Vedic Astrology Forecast September 2019:

The New Moon in August that took place towards the very end of last month has an effect on the atmosphere during the first half of September, where here I re-post the forecast’s entry for Friday, August 30th:
The New Moon takes place this morning [of August 30th] at 6:36AM EDT in sidereal Leo in Magha Nakshatra. The planetary influences at the time of the New Moon indicate themes that will characterize the next 30 days. On this New Moon, the sign of Leo’s imperial authority is strikingly dominant, where a total of five planets assemble here. In addition to the Sun and Moon, also in Leo are Mercury, Venus and Mars. The lunar mansion of Magha Nakshatra where the Sun, Moon, as well as Mercury transit, is symbolized as a royal throne room, and like the sign of Leo, this nakshatra has meanings of authority and leadership. This lunar mansion also has connotations of ancestor worship, lineage and family duty. The month ahead may be a time of sorting out administrative or management matters in the work place, communications with the government, and experiences that require one to ‘pay respects to the king’. There may also be a jockeying for seniority that is stirred-up within a situation of an ascent to power.
Within the realm of family duty, there may be an atmosphere of hierarchy or the weight of expectations, established roles and time-honored structures.

 Wednesday, September 4:
The Moon will pass through its monthly unsteady low-point of debilitation in early sidereal Scorpio today, where the time of its deepest debilitation will be at 6:01PM EDT. This is a day that is well suited to an unhurried and simple schedule that has the breathing room to accommodate one’s own natural pace in life and possible low-energy, uneven emotions or a need for more rest.

 Saturday, September 14:
The Full Moon takes place just past midnight at 12:32AM EDT in sidereal Aquarius in Poorva Bhadrapada Nakshatra. This begins the two week period of Pitru-Paksha or ‘The Forefather Fortnight’ that lasts until the New Moon on Saturday, September 28th. This two-week period is considered a time when the boundaries between the human and spirits worlds are especially fluid, and prayers and offering to one’s departed ancestors can be readily received. Through consciously connecting with one’s clan and those who have shaped one’s own destiny in both obvious and imperceptible ways, these two weeks can become a heightened gateway to transform and heal stuck behavior or compulsions that have formed from collective ancestral patterns. Traditional prayer offerings (called tarpana or ‘satiating’) include the favorite food and drink items of those departed, mentally given and then fed to an animal or offered into an ocean or river as a practice to express thanks and bring lasting peace to one’s family and lineage.
During this time for reflecting back, it is a period to hold off on major worldly beginnings such as weddings, house-blessings or starting a business.
 (Pitri-Paksha takes place yearly during the dark half of a lunar month Bhadrapada which coincides approximately with the Fall equinox, and with the Full Moon in (or near) the lunar mansions of either Poorva Bhadrapada, or Uttara Bhadrapad, stars known as ‘The Scorching Pair’ that are symbolized as the front and back halves respectively of a funeral cot, that carry connotations of otherworldliness and the ability to walk between human and otherworldly realms.

 Tuesday, September 17:
The Sun enters sidereal Virgo: important practical beginnings are traditionally avoided on days of solar ingress.

 Sunday, September 22:
This stands out as a day when various severe planetary influences indicate an atmosphere to navigate with extra patience and care. The Moon transits the especially intense Ardra Nakshatra, a star symbolized as a tear-drop that has connotations of strong emotions, upheaval, as well as the eventual freshness and growth that are borne out of a storm. Also, this is the inauspicious 9th waning lunar day, considered to be an ‘empty’ (rikta) phase of the Moon, while the Moon is joined with shadowy and ungrounded Rahu, the lunar north node.
Saturn is within close degree of Ketu, the fiery and sharp lunar South Node, where this conjunction of two powerful malefic planets indicates a higher potential for volatile events. This planetary conjunction in Sagittarius has been in effect since March 2019 and will last until January of 2020 however this is a month when Saturn and Ketu are in very close range, most especially so at this time and throughout late September.

 Monday, September 23:
The fall equinox takes place at 3:50AM EDT. In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the start of autumn and the moment when the Sun crosses the equinox to begins its internalizing southward descent. Very generally, this downward direction is considered to coincide with the less-auspicious six months of each year.

 Saturday, September 28:
The New Moon in sidereal Virgo takes place at 2:26PM EDT in the lunar mansion of Hasta Nakshatra. This dark moon marks the final and most heightened day of the otherworldly ancestral fortnight of Pitri Paksha (see September 14th), where this a natural day for communing with spirit realms and connecting with ancestors who have departed.
The planetary influences at the time of the New Moon give an indication of themes that will characterize the next 30 days. On this New Moon, the constellation of the Virgo, a sign of purity and perfectionism, is strikingly dominant, where a total of five planets assemble here. In addition to the Sun and Moon, also in Virgo are Mercury, Venus and Mars. Virgo is one of the ‘dual’ or mutable signs, where the many planets here suggest a month ahead of situations that call for adaptability or a need to wear several hats. As a detailed-loving and potentially obsessive influence, Virgo’s pervasive traits may encourage deeper trust in one’s own path, vision and discernment, however may inhibit one from being warmly inclusive or receptive to emotional support, practical assistance or help when needed.
The lunar mansion of Hasta Nakshatra, where the Sun and Moon join, is symbolized as a hand and this star has meanings of skillfulness and dexterity, creative gifts, versatile abilities and enterprising yet sometimes grabby inclinations.
Also today, Saturn and Ketu are less than one degree apart. Ketu is the sharp and fiery the lunar south-node. These two severe influences remain very close together until late-October. Saturn, the responsible planet of work-ethic and duty, acquires Ketu’s laser-beam effects through their conjunction, which suggests a highly focused or fixated attention towards practical duties and tasks. Ketu’s influence naturally supports a detail-oriented view that may also involve some form of pairing-down or deconstruction. From the Moon, Saturn sits four houses away, a house that governs property, fixed assets and matters of residence, which may be an area of life where Saturn’s purposeful effects play out in the month ahead.  

 Sunday, September 29:
Today’s first waxing lunar day in the lunar month of Ashwin marks the start of the time of Navaratri (‘The Nine-Nights’). This is a major festival to the Goddess in Her three forms that make up the trinity known as the Tridevi (‘The three goddesses’) that is formed by Durga, the who embodies the triumph over inner and outer demons through steadfastness and courage; Lakshmi, the goddess of splendor, abundance and beauty, and Saraswati, the goddess of flowing wisdom, creative expression and communication. Each form of the Divine Mother represents a distinctive cornerstone of inner and outer achievement and perfection in one’s own life journey. In India, this major festival is celebrated through a diversity of centering observances, prayers and daily fasting, gift-giving and feasting that vary in their emphasis among various regions.



Jupiter Enters Scorpio in October 2018:

This month Jupiter the Great Benefic planet changes signs on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to enter sidereal Scorpio until November 4, 2019. As the planet of abundance, wisdom, and overall blessings, the house that coincides with the sign of Scorpio in one's individual birth chart receives a gracious planetary boost for the next one year. To offer a general overview as to how Jupiter's transit may play out for each rising sign (ascendant), please read on. If you don’t know your Vedic ascendant (a primary consideration), then you can instead read from your Vedic Sun sign, since this functions as an alternate ascendant that is especially revealing of one’s public life, profession as well as physical health. In Vedic astrology, the Ascendant, Sun and Moon signs all provide interrelating layers of important information. Remember that Vedic astrology uses the sidereal Zodiac that is based on the backdrop of the fixed stars, instead of the western Tropical zodiac that is based on the seasons.

The dates of the Vedic Sun sign are here as follows (approximately, give or take a day or so depending on your exact birth year):

April 13- May 13 (Aries)

May 14 – June 13 (Taurus)

June 14 – July 15 (Gemini)

July 16 – August 15 (Cancer)

August 16 – September 15 (Leo)

September 16-October 15 (Virgo)

October 16 –November 14 (Libra)

November 15 – December 14 (Scorpio)

December 15 – January 12 (Sagittarius)

January 13 – February 11 (Capricorn)

February 12 – March 13 (Aquarius)

March 14 – April 12 (Pisces)


ARIES: Jupiter's transit through the deeply transformative yet intense 8th house may bring gains that come from unusual or secret sources like inheritance or receiving gifts with complex strings attached. There may be radical acts of free-thinking independence, and secretive or possibly controversial interests (like in shamanism, the occult or psychic development). As the house of the sub-conscious mind, this 8th house transit may also give an attraction to psychotherapy or unearthing the very roots of what makes one tick.

TAURUS: Jupiter's transit through the 7th house of romantic relationship and marriage encourages a love-interest commitment or may bring clearer discernment and more sensitivity in relationship, and this transit may improve the life situation of one's spouse in various ways. This is also a house of general one-to-one partnership, where this transit encourages business partnership and colleagues. For those who work intimately with others in fields such as counseling or other one-to-one therapeutic work, this transit encourages healing potential for clients and patients, as well as encourages natural suitability with them.

GEMINI: Jupiter's transit takes place through the 6th house of service work, daily habits, tests of endurance and efforts to improve one’s station in life. This influence may bring uniquely fitting opportunities to be of caring service to others and new capacity to face life’s challenges with patience, enthusiasm and compassion for all. Those in healing, health care or social work professions may especially benefit professionally from this transit. There may be the welcome reversal of a nagging life situation or chronic health condition that is born out of new steadfast resolve to overcome unproductive tendencies, as this transit encourages fresh and welcome understanding of the smaller daily routines or attitudes that have shaped a bigger life situation.

CANCER: Jupiter's transit through the expansive 5th house of creativity, intellect and devotion may motivate one to be a student for the love of it. As a primary house of poorva punya or 'past-life merit', this transit encourages the expression of unique and uncanny creative gifts that may have been cultivated over lifetimes. This is also the house of children, where Jupiter's transit may support fertility, benefit one's young ones or enhance one's relationship with them. It is also a house of financial speculation, which may give an opportunity or desire to invest money in stocks or other forms of taking a gamble.

LEO: Jupiter’s transit through the 4th house of one's environment, land, home (and other fixed assets) as well as vehicle related matters may bring changes in this area in the form of a possible move, gain, or significant home improvements. Among one's other family members, this transit is over the house of one’s mother, where either this person’s life situation or the relationship with her may undergo a transformation.

VIRGO: Jupiter through the 3rd house of short travels, uprooting and enterprising energy may take one to new locations on trips, and give one the opportunity and personal drive to learn a new set of practical skills, especially those that involve manual technique, such as playing musical instruments or painting. Also, this may be a good transit for those who are writers, and also for those in technology professions this transit may be professionally fortunate. Among various family members, this transit may also generally benefit one's siblings (especially those younger).

LIBRA: Jupiter rules the 2nd house, whose various meanings include speech, food and money. This transit encourages more eloquent and conscious communication, fitting improvements to one's diet, nicer personal belongings, and the inspired building of prosperity. The 2nd house also governs ancient wisdom that was originally passed down verbally, where one may become committed to studying a subject that has a strong sense of lineage and tradition. With the house of speech empowered, there may be a natural tendency to speak up freely with greater clarity and discernment.

SCORPIO: Jupiter's transit over the 1st house of the physical self imparts stronger personal autonomy and direction, and this transit may increase overall vitality, help stabilize a health condition, support enthusiasm, confidence, and impart a deeper maturity and a clearer sense of individuality. The 1st house represents the chart’s owner and is a microcosm of the whole chart, so this transit may be beneficial in numerous ways.

For those with the Moon in Scorpio: while this transiting effect might seem quite counter-intuitive, the transit of Jupiter over the house of the natal Moon itself is one of the fewer instances where this is actually regarded as one of the less-favorable transiting placements of Jupiter.

SAGITTARIUS: Jupiter's transit takes place over the 12th house that governs places of retreat or seclusion, foreign travel, the ego’s death, and expenditures of all kinds. This may bring necessary and desirable endings, bring financial spending under control through simplification, and may give a needed and deeply meaningful stepping away from the main-stream world. Those who work in fields that involve hospitals, monasteries, spas, or regular foreign travel may especially benefit professionally from this transit. Since Jupiter governs the 4th house of residence for this ascendant, this transit gives a higher probability of a move or travel.

CAPRICORN: Jupiter's transit over the abundant 11th house of gains and wealth, and friends and community brings more potential to feel more socially connected, to be drawn to big group projects, and to fulfill one's strongest worldly desires. For those in non-profit fields who receive professional endowments and financial grants this transit may be especially helpful. This is the house of one's older sibling, where this family member also receives overall benefit from this transit, which may improve the relationship with them of this person’s life situation.

AQUARIUS: Jupiter's transit through the 10th house of profession and public life is likely to breathe new life and opportunity as well as creativity into one's work life, bring more luck to interactions with the general public, more protection to one’s reputation, and may bring new avenues for professional networking and promotion. This is a year to step into greater personal authority. Also, since Jupiter governs the financial 2nd house for this ascendant, there may be a pay-raise at work, or the start of receiving incoming for a work project.

PISCES: Jupiter's transit through the 9th house of wisdom, ethics, higher education, pilgrimage, teachers, and general Grace encourages noble undertakings motivated by a sense of dharma (or one's most innately suitable path of right action). This transit facilitates greater proximity to spiritual teachers or clarity around spiritual practice. Also, for those working in fields of higher education, this transit may be especially professionally favorable. Among one's family members, the 9th house governs one's father, where he may generally benefit this year, or this relationship becomes more significant.