I learn a lot from my Western astrological friends. While combustion is one of the most damaging things for a planet in Vedic astrology,   it turns out total combustion within the last degree is a blessing.  Venus will be conjunct the Sun in the Eastern US on Monday, Jan. 8th at 11:02 pm  EDT.


The exact conjunction of the Sun with Venus on January 8th  can be a really good thing and is  called cazimi and comes from medieval astrology and it used to refer to planets that are so close to a conjunction with the Sun that they are “in the heart” of the Sun. They actually become energized by the Sun and their most positive qualities come out. This will be a positive for Monday, January 8th  when Venus is within 40 minutes of the Sun.    An example of cazimi is Oprah Winfrey who has a cazimi Venus in her natal chart; it has made her an incredible star to women and brought out her acting and relationship abilities with the public to a pinnacle. It is fascinating today with timing that the news has her speculating for a run for the 2020 Preidental Nomination as if the Cazimi is pulling her natal chart into the limelight. 

Venus  Cazimi should be a great day for creativity, artistic development and love.  It may increase socializing , luxuriating,  going out for fun and amusement.  If you are a woman, it may create incredible magnetism and make you Queen for a day and you will attract men more easily.  Good day to hit the drawing board if you are an artist.    This fulcrum point will last just a day and then the problem issues with Venus combust will return until Feb. 19th  and we wrote about them earlier.

All gratitude to my Jyotish Gurus and my spiritual gurus for their continued light and guidance.


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