New Moon in Leo: Embrace new beginnings in love and family


July 30, 2011

By Maharani Rutan

July 30, 2011, is a sign of relief for many but could have more intensity for others.  At approximately10:40 am PSTand1:40pm ESTtime the new moon will enter Leo at 7 degrees (based upon a 6 degree orb).

During this please remember that Mercury is about to retrograde in Leo on August 01, 2011 and will continue his path reverse until August 27, 2011 and will not start to motion forwards until the 28th, and its motion will not stabilize completely until September 11, 2011 Read more about it here.

The New Moon is indicator new life, new prospective and new beginnings. There is an urge to take action and begin something innovative, be it a small change in the way life is lived or a new beginning which has been procrastinated. You approach your daily routine or a whole new path on your journey through life. The energy is right for making spontaneous moves and following your instincts. This is the time to act from your heart and trust the process – take a risk, live in the moment, dance to your own drummer.

The New Moon blesses new beginnings, and invites you to take a chance! What do you want to create in your life? What vision do you wish to manifest? Your emotional reactions are calm and steady, and you shy away from confrontation. However, if you feel very strongly about something, you will stubbornly defend your position – never backing down. You need a serene environment. You have a melodious voice and musical talent. You nurture others by providing for their needs. You need a relationship with your mother that is peaceful, calm and secure.

The Moon in Leo marks a time of ambition and magnetism. Ruled by the Sun, Leo creates an influence of warmth, enthusiasm, and enjoyment. People may feel creative, dignified, and generous. It is a good time to pursue romance, be social, and to help others. Like the Lion that symbolizes Leo, people may feel self-assured but also crave appreciation and recognition. Care needs to be taken to avoid overdramatic displays to grab the spotlight or leadership positions.

Moon in Leo you may have an emotional need to shine and be praised by others. You may express your feelings in a childlike manner – either playfully or dramatically. You have a natural affinity with children. You have a knack for organizing and leading. You nurture others by giving praise and encouraging them to be strong, bold and fearless. You view your mother as a regal, dramatic or prestigious person, and look for independence, warmth and strength in that relationship.

The Leo energy can sometimes cause us to be more intolerant, stubborn, proud, angry, pompous, egotistical, condescending.  It’s harder (but not impossible) to make changes or be flexible, Since the Moon is the closest ‘Planet’ to Earth, and this satellite literally zips around the Zodiac, completing its circuit in less than a month. It also touches us more deeply than most Planets.

Since, moon in Leo is Playful, Bold, Dramatic, Managerial, and Organized AND MOODY. It is my suggestion that you purchase a Green candle and carve your name one through the wick.  Anoint the candle with lemon oil or Lavender oil and chant the psalm 65.  You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Leo moon is:

“Om Sri suryaya namaha”

(Om Shree sur-ya-ya nam-aha)

 This mantra will aid greatly in the peaceful and harmonious transition to a new and positive energy states.

With every moon cycle, remember to cross out the old affirmation even if there is a slightest change and create new ones. The perfect number for aspiration is 10.  This means to list 10 aspirations and recite them every night until the next moon cycle.  Remember never make the affirmations beginning with “I want”, it must be worded “I need to be guided.”

Wishing you a new prospective beginnings during this moon in Leo.



Mercury Retrograde Summer 2011

Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period:  July 16, 2011 to August 1, 2011

Intense Period: August 2, 2011 through August 26, 2011

Moving Forwad: August 26, 2011 through September 11, 2011 

By Maharani Rutan

On July 15, 2011, Mercury turns retrograde again, brining confusion, missed communication, missed appointments and pure frustrations to our relationships and our every day lives including the way we communicate to one another.  Mercury begins its journey July 16, 2011 in Cancer where emotions are, Leo is where the home is and Virgo is where your health is.  All together is about you!.  By the time the retrograde period is over you will awaken to a new reality just in time to celebrate and accept and honor our fallen heroes September 11, 2011.

Many of us could feel life just slowing down- giving room for relaxation and organization. Or irritability, it is all about communications.  Relationships could break up over minor disagreements or all of a sudden there is no communication.  People from the past could suddenly reappear to bring closures or new beginnings.  But remember not to believe or feel everything that happens during this period.  Make your decisions after September 11, 2011, that is if they are still around or you are still around.

Many times of the year the Cosmos question if the decisions of the past have been made out of haste or what one longs for or yearns for. Questioning if a closure is needed or do we give second chances or third chances. Any relationships that begin during this period usually does not last long and any that break up will be up for reconsideration during the next retrograde period in November.

When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s opinions are more contemplative and we tend to think about issues and concerns that relate to the sign involved.  When Mercury begins its cycle in Cancer on the 16th of July, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be particularly prone to such introspection. There is little choice but to re-examine our individual views and opinions about subsistence. There is, however, an opportunity to expand insight into our own self-image. When mercury is retrograding in the signs of Cancer it creates a cerebral and expressive perplexity with forgetfulness or even forgiveness.  People will love to admire flattery yet easily take offence when it is given.

The big temptation will be to over do something to give back for emotional instabilities so please watch you’re self.   Love affairs will be fickle and inconsistent due to ego centric attitudes, and all areas of communication are exaggerated, especially in any dramatic leadership-oriented activity, or matters of mind or home, or to do with children, romance and creativity in general. Documents can go astray.

When mercury enters Leo on July 23, 2011, is the sign of home.  Leo’s are never interested analyzing anything and they often speak from the heart, when a retrograde period appears this means it be the opposite.  There will be sense of directness in communication often words will pull it self from goal oriented to logic.  Words could flow easier than ever before but there is always a sense of detaching when it comes to ones ego. There is a placement Leo which magnifies it self and Mercury will give this light through creativity, imagination and self expression.  It will be communication which will be a catalyst to be overly dramatic and often exaggerate issues including giving to the tendencies of pride. This could cause volatile situation. This period will last until August 22, 2011. Though there are always positives and negatives to all retrograde periods, Leo, Sagittarius and Aries will be affected in positive ways.  Fixed signs not including Leo’s will be the most challenged.

On August 23, 2011, mercury will move into Virgo, which means there is a greater chance of not being able to see the larger picture of life.  There are greater chance of being hypercritical, overly worry about small issues and intensify OCD issues by wanting things in order.  Since mercury is ruled by Gemini it will enhance communication, transportation and sibling. Virgo rules day to day work health and service of greater goods. When Mercury retrogrades in Virgo there may be reconsideration to drop old habits which such things that has to do with food.  There is a greater chance that health checkups may give misdiagnoses and things may have to be reconsidered. On the other hand there may be a need to look at what is not working in you day to day life and clean up, break habits and plan for the future. Whatever is causing feelings of being trapped or in repressed is time to go. This period is short and will only last until September 3, 2011 and mercury will begin to move forwards to bring things back to normal.

A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This conventional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital alternation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually retrograde or motionless, they just seem that way, due to this optical illusion.  Retrograde periods, although often problematic for us earthlings, are not particularly uncommon. Each planet retrogrades, except the Sun and Moon. Mercury, much like the winged messenger of the gods, comes in on feather-light wings and commands us to speak.

Communication, understanding and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are reason and interpretation, our manner of philosophy, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind restlessness and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen fast here. Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thoughts, potential, opinions, interpretation and the ability to rationalize things. Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also prompts us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s energy is both dexterous and perceptive. Mercury is about short trips: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, and a weekend getaway. Siblings and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm. Speaking, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet implores us to express ourselves often — and well.

Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Conversations might be more difficult, as crossed signals and unclear meanings confuse normally straightforward discussions. Still, with a little caution and consideration, you’ll get your point across. Similarly, be prepared with a back-up plan when you’re traveling. If your flight gets canceled or your car won’t start, remain calm and make the best of it. Who knows — you might not have met that fascinating new person in the airport lobby or bus stop if you had taken your flight or driven to work…
In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce and transportation. Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.  Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misunderstandings; defective, disrupted, or delayed communications, discussions and   trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s thinking is more introspective and we tend to think about issues and concern that relate to the sign involved.  Artistic tendencies including crafts, music, art or design tend to be blocked by circumstances beyond one’s control. Legal matters will proceed slowly and unforeseen obstacles tend to emerge. Mercury retrograde tends to lack depth of perception and has no patience for detailed analysis. All areas of communication are affected. Methods and motivation for learning, communication and transportation are subject to difficulties under this aspect.

Mercury brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: meditate, contemplate, edit the book/poem/song/essay you’ve been writing, clean house, talk to your pet, listen to music, paint, catch up on sleep!  Since, mercury is a very slow moving planet and it effect almost all planetary signs .It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through the wick.  Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night.  This period will last for 6 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until August 27, 2011. Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding satisfying relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy I have chosen two mantras for you during this mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

(Om Bood-han-yah Nahm-ah-ha)

“Om and salutations to Buddha, presiding spirit of planet mercury”

This mantra is used to achieve mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing. Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle.

Remember, we can use this powerful energy in positive ways. Use this time to do activities that start with “re”: renew, repair, review, renegotiate, and research…

Please note I am not an astrologer, nor do I claim to be.  I am a Vedic reader.  The applications of a Vedic reader is to take planetary tendencies, as well as attitude and behavior pattern of the reading and bring forth and understanding to the truth.  It is about preventive medicine and to understand not every human is a exact science which means for every action there is a reaction, however we able to and have the free will to change our future.

I wish you the most rewarding retrograde period and that you get plenty of rest and have the chance to re think and renovate your self after this period is over.



Thunder Moon: Full Moon in Capricorn July 14/15 2011

Thunder Moon/Buck Moon

Full Moon in Capricorn

July 14/15, 2011

By Maharani Rutan©

On July 15, 2011, the moon will be at the brightest brining it to full brilliance.  The full moon will enter earthy Capricorn in the early morning hours EST, at approximately 1:40am and could keep you awake on the Pacific time zone on July 14, 2011, at 10:40pm.

In the early historic days the only way to track seasons were by the phases of the moon, each month signified the time to harvest or retreat.  To the Native Americans Moons represented the heavens and that is where some call it where the Gods live.  The full moon in July represents and many natives call “Thunder Moon”, since July is a time when most rains and thunderstorms appear allowing mother nature to give her wrath to people who mis-treat her, at the same time being so forgiving that she would provide healing and nurturing to drought and feeding her play ground through surges of water. At the same time it is also referred to as the “Buck moon” when Deers will grow their antlers.

The Earthy Full Moon brings a time of radiance and blossoming. It is a period of personal achievement, but also a time to search for the deeper meaning in what you’ve created. Questioning every moment what is in the best interest for everyone in your life. The Full Moon urges recognition of honor the connotation of the “other” – other people, other ideas, and other values. Relationships are of great substance at this time, there is a greater need to allocate, to join, to partner, whether idealistically or through other channels.


There is a higher calling to work toward achieving stability – balancing external and internal personalities, to be able to take without guilt and give without expectations. This type of thinking will set into motion the greatest ideals of what is possible and what can be created to climb a mountain of the highest desired goals.  It is time to clime the mountain the higher than ever before.

Reputation, success, go,go,go….. There is no limits to what can be accomplished during this full moon and always remember take love seriously, too. Seek propriety and dignity in all things.  At the same time there is a greater chance of withholding emotions.  Emotional situation will be taken with great significance through predetermination of the outcome of words to action. There is a greater need to accompany only those who are disciplined and correct.

The energy from the full moon in Capricorn could instigate ambitious, practicality and leadership, whereas there is a greater need to nurture others through acknowledgment and to encourage to be more preserved and persevere difficulties in reaching their goals and expectations.  These seeds could the very seeds of guardianship which may have been adopted by a female guardian or a motherly figure where discipline, order and recognitions were the high point of growth. This may invoke a necessitate reaching out to a wise woman or woman of high status.

The moon in Capricorn is the magnification of Saturn where learning and difficult lessons are emphasized. It is time for material aspiration and an awareness of work and duty.  It is time to for the search for higher self gratification. People might become thoughtless even unsympathetically cruel, but the self-centered becomes necessity rather than animosity.

The Saturn influences of Capricorn which cause doubt or pessimism to creep in.  Generally, while the Moon is in Capricorn energy is lethargic.  It is time for conscientiously applying your self to tasks while living solely in the present. The Earthy Capricorn Moon sets us straight up the mountainside toward our highest goals.

Since, moon in Ambitious, Serious, Determined, Practical, and Capricious, there is a greater call for balance.  Reciting a mantra brings the peace needed to accomplish goals, and create an environment of success and appreciation. It is recommended that calling to the higher power through sounds allows for vibration of a new prospective.

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is depended upon the quality of intention, and when it comes to finding a satisfying relationships and success, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a clear understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but it is a powerful source of energy the mantra for Capricorn moon is:

Om Sri Shanaishwarya Namaha

(OM Sri Shan aish shwarya Namaha)

The intention of this mantra is to guard and protect and fulfill needs.

It is my suggestion that you purchase a green candle and recite psalm 117 if you find the mantras too difficult.  Make sure you take the time to write down 10 aspirations and recite them every day and word them to say I can have…

Many people have asked the question how often they should have a reading done by a physic or a tarot reader.  In my opinion an in depth reading should be done every moon cycle.  Since, every moon cycle represents a change it not only affects our external forces but our internal forces as well.  Of course, we all have burning questions every now and then and it maybe necessary to have a reading done more often, but sometime we have to let universe take its course.  When dealing with a tragic situation it is my suggestion that before you have a reading done you must clear away negativity and fear from your emotions so that a reader can give you the clearest reading possible.  Remember every physic base all their telephone readings on your energy. So remember to ask guidance from the higher power before having a reading so that you can be neutral with your energy.  The clearest answers can be given when energy is at a neutral point.

Never get a reading with your energy is scattered because you may not receive the best reading possible.  98% of all physics are empathic and clairvoyant so this energy is very important to them as well as you.   Always remember every reader has their boundaries as to how far in the future they want to read.  This is of their choice; however, reading beyond 6 months is a very hazy situation due to free will. . Our free will plays an important role in our destiny and we are able to change anything.

Please note that I am not an Astrologer, I am a Vedic reader which means that we must encompass and embrace the tools of Astrology as a ground basis of change.  Vedic readers focus on preventive medicine through future forecast and general tendencies rather than absolutes, which can only be magnified by the higher power not a human even through the greatest abilities.

The entire month of July I am offering my regular clients reduced price readings through appointments.  Be sure to check your emails frequently.

Wishing you the most successful full moon in Capricorn.



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