Category ASTRO BLOG

POINTS OF WEALTH PART 4: YAMAGANTHAKA–THE GRACE OF JUPITER

POINTS OF WEALTH PART 4: YAMAGANTHAKA—the Grace of Jupiter

While not talked about very much, there are planetary upagraphas or mathematical shadows of planets that are kind of like gravitational points that exist because of the results that manifest from them. In the same way that Pluto was discovered first mathematically,  and then found in the sky– because it had to exist–these gravitational points are very powerful and can be observed by their results.

There are seven  Kavelas that are discussed in Parashara and they have mathematical calculations that are controversial. They are unmanifest energies that are triggered by transits of planets over them:

They are

Kala   which is connected to the Sun—malefic.

Mritiyu connected to Mars—malefic

Ardha Pahara  connected to Mercury—ben...

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URANUS RETROGRADE IN ARIES: AUGUST 7th – JANUARY 6TH–EXPLOSIVE SURPRISES

URANUS STATIONARY/RETROGRADE  THE FIRE OF SURPRISE

Uranus Retrograde: August 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019

As a Neo-Vedic astrologer, I pay attention to Uranus. Dennis Harness, in his article “Pluto: A Neo-Vedic View,” discusses the importance of the outer planets and Uranus stating:
“In comparing the Hindu mythology of these three planetary deities with the Uranus, Neptune and Pluto myths; there are many common themes and metaphors. For example, Prajapati is the lord of progeny and creativity. He “exerts his heat and duplicates himself” and his “divine voice sounds like thunder”. 3 One of the translations of Prajapati is Indra, the lord of thunder and lightning. A similarity to the planet Uranus can easily be seen...

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SECRETS OF THE 9TH HOUSE– THE QUEST FOR THE DIVINE AND DEEPER MEANING

SECRETS OF THE 9TH HOUSE: THE SEARCH FOR THE DIVINE and MEANING

Everyone loves the 9th house as it takes us on spiritual pilgrimages, sends us to a  beloved religious institution,  increases our understanding of philosophy, broadens our perspective of the Divine in search of something bigger in our life and for deeper meaning and toward higher education.   From the tragic 8th house where unexpected accidents, divorces and acute illness have shaken our existence,  we turn to the 9th house for answers to why we are suffering and find comfort here. Sometimes that takes the form of a foreign trip to India or the Mayan ruins in search of deeper meaning.  Only after going through difficult 8th house transits where we encounter the monsters in our subconscious basement and have our identiti...

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SATURN AND COMPLAINING–WASTING YOUR LIFE ENERGY AND BURDENING OTHERS

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN AND COMPLAINING

Its Saturday and good day for work and responsibility and discipline around spiritual practice like doing your yoga and exercise and meditation.   Yet if Saturn is afflicted in your natal chart or in transit ( in Ketu’s constellation of Mula (Sagittarius 0-13.20 and retrograde), there can be a tendency toward laziness or lack of discipline or complaining about work.

The tendency is to complain with Saturn.  So often it is about work because Saturn governs work and it is such a larger part of our life.   Chances are if there were no problems at work, you would not have a job.  Be grateful the ever-constant series of problems at work.  Some people do not have a job.  Saturn rejoices in hard work, responsibility and doing the job with a stoic attitude...

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UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEX CHALLENGES OF THE AUGUST SKY

UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEX CHALLENGES OF THE AUGUST SKY :

KEYS TO MANEUVERING THROUGH THE MAZE

There are a lot of changes in the sky happening as we move into August with Venus now in Virgo, Jupiter moving into a new constellation on August 3rd and still some of our old friends causing trouble with Mars and Ketu very closely together and opposing Mercury and the Sun in Cancer and the Sun moves into the difficult constellation of Ashlesha on August 3-16th adding more complexity as we move toward the Solar Eclipse into August 11th.

Planets channel each other’s energies through the signs and constellations that they transit and so the complex web of new relationships needs to be understood to maneuver through the world in August. We have written about some of his already.

Venus in Virgo unti...

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JUPITER IN VISHAKHA AUGUST 3- OCTOBER 28TH–MATERIAL EXCESS

EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER IN THE CONSTELLATION OF VISHAKHA

JUPITER IN VISHAKHA (Libra 20-Scorpio 3.20)

August 3, 2018-Oct. 28, 2018

Jupiter transits into the constellation of Vishaka on  Friday and will stay there until Oct 28th (20.00 Libra-3.20 Scorpio). The constellations  is ruled by Agni and Indra and is a constellation of four stars forming the left half of the scales of Libra.  It is connected to the deities of Agni and Indra .  Agni has the ability to do Herculean talks to achieve its goals with great fiery energy and courage. Indra provides leadership but may create danger for those around one but may act cowardly at the first sign of danger.  People born with this constellation (ie, sun, moon, rising sign or atmakaraka) are often seeking a bit of power and status and position...

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THE 4TH HOUSE, SECURITY, THE HEART AND THE QUEST FOR LIBERATION

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF THE 4TH HOUSE

The 4th house is a generally discussed in terms of home and mother but in the Vedic trilogy of house groupings, it is a Moksha or liberation house and connected to the more difficult 8th and 12th house.  In fact it is a more troubling place than most astrologers tend to admit. The 4th house from the moon can be a place that brings deep emotional wounds and physical illness.  What are the secrets behind this very important house?

The fourth house is connected to the heart and the heart chakra and is a place where we have to learn to deal with our feelings and emotional wounds...

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USING DASHA AND INDIAN TIME CYCLE TO TIME MARKETS

Indian Time Cycles and Market Forecasting: Cosmic Timing for Pinning Down Those Illusive Cycles
by Barry William Rosen

It is a little known fact that W. D. Gann went to India and studied Indian Sidereal Astrology. In his notebooks we find sketches of astrological symbols on his charts; and in his memoirs, he discusses his journey to India. In fact, the famous Gann wheel was first used by tea merchants in seventeenth century India.

Gann also discussed the importance of using the starting date of when the first futures contract for a commodity began trading for predicting the future of that commodity...

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DEALING WITH ASTROLOGICAL STORMS WITH ACCEPTANCE

As a Vedic astrologer, I strive to find ways to report the positive side of emotional and psychological storms that are going to be active. The purpose of this column is to give us the awareness of what is happening so that we are not as gripped by our emotions and mind and seeing the play of the planets. If we do enough spiritual practice and yoga and exercise and practice kindness and acceptance of every situation that comes up, we can dance through the week empowered.   The key is always to shake hands with the moment and its challenges and not let the mind fight it and think this should not be happening–it is and do I accept it and laugh or do I become a victim. It is harder often when the planets are not cooperating.  Save the mind at all costs...

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VENUS IN VIRGO AUGUST 1ST-SEPT. 1ST–RELATIONSHIPS ON THE ROPES

EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS IN VIRGO

Venus transits into Virgo on Wednesday, August 1st-Sept. 1st  and it a low point of the year for Venus and a time for her to rest and meditate.  Technically it is debilitated here but that just means that it has to work 3 times as hard to get results.   It is a particularly difficult time for relationships as Venus tends to be too critical and picky in Virgo and this can lead to picking poor partners, being a victim in relationships, broken romances, problems with reproductive organs and bladder problems and sugar imbalances.

The difficult news is that Retrograde Saturn squares Venus making the situation more difficult with that aspect exact into August 9th but impacting within 3 degrees August 7-13th.

Venus in Virgo can bring out the “lusty” energy of Ven...

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