Tuesday, September 03, 2013

New Moon in Leo, Mercury enters Virgo, Venus enters Libra

A number of celestial events happen this week:
The New Moon will be on Thursday, September 5, @ 19 deg. Leo. This begins the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada, named for the nakshatra that the Full Moon falls in on Sept. 19. This lunar month has a bad reputation: a lot of unpleasant events have occurred in the month of Bhadrapada. A short list: the Start of World War II, the 9-11 event, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Financial Meltdown.
Mercury enters Virgo on Thursday, September 5. Mercury leaves Leo, where it has been influenced by Neptune for nearly three weeks, and enters its own sign Virgo. The significations of Mercury improve: Better Communications, Reasonable Discussions, Clearer Thinking. But, not all is well: while in Virgo, Mercury will be opposed by Uranus, which is transiting on the other side of the Heavens in Pisces.
The planet of the Rational Mind will be influenced by the planet of Rebellion and Radicals. This results in Extreme Ideas.
Venus enters Libra, also on Thursday, September 5. Venus leaves its sign of debilitation, Virgo, and enters its own sign, Libra. Ordinarily this would mean that the significations of Venus (Harmony, Agreement, Sociability, etc.) would improve. But unfortunately, Venus is not alone in Libra: two of the main malefics, Saturn and Rahu, are already in this sign. Additionally a third malefic, Mars, is sending its inimical square aspect to Libra and the planets therein. So Venus, although normally favorable in its own sign, will be influenced by negative energy, which will bring out the lower side of Venus: Selfishness, Vanity, Indulgence, etc. The significations of Venus, such as coming to agreement, will also suffer.
Mars Square Saturn: This aspect has been forming over the past two weeks, and becomes exact this coming weekend. Mars throws its energy full-force 4 signs ahead from its position in Cancer to the sign Libra, where Saturn is transiting. Saturn throws its energy full-force 10 signs ahead to Cancer where Mars is transiting. The two planets are thus in Mutual Aspect. It is a difficult combination, compounded by the fact that Mars will simultaneously be at the mid-point of the Rahu-Ketu axis. The energy pattern creates a lot of Tension, Frustration, Anger, etc. and has potential for Dramatic, even Violent Events. More discussion on this is available on our new video blog: www.astrologynewsreport.com 
Announcement: The Sept-Oct edition of the Vedic Astrology Newsletter is now available.


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