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Astrological Report for 2019 … part 1 …

March 6th 2019

Jyotish, the Science of Light, Vedic Astrology

General Astrological Weather Report for the rest of this year.

The Saturn, Ketu, Pluto conjunction.

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Hold on to your hat, this year, from March onward, we see some difficult conjunctions of opposing forces. Transformation and Revolution are on the cards.

Some of us, depending on planetary positions in our birth chart and individual planetary time periods, may be breezing through this coming time, but most of us will be affected psychologically and/or by outward circumstances.

Be patient, stay cool and in the here & now.

The Nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu are about to move sign, into Gemini and Sagittarius respectively. Ketu will travel the sky with Saturn and Pluto for the rest of 2019, which will make for very unexpected situations, past karmic resolutions, tension, hard work and dissatisfaction. Eventually this must lead to revolution and transformation, due to this a lot of the time this year we will have the feeling that we really don’t know what’s going on.

To get a flavour of these conjunctions, think of the chaos of Brexit or the Yellow Vest movement as a little fore runner of events to come.

For all of us, some ingrained habit or some structure we have built for ourselves will be highlighted by dissatisfaction. We will realize that falling back on some of our long familiar patterns or situations does not make us happy or fulfilled. In fact, maintaining these habits will become crucially painful. This painful process is necessary to force the breakdown of the old and outdated, within ourselves and for the world in general. Usually there is no need for change when everything is feeling groovy. But this year will be the game changer.

Change however will be near impossible and not voluntary with Saturn the planet of boundaries and structure involved. Saturn is much better at suffering than at letting go, thus opposing change, stoically bearing the pain and discomfort until the bitter end.

Yeah. Ouch.

Ketu represents our deeds from the past, the things we are familiar with, the safe patterns we fall back on, it even represents past lives. Saturn is the planet of karma and stark reality.  Now we will have to face the reality we have created for ourselves, the result of our past actions. We will realize that we will have to set a new pattern if we are unhappy in certain areas of out lives. A combination of these two planets may bring back people or issues from the past that we are not finished with. Pluto will bring sudden dissolution and transformation. Depending on our individual birth chart we will be confronted with, for example: past lovers, past non-payment of tax, long neglect of home or car maintenance, old enemies we haven’t dealt with properly, old family matters, people from past lives, out-dated ideas and beliefs about ourselves, or long standing wrong habits that may now result in ill health.

Check in what areas in your life you are beginning to feel really uncomfortable, eventually you will be forced to transform these things. This year will initiate the breakdown of the old, resulting in a period of dissatisfaction and uncertainty until a new paradigm will become manifest.

In general, because the conjunctions take place in the sign of Sagittarius, we will see an “en masse” breakdown of religious institutions and a huge realization of dissatisfaction with (moral) authority figures and structures world wide, gurus, judges, institutions and governments included.

This will include a possible change in our own beliefs systems and moral attitudes.

Religious desperadoes trying to hold on, resisting change, may resort to fanaticism and terrorism. Governments authorities counteracting the trend of dissatisfaction may instigate draconian laws.

If we fine tune to Nakshatra level, we find that these planetary conjunctions take place in the Nakshatra of Poorvashada. Poorvashada is ruled by the Apah, Deity of flowing water. Because of this we may see flooding and particularly bursting dams, as the indication is that structures (Saturn) will disintegrate (Ketu), resulting in sudden disaster (Pluto). Saturn the planet of karma will then demand compensation for the resulting damage to life and property.

With Ketu we may see sudden fires too.

Any old and unresolved enmity between nations may flare up, as Poorvashada is the Nakshatra that declares war. For example look at India and Pakistan, who are right now getting very worked up at each other.

Using the energy of Poorvashada to our advantage, we may “declare war” on our own old nasty habits, thus transforming our lives for the better in the long run. As within, so without, as the saying goes. If we want to see change in the world, we need to do the inner work as well. This Nakshatra is very optimistic by nature and good at enjoying the here and now, so lets try to tune into those qualities. As the outcome of the revolution will not become apparent this year, amid the uncertainties we may as well focus on the moment.

These conjunctions in Sagittarius, the sign of inner wisdom and truth, will ensure that meditation and higher learning will serve us well during this time. The spiritual aspects of the Ketu/Saturn combination can give us the determination to set a regular spiritual practice of meditation and contemplation.

Om Namah Shivay & Enjoy.

 

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Be Well.   Best Wishes.

Greetings from New Zealand,     … Madhuri …

next episode:  Rahu in Gemini. Outrageous Communication.

read the next episode here: https://1008vedicastrology.com/2019/03/20/408/

June 2020 ~Astro Report~


Happy Solstice
Welcome to another wild ride for the month of June

First of all we must rejoice because the Kala Sarpa Yoga was broken by Mercury at the end of last month, freeing us from the karmic bondage that we experienced when all planets were hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu.

Furthermore, Rahu has moved from Ardra Nakshatra to Mrigashira, a much gentler energy to deal with. Again, this is a breakout for the Nodes of the Moon from the most difficult Ardra/Moola axis.

So now, hooray, this month starts a new chapter for the most karmic of planetary influences.

However, unfortunately we are not eagerly going forward and walk into the sunset to live happily ever after just yet, because four planets are retrograde at the start of the month with a fifth, Mercury, joining the retrograde brigade on the 17th. It’s time to make sense and take stock of what happened.

Saturn retrograde, the planet of work and limitations, is most likely making us go back to work, but with some restrictions in place. Hopefully we will also see a rethinking of certain restrictions on borders, perhaps an opening of travel and parcel post etc. Saturn works slow and cautious so don’t expect too much freedom straight away.

Jupiter Retrograde is still under heavy influence of restricting Saturn and in a debilitated position, so the planet of growth and optimism is not going to function according to its usual inclinations, nor is it going to grant us its beneficial blessings. To make matters worse, it is moving back to a tight conjunction with Pluto retrograde, this will eventually transform all that Jupiter stands for, such as religion, or religious leaders and institutions, universities, judicial and financial systems. Of course for transformation to occur we will have to experience complete chaos and destruction before we see a new paradigm emerge in these areas. This process will take time and we are in the middle of upheaval and uncertainty now.

Jupiter will retrograde back from Capricorn to Sagittarius on the 30th this month for a bit of respite. More on this next month.

Our beautiful Venus has been travelling the sky quite independently all year. 4 RohiniDue to Venus not being directly involved, most of us have been able to experience happiness and comfort despite all the difficulties imposed on us by all the other transits. In the first week of June Venus will be combust by the light of the Sun and will make the transition from being the Evening Star to Morning Star, and besides this, she will be retrograde all month. Venus indications such as our sense of love and beauty and comfort will be temporarily interrupted. We may feel a lack of money and experience some trouble or doubt in love relationships. Relationships from the past may be highlighted due to Venus retrograde. She goes direct on the 25th.

As thwarted Venus is in the Stars of Rohini, which indicate the exchange of cultural programs, it is now blatantly obvious that concerts, workshops, lectures and other such planned events are likely to be cancelled or reviewed. The transportation of food crops is also under Rohini’s domain, it was hampered in a big way and will be reviewed too.

On the 18th of June, Mars, the planet of action, moves from the sign of Aquarius to n26 UttarabhadrapadaPisces. Before that date, while Mars is in Aquarius, we may expect rebellion and mass social disobedience or uprising. After that, with Mars in Pisces, we can tap into the “Spiritual Warrior” energy, but it will still be very unsettled until the 24th when the planet moves to Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra. From then on, for about 3 weeks, we have the opportunity to use the raw energy of Mars in combination with the qualities of a true Peaceful Spiritual Warrior star. While Mars is travelling through this Nakshatra we are advised to bring our attention inward to improve ourselves, meditate, find true virtue, wisdom and inner peace, while showing compassion, empathy and benevolence to our fellow beings in the outer world. Humanitarian action is favoured by these stars too.

June is by no means an easy month. We will have a partial Lunar Eclipse and a Full (annular) Solar Eclipse.

During the Full Moon (5th June) there will be a partial Lunar Eclipse. It will take place in 18 JyesthaScorpio, in the Nakshatra of Jyestha, also known as “the Chief Star”. We will have to find our inner “hero” and learn to come to terms with our own independent authority on a deep level, as opposed to authority imposed on us externally by others. Be ready and prepared to enhance your own sovereignty and autonomy. This eclipse scenario is complex but extremely important considering the times we live in.  It will take too long to go into it fully. A report on this Eclipse will follow shortly.

 

 

 

The Solar Eclipse will take place on the 21st n5 Mrigashirawhen the Sun is at its full strength at mid-summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and at its lowest strength in the Southern parts during mid-winter. It’s a huge happening for the Sun to be darkened while at its highest brightness. The Full Eclipse takes place in the sign of Gemini and in the Nakshatra of Mrigashira, a gentle and peaceful star, but before the eclipse is over, the Moon has already moved into Ardra, the star of efforts, transformation, tears and sorrows, while the Sun will follow just a few hours after. In any case, it looks like we are avoiding the worst case scenario by the skin of our teeth. In astrological terms this eclipse is a huge event for the world and for all of us individually.

Jupiter will be conjunct Pluto, the ultimate transformer, during this time.

To get into all the complexities, I will have to write a separate article on this eclipse closer to the date. Meanwhile be prepared, stay alert.

We live in crazy and eventful times.

Be Happy, Stay Healthy, Be Strong!

 

Best Wishes and Greetings from Ireland.

 ~Madhuri~

 

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May 2020 ~Astro Report~

I have been so reluctant to write my findings for the month of May, because this is certainly not a “feel good” month. Hence this article is rather late.

 The month starts off with the Jupiter/Saturn/Mars conjunction still in effect.

The planet Mars is in its degree of exaltation and hopefully it is behaving in the best possible way. It has also moved little distance from stern and restricting Saturn. On the world stage we can hope that Mars, who signifies the police and army, doctors and medical personal, works with dignity now because of its beautiful placement in the23 Dhanishta Nakshatra of Dhanishta.

The difficulties and frustrations during the last two months have been severe when Saturn/Mars were in a tighter conjunction.

After the 4th or 5th of May Mars moves out of the quarantine control zone held by Saturn. We can breathe a small sigh of relief, but since Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn the restrictions won’t be over just yet.  …Can we have some music and dancing please?…

Jupiter, the planet of expansion, optimism and fortune has been in the grip of limiting Saturn too.

For worldly affairs Jupiter rules travel, religious institution (churches, temples, mosques) and the economy. Due to the strong influence of Saturn, who gives hard work, poverty and deprivation, these Jupiter indications have been completely thrashed.

By mid month Jupiter and Saturn will both go retrograde together, thus we can expect a review of the effects of the world wide lockdown.

On a personal level, we will take stock of what just happened, before we can resolve how we go forward from here.

On the 13th this month Venus will also go retrograde. She will ask us to review what we really need to feel secure and comfortable. What possessions, how much money do we want or need? How much do we value our family, or our lovers?

All month in the Nakshatra of Mrigashira, Venus will behave soft and tender, gentle andn5 Mrigashira peaceful. Under her influence we will truly want to search for what it is that brings us fulfilment. The stars of Mrigashira give us incredible perception and alertness, almost like a sixth sense. With Venus here we may feel a telepathic or extra-sensory bond with our loved ones.

 

 

From 21st to 28th Mercury joins Venus. These are particularly favourable days to explore all the above, as Mercury will enhance the innate curiosity of Mrigashira Nakshatra.

 

The Full Moon will fall in the Nakshatra of Vishakha on the 7th this month.

Known as the Star of Purpose, this Nakshatra gives great ambition and persistence in pursuing a particular goal. So this is a good time to consider what we want to achieve and how to go about it. Under this influence we might become so obsessed with reaching what we aim for that we can disregard the needs of those around us. Let’s not forget there are other people in our lives.

Vishaka is also known as “two branched”, meaning that we can have doubts about whether we pursued the right goal. “What if I had done this other thing instead?” On the world stage we will see a review of the situation and perhaps a change of track.

 

 The New Moon, the start of a monthly cycle will take place on the 22nd in the (sidereal) sign of Taurus.  On this day, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury and Venus are all together in Taurus. The emphasis will be on security and on gathering the materials we need for a comfortable life. For each individual what makes us feel secure will depend on which house Taurus represent in the birth chart. 8th House Taurus will want psychic connections and arcane knowledge. 2nd House Taurus needs money and family. 12th House Taurus wants some alone time to feel secure.

With 4 Grahas in this sign, this issue will be greatly highlighted. This is a powerful Moon.

The Stars of Krittika, where the New Moon falls, are the beautiful Pleiades. Have a look in the sky, just before or after the New Moon, it surely is a lovely sight to see a sliver of a Moon near the Pleiades

These stars in Vedic astrology indicate purification and independence. It gives us the ability to cut out or burn all useless things, thoughts, people, ideas that we needlessly carry around. It can bring a very hot, forceful and explosive energy. With Venus retrograde we will review what has gone before and adjust as necessary.

While you are purifying your life, please remember to be kind to others!

The Sun will be extra-ordinarily strong in the hot Nakshatra of Krittika from the 10th3. Krittika until the 25th this month. People or authority figures may want to show their power. Let’s all stay cool in the ego department. Drink lots of water. Don’t get sunburned.

Never the less, it’s a wonderful energy for purification, particularly by fire rituals.

(Sun in Krittika     10th – 25th May,   Moves from Aries to Taurus on 14th)

 

 

Kala Sarpa Yoga, all planets being caught in between Rahu and Ketu, is still  in operation nearly the whole month of May.

Times of Kala Sarpa are usually times when Karma plays out. By being forced to purify the Karma from the past, or in other terms: to live through the results of our past actions, we will eventually shape a new future.

 With 4 planets going retrograde (if we include Pluto) and the Kala Sarpa Yoga in place, we can safely conclude that we are not going to make any progress this month. There will be a particularly heavy feeling on many levels in the 2nd week this month.

On the 23rd, Mercury will break out of the Kala Sarpa Yoga. I expect we will be let out to play and meet our friends. Conjunct Rahu, we will go quite over the top on the communication front. Crazy and illusionary articles and videos will circulate on the internet and social media.

 

 

Rejoice. Although difficult ~These are Powerful Times~

 

Best Wishes, and Greetings from Ireland

Madhuri

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New Moon, April 2020

Hi folks,

This New Moon is very interesting.

About 4 am UT on the 23rd Sun and Moon will come together in the Stars of Ashwini.

Ashwini Nakshatra, known as the star of Transport, falls in the first part of Aries.

It deals with fast healing, physicians, youthfulness, courage and transport.
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The Sun is in exaltation by degree at the time, which means it will be able to work at its best.

As our mighty Sun stands for vitality, we may feel good, really good, powerful, optimistic and healthy. It also represents authority, status and power and the government of course.

This new cycle (as is every New Moon) will herald discussions about opening up and lifting restrictions on transport, I expect.

Unfortunately, the planet Mars, the ruler of Aries, is still heavily under the influence of Saturn who puts all these restrictions in place, so don’t get too excited just yet.

As we have it, Mars is also in its place of exaltation and might enjoy deploying the police and army to enforce the restrictions, but there will be a feeling of progress at least.

Mars will move into Aquarius on the 4th of May. Some ease of restrictions may be expected after that date.

Again, don’t be jubilant to quickly, as according to Vedic astrology the sign of Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn who likes to delay and limit.

But hey, we are slowly making progress.

We also still have the Kala Sarpa Yoga in effect. All planets are bound by Rahu and Ketu who are responsible for the Covid 19 outbreak in the first place.

The Nakshatra of Ashwini is ruled by Ketu and thus at the moment of the New Moon, Ketu the graha of isolation and alienation, will be activated.

However, we can use Ketu for spiritual pursuits and enlightenment and also for delving into our intuition and past karma. And with Ashiwini, of course, we can work on healing ourselves.

There is no reason to get bored.

The energy set in motion by the New Moon always culminates at the next Full Moon, which will be on May 7th in the Nakshatra of Vishakha. I expect some kind of review by then, an enquiry into whether we (or rather the governments) made the right decisions, after all, these restrictive measures where made quickly while in panic mode in the first place and might not have been the best option. Vishakha can make us change tracks.

By the end of May Mercury will be the planet that breaks the Kala Sarpa Yoga.

We may see some real changes by then. Baby steps, as Mercury is a youth. Intelligent and curious but not wise,

However, this New Moon will be the beginning of a better time.

 

Enjoy, Be Well.

 

Greetings from Ireland,

 

~ Madhuri ~

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April 2020 ~Astro Report~

Planetary transits for April 2020 (sidereal zodiac) 

April is the month when we will be confronted with the energy of Rahu und Ketu in a most pure and powerful way.

They have captured all the planets in a Kala Sarpa Yoga and both sit alone in their sign. The Nodes of the Moon are not planetary bodies but invisible points in the sky, thus they work in subtle and mysterious ways. As they are still in the most transformative and destructive Nakshatras, we can expect some karmic reset for the world at large and in our own lives.

Rahu in the Nakshatra of Ardra gives us the courage to make efforts towards fulfilling 6 Ardraour destiny and desires by taking drastic steps. This month we must aim to align with our purpose in life, although we may not quite know how to do this.

Some area in our life begs for transformation. Something must be cleared and destroyed to make way for a new energy or situation.

This personal transformation, and the transformation in the world at large, can not be achieved without some sorrow and tears for the loss of what has gone before. On the 22th Rahu moves into the Nakshatra of Mrigashira. I expect we will be over the peak of the Covid 19 disaster then.

Rahu calls for outward directed action.

 

On the other end of this axis we have Ketu in Moola, this month also free to act without 19 Moolahindrance.

Moola energy combined with Ketu asks us for total transformation. This works on the deepest inner level. It forces us to uproot all our delusionary attitudes and ideas to reach our ultimate inner truth. Through deep enquiry we may experience spiritual awakening and complete reversals in our life and belief systems.

This Rahu/Ketu axis is not for the faint hearted. We must be willing to face losses and, if our loved ones are bewildered by our new attitudes and actions, we may temporarily feel like an outcaste. This outcast feeling is of course also brought on by the lockdown and social distancing measures.

The Moon will activate the Ketu energy on an emotional level on April 13th.

 

The Nakshatra of Uttara Ashada is loaded with complicated planetary energy this month. Saturn, Jupiter and Mars (and Pluto) are all sitting together and not all of them get on well. This takes place in the sidereal sign on Capricorn.

In the world around us this combo of planets will put restrictions in place. By now we can see this is due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Saturn represents borders and restrictions, suffering and hard work. With Mars in the mix we may see the army and police forces involved.  Jupiter indicates travel, finance and religious institutions. Well, all that already ground to a halt and this is not likely to change this month.    Pluto makes sure things will never be the same again.

As without, so within. How this plays out on an individual level depends on our birth chart.

The best way to deal with it is to just get on with the work that is required of us. Maybe you will have to work on teaching your children, maybe work on relationship is required, maybe home and garden, your novel, art, sorting the website, the finances, work on ourselves, maybe look after elders. You will figure it out, just do the work.

We may feel things are developing too slowly for our taste, or we may feel restricted, frustrated, or maybe we need an entirely new approach, but be assured that slowly and steadily does it in this case. Our efforts will benefit us in the long run!

And of course, change brings new opportunities.

 

XC560-902321755Our individuality, status and sense of self, represented by the Sun will receive an aspect from Saturn during the first half of this month. This can diminish our drive and vitality while the Sun is in Revati Nakshatra. On the 14th we will feel a big improvement in self worth and vitality when it enters Ashwini, its sign of exaltation and away from the drishti of Saturn. Any self promotion will be much more appropriate and successful in the second half of this month.

We could see the number of cases of covid 19 diminish in some places from then on too, as Ashwini is the sign of the youthful healers, but this will be more apparent after the New Moon.

 

Full Moon on the 8th will be in the Nakshatra of Chitra.

Artist and designers, take this inspiring opportunity to show your brilliance and create14 Chitra great work. Opportunities may come your way.

We can be newly inspired and may feel the need to create beauty and elegance in some area of our life.

This Nakshatra deals with outward beauty. Fashion, jewellery, art, architecture, make up, landscape gardening and any form of design is favoured by this Moon.

Falling in the sign of Virgo we can pay good attention to detail.

If we reflect carefully, we will see that all that glitters isn’t gold.

A great time to find out what beauty is really all about.

 

The New Moon on the 23rd will see the Sun in exact exaltation.

This heralds a great time for a month ahead to start promoting new ventures. We will1 Ashvini feel extraordinarily self confident and can make quick decisions. Anything that is started this New Moon may give very fast results. We will feel powerful, youthful, and courageous.

Desires may suddenly be fulfilled (if we take the right action).

Health problems can be resolved quickly, as fast healing is indicated by the Nakshatra of Ashwini. Again this is a great boost to diminish the death rates we have been experiencing world wide due to Covid 19.

Ashwini is the Star of Transport. It is fast and impulsive, so try not to speed while driving. In the month ahead we can hope that some of the transport restrictions may be lifted.

 

Our beautiful planet Venus is shining bright in the evening sky. She feels extra happy in her own sign of Taurus. At first in hot Krittika Nakshatra she will take no nonsense and will tell us exactly what she wants. In Krittika, “the one who cuts,” we could feel cut off from our loved ones and our normal pleasures. From the second week onwards she will be in Rohini. Venus in this placement will make us feel beautiful, alluring and irresistibly romantic, or others may appear to us that way. An aspect of Jupiter will expand all these qualities and will add a sense of optimism to these feelings. Despite what is going on in the world, Venus still has the ability to make us feel comfortable and loved.

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May we all radiate strength, courage, wisdom, kindness and beauty during these transformative times.

Blessings,

And Greetings from Ireland

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 ~Madhuri~

Vedic Astrology Remedy for the Current Situation.

Mars ingress into Capricorn report

Today, 22nd of March 2020, the planet Mars will enter the sign of Capricorn. Here it joins Saturn and Pluto.

Saturn in Capricorn is responsible for the current restrictions and limits that are forced upon us externally at this time.

Pluto is adding the flavour of death, destruction and total transformation. We may expect this particular transformation of dissolution and renewal of the current power structure to be complete at the end of the 20 year Pluto transit.

When Mars joins this combo (from today onward) we will see that the police and the army will get involved in enforcing the restrictions.

We can also expect a strong feeling of frustration with these restrictions as Mars, the planet of action doesn’t take kindly to being forced to stay at home and do nothing. This sense of frustration could express itself in the form of public rebellion but surely without result.

Mars will leave the sign of Capricorn on May 4th.

The disaster of the worldwide Covid 19 outbreak was initiated by Solar eclipse of December 26th 2019. (see my predictions for 2020)

Eclipses in turn are caused by the nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu. This time both are situated in the most destructive and transformative Nakshatras or Vedic stars.

 

The Remedy.

How do we get through this rather frustrating period of forced isolation in the best way?

 Here is the trick: We must focus on working in a wise manner with Rahu and Ketu.

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Ketu, the South Node, works sudden, forceful and unexpected. It indicates disturbances, isolation, alienation, doubt and conflict. It is irrational and its effects are mostly detected through “feelings”.

Most of us are, at the moment, suddenly and unexpectedly forced into isolation. All these words are indicators of Ketu’s actions. We may experience conflicting feelings of alienation and doubt.

On the positive side, Ketu gives us compassion and great spiritual wisdom.

Be happy with the forced isolation. Isolation is the best remedy during this viral outbreak. It will bestow us with the blessings of Ketu.

It is excellent for concentration and meditation. We can use Ketu’s energy for working towards liberation and enlightenment. We can explore our subconscious and past life karmas.

These are the hidden gifts that self isolation and social distancing are presenting us with at this moment in time. Go deep and get to know yourself on a more profound level. Without distractions we can find what is truly valuable to us. We are meant to do this now.

Be happy and use this time well.

 

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Rahu, the North Node, wants us to follow our desires, our illusions and temptations. It is forever hungry for experiences, but always disappointed and dissatisfied. Rahu can give us irrational fears and phobias. It deals with deception and the use of drugs.

So we have seen Rahu’s fear and illusion in action through, for example, people fighting over toilet paper (haha).  I would certainly call that irrational. We have seen long queue’s at Amsterdam’s coffee shops of people worried about their future supply of weed. Others have been hoarding drugs, painkillers, hand sanitizers; you name it, all in the name of fear. Rahu is always dissatisfied, no matter how much it has been able to haul home.

Now we are marooned at home, not able to chase our desires as usual, not able to throw ourselves in the path of temptation in the outside world. Not able to immediately re-assert our illusions that involve goods or people or social situations, or even work, we can truly take time to explore our imagination, our disappointments and face our illusionary fears.

This time of isolation forces us to become aware of our irrational Rahu tendencies. Deceptive Rahu rarely give us a break to observe what we are really doing.

The energy of Rahu is placed in our lives to fulfil our life’s purpose. We need to stop the relentless chase of illusions and desires to find our true strength and courage and our true soul’s purpose.

These are the gifts and remedies of Rahu we may realise when we just calm down a bit.

 

Best Wishes

~ Madhuri ~

 

 

March 2020 Astro Report

Planetary transits for the month of March

Please note: Vedic Astrology uses the Sidereal Zodiac

This month starts with a rare opportunity for inner exploration and for rejuvenation of our spiritual practice with Jupiter, Mars and Ketu (the South Node) in Sagittarius. n20 Poorvashada           A Jupiter Ketu conjunction is the most excellent placement for meditation and introspection, particularly in Sagittarius. It is a time for exploring our subconscious, past lives and our deeper belief systems. So please, no matter what is going on in the world, and the world stage sure isn’t pretty, make use of this rare transit. Mars will give extra energy and discipline in any yoga practice. Mars and Jupiter will be in Poorva Ashada Nakshatra the first part of this month. Pluto is also part of this mix and may give some transformative insights.

 

When the Moon meets Rahu (North Node) in the Nakshatra of Ardra on the 4th of March, it will activate a prior difficult situation or event, (what ever that might be for you individually). But this time you might want to act on instinct, strike back or destroy something in the hope to resolve the issue. Beware of taking any actions based on desire or emotion that day, things are not as they seem as Rahu is the Graha of illusion and deception.

 

The Full Moon will occur on the 9th at 5.50 pm UT in the Venus ruled Nakshatra of Poorva Phalguni, the Star of Fortune.n11 Poorva Phalguni It is time to relax, be happy and enjoy the fruits of your labours. This is a very creative Nakshatra, your creative endeavours will be successful and bring you pleasure. It’s good for romance too.    Jupiter, the indicator of children, looking at the Nakshatra of procreation, gives an excellent opportunity for those of us hoping to become pregnant. This must be the best Moon of the year to conceive! Besides, the Full Moon in Poorva Phalguni is certainly party time! With Jupiter aspecting this Moon, enhancing the whole situation, and Venus in a sign of courage and action, we might go overboard a bit on the party vibe.

 

The New Moon, always the start of a one month cycle, will be on the 24th at 9.30 am UT. It will occur in the Sign of Pisces in the Stars of Uttara Bhadrapada.n26 Uttarabhadrapada                                 The energy of this Nakshatra can bring great bliss and blessings, provided we have practised to live the life of a yogi. Qualities of sacrifice, empathy, renunciation and virtue are needed to bring out the heavenly blessing that Uttara Bhadrapada wants to bestow upon us. These are the Stars of the accomplished Yogi. So note that this New Moon it is a fantastic opportunity to start a retreat or a secret practice. Seclusion, shamanic ritual or yogic practice will give brilliant results during this Moon cycle!            Whatever you feel you might have to do on a higher level, do it now. Saturn is aspecting this Moon, adding a sense of seriousness and a greater willingness to do the work.

 

We will suddenly feel a sense of restriction on whatever we are doing when Mars moves into Capricorn on the 22nd. 21 Uttarashada Now we will have to deal with the nitty gritty of hard work, keeping to the regulations, paying the bills on time etc. Due to the spread of the Covid-19 Virus I expect to see some government action towards greater restrictions on travel and commerce and more quarantine regulations. Or some other event will call for strict laws and clampdowns. Mars will conjunct Pluto and Saturn (from 22nd onward) in the Nakshatra of Uttarashada, which will make everyone feel invincible. Expect a Big Bang of rebellion and revolution. There may be attempts to overthrow governments and the powers that be. Of course you can apply this scenario of rebellion, dissolution and renewal to your own personal life. Change is on the cards for better or worse. Uttarashada is a wise, responsible and obedient Nakshatra, hopefully we will all behave with wisdom to make this change happen without descending into chaos. The changes set in motion during this time, whether they are personal or on the world stage, are likely to be permanent.

Jupiter will join this party on the 30th. More on this next month.

Beautiful Venus will be in Aries most of this month, aspected by Jupiter. n2. BharaniShe will be pursuing pleasure, beauty and love in a big way and with extra passion and impatience while travelling through the Nakshatra of Ashwini (up to the 12th) where she wants it all, and wants it right now. Here she acquires healing qualities. Healers will love and enjoy their work a lot and love will have healing powers during this time. Then, from 12th to 24th, Venus will be in Bharani Nakshatra where she is strong and experiences the highs and lows of life and learns to understand the secrets of birth and death. We may face some extremes with our loved ones during this time.  On the 28th, after this wild ride, Venus will move into the sign of Taurus, where she is very comfortable and at ease.

Mercury starts the month retrograde in Aquarius, until the 10th, in the Nakshatra of Shatabhisha.n24 Shatabhisha (2) Do not rely too much on internet communication. Electricity supply may be disrupted for some of us too, perhaps due to lightening strikes. It is a better time to go inward to heal and explore our sorrows, secrets and suspicions, or sit in shamanic circle for inner healing. Mercury in Shatabhisha gives us the opportunity to explore where we have made mistakes and then communicate our truly heartfelt apologies where necessary.

 

 

Lastly, mid month the Sun will move from Aquarius into Pisces. It will then receive aspects from both Mars and Saturn, again indicating restrictions on and/or from authority figures. What would usually be a time of hope and progress and in the Northern hemisphere the beginning of spring may be marred by some frustrations. Not to worry though, our big bright Sun will outshine any setbacks soon enough.

 

Happy Spring Equinox!  

May your month of March be filled with Joy and Wisdom.

Greetings from Ireland

 ~ Madhuri ~

 

 

 

 

February 2020

Astro Report

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according to priciples of Vedic Astrology and using the sidereal zodiac

The planet Saturn has finally moved into Capricorn last month, starting a whole new cycle of re-organisation. Until the 13th of February it will share its zodiac sign with the Sun. This will keep ego, rulers and governments in check with restrictions and a sense of reality. Our own sense of importance will face the same reality check and our vitality may suffer a little too during this period.

After the 13th the Sun, representing our sense of self and our vitality, will move into the next sign of Aquarius where it will suddenly feel more free and eccentric, ready to interact with society as a whole. It can enable us to chase our highest ideals for about one month.

For a few days (13th – 17th) Mercury will be helpful to the Sun with interactions, playfulness and curiousity until it goes retrograde on the 17th for almost one month. The usual Mercury retrograde traits may then be experienced. Be ready for hiccups with communication, documents, travel, etc. after the 17th.

The first week of February holds a great opportunity of spiritual invigoration and inspiration with Ketu and Jupiter together in the Nakshatra of Purvashada. Pluto nearby will give the added energy for revelation and transformation.

This one week of peace(until the 8th this month) in the sign of Sagittarius is a great time for doing some deep inner work and will give us a subconscious push to concentrate on figuring out what we really believe in and hold dear on a spiritual level.

Make use of this opportunity!

Mars (planet of action) will enter this scene in Sagittarius on the 8th and will certainly disturb the peace. After a whole year of demonstrations, threats of war and uprising of the people the world over, now the warrior planet will get involved. It is ready to fight for righteousness in the sign of Sagittarius. Of course various groups of people will have radically different opinions of righteousness. All will be ready to take action and fight for their beliefs this month and into the first 3 weeks of March.

Around the 20th – 25th of February (or even a few days earlier when the Moon joins) we may see some very sudden destructive and explosive events as Mars conjuncts Ketu and at the same time moves through the point of the Solar eclipse that took place in December. This all takes place in the Nakshatra of Moola which has an enormous potential for destruction, transformation and for revealing the truth.

This really does look like a very unpleasant and dangerous combination!

(I would not be surprised if we see some explosive cosmic event too, like a Solar flare hitting Earth, or some activity at the centre of our Galaxy, but this is just wild speculation on my part).

Make sure you stay extra grounded during this period, go into nature, dig your garden. Be still, be centred. Dig for your own innermost truth.

 Venus, the planet of love, luxury and pleasure sits all alone most of this month in the sign of Pisces where she is exalted and working at her best, tuning into unconditional cosmic love and oneness. But now she is under scrutiny of both Saturn and Mars by Vedic aspects.

On the 26th she reaches her true point of exaltation, while the Moon joins her for a few days. We may very likely feel a sense of oneness with all the trouble in the world and this can be traumatic for those of us who are sensitive.

Please, guard your heart and feelings during these days and tune out of worldly affairs if you can.

Pluto moves into Capricorn by the end of the month, starting its 20 year long job of blowing up the established world order. After these 20 years a whole new generation will be in charge.

Take care of yourself this month.

Be Well.

Best Wishes

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Greetings from Ireland.

~ Madhuri ~