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December 2017 Vedic Astrology Planets – by Mary Stevenson

December 2, 2017

December, 2017 – It’s nearly the end of another year. This one has brought some momentous changes and seems to have flown by. Let’s see what the planets hold for us, this last month of the year.

Dec. 3 – MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE! This condition will last until Dec. 22, so how nice to have it over with before the holidays are fully here.  Get ready for three weeks of communication snarls and mishaps, which also applies to any equipment or devices that deal with communication.  Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo, so those with these Ascendants or Moon signs will feel this appearance of Mercury’s “backwards movement” the most.  Mercury is currently in Sagittarius, traveling with its friend Saturn, but they did have a brief “planetary war” last week, which was uncomfortable for many, so we are glad that is over.

Dec. 3 – MOON will be totally full in its sign of exaltation, Taurus.  The intensity of this full moon is being felt already, by many I know.  Taureans and Cancerians benefit from it.  The moon rules “mind and emotions” in the Vedic system, so having it both full AND exalted, is rather powerful. But the pull on human emotions can feel overwhelming now, coupled with the usual stress and anxieties of the holiday time of year. Be gentle with yourselves, and others.

Dec. 4 – SATURN combust the Sun. This brings more irritability than usual for those with Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants or Moon signs. Watch for getting more easily riled up than is your normal nature.  Saturn also represents working people, service-oriented groups like the police force, agriculture, and oil.  There may be disruptions and unrest in any of these areas now. This condition will last until Jan. 7th.

Dec. 7 – MERCURY combust the Sun. This cycle in which a planet travels too close to the Sun (which makes a planet grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal) occurs more frequently for Mercury than any other planet, because it habitually travels closer to the Sun than the rest of the planets.  You may feel the subtle effects of just being more sensitive or reactive to things you normally would let roll off your back.  It can be helpful to employ meditative techniques to maintain your equilibrium and peace of mind during these cycles. This cycle lasts until Dec. 18.

Dec. 10 – MERCURY moves into Scorpio.  Here those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs will find communication mattering more than their somewhat secretive natures may be used to.  But Mercury will be in both a retrograde AND combust status, so all of us will need to strive to be as diplomatic as possible in our speech as well as any written correspondence.  Gains can come to Scorpios now through commerce. Virgos will have energy to expend on various projects. Geminis (also ruled by Mercury) may not feel as chipper, since this is their 6th house of worry, stress and physical health concerns. Mercury stays here until Jan. 6, 2018.

Dec. 15 – The SUN moves into Sagittarius, a friend’s sign.  Leos (ruled by the Sun) will enjoy a month of heightened learning abilities, success in worldly projects or speculative matters. They will feel more playful and romantic as well, or enjoy spending time with children.  Sagittarians get an energy boost from the Sun’s power and experience the “good luck and good fortune” the Sun brings, as their 9th house ruler.

Dec. 20 – VENUS enters Sagittarius. Here it joins the Sun and Saturn, bringing a swirl of energies to those with this fire sign Rising or Moon sign. Interestingly, I just looked at someone’s chart with these same three planets in her first house of self, body and personality, so that is a three-way natal return for her!  Natal returns can be a bit intense. We get the opportunity to really deal with whatever issues our soul brought in to face this lifetime.  Sun and Saturn are enemies, so that part is not so comfortable. Venus is at least friends with Saturn. It can help spice up the planet party for our Sag friends.

Dec. 22 – MERCURY goes Direct motion, as mentioned above. It gets out of combustion Dec. 18, so it altogether will be feeling better and those with this planetary ruler (Virgos and Geminis) will experience life and projects moving forward at a good pace, once more. Communication in general becomes easier for everyone.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!  This is a perfect time to give a holiday gift of one of my Vedic Astrology readings to a dear one.  Wishing the blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner, in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 720-448-3742 (cell); or 928-284-4060 (home).  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 especially as the holiday season nears, please call me to schedule one of my 90 minute sessions.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

 

 

 

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November Vedic Planet Blog and a Memorial Tribute

November 2, 2017

Thank you if you have any friends that may forward my blogs to, who may find them of interest.

Saturn moved into Sagittarius on October 26th. I am wondering how that has affected your life? 

Saturn has been sweeping away into the Next World, a number of people whose charts were thus affected, including famed Vedic Astrologer Chakrapani Ullal, and one of my closest friends, Sandra Messick. I am grieving the loss of my friend and dedicating this month’s Blog to her.

11/01/17- MERCURY moved into Scorpio today.  This works out fine for Virgos, as it will bring creative energy to their projects and help increase business. For the other sign ruled by Mercury, which is Gemini, this placement is not as helpful, as Scorpio represents their 6th house of health problems, enemies, rivals and competitors. Worry and nerves could now be a bother to our Gemini friends. It will stay in this sign until 11/24.

11/02/17 – VENUS moves into its own sign of Libra, where it becomes strong and healthy, which is a relief after its stint in Virgo, its sign of debilitation.  Venus joins the Sun and benefic Jupiter in this air sign, so lots of energy now for Libras, with two benefics and the Sun here.  Venus here relieves to a degree, the Sun’s debilitation in this sign. Libras benefit and may feel more like a flower in bloom than they have in some time.  Taureans are also ruled by benefic Venus.  Libra represents their 6th house so there it can multiply their worries, stress and some health concerns, especially the endocrine system or reproductive organs, so it’s a good time to get a check up.

11/09/17 – JUPITER gets out of combustion with the Sun. This will be a relief for Pisceans and Sagittarians, as this ruler of their charts has been traveling too close to the Sun for comfort since October 12th. 

11/15/17 – The SUN enters water sign Scorpio, a friend’s sign.  The Sun rules Leo, so they will feel more connected to friends and enjoy the comforts of home. Scorpios, on the other hand, receive the 10th house action and power energy of the Sun now, which makes them more active.

11/24/17 – MERCURY enters fire sign Sagittarius.  Geminis will feel more outgoing, connecting to others more as the ruler of their charts crosses the 7th house of travel, business, partners and other people.  For Virgos, this is their 4th house, so also a positive placement. They should be spending more time with friends and supporters.

11/26/17 – VENUS enters Scorpio, bringing its charm to this fixed water sign.  Our Scorpio friends will feel more affectionate and attractive now.  Libras benefit as this is their 2nd house of wealth, family and speech.  Taurus Rising and Moon signs benefit from this transit with the ruler of their charts passing through their 7th house of business, partners and travel.

11/28/17 – Venus goes combust the Sun. When a planet travels too close to the Sun it can feel angry, irritable, edgy and more reactive than usual.  This translates into this type of underlying feeling level for Librans and Taureans, the signs that Venus rules.

11/29/17 – MARS moves into Libra today. This will energize those with Libra Rising or Moon signs, and bring attention from partners, family and a nice connection with money, based on the houses it rules for them.  For Scorpios, this is their 12th house so they could feel a bit more withdrawn or reclusive at this time.  But the wisest way to rule this placement is with a focus on spiritual development, possibly attending some retreat or even some foreign travel is possible for some.  For the other sign ruled by Mars, Aries, this is their 7th house of partners, so this transit serves to help them connect to a partner, focus now on business or enjoy some traveling.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner, happy to be back in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 720-448-3742 (cell); or 928-284-4060 (home).  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 especially as the holiday season nears, please call me, and we can schedule one of my 90 minute sessions.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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October Planets: SATURN moves at last, on the 26th

October 2, 2017

Autumn greetings to you all, from a chilly and rainy Boulder, Colorado. I hope you are feeling blessed as this new season arrives.

Let’s go right to the main attraction of planet movements this month, since this event occurs only every 2.5 years.

10/26 – SATURN MOVES INTO SAGITTARIUS!  My many friends with Moon in Scorpio will be so glad to feel that weight lifting off of them, after its 2.5 year stay in that sign. Oh, Saturn briefly entered Sagittarius earlier, from 1/26 to 6/20 but then went retrograde to once again tap dance on the Scorpio Moon minds and hearts, which the Moon represents. It will be a blessed relief for those of you with a natal Scorpio Moon to finally go into the last third of your 7.5 year Sadhe Sati period, i.e. just not as intense for you.

So what about us?, you Sag Moon people are thinking, yes? Well, at least Saturn rules your second house of wealth, so can bring some money to you — but it will be the hard way, through work and service, and you can expect it to come with delays, snags and obstacles. If your natal Moon is in Sagittarius, you may also experience some grief during the next few years. Sometimes that is not related to anything going on in the outer world. This placement can simply bring internal angst and feelings of isolation, etc.  Sadhe Sati gives an opportunity to look deep within at what really matters in this life, and become more detached and philosophical. Try to use this period to your advantage, in terms of spiritual growth.

And now back to our regular order of business:

10/09 – VENUS enters Virgo. It is in this Earth sign that Venus experiences debilitation, i.e. not as strong here. Thus the signs it rules, Taurus and Libra, will  not feel as robust as usual, perhaps. Especially for the Libras, it is not such a good placement as Virgo represents your twelfth house of loss, expenditure and isolation. But it can be a good time to go inward and perhaps attend a meditation course or retreat. For Taureans, it is a good house placement at least, as the fifth house connects you to children, lovers, success in the relative world or speculative matters, plus education.

10/12 – JUPITER goes combust the Sun. This great benefic recently entered the air sign of Libra (on 9/11).  It rules the sign of Pisces, so this placement in the Pisceans’ eighth house can bring vulnerability on the physical level and transformation. Parts of life as you knew it will undergo changes, ready or not, Pisces friends. For the Sagittarians, the other sign it rules, this placement is in your eleventh house of income and gain, so it’s a better scene for you. Take advantage of this placement to ask for a raise, or buy a property, for Jupiter also owns you fourth house of real estate. For the host sign of Libra, well, Jupiter does not rule your best houses. It can bring you some energy, but also some stress and worry. Also, you will have to be careful not to put on extra weight for the year that Jupiter will be in your first house!  Being combust the Sun makes a planet more irritable and not able to give its best significations. This condition lasts for Jupiter until November 9th.

10/13 – MARS enters Virgo. Here it joins Venus, the Sun and Mercury. So it’s a four planet party for the Virgos. Mars adds more ambition, energy and action to the mix, but also, since it owns the eighth house for Virgos, some vulnerability. Be careful of doing things too fast, which can lead to accidents. Also try to avoid being more quarrelsome than usual, as Mars can represent anger and irritability. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Virgo is the eleventh house of gain and income for the Scorpios so good for you, in that department. For Aries, this represents your sixth house of health problems, stress and worry, so take measures to maintain your health, and meditate for relaxation and to avoid the stress this period may bring.

10/13 – MERCURY also moves a little later on this day, into a friend’s sign, Libra.  This is a mixed blessing for the Libras, as governing your ninth house of good luck and good fortune, remedies, pilgrimage and natural law, it can bring those qualities to enjoy in practical ways in your every day life. However, it also governs your twelfth house of loss and expenses. Thus you will have a mutual exchange of houses now, with the lord of your chart, Venus, sitting in the twelfth house and ruler of the twelfth house, Mercury, in your first house of self, body and direction of your life. You can make a lot of spiritual progress now if you focus on that. The other choices are foreign travel or “bed pleasures”!

For Geminis, Mercury here is in the fifth house of success, education, children, so it’s a nice placement for you. For Virgo, the other sign ruled by Mercury, this is your second house of family, wealth and communication, so also a good placement.

10/17 – The SUN enters Libra today. This is its sign of debilitation where it is weakest. For the Leos, which the Sun rules, this represents the third house of short journeys, projects, and vitality. It’s not a bad placement and you will still feel fairly ambitious. For the Libras, this planet rules your house of gain, so it can act in a positive fashion to bring you better income or gain of any item for the next month.

10/26 – As discussed above, SATURN enters Sagittarius.

10/31 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN! MERCURY goes non-combust the Sun, so Geminis and Virgos will enjoy some relief from that condition, and communication for everyone should improve.  Mercury had been combust since September 21. May the planets now bring you many “treats” and fewer tricks!

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

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Big Planet Changes for September, 2017 – Mercury is out of Retrograde

September 6, 2017

The Sunshine Corner has moved back to Boulder, Colorado! I look forward to providing my Vedic Astrology services to you from this fair city. My contact info remains the same.

There’s a lot to discuss with some major planets shifting this month, starting with:

9/02/17 – Mercury got out of combustion with the Sun, easing the way for smoother communications and especially helping our Gemini and Virgo friends.

9/05/17 – Mercury went Direct motion! This is of even greater importance to the Geminis and Virgos, whose signs are ruled by this planet, so they really feel it whenever Mercury is Retrograde.  In addition, Mercury governs commerce (buying and selling) so things should flow more smoothly for those engaged in commerce, plus it governs communication in general, thus by extension our communication devices, the intellect, and friendships. It also signifies tactfulness and diplomacy. Expect improvements in all of the above areas now.

9/08/17 – RAHU and KETU CHANGE SIGNS!  These are the north and south nodes of the Moon, respectively.  They only move every 18 months, and always in a backwards direction.  I am aware that some empheris users see this movement as occurring on Sept. 9th, but what my software shows is just about 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight time for the shift of Rahu into Cancer and Ketu into Capricorn.  The effects are too detailed to mention in this report.  Suffice it to say that those with Leo or Aquarius Rising, Moon or Sun signs will feel some relief, as Rahu and Ketu finally move out of their signs after 18 months.  Those with Cancer Rising, Moon or Sun signs are in for a lot of changes, with Rahu standing for “transformation.” Get ready to turn on a dime, Cancerians, and don’t become too attached to your well-laid plans right now.  Ketu brings more intuition to the Capricorns, but it does also stand for “hindrance and degradation” so they could be in for a time of feeling invisible to some degree, and some embarrassing situations are bound to arise. Either that, or dealing with some situations that arise from past karma.

9/11/17 – Another of our slower-moving planets, benefic Jupiter moves on this date, from Virgo, into the air sign of Libra. He only moves about every 12.5 to 13 months, so this is another big shift of planet energy occurring in September.  Jupiter governs the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. For the Pisceans, this new position represents the 8th house of transformation, vulnerability, battles and “disunion.”  This could represent internal changes, or changes in aspects of the outer life, including career, as Jupiter governs their 10th house of career. It’s a better setup for the “Sags” as this is their 11th house of gain and income. For Librans, Jupiter does not rule the very best houses, so they may experience some “mixed results.” Having to watch out for weight gain, would be one of them!

9/14/17 – VENUS moves into LEO, bringing its pleasure-seeking, comfort-loving ways to this fire sign.  This move takes place close to midnight MDT, therefore won’t be experienced until the next day in time zones to the east of us here in Boulder.  Because of the houses Venus owns from the viewpoint of Leo Ascendants and Moon sign people, they should feel a nice boost of energy and be more active now, as well as enjoy indulging in their favorite comforts and luxuries. Venus rules Taurus and Libra. The Taureans get to enjoy pleasant times at home, entertaining friends and family; also the possibility is there to enjoy some new vehicle.  For Librans, this is their 11th house of gain, income and fulfillment of desire, so it will also represent positive experiences for them during this transit, which lasts until October 9th.

9/16/17  – TWO planet changes happen this date: MARS gets out of combustion with the Sun (good news for Aries and Scorpios, to feel less pressured and irritated), plus the SUN enters Virgo.  The Sun in this practical, logical Earth sign, brings warmth to the land as we move into the harvest season. Virgos may feel a bit more inward now, as the Sun rules their 12th house of solitude and isolation. They will need to watch their spending habits now. Leos will enjoy having the lord of their chart passing through the 2nd house of wealth, speech and family, enlivening these important areas of life.

9/21/17 – Once again Mercury goes combust the Sun, i.e. traveling too close to the fiery orb for comfort. Thus all that Mercury signifies could get “singed” a little, from diplomacy and tactfulness, to communication and clear thinking.

9/26/17 – Mercury will be so much happier to move into VIRGO today, which is its own sign. This strengthens the logical, clear thinking aspects of all who are ruled by this planet, those with Gemini or Virgo Ascendants or Moon signs.  Mercury stays in this sign until October 13th.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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The Intense Planets of August, 2017

July 31, 2017

We have no less than TWO eclipses and a Mercury Retrograde period to get through, coming up in August. Read on….

To get the most out of my blogs, it is helpful to know your Rising Sign (Ascendant or Lagna) and your Moon sign. Have you ever had a Vedic Astrology reading? If so, that information would have been provided to you. If not, you can always schedule a 90 minute session with me.

August 7th/8th – depending on where you live, the partial lunar eclipse will occur late in the evening of the 7th, or the wee hours of the 8th.  As a reminder, all eclipses are inauspicious and it is not good to view them.  Fortunately, this one will not be visible in the US, except for Hawaii.  This eclipse will be seen in much of Europe, much of Asia, Australia, Africa, east in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.  It occurs in the sign of Capricorn, which is the 7th house for Cancerians, the sign ruled by the Moon. Thus the Cancer Rising and Moon sign people’s tender feelings may be more sensitive than usual, and they could have trouble being “seen” in their primary relationships, as the 7th house governs marriage and partnership.

August 12th – MERCURY RETROGRADE, once again. Get ready for another three weeks of communication snarls and mishaps, which also applies to any equipment or devices that deal with communication.  Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo, so those with these Ascendants or Moon signs will feel this appearance of Mercury’s “backwards movement” the most.  It occurs in the sign of Leo where it is conjunct malefic Rahu, who causes chaos in the best of times, so just hang on until Mercury again goes direct motion on September 5th.

August 16th – SUN enters Leo.  Now normally this is a good position for the Sun, to be happily empowered as it crosses through its own sign in transit.  But let us not forget that Rahu is just lurking there, waiting for the right moment to swallow this important luminary in our solar system and put out its brilliant light. More on that event below.

August 19th – MERCURY goes COMBUST the Sun. That means traveling too close for comfort to its friend, the fiery orb.   This makes any planet angry and irritable and those it rules will feel its weakened condition (Geminis and Virgos) on top of the ruler of their charts being in retrograde. The combustion lasts until September 2nd.

August 20th – VENUS enters water sign Cancer, bringing all its good qualities to bless the Cancer Rising and Moon sign people. They will feel more attractive, and be more affectionate, as their focus turns to either artistic or creative projects, music, entertaining or love and romance.  Taurus and Libra are ruled by this great benefic and this sign represents a good position for them both, thus many of them will be enjoying Venusian qualities late in the summer. Remember that your dashas i.e. your personal planetary cycles “rule” and are more important than most of the transits. To learn where you are in that sequential flow, contact me for a reading.

August 21st – TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, with total visibility in the USA from the Northwest, through the heart of the Midwest (below Iowa) and finishing its route through our country, as it passes through South Carolina. Not auspicious at all, and I don’t recommend trying to look at it, both for your eyesight’s sake and to avoid the malicious effects of Rahu’s attempt to put out the light of the Sun. However briefly that lasts, it is certainly not good for any Leos, as the Sun rules their sign and this eclipse happens to occur IN the sign of Leo, so that is like a double whammy.  The classical Vedic literature describes eclipses as being bad omens, not a good time to make major decisions or begin new projects. It’s more of a time to go inward, meditate, read scriptures and spiritual literature and fast during the height of the eclipse, a couple of hours on either side of it.  One of the most famous Americans who will surely feel the effects is Leo Ascendant Donald J. Trump.

August 25th – SATURN goes Direct. At long last, this ruler of the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, will begin to move forward, and not a minute too soon for the Scorpio Rising and especially Scorpio Moon people, who have been hosting him.  He doesn’t get out of this sign until October 26th, but at least the forward motion helps the Capricorns and Aquarians now, to experience more progress in their projects, long-held desires, goals and aims.  This is our slowest-moving planet so any shift of gears in Saturn’s path is a big deal to consider.

August 26th – MARS moves out of Cancer, its sign of debilitation, and into its friend’s sign, LEO.  It will be quite the planetary pile up in this fire sign now, with four planets conjunct there now: Mars, Rahu, Sun, and the retrograde Mercury. It bears noting that Rahu and Mars will be at the exact degree on this date, which is not so helpful to Mars, and the signs it rules, Scorpio and Aries. So please take note of this date and protect yourself from unnecessary risks and accidents.

My September blog next month will also feature some big planet changes, with more of the slower-moving planets shifting signs: Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu. So stay tuned to the Sunshine Corner, currently operating from Boulder, Colorado.

Tel: 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

 

 

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Amelia Earhart’s Vedic Birth Chart

July 22, 2017

The mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance has intrigued me for so long. It’s time to analyze her Vedic Chart, looking for some clues about this beloved and legendary aviator, with an impressive record of historic, record-breaking accomplishments.

The most important elements in anyone’s birth chart are: Rising sign, also known as Ascendant (or Lagna in Sanskrit), Moon sign and then Sun sign, in that order.

According to the birth data I found online for Amelia Earhart, her time of birth would make her an Aries Rising.  That certainly fits.  My key descriptors for anyone with Aries energy are: “Energetic Innovator,” adventurous, pioneering, independent and a self-starter.  Considering that Ms. Earhart was the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo, earning her the title of “Lady Lindy,” and other breakthroughs she had as the best known of the early female pilots, this description certainly fits the bill. The Rising Sign describes a person’s self, body, personality and direction of her life.

Mars is the ruler of her chart, and is located in the 5th house, which describes the inclinations of one’s mind.  Here Mars  provides abundant ambition, drive and courage, and gives good mathematical abilities to her mind.  It is conjunct with its friend, benefic Jupiter, providing a love for knowledge, as well.

The MOON is in the earth sign of Taurus, and sits in the 2nd house of family, wealth, and communication.  This Moon is in its sign of Exaltation and sits there with Venus, the ruler of this sign.  Thus she had ample financial benefits and came from a well-off family.  She was a good communicator, speaking often on her love for aviation. The 2nd house also governs the face and organs of the face. She had a very sweet smile, as others have noted who knew her, and video footage of Ms. Earhart shows, in my opinion.

The SUN is in the water sign Cancer, and sits with Mercury and Ketu (south node of the Moon) in the 4th house.  This house does govern “conveyances” which includes aircraft.  It is my belief that tricky Ketu is one of the planets involved with the mysterious disappearance of her aircraft, on its round-the-world flight, on July 2, 1937.  Ketu stands for hindrance and degradation, and it can make things seem “invisible.” 

I feel that the planets Ketu and Saturn contributed to her disappearance and the continuing mystery that surrounds it, as I’ll describe here.

SATURN sits in her 8th house, which governs “life and death” among other things. From here, Saturn aspects (looks at) her natal Mars and Jupiter. As I mentioned, Mars is the lord of her chart so any influences on Mars are most significant to the owner of this birth chart.  Saturn also aspects her natal Moon, which would help give the steadiness of focus necessary to be a good pilot.

July 2, 1937 – the day of her disappearance. Her takeoff time was reported as 8:55 a.m. from Lae, New Guinea.  The chart of the day shows that the Sun was transiting her 12th house (of loss, including that this house can deal with one’s own death).  The Moon was conjunct Saturn in her 9th house that day, indicating to me, a good deal of fatigue. Add to that, the malefic north node of the Moon, Rahu was currently in her 5th house of inclinations of the mind. This may have contributed to less clarity than normal, as Rahu can make us act on urges or impulses instead of clear thinking.  

Her personal planetary cycles (called Dashas) on the day of her disappearance, are one of the most important considerations here. If the time of birth listed for her online (11:30 p.m. in Atchinson, KS) is correct, her Dashas would have been Jupiter/Moon/Saturn at the top three levels. Both Jupiter and Moon are good planets for her, other than that Jupiter does own her 12th house of loss.  It is SATURN at that 3rd level which I feel contributed its characteristic qualities of “grief, depression, obstacles, delays, slow progress, separation” etc. to the events of the day.  Especially when we consider the importance of where its sits in the 8th house of vulnerability, transformation, life and death.

Furthermore, by the time the plane went down, it seems likely to me that tricky KETU would have been involved at perhaps her 5th Dasha level.  At any rate, Ketu was conjunct with Venus that day, in the transits.  These planets were crossing on top of Ms. Earhart’s Moon chart (Chandra Lagna) and thus contributing their respective influences.  Benefic Venus was strong in its own sign that day.  Ketu was then at a degree very close to the degree of Ms. Earhart’s natal Moon. With the Moon standing for mind and emotions, Ketu could have brought on a layer of its “hindrance and degradation” to either her feelings or thought processes, or both.  Certainly, questions remain as to why she didn’t invoke her contingency plan of turning back with enough fuel to make it to her previous take off point, when she was unable to find Howland Island, her destination for that day of the flight path. A combination of her usual confidence in her plane, and her own abilities, along with the uncontrollable tricks of Ketu can all be part of the answer.  Ketu, after all, is known to “hide things,” and make them invisible. She could not find the island she sought, and her final faint radio transmission recorded her sounding tense in her search for it. Despite a plethora of theories and some valiant explorations over the years, the answers to this great mystery certainly do remain …invisible, at least at this point.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner, currently in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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JULY, 2017 – Planet Movements in the Vedic Sky

July 3, 2017

For the Summer, your Sunshine Corner is enjoying Boulder, CO, where I lived for 18 years. Great to be seeing so many friends here again. So if you are in Colorado and want an in-person reading with me while I’m here, please call me. 928-284-4060 or 928-821-6946. Thanks and starry blessings.

How’s everyone feeling now that Saturn has retrograded back into the sign of Scorpio?  It seems like my friends with a Scorpio natal Moon are feeling it the most. A reading can tell exactly how this sometimes severe “Tester” may affect you during this transit. At least it is better for the Capricorns, to have the ruler of their charts once again crossing the house of gain and income instead of its earlier time in Sagittarius, the house of loss and expenditure for them.

July 2nd – MERCURY entered Cancer where it will stay until July 20th.  This is a nice setup for the Gemini Rising and Moon chart folks to connect with family, friends, and funds. There should be a nice flow of communication and cash coming in from this transit. For the Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, it is also a positive placement. Mercury here connects them to gain, income and fulfillment of desires.  Enjoy it while it lasts!  It’s a bit of a mixed blessing for the Cancerians, whose sign is hosting Mercury. It can bring 12th house losses, expenditures, some isolation, but also energize the desire to communicate or write, including some contact with siblings, which should be positive, in most cases.

July 3rd – MERCURY goes non-combust the Sun, which is beneficial for Geminis, Virgos and most everyone’s communication, which can now flow more easily and we can all feel more understanding as we interact with others.

July 11th – MARS enters Cancer, its sign of debilitation. This annual event brings out the worst in Mars, though it MAY bring some energy to Cancer Ascendant and Moon people, as it is their Yogakaraka, or best planet.  The negative end of the spectrum of Mars energy can show up as irritation, quarrlesomeness, anger, restlessness. So for those ruled by this fiery malefic, Scorpio and Aries, these are some qualities you may experience until Mars moves into Leo on August  26th.  When not at its best, Mars can cause rash actions, ambition that goes out of bounds in terms of civility. You get the picture.  Stay cool, figuratively and literally, to control this overheated time now.

July 16th –  The SUN enters Cancer. Here it is in a friend’s sign for a one month period.  Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs may enjoy some foreign travel now, or going on a retreat or meditation course.  The Cancerians should find this placement good for bringing in more cash and greater closeness with some family members.

July 20th – MERCURY enters Leo on this date, helping to make the Lions of the zodiac more talkative.  It is a helpful transit for them, too, for attracting income, gain, various financial dealings going well, etc.  For Geminis, the ruler of their charts now passing through third house brings on more projects to keep their minds and sharp intellects busy.  For Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, it is not so positive a transit, as feelings of isolation may come up, and not as much action on the career level, as they would desire.

July 26th – VENUS transits Gemini now, and this lasts until August 20th.  This helps the sign of the Twins feel more social and playful, and may bring some romance to the front burner.  It can increase business for the Virgos.  It’s good for Taureans, ruled by this great benefic Venus, to have it crossing their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication.  It is a great improvement for Librans, also ruled by Venus, to have the lord of their chart get out of the 8th (most challenging) house of transformation and vulnerability where nothing feels very stable or steady, to now go into their 9th (best) house of good luck, good fortune, Natural Law, Pilgrimages and remedies.

The following two months are going to be real doozies, with so much intense planetary energy happening then. We have the two eclipses in August to deal with, and the one on August 21st will be a TOTAL solar eclipse, visible in the USA, so we get the impact of that.  Mercury will go retrograde on August 12th and combust the Sun on August 19th.  Saturn will go Direct motion on August 25th.

September brings sign changes for the two nodes of the Moon (Rahu and Ketu) on the 9th and Jupiter moves to Libra on September 11th.  These are significant shifts for planets which only change signs every 18 months and 12 to 13 months, respectively. Let’s see what it will mean for you.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner.  Tel: 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com