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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.

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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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