War or peace: Reconstruct your life: Total Lunar Eclipse October 2014

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon in Aries

October 08, 2014

By Maharani Rutan©

Abstracts from Leslie Hale

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Behold! The eclipse of the century! It is not often that an eclipse occurs on a blood moon. This eclipse will bring reminisce of the past as well as peeling the skin of Cardinal signs. This is nothing new to Aries; the Aries/Libra polarity began as far back as October 06, 1949 when it was at 13 degrees in Libra/Aries. Then it continued to transform both Aries and Libra until September 1950. Then again in March and April from 1950-1967. The cycle began again from 1968 at 13 degrees Aries/Libra polarity and ended in 1969. Both of these planets then disconnected again having their own individual eclipses until 1987 when it started its 13 degrees cycle again in October and this is where it stopped. But did it?

The eclipse season is upon us and the first eclipse of October will be a lunar eclipse at 15 degrees of Aries, October 8 at 6:51 A.M., EST. Until then, the energy of this eclipse will increase before it actually occurs and events related to this eclipse will begin to happen.” – Leslie Hale

We are so close to the same degree and same effects of the eclipse that you might as well say we are back in 1995. On October 08, 1995 there was a lunar eclipse in the Aries/Libra polarity at 14 degrees and this year’s eclipse also falls on October 08, 2014 but at 15 degrees at the Libra/Aries axis. The universe now asks many of us what have we really learned in 19 years? And what do we still have to learn? Whatever the case may be this is a transformational eclipse for sure. The lamination of the Blood Moon and the Total Solar eclipse will be spectacular to see.

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There will be so much activity going on in our atmosphere that every planetary phase will be significant. Our beautiful moon will begin its journey a couple of days before the eclipse by forming a Blood moon. The moon will turn reddish orange as it starts to become full. Many theorized that the Blood moon in April is preparing for sins to be forgiven and a second coming is to begin. However, this moon is as intense as the April 2014 moon thus signifying change of seasons. It is also known as a hunter’s moon; this is the time to gather food and meat for the long winter ahead.

“This will be a powerhouse eclipse as it sets off the Uranus-Pluto square, and conjuncts Uranus. Major events will occur in the world and in our personal lives.” – Leslie Hale

The penumbral eclipse will begin to touch the moon around 1:16 am EST, and 10:16 pm PST on the morning of October 08, 2014. The Partial Eclipse will turn the moon hue red around 2:15am EST. It will take a good 90 minutes before Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 2:25am am EST which brings the moon totally red. The maximum effect will last for 30 minutes at 3:55am EST to the west where moon will begin to set at 4:24am and within the hour it reverses to partial eclipse at 5:24 and sets at 6:34am EST

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The last total lunar eclipse was on April 14, 2014 and it was a sight to see. The total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun is parallel to the earth shadow and voids out the moon whereas the shadow of the sun covers the moon completely. The beauty of this eclipse is the moon which will turn pitch red. But this time the entire North America will be able to view this eclipse in the late evening of the 7th and early morning of 8th as it makes its way through the Pacific Ocean, Australia and East Asia until the evening of 8th of October. No one will miss out on this eclipse unless it rains or the clouds are covering the sky. But surely it won’t be as visible unless there was a full moon.

“A lunar eclipse can reveal things previously unknown and being situations to a climax or critical point. These situations are often related to our personal environment, home, security and those we are closely connected with.” Leslie Hale

The full moon brings intense endings and the eclipse usually brings transformations. Effects of this eclipse will vary from person to person depending upon their astrological chart. As I am not an astrologer, I would suggest you seek the counsel of my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or my other recommended astrologers here. This eclipse has primary focus around cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra) and they will be emphasized first. Especially for those that have primary planets in Libra and Aries, this will be an intense time period.

“It is interesting to note that Uranus on October 8th is 14 degrees Aries 31 minutes so the eclipse is right on top of Uranus. That will add a dimension of difficulty. Eclipses eclipse or take something away.”Xtrology

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Many people will feel the energy of the full moon as early as 5 days before (October 3, 2014) and the intense energy could cause disturbed sleep and energy. Never get a reading during the waxing period or even do anything spontaneous as your intent may be a little skewed. To receive the most positive effect of the full moon it pours down fantastic energy but it highly depends upon the mood of the person. It would not be surprising that emotions will be all over the place.

“Eclipses are most powerful if they aspect a personal planet in your own chart, and those affecting the cardinal houses-first, fourth, seventh and tenth are the most powerful of all, and Aries is a cardinal sign and the ruler of the first house of self.” – Leslie Hale

During this full moon stay as calm as possible and forgive others as they may not be in the same space as yourself and try to think positives as it will amplify them tremendously. Stay focused on whatever is happening around you and pay close attention to the physical and psychological world. Just as solar and lunar eclipses press the red button to reset our long term clock, the full moon does things similarly by resetting the clock for a shorter span. Just as the Native Americans named the October moon as the Harvest moon it also gives us an opportunity to harvest what we have planted. It is also a part of a rebirth when one season turns into another as well as a time of adjustment; it also is a relational moon named as the dying moon.

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Even though the polarity of the lunar eclipse very unique to the one we felt in April of this year, it is as close as you can get to the 1995 eclipse. Where the sun in Libra wants balance and peace, but Aries wants to make things happen now. Libra is willing to wait for things to happen but worries it won’t work out well. Aries becomes impatient and wants it yesterday, not minding if it works out or not – at least we gave it a try. Unlike Libras who want to talk about things and be collaborative with others, Aries’ always take the very defensive position. This brings conflicts between “mine” (Aries) and “ours” (Libra).

“Aries or the first house rules us-we ourselves and our personal desires and as it opposes the seventh house it is also about them. It is a fire sign and fire is bright and takes control to be in charge. There is nothing subtle about this energy and fire people generally do not stop until they get what they want.” – Leslie Hale

This Libra-Aries full moon and Aries Eclipse basically is polarity of two equals. Libra’s motto is “I choose what is balanced” and Aries: “I want what I want and I will find force to get it”. Therefore, this eclipse questions what in their life is balance and what force or determination is needed to get it. The last eclipse in Aries was on April 14, 2014 but it impacted all those born in the early degrees of Aries. Now it is determined to change the state of those that are born April 1st through the 14th. However, this eclipse is very unique; it has Libra and Aries written all over it so it really does not matter what degree, only thing that matters is that you will transform in one way or the other.

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Every experience during the eclipse is unique to a person’s circumstances. The closest impact is the challenges; look back to your circumstances April of 2005, March 2006, and October 2013 and finally look at April 2014. What changed? Did something end? Whether it is a job, relationship, or perhaps you got married or moved? The circumstances have surely made a transformable impact on all Aries and Libra.

“Relationship themes and situations of all types will be emphasized during this eclipse. This full moon eclipse is the companion moon to the September 24, new moon in Libra, the sign ruling marriage and partnerships, as well as courts and laws.” – Leslie Hale

Sometimes eclipses weld things back together all of a sudden. Open channels of communication can even bring new career paths as well as moves. Nevertheless, some of these, or all of these, can possibility occur. However, don’t expect instant changes as Mercury retrograde is slowing many cardinal signs, especially Libra, as well as fixed signs and Scorpio (Read more about it here).

“Because the eclipse is a function of the Moon and the Moon is the weakest planet in astrology, the event that takes place in your life could be upsetting but should not be life altering. Inconvenience is a definite possibility.”Xtrology

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Those that have Aries or Libra in their chart will either end relationships or begin new ones. This is a kind of crisis eclipse where relationships of all kinds will be tested, broken, or radically change over time. This eclipse, along with the one last April, is about getting rid of junk from the past; if it is on a personal note or personal fulfillment it does not matter if it is relationship centered. There will be more instructions in 2016 when push comes to shove and decisions will be made.

“Full moons-lunar eclipses are times of high emotions as the Sun is in opposition to the Moon and at times your actions may be mirrored in others. Things and situations can be released whether it be a person, situation or a negative habit.” – Leslie Hale

For Aries and Libra it is a time for change; to magnify what already here. Especially for those that were born in the first 15-20 days into the sign of Aries or Libra, watch your well being as you may get sick or feel lethargic. This eclipse questions what is it going to take to move forward.

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The transformational changes every person experiences depends upon the effects of their planets. I would highly suggest that you make an appointment with my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale(click here)  to see how intense it will be for you. I am not an astrologer and do not claim to be one, rather, I am a Vedic reader. My teaching incorporates astrological inferences for the action and reaction due to planetary shifts.

“As this eclipse conjuncts Uranus we may expect the unexpected in our personal lives and in the world. Moon-Uranus eclipses can make you feel edgy, bring about sudden endings and totally unanticipated twists and turns that can be shocking or liberating. The Moon itself rules women, your home and emotional life. It is important to guard against rash actions, and don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.”- Leslie Hale

The general tendencies will primarily focus around cardinal; therefore, this summary will emphasize those astrological signs that will be impacted first. However, the best general tendency is to combine mercury retrograde tendency with the eclipse and you will get a fuller picture of what is to come (read more about it here).

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Aries: Here we go again, as if you have not gone through enough turbulence in your life. But perhaps this will bring you blessings. The transformational change is an absolute necessity in your life. You will be changing yourself, and the way you present yourself, to the world thus planting seeds for the next 6 months. This will be about your personal appearance and communication skills; the way we present ourselves to others and the impressions we make. It is also about how we defend ourselves in the environment where we live and our general outlook of life. It’s to question if being assertive and demanding helps or hinders you. But most of all this moon is about you shining and riding that energy to mark your presence in the universe.

Libra: Your life revolves around harmony across the board; whether it is a relationship or your success, whatever fosters you will be tested. There a greater tendency to become very irritable towards people because you want changes quickly. There is a possibility your career may change or your corporation may go through a sudden change and you must continue to remain flexible. There are things that will be completely out of your control and you will realize this it is about career reconstruction. But on the other hand, it could mean a promotion or marriage. Nevertheless, it will impact every relationship whether it is blessed or torn; this is about consideration and consequences of your actions from the past and present and what you will do to change the future. This is all about harvesting what you sow. But be aware that Mercury retrograde may slow you down to reap the rewards you want (read about it here) but not to worry, you have 6 months to prove your point.

Cancer: Karma is going to play an important role in your life. If you have been cordial to people or disconnected yourself from people, whatever the case may be, you will pay the consequences of your actions. You will be blessed for your kindness and regards to others thus helping you to continue fostering those relationships that gave mutual rapport. In addition, your career path may also change for the good or the bad. Usually Saturn (lord of difficult lessons) places itself here. This is all about your reputation, career success, attitudes, responsibility, and higher achievement. It is also about parents, especially the father figure, and how his role has impacted your life and your world view. This is time for you to shine in areas of career and development and it could happen all of a sudden. Don’t rush because you are planting for 6 months.

Capricorn: Your career is about to take off but on the other side you may have difficulties in areas of family and partnership. Every partnership, whether it is business or family, will be tested. It is time for you to be diligent and tolerant when dealing with people you love and people you work with. This eclipse will question who your family is, where you come from, how you will connect with the past, and may even give a bump to your financial life. However, if there are temperamental issues don’t be surprised if you are not disconnected by family members and co-workers who are not easily cooperative. Whatever the case, give yourself personal space and allow people in your life.

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Mutable signs will have a double whammy; not only is mercury retrograding, which affects them three times a year (read about it here), but the eclipse always brings major changes in their lives as well

Gemini: Friends have always been important to you and you hate drama but drama is the name of the game here. The universe wants you to weed out friends that do not foster you and friendships which are broken. Your religious and metaphysical world will also be tested if there is faith in what the universe provides you. In every relationship, whether it is friendship or organization, there is a purpose. This eclipse tests that very purpose to see if your purpose is oriented with humanity instead of selfish ideals. It is about major changes in your life, your friends, and your wishes. Be good to your friends and support them as they will elevate you in areas which you have never known before.

Virgo: You have been going through so many changes in your career life; some people have gone through organization changes while others in areas of their business. The natural life or condition of your career and work life is going through a transformation. Every area of communication is tested as well as events around family and friends. Everyone, however, comes to you to seek counsel only because you are the most grounded personality. At the same time, it is about your transformation, other people’s money, personal growth, taxes, and inheritance; mostly about other people’s money and how it affects you. This will test the groundwork, if you are independent or dependent on other people’s money and your attitude when things ruffle your feathers. Finally, it is also time to clean up and remove clutter (stop hoarding), deal with banking, and get rid of things that collect dust.

Pisces: You may be the only person during this eclipse well put together financially while society’s view of finances and money continues to bring shivers. With your view remaining intact be careful with indulging your money and be prepared to start investing in anything that seems prosperous. This eclipse questions your values and self-worth but also what you possess in the material world. Perhaps you could invest in something so prosperous that it brings you fame and fortune or, if you risk it all, it could be gone in a second. However, if you do things correctly you will reap the rewards financially.

Sagittarius: You are about to take a leap in to the metaphysical world; your spiritual needs are being blessed. You will not question what is real anymore as you have already been aware of what is real by now. You now look at what is real and what is not and whatever is not you will finally leave behind such as liars and cheaters. But don’t be surprised that your significant other is going to go through some major changes and they will need your shoulder and hand to hold on to. You may become much more self-expressive and want to have fun but if you push it then it may cause unnecessary drama in your family life as well as partnerships. This eclipse is not about seriousness but having fun, so have fun with your children, go to a party, and get crazy with art.

coolFixed signs, you have been through so much between the eclipses, Saturn, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and you have been played by the universe like a puppet on a string. This is especially true for Scorpios who have risen through ashes to ashes, dust to dust. If it is any consolation, there will be no more eclipses in Scorpio for at least 6 years. Because now the eclipse will switch signs next year and won’t be hitting any fixed signs until 2016 so rest assured that it’s a sign of relief. Just hang on for 6 more months and get past the eclipse on October 23, 2014 and you will be home free, I promise.

Since the next eclipse on October 23, 2014 will be gracing 0 degrees Scorpio (October 23-31) general tendencies will be amplified.

Scorpio: Breathe slowly and easily there may be a job change or the condition of your work may change dramatically and it may even be a little unstable. This period also will trigger repairs in your home or the idea that you finally want to make the repairs. But repairs to your home may not be the only thing changing, perhaps you will get a haircut or perhaps you change the way you are presenting yourself (i.e. clothing, jewelry, or even hair). This eclipse is focused on your work, health, and service to others. You may get a new job, perhaps you might want to go on that diet, or that you want to work for human services, spend time with your pets and re-defining and refining ourselves in the world of occupation and feeling good. Be careful, too much of a good thing is not good either.

Taurus: You may decide to focus on a more spiritual path. Perhaps you might want to learn something new in regard to religion and be more in-tune with the universal energy or perhaps you want to teach others. You will be surly torn from one side to another and perhaps you could have job change or experience breakups and breaking of partnerships as these are the focus of the eclipse. But surely organizations that you may be involved with will make some transformations and this will greatly affect you. This is also a karma eclipse for you; things that were once hidden to you will become clearer and through this experience you will grow. Just be a little careful with your temper as it may be heated with emotions and confrontations.

Leo: You will constantly be tested in areas of your beliefs and spirituality; this is not a bad thing but rather, a good thing. This is to see how close you are to the universal energy. Biased, inconsistent, and hypocritical practices will leave your life and all the garbage will also be fixed but with great patience and tolerance. But remember dear Leo, Jupiter is brining you luck in all areas of your life including education, personal truth, and religious beliefs. Jupiter will bless all those that are true and bring wrath upon those that bring chaos and resistance in world. Jupiter will stay with your for a couple of years so enjoy with all your compassion and give with all your heart. Collaboration is the name of the game in this eclipse for you dear Leo.

Aquarius: We know you want success but it may not happen in your time frame only because there are way too many obstacles and baggage that you are carrying on your shoulders. Be flexible because appointments are bound to be cancelled or rescheduled and avoid anything that is too risky. This eclipse is the way you communicate with people and how you think and react to people; whatever you put out there will come back to you. Be open minded and open hearted. Do not take risks with your health and your money right now; it is about conservation and mindfulness. It’s time to finish projects or leave them for good because you will be busy listening to other people talk way too much.

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The Aries moon is about making people aware of what is not stable and where people may feel they are giving more than they are receiving. With this awareness we can find out what is going to create stability in a relationship or money matters. There is the push of Libra energy which needs and yearns for a relationship and Aries energy which loves to be free; building a relationship fostered through freedom.

“As this moon squares Pluto we may become obsessive and issues may arise. Moon-Pluto transits deal with obsessive feelings and desires, issues and Pluto rules the dark, hidden realm that exists in our subconscious mind. Pluto also rules oil, bullies, nuclear materials and those who push their agenda on others.” – Leslie Hale

This moon is also known as the Harvest moon; connecting humans and earth to now harvest and pray. Now the Hunter’s moon in October focuses around connecting with animals or rather, totem. This conjunction will allow many to look at life differently every time the new moon approaches and allow us to look at the past and the future at the same time.

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The Full moon Aries brings to us a perseverance of existence. Our purpose of this message will be focused around accommodating, extricating, and bringing out our very best. With it, bring out the best outcomes through aims and wishes being granted by the universal energies. But one thing it will bring is a path that must be followed and there is always fury when a person goes against the guidelines of the universe. If you follow the advice of the universe, and the path that the universe is trying to lead you on, then you will follow your spiritual path in connection with the Universe bringing with it a Divine light.

“As the eclipse affects both outer planets this sets off the Uranus-Pluto square and results will be dramatic. Those most affected will have cardinal planets (Libra, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn) from 13-17 degrees. If this eclipse aspects personal planets in your chart you can expect to see change, good or bad, depending on what it is aspecting in your chart.” _ Leslie Hale

As unusual as it seems, this full moon is also known as the blood moon. It will cause many people to act out of character, including animals this time. This type of moon has been known to cause viciousness, suicides, and domestic disputes over things that may or may not exist. Because this moon focuses around the amulet stages, some of us may become very antagonistic in what we say or do.

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This moon is so powerful that perhaps it may be a time for you to sit in quietness for 3 days, or even a week, just connecting with your spiritual guides and embracing the energy as a good omen rather than evil.

“Mercury is retrograde at 1 degree of Scorpio and this may delay events connected with this eclipse. I have seen events delayed by a few days or a few weeks when an eclipse falls on a retrograde Mercury. As Mercury is in its retrograde station events/situations will take on more intensity and depth of feeling with this eclipse and surface feelings will not suffice.” – Leslie Hale

This is a gift from the universe to try to resolve pain within every situation of relationships as lessons learned. Be careful that while you are contemplating your thoughts you don’t overdo eating, drinking, or any other obsessive tendencies.

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The uniqueness of this full moon is at 15 degrees Aries/Libra, which means we are coming to some sort of a conclusion. This moon is in the house of relationships which means that a final resolution will be made either to move forwards with any one relationship (i.e. business friends, lovers, family etc.). There will be many messages from the universe so heed them all. Libras are also known as a focus of justice through consciousness and stability which means listen to your instinct. Aries is the power which is also known as a consciousness of something. Remember, in the spiritual world the Universe gave Ram divine will power as creator himself.

“Venus-Pluto transits are indicative of jealousy, obsessive feelings and the potential for selfishness, and lack of consideration for the emotional needs and feelings of others, or you may feel that you are being treated with less consideration than desirable. There can be attempts to remake or reform others, and it is important to remember that change begins within, and the only person it is actually possible to change is oneself. In its most extreme cases Venus-Pluto transits deal with domestic abuse or rape and it is likely we will hear news of such.” –Leslie Hale

As this moon is a polar opposite, Libra requires synchronization in every aspect of relationships and Aries can be very impetuous. Though Aries really yearns for contentment and has to be the best at everything, Libra wants to be elite to others. Therefore, there are two mantras which must apply to bring the most benefit to this harmonious moon and the sun, as well as Mercury which will slow things down.

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The Moons Energy:

“Om Chandrakia Namaha”

(Om Chan dra Keeya Na-ma-ha)

 

The mantra for Libra energy is:

Om Shukrya Namaha

(Om Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ah)

These mantras are to bring stability across every aspect of your relationships.

As Mercury is also retrograding in Libra, the Mercury retrograde mantra is:

Om Buddahya Namaha

(Om Bud dah ya Na Ma ha)

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Please note, these are general tendencies and not particular to any one person. I would suggest that you contact an Astrologer for the latest update on how to handle this energy and what to expect. To contact a recommended Astrologer such as Leslie Hale, Xtrology, Lee Still Waters, or any other of my dear friends and astrological guides, click here.

Additionally, I do not claim to be an Astrologer, but as a Vedic reader we must use the graph of spiritual transformation as a utility to give you the most impartial pathway to a divine light which is only handled by the Universal powers.

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Again, if you are a Cardinal sign or have any Cardinal signs in your chart, I would encourage you to get updates on yourself through a personal or relationship reading. I normally do not encourage two relationship readings in one month however, this may be an exception to the rule due to the polar opposites coming together to make the transformation of a lifetime.

“Venus makes is its opposition to Uranus becoming exact on October 11. Venus-Uranus transits relate to breakups, changes in relationships and brings an unexpected element that is hard to predict and misguided actions are often the norm without really thinking things through.” – Leslie Hale

This is mostly a relationship eclipse. It is about making it or finally breaking it. It is also about what I need, and what we need so that ours can be strong, together.

Namaste
Maharani Rutan©

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Plant the seeds for romance: New moon in Libra fall 2014

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New Moon in Libra

September 24, 2014

By Maharani Rutan©

The September new moon in Libra is a very welcoming change to many from the rat race that we have felt in the past. On September 24, 2014, the moon will void across our skies at approximately 2:14am EST and 11:14 pm PST. This will be the only relief that Cardinal signs could get until the Total Lunar Eclipse on October 08, 2014. This will be especially true for Libras who will be greatly impacted and they will be forced to change their outlook of life.

The energy is already slowing down Libras and Cardinal signs to reconsider everything. Mercury entered Libra through its Ghost period on the 14th of September and it is only intensifying as it goes retrograde on October 04, 2014. Read more about it here

Unlike any other time, Libra’s are now getting “ohh” and “ahh” moments as Venus has changed signs again from Virgo to Libra on September 22, 2014. Venus does its best in Libra and it is about beauty, relaxation, and finding relationships that are through harmony and understanding. But at the same time Mars is entering Sagittarius. When Mars moves there it is about the truth, clarity, and independent thinking. It is not the time to suffocate the relationship but rather making moves, as it should, through love, peace, and understanding. However, one of the most crucial aspects is that Saturn is now direct in Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto, ruler of death and resurrection.

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With all this mix if you don’t see that relationships have a more clear understanding this means you are holding on to something that may not be worthwhile to hold on to. This will be something that will be brought up during the eclipses. Mercury will make sure though you revisit old people, circumstances, and other aspects to make sure you are ready to accept reality as reality can often bite. The eclipse is setting the standard for any change.

This is perfect moon to deliberate, think out and start those missions and other things that are problematic to discuss. The New Moon signals a time of new initial stages. This is the time to turn to your heart and trust the process. It is the seed of the beginning lunar cycle. The chart of the New Moon is the key to influences in the coming lunar month. The New Moon is asking for a time to plant; formulate what our needs are according to the opportunities available (through Libra this month).

But this moon is not just an ordinary new moon; on September 25, 2014, many Hindus will be celebrating Navaratri. “Nav” means 9 and “rati” means nights. This celebration is usually celebrated twice a year but is more popular in the fall because it is the closest to Dwali which is known as the (festival of lights).

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Navaratri is known as a festive time to pray and be thankful to the three most powerful deities. It is also known as the feminine power. It has been said in the old Vedic scriptures that the world is created by feminine power. That these forces consist to Justice (Sacrifice) all mighty power of Durga, Knowledge (Wisdom) Sarasvati and lastly Abundance (prosperity) Luxmi. Because these deities are so powerful, we must give thanks to them for their protection, knowledge, and abundance.

On September 25, 2014, there will be daily prayer and pooja of Godess Durga to push evil away from those that are honest. She is the destroyer of those who lie and she protects all women and children. She will do whatever that is necessary to bring our life into order. For liars she will make life difficult, those that harm women she will destroy them, one way or the other. She is also a mother to all and for any harm that she sees to children she will bring justice. She will be worshiped on September 25, 26, and 27.

On September 28, 2014, Luxmi, Goddess of prosperity and wealth, will be worshiped. She is known to bring wealth to those that earn an honest living and work hard without disturbance in their lives. She also blesses those that are humble and practice humility by giving to the poor; looking after those who have been wronged in areas of finance. Her pooja/ prayers will begin on September 28, 29, and 30.

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The last deity, which is the last three days of Navratri, will be worshiped for Saraswati who blesses education, creativity, wisdom, and music. It is believed that all humans have been given a gift of knowledge, creativity, and music or arts. But we become lazy and she is the one that gives us enlightenment and perseverance to move forward. She will be worshiped on October 1, 2, and 3. The scripture also states that every human needs all three divine feminine aspects to survive as sacrifices are needed to be blessed during those days. The celebration of Navarati will end with the worship of Saraswati who has been known as a deity of wisdom, education, and creativity. It has been known in the early Gita that all humans need all three aspects of Devine blessings to be well rounded.

Hopefully through prayers and pooja the total Lunar Eclipse will not create too much negative impact, rather, make a path to positive new beginnings and forgiving endings. Nevertheless, harmony, understanding, and peace is the theme of this new moon.

With the moon in Libra, there is a need for a pleasant relationship with a loving partner to feel at armistice emotionally. There will be constant evaluation of emotions to seek just the right stability with others. A flare for exquisiteness and fine art arises and one can express these in a meaningful way. Fostering others by considering them objectively and seeing their attractive abilities is the theme for this new moon. You may expect your mother to be a model of beauty, compassion, charisma, and impartiality.

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Libra Moon values sweet relationships. The energy is just right to please the people you feel close to, and to want to be appreciated with gentleness, likeable manner, music, and beautiful things. The Libra Moon needs close friendship, cooperation, or marriage to feel cherished and safe. A need for concord, congruence, and pleasant surroundings is a must. In emotional situations, the Libra Moon tends to act levelheaded and attempts to make rational decisions. Hating a fight, Libras even finesse their way out of confrontation. People will have strong sympathy to please others. This comes from the Libran search for harmony and balance, for the Libra nature emphasizes collaboration.

It’s a good time to form relationships of all nature such as—friendships, marriages, and business. The planet Venus that manifests the environment as a friendly, tolerant nature and a desire to beautify many things, rules Libra. It is an excellent time for artistic work as the beauty of Venus is combined with the rational ease of an air sign. Altogether it’s a lovely time for social gatherings, when the consciousness of self as expressed in the first six signs of the zodiac, becomes united with the awareness of the needs and desires of others.

Since the moon in Libra represents Charming, Attractive, Luxurious, and Fair-Minded Loving, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced. This New moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or peppermint oil and chant the Psalm 26. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle. But remember, Mercury is in its Ghost period therefore, for this moon there will be two mantras to create peace and understanding.

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Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the desired result are depended upon the value of purpose, especially when it comes to finding nourishing relationships. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. The mantra for Libra moon is:

Om Shukrya Namaha

(Om Shoo-krah-yah Nahm-ah-ah)

This mantra produces the quality of friendship within oneself including others.

Om Buddahya Namaha

(Om- bud-dah-ya Nahm ah ah)

This is to bring peace during Mercury retrograde

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The intention of this mantra is to smooth your path in life by helping you understand the lessons you have set for yourself; through karma the negativity will be surpassed. 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 to make the affirmations begin with “I balance”, they must be worded “I need balance in my life with friendship and love.”

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Please note, I am not an astrologer, however, the groundwork for a Vedic reader is based on Astrology which works in harmony with Saturn the planet of difficult lessons and Asma (intentions) to bring a beautiful trine of resolutions and clarity. It also brings with it sublime bliss to every aspect of the human soul.
For your personal transits and how this moon as well as the eclipses in October will affect you, I suggest you contact Leslie Hale or any one of my recommended astrologers here.
Wishing a safe and loving journey through this magnificent moon and Happy Navarti to all.
Be very humble as the eclipse will surely make changes as Mercury will automatically bring confusion and transformations.

Namaste
Maharani

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Remembering, Reconsidering, Resolving: Mercury Retrograde Fall 2014

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Mercury Retrograde Fall 2014

Ghost Period September 14-October 3, 2014

Retrograde Intensity: October 4-25, 2014

Moving Direct: October 26-November 10, 2014

By Maharani Rutan©

Once again the universe is asking us to slow down and reconsider everything in our lives as we transit through one of the most irritable emphases of Mercury retrograde.

This exceptional switch occurs when the deceptive planetary motion is created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relativity to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never actually backward or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this ocular illusion.

Retrograde periods are often challenging, especially for mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces) as well as those other astrological signs that it is impacting. Each planet is illusory as it may be retrograde, 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, create, think, consider, re-visit, re-consider, re-construct, re-pair, re-sign and most of all, contemplate.

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Mercury retrograde forces us to reconsider our past; to leave the old situation behind or restart something that never had a closure. Whatever the case may be, it will be a difficult transit for sure. Mercury usually turns retrograde 3 times a year and each period is unique to the sign it falls on; but for sure it can be an eye opener for many. The very first Mercury was in the axis of Aquarius/Pisces, which really did not affect that many people except for those that were Aquarius/Pisces. But as always, it ruffled some feathers for mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo). This, of course, is nothing since mutable signs are used to getting whacked in the head with Mercury; they just get right up.

However, the retrograde this summer affected more people and aggravated so many as it tugged on our hearts and what we said. The Gemini/Cancer retrograde caused many of us to get hurt and we did not realize what we said that caused people to leave us. The intense energy rippled through our basic core of home and communication as it impacted all Cancerians and mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo). They are called mutable signs for a reason. Cancers love their home and there were many miscommunications which were unbelievably nerve racking.

Now, the third Mercury is slowly approaching and this Mercury will be shaking the grounds of Libra/Scorpio axis. Libra looks at things for balance and fair; it also emphasizes the legal system. The ruler of Scorpio is Pluto, the lord of the underworld and darkness. Basically, questioning what is hidden and what needed to be hidden in all fairness.

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The journey will be its ghost period few days before the New moon in Libra, September 14, 2014. Though, many Liberians would consider this a process of new beginnings and wanting to move forward. But mercury will not let them until they finish old business. The Ghost period of Mercury is just as intense as the retrograde period since it brings things in a vacuum and begins to gather old garbage, baggage, and unfinished business until the 3rd of October, 2014.

On October 4, 2014, the intensity begins, especially with primary planets in Libra as well as mutable signs. Libra’s like things consistent and fair and this will be far from it. Be careful Libra’s if you don’t want the past to come to re-visit you then don’t stir the pot! The last time mercury was this close to Libra was during 2013 (Read about it here). The intense period will begin its journey backwards (ghost period) at 16 degrees in Libra and will be at its maximum intensity at 2 degrees in Scorpio on October 4, 2014.

This retrograde is places its wings on Scorpio and Libra. Perhaps the most beautiful aspect of the retrograde energy for Libra is that Venus, the planet of love, will enter Libra on September 29, 2014. Perhaps an old lover may come back into your life to help you bring closure or open a new way of looking at the relationship. But remember, nothing will be definite since the eclipse on October 8, 2014 will surely ask you to reconsider what needs to be paved.

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Mercury retrograde is no stranger to Scorpio either. The last time Mercury retrograded was in October 2006, 2012, 2013, and now 2014. One can only imagine this needs to happen as Saturn is direct in Scorpio to make sure important lessons of the past are considered.

Messages, understanding, and consciousness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are rationality and intellectual, our manner of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes. A mercurial nature brings to mind tension and motion. Rat-a-tat-tat — things happen reckless here. This Planet also stimulates us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both somatic and spiritual levels.

Further, Mercury’s energy is both responsive and perceptive. Mercury is about short trips. Family, friends, and transportation in general, are also within Mercury’s realm. Dialogue, writing, books, online communications and learning are all within Mercury’s domain. This Planet appeals to us to express ourselves often — and well.

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When Mercury goes retrograde our communications will be challenged; it could even mean that we are giving diversified messages to people that we interact with. Because Mercury rules communication and transportation, these two areas are most influenced during a Mercury Retrograde. Dialogs might be more problematic, as overlapped signals and uncertain connotations cloud normally candid discussions. Still, with a little thoughtfulness and attention, you’ll get your point across.

Mercury retrograde tends to touch people contrarily though it usually tends to affect not only in the sign it places itself but always affects mutable signs directly. The journey will begin in the early signs of Libra then moves to Scorpio, where it sits for four weeks, and ends in the sign of Scorpio not leaving until November 10, 2014. Unless they are careful, Scorpios and Libras could be pounded. Because of these movements, those that are Libra and Scorpio, or those that have Libra/Scorpio anywhere in their chart including mutable signs, will surely be affected.

Please note that if you are not a Libra, Scorpio or Mutable sign you will not be affected. Mercury takes everyone as a hostage and vacuums them into a tail spin.

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Here are the tendencies of how mercury will impact your life for 8 weeks. Remember, the eclipse and its combination will create a whole picture of the transition that will impact individuals.

The tendencies below are according Vedic philosophies; they may not be necessarily belonging so any individual persons chart. For western astrological transits I recommend you contact Leslie Hale or my other recommended Astrologers here:

Aries: There may be a lot to consider about whom you are and where you are going. Any changes that you may want to make as a spiritual or physical transformation may be delayed; including things that may be hidden from you especially in the area of other people’s money. So if you have a job offer make sure you have the money to move or make the transit possible and have a backup plan. And also remember that you will be affected by the eclipse on October 08, 2014. More information will be provided at the end of this month.

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Taurus: Your vision of people in your life may be confusing at this time; you may also find that people who are working against you may not be easily accessible. Relationships in general may be problematic and communication with the people you care for will also cause issues. So watch what you say and do as there may be people who are working against you and you will never know who they are until this phase passes on November 10, 2014. Additionally, you will be affected by the eclipse on October 23, 2014. More information will be provided in the beginning of October 2014.

Gemini: Everyday life may be burdensome and people may not understand how you operate in areas of work. Your medicines or sickness may take a toll on you; or it may be that medicine all of a sudden starts working, but is it? You may feel that you don’t want to work and people may be problematic. If you have pets, be very careful as your pet may get sick or may need a lot of your attention. You may not be as intensely affected by the eclipse unless you have primary planets in Fixed and/or Cardinal signs.

Cancer: Your creativity may be down and your hobbies and personal relationships may be misdirected. Children may also be problematic (pets too) and you may not like your surroundings. Mercury is asking what you want to change and what message are you trying to convey. Are you too afraid to talk or apply, or if you apply without planning the projects will be left undone? The eclipse on October 08, 2014, will impact you. You are transforming yourself and have paid your karma. Were you fair to people? If not, Karma may bite.

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Leo: You may become very melancholy about where you grew up and how it brings back the emotional pain of your childhood. You may try to reach out to your mother and perhaps what you are saying to her is more damaging than you meant it to be. You may also want to relocate and perhaps it may be hard to do. You too will be affected by the eclipse on October 23, 2014 so remember that for every stone you turn you will build something new for yourself. More information will come in the beginning of October for your own transformation and seeds that need to be planted for self-gratification.

Virgo: You may find if you are going to school, or learning something very confusing, what you are trying to articulate is coming out all wrong. Perhaps colleagues or people whom you go to school with may be too busy to talk with you or perhaps there may be a misunderstanding in projects all together. Be careful Virgo this is not a time to rush into anything. Yes you are misunderstood, and??

Libra: You may discover that you have over spent or the money is not coming in as fast as you want it to and your bills are piling up. You also find you are doing things out of spite. You might want to consider not gambling with your money during this retrograde. Keep a close watch on your credit report as something may be hidden from you. All Libras, and those that have primary planets in Libra, will be affected by this transit as well as the eclipse which will transform them into who they were; moving into a greater plane. It would not be surprising that someone from your past comes back into your life and you decide that enough is enough. The eclipse on October 8, 2014 will pave the way to your new tomorrow. I will provide more information to you at the end of this month.

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Scorpio: Not only will this retrograde impact self-reflection, but the eclipse will make sure you change. Transformation is inevitable. If you want to lose weight or change your style you may be confused what to change. If you wanted to choose the way you are towards people this may be confusing too. Mercury retrograde asks the questions: who are you? Where are you going? What do you want to do? Do you like what you see? Do you like how people view you? What do you want to change? The eclipse on October 23, 2014 will change you, transform you, move you into a different plane and you will come out much more mature and defined. More information will be provided in the beginning of October 2014.

Sagittarius: People from your past will come knocking at your door and you may just want to be left alone. You may decide that you no longer want to be imprisoned in a lifestyle or a relationship. You want to break away; you may want your freedom. or you may go into seclusion. Whichever the case, you may not be happy and you just want the universe to bring you peace. Perhaps mercury will give you the peace you wanted. If you write in a journal have a look at October 2012 & 2013, how was it for you? You may not be affected by the eclipse in October unless you have primary planets in fixed and cardinal signs.

Capricorn: You may find that your projects and those that support you are not readily available as they may distance themselves from you. You also find that doing group activities or projects will also slow down. Anything that you want to do as a volunteer may flop or really motivate you to consider if this is a humanitarian act or are you doing it for selfish reasons? You too will be affected by the Eclipse on October 08, 2014. Perhaps you may change who you are or reserve your talents for those that appreciate you. No matter what the change is, it will be fair in every way.

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Aquarius: You may have slowness in areas of financial and professional growth including difficulties in finding pleasures and appreciation from that which matter to you. You may not be as influential as you thought you would be and you may even have disagreements with women in areas of communication. You also will be transforming on October 23, 2014. What was once hidden from you may become so clear that it may trigger you to make some dramatic transformation that has left you paralyzed.

Pisces: Don’t get yourself involved in legal issues or contracts as they may be delayed or may need to be re-written or redirected. If you want to go away physically or psychologically this may be an issue also. Don’t bother right now to go back to school or learn a new trade as there will also be glitches; and if you try any different religious practices you may not get instant gratification or feel confused with the techniques required to be skilled. Unless you have personal planets in Fixed or Cardinal signs the impact of the eclipses may not be as badly felt by you as others.

Similarly, be prepared for delays while traveling. 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…Does your car need a repair? You might want to consider having it checked out before 14th otherwise anything could go wrong – and it will.

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In general, Mercury rules philosophy and consciousness, conduct and circulating information, and all means of communication, trade and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas; especially people who work with their observances or their intelligences: authors and speakers, critics and detractors, blabbermouths and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.

People may be more confrontational, hesitant, and negative; hanging on to opposing views and often sarcastic to others. Sexual advances and sexually colored statements are more likely to be misinterpreted. The emotional influence of Scorpio sharpens our dispositions, but makes us less understanding. Secrets will come to light, often to the discomfort of those who are apprehensive. It is not a good time for surgery. If you are having a medical procedure, try to postpone it. Either do it before the 14th of September or do it after November 15, 2014.

All areas of communication are affected, especially in matters related to buried things, sexual encounters, zealous commitments, jealousy, examinations and the occult. Mercury retrograde gives escalation to individual misapprehensions; broken, disturbed, or delayed communications, dialogues and trade; malfunctions and failures with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. All of these problems usually arise because some fundamental piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or askew.

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With Mercury retrograde beginning its motion in Libra, people with this sign prominent in their charts will be especially prone to reflection. There is little choice but to reassess one’s personal interpretations and feelings about life. There is, however, an opportunity to gain understanding into one’s own personality. Mercury retrograde in Libra brings obstructions connected with communication and relationships. Thoughts are not easily deciphered into money or other tangible rewards while Mercury is retrograde. Literary pursuits tend to be stymied in one way or another. This passage will continue until October 04, 2014, when it moves into Scorpio where people may be the opposite.

Mercury retrograde in Scorpio inclines to a harsh, disparaging tongue. People generally tend to be chivalrous, stubborn, impulsive and difficult to get along with. Mis-perception ascends over surreptitious matters that come to light and imprudent information stemming from those who cling stubbornly to their arrogance. Mysticism and the occult are in the news, scarily so!

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, and catch up on sleep!

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Mercury is a very slow moving planet and it affects almost all planetary signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a yellow candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with Inspiration oil or Eucalyptus oil and chant the psalm 70 every single night. This period will last for 8 weeks and it will be hard on all of us. This will allow pleasant communication as well as kindness in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until November 10, 2014.

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras, achieving the desired result is dependent upon the quality of intention. 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 are a powerful source of energy. I have chosen a special mantra for you during this mercury retrograde:

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“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.

Please note that I am not an astrologer nor claim to be one. Vedic readings incorporate astrological characteristics; encourage actions, and reaction to specific things. Vedic readers give a pathway to the crossways and give the client a prospect to change their passageway so that they can prevent distress or complications. Astrology governs what could happen and a Vedic reader determines why it is happening in order to tap into your own spiritual being and allow you to make a decision which is as sublime as the reaction or action.

merc09245014Please remain peaceful through this period and know that everything happens for a reason. Do not be surprised if people from the past pop their heads back into your life. If they do remember that they left for a reason – can everything always go back to the way it was? This is the question that Mercury will ask.

For Scorpios and Libras; go back to 2012 & 2013, look to see whom you want to say goodbye to and know the reasons why. Is it because of spite or is it because of fairness. All in all be humble in your direction as Mercury watches your actions and replicates reactions.

Namaste
Maharani Rutan©

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