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December Planets: JUPITER Goes Retrograde 12/08/14

December 4, 2014

Here’s my report on the planet changes occurring in December, 2014. Actually they are rather positive this month. There are no eclipses and no Mercury Retrograde periods to deal with! In fact, two planets are fortunately getting out of a long run of being combust the Sun.

Helpful Note: if you have not had your Vedic chart read by me as yet, this will help you understand how your birth chart appears in our system, which is based upon the Sidereal or Fixed Zodiac: just take every planet and the also the degree of your Ascendant as they appear in your western astrology chart back 23 degrees, and that will give you a good idea of what your Vedic birth chart looks like to me, so that my Blog posts can be of use to you.

12/04/14 – Both VENUS and Saturn will get far away from the Sun to no longer be “combust” – a condition that makes a planet angry and reactive. Those who will be happiest about this are anyone with Rising or Moon signs of Taurus or Libra (these are ruled by Venus) and those with Capricorn or Aquarius Rising or Moon signs (ruled by Saturn).

12/05/14 – Venus enters the fire sign of Sagittarius, breaking up the logjam of the four planets that have been piled up in the preceding sign of Scorpio (Venus, Sun, Mercury and Saturn are all in Scorpio at this time.) Those with Sagittarius Rising or Moon signs could suddenly feel more creative, artistic or attractive. There could be some nice gains coming to you since Venus rules your house of income and gain (the 11th house).

12/08/14 – JUPITER goes Retrograde! Retrograde motion is simply the appearance that a planet is “moving backwards” as seen from our perspective on Earth. A retrograde time period can give us the option to revisit previous projects started when the planet in question was first crossing the degree of the sign it has been in. It does not have all the challenging connotations as a Mercury retrograde period does, for sure.

This giant benefic planet Jupiter is already transiting its most beneficial sign of Cancer, where it receives exalted status. When a benefic planet goes into retrograde motion, it becomes even stronger to do the good that it represents. Not only those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs will benefit from this new condition. Jupiter rules both Pisces and Sagittarius. Those with Pisces Rising or Moon signs should enjoy Jupiter’s current transit through their 5th house of success, children, learning ability, education, and romance. For the Sagittarians, it is a little more problematic in that the sign of Cancer represents your 8th house of transformation and vulnerability. I’ve seen some types of vulnerability that my Sag friends have been going through. With Jupiter being both exalted AND now going retrograde, the transformations through spiritual growth and knowledge could reach a new high level, and your intuition should be greatly expanded as well. Jupiter remains retrograde until April 15, 2015.

 12/13/14 – Mercury enters Sagittarius, joining its friend Venus there. Those with Sag Rising or Moon signs will feel extra playful now, just as we come into the holiday period. It’s a great time for parties and celebrations and being noticed by others both socially and professionally, as Mercury governs your 7th house of partners and your 10th house of career, action, name and fame.

 12/15/14 – the Sun now also moves into Sagittarius. Here it is in a friend’s sign, so Leo Ascendants and Moon sign folks will enjoy this transit which is your 5th house of success, education, romance and children. Sags also benefit, to have this ruler of their 9th house of good luck and good fortune, dharma, remedies and pilgrimage crossing your house of self and body – enjoy!

 12/29/14 – Venus enters Capricorn, a friend’s sign. Capricorns will really enjoy this transit, as Venus owns two good houses for you and because it is your Yogakaraka or BEST planet, it brings you much success, including with your career!

 12/31/14 – Mercury moves into Capricorn, where it is also in a friend’s sign, and now will be transiting this movable Earth sign with its friend Venus. Time to party for New Year’s eve for the Capricorns! Sagittarians had their chance for that with the earlier transits of Mercury and Venus.

 Wishing you all a powerful year ahead, with great success and many blessings. Please remember that one of my readings could make a very wonderful and unique holiday gift to your friend or loved one! To best understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life, please call me to book a yearly update reading for yourself. 

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060. Thank you for your referrals. I offer many services over the phone, such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  My readings are 90 minutes, and I make a tape of our session for you to keep and review.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com  IMG_2865

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Finally, SATURN MOVES!! November 2, 2014

October 29, 2014

Ready, set….go, Saturn, go!  What a relief for everyone with Libra Rising or Moon Signs, at long last.

Saturn is our slowest moving planet and only changes signs approximately every 2.5 years.  On November 2, 2014 it enters the fixed water sign of SCORPIO.  Before you freak out, Scorpios, I want to point something out.  I actually feel that this will be an improvement for you as well, to get Saturn out of your 12th house of Loss and Expenditure. Sure, Saturn will require that you focus, work hard and keep a structured schedule for the next couple of years, but it owns your 3rd and 4th houses. That means it can bring you more courage, vitality and energy, in a Saturn sort of way, and also bring you “friends and supporters.”  It will be an interesting time in which you may feel more philosophical and more inward detachment from the problems of this mundane world.

Those with Scorpio Moon signs will be entering the middle part of their Sadhe Sati. Those with Sagittarius Moon signs, will be just beginning their 7.5 years of this cycle in which malefic Saturn transits the sign just before their Moon, then right on their Moon, and finally in the 2nd house to their Moon.  Those with Virgo Moon signs will be fully out of Sadhe Sati on November 2nd!

I urge you to google Sadhe Sati and read more in depth about its impact on an individual’s life.  While it certainly can bring obstacles, delays, grief, depression, separation and the like, if one decides to work WITH Saturn and learn the inherent lessons this period offers, it doesn’t have to be all bad. It certainly does not mean that there will be no successes or happiness at all during this period.  Saturn in such a transit allows us to “recondition our attitude,” to a big degree. If we choose to have an attitude of service to others, and to our duty to job, home, family, etc. , then life will go more smoothly.  If anyone has been trying to hang onto selfish, lazy, arrogant, egotistical, or unkind attitudes, you can either kiss that approach to life goodbye, or prepare for some hard, spiritual lessons that Saturn will be happy to deliver! Saturn is pretty obliging that way.

I find it interesting to watch the pellmell pace at which our western society seems driven to obtain name and fame, wealth and status, power and position, as though this journey is all about some materialistic competition. I guess when the Ego is in charge, that is what it becomes. All bona fide spiritual traditions, however, hammer home to us the need to evolve spiritually, to be the best people we possibly can be in this lifetime and to “do unto others, as we’d have them do unto us.”  We could have Heaven on Earth if those in power in every country would just kindly remember what we really came here to accomplish, eh? Well, something to dream about, as Saturn shifts its weight and brings these changes, ready or not.  At least you cannot say that I didn’t warn you!  There’s a lovely quote from Shari Alyse: “You can never lose your way, for your Light will always guide you back home.”  I feel that’s true, but we can go the easy way, or the hard way. That is up to our free will choices.

Please remember that to fully understand your Vedic Birth Chart, it’s as simple as taking all planets and the degree of your rising sign from your western astrology chart back by approximately 23 degrees. That is a simple rule of thumb to go by. You can read about the difference between western and Vedic Astrology in one of my website articles by the same name at: http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

Currently, Venus has been very combust the Sun (traveling too close to the fiery orb, i.e. a “crispy critter” which affects all its significations) for the past several days. Yesterday, I experienced that condition as being quite similar to Mercury Retrograde! (which ended on Oct. 25).  VENUS will go non-combust on December 4th, and that will be a nice relief, especially for the Libra and Taurus Rising and Moon sign folks, whose charts it rules.  Combustion of a planet makes it more “angry” and ready to snap, than is normally the case.

November 4 – Mercury moves into Libra. This is a positive transit for our Libra friends, bringing smoother communications, attracting support of Nature and spiritual guidance now.

November 11 – VENUS enters Scorpio, bringing blessings to this fixed water sign.  You will now attract partners and business, plus be feeling more attractive and creative. Enjoy!

November 13 – Mercury goes combust until the evening of January 1, 2015. This can put a damper on communications in general and especially for the Virgo and Gemini Rising and Moon signs. This cycle in which a planet travels too close to the Sun makes it feel grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal. Combustion occurs more frequently for Mercury than any other planet, because it habitually travels closer to the Sun. Nonetheless, you may feel the effects of just being more sensitive or reactive to things you normally would let pass. Employ meditation practice to maintain your equilibrium and peace of mind during these cycles. Mercury rules the skin and nerves, so being combust the Sun may cause imbalances in either of these areas now.  At least we are done with all the Retrograde periods of Mercury for this year!

November 16th – the Sun enters Scorpio, ending its one month stay in its sign of debilitation, Libra.  Those ruled by the Sun, Leo Rising and Moon sign people, should feel better energy now.  Scorpios will enjoy the POWER which the Sun supplies, both from its own characteristics and the fact that it rules your 10th house of power, name and fame. Thus it brings those qualities to you, as it crosses your first house of self and bodyIMG_2865. The Sun will remain in this sign until  December 15th.

November 24 – Mercury enters Scorpio, joining the Sun, Saturn and Venus there for a nice “planetary pile up”  – lots of energy condensing for you Scorpio Ascendants and Moon sign people to harness and make work for you in productive ways.  It can be a very powerful time, if you don’t let Saturn’s tendency for obstacles slow you down.

November 27 – Mars enters Capricorn, its sign of exaltation. This is great for both signs ruled by Mars, Scorpios and Aries Ascendents and Moon signs. It also brings much energy to earthly Capricorns, increasing your opportunity to benefit from real estate endeavors now.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life, please call me to book a reading! 

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for your referrals. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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October Planets: Mercury Goes Retrograde! 10/04-25/2014

September 29, 2014

Vedic Astrology Planet Movements for October, 2014

First we’ll check in on the Libra and Virgo Ascendants and Moon sign people:  How’s that going for you, having the ruler of both of your charts in planetary exchange?  Mercury moved into Libra (Venus’ sign) on 9/20, and Venus moved into Virgo (Mercury’s sign) on 9/24.  It’s a good thing that these two planets are “friends” and thus happy to be spending time in each other’s “houses.”

The current “compound dignity” for each of these planets in their transiting positions is “great friends” which is as positive as it sounds. Here’s how their interaction translates for your sign:

It’s just fine for the Virgos among us.  You have Mercury, the ruler of the 1st house of “self” sitting now in your 2nd house of “family, wealth and speech.” (and vice versa, Venus, ruling your 2nd house of wealth, sitting in your 1st house of “self” bringing its wonderful benefic, enriching qualities to you.) Even though Venus is in its sign of debilitation here, it can still bring positive results.  Venus also governs your 9th house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, and natural law. So to have that 9th house ruler crossing your house of self, is beneficial. A planetary exchange creates a much tighter bond between the areas that each planet stands for, than just having the ruler of your chart crossing that house.  It gives a greater energetic impact to your experience of these significations, as they manifest in very practical ways. However, Rahu, the north node of the Moon and a tricky malefic, is also traveling in Virgo with Venus, so you can still experience the kind of ups and downs, and unexpected events that Rahu is famous for, Virgo friends.

Libras on the other hand (as if you haven’t been through enough lately!) are having to deal with Venus, the ruler of your chart, now crossing your 12th house of “loss and expenses” which is also the house of isolation or conversely, seclusion, i.e. you may CHOOSE some alone time right now.  In your case, the exchange is between your 1st and 12th house rulers, so you may not feel as outgoing as normal, or just overloaded with everything on your “To Do list.” You will have to be careful of your spending at this time. Your energy could also be feeling somewhat low or sluggish due to the debilitated status of Venus in the sign of Virgo.

10/04/14 – MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE!  It will stay in this backwards-appearing motion until 10/25/14.  We get to “enjoy” this learning experience at least three times per year, for three weeks at a time.  It can gum up the works as far as our channels of communication are concerned (and oftentimes do the same with our communications equipment).  However, we can also get a chance to finish projects that were begun previously which we may have had to put off, at such times.  I would advise being conscious to try for the most tactful approaches in your conversations, both written and in person.  Do not assume that you really “got” what the other person just said, nor that they really understood your meaning and intentions!  That’s just the way this planet influence works, so it’s always good to check in and ask if they meant “X” or “Y’ thing, when communicating with others now.

10/08/14 – TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – this celestial event will be visible in Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean and the Americas.  This eclipse will occur in the sign of Pisces, where the Moon will be joining Ketu, the south node of the Moon, which already moved into this dual water sign on 7/13/14.  People with Pisces or Cancer (the sign ruled by the Moon) Rising signs or Moon signs, will feel it the most. One type of experience you may have now is greater intuition or a sudden mystical understanding, so it’s not all bad. However, the ancient Vedic texts advise against looking at the eclipse itself. Eclipses are considered negative omens traditionally, as either Rahu (north node) or Ketu (south node) is trying to “swallow” or put out the light of one of the luminaries of our solar system, the Sun or the Moon. It is advised not to eat at that time, and especially any pregnant ladies should not be outside to receive the rays of this darkening of the Moon (or Sun) for such inauspicious events.

10/10/14 – to make things even more “interesting”, Mercury also goes “combust the Sun” on this date, while it is still retrograde. That means it is traveling too close to the Sun for comfort and thus feeling more irritated and angry then normal. Those of you ruled by Mercury (Virgos and Geminis) will likely feel it the most.  Be mindful of getting easily irritated during this period.  It gets out of combustion on 10/22/14.

10/16/14 Mercury backs up into the previous sign of Virgo on this date, while still in retrograde motion.  Since this is its own sign, it will be comfortable here, and communication can actually increase in clarity to some degree for the Virgo Rising and Moon signs.

10/17/14 – it’s that time of year when the SUN moves into LIBRA, which is a sign loving peace, harmony and balance. However the Sun is in debilitated dignity here, thus feels the weakest.  Libras can enjoy the 11th house qualities which the Sun brings your way: “gain, income, fulfillment of desire”, but Leos who are ruled by the Sun, may not feel as vital and vibrant as they usually do.

10/18/14 – Venus moves into LIBRA, its own sign, where it is happy and strong. Those of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs will get to feel more energy and also be feeling more attractive now, with benefic Venus crossing your house of self and body.

10/18/14 – on this same day, MARS moves into the fire sign Sagittarius.  This will bring mixed influences to the Sagittarius Ascendants and Moon signs. While Mars rules your 5th house of success, education, children and intellect, it also governs your 12th house of loss and expenses. Thus Mars can bring a taste of “all of the above” while it transits your sign. It stays here until 11/27/14…when it moves into Capricorn, where it enjoys Exalted dignity. That’s something for the Capricorns to look forward to. 

10/23/14 – PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE – this event will be visible in the north Pacific Ocean and in North America.  Since the SUN will have moved already into the air sign LIBRA on 10/17/14, and the north node Rahu is in Virgo, this eclipse is more of what I call a “glancing blow”, as the light will not get totally “put out” by malefic Rahu. Still, those with Leo Rising or Moon signs (which are ruled by the Sun), may be feeling a little more sensitive and out of sorts than you normally do on this day.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life, please call me for a reading! 

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for any referrals you may send me. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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September Planets: MARS moves into Scorpio on 9/04/14

September 2, 2014

Time to check on the Vedic Astrology planet moves for September!

The biggest and best news from my perspective is that MARS, planet of action and ambition, moves away from its great enemy Saturn, out of the sign of Libra and into Scorpio. Mars owns this sign and will be much happier here.  This occurs on 9/04/14.  By the way, did you feel it when Saturn and Mars were in a recent “planetary war”? That means that they were within one degree of each other and it was just like rubbing two flintstones together to make sparks! That planet war lasted from approximately 8/24-8/28/14.

Scorpio Ascendants and Moon sign people will really feel so much more energized…and relieved as well, to find the ruler of your chart now out of your 12th house of isolation, loss and expenses. It should make a big difference in your daily life, goals and projects. This cycle begins for you when Mars moves on 9/04.

LIBRANS can rejoice! You are the ones who have taken the biggest beating for SO LONG…not enough to have that strong Saturn crossing your first house of self and body for 2.5 years (it remains there until Nov. 2nd this year), but first to have the malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU crossing with Saturn, and now since July 13th, Mars took the place of Rahu. Neither of these celestial “roommates” has made Saturn feel comfortable at all. We can see that on the world stage as well as in the lives of individuals. Thus I am looking for a little more “peace on Earth” once Mars moves away from Saturn.

Saturn rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Therefore, having Mars move off of the ruler of your chart, will be a boon for you.  Saturn has been in its sign of exaltation for over two years, in good houses for both Capricorn and Aquarius, but you have not been able to enjoy the fullness of that transit, due to first the 18 months transit of RAHU with Saturn and since the lunar nodes moved, Mars mixing it up with Saturn. You may benefit most of all from the move of Mars into Scorpio.

VENUS (which governs the signs of Libra and Taurus) just moved into LEO on 8/31.  This represents a good house for both Libra and Taurus so should bring some blessings your way.  However, Venus will become “combust the Sun” (traveling to close to this fiery orb for comfort) on 9/16/14.  Due to its rate of motion and proximity to the Sun, it will remain in this condition until 12/04/14. During this time, you could feel just a little more edgy, testy, short-tempered, impatient and snappish than your usual calm and diplomatic selves (Libras and Taureans).

At least the Venus transit in Virgo should be pleasant for the Virgos, since it rules your 2nd house of wealth, and 9th house of good fortune!  It may bring some relief from having just Rahu sitting in your 1st house of self and body. The 9th house energy of your Venus can help you “be the right place, at the right time.”

9/16/14 – the SUN moves into Virgo for one month.  This is a friend’s sign and 2nd house for Leo Rising and Moon signs, so they will feel closer to some family members, and feel like communicating more. Plus it is a cash flow/money house so Leos should experience all of these areas getting more enlivened now.  For Virgos, the Sun owns your 12th house, so can bring a more inward focus on time alone for meditation or spiritual pursuits now, but watch the expenses and losses qualities the Sun may bring you as well.

9/20/14 – MERCURY moves into Libra, a friend’s sign.  This represents a good house for both Gemini and Virgo Rising and Moons signs, so that is a plus for you.  Librans will get mixed blessings, for Mercury rules your 9th house of good luck, good fortune, remedies, pilgrimage and Natural Law, so it brings you those qualities. However, it does also govern your 12th house of loss and expenses, isolation or seclusion. Since the 12th house is also a spiritual development house, Mercury here can bring you those yearnings for more growth or solitude for positive reasons now, Librans. Those of you lucky enough to have some foreign travel planned, Mercury can help bring that about too, if all the other factors in your personal chart allow that.

MERCURY will stay in this sign for a long time, all the way until 11/24/14, due to another Mercury Retrograde period coming up: 10/04-10/25/14. Okay, you have been warned about that one! LOL.

9/24/14 – Venus moves into Virgo, its sign of debilitation. It feels weaker in this sign, plus it will be transiting with malefic RAHU. For Librans this is your 12th house, so this is not as positive a time frame. You will need to watch out for losses and expenses, and for feeling isolated.  For Taureans, this is your 5th house of success, children and love affairs, so Venus here now can prove beneficial.  This changes on 10/18, when Venus moves into Libra.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for any referrals you may send me. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

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The Planets of August, 2014 – Vedic Astrology Update

August 7, 2014

Starry greetings to you, from Sedona, Arizona!

First I have an inquiry: how many of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs in the Vedic system “felt a change” once Rahu had moved out of Libra on July 13th?  I’ve had two reports of profound improvement, which I had been predicting for some time, and glad that my Libra friends finally can feel some relief. Of course that will be even more so, after November 2nd when Saturn also moves out of Libra.

August 7th – Venus enters Cancer and stays in this water sign until August 31st, so the Cancerians can enjoy the comforts, pleasures, affection, creativity, art, music, even some luxuries, and sociability which this benefic planet brings.

August 8th – Benefic JUPITER, which just so recently (6/18) entered CANCER, its sign of Exaltation for a one year transit, this date will get out of being “combust the Sun” which began on July 9th. Thus those ruled by Jupiter – Pisces and Sagittarius – should feel relief now.  They could have been feeling more on edge or easily irritated,  more than they normally ever do, during that combust period. 

August 12th – Mercury enters Leo and will stay there until August 29th.  For Virgo Ascendents and Moon Sign folks, this represents the ruler of your chart crossing your 12th house. Thus you could feel a bit more isolated or conversely, craving some solitude during this time. There may also be some unwanted expenses or losses during this transit. For Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, here the lord of your chart is crossing the 3rd house which may serve to make you quite busy with projects, writing or interacting with a sibling. Also short journeys are enhanced for the Geminis at this time, while it is a good time for Virgos to do some foreign travel.

August 16th – SUN enters LEO, its own sign. Here the Sun is very happy indeed and those with Leo Rising or Moons, will feel energized and “on stage” now – they love to be in the limelight and get attention, so this will be easier to accomplish now, and let their natural leadership ability shine, than the previous one month journey of the Sun through their 12th house would have been.

August 23 – Finally Mercury gets out of the combust the Sun period which began on July 26.  This has been another period (and we are still in it until August 23!) where communication in general could be a little more “snappish” than we are used to, and this especially affects the Geminis and Virgos.  Care will need to be taken with both the spoken and written word during such transits…efforts should be made to employ more tactfulness, friendliness and diplomacy, all qualities which Mercury represents, as the Combustion makes those be in short supply until this is over.  Also, the Pitta or heat element could be out of balance in the Gemini and Virgos’ physiology as well as psychology whenever a combust the Sun time occurs, so take measures to “cool off” on all levels.

August 29th – Mercury enters VIRGO, its own sign, where it is very strong and even gets exalted in the middle degrees of this sign.  It will stay here until September 20th.  Virgos and Gemini Rising and Moon signs can enjoy the increased energy of the ruler of their charts being in such high dignity. Communication, curiosity, friendliness and commerce will benefit for most people now, since Mercury governs all these areas.

August 31st – VENUS enters Leo where it will stay until September 24th. Benefic Venus brings her blessings to this fire sign now. Venus is the ruling planet for Taurus and Libra Rising and Moon signs. For Taurus, Leo is the 4th house so this helps you enjoy the pleasures of home, friends and family now. Were you thinking of buying a new vehicle? This could be a good time for that. For Librans, this is your 11th house of gain, income, fulfillment of desire, so quite a nice transit for you as well.

Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for any referrals you may send me. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

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July 1, 2014 – Mercury Goes Direct!

July 1, 2014

July 1st – we are again free of the Mercury Retrograde influence, which so often gums up the works with interpersonal communications or even communication equipment.  Those who are the happiest for this change will be those ruled by Mercury: anyone with a Virgo or Gemini Ascendant or Moon (and to a lesser degree, Sun) in the Vedic Astrology or Jyotish system.

Reminder: if you have not had your Vedic chart read by me as yet, this will help you understand how your birth chart appears in our system, which is based upon the Sidereal Zodiac: just take every planet and the also the degree of your Ascendant back 23 degrees from whatever they are in your western astrology chart, and that will give you a good idea of what your chart looks like to me, so that my Blog posts can be of use to you.

July 9th – benefic Jupiter, which has so recently entered its sign of Exaltation, Cancer, where we will enjoy its strength to deliver so much good for a little over one year, on this date will go “combust the Sun”. This means traveling too close to the Sun. Those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs, may feel a little “hot under the collar” or have some Pitta-aggravation during this period, so try and watch your tempers as there will be a tendency to get annoyed over trivial matters. This period lasts until August 8th.

JULY 13th – the day we’ve all been waiting for!! Librans – finally some relief for you!  I am sure you remember my previous Blog report about the significance of this day.  Rahu backs up into Virgo, while Mars will move forward and join Saturn in Libra, and it stays there until 9/04/2014.  Just a reminder, Mars and Saturn don’t like each other! So I am very sympathetic, Librans, but there is still some intense energy for you to deal with until Mars moves away from its enemy Saturn. Still it is an improvement over having had RAHU (north node of the Moon) there for the past 18 months anyway!

July 13th – Venus also moves this day, into the air sign of Gemini, where it will be in a friend’s sign.  This represents positive house placements for both Taurus and Libra Rising signs and Moon signs, and Venus feels rather playful in this sign.

July 16th – Sun moves into Cancer, a friend’s sign. This represents the 12th house for Leos who are ruled by the Sun, so they could be feeling inward in a spiritual way, or have a chance for some foreign travel in the next 30 days, but also may feel some isolation. The Sun will be traveling here with its great friend, benefic Jupiter, which is certainly all positive for those with Cancer Ascendants and Moon sign folks — Sun brings 2nd house energy (wealth, family, speech) to the Cancerians of the zodiac.

July 20th – SATURN goes direct! It has been retrograde for quite some time, so this is a nice shift. Those ruled by Saturn are Capricorns and Aquarians. They will get a sense of “progress” now and forward motion, after perhaps treading water for so many months, since March 2, 2014.

July 28th – Mercury enters water sign Cancer, joining Jupiter and Sun there.  So the planets will be “having a party” in this compassionate, nurturing Sign of Summer!

May you enjoy the Summer, as the planets shift. Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New Tel. No. 928-284-4060. Thank you for any referrals you may send me for  a personal reading, yearly reading, couples compatibility reading or astrocartography reading, or if you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member of dear one. Please just call on me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

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Mercury goes Retrograde June 7th; JUPITER becomes Exalted June 18!

June 3, 2014

The Sunshine Corner has moved to SEDONA, AZ!  This is a very beautiful, and high energy town, and I love being here.   As always, please remember that I am available for long distance readings, to serve your Vedic Astrology needs and questions. My new phone number is 928-284-4060.

Do you want the good news first, or the bad news first? Well let’s get this discussion of MERCURY RETROGRADE out of the way first.

6/07/2014 at 4:53 Pacific time, Mercury will go into retrograde motion, and it will stay in this condition until 7/01/2014 at 5:46 a.m. PDT.

One most helpful factor is that for this entire period, Mercury will be in the sign of GEMINI, which is one of its own signs. This should help keep the intellect still lively and sharp, so perhaps this will not be such an intense Mercury retrograde as some others have been.  Thus, that is a bit of good news for Virgos and Geminis, which are both ruled by Mercury.

6/11 – 6/28/2014 – Mercury will also be combust the Sun (traveling too close to the fiery orb for comfort), so we will still have to mindful of our ability to be tactful during this period, and careful to try and avoid miscommunications.

6/18/2014 – what an auspicious day!  First, at 5:27 a.m. PDT, benefic planet Venus moves into its own sign Taurus where it will be strong and in high dignity there. Taureans benefit from this transit, which lasts until 7/13/2014, when it moves to Gemini at 8:41 a.m. PDT.

Later that same day, at 8:12 p.m. PDT, benefic planet JUPITER enters its sign of Exaltation, the water sign Cancer, where it will remain for slightly over one year.  This will be of great benefit to the Cancer Rising and Moon sign people, as Jupiter brings: good luck and good fortune, wisdom, happiness, good judgment, to name a few of its wonderful qualities.  Who else will benefit?

Scorpios – Jupiter will be crossing your 9th house which is the best house of the chart and represents good fortune itself! The 9th house also signifies higher education, father, spiritual teacher, dharma, remedies, pilgrimage, philosophy and religion. Enjoy this helpful transit.

Pisces and Sagittarius are the two signs ruled by Jupiter. Pisces Rising and Moon sign folks will enjoy this 5th house transit, as it connects them to success, education, children and love affairs.  For the “Sags” of the Vedic Zodiac, well… this is in fact your 8th house (the sign of Cancer) so there will be “changes”, due to this being your house of transformation, vulnerability, knowledge of past and future. You can expect your intuition to increase, but you’ll need to think on your feet when the inevitable changes roll into view. If you go with the flow, they can be positive and beneficial, in the long run.

For other signs, please contact me for how you will be affected, as the list is too long to go through here.

The SUN moves into Gemini for one month on 6/14/2014 at 10:31 p.m. PDT. This is a helpful place for Leos, the sign ruled by the Sun, as it is your house of income and gain. This transit will also energize the Geminis, but be careful of overheating.

We will have BOTH Saturn and Jupiter exalted for some months, until Saturn finally moves into Scorpio on 11/02/2014.  For this first month or so of Jupiter’s exaltation, the 3rd planet in high dignity is Venus, in her own sign.  Thus the summer could shape up to have much positive energy and good times.  We aren’t forgetting that RAHU is still traveling with Saturn until 7/13, and that same day when Rahu backs up into Virgo, Mars will move forward and join Saturn in Libra, and it stays there until 9/04/2014.  Just a reminder, Mars and Saturn don’t like each other! So I am very sympathetic, Librans, but there is still some intense energy for you to deal with until Mars moves away from its enemy Saturn. Still an improvement over having had RAHU (north node of the Moon) there for the past 18 months anyway!

But that is a story for next month (you can look back at past posts of mine to see a more thorough explanation which I have previously gone into, about this 7/13/2014 “changing of the guard.”)

Thank you for any referrals you may send me for  a personal reading, yearly reading, couples compatibility reading or astrocartography reading,or if you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member of dear one. Please just call on me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session. From the Sunshine Corner, as ever, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, 928-284-4060, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

 

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