Though July is better in many ways, we cannot ignore the elephant in the room with the Sun moving toward Mars into  July 26th and is within 7 degrees of the Sun in transit now and that makes it rather hot-tempered and its darker energies come out.  Mars weak and too close to the sun can make one obstinate, domineering, poor at closing, wanting to change jobs, impatient, rough, overbearing, wanting instant gratification, being impulsive.  When it moves into the sign of Cancer on July 11th it develops militant emotions, fickleness, tends to be unreliable, disconnected from mother and prone to accidents and fires.   Mars will not get out of Cancer until August 26th and so we are going to have to live with these influences this summer and master them or suffer through a hot summer. If you are ruled by Mars or have it in your first house, you be more influences so get more rest, go to sleep earlier this summer and pace yourself so you do not get out of balance.

Its important not to repress anger as it can explode. We wrote about this a few weeks back on dealing with anger. Scream in an empty house or car.    A few years back we had race riots in St. Louis when Mars was very afflicted and combust by the Sun and the situation in Venezuela, where people have run-away inflation and cannot get food off of the shelves has them dropping grenades from helicopters on their uncaring government officials.

Anger and social outrage can be a good thing but have to be expressed peacefully. Do not get bottled up. Express your feelings, let it out and then drop it. Write letters, do posts on Facebook or call your Congressperson. In the extreme, this aspect can lead to accidents, fires and explosions if the energy is not released. Be careful around your home and driving though mid-Sept. and stay alert and not lost in your mind and emotions. The warrior pose in yoga can help focus Mars better to be alert. The frog pose can help you with fatigue and support the adrenals.

Saturn in Mars’ sign of Scorpio is also stirring the pot as we face unconcious fears.  Capricorns and Aquarians need to find an outlook to unlock pent-up anger or it will explode. Exercise and healthy competition is one way to let it out. Scorpios have to look deeply at their fears and realize that they are an empty room and do not exist. 99.9% of the things we are afraid of never manifest. Look up the magicians “fear sleeve” and expose him for the fraud that he is. You are infinitely safe in this universe.

As Saturn moves to  a 60 degree aspect to Ketu into Oct. 9th and trining  Rahu in Cancer,   we also have to deal with our paranoias and phobias both individually and collectively. Some of this will come out in terms of fears of foreigners, technology, strangers, and foreign countries (as represented by Rahu) and fears of terrorism suggested by the approaching conjunction of Mars onto Rahu exactly into August 27th (true node)  and not really letting up until early September.  The problems with violence and terrorism are very real and the threat to Europe is very real and yet we buy into the media’s hype and it gets exaggerated in our minds. The solar eclipse on August 21st this summer is likely to be some huge trigger.

Ultimately terrorism and war events and craziness will fire the flames of the irrational fears and the media will use the energy to whip us up into a frenzy so that our leaders can take away more human rights and try to control us through fear. Turn off your TV and seek out the truth in reliable internet blogs.

Even though Saturn is in Scorpio at 29 degrees and aspecting  Rahu in Leo at 1 degree, there is still a strong influence with the trine (122 degree angle).   Saturn/Rahu aspects require us to go more slowly, to not rush around like a rabbit and not to do too much; otherwise, our anxiety level increases and we are more likely to get sick from hypertension or anxiety-related illness. Drink more hot water and calming herbal teas, slow down, do slower exercise, get oil massages and eat more hot meals and you can keep this aspect at bay. If you are running a Rahu/Saturn or Saturn/Rahu period or you are Leo or Cancer  rising or Scorpio rising, the impact of these energies may be more pronounced in your chart and life.

On a personal level, use the transits to transform your deep unconscious fears, which is what is coming up in Scorpio to heal. What are you afraid of? What are you avoiding dealing with? What can you do to get in unstuck? Usually yoga and exercise are good to get things moving but be gentle on yourself as too much will increase the air element or vata and create more anxiety. Also just use the Nike slogan, “Just do it,” to get moving. Capricorns, Aquarians, Scorpios, Taurus and Leos are probably most affected by these transits. Go deep into your soul and do the transformational work and it will be very transformation.  For afflicted Mars, from an Ayurvedic point of you, stay away from hot spicy foods and drink coconut water and milk to calm pitta. Bananas and milk with their kalpha influence can also calm pitta.  Take up meditation and that can lift a lot of karmic stress.

So stay cool and calm and find a way to deal with the other heat of the summer.


We made a videotape introducing our new course starting July 16th. It is on You Tube to listen to:

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Integrating Multiple Charts



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MINI-COURSE: 8 Lessons

 8  Sundays  (2 hour classes)

This seminar is designed for  students of Vedic astrology who know the basics, and seek to unfold some secret insights charts.  I find  that people get too identified too much  with their natal chart as if they were a line on  stone and if they are Scorpio rising in their birth chart than they can talk about themselves only in that way. In reality we are more of a multi-dimensional holograms and there are many charts that we have to look at during different times to get a full picture of who we are that give us insight into our soul, mind, emotions, physical reality and transposed reality.  Module 3 addresses looking at your chart from multiple perspectives  that you understand your personal journey including your physical reality, mental reality, emotional reality, soul reality, period reality and re-locational reality.   Then one has to integrate all of those perspective with a reading that helps answer a client’s questions and explain what is happening.   For questions, email  Email for special invoicing if you do not use  paypal.  Basic knowledge of Vedic Astrology is required. Early reading list and extra videos and study lists will be available to supplement and allow us to go deeper in class.

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