Aparigraha – non acceptance

«When steadfast in nonpossession, there is knowledge of “the how” of existence» (Yoga-sūtra, 2.39). 

Aparigraha is the opposite of parigraha, a term that refers to the acceptance by ascetics of gifts in coins from wealthy people, who thus think they are ingratiating themselves with karma. A conscious yogi should never accept money or other precious gifts so as not to incur selfishness and valuing the superfluous.

The Goddess of Fortune does not always seem to be on our side. There are times when events go differently than we would have liked and for the most optimistic this too makes sense. Whether it is a lesson to be learned or a present evil that will turn into a future good, it is an opportunity for you, Sagittarius, to drive out selfishness and cultivate other values. Instead of accepting material gifts, accept this teaching. In this way you will avoid falling into disappointment or arrogance, as if life made an affront to you by not bringing you the riches you desire. It is a good time to become aware of yourself and your actions, understand the “how” and “why” of your existence. When everything goes perfectly, you tend to pay no attention to this kind of thing.


Sagittarius Horoscope May 2021
Work by Beatrice Gelmetti

Marichi-āsana, Marichi pose

A calm and peaceful position as the wise men are, but with the chest and the heart open, accepting what comes from life.

Awareness exercise

When you feel upset, observe yourself, become aware of yourself and how you are. Is there a real cause for concern or a real need to react? Or is it perhaps about how you experience what happens? Something that affects your way of being or thinking? Something that forces you to question yourself?

Mantra of the month

«Consciousness of myself».