Category ASTRO BLOG

EXCHANGE OF SIGNS: BETWEEN MERCURY AND MARS Nov. 2-25th

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS/MERCURY EXCHANGE OF SIGNS  Nov. 2-25th

Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatana Yoga (abbreviated PVY).  It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the houses involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect. With Mars in Virgo  and Mercury into Scorpio on Nov. 2-25th, we have a yoga in transit being formed.

What does it mean?  Mars and Mercury are the most bitter enemies. At best it may create quick-witted speaking, strength in technical and mechanical and medical work and being quick to solve problems.  I often find in finance it may lead to deals and corporate take-overs...

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FOCUS ON FESTIVAL: ALL SOUL’S DAY AND HALLOWEEN

FOCUS ON FESTIVALS: SPIRITUAL BACKGROUND OF HALLOWEEN

I have never really liked Halloween with my debilitated moon in Scorpio  but have realized some of the spiritual implications of it.  I suspect I have too many childhood traumas fighting with my siblings over costumes or getting lost once during trick or treating.   Over the years, I have come to understand some of the symbolism of the holiday. Pumpkin is one of the more satvic foods and a candle placed in a hollow pumpkin attracts spirits to the light and keeps them out of the house.    Recent found this article from the Quietude Blog and thought I would share it. Happy Halloween everyone!

In the late 18th century Halloween was not celebrated in its current form...

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MARS IN CORVI/HASTA: OCT 30-NOV. 24 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND SATIRE

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN HASTA

Mars into Constellation Corvi: Strategic Planning

Mars moves into a new constellation on Monday.  In Hasta, it can create some lack of clarity about direction and being overly critical.  It promotes strategic planning but not great combative skills and is better for a war of words than a war of action. Mars stays there for  for about 25 days.

Mars and Mercury will be exchanging signs Nov. 2-Nov 25th when Mercury moves into Scorpio.  Mars and Mercury are bitter enemies as Mars functions through action and Mercury through a logic. We will write about this later but it will depend on what rising sign you are with Scorpios, Virgos, Aries, and Geminis feeling the impact most...

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MYSTERIES OF THE 12TH HOUSE–SACRIFICE, RETREAT AND LIBERATION

EYE ON THE SKY: MYSTERIES OF THE 12TH HOUSE

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.   Some of the additional 12th house significations include:

Loss on the material level leads to merging with the infinite for Moksha.

Loss of individual identity to gain freedom.

House of clairvoyance, intuition, dreams.

Sleep and dreams—subtle mind is active.

Powers developed from isolation and meditation

Blind spots and hidden enem...

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MYSTERIES OF THE 8TH HOUSE: DEALING WITH TRANSFORMATION

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF THE 8TH HOUSE: TRANSCENDENCE AND TRANSFORMATION

The 8th house, like its natural counterpart the 8th sign of the zodiac, Scorpio is a mystical, sexual, transformative place filled with mystery,  surprise and highly charged energy. Its transits are dreaded but if we master it, it brings us major life transformation and new light to move toward liberation and freedom.  The 8th house is like the magician’s magical box—anything that goes in it can be transformed.   Will the lady get sawed in half and become a different person entirely. While many dread 8th house transits and dashas, we can understand and embrace them for deep knowledge and transformation.

Traditionally the 8th house governs research, addictions, kundalini energy, occult power, knowledge of a...

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NEW LIGHT ON SADE SAT: HOW TO REALLY CALCULATE IT USING THE NAKSHATRAS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE 7.5 YEARS OF SATURN IN CONNECTION WITH TRANSITS THROUGH CONSTELLATION

Most people know know a little Vedic astrology get caught up in a huge fear around Sade Sat, the 7.5 years from Saturn goes through the 12th, 1st and 2nd house from your moon.  Actually Sade Sat can  also be applied to rising sign and your sun sign so if you really want to get all bent out of shape, depending on your chart, you could have some level of sade sat happening much of your life. Is it all bad? Of course not.  Moreover the 7.5 years is not all bad.  It depends on when Saturn is transiting the 1, 3, 5th and 25th stars from your birth moon constellation.

Saturn has a purpose to teach responsibility, discipline and focus and this is something that people may feel lazy about ...

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SATURN IN MULA/THE NINE STARS OF THE GALACTIC CENTER

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS/MULA NAKSHATRA UNTIL MARCH 2ND:  SPIRITUAL AND INTELLECTUAL AWAKENINGS AND  MATERIAL DISCORD

Saturn is fully in Sagittarius now in the constellation of Mula (Sagittarius 0-13.20).  Saturn is very slow here and it will remain in this constellation until March 3rd but then retrogrades back there June 5-Nov. 28, 2018 so for the most part most of next year will have that influence.

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.  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...

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SATURN IN EARLY SAGITTARIUS TIL NOV 28TH–TOUGH TRANSITION

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN EARLY SAGITTARIUS–AGAIN !  (sigh!)

Officially today, Saturn is in Sagittarius until January 2020. No folks, Saturn never quite gives us a break and is always doing its job. We just have to get to know and love him!  We get another chance to work on our Saturn issues of responsibility, hard-work, strong ethics and beating ourselves up as Saturn officially moves into the early degrees of Sagittarius know as the gandanta or drowning area.   We went through this area Jan. 26-March 16th and this area of the zodiac it is owned by Aries/Mars and tends to bring out Saturn’s worst qualities which include being frustrated, obstructed, delayed, being overly critical  depression, lack of social grace, impatience...

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DON’T USE ASTROLOGY TO BE AN OSTRICH: RISE TO THE OCCASION

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  ASTROLOGICAL BYPASSING

Its one of the more difficult weeks of the year for emotional grunge with Saturn on the edge and the Sun debilitated.  There are a few bright spots with Jupiter conjunct the debilitated Sun saving the day but its not an easy time.

My columns are here to alert you to what is happening in the mind and the emotions so you can transcend the energies and become free of the play of the planetary puppet strings that pull our emotions and psychology off the deep end sometimes. They are not meant for you to cower in the corner and fear the planets.

Still, how many of you use astrology and our intellectual constructs to bypass the hard work that it takes to transform your soul and consciousness? Do you use astrology to over-intellectualize or blame the cir...

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FOCUS ON CONSTELLATION OF ARCTURUS/SWATI: SUN, MERCURY, JUPITER

EYE ON THE SKY: FOCUS ON THE CONSTELLATION OF SWATI

We have three planets in the constellation of Arcturus (Swati in Libra, 6.30-20.00) including Mercury until Oct. 26th and the Sun until Nov. 6th and Jupiter until Dec. 17th.    That means they  are channeling Rahu’s energy from Cancer where it is in the emotionally charged gandanta end of the sign in the true node system until Nov 1st .

Sun is weakest in the constellation of Swati    in the enemy side of Libra  because it tends to lose confidence and may misuse its power in a wrong way.  Not a great transit given the state of some world leaders, like the President of Venezuela and North Korea being out of control.   In its insecurity, they may try to control and abuse others. The key during this transit until Nov...

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