We are currently experiencing a rare Shoola Yoga, where all the planets are situated in only three signs affecting three houses related to specific areas of your life. This accentuates those areas, making things very intense for us. This yoga with its concentration on three houses corresponds to the three-prong trident, or tri-shoola, Lord Shiva uses to ward off negative energy threatening to disrupt the harmony of our body, mind and heart.

Consequently, this yoga is considered auspicious if we approach it with reverence and respect. During this period, prayers and devotion will be rewarded with good fortune. As we mentioned, the energy of the Shoola Yoga is so powerful because all planetary energy is being concentrated in just three houses. If we can channel this energy calmly and purposefully, we will achieve a great deal of success. However, if we fail to direct this intense energy constructively it can overwhelm us.

If we are able to remain focused, flexible, and patient and adapt to the surge of concentrated cosmic energy, we can achieve miracles and move mountains.

What makes this Shoola Yoga so special is that it coincides with Maha Shivaratri, the ‘Great Night’ of Shiva, the Lord of yoga, meditation and transformation.

This year, Maha Shivaratri falls on Thursday, March 11th.

It is said that during Maha Shivaratri we gain many blessings by reciting the name of Lord Shiva: Aum Namah Shivaya, by chanting the Shiva mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya. Also, we invite you to experience a Maha Shivaratri fire ceremony with Ghanshyam on our YouTube Channel.

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The Cosmos is sending out a Valentine’s Day message for lovers everywhere this year—on February 14th you will win over more hearts by practicing patience and kindness than by handing out flowers and chocolates.

Why? Because on Valentine’s Day, five planets will be in Capricorn, intensifying an already stressed situation. Furthermore, Saturn in Capricorn is squared by Uranus, which adds even a greater strain to an already taxing time. What this planetary traffic jam tells us is that there is conflict between our wish for peace and order and our desire to break free of restrictions.

Fortunately, the Moon is in the compassionate sign of Pisces, which can soften our hearts to express our love and gratitude to all those close to us on this special Day.

It is important to remember that true love—which St. Valentine’s Day symbolizes and celebrates—is based on a selfless love that arises from compassion. So please, be especially patient, gentle and kind with your Valentine (and everyone else) on February 14th and throughout the year.

We encourage you to connect with the boundless love radiating within your soul and allow the tenderness of an open heart to guide you in all your interactions with others. The feelings of warmth and goodwill generated by a kind action or gentle word will last far longer than a single day and will return to you many fold.

Of course, chocolates and flowers are always appreciated!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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The Heart Line Challenge is designed to connect you with your heart and help you develop deeper feelings of love, compassion and kindness. Taking the program with someone you care for makes it all the more powerful. Whether you are looking to bring the romance back into your relationship, deepen loving family ties or simply become a more loving person, the Heart Line Challenge is for you. And because it is self-paced, you can do it whenever you have the time or are in the mood. What better activity for a date night than learning how to love the person you’re with more deeply? Don’t leave your heart waiting—this special offer expires at the end of February.


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By Ghanshyam Singh Birla, Vedic Palmist-Astrologer

Given the year we’ve just come through, I was a bit anxious when drawing up the astrological chart for 2021. Nevertheless, I am delighted to report that, despite a couple of striking similarities, last year’s chart and this year’s chart are extremely different—and 2021 is filled with greater promise and hope.

Let’s start with the similarities. Both charts have Virgo rising with the lord of Virgo, Mercury, sitting in the 4th house of home, related to our security, our Mom, our homeland, our planet Mother Earth and where our heart feels most comforted. Another similarity between the 2020 and 2021 charts is the fact that both the Sun and Mercury are in Sagittarius in the 4th house.

What makes the chart of 2021 so different from 2020 is that last year the 4th house not only had the Sun and Mercury in it, but Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto and Ketu as well. These six planets crammed into the 4th house formed a cluster of planets that emit enormous energy known as a stellium. The energy radiating from 2020’s intense stellium spread across the entire chart, disrupting every facet of life in every corner of the globe—our home lives, our relationships with family and friends, our finances, work and careers, our creativity and our physical and mental health. Even our social structures and institutions were disrupted, from shopping, education and entertainment to healthcare, politics and policing. Indeed, the intensity exerted on the 4th house of home in the 2020 chart helped turn our world upside down, forced us to redefine our sense of normal and to seek entirely new ways of feeling comfortable, safe and peaceful.

Thankfully, with only the Sun and Mercury in the 4th house this year, we know that, in the 2021 chart, the house of home will not suffer the same kind of relentless stress and uncertainty inflicted upon it by last year’s stellium. So, because the 4th house is not as bombarded this year, we can hopefully look forward to taking a collective sigh of relief.

However, one important key to realizing happiness in the 4th house is our approach to the 12th house. Because, you see, the Sun in the 4th house relates to its sign Leo occupying the 12th house, which, in astrology, is known as the house of loss or enlightenment. It was the same last year.

The 12th house is responsible to make us stretch our boundaries, to not remain limited. It relates to everything beyond what we are familiar with, everything that seems foreign—different cultures, different languages, different nationalities, the global community, the galaxy—we have the choice to find a common ground and embrace our differences or resist one another and remain isolated, angry or fearful. We have the chance to heal or annihilate our planet, Mother Earth.

The 12th house is the last stop in our chart. Losing our body can be the most foreign experience of all. So, how to embrace the 12th house to experience enlightenment opposed to loss in order to realize happiness in the 4th house? The more we are open to discovering about ourselves, for example our unseen soul nature, we will have a better time in the 4th house. Feeling centered within ourselves, we will feel more relaxed, peaceful and flexible to go along with life's ups and downs.

Qualities of the 12th house include broad-mindedness, inclusiveness, illumination, intuition—all of which are powerful tools we can use to break down mental boundaries that keep us isolated and unaware of the bigger picture. Developing these qualities will open us to empathy and enable us to connect to others in a heartfelt and truly meaningful manner. When we achieve this, our 4th house of home will be a calm, cozy and inviting place that radiates love.

The best feature of the 2021 chart is the location of the Moon, which is in its own sign of Cancer, showing the potential for our emotions to be governed by true and genuine feelings. Moreover, in the constellation of Pushya, it instills within us a protective instinct to want to nurture and support others. And what is really great, the Moon is in the 11th house of wishes fulfilled! When we open our hearts to others, we can reap the greatest benefits from the 11th house,  the house of friends, neighbours, colleagues and the community. It is the house of gains, meaning the realization of our hopes and dreams.

This is in stark contrast to the location of the Moon in last year’s chart, which was in the 6th house of health and enmity in the Saturn-ruled sign of Aquarius in a very difficult nakshatra known as Purvabadrapada. Indeed, according to famed astrologer Prash Trivedi, the Purvabadrapada nakshatra is “where the world loses its mind”, which it certainly did in 2020. The Moon was also conjunct the nebulous planet Neptune in the same difficult nakshatra (where Neptune remains until 2024), which added even greater confusion to the nature of things, for example the origin of the coronavirus and "fake news" in the media.

Further positive Moon tidings in 2021 include Jupiter in the 5th house of love, aspecting the Moon in the 11th house of gains. This tells us that by embracing a sense of goodwill for others, we will enjoy the benefits of the 11th house, which include bonds of friendship.

But this year there is one big caution: the gentle and kind emotional Moon, offering so much promise in the 11th house, is being aspected by the very powerful, warlike planet Mars in Aries, which can be very forceful and, at times, aggressive. Whenever there is a connection between these two planets, Mars and Moon, our blood can easily boil. Small things can set us off, creating emotional outbursts. So, instead of benefiting from the house of gains, keeping in mind the welfare of others, we create chaos, disrupting the peace so everyone feels bad. So, how do we control our Mars?

Mars is in its own sign of Aries in the 8th house of transformation. When Mars is situated there, we have the motivation, strength and energy to completely transform our life if we choose to look inward and explore our inner self. However, if we are not rooted in our deeper self-awareness, the ego can easily be triggered and we can feel self-righteous to use our energy and strength to disrupt instead of uplifting and unifying. A better comprehension of our true nature will make the aspect to the Moon in Cancer inspiring, constructive and fruitful.

Other positive planetary positions include Rahu in the 9th house, which will lift our spirits, rouse our higher consciousness and encourage us to seek out a greater purpose; and Saturn in Capricorn, where it is both at home and in its dignity, which will help us gain insight about our inner self and use our knowledge, gifts and expertise to express ourselves more capably in the world.

However, the benefic planet Jupiter is debilitated in the sign Capricorn, relinquishing its optimistic, hopeful and expansive characteristics to the cautionary, disciplined and hard-working sign ruled by Saturn. Additionally, Jupiter is conjunct Saturn in Capricorn. In this case, we may have to confront our own inhibitions and self-restrictions, as well as the restrictions placed upon us by circumstances, making us want to break free. However, as astrologer Robert Hand suggests, “we can choose to grow within the structure of restriction, using that very structure to enlarge our life.” So instead of feeling confined, restless and impatient with circumstances, we can use the restrictive feeling of Saturn and Jupiter joined together in the 5th house to deepen our feelings of love, persevere in the face of any challenges, and employ the hard work and discipline necessary to express our creativity and complete any outstanding projects.

So, let’s do our best to create a healthier, calmer and more caring world by developing goodwill toward our neighbours, remembering to include them in our prayers unreservedly as we pray for ourselves. If we keep our heart charged with love, we will find peace and create happiness throughout the year to come.

The formula for happiness in 2021 is simple yet profound: Love your neighbour as yourself and you will be fine.

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By Vedic Palmist-Astrologer Guylaine Vallée

Excerpt from The 90-Day Heart Line Challenge: Open Your Heart to Love, Joy and Happiness

In his masterpiece, The Holy Science, Sri Yukteswar tells us that, as we evolve toward the expression of perfect love, we must progress through “Five States of the Heart.” Successfully passing through each state brings us a step closer to our goal of perfect love, a step closer to clearing the clouds from our heart, and a step closer to the power of the Infinite within us. Last month, we examined the first state of the heart, the Dark Heart. This month, we discover the second state of the heart: The Propelled State of the Heart.


The Propelled State of the Heart

We enter the Propelled State of the Heart when our experience of the world leaves us feeling empty, when we grow dissatisfied with the shallow pleasures of the senses, the hollow rewards of material pursuits—when the after-effects of rampant emotion, uncontrolled passion and possessiveness have dragged us into a state of desperation and despair. It is then that our heart begins to yearn for greater meaning—a deeper truth that propels us toward a higher form of love. This seeking of love and truth stretches our heart and lengthens our heart line.

In the Propelled State of the Heart, we are more open and receptive to wisdom, creating a magnetism that will draw wise teachers, inspiring guides and supportive friends into our lives. In essence, we are sending out a sincere request to the universe to enlighten us, and the universe will never ignore such a request. It doesn’t matter how jaded we are or how set in our ways we have become, once our heart propels us to search for truth, we will not be deterred from finding it, and will be ready if it finds us first. An enlightened sage once said, “a saint is a sinner who doesn’t give up.” So, don’t worry about any past missteps—we learn from our mistakes; it is often the flaws and faults in our character that bring us to the most profound revelations, and the deepest desire to do good in the world.

This was the case with my client Bruno.


Bruno’s Propelled Heart

When Bruno first came to see me, he was working as the disciplinary “enforcer” at a reform school for emotionally troubled and violently aggressive teenaged boys.

His job requirements did not extend much beyond being physically intimidating and verbally domineering. It was not an intellectually stimulating or spiritually uplifting occupation. Despite being unhappy with his position, he kept with it for many years; it paid the bills and fulfilled his basic needs. Although he was in a rut, it was a comfortable rut, which made him willing to settle for less, and to be less than he could be.

Bruno was holding himself back from life and from love, which is reflected in the very short heart line in his “before” handprints. However, there were spiritual markings on his sattwa Mount of Jupiter, which told me he was not only capable of much more, but that he was ready (at least subconsciously) to be propelled forward into a more meaningful existence. I suggested that he might find his life more rewarding if he changed direction by, for example, counseling the boys in his charge rather than simply controlling them.

I encouraged him to focus on a more empathic and philosophic approach, which would extend his heart line and bring him greater personal fulfillment and happiness. Bruno, however, was a curmudgeon and gruffly brushed aside my suggestion. But sometimes the universe knows what we want and need more than we do ourselves, and the universe intervened on Bruno’s behalf.

Not long after our initial consultation, Bruno’s leg was broken during a scuffle with one of the boys at the reform school. During his convalescence, he remembered my suggestion; he started broadening his horizons and seeking a deeper meaning to life by reading Vedic philosophy.

When he returned to see me a year later, he was excited to see enormous improvement across his entire palm—most notably, he had a much longer heart line. By looking at the encircled areas on both his handprints, you can see that his heart line grew an extension towards his Jupiter finger. Also, on the Mount of Jupiter, you’ll see the development of a Ring of Solomon, a sign of wisdom, which (as the name suggests) reflects an ability to understand, relate to, and empathize with other people. It’s not uncommon to find a Ring of Solomon in the palm of someone working in a helping profession.

Bruno confided to me that following his injury he consciously decided to lengthen his heart line. He visualized its growth each day and, through the regular practice of gratitude and kindness, witnessed his personality undergo a remarkable transformation. For the first time in his life he was actually happy, and for the first time, other people found him approachable and caring. His desire for truth had propelled him to extend his heart line, which increased his magnetism and helped Bruno to create a more meaningful and loving life.


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Excerpt from The 90-Day Heart Line Challenge: Open Your Heart to Love, Joy and Happiness

By Vedic Palmist-Astrologer Guylaine Vallée


The Five States of the Heart

In his masterpiece, The Holy Science, Sri Yukteswar tells us that, as we evolve toward the expression of perfect love, we must progress through “Five States of the Heart.” Successfully passing through each state brings us a step closer to our goal of perfect love, a step closer to clearing the clouds from our heart, and a step closer to the power of the Infinite within us. Sri Yukteswar writes: ‘If we are able to cultivate this powerful ruling force of love implanted in our heart, we will be free of the unhappiness from the pain and pleasure cycles that are a part of life.’

Understanding the steps described by Sri Yukteswar, these five states of the heart, has helped so many of my clients find love, and has helped me so greatly in my own life, that I’m dedicating this week’s Challenge to exploring them. I really believe this will give you a deeper insight into the evolution of the heart, will inspire you as much as it has inspired me, and will help us immeasurably in our quest to expand our heart and create a love-filled life!

The first state of the heart Sri Yukteswar tells us about is the Dark State:


The Dark State of the Heart

When we are in the Dark State of the Heart, we are oblivious to our soul’s intuitive instinct to embrace and express love. We identify with, and become overwhelmed by, the external events that surround us. There are many traps through which the Dark State of the Heart can ensnare our consciousness: Ignorance, heartache, negative attitudes and emotions, bad habits, substance abuse or psychological and emotional trauma, to name a few. Birla clients Lyn and Roy were both plunged into this darkness through the pain of a shared personal tragedy.


Lyn And Roy: The Dark Heart

Lyn and Roy were a married couple who took a road trip with their young son. At one point, Roy became drowsy and asked Lyn, a less experienced driver, to take over behind the wheel. Not long afterwards they had a head-on collision in which their son was killed.

Neither Roy nor Lyn could forgive themselves for their boy’s death. Guilt pulled them both into a downward spiral of depression and emotional isolation. Despite having two other children, they could not open their hearts to express love. Years passed but their hearts did not heal; their love was consumed by guilt, anger and grief. Roy eventually retreated entirely into himself, quit his job and passed his days numbed by sedatives and antidepressants. Lyn continued to function, but her heart remained a stranger to herself and those around her.

Eventually a family friend convinced Lyn to have a consultation with Ghanshyam. Her “before” handprints reflect her persistent sadness, stress and anxiety, which can be seen in the network of fine interference lines streaking the middle and bottom areas of her palm. But fortunately, in her after prints, Lyn developed a star on her Mount of Jupiter, which is a sign of strong, intuitive soul wisdom. After several consultations, Lyn realized (and came to accept) that she could no longer let personal tragedy cloud her heart and, for the sake of her husband and surviving children if not for herself, she must stop allowing guilt and suffering to dominate her life.


This spiritual insight allowed Lyn to break free of the Dark State of the Heart and seek therapy to confront her grief. Her understanding of the need to move forward in love is reflected in the balance between her heart and head lines forming a healthy quadrangle which, as we’ve learned, is “The Landing Strip of The Angels”. Her healthy quadrangle gave Lyn the openness to accept and receive help from others. Her valiant spirit, which refused to let her quit on life or love, is illustrated in her “after” handprints through the extension of her heart line and her two vertical destiny lines, reflecting her determination to transcend even the most difficult obstacles and struggles.

Roy was less receptive to helpful counsel. His inability to support his family, either emotionally or materially, is confirmed by the imbalance between his short head line and long heart line. He lacks a healthy quadrangle; his “Landing Strip of the Angels” is further blocked by a branch of the heart line, which is being dragged down toward the head line and clouding his love with negative thoughts. He continued to allow his own guilt, and his anger at Lyn—whom he blamed for the accident—to close off his heart and keep it in the dark state. However, we remain hopeful he would eventually come around and, by opening his heart through forgiveness, would heal and be free to love.

The energy of our thoughts, feelings and actions directly impacts the lines in our hand. The way we direct that energy determines the direction our lines take—and the heart line is no exception. If we focus on positive emotions like love, acceptance and forgiveness, our heart line will extend to our Jupiter mount in a positive upward curve, which opens our quadrangle and invites angels and blessings into our life. If we are obsessed over negative thoughts and project negative emotions, our heart line can be pulled downward toward the head line, closing off our quadrangle and denying us the benefits of those wonderful quadrangle blessings.

A great deal of this, of course, depends on how we respond to the events in our life. If we allow negative situations to defeat our spirits, our heart line will evolve in a negative, downward direction; if we remain steadfast in our expression of love in the face of adversity, our heart will evolve in a positive, upward direction.

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By Vedic Palmist, Ghanshyam Singh Birla


In Vedic palmistry, the head line is often referred to as “the king of the hand” because it rules the way we think, the way we behave and the way we perceive the world around us. With its innate powers of logic and deduction, the head line reflects our intellectual ability to make rational decisions—to determine what is safe and unsafe, to discern right from wrong, and to weigh the consequences of our actions. In short, the head line helps us decide what is in our best interest and what will promote overall wellbeing and happiness in our lives and the lives of those we love.

Even more importantly, the head line is a doorway to our psyche, a doorway through which we can access the inner workings of our mind. And understanding how our mind functions—what makes us tick—is essential in maintaining a healthy outlook, healthy behaviors and a healthy sense of self. Indeed, the way we think determines how we act and how we view ourselves and the people in our lives. Thinking shapes our perception, and our perception shapes our world.

The head line is one of the three major lines of the hand and runs across the middle of the palm. It is flanked on either side by the hand’s other major lines—the life line, which is just below it, and the heart line just above. This central location endows the head line with a critical role in unifying the three principal aspects of our being. Not only does it form a bridge between the life line (reflecting our physical body) and the heart line (reflecting our loving nature), but it acts as a linchpin connecting all three major lines. Hence, a well-formed head line brings the heart line and life line into alignment, ensuring a balanced, harmonious relationship between body, mind and soul.

As I mentioned in last month’s article, Thinking Your Way to Happiness, a strong and balanced head line is a vital component of a healthy and happy life. If the head line is broken, disrupted by interference lines, too short, misshapen, travels in a detrimental direction or is out of alignment with the heart or life lines, our thinking will be adversely affected. The way we view ourselves, our relationships and our world will be askew. Making matters worse, faults and fractures in the head line allow the negative, self-defeating voices we’ve accumulated since childhood seep into the forefront of our mind. These dark voices undermine our confidence, hamper our success, jeopardize our happiness and, over time, can cut groves into our physical brain where negative thinking can take root and lead to harmful actions.

Fortunately, we can correct faults in the head line and repair any damage that negative thinking has inflicted on our lives. But this is not always easy to do—changing our head line requires us to change the way we think, which is something that is simpler said than done. Dislodging deeply engrained negative thought patterns and changing long-established bad habits and behaviors is, to say the least, a challenging task. Modern brain imaging has revealed that nearly 100,000 thoughts race through our mind each day—that’s roughly 50 thoughts a minute. With all that noisy traffic roaring around our brain, it’s little wonder we have so much difficulty knowing our own mind, and so much trouble communicating or being intimate with those we love.

Even more alarming is the fact that neuroscience has determined 80 percent of our thoughts are either partially or entirely negative in nature. That means our poor brain is contending with 80,000 negative thoughts every day of our lives! Sadly, each negative thought acts as a brick that, when stacked one atop another, can quickly create a towering and seemingly insurmountable wall that separates us from our higher selves, from our potential, from our feelings, and from our family, friends and lovers.

The good news is that by making our head line our best friend we will gain the mental strength and clarity to tear that wall down brick by brick, negative thought by negative thought. And when that wall is gone, our mind will be calm and peaceful, our vision will be crystal clear and we will be standing face to face with our true self.

To achieve this, we must replace our negative thoughts with positive ones, which will positively reshape our head line and make it as close to perfect as possible. So, what does a perfect head line look like? Well, as you can see in the illustration, an ideal head line will be deep and unmarred by interference lines. It will originate on or near the intersection of the Mount of Jupiter and Mars negative, and then travel across Rahu before gently curving downward toward its termination point on the mounts of Mars positive and Luna. This is the ideal head line; it denotes calm, clear, rational and objective thinking and reflects sound judgement, a positive mental outlook and a state of mind that remains peaceful no matter how unsettled or disturbing external circumstances may become.

Now, take a moment to look at both of your hands and compare the head line in each palm to the ideal head line in our diagram. Pay special attention to the head line in the hand you use to write—that’s called your dominant hand. If you are right-handed, your right hand is your dominant hand; if you are left-handed, your left hand is dominant. There is a major difference between the two.

The non-dominant hand reflects our past habits and thought patterns, which tells us a lot about why we think the way we do. But it is the dominant hand that reveals what’s happening in our life right now and reveals the direction our life is taking—the dominant head line reflects the thinking that determines our present and future happiness.  When we are consciously working on improving our mental outlook by making our thoughts more positive, we are most likely to see changes appear in our dominant head line.

Indeed, with a concentrated effort, we will see significant improvement in our dominant head line in as little as 90 days; the line may become stronger, deeper, and less fragmented and lines of interference may begin to fade away. These changes are a reflection of an increasingly positive mental attitude. It may be sublet at first but, if we remain diligent in our efforts to replace negative thoughts with positive ones, our shifting mindset will become increasingly apparent and have a profoundly affirmative and lasting impact on the way we think, feel and live.

Don’t worry if your head line doesn’t match up to this ideal image in the illustration. The ideal head line is merely a target to strive for as we move toward a healthier mind. Adopting a more positive mindset is a journey on which we should focus to make steady progress, not racing to perfection. Please remember that any improvement in the head line reflects positive changes that are occurring in both our mind and our heart. These changes will manifest in an expanded consciousness that connects us to our soul and thus makes us more accepting, understanding and compassionate toward others. Our thoughts will be clear and focused, we will enjoy greater peace of mind, find that our relationships are much less turbulent and far more loving, and that our outlook on life is not only happier and more optimistic, but joyful as well.

Indeed, the head line plays such a vital role in our lives that I have designed a webinar series dedicated to helping everyone bring out the very best in their own head line. The series is fun, informative and affordable for all. It begins September 9th and will run for 12 weeks. I warmly invite all of you to join me.

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By Vedic Palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla

The human mind is, without question, the Universe’s greatest wonder—the unrivaled masterpiece of Creation. The great achievements of civilization, including civilization itself, have been produced by the mind’s ability to think, reason, imagine and dream.

The same thought processes that have shaped our evolution and enabled humankind to reach such dizzying displays of ingenuity, invention and beauty are alive in each of us. No matter our age, intellect, social status or education, we are all capable of changing our world and our own lives for the better; we can create lasting love, beauty, happiness and joy by properly channeling the power of our thoughts. This can be achieved when we discover how to connect our thinking to the depth of feeling of our heart and the wisdom of our soul.



Unfortunately, there is a flip side to our thinking, a dark side that is responsible for so much of the strife, suffering and discord in our world and in our own lives. When our mind is restless, troubled or unfocused, we become lost in a cacophony of negativity—our peace of mind drowned in a tsunami of doubting, disparaging voices incessantly chattering away inside our head. These voices latch onto our thoughts, telling us that we are not good enough or smart enough or worthy enough to realize our dreams, to accomplish our goals or to love and be loved.

We all are familiar, to varying degrees, with these dark voices and the toll they take on our enjoyment of life. These thoughts creep into our mind before an exam or during a job interview; they convince us we can’t succeed or that we are unwanted and unloved. They make us believe the glass is half empty when it is actually overflowing with promise and possibility.



Recent advances in brain imaging have revealed that our brains are plastic, meaning that our neural pathways—the roads our thoughts travel along in the brain—can be molded and changed throughout our lifetime. Unfortunately, neuroscience has also discovered that negative thoughts carve deeper, more permanent neural pathways in our grey matter than positive thoughts do, and those negative neural pathways spread across the brain exponentially.

This frame of mind can take a serious toll on both our mental and physical well-being. And when we combine the turbulent state of the world today with the fact that we identify most readily with negative news, it is little wonder that hope and self-esteem are at record lows among North American youth.



Much like modern neuroscience, the ancient science of Vedic palmistry teaches us that our thoughts make deep impressions (or grooves) in our brain, impressions that can come to dominate our mind. But where Vedic palmistry and neuroscience differ is that palmistry shows us the origin, nature and quality of our thoughts. If our thoughts are angry, bitter, jealous or confused, our hand will tell us why, for how long and what we need to do to correct the situation.



The head line runs across the middle section of the palm, referred to as the rajas region of the hand. Rajas is the Sanskrit word for “king” and, as the name suggests, King Rajas rules the hand. So, no matter how well-developed or beautifully formed our heart line may be, when there are problems with the head line, there will be problems in all areas of our life, including our love life!

If the head line is broken, too short, misshapen, running in an unhealthy direction or out of alignment with the heart line, our thinking is going to be adversely affected and our perception of the world and our relationships will be askew. It is through the cracks, faults and fractures of the head line that our negative voices find their way into our mind to jeopardize our happiness—a problematic head line can prevent us from accessing our heart, which is the gateway to our soul.

By adjusting our thoughts, we can reprogram and fine-tune our own emotions in search of happier, more productive lives. And when we begin to change our thoughts and attitudes, the head line will physically change! By taking our handprints on a regular basis, our hands become a personal gauge to determine our personal progress!

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September 9th, 2020

with Astro-Palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla

By Vedic Palmist, Ghanshyam Singh Birla

A powerful example of a beautiful change of heart is reflected in the hand of Dr. Wayne Dyer, the world-renowned inspirational author, philosopher and speaker who, sadly, passed away in 2015.

Through his books and lectures, Wayne encouraged us all to recognize that the most fundamental truth of existence is that we are eternal souls in physical bodies. Or, as Wayne liked to phrase it: “We are not human beings in search of a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings immersed in a human experience.” Wayne believed, as I do, that we can manifest an abundance of love, beauty, success and happiness in our lives by developing our self-awareness, opening our hearts to others and always attempting to draw closer to Spirit.

And yet, for many years, happiness and unconditional love eluded Wayne. He grew up in foster homes, spent his youth in poverty and struggled with depression. He dealt with issues of self-esteem and other personal demons—even after the publication of his first book, the 1976 mega bestseller Your Erroneous Zones, catapulted him to fame and made him a multimillionaire. It was only when he experienced a change of heart, or what he called “the shift”, that he began following a profoundly spiritual path, a path that led him to unconditional love and happiness. This state of contentment permitted him to use his fame to express what was in his heart to a wide audience and to inspire millions of people.

I had the privilege of knowing Wayne and was fortunate to meet with him at two very different periods in his life. The first consultation was in Florida in 2003, the second was a dozen years later in Ottawa in 2015, just a few months before his untimely death. The handprints taken during those readings dramatically illustrate how a change in heart will inevitably be reflected in changes in our life and in our hand.

In his “before” prints, taken in 2003, Wayne has many beautiful wisdom signs, including a magnificent “triple” Ring of Solomon on his Jupiter mount, which reflects his profound understanding of human nature and extreme sensitivity to the feelings and problems of others. Additionally, a well-formed Love of Truth line on his Mount of Saturn is the hallmark of a benevolent, wise and compassionate philanthropist engaged in an unwavering quest for self-awareness.

Also, his “before” print displays a beautiful, long heart line opening into a fork, revealing a deep connection to his feelings and a strong desire to express his love. However, one branch of the heart line is turning downward towards the head line, reflecting an emotional reservation and a mistrust of others due to past hurt and disillusionment. In short, Wayne’s “before” heart line reflects a tendency to be deeply disappointed when his love is not returned or when his expectations of others are not met. Wayne later confirmed this had indeed been the case with him for a good part of his life—that he had often felt let down in relationships and that his disappointment had disrupted his equilibrium and negatively impacted his personal happiness.

However, not long after that Florida reading, Wayne embarked on a deeply spiritual quest to open his heart center—he embraced Vedic philosophy and committed to daily spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. Everything Wayne did in the years between our two consultations was done with the deliberate intention to get in touch with his true self, break down barriers separating him from others and develop his ability to express love unconditionally.

In his “after” handprints, taken during his second consultation in 2015, Wayne’s lines clearly show that all his former emotional reservations have melted away, and that his heart has expanded and grown. This is seen in the two strong heart line branches travelling upward toward his Jupiter mount, revealing his deep conviction to love unconditionally, regardless of how other people treated or responded to him. It also reveals a powerful inclination to be sensitive in matters of the heart as well as a growing willingness to openly share his love and wisdom—both in his relationships and with the world.

During the last decade of his life, Wayne was able to touch millions of hearts and effect positive change in the lives of people around the globe. His books, recorded lectures and many ongoing philanthropic endeavors are a living legacy of a life dedicated to expressing and sharing love unconditionally.

The beautiful change of direction, or shift, in Wayne’s heart is also confirmed by the star on his Mount of Sun, reflecting an empathetic heart devoted to helping and serving others, and a brilliant ability to convey spiritual concepts to the world. His Love of Truth Line on Saturn in his before print has turned into a trident, showing he no longer is seeking truth but is living it.

At the end of his second consultation, I told Wayne that the changes in his palms revealed that his heart and his consciousness were moving toward spiritual enlightenment. Wayne smiled and said: “That is my purpose in life—to shift my own consciousness to a more loving and spiritual state, and to help others to do the same. Ghanshyam, you have no idea how happy you’ve made me today!” He encouraged us to publish his handprints saying, “If my prints can help one other person, then share them with the world!”

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By Ghanshyam Singh Birla, Vedic Palmist-Astrologer


One of the biggest challenges we face when trying to find, create and hold on to love is making sense of the mixed messages we send ourselves when our head and heart aren’t in sync. How do we decide who’s the boss? Do we listen to what our heart is telling us to do, or to what our head is telling us to do?

It’s probably easy for you to think of an occasion when you, or someone you know, has been unable to figure out which signals to follow. For example, should you follow your heart and become an artist because you passionately love to paint, or take the high-paying corporate job because it offers security, even though you know you’ll hate it and it will probably make you miserable? Do you marry the person who is a real sweetheart and who’ll definitely be a good parent and faithful partner, or do you run off with the other person because they make your blood race and your heart pound, even though your mind is warning you to stay away?

These kinds of wrenching personal dilemmas all stem from a lack of heart-mind coherence and are, sadly, as commonplace as they are painful. When our heart and head are in sync, when we have coherence of heart and mind, we will tap into the very power that created and drives the universe—a power that the ancient sages of India called Sat, that physicists call The Field and that I refer to simply as the Power of Love.

If we want to see how well we are doing at balancing our heart and head energies, and determine our level of heart-mind coherence, all we have to do is inspect the quality of the heart and head lines to see if they are balanced.

Honestly, in my 50 years as a Vedic palmist, the most common attribute shared by my clients who are having difficulty finding love, happiness and joy is an imbalance in their heart and head lines. Sometimes the problem is with the head line, sometimes with the heart line, often it is with both.


Case of Loretta

When our head line overpowers our heart line, our emotions can get shoved into a deep freeze, making our expression of love hard and brittle.

Loretta was a well-known and highly respected psychologist and marriage counselor. She’d written a bestselling book on developing successful relationships and was a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows, where she offered advice to troubled couples. There was no doubt about it, Loretta was intellectually brilliant, possessed an extraordinary mind and had saved a lot of relationships . . . the problem was, she couldn’t save her own marriage or keep her family together.

Loretta came to see me at the insistence of her husband, who had long complained about how emotionally unavailable she was with him and their two school-aged daughters. But Loretta insisted she was doing her best.

“Hey, it’s true that I have a career and I’m busy, but I make sure I’m home for dinner every evening. I’m confused—I don’t know what they want from me.” Loretta reasoned with me during our consultation.

Unfortunately, Loretta’s head was not listening to her heart—her head line was out of balance with her heart line. She had no heart-mind coherence. In her handprints, we can see that her head line is nearly twice the length of her heart line. In other words, her head line is over powering her heart line, which shut down her heart center and created disharmony in her life. To remedy the problem, she had to grow her heart line by being more loving. And what better place to start practicing love than at home with your loved ones? Which is what I gently tried to persuade her to do.

“You have to get your head and heart communicating, Loretta.  Perhaps you could start with working on your intimacy issues with you husband by trying to be just a little more attentive to his concerns and needs,” I suggested. “And maybe make a conscious effort to be more emotionally present with your daughters . . .”

“Oh, there’s no need for any of that,” Loretta said, cutting me off. “My husband likes me just the way I am—he’s just going through a midlife crisis. He’ll buy a new sports car and snap right out of his funk. As far as the children are concerned . . . what kid doesn’t blame their mother for one thing or another? They have a good home, lots of friends and go to a good school. They know I love them, I’m sure they’ll grow up to be well-adjusted adults; they’ll be just fine.”

I could see that Loretta was not aware of the emotional toll her remoteness was taking on her loved ones—or herself. Before she left, I emphasized once again that she needed to listen to the whispers of her heart.


The Case of Claudia

When our heart line overpowers our head line, our reason and discernment get hijacked by our emotions, leading to behaviour that can be embarrassing, highly inappropriate, dangerous or downright disastrous. My client Claudia had the opposite problem of Loretta, but experienced very similar disharmonious results.

Claudia was a popular and effective guidance counsellor at a veterans’ hospital. Her passion and empathy enabled her to help many male and female soldiers returning from conflict zones successfully adjust to civilian life. She’d always managed to maintain a personal connection with her patients while keeping a professional distance. That is, until she fell in love with her patient Patrick. Claudia didn’t pursue him and dutifully kept her feelings to herself. But her intense emotional attraction to him eventually overpowered her reason. She convinced herself in the little things that he said and did that Patrick loved her as much as she loved him, that they shared a special and mutual bond.

Then one day she saw Patrick and another patient standing together, holding hands and kissing. Claudia was heartbroken and deeply angered at what she perceived to be a blatant, humiliating and unforgivable betrayal.

When Claudia came to see me, I explained to her that her anger had very little basis in reality, as she had never openly shared her feelings with Patrick. She told me, “I can’t help the way I feel. No matter how hard I try, I can’t overcome the rage or allow myself to forgive Patrick. She handed his case over to another counsellor and tried focusing all her energy on her other patients, but eventually she lost all enthusiasm for her work and took an extended leave from her job.

Her imbalanced heart line had skewed both her reason and objectivity, caused her great emotional suffering and negatively impacted her career. It took many months for me to convince Claudia that Patrick had actually done her a favor by opening her up to the potential to love and understanding that she needed to confront her lack of heart-mind coherence. She needed to improve her head line by becoming more objective, by trying to see a bigger picture. She needed to believe that if a feeling of love could be awoken once, as it had with Patrick, it could happen again in a more appropriate and mutual relationship, if she remained open to it.

There is now a significant body of scientific literature highlighting the importance of a healthy communication between our heart and brain. And new evidence continues to surface that confirms our happiness, as well as the length and quality of our lives, is directly influenced by our level of heart-mind coherence.


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By Ghanshyam Singh Birla


Havens are sacred fire ceremonies that have been practiced in the East for centuries. The intention of a haven is to provide us with a renewed sense of hope, purpose and happiness by burning away negative karma and connecting us to our spiritual self . . . our best self.

I am conducting the haven at this time because today is Akshaya Tritiya, which is  one of the most auspicious days of the year. Akshaya means never-ending prosperity, hope, joy and success. It is celebrated just once a year . . . when the two celestial luminaries, the Sun and Moon, are in their most exalted position of Aries and Taurus respectively. When we perform any healing ceremony on Akshaya Tritiya, it raises our vibrational energy. So, no matter when you happen to watch this video, those elevated healing vibrations will be reverberating both around you and within you.

Havens involve a mantra meditation. At the end of each mantra, a small offering is placed in the fire, such as a sacred herb or some ghee, while the word swahah is chanted.  Swahah means “so be it”; it a personal offering to the universe, an offering that includes a silent commitment that we endeavour to become the best we can be. When the offering is made, visualize that you are offering the herbs in the fire with your right hand while supporting your right elbow with your left hand. As you chant swahah, gently release the herbs into the fire with a sense of gratitude.

The ceremony begins with a prayer that is offered to the Divine to accept our offering and to overlook any mistakes we might make while pronouncing the mantra.


Forgiveness Prayer

Awahanam nay jaw naw mee

Nay jaw naw mee tawarchanam

Poojashchaiva nay jaw naw mee

Tataha kshama swa Mameshwara


Following the Forgiveness Prayer, I recite the Ganesha Prayer. Ganesha is the Lord of Wisdom and the Divine Sciences. This prayer, recited as a mantra,  promotes your personal healing and increase your intuitive abilities.

Throughout the haven, I chant a mantra to Lord Shiva called the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. It is a very powerful mantra for raising our vibrational energy, warding off negativity and getting rid of unwanted karma. It is chanted in its original Sanskrit, India’s most ancient and sacred language.


Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

Aum Treeum Backum Yajaw Mahay

Soogum Din Pushtee Were Ta Nam

Urwa Rookum Eva Bantanan

Mrityor Moke Shiya Mamritat


If you are familiar with the Shiva mantra, please chant along with me. If not, just sit back, close your eyes and listen. In either case, chant swaha at the end of each mantra and visualize that you are placing the herbs into the fire when I do.

I chant the mantra 108 times. You will hear a bell ring at the end of a series of 36 mantras. It would be wonderful if you stay with us for the full 108 mantras. If you cannot watch the entire ceremony, it is best to end your recitation at a multiple of 9—such as at the end of the 9th, 18th or 36th recitation. Listening for the bell will help you in this regard.

But if at all possible, please stay until the end of the haven. Chanting or listening to all 108 mantras in one sitting will benefit you greatly.

We close the fire ceremony with the following short mantra:


Closing Mantra

Servam Way, Survam Guam, Swahah


Normally we end the meditation with a sweet. So, have a little rice pudding or a piece of chocolate standing by to treat yourself as a celebratory way to kick off a new beginning and a new you.

Thanks for being here and God bless you!

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