Late Summer

Set the seed What does setting seed mean? In computing – The set. seed() function sets the starting number used to generate a sequence of random numbers – it ensures that you get the same result if you start with that same seed each time you run the same process. For example, if I use the sample() function immediately Read more about Late Summer[…]

First harvest Yoga

July Shipway – Yoga through the year https://www.yogathroughtheyear.com/blog?fbclid=IwAR1Xa1XdHS_YDzKrhW1oLlsrpSpQ2fTVADW-0Zx3tifeAo9UMQKfONG_vGA The Celtic festival of gratitude and first seeds, Lammas, is on August 2nd this year. It’s the time of first harvest, and in this newsletter we’ll be looking at ways that we can acknowledge and celebrate our own personal harvest, as well as remembering to say thank you Read more about First harvest Yoga[…]

Goddess of the dry spell – Danna Faulds

This spring and early summer were unusually wet in our part of the Shenandoah Valley. It rained and rained, resulting in lush lawns and uncommon garden growth through the first part of August. Now though, we are in a dry spell. I spend the first part of every morning out in our vegetable garden with Read more about Goddess of the dry spell – Danna Faulds[…]

Union

BBC Radio 4 Something understood https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b091s7pv In Radio 4’s Something Understood episode on the Divine feminine, Remona Aly states, ‘Only together can both men and women bring balance, justice and understanding of the divine universal messages.’ She quotes Camille Helminsky in her book, Women in Sufism, says,“Women and men need to stand together in the Read more about Union[…]

Warrior – Manipura Chakra

Aries north node be the warrior- speak my truth. Show up with authenticity and.graceful presence. Stand fearlessly in my authentic, grace and truth. Jan Spiller – Astrology for the Soul I have really been hiding. Playing it safe, not sharing my real gifts and talents with the world and just getting put back in a Read more about Warrior – Manipura Chakra[…]

The Divine Masculine

Trimurti/TridevaCreation, Preservation and Destruction; UniverseBrahma (creator), Vishnu(preserver), and Shiva(destroyer) Satyaloka abode of BrahmaVaikuntha abode of VishnuKailash abode of Shiva MantraOm Tridevaya Namah MountSwan (mount of Brahma), Garuda (mount of Vishnu) and Nandi (mount of Shiva) ConsortTridevi which consists of Saraswati (Brahma’s wife), Lakshmi (Vishnu’s wife) and Parvati (Shiva’s wife) The Trimūrti (/trɪˈmʊərti/;[1] Sanskrit: त्रिमूर्ति trimūrti, “three forms”) is the triple deity of supreme divinity in Hinduism[2][3][4][5] in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities, typically Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer,[6][7] though individual denominations Read more about The Divine Masculine[…]

Saraswati

Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, IAST: Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning.[2] She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva to create, maintain, and regenerate the Universe, respectively.[3] The earliest known mention of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained significant as a goddess from the Vedic Read more about Saraswati[…]

Lakshmi

Lakshmi (/ˈlʌkʃmi/; Sanskrit:लक्ष्मी, IAST:lakṣhmī) is the Goddess who leads to one’s goal (lakshya in Sanskrit), hence Her name Lakshmi. For mankind, 8 types of goals are necessary – Spiritual enlightenment, food, knowledge, resources, progeny, abundance, patience and success, hence there are 8 or Ashta Lakshmis – Aadi Lakshmi, Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Santaana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi and Vijaya Read more about Lakshmi[…]

Pārvatī

Parvati (Sanskrit: पार्वती, IAST: Pārvatī), Uma (Sanskrit: उमा, IAST: Umā) or Gauri (Sanskrit: गौरी, IAST: Gaurī) is the Hindu goddess of fertility, love, beauty, marriage, children, and devotion; as well as of divine strength and power.[5][6][7] Known by many other names, she is the gentle and nurturing aspect of the Supreme Hindu goddess Adi Parashakti (Shivashakti) and one of the central deities of the Goddess-oriented Shakti sect called Shaktism. She is the Mother goddessin Hinduism,[1][8] and has many attributes Read more about Pārvatī[…]