2017 September Equinox



There are two equinoxes every year – in September and March – when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. Seasons are opposite on either side of the Equator, so the equinox in September is also known as the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is known as the vernal (spring) equinox and marks the first day of spring.

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Goodbye Cassini

For the past 13 years, the Cassini probe has been a lone explorer in the system of Saturn — making discoveries about the planet and its moons just like its namesake, Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini, did four centuries earlier.

But Cassini’s historic mission is about come to a dramatic end

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Looking at Climate Change – 5th House

The Fifth house is readily known as the house of Love and creativity; it is frequently known as the menage of children, pleasures, speculation, games and gambling. This is the house that rules intellectuals, emotional stability, communal harmony, speculative nature of the masses, investments, stock exchanges, universities along with morals and values of the people. When we consider the environs of climate change, we dig a little deeper than “children, pleasures, speculation”, the normal expectations of the 5th house. Again, we take a Leo lagna and look to Sagittarius as 5th House and ask ourselves, What are the important matters for 5th house and climate change?

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108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #58



Om srstisthityantakarine namaha, Salutations to the Sun who the source of the functions of creation, maintenance and dissolution. All forms of life, mineral, plant, animal and human mirror the three phases of the Sun, and are birthed, sustained and brought to their end with the self-effulgent Sun!

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Looking at Climate Change – 4th House



The fourth house is readily known as the house of home and base of operations; the environment and domestic affairs are catered to in the fourth house as are matters for home consumption. This is the house that rules land, vehicle, mother, cow, and mines – in their different forms. It is also the locale of government lands, such as “crown land”. When it comes to looking at climate change, we dig a little deeper than “happiness from parents, many brothers, materialistic”, the accoutrements that go with a good home. In this instance, we take a Leo lagna and look to Scorpio as 4th House with Mars and Sun the benefics with Sun being the best. Mercury and Venus are malefics. Jupiter, the Moon and Saturn are neutrals for Leo ascendant. What are the important matters for 4th house and climate change?

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Looking at Climate Change – 3rd House



The third house is readily known as a house of needs and desires necessary to maintain station in life. This is different for everyone, and overweening desire which o’erleaps itself and brings down loss and destruction is not indicated. This is the house of maintaining one’s environment – both inner and outer. In the matter of climate change, maintaining one’s environment has a larger – holistic – meaning beyond any personal desire to increase one’s power and pelf. In this instance, we presume a Cancer lagna and look to Virgo as 3rd House with Jupiter benefic for Cancer rising. What opportunities exist for a geo-centric renewables sector with planets in the 3rd House?

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