An experienced Vedic Astrologer like our guest Laura Plumb can clearly see the planetary influence that manifested a chain of pandemic events in 2020 and 2021, specific to each country.
What is in store for 2022?
Understanding the influence that planetary bodies have on us not only allows us to embrace and utilise our full potential and highest Self, but also guides us on what the future inevitably holds for us.
Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotish or “The Eye of the Veda”, is the science that allows us to perceive and interpret messages of the cosmos.
Why is it that things unraveled in this or that way?
What are the lessons that nature wanted us to learn?
What is coming up in the horizon for us?
For all of these are questions, Jyotish suggests answers, and in this episode, acclaimed Jyotishi and Ayurvedic practitioner Laura, gracefully breaks down the power of what is coming up.
About our guest: Laura Plumb
Laura Plumb is the Founder and Director of VedaWise, and lead faculty for the Ayurvedic Integrated Nutrition 200 hour Professional Training, author of the best-selling book Ayurveda Cooking For Beginners, creator/presenter of the online video course The Medicine In Your Kitchen: Introduction to Ayurvedic Cooking hosted by Spirituality & Health, host of the 53-part television show CleanseVeda, and the 12-part series called Divine Yoga.
Formerly the General Manager of The Discovery Channel Europe, Laura offers clinical services in natural medicine for whole person wellness, and health practitioner trainings in the Vedic sciences. She leads many online courses, and gives classes and consultations in Ayurveda, Jyotish, Yoga Therapy, Whole Food Cooking and Nutrition. Additonally Laura has served as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine, is an Ambassador for Banyan Botanicals and runs The Sophia Camp for Girls – a week every summer dedicated to cultivating self-esteem, self-care and self-regulation through Yoga, Ayurveda, mentoring and creative play.
In this Episode we Discuss:
The Planetary Arrangements That We’ve Experienced On The Last Few Months of 2021
The lunar eclipse on the 26th of May 2021 in Scorpio & solar eclipse on the 10th of June in Taurus.
Mars and Ketu are in tight conjunction in the sign of Scorpio.
We started the Rahu-Ketu Antardasha and will be inside “the serpent” for a few months.
Sri Yukteswar, Paramahamsa Yogananda & The Wisdom of the Vedas
The lineage of Paramahamsa Yogananda, and a story from "Autobiography of a Yogi"
The concept of “Truth” and our capacity to move towards it or away from it.
Jyotish as “The Eye of The Veda”.
The divine siddhis of the ancient Vedic rishis & how they cognized this all-embracing wisdom.
The Astrological Blessings of the Pandemic
In December 2019 there was a major Solar Eclipse that also involved Mercury, Jupiter & Saturn.
Jupiter has been for a long time trapped by the grip of Saturn, so both teacher planets were together in the sign of Capricorn until November 2021.
The lessons of Saturn usually come in the form of constriction, of letting go of certain things, of turning within. Saturn is the Yogi, the ascetic. He teaches the lessons of Shiva.
When COVID First came we had Rahu in Gemini and Khetu in Sagittarius.
We had an air Sun and an Air lunar node, causing a lot of vata.
The Khetu in a fire sign was causing a lot of fire (literally wildfires), flu, infection, anger and general chaos.
Rahu and Khetu moved around September 20th 2020 into Taurus and Scorpio respectively.
These shadow planets are exalted in these signs, so they stoped being as damaging as they were on the year prior.
Jyotish Forecast for 2022
In November 2021, Jupiter moved into the sign of Aquarius and it will stay there until April 13th.
Jupiter becomes here much more hopeful, optimistic & expansive in terms of scientific & technological breakthroughs, cutting-edge science.
Jupiter in Aquarius fosters a great capacity for spiritual growth. There is great room for spiritual & humanitarian advancements.
After April 13th 2022, Jupiter moves into Pisces, its own ruling sign.
It brings the invitation for those who did not find a meditation practice yet, to embark on that journey.
Since Pisces is a feminine sign, it’ll bring out the most feminine qualities of Jupiter. It’ll be more embodied, touching & heart-centered.
Jupiter stands for wisdom, growth, expansion, connection, union amongst humans, hope, faith, and compassion.
Pisces is very related to the medical sciences because it brings in the compassion to help others heal and restore wholeness.
In May 1st 2022, Saturn will leave Capricorn, after two and a half years there, and will move into Aquarius.
Saturn loves structure. Shanni will help lay the foundations to all of that which Jupiter in Aquarius helped envision.
This is a time for us to have a clear understanding of what we want to build or materialize in our lives. This time holds the promise of fulfillment of said plans if the proper intention is there.
Saturn when in Aquarius and Capricorn is empowered. And Saturn represents the people, the common folk. This placement of Saturn allows for the light to shine over the will of the people. It turns the tables and gives them the power to choose for themselves, where to live, how to live, what job to do, etc.
In March 2022, Rahu and Khetu are moving into Aires and Libra respectively.
This is very relevant, especially for those who have their lagna (ascendant/rising sign) or chandra (moon) in these signs.
During this time there might be some restlessness, some shadows may start to appear, or already existing ones may be revealed to us.
We may be feeling more hunger and desire for material gain.
It is important that we don’t let these influences eat our minds. Remember Ganesh, remember the light of consciousness. Unbind yourself from these influences.
It is important to do the upāyas, the remedies.
For more information on what upāyas are good for you and the afflicted planets in your chart, reach out to a quality Jyotish practitioner. You can find one close to you here.
The lunar nodes determine the signs in which the eclipse happens. The next lunar and solar eclipses will happen in these two signs.
Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.