Saturn's Transit In Sagittarius: The Control of Justice.

Saturn's Transit In Sagittarius: Control Of Justice
Regulation, Restriction, Constriction & Expansion

Saturn is known as the great controller, and is symbolized as the spiritual force or entity in the universe which embodies control throughout the universe. As human beings we seek control in many aspects, to have control over our lives, to have control over how time unfolds, and to control what we desire and how we obtain it. These aspects of control in human life are connected to the ego, to our individual desires, and are sometimes described as the individual will. Saturn represents in the deepest most metaphysical sense the Universe’s will for us, and is deeply connected to that which is the surrender of our own individual will or selfish desires.

The Controller Of Time ...

Deeply connected to this surrendering of our control in relationship to the universe, is our relationship to time, and our need or desire to control certain aspects of its unfolding or manifestation. Saturn is called Shanaishcharaya in Sanskrit which means “Slow Mover” hinting at Saturn’s specific control of time, as well as its nature to move time in a delayed fashion. Each time we pray with Saturn and chant “Aum Pram Preem Praum Sah Shanaishcharaya Namah” we are honoring the Universe’s control of time, specifically Saturn, and surrendering our own desire to control or manifest time. Therefore, Saturn also metaphysically represents the release of our own individual will, desire, or control for the divine will of The Universe. In order to release our individual control and will, and to ascend to these higher spiritual qualities, the individual will must be tested, challenged, and faced with adversity.

Spiritual Growth ... Challenges, Obstacles, Adversity & Delays
Saturn works to encourage the manifestation of spiritual growth within an individual, and many philosophers, astrologers, and rishis suggests that no spiritual change or growth can manifest without the work of Saturn. From this we can understand that true spiritual changes or growth manifests when we have to experience challenges, obstacles, adversity, and delays. These delays, or obstacles are truly opportunities for spiritual growth or change to manifest within us, and so Saturn presents these challenges with the intention to manifest growth within us. That is why Saturn in terms of its spiritual lessons is considered to be the promoter of virtue, since without the work of Great Shani we would not be able to truly align to our highest sense of virtue.

The primary virtue that Saturn assists with is patience, and almost every tradition or culture of people honor patience as a principle and virtue that is spiritual and highly sought. In fact, nobody knows how patient they are, although many would like to believe they possess the almighty virtue of patience. The only way we acquire patience, or are able to know or experience that we have this virtue, is for our patience is to be tested. This is the very nature of Saturn, which tests, delays, or challenges and presents adversity, only so that it can be overcome, and when adversity is endured or overcome the greatest amount of growth, wisdom, and advancement results. Therefore, Saturn encourages all to embody the virtue of patience in its work with us. However, Shanaishcharaya presents us with circumstances and situations that challenge that very patience because there is no greater way to grow than to be tested or challenged.

... acceptance, surrender, honesty, and humility

Saturn also inspires other virtues in our spiritual work including acceptance, surrender, honesty, and humility. Saturn will act in a way where it will encourage the embodiment of these virtues by testing, challenging, and applying adversity to them. The only way to truly know an honest man or honest woman is when the opportunity or reward for lying is great, yet they still choose the honest path. The only way to truly know a humble honest man or woman is when they are exalted by the community, treated as kings or queen within the society, but nonetheless remain humble and serve selflessly. The only way to know if a soul is truly accepting is when the aspect of life that is hardest for them to accept, they are confronted with and have no choice but to apply acceptance.

These examples, are some of the beautiful ways in which Saturn expresses its teachings and lessons to us. Saturn helps us align to our highest spiritual growth, encouraging our full potential, and alignment to our greatest advancement, by pushing us to face our Karma through tests, challenges, and delays. The truth is Saturn brings us to our highest potential, and the only way for us to achieve our highest potential is to be challenged or tested. Without any adversity, there is a limitation in the amount of growth, but when true adversity is overcome that is when growth is at its highest potential. Saturn is truly a great Guru in the lessons and energies it manifests within the universe, and should be honored for its immeasurable spiritual potential.

Profoundly Powerful Shift
Saturn is currently going through a profoundly powerful shift in which Saturn begins transiting Sagittarius on January 27, 2017. Than on April 6, Saturn will begin to go into a retrograde state traveling backwards until August 26. Due to Saturn’s Retrograde condition from April to August, Saturn will travel back into Scorpio from June 21 – October 26. On October 27, 2017 Saturn will enter its longest transit in Sagittarius which remains until January 24, 2020. This is very magical transit when a planet enters a sign for some time, then through retrograde motion goes back to its previous constellation only to return to the newer constellation for a much longer duration. This will show that in a certain period from January 27 – June 21 we will be getting a glimpse into the wormhole, into the future, and experiencing what our certain future will be like, especially in terms of themes and energies. Than these energies will dissipate for some time, or seem to go backwards, which is akin to going back into an old era, and then on October 2017 is when these energies will begin to re-manifest this time in a more enduring and permanent fashion.

Sagittarius is called Dhanus in Sanskrit which translates to bow, like that which is used with arrow. Along with this common signification of the bow, so comes the arrow as well as the Archer who bears the bow and arrow. Sagittarius can be signified or symbolized by any of these images such as a bow, an arrow, or even an archer. Commonly, The Archer aspect of Dhanus is portrayed as an individual who is half man, and half horse, hinting at the strength and animalistic significations of the sign as well. Dhanus is a dual sign energetically, which means Karma’s that correlate with Sagittarius can vary from being fixed to movable, which means the Karma’s that relate to Dhanus are not always the easiest to move or work through.

... intensity, passion, courage, confidence & vigor

The Dual sign does present the possibility for the Karma to be worked through but it will require spiritual growth, and it will require a great amount of change, and evolution. Dhanus is also a fire sign, which means it relates to the Ayurvedic Dosha Pitta, and therefore contains the Guna’s or qualities of fire such as hot, light, sharp, and spreading. These qualities translate into creating intensity, passion, courage, confidence, and vigor specifically to those heavily influenced by Sagittarius, and it is often associated as a bold, powerful, and intense vibration. Sagittarius is connected to the planet Jupiter, and therefore has great significations for moral and ethical values, as well as spiritual or religious wisdom.

Our Guru Potential ... 
Sagittarius as an energy is promoting us to the realization of our Guru potential, and our Guru energy, by aligning us with our highest moral and ethical potential. One of the amazing energies of Sagittarius is that it helps us develop our moral and ethical code on an extremely wise and profound level, and then when we begin to live our lives by this heightened moral condition we transform into the highest version of ourselves.

Deep within Sagittarius vibration there is an emphasis on freedom, fairness, justice, and equality in our world. On a profound level it is our human right to have freedom, fairness, equality, and justice in our lives, but we sometimes find in our modern world a lack of these essential qualities. Sagittarius as a vibration encourages, prioritizes, and emphasizes the need for freedom, fairness, equality, and justice to exist in our loves, and in the universe in general. When it comes to justice and equality Sagittarius is idealistic and wants this for the universe in the fullest sense.

Sagittarius also contains humanitarian vibrations in the sense of a willingness to do everything possible to strive, support, and fight for freedom, fairness, justice, and equality in the world. When the energy is out of balance or afflicted Sagittarius vibrations may cause radical thinking, extremism, pushiness, temper, and a lack of grace, but its positive qualities of bringing fairness, and justice to the world more than compensates for these fire related flaws. Sagittarius or Dhanus is truly a divine vibration which contains freedom, equality, truth, fairness, and justice for the entire universe within it. During periods when Sagittarius is activated via transit, are times when we often see profound change, transition, and alterations taking place in the areas of freedom, fairness, law, justice, and equality.

heavily influence freedom, justice, fairness & equality in our world.

When Saturn enters Sagittarius on January 27, there will be two unique frequencies operating at different levels, attempting and seeking to come into balance with each other. As Saturn begins to transit Sagittarius, it will be bringing a multitude of qualities towards Sagittarius which it is not particularly comfortable with which will have dramatic impact. Saturn brings energies of control, order, discipline, focus, as well as tradition, and conservatism. When these qualities which Saturn embodies enter Sagittarius, they will begin to heavily influence freedom, justice, fairness, and equality in our world. Sagittarius has a strong influence or signification for the legal system and justice, so the qualities of Saturn will become deeply embedded in the legal system and process as well. This conjunction of energies has severe implications, many of which influence the political, legal, economic, and civil situation in every continent, in every country, and in every city.

The Impact ~ On Civil Situations In Places All Over The World
When control, and order are brought into the legal system it generally constricts or restricts, especially when Saturn is concerned. During this transit, our legal system in many of its aspects will become more restricted and constricted, and regulations will be placed where they can. That means certain laws or legal situations that may previously been more open, will now become more restricted or constricted in some way. This is emphasized by Saturn’s conservative nature, which will also probably attempt to constrict, restrict, or bring a conservative reformation to some aspect of the law or legal system. The legal change in the world will bring profound change involving regulations to prior laws and legal constructs. Due to Saturn’s conservative nature this will cause a great amount of regulation in the legal system wherever, and whenever the possibility presents itself.

Controversial areas of law including abortion, same-sex marriages, cannabis, welfare, drugs, immigration, and human rights are all subject to be regulated if legally possible. Saturn has the potential to restrict or constrict, or restrict certain levels of freedom, fairness, and equality in our world. Due to the legal changes, and the conservative aspect, there is a strong potential for certain levels of freedom which humans deserve to be delayed, or challenged. This will impact the civil situations in places all over the world in which a control against their freedom or civil liberties will not stand.

... will inspire humanitarian individuals to fight for civil rights

The regulations, conservatism, and constriction that Saturn brings in this transit will only make those individuals who fight for justice, freedom, and equality more focused, directed, and disciplined in their fight. When the attempt to constrict, restrict, and regulate individual freedoms and rights is in effect on a human population, they will be re-directed in a focused, disciplined, and determined way. We also have Saturn during this transit helping the freedom fighters, and those that stand for the civil liberties of all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status.

Nonetheless, the duality of these forces will exist profoundly during this time, in which Saturn will attempt to constrict, restrict, and regulate individual freedoms, and human rights, but the Spirit of Sagittarius will help those that our fighting for freedom, fairness, justice, equality, morals, and ethics the power to create profound change that takes the power away from the constricting, regulating forces and puts the power back into the hands of the people. It is a time where certain restrictive regulations will inspire humanitarian individuals to fight for civil rights, freedom, and equality.

Towards the end of the transit in the late 2019s and early 2020s when Saturn leaves Sagittarius, we will have hope and faith that the freedom fighters who stand for righteousness and truth will be focused, directed, and disciplined in their work against all forces of the Universe that constrict, restrict, suppress, or regulate basic human rights or freedoms. This will be a time of great challenge at relates to the full achievements of equality and freedom for all living things on Earth, but with the overcoming of this adversity, the people will achieve profound change, growth, and expansion in areas of morals, ethics, civil rights, economic rights, freedom, and equality throughout the world. It is a special time in our world where those seeking to control others, and limit freedom and committing injustices will be creating challenging Karma which may cause inauspicious consequences. However, it is equally a time in the universe where those focused on positive Karma will reap the rewards of their hard discipline, dedication, focus, and determination.

During this transit of Saturn in Sagittarius, it will be helpful to honor Shani using Mantra.

Please Listen To The Traditional Shani Mantra In The Video Below:

Saturn's Yantra
About The Author
Ksanati Newman
Ksanati is Currently A Professional Vedic Astrologer Offering In-Depth, Thorough, and Comprehensive Jyotish Readings. Kṣaṇāti Can Be Reached on The Official Webpage JyotishAstrology.Org, The Official Facebook Page Kṣaṇāti Jyotish,
or by email at

Jyotish is The Ancient Vedic Science of Astrology. The Vedic Astrology Chart Shows Our Life’s Karma and Our Ability To Achieve The Vedic Four Aims of Life: Dharma (Destiny), Artha (Prosperity) , Kama (Fulfillment of Desire) , and Moksha (Liberation). Jyotish Readings are Built to Serve All These Aims which Reveal Our Soul’s Karma as Relates to Purpose, Destiny, Prosperity, Success, Security, Love, Family, Spirituality, Enlightenment, and Liberation.

Ksanati’s Readings are 90 Minutes and Includes Chart Overview and Analysis, Planetary Dasha Period Analysis, Fielding of Questions of Interest, Astro Cartography, and Planetary Remediation.

Mars In Sagittarius: The Higher Self In Action

Mars in Sagittarius: The Higher Self in Action

Mars In SagittariusThe fiery planet Mars can be understood as the force which provides support, strength and welfare in varying forms to all aspects of life and creation. Mars is known as Kuja in sanskrit which means the fair one, hinting at Mars passion towards fairness, honesty and truth.

Mars: Action, Energy, and Support
Mars is also referred to as Bhaumaya in sanskrit which notes Mars as being the son of the earth. Mars is also known as Mangalaya which translates as the auspicious one. Many astrologers consider Mars to be a malicious or malefic force, which basically means that it causes difficulty, negativity or challenges on the physical realm. Personally in my work as an astrologer I have observed and analyzed all the amazing value and benefit that Mars can provide to the universe, as well as each individual, and would not deem the divine Bhaumaya dark, malefic, or negative as a generalization. Kuja is a force that depending on its position and dignity can cause extremely positive empowering supportive results or intensely destructive effects.

When Mars aligns itself in high dignity, such as an exaltation or positioned in a friendly sign, it provides an incredible amount of strength, passion, intensity, courage and support to whichever areas of life it might be influencing. Contrarily, when Mars is debilitated, in enemy position or has heavily malefic aspects it removes this type of spiritual support and causes loss of strength and has often been known to encourage accidents, aggressiveness, violence, unkindness, dishonor and dishonesty. Mars when in a positive position can be of the greatest support towards physical and spiritual progress but when challenged can truly limit our potential for growth, especially on the spiritual plane.

"Strength, Passion, Intensity, Courage" 

Mars also represents both energy and action. Mars' relationship to both energy and action is integral in the full realization of the awesomeness and power of The Divine Kujaya. If Mars does not provide the energy we need in our lives it will be impossible to accomplish everything one wishes to accomplish both on the physical and spiritual realm. In other words, if it was not for Mars providing the energy and support to the universe there would be no progression or advancement in life, as well as a lack of energy to investigate everything in life that the soul desires to investigate. Our curiosities would be left unfulfilled and unexplored. There is an intimate relationship between energy and action and if we do not have energy we cannot take any actions. Mars can be honored and appreciated for providing these things in a potent and fiery manner. It is because of this divine necessity for support, energy and action that Mars should be honored with great reverence, appreciation and respect.

Sagittarius: Directions Towards Our Highest Self 
Sagittarius is a sign which is ruled by the divine guru planet Jupiter and therefore carries very potent positive energy. Jupiter is considered the most beneficial planet overall by most astrologers and similarly Jupiter's signs carry potent positive beneficial energies. One of the primary energies that comes out of Sagittarius is an alignment with our highest self. Sagittarius naturally seeks to elevate and expand our lower animal self with our highest spiritual self. A concrete way of understanding this concept is to relate it to the themes of values, character, ethics and morals. In other words every soul at the deepest of levels has an extremely profound ethical and moral code or character. This ethical and moral code is associated with profound values and lends to us reaching the highest potential within our character or identity.

Every single person on this earth has the potential to be in alignment with their highest version of their character or identity. Every single persona on this earth has the potential to be in alignment with an extremely profound ethical, and moral code. It is the divine auspicious sign of Sagittarius that allows us to align with our moral and ethical potential in this lifetime and therefore is deeply interconnected to our spiritual evolution in general. Sagittarius is the bhava, or energy, that reveals to us on the deepest of levels what our moral and ethical beliefs are; which values we emphasize and prioritize and our ability to align ourselves with this highest version of ourselves. Sagittarius not only reveals to us what our highest moral and ethical values are but creates the expansion and space that allows us to align to these ideals which resonate with us at the deepest of levels, at the level of the soul.

Another extremely potent energy relating to Sagittarius is striving for freedom and fairness in every aspect of life, especially relating to humanity. As mentioned above Sagittarius is attempting to align us with our highest self and this energy trickles down into what we find for the universe and Earth as well. Sagittarius wants humanity to be aligned with their highest potential; each human to be aligned with his or her positive spiritual potential. In order for humanity to be expand towards its full potential, the themes of freedom and fairness must be emphasized, prioritized and aligned with.

Therefore, Sagittarius also encourages a potent spiritual emphasis on striving for freedom and fairness in all aspects of our lives and wanting to see that freedom and fairness on a global scale as well. Sagittarius is a fire sign so it will encourage power and passion to these areas, supporting the fight for freedom and fairness which is pejoratively known as justice.

Mars and Jupiter: Symbiosis 
Mars and Jupiter have a divine and incredibly friendly relationship and are completely necessary towards each other. It is by its mere nature a symbiotic relationship and therefore each supports the other in a complete and wholesome way. Mars entered the Jupiter ruled sign of Sagittarius on September 18th 2016 and will remain in this auspicious alignment until November 1st 2016. The symbiotic relationship between Jupiter and Mars hints powerfully as to the favorable nature of the transit of Mars in Sagittarius. Jupiter represents our alignment to our highest self, which relates to Jupiter's title of Guru, which in its natures represents a teacher or enlightened or realized individual.

Our alignment to our inner guru is based on a spiritual or divine knowledge or intuition. True knowledge and intuition are incredible aspects of life and without them there would be no ability to connect to our highest self or to even to understand what the higher self is or how it manifests. However, knowledge and spiritual intuition never become wisdom until that higher knowledge and intuition are put into action. It is Jupiter that helps create this higher knowledge and intuition, but it is the magnificent Mangalaya that creates wisdom through action. When our higher knowledge and intuition are embodied and put into action that is when it actually becomes wisdom. Truly what good is any knowledge of intuition if cannot be put into action? We have Mars to thank for this transformation of knowledge into Wisdom and it is this divine auspicious relationship that allows Mars transit in Sagittarius to be so favorable and auspicious.

"Now We Know. Now We Act."

Sagittarius Aligns With Mars:
Sagittarius clearly reveals to us through intuition and knowledge what our highest moral and ethical character is, which values are the most important for our spiritual expansion and inherently what our highest character or identity is. When Mars entered Sagittarius it allows the highest ethical and moral caliber to be embodied and put into action. In other words, we may know what our highest moral and ethical values are, but we may not be able to embody these values and put them into action so they can support something other than ourselves. Many people on Earth carry around this mentality of "do what I say, not what I do."

The reason for this is because while many people know what their morals and ethics are, they consistently fall short of their own standard. They may be learned or know intuitively what is right and what is wrong in their highest self, but still on a daily basis struggle with the ability to live life by their own intuition or knowledge. This is the perfect example of the adage "you are your own worst enemy" because to have knowledge or intuition but an inability to use it causes great destruction, sadness and suffering. It creates the space for what Ayurveda calls pragnaparada, known as a crime against wisdom.

A great example of how this type of energy manifest is someone may know they are an alcoholic and that drinking corrupts them morally, ethically and spiritually,but they might continue to drink because they don't have the strength to quit or get the support they need. In the above example we have someone who has awareness that the alcohol is preventing an alignment with their spiritual growth and corrupting them morally, but nonetheless their daily use of it continues. Intuition or knowledge without action can be extremely painful and full of suffering and Mars' transit in Sagittarius is the antidote to this destructive energy. Mars being in Sagittarius allows our higher moral and ethical knowledge and intuition to be embodied and put into action, therefore we become wiser, more realized and supportive beings.

Similarly we may have knowledge what is free, fair and just but due to inaction nothing is done to help create a more free, fair and just world. Mars in Sagittarius will allow us to take our knowledge of what is free, fair and just and put it into embodiment and action. In a sense, everyone becomes a freedom fighter seeking justice in the world and if aligned to their higher self will be able to create more justice, freedom and fairness in the world through their actions. Mars in Sagittarius is the alignment that allows for the complete transformation into our inner guru especially in terms of morals, as well as striving for freedom, fairness and justice in our lives and the world.

This is a highly auspicious time for allowing knowledge and intuition to become wisdom through action and it is with this wisdom we provide support for the entire universe. This is a very special time to be in gratitude that there is space to become our highest selves and through honoring these energies of putting the higher self into action the world, planet and universe becomes their highest selves as well.

Please Find Traditional Mars Mantra Here:

About The Author

Ksanati Newman
Ksanati Newman is Currently A Professional Vedic Astrologer Offering In-Depth, Thorough, and Comprehensive Jyotish Readings. Kṣaṇāti Can Be Reached on The Official Webpage JyotishAstrology.Org, The Official Facebook Page Kṣaṇāti Jyotish,
or by email at

Jyotish is The Ancient Vedic Science of Astrology. The Vedic Astrology Chart Shows Our Life’s Karma and Our Ability To Achieve The Vedic Four Aims of Life: Dharma (Destiny), Artha (Prosperity) , Kama (Fulfillment of Desire) , and Moksha (Liberation). Jyotish Readings are Built to Serve All These Aims which Reveal Our Soul’s Karma as Relates to Purpose, Destiny, Prosperity, Success, Security, Love, Family, Spirituality, Enlightenment, and Liberation.

Ksanati’s Readings are 90 Minutes and Includes Chart Overview and Analysis, Planetary Dasha Period Analysis, Fielding of Questions of Interest, Astro Cartography, and Planetary Remediation.

Jupiter's Transit in Virgo: Spiritual Perfection

Jupiter: The Guru Planet
Jupiter's Transit In Virgo

Jupiter is called Guru in Sanskrit, which means Teacher, and relates to Jupiter's properties of wisdom, expansion, knowledge, and education. Jupiter is also known as Brihaspati, which translates to "The Lord of Prayers." This relates to Jupiter's energy which is associated with religion, spirituality, sacred scriptures, prayers, chants and ancient writings. There was a time in ancient Vedic mythology in which the Asuras, or demons, were attempting to weaken the devas, or gods, by consuming and obstructing all offerings before the gods could receive them. Jupiter, due to his infinite knowledge of ancient shastras, used a holy mantra against  the demons which vanished them away from the space of the yagyas, or ritual offerings.The devas were able to receive offerings that were intended for them. Jupiter did a profound penance for Lord Shiva and granted Jupiter the exalted title of "Gurudeva" exclaiming him as "The Guru of the Gods" for his penance and infinite wisdom which he used to serve the divine.


"The Guru Of The Gods"

Jupiter´s heroic efforts in the mythology above also relates to Jupiter's qualities of selflessness, generosity, kindness and ethical, moral, and humanitarian orientation.  It is through this generous and abundant nature of Jupiter that also encourages wealth, fortune, prosperity and growth of any kind. Jupiter also through its Guru vibrations offers incredible counseling, teaching, learning, philosophical and spiritual teacher properties.

In the ancient tale mentioned above, Jupiter was seeking to eradicate dark or negative forces and to encourage positive or light energies to prosper. It is with this energy that Jupiter also has inclination towards the concept of justice and therefore the legal system. Therefore Jupiter is interested in defending, protecting and serving that which is just, fair, and of truth. Overall, Jupiter is considered the most benefic or kind planet and is noted for its wise and expansive properties.

Virgo: The Constellation of Improvement
Virgo is one of the constellations which is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is called Budhaya in Sanskrit which translates to the emblem of intelligence. Mercury is related to the Vedic philosophical concept of Buddhi which represents the discriminatory factor of our consciousness.  Buddhi analyzes, calculates and understands. With this brilliance of Mercury, the sign Virgo becomes infused with abilities stemming from and relating to intelligence and the intellect. This includes communication, expression, analysis, computation, understanding, reading, writing and speaking.

While many of these qualities don't seem to a possess spiritual nature, Virgo works with many profound spiritual ideals and energies. Virgo is always seeking to bring perfection through purification. This may sound esoteric at first glance but upon further extraction it reveals a very methodical process. Purification in the sense of Virgo can be associated with removing all aspects of something that is not perfect. Purification takes place when we remove or reduce or change something in order to bring it to a higher state. For example, Ayurvedic metals are purified many times by intense exposure to fire and heat within hot stone vessels many times before they are ready for human consumption. In this sense Virgo seeks to bring perfection or positive changes to something by removing or changing aspects that do not serve it. Akin to the energy of perfection and purification that relates to Virgo are energies of improvement, service and protection.

Virgo employs many means in order to bring improvement to the universe; the primary being service.  When it comes to Virgo energy, providing service and improvement are inseparable.  Virgo will also employ protective energies in order to encourage vast improvements; Virgo provides security and safety to make things better. In other words, Virgo will encourage protective energy because nothing is perfect, ideal, or improved greatly if it is not safe, secure and protected. Overall, Virgo carries this remarkable brilliant energy of seeing everything in the world as it could be, and taking action through service to improve to bring everything to its highest potential, its highest state.

Jupiter's Transit in Virgo: Perfection on The Path
The Guru planet Jupiter entered the Mercury ruled sign of Virgo on August 12, 2016 and will remain in Virgo until September 12, 2017. When the higher spiritual energies of the Planet Jupiter combine with the intellectual and ideal improvement energies of Virgo there are many favorable and unfavorable significations.

In terms of astrological friendship the ruler of Virgo, Mercury, and Jupiter are considered enemies.  One of the easiest ways to understand this uncomfortable relationship of Jupiter in Virgo is by perceiving Jupiter as a spiritual force and Mercury as an intellectual force. Jupiter and Mercury do not get along because spirituality and mysticism is not something that is meant to be understood using the intellect, logical or discerning mind. The divine energy of the universe comes from a higher celestial realm, it is something that spiritual seekers come to have faith and believe in through devotion, and very often intellectual or discerning energies contradict the principles of belief and faith. Jupiter in Virgo will be a time when the spiritual aspect of the soul's journey will seek to be understood in a logical, intellectual, and discerning way.  This can create issues of confusion and misunderstanding because faith cannot be understood intellectually.

Although this is not traditionally a favorable transit for Jupiter in Virgo it does certainly indicate some very powerful energies that can be considered positive.  While there is nothing inherently perfect about our spiritual evolution or journey, Virgo will be seeking to bring our spiritual growth and journey to an ideal place. When Jupiter enters Virgo it creates a certain auspicious energy that will bring our spiritual wisdom, faith and higher intuition to a much more improved ideal state. Virgo will bring our spiritual path to its highest potential and improve it in a multitude of ways.
Awareness, generosity, forgiveness ...
Awareness, generosity, forgiveness, our relationship to our teachers, morals, ethics, and our spiritual and religious beliefs are all Jupiterian energies that Virgo will seek to improve, purify and perfect. When Jupiter´s emphasis on morals and ethics combines with Virgo, our moral and ethical code grows to a much more ideal and perfect state.  This will be a highly auspicious time where our kindness, generosity, honesty, fairness and selflessness will improve. Virgo´s potent ideals and perfectionism will be integrated into the religious, spiritual, and mystical journey on Earth at this time.

Jupiter Mantra Yantra
How to Empower Yourself in the Struggle for Perfection ...
Due to the inherent discomfort of Jupiter in Virgo there are certain energies we can invoke to maintain balance and encourage the highest growth at this time.  Since Virgo is encouraging the highest level of improvement on our spiritual journey it is especially important to not set expectations. However, goals can be very healthy and effective as fuel for growth at this time. It is very important to discern between goals and expectation because setting goals gives us the space to work towards improvement, while expectations only bring disappointment and suffering. Whenever we are striving for the highest level or ideal of something it is commonplace to set an expectation on reaching that goal or place. The only result of these perfect expectations is disappointment since especially in the journey of our spiritual evolution there is no perfection that exists. For Virgo, expectations are a great enemy and especially at this time those expectations we set may be obstacles and blockades from the true growth and expansion we seek.

Also it is very important at this time to align oneself with living in the moment as well as the virtue of patience. This Virgo in Jupiter energy can create a great amount of future emphasis, as the perfection and improvement we are seeking requires a lot of work, and the goal is a destination in the future.  In other words, due to all of the energy focused around improving things to the way they could and "should" be, an incredibly amount of energy is put towards a destination or place of perfection, which the journey itself can be completely lost. When all of the energy is put towards a future destination, expectation, or goal, only a great amount of suffering can result.

Now is an especially favorable time to practice patience and living in the moment because due to the unfavorable position of Jupiter in Virgo there is proclivity towards impatience, perfectionism, and future or destination thinking. In addition to surrendering expectations and living in the moment, it is also important to honor Jupiter via ancient methodologies. We can honor Jupiter by emphasizing the higher spiritual self over the intellectual logical self; allowing the spiritual growth and expansion to happen in a much more balanced, sustainable, and integrated way. We can honor Jupiter traditionally by wearing the color yellow, the metal gold and the precious gem yellow sapphire.  One can also honor Jupiter through mantra to emphasize balance and higher spiritual energies.

Please Find Traditional Jupiter Guru Mantra Here:

About The Author
Ksanati Newman
Ksanati Newman is Currently A Professional Vedic Astrologer Offering In-Depth, Thorough, and Comprehensive Jyotish Readings. Kṣaṇāti Can Be Reached on The Official Webpage JyotishAstrology.Org, The Official Facebook Page Kṣaṇāti Jyotish,
or by email at

Jyotish is The Ancient Vedic Science of Astrology. The Vedic Astrology Chart Shows Our Life’s Karma and Our Ability To Achieve The Vedic Four Aims of Life: Dharma (Destiny), Artha (Prosperity) , Kama (Fulfillment of Desire) , and Moksha (Liberation). Jyotish Readings are Built to Serve All These Aims which Reveal Our Soul’s Karma as Relates to Purpose, Destiny, Prosperity, Success, Security, Love, Family, Spirituality, Enlightenment, and Liberation.

Ksanati’s Readings are 90 Minutes and Includes Chart Overview and Analysis, Planetary Dasha Period Analysis, Fielding of Questions of Interest, Astro Cartography, and Planetary Remediation.

The Divine Dance of Leo: Mercury's Visit

The Divine Dance of Leo: Mercury's Visit

Simha: The Lion Sign
The constellation Leo is called Simha in sanskrit, which translates to lion. Of all twelve signs in our galaxy, Leo is the only sign which is ruled by the Sun. The Sun is the king of the galaxy, much like the lion is the king of the jungle.  The sign of Leo embodies the shining powerful qualities of the Sun.

One of the primary karmas or energies associated with Leo is to reach the full potential of whatever our soul’s direction or desire is.  In this sense, Leo encourages us to reach the full expression, or full potential of whatever our soul’s affinity, destiny, or dharma is.  Leo also has the primary energies of receiving attention, honor, and reputation which relate to the Sun's brilliant power, strength, and brightness.

Leo is associated with power and leadership. Having said this, this does not always manifest in terms of traditional positions of power and leadership such as CEOs, Presidents, Directors, Managers and the like. Leadership for Leo manifests in terms of creating empowerment of one’s own life, being the ruler of one’s own domain.  Power manifests as believing in one's highest potential and our ability to carry that out.

Due to the brilliant shining empowering qualities of Leo, this sign also brings vitality, generosity, respect, dignity, ambition and bounding inner strength. Leo, because of the emphasis on the individual soul’s journey and the desire towards positions of power and leadership can cause vanity, perfectionism, arrogance, condescension, power hunger, egoism and selfishness.

Budhaya: The Emblem of Intelligence
The divine planet of Mercury in sanskrit is called Budhaya which translates to the emblem of intelligence and is related to the Vedic philosophical concept of buddhi which represents the discriminatory factor of our consciousness.  Mercury analyzes, calculates, and understands.  One of Mercury's primary energies relates to communication, as both understanding and expression relate to one’s intellectual capacity.  Mercury is also known to have strong associations relating to scientific understanding, versatility, humor and inventive creativity.  Mercury is described in the ancient texts as very attractive and a lover of jokes, having both a quick witted sense of humor, as well as using words with multiple meanings.  This ancient description also hints at the quick minded and humorous nature of Mercury.

Mercury’s Transit in Leo ...
Mercury is within the Sun ruled sign of Leo from Wednesday July 27 until Friday August 19 2016.  Mercury will be joining the shadow planet Rahu for the entirety of its transit in Leo, as well as the auspicious mystical and spiritual planet Jupiter until August 11.  Additionally, Venus joins Mercury in Leo on August 1 and the Sun will be joining the party as well on August 17. Needless to say, there is an incredible amount of energy transiting through Leo July through August.  In September Mercury's retrograde state will pull Mercury back into Leo again from September 10 through October 3rd.  To summarize, Mercury's transit in Leo is July 27 to August 19 and again September 10 through October 3.  During this transit in Leo Mercury will be joining Jupiter, Rahu, Sun, Venus, and Moon intermittently.

When Mercury enters Leo it creates a very auspicious effect.  Mercury's tridoshic, intelligent and intellectual nature will combine with the power, fire and leadership of Leo.  This will create an atmosphere in which people who are fully empowered in themselves will begin to express themselves in a stronger, greater and more effective manner.  Reaching more and accomplishing more with their expressions.  A great example of this will be in the political spectrum where presidential candidates are going to be reaching their audience in a deeper, and more meaningful way.  Each individual candidate's message will be expressed with confidence, authority, intelligence, wit and intensity.

Shadow energies of deception, manipulation, and trickery can be expected during this time as well due to Rahu’s influence on Mercury during the transit. These darker apects can be seen especially when it comes to positions of power, authority and leadership.  This could mean that during the transit both candidates will be expressing manipulative techniques and deceit, especially Donald Trump, who himself is a Leo ascendant.

On an individual basis this is a good time for self empowerment, self expression, for our soul’s desire and potential in life to be expressed, communicated and received.  This will be a time where we are all encouraged to believe in ourselves, to speak our truth, and for our intelligence or intellect to help our soul fulfill its direction or desire.  It will encourage every individual to be clever, influential in their thoughts and communication and to grow in their power, influence, authority and popularity through expression.

Also due to Mercury entering Leo, it will create an auspicious effect of bringing communication, technology and the expression of ideas and principles to the surface and forefront of the consciousness.  This is an auspicious time for reading and writing and therefore for readers and writers this is a good time for expression of their ideas and thoughts.  This is a time where our thoughts, ideas and creativity can be expressed in a very influential and inspiring way.  This is the time for the charismatic to further extend their power and influence, as well as for each individual inner charisma and energetic appeal to grow, especially through communication and expression.  This is the time for leaders to clearly see the big picture of things and to communicate that in a clear, effective and intelligent matter.

Leo’s emphasis on the individual journey and empowerment can sometimes be associated with ego and so this is a time where people of authority, power, or leadership may express conceited, selfish, vain, or impractical ideals. These egotistical or narcissistic implications are further exacerbated by Rahu's conjunction with Mercury.

Overall, this will be a brilliant time for communication, intelligence, and expression of our own truth and the message the soul carries. For strong energetic beings, leaders, authorities, and other sources of power they will carry much influence, and inspiration in all of their expressions, communications, and thoughts.

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Jyotish is The Ancient Vedic Science of Astrology. The Vedic Astrology Chart Shows Our Life's Karma and Our Ability To Achieve The Vedic Four Aims of Life: Dharma (Destiny), Artha (Prosperity) , Kama (Fulfillment of Desire) , and Moksha (Liberation). Jyotish Readings are Built to Serve All These Aims which Reveal Our Soul's Karma as Relates to Purpose, Destiny, Prosperity, Success, Security, Love, Family, Spirituality, Enlightenment, and Liberation.

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Sun and Venus in Taurus: Soul Celebration

Sun and Venus in Taurus: Soul Celebration
It is that beautiful time of year when summer starts to settle in, the sun shines free of clouds, temperatures kindle and the nostalgia of summer takes hold. This transformation into the summer season has many themes and connotations which include love, nature and enjoyment of the beauty and pleasures of life. This seasonal shift is being encouraged and aligned astrologically in a incredibly potent, brilliant and tantric way.

The Sun entered the Venus owned sign of Taurus on Sunday May 15 and will remain in Taurus until Tuesday June 14. Venus entered its own sign of Taurus on Friday May 20 and will remain in Taurus until Sunday June 12. In brief, the Sun and Venus will be in conjunction traveling in Taurus from May 20 to June 12.  This incredibly pleasurable, sensual, enjoyable, celebratory and soul satisfying shift embodies the beginning of summer. Therefore, Venus and the Sun are encouraging an incredibly potent start to the summer in which full light shines on the pleasure, beauty, satisfaction, and celebration of life.

Connected Towards Beauty ... 
Taurus is a sign owned by Venus and inherently is connected towards beauty, the senses, possessions, accumulations, attachments and wealth. One of the primary spiritual karmas of Taurus is the seeking of stability, pleasure, beauty, security and consistency. On the tamasic and rajasic side of Taurus we have the seeking of stability and enjoyment through external means such as wealth, possessions, relationships, tastes, sex, substances, power and anything else one might desire externally for security or stability.

On the sattvic side of Taurus we have the seeking of balance and stability through patience and detachment; we find an energy where true balance and harmony come from finding stability within. This inner stability is inherently connected to incomparable loyalty and devotion. Taurus represents our desire for stability, pleasure, and the journey towards security through external and internal means. Taurus is inherently connected towards the soul's ability to achieve wealth, success and prosperity, and has symbolic significance relating to our karma around wealth, love, attachments, possessions and the senses.

Very Potent Energy ... 
The Sun when it entered Taurus created a very potent energy that some astrologers would say is traditionally unfavorable. This is due to the fact that astrologically speaking the Sun and Venus are enemies. The reasoning behind this unfavorable conjunction can be brought to our attention through metaphor and analogy. The Sun here is representative of a King, fully realized in his own power, a leader of his own domain and also empowered to lead, command and direct others. The Sun represents the individual will and full realization of a healthy ego.

One of the Sun’s primary karmas is to align the individual with their dharma or soul’s direction. The Sun or King inherently embodies dharma through understanding and fulfilling his will, which represents the soul's direction or potential. Venus here is representative of the Princess, who embodies refinement, sophistication, and grace. She is remarkably beautiful and adorned with the finest clothing and jewelry. Our Princess, Venus, is concerned here with everything that life has to offer; all extremes of experience, all pleasures and all things that are beautiful. She is concerned with finding balance and harmony, as well as experiencing all of the pleasure and beauty that life has to offer.

The King loves the Princess and the Sun inherently does not possess true enemies but often one could see how the King could be displeased with the Princess due to her preoccupation with wealth, possessions, pleasure and also for lack of purpose or true identity. Displeased with her lack of power, strength and leadership abilities. The Princess, or Venus, on the other hand is very displeased with her father the King. She sees his inflated ego and thirst for power and dominance as totally disgusting, unrefined, and simply distasteful. Venus is uncomfortable with the Sun's lack of attention towards pleasure and beauty and the Sun finds Venus' attention towards beauty and pleasure superficial, vain and lacking depth.

VenusInterestingly, Venus is traveling in conjunction with the Sun in Taurus and Taurus empowers Venus. Here we have the King giving up his primary energies to the Princess. We have the father (the Sun) who succumbs to his daughter’s wishes, desires and whims. Symbolically speaking, the father has given his wallet to his daughter and told her to enjoy herself and by all means she will in the traditional ways in which Venus and Taurus know best.

The Sun's incredible power, strength, light and energy is being offered to Venus during this time period. This means that the soul’s direction, the soul's satisfaction, the souls destiny at this time is deeply connected towards Venus and her expressions. At other times the Sun or soul’s destiny/direction may be concerned primarily with career, reputation, religion, spirituality and other potent life areas. Due to this Sun and Venus conjunction in Taurus, the soul’s destiny/direction is primarily concerned with the beauty, pleasure, and external manifestations of life. This implies that the soul is deeply satisfied during this period by celebrating life in all its various forms, especially as it relates to love, music, art and drama.

This time is a spark plug igniting us with all of the beautiful aspects of life which may have taken a back seat due to other priorities. This practically translates to celebrating the beginning of summer in a way that embodies the celebration of life and all of the beautiful things in which life has to offer. This is an incredibly potent time to start new relationships and to deepen current relationships because the Sun is encouraging power and deep soul connections through Venus’ expressions of love and beauty. This is an incredibly potent time to have accumulations and possessions that deeply satisfy on a soul level. These accumulations can be expressed in a multitude of forms including money, diplomas, degrees, clothes, jewelry, and romantic/sensual experiences.

Sun In VenusAnother powerful indication during this time period is that the Sun will be lending power to Taurus and Venus in terms of finding stability and security. This conjunction is highly auspicious as it aids with stability and security in relationships, as well as with one’s financial condition or status. It can help us find security and stability in our dharma in a way that is pleasurable and satisfying for this is a time of soul celebration, where the soul is deeply satisfied and nourished by experiencing all the fruits of life; in experiencing love, beauty, music, art, pleasure, romance and nature. This is a time where the soul’s energy is primarily concerned with the inherent beauty and celebration of life and this astrological alignment is a powerful encouragement to give one’s heart and soul to the appreciation, and prioritization of soul celebration.

Honoring Venus
We honor Venus by encouraging sophistication, refinement, purity and grace.  Venus’ astrological signs are Taurus and Libra. Venus’ day is Friday.  Colors are grey and purple. Gem is diamond and metal is silver.

We can also honor Venus by chanting Venus' seed sound ...

Shri Venus Shukraya Mantra W/ Seed Sounds. A Hymn to Venus.

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Saturday, January 30, 2016

Honoring The Sun

We Honor The Sun By Wearing Bright Orange, Yellows, and Reds, as Well as With The Gem Ruby and The Metals Copper and Gold. We Can Honor The Sun in Lifestyle Through Allowing Our Inner Leader To Shine, in Whatever Literal, Metaphorical, or Metaphysical Sense Resonates. It is a Favorable to Prioritize Self  Promotion, Determination and Intense Forward Progression in Varying Areas of Life.

We Can Also Honor The Sun By Chanting The Sun's Seed Sound

Blessed Surya Sun Mantra W/ Seed Sounds

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Deva on Sunday, January 24, 2016


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Ketu in Aquarius: Vibration of Ideal Transformation

Vibration of Ideal Transformation
Ketu is a spiritual entity which relates to the South node of the moon. This force contains powerful metaphysical energies which are linked to the Soul’s spiritual path towards Moksha.  Moksha relates to enlightenment and liberation, both in this lifetime, and the next, as it prepares us for transformation at the time of death.  Ketu is a force in which one of the main karmas is to reorient and reorganize our lives to our highest spiritual frequency, to our highest mystical vibration, to an alignment with our dharma and to an alignment with our path towards liberation. Another one of Ketu’s main karmas is that it seeks to employ and express lessons through aligning our lives with our path towards Moksha or enlightenment, and it does that at all costs, often causing undesirable effects on a material realm manifestation.

Path Towards Enlightenment - Moksha
Often times our path towards enlightenment or Moksha is connected towards certain aspects of detachment, loss, and the concept of surrender.  Ketu’s primary force is to encourage us to detach from aspects and areas of our lives that we are most attached to; those areas that we seek to control.  Ketu works through a mechanism of erratic loss, taking away those attachments which are preventing us from liberation.  Ketu encourages surrender of control by causing certain events or life situations to seem completely erratic, unexplainable, and out of control thus forcing surrender and ultimately helping us on our path towards Moksha.

Sometimes there are certain obstacles in our lives that prevent us from an ideal connection with the Divine, bringing us farther away from our path towards Moksha and liberation from the body.  Ketu will place many spiritual obstacles in front of a Soul’s path in order to realign them with their highest spiritual frequency and proper path towards enlightenment. In the ancient text, Ketu is referred to as the presenter of obstacles because it presents profound spiritual obstacles.  When we conquer and move through these obstacles, Ketu realigns us with our spiritual truth and our path towards Moksha or enlightenment.  It is a divine reorganizer and reconnecter to our highest spiritual truth and path towards enlightenment.

Powerful Auspicious Energy
Now is a great time to transform yourself spiritually or work on your relationship to the Universe because Ketu is in Aquarius. Ketu entered the Saturn owned sign of Aquarius January 30th, 2016 and will remain in Aquarius until August 18, 2017. Aquarius and its relationship to Saturn bodes well for Ketu, as Ketu is counted amongst Saturn’s friends and has a powerful auspicious energy in its alignment with Aquarius.

Aquarius is an incredibly powerful sign relating to idealism, optimism, consciousness, and progressive. It is a sign which resembles the most progressive universal consciousness available at any given time and represents the transformation of our consciousness, the transformation towards progression, and our ability to intuitively align with the most ideal potential expression of something. To see the cup as half full and to strive towards that ideal with optimism is to have an Aquarius outlook. To summarize, Aquarius helps us to see the most ideal expression of everything in life. Our ideal consciousness or perception, an ideal way we go about our lives, an ideal way we interact with the world and other living beings, and an ideal expression of what possibilities exist in the world. This idealism lends towards optimistic attitude and power towards innovation, happiness, progressive thinking, and all life endeavors.

Ketu’s alignment with Aquarius is highly potent and is considered an auspicious shift that will encourage rapid and unpredictable spiritual transformation. Ketu, a force which is constantly aligning us to our highest spiritual frequency is traveling in Aquarius which focuses on progressive consciousness, innovation and alignment towards idealism and optimism. This shift will cause Ketu to embody and empower Aquarius type vibrations which means one of the primary transformations that is going on is from the place of the Consciousness. Through Aquarius, Ketu is working to align our individual consciousness with that of a universal consciousness in a very potent spiritual way. This vibration means that Ketu Aquarius is encouraging more unity and harmony in Consciousness, in certain groups in which certain frequencies are aligning. That means progressive consciousness ideals will be aligning and these groups and will be expanding in their expression.

This particular concept can be seen playing out in our political race for President in which a very powerful ideal republic consciousness is aligning around Donald trump. Also a very unique rebellious ideal democratic consciousness is aligning around Bernie Sanders. Even Hillary Clinton, representing the middle road, a more conservative democrat, is having an alignment of consciousness around her. This is a very significant energy in which individual consciousnesses are aligning towards the most ideal universal group consciousness. This is hinting at the powerful aligning transforming, reorienting energy of Ketu combining with the optimistic, ideal, and consciousness provoking energy of Aquarius.

Idealism & Optimism 
Another of the extremely potent karmas that comes out of this combination is that there is a very powerful reorientation and reorganization towards idealism and optimism, especially as it applies to our spiritual path and our journey towards Moksha. This means that where we have strayed away from optimism and idealism, strayed away from viewing the glass as half full, strayed away from believing in the ideal in whichever way presents in our lives, that Ketu and Aquarius are working together to align us with that optimism and ideal. This will not only encourage us to see optimism and idealism in all areas of our life, but to transform and align with that optimism and ideal. We will be able to transform and align our lives with our new evolving progressive consciousness. We will be able to transform and align our lives with all ideals we believe in and work towards those ideals in a very optimistic way.

One of the things Ketu would be known to do as relates to this period would be to place certain key spiritual obstacles in our path in areas of our lives that are preventing us from our ideal expression, that our preventing us from alignment with our consciousness, the universal consciousness, and that are preventing us from being optimistic. In overcoming and working through these profound spiritual obstacles Ketu might will align us with our path towards Moksha as relates to our consciousness, and will align us towards believing in, and striving for the ideal. This is a time of ideal transformation, towards ideal expressions in individual lives, as well as transformation as to what is truly ideal for our path towards liberation, our path towards enlightenment, and our path towards Moksha, both in terms of preparation for transformation when the soul leaves the body, as well of glimpses of enlightenment, samadhi, or liberation we can still experience while empowered in our physical form. This divine Ketu Aquarius vibration is encouraging ideal transformation, both in the subject, objective, and collective sense. May we honor this ideal transformation, and continue to honor that divine Ketu Aquarius vibration which aligns us towards our ideal optimal expression in our path towards Moksha.

Ketu Mantra

In order to honor Ketu it is favorable to perform Ketu Mantra. It is most auspicious to perform this mantra at sunset on Tuesday. It is traditional to read the whole mantra three times, then repeat the seed sound (AUM KRAAM KREEM KRAUM SAH KETAVE NAMAH) 108 Times. Please find translation and transliteration here, as well as video with performing of Mantra to help with pronunciation. Ketu enjoys multi colored and striped items, as well as the gem Cats Eye Chrysoberyl.

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Mercury Enters Debilitation in Pisces: The Great Mind-Spirit Debate

The Great Mind-Spirit Debate
Mercury is truly an intelligent and intellectual planet, and from this nature of mercury comes incredible abilities and skill that relate to communication, writing, and speaking. Mercury also rules our intellectual capacity and discriminating capacity called Buddhi, in Sanskrit. Beyond its communicative abilities it also has an incredible ability for calculating, and anything that requires a intellectual or intelligent thought process in general. Therefore, Mercury can be said to rule all aspects of our consciousness which are inherently logical, rational, scientific, and therefore all thinking patterns which come from these aspects.

"The Transition" ...
On Saturday March 19th Mercury left its current residence in the sign of Aquarius, and transited into the Jupiter owned sign of Pisces. Based on the ancient Vedic literature it is said that Mercury enters a state of ultimate debilitation when it enters the sign of Pisces. This shift of Mercury into its debilitated state will remain until April 3rd when it leaves Pisces and enters the Mars own sign of Aries. This means several things, on one aspect you will see a conflict between Mercury and Jupiter manifesting and expressing, specifically because of Mercury’s relationship to Pisces which is owned by Jupiter. Additionally, you will also see general debilitated issues with Mercury, and therefore general weakness and Mercury related conflict and illness can arise.

Mercury's Discomfort In Pisces
Some general aspects of how this shift manifests may include an intense thinking or hyperactive thinking in general because of Mercury's discomfort in Pisces. Additionally many of these thoughts can come from a place of worry, nervousness, and fear of failure. One of the surfacing questions might be why is this incredibly intelligent planet Mercury go through such trouble, in connection with Jupiter, and specifically Pisces. The reason is quite metaphysical, mystical, and spiritual. Jupiter, called Guru, or Gurudeva in Sanskrit is honored in Jyotish at the Guru of The God's because of his divine wisdom and his deep knowledge of ancient spiritual wisdom, mantra, and Vedic scripture. In all senses, Jupiter rules the Higher Mind, A.K.A. the “Spiritual Mind”, and also known as the spiritual intuitive mind.

While the moon has strong connotation of intuition, the intuitive nature of the moon comes from emotions, as well as reflective capacity. Jupiter, however has a certain divine type of intuition, a spiritual type of intuition that comes from ancient spiritual wisdom, past lives, the teaching of a Guru, and our highest spiritual self, the guru inside of us. Jupiter's higher wisdom also has the ability to be a channel in which higher wisdom and knowledge in channeled from a divine spiritual source, something that is beyond the mind, something that is beyond logic, and something that is beyond rationale. This is getting at the root of the inherent conflict or issues that arise when Jupiter and Mercury are in deep interaction, because true spiritual wisdom and divine intuition cannot be understood, expressed, or communicated in a consciousness that is coming from logic, rationale, or intellect. It is also true that something that is inherently intellectual, rational, or logical can not be explained from a place of spiritual intuition, or inherent divine wisdom. This conflict of Jupiter and Mercury is particularly exacerbated when Mercury enters the Jupiter sign of Pisces.

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 6.47.53 AMPisces - The Water Sign
Pisces is a water sign and relates to the Ayurvedic Dosha Kapha, and so right off the bat you have an elemental disturbance when the water of Pisces mixes with the Primary element of Mercury which is Air, and the Ayurvedic Dosha of Vata. On a metaphysical level Pisces represents a concept of the bridge between the higher spiritual realm and the earth, and generally this energy gravitates towards the higher philosophical and spiritual realms, and unless the Pisces is evolved or mature at a soul level, might neglect the physical realm. While Pisces is highly mystical, intuitive, and deeply engaged and excited by spiritual concepts, it can be disconnected from the earthly consciousness and realm, and can seem detached or disinterested in worldly manners. Mercury however has a very contrary energy to this, it is very much engaged and excited by intellectual, and logical or relational concepts. Additionally, Mercury is very much interested in its social, earthly, and career related connections, and does not inherently resonate with spiritual, philosophical, or mystical concepts.
Some Final Thoughts
In conclusion, the divine intuitive wisdom of Jupiter and particularly Pisces does not resonate with the rational logical intellectual nature of Mercury and therefore will remain in a debilitated state from March 19 to April 3rd. The full implications of this dramatic shift were discussed in detail in this article, particularly referencing the relationship between Jupiter to Mercury, and The relationship between Mercury and the Jupiter owned astrological sign of Pisces. Additionally it is important to mention that because Mercury is in debilitation it will reflect difficult aspects as it relates to Mercury, and these effects can be deemed more malefic or challenging than we fear whenever we hear that Mercury has gone into retrograde, a debilitation is more troubling condition. General affects include issues relating to communication, technology, writing, planning, and organization. More specifically however because of Pisces this energy will result as a serious conflict or debate between the higher spiritual intuitive mind, and the more rational, logical, and intellectual mind.

In results to remediation for this conflict it is best to honor Jupiter and Mercury as separate individual entities and empowering them to their fullest potential individually without confusing their energies, because when we bring our logic or middle mind, and try to bring it into harmony with our spiritual intuitive or higher mind we can face many conflicts including worry, nervousness, and general inclination to try to compartmentalize, communicate, explain, or understand what is inherently beyond all logic, and rational, that which is inherently divine or spiritual or higher wisdom or intuition.

Emphasizing proper devotion and honoring to our higher spiritual self, our inner guru and the higher Wisdom without a need to compartmentalize, intellectualize, or rationalize the nature or content of that spiritual wisdom is highly encouraged during this shift. Especially since the proclivity to compartmentalize and rationalize and bring logic to these higher spiritual truths and intuition is heavy during this time, it is an especially important to employ devotion and honor of our Guru's both our teachers in this lifetime as well as our inner guru in hopes of saving our brain from thinking about, or attempting to understand something that cannot be understood through the middle mind, the logic mind, the rational mind, the Mercury mind. It is highly encouraged during this time period to properly honor and bring balance to these energies by honoring both Mercury and Jupiter on their given day of the week, as unique divine entities that both have their proper time for expression, integration, and manifestation. However it is during this shift of Mercury into Pisces where integration of these two distinct energies is on a universal level, the most challenging.

Mercury Mantra
Mercury Mantra should be performed on Wednesday wearing the color green, the metal silver, and the gem Emerald. Please find the mantra being performed here:


Shri Mercury Mantra W/ Seed Sounds. It is Highly Auspicious to Participate In/Listen to Mercury Mantra on Wednesday. This Mantra Brings Communication, Expression, Investigation, Intelligence, Discernment, and Focus!

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Jupiter Mantra
Jupiter Mantra should be performed on Thursday wearing the color yellow, the metal gold, and the gem yellow sapphire.

Shri Jupiter Guru Mantra W/ Seed Sounds. A Hymn to Jupiter. This Mantra Brings Deep Expansion, as Well as Integration, and Application of Wisdom. This Mantra Also Brings Higher Teachings, Knowledge of Ancient Texts, as Well as Abundance and Comfort.

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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Saturn and Mars in Scorpio - A Time of Radical Surrender!

A Time of Radical Surrender!
The planet Mars is known in Sanskrit as Kuja which refers to burning coals. This planet’s fiery nature represents all aspects of determination, courage, intensity, and that which we commit our energy too. Mars actually in itself represents pure energy and whenever Mars is involved all of our energy goes towards that area in which mars is involved. Today Mars joined the planet Saturn in the sign of Scorpio which is ruled by Mars. This affect of the shift lasts until September 18 2016 but there is a break from the shift during June 18-July 12 in which Mars we will be back in libra. However, on July 12th Mars will return to its conjunction with Saturn. Saturn is the planet which rules surrender, service, and virtue. There is no true surrender or virtue in this life without spiritual work with Saturn. The conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Scorpio empowers the Mars energy and relates it to Saturn. Thereby, bringing all qualities of Mars which include intensity, fire, determination, energy, support, and physical action to these Saturnal spiritual concepts of virtue, development and surrender. Thereby, through the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Scorpio the cosmos is wholeheartedly encouraging this Idea of radical surrender as a universal consciousness.

Saturn In Scorpio 
Saturn in Scorpio

Saturn's day is Saturday, color is blue, metal is iron, and gem is blue sapphire. Saturn rules the astrological signs of Capricorn, and Aquarius.

Mantra For Saturn

Shri Shani Saturn Mantra W/ Seed Sounds. A Hymn to Saturn.

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Saturday, February 6, 2016

For divine Saturn auspiciousness. May this mantra bring You perseverance, order, structure, and discipline. May this mantra be your medicine in all delay, chaos, and adversity. May this mantra bring us closer to sustenance of a spiritual life, and humble, deep and earnest Surrender.

Mars In Scorpio
Mars In Scorpio

The gems for Mars are red coral and carnelian, and the metal is gold. His day is Tuesday, and red, orange, and pink are his colors.

Mantra For Mars

It is Highly Auspicious and Beneficial for a Relationship with Mars to Listen/Perform Mars Mantra. It Bears Strength, Welfare, Support, Determination, Investigation, and Transformation.

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

For Martian auspiciousness. may this mantra bring courage, energy, passion, intensity, and action. May it also bring protection to those who need protection, and support to all those who defend justice and truth.

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The Divine Demon Rahu - Transits Into Leo

The Divine Demon Rahu 
The Divine Demon Rahu was known for his devout spiritual practice, but was rich in desire for both life, and sensory experience. Through his spiritual practice Rahu gained clarity as to where The Gods were drinking Amrit, the immortal nectar or celestial ambrosia, and saw an opportunity to impose as a God In order to drink the divine beverage. Quickly Surya The Sun and Chandra the moon alerted Vishnu the preserver of the universe of Rahu's convoluted plans. Shortly thereafter Vishnu came down and threw his sharp disc in order to cut Rahu's head off. At the same time that Rahu's head was being cut off he tasted the Amrit and was granted Immortal dominion and empowered as two shadow planets, Rahu representing a top half with no body symbolizing Rahu's manipulative desire for immortality and an unquenchable thirst for the soul experience.

Rahu represents the Moons northern node and it's main purpose is to unveil, expose, or to shadow. Rahu is associated with material/physical purpose, uncovering, foreign locales, and purification as well as toxins. Rahu encourages dynamic innovation, adaptability, earthly success, and investigation of the mystical and unknown. Rahu is said to act similarly to Saturn, and therefore carries its influence to Capricorn and Aquarius. Rahu's Day is Saturday, colors are brown and red-orange, metal is mixed, and gem is Hessonite. Rahu is also very often associated with smoke, occult or mystical practices, and Is remarkably brilliant.

Mystical Rahu Auspiciousness

Shri Rahu Mantra! A Hymn to Rahu!

Posted by Kṣaṇāti Jyotish on Saturday, February 13, 2016


May this mantra bring contentedness, innovation, adaptability, and material prosperity. May this mantra also clarify the path ahead, and may it encourage deep Investigation of the unknown and purification/transformation through that search.

The shadow planet Rahu has recently transitioned from the Mercury sign of Virgo to the Sun sign Leo. This transition has created a huge paradigm shift that will last until August 18 2017. Rahu is a spiritual force which is exotics and unique, an outsider or non traditional force that shrouds, clouds, and confuses. The sign Leo relates to the sign and thereby our inner ego, aspects of leadership, and our ability to manage, lead, and command attention. In this sense the transition of Rahu into Leo takes a very non traditional outside exotic force and allows it come into something very traditional, powerful, and a leader within the society.

This affect can be seen on a microcosmic level in our lives in which our inner leader and mystic are combined and dance during this phase, it also allows for prosperity and achievement from these areas of the occult, mystical, and unknown. We are at risk to be deceived by certain leaders or authorities during this time and there can also be misleading and misrepresentations. Due to the inner mixing of the outsider occult energies and the more traditional leadership energies, this is an incredibly potent time for merging of eastern and western practices, merging and integration of outsider alternative approaches and methodologies, with more conservative or traditional practices. Other aspects of this shift can be seen in our political race, in which dark charisma can cause a great growth in success relating to the candidate Donald trump. Even the other major candidate Bernie sanders is also an outsider bringing his radical and highly powerful and favorable opinions to the general public, and the results and growth of his campaign has been astounding. In some of the examples we have mentioned we are just beginning to touch on the incredible power of the shift of Rahu into Leo and the divine manifestation in which these occult, mystical, and darker aspects of our existence merge with the brilliance, light, and unequal power of the Leo and The Sun.

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Ksanati Newman
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