Vighna – obstacles

«Bhāva sometimes suddenly appears in a person without knowledge of sādhana or mercy, and without scriptural knowledge. It should be inferred that in a previous life, some obstacle interrupted that person’s skillful sādhana, and in this life the obstacle has finally been removed» (Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu,1.3.57).

According to the Puranas, there are three types of obstacles: diseases of the body (ādhyātmika vighna), obstacles unrelated to the body and of a physical nature (ādhibhautika vighna) and divine calamities (ādhidaivika vighna).

Oppositions are contemplated in this life, just as the possibility of overcoming them and advancing in spiritual growth by attaining a mental state more disposed to spiritual realization (bhāva).

This month Gemelli Jupiter opposition comes to the end. Perhaps you will feel its effects for a while longer: the Sun in opposition carries the risk of arrogance just like Jupiter; Mercury in opposition gives you so much verve in communicating that you can end up overwhelming others. What you had to learn from Jupiter was to put spiritual needs on the same level of material needs, what the Sun can teach you now is to become more aware of yourself. Evenutally Mercury can teach you is to understand where the limit between “I” and the others is.

Think about it, I am convinced that if you practice yoga and read this horoscope it is because you already work on self-awareness. And then you will see the results around Christmas when Venus will give you pleasant moments with people, who will understand you and support you even when you have a crooked moon.


Maha vira-āsana, position of the great warrior

Determined to move forward despite everything and everyone. Practice it every morning for one minute on each side.

Awareness exercise

Observe what seems to stand against you. What is it like? Where is he from? Does it depend on others, on nature, on destiny or on you?

Mantra of the month 

«With the obstacles I am improving».