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Chanting for Transformation

New Age

Eclipses often bring about dramatic change or sudden transformation. The summer of 2018 features three eclipses: two in July (12th/13th and 27th) and one in August (11th). The total lunar eclipse which will take place on July 27th is particularly interesting because it falls *very* close to Ketu and retrograde Mars, which are transiting the Capricorn/Cancer axis. When you put Mars and Ketu together, you can get an incendiary combination. Fortunately, there is a positive side to a Mars-Ketu combination. This pairing favors anything that promotes the flow of subtle energy: yoga, tai chi, meditation, pranayama, acupuncture, vastu shastra, walking in nature, and chanting mantra. In light of this, let us come together to chant for peace and equanimity during this potentially turbulent time so that calmer cooler heads may prevail.