*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!
*Vedic Astrology, or Jyotish, is one of the oldest sciences on the planet and considered a relative of astronomy. It is an important and valuable part of the ancient Vedic texts. This complex, logic-based and also intuitive science, has survived thousands of years in India’s Vedic tradition and is still considered a highly valuable tool of guidance and life insight. It is not a religion, but rather a philosophical understanding of human and cosmic existence. In Sanskrit, Jyoti means light. Essentially, the study of jyotish is the study of light and how we interact with the cosmic light—within us and within the cosmos. Vedic astrology, or the sidereal approach to astrology, casts charts differently than Western, or Tropical astrology. The meanings, implications and purpose of Jyotish is therefore different, as are the details used for prediction and the indications given below.
Multiple back-to-back planetary changes take place in this waxing Moon cycle, stirring change, ambiguity and new impulses of desire.
As Mercury, Venus, Sun and Mars transition, they pass through the sacred gaps between signs; portals into the netherworlds, the unseen realms. There is a certain vulnerability enlivened, while also supporting more spiritual awareness and sacred connection. Simultaneously, worldly matters may feel more challenging, uncertain and unsupportive. In many ways, this cycle will offer a sense of being “in-between,” with a lack of grounding and stability present. Use this as an opportunity to deepen your grounding cord, inner alignment and deeper roots with the earth. Spiritual practices may feel helpful and supportive during this time.
*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: Get creative and channel this powerful energy into your career and offerings. Be courageous in your communication. Let ideas percolate, come to the surface and get your attention. What action steps do you need to take in order to activate this new brilliance? Who do you need to connect with for greater support and momentum?
Taurus: Dharmic activation is awakening. Pay close attention to the messages and resources arriving to support you. As Sun shifts into Aquarius, your 10th house, these resources can be used in more active ways—as offerings to the world. Are you ready to step forward?! It will require that you make shifts with your old ways of working.
Gemini: You are being asked to create a new sense of courage for yourself. A new fierceness and bravery. It may feel uncomfortable, foreign and unpredictable. It might not even feel safe to awaken this part of yourself. It’s been under lock and key for so long. The reality is that your dharmic work depends on this unraveling and opening. Bring your challenges to the light.
Cancer: Connection, connection, connection! Find your people, places and things! Align with what lights you up! This is you finding a new sense of joy and inner resiliency. Notice how your creativity supports this process. It is essential that you find balance with this powerful force. Find balance through structure and containments, as well as ample free flow and juiciness.
Leo: You are in a massive change process. It would be unlike you to do anything small and insignificant. Your motto “play big or go home” is being amplified as Rahu and retrograde Jupiter collide in your first house (your head). You may notice desires, ideas, visions and feelings getting stronger, more intense. Simultaneously, courage is increasing—which will support your ability to move forward.
Virgo: As Your liberation process deepens, you are being asked to let go of old parts of yourself that are no longer needed. You are finally ready for this. Suddenly old, heavy weights are starting to lift, helping you feel lighter and freer. Revel in your awakening process and notice the touch stones, the soft landings, the inner vitality emerging. Your stomach is helping you digest and release the old toxicity.
Libra: Open your heart wide and let your inner waters cleanse and heal you. The emotional body is active and alive at this time. Use these feelings to create something new, to move you towards your passion and purpose. There will be times where navigating your inner waters may feel overwhelming, uncertain—even unfamiliar. This is a good sign! You are opening and awakening in new ways.
Scorpio: Structure and support. Gather the resources and guidance you need to continue this process of integration. You are finding a new normal set point for what balance feels like in your four bodies. Notice this sensation in your spine and use it for cultivating more support—inner and outer. Your heart is going through wild re-structuring.
Sagittarius: Your dharmic road map is being shown to you. Pay close attention to the resources, support and guidance arriving to help you with this process. You will have to call upon your courage and creative resources to help you align with your path more successfully. What attachments are keeping you from saying yes fully?
Capricorn: You are gaining momentum and strength in new ways. It may feel foreign and strange right now as you start integrating the transformations taking place within you. What you once thought was nourishing, is beginning to change and get re-structured. Your needs are changing and your life is organizing around you in new ways.
Aquarius: It’s as though suddenly your whole life is getting re-structured. You are in a concentrated release and liberation cycle. It’s vital that you work diligently to find inner resources that will ground you and help you land in your physical body wisdom. Where is your grounding cord? The one that tethers your soul to body, body to earth? Hold on to it and use it for finding your inner strength.
Pisces: You are in the midst of a powerful healing process. Lean in to the discomfort as this will help the grips loosen and release more easily. Where are you resisting and avoiding this healing? Remember that challenges are reminders that change must take place on some level. You are learning how to do this and what parts of your being need to shift.
*All timing is given in Pacific Standard Time Zone.
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Author: Saraswati J.
Editor: Caitlin Oriel
Image: Author’s own // VasenkaPhotography Flickr