Nightmare Or Nirvana: Last Lunar Eclipse in Libra 2016


Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Full moon in Libra

Blood Moon

Holi Festival

March 23, 2016

By Maharani Rutan©

There is a sense of delight in the air, the melodies of spring birds, and comfortable air are all sure signs that the spring season will soon be here.

The March 20, 2016, spring equinox confirms the spring season and within 7 days Easter will bring the children to play and adults to prayer.


Perhaps there is some sort of uniqueness to this eclipse because it’s not a perfect eclipse. Some do not even call it a real eclipse as the moon will be gliding through the Earth’s shadow very quickly. Some may get lucky and see this if they are in Australia or East Asia. But how exciting will it be for those that see that beautiful reddish hue over the moon which many call the “Blood Moon.” Alternatively, we can refer to this moon, minus the eclipse, the traditional way as a Lenten Moon or Harvest moon; it really does not matter as long as we understand that the full moon, with or without the eclipse, always brings closures. Especially paired with an eclipse, it is bound to be a closer in a person’s life depending upon the aspect of the energy which it holds.

It is a beautiful lunar eclipse, and blood moon, occurring a few days before Easter. As the full moon always brings natural endings, full moons are considered auspicious in the Hindu culture. On this full moon is also the Hindu holiday Holi Festival which delights and welcomes the spring season.


Since this eclipse is a faint eclipse, most people will see this as full moon with nothing more. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is when the Earth shadow does not completely cover the moon, only shadowing it, creating effects which are fainter than the total lunar eclipse.

The actual eclipse motion begins at 5:30am EST and at this time many people on the east coast will see the eclipse, but once again it will seem that the moon is merely turning full. It will seem this way around 6:57am EST. But the moon will not actually be completely full until 8:01am EST, 5:01 PST. Hence, in the blink of an eye the eclipse will be over at 9:54am. The entire effect from start to finish is about four hours but it is so unnoticeable that it may not seem real. This may be so in the physical world however, on a psychological and spiritual world it will be a different world altogether.


This full moon and eclipse is considered a Libra/Aries eclipse entering 3 degrees depending upon the orb around 8:01pm EST. All early born Libra and Aries will be greatly impacted by this eclipse. But rest assured, anyone that has Libra or Aries anywhere in their astrological house will also be impacted depending upon where in the house which Aries or Libra is positioned. On the same note I call it guilty by association. ALL fire signs (Leo, Aries and Sagittarius) will be affected as Aries will be affected, as well as all Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius).

Then again, Vedic philosophies would consider that since this eclipse is creating cross function endings in cardinal conjunctions, all cardinal signs will also be effected; which means all those that have Cardinal Signs in their chart (Cancer, Libra, Aries, and Capricorn) will be involved. To find out how deeply it may impact you, it be advisable to contact my recommended astrologers.


The distinctiveness of this moon has riddled across religious aspects of omens and the deep religious thinkers alike. The controversies continue in that whenever a blood moon, lunar eclipse, or solar eclipse is so close to Easter it has a symbolism. Some state that the following Bible passage reflects this idea:

“I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.”

Revelation 6:12

it was also referred in book of Matthew and Joel.


I was thinking about this as I was outlining and researching this blog. I had this strong pull to contact my son whose chosen path is to lead Christian people. He wants to do this through his erudition gained through pastoral studies. He said to me, “It all sounds very unique mom. But in the Book of Mark it says that no one will know when the Lord will come, the day or the hour.” I replied, “Perhaps no, perhaps yes, but it sure is unique.”

This exceptional manifestation occurs when there are four total lunar eclipses within a 6 month period of time without a partial eclipse in between. Remember that there were four blood moons occurring April 15 2014, October 08, 2014, April 04, 2015 and September 28, 2015. Other sages trust the nirvana of an assured prophecy in a biblical sense because of the moon turning red.

My curiosity and theoretic prospective is not based upon religious practices, or biblical derivatives, rather, I look at an environmental and philosophical world view. Each eclipse (April 15 2014, October 08, 2014, April 04, 2015 and September 28, 2015 including March 23, 2016) was a Libra/Aries eclipse with blood moon or lunar eclipse. Libra can be defined as harmony, compassion, law, and fairness and willingness to negotiate. Aries can be defined as driven, stubborn, and strong.


When two opposites collide there can often be a stalemate; it can either cause each party to walk away in a different direction with resentment and sorrow, or anger and revenge. The result will depend upon the element of the negotiation and the parties if they are willing to compromise.

However, I also believe in full circles and history repeating itself; exactly 19 years ago working backwards, which would be March 23, 1996, September 26, 1996 (give take a day or two due to the leap year), April 3, 1996, October 8, 1995, April 15, 1995 were all eclipses in Libra/Aries. Here we are 19 years later and history is repeating which means 19 years from now (2034/2035) it will happen again. Perhaps those of you who are still following my blogs will remember what I wrote today or maybe not, but definitely something significant is in place besides the presidency.


Let’s rewind…In 1994 and 1995 Bill Clinton was the President of the United States (hmm) could history repeat itself? In 1994 the deadly Ebola virus has the highest fatality rate. Now in 2016 we have the Zika virus; could it be that in 19 years we may have new virus? 19 years ago the O.J Simpson Trial and investigation began, he was found not guilty but no real answers were found. In 2016, will the People v. O.J Simpson television show uncover those? The heat wave in 1995 killed 3,000 in the central United States. It has been predicted already that this it is going to be an unusually hot summer in 2016. In pop culture 1995 was Janet Jackson’s year and 19 years later she is touring again; does this mean she will make headlines? All of this is history in the making and perhaps 19 years from now new information will make all of this rock solid. Perhaps the news is good, perhaps not, but it will be an awaking for many.

Hindu cultures constantly consider the lunar eclipse to be favorable although the solar eclipse is not. Countless Hindu experts bathe in the sacred rivers such as Ghangi River, however, many who cannot make it there bathe in a Spiritual Bath. They also fast and do one million Japa to attain blessings from Gods. Those who want to cure a flaw should do an appropriate mantra to bring relief.


However, not much relief is going to be needed this year as one of most fun festivals will be celebrated. Holi, known as Phagwan in Sanskrit, Holka in some parts of India, and the festival of colors to many, was once celebrated by Vedic followers. Now Holi has spread throughout Asia and even parts of Canada and Europe. It is usually celebrated the day after the full moon in March. However, there is a deeper religious story attached to Holi which was discussed in the 7th century called Ratnaval which speaks of good v. evil and burning of the Holka. Holi has always been referred to as a festival officially welcoming spring to celebrate new life and energy with the change of season.

Holi abandons the caste systems and has no restrictions of age or gender. Public displays of affection and flirting are allowed. Bonfires, dancing, singing, and smearing each other with power colors and water colors welcomes spring with love and laughter. On the other side of the hemisphere everything seems to be very serious as people prepare for Lent, Easter, and the Red moon.


Before the blood moon was presented, those in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres planned their seasons by the silhouette and color of the moon. Those in the Southern Hemisphere named the moon in March a Blood moon, Hunters moon, or Harvest moon, again because of the color. Whereas, the shadow of the moon is different in the Northern Hemisphere and they named the full moon the Lenten moon.

This Lunar Eclipse, Red full moon in Libra, will monitor people with cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Capricorn and Cancer); to appreciate how they will be able react to the needs to others. Additionally, to see if they are irritated and reluctant to identify that something or someone is not what it or they seem to be, and not as solid as they once had recognized. It is frequently said that to distinguish what we will feel during the eclipse, especially the ones that are geared to transform Libra & all Cardinal signs and those that have cardinal sign in their chart, we must think back to how life was about 19 to 20 years ago. We have reached the point where the exact degree the lunar eclipse equals that which occurred on March 23, 1996. At that time it was also at 3 degrees and it was an Aries/Libra eclipse.


Since the eclipse is corresponding with the placement of the moon (not in a straight line), things may be a little is unbalanced yet we must continue to be balanced. An eclipse always transports chaos and sporadic mayhem that can be difficult but does not have to be cruel. We must preserve in our consciousness the lunar eclipse (in the dark), and anywhere the lunar eclipse falls in a specific chart, disturbs the contrasting houses. Therefore, I would not be surprised that fire signs would be affected by this eclipse as well. In ordinary terms, it will be the lesser area which will affect the crisis the most.

The full moon in Libra brings highlighting to relationships, constancy, and independence. But naturally, full moon signifies climaxes and new openings. The eclipse and the moon will be questioning how relationships are valued as well as what kinds of people are being attracted to one another. Questions will be detriments to finding a way to meet each other half way. Additionally, it is about self-accountability and position in the relationship.


Libra stands for thoughtful balance and harmony while Aries stands for inflexibility and how we display attitude and narrate towards others. Thus, energy will root precariousness, anguish, and interference. The energy will endeavor to toss away the old and bring a new element of relationships that was never affected before. However, transformation can be very challenging for people, particularly cardinal signs (primarily Libra) who like regularity in their relationships.

Libra energy stimulates strength as Aries reigns us with vigor to shape an improved future for us. However, for fire signs (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius), especially Sagittarius and those that have primary planets in Sagittarius, things were fine for a little while under Saturn (Planet of difficult lessons was direct). Plans were being made, truth and family conversations were taking place, but most of all family decisions were the main topic.


Whenever Saturn is involved in a person’s life the phase focuses primarily on self-control, responsibilities, stability, reliability, commitment, and endurance. When Saturn entered Sagittarius in December 2014, (read about it here), it was meant to transform Sagittarius like no other. When it is retrograde it is important to evaluate, confirm, and take responsibilities for past, present, and future commitments. This means there are uncertainties, then the opportunities will be there to change your mind, but please be careful as things will be very confusing when Neptune comes to visit this chaotic period June 1 through June 20, 2016. Not only is Saturn about difficult lessons but Saturn is a Karmic planet thus always in conjunction with past life and past responsibilities.

Retrogrades are nothing to Virgos, as a mutable sign just like Sagittarius, Jupiter retrograde remains as lucky as it is supposed to be. I have had many Virgos complain about issues of health, work, and relationships; many are turning to obsession, comfort food, and spending.


Earth signs, especially Virgo’s, have a feast to famine mentality. When they are working they are workaholics, when they are not they can be lazy at times. They don’t mind hours in front of the television watching the news or their favorite sci-fi flick. But one thing for sure, they don’t mind evaluating others and things, but evaluating themselves is difficult to do for all earth signs (Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn). Jupiter retrograde is about introspection and being more reliant on your personal perception rather than others. There will be a strong pull to transform into the person we want to be. During this time spontaneous job opportunities may arise, education and travel is not out of the question, but most of all a friend or an old lover that may have rejected you in past may come back into your life. This may be because they still have more to teach you.

Each eclipse conveys different effects into our world and supports us in the reexamination of many things within our lives. For Libras, this journey pushed you every time that there was an eclipse. The eclipse on April 15, 2014 interrogated your transformation (read about it here), October 08, 2014 questioned how reasonable you are and what you are altering about yourself (read about it here), and the April 04, 2015 eclipse questioned your stability in life and what you believe that needs your devotion and assertion (read about it here). Finally, this is the last eclipse in Libra/Aries for 19 years; the question is will you be on a beautiful tree or playing with mud 19 years from now?


The full moon brings with it various choices. Some may find steadiness among power and rationality. However, there may be some pressure between wanting to be alone and wanting to be with someone to fill the void. If to fill the void, a wrong choice is made there will be regrets. I suggest that you do not make any decisions in regard to any relationship issues until the energy of the moon has passed the orb. This is 5-6 days before and after the full moon, March 16 through March 30, 2016.

Hemorrhage and blood loss are more likely during a Full Moon, so take care. This is the time to Collect, Pray and be Grateful, and to work on productivity and achievement. Love and Romance go wild under a Full Moon, particularly around midnight. In a full moon there is extraordinary impartiality, strong mindedness, and a consciousness of your own desires and the needs of others. Attend to your inner voice and pursue a balance that is significant. There are no champions or failures in a relationship, there are only knowledgeable characters.


The passionate red moon could bring fire, yet it could also bring climaxes to toxic relationships. Libra Moon morals fragrant relationships. It acts in a way to make sure that one is precious and that love is reserved. It’s a need to satisfy the people they feel close to and to be nurtured with kindness, amicability, and with music and beautiful things. Libra Moon desires a close friendship, partnership, or marriage to feel maintained and safe. There is desire of necessity for congruence, correspondence, and pleasant atmospheres. In expressive circumstances, the Libra Moon has a habit of turning one very rational, trying to make sensible choices, exhibiting loathing dissimilarities, or even conducting diplomacy out of hostility. People will have robust compassion and magnetism for others. This comes from the Libran exploration for harmonization and symmetry as the Libra situation highlights partnership. It’s a noble time to form partnerships of all natures—friendships, marriages, and business.

This eclipse energy is so robust that many will feel this tug as early as the 16th of March all the way until the 23rd of March though others may already be feeling it. Therefore, convey diplomacy in relationships. Bargain to be independent yet understanding. Take your time and if others disregard the relationship for taking the time out of your relationship, then do what you can not to retaliate. But at the same time, making decisions to end a relationship, or harsh actions, will not be the way to go unless this is clearly the best decision. If it is, it will NEVER come back at the same kindness it was when it began because the eclipse gives much energy and edge to never go back again. Eclipse and full moon together is natural for grand finales.


This eclipse is principally relationship oriented – our affairs through others can be isolated, challenged, or suddenly repaired as the revelation calls one to exploit. This eclipse cores on the intimate and personal relations; we may be strongly considered about our feelings and needs within the perspective of the house, sign, and planetary aspects affected. To fully grow in the lunar eclipse, discover both houses and signs that are brought into play.

Definitely communicate feelings! People are hurried to reach a comprehensible clarification for any sensitive problem and will jump right in to offer a helpful certainty. The moods may shift on and off. There are numerous facets of a condition and we may need to bend to others. This could make people seem indecisive or double-sided, but it is actually the indication of a vulnerable awareness. The essential is to encourage others by remaining approachable in communication. There is also a necessity to recount to your mother as a friend and keep in regular contact.


Vedic readings have always assimilated astrology, vision, action, and reaction as an intertwining technique to limpidity. By all means, what I am about to give to you is not an immaculate science nor should be it considered as such. This overview is at face value, where the eclipse and the full moon bring forth changes, but to have your own individual reading I would really recommend that you speak to an astrologer and see what it holds for you.

I am not an astrologer nor claim to be – I don’t have the disciplined interpretation to follow it; this material is a sheer synopsis as a precaution when modest transformation becomes highly probable.
Remember to correctly examine astrological placement in your chart beforehand, then look at what could happen. What is given to you is deterrent and introductory to elude mis-perception and convey harmony through this tough passage.

Since the Solar eclipse brings something new (read about it here) and the lunar eclipse ends something to make space for something new, the general tendencies are the overall potential of both energies combined in areas of a Vedic view.
This eclipse will affect Libras and those that have Libra in their chart, as well as similar cardinal signs (Libra, Capricorn, Aries and Cancer). Some people will say it is a romantic eclipse, I say it is a transformational eclipse because not only is it the last eclipse in Libra for 19 years, but it is a historical evolution.

I will begin my predictions with the impacted astrological signs first as they will go through a phenomenal transformation.

Libra: The eclipses have really triggered your spiritual, internal, and worldview transformational changes since 2014. Your journey began April 15, 2014 when you knew you needed some changes, but the universe questioned every change you wanted to make (read about it here). On October 8, 2014, again the universe questioned how cooperative you were with others and what changes you may have been willing to make (read about it here). Finally 2015 came around and you may have thought everything was fine. However, the universe came knocking at your door again April 04, 2015 once again questioning, with all the changes, is everything in your life is as stable as you think or are still walking around with rose color glasses (read about it here)? This eclipse is in combination with the Total Solar Eclipse last month (read about it here) where the focus must be on your health and money, but entertaining must be last. Now the time has come for changing physically, internally, and spiritually. There is a high degree of internal battles and you must give yourself the time and patience because you will finally realize you want a better life.

Capricorn: Your career, money, and lady luck may have slowed down. It won’t last long though because in May things could start to improve as Jupiter begins to move direct (read about it here). But be wise, this is a year of earth sign eclipses so come April be extra cautious as Mercury will shake and rattle your cousin Taurus. The Solar Eclipse (read about it here) opened the door for you to travel, open communications, and look at life in whole new prospective. You will now come to peace with many people. You may even change a career. The next six months are about planting seeds and reorganizing your life, changing your career, and remembering not to get stressed.

Aries: At least the universe is done with your eclipses for a while. But he is not done changing you, of course, as you may be effected by Saturn in some way through association (Read about it here), possibly having to do with family or work. The Total Solar Eclipse (read about it here) pre-warns you for the next six months to be careful of unplanned expenses and health issues. Do not push aside or ignore these warnings. This eclipse focuses a lot on new career opportunities. Work on being closer to your children as minor physical or emotional mishaps could occur. You now have six months to take care of your money, health issues, children, restructuring your marriage, and remembering to think very carefully before your act or react to anything whatsoever otherwise you will regret it in the fall.

Cancer: You know you love the spring and summer seasons. It’s time to relax a little. The last Total Solar Eclipse (read about it here) warned you that you must protect your character as people may walk all over you. As always, you love to travel in the spring and summer anyway, but perhaps you may actually enjoy it this time. Trying any kind of spiritual or learning activities won’t hurt you at all. The next six months beautify your current home or move. Stay very transparent towards your family and do not try to be anything you are not. If you want to change your hair color or clothing, go ahead the universe will bless it. But remember, you must rest and relax a few days before and after the eclipse as it is a very strong vibration. For six months protect yourself, travel, enjoy yourself, get involved in spiritual activities, change your home, be transparent, and change yourself outwardly if you want.


Mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Gemini). Pisces, you have two more eclipses for your transformation. Virgo you are almost done as this fall is your last one. Sagittarius, the universe will not make you go through eclipses while you are going through Saturn. Gemini, you will be affected by the Aquarius eclipses which are starting this fall.

Pisces: A spiritual transformation is in order for you. It is time to leave the materialistic world behind and come into a time of a more humanistic world. During the March 20, 2015 eclipse the universe gives you all the blessing to begin your transformation. Will you appreciate it? The Total Solar Eclipse on March 08, 2016 (read about it here) was about your attitude, and the reaction to defending things and who you are. For this eclipse, and for the next six months, you will be able to look at loss so you can find where life really is and the progression of being one with the universe. Make sure you make the most of the connection with the universe. Remember, you still have two more eclipses to complete your transformation; one this fall and one in the spring of 2017.

Gemini: It seems that the universe always makes you go “stop and go” three times a year. Through retrograde one has passed and two more are coming. But remember that, by association, you will be affected by the eclipses this fall in Aquarius. The total solar eclipse two weeks ago (read about it here) wants you to focus more on your work and share knowledge with large groups of people, however, be warned that this eclipse is in an air sign but it does not mean it will be bad. Together with that, you are going through a wonderful rebirth for the next six months get your creativity up, involve children and family in your life, take life very slow, and please don’t rush because you may make mistakes.

Virgo: It does not take much to confuse you so let me start by saying, depending upon which science you choose to focus on, Jupiter (lady luck) can be in your sign if you wish to look at it in a western belief. But Vedic philosophies state it is in Leo and will enter your sign in the fall so let’s see what happens then. Nevertheless, for the time being you may find work, money, love, and happiness to be a little scattered as Jupiter, the planet of expansion, is moving backward in your sign (read about it here) but won’t be retrograding for long; only until May 2016. Add to that, Mercury retrograde is in earth signs so it’s a double whammy on your head. One retrograde passed; it happened Dec-Feb (read about it here) and another is coming in April. The last eclipse (read about it here) was not really focused on you as much as being able to support your partner and getting ready for new people in your life; especially to make sure every decision is humble and spiritual. This eclipse will show you that you had taken on obligations that were not yours to begin with and you could not grow because you kept on being a “helpasaurous.” You will soon realize who your friends/associates/supporters really are. You are now about to bring a new person into the world; a stronger, self-confident, and solid person. You will see for yourself that the person you are now will not be the person you will be in September, 2016.

Sagittarius: Perhaps I will make you feel good for a moment. According to Vedic Philosophies, Saturn is in Scorpio. Does that make you feel good? Well since Vedic inferences are based upon the moon and not the sun, maybe you are on top of the moon and Scorpios are sick and having a hard time. Maybe that was a nice dream, maybe not. As always, Mercury causes you to be bonkers and you know he always comes at the wrong time. He will be back in April, right at the time when Saturn will go direct for you (Read about it here). The total solar eclipse (read about it here) blesses you for six months to purchase a home, beautify your current home, buy a new car, or simply just bring some freshness into your life. However, it also warns you of retrogrades and that Saturn could spoil things for you. This eclipse wants you to focus on changes; for whatever ends, something new will begin. Your career is about to take off. Finally, make sure that any changes that you make are done peacefully for the next six months.


Fixed signs (Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius): Scorpio, maybe you’re out of that rut for a while, maybe not. However, we all know, by association, all fixed signs may be affected by the Aquarius season which begins this fall. But for now, let’s enjoy the spring/summer.

Scorpio: So that was scary… According to Vedic Philosophies, Saturn is in Scorpio, creating symptoms, relationship issues, sickness, money issues, family issues, and lethargy. For today we will not think of the confusing mess. The Total Solar Eclipse two weeks ago (read about it here) supports for the next six months higher education and positive news for those who have children. It was also about re-evaluating what you do for a living. This eclipse is focused on your own transformation for the next six months which knocks at your spirituality. There needs to be a re-connection to the higher power and a deeper understanding that bereavement is something that happens to all of us. This does not necessary mean it will happen through family members, but you may hear about it through friends. The next six months will be about rebirth, evolution, and metamorphosis

Aquarius: Enjoy life while you can and prepare as during this summer you will be going through your own transformation. However, by association this is also your transformation as an air sign. The total solar eclipse (read about it here) blessed you with financial success, assisted you in moving past family negativity and helped you heal. This eclipse you will be questioning your spirituality, friends, and profession. For six months search for a profession that makes you happy. Change your career and make very wise decisions as change is coming for you in the fall which will question every aspect of your decisions.

Taurus: You may be one of the most natural worry warts. Of course, you may feel this is the most difficult year you have had in a long time. Maybe it is, however, it’s only because Mercury retrograde is highlighting earth signs this year. It already knocked Capricorn Dec – Feb (read about it here) and soon it’s coming to get you April – June. Then again, Jupiter retrograde is not helping either but by May 09 (the day after Mother’s Day) it will be back to normal (read about it here). The problem is not about retrogrades, it is about letting go. Through the total solar eclipse (read about it here) you may have been blessed with unexpected money and those blessings would have come while working in large corporations. It was also about searching for the spiritual place. However, this eclipse is about reconsidering people in your life that you have to let go of. The next six months is about letting go, forgiving, and moving on.

Leo: Let me tickle you a bit. According to Vedic Philosophies, Jupiter is blessing you. Did you recently get involved in a wonderful affair, new job, have a baby, or move? Maybe that was Jupiter. Maybe it was luck. Either way, it’s time to get back to reality. You are being questioned, by association of Saturn in Sagittarius (read about it here), who is your family and what do you love about them? The Total Solar Eclipse (read about it here) blessing was yours to explore the philosophical arena, find your calling, and get your financial structure in order. This eclipse you will be a smooth operator the next six months focusing on relationships with your relatives, but you may have trouble with computer electronics. Vibrant, succinct, structured, and implicit communication will be the key to success.

The general tendencies represented above are predispositions and predictive per my Vedic philosophical understanding. Each individual has their own productive astrological chart. This is not astrology; the propensities are from the traditions of Vedic reading and through color and perception I am able to bring to you a perception for your consideration. If you wish to have an astrological reading you may schedule an appointment with my recommended astrologers Leslie Hale, Xtrologyof Hollywood, and Lee Stillwater.

Enjoy this month. In April, the charlatan that likes to slow things down and bring crazies from the past, is coming for a visit. This is when Taurus’ will be spinning their heads around and Gemini’s will be all wrapped up.


Since the moon in Libra represents Gregarious, Beautiful, and Tranquil, Unbiased, and enthusiastic, it is my suggestion for us to stay unwavering. This full moon is astonishing to many signs. It is my suggestion that a yellow candle with your name carved in it will bring the positive energy that will emphasize this full moon. Anoint the candle with lavender oil or peppermint oil and chant Psalm 26. You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until the next eclipse in September.

Remember that with all uses of psalms and mantras, achieving the chosen outcome is conditional on upon the prominence of its purpose. When it comes to finding nurturing relationships, it is of the greatest importance to begin with a pure understanding of what your goal should be. The mantras can be hard to pronounce for many but are a powerful source of energy.


The lunar eclipse often represents endings of some sort. These endings can be quite crucial and may be very difficult to let go. The mantra for the lunar eclipse is:


Om Shram Shreem Shrom Sah Chandramase Namah

(oom sha arm sh eeereem sh hoorm cha an dram aa see na ma ha)

The intention of this mantra is to call upon the God of protection and harmony to give you internal and external peace without uncertainties.

The mantra for Libra is:


Om Shukrya Namaha

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

This mantra produces quality of friendship within oneself including others.
The aim 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 the slightest change, and create a new one. 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 balance”, it must be worded “I need balance in my life with friendship and love.”

I will be offering six month personal, in-depth readings starting on the 23rd. These readings will be covering areas of life that may not have been reflected upon by an Astrologer. I provide you choices and astrologers provide the passage. Together the messages unite the course of your life which is impeccably spiritual.

Moreover, as a reminder, I am not an Astrologer, nor claim to be, and the conditions of this material are completely universal so that you can get a modest interpretation of what you can forestall.


Vedic reading holds a candid belief of how we live in the physical world and how we can change our destiny which is carved in pencil – never a pen. Vedic reading also embraces the concept that for every single action there is reaction. Until we know what actions are positive we have no idea how to react to them when they happen. Vedic readings govern the arrangement so that your actions, or reactions, can be penetrating and justifiable rather than over-reactive and challenging.

Wishing a safe journey through the passage of the lunar eclipse. Have a wonderful summer and know that every change has a reason and every reason has a season.

Maharani Rutan©


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Delayed Justice; Unpredictable Understanding: Final Mercury Retrograde for 2015


Mercury Retrograde

Ghost Period: August 26- Sept 16, 2015

Intense Retrograde Period: Sept 17-October 9, 2015

Motion Direct: October 10-17, 2015

By: Maharani Rutan©

The last Mercury retrograde (read about it here) seems like it was just yesterday. With one roller coaster after another between Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto playing rough, Mars and Neptune did not help matters much.

Once again we are forced to slow down and consider everything that happened in the past. The slow moving planet mercury will be turning retrograde again on August 26, 2015. It will begin its journey in the ghost period motioning backwards at 28 degrees Virgo. As Mercury is a slow moving planet it will not station retrograde until September 17, 2015.

On October 9, 2015, Mercury will begin its path to motion forwards at 0 degrees Libra; touching every planet again until it hits station direct on October 17, 2015.

Many astrologers believe that a planet that retrogrades begins its period about 2 to 3 weeks before it begins its actual retrograde period. This is especially the case in the Vedic philosophies, meaning plan now for the hindrances of tomorrow and mitigate any future crisis because of planetary stimuli.

Therefore, I would expect that the energy will be felt as early as August 26, 2015 and as late as October 17, 2015. This period may be reflecting a shadow of what is yet to arise.

Many people elaborate that Mercury will straighten out on October 9, 2015, conversely, the speed of the planet must be calculated, which often is not. Nonetheless, some of the anxieties and perplexity could subside by October 9, 2015; hence, one may be still viewing life with foggy glasses until October 17, 2015.

merclibra20015An example of the energy can be drawn as a train. Before the train begins to move on its track there are many things that need to be prepared prior the journey; such as tickets, time, and other mechanical issues that could cause delays.

When Mercury is retrograde, there are a lot of introverted and self-conscious thoughts which could cause memory loss or forgetfulness. With Mercury retrograde in Virgo-Libra, people with this sign conspicuous in their charts will be predominantly disposed to such contemplation.

Since Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, they too will be affected as the life they may have once known is in a slow speed. But all mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius) will feel this. Forget about patience, Sagittarius and Pisces may have 0 tolerances. The only thing one must blame it on is Mercury; then again, Mercury does not care how one feels. He will take everyone hostage.

This year’s retrograde has been the most troublesome for Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) causing major frustrations. We began our year with the first Mercury retrograde in Aquarius then moved to Gemini and the very last retrograde for this year is going to pound Libra.

Mercury retrograde in Libra may cause a lot of hindrances for Libras and anything that goes wrong is self-scrutiny. The last time Libra’s may have felt like this could have been around September 2009. This could have caused many people to reconnect with people from the past or they realized that they were in the wrong situation at the wrong time. The most recent retrograde would have been in October, 2014 (read more about it here).

Venus rules Libra which focuses mainly on relationships. Reflection will be directed towards personal lives to evaluate, assess deeper issues of relationships, and opening our eyes to the real problem. Libras must expect the unexpected.


The retrograde does not have to be ruthless; it’s blessing about love of order, loveliness, modification and honesty. Many people start to panic when someone mentions Mercury retrograde due to the reputation of delays, obstacles, and electronic malfunctions.

Mercury in Libra questions how communication and quality of relationships relate to one another. It is time to clear up misunderstandings, create healthy boundaries and set a goal to re-discuss the issues after Mercury is direct so that there is no misinterpretation in the future.

Love matters can be unpredictable and impulsive due to egocentric outlooks. All areas of communication are traumatic, especially matters relating to families, business, and particularly anyone who works from home or travels a lot. Papers can go missing. Be sure to carry a journal and refer to it frequently. Rumors concerning companions, partners, and coworkers should be discounted or taken with a grain of salt, particularly if sex or money are elaborated. The plot will coagulate with ambiguities leading up to October 17, 2015 when mercury begins to moves forward.

A planet is defined as retrograde when it seems to be moving the wrong way through the zodiac. This customary concept rises in the misleading planetary motion created by the orbital turning of the earth and relation to other planets in our solar system. Planets are never essentially retrograde or stationary, they just seem that way, due to this optical impression.


Mercurial energy can be good or bad, but it will certainly be energizing! This Planet also stimulates us to move from one thing to the next and to get answers on both a physical and psychological level. Further, Mercury’s dynamism is both agile and insightful.

Mercury is about short journeys: a visit to a neighbor or a friend across town, the workaday commute, or 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.

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 philosophy and insight, processing and distributing information, and all means of communication, commerce, and transportation. In addition, Mercury rules people who work in these areas, especially people who are thinkers or acumen: writers and orators, commentators and critics, gossips and spin doctors, tricksters and thieves. Mercury retrograde gives rise to personal misapprehensions, unsound, interrupted or postponed communications, conferences and trade, malfunctions and breakdowns with phones, computers, cars, buses, and trains. And all of these problems usually arise because some critical piece of information, or element, has gone off track or askew.


When Mercury is retrograde, everyone’s rational is more meditative and we tend to think about matters causing distress that transmits to the sign involved. Creative propensities including trades, music, art, or design tend to be obstructed by surroundings beyond ones control. Legal matters will progress sluggishly and unanticipated difficulties tend to appear. Mercury retrograde tends to lack complexity of awareness and has no tolerance for detailed exploration. Approaches and inspiration for learning, communication, and transportation are subject to complications under this aspect. It brings travel delays and missed appointments of all kinds.

The good things to do when Mercury is retrograde: reflect, envision, 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!

Tendencies which I elaborate below are general and based on Vedic philosophies, not being directed to any specific individual. If you are curious about how Mercury retrograde will affect you individually, and its effects according to Western Astrology, I would suggest that you contact my recommended astrologer Leslie Hale or any one of my recommended astrologers here

I will begin with Libras and all Air signs(Gemini, Libra & Aquarius) as 2015 has been fixated on Air sign introspection. Followed by Earth signs lead by Virgo that feel as difficulty in adjusting, but mercury is not bias at all and he can rattle Pisces and all water signs. But somehow of all the astrological signs Fire signs are the only one that shakes of almost anything


Libra: This is your Mercury; the universe really wants you to slow down, consider and contemplate who you are. Do you like the way you look? Are your dignity, integrity, and face being saved by your personality? Remember that one of the most important eclipses is coming in your sign next month and some of these answers you must be prepared to answer. You must also consider how your personality affects people, how easily you become sarcastic, and if you always want control.

Gemini: Your relationships with your children, pleasure, and spiritual practices will be questioned and slowed tremendously. You may not enjoy all the things you used to enjoy and you may even feel as though your wishes are not being granted. I would also not be surprised that if you are married or about to get married, issues of the past come back for discussion and you may feel like you did back in May, 2015.

Aquarius: I am sure many Aquarians want to go back to school, or they are becoming spiritual and your intuition is mostly antennas. Learning, visions, travel, and education can all be problematic to you dear Aquarius. There is a high chance you may easily become very confused, you may not be able to sit still or be able to meditate, and your intuition may be off. This is because you are now questioned that if everything in your life is not consistent and all the gifts you have, i.e. learning, teaching, spirituality and initiative capabilities, were not present then who are you?


Virgo: Money has always been on your mind however, this Mercury questions your money, education, resources, security and anything that is focused around money. It may be that your paycheck is delayed, or a deposit gets lost. I would not be surprised that when you expect to be consistent in areas of money this is where the universe will question you as well. The question to Virgo’s occurs even though Jupiter has a nice placement on your chart. If the money was not there or that money is used faster than it comes in will you still be ok? Most of all, how much weight do your place on your financial resources?

Taurus: Even though Jupiter has entered Virgo and this is a blessing for you too, Mercury will make things a little difficult. You may find that your work and health regime has slowed down. You may feel as though your work is coming to an end or something is wrong. It’s a time to introspect whether what you are doing for a living or career is what you want to do for the rest of your life. If so then what can you do to improve productivity?

Capricorn: Power, prestige, recognition, success and status are all important to you Dear Capricorn, but now Mercury questions you and your profession. You may feel that you did not receive the recognition you usually do, you may feel as though you are not getting ahead in your finances, or you may even feel people are disrespecting you. Mercury also questions how reliant you are on your profession and if you aren’t really reliant then why do you put such emphasis on it?

Pisces: Money matters have been the most important aspect of your life since March. But the time is coming where whatever you are owed, such as pension, inheritance, and gratuity is not arriving in the fashion it used to be. Other people are also not compensating or being too generous with you. The problem is you may have been too reliant on this even though the bashful side of you may be denying this. It is asking you, Pisces to get realistic with what other people must give you and consider what you must give to others.

Cancer: The pleasures you have with your mother, house, and what gives you comfort will be questioned. You may find your environment problematic. All facets may have electronic problems, delays, or uncertainties. Mercury now questions how well did you treat your mother? How well did you take care of your things? Most of all, what affect does it have on you as a person?

Scorpio: You have been down the road when financial matters were limited in your life. Normally you can tell who is deceiving you and who is not. You can also tell instantly who your enemies are, doing this with prayer and reliability in the universe. But now the universe questions how reliant are you on spirituality and resources, and do you cry in secret. All these will become obvious and there may be confusion in regard to religious practices and outcomes.

Aries: Your current relationship will be tried. It is Mercury’s way of having you reassess your past and consider how you may have affected the relationship. I would not be surprised if there are misunderstandings and miscommunication in all areas of personal relationships. You should know that you do not want the past relationships back otherwise they will haunt you.

Leo: You may discover that this retrograde is causing you to be sluggish at work or that there is no work that needs to be done. You may become bored and often feel as though something is wrong. If you work in areas of creativity, writing, or any sort of media, expect glitches in all aspects of creativity and passion.

Sagittarius: I realize you hate Mercury retrograde because you seem to think that Mercury slaps you harder than anyone else. However, this is not true. As a matter of fact you will now see that friendships will be questioned, friends from the past may reconnect, and most of all the communications that friends give to you may seem scattered and confusing.

All of the references listed above are mere tendencies and again, I would recommend you speak to an astrologer if you want in-depth knowledge of how Mercury will touch each planet or none.

Since Mercury is a very sluggish moving planet and it affects virtually 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 3 weeks and it will be hard on all of us. These actions will allow friendly communications as well as understanding in challenging situations.

You may also choose to recite a mantra every morning until October 21, 2015. 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 the following mantra for you during this Mercury retrograde:

“Om Budhaya Namaha”

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

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


This mantra is used to attain spiritual transparency, to evade and overcome misinterpretations, and keep welcoming communications smooth.

Keep in mind this is not a time to make any hardcore decisions about anything – rather, think about it. Sign, promise, and create nothing. Remember that legal issues, closings, work, communication, and transportation will all be flawed at this time.

Young woman sitting on sofa, looking at distressed man at table

Most of all make no decisions regarding relationships, there can be difficult conversations, misunderstandings, obsession, jealousy, envy and even power struggles. If by any chance the relationship breaks up, it will be hard to mold it back together again this year as you may have to wait until next year to do so.

In awaiting reunions, make sure you know if this is what you want because if the person is reserved, difficult to understand or just unavailable, they will still be that way now. Again if there is a reunion then do not expect it to stay forever, as all the issues of the past will come tumbling down at the next mercury
Maharani Rutan©

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