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August Planet Blog. Mercury Direct Now

August 1, 2019

Greetings, Star Followers! What a relief August should be, after the intense planet dance of July. Mercury just got out of Retrograde, the night of July 31st. Are you noticing that communications have improved already?

August 2 – PLANET PILE UP IN CANCER.  This movable water sign has been hosting Mars, the Sun and Venus. Now MERCURY moves in to join the party.  Mercury had briefly backed up into its own sign of Gemini for a couple of days, while it was still in retrograde motion. It was there about 48 hours, from late July 30 and moves to Cancer in the evening of August 2.  The planets crossing the sensitive sign of Cancer are doing mostly good things, from increasing financial gain to adding to the love of beauty, music and the arts, and possibly bringing in some romance, to increased communication, conversation and writing skills.

The signs ruled by Mercury are Gemini and Virgo. Both benefit from this transit, as it increases income for those with Virgo Ascendants and Moon signs, while increasing the Geminis’ already ample talents of connecting with others through conversation.  Very nice. Enjoy, Mercury-ruled friends!

August 8 – MARS moves out of its sign of Debilitation into Leo, which is a friend’s sign for this energetic planet.  Leos benefit now from more drive, ambition and courage (just need to watch out for hasty actions, impatience or some irritability). Cancers benefit to have less “heat” going on in their 1st house of self, body and personality. Mars is actually their BEST planet (as it is for the Leos), so they will enjoy benefits that can show up now in the form of funds that can be banked.  Aries and Scorpios are ruled by Mars. This transit is beneficial for both of these signs and those with either sign as their natal Rising or Moon signs, will enjoy the following: For Aries, this transit stimulates their desire to learn, teach, have success in speculative matters, or romance. For Scorpios, this is their 10th house of action, career, name and fame. Mars helps blast through obstacles here, and the Scorpios can go full steam ahead. Which they like, of course.

August 11 – JUPITER GOES DIRECT!! This is great news, as finally this benefic planet gets out of retrograde motion, where it has been since April 10, 2019.  Both Sagittarius and Pisces are ruled by Jupiter, so those with this Rising or Moon sign, will benefit and start to feel some happy progress in their goals and plans, which may have been bogged down for the past four months. Yea, team!  Jupiter has been traveling through the friendly sign of Scorpio for some time, and it will continue to bring blessings to those with this water sign Rising or Moon sign until it moves into its own sign of Sagittarius on November 4th.

August 15 – FULL MOON in Capricorn. This full moon occurs in the late degrees of this earth sign, just a little before 7:00 a.m. MDT, and then it moves into the next sign, Aquarius, just a little before 10:00 a.m. MDT. The brightness of the full Moon’s rays, with Capricorn behind it in the zodiac, displaying the qualities of practicality, and an earthy stability that is comforting to emotional Cancer, the sign ruled by the Moon. It is the 7th house for Cancerians, highlighting travel and partners.  

August 16 – VENUS enters LEO. Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs, will continue to feel quite energized, since Venus rules their 3rd house of vitality and their 10th house of action and career. There’s nearly no stopping them now, and it’s a great time to enjoy some artistic pursuits, including photography.  The mix of Mars and Venus can serve to make Leos feel sexy, attractive and magnetic now.

August 17 – The SUN enters Leo, its own sign.  It joins its friend Mars there, plus Venus, but both of them will be Combust (traveling too close for comfort) the Sun. Mars plus Sun in Leo brings an excess of Pitta Dosha (for those of you who follow Ayurveda), i.e. too much heat. Beware the Leo temper, those of you who have to be around them now! Best for them to channel their strong leadership energy into projects at this time. They will feel strong and empowered, and more like themselves with the ruler of their charts sitting right there, if they can keep that Pitta “heat” under control (and possibly a tendency to be a bit “bossy” now!)

August 20 – Mercury goes Combust the Sun. This condition lasts until September 21. It causes the qualities of Mercury to be overshadowed. This shows up as lack of clarity in communications and affects communication devices, too (not as much as Mercury Retrograde does, though), less tactfulness and diplomacy when dealing with others and misunderstandings in the arena of commerce are possible.

August 25 – Mercury enters Leo, joining the Sun, Mars and Venus in this fire sign. Thus we see that the same party of planets that were earlier in the sign of Cancer, have now all moved onto Leo. This is primarily good news for those with Leo Rising and Moon signs. They will feel outgoing, more social,  and enjoy all the attention they will be receiving. 

Please don’t feel left out, Capricorns and Aquarians! Your day will come. Here’s a preview of a positive change: Saturn goes Direct motion, getting out of its long period of being Retrograde on September 18th. You know by now that the ruler of your chart is the slowest moving planet, don’t you?

As usual, please keep in mind that in this short Blog, I can only lightly touch on the effects of each transit. To fully understand how these shifts will affect you, please call me for a reading.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Your referrals are appreciated; thank you!  Services I offer include: 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 someone, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes session, which you are welcomed to record.  http://www.vedicstarcharts.com Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  healingevents@yahoo.com 

 

 

 

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February 2019 Planet Transits

February 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/24/19 – VENUS enters Capricorn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Thank you for referrals you send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, recorded session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  720-448-3742 healingevents@yahoo.com    http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

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November, 2018 Vedic Astrology Blog – Mercury Retrograde on Nov. 16

November 4, 2018

Wishing you the best of the planetary energies as we move into another month and the planets again play “musical signs” as they move from one position to another. Let’s see what the month of November holds for you. As usual, I’m available and delighted to provide more specific insights if you book individual readings with me.

11/05/18 – MARS moves from Capricorn which is its exaltation sign, into Aquarius. The biggest blessing of this move is that Mars gets away from the conjunction its had with malefic Ketu, south node of the Moon, and a real sticky, tricky player in the pantheon of planets.  This will be a big help to just about everybody!  When Mars is that strong (exaltation) it can be overpowering and just a little “too full of himself” – sure, he stands for energy, courage, drive, competition, initiative, but also on the other side of the coin, anger, irritation, impatience and temper. Ketu would have played a role in bringing out his worst qualities. Things can begin to cool off for Capricorn Rising Sign and Moon sign people, and the world as a whole. Mars represents the principle of war, after all.  Amazing, isn’t it, that this planet shift occurs the night before the election?  Cooler heads should prevail, and voters could get the credit, but Mars moving into a place where it can cool off some, is the planetary reason here.

11/11/18 – JUPITER combust the Sun.  This great benefic, representing good fortune, wisdom, happiness,  recently (last month) began its one year transit through Scorpio, a friend’s sign. As it travels a little too close to the Sun, it’s qualities can feel impinged upon a bit, affecting those with Sagittarius and Pisces Ascendants and Moon signs the most. It moves beyond this combust condition on 12/09/18.

11/16/18 – A big day with several planet changes:

VENUS goes direct motion. This is helpful to the Libras and Taureans, to begin to feel progress again, after the retrograde period which began 10/05/18.

Sun enters Scorpio, so it’s getting out of its debilitation status that it was in for a month in Libra. This is helpful for Leos, the sign ruled by the Sun, and brings more energy to Scorpios, along with an inclination to play some leadership role, which is great, as long as you don’t let the ego get too big. Sun energy can do that! But, for sure, enjoy that extra vitality now. Sun also stands for government, so it does seem like this one month transit can bring more balance to those holding ruling positions at various levels of government.

MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE today. Yes, here we go again. Mercury rules commerce, so deals you are involved with may find sudden snags popping up. Mercury rules communication, thus interpersonal misunderstandings can be the norm now, as well as glitches in communication equipment. Mercury rules friendship, so watch for getting too impatient with your friends, and don’t let inadvertent misunderstandings damage long standing positive connections. It’s a time for all to have more patience and really focus on being tactful, because Mercury does also rule diplomacy and tactfulness, so while it’s in retrograde motion, those qualities may be harder to come by naturally. This period lasts until 12/06/18. As usual, those with Gemini or Virgo Rising or Moon signs, get impacted to the greatest degree.

11/21/18 – Mercury goes Combust the Sun, adding to the quicker trigger conversations, etc. described in the above Mercury retrograde paragraph. If you were already concerned about how those family Thanksgiving conversations were going to go, yeah. It will be even more challenging than usual with the above afflictions on Mercury! It will come out of combustion on 12/02/18.

11/22/18 – Now I don’t want to rain on your Thanksgiving dinner, but…we have a FULL MOON this very day! The height of the Moon’s fullness is reached close to 11:00 p.m. Mountain Time, so the energy is building up to and through that point.  This occurs in the sign of Taurus, where it is exalted. The Moon represents mind and emotions. Here in Taurus it is the strongest. Yet we all know how full moons pull on the emotional states of human beings, as research in hospitals, prisons and mental hospitals have shown. It’s a good house for those the Moon rules, Cancers, as it is their 11th house of gain and income. Yet if you add together, the energy typical in many Thanksgiving family gatherings, with Mercury retrograde and combust and now this full Moon stirring the deeper emotions and memories, there can be more drama this year than usual, in your family gatherings!

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Thank you for referrals you send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, recorded session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer,  

healingevents@yahoo.com    http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

 

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The Planets of August, 2018: We Start the Month With 3 Planets in Retrograde Status

August 7, 2018

AUGUST 2018 – I am creating this Blog post a week late. Will I blame it on the retrograde planets? You bet I will! (plus a residence move a few days ago). We start this month with three planets in retrograde motion: Mars, Saturn and Mercury – and the latter is also combust the Sun. Thus do not be surprised at experiencing challenges, delays and unexpected obstacles.  Plus, not to forget, we are still recovering from the one-two punch last month of the partial solar eclipse, and total lunar eclipse. It’s a real “planet soup” of intense energies right now for us as individuals, society and the planet.

August 1st – VENUS, great benefic, symbolizing beauty, art, music, comforts and partners, entered Virgo, its sign of Debilitation.  It remains there until September 1st.  Ironically, Venus brings some helpful financial gains to those with Virgo Ascendants or Moon signs, due to the houses it rules for them, even though its energy is weakest when it is debilitated in that sign.  Venus rules Taurus and Libra. It’s a good house placement for those with Taurus Rising or Moon signs in their natal charts, for this is their 5th house of children, success, learning ability and romance. It’s more challenging for the Libras, as Virgo represents their 12th house of loss and expenses, solitude and isolation.

August 1st – MERCURY began traveling too close for comfort to the Sun this day, bringing more edginess to the field of communication in general (and that, added to the fact that this planet is in retrograde now, until August 18th). As usual, those with Virgo or Gemini Rising of Moon signs will feel it the most, as Mercury rules their sign. In addition to communication and any equipment that deals with same, Mercury represents commerce and trade, as well as diplomacy and tactfulness.  All of these qualities will be strained and frayed at the edges during this time. Mercury gets out of combustion on August 16th.

August 11th – Partial solar eclipse in the sign of Cancer.  Those who may feel it the most are the Cancer and Leo Rising and Moon sign people. Once again, we are fortunate that it will NOT be visible in the USA, so the influence will not have as big of an impact on us here. The eclipse will start out over the North Atlantic Ocean and Greenland, moving north and east so that the shadow simultaneously moves toward Iceland, northern Europe and the northern polar regions. Continuing its path over the top of the planet, the shadow will be wide enough to cover most of northern Russia from east to west. It will then dip down into Mongolia, China and surrounding areas.

August 16th – The SUN enters Leo, its own sign, where it is strong and powerful. Those with Leo Rising or Moon signs, will benefit from this strengthening of the ruler of their charts. However, it can contribute to both their leadership qualities AND being a bit top-heavy on ego or arrogance during this one month transit. Cancer chart individuals benefit from having their 2nd house of wealth, family and communication strengthened. Cancerians have already had enough to put up with rough and volatile Rahu crossing their sign since September 9, 2017. And Rahu and Ketu do not change signs until March 23, 2019, so both Cancers and Capricorns have to dig in and just “handle it” until the nodes leave their respective signs. Remember that there are planetary “yagyas” – ancient Vedic remedies, to allieviate the intensity you may be feeling. Just contact me for some references to these services, which I enjoy utilizing myself.

August 27th – MARS goes direct motion. Well, that’s a step in the right direction.  Remember that Mars has been crossing Capricorn, its sign of exaltation, which would be great for Capricorn Rising and Moon sign people, were it not for the fact that malefic Ketu (south node of the Moon) is also traveling there with it.  Now Mars will march forward once more, but does not change signs and thus get away from Ketu’s hindering influence until November 5th. Otherwise, the Capricorns would enjoy the burst of drive, energy, courage, clarity and initiative that Mars is trying to bring them, as well as some good karma with real estate. There will still be some of those benefits to a good degree. It’s just that Ketu hinders or degrades otherwise promising situations.

Please refer to my last month’s blog to review the significance of retrograde planets and eclipses.

All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Boulder, CO.  Tel: 720-448-3742.  Thank you for referrals you send me.  I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings.  If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, recorded session.  Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, healingevents@yahoo.com http://www.vedicstarcharts.com

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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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