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The Planets of August, 2014 – Vedic Astrology Update

August 7, 2014

Starry greetings to you, from Sedona, Arizona!

First I have an inquiry: how many of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs in the Vedic system “felt a change” once Rahu had moved out of Libra on July 13th?  I’ve had two reports of profound improvement, which I had been predicting for some time, and glad that my Libra friends finally can feel some relief. Of course that will be even more so, after November 2nd when Saturn also moves out of Libra.

August 7th – Venus enters Cancer and stays in this water sign until August 31st, so the Cancerians can enjoy the comforts, pleasures, affection, creativity, art, music, even some luxuries, and sociability which this benefic planet brings.

August 8th – Benefic JUPITER, which just so recently (6/18) entered CANCER, its sign of Exaltation for a one year transit, this date will get out of being “combust the Sun” which began on July 9th. Thus those ruled by Jupiter – Pisces and Sagittarius – should feel relief now.  They could have been feeling more on edge or easily irritated,  more than they normally ever do, during that combust period. 

August 12th – Mercury enters Leo and will stay there until August 29th.  For Virgo Ascendents and Moon Sign folks, this represents the ruler of your chart crossing your 12th house. Thus you could feel a bit more isolated or conversely, craving some solitude during this time. There may also be some unwanted expenses or losses during this transit. For Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, here the lord of your chart is crossing the 3rd house which may serve to make you quite busy with projects, writing or interacting with a sibling. Also short journeys are enhanced for the Geminis at this time, while it is a good time for Virgos to do some foreign travel.

August 16th – SUN enters LEO, its own sign. Here the Sun is very happy indeed and those with Leo Rising or Moons, will feel energized and “on stage” now – they love to be in the limelight and get attention, so this will be easier to accomplish now, and let their natural leadership ability shine, than the previous one month journey of the Sun through their 12th house would have been.

August 23 – Finally Mercury gets out of the combust the Sun period which began on July 26.  This has been another period (and we are still in it until August 23!) where communication in general could be a little more “snappish” than we are used to, and this especially affects the Geminis and Virgos.  Care will need to be taken with both the spoken and written word during such transits…efforts should be made to employ more tactfulness, friendliness and diplomacy, all qualities which Mercury represents, as the Combustion makes those be in short supply until this is over.  Also, the Pitta or heat element could be out of balance in the Gemini and Virgos’ physiology as well as psychology whenever a combust the Sun time occurs, so take measures to “cool off” on all levels.

August 29th – Mercury enters VIRGO, its own sign, where it is very strong and even gets exalted in the middle degrees of this sign.  It will stay here until September 20th.  Virgos and Gemini Rising and Moon signs can enjoy the increased energy of the ruler of their charts being in such high dignity. Communication, curiosity, friendliness and commerce will benefit for most people now, since Mercury governs all these areas.

August 31st – VENUS enters Leo where it will stay until September 24th. Benefic Venus brings her blessings to this fire sign now. Venus is the ruling planet for Taurus and Libra Rising and Moon signs. For Taurus, Leo is the 4th house so this helps you enjoy the pleasures of home, friends and family now. Were you thinking of buying a new vehicle? This could be a good time for that. For Librans, this is your 11th house of gain, income, fulfillment of desire, so quite a nice transit for you as well.

Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New 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 readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

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July 1, 2014 – Mercury Goes Direct!

July 1, 2014

July 1st – we are again free of the Mercury Retrograde influence, which so often gums up the works with interpersonal communications or even communication equipment.  Those who are the happiest for this change will be those ruled by Mercury: anyone with a Virgo or Gemini Ascendant or Moon (and to a lesser degree, Sun) in the Vedic Astrology or Jyotish system.

Reminder: if you have not had your Vedic chart read by me as yet, this will help you understand how your birth chart appears in our system, which is based upon the Sidereal Zodiac: just take every planet and the also the degree of your Ascendant back 23 degrees from whatever they are in your western astrology chart, and that will give you a good idea of what your chart looks like to me, so that my Blog posts can be of use to you.

July 9th – benefic Jupiter, which has so recently entered its sign of Exaltation, Cancer, where we will enjoy its strength to deliver so much good for a little over one year, on this date will go “combust the Sun”. This means traveling too close to the Sun. Those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs, may feel a little “hot under the collar” or have some Pitta-aggravation during this period, so try and watch your tempers as there will be a tendency to get annoyed over trivial matters. This period lasts until August 8th.

JULY 13th – the day we’ve all been waiting for!! Librans – finally some relief for you!  I am sure you remember my previous Blog report about the significance of this day.  Rahu backs up into Virgo, while Mars will move forward and join Saturn in Libra, and it stays there until 9/04/2014.  Just a reminder, Mars and Saturn don’t like each other! So I am very sympathetic, Librans, but there is still some intense energy for you to deal with until Mars moves away from its enemy Saturn. Still it is an improvement over having had RAHU (north node of the Moon) there for the past 18 months anyway!

July 13th – Venus also moves this day, into the air sign of Gemini, where it will be in a friend’s sign.  This represents positive house placements for both Taurus and Libra Rising signs and Moon signs, and Venus feels rather playful in this sign.

July 16th – Sun moves into Cancer, a friend’s sign. This represents the 12th house for Leos who are ruled by the Sun, so they could be feeling inward in a spiritual way, or have a chance for some foreign travel in the next 30 days, but also may feel some isolation. The Sun will be traveling here with its great friend, benefic Jupiter, which is certainly all positive for those with Cancer Ascendants and Moon sign folks — Sun brings 2nd house energy (wealth, family, speech) to the Cancerians of the zodiac.

July 20th – SATURN goes direct! It has been retrograde for quite some time, so this is a nice shift. Those ruled by Saturn are Capricorns and Aquarians. They will get a sense of “progress” now and forward motion, after perhaps treading water for so many months, since March 2, 2014.

July 28th – Mercury enters water sign Cancer, joining Jupiter and Sun there.  So the planets will be “having a party” in this compassionate, nurturing Sign of Summer!

May you enjoy the Summer, as the planets shift. Wishing you many blessings, from the Sunshine Corner, now here in Sedona, AZ. New Tel. No. 928-284-4060. 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.  Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com.

 

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SATURN now out of Retrograde; Sun moves into the sign of Cancer

July 16, 2013

SATURN goes Direct – Hello Libras, Capricorns and Aquarians, we got a lot of ‘splainin’ to do!

Saturn has been crossing the Air sign Libra since 11/15/2011, and those with Libra Rising or Moon in the Vedic Astrology system have been feeling it (and to a lesser degree, those with Sun in Libra natally). Note: Vedic Astrology is based on the Sidereal Zodiac. 

On February 18, 2013, Saturn went retrograde, which is “the appearance of going backward”.  A planet in retrograde motion just gets stronger to deliver what it stands for. Considering that Saturn was already in Libra, its sign of Exaltation (where it feels strongest), this has been one powerful Saturn (see my previous Blog posts on this subject).  It has had to dance through this sign with malefic North Node Rahu as well, since January 14, 2013.

JULY 7, 2013 SATURN WENT DIRECT AT 10:50 p.m. MDT.

Typically it is a good thing when a planet is Exalted, however, “exalted Saturn means exalted grief” according to one of my teachers.  Therefore, my sympathies have really been with the Librans who have been bearing this load for so long.  In an interesting twist, Saturn happens to be your Yogakaraka planet (brings best results) so perhaps you have not been feeling as badly as some do, when this planet is crossing the first house of self, body, personality and direction of your life.  However, we must also consider its conjunction with RAHU, so you have definitely have been experiencing the “seizing and letting go” qualities of this North Node planet of Transformation and unexpected events.

Saturn stands for hard work, duty, humility, responsibility and gives the mind the ability to transcend. On the other end of the scale, it also can bring depression, delay, obstacles, slow progress, and separation.

For those with Capricorn or Aquarius Rising or Moons (signs which Saturn rules), at least Saturn has been crossing a very good house for you: the 10th house of career, name and fame for Capricorns; the 9th house of good luck and good fortune for Aquarians. Now that Saturn’s forward motion has been resumed, projects and goals you have been working toward can gather momentum and get completed, at last.  Please note that it will take until October 14, 2013 for Saturn to move forward back to the same degree it had reached, prior to going retrograde. Therefore, it may take you that long to manifest all the things you’ve been working on.

Now some important information for those with Virgo, Libra or Scorpio natal Moons: Have you heard of “Sadhe Sati”? Well, you are IN it right now. 

Sadhe Sati is a scary term for those with a bit of knowledge of Jyotish or Vedic Astrology. When Saturn transits progressively through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from your natal moon, this is called Sadhe Sati. Saturn takes 2.5 years to pass through each sign (30 years to make one round of the zodiac). Its journey through these three houses in a row in your birth chart totals 7.5 years. Sadhe means “half” and Sati translates to “seven” and hence the name Sadhe Sati. There is a general belief that the Sadhe Sati period brings dissatisfaction, disappointments, depression, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results, but actually this is not always the case. Saturn may behave this way to a greater or lesser degree; it really depends on the individual’s birth chart and inner motivation for and action towards, self growth as well. For example if Saturn is acting as your yogakaraka planet, it generally does not cause such a measure of problems in your life. Most people go through three major periods of Sadhe Sati in their lifetime since it recurs for us every 28 years; four periods are very rare (though my own mother did live through her fourth Sadhe Sati since she was born into her first one and lived until nearly 94 years of age).

Sadhe Sati’s Influence

While it is true that during this 7.5 years Saturn transit period people do experience some tensions and troubles, it is nothing to be afraid of. Even while giving some delays, frustrations and obstacles, it does not deny you success. As a matter of fact, a number of people prosper to new heights during this period. Sadhe Sati is about doing one’s obligatory duties without attachment or aversion to same. One who always maintains this approach and attitude towards life, is least affected by Sadhe Sati and in fact may gain during this period. However if anyone is arrogant, egotistic, unsympathetic, and lazy vs. hard-working, then he is targeted during his Sadhe Sati and Saturn can make him go through a lot of hardships.

Those with Virgo Moon are in the last one-third of their Sadhe Sati. Those with Libra Moon are in the middle part (generally regarded as the most challenging since Moon stands for mind and emotions and Saturn stands for “grief” – there is a feeling of some external, environmental pressure on you).  Scorpio Moon people are in the first one-third of their 7.5 year Sadhe Sati period.  If it is troubling you too much you could always have a “Yagya” done and I have an excellent source in India, for this spiritual service, if you wish to contact me.

July 16, 2013 – The SUN has entered the Water Sign Cancer, which is a friend’s sign. This will help bring Cancer Ascendents or Moon sign people closeness to family, more powerful expression and should be a better cash flow, too.

July 17, 2013 – VENUS enters Leo, a Fire Sign, making the Leos of the Zodiac feel more sensual and attractive and bringing in a very active and energetic time for them.  This is the 2nd house for the Cancer Ascendent and Moon sign individuals, so can add more prosperity and increase communications.

July 17, 2013 – MERCURY goes non-combust, i.e. gets far enough away from its proximity to the Sun, to be free of the malefic effects from the heat of the Sun. This will also add to clarity of intellect and better communications, especially for the Virgos and Geminis.

July 20, 2013 – MERCURY GOES OUT OF RETROGRADE!  At last this latest 3 week  Mercury Retrograde period is over. It is safe to come out of hiding and not have one’s communications equipment blow up, go out of order, or just feel more free of being misunderstood now!

 As usual please feel free to forward this blog post to others, and I appreciate referrals. I may be contacted to book personal readings at 303-473-9393 and healingevents@yahoo.com – thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer     http://www.vedicstarcharts.com is my website.

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Planet Update! Mercury enters Leo 8/28; Venus enters Cancer 8/31 on a Blue Moon

August 28, 2012

So many things to share as the grahas (planets) dance into their next positions in the Cosmos!

Did any of you notice a particularly intense few days from August 12th through the 16th ? That is when Mars and Saturn (“great enemies” to one another) were having a “planetary war.”

Saturn had entered its sign of exaltation Libra, on August 3rd (by the way, it only JUST got of Sandhi or “the gap” on August 26th, so now has full power).  Well, after a long time together “duking it out” in the sign of Virgo, Mars once again is conjunct Saturn as they transit Libra, which Mars entered on August 13th.  They were traveling close enough together (within one degree of each other) from August 12 -16, for that to be considered “planetary war.” Not a fun time for either planet! 

In a nutshell, that would not have been comfortable for any of the signs ruled by Mars (Aries, Scorpio) OR Saturn (Capricorn, Aquarius), much less their host sign of Libra, so if you have either an Ascendant or Moon sign of any of the above, you will know what I mean, from your own experience!

For Aries Ascendants and Moon signs these 2 planets are crossing your 7th house of business, partners and travel, so there could be some difficulties with relationships.  The natural competitive urges of those with this sign will be running into delays and obstacles, at least.

Right now, it is the Scorpio Rising or Moon signs, that I have the most sympathy for. Not only is the ruler of their chart Mars, traveling with arch enemy Saturn, but that is occurring in their 12th house of loss, expenditure, and isolation.  Scorpios are already by nature a somewhat secretive lot, and guard their privacy. You may see even less of your Scorpio friends during this time of going inward.  Remember that they also have the affliction of malefic RAHU crossing their sign, where it is debilitated (thus meaner than usual, even), which stays there until January 14, 2013.

On top of that Venus has been crossing Scorpio’s 8th house of “transformation, battles and disunion, and vulnerability). Venus stands for partners, plus rules Scorpio’s 7th house of spouse or partner, so it is just all shaping up to be a rather intense time….unless they use the 8th house (and 12th house) sexual energy as these transits can also provide a time of focusing on this type of sensuality and “bed pleasures.”  Considering all of the above, “yikes!” we say for the Scorpios!

VENUS MOVES INTO CANCER August 31st, the same day as the 2nd full moon this month, which makes it a “blue moon.”  There is no special Vedic Astrology significance to this occurrence, to my knowledge, just an interesting coincidence.  My calculations show that the Moon will be at its fullness point at approximately 8:00 a.m. MDT time (Colorado time) in the sign of Aquarius.

Cancerians will enjoy this transit of Venus, which owns their 11th house of income, as well as their 4th house of friends, self confidence, comforts of home, vehicles, property…bringing these items or qualities into their lives.  This is an improvement since it was crossing their house of loss in the prior transit.

It should prove a relief to the Scorpios too (see above!) as finally benefic Venus will be crossing their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, Natural Law, etc.

Venus in the Virgo Ascendants and Moon sign folks’ 11th house of gain and income, should help them in that area.

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 303-473-9393 Boulder, CO 80304

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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