NEW LIGHT ON DEBILITATED PLANETS PART 2 : SATURN, MERCURY, SUN

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  FOCUS ON DEBILITATED PLANETS PART 2

When the astrologer uses the word “debilitated”, his clients often cringe. Its one of the words we need to take out of our vocabulary. It really means that we have to work 3 times as hard to get results out of that planet and that we have to go to remedial classes to learn the rules of the planet.   It does not mean that we are doomed to the dungeon.   Sometimes, debilitated planets can even be a blessing in certain ways.  I have a lot of Libra Sun friends who very devoted on their spiritual path and the humility of their particular charts is a blessing to move them forward  on their given path. As one of my clients pointed out, Einstein has a debilitated Mercury and a debilitated Moon.

Often our biggest challenge becomes are g...

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MARS IN CANCER: JULY 11-AUGUST 26–THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES ?

EYE ON THE SKY: MARS IN CANCER–NOT A TIME TO PICK A FIGHT

Mars goes into his sign of debilitation today on July 11tth and that word gets misused and misunderstood so much. Debilitated planets have to work 3 times as hard to manifest their significations and their negative qualities may come out, but they do teach us things also.

Traditionally Mars in Cancer is a problematic transit for low energy levels, lack of courage and dynamism, anger and it can create militant emotions, friction, unreliability, problems with teeth and gums, indigestion from low fire, problems with mother and other assorted problems. It is not easy transit and the combustion being too close to the Sun peaking into July 26th is not helping.

Can we find a bright side to this transit?  I think for Aries and Scorpio risin...

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THE UNSEEN HAND: DIVINE GRACE UNDER THE CHAOS

EYE ON SPIRITUAL ASTROLOGY: DIVINE GRACE AND ASTROLOGY

In Vedic astrology, Jupiter represents the Guru of the spiritual realm and Venus the Guru of the material realm.  We just completed Guru Purnima and it has me reflecting on the power of the Divine.

Both Gurus bring Divine grace to counter the malefics.  We have to keep it all in perspective.  The malefics create problems and suffering to spur us to move off of the wheel of karma and they are doing their jobs.  If we did not have problems, we would not be motivated to move toward enlightenment and get off the wheel of Karma.  Behind each challenge is a deep school to move us another notch forward on our journey to get it right this time and make better decisions.  Kind of like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day...

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WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST: JULY 8-17TH

EYE ON THE SKY: WEEKLY ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER CALENDAR (sidereal zodiac) 

Saturday, July 8th: The week starts out with the full moon in Sagittarius at 11:07 pm Central Daylight Time.  Every degree of the zodiac is packed with meaning and the full moon at 23 degrees of Sagittarius is powerful this year for the Guru Purnima celebration...

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FULL MOON JULY 8-9: GURU PURNIMA–THE FULLNESS OF HEART AND THE GURU

EYE ON ASTROLOGY:  FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS–GURU PURNIMA

The first full moon after the summer solstice is very auspicious spiritually and it occurs during the 15th lunar day which runs from Friday night at 21:01 central daylight time to 11:07 pm Central daylight time on Saturday and ends just at the beginning of midnight on the East coast at 12:06 am Eastern time on Sunday the 9th.  It is a very auspicious time to receive grace from the Guru or the Big Mind.  Wonderful time to read spiritual literature, do puja for your Guru. Good time to donate to spiritual masters and their schools and support spiritual knowledge.  Meditation and pujas done on Guru Purnima are particularly powerful.

If you do not have a Guru, it is a day to honor our teachers...

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019-20: THE SATURN/PLUTO/KETU/JUPITER CONJUNCTION

LOOKING AHEAD INTO 2019-2020: JUPITER/KETU/SATURN PLUTO CONJUNCTION

Subscribers often want me to do long-term forecasting and I have stayed away from it over the past years because our world changes so quickly and difficult problems are being solved by new technologies. At the same time, the Central Banker/ Military Industrial Complex, media whitewash continues to leave us wondering about the end game as historically the world has never built up these unstainable levels of debt that cannot end prettily without massive changes and reality checks that our leaders do not want to do. Even Trump’s 10 year balanced budget proposal is fraught with the naïve notion that we can have 3% growth over the next 10 year which has never happened.

No one is addressing the notion that the glories of Detr...

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SUMMER ASTRO-FINANCIAL OUTLOOK: VOLATILE

Applied Vedic Astrology

EYE ON THE SKY: FINANCIAL ASTROLOGY FOR THE SUMMER

Cycles are mess this summer and tiring.  For markets that means July is really going to see like the dog days of summer with grinding action due to the Mars debilitation starting on July 11th and then the total combustion into July 26th.  This can dampen risk/taking.  Mars does not get out of trouble until  mid-September when it gets past Rahu enough and then Saturn’s aspect into Oct. 11th keeps risk-taking in check.

Jupiter trining Venus from Virgo into Taurus into July 18th may keep positive energy up and the Sun is happy in Jupiter’s nakshatra until June 18th and Mars is at least connectd to Jupiter into July 15th in the constellation of Purnavasu  (Casor and Pollux, Gemini 20-Cancer 3...

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NODES ON THE EDGE: KETU AND RAHU AT 0-2 DEGREES AQUARIUS AND LEO

EYE ON THE SKY: NODES ON THE EDGE –RAHU AND KETU IN TRANSITION

The nodes are the edge of the zodiac getting ready to move into new signs.  Rahu will move into Cancer and Ketu into Capricorn on Sept. 9th using the true node system which I think is key for transits but in the mean node system it happens on August 17th. In both cases, the nodes are hanging on the edge between 0-2 degrees of Aquarius and 0-2 degrees Leo.   Rahu is particularly more vulnerable as it is in gandanta (drowning zone).  Planets do not like to be on the edge of signs as they are not sure they are coming or going and are in transition between realms.   It brings out their darker qualities...

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SUN INTO THE CONSTELLATION OF CASTOR/POLLUX: NEW CONFIDENCE COMING

EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN PUNARVASU  JULY 5-18

Sun  transited into one of my favorite constellations, Punarvasu (Gemini 20-Cancer 3.20) know by Western astronomers as Castor and Pollux.    Punarvasu means “the return of the light” and has the divine ability to bring spiritual light into darknes and it  reflects purity, satya (truth) and strong moral values.It’s shakti or power is “the ability to gain wealth or abundance”. The main deity is Aditi, the Cosmic Mother, who bestows her creative abundance on all who seek her blessings. This lunar mansion is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the great benefic.

Sun finally moves out of the suffering and teary constellation of Ardra today. In the first pada ruled by Aries (Gemini 20-23...

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WHY SOME PEOPLE THINK ASTROLOGY DOES NOT WORK: SECRETS OF DIGGING DEEPER INTO CHARTS

EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SECRETS OF TIMING PART 1

Why Some People Think Astrology Does Not Work?

I live in a community were people are involved in Vedic knowledge and most of the community has had one more readings.  Many of these people have talked to have been jaded about their readings because they not been accurate or there was a cultural difference between the person giving the reading and the client.  (Lost in Translation)  It is possible to get very specific information out of a chart that is very precise.   I often tell people that true Vedic astrology is like reading strands of DNA if you go deeply enough with it and find Western psychology and Western astrological approaches very useful for helping people reveal their patterns. I use both.

My initial background in financial astro...

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