Category ASTRO BLOG

MARS IN THE CONSTELLATION OF SHRAVANA: LISTEN TO YOUR INNER GUIDANCE

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS in CAPRICORN/ SHRAVANA:  LISTEN CAREFULLY TO YOUR INNER GUIDANCE

Mars moved into the constellation of Sharvana on May 28th and stays there a long time until Oct. 25th because of the retrograde action starting in late June until late August.   It will be dancing with the South Node of the Moon,  Ketu.   The constellation is located  at 10.00 Capricorn to 23.20 Capricorn.   Modern astronomers say this constellation consists of 3 stars,  Altair, Alshain and Tarazed and mythologically correspond to the three steps taken by Vishnu.  The translation of Shravana  is “hearing”  or ” the one who limps.” It is sometimes connected to the Pipal tree and the sacred tree where Buddha received enlightenment...

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SECRETS OF THE FIRST HOUSE: THE ORIGINAL SELFIE PART 1

SECRETS OF THE FIRST HOUSE: THE ORIGINAL SELFIE  PART 1

As an astrologer, I often cringe at the generalizations that people make about rising signs.  When I met a woman at a party I told her I was a Scorpio moon and Scorpio rising. She  started coming onto me as if I was going to be an exciting sexual conquest. To her disappointment, my Scorpio is more connected to its secondary ruler, Ketu and I am a monk at heart.   People are complex strands of DNA and a good astrologer should be able to read this.  We should not reduce people to stereotypical labels when  they are highly gifted, complex and varied.  There are many techniques to work with the rising sign to show this.

Many think the mind is in the 1st house but it is more like the intelligence or the operating system for the who...

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SECRETS OF ALLEVIATING DIFFICULT KARMA: DONATING TO CHARITY

EYE ON FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF DONATIONS

Below is a summary of part of  my talk from the United Astrology Conference on the Secrets of Charity and Donations:

Yesterday we discussed how our weak planets are there and why we are here on the planet in order to do a better job and make them stronger and work on those issues.  The easiest way to work on our weak planets is to donate to charities connected to our weak planets on days of the week connected to the weak planet. Therefore if you have a weak Mars then on a Tuesday, make donations to Veteran associations etc.

The key to increasing prosperity in your chart is always tithing and giving back to the universe. I learned this from my Dad when I was very young...

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THE BLESSING OF OUR WEAK PLANETS–GETTING IT RIGHT

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: LIFE IS LIKE GROUNDHOG DAY–Getting it Right.

Yesterday,  at my talk at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago, I was reminded of one of my all time favorite movies, Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993).  If you are not familiar with the movie, Bill Murray plays a weather man who goes to Pennsylvania every Feb. to see if the groundhog will see his shadow.  Bill is boorish and rude and insults his staff and gets trapped in a nightmare where he cannot leave the town and everyday, wakes up at the same time to the same silly tune on the clock radio and has to relive the same day...

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Mercury/Venus Exchange of Signs: May 26-June 8th

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: MERCURY/VENUS EXCHANGE OF SIGNS

Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatana Yoga (abbreviated PVY).  It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the houses involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect. In this case, between May 26th and June 8th, Mercury is in Venus’s sign of Taurus  and Venus in in Mercury’s sign of Gemini .

If you have this in your natal chart, it can be read as a conjunction. In this case they are friends and Western astrologers would say that the exchange may bring out stronger dignity although Vedic astrologers will focus more on what houses are being exchanged.

Mercury in Taurus is unafflicted now in transit s...

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MARS CONJUCT KETU REVISIT–THE LONG HOT SUMMER IS COMING SOON

MARS CONJUNCT KETU REVIST

Mars spends over 6 months in Capricorn its sign of exaltation. The month of May is rather unafflicted, however, after late-May, pesky Ketu afflicts the transit.

When Mars is strong, it has great stamina, high energy, and courage and is hard-working. He won’t be defeated! He can be charming, cunning and good at taking risks. Afflicted, Mars can be impatient, quick to anger and deceptive.

Mars and Ketu (using the true lunar node calculations) will be within a 5-degree orb (strongest energy of the conjunction) from May 25 to August 12; and again from September 11 to October 7. The exact most powerful days of the conjunction will be June 8, July 21, and September 26 in the true node system. This conjunction can release the most destructive energy of Mars.

For the wr...

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MERCURY IN TAURUS: MAY 26- JUNE 9

MERCURY IN TAURUS: MAY 26 – JUNE 9

Mercury finally gets out of Aries on Saturday, May 26th and Virgos and Geminis can finally get major relief going into a friend’s sign. If you were born with Mercury in Taurus, you have good creative writing and reasoning abilities are clear happy, love reading and writing and speaking and love being with deep thinkers. This placement creates good humor, generosity and lover of the arts.

The Shakti of Taurus is that it gives power to bring wealth, social success, prosperity and enjoyment. For Vedic lovers, it is connected to Krishna. Keyword to remember here is Blessings and it is easy to remember the blessings of Venus who brings material prosperity to us. Planets placed in Taurus in any part of the chart bring blessings.

Taurus is a sign, which is ver...

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DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL GRUNGE: MONDAY OUTLOOK AND FOCUS ON RAHU

EYE ON THE SKY: DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL GRUNGE AND RAHU

It’s Monday ruled by the Moon and the Moon is at the end of Cancer in the karmic knot where poisons and emotional grunge is floating and not giving a pretty start to our week. The good news is that the moon moves fast so it will by out of Cancer by early afternoon and the Leo gandanta Aries at least has a bit more fire to get stuff moving even if the moon is not really happy there.

The real elephant in the room is Rahu in Pada 4 owned by Scorpio in the constellation of Pushya (Cancer 3.20-16.40).  (Note constellations have 4 sections each of 3.20 minutes and they are called Padas) While a lot of the astrology is better in general, I have noticed many people with the emotional unease and anxiety and subconscious fear rising.

If you ...

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MERCURY OPPOSITION JUPITER: MAY 22ND

MERCURY OPPOSITION JUPITER: MAY 22ND

Mercury in Aries will be opposing Jupiter in Libra exactly on Tuesday, May 22nd with a 3 degree orb of influence between May 21-May 26th.   It will impact Geminis, Virgos, Sagittarius, Pisces and Aries and Libras most. The Aries/Libra natural opposition is between self and partner, holding onto being right and doing it together in relationship.

Overall it creates a feeling of optimism with two benefics involved but one has to be careful of over-optimisitic thinking and grand planning and make sure you get the fine points hammered out if you are doing contracts.  Communications may become arrogant and filled with cocksureness so be sure to adjust your communications so as to allow other to feel invited into the conversation and valued...

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SECRETS OF THE 11TH HOUSE AND INCOME–GAINS FROM WORK.

SECRETS OF THE 11TH HOUSE: PART 2–INCOME FROM WORK.

The 11th house is 2nd from the 10th so it represents gains from work. The sign owning the 11th house and planets associated with the 11th house (aspect, yoga, exchange of houses or planets in the house) will have an impact on your income tendencies and the dasha or period that you are running and transits may time that effect.  Moreover one often has to rotate the chart around the dasha lord to get the perspective for that period.  A gifted astrologer can help you with remedies to increase cash flow and understand your blind spots around finances.

Planets can be favorable or unfavorable based on level of dignity...

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