Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mercury Retrograde

From March 3 until March 25, Mercury will reverse direction and start going backwards amongst the stars. Retrograde is the apparent backwards motion of a planet, due to the juxtaposition of Earth and the other planets all being in concentric orbits.
For Astrology, the retrograde condition means that the significations of Mercury will not be operating in the usual manner for the next three weeks. Thus: check and recheck that communications get through, expect misunderstandings, the message gets delayed, and business transactions are suspect. If at all possible, avoid signing anything until the retrograde period is over at the end of the month.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Venus Changing Signs

This week, on Feb.24, Venus will enter Capricorn. In Vedic Astrology, Venus is considered a Benefic planet, meaning that it generally gives favorable results. While transiting through Capricorn, Venus will be opposite to Saturn, which is travelling through Cancer. Thus, these two planets will be exchanging their light, i.e., influencing each other.
The influence of Venus on Saturn helps Saturn, the planet of difficulties, to lighten up. This is good news for anyone who has been suffering from the current transit of Saturn in Cancer.
Simultaneously, Saturn, planet of responsibility, will be influencing Venus, planet of Love. The sign Capricorn is also strongly connected with reponsibility: romance and relationships become more pragmatic for the next four weeks.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Mars enters Taurus

After spending over 6 months in Aries (since mid-July of '05), Mars is finally changing signs, proceeding into Taurus today, Feb 5. Mars is the planet of Action, and Taurus is a sign known for materiality and possessions. The coming 6 weeks will have an emphasis on purchasing.
Venus is no longer retrograde, having resumed its normal direction amongst the stars. Venus is the planet of value, as well as the ruler of Taurus, so its return to direct motion is also favorable for material pursuits.
In the Relationship area: Venus, as the planet of relationship, now no longer 'going backwards', won't be casting such a critical eye towards our interactions with each other. Mars, now in Venus' sign, is proactive for Love.
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