Akshaya Tritiya – Sun and Moon Exalted
MAY 6-7th , 2019
The Sun and the Moon are both exalted once a year on the same day for a two day period and when this falls on the 3rd lunar day of the waxing moon, it is considered very auspicious. It becomes a great for starting important things and getting results. It is one of the three days a year when you do not have to worry about what time you start something, as the whole period is good. It roughly happens from the late afternoon (16:48 EST of May 6th to late afternoon 15:47 EST on May 7th in the United States, but check your local calendar.) Drikpanchang.com I particularly like the afternoon of May 7th from 12-3 pm as in the US you as get Cancer and Leo rising for starting new things but during this period, although this day, you do not need to worry about the time of day to start things.
This is a good time to sign an important contract, start an important marketing campaign, begin an important project or make an important phone call to get something started and bring in the fruits. This year, actually, the Sun and the Moon are exalted at the same time on Monday on the 3rd lunar day of the month which actually begins late afternoon on Monday, May 6th 16:48 EST. But most people will celebrate on May 7th.
When Akshaya Tritiya falls on a Rohini nakshatra (Taurus 10-23.2) day and on a Tuesday, this is considered very auspicious but already on Tuesday, the moon moves into Mrigashira Nakshatra in the US in the early morning. (Taurus 23.20-Gemini 6.40). The word Akshaya (अक्षय) means never diminishing. Hence, the benefits of doing any Japa or ceremony is multiplied and the merit on this day never diminishes and remains with the person. It is also a good day to make donations and for the merit of those donations to stretch manifold.
Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. Most people purchase gold on this day as it is believed that buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya brings prosperity and more wealth will come in the future.
Akshaya Tritiya day is ruled by Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu Trinity. Usually, Akshaya Tritiya and Parashurama Jayanti, the birthday anniversary of 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, falls on the same day but depending on staring time of Tritiya Tithi, the third lunar day after the New Moon.
Vedic astrologers also consider Akshaya Tritiya an auspicious day free from all malefic effects. . We thus have to wait for Oct. 8th and Victory Day (Vijay Dashami) and Diwali on Oct. 27th to have a day when we do not have to worry about the time but of course there will be other auspicious times to that a good Vedic astrologer can find but its tricky this year with the Saturn/Ketu conjunction turning up in the chart through the fall.