Saturday, January 13, 2018

Venus Enters Capricorn, Mars Enters Scorpio, Capricorn New Moon

Venus enters Capricorn today, Saturday January 14. The planet of Romance and Agreement will be in the sign of Practical Realization for the next few weeks. This combination is good for Practical Unions, Realistic Agreements, etc. But, while in Capricorn Venus will combine with Ketu, one of the eclipse points. Ketu is Idealistic, which simultaneously engenders Dissatisfaction. Thus the potential of Venus in Capricorn may not be realized unless it is on a high level. The exact conjunction of Venus and Ketu is on January 29, @ 20 deg Capricorn.
Mars enters Scorpio on Tuesday, January 16. After 6 weeks in Libra, Mars changes signs this week. Mars is happy to be in its own sign, where it will be free to operate, unlike in Libra, where Mars was in a sign that blunted its energy, as well as being influenced by Jupiter. Scorpio significations such as Investigations, Forming Alliances, Achieving Goals, etc. are enhanced. But Scorpio is also the sign of Secrets; Mars is the planet of Action. Thus: Secret Actions, Conspiracies, etc. are also promoted. Mars will be in Scorpio for 6 weeks, until March 7.
The New Moon is on Tuesday, January 16, @ 2 deg Capricorn. This New Moon is closely  conjunct Venus, which just entered Capricorn. By being combined with the lunation, the influence of the planet of Romance and Agreement will be prominent during the coming lunar month. But the energy of the month will be compromised because the Full Moon, the culmination of the month's energy, will be a Total Lunar Eclipse, which happens on January 31, in Cancer.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Mercury in Sagittarius conjunct Saturn, Mars conjunct Jupiter

Mercury enters sidereal Sagittarius today, Saturday January 6. The planet of Rational Thinking is in the sign of Personal Beliefs for three weeks, until Jan 27. Mercury in Sagittarius emphasizes Ideology. Therefore don't expect much compromise on Ideas and Reasons over the next three weeks.
While in Sagittarius, Mercury combines with Saturn. Saturn is the planet of Control, Endurance, & Persistence. Therefore Mercury's Ideas and Reasoning tend to have Longevity. Saturn is also the Reality Check Planet, which with Mercury brings more Serious Thinking. The exact conjunction of Mercury and Saturn will be Friday- Saturday Jan 12 -13, @ 8 deg Sagittarius. As it happens, that is very close to the USA Vedic Astrology Chart's Ascendant Degree, indicating a high likelihood of some significant decision needing to be made. Therefore, this week will be important for developments in the US. (for more on this, see last week's video post)
Mars is exactly conjunct Jupiter today, Saturday January 6, @ 23 deg Libra. The planet of Action combines with the planet of Law, creating lots of Legal Activity. This has already been evident over the past few days, and will continue to manifest this coming week. Jupiter is also the planet of Optimism, which when combined with Mars promotes Overconfidence, resulting in Reckless Action. Mars will separate from Jupiter when it changes signs on January 16.