Monday, August 27, 2018

Understanding Retrogrades and Mars direct!

 
Mars turns direct today, thus bringing to an end his two-month-long retrograde cycle and his halt on progress. Yesterday in the wee hours of the morning on East Coast USA time, the Moon was full at
3⁰12’ Pisces. We are still in the orb of this lunation and likely vision is a bit cloudy.
The sensation of annoyance is dissipating and likely you are beginning to feel the shift right already. I promise in the next few days it is going to magickally melt away!
Adding to the mix an ingenious quintile aspect between Mars and Jupiter expedites a super-shift in energy and experience!I encourage you to break out of the boundaries you have been experiencing these last few months.
Planetary Retrogrades occur due the apparent backwards movement of a planet from our perspective view here on Earth. Does a planet really move backwards? No! It just seems so.
Think of it this way. Have you ever been stopped at a traffic light and glanced over at the car next to you and then suddenly felt like you were moving even though you had your foot on the brake? This was caused by the car next to you moving and a trick of the brain misunderstanding the eye's message.
As we travel around the Sun along with the other planets, occasionally due to velocity and distance it appears that the planets are moving backwards. This gives a slowing and backtracking sensation to our relationship to the Retrograding Planet and it's transit to our personal natal chart.

All planets can appear to go Retrograde during a year's time. Mercury does so several times each year for shorter periods of time than the other planets due to distance and proximity.
The Nodes of the Moon are usually in a seeming Retrograde motion. The further a planet is from us, the longer the sequence. This occurs annually.

Almost all charts have at least one planetary body in Retrograde motion. It is more rare to have none!

How does this effect you? Engage me for your Astrological consultation today!





Saturday, August 11, 2018

Today's Solar Partial Eclipse in Leo August 11, 2018




A solar Partial Eclipse happens when our Earth's Moon partially blocks out the light of the Sun and casts a shadow upon the Earth. Today's eclipse occurred at 18° Leo and carried a great deal of Fixed energy with it. See me for a detailed analysis of how this effects you personally and how best to put this to positive proactive use for the remainder of the year.

Ambika Devi, picked up her first deck of Tarot cards at the age of 7! She began reading professionally in 1972 and is a Certified Grand Tarot Master with the Tarot Guild. Ambika graduated with honors from NorthStar University of Astrology in 2003, has been a featured Relationship Expert on The Learning Channel and writes for periodicals. Ambika taught Holistic Health for three universities over a span of 21 years while coaching and bringing healing to thousands of clients. She is an award winning author with two books and your passionate guide on the mystic
journey of self-empowerment.
Learn more about Ambika Devi and read her full bio at www.AmbikaDevi.com. Visit Ambika Devi’s home page at: www.AmbikasWisdom.com. Enjoy her Astrology blog at www.MoonWisdom.org and her Yoga wisdom blog at www.YoginiYoda.com

Here is the chart for today's  Partial Solar Eclipse New Moon August 11 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Ambika Devi's answer to "Why is Chiron so much more important?

I was asked about Chiron by a seeker confusing the planetoid with Charon!
Here is my answer:


Ambika Devi, picked up her first deck of Tarot cards at the age of 7!
She began reading professionally in 1972 and is a Certified Grand Tarot
Master with the Tarot Guild. Ambika graduated with honors from NorthStar
University of Astrology in 2003, has been a featured Relationship
Expert on The Learning Channel and writes for periodicals. Ambika taught
Holistic Health for three universities over a span of 21 years while
coaching and bringing healing to thousands of clients. She is an award
winning author with two books and your passionate guide on the mystic
journey of self-empowerment.


Learn more about Ambika Devi and read her full bio at
www.AmbikaDevi.com. Visit Ambika Devi’s home page at:
www.AmbikasWisdom.com. Enjoy her Astrology blog at www.MoonWisdom.org
and her Yoga wisdom blog at www.YoginiYoda.com

Friday, July 27, 2018

Total Eclipse of the Moon July 27, 2018



Celebrate the longest Total Eclipse of the Moon I have ever witnessed at 4:20:22 p.m. East Coast time today! Yes you read me right! Read on for all the details!

A Lunar Eclipse is caused by the Earth casting a shadow on the Full Moon as a result of it passing between the Sun and the Moon.

I would like to debunk statements that have been flying around the web the last few days due to today's Full Moon having a cosmic ton of hype associated with it.

1. False nonsense: The moon is going through an entire lunation cycle.

THE TRUTH: The Moon is Full during a Lunar eclipse. The fact is that it "appears to go through a cycle due to the progressive shadow being cast as a result of the Earth's shadow!
 The Moon remains full during a Lunar Eclipse!

2. False nonsense: This is the Blood Moon
THE TRUTH: Today's Eclipse produces a red colored Full Moon. The Blood Moon occurs in October. An easy way to remember this is think of pumpkins when you think of a reddish moon.

Many cultures give different names to the Full Moons. Different full moon names are found among the Celtic, Old English, and Native American cultures.
For more information on a variety of namesfor the Full Moons please visit: https://wicca.com/celtic/celtic/moonlore.htm

MORE TRUTH
It is true that today's Total Lunar eclipse is to be the longest one of the 21st century measuring at one hour and 43 minutes, and yes it is happening during a Mercury retrograde that began yesterday on July 26. For more accurate information on Mercury retrogrades please visit: http://www.astrologyhoroscopereadings.com/mobile/mobile-2018-mercury-retrograde-calendar.html
 Is this a big deal? That depends on your personal experience and where this lunation is transiting your chart!
Contact me for your Natal Astrology consultation during this Mercury Retrograde and receive a 90 minute session for the price of an hour! Message me to request this directly!
So why is this being called a Blood Moon?
This is due to the color the Moon will appear to have in areas where it is visible.
When our Full Moon is totally eclipsed; a reddish-brown color occurs.
When the Moon travels through the shadow during an eclipse—technically called the Earth's umbra which is the center portion of a shadow created— only a small portion of sunlight can reach the lunar surface through the Earth's atmosphere.
Due to this light waves become stretched out and create a reddish hue. This dark reddish hue looks similar to blood, and so we have the name!
I look forward to being your Astrologer!
With LOVE and Magick always,
Ambika Devi

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Mars Perihelion this July


Mars is now the brightest orb in the night sky outshining Sirius. This is due to his current perihelion path. He is going to reach his closest proximity to our blue planet on July 27. In addition, Mars is to go station—the appearance of standing still—on June 19 and begins a retrograde cycle on June 20. 

This picture is Mars in the evening sky June 9, 2018.
Anything on your drawing board that you want to bring to fruition can be focused on now as the red planet approaches this celestial event. In planetary relationships Pluto is the Alchemist and Mars inflames the fires. Both are responsible for rulership of Scorpio. This gives us a lot of potential for transformation and change but also for destruction. So, if you have anything you have been having a hard time letting go of, the next few months are going to help.
On July 27 Mars is going to oppose the Sun in Leo. This carries a lot of fire. Are things going to burn down? We shall see. I suggest exercising a great deal of care with flames and fires especially in conversations and relationships.
We can also put this to good use. If you have a project that you have had sitting on the back burner, now is the time to bring it forward and get it done. If you have any volatile conversations waiting to happen, I also urge you to handle them now.
We are sure to see many amazing creative breakthroughs in the media during these next few months as Mars completes his retrograde cycle on August 27. There can still be lingering effect through September 30 when Mars reaches his starting point for this progression.
How this affects you depends on where this transits your natal chart. I am available for natal and transit readings by phone and Skype as well as in person. 
 Contact me today and I can help you create a game-plan.

Keep looking up! The stars are here to guide us and I am your navigator!
Love, Ambika Devi

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jupiter in retrograde 2018, is it misty or just me?

A little planetary wisdom about the current celestial sky from Ambika Devi!


The last few days have brought forth conversations with clients, students, and friends asking questions about the feel of the current energy around us. My response has been that this is likely due to Jupiter's position and current retrograde where he is presently in the sign of Scorpio.

Yesterday on May 10, the great gassy, giant reached perihelion which is when he is closest to our Sun. All of this heat can scorch projects that have been cooking on your creative stove. Take care to give them proper attention.
Jupiter governs our quest for truth and knowledge. He represents our greatest teachers. Look around; perhaps something you thought you were done with has resurfaced? The greatest investment that can be made in honor of Jupiter is learning.
The topic of struggle seems to be a current theme and so I offer this little book by Stuart Wilde,
The sign of the scorpion gives us the potential of razor-like attention and insists we dive deeply into all personal matters. This assures our ability to clean them out more successfully. 

Great things can come of this transit should you choose to point your focus inward. Dial in past the smoky curtain of confusion and place your primal instincts in a temporary time-out. This is going to help you keep your composure and prevent unwanted mistakes!

Seeking guidance?  Make an appointment today! Contact me here. I look forward to getting you on the path of happiness!

Need something to help you right away? 
Try writing a letter from 90 year old you to present moment you!
 
I look forward to your greatness!
Love, Ambika Devi

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday 13th is belongs to the Goddess and planet Venus


 Friday 13th is belongs to the Goddess and planet Venus.
In the Zodiac, I am a Scorpio, associated with the powers of thirteen through the Tarot card: Death. It doesn’t scare me so why would it scare you? The number thirteen represents letting go, generation and regeneration. These are good things in nature.
The Egyptians both honored and feared the number thirteen. They believed that there are twelve steps upon the ladder leading to eternal life, to take the thirteenth step meant going through death and embarking on the everlasting. Ancient cultures considered the thirteenth year the transition of a child into adulthood
The Romans decided thirteen was associated with bad luck and pernicious omens. Before the Roman=s freaked out about this number no one thought thirteen was questionable. The Christians followed the Roman’s ideas and developed the belief that thirteen was foul fortune and an especially bad number for a dinner party. 
The Maya had thirteen months each comprised of twenty days plus five rest days. These five rest days were set aside for fasting, clearing and avoiding work. These occur each year when the planet Venus is not visible as either morning or evening star and were considered unlucky. It is funny how thirteen became the bad number.
Thirteen began to get a bad rap in other cultures leading to modern times. Today we find no thirteenth room or floor in larger more public buildings. Back when I went to college for art, I lived in an old fifteen floor building. I happily had a room on the thirteenth floor—yes, we had one! I and my fellow thirteenth floor residents all shared a fondness for the fact that we were in one of the few buildings in Philadelphia which possessed a thirteenth floor. It was like Halloween every day on our hall

Friday is named for the Norse goddess Freyja; this is the fifth day of the week associated with the Venus cycle and her five orbital conjunctions with the Earth. The number 13 is also associated with Venus as this is the number of orbits around the sun that Venus makes during this cycle.
The western belief that this day is unlucky began in the 19th century, probably due to the story about the Knights Templar being hunted down and murdered on Friday 13, 1307 by the Roman Church. It is likely that this date was chosen by the Church to persecute the wisdom keepers of the Temple of Jerusalem due to the ancient association of Venus with harmonic coincidence
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The Templars did cognate the orbital rose-like pattern that Venus forms in her graceful golden ratio cosmic drawings in orbit. This magickal ratio is a constant of nature. It has long been understood to have the acoustical effect of damping harmonic resonance. Friday 13th is thus became symbolic of an anti-harmonious day.
However, this damping action of the golden ratio is also the very thing that prevents over-resonance in nature and enables atoms to bond, planets to form, and amino acids to stick together into living organisms. Therefore we could just as easily consider Friday the 13th to be considered Coherence Day.
There are further stories of the ancient ones choosing not to work but rather to cavort and frolic, drinking wine, eating chocolate, and making love in celebration of the Goddess, rather than working. This was not good for taxation and was therefore labeled as bad luck—how silly.
Go ahead, celebrate Venus today! Happy Coherence day!
 Happy Double Venus Day! Do something lush and enjoy life in celebration of the Goddess!
Engage your inner Venus with an Astrology consultation this weekend!