Category ASTRO BLOG

SUN IN THE CONSTELLATION OF PEGASUS/PURVABHARDA PADA: DARK JOURNEY

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN INTO PURVAHADRAPADA/PEGASUS: March 5-17th

The Sun  transits into a new constellation today  until March 17th which is know by Western astronomers as Pegasus (sidereal Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) and the in the Vedic lore is called Purvabhadrapada. The symbols for this unique nakshatra are a sword, the first two legs of a funeral cot, and a two faced man. The sword represents the ability to cut through negativity to get to the truth. The two faced man indicates the ability to see both sides of an issue but also may be symbolic in Western psychology of our dark side or shadow   This nakshatra is ruled by the benefic Jupiter, which reflects the high idealism of this asterism but for a star ruled by Jupiter, it has an unusual dark quality to it...

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NAKSHATRAS AND THE THE SECRET OF TRANSITS: THE POWER OF NINE

SECRET OF THE NAKSHATRAS: PART 2

 THE POWERFUL NINE AND THE SECRET OF TRANSITS 

The key to understanding transits  is through the Nakshatra predictive system known as Navatara and Tara Bala where transits through key nakshatras from the natal moon trigger events. They can also be  counted from ascendant and sometimes from the Dasha lord or the Sun and more accurately help us understand why certain larger transits or dasha periods bring great fruits or bring challenges.

Find out where your natal moon’s nakshatra is , your ascendant or lagna is  and then count the nakshatra sequences from there.

So if you born in the constellation of Jyestha and your moon was there then Jyestha is counted as 1 and is your Janma Nakshatra and then Mula would counted as 2 , Purva Shadha would be coun...

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MERCURY IN PISCES: MARCH 3-MAY 8th: IMAGINATIVE WRITING OR A RESTLESS MIND-

MERCURY IN PISCES: MARCH 3 – MAY 8

Mercury moves into Pisces on Saturday, March 3rd and because of retrograde
motion stays there until May 8th.  We only get retrograde Mercury in Pisces every 7 years and have not  seen it since 2011.   Every 7 years, Mercury retrogrades will be in water signs pitting the logical nature of Mercury against the emotional nature of the water signs.  We have Mercury retrograde in Cancer this summer and in Scorpio in the fall.

Mercury’s debilitation is cancelled by the Venus conjunction March 2-26th so this
lightens this difficult transit in March but not in April. James Braha is fond of
saying that cancellation of debilitation is like losing a limb and getting a
prosthetic. It helps but it is not like it is normal.

Mercury is debilitated in Pisces which ...

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VENUS IN PISCES: A WAVE OF BEAUTY, COMFORT AND PLEASURE

VENUS   IN PISCES: MARCH 2- MARCH 26

Conjunct Mercury March 4th and 19th.

Venus moves into her sign of exaltation on March 2nd  until March 26th. It will bring a big relief to the winter transits with an increase in comfort, warmer relationships, expansion and sensual pleasure.

In Pisces, Venus, the ruler of women and relationships, brings out love, harmony,
creativity, beauty and artistry. Venus and Mercury stay close together much of March and are conjunct March 4th and 19th.  Mercury, the ruler of communication and the link between mind and spirit, brings out deep intelligence, learning, and ingenuity. This conjunction will blend the mind with pleasures. We can expect a more imaginative or creative side of business with fresh, original ideas. This is also a
good time for writers a...

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MARS IN TRANSITION: END OF SCORPIO INTO SAGITTARIUS–TIME FOR TRANSFORMATION

EYE ON THE SKY: Mars in Transition

There are good things happening this weekend for Venus ruled signs like Libra and Taurus with Venus moving into Pisces and Saturn ruled signs like Aquarius and Capricorn will get a nice break with Saturn moving into a new constellation on Saturday.  Even Mercury does ok being so close to an exalted Venus much of March that Geminis and Virgos will be happy.  Mars ruled signs have the start of a new journey toward conjunct with Saturn into April 2nd.

The end of Scorpio, 27-30 degrees is called the stinger tale and is in the gandanta which literally means drowning. Mars will transit this area in Scorpio March 1-7th  and this could bring out deep karmic patterns if you are ruled by Mars ie Scorpio rising or Aries rising...

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GETTING READY FOR JUPITER RETROGRADE ON MARCH 8TH

EYE IN THE SKY: JUPITER AT 29 DEGREES LIBRA

Jupiter is the big dog in the sky that everyone loves and it is very powerful as it prepares to go retrograde on March 8th-July 10th.   When it is at the last degree of a sign it is a bit unsettled–like a person changing jobs, moving or changing relationships.  Still, it will not go into Scorpio until October.   It still may feel that the issues you have around Libra may feel a bit unsettled and in flux as you prepare to revisit them over the next 5 months.

Jupiter is very powerful in the sky 5 days before an after station so still very powerful March 4-12th until and  it is   a powerful week of expansion, good luck and for wisdom and this will be felt mostly on Sunday-Thursday of next week...

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MARS SQUARE MERCURY: FEB. 28TH–WATCH WHAT FIGHTS YOU PICK

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS SQUARE MERCURY FEB. 28TH

Always troubling is the Mars square to Mercury into Feb. 28th which will have a strong influence the week of Feb. 25-March 2nd and this can lead to arguing and anger and one always to be careful of the other guy on the road during this time as accidents can happen if we stay too caught up in thinking about angry conversations or having disputes in the car. If have to fight, pullover and do it in a restaurant or off the road.

The largest impact is Wednesday, ruled by Mercury and if you are running a Mars/Mercury or Mercury/Mars period or have this signature in your chart you have to be particularly careful about arguments and accidents. If you are Gemini or Virgo stay out of arguments if you can and catch yourself. Is it worth it?

Mars is less a...

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MARCH ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST: IN LIKE A LAMB– A BREAK FROM THE INTENSE WINTER.

EYE ON THE SKY: MARCH ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST.

March begins with a shift into the spiritual sign of Pisces with Mercury and Venus moving in there on March 2nd and the Sun moving in there into March 14th.   All three will be aspected by Rahu later in the month from Cancer.   Pisces offers us relief from the suffering and intensity of Aquarius. It is the most spiritual sign of the zodiac connected to the 12th house and desire to transcend the planet and reach Moksha or enlightenment so a good month to go on spiritual retreats, take a meditation class or do spiritual or philosophical reading.  Pisces, owned by Jupiter will soften the hard edges of Saturn and Rahu from Aquarius and beckons us to forgive the difficult past two months.

March is one of the better months of the year with Venus ...

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SECRETS OF NAKSHATRAS PART 1: THE POWER OF READING MICROSCOPIC STRANDS OF DNA

SECRETS OF THE NAKSHATRAS OR FIXED STARS: PART 1:  THE POWER OF READING MICROSCOPIC STRANDS OF DNA

The 27 lunar constellations in the zodiac (each being 13.20 minutes) form more of a  richer tapestry of ancient astrological knowledge than we might imagine.  Naksha in Sanskrit means getting closer and Tra means to preserve.   The two words taken together thus mean one that never decays.  Western astrologers use the word “fixed stars”  that we are familiar with like Antares in Scorpio or major constellations like Orion which straddles Taurus and Gemini and is know in the Vedic system as Mrigashira.

Nakshatras influence the mind everyday because the moon transits through one constellation of the zodiac daily over a month  and hence they impact are daily struggles for peace and calm...

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SATURN SEXTILE SUN: THAT SNEAKY 60 DEGREE ASPECT–TENSION AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN SEXTILE SUN FEB. 25TH

Saturn casts its sneaky 60 degree angle onto the Sun exactly this weekend and because the Sun rules Sunday and it afflicted, the energy might seem more intense than normal.   One has to
watch health issues during this transit and beware of rebelling against authority
figures like bosses or government officials.   If you have high blood pressure, do your best to stay out of stressful situations and manage it. If you have heart issues, also make sure to take care of yourself.

Aquarius is a very innovative sign but when the Sun is afflicted during this transit,
if you are Aquarius rising or Aquarius Sun, it can bring up low self-esteem, lack of
self-promotion, rebellious activism, depression, cynicism, gullibility, isolation. So
despite not wan...

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