Saturn in the Fifth House

Well, if Saturn is in the 5th house, close to the cusp, it will powerfully aspect the 7th, 11th and 2nd house (according to Vedic aspects). There is a synergistic theme in all these houses: 5 is about love, 7 is about partnership, 11 is about pleasure and 2 is about family. So, Saturn placed…

The Astrological Symbolism of Saturn

[youtube https://youtu.be/Qbd-SyPMGyA] Vic explains the complete panorama of symbols indicated by Saturn – explaining how they all stem from the root symbol, NEGATIVITY, branching from three symbolic trunks: RESTRICTION, PESSIMISM, and BAD LUCK

Why Does Saturn Like to be in Libra?

QUESTION: “I am still not clear why Libra gives such a good platform for Saturn to develop all their good qualities. Why is it that the resources of Libra fit so good for Saturn expression?” MY REPLY: Venus (the owner of Libra) is ideal for Saturn. Venus is the only planet generous and kind enough to take good…

Colors of the Planets – Not So Simple

What this survey of BPHS (Bṛhat Parāśara Hora Śāstra) will reveal clearly is that the popularly touted simple color-planet paradigm is not supported in this Sanskrit text. Rather what we see is that a few colors are associated with each planet. Complexion In the 16th and 17th ślokas of the BPHS chapter titled “Nature and Form of…

Planets that Break Your Face

Two days ago, at about 3:30 in the afternoon – I broke my face. Well, not really, but that’s a figure of speech I grew up using and which is quite appropriate to what actually happened. See, my 5th grade son wanted me to play this complex version of “tag” with him and about 20…

Real Estate and Astrological Planets

A student recently asked: Mars and Saturn are connected with real estate.If these are in the 4th then it is not good for emotional happiness but could be good for real estate. Is this right? Everyone commonly says that Mars conjoined Saturn is a symbol pertinent to real estate. I think this concept may be…

Everything you need to know about Sade Sati

  Sade Sati (“Seven and a Half”) is the Hindi term for Saturn’s transit over the Moon and it’s neighboring signs. “Much ado” is constantly made of it, and I think it is “too-much ado.” Sade Sati is just one of many, many factors causing the rhythms and fluctuations in your personal time-flow. Basically, Sade…

What you can learn from just words

What do these words have in common? Soulful Lunatic Mercantile Venereal Martial Jovial Stern They are adjectives formed from the proper Latin-based names of the seven main astrological planets: Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn! The Sun’s proper name is Sol. It represents the Soul, the singular center of all things, the core…

Saturn in Libra

In honor of Saturn entering Libra (sidereal) today, I will post my summary of the effects of Saturn in Libra: General Prosperity: Saturn in Libra is a symbol that limitations and restrictions are lifted and we are able to more easily rise to the positions, deeds and accomplishments that we truly desire. Political Power: Thus…

9 Planets – 9 States of Personal Evolution

What are the Planets, and Why? Planets are the active principles of astrology. Knowledge of what the planets represent is fundamental clearly understanding every other component of astrology – so learn carefully and well! If you look up at the sky, it’s clear to see that the planets are “the active principles.” Go ahead and…