Category ASTRO BLOG

THE SHAKTI OF THE ZODIACAL SIGNS PART 2: VIRGO THROUGH PISCES

In Part 1, we discussed how anywhere, in any part of a chart, the Shakti of the signs will bleed through.
Below is the remainder of the signs:

VIRGO: Whenever a planet appears in Virgo in any sign of the zodiac it means where we need to be better, improve or be purer.   Being the natural 6th house of the zodiac, it means that we need discipline around regular work, health and diet to prevent illness and we also need to develop skills to work with people so that we do not develop enmity with co-workers at work.  The challenge is Saturn and wanting too much perfection in the world and being too hard oneself and one’s weaknesses...

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PROBINGS INTO A DEEPER USE OF THE ZODIACAL SIGNS: MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: NEW LIGHT ON ZODIACAL SIGNS USAGE:

There is a tendency to get caught up in our Sun Sign or Rising sign or moon sign and to pigeon-hole our personality and its flaws and talents into astrological memes like he is Scorpio so he is over-sexed or he is Aries and is competitive and arrogant.  This approach is very limited. We are actually all the signs of the zodiac as we are the Cosmic Purusha,  but each personality may have specific emphasizes.

In thinking more deeply about this I realize that we have to analyze our zodiacal sign influences on the following levels:

  • Rising Sign Need for your physical body and the way your intelligence perceives the input of the world  in the natal chart...
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MAYA AND ILLUSION, THE NATURE OF THE MIND AND MOVING BEYOND: DISCOVERING AND TRANSFORMATING OUR BLIND SPOTS

DISCOVERING OUR UNCONSCIOUS PATTERNS AND BLIND SPOTS PART 1

The deepest purpose of Vedic Astrology should allow us to see the maya or illusion that runs through our mind and blocks us from seeing our own Divinity.  Astrology should reveal our hidden patterns and not just affirm what we know about our self already.  It is our hidden patterns and blind spots which get us into the most trouble and cause us the most suffering. It takes courage to look at them, bring them into the light and transform them but that is why we are on the planet. It is much like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day (1993)...

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SUN INTO ARDRA AND VENUS INTO ASHLESHA: DOUBLE INDEMNITY OF THE POISONED PEN PALS

EYE ON THE SKY:  TWO TRANSITS INTO DIFFICULT CONSTELLATIONS FOR SUN AND VENUS

Venus  moved into the constellation of Ashlesha (Hydra, Cancer 16.40-29.59) on June 20  and journeys through there until it goes into Leo on July 4th.  Of the 27 constellations in the zodiac, Ashlesha and Ardra can stir up more emotional turmoil than many others so with two planets going into the into early July,  we have a bit of an emotional storm brewing and double trouble.  It can also cause physical storms and tornadoes so stay on top of your local forecasts as we are in that season.

If you were born with Venus in the this constellation, you may have difficult with relationships, be vicious, controlling or jealous and prone to negative gossip...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST JUNE 20-28TH–LOTS OF TENSIONS

EYE IN THE SKY: WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER  FORECAST JUNE 20-28TH

We have been writing about the big events for a while with Mars conjunct Ketu and Saturn retrograde in a difficult part of the sky but there are a lot of minor new things this week.

At the beginning of the year, we had noted that the last few weeks of June would be rather challenging  we are feeling it and it is going to take a lot of slowing down, patience and discipline to get through it.  People sometimes criticize me for bringing out negative-and that is not always the case– but I am just the weatherman.  If it is going to rain with high winds, I am not going to pretend we have sunny wonderful days for picnics ahead...

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VENUS CONJUNCT RAHU/NORTH NODE JUNE 19-22ND–SENSUAL OBSESSION

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS CONJUNCT RAHU

Venus, the planet of luxury, beauty and sensual pleasure, is friends with Rahu, the planet of desire. They are good friends and their conjunction into  Tuesday, June 19th in the mean node system and Wednesday, June 20th in the true node system and closely within 3 degrees into Friday, June 22nd can increase sensual desire for sweets, sexual activity, shopping or going on a buying spree. The two planets in the mean node system are in Pusyha nakshatra which can show more constraint but Venus moves into Ashlesha (Cancer 16.40-29.59) where it is subject to the darker energies of gossiping, back-biting and problems with toxins and poisons into July 4th.

Be aware of this aspect because the tendency may be to over-eat too many sweets or not be satisfied by you...

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NEPTUNE STATIONARY RETROGRADE: JUNE 18-NOV. 25TH

EYE ON THE SKY: NEPTUNE RETROGRADE

Neptune turns retrograde on June 18th and stays there until late November.  Retrograde Neptune increases psychic energy. As Lynn Koiner notes: “Similar to the natal retrograde Neptune, the transiting retrograde causes sensitivity and receptivity to be much more acute. Due to this heightened receptivity, we are allowed to see far more than is possible when Neptune is direct. This is possibly a result of augmented intuitive or inner vision that bestows a different and more insightful perspective on matters.”

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 have  impa...

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MARS RETROGRADE JUNE 26-AUGUST 27TH–RELEASE THE BOTTLED ENERGY AND ANGER

MARS GOES RETROGRADE JUNE 26TH TIL AUGUST 27TH.

The big event of the coming week is the slowing down of Mars in Capricorn as it prepares to go stationary on June 26th and turn retrograde until August 27th.  Mars retrograde happens for about 2 months every two years but it does not happen very often in the exalted sign of Capricorn and it does not happen with a node very often at all.  The last time Mars went retrograde in Capricorn with a node, (and at that time it was Rahu) was  on July 10, 1971.  This time it is with Ketu and we have written about Mars/Ketu many times recently.

If you have retrograde Mars in your natal chart, Mars is less inclined to take action and a person needs a fire under them to get something done. There can be a lot of procrastination...

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JUPITER RETROGRADE INTO THE CONSTELLATION OF SWATI/ARCTURUS JUNE 18-AUGUST 2

JUPITER IN SWATI NAKSHATRA: LIBRA 6.40-19.59
RETROGRADE: JUNE 18 – JULY 10
DIRECT: JULY 10 – AUGUST 2

Jupiter retrogrades into the constellation of Arcturus on June 18th, which in the Vedic system is called Swati. (Libra 6.40-19.59) That means it channels Rahus’ energy from Cancer and Rahu is in better shape in the constellation of Pushya (Cancer 3.20-16.40) and will get out of the more difficult section in the mean node system after June 28th. Rahu and Jupiter associations are expansive and can bring great material gains, but it spoils Jupiter’s’ purist form and gets Jupiter too involved in material accumulation and happiness can be denied...

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SUN IN GEMINI-JUNE 15-JULY 17

EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN IN GEMINI

The Sun moves into Gemini today and today when it is changing signs it is considered weak and lacks energy and confidence and can create some mild depression. This is not an easy transit as it will be opposed by Saturn into June 27th but more of this will be felt between June 24-30th. The trine from Jupiter which is exact into July 8th will counteract Saturn a bit and be felt more in the first week of July.

In general, when the Sun goes into Gemini June 15th where the Shakti of the sign should bring out creativity particularly for writing and computer programming, but you have to make sure not to stay idle. Still the Sun is afflicted in transit because of the Saturn opposition from Sagittarius...

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