Every year in Vedic Astrology we construct an annual "New Moon" chart for the New Year (Vedic New Year Chart). This chart occurs when the moon is new in the sign of Pisces when the sun is also in Pisces. Astrologers using the Vedic system (Jyotish) refer to this annual horoscope to aid them in charting future trends regarding mundane or world affairs.
The chart is constructed using the capital of a country or state for location. Then, it is compared or superimposed upon the chart of the nation when known. The United States chart of origin is in question. Many astrologers use a Sagittarius rising chart; others use Scorpio rising. Some use when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th 1776 (2 people signed). Others use July 2nd 1776 when the decision to declare independence occurred. (Many people signed it on August 2nd and the last person signed it about 5 years later!)
Sometimes this annual chart looks progressive, hopeful, and exciting. Other times, this chart holds much challenge. When we look at March's annual chart for Washington D.C., we find some hopefulness. We also find much heaviness. The New Moon chart for 2006 contains a total eclipse of the Sun.
The Sun, Moon and North Node (Rahu) all fall in Pisces. The Sun and Moon will be 14 degrees in the Constellation or Nakshatra of Uttara Bhadrapada. (More about Nakshatras next month.) Rahu will be 10 degrees. Saturn will also be 10 degrees increasing the challenging potential.
This annual chart for 2006 is a very difficult chart presenting with a major focus of war and continued earth disasters. We will see this more as Mars moves towards its conjunction with Saturn in June.
The best thing we can do as individuals is to practice positive thinking and meditation. Be conservative in spending, and set something aside for unforeseen difficulties. Be prepared (by the way this month is the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Girl Scouts). Have a family connection plan.
Say something nice to yourself every night before you go to sleep. When you wake up, visualize the world going through a smooth transition.
Wishing you all a fortunate year!
Christina Collins Hill, Jyotish Kovid, Jyotish Vachaspati is a 3rd generation astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India. She is the first and sole American woman to be honored by this highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish – the light bearer and Vachaspati – the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true.) She serves as faculty and on the board of ACVA (American College for Vedic Astrology) and is President of Celestial Resources where she serves corporate and private clients from students to celebrities. You can reach her at
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