Category ASTRO BLOG

MODERNIZING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF ASTROLOGICAL FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: New Light on Friends and Enemies Part 1

New students of astrology learn to memorize that Jupiter/Mars/Sun and Moon are a cluster of friends and that Saturn/Venus and Mercury  are a cluster of friends and while there are a lot of neutrals and other relationships, we often get lost and fail to translate this into English to help students and clients understand what it really means.  In modern times, it is rarely the case that an enemy will break into our house and attack us it is more often something more subtle so even using the word enemy lacks clarity.

A modern way of understanding this is more connected to examining the nature of the planet involved and what happens when they are in an enemies sign and why they have to really fight to bring out their nature...

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SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS: A FULL GUIDE BY RISING OR MOON SIGN

SATURN CHANGES BY SIGN: A GUIDE TO PROSPER WITH SATURN’S NEW TRANSIT INTO SAGITTARIUS AND A CHANGE OF SIGN

We have been discussing Saturn’s transit into Sagittarius for over a month. It officially enters on Oct. 26th. Usually transits from the rising sign affect our material world most while transits from the moon affect our emotional or mental state.  We also have to look at transits from the Sun as a third factor particularly if our Sun is stronger than our rising sign or moon:

The first part of the transit is challenging  through Nov. 28th  because it is in the Aries division of the D-9 or navamsha chart That will bring more unfavorable results out at first so patient...

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SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS: OCT 26, 2017-JAN. 24, 2020: LIGHTER THAN SCORPIO

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS: PART 1

Tired of the emotional churning of the last weeks?    Still one more week until Saturn moves into Sagittarius on October 26th.  The last time Saturn went through the early degrees of Sagittarius was in late January 2017 and then before that  Nov.-Feb. 1987-88. I remember it as a very emotional time after the stock market crashed and the world was in deep fear.  I suspect that we still have to wait until early November to get out of the heaviness and not until after Thanksgiving until we get past the debilitated and weak first three degrees.

As my colleague Sam Geppi puts it, Saturn is about doing the hard work to get our goals done: “Saturn shows the willingness to face the hardships of life and persevere through the difficulty because so...

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SATURN’S TWISTED KNOT: JOURNEY INTO THE DARK REALM OCT 19-NOV. 3RD

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN  IN TRANSITION: OCT 19-Nov. 3rd

Saturn enters the most critical area of the zodiac on Oct 19  which is between 29.12 Scorpio and 0.48 Sagittarius  which is know as Abhukta Mula, which means uneaten, not enjoyed and unused. If you were born at the end of Scorpio or the beginning of Sagittarius  it can give you an ability to not enjoy the blessings of life due to karmic circumstances but it an also propel you to gain stability and get to the core of existence.  The Gandanta is know as the karmic knot and usually it can create a deep level of suffering that propels you to find universal consciousness and spirituality.  It can bring up deep psychological or physical knots that need to be unraveled in order to find freedom...

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HAPPY DIWALI: THURSDAY, OCT. 19TH

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT: HAPPY DIWALI

Happy Diwali!

Light the lamp of love in your heart.
Light the flame of wisdom in your mind.
Light the steady candle of faith in your resolve.
Light the fire of strength that exists within you waiting.
It is Divali time. (Divya Prabha)

The festival is known to be mentioned in Sanskrit scriptures such as Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. The former text has a mention of diyas or tiny lamps and are said to be symbolic of parts of the sun — the light and energy giver to all. According to popular mythology, Diwali is associated with Yama and Nachiketa on Karthik Amavasya or the new moon night of Diwali. The story is revered from ages as that about right versus wrong, true wealth and knowledge...

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SATURN ON THE EDGE: THE STINGER’S TAIL OF SCORPIO TIL OCT 26TH

EYE IN THE SKY:  SATURN IN TRANSITION–THE FINAL BATTLE

Saturn has been in the constellation of Jyestha (Scorpio 16.40-29.59) and will stay there until Oct. 26th.   Saturn in Jyestha tends to be more attached to material things but will spend his time complaining about their imperfections. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

The end of Scorpio is about leaving the material behind and then Saturn in Sagittarius (0-13.20) much of next year is connected to Ketu and Moola Nakshatra (Sagittarius 0-13.20) and the diety Nritti who is the destructive aspect of the Divine Mother, Kali, who wants to take away the material to move us into spirituality...

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MERCURY CONJUNCT JUPITER: CAN WE BE FRIENDS?

EYE ON TH SKY: MERCURY CONJUNCT JUPITER OCT 17-18TH

Mercury is in a planetary war with Jupiter in Libra on Oct 17-18 and is Mercury is losing the war.  The two planets  are actually great enemies and this conjunction and if you have this in your chart, it can  be good for writing and thinking clearly but it for Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sag. rising signs, it can lead to very complex relationship problems centered around the challenge of idealism with of Jupiter  and the practical and critical and biting nature of  Mercury.

It is a good transit for business as Mercury is the significator for business and Jupiter expands it. It also can lead to broadened and deep comprehension of any issue you are dealing with.   Still, when they are are close Oct. 17-18 , you might get carried away b...

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SECRETS OF THE THIRD HOUSE: THE JOY OF ADVENTURE AND PLEASURE

SECRETS OF THE THIRD HOUSE: THE JOY OF ADVENTURE AND PLEASURE

Vedic astrologers usually lump the third house into younger siblings, artistic expression and communication but it has deeper spiritual and psychological depths that are not discussed enough.   John Frawley writes of the 3rd house: “Of all the houses of the astrological chart, it is probably the third that arouses the least interest. In most birth-chart readings it will be quietly skated over, as the astrologer can usually find nothing there that warrants closer examination.”

Yet the third house is very profound.  It is most connected to Mars and it is where we find our courage to express our self-willed interests and move toward our individuality...

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THREE ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM: DEALING WITH DIFFICULT TRANSITS

EYE ON THE SKY: THREE ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM

Many of my colleagues were correct in predicting the impact of the Solar Eclipse on the US at it has triggered deep suffering for many.   As one of my colleagues, Juliana Swanson, noted, the Solar Eclipse conjunct Mars would bring fires and our hearts go out to the poor people in the Santa Rosa area and Oregon that are dealing with calamity.  I unfortunately know 4 people who have fled and lost their homes.  Many of us have been touched by tragedy in some way with friends in Florida or Houston or Puerto Rico.  Personally, I have had 3 friends pass in the the last 3 weeks from heart attacks and accidents...

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FAVOR JUPITER OVER SATURN: YOU ARE ALWAYS TAKEN CARE OF

EYE ON SPIRITUALITY:

My spiritual teacher recently gave a talk that hit deeply into my soul and of course I am translating it astrologically.

  1. Do not buy into Saturn’s trip.  Saturn works overtime to drag  you down with guilt and beating yourself up.   This is one of the biggest obstacles on the spiritual path. Instead bring in Jupiter and praise yourself  and let go of the past and mistakes. They happened already. Why spoil your present joy?
  2. Do not insult others. Mars and ego are at work here. If you are putting down others than you want to elevate your beaten Self.  If you can stop beating yourself up, then you will not need to put down others.
  3.  We hang onto possessions, our body, family as if we expect them to be there forever...
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