Category ASTRO BLOG

MARS IN CAPRICORN: MAY 2- NOV 5TH: POWER AND ENERGY–BUT MAYBE TOO MUCH

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN CAPRICORN

Mars moved into the last section of Sagittarius this morning and is getting ready for Capricorn.  Planets at the end of a sign are a bit weak and tired and this will particularly so April 30-May 2 so get more rest.  Still Mars is now connected to the Sun through the nakshatra channel and the Sun is exalted so ambition, confidence and leadership  are strong.

Mars moves into Capricorn on May 2nd and because it goes retrograde there June 26-August 27th, it spends six months in its sign of exaltation. May is the best month for this transit because of the connection with the exalted Sun through the Nakshatra Uttarashadha (Sagittarius 26.40-Capricorn 10). Action is quick and effective; stamina and higher energy are there for major tasks...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR APRIL 23-30 : THE CLOUDS ARE LIFTING AND GETTING LIGHTER

EYE ON THE SKY: THIS WEEK IN THE STARS 

The challenge this week is with Mercury which revisits its exact point of debilitation at 15 degrees Pisces into Thursday, April 26th.  This will be felt most on Wednesday, the day ruled by Mercury and Saturn is squaring Mercury that day so watch communications, computers and be patient with misunderstanding and writing projects that seem to take too long because you cannot think. The bright side is that spiritual energy is still strong for Geminis and Virgos through May 8th and will seem even better in Revati (Pisces 16.40-29.59) which begins on Saturday, April 28th.

Mars is strong this week and moves into the constellation of Uttara Shadha (Sagittarius 26.40-Capricorn 10)  on April 25th and stays there until May 28th and we will write more about...

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PLUTO RETROGRADE: APRIL 22ND-SEPT. 30TH–THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION

EYE ON THE SKY:  PLUTO RETROGRADE

If I had not had so many experiences with Pluto, I could easily disavow this tiny planet but its power is anything but tiny.  It is stationary today on April 22d at 27 degrees Sagittarius in the sidereal zodiac and if you have any planets at 25-29 degrees Sagittarius in your natal chart or at 25-29 degrees of Pisces, Gemini or Virgo, you will feel its impact most.

As it stations to go retrograde, I often experience intense energy in my solar plexus and great energy and that also may be because I am Scorpio rising which is a sign connected most to Pluto.     While not a traditional Vedic planet, the great Vedic astrologer, Nirendra Desai used the outer planets.  Dennis Harness notes that according to Mr...

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HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN PART 2 : THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN: THE ACHILLES HEEL

There are  inherent flaws or Achilles heels for certain rising signs based on the houses which it owns.  The more complex rising signs that are owned by Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn have Achilles heels or life-long issues. These are Gemini, Virgo (Mercury), Capricorn and Aquarius (owned by Saturn) and Sagittarius and Pisces (owned by Jupiter).  Libra owned by Venus also comes into this group. There are core life-lessons associated for these signs due to the placement of key planets for their signs and the houses they own. 

Often this is related to ownership of the 6th or 12th houses but sometimes the 7th houses is also involved so the relevant issues are challenges around habits, sacrifices and relationship...

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HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN: PART 1 SECRET OF THE ELEMENTS

Hidden Flaws By Rising Sign: The Achilles Heel

Andrew Foss and Barry Rosen

This article is based primarily on a lecture given by Andrew at the Spring 2015 BAVA International Conference as also notes made by Barry at this and other lectures by Sanjay Rath and Bill Levacy. It introduces and explains the traditional concept of an inherent issue for each Zodiacal sign.

Our rising sign, which is called the Lagna in Vedic astrology, represents our personality, our temperament, disposition, tendencies, confidence, self-love and self-esteem and its afflictions reveal our inherent internal struggles. If the owner of the rising sign is strong and well-placed in his own or exalted sign or in friend’s houses or aspected by benefics, then he brings out his best qualities...

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HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGICAL BLOCKS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY: PART 1

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGICAL BLOCKS PART 1

Badhaka is a block or obstruction and represents planets that block your personal growth.  It is like Rahu with a shadow influence that runs your life  but it hard to understand or unblock because it is invisible.  They can be good planets but they have hidden shadow influences that are difficult to understand and may run your unconscious life.  In a sense they become a very core hidden  area that we cannot get a handle on.   (Parashara does not discuss them but the are in other texts like the Prashna Marga and the Jataka Parijat in Chapter 48.)

In our upcoming class on Understanding  Your Blind Spots and Vedic Astrology http://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/webinar-register/hidden-flaws-live-webinar/   

starting June 17th we...

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VENUS IN TAURUS : APRIL 19-MAY 14– RETURN TO COMFORT

VENUS IN TAURUS: APRIL 19 – MAY 14
Venus enters Taurus: April 19th 15:38 CDT

Venus will be very strong in the sky in Taurus for a month and totally unafflicted,
so Venus’s strong qualities come out. If you are Taurus or Libra rising or have a
strong Venus in your chart, its a good time for feeling expansive, refined,
pleasant, comfortable, kind, generous, artistic, strong in relationship skills.
Taurus brings the blessings of Krishna and Shiva and is one of the more material
signs of abundance. This transit with Venus in its own sign creates a Malavya
Yoga for Taurus rising and indicates the highest manifestation of Venus’s
qualities so it is a good time to enjoy good food, the arts, and home while
pursuing partnerships and romance. Finances will be good...

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Akshaya Tritiya: The Day of Good Luck and Success on April 18th

EYE ON VEDIC HOLIDAYS: AKSHAYA TRITIYA ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH

So when the Sun and the Moon are both exalted once a year and it is connected to the 3rd lunar day of the month, it becomes an auspicious day for starting important things and getting results. It is one of 3 days a year when you do not have to worry about what time you start something as the whole period is good. It roughly happens from midnight on Wednesday, April 18th until about 3 pm but please check your local calendar.  Time to sign an important contract,  start an important marketing campaign, start an important project or make an important phone call to get something important started and bring the fruits...

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RAHU IN PUSHYA APRIL 29-DEC 7, 2018–CALMING DOWN RAHU A BIT

EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU IN PUSHYA APRIL 29-DEC 7, 2018

Pushya is one of the most auspicious constellation in the zodiac being connected to the chief deity, Brahaspati, the high priest of the gods. It turns out that most planets except Saturn are uplifted by transits through Pushya because the energy of the deity Brihaspati, priest of the Gods. Jupiter brings out  benevolence, generosity, compassion and joyfulness and optimism are generated through this constellation. Its a funny case like Mrigashira where the qualities are that of Jupiter and not Saturn and which is like the constellation of  Mrigashira which brings out the deity Soma and the Moon more so than the harsh energy of Mars.   Rahu moves into Pushya April 26th in the mean node system and April 29th in the True node system.

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MERCURY DIRECT IN PISCES: APRIL 15-MAY 8TH–THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE PISCES JOURNEY

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY DIRECT  APRIL 15TH
As difficult as the recent Mercury retrograde has been because of aspects from Rahu and Mars and Saturn, there have been some bright spots as Mercury retrograde has increased creativity, intuition and spirituality.    In March, Mercury benefited from  the conjunction with Venus and it cancelled the debilitation.  Now it will be direct and will get aspects from Saturn and Rahu and Mars again but will not have the extra energy of the retrograde or the benefit of Venus.
Hence the direct energy in Pisces now may be more difficult than the past two months and Mercury does not get into Aries until May 8th and that is an enemy’s sign.
Remember to drive safely as people are spacey, get lost and are not paying attention to the road...
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