Saturday, April 25, 2015

Mercury Enters Taurus, Venus Enters Gemini

Mercury enters Taurus on Monday, April 27. The planet of Rational Thinking, Reasons, and Decisions in the materialistic Earth sign of Worth & Value is not a bad thing. By changing signs, Mercury breaks away from the influence of Mars, which is good for Mercury. Mercury will be spending an extra-long time in Taurus, because it will go through a retrograde period starting May 18. Mercury will be in Taurus for nearly three months, until July 20.
Venus enters Gemini on Saturday, May 2. The planet of Creativity, the Arts, Relationship, and Social Interaction in the Dualistic sign of Ideas & Information is good for Social Engagements, Communication, etc. But for Romance, Gemini is a flirt, and not dependable.
Venus will be in Gemini for nearly the entire month of May.
Mercury and Venus form a Parivatana Yoga: Mercury is in Venus's sign Taurus, while Venus is in Mercury's sign Gemini. By being in each other's signs, the two planets are in a compelling relationship. Since they are "friends"  in Vedic Astrology, this is good. The problem comes when Mars enters Taurus, starting May 3, which will create all sorts of Upset, especially when Mercury goes through its retrograde phase starting May 18.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aries New Moon, Mercury Conjunct Mars

The New Moon is on Saturday, April 18, @ 4 deg Aries. This begins the lunar month of Vaishakha, considered good for Setting Forth and Achieving Goals. The New Moon is accompanied by Mars & Mercury, with Mars occupying its own sign Aries. Other planets, namely Venus in its own sign Taurus, and Jupiter in Cancer, its sign of exaltation, are also strong. Therefore this is an excellent month for Initiating New Projects.
Mercury is conjunct Mars on Wednesday, April 22, @ 22 deg Aries. The planet of Rational Thinking, Information, Communications, Speaking, The Media, etc., is hooked up with the planet of Aggression, Conflict, Impulse, and Destruction. The result is Aggressive Communication, Impulsive Speech, Twisting the Facts, Spin, etc. People are more Outspoken, Opinionated, and prone to Making Mistakes. This may be good for Fast Thinking, but it's not a good week for making important, carefully considered decisions.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Venus opposite Saturn, Mars Square Jupiter

Venus will be exactly Opposite Saturn on Wednesday, April 15. Planets in opposition to each other are considered to be in Mutual Aspect, i.e. influencing each other. The planet of Love & Romance being influenced by the planet of Harsh Reality can put the brakes on a budding affair. Example: USA and Cuba. But, Venus as a Natural Benefic, has a positive effect on Saturn the planet of The Established Order. Therefore, the Establishment wins, this week.
Mars will be exactly Square Jupiter on Friday, April 17. The planet of Action and Combat is set up for an inimical relationship with the planet of Beliefs and Wisdom. This is not a good combination for wisdom and truth. Example: Events in the Middle East.
Mercury is getting closer to Mars. Mercury entered Aries today, Saturday April 12, joining with Mars already transiting here. The planet of Rational Thinking with the planet of Combat is not a good combination for reasonableness. The planet of Speech & Writing combined with the planet of Haste & Impulse will surely produce some major gaffs. As the week progresses, the situation gets worse. The exact conjunction will be April 22.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Venus enters Taurus, Jupiter goes Direct, Mercury enters Aries

On Monday, April 6, Venus enters Taurus. The planet of Romance, Pleasures, Finance, and Agreement, will be in its own sign for the rest of April. This is a good thing for Venus, which has had a rough time for the last few months; Venus's significations will now prosper. While in Taurus, Venus will be opposite to Saturn. Venus as a "natural benefic" will have a good influence on Saturn, and the significations of Saturn will prosper: The Established Order, Institutions, Older People, Structure & Discipline, etc. Saturn likewise influences Venus; the planet of Realism will help to hold back some of the Excess of Venus, planet of pleasure, in Taurus, the sign of Sensual Materialism.
On Wednesday, April 8, Jupiter's retrograde period ends. The planet of Prosperity, Optimism, Opportunity, Wisdom, and Faith, goes back to normal, forward motion in the zodiac. Jupiter is still in its sign of exaltation, Cancer, until mid-July. It takes a few weeks for Jupiter to "get back up to speed," so the effects of its retrograde condition will linger on a bit longer. But in general, since both of the natural benefics in Vedic Astrology are now going to be in better condition, the world will prosper for the remainder of this month.
On Saturday, April 11, Mercury enters Aries. The planet of the Intellect, Communication, Data & Information, Business Deals, etc., will be in the proactive, forward moving, creative sign Aries for the next few weeks. Mercury will join up with Mars, already transiting in this sign. The result is Fast Thinking, Strong Ideas, with Forceful Expression. The Media will be Heated Up;  a great lead-up to the UK elections.