Category ASTRO BLOG

The Psychology of the Astrological Houses and Human Development

The Psychology of the Astrological Houses and Human Development

The movement through life is intimately connected to the journey through the zodiacal signs, the houses. The first house is our birth, the 2nd moving into our family circle and the 3rd moving out of the house into our neighborhood.  The 4th house is connected to emotional development and moving out of the house and getting our own space. The 5th house is about expressing who we are and is to spiritual initiations,  creating  children and exerting our creativity energies in recreation, sports and drama.  The 6th house is about being disciplined and moving into everyday work. The 7th house is about partnership and relationship followed by the 8th house where a crisis divorce, accident or illness propels us into the 9th house...

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GETTING READY FOR VENUS RETROGRADE: OCT. 5-NOV. 16TH

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS RETROGRADE

Today is Friday, ruled by Venus and as it slows down to go retrograde it is very powerful. It  gets ready to turn retrograde on Friday Oct 5th at 11:05 pm  Central time.   Venus retrogrades only happen every one and half to  two years and will only be more  problematic when Venus is combust Oct 23-30.  Retrograde benefics are more powerful to do good and this will particularly impact Libra, Taurus, Aquarius and Capricorn in a positive way.

If you were born with Venus retrograde in your natal chart, you might not fit into mainstream relationships, or have an unusual interest in love. Sometimes people with Venus retrograde become celibates or sometimes swingers.  Sometimes Venus retrograde can create frigidity...

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JUPITER IN SCORPIO: OCT 11, 2018 -NOV. 4, 2019 PART 1

Jupiter enters Scorpio: October 11

Its Thursday and time to focus on our beloved Jupiter My teacher Komilla Sutton tells the importance of Jupiter changing signs 11 days before and after a major transit of Jupiter into a new sig which happen about every 13 month.  It is an auspicious time know as Pushkara where Jupiter is very powerful and that is happening Oct. 1-22th. See :  https://komilla.com/lib-pushkara-part-one.html

Jupiter moves into Scorpio, October 11, 2018, and stays there about 13 months. Jupiter and Mars are friends with Ketu the secondary ruler of Scorpio, also doing well with Jupiter...

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SATURN SQUARES THE SUN, SEPTEMBER. 25TH

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN SQUARE SUN

Saturn squares the Sun exactly (10th house aspect) which often creates governmental upheaval with leadership and this is happening on Tuesday, Sept. 25th  as the Sun is in Virgo and Saturn in Sagittarius.   This aspect can bring up the   ugly side of ego can surface and also anger can flare up so find ways to be kind to people, accept mistakes and do not fight government authority by speeding down the highway if you are prone to traffic tickets or pay your tax bills on time. Anger around government can really be driven to the surface.  The potential rioting in DC with the Kavanaugh hearing is likely to get ugly.

Health wise this can be a stress on your heart or your blood pressure if you have this tendency so stay rested and do not strain or over-exer...

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WHEN EXALTED PLANETS DO NOT DELIVER THEIR PROMISES: PART 2

WHEN EXALTED PLANETS DO NOT BRING RESULTS: PART 2

When I meet people, they often  want to tell me about their charts, and  proclaim, “I have an exalted Mars or exalted Venus.”   Often times it is very positive but there are so many qualifying factors and  a little knowledge is always dangerous.  There are many modifications that happen that can impact the power of the planets to perform and these should be understood.  As always, a professional astrologer should be consulted to dissect what is happening.

What most people fail to look at is forget to analyze the dispositor of an exalted planet and these dispositors can be:

  1. Where the lord of the sign is placed.
  2. What the nakshatras is doing and where its lord is placed.
  3. What is happening in the Navamsha or D-9 chart...
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UNDERSTANDING WHY PLANETS EXALT IN CERTAIN SIGNS: PART 1

  WHY PLANETS ARE EXALTED IN CERTAIN PLACES.

When I meet students, they often  want to tell me about their charts, and  proclaim, “I have an exalted Mars or exalted Venus.”   Often times it is very positive but there are so many qualifying factors and  a little knowledge is always dangerous.  There are many modifications that happen that can impact the power of the planets to perform and these should be understood.  In Part 2 we will discuss why an exalted planet does not sometimes produce what it promised but first lets understand why planets are exalted in certain places.

The Sun exalts in Aries:  The Sun rules fortune, resources, status and our quest for the Divine and hence in Aries, owned by Mars, it will have discipline, power and energy to perform and fulfill its highe...

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FALL EQUINOX STARTS TODAY: TAKE IT EASY

Autumnal Equinox is on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. The Autumnal or Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere will occur on Saturday, September 22 at 9:54 PM Eastern Time and  south of the equator, it will be Spring Equinox.

The term “equinox,” The ancient cultures always took time to celebrate during this time and do extra spiritual practice. The planetary energies get a bit weird as they re-balance and the tendency is try to do too much during the change of seasons and this can lead to sickness. Take it easy and take extra time for spiritual practice and take time to celebrate by taking in a cultural event and welcome fall and harvest and be grateful or be just “great” and “full.”  Avoid work-alcoholism and running around like a rabbit even if you feel a lot of extra energy...

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REVISIT–VENUS IN LIBRA

EYE ON THE SKY:  VENUS IN LIBRA

Its Friday, ruled by Venus and with the strong position in Libra, a subtle love hangs over to sweeten the emotional grunge.  Good day to connect with your partner, dance, do something fun together and celebrate your love.  Venus in Libra is saving us and from Oct. 6-10th we will get three benefics in Libra, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury creating a powerful yoga.

Venus in Libra for  4 months providing peace and a breather from the Mars/Ketu tensions.This placement is a life saver and brings all kinds of wonderful energies including elegance, being well-respected, artistic creativity, balance in thought and deep, good intuition, passion, enthusiasm, comfort, luxury and humanitarian enterprises.

Of course, Libra rising will feel this most as it is a Malavya Yo...

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DEALING WITH SEPT. EMOTIONAL GRUNGE

EYE ON THE SKY: SEPT. GRUNGE

There is a lot of underlying tension in the air.  Most of it is because Mars and Ketu are very close to each other until the first week of October and then the Moon gets conjunct the pair Wednesday/Thursday pretty closely.  Saturn is moving toward an exact square to Mercury (10th house aspect) into Sept. 23rd creating mental worry.  The equinox into Saturday, Sept. 22nd,  re-balances the earth’s energies and can create a fever pitch to get too much done and then collapsing into sickness if you do not stay balanced.  Mars/Ketu continues to bring up regret around the past and  seething anger that can explode at any moment and unconscious fear and paranoia in the background. It is not underlying everything and a bit out of reach.

My friend Gaia Williams desc...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER REPORT: SEPT. 18-24TH –TAKE IT EASY

EYE ON THE SKY:  Autumnal Equinox is on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. The Autumnal or Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere will occur on Saturday, September 22 at 9:54 PM Eastern Time and  south of the equator, it will be Spring Equinox.

The term “equinox,” The ancient cultures always took time to celebrate during this time and do extra spiritual practice. The planetary energies get a bit weird as they re-balance and the tendency is try to do too much during the change of seasons and this can lead to sickness. Take it easy and take extra time for spiritual practice and take time to celebrate by taking in a cultural event and welcome fall and harvest and be grateful or be just “great” and “full.”  Avoid work-alcoholism and running around like a rabbit even if you feel a lot of extra energy...

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