Sleeping under the night skies

The current human population is disconnected from the skies and the celestial bodies in it. We are indoors all the time, inside the office during the day and within the house at night. In fact thanks to the PU soles of our shoes we have lost all connection with the Earth too. The ancient cultures would honor the Sky Father and the Earth Mother and there was a perfectly deep reason for it. The Skies guide us and the Earth supports us, even today, but now we are unaware of their presence in our lives. 

Till very recently, we would regularly walk about under the Sun, his energy would directly enter our body, mind and individual souls. Now, with our heads buried in our screens, we rarely look up at the skies and the direct sun rays do not fall on our bodies. Technically the best time to be under the Sun is at sunrise or sunset. But we simply do not look up to him anymore.

At night the situation is even worse with the intense dust and light pollution. We have completely forgotten that the Moon, the Stars and the inky black night skies even exist above us. Children living in the cities are the most unfortunate ones in this respect. They do not know how beautiful the night sky is. And this disconnect is messing up everything on so many levels.

Earlier, during our grandparents generation, sleeping outside, ie on the terrace of the house was a regular feature. People would sleep outside on those typical cots with the coir netting. I remember when I was a child, whenever we visited my native village or my Guru’s Math, sleeping under the night sky was so exciting, magical. My Dad would teach me the Nakshatra visible above. Even today, I try to maximise my time under the night skies (as the weather permits) and point out the graha and Nakshatra to my son.

As per Sanatan Dharma, we are required to sleep outside for one night under the full Moon of the Ashvin month (Kojagiri/ Sharad Purnima). The Moon is nearest to the Earth on this day and his power is very strong and auspicious. We fast during the day and at night we offer the Moon a sweet milk based Naivedya and drink it as a prasadam (desi cow milk with saffron, sugar etc boiled for hours under the Moonlight, it is called Basundi). 

Sleeping under the night skies is one of the best remedies for balancing the Moon and easing the Mind related issues. And it is not possible anymore for most of us. Thus the increase in mental issues, depression, anxiety etc. This emotional imbalance is a direct effect of this unprecedented change in our lifestyle. We have deprived ourselves of the soothing and supportive rays of the Moon and Nakshatra.

So here is what you can do. Try to be under the light of the full Moon, Purnima for a few hours, once a month. If you can sleep outside under the skies for the entire night, it would be the best thing. Also try to be under the night skies when the current Moon transits your birth Moon Nakshatra, ie once a month. Then during the Ashwin Purnima, try to be under the Moon for as long as you can, this will be once a year. Even if you can do this much it will be a very big support for your mind. As you lie under the night skies, try to locate the 27 nakshatra and the other important stars in the skies, it is a fascinating exercise. 

There is one important Star, Tara, whom we have completely forgotten in the recent times. It is visible only in the northern hemisphere, ie the Pole star, Dhruv tara. At present I am getting several questions on Reiki. An interesting Reiki factoid is that Mikao Usui’s family emblem is the emblem of the deity Bodhisatva Myoken, the Dhruv tara personified. This symbol combines the Sun, Moon and a Star or more correctly the Bindu, in a very beautiful manner.

Dhruv tara is the embodiment of the highest realm of consciousness. So as you drift off to sleep under the night skies do focus on the North star for a few minutes. Doing Tratak on the stars is a very useful exercise, and the Dhruv tara is perfect for the purpose.

(My readers want me to write simple posts).

27 thoughts on “Sleeping under the night skies

  1. Saroj Kumar Nayak December 8, 2021 / 8:35 pm

    Hi ma’am,

    How are you? Tomorrow is my birthday.. please shower your blessings… Pranaam.

    Thank you


  2. Viju December 8, 2021 / 10:11 pm

    Dearest Tejaswiniji,

    Thank you for this beautiful post🙏🏻♥️ Reminds me, this used to be one of my deepest desires for a long time, but not possible in the city where I live and something I have not been able to do. Most of my desires (even though they are simple, ethical & moral) just don’t happen and I have stopped desiring anything… to stop my mind from getting upset ☹

    Truly, we have lost our connection with nature. My mom lived in a village for 35 years and she has lived in the city for over 40 years. Still, she will accurately predict the weather. She predicts rains much more accurately than the weather bureau. I think her connection with nature is strong. Few years back I read that the Sentinelese tribes of Andaman predict the weather accurately.

    My earlier house used to have a garden. And sometimes while I am standing in some part of my garden I find energy being drawn from my hands strongly downwards towards the Earth. I am a Reiki channel and I used to let it happen. Why does this happen? Was it the Earth drawing reiki or something else?

    Thanks in advance🙏🏻

    Lots of love and gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault December 8, 2021 / 10:34 pm

      Hi there
      Earth will not draw energy from you like this! earth can ground you, ie pull out the negativity from you if you walk barefoot on earth/grass/soil/sand etc or deeply connect with the mind.
      you must be connecting to the Earth/nature around you so that the hand chakra automatically connect to the universal source.

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      • Viju December 9, 2021 / 12:08 am

        Namaste Tejaswiniji,

        Thanks, what you say makes sense👍🏻 I used to wonder what was happening. The experience never left me feeling negative. So I used to allow it to happen. On rare occasions this happens inside my present house too.

        Shortly after I became a reiki channel people used to draw reiki from me when I traveled in trains (which was everyday then). Without talking to them I could even guess what their health issue was. I stopped this through intention because I didn’t want to have a connection with strangers. I discouraged my empathic side because it was affecting me badly. I don’t mind animals and trees drawing reiki from me and like to help them.

        Please write whatever you like – simple or complex – they are a treat to read and a happy learning for me🙏🏻♥️

        Lots of love and gratitude

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  3. tanyasinghbhadauria December 8, 2021 / 11:34 pm


    Did the rose

    Ever open its heart

    And give to this world

    All its


    It felt the encouragement of light

    Against its Being.


    We all remain



    Thank you for reflecting back this beautiful light to us through stars & your existence !

    Take care !



  4. Yashwanth somayajula December 9, 2021 / 12:11 am

    Jai guru dev! Thank you for posting vital knowledge

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  5. DV December 9, 2021 / 12:03 pm

    I was thinking about the same Ma’am, as in how our country has changed in last 20 years, looking at Moon and stars were a favourite pastime of childhood.
    Many thanks for reminding us.
    Just a question, a family member is going to give an important exam in a 7-8 months time, can anything be done to ensure a better result?
    Sincere gratitude for all your posts.


  6. ANAND December 9, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Pranaam Madam,
    I am sincerely grateful as always for all the precious knowledge shared on this knowledge portal.

    I hope I can word my thoughts clearly and using the correct words. Please forgive me if I say anything incorrect. So, I am doing some spiritual practice which is tiny of course compared to the levels about which I have understood and read from the precious knowledge that you have shared. So, I can humbly state that I have become somewhat “energy-aware”.

    One such effect is that now, I try and avoid food prepared outside and by people I don’t know. I cannot always do it, but it has lessened a lot. But I admit there are days that I crave for some food items . I am vegetarian but I still crave some for some heavy spicy food. I have eaten such food, and I notice that I don’t feel very energetic from the inside. I regret my choice later, because it takes a couple of days to spiritually “recover”.

    How to stop such cravings Madam? I wish I never get them, but I do. I just wanted to share this here. Please forgive me if this was not correct .

    Best wishes and regards,


    • astrologerbydefault December 9, 2021 / 3:27 pm

      Hi there
      Karma, Vasana of so many lives, is a few months enough to completely finish them all?
      if so all would attain moksh just by uttering Om once.

      will resolve with time and practice
      once you start your practice, focus on that, think of that , ignore everything else. the practice itself will take care of it.

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      • ANAND December 9, 2021 / 3:32 pm

        Pranaam Madam,
        Thanks for this yet another brilliant reply. I actually clapped when I read it :). Thank you so very much.

        Best regards and sincere wishes,


  7. Viju December 9, 2021 / 10:15 pm

    Dearest Tejaswiniji,

    Are places like Bermuda Triangle a portal to another dimension? If a person disappears in a place like Bermuda Triangle, will he reach a different dimension/ universe or will he reach Pitrulok?


    Lots of love and gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault December 10, 2021 / 11:53 am

      Hi there
      there are a lot of things on earth which are portals to other dimensions.
      but going to pitrulok with the body of the matryalok is not possible. so if you die as you enter that portal, ie leave your body, then you might reach pitrulok.

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      • Viju December 11, 2021 / 11:25 am

        Dearest Tejaswiniji,

        Thanks very much🙏🏻So if a person enters a portal to another dimension alive then he goes to that dimension in his physical form. Then do the laws of this universe like karma, time, etc apply? Or are there different laws in those dimensions?

        Do people (I don’t mean spirits) from other dimensions come here? Can they be seen by people who are not clairvoyant?

        Hope you don’t mind these questions.

        Lots of love and gratitude


      • astrologerbydefault December 11, 2021 / 11:52 am

        Hi there

        and law of karma is universal

        yes. very often. but in locations where natural environment still exists, eg seashores, himalay, river banks etc. i had mentioned a Yakshavati river in pithoragad district. it was a playground for the Yaksha but now we have polluted it so they do not come there anymore.
        no. but a basic sense of unease is possible.

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  8. DV December 10, 2021 / 10:50 am

    Ma’am, how can I use Durga Saptshati to protect my family against tantrik evil energies? I am a very novice in terms of spiritually, but some personalized attacks have been terribly affecting my family especially the kid.

    I believe in Durga Saptashati but do not know how to go about it.
    I am willing to do what ever it takes to build a protective shield for my family.

    I have read about your visualization ,shatkona
    technique but unfortunately I haven’t been able to implement them successfully.
    I do salt cleaning, karpoor and agnihotra when time permits
    I would highly appreciate your advice.

    Many thanks Ma’am.


  9. Viju December 11, 2021 / 3:30 pm

    Dearest Tejaswiniji,

    Infinite thanks for answering my questions 🙏🏻♥️ And I am asking you too many in this post! Sorry, can’t help it 🙏🏻

    I have two more questions:-

    1) I visited a health resort in Pune few years back. It was a scenic place far away from the city surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lake. There was a small waterfall a short distance away from the resort. The air was fresh and unpolluted. However, there were no birds chirping in the morning. There were just no birds there at any time of the day or night. I found this very strange as I had never before been to a place that had no birds at all.

    Does the complete absence of birds in a place indicate negativity? Why does this happen?

    2) In my mom’s village there were a few incidents in the past, of people happening to walk around in circles. They seem to have a different sense of direction and although they were walking towards a particular destination they seem to walk and come back to the same place near where they began. This happened with my mom too once. If an iron item is touched by such a person then, their head seems to clear. I have heard this happening in other places too.

    Is this because they were possessed by a spirit? What to do if a person is in this situation alone?

    Happy weekend 🙂

    Lots of love and gratitude


    • astrologerbydefault December 11, 2021 / 4:16 pm

      Hi there
      no birds no insects no bees no black ants etc means that the energy of the place is not positive.

      i have heard of these, where people cannot find their way back home or keep coming back to their starting points. since i haven’t witnessed it so i cannot comment.
      but most likely the person is exposed to something which messes up the sense of direction.
      sense of direction is not just a physical apparatus inside the ear. it is also a psychic thing.
      iron helps in grounding. or i think even sprinkling regular water should work as it refreshes the aura.

      if you are alone, sit down at the place you are rather than walking around. and think of your mantra.
      since its a psychic attack type of thing, you can do the mental Shatkon thing or any other aura cleansing technique you are comfortable with

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      • Viju December 11, 2021 / 10:34 pm

        Namaste Tejaswiniji,

        Much gratitude for your response🙏🏻♥️

        Many, many years back, once I had just fallen asleep and began dreaming. In my dream I was awake in the room where I was sleeping but the direction of the room felt different. In my dream I was confused and was asking myself how the direction of the room could be different. I woke up and I was alright. It was not a spirit attack because I can sense spirits. Strange!

        My mom who had had that experience in her school days had gone to a relative’s house for tuition. But she had taken a route that was not her usual route. That road was known for negative vibes. She kept going in circles and after some hours managed to reach the relative’s neighbour’s fence. Her sense of direction was so disturbed that she didn’t know how to go to the relative’s house although the house was not that far away and she could see it. Her cousin saw her standing near the fence, came to her, held her hand and guided her to the house. While she was inside the house and talking to her teacher & his family members, the cousin gave my mom an iron knife to sharpen her pencil and mom immediately felt her head clearing. Since mom was not feeling well, her teacher asked a cousin (it was a jt family then) to accompany her home. This cousin stopped by a temple to pray and as soon as mom entered the temple her head cleared and she felt better. After this experience, my mom walked thru that same route again a few times that year (something I’d never ever do) but never had this experience again.

        Lots of love and gratitude


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