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The Exciting Planet Dance of July, 2015

July 2, 2015

Ready for the Full Moon in Sagittarius? 

As I write, the Moon is nearly totally full in this dual fire sign, appearing opposite the Sun (and Mars) in Gemini.  It was so lovely last night as I stepped outside to see the magical clouds of the Arizona sky forming a silvery platform beneath this shining luminary.

Those with Sagittarius Ascendents or natal Moon signs in the Vedic Astrology system may be feeling a bit tender or even moody with the Moon crossing this sign now, for it does rule their 8th house of transformation and vulnerability, enlivening some of those feelings in their experience for this 2.5 day sojourn of the Moon here. 

The Moon rules the water sign of Cancer.  As it travels through the 6th house from Cancer now, those with this Rising or Moon sign may feel pressured with so many details to take care of, accompanied by a plateful of worry and tension.  Funnily enough, this extra pressure can help us rise to the occasion and act in a more organized way to get a lot done, than when we do not have that pressure! I should know…

We cannot ignore the ongoing “Graha Yuddha” or planetary war that has been occurring for several days  in the sign of CANCER. The two great benefics Jupiter and Venus are aligning in the sky, at the very same degree.  They need to get one full degree apart before the battle is over. This will occur early in the morning of July 3rd. In the meanwhile, to best understand this…think of two vehicles trying to occupy the same space at the same time. We know what that results in!  Astrologically, while these two plants are not physically colliding, the energetic significance of this occurrence does matter.  Venus left out of balance can give rise to “self indulgence” – not that we Cancerians would ever give in to such urges, right?  What are YOU laughing about, you Taureans and Librans? Those of you ruled by Venus could also be feeling some urges or impulses that you’d be better off avoiding right now. Venus does “win” this particular battle. I cannot help but wonder how my Pisces and Sagittarius friends have been feeling these past few days, as Jupiter rules their charts.

July 4th – Happy Independence Day!  Geminis will have plenty to celebrate as Mercury moves into your sign this very day. Having the ruler of your chart in its own sign, and your first house of self, body and personality will help you feel bright, clear, perky, friendly and communicative. I mean even more than normal (LOL).

July 4th – VENUS moves into Leo.  Okay, now the party moves to this fixed fire sign and the Cancer Rising and Moon sign folks will just have to deal with it (i.e. Venus leaving their sign). Not too shabby though, having this benefic now crossing their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication.  Leos benefit from feeling even more beautiful (“I’m a star, baby”) and affectionate than usual.

July 11th – Mercury goes “combust the Sun” i.e. traveling too close to the fire for comfort, so everyone may feel a little less tactful and diplomatic in their communications now…especially the Virgo and Gemini Rising and Moon sign folks.

JULY 13 – Here’s a big change! Jupiter only changes signs every 12.5 to 13 months. Today it leaves its exaltation sign of Cancer and enters Leo, joining benefic Venus there. This is a friend’s sign for Jupiter so it will still be pretty happy, though no longer exalted. Like I said, the party moves to LEO this month.

July 16 – Sun enters Cancer.  This is a beneficial transit for the Cancerians, as the Sun rules their house of wealth, family and communication thus shining a light of positive connection to these areas now. For the Leos, which sign the Sun rules, this represents their 12th house of loss and expenditure, as well as foreign travel. It is a house of isolation and/or seclusion, so they may feel more inward at this time.

July 20 – Mercury enters Cancer.  This placement represents good houses for both Virgos and Geminis, the signs that Mercury rules, so it should bring some positive results, ranging from increased income to greater connection with some family members.

July 25 – VENUS goes retrograde.  Here’s a chance to rethink certain possibilities and options you have been playing with, those with Libra or Taurus Rising or Moon signs. Remember that sometimes what looks like “obstacles and delays” can just be the chance to take a deep breath and look before you leap!  It does not go into direct motion again until September 6th so it may feel like a “long, hot summer” to you. Thus attitude and understanding means everything during this period when so many situations may feel beyond your ability to control.

July 30 – Mars enters Cancer, it’s sign of debilitation, where it typically “feels weakest.” However, the irony for the Cancerians of the Zodiac is that Mars is their Yogakaraka, or best planet, thus it can still bring in a wave of good events into their life, anyway. The main issues they will have to avoid now is having a short fuse, or being cranky or irritable (in Ayurvedic medicine this relates to the element of Pitta being out of balance).  Mars is a planet of energy and fire, so can stir up some ambition, too, and more initiative to reach goals and get things done.

All the best, from the now really hot 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

 

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Summer Begins – the Planets for June, 2015

May 31, 2015

Greetings from Sedona, Arizona, where our temps are starting to warm up. 

How’s the double whammy of Mercury being retrograde (since 5/18) AND combust the Sun (since 5/21) been working out for everyone?  I’ve heard no end of technology and computer snafu stories lately…and been through a few myself!  May I share a personal story to illustrate the type of GOOD things that can come from a retrograde period?  About a week ago I noticed that a pool of water was forming out in my back patio, under the hammock, bubbling up between the square brick tiles.  You can imagine that I feared the worst, in terms of some major broken pipe, etc.  Long story short, we have a NEW condo grounds-keeping service.  I got them (nicer than the previous people) to come in, pull up those tiles and see what was going on with the irrigation pipes. It’s such a GOOD thing that they did this! They discovered that the main condo irrigation water tubes were not even connected to the little ones that are supposed to be watering all of my plants out there; it was clear that they had NEVER been connected. WOW. So if this “seeming disaster” of the pooling water had not come up, I would have never discovered this problem. My plants were just getting no water at all for the past year, except for when I hand-watered, and of course our Summer monsoon season. They fixed it and it didn’t cost me a dime, which was a huge relief. So keep your eyes open for something that needs to be fixed from a past situation that was never done the right way in the first place. This could be a golden opportunity for a fix-it job, including in your interpersonal communication.

CANCER Rising or Moon sign folks should be feeling all warm and fuzzy now that benefic VENUS moved into their sign (as of 5/30), joining the other great benefic JUPITER which has been in Cancer since 6/18/14 and will remain there until 7/13/15.  Jupiter is in exalted dignity in this water sign, so cancerians should be starting the Summer season in a party mood.

6/07/15 – MERCURY becomes no longer combust the Sun, bringing much relief to those ruled by this planet, i.e. those with Virgo or Gemini Ascendants or Moon signs. Your tempers will no longer be on such a quick trigger timer. (Although for the Virgos, you will still have malefic north node of the Moon in your sign for some time to come, which can make you more moody and unpredictable than you normally are).

6/11/15 – More good news for the Mercury folks! And for all the rest of us in terms of our communications and communication equipment. MERCURY finally gets out of retrograde motion and goes direct. There will be a greater feeling of progress for you now.

6/15/15 – The SUN moves into dual air sign Gemini.  Later that same day….fiery MARS moves there as well!  This means that for a few days, Mars will be completely combust the Sun, causing some havoc for those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs, as well as the people ruled by Mars, Scorpio and Aries Rising and Moon signs. Easy does it, if you can remember this sage advice. Patience will be in short supply for all of the above, so gangway if you are living with a Gemini, Aries  or Scorpio! This placement in Scorpio’s 8th house makes it even more challenging for those with this fixed water sign Rising or Moon sign. The 8th house deals with vulnerability, transformation, battles and disunion, life and death.  Mars rules their charts, plus Mars himself represents accidents.  Slow and steady wins the race, Scorpio. Please remember this advice when we get to this point in time.

Amazingly, those are all of the significant planet changes to report on for June.  Since the Moon changes every 2.5 days, that would be too much to report on in my monthly blog.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com  – please remember to check out my book: Falling Over Reno: The True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife. http://www.marystevensonauthor.comI will be adding another blog post to my author website soon.

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PLANETS in the Merry Month of May, 2015

May 2, 2015

The most exciting news to share with you from here in The Sunshine Corner is the publication of my first book: FALLING OVER RENO: The True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife, available on Amazon.  Please visit my website for more info – and thank you for helping me spread the word about this labor of love which I’ve been working on since  August, 2014. http://www.marystevensonauthor.com

5/02/15 – VENUS moved into the dual air sign of Gemini, where it will remain until 5/30/15.  This represents positive experiences for those ruled by Venus, i.e. those with Rising or Moon signs of Taurus and Libra, because where Venus now sits represents good houses for each of them. That is the 9th house for Libras (good luck, good fortune) and the 2nd house for Taureans (wealth, family, communication).

This shift for Venus also represents a mutual exchange of signs with its friend Mercury who now sits next door to Gemini in Taurus, which is a sign owned by Venus.  Those with Taurus Rising or Moon signs should feel especially expressive and creative now, close to family members and rolling in the dough! 

5/03/15 – MARS moves into earth sign Taurus.  This is helpful for both Scorpios and Aries folks, the two signs that Mars rules. It can bring travel or closeness to partners (even to business partners) into play for the Scorpios, while Aries gets a break from the “heat” of impatience and intensity that it’s had with the Sun crossing through its own sign of Aries for some time. Mars in the 2nd house for the Aries Rising and Moon sign people, connects them to family, wealth and speech.

5/14/15 – the SUN will move into Taurus for 30 days, as it does every year at this time. Again, this is a break for the Aries folks, getting this fiery orb to move on from their sign. The “power” that the Sun represents now goes to those with Taurus Rising or Moon charts.  Having both Mars and the Sun in Taurus (and Mercury there as well), makes it an excellent time for real estate deals for Taureans. Of course, you will have to bear with the negative end of the spectrum of qualities that these two hot planets can bring: impatience, anger, restlessness, being prone towards some temper or argumentativeness.  Let’s remember to keep the qualities of tactfulness and diplomacy active in the mix, which Mercury can bring to you now.

5/18/15 – Speaking of MERCURY! Oh yes, here we go again, with another MERCURY RETROGRADE period in store now, lasting until 6/11/15. Yes, this influence can always bring “the appearance of things moving backwards” especially in terms of communications or even communications equipment problems, yet it can also give the opportunity to “revisit” something you started before but have not yet finished. It is not the best time to be signing contracts or starting new endeavors.

5/21/15MERCURY COMBUST the Sun.  In this period of traveling too close to the Sun for comfort, people can lose their normal level of tactfulness, friendliness or diplomacy, all qualities that Mercury rules.  This influence will last until 6/07/15, so whereas everyone is affected, those most affected are the Gemini and Virgo Rising and Moon sign chart owners, since Mercury rules their signs. Paying attention to the times each year that the ruler of your charts is in such a condition, can bring more mindfulness to any given situation, to overcome these “hot-headed” effects.

5/30/15 – VENUS now brings her benefic qualities to the water sign Cancer, making those with this Rising or Moon sign feel affectionate, attractive, loving and desirous of luxuries and comforts, or items of beauty.  It’s a great time to melt your Cancerian friend’s heart with a flower or some item of beauty, or take them to a music concert.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com  – please remember to check out my book!

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The Planets of April in the Vedic Sky

April 15, 2015

First of all, I’d like to share an example of how the planets’ influence can work in our lives, even in small and practical ways. As you know, I try and get my blog written and sent out the very first of each month. Well….here it is mid-April, and I’m just getting a chance to get to it! For various reasons including travel, my time has just been totally absorbed with other things. I’d think about my blog and want very much to get to it, but there were always “hindrances.” Considering that the Sun rules my 2nd house of communication, and that its been transiting with malefic Ketu – which stands for hindrance and degradation! – from mid-March until just yesterday, now we see the explanation for this delay. Finally, with Sun now in Aries, I can write.  So that’s my planet story and I’m sticking to it. LOL.

4/04/15 – much ado was made about the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse on this date. It was visible in North America so those of us living here would be affected by it. Some Jyotish pandits feel the effects last from 2 weeks before, until 2 weeks after, an eclipse. Some extend that period to be a month before, up to a month after. This eclipse occurred in the practical earth sign of Virgo, so those with Virgo Ascendants or Moon signs would have felt it the most. Rahu, the malefic north node of the moon which caused this eclipse, has been crossing Virgo since 7/13/14 anyway, causing a range of upheavals, transformation and unexpected events. We have to remember that eclipses are not auspicious events, in the Vedic Astrology system.

4/06/15 – Venus entered its own sign of Taurus, where it is strong and happy.  Those with Taurus Ascendants or Moon signs should be feeling especially good now, and yearning to be surrounded by affection, beauty, luxury and comforts.  Librans are also ruled by Venus, but having the ruler of their chart now crossing their 8th house is not as good, because it can increase the feelings of vulnerability and bring too many changes to deal with.  Depending on what house Taurus represents in your chart, will determine how good this transit may be for you. Having a personal chart reading with me, will let you see all those details. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

4/08/15 – Benefic Jupiter got out of retrograde motion and went Direct again! This very positive planet has been crossing the sign of Cancer, where it is exalted and thus most powerful since 6/18/14 and it will remain there until 7/13/15.  When a benefic planet is retrograde, it makes it even more powerful, yet retrograde periods can still produce a period where things seem to be “going backwards.” Now Jupiter can happily march forward bringing good influences to many, and especially generous benefits to those of us with Cancer Rising or Moon signs.

4/09/15 – Mars went combust the Sun. When a planet is traveling too close to this fiery luminary, its qualities get “burnt” a bit. Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars so they are the ones who need to watch out the most for feelings of impatience, irritability or anger during this time. At least Mars is in Aries, its own sign, so it feels powerful now.

4/11/15 – Mercury entered the fire sign Aries, joining Mars there. It was a relief for Mercury and those ruled by it (Virgo and Gemini) to get out of Pisces, its sign of debilitation, and of course, to get away from tricky Ketu.  It is especially well-placed for the Geminis, in their 11th house of gain and income. For the Virgos among us, there will be some vulnerability or uncomfortable “changes” since Aries represents their 8th house.  It will move into Taurus later this month, on 4/26.

4/14/15 – The SUN entered its sign of Exaltation, Aries. Now we have a planet pile-up there, since Mars and Mercury are already in this fire sign.  Those ruled by the Sun (Leos) will feel more active and have greater success now.  Each year there is a 2.5 day period in which both the Sun and Moon are in their signs of Exaltation. There is one day designated as Akahaya Tritiya, “The Day of Lasting Achievement”, which I understand is 4/20 here in the USA this year (in India it will already be the next day 4/21). It’s a great time to begin something new.

4/22/15 – Mercury gets out of combustion with the Sun, so this is a relief for the Geminis and Virgos, and helps communication in general become more civil, polite and tactful.

4/26/15 – Mercury enters Taurus.  This connects Virgos with their 9th house of good fortune, so it’s a positive change for them. For the Geminis, this is their 12th house of isolation, loss and expenditure, so the best use of the time is to go inward and enjoy meditation, while watching your spending!

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com 2015-04-11 12.02.00

 

 

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March 2015 Vedic Astrolology Planet Changes

March 7, 2015

Springtime Planet Movements – may they bless your journey.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

March 8, 2015 – MERCURY moves into fixed air sign Aquarius, where it is in a friend’s house.  Those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs in their natal charts, will enjoy having their chart ruler getting out of their 8th house of vulnerability and transformation, to now go into their BEST house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, remedies, and pilgrimage (9th house).  Those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs (Virgo is also ruled by Mercury), will not enjoy this change as much, as it is going from their 5th  house of success into their 6th house of worry, stress, anxiety, enemies, rivals and competitors.  You will need to use your intellect and tactfulness, Virgos, to handle situations that may arise during this transit.  Mercury will remain in this location until 3/27.

March 12, 2014 – Benefic VENUS now enters the fiery sign of Aries.  Those with Aries Ascendants and Moon signs, will benefit, as Venus owns their money houses!  The signs ruled by Venus are Taurus and Libra. The Taureans among us may tend to spend more money now, with Venus crossing their 12th house of loss and expenses. They could also feel more inward at this time. It could be an excellent time for some foreign travel, however. For Libras, Venus will be crossing their house of marriage, partners, business and travel, so any of these areas could become “lit up” in positive ways now.

March 14, 2015 – the SUN now moves into Pisces, where it joins Mars and Ketu, the south node of the Moon.  Those with Pisces Ascendants or Moon signs will be feeling more power and energy, while still having to handle the strong malefic energy of tricky Ketu.  At least this lunar node does bring an increase in intuition.  The Sun rules the fixed fire sign of Leo, and will now be crossing Leo’s 8th house.  Be prepared for some changes, all you “kings of the jungle”!  Your health could suffer if you do not take good care of yourself and get enough rest to balance all the activities you feel pulled to engage in. The same holds true for the Pisceans, since the Sun rules your 6th house of health problems, stress or worry and can bring those experiences to you, when it crosses your sign.

March 14, 2015 – on this same day, SATURN goes retrograde.  This is our slowest moving planet. It has been in the fixed water sign of Scorpio since November 2, 2014, when it began a two and a half year journey there.  This puts some strain on those with Scorpio rising or Moon signs. They will have to keep focused on work and duty, and be mindful of their responsibilities, in order to placate Saturn. Retrograde motion is the appearance of a planet “moving backwards” from our vantage point on planet Earth.  When a malefic planet like Saturn is retrograde, it can bring out more of its negative tendencies, which include grief, depression, separation, obstacles and delays.  Our attitude on how we handle these events now will make all the difference in how situations turn out in the long run.  Saturn rules the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, thus those with these Rising signs or Moon signs may especially feel like something they’ve been working on could be undergoing some reversals now.  As Saturn does not do anything “fast,” it will remain in this retrograde status until August 1st.

March 23, 2015 – MARS enters its own sign of Aries, where it is strong.  Here it joins Venus (and even the Moon will be in Aries on this date), so those with Aries Rising or Moon signs will feel vivacious or sexy now,  and creative energies should be abundant. Mars rules Scorpio as well as Aries. Those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs will have the situation of their planetary ruler crossing their 6th house of health issues now, plus the tendency to worry or deal with competitors. No worries, the Scorpios will surely feel competitive with Mars aspecting (looking back at) its own sign in this position.  Be careful of “the need for speed,” I say to both the Aries and Scorpios, for Mars also signifies accidents of various types, thus “haste makes waste” can truly apply here.

March 25, 2015 MERCURY goes combust the Sun once more. This means it is traveling so close to the Sun as to have its significations damaged by the heat of this Luminary.  It will remain in this condition until April 22nd.  Everyone will be well advised to watch that communication stays as smooth as possible, for this is one thing that Mercury signifies, as well as friendship, commerce, skin and nerves.  “Think before you speak” is a good adage to remember now, especially for those ruled by Mercury, i.e. the signs of Virgo and Gemini.

March 27, 2015 – MERCURY enters the dual water sign of Pisces. This is its sign of debilitation where it feels the weakest, actually.  It will remain here just until April 11th.  Here it joins its friend the Sun, as well as the malefic Ketu.  The qualities Mercury brings to Pisces are positive, despite the debilitation, bringing the desire to communicate (though Ketu may try and block that), as well as the potential to bring friends and partners closer.  For Virgos, this is their 7th house of business and partners, and for Geminis, it is their 10th house of action, career, name and fame, reputation, etc., so it is a positive house transit for both of these signs and those with these Ascendents or Moons.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

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Planet News for February, 2015

January 31, 2015

Mary Stevenson Vedic Astrologer is my new Facebook page for my work. I’ll be posting more frequent updates on that if you care to “like” it and follow weekly planet changes on that site.

My website has several articles I’ve written, including one about the difference between western and Vedic Astrology, which you may find helpful. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

February planet changes include some positive news for Virgos and Geminis Ascendents and Moon signs, as MERCURY, the lord of their chart goes “non-combust the Sun” on Feb. 4, and finally gets out of Retrograde, going direct on Feb. 11.  Communications should flow more smoothly for everyone after that, as well as dealing with any equipment concerned with communications.

Feb. 12 – the SUN moves into the fixed air sign of Aquarius late in the day. Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs will enjoy having the ruler of their sign, the Sun, move into their 7th house, of partners, business and travel, after spending 30 days in their 6th house of obstacles, delays, enemies, rivals and competitors.  Both Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn, thus the Sun will continue to transit in an enemy’s sign, but at least the house position is better for Leo individuals.  Since the Sun can also represent “government”, perhaps the humanitarian properties of Aquarius can now help our politicians do some GOOD for the public, rather than the stubborn, Capricornian constant bickering. We can hope for this improvement.

Feb. 12 – on this same day, MARS now enters the dual water sign of Pisces. Mars owns “money houses” for those with Pisces Rising or Moon signs, so it’s good on that level. Ketu has already been crossing the sign of Pisces since last July, so having Mars join it there, will add a boost of energy, but it may be the impulsive kind, which needs to be tempered with some common sense, vs. jumping into anything.  We have to remind our Pisces friends that “haste makes waste.”  Also,  another reminder is to avoid any type of substance abuse. If you have a latent tendency in that direction, as a Pisces, Ketu may be triggering you to act out more on that impulse.  Understanding the planetary influences on your chart at this time can be very helpful, as in the old saying “Knowledge has liberating power.” At least Ketu should be deepening intuitive abilities in our Pisces friends now.

Feb. 15 – Benefic VENUS now joins Mars in Pisces and this is the sign of exaltation for Venus where its positive energies can shine brightest.  Here Venus can inspire the Pisces folks to feel more beautiful (and sexy, too, with Mars crossing there in conjunction with Venus). We cannot forget the additional effect of having Ketu there in the mix. On the down side, Venus can make a person feel more “self indulgent”, as well as the positive influence of feeling more creative and affectionate at this time.  There are many Pisces Rising or Moon folks that I have known who already come with a built-in lack of “self discipline” anyway, so this planet combination can exacerbate the situation. It pays to be mindful about these planetary affects.

At least we do have the continued blessing of benefic JUPITER shining his aspect from his sign of Exaltation, Cancer, onto Saturn, AND on the sign of Pisces and all the planets that will be traveling through that sign this month, including Ketu, Mars and Venus. Thus he is able to keep these planets “in check.”

So there you have it….February is not a long month, and this year, there are not a lot of major planetary shifts happening, except for the relief everyone will feel when Mercury gets out of retrograde, on Feb. 11.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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 call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

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Planets Transits in the Vedic Sky for January, 2015

December 31, 2014

Happy Vedic Stars to you in this new year of 2015! I wish you all good fortune as we turn the corner into this fresh start. Please keep in mind as you read my Blog about these planet movements, that your own Dasha periods matter the most, at any time period under consideration. These are your personal planetary cycles, based upon your date, place and accurate time of birth. When I provide my Vedic Astrology readings, we go deeply into the effects that both your dashas and the planet transits (gochara) are having in your life at this time.

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 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.

 1/01/15 – The MOON is exalted (in Taurus) as we begin this year. This brings blessings of prosperity and positive dealings with the public to those with Taurus Rising or natal Moon charts. Those with Cancer Rising or Moon should benefit as well.

MERCURY makes a lot of changes this month and is a player we must watch.

1/01/15 – MERCURY gets out of combustion. This brings some ease to the Virgo and Gemini Ascendants and Moon chart people, for whenever the ruler of their signs is traveling too close to the Sun there can be friction, and feelings of being easily annoyed and irritated. It’s nice to start the year, getting out of that condition.

Mercury just did move into the sign of Capricorn on 12/31/14, joining its friend, benefic Venus there. Mars also is in Capricorn, its sign of exaltation as the new year starts. Thus the Capricorns of the zodiac should be feeling energized, ambitious, playful and in a very fun-loving mood right now.

1/04/15 – MARS moves into Aquarius. Now the energy torch passes to this fixed Air sign, and those with Aquarius Rising or Moons will feel their worlds heat up with the driving action energy that only Mars can bring. Expect to be drawn into some creative project now. You will also see a boost in your career from this transit.

1/14/15 – The SUN moves into Capricorn for the next 30 days. This is not the most advantageous sign for the Sun, as it is ruled by Saturn, and those two are not friends. For Leos, ruled by the Sun, this represents a 6th house transit for you. The 6th house is associated with enemies, rival, competitors as well as worry, stress, anxiety and health issues. For Capricorns, this represents the 8th house ruler crossing the first house of self and body. The 8th house deals with vulnerability, transformation and sexuality. With this influence impacting you now, Capricorns, try to put off major decisions for one more month, if you can, for you will be feeling better and thinking more clearly once the Sun has moved out of your sign.

1/21/15 – MERCURY RETROGRADE STRIKES AGAIN! Need I say more? These periods come three times per year, typically, and last for three weeks at a time. Thus we will be dealing with this retrograde period’s impact on communications until 2/11/15. This can be experienced in a whole host of ways, from misunderstandings in personal communications, to melt-downs occurring in any equipment that deals with communications. Mercury will be in the sign of Capricorn when this cycle begins, which is a friend’s sign. For Virgos, this represents your 5th house of education and success, so that’s a good placement for the ruler of your chart. The other sign that Mercury rules is Gemini. For the Ascendants and Moon sign Gemini folks, this will be your 8th house transit, so it is not such a comfortable position for you, since this house represents vulnerability.

1/22/15 – Venus moves into Aquarius. Here it will join Mars, which is already in this sign, making those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs feel sexy and attractive, and adding to your creativity now. Librans will likewise feel rather romantic as Venus represents the ruler of your chart, now crossing the 5th house of romance. Taurus is also ruled by Venus. This transit represents your 10th house, thus career should get some positive energy and focus from you Taureans now.

1/24/15 – MERCURY now also goes Combust the Sun (in addition to being retrograde). It will remain in this condition until 2/04/15. Those who will be most influenced by their ruling planet being too close to the Sun, are Virgos and Geminis. As usual, remember to be tactful and utilize your natural logical abilities vs. giving in to irritability now.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life in 2015, please call me to schedule your personal 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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