The Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas

According to the Vedic or Hindu conception of “qualities” (called gunas), these states of being are present in all things everywhere.

  • Sattvic: pure, serene, and harmonious; truth and purity of purpose, being good and looking for good in others, individuality that is relatively self-aware; gives light
  • Rajasic: active, passionate, and agitated; of taking action and searching and trying to find new meanings, dissatisfaction, individuality that is relatively more or less self-aware; gives energy
  • Tamasic: dull and inactive, darkness and ignorance, hard to give up attachment to material desires; individuality that is relatively unaware of self; gives stability

In the Vedic astrology system, the planets are given guna attributes, which actually help to better understand their effects on human behavior in natal charts as well as transits and other forecasting methods.  

Planets and Gunas

January Celestial Events

Jan 2, Earth at Perihelion, Moon conj Regulus
Jan 3, Quandrantid Meteor Shower
Jan 6, Last Quarter Moon
Jan 9, Moon at Perigee
Jan 10, Moon conj Antares, Mercury conj Saturn
Jan 11, Mercury conj Jupiter, Moon conj Venus
Jan 13, New Moon
Jan 14, Moon conj Mercury
Jan 20, First Quarter Moon
Jan 21, Moon conj Mars, Moon at Apogee
Jan 24, Mercury at Greatest Elongation, Sun conj Saturn, Moon conj Aldebaran
Jan 27, Moon conj Pollux
Jan 28, Full Moon
Jan 29, Sun conj Jupiter, Mercury at Perihelion
Jan 30, Moon conj Regulus

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