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VEDIC NEW YEAR PREDICTIONS–MARCH 17: WHAT LIES AHEAD?

Applied Vedic Astrology - Catching the Sun

The New Year in Vedic Astrology Starts March 17th, 2018

Whereas western culture delights in January New Year predictions, the Vedic New Year calendar is often run for the new Moon in March after the spring solstice for the capital city of a country. Because the New Year begins after sunrise, Vedic astrologers will assign the ruler of the day to be ruler of the year and because the new moon is after sunrise, the Sun is the ruler of the Year. The chart is cast the capital city of your country for the new mono and predictions for the New Year are made accordingly.

In the Vedic calendar there is a deity or god that governs each year and they rotate each year for 60 years and they are connected to the Jupiter and Saturn returns, and that suggests that just like last time, Jupiter was in Libra a...

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MOVING TOWARD THE VEDIC NEW YEAR AND NEW MOON BLAHS AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS

EYE ON THE SKY:  SHEDDING THE PAST YEAR AND MOVING INTO A  NEW ONE AND SPIRITUAL REBIRTH

We are moving toward the New Moon and an important Vedic Holiday of the Spring Navarati  and the start of the New Vedic year into March 17th .

Whereas western culture delights in January New Year predictions, the Vedic New Year calendar is often run for the new Moon in March after the spring solstice for the capital city of a country.  We will publish our analysis of the Vedic New Year on Saturday.  This is year, March 17, 2018 at 9:12 a.m. EDT, the chart for Washington, DC is the Year of Vilamba. You can run your capital at the new moon after the spring equinox.

My friend Juliana Swanson of Astral Harmony notes that “

In this last waning week of the old year, our life force may feel quite tired...

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NEPTUNE INTO THE CONSTELLATION OF PEGASUS/PURVA BHADRAPADA: WAVES OF DECEPTION

NEPTUNE TRANSITED THE CONSTELLATION OF PEGASUS/PURVA BHADRAPADA MARCH 8, 2018
I do not get to write about Neptune very often because it moves so slowly staying 14 years in a sign but it went  into the constellation of Purva Bhadrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) known by Western astronomers as Pegasus March 8th, 2018 and stays there until March 2024!

The last time we had this transit was March 1853 – April 1859. While the outer planets are not a traditional part of Vedic astrology, I find them important for understanding collective behavior and if they impact sensitive points in your chart within 2 degrees by transit or in your natal chart, they can be rather impactful...

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RAHU TRINES VENUS AND MERCURY: MARCH 15-20

EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU TRINE VENUS AND MERCURY

Rahu trines Venus in Pisces at 20.19 degrees on March 18 in the true node system but the 3 degree orb is tight between March 16-19th.   Rahu and Venus and Mercury are good friends and the Venus aspect is particularly good.

Rahu sends a friendly aspect wave to Venus on March 18th as she sits in the liberation house of Pisces. This is a transit of fullness of love and prosperity.  Venus is very happy in her place of exaltation and this transit brings with it the promotion of all-good in one’s affairs, expanded pleasures, and a focus on women’s issues. These heightened and expanded feelings, albeit with a shadowy tint from Rahu, will entice one towards unique and unconventional practices in the areas of spirituality and healing...

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UNDERSTANDING DAILY TIMING: THE SECRETS OF THE DAYS OF THE WEEK

EYE IN THE SKY: UNDERSTAND DAILY TIMING

Clients often ask me about my mixed forecast this month. I made a point of saying how great it would be with the exalted Venus or the improved Saturn but they are not feeling it on Mondays or Tuesday or Wednesdays.  What gives?

In  daily life, the Vedic tradition has  h looked at the Moon’s course every month through the nakshatras (one nakshatra is roughly how much the Moon covers in a single day). They add this effect to the weekday. In India, as well as in China, Tibet and Europe, the seven days of the week have corresponded since time immemorial to the seven visible planets in the same way. Thus, if need to propitiate Saturn, you’d better do it in a Saturday...

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MARS AND SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS: FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN INTO SAGITTARIUS WITH MARS AND IMPACT ON HEALTH:

Mars is in Sagittarius now and moving toward conjunction with Saturn into April 2nd.  The impact is particularly strong March 27 – April 7th when Mars moves within 3 degrees of Saturn’s energy. During these two weeks, it is as if we are getting closer to the flame of fire; when you are in the same room of the fire, it is more intense compared to being downstairs.  The tendency is for anger and frustration to bubble up and you may snap at people. Resentment may flow through the mind. Delays, obstacles and
indecision may bubble up in the volcanic cauldron of Sagittarius. Jupiter’s energy soothes it a little and if you channel the energy into humanitarian service it can become a positive.

Staying on top of your medi...

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MARS IN SAGITTARIUS: MARCH 7- MAY 3: RELEASE THAT ANGER AND ENERGY

MARS IN SAGITTARIUS: MARCH 7 – MAY 3
Mars enters Sagittarius: March 7th

MARS IN MULA:  (Sagittarius 0-13.20) MARCH 8 – MARCH 30TH

Mars went into Sagittarius on March 7th and stays there until May 3rd. This is a difficult transit because Mars will be moving toward conjunction with Saturn into April 2nd and will be in a planetary war with Saturn April 1-3rd. The good news is that the two planets are in different nakshatras or constellations until March 31st but the first part of the transit is through the difficult but very spiritual constellation of Mula, where Saturn had just spent about 4 months.

Mars with first connect to Ketu in Mula Nakshatra, March 8-30th because of the transit through Ketu’s nakshatra and it will channel Ketu’s energy...

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JUPITER STATIONARY/RETROGRADE: MARCH 8-JULY 10th: POWER IN THE SKY TODAY

JUPITER STATIONARY/RETROGRADE

Jupiter is stationary today on a Thursday, its day and can exhibit vast power. James Braha is fond of saying that stationary planets in a natal chart are one of the most powerful things that you can have in a natal chart. . President Trump has a stationary Jupiter in the 2nd house in Virgo, the house of finance and is running a Jupiter period now.  I am blessed with a stationary Jupiter in Gemini in the 8th house of hidden knowledge and spiritual teaching and astrology. President Kennedy had a stationary Mercury ruling his Virgo rising chart.  So we are blessed with a very powerful Jupiter today for advancing spiritual wisdom.  The problem today is that Jupiter is at the end of a sign where it tends to lose power.

Jupiter is at the 29th degree where it can ...

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VENUS AND JUPITER EXCHANGE OF HOUSES: FIGHT OF THE GURUS

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS AND JUPITER PARIVARTANA YOGA

Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatana Yoga (abbreviated PVY).  It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the houses involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect.  The exchange is happening with Venus in Pisces, a sign owned by Jupiter and Jupiter in Libra, a sign owned by Venus and will have an impact through March 26th.  Because two benefic signs and planets are involved the exchange may work well for some rising signs particularly Cancer and Gemini but in many case the key word is to balance practicality with against false-optimism as Jupiter is at the end of the sign and is afflicted...

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EMOTIONAL CHURNING FOR SCORPIOS AND ARIES: THE BUBBLING ABYSS

MARS IN TRANSITION MARCH 6-7TH:  THE EDGE OF THE EMOTIONAL ABYSS

Tuesday is ruled by Mars and Mars is going through one of the more difficult areas of the zodiac for it the next few days.  Mars  has been in the constellation of Jyestha (Scorpio 16.40-29.59) and will stay there two more days .   Mars in Jyestha tends to be more attached to material things but will spend his time complaining about their imperfections.

The end of Scorpio is about leaving the material behind and then Mars in Sagittarius (0-13.20) much of the next three weeks   is connected to Ketu and Moola Nakshatra (Sagittarius 0-13.20) and the deity Nritti who is the destructive aspect of the Divine Mother, Kali, who wants to take away the material to move us into spirituality...

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