Life is blissful for Leo’s. Can you love like they do? 1st New Moon in Leo 2017

New Moon in Leo

July 23, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

Just before the chaos, the universe blesses us with our first new moon in Leo. The energy will deliver wisdom and harmony. Our relationships with others are shifting. Anything that is not meant for us will go, and anything that stays is meant for us and will bring encouraging things.

People with Leo anywhere in their chart love their family and explorations, and this settlement comes with stunning wonder for Leo’s since this will be the first of two new moons in Leo this year. The void of the moon will affect all early born Leos between 0-1 degrees depending upon the orb, and it will void the sky at 5:46 am EST and 2:46 PST on July 23, 2017.

The New Moon enables a significant number of us to view our existence with a different prospective and sanction the gentle inspiration and insight to create our own new beginnings. The energy is perfect for any modification necessary for trying, exploring, starting or planting anything our heart desires. From new businesses, rearranging furniture, planting new flowers, or just exploring anything creative. Anything that has been put aside due to fear or uncertainty is now our window of opportunity; and now, our heart beats and reminds our mind to say “I am what I am”.

Leo moon blesses all projects, manifestations, and visions. Even through failure, it does not feel as if it were a failure of depression, but rather victory of knowledge and insight. This will be predisposed by affectionate, craving, and contentment where imagination, truth, and kindness will be glorified. This is the best time to look for close relationships or bring peace to all of your relationships.

The Leo moon often enhances people, giving the impression that they must be the center of attention and repeatedly get appreciation. If they are not given this praise they may act with immaturity. This could cause mischief or theatrical outpourings, being overly kind, or clashes. Alternatively, Leo people praise others and provide optimistic credit when they need it. They are boundless supporters and people pleasers that convey self-assurance and bravery in others. They are also very family-oriented, where mommies are perceived as very modest people and they grasp the independence, kindness, and gifts from their mothers or motherly figures.

The Fire vigor can occasionally cause us to be more compulsive, persistent, full of pride, provoked, narcissistic, self-centered, or patronizing. It’s harder (but not impossible) to make modifications or be flexible. The more regard, compassion, and care that is given during the new moon phase, the more optimism will come of it.

The moon in Leo is Brave, Bold, Intense, Skillful, Systematized, AND IMPULSIVE. It is my recommendation that you purchase an orange candle and carve your name through to the wick. Anoint the candle with lemon oil or orange oil and chant Psalm 65. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next moon cycle.

Evoke that candle with all uses of psalms and mantras. Achieving the preferred result is conditioned upon the excellence of purpose. When it comes to outcome satisfying relationships, begin with a clear thought of what your goal should be. Never pray for someone, but pray for peace for everyone so that the person in your focus also receives the same without being selfish.

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. This year I have chosen two mantras; one for those that are learning mantras, and one for those who are much more advanced.

The mantra for Leo moon is:


Om Hreeng Shreeng Sauh

(Om Hriing Shriing Suuah)


Om Kleem Brahmne Jagadadharaya Namah

This mantra will bring light and deliverance to your life with all the might and power of the universe.

Please understand that I am not an astrologer; however, Vedic readings assimilate the energies of astrology and bring to the analysis encoded difficulty and dynamics for the choices of a free will.

Vedic readings do not tell you what to do; rather, they arrive at a probable path which may be taken and allow free will choices to resolve conflicts before they occur.

I only wish that you make the best of this energy and spend more time with the people that mean the most to you.

Remember the Lunar and Solar eclipses are right around the corner. If you have not done so already, I would suggest you book your appointment for your six month self-reading and relationship readings as there are only a few appointments left.

Maharani Rutan©


Perplexed, Preoccupied and Paranoid: Who are you? 3rd Mercury Retrograde 2017.


Pre-Progression: Jul 21-Aug 6, 2017(Begins in Leo)

Pre-Regression : Aug 7 -Aug 11, 2017

Mercury Station: Aug 12-13, 2017 (Virgo)

Mercury Retrograde Regression: Aug 14-17, 2017

Mercury Retrograde Juncture: Aug 18- Sep 4 , 2017

Mercury Direct: Sept 5, 2017 (Leo)

Post-Regression Juncture: Sept 6-8, 2017

Post-Juncture: Sept 9-19, 2017

By Maharani Rutan©

Here we go again. For the past 2 months, most of us have been going through a bumpy ride through Mercury and Mars transits. I called this the M & M ride in my Full Thunder Moon in Capricorn, read about it here. The further we move away from the full moon the more confusing and more lethargic it becomes. What seemed real could have been, our tongues were twisted, and we were shocked to hear something we wish we had not.

As Mercury moves away from Cancer, where emotions are, on July 19, 2017 and moves into Leo, it moves into the sign of home. It will begin the slow journey backwards in time. In the VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories), it is believed that each planet moves from one zodiac sign to another to make sure each degree, or rather, each character of energy learns all that needs to be learned from the energy that the universe is trying to teach. These were the teachings of the predetermined view of my 2017 prediction blog (read more about it here).

When Mercury enters Leo on July 21, 2017, it enters the sign of home. Leo’s are on one occasion absorbed with investigating everything and they often speak from the heart; when a retrograde period appears, this means it be the conflicting. There will be a sense of candor in communication when will often tug themselves from objective oriented to logical. Words could flow more relaxed than ever before but there is always a sense of removing themselves when it comes to one’s ego.

Unfortunately for Leo’s and fire signs (Aries and Sagittarius), this is a triple whammy. The Eclipse last spring, and now the fall eclipse, along with Rahu (planet which rules windfall, religion, philosophies, intellectual nature, old age, sicknesses, karma, and indulgences), have been in Leo for the past 2.5 years joining Mercury. This does not mean that it is bad; it just depends on how a person handles the aspect of the planets. This would affect all those that have fiery planets.

During this period, Leo’s may have felt, at its worst, unpredictable events such as: financial losses, sudden deaths of friends or family, lack of acknowledgment, feeling abandoned, disengagement from family and friends, wasting time in trying to determine psychic powers but have none, extremely educated but powerless to find their way of life, and bad luck. At its best, during the transit Leo’s may have felt: optimistic life, an event that brings blessing, boundless wealth, and charisma.

Each fire sign has had a chance since December 2016 to reconsider past events as Rahu speaks of those things and Mercury reminds us again. Every retrograde December 2016-January 2017 began in a Fire sign (Sagittarius), transited in an Earth sign (Capricorn), and ended in a Fire (Sagittarius). March 2017-May 2017, began in a Fire (Aries), transited in an Earth sign (Taurus), and ended in a Fire (Aries). The summer Mercury will do the same.

The pre-progression will begin in Leo on July 21, 2017; asking fire signs, especially Leo, if they are ready to slow down. But one of the keys is going to be that the torch of Rahu will be passed back to Cancer. With Mercury going back, Rahu going back, and Cancer in the picture, all fire signs and all those that are Cancers or have Cancer in their chart will be analyzing their lives. The trigger events are from 2 years ago, the fall of 1998, and the winter of 1999. The critical thinking will continue all the way through the first eclipse, until the torch is completely passed to Cancers on the 17th of August. Nevertheless, nudge of Mercury will become more intensified as it moves into pre-regression period from August 6, 2017 through August 12, 2017.

Many of us could feel life just slackening down – giving room for rebirth and organization. Or cantankerousness, it is all about communication. Relationships could split up over inconsequential differences or a sudden absence of communication. People from the past could unexpectedly resurface to bring closings or new beginnings. But remember not to trust or feel everything that occurs during this period. Make your choices after September 19, 2017, that is if they are still around, or you are still around.
As I always say, if two people meet during the retrograde somehow, they will break apart during a retrograde. If they end during a retrograde they will come together during a retrograde. As VPAT theorizes, Mercury has way of making things confusing and nothing is final; it’s a way of communication, only to be able to reconsider, rethink, and find a resolution.

Three to four times during the year, the Cosmos questions humanity; whether their choices of the past were rushed or if they were truly what one longs or yearns for. I’m curious, if an ending of a situation is needed, do we give second chances or third chances? Any relationship that begins during this period usually does not last long, and those that break up will be up for reconsideration during the next retrograde period in November/December 2017.

Mercury placement in Leo amplifies itself and will give this light through inspiration, resourcefulness, and self-expression. It will be communication which will be a facilitator of excessive melodrama and frequent overstatement of problems leading one to the propensities of arrogance. This situation could lead to explosive circumstances and will last until August 12, 2017. Although there are always positives and negatives to all retrograde periods, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries will be affected in positive ways. Fixed signs (Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius) and Leo’s will be the most challenged, colliding right in the middle of our first fall eclipse and moving right into the sign of Virgo.

Mercury will station in Virgo on the 12th at 11degrees depending upon the orb, and the last time it came this close was in 2004 on August 10. The benefit of Mercury retrograde can be best described as rearranging your life, or your environments, and philosophy about where you are currently and where you want to go tomorrow minus the construction of any firm ideas. But don’t contemplate too much because it will alter. Your manner must be contemplative as it’s time to keep track of your opinions. But don’t rest whatsoever, think of a train still on the track, it just ran out of coal but is reloading.

With Mercury retrograde in Virgo, people with this sign conspicuous in their charts will be chiefly disposed to such contemplation. Additionally, because Mercury is moving into Mutable signs (Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini) they will not be left out. Even though Mercury is in the mutable sign, usually Mercury rules Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces, therefore those who have their sun sign in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces, or prominent in their chart, will also be affected. It does not have to be negative aspects and some people say that Virgo will defiantly love the retrograde period. But all others may be challenged.

When Mercury is retrograding in the sign of Virgo it favors institution, knowledge, and taking care of business. Mercury retrograde will be questioning: “Why do I need to study this? What is the argument? What will I do with it?” People’s approach may change, their outlooks will be challenging, and everything may need to be faultless.

Mercury in Virgo has a leaning toward being tremendously diagnostic and concrete with assumed patterns. Mercury in Virgo may cause one to be imprudent, rational, restless, or even exaggeratedly finicky. Our awareness may race 100 miles per hour, often so draining that it may need deep meditation. Some of us may become enormously meticulous and possibly preoccupied, yet we find no time to do so. This could cause anxiety on our physical body and we may become ill or fatigued. As it will stations in Virgo August 12/13, 2017

This Mercury everyone is a prisoner of Leo and its brothers and sisters by domain (Aries and Sagittarius) and by relation (Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius). Then moving into Virgo and its brothers and sisters (Taurus and Capricorn) and by the domain (Pisces and Gemini). Finally, as Mercury is a ruler of Gemini it will rule all Air signs. This can only mean that Libra, who is an air sign, will be affected and its domain (Cancer) will have Mercury bothering them and a transformation begins for them.

As the overall tension begins to ease a bit, the tension of the eclipse still remains for another 6 days. Mercury tension may seem oblique, thus the Mercury retrograde regression period, 14th of August through 17th, may seem obsolete. Additionally, the pressure may continue as we move into the second eclipse; perhaps the Mercury retrograde juncture August 18- September 4 may be welcomed.

Perhaps Cancers may not like it as Leo passes the Torch that burned their hands and placed gold to their fellow brothers and sisters. Also, the Aquarius eclipse may be knocking on the shell of Cancers a little too loud.

A planet is termed as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. This customary 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, often challenging for us humans, are not infrequent as 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 express ourselves.

Mercury retrograde gives an upsurge to private misinterpretations; inconsistent, interrupted, or hindered communications, debates. and profession. Malfunctions and failures with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains may also see this upsurge. All of these hitches usually arise because some crucial piece of information, or component, has gone astray, or awry.

The big enticement will be to overdo something in an effort to give back for emotional insecurities, so please watch yourself. Love affairs will be erratic and unreliable due to egocentric attitudes, and all areas of communication are inflated, especially in any intense leadership-oriented activity, matters of mind or home, or with anything to do with children, romance, and creativity in general. Documents can go astray also.

Mercury in Virgo/Leo could cause problems with not being able to see the larger picture of life; being overcritical, excessively concerned about minor matters and exaggerated OCD subjects by wanting things in order. Virgo rules day-to-day work, health, and service of greater goods. When Mercury retrogrades in Virgo there may be reexamination to drop old behaviors that revolve around food. Health checkups may give misdiagnoses and may have to be re-done. On the other hand, there may be a need to look at what is not working in your day-to-day life and begin tidying, stop routines, and disposition for the future. It is time for all that is causing feelings of being locked in or blocked in, to go.

On September 5, 2017, Mercury will station direct back into Leo and the post regression juncture continues day-by-day the tension eases September 6th through 8th. Finally, Mercury begins to move forward at a normal pace, one step at a time, September 9th through 19th 2017. Just in time for Virgo to give the torch of Jupiter to Libra.

Even though the tension of Mercury may ease the pain for some in September, it is not all adored for others. The bottomless wedges and heaviness of the last round of Saturn has had some grinding their teeth since June and not finishing until October 26. Saturn moving away from Sagittarius and into Scorpio is causing those with Scorpio in their chart to battle for their deliverance. Saturn, the teacher of karmic lessons, makes it problematic for these people because it is all about self-effacement and submission which can be difficult, even for those who are at ease with submission.

Therefore, the information below becomes an important aspect to keep everything in check and know the obstacles ahead. What I am about to bring to you is not Western or Vedic Astrology. Rather, Zodiac signs are place holders of characteristics in which energy is placed.

If your focus is primarily on Western ideologies, please speak to my recommended astrologers Lee Stillwater or Leslie Hale, if they are not available you may seek any of my recommended astrologers here.

Please remember VPAT (Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic Theories) are based upon where you are today, what you could possibly do tomorrow and what you can do to evade danger and how, by knowing ahead of time, you can remedy the situation.

I will begin with those placeholders as Mercury transitions through each zodiac sign, including Rahu. The paraphrases are positives and negatives of what you can expect during the transition of both.

Mercury in Leo
(Effected Signs)
Leo, Aries and Sagittarius

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Considering negative and positive of all destiny and karma
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Contemplating negative and positive aspects of material resources such as finances, possessions, inheritance and education
Rahu: Difficulties knowing who your friends and enemies are, and relationships/ marriages may seem less than adequate.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Considering the negative and positive of past issues of family and the home
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Contemplating your obligations, past employers, jealousy, health, and stress
Rahu: Possible relocation, new opportunities regarding work and legal issues.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Considering negative and positive financial support debts owed and debt repayment
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Contemplating career, family, politics, recognition, and success
Rahu: Recollection of a Fatherly figure, accident or hidden sickness or injury plenty of occult and spiritual practices.

By Domain

Scorpio, Aquarius and Taurus

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Anything you are learning, analyzing, or wanting to learn whether for your work, education, spirituality, or even for leisure, may seem confusing.
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
You may find it hard to communicate with your friends, supporters and family as what you want to say versus what they are interpreting are two opposite ends.
Rahu: This is a karmic time where your career and karma will cross paths. Where you must make a choice between love and career, but family must come first. However, you must be spiritual and not defiant; encourage revolutionary views and observations.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
You may have work related issues where there may be stagnations, slowdowns, or things you may connect with, such as old clients or old work.
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Interruptions in deliveries, monetary gains, and emotional or physical support are possible.
Rahu: This is a double whammy for you, dear Aquarius, and you can thank the eclipses for this. In one hand your work life should take off and you will have advantages over your competitors. On the other hand, if you are in a relationship you will encounter issues, and if you are not in one you will have a difficult time finding one.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Reexamination in your occupation is a possibility, inspiration and customer service may be at an all-time low due to misinterpretation
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Possibility of overreacting, erratic choices, past issues in areas of relationships and children.
Rahu: You may thank Jupiter in Virgo for the positive luck and your own transformation for the negatives. You will have high energy where luck will follow you and the more unwavering and confident you are, the more you will accomplish. However, areas of relationships, of all kinds, may be difficult for you.

Mercury Rules Mutable Signs

Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and (Sagittarius is already mentioned above)

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Delays in receiving, paying, or miscalculating finances
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
You may have confusions relating to family matters, inherited belongings, education or teaching, and personal relationships
Rahu: You may thank the Aquarius/Leo Eclipse for some of the double standards of this transit. On the positive side, you will have plenty of zeal with an optimistic outlook so that you are able to overcome many trials and tribulations. But you may become burden for your family members. Your finances will improve; however, most of your energy will be spent because of your worries over people you care for, due to their health.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Influx in teamwork, support, and understanding among the company of friends. Likelihood of connection with old friends, or friends leaving or disconnecting.
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
People may discredit, counteract, or give you mixed signals to where you may feel your self-worth is impacted, which may cause you to feel ill.
Rahu: Take care of your health, focus and deal with any legal issues. You may have people that try to tarnish your reputation. Your finances will get better due to your own occupation and hard work towards personal growth. Be diligent with your communication with seniors as there may confusion due to misinterpretation. Who knows, you may find new love during this time.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Stagnation in your family life and loved ones
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Past issues resurface regarding business or relationships. Vague communication could lead to confusion that could end relationships
Rahu: Your work life is given gift to be able to face problems and trials at work so that you have an advantage on your adversaries. Your finances will get better, and if you are in technology or political affairs it will boom.

Cardinal Signs

Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries (listed already above)

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Internal conflict of the future, fluctuation of decisions and support of family and friends
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Delays, misplaced items, overlooked items, traffic jams, communication issues.
Rahu: You can thank the Eclipse in Leo and Jupiter in Libra for the positives in this transit and slap the Aquarius eclipse for the negatives. Finances will get better; you will have peace, make wise decisions, and be high spirited. However, your family or extended family may have minor health issues. Minor disagreement may be possible and romance may seem to fizzle but patience will help.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Relationship issues, break-up, minor tiffs, stagnation, or distancing
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Delays in travel, misunderstandings in instructions & communications with authority
Rahu: You can thank some of your lucky planets for all that is happening. Your finances will get better unpredictability. If you are a student or researching things, it will take off. However, health of your father or male guardian must be on the look out and be careful with marriage or relationship issues.

Mercury: July 20 through August 04 (Leo)
Stagnation at work, issues with your home, or a possible project may cause problems and insecurities.
Mercury: August 05-September 19 (Virgo)
Delays in travel, overcritical thinking and views, judgmental attitude, overly trusting with the wrong people
Rahu: You can thank lucky planet Jupiter for the luck you are getting and slap the Aquarius eclipse for any negativity. Your finances will improve and you will have success and new opportunities are headed your way. You may be very busy, thus not finding time for your family, and you may need to pay attention to them.

These are just minor tendencies and things that could motivate a world view through Mercury retrograde as well as what needs to be considered. Also, please remember these are broad Vedic philosophical predispositions and do not imitate astrology as the signs are just place holders.

If you are looking to find out how this transit will affect you individually in areas of Western Astrology you may consult my recommend astrologers Leslie Hale and Lee Stillwater or my other recommended Astrologers here if they are not available. Unfortunately, I am neither a Vedic Astrologer nor can I recommend a Vedic astrologer who can give instant advice; many of the advisers live in India and turnaround time is 90days.

Mercury brings travel difficulties and overlooked appointments of all kinds. The good things to do when Mercury is Retrograde: muse, consider, 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 sluggish 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 6-9 weeks and it will be hard on all of us.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until September 19, 2017. Remember that with all uses of psalms and mantras completing the preferred result is be determined by the value of intention.

The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy. I have chosen three mantras for you during this Mercury retrograde:


“Om Braam Breem Braum Sah: Budhay Namaha”

(Om Braaan Briiim Bruuum Suuuah Buudahhhay Nahm-ah-ha)

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


Om Budhagrahaya vidmahe, Indu putraya dhimahi, tanno somya prachodayat

Expert :

Priyangava-gulikashyam rupena pratimambudam
saumyam saumya-gunopetam tani pranamamy aham

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

Please note that I am not an astrologer, nor do I claim to be. I am a Certified Vedic Philosophical Ayurvedic  reader specializing in In depth readings. The application of a CVPA Reader is to take planetary placeholder tendencies, as well as attitude and behavior patterns of the reading, and bring forth an understanding to the truth. It is about preventive medicine and understanding that not every human is an exact science, which means for every action there is a reaction, however we all have the ability and free will to change our future.

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


Maharani Rutan©

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