In the Bright Light, “No Legacy is so rich.”: Last Full Moon in Sagittarius 2016

“…as honesty”-William Shakespeare

Last Full Moon in Sagittarius

Full Strawberry Moon

June 20, 2016

By Maharani Rutan©

Euphoria! The second full moon in Sagittarius within 30 days, Summer Solstice, the beautiful strawberry moon will surely magnify our summer.

Even if the full moon wakes many of us on, June 20, 2016, it will defiantly make sure we are all awake when it is completely full at 7:02am EST and 4:02 PST. The full moon will move into Sagittarius to form a Gemini/Sagittarius axis at about 29-30 degrees, depending upon the orb; unlike the beautiful blue moon last month which was in the early degrees in Sagittarius (read about it here).


Charmingly, this full moon is named the strawberry moon, or a rose moon. Native folklore called this the rose moon because arrives at the time to crop strawberries and blesses the harvest through its glory given by the sun and the rain. Additionally, we also note that it creates a most beautiful hue.

Mercury retrograde is now behind us and is not due to visit us until end of July. Mars will move away in 9 days, Venus will enter Cancer, and Jupiter is still direct in Virgo. I would say it is not so bad, although certain people may feel that they are claustrophobic.

Not only is the moon in Sagittarius, but planet of Karmic lesson, Saturn, is still retrograding in Sagittarius until August 18, 2016; therefore, many changes are yet to come (read about it here). Change is not new to many people who have been influenced by Neptune since 2010. Although Neptune can be reflected upon as a very spiritual planet, it will be retrograding as of June 11, 2016 causing spirituality to come into question for many.

One of the most important phenomenon, which is rarely spoken of, is Chiron retrograde which will also occur on June 20, 2016. One of my oldest astrologer friends (Lee), mentioned this a long time ago and mentioned it again on my wedding day. I had no idea what he was talking about until much later as I did not know what Chiron really was.


I began to research Chiron and dug into my Vedas to find the references of Chiron, also known as Ketu. During my research I have come to realize that many western astrologers do not like to focus too much upon outer planets. But outer planets have just as much influence on human lives as inner planets. If you have had a reading from me recently, I also sent an email, “Astrology 101”, which expands on inner and outer planets. But as you will notice, Chiron is not mentioned. This is because not only is it complicated, but it is also seen as a small outer planet.

However, Chiron is an important planet in Vedic philosophies. Chiron is often referred to as the “wounded healer.” As many baby boomers are moving past their Chiron, we look at those that are between baby boomers and generation X. Everyone between the age of 48 and 51 will be the next to move through a Chiron return in their life. Chiron will allow many people to look at profound insight into healing emotional and external issues that have worked into our lives. It’s about accepting things you cannot change and God will take care of the rest. Meditate knowing that every spiritual experience not necessarily religious.

Relish the likely endings and release the anxiety created through reality. Let it be known that anyone who is a Sagittarius, or has any planets or houses in Sagittarius, including mutable signs (Gemini, Pisces and Virgo) as well as Fire signs (Leo, Aries and Sagittarius) will be affected by this full moon. The effect of this moon is a distinct illumination thus having a specific influence. For the most accurate possibilities of how this moon will affect you, I suggest you contact my recommended astrologers (here) or my most highly recommended astrologer (here).

During the full moon there is a predisposition of presence being very detached, engrossed, or actually considering the necessities of yourself and others through a telescopic lens. This full moon cares for us. Generosity, autonomous spiritual and philosophical ideas will be nurtured. It also drives our apprehensions and endorses the taking of chances. The higher picture of our lives is seen allowing us to bear witness to the tapestry of our own foundations. Though the embroidery of our lives can be outstanding and sometimes shocking, there is no doubt it is our own fabric that has created this while being involved with situations or people that have brought us pleasure or pain.

At times, this Full Moon can climax vital practical or logical expansions, or collective changes and reforms. Computers and other hi-tech equipment can be subject to failure or have other turbulences. Be on guard against “the unexpected or unusual” around this time. Individuals may present with some rather bizarre performance patterns under this influence while sudden separations or partings may occur for some around this time.

The Fiery Sagittarius Moon urges us to express ourselves ethically and to be straightforward. Faith is robust and enormous prophecies, or superior plans, take shape in our minds. Take a little trip… read a book.

The Moon in Sagittarius brings a time of assessment, chasing, and recklessness. People may feel bolder, amenable, and fun loving. It is a good time for exploring pleasure and philosophies, as well as expanding the mind. Like the Archer that represents Sagittarius, people may have a tendency toward pursuing truth and sophisticated consequences, developing a sixth sense, as well as expeditions of extravagance. While the longing for self-sufficiency will be robust, people may want to do what they want, when they want while being impulsive and liberated. These inclinations can cause irritation and a strong need for independence.

The moon in Sagittarius is very true with her feelings. She is bright and moral in delicate situations; considering others with reverence, empathy, and a sense of humor. She trusts in telling it like it is, even if the reality hurts. Sagittarius Moon needs for others to be honest with her as well. She is intensely damaged by deceitfulness. She has a talent for training others while also being a zealous student. Every responsive encounter is an opportunity for her to engage and help others with the information.

The moon in Sagittarius is Direct, Frank, Tough, Passionate, and Cautious. With all this mixed energy we must remain balanced. It is my suggestion that you purchase Orange and Yellow candles and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candles with sandalwood oil or lavender oil and chant Psalm 17. As you may have noticed, I have included two candles this time as this is the last full moon in Sagittarius and they represent the only two full moons in Sagittarius which occur back to back this year.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next full moon cycle. 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.

This mantra begins to awaken and activate the entire chakra. It specifically prepares the chakra to be able to handle the inflow of Jupiter energy that gives chakra its power.

The mantra for Sagittarius moon is:

“Om Gurave Nahmaha”

(Om Goo rah vey Nahm ah ha)

For the practicing Hindus, and those that have their Padma chakra open, replace the namaha with swaha.


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

Please note that these are broad predispositions of the Full Moon and not to be taken as a straight negatives or positives. Always remember, for the most accurate forecast of how the Full Moon will affect you, or even to get a glimpse of the second half of 2016, I would suggest you consult with any of the recommended astrologers in my group.

Please note that I am NOT an astrologer nor claim to be one. However, as a Hindu Sanskrit reader, I use these utilities to be a threshold for our readings. In the Hindu ideology planets push the power of resistance and our free will takes action. Therefore, anything done through humility and nature will play a great importance in life’s positive outcomes.

For those who have not had a reading since March or April, and you or your partner is a fire sign, it may be time for a update as this will be the last update until August 2016.

Wishing you a fun filled Full Moon!

Maharani Rutan©

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Envision a Vision: First Step: Jupiter in Virgo 2015-2016

juptvirgo25014Jupiter enters Virgo

August 11/12, 2015 through October 2016

(This is for all those Virgos whom I adore)

By Maharani Rutan©

I have always been curious as to how the complexity of astrology, whether Vedic or Western, predetermines specifics in events of the world as well as in people. The other day I was watching the History Channel; the main topic discussed the “combination of Astronomy and Astrology”-History Channel. To my surprise it was quite fascinating. Though this series questions faith, religion and opens up the discussion of existence, their modern science theory has always fascinated me.

With a little help from my Guru in India, I have decided to write more about the planet of Jupiter. Though there has not been much discussion of this planet, I feel this planet is like whipped cream on an apple pie. Yes, the Apple Pie does taste good alone but it tastes even better when there is whipped cream – but it depends if you like whipped cream. I find it a breath of fresh air. Therefore, those that have had Jupiter in their sign must have felt that was as well.


However, choosing this planet was also serendipity as Jupiter is moving into Virgo on August 11/12, 2015 and it will grace all Virgos for 18 months where it will go direct and stationary between Virgo and Libra. There was a similar event such as this from August 2003 through October 2004. During that time Virgos had planted some sort of a seed. Whatever the seed that was, 12 years later it may bloom again. Depending on how badly you want it.

Many of you may not even know what Jupiter is while some may know that it is a good planet to have. Well my friends, everyone has Jupiter (Guru) in their charts and it crosses each sign 2.5 years according to the sun or the moon (Vedic or Western). I will not go into the jest of the difference between the two, but the only thing you need to know at the moment is that Vedic theory is where the earth revolves around the moon; whereas, western theory depicts that the earth moves around the sun. This only means that whether you focus on Vedic or Western, the signs that one characterizes is either one sign ahead of the other or vice versa. This also makes a big difference when creating individual charts as well as the placement of each planet. There are many different mathematical aspects of astrology and each astrologer places their own twist on how to interpret the situation. But I can guarantee that each astrologer feels Jupiter is a blessing.

No matter which philosophy one follows, the planet of Jupiter has the same meaning. Jupiter is a good blessing, affluence, assistance, trust, optimism and positivity. I have had dialogs with my closest friends whose primary focus is on Western Astrology, and my Guru who uses Hindu Ancient Vedic Philosophies, to guide me through my prayers and be my console. I was reminded to let the people who do their jobs well do that job, meaning there are so many gifted Western Astrologers who have years of experience that are well respected. For those who want to probe in that area, I could suggest you contact any one of my astrologer associates by clicking (here). For my Hindu Vedic Astrology followers, your Gurus are easy to find; just step into any Temple and you will find Pundits. These Pundits know more about Vedic Astrology than those that try to sell it to you on Indian Television Channels. And all your contributions are tax free at the temple.

However, Vedic Readers have a completely different prospective. Imagine for a moment that Astrology is the GPS of your life, it tells you which way you will go and at what time. In mathematical calculation of day or year it can also predetermine a good day for something i.e. marriage, home etc. Some Astrology (Vedic) also recommends you wear a certain stone or fast a certain day, to reduce the severity of planets. However, Astrology may not tell you if you take the wrong road what could happen, nor will it tell you, if the road is bumpy, what you should do, and most of all what about the weather. I realize there may be some out there however; the accuracy of those GPS’s can be questioned. Therefore Vedic Reading incorporates the characteristics of Astrology. It maps out the terrain for a short period of time so that next time you are down that bumpy road in the rain you might want to pull over. So when the sun shines again you have gotten where you needed to go just in time.


The Planet Jupiter is also similar in the philosophies in that it touches each sign; kisses them and asks the question what will you do with what I have given you? Jupiter is ruled by Sagittarius and Pisces in Vedic, its name is Guru. Since my philosophies are rooted from the eastern world I will have a primary focus on Vedic vision, thus if Western Astrology is the way one wants to proceed I would highly suggest you contact my recommended astrologers here. But you can always have an open mind to other philosophies to bring richness and knowledge to your experiences.

Jupiter in Sankrit (the oldest native Indian language) is named as Brahaspati, or Guru for short. It has been said in the old ancient writings that Guru oversees all the planets. He is the teacher and he rules the sun and the moon, including its movements. Guru as we will call him from this day forward, brings good fortune, faith, thinking, mysticism, prosperity, children, accomplishment, integrity, affluence, and partnerships. You may notice many characteristics of Sagittarius and Pisces, and what they rule. Hence, there is an addition to Guru: wherever Guru is placed in ones chart is where one will reap the benefits the most. This placement is the transference of past life karma of the good that he/she will be a benefactor of.


Like Sagittarius, Guru blesses journeys, knowledge, reliability, ethics, handouts, compassion, concern and introspection. This is especially the case for those whose decisions would change the lives of many; Jupiter is also highly imperative for women.

To not to make this blog more complicated, my direction will be focused on how Jupiter magnifies or harms our life. Though we know now the ruling planet of Guru, however he loves to be in a sign of Cancer and Capricorn. So if you Jupiter is placed in your chart in a sign of Cancer you will naturally be blessed, but it does not mean you will always be blessed. This does not mean that other planets or astrological signs will not be blessed but when Jupiter enters ones Sun, Moon, or Mars and is in a sign or Capricorn or Cancer it is usually magnified.


As Jupiter changes signs every 18-24 months. On August 11, 2015, Jupiter will enter/return in the sign of Virgo. Nevertheless, before one can determine severity or the impact of Jupiter, it is imperative to understand the characteristics of the astrological sign.

Virgos are very hardworking people who use their acute, systematic, and organizational skill to move forward in life. Sometimes Virgos get so involved in little details of things that they can’t look at the big picture. They are extremely clean people, though they are good at taking care of themselves, their addictive personality may move them into direction of eating sweets, or extreme salt. The most gratification to a Virgo is their career, not only do they want to be recognized but they want to complete everything perfectly. If they work in a field of helping others they will have instant gratification. Though they are their best in the medical field, they are such perfectionists that they can worry more than they work at times. They are often referred as overachievers and neurotics.


But now Virgos can breathe a little. Virgos will now have a clearer mind as to what is happening in their lives. They will become much more practical yet optimistic and all their talents will come naturally such as truth, health, problem solving and being analytical. There were many hints that the universe had given to you in approximately 2002-2004. Any risks you took that were mistakes brought you to today. Now that you have learned to make mature decisions, Jupiter will bless us to look at things in a much larger view. Virgos will question what they need to do to change. They know though that they want life to be perfect, they are not perfect, and that it is not the experience but the journey that will take them there.

For all the hard work Virgos have put into themselves through changes and all the pain and suffering. this is the best time of your life. It’s time to get your hands dirty as you will reap what you sow. Your skills will be perfected, and who knows, you may learn something new. Virgos will also become busy bees. It will be time to take those baby steps. Virgos looking for some sort of break, here it comes. Those Virgos that are seeking to expand, move, or alter their career, Jupiter will help you succeed.


For anything that is work oriented, one should allow Virgos to lead, or be involved, because Jupiter is kissing them – it will succeed. Speaking of which, success only comes when Virgos feel good about themselves, and finally they will look at their health habits such as food and diet and decide to take better care of themselves (no more cookies, apple fritters and chips) –Who me ? I would never say such thing dear Virgo.

Baby boomers, and Generation X; 54-58 and 66- 70, this is your Jupiter. With its return you are now about to go deeper into your heart and make your wishes come true; but not just Virgos, however, all earth signs will be affected. If your work is honest, with morality and values, you will reap the rewards but if you take on too much as a part of ego driven leadership then you won’t be able to handle all that is imposed on you.


Throughout September, with the eclipse and confusion of what you need to do to bring luck (Neptune/Jupiter Square), you may seem confused. But when Jupiter was in Leo you learned something very important; either look out for yourself or look out for yourself and others. From that idea you will now have the inspiration you need to move forward. Now is the time to take your ideas home.

Mercury is going begin to move backwards in time in Virgo. The ghost period begins on August 25, 2015 and it switches signs on September 12, 2015 when it moves into Libra until October, 22, 2015 (give or take a couple of days). Additionally, New moon in Virgo on September 12, 2015 paired with the partial solar eclipse at 10 degrees Virgo will assist all Virgos to shed their old skin and promise of a new one (blog to be posted by Aug 20-22, 2015).



Virgo’s have been thinking too much; as a matter of fact, I could smell the fire all the way here. Your visions will come to reality. Remember that Guru is on your side, you can now improve every aspect of your life such as love, life, work, and career. You may get an itch to go somewhere where you have never been before. You will no longer fear that someone will create restrictions or place heavy burdens on your plate. Be careful though, when Jupiter is in a specific sign there are extra pounds that should be there and because you are enjoying life so much you may forget your blood pressure or sugar. Forget those Apple Fritters, Chocolate Chip cookies and most of all rich foods that make you go yummm. You will regret it later.

Virgos may be very concerned about family, home, and work. I would not be at all surprised if there is a large purchase such as a building or apartment, or come on some money you never thought you had. At the same time, Virgos do love their families and there will be deep worries relating to family matters. But don’t expect your entire journey for 18 months to be a bed of Roses. You may become short tempered and when you feel your opinion is not being heard, be flexible and open.


My dear Virgo, be good while Jupiter comes to visit. If you want things to be fair don’t micromanage, and you will soon realize everything is not as is seems if you place your feet in another shoes.

I will write more as the eclipses passes by but for now …. Enjoy your gift and part II will soon come.

Maharani Rutan©


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