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SUN IN AQUARIUS FEB. 12-MARCH 14: A BIT TURBULENT

SUN IN AQUARIUS: FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 14

Sun enters Aquarius: February 12th at 16:17 EST

The Sun will go into Aquarius on Monday,  February 12th and stay there until March
14th. Leos sometimes benefit from the Sun throwing a full aspect into their
own house but it can bring up stubborn relationship issues but loyalty always
will win out.

The Sun is weak in transit when it is at 29.40-0.40 degrees and it is not considered an auspicious time to start new events.  This will be felt most on Monday, Feb. 12th most of the day and can create a bit of emotional volatility and probably will not help the volatile stock and commodity markets.

The first part of the transit continuing through Dhanishta (Delphini
constellation, Aquarius 0-6.40) through February 18th and is trickier
February 12 – 15th a...

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REVISIT: MERCURY CONJUCT KETU–CONFUSION OR INTUITION

EYE ON THE SKY: MORE ON MERCURY AND KETU

With the Mercury conjunction to Ketu more intense the next few day, it is time to revisit our article about.  Exact conjunction is on Friday with a strong influence into Feb. 12th.  Mercury and Ketu do not get along as Ketu is headless and intuitive and Mercury likes to think and be logical.  The combination can create scattered thinking, confusion, anger, frenzy and bewilderment or obsessive thinking. The conjunction is happening across from the eclipse point of 18 Cancer and this can create mental disturbance and a mind filled with sudden surprise thoughts that wants to change everything.  Wait for the energy to die down before making impulsive decisions...

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WAITING FOR MARCH AND LIVING IN THE FUTURE WITH ASTROLOGY

EYE ON THE SKY: WAITING FOR GODOT AND ASTROLOGY

We have noted that until Saturn gets out of Ketu’s nakshatra of Mula in early March and at the same time Venus goes into exaltation in Pisces, we may not get a huge lift in winter blahs, stress and suffering. It has been intense with sickness and death but we have to remember that we cannot live in the future. We like the tail-winds and support but we have to use the challenges to transform our lives.

Samuel Beckett’s seminal play involving two hobo- like characters  waiting for the arrival of Godot, an embodiment of living in hope of the future rather than embracing the present and the existential void is a hallmark in world literature and a reminder of our plight in the world.

The planets are schools and teachers  and their transits set up...

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VENUS IN AQUARIUS FEB 6-28TH: COMPLICATIONS IN ROMANCE AND ARTISTIC CREATION

VENUS IN AQUARIUS: FEBRUARY 6 – FEBRUARY 28

Venus moves into Aquarius February 6th but is afflicted in transit by a 60-degree aspect from Saturn into February 16th and this will be felt most Feb. 14-18.  Saturn and Venus are friends so this may bring up older more mature relationships or a love of old books and spending time with elderly women.
The negative side of Aquarius comes out most of the transit with a square from Mars into Feb. 25th and an aspect from, Saturn and then the eclipse hits 4 degrees Aquarius on Feb. 15th. The Jupiter aspect helps but pretty complex energies.

While Aquarius his it wonderful quirky and philosophical nature and is the beloved sign of Astrologers, Sanjay Rath thinks it is the 2nd most difficult sign to have anywhere prominent in ones’ chart, as it is...

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GUEST POST: FEB OUTLOOK IN THE STARS FROM IMRANA MALIK

EYE ON THE SKY: FEB. OUTLOOK from Imrana Malik

Editor’s Note: I would like to introduce a gifted astrologer and writer from Pakistan, Imrana Malik. Please enjoy her columns Celestial Guidance on  Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/astrocounselling22/ 

The planet of karma Saturn has entered in the last pada of Mula nakshatra…… in Cancer navamsha and will stay there till March 2nd, 2018.  As now we all know that Mula nakshatra falls in the dharmic sign of Sagittarius and is ruled by the planet Ketu.  This star is connected  with deep investigation.  Ketu is a moksha karaka planet and here in Mula nakshatra it deals with the past issues that are mostly secretive in nature or are hidden from our eyes and buried deep, so we have to go deep to find the truth.

As it is ruled by the godd...

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SUN IN DHANISHTA/DELPHINI: FEB 6-19TH: OVERCOME EGO AND SERVE HUMANITY

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN DHANISHTA FEB 6-19 (Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 6.40)

The Sun moves into the constellation of Delphini the Dolphin know in Vedic astrology as Dhanishta Feb. 6-19TH which is located Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 10.

This constellation is connected to music and mastery over the material plane. Its nature is very diverse as it can adapt to any situation it finds itself in.  The Sun is still pretty afflicted by being within a few degrees of Ketu until Feb. 7th and moving into a new constellation of a friend will help.

Dhanistha is ruled by Mars and Mars is strong in Scorpio but a bit afflicted by a wide aspect from Rahu in Cancer and being in Saturn’s constellation.   This may lead to the  mental matrix being  bit more angry and frustrated and more fire energy is stirred up...

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SECRETS OF VEDIC REMEDIES PART 1 : HONORING THE PRACTICE

SECRETS OF VEDIC  REMEDIES PART 1 : HONORING THE PRACTICE

Sometimes 8th and 12th house fixed karmas arise causing illness, loss, death, divorce and life-threatening situations.   8th house karmas requires us to surrender our will and our ego and accept karma that we inevitable have to go through and which we cannot avoid and is part of our purpose on the planet. 12th House Karma requires surrender to the Divine and trust in God’s plan. We can often only bow down and surrender.

We sometimes think that planetary mantras and pujas and fire ceremonies are magic bullets but we need to participate with reverence and honor.  The Sanskrit translation of one of the basic prayers to the Sun goes:

With loving reverence we bow to the Sun

whose exaltation brought this world into being

and whose...

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MERCURY CONJUNCT KETU IN CAPRICORN: COMMUNICATION DISTORTIONS

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY IN CAPRICORN with KETU

Mercury the trickster will have its own major opponent with Ketu, another trickster that diffuses and scatters energies and creates challenges on the material plane to point us toward the Divine.

We have a lot of Ketu conjunctions with Venus the past week now far away from Ketu and the Sun moving into conjunction this weekend and next week we will get Mercury moving toward Ketu and being within 3 degrees Feb. 7-12 in the true node system.

Mercury, a benefic, will uplift the disturbing eclipse energies but the affliction to itself will disturb communication and probably create a new hornet’s nest around the media. Chances are a scandal involving the media will erupt as fake news may finally be proven  to really be fake news...

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SATURN, SUFFERING AND HARD WORK: STILL ANOTHER MONTH

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN STILL DIGGING UP THE GRUNGE

There is a lot of suffering, anxiety, death or sickness  out there and too many people we have talked to have been touched by it  in some way.   We wrote last week about so many planets connected to Saturn,  and Saturn is in the constellation of Mula  (Sagittarius 0-13.20), there is a lot of Saturn/Ketu energy at work.

Mula is owned by Ketu and it  will not let you escape from the past.  It requires that you take responsibility for past karma and do something to make it right.  So like one of the 12 steps from AA, one has to make amends for those that we have hurt or injured and that has to be a theme for the coming years. So stretch out your hand first, say that you are sorry and do something to correct your mistakes.

This transi...

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DEALING WITH ANGER: SUN/KETU AND THE LAST OF THE KALA/SARPA

EYE ON THE SKY: DEALING WITH ANGRY PLANETS

As we discussed yesterday, Sun moving toward Ketu into this weekend can bring up anger flares and with the Moon crossing Rahu at the eclipse this morning, our old friend the Kala Sarpa yoga in transit is back for a last bit of intensity until Sunday.  Kala Sarpa is when all the planets are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu and it imbalances the lunar and solar energies and so there is too much male energy. Its great for getting stuff done but you may not take any prisoners in the process.  Mars is also channeling Saturn’s energy in the constellation of Anuradha (Scorpio 3.20-16.40) and it can bring up more anger.

As a soldier, Mars is used to dealing with long hours and fighting fatigue and is able to move forward and be heroic...

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