Om Sham Shanaye Namaha
It has occurred to me that it is time to perform another Saturn austerity. This will be the 3rd time I have done this. I would like to invite you to join me.
What is a Saturn austerity? It is a practice of either fasting, silence, reciting Saturn mantras, serving those in need, reading the Greatness of Saturn or any combination of these actions in honor of that aspect of consciousness known to us as Saturn.
I will begin this practice tomorrow, Saturday March 8th 2014 at dawn. I will continue this practice every Saturday for 35 weeks. Throughout this period I will also chant mantras for Saturn every day.
If you would like to learn more about the specifics of such an austerity, please download this talk. See the link below. It will describe what you can do to participate.
This talk explains the intricacies and possibilities of committing to your own Saturn austerity. It also shares a few of my experiences in two previous commitments to Saturn.
Why would you do this? Maybe you are suffering from depression, severe obstacles in your life, inability to focus, lack of discipline to achieve something great, loss, grief, poverty, chronic illness, major self-doubts or an inability to see the good in the world? Maybe someone you know is suffering like this? Maybe you are going through your Saturn Return or Sade Sati period? Honoring Saturn can be a great benefit.
I do this now, not because I am suffering, but many of the people who contact me for astrological advice are. I cannot really help them, other than sharing information. Yet, I have seen the power of prayer and intention at work in my own and many lives. So I will be dedicating this practice to the many clients and students whom are consistently in contact with me. If you would like to be included as a “beneficiary” of this particular practice, please make a comment on this blog post. I will write down your name, and dedicate my 35 week practice honoring Saturn to you.
As the practice continues, I will occasionally make a post on this site documenting any insights or thoughts on Saturn that seem pertinent.
If you would like to join me in this practice, make a comment on this blog, describing exactly what you will be doing for your Saturn austerity, and share exactly how long you plan to do it for. Then when you feel inclined to share, feel free to describe your experiences or realizations as a comment on this blog post. Again, please refer to the link above to find out what exactly a Saturn austerity may require.
Om Sham Shanaye Namaha
Saturn – Shani
Saturn is the Supreme Terrifier among the planets. All beings fear him, for he rules bereavements and misfortunes. If pleased, he will give you a kingdom but if irate he will snatch everything away from you in a moment. His grace makes you happy, while his wrath so thoroughly ruins you that your name is completely forgotten in the human world.
Names of Saturn
Lord of the West
Lord of Time
The Famished and Emaciated
Son of Shadow
Profuse and course hair
Metal – Iron or Lead
Mantra – “Om Sham Shanaye Namaha” or the MahaMrityanjaya Mantra
Chakra – First
Musical Note – C