Do the Planets Affect Us?


Can phenomenon from space effect us here on earth? With a ecilpse in a few days or when the moon is near my immune system is weakened and I get exceively tired.

—William, United States


Dear William,

Thank you for your question. The short answer is yes, the planets and stars affect us. One way to think of it is that we are little drops in a vast sea of cosmic energy. These two articles by Paramhansa Yogananda expand on this topic:

There are other people who mention that the energy surrounding the eclipse leaves them excessively tired. I was also feeling unusually tired, but I am coming out of a week that included many activities as well as hosting 5 houseguests! However, it is possible that the coming eclipse also played a part. I really don’t know. However, the end result is the same, whenever we feel overtired, we need to take care of ourselves and rest and recharge. Paramhansa Yogananda recommended Epsom salt baths, which are very soothing, due to the warm water and healing effects of magnesium. Soak for 15 or 20 minutes as this will be relaxing as well as very helpful to your immune system.

Please also pay extra attention to your nutrition. When I was feeling so tired, I took a toasted seaweed snack. Immediately I began to feel better. I can only conclude that I must have been low on some trace mineral.

These Superconscious Living Exercises will also help you to tap into divine healing energy. Please feel free to request healing prayers as needed.


Mary Kretzmann

Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry