Shanti – peace
«Bless that Mother Nature be kind to us; the heavens give us peace, the earth be gentle; gentle be the waters that flow; gentle be the plants and herbs that grow. May the past be kind; the future benign» (Atharva-Veda, 19.9.1).
Prayers are powerful because they use the evocative power of the word. This force resonates within the psyche and slowly transforms the person who constantly repeats that word or those words. That’s is why prayers have become so important in every culture.
This verse of the Atharva Veda is used as a prayer and could help you, Scorpio, to learn to be kind and to ingratiate life. If you are in the first decade, there will be the possibility that Uranus will bring about its upsetting changes right now – if it has not already done so in the last year. This could put you in a crisis, especially at the end of the month. Uranus aside, you can count on a fruitful and peaceful month. You will want to talk, do, do old chores in a quiet and pleasant way. And if you plan your vacation in the first half of the month, you should be sure enough to enjoy it in peace.
Tada-āsana, mountain pose.
The mountain is stable despite everything that moves around it, it resists the wind, storms, rain, is shaken by earthquakes, but does not collapse. So it manages to be constantly quiet and peaceful. Are you able to do the same?
Observe moments of pleasantness, what makes them such? Does it just depend on external circumstances or does it also depend on you?
Mantra of the month
«Om shanti, shanti, shanthi!!»
(listen to the whole shanti-mantra here)