Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mercury Enters Virgo, Mars Approaches Ketu

Mercury changes signs on Tuesday, Sept 18, entering Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking and Making Decisions is happy to be in its own sign. Both Mercury significations and Virgo significations will do well for the next few weeks. Virgo is the sign of Details & Analysis. Mercury in Virgo is good for Critical Thinking. Mercury is the planet of Communications, therefore Speech & Writing, and The Media. This is a good planetary pattern for Investigative Reporting. Mercury is not under any other planetary influence while in Virgo, except for conjunction with Sun, which doesn't harm Mercury. Mercury will be in Virgo until October 6th, when it moves to Libra, where it joins up with Venus & Jupiter.
Mars is now slowly advancing in Capricorn, after completing its retrograde period on August 27. Mars will be conjunct Ketu, the South Node of the Moon, on September 25th, @ 10 deg Capricorn. As an eclipse point, Ketu has the capacity to Distort the energy of any planet it comes into contact with. As Mars gets closer to Ketu, its significations suffer. Therefore Actions and Force will have Unintended Consequences. Both Mars and Ketu have an Incendiary quality; the conjunction can manifest as Disaster and Chaos. The energy pattern will be most intense during the last week of the month.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Venus Enters Libra, Mercury Enters Leo

Venus changes signs Sept 1, entering Libra: after spending all of August in Virgo, its sign of debilitation, Venus now enters its own sign Libra, where it is much stronger. Libra is the quintessential Relationship Sign, seeking Balance and Harmony in all relationships; Libra is an Idealist. Venus will spend an extra long time in Libra due to going through a retrograde period starting October 5, which will keep Venus in its own sign until New Year's Day, Jan 1.
While in Libra Venus will combine with Jupiter: the planet of Pleasures combines with the planet of Increase =Indulgence. Jupiter is the planet of Belief, in idealistic Libra = Ideology. Venus is the planet of Devotion. The result is everyone being Devoted to Their Own Beliefs. Jupiter will leave Libra on Oct 11.
Mercury changes signs, entering Leo on Sept 2. The planet of Rational Thinking has spent over 2 months in sidereal Cancer due to having to go through a retrograde period. The planet of Reason was having problems in Cancer due to being in an emotional water sign and having to deal with the opposition of Mars. Mercury now moves on in the zodiac, to the sign of Royalty and Government. While in Leo Mercury will recieve the aspect of Neptune, planet of Imagination and Delusion, which is transiting opposite in Aquarius. Mercury remains in Leo until Sept 18.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mercury Retrograde Ends, Mercury Opposed by Mars, Saturn Trine Uranus

Mercury Retrograde period ends Aug 18. The planet of Rational Thinking, Ideas & Reasons, Communications, Speech & Writing, now returns to normal forward motion in the zodiac. But Mercury is still in trouble: it is still in sidereal Cancer, an emotions-based water sign, which hampers Mercury's rational reasoning. Opposite Mercury, in Capricorn, is its powerful enemy Mars, the planet of Conflict. Additionally, Mercury is accompanied by Rahu, the eclipse point signifying Obscuring, Confusion, Obsession. Mercury won't get away from all these influences until Sept 2, when it leaves Cancer and enters Leo.
Saturn is now Stationary in Sagittarius before it ends its Retrograde period on Sept 5. Stationary planets are Strong: Saturn is the planet of Reality, Structure, Time & Delay, The Established Order. Stationary Saturn doesn't change readily. Saturn doesn't really get moving until October.
Saturn is in an exact Trine Aspect with Uranus, which is also stationary at the beginning of its Retrograde Period which started Aug 7. The planet of Established Order and the planet of Rebellion are in a "cooperative" planetary pattern, indicating a lot of Confusion. Note that this is also Saturn, planet of The Working Class, in an encouraging aspect with Uranus planet of Realization, indicating potential for the Workers to come to their senses. (for more details see last week's video) 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Venus in Virgo for August

Venus changes signs, entering Virgo, on August 1. Venus is considered debilitated in Virgo. It's the planet of Love and Pleasures in the sign of Analysis and Perfection. Virgo's obsession with Details and Criticism doesn't go so well with Venus's desire for Romance. But Venus as the planet of Art in the sign Virgo is good for high quality artistic endeavors.
Mercury rules Virgo, and now becomes Venus' dispositor
Venus is further weakened due to its dispositor, Mercury, being weak because it is in Retrograde and in an inimical sign, Cancer (see previous post). Thus the problems of Mercury will extend to Venus, causing further damage to Venus significations.
Venus will be in Virgo all of August, until September 1, when it moves to its own sign Libra.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lunar Eclipse Conjunct Retrograde Mars; Mercury Retrograde

Heading towards the end of July, there are two significant events in the zodiac:
The Full Moon on July 27 will be a Total Lunar Eclipse, @ 10 deg Sidereal Capricorn. Eclipses signal major events coming in the near future. The timing of the event is when a planet subsequently passes through the eclipse degree or opposite (usually within a few weeks or months). But this time Mars will be within a degree of exact conjunction with the eclipse, indicating that the associated event may already be in progress at the time of the eclipse.
Mars is Retrograde, since June 26. Retrograde planets are close to the Earth, therefore extra powerful, but not behaving "normally." Retrograde Mars conjunct the Total Lunar Eclipse is an indication of something significant about to occur.
Mercury begins a Retrograde Period on July 26, @ 29 deg Sidereal Cancer. MercuryRetrograde is the planet of Rational Thinking and Reasonable Decisions going "backwards," i.e., not behaving rationally. Further, Mercury begins its retrograde period while in the Gandant degrees, the borderline between a water sign and a fire sign, which causes significant weakness to the transiting planet. Mercury is opposite to its enemy Mars in the zodiac (but not exactly). With two planets retrograde and opposing each other, the potential for Miscommunication, Misunderstanding, Anger, and Bad Decisions is very high. Best to keep a low profile and stick to routine activities during late July and August. This is not a good time to begin anything important.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mercury Opposite Jupiter, Mercury Enters Taurus, Venus Opposite Saturn

Mercury is exactly opposite Jupiter on Tuesday, May 22. The planet of Rational Thinking, Data & Information, is being influenced by the planet of Beliefs  & Optimism this week. Since Jupiter is retrograde its significations are stronger than usual and more personalized. The result is that everyone feels entitled to their own facts.
Mercury leaves Aries and enters Taurus on Saturday, May 26. The planet of Ideas and Reasons will be in the sign of Practical Value for the next three weeks. This planetary pattern puts emphasis on evaluating News & Information for its tangible worth.
Venus is opposite Saturn this week. The exact opposition is on Friday, May 25, when the two planets are at 13 deg of their respective signs: Venus in Gemini; Saturn in Sagittarius.  The planet of Romance, Agreement, Young Females, Finance, is being opposed by the Reality Check planet, the planet of Limitation. The Reality of the situation makes finding agreement more difficult. Finances are Restricted. Saturn is also Retrograde, making it strong and less likely to give in. Saturn is the planet of Control and The Establishment; Venus is both Pleasure and Reproduction. Thus: an attempt to Control Reproduction by the Conservative Establishment.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Venus Enters Gemini, Taurus New Moon, Mars Square Uranus

Venus changes signs, entering sidereal Gemini on Monday, May 14. The planet of Harmony and Compromise in the sign of Consensus is good for Finding Agreement. It's also the planet of Romance in the most Dual sign of the zodiac. Gemini is able to see things from two or more viewpoints at once, so Venus in Gemini can be Fickle. Venus will be in Gemini until June 8.
The New Moon is on Tuesday, May 15, @ 0 deg Taurus. This New Moon marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month Jyeshta, although this year the Full Moon will fall in the prior nakshatra, Anuradha, on May 29. This New Moon has special significance in the Hindu world: it is Shani Jayanti, the birthday of God Saturn. Therefore it is recommended to propitiate Saturn to be on the good side of the planet of Harsh Reality (such as chant the Saturn mantra for 108 times: "Om Sri Shanaishwaraya Swaha"). 
Mars is exactly Square to Uranus this week. The planets are at 5 deg -6 deg of their respective signs: Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries. Mars is the planet of Force; Uranus is the planet of Sudden Events; the square aspect is dynamic but not harmonious.
This is a rather problematic energy pattern, which can result in Violent Events. An obvious example is the Hawaii Volcano eruption, which began shortly after Mars entered Capricorn on May 2. The exact square is on Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15 -16.