Mercury Retrograde and Saturn in Sagittarius

Mercury Retrograde an astrological phenomenon that has become notorious for missed connections, miscommunications, malfunctioning electronics, travel snafus, fender benders, etc. Among these seeming drawbacks and headache-inducing circumstances, however, Mercury Retrograde periods are also a time when greater awareness and mindfulness are employed, with rich potentials for inner reflection, slowing down, and resting. The themes that are encouraged now can be anything beginning with ‘re,’ during this RE-trograde period: Re-organize, reflect, relax, re-communicate, re-prioritize, rewind, etc. It is a time when it is highly beneficial to plan on turning inward to pause and take stock of all the tremendous growth and evolution that has been happening within and all around each of us. It is generally not a good time to start a brand new project, make impulsive purchases, or sign a new contract. The astrological thinking is that decisions made at this time will dramatically alter once Mercury turns direct and especially after escaping its shadow.

Mercury stations retrograde on December 2nd at 11:34pm (pacific time) at 28º of Sagittarius, conjoined with conservative Saturn, suggesting the “slowdown effect” of this retrograde is even more palpable and dramatic, even before the moment of exact. The Great American Solar Eclipse last summer, on August 21st, was at 28º of Leo, which therefore remains a sensitive zodiacal degree. Any major configurations, such as Mercury stationing in trine with this degree, will activate the themes and lessons we each are working with from that time – you may wish to think back now on what happened for you during and since August 21st. Mercury is in a weakened state in the sign of Sagittarius, and is also “out of bounds” when it stations, suggesting that this retrograde period is more unpredictable than others. This could be reflected in our personal experiences in the form of reckless thinking, outdated mental patterns running amok, tendencies to “act out,” or higher chances for mishaps in commuting or traveling. It may be wise to employ an extra dose of mindfulness and care when communicating and getting from here to there.

Nebulous Neptune also has a strong influence in the configurations, since Mercury makes a nearly exact quintile aspect to Neptune at the time of its station, as well as there being a trine to Neptune from Jupiter in Scorpio. This indicates potential trials regarding our ability to be with uncertainty, and a magnification of how well (or not) we’ve been adapting to the rapidly changing times in which we live. Neptune can create a sort of “fog” where thinking becomes unclear or confusion arises, and especially in this whopper of a combination with stationing Mercury and Saturn. This is not a good time to make big, life-changing decisions, and if confusion does arise the invitation is to be accepting of and present with yourself and your situation just as it is. Neptune also brings in the spiritual dimension, asking us to apply loving awareness to the places inside of ourselves that needs it most, and to see the miraculous and divine in everything—even the swirl of discomfort or confusion.

We have a very interesting dynamic emerging between Mercury and Saturn as the retrograde progresses. Saturn is traveling through the final degrees of Sagittarius, after having spent the last three or so years there, signaling a “wrapping up” of the themes brought about by Saturn in Sagittarius. Some of these themes include bringing more focus to learning, conducting ourselves more responsibly in terms of our beliefs and spirituality/religion, feeling stifled or less able to expand as freely, or learning how to explore within appropriate boundaries. Saturn will then move into the sign of his own of rulership, Capricorn, on December 19th, where the environment is much more conducive for his serious and productive nature. Mercury is not at his best in Sagittarius, and since it begins with Saturn and then travels backwards from 28º all the way to 13º Sagittarius, this invites us to look back at the more challenging Saturn in Sagittarius themes that have been cropping up in our life since late 2014. What have you learned about your relationship to spirituality, beliefs, religion, or dogma? What lesson have you received about the themes of responsibility versus free-wheeling? Commitment versus keeping your options open? Following your head versus following your heart? Have you found ways to synthesize seeming opposites into useful actions and ways of being in your life? You may wish to look at your own chart and examine where Sagittarius falls in your natal chart, and what planetary placements you have there. (If you like, you can see your birth chart with a free membership here.) This retrograde is an opportunity to pause and take inventory and harvest the lessons that really resonate and work for you, and also to allow that which is not helpful to gently be released and fall away.

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Saturn in Gandanta –

The Gandanta (‘End-of-the-Cheek’) portions of the nakshatras form another class of sandhi which Jyotish finds inauspicious. These portions are the last 3 degree and 2o’ of Ashlesha, Jyeshtha and Revati and the first 3 degrees and 20′ of Ashvini, Magha and Mula. Ganda means ‘cheek’ and/ or ‘the whole side of the face including the temple’, which makes the Gandanta segments the ‘junctures’ of the celestial faces that look down upon us. Gandanta is particularly inopportune because it is a double sandhi, a juncture of two rashis as well as two nakshatras. Grahas located at these points are very weak, and indicate major problems in the native’s life unless the grahas involved are strengthened by appropriate remedies. Jupiter in Gandanta point especially between jyeshtha and mola nakshatra – chart of psychics, tarot reader, paranormal and astral planes
gandanta point in Pisces – Going into spiritual transpormation especiaillt during the Mahadasha of planet that is situated in the gandanta point – There is an issue here that you need to untangle it – it untangles your karma – so that all the dirts can flow – heavy transformation that people go through – certain spritual people In Asleshsa point – person can experience all material things, all achievements- so person not able to enjoy all material comforts- so feel tangled and then transformation can occur – planets transiting the nakshatra point – can bring about the transformation
The Pisces/Revati and Aries/ Ashwini Gandanta shows the ending of one cycle of soul growth and beginning of it’s next stage. This is the level that the inner self begins it’s journey of life. Each journey implies within it an ending of a cycle. If the Moon is in the Pisces portion of the Gandanta, it relates to ending experiences, where the soul has reached it’s full maturity at the present level of soul growth and it’s ready to move onto another cycle of life where a different set of issues will confront him. In the Aries/ Ashwini portion of Gandanta, here the soul is connected to the past life but knows it is at the threshold of another. This creates confusion and powerful influences which are at times difficult to understand. Is this an old experience you are living through or there are fresh encounters to undertake. Moon’s position in this juncture reveals a past life connection which is strong.
The Cancer/ Ashlesha and Leo/ Magha Gandanta is where the soul endings it’s search and now finally moves towards it’s full involvement into material life. The Cancer/ Ashlesha stage is where the search in the experience of life is complete. Psychological changes happen. The ruling deity of Ashlesha is Naga – the wise serpents. At this stage there is the shedding of the skin to grow another one. This experience which changes the mind and the psyche can be extremely painful but it is necessary for the soul to grow into another dimension. At the Magha/ Leo stage, the soul is finally getting ready to experience life at a material level. This is a junction point, therefore the intellectual changes which it has already experienced at the Cancer/ Ashlesha level are still very strong. There is again the connection to the past life here. Scorpio/Jyeshta and Sagittarius Mula Gandanta is the most difficult one as it moves the inner soul towards it’s final direction towards merging with the universal consciousness. This is the stage where the material ties are being shattered and the soul realises it’s true spiritual direction. This is where the maximum churning of the inner emotions take place. Even when the soul recognises it’s path towards it true nature, it fights against it. This is never an easy task. It creates many psychological or physical blocks that need to be tackled with great maturity. At the Scorpio/ Jyeshtha stage, the is immense churning of the inner emotions, this is where material sheaths break up and it leads to an inner change. if there is a resistance to a change then it makes it very difficult for the person. On a material level this can be unfortunates whereas on a spiritual level it leads towards activating your Kundalini or latent power. At the Mula/ Sagittarius stage, the soul recognises it has to change and in many ways it already has. But it still remains ties to it’s past life and it’s earthly needs which Moola which means the root suggests. This roots is buried in the ground or in deep material realms and it need to break the outer crust of earth to reach towards it’s higher potential.

What happens if you have moon in twelfth house

Moon is the celestial queen of the zodiac and karaka for mind and mother. Moon exalts in Taurus and owns Cancer. It is a feminine planet. Moon is exaltation/own house not afflicted, gives auspicious results to the native. Moon gives the following results in twelve houses. moon gives the following results in twelve houses.
First house – The natives with Moon’s placement in lagna have a beautiful body, whitish complexion, fatty disposition, social and educated. They are loved by opposite sex, moderate height and wavering mind and are good communicators.
Second house – Moon’s placement in second house makes one handsome, intelligent, poetic and diplomatic, the natives will earn well, magnetic personalities, beautiful eyes and respected by others.
Third house – Moon in third house makes one thin, intelligent and unscrupulous. They also become educationists, travelers, active and adulterated. They also have strong mind.
Fourth house – The natives will be sakillful and like perfumes. They are well dressed, polite with good manners, highly educated, rich, successful and very happy relations with mother. They are knack in getting the things done by others.
Fifth house – Moon in fifth house makes one intelligent, diplomatic and achieves high position. They gain through agriculture, breaks in education and have qualities of showmanship. They get beautiful spouse.
Sixth house – Moon in sixth house makes one sickly, illicit relations with window, poor and alcoholic. They are short tempered though intelligent, submissive to opposite sex and lazy with lot of enemies. They are trouble by cousin/co-borns.
Seventh house – Moon in seventh house makes one narrow minded, jealousy and passionate. They are fond of opposite sex, lacks  maternal happiness, engaged in several activities. They will have a beautiful husband / wife. They are sociable and successful entrepreneurs.
Eighth house – Moon in eighth house makes one lean, thin and unhealthily. Longevity to mother is questionable. Hot temperament, bad eye-sight, kidney problems and unsteady mind. They tend to get diseases easily.
Ninth house – Moon’s placement in ninth house makes one healthy, active, majestic and popular. They are well read, religious, devotional, wealthy with good children. They are founders of charitable institutes. They acquire immovable property, agricultural lands and travelers. They also acquire knowledge in occult sciences.
Tenth house – Tenth house placement of Moon makes a native diplomatic, bold, skillful, achieves high positions. They have many friends and success through them. They are wealthy, long life and active, owners of religious institutes. They help others and in turn helped by them.
Eleventh house – Moon’s placement in eleventh house makes one educated, artistic and influential. They have many children and many friends. They are philanthropic, cultured, donors with many principles. They get helps from opposite sex.
Twelfth house – Moon’s placement in twelfth house makes one poor, narrow minded, weak, deceived by others and solitary. They face troubles while traveling in foreign countries. The natives will have deformed body.
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Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas

The doshas derive from the Five Elements and their related properties. Vata is composed of Space and Air, Pitta of Fire and Water, and Kapha of Earth and Water. A person with a predominantly Vata constitution will have physical and mental qualities that reflect the elemental qualities of Space and Air. That is why Vata types are commonly quick thinking, thin, and fast moving. A Pitta type, on the other hand, will have qualities reflective of Fire and Water, such as a fiery personality and oily skin. A Kapha type will typically have a solid bodily frame and calm temperament, reflecting the underlying elements of Earth and Water.

The doshas are dynamic energies that constantly change in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, the foods we eat, the seasons, and any other sensory inputs that feed our mind and body. When we live into the fulfillment of our individual natures, we naturally make lifestyle and dietary decisions that foster balance within our doshas. When we live against our intrinsic natures, we support unhealthy patterns that lead to physical and mental imbalances.

If the proportion of doshas in your current state is close to your birth constitution, then your health will be vibrant. A divergence between these states, however, indicates a state of imbalance. Vikruti is the term used to describe this imbalanced deviation away from prakruti.

In total, there are three primary doshic states:

Balanced: All three doshas are present in their natural proportions; also referred to as “equilibrium.”
Increased: A particular dosha is present in a greater-than-normal proportion; also referred to as an “aggravated” or “excess state.”
Decreased: A particular dosha is present in a less-than-normal proportion; also referred to as a “reduced” or “depleted state.”

Of the three states, the increased or aggravated state leads to the greatest number of imbalances. Such imbalances can arise from any number of influences, including following a dosha-aggravating diet or, more generally, carrying too much stress in life. You can initiate a restoration of balance, however, when you begin to understand both your unique constitutional make-up and how to harmonize your internal environment and its needs with the external world.

We are most susceptible to imbalances related to our predominant dosha. If you’re a Pitta type, for example, you may experience heartburn (a common Pitta disorder) after eating spicy foods. The key to remember is that like increases like, while opposites create balance. By simply choosing cooling or more alkalizing foods, you can avoid heartburn, while also supporting your underlying make-up.

Ayurveda offers specifically tailored recommendations for every individual, ranging from general lifestyle changes to the treatment of dis-ease (literally, an imbalance within our natural state of “ease”). For this reason, Ayurveda can truly be called a system of individualized health care, something remarkably different from the Western model’s “one-pill for all” approach. Since the doshas are used to detect imbalances before the manifestation of dis-ease, Ayurveda is also a complete system of preventative medicine.

7th House Lord Placed in 12th house – Effects of the same

7th house belong to life partner or wife and 12th house belong to expense so 7th house Lord in 12th house indicating native wife may be expensive in nature or native may have to expense on matters relating to wife. It may also indicating expense through wife. As sage suggested native may be miser but wife is expensive.

7th house Lord placed in 12th house which is a dussthan and 7th house is a marak house so its Lord placed in 12th house indicating 7th house Lord gaining its marak capacity as results of improving evil nature of 7th house. So a ill placed 7th house may cause death of wife. Otherwise wise it is indicating wife may be Sicky and suffering from disease. If this combination is marak for native then it cause death of native in hospital, or during traveling or in a place which is very far away from birthplace because 7th house and 12th house both is belong to Travel House and forigen land. It may also cause dispute with wife or separation with wife. 12th house belong to foreign and 7th house belong to wife so it may possible wife may be from far away place or from other cultures or other circumstances. It may also possible wife may be from lower standard or have low quality regarding morality.

7th house belong to kaam house(Sexual enjoyment) and 12th house is Moksh house (pleasure). so as it is making 6th-8th relationship so it may indicating native don’t have so much satisfaction regarding his Sexual pleasure or having cause imbalance in Sexual relationship. So it may cause unsatisfactory relationship with his wife ( if 7th Lord is Venus or Venus is in 12th house results may be good regarding Sexual relationship because Venus is excellent in 12th house of kalpurush). Native may inclination towards establish relationships with other women which may be from bad culture or having immoral status in society. It may also cause more than one marriage although native haven’t marriage happiness.

12th house and 7th house both are travel House so 7th house Lord in 12th house may cause travel to a forigen country or lives in forigen place. As 7th house is bhavat bhavam of 10th house regarding profession so native may go forigen for his live hood. Native may have financial crisis or may be poor. According to sage it may cause native may doing business of clothes for his live hood.

12th house belong to sleeping as its occupy 8th house Lord from own house so it may cause problems related to sleeping so native may be facing sleeplessness. Native may have not good habits regarding fooding.

When 7th Lord with 12th Lord in 12th house it may cause both lives in forigen country or traveling to forigen place. Native may be gets spiritual inclnation. If not well placed then both couples involving in immoral acts depending on planet natural significant.



Vedic astrology uses primarily the sidereal zodiac (in which stars are considered to be the fixed background against which the motion of the planets is measured), whereas Western Astrology uses the tropical zodiac (the motion of the planets is measured against the position of the Sun on the Spring equinox) free Vedic astrology reading Shows us this difference that becomes noticeable only over time, after the course of several centuries, as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Synchronically, the two systems are identical, with just a shift of the origin of the ecliptic longitude by about 22 degrees or days, resulting on the placement of planets in the previous sign in Western charts about 70% of the time.

Venus and Women

Planet Venus represents wife or girlfriend in the men chart. In women birth chart Jupiter represent husband and Mars represents boyfriend because women life is different than men life.

Women are more complicated emotionally as compared to men. In society role of men is different than women. Due to this factor women may fall in love with men who is charming, masculine and handsome but these things can not fulfill the necessities of life therefore women marry men who can provide support and security in life. But for men this is opposite, they only want love from a women therefore for them girlfriend and wife are the same, because of this reason planet Venus rule both girlfriend and wife in a men chart or life.

Venus in Aries: If a man have his Venus in Aries he may attract a women who is very independent, aggressive ,stronger, very goal oriented, athletic in physics, very competitive in nature. This women is very impulsive in love, sexy and individualistic in nature. She is very adventurous and like to travel. They get a wife who motivate them in their life and dominating.

Venus in Taurus: If a man have his Venus in Taurus he may attract the women who is sensual, beautiful, and have nice voice. This women can be very demanding in luxurious things, stubborn, simple, practical and like to eat good food. They get a woman who is loyal in relationship and give security to them financially. These men purse women who are rich.

Venus in Gemini: If a man have his Venus in Gemini he may attract a women who is very talkative, intellectual, creative, fun loving and lively in relationship. They get a woman who like to write, very pleasant in talking, charming and expert in doing hand work like sewing etc. here  man get women who is very smart and very active in household work.

Venus in Cancer: If a man have his Venus in cancer he may attract a women who is very beautiful, emotional, sensitive, very social and can love them like mother. they get a women who like to nurture, cook, taking care for them. the women very good in taking care of kids. they get women very artistic in nature.

Venus in Leo: If a man have his Venus in leo he may attract the women who is very royal, extravagant, like to dress well, and attention seeking. the women very creative she can be model, in acting, and can be in fashion designing. the women can be public figure like in politics, kind of selfish and only about herself only. Here men need to be careful when they are choosing women in their life because here women want lot of appreciations and importance in a family..


Venus in Virgo: If a man have his Venus in Virgo he may attract the women who is very criticizing in relationship. although the women may be very intelligent and clean in habits but she complain a lot about everything, and in love if someone criticizes no one like this. the men should be careful in choosing women because the women may get very unromantic in love.

Venus in Libra: If a man have his Venus in Libra he may attract the women who is very balanced in relationship. the woman very romantic, hostile, nice in nature, and like to decorate the home. the women is good in all type of relationship, she makes harmony and peace at home. the men is lucky to have Venus in Libra.

Venus in Scorpio: If a man have his Venus in Scorpio he may attract the women who is very unpredictable, dramaful in emotions and very deep in relationship. the women can be very possessive, suspicious and very investigative mind into the relationship and love. Here the men get a woman who is in mysticism of life and kind of mysterious.

Venus in Sagittarius: If a man have his Venus in Sagittarius he may attract the women who is very philosophical, religious, spiritual and may be of different culture or religion. they get a woman who is very interested knowing about the different culture of the world. she like to mix with all kind of people.

Venus in Capricorn: If a man have his Venus in Capricorn he may attract the women who is very cold , conservative and backward in thinking. the women is very unromantic in relationship.they get a woman who is very structured and organized in nature. the women can be very hard working, career and reputation oriented.

Venus in Aquarius: If a man have his Venus in Aquarius he may attract the women who is very unconventional, social, friendly and eccentric type of women. the women have have universal kind of thinking these women don’t think about themselves but think about others. they get a women who think to to for the world like activist in something. here men get a woman who loves animals and peaceful.

Venus in Pisces: If a man have his Venus in Pisces he may attract the women who is very spiritual, devoted selfless, and love for all kind of type. here Venus is exalted means Venus is full potential,the men get a woman who is very loving to everyone and have good sense good sense of behavior.

By knowing Venus position a man can know about his Venus energy and wife. Any planet sitting next to Venus or aspecting will change the behavior or qualities of the planet.


Tropical vs. Sidereal Astrology

The Precession of the Equinoxes


The Earth doesn’t so much shift on its axis as it wobbles. The Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle of approximately 23.5° to the plane of the ecliptic. This tilt is what produces the seasonal variations. The Earth is also not a perfect sphere; it bulges in the middle near the Equator. This unequal distribution of mass causes the Earth to wobble around its rotational axis like a gyroscope. What this means is that the Earth’s axis makes its own rotation, with the North and South Poles slowly describing a circle around the ecliptic pole (which is the pole exactly perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic; the North and South poles, remember are tilted 23.5 degrees away from this plane). How slowly? Well, a complete cycle takes about 25,800 years. The precession can also be seen in terms of the North Star. Currently the North Pole of the Earth is aligned with the fixed star Polaris. This was not the case 3,000 years ago; and by the year 14,000 A.D., the North Star will be Vega, not Polaris.

This rotation of the Earth’s axis occurs at something like 1° every 71.5 years (about 5 seconds of arc per year). The wobble and the precession of the equinoxes were known to the Ancient Egyptians, although the first “official” discovery of it was made by an Ancient Greek astronomer, Hipparchus, who was born sometime around 190 B.C. It was noted because the Sun was in a slightly earlier position at the time of the Spring Equinox each year (as measured against the fixed stars). Because the movement slips backwards through the zodiac, it is called precession (as opposed to a forward-movement which would be called progression).

Now 1° every 71.5 years doesn’t sound like too much, but it certainly adds up over 2,000 years or so, and this is where we get into the different Zodiac systems.

The Tropical Zodiac and the Sidereal Zodiac

The ecliptic is a circle, and the thing about a circle is that it doesn’t have a beginning or an end. If you want to be able to measure something along a circle, you have to establish some sort of a reference point. The Zodiac as we know it today was first used by the Ancient Greeks over 2,000 years ago. Their year began with the Spring Equinox, and so it made sense to pick that point—that is, the point in the sky where the Sun appeared to be at the time of the Spring Equinox, as the reference point, and then divide the ecliptic into 12 equal segments from there. At the time, the Spring Equinox occurred when the Sun was in the band of the ecliptic that also included part of the Constellation of Aries. The first 30-degree division of the ecliptic was named “Aries,” and the remaining eleven segments were likewise named after the well-known and easily-recognized constellations that roughly corresponded in sequence. The Greeks never used the actual constellations to measure the positions of the planets, however, because the constellations did not divide the ecliptic into equal segments.

The type of astrology practiced at the time was entirely based on cycles. Each of the Signs of the Zodiac was associated with the type of qualities and energy that were experienced during the corresponding time of the year. The foundation of the interpretations of the Signs was seasonal. The Greeks were well aware of the precession of the equinoxes; however, as their system of astrology was based on the seasonal cycles, it did not concern them. Because this Zodiac begins with the Vernal Point, and the Spring Equinox, when the Sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of Cancer, this Zodiac is called the Tropical Zodiac, or the Seasonal Zodiac.

Although the vast majority of Western Astrologers uses the Tropical Zodiac, it is not the only Zodiac system. The Sidereal Zodiac (Sidereal = Star) does take the precession of the equinoxes into account, and rather than beginning its cycle at the point of the Spring Equinox each year, it begins when the Sun aligns with a Fixed Star in the Constellation of Aries. The Sidereal Zodiac is also known as the Fixed Zodiac.

While astrology was developing in the West, it was also developing in the East. Hindu astrology, called Vedic astrology or Jyotish astrology has always used the Sidereal Zodiac. Jyotish astrology has an entirely different set of techniques and interpretations for the signs and planets. The fundamentals may be the same as in Western Astrology, but the similarity ends there.

In the 1930’s, Cyril Fagan began to advocate using the Sidereal Zodiac in Western Astrology, rather than using the Tropical Zodiac. Although definitely in the minority, there are many astrologers who practice Western Sidereal Astrology, using basically the same interpretations for the signs and the planets, but an entirely different measurement system. Currently, the difference between the Tropical Zodiac and the Sidereal Zodiac is about 23°. What this means is that the Spring Equinox, which occurs at 0° of Aries (Tropical) actually occurs at about 7° of the Sidereal Sign of Pisces. Because no one can agree as to the exact location of the start of the Constellation of Aries, and therefore to the point where the Sidereal Zodiac would begin, the Sidereal Zodiac is calculated backwards from the Vernal Point, using one of many different ayanamsas.

Tropical Astrology and Western Sidereal Astrology have fundamentally different approaches to the symbolism and interpretation of the Signs. Tropical Astrology believes that the qualities associated with the signs are linked to the seasons, rather than to the fixed stars, and therefore the precession of the equinoxes and the growing difference between the Tropical Signs and the relative positions of their namesake constellations is of no consequence. Sidereal Astrologers (both Western and Eastern) believe that the qualities of the signs are not related to the seasons, but rather to the specific portions of the ecliptic as measured against the fixed stars.

With respect to the question of the accuracy of ancient charts and interpretations, we only need to remember what Zodiac system was used at the time, and keep things in context. The Western Astrological tradition, which includes the Greeks, the Europeans, the English (in the Middle Ages), and the Americans in more recent years, is based on the Tropical Zodiac. Therefore, all charts and interpretations from these times and places would be as accurate and valid today as they were then. Furthermore, the date, time and location information can be used to calculate a “modern” version of the ancient charts with no adjustments (except for the necessary conversions to translate the more ancient dates into the modern calendar).

Any charts from the Eastern tradition, however, as well as any Western Sidereal charts (post 1930’s) would require adjustments based on the precession of the equinoxes. The difference between the Tropical zodiac and the Sidereal Zodiac changes each year, and the degree of precession would have to be taken into account for the date of the chart. This would be rather nightmarish to try and calculate by hand; fortunately, most computer astrology programs that offer a Sidereal Zodiac option take this into account and can produce accurate Sidereal charts for any time or place.

A Digression: The Age of Aquarius

The precession of the equinoxes has to do with more than just the two different zodiac systems. As the equinoxes precess, they relate to the Great Ages of Man. These Ages mark different periods where significant evolutionary changes occurred. The Ages are defined by the Sidereal Sign that is the current location of the Vernal Point. Currently, the Spring Equinox (0° of Aries in the Tropical Zodiac) occurs at about 7° of the Sidereal Sign of Pisces, and we are currently very much in the Age of Pisces, where we will stay for another 150-300 years or so until the Spring Equinox precesses into the Sidereal Sign of Aquarius, which will mark the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. (Even agreeing on this definition of the “Ages” there is much dispute as to the actual year that the “Age of Aquarius” will begin. The reasons and reasoning for this aren’t terribly important to this discussion. Suffice it to say that it’s not terribly likely that any of us will still be here to witness it.)

Each Great Age is associated with a major evolutionary and cultural advancement of the species. In the Age of Gemini, language was developed. In the Age of Taurus, agriculture was discovered, and for the first time, towns, villages, and cities were formed because humans no longer needed to hunt and gather for their food and so were not required to be so nomadic. The Age of Aries ushered in wars and warfare, violence and conquest. The Age of Pisces has been dominated largely by religion, Christianity in particular, with its peculiar mixture of persecution and spiritual salvation. The general thoughts about the Age of Aquarius are that it will mark a period of enlightenment and freedom. But once again, even the most generous estimates put this off for another 100 years at least.

Peculiarity about people with Rahu Ascendant

People with Rahu ascendant have a certain mysteriousness or unpredictability around then and like shadowy Rahu, it is very hard to understand these kind of people. They carry a cloud of ambiguity and mystery around them. This can either affect people positively or negatively. These kid of people are mainly vata in their physical and mental traits with a mixture of Saturn and Venus traits that can afford them a certain unusual or dark beauty. They are generally thin in build and quick in movement with sensitive nervous and digestive systems. Their immune systems may be weak and they are more susceptible to contagious disease than other types, as well as to degenerative and nervous system disorders. they often suffer from insomnia and difficult dreams.

On a psychic or spiritual level, Rahu types are often possessed by something , whether it is another entity, curses, unfulfilled longings from past lives or simply driven by their own imagination. While they incline towards psychic, occult and astral pursuits, tehse can be dangerous for them as they have a lot of vulnerability to subtle energies. They may become mediums, do channeling or practice Tantra but are easily caught in illusions about what they do. They often have good healing pwers and a great deal of empathy and can be very devoted. While interested in astrology, they usually do better at an intuitive level as they are seldom good at calculation.

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

The correct judgment of the horoscope needs a deep understanding of planetary relationships. I believe that the application of the fundamental rules of Astrology must be based on practical observation. Whatever has been said by our sages in the classics appears to be correct for different positions of planets for different Lagna. Some astrologers have said that Jupiter in the 5th gives mostly daughters while others have said this position gives more sons and some say that there will be no son at all. This is correct if properly applied and tested, eg Jupiter in watery signs gives mostly daughters, in fiery signs, male births and very bad results for Capricorn Ascendant.

The Moon and Mars are supposed to be friends but Mars is debilitated in the Moon’s sign Cancer while the Moon is debilitated in Mars’ sign Scorpio. Jupiter and Mars are very good friends but Jupiter is debilitated in Capricorn where Mars is exalted. Mars is debilitated in Cancer where Jupiter is exalted. Mars and Saturn are inimical but Mars is exalted in Saturn sign Capricorn whereas Saturn gets debilitated in Mars’ sign Aries. Suppose the Moon is exalted in the 7th house, what results should be expected? The Moon is inimical to Venus – will it give inimical results in Taurus due to ownership of Venus or will it give the results of exaltation as Moon is exalted there? We find that mostly the Moon in Taurus in the 7th house, though the 9th lord (Bhaagyaadhipati), gives inimical results.

In the 4th house the exalted Moon shows tensions with mother. Jupiter is inimical to Venus but Venus is exalted in the sign of Jupiter, Pisces. Such planetary relationships and behavior are beyond my comprehension. I can only say that both are quite different aspects and should not be mixed up.

In my opinion it is always safer not to consider the exaltation or debilitation of planets at all. Here, we are only concerned with the relationship between Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is debilitated in Saturn’s sign Capricorn and does not give auspicious results here. On the other hand Jupiter’s placement in Aquarius, the other sign of Saturn, is very baneful while it has been described as very good in Saravali.

In early 1987, a person dealing in drugs came to me. He was born in Libra Ascendant (Chart 1) with Saturn in Lagna and Jupiter and Saturn in opposition to each other. I had found that whenever Jupiter and Saturn are opposite each other, they exchange their characteristics. On the basis of this experience I told the native that his wife should have very ordinary complexion and she must have some kind of pain in the body, like rheumatic pain or arthritis. I also told the native, Jupiter’s placement has given him a handsome physique, delightful manners, kindheartedness, sincerity, influential behavior, generosity etc. Thus Jupiter’s influence as described for his position in Lagna could be noticed in the native.