Having goals gives direction to our lives. It allows us to channel our energies into working towards a desired outcome, whether related to health, career, money or something else that is important to us.

Have you noticed that sometimes you reach a goal with ease, whereas other times your resolution gets drowned in a sea of excuses, or you just can’t find the motivation to make it happen?

The secret to goal-reaching success lies in getting the universe on your side. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains the recipe for manifesting your wishes by taking a sankalpa, or intention, surrendering it to the universe, and then taking action:

“Sankalpa is having an intention. It means taking your consciousness to the universe, to the infinite; then bringing the mind to the present moment, and making a wish for something that you long for in your mind. Desire means it has to happen now. In sankalpa you say, “let it happen whenever it has to.” When we have an intention and focus our attention on that, it will start manifesting.”

Once you have set your intention, you don’t need to keep thinking about the final goal – just take the steps to work towards it. Avoid mental questioning about whether you will get there or not. Just keep the faith and self-belief and move in that direction. Know that it will happen.

Based on your individual birth chart there are different ways you can tap into the universe’s unlimited potential to help you reach your goals. align27 shows you the rituals and remedies that are specific to you, based on your birth chart and the current movement of the planets.

Let’s take a look at a few goals and 6 astrological tips to help you make them a reality.

1. Exercise More

Looking to get in shape? Set up a fitness plan based on your Golden Moments. Those are your astrological power moments, so if you want to be successful in your fitness regime and reach your desired result, use these moments to go for your runs, cycles, get to the gym and do your workouts.

You can also utilize the willpower and passion of Mars to get your fitness regime underway by exercising during Mars Hora (hour). This is particularly powerful on a Tuesday.

2. Get Healthier

For overall better health, if you are taking medicines or supplements, take them during Sun hora. The Sun represents life force and vitality. If you are unwell and are about to start a new course of medicine, you can look at the ‘Find Dates’ section of align27 to see when to start taking your medicine for a quick recovery.

Based on the sign of your 9th house, there may be a particular food you can add to your diet to help improve your health. You can also improve your overall health by honoring the form of Lord Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles, connected to your Ascendent sign. align27 calculates these for you, and you can find them in the ‘Health Rituals’ section, where there are a variety of remedies that help you overcome and prevent health issues, based on your birth chart.

One powerful ritual you can do to enhance your good health and vitality is to honor the 7 Chiranjivis, the seven immortal beings who are said to remain alive on Earth until the end of the current Kali Yuga, the fourth and present age of the world cycle of Yugas, or ‘ages.’

You can do this by filling a copper vessel with water, placing your hands on it and chanting the following names of the 7 Chiranjivis, 21 times while facing north.  Afterwards you can drink the water.

  1. Aum Anjaneyaya Namaha
  2. Aum Parashuramaya Namaha
  3. Aum Markandeyaya Namaha
  4. Aum Mahabali Chakravarthiye Namaha
  5. Aum Vedavyasaya Namaha
  6. Aum Aswataamaya Namaha
  7. Aum Vibhishanaya Namaha

3. Sleep Better

Chant the mantra, ‘Aum Padmanabhaya Namah,’ 11, 21 or 108 times before you go to sleep. Padmanabha is the sleeping form of Lord Vishnu, the Maintainer, who is believed to sleep in a cosmic ocean of milk. Chanting this mantra just before sleep helps ignite deep, restful, yogic sleep.

Before falling asleep you can also do some relaxing breathing techniques such as Alternate Nostril Breathing. To practise this, lift your right hand up toward your nose and use your right thumb to close your right nostril, with the middle and index finger straight and lightly gracing your forehead, as you exhale completely from the left. Inhale through your left nostril and then close the left nostril with your ring and little fingers, open the right nostril and exhale through this side. Inhale through the right nostril and then close this nostril, open the left nostril and exhale through the left side. This is one cycle. Practice this for 2-3 minutes and complete the practice by finishing with an exhale on the left side.

When you go to sleep, try sleeping on your left side. In this position, your organs are freer to get rid of toxins while you sleep.

4. Gain Focus

Have you ever met anyone who is able to focus on their work 100% of the day? Unlikely. What makes us able to focus better is our ability to balance rest and activity. When we say rest, we don’t mean slumping in front of the TV for an hour or gossiping with colleagues – we mean taking some time out to relax the mind. Do a meditation, take a walk in nature, or do a completely different task, perhaps even a mundane one like washing the dishes – something that takes you away from your work for some time. When you return to your tasks, you will find you are more focused and able to see things from a fresh new perspective.

How to choose when to take your breaks? Look at what your Panchapakshi bird is doing in align27. If it’s relaxing, you can relax too. Similarly if you’re in a Silence Moment and there’s an opportunity for a break, take it! You will be more focused and productive as a result, especially during your Golden and Productive Moments.

5. Find Financial Freedom

There are rituals you can do to connect with the universe’s wealth-giving energies. Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of Wealth and Good Fortune. To bring material and spiritual wealth into your life you can honor her by chanting the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam twice a day. This Sanskrit hymn honors the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi.

In the Find Dates section of align27 you can determine which days are good astrologically for investing money, or for paying off debts. Certain moments are excellent for paying off debts. Even if you pay back a little portion of your loan during those times, it acts as a catalyst for the whole loan being paid off.

To enhance your career you can look at your Amatya Karaka, known as your career planet, and chant the mantra which honors the form of Lord Shiva connected to that planet. In the Career Rituals section of align27 you can find out what your Amatya Karaka is, and which mantra to chant to take your career to the next level.

6. Get Creative

If you are looking to create a masterpiece of art, poetry, writing or music, you can use the specific energy of the different Horas to gain the backing of the planets. Venus Hora is great for anything related to art, music or beauty, and is particularly strong on a Friday. The Hora of the Moon, too, is great for creative work, nurturing new ideas or connecting with potential collaborators, and is strong on a Monday. If you are printing or publishing a text then it’s best to do so in Mercury Hora, unless Mercury is retrograde or in a challenging position.

Once you have created your work of art and are looking to promote it, send those important emails or meet with important or influential figures during Sun Hora. And don’t forget about Jupiter Hora, during which you can do any of the above activities and be blessed with Jupiter’s auspicious touch.

Find more rituals and remedies to help you reach your goals in the align27 app. 

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