Category ASTRO BLOG

PATANJALI’S OBSTACLES TO SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AND VEDIC ASTROLOGY

EYE ON SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY: THE VIMSHAMSHA (D-20) AND THE BLOCKS TO SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching a class on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Chapter 1 and thinking deeply about some of  his guidelines around blocks to spiritual practice and then seeing how it can show up and be diagnosed in the natal chart.  There is a special divisional chart, D-20 which is called worship but is often about spiritual practice and looking at it in combination with the natal chart 5th house may reveal some of your hidden problems around spiritual practice. In the end it takes great discipline.

The first house of any Varga chart has to be strong and its lord well-placed. Usually you do not want malefics here but in some many charts of saints, the malefics are there to spur one toward enlightemet...

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FOCUS ON MARS/SATURN/KETU: BUBBLING CAULDRONS

EYE ON THE SKY: FOCUS ON MARS

Its Tuesday, ruled by Mars and Mars is within 5 degrees of a mutual square with Saturn in Scorpio, a sign ruled by Mars.  Mars is also moving toward a planetary war with Venus into Thursday/Friday and will be losing the war and we wrote about this earlier in our weekend forecast.  Saturn is aspecting Ketu pretty tightly, another fiery planet in Mars’ constellation of Dhanisha (Delphini Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 6.40).   This all brings up a lot of bubbling and explosive energy for Mars which can lead to violence, explosions, volcanoes and wild bursts of anger. Our hearts still go out to the people of Las Vegas and we wish safety to the 100,000 people in Indonesia that had to leave their homes in fear of an impending volcano going off...

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SATURN AT THE END OF SCORPIO: UNTYING THE TWISTED KNOTS

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN  IN TRANSITION

Part of the intensity of our life and in the world is connected to Saturn at the end of Scorpio aspected by Rahu.    Later in the month it gets more intense Oct 16-26 as Saturn enters the most critical area of the zodiac on Oct 16   which is between 29.12 Scorpio and 0.48 Sagittarius  which is know as Abhukta Mula, which means uneaten, not enjoyed and unused. If you were born at the end of Scorpio or the beginning of Sagittarius  it can give you an ability to not enjoy the blessings of life due to karmic circumstances but it an also propel you to gain stability and get to the core of existence...

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OCTOBER ASTRO-FINANCE SNEAK PREVEW: STILL STORMY

EYE ON THE WORLD: OCTOBER IN MUNDANE ASTROLOGY

Its been a very intense month on the planet between hurricanes and saber-rattling with North Korea.   Having Saturn and Rahu aspecting each other in the gandanta area (Cancer 27-30 to Scorpio 27-30) has created very complex problems and world disasters as Saturn tends to show its results at the end of a sign as it leaves.   Some of it may seem to let up a bit Oct. 2-8th  but much of October is still intense until Nov. 3rd and 4th.   In fact parts of October between Oct 14-31st seem more intense than September and if we are going to get a stock market correction, we think it will come in October.

Firstly, a deflation cycle, Venus in Virgo,  hits between Oct. 10-Nov. 3rd and usually the stock market does not like this cycle and it usually...

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OCTOBER ASTRO-FINANCE OUTLOOK: STORMY

EYE ON THE WORLD: OCTOBER IN MUNDANE ASTROLOGY

Its been a very intense month on the planet between hurricanes and saber-rattling with North Korea.   Having Saturn and Rahu aspecting each other in the gandanta area (Cancer 27-30 to Scorpio 27-30) has created very complex problems and world disasters as Saturn tends to show its results at the end of a sign as it leaves.   Some of it may seem to let up a bit Oct. 2-8th  but much of October is still intense until Nov. 3rd and 4th.   In fact parts of October between Oct 14-31st seem more intense than September and if we are going to get a stock market correction, we think it will come in October.

Firstly, a deflation cycle, Venus in Virgo,  hits between Oct. 10-Nov. 3rd and usually the stock market does not like this cycle and it usually...

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WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST OCT 1-8TH: A BREAK FROM HELL WEEK

EYE ON THE SKY: OCT 1-8TH: IMPROVING FORECAST BUT TENSE FOR RELATIONSHIPS

Many people I talked to the past week had an unbelievably difficult week.  Things will improve this week as on Sunday, we break out of the 2 week Kala Sarpa Yoga in transit where all the planets have been hemmed in between Rahu  (north node) in Leo and Ketu (south node)  in Capricorn .  As the moon goes into Aquarius on Sunday night, it will break free.  On a transiting level, there has been a strong imbalance of solar and lunar energies and my sense has been that that solar energies of power and force and action have been dominating over-activating people’s solar plexus’s and creating more force and power and anger and tension.  We finally get a break from that energy until Oct. 14th when it is triggered again...

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NINE DAYS OF MOTHER DIVINE: DAY 10–VICTORY DAY–MOTHER GIVES ALL

Day 10: VICTORY DAY : MOTHER IS ALWAYS GIVING EVERYTHING
Sept 29th starting around 2 pm Chicago time and Sept. 30th in India begins the 10th day after the nine days of Divine Mother marking the end of the celebration. It is known as Dusshera- which means the tenth day of victory and often called Victory Day.

Today is the completion of purification and a re-birth from the womb. Traditionally a 10 headed demon is burned representing the completion of our inward journey to purge our negative patterns and actions. It becomes symbolic of burning our karma and May we all burn the negativity that slows us down with the fire of knowledge. May we all be victorious beings in every area of life...

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LIVING IN THE FUTURE: MORE ASTROLOGICAL BY-PASS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: LIVING IN THE FUTURE

The planets are schools and teachers that set up karmic circumstances so that we can do it better this time. Its like Bill Murray in the 1993 movie, Ground Hog Day.  Will he learn kindness and compassion this time or continue to wake-up the same grumpy old weatherman who treats people terribly?

I often get people waiting for their next big cycle to start. It will be better when my Jupiter period comes and when I leave Rahu. If I can just get out of my Ketu period, then my life will get better.  Many times this is years and it is usually not as expected.  There are rare charts and rare periods where everything is working on all cylinders.  Life is rather mixed.  Relationships may work in one period but health and work are challenged...

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NINE DAYS OF MOTHER DIVINE: DAY 9– THE GIFT OF CENTEREDNESS

Day 9: Thursday, Sept. 27 US/Friday Sept. 28 India :   The Gift of Centeredness Amidst Change

Ma Siddhi Datri is the ninth goddess and a  embodiment of Goddess Saraswati.
Her name means the “giver of Boons/accomplishments.”   She blesses those who practice their yoga and mediation regularly due to discipline.   She reminds us that if we are regular in our spiritual practices, then nature will support us with the fulfillment of our desires.   She teaches that hard work and discipline and dedication are necessary to create enough clarity of mind in order to fulfill our desire

Ma Siddhi Datri is an embodiment of highest quality of Venus  and healthy relationships and her deep friendship with Saturn and the blessings of elders.  She bestows good health, intelligence and health...

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PLUTO STATIONARY DIRECT: SEPT. 27TH–POWER AND TRANSFORMATION

PLUTO STATIONARY ON SEPT. 27TH: POWER AND TRANSFORMATION

Pluto is going stationary direct today and is very powerful in the sky. Pluto is connected with power and transformation and in extreme cases death of the old so that the new can arise.  The cocoon has be destroyed so that the butterfly can emerge.

Dennis Harness, notes that the Indian astrologers have started to pay attention to more the outer planets:

“According to Mr. Desai, he saw an ancient Vasistha Nadi palm leaf in a museum in Madras, India, which predicted that three important grahas or planets would be discovered by the jyotishis of the Kali Yuga. The great seer Vasistha was the author of a number of hymns in the Rg Veda (dated 3000 BC) and was considered a great priest of the kings...

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