Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mercury Conjunct Neptune, New Moon & Total Solar Eclipse

On Wednesday, March 18, Mercury will be exactly conjunct Neptune, @13 deg Aquarius. The planet of Rational Thinking combines with the planet of Dreams & Fantasies. This may be good for the Creative Imagination, but otherwise, the result is Confusion, Obfuscation, and Mistakes. Since Mercury is also the planet of Communications, therefore The Media, we have to remember that the Media will likely be even less truthful than usual. This energy pattern manifests for a couple of days before and after as well, so basically the whole week is suspect.
The New Moon, and Total Solar Eclipse, will be on Friday, March 20. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Chaitra, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Chitra, except that this year, the Full Moon will actually fall in the previous nakshatra, Hasta (on April 4). Traditionally, the Chaitra New Moon is the Lunar New Year, and is considered important for determining how the next 12 months will play out. Therefore, it is especially significant that this New Moon happens to be a Solar Eclipse. Eclipses signal forth-coming changes.
The Eclipse will be visible from the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, and over to Russia, but the Moon will only be seen to completely obscure the disc of the Sun if you are hanging out in the North Atlantic Ocean. Due to the Solar Eclipse, as well as the Lunar Eclipse of the month's Full Moon (April 4) the energy of this lunar month is considered Compromised, i.e., the coming 4 weeks are Weakened for any favorable events.
And, in addition:
The Spring Equinox is on March 20. On this day, the duration of Day and Night is (approximately) equal. The Sun is directly above the Celestial Equator (equator of the Earth projected into space). This marks the first day of the Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. In Vedic Astrology, this is a Sankranti, an ingress, and therefore the days of, previous to, and afterwards, are considered Weak for doing any actions that have long lasting material significance. It is however, auspicious for spiritual practices.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Mercury enters Aquarius, Mars conjunct Uranus, Venus enters Aries

Mercury enters Aquarius on Sunday, March 8. After spending 2 months in Capricorn (due to going through a retrograde period), Mercury finally moves on in the zodiac. The planet of Rational Thinking, Information, and Communication will be in the sign of the Social Scientist for the next three weeks. While in Aquarius, Mercury combines with the planet of Dreams, Neptune. The exact conjunction will be March 18. The planet of Rational Thinking plus the planet of Fantasy in the sign of the Humanitarian leads to Idealism, but is not a combination for realism.
Mars will be exactly conjunct Uranus on Wednesday, March 11, @ 20 deg Pisces. The planet of Aggression and Violence combines with the planet of Sudden Unexpected Events all this week. This is a recipe for Accidents, Natural Disasters, Terrorist Acts, etc. The energy pattern has been forming since Mars entered Pisces in mid-February, and is now at its peak. This energy can manifest in the form of violence caused by humans, or in the natural world.
Venus enters Aries on Thursday, March 12. The planet of Romance, Harmony, Agreement, and Finances enters the pro-active sign of the Pioneer. Might be good for a Romantic Adventure; but not particularly reliable. The good news is that Venus now separates from Mars, Uranus, & Ketu, and will be able to operate without interference for a few weeks, at least until Mars enters Aries on March 23.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mercury Opposite Jupiter, Venus Conjunct Uranus, Mars Conjunct Ketu, Full Moon in Leo

This week there are multiple exact aspects, as well as a Full Moon, indicating an Intense Week ahead.
Mercury is exactly opposite Jupiter on Sunday, March 1. Mercury is @ 20 deg Capricorn; Jupiter is Retrograde, @ 20 deg Cancer. The planet of Facts, Data, and Rational Thinking is being influenced by the planet of Beliefs, Philosophies, and Religion, resulting in a lot of "Spin." This planetary pattern has been manifesting all week.  Some notable examples: the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the fighting in Congress over DHS funding. The energy pattern continues to have influence in the early part of this week.
Venus is exactly conjunct Uranus on Wednesday, March 4, @ 20 deg Pisces: The planet of Harmony combines with the planet of Rebellion. Not exactly a pleasant combination. Simultaneously, Pluto will be exactly square to Uranus-Venus, and Retrograde Jupiter will be exactly trine to Uranus-Venus. This energy pattern indicates a high degree of Instability for Venus significations: Negotiations, Agreement, Values, Finances, Entertainment, Celebrities, etc., as well as the potential for Unexpected Outcomes.  Bibi Netanyahu will address Congress on the subject of Negotiations with Iran, on Tuesday March 3.
Mars is exactly conjunct Ketu on Wednesday, March 4, @ 16 deg Pisces: Another intense combination, putting together the planet of Conflict & Aggression with the planet of Past Karma, Dissolution, Chaos. This is Not Good. There could also bring about violence via Mother Nature.
The Full Moon will be on Thursday, March 5, @ 20 deg Leo: Adding more juice to everything else going on this week, there will be Full Moon energy, in the sign of Leaders & Governments. The Full Moon will be in the lunar sign Purva Phalguni, which is closely connected with the Entertainment World.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Venus Conjunct Mars, Venus Conjunct Ketu

Now that Venus is in Pisces, the planet of Love, Peace & Agreement has to deal with 3 natural malefic planets, one after the other. The faster-moving Venus will encounter first Mars, then Ketu, then Uranus.
Venus is conjunct Mars, exact today, Feb 21, @ 7 deg Pisces. The planet of Peace + the planet of Conflict, in the sign of Sympathy. Or: planet of Agreement plus planet of Action, in the sign of Faith. Venus + Mars is the two gender planets sharing the same degree, which leads to Passion, Intensity, and Argument.
Venus next encounters Ketu: The exact conjunction will be Saturday, Feb 28, @ 16 deg Pisces. The planet of Value combines with the significator of Dissolution; could be bad news for the Financial Markets. Or: planet of Relationship combines with significator of Past Karma means Pay-back time. Either way, Venus will be prone to suffer this week, due to being sandwiched between two malefics.
On Wednesday, March 4, Venus is conjunct Uranus, @ 20 deg Pisces. The planet of Love plus the planet of Sudden Events, in a sign known for Romance, creates conditions for Infatuation. Or: planet of Peace, combined with planet of Rebels, in the sign of Beliefs. Maybe something good will come out of this after all. Venus finally leaves Pisces on March 12.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Venus Enters Pisces, New Moon in Aquarius

Venus changes signs, entering Pisces, on Sunday, February 15. The planet of Love & Relationship, Guidance & Agreement, Pleasures & Finance, will be in the sign of Hope & Faith, until March 12. Normally this would be a good thing. But this time, Venus has to contend with 3 "natural malefics," Mars, Uranus, & Ketu, which are already in this sign. Therefore, the significations of Venus will suffer during the coming weeks. The cease-fire in Ukraine will fail; the Greek-E.U. negotiations will go nowhere; the stock market will go down.
Venus will be exactly conjunct Mars this week. The two planets are just a few degrees apart when Venus changes signs. Venus moves faster, and closes in on Mars this week.The two gender planets will be on top of each other on Saturday, Feb 22, @ 7 deg Pisces. The combination results in Passion, but also Anger. Even though Venus is exalted in Pisces, Mars will overpower Venus, making agreement impossible.
There's a New Moon on Wednesday, February 18, @ 5 deg Aquarius. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar month of Falguna, named for the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, Purva Phalguni, which will be on March 5, @ 20 deg Leo. The energy of the month is conducive to dealing with Authorities, and for all kinds of Persuasion, Confronting Enemies, etc.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Mercury Retrograde Ends, Mars Enters Pisces

Mercury will end its retrograde phase on Wednesday, February 11. After being "backwards" for the past three weeks, the planet of Communication, Rational Thinking, Data & Information, returns to normal forward motion in the zodiac. Mercury "turns around" @ 7 deg Capricorn. Due to it taking a week or so to "get back up to speed," the effects of the retrograde period will linger for a while. Mercury will still be in Capricorn for another 4 weeks, until March 8.
Mars enters Pisces on Thursday, February 12. The planet of Action enters the sign of Compassion, which might be a good thing, except that Mars will join up with Uranus, planet of Rebellion & Sudden Unexpected Events, and Ketu, significator of Past Karma & Change. All three are Fiery planets; this combination is quite incendiary and has high potential for Disruption and Destruction. The energy pattern becomes more intense in March, when the three will be closely conjunct. Mars will be in Pisces until March 23.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cancer Full Moon, Venus Conjunct Neptune, Saturn Aspect Retrograde Mercury

Venus is Exactly Conjunct Neptune on Sunday, February 1, @ 12 deg Aquarius. The planet of Entertainment conjunct the planet of Entrancement, on the day of the Super Bowl. This is also the planet of Agreement combined with the planet of Doubt & Suspicion, and can also be interpreted as the planet of Value conjunct planet of Confusion. This energy pattern continues to be strong for the first part of the week. Not a good week for finding compromise, coming to agreement, or making an important purchase.
The Full Moon will be on Tuesday, February 3, @ 20 deg Cancer. Although this is the Hindu lunar month of Makka, this year the culmination of the month's energy happens in Ashlesha, a sign known for being Cunning, Sneaky, and potentially, Poisonous (the image is A Coiled Snake). The Full Moon will be closely conjunct Retrograde Jupiter, which would magnify some of the "backwards" Jupiter energy, creating undependable conditions.
Saturn is in exact aspect to Retrograde Mercury on Thursday, February 5. Saturn throws its energy to the third sign ahead of itself (60 deg, sextile aspect in Western Astrology). Mercury, moving backwards, will be exactly positioned to receive this influence this week. Since Mercury is already disadvantaged by being retrograde, the addition of the influence of the planet of Restriction, Suffering, Obligation, etc., will create more problems for the planet of Communications, Ideas, Reasoning, Business, Equipment, this week. Watch out for possible internet problems, misunderstandings, transaction mistakes, equipment breakdowns, etc.