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December 2017 Vedic Astrology Planets – by Mary Stevenson

December 2, 2017

December, 2017 – It’s nearly the end of another year. This one has brought some momentous changes and seems to have flown by. Let’s see what the planets hold for us, this last month of the year.

Dec. 3 – MERCURY GOES RETROGRADE! This condition will last until Dec. 22, so how nice to have it over with before the holidays are fully here.  Get ready for three weeks of communication snarls and mishaps, which also applies to any equipment or devices that deal with communication.  Mercury rules the signs of Gemini and Virgo, so those with these Ascendants or Moon signs will feel this appearance of Mercury’s “backwards movement” the most.  Mercury is currently in Sagittarius, traveling with its friend Saturn, but they did have a brief “planetary war” last week, which was uncomfortable for many, so we are glad that is over.

Dec. 3 – MOON will be totally full in its sign of exaltation, Taurus.  The intensity of this full moon is being felt already, by many I know.  Taureans and Cancerians benefit from it.  The moon rules “mind and emotions” in the Vedic system, so having it both full AND exalted, is rather powerful. But the pull on human emotions can feel overwhelming now, coupled with the usual stress and anxieties of the holiday time of year. Be gentle with yourselves, and others.

Dec. 4 – SATURN combust the Sun. This brings more irritability than usual for those with Capricorn and Aquarius Ascendants or Moon signs. Watch for getting more easily riled up than is your normal nature.  Saturn also represents working people, service-oriented groups like the police force, agriculture, and oil.  There may be disruptions and unrest in any of these areas now. This condition will last until Jan. 7th.

Dec. 7 – MERCURY 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 of the planets.  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. This cycle lasts until Dec. 18.

Dec. 10 – MERCURY moves into Scorpio.  Here those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs will find communication mattering more than their somewhat secretive natures may be used to.  But Mercury will be in both a retrograde AND combust status, so all of us will need to strive to be as diplomatic as possible in our speech as well as any written correspondence.  Gains can come to Scorpios now through commerce. Virgos will have energy to expend on various projects. Geminis (also ruled by Mercury) may not feel as chipper, since this is their 6th house of worry, stress and physical health concerns. Mercury stays here until Jan. 6, 2018.

Dec. 15 – The SUN moves into Sagittarius, a friend’s sign.  Leos (ruled by the Sun) will enjoy a month of heightened learning abilities, success in worldly projects or speculative matters. They will feel more playful and romantic as well, or enjoy spending time with children.  Sagittarians get an energy boost from the Sun’s power and experience the “good luck and good fortune” the Sun brings, as their 9th house ruler.

Dec. 20 – VENUS enters Sagittarius. Here it joins the Sun and Saturn, bringing a swirl of energies to those with this fire sign Rising or Moon sign. Interestingly, I just looked at someone’s chart with these same three planets in her first house of self, body and personality, so that is a three-way natal return for her!  Natal returns can be a bit intense. We get the opportunity to really deal with whatever issues our soul brought in to face this lifetime.  Sun and Saturn are enemies, so that part is not so comfortable. Venus is at least friends with Saturn. It can help spice up the planet party for our Sag friends.

Dec. 22 – MERCURY goes Direct motion, as mentioned above. It gets out of combustion Dec. 18, so it altogether will be feeling better and those with this planetary ruler (Virgos and Geminis) will experience life and projects moving forward at a good pace, once more. Communication in general becomes easier for everyone.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!  This is a perfect time to give a holiday gift of one of my Vedic Astrology readings to a dear one.  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, 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 especially as the holiday season nears, 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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VENUS Enters Libra Today, November 29th

November 29, 2015

December is nearly here! We shall examine the story that the movement of planets in the Vedic sky spells out for next month, but first a nice reminder:

11/29/15  – This evening benefic Venus moves happily into its own sign of LIBRA.  All those with Libra Moon or Rising signs in the Vedic Astrology system will be feeling so much better, as the ruler of your birth chart leaves its nearly four week transit of your 12th house of loss and expenditures, in its sign of debilitation, no less, and traveling with that rough character Rahu (and Mars as well).  By tomorrow you will begin to feel attractive, sexy, warm, affectionate and a lot more sociable than you have felt all this month. What a relief, eh?

VENUS also rules fixed earth sign, Taurus.  This new transit won’t be quite as pleasurable for our Taurus friends, as Libra represents your 6th house of worry, stress, enemies, rivals, competitors and health problems.  So there can be a “too much to do and not enough time to do it” pressure type of feeling now.  Try and enjoy the holidays, even so.  Venus does not change signs again until right on Christmas day, when it enters Scorpio – this will be a good position for both the Librans and Taureans.  Scorpios will likely enjoy that shift as well, on 12/25.

12/05/15 – MERCURY moves into Sagittarius late this night. In fact it will occur 12/06 for those in the eastern and central time zones.  For both of the signs that Mercury rules, Virgo and Gemini, this new position represents good houses for you.  Geminis will feel more outgoing and less stressed or worried now.   Virgos will be connecting with friends and supporters more, as well as enjoying the comforts of home.  Both will be glad that Mercury now pulls away from its conjunction with Saturn and the Sun where it has been in Scorpio.  However, Mercury remains too close to the Sun (combustion) until 12/13/15.

12/15/15 – The Red Planet, Mars now moves into Libra.  This is a beneficial change, to also get Mars away from its conjunction with Rahu that has been going on in Virgo for some time.  These two planets together contribute to turmoil, warlike actions, chaos, and some of the recent acts of terrorism the world has had to suffer through lately.  Librans will feel energized once Mars is in their sign.  For a ten day period both Venus and Mars in Libra will really contribute to some fun times for you! It’s also a big relief for the Virgos to have Mars move off their 1st house of self and body.

12/16/15 – SATURN GOES NON-COMBUST.  This is a very good thing, as Saturn and the Sun are enemies and Saturn does not like the heat that the Sun brings its way, when they travel too closely together.  I feel that this condition (since November 12th) has also contributed to various protests, unrest among workers and general unrest in various segments of the population during this period. Capricorn and Aquarius Rising and Moon sign people will be breathing a sigh of relief, and just able to breathe easier as life will get a bit less problematic now.

12/16/15 – That same day, the Sun moves into fire sign Sagittarius.  This is a friend’s sign for the Sun, so it is comfortable here. This is helpful for Leos, the sign ruled by the Sun.  This position represents their 5th house of romance, success, education, learning ability and children so any of these areas of life may get enlivened for the Leos now.  It’s fine for the “Sag-es” as well, as this bring 9th house energy (good luck and good fortune) to them, plus a feeling of personal power as the Sun takes its one month stroll across this sign.

12/25/15 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!  As mentioned above, VENUS moves into Scorpio, at around 2:45 a.m. Mountain Time.  This is the 2nd house for Libras, thus it may increase your cash flow and family time. This is the 7th house for Taureans, thus travel is highlighted now as well as feeling close to your romantic partner.  Scorpios enjoy an increase in their usual charisma and powers of attraction now.

12/26/15 – Mercury enters Capricorn.  This is a mixed bag for the Capricorn Rising and Moon sign people. It can bring that 9th house blessing of a certain amount of good luck, but the 6th house energy that Mercury represents for you can bring some stress, as well. At least you will feel more talkative than usual and communications will be emphasized now, as you employ your problem-solving abilities. For the Virgos and Geminis who are ruled by this planet – the position is nice for the Virgos, as Mercury crosses your 5th house of children, success in relative matters or speculation; it’s easy to learn new things, etc. But for the Geminis, this is your 8th house of vulnerability and transformation so try to keep your chin up and make up your mind to not take things personally!  At least it may be a good time for deep meditations.

Working on my second book will keep me busy well into 2016.  Remember to keep up with my latest author blogs, too, on my website marystevensonauthor.com  – It’s not too early to think about your New Year’s resolutions. I hope that one of them may be having your yearly chart reading update!  The celestial insights that this 5,000 year old system of Astrology has to offer, cannot be over-emphasized. Timing is everything, as the old saying goes, and Jyotish or Vedic Astrology examines the trends of time in detail for you specifically.

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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November Begins with a Mars/Venus Planetary War

November 1, 2015

Planetary War occurs when two planets are moving through their orbits within one degree of each other viewed from the perspective of we humans on Earth. Havoc ensues, and it’s winner take all in that power struggle, thus affecting the signs ruled by the loser.

In October we had Mars and Jupiter in a planetary war that ended on October 20, with the two of them taking turns vanquishing the other.  Then Jupiter and Venus got into the same degree and that war lasted from October 24-26.  Now we have Mars and Venus at it from October 31 through November 5th. Just in case you were feeling disempowered or had a somewhat rough couple of weeks here, this may provide some insight for you.  Especially if you have a Scorpio, Aries, Libra or Taurus Ascendant or Moon sign.  Back in October it would have been those with Sagittarius or Pisces Rising or Moon signs who got affected, along with the Scorpios and Aries folks.

This battle is an interesting one….Mars and Venus started duking it out while still both in the final degrees of the fixed fire sign LEO.  As of tomorrow, November 2nd, they will both move into earth sign VIRGO just about at the same time!  Venus moves into this, its sign of debilitation, at approximately 7:05 p.m. MST, and Mars moves into Virgo at 7:41 p.m. MST.  The fact that the malefic north node of the Moon, RAHU is already in Virgo, can add to the planetary confusion and discomfort. 

VIRGOS – While on the one hand, those with Virgo Rising or Moon signs in their Vedic charts, may feel some relief by having benefic VENUS now transit through this sign (versus when all those planets had been stacked up in their 12th house of loss and expenses), this planet is weaker than usual in its sign of debilitation here.  Still, it rules the money houses for Virgos, the 2nd house of wealth and the 9th house of good fortune, so surely there will be some better financial karma delivered, once the planetary war is over.  Mars gives energy and drive, but also can cause Virgos to act more angry and impatient. Mars joined with Rahu can give passionate actions that are based more on whim than on Virgo’s normal common sense and logic.  We cannot ignore that Mars also stands for “accidents” and being the ruler of Virgo’s 8th house of vulnerability can bring same to those with these rising or moon signs, I’d suggest have a plan to “sleep on” any decision made on a given day and rethink it in the calmness and clarity of the next morning’s light.  But be careful of hasty actions, in any case.

November 12 – Saturn goes combust the Sun. This means, as the Sun approaches Scorpio, the sign that Saturn has been sitting in for some time, the nearness by degrees intensifies the negative effect on Saturn.  This condition goes on until December 16, so those ruled by Saturn, which in the Vedic Astrology system are Capricorns and Aquarians may be “feeling the heat.”  The Sun is fiery hot and Saturn is a cool, stoic planet by nature. They are great enemies so it is not so great when they are transiting together, which brings us to:

November 16 – Both the Sun and Mercury move into fixed water sign Scorpio this day.  Mercury has been combust the Sun (i.e. traveling too close for comfort) since October 26.  By this date it will be at the same degree as the Sun and thus completely in meltdown status. Once again, this is not great for the signs ruled by Mercury: Virgo and Gemini.  And it’s not helpful for dealing with communication in general. Tactfulness and diplomacy could go by the wayside during this time in our usual human interactions. Mercury also stands for commerce so that would be negatively impacted as well, so business owners, take heed.  Better to watch our words than to regret them later. Thus Scorpio suddenly has a lot of action happening, with divergent and contradictory energies of these three planets moving through this sign for the next month. Those with Scorpio Rising or Moon signs, please take note, and try not to take personally some of the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that the contrasting energies of Saturn and the Sun may deliver into your experience now.

November 29 – VENUS moves from Virgo into its own sign of LIBRA. In this movable air sign Venus regains its power and those ruled by Venus (Libra and Taurus Ascendants and Moon sign people) should feel a lot better now, more playful, outgoing, social and attractive. Even the Virgos benefit as the ruler of their 2nd house of wealth, family and speech is now happily situated right in that 2nd house. Bring on the cash flow, Venus!

Those are the key astrological movements of this month.  Of course when the Moon goes through Pisces from late on November 20 until late November 22, it will be conjunct with KETU, the malefic south node of the Moon. Whereas this can enhance the intuition and sensitivity which Pisces natives are already known for, it can also bring “hindrance and degradation” which are hallmarks of Ketu.  Since the Moon changes signs every 2.5 days, roughly, I do not take the time in these blog posts to write those up each month. 

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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