As September arrives, so does a unique planetary configuration known as Kala Sarpa Yoga. Once the Sun moves to the other side of Rahu, towards the edge of Leo on September 4th, a unique planetary yoga occurs. Many astrologers are talking about the various effects of this upcoming four month period when all planets will be scissored in between Rahu and Ketu. This unique combination will continue until late December, once Mars moves to the other side of Ketu.
Mercury Retrograde- Mercury in Leo
Mercury will go retrograde in its sign of exaltation on August 30th. Mercury will be exalted in Virgo (not in its mulitrikona degrees) during this retrograde.
Sun in Virgo
Multiple back to back planetary changes occur mid September with Sun’s transit into Virgo starting the change process. On September 16th mid morning, only a few hours prior to the full Moon in Pisces, Sun moves out of its favorite sign and into Virgo.
Full Moon in Pisces
Just after Sun shifts into Virgo on September 16th, the full Moon in Pisces occurs with a penumbral lunar eclipse. This eclipse ends the unusually long eclipse portal that began on August 18th with an “almost” lunar eclipse
Mars in Sagittarius
On the heels of the full Moon, Mars moves into Sagittarius after months of being in a tense, pressurized dance with Saturn in Scorpio. The tight conjunction of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio has been provoking tests, lessons and all out war, since Mars began his Scorpio transit late February of this year.
Venus in Libra
Ending three days of back to back transits, Venus shifts to its mulitrikona sign, Libra, on September 18th. This cycle is relationship oriented and will ask you to address feelings and emotions connected to loss, separation, release and transformation.
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.
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This waning cycle brings changes within our relationship with self and others. The mental body shifts and
an increased capacity to connect to spirit arrives. Use challenges as reminders to make necessary changes.
On November 29th at 17:56 PST, Venus makes the leap into its own sign, leaving the challenges of its debilitation behind. Many will feel the relief arriving in the coming days as relationships, money, creativity, life force and health find more stability and harmony. There is still much in the transits that can challenge this stability, but the natural flowing tendencies of Venus in its own sign can help us increase fluidity, love and joy. This increase of vitality is determined by your inner work. It's a time to be radical in your self development, not hide behind false comforts and illusions of safety.
Though Venus is in a more harmonious sign, it is still flanked on two sides by challenging planetary conjunctions. Mars and Rahu in Virgo, as well as Saturn, Sun and Mercury in Scorpio. Venus will feel hemmed in and perhaps cornered. This may result in feeling stuck, resistant, attacked, manipulated, challenged or confronted by obstacles on the path. These themes will be especially relevant for issues that involve all Venusian things- commodities like jewelry and cars, relationships and romance, artistry and creativity, money and finances, health and vitality, as well as all things pertaining to women's issues and the feminine. It's vital that these challenges be used as resources for personal and interpersonal transformation and healing.
This Venus cycle is all about creativity and connectivity, helping us find new pathways of nourishment and vitality, potency and power. It will require radical heart chakra work and re-patterning blockages, resistance and refusal to be nourished. Attending to your inner and outer malnourishment is vital. Where are you starving yourself? Filling up on empty calories in your life? Pretending and wearing old masks? Upholding illusions and false identities?
Use challenges and obstacles to face your shadow. Where are you being cracked open so more light can enter? How is your critic keeping you in the dark, stuck in cycles of fear and lack of self empowerment? Where are you stuck in binary thinking patterns- right and wrong, and a black and white mentality? Unmask yourself and remove the false layers keeping you from being nourished and well fed in life and relationships. Heal and awaken with extra guidance and support. Don't try to move forward alone.
Relationships are vital at this time- in order to deepen your support systems, sense of community and to strengthen your belonging. Find new resources of support if you are stuck or in challenge. The heart needs your attention like never before. Increase compassion for yourself and others. Deepen your awareness about your own needs. As you identify the deeper layers of your inner being, you can express them and gain deeper support from others, from life. Remove and let go of that which is draining you, keeping you from vitality and joy. Simplify your life. Create honesty and resiliency while inviting in new pathways for thriving.
Mercury moves to Sagittarius on December 5th at 22:16 PST, leaving the conjunction of Saturn and Sun in Scorpio behind. This eases the mental body pressures on multiple levels and gets the mind out of the dark depths of our subconscious. Mercury in Sagittarius offers spiritual support and transformation for our mental body blockages. This may feel like a welcomed relief after the many months of intensity and identifying deep, dark inner challenges and blockages.
Certain challenges will continue for the mind in this cycle to come if you resist surrender and awakening to your deeper purpose and meaning. If you force outcomes or objectives, there will be intensification. When ego gets in the way of your awakening process, there will be frustrations, obstacles and excess inner heat. Notice when the fire is scorching you. Where can you let go and let spirit guide you?
Creativity is at an all time high, with maximum flow and fluidity moving through the hands. Intentionally channel this creative life force energy through the arts, music, writing and co-creation. Courageously step into community, relationship and support systems that nourish and increase a sense of safety and support within. Seek balance with inner and outer and express your needs clearly.
Self care and deep inner nourishment are essential at this time. Be mindful of what you put into your body and what comes out of it- through words, actions, expression, etc. What relationships and environments feel nourishing? Which ones do not? Get clear on what works for your mind, body, heart and spirit. Remove and let go of all that is draining you, making you feel heavy. Find healthy boundaries within your life. Simplify the heart and home. Clear away old karmic patterns. Where is the ego resisting and holding you back? How is the mental body ruling your life and choices?
Orient yourself towards feelings and sensations. Let this honest wisdom determine your choices and actions. This is a time of creating radical inner and outer balance. Be courageous with your intentions. Gather support, guidance, knowledge and wisdom to assist your efforts. Above all, land in your gut and let your core values determine what you need. Ask your ancestors, father, gurus and guides for extra support. Let spirit into your life in new ways. Spread your wings, extend your reach and find new flight patterns.
*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart
Aries: Relationships continue to prove vital for your increased support and stability. Move towards dharmic steps that activate your passions and purpose. Work through old, heavy karma with diligence and guidance. Let your body be a resource for this process of release and liberation. Stomach is a vital healing portal for you in this cycle. Change and remove old, bad habits radically. Anger needs your attention. What does it share with you about your needs? What has to change? Connect with father, gurus, guides and ancestors for extra support.
Taurus: Your heart center is a powerful resource for increasing your inner light and awareness. Let it guide you and propel you into action. Notice where your inner critic keeps you away from this light and your inner power. How can your gut wisdom be a resource for creating change and transformation? Dive into your depths and work directly with the mental body for ultimate healing. Let relationships be a resource for both challenge and support. Where are you feeling stuck and resistant? Where do you need to ask for more support and attend to self care?
Gemini: The critic continues to remind you what is not working. Find ways to reframe your experiences and bolster resiliency. What feels supportive and encouraging? Support systems are vital right now as you restructure your life and relationships. Surrender to creative flow and let your artistry, connectivity and co-creative powers guide you. Use your inner wisdom to deepen your connections and relationships. Get guidance and new resources to increase your courage and creativity. Work on resiliency and adaptability as well as gut health.
Cancer: Nourishment is your main focus right now. Use increased creativity, movement and flow in the heart center to increase joy, co-creation and love within relationships. Gut wisdom and core power offer insights into your deeper needs. Let your stomach help you increase a sense of support and stability. Allow spirit to remind you of the essentials. Emotions and gut intelligence are intimately connected. Calm and clear the mind for increased awareness and deeper listening. Courage and creativity are still filled with a warrior spirit. How do you direct this energy and power?
Leo: You are gaining strength and power. Let your spine be a resource for creating more awareness with your inner alignment and stability. Words continue to be powerful and assertive, as well as a dominant force. Speak the sweet truth and avoid breathing fire on others. Where do you need to speak up? Where are you choosing not to use your voice? Where is your self expression imbalanced? Notice the effects this has on your work and personal relationships. Find steadiness in the heart with balanced boundaries and authentic, clear expression.
Virgo: Work consciously with themes of nourishment and inner resiliency. How can you increase connectivity and release challenging relationships with more consciousness? Fill the recent emptiness and release with deep intention. The critic is still working its magic on you, helping you discern and distinguish what works and what doesn’t work for you- in life and love. How are you using the challenges and obstacles with consciousness? Land in physical and spiritual bodies and allow creative courage to be a resource for your process.
Libra: Expect more fluidity and balance to arrive in this cycle as Venus moves to your first house. It’s time to get radical with relationships and creativity, clearing away excess, lack of support and nourishment. Release people and environments that don’t have your deep needs in mind. Meditation and retreat time is essential- which will help you come back to center and land in your core. Seek steadiness, balance, inner and outer harmony, as well as gains from wisdom and knowledge. Let fathers, teachers, guru and guides support you and help you with inner mastery.
Scorpio: Take some time away and go on retreat- even if it’s just an intention and inner orientation. Let your actions reflect these intentions and ask for more support. You continue to go through much change and restructuring, while learning how to honor your needs more acutely. Lead by example and continue to focus on your power and potency. The haters may hate, but don’t give them any of your attention. Work consciously on standing in your power. Attend to relationship needs and let nourishment come through mind and spirit. Balance inner and outer life. Intentionally create an integrated life.
Sagittarius: Muster up a warrior spirit with your career and see if you can gain some momentum with your steps. This is a powerful time for spiritual pursuits and dharmic insights. Use meditation, travel and retreats to help you land more intentionally into your physical and spiritual bodies. Clean, clear and purify the heart and emotional body. Find ways to reconnect and get embodied. Gains come through women, relationships, creativity and artistry. Let go of those who don’t feel nourishing, supportive or essential to your well being.
Capricorn: Fluidity and creativity begin to flow through your career and life offerings. Can you trust this flow? Let this increase help you land in your core power a bit more consciously. Reach into your depths to find your strength and wisdom. Allow your warrior spirit to strengthen and consciously let it support your path and purpose. Get tenacious about your dharma and let relationships support your offerings. Gains come in steady, structured ways. Use meditation and mental body resources to get clarity, focus and to increase inner wisdom.
Aquarius: Career and offerings continue to get more structure and support. This is testing your strength and resiliency. Clear and purge all that is unnecessary and all that doesn’t help you stand in your power and potency. Gather gains through new resources, relationships and support systems, as well as knowledge and wisdom. Where are you connected? Where are you disconnected? Let you pelvis be a support system for you as well as a way to increase your awareness about stability. What helps you feel grounded and embodied? Stable and strong? How is your critic keeping you disempowered and out of your inner strength?
Pisces: Continue to clarify what works for you in relationships and what needs to be changed. You are identifying challenges, but remember to also seek resources simultaneously. Past relationships and patterns re-emerge to remind you what is working and what doesn’t work. Take this awareness into healthy boundaries and get your needs met in healthy, nourishing ways. Get support and be supported through wisdom, gurus, guides and teachers. Find new pathways of healing by taking new action steps. Help others heal and transform by sharing your wisdom.
*All timing is given in Pacific Standard Time Zone.
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This Week's Intention: Continue to land in your heart wisdom and lean into compassion.
Crack open judgments and resistance to nourishment. Simplify.
It's a full Moon week and the emotional body is powerfully charged. Can you feel the white capped waves increasing, reaching their peak within you? Relationships, creativity, finances and life force energy make a radical shift towards deeper balance, as Venus moves to its own sign, Libra, on Sunday. Many will feel the release arrive next week as all things Venus seek more stability and harmony in the next cycle.
The week begins with a fresh start as Moon arrives into the first sign of the zodiac, Aries.
Monday, allow the vulnerability of beginnings settle in as you move through your day. There's a freshness, a vitality, an awakening and enlivening occurring. Calculate your steps and be poignant in your choices. Attend to rejuvenation and revitalization. Awaken and refresh yourself with new actions. Declare your inner power and orient yourself around this core of truth within. Mars gives his gaze to the Moon today. Take the passion into action. If you are feeling anger stir, notice where you need to create healthier boundaries. What does your anger need? Lean in and listen carefully.
Late evening, Moon shifts to Bharani nakshatra. Vulnerability and ferocity arrive simultaneously. Where do you land?
Moon continues to transit Bharani nakshtara on Tuesday. Yama brings his transformational energy and invites in deep changes. Relationships and money are vulnerable right now and today amplifies this fragility. What are the challenges forcing you to look at? What are you resisting or refusing to see? What is your anger telling you about your needs? Let the passion out of its hiding place and invite it to stoke your inner flames. Get clear on what you need for deeper nourishment. Ask for your needs to be met.
Early evening, Moon arrives in the 15th tithi, Purnima, and Krittika nakshatra. The fullness is here. Can you feel the swell within?
Just as Wednesday begins, Moon hops into Taurus, rendering him exalted and 100% energized. Continuing through Krittika nakshatra still, Agni arrives with his purifying potency to help us clean, clear and purify.
Full Moon is Wednesday November 25th at 14:43 PST while Moon is in Taurus and Krittika Nakshatra. Moon is in its Mulitrikona degrees at the time of the full Moon. This placement exemplifies the feeling nature of the Moon and can increase emotions and stronger emotional body experiences as a result. Moon also receives gaze from four planets- Sun, Saturn and Mercury, all in Scorpio. Rahu also gives his shadowed gaze from Virgo. Venus gives its influence as ruling planet of Taurus. A range of offerings arrive with this motley mix of energy upon the Moon. As Moon is highly receptive, it feels the ripples of these other planetary energies very acutely. There's a certain contraction and sadness that arrives, though likely connected to the mental body and old stories re-emerging to taunt and haunt. Simultaneously a powerful inner force and courageous spirit is present, which may help support movement, momentum and change. Rahu brings a sense of confusion, uncertainty and challenge with his gaze, while influencing relationships and our experience with others. How can you keep landing in your body and align with your core? What are the essential values that you hold dear? Use them as a tuning fork.
Agni, the ruling deity of Krittika nakshatra, is a powerful transformational energy. He brings change and alchemy with him. His fire brings new results and helps us release the old. There is certain movement and momentum given with the energy of Agni. He is a powerful resource for digestion, assimilation and deep nourishment of life. In the waning cycle to come, digestion is a crucial and potent area of focus. Attending to the fire of life- on all four levels of our being- is essential. Are you attending to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies with intention? Where are there holes in your self care?
Agni can help us digest and assimilate experiences of life, in order for us to extract the finest by-product of well being, which is ojas. If any system of the body is overwhelmed, over loaded, it will not be able to support assimilation of nutrients. Stoking the wisdom of Agni with gentle intention, attending to a slow, consistent flame, is the most sustainable. When we douse this fragile inner flame with too much of anything, our pilot light goes out. Agni exists on multiple levels of our being to help us digest mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually.
Use this cycle to attend to your inner light with deep care. Go slow, pause, turn inward and align with your needs. Attend to self care diligently and get plenty of rest. Let rejuvenation be a primary focus as the light dims for the Northern Hemisphere and the winter months ask us to retreat within. Put maximum attention on inner nourishment. Pay attention to what goes into your body and what comes out of it. Watch your words and clean up your diet and the company you keep. Where are you perpetuating over-stimulation, over activity? Where are you not in right relationship with your needs, healthy boundaries and self care?
Fresh starts abound in this cycle so pay close attention to what you are actually putting into motion and beginning. Are you really making progress with new steps and extra support, guidance and resources? Or are you pretending to make change using old patterns and unconscious actions? It is vital that the changes begin from your depths, below the surface and through inner work. The awareness you gain from self development work and shining the light on your darkness, will maximize and mobilize you into powerful actions with lasting effects. Work directly with the mental body and its limiting beliefs, old patterns and default settings. Closely track old stories and mental body programming that consistently keep you in the dark. Not sure where these old patterns are hiding? Look directly at your obstacles and challenges. What keeps returning to force you into conscious awareness?
Late afternoon, Moon shifts to Rohini nakshatra and creativity is maximized. Put your attention on manifestation and desire.
Thursday Moon continues through Lord Brahmas domain, Rohini nakshatra. His unification with Goddess Saraswati is the ultimate manifestation energy. Masculine and feminine creative powers align in order to bring desire into form. Through creativity, the arts, wisdom and knowledge, we can create our lives over and over again. Desire sparks actions and intentions. What resources are you using to create an inspired and potent life? Where are you playing small, resisting and refusing to stand in your power? We create our own reality. What are you inviting in?
Late afternoon, Moon moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra and life force energy arrives to nourish and support. Notice where you are contracting and refusing the love. Notice where you are overindulging in intoxicants, masking your inner needs.
In the USA, today is Thanksgiving- a day for celebrating gratitude, blessings and the rich harvest of life. What nourishment are you celebrating? What are you inviting into your life? Where are you resisting? Keep it simple today and avoid heart burn. The basic human resource we all need is love. How can you keep your feelings attuned to loving kindness, rather than falling into pot holes of emptiness?
Friday, day of Venus, brings more awareness of relationships, love and nourishment. Though creativity is a primary focus, the channels are also very narrow right now. Love and money are not flowing smoothly and can feel restricted or forced at times. The challenging flow of Venus energy extends to relationships, commodities, vitality and life force energy (shakti). The tendency is to overindulge- with intoxicants, sweets, drugs and alcohol- masking the inner needs and the vulnerability of this time. This burns the little life force energy that is available. Today can offer Soma or burn it up. Do you align with your sensitivity and its inner pulls, or follow the externalized forces and desires?
Early afternoon, Moon shifts to the challenging and powerful nakshatra, Ardra. Emotional upheavals are amplified as Moon is waning yet still quite full. Grieve, purge tears, let waves pass through you and let them release. Dissect anger and rage, finding its root cause. What boundaries are being crossed that need to be restructured? Where are you saying yes when you should be saying no? Rudra's destructive forces are potent today and tomorrow. What is crumbling in order for you to rebuild?
Saturday Moon continues through Ardra nakshatra until noon. Relationships are fragile and require extra attention today. The challenges of the previous day begin to sift and settle, while emotions continue to fester. Attend to self care, sensitivity and inner needs. Find healthy ways to release and reset.
As Moon shifts into Punarvasu nakshatra midday, a softening arrives with Aditi's many resources. Her gentle wisdom and unifying ways can be a soothing balm to the heart. Protection, support and guidance comes more easily now. Can you land back in your heart and find the gratitude? Stand in your power by attending to the heart flame. Let it be the messenger of your truth and light. Fill the corners of your heart with joy and understanding.
Venus nears the edge of its debilitation sign, Virgo, intensifying its challenging effects. When sandhi, a planet is both vulnerable and more potent- especially when it is leaving a sign. Spiritual resources may feel more available now to support relationship and money concerns. Call in your support systems! Gurus, guides, ancestors and spirits! Ask for tangible support from healers, therapists, coaches and nourishing relationships. Where do you need more support?
Sunday mid morning, Moon shifts to its own sign, Cancer, softening the heart and increasing a sense of emotional body balance. Spiritual awareness may help increase new understanding and deeper compassion. Sudden emotional shifts are likely and sensitivity is high. Protect yourself and find ways to land within consciously.
Just after noon, Moon moves to Brihaspati's nakshatra, Pushya. Nourishment comes with balance and healthy boundaries today. Inner and outer needs must be integrated and harmonized. Have you been neglecting your internal fire and self care? Use your heart to calibrate your needs and choices. Keep landing back in your heart wisdom, your emotional body and listen carefully. There is depth and awakening available to those who listen today.
At 17:56 PST, Venus makes the leap into its own sign, leaving the challenges of its debilitation behind. Many will feel the relief arriving in the coming days as relationships, money, creativity, life force and health find more stability and harmony. There is still much in the transits that can challenge this stability, but the natural flowing tendencies of Venus in its own sign can help us increase fluidity, love and joy. This increase of vitality is determined by your inner work. It's a time to be radical in your self development, not hide behind false comforts and illusions of safety.
This Venus cycle is all about creativity and connectivity, helping us find new pathways of nourishment and vitality, potency and power. It will require radical heart chakra work and re-patterning blockages, resistance and refusal to be nourished. Attending to your malnourishment is vital. Where are you starving yourself? Filling up on empty calories in your life? Pretending and wearing old masks?
Use challenges and obstacles to face your shadow. Where are you being cracked open so more light can enter? How is your critic keeping you in the dark? Where are you stuck in binary thinking patterns- right and wrong, and a black and white mentality? Unmask yourself and remove the false layers keeping you from being nourished and well fed in life and relationships. Heal and awaken with extra guidance and support. Don't try to move forward alone.
Relationships are vital at this time- in order to deepen your support systems, sense of community and strengthen your belonging. Find new resources of support if you are stuck or in challenge. The heart needs your attention like never before. Increase compassion for yourself and others. Deepen your awareness about your own needs. As you identify the deeper layers of your inner being, you can express them and gain deeper support from others, from life. Remove and let go of that which is draining you, keeping you from vitality and joy. Simplify your life.
Monday continues themes of balance and harmony as Moon moves through Pushya nakshatra. Venus is weak and vulnerable in degrees so tend to the relationship with self and other cautiously. After noon, Moon shifts to Ashlesha nakshatra and inner illusions amplify. Use resources and tools to work directly with the mental and emotional bodies. Consciously work with shadows and the critical mind. Drop into your heart and notice where you are stuck in judgement and critical thought. Deepen compassion for self and others.
*All timing is given in Pacific Standard Time Zone.
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