Saturday, April 27, 2013

Venus conjunct Ketu, Sun and Mars opposite Saturn, Mercury enters Aries

On Sunday, April 28, Venus will be exactly conjunct Ketu @ 22 deg. Aries. Venus represents Harmony, Agreements, Value, Finance. Ketu is the Agent of Past Karma, and tends to Dissolve or Change things on the material plane. So we have agreements that appear to come together and then fall apart (negotiations in the US Senate), and the Price of things goes up and down (price of Gold, etc). This energy pattern is now at its peak, and continues until Venus leaves Aries next Saturday, May 4.
Sun and Mars are both Opposite Retrograde Saturn. Sun will be exactly opposite Saturn on Sunday, April 28, while Mars will be exactly opposite Saturn on Wednesday May 1. Saturn doesn't like either of these two influences. Since Saturn is Retrograde, it is at its closest to Earth, therefore Powerful. But so is Mars in its own sign, and with Sun in its sign of Exaltation. The resulting energy pattern = Tension and Crisis. Saturn = Reality of the Situation, and represents the Established Order, which is digging in its heels in the face of Attack from Mars and Sun. Sun (Authority) + Mars (Force) opposed by Retrograde Saturn: The Reality of the Situation in Syria stops the USA from Intervening with Force to halt the Slaughter and Use of Chemical Weapons by Bashar Assad.
Mercury enters Aries on Sunday, April 28: The planet of Rational Thinking and Making Choices now goes into the Dynamic, Independent sign Aries. Mercury leaves Pisces, its sign of debilitation (weakness), which is Good. But now Mercury joins with aggressive Mars in Mars' sign. Mercury + Mars = Fast Thinking, which is also Impulsive, Self-centered, and potentially  Argumentative. Faster moving Mercury will catch up with and be conjunct Mars next week.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mars-Sun Conjunction, Venus Opposite Saturn, Full Moon

The Mars-Sun conjunction continues this week. Mars and Sun will be within 1 degree of each other in Aries until mid-week. The exact conjunction last Thursday demonstrated the energy pattern perfectly: Use of Force by the Authorities (see prediction in previous post). The entire city of Boston got to experience Martial Law for a day.
Venus will be exactly opposite Saturn on Sunday-Monday, April 21 -22. The influence of Venus on Saturn which is in Venus's sign is welcome by Saturn: Benefits to the Established Order. The influence of Saturn planet of Restriction and Limitation is not so welcome: More Difficulty Reaching Agreement and Compromise. Last weeks Failure by the Senate to pass any meaningful Gun Control legislation is an example. Expect more of that energy this week.
Full Moon will be Thursday, April 25, @ 11 deg Libra. This marks the culmination of the Hindu lunar month Chaitra, which began 2 weeks ago with a conjunction of Moon and Mars. Hence a month full of Mars-type activity, Violence, etc. The Full Moon will again Activate Mars, by being within 2 degrees opposite. Thus the end of the week is likely to produce more Dramatic Events.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mars Combust Sun, Mercury Conjunct Uranus

Mars and the Sun are conjunct in Aries this week. Mars will be exactly conjunct the Sun at 4 deg. Aries on Thursday, April 18. Mars and the Sun are both Fiery Planets, in the Fire sign Aries. Both are strong: Mars by being in its own sign, and the Sun exalted in this sign. Mars is the planet of Action, Aggression, War, and Destruction. Sun is the planet of Authority, Power, Governments. The combination leads to Powerful Forceful Actions, with potential for Fast-moving Events this week and next.
Meanwhile, Venus is still nearby and suffering from the impact of the two powerful fire planets.  Thus, not much chance of Harmony or Compromise.
Mercury is conjunct Uranus this week; exact on Saturday, April 20. Mercury is debilitated (weakened) while transiting through Pisces. The planet of Rational Thought in the sign of Hope = Wishful Thinking. As the week progresses, Mercury gets closer to Uranus, the planet of Rebellion and Sudden Events. The result is Not Conducive to making Rational Decisions, and along with the intense Mars-Sun combination, creates potential for Making Mistakes, Miscalculations, Jumping to Conclusions. Mercury is News + Uranus is the Unexpected = Surprising Reports, Change in Direction, etc.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Mercury enters Pisces, Venus and Mars enter Aries, New Moon in Pisces

A Lot of Changes in the Heavens this Week. Combined with a New Moon, the new pattern in the zodiac creates a new set of circumstances, transformations, new opportunities, and new problems.
Mercury enters Pisces on Tuesday, April 9. The planet of Rational Thinking is considered debilitated in the Emotional Water Sign known for Dreams and Intuition. Mercury in Pisces for the next three weeks is not so favorable for Mercury's significations. Mercury will join up with Uranus,  now in the middle of Pisces, a combination that is good for Inspiration, Leaps of Intuition, Creative Imagination, etc.
Venus enters Aries on Wednesday, April 10. The planet of Harmony, Agreement, Romance, Aesthetics, etc. enters the Dynamic Pioneer Sign of the zodiac. Venus gets more Passion, more Adventurous, but also becomes More Selfish and Less Reliable in this Fire sign known for Ego and Independence. For a few days Venus breaks free from its conjunction with Mars, which shortly follows Venus into Aries. While changing signs on Wednesday, Venus passes through a Gandant area of the zodiac (borderline between a water sign and a fire sign). Venus significations are especially vulnerable on Wednesday.
New Moon on Wednesday, April 10, @ 26 deg. Pisces. This is the "Chaitra New Moon" which is traditionally used in Vedic Astrology as a sort of Astrological New Year for predicting what sorts of events can be expected for the coming 12 months. (For more on this, listen to this week's podcast posted on Monday Apr. 8). The New Moon will be simultaneous with Mercury just entering Pisces while Venus is just leaving Pisces. Mars will be within 2 degrees conjunct the New Moon. This makes for a rather Unstable Energy Pattern for the coming lunar month: two planets are weakened by changing signs, and Mars is getting too much influence. The next four weeks will likely be difficult, with implications for the next 12 months.
Mars enters Aries on Friday, April 12. The Fiery planet of Action and Fast Results will be in its own sign for the next 6 weeks, until May 22. Significations of Mars are strengthened. Mars will again be conjunct Venus, and Sun (enters Aries on Saturday April 13).  Sun is another Fiery planet, and considered Exalted in Aries. Sun + Mars is especially Forceful. Venus is Overwhelmed. Significations of Venus will suffer: Not much chance for Compromise, Financial Sector Down, Excitement Up. Note that Mercury being in Pisces doesn't help the situation: people are simultaneously Impassioned and Irrational.