A Time of Retrogrades: Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter

From April to September there will be internal, interior challenges to us from the retrograde planets Saturn and Pluto. In this note, we look to the effects of outer planets, their retrograde motion and the effects these elicit within. During retrograde, we are presented with responsibilities for where we are in our life. We look to the transformative nature of Pluto, based on dharma, the proper order of the Universe.

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Saturn and Self-respect

Human Values and Astrology
Value: Non-violence Sub-value: Self Respect
Planet (graha) Saturn (Sani)

Shani - Planetary Deity for Saturn

Oh Lord Saturn! The mysterious one,

Thy mother is the shadow and thy father is the Sun,
You are considered, only maelific, by some,
Others know you as the benevolent one.

God gave you the task to purify each one
Through all types of experiences under the Sun.
Bless us and remove our shackles, one by one.

The Planet Saturn is dispositor of limits, control (and when we try to push past that control, frustration); and completion. We should never be trying to push back the barriers that limit us without using our discrimination.

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Tolerance and The Moon

The Moon is considered to be the second most important planet in a horoscope after the Sun in Astrology. The Moon is the presiding deity of the mind, and as such, the state of the Moon in astrology depicts the state of the mind, particularly where there are aspects to the Moon. Here, we take the human value of Love and its sub-value Tolerance, and look to the Moon.

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Looking at Climate Change – 12th House

The Twelfth house of the zodiac is recognised as the place of incarceration of one or another kind for medical, judicial or spiritual reasons. The 12th house is a place recuperation and rehabilitation; it is also the place of remand and imprisonment. It can also be the place of solitude, withdrawal and religious retreat from the world. When we consider climate change, the 12th house is the place of losses: losses to the environment, losses to health, losses of the quality of human life.

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti or Hanuman Janam-Utsav is a Hindu religious festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman, who is immensely venerated throughout India and Nepal. This festival is celebrated on different days in different parts of India. In most states of India, the festival is observed in the month of Chaitra – usually Chaitra Purnima, the 15th day of the bright half of the month. in year 2018, this translates to Saturday, 31 March.

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Looking at Climate Change – 10th House

The Tenth house is a strong house in the zodiac as it is a kendra (square), it is a wealth house (artha), and it is the signification of how wealth is earned in the workaday world. We seek to know the effects of the 10th house, its Lord, and climate change …

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Chaitra Purnima – Second Full Moon – March 2018

A full moon occurs in Sidereal Virgo on the evening of Saturday, 30th March 2018. This Chaitra full moon day is the first Full Moon in the Lunar New Year. (In Vedic Astrology, the Lunar New Year occurs when the Sun enters Pisces.) This is the second full moon for March 2018, and is known colloquially as a “Blue Moon”.
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108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #69

Om ojaskaraya namaha, Salutations to the Sun – the shining one with brilliant effulgence. This effulgence can be drawn within men and women by following dharma, which results in creative imagination. Different forms of the Divine also reveal this effulgence.
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