In financial astrology, when you have three major changes on any given day it often signals a turn in a market and focal point for emotional and psychological energy. Note even the day before this change, the stock market soared dramatically off of it lows on Thursday.

This is true with people.  Today, Mercury is stationary/retrograde at 5:33 pm EST and Venus went stationary direct at 2:50 am EST this morning and the Sun goes into Scorpio at 8:01 am EST today. We have written about all of these during the past week but for people it may signal a focal point or pivot point for your life or starting something new or starting a new trend.

Stationary planets are very powerful as James Braha has noted.  John F. Kennedy was born with a stationary Mercury in its exalted sign of Virgo for a Virgo rising.  Donald Trump has a stationary Jupiter in Virgo in his 2nd house of wealth and family and came into his Presidential period at the beginning of his Jupiter dasha.   Hence Venus and Mercury are very powerful today to produce their karaka values or house ownership values for your specific chart today and if you are in Venus or Mercury period or if you are Libra, Taurus, Gemini or Virgo, you might feel great power today.

Venus direct now allows complicated relationships issues that have been churning or in limbo to move forward with more concrete decisions.  If you are thinking of making a change around relationship, then the energy is shifting for you to make that decision and move on or to stay the course.

Mercury going retrograde will hinder logical thinking and force us to rely more on intuitive thinking particularly if we have Mercury retrograde in our natal charts.  For the next 3 weeks,  get ready for communication delays and plan more time for writing projects and reports and computer programming as they will suddenly need more time. Do not expect that people heard what you thought you said or understand your instructions.  See the humor in miscommunications and delays so that you do not blow up in rage or frustration and watch funny movies and comic sketches which are connected to Mercury in order to see the humor in life and the imperfections in human condition.  We all have cracks in our existence but the cracks allow more light to come in–they are not flaws but imperfections that are perfect for our growth.

The Sun changing signs is not considered auspicious for starting new or important events today as it is void of course as our Western astrological friends would call it up to 0.40 minutes Scorpio which is about 11:30 pm  CST today.  The Sun is caught in a major move like a person moving into a new home where it is rather unsettled  not having finished unpacking and is not sure where anything is. Give it  a rest today.

So enjoy your turning points today. Get ready for shifts and stay out of the emotional grunge which is still rather intense with Saturn until Nov. 26th.  Help the misplaced fire victims in California with donations and stay out of the negative media that wants you to feel that the world is a hopeless terrible place and make you depressed but the reality is that there are hundreds of millions of people doing hundreds of million wonderful things everyday but they are not bad news and are ignored.  Find the energy and the courage to make a different on the planet with a random act of kindness like the pizza delivery man who drove 400 miles to get a dying cancer victim a wish fulfillment.  Use the love and compassion of Venus today to make this a better world.   Happy Friday!

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Module 1




8 Weeks :  Live Saturdays, Jan. 20-March 9nd   12-2 pm CST.

This seminar is designed for students of Vedic astrology who know the basics and seek to unfold some secret insights into timing your own life and others life.  Module 1 goes into deep insights into transits. Having observed transits for 25 years, I have seen how major events unfold and how to time daily events and plan things appropriately.  The class is a unique blending of experience and teaching students simple techniques to observe their charts, the world and how karma unfolds and things happen.  One can then plan ones week and month a bit better.  Rather than planning a picnic when a tornado is hitting, wait for the clearer weather. This is a 4 class expansion from my original course and provides more advanced knowledge and depth.

For questions, email  barry@appliedvedicastrology.com.  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.

Weeks 1:  Transits and Your Chart: Timing Key Events with Transits of Dasha Lord, Ascendant Lord, and Transits to Key Natal Planets in Your Chart and Daily and Weekly Events   (2 hours)

Week 2-3:   Understanding Retrogrades, Combustion, Exalted and Debilitated Planets and Planetary Aspects

Week 4:  Panchanga:  Understanding the Impact of Tithi, Nithayoga, Karana and Nakshatra on Daily Experience

Week 5:  Secrets of Nakshatras Transits and   Navatara

Week 6: Transit through Nakshatras using Savrabhadra Chakra and Understanding Tarabala.

Week 7: Advanced Transits: Eclipses, Outer Planets (Neptune, Uranus, Pluto) , Secrets of Sade Sat, Advanced rules of Rahu/Ketu and Jupiter. (2 hours)

Week 8:   Ashtakavarga and Vedha  and Refining Transit Predictions

Course Integration: Intergrating Dashas and Transits.



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Vedic Astrology Transit Guide 2019 – 2020



guide for anyone interested in understanding planetary transits that often blocks us from moving forward in our life.

Barry’s unique spiritual and psychological approach to astrology will help you understand how planet placement impacts your emotions and psychology that bind us to self-blame, doubt and fear, and anger.

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  • Saturn/Ketu/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius
  • Saturn/Jupiter Conjunction
  • Eclipses in Gemini/Sagittarius
  • Political and economic Landscape for 2019-21
  • Guides to major transits of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and all the transits of the Sun, Mars, Venus and Mercury and Eclipses and Periods of Combustion
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This is definitely a reference book to have on your shelf for practicing astrologers or just people who like to dabble!
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The deepest purpose of astrology should allow us to see the Maya or illusion that runs through our mind and blocks us from seeing our own Divinity. Astrology should reveal our hidden patterns and not just affirm what we know about our self already. It is our hidden patterns and blind spots which get us into the most trouble and cause us the most suffering. It takes courage to look at them, bring them into the light and transforms them but that is why we are on the planet. It is much like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day (1993). How many times do we have to repeat our lives and relive our pain or do we realize our flaws and actively work on them and transform ourselves into a more conscious and active and loving and compassionate person. In this brilliant collection of essays divided into 7 sections, Psychological and Emotional and Spiritual Dimensions of Vedic Astrology, Secrets of the Houses, Blind Spots. Spiritual Astrology, Relationship and Techniques, Barry reveals material beyond the ordinary in unveiling our True Self beyond the illusion.    The great spiritual teacher Yogananda was fond of saying that  most of what we call the spiritual battle is really a psychological battle and once that battle is won, the spiritual battle is a short one.  This book aims to support you in deep spiritual growth with profound psychological insight.

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