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
*Book Discount
*Audio Mantras (free)
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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,

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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Audio Mantras
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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!

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Thanks for being here, and ’til next time…  may all life bring you joy!
Anne Beversdorf
Stariel Astrology


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