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February Planets Dance Through the Vedic Star Sky

February 1, 2016

We start the month with Jupiter being the only planet in retrograde motion.

January 7th is the date Jupiter went retrograde. It gets out of this condition on May 9th, which is when relief comes to the signs it rules, Sagittarius and Pisces. Thus if your Ascendant or Moon sign is one of these, you now have the opportunity to work on finishing up some old business or getting to the bottom of a situation that had eluded your grasp previously.  That is one thing a retrograde period is good for.

A further complication for our Sag and Pisces friends is the situation of Jupiter being conjunct, to the very same degree for some days now, with malefic Rahu, the north node of the Moon, who is known as the “seizer.”  The lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, only eclipse our solar system luminaries, the Sun and Moon, in the technical sense. Energetically though, those ruled by Jupiter could feel that something is trying to “eclipse” their goals or feelings at this time.  Because both Rahu and Jupiter are in backwards (retrograde) movement now, this to-the-very-degree situation will continue for some time.  By Feb. 20th they will finally at least be more than one degree apart, which will help some.

Virgos and Geminis in the Vedic Astrology zodiac have been feeling relieved since the ruler of their chart, Mercury, got out of retrograde on January 25. 

Feb. 8 – MERCURY moves into Capricorn, a friend’s sign (its friend Venus joins him there on Feb. 12th).  For Virgos this represents the 5th house of learning, education, success, children and love affairs, plus inclinations of the mind.  Thus Virgos get the good end of this particular transit.  For Geminis, the other sign ruled by Mercury, it is not as much fun, as Capricorn represents their 8th house of battles, disunion, transformation and vulnerability.  We can only ask the all-important question, “What am I to learn from this situation?” rather than let possible insecurities overtake us during this period of changing circumstances.

Feb. 12 – VENUS enters Capricorn, a friend’s sign.  This bodes well for both signs ruled by this great benefic, Libra and Taurus. For the Libras, the ruler of their chart will now be crossing the 4th house of home, real estate, friends, vehicles, self confidence.  There could be some cozy times spent at home or genial social gatherings with friends now.  For the Taureans, Capricorn represents their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, destiny, dharma, remedies, pilgrimage, natural law, higher education, etc.  Thus our Taurus friends should be in for a period of feeling lucky and on point in their endeavors.

As a reminder, your Dashas are King! That means your personal planetary cycles weigh more in the analysis of a chart reading, than do the transits.  I give insights on where the planets are in the sky each month in this Blog, to offer a taste of what this 5,000-year old aspect of Vedic Science can do to offer insights into the trends going on in your life, but nothing replaces a personal chart reading, FYI.

Feb. 13 – The SUN moves into Aquarius.  For the Aquarians, the Sun owns the 7th house, representing partners, thus those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs could easily attract to themselves a business partner or new personal relationship during this 30-day transit.  Conversely, for the Leos, who are ruled by the Sun, they will find themselves able to and interested in reaching out to other people and partners, as the ruler of their chart will be crossing their 7th house.

Feb. 20 – Things heat up for Scorpios as their planetary ruler, MARS enters their sign, joining its enemy Saturn, which has been transiting there for some time.  Mars remains here until June 17.  Saturn doesn’t move until January 26, 2017.  These two planets represent the cross-purpose concepts of “hurry up, and slow down.”  Mars wants to get everything done YESTERDAY (or sooner), thus bringing much drive, energy, initiative and action into the energy field of Scorpios.  But Saturn wants a more moderate, deliberate pace.  Saturn brings detachment and delays, humility and hard work.  It is not to be trifled with! And certainly won’t let itself be pushed around by impatient Mars, which can sometimes cause an individual to act rashly…the very opposite of Saturn’s cautious nature.  Thus if  you have a Scorpio Moon or Ascendant, you may experience some internal push/pull or paradoxical forces operating within your psyche and your life until Mars moves on, March 1st.

We shall have some interesting changes to discuss next month, with a March 8/9 (depending on your time zone) total solar eclipse, and a partial lunar eclipse on March 23.  As if that were not enough excitement, Saturn goes retrograde on March 25!  Stay tuned.

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. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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Planet Moves for January 2016 – Mercury Retrograde 1/05-25/16; RAHU & Ketu Move 1/08

January 2, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO ALL!

Let’s see what the Vedic stars hold in store for us in this new year.  As always, you can contact me at 928-284-4060 if you would like to set up a personal reading to see what secrets your own chart reveals for the year ahead.

January begins with a fairly peaceful line up of planets.  Mercury is in Capricorn (a friend’s sign); Jupiter is in Leo (a friend’s sign); Mars is in Libra, and it was a big improvement when it moved there on December 15, getting out of that conjunction with Rahu in Virgo.  Yes, Virgos still have to contend with Rahu (north node of the Moon, and a tricky malefic) but only until January 8th!  Likewise, Pisces has the other half of this “cosmic serpent” crossing this compassionate water sign until that same date. More on this big move, below.  Venus joined its friend Saturn in Scorpio on December 25, bringing some ease to the Scorpios who have been weighed down by hard work taskmaster Saturn for some time.  This is an easier line up than we’ve had for a while, for most signs. However….here come the changes, for these planets are always moving!

1/05/2016 MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE.  We all get affected by this condition of the planet that governs communication, diplomacy, tactfulness and commerce, but those with Gemini or Virgo Rising or Moon signs always feel it the most. Mercury will go Direct motion again on 1/25/2016.

Be cautious about the usual snags in communication, misunderstandings and the like now, and the frustrations they cause.

Thus 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 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 prepare 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, resorting to your clever sense of humor to make it through those big waves.

1/06/2016 – Speaking of retrogrades! Tonight the great benefic planet Jupiter goes retrograde motion.  This “appearance of going backwards” as seen from our vantage point on Earth, actually means that Jupiter’s influence gets stronger. That is what happens with the benefic planets. Their benefic qualities actually get stronger in such a period. The two signs ruled by Jupiter, though, will feel different results.  Sagittarius Rising and Moon sign people get the best of the deal, since Jupiter is crossing their 9th (best) house of good luck, good fortune, remedies, pilgrimage, dharma, natural law, higher education, religion and philosophy. As with all retrograde periods, they get an opportunity to revisit some previous issue, not totally resolved in the past.  The planets make sure that we cannot run and hide from working out situations that our soul wishes to learn and grow from. Pisces Ascendant and Moon sign people have the lord of their chart crossing the 6th house.  That house deals with health problems, mental stress, anxiety, delays, enemies, rivals and competitors. Some of the opportunities for growth that life presents to these compassionate individuals is to transcend the need to be a “rescuer” and not let people lean on them and constantly drain them. That ends up helping no one, in the end. Thus Pisceans can sometimes end up being “their own worst enemy” especially with a transit like this.  This retrograde period for Jupiter lasts until May 9th.

1/08/2016  Mercury goes Combust the Sun.  It remains in this condition until 1/19/16.

By now, you may know how this goes: watch your temper and tendency for impatience or irritability, which may get imbalanced now. This cycle in which a planet travels too close to the Sun makes it feel grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal.  Combustion occurs more frequently for Mercury than any other planet, because it habitually travels closer to the Sun. Nonetheless, you may feel the effects of just being more sensitive or reactive to things you normally would let pass. Employ meditation practice to maintain your equilibrium and peace of mind during these cycles. Mercury rules the skin and  nerves, so being combust the Sun may cause imbalances in either of these areas now.

1/08/2016 – RAHU AND KETU CHANGE SIGNS ONLY EVERY 18 MONTHS. This is the day that Rahu moves backwards (the only direction the Nodes ever move) into Leo and Ketu moves backwards into Aquarius.

This brings big relief to the Virgo and Pisces Ascendants and Moon Sign people in the Sidereal Zodiac upon which Vedic Astrology is based. Congratulations. You survived the last year and a half of some ups and downs, tricky, unexpected events, even chaos, or in the case of the Pisceans, hindrance, embarrassment or just not feeling “seen.”  All that gets alleviated for you now.

For LEOS, since you already have benefic Jupiter crossing your sign, this should not be so bad.  Because the nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu, are “upagrahas” i.e. “planets with no body,” they absorb the energies of any planets with which they may be conjunct during a transit.  In other words, Rahu will be soaking up some of the benefic qualities of Jupiter! Nice.  Leo Rising and Moon sign people will thus feel more passion and intuition, a greater need for excitement and transformation, but that can be a good thing. Keep in mind, please, that Jupiter does move out of Leo and into Virgo on 8/11/16. Then you will have to deal with Rahu alone in your sign.

Aquarians must utilize the energy of Ketu now for going within, doing work behind the scenes, and having a more spiritual focus for the next 18 months.  That should be right up your alley.  There may be sudden “aha” moments, epiphanies of cosmic insights, if you cultivate an openness to receiving that type of guidance.

1/14/2016  The SUN moves into Capricorn for its one month voyage in this movable Earth sign.  The Sun typically is not so happy in this sign ruled by its enemy, Saturn.  It cannot feel as expansive as its nature would like here. Leo Rising and Moon sign people will find this time of year somewhat of a challenge as the ruler of their charts crosses their 6th house of delays, enemies, rivals, competitors, stress and health issues. So take care of yourself and have patience, as “this, too, shall change.”

1/14/2016 MERCURY backs up into Sagittarius, during its retrograde motion. You may get the opportunity to finish something important that you started in that earlier transit, but didn’t get to finish at that time, or get to the root of a problem that you had to put off dealing with before.  This represents “good houses” for both signs ruled by Mercury. For Virgos, it is the 4th house and for Geminis, it is the 7th, so that should help some, even though you are still dealing with the retrograde status of the lord of your charts.

1/18/2016 Benefic VENUS joins its friend Mercury in the fire sign Sagittarius.  The “Sags” get to feel all happy, playful and attractive for this period. Communication and social events will be the hallmark of this transit for you.

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. vedicstarcharts.com

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The Planets of April in the Vedic Sky

April 15, 2015

First of all, I’d like to share an example of how the planets’ influence can work in our lives, even in small and practical ways. As you know, I try and get my blog written and sent out the very first of each month. Well….here it is mid-April, and I’m just getting a chance to get to it! For various reasons including travel, my time has just been totally absorbed with other things. I’d think about my blog and want very much to get to it, but there were always “hindrances.” Considering that the Sun rules my 2nd house of communication, and that its been transiting with malefic Ketu – which stands for hindrance and degradation! – from mid-March until just yesterday, now we see the explanation for this delay. Finally, with Sun now in Aries, I can write.  So that’s my planet story and I’m sticking to it. LOL.

4/04/15 – much ado was made about the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse on this date. It was visible in North America so those of us living here would be affected by it. Some Jyotish pandits feel the effects last from 2 weeks before, until 2 weeks after, an eclipse. Some extend that period to be a month before, up to a month after. This eclipse occurred in the practical earth sign of Virgo, so those with Virgo Ascendants or Moon signs would have felt it the most. Rahu, the malefic north node of the moon which caused this eclipse, has been crossing Virgo since 7/13/14 anyway, causing a range of upheavals, transformation and unexpected events. We have to remember that eclipses are not auspicious events, in the Vedic Astrology system.

4/06/15 – Venus entered its own sign of Taurus, where it is strong and happy.  Those with Taurus Ascendants or Moon signs should be feeling especially good now, and yearning to be surrounded by affection, beauty, luxury and comforts.  Librans are also ruled by Venus, but having the ruler of their chart now crossing their 8th house is not as good, because it can increase the feelings of vulnerability and bring too many changes to deal with.  Depending on what house Taurus represents in your chart, will determine how good this transit may be for you. Having a personal chart reading with me, will let you see all those details. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

4/08/15 – Benefic Jupiter got out of retrograde motion and went Direct again! This very positive planet has been crossing the sign of Cancer, where it is exalted and thus most powerful since 6/18/14 and it will remain there until 7/13/15.  When a benefic planet is retrograde, it makes it even more powerful, yet retrograde periods can still produce a period where things seem to be “going backwards.” Now Jupiter can happily march forward bringing good influences to many, and especially generous benefits to those of us with Cancer Rising or Moon signs.

4/09/15 – Mars went combust the Sun. When a planet is traveling too close to this fiery luminary, its qualities get “burnt” a bit. Aries and Scorpio are ruled by Mars so they are the ones who need to watch out the most for feelings of impatience, irritability or anger during this time. At least Mars is in Aries, its own sign, so it feels powerful now.

4/11/15 – Mercury entered the fire sign Aries, joining Mars there. It was a relief for Mercury and those ruled by it (Virgo and Gemini) to get out of Pisces, its sign of debilitation, and of course, to get away from tricky Ketu.  It is especially well-placed for the Geminis, in their 11th house of gain and income. For the Virgos among us, there will be some vulnerability or uncomfortable “changes” since Aries represents their 8th house.  It will move into Taurus later this month, on 4/26.

4/14/15 – The SUN entered its sign of Exaltation, Aries. Now we have a planet pile-up there, since Mars and Mercury are already in this fire sign.  Those ruled by the Sun (Leos) will feel more active and have greater success now.  Each year there is a 2.5 day period in which both the Sun and Moon are in their signs of Exaltation. There is one day designated as Akahaya Tritiya, “The Day of Lasting Achievement”, which I understand is 4/20 here in the USA this year (in India it will already be the next day 4/21). It’s a great time to begin something new.

4/22/15 – Mercury gets out of combustion with the Sun, so this is a relief for the Geminis and Virgos, and helps communication in general become more civil, polite and tactful.

4/26/15 – Mercury enters Taurus.  This connects Virgos with their 9th house of good fortune, so it’s a positive change for them. For the Geminis, this is their 12th house of isolation, loss and expenditure, so the best use of the time is to go inward and enjoy meditation, while watching your spending!

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 2015-04-11 12.02.00

 

 

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Planet News for February, 2015

January 31, 2015

Mary Stevenson Vedic Astrologer is my new Facebook page for my work. I’ll be posting more frequent updates on that if you care to “like” it and follow weekly planet changes on that site.

My website has several articles I’ve written, including one about the difference between western and Vedic Astrology, which you may find helpful. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

February planet changes include some positive news for Virgos and Geminis Ascendents and Moon signs, as MERCURY, the lord of their chart goes “non-combust the Sun” on Feb. 4, and finally gets out of Retrograde, going direct on Feb. 11.  Communications should flow more smoothly for everyone after that, as well as dealing with any equipment concerned with communications.

Feb. 12 – the SUN moves into the fixed air sign of Aquarius late in the day. Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs will enjoy having the ruler of their sign, the Sun, move into their 7th house, of partners, business and travel, after spending 30 days in their 6th house of obstacles, delays, enemies, rivals and competitors.  Both Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn, thus the Sun will continue to transit in an enemy’s sign, but at least the house position is better for Leo individuals.  Since the Sun can also represent “government”, perhaps the humanitarian properties of Aquarius can now help our politicians do some GOOD for the public, rather than the stubborn, Capricornian constant bickering. We can hope for this improvement.

Feb. 12 – on this same day, MARS now enters the dual water sign of Pisces. Mars owns “money houses” for those with Pisces Rising or Moon signs, so it’s good on that level. Ketu has already been crossing the sign of Pisces since last July, so having Mars join it there, will add a boost of energy, but it may be the impulsive kind, which needs to be tempered with some common sense, vs. jumping into anything.  We have to remind our Pisces friends that “haste makes waste.”  Also,  another reminder is to avoid any type of substance abuse. If you have a latent tendency in that direction, as a Pisces, Ketu may be triggering you to act out more on that impulse.  Understanding the planetary influences on your chart at this time can be very helpful, as in the old saying “Knowledge has liberating power.” At least Ketu should be deepening intuitive abilities in our Pisces friends now.

Feb. 15 – Benefic VENUS now joins Mars in Pisces and this is the sign of exaltation for Venus where its positive energies can shine brightest.  Here Venus can inspire the Pisces folks to feel more beautiful (and sexy, too, with Mars crossing there in conjunction with Venus). We cannot forget the additional effect of having Ketu there in the mix. On the down side, Venus can make a person feel more “self indulgent”, as well as the positive influence of feeling more creative and affectionate at this time.  There are many Pisces Rising or Moon folks that I have known who already come with a built-in lack of “self discipline” anyway, so this planet combination can exacerbate the situation. It pays to be mindful about these planetary affects.

At least we do have the continued blessing of benefic JUPITER shining his aspect from his sign of Exaltation, Cancer, onto Saturn, AND on the sign of Pisces and all the planets that will be traveling through that sign this month, including Ketu, Mars and Venus. Thus he is able to keep these planets “in check.”

So there you have it….February is not a long month, and this year, there are not a lot of major planetary shifts happening, except for the relief everyone will feel when Mercury gets out of retrograde, on Feb. 11.

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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October Planets: Mercury Goes Retrograde! 10/04-25/2014

September 29, 2014

Vedic Astrology Planet Movements for October, 2014

First we’ll check in on the Libra and Virgo Ascendants and Moon sign people:  How’s that going for you, having the ruler of both of your charts in planetary exchange?  Mercury moved into Libra (Venus’ sign) on 9/20, and Venus moved into Virgo (Mercury’s sign) on 9/24.  It’s a good thing that these two planets are “friends” and thus happy to be spending time in each other’s “houses.”

The current “compound dignity” for each of these planets in their transiting positions is “great friends” which is as positive as it sounds. Here’s how their interaction translates for your sign:

It’s just fine for the Virgos among us.  You have Mercury, the ruler of the 1st house of “self” sitting now in your 2nd house of “family, wealth and speech.” (and vice versa, Venus, ruling your 2nd house of wealth, sitting in your 1st house of “self” bringing its wonderful benefic, enriching qualities to you.) Even though Venus is in its sign of debilitation here, it can still bring positive results.  Venus also governs your 9th house of good luck, good fortune, dharma, and natural law. So to have that 9th house ruler crossing your house of self, is beneficial. A planetary exchange creates a much tighter bond between the areas that each planet stands for, than just having the ruler of your chart crossing that house.  It gives a greater energetic impact to your experience of these significations, as they manifest in very practical ways. However, Rahu, the north node of the Moon and a tricky malefic, is also traveling in Virgo with Venus, so you can still experience the kind of ups and downs, and unexpected events that Rahu is famous for, Virgo friends.

Libras on the other hand (as if you haven’t been through enough lately!) are having to deal with Venus, the ruler of your chart, now crossing your 12th house of “loss and expenses” which is also the house of isolation or conversely, seclusion, i.e. you may CHOOSE some alone time right now.  In your case, the exchange is between your 1st and 12th house rulers, so you may not feel as outgoing as normal, or just overloaded with everything on your “To Do list.” You will have to be careful of your spending at this time. Your energy could also be feeling somewhat low or sluggish due to the debilitated status of Venus in the sign of Virgo.

10/04/14 – MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE!  It will stay in this backwards-appearing motion until 10/25/14.  We get to “enjoy” this learning experience at least three times per year, for three weeks at a time.  It can gum up the works as far as our channels of communication are concerned (and oftentimes do the same with our communications equipment).  However, we can also get a chance to finish projects that were begun previously which we may have had to put off, at such times.  I would advise being conscious to try for the most tactful approaches in your conversations, both written and in person.  Do not assume that you really “got” what the other person just said, nor that they really understood your meaning and intentions!  That’s just the way this planet influence works, so it’s always good to check in and ask if they meant “X” or “Y’ thing, when communicating with others now.

10/08/14 – TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE – this celestial event will be visible in Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean and the Americas.  This eclipse will occur in the sign of Pisces, where the Moon will be joining Ketu, the south node of the Moon, which already moved into this dual water sign on 7/13/14.  People with Pisces or Cancer (the sign ruled by the Moon) Rising signs or Moon signs, will feel it the most. One type of experience you may have now is greater intuition or a sudden mystical understanding, so it’s not all bad. However, the ancient Vedic texts advise against looking at the eclipse itself. Eclipses are considered negative omens traditionally, as either Rahu (north node) or Ketu (south node) is trying to “swallow” or put out the light of one of the luminaries of our solar system, the Sun or the Moon. It is advised not to eat at that time, and especially any pregnant ladies should not be outside to receive the rays of this darkening of the Moon (or Sun) for such inauspicious events.

10/10/14 – to make things even more “interesting”, Mercury also goes “combust the Sun” on this date, while it is still retrograde. That means it is traveling too close to the Sun for comfort and thus feeling more irritated and angry then normal. Those of you ruled by Mercury (Virgos and Geminis) will likely feel it the most.  Be mindful of getting easily irritated during this period.  It gets out of combustion on 10/22/14.

10/16/14 Mercury backs up into the previous sign of Virgo on this date, while still in retrograde motion.  Since this is its own sign, it will be comfortable here, and communication can actually increase in clarity to some degree for the Virgo Rising and Moon signs.

10/17/14 – it’s that time of year when the SUN moves into LIBRA, which is a sign loving peace, harmony and balance. However the Sun is in debilitated dignity here, thus feels the weakest.  Libras can enjoy the 11th house qualities which the Sun brings your way: “gain, income, fulfillment of desire”, but Leos who are ruled by the Sun, may not feel as vital and vibrant as they usually do.

10/18/14 – Venus moves into LIBRA, its own sign, where it is happy and strong. Those of you with Libra Rising or Moon signs will get to feel more energy and also be feeling more attractive now, with benefic Venus crossing your house of self and body.

10/18/14 – on this same day, MARS moves into the fire sign Sagittarius.  This will bring mixed influences to the Sagittarius Ascendants and Moon signs. While Mars rules your 5th house of success, education, children and intellect, it also governs your 12th house of loss and expenses. Thus Mars can bring a taste of “all of the above” while it transits your sign. It stays here until 11/27/14…when it moves into Capricorn, where it enjoys Exalted dignity. That’s something for the Capricorns to look forward to. 

10/23/14 – PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE – this event will be visible in the north Pacific Ocean and in North America.  Since the SUN will have moved already into the air sign LIBRA on 10/17/14, and the north node Rahu is in Virgo, this eclipse is more of what I call a “glancing blow”, as the light will not get totally “put out” by malefic Rahu. Still, those with Leo Rising or Moon signs (which are ruled by the Sun), may be feeling a little more sensitive and out of sorts than you normally do on this day.

To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life, please call me for a 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 just call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Total LUNAR Eclipse 4/14-15; SOLAR Eclipse 4/29

April 6, 2014

Planet Movements for April, 2014

April 3, 2014 – Mercury went into Pisces, where it is “debilitated” or weaker than normal. This could affect tactfulness and diplomacy in general, and particularly affect those ruled by Mercury, the signs of Virgo and Gemini.  However this transit is in a good house for those with these Rising or Moon signs, so really should not be so bad. In other words, not like a “Mercury Retrograde” period!

April 12, 2014 – Mercury becomes “combust the Sun”, meaning traveling so close to the Sun that it can feel irritated and react rashly.  This status lasts until May 8th, and WILL affect Geminis and Virgos, so this is good to know, as a reminder to focus on patience now, as best you can.

April 13, 2014 – SUN enters ARIES, its sign of Exaltation, where it is the stronger and most powerful.  This will be a most auspicious transit for those with LEO Rising or Moon Signs, as the Sun rules Leo. Your leadership abilities should be outstanding now.  Aries sign folks will feel full of energy and dynamism, as well. This is a one month transit.

April 14 -15, 2014 – TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.  This eclipse is interesting and unusual for a number of reasons. In terms of our local time here in Boulder, CO (Mountain Daylight Time), it begins at 10:53 p.m. on April 14, in the sign of VIRGO. But then the Moon quickly moves into the next sign LIBRA at 11:29 p.m. April 14th, to join the strong Saturn which has been in this sign for so long, and the malefic RAHU, which is trying to now “swallow” the light of the Moon, to put it out, and thus causing the eclipse.   Locally here in CO, we will experience the full effect of this eclipse on April 15th at 1:06 a.m., and it is over at 4:37 a.m. on April 15th.   This celestial event will be visible from North and South America, most of Europe, East Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

April 20, 2014 – MERCURY enters Aries, where it joins its friend, the Sun.  Thus we see it will have a rather brief stay in Pisces, the previous sign, where it was debilitated.  Virgos and Geminis should contact me for a reading to understand the full impact on them personally, for this particularly transit.  It is basically GOOD for the Geminis, for gain and income, and can cause some feeling of “vulnerability” in the Virgos.

Annular Solar Eclipse of April 29

Now malefic Ketu, the south node of the Moon, tries to put out the bright light of the Exalted Sun in Aries. Just a reminder that no eclipse is considered as a positive thing in Vedic Astrology, but quite the opposite.  This eclipse will be visible in the following areas: the South Indian Ocean, the south edge of Indonesia, all of Australia, and Antarctica.  We are fortunate that this event will not be visible here in America.  Here is some very interesting information which I found on the NASA eclipse info website:

The first solar eclipse of 2014 occurs at the Moon’s descending node in southern Aries. This particular eclipse is rather unusual because the central axis of the Moon’s antumbral shadow misses Earth entirely while the shadow edge grazes the planet. Classified as a non-central annular eclipse, such events are rare. Out of the 3,956 annular eclipses occurring during the 5,000-year period -2000 to +3000, only 68 of them or 1.7% are non-central (Espenak and Meeus, 2006).

April 27, 2014 – benefic VENUS enters Pisces, its sign of exaltation which is grand news for those with Taurus rising or Moon signs, since Venus is the lord of your chart, and will now be crossing your 11th house of gain and income, in high status.  It rules Libra as well, but having Venus crossing your 6th house in such high dignity can actually increase your worries, stress, anxiety or “rivals, enemies, and competitors”, so this is not as comfortable for you Libra folks.  Other signs should expect more positive results from this transit, except for the Leos among us, as this is their 8th house of vulnerability and for the Aries folks, it is the 12th house of loss and expenditure, which may be increased for them in this time…until VENUS moves into Aries on MAY 23.

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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New Year’s Day New Moon in Sagittarius – good for “new beginnings”

January 1, 2014

Are you ready for 2014?  We are off to a nice start on January 1st as the New Moon occurs at 4:15 a.m. MST in the fire sign of Sagittarius.

New Moons are known to be a great time to start something new, so I advise taking action on your New Year’s resolutions, even if it is just to write down an intention in your journal.  That may feel self-empowering, to set in motion the energy towards accomplishing your goals.  Of course 4:15 a.m. Mountain Time is rather early to roll out of bed and get into action, but that is the exact moment in which both Sun and Moon will be at the same degree and thus the official “new moon” in Sagittarius. The Moon is in this sign along with both Mercury and the Sun. Those with Sagittarius Rising and Moon Signs (in your natal birth chart) should especially enjoy the boost this gives you to start the new year with an optimistic spirit.

As 2014 begins, the two great benefics Jupiter and Venus are both in retrograde motion. Thus, the signs ruled by Jupiter (Sagittarius and Pisces) as well as those ruled by Venus (Taurus and Libra) may have that classic feeling of “some things going backwards” in their lives. Yet when a benefic planet is retrograde, it is even stronger to give its gifts, so this is not entirely a problem here.  Venus will “go direct” on January 31, and Jupiter not until March 6.

Venus is currently in Capricorn, a friend’s sign, but due to the retrograde motion, it backs up into Sagittarius on January 6. This will bring even MORE activity (and pleasure, comforts, luxuries, and earnings) to those with Sagittarius Ascendents or natal Moon signs! No complaints there.

After a couple of days with THREE planets in Sag. (Sun, Venus, Mercury), Mercury moves into Capricorn on January 8th. This is still helpful to the Sag’s, as communication will continue to be stimulated, plus their actions bring in money now and business should be good. For those ruled by Mercury (Virgos and Geminis), the Virgos will enjoy success and easy learning if their focus is on studies now (Capricorn is their 5th house). For the Geminis, Mercury in Capricorn represents your 8th house of transformation and vulnerability, so take care of your health now and don’t get too fixed on certain decisions made earlier, as they are likely to change. Yes, again!  LOL – Geminis are forever trying to decide between “on the one hand, this; but on the other hand, that” as their symbol is the Twins! Indecision thus reigns.

The SUN moves into Capricorn on January 14th and stays there for a month. This is not the most comfortable place for the Sun, on its yearly journey around the zodiac, as it is an “enemy’s sign.”  For Leos, who are ruled by the Sun, this is your 6th house of obstacles, enemies, rival and competitors, so better stay on your toes and try some relaxation techniques like meditation when you get home from all the stress at work each day.

For those with Capricorn Rising, like President Obama, the Sun rules your 8th house, bringing some vulnerabilities and thus still many fires to put out, so to speak, and a changing landscape upon which to navigate, rather than the stability which Capricorns would prefer.

Some of the exciting highlights of our upcoming slower-moving planet changes are as follows, and we will discuss these more in depth as we get closer to these dates are:

  • 6/18/14 JUPITER enters CANCER, its sign of Exaltation! This will be a delightful development for those with Cancer Rising or Moon signs, as Jupiter represents good luck and good fortune, happiness, good judgment and for us ladies, it represents husband. What a grand 12.5 months this will be!

  • 7/13/14 RAHU and KETU, the lunar nodes move, which only happens every 18 months. They always move backwards, thus Rahu enters Virgo, while Ketu will enter Pisces. This will actually be a HUGE blessing to get malefic tricky Rahu off the exalted Saturn in Libra. Finally Saturn should be able to give us the best of what it stands for in an unimpeded manner: duty, responsibility, structure, humility, dedicated service, and the ability for the mind to transcend. Those in the service industries will feel relief, at last.  Perhaps the minimum wage will finally get raised, at the national level.

  • It will be so interesting to experience TWO of the slower moving planets being Exalted at the same time: Jupiter and Saturn. From the sign of Libra, Saturn will be aspecting (“looking at”) Jupiter, which may hold in check any tendency for Jupiter to be too expansive for that period.

In any case, there are some welcome changes to look forward to in 2014, in terms of the astrological influences, and I welcome your inquiries for a personal reading to see what it all means for you. My contact phone number is 303-473-9393, or write me at healingevents@yahoo.com. Website http://www.vedicstarcharts.com.  All blessings to you, from the Sunshine Corner!