Category ASTRO BLOG

HIDDEN FLAWS BY RISING SIGN: PART 1 SECRET OF 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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HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGICAL BLOCKS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY: PART 1

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  HIDDEN PSYCHOLOGICAL BLOCKS PART 1

Badhaka is a block or obstruction and represents planets that block your personal growth.  It is like Rahu with a shadow influence that runs your life  but it hard to understand or unblock because it is invisible.  They can be good planets but they have hidden shadow influences that are difficult to understand and may run your unconscious life.  In a sense they become a very core hidden  area that we cannot get a handle on.   (Parashara does not discuss them but the are in other texts like the Prashna Marga and the Jataka Parijat in Chapter 48.)

In our upcoming class on Understanding  Your Blind Spots and Vedic Astrology http://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/webinar-register/hidden-flaws-live-webinar/   

starting June 17th we...

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VENUS IN TAURUS : APRIL 19-MAY 14– RETURN TO COMFORT

VENUS IN TAURUS: APRIL 19 – MAY 14
Venus enters Taurus: April 19th 15:38 CDT

Venus will be very strong in the sky in Taurus for a month and totally unafflicted,
so Venus’s strong qualities come out. If you are Taurus or Libra rising or have a
strong Venus in your chart, its a good time for feeling expansive, refined,
pleasant, comfortable, kind, generous, artistic, strong in relationship skills.
Taurus brings the blessings of Krishna and Shiva and is one of the more material
signs of abundance. This transit with Venus in its own sign creates a Malavya
Yoga for Taurus rising and indicates the highest manifestation of Venus’s
qualities so it is a good time to enjoy good food, the arts, and home while
pursuing partnerships and romance. Finances will be good...

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Akshaya Tritiya: The Day of Good Luck and Success on April 18th

EYE ON VEDIC HOLIDAYS: AKSHAYA TRITIYA ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH

So when the Sun and the Moon are both exalted once a year and it is connected to the 3rd lunar day of the month, it becomes an auspicious day for starting important things and getting results. It is one of 3 days a year when you do not have to worry about what time you start something as the whole period is good. It roughly happens from midnight on Wednesday, April 18th until about 3 pm but please check your local calendar.  Time to sign an important contract,  start an important marketing campaign, start an important project or make an important phone call to get something important started and bring the fruits...

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RAHU IN PUSHYA APRIL 29-DEC 7, 2018–CALMING DOWN RAHU A BIT

EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU IN PUSHYA APRIL 29-DEC 7, 2018

Pushya is one of the most auspicious constellation in the zodiac being connected to the chief deity, Brahaspati, the high priest of the gods. It turns out that most planets except Saturn are uplifted by transits through Pushya because the energy of the deity Brihaspati, priest of the Gods. Jupiter brings out  benevolence, generosity, compassion and joyfulness and optimism are generated through this constellation. Its a funny case like Mrigashira where the qualities are that of Jupiter and not Saturn and which is like the constellation of  Mrigashira which brings out the deity Soma and the Moon more so than the harsh energy of Mars.   Rahu moves into Pushya April 26th in the mean node system and April 29th in the True node system.

For ...

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MERCURY DIRECT IN PISCES: APRIL 15-MAY 8TH–THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE PISCES JOURNEY

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY DIRECT  APRIL 15TH
As difficult as the recent Mercury retrograde has been because of aspects from Rahu and Mars and Saturn, there have been some bright spots as Mercury retrograde has increased creativity, intuition and spirituality.    In March, Mercury benefited from  the conjunction with Venus and it cancelled the debilitation.  Now it will be direct and will get aspects from Saturn and Rahu and Mars again but will not have the extra energy of the retrograde or the benefit of Venus.
Hence the direct energy in Pisces now may be more difficult than the past two months and Mercury does not get into Aries until May 8th and that is an enemy’s sign.
Remember to drive safely as people are spacey, get lost and are not paying attention to the road...
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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER REPORT: DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL GRUNGE AND ANXIETY

EYE ON THE SKY: COMPLEX EMOTIONS INTO THE WEEKEND

The complexity of the astrology through the next week  requires  a bit of understanding and help. First of all, Saturn is moving toward station into Tuesday, April 17th and is very powerful in the sky 8 days before and after and it is increasing anxiety and tension. The Sun is at the end of Pisces and changing signs into Friday and that always creates a bit of emotional upheaval. Mercury is retrograde still until Sunday at 2:00 am Eastern time but it is in a very weak area of the sky and channeling Saturn’s anxious energy creating more mental anxiety than usual.  This will not lift until Mercury moves into Revati (Pisces 16.40-29.59) on April 28th...

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SECRETS OF RETROGRADE PLANETS : QUIRKY ODDBALLS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF RETROGRADE PLANETS

With Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury retrograde and Mars going retrograde this summer, time to review this area.  I frequently get questions about retrograde planets and they are often misunderstood because everyone always thinks of Mercury retrograde as being universally bad and that is not true for everyone.  (Mercury will go direct on April 15th now.)   It is thought if the retrograde planet is the owner of the chart that it become stronger for the person but makes them more inward. The houses, nakshatras and signs that the retrograde happens in the natal chart are key and then in transit if it is in the natal chart, it gets triggered in transit.

Retrograde malefics are more problematic and stronger to cause harm and retrograde benefics of...

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SUN SQUARE PLUTO AND AT THE END OF PISCES

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN AT END OF PISCES/SQUARED BY PLUTO

Sun is being square by Pluto today on April 10th.   If you are Leo rising or if you have a birthday around April 7th-13th,  you may particularly feel powerful pressure and forces affecting you.  Use the energy for positive transformation.  Be careful with authority and powerful figures and be patient with breakdowns with machinery which has been  a theme anyways with Mars squaring Mercury in Pisces.

Fire energy is up so you may have increased power and hunger to move forth in action. You may need to calm the fire with coconut water and avoid hot food or your anger and power may bowl people away.

Sun moves into the gandata area (Pisces 27-30) April 10-13th which is the end of a growth cycle for the soul and a place for new beginning...

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SUN IN TRANSITION THIS WEEK AND THEN INTO ARIES ON APRIL 13TH


EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN EXALTED IN ARIES–GREAT LEADERSHIP OR OVERBEARING POWER

Sun will be in the Pisces gandanta area this week April 10-13th which is (Pisces 27-30).  This area is a place where the the soul has difficult understanding its inner reality and seeing the truth. The Sun transiting this area can create difficulties with father or bosses or authority figures particularly if you were born April 10-13th in your natal chart. Gandanta means knot and there is often difficulty trying to understand and unravel the karmic knot in relationship to planets here.

The Pisces gandanta in the constellation of Revati is a place of culmination of spiritual knowledge and maturity and the culmination of the spiritual journey...

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