Planet Shifts November 29 – December 6, 2018

Venus opposes Uranus on Nov 30, 2018 at 9:12 PM EST (Venus/Chitra Uranus/Ashwini) Venus is the planet of the senses, desires, pleasures, and happiness. Venus is the teacher of the Asuras (not Gods). Uranus is the planet of change, innovation, awakening to what lies beyond the agreed upon Saturnian reality … Continue reading →

Lunation Cycle of December 7, 2018 – January 4, 2019

The New Moon on December 7, 2018 at 21-Scorpio-00 (Sidereal Lahiri) occurs in Jyestha Nakshatra. This is the Nakshatra of “the eldest” that contains the tail stars of Scorpio.  Last month’s new moon occurred in Vishaka Nakshatra where the stars Zuben Elgenubi & Zuben Eschamali represent passing through a gateway … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts – November 7 – 14, 2018

Mercury enters Jyestha Nakshatra on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:02 AM EST for 12 days. Jyestha can be a difficult nakshatra because of its associations with abandonment and betrayal. It is a sharp & dreadful nakshatra associated with the star Antares. Antares is one of the four Royal Stars of … Continue reading →

Planet Shifts September 16 – 23, 2018

On September 16th at 7:15 pm EDT, the Moon enters its First Quarter Phase. The Moon is half lit and we should see some results of the seeds of our intention set at the New Moon. This week may also bring some challenges to overcome. In Jyestha Nakshatra, they may … Continue reading →

Nakshatra (Panchanga)

The Nakshatras are the 13°20’ asterisms that divide the zodiac into twenty-seven segments, often called the Lunar Mansions. The Panchanga will list the Nakshatra that the Moon is in at the start of the day and give the time it enters the next Nakshatra. We must pay attention to the … Continue reading →

Gandanta

What is Gandanta?  Gandanta is a Sanskrit word that is derived from gaNDa meaning bubble, joint, spot, knot and anta meaning end, termination, dividing line. In Vedic Astrology, we take this to mean the knot at the dividing line. This bubble or knot at the dividing line occurs between water … Continue reading →