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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON, JULY 27TH and SUN OPPOSITION MARS

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
July 27, 2018
11.45 DEGREES CAPRICORN US 16:20 EST
Begins 17:14 GMT; Ends 23:28 GMT

beings 11:14 CDT and ends 17:28 CDT

It is visible in Australia, Africa, Middle East, South American, Eastern Caribbean, most of Europe,
The second total lunar eclipse of 2018 is on Friday, July 27th. The Moon is at the same degree at the start of the eclipse as Mars, in close conjunction to the South node, Ketu. This is highly volatile for the planet and our personal lives. With the Sun and Rahu in the opposite sign, and Mercury retrograde at the sensitive juncture between Cancer and Leo, there is ample opportunity for big shake-ups and events that trigger immediate changes.

The eclipse is taking place in the month of Sravana and will impact China, Afghanistan and Kashmir...

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SUN CONJUNCT RAHU: JULY 25-31ST–BLIND AMBITION

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN CONJUNCT RAHU

The Sun is considered afflicted when it is within 3 degrees of Rahu and so that is the case July 25-July 31st in the sign of Cancer.  In the Western world this may not be considered a bad thing because the conjunction promotes expanding  your power and success at the cost of your Divinity.  This can lead to attention and even minor fame but the negative side is also enhanced with too much ambition and selfishness and rigidity of ideas.   Inside you may fear failure.  This conjunction can promote deeper relationships with foreigners or immigrants and with the affliction, you reputation may be hurt so for Leo rising, possible that a foreign person may harm your reputation or create scandal...

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FULL MOON/ GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATION FRIDAY WITH THE LUNAR ECLIPSE

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  FULL MOON ON FRIDAY

Guru Purnima  is very auspicious spiritually and it occurs during the 15th lunar day which begins on Thursday the 26th at 12:46 pm ends on Friday at 3:20 pm CDT.   It is a very auspicious time to receive grace from the Guru or the Big Mind.  Wonderful time to read spiritual literature, do puja for your Guru. Good time to donate to spiritual masters and their schools and support spiritual knowledge.  Meditation and pujas done on Guru Purnima are particularly powerful.

This year it is overlapping with the  the longest lunar eclipse of the Century which starts around 11:30 am CDT on Friday, July 27th and which peaks at 15:23 CDT and is not over for a few more hours afterward which empowers it for deeper spiritual experience during meditation...

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POINTS OF WEALTH IN THE CHART PART 3: THE SRI LAGNA

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY AND THE POINTS OF WEALTH

There are three points of wealth in your chart, the Yogi Point, the Part of Fortune and the Sri Lagna.  Wealth is more than physical money as we have discussed in previous articles on the eight aspects of Lakshmi which include courage, success, the ability to manifest your desire, knowledge of your inner source and health.

See: (https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/focus-nine-days-lakshmi-eight-aspects-wealth/

Many computer programs will calculate these for you like Sri Jyoti Star 7 and most of you would be bored if talked about the mathematics of calculating these by hand.  (Note: Not all software will calculate this quickly changing lagna accurately so get a reliable software.)

The Sri Lagna:   Parashara, the Maharishi of A...

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KARMA AND THE VARIOUS EXITS OF THE FREEWAY: MULTIPLE UNIVERSES

SLIDING DOORS AND ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSES IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY

For spiritual people, I think there are more choices on the karmic freeway.  Sometimes we choose to get off at exit 6 and sometimes at exit 8 and in both cases we may miss exit 7.   I do sense that for spiritual developed people we are given more schools to grow in rather than hard and fast karma that hits in the face.  If we do spiritual practice, give to charity and do service work we can shift our karma. If we are meant to get a bullet in the heart, maybe through spiritual practice it just grazes our shoulder or goes through our hat and misses us. Such is the power of spirituality.

In  my 60’s now, and I have change my focus on prediction and moved a bit more toward helping people understand the karmic schools that they are ...

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ASTROLOLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST JULY 21-29TH–STORMY AND SPIRITUAL

EYE ON THE SKY: ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST

This week is one of the more difficult weeks of the year and our analysis is long and detailed but should provide you with a roadmap to get through until August. Mars is still very close to Ketu and in the True Node system they are exactly conjunct on Monday.   Moon in Scorpio on Sunday/Monday is always an emotional low. Mercury goes stationary retrograde in the gandanta/knotted emotional area on Wednesday, July 25th.  There is a Full Moon/Lunar eclipse conjunct Mars on Friday, July 27th and the Sun is within 3 degrees of Rahu July 26-31st and exact on July 28th.  On the bright side, Saturn moves out of the more difficult Pada or section of Sagittarius owned by Cancer on July 22nd and into the Gemini section where it stays until Oct...

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GETTING READY FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE: JULY 25-AUGUST 18

EYE ON THE SKY: MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CANCER

Everyone cringes at the thought of Mercury retrograde but it is not bad for everyone and gets a lot of bad press.  You all  know about Mercury retrograde so I wanted to share some new things.  First of all if you were born with Mercury retrograde, you are more right-brain orientated and have more spatial orientation and recognize patterns and are not logical.  It will be interesting to observe if during Mercury retrograde you need to be more intuitive rather than logical during the  transit.

Secondary, Mercury retrograde is not bad for every rising sign...

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SECRETS OF NAKSHATRA TIMING OF TRANSITS: THE POWER OF NINE

SECRET OF THE NAKSHATRAS:   THE POWERFUL NINE AND THE SECRET OF TRANSITS 

The key to understanding transits  is through the Nakshatra predictive system known as Navatara and Tara Bala where transits through key nakshatras from the natal moon trigger events. They can also be  counted from ascendant and sometimes from the Dasha lord or the Sun and more accurately help us understand why certain larger transits or dasha periods bring great fruits or bring challenges.

Find out where your natal moon’s nakshatra is , your ascendant or lagna is  and then count the nakshatra sequences from there.

So if you born in the constellation of Jyestha and your moon was there then Jyestha is counted as 1 and is your Janma Nakshatra and then Mula would counted as 2 , Purva Shadha would be counted as...

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SECRETS OF THE 11TH HOUSE PART 2: INCOME 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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MERCURY AT THE END OF CANCER—EMOTIONAL TROUBLED KNOTS

MERCURY AT THE END OF CANCER JULY 18-AUGUST 3RD

Mercury stays in the gandanta or trouble knotted-area  (Cancer 27-29.59), July 18 – August 3rd and then again September 1 – 2nd in the constellation of Ashlesha where one has to watch out for one’s sharp tongue or one will make many enemies.  It can increase negative thinking if you let your mind run toward the negative so you have to not get gripped by dwelling on the negative and getting into the pity party or it will bring you down and everyone else if you start complaining.  Do your gratitude exercises  and find a way to appreciate all that you have in your life and not go into the wormhole negative spiral.

The Gandanta area (Cancer 27-29.59) and particularly the last 40 minute of the sign (29.20-29...

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