Finding Balance Through Letting Go | Full Moon in Pisces | Vedic Astrology Forecast for October 16th, 2016

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The current Lunar cycle began with the New Moon in Virgo on October 1st. This cycle invites a focus on the details of our lives that we need to manage and pay attention to in order to create greater health and happiness. This includes exploring the details of diet, sleep routines, digestion, daily routines, and the organization (or lack thereof) we use for setting goals and accomplishing them.

Early morning on October 16th, the Full Moon in Pisces will represent the midpoint of this cycle. Where Virgo represents the intelligent exploration of details, patterns and routines, Pisces is an invitation to let go and surrender.

On one hand, it reminds us that we must find a balance between “the details” and “the big picture”. Obsessing over details can create stress, tension and anxiety. So, first, we need to find the balance. How can we focus on the details while also keeping an open enough perspective we don’t get caught in them? This is in many ways a repeated theme from the Lunar eclipse in Pisces that occurred a month ago.

As part of the current Lunar cycle, it is also about managing the choices we make around our life, daily routines and health. After looking over all these details around health and how we manage our “kingdom” of life, we must also acknowledge at some point that we can’t do everything that is possible. We must narrow things down and select only the best, most effective and impactful choices for us. Pisces as the balance point invites us to begin to surrender and let go of the choices and options that are the lesser or bad choices.

In Virgo, part of the stress itself can actually come from too many choices and not being sure which path to take. Pisces, its opposite and balancing force, is about endings and completions. Letting go and surrender. So, at this time, there may be a process which is revealing what needs to be let go of. This may happen by conscious awareness of seeing that one path feels promising while the other is beginning to reveal its weaknesses and its lack of passion.

Or, if we aren’t consciously paying attention, then the Pisces energy may simply take some of our options away. They will no longer be available to us, and what remains will be the choice that remains.

With Jupiter and Mercury with the Sun in Virgo, they will bring extra grace and discrimination into our soul’s power and the ego’s exploration of these details.

Venus has recently joined Saturn in Scorpio, where our sense of happiness and our personal relationships may begin to feel some pressure. And Scorpio will bring our deeper insecurities to the surface. So if you find yourself experiencing discomfort in your relationships, slow down and use it as an opportunity to heal the inner causes of pain and conflict.

As you look at these influences in your inner and out life, notice what is showing up. What are you ready to let go of? Which details and routines should be kept?

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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Managing your Health and Life | New Moon in Virgo | Vedic Astrology Forecast for September 30th, 2016

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The New Moon in Sidereal Virgo will occur on September 20thm 2016 around 8:30pm EDT. This begins a new Lunar cycle which will have us focusing on managing the details of our lives.

In Virgo, we experience Mercury operating through the practical nature of Earth. Mercury uses its intelligence to understand and organize the details of the world around us. This also includes our bodies and our health.

The New Moon brings together our Power (Sun) and our emotional heart and mind (moon) in connection with these Virgo themes. Jupiter as our wisdom, inspired purpose and higher teachings is very close to the Sun and Moon, sharing it’s expansive and optimistic nature.

Now is a good time to take inventory of your health and your daily routines to determine what best serves your happiness, health and success. With Jupiter’s presence, there is added support to better care for the body and your physical environment with a higher intention of honoring the Sacredness of the body and the physical experience if you so choose.

Either way, honestly assess your diet, your exercise routine, your sleep and the daily activities your pursue to determine what is supporting your body, health and happiness and what may be throwing it out of balance or adding stress to the body.

Virgo energy has a nervousness to it that can bring stress and anxiety to the nervous system and mind. It is helpful to connect to the dutiful nature of Virgo in order to take the actions needed to best care for yourself and your body, but try not to get so caught in the details or in the worry over your health that it just adds more stress. How can support yourself in relaxing and being more peaceful while also making better choices?

As we are beginning to move into Fall, the Virgo New Moon is even more supportive of making a conscious transition. Fall moving into Winter brings more Cold and Dry qualities, which can dry the skin, dry out the sinuses and aggravate the nervous system. This dry and cold quality in Ayurveda is referred to as Vata. Now would be a great time to get an Ayurvedic Consultation to support both this heightened awareness of managing your health and also the transition into Vata season.

These themes around health and managing your life will be in effect for the next 30 days. And they are also reflected in the collective as the need to manage the health of our nations and our people. This includes literal healthcare, but also the health of our government structures and political systems.

Venus has recently moved into Libra where it heightens our awareness of Relationships, compromise and our desire to seek happiness through our social and romantic connections to others. So, you may have greater awareness or greater desire around relationship and social happiness.

Mars also moved into Sagittarius, which brings enthusiasm, optimism and a sense of higher purpose into our actions and the principles that we choose to defend. This is another indicator that finding a deeper meaning or purpose for managing your health and daily routines may strengthen your motivation and willingness to take action.

So, take some time to reflect on your health, your diet, and sleep. Also, observe how your daily routines may or may not be impacting your health and happiness. Consider getting an Ayurvedic Consultation to help support and coach you around health and daily routines.

And also be curious to see how these themes are showing up in your own life, in the lives of those around you, and in the world.

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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Balancing Daily Life with Inner Peace | Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces | Vedic Astrology Forecast for September 16th, 2016

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The peak of the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces will occur around 3pm on September 16th, 2016. This is shortly after the Moon enters sidereal Pisces, which shows the eclipse energy itself began with the moon in Aquarius. And the Sun had just entered Virgo about 7 hours prior.

This shows that our Power and soul (Sun) are seeking ways to create practical plans and steps to bring our creative inspiration into form. And our Mind and Emotional heart (Moon) are carrying our higher goals, ambitions and our desire to serve others into greater Universal compassion and surrender.

Ketu, or the South Node, will bring a stronger influence of letting go and falling away. Pisces is a sign of endings, and Ketu eclipsing the Moon will strengthen the letting go of the old and the outdated.

So, we find ourselves at a turning point with this eclipse. Our past goals may be falling away. Either they didn’t bring the level of satisfaction and happiness we imagined, or perhaps they weren’t practical and didn’t work.  Either way, we are needing to let go.

This is like a reset point, and as the Moon continues its journey past the eclipse it will let go of the past and prepare for a new cycle of growth.

The Sun is joining Jupiter and Venus in Virgo, showing our Power (Sun) connecting to our Higher principles, teachings (Jupiter) and our capacity for Happiness (Venus). Virgo brings about a practical plan to express these things into the world. Jupiter will support with hope and optimism and the expansion of practical steps that are needed to bring about positive changes and growth.  It will also encourage our plans to be based upon our higher teachings and deeper sense of meaning and purpose.

Venus in Virgo has the possibility of becoming too picky, however. So we want to be mindful that we don’t make our vision of happiness so rigid and specific that we find fault in other possible opportunities for happiness and positive steps for change. Because Venus is also an indicator for relationships in general, be aware of any feelings of dissatisfaction within your personal relationships and be willing to ask yourself if you are just placing too many expectations upon the ways you are wanting happiness and pleasure to show up for you right now.

Fortunately, the Moon in is Pisces at this time, which helps to bring a natural balance to the detail oriented, hard working and practical nature of Virgo. It reminds us to balance the practical with the ability to also let go and allow the mind to turn away from the stress of the daily world. How can we find a balance between our responsibilities in the world and our inner desire to relax, let go and feel deep inner freedom and peace?

That question becomes an important theme for this Eclipse. And it will reverberate for many months to come. When we become too focused or obsessed with the managing the details of life, it brings about anxiety and stress instead of order and positive support.  How do we find the balance?

So, what have you been feeling pressured by? Where has life become stressful? What worries have you been focusing on that it may be time to let go of or at least take a break from?

When we are caught in the details, it can be helpful to pull back and look at the big picture again. Moon in Pisces helps us let go and see the big picture. Many things we worry about are beyond our control. It may be time to assess what is causing you stress and ask “am I really able to change this?” If you can’t change it, then it is time to let it go during this eclipse window. And if you can change it, and it IS important, then it’s also time to step away from in so you can rest and relax your mind.

Perhaps a short day trip. Or a day at the spa. Or even just a day of doing nothing would be helpful.

Assess where you have been, what has worked and what hasn’t worked. Be willing to ask yourself where your goals and ambitions have shifted. Then take some time to reconnect with your deeper inner nature of love, joy and peace. Once you have refreshed, then begin to get clear on what works and what your true goals are. Then prepare to recreate yourself by asking “what is the one next step I need to take to take my life in this new direction”.

What are your experiences of this current eclipse?

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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Align With What You Love Most | New Moon Solar Eclipse in Leo| Vedic Astrology Forecast for September 1st, 2016

solar eclipse, sunStop for a moment and ask yourself “What do I love most? What brings me the most peace?” Setting aside the love you have for specific people, let this question of love be about the values, the experiences, the connections and the ways of being in the world that bring the most peace to your life. Things that inspire you and make your heart and spirit feel full.

When you feel into that, what comes to mind? And then imagine taking that and finding a way to share those things with the world. What inspired ways could you radiate that into the world? If your Soul was like the Sun, shining into the world, what inspired truth would it want to share? What action would your deepest joy and love want to take in the world?

These are the invited questions of the current New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Sidereal Leo, which peaks on September 1st, 2016. The Soul (Sun) and Heart (Moon) aligning with a deeper creative expression connected to Higher purpose and a sense of personal power. The energy of the Eclipse will activate in the window a few days before and after, and will continue to process deeply within the collective for several months.

The Eclipse energy magnifies these themes, and connects us to our deeper unconscious mind and shadow influences around this. It will stir up our creative, purpose driven desires, hopes and dreams, while also bringing our fears, doubts, and hidden motivations.

The eclipse is also taking place in the Nakshatra of Purva Phalguni. This location in the sign of Leo brings an influence of the blissful pursuit of happiness. What delights you?

It is the nature of all humans to move towards what bring delight and happiness. And in this eclipse time, especially, it might be helpful to stop and question where we seek delight? Do we seek it primarily in the outer world? Or do we seek in inward in our spiritual heart? Are we more focused on material happiness, on spiritual happiness, or have we learned to find a balance in honoring both?

And what is your motivation for sharing what you love in the world? Do you use it to build your own sense of ego and self-importance? Or do you radiate our own sense of delight into the world as a force which inspires others?

Leo is also connected to leadership and government. So these same things are happening at the level of our leaders. What are their motivations? How much trust do we have for them? And are they self-serving or focused on serving the people they are claiming to protect?

We also have Mercury, Jupiter and Venus together in Virgo right now. This grouping of planets is known as the Saraswati Yoga, and brings together our intelligence, wisdom and happiness. Its influence is to teach the ways of sharing our creativity and joy aligned with wisdom and higher teachings, and to use this process to grow and evolve into higher spiritual states.

A lot of energy that can connect you to creativity, inspiration and the opportunity to focus on your own hopes and dreams and inspire others through them. There is also the invitation to see and heal the fears and insecurities that have kept us from pursuing more inspired actions and expressions. And to also look at what we are projecting into others and our leaders so we can learn to discriminate irrational fear from clear perceptions of what and who we are dealing with.

So, again I ask: What do you love most in the world? What brings you the most peace? And how can you radiate that into the world?

What has most gotten in the way of pursuing your inspirations, hopes and dreams? And how can you clear those obstacles out and step into a higher level of creative self expression in the world?

What are you noticing with yourself 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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The Invitation to Serve Others | Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius | Vedic Astrology Forecast for August 18th, 2016

lunar eclipse in aquarius, full moon in aquariusOn August 18th, 2016 around 5:17am the height of the Full Moon occurred with the Sun in sidereal Leo and the Moon in Sidereal Aquarius. This full moon also occurs on the Eclipse axis of the Nodes.

The recent New Moon in Cancer initiated a lunar cycle of exploring the connection to our emotional hearts, our connections to others and the ways that we use our emotional energy. The invitation for our Soul to open more deeply to love and the possibility of peace had now been carried by the Sun into Leo, where we begin to express our creative nature based upon what we most love.

There is an intensity in Leo at this time, because the Sun (our Power) is joined by Venus (our capacity for Happiness) and Mercury (our intelligence, speech and communication). And to amplify all of this energy, there is also Rahu which represents our collective and personal obsessions and confusions.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, and represents the experience where our Soul shines its light into the world as an individual. It is connected to inspiration and leadership when that Soul is motivated towards good and love, and it can also become domination and overpowering energy when the Soul is motivated towards selfishness or darker influences.

And so here in Leo, Rahu and these three planets are creating a large focus on the journey of the individual soul. Rahu creates a confused obsession with understanding the nature of Leo as the individual creative power manifesting into the world. This has the potential for some to really embrace their creative power, and for others it will be like a self-absorbed actor on stage shouting “Look at me! Look how brilliant and bright I am!”.   Or worse yet, a controlling self-absorbed leader.

Rahu’s energy in Leo can be powerful in focusing us towards much needed personal power and inspired vision, but the journey to gain clarity must be sought through the fog of Rahu’s influence. Yet, the confusion can make us even more determined to figure it out. In the end it serves a positive function to help us open into new expressions and learn what needs to be discovered in order to find deeper truths and wisdom.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon is over in Aquarius with Ketu. The Moon represents the mind and our emotional feeling nature. Whereas Leo’s focus is on individual power, Aquarius forms the natural balance point opening into greater awareness of the collective, society and humanitarian expression.

The challenge to this natural balance point is that Ketu tends to create a negative or critical state of confusion. In this case a negation of the needs of the many in favor of Rahu’s obsession with discovering personal creative power. Plus, Leo has much more energy in it due to the 4 planets there.

Under simpler configurations, the invitation of the Full Moon in Aquarius would be deeper awareness of the Collective while also standing in our own personal creative power. But due to the other planets in Leo, and especially the nodes in eclipse mode, it is revealing the deep collective shadow karma of focusing more on serving individual power than the needs of the collective.

The Eclipse amplifies the energy, pointing to the need to heal the deeper imbalance. Sometimes it takes amplification of what isn’t working in order to recognize that change is needed. And this eclipse is inviting that deeper awareness. How do we get back to balance? What needs to be healed and resolved to allow us to include a deeper awareness on the needs of the many?

Of course, it’s wonderful for people to find a sense of inspired personal creative power. And this energy strongly invites the search to find and refine that aspect of our soul’s expression. But we must also be willing to consciously create the balance and honor the needs of the collective as well. Notice now how much of our current global situation have people talking about “me”, and “my needs”, and “my fears”. We all need to stop and re-invite awareness of also considering what serves all of us.

This eclipse and Full Moon is occurring with a short period of time after Jupiter moving into Virgo and Saturn going direction. While it’s true that “change is constant” and a natural part of life, major seed points of change are shown by the planets changing signs, the eclipses and the lunar cycles.

It will be interesting to see what is shaken up from the vibrational plunge into this axis, and what the fallout may be around finding the balance between individual creative power and the needs of the collective as we move through the next 3 to 6 months.

What changes are you experiencing? What is showing up for you around personal creative power in relationship to the needs of society and the global collective? What judgments, limited beliefs, selfish impulses or experiences are showing up within you and those around you that may be revealing invitations to heal and step into a higher state of consciousness in this area?

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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Hope, Determination and a Plan for Change | Jupiter to Virgo & Saturn goes Direct | Vedic Astrology Forecast for August 13th, 2016

Jupiter enters VirgoFor the past 13 Months (since July 14th, 2015), we have been experiencing Jupiter in Leo. Here, Jupiter has been dancing through various expressions of inspired principles and the motivations to act upon then. The hope is that it has connected us to a higher vision of purpose, principles and wisdom and has inspired us to take action to share those with the world, and to bring those higher principles into reality.

On August 11th, 2016 Jupiter crossed into the Sidereal Sign of Virgo. Jupiter represents our principles and sense of meaning through beliefs and the higher teachings we are connected with. It is the source of hope, optimism and inspiration that causes us to seek growth, expansion and evolution.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, showing that it operates through intelligence, curiosity and discrimination. Virgo is also an Earth sign showing its practical nature. It is motivated towards protection, towards finding problems and averting them. It seeks to be practical and helpful in an effort to sustain comfort and safety. And it does this through creating order.

Virgo is the feminine expression of Mercury, which reveals the movements of our inner intelligence to organize and manage the details of the world. It wants to be of service and improve the world. If Leo represents the “kingdom”, then Virgo’s job is to manage the details that allow the kingdom to run efficiently and effectively.

Virgo has a dutiful, responsible attitude that is motivated to be of service. But, it can also experience worry, frustration and a critical nature when its vision of order and implementation does not match what is happening around it.

As with most sign placements, Jupiter in Virgo can have both beneficial and challenging implications. The potential positive influence of Virgo on Jupiter is that is can help to organize and create a plan for manifesting our deeper sense of purpose and meaning into the world. From this perspective the Virgo influence brings a strong sense of discrimination to assess how to organize a plan and stay on track. And this force of discrimination also knows what to avoid and how to avert danger. Our higher teachings and principles operating through healthy discrimination can help us get down to the details that really matter and do the work necessary to make it happen.

The potential challenge of Jupiter in Virgo is that Jupiter is expansive, creative, hopeful and optimistic by nature. And Virgo’s worried, dutiful nature may cause Jupiter to feel frustrated and stuck in the details when it just wants to open and express itself. So, creating the plan and implementing a higher vision may feel a little frustrated at times both due to being caught in details as well as the effort and focus needed to stay on course.

Too much focus on this challenged experience of Jupiter in Virgo can keep us collectively stuck in a feeling of hopelessness. It can also keep us focused only on our own needs and our own selfish agendas.

At the same time, Jupiter’s presence in Virgo will bring hope and optimism into the process of creating the plan, if we choose to connect to it. It will expand our awareness of the details and the effort that we need in order to improve our lives and our circumstances.

As is often said, our experiences of life reflect where we focus our attention and our intention. The invitation here is to consciously choose to focus on the opportunity to improve our circumstances. To focus on Jupiter’s expansive, hopeful nature with the intention of allowing its grace to lift up the world. And to form plans and ways of managing our lives and our world’s countries that emphasize goodness and deep wisdom.

If we just fight against what isn’t working, our attention and intention stays aligned with the experience of “there’s a problem”. Instead, we need to find practical solutions. We need to be practical and realistic while also increasing our hope and optimism that there is a path towards a better society, a better global community and a way to infuse our daily lives with hope, meaning and inspiration by doing the practical things that need to be done to make it happen. As a phrase that has been helpful for one of my clients: it is time to “do what needs to be done in order for us to get what we want” while keeping joy, love and compassion as the underlying intention.

On August 13th early in the morning, Saturn ended its long period of retrograde activity and finally turned direct. Over the next week or 2 it will build momentum moving in a forward direction. Saturn is a planet of commitment that teaches us through limitation and the pressure of time. Through it we learn the we must create determination and ambition within our self to improve our circumstances. We learn that we only have so much time to create the changes that we want. And we also learn that sometimes things take longer than we might wish they would to manifest.

Through these limitations we learn patience, practicality, and a maturity towards life. During its retrograde phase, this ambition and determination “backed up”, creating a feeling of frustration and stuckness. Whether through lack of motivation or the feeling that effort didn’t create much movement, Saturn in retrograde forces us to deal with limitation and the pressure of uncertainly.

As Saturn builds its momentum moving forward, those feelings of being stuck and frustrated should start to fade away. As it is still in Scorpio, it is still supporting a deeper transformational process of all of us. And turning direct now will allow the inner transformations that have happened below the surface to now soften and begin to show up in our lives. Through the frustration and stuckness comes clarity, and now the energy of Saturn will support us in creating determined ambition to destroy what doesn’t work and to strengthen the areas of life that need improving.

It is time to recommit to your own growth and transformation. It is time to connect your deeper principles and sense of meaning and purpose into your practical daily life. To implement a plan for improving your life that is motivated by hope, optimism and the deeper values and teachings that inspire you.

What changes and inspirations are you noticing in your own life and in the world around you? What places of stuckness are starting to free up or creating the feeling that you are “done with being stuck” and feeling the inner motivation to move forward start to build?

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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Love, Connection and Emotional Integrity | New Moon in Cancer | Vedic Astrology Forecast for August 2nd, 2016

New Moon In CancerHaving explored new perspectives and tried to understand others points of views through the recent Gemini New Moon Lunar Cycle, we now bring that experience into the Sidereal Sign of Cancer.

The Sun entered Cancer after midnight on July 16th. And the New Moon in Cancer will occur on August 2nd around 4:44pm EDT. This starts a new cycle where we bring what we learned from Gemini into the Inner Emotional Heart and search for what inspires love and peace.

Cancer is ruled by the Moon which represents out Inner heart and our capacity for Love. Through the Moon, we learn to Connect to others through the heart. Cancer is also a water sign, which represents our emotional nature. It has a pure nature, motivated to do good things. Through the energy of Cancer, we learn about the nature of emotions. We learn how to be vulnerable in order to open to love and connect to other people.

The journey of the Heart towards love for most is challenging, because being vulnerable means allowing our inner and private nature to be seen. And the fear of vulnerability can cause us to try to control the world around us to keep ourselves feeling safe. Also, in attempts to experience connection and love, in the early stages we may cling to others with the feeling of needing others or an unspoken plea of “please love me!”.

Through the journey into the heart, we learn that clinging doesn’t work. We must learn to open, trust, and surrender. We must learn to allow others to be as they are, and learn also to love our own Self as the secret to experiencing deeper love from others. Through the experience of Cancer we eventually learn that deep and authentic love requires that we learn how to safely open our hearts and allow our true self to be revealed in safe ways. The deepest part of us longs to be fully accepted and seen without judgment, criticism or expectation. We long for unconditional love. But before we can feel safe letting ourselves be seen, we must be willing to see and love our own self unconditionally as well.

Through this cycle of the Cancer New Moon, themes around love, acceptance, vulnerability and connection to others will be activated. And with its placement in Ashlesha nakshatra, it will contain the exploration of how our hidden subconscious nature conditions us to use our emotional heart in connection with others. Ashlesha adds the question “How do I use my connections and emotional nature?” Do I unconsciously or consciously use others for my own personal ends, through manipulation or cunning? Or do I connect out of genuine love, openness and higher intuitive nature?

This New Moon especially invites us to explore our own personal use and the collective use of emotional energy, trust and connection. It invites us to ask ourselves honestly what our motivations are as we engage with others. It encourages us to be brutally honest honest with ourselves so we are emotionally clear and act with integrity. And if we realize we have been manipulating other people, how can we shift that towards accepting them as they are with love and kindness, rather than attempting to control them? How can we invite connection rather than use them to meet our own needs?

These same questions will become more prominent in the collective experience as well. As the political process unfolds and the global economic and government structures change, who is being honest about their motives? And how do we find the balance between bringing truth to light, while avoiding the emotional manipulation of others to see things our way? How can we find deeper compassion for those who have different opinions that our own? How can we learn to connect and love unconditionally, even when another’s values may differ from ours? And how can we retain peace of mind while navigating the political process?

The Moon and sign of Cancer are ultimately trying to evolve us towards discovering a Love and inner stillness that brings us peace. There are no doubts that there are issues with the political system. Emotionally charged propaganda is sometimes used to convince us of “what is right”, even when the deeper motivation for it is not stated out right. But, when the divisive ploys cause the 2 sides to debate and argue amongst themselves, it becomes a distraction from the deeper question of “how can we all work together to find the best solution?”.

“I am right and you are wrong” doesn’t lead to solutions. How can we connection, be authentic, communicate and hear eachother in a way that everyone feels honored, validated and respected even when there is still disagreement? And then discover a path to compromise and meet the underlying needs of both sides?

Mercury entered Leo on July 26th and Venus followed on July 31st. They join Rahu and Jupiter there, which brings our speech and communication (Mercury), our capacity for happiness (Venus), our higher principles (Jupiter) and our unconscious drive to experience (Rahu) all together in the sign of inspiration, leadership and creative expression. This can support a feeling of hope and inspiration, but still has some confusion (Rahu) infused in it, revealing that we are all collectively struggling to figure out a shared sense of purpose and higher principles to operate from. Venus in Leo feels happy, but can also take on a selfish drive like a Queen that demands her happiness is served by her subjects. “Please me now, my subjects!”

This placement of Venus can bring a selfish edge in relationships and the process of compromise needed for 2 people or 2 groups to find a way to create a win-win situation when conflict arises.

The good news is that, out of the confusion we eventually come to clarity. Life is a process of evolving and growth.   It becomes easier when we consciously participate and embrace change.

I also remind you that Mars and Saturn in Scorpio are continuing to invite us collectively to heal and transform our insecurities and are bringing hidden uses of power into the collective awareness so it can be addressed and rebalanced.

So, during this Cancer New Moon window, especially, I encourage you to feel deeply into these questions. How are you using your emotional energy? What are your experiences of giving and receiving love, and do they serve to take you to deeper peace? What emotionally vulnerable spaces have you been hiding and protecting, and how can you nurture them into safety? How can you use Love to heal your inner conflicts? How can you use love to heal the polarity, confusion and divisiveness that is happening in our country and in our world right now?

What are you noticing happening within yourself and in the world around you in relationship to this Cancer New Moon energy?

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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Finding Peace within the Storm | Full Moon in Capricorn | Vedic Astrology Forecast for July 19th, 2016

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In my Gemini New Moon report, I shared that it began a new Lunar cycle around exploring new perspectives and trying to better understand the perspectives and experiences of others. These Lunar cycles last for almost 30 days and the beginning energy or “seed point” of the New Moon tends to reverberate through the whole cycle. I specifically mentioned that the cycle would begin in Ardra Nakshatra which “is a challenging energy that is like a storm of chaos that destabilizes our old understanding of things. Is brings the opportunity for healing and a return to peace and order, but only after the catharsis and crisis of bringing the deeper imbalance into awareness.” Ardra is known for bringing chaos and destruction and is often linked to natural disasters, floods, earthquakes, etc.

Within days of the New Moon, we began to see chaos and catharsis in the form of the death of Philando Castile by shooting in a traffic stop. We have since seen Police shootings in Dallas, the death of Alton Sterling by police, an attempted Coup in Turkey, the many deaths in Nice, France from a terrorist attack using a truck, and the police shot and killed in Baton Rouge.

We are also continuing to be witness to a presidential political process that is bringing great concern and division to our country.

In early November 2014, Saturn moved into Scorpio bringing great pressure into our collective fears and insecurities. Scorpio also relates to “hidden” things, and hidden uses of power. Saturn has been churning these things as an opportunity to bring them into awareness so they can be healed. Many changes in Planetary positions have been bringing more Religious ideology, confused belief systems and added violence into the collective experience as part of the activation of fears and insecurities.

For the Lunar eclipse on March 23rd, I also share that it was initiating a powerful cycle of transforming and shifting our understanding and relationship to Power. These eclipse cycles tend to reverberate and influence the unfolding collective experience for about 6 months. This shift around Power is still underway, and is being revealed in these events as well including the use of power with military, police and our government. The hidden use of power within the very organizations and structures that we have trusted to protect us and keep us safe. And the collective fears for our safety and the abuse of power showing up both through terrorist attacks, as well as without our own “protectors”.

The New Moon in Gemini energy is has brought more communication and awareness to what has been happening below the surface. Until the deeper cause is seen, we cannot heal the wounds that are the cause. It is inviting deeper conversation and communication around what it happening within our nation and around the world. We are also seeing the primal reactions of violence are’t solving the problem, even while many of us can relate to the anger and rage that might inspire such violence in the first place.

Through the recent events following the New Moon, we have seen Venus shift into Sidereal Cancer on July 7th, following by Mercury on July 10th and the Sun on July 16th. And Mars, which had recently gone direct in Libra, returned back to Scorpio on July 12th.

The Mars transition can potential bring more violence in reaction to fears and insecurities. But, it also invites us to evolve its expression and to choose courage to face our fears and heal through them rather than lashing out in violent defence.

The three planets now in Cancer are bringing our happiness (Venus), our speech and communication (Mercury) and our Power and Sense of Self (Sun) into the deeper emotional heart of feeling. Cancer is a sign where we are invited to feel more deeply, to open our hearts and develop compassion and a more evolved unconditional state of love. We are being invited to feel into the world around us that has been revealed more deeply by the Gemini New Moon, and to allow ourselves to awaken our hearts in an effort to discover a deeper perspective where we can find peace.

This strong Cancer energy may be causing us to pause and really allow ourselves to feel the impact of the recent events, and to amplify the connection to the part of us that just wants to restore peace to our hearts. It may also invite us to connect with the part of us that can have compassion for the victims and families of the recent violent attacks and abuses of power.  And, perhaps, to also find some compassion for those who felt that responding with violence was their only hope. This is not to justify their behavior, but only to attempt to understand the level of pain and fear they must have been in to feel that this was their best solution.

And beyond all of that, to also find compassion for yourself as we all seek to find the best course of action to heal our collective situation.

You may find yourself feeling more emotional or more vulnerable at this time. And as the Full Moon reaches its peak on July 19th around 6:37pm EDT, it marks the mid point in the Lunar Cycle. From the New Moon up until the Full Moon, the energy is expanding and growing stronger. The Full Moon marks the point where the intensity has reached its height, and it begins to dissolve and integrate. As the light reduces over the next 2 weeks, there is a falling away, and we may find that a deeper grieving or sense of loss awakens as we attempt to understand and integrate all of these recent events.

The Full Moon in Capricorn also reminds us of the balance point to the wide open, vulnerable feeling space of Cancer. In Capricorn, we are reminded that creating some emotional boundaries and learning to regulate the level of our vulnerability is a part of learning to safely navigate the world. Through this, we learn to stabilize our emotions and to also learn to set aside emotions when they do not serve us. For instance, many violent acts come out of a primal reaction to deep emotion. By learning how to stabilize them, we can more clearly and rationally assess the best and most effective way to respond to what we are feeling.

As we collectively open deeper into our hearts and feel the effects of what is happening around us, try to find compassion and peace in healthy ways. Allow yourself to give and receive love with the important people in your life, to celebrate the loving connections that you have. Try to find compassion for those who have been more directly involved with the recent events as well.

It is Love and acceptance that will ultimately heal our global situation. The more you can contribute to that and model it for your Self and others, the deeper the healing effect for our planet. The more we stay in fear, the longer it will take to heal our world.

Use this time to feel, but also stabilize. To integrate and be with what has been moving through you. And also remind yourself that you are safe in this moment. The events we are witnessing are a part of the Purification and healing process that our collective world is going through. We can only heal what we become aware of, and these events are bringing the hidden forces into our awareness. They have been there for a long time. Do not imagine that “things are getting worse”. Instead realize that we must be able to face the truth before it can be transformed.

How are you experiencing these energies in your 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.

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Enjoyment and Curiosity About Life | New Moon in Gemini | Vedic Astrology Forecast for July 4th, 2016

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The New Moon in Sidereal Gemini will occur around 7am EDT on July 4th, with a window of influence spanning 2 days before and 2 days after. The New Moon, of course, begins a new lunar cycle and is the point where the Sun and Moon come together at the same point in the sky. It is a “dark” moon, and shows an inward movement of consciousness where the previous cycle ends and a new one begins. It plants a seed for the upcoming lunar cycle.

Venus is also in Gemini, and Mercury moved into Gemini on June 26th. This New moon therefore brings together our Soul’s Power (Sun), our Mind and emotional heart (Moon), our capacity for happiness (Venus) and our intellect and capacity for communication (Mercury).

Gemini is the 3rd sign of the Zodiac and is ruled by Mercury. It is the Outer Intelligence moving in the world through the sharing of ideas, creativity, and play. It seeks to explore and understand the world and find ways to share and communicate that understanding to others. It is also a curious energy, and delights in variety and new experiences. In a sense it really just wants to explore, enjoy and not be tied down to anything.

In this regard, you may find yourself being curious and wanting to play and have fun this weekend. Gemini can express in a superficial way that just wants to joke, laugh and enjoy what life has to offer. And quite frankly, we all probably need that some time. So have some fun!

In another sense, Gemini also seeks to understand the world through ideas. It enjoys seeing multiple perspectives and spinning ideas around to understand all sides. The New Moon will be taking place in the Nakshatra of Ardra. Which means that this new lunar cycle will be also influenced by a deeper questioning of the complicated circumstances that our world finds itself in. Ardra is a challenging energy that is like a storm of chaos that destabilizes our old understanding of things. Is brings the opportunity for healing and a return to peace and order, but only after the catharsis and crisis of bringing the deeper imbalance into awareness.

Our world is in great flux. The recent Brexit vote, the state of the EU as well as our own presidential election process is all creating great uncertainty and division. And this uncertainty is driven by the fears of the unknown, distrust of our leaders and the feelings that other people “can’t see the truth”.

With this much Gemini energy at play, it is a great time to stop and question how it is that we even go about the process of exploring the world. How are we even acquiring information? And how much are we willing to explore and be curious about other perspectives?

For most people, information is gathered from “the News”. And we tend to be drawn to News that is presented from our own perspectives. We tend to associate with friend who share our beliefs. We tend to interact with others on social media who also share our beliefs. And when we run across someone who believes differently, the tendency is to think the other person “can’t see the truth clearly”. I myself have observed many arguments on Facebook that have lead to declarations of “If you don’t like what I have to say, then just shut up! It’s my wall!”. Or, even “If you don’t agree with me, you can unfriend me right now!”

We live in a world of diversity. Different backgrounds. Different values. Different opinions. And I can certainly understand not wanting to spend time with those who don’t share specific values. But, isn’t there also room to respectfully “agree to disagree”? Other people are interesting, strange and hard to figure out sometimes. And while there are certainly people who are dangerous, violent and filled with hate that are probably worth avoiding, there are a lot of other people who are basically good people but with a different way of seeing the world.

With this level of Gemini coming up for the collective, especially with a link to trying to understand “what the heck is happening” in our world, I encourage you to expand your level of curiosity. Sure, Gemini energy can make you want to spend all day watching the news and communicating with friends about political perspectives that you agree with. But those things are likely to just reinforce what you already believe. I invite you to be curious enough to even question your own perspectives on things.

The point is not that you are “wrong”, necessarily. It’s not the assumption that you should or will change your opinion. The curiosity I suggest is more about making a conscious, sincere effort to understand the other side’s perspectives. Try to understand the sincerity of their beliefs so that you can better understand the humanness of their way of seeing things. Even if their opinions come from fear and misinformation, try to understand how and why they are seeing it that way. Try to see it through their eyes and have compassion for their experience of life. And even while you are not likely to AGREE with their perspective, you can at least understand why they see it that way. The primary point being that if we continue to see our world in terms of “us against them”, nobody wins.

So that is my challenge and encouragement for this Gemini time. Try to better understand ALL the perspectives of what is happening. Not just your own. Be curious about things you have never thought about before.

Gemini in its purity really has very little attachment or emotional charge about it. It explores “the facts and perspectives” in a non-biased, non-judgmental way. And then reports all the angles. It’s what “the news” really should be. Just information without bias. Gemini energy itself is about “stepping outside your box” and becoming really curious about the world in a playful way. Explore, discover and gain understanding. Test ideas and see what works.

By being more rounded, and better informed we also have the opportunity to see new solutions and make better decisions about how to respond to our current situations. When emotions run high, it’s hard to see things clearly because we are operating from a primal fight or flight response. When we really listen to the other side, even when we will don’t agree, we open lines of communication and mutual respect that allow compromise and change to occur peacefully.

On June 29th, Mars returned to direct motion. The reflection and confusion around action has now passed and the ability to move forward is now better supported. Rahu and Jupiter were recently right on top of eachother, creating great confusion around principles and ideals. Jupiter is moving away. Still under the influence of Rahu’s confusion, but separating from it.

What energy are you wanting to create during the new Lunar cycle? Will use the Gemini energy to keep exploring and communicating what you already believe, or will you become curious to better understand the world around you and the perspectives that are different from yours? Will you be curious enough to question your own ideas and make sure they are still working?

While you are having fun and enjoying some playful laughter this weekend, it is likely the current political issues will arise in the context of reflecting upon the Independence of the United States of America. It is a time that can strengthen our resolve to find the best solutions through mutual understanding and cooperation. Will you be willing to ask questions and explore the perspectives of others? If you do, you are likely to find that you have more in common that you imagined, even if there are things you disagree about.

Aren’t we all just wanting to be happy, healthy and safe?

What has your experience of this Gemini New Moon energy been?

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.

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Finding Meaning Through New Experiences | Full Moon in Sagittarius  | Vedic Astrology Forecast for June 20th, 2016

FullMoonOverWaterIn the last week, two planets have moved into Sidereal Gemini.  Venus on June 12th and the Sun shifted on June 14th.

This brings our Soul’s Power (Sun) and our capacity for happiness (Venus) into Gemini’s realm   of playfulness, curiosity and creativity.  Gemini is an air sign, showing its social and mental nature.  It is ruled by Mercury which shows its quick minded intellect and skilled speech and communication.

Gemini is playful, humorous and usually pretty unattached.  It loves new experiences, and has a wonderful capacity to see things from multiple perspectives.  In its own energy, it can be challenged to stick with one idea or one experiences for very long, as it is likely to get bored and then rush off for the next thing.

With Sun and Venus here, you may be finding yourself being drawn to eploring new ideas or experiences.  Perhaps you are just in the mood to be entertained.  Perhaps you are feeling a little open to new ways of exploring pleasure and happiness.  Perhaps you are just feeling a little more free and playful.

On a potentially challenged side, you may also be feeling distracted or having trouble focusing on what you want to manifest in your life.  Or frustrate as you notice others in that state.  Maybe work needs to get done, and your mind is pulling you towards what feels fun instead.

On June 20th around 7am the Moon will be full in Sagittarius.  This is the opposite position from Gemini, and reveals the balancing energy needed to best utilize the Gemini energy.

While our power and happiness is in Gemini, the Moon shows that our mind and emotional heart are are connected to a deeper sense of purpose and seeking meaning.

Left to its own devices, Gemini will just bounce from one idea and experience to another.  The novelty of each perspective will be its own satisfaction.  But, with the Moon in Sagittarius we are invited to find deeper meaning to the experiences and ideas we encounter.  They are not just for fun and entertainment, or even just intellectual stimulation. Instead they become education, ideas and experiences which inform us about the deeper teachings and nature of ourselves and there world around us.

So, you may be finding yourself learning something or exploring something that will be integrated into your own understanding of life and the bigger picture beyond just our human existence.  This could be an intentional learning, or perhaps you will just wax a little more philosophical about the experiences that Gemini pulls you into.

On June 17th, Mars retrograde returned to Libra.  This placement can bring some agitation to relationships right now.  And it also places an aspect on Mercury in Taurus, which shows that our speech, communication and intellect may also feel frustrated.  Since Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, maybe the seeking of fun and new experiences feels agitated instead of enjoyable right now.

For my own experience, I found myself at a weekend training program leading into the full Moon window. So, I was learning and exploring new ideas.  And I was also integrating what I learned into my own understanding of purpose and higher teachings. That shows the balance of Gemini and Sagittarius happening.

The group of people attending were all very friendly and very social.  The workshop leader commented that she had never seen a group of people in her workshops be so social with each other before.  It was the first time she could ever remember that she had to go find all the participants and get them to stop talking to each other when it was time to start back up.  Additionally,  there were many side tangents and unexpected conversations within the group during formal class time.  All of this reflects the influence of Gemini.

I invite you to notice what is happening within you and around you also. What is showing up that reflects these energies for 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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