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SECRETS OF THE 11TH HOUSE: EXPRESSING YOUR TALENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIETY

SECRETS OF THE 11TH HOUSE PART 1: EXPRESSING OUR TALENTS IN THE WORLD

By Barry Rosen

The 11th house is the most treasured of houses because it is said that all planets do well here and fulfill our desires.   It is connected to gains from work (2nd from the 10th).  Still it is a much more complicated house than most astrologers will admit as it is 6th from the 6th house and can cause health problems and it is connected to groups and associations and our karma with them which is not always easy.   In Part 1 we will discuss the much over-looked connection of the 11th house to groups, society and community and in Part 2 we will discuss how the 11th house reveals much about your income and the ability to fulfill your desires.

The 11th house is the house of friends and associations and it...

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SATURN AND ANXIETY: DEALING WITH FEAR OF THE FUTURE–JUST TELL SATURN TO STOP IT!

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN and FEAR OF FUTURE.

Saturn is opposing the moon today between Gemini and Sagittarius and there is anxiety in the air this morning and as always there is nothing to really worry about.   Saturn retrograde is a more powerful malefic and after the first week of June it will retrograde back into Mula Nakshatra (Galactic Center area 0-13.20 Sagittarius).  We are going to have master fear of the future or be miserable until late November where it will maintain a deep connection to Ketu. 

The mind cannot have an emotion on an abstract level so it attaches to something in the environment.  Most of what we fear is mental illusion...

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MARS SQUARE URANUS: MAY 16TH

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS SQUARE URANUS

While Uranus is not considered much in traditional Vedic astrology, I find it important. It is a bit like Rahu and very connected to Aquarius and the co-owner of Virgo and has a very inventive and eccentric nature.  Dennis Harness, discussing it says:

 Prajapati is the lord of progeny and creativity. He “exerts his heat and duplicates himself” and his “divine voice sounds like thunder”.  One of the translations of Prajapati is Indra, the lord of thunder and lightening. A similarity to the planet Uranus can easily be seen. Uranus represents the Prometheus myth of bringing fire to earth, the bringer of change and innovation. Uranus is often associated with heat, lightening and thunder. He was also the father of Venus, the goddess of creativity...

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REFLECTIONS ON EXALTED MARS: ITS STILL A MALEFIC IN AN ENEMY’S SIGN

EYE ON THE SKY: REFLECTIONS ON EXALTED MARS

Mars will be in Capricorn because it will go retrograde in late June and this is unusual as it does not go retrograde in Capricorn that often and it has been since 1813 that it went retrograde with Ketu in Capricorn.   Mars does not leave Capricorn until early November so we are really going to need to understand it fully.  The May part of the transits is the best as it is mostly unafflicted and since Mars governs the adreneals it is giving extra energy to get stuff done with power and vitality.

Still Mars is a first class malefic that likes to fight and it is in an enemy’s sign, Capricorn and it is no wonder that Israel is getting aggressive with Iran and Syria...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST: STAY OUT OF FIGHTS

EYE ON THE SKY:

Mars is squaring Mercury on May 12th and its impact will be felt most on Wednesday May 9th and 16th. Mercury and Mars are bitter enemies, so this is not a happy transit and can bring up more disputes and arguments and fighting. Drive carefully and do not fight in the car.  This is an 8th house transit for Virgos, which requires transformation, or unexpected illness or accidents can arise if your dasha period is so indicating. It is an 11th house transit for Geminis suggesting more fun with friends and fulfillment of desires and increases in income and a chance to engage in competitive sports.  Mercury in Aries will want to pick fights but this wastes a lot of energy...

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MARS IN THE CONSTELLATION OF VEGA (ABHIJIT): MAY 18-31ST HIDDEN STRENGTH

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN VEGA CONSTELLATION (Abhijit) :  MAY 18-31ST

There is a hidden constellation in the zodiac called Abhijit (located at 6.40-11.13 Capricorn) which is considered one of the most auspicious stars and is the mysterious 28th nakshatra of the zodiac. In the Western astronomical traditions, it is know as Vega and the Mars  transits through there for 18  days May 18-31st.  It is in the final section of Uttara Shadha (Sag.26.40-Capricorn 10.00) and a bit into Shravana.

Komilla Sutton notes that Abhijit means victorious and conquering completely and is connected to Brahma, the creator and also to Vishnu the preserver. It is a star where the individual can write their own destiny.  One can preserve the old and create something new...

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VENUS IN GEMINI: MAY 14-JUNE 8TH–TIME FOR CREATIVE WRITING

VENUS IN GEMINI: MAY 14 – JUNE 8

Venus moves into Gemini on May 14th and stays there until June 8th. It is a mixed transit with an expansive Jupiter aspect into June 1st and a Saturn opposition into May 26th. Overall it is positive with some affliction from Saturn around May 30th-June 3rd but will still foster a love of poetry and creative writing so for creative writers, this is your time to get that pen out and get that novel started or that book of poetry edited.

If you were born with an unafflicted Venus in Gemini, then you are friendly charming and fun loving, logical, enjoy learning, popular and good in relationship with others...

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICS

EYE ON THE WORLD:  ASTROLOGY, POLITICS AND BATTLE OF THE TITANS.

Politicians are part of the warrior caste and many of them have signatures in their charts connected to Sun/Rahu or Moon/Rahu which suggest striving for public attention or power.  I remember when Trump acknowledged Clinton after the third debate, he said “she was a good fighter.”  Warriors have a different role in society to protect the people and yet when Mars or the Sun is afflicted it becomes about personal ego and glory and shaming your enemy.  We rarely get statesmen like Kennedys or Churchills any longer who really are visionaries who really care about their world...

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SUN IN KRITTIKA/PLEIADES AND TAURUS: MAY 14-JUNE 14–LOOKING AHEAD

SUN IN TAURUS: MAY 14 – JUNE 14 

SUN IN THE CONSTELLATION OF KRITTIKA  MAY 11-MAY 24 (ARIES 26.40-TAURUS 10)

The Sun in Taurus is in an enemy’s sign but has no bad aspects during its transit. If you were born with Sun in Taurus unafflicted you are artistic, good with people skills, enjoying pleasure, has stamina and a fixed purpose and has traditional values and is good with business.

Sun transits into a new constellation of Krittika known by the West as the Pleiades on  Friday , May 11th. Mars and Sun are friends with Sun in Aries and it promotes courage and leadership and is good transit.
The Taurus section loses some strength and brings out the more material side of leadership and politics, but it is still strong.

Sun is strong in its own constellation although some think that it...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST: MAY 6-13TH–MIXED BUT STILL POSITIVE

ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST  MAY 6-12TH:

Spring is here and we still have some of the better astrology of the next 3 months this week although there are always some clouds and rain showers that dampen the mood.

Sun is still exalted in Aries  until May 14th adding confidence and good cheer to the week  and Jupiter is opposing it from Libra adding more joy and confidence and optimism.  Still the dark side may create   blind optimism, inflated egos and extravagant energy so watch those credit cards in the malls.  In leadership this could lead to  making  unrealistic and impractical demands on others while, at the same time, promising more than you can deliver. This makes you appear unreliable and undependable...

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