The complexity of the astrology through the next week  requires  a bit of understanding and help. First of all, Saturn is moving toward station into Tuesday, April 17th and is very powerful in the sky 8 days before and after and it is increasing anxiety and tension. The Sun is at the end of Pisces and changing signs into Friday and that always creates a bit of emotional upheaval. Mercury is retrograde still until Sunday at 2:00 am Eastern time but it is in a very weak area of the sky and channeling Saturn’s anxious energy creating more mental anxiety than usual.  This will not lift until Mercury moves into Revati (Pisces 16.40-29.59) on April 28th.   The New Moon in Aries is also this Sunday and the 5 days before the new moon and afterwards are considered dark and create more emotional dryness and mental distress.  Rahu is still trining Mars though Sunday within critical degrees creating craziness and paranoia in activitiy and Mars is still close to Saturn creating frustration.

We do so a break in the bad weather by Monday of next week and then Venus will move into Taurus on April 19th and provide some solid comfort and stability. Jupiter opposing Venus into Monday, April 16th can be optimistic and I think that aspect may calm war tensions and give an opportunity for peace.   Still Pluto stations into April 22nd which is always about power and nuclear energy and the conjunction with Mars into April 26th is going to be be explosive somewhere–and lets hope that it is not in Syria or in confrontation with the US.

There seems craziness in the US. If you read deeply beyond the television and print media which have been taken over and no longer provide the truth, but there are answers.  Benjamin Fulford, who is always entertaining still often gives us the inside scoop.

So what is really going on here?  The answer, of course, is that the group of Western leaders who brought us the fake war on terror and the various invasions that followed are terrified of losing power and consequently being charged with multiple war crimes.  This is the real reason why they are acting, collectively, in an irrational and hysterical manner.

The situation in the U.S. remains the most intense, as an undeclared but de facto civil war is raging there.  The war pits the fascist Khazarian mafia faction that staged 9/11, the Iraq War, and Fukushima against patriots who want to restore democracy and the rule of law to the West.

Unlike the open warfare of previous civil wars, this one is being fought over the instruments of mass mind control, including money, propaganda, cyberwarfare, targeted assassinations, and unpublicized battles between special forces.  ( See:

The way the world really works is so different than anything that the media tries to paint and if you want to make sense of the craziness, you really have to dig deep for the truth.

Still how do we cope with our own anxiety?

Mars has a strong 8th house aspect onto Rahu  into April 15th  within 3 degrees with a peak of energy having past on April 9th.   This  will cause deep anger to flare up being overactive.  You may get a lot done but you may bowl people over with your power and ambition.  Find a way to calm down and take lots of time for meditation and cooling activity.   Mars is still squaring Mercury tightly with the last exact aspect into April 12th  and this will create arguing and disputes and you have to be careful of accidents.  Saturn throwing square aspect onto Mercury also may create some depression and anxiety and mental unrest for Virgo and Gemini so make sure to take time for meditation and yoga. Shoulder stands and the cobra pose can calm the mind down.


Most of world will have a few drinks, take some drugs, smoke a pack of cigarettes or eat themselves into a numbed-out stupor.  That can work for a bit but it is destructive and takes you out of your deepest being.

If you are on spiritual path, what do you do?  Those  of us on a spiritual path have to go through them. Feel them deeply. The process of feeling them can facilitate their deep release. What are we afraid of? Are we really those stupid feelings or something bigger?  Go deep into them and the attention of your consciousness will facilitate their release.

We can always do a bit of spiritual or astrological bypassing and that can help too but remember you are so much bigger than your emotions. If a storm is happening. be  Billy Buddy in Herman Melville’s classic.  Strap your self to the mast and go through it. Merge with the water and become One.  You are the storm and the unbounded emotion.

So if you are not able to do that you can always do the following:

1) This is a time to be disciplined about your meditation practice and yoga and other spiritual practices because these lighten the burden and give us more strength to deal with everything. The tendency is to skip that which is good for us when we are challenged but that’s like taking off a winter coat when its below zero.

2) Donate time and money to help those in need. This is one way to address karma and by getting out of our own stuff, we feel better and move through our own karma.

3) Be disciplined with diet and exercise. The tendency is to use food to cover up difficult emotions or skip exercise because we feel tired or lazy. So much illness (6th house) can be overcome if we are disciplined doing what is good for us. Avoid addictive behaviors and non-life-supporting actions especially now. The tendency is to what to escape but usually this leads to more difficult problems quickly.

4) Spend time with spiritual knowledge, attend spiritual gatherings and hang around with positive people at this time.

5) Do transformational healing work to move through these energi

Weather will improve by Monday, April 16th and should seem much better after April 19th with Venus in Taurus so and the exalted Sun, April 13-May 14th should lift confidence and help.

All gratitude to my Jyotish Gurus and spiritual Guru for guiding me on this path.

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