Category ASTRO BLOG

SATURN IN MULA AND THE FINAL BATTLE: OCT. 21-NOV. 26

EYE ON THE SKY:  SATURN IN MULA /PADA 4 (SAGITTARIUS 10-13.20)

Saturn is in a dark place Oct 21-Nov. 27th as it moves into the 4th pada of Mula Nakshatra (Sagittarius 10-13.20)  where we have to transform our regrets from the past and deal with difficult karmic circumstances.   This a repeat of Feb.-March 2018 and I know I had 3 friends pass during that period so unexpected karmic surprises can rear up here if you are running a Ketu period or a Saturn period or are Capricorn rising. This is of course dependent on very specific tendencies in your chart so do not worry but consult a professional astrologer.  It would impact you most if you are ruled by Ketu /Scorpio rising, or Saturn (Capricorn or Aquarius rising) or have malefic  planets in Mula/Pada 4 (10-13...

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NEW LIGHT ON PLANETARY COMBUSTION–TOO HOT TO HANDLE ?

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  PLANETARY COMBUSTION

At various times of the year, planets in the sky may fall behind the Sun and may not be visible due to the blinding energies of the Sun. This is called combustion.This fall we have:

Mercury combust until Oct. 11th

Venus combust and retrograde Oct. 21-31

Jupiter combust Nov 12-Dec. 9th

Saturn Combust: Dec. 16-Jan. 1st

This is one of the more difficult events in Vedic astrology particularly when this happens within 2-3 degrees as the significations of the planet are destroyed and the darker energies of the combust planet may arise. If you were born with planetary combustion then when it happens in transit, it is particularly activated...

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VENUS CONJUNCT MERCURY OCT 15TH–ARTISTIC EXPRESSION VERBALIZED

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY CONJUNCT RETROGRADE VENUS OCT. 15TH

A few times a year Mercury and Venus come together and while there is an official planetary war on Monday, Oct. 15th with Venus winning as the brighter star, they are good friends and can handle their tight quarters together.   The conjunction supports artistic creation  of art music and poetry and may allow one to express their feelings in relationship in a very detailed way so this may be a day to “talk about the relationship” and take it deeper for greater understanding.

The transit also supports scientific discovery and appreciate the beautiful symmetry of the way the universe works...

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FOCUS ON FALL TRANSITS IN LIBRA–NOT ALL THE LOVE AND HARMONY YOU WOULD THINK

EYE ON THE SKY: OCTOBER FOCUS ON LIBRA: SUN, MERCURY AND VENUS

    As the planets start moving through the zodiac we will have three planets in Libra soon when the Sun enters on Oct. 17th and joins Mercury and Venus and Jupiter has just left Libra.  I find that Libra is a rather misunderstood sign of the zodiac with its stereotypical balance and harmony placard. In fact if you are born with Libra rising or Libra moon and Venus is afflicted in any way,  you are probably not the balanced and happy person that you are supposed to be.

I find that Libras are psychologically complex individuals that are often never at peace with their psychology  and can be emotional whirlwinds.  Because Mars rules the 7th for Libras, they are often combative rather than the peaceful and harmonious indiv...

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SATURN/KETU CONNECTIONS–IN PROGRESS AND GETTING USED TO MORE INTO 2019

Saturn/Ketu Connections 2018-19: Cleaning Up the Past
Ketu in Capricorn until March 2019
Saturn in Ketu’s Nakshatra until Nov. 26, 2018
Saturn conjunct Ketu March 7, 2019-Nov. 15 2019 within 5 degrees. 

You are going to be hearing about Saturn conjunct Ketu most of next year as the two planets will be within 5 degrees of each other from March-November 2019.  But it is a longer-term influence even now with Ketu in Saturn’s sign of Capricorn and Saturn in Ketu’s constellation of Mula until Nov. 26th so we had better understand it well now.

Saturn is in Mula nakshatra owned by Ketu until Nov. 26th with the most difficult part of the transit Oct. 21st-Nov. 26 which is Pada 4 bringing up more deep karmic suffering and surprises and general emotional grunge that wants to be healed. ...

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Vedic Holiday: Navaratri – Journey toward Enlightenment October 9 – October 17

Vedic Holiday: Navaratri – Journey toward Enlightenment October 9 – October 17

A special time of year begins Tuesday,  October 9th with the new moon in Virgo, Navaratri. These 9 days and nights begin from the first day of the journey of new moon towards its fullness. Each day,  the sap of our energy rises chakra by chakra to reach the crown.

On the first day, Oct. 9th, we invoke Durga as “Ma Shailaputri.” She is the daughter of the great Himalayas. She has made up her mind to rise from the great earth below to the heavens above. She is invincible and immovable like the great Himalayas itself.

Below is a beautiful description of the Navaratri Holiday by one of my teachers, Komilla Sutton:

“According to the Puranas, Durga also fought the demon Mahishaasura in her form as Goddess Chamunde...

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OCTOBER ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST–LIGHTENING EARLY AND THEN HEAVIER

OCTOBER FORECAST—LIGHTER AND THEN HEAVIER

I have been waiting for October  for a number of weeks and Oct 5th  marks the day that Mars is far enough from Ketu to cause fewer major problems. All in all, a deep month coming now in October and a chance to move forward in business reevaluate relationships and move forward with spirituality.

Mars is in Shravana Nakshatra (Capricorn 10-23.20) until approximately Oct 25th and it is a very clever constellation that supports business opportunities but we have to listen carefully to our intuition and transform our hunches into action to be victorious.  Mars moving toward the exact point of exaltation into Oct 31st will give us 3 times as much energy to take action and bring success.   Ketu now in Uttar Ashadha (Sagittarius 26.40-10...

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JUPITER IN SCORPIO: TRANSIT GUIDE BY RISING OR MOON SIGN

JUPITER IN SCORPIO: TRANSITS OF JUPITER BY RISING SIGN OR MOON SIGN 2018-19

Jupiter goes into Scorpio on Oct. 11th and stays there for about 13 months. It moves so quickly that by late March it will be in Sagittarius in the gandanta area  (Sagittarius 0-3 degrees)  March 30-April 22nd for a few months before retrograding back into Scorpio until Nov. 4, 2019.

In Vedic astrology transits are often counted from the Moon because they impact the mind and emotions the most, but I find that transits from the ascendant are better at predicting material existence and even transits from the Sun should not be ignored for their impact on career and the material world.

If you have natal malefic like Rahu, Mars, Ketu or Saturn in your natal Scorpio chart or if they are  aspecting Scorpio, then some of...

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THE THIRD HOUSE PART 3: MENTAL REST VS. MENTAL AGITATION

This is Part 3 in our series of articles on the Secret of the Third House from our new book due out by Oct. 15th:

MENTAL REST AND THE THIRD HOUSE :

Planets in the 3rd house will show how much mental rest is needed to restore energy and resist stress.  Because the 3rd house is 12th from the 4th house of the mind, it shows how much we need to retreat and rest in order to overcome stress.  This can be studied from the moon chart or from the natal rising sign and may help with vacation time planning but some planets place here usually do not practically allow enough time for vacation.  Sun in the third house needs 6 months to recuperate while Saturn needs a whole year and Rahu 8 months and Ketu 3 months. Most of us do not have the luxury to take that much time off.

The moon can recharge in...

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SECRETS OF THE THIRD HOUSE PART 2: THE PRIMAL MIND OF SEX AND AGGRESSION

SECRETS OF THE THIRD HOUSE PART 2 : The Primal Mind of Sex and Aggression and Mental Stress.

The third house is connected to the reptilian brain and governs our core sexual drives and aggressive impulses in the primal mind.  The natural third sign of the zodiac is Gemini which in Sanskrit comes out as Mithuna which means copulation.  The third house is a very creative house of play in its higher octave  but in its lower state it can move us to unconscious sexual desire and aggressive energy  than can run our life.  Its primary karaka or signifier is Mars and with Mars comes wild sexual and aggression.

(See Part 1 if you missed it: https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/2017/10/15/secrets-third-house-joy-adventure-pleasure/

The third house is often put in the neutral category of creatin...

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