astrology nov 2012
VEDIC ASTROLOGY BY SAM GEPPI
Finding Stable Ground with Others.
The month starts off with a lot of hope and optimism as
the Moon, Jupiter, and the South Node are in Taurus. The
Moon is exalted here, bringing a more settled heart. Jupiter
connects us to teachers and greater wisdom.
We must be careful of arguments and defending our ideas
too strongly as Mars in Scorpio aspects the Moon in Gemini. Sometimes the best thing to say is nothing. Be careful of
being too defensive today.
You may be feeling more conservative than usual on Election Day here in the United States as Saturn in Libra aspects
the Moon in Cancer. Family values and financial concerns
may cause emotional stress, but this time may also connect
you to those things and people that matter the most.
Enthusiastically pursuing and defending our principles will
be easier with Mars in Sagittarius for the next five weeks. It
is not enough to believe in something, we have to put those
beliefs into practice through our daily routines. The discipline to put your teachings into practice is possible now.
Nitpicking may crescendo with Venus and the Moon in Virgo. Now is the time to cultivate appreciation for what is,
rather than look for every reason NOT to be happy. Now
is also a good time to cultivate a more beautiful home environment.
It is a good time for meditation and quiet introspection with
the Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Libra. Eclipses are intense
times, because they reveal the moments when body (Earth),
mind (Moon), and soul (Sun) line up in three-dimensional
space. At this juncture, your connections with others, maintaining healthy boundaries, and strengthening your sense
of individuality all become important. This eclipse is joined
Saturn and the Sun is currently debilitated. There may be
deep levels of self-doubt arising in your mind now and you
may want to just withdraw. Instead, go deeper into service.
Realize that your true power is eternal - and much greater
than your wavering personal confidence.
Venus is also debilitated during this eclipse which adds to
the feeling of discontent with what you have and with others in your life. Seeing beyond your own desires is the key
to happiness in life, but it may be hard to remember now.
The Eclipse happens in the Nakshatra of Swati, which is
ruled by the Vedic deity Vayu, the wind. Breathing exercises
and pranayama can be helpful in reestablishing a healthy
foundation of self.
We will experience a lot of emotional courage as well as potential restlessness when the Moon joins Mars in Sagittarius
and is aspected by Saturn. This could be quite a judgmental,
Hope and optimism return as the Moon passes through
Capricorn and is aspected by Jupiter. We may also feel a
lot of ambition and increased determination to fulfill our
goals, especially those that have to do with teaching what
we believe in.
A creative and mystical time awaits with the Moon in Pisces
aspected by Mars. There may be some strong emotions that
need to be elevated and transformed at this time. Devotional practices such as singing kirtan or attending prayer
services will be important.
A Lunar eclipse takes place with the full Moon in Taurus.
The Moon is exalted in Taurus, thus we can feel a deep connection to the heart and a profound stability at this time.
The restless emotional waters of the Moon are slowed down,
even stopped, in Taurus. This eclipsed Moon is also joined
by Jupiter, “Guru,” adding enormous hope to the picture.
As with the previous eclipse, introspection is always encouraged. Yet in this case, we may fall into a devotional space
very easily given the bright Moon joined Jupiter. Look up
in the sky this evening for a real treat, as retrograde Jupiter
will be very bright next to the eclipsed Moon (although legend has it that you are not supposed to look directly at the
Moon while it is being eclipsed).
This eclipse takes place in the Nakshatra of Kritikka, ruled
by the god Agni (Sacred Fire). Now is a good time to cut
through emotional attachment and clinging.
Sam Geppi is an internationally-respected Vedic
astrology teacher. For free Vedic astrology DVDs and
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