FOCUS ON MERCURY: COMPLEX TRANSITS AND ASPECTS THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER TRINE MERCURY AND NEPTUNE SQUARE MERCURY

After weeks of suffering in Aries, Mercury and its house rulers  (Gemini and Virgo)  have been upliftedand now Jupiter in Virgo is aspecting Mercury today on June 13th and it may be felt full on Wednesday, a day ruled by Mercury. Neptune is also in on the action with exact 90 degree aspect or square from Aquarius.

For Virgo rising, this can be a very lucky transit as Mercury is in the lucky 9th house and getting a positive aspect from the other luck planet, Jupiter.  It may increase optimism and a positive attitude, promote good goal setting, give you good business planning...

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SUN IN GEMINI/ORION CONSTELLATION: CREATIVE INTELLECTUAL PURSUIT

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN MRIGISHIRA/ORION: JUNE 8-22nd

Sun  moved into the constellation of Orion, the warrior of the winter sky on June 8th (Taurus 23.20-Gemini 6.40). Its  symbol is the deer and there were 5 in my backyard this morning staring at me this morning.  Mrigishira is formed by three faint stars at the head of the constellation of Orion. The constellation is very spiritual and promotes moksha and spiritual liberation and inspires people to study religion and philosophy.   The shakti of Mrigishira is the “power to give fulfillment” so a good time to rub your genie’s lamp and ask for a boon.

Sun is very strong in this constellation and will be prone to intellectual and spiritual exploration particularly when Sun goes into Gemini on June 15th but there is also a sense of ...

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THE ASTROLOGY OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND ITS BLOCKS: HARD WORK AND GRACE

EYE ON SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY: THE ASTROLOGY OF MOKSHA OR ENLIGHTENMENT

Many of us that are attracted to astrology are also attracted to moksha or getting off the wheel of karma and getting enlightened. My first question in 1985 to Chakrapani Ullal during my first reading was whether I would get enlightened. I have always had a fascination with it  It is a very complex question and  and there are some answers in Vedic astrology but it really requires a 3-4 hour videotape and it is something I am still researching and exploring but will touch on some of my ideas here.

One of my spiritual teachers had taught me that there are 750 lives that we go through before we get a chance for 7 spiritual lives and in the final one we may gain spiritual freedom finally...

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SATURN’S TWISTED KNOT: JOURNEY INTO THE UNCONSCIOUS

EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN RETROGRADE IN TRANSITION: JUNE 10-JULY 2ND

Saturn enters the most critical area of the zodiac on June 10th  which is between 29.12 Scorpio and 0.48 Sagittarius  which is know as Abhukta Mula, which means uneaten, not enjoyed and unused. If you were born at the end of Scorpio or the beginning of Sagittarius  it can give you an ability to not enjoy the blessings of life due to karmic circumstances but it an also propel you to gain stability and get to the core of existence.  The Gandanta is know as the karmic knot and usually it can create a deep level of suffering that propels you to find universal consciousness and spirituality.  It can bring up deep psychological or physical knots that need to be unraveled in order to find freedom...

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JUPITER STATIONARY/DIRECT JUNE 9: FULL SPEED AHEAD

EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER DIRECT

The bright spot for the week is that Jupiter now is turning direct and will continue through Virgo until September 12th when it goes into Libra.   Jupiter is very powerful in the sky when it is stationary and Donald Trump has a stationary Jupiter in his natal chart in the 2nd house in Virgo and creates great power for wealth and have to think that his victory over the news and rumors yesterday had to be connected to the strong Jupiter station near his natal Jupiter.

Jupiter has a lot to do with marketing and expansion and delays in expanding and moving forward are now lifted in business so that things will happen more now if you can get through Saturn’s weak transit through November...

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SATURN IN TRANSITION: DEALING WITH FEAR OF THE FUTURE

EYE ON THE SKY:  DEALING WITH ANXIETY

Saturn continues weak in transit and goes into the knotted area, called the gandata, on Saturday, June 10th and its conjunction with the Moon on Friday night, is bound to stir up anxiety and then every Saturn-day now until late November is going to feel a bit more unstable and frantic.    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...

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JOURNEY OF THE SOUL: KING OF THE CHART–THE ATMAKARAKA

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: ATMAKARAKA–JOURNEY OF THE SOUL

The  great sage, Maharishi Parashara, had a son called Jaimini who did commentaries on some of his father’s materials.  In those days there might have been a 2-3 hour talk and we got a sutra for it and some of the more obscure items were then later gone into more detail by his son in the Upadesa Sutras .  I have been obsessed by the richness of Jaimini astrology and its spiritual orientation and have embarked on some advanced studies with it and  find it more satisfying to study.

One of the key concepts is called the Chara Atmakaraka, the King of the chart, which is the planet with the highest number of degrees in your chart with exception of Rahu if it is the lowest number of degrees...

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IS THERE MONEY IN YOUR CHART PART 1: SECRETS OF TITHING

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  IS THERE MONEY IN YOUR CHART PART 1–TITHING

There are three or four major luck points in your chart for money that we will discuss in a series of articles including how to unlock more financial resources in your chart by donating to specific charities on specific days of the week to help lift karmic blocks.

The key to increasing prosperity in your chart is always tithing and giving back to the universe. I learned this from my Dad when I was very young. We did not have very much but he always was giving to others in need and we always had great abundance because of it.

Later in a series of articles we will discuss the luck points of the Part of Fortune, the Yogi Point and the Sri Lagna but none of that will mean much unless you give back to the universe by tithing...

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MARS INTO GEMINI/BETELGEUSE: STORMY SEAS OF EMOTIONAL TRANSFORMATION

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN ARDRA JUNE 5-26TH

Mars transits into the constellation of Ardra which is located at Gemini 6.20-20.00 on June 5th and Western astronomers connect it with the constellation of r Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion, and Sirius, the Dog star.

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.  Mars here can be rather destructive but than can reach into the turmoil with courage and wisdom to weather the storms of change if it doeS not get caught up in ambition, manipulation  and fear.  If it fails self-destruction can reign and create turmoil.

Mars in Rahu’s constellation channels the energy of Leo and Magha so blind ambition and leadership can be compr...

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THE QUALITIES OF PLANETARY ASPECTS: WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT DESIRE IN OUR LIFE

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE QUALITIES OF PLANETARY ASPECTS

There are two types of planetary aspects or glances and light that planets throw around the sky.  The one that people understand most are called Graha  Drishtri or aspects from planets to other planets or planets to signs and houses.   This article is intended to discuss the qualities of planetary aspects to help us be more specific in our understanding.

Aspects represent karma that wants to deliver and the nature of the planet aspect delivers the karma.

BENEFIC ASPECTS: JUPITER, VENUS AND MERCURY

Benefic aspects from Jupiter, Venus and a benefic Mercury  (ie Mercury connected to benefic planets OR signs)   create positive experience and malefic aspects create unhappy experiences...

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