ASTROLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY: SEEING BEYOND MAYA TO OUR DIVINITY

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: FOSTERING INSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE

Jyotish means light and it is shining light on people’s hidden patterns and revealing them so that they can take responsibility for changing them through new action and choices and awareness. It should also reveal the play of the puppet stings tugging at our emotions and our psychology so that we realize that the planets are hard at work spinning webs of illusion when there may not really be anything there. It is the craziness and blocks of our thoughts and self-doubt that so often causes so many of our problems.

People think that mantras and vedic ceremonies are magic bullets but that is not totally the case...

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SUN AND MERCURY INTO GEMINI/BETELGEUSE: STORMS OF EMOTIONS

Sun and Mercury  transition the constellation of Ardra which is located at Gemini 6.20-20.00 on June 22th and Western astronomers connect it with the constellation of  Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion, and Sirius, the Dog star.  The Sun stays in a constellation 13 days and will be there until July 5th and Mercury has a short stay there into June 28th. 

Ardra is one of the more difficult constellations in the zodiac that creates  clarity and emotional cleansing that occurs after the storms of the soul recede.  The Sun is a bit unsettled here and connected to Rahu either picks up strong ambition or has strong urges for power or becomes unhappy as everyone else’s life seems better...

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WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST: JUNE 20-28TH–EMOTIONAL GRUNGE ALERT

EYE IN THE SKY: WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER  FORECAST JUNE 20-28TH

At the beginning of the year, we had noted that the last few weeks of June would be rather challenging  we are feeling it and it is going to take a lot of slowing down, patience and discipline to get through it.  People sometimes criticize me for brining out negative-and that is not always the case– but I am just the weatherman.  If it is going to rain with high winds, I am not going to pretend we have sunny wonderful days for picnics ahead.  In the end, challenging astrology forces us to make difficult decisions, big changes in our life and to grow in new ways...

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SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21ST BUSY/BUZZY MIND

EYE ON THE SKY:  SUN CONJUCT MERCURY

Sun is conjunct Mercury on Wednesday, June 21st at 9:14 am CDT.   Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and usually can handle the sun’ rays best but within 3 degrees it gets a bit nervous and things can seem detailed and complicated and the mind seems busy and buzzy and there are too many thoughts running through the mind.  Saturn 180 degree aspect to Mercury is compounding the situation allowing detailed work and focus but still a lot of craziness in the brain. .

Virgo and Gemini rising may experience the intensity  most but when Mercury is within 40 minutes of the Sun, it is cazemi and it absorbs the sun’s brilliance and divinity and creates super-star energy...

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DEALING WITH ANXIETY, SATURN AND FEAR OF THE FUTURE

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN TRANSITION

Saturn is still weak in transit until July 2nd but is real not out of a vulnerable place until Thanksgiving.   We are going to have master fear of the future or be miserable all year. The mind cannot have an emotion on an abstract level so it attaches to something in the environment and the pulse is on fear of the future because of Trump. I tell you, if Trump had not been elected, the fear would attach to something else.

Most of the things we fear never happen and its that 1% surprise element that knocks us out of the park.  Fear is a survival mechanism to keep us out of danger. If we stick our hand into the fire when we are small, we learn not to do it again but then maybe we are inordinately afraid of fire our entire life...

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SATURN IN SCORPIO JUNE 20-OCT 26TH: DRAINING THE SWAMP

RETROGRADE REFLECTIONS ON SATURN IN SCORPIO:  ONE MORE CHANCE TO TRANSFORM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL: JUNE 20-OCT 26th.

With Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio, we have to reflect on our experiences from 2016 when Saturn was transiting from 20-30 degrees.  Saturn shows its impact more in the last 10 degrees of any sign and that is why the retrograde transit into Scorpio is more likely to activate its intensity at Scorpio 27-30 than in the early degrees of Sagittarius.. We have written numerous articles on Saturn in the last 3 degrees of Scorpio,  but wanted to go back into the meaning of Saturn in the Scorpio, the natural 8th house and how we can combat its influences.

Stress and fear  increase when Saturn is in Scorpio as there is a natural tendency to connect with the 8th house swam...

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SATURN IN SCORPIO: LAST CHANCE TO TRANSFORM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL

RETROGRADE REFLECTIONS ON SATURN IN SCORPIO:  ONE MORE CHANCE TO TRANSFORM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL: JUNE 20-OCT 26th.

With Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio, we have to reflect on our experiences from 2016 when Saturn was transiting from 20-30 degrees.  Saturn shows its impact more in the last 10 degrees of any sign and that is why the retrograde transit into Scorpio is more likely to activate its intensity at Scorpio 27-30 than in the early degrees of Sagittarius.. We have written numerous articles on Saturn in the last 3 degrees of Scorpio,  but wanted to go back into the meaning of Saturn in the Scorpio, the natural 8th house and how we can combat its influences.

Stress and fear  increase when Saturn is in Scorpio as there is a natural tendency to connect with the 8th house swam...

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NEPTUNE STATIONARY/RETROGRADE: JUNE 16-NOV 22ND: RETROGRADING NOW INTO TRUTH AND OUT OF DECEPTION

EYE ON THE SKY: NEPTUNE RETROGRADE

Neptune turned retrograde on June 16th and stays there until late November.  Retrograde Neptune increases psychic energy. As Lynn Koiner notes: “Similar to the natal retrograde Neptune, the transiting retrograde causes sensitivity and receptivity to be much more acute. Due to this heightened receptivity, we are allowed to see far more than is possible when Neptune is direct. This is possibly a result of augmented intuitive or inner vision that bestows a different and more insightful perspective on matters.”

While the outer planets are not a traditional part of Vedic astrology, I find them important for understanding collective behavior and if they impact sensitive points in your chart within 2 degrees by transit or in your natal chart, they can be rather...

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SATURN RETROGRADE INTO SCORPIO AND JYESTHA: June 20-OCT. 26: SUMMER ANXIETY RERUNS

EYE ON THE SKY:  SATURN RETROGRADE INTO THE GANDATA OF SCORPIO INTO JULY 2ND AND THIS SUMMER

With Saturn opposing the Sun today and anxiety and high blood pressure running high today, it seemed that it was time to talk again about Saturn in transition.  Saturn, representing hard work, responsibility, old age, enlightenment through  isolation, adversity (and prosperity)  will be transiting into the end of Scorpio retrograde from June 20-July 2nd in a very intense area of the zodiac called the gandanta or knotted area where problems seem difficult to untangle in a big knot.  Western astrologers call that area  the stinger’s tail of Antares in Scorpio at 29.14-30...

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CHALLENGES OF THE 12TH HOUSE: MOVING BEYOND ADDICTION AND DISTRACTION

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: MYSTERIES OF THE 12TH HOUSE

Astrologers tend to superficially lump 12th house challenges into losses and expenditures and foreign places but it is much richer.   The 12th house is deeply valued in the Vedic tradition because it brings in the deep subconscious realm and the rich spiritual realm of the void that leads to enlightenment if we can grasp its ineffable mysteries. Great things can happen if we are willing to unlock its mysteries.   Some of the additional 12th house significations include:

Loss on the material level leads to merging with the infinite for Moksha.

Loss of individual identity to gain freedom.

House of clairvoyance, intuition, dreams.

Sleep and dreams—subtle mind is active.

Powers developed from isolation and meditation

Blind spots and hidden en...

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