Renewing Hope and Purpose | New Moon in Sagittarius | Vedic Astrology Forecast for December 29, 2016

new moon in sagittarius

The New Moon in Sagittarius will occur around 3:50am EST on December 29th, 2016. This begins a new lunar cycle and the energy of the New Moon is active for 2 days before and after the actual event.

The New Moon brings the Sun and Moon together into Sidereal Sagittarius, where our Soul and Mind will gain renewed hope, optimism and a sense of meaning and purpose. Sagittarius is a sign of inspiration which seeks higher truth, new teachings and a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and our own existence.

As a fire sign, it illumines truth and inspires action. It is ruled by Jupiter, which is the planet of expansion and growth. And thus, our minds and souls will be inspired to expand into new understanding and act based upon the principles and purpose that we hold to be True.

The New Moon is a seed point for the lunar cycle, and these themes and this search for higher truth and meaning will be prominent for the next 4 weeks.

Mercury is also in Sagittarius at this time, and brings speech and communication into connection with the our soul’s power and our feeling nature. While we may be inspired to talk and share our principles and philosophies with others, because Mercury is currently retrograde, it is actually a time of inner reflection.

In this position, we are invited to reflect over our understanding of the teachings and philosophies that we have adopted. And to even inwardly reflect on whether our core principles still serve us, or whether it may be time to let some go or step into a higher place of wisdom around them.

Venus also just entered Aquarius, where it joins Ketu and Mars. This will bring our relationships and personal search for happiness into connection with the parts of us that scrutinize (Ketu) and protect and defend (Mars). We may find ourselves in conflict with others, and either defending our own views, or being attacked by others for our views.

The conjunction of these three planets will challenge us to stay centered and remain mindful of compromise and the seeking of mutually respectful interactions and perspectives.

I encourage you to use this time to reflect upon your own principles and the teachings about life, meaning and purpose that you hold close. For most people, this connects to our spiritual quest or our religious beliefs. But, it can also connect to other areas as well, such as how you choose to honor and lift yourself or others up.

I also encourage you to be mindful of any conflicts with others that may be wanting to form. Between the Venus, Mars, Ketu conjunction and the Mercury retrograde it is likely that misunderstandings can occur that would result in anger, arguments and even violence. Try to remain present and avert situations before they escalate. If it is an important topic that truly needs to be discussed, you can always revisit it later when there is greater support for open communication and mutual respect.

How are you experiencing these energies 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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Creative Power, Serving Others, and the Stock Market Drop | Full Moon in Aquarius | August 29th, 2015 Vedic Astrology Report

FullMoonOverWaterOn August 14th, the New Moon cycle began in Sidereal Cancer, ushering in a collective cycle of exploring our relationship to love and emotional vulnerability in conjunction with Relationship (Venus retrograde) and how we find happiness.

On August 17th, only days after the New Moon Cycle began, the Sun moved into Leo. This invites the natural evolution of the heart into the Cycle. In Cancer, we (hopefully) learn to discover peace in our Heart, by evolving our emotional connections towards higher states of Unconditional love.

As we move into Leo, we are inspired to share the things we love most with the world. Leo inspires creative energy to flow and the desire to expand the connection gained in Cancer into the world through acting on our inspirations. Creativity, romance, inspired leadership and discovery of the Soul’s Power to radiate into the world all happen through Leo’s influence.

As part of this cycle, a couple of days before the new Moon, the Sun began to close in on Jupiter, creating Combustion. When Combustion occurs, the power of the Sun overpowers the natural energy of the combust Planet. Like a sunburn, the Planet begins to feel irritated. When Jupiter goes combust, it can bring the feeling of frustration around our sense of hope and purpose. It can cause us to feel unworthy of God’s grace. And even make us more sensitive around our personal philosophies and religious inclinations. You may be more susceptible to feeling judged by others or be feeling like your values are inferior to others.

With this sensitivity around your values and beliefs, you may actually be drawn to cling more closely to your values, or to try to put on an optimistic face. Or, you may just find a different philosophy to explain away your sensitivity.

Jupiter’s combustion is a time when our relationship to teachings, philosophy, hope, optimism and our spiritual connection is purified by the deeper light of the Soul (Sun). Much of our sensitives reveals the places where we judge ourself. Where we feel unworthy of God’s love. Or where we have been too rigid or too dogmatic in our philosophies. By being mindful of the sensitivities and the frustration that arises, we are able to bring some unconscious karmic material to the surface to be processed, purified and integrated. The result of this process over time leads us to a more anchored, flexible embodied experience of deeper teachings and spiritual connection.

It is also interesting that the Stock Market has been so prominent in the news as Jupiter is also a main indicator of wealth. Rapid drops have been explained as a “correction” in which the market determines that the stock prices have risen higher than their true value due to enthusiasm of the market. The market “corrects” with a downward trend to bring stock prices back in line with the true value of the stocks. Multiple days of rapid drops with discussions around the stability of the economy, showing lots of fluctuation, insecurity and sensitivity around investments and finances. The combustion of Jupiter here is shown to create sensitivity and instability in the optimism of the long trending Bull market.

The most intense Combustion point will occur the evening of August 26th, and then the effects will slowly decrease until the combustion window ends on September 10th.

In the mean time, this combust Jupiter might be affecting the level of inspiration we have around our creative pursuits of sharing what we love most in the world. You may have more difficulty remaining inspired. Or you may have more difficultly feeling genuinely empowered by the deeper teachings and philosophies you hold dear. You may either hold to them too rigidly or perhaps feel less hopeful about them and less connected to your spiritual center.

It whatever ways they are showing up in your life, in some way this area of your life is being purified and transformed.

This brings a challenge to the New Moon cycle as well because we enter it with the invitation of allowing ourselves to open our hearts and be emotionally vulnerable and explore love, and then share that with the world. But during this time, we may feel less purpose or optimism about our heart’s desires.

As the Moon makes its way into Sidereal Aquarius, we will experience the height of the Full Moon on August 29th. The energy starts to build for about 2 days before, and then soften for the 2 days after.

The Full Moon is the integration point of the cycle. As it enters Aquarius, it will be inviting us to use our Soul’s radiance and Creative energy in ways that serve the larger collective. Aquarius is where we connect to the larger society and are inspired to share our highest ambitions in service of others. The Moon here connects the mind with the these principles, while our Soul’s Power (Sun) stays anchored in its own Sign in Leo. We are invited to connect to the Power of our Soul and True Self, while being mindful of using that power for the benefit of others. Through this balance, we begin to negate the selfishness of the ego and expand towards a more universal awareness of our connection to others.

The caution for this position is to ensure that while we service others, we also stay connected to our Authentic power and Creativity as a way of honoring our own Self. The integration is about honoring and serving others and seeing their value as individuals and their connection through the Collective web of Consciousness. But, as we serve and lift others up, you must not forget that you are also worthy of being loved and served. While moving towards authentic selflessness may allow us to easily focus on the needs of others above our own, it cannot work if we actually don’t see our own reflected power within them. Otherwise, we fall into the trap of diminishing our own worth and becoming “subservient” to others, rather than following a genuine path of selfless service.

Especially with the Combustion of Jupiter, that reduced optimism and connection to purpose could potentially cause us to devalue ourselves and mistakenly see others as more worthy of love and service than our own selves. And at the other end, we may also feel so disconnected that we respond to the idea of serving others with “what’s the point?”…

Mars is still in a challenged position in Cancer, causing frustration around taking action and feeling our true strength. And Venus is still retrograde until Sept 6th, deepening this cycle of reflecting over Relationship and the qualities of True Happiness.

During this time, I encourage you to make a conscious effort to connect with your Soul’s Power and to nurture your own creative power. This may be as simple as visualizing the Inner light flowing from within and radiating into the world for a few minutes each day.

I also encourage you to infuse that radiance with an inner connection to hope, love and wisdom. Even while your relationship to purpose, teachings and connection to God’s grace is being purified through this combustion, you can intentionally continue to invite the higher experience of that energy to flow into your body and your life. In this way, you focus on the Higher Potential and Truth as a way of balancing any sensitivities that the Combust Jupiter may be creating for you.

This is also a wonderful time to explore your relationship to serving others and to your higher ambitions and goals in life. Notice especially if you may be diminishing your own Self worth (Sun) and focusing on only lifting others up instead. We must find balance in all things.

How ever these energies are playing out in your life and in your psyche, try to stay connected and anchored into deeper Truths that you know from your own experience. And be gentle, nurturing, patient and kind to your Self.

As always, listen to your Inner Guidance, follow your heart, and observe how these energies are affecting the world 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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Jupiter Enters Leo – Acting Upon Inspired Principles

JupiterFor the past 13 months (since June 19th, 2014), we have been experiencing Jupiter in the Sign of Sidereal Cancer. Here, Jupiter is said to be exalted or operating in it’s highest placement because it connects our highest principles and purpose (Jupiter) through our emotional heart (Cancer). In its highest expression we find that love, compassion, sensitivity and intuition become the guiding principles, which then operate through our experience and expression of the higher teachings, principles, legal justice, spirituality and religious impulses that Jupiter represents.

As the planets move through the Zodiac, there is an intelligence operating within the process. Each sign placement is an evolutionary experience of that Planet’s energy. It evolves through the sign, which also prepares it for the experience of the next sign.

The hope is that over the past 13 months, our principles have become more connected to our inner heart. We have seen “seeking justice” and connection to principles filled with emotion in such national events as the very emotional reactions to the treatment of African Americans by the Police. We have seen “seeking justice” in connection to religious beliefs around Love and marriage through the legal shifts around Gay Marriage. And the coverage of Bruce Jenner’s public acknowledgment of transitioning from male to female as a transgendered woman now known as Caitlin Jenner shows an example of joining heart with principles and values. It arose within the collective as a lesson for our culture of how “I must live by my own Truth and Values” where the inner heart of compassion and self acceptance cries out for peace and freedom to live by one’s own truth.

And with that opportunity for growth in place from Cancer, on July 14th, 2015, Jupiter will steps into Sidereal Leo – the sign of Power, inspiration and uplifting energy. In Leo, we learn how to activate our deeper spiritual power and use it for leadership both internally and externally.

Leo is like a king. In its highest expression, it seeks to serve those who he leads. As a Sattvic sign, Leo is oriented towards doing what is right and good. As a fixed sign, it is more focused on inspiring and building upon what is present. So, it is more interested in expanding and improving the kingdom, rather than knocking down old structures and starting over. It is large, influential and has strength to persevere and move forward. As a Fire sign, it is motivated towards action and uses inspiration and intuition as fuel for what it shares with the world.

The sign of Leo is ruled by the Sun, which is the planet of Power. The process of evolving the Sun within our lives and our spiritual practices is one of purifying the ego and discovering that our True Power comes not from our small individual sense of self in the world, but instead the deeper spark of Spirit which dwells within our spiritual Self.

As Jupiter enters Leo, it brings inspiration and motivation to our deeper principles, our spiritual path and our own sense of Truth and Purpose. It will inspire action based upon these things, and through those actions we will be invited on a journey of purifying our ego attachments and limited notions of Truth, and instead connect with our deeper Power as Radiant Consciousness.

But we must also remember, that within our Collective experience, there are various degrees of wisdom and understanding. Some are more attached to a sense of ego power. And some also have “higher principles and spiritual teachings” that are still based upon judgment and dogma.

From July 14th, 2015 through mid August 2016, Jupiter will make it’s way through the sign of Leo, activating the above energies within the Collective experience. There will be higher levels of motivation to take actions towards creating your higher ideals and to be inspired by the teachings and principles that are closest to your own heart. Passion and courage arise here.

For your personal life, you may feel more inspired to “go for it” with what you most love based upon your deeper principles and the knowledge of what brings you peace and harmony. Try to connect to the “wave” of this inspiration and use it to propel you forward towards your soul’s passions.  The Truth and Principles that dwell in your inner heart now long to radiate into the world, to be seen by others in all their glory.

But let us also remember, that not everyone holds our values. Leo energy, when not evolved, pushes the individual through an experience of greater Ego and deeper attachment to the sense of individual power. At this stage of evolution, the “kings” can become tyrants and seek to dominate and control others by forcing their own principles and dogma onto others.

I expect the next 13 months to be a very interesting journey. Inspired Jupiter will continue to expand and solidify many of the recent changes in law around gay marriage equality. It will also continue to expand our awareness of the dynamics of power in leadership, such as the use of power by police and government. But, it has the potential to move us away from the more emotional reactivity and attachment that Cancer could potentially bring, and instead create an infectious sense of enthusiasm towards finding a more balanced relationship to power and principles.

Jupiter also represent Teachers, Spiritual Teachers, trusted advisors and things connected to the legal system such as courts and lawyers. So a time to connect to inspiration about Higher quality spiritual teachings, or to gain deeper education around things that are connected to your deeper purpose and principles. It also acts as a support for the legal system to be more inspired and motivated to do good things.

But also be aware that it will give rise to religious zealots and fundamentalist who will also be inspired to act upon their own principles in their role as leaders. We must remember that everyone has their own unique karmic journey. As the Sun purifies our principles, spiritual teachings and legal systems, there will be resistance and even stronger insistence on “what is right” from those who are not yet willing to let go of their ego’s investment in dogma. In the end, this placement supports a higher evolution towards more Universal laws of Truth, but there may be some “fallout” as the process unfolds.

Those who are still attached to dogma with be purified by experiencing their resistance and forced to eventually realize that their approach is not working. And those that are more connected to the inner light of the Spiritual Self can use the reflection of resistance, judgment and dogma as a mirror to remind ourselves that we are seeking the higher promise of Jupiter – expansive consciousness guided by wisdom, compassion and Universal Truth.

For you, use this time to bring out and discover the highest, most compassionate teachings and put them into action. “Lead” by example. Allow your own creative inspirations to rise to the top so that you can enthusiastically pursue your soul’s deepest passions and longings. And keep these principles in mind as you observe your friends, families, coworkers and the actions of our spiritual leaders and the courts over the next 13 months.

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 this Jupiter transit will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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