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Rudra and the Patriarch

September 27, 2021

Ardra Nakshatra

Fathers Moon Pitru Pakasha

Rudra and the Patriarch

This nights half descending Moon ritual
will be in lunar house of Ardra Nakshatra.
Also Known simply as Rudra Nakshatra.
This is the lunar house of raging
storming god of destruction.
The destruction we are talking of
when we address Rudra,
is not mere revolutionary reactionism,
but rather the force of full-on potent dissolution.

We can help each other by listening to each other.

Dear friends of the healing power,

We are now in the Pakasha (two week phase) of the father. This is the time of ritual Yogic healing of the patrilineal thread of ancestry.

Since time immemorial, this annual Lunar junction has been kept by Yogic culture to undertake the ritual work of healing the spirits and energies of the patrilineal thread of ancestry.

Patriarchy has become a tainted word

that is synonymous with

oppression and inequality.

Consider these questions if you will:

  • What is the the most dignified potential of the Patriarch?
  • What is the dubious deviation of the Patriarch?

Pondering such questions, obviously brings us to assess and consider the how and why of dignity and deviation.

  • What is the foundation of dignity?
  • What is the foundation of undignified deviation from the sacred heart?

The Wounds of the Patriach

The wounds of the Patriarch can cause more wounds to those who would oppose him.

The wounded Patriach is the sick King who rules perversely and spreads septic spiritual infections to those he oppresses.

The seat of the Patriarch has the potential to care.
His seat has the potential to fortify the
sacred heart of those in his domain.

An even brief glimpse as the that misdeeds of the Patriarch along the line of history will show the kind of disruption he leaves in his wake.

Consider just a few of the regimes of the last century. We also see what is in plain sight in the present, if we but look at the shadow cast by the hand without integrity.

The Patriarch cares not for integrity and,
by his own hand, loses everything,
all the while thinking he’s filling his sack with gold.

Water, Milk & Blood

There is a Tantric saying that is often attributed to the legendary Tantic Yogi known as Goraknath.

If you ask you get water
If you don’t ask, you get nourishing mothers milk.
If you take, you get blood

Water sustains, Milk nourishes but Blood is hard to digest and condemns one to a state of the living dead.

When no more blood is available to take, then the hand of the sick Patriarch withers in plain view.

Now think about these 3 energies of Water, Milk and Blood in terms of the 3 Gunas.

Gunas are the principles of nature.

Very simply put, we could say that to plant the tree and harvest the fruit takes action. Climbing a tall tree can be quite a feat.

Nourishing oneself from luscious fruit, balances us and connects us to earth, and then at the end of the day we shit the fruit out.

The tree once fresh and fruity dries up and goes barren in the winter.

Constipation is one of the deadly sicknesses of mind body heart and spirit.

The Patriarch is basically a constipated killer of the helpless, that he binds to himself through his sick power.

Blood Milk and Water
by the legendary artist Ciel Bergman

Here are listed the 3 qualities that are know as the Gunas.

Rajas – Action, life and birth.

Satva – Balance, joinery and nourishment.

Tamas – Tiredness, withering and decay

How can the patriarch be brought to a seat of dignified and noble power that expresses its force with compassion, humanity and integrity?

Excuse the expression please, but The Patriarch is well and truly fucked, and as a result of that, he is a fucker of the wound of fuckery that he tears out for himself.

He heaves his bloated bundle of fuckery up a hill made of the bones of those he oppresses.

Rudra Mudra

Potent Action of Heart

Rudra is the god of Rage who is infamous for his beheadings of the Patriarch!

The Tantric tales of the oral tradition are to be found scattered throughout the Yogic scriptures in written form

These are not mere stories to entertain, but rather, they are teaching guides about the intricacies of energy dynamics.

There exist several variants, but the stories tell of Rudra who is the king of rage, beheading his own father, and also his father in Law, and most probably a few others.

Rudra inhabits his Star constellation of Ardra Nakshatra in the celestial sphere of Orion.

When we ritualistically work with his Star, we work with rage and the themes of the father and child relation. This action is known as Rudra Mudra to the Tantrics.

This nights half descending Moon ritual will be in his lunar house of Ardra Nakshatra. Also Known simply as Rudra Nakshatra. This is the lunar house of raging storming destruction.

The destruction we are talking of when we address Rudra, is not mere revolutionary reactionism, but rather the force of full-on potent dissolution.

Rudra is the hunter of the Head of Patriarchy

Right next door to Ardra Nakshatra we have Mrigishira, which is the Star of the Deer head. Mrigishira is the star of the all-father creator god Brahma.

Another name for Brahma the creator is Mrigayu and this means a hunter and exploiter of the timid… the sick Patriarch in other words.

Now why is the gentle humble and timid star of the deer, the dwelling place of the exploiting hunting Patriarch?

The creator god Brahma, is well known for sexually hunting his daughter, hence the name Mrigayu?

The word Ardra literally implies ‘storm of tears’.

Rudra cleanly beheads the farther creator who oppresses and acts outside of the laws of integrity.

The story tells us of another sick patriarch named Daksha.

This Patriarch was known for executing ritualistic violence against animals, and also for his hatred against femininity and Women. So much so, that he caused his own daughter to combust because of his ridged narrow-hearted heartlessness.

She had warned him, but he persisted until her death.

The Patriarch is the destroyer of Love
and in the end, loses everything precious,
including his worthless head.

One chop is all it took for Rudra to separate head from body.

The Patriarch saw the raging storm of Rudra come screaming from afar, and assumed the form of a deer fled in terror.

Rudra means the screamer incidentally. And he made the sick Patriarch scream as head was shaved from off body.

Though the Patriarch was the pinnacle of prestigious pomp and a comander of the honour of his subjects, Rudra saw right through the facade, and like a head-hunting cascade of fury, he gruesomely decapitated the groveling governor.

Rudra is the vision to see
beyond the outer surface.

Rudra is the natural vision that sees the spirits of undignified Patriarchy that can infest the sacred heart.

Rudra sees the ghost and has a vision that sees way past the mannerisms and affectations of the host.

As the Patriach fled in fear from Rudra in the form of a deer.

Rudra got the head off the bloated body and tossed it into the celestial firmament, where it became the lunar house of Mrigishira, literally the Deer head star.

The Yogic teaching stories often tell of the Patriarchal grandfathers of creation and their misdeeds, such as we have seen in the above story.

The creator god Brahma attempting to sexually molest his own daughter is another tale that tells of a resultant head loss at the hand of Rudra.

For that stunt, Brahma lost one of his 5 heads. It was the one that looked up, and was connected to the subtle 5th element of Akash.

This story hides a code:

When we step into the seat of the sick Patriarch and use our power over those that we can oppress, then we sever the connection of the Crown Chakra.

Some variants tell of the body of the patriarch
getting a replacement goats head.

The Patriarch commits a whole hoard of atrocities against the feminine.

Womankind are hated by him. In fact, it could be said that the atrocities of the Patriarch are against the sacred heart.

He comes in many forms and lives in our midst, and perhaps even within us.

We have seen him portrayed in the tales above. We have read of how he indulges in everything from power driven animal sacrifice, to abuse and control.

Before we think that these atrocities are merely the stuff of stories, let us consider the rape, and pillaging of the Patriachal institutions.

Let us also consider the lingering astral tentacles of Patriarchy that we may carry even within our breast… the ones that strangle the sacred heart.

The story of one woman going up in flames in some old Indian scripture is no fantastical tale. It has been magnified in relatively recent times of mass-woman-burning by the hand of Patriarchal spirituality… These are real stories that pass the scent of burning flesh and boiling blood right under our noses.

Ruhu and Ketu

Be head or be body? Topless or Bottomless?

Beheading is symbolic of Rahu and Ketu.

Ponder on and review recent investigations into the North and South Moon axis to go further in to the subtleties of this story if you will.

We uncover the codes inherent in the teaching stories through meditation upon them.

Through meditation we open doors within.

Merely reading and scoffing down and consuming a few starry tales without them touching the sides of awareness, is for example to be in the spell of Rahu.

The spell of Rahu leads to decay. Everything simply passes through the bodiless, consuming, yapping head of Rahu

Rahu is a big force in this realm called earth where we live.

Rahu is the consumer with nothing to give but empty promises.

Rahu is fast food and also eating fast.

Just by eating and moving slowly,
we delve into the secrets of Rahu and Ketu.
This is a deep Yog to folow and is worth doing
for the sake of the sacred heart
The Tantrics say: Yog Karoo.
It means: Do the Yog

In this Ritual, we will set the Head-Master in a place of dignity.

Those who wish to work with, and heal the father and child relationship are welcomed.

Those interested in healing the energies of the unresolved spirits of ancestral transference, inference and influence, are welcomed to this nights ritual.

Energies of the ancestors live as imprints that are passed down the line if left unresolved.

Serious questions now!

How are you yourself continuing and feeding the energies of your male line of ancestry?

Are they perhaps feeding on you?

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Bhumeshvari Jayanti

September 17, 2021

Oh Bhumeshvari
Your body is the entire creation
To know you is to fade into infinity
One becomes a friend to all when you are close
Without you one sees fiends and foes on all sides
You reveal the secret of the shadow
For shadows exist everywhere in creation
Your body is the entire creation
the folds of your femininity are hidden in shadows
Those who would know you in depth
Must move into your shadows
The physical world is her body,
the Moon and Sun her breasts.

The Goddess Bhumeshvari is commonly called Bhuvaneshvari. She is the guardian of the manifest universe. The reflection of the spirit is reflected onto the body of Bhumeshvari as it comes into physical manifestation.

Many of Bhumeshvari’s hymns begin with the utterance of her body being described as the entire creation.

Bhumeshvari contains the word Bhumi,
Bhumi is the earth Godess and signifies the manifest physical world.
Bhumi in the Name of Bhumeshvari signifies her role as gatekeeper between the subtle and the physical realms.
Bhumeshvari is the ruling Queen of the 5 panchboot spirits.

The Panchbhoot are the 5 elements of the phenomenal world.

1) Bhumi (earth)
2) Jal (water)
3) vayu (air)
4) Agni (fire)
5) Space (ether)

These five elements are connected to different elemental spirits. The physical manifestation as the Panchbhoot spirits occurs by the subtle forces intersecting with the physical world.
Bhumeshvari is the one who stand at that intersection. She be the one who unfolds the spiritual energies into the manifest world.

The elemental spirits live as a collective in the particular element they are connected to.
By focusing and working on a particular element, the spirits of that element are expanded or reduced depending upon the focus.

The right balance of elemental energies ensures health and harmony in our physical lives, conversely, the imbalance of elemental spirits can manifest as all manner if disturbance in the physical aspects of our lives.

Tantra works on balancing the Panchabhoot elemental spirits. The different Mantras and Mudras effect the different Panchbhoot energies directly.

Pancha means 5 and Bhoot means spirit. The evocation of a particular element is a subtle science of working with the tools of Tantric science. Mantras and gestures are employed to this effect and are in turn enlivened by Bhaav.

Bhaav is the mood or attitude of aligning with a particular energy. Bhaav is the ever important quality that brings life to the structure.

By aligning to a particular quality and evoking that quality within oneself through a mixture of inner focus and technique, we generate that quality.

This is a description of Tantric ritual.

By evoking the quality from within ourselves, we can quite literally connect with it, first from within and then invoking it from without. When evocation and invocation become one, we have Bhumeshvari. She is the unification of the earthly and spiritual nature, as well as all the seemingly disparate elements of creation. This unification is Tantra and Bhumeshvari is the Goddess who gives birth to that unification.

Bhumeshwari is the Shakti that generates the 5 elements and brings them into harmony with each other.
Work with Bhumiveshvari is the work with the 5 elements.
Physically it is a grounding work of manifestation of our spiritual powers into the garments of matter.

Oh bless thee continuous stutter
Of the word being made into flesh

L. Cohen – The Window

The Sensual World

And how we’d wished to live in the sensual world
You don’t need words, just one kiss, then another
Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
Stepping out off the page into the sensual world

K. Bush – The Sensual World

The panchabhoot (5 elements) correspond to the Indriyas. The Indriyas are the (senses) that interact with the 5 elements. The receptive senses interact with the material world from outward in. The table below shows the relation to the Panchabhoot (element):

Ghraana (Smell) – Bhumi (Earth)
Rasana (Taste) – Jal (water)
Sparshana (Touch) – Vayu (Air)
Chakshu (Sight) – Tejas/Agni (Fire)
Shotra (Hearing) – Akash (Ether)

The Gyanindriyas are the five physical sense organs that receive information from the external world into the internal world. They are nose as in scent, the mouth as in taste, skin as in touch, the eyes as in vision, and the ears as in sound. The word ‘Gyan, in Gyanendriya, means knowledge. The five Gyanindriya’s literally receive knowledge from the external world.

The Karmnindriyas are the five expressions that arise within and are expressed outward. Karm the word Karmnindriyas means action.

The Karm (action) are executed through Karmnindriyas of the mouth – Vaak, as in sounding and speaking, the hands – Pani, as in holding and touching, through the legs and feet – Pada, as in walking, through the Yoni or Ling – Upashta, as in sexuality, and through the rectum – Payu, as in excreting.

Bhumeshvari is the Goddess who rules the Indriyas (senses) in all their faculties of reception and expression, along with their intersection with the Panchbhoot elements.

Bhumeshvari is the guardian of the earth.

Working with Bhumeshvari ritualistically along with her corresponding Mantras and Mudras is the work of physical harmony.

Bhumeshvari reveals where there is disharmony in the translation that transpires between the subtle and the physical.

Hrim is her sacred syllable, Ha Ra I M is the Mantra that brings matter and spirit together

The Process of Birthing, Living & Dying

In Bhumeshvari are inherent the three states that govern and imbue the physical world.

Rajas is action and tension,
Satva is rest and suspension and
Tamas is Death.

Known collectively as the 3 Gunas.
Bhumeshvari has 3 folds on her soft sensually curved waist.

The first fold of sensuous flesh emits a red glow (Rajas)

The second fold emits a golden hue (Satva)

The third fold of femmine flesh emits a dark blue light (Tamas)

Her beauty bewitches the spirits to take physical birth. It is even said that Shiva’s third eye came into being so that he could watch her beauty while meditating.

All three of these colours and qualities are needed in the right measure for there to be harmony. These 3 qualities and colours are balanced by Bhumeshvari.

An overemphasis of any one of these qualities disrupts the whole enterprise of physical and spiritual being. Tantrics work with these colours when approaching the Goddess Bhumeshvari

Bhumeshvari rules the functions of creation, preservation and dissolution. These three principles that are present in all things are known as the Trimurti. Expressed in the 3 deities of Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction).

Bhumeshvari rules these 3 principles and their intersection with the physical realm. She is the Mother of the 3 gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Mother who gives physically tangible birth and manifests form to the 3 energies of creation, preservation and destruction.

Jaggadhattri is one of her names, it means: She who feeds the world from her breast. Bhumeshvari nourishes the creation as if it were a baby. When we connect to Bhumeshvari, we call on the nourishing power of the nursing Mother. She is the force that nourishes and ripens the stunted parts of our souls.

Bhumeshvari nourishes and raises the children inside us. She nourishes with the triple Goddess power of the Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali.

Note that these 3 Goddesses are the lovers of Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction) they are the Shakti behind the Shakta.

Triple Queen

Saraswati is the Lover of The creator Brahma, He is the seed and Saraswati is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Lakshmi is the Lover of the preserver Vishnu, He is the seed and Lakshmi is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Kali is the Lover of the destroyer Shiva, Shiva is the seed and Kali is magnetically linked to him as the creative egg.

Bhumeshvari is all three Goddesses forces rolled into one.

Bhumeshvari is the triple mother power of the Gunas. She it be who materialises the subtle forces of the 5 elements into the tangible physical realm.

She is the grounding force, the mediator between the celestial and the physical manifest world.

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September 16, 2021

Vishaka Nakshatra

Unifying Opposites

The Moon will be in the Nakshatra (lunar house) known as Vishaka Nakshatra.

This lunar constellation is notable as it brings great potential for resolution of old karmic patterns.

Rebirth is sometimes needed to go on living.

The living dead patterns that are etched in the echoes of Karmic resonance sometimes require death.

Rebirth holds the hand of Death!

Vishaka is a profound agent for bringing healing change.

Vishaka Nakshatra indeed offers this, but at the same time, asks us to carefully and honestly look at the patterns we are repeating a d the things we are joining together.

The outer resonance of our lives events start as a sound in our psychic world and then becomes the medley which rules the rhythm of our being.

This coming Moon brings with it the blessing.

A blessed time for looking at inner beliefs and programs that keep a living death in place of rebirth.

The blessing and the curse ride together, both are looked at in the Tantric perspective, for the poison is part of the medicine.

Drinking the medicine without honouring and acknowledging the power of poison is tantamount to blindness.

The gods who dwell on the star constellation of Vishaka are thirsty indeed. They are full of the wish for Soma and the experience of fulfilling desire.

Desire is sacred if it is channeled, but desire can lead to ruin if it is unfocussed.

Yogic practices could actually be defied as the art of channeling desire.

Desire might have been bastardized as the culprit for leading us into delusions.. and that might be the case. But the suppression of desire and the attempt to kill it leads to war. Desire comes from the goddess, it is too powerful-a-force to kill.

Acknowledging the sacredness of desire is the lesson of Vishaka Nakshatra.

Focused desire is Tantra and Tantra is focused desire.

The Karmic Mirror

It is not easy to see reality when we ourselves are reflected in the mirror of distorted desire in which we watch the world. To turn around and break the curse of the mirror, and see a reality without our Karmic visions and smears… is a task most Tantric.

Tantra is a most practical subject that can help resolve the Karmic footprints that we might be stepping into.

Sometimes we find we are stepping back into painful cycles that we thought we had long since outgrown. We sometimes find ourselves back in inner situations we thought were long past.

Maybe we thought we would never indulge them back to life again, but insidiously, like unseen shadows, erecting themselves back to life, they might have come upon us.

Such experiences indeed may feel like times to lament, but equally they are times of celebration.

If one can acknowledge the psychic knots that have bound us back to the footprints of old Karma, then healing happens.

Vishaka is Shakti, the divine feminine power principle.

Shakti who is the very energy of life is able to ‘shock us awake’ from the most stagnant, comfortable and familiar Karmic dreams.

This ‘Shakti shock’ is the healing jolt of transformation.

It may be painful and unwanted to wake up with a shock from the poison of past pacts.

But more slowly painful it be to be dictated to by the reflections of unresolved Karma.

Vishaka heralds in a time for healing practices of forgiving self, forgiving other, and the one that we are together.

May there be success in the healing pursuit!

Like a dentist who takes out the rotten tooth with a painful jolt,

sometimes it must be so.

May the Mother that is Shakti, hold our trembling hand in such instances.

The only teaching in Tantra is to ‘Have courage’

May the profound agent of change who goes by the name of Vishaka

bring us to the cave where we may receive the electric Shakti Shock, right into our dead Karmic dreams, so we may wake alive in Love.

Arching desire

Another name for this star constellation is Radha- Radha is the spacious beauty of Tantric lore. This is a sister constellation of the following Constellation of Anuradha.

Anuradha literally means that which follows Radha.

Vishaka Shares the symbol of an archway with Anuradha.

The archway is very significant in understanding the energy of Vishaka Nakshatra.

Let us ask ourselves:

What is an archway?

Is it not an attempt between two lovers to join?

How many archways have fallen in our lives?

Radha is the great Ghori. Ghori implies the bright, clear and spacious Moon woman.

She is the lover of Krishna.

Krishna is the dark night sky which nothing can penetrate. Only Radha can meet the darkness of the night sky of Krishna with her Moonlit rays of love.

Krishna is the dark night sky and Radha is the bright Moon. The old tales tell of Krishna asking his mother ‘Radha kyu gori mai kyu kala,

It means ‘why am I black and Radha so bright’. This encapsulates the deep meaning of their opposites and births. Though these words come from the sacred wisdom of Yogic lore, they were put into a very beautiful song in the 1978 movie entitled Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Here is a link to the song:

Vishaka is the only Nakshatra that has both an exulted planet and a debilitated planet. The black planet Saturn is exulted, and the silver Moon is debilitated in Vishaka Nakshatra. Clearly the extremes at play again.

The silver Radha’s nights and days are spent in the longing for union with the dark black mystery of Krishna. She is Half of arch that longs for the other half.

Two halves make an arch for which Love can walk on through.

We also see that arches are prominent features in rites of passage. The wedding arch is a most poignant example.

Radha is a word that also signifies the soul.

The soul carries the impulse of unification!

In considering this potent phrase, we are brought to look at the colour of the soul.

We might have inherited the notion that the soul is a dead thing, something pure, exulted, detached and unfeeling like a cold dead corpse.

Take a moment to consider and ponder upon What the soul is ?

Ponder upon what your notion of the soul is?

Our notion of soul will determine our whole approach to spirituality and Yogic practice.

If our notion of the soul is something that is cold, aloof and detached, then union, magic and fascination will be replaced by depression and resignation.

Vishaka Nakshatra is an energy of Unification.

Rain & Fire

When we look at the ruling deity that lives on this constellation then we get an idea of its meaning in terms of unification.

Indragni is the god of this constellation. Indragni is a mysterious and little known deity, even scriptural references are scarce and rare. Much speculation from astrologers both modern and ancient has ensued as a result of so little availible info.

Indagni is the fusion of Indra the god of storm and Rain, and Agni the god of fire.

The fusion of these two deities and principles becomes clear when we look at the notion of the archway that is the joining of two halves to create a structure.

The idea of fusion is also apparent when we consider the tree that is assigned to Vishaka Nakshatra.

Nagkesaar is the tree that is connected to Vishnu Nakshatra. In Yogic medicine this tree is used as a remedy for treating conditions of fire and water imbalance.

Now. We can clearly see that this Nakshatra is the union of the opposites of these two elements.

Agni is the god of fire and fire feeds of air. Indra is the storm god of rain and rain feeds the earth.

When Agni and Indra are balanced in our system then we have the marriage of the four basic elements, from this marriage then, the 5th element which is called Akash starts to awaken us to the subtle world.

What is the balance of Agni and Indra exactly?

Fire ( Agni) rises and feeds upon air. This is desire, hope, reaching.

Water (Indra) descends and sinks into earth and nourishes it.

Fire is action and enthusiasm – this is Rajas.

Water descends and Sinks – this is Tamas.

The balance of Fire and Water creates Satva, the ekement that bridges the two worlds of Fire and Water.

When we are caught between the dance of hope and resignation, then we are unbalanced between the swing of opposites. In such a state of swing, there is no subtlety, in such a state Akash is diminished.

Akash is the subtle etheric spiritual element. hope and resignation are the two poles of drama that consume the subtle element of Akash.

If we have a balance between fire and water, then we develop a relation to air and earth. from which ensues birth of Akash.

Akash is the opening of the psychic door to the spirit world.

Akash opens the vision to that which lives beneath the surface layers of reality.

The Tiger

The animal of Vishaka Nakshatra is the Tiger. The Tiger skin is the Yogic blanket of Shiva. The Goddess Durga who is the Mother of everything, rides on the Tiger, Rahu rides on the Tiger and the list of Yogic references to the Tiger could go on.

The Tiger is a creature of elemental wisdom. In the Tiger we see the mastery of the elements. Like fire that creeps slowly and steadily towards its prey, the Tiger contains the fiery power and just like fire, it can snap into immediate action in a millisecond and envelop its prey.

The Tiger is profoundly fond of earthly rest and spends more than half its time in deep rest and sinking . A Tiger has the power of air and can project a roar that can be heard for many miles. The Tiger is a powerful swimmer and has command of water, being able to swim for miles at a time.

The balance and mastery of all these 4 elements, makes the Tiger the creature of the most subtle 5th element of Akash.

Since time immemorial, Yogis have lived in jungles and learned from Tigers which can transport the secrets of the etheric Akash element as no other creature on earth.

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September 10, 2021

Shatabishakh Nakshatra


Shatabishakh Nakshatra is symbolised by a circle with a dark centre. This circle is the circle of the Tantric Ritual.

when we look into the origins of spiritual practices from all over the world, we see that the circle is a central principle from which they all came. The circle is a wheel that links diverse forces and contains a ritualistic focus within itself.

The centripetal force of the ritual circle is created by those who join in the circle. This force moves inwards towards the space in the center of the circle.

The contained space within the circle becomes a vortex of energy that echoes the received resonance of energy and sends it out as centrifugal force.

The space within the circle is the mystery at the center of the nucleus. The eye of the storm is a mystery to those spinning in the tornadoes of existence.

The central place within the circle is the mystery. The mystery is the unknown and unseen place. The unseen place is the dark mystery, that just like the colour black, contains all shades within it.

The center within the circle becomes the altar that absorbs, contains and births all diversities and encases, or rather encircles them.


The god that lives on the star constellation of Shatabishakh is Varuna. Varuna is the god of the deep dark. Varuna rules the night and the deep dark seas.

Varuna rides upon Makara the crocodile. The crocodile is the animal associated with the water ruled sexual Chakra. Makara is also the name given by Yogins to the zodiacal sign of Capricorn. The crocodile of Varuna implies the deep Saturnian energy that is required to protect the creative feminine essence of the watery Shakti Chakra.

The Shakti Chakra, as illustrated below, shows the crocodile and the six petals of the lotus. Six is the number of Shukra (Venus) Venus rules sensuality and the sexual function, Shukra literally means sexual juice.

Varuna dwells in the West. The sun setting in the West is an indicator of Varuna coming into his power as the sun sets and the night forces take over.

Varuna has a best friend named Mitra, who is his opposite. Mitra rules the daytime where Varuna rules the night.

Varuna and Mitra are bound together in sacred oath of friendship. Their friendship is so deep that it keeps the universe in equilibrium.

Varuna translates as the one who covers and conceals. He covers the sun as it sets and brings darkness by his concealing power of nightfall.

Mitra on the other hand, causes the sun to rise. Mitra uncovers and reveals as the root ‘Mi’ in his name implies, Mitra is said to never close his eyes.

Mitra is the deity who assists the activating of the solar forces, and Varuna assists in activating the lunar forces.

These two opposite forces are tied together in deepest friendship as they keep the cosmological order of Rtta. Rtta is the rhythmical, regulating principle of cosmological order.

Varuna is the deity of the depths and the waters that cover the earth and move with the dance of the Moon. Varuna rules the creatures of the deep subterranean watery underworlds. Much of the depth of sea is a yet unexplored territory for most humans. Varuna is the initiator who reveals the depths.

Out of interest, we find that Shatabishakh Nakshatra is within the zodiacal sign of Aquarius, Aquarius being the water bearer of of Western astrology bears a fluid relation to the watery Varuna. In the Yogic language, this is the sign called Kumbh, this means the pot that pours the fluid of healing upon all beings.


The ruling planet of Shatabishakh is none other than Rahu, the solar eclipsing North node of Moon.

Rahu is the head without a body. Rahu has no fear because nothing can poison him, he can consume whatever he wishes and it simply passes through him.

In Shatabishakh, Rahu brings the power and courage to drink anything, both medicine and poison.

Though Rahu is often considered a negative force, it must be seen that he be a powerhouse of force. Rahu magnifies whatever he touches and the energy of wherever he is gets magnified and multiplied. Just like Shatabishakh Nakshatra, Rahu has the power to cover the sun.

His endless appetite calls in more and more. Rahu squeezes out the very last drop by his will for consumption, even if there is seemingly nothing there, Rahu will squeeze out that which can’t be seen.

This force can be creative or destructive depending on how it is applied and approached.


Rahu is connected to the master healer that is the Crow. The Crow can take anything and transform it into nourishment. Crows are often connected with and fed in the rituals of the potent dark shadow casting planets and deities such as Saturn, Rahu and Ketu.

A common remedy to balance the forces of Rahu, Saturn and Ketu is to feed Crows and pay attention to their teachings.

The Crow is not afraid to get its beak dirty, the Crow has no fear. This is a quality needed to reach the depths of healing.

When we resist, block and fear things, we end up denying our power is we turn away.

The Crow is the great healing spirit on account of its lack of fear. The crow will ever turn away, and will eat everything. Crow puts its beak where others fear to peck.


Let us now consider the meaning of the name Shatabishakh and get a a further insight of the energy that it transports.

The word Shatabishakh is an amalgamation of two words. Shata means a hundred, or hundreds, and Bishakh means healer. This is the constellation of healing power, as well as the remedies and tools of effecting healing.

This constellation is the hundred healers or the hundredfold healer. The hundred healers of Shatabishakh can just as well bring on a hundred ills, as they can a hundred healings. This Nakshatra can trigger the underworld shadows of the deep sedimentary emotional waters and cause them to surface.

Varuna is a good who holds the noose in his hand and captures the parts of us that escape vision. Varuna has the ability to see in the dark and encircle that which is out of sight. He has the power to teach us the mysteries of the sacred night forces by revealing the dark that lives within his darker skies.

When we come to healing, it is not always a sweet and joyful affair. The dental surgeon might lead to healthy teeth, but the iron implements might fist scour upon flesh and nerve!

Now let us conclude by considering that Varuna is described as the master healer who has hundreds of remedies at his disposal.

Tantra is healing, and healing is Tantra.

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