Monday, April 24, 2006

Planets Exchanging Signs

Thursday, April 27, Venus will enter the sign Pisces. Pisces is a sign ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter, meanwhile, has been in the sign Libra since last September. Libra is a sign ruled by Venus. Thus, the two planets are exchanging sign rulerships and this creates a special relationship reinforcing their combined meanings. Jupiter being the principle of expansion and Venus the relationship planet we can expect some 'Big Love'. But Jupiter can overdo it and Venus is quite sensual, so beware of the downside, i.e., overindulgence. This combinations continues until Venus leaves Pisces on May 24.
Meanwhile, on Monday, May 1, Mercury will enter the sign Aries. This sign is ruled by Mars, which has been transiting in Gemini, a sign ruled by Mercury. The exchange of energy between Mars, the action planet, and Mercury, the mental planet, makes for some fast thinking, which can lead to missing the finer points and create mistakes. This situation prevails until Mercury leaves Aries on May 16.
more on meanings of planets

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Mars Square Mercury

Mars is currently transiting the sign Gemini. Mercury is transiting in Pisces. These two planets will be in an exact square to each other on Tuesday,April 18.
The square aspect refers to planets that are 90 degrees away from each other. It is an planetary pattern that signifies challenges and difficulty: the two Heavenly Bodies are not interacting harmoniously.
Mars, the planet of Fighting and Victory, is not happy in the sign Gemini, the sign of Ideas and Diplomacy. Mars is not patient enough for negotiations, and prefers action over ideas.
Mercury, the planet of Intellect, is not happy in the sign Pisces, a watery, emotional sign more conducive to feelings than rationality.
Thus, this planetary pattern is unfavorable for reasonable discussions and clear thinking. Be careful of impatience and impaired rational thought this week, and until Mercury leaves Pisces May 1.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Venus and Mars Change Signs

At the beginning of April two planets, Venus and Mars, change signs. This creates a new Astrological Energy Pattern. Venus is now in Aquarius until Apr.27, Mars is now in Gemini until May 24. (These positions refer to the Sidereal Zodiac used in Vedic Astrology; Western Astrology is different).
Venus in Aquarius is helpful to anyone with an emphasis on Aquarius in their natal chart: Aquarius rising, Aquarius Moon sign, etc. Leo people also benefit, since Venus would now be in Leo's 7th house of relationship.
Mars in Gemini is considered problematical by Vedic Astrology. The sign Gemini is concerned with diplomacy, and the planet of war, Mars, is not especially diplomatic.
Thus negotiations for business, relationship, etc, are not so favorable for the next 7 weeks. Anyone born with an emphasis on the sign Gemini in their natal chart has to watch out for impatience, anger, harsh speech, and inattention to details. Watch out for Health problems affecting the lungs, such as infectious disease, and accidents due to haste or over-active mind.
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