EYE ON ASTROLOGY: VENUS CONJUNCT THE SUN
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 was exactly conjuct the Sun on Friday morning.
The exact conjunction of the Sun with Venus on Oct. 26th 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 today and while Western astrologers suggest a conjunction of 17 or 40 minutes even 1 degree may qualify from my observation.
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.
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 soon but as we pointed out last week, Venus combustion is not as much a problem this year as it is retrograde, in Libra and had been conjunct Mercury the past week lifting it out of a difficult situation.
All gratitude to my Jyotish Gurus and my spiritual gurus for their continued light and guidance.
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