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The Vedic Planets of February, 2018

February 1, 2018

February arrives, with the “bang” of that total lunar eclipse on January 31st, opening the door.

The lunar eclipse occurred in Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. Malefic Rahu, north node of the Moon, briefly “swallowed” this luminary that rules the night sky, putting out its light in a symbolic gesture.  Cancerians especially (those with Cancer Ascendants or Moon signs) would have felt this especially strong energy. But as we know, the darkness can never permanently drown out the Light, so once again that bright “super moon” is shining proudly in the night sky.  Many people could feel somewhat emotionally disoriented and out of balance, even the normally stable and solid type of personalities. Total eclipses of the Moon or Sun can have the after-effects of energetically triggering earth changes, governmental upsets, civil unrest, military strife, and the like.

2/05/2018 – VENUS enters air sign Aquarius.  Those with this very cerebral Rising sign or Moon sign may warm up and show some affection now. Venus is the BEST planet for both Capricorns and Aquarians, due to the houses in their charts that it respectively rules.  The “planet pile up” which has been going on in Capricorn for some time, is now beginning to shift into Aquarius, starting with Venus.  You may as well consider Venus your “lucky star,” if you have this Ascendant or Moon sign, since it rules your 9th house of good luck, good fortune, destiny, dharma and natural law, plus remedies and pilgrimages. The doors to any of these arenas can open wide for you now. That is why wearing a diamond is good for you, the astrological stone that represents Venus.

2/12/2018 – The SUN joins Venus in Aquarius today.  For those with Leo Rising or Moon signs, this is a time when the ruler of their chart enters their 7th house of partners, travel and business. Deepening a relationship could be on your mind if Leo is your sign in Vedic Astrology.  Vice versa for the Aquarians; it will be their 7th ruler now crossing their first house, bringing partners to them.  What with Venus already there, seems like there will be no escaping SOME kind of interaction with others, for all those Aquarians who normally prefer their own space or spiritual solitude. I’ve known a few like that.

2/14/2018 – MERCURY enters Aquarius. What did I tell you? One more planet playmate for Venus and Sun, already traveling through this fixed air sign. The party expands for the Aquarians. Mercury here can make them feel more talkative and friendly.  For Virgos, ruled by Mercury, this is their 6th house. There may be some obstacles or stress to push through. It could be anxiety over taxes, delays of something they’d counted on, etc.  Since Mercury also rules the Virgo 10th house of career, if they happen to have a counseling or medical career, this can at least enhance their counseling or problem-solving business or bring in more clients. For Geminis, the other sign ruled by Mercury, this is a better placement.  It is their 9th house, which brings better luck and more ease and blessings in life. Happy Valentine’s Day!

2/15/2018 – Partial Solar Eclipse. This is visible only from Antarctica and southern South America.  It occurs in the sign of Aquarius, which now has Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury transiting there.  This creates a VERY outgoing mixture for the Aquarians, though any eclipse can bring a little bump in the road. Eclipses are NOT auspicious, but most of that energy goes to the areas on Earth where they are visible.

2/19/2018 – VENUS is finally non-combust the Sun.  It had been traveling too close to this fiery orb since January 1st, causing some irritation in the lives of the Taurus and Libra Rising and Moon sign folks. Now they can rejoice with more smooth sailing and their normal love of life and all things beautiful and sensual.

See what the Vedic planets hold in store for YOU this year with a personal  Vedic Astrology reading.  Wishing you the blessings of all the planets, 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 compatibility readings as well as astrocartography (location insights) .  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. http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

 

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MARCH Planet Report: Total Solar Eclipse on 3/08 – Then Saturn Goes Retrograde 3/25

March 2, 2016

Anyone have the Total Solar Eclipse Blues Yet?

For all who think solar eclipses are “cool,” er, not so much, in terms of the effects known to the ancient science of Vedic Astrology. The advice of the wise is to avoid looking at, or being out in the eclipsed light of, this Luminary of our solar system. It is also not advised to eat from a couple of hours before, until a couple of hours after, an eclipse. All of the above advice applies even more so, to pregnant women.

This eclipse will be totally visible in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, and the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It will also be partially visible in northern and eastern Australia, in South Asia, and in East Asia. The areas in which an eclipse is seen will feel the astrological effects the most, per the classic texts.

This eclipse is occurring in the fixed air sign of Aquarius.  There will be a five-planet pile up going on in this sign at the time. The Sun and Moon will be at the same exact degree here in Sedona (MST) at 6:00 p.m. local time on March 8th. 

Who feels it the most?  LEOS (those with this Rising and Moon sign) are ruled by the SUN.  When the light is temporarily “extinguished” they will experience something out of the ordinary, even if it is just some feeling of displacement, being out of sorts or not quite themselves. Leos are born leaders and take pride in being noticed for their accomplishment. To suddenly feel “not seen” is not comfortable or fun for them. So hang in there, Leos!  They have already been going through the yo-yo factor with the malefic north node of the moon, RAHU, crossing Leo since January 8 of this year.  Having benefic Jupiter also crossing their sign, has been the saving grace here.

Those with Aquarius Ascendants or Moon signs will feel the intensity as well.  The south node of the moon, KETU, is the culprit trying to swallow the Sun on this day. It is joined in this sign by Venus, Mercury, and of course the Sun and Moon.  There could be issues with some relationships and certain feelings of vulnerability on this occasion, but I still think it will affect the Leos even more.   About the only thing an eclipse day is good for, is having a Yagya, which is an ancient type of remedy in Vedic Astrology; a ritual in which skilled priests take on the job of mitigating the karma which one’s birth chart may show in various aspects of life. I do have a wonderful source for yagyas, done in India on the banks of the Ganges, if anyone is interested in that service.

March 1 – Mercury moved into Aquarius on this date.  This is the 9th house for Geminis, thus a good place to begin feeling more luck and support of nature for those with this Rising or Moon sign. However, for the other sign ruled by Mercury, VIRGO, this represents their 6th house so not as comfortable.  The 6th house represents health problems, worry, anxiety, stress, enemies, rivals and competitors. The only Virgos who may benefit would be lawyers and doctors or health professionals, who may attract more clients at this time.

March 7 – Mercury goes combust the Sun.  This is a time when the nimble Mercury travels too close to the Sun and “feels the burn,” and not in a good way. Thus qualities of tactfulness and diplomacy may suffer. Watch your tempers, Virgos and Geminis!

March 7 – Venus enters Aquarius, a friend’s sign.  Venus rules good houses for those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs, thus providing some comforts or even “luxuries.” This normally very cerebral sign may even be feeling a little sensuous now. For both Libras and Taureans, the signs ruled by Venus, this position represents very good houses for them both.

March 8 – Total Solar Eclipse in Aquarius. See discussion above. I should add that many Jyotishis (Jyotish is the Sanskrit word for Vedic Astrology) feel that the effects of an eclipse last from two weeks before until two weeks after, they occur. Some even feel the effects last for one month on either side of an eclipse.  That is why many have been feeling unsettled for some time now.

March 13 – Sun moves into Pisces….and not a moment too soon. It will feel more comfortable now, getting away from mean old Ketu, and out of an enemy’s sign (Aquarius) into a friend’s sign now.  However for LEOS, this represents their 8th house of transformation, vulnerability, battles and disunion, as well as knowledge of past and future. I urge Leos to listen to their intuition and be vigilant of their boundaries during this 30-day period.  The Sun represents for Pisces Rising and Moon sign folks, the ruler of their 6th house, thus bringing some discomfort, worry or anxiety and perhaps the tendency to get “overheated” one way or another.

March 18 – Mercury moves into Pisces.  This is a more helpful position for the Virgos, as it represents their 7th house of partners and travel. Being able to connect with others now, becomes smoother and more comfortable.  It’s also a good house for Geminis, also ruled by Mercury, representing their 10th house of career, action, name and fame.

March 23 – PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE.  Usually there are at least two eclipses per year of both Sun and Moon, and they do often occur within the same month, often within two weeks of each other.  This penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of Asia, Australia, North America and South America.  There are some very good sites online which you can google and see the full path of this eclipse.  It will occur in the earth sign Virgo.  At least it is just a partial darkening of the Moon’s light…but let’s keep in mind that the Moon represents mind and emotions in the Vedic system, and thus the normally logical Virgos could be slightly thrown off their usual game on this day.

March 25 – SATURN GOES RETROGRADE.  This period of the appearance of “going backwards” begins at 2:57 a.m. MST.   It does not move into direct motion again until August 13th.  There is already the uncomfortable situation that Saturn has been in Scorpio for some time, thus in an enemy’s sign.  Mars is also transiting through Scorpio now, too, and these great enemies being in the same sign together create much friction which spills over into the world scene, adding to the chaos of current times.  The two signs ruled by Saturn are Capricorn and Aquarius.  While this represents good houses for both of them, the retrograde period will bring some delays and obstacles. It may also bring the unavoidable need to finally resolve some issues they have been putting off, or thought were already settled.  Patience will be needed.

March 31 – VENUS  moves into water sign Pisces. Here the great benefic experiences its sign of exaltation.  Those with Pisces Rising or Moon signs should feel rather playful and attractive now, if not downright self-indulgent.  Venus rules Taurus and Libra. For those with Taurus Ascendants or Moon signs, this is a very nice transit, through their house of gain, income and fulfillment of desires.  For the Libras, Pisces represents their 6th house, so efforts will be needed to relax, try and avoid extra stress and worry now, and focus more on taking care of themselves.

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 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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Planets Transits in the Vedic Sky for January, 2015

December 31, 2014

Happy Vedic Stars to you in this new year of 2015! I wish you all good fortune as we turn the corner into this fresh start. Please keep in mind as you read my Blog about these planet movements, that your own Dasha periods matter the most, at any time period under consideration. These are your personal planetary cycles, based upon your date, place and accurate time of birth. When I provide my Vedic Astrology readings, we go deeply into the effects that both your dashas and the planet transits (gochara) are having in your life at this time.

Helpful Note: 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 or Fixed Zodiac: just take every planet and also the degree of your Ascendant as they appear in your western astrology chart back 23 degrees, and that will give you a good idea of what your Vedic birth chart looks like to me, so that my Blog posts can be of use to you.

 1/01/15 – The MOON is exalted (in Taurus) as we begin this year. This brings blessings of prosperity and positive dealings with the public to those with Taurus Rising or natal Moon charts. Those with Cancer Rising or Moon should benefit as well.

MERCURY makes a lot of changes this month and is a player we must watch.

1/01/15 – MERCURY gets out of combustion. This brings some ease to the Virgo and Gemini Ascendants and Moon chart people, for whenever the ruler of their signs is traveling too close to the Sun there can be friction, and feelings of being easily annoyed and irritated. It’s nice to start the year, getting out of that condition.

Mercury just did move into the sign of Capricorn on 12/31/14, joining its friend, benefic Venus there. Mars also is in Capricorn, its sign of exaltation as the new year starts. Thus the Capricorns of the zodiac should be feeling energized, ambitious, playful and in a very fun-loving mood right now.

1/04/15 – MARS moves into Aquarius. Now the energy torch passes to this fixed Air sign, and those with Aquarius Rising or Moons will feel their worlds heat up with the driving action energy that only Mars can bring. Expect to be drawn into some creative project now. You will also see a boost in your career from this transit.

1/14/15 – The SUN moves into Capricorn for the next 30 days. This is not the most advantageous sign for the Sun, as it is ruled by Saturn, and those two are not friends. For Leos, ruled by the Sun, this represents a 6th house transit for you. The 6th house is associated with enemies, rival, competitors as well as worry, stress, anxiety and health issues. For Capricorns, this represents the 8th house ruler crossing the first house of self and body. The 8th house deals with vulnerability, transformation and sexuality. With this influence impacting you now, Capricorns, try to put off major decisions for one more month, if you can, for you will be feeling better and thinking more clearly once the Sun has moved out of your sign.

1/21/15 – MERCURY RETROGRADE STRIKES AGAIN! Need I say more? These periods come three times per year, typically, and last for three weeks at a time. Thus we will be dealing with this retrograde period’s impact on communications until 2/11/15. This can be experienced in a whole host of ways, from misunderstandings in personal communications, to melt-downs occurring in any equipment that deals with communications. Mercury will be in the sign of Capricorn when this cycle begins, which is a friend’s sign. For Virgos, this represents your 5th house of education and success, so that’s a good placement for the ruler of your chart. The other sign that Mercury rules is Gemini. For the Ascendants and Moon sign Gemini folks, this will be your 8th house transit, so it is not such a comfortable position for you, since this house represents vulnerability.

1/22/15 – Venus moves into Aquarius. Here it will join Mars, which is already in this sign, making those with Aquarius Rising or Moon signs feel sexy and attractive, and adding to your creativity now. Librans will likewise feel rather romantic as Venus represents the ruler of your chart, now crossing the 5th house of romance. Taurus is also ruled by Venus. This transit represents your 10th house, thus career should get some positive energy and focus from you Taureans now.

1/24/15 – MERCURY now also goes Combust the Sun (in addition to being retrograde). It will remain in this condition until 2/04/15. Those who will be most influenced by their ruling planet being too close to the Sun, are Virgos and Geminis. As usual, remember to be tactful and utilize your natural logical abilities vs. giving in to irritability now.

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 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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Both SUN and Venus in Exalted Status now

May 5, 2014

Vedic Astrology Planet Changes for May, 2014

We now have both the lunar and solar eclipses of April behind us, and thus we can hope for some more peaceful times.

For a few days, we had THREE planets all in their signs of Exaltation: Moon, Sun and Venus.  The Moon was only in Taurus from April 30th at 3:55 a.m. MDT until May 2nd at 12:38 p.m. MDT, as it changes signs every two and a half days.

When both the Sun and Moon are exalted, each year one day is named the Day of Lasting Achievement, so if you got any projects done on May 1st, going into May 2nd, that was an auspicious time for new beginnings, etc.

Those with Rising or Moon signs of Cancer, would have enjoyed that brief couple of days with the ruler of their charts in that high status in the house of gain and income.

The Sun has been exalted in Aries since April 13 and will stay in that sign until it moves into Taurus on May 14, thus LEO Rising and Moon signs (which are ruled by the Sun) have been enjoying greater support of Nature and the feeling of personal power which they love so much.  Aries, likewise would be feeling rearing to go, except for that malefic Ketu still in the sign of Aries (until 7/13/14).

VENUS, a great benefic planet which rules the signs of Libra and Taurus, went into Pisces its sign of Exaltation on April 27 and stays there until May 23 – this is beneficial to the Taurus Ascendent and Moon sign folks, as it is crossing through their house of gain and income. For the Librans, it is not so helpful there, since Pisces represents their 6th house of stress, worry, anxiety, enemies, rivals and competitors, multiplying those factors in their lives. Sorry, Librans. We know you have been under much duress already with that long-transiting Saturn, plus malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU crossing your 1st house! It won’t last much longer, so hang in there.

MERCURY just moved into Taurus on May 4th – this is helpful to Virgos, as it is the ruler of their chart now passing through their 9th house of good luck, good fortune, Natural Law and remedies. Not so helpful to the other sign it rules, GEMINI, as this represents your 12th house of isolation, solitude, losses and expenses, but it can be a time of spiritually going inward, so try and enjoy that aspect of the transit.

Mercury is also getting out of Combustion (traveling too close to the Sun) on May 8th, which will be a relief to Virgos and Geminis, and also helpful for smoother communication in general, for most everyone. 

MERCURY enters Gemini on May 22 at 2:52 p.m. MDT, which will be wonderful for both the Geminis and Virgos of the Vedic Astrology world, as there it is strong in its own sign, bringing more clarity to the intellect, communication and commerce.

MAY 19th is a big date, with Mars finally going direct, from its position in VIRGO, which sign it had retrograded back into some time ago.  Those ruled by MARS (Scorpio and Aries) will have a sensation of progress or events which may have been stalled, moving forward once more.

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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A Fiery Planet Line-up in Fire Sign Aries…and Full Moon lunar eclipse 4/25/13

April 10, 2013

Planets Pushing their way into Aries – many are Combust the Sun right now

“Folks, what we have now is a real situation….”  There are astrological times that call for sounding the alarm. This is one of them, in my opinion. I shall explain:

At the current time we have tricky, malefic Ketu in the fire sign of Aries, along with the Moon and just today, Venus has joined them.  The proverbial “fireworks” happen a little later in the month.

Just a few days prior to the 4/25 partial lunar eclipse – which occurs in the Air sign Libra, in the Vedic system – here’s the celestial vision that we have to contemplate: 

4/12/2013 -MARS moves into its own sign of Aries, where it is very strong.

4/13/2013 – SUN movies into Aries, its sign of Exaltation, where it is strongest.

So at that point, we’ll have Mars completely, totally combust the Sun (i.e. traveling in the same degree as the Sun). This, after we had to deal with a Mars/Venus planetary war going on for several days, around April 8th.  VENUS also is and will continue to be, combust the Sun.

For quite some time, I have been concerned about negative, malefic RAHU (north node of the Moon) moving into Air Sign Libra, to join already powerful malefic SATURN, who is now also Retrograde, in addition to being in its sign of Exaltation, so he could hardly get more powerful. Rahu (moved into Libra 1/14/2013) causes chaos and highly unpredictable situations, while Saturn causes grief. Because this is an Air sign…my concern has been of possible “grief and chaos coming from the skies.”

Now imagine this — there are enemies sitting across the room from you, staring “daggers at you”. Well, we have the planetary equivalent of this, coming up, when MOON joins Rahu and Saturn in Libra, directly across from the 4 planets that will be in Aries: Sun, Mars, Ketu, Venus.  Sun and Mars are friends, but they are enemies of Saturn.  Mars will be in no mood to play, with its highly combusted situation, in transit.  KETU is good at hiding things.  Mars will be at 9:56 degrees of Aries; the Sun at 11:42 degrees of Aries; Venus at 18:57 degrees Aries and Ketu 22:47 Aries. Opposite across the Zodiac, and within what we call close “orbs of influence” degree wise, will be Saturn (retrograde) at 14:21 degrees Libra, Rahu 22:47 Libra and full Moon 11:42 Libra. It is simply a highly volatile situation.

If ever there was a time that an imbalanced, uncontrollable dictator could launch a series of rockets, it is this month!! A national news program today was discussing that North Korea may in fact, be preparing a simultaneous launch of not just the two or three “obvious” long range missiles parked on its Eastern shore, but perhaps plan other more currently hidden missile launches, with various distance destinations. A blitz, if you will.  Sun and Mars in Aries, with tricky Ketu, could contribute to such actions, especially with the powerful aspects of exalted Saturn, Rahu and the Moon. 

The partial Lunar ECLIPSE will be at its fullest at 1:57 p.m. MDT.  Its inauspicious effects will be felt to the greatest degree in the areas in which it will be visible: Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia, Western Australia, and eastern parts of South America.  Therefore, we here on mainland USA, should not experience the brunt of whatever turmoil and problems get generated.

Of course, we will also experience two more eclipses next month, May, 2013, but that is a story for another day.

Please contact me if you’d like a 90 minute reading to get a clear idea of what all these changes mean for you. My fee is $180, and I do record the session for you. Thank you, if you have interested friends to pass this blog post along to.

From the Sunshine Corner, Mary Stevenson, 303-473-9393 Email: healingevents@yahoo.com

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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