Blood moon: October 2012

Full Moon in Taurus/ Blood Moon

October 29, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

Abstracts by Leslie Hale

On October 29, 2012 we will have a full moon entering in Taurus at 6 degrees, give or take the position of the orb.  This magnificent light may be visible around 3:49 pm EST or 12:49 pm PST and shimmer down on many to help realize what is really important.

The October moon has been named by the Pagan community as the Blood moon where the communities prepare for the coming of Halloween, whereas the folklore may call this moon the Hunters moon.  Whichever name it signifies, it does not matter as the only thing which matters is a change or an ending to begin a new journey.

“Taurus is the natural ruler of the second house of earned income and possessions, and it is here our interests will lie for the time. It falls on the second and eighth house axis which rules other people’s money, debt and taxes. (As well as sex, and sexual issues) While Taurus energy is usually relatively calm, Taurus is ruled by Venus. Venus concerns love and money. Taurus is a fixed sign and energy is slower and more stubborn. Decisions made at this time generally stand the test of time.  Full moon energy usually begins to occur 5-7 days before and after the full moon.” Leslie Hale

Full moon is always about things coming to a climax and the New moon is to begin something, which means to let go and it could be difficult. However, this full moon is especially welcomed due to moving planets…and this full moon comes just in time. Or did it? Mercury has begun its journey where the days only intensify with time and Saturn has already entered the sign of Scorpio which brings change for all those that have planet in fixed signs. Read more about it here

The planet of communication has already begun to move retrograde. When planets retrograde they bring us important lessons.  It is a time of thoughts, preoccupation, loosing, perception, letting go and finding the truth. Read more about it here

“Mercury squares Neptune over the next few days, and Mercury-Neptune transits can bring out psychic influences, dreams and creativity.  But they don’t call Neptune the planet of illusion, delusion and confusion for nothing and this transit is all about confusion, misinformation, or discouragement for some.  There may well be conditions in some areas that have to do with water or water damage.” Leslie Hale

Everything becomes purer and more influential under the light of the Full Moon – passion and self-esteem can become quite magnified, and we may have more mindfulness and focus on relationships. There may be a feeling of powerful energy by the light of the Moon and have more luminous dreams.  Bleeding and hemorrhaging are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care. This is the time to plant crop, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on productiveness and success.  Love and Romance go wild under a Full Moon, especially around midnight. In a full moon you may become highly objective, clear minded and aware of your own needs and the need of others.

This moon is quite unique in many ways.  First, many planets have begun to move direct yet retrograde there continues to be mixed emotions.  However, we learned some difficult truth through sacrifices which leads to endings.  Now we have to postpone our own happiness to allow our soul to grow. This personal evolution has seeped a lot of discomfort and losses which in fact has allowed us to share our learned experiences with others-this also helps us to understand ourselves.

Under this full moon we are aware of our values and priorities to create our own world.  It is gardens of our lives the Scorpio/Taurus powers demonstrate a pure relationship between the sources and its origins.  In easier terms it means our significances of Taurus and our mystic of Scorpio.  There is absolutely no time; under misapprehension there must be an absolute focus and discipline in the areas that require change to allow concrete change. Hence Scorpions and fixed signs will continue to go through changes for 2.5 years to 7 years read more about it here.


Energy may be placed towards academic pursuits to solidify already learned education or skills; in addition, many will seek out the company of friends to fill the emotional void.  There may be tendencies to nurture people and simply accepting eccentric behavior keeping in mind, after all, people are people.  This full moon will give the energy to calm down and relax.  The Taurus energy will allow the Phoenix to rise out of ashes.

The Moon in Taurus pushes for a time of caution and practicality. People may feel more old-fashioned and persistent. This is a good time to continue or to finish projects that have already been started, as people may be more dependable and thorough. Like the stubborn Bull representative of Taurus, people may be bull-headed — reluctant to negotiation and be confrontational. Care needs to be taken to avoid hedonism and disproportionate concern or desire for material wealth.

Since, moon in Taurus represents Tranquil, Concrete, Corporeal, Tolerant, and Persistent, we must use the practical senses. Whatever your sign and wherever Taurus is placed in your Natal Chart, this moment of renewed alignment between your sense of personal direction and your sense of emotional commitment marks the place where stability is important to you. Here is where you want things to be conservative, harmonious, and enjoyable — and where resources, both financial and in terms of personal relationships, are applied and exchanged.

The Moon transiting Taurus gives us a very different feeling. Moon in Taurus is inclined towards gratified, perseverance, attentiveness, and conservation. This is a good time to withdraw or to schedule a lazy day of rest and sensual enjoyment. It’s a time to get into your physical senses and to enjoy the physical world around you through your senses. It is also a good time for environmental or preservation efforts. The theme note seems to be constancy and holding fast. This is not the time to clean out closets and drawers. You’ll want to keep everything.

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 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 Taurus moon is:

Om Sri shukraya Namaha

(om Shri Shu Kra Ya Nama Ha)

Remember the 12 aspirations.  Don’t forget to cross off the ones you have already accomplished and make new ones. Don’t forget to manifest matters concerning materialistic things at this time.  And most of all don’t forget to light a white candle that day. Carve your name on the candle anoint the candle with Frankincense oil and chant Psalm 65 three times.

Please remember that I am not an astrologer nor do I claim to be but the Astrological transformation is pivotal utility necessary to encompass the best results in Vedic Sanskrit readings. Vedic readings are based upon Indian sages who use the planetary influences to be more enlightening to contributions to mankind through morally and understanding of karmas. It is through Vedic Sanskrit readings that we can encompass how our actions causes reactions which attaches conflicts which can be easily be avoided through understanding and standardization of our egos.

May this moon bring you peace and productivity.





Slow downs, secrets, discord Mercury October 2012.

Mercury Retrograde October – November 2012

Ghost Period October 19 through November 06, 2012

Retrograde Period November 6, 2012 through November 26,2012

Stationing Period November 26 through December 14, 2012

By Maharani Rutan©

On October 19, 2012, the planet of communication will begin its journey backwards in the sign of Scorpio; this slowness will set the stage for the most intense period. The sluggishness prior to intensity is known as the ghost period.  As Mercury sets the stage to slow down, many fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio), will experience the intensity, but the most will be for Scorpios.  Intensity period will be more magnified from November 6, 2012 through November 26, when Mercury moves into the sign of Sagittarius.

The last time so much intense energy may have been felt was October 28, 2006 through November 18, 2006.

Even though, this retrograde focuses on fixed signs, mercury is always problematic mutable signs (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo and Sagittarius) so it can be assumed everyone will be affected.

This awkward period lasts for three weeks or so, until it finally straightens out on November 26, 2012 bringing things back to almost normal. The stationing period will begin November 26, 2012 and real normalcy will be felt December 14, 2012 when everyone will come out of the fog.

Mercury turns retrograde three times a year, as a rule, but the effects of each period differ, according to the sign in which it happens. This retrograde it is placed in the planets of Scorpio so whichever house Scorpio is in, whether it is your sun sign, moon , Venus or ascendant, it will have a high impact on the predominate signs.  A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This traditional concept arises in the illusory planetary motion created by the orbital rotation of the earth, with relation to other planets in our solar system.

Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary, 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, intellect, and awareness are all within Mercury’s domain, as are logic and reasoning, our manner of thinking, 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 thinking, opportunities, opinions, reasoning 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. Furthermore, 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. When Mercury goes retrograde (the appearance of traveling backward), however, our communications will be challenged. 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…
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…

In general, Mercury rules thinking and perception, processing and disseminating information and all means of communication, commerce and transportation. By extension, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially those who work with their minds or their wits: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves.

Mercury retrograde in Scorpio ascents to a sharp, cynical language. People generally tend to be intrepid and obstinate, reckless and problematic to get along with. Knowledge and information is associated with control and confidentiality. Confusion arises over surreptitious matters that become visible and foolish information arising from those who adhere inflexibly to their attitudes. Mysticism and the occult maybe in the news, scarily so! People are more argumentative, cynical and suspicious, hanging on to contrasting views and often satirical to others. The emotional influence of Scorpio sharpens our predispositions, but makes us less understanding. Secrets will come to light, often to the embarrassment of those concerned. It is not a good time for a medical operation. All areas of communication are affected, especially in matters related to concealed things, sexual encounters, zealous promises, speciousness, investigations and the occult.

Mercury retrograde increases personal misunderstandings; damaged, dislocated, or delayed communications, negotiations and trade; glitches and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. All of these problems usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

Artistic propensities 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. It brings travel snafus and missed appointments of all kinds. Documents can also go astray. Be sure to carry a diary and refer to it often. 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!

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 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.  This will allow friendly communications as well as understandings in situations. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until December 14, 2012.

Remember that with all applications of psalms and mantras achieving the desired result is dependent 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”

Om Shani Namaha

(Om Sh-ani Nahm-ah-ha)

“Om and salutation to Saturn who provide us with the cultivation of important lessons”

This mantra is used to achieve mental clarity, to avoid and overcome misunderstandings and keep friendly communications flowing.

Please remember it is a very important time for all Scorpios during the retrograde time.  If you have not had an in-depth reading it is important that you have one now since many planets are ruling around this wonderful astrological signs.

Just a reminder I am not an astrologer however, planetary tendencies are the ground work for Vedic readings to provide optional resolutions for a maximum bliss.




Super moon: Magnificent transformation


Full Moon in Scorpio

May 05, 2012

By Maharani Rutan

Abstracts by Leslie Hale & Lee Stillwaters

On May 05, 2012, at approximately 11:35pm EST and 8:35pm PST we will have the most magnificent sight in the sky.  The skies will shine with the super moon in Scorpio at 16 degrees plus or minus 6 depending upon the orb.

Super moon happens when the moon is almost at 90 degrees from the earth, though no one can really know what it feels like to have a moon so bright and close to the earth.  Some say the worlds disasters happen during the super moon.  Some blame the super moon for the sinking of the Titanic and some say the last time was January 15, 1930 with the minor disturbance of earthquakes.

May’s full moon occurs on May 5, at 11:35 PM EST, at 16 degrees of Scorpio, and it is considered a ‘Supermoon.’. A supermoon is when a full moon makes its closest approach to the earth on it’s elliptical orbit leading to the term coined by Astrologer Richard Nolle 30 years ago. Some astrologers believe supermoons may be associated with increased risks of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.”Leslie Hale

Some scientists predict the shape of the moon like this was on March 19, 2011 and it would repeat again on May 06, 2012.  This means it could be determined that gravitational pull could cause a surge of water which caused the March 11 tsunamis in Japan? According to astrologers, and scientist there are a total of 4 super moons in 2012, which are April 06, 2012, May 06, 2012, June 04, 2012, November 14, 2012 and December 13, 2012. Which means two of these moons happen during a major eclipse period June 04 and November 14.  So does this mean that we will have natural disasters 4 times a year when dealing with water or tides? Personally, I say not.  Sometimes in life everything does not revolve around logic.  Rather a wakeup call from the higher power to appreciate what we have rather than take an advantage of it especially when it comes to the Planet Earth.

However, in the eyes of Vedic readings, this moon will be very significant to Scorpios. Trust me when I say anything goes.  Having 4 planets in Scorpio and the sun, the moon, and Neptune is crazy enough.  But fearing just adds to the negativity, keeping in mind this moon is about rebirth, regeneration and integration.

“This spring’s Wesak Full Moon in Scorpio is a “Super Moon” in close perigee to the Earth. Emotional tides are on the rise, and relationship completions pave the way for new beginnings following the Solar Eclipse in Gemini on May 20th. It’s best to know what we value before wading into the water, as powerful lunar currents stir human emotions and natural phenomena this month” Lee Stillwaters

Pluto rules Scorpios which dominates areas of darkness and light. It is a flare between good and evil.  Scorpios drive on intensity, passion and mystery. Therefore, if any one has the sun or the moon in Scorpio this event will be even more intense than any other. Ask yourself how much you can burn or rather salvage.  From ashes to ashes Phoenix will rise.

Keep in mind that just because a chart does not have a sun in Scorpio does not mean that this moon will not affect you.  As a matter a fact, if there are any planets in Scorpio it will be ignited by this super moon. Do I have your attention now?

For Scorpios and ascendants of Scorpios, you may have misunderstandings with your partner, there is something concealed – it was not really hidden but it was chosen to be overlooked. Whatever you find out it should be of no surprise. But, if you are in a healthy relationship and married it could mean that you have the edge this month, communication with your partner will be warm and close. If you are not married, an engagement or a wedding is in the air for some of you.  What ever it is, romance has no shortage.

“This moon works best for water and some earth signs. Scorpio is the most intense of signs, so nothing about this moon will be superficial. Scorpio is associated with sex and Mercury sextiles Venus giving this full moon potential for connecting with someone special or a positive time for your social life! Unfortunately, on the same day Mercury opposes Saturn. Oppositions mean the problem generally comes from another individual, so it is through interaction with others or communication with others you may feel limited. The transit is tiring, and will have a greater affect is it is hitting a personal planet in your chart at 23-24 degrees of Libra/Aries.  The transit moves quickly, only a few hours in duration.  My advice is to try and go with the positive!” Leslie Hale

When the Moon is full, the gravitational pull between the Moon on one side of the earth and the Sun on the other has a great affect on our own bodily water levels, as well as the earth’s.  Many may not feel the effects (depending on how powerful the Moon is in your Astrological chart), but there is no doubt that this energy creates an inner pull, fullness – and may help us to connect psychologically with others.

Everything becomes clearer and more intense under the light of the Full Moon – emotions and egos can become quite inflated, and we may have more consciousness and focus on relationships. There is a burst of energy from the light of the moon and perhaps there may even be more vivid dreams that night. Bleeding and hemorrhaging are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care. This is the time to Harvest, Pray and be Thankful, and to work on fertility and prosperity.

Love and Romance go wild under a Full Moon, especially around midnight. In a full moon you may become highly objective, clear minded and aware of your own needs and the needs of others. Traditionally, the early Europeans knew that the full moon was a time for plants and herbs to be harvested and dried as the richness of the first harvest was realized.

In Native Lore, Full Moons are known as the moon of ripening sweet berries. As ripe berries were gathered and used for paints, dyes and as a source of Vitamin C. Health and creativity are emphasized and there is a sense of well-being and drama to this lunation.

The Moon in Scorpio marks a time of powerful passion and desires. People may be feeling more forward and more challenging, as well as being provoked and practical. In general, emotions at both ends of the spectrum are discriminating and likely to vary quite a bit throughout this influence. Connections on a deep level could be made with members of the opposite sex with the Moon in Scorpio.


Represented by the Scorpion, Scorpio possesses a secretive and penetrative nature. Feelings of jealousy and revenge may arise, so special caution is needed to avoid confrontations. The Scorpio Full Moon can be a catalyst for power urges, which can often result in violence or even homicidal impulses.

Mars is still in Virgo which is the practical side of masculine powers and Pluto shows very strong desires.  People often can become hostile, critical, impatient and changeable while the Moon is in Scorpio.  There is a marked increase of intensity and a highlighted sensitivity to personal offenses and insults.

Remember that Scorpio has a suspicious and secretive nature.  Avoid social complications.  Beware of jealousy and watch out for the Scorpio Sting. Please remember to forgive and forget.  Be cautious interacting with the opposite sex.  However, this could be a good time for intense assimilation with another on a deep emotional level!

Since the moon in Scorpio represents Headstrong, Willful, Hot-Tempered, Brave, and Energetic, it is my suggestion for us to remain balanced.  This full moon is extraordinary to many signs. It is my suggestion that you purchase a white candle and carve your name through to the wick.  Anoint the candle with lavender oil sandalwood and chant the psalm 39.

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 Scorpio moon is:

“Om Angarakaya Namaha”

(Om An-ga-ra-ka-ya Na-ma-ha)

This mantra is to call to the lord of peace and removal of any obstacles in your way.

The intention of this mantra is the to keep up in balance and from losing our temper through darkness and unfocused energy

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 need”, it must be worded “I will need to be shown how to retain”

Please remember I am NOT an astrologer, rather, a Vedic reader which incorporates Astronomy, Astrology and Vedic tendencies to build the most accurate readings which lead the pathway to change and reliance.

It is my suggestion that prior to getting a reading from me, I would suggest you contact one of my recommend astrologers Leslie Hale or Lee Stillwaters and have them lead you to your conclusion and let me be your guide to avoid pitfalls.

This moon is just the stepping stone for the catalyst change of communication and rebirth.  With Venus about to retrograde May 15 through June 27, 2012, this will be a time for breakup or restructuring intimate relationships. If you are in a strong relationship it will survive however, weak relationship may end under this influence. This month long period will give a wakeup call to see if the relationship needs to change and if so how. During this time also hold on to your money as Venus also rules money and other people’s money which means don’t purchase things that are not affordable.  Lastly, don’t be surprised if an old lover or an ex decides to stop by for a visit. When Venus is retrograde it is also about repayment of past karmas so be very careful with your words.  Since words are irreplaceable.

“May 15th: Venus stations retrograde in Gemini.  The status of relationships can change with little or no notice as Venus shifts into reverse motion in the Mercurial sign of Gemini. Venus will remain retrograde in Gemini through June 27th presenting us with an opportunity to discuss and think through any relationship decisions before taking action.” – Lee Stillwaters

May comes with many punches, twists and turns; look for articles to help you through the roughness and guide you through spiritual awakenings.  Especially for those who have fixed, and air signs in their charts.  The Full moon focuses on great endings and New moons focus on new beginnings however, tied with the solar eclipse, it is more transformative than anything else.  Especially during the eclipse on May 20, 2012, when we are forced to transform something that is not working.  The effect will be felt by early born air signs.

“May 20th:  Sun enters Gemini and New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Gemini.  The annual Gemini cycle begins with a Solar Eclipse in the very first fraction of a degree in the sign of communications.  Those with planets or house cusps in the first five degrees of the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will experience the greatest effects from today’s Eclipse” Lee Still waters

May this moon be as super as it seems and allow the transformation to take over through spirituality and understanding.