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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

The Day of Golden Success: Akshaya Tritiya is May 13 & 14!


Akshaya tritiya on May 13-14, 2021 is one of the most special days out of the entire year! It is considered to be incredibly fortunate. The entire day is fortunate although there are some times during the day that are even better! I have noted the specific date and times at the end of this article.


The Sanskrit word Akshaya can be translated as inexhaustible, eternal or never diminishing. Tritiya means third. In this case it is Shukla Tritiya; the third day of the waxing (shukla/bright) moon that occurs when the Sun and the Moon are both in their exaltation signs, or constellations of greatest power.

New ventures, business or personal partnerships which are begun on this auspicious day are said to last for an eternity, and to be blessed with good fortune and success.


Starting a business or making an important purchase, investing in gold are said to be good actions on this day. New beginnings of any kind are most auspicious during this time.


Generosity consists not of the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed. ~ Ghandi

Akshaya Tritiya is also an excellent day to share our abundance with others.

Donating food, necessities or money to your favorite charity or someone in need is an important part of an offering to Lakshmi.

Lakshmi is always pictured with one hand open and giving to others, not hoarding her good fortune!


Ganesh was said to have begun penning the epic Mahabharatha for Veda Vyasa on this auspicious day. For those who have dreamed of writing a book, this would be an excellent day to start a new book!

Chanting a mantra to Ganesha, Lakshmi and Vishnu can also be done on this day to enhance the energy of this fortunate time.


Tritiya Tithi Begins - 05:08 PM PT on May 13, 2021

Tritiya Tithi Ends - 07:29 PM PT on May 14, 2021


These are particularly good times (noted in Pacific Time below) during Akshaya Tritiya according to Drik Panchang:

May 13, 6:45pm to 9:45pm

May 14, 1:05am to 2:12am and 3:19am to 5:33am


* Please keep in mind your own birth chart and planetary periods can modify your results!

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.“ ~ Goethe

Go seize the day!

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