Saturday, August 30, 2014

Venus enters Leo, Mars enters Scorpio

Venus leaves Cancer and enters Leo on Sunday, August 31. The planet of Negotiations & Agreements will be in the sign of Leaders & Governments for the next three weeks. This looks promising for some agreements between nations to deal with ongoing crisis in the world. While in Leo, Venus will be opposite to Neptune, which is across the zodiac in Aquarius. Neptune adds an element of Idealism, but also Fantasy and Lack of Realism to the negotiations.
Mars will leave Libra and enter Scorpio on Thursday, September 4. The planet of Action is happy to be in its own sign, and finally breaking away from its enemy Saturn. Mars is Scorpio will be benefiting from the trine aspect of Jupiter, still transiting in Cancer. Thus Mars gets added confidence & encouragement for moving forward. Problem is, the energy is available for everyone, from Leaders to Terrorists. Mars will be in Scorpio until October 18. For more details, including analysis for your own chart, watch the videos on

Saturday, August 23, 2014

New Moon, Mars Conjunct Saturn, Mercury Enters Virgo

The New Moon will be on Monday, Aug 25, @ 8 deg. Leo. This marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar month Bhadrapada, named for the nakshatra that the Full Moon falls in, Poorva Bhadra, on Sept 8. This month has a nasty reputation for disasters. A few examples from past years: the 9-11 Event, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Financial Meltdown. This year the New Moon will be opposite to Neptune, and the Full Moon will conjoin with Neptune, in Aquarius. The lunar energy is tainted by the planet of Fantasy & Confusion.  This lunar month is "born" on the same day that Mars and Saturn are exactly conjunct. For all these reasons, the energy of the next four weeks is suspect; it is not considered to be a good time for beginning important new projects.
Mars and Saturn are exactly conjunct Monday, Aug 25, @ 23 deg Libra. The tension produced by combining the energy of these two antagonistic planets is at its peak. Mars + Saturn = Force +Control. The two planets have been getting closer and closer together in Libra through the past month, and will begin to separate later this coming week. Finally, on Sept 4, Mars will leave Libra, breaking up a planetary combination that has brought a lot of crisis in world events.
Mercury enters Virgo on Friday, August 29. The planet of Rational Thinking will be in its own sign Virgo for three weeks, until Sept 20. Mercury is also considered Exalted in this sign. Therefore the significations of Mercury are strengthened: more Rationality, more Reasonableness, more reliance on Facts & Data.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Venus Conjunct Jupiter, Mercury Opposite Neptune

Venus will be exactly conjunct Jupiter on Monday, August 18, @ 13 deg Cancer. Venus, the planet of Agreement, Pleasures, & Guidance, catches up to Jupiter, the planet of Increase, Wisdom, and Beliefs. Although this sounds like it would be a good combination, it has some problems. Venus still has Mars and Saturn, two major malefics, in its sign Libra. These "bad" planets are distorting the energy of Venus. Jupiter as the planet of Beliefs is strong in its sign of exaltation... but for all sides. Thus the potential for compromise and agreement is less than we would hope.
Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune on Monday, August 18. The two planets are respectively at 12 deg Leo and 12 deg Aquarius. This doesn't help the situation. Mercury is Facts, Data, & News Reports. Neptune is Fantasy, Illusion, & Deception. Rational Mercury is being contaminated by irrational Neptune. Therefore we can't trust reports of what is actually happening; even outright deception is possible. This energy pattern, which has been functioning through the past week, promotes distrust. The manifestation of Neptune vs. Mercury has been obvious in events ranging from Ukraine to Ferguson.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Full Moon "Super Moon," Mercury enters Leo

Sunday August 10th is the Full Moon, @ 23 deg Capricorn. This Full Moon will be powerful for two reasons: It is in opposition / mutual aspect with planets in Cancer (Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Sun), and it is a "Super Moon," i.e., closer to the Earth than normal, therefore appearing larger & brighter. The Full Moon is considered "Extreme Energy" in Vedic Astrology, and therefore hard to control. Not recommended for starting important new projects. Best to stick to routine actions.
Mercury enters Leo on Tuesday, August 12th. This is good for Mercury: the planet of the Rational Mind wasn't doing so well in Cancer, an emotion-based water sign. But by entering Leo, Mercury will now be opposite Neptune, the planet of Dreams & Fantasies. The influence of Neptune on Mercury is good for the imagination & creativity, but not so good for linear, rational thinking. Mercury will be exactly opposite Neptune on August 18th.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Venus Enters Cancer, Venus with Jupiter

Venus enters Cancer on Thursday, August 7.  The planet of Love in a water sign is Sentimental. Venus joins up with Mercury, Jupiter, and the Sun, already transiting in this sign. Venus with Jupiter is Love +Beliefs =Devotion to Religion. Venus is Guidance; Jupiter is Wisdom, therefore: Wise Counsel. Venus is Agreement, Jupiter is Conciliatory, therefore Negotiations & Compromise. Venus will be in Cancer through all of August.
It sounds good for ending some of the conflicts in the world. 
But there's a problem: Mars & Saturn, two major malefics, are transiting in Venus's sign Libra, and therefore transferring their destructive energy to Venus. Uranus and Ketu, also malefics, are transiting in Jupiter's sign Pisces, transferring their disruptive energy to Jupiter. Therefore, the Venus-Jupiter combination will not deliver on its promise. There will be hope, there will be diplomacy, but the conflicts will continue during the month of August. More details on Video Blog.