Mars went into the constellation of zeta-Piscium (Pisces 16.40-30.00) which consists of around 27 faint stars  forming the tail of the fish in the constellation of Pisces.   In Vedic astrology this constellation is know as Revati meaning wealthy or transcendental.  Given the connection to the 12th sign of the zodiac connected to moksha or liberation the two meanings remind us that spiritual practice is our real wealth or the wealth that never dies.

Revati is a very satvic or pure constellation that supports the spiritual warrior so service work or action that benefits humanity is supported the next three weeks.  Mars’s highest energy is service to transform our society so get out their and volunteer for a good cause.  The downside of the transit can be fanatical or fundamentalist fervor  through Feb. 17th when Mars is in Sagittarius navamsha in the D-9 divisional chart so be careful and  volunteer with a smile for selfless service and not to push some heavy-handed agenda.  Good week to take action for higher spiritual causes. This is particularly relevant if you are Aries or Scorpio rising or have Mars in the 1st house.

As Mars moves closer to an opposition from good friend Jupiter into Feb. 27th,  its brighter side will come out with this transit with is a braver outlook, generosity, devoted to ideals, and being an activist for legal causes.  Scorpio and Aries rising will be most affected Aries being more troubled by expenses and trips to foreign countries and Scorpio rising probably getting enriched by spiritual knowledge and new spiritual initiations.  Capricorn, Libra and Taurus rising actually may benefit most as it is a 3, 6 and 11th house transit from their rising signs.  Pisces and Virgos  will also be affected most by relationship and sexual tensions issues.

The famous Pisces fish represent the fish swimming its path in the sea is connected to life-path and the path to liberation but it is more as it is connecting to the universal mind and reminds us of the true meaning of Jai Guru Dev, Victory to the Big Mind.  Only by letting go of our small ego and surrendering to the Divine will, do we stand a chance of transcending the changing world.

The diety of the constellation is Pushan, connected to the sun, who lights the paths to the Divine and is connected to travel whether mental journeys or spiritual pilgrimages.  Both are the same.  As Saul Bellow’s character in Henderson the Rain King proclaims, “all travel is mental travel.”  Hence our outer quests are part of our inner quest to return to the Divine.

Revati is ruled by the planet Mercury and contains all the Divine wisdom that exists in the Universe as it allows one to understand the possibilities of the entire creation.  Hence as we get the spring transits through Revati and creating great yogas with Jupiter in Virgo aspecting Pisces, we should get a deep awakening of spiritual knowlege and a great time for spiritual journeys.   This should lighten the heavy Saturn transit that will not relent this year and provide spiritual upliftement his spring with with Mars in Revati now until March 1st and then Venus, Feb. 21-March 14th and again May 12-30th and then the Sun March 30-April 14th and Mercury, March 18-March 27th.  Use these transits to contemplate and discover the infinite nature of the Divine and begin new spiritual journey–both inner and outer.

The Sanskrit name for Mercury is Buddha (the enlightened one) and Mercury’s sense of humor reminds us that the journey to the Divine does not have to be a heavy and serious one but can be filled with tricks from the Guru and laughter.  Still Mercury cannot lead us to the Divine without Jupiter the Guru.  With  Jupiter in Virgo (Mercury’s sign) and all the planets transiting through Mercury’s constellation in Pisces, the strong connections will foster the blending of spiritual awakening if search it out. Use these spring transit, starting with Mars now, to deepen your search for the mysteries of the universe, beyond the craziness of political nonsense so that you can find lasting peace.

Special thanks to Prash Trivedi for his insights into the wonderful constellation and to all my Gurus that continue to light the path.  Blessing to you all this Sunday.

As always, we try to write general forecasts for the populace but transits are 20% of prediction and subject to the larger cycles you are running.  Reading charts is like reading DNA strands and people are so unique.  If you need a reading or update and what is going on, visit our website.

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Take our new class starting  Feb. 12th  on understanding and timing your personal chart and dashas periods called New Dimensions for Understanding Planetary Periods with getting an owners manual for maneuvering through your Major period or dasha and learn to time your dashas on five levels:

The dasha class will be useful if you know basic Vedic astrology as we are aiming to teach simple and easy ways of understanding your cycles but there will also be some more advanced material for veterans.

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