astrology feb 2012
VEDIC ASTROLOGY BY SAM GEPPI
Themes for the month of February include:
practicality, sensitivity, and service.
The Moon is exalted in Taurus along with Ketu, the combination creates a deep sense of fulfillment and connection
yet with something of a critical nature. This can be helpful
for seeing beyond the nature of material or personal prosperity and happiness toward something more long-lasting
and eternal. These are also good days for making purchases and acquisitions.
The Full Moon in Cancer harmonizes a deep sensitivity and
compassion with the more rational and practical life lessons
we are learning now (which began with the New Moon in
Capricorn on January 23, 2012). The Full Moon occurs
in Aslesha Nakshatra, ruled by Sarpa (the Serpent King)
and fleet-footed Mercury. This Nakshatra is called "the en-twiner" as it reveals where we can become tangled up in
our emotional attachments. Yet these emotional entanglements are what maintain our bonds with our family and
other loved ones.
We need the speed, flexibility, humor, and precision of
Mercury to know what to hold onto and what to let go
Venus is exalted on this Full Moon, which brings a high
level of diplomacy and creativity into the following weeks.
Saturn also turns retrograde on this day. We will be rethinking our long-term goals for the next several months
Moon and Mars conjunction in Leo uncovers a fiery and
individualistic mindset. We need to be careful not to bite
each others' heads off on these days and instead channel
that passion into our own practices and personal growth.
The Sun enters Aquarius. For the next 30 days this combination creates a focus on service and humanitarian causes.
During this time, using our individual strengths toward a
greater good will naturally feel like the right thing to do.
Moon is Debilitated with Rahu. This can stir up emotional
obsessions and distortions, especially with interpersonal
relationships. These are not good days to "process" difficult situations with others, especially if you are feeling
victimized. Just let it go.
Moon in Sagittarius is aspected by Jupiter and Saturn. The
double aspect of Jupiter and Saturn brings hope (Jupiter)
and determination/effort (Saturn) together which elevates
our sense of purpose, meaning, and goals (Sagittarius).
These are excellent days to dedicate to spiritual teachings,
especially of a traditional nature. Connect your mind to the
cosmic mind at this time.
New Moon in Aquarius. The Sun and Moon come together
in Aquarius, unifying intention (the Sun) and feeling (the
Moon), toward large cultural and social themes (Aquarius).
Making peace with the nature of the world, with all its ups
and downs, and winners and losers is the big lesson of the
next month. Dedicating our individual selves to a higher
purpose within this lesson will be very rewarding. The path
of service will be important.
This new Moon is aspected by Mars in retrograde motion,
which may be bringing some doubts about our path forward. It may feel like one foot on the gas and one foot
on the brake, which of course can be frustrating. Let this
frustration instigate more discipline in your life, rather than
more arguments with those you are convinced are making
Venus is still exalted, as it was on the Full Moon, continuing a theme of creativity and focus on justice, beauty and
order. If you put forth sincere effort toward helping others,
or creating a more beautiful and humane world, you will
feel both cooperation and grace flowing now.
Moon joins exalted Venus in Pisces. These should be some
of the most devotion-filled days of the year. The Moon rules
the heart and is joined Venus in Pisces, where we can feel
a connection to the highest form of beauty - The eternal
self. All forms of beauty and pleasure can lead to peak experiences. This includes music, creativity, lovemaking, you
Moon joins Jupiter in Aries. This aspect of the sparks the
fires of inspiration: Study the highest teachings now with
enthusiasm and passion. What are you waiting for, anyway?
Sam Geppi is an internationally respected Vedic astrology teacher. For free Vedic
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