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The Jyotish Star – August 2016

Editorial by Vachaspati Christina Collins

Our Jyotish Star of the month is B. Sureshwara, one of the illustrious sons of the late Dr. B. V. Raman of Bangalore. He regularly contributes to the Astrological Magazine, has a wonderful new book on the Ramayana, and has given us a fine article he wrote about his father and his work with finance. We remember Dr. Raman fondly as we celebrate this month the 104th anniversary of his birth (August 8th, 1912). You can read more about Dr. Raman in our August 2012 issue of the Jyotish Star where we dedicated the issue to his Centennial anniversary. Also, his son Niranjan Babu Bangalore wrote a wonderful article in the Astrological Magazine, remembering his father, which you can read here www.astrologicalmagazine.com.

Jupiter will finally move away from Rahu in Leo this month to Virgo for the next year. Juliana Swanson of Santa Fe, New Mexico extensively researched historical Jupiter’s transit in Virgo and gives us a brilliant piece on what we can expect in the world with Jupiter transiting this sign.

Charlotte Benson continues her great series on the Sun as it transits through the nakshatras Ashlesha and Magha. So many readers let us know how much they are enjoying her series and learning more about the nakshatras, that not only the sun but all of the planets transit through over time!

Planetary transits this month bring big planetary changes! A solar eclipse, Jupiter changing signs from Leo to Virgo, Saturn transiting in Scorpio and finally going direct, an exact and troubling conjunction of Mars with Saturn (for the last time, this won’t repeat for two years,) so August will be a bit bumpy. It is not a time of peace on the planet, it is a time of unrest, frustration, earthquakes and eruptions. September will bring a kinder view.

Current notice! Call for first time UAC (United Astrology Conference) speakers which will be held in Chicago, Illinois in 2018.



Our Jyotish Star of the month for September will be western astrologer Mr. Raymond Merriman from the USA. President of the ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research), Mr. Merriman is a brilliant Financial Market Timer, who “uses cycle analysis and geocosmic studies to identify market turns,” and is making history this year by adding a Vedic track to the October 13 to 17, 2016 symposium in Costa Mesa, California. We express our gratitude to him for his vision.

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