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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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Both SUN and Venus in Exalted Status now

May 5, 2014

Vedic Astrology Planet Changes for May, 2014

We now have both the lunar and solar eclipses of April behind us, and thus we can hope for some more peaceful times.

For a few days, we had THREE planets all in their signs of Exaltation: Moon, Sun and Venus.  The Moon was only in Taurus from April 30th at 3:55 a.m. MDT until May 2nd at 12:38 p.m. MDT, as it changes signs every two and a half days.

When both the Sun and Moon are exalted, each year one day is named the Day of Lasting Achievement, so if you got any projects done on May 1st, going into May 2nd, that was an auspicious time for new beginnings, etc.

Those with Rising or Moon signs of Cancer, would have enjoyed that brief couple of days with the ruler of their charts in that high status in the house of gain and income.

The Sun has been exalted in Aries since April 13 and will stay in that sign until it moves into Taurus on May 14, thus LEO Rising and Moon signs (which are ruled by the Sun) have been enjoying greater support of Nature and the feeling of personal power which they love so much.  Aries, likewise would be feeling rearing to go, except for that malefic Ketu still in the sign of Aries (until 7/13/14).

VENUS, a great benefic planet which rules the signs of Libra and Taurus, went into Pisces its sign of Exaltation on April 27 and stays there until May 23 – this is beneficial to the Taurus Ascendent and Moon sign folks, as it is crossing through their house of gain and income. For the Librans, it is not so helpful there, since Pisces represents their 6th house of stress, worry, anxiety, enemies, rivals and competitors, multiplying those factors in their lives. Sorry, Librans. We know you have been under much duress already with that long-transiting Saturn, plus malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU crossing your 1st house! It won’t last much longer, so hang in there.

MERCURY just moved into Taurus on May 4th – this is helpful to Virgos, as it is the ruler of their chart now passing through their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, Natural Law and remedies. Not so helpful to the other sign it rules, GEMINI, as this represents your 12th house of isolation, solitude, losses and expenses, but it can be a time of spiritually going inward, so try and enjoy that aspect of the transit.

Mercury is also getting out of Combustion (traveling too close to the Sun) on May 8th, which will be a relief to Virgos and Geminis, and also helpful for smoother communication in general, for most everyone. 

MERCURY enters Gemini on May 22 at 2:52 p.m. MDT, which will be wonderful for both the Geminis and Virgos of the Vedic Astrology world, as there it is strong in its own sign, bringing more clarity to the intellect, communication and commerce.

MAY 19th is a big date, with Mars finally going direct, from its position in VIRGO, which sign it had retrograded back into some time ago.  Those ruled by MARS (Scorpio and Aries) will have a sensation of progress or events which may have been stalled, moving forward once more.

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, 303-473-9393, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

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Total LUNAR Eclipse 4/14-15; SOLAR Eclipse 4/29

April 6, 2014

Planet Movements for April, 2014

April 3, 2014 – Mercury went into Pisces, where it is “debilitated” or weaker than normal. This could affect tactfulness and diplomacy in general, and particularly affect those ruled by Mercury, the signs of Virgo and Gemini.  However this transit is in a good house for those with these Rising or Moon signs, so really should not be so bad. In other words, not like a “Mercury Retrograde” period!

April 12, 2014 – Mercury becomes “combust the Sun”, meaning traveling so close to the Sun that it can feel irritated and react rashly.  This status lasts until May 8th, and WILL affect Geminis and Virgos, so this is good to know, as a reminder to focus on patience now, as best you can.

April 13, 2014 – SUN enters ARIES, its sign of Exaltation, where it is the stronger and most powerful.  This will be a most auspicious transit for those with LEO Rising or Moon Signs, as the Sun rules Leo. Your leadership abilities should be outstanding now.  Aries sign folks will feel full of energy and dynamism, as well. This is a one month transit.

April 14 -15, 2014 – TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.  This eclipse is interesting and unusual for a number of reasons. In terms of our local time here in Boulder, CO (Mountain Daylight Time), it begins at 10:53 p.m. on April 14, in the sign of VIRGO. But then the Moon quickly moves into the next sign LIBRA at 11:29 p.m. April 14th, to join the strong Saturn which has been in this sign for so long, and the malefic RAHU, which is trying to now “swallow” the light of the Moon, to put it out, and thus causing the eclipse.   Locally here in CO, we will experience the full effect of this eclipse on April 15th at 1:06 a.m., and it is over at 4:37 a.m. on April 15th.   This celestial event will be visible from North and South America, most of Europe, East Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

April 20, 2014 – MERCURY enters Aries, where it joins its friend, the Sun.  Thus we see it will have a rather brief stay in Pisces, the previous sign, where it was debilitated.  Virgos and Geminis should contact me for a reading to understand the full impact on them personally, for this particularly transit.  It is basically GOOD for the Geminis, for gain and income, and can cause some feeling of “vulnerability” in the Virgos.

Annular Solar Eclipse of April 29

Now malefic Ketu, the south node of the Moon, tries to put out the bright light of the Exalted Sun in Aries. Just a reminder that no eclipse is considered as a positive thing in Vedic Astrology, but quite the opposite.  This eclipse will be visible in the following areas: the South Indian Ocean, the south edge of Indonesia, all of Australia, and Antarctica.  We are fortunate that this event will not be visible here in America.  Here is some very interesting information which I found on the NASA eclipse info website:

The first solar eclipse of 2014 occurs at the Moon’s descending node in southern Aries. This particular eclipse is rather unusual because the central axis of the Moon’s antumbral shadow misses Earth entirely while the shadow edge grazes the planet. Classified as a non-central annular eclipse, such events are rare. Out of the 3,956 annular eclipses occurring during the 5,000-year period -2000 to +3000, only 68 of them or 1.7% are non-central (Espenak and Meeus, 2006).

April 27, 2014 – benefic VENUS enters Pisces, its sign of exaltation which is grand news for those with Taurus rising or Moon signs, since Venus is the lord of your chart, and will now be crossing your 11th house of gain and income, in high status.  It rules Libra as well, but having Venus crossing your 6th house in such high dignity can actually increase your worries, stress, anxiety or “rivals, enemies, and competitors”, so this is not as comfortable for you Libra folks.  Other signs should expect more positive results from this transit, except for the Leos among us, as this is their 8th house of vulnerability and for the Aries folks, it is the 12th house of loss and expenditure, which may be increased for them in this time…until VENUS moves into Aries on MAY 23.

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, 303-473-9393, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

 

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