Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mercury Enters Aquarius, Mars Squares Mercury

Mercury Enters Aquarius on Tuesday, March 1. The planet of Rational Thinking in a sign that likes acquiring and holding knowledge is a good match. Mercury is the planet of Communication and Consensus; Aquarius is the sign of the Humanitarian and Group Actions. Mercury in Aquarius encourages finding agreement to benefit society.
But... there's a problem:
Mars is now in the early degrees of Scorpio. From this position, Mars sends a full force, harmful Square aspect 90 degrees ahead in the zodiac. Mercury now enters this zone, and comes under the influence of Mars.
Mars Squares Mercury this week, causing distortion to Mercury's significations. Rational Thinking is influenced by the planet of Force & Violence, leading to Controversy and Argument. Mars distorts the planet of Data & Information, creating Disinformation, and even outright lies. The energy gets more intense towards the end of the week: the exact square of Mars on Mercury will be March 4.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Full Moon in Leo

There are no changes in the planets' positions this week.
Mars is now in Scorpio, and in a relationship with Saturn which will last many months (see previous post).
The Full Moon is in Leo, @ 9 deg, on Monday, February 22. This is the culmination of the energies of the Hindu lunar month Makkha, named for Magha, the nakshatra of the Full Moon. Both Leo and Magha have strong connections with Authority. Therefore, it's a good month for dealing with the Authorities, Government, your Boss, etc.
Jupiter is still Retrograde, and conjunct Rahu, in the late degrees of Leo. Jupiter is the planet of Beliefs. Rahu is a Fanatic. Leo is the sign of Leaders and Government. The fanatical beliefs of the Presidential Campaign continue on full display. Jupiter is also Judgment and Judges. Jupiter's retrograde condition causes Delay in Judgment. Rahu is an eclipse point and represents Confusion. The Supreme Court situation will continue to cause problems for many more weeks.
Mercury and Venus continue transiting in Capricorn this month. Mercury is the planet of making Decisions and therefore Voting; Venus is the planet of Value. Capricorn is the sign of Practical Realization. Therefore, people vote depending on their practical self-interest.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mars Enters Scorpio

There are no changes in the zodiac this week, until next Saturday.
On Saturday, February 20, Mars enters Scorpio. This is a significant development, because Mars will join up with Saturn, which is already transiting in Scorpio since November 2014. Further, due to going through a retrograde period, Mars will be in Scorpio with Saturn for 7 months, until mid-September. The combination of two of the prime "natural malefics" in one sector of the zodiac for an extended period of time constitutes a notable energy pattern that will define 2016.
Mars is Action and Aggression; Saturn is Focused and Persistent. Scorpio is a sign fascinated by Power and strongly Motivated by Desires. Mars + Saturn in Scorpio manifests as Focused, Determined Action: Purposeful, Uncompromising, and Unscrupulous. Over the coming months there is a high potential for significant events containing an element of Force and Violence. The rule in Vedic Astrology is that natural malefics, when retrograde, produce even more malefic results. Mars will be retrograde from April 17 until June 30. During that time Saturn will be retrograde as well. Therefore, April through June will be an especially bad period. The house in your personal chart containing the sign Scorpio should be carefully monitored for adverse events.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Capricorn New Moon, Mercury & Venus enter Capricorn

The New Moon is on Monday, February 8, @ 25 deg Capricorn. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar Month of Makkah, named for Magha, the nakshatra (lunar sign) of the Full Moon, which will be on February 22nd. Magha is associated with Ancestors, Authority figures and Patronage, so this is a good month for dealing with the Government, or for Ceremonies, Promotions, Worship of Ancestors, etc.
This New Moon also marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which is the year of the Fire Monkey. Monkey years are marked by Fast-moving Events.
Mercury enters Capricorn on Monday, February 8. The planet of Rational Thinking, Data and Communications, will be in the sign of Responsibility and Practical Results for the next three weeks, until March 1. Mercury in Capricorn promotes Sober Thinking.
Venus enters Capricorn on Friday, February 12. The planet of Romance, Compromise, Agreement, Finance, etc. will be in the sign of Duty & Obligations until March 7. Venus is Capricorn indicates the Responsibilities of Love, and Responsibility in Finance.