HIDDEN PLANETARY SUPPORT AND INTERFERENCE IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF ARGALA: FINDING EASY WAYS TO UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET HIDDEN INTERFERENCES AND SUPPORTIVE FACTORS  IN CHARTS

Argala, which is connected to hidden support or interference  is a very important concept in Vedic astrology discussed by Maharishi Parashara and in more detail by his son Jaimini and has a very important influence on peoples charts and planetary cycles which is often overlooked. It is simpler than it first appears and one has to get over all the difficult Sanskrit terms quickly and get the basic concepts down and then it is easy.

Argala means bolt or interference and is a deep karmic influence in a chart and is easily overlooked because it involves planetary combinations or house axis es  that we do not look at...

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DEALING WITH SATURDAYS/SATURN AND FATIGUE and STAYING ON TOP OF HEALTH

EYE ON THE SKY: DEALING WITH SATURN FATIGUE AND HEALTH ISSUES

As we approach the  Mars/Sun conjuction, Mars which governs our adrenals, is a bit weak and wanting to rest and meditation is a good remedy.  The new moon in Pushya nakshatra for Sunday 7/23 (Cancer 3.20-16.39), energy is rather low. As my colleague at 4Harmony points out: “New Moon decreases our water element, and thus the activity of our mind and emotions as well, which makes it a perfect day for meditation. Our mind is naturally far much calmer on the day of New Moon.

Saturn’s weakness from being at the end of Scorpio on Saturday/Sunday is creating a lot of fatigue and may tax the  tax the immune system so take your immune boosting supplements like Colostrum or Echinechia to stay well.   Keep it slow to quiet Saturn...

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MOVING TOWARD BIG CHANGES: LATE SUMMER PREVIEW

EYE ON THE SKY:  DEALING WITH BIG CHANGES

While July has been smooth with Venus in Taurus until July 26th  and Jupiter exalted in the D-9 chart til August 4th, the winds of change are coming. Venus will still be happy in a friend’s sign of Gemini and promote creative writing and artistic expression July 26-August 20th.  Still August/September/October seem to be the more difficult months of they year and will push us to make big changes in our life.

We noted in an earlier article that the nodes are changing signs in the true node system by Sept. 10th and then earlier in the mean node system in late August and that being at the end of the signs is stirring up the winds of change around relationship because of the signs and constellations involved...

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FIRE ENERGY AND MOVING TOWARD TOTAL MARS COMBUSTION: SUN CONJUNCT MARS INTO JULY 26TH

EYE ON THE SKY:  MARS WITH A SPIRITUAL FIRE

Mars is in a tight conjunction with the Sun within two degrees until the end of the month with an exact conjunction into July 26th.  Fighting energy is strong and you will stand up against anyone and not give way.  This can be a problem at work if you are not the boss.  The aspect can give great physical energy and can allow you to work hard and have high energy but you have to avoid being reckless in order to avoid accidents or injuries.

I learn a lot from my Western astrological friends. While combustion is one of the most damaging things for a planet in Vedic astrology,   it turns out total combustion within the last degree is a blessing.  So July 25-27th, Mars will actually be very strong.

The exact conjunction of the Sun with Mars on ...

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MERCURY IN TRANSITION: Cancer 26.40-Leo 3.20 and Conjunct Rahu

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: Mercury in Transition

Mercury enters the gandanta or drowning area between the water and fire signs between 26.40 Cancer and 3.20 Leo,  July 19-23rd and then becomes conjunct Rahu on July 21st.   The end of the constellation Ashlesha is a place were people need to encounter their karmic past and unravel difficult knots and problems from past lives. Mercury is debilitated at the end of Cancer so it cannot use its intellectual superiority to unravel the past and most find solace in spiritual faith which  it does not do well with.   Geminis and Virgos are likely experience deep emotional and troubling psychological turmoil on Wednesday and Thursday but it will get a bit better as it moves into Friday and Saturday...

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MARS IN CANCER/PUSHYA NAKSHATRA: SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT FOR MARS

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN PUSHYA : JULY 17-AUGUST 6

Its Tuesday and a day ruled by Mars the warrior and protector.  Mars moved into the constellation of  Pushya (Cancer 3.21-16.39) on Monday and stays there until August 6th.  For Western astronomers, Pushya is formed by North and South Aselli, the two donkeys, which reflect the manger and the birth of the Christ child which occurs under the spiritual energy of this benefic lunar mansion. Pushya is considered to be the most auspicious of the twenty-seven lunar mansions. The symbols for this asterism are a lotus, circle, arrow and the udder of the sacred cow.  The ruling planet is Shani, or Saturn, which grounds the energy of this powerful nakshatra. The chief deity is Brahaspati, the High Priest of the Gods...

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SECRETS OF RETROGRADE PLANETS: QUIRKY, ODDBALLS AND SOMETIMES BETTER

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF RETROGRADE PLANETS

I frequently get questions about retrograde planets and they are often misunderstood because everyone always thinks of Mercury retrograde as being universally bad and that is not true for everyone. It is thought if the retrograde planet is the owner of the chart that it become stronger for the person but makes them more inward. The houses, nakshatras and signs that the retrograde happens in the natal chart are key and then in transit if it is in the natal chart, it gets triggered in transit.

Some general things you can say about retrogrades:

The planet’s energy may reverse pulling the energy back into the sign that it is retrograding into.

There are more medical problems from retrograde planets in Ayurveda.

The flow of the planet’s normal...

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MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY: WHAT DIFFERENT CHARTS AND ROTATING CHARTS REVEAL

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: MULTIDEMENSIONS IN VEDIC ASTROLOGY

I find that people get too identified too much  with their natal chart as if they were a line on  stone and if they are Scorpio rising in their birth chart than they can talk about themselves only in that way. In reality we are more of a multi-dimensional holograms and there are many charts that we have to look at during different times to get a full picture of who we are.  The rising sign of the Navamsha, the moon’s ascendant, the complex web of nadi nakshatras relationships, the karmakamsha charts that Jaimini teaches us and the rotated dasha lord chart are so important.

Its like a multi dimensional home across the street: from the front door, it may have a beautiful garden and be kept up but when you go to the back, you may see p...

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VENUS IN LOVE: JUPITER TRINE TO VENUS IN TAURUS PEAKS JULY 18TH

EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER TRINE VENUS FROM FROM VIRGO TO TAURUS

Its Friday, ruled by Venus and Venus is very strong in the sky today in Taurus and in the constellation of Rohini and in its own sign in the D-9 chart and receiving a strong aspect by Jupiter.  If you are Taurus or Libra rising or have a strong Venus in your chart, its a good time for feeling expansive, refined, pleasant, comfortable, kind, generous, artistic, strong in relationship skills. Taurus brings the blessings of Krishna and Shiva and is one of the more material signs of abundance  and Jupiter’s aspect on it makes Venus very positive. This transit impels us to consume, possess or indulge and we have to watch our stubbornness.

Venus and Jupiter are enemies so the drawback is that you have to watch sensual indulgence so ...

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MERCURY IN CANCER/ASHLEHA: JULY 13-22ND: WALKING THE RAZOR’S EDGE

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  Mercury in Ashlesha (Cancer 16.40-29.59)/Hydrae July 12-July 20th

Mercury moved into its own constellation in Cancer yesterday and it is a darker one, Ashlesha.  The symbol for this intense nakshatra is the coiled serpent at the base of the spine, reflecting the potent kundalini energy that resides here. Ashlesha means the tangled one  and denotes the challenges of our addictions.  The main deities are the Nagas, the Serpent Kings. The shakti revealed here is the “power to inflict poisonous venom”. Great mystical talents and enlightenment can be experienced if the primordial energy of this lunar asterism is harnessed.

Serpents have two connotation being connected to poison and spirituality  When the constellation is operating strongly, it can bring deep mystical...

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