Category ASTRO BLOG

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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NINE DAYS OF MOTHER DIVINE: DAY 8 AND MAHA-GAURI–REBIRTH OUT OF DARKNESS

FOCUS ON VEDIC FESTIVALS: NAVARATRI DAY 8

DAY 8:  Sept 27 (US) ;  Sept 28 (India) :  For those of you struggling the last few days, we have to go back to the metaphor of the challenges of rebirth and the difficult process of moving out of the womb. We have been discussing the nine days a rebirth process of the child being reborn in the womb of the mother and we are getting closer to our new birth.  Today is connected to Maha-Gauri, the white pearl and mother of full grace and beauty and serenity, radiant like the moon.  Today is Wednesday, and a day where we look into the darkness, examine our challenges and seek to muscle the energy and power to transform and move beyond our limits...

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MERCURY IN VIRGO: SEPT 26TH-OCT 12TH–A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: MERCURY EXALTED IN VIRGO

Virgo is one of the more fascinating signs representing the World mother.  Virgo ascendents sometimes feel cut out of material prosperity and sensual pleasures and feel unhappy taking on the sins of the world embodying the German word, Weltscmertz.  The sign is endowed with great intellgence, shakti, physicality, Universal life, the gift of poetry and speech and music and great psychic and intuitive powers.  And yet despite all these gifts, there is often great dissatisfaction with life.

Whenever a planet appears in Virgo in any sign of the zodiac it means where we need to be better, improve or be pure...

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NINE DAYS OF MOTHER DIVINE: DAY 7: SARASWATI AND MOVING TOWARD TIMELESSNESS

EYE ON VEDIC FESTIVALS: NINE DAYS

DAY 7: Rising to Timelessness and Freedom.

We have discussed how the nine days of Mother Divine is the journey from the material existence from the base chakra to the heavens and on Day 7, the darkest day, the energy moves from the third eye to the crown chakra and it is the first of 3 days devoted to Saraswati the goddess of wisdom.   In this case, the reminder is that everything in the temporal world is changing and the highest aspect of wisdom is Knowledge of the Self and our timeless and eternal nature.

Saraswati is the  the slayer of all that is an obstacle in the path to timelessness. Time is one of the biggest bondage and fear in humankind...

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MORE INSIGHT INTO INTENSITY IN THE SKY: SATURN/KETU ASPECTS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SATURN’S EXACT ASPECT TO KETU

Saturn is weak in the gandata area where problems seem unsolvable and where anxiety is heightened.  In the mean node system, Saturn has an exact aspect onto Ketu from Scorpio to  Aquarius at 28.52 today.  The true aspects are exact on Oct. 9th.     We will cover Saturn/Ketu in this article and Saturn/Rahu in our companion piece.  People get bent out of shape by difficult and malefic transits. As my friend Linette Craul points out, “Malefic energy is not bad and  yet only helps us  to face fears with more faith and less worry through lessons & tests & personal experiences”  With these difficult transits we have to take that perspective or get overwhelmed.

The Saturn/Ketu association can bring up  emotional despair, melancholy, constri...

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RAHU TRINE SATURN: DEALING WITH HIGH ANXIETY

EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU TRINE SATURN

Rahu is casting a 5th house, 120 degree aspect from Cancer to Scorpio  exactly today in the mean node system and on Oct. 8th in the true node system.  The influence is there until late October within 3 degrees in the true node system and until Saturn goes into Sagittarius on Oct.  26 .  Both are in the intense emotional drowning areas at the end of water signs where problems seem overwhelming and in a knot and difficult to unravel.   I am hearing of people having anxiety attacks and being very stressed out. The imbalanced solar and lunar energies caused by the Kala Sarpa Yoga through Oct. 1st are not helping matters.

It is thought that Rahu  trinal aspects can create wrong desires or wanting to express wrong secrets in our heart and can express past w...

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