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Lunar Eclipse in Pisces | Vedic Astrology Forecast for September 27th, 2015

Lunar Eclipse-dreamstime_xs_40051300Today, September 27th, is the day of the Lunar Eclipse. The Window of the eclipse on the East Coast will begin a little after 9pm, reach its fullest moment around 10:50pm, and then complete around 12:30am on September 28th. Depending upon weather and cloud cover, it should be fully visible.

This lunar eclipse is the integration of the cycle that was began at the Partial Solar Eclipse on September 13th. Here the themes of our use of our creative intelligence and power began in Sidereal Leo. And the transit of the Sun into Virgo with Rahu and Mercury bring the evolution of power into managing the practical details required to manifest the Power and Vision in practical ways.

So the broader cycle of the Solar Eclipse cycle has been about managing and organizing the details into practical steps in order to bring our creative desires and power into the tangible world. Virgo is the sign where we learn to manage the detail of the “kingdom”, and to implement them in an organized, structured way in order for us to maintain and improve our situation in life. This often involves doing tasks that are not pleasant, but are necessary.

For instance, it may be more enjoyable to eat donuts than to eat a piece of fruit, but the fruit offers nutrition and health sustaining properties where as the donut is anything but. We must maintain our cars. We must get the laundry done. We must make efforts to keep our homes clean and tidy. We must care for the body, or it is more likely to experience health problems.

These are all the domain of Virgo. The necessary details and tasks of life that are required to keep things running smoothly.

Shortly after the Sun moved into Virgo on September 17th, Mercury went retrograde. Mercury is considered to operate most intelligently in Virgo. It rules Virgo, and Mercury’s natural inclination to explore new perspectives and enhance proper discernment and discrimination of the practical details finds its highest comfort zone here.

Mercury retrograde is notoriously associated as “bad” with technology glitches and failings, mechanical problems, as well as miscommunications. But, the Retrograde action of Mercury causes inward reflection. It is a time to reflect on ideas, concepts, details and practical needs that we may or may not be managing properly, and less a time for implementing them and acting on them. By “taking inventory” internally, we grow and evolve our understanding of what is working and what is not, and this refines our action plan. As Mercury goes direct, we potentially have new insight and even better strategies for managing our lives, our health and our projects.

With Rahu joined Mercury Retrograde and the Sun, our Power (the Sun) in conjunction with Speech and Communication (Mercury) are being amplified by the obsessive nature of Rahu. We are compelled to pay attention, compelled to reflect, compelled to seek new understanding. Rahu is associated with creating a confused obsession. And the confusion that it brings forces us to stop, and pay even more close attention in order to discriminate what is valuable and true from what doesn’t serve us and is false.

With Mercury Retrograde and Sun in Virgo, Rahus energy is really demanding that we “pay attention to details” in a very real way. Why do miscommunications happen in Mercury retrograde? Because we haven’t paid attention to details. Why to mechanical issues occur? Because we haven’t maintained them and done the work to keep them working well. Why do we experience technology issues? Because the details of software code, processing chips, Internet and/or hardware aren’t working together properly.

We experience these “problems” during Mercury retrograde because it is forcing us to pay attention to what needs to be improved, upgraded and better organized.

Likewise this may be a time when you are reminded that the way you are managing your health, your home, your vehicle, your projects, etc may be revealed to not be working as well as you would hope. What areas of your life are in need of upgrading and improving?

As the Moon Moves into Pisces for the Eclipse, this reaches the highest integration point. Under normal circumstances, this integration point between Virgo and Pisces would be learning to soften our obsession with “details”, and learning to find a balance between honoring the importance of details with letting go and being ok with more space, openness and expansion into the unknown. With Ketu here, it brings up a natural negation and rejection. So the Mind (moon), as it touches into Pisces, receives this negating effect of Ketu which may create a desire to escape from the practical details of the world.

Even so, the Moon in Pisces is reminding us to keep the “big Picture” in perspective, even while we are obsessing about the details.  Being too caught in the details can create the “can’t see the forest for the trees” mentality.  But the desire to escape from the details doesn’t help us manage the practical details either.

We are being collectively invited to REALLY pay attention to our lives and the details and implementations of Power. Not only our own individual power and creativity, but the Power of the Government, our political and spiritual leaders. The power of our bosses and CEO’s. To question how anything and anyone we give a role of Power in our lives is actually implementing that power. Are they organizing it to streamline and improve our lives, or are they disorganized and failing to focus on using their power to lift us up and serve us?

At the same time, we need to seek balance and keep the big picture in mind, and not obsess about details for the sake of details.  Finding the balance of relaxing and expanding, while also doing the work that needs to be done.

I find it interesting and wonderful that this energy is so strongly happening as Presidential candidates are campaigning. The world and our Nation are hungry for change as it becomes clearer that large corporations and political leaders, at least sometimes, fail to serve the interests of the people and instead channel their power for more self-serving ends. What values do these leaders have, and what is their practical plan to use their power and to serve the people of our nation and of the world? Are they striving for a better world? Do they have a plan?

These themes are being amplified through the cycle of the eclipses, and my hope is that this signifies much greater awareness of choosing wisely in order to give power to those who truly are serving our best interests.

On September 30th, Venus will return to Leo to join Mars and Jupiter. This combination continues to bring passion and action (Mars) in connection to our Values and Principles (Jupiter). Venus brings some charisma and charm, and greater awareness of finding happiness in connection to Values and Principles. As always, Mars can potentially bring a little hot headed conflict and debate as it uses its strength and courage to fight for what it believes is right. You will continue to see these among those campaigning, and in the world around you.

We also see with Mars and Venus here a restoration to using our strength to set stronger boundaries (Mars) in relationships (Venus) and around our highest values and principles (Jupiter).

Mercury will remain retrograde until October 9th, turning direct just 3 days before the New Moon in Virgo.

The Three planets in Leo (Mars, Venus and Jupiter) and the Three Planets in Virgo (Mercury, Sun and Rahu) are bringing a lot of energy into these 2 signs. Collectively, it shows the emphasis of the Eclipse cycle as being even more amplified. How is Power in connection with Values and Principles being manifested through practical principles and details. And especially now, we may be being forced to deal with the details that are not working.

These three planets in Leo and three in Virgo are also showing a strong influence in your personal chart natal chart by transit. This influence will be unique for you, based upon the unique configuration of your Natal chart.

The Eclipse will set up a strong vibration related to these themes that will continue to ripple for months to come.

Collectively, continue to watch the pre-election activities. Personally, notice how you are being shown areas of your life that are in need of “maintenance”.

Notice that it will be harder to “escape” and ignore these details as well, even though there may be a desire to escape. The practical will be finding ways into your awareness. What is working? What needs upgrading? What needs to be scrapped and re-organized? How are you using your own personal power? Is there a plan? What steps are you taking to implement it?  And where are you wanting to escape and dissolve into “easy” rather than take responsibility for your life.

What have YOU noticed around these themes in your own life?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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Inspired Vision, Law of Attraction, and the Earthquake – Solar Eclipse in Leo/Virgo Astrology Forecast for September 13, 2015

Solar EclipseAt 1:14am on September 13, 2015 a 6.6 magnitude earthquake happened about 37 miles from Topolobampo, Mexico in the Gulf of California. This event happened shortly after the exact New Moon and Partial Solar Eclipse.

The New Moon begins a new cycle, and the eclipse points magnify that energy causing its influence to continue for many months to come.

When we look at the Muhurta (chart of the moment) for the earthquake, we see that Sidereal Gemini is the ascendant. Gemini itself is connected to the movement of the mind or thoughts and as an air sign can indicate high levels of Vata energy. Vata is the Ayurvedic term for the functions of movement and transportation in Nature.

Gemini is also ruled by Mercury, which has swift movement and Vata nature. And Mercury, the ruler of the moment/event, goes into Virgo in the 4th house, which is also ruled by Mercury. While Mercury functions well in Virgo, the Virgo nature can have a nervousness to it, as it becomes obsessed with and overwhelmed by the details of life. And because Rahu is also in the 4th house with Mercury that nervousness and erratic movement is strengthened. Rahu has a high level of Vata nature, and is creates obsession and confusion. Rahu is also associated with the karmic trends of the collective as well as catastrophe and mass disturbances.

House 1, 4, 7 and 10 are referred to as “Angles”. Like 4 legs on a table, these 4 angle houses form the foundation or structure for our lives. With Rahu in the 4th and Ketu in the 10th, we see that this foundation and structure was being heavily influences by nervous, erratic movement.

Jupiter, which rules the 7th and 10th houses, is also in association with the New moon and eclipse point of the Sun and Moon. This is where the energy of the moon (our heart and feeling nature) is at its lowest. And the eclipse itself is a point where the “power” of the sun is blocked. Jupiter is also being aspected by Saturn, which casts a strong Vata nature and a pressure that crushes what is weak. Saturn also happens to be the 8th lord ruler, and casts that influence as the energy of transformation and upheaval onto Jupiter. The result is another strong and powerful indication of weakened structure and an energy which is overcoming that weakness.

All of the angles in the chart, either by rulership or direct placement, are being shaken up through movement, pressure and instability. Strong Malefic planetary influences with the result of a literal shaking of the foundation of the structure of the Earth itself. And thus, an earthquake.

astrology Chart for Earthquake in Mexico September 13, 2015But this powerful physical event is just the tip of the iceberg. As this same energy is happening at the level of our Collective emotional and mental experience. How is the structure of our lives also being shaken up? How are the cycles of Power and Creative vision being disrupted?

Jupiter has been in sidereal Leo since July 14th. It’s overall influence is to connect our Power (Leo) to our higher Principles and Purpose (Jupiter) through inspiration and motivation to share our creative vision with the world. Leo is like the King and in its highest form of expression desires to use it’s power for lift up others.

Jupiter has recently experienced some doubts through combustion, but that influence has now ended. And here we now have the eclipse of the Sun (our Power) happening with Jupiter, and the Pressure of Saturn upon it to strengthen it. After all, when something is weak, we must strengthen it to be able to endure the pressure. This is one way Saturn challenges us to refine and improve our lives.

The eclipse and the New Moon cycle will be bringing to awareness this powerful theme of how Power is being manifested, and the type of inspired vision that we wish to share with the world. But, what good is power if it is not put into action?

As the Sun and Moon progress into Virgo, we see the natural unfolding of the use of power. In Virgo we see that our power must be put into action. We must organize the details of our vision and act upon them in order to spread that power and influence. Our vision and inspiration remains a fantasy if it just dwells within the creative space of the mind.

Rahu is currently in Virgo with its ruler Mercury. This amplifies the focus on the practical details that we must honor in order to share our vision and improve our lives. And because Rahu is the shadow energy that is responsible for the eclipse, this placement brings a strong influence around needing to focus on the details of how Power is implemented and shared.

Virgo is the place where we come face to face with the details of how our habits, our routines, our diet, etc are impacting our life and our health. How are you REALLY using our power? Even if you have many grand visions for what you want to do, nothing happens until you direct that power into step by step actions to bring it about.

This is an important point that is often lost of the “Law of Attraction” devotees. Yes our minds are powerful. Yes, our thoughts impact our reality. But all the affirmations and visualizations in the world will not change your life if you don’t get up and take action! Yes, you might even “attract” new opportunities to bring your vision into reality. But if you don’t respond to the opportunity, nothing will change.

Leo, as power and leadership, also related to our Governments. This same transformation is being seen at this level. The power of our leaders is only as good as their abilities to organize their vision into a plan of action and implement it. When you are evaluating political candidates, you want to pay attention to their vision. And you also want to pay attention to whether or not they have a plan to create it. How well are they able to channel their power for the change and transformation that you are seeking? Are they all talk? Or do they really have a plan?

At this time, the “details” become more important than “talking about the vision”. A vision without a plan or effort to create it is an empty promise.

We also see that Venus and Mars are still together in Cancer. Venus has returned direct, but is still a bit challenged in this location. And Mars is still at a weak point. In all likelihood, there has probably been less conflict in your life in general because this configuration has encouraged more compromise. But, has the weakened strength of Mars caused you to compromise on something that is important to you just to avoid conflict?

On September 16th, Mars with move into Leo. Here the fiery nature of Mars will be inspired by the power and fire of Leo. You may find yourself standing up for yourself a little more. Perhaps even reclaiming your needs around something you lost in a recent compromise.

Mars’ movement into Leo will also support greater strength to act upon your visions and inspirations. Make sure you pay attention to the details.

This “Shake up” and the influence of the Solar eclipse will last for many months. Like the Earthquake, the foundation of your life is being shaken up. What was weak will be crumbled and displaced. And as you sift through your inner values and observe both your relationship to power and how well you are putting it into action, you are invited to rebuild with clearer vision. You are invited to be honest with yourself about what you need to change in order to create a stronger foundation for your own life. Do you need to make some changes around health? Do you need to step into your power and vision and organize those details into an action plan? Do you need to reevaluate where you seek inspiration and what or who you put your faith into?

Now is the chance to take your inspirations, and rebuild the structure of your life so that it supports your vision, your power and your Soul’s Authentic expression into the world. What structures do you need to build first? What inspiring teachings, leaders or principles truly support your deepest ideals and visions? What details do you need to attend to? And what actions do you need to take in order to have your power and vision create a positive influence on the world around you?

Stay tuned to these themes in your own life, in the news and in the people around you.

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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