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February 2019 Planet Transits

February 1, 2019

MARS is featured this month, moving into fire sign ARIES on 2/05/19. This is its own sign, where its energy is strong and healthy.

I’m trying a new format this month, going through each Rising Sign (so I hope you know yours, in the Vedic Astrology system; if not, contact me for a reading).  I’ll discuss how each relevant planet’s situation will effect each Rising Sign (or if your natal Moon is that sign, as well).

First I’ll list the dates of planet transit shifts, then get into the discussion, below that:

2/05/19 – Mars in Aries, until 3/22/19.

2/06/19 – Mercury enters Aquarius, until 2/24. Then it enters Pisces, its sign of Debilitation.

2/12/19 – Sun will be in Aquarius until 3/14.

2/17/19 – Mercury is now out of combustion (being too close to the Sun), which is helpful to improve communications across the board, as well as improve tactfulness and diplomacy.

2/19/19 – Full Moon in LEO. This is a good placement for those with Cancer Rising, as it is their house of family, wealth and communication. It may bring Leos a more inward feeling, for it rules their 12th house of solitude or isolation.

2/24/19 – VENUS enters Capricorn.

Aries Rising – The Ruler of your chart moving into your 1st house of self, body and personality will serve to energize you, so your natural flow of ambition, courage, and feeling action-oriented will prevail. Watch for doing things too hastily now.  When the Sun enters Aquarius, that brings success to your house of income, gain and fulfillment of desires.  The full moon will be beneficial in a good house for you. Mercury’s contribution is also positive up until it enters your 12th house (Pisces) on 2/24.  Then your health and vitality may not feel at its peak.  Venus’ entry into Capricorn brings blessings to your career house.

Taurus Rising – The Mars transit through your 12th house (Aries) is not as positive. Expenses may get activated by this transit.  However when Venus, the ruler of your chart, enters Capricorn on 2/24, this is a great help, for it is moving from your house of vulnerability into the best house (9th), increasing your good luck and good fortune.  This will help you feel like yourself again. 

Gemini Rising – Mars crossing your house of income nicely stimulates cash flow now.  The ruler of your chart, Mercury, getting out of the 8th house (vulnerabilities, transformation) and moving into Aquarius on 2/6, will restore a sense of connection with Natural Law and Dharma. Some travel may occur.  Then when Mercury enters Pisces 2/24, it is a boost to your career, and that will be your focus.  Mercury going non-combust on 2/17 is helpful to you on several levels.  Venus in Capricorn on 2/24, may increase some vulnerable feelings and affect your romantic relationships, which are already under some pressure with Saturn traveling through your 7th house since September, 2017.

Cancer Rising – The February transits of Mars, the Sun, and Mercury are all beneficial to you, in several ways, including career and income. The full moon will be auspicious for you, as well.  Venus once it is in Capricorn, is positive for your relationships.

Leo Rising – Mars in Aries is an improvement, as will be the Sun leaving your 6th house of conflict, enemies, rivals and competitors, to enter your 7th house of partners, marriage and travel on 2/12, making you feel closer to your partner. Mercury there is a plus as well. Once it moves into Pisces on 2/24, you will need to watch your spending, and may experience some skin or nerves issues.

Virgo Rising – Mars in Aries is not the most fun transit for you, as that is your 8th house of vulnerability.  Watch for getting “overheated” and your energy level may not be as great now, since Mars also rules your 3rd house of vitality.  Things are better with Mercury out of combustion on 2/17.  While Mercury transit Aquarius, your best use of this 6th house transit will be using your astute problem-solving abilities and being of service to others. It’s an easier time for you once it enters Pisces on 2/24, even if it is debilitated in that sign. Venus in Capricorn also on 2/24, is helpful to both your learning and teaching abilities, and contributes to your success. The full moon in Leo on 2/19 is your 12th house so their may be an inward or spiritual focus on that day, but be careful not to spend too much then.

Libra Rising – You will enjoy Mars lighting up your relationship house, which it owns. Nice. Especially after its less pleasant 6th house transit you’ve been experiencing.  Mercury while in Aquarius is positive, but once in Pisces, not as much fun. With your natural instinct for harmony and balance, you will get through that time.  Sun when in Aquarius, is also positive, for income and gain, which the full moon this month will also contribute to.  The ruler of your chart, Venus, going into Capricorn on 2/24, will connect you more with home, and friends, so that should be an enjoyable transit.

Scorpio – Mars in Aries…that is your 6th house, so you may find yourself confronting some inner or outer “enemies” or rivals, and perhaps feeling more feisty and competitive now. Mercury’s transits are both positive house placements for you. The full moon will be a good one, too, occurring in your 10th house of career and action. Venus has been fine for you where it is in Sagittarius, but will be a benefit to your vitality when it enters Capricorn.

Sagittarius – The Mars and Mercury transits are mostly positive this month, though you may have some issues with a child, with whom some anger could erupt. The full moon is auspicious, in your best house (9th). Sun in Aquarius is good for projects and getting things accomplished, using your hands. Venus moves into your 2nd house, helping to improve money matters 2/24. There is still task-master Saturn in your first house and it remains there until 1/20/20.

Capricorn – The Mars transit will be good for real estate matters for you, while it is in Aries, so that lasts well into next month. The Sun’s move into Aquarius takes some pressure off you as well, and is better for money issues. The full moon occurs in your 8th house so you may feel some emotional vulnerability or isolation at that time. Mercury’s transits will be okay for you. Once Venus enters your first house, that is a real highlight of the month for you, being good for the areas of career, success and romance. It remains there until 3/21. This may help some of the sting out of Saturn, the lord of your chart, still being in your 12th house of loss, expenses and isolation (until 1/20/20), as well as lunar node Ketu remaining in your 1st house until 3/23.

Aquarius – Aries brings you more energy this month.  The Sun crossing your first house may bring a partner closer to you. The same influence comes from the full moon in your 7th house of partners on 2/19. Mercury’s transits are good, first for a greater emphasis on romance, and making you feel sexy, and then once in Pisces, more focus on finances. Venus once in Capricorn 2/24, may bring foreign travel, greater spending or “bed pleasures.”

Pisces –  You will feel more comfortable with fiery Mars out of your 1st house of self and now in your 2nd house of wealth and communication. It can do you some good there, in those areas, but watch for letting irritation or anger creep into your communications.  Mercury in Aquarius is not such a good transit for partnerships, and you may also have some vehicle expenses. It’s better for you once it moves into Pisces on 2/24. On that day Venus moves to Capricorn, which is excellent for both energy and earnings.  The full moon occurs in your 6th house where it may increase some worries.

Just a reminder that your own personal planetary cycles (Dashas) carry more weight than most transits. Please consult me for a personal reading to see what those influences may be for you now. 720-448-3742.  Also, the big excitement occurs next month, when the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu change signs on 3/23. Stand by for the March report and how this big shift will affect you…it only occurs every 18 months.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Thank you for referrals you 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, recorded session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  720-448-3742 healingevents@yahoo.com    http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

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December 2018 Planet Blog

December 4, 2018

How have you all been surviving this latest bout of Mercury Retrograde? Well, hang on just a bit longer, for Mercury will go Direct motion at 2:19 p.m. Mountain time on Thursday, December 6 – and not a moment too soon, eh?

12/02/18 – Mercury becomes non-combust. So it will be now be traveling far enough away from the Sun not to have its qualities burnt to a crisp. This further improves communications, just as Mercury is getting out of Retrograde on 12/06/18. This will be a big forward boost of progress to greater clarity and understanding for all.  As usual, those whose Rising signs or Moon signs are ruled by Mercury (Gemini and Virgo) stand to benefit the most.

12/09/18 – JUPITER becomes non-combust the Sun. Thus this great benefic’s power to do good now increases. Those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs will greatly benefit, as will the Scorpios, since Jupiter has been traveling through this friend’s sign for some time. The damper that the combustion created on good luck and good fortune in general since 11/11/18 now lifts. Enjoy!

12/15/18 – The Sun enters Sagittarius. This one month transit is beneficial for Leos, who are ruled by the Sun, as this is a friend’s sign and their 5th house of success, education, children, and love affairs for the Leos. Sags benefit, too, as the Sun rules their 9th house of good fortune and brings many good qualities to them. Of course it will be traveling here with its enemy Saturn, which has been causing a lot of snags, delays and obstacles for my Sagittarius Rising or Moon chart friends since 10/26/17.  Having both Sun and Saturn here will be a type of “push/pull” energy for them, with Saturn wanting things to move slowly, but the Sun wants to put Sags into the leadership driver’s seat now. This can cause internal conflicts at time, and literal headaches unless you meditate or employ stress reduction techniques.

12/16/18 – Saturn goes combust the Sun. And here we were just speaking of Saturn! Not only is it now conjunct its enemy, the Sun, but they will be traveling in close enough proximity for Saturn to feel chafed and irritable. This is not great news for the Capricorns and Aquarians, ruled by this hermit planet. It’s already been a challenging transit for Capricorns with Saturn traveling through their 12th house of loss and expenses (gulp), and considering it ALSO rules their second house of wealth as well as their first house of self, body and personality, this just adds to the discomfort, as well as impacting their material fortunes. Sorry about that, Cap friends, but as the old saying goes, “You are no stranger to misfortune.” Your determination, strength and perseverance will get you through these times.

12/22/18 – Full Moon in Gemini. The height of its fullness takes place right at 11:00 a.m. Mountain time. The effects are mixed for the Cancerians, who are ruled by the Moon for this is their 12th house of loss and expense, seclusion or isolation. The energy can be harnessed in a positive manner, of course, by going on meditation retreats, enjoying deep meditations or spiritual experiences, foreign travels and bed pleasures.  For Geminis, it should bring prosperity your way, so enjoy.

12/23/18 – MARS moves into Pisces. The signs ruled by Mars are affected in the following ways: It’s beneficial for Scorpios, as this is their 5th house of success. For those with Aries Ascendant or Moon signs, this is the 12th house of loss and expense. It would be good for foreign travel or working on Enlightenment but otherwise, you could feel isolated or prefer solitude now.

12/31/18 – Mercury enters Sagittarius. Now we’ll have three planets in this fire sign. Mercury joins the Sun and Saturn there. Sag people will be juggling both a sense of wanting to be verbal, have fun, talk with friends and be expressive (Mercury) with a more serious, responsibility-driven energy provided by Saturn. And the Sun there will help them to keep taking charge and making strides in their usual creative way.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Thank you for referrals you sendme.  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, recorded session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  720-448-3742 healingevents@yahoo.com    http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

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MARS enters Libra Feb. 4th; Mercury goes Retrograde Feb. 6th

February 3, 2014

Are you ready for the astrological changes February is bringing in?

Well, ready or not, folks, here they come:

2/04/14 – fiery planet MARS enters the air sign Libra, where it will be conjunct with its enemy SATURN, which is very strong in his sign of Exaltation, as well as tricky north node RAHU.  This is going to be one doozy of a conjunction!  Yes, it does make me worry for possible outbreaks of violence throughout the world, including at the Olympics.  This is simply a very volatile planet line up.  Saturn is like the Immovable Object and Mars is like the Irresistible Force, to give you some idea of what I mean.  I am also concerned about several clients, friends and relatives who have been driven nearly to the edge already, just from Saturn and Rahu’s conjunction in Libra for the past year! Those of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs will be feeling this the most….

2/06 until 28 — Mercury will be retrograde. This can be expected to throw the typical monkey wrench into communication and any equipment which deals with same. Try not to take it personally, especially those of you with Virgo or Gemini Rising or Moon signs!

2/12 – Sun enters Aquarius – For Leo, the sign ruled by the Sun, this will be a pleasant change, as it leaves the 6th house of worry, enemies and obstacles and enters the 7th house of partners, travel and marriage, although this is still an enemy’s sign for the Sun, just as Capricorn was in the previous one month transit.

2/09 – 21 – Mercury combust the Sun.  Combustion occurs when a planet travels too close to the Sun. This condition makes the planet (and those ruled by it! – Virgos and Geminis) feel more irritable and crabby, rather than their usual diplomatic selves. Tactfulness may go by the wayside during this period.

2/18 – Mercury backs up into Capricorn (it has been in Aquarius).  Now we have the time to re-examine, or complete projects begun during the previous transit of this sign.

2/25 – Venus enters Capricorn – it is in a friend’s sign here and thus happy to bestow so many Venusian gifts upon those with Capricorn Rising or Moon signs: affection, comforts, even luxuries, pleasures – just be careful not to overdo it in terms of self-indulgence, Capricorns!

Looking ahead some into future months, there are some interesting points to consider:

 March 1st Mars will go retrograde, while in Libra.

March 24th Mars backs up into Virgo.  It does not go into direct motion again until May 19th.

JULY 13 will be a heck of a day!!

Early that day, at 1:40 a.m. MDT Rahu moves backwards, into Virgo (and Ketu into Pisces).  At 9:41 a.m. MDT Venus enters Gemini.  At 9:14 p.m. MARS enters Libra (again) and will stay there until September 4th!  So for awhile earlier that day, both Rahu and Mars will be in Sandhi (the gap) at late degrees of the same sign (Virgo) so that’s not a fun time, either.

When is the last time you treated yourself to a Vedic Astrology reading? It is only in the context of a personal reading that I can fully explain what all these planet movements mean for you now, and in the year ahead.

Thank you for any referrals you may send me for  a personal reading, yearly reading, couples compatibility reading or astrocartography reading,or if you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member of dear one. Please just call on me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session. From the Sunshine Corner, as ever, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, 303-473-9393, healingevents@yahoo.com.

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VENUS moves 7/31; SATURN moves 8/03!!!

July 30, 2012

VENUS – has been transitting its own sign of Taurus for an unusually long time, since 3/28/12. This is due to a retrograde period it had, while in this earth sign. 

On 7/31/12 Venus moves into the air sign of Gemini. Thus the debilitated Ketu will no longer receive the advantage of the Neecha Bhanga yoga which Venus was providing to it. (a from of yoga which lightens a planet’s debilitated status.) You Taureans will now have to deal with whatever tricks this south node may bring your way now, though it will at least continue to heighten your intuition.

LIBRA Ascendent and Moon sign people will feel special relief…as the ruler of their  charts moves from the most vulnerable house of “transformation, battle and disunion” into their BEST house, the 9th …connecting them to good luck and good fortune, remedies, pilgrimage and just being able to land on their feet (finally) and have a sense of progress!

8/03/2012 – There is yet MORE emphasis on Librans, as SATURN, our slowest moving planet, now begins a 2 year+ transit of this air sign.   It will remain in this sign until it moves into water sign Scorpio on November 2, 2014.

Saturn was already IN Libra for a few months, i.e. November 14, 2011 until May 15, 2012, when it retrograded all the way back into Virgo where it has remained ever since. Those of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs…do you remember how you felt in that 6 months period? I’d be curious to hear from you as it’s a bit of a complicated situation.

What I mean is this: Saturn is actually Yogakara or “best planet” for Librans, and brings Raj Yoga or kingly benefits wherever it goes in the birth chart. So it should be a relief for it to leave your 12th house of loss and expenditure, isolation, foreign travel (well that part might have been fun!), to now enter your 1st house of self, body, personality and the direction of your life. It will bring the flavor of the good things from your 4th and 5th house (which it rules in your chart) TO you. It will also be in its sign of Exaltation in Libra, thus its power is as strong as it can possibly be. 

However, we can not forget that Saturn also stands for “grief”, along with delays, obstacles, slow progress, hard work and responsibility. Those last two elements are something Librans actually quite like and embrace, along with the “being of service” quality of Saturn (so do Taurus Rising and Moon signs, but alas, Saturn moves here into your 6th house – nothing you cannot handle, of course).  

Virgo Moon people – finally out of the middle of Sadhe Sati, thus some big relief to you!

Leo Moon people – completely out of the 7.5 year Sadhe Sati now, so time to celebrate and enjoy.

As always, I welcome your emails or phone calls, to set up a personal Vedic Astrology 90 minutes reading with me to see what these planet changes mean for you personally. Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, from the Sunshine Corner, healingevents@yahoo.com.  www.vedicstarcharts.com 

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MERCURY Retrograde 7/14-8/07/12

July 12, 2012

Our next Mercury retrograde period begins this Saturday night, July 14, at about 8:12 p.m. MDT. In Vedic Astrology, this occurs in the water sign of Cancer, a sign of sensitive emotions. With Mercury representing communications, some verbal interactions (or email) that occur in this period, could seem more emotionally charged than usual.  As always, Mercury retrograde gives us plenty of “opportunity” to be misunderstood! It’s important now to be more careful in analyzing any contracts one has to sign.

Adding to this transit, will be a period Mercury combust the Sun as well, thus more afflictions for this planet. Combustion period is from July 21st – August 5th.

Those with Virgo or Gemini Ascendants or Moon signs will feel it the most. When a planet is combust, those whose charts are ruled by it, may feel and act more restless, irritable, upset, and easily angered or annoyed than normal.  Thus you (and your friends!) have been warned to try and moderate those impulses. 

Retrograde ends for Mercury on August 7th at 23:36 MDT.

 In other starry news for July, the Sun joins Mercury in Cancer on July 15th.

Venus will enter Gemini on July 31st and transit in this air sign until August 31st.    

To discover what all this means for your own individual chart, life and times, please contact me for a natal or yearly reading.

Thank you, Mary Stevenson, from the Sunshine Corner. healingevents@yahoo.com  website: www.vedicstarcharts.com