Expressing Mars in Pisces at India’s Holy River

From 16th November, Mars will be in Pisces, giving us extra motivation towards creative, empathetic and spiritual expression. This coincides perfectly with my trip to the River Ganges in Rishikesh, India, where people flock from all over the world to pursue their deeper drives.
 
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About Rishikesh and the River Ganges

 
The River Ganges is India’s holy river and Rishikesh is a pilgrimage place famous for its sprawling ashrams and colourful temples. Here you can find spirituality in abundance, from the many yoga centres to the chants of mantras around every corner.

This hub of spirituality draws people seeking something more from life, a deeper meaning or a bit of clarity or relief from their usual everyday chaos, and this fits with the theme of Mars in Pisces, which will drive us towards activities that soothe our soul, just like the cleansing waters of the famous holy river.
 

Rishikesh is a city in Dehradun, within the district of Uttarakhand state, in Northern India. It is known as the Yoga Capital of the World. Mars in Pisces
Rishikesh is a city in Dehradun district of the Uttarakhand state in Northern India.

 

How Can I Express Mars in Pisces at Home?

 
But you don’t have to be in India to experience the energies of Mars in Pisces – you’ll feel it at home too! While this isn’t a great time to be pursuing external things, in fact, work, finances and exercise might start to feel a little clouded, like you’re not sure exactly what you should be doing, Mars in Pisces is encouraging you to see things from a different perspective – one that’s both creative and spiritual.
 

View from a temple under a huge bell on the River Ganga and Lakshman Jhula bridge at sunset. Rishikesh. India. Mars in Pisces
View from the temple under huge bell on the River Ganga.

 

So How Can We Balance the Two?

 
Of course, we all have to work, even if the planets are hindering us somewhat, so instead of fighting the tides, go with the flow and add some watery vibes to your everyday life.

You could try meditating while doing your housework – this works particularly well while washing dishes. Just focus on your breath instead of letting your mind wander and you might find that some issue that’s been evading your recently becomes clearer when you apply your intuition instead of your logical mind.
 

River Ganges in India. Mars in Pisces
River Ganges in India.

 
Activate your empathy, just as I’m doing here in India by feeding cows and stray dogs. You can do this simply by making someone a cup of tea, listening to a friend who needs an ear or if you’re really driven, get out there and do some charity work – you’ll find doing things for others will give you more energy and self-confidence while Mars is in Pisces.

If your work has felt a bit stuffy recently, try adding some creative flair to the mix, even if it’s just doodling on your coffee break, trying something completely different to your usual style or taking a walk in the park at lunch. If you have time, a session of swimming can work wonders for your body, mind and soul at this time – make like a fish and go diving for inner wisdom!
 

Rishikesh aerial view, India. It is known as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas and the Yoga Capital of the World. Mars in Pisces
Rishikesh aerial view, India. It is known as the Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.

 

Mars in Pisces – Tips from India

 
If you want to add some Indian flair to your Mars in Pisces experience, why not try one of these famous mantras. You can search them on YouTube and listen while you work, exercise or travel, or you can memorise them and repeat them to yourself, in your head is fine too!
 

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Ellie Rose by the River Ganges.

 

Ganesha Mantra:

 
“Om Gan Ganpataye Namo Namah” – (YouTube link)
 
This one is great for unblocking stuck energy, whether that’s emotional – as in you’ve got a problem that just can’t be solved and is making you feel tired or blue, or even a physical block like you want to earn more money but can’t find a way. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, so perfect for Mars in Pisces when we need to let life flow like a river.
 

Shiva Mantra:

 
“Om namah shivaya” – (YouTube link)

This mantra is for Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism’s main deities and is designed to get us focussing on our inner world so we can learn more about ourselves and increase our feelings of oneness with divine love. It’s a powerful mantra for seeing the truth in all experiences, so a great way to shift any confusion that Mars in Pisces might bring.
 

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Banks of the Holy River Ganga.

 
But whatever you do, let your creative, spiritual side flow freely and Mars in Pisces will be a very enlightening time!
 
 
Much love from the Banks of the River Ganges,

Ellie Rose xx
 
 

5 Easy Rituals to Celebrate this Autumn Equinox

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The Autumn Equinox falls on the weekend of 22nd/23rd September. This is the time of year where the days and nights are of equal length, moving us into the darker half of the year, but also celebrating the abundance of Harvest. While we’re not so reliant on harvesting crops nowadays, paying attention to the changing seasons is a great way to access your spiritual side and supercharge your connection to the earth. So, to celebrate, here are some easy rituals you can do to mark this Autumn Equinox!
 

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Feast with Family

 
A ritual doesn’t have to be a formal affair, it can be as simple as getting your friends and family together for a big feast or even going out for dinner and a dance. What matters is your intention. Plan something where you can share the love and joy with those around you. With Mercury conjunct the Sun for this Equinox, you’ll find yourself craving connections, and what better way to do that than over a glass of wine and a good meal!
 

 

Meditate on Your Dreams

 
When the seasons change like this, the veil between the world of material and spirit are thin, meaning you can tap into some great magic! During this Equinox, the Moon will be in Pisces, giving us even more connection to the realm of subconscious and dreams, so carve out some time for a spot of meditation, even a guided meditation on YouTube can bring all sorts of lovely messages from within. This is a great time for connecting with your Higher Self and accessing some spiritual TLC, getting you ready to delve into the darker seasons feeling refreshed and ready in body mind and soul.
 
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Autumn Healing and Clearing

 
Since the Equinox marks the end of Virgo season and the beginning of Libra season, there’s an emphasis on health and balance, making it a great time to tidy your home and get organised. In the nature of Feng Shui, clear all the entrances to your home to let the new seasonal energies flow and to welcome in even more abundance – if you’ve got clutter and dust all around your front door, how do you expect good opportunities to come-a-knocking? Having a good autumn clean will also make you feel fresh and balanced, ready to cosy on down for autumn.
 
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Take a Nap!

 
Yes that’s right, a nap can be a ritual if you intend it to be! Set aside an hour to just relax and snooze as the longer nights of autumn will have us feeling more tired than usual and the demands of modern life often mean we can’t pay heed to our natural seasonal urges for extra sleep! To add extra Equinox oomph to it, set the intention to receive a message from your Higher Self in a dream, then when you wake up, write it down and try and work out what it means.
 
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Give Thanks

 
Back in ancient times, people would celebrate their bountiful Harvest by giving thanks in some way so why not do the same by writing down a list of 20 things in your life you’re grateful for. It’s been a tough old year, particularly with all those pesky retrogrades, but when we look closely, we can usually find a few people, experiences and things that bring us joy. Plus, the more we practice gratitude, the more we seem to receive. In the nature of the Law of Attraction, like attracts like, so positivity and focussing on the abundance we do have in our lives will bring in more of the same – and who can complain about that?!
 
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Happy Equinox my lovelies!

Ellie Rose Astrologer x
 
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How to Contact Your Spirit Guide

Hello, I’m Psychic Caz PIN 6323. I’m a Psychic Tarot and Angel Card Reader from Northern Ireland. I’d like to offer you some easy-to-follow advice on how to contact your Spirit Guide today. I’ve used my long experience of listening to and helping my clients to offer you these spiritual insights, as well as my own personal experiences as a Psychic and a Clairvoyant.
 
Psychic Caz
 
People ask me all the time, who their Spirit Guide is, and how do they make contact with them. Others tell me they don’t have a Spirit Guide because they don’t have a family member who has passed on.
 
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So many believe that their Spirit Guide is a loved one who is no longer with them in life, however, this is not entirely the case. A Spirit Guide can simply be anyone at all, even someone who you don’t know or have ever met. For those who have a loved one as their Spirit Guide, they are so very fortunate…

To contact your own Spirit Guide, find a quiet and peaceful place to just sit and relax, and to allow your mind to clear of all thoughts.
 
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Then into yourself, ask your Spirit Guide to step forward and reveal themselves to you. Ask for their name. Sit quietly for a little time and gradually you will feel a name coming into your mind, which can relate to someone you know who has passed, or it can be a name which relates to nothing and is very random. In time you will be able to build on the character and personality of your Spirit Guide.
 
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This is your Spirit Guide, next allow yourself to imagine them standing right there in front of you, think about how they look, how they are dressed.

Personally, my own Spirit Guide is called Sophia. I imagine her to have long dark hair, and wear a black flowing dress with a white bodice style top, with black lace trim and she is very pretty. In fact, I recently came across a picture while browsing online, and it was just how I had imaged my Spirit Angel would look like.
 
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When I feel I am struggling or at a difficult place in my own life, I call on her for guidance, and she always steers me in the right direction.

Yours can too.

Love & Light x

Psychic Caz x – PIN 6323 

 
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Spiritual Travel and Buddhist Meditation

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Hi there my lovely Stargazers! This is Ellie Rose, reporting to you from Dharamsala, India. I’ve been here doing your horoscopes, learning about Buddhist  meditation and I’d like to share a little bit of it all with you guys back home!
 
ellie rose astrologer smiling in rishikesh india
 

Astrology from the Mountaintops

 
So right now, I’m recording your weekly horoscopes from the beautiful woods and mountains around Dharamsala, which sits in the Himalaya Mountains of North India. You can see where I’m living in my photo below:
 
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The Home of the Dalai Lama

 
Just up from the city of Dharamsala is the home of the 14th Dalai Lama and a large Tibetan population. Because of this the place has got a very spiritual, Tibetan vibe and many beautiful monasteries.
 
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I was lucky enough to see a teaching from the Dalai Lama here recently, where he spoke about the importance of compassion. How we should practice compassion for every person and creature, but also compassion for ourselves and our own ups and downs, which is something I think we struggle with in the West.
 
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I recommend watching the Martin Scorsese film, Kundun, which is not only a great film, but tells the story of the current Dalai Lama and his incredible journey to find refuge in India. I watched this film at the Tushita Buddhist Meditation Centre here, sat amongst golden statues of the Buddha and beautiful mandala paintings, but even if you’re sat in your living room I highly recommend watching it!
 
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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

 
As part of my stay here, I’ve been studying Buddhism and practicing a lot of meditation at the Tushita Centre, and one of my favourite things I’ve learnt here is a practice known as ‘Tonglen’.
 
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This Tibetan meditation technique is so simple and really helps whenever you have a moment of negativity or stress. You can do it at home, at your desk or walking down the road, so it’s perfect for us busy Westerners!
 
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Tonglen Meditation: When you take a breath in, imagine you are breathing in for all the people suffering the same problem as you. Then when you breathe out, imagine you are breathing out to give relief to you all.

It can be as simple as breathing in and thinking: “I understand” and breathing out and thinking “It’s ok”.
 

 
At first it won’t seem natural, but when you get into the habit of doing this, you start to do it automatically when feeling a moment of stress or anxiety which helps long-term too. It’s designed to easily build the same compassion for yourself and the world just as the Dalai Lama teaches! Try it out yourself!

To see more of where I am now, check out my weekly horoscope videos here or on YouTube – I look forward to seeing you there!

Ellie Rose x
 
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