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ACVA News February 2009 Planetary Tips

Christina's Tips

By Christina Collins

  • The Sidereal Sun has moved into the sign of Aquarius (Feb 12) and will continue in opposition to Saturn Rx in Leo. This powerful parivartana yoga (exchange of houses, Saturn rules Aquarius and Sun rules Leo) will cause angst in Government, in People in and of Authority and will increase earth changes such as Fires, Earthquakes, Explosions and Accidents.
    • These house exchanges can be very fortunate in commerce. When the exchange occurs with enmity (Sun and Saturn are enemies – Saturn is the Son or child of the Sun) the experience is one of harshness.

  • Jupiter, the planet of wealth, happiness, expansion, knowledge, marriage & children remains in Capricorn, its sign of debilitation. Luckily until March 7th it transits conjuct with Mars in its exalted Sign of Capricorn. This Neecha Banga Raja Yoga (cancellation of debilitation, making planets act powerful – a King Union) will improve the status of things associated with Jupiter. It will also soften the Sun/Saturn exchange as Mars and Jupiter are both friends of the Sun.

  • Rahu and Ketu continue in Capricorn and Cancer respectively. The conjunction of Rahu with Jupiter forms a yoga called Kodanda Rahu – a yoga that is more material than spiritual – and not as ethical as when the conjunction or aspect of Rahu to Jupiter occurs with Jupiter in a better sign. Again, coupled with the exalted Mars, all in the earth sign of Capricorn will increase the danger of fire.

  • Mercury (often considered the most unstable planet) who owns Gemini and Virgo both air and Earth signs – also transits in the sign of Capricorn – this will add instability – and increase disasters involving air (flight) and earth (fires). The 17th to the 24th of February Mercury will be closest to Rahu, Mars and Jupiter.

  • Some days to watch:
    • Saturday, Feb 28th 2009 – Mars will reach 24’33 degrees Cap and aspect (8th aspect) Saturn Rx 25’03 in Leo
    • Sunday, March 1st – Mars and Mercury in same degree of Cap at 25 and Moon in Aries at 14, the same degree as the Nodes, Rahu and Ketu, also at 14
    • Wednesday, March 4th Mercury will become Sandi (29) in Cap
    • Thursday, March 4th Mercury will be Sandi (00) in Aquarius
    • Friday, March 6th – Mars Sandi (29) and leaving exaltation
    • Saturday, March 7th – Mars Sandi (00) in Aquarius and beginning to aspect Saturn by opposition though in wide orb.
    • Saturday, March 7th – Venus becomes Retrograde in Pisces
    • Friday, March 13th – Sun becomes Sandi at 29 Aquarius
    • Saturday, March 14th – Sun moves into Pisces at 00

  • We have experienced the first two solar eclipses with 4 more to come this year. For more information and classes on eclipse s visit Ronnie Gayle Dreyer’s site:

  • Venus has begun transiting in exaltation in Pisces. Read a wonderful article on this four month transit by Chakrapani Ullal: "Transit of Venus in Pisces"
February Tips Chart

Christina Collins Biography:

Christina CollinsChristina Collins, Jyotish Kovid, Jyotish Vachaspati is a 3rd generation astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Center for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India. She is the first and sole American woman to be honored by this highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish – the light bearer and Vachaspati – the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true. (Vac = speech and Brihaspati is a name of Jupiter the planet of wisdom and truth. She serves as faculty and on the Board of Directors of the American College for Vedic Astrology (ACVA), as Editor of the ACVA News and is President of Celestial Resources (The Timing Coach) where she serves corporate and private clients from celebrities to students. You can reach her in Boulder CO:

Christina Collins, J.K., J.V.
The Timing Coach
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