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April 2021 Vedic Astrology Planet Transits

April 4, 2021

Happy Spring, and Happy Easter! To all who celebrate. Here’s what the planets are up to for April, 2021.

4/04/21 – MERCURY goes Combust the Sun. This condition lasts until 5/01/21 and will effect conversations and various forms of communication or communication equipment. Not as challenging as a Mercury Retrograde period, but enough to cause some annoyances and misunderstandings. So practice diplomacy and tactfulness whenever possible.

4/05/21 – JUPITER, the great benefic planet and ruler of the signs Pisces and Sagittarius, enters air sign Aquarius today. It will stay in this sign until it Retrogrades all the way back into Capricorn, its sign of Debilitation on 9/14/21. So enjoy this time while we have it. This can be a period of great expansion in the realm of humanitarian ideas and projects. Financial benefits should be experienced by many who have either Aquarius Rising or Moon signs. For the Pisceans, it may be a time more of going inward. For Sagittarians, there will be renewed energy to take on projects and get things done.

4/09/21 – VENUS, the other great benefic planet, who rules the signs of Taurus and Libra, now enters Aries, the sign of new beginnings. This is a beneficial transit for our Aries Rising and Moon sign friends. The will surely attract money, partners, or both! A very playful and affectionate time. The same may be said in a way for the Libra Rising and Moon sign individuals, as the ruler of their chart will now transit their 7th house of business, marriage and travel. Reaching out to others will come more naturally at this time for them. However, for the Taureans, this represents a 12th house transit, so watch for expenses. You may crave some solitude now. The alternative is the possibility of foreign travel, if you can swing that in these times!

4/13/21 – A big day with TWO planets on the move: The Sun enters Aries for 30 days, its sign of Exaltation, while Mars enters air sign Gemini. Mars and those ruled by it, Scorpio and Aries Rising and Moon sign folks, will feel a BIG relief to have Mars move away from the conjunction that’s been going on with malefic RAHU, North Node of the Moon, since 2/21/21. Overall, this will lessen tendencies for hostility, conflict and violence in society as a whole. Scorpios will have to deal with the ruler of their charts going into their 8th house of vulnerability and transformation, but they are usually rather adept at riding the waves of change. Aries people will suddenly feel the urge to engage in more creative projects. Mars will remain in Gemini until 6/01/21. Mars brings to those with Gemini Ascendants and Moon signs greater ambition, drive courage and for some, there can be income and gain (as it rules their 11th house). Others may have to deal with health issues due to Mars also ruling their 6th house.

THE SUN in ARIES This is a very happy development for the LEO Rising and Moon sign Vedic charts, as the ruler of Leo moves out of their 8th house of vulnerability and transformation, battles and disunion, and into their BEST house, the 9th house of good luck, good fortune, destiny, Dharma, remedies and Natural Law. The feeling is one of landing on one’s feet whatever they may run into (and other planet transits could have something to say about that). Aries Moon and Rising Sign individuals benefit from increased leadership and feelings of personal power.

4/16/21 – MERCURY enters Aries. Of course Mercury will be traveling a little too close to the Sun for comfort. Both Venus and Mercury will be conjunct the Sun now and in the condition of “combustion” where they aren’t able to fully give their positive significations. For Virgos, Mercury will be traveling now through their 8th house so some changes are to be expected, which may include their work environment, as Mercury rules their 10th house of career as well as their 1st house of self, body, personality and direction of their life. For Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, this is a beneficial transit of their 11th house of gain, income and fulfillment of desire.

4/26/21FULL MOON in Libra. This will be at its fullest point close to 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Cancerians will enjoy having the ruler of their charts bringing FULLNESS now in their 4th house of happiness, home, friends and supports. Libras can enjoy feeling more active, especially mentally alert and active. Libra is the sign of peace, harmony, balance, and fairness. Equilibrium is essential to Libra Rising or Moon sign folks to enjoy the inner peace that they need in order to stay in balance and function effectively. Enjoy this Full Moon!

4/30/21 – MERCURY enters Taurus, where it will be conjunct malefic Rahu. This could certainly bring some dramatic turns to conversations and even mood swings to those ruled by Mercury: Virgos and Geminis. At least for the Virgos, Taurus represents their 9th (best) house. For the Geminis, this is the house of loss, expenses, isolation, even to the degree of possible hospitalization, as it is their 12th house. Fortunately the 12th house also represents gaining Moksha or final Liberation, so it’s a good time for them to go inward.

All the best to you all from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com.

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March, 2021 Vedic Sky Planet Transits

March 4, 2021

How did you all do with that last Mercury Retrograde, January 30 till Feb. 20th?

Wow, that was a tough one and sure seemed to last a looong time! Kicked me around quite a bit. That condition has passed, but now we are going through the unfortunate conjunction of Mars with Rahu in Taurus. This began on Feb. 21st and will continue until April 13th. Has anyone else noticed how many people you have been encountering since this cycle began are acting rough, feisty, angry and or downright mean? Yes, these are the two most fierce malefic planets. When they are conjunct the negativity and potential violence and chaos are simply magnified. Those who have Taurus Rising or Moon signs will feel it the most. What house Taurus represents in your Vedic chart will determine the area in your life in which you feel these effects most.

Let’s see what else the month of March may have in store:

3/11- MERCURY moves into Aquarius, a friend’s sign. Here it joins Venus and the Sun, leaving just Saturn and Jupiter in the previous sign, Capricorn. This is good news for those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs, for now the ruler of their chart, Mercury will be crossing their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, Dharma, natural law, remedies and higher education. This placement will provide more of a “landing on your feet” set of circumstances vs.the previous transit through their 8th house of transformation, vulnerability, battles and disunion. For Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, it is not as comfortable of a placement, for it is their 6th house of health issues, worry, enemies, rivals and competitors. During this transit, it is always best to divert challenging energies through being of service to others, as either a healer or counselor. There’s something about helping others with their problems that can mitigate the worst energies that this transit can be capable of.

3/14 – The SUN enters Pisces for a one month journey. This sign represents kinder, more gentle energies and for many Rising or Moon signs, it is a helpful placement, based on what house it will be in for you. Ironically, it is not the most helpful transit for either the Pisceans nor the Leos, who are ruled by the Sun. For the latter, Pisces represents their 8th house of vulnerability, with many changes beyond one’s control possibly taking place for the next month. For the Pisces Rising and Moon sign folks, the Sun is the ruler of their 6th house, bringing them some inner or outer problems, delays and conflicts.

3/16- VENUS now joins the Sun in Pisces, the sign of Exaltation of this great benefic. It remains here until 4/09. The overall contribution to the quality of life should be an enhancement to the pleasures and comforts of life; more art, music and beauty manifesting for many people now. Except….The Libra Rising and Moon sign people, ruled by Venus, may have some discomforts with Venus in this 6th house position for them. Venus may increase some exposure to competitive situations, or anxiety, various delays and issues with “enemies” (those may be inner or the outer type). Taurus receives greater blessings here, as the ruler of their charts, Venus, will be traveling through their 11th house of gain, income and fulfillment of desires, multiplying all of the above! Note: Venus has been combust since February 13th and will remain in that condition until May 3rd. This condition of traveling too close to the Sun can bring some sense of irritation to normally peaceful Librans and Taureans, who are ruled by Venus.

3/31 – MERCURY enters Pisces, joining its friends Venus and the Sun there. These three planets lined up for Virgos in their 7th house of business, marriage or partnership and travel, are helpful to our practical, logical Earth sign friends. Geminis are also ruled by Mercury and will enjoy this transit through their 10th house of name and fame, action, career, and can be helpful in securing more recognition.

Blessings to you all from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com.

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FEBRUARY 2021 PLANET TRANSITS

February 2, 2021

I so hope that you had a chance to read my January 2021 Blog. I was busy moving that weekend, and while I did get it written and a notice about that posted on Facebook, there was no time to send out a group email. You can simply follow my monthly free Blog posts and that email will automatically show up in your Inbox! Thanks for sharing this information with interested friends. http://www.watchyourstars.com

Well, how’s everyone doing with this intense pile up of planets in Capricorn? That’s been going on for some time, building, then waning as planets move through this earth sign, approaching and then bypassing the slower moving planets Jupiter and Saturn. Of course, Saturn is very strong in this sign, which it owns. Which is an asset to those with Capricorn Ascendants. If only Saturn’s enemy, the Sun, was not also passing through there (since 1/13/21) burning up any planets that get too close, including Saturn. At present, both Jupiter and Saturn remain combust the Sun. While in this state, a planet has it’s “wings singed,” so to speak, and is not able to contribute its full significations.

Mercury was transiting Capricorn from 1/04 to 1/25/21 and then moved into Aquarius. However, MERCURY JUST WENT RETROGRADE on 1/30 (and will remain in retrograde status until 2/20) so will indeed backtrack all the way into Capricorn on 2/04. FROM 2/04 UNTIL 2/12 THERE WILL BE FIVE PLANETS IN CAPRICORN! ~ until the Sun moves on to Aquarius on 2/12. And, can you stand it? For two and a half days, covering 2/09-2/11, there will be SIX planets there, when the Moon briefly joins the rest. Wow; that is just such DENSE energy and not easy to wade through in this earth sign known as the Work Horse of the Zodiac, which our pet name for is “Practical Strategist.” Many strategies may be needed to get through this logjam.

To have so many planets clustered together in one sign creates much intense energy and the area of your life affects, depends upon your Rising Sign. Just to discuss a few:

CAPRICORNS: Other than the stress the Sun’s transit contributes, especially as it combusts one planet after another there, most of these planets are helping you. Saturn, owning your 1st house of self and body, strengthens you and brings stability and enhances your natural determination. Plus it should bring money to you as it also owns your 2nd house. Venus enhances your learning ability plus makes you feel somewhat in the limelight now, not to mention heightening the affectionate aspect of your nature. Jupiter can bring some spiritual inclinations and intuition. The Sun is not helpful, as it rules your 8th house of vulnerability.

GEMINIS: Capricorn is your 8th house of vulnerability, transformation, battles and disunion. Not a fun time for our Air “sign of the Twins” friends. Just hang on and keep your seat belt fastened! The most concerning period is that eight days of 2/04 – 2/12 when five planets will be in this placement, and of course, that is enhanced with the Moon there to make the total six planets 2/09-11. You may have so many changes coming at you, with pressure to make decisions, when your nature is to first weigh all the options. So feeling vulnerable and at sea in this period is to be expected. “This, too, shall pass!”

LEOS: This is your 6th house of health issues, specifically the back, hips and intestines, plus it deals with mental health, i.e. worries and stress, plus enemies, rivals, competitors. While the Sun, which rules your chart, is in this pile up in Capricorn, just don’t expect to feel very good, comfortable or experience a lot going your way. Take care of your health and get enough rest.

AQUARIANS: These planets are piled up in your 12th house of loss, expenses and foreign travel – not much of that available in pandemic times. But it is also the house of Moksha, or final liberation, so spiritual development is the thing to work on now. Enjoy going inward through meditation and spiritual retreats, plenty of yoga and contemplating life in your usual philosophical style.

Back to our chronological listings of the planet changes through this month:

2/02 – Mercury goes COMBUST the Sun. It stays in this condition until 2/14. The effect is less tactfulness and diplomacy in conversation, with those ruled by this planet perhaps feeling a bit more on edge than usual, especially considering that Mercury is ALSO Retrograde: those with Virgo and Gemini Rising and Moon signs. Keep in mind that even though Mercury goes Direct motion on 2/20, it will not move on into Aquarius again until 3/11.

2/04 – Mercury moves back into Capricorn (see above description).

2/09 – Saturn becomes non-combust the Sun, so those ruled by Saturn (Capricorns; Aquarians) will feel some relief.

2/11 – Jupiter now becomes non-combust the Sun, bringing more ease to the lives of those with Sagittarius and Pisces Rising and Moon signs, which this benefic planet rules.

2/12 – SUN enters Aquarius – a relief to the Capricorns (see earlier description). Much better for Leos, as the ruler of their chart is now crossing their house of travel, business, partners and marriage.

2/13 – VENUS becomes combust the Sun….not as comfortable for the Librans and Taureans, ruled by this benefic.

2/14 – Mercury goes non-combust. (a good thing!)

2/20 – BIG DAY – MERCURY gets out of Retrograde AND Venus enters Aquarius. This is very helpful to the Gemini Ascendants as Venus had been multiplying their vulnerabilities as it crossed their 8th house. Now it’s going to be in their BEST house, the 9th house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, natural law and pilgrimage. A welcomed change. Those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs will very much enjoy this transit as well. Venus is their Yogakaraka (best planet) bringing many benefits, such as more friends or interaction with friends now favorable, position real estate dealings possible and just more good luck, good fortune and feeling that they are now (finally) the right place at the right time. This placement also happens to represent good houses for both signs ruled by Venus, Libra and Taurus – enjoy your successes now!

2/21 – MARS enters TAURUS, after a long transit through its own sign Aries. Taureans may easily attract partners now, but also may be feeling more spiritual tendencies, while still having plenty of energy to get things done. Scorpio is also ruled by Mars. This placement is their 7th house of partners, business and travel, so they will enjoy movement in these arenas and will focus their powerful attention on one or more of these areas. It will stay in this sign until April 13th. (funny, I have one of my Scorpio Rising friends visiting me during that time, as she then travels on to another destination).

Blessings to you all from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com.

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2021 NEW YEAR – January Blog. Mercury goes Retrograde

December 30, 2020

Ready for a new year? We feel like we are sprinting away from 2020, to welcome, with some trepidation, the new year of 2021, not really sure what to expect.

So let’s go through the planetary changes for January and see what these new influences are likely to bring.

MERCURY Let’s first just focus on what the planet of communication is doing this month and some of the implications of its movements.

1/01/21 – MERCURY goes combust the Sun. This means traveling too close for comfort to its friend, the fiery orb of our solar system. It stays in this condition until 1/12/21. During this period, conversations may hit some rough patches in which tact and diplomacy seem lacking (two of Mercury’s qualities). Misunderstandings can ensue. This is especially true for the signs ruled by Mercury, which are Gemini and Virgo.

1/04/21 – MERCURY moves into Capricorn, a friend’s sign. The practical, earthy influence of Capricorn means that the intellect and intelligence significations of Mercury will be employed in strategic, pragmatic ways now. This is mostly a positive transit for those with Capricorn Rising or Moon signs, as Mercury brings its 9th house energies to them, which include good luck, good fortune, dharma, natural law, and remedies. However, it also rules their 6th house of worry and health issues, so that influence could be primarily felt as some issues with nerves or skin, and having to face “competitors.” I still feel it will enhance the counseling ability of Capricorns, if properly used. This is the 8th house for Geminis, which is not the most comfortable placement for the lord of their charts. This house represents vulnerability, transformation, battles and disunion, life and death. So it’s not likely that those with Gemini Ascendants or Moon signs will feel their strongest, but clearly not everyone with this rising sign is going to pass away during this transit! It is just an unsettling placement which they usually have to deal with about once a year. But it will be felt a little more intensely since this time it will be traveling with Saturn and Jupiter there. Virgos have the advantage, as this placement is their 5th house of success, education, children, learning ability and romance.

1/25/21 – MERCURY now enters Aquarius, an air sign associated with humanitarian qualities where Mercury feels comfortable, as this sign is also ruled by its friend Saturn, just as Capricorn is. The collective conversation should now move into more humanistic arenas, focusing on programs that help society at large. For those with Aquarian Rising or Moon signs, this is their 5th and 8th house ruler, bringing them success and enhancing learning ability, but also having to go through some changes, and some type of vulnerability. For Virgos, it is their 6th house, so the best use of this energy is to harness their logic to help counsel others with their problems. Otherwise, they could experience some stress or health issues themselves. For the Geminis, it is a relief to now have the ruler of their charts transiting their BEST house, the 9th house, bringing more good fortune and ease.

1/30/21 – MERCURY goes RETROGRADE – until 2/20/21. During this time things may appear to be “going backwards” in your life, or feelings of being misunderstood or miscommunications may occur.  ANYTHING that deals with communication may be affected, from my experience. From some big error on your bank statement, to telecommunications equipment, faxes, computers not working right, one must be prepared for glitches.  Be very vigilant if you plan to be preparing your income tax returns during this time. “Avert the danger before it arises” can be an apt phrase here for laying low through this time of frustration.  It’s not YOUR fault, and in many cases there’s not much you can do about it, so determine to ride the storm out. Geminis are advised to resort to their clever sense of humor to make it through those big waves. Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, should employ their practical logic and skills of deduction and not jump to conclusions.

What about the other planets? Yes, they are still moving through the Cosmos, radiating all that their natural energies imply.

We have three planets going into Combustion this month. Not just Mercury, but also SATURN on 1/07/21, and on 1/14/21, JUPITER. All that, and a Mercury Retrograde, too, beginning near the end of the month. Well then….patience is certainly going to be needed, and that may be in short supply. Let’s add in the pile up of planets in Capricorn and how intense that may feel. On 1/13/21, the Sun will move into this earth sign, joining the planets already there: Saturn, which is strong here, in its own sign; Jupiter, which is debilitated in this sign, yet receives Neechabhanga yoga (cancellation of debilitation – to a good degree) just from being conjunct with Saturn, plus Mercury. and the Moon will be there as well, from 1/13-15/21. Saturn and the Sun are “enemies” so their conjunction is a formula for intensity in and of itself. So there they are, milling all about, pulling ahead or getting behind each other by degrees, based on the speed of each of their movements. That is how we’ll have the Saturn combust period until 2/09/21, and that of Jupiter until 2/11/21. Combustion is a state that just does not allow a planet to feel comfortable enough to contribute its fullest gifts. Yes, we can note that some of this is going to be going on during the 1/20/21 Inauguration Day. There is certainly likely to be some public unrest, but on that day, the Moon will enter ARIES bright and early which is a positive position for both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

1/27/21 – VENUS enters Capricorn. It joins Saturn, Jupiter and the Sun, as those three planets will still be sitting there as Venus moves into this friend’s sign. It will be there until 2/20/21. This is the Yogakaraka (best planet) for those with Capricorn Rising or Moon sign charts. So this is a pleasant transit for our Capricorn friends, especially since Venus represents luxuries, pleasures, beauty, the Arts, music, and affection. This is also a good transit for the two signs ruled by Venus – Taurus and Libra. This is the 9th house for the Taureans, which brings support of Nature and good fortune. For the Librans, it is their 4th house of home, property, vehicles, friends, mother and maternal relatives, highlighting interaction with these areas of life in a fun way.

Happy New Year from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com.

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December 2020 Blog: Total Solar Eclipse 12/14

December 1, 2020

12/10 – Venus enters Scorpio. Here it adds magnetism to the already sexy charisma of those with Scorpio Ascendants or Moon signs, bringing out their affectionate nature in a more pronounced manner. Sparks will be flying and it is an easier time to attract partners now. For those whose charts are ruled by Venus, here’s the story: For Librans, this is their 2nd house, activating the arenas of communication, money and family ties. For the Taurus Rising and Moon signs, Venus will be crossing their 7th house of partners, marriage, business and travel, for an enjoyable experience.

12/14 – TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, in the sign of Scorpio. FIVE planets will be sitting in this water sign today: Mercury, Venus, the Sun, the Moon and Ketu (the south node of the Moon). Fortunately for us here in America, this eclipse is not visible in our country (in Vedic Astrology, eclipses are not seen as auspicious but rather the opposite, and not good to try and look at or be outside during the event). This total solar eclipse, the last eclipse of 2020, is visible from Chile and some parts of Argentina in the afternoon. Some regions in southern South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica will see a partial solar eclipse, if the weather permits. For those of you who like to track these events, Mountain time (though not visible here) this eclipse begins at about 6:34 a.m. The maximum eclipse time is 9:13 a.m, and the entire eclipse will be over at 11:53 a.m. A very good website to track eclipses is: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse

To have the “light put out” of the luminary at the center of our solar system, even briefly, portends negative events to ensue some time within the next two weeks to one month, after the eclipse. How it affects those with Scorpio Rising or Moon sign, in a phrase, “that depends.” More spiritually developed Scorpios will use that time for going inward and possibly have deep insights, and break through long time patterns, especially if some sacred rituals are performed. Some feel that eclipses are a time when “The Veil is thinner” between dimensions. It is certainly better to focus on gaining deeper insights than the experiences some not as evolved Scorpios may experience: fears, giving in to addictions to combat insecurities, and the lack of personal power that can be experienced when their 10th house ruler (the house of power, name and fame) gets eclipsed.

Leo Ascendants and Moon sign individuals may be dealing with the loss of self confidence, friends or supports as this is their 4th house which governs these areas, and the Sun is the ruler of their charts. You may reflect on a specific person in a powerful position right now, who has this Rising sign. It will be interesting to see what befalls him on this day or shortly thereafter….

12/15 – The Sun moves into Sagittarius, getting away from the planet pile up in Scorpio. It will feel more comfortable here, as will the Leos, whose charts it rules. The Sag’s benefit by having their 9th house ruler (Good luck, and good fortune) now crossing their 1st house of self, body and the direction of their life.

12/16 – MERCURY enters Sagittarius late this night, joining its friend the Sun there. It is still traveling too close to this fiery orb, so remains in Combust the Sun status, which began on 11/24. This is a good house for Geminis, their 7th house of partners, travel and business. They will be in the mood to extend themselves to others. For the other sign ruled by Mercury, which is Virgo, this position represents their 4th house of home, property, happiness and self confidence, as well as vehicles. Those areas benefit from your attention now. It’s just the pesky combustion status that can bring some problems.

12/23 – MARS now goes into Aries, its own sign. Those ruled by Mars, Aries and Scorpio Rising and Moon signs, will feel energized by the competitive, masculine energy of this dynamic, action-oriented planet. There’s just no stopping them now, especially the Aries individuals. Try to avoid accidents due to speeding about too fast. This is the sign of new beginnings. Creative ideas get an influx of energy and a real productive flow of manifestation with this placement. Exciting times for many, after sitting around doing not much for so long!

Please keep in mind that my monthly transit report just skims the surface of the planetary energies affecting your lives right now. Your Dashas (personal planetary cycles) are “king” and the transits come second. It’s only through receiving a personal reading that the full picture can be revealed!

Happy holidays from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com.

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Vedic Astrology November Transits: Mercury and Mars Go Direct!

November 1, 2020

11/03 – MERCURY gets out of Retrograde! This happy event occurs at 10:46 a.m. Mountain Time. It has been a long three weeks, hasn’t it, with the planet that governs communication, tactfulness, diplomacy and commerce being in retrograde motion. Yes, this election day. By 12:46 p.m. Eastern time, communications and clarity of intellect (which Mercury also represents), should be clearer. Those with Rising or Moon signs by Mercury the Geminis and Virgos, will be especially relieved to once again have the sensation of life moving forward, with less glitches and misunderstandings as communications will no longer be so impacted (at least, until the next Mercury Retrograde period!)

11/13 – MARS gets out of retrograde today, at 5:31 p.m. Mountain time. It will continue to transit water sign Pisces though, until it marches forward all the way back into its own sign Aries, late on 12/23/20. This placement is the 5th house for Scorpios, ruled by this fiery planet, is just fine for studies, success, love affairs, teaching, and spending time with children. It has not been so easy on the other sign Mars rules, Aries. For Pisces is their 12th house of isolation, loss and expenses. Better times are coming, Aries friends! Just in time for Christmas eve day, when Mars moves on into Aries.

Part of the collective angst and sense of oppression on our consciousness has come from these recent retrogrades of Mars (since 9/09) and Mercury (since 10/13 – we also had to deal with Mercury being combust the Sun from 10/19 – 10/31). At least this has been an astrological contribution to the overall malaise that I sense and see most people have been experiencing. “This, too, shall pass,” as the planets keep moving through the zodiac, with their various effects on individual and national life and well-being.

11/15 – THE SUN enters Scorpio, where it will journey for a one month period. This is a friend’s sign for the Sun. Those with Scorpio Ascendants or Moon signs will enjoy the experience of personal power that the Sun brings now, because the Sun rules their 10th house of power, action, career, name and fame, and because the Sun itself represents power. Leo’s are ruled by the Sun. They will enjoy this placement in their 4th house, bringing a greater enjoyment of home life, a sense of comfort and closeness to friends now.

11/16 – VENUS, planet of love and beauty, comforts and desires, enters its own sign of Libra. This will make both Venus happy, as well as those with Libra Rising or Moon signs! For Venus rules Libra and it’s not been comfortable in its sign of debilitation, Virgo, since 10/22. And that is the 12th house of loss and expenses for the Librans. In this sign of Libra, it has more power to deliver the lovely things it stands for. It also rules the earth sign Taurus. Here, it will be transiting their 6th house, which could increase some worries or health concerns. The best use of this transit’s energy for Taureans, is to focus on being of service. It will next move to Scorpio on 12/10.

11/20 JUPITER moves into Capricorn, its sign of Debilitation. But the good news is, SATURN is already there, and in high dignity, owning that sign. Thus Jupiter gets treated to Neecha Bhanga yoga (cancellation of Debilitation – to a great degree anyway). Benefic Jupiter owns the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. So now it will transit the 2nd house of wealth, family and speech for the Sag’s – a good placement, and since it also rules their 4th house, can bring them money from real estate. For the Pisceans, the lord of their chart will be crossing their 11th house of gain, income and fulfillment of desire, so they also benefit. It is just those with Capricorn rising or Moon signs who will have some mixed results. Jupiter owns their 3rd house, thus can now make them quite busy with projects and can bring a subtle type of courage and vitality. But it also brings the significations of its 12th house ownership to them as well, so they may feel a bit more withdrawn or isolated and may have to deal with some losses or expenses.

11/27 – MERCURY enters Scorpio. This causes the Virgos to be very busy with projects, while the Geminis may have to face some health or worry issues, as this is their 6th house. Scorpios will have some gain coming their way, as Mercury rules their 11th house, but it also governs their 8th house of Vulnerability and Transformation, thus this is a mixed bag transit for them. Mercury does again go Combust the Sun on 11/24.

11/30 – There will be a Full Moon Penumbral (partial) Lunar Eclipse, which will be at its point of fullness close to 2:00 a.m. Mountain time. This occurs in the sign of Taurus, in which the Moon is Exalted. It will also be sitting there with Exalted Rahu, creating some emotional disturbance.  We may see some power plays taking place now, possibly left over from election day, when the Moon was also Exalted in Taurus, conjunct Exalted Rahu, the north node of the Moon. This is the last penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020. Residents of North and South America, Australia, and parts of Asia might see a darker Full Moon during the maximum phase of this eclipse.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com. 

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October 2020 Planet Transits; Vedic Astrology Insights for the Month Ahead

October 1, 2020

10/01/20 – Full Moon in Pisces. Total fullness comes at 3:05 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Those with Pisces Ascendants or Moon signs will enjoy a focus on either learning/teaching, children, romance or being successful in their activities. Cancerians, ruled by the Moon, benefit by having their chart ruler in their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, remedies, and Natural Law.

10/03/20 – MARS moves backwards into Pisces, in its retrograde motion. It will stay there until 12/23/20. This is helpful to Pisceans, in that it kicks them into gear with more energy, ambition, courage, initiative and the ability to put plans into action now. As it rules “money houses” for Pisces Rising and natal Moon sign people, there should be good financial progress in this time frame. Mars rules the signs of Scorpio and Aries. As it moves through Pisces, Scorpios benefit as this is their 5th house of success. For those with Aries Rising or natal Moon signs, this is their 12th house, which represents loss and expenses, feeling isolated or conversely choosing solitude, but it can be a wonderful time to work on spiritual growth.

10/13/20 MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE! – Yes, here we go again. It lasts until 11/03/20. Beware of making assumptions, which can easily give rise to misunderstandings now. This are tense times, so we want to avoid quarrels, as much as possible. The best way to do this is taking a philosophical attitude which includes “not taking anything personally.” Easier said than done, I know. Those who are most affected will be anyone with a Virgo or Gemini Ascendant or natal Moon sign.

10/16/20 – The SUN enters Libra, its sign of Debilitation for a one month period. Libra is the sign of peace, harmony and balance. As the Sun (which does stand for Ego, among other things) sits in this sign, it can actually serve to soften ego-based interactions. It’s not a bad thing when a planet enters its debilitation sign. Much progress can be made, the more humility an individual decides to embrace. Each time we have a presidential election, the Sun is in this sign. Let’s reflect on Lady Justice as she holds the scales in her hands to be applied equally to all, with her blindfold indicating that she will not be influenced by the world of appearance, but hold steadfast to the qualities of Justice that she represents.

10/19/20 – MERCURY goes combust the Sun, while it is also Retrograde. This means it is traveling too close for comfort and some of its qualities of diplomacy, intellect and tactfulness may be lessened now. Fortunately this condition will end on 10/31/20. Happy Halloween!

10/22/20 – VENUS enters Virgo. It will stay in this Earth sign, where it is debilitated until 11/16/20. It is still a good transit for the Virgos, as it rules two of their “money houses,” so can bring some prosperity and good fortune their way. It’s a good house for Taureans (5th), one of the signs that it rules, but not as good for the Librans (it is their 12th house of loss and expenses).

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com. 

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The Big Planet Shifts of September, 2020

August 31, 2020

What an amazing month of planet changes! It’s an exciting time with these upcoming positive transits, and I’m happy to share with you some of the corresponding shifts in the trends of time that are to be expected.

9/01/20 – FULL MOON in air sign Aquarius. The point of total fullness will be at 11:22 p.m. MDT (Boulder CO time). In Vedic Astrology, the Moon represents mind and emotions. For it to be full in this cerebral, humanitarian sign of Aquarius, offers the possibility that a greater big picture problem-solving approach may now be applied to some of the nation’s problems. 

Those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs will need to get more in touch with their emotions now, and could feel some stress over being faced with unresolved emotional issues. For those ruled by the Moon, Cancer Ascendants or Moon signs, this is their 8th house of Transformation and Vulnerability, so it’s a good time to do some inner work.

9/02/20 – MERCURY moves early in the wee hours this day into its own sign of VIRGO where it is strong and happy. The intellectual prowess of Virgos (and Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication) will be at its height. As an added bonus, Mercury gets out of combustion with the Sun this same day!

9/09/20 – MARS, already in its own sign of Aries, goes Retrograde, making it even stronger. The Aries Rising and Moon sign people will have drive and ambition off the charts! Just watch out for being a little too feisty, impatient or easily irritated now, Aries friends. Scorpio is also ruled by this planet. Mars is crossing their 6th house right now, so the spirit of competition may rule, and they have the opportunity to best “enemies, rivals and competitors” in various playing fields of life.

9/09/20 is a real Red Letter Day for a number of reasons. EIGHT of the nine planets represented in Vedic Astrology will be in HIGH DIGNITY. Here is the breakdown, and then the explanation to follow:

Mars in Aries, its own sign; Moon in Taurus, where it is Exalted; Rahu in Gemini, Moolatrikona dignity (like being a prince in the castle); the Sun in its own sign of Leo; Mercury exalted (that is like being the king of the castle) in Virgo; Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius, with Ketu who is in Moolatikona in this sign; Saturn in Capricorn, its own sign.

When planets are in these higher dignities, they radiate the energy of their highest significations. I’m quite curious to see what transpires on this day.  Some things to be expected include greater truths being unfolded; more orderliness in the environment and positive steps forward for ourselves and for society, with clarity and intelligence being utilized more as a basis of decision making.

9/12/20 – JUPITER goes Direct! This great benefic planet has been in retrograde motion (the appearance of going backwards) since 5/14/20.  Now much progress can be made with Jupiter bestowing more fully its qualities of good luck, good fortune, wisdom, happiness, and knowledge. Those ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius and Pisces Ascendants and Moon signs, will enjoy seeing their desires manifest more easily and smoothly now.

9/16/20 – The Sun enters Virgo, bringing leadership qualities to this practical earth sign now, but also some inclinations to go within and enjoy a certain amount of solitude for a month, as this is the 12th house ruler for Virgos.  Leos enjoy the ruler of their chart passing through what is their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication.

9/19/20 – THE REALLY BIG, BIG NEWS: RAHU AND KETU, the North and South nodes of the Moon, respectively, finally move after 18 months. Geminis will experience great relief….I have seen how many of you have been “kicked around on the playing field of life” like a football, with situations feeling beyond your control (they were). This move occurs at 9:56 a.m. MDT (Boulder, CO time).  Not a minute too soon, right, Geminis? Sagittarius Ascendants and Moon sign friends will be freed of the Ketu influences of “hindrance and degradation” – with Ketu off of their first house of self, body, personality and direction of your life. JUPITER, who has been in this sign also since 6/29/20, will now be free to more freely bestow its expansive qualities (see above for description) and gifts.  Ketu moves into Scorpio and Rahu into Taurus, their signs of Exaltation. Well, these are strong, fixed signs, so I’m sure the Taureans and Scorpios can handle it!

9/22/20 – Mercury enters Libra, a friend’s sign. For both signs ruled by Mercury, Virgos and Geminis, this represents good houses…. It’s the 2nd house of wealth, family and speech for Virgos, and the 5th house of children, success, education and success in relative matters for Geminis. A time to enjoy!  Communication should be harmonious in this air sign of peace, harmony and balance.

9/27/20 – VENUS moves into Leo, bringing love, affection and enjoyment to those with Leo Rising or Moon signs.  Libras are ruled by Venus and will benefit from this transit of their 11th house of gain, income, and fulfillment of desire. Taureans are also ruled by Venus. For them this transit represents the 4th house of friends, properties, home, vehicles and thus will be a sweet and fun period.

9/28/20 – SATURN GOES DIRECT!  At long last, as it has been retrograde since 5/10/20.  Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius, so those with either of those Ascendants or Moon signs can now experience greater progress with their projects and goals.

Thus the month of September 2020 includes both Jupiter and Saturn going Direct motion, and Rahu and Ketu moving into their signs of Exaltation, bringing much relief and greater freedom to the Geminis and Sagittarians after that year and a half transit that wasn’t exactly comfortable.  Congratulations all around.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com. 

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August 2020 Vedic Sky Planets

August 3, 2020

Welcome to August!  Venus moved into Gemini on July 31st and now Mercury (ruler of Gemini and Virgo) moved into water sign Cancer on August 1st.

As Mercury represents the intellect, there may be a softening of the analytical edge that many have felt for some time, especially Geminis and Virgos, and certainly a greater ease now in daily life, with the ruler of their chart having just moved away from malefic Rahu, with its “seizing and letting go” chaos-enducing nature.  Hang tough, Geminis, as it won’t be until September 19 that Rahu finally moves backwards into Taurus, after 18 months in your sign. Not a minute too soon!

August 3rd – FULL MOON in Capricorn. Here the Moon is directly across the zodiac from the Sun in Cancer.  Usually this is such a practical energy sign for the Moon to visit (and remember, Moon represents mind and emotions) but in this instance, it is sitting with Saturn (which is retrograde and thus very strong in its own sign). The Moon is at its maximum fullness at 9:58 a.m. Mountain Daylight time on Monday, August 3rd. The wide variety of experiences may include some depression or sadness, the sensation that one really needs to organize and have more structure in one’s routine, or being of service to others, including the elderly. I seem to have experienced most of these today myself, as the Moon is already sitting with Saturn, and if fact, they were at the same degree earlier today.

August 4th – Mercury goes combust (too close to the Sun) until September 2nd. This can bring a lack of tact and diplomacy, a greater reactivity vs. calmly trying to understand situations.  Virgos and Geminis especially have to take note of this influence (i.e. those with either of those signs as Ascendants or Moon signs). Mercury is combust this time until September 2nd.

August 16th – a big day of planet changes.  The Sun enters its own sign of Leo for the next 30 days. This certainly benefits the Leos and makes them a bit more “full of themselves” and they will enjoy more of their natural leadership qualities compared to the previous month when the ruler of their charts was crossing their 12th house of loss, expenditure and isolation. 

Mars enters Aries on August 16th as well. This is its own sign, so it’s very strong here. Those with Aries Rising or Moon signs will feel on fire with drive, ambition, feistiness, irritaion or anger, and similar Mars-related energies!  Scorpios are also ruled by Mars, but this is their 6th house so they will feel competitive and may have to deal with some enemies, rivals or competitors (which could be in a business, legal or sports arena) or may have some health issues to deal with.

Also today, August 16th, Mercury enters Leo. For Virgos, this is their 12th house so be prepared for some expenses, feeling isolated or just craving seclusion. For Geminis, it is their 3rd house of self efforts, so they may be feeling creative, could do some writing, or take short journeys.  This transit only lasts until September 2nd, when Mercury enters its own sign of Virgo. It also becomes non-combust that day.

August 31st – VENUS enters Cancer. Thus the planet of love, affection, beauty, comforts and desires will grace this sensitive water sign (those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs) with these qualities and life experiences. Venus rules their 4th house of friends and self confidence as well as their 11th house of income and gain, so this should be a fun transit for Cancerians. It lasts until September 27th.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com. 

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JULY Planet Events:Lunar Eclipse 7/4-5

July 4, 2020

Bit by bit, the planets are inching along into better, easier positions in terms of how their energies affect us humans trying to “have a life” here on Earth. Here are the next few stepping stones on the path to some happier times:

July 4-5th – First we need to get beyond the full Moon penumbral (partial) lunar eclipse! Here are the important details: the Moon is now in the fire sign Sagittarius and here is where its conjunction with Ketu (south node of the Moon and a trouble-maker) causes the eclipse, in Vedic Astrology terms.  The time of onset, maximum fullness and completion are described below, as well as the locations in which it will be visible.

For those of us in Boulder, Colorado, on Mountain Daylight Time:

Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Boulder

Begins: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 9:07 pm

Maximum: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:29 pm -0.644 Magnitude

Ends: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 11:52 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Worldwide visibility:

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

As you can see, this one is visible all across our country, so the inauspicious effects will be felt here. Many believe Sagittarius is the Rising Sign of the USA, so this increases the intensity of the impact of this eclipse locally. Many Indian Jyotishis I worked with in the past feel that eclipses give their results from two weeks before, to two weeks after the event. Some feel it is even one month prior to one month after. Please remember that the Moon stands for mind and emotions, so having the light “put out” even partially, and temporarily, does not bode well, in traditional Vedic Astrology. As usual, it is not recommended to view eclipses.

Benefic Jupiter happily retrograded back into its own sign of Sagittarius on June 29 and will be there until November 20, 2020 (covering the time of the next presidential election!)  This is a very good thing, because some of its many significations include wisdom and good judgment. Thus we will benefit at voting time from Jupiter’s blessings.  Note that it will take until July 8 for Jupiter to be far enough into Sagittarius to be out of “the gap,” and thus gain its full strength and power. Then it can do more to improve our lots in life. Both Sagittarius and Pisces Ascendant and Moon sign people will benefit from the improved condition of the ruler of their charts.

July 9th – Mercury will get out of combustion with the Sun. This eases overall communication between people and helps restore some tactfulness in correspondence. Geminis and Virgos especially benefit from the of their charts’ ruler being no longer too close to the Sun.

July 12th – MERCURY GOES DIRECT!  The combination of being no longer combust the Sun AND no longer in retrograde motion, is a positive development, coming up soon!  Hang in there, Virgos and Geminis. Soon the pressure will be off, and progress can resume in your activities, goals and desires. Communication for all improves greatly.

So here we see a three-way improvement. Sort of a bada bing, bada boom, bada bam. The three above dates to keep in mind for more positive trends are: July 4, July 8, July 12th.

July 15 – the Sun enters Cancer, the movable water sign. This is a friend’s sign for the Sun, and brings benefits for those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs, including more personal power and better finances. For Leos who are ruled by the Sun, this their 12th house, so there can be more expenses, losses or a desire for seclusion. The other side of that coin can indicate feelings of isolation, or unwanted seclusion. Foreign travel is also a signification of the 12th house, but better safe than sorry on that score, at this time.

July 31 – VENUS moves into Gemini, a friend’s sign. This can restore feelings of love and romance for those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs. They are usually rather cerebral in nature but Venus will bring out feelings of affection, and a desire to enjoy beauty, art, music, pleasures and the comforts of life.

Libras should feel greatly relieved to have the ruler of their chart out of the 8th house of vulnerability and finally into their best house, the 9th, to connect them with good luck, good fortune, dharma, remedies, higher education and Natural Law. It’s fine for the Taureans, also ruled by benefic Venus, as this is their 2nd house of family, wealth and speech or communication in general. Venus increases the affairs of the house it is occupying, so it’s always nice to have a bigger cash flow, right, Taurus friends?

As you can see, the planetary conditions will bring us a better second half of July than the first half of the month, and certainly better than we had for all of June! Enjoy the shifts that are coming up, once we get about two weeks past the July 4-5th eclipse and out of Mercury retrograde! 

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com

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