The Starry Times : Fires of Purification

Barbara Olsen

The spiritual fire burns bright and strong at the moment. The Sun has moved into Aries, its strongest sign, Ketu and Saturn continue their transit in Sagittarius, Jupiter is retrograding out of the early degrees of Sag and Venus has entered its exaltation sign of Pisces.

What are we seeing?

We have just seen Notre Dame, an iconic religious structure go up in flames. Religious ideologies that do not align with universal truth are already experiencing huge transformations. Jupiter is the planet that governs all aspects of religion, beliefs and philosophies. On the highest level, Jupiter leads us to following the path of Dharma – of aligning with universal, cosmic laws. Jupiter’s current movements (retrograde, gandanta) are reflecting the deep changes that are happening within the structures of society.

Jupiter has been in the star of Mula, at just 10 mins of Sagittarius – in deep gandanta. Gandanta means ‘spiritual knot’, in which the more you try to untie or unravel, the tighter it becomes. Mula nakshatra is located at the centre of the galaxy. This star connects and encourages us to keep seeking for the roots of truth. It contains potent energies, one which can be very destructive if not harnessed properly. Jupiter will move back into scorpio where we will see further dark truths that religious establishments have been hiding from the masses.
As old, outdated religious establishments give way to the future movements and a shifting of consciousness, the spiritual fire of truth burns the dead wood away. Evolution is an inherently destructive process.
As Jupiter will be channeling the deep restructuring and spiritualising forces that Saturn and Ketu are churning up in Sagittarius for the next year, we are going to see many more issues from the past come up, asking to be dealt with. Some issues will reach a resolution, others will really shake the world. It is time to awaken.

On a personal level, many people will find that their belief structures and values will be shifting. What isn’t working will be highlighted. Issues will be difficult to be ignore. The problem with belief is that, people believe in their ideas, regardless of whether or not they are actually true. This can be very destructive, as can be clearly see over the course of history, and in the current state of global affairs. The worlds’ greatest genocides and most of our problems in life are all too often a result of erroneous beliefs. This is due to the limitation of the human mind and the inability to truly understand the broad and universal aspect of our true natures, beyond the duality of the mind. The past will be knocking our doors asking for resolution this year. Face up to your responsibilities.

With Venus now exalted in Pisces, until May 11th. May the power of universal love and compassion enter our hearts and allow us to expand into our true natures as divine beings. To deny our spirituality is to deny a part of our fundamental nature and humanity. Venus is strong, and will meet and cancel (partly) mercury’s debilitation – a wonderful time for creative thinking, and the arts in general. Writers, poets, wordsmiths and painters will feel the positive vibrations of Venus and mercury.
Take care with the details as it can also promote scattered and diffuse thinking – a little like when mercury is retrograde, but overall it shouldn’t be too troublesome. Relationships can benefit from this energy too, so take extra care and do nice things with your sweetheart, and if solo, take the time to nurture and care for yourself – let go of others demands, and fill your own cup. Venus in pisces needs to learn that worlds’ problems are not their responsibility!

The Sun has begun its annual sojourn through Aries, emphasising the fresh and inspirational aspect of Fire. It is a great time to launch or think about starting a new project. Sun is the karaka (significator) of the soul – what lessons are completing, and what are you needing a fresh perspective on? Are you just recycling your experiences or are you shifting and moving on the spiral? Connect to your inner light (sun) and recognise the innate courage and strength you do have. Have to courage to ask for help when you need it.

While Saturn is still slowly plowing through Sagittarius, re-defining and re-structuring the values and beliefs that are being held, Jupiter’s transit and aspects can hopefully leverage us from old, stuck patterns, giving us the insight to see and accept our shortcomings with wisdom and equanimity and hopefully facilitating the inevitable transformations ahead with divine grace… May we all desire to seek the truth of our natures.

Have a great week ,

Love Darinka

I have studied Jyotish for a number of years and have gained so much from applying the insights and knowledge to my life. To me, life is an adventure, an exploration of the universe, self and others. If you like what you read and would like to know more about your own chart and how the planetary energies are affecting you personally, I offer consultations in person or over skype.

The Starry Times. April 2019 Energetics

Art by Nasci Posca.

There is a lot of activity this month with many energies shifting and changing … what’s in store? Read on 😉

Key Dates :

5 April – New moon Pisces.
11 April – Jupiter retrograde sag/scorpio – gandanta until 6 May.
15 April – Sun moves to Aries
16 April – Venus moves to Pisces
20 April – Full moon Libra
30 April – Saturn retrograde in sagittarius
Saturn Ketu conjunction until 25 Jan 2020

The planets reflect the cycles of life on earth. Here is a brief overview of the significations of the planets and the psyche :

Moon – mind, emotions, nurturing
Sun – soul, vitality, authority
Mercury – analytical mind, communication, travel
Venus – vehicles, spouse, relationships, business
Mars – energy, ego, ambition, pride.
Jupiter – teachers, wisdom, philosophy, children.
Saturn – structures, responsibilities, hard work, karma

Rahu/Ketu – karmic bridge linking our past lives to our our current life, and the desires that can block us our lead us to liberation.

(The outer planets are considered, but for the sake of this blog I have omitted them for now as they work on a generational level. The 7 planets plus nodes give ample information when studied from a Vedic view point)

The key to understanding how planets affect us is found in a deepening relationship to ones inner reality and truth. Our emotions, thoughts and feelings act as a barometer that can help indicate our inner state. It’s important not to judge but to detach and observe, in order to accept and transform.
A confused inner state will lead to confusing events and situations. A lack of clear boundaries with oneself will reflect in feeling like people are taking advantage of you. Inner tension, mindless activity and incessant mind chatter will also reflect in your relationships, work and environment.

5th April – New moon Pisces – Revati nakshatra

Pisces, the emotional, artistic and visionary part of the zodiac, where ideas and inspirations are born to be used at a future date. This new moon encourages us to be still and work with our feelings. Intuitive flashes may arise as well as the sense of completing some projects or stage in life. Jupiter, ruler of pisces is currently dipping into the first degrees of saggitarius, so the sense of optimism and a desire to move/change may increase, though Jupiter is currently in an insecure place, one may be feeling uncertain of which direction to move toward.

11 April – Jupiter retrograde sag/scorpio – Gandanta until 6 May.

Jupiter signifies our philosophy, beliefs, education, children, male partner, teachers, gurus and priests. Our faith in ourselves and in life will be indicated by Jupiter’s placement. Currently our faith and optimism has been challenged as Jupiter has been wading through the potent waters of scorpio, currently making a brief dip into sag, before moving back to scorpio on the 6th of May. He will return to Sag fully, by November.

Gandanta means knot, and also can mean drowning. It its the junction between water and fire signs, which are incompatible elements. However when working with these elements in our nature and psyche, we can regulate and work with these forces. Gandanta indicates karmic, knotted issues that are difficult to unravel or get tighter the more you try to force it open. Some knots can be undone, but it depends on the person and situation. This gandanta throws up questions on one’s beliefs and basic attitudes to life.

Too often, our ideas are too shallow and ungrounded, or they are based on fundamentalist/dogmatic ideologies and are too rigid, preventing the flowering of the soul. This Jupiter retrograde will shed more light into the fallacies perpetuated by religious institutions and other faith organisations. Hopefully with further breakdowns, truth can shine as a bright light, illuminating what is real and eternal.

For some, their relationship with their children may be challenged – parents need to remember that their children are not theirs, and have their own mind and spirit. Children come through you and of you but will never belong to you. Jupiter in scorpio is powerful and can reveal many secrets of the soul for those seeking. Wisdom always comes with trials.

15 April – Sun moves to Aries – Exaltation

The sun is a creator and in Aries is its exaltation sign. The fire of the sun can express itself with ease. Aries is impulsive, inspired, warm and supportive.

Aries is a future oriented sign, tending to focus on new projects before finishing the one’s at hand. With mars in taurus for the rest of the month, the naturally impulsiveness of Aries may fare better, as taurus tends to plod along and actually finish what it’s started. A good exercise for Aries dominant people is to write down your brilliant ideas to attend to in the future. In some ways, the sun moving into aries represents a new natural solar cycle – one where we can tune into and adjust to the impulses of our souls.

Are your current activities aligned with the purpose your soul has? If not, the challenges of this year may seem harder. Ambitions may feel thwarted. Sometimes all we need to do to align to our soul, is to just stop and slow down, breathe and sit still. From that place of stillness, answers arise.

16 April – Venus moves to Pisces – Exaltation

Venus in pisces can be a good time for relationships, artists and visionaries. The quality of venus in this sign gives it an altruistic quality that struggles to see anything negative in people. There is a tendency to seek and project the ideal in relationships, which is impossible for anyone to fulfill. No spouse or relationship is perfect and this is usually the source of the disappointments that pisces people can experience. With Jupiter going through an unsettled zone, this insecurity can reflect in your relationships, so, take the time to do beautiful things that honour and respect each other as well as the specialness of your union.

You may find that your desire to be in relationship changes as well. Retrograde jupiter may cause a re-evaluation of your relationships. Friday is venus’ day, the colour is white. Friday is always a good date night and time to give your attention to your loved one. Mercury will also be in Pisces, and it is normally debilitated in this sign, however is it cancelled due to Venus’s exaltation. It can still cause confusion in communications and plans, but can also find a creative solution to the problem. Venus and mercury means beautiful thinking – a wonderful time for writes and musicians or any art form that involves some kind of technicality.

30 April – Saturn retrograde in Saggitarius.
Now : Saturn Ketu conjunction –
Rejection of responsibilities OR decluttering and eliminating what is obsolete. – Will write a separate piece for this.

All retrograde energy invites us to take some measured steps backward to re-assess our direction and course of action. Life is not a continuous forward trajectory.

The major signature occurring this year is the Saturn/Ketu conjunction in Sagittarius, with the sign lord Jupiter also retrograde. What makes this particular combination so potent is that Saturn and Ketu are travelling together in a very tight conjunction for most of the year. People who are Capricorn, Aquarius or gemini rising, sun or moon will be feeling the effect quite strongly, Sagittarius rising, sun or moon will feel the energy acutely.

The key theme is the rejection of responsibilities OR decluttering and eliminating what is obsolete. Ketu separates us from things and couldn’t be a more opposite nature to Saturn. Ketu acts like mars, is firey and spiritual. With Mars joining the scene in June, things will get very intense.
Ketu is a spiritualising force. By facing the truth of a situation, without any props, we have an opportunity to move forward authentically.
The best way to use this difficult energies is to face up to the things that you would prefer not to look at.

Ignoring our duties and responsibilities is a sure way to attract trouble. I have been using this energy to declutter my life, bank accounts, follow up on details that I have been ignoring for months. It’s a good time to be very thorough with things. Don’t put it off or cut corners. Get everything up to speed, don’t over complicate your life, avoid taking on too many responsibilities. Know your limits, keep it simple, avoid starting new things, and if you absolutely must travel, make sure you are well insured, and stay in safe places. This is a very challenging energy that will test your patience. Staying humble, open and receptive will be your best allies in this time. Do the hard work now and enjoy the fruits later in the year and beyond, when the complex matrix of energies has moved apart.

Above all, be kind to yourself. As the saying goes, life may give us a cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it!

Thanks for reading,

Darinka X

I have studied Jyotish for a number of years and have gained so much from applying the insights and knowledge to my life. To me, life is an adventure, an exploration of the universe, self and others. If you like what you read and would like to know more about your own chart and how the planetary energies are affecting you personally, I offer consultations in person or over skype.

What is Astrology ? Shadow And Light Pt. 1

Many of you know that outside of massage, my other side hustle is Astrology.

I often hover somewhere in between being vocal and quiet about this aspect of my life. Mostly it is due to the awareness of the general sentiment, especially with skeptics, scientists and atheists who often dismiss astrology as some strange prehistoric pseudo science based on superstition and random animal shapes in the sky.

As someone who was always found alone, in either the library, the computer room or the science department in high school, I spent most of my teenage years contemplating the meaning of life.

I struggled to do the tasks that were set before me, because I couldn’t place their purpose in a larger picture. I also wasn’t religious, having a father who advocated I walk out of religious scripture in primary school, so I was the last person to blindly believe in randomness and some judgemental god in the sky.

I was 17 when I started exploring astrology, which began in magazines and then a free account with There, I found myself reading about myself – emotions, moods, feelings, certain events that had happened in my past (the early death of my mother was one of them).

The motivation which drove me, was to understand and discover why I do the things I do. I knew there was more to life than just the big bang, statistics and Darwin’s theory of evolution. Everywhere I went I saw intelligent design in every aspect of nature. This sent me in perpetual states of wonderment and amazement and neither pure science, nor religions would satisfy my desire to know how our phenomenal universe came to be, and how I, existed in this living, breathing, feeling, cognizant form.

After discovering yoga in my early 20’s I realised the link between the vedic sciences and astrology – and went through a process wrapping my head around the (astronomical) fact that my sun was in Aries, not Taurus. From then on it was a continually sequence of ‘aha!’ moments where the interconnectedness of events, and the patterns of life began to make far more sense than western astrological techniques could give.

Vedic Astrology is known as Jyotish. It translates as the science of light. It is light that illuminates darkness and jyotish is said to bring the light of awareness to the darkness of ignorance. With an illuminated mind, we can navigate our way through the spirals of life with clarity, consciousness compassion and most importantly, self awareness.

Vedic knowledge of India existed long before religion had a place in the world. This was, and is Yoga. (Not just the physical postures we are used to in the west). Vedic knowledge is not based on belief. It is based on the natural consequences of cause and effect. This is Karma. There is no one saying we should do this or that, we are free to choose what we will, but, we are not free of the consequences of our choices.

So we should want to make the right choices to create healthy, inclusive and productive outcomes.

It is with this philosophy that jyotish, yoga and ayurveda etc are not based on beliefs, judgements or blind faith. It is a science based on continual experiments through observation, evaluation and reflection. It is an inner experience, not an external measurement.

The human being is a vessel through which the forces of nature continually move through. By developing and tuning our relationship to these elements, we are essentially, ‘worshipping’ and respecting nature – and ourselves by extension. This is what leads us to our purpose – to evolve our consciousness and unite with the source of Life…

With Love X

Virgo Full Moon / Autumn equinox 2019

The turning of the seasons again – though with all the ups and downs with our climate it can sometimes be hard to know where the seasons begin and end. Here we are moving from summer to autumn and those who live in the northern part of the globe will be enjoying the spring unfolding.

Sydney has seen much water and rain, strongly reflecting the influence of Jupiter transiting in the gandanta position of scorpio. Gandanta loosely translates to ‘knot’ and symbolises deep karmic undercurrents that bind and knot us in certain areas of our life. This junction is always between water and fire signs, especially right at the cusp. The one between scorpio and sagittarius is the most potent. Jupiter is a positive planet bestowing wisdom and insight into the dark heart of the scorpions tail.

This Jupiterian energy is colouring much of the emotional transformations people are currently experiencing. Of course there are multiple things happening on many levels, but i am just focussing on a couple of things at a time to avoid too much info and overload 🙂

(My next piece will cover Jupiter’s journey over this sensitive junction of the zodiac)

This full moon occurs in sydney officially 21st March. It opposes the sun which is sitting @ 6 degrees of pisces in the star of uttarabhadrapada. The moon will rise @ 3 degrees virgo in the star of Uttaraphalguni

Uttaraphalguni is ruled by the Sun. It is a gentle yet firm star signifying rest and relaxation. Virgo is ruled by mercury – mercury is currently retrograde. What you see here is more thinking where there needs to be more feeling. The moon is uncomfortable in mercury signs because the watery, boundless motion of the moon needs freedom to explore and express the tides of its emotions. In virgo it can get too wrapped up in analysing its emotions, nitpicking on the details and getting far too lost in emotional reactions. The retrograde of mercury can amplify confusions and create too much mental analysis of situations. Just let it go. Things will work out. Make your plans, but be open to change. Hakuna Matata!

Water is a perfect remedy this full moon. If you are lucky to live by the ocean go and sit and watch to moonrise (esp here in sydney) – it will be a good balm to the spirit. The water is super warm atm (23 degrees – I just checked 😉 so jump in and float! The sea is always ready to welcome us and clear our burdens.

Our emotions are the key to our evolution on earth – energy in motion; keep it moving, keep it flowing. This is why people with moon in scorpio or with lots of fixed energy in their charts, can sometimes seem like sticks in the mud – their energies get trapped, pooling in crannies of the psyche, unable to shift the stagnancy. This is what leads to aches and pains in the bodies, anything from mild headaches to phantom pains in the joints to more serious conditions.

So, this full moon and equinox, let yourself really feel, and notice if your thinking mind is trying to make an evaluation over your emotional responses. Allow yourself to observe whatever comes up, receive it with curiosity, not condemnation. Perhaps you may try to follow the threads and discover the roots of these unstable emotions.

The equinox is where the day and night are of equal length (which is actually today, the 20th march). We can harmonise our inner landscape, our inner sun and moon, the day and night, light and dark…observing and reflecting on the ever changing tides, movements and seasons of our being.

Remember that, to feel is to be human, and as we continue on the spiral paths we are on, connecting deeply to our humanity is the most direct way to express our spirituality …

Please leave any comments or questions below, and for a detailed personalised reading feel free to send me an email or make an appointment via my website.

Much Love to you all,
Darinka X

The Starry Times – Rahu & Ketu 2019

Hi, welcome to the next edition of The Starry Times.
Today i will just cover a little more detail on the shift of the lunar nodes:

  • Rahu and ketu, the north and south node of the moon have moved out of capricorn and cancer, and have now fully moved into gemini and sagittarius.
  • Mercury is halfway through its first retrograde of the year.

What can we expect with Rahu in Gemini and Ketu in Sagittarius?

What are Rahu and Ketu?

Rahu is the north node of the moon. It is the point where the moon crosses the earth’s ecliptic.

The lunar nodes are shadow planets that largely affect us on the psychological level. They indicate the desires of the ego that take us closer to truth or further into delusion. Rahu and Ketu are the celestial serpents who symbolise the endless desires that keep us trapped in perpetual cycles of attraction and aversion, binding us to the temporal nature of the physical dimension. Rahu is the serpent without a body, and is said to be similar to saturn in its effect.

Ketu is directly opposite rahu, and is the body without a head. It is similar to mars in its nature and functioning and links us to our past lives and residual karmic issues. Together they form a polarity, yet we can make a bridge between the lessons of the past and potential of the future. Ketu separates and detaches us from people, situations, places and things and can indicate spirituality, moksha and self realisation. Gains given by the nodes are not without personal losses and sacrifice on some level.

Gemini and Sagittarius are ruled by mercury and jupiter respectively. This is the axis of the higher and lower mind. The rational and analytical mind focuses on the details, perfection and logical pathways. The higher mind looks for the big picture, understanding the nature and essence behind things, the wisdom and knowledge that comes with lived experience.

Rahu will experience a lot of flux during it’s transit through gemini as it is governed by the ever changing mercury. Mercury takes on the energy of the sign its placed in, and any aspects or conjunctions it receives. Gemini is a youthful, intellectually curious and moveable sign

The advent of new technologies come to the fore over the next year and a half. The power of communication for good or ill will be highlighted. As mercury (which rules gemini) has been retrograde since march 6th and rahu/ketu shifted on march 9, we have had a bumpy ride in regard to our thinking, plans, ideas and communications.

A lot of people have experienced the creative side to the bumps, perhaps exploring new ways to communicate and share information. Rahu is currently in the lunar mansion ‘punarvasu’ – its ruler is jupiter, facilitates the link between wisdom and logic. As jupiter is currently transiting the deepest part of the scorpion’s tail, the use and misuse of esoteric and spiritual power by those in high places is being revealed. Throughout the year we can expect more revelations and scandals to come to light.

Punarvasu is a positive and benevolent energy and I have noticed its unique sense of inclusivity and tolerance to diversity. Hopefully as a race we can move forward into more effective communication strategies that aim to accommodate and inspire a broader and more universal attitude in our daily lives.

With Ketu in Sagittarius, our fundamental beliefs about life, who we are and our direction may be challenged. What once seemed secure now feels unstable. Opportunities rise as outdated structures fall away. Sagittarius is ruled by jupiter and we are already seeing the power of jupiter in scorpio revealing the shadow. Ket acts like mars and in sagittarius you see all kinds of extreme and fundamentalist behaviours. Since ketu is travelling with saturn in a tight conjunction in a potent part of sagittarius for most of the year, this combination is likely to bring about some explosive events. Ketu is mainly catalysing unresolved past issues, saturn is forcing us to face up to the consequences of our past actions.

On the one hand we may feel like letting everything go, giving up, not caring, disassociating or checking out (ketu) – but situations and an inner sense of duty prevents us from doing so (saturn). This year we need to be aware to not cut corners, make sure we have all the facts, face reality, keep a broad perspective, accept limitations and delays, and adopt a more humble attitude. It is a great time for spiritual practice, exploring new philosophies and broadening your mind.

Those who have gemini/sag moon ascendant and sun will be most affected by this transit, take care especially in the middle of this year with the saturn/ketu/mars/rahu combo – the final outcome will bring big changes, transformation and renewal.

Remember, there is no integrity in a generous act that seeks recognition”

The painful reality that life can sometimes show us is not pretty and our western culture does a good job at masking the ugly truth. No matter where we try to escape to it follows us. The external world is a reflection of our collective internal realities.

The first and most profound step to peace on earth is to eradicate the source of violence in ourselves, in thought, in mind and speech. If we can create peace in our hearts and homes, violence in the world will fall away. Of course, Rome wasn’t built in a day…

Peace in the heart is cultivated with self awareness.

The greater the degree that we know ourselves and our blindspots, the less we will be affected by the sudden and unexpected changes that occur in life. Understanding the true nature of things eliminates the concept of blame. When there is no enemy within, there is no enemy without.

De-cluttering the mind, spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, service work, prayer and self study are all remedies during these tumultuous times…

Please leave any comments or questions below, and for a detailed personalised reading feel free to send me an email or make an appointment via my website.

Much love,

The Starry Times : Mercury Retrograde and New Moon

March is a month where we are going to start to feel shifts of energies that herald the upcoming changes this year. How you personally experience these changes will depend on where you are at in your life; how well you relate to the cyclical ups and downs of life.

Key dates:
March 6 – 29th – Mercury retrograde
March 7 – New moon
March 9 – Rahu and Ketu shift into Gemini/Sagittarius. 1 ½ year transit
March 21 – Solstice Full moon Virgo

I have decided to create a separate blog for some of these events to avoid overwhelm and too much information.

On the 6th of March, mercury will begin it’s first three week retrograde. (There will two more later in the year). While mercury has just entered pisces, most of the retrograde transit will happen in aquarius.

Its a time to triple check your travel plans, agreements and communications. Back things up and watch for vague and unclear boundaries. There is a saying that says the greatest distance between two people is mis understanding. Conflict, as a natural part of life, has a marvellous function of leveraging us from our own rigidities, by inviting us to see things from a different point of view. The degree of mental flexibility you have will reflect in your ability to adapt to the hiccups that occur during the retrograde period.

Mercury is debilitated in pisces and while it can be a great placement for creatives, as mental fluidity and divine inspiration is needed to move and flow with ideas, it will also promote some mishaps and misadventures in mercury related fields such as communications, organising, scheduling, delays in transportations, autocorrect disasters and emails that mysteriously disappear into cyberspace. Back up your devices, double check contracts before signing.

Use this time constructively to make sure you have all the facts before moving forward.

Typically Mercury retrogrades are times to not push any agenda too fast. Take care and consider all your options before taking action. A lack of thoroughness and attention to detail could show at this time. Remember, rejection is a redirection. Being too attached to outcomes often lead to disappointments… Re-assess, re-focus, re-consider; themes that come more into play in retrograde times.

March 7: New moon Aquarius, Purvabhadrapada nakshatra

New moons can feel like incubation, where dormancy is about to break into a fresh cycle. The new moon in this star sets a kind of stage for some of deeper themes mercury retrograde may trigger – facing the darker aspects of our human nature – Purvabhadrapada is sometimes depicted as a two faced man – It is ruled by Jupiter, while aquarius is ruled by saturn. Saturn points to where we need to be accountable and where our duties lie, jupiter gives us wisdom to overcome our challenges.

Purvabhadrapada star expresses humanitarian and worldly issues. If you are feeling depressed or sad, you could wonder if your energies and efforts are mostly motivated to look after only yourself? Time and time again, it has been shown that those who are motivated by the welfare of others have peace and happiness in their hearts, even if they don’t have a lot of wealth.

If you are re-assessing your direction in life, perhaps you could think about what community means to you and how what you do can contribute and benefit everyone, not just yourself. The themes of this star will be highlighted as mercury retrogrades into this star, stimulating a desire for change and transformation in some area of life.

In my next blog, I will cover the coming shift of rahu/ketu into gemini/sagittarius. Thank you for reading and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

I have studied Jyotish for a number of years and have gained so much from applying the insights and knowledge to my life. To me, life is an adventure, an exploration of the universe, self and others. If you like what you read and would like to know more about your own chart and how the planetary energies are affecting you personally, I offer consultations in person or over skype.

Full Moon Leo – 19.2.19

This full moon illuminates in the nakshatra of Magha (0-13’20 mins Leo). It carries the energy of Sun/Ketu. Sun rules Leo, Ketu rules Magha.

Known to contain the bright star Regulus, the energy of this nakshatra carries royal and regal energies.

People with their natal moon or other key planets located in this star are proud, loyal, creative, selfish, powerful (or desire to be) and can sometimes display inner discontent due to the separative influence of the ruling planet Ketu.

Magha is associated with our ancestors. Ketu connects us to our past lives. Honouring our ancestors (we inherit our dna and genetics from them) – is an important yet forgotten part of our lives. All indigenous communities have an intrinsic understanding of the importance of honouring those who have walked before us.

Right now in the celestial spheres, the Sun is moving through Aquarius and Ketu is about to leave Capricorn crossing the energetic border, shifting to Sagittarius. (The lunar nodes always move backward). These two planets, express and channel the energy of Magha, at the moment. (The planets are always shifting, so the expressions and experiences of the planets are stars are always different, just as there are no two humans are the same.)

This Full moon can promote a sense of accomplishment or a desire to take one’s power to create a change in life. Deeper fulfilment and satisfaction comes in using one’s power and energy to help/assist/work for others. The Sun in Aquarius stimulates these desires and impulses this month, situations can come as a reminder that depressions and negative feelings have a direct parallel to the amount of energy we direct only on ‘myself’ ‘my problems’ ‘my life’. Aquarius is a humanitarian sign ruled by the dutiful and servile planet Saturn. Doing things without attachment to outcome is a wonderful way to practice Karma Yoga and experience the higher vibrations of Aquarius.

Ketu is on a threshold. Having spent the last year and a half in Capricorn, it will shift into Sagittarius on the 9th of March. Always some unusual event occurs when the nodes are affected by transits, movements and changes. Many psychics that channel are actually tuning into specific planetary and stellar rays.

Ketu is reminding us of detachment in our lives. The more we seek pleasure, the more pain we ultimately feel, whatever we avoid, eventually finds its way back to us. There is a toaist proverb : “Do without doing and everything gets done” – detachment is the key to living simply and generating contentment and happiness in our lives. When our desires for power, prestige, wealth, pleasure and comfort dominate our choices, we can expect “bad luck” – not because we are inherently unlucky, but because the nature of life is not just about fulfilling our needs. Ketu in the last part of Capricorn is reminding us of our power of detachment, service and spiritual duty in our lives, for our ancestors, ourselves, and the future generations.

Happy Full Moon everyone – Think big, honour your ancestors and make an offering. Their spirits come as ants, birds, wind, rain, insects, animals, and will take your offering, especially when it is sincere and from your heart.

I have studied Jyotish for a number of years and have gained so much from applying the insights and knowledge to my life. To me, life is an adventure, an exploration of the universe, self and others. If you like what you read and would like to know more about your own chart and how the planetary energies are affecting you personally, I offer consultations in person or over skype.

Have a great week X