Where the astrology of the east meets the west
As we conclude the month of May, the planets are emerging from a difficult series of eclipses which started on the lunar eclipse of April 25th in the constellation of Libra. The month of May featured a solar eclipse on the 9th in the constellation of Aries, and concluded with a lunar eclipse in Scorpio on May 24th. The norm for eclipse patterns is two in a row, so this pattern of three has presented more challenges than usual. Further, the angry red planet Mars has been closely aligned with each of the eclipses resulting in a driven vitriolic anger, couple with scandalous, violent behavior, and extreme weather. For those of you born between mid-April to mid-May and mid-October to mid-November it has been a difficult time. Even though the eclipses have ended, it will be prudent to be prepared, as it is still a volatile, uneasy time, until the New Moon of June 8th. After that date the challenges that Mars represents will begin to diminish in intensity.
The stellar event of this year is the largest and brightest of the planets: Jupiter. It will leave the constellation of Taurus and enter the constellation of Gemini the last day of May. Jupiter is considered the best of the natural benefic planets in Vedic astrology due to its lucent presence in the night sky. Venus also shares that natural lucent benefic status, as does a bright Moon, as well as the planet Mercury when associated with the natural planets of light. Jupiter's grand entrance into the constellation of Gemini will follow in the celestial footsteps of both Venus and Mercury, having arrived days earlier. This triumvirate of light will grace all who are born from mid-June to mid-July, as well as those who were born with the Moon in the air constellations of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Read more Star Trends ...
Dennis Flaherty is an internationally acclaimed Vedic astrologer with over 25 years of experience as a fulltime consulting astrologer. He is a longstanding member of the astrological community in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. He is the founder and director of the Northwest Institute of Vedic Sciences where he teaches a curriculum in Jyotish and mentors students in vedic astrology. He is one of the few westerners who is experienced and practiced in both Western and Vedic Astrology.
He is one of the original foundational people who have brought the great teachers of vedic astrology to the West, having co-sponsored the International Symposiums on Vedic Astrology since the early 90’s with Dennis Harness, David Frawley and Jim Kelleher. These historic symposiums featured the teachings of such illustrious Vedic Astrologers as B.V. Raman, Bepin Behari, James Braha, K.S. Charak, Narendra Desai, Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Chakrapani Ullal and many others.
Dennis holds degrees in Sociology and English from the University of Massachusetts. Dennis is among the most recognized teachers and consultants in the field of Vedic astrology with the following titles:
Dennis consults and lectures on Vedic Astrology throughout the world and serves a busy local and international clientele. In over two decades of consulting, Dennis has read tens of thousands of astrological charts. His clients include celebrities, business professionals, and politicians, but most importantly, he has read for people who are looking for life direction, path and purpose in order to lead a more meaningful existence.