I’m sending Makar Sankranti blessings to all of you
Today is observed as Makar Sankranti, the entrance of the Sun into the House of Makar (Capricorn), and His return to the “Northern Worlds” after his sojourn in the “South.” This year it falls on Saturnday, Shanivar, which significantly reflects the yearly event of the Sun visiting the house of Shani (Saturn), the Lord of Makar Rashi, who is his son with whom he doesn’t see eye to eye. This is a moment of opportunity, of giving and receiving blessings. This “Return to the Northern Worlds,” the Uttarayana, marks the sunrise of the Gods and Goddesses. Lord Vishnu defeats the demons of ignorance and oppression on this day. Let this day for all of us be a return to the Light!