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New Moon is already in effect and culminates on August 18th at 7:41 pm PDT.  New Moon energy is typically less stable as the Moon, our planet of security, is invisible in the sky.  This one brings with it even more instability, as we have 4 planets- Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury- in the very transitional ‘gandanta’ points.  These are particular junctions between fire and water signs, two very inimical elements, that often create weakness, instability, and insecurity for the planet transiting them.  These few days building up to this new moon have been challenging astrologically, so if you’re feeling restless and agitated this could be part of the reason.

Luckily, two of these transitioning planets, Sun and Mars, will soon be nicely placed in their own signs of Leo and Aries respectively.  Planets in their own signs give us their more refined results.  With two fire planets entering their own fire signs, plus Jupiter in its own other fire sign of Sagittarius, we can feel a lot of energy and purpose after this unsteady gandanta energy passes over us.  Gandanta transits of these quicker moving planets last only a few days, so by the end of the week the energy will be settling down.

Remember that with fire comes heat and intensity, so if you’re feeling too fiery during this transit the remedy is some cooling feminine water or moon energy, in whatever form calls to you.

We will get the best results of Mars in Aries up till September 9th, when Mars turns retrograde.  While Mars direct gives us assertion, ambition and energy, retrograde Mars can give agitation, aggression and conflict.  Not the best recipe for our personal lives, nor the global situations at the moment!

Stay cool everyone, in all ways. 

Love and Blessings,
Mrinmoyee

Mrinmoyee Prajna

Mrinmoyee is in a long term love affair with Mother India, the land of her spiritual birth. She has lived primarily in India for the last 2 decades, and while she appreciates most all aspects of the culture, Vedic Astrology, Meditation, and Devotional pactices have been her primary focus.

Having grown up on the East coast of the United States, she deeply sees the need for the Vedic sciences in the modern Western life. She lived for 10 years in an Indian Buddhist spiritual community in North India where meditation and seva (service) were the foundations of her practice. Here she experienced the traditional teachings passed down through a lineage that is customary in India. As her interest in Vedic Astrology grew it took her to different regions and teachers of India and the US. She has studied Vedic Astrology for the last 10 years, and has given hundreds of readings to people all over the world in the last 5 years.

She offers introductory workshops on Vedic Astrology, and retreats in India. But the main focus of her work is personalized birth chart consultations. She has studied with both traditional and modern teachers, and gives a traditional analysis of the chart combined with a modern, applicable interpretation. While Vedic Astrology is Hindu in its origins, a person need not be following that path to benefit from her readings. Advice on career, relationships, finances, ideal living locations, and spirituality are just some of the areas of life that can be covered in a session.

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