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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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October Planets: SATURN moves at last, on the 26th

October 2, 2017

Autumn greetings to you all, from a chilly and rainy Boulder, Colorado. I hope you are feeling blessed as this new season arrives.

Let’s go right to the main attraction of planet movements this month, since this event occurs only every 2.5 years.

10/26 – SATURN MOVES INTO SAGITTARIUS!  My many friends with Moon in Scorpio will be so glad to feel that weight lifting off of them, after its 2.5 year stay in that sign. Oh, Saturn briefly entered Sagittarius earlier, from 1/26 to 6/20 but then went retrograde to once again tap dance on the Scorpio Moon minds and hearts, which the Moon represents. It will be a blessed relief for those of you with a natal Scorpio Moon to finally go into the last third of your 7.5 year Sadhe Sati period, i.e. just not as intense for you.

So what about us?, you Sag Moon people are thinking, yes? Well, at least Saturn rules your second house of wealth, so can bring some money to you — but it will be the hard way, through work and service, and you can expect it to come with delays, snags and obstacles. If your natal Moon is in Sagittarius, you may also experience some grief during the next few years. Sometimes that is not related to anything going on in the outer world. This placement can simply bring internal angst and feelings of isolation, etc.  Sadhe Sati gives an opportunity to look deep within at what really matters in this life, and become more detached and philosophical. Try to use this period to your advantage, in terms of spiritual growth.

And now back to our regular order of business:

10/09 – VENUS enters Virgo. It is in this Earth sign that Venus experiences debilitation, i.e. not as strong here. Thus the signs it rules, Taurus and Libra, will  not feel as robust as usual, perhaps. Especially for the Libras, it is not such a good placement as Virgo represents your twelfth house of loss, expenditure and isolation. But it can be a good time to go inward and perhaps attend a meditation course or retreat. For Taureans, it is a good house placement at least, as the fifth house connects you to children, lovers, success in the relative world or speculative matters, plus education.

10/12 – JUPITER goes combust the Sun. This great benefic recently entered the air sign of Libra (on 9/11).  It rules the sign of Pisces, so this placement in the Pisceans’ eighth house can bring vulnerability on the physical level and transformation. Parts of life as you knew it will undergo changes, ready or not, Pisces friends. For the Sagittarians, the other sign it rules, this placement is in your eleventh house of income and gain, so it’s a better scene for you. Take advantage of this placement to ask for a raise, or buy a property, for Jupiter also owns you fourth house of real estate. For the host sign of Libra, well, Jupiter does not rule your best houses. It can bring you some energy, but also some stress and worry. Also, you will have to be careful not to put on extra weight for the year that Jupiter will be in your first house!  Being combust the Sun makes a planet more irritable and not able to give its best significations. This condition lasts for Jupiter until November 9th.

10/13 – MARS enters Virgo. Here it joins Venus, the Sun and Mercury. So it’s a four planet party for the Virgos. Mars adds more ambition, energy and action to the mix, but also, since it owns the eighth house for Virgos, some vulnerability. Be careful of doing things too fast, which can lead to accidents. Also try to avoid being more quarrelsome than usual, as Mars can represent anger and irritability. Mars rules Aries and Scorpio. Virgo is the eleventh house of gain and income for the Scorpios so good for you, in that department. For Aries, this represents your sixth house of health problems, stress and worry, so take measures to maintain your health, and meditate for relaxation and to avoid the stress this period may bring.

10/13 – MERCURY also moves a little later on this day, into a friend’s sign, Libra.  This is a mixed blessing for the Libras, as governing your ninth house of good luck and good fortune, remedies, pilgrimage and natural law, it can bring those qualities to enjoy in practical ways in your every day life. However, it also governs your twelfth house of loss and expenses. Thus you will have a mutual exchange of houses now, with the lord of your chart, Venus, sitting in the twelfth house and ruler of the twelfth house, Mercury, in your first house of self, body and direction of your life. You can make a lot of spiritual progress now if you focus on that. The other choices are foreign travel or “bed pleasures”!

For Geminis, Mercury here is in the fifth house of success, education, children, so it’s a nice placement for you. For Virgo, the other sign ruled by Mercury, this is your second house of family, wealth and communication, so also a good placement.

10/17 – The SUN enters Libra today. This is its sign of debilitation where it is weakest. For the Leos, which the Sun rules, this represents the third house of short journeys, projects, and vitality. It’s not a bad placement and you will still feel fairly ambitious. For the Libras, this planet rules your house of gain, so it can act in a positive fashion to bring you better income or gain of any item for the next month.

10/26 – As discussed above, SATURN enters Sagittarius.

10/31 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN! MERCURY goes non-combust the Sun, so Geminis and Virgos will enjoy some relief from that condition, and communication for everyone should improve.  Mercury had been combust since September 21. May the planets now bring you many “treats” and fewer tricks!

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in Boulder, CO.  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, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

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Big Planet Changes for September, 2017 – Mercury is out of Retrograde

September 6, 2017

The Sunshine Corner has moved back to Boulder, Colorado! I look forward to providing my Vedic Astrology services to you from this fair city. My contact info remains the same.

There’s a lot to discuss with some major planets shifting this month, starting with:

9/02/17 – Mercury got out of combustion with the Sun, easing the way for smoother communications and especially helping our Gemini and Virgo friends.

9/05/17 – Mercury went Direct motion! This is of even greater importance to the Geminis and Virgos, whose signs are ruled by this planet, so they really feel it whenever Mercury is Retrograde.  In addition, Mercury governs commerce (buying and selling) so things should flow more smoothly for those engaged in commerce, plus it governs communication in general, thus by extension our communication devices, the intellect, and friendships. It also signifies tactfulness and diplomacy. Expect improvements in all of the above areas now.

9/08/17 – RAHU and KETU CHANGE SIGNS!  These are the north and south nodes of the Moon, respectively.  They only move every 18 months, and always in a backwards direction.  I am aware that some empheris users see this movement as occurring on Sept. 9th, but what my software shows is just about 6:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight time for the shift of Rahu into Cancer and Ketu into Capricorn.  The effects are too detailed to mention in this report.  Suffice it to say that those with Leo or Aquarius Rising, Moon or Sun signs will feel some relief, as Rahu and Ketu finally move out of their signs after 18 months.  Those with Cancer Rising, Moon or Sun signs are in for a lot of changes, with Rahu standing for “transformation.” Get ready to turn on a dime, Cancerians, and don’t become too attached to your well-laid plans right now.  Ketu brings more intuition to the Capricorns, but it does also stand for “hindrance and degradation” so they could be in for a time of feeling invisible to some degree, and some embarrassing situations are bound to arise. Either that, or dealing with some situations that arise from past karma.

9/11/17 – Another of our slower-moving planets, benefic Jupiter moves on this date, from Virgo, into the air sign of Libra. He only moves about every 12.5 to 13 months, so this is another big shift of planet energy occurring in September.  Jupiter governs the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces. For the Pisceans, this new position represents the 8th house of transformation, vulnerability, battles and “disunion.”  This could represent internal changes, or changes in aspects of the outer life, including career, as Jupiter governs their 10th house of career. It’s a better setup for the “Sags” as this is their 11th house of gain and income. For Librans, Jupiter does not rule the very best houses, so they may experience some “mixed results.” Having to watch out for weight gain, would be one of them!

9/14/17 – VENUS moves into LEO, bringing its pleasure-seeking, comfort-loving ways to this fire sign.  This move takes place close to midnight MDT, therefore won’t be experienced until the next day in time zones to the east of us here in Boulder.  Because of the houses Venus owns from the viewpoint of Leo Ascendants and Moon sign people, they should feel a nice boost of energy and be more active now, as well as enjoy indulging in their favorite comforts and luxuries. Venus rules Taurus and Libra. The Taureans get to enjoy pleasant times at home, entertaining friends and family; also the possibility is there to enjoy some new vehicle.  For Librans, this is their 11th house of gain, income and fulfillment of desire, so it will also represent positive experiences for them during this transit, which lasts until October 9th.

9/16/17  – TWO planet changes happen this date: MARS gets out of combustion with the Sun (good news for Aries and Scorpios, to feel less pressured and irritated), plus the SUN enters Virgo.  The Sun in this practical, logical Earth sign, brings warmth to the land as we move into the harvest season. Virgos may feel a bit more inward now, as the Sun rules their 12th house of solitude and isolation. They will need to watch their spending habits now. Leos will enjoy having the lord of their chart passing through the 2nd house of wealth, speech and family, enlivening these important areas of life.

9/21/17 – Once again Mercury goes combust the Sun, i.e. traveling too close to the fiery orb for comfort. Thus all that Mercury signifies could get “singed” a little, from diplomacy and tactfulness, to communication and clear thinking.

9/26/17 – Mercury will be so much happier to move into VIRGO today, which is its own sign. This strengthens the logical, clear thinking aspects of all who are ruled by this planet, those with Gemini or Virgo Ascendants or Moon signs.  Mercury stays in this sign until October 13th.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in Boulder, CO.  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, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

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JULY, 2017 – Planet Movements in the Vedic Sky

July 3, 2017

For the Summer, your Sunshine Corner is enjoying Boulder, CO, where I lived for 18 years. Great to be seeing so many friends here again. So if you are in Colorado and want an in-person reading with me while I’m here, please call me. 928-284-4060 or 928-821-6946. Thanks and starry blessings.

How’s everyone feeling now that Saturn has retrograded back into the sign of Scorpio?  It seems like my friends with a Scorpio natal Moon are feeling it the most. A reading can tell exactly how this sometimes severe “Tester” may affect you during this transit. At least it is better for the Capricorns, to have the ruler of their charts once again crossing the house of gain and income instead of its earlier time in Sagittarius, the house of loss and expenditure for them.

July 2nd – MERCURY entered Cancer where it will stay until July 20th.  This is a nice setup for the Gemini Rising and Moon chart folks to connect with family, friends, and funds. There should be a nice flow of communication and cash coming in from this transit. For the Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, it is also a positive placement. Mercury here connects them to gain, income and fulfillment of desires.  Enjoy it while it lasts!  It’s a bit of a mixed blessing for the Cancerians, whose sign is hosting Mercury. It can bring 12th house losses, expenditures, some isolation, but also energize the desire to communicate or write, including some contact with siblings, which should be positive, in most cases.

July 3rd – MERCURY goes non-combust the Sun, which is beneficial for Geminis, Virgos and most everyone’s communication, which can now flow more easily and we can all feel more understanding as we interact with others.

July 11th – MARS enters Cancer, its sign of debilitation. This annual event brings out the worst in Mars, though it MAY bring some energy to Cancer Ascendant and Moon people, as it is their Yogakaraka, or best planet.  The negative end of the spectrum of Mars energy can show up as irritation, quarrlesomeness, anger, restlessness. So for those ruled by this fiery malefic, Scorpio and Aries, these are some qualities you may experience until Mars moves into Leo on August  26th.  When not at its best, Mars can cause rash actions, ambition that goes out of bounds in terms of civility. You get the picture.  Stay cool, figuratively and literally, to control this overheated time now.

July 16th –  The SUN enters Cancer. Here it is in a friend’s sign for a one month period.  Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs may enjoy some foreign travel now, or going on a retreat or meditation course.  The Cancerians should find this placement good for bringing in more cash and greater closeness with some family members.

July 20th – MERCURY enters Leo on this date, helping to make the Lions of the zodiac more talkative.  It is a helpful transit for them, too, for attracting income, gain, various financial dealings going well, etc.  For Geminis, the ruler of their charts now passing through third house brings on more projects to keep their minds and sharp intellects busy.  For Virgos, also ruled by Mercury, it is not so positive a transit, as feelings of isolation may come up, and not as much action on the career level, as they would desire.

July 26th – VENUS transits Gemini now, and this lasts until August 20th.  This helps the sign of the Twins feel more social and playful, and may bring some romance to the front burner.  It can increase business for the Virgos.  It’s good for Taureans, ruled by this great benefic Venus, to have it crossing their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication.  It is a great improvement for Librans, also ruled by Venus, to have the lord of their chart get out of the 8th (most challenging) house of transformation and vulnerability where nothing feels very stable or steady, to now go into their 9th (best) house of good luck, good fortune, Natural Law, Pilgrimages and remedies.

The following two months are going to be real doozies, with so much intense planetary energy happening then. We have the two eclipses in August to deal with, and the one on August 21st will be a TOTAL solar eclipse, visible in the USA, so we get the impact of that.  Mercury will go retrograde on August 12th and combust the Sun on August 19th.  Saturn will go Direct motion on August 25th.

September brings sign changes for the two nodes of the Moon (Rahu and Ketu) on the 9th and Jupiter moves to Libra on September 11th.  These are significant shifts for planets which only change signs every 18 months and 12 to 13 months, respectively. Let’s see what it will mean for you.

Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner.  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. vedicstarcharts.com

 

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February 2017 Planets: Monthly Vedic Astrology Blog

February 2, 2017

February Planet Report….

Are you Scorpios enjoying the relief of Saturn’s recent movement OFF of your Rising Sign, Moon sign or Sun sign?  That occurred on January 26th. Already some of my friends, especially the Scorpio Moon groups, have shared with me their feelings of relief from Saturn’s grinding pressure.

2/03/17 – Mercury moves into Capricorn, a friend’s sign. It will join the Sun there.  This placement is fine for the Virgos, ruled by Mercury, but not so good for the other signed ruled by Mercury, Gemini.  This 8th house for them represents Transformation, battles and disunion, vulnerability, life and death. So it’s never exactly comfortable when it’s making this transit each year.  Mercury will move on 2/22/17 into Aquarius, bringing some relief.

2/05/17  – The great benefic Jupiter goes Retrograde!  This lasts until 6/09/17.  Jupiter is currently in Virgo, which should bring to this earth sign both friends and partners, so that is a nice placement for them. The two signs ruled by Jupiter are Sagitarius and Pisces.  The placement for both of them is okay. When a benefic planet goes retrograde, it is generally thought to enhance its benefic energies. (The opposite is true for a malefic planet).

2/10-11/17 – Depending on where you live, this partial (penumbral) lunar eclipse will occur over one of these dates.  The range of visibility will be in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia.  Please remember that eclipses are never auspicious but just the opposite and their effect is felt most greatly in the areas in which they are visible. It looks to me that it will be at full effect here in Sedona, AZ on Feb. 11th around 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.  This eclipse occurs in the sign of Leo.

2/12/17 – The Sun moves into Aquarius for a month. Though still in an enemy’s sign (as both Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn), this will be a much better placement for the LEOS, who are ruled by the Sun. It is going away from their 6th house of rivals, enemies and competitors into their 7th house of business and partnerships, also travel.  

2/16/17 – Mercury goes combust the Sun (traveling too close for comfort). This condition will last until 3/21/17. Those most affected are Virgo and Gemini Rising and Moon signs, but everyone will have to watch for being less than tactful. Try and keep communications positive and thoughtful now.

2/22/17 – Mercury enters Aquarius.  This is helpful to Geminis as it is their 9th (best) house, but not so helpful for Virgos.  This is their 6th house of worry, health problems, enemies, rivals and competitors. Plus it will be traveling with tricky Ketu, so watch your back, literally and figuratively.

2/26/17 – Annular Solar Eclipse.  This partial eclipse will not be seen in the USA. It occurs in the sign of Aquarius. Those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs may feel especially intuitive at this time, but it’s not a good moment to make big decisions or take actions.  It will be visible in S. America, Atlantic, Africa, Antarctica.

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Blessings of the planets to you, from the Sunshine Corner in from Sedona, AZ.  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, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

 

 

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August: JUPITER Entered Virgo/SATURN Goes Direct

August 12, 2016

Hello Vedic Astrology fans! Sorry for the delay in getting my August blog out.  Once again, I’m blaming it on the planets.

After a lovely two months visiting my former home town of Boulder, CO and all the dear friends there, I arrived back in Sedona on Sunday night to find I had no internet service.  It took three days of speaking with my carrier Century Link (after long holds on the phone) to finally get it sorted out – to a degree, but it’s not perfect. I was finding that people in the phone department couldn’t help with the internet issue and vice versa. One hand does not know what the other is doing over there!

This is so symptomatic of the type of “push/pull” energy that the Mars/Saturn conjunction continues to throw out, into each of our lives, that is experienced in various ways. Right now viewers are gripped with watching the OLYMPICS on TV. I have watched some of the competitive spirit of these planets spill over into looks and comments between competitors there.  It affects everyone.  Not least of which are the conflict hot spots around the globe and our own presidential politics here in the USA.

August 11 – JUPITER moved into VIRGO, ending it’s one year+ travel through the fixed fire sign of LEO.  Since January 8, 2016, malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU has been traveling there with it, causing upheaval, passion and chaos for some Leo Ascendants.  It is important to note that this is Donald Trump’s rising sign. Now…without benefic Jupiter there to mitigate the effects of raging Rahu, we can expect more unusual and even disturbing behavior. However, at this time, the benefics Venus and Mercury are traveling through Leo, so that helps to sweeten up the energy while that transit lasts.  Don’t hold your breath. Mercury moves on 8/19 and Venus moves on 8/24.

August 13 – SATURN GOES DIRECT, after being in retrograde motion (the appearance of going backwards) since March 25, 2016.  This will be a positive change for those ruled by Saturn (Capricorn; Aquarius) as they can once again experience more ease in circumstance “moving forward” in their lives, vs. all the effort it has taken to get things done these many months. 

We cannot ignore the challenging fact that Saturn’s mortal enemy, Mars, is still traveling with it, through Mars’ own sign of Scorpio, thus it is more powerful than Saturn here.  Right now the two are a little more than five degrees apart.  The negativity gets far more dangerous (accidents, warfare, terrorism, etc.) when these two malefics “duke it out” once they are at exactly the same degree (which is called a “planetary war”). It won’t be comfortable for anyone for that time period, but especially if you have a natal Scorpio Rising or Moon sign.  August 24 and 25 are the days to watch out for, but…the effect of  the two of them “traveling in a close orb of influence” will be felt for some days before, and after, those dates.

August 16 – SUN moves into its own sign of LEO.  Here the Sun is strong and powerful.  Unfortunately for those with Leo Rising or Moon signs, it adds to the excessive “Pitta” (Ayurvedic principle of heat in the body) and their moods could reflect that even more than usual, in terms of irritability, quarrelsomeness and anger.  Furthermore, it adds to the innate tendency towards ego and vanity. Leos know they are natural leaders, and some of them (see above paragraphs) just want everyone to “get out of the way, so I can do my thing.” There is not going to be any “please” or “thank you” to their demands now. These planets do not contribute to any finesse, grace, and thoughtfulness towards others. Remember — the Sun will be conjunct with malefic RAHU in this fire sign.

That brings me to point out that this conjunction is leading up to the solar eclipse that will take place in Leo on September 1st.  Just lucky for us that it won’t be visible here in America, but the Leos may still feel some effects of “having the light go out” as malefic Rahu “swallows” the Sun for a brief amount of time. More on that next month.

August 19th – Mercury enters VIRGO, its own sign, wherein it achieves Exaltation status in the middle degrees of this sign.  Intellect is strengthened, as are tactfulness, diplomacy and principles of commerce (buying and selling).  This is not a moment too soon for those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs. Better to have the ruler of their charts crossing the first house of self and body, then where it has been, crossing their twelfth house of “loss, expenses, isolation” since July 26th.

August 24 – VENUS enters VIRGO – its sign of debilitation which may cause Venus to feel weaker. It does receive some “neecha bhanga yoga” (cancellation of debilitation) from its friend Mercury, with whom it will be conjunct.  This is the fifth house for Taurus Rising and Moon sign people, thus a positive transit for them. The other sign ruled for Venus is Libra, and this is the twelfth house (of loss, expenditures, seclusion or isolation, possible foreign travel) for them, so therefore, not as comfortable.

I will point out again, that once Venus moves on this date,  it leaves just the Sun, transiting with Rahu through the sign of Leo.  I’m sorry but I just must say it, unless we are dealing with very evolved Leos, who have learned to master the lessons of humility and service, well…it will simply be “Ego on steroids” for the Leos you may have to deal with now!  Good luck with that.

August 30 – MERCURY RETROGRADE COMES AROUND ONCE MORE.  This period will last until September 21st.  Take a deep breath, let out a few sighs, and just realize that anything you say may be misconstrued and held against you!  Yes, the planet of communication, each time it goes through this “appearance of going backwards” condition, does really warp or play havoc with either personal communications, or any equipment having to do with communication.  Since I’ve already had to deal with my own internet being out, I hope I’ve already paid my dues in advance!

All the best, from the toasty Sunshine Corner in from 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 minute, taped session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com. vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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Planets of MAY: Jupiter Out of Retrograde on May 9th

May 7, 2016

How are the planets treating you this month? To me, it’s been like a case of “planetary bumper cars” – in other words, rather jarring. I never liked bumper cars, as a child.  One of my spiritual teachers said “Your chart is your curse,” and by that he meant, that all the karma we souls have taken on in this particular incarnation can be seen in our charts, including our strengths and talents. (Currently Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter are still all in retrograde motion; Venus and Mercury are combust the Sun).

May 9th – JUPITER GOES DIRECT MOTION. This is the first bit of good news to share, since we’ve had the occurrence of FOUR planets in retrograde motion and TWO in combustion with the Sun….all of which produce rather challenging conditions.  Jupiter rules Sagittarius and Pisces, and has been traveling through the fire sign Leo since July 13, 2015.  Since Jupiter is a great benefic, that’s fairly nice for the Leos, except for Jupiter’s 8th house rulership in their charts, bringing a certain amount of vulnerability and transformation to their lives during this transit.  Since malefic Rahu (north node of the Moon) joined it there on January 8, 2016, that adds to those qualities.  Jupiter can also add a certain degree of arrogance to those with Leo Rising or Moon charts, which is a quality they don’t really need more of, in any case! Now this forward movement of Jupiter, can bring more progress for the three signs in question, which will be a nice relief.

May 17th – Mercury gets out of Combustion. So that is the next piece of good news!  Not only do those signs that are ruled by Mercury: Virgo and Gemini, benefit and feel relief now, but any type of communication with our fellow human beings should go smoother now, whether it is verbal interaction, emails, letters, bank statements, or other important documents in which there are items we could have misinterpreted before.  Since the challenging condition of SIX planets has been so intense since late in April, this will be a welcomed change.

May 19th – VENUS moves into Taurus!  Ah, how this great benefic loves to be in her own sign.  Those with Taurus Ascendants or Moon signs will suddenly feel like they are swimming in familiar waters, and Venus adds a touch of luxury or at least creature comforts here, as well as renewed interest in art, music, romance, etc. (and possibly some self-indulgence!)  Remember that Venus is also combust (traveling too close to) the Sun now.  This makes a planet grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal, so you may find your moods mirroring these qualities, at times.  This condition lasts from  April 30 until July 13.

May 22th – MERCURY GOES DIRECT MOTION. Ah, yes, finally it is out of Retrograde! A good time will be had by all Virgos and Geminis, or at least a better tim ethan you’ve had all month, up till now.  Mercury is still in fire sign Aries at this time, which is the beneficial 11th house (gain, income) placement for the Geminis. It is not as good for the Virgos, in that the ruler of their chart is still in their 8th house of battles and disunion, transformation and vulnerability – this may produce feelings of being “in the gap,” watching and waiting for conditions to form and gel so that they can manifest for you, once Mercury moves onto the next sign and a better house (9th) for you, on June 7th.

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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