Email Outage–FIXED now. PLEASE WRITE!

December 6, 2014

On Sat/Sun, the 29th and 30th, for 18 hours, ALL of my email was lost.  After finally learning the loss is permanent, I’ve gotta reach out to my friends and clients and let them know–IF YOU EMAILED ME AND I DIDN’T ANSWER, PLEASE WRITE AGAiN!  (it’s anne(at)stariel.com) I’m not ignoring you and will write you back, and I’ve got plenty of extra time for clients this month.

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December 2014 Newsletter

December 2, 2014

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Stariel Astrology Newsletter
December 2014   
Issue 43: 2014:5
In This Issue
*Astrology Gift Selections
*Vedic Astrology Tips
*Newsletter Archives
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Happy Holidays to All!
This is the season leading up to the solstice, when  many traditions celebrate the “Coming of the Light”.  At the winter solstice, the Sun hangs out at the lowest point on the horizon, making the shortest day of the year actually THREE darkest days of the year before it begins to climb in the sky and the days lengthen, returning the light.

    This is a gift-giving season, so I’m offering an Astrological Guide to Gift Selection. Also, you’ll find Part 2 of Vedic Predictive Techniques, and a sale price on Sacred Tapestries.
As my favorite Christian mystic reminds me, this is “advent season”, which is a season of joyfully anticipating the Coming of the Light.  May all of us realize joy as we anticipate the turn of the solstice in its many physical and symbolic forms.

Love and Blessings to you,
Anne

Astrologer’s Guide to Gift Selection

The very best way to figure out what gift someone will like is to base it on their Venus sign. Venus represents what we value and what we love.

  If you need help determining the Venus sign of friends and relatives, contact me here by email. ) The first 5 request will be free (3 names each. Later requests will be $10 for 3 lookups, which we can handle by credit card, paypal, or the DONATE button on my website in the newsletter.
Here goes:
Venus in Aries This person loves ACTION, so tickets to any adventure will thrill.  Rollercoaster rides of any sort, ski trips (or lessons), roller blades, fireplace tools will work, too, or firecrackers for New Years’ Eve.  They also like starting things, preferably with power tools, which make great gifts if you’ve got some other way to finish the project., but knowing a Venus sign isn’t a matter of just looking up a birthdate on a calendar. If you need help figuring out a Venus sign, skip to the end of this article for simple ways to find out.
Venus in Taurus is sensual. These folks like to be surrounded by soft fabrics–velvet, cashmere (no itchy wool please). They love rich foods and creamy desserts. Delicately scented candles, soothing essential oils, the very best single malt whiskey or highly rated wine, massages, a full bubble-bath kit, these will all tickle the fancy of Venus in Taurus.
Venus in Gemini loves variety, ideas, and social encounters.  Encyclopedias of trivia–especially about one of their favorite topics; teaching an older Gemini how to use Facebook; a bunch of mystery novels; a new smart-phone or a music/radio/mp3 device; or a grab-bag of many small and clever items will thrill a Gemini person.  You could also throw in a day-trip to a great dinner theatre.  (Click here for more.) 

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   Creating these tapestries has been a long-time avocation for me, though I’m slowing down temporarily.  I’ve made sixty so far, using silk, real prong-set gemstones, and freshwater pearls,  and have about 35 still available for sale.  They have been exhibited in multiple juried venues, including a one-woman show.  Click here to see more, and contact me here if you have trouble with flakey web links.

Astrology Tips:
Vedic Astrology Prediction (Part 2)
  Continuing this series of tips for timing events in Vedic astrology, this time we’ll focus on a wonderful technique taught by Sri K.N. Rao.  Sri Rao is perhaps the greatest Vedic astrologer alive and I’m honored to have attended several of his seminars.
This technique is what Raoji calls “the simultaneous aspects of Saturn and Jupiter”.  That is to say, to see when an event will take place, you must first identify what house is associated with that event (e.g. marriage is 7th house), and what Varga (divisional chart) is associated with that event (e.g. marriage is seen in the Navamsa Varga).  Let’s use marriage as an example,  (though we could use career opportunities–10th house and dasamsa, events related to children (5th house, Saptamsa Varga), sale of a home (4th house, Chatursamsa Varga IMO), etc.
To see when a person might marry, and after checking dasa periods, look at the seventh house in the Rasi and Navamsa, and find the location of the ruler of that house in each chart.  Now look at an ephemeris of transitting planets.  Find a time when Saturn aspects EITHER the 7th house or the planet ruling the 7th house.  Then find a time when Jupiter aspects the 7th house or the 7th ruler.  If you find a time when both happen at the same time you’ve pinpointed the date with a relatively high certainty.  Do the same in the navamsa, and if the dates overlap you’ve got a pretty sure bet.
If you apply this pattern to the chart using Surya Lagna (sun sign house as ascendant) or Chandra Lagna (moon sign house as ascendant) in both Rasi and Navamsa and tally up how many times you get a repeat of the double transit pattern.  Count them up–if the majority show a double-aspect at the same time you’ve got more confirmation.  The more confirmation (the higher the majority) the more certainty in this predictive date.
There’s extra wiggle room in this formula when we look at retrograde aspects.  We’ll look at this next time.

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I’ve recorded and uploaded a series of Mantras to my web site.  If you are interested in astrological remedies, you can find planetary mantras at my website under “Astro-Remedies” and then selecting the planet whose mantra you’re seeking.  A full page of long mantra links can be found HERE.  Words are included.
My most-frequently used mantra is the Mrityunjaya Mantra.  You can listen to it, and to any of the others at the link above.  Thank you, Ricia Doren, for the Ganapati Mantra audio!

Contact Anne for an in-depth astrological reading, or use the “Catch-Me-If-You-Can” option for quick answers to immediate crises.   Clients rave about Anne’s deep insight into their personal lives and the practical ideas for moving forward.
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Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Sincerely,
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Stariel Astrology

Timing Events with Vedic Astrology, part 2

December 1, 2014

Astrology Tips:
Vedic Astrology Prediction (Part 2)

  Continuing this series of tips for timing events in Vedic astrology, this time we’ll focus on a wonderful technique taught by Sri K.N. Rao.  Sri Rao is perhaps the greatest Vedic astrologer alive and I’m honored to have attended several of his seminars.
This technique is what Raoji calls “the simultaneous aspects of Saturn and Jupiter”.  That is to say, to see when an event will take place, you must first identify what house is associated with that event (e.g. marriage is 7th house), and what Varga (divisional chart) is associated with that event (e.g. marriage is seen in the Navamsa Varga).  Let’s use marriage as an example,  (though we could use career opportunities–10th house and dasamsa, events related to children (5th house, Saptamsa Varga), sale of a home (4th house, Chatursamsa Varga IMO), etc.
To see when a person might marry, and after checking dasa periods, look at the seventh house in the Rasi and Navamsa, and find the location of the ruler of that house in each chart.  Now look at an ephemeris of transitting planets.  Find a time when Saturn aspects EITHER the 7th house or the planet ruling the 7th house.  Then find a time when Jupiter aspects the 7th house or the 7th ruler.  If you find a time when both happen at the same time you’ve pinpointed the date with a relatively high certainty.  Do the same in the navamsa, and if the dates overlap you’ve got a pretty sure bet.
If you apply this pattern to the chart using Surya Lagna (sun sign house as ascendant) or Chandra Lagna (moon sign house as ascendant) in both Rasi and Navamsa and tally up how many times you get a repeat of the double transit pattern.  Count them up–if the majority show a double-aspect at the same time you’ve got more confirmation.  The more confirmation (the higher the majority) the more certainty in this predictive date.
There’s extra wiggle room in this formula when we look at retrograde aspects.  We’ll look at this next time.

Astro-Guide to Gift-Selection

December 1, 2014

 Astrologer’s Guide to Gift Selection

The very best way to figure out what gift someone will like is to base it on their Venus sign. Venus represents what we value and what we love

If you need help determining the Venus sign of friends and relatives, contact me here by email.  The first 5 request will be free (3 names each). Later requests will be $10 for 3 lookups, which we can handle by credit card, paypal, or the DONATE button on my website in the newsletter.

Venus in Aries This person loves ACTION, so tickets to any adventure will thrill.  Rollercoaster rides of any sort, ski trips (or lessons), roller blades, fireplace tools will work, too, or firecrackers for New Years’ Eve.  They also like starting things, preferably with power tools, which make great gifts if you’ve got some other way to finish the project., but knowing a Venus sign isn’t a matter of just looking up a birthdate on a calendar.
Venus in Taurus is sensual. These folks like to be surrounded by soft fabrics–velvet, cashmere (no itchy wool please). They love rich foods and creamy desserts. Delicately scented candles, soothing essential oils, the very best single malt whiskey or highly rated wine, massages, a full bubble-bath kit, these will all tickle the fancy of Venus in Taurus.
Venus in Gemini loves variety, ideas, and social encounters.  Encyclopedias of trivia–especially about one of their favorite topics; teaching an older Gemini how to use Facebook; a bunch of mystery novels; a new smart-phone or a music/radio/mp3 device; or a grab-bag of many small and clever items will thrill a Gemini person.  You could also throw in a day-trip to a great dinner theatre.
Venus in Cancer loves to snuggle. These are sentimental people who will respond to a snuggly couch-blanket, a hot chocolate kit and, if you’re intimate, a “coupon” for a gentle personal massage. Many Cancers like cookbooks, comfy items for the home (a sofa pillow with a sentimental message), and a gathering of the clan.
Venus in Leo loves drama–but mainly if they’re the star of it, so contrive to let them show off.  They want to be seen with someone dressed to the nines, and a flashy-but-classy item of clothing for them is not out of place. Tickets to the ball of the season, a must-see concert, or a noticeable piece of jewelry, all delivered with heaps of praise will go over well. If you really want to win their heart, ask them to tell a favorite story in front of the crowd.
Venus in Virgo loves detail.  A collection of interesting boxes, small to large; a grab-bag of clever and varied office supplies (Virgo Venus always loves office supply stores), a library card if they don’t have one, boxes of beautiful note cards, a gift certificate to a bookstore that also sells cards or reading accessories will make Virgo Venus feel loved and appreciated.  (Click here for more.)
Venus in Libra loves beauty, grace. and harmony.  Beautiful silk scarves or neckties; dinner in an elegantly appointed restaurant, tickets to an event in a beautifully designed venue, books on design and style, or on graceful manners.  Whatever the gift, wrap it with style.  Presentation is everything.  A gift certificate should be in an elegant envelope with a bow tied around it (no stick-on bows, please).  Whatever you give in a beautiful package will be that much more appreciated. .
Venus in Scorpio is sometimes tricky, as they keep their preferences secret.  In fact, a book or movie of “secrets”, or material on the occult or conspiracy theories might appeal. They’ll like detective stories, experiences that may be frightening but offer transcendence (scary movies with a redeeming point to make), stories of true experiences of the paranormal or supernatural; transpersonal “depth” psychology. Touch Venus in Scorpios in a deep way, guide them to face and overcome fears, and you’ll have a friend for life.
Venus in Sagittarius loves to spread its wings. Knowledge, philosophy, travel and more travel will crank their engine.  Take this Venus to a travel agent and watch love happen.  Clever travel devices to make trips easier, short-wave radios, shows that feature foreign culture, tickets to a college public lecture, a behind-the-scenes tour of a TV news outlet will make Venus in Sagittarius’ heart soar. And I almost forgot: If this person has a favorite sports team, tickets will be a sure winner.
Venus in Capricorn wants value and status. Give them a high-status item–a designer-brand watch or fancy writing instrument, scarf, necktie, or accessory. The key is the status-value.  For gift-givers on small budgets, a tin of caviar or truffle-flavored spread with a nice bottle of champagne will accomplish the same thing.  For a Venus in Capricorn with a fiery sun or moon sign, take them rock-climbing. The Capricorn mountain goat is a CLIMBER, so whether it’s gaining prestige among peers or climbing a mountain, they will feel seen and valued.
Venus in Aquarius loves something DIFFERENT: techie, too. A clever new electronic device, anything quirky and distinctive to wear or display on their desk, home, or yard; any kind of breakthrough technology tool, be it water or air filters or an energetic healing device, even a calendar of Escher prints will tickle this person’s cool button. Rube Goldberg devices are sure to bring out their mischievous smiles.
Venus in Pisces loves sentiment and magic.  Their own copy of Robin Williams’ What Dreams May Come, season tickets to their favorite music venue, a set of movie passes all fit one part of this personality. Anything that shows how you and this person SHARE an interest will make Venus in Pisces people feel cherished.  Be gentle with this soul–they appreciate friends and lovers more than you realize and it makes them happy to put you on a pedestal, so be your shiny-polished and loving self and they’ll be happiest of all.