With no other planets conjoining the Moon, we may be either inspired to take some time alone for quiet reflection or be forced into it. Either way, place an intention to calmly perceive the current situation, pause to regain your energy and then move forward. The Sun has a much better relationship with his friend Mars than Venus. Moving from Venus' air sign, Libra, into Mars' territory of Scorpio will help the Sun, who we rely on for truth, clarity and self-definition.
Additionally, by moving out of Libra, the Sun escapes the aspect of Rahu, which can also tend to confuse or muddle the pure intentions of the Sun. Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars and Ketu, the south node of the Moon. With Mars in Libra and Ketu in Sagittarius, they are squeezing their own sign on either side. It may be helpful to take time out of the normal daily routine and inject some deep self-reflection. Planning ways to retreat from the norm in order form new strategies for managing self-care, exercise routines, work schedules, properties or spiritual practices could be very productive.
Activities supported by the Sun's light in Scorpio include introspection and meditative activities, deep cleaning and removal of waste, poetry, journaling, overcoming negative habits, resource management. Retrograde Mercury is very strong in the sense that retrograde motion can increase the inherent qualities of a planet as well as confusing them, much like the energy that the nodes Rahu and Ketu can add to a planet's effects when conjoining or aspecting. In this case, retrograde Mercury has just dipped back into Swati nakshatra, which is ruled by Rahu as well as receiving a very tight aspect from exalted Rahu who currently occupies Mercury's sign of Gemini.
Rahu has become even more powerful due to his transit through Ardra nakshatra, which he rules. The end result is that there is a bunch of static being created around Mercury, so it may be difficult to get a clear message out or to receive the proper information or data around this time.
It is best to wait at least a few days after Mercury resumes direct motion to attack problems that require the brilliance and flexibility of Mercury. All of the planets will remain in direct motion until Mercury initiates another retrograde cycle in mid-February Take a few deep breaths and don't get ahead of yourself, but do make plans for your communications and business projects to move along in the next few months. That is a ton of zodiacal territory to cover and in the process he passes by Jupiter, Ketu, Saturn and Sun by mid-January.
This could be a busy time for building relationships, setting plans into motion, business deals, writing projects, educational pursuits and networking. Get to it, but again, with Jupiter running at top speed and Mercury running even faster, it may be a good idea to consciously slow down and deeply consider each step. Recently re-emerged in the evening star form, visible in the western sky after sunset, the planet of oneness, Venus, moves through the challenging degrees of the gandanta between Scorpio and Sagittarius on November Let's watch Venus work the room as she glides into Jupiter's fire sign, not the most comfortable place for Venus, who will also be moving past Jupiter, Ketu and Saturn as she attempts to decorate for the holidays.
Fa la la! Venus is concerned with conduct between people, which ranges from friendships to diplomatic relations. Sagittarius doesn't tolerate corruption or untruth for long, due to Jupiter's lordship.
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While Jupiter and Venus aren't friends, they are considered together to be the two great teachers of the planets, with Jupiter running the natural law department and Venus heading up the civil law department. In this, they are united in their purpose, to bring clarity to our minds and guide us toward truth, joy and fulfillment. If we see Jupiter and Venus as one team and Saturn and Ketu as another, we may be witnessing the tide of growth, positivity, creativity and love Jupiter and Venus coming to wash over the corruption, negativity, destruction and distaste that has been exposed through the past half year by the close conjunction of Saturn and Ketu.
By December 15 when Venus moves into Capricorn, she moves freely ahead of the pack. This is a great period of time to clean things up; homes, relationships, creative projects, scholarly requirements, lesson plans, religious organizations, the entire United States, etc. As November comes to a close, a lunar cycle also ends and begins anew. This is a good time to choose rest and rejuvination. This combination of Sun and Moon in the enigmatic territory of Scorpio occurs specifically in the nakshatra lunar mansion of Anuradha, lorded by the planet Saturn.
At this new Moon, we deserve a good pause, as the energy of transformation is extremely ripe. Deep transformation usually requires enough detachment to completely change course, so choose wisely; there is no need to discard resources or spend them mistakenly.
With Jupiter having moved signs, we enter into a new Jupiter cycle for the next year, keeping in mind that Jupiter will be interacting with the agent of ultimate transformation, Ketu, through September, when Ketu moves from Sagittarius to Scorpio and its counterpart, Rahu, moves from Gemini to Taurus.
From November 5, , when Jupiter entered his own sign and became powerful to bring truth to the exposed corruption that has been a by-product of the Saturn-Ketu conjunction over the summer months, until Saturn will be moving out of Sagittarius and into Scorpio on January 23, , we have an opportunity to begin a clean-up project that will lead to new growth potential. It will be a study in how to balance holding on and letting go. For this approximately ten weeks, consider carefully what feels intuitively right to discard or separate from while at the same time observing what feels intuitively right to pursue, nurture and grow.
Opportunities could arise and fade away quickly. It may be difficult to know what to do and we may be susceptible to confusion coming from too many choices. Be ready to hold on or let go at the drop of a hat. We must learn to ride through the rough patches of life with grace, balance and detachment. Kerry Shamblin Vedic Astrology. Planetary Influence. Jyotish Forecast Archive November October September August July June May April March February January December November Jupiter Enters Sagittarius November 4 The great and benevolent Jupiter, who we call Guru or Brihaspati, will change signs on November 4, , moving from Mars' water sign, Scorpio and into his own fire sign of Sagittarius.
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Since Venus in Cancer loves to nest, we may feel like mediating the harshness of Saturn by retreating into a safe and secure place to sort through the deep feelings stirred up by the lunar eclipse. While Saturn may trigger issues of rejection and criticism, insecurity and vulnerability, through self-reflection we may gain insights that will lead to positive changes within our relationships and creative process.
Enduring the tension from Saturn will cultivate core strength in the heart. After Venus forms its opposition with Saturn and conjunction with the north node, it will form a harmonious and flowing trine aspect with Neptune in Pisces on July 18, followed by a cathartic opposition with Pluto in Capricorn on July The influences of Neptune and Pluto upon Venus as it passes through the north node will deepen the pull to rediscover our essential purpose through an intensification of relational experiences.
While Pluto will dredge up unconscious patterns that have been impacting our relationships from within, the presence of Neptune can help us cope with deep feelings through injecting imagination into all forms of creative expression.
Venus in Cancer can look to Neptune for mediating the intensity of its opposition with Saturn and Pluto think relaxing with water or fantasizing through art, music, movies, or reading. By embracing our feelings with full participation, the conjunction of Venus with the north node will guide awareness into our inner passions and a stronger sense of what we want to create in our life. The month of July involves numerous astrological transits solar and lunar eclipse, Mercury retrograde indicating deep-seated changes which will not become clear until the end of the month.
Venus crossing over the north node in Cancer during this month of transition will draw us closer to the relationships that help empower and nourish us and call us to restructure boundaries with others and shed any aspects of our values that have become inauthentic.