Saturday, October 25, 2014

Venus totally Combust, Mercury Direct, Mercury conjunct Rahu

Venus is exactly conjunct the Sun today, Saturday October 25, @ 8 deg Libra. The energy of the planet of Love & Agreement combines with the energy of Power and Authority. It sounds good, except that it's not an equal relationship. The Sun outshines and overwhelms Venus, so Love & Agreement is hard to find. Venus will emerge from combustion, and become visible again, in mid-November.
Mercury ends its retrograde period today, Saturday October 25, @ 22 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Business Transactions, etc., returns to normal direct motion in the zodiac. Mercury is in its own sign Virgo, which is also its sign of Exaltation. Therefore Mercury' significations prosper in the coming days. Mercury will leave Virgo on November 4, election day in the USA.
Mercury is conjunct Rahu on Thursday, October 30, @ 25 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, combines with the significator of Appetite and Obsession, in the sign of Details & Analysis. Rahu is an eclipse point, which can either distort, or enhance, the significations of Mercury. Since Mercury is also the planet of The Media, the likelihood is for an intensification of Media Stories, Advertisement, etc. this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Moon conjunct Venus, Mercury goes Direct

The New Moon will be Thursday, October 23, @ 6 deg Libra. This marks the beginning of the Hindu Lunar month of Karttika, named for the nakshatra of the Full Moon, Krittika... except that this year, the Full Moon will fall in the previous nakshatra, Bharani (on Nov. 6).
The month therefore has the qualities of Bharani, one of the "extreme" nakshatras. Therefore, good for severe, fierce actions, like attacking, destruction, etc.
This New Moon will be exactly conjunct Venus. Therefore the energy of Venus is carried through the month.... which may help to compensate for the otherwise detrimental qualities of the month. But Venus is weakened by being completely combust the Sun ("burnt up"). The exact conjunction of Sun & Venus will be Friday, Oct. 24, @ 7 deg Libra.
Mercury will end its retrograde period on Saturday, Oct. 25, @22 deg Virgo. The planet of Rational Thinking, Communications, Data & Information, will resume normal, forward motion in the zodiac. It takes several days for Mercury to "get back up to speed," so the retrograde effects can linger for another week.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mercury, Mars, & Venus Change Signs

Mercury, still Retrograde, "backs into" Virgo on Thursday, October 16. The planet of Communications, Rational Decisions, Information, Media, etc. returns to its own sign, which is good. Except that Mercury is still Retrograde, until October 25. So the usual precautions regarding Mercury should still be observed. Mercury will be exactly conjunct Venus, at 28 deg Virgo, on Friday, Oct. 17. 
The Sun enters Libra, on Friday Oct. 17: The Sun is considered Debilitated, i.e. Weakened in Libra. This is because the Sun is the planet of Power, and Libra is the sign of Compromise. But the Sun will be joined by Venus, the ruler of Libra, the next day. Thus the Sun's energy combines with Venus in Venus's sign, which may be helpful for finding agreement.... except that: Mars will be in Sagittarius, which goes in the other direction:
Mars, planet of Action & Violence, leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on Saturday, Oct. 18. Mars will no longer be in its own sign after this week, but Mars likes being in Jupiter's sign Sagittarius. Mars is a fire planet; Sagittarius is a Fire Sign. This combination creates a lot of Enthusiasm, tendency to Take Risks, and above all, Willingness to Fight for One's Own Beliefs. Mars will be in Sagittarius until November 26.
Venus enters Libra on October 18. The planet of Love, Pleasures, Compromise, Guidance, Agreement, Finance, etc., leaves Virgo, its sign of debilitation and enters its own sign Libra. This is good for all Venus significations. Except that, Venus is still conjunct the Sun, still deeply combust. When we can't see Venus, we are "Without Guidance." (example: Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases last week). Also, when we can't see Venus, it's hard to tell the Value of something, therefore not good for making major purchases. Venus is still combust until mid-November.   

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Full Moon -Total Lunar Eclipse conjunct Uranus, Venus Opposite Uranus

Wednesday, October 8, will be the Full Moon, @ 21 deg Pisces. This Full Moon is a Total Lunar Eclipse, the 2nd in a sequence of so-called "Blood Moons," i.e., total lunar eclipses, which are scheduled to occur every 6 months. (First one was last April). Eclipses are considered "Portentous," i.e., signifying forthcoming Bad Events. In this case, the Eclipse is nearly exactly conjunct Uranus, the planet which itself signifies Sudden Unexpected Events. So, get ready for some surprises, coming Soon. Uranus also signifies Rebellion & Revolution.
Jupiter, the planet of Increase & Optimism, is in near-exact Trine Aspect to the Eclipse, thus giving more energy for Events. The events could be courtesy of nature, such as Storms & Earthquakes, or of Human Origin, i.e., Wars, Rebellion, etc.
Uranus will be exactly opposite Venus on Friday, Oct.10-11. The planet of Sudden Events influences the planet of Harmony, Agreements, Romance, The Arts, Young Females, Pleasures, and Finance. Since Venus will also be in exact opposition to the former Eclipse Point, we can expect some Events connected with Venus to be occurring this week. Venus is already in a bad way, being both Debilitated & Combust, & now in Parivatana Yoga with Retrograde Mercury (see previous posts). Thus, Venus significations will be thoroughly hammered this week: Agreements Won't Happen, Romance is Off, the Markets will be Down.