Category ASTRO BLOG

WORKING WITH SADE SAT: IS IT HYPED TOO MUCH?

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE 7.5 YEARS OF SATURN

Most people know know a little Vedic astrology get caught up in a huge fear around Sade Sat, the 7.5 years from Saturn goes through the 12th, 1st and 2nd house from your moon.  If  you have a Libra moon, you will finish Sade Sat when Saturn moves into Sagittarius on Oct. 26th. If you have a Sagittarius moon, you will start your Sade Sat at that time.

Actually Sade Sat can  also be applied to rising sign and your sun sign so if you really want to get all bent out of shape, depending on your chart, you could have some level of sade sat happening much of your life. Is it all bad? Of course not. So much of your life will have Saturn and it is a good thing as it inspires us to be responsible to move toward meditation and the Divine.

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STORMY WEEK AND PURIFICATION: UNDERSTANDING SUFFERING

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  STORMY WEEK

Its still pretty intense out there and threat of Hurricane Maria is kind of an external metaphor for the storms of emotion brewing.  The Kala Sarpa Yoga is in place now until Oct. 2nd and while there are different interpretations of it, the lunar and solar energies are out of balance. My sense is that the solar energies are dominating and feeding Rahu and this creates an underlying agitation in the world. The Nine Days of Mother Divine starts on the 20th as well as the Jewish New Year and this is a time for deep psychological introspection, purification and this is particularly true of the first three days devoted to Durga...

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NINE DAYS OF MOTHER DIVINE: SEPT 20-29th: JOURNEY OUT OF THE WOMB INTO FULLNESS

EYE ON THE SKY: FOCUS ON VEDIC FESTIVALS

Navaratri: Sept. 20-29th : Journey toward Enlightenment.

A special time of year begins Wednesday with the new moon in Virgo, Navaratri.  These 9 days and nights begin from the first day of the journey of moon from new moon towards its fullness. This Year it is from Sept. 20-Sept 29th . Each day in these nine days the sap of our energy rises chakra by chakra to reach the crown. ( Some temples are starting on Sept. 21st because the new moon is after midnight.)
On the  first day, Sept. 20th,  we invoke Durga as “Ma Shailaputri”. She is the daughter of the great Himalayas. She has made up her mind to rise from the great earth below to the heavens above. She is invincible and immovable like the great Himalayas itself.

Below is a beautiful description ...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER REPORT: SEPT 17-23TH–LIGHTENING A BIT

EYE ON THE SKY: YOUR WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST

Hopefully you have a lot of good new beginnings and endings happening in your life with Jupiter now in Libra and Rahu in Cancer–no matter how you calculate it. Hopefully the planetary war with Mars/Mercury completing this weekend is treating you well. So what is ahead this week? Big week ahead with the fall equinox on Friday, Sept. 22nd and the Nine Days of Mother Divine starting on Sept. 20th.

Sun moved into Leo today until Oct. 16th where it is unafflicted and promotes working with numbers and language, good analytical abilities, will promote service and healing and music. Virgo is one of my favorite signs. Whenever a planet appears in Virgo it means where we need to be better, improve or be purer...

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LAKSHMI AND THE EIGHT ASPECTS OF WEALTH: GETTING READY FOR NAVARATRI

EYE ON THE SKY: LAKSHMI AND THE EIGHT ASPECTS OF WEALTH

With the Nine Days of Mother Divine beginning on the 20th, it is time to focus on the broader aspects of Lakshmi and  wealth and not just physical and material money.

We usually think of wealth as material comfort but Vedic texts remind us that it is much more. Wealth should include health, success, courage, friendliness, skills and talents, dignity and memory of one’s Divine nature.   (this is part of a talk present at the British Association of Vedic Astrologers in London in April 2015)

Part 1:  LAKSHMI AND THE 8 FORMS OF WEALTH:

Many of us are so wealthy, and yet we do even realize it?    We have been trained to measure wealth in terms of our bank accounts or our investment portfolios rather than see it from a broader perspec...

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SECRETS OF THE 8TH HOUSE: AND “Shh” IT IS A SECRET.

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF THE 8TH HOUSE: AND IT IS REALLY IS A SECRET.

The 8th house, like its natural counterpart the 8th sign of the zodiac, Scorpio is a mystical, sexual, transformative place filled with mystery,  surprise and highly charged energy. Its transits are dreaded but if we master it, it brings us major life transformation and new light to move toward liberation and freedom.  The 8th house is like the magician’s magical box—anything that goes in it can be transformed.   Will the lady get sawed in half and become a different person entirely. While many dread 8th house transits and dashas, we can understand and embrace them for deep knowledge and transformation.

Traditionally the 8th house governs research, addictions, kundalini energy, occult power, knowledge of astr...

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VENUS IN LEO: SEPT. 15-OCT 8TH: ROYAL LOVE AND ARTISTRY

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS IN LEO

Venus moved into Leo today and joins Mars and the Sun with the Sun moving on Sunday into Virgo and Mars far enough away for now not to be a huge problem.  Venus in Leo can amplify feelings and passion  and support the business of art and getting acclaim in shows or being more successful with art sales. It also support actors and actresses and our love of luxuries , beauty and will promote strong affections.

As it moves toward the Mars conjunction into Oct. 5th and into the same constellation of Mars in Purva Phalguni (Leo 13.20-26.40) after Sept...

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THE SNAKE IN TIME: KALA SARPA YOGA IN TRANSIT STARTS SEPT 17TH

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: KALA SARPA YOGA IN TRANSIT

Kala Sarpa yoga is  when Rahu and Ketu contain all the planets between them inclusively in the zodiac but a single planet going out of the axis, negates it.   So between Sunday, Sept. 17th  and Feb. 3rd, all the planets are hemmed in between Rahu in Cancer  and Ketu in Capricorn.  When  the Venus  crosses into Leo on Sept. 15th and the Moon moves into Leo on Sunday, Sept. 17th,  this will happen in transit every two weeks whenever the moon is transiting  between end of Cancer  and the end of Capricorn.  The yoga is broken when the moon goes into Aquarius and until it gets to Rahu in Cancer every two weeks. This   yoga will continue until  Feb. 3rd  when the Sun  transits past Ketu ...

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VENUS CONJUNCT RAHU IN CANCER: SEPT. 14-18–SENSUAL OBSESSION

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS CONJUNCT RAHU

Venus, the planet of luxury, beauty and sensual pleasure, is friends with Rahu, the planet of desire. They are good friends and their conjunction into Thursday  and three degree orb over the  weekend can increase sensual desire for sweets, sexual activity, shopping or going on a buying spree. Venus will go into Leo on Sept. 15th but will still be close to Rahu as there are no brick walls in the sky or electric fences between signs.  Be aware of this aspect because the tendency may be to over-eat too many sweets or not be satisfied by your partner–no matter how often they are there. It can also create overspending if you feel a lack from not getting enough sensual attention...

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JUPITER IN LIBRA PART 2: IMPACT OF THE NEXT YEAR BY RISING AND MOON SIGNS

JUPITER IN LIBRA BY RISING SIGN

 

In Part 1, we discussed the general energy for Jupiter in Libra for everyone with this transit having an impact until Oct. 11, 2018.

In Vedic astrology transits are often counted from the Moon because they impact the mind most but I find that transits from the ascendant are better at predicting material existence and even transits from the Sun should not be ignored for  the same reason for their impact on career and the material world.

When malefics like Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu reside in Libra or aspect Libra I your natal chart or when they impact Libra in transit as Mars will do so Nov. 30-Jan. 17th, then the darker side of the transit may manifest.

Uranus continues to aspect Libra all year and exactly into Sept. 27thth ...

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