VEDIC ASTROLOGY WITH TAMIKO FISCHER
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): Monday, October 10 at 4: 38 P.M. until
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:05 P.M. in sidereal Pisces in soft and gentle
star Revati Nakshatra.
Amavasya (New Moon): Tuesday, October 25 at 4: 45 P.M until
Wednesday, October 26 at 12: 55 P.M. in sidereal Libra in swift natured star Swati Nakshatra.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
Today’s Moon in the friendly and humanitarian star Anuradha
Nakshatra naturally encourages a collective project. Five planets
gathered in sidereal Virgo suggest a strong element of perfectionism and attention to detail.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
Venus enters Libra until October 27, where this planet of romance and affection becomes especially well-placed and encourages greater sweetness and stability in relationship.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
During this month of numerous Vedic festivals, today marks the
culmination day of Navaratri, the nine-night festival of the Goddess known as Vijaya Dashami (Victorious Tenth Lunar Day).
This is considered one of four uniquely favorable days of each
year, when major new beginnings of all kinds are especially
blessed. Among today’s various meanings: today marks the victory of goddess Durga as a demon-slayer, symbolizing the success
of our efforts at overcoming our own particular inner demons or
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
This is one of the more harsh days in early October, where the
Moon in edgy star Poorva Bhadrapada (symbolized as a two
faced man) may bring the unsettling and dreamlike experience of
walking between two worlds.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Tonight’s beautiful bright Full Moon marks the harvest festival
known as Sharad Poornima, dedicated to Lakshmi, goddess of
spiritual and material prosperity. It is believed that she grants
blessings to those who stay awake on this night, worshipping her
and fasting on milk (or milk substitutes like coconut water) kept
outside in an open vessel to absorb the cooling, calming essence
of moonlight. Ayurvedically, this intake of cooling milk serves as
a seasonal remedy and ceremonial reminder to balance one’s fiery
pitta element after the hot summer.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Saturn is in exact degree as the Sun today and hidden in solar
rays (deeply ‘combust’) throughout most of mid-October. This affliction to practical Saturn may leave us continually and perhaps
needlessly wondering if we are mature enough or working hard
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
The Sun enters sidereal Libra today: important beginnings are
traditionally avoided on days of solar ingress.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
Today’s Moon in close conjunction with determined Mars and in
the shrewd and hypnotic star Ashlesha Nakshatra (symbolized
as a coiled serpent) may bring situations that involve rushed circumstances and hidden information. This is a day to step back to
find one’s own quiet center when crossing paths with persuasive
salespeople and others who may have a strong agenda.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Today’s New Moon marks the main day of India’s major festival
Deepavali, the ‘Festival of Light.’ Puja (ritual worship), gift-giv-ing and many shining oil lamps signify the victory over darkness
within and the radiant awareness of one’s inner light.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Venus exerts a pervasive yet complex influence today, where this
planet’s themes of sensuality and luxury can easily cross a line
into tawdriness or gluttony. This is a Halloween to pause and reflect before opting for a racy costume, a major lavish purchase or
extra handfuls of chocolate. (Venus and Mercury are within one
degree apart, forming the adverse too-close conjunction known
as ‘planetary war’; Venus becomes the ‘conquering’ planet owning to higher northern latitude.)
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 September 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.