Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Importance of the Moon

The Moon is seen as THE SOUL, the link between the Spirit of the Sun and Matter (The Earth). It absorbs the light and heat from the Sun and gives it creative form. It governs the subconscious, the emotions and the behavioural instincts, it reflects the power of the inner life and indicates how you deal with and portray yourself to others.
The Moon represents instinct and habit, feeling, memory and imagination. It is the PERSONALITY through which the INDIVIDUALITY of the Sun expresses itself. Its symbol, the crescent of reception, represents the Moon as a lens focussing the rays of the sun. This is the planet of the home, domestic life, the family - especially babies and children, the "Mother" and other females in your life.
How the Moon will manifest its energy, the nature of the Soul and its spiritual development, depends on the horoscope as a whole. The Sign (and its Element), the House in which if falls, and the Aspects to the other planets will all have a bearing on any interpretation.
The Moon represents our emotions and the need for security. It represents our early environment and particularly the way we experienced the mother. It shows our ability to be sensitive to the environment and to both give and receive emotion.
The Moon is related to instincts, and is profoundly connected to the personal unconscious, and all the habitual behaviour that is looked after by this mysterious part of ourselves. The Moon shows how we instinctively react to protect ourselves and others.
The Moon goes through all 12 Signs in a month. The Moon sign's influence is at least as powerful as the Sun.
The House the Moon is in shows the particular area in our life which we allocate to increasing our feelings of security. However it is also this area where we experience the greatest growth and show the greatest concern for others.
The Moon Key Facts
Rules: Cancer
Detriment: Capricorn
Exhalt: Taurus
Colours: Silvery Grey, white
Stones & Metals: Opal, moonstone, pearl, crystal and silver
Keywords: Fertility, feminine, mother, the soul

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Importance of Mercury Planet

Mercury is seen as THE MIND, the giver of wisdom and our progression from the purely instinctive realm of the animal kingdom by the use of the INTELLECT.
It is ideas, methods, information, progressing through experimentation and invention. The transmitter of the spiritual to the material. . Mercury associates with children before puberty and through this connects with tricks and jokes, youthfulness and light-heartedness. It rules all forms of communication, for example telephone calls, letters, speech. This planet is mobile and intellectual; it rules the sciences, curiosity, manner of thought and travel. It is also associated with merchants, commerce and mental pursuits.
It represents the power of communication, interpretation and self-expression, intelligence and reason. Its action is to quicken and enliven whilst adding mobility and fluidity. The symbol illustrates receptivity resulting from the exaltation of spirit over matter.
How Mercury will manifest its energy, the indicator of your intellectual and inventive abilities, depends on the horoscope as a whole.
It is connected with contacts to siblings, friends and people at school. Mercury represents our thoughts and the constant activity that goes on in our heads. It is connected to the nervous system and physical co-ordination.
Aspects to Mercury show mental talents and communication styles in a very specific way. They indicate our individual interests and abilities
Mercury Key Facts
Rules: Gemini & Virgo
Detriment: Sagittarius & Pisces
Colours: Blues and violets
Stones & Metals: Marble, aquamarine, glass and mercury
Keywords: Communication and travel.

Planet Venus

The planet Venus controls finances and relationship. Venus is currently exalted in the sign of Pisces but in retrograde motion.
As per Vedic astrology, an exalted planet in retrograde behaves like a debilitated planet. From February 5, 2009 Saturn has been in Purvaphalguni, one of the stars governed by Venus located in the constellation of Leo. Saturn in Leo is causing the current economic and personal crisis to precipitate. To make matters more difficult, Venus in retrograde motion till April 17th is bound to impact areas of relationship and finance even further.
Extreme care should be taken while you traverse this time period from now until April 17th in the areas of relationship and dispensable personal cash.
Some astrologers have advised to avoid activities like dating, bank transactions, interviews, important meetings, trading and speculation on all Saturdays and all Saturn star days which include Pushya, Anuradha and Uttara Bhadrapada until May 16th. The activities have a high rate of failure till April 17th and undue delays till May 16th.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mars - The God of War

Mars, is the ruler of Aries.
In astrology, Mars is the planet of energy, action, and desire. It is the survival instinct, and can be thought of as the "leftover" animal nature of man.
Mars rules our animal instincts for aggression, anger, and survival. Our sexual desires come under the rule of Mars. Mars is most associated with basic body attraction. This is the planet of action rather than reaction. With Mars, there is no contemplation before action. The drive associated with Mars differs from that of the Sun in that it is self-assertion rather than assertion of the will; it is raw energy rather than creative energy.
Mars is the push that gets us out of bed in the morning, our drive and desire nature, and our active energy. When we are "acting out" our Mars, we are assertive, directed, forthright, and adventurous. On the negative side, we can be impulsive, rash, impatient, aggressive, and forceful.
Astrologically Mars is seen as THE EGO in action, the aggressive planet which causes divisions and splits between mankind but is the giver of courage and physical energy.
The risk taker with an idominitable will to succeed. Mars represents drive and masculinity, as well as issues connected with sexuality and power. It indicates the work we choose and the way we approach it. Mars is strongly associated with the experience of brothers, the father and men in general.
Where Mars is there is trouble, but also the fighting instinct to get on in life. Mars shows challenges and the ability to meet them bravely. Mars is connected with the muscular system.
Mars Key Facts
Rules: Aries & Scorpio
Detriment: Libra & Taurus
Exhalt: Capricorn
Fall: Cancer
Colours: Red and scarlets, dark browns
Stones & Metals: Bloodstone, malachite, flint, iron and steel
Keywords: Creation and Destruction

Friday, March 6, 2009

Effects of the Sun

Astrologically the Sun is seen as THE SPIRIT. It is seen as the core of your being, your will and INDIVIDUALITY - the basic inner force that motivates everything that you do, your uniqueness.
The Sun is what we aspire to, what we wish to believe of ourselves, how we express ourselves, our essential value, the "essence" of who we are. It represents vitality, leadership, creativity and the nobility of mankind. It often denotes those of high or noble birth and is important in relationships with superiors. Its action is to illuminate (obviously), stabilise, integrate, elevate and improve.
How the Sun will manifest its energy, it's life-generating creative potential, depends on the horoscope as a whole. The Sign (and its Element), the House in which it falls, and the Aspects to the other planets, will all have a bearing on any interpretation.
The sign the Sun is in shows the direction in which we strive to realise ourselves. The Sun changes sign every month, defining your birth sign. The qualities of this sign are like adjectives, which colour our self-expression. We have to develop and perfect these qualities to truly find ourselves.
The House the Sun is in indicates the specific area in the material world in which we manifest our identity. We will identify very strongly with the practical issues that this House represents. Self-realisation comes through the matters connected with the House.
The Aspects to our Sun show psychological influences on our identity which have to be integrated in some way. Aspects indicate specific effects that modify the expression of our identity and make us unique individuals.
The Sun Key Facts
Rules: Leo
Detriment: Aquarius
Exhalt: Aries
Fall: Libra
Colours: Gold, Deep Yellow and Orange
Stones & Metals: Ruby, Diamond, Gold.
Keywords: Power, Strength, Self Expression

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Power of Eight

The number Eight is ruled by Saturn. The number Eight brings an extremely loyal, perservering, tenacious energy. Those with this number are here to gain mastery of the self. They are cool and analytic, and can be considered a master of shrewdness. They have great determination and would do well to use meditation to develop a polished, one-pointed mind, as they have capacity for great concentration.
Those with the number Eight have a strong drive to achieve, and they are a natural to succeed with organization and business. The number Eight creates a flair for material success. They have great sympathy for the oppressed, as any struggles they have endured make them compassionate toward pain in others. The number Eight brings forth a natural interest in justice and law. Those with the number Eight do well with many forms of corporate business including banking and accounting. They have some visionary abilities and are powerful when being authentic. They should guard against extreme views if they become interested in religion and tolerance toward others who may not share their beliefs should be practiced. Those with the number Eight are naturally patient and persevering.
They are willing to make sacrifices to achieve their goals, but this should not let them become arrogant toward others who are not as strong-minded. They should never underestimate the strength of their will-power and should apply it for noble purposes. Their endurance can help make the world a better place and they are capable of making a real difference in the lives of others.

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