Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mercury Enters Scorpio, Mars Enters Capricorn

Planets Changing Signs This Week:
Mercury enters Scorpio on Monday, November 24. The planet of Information, Rational Thinking, Ideas, Reasons, & Explanations in the sign of Research & Investigations suggests a good time for Investigations. Mercury will be in Scorpio until Dec.12.
As soon as it enters Scorpio, Mercury will be conjunct Saturn. The planet of Rational Thinking encounters the Reality Check planet = some Serious Thinking, and potentially some Serious Accusations, Indictments, etc.
Mars enters Capricorn on Thursday, November 27. The planet of Action and Fast Results is considered Exalted in the sign of Goals & Management. While in Capricorn, Mars will be in a Parivatana Yoga with Saturn: Mars is exchanging signs by being in Saturn's sign, while Saturn is in Mars's sign. Additionally, by its special 3rd house aspect, Saturn is sending its energy directly to Mars. Saturn restricts and restrains the energy of Mars, which is not necessarily a bad thing: Saturn adds Focus to the Mars energy, therefore helps to keep Mars on track and Get The Job Done. This energy pattern continues until Mars leaves Capricorn, on January 4th.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mars Square Rahu-Ketu, Scorpio New Moon

Mars is at the mid-point between Rahu and Ketu, exact Wednesday, Nov. 19. The midpoint of the nodal axis (half-way between the north node & south node of the Moon) is known to be a point of Tension in the zodiac. Natural malefic planets, especially Mars, can create powerful events when transiting through this point. Therefore, this week will likely be full of stress; with a strong potential for violent events (already there have been several).
The New Moon will be on Saturday, Nov. 22, @ 6 deg Scorpio.This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month Margashiras, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Mrigrashira. Except that this year, the Full Moon (on Dec. 6) falls in the previous nakshatra, Rohini. Therefore the energy of the lunar month is more in line with the significations of Rohini: Fertile, Productivity, Trade & Commerce, Material Abundance.
The New Moon is conjunct Saturn & Venus, which are nearby, also in Scorpio. Saturn gives the New Moon the energy of Structure, Practicality, & Longevity. Venus adds more potential for Finances, Agreements, Compromise. So, all in all, it looks like a favorable lunar month coming up.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Mars Conjunct Pluto & Square Uranus, Venus Enters Scorpio, Venus Conjunct Saturn

Mars will be exactly conjunct Pluto on Monday, November 10, @ 17 deg Sagittarius. The planet of Action and the planet of Total Transformation come together about once every two years. Sometimes the results are subtle, sometimes very obvious. This time Mars is simultaneously Square to Uranus, exact on Wednesday Nov 12. And for added effect, there is the Moon directly opposite Mars-Pluto, on Tuesday Nov 11. Thus, the potential for a Crisis, or a large-scale transformative event, likely involving violence, during the first part of the week.
Venus enters Scorpio on Tuesday, November 11. The planet of Agreement, Romance, and Pleasures will be in the Passionate, Power-hungry, Secretive sign of the Scorpion for three weeks, until December 5. Scorpio tends to bring out the lower side of Venus, the tendency to use the power of the planet of Love for selfish ends. On the positive side, this is the planet of Agreements in the sign of Alliances.
Venus is exactly conjunct Saturn on Wednesday, Nov 12, @ 1 deg Scorpio. Saturn only just entered Scorpio a few days ago. Now Venus catches up to Saturn and swiftly passes it. The planet of Agreement and the planet of Reality, together in the sign of Secret Deals, indicates something big could be going on behind the scene.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Saturn Enters Scorpio

Saturn will change signs, entering Scorpio, on November 2. The planet of Structure, Restrictions, Responsibilities, Endurance, Delay, and Suffering, will finally leave Libra, where it has been for the last three years, and begin a new chapter in its journey through the zodiac. For an idea about some of the results, dial back 28 -30 years ago, the last time Saturn was in Scorpio. Some of the world events: Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the Iran-Contra Scandal, President Reagan and President Gorbachev came together and started a new era in international affairs.
Saturn changes signs very slowly, over a period of days. The planet of Structure will be vulnerable while moving from one sign to another. Therefore it is best to wait a few days before beginning any important new projects.
For more details, watch a YouTube video on Saturn's new position.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Venus totally Combust, Mercury Direct, Mercury conjunct Rahu

Venus is exactly conjunct the Sun today, Saturday October 25, @ 8 deg Libra. The energy of the planet of Love & Agreement combines with the energy of Power and Authority. It sounds good, except that it's not an equal relationship. The Sun outshines and overwhelms Venus, so Love & Agreement is hard to find. Venus will emerge from combustion, and become visible again, in mid-November.
Mercury ends its retrograde period today, Saturday October 25, @ 22 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Business Transactions, etc., returns to normal direct motion in the zodiac. Mercury is in its own sign Virgo, which is also its sign of Exaltation. Therefore Mercury' significations prosper in the coming days. Mercury will leave Virgo on November 4, election day in the USA.
Mercury is conjunct Rahu on Thursday, October 30, @ 25 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, combines with the significator of Appetite and Obsession, in the sign of Details & Analysis. Rahu is an eclipse point, which can either distort, or enhance, the significations of Mercury. Since Mercury is also the planet of The Media, the likelihood is for an intensification of Media Stories, Advertisement, etc. this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Moon conjunct Venus, Mercury goes Direct

The New Moon will be Thursday, October 23, @ 6 deg Libra. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar month of Karttika, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Krittika... except that this year, the Full Moon will fall in the previous nakshatra, Bharani (on Nov. 6).
The month therefore has the qualities of Bharani, one of the "extreme" nakshatras. Therefore, good for severe, fierce actions, like attacking, destruction, etc.
This New Moon will be exactly conjunct Venus. Therefore the energy of Venus is carried through the month.... which may help to compensate for the otherwise detrimental qualities of the month. But Venus is weakened by being completely combust the Sun ("burnt up"). The exact conjunction of Sun & Venus will be Friday, Oct. 24, @ 7 deg Libra.
Mercury will end its retrograde period on Saturday, Oct. 25, @22 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Data & Information, will resume normal, forward motion in the zodiac. It takes several days for Mercury to "get back up to speed," so the retrograde effects can linger for another week.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mercury, Mars, & Venus Change Signs

Mercury, still Retrograde, "backs into" Virgo on Thursday, October 16. The planet of Communications, Rational Decisions, Information, Media, etc. returns to its own sign, which is good. Except that Mercury is still Retrograde, until October 25. So the usual precautions regarding Mercury should still be observed. Mercury will be exactly conjunct Venus, at 28 deg Virgo, on Friday, Oct. 17. 
The Sun enters Libra, on Friday Oct. 17: The Sun is considered Debilitated, i.e. Weakened in Libra. This is because the Sun is the planet of Power, and Libra is the sign of Compromise. But the Sun will be joined by Venus, the ruler of Libra, the next day. Thus the Sun's energy combines with Venus in Venus's sign, which may be helpful for finding agreement.... except that: Mars will be in Sagittarius, which goes in the other direction:
Mars, planet of Action & Violence, leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Saturday, Oct. 18. Mars will no longer be in its own sign after this week, but Mars likes being in Jupiter's sign Sagittarius. Mars is a fire planet; Sagittarius is a Fire Sign. This combination creates a lot of Enthusiasm, tendency to Take Risks, and above all, Willingness to Fight for One's Own Beliefs. Mars will be in Sagittarius until November 26.
Venus enters Libra on October 18. The planet of Love, Pleasures, Compromise, Guidance, Agreement, Finance, etc., leaves Virgo, its sign of debilitation and enters its own sign Libra. This is good for all Venus significations. Except that, Venus is still conjunct the Sun, still deeply combust. When we can't see Venus, we are "Without Guidance." (example: Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases last week). Also, when we can't see Venus, it's hard to tell the Value of something, therefore not good for making major purchases. Venus is still combust until mid-November.