Category ASTRO BLOG

WHY DO EXALTED PLANETS SOMETIMES NOT DELIVER THEIR PROMISES?

WHEN EXALTED PLANETS DO NOT BRING RESULTS:

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 despositor of an exalted planet and these despositors 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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SATURN/KETU/PLUTO CONNECTIONS FOR 2019–A SNEAK PREVIEW

SATURN/KETU/PLUTO  IN DEPTH:  MARCH 24- NOV 1ST :  THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION AND BREAKING OLD PATTERNS

The biggest event of 2019 is that Saturn and Ketu stay within 5 degrees of each other from about the time Ketu in the true node system goes into Sagittarius on March 23rd and until it is about 5 degrees away around Nov. 1st.   If you have this combination in your natal chart, it will be activated by this long transit this year and if you are running a Saturn/Ketu or Ketu/Saturn period, it will have a larger impact because the transit will activate the dasha.

Saturn tends to get stuck with habits and patterns and beliefs from past lives and can create pessimism...

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ECLIPSE GUIDE: PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE JANUARY 5-6TH

Applied Vedic Astrology - Holding the Sun

ECLIPSE GUIDE: JAN 5-6TH

PARTIAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN

January 5-6th GMT AT  22 degrees Sagittarius in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

The eclipse will be visible from the Northeast of China, Mongolia, Japan, Eastern Russia, northern Micronesia and the Pacific Ocean and the westernmost part of Alaska.

Begins January 5th at 23.34 GMT or 18:34 EST

Greatest Eclipse on January 6th at 1:41 GMT or 20:31 EST

End of Eclipses on January 6th at 3:05 GMT or  22:05 EST

This eclipse is relatively minor on the year but is very close to Pluto and will impact Sagittarius countries like the United States. Because it is seen in the Far East it may impact China and Japan most...

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NEW YEAR PREDICTIONS AND SPOILING THE JOY OF THE PRESENT

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  PREDICTION VS. THE WONDER OF SURPRISE

While I am very capable of throwing out New Year predictions and will do a number of them in my Vedic Almanac and Transit Guide for 2019-20,  I wonder if it takes out of the joy of the present moment and the wonder of surprises. Originally Vedic astrology was not about prediction but about remedies for difficult situations that came up or doing Yagyas before difficulties came up.    I am not sure I want to predict tragedy as there is enough of it every year. Still, earthquakes and disasters force others to rise up and help others so waves of compassion and service come to the rescue.

Negative news sells and we cannot help but turn on the TV and walk-away with being afraid of going out the door...

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MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS JAN. 1-20TH–A BREAK FROM SCORPIO INTENSITY

MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS: JANUARY 1 – JANUARY 20

Mercury the trickster and lover of comedy and games moved into Sagittarius for the New Year.  Its association with Jupiter by sign can bring out strong writing and its a good month for games. With the conjunction with Saturn, it will need more humor to make it through the month.

Mercury goes back into Sagittarius on January 1ST  and because Mercury and Jupiter are not friends, it is a mixed transit. There can be some trouble with concentration, higher education, misunderstandings with superiors, teachers or your father that may leave one feeling conflicted and doubtful. There could also be legal issues so this is not a good time to sign contracts. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, he acts unreliable and superior...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW YEAR: MOVING TOWARD MORE KINDNESS AND LOVE

REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW YEAR: 2019

 We are starting off the New Year on a somber note with Sun conjunct Saturn which can be a bit depressing with flare-ups of anger and tension, arguments with bosses, anger toward government and leadership and a feeling a pessimism. The start of a New Year is rather arbitrary in the Gregorian calendar.  In the Vedic calendar, the New Year actually starts with the New Moon after the spring equinox and this year it is April 5th, The Chinese will celebrate the Year of the Boar on Feb. 5th.  The Vedic calendar puts emphasis on the Sun going into Capricorn on Jan 14th for Makara Sankranti which begins the true lengthening of the Sun’s journey and the increase of light in world...

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THE RULER OF THE DAY OF THE WEEK CALLED VARA-VERY KEY TO DAILY TIMING

UNDERSTAND DAILY TIMING AND THE RULER OF THE DAY

Clients often ask me about my mixed forecast this month. I made a point of saying how great it would be with the exalted Venus or the improved Saturn but they are not feeling it on Mondays or Tuesday or Wednesdays.  What gives?

In  daily life, the Vedic tradition has  looked at the Moon’s course every month through the nakshatras (one nakshatra is roughly how much the Moon covers in a single day). They add this effect to the weekday. In India, as well as in China, Tibet and Europe, the seven days of the week have corresponded since time immemorial to the seven visible planets in the same way. Thus, if need to propitiate Saturn, you’d better do it in a Saturday...

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NEW LIGHT ON DEBILITATED PLANETS PART 2–WHERE WE HAVE TO GROW.

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  FOCUS ON DEBILITATED PLANETS PART 2

In Part 1, we discussed how debilitated planets force us to learn lessons around the values of those planets and that we have to work 3 times as hard to make those issues work.   Still sometimes, if we have a debilitated planet, it may help us and create  challenges that  becomes are greatest asset. If we work hard on the things that we are not good with then sometimes we can excel at them.  This may show up if the planet is debilitated in the D-1 chart but strong in the D-9 chart.  Maybe after 35-40 years we have learned to master the energy and sometimes we do not.

Again in looking at debilitated planets, one has to also consider what houses they own and if they are good planets for the chart and if they are natural benefics ...

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JAN 2019–A MESSY MONTH AND START TO THE NEW YEAR

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2019:  A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE STARS

This is a summary of Jan. 2019.  A page like this for every month will be covered  in our Vedic Astrological Transit Guide for 2019-20 .  Larger articles on each of these events will also be covered.

JANUARY 2019:

Saturn conjunct the Sun starts the New Year in 2019 on a somber note but Saturn is Cazimi which can deeply spiritualize the energy but still leaves us a bit depressed the first few weeks of January until it completes its combustion on Jan. 16thIf you are Capricorn or Aquarius rising or Saturn Atmakaraka, the exact conjunction of the Sun late on Jan. 1st into Jan 2nd can have a very powerful spiritual energy that brings Saturn to its highest possible energy and is a great day for meditation and service work.

Venus move int...

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NEW LIGHT ON DEBILITATED PLANETS PART 1: WORKING HARDER WITH HUMILITY

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  FOCUS ON DEBILITATED PLANETS

When the astrologers uses the word “debilitated”, their clients often cringe. Its one of the words we need to take out of our vocabulary. It really means that we have to work 3 times as hard to get results out of that planet and that we have to go to remedial classes to learn the rules of the planet.   It does not mean that we are doomed to the dungeon.  Karmically a debilitated planet means we may not have learned the deep archetypal lessons of that planet so a debilitated Venus in Virgo means we need extra work to do on relationships or a debilitated Sun means we have extra work  on confidence and leadership.

Komilla Sutton talking on the subject says:

It is also an area of life that has been overused or abused in a previous life, now ...

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