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May 2021 Energy Update: The Emerging Road Ahead, How Visionaries Will Be Activated and More | Lee Harris

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The May Energy Update has arrived and we had many themes that emerged. A few of the prominent headlines are:

The Emerging Road Ahead – How visionaries will be activated by their next 12 – 18 months, especially starting this month.

The Taste of Division Energy – How is that going for you? How are you experiencing it in the world? And why it is actually part of our next evolution.

Collective Exhaustion and Collective Renewal

Why self-care is a SUPERPOWER.

Check out the full update for these themes and more, and I wish you a wonderful month of May.

Big love everybody,

Lee




Emmanuel Dagher: May 2021 Energy Forecast – Shifting Into Freedom

By  | EmmanuelDagher.com

Hi Friend,

It’s always an honor for me to connect with you in this way.

On behalf of all humanity, thank you for choosing to be here at this time, to help elevate the consciousness of the planet by simply being you.

This brand new month of May has many positive shifts in store, so let’s get right to it!

Shifting Into Freedom

In recent weeks, a shift has been taking place in the collective experience, as a result of the inner healing work so many have been doing.

This internal and external shift is creating an awakening that is helping us create different paths for ourselves, and for humanity as a whole. Those paths will support a much freer way of living.

We may not have fully realized yet all of the answers needed to create a reality that allows us all to be equally free.

Yet we are being powerfully pulled in that direction, and before we know it, the answers will reveal themselves.

No amount of distraction being pushed at us now—whether through fear, control, or dysfunction—can stop this freedom shift from happening.

This quiet, peaceful, yet powerful shift will leave many of us feeling as if we have woken up from a dreamlike state. It will allow us to feel fully present, conscious, and more grounded than ever.

An important factor in our anchoring a reality where we are all equally free is for us to put aside our differences, and to recognize the humanity in one another.

2020 highlighted the extreme polarity between us and our shadow selves. And it created a world that looked more divided than ever.

But as with any healing process, these deeply ingrained patterns needed to come to the surface to be addressed, healed and resolved.

Now is the time for us to heal these extreme polarities within ourselves so that we can begin healing our relationships with one another, and with the world.

By coming together and putting aside our differences, no matter what political, religious, or other affiliations we have attached ourselves to, we will prevail in transforming the old dense systems and structures that thrive on keeping us in a reality of fear, greed, and separation.

We have the power to free ourselves from that kind of reality. It begins by healing our relationship with ourselves first, then extending our hand to others, no matter how “different” they may seem.

We may see the power of this latest shift already active within us. For example:

Has your tolerance lessened for anything not coming from a kind, compassionate, respectful space?

Has your desire or need to please others, in order to receive their love and approval, taken a backseat lately?

Are you finding it easier to speak up for yourself and say what you really want to say, instead of what you think people want to hear? Meaning, are you finding you are censoring yourself less now?

If you answered “Yes” to at least two of those three questions, then you are aligned with the freedom shift taking place right now.

That can feel uncomfortable at times, especially when so many are still entranced by the distractions being pushed at us now.

You may be feeling as if you’re alone, or that no one understands. Just know that you are not alone and that there are many who are experiencing the same.

Kindness and compassion are the threads that can help us reconnect with one another.

A Freedom Formula

With the number of big changes going on right now, it can be very helpful to create a road map for ourselves to help us navigate it all.

I’ve found that the following three things can greatly support us in anchoring greater freedom:

The first thing we can do to anchor greater freedom is to get clear on what our authentic self desires more of.

Once we have that clarity, we can begin to speak to the Universe, ourselves, and the world around us, and ask for what we desire.

As empaths, many of us tend to shy away from asking for what we really want, because we just don’t like “rocking the boat” or placing any burdens on anyone.

This leaves many empaths settling for the bare necessities so that they have just enough to get by.

This is us giving our power away.

It usually happens because we think people might judge us if we asked for what we truly want, or that having what we want makes us less spiritual in some way.

It is our birthright, and beyond OK to experience ALL of the blessings life has for us!

That includes myriad positive experiences, objects, people, and places, and many other blessings the Universe has to offer.

Being clear on what we desire and then asking for it, gives the Universe the opportunity to rise up and actually give it to us!

From this empowered space, the guessing, passive/aggressive behavior, and mixed signals that often delay our desired manifestations dissolve.

Another way to awaken to greater freedom in our lives is to get clear on what freedom means to us.

Authentic Freedom transcends linear (or “structured”) time, and instantly places us in eternal time, which is no-time.

Every time you feel truly free, it means you are living more in your heart, and less in your mind, operating fully in the present moment.

From this space, our only job each day is to align with the present moment—to be here now. To be completely present in every experience we are having, as often as we can remember to do so.

When we do this intentionally every day, all of the freedom and abundance of the Universe becomes accessible to us.

The third way we can anchor freedom is to take more risks.

Most of the people reading this now are probably highly empathic.

And because of how sensitive empaths are, due to the gift of being able to feel all the energies around us, taking risks isn’t always our first choice (though for some, that may be part of their personality makeup).

Though it can sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable to take risks, risk-taking has the gift of being able to help us expand beyond any old limitations we may have created.

A productive way to start taking risks is to invest in ourselves more—our well-being, our gifts, and our talents and contributions to the world.

We can do that by taking action that supports our health and well-being, spiritual development, and creative ventures.

These three processes—recognizing what our authentic self desires, and what freedom is to us while taking more healthy risks—can help us expand into greater freedom in our lives.

They can also help us to be more prepared and flexible when it comes to embracing the epic inner and outer shifts happening now.

We are living in the times our ancient ancestors talked about for thousands of years! It’s happening all around us, here and now.

Taking Care of Our Temple

For most of the month of May, we will also find ourselves desiring a deeper connection to our body, and with the physical aspects of our reality.

Even those who tend to concentrate more on their emotional or mental aspects will find themselves wanting to feel more physically present and aware.

If we’re feeling guided to be more present in our body by taking care of, loving, and rejuvenating it, now is the perfect time for that.

We may find ourselves craving a spa day, where we can pamper ourselves with a massage, an enriching hot springs bath, or a facial.

Another way to be more present and supportive of our body is through physical movements, such as dancing, speed-walking, swimming, or any other movement that feels good to us.

Stretching and elongating the body will also help to open and activate energy points in the body that may have felt stagnant.

These activities will help us take care of our current “home,” which is this sacred body we are living in. By taking care of our body, we are more easily able to connect with and feel our energetic, emotional, and mental aspects.

Taking care of ourselves physically is one of the most spiritual things we can do.

Another aspect of embracing the physical part of our experience is to open ourselves up to physical contact and intimacy. Many who walk a spiritual path tend to isolate themselves as a result of past experiences, or simply because they are dedicated to focusing on their own well-being and spiritual growth.

Yet a big part of experiencing optimal physical health is allowing ourselves to get close to another in an intimate way. This type of connection releases emotional energies and physical chemicals in the body that create a healthier physical experience.

Stability and Feeling Grounded

By mid-May, we have the opportunity to stabilize and feel more grounded within ourselves and our environment.

We feel most grounded when we are relaxed, at ease, and at peace, and this month, the energies will support us with moving in this direction.

Even those who tend to live a bit more on the edge—those who concentrate on high productivity, and who can be a bit compulsive about work and family responsibilities—will find themselves craving more ease and peace.

We will continue to be nudged to embrace and operate in the present moment.

When we are living in the present, we become far more grounded and aware.

This creates the kind of stability in our energies that so many go without every day. It is a portal to finding and being our most powerful self.

When we are caught up in the illusions of time, we tend to forget who we are, and what is really important on our path.

But in the space of no time, we are able to experience the kind of detachment that powerfully supports the manifestation of our greatest intentions.

Befriending the Unknown

Our lives and our Spirits are always open to us living fully and joyfully, though so many hold back from living life to the fullest, out of fear of the unknown.

And yet our higher self—our Spirit—sees what is to come, and is at peace with that, and with everything in our lives.

Because it lives separately from the narrow survival mentality of the ego, our Spirit is always free to explore and welcome in more abundance, more love, more self-expression.

Our Spirit knows what we need, and is constantly seeking ways to support and encourage us in that. We don’t have to stress about what “might be coming next.”

All we have to do is listen to and honor the guidance our Spirit offers us every day.

Remember the movie where Indiana Jones steps out onto an invisible bridge that stretches across a deep chasm?

The bridge only appears once he begins to step onto it.

Imagine how amazing our lives would be, starting at the moment we released our fear of the unknown, and simply asked our Spirit, “What is the next wonderful thing for me to do, realize, give, or receive?”!

May is an excellent time for us to let go of our fear of the unknown—to release our tendency to be led by the survival-based mind. We are then able to open up to all of the magic the rest of the year holds.

These are not only opportunities for inner growth and realization. They are also moments that are there to enrich our lives with more joy, beauty, creativity, and fulfillment.

Now is the time to discover what feels wonderful to us, in other words!

It might be something in our work, our relationships, our living environment. Or it might be travel to new places, a new kind of creative expression, or greater health and well-being.

Think of an area where you would love to experience more joy, more peace of heart and mind, and more fulfillment because now is the perfect time to open up to unexpected blessings in that area!

The key here is to be flexible, open, and adaptable to new ideas, new perspectives on old issues, and new ways of doing things.

Now is the time to allow our Spirit/Life to guide us on the journey It has always dreamt of taking us on.

It’s time to fly! It’s time to set ourselves free!

Let’s do that together.

Until next time,

Emmanuel




Your May 2021 Astrology Energy Forecast

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Are you ready for May? Watch my video above and discover what’s in store. We’ve got big, auspicious energies — like the Taurus New Moon on May 11. And Jupiter going into its beautiful domicile, Pisces on May 13.

On the other hand, we’ve also got some tricky stuff to navigate: a full moon lunar eclipse (26th), Mercury square Neptune (22nd), and both Saturn (23rd) and Mercury going retrograde (29th).

I want you to get all the juicy details, they’re in the video above. So I’m just going to give you a time stamp key showing you where everything is…

TIMESTAMPS: 2:00 –Theme #1 3:25 – Theme #2 4:20 – Theme #3 5:25 – May 3 – Mercury Enters Gemini 6:08 – Venus Enters Gemini 7:30 – May 11 – New Moon in Taurus 11:05 – May 13 – Jupiter in Pisces 13:35 – May 22 – Mercury Squares Neptune 15:50 – May 23 – Saturn Retrograde 16:45 – Full Moon Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse 20:05 – Mercury Retrograde 24:15 – Goddess Card #1 25:40 – Goddess Card #2

Enjoy!

Much love and many blessings,

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Vedic Astrology Report for May 2021: It’s a Very Powerful Month

vedic astrology May 2015

By Debra Infante

May is a powerful month with lots of activity, especially during the last week. Venus, planet of love, creativity, and healing, happily transits Taurus, its own sign, during most of the month of May, beginning on May 4, 2021. Venus travels with exalted Rahu while in Taurus, and they exactly conjunct on May 17, 2021, increasing our desires. Akshaya Tritiya, a very auspicious day in the Vedic calendar, occurs on May 14, 2021, when the Sun and Moon are both exalted. Saturn, planet of focus and discipline, begins its retrograde phase on May 23, 2021. The spring eclipse season beings with a total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021. Mercury, planet of communications, turns retrograde on May 29, 2021.

Venus, planet of love, relationships, healing, the arts, and finance, transits its own sign of Taurus from May 4 to May 28, 2021. Venus is well-placed in Taurus, and we yearn for stability, harmony, and commitment in our relationships after all the intense changes that have occurred in the past year. We are all venturing into uncharted territory, and the helpful transit of Venus this month can direct us back to our hearts. We enjoy being in comfortable and stable environments, and want deeper heart-felt connections with our family members or close friends. This is a great time to pursue artistic and creative projects or hobbies. When Venus is in the peaceful earth sign of Taurus, it is uplifting to connect with the natural world, whether we grow a garden or just spend more time outdoors. As Venus also rules finances, it’s a good time reevaluate our budget and spending habits to reflect our new values.

Venus will be with Rahu, the north node of the Moon, during its time in Taurus from May 4 to 28. These two planets create an exceptionally powerful combination as Venus is strong in its own sign, and Rahu is exalted in Taurus. The exact conjunction of Venus/Rahu occurs at 16 degrees Taurus on May 17, 2021. We want to focus more on the positive side of Venus and Rahu, which brings greater interest in the creative arts and in alternative healing modalities.

As Rahu is a planet of urgency and amplifies energy, the desire for love and money increases when conjunct Venus in the material sign of Taurus. Rahu is a shadow planet and can be somewhat obsessive and manipulative, so it’s usually not recommended to rush into any major financial decisions or get involved too quickly in a love relationship until you learn a bit more about the person or situation, as things may not be as they seem. The intensity of the Venus/Rahu conjunction will increase around May 17, so patience and clarity are needed mid-May.

Akshaya Tritiya, a very auspicious day in the Vedic calendar, occurs on the third lunar day of the waxing Moon in either April or May, when both the Sun and Moon are exalted, which increases the positive solar and lunar energies. This year, Akshaya Tritiya is on May 14, 2021 in the US. But more precisely the Tritiya Tithi or lunar day begins on May 13, 2021 at 5:08 PM PST and lasts until May 14 at 7:29 PM PST. It is said that this is the day when the sacred Ganges River descended to earth from heaven. Traditionally, any new venture or undertaking begun on this day is supported and brings increased prosperity. Helping others and making charitable offerings are highly favored on this day.

Saturn goes retrograde in the sign of Capricorn from May 23, 2021 until October 10, 2021.  Retrograde Saturn periods, which happen every year for about four months at a time, are good for increasing self-discipline, letting go of self-defeating behavior, and developing a strong inner practice like meditation. This is a time to reassess your responsibilities in life and be accountable for your actions. You are learning a lot about yourself as to what you can accomplish or endure, and you may restructure your life if you need to. Saturn retrograde periods help us develop inner strength.

The beginning of the 2021 eclipse season starts with a total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021 at 4:13 AM PDT at 11 degrees Scorpio in the nakshatra of Anuradha, called the “star of friendship.” Being a total lunar eclipse and with the full moon in its weakest sign of Scorpio, we may feel more intensity, both emotionally and mentally. The nakshatra of Anuradha is about friendship, commitment, and keeping one’s word with others, indicating this could be a sensitive time for relationships, especially if they are not based on truth or respect. Our true desire is to interact in good faith with others. Eclipses are catalysts for change, and are also days for spiritual practices, such as meditation, yoga, mantra, and contemplation. These practices help us to integrate and properly understand these powerful energies.

Mercury, planet of communications, the intellect, and discernment, goes retrograde on May 29, 2021 until June 22, 2021. Mercury begins retrograde at 0 degrees Gemini and will eventually go back into the sign of Taurus while in backward motion. Mercury retrograde turns the mind inward and we may become more preoccupied with our own thoughts or we may change our mind or alter plans. Sometimes actions have to be repeated with Mercury retrograde. So take your time, review plans, do your research, and be clear in all of your communications, as you may be misunderstood. This is a good time for meditation, contemplation, or self-analysis.

Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has taught Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ from 2002 to 2020. Debra can be reached at (928) 639-0623 or dinfante108@gmail.com for astrological consultations by phone or in person. Or contact her to receive her monthly Vedic astrology article. You can also find her at http://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/




Pleiadian-Earth Energy Report: 30 April, 2021

By Pia Orleane, PhD

On 30 April we move into the 13-day period of Choosing Earth Energy. With everything going on in the world today, our personal and collective choices are more important than ever.

Choosing Energy is considered to be related to the path of destiny, and today we are facing a collective destiny for humanity that requires profound examination of each choice we make. If we make the wrong choice in ignorance or from listening to the wrong sources, our species may perish.

This period offers us the opportunity to nurture each other rather than judge each other when things rise to the surface that must be resolved to be healed. An imbalanced reaction in Choosing energy creates selfish choices. The appropriate use of Choosing energy offers collective healing as we settle our differences by choosing the highest good for all.

No matter what you hear from governments, religions, the medical profession, or the news media, please make every choice from what you know from your intuition and from your heart, which is aligned with the wisdom that is waiting there to be heard, chosen, and acted upon.
With kindness, compassion, and love,

Pia


You can explore the Pleiadian-Earth Energy Systems more deeply in the above book and in the 2021 Pleiadian-Earth Energy Calendar. For more information on your own energetic makeup and Venus influences, choose to order a personal Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrological Chart.




April 26-27 Supermoon in Scorpio: 5 Things You Should Know to Be Ready

Source: Sheetal

Sheetal reveals the 5 things your should know about the April 26-27, 2021 supermoon in Scorpio, which occurs at 11:31 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 26 (April 27 in Europe and Australia). A supermoon is when the moon is both full and closest to the Earth (within 90 percent of its closest distance from our planet).

According to Sheetal, Scorpio is all about transformation and is ruled by Pluto, which is the planet of death and rebirth. So, you may experience an ending that is actually a transformation to bring in something new. What in your life do you want change? Harness this supermoon energy to make that change happen. Make something new and fresh.

You might find this video helpful as well:




The End of the Kali Yuga in 2025: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Yuga Cycle

By Bibhu Dev Misra | New Dawn Magazine

A number of ancient cultures believed in a Cycle of World Ages in which we gradually descend from a state of spiritual perfection and material abundance to one of ignorance and scarcity. In ancient India, this was called the Yuga Cycle. The Yuga Cycle doctrine tells us that we are now living in the Kali Yuga; the age of darkness, when moral virtue and mental capabilities reach their lowest point in the cycle.

The Mahabharata describes the Kali Yuga as the period when the “World Soul” is Black in hue; only one-quarter of virtue remains, which slowly dwindles to zero at the end of the Kali Yuga. Men turn to wickedness; disease, lethargy, anger, natural calamities, anguish, and fear of scarcity dominate. Penance, sacrifices, and religious observances fall into disuse. All creatures degenerate. Change passes over all things, without exception.

The Kali Yuga (Iron Age) was preceded by three other Yugas: Satya or Krita Yuga (Golden Age), Treta Yuga (Silver Age), and the Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age). In the Mahabharata, Hanuman gives the following description of the Yuga Cycle to the Pandava prince Bhima:

The Krita Yuga was so named because there was but one religion, and all men were saintly: therefore they were not required to perform religious ceremonies… Men neither bought nor sold; there were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will… The Krita Yuga was without disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred, or vanity, or evil thought whatsoever; no sorrow, no fear. All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness. The universal soul was White… the identification of self with the universal soul was the whole religion of the Perfect Age. In the Treta Yuga sacrifices began, and the World Soul became Red; virtue lessened a quarter. Mankind sought truth and performed religious ceremonies; they obtained what they desired by giving and by doing. In the Dwapara Yuga the aspect of the World Soul was Yellow: religion lessened one-half. The Veda was divided into four parts, and although some had knowledge of the four Vedas, others knew but three or one. Mind lessened, Truth declined, and there came desire and diseases and calamities; because of these men had to undergo penances. It was a decadent Age by reason of the prevalence of sin.1

Now we are living in the dark times of the Kali Yuga when goodness and virtue have all but disappeared from the world. When did the Kali Yuga begin, and when does it end?

In spite of the elaborate theological framework of the Yuga Cycle, the start and end dates of the Kali Yuga remain shrouded in mystery. The popularly accepted date for the beginning of the Kali Yuga is 3102 BCE, thirty-five years after the conclusion of the battle of the Mahabharata. This date is believed to be based on a statement made by the noted astronomer Aryabhatta in the Sanskrit text Aryabhatiya, where he writes that:

When sixty times sixty years (i.e. 3,600 years) and three quarter Yugas had elapsed, twenty-three years had then passed since my birth.2

This means that Aryabhatta had composed the text when he was 23 years old and 3,600 years of the current Yuga had elapsed. The problem here is that we do not know when Aryabhatta was born, or when he composed the Aryabhatiya. He does not even mention the Kali Yuga by name, and simply states that 3,600 years of the Yuga had elapsed. Scholars generally assume that the Kali Yuga had started in 3102 BCE, and then use this statement to justify that the Aryabhatiya was composed in 499 CE. However, we cannot use the reverse logic, i.e. we cannot say that the Kali Yuga must have started in 3102 BCE since the Aryabhatiya was composed in 499 CE, for we do not know when Aryabhatta lived or completed his work.

Another important source is the Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II of Badami, which was incised on the expiry of 3,735 years after the Bharata war and 556 years of the Saka kings.3 If we take the beginning of the Saka Era as 78 CE, then the Bharata War took place in 3102 BCE, then the Kali Yuga, which started 35 years after the Bharata War, began in 3067 BCE. But we must remember there is an Old Saka Era as well, whose beginning date is disputed, and for which various dates have been proposed by scholars ranging from 83 BCE – 383 BCE.4 If the Aihole inscription refers to the Old Saka Era, then the Kali Era starts a few hundred years before 3102 BCE.

The truth is that there is no text or inscription which gives us an unambiguous date for the beginning of the Kali Yuga. Although the popularly accepted date is 3102 BCE, there is no astronomical basis for it. There is a claim that the computation was based on the conjunction of the five ‘geocentric planets’ (i.e. the planets visible to the naked eye) – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – at 0° Aries at the beginning of the Kali Yuga as mentioned in the Surya Siddhanta. But the Surya Siddhanta explicitly states that this conjunction of planets at 0° Aries takes place at the end of the Golden Age.5 Besides, modern simulations indicate that on 17/18 February 3102 BCE, the five geocentric planets occupied an arc of roughly 42° in the sky, which cannot be considered as a conjunction by any means. Therefore, neither is there any astronomical basis for the start date nor do we have any evidence that Aryabhatta or any other astronomer had calculated the date. Before the 6th century CE, the date does not occur in any Sanskrit text or inscription. It could have been invented by later-day astronomers or adopted from some other calendar. The vagueness surrounding the origin of this very important chronological marker makes its validity highly suspect.

The task of figuring out the start date of the Kali Yuga from the ancient Sanskrit texts, however, is fraught with difficulties, since a number of inaccuracies have crept into the Yuga Cycle information contained within them. In many Sanskrit texts, the 12,000-year duration of the Yuga Cycle was artificially inflated to an abnormally high value of 4,320,000 years by introducing a multiplication factor of 360, which was represented as the number of ‘human years’ which constitutes a ‘divine year’. In the book, The Arctic Home in the Vedas (1903), B.G. Tilak wrote that:

The writers of the Puranas, many of which appear to have been written during the first few centuries of the Christian, era, were naturally unwilling to believe that the Kali Yuga had passed away… An attempt was, therefore, made to extend the duration of the Kali Yuga by converting 1,000 (or 1,200) ordinary human years thereof into as many divine years, a single divine year, or a year of the gods, being equal to 360 human years… this solution of the difficulty was universally adopted, and a Kali of 1,200 ordinary years was at once changed, by this ingenious artifice, into a magnificent cycle of as many divine, or 360 × 1200 = 432,000 ordinary years.6

Yuga Cycle of 24,000 Years

However, certain important Sanskrit texts such as the Mahabharata7 and the Laws of Manu,8 which scholars believe were composed earlier than the Puranas, still retain the original value of the Yuga Cycle as 12,000 years. The Mahabharata explicitly mentions that the Yuga Cycle duration is based on the days and nights of human beings. The Zoroastrians also believed in a Cycle of the Ages of 12,000 years’ duration. The Great Year or Perfect Year of the Greeks was variously represented as being of 12,954 years (Cicero) or 10,800 years (Heraclitus) duration. Surely, the Yuga Cycle cannot be of different durations for different cultures.

In the book The Holy Science (1894)Sri Yukteswar clarified that a complete Yuga Cycle takes 24,000 years, and is comprised of an ascending cycle of 12,000 years when virtue gradually increases and a descending cycle of another 12,000 years, in which virtue gradually decreases. Hence, after we complete a 12,000-year descending cycle from Satya Yuga -> Kali Yuga, the sequence reverses itself, and an ascending cycle of 12,000 years begins which goes from Kali Yuga -> Satya Yuga. Yukteswar states that “Each of these periods of 12,000 years brings a complete change, both externally in the material world, and internally in the intellectual or electric world, and is called one of the Daiva Yugas or Electric Couple.”9

The 24,000-year duration of the complete Yuga Cycle closely approximates the Precessional Year of 25,765 years, which is the time taken by the sun to ‘precess’, i.e. move backward, through the 12 Zodiac constellations. Interestingly, the Surya Siddhanta specifies a value of 54 arc seconds per year for precession, as against the current value of 50.29 arc seconds per year. This translates into a Precessional Year of exactly 24,000 years! This means that the currently observed value of precession may simply be a temporary deviation from the mean.

The concept of an ascending and descending cycle of Yugas is still prevalent among Buddhists and Jains. The Jains believe that a complete Time Cycle (Kalachakra) has a progressive and a regressive half. During the progressive half of the cycle (Utsarpini), there is a gradual increase in knowledge, happiness, health, ethics, and spirituality, while during the regressive half of the cycle (Avasarpini) there is a gradual reduction in these qualities. These two half-cycles follow each other in an unbroken succession for eternity, just like the cycles of day and night or the waxing and waning of the moon.

The ancient Greeks also appear to have believed in an ascending and descending Cycle of the Ages. The Greek poet Hesiod (c. 750 BCE – 650 BCE) had given an account of the World Ages in Works and Days, in which he inserted a fifth age called the ‘Age of Heroes’, between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. In Hesiod’s Cosmos, Jenny Strauss Clay writes:

Drawing on the myth in Plato’s Statesman, Vernant also claimed that the temporal framework of Hesiodic myth, that is, the succession of races, is not linear but cyclical; at the end of the age of iron, which he divides into two, the cycle of races starts again with a new golden age or, more likely, a new age of heroes, as the sequence reverses itself…Vernant himself offers a solution when he remarks that “there is not in reality one age of iron but two types of human existence.”10

This is very interesting. Jean-Pierre Vernant, who is a highly-acclaimed specialist in ancient Greek culture, believes that the Cycle of the Ages reverses itself as per Hesiod’s account. Not only that, he states the Iron Age has two parts, which corresponds to Yukteswar’s interpretation in which the descending Kali Yuga is followed by the ascending Kali Yuga. We can surmise, in this context, that the ‘Age of Heroes’, which immediately followed the Bronze Age in Hesiod’s account, must be the name ascribed by Hesiod to the descending Kali Yuga.

The evidence from different sources supports the notion of a complete Yuga Cycle of 24,000 years, comprised of an ascending and descending cycle of 12,000 years each. This brings us to the question of the relative durations of the different Yugas in the Yuga Cycle, and the transitional periods, which occur at the beginning and end of each Yuga, and are known as Sandhya (dawn) and Sandhyansa (twilight) respectively. The values in the following table are provided in the Sanskrit texts for the duration of the Yugas and their respective dawns and twilights:

Yugas of Equal Duration?

Since so many inaccuracies crept into the Yuga Cycle doctrine, as pointed out by Yukteswar and Tilak, we also need to question the accuracy of the relative durations of the Yugas mentioned in the Sanskrit texts. Although the Yuga Cycle is mentioned in the mythic accounts of around thirty ancient cultures, as described by Giorgio de Santillana, professor of the history of science at MIT, in the book Hamlet’s Mill (1969), we find very little information regarding the relative durations of the different ages within this cycle.

In the few accounts where the durations of the Yugas are specified, we find that each age in the Yuga Cycle is of the same duration. For instance, the Zoroastrians believe that the world lasts for 12,000 years, which is divided into four equal ages of 3,000 years each. A Mexican source known as the Codex Rios (also referred to as Codex 3738 and Codex Vaticanus A) states that each age lasts for 4,008, 4,010, 4,801, and 5,042 years respectively for a total of 17,861 years. We can see that in this case also the duration of each age is nearly the same.

Therefore, the duration of the four Yugas mentioned in the Sanskrit texts (i.e. 4,800, 3,600, 2,400, and 1,200 years) deviates from the norm. The duration of each Yuga, in this sequence, decreases by 1,200 years from the previous one. This is an arithmetic progression that is rarely if ever, found in natural cycles. Could it be that the Yuga durations were deliberately altered at some point in the past in order to give the impression that the duration of each Yuga decreases in tandem with the decrease in virtue from one Yuga to the next?

Here is the most startling fact: Two of the most famous astronomers of ancient India, Aryabhatta and Paulisa, believed that the Yuga Cycle is comprised of Yugas of equal duration! In the 11th century, the medieval scholar Al-Beruni had compiled a comprehensive commentary on Indian philosophy, sciences, and culture titled Alberuni’s India, in which he mentions that the Yuga Cycle doctrine was based on the derivations of the Indian astronomer Brahmagupta, who in turn derived his knowledge from the Sanskrit Smriti texts. He makes an interesting statement in this regard:

Further, Brahmagupta says that “Aryabhatta considers the four yugas as the four equal parts of the caturyuga (Yuga Cycle). Thus he differs from the doctrine of the book Smriti, just mentioned, and he who differs from us is an opponent.”11

The fact that Aryabhatta believed the four Yugas to be of equal duration is extremely pertinent! Al-Beruni reasserts this in no uncertain terms: “Therefore, according to Aryabhatta, the Kali Yuga has 3,000 Divya years…. every two yugas have 6,000 Divya years… every three years has 9,000 Divya years.” Why would Aryabhatta subscribe to such a belief? Did he have access to sources of information that are lost to us now?

Paulisa, another celebrated astronomer of ancient India, also subscribed to the idea of Yugas of equal duration. Alberuni says that, while presenting the calculations for the duration of a Kalpa, “he (Pulisa) has not changed the caturyugas into exact yugas, but simply changed them into fourth parts, and multiplied these fourth parts by the number of years of a single fourth part.”12

Thus, two of the most respected astronomers of ancient India, Aryabhatta and Paulisa, believed in a Yuga Cycle that comprised of 4 Yugas of equal duration of 3,000 divine years each. However, their opinion was overshadowed by the contradictory view held by Brahmagupta. He railed against Aryabhatta and the other astronomers who held differing opinions and even abused them. Al-Beruni says about Brahmagupta:

He is rude enough to compare Aryabhatta to a worm which, eating the wood, by chance describes certain characters in it without understanding them and without intending to draw them. “He, however, who knows these things thoroughly, stands opposed to Aryabhatta, Srishena, and Vishnucandra like the lion against gazelles. They are not capable of letting him see their faces.” In such offensive terms he attacks Aryabhatta and maltreats him.13

We can now understand why Brahmagupta’s opinion finally prevailed over that of the other astronomers of his time, and it certainly did not have anything to do with the inherent soundness of his logic or the authenticity of his sources.

It is time for us to stop standing in opposition to Aryabhatta, Paulisa, Srishena, Vishnucandra, and others like the “lion against gazelles,” and instead take cognizance of the very real possibility that the Yugas in the Yuga Cycle is of equal duration, and the 4:3:2:1 sequence of the Yugas may have been a mathematical manipulation that crept into the Yuga Cycle doctrine sometime prior to 500 CE. It is possible this manipulation was introduced because people were inclined to believe that the duration of a Yuga should decrease in tandem with the decrease in virtue and human longevity from one Yuga to the next. A neat formula was devised in which the total duration of the Yugas added up to 12,000 years. However, there was one problem. If the Kali Yuga is of 1,200 years duration, then it should have been completed many times over, since its proposed beginning in 3102 BCE. In order to circumvent this potentially embarrassing situation, another complexity was introduced. Each ‘year’ of the Yuga Cycle became a ‘divine year’ comprised of 360 human years. The Yuga Cycle became inflated to 4,320,000 years (12,000×360) and the Kali Yuga became equal to 432,000 years (1,200×360). Humanity became consigned to an interminable duration of darkness.

Original Yuga Cycle Encoded into Saptarshi Calendar

The original Yuga Cycle doctrine appears to have been very simple: A Yuga Cycle duration of 12,000 years, with each Yuga lasting for 3,000 years. This cycle is encoded in the Saptarshi Calendar which has been used in India for thousands of years. It was used extensively during the Maurya period in the 4th century BCE and is still in use in some parts of India. The term Saptarshi refers to the ‘Seven Rishis’ or the ‘Seven Sages’ representing the seven stars of the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major). They are regarded as the enlightened rishis who appear at the beginning of every Yuga to spread the laws of civilization. The Saptarshi Calendar used in India had a cycle of 2,700 years; it is said that the Great Bear constellation stays for 100 years in each of the 27 Nakshatras (lunar asterisms) which adds up to a cycle of 2,700 years.14 The 2,700-year cycle was also referred to as a Saptarshi Era or a Saptarshi Yuga.

If the 2,700-year cycle of the Saptarshi Calendar represents the actual duration of a Yuga, then the remaining 300 years out of the total Yuga duration of 3,000 years automatically represents the ‘transitional period’, before the qualities of the subsequent Yuga are fully manifested. The total duration of the Yuga Cycle, excluding the transitional periods, is equal to (2,700×4), i.e. 10,800 years, the same as the duration of the ‘Great Year of Heraclitus’ in Hellenic tradition! This clearly indicates the underlying basis of the Cycle of the World Ages in both India and Greece was the 2,700-year Saptarshi Cycle.

It is agreed by historians that the Saptarshi Calendar, in use during the Maurya period in the 4th century BCE, started in 6676 BCE. In the book Traditions of the Seven Rsis, Dr. J.E. Mitchiner confirms this:

We may conclude that the older and original version of the Era of the Seven Rsis commenced with the Seven Rsis in Krttika in 6676 BCE… This version was in use in northern India from at least the 4th century BCE, as witnessed by the statements of Greek and Roman writers; it was also the version used by Vrddha Garga, at around the start of the Christian era.15 

In fact, the recorded chronology of Indian kings goes back further than 6676 BCE as documented by the Greek and Roman historians Pliny and Arrian. Pliny states that “From Father Liber [Roman Bacchus or Greek Dionysus] to Alexander the Great (d. 323 BCE), Indians reckon 154 kings, and they reckon (the time as) 6,451 years and 3 months.”16 Arrian puts 153 kings and 6,462 years between Dionysus and Sandrokottos (Chandragupta Maurya), to whose court a Greek embassy was sent in 314 BCE.17 Both indications add up to date of roughly c.6776 BCE, which is 100 years prior to the beginning of the Saptarshi Calendar in 6676 BCE.

It is obvious from the accounts of Pliny and Arrian that they must have identified a specific king in the Indian kings’ list who corresponded to the Greek Dionysus or Roman Bacchus, and whose reign had ended at around c.6776 BCE. Who could that have been? According to the renowned scholar and Orientalist Sir William Jones, Dionysus or Bacchus was none other than the Indian monarch Rama. In his essay “On the Gods of Greece, Italy and India” (1784), Sir William Jones

deems Rama to be the same as the Grecian Dionysos, who is said to have conquered India with an army of satyrs, commanded by Pan; and Rama was also a mighty conqueror, and had an army of large monkeys or satyrs, commanded by Maruty (Hanuman), son of Pavan. Rama is also found, in other points, to resemble the Indian Bacchus.18

Sir William Jones also points out that,

Meros is said by the Greeks to have been a mountain of India, on which their Dionysus was born, and that Meru is also a mountain near the city of Naishada, or Nysa, called by the Grecian geographers Dionysopolis, and universally celebrated in the Sanskrit poems.19

The identification of Dionysus with Rama provides us with fresh perspectives. According to the Indian tradition, Rama lived towards the end of the Treta Yuga (Silver Age), and the Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age) had started soon after his demise. This implies that the 6676 BCE date for the beginning of the Saptarshi Calendar, which is 100 years after Dionysus, i.e. Rama, indicates the beginning of the Dwapara Yuga in the descending cycle.

A later Saptarshi Calendar, still in use in India, began from 3076 BCE. But, as Dr. Subhash Kak points out, “the new count that goes back to 3076 BCE was started later to make it as close to the start of the Kali era as possible.”20 In the book Traditions of the Seven Rsis, Dr. Mitchiner says that the Saptarshi Calendar for the Kali Yuga (the Kashmir Laukika Abda) started when the Saptarshis were in Rohini. Since the Saptarshis were in Rohini in 3676 BCE, it implies the Kali Yuga cycle must have commenced in 3676 BCE.

Tracking Down the True End Date of Current Kali Yuga

Now, this is where it gets interesting. A Saptarshi Era began in 6676 BCE, and another cycle started exactly 3,000 years later in 3676 BCE. But the Saptarshi Cycle is of 2,700 years’ duration. Why did the Saptarshi Era for the Kali Yuga start 3,000 years after the previous cycle? This means a 300-year ‘transitional period’ must have been added to the end of the previous cycle! It clearly proves the hypothesis that the 2,700 year Saptarshi Cycle, along with a 300-year transitional period, was the original calendrical basis of the Yuga Cycle.

If we use the 6676 BCE date as the beginning of the Dwapara Yuga in the descending cycle, and the 2,700-year Saptarshi Cycle along with a 300-year transitional period as the basis for the Yuga Cycle, then the entire timeline of the Yuga Cycle is unraveled.

This Yuga Cycle timeline takes the beginning of the Golden Age to 12676 BCE, more than 14,500 years before the present when the Great Bear was in the Shravana nakshatra (the Great Bear will advance by 3 nakshatras in every Yuga because of the 300-year transitional period). This agrees very well with the Indian tradition since the Mahabharata mentions that in the ancient tradition the Shravana nakshatra was given the first place in the nakshatra cycle.

Yuga Cycle timeline based on the Saptarshi Calendar. According to this interpretation, the Kali Yuga ends in 2025, to be followed by a 300 year transitional period leading up to the Ascending Dwapara Yuga.

The timeline also indicates that the ascending Kali Yuga, which is the current epoch in which we are living, will end in 2025 CE. The full manifestation of the next Yuga – the ascending Dwapara – will take place in 2325 CE, after a transitional period of 300 years. The ascending Dwapara Yuga will then be followed by two more Yugas: the ascending Treta Yuga and the ascending Satya Yuga, which completes the 12,000-year ascending cycle.

The Sanskrit text Brahma-vaivarta Purana describes a dialogue between Lord Krishna and the Goddess Ganges. Here, Krishna says that after 5,000 years of Kali Yuga there will be a dawn of a new Golden Age that lasts for 10,000 years (Text 50, 59). This can be immediately understood in the context of the Yuga Cycle timeline described here. We are now ending the Kali Yuga, nearly 5,700 years since its beginning in 3676 BCE. And the end of the Kali Yuga will be followed by three more Yugas spanning 9,000 years before the ascending cycle ends.

Archaeological & historical evidence

According to the Yuga Cycle doctrine, the transitional periods between the Yugas are associated with a collapse of civilizations and environmental catastrophes (pralaya), which wipe out virtually every trace of any human civilization. The new civilization that emerges in the new Yuga is guided by a few survivors of the cataclysm, who carry with them the technical and spiritual knowledge of the previous epoch. Many ancient sources tell us of the enigmatic group of ‘Seven Sages’ (‘Saptarshi’) who are said to appear at the beginning of every Yuga and promulgate the arts of civilization. We find them in myths across the world – in Sumeria, India, Polynesia, South America, and North America. They possessed infinite wisdom and power, could travel over land and water and took on various forms at will. The Saptarshi Calendar of ancient India appears to have been based on their periodic appearance at the beginning of every Yuga.

As we shall see, the Yuga Cycle timeline proposed here correlates very strongly with the major cataclysmic events that periodically impact our planet, and with a number of important dates recorded in various ancient calendars and scriptures.

The first transitional period in the 12,000-year descending Yuga Cycle is the 300-year period at the end of the Golden Age from 9976 BCE – 9676 BCE. This is the time when the last Ice Age came to a sudden end; the climate became very warm quite abruptly, and there was catastrophic global flooding. Many ancient legends refer to this time period. In the Timaeus, Plato tells us of the mythical island of Atlantis which was swallowed up by the sea in a “single day and night of misfortune” in c.9600 BCE. The Zoroastrians believe the world was created by Ahura Mazda at around 9600 BCE, (i.e. 9,000 years before the birth of their prophet Zoroaster in c.600 BCE).

This event has also been recorded in the flood myths of many ancient cultures, which almost uniformly talk of enormous walls of water that submerged the entire land to the highest mountain tops, along with heavy rain, fireballs from the sky, intense cold, and long periods of darkness. Archaeologist Bruce Masse of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico examined a sample of 175 flood myths from different cultures around the world and concluded that the environmental aspects described in these events, which is also consistent with the archaeological and geophysical data, could have only been precipitated by a destructive, deep-water, oceanic comet impact.21

In recent years, a team of international scientists found compelling evidence that the Earth was bombarded by multiple fragments of a giant comet nearly 12,800 years ago, triggering the start of a rapid and intense cooling period called Younger Dryas, which lasted for nearly 1,200 years till c.9700 BCE. The force of the comet impact, combined with the vicious cold snap that followed, brought about the extinction of a large number of North American megafauna including woolly mammoths and giant ground sloths, and ended a prehistoric civilization called the Clovis culture – the first human inhabitants of the New World.22

This temperature graph shows the sudden cooling at the beginning of the Younger Dryas and equally sudden warming at the end of the Younger Dryas.

The Younger Dryas ended as abruptly as it started, for reasons not fully understood. Geologists from the Niels Bohr Institute (NBI) in Copenhagen studied the Greenland ice core data and concluded that the Ice Age ended exactly in 9703 BCE. Researcher Jorgen Peder Steffensen said that “in the transition from the ice age to our current warm, interglacial period the climate shift is so sudden that it is as if a button was pressed.”23 The 9703 BCE date for the sudden climate shift falls within the 300-year transitional period at the end of the Golden Age from 9976 BCE – 9676 BCE, and as such it provides the first important validation of the Yuga Cycle timeline identified here.

Black Sea Catastrophe & Global Floods

The 300-year transitional period between the Treta Yuga (Silver Age) and the Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age) from 6976 BCE – 6676 BCE also coincides with a significant environmental event – the Black Sea Catastrophe – recently dated to 6700 BCE. The Black Sea once used to be a freshwater lake. That is, until the Mediterranean Sea, swollen with melted glacial waters, breached a natural dam, and cut through the narrow Bosphorous Strait, catastrophically flooding the Black Sea. This raised the water levels of the Black Sea by several hundred feet, flooded more than 60,000 square miles of land, and significantly expanded the Black Sea shoreline (by around 30%).24 This event fundamentally changed the course of civilization in Southeastern Europe and western Anatolia. Geologists Bill Ryan and Walter Pitman of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York, who first proposed the Black Sea Catastrophe hypothesis, have gone to the extent of comparing it to Noah’s Flood.

Similar major flooding events took place in many parts of the world, as massive glacial lakes, swelled by the waters of the melting ice, breached their ice barriers, and rushed into the surrounding areas. Sometime between 6900 BCE – 6200 BCE the Laurentide ice-sheet disintegrated in the Hudson Bay and an enormous quantity of glacial waters from the inland Lake Agassiz/Ojibway discharged into the Labrador Sea. This was possibly the “single largest flood of the Quaternary Period,” which may have single-handedly raised the global sea level by half a meter.25 The period between 7000 BCE – 6000 BCE was also characterized by the occurrences of gigantic earthquakes in Europe. In northern Sweden, some of these earthquakes caused ‘waves on the ground’, 10 meters high, referred to as ‘rock tsunamis’. It is possible that the global chain of cataclysmic events during this transitional period may have been triggered by a single underlying cause, which we are yet to find out.

The transitional period between the Dwapara Yuga and Kali Yuga, from 3976 BCE – 3676 BCE, was again marked by a series of environmental cataclysms, whose exact nature remains a mystery. It is referred to in geology as the 5.9 kiloyear event and is considered one of the most intense aridification events during the Holocene period. It occurred around 3900 BCE, ending the Neolithic Sub-pluvial and initiated the most recent desiccation of the Sahara Desert. At the same time, between 4000 BCE – 3500 BCE, the coastal plains of Sumer experienced severe flooding, which “was the local effect of a worldwide episode of rapid, relatively short-term flooding known as the Flandrian Transgression – which had a significant impact not only along the shores of the Gulf but in many other parts of Asia as well.”26 This catastrophic flooding event led to the end of the Ubaid period in Mesopotamia and triggered a worldwide migration to river valleys. Soon afterward, we find the emergence of the first river valley settlements in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley inc. 3500 BCE.

This transitional period between the Yugas is also recorded in ancient calendars. For a very long time, there was a prevalent belief in the Western world that the world was created in 4004 BCE. This date comes to us from the genealogies of the Old Testament. The date is just 28 years prior to the end of the Dwapara and the beginning of the transitional period. The year of world creation in the Jewish religious calendar is 3761 BCE, which is in the middle of the transitional period.

Greek Dark Ages & Great Upheavals

As per the ancient traditions, the descending Kali Yuga, which was referred to by Hesiod as the ‘Age of Heroes’, came to an end with the battle fought on the plains of Troy. The Yuga Cycle timeline indicates that the 300-year intervening period between the descending and ascending Kali Yuga extended from 976 BCE – 676 BCE; and very interestingly, this overlaps with the 300-year period from 1100 BCE to 800 BCE which is referred to by historians as the Greek Dark Ages!

Historians regard the Greek Dark Ages as a period of transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age. Robert Drews writes that:

Within a period of forty to fifty years at the end of the thirteenth and the beginning of the twelfth century (c.1200 – 1100 BCE) almost every significant city in the eastern Mediterranean world was destroyedmany of them never to be occupied again.27

Map of the Late Bronze Age collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean along with movements of people.

This sudden and violent disruption plunged the entire Near East, North Africa, Caucasus, Aegean, and Balkan regions into a Dark Age that lasted for three hundred years, and was characterized by great upheavals, famine, depopulation, and mass movements of people. Almost every city between Pylos and Gaza was violently destroyed, and many abandoned. The palace economies of Mycenae and Anatolia collapsed, and people lived in isolated, small settlements.

In Egypt, the period from 1070 BCE – 664 BCE is known as the ‘Third Intermediate Period’ during which time Egypt was overrun by foreign rulers. There was political and social disintegration and chaos, accompanied by a series of crippling droughts. In India, the Indus Valley civilization finally ended around 1000 BCE, and after a gap of nearly 400 years, we see the emergence of the 16 Great Kingdoms (Mahajanapadas) in the Gangetic Plains at around 600 BCE. The catastrophe also struck the Olmec civilization of Mesoamerica at this time. The wholesale destruction of many San Lorenzo monuments occurred in c.950 BCE and the site was abandoned in c.900 BCE. Scholars believe drastic environmental changes may have been responsible for this shift in Olmec centers, with certain important rivers changing course.

When the ascending Kali Yuga began in 676 BCE, much of the knowledge, traditions, and skills from the descending Kali Yuga were forgotten. Possibly in response to this grave social crisis, a number of philosophers and prophets appeared at this time, trying to re-discover the lost wisdom, and spread it amongst the ignorant masses. Among them were Buddha (623 BCE), Thales (624 BCE), Pythagoras (570 BCE), Confucius (551 BCE), Zoroaster (600 BCE), and Mahavir Jain (599 BCE). But much-sacred knowledge was irretrievably lost. For instance, the original Vedas were comprised of 1,180 sakhas (i.e. branches), of which only 7 or 8 sakhas (less than 1%) are remembered now. Various errors, omissions, and interpolations also crept into the ancient texts as they were being revised and written down. The mistakes in the Yuga Cycle doctrine were some of them.

The Yuga Cycle timelines proposed here accurately mirrors the worldwide environmental catastrophes that accompany transitional periods between Yugas. Every 2,700 years our planet is impacted by a series of cataclysmic events for a period of a few hundred years, which brings about a total or near-total collapse of civilizations across the world. In every case, however, civilization restarts immediately after the period of destruction. The four key transitional periods, since the end of the Golden Age, are summarised in the above table.

It is evident that the Yuga Cycle used to be tracked using the Saptarshi Calendar. It was of 12,000 years duration, comprised of four Yugas of equal duration of 2,700 years each, separated by transitional periods of 300 years. The complete Yuga Cycle of 24,000 years was comprised of an ascending and descending Yuga cycle, which followed each other for eternity like the cycles of day and night. For the past 2,700 years we have been passing through the ascending Kali Yuga, and this Yuga is coming to an end in 2025.

The Transitional Periods between Yugas

In accordance with convention, the 300-year transitional period following 2025 can be broken into two periods of 150 years each. The first 150-year period – the ‘Twilight of Kali’ – is when the Kali Yuga structures may collapse due to a combination of wars, environmental catastrophes, and cosmic changes, while the second 150-year period – the ‘Dawn of Dwapara’ – is the time when the spiritually evolved systems and philosophies of the Dwapara Yuga may begin to emerge. It is likely, though, that the twin processes of collapse and emergence will progress simultaneously throughout the entire 300-year transitional period, albeit at different intensities.

The current upswing in tectonic activities and extreme weather phenomena on one hand, and the initial signs of the awakening of a higher consciousness amongst humanity on the other, maybe indicative of the fact that the effects of the transitional period are already underway. We need to be aware of these greater cycles of time that govern human civilization, and the changes that are looming on the horizon.

About the Author

Bibhu Dev Misra is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management and has been working as an Information Technology consultant for more than 14 years. He is also an independent researcher and writer on topics related to ancient civilizations, myths, symbols, science, and religion. His research has taken him to many places of historical interest across the globe. His articles have appeared in different journals, magazines, and websites including the New DawnScience to Sage, Comsomath, Graham Hancock Forum, Viewzone, Esamskriti, and others. He can be contacted at bibhumisra@gmail.com and via his personal blog: http://bibhudev.blogspot.com




Pleiadian-Earth Energy Report for 17 April, 2021: Catalyzing Earth Energy

By Pia Orleane

Today we move into the 13-day period of Catalyzing Earth Energy. This energy represents exactly what the name implies: catalyzing action! It is known as a period of both challenges (which are continuing all around us) and opportunities to connect with Nature and move into higher dimensional awareness. This energetic period can be aligned with a bolt of lightning that cuts through the old as the new comes into being. At the beginning of this period, we also have Western astrological influences that support a powerful fight for the highest good of all, along with movement into cooperation and unity.

To positively use the Catalyzing energy that is present for the next 13 days, we must consider our challenges as creative opportunities to explore other ways of being and doing. Negative or lower vibrational reactions in this energy can cause us to react with drama, disappointment, or victimhood, so it is essential now that we continue to focus on keeping our vibration in the higher realms. This is a period of great potential, as well as the difficulties that cause us to seek higher and better potentials.

Catalyzing energy is also about community, and today, we need to consider the global community, for all of us who are working with the light are positioned at varying places across the globe in a networking of lights connected to each other. In the spirit of In Lak’ech, what we do to and for ourselves deeply impacts others.

This energy is about how we interact with everything around us––people, plants, animals, the Earth, our cosmic friends, and Source. We need to be mindful of our connection with others and in unity, catalyze the changes we need for the freedom we seek.

In relationship to the human body, Catalyzing energy is connected to the heart itself. Our Pleiadian friends, Laarkmaa, who gave us this system, have told us repeatedly that all wisdom lives in the heart. And it is from our hearts that we can find the wisdom and strength to move through the current difficulties together in unity, as we open to new ways of standing up for our freedom. 

With kindness, compassion, and love,

Pia

Thanks to Kenneth Johnson, who wrote the Forward to Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrology, for his insights on this energy. You can also explore the Pleiadian-Earth Energy SystemTM more deeply in the above book and in the 2021 Pleiadian-Earth Energy Calendar. For more information on your own energetic makeup and Venus influences, choose to order a personal Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrological Chart. Above photo by Sean McAuliffe on Unsplash.




Pleiadian-Earth Energy Report: 4 April 2021

By Pia and Cullen | laarkmaa.com

Today we move into the positive 13-day period of Transcending energy, in perfect alignment with the celebrations for resurrection and our path of ascension.

Transcending energy transforms the present into what comes next. It removes negative energy and empowers us to reclaim the positive in ourselves, see it in others, and trust it in the universe.

Transcending energy encourages us to transcend everything, as we release old beliefs, old habits of thought, and old reactive actions in our lives. It is a very refining energy that encourages us to use discernment to improve upon everything that we think about or touch. It encourages us to always think of the good of the whole when making any decision and learn not to take things personally because personal filters are taken from historical experiences or training. They get in the way of our evolution and our ability to see the true reality. This is a most auspicious period, and if we participate with the gifts of this energy, and it will see us through our most difficult challenges, releasing negativity and filling us with trust and light.

You may wish to read my Blog about Trusting that Everything is Going to Be OK here.

With kindness, compassion, and love,

Pia

For more information on your own energetic makeup and Venus influences, choose to order a personal Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrological Chart. You can watch a consultation from a Chart reading on Youtube here. You can also explore the Pleiadian-Earth Energy SystemTM more deeply in the book Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrology––Charting the Spirals of Consciousness and in the 2021 Pleiadian-Earth Energy Calendar.




How You Can Connect with the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth | Emmanuel Dagher’s Energy Forecast for April 2021

By Emmanuel Dagher

Hi my friend,

It’s always a blessing for me to connect with you in this way. We have so much to catch up on, so let’s get right to it!

April is a high energy month, with great personal and collective change in store. If the month of March felt like it was a bit all over the place for you, especially on an emotional level, know that you are not alone!

We have all been moving through timelines that have us consciously and subconsciously processing our feelings, emotions, and thoughts in profound ways, to help us get clear on the path we desire to align with.

Ignoring or pushing down our feelings, emotions, and thoughts simply isn’t something we can sustain as we may have in the past.

One of the many confirmations of the processes taking place now, is the clarity we are experiencing in our dreams. We often do much of our healing and processing during our sleep state.

If you are someone who pays close attention to the inner and outer world, you’ve probably noticed that big changes, both subtle and not so subtle, are occurring now, in your life and in the world.

Where Are We Now?

Although March offered us a great deal of positive movement and progress energetically, the collective also experienced a lot of uncertainty, instability, and fear.

If you are someone who experienced more of the latter, by the end of March you most likely began to sense a softening occurring within your inner being that allowed for greater clarity, stability, flow, and desirable opportunities to begin showing up in your reality.

The Divine Light Grid of the New Earth

The month of April will offer us a unique opportunity to make great strides when it comes to anchoring and materializing what is known as the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth.

Of course, the New Earth template was set in motion many decades ago by awakened Way-Showers, Healers, Empaths, and others on a path of personal growth.

Yet although the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth has been a long time in the making, there is a highly concentrated timeline over the next few months that, when utilized, will help bring forth a quantum leap in the consciousness of humanity.

This will also show up in ways that will bring us together with our Soul Tribes.

Our Soul Tribe is a community of kindred hearts that reflects back to us the experience of “home” and “peace.”

It’s important to be mindful of the people who show up for us in these coming months. Many of them will be part of the Soul Tribe that will help us anchor and weave in the sacred energetic threads needed to manifest the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth.

The Divine Light Grid holds the precious, interweaving threads of Divine love and Divine logic that are building the resilient and unwavering foundation of the New Earth itself, rising from every corner of the planet.

There are many ways to connect to the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth.

This Forecast will highlight a way that is simple and effective.

The Golden Duo: Authenticity and Transparency

One of the most effective things we can do to instantly connect with the Divine Grid of the New Earth is to embrace authenticity and transparency by being completely honest—first and foremost with ourselves, then with the world around us.

The first step is to take a quick inventory of where in our lives we are already being completely authentic, honest, and transparent, while noting what other areas might benefit from having more of these qualities.

Being authentic, honest, and transparent is not to be mistaken with being intentionally unkind in any way, especially in the way we deliver our truth. There is no room in the New Earth for being unkind.

Here are some simple questions we can ask ourselves to evoke greater authenticity:

“What would someone who is unconditionally loving and kind with themselves and others, do in this situation?”

“What are the things that matter most to me in life?”

“What does life look like when I express myself from the heart, freely and fully?”

Our only job when speaking our truth is to be mindful of how we deliver it.

It’s important to not internalize or suppress our truth, yet also to not try to control the outcome of how others choose to receive it.

A Desire and Willingness to Heal

Another effective component to help us connect with the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth is to cultivate a desire and a willingness to heal.

Often when we heal from a seeming imbalance in our lives, a large burden that had occupied our attention is lifted out of our energy.

Though the Spirit loves to travel light, the mind sometimes takes a bit longer to be convinced, simply because it has grown accustomed to the burdens it has carried.

There are different levels of willingness, especially when it comes to healing. Many people do not become ready and willing to heal or release the stories they have identified with for so long, until their thoughts start feeling increasingly uncomfortable.

These are the stories that the mind uses to reinforce the idea that one is broken or lacking in some way. Essentially, these are the stories that create victim/survival consciousness, which is actually the lowest aspect of humanity’s consciousness.

However, we are in a unique time now, where we no longer need to identify with or operate from victim consciousness.

We have the opportunity now to shift our personal and collective timelines, so that we can truly begin to operate from the most empowered and sovereign part of ourselves.

This is also known as the Spirit/Goddess/God/Higher Self aspect of ourselves.

So the question then becomes, Are we truly willing and ready to heal?

In other words, are we willing to let go of attachments to our survival patterns?

Are we ready to release our stories and insecurities, and the fear, worry, lack, addictions, guilt, shame, self-sabotage, blame, and anything else that vibrates at that wavelength?

Once we get an inner “Yes,” we can begin asking questions like, “Who am I, outside of the limiting stories my mind has identified with?” and “What steps am I willing to take to discover that?”

If you are finding that you are not healing as quickly as you would like—“healing” being just another word for remembering the wholeness, perfection, and abundance that has been within you all along—then invite your mind to contemplate how it may still be identifying with the old victim consciousness.

The mind might immediately resist, and think something like, “I don’t want the old patterns! I really want to heal.”

However, question it. Ask, “Do you really want to heal? Because clearly, you are still finding comfort in the old discomfort.”

Once you begin questioning your mind in this way, it begins to light up parts of the brain that have been dormant.

These are the parts that allow for the highest wisdom and insights to come through, loud and clear.

Unconditional Love

The most important component for connecting with the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth is to practice the art of loving unconditionally.

The human misinterpretation of love has caused a great many challenges that are still playing out in the world today.

We’ve been taught by society, traditions, religions, doctrines, and stories that in order to experience love, we have to search outside of ourselves for it, sacrifice for it, experience pain and heartbreak over it, suffer for it, give up things we want to have it, work hard to earn it . . . and the list goes on.

The energy of love has absolutely nothing to do with any of these unconscious misrepresentations.

Love is the core essence and foundation of all life.

Love flows unconditionally through everything. Love expands. It listens and supports. It heals, and it nourishes.

When we are being our authentic and true self, we often feel joyful, content, and at peace, because we are choosing love.

It’s simply the way people have misinterpreted love that has created other kinds of experiences around love.

During the next few months, one of the most important things we can do to connect with the Divine Light Grid of the New Earth, is to rediscover what love really is, and to immerse ourselves in its qualities.

For so many generations, most of humanity has been taught that it is wrong for us to love and honor ourselves in the same way we are supposed to love and honor others.

This collective pattern we all unknowingly agreed to is one of the main reasons why humanity has moved away from operating from our most loving and empowered state of being.

We were taught to look outside of ourselves for the answer, when it was within every fiber of our being all along.

Those days of searching outside ourselves are winding down quickly, because we are evolving. People are understanding more and more that in order to create a happy, free, open, prosperous, loving version of ourselves, it’s important to lay the foundation by showing up for and loving ourselves unconditionally.

To the mind, this may not come easily, simply because we have not been taught how to show up for and love ourselves.

Here are two helpful questions we can ask ourselves, to help us embrace loving ourselves more:

“How would unconditional love treat itself, if it were embodied in a person?

And, “How can I open up to being this person for myself?”

Let’s make this experiential. For the month of April, I invite you to make a list of all the ways an unconditionally loving person would treat themselves.

Are they generous, kind, nonjudgmental? Fun, playful, respectful?

Do they make sure they feel seen, heard, appreciated? Do they give themselves gifts, time to rest and rejuvenate and play? Do they do the things that bring them the most joy?

It’s great to connect with a Soul Mate from our Soul Tribe—someone who can mirror these qualities back to us. Yet in order for that to happen the way we truly desire deep down, we must choose to show up for ourselves first.

From now until September, as we choose to continuously show up for and love ourselves, some of the greatest growth and healing will take place—in us, and in the world.




April 2021 Energy Update: Creating is Healing, Fast Energies, Brightest Month | Lee harris

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Lee Harris’ April Energy Update is here! A few of the themes coming up for us as a collective this month are:

– April will be the BRIGHTEST AND LIGHTEST month energetically that we have seen so far in 2021. (Good for those of you ready to create the new, or an accelerator for healing if you’ve felt low or stuck.)

– The energies will be FAST and OPPORTUNITIES will show up in faster ways. This can be great energy for building the new in life, but can feel chaotic if you don’t stay grounded – so remember to slow yourself and your energy down when it feels too much.

– Why CREATING is HEALING and how creating anything is actually setting us on a healing path.

We’ll also look at Ancestral Healing, Electrical Energy Upgrades, Connection Energy, and the Energies of Love and Magic. So check out the full Energy Update for more and I hope you all have a great month ahead.

Big love,

Lee

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April Energy Forecast: Venus Star, Supermoon and More!

This April Energy Forecast feels big. Particularly for your relationships and feminine energy. With powerful Venus-Sun conjunction (known as the Venus Star Point) dominating the last week of March and an Aries Stellium on the first new moon of the month… things are getting real.

Heart-Solar Plexus Expansion & Integration

Your heart and solar plexus chakras — that is, your key feminine and masculine energies — are expanding and dancing together.

It feels a little unprecedented. And exciting.

You’re going to be upgrading the way you see, value, and love yourself. And THAT is going to then ripple out into all your relationships. And it’s going to be a deep and lasting change.

With the rocket-blasting energy of an Aries stellium dominating the first new moon of April, it feels like we’re genuinely launching a whole new kind of love — for ourselves and others.

At least, that’s what’s possible.

If we choose to love, self-reflection, and healing.

And if we embrace our full power and take ACTION.

Chiron is allowing us to heal old wounds and close the chapters we no longer want to relive. And yes, you DO know what they are — those unconscious habits you built out of fear that no longer serve you.

Scorpio Supermoon

And we end the month we have an intense supermoon in Scorpio. A supermoon is a full moon that’s more energetically intense because it’s closer to earth. This means that the powerful, sexual, emotional sign of Scorpio that loves to dig deep and dance in the darkness is going to be even more intense.

The good news is this: the Libra full moon and Venus Star Point at the end of March gave us all a stronger sense of self.

We can do this intense Scorpio thing. Because we’re more powerful than ever before.

In the video above, I give you suggestions of three things you might consider letting go of on the supermoon.

Make the most of your April, Beautiful Soul!

Video Time Stamps

1:34 – April Theme #1

2:11 – April Theme #2

2:44 – April Theme #3

4:47 – Libra Full Moon (and Sun-Venus Chiron)

5:30 – What Is Venus Star Point?

8:08 – Libra Full Moon Discussion

9:04 – Mars Conjunct North Node (Soul Lesson)

10:30 – Throat Chakra Activation (Soul Growth)

11:25 – Venus Sextiles Mars (Relationships)

12:15 – New Moon Aries Stellium

16:44 – Venus Enters Taurus (Exalted)

17:22 – Scorpio SuperMoon

18:33 – Can You Let Go of…?

21:22 – Goddess Cards #1

23:00 – Goddess Cards #2

Love and blessings,

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Vedic Astrology Report for April 2021

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By Debra Infante

The major astrological event in April occurs on April 5, 2021 when Jupiter, the great benefic, changes signs, moving from Capricorn to Aquarius for about five months, before returning back to Capricorn for another two months this fall. Mercury, planet of communications, travels through Pisces, its debilitated sign from March 31 to April 26, 2021, and will be aspected by exalted Ketu. Venus, planet of compassion, is exalted in Pisces until April 10, 2021 and during this time helps lessen the debility of Mercury. The Sun makes its yearly transit through Aries, its exalted sign, from April 13 to May 14, 2021.

Venus, planet of love, compassion, nature, and art, remains in its exalted sign of Pisces the first part of April, until April 10, 2021. A strong Venus is deeply heart-centered and understands the preciousness of                        our human interactions. Expressing kindness and generosity to family, friends, and loved ones is emphasized.  Spring is the perfect time of the year with Venus exalted to appreciate nature and enjoy the outdoors.  Creativity and developing our artistic talents is also highlighted. Venus will be at its pinnacle of exaltation at 27 degree Pisces on April 7.

Mercury, planet of communications, discernment, and the intellect, transits Pisces, its sign of debility most of April, starting March 31 to April 26, 2021. Exalted Venus conjuncts Mercury until April 10, and this aspect helps reverse some of the debility of Mercury. Also on April 10, Ketu, the south node of the Moon, exalted in Scorpio, will trine Mercury exactly at 17 degrees. Ketu influencing Mercury may manifest  as mental confusion, lack of focus, or communications are just not clear. This is a time to pay more attention to details, be discerning, and really listen.  However, Mercury in Pisces can be quite creative, intuitive, and spiritual, so use this time to seek understandings beyond the intellectual mind. This is a good time for meditation practices that expand consciousness.

Jupiter, planet of spirituality and prosperity, will enter the air sign of Aquarius for a five month period starting April 5, 2021 until September 15, 2021. Later this fall, from September 15 until November 20, 2021, Jupiter will briefly retrograde back to its debilitated sign of Capricorn. Finally Jupiter again enters Aquarius from November 20, 2021 until March 13, 2022.

We have already experienced Jupiter in debility in Capricorn several times in 2020, first from March 29 to June 29, 2020, and then most recently from November 20, 2020 to April 5, 2021. When Jupiter transits Capricorn, its weakest sign, we experience less optimism and may feel more isolated. But the Jupiter transit of Capricorn during parts of 2020 and 2021, may have helped us rediscover what our true values are, and we found realistic and practical ways to express them.

So for the next five months, and then again later this year, beginning on November 20, Jupiter transits the air sign of Aquarius, which is a community or group-oriented sign. We can expect greater growth and expansion by working together from a global perspective.  Aquarius is a progressive and humanitarian sign, so this period may give rise to more alternative, creative ideas and innovative projects to uplift humanity.  Jupiter in Aquarius may guide you to help your local community, donate to a positive non-profit organization, or just contribute to those nearby who are in need.

We may experience a break from some of the challenging financial news and experience a little more optimism, hope, and faith in our lives as Jupiter is out of debility and no longer with restrictive Saturn in Capricorn. Spiritually, we are ready to get in touch with our deeper purpose in the world, and express this through our dharmic activities.

Remember that the two signs that Jupiter transits this year, Capricorn and Aquarius, are both ruled by the disciplined and serious planet Saturn in Vedic astrology. So even though Jupiter will now be transiting Aquarius and out of its sign of debility for the next five months, it still will carry some of the Saturn influence as it moves into Aquarius.  And on a positive note, when Jupiter is in Aquarius this month, there are no malefic aspects to Jupiter, which is helpful.

The Sun begins its yearly transit of Aries, its sign of exaltation, from April 13 until May 14, 2021. We feel more empowered, vital, and full of energy now. In Vedic astrology the Sun is sattwic in nature, which gives it a pure, uplifting, and life-supporting vibration. The Sun in Aries gives us courage, leadership desires, and inspiration. We feel more confident and determined in attaining our goals. We are also learning we need patience and moderation. As the Sun is a fiery, pitta planet, we can get overheated or quickly become over-stimulated emotionally. The Sun represents our connection to our innermost essence, our soul, so this is a great time to commit to a daily practice of meditation and going within.

Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has taught Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ from 2002 to 2020. Debra can be reached at (928) 639-0623 or dinfante108@gmail.com for astrological consultations by phone or in person. Or contact her to receive her monthly Vedic astrology article. You can also find her at http://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/




Pia’s Pleiadian-Earth Energy Report: 9 March, 2021

By Pia Orleane

On March 9th we enter into the marvelous idealistic period of Enlightening Earth Energy that will overlight us for the next thirteen days. This energy is aligned with the radiance of the Sun; it is the symbol of wholeness and completion. It offers visions that can only be realized from a higher, more “enlightened” resonance with the universe. The purpose of Enlightening energy is to use our light to bring all dualistic perspectives into harmonious unity. Enlightening energy brings opportunities for profound transformation if we actually act upon the ideals we hold in our hearts.

This is a period where we are urged to commit to our ideals. It is an opportunity for social progress. However, to accomplish this, we must incorporate the whole picture before determining the best course of action. This requires that we listen to others’ perspectives rather than simply trying to convince them of our own. Only when we see that others are actually causing harm to themselves or someone else should we use our powers of persuasion to find a more idealistic course of action towards a more unified whole.

The challenging aspect of Enlightening energy is a tendency to react to

situations or circumstances with disappointment or to use polarized judgments against others if they do not resonate with our vision. Today, there is much that could cause us to judge or feel disappointment. It is our choice to keep the idealistic perspective in spite of outer circumstances while simultaneously using this energy to bring change in the outer world that matches our own higher sight.

During this thirteen-day period we will also experience a New Moon on 5 Planting (13 March) and Spring Equinox (in the Northern hemisphere; Autumn Equinox in the Southern hemisphere) on 12 Illuminating (20 March). The dark of the New Moon is a time of conceiving new ideals we wish to bring to life. Equinox is a time when day and night are in exact balance, giving us the opportunity to find more balance within ourselves and our relationships. It is a time of celebration!

Enjoy the warm and uplifting energies that will be present for the next thirteen days! And do your best to speak out to make your ideals manifest–we all need to keep our higher vision during this time of enormous changes socially and globally.

With kindness, compassion, and love,

Pia


For more information on the Pleiadian-Earth Energy SystemTM see the book Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrology––Charting the Spirals of Consciousness and the 2021 Pleiadian-Earth Energy Calendar. You can also explore your own energetic makeup more deeply with a Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrological Chart.

If you have not seen it, you may see how I interpret an individual’s chart in the Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrolgoical system here onYoutube.




March 2021 Energy Update: New levels of Purpose and Peace | Lee Harris

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Lee Harris delivers his energy update for March 2021.

A few of the major headlines are:

– New levels of PURPOSE and PEACE showing up in more of us at this point in time.

-There is a POWER RISE in people that are beginning to surface in evident ways; INNOVATION, CREATION, and feeling like you are through the shell-shock of this past year.

-How to MULTIPLY your HEART ENERGY in your life and on Earth. And last, but by no means least,

-HOW IS YOUR BODY DOING right now and the importance of keeping a check on that at times like this.