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December Planets 2016 by Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer

December 4, 2016

December 2nd – The month begins with VENUS moving into Capricorn on the 2nd, staying in this Earth sign until Dec. 28th

Now it is traveling with Mars. They both give positive qualities to those with Capricorn Rising or Moon signs. The good results range from attracting friends and supporters, to getting a better position, making money, and success in general, even with games of chance. Enjoy it while it lasts!

December 11 – MARS moves into Aquarius.  It stays here until January 20, 2017. Even during its stay in the previous sign of Capricorn, Mars was doing an “exchange of houses” with Saturn, who has long been sitting in Scorpio, ruled by Mars. Both Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn. The good news about this upcoming move into the fixed Air sign, is that Mars will get away from Saturn’s aspect, and thus be more comfortable, in that regard. The “other news” though, is that in Aquarius, Mars will be traveling with malefic KETU (the south node of the Moon), which makes for a trickier passage. 

Mars and Ketu will be at the same degree on December 26th. Since Ketu is an “upagraha” (a planet without a body), it absorbs the energies of whatever planet in which it may be in conjunction, as well as those giving an aspect (looking at it). There are some astrologers making a very big deal about this conjunction and warning people to avoid traveling the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Some of these astrologers throw in the influence of the outer planets (Neptune, Uranus and Pluto) which we do NOT use in Vedic Astrology. 

Yes, Mars can cause accidents, draw blood, represent violence, anger, temper and the like. To me, as far as individuals go, it depends entirely on what the sign of Aquarius represents in your own natal chart. If you have Aquarius Rising or Moon sign, yes, it would pay to be cautious. If you are a  Scorpio Rising or Moon sign, Mars and Ketu will be transiting your 4th house of vehicles, so yes, be careful. Once you have a reading with me, you will know what this sign represents in your own chart and thus, how to plan accordingly.

As always, I urge everyone to listen to his or her own intuition.  Could there be some terrorist activity in this cycle? There may be. For malefic RAHU will be aspecting Mars, from Rahu’s position in Leo. Whenever Mars and Rahu interact there can be fireworks, drama and generally not a good time had by all.

December 15 – The SUN enters Sagittarius, for its one month transit in this fire sign. This will be a nice change, from the Sun’s point of view, to get out of the same sign as its enemy, Saturn.  I expect Leos to feel better, with less restrictions here, and greater success, as the ruler of their chart will be crossing their 5th house. Perhaps governmental functions will also start flowing more smoothly then. Saturn’s influence has been tossing in some obstacles, delays and criticism, for the previous 30 days.

December 19 – MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE, until January 8, 2017. This marks the FOURTH Mercury retrograde period of 2016. Virgos and Geminis are used to taking measures to accommodate the apparent “things going backwards” effect of such a transit. Since Mercury rules communication and commerce, we all feel the impact, so we’ll want to keep in mind the need to be as tactful and diplomatic as possible – it won’t be easy, but let’s try!

December 22 – Mercury goes combust the Sun. This is a period of Mercury traveling too close to this fiery orb and thus some of its get qualities singed a bit. That does include interpersonal communication, diplomacy, tactfulness and anything connected to communications equipment. This influence will last until January 2, 2017, so Virgos and Geminis especially, take note.

December 26 – Saturn gets out of combustion with the Sun. This is most helpful to those with Capricorn or Aquarius Ascendants or Moon signs. It has been combust since November 23, which makes any planet more grumpy, angry, and unable to present its best side and provide its best benefits.  Thus we should also see improvement in the career fields that are ruled by Saturn, from laborers to police personnel.

December 28 – VENUS enters Aquarius. Here it joins Mars and Ketu, and Venus will stay in this fixed Air sign until January 27, 2017, when it enters Pisces, its sign of exaltation. While traveling with Mars and Ketu in Aquarius, it does bring some sweetness to the planetary mix here, for Venus is Yogakaraka (best planet) for those with Aquarius Rising.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in from Sedona, AZ.  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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NOVEMBER STARS: Election Edition by Mary Stevenson

October 31, 2016

Below you will find my regular report on planet movements for this upcoming month, but first a discussion of a presidential candidate’s birth chart, which may be of interest:

Donald Trump – and why his planets show it is doubtful he could ever become president. It is a very interesting study, with some unusual findings. I am not taking a partisan stand here, just explaining what I see in his chart, including a major shift into a new maha dasha for him right at the time of the election.

Finding his birth data easily online, his Vedic birth chart shows a Leo Rising, with Mars in that first house. This explains a lot about his reddish complexion and hair color, in fact.  On the positive end of the scale, Mars can bring the owner of such a chart energy, courage, being very active, having ambition and drive, and initiative to get things done…especially when added to the fact that the Sun, ruler of his chart, is in the 10th house of power, name and fame. But wait, there’s more!  Mars is his BEST (or yogakaraka) planet and does explain his many successes with real estate as well. 

On the negative end of the scale, Mars gives anger, rash behavior, irritability and quarrelsomeness. This Mars is also aspecting (looking at/throwing its energy on) his Moon (which stands for mind and emotions) which sits in his 4th house of friends, supporters, mother, and self-confidence.  This Moon is in terrible shape, being in its sign of debilitation and – the biggest issue of all – HE WAS BORN ON THE VERY DAY OF A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!!! This casts a lifelong shadow on his thinking and reasoning process.  It makes his feelings hyper-sensitive, as we have seen demonstrated by his reaction to the least slight or insult he may feel.

Mr. Trump’s Sun (ruler of his chart) sits in fixed earth sign of Taurus (ALL of the main considerations of his chart are fixed signs, making him very stubborn), in the 10th house of power with malefic Rahu, the north node of the moon and legendary head of the cosmic serpent. Since this shadow planet is called “the seizer” this explains a LOT of Mr. Trump’s behavior, even his own admissions on that video of how he cannot resist grabbing women.  Rahu surely did grab onto some name and fame, and personal power for him – at least for its 18 year reign. But that is coming to a quick close here.

My Vedic Astrology teacher taught us that at the end of its 18 year personal planetary cycle in an individual’s chart it “takes away all that it has given during that time” – I have seen that befall long time clients of mine, in very tangible terms.  Always at the end of Rahu’s cycle, the antardasha (second level of dasha) is Mars – so his anger issues are greatly activated now.

WHEN DOES IT END?  If his birth time is correct, his Rahu maha dasha (major cycle) would end on November 14th, just days after the election.  But we have already seen a lot of his fame falling away in terms of the many women coming forward to testify about his treatment of them, which they were afraid to bring up until this time. They are correct; when Rahu was in full power, they would have probably found no ears to listen. But now, the waning of the Rahu influence has begun.

Since we are all here to learn and grow, and as souls choose these paths that we have laid out for ourselves, I marvel at how much Mr. Trump’s personality so dislikes “losing” or those he considers to be “losers.” What an irony then, as we most likely will see him “LOSE” something he seems to have really wanted. Or does he?

No tears need be shed for Mr. Trump. He goes next into a Jupiter maha dasha. His Jupiter is placed in the second house of wealth and “communication” – the rumors we hear of him getting his own television network are probably true. He will not stop talking, though that talking may be toned down a lot. Jupiter rules his house of “other people’s money” and sits in his house of wealth, so there will still be no lack of financial success for him.

So there we have it. To sum up: the ego of the Leo rising (out of control since malefic Rahu sits on it and creates chaos in many of his actions); the debilitated and totally eclipsed Moon, causing emotional hyper-sensitivity. Mars in the first house causing the anger issues and aspecting his natal Moon as well, tell the story. By the way, it would be fascinating to have an inside look at his relationship with his mother, which appears quite karmic to me. But that would take too long to go into here.  I do not feel that America would benefit to have anyone born on a total Lunar eclipse, with such emotional instability issues related to that, becoming our Commander in Chief.  We shall see, but I simply do not feel it is likely…as Rahu takes away what it has given him, for the past 18 years.

Now back to our regular programming and a look at the movements of the planets for November:

11/06 – VENUS moves into Sagittarius, bringing those with this Rising or Moon sign more enjoyment, pleasure and a desire for entertainment. There can be a tendency to be over-indulgent for some Sags now. Venus rules Taurus and Libra. It now goes into the 8th house for our Taurus friends, and that can increase a feeling of being vulnerable or just having to go through some uncomfortable changes. For Librans, it’s their 3rd house so that’s fine; they may get more involved in creative, artistic projects now.

11/08 – Mercury enters Scorpio. This can help bring in some income for those with Scorpio Rising or Moon charts, but also some changes as it rules their 8th house, too, in addition to the 11th house of gain and income. For those ruled by Mercury, Virgos and Geminis, it works out like this:  it’s the 3rd house for Virgos, so they will keep busy working away. For Geminis, it represents the 6th house of stress and worry, so not a positive a transit for them.

11/15 – The SUN enters Scorpio for a one month transit. Too bad Saturn is still transiting there as those two are not comfortable hanging out that closely.  Scorpios, just keep working hard and the Sun, ruling your 10th house of career, power, name and fame, can be helpful here to get things done. Just watch out for getting overheated on any level.

11/21 – MERCURY gets out of combustion with the Sun, which it has been in since October 7th.  This brings relief to Virgos, Geminis and to interpersonal communication across the board.

11/23 – SATURN goes combust the Sun.  Your turn, Capricorns and Aquarians, to “feel the burn” as your ruling planet travels too close to this fiery orb.  Keep your usual cool, and try and not and let it get under your skin. This period lasts until December 26th.

11/28 – MERCURY moves into Sagittarius. It joins its friend Venus there to add to the party for the Sags.  For Virgos, it is your 4th house that the ruler of your chart will now be traveling through. That works to connect you to friends and supporters. For Geminis, it is your 7th house of partners, travel and business, so will be an improvement over the previous transit.

Enjoy the planets, from the Sunshine Corner in from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

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October Planets: MERCURY Returns to Virgo

October 2, 2016

It’s nice to have some improved planetary news to share this month.

As we know, Mercury got out of retrograde on September 21st. However it has taken all this time to regain the ground it had to back track over during the retrograde period. So, finally:

October 3rd – Mercury re-enters Virgo, where it is very happy as this is its own sign, even gaining Exalted status at certain degrees of this Earth sign. Since Mercury governs communications, commerce and trade, and communications equipment, this will be a valuable improvement for all of the above. In addition, those ruled by Mercury can take heart as they will be feeling much better now: Virgos and Geminis.

October 7th – Mercury will be traveling too close to the Sun once more, thus some of its fine qualities such as logic, tactfulness and diplomacy will feel “combust the Sun.” This period lasts until November 21st.

October 11th -JUPITER gets out of combustion with the Sun. That is some more good news!  The combustion period for this great benefic began on September 11th and caused some waves in our daily lives, especially when it was at the exact degree of the Sun around September 25th. There were several rough days there with Jupiter’s significations made toast by this proximity to the Sun, including happiness, good judgment, intuition, good fortune. Those ruled by Jupiter should take delight in this change now: Sagittarius and Pisces Rising and Moon signs.

October 13th – VENUS enters Scorpio.  It was happy in the previous sign Libra (which it owns), but this will also be a good placement for those ruled by this benefic: Libra and Taurus Rising and Moon signs.  Scorpios benefit too, and will feel more affectionate and romantic now. They just will have to watch their spending.

October 16 – the SUN enters Libra. In this air sign it is debilitated, or in its weakest sign, thus Leos may feel less energy for a thirty day period now (they are ruled by the Sun).  It does not bring harm to Librans, as the Sun rules their house of gain and income, thus their cash flow should be good, but it’s a wise idea for them to watch their tempers now, which is normally not an issue. The Sun can make them feel “overheated.”

October 21 – MERCURY in Libra.  Now Mercury joins the Sun in Libra and that is a mixed blessing for the Librans (some gain/some loss), due to the houses it rules for them.  It is a nice position for the Virgos (their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication) and the Geminis (their 5th house of success, education, and children). 

October 31st – MARS enters Capricorn, its sign of exaltation on this Halloween day.  What kind of tricks or treats will it bring there?  It’s nice for those with Capricorn Rising or Moon signs as long as they don’t let their ambition and drive now overpower them with any impatience or quarrelsomeness.  Mars can give rise to accidents, and it will be plenty strong at this time, so depending on which house it rules in your own birth chart, my suggestion is to watch for speeding now and don’t run over any trick-or-treaters! To learn more about how the planet transits are affecting your own life, give me a call to set up a reading.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner in from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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September Skies: Vedic Astrology Blog by Mary Stevenson

September 4, 2016

There’s much to report in the realm of planet interactions this month.

9/01/16 – The Sun was eclipsed by malefic north node of the Moon, Rahu, in its own sign of LEO.  However, this eclipse was barely visible anywhere, and not at all in the USA so other than those with Leo Rising or Moons signs, who may have felt some energetic shifts, I do not feel this was a very significant event, for most.

9/06/16 – MERCURY (which is already retrograde) goes combust the Sun.  This condition lasts until 9/16. It does not make Mercury a happy camper, thus misunderstandings and verbal disagreements may ensue, with Mercury not able to provide his usual tactfulness and diplomacy.

MERCURY RETROGRADE began last month and will go until 9/21.  At first, it won’t be too much of a problem, since this planet that deals with communication has been crossing Virgo, its own sign, where it is strong and happy. BUT!  It will back up into LEO, the previous sign on 9/09/16.  There it will be sitting with the Sun (briefly, until it moves) and malefic RAHU.  Things will get more dicey for those ruled by Mercury, Geminis and Virgos.  Especially the Virgos may experience more challenging results at this time, with the ruler of their charts crossing their 12th house of loss, expenses, seclusion or isolation.  Add to this Rahu playing a wild card thrown into this transit.  This condition lasts until 10/03/16, when Mercury will return to Virgo, and peace and order will be restored for you.

9/11/16 – Benefic JUPITER goes combust the Sun.  This condition lasts until 10/10/16 affecting those ruled by Jupiter, Pisces and Sagittarius.  You have a normally happy, upbeat nature, but could feel some inner “pinch” at this time. Take care of yourself and know that “this too shall pass.”

9/16/16 – the Sun enters Virgo. Here it escapes its one month transit with malefic Rahu.  That will come as a relief.  Jupiter and Venus will still be in Virgo at this time.  Those with Virgo Rising and Moon signs may have to watch their tendency to spend now, caused by the Sun, their 12th ruler, crossing the 1st house of self.

9/16/16 – Meanwhile, that same day, there will be a Penumbral Lunar eclipse (partial).  We are fortunate that it will not be visible in the USA. Regions which will be seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica. Eclipses are not auspicious in the tradition of  Vedic Astrology, thus those in the areas where the light of this eclipsed luminary is visible, will experience the greatest effects. 

9/17/16 – MARS ENTERS SAGITTARIUS!  Finally this long ordeal that has been going on since 7/12/16, with Mars transiting Scorpio in conjunction with Saturn, will be over. Both planets will breath their respective signs of relief.  This has not been an easy transit especially, for those with Aries Rising or Moon signs, since Scorpio represents their 8th house of vulnerability, battles and disunion, transformation, life and death.  It will be such a blessing for the ruler of your sign to now enter your 9th “best” house in your chart and bring you support of Nature, good luck and good fortune.

9/18/16 – VENUS enters Libra its own sign. This great benefic will be very happy here and benefit those with Libra Rising or Moon signs greatly.  The other sign ruled by Venus is Taurus. They will not have as easy a run of it, since Libra represents their 6th house of stress, worry, enemies, rivals and competitors, plus possible health problems. This transit lasts until 10/13/16.

There is no doubt that next month will be an easier ride for most of us, once Mars finally moves away from Saturn on 9/17; Mercury gets out of retrograde on 9/21 and we get further past the two eclipses of September.

To get a better understanding of how all these transits and other factors affect your personal life, call me for a reading!

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner in from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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August: JUPITER Entered Virgo/SATURN Goes Direct

August 12, 2016

Hello Vedic Astrology fans! Sorry for the delay in getting my August blog out.  Once again, I’m blaming it on the planets.

After a lovely two months visiting my former home town of Boulder, CO and all the dear friends there, I arrived back in Sedona on Sunday night to find I had no internet service.  It took three days of speaking with my carrier Century Link (after long holds on the phone) to finally get it sorted out – to a degree, but it’s not perfect. I was finding that people in the phone department couldn’t help with the internet issue and vice versa. One hand does not know what the other is doing over there!

This is so symptomatic of the type of “push/pull” energy that the Mars/Saturn conjunction continues to throw out, into each of our lives, that is experienced in various ways. Right now viewers are gripped with watching the OLYMPICS on TV. I have watched some of the competitive spirit of these planets spill over into looks and comments between competitors there.  It affects everyone.  Not least of which are the conflict hot spots around the globe and our own presidential politics here in the USA.

August 11 – JUPITER moved into VIRGO, ending it’s one year+ travel through the fixed fire sign of LEO.  Since January 8, 2016, malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU has been traveling there with it, causing upheaval, passion and chaos for some Leo Ascendants.  It is important to note that this is Donald Trump’s rising sign. Now…without benefic Jupiter there to mitigate the effects of raging Rahu, we can expect more unusual and even disturbing behavior. However, at this time, the benefics Venus and Mercury are traveling through Leo, so that helps to sweeten up the energy while that transit lasts.  Don’t hold your breath. Mercury moves on 8/19 and Venus moves on 8/24.

August 13 – SATURN GOES DIRECT, after being in retrograde motion (the appearance of going backwards) since March 25, 2016.  This will be a positive change for those ruled by Saturn (Capricorn; Aquarius) as they can once again experience more ease in circumstance “moving forward” in their lives, vs. all the effort it has taken to get things done these many months. 

We cannot ignore the challenging fact that Saturn’s mortal enemy, Mars, is still traveling with it, through Mars’ own sign of Scorpio, thus it is more powerful than Saturn here.  Right now the two are a little more than five degrees apart.  The negativity gets far more dangerous (accidents, warfare, terrorism, etc.) when these two malefics “duke it out” once they are at exactly the same degree (which is called a “planetary war”). It won’t be comfortable for anyone for that time period, but especially if you have a natal Scorpio Rising or Moon sign.  August 24 and 25 are the days to watch out for, but…the effect of  the two of them “traveling in a close orb of influence” will be felt for some days before, and after, those dates.

August 16 – SUN moves into its own sign of LEO.  Here the Sun is strong and powerful.  Unfortunately for those with Leo Rising or Moon signs, it adds to the excessive “Pitta” (Ayurvedic principle of heat in the body) and their moods could reflect that even more than usual, in terms of irritability, quarrelsomeness and anger.  Furthermore, it adds to the innate tendency towards ego and vanity. Leos know they are natural leaders, and some of them (see above paragraphs) just want everyone to “get out of the way, so I can do my thing.” There is not going to be any “please” or “thank you” to their demands now. These planets do not contribute to any finesse, grace, and thoughtfulness towards others. Remember — the Sun will be conjunct with malefic RAHU in this fire sign.

That brings me to point out that this conjunction is leading up to the solar eclipse that will take place in Leo on September 1st.  Just lucky for us that it won’t be visible here in America, but the Leos may still feel some effects of “having the light go out” as malefic Rahu “swallows” the Sun for a brief amount of time. More on that next month.

August 19th – Mercury enters VIRGO, its own sign, wherein it achieves Exaltation status in the middle degrees of this sign.  Intellect is strengthened, as are tactfulness, diplomacy and principles of commerce (buying and selling).  This is not a moment too soon for those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs. Better to have the ruler of their charts crossing the first house of self and body, then where it has been, crossing their twelfth house of “loss, expenses, isolation” since July 26th.

August 24 – VENUS enters VIRGO – its sign of debilitation which may cause Venus to feel weaker. It does receive some “neecha bhanga yoga” (cancellation of debilitation) from its friend Mercury, with whom it will be conjunct.  This is the fifth house for Taurus Rising and Moon sign people, thus a positive transit for them. The other sign ruled for Venus is Libra, and this is the twelfth house (of loss, expenditures, seclusion or isolation, possible foreign travel) for them, so therefore, not as comfortable.

I will point out again, that once Venus moves on this date,  it leaves just the Sun, transiting with Rahu through the sign of Leo.  I’m sorry but I just must say it, unless we are dealing with very evolved Leos, who have learned to master the lessons of humility and service, well…it will simply be “Ego on steroids” for the Leos you may have to deal with now!  Good luck with that.

August 30 – MERCURY RETROGRADE COMES AROUND ONCE MORE.  This period will last until September 21st.  Take a deep breath, let out a few sighs, and just realize that anything you say may be misconstrued and held against you!  Yes, the planet of communication, each time it goes through this “appearance of going backwards” condition, does really warp or play havoc with either personal communications, or any equipment having to do with communication.  Since I’ve already had to deal with my own internet being out, I hope I’ve already paid my dues in advance!

All the best, from the toasty Sunshine Corner in from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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July Planets: Venus/Mercury/Sun in Cancer

July 16, 2016

Right, this is the latest I’ve ever gotten my Monthly Planet Blog out! I blame it on having too much fun here, visiting friends in Boulder, CO. And…the planets made me do it. LOL.

July 7 – VENUS entered movable water sign of Cancer, bringing a love of having fun and relaxing to those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs.  There is a “party of planets” building up in this sign, bringing enjoyment, playfulness and a desire for luxury and comforts to this already home-loving sign. 

July 10th –  Mercury entered Cancer.  This is a positive house placement for both signs ruled by Mercury, Virgo (its 11th house of gain and income) as well as Gemini (its 2nd house of family, wealth and communication).  This increases the Cancerians’ desire to communicate but brings some mixed energy, as it owns their 12th house of loss as well.

July 12th – MARS entered Scorpio, once again traversing its own sign after a retrograde sojourn in the previous sign of Libra.  As Mars is once again conjunct with its enemy Saturn, the fireworks begin to fly once more, especially when Mars returns to the very degree it had reached prior to going retrograde. We still have to wait until September 17th before Mars moves onto the next sign to break up this too-long conjunction we have been experiencing. Sadly, we see how violence in the form of yet another horrific terrorist act has erupted since Mars returned to Scorpio. Do your best to stay calm and balanced, those of you with Scorpio Ascendants or Moon signs.

July 13th – Venus gets out of combustion with the Sun, which certainly improves the flow of daily life for the Libra and Taurus Rising and Moon sign people, as this is the ruler of their charts.  Combustion makes a planet “irritable and angry” and this period of traveling too close to the Sun has gone on for a very, very long time, since April 30th. 

July 15th – SUN enters Cancer, so we now have three planets heating things up and bringing more activity to the Cancerians.  Since the Sun rules their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication, these areas of life get positively influenced for those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs. However, if you have LEO Rising or Moon sign, the ruler of your chart is now crossing your 12th house of loss, expenses, and isolation. It’s a good time for some foreign travel, so that’s one fun way to spend your money.

July 19th – Mercury gets out of combustion with the Sun! This is a huge relief for those ruled by Mercury, Virgos and Geminis.  Combustion means traveling so close to the Sun (by degree) that a planet’s significations are “burnt up” – now there can be more ease of functioning for our Gemini and Virgo friends.

July 26 – Mercury moves into fixed fire sign, Leo.  This is a positive for the Leo Rising and Moon signs, as Mercury rules their money houses, and brings better cash flow their way. It’s not as positive for the Virgo Rising and Moon sign folks, as the ruler of their charts will now traverse their 12th house of loss, expenses, isolation. Geminis will feel to get more projects done, with this, a 3rd house transit for them.

July 31 – VENUS enters Leo, bringing the party to the Leos now.  Venus here joins Mercury, Jupiter and Rahu (north node of the Moon and a malefic).  There’s a lot of energy, some positive, some still unpredictable and problematic for those with Leo Rising or Moon signs.  Rahu seizes and lets go.  Both political conventions will have already taken place by this date, but Rahu and Jupiter, of course, are already in Leo anyway, which energizes the GOP candidate in some dramatic ways, as that represents his 1st house of self, body, personality.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, currently away from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

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JUNE Planets: Venus Combust the Sun; Jupiter/Rahu Conjunction Gets More Intense

June 7, 2016

Greetings from the Sunshine Corner! Where I must say, we have been setting high temperature records for days, here in Sedona, so we are looking for things to cool off.

This includes a desire for the planetary intensity to cool off! Some astrologers are speaking of consequences to world leaders, politics, and the old system of doing things, indicating a time this month when much truth will get uncovered and revealed. Well, I’ve always like that statement, from the Bible, “All that was hidden, shall be revealed.”

JUNE 2nd – Mercury moves into fixed Earth sign Taurus, and stays there until June 26th.  This helps make the Taureans more playful and communicative.  Virgo Rising and Moon types finally get an up-welling of good luck and better fortune.  The ruler of your chart, Mercury, has been traversing your house of vulnerability and just too many changes going on, for some time. You can now feel more grounded and more yourself.  For the other sign ruled by Mercury, Gemini, well it’s a bit different story. Taurus represents a twelfth house transit for you, making the Gemini Rising and Moon sign natives feel more inward or isolated. You will need to watch your spending at this time too, and not let expenses go too high.

JUNE 12th – VENUS goes into Gemini. This is a friend’s sign for benefic Venus.  Geminis may feel more playful and affectionate from this influence. It represents a nice situation for Taurus Ascendant and Moon people, with the ruler of your chart now in the second house of wealth.  Libra is the other sign ruled by Venus.  It’s not so good for the Librans here, as that is your 8th house of transformation and vulnerability, so you may not be feeling that circumstances are as settled as you would like.

JUNE 14th – HOT on the heels of Venus, the Sun now moves into air sign Gemini.  You can guess, can’t you?  Venus is still traveling too close to the Sun. That fiery orb has been combusting the qualities of Venus for some time now, and it won’t let up for a while. This affects the Librans and Taureans a lot.  It’s almost like there’s no way to get really “comfortable in your own skin,” no matter what you try! Once again, we can “blame it on the planets.”  Venus has been combust the Sun since April 30.  It does not get out of this condition until July 13th. 

JUNE 17th – Here’s an interesting twist. As you know, if you follow my blogs, Mars has been retrograde for quite some time. Now it “moonwalks” back into the previous sign of Libra.  Thus normally peace-loving air sign Libra folks may feel either a lot more motivated, ambitious, with greater energy, or…may tend to get hot under the collar and easily irritated, which could surprise even them.  The good news, from my perspective, is that Mars and Saturn can have a break from being too close together in Mars’ sign of Scorpio! Whew, this has been the source of so much friction, reflected in world affairs, and our own individual, personal affairs for far too long.  Mars will get out of retrograde motion and go Direct on  June 29th. It then moves back into Scorpio July 12th to keep retrograde Saturn company there. This is nearly like an old West episode of “this town is too small for the both of us, Pardner.” They are like two enemies who would like to “knock each other’s block off” so once again the world and those of us who live here, shall have to endure more of this type of tension and pressure.  MARS does not move onto the next sign until SEPTEMBER 17th. 

JUNE 20 – FULL MOON: About 4:00 a.m. AZ time (same as Pacific time, this time of year), the Moon will be at its point of fullness in Sagittarius, opposite the Sun in Gemini.  The lunar mansion or constellation of MOOLA is the one which the Moon will be traveling through at that point.  The symbol of Moola is a bunch of roots, tied together. Thus it represents the deeply buried or hidden facets of life. Perhaps this full moon here is the trigger to bring out something hidden that we need to know, on the US political scene.  Some say that Moola is ruled by Kali, the goddess of destruction.  Others believe it is ruled by Ketu, the malefic south node of the moon, as well as the goddess of poverty. The mind seeks to know the truth, and this planetary setup is going to fuel that quest even more at this time.

JUNE 21st – Benefic Jupiter and malefic Rahu (north node of the Moon) will be in exact conjuction. This influence will last for several days as they continue to travel within one degree of each other.  This occurs in fire sign Leo. For those with Leo Rising and Moon signs, this could be a rather unsettling time. There will be “nowhere to run; nowhere to hide” as this energy requires that you face whatever fears or situations you have been trying to avoid, and look them squarely in the face, in order to learn from, grow beyond and transcend them.  Jupiter represents wisdom and good judgment, among other things. Rahu tries to bring in a cloud of confusion to cause chaos.   I see this reflected in the nightly TV news (this conjunction has been going on for some time, just not at the same exact degree).  There are many untruths and shifting stories being spoken by various politicians. It becomes nearly impossible to discern where some of them stand and what real intentions they may have, if they (he) ever get into power.  These planets require us all to do our best to listen to inner guidance rather than the “noise of the world.” It is not an easy job, until Jupiter pulls away, some distance from Rahu.

JUNE 24th – Once again, Mercury goes combust the Sun, which certainly has an affect on conversation and communication. We’ll all have to strive for tactfulness and diplomacy now.

JUNE 26th – Mercury enters its own sign of Gemini, where it is very happy and feels at home.  It joins Venus and the Sun in this dual air sign, bringing the party to those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs.  The Sun brings you power; Venus and Mercury bring you playfulness and curiosity – even more of that than normal!  It is also a good placement for Virgos, the other sign ruled by Mercury, bringing you more activity in career and professional life, name and fame, action and personal power.

JUNE 29th – MARS GOES DIRECT MOTION!  We hope this brings both Scorpios and Aries, the two signs ruled by Mars, a sense of progress now.  For the Aries Ascendants and Moon sign people, this has been an uncomfortable transit through your 8th house of vulnerability, going all the way back to  February 20, 2016.  As mentioned earlier, we won’t see Mars moving on into Sagittarius until September 17th. Things should get much better for you after that. They get better for us all then, too, once Mars is finally no longer traveling too close to its enemy Saturn!

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