Category ASTRO BLOG

BLIND SPOTS CONNECTED TO THE RISING SIGNS : THE PROBLEM OF THE ELEMENTS

Hidden Flaws By Rising Sign: The Achilles Heel

Our rising sign, which is called the Lagna in Vedic astrology, represents our personality, our temperament, disposition, tendencies, confidence, self-love and self-esteem and its afflictions reveal our inherent internal struggles. If the owner of the rising sign is strong and well-placed in his own or exalted sign or in friend’s houses or aspected by benefics, then he brings out his best qualities. More often than not, because we are human and working on perfecting our life, there is some affliction to the rising sign or its owner and therefore, the more challenging qualities come out.

There is also an inherent flaw or Achilles heel for each rising sign...

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BLIND SPOTS CONNECTED TO PLANETARY HOUSES: UNCOVERING THE ILLUSION OF OUR MIND

DISCOVERING OUR UNCONSCIOUS PATTERNS AND BLIND SPOTS PART 1

The deepest purpose of Vedic 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 transform them but that is why we are on the planet. It is much like Bill Murray in Ground Hog Day (1993)...

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ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST–THE LIGHT IS COMING BACK

EYE ON THE SKY: ASTROLOGICAL OUTLOOK AUGUST 25-SEPT 3RD

We get a break from the Kala Sarpa Yoga as the moon moves past Ketu now for two weeks and the intensity of the last two weeks lightens.  Remember the Kala Sarpa Yoga, when all planets are hemmed between Rahu in Leo and Ketu in Capricorn imbalances the solar and lunar energies either creating too much passivity or too much overdrive and intensity. My experience was of intensity and the break is welcome.   Still the Kala Sarpa Yoga in transit will return again Sept. 7th-21st so enjoy the break while you can.  It seems the Hurricane Lane moving out to sea was symbolic of the lightening of the intensity but the trauma it left and the floods that are coming are also a reminder that we have to pick up the pieces of the last week.

The Fu...

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RELATIONSHIPS, COMPROMISE AND SAYING YES: SECRETS OF RELATIONSHIP

SECRETS OF THE 7TH HOUSE:

With Jupiter in Libra and Venus about to go into  Libra now its time for some natural wisdom about relationships and the 7th house.    The 7th house is not always about marriage but also business partnerships and committed romantic relationships. When the love is deep enough, marriage often moves to the 12th house of sacrifice where we give up our personal needs in deep love to create a family.

The 7th house is about learning compromise where two people come together to create something better than each does not have.  My dear friend often noted that a good business partnership is like 2 + 2 not just adding up to 4 but creating a 7.  Its like sine wave amplification where two small waves create something bigger...

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CONFESSIONS OF A JYOTISH ENTHUSIAST–SELF-PORTRAIT

CONFESSIONS OF A JYOTISH ENTHUSIAST: THE WIZARD BEHIND THE CURTAIN IN THE LAND OF OZ

I often wake up at 4 am in the morning with these ideas floating through my mind that demand that they be written down in the wee hours of the morning. In that tender twilight, when my emotions are a bit raw coming out of sleep, I often feel the planetary energies and their challenges, and they demand to be written about. Often, they flow out from the vast void of my 8th house, ruled by Gemini that has a stationary Jupiter in Purnavasu nakshatra aspecting Mercury in Aquarius.

I have been blessed with automatic writing at times and stuff just flows out and I am not sure where it comes from. Luckily, I can produce good material in 20-40 minutes due to 30 years of daily writing for my financial columns...

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SECRETS OF RETOGRADE PLANETS

Applied Vedic Astrology - Catching the Sun

SECRETS OF RETROGRADE PLANETS

We are down to 5 retrogrades now with Mercury direct and then down to 4 with Mars direct on August 26th and then Saturn goes direct on Sept. 6th and we will be down to the outer planet only.

I frequently get questions about retrograde planets and they are often misunderstood because everyone always thinks of Mercury retrograde as being universally bad and that is not true for everyone.  It is thought if the retrograde planet is the owner of the chart, then it becomes stronger for the person but makes them more “reflective” psychologically. The houses, nakshatras and signs of the retrograde position in the natal chart are key and then in transit, if it is in the natal chart, it gets triggered in transit.
Retrograde planets are brighter and closer to the e...

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THE REAL MEANING OF PLANETARY ASPECTS AND DESIRES–FINE TUNING

GUIDE TO PLANETARY ASPECTS: UNDERSTANDING THE QUALITIES OF PLANETARY ASPECTS
While planetary aspects are basic to astrological study, the focus is often on teaching the mechanics rather than how they shed light on interpretation.   An aspect from the Moon is connected to desire while an aspect from Venus may suggest love of something. We all need to learn to be more specific in our language when describing what planetary glances mean.

In reality, aspects matter if they are about 5 degrees otherwise the wider orb has a more minor influence.  While Vedic astrology teaches that the aspect will impact the whole house (which is true)  in reality it is more meaningful within a 5 degree orb...

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MERCURY AND MARS DIRECT–MOVING FORWARD AGAIN

MERCURY DIRECT IN CANCER AUGUST 18-SEPT 3

MARS STATIONARY DIRECT ON AUGUST 27TH IN CAPRICORN

Mercury went stationary direct in the US on Saturday night and so hopefully we have fewer of those problems now to deal with and communications can move forward.  Still it is not a picnic of a transit  because of aspects from Mars and conjunctions to Rahu. If you are born with an afflicted Mercury in  in Cancer, it  can cause restlessness, nervousness, impatience, constraints with emotions, open to giving undue compliments and subject to nervous disorders.  Mercury considers the moon and enemy and the planet of the intellect is not comfortable in the emotional realm creating mental confusion at times.

Mercury stays in Cancer until Sept...

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FALL PREVIEW: THE END OF SATURN RETROGRADE SEPT 6TH

THE END OF SATURN RETROGRADE:  THE FINAL BATTLE

Saturn turns stationary direct on Sept. 6th and usually 9 days before this happens from August 28-Sept. 6th it is slowing down and being most intense. I usually find that that Saturn station is wonderful and powerful but about a week before the Saturn station, everything  is much more intense as it slows down.

Saturn gets a bad rap so we have to review it. The secret with Saturn is hard work and responsibility and that is not popular in our world by some.  The key around Saturn stations is to  avoid being scattered and to focus deeply to accomplish work and yet the tendency is to rush around too much and do things carelessly and then pay the price. Much of the Saturn retrograde has been  in Mula nakshatra (Sagittarius 0-13...

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FALL PREVIEW: VENUS IN LIBRA SEPT. 2, 2018-JAN. 2, 2019

VENUS IN LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 – JANUARY 2, 2019

It’s Friday, ruled by Venus and a time to make sure you take time to have fun, enjoy relationships, do business marketing and rest.  While we still have the more difficult part of the Venus debilitation to get through until Sept. 2nd, I thought it would be good to focus on the upcoming fall transit of Venus.

Venus moves into Libra on Saturday, September 1st giving us a welcome breath of fresh air around relationships and supporting comfort. It’s a life saver and kicks in 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. Venus will be in conjunction with Mercury on October 15th...

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