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ACVA News January 2010 Planetary Tips

By Vachaspati Christina Collins

Every month, as the ACVA News observes the sidereal month's changing of signs, we use the current location of the US Capital, Washington, DC.

January 1st 2010 - New Years Day

We begin the month of January with the Full Moon or lunar eclipse, which began with New Year’s eve conjunction of Ketu in Gemini opposite the Sun at 16’39 Sagittarius, conjunct Rahu at 27’04. Mars continues its retrograde motion in Cancer, 24’47 Ashlesha, transiting 8th from the Mercury Rx in close to exact degree of 24’46 Sagittarius. Venus, at 14’06 also resides in Sagittarius, combust the Sun, influenced by the eclipse. Jupiter now at 2’23 Aquarius, and Saturn at 10‘30 Virgo are no longer in aspect, although they receive the influence of the lunar eclipse in that Jupiter is in Saturn’s sign, Saturn is in Mercury’s sign and Mercury is in papa ketari yoga seated between the Sun and Mercury. The Sun is not always a natural malefic, however, in this case, it picks up the influence of the eclipse.

As you will see below, most of the changes occur early in the month with the planets staying in the same signs for the later part of the month.

ACVA News Planetary Tips Chart One

January 1st 2010 
Mars RxCancer
Rahu RxSag
Mercury RxSagittarius
Ketu RxGemini

January 12th , 2010
Venus becomes Sandi at 29’Sag

January 13th, 2010 Sun becomes Sandi at 29’Sag
Moon in Sagittarius creating Solar Eclipse
Saturn goes Retrograde in Virgo, Hasta.

January 14th 2010
Venus moves to 0’00 Capricorn.
Sun ingress into 0’00Capricorn -- Makar Sancranti (when the Sun enters Capricorn)
This leaves Moon/Rahu/Mercury in Sagittarius – this particular conjunction of 3 planets can be a signature of mental illness (especially in house 6) – at the very least for unclear thinking. (Moon is mind, Mercury is intellect, Rahu is poison or blind.) So, if possible, avoid unnecessary travel on the 14th and 15th.

January 15th 2010 Solar eclipse

Mercury goes direct in Sagittarius
The Sun and Moon, both at 1’01 Capricorn and Rahu at 27’07 Sagittarius form a partial annular eclipse. (Remember the nodes are always retrograde and the Sun and Moon always direct.)
The shadow of the eclipse will be visible in much of India, and it passes over Kerala.

ACVA News Planetary Tips Chart Two

On behalf of ACVA - we wish you all a Happy New Year!

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's consultation contact information:

Christina Collins, J.K., J.V.
Lafayette, (Boulder County) CO, USA
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phone: 303-665-9996

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