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January, 2018 – Planets in the Vedic Sky

January 2, 2018

First, an overview of highlights for 2018, and then I’ll touch on the planet moves for January.

Cancer Rising and Moon sign folks will have to make peace with all the changes that Rahu passing through that sign will bring them throughout 2018.  Cancerians enjoy the peaceful pleasures of home life, but Rahu likes to cause chaos and unexpected events. Change is the “constant” for the year ahead, and possible dealings with “foreigners.” Rahu also stands for transformation, so we can visualize positive changes, if we are willing to embrace growth.

Across the zodiac, those with Capricorn Ascendants or Moon signs are experiencing the transit of Ketu, the south node of the Moon, through their sign. It stands for “hindrance and degradation” so there may be much soul-searching going on, some shyness, and even psychic experiences. Ketu can also bring a sudden mobilization of energy and a sudden manifestation of events. It is the other half of Rahu, the cosmic serpent, so unrest is likely, but again, can be used as a tool for greater understanding of one’s deeper nature, and for growth, if we decide to not resist the experiences it is sure to bring.  In addition, SATURN, ruler of Capricorn, is passing through their 12th house of isolation, seclusion, loss and expenses. This also can bring a focus on spiritual development and enlightenment.

Scorpios are enjoying a nice break now that Saturn finally moved from their sign on 10/26/2017. That is the first time for Scorpios to be free of the heaviness and restrictions Saturn can bring, for the previous 2.5 years. There are more good things to look forward to in the coming year, depending on the transits of Mars, lord of your chart (watch my blog posts, or get a yearly reading with me), and the icing on the cake is benefic Jupiter, friend of Mars, moving into Scorpio on 10/11/2018.

For Libras, Jupiter is not their best planet, based on the houses it rules. Until it moves out of their sign on 10/11/2018, it will bring more work, service to perform, and various projects. That won’t wear you out, but keep you busy, for sure. You’ll have to watch for weight fluctuations if you have Libra Rising or Moon sign.

Sagittarians now have the weight of Saturn on their sign, where it will stay for about 2.5 more years. This brings a more serious disposition to this normally fun-loving sign. It can bring money (rules their 2nd house) but lots of responsibilities and duties, and there’s just no getting around that.  Some may even have bouts of depression, but staying active, finding ways to help others, would be a good remedy for that.

ECLIPSES in 2018: January 31 = total lunar eclipse; February 15 = partial solar eclipse; July 13 = partial solar eclipse; July 27 = total lunar eclipse; August 11 = partial solar eclipse. I will describe each of these more fully, as I get to the monthly blog posts for those months.

JANUARY 2018 Transits: (to fully understand what they mean for YOU, it’s best to book a yearly reading with me. Call 720-448-3742).

1/01/2018 – We begin with a FULL MOON in Gemini. Cancerians (ruled by the Moon) may feel more inward, or even a little lonely or isolated, as this is a 12th house transit for them. On the other hand (a saying Geminis are very fond of…) they may feel a lot of spiritual fullness within as they use this time to meditate or reflect on where they are and the kind of year they’ve just experienced, coming through the challenges triumphantly. A la that song, “I’m still standing!” ♪

1/01/2018 – Both Saturn and Venus go combust the Sun today. This could bring some heightened edginess or easy irritability for the signs ruled by these planets: respectively, Capricorn, Aquarius, Taurus and Libra. Saturn goes non-combust on 1/07/2018.  Venus goes non-combust on 2/19/2018.

1/06/2018 – MERCURY moves into Sagittarius. This is a welcomed position for those with Gemini Rising or Moon signs, as the ruler of their charts now shifts from the house of health problems, to the 7th house of business, partnership and travel. For Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, this is the 4th house of home, friends, vehicles, and self confidence, so it is also a good position.

1/13/2018 – VENUS enters Capricorn.  This is a friend’s sign so Venus is happy there. Good for both signs that Venus rules: for Taureans it will now be in their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, remedies and Natural Law. For Librans, this is their 4th house of comforts, home, friends, vehicles, self-confidence.

1/14/2018 – now the SUN joins Venus in Capricorn (which is one reason Venus is still combust into February, as they are traveling so close together now) This is not a friend’s sign for the Sun, which rules LEO. It is their 6th house of enemies, rivals, competitors, stress, worries, and health issues for our Leo friends, so they will have to wade through some of the above for a one month period now.

1/16/2018 – MARS happily enters Scorpio, its own sign, filling those who have this Rising or Moon sign with energy, courage, drive, initiative and the like. The only thing to watch for is possible bursts of anger or irritability, if things don’t happen as fast as you would like. Speaking of speed, better slow down, to avoid a speeding ticket during this transit! For the Aries Rising and Moon signs, also ruled by Mars, well…that is their 8th house, so there may be some vulnerability and changes to deal with.

1/26/2018 – MERCURY goes combust the Sun. This cycle in which a planet travels too close to the Sun (which makes a planet grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal) occurs more frequently for Mercury than any other planet, because it habitually travels closer to the Sun than the rest.  You may feel the subtle effects of just being more sensitive or reactive to things you normally would let roll off your back.  It can be helpful to employ meditative techniques to maintain your equilibrium and peace of mind during these cycles.

1/27/2018 – MERCURY enters Capricorn,  joining the Sun, Venus and Ketu in this Earth sign. Capricorn Rising and Moon sign people have a lot to juggle now, with many projects keeping them busy, some vulnerability brought to them by the Sun (ruler of their 8th house) but also some playfulness which Mercury and Venus traveling together generally bring to the party. This is the 8th house for Geminis, which represents vulnerability and transformation. It is the 5th house of education and success for Virgos, the other sign ruled by Mercury, so a better deal for the Virgos.

1/31/2018 – Total Lunar Eclipse, occurring in the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. Those with Cancer Ascendants or Moon signs can expect to feel more sensitive than normal, as Rahu tries to “put out the light” of this luminary. Moon represents mind and emotions so can effect the clarity of one’s mental and emotional level now.  This eclipse will be visible in the USA, thus it has more impact on Americans. Here are all the areas of visibility for this one: western North America, North/East Europe, North/East Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Antarctica,  the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.  It is interesting that our current president was born during a total lunar eclipse, so I will be watching to see how this one affects him.  It occurs in his 12th house of loss.

This is a perfect time to have your yearly Vedic Astrology reading with me, to see what the year ahead holds for YOU.  Wishing the blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner, in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 720-448-3742 (cell); or 928-284-4060 (home).  Thank you for your referrals.

I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couple compatibilities and astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a friend, please call me to schedule one of my 90 minute sessions.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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November Vedic Planet Blog and a Memorial Tribute

November 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner, happy to be back in Boulder, CO.  Tel. 720-448-3742 (cell); or 928-284-4060 (home).  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one especially as the holiday season nears, please call me, and we can schedule one of my 90 minute sessions.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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The Intense Planets of August, 2017

July 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tel: 928-284-4060.  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minute session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

 

 

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November Begins with a Mars/Venus Planetary War

November 1, 2015

Planetary War occurs when two planets are moving through their orbits within one degree of each other viewed from the perspective of we humans on Earth. Havoc ensues, and it’s winner take all in that power struggle, thus affecting the signs ruled by the loser.

In October we had Mars and Jupiter in a planetary war that ended on October 20, with the two of them taking turns vanquishing the other.  Then Jupiter and Venus got into the same degree and that war lasted from October 24-26.  Now we have Mars and Venus at it from October 31 through November 5th. Just in case you were feeling disempowered or had a somewhat rough couple of weeks here, this may provide some insight for you.  Especially if you have a Scorpio, Aries, Libra or Taurus Ascendant or Moon sign.  Back in October it would have been those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs who got affected, along with the Scorpios and Aries folks.

This battle is an interesting one….Mars and Venus started duking it out while still both in the final degrees of the fixed fire sign LEO.  As of tomorrow, November 2nd, they will both move into earth sign VIRGO just about at the same time!  Venus moves into this, its sign of debilitation, at approximately 7:05 p.m. MST, and Mars moves into Virgo at 7:41 p.m. MST.  The fact that the malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU is already in Virgo, can add to the planetary confusion and discomfort. 

VIRGOS – While on the one hand, those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs in their Vedic charts, may feel some relief by having benefic VENUS now transit through this sign (versus when all those planets had been stacked up in their 12th house of loss and expenses), this planet is weaker than usual in its sign of debilitation here.  Still, it rules the money houses for Virgos, the 2nd house of wealth and the 9th house of good fortune, so surely there will be some better financial karma delivered, once the planetary war is over.  Mars gives energy and drive, but also can cause Virgos to act more angry and impatient. Mars joined with Rahu can give passionate actions that are based more on whim than on Virgo’s normal common sense and logic.  We cannot ignore that Mars also stands for “accidents” and being the ruler of Virgo’s 8th house of vulnerability can bring same to those with these rising or moon signs, I’d suggest have a plan to “sleep on” any decision made on a given day and rethink it in the calmness and clarity of the next morning’s light.  But be careful of hasty actions, in any case.

November 12 – Saturn goes combust the Sun. This means, as the Sun approaches Scorpio, the sign that Saturn has been sitting in for some time, the nearness by degrees intensifies the negative effect on Saturn.  This condition goes on until December 16, so those ruled by Saturn, which in the Vedic Astrology system are Capricorns and Aquarians may be “feeling the heat.”  The Sun is fiery hot and Saturn is a cool, stoic planet by nature. They are great enemies so it is not so great when they are transiting together, which brings us to:

November 16 – Both the Sun and Mercury move into fixed water sign Scorpio this day.  Mercury has been combust the Sun (i.e. traveling too close for comfort) since October 26.  By this date it will be at the same degree as the Sun and thus completely in meltdown status. Once again, this is not great for the signs ruled by Mercury: Virgo and Gemini.  And it’s not helpful for dealing with communication in general. Tactfulness and diplomacy could go by the wayside during this time in our usual human interactions. Mercury also stands for commerce so that would be negatively impacted as well, so business owners, take heed.  Better to watch our words than to regret them later. Thus Scorpio suddenly has a lot of action happening, with divergent and contradictory energies of these three planets moving through this sign for the next month. Those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs, please take note, and try not to take personally some of the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that the contrasting energies of Saturn and the Sun may deliver into your experience now.

November 29 – VENUS moves from Virgo into its own sign of LIBRA. In this movable air sign Venus regains its power and those ruled by Venus (Libra and Taurus Ascendants and Moon sign people) should feel a lot better now, more playful, outgoing, social and attractive. Even the Virgos benefit as the ruler of their 2nd house of wealth, family and speech is now happily situated right in that 2nd house. Bring on the cash flow, Venus!

Those are the key astrological movements of this month.  Of course when the Moon goes through Pisces from late on November 20 until late November 22, it will be conjunct with KETU, the malefic south node of the Moon. Whereas this can enhance the intuition and sensitivity which Pisces natives are already known for, it can also bring “hindrance and degradation” which are hallmarks of Ketu.  Since the Moon changes signs every 2.5 days, roughly, I do not take the time in these blog posts to write those up each month. 

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All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Summer Begins – the Planets for June, 2015

May 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com  – please remember to check out my book: Falling Over Reno: The True Story of the Skyjacker’s Wife. http://www.marystevensonauthor.comI will be adding another blog post to my author website soon.

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PLANETS in the Merry Month of May, 2015

May 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com  – please remember to check out my book!

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March 2015 Vedic Astrolology Planet Changes

March 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ.  Tel. No. 928-284-4060.  Thank you for any referrals you may send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

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