Category ASTRO BLOG

MARS CONJUNCT RAHU INTO AUGUST 26-27: WILD AND RECKLESS

Applied Vedic Astrology - Catching the Sun

EYE ON THE SKY:  MARS CONJUNCT RAHU

Rahu, the planet of desire and ambition will be conjunct  Mars the planet of action exactly on August 26th in the mean node system and August 27th in the true node system.  When they are within 3 degrees of each other, there is a strong influence and that will come into play now and until August 31st.  It is particularly a problem because Mars is in Cancer in the gandanta (Cancer 27-30) and in the constellation of Ashlesha where poisons and toxins are accumulating and wanting to be released.

The transit creates great energy to want to act, to move forward after not progressing for a long time in Cancer and can unleash huge amounts of energy but if people get in the way, it might lead to losing one’s temper easily...

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VENUS IN CANCER: MOTHER DIVINE IS AT HOME AND FULLNESS OF LOVE

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS IN CANCER AUGUST 21-SEPT. 14

So a bright spot in the sky this week is Venus moving into Cancer and pretty much being unafflicted except into mid-September when it gets conjunct Rahu.   Venus and the Moon are good friends  in being the two most feminine planets and Venus in Cancer brings out artistic creativity, comfort, elegance, deep compassion and caring, emotional openness, sensitivity, and a deep capacity to love.

Venus goes into the constellation of Pushya on August 24-Sept 3rd where it gets connected to a strong Saturn that is stationary.  While the two are friends, Saturn and Venus combinations can create love with restrictions, emotional dryness, detachment or love of older people and strong business abilities...

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ECLIPSES, FEAR AND MOVING INTO GRACE: YOU ARE SAFE!

EYE ON SPIRITUALITY: BEYOND AN ASTROLOGY OF FEAR

Fear will be up big-time during the solar eclipse and you have to remember its all irrational nonsense.  Saturn is very strong this week going stationary on August 25th and it can be very intense particularly on Wednesday when it squares the moon and then when it will be conjunct Saturn on August 30th.   That means the bogeyman fear is going to get you, right? Usually we deal with fear by drowning ourselves in food, abusive substances, sexual outlets, zoning out watch TV or movies, playing video games or even escaping to meditation. Does this serve us or numb us out?

When we turn on the television, the media is ranting and feeding our fear. Korea is going to fire missiles because of the war games...

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT TRANSITS AND TRUE GRIT AND DISCIPLINE

EYE ON ASTROLOGY AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

We should not use astrology to  prevent us from acting and moving forward with our lives but we can use astrological forecast to see the puppet masters strings that are tugging at our emotions and psychology to get beyond. If we understand what is happening in the stars, it may allow us to get beyond it and not get gripped and to transcend is influence on bad decisions.  My columns try to give us that perspective but we should not hide our head in the ground like an ostrich as probably 60% of the year there is something challenging happening in the stars but there are always movements of grace.  Even this week with the difficult Solar Eclipse and the Mars/Rahu conjunction, Jupiter and Venus are holding down the fort as much as they can.

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SATURDAYS, FEAR, ECLIPSES AND POLITICS: FOCUS ON THE GOOD IN PEOPLE

EYE ON THE SKY: FEAR AND ECLIPSES AND SEEING BEYOND FEAR

With the eclipse coming on Monday  and Saturn starting to slow down and go direct into August 25th, fear is mounting in the world and in conversations with people.   People are very much on edge about racial tensions, Russia, the economy, the state of our government.   There is a lot of fear up because 10 days before Saturn goes direct on August 25 , fear and intensity increase.   The solar eclipse can bring up intense fear also as the optimism of the Sun gets eaten up by the demon Rahu which becomes a metaphor for allowing the darkness to temporarily destroy the Divine light and plunge us into fear?   It is all illusion. At most the Sun will disappear for 4.30 minutes in Carbondale, IL and then reappear...

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THE SOLAR ECLIPSE AND HEALTH: BE SAFE AND PRACTICAL AND FORGET THE HYPE

EYE ON THE SKY: SOLAR ECLIPSE AND HEALTH

The Sun is the karaka or signifier for health and the eclipse can have an impact on health more than anything. If you have health problems, are Leo rising, or are running a Sun/Rahu or Rahu/Sun period, then you have to be particularly  cautious not do things that you know are bad for you.  Exercise discipline over the coming days and weeks as the eclipse can have an impact for months.   Some people think that if you have health problems and you look at the eclipse, then they may be more likely to manifest.  Be practical and stay out of the fear.

The eclipse kills digestive fire and makes food difficult to digest and toxic.  Finish large meals 3 hours before the eclipse to allow ample digestion time...

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RAHU IN THE CONSTELLATION OF HYDRAE/ASHLESHA: AUG 17-APRIL 29TH

EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU IN CANCER/ASHLESHA: EMBRACE LIFE WITH MODERATION

In the mean node system, Rahu moves into the constellation of Ashlesha (Hydra, Cancer 16.40-29.59)  on August 17th and in the true node system on Sept. 10th  and journeys through there until  April 29th in the true node system  Of the 27 constellations in the zodiac, Ashlesha  (and Ardra)  can stir up more emotional turmoil than many others and its a long transit so we have a bit of an emotional storm brewing for a while.

Ashlesha is a constellation which grounds us to the earthy suffering of life and death and unhappiness and while Rahu loves to full embrace life and live every moment fully in sensual gratification, it will stay frustrated and psychologically imbalanced...

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MARS ON THE EDGE: DEALING WITH FATIGUE AND ANGER AUG 17-SEPT 3

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS ON THE EDGE

Mars hits the final part of his 2 year journey toward the exact point of debilitation which peaks into August 22nd when it hits 27 degrees Cancer.   Mars governs the adrenals and is at a low energy point and is very tired.  As a soldier, Mars is used to dealing with long hours and fighting fatigue and is able to move forward and be heroic. Now, however, everything takes 3 times as long.  Tempers flare up easily over the slightest irritability.   Sometimes, there is no fight left and Mars just has to withdraw into his cave and recharge.  This is a good thing.

Mars governs alertness and the 3rd eye as the warrior has to be in awake to see the enemy approach.  So find away to stay focuses to prevent accidents and mishaps...

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YOUR SOLAR ECLIPSE GUIDE: EXPECT THE BEST–WHAT’S TO FEAR?

EYE ON THE SKY: SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21ST

I have waited for weeks to write about the solar eclipse because people have been in fear of it for months and why waste months being in fear?  First of all, it is likely that during the actual eclipse there may not be too many significant events because eclipses have more of a post-impact.   Secondly, planets going over the eclipse point will often trigger events so Mercury going over the eclipse point on Sept. 1-2 and Mars going over the eclipse point at 5 degrees Leo on Sept. 4th will be more important.  Sun hits the eclipse point on August 22nd a day afterwards and Venus hits the eclipse point of Leo 5 degrees on Sept. 19th.

We have talked about meditating and fasting during the eclipse with no food 3 hours before and then not eating unti...

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SUN IN LEO AND IN TRANSITION: THE SOUL AND THE PAST AND THE EGO

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN MOVING TOWARD LEO AND CONJUNCT RAHU

The Sun today gets ready to move into Leo at 14:16 pm EDT and moves toward conjunction with Rahu.  The Sun is in the deepest gandanta point located between 29.20-0.40 and in election astrology and Muhurtha, it is thought today/Thursday is not an auspicious day to start new events.

The Cancer gandanta (Cancer 29.20-29.59)  in the constellation of Hyrda (Ashlesha, Cancer 16.40-29.59) is a place where the toxins of the past are accumulating in a big knot that is difficult to untie.  Deep unconscious patterns and difficult problems seem to arise that seem daunting and filled with regrets...

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