Category ASTRO BLOG

MARS RETROGRADE JUNE 26-AUGUST 27TH–RELEASE THE BOTTLED ENERGY AND ANGER

MARS GOES RETROGRADE JUNE 26TH TIL AUGUST 27TH.

The big event of the coming week is the slowing down of Mars in Capricorn as it prepares to go stationary on June 26th and turn retrograde until August 27th.  Mars retrograde happens for about 2 months every two years but it does not happen very often in the exalted sign of Capricorn and it does not happen with a node very often at all.  The last time Mars went retrograde in Capricorn with a node, (and at that time it was Rahu) was  on July 10, 1971.  This time it is with Ketu and we have written about Mars/Ketu many times recently.

If you have retrograde Mars in your natal chart, Mars is less inclined to take action and a person needs a fire under them to get something done. There can be a lot of procrastination...

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JUPITER RETROGRADE INTO THE CONSTELLATION OF SWATI/ARCTURUS JUNE 18-AUGUST 2

JUPITER IN SWATI NAKSHATRA: LIBRA 6.40-19.59
RETROGRADE: JUNE 18 – JULY 10
DIRECT: JULY 10 – AUGUST 2

Jupiter retrogrades into the constellation of Arcturus on June 18th, which in the Vedic system is called Swati. (Libra 6.40-19.59) That means it channels Rahus’ energy from Cancer and Rahu is in better shape in the constellation of Pushya (Cancer 3.20-16.40) and will get out of the more difficult section in the mean node system after June 28th. Rahu and Jupiter associations are expansive and can bring great material gains, but it spoils Jupiter’s’ purist form and gets Jupiter too involved in material accumulation and happiness can be denied...

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SUN IN GEMINI-JUNE 15-JULY 17

EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN IN GEMINI

The Sun moves into Gemini today and today when it is changing signs it is considered weak and lacks energy and confidence and can create some mild depression. This is not an easy transit as it will be opposed by Saturn into June 27th but more of this will be felt between June 24-30th. The trine from Jupiter which is exact into July 8th will counteract Saturn a bit and be felt more in the first week of July.

In general, when the Sun goes into Gemini June 15th where the Shakti of the sign should bring out creativity particularly for writing and computer programming, but you have to make sure not to stay idle. Still the Sun is afflicted in transit because of the Saturn opposition from Sagittarius...

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DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL GRUNGE AND HEALING THIS MONTH

EYE ON THE SKY: JUNE

There is a lot of underlying tension in the air.  Some of it is new because Saturn moved retrograde into a more troubled part of the sign of Sagittarius into Mula nakshatra.  Rahu is weak in its section of Cancer (Scorpio navamsha 13.20-16.40 Cancer/Mean Node until June 28th) where it tends to bring up deep psychological disturbance and unconscious fears and of course the big elephant in the room is Mars conjunct Ketu having a deep impact until at least June 22nd but pretty intense much of the summer. There is seething anger and unconscious fear and paranoia in the background. It is not undelying everything and a bit out of reach.

Do we go into a bomb shelter? Most of world will have a few drinks, take some drugs, smoke a pack of cigarettes or eat themselves into a n...

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THE 12TH HOUSE AND ENLIGHTENMENT AND ITS BLOCKS

EYE ON SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY: THE ASTROLOGY OF MOKSHA OR ENLIGHTENMENT

Many of us that are attracted to astrology are also attracted to moksha or getting off the wheel of karma and getting enlightened. My first question in 1985 to Chakrapani Ullal during my first reading was whether I would get enlightened. I have always had a fascination with it  It is a very complex question and  and there are some answers in Vedic astrology but it really requires a 3-4 hour videotape and it is something I am still researching and exploring but will touch on some of my ideas here.

One of my spiritual teachers had taught me that there are 750 lives that we go through before we get a chance for 7 spiritual lives and in the final one we may gain spiritual freedom finally...

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THE 12TH HOUSE AND OUR BLIND SPOTS: THOSE DEEPLY INEFFABLE UNCONSCIOUS PATTERNS

THE 12TH HOUSE AND OUR BLIND SPOTS

Astrologers tend to superficially lump 12th house challenges into losses and expenditures and foreign places but it is much richer.   The 12th house is deeply valued in the Vedic tradition because it brings in the deep subconscious realm and the rich spiritual realm of the void that leads to enlightenment if we can grasp its ineffable mysteries. Great things can happen if we are willing to unlock its mysteries.

The 12th house represents this deep subconscious void of very deep karmic patterns that are so ineffable that they can bring up deep emotional and psychological crisis-es and ineffable fears when experienced...

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SUMMER PREVIEW: CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS TENSIONS BREWING

SUMMER PREVIEW: ERUPTIONS AND POWER STRUGGLES

There is a lot of underlying tension in the air.  Some of it is new because Saturn moved retrograde into a more troubled part of the sign of Sagittarius.  Rahu is weak in its section of Cancer (Scorpio navamsha 13.20-16.40 Cancer) where it tends to bring up deep psychological disturbance and unconscious fears and of course the big elephant in the room is Mars conjunct Ketu having a deep impact until at least June 22nd.

We have talked about the Mars/Ketu conjunction for weeks but it is intensifying and we expect that it will be felt greatly. In the true node system it is conjunct exactly into June 8th and in the mean node system into June 13th.  It will have a strong impact until June 22nd at least but will linger much of the summer...

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MERCURY IN GEMINI JUNE 9-JUNE 25TH–AT HOME

MERCURY IN GEMINI: JUNE 9 – JUNE 25

Mr. Quicksilver, the trickster,  moves into Gemini at the end of the week and goes to its home base re-kindling communication, writing and intellectual inquiry.  For the most part it is a positive transit except from interference from Saturn into mid-month.

Firstly, Mercury moves into the star constellation of Mrigashira know by the West as Orion (Taurus 23.20-Gemini 6.40) known as the constellation of Orion on June 7th and stays there until June 12th and will channel Mars and this can lead to disputes so do not get into arguments while you are driving.

Retrograde Saturn opposes Mercury on June 15th and will impact it most June 13-18th  and than can create delays with traveling or miscommunication but at its best it can support deep thinking...

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VENUS IN CANCER STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 8TH–THE COMFORT OF HOME

VENUS IN CANCER: JUNE 8 – JULY 3

Venus enters  Cancer June 8, 2018  which is one of the better events of the month. Venus and the Moon are good friends and in Jaimini astrology that combination is particularly good for wealth and abundance so Moon conjuct Venus this month on June 16th is particularly wonderful for a party or celebration of beauty in the home of deep love of mother. Venus and the Moon are good friends in being the two most feminine planets and Venus in Cancer brings out artistic creativity, comfort, elegance, deep compassion and caring, emotional openness, sensitivity, and a deep capacity to love. 

The first few weeks of the transit are better Venus is  not as afflicted but by mid-month it gets  conjunct Rahu on June 19th which may create some confusion around emoti...

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SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY JUNE 5TH: BUZZY, BUSY MIND

EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN CONJUCT MERCURY IN TAURUS

Sun is conjunct Mercury on TUESDAY , June 5th  at 7:02 pm EDT.   Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and usually can handle the sun’ rays best but within 3 degrees it gets a bit nervous and things can seem detailed and complicated and the mind seems busy and buzzy and there are too many thoughts running through the mind.

Virgo and Gemini rising may experience the intensity  most but when Mercury is within 40 minutes of the Sun, and this is the case on Tuesday/Wednesday during the day so intellectual brilliance can shine forth if Mercury is strong in your chart and prominent. .

In the financial sector, it is said not to sell commodities when Mercury is approaching the Sun...

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