Category ASTRO BLOG

SATURN RETROGRADE APRIL 17-JUNE 4: SIGH ……

EYE ON THE SKY:  SATURN RETROGRADE

Purva Ashada Nakshatra April 17 – June 4
Mula Nakshatra: June 4 – September 6

Saturn goes retrograde on April 17th this year and teaches being patient with overcoming the lessons of the past and the pain and suffering that we are feeling.  Retrograde malefics are more powerful to create suffering and so intensity to change will increase. Ultimately Saturn is good in teaching us to be responsible, work hard, meditate and if you rise to the occasion and overcome laziness, lack of discipline, then the retrograde will not be difficult.  Use the transit to work on yourself and your life and do not be a victim. Saturn beckons us to take care of our health, be disciplined with our spiritual practices and to discover meditation if we have not...

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VENUS IN ARIES/BHARANI APRIL 6-15TH–SURGE OF CREATIVITY AND PASSION

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS  IN A NEW CONSTELLATION–BHARANI STARTING APRIL 6TH-15TH.

Venus  transits into Bharani (pronounced BAR-AN-NEE) which is located at 13.20 Aries to 26.40 Aries and is ruled by the planet Venus on Friday.    To astronomers, it consists of 3 stars know as 35, 39 and 41-Arietes and its symbol is the female vagina which means that it embodies the eternal creative feminine energy of the womb.  It relates to the capacity to receive, hold and nurture and even has some Kali energy associated with destruction as the archetypal quality of the mother that will protect her young at all costs.

Venus in its own nakshatra will support creativity or sexual activity, luxury, good food...

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MARS 8TH HOUSE ASPECT TO RAHU: SLOW DOWN AND MANAGE ANXIETY AND PARANOIA

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS ASPECTING RAHU

Mars the planet of action is doing a sneaky 8th house (150 degree) aspect to Rahu, the planet of desire and ambition and deception exactly in the true node system into April 9th but the critical 5 degrees of influence is strong April 1-18th.   Mars is weak because of conjunction with Saturn so its aspect will seem more malefic and intense but at least it is in a constellation of Venus (Purva Shadha Sag. 13.20-26.40) and in a friend’s sign of Sagittarius where religious fervor is sparked  but still aspecting a weak Rahu in Ashlesha (Cancer 16.40-29.59)...

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MERCURY RETROGRADE AND DEBILITATED: THE STRANGE CASE OF MERCURY RETROGRADE IN PISCES

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY RETROGRADE IN PISCES

Beware the Ides of March is as much feared as Mercury retrograde which is in process until April 15th now .  We discussed that this Mercury retrograde is more complicated because it is in a constellation ruled by Saturn and getting aspects by Mars and Rahu with the Mars square exact on Wednesday, a day ruled by Mercury and the Rahu trine within 3 degrees over by April 4th.

The good news is that natural benefics like Mercury do better retrograde and it is picking up the energy of another benefic Jupiter but also the malefic energy of Mars now.  Retrograde Mercury is thought to cancel out the debilitation of Mercury but in reality it is still a problem...
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SUN IN REVATI/PISCES: THE END OF THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF THE YEAR

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SUN IN REVATI (PISCES 16.40-29.59)

The Sun finally moved out of Saturn’s constellation over the weekend  and into a new constellation and it should lighten and support our spiritual journey.  The constellation of Revati located in Pisces (16.40-29.59)  is a very satvic or pure constellation in the 12th sign of the zodiac connected to spiritual completion. If you have your Sun in Revati and were born between March 31-April 12th, you tend to be gripped with Piscean idealism wanting to be  your own man or woman and create your own world.  You may have unrecognized talents that need to be expressed by becoming a great teacher or coach and passing them on to others.

The Sun is happy in Pisces but it is 8 houses from its home in Leo and people born with that rising sign a...

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WHY ARE WE HERE ON THIS PLANET: NOT REPEATING PAST MISTAKES.

EYE ON SPIRITUALITY:

I just came off a very deep spiritual retreat and had many deep insights that easily get lost in the fast pace of life and making a buck.  Wanted to share them with you while they are fresh.

1) We are here to enjoy and not work ourselves into our grave. The economy and the material realm of cravings push us to give up precious relationship time with friends and family. Older people who are getting ready to pass often are asked what they regret and it was that they worked too much and did not spend enough time with their family.

2) We are here not to repeat the same mistakes of the past.  I am often reminded of my favorite movie, Ground Hog Day with Bill Murray...

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TIPS FOR MARS AND RELATIONSHIPS: GETTING THROUGH STUBBORN AND STUCK

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING KUJA DOSHA AND UNBENDING A STUCK EGO

Mars is feared in relationship compatibility because if our partner gets too caught in their ego or doing it their way or is too selfish or unbending, then Venus gets overpowered. Secret of relationship is harmonizing and compromising and when Mars gets stuck then it seems that nothing will move it.  Men are ruled by Mars and so by nature they naturally are attached to their way and their ego and they do want to fight with another woman over who is right.

The secret with Kuja Dosha or too much ego in relationship is to support your partner and being a hero and thinking that they are getting their way.   Rather than make your partner wrong and fight, use you creativity to get what you need...

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SATURN AFFLICTED AND DEALING WITH THE DESIRE TO CHANGE EVERYTHING

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SATURN AFFLICTED AND RESTLESSNESS

Saturn afflicted by Mars can create restlessness and anger and a desire to change everything. Saturn will also be anxious through most of April as Mars moves through Sagittarius but the strongest impulses may be through April 6th and April 15th.  Frustration with your life is up and particularly connected to the house that is owned by Sagittarius.

You are going to have to get used to it or drive yourself crazy with wanting to change jobs, relationships, homes, routines.  Change is good but will it really resolve the restless feelings inside?   Handle the restlessness with yoga and meditation and diet and then evaluate more severe changes in the light of common sense when the planets are strongly and when the mind is clear...

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MARS/SATURN/RAHU/SUN–FIERY CONNECTIONS

EYE ON THE SKY: FIERY ERUPTIONS COMING

Rahu, the planet of ambition and desire will be trining the Sun exactly on April 2nd in the true node system and have an influence into April 6th within 3 degrees.  Rahu/Sun aspects create political ambitions and tempers and sometimes, as the case with an eclipse, they can create sudden downfalls in rulers.  The aspects is happening between Pisces and Cancer so it will impact you most if you have planets around 15-20 degrees in those signs.

Mars is moving toward conjunction with Saturn into April 2nd and this can lead to bubbling anger and frustration for Mars that is always in a hurry to get things done and Saturn wants it done slowly and carefully. Mars is losing a planetary war with Saturn between April 1-4th and do if Aries and Scorpio and Sag...

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SATURN’S IMPACT AND LOSS OF FIRE POWER THIS WEEK

EYE ON THE SKY: WHERE IS THE FIRE POWER?

So Mars is debilitated in the D-9 chart in Ketu’s constellation of Mula this week and moving toward conjunction with Saturn into April 2nd  and the Sun is transiting through Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra (Pisces 3.20-16.40) which is owned by Saturn until March 31st and that means the two fire planets are being hit by the cold energy of Saturn and the fire is being dampened to move forward.  Digestion might be sluggish if you are prone to low Agni or fire power in the stomach. Energy is low and drive and ambition are a bit dampened or you might find yourself flaying and being too crazy with activity when you do something and it is exhausting.

You may need more walking and exercise to get your fire power going but at the same time you may be too tired ...

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