Category ASTRO BLOG

THE 12TH HOUSE AND OUR BLIND SPOTS: THOSE DEEPLY INEFFABLE UNCONSCIOUS PATTERNS

THE 12TH HOUSE AND OUR BLIND SPOTS

Astrologers tend to superficially lump 12th house challenges into losses and expenditures and foreign places but it is much richer.   The 12th house is deeply valued in the Vedic tradition because it brings in the deep subconscious realm and the rich spiritual realm of the void that leads to enlightenment if we can grasp its ineffable mysteries. Great things can happen if we are willing to unlock its mysteries.

The 12th house represents this deep subconscious void of very deep karmic patterns that are so ineffable that they can bring up deep emotional and psychological crisis-es and ineffable fears when experienced...

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SUMMER PREVIEW: CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS TENSIONS BREWING

SUMMER PREVIEW: ERUPTIONS AND POWER STRUGGLES

There is a lot of underlying tension in the air.  Some of it is new because Saturn moved retrograde into a more troubled part of the sign of Sagittarius.  Rahu is weak in its section of Cancer (Scorpio navamsha 13.20-16.40 Cancer) where it tends to bring up deep psychological disturbance and unconscious fears and of course the big elephant in the room is Mars conjunct Ketu having a deep impact until at least June 22nd.

We have talked about the Mars/Ketu conjunction for weeks but it is intensifying and we expect that it will be felt greatly. In the true node system it is conjunct exactly into June 8th and in the mean node system into June 13th.  It will have a strong impact until June 22nd at least but will linger much of the summer...

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MERCURY IN GEMINI JUNE 9-JUNE 25TH–AT HOME

MERCURY IN GEMINI: JUNE 9 – JUNE 25

Mr. Quicksilver, the trickster,  moves into Gemini at the end of the week and goes to its home base re-kindling communication, writing and intellectual inquiry.  For the most part it is a positive transit except from interference from Saturn into mid-month.

Firstly, Mercury moves into the star constellation of Mrigashira know by the West as Orion (Taurus 23.20-Gemini 6.40) known as the constellation of Orion on June 7th and stays there until June 12th and will channel Mars and this can lead to disputes so do not get into arguments while you are driving.

Retrograde Saturn opposes Mercury on June 15th and will impact it most June 13-18th  and than can create delays with traveling or miscommunication but at its best it can support deep thinking...

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VENUS IN CANCER STARTS FRIDAY JUNE 8TH–THE COMFORT OF HOME

VENUS IN CANCER: JUNE 8 – JULY 3

Venus enters  Cancer June 8, 2018  which is one of the better events of the month. Venus and the Moon are good friends and in Jaimini astrology that combination is particularly good for wealth and abundance so Moon conjuct Venus this month on June 16th is particularly wonderful for a party or celebration of beauty in the home of deep love of mother. 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. 

The first few weeks of the transit are better Venus is  not as afflicted but by mid-month it gets  conjunct Rahu on June 19th which may create some confusion around emoti...

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SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY JUNE 5TH: BUZZY, BUSY MIND

EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN CONJUCT MERCURY IN TAURUS

Sun is conjunct Mercury on TUESDAY , June 5th  at 7:02 pm EDT.   Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and usually can handle the sun’ rays best but within 3 degrees it gets a bit nervous and things can seem detailed and complicated and the mind seems busy and buzzy and there are too many thoughts running through the mind.

Virgo and Gemini rising may experience the intensity  most but when Mercury is within 40 minutes of the Sun, and this is the case on Tuesday/Wednesday during the day so intellectual brilliance can shine forth if Mercury is strong in your chart and prominent. .

In the financial sector, it is said not to sell commodities when Mercury is approaching the Sun...

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SECRETS OF THE FIRST HOUSE PART 4: HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN

HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN: THE ACHILLES HEEL

There are  inherent flaws or Achilles heels for certain rising signs based on the houses which it owns.  The more complex rising signs that are owned by Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn have Achilles heels or life-long issues. These are Gemini, Virgo (Mercury), Capricorn and Aquarius (owned by Saturn) and Sagittarius and Pisces (owned by Jupiter).  Libra owned by Venus also comes into this group. There are core life-lessons associated for these signs due to the placement of key planets for their signs and the houses they own. 

Often this is related to ownership of the 6th or 12th houses but sometimes the 7th houses is also involved so the relevant issues are challenges around habits, sacrifices and relationship...

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SATURN RETROGRADE INTO MULA NAKSHARTRA: JUNE 5-NOV 28TH–REPEATING THE EMOTIONAL GRUNGE

Saturn in Sagittarius and Mula Nakshatra: Spiritual, Intellectual Awakenings and Material Discord

Saturn  retrogrades back in into Mula Nakshatra (Sagittarius 0-13.20)   June 5 – November 28, 2018 so it is a big and subtle transition happening starting on Tuesday.

Saturn in Mula will not let you escape from the past, symbolized by Ketu. It requires that you take responsibility for past karma and do something to make it right. Similar to one of the 12 steps from the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, one has to make amends for past actions where we may have caused hurt or injury. This will be a theme for the coming years. Best advice is to extend your hand out first in a gesture of offering to say that you are sorry and do something to address your mistakes.

This transit can make us face ...

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SECRETS OF THE FIRST HOUSE PART 3: THE SIGNS THAT HAVE FATAL FLAWS DUE TO THE ELEMENTS

Hidden Flaws By Rising Sign: The Achilles Heel

Andrew Foss and Barry Rosen

This article is based primarily on a lecture given by Andrew at the Spring 2015 BAVA International Conference as also notes made by Barry at this and other lectures by Sanjay Rath and Bill Levacy. It introduces and explains the traditional concept of an inherent issue for each Zodiacal sign.

Our rising sign, which is called the Lagna in Vedic astrology, represents our personality, our temperament, disposition, tendencies, confidence, self-love and self-esteem and its afflictions reveal our inherent internal struggles. If the owner of the rising sign is strong and well-placed in his own or exalted sign or in friend’s houses or aspected by benefics, then he brings out his best qualities...

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GUIDE TO MARS/KETU IN CAPRICORN BY RISING SIGN

MARS IN CAPRICORN WITH KETU

So many of you are starting to feel  the  impact of Mars and Ketu coming within a few degrees of each other with the energy peaking into June 8th but still very troubling much of June.  We have pointed out exercise, releasing bottle anger and staying away from spicy food and favoring cooling foods and coconut water are important to stay on top of as well staying on top of yoga and meditation. Here is a guide again based on your moon or rising sign:

HERE IS A GUIDE BY RISING SIGN OR MOON SIGN

 Note charts are very individual and it will depend on your dasha and how may bindu points you have.  Please consult a professional astrologer to know how you will be impacted.

ARIES RISING OR MOON–10TH HOUSE TRANSIT

The Mars/Ketu conjunction will be activating your...

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SECRETS OF THE FIRST HOUSE PART 2: THE SHAKTI OF THE ZODIACAL SIGNS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: NEW LIGHT ON ZODIACAL SIGNS PART 1: ARIES-LEO

From our first glimpse into astrology from the newspaper, we became proud to pronounce our Sun sign and say, “I am an Aries,” and read about our transits.  We are also fascinating by zodiacal signs but do we know their true meaning and power or shakti?   The point of this article is that we get too attached to thinking we are one sign.

We are not just our rising sign or our Sun sign or our Moon sign but in the Vedic system, when we look at the Divisional charts or the Vargas, the rising signs there also reveal the depths of our personality around those issue of life...

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