Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Moon in Virgo, Venus Enters Virgo

The New Moon is Wednesday, September 24 (Tuesday night) @ 7 deg Virgo. This begins the Hindu lunar month Asvina, named for the nakshatra Ashvini. But this year, the Full Moon will fall in the previous nakshatra, Revati. Thus the energy of the month will have more of the nature of Revati, rather than Ashvini.
In any case, the energy of the month is severely compromised due to the Full Moon being a Total Lunar Eclipse, on October 8. Further, the Oct. 8 Eclipse will be exactly conjunct Uranus, the planet of Unexpected Events. Therefore, this lunar month is not favorable for starting any important new projects.
Venus enters Virgo on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The planet of Love, Art, Agreement, etc., will be in its sign of Debilitation, i.e., weakened, for 3 weeks, until October 18. Since Venus will be in Mercury's sign, while Mercury is in Venus's sign Libra, the two planets are in a Parivatana yoga, i.e., exchanging sign rulerships. This forms a relationship connecting the meanings of the planet of Compromise, Venus, with the planet of Communication, Mercury. The coming weeks are good for Negotiations, Better Understanding, etc.
By the end of the week Venus becomes Combust: Venus will be catching up to the Sun, getting so close that it disappears from view . When we can't see the planet of Guidance, we are "without guidance." Therefore, making important decisions regarding Venus significations, such as Romance, Finance, Purchases, is not recommended. Venus will be combust until mid-November.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mercury Conjunct Rahu, Mercury Enters Libra

Mercury is exactly opposite Uranus, today, Saturday September 13. The planet of Ideas, Explanations, & The Media, has been trading energy with the planet of Freedom, Rebellion, & Sudden Change. The result has been a lot of Radical Thinking, Crazy Ideas, Unexpected News, over the past week. This energy continues this week.
Mercury is exactly conjunct Rahu on Tuesday, September 16, @ 25 deg Virgo. The planet of Ideas, Rational Thinking, Information, & Communications, combines with the eclipse point that signifies Obsession, Innovation, and Confusion. Since Mercury is in its sign of Exaltation, the results are mostly good. Already we have Apple's new Apple Watch: Communication + Innovation. But there has also been Confused Thinking, such as this idea that arming Syrian rebels will solve the problem of the advance of ISIS in the Middle East.
Mercury will enter Libra on Saturday, Sept. 20. The planet of Rational Thinking does well in the sign of Balance & Agreement. By leaving Virgo, Mercury will also escape from the influence of Rahu, and Uranus. Mercury joins up with Saturn, the planet of Reality, which is still in Libra. This combination gives some hope for next week for more Reasonable Ideas & Realistic Thinking.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Full Moon in Aquarius, Venus opposite Neptune, Mercury opposite Uranus

The Full Moon will be Monday, Sept 8, @ 22 deg Aquarius. This marks the culmination of the energy of the lunar month Bhadrapada. The Full Moon will be in the nakshatra Purva Bhadra, which is associated with remorse & regret. It is not a favorable month for beginning important new projects, except those involving penance, self-mortification, sacrifice, or revenge. Cue the suicide bombers and drones.
Venus will be exactly opposite Neptune on Wednesday, Sept 10:  Venus @ 11 deg Leo; Neptune @ 11 deg Aquarius. The planet of Love, Creativity, Guidance, Compromise & Agreement, is being influenced by the planet of Dreams, Imagination, Illusions, Deception & Suspicion. Except for creative imagination, Venus significations generally suffer this week. Not a good week for making honest agreements.
Mercury will be exactly opposite Uranus on Saturday, Sept. 13: Mercury @ 21 deg Virgo; Uranus @ 21 deg Pisces. The planet of Rational Thinking, Decisions, Data & Information, and Communications, is being influenced by the planet of Rebellion, Independence, & Sudden Unexpected Events. Already this past week there have been numerous instances of Unexpected Events involving the Media & Internet. More of that sort of thing this week. Good for Inspiration, but beware of Crazy Ideas.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Venus enters Leo, Mars enters Scorpio

Venus leaves Cancer and enters Leo on Sunday, August 31. The planet of Negotiations & Agreements will be in the sign of Leaders & Governments for the next three weeks. This looks promising for some agreements between nations to deal with ongoing crisis in the world. While in Leo, Venus will be opposite to Neptune, which is across the zodiac in Aquarius. Neptune adds an element of Idealism, but also Fantasy and Lack of Realism to the negotiations.
Mars will leave Libra and enter Scorpio on Thursday, September 4. The planet of Action is happy to be in its own sign, and finally breaking away from its enemy Saturn. Mars is Scorpio will be benefiting from the trine aspect of Jupiter, still transiting in Cancer. Thus Mars gets added confidence & encouragement for moving forward. Problem is, the energy is available for everyone, from Leaders to Terrorists. Mars will be in Scorpio until October 18. For more details, including analysis for your own chart, watch the videos on

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Moon, Mars Conjunct Saturn, Mercury Enters Virgo

The New Moon will be on Monday, Aug 25, @ 8 deg. Leo. This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month Bhadrapada, named for the nakshatra that the Full Moon falls in, Poorva Bhadra, on Sept 8. This month has a nasty reputation for disasters. A few examples from past years: the 9-11 Event, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Financial Meltdown. This year the New Moon will be opposite to Neptune, and the Full Moon will conjoin with Neptune, in Aquarius. The lunar energy is tainted by the planet of Fantasy & Confusion.  This lunar month is "born" on the same day that Mars and Saturn are exactly conjunct. For all these reasons, the energy of the next four weeks is suspect; it is not considered to be a good time for beginning important new projects.
Mars and Saturn are exactly conjunct Monday, Aug 25, @ 23 deg Libra. The tension produced by combining the energy of these two antagonistic planets is at its peak. Mars + Saturn = Force +Control. The two planets have been getting closer and closer together in Libra through the past month, and will begin to separate later this coming week. Finally, on Sept 4, Mars will leave Libra, breaking up a planetary combination that has brought a lot of crisis in world events.
Mercury enters Virgo on Friday, August 29. The planet of Rational Thinking will be in its own sign Virgo for three weeks, until Sept 20. Mercury is also considered Exalted in this sign. Therefore the significations of Mercury are strengthened: more Rationality, more Reasonableness, more reliance on Facts & Data.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Venus Conjunct Jupiter, Mercury Opposite Neptune

Venus will be exactly conjunct Jupiter on Monday, August 18, @ 13 deg Cancer. Venus, the planet of Agreement, Pleasures, & Guidance, catches up to Jupiter, the planet of Increase, Wisdom, and Beliefs. Although this sounds like it would be a good combination, it has some problems. Venus still has Mars and Saturn, two major malefics, in its sign Libra. These "bad" planets are distorting the energy of Venus. Jupiter as the planet of Beliefs is strong in its sign of exaltation... but for all sides. Thus the potential for compromise and agreement is less than we would hope.
Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune on Monday, August 18. The two planets are respectively at 12 deg Leo and 12 deg Aquarius. This doesn't help the situation. Mercury is Facts, Data, & News Reports. Neptune is Fantasy, Illusion, & Deception. Rational Mercury is being contaminated by irrational Neptune. Therefore we can't trust reports of what is actually happening; even outright deception is possible. This energy pattern, which has been functioning through the past week, promotes distrust. The manifestation of Neptune vs. Mercury has been obvious in events ranging from Ukraine to Ferguson.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Full Moon "Super Moon," Mercury enters Leo

Sunday August 10th is the Full Moon, @ 23 deg Capricorn. This Full Moon will be powerful for two reasons: It is in opposition / mutual aspect with planets in Cancer (Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Sun), and it is a "Super Moon," i.e., closer to the Earth than normal, therefore appearing larger & brighter. The Full Moon is considered "Extreme Energy" in Vedic Astrology, and therefore hard to control. Not recommended for starting important new projects. Best to stick to routine actions.
Mercury enters Leo on Tuesday, August 12th. This is good for Mercury: the planet of the Rational Mind wasn't doing so well in Cancer, an emotion-based water sign. But by entering Leo, Mercury will now be opposite Neptune, the planet of Dreams & Fantasies. The influence of Neptune on Mercury is good for the imagination & creativity, but not so good for linear, rational thinking. Mercury will be exactly opposite Neptune on August 18th.