LUNATION and ECLIPSE DAYS:
The New Moon Day (Amavasya) begins the lunar month, and the
Full Moon Day (Poornima) shows the month’s unique qualities.
Poornima (Full Moon): Thursday, July 14 at 12: 14 A.M. until
11: 39 P.M. in sidereal Sagittarius in steady-natured and practical
star Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra.
Amavasya (New Moon): Friday, July 29 at 1: 34 P.M until Saturday, July 30 at 11: 40 A.M. in sidereal Cancer in gentle and light
Poornima (Full Moon): Friday, August 12 at 11: 16 A.M. until
Saturday, August 13 at 11: 57 A.M. in sidereal Capricorn in swift
Amavasya (New Moon): Saturday, August 27 at 11: 17 P.M. until
Sunday, August 28 at 8:03 P.M. in sidereal Leo in regal Magha
Partial Solar Eclipse: Friday, July 1 in sidereal Gemini at 1: 38 A.M.
PDT. Visible in the Antarctic Ocean south of Africa.
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Low energy post-eclipse influences make this an ideal day for the
grounding comfort of walking among green trees or by the ocean.
SATURDAY, JULY 2 - MONDAY, JULY 4
During this holiday weekend, on Saturday the excellent, kindhearted star Pushya Nakshatra forms a lucky combination. As the weekend progresses, influences become less stable. Ashlesha Nakshatra,
(a star associated with noxious substances and shrewd debate) occurring across Sunday and Monday suggests the need to be careful
when driving or lighting the grill and to be prepared for complex
SATURDAY, JULY 9
One of July’s most favorable days, the Moon in swift and expressive star Swati Nakshatra (associated with Saraswati, goddess of
arts, wisdom, and speech) combined with the superb tenth lunar
day is ideal for activities characterized by creativity, communication, and lightness (such as travel).
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Tonight’s Full Moon in Sagittarius marks Guru Poornima, the highly auspicious time to tenderly honor one’s spiritual teacher, the eternally clear-sighted and compassionate guide who guides the way
from the unreal to the Real.
VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITH TAMIKO FISCHER
SATURDAY, JULY 16
The Sun enters sidereal Cancer today: Important beginnings are traditionally avoided on days of solar ingress.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
The gracious star Revati Nakshatra forms a lucky combination that
supports achievement of practical tasks in a relaxed atmosphere.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
Mars and sharp Ketu (Moon’s South Node) in exact degree today
(and closely conjoined until next week) provokes impatience, irritation, or obsession that may benefit from cooling meditative practices that encourage a fresh outlook.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
Venus is deeply ‘combust’ or fully hidden by solar rays, signifying
endless soul-searching over Venus’s themes of romance, physical
appearance, aesthetic tastes, and manners, especially until August
23 while Venus is less than three degrees from the Sun.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
The Sun enters sidereal Leo today: Important beginnings are traditionally avoided on days of solar ingress.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
The mild star Revati Nakshatra occurring on today’s fifth lunar day
makes this one of August’s most favorable days, fitting for activities characterized by gentleness and sweetness. Children or animals
may serve as wise teachers today.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
Today’s eighth waning lunar day marks Janmasthami or the birthday of Sri Lord Krishna. This day favors a kirtan gathering to sing
in ecstatic devotion to the Divine or a reading of Sri Krishna’s timelessly relevant discourse The Bhagavad Gita.
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
Mars and Saturn align exactly 90 degrees apart on Wednesday, August 24, forming an angle of maximum push-pull tension. This edgy
and potentially volatile relationship affects the atmosphere both
globally and individually throughout mid to late August, suggesting tense uncertainty about whether situations require urgent bold
action or patience and restraint.
Tamiko Fischer is a practicing Vedic astrologer. She welcomes your comments
and inquiries by phone (505) 310-8929 or e-mail: Tamiko9@hotmail.com
The astrological forecast for May is based upon the Panchanga (Vedic calendar) whose five limbs include: 1. Day of the week (Vara) 2. Day in the lunar cycle (Tithi) 3. Half-day
in the lunar cycle (Karana) 4. Zodiacal position of the Moon in lunar mansion (Nakshatra) 5. Relationship between the positions of the Sun and Moon (Yoga).
Also considered are various sidereal transits and unique Panchanga combinations also called Yogas. Specific personal influences such as one’s date, place and time of birth are not
taken into consideration, thus the following information should be regarded as a general forecast based on traditional meanings. Times given are Pacific Daylight Time.