Rahu brings the desire for ambition and relentless achievement of its aim. The teenage years will be influenced by this drive giving earlier success and gusto in life.
Ashtang MantraAshtang Mantra
The Morning Call
Ashtang means “8 limbs” correlating to the 8 Vasudevas who represent the worldly spheres of existence. By chanting this mantra you open and merge into all the spheres of existence harmonizing your vibration bringing balance and buoyancy in life’s matters. Yogi Bhajan says about this mantra, “This mantra is known as the Ashtang Mantra for the Aquarian Age. It has eight vibrations, and describes the glory of God…..It has eight levers, and can open the lock of time, which is also of the vibration of eight. Therefore, when this mantra is sung with the Neck Lock, at the the point where prana and apana meet sushmuna, this vibration opens the lock, and thus one becomes one with the Divine.”
Posture and Mudra – Sit in cross legged with hands in Gyan Mudra (index finger to thumb) and maintain a strong neck lock (chin tuck lifting the top of the head up pressing the back of the neck flat keeping the head looking towards horizon)
Mantra and Breath – EK ONG KAAR SAT NAAM SIRI WAHE GURU
Chant in a 2-1/2 breath cycle, in the following manner
Inhale deeply and as you pull in the navel abruptly, chant a brief “EK” then a long drawn out “ONG KAAR.” Give equal time to Ong and Kaar
Inhale deeply and as you pull in the navel abruptly, chant a brief “SAT.” Then “NAAM” is drawn out. Then, just as you get to the end of the breath, add a quick “SIRI”
Inhale half a breath, pull in the navel abruptly, chant a brief “WHA”. Then “HAY GURU” (pronounced Gurooo) is drawn out but not too long.
The “ONG KAAR” and “NAAM” with little “SIRI” at the the end are in equal length. The WAHE GURU is equal length to ONG.
Try to not let the pitch fall.
Eye position – The eyes are closed looking in and up towards the third eye
Time – 3 to 11 minutes (for more powerful chant for 31 minutes to 2-1/2 hours)
Tips for practice – Let the sound resonate in the upper cavity of the head, by closing the back of the throat and vibrating the upper palate, and allowing the sound to come through the nose.
-opens the solar plexus which in turn will charge the solar centers
-connects you with Cosmic Energy liberating you from the cycle of time and karma
-initiates the kundalini and the relatinship between the soul and the Universal Soul.
-balances all of the chakras