I wrote about this transit a week early but was feeling it strongly today so I decided to reprint this part as the impact is more relevant the next few days:

On Jan. 1st as we go into the New Year, we have Mars approaching conjunction with Neptune with the two degree influence being felt Dec. 29-Jan. 3rd.  This transit is also happening very close to Ketu and we have written about Ketu/Neptune already.  (See:  )        Mars/Neptune conjunctions can bring up strange and irritable feelings  and create unconscious anxieties and discouragement. You may find yourself in a self-deprecating space.  This could lead to delusional fantasies or listening and acting from a space that is not grounded.   It is not a time to begin anything new because there is a fog or delusion around what is real and what will be successful.

Positives to look forward to include more energy and enthusiasm to chase your dreams and spiritual goals. Negatives to watch out for include a tendency to over idealize partners and leave yourself open to deception and scandal. Keep yourself grounded in the real world as much as possible. Your desire to help others can easily be taken advantage of. Being extra sensitive you should avoid negative environments where violence, crime and drugs are prevalent. Your body is more susceptible to poisons, drugs, alcohol, medication and infection. So pass on that New Years eve party with people who you do not know in that questionable part of town.

Use this transit to do selfless service and charity work or spiritual or religious group to help others.  Avoid abusing your body with too much activity as this may lead to exhaustion.  Infections and fevers are possible and the energy may be quite intense so avoid escaping into a New Years alcoholic binge that may temporary lead to escape but lead to deeper complexity.  This transit will affect you most if you are Scorpio or Aries rising or Aquarius or Leo  rising or if you have key planets like the Sun, Moon or the ascendent at 13-15 degrees Aquarius or Leo.

I have learned a lot from Western astrologers and I do not think we can dismiss the outer planets particularly if they are hitting a key spot in your chart or impacting the lord of your chart.  Observe what is happening in your life with Jupiter and Mars this week and see how the world is impacted.

If you need help understanding your chart, view our services at or take our new class starting Jan 14th on understanding and timing your personal chart with two sessions  on transits and two sessions  on Vedic cycles know as dashas.   Deep secrets of figuring out what is going on in your life and how to time will be taught.   Special price through Jan. 1st: 99.00.  Regularly 149.00.   Learn some of the secrets and simple techniques for understanding how to time your life to be a master rather than a victim of the planets.

Note: Peoples charts and transits are very individual and we write general articles that maybe useful to all our readers. In reality, Vedic astrology is very much like reading very specific strands of DNA.

Wishing you a warm and joyous holiday.  Have a great week!


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