Happy Diwali! Scorpio New Moon, Nov. 13-27, 2023

Happy Diwali dear friends,

We’re in a very auspicious Diwali season, moving to a liberating Scorpio New Moon on November 13, 2023, opposite Uranus.

Pay attention to the area of your life ruled by Scorpio. This lunation opposes revolutionary Uranus, and currently, Mars the ruler of Scorpio is opposite Uranus. It’s easy to relate to the Sabian Symbol for the lunation, given the state of world affairs. But to me, this suggests there is hope — collectively and personally.


KEYNOTE: A readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society.

As a person finds himself involved in activities which are traditional in his particular culture — and in many instances in all societies at this stage of human evolution — he often faces a conflict between his own individual sense of value (his conscience) and the demands of society. The conflict may be most typical in terms of the armed services — thus this symbol. In it we find the individual asserting his own values, though he cannot escape the consequences of his decision. In such a case he has to be quietly ready to face these consequences, whatever the cost.

This is the first stage in the forty-seventh five-fold sequence of phases in the great cyclic ritual of activity. The issue it presents is clear. Society in this situation seems to be all-powerful; yet the individual need not be spiritually bound, even if imprisoned. He still can display INNER FREEDOM and prove himself an “individual.”

An Astrological Mandala – Dane Rudhyar

There are unpredictable, unexpected developments and powerful breakthroughs on the way. There’s something thing breathtakingly beautiful resurrecting in the ashes of the past. Whatever unfolds remains detached. Life, relationships, and finances are evolving powerfully, and leveling up.

With the New Moon in Scorpio, we’re reconnecting with the primal indestructible life source within. As move through the Dark Moon phase, consciously release baggage, the past, and clear clutter — — emotionally, mentally, physically. We’re shedding skin, reclaiming freedom and power to live life by our rules.

Consciously let go of your attachments to the material world. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy material pleasures, but just that we don’t allow them to have power over us. Life, Money, sex, and relationships change form and shape — the soul is immortal and the love we’ve shared is eternal.
Life can change in the blink of an eye. But whatever unfolds — you were born for this, and you can rise to a challenge.

Scorpio speaks of change, transformation, and metamorphosis. It also speaks of control and a process of surrender. We can’t change anything outside ourselves. Change always comes from the inside out. This lunation is a process of inner alchemy and the process of ego death, revealing the gold and immortal soul within.

Let go. Cling to no one and nothing. Then you can emerge from this lunation, truly sovereign. As you enter this new cycle — do not underestimate your power to direct or re-direct the course of your destiny. But with that power comes responsibility. Self-awareness is needed.

Soon after the Scorpio New Moon, the Sun and Mars meet in a powerful cazimi in November, before entering Sagittarius. We’re on a journey, turning a corner, into a whole new world with breathtaking views. Buckle up, surrender, and enjoy the ride.

Here is this week’s free COSMIC DIARIES NOV 10-18, audio podcast for a more in-depth interpretation . One thing I forgot to mention, with the Sun-Mars conjunction, be extra careful — there is a tendency to be accident-prone, especially around water.

Here’s the audio covering the astrology for November 2023 for $7.77 You will be taken to the Audio link after purchase.

Finally, as you move through this auspicious Diwali season and the Scorpio New Moon— move inward to reconnect with the light, divine life force, and consciousness within. Then, surrender and, let it guide you as you navigate forward.

Till next time, I wish you a very Happy Diwali and a joyous, prosperous New Year!



Uranus in Taurus: 2018 – 2025

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“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry  trees.” — Pablo Neruda, Everyday You Play

We could all be feeling the earth move under our feet, as Uranus enters Taurus on May 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT, only hours after the Taurus New Moon on the same day at 7:47 AM EDT.

As Uranus transits through Taurus, over the next eight years: expect groundbreaking developments in the field of physics, currency and digital currency, environmental conservation, genetic research, art, how we experience the material world, among other things. Questions surrounding “values” — collectively, and individually — will be a central theme.

Taurus is a Venus-ruled, fixed, earth sign; it rules money, income, possessions, nature,  the material world, earth energy in its rawest form, the senses, sensual pleasures, creativity, resources and resourcefulness. At its core, Taurus represents values and this is a stripping away false facades to reveal what’s truly valuable, and a core reality.

As you begin this cycle: even it feels like you’ve touched rock bottom in an area of your life, in reality, you haven’t scratched the surface of the potential and the next eight years are asking you to dig deep. What do you value in life? Whom do you value? What do you value in your commitments? Most importantly how do you value yourself?

Taurus is all about resources, and resourcefulness — using what you have to create what you desire, or more of what you need. You came into this world with nothing, and you will leave with nothing — this life itself is a gift and not in your control. At best, you can enjoy your time here, and leave this world a little more beautiful than you found it, planting seeds that bear fruit for future generations.

As Uranus moves through Taurus: there are tectonic shifts occurring in the area of your life ruled by Taurus in your natal chart.
Taurus likes what is familiar and comfortable; it isn’t happy about sudden unexpected changes or disruptions — a hallmark of Uranus.

Especially, as Mars ingresses Aquarius, and squares Uranus at the ingress, what unfolds now is setting off a domino effect and chain of events that take us through to the end of 2018 (as first Mars and then Venus, stations retrograde.) The less you cling the easier it will be to move with the times.

You’re being drawn out of your comfort zone, to explore new pastures and territory. Whatever unfolds — if you can overcome your initial resistance,  inertia, or shock, you might find you like something; or pick up new skills that come more naturally to you than you imagined, and/or find that you’ve serendipitously landed in your personal version of paradise.

Your skills, talents, connections and relationships are all your resources. But that means you nurture and nourish your connections, not just mine them for what they can give you. In the words of Financial Guru, Suze Orman: “people first, then money, then things.” Be innovative, inventive, creative, and you’ll be amazed at the tangible results over the coming years — allowing you materialize a vision most have considered impossible.

Commitments too will be tested through this transit: pushing some over the edge, with other sudden new (perhaps unconventional) relationships blossoming. Individually, and collectively, we’re likely to be redefining rules surrounding commitments, and relationships — based on core values rather than the superficial expectations of society or what something should look like.

If not balanced and grounded, Taurus can have possessive tendencies, but now especially you’re learning you cannot possess another. If Taurus wants security, commitment, comfort, and familiarity — Uranus energy is all about the new, unexpected, and freedom. There is nothing wrong with your desires and you can have what you desire; but it the attachment the form something takes or to a particular outcome that causes us pain. Ultimately anything we want, we want for one reason — we think the having of it will make us happy. But for happiness to be lasting it has to be rooted internally, for everything external is transient.

The more you cling, the more you’re likely to be disappointed if/when reality fails to match up to your expectations. But if you let go of expectations you could be more than pleasantly surprised with the way things unfold. None of us know how long we have here on this planet, or with each other. The only thing that is real and outlasts death is love. In relationships right now the more freedom you can offer, while letting love be the foundation of your connections — you can deepen bonds that are real, born out of freedom, share your values, and value you for you.

Perhaps the most practical advice I could offer for this transit is cultivating a daily meditation practice. This is a good thing at any point, but through this transit especially it is a necessity to your well-being.

Taurus rules the body; Uranus’ energy is like electricity, or lightening – it follows the path of least resistance and needs to be harnessed, so its raw power doesn’t cause damage. No matter how fancy a lamp, without power it won’t give light. Meditation will allow you to remain grounded and plugged into the source. Then rather than experiencing shock, things not working, or falling apart, there can be a sense of liberation as life bursts in bloom.

Uranus speaks of detachment, Taurus represents the material world. Above all this transit is teaching us about detachment from the material world. We needn’t all become monks, and renounce the world. But it’s important you recognize the transient nature of all that is material and external. Then you will not cling or try to possess but will seek to cherish and savor each experience deeply.

Money can’t buy you love or anything of true value, nor can you take it to the grave; at most, money can buy you freedom. Or as I once heard Osho say, and I’m paraphrasing: The difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich have the freedom and luxury of choosing their misery.

Also what we consider to be “reality” is an illusion, changing shapes and forms on the surface, which mask an underlying indestructible all-pervasive consciousness — which is the true reality. Realize this, then over the coming transit, you can truly deepen in a sense of self-worth, security, financial and emotional freedom, allowing you to thrive as your life blossoms.

Uranus will return to Aries briefly at the end of the year until March 2019 — returning to this point, offering a chance for final re-adjustments.)

Uranus is the awakener and these past eight years of Uranus in Aries, have hopefully brought you greater self-awareness; and awareness of your passions, desires, and fears. Aries is raw fiery energy; the spark of life itself. Taurus rules the body, the vessel that holds this fire of existence.

For now in these final days of Uranus in Aries, as Mercury at the end of Aries, moves to square Mars at the end of Capricorn, as the Aries Moon moves through the deep waning phase before the Taurus New Moon: take the time to go deeply inward, into your self. You’re coming to an important realization about yourself, what makes you come alive, and what you need to do next. Trust this.

Then as the Taurus New Moon aligns you can plant seeds for what you wish to create and bring into being. Something you thought was impossible, isn’t as impossible as it seems.

— Priya Kale


If you’ve pre-ordered your 2018-2019 Annual Horoscopes — I am still working on them, but please look for an update in your email shortly.

On a personal note: Two weeks ago at the Scorpio Full Moon (conjunct my natal Uranus) — my computer finally died (Scorpio = death + Uranus = technology.) With it I lost a chunk of work, but I have a new temporary computer, I’m back online, slowly and steadily getting back to speed.

I’ll have more to say about the Uranus ingress and specifically the Taurus New Moon, in the report/audio sent out to subscribers. You can sign up here to receive that in your mail.

Also with Uranus entering my sign, I am not sure what comes next but you can expect to see changes on this page, so stay tuned. I’ll probably be making shorter updates to the Face-book page, so do check in there – here.

I’ll be back soon, for now I send you Love and Blessings for a very Happy Taurus New Moon…


Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries: Hearts on Fire…

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She takes just like a woman, yes, she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes, she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

— Bob Dylan, Just Like a Woman

Dear Friends,

Venus has now left the deep waters of Pisces and entered Aries the 1st sign of the zodiac. She is also approaching a conjunction to Uranus exact tonight Feb. 8, 2012 at 9:28 PM EST — which is sure to bring sudden, surprising developments.

The relationship between Pisces and Aries can be seen through the Prometheus myth, where Prometheus ‘the Awakener’ stole the fire (Aries) of the Gods (Pisces) and gave it to mortals. Venus in Aries represents the pure fire of creation. After her transit through Pisces, this is the un-manifest creation, manifest.

Astrologically Venus is said to be in ‘detriment’ in Aries, whereas she was ‘exalted’ in Pisces. When a planet is in its ‘detriment,’ its energy is harder to express and access naturally.

Here we get the image of a fallen angel, a Goddess who’s been sent down from heaven, to earth — and the ways and rules of this material world are often simply baffling to her — like a child in a new world.

Think of a new born, whose very presence and being is love. But it is hard for a child to express its needs so he or she will cry, or throw a tantrum, rather than be able to tell you what it’s feeling or what it needs. Do you then speak to the child and try to understand what he or she needs, give it tools for self-expression, or do we impatiently punish or beat the child, who has no understanding of why you would hit him or her? The same goes for our hearts.

Venus in Aries is like the child who colors wildly outside the lines or paints the sky a bright green instead of blue. Are we going to stamp the imagination out of (our inner) child and heart, to make it conform to the world? Or do we encourage, appreciate his or her uniqueness and see the wondrous world as new again through his or her eyes?

Mars squares Uranus, and opposes Pluto

Dear Friends, 

Mars in Cancer squared Uranus in Aries yesterday, and opposes Pluto late overnight here in NYC on Aug. 11, 2011. It may feel like we’re in deep hot water with situations, but this how change happens.

Below is an excerpt from the August Cosmic Weather report sent out to subscribers at the beginning of the month, covering the aspects and climate through the month.

– pk


Excerpt from Cosmic Weather for August 2011 :

“Mercury will be retrograde through most of August and Mars enters Cancer and triggers the Grand Cross this month completing the transition we’ve been under since about June and in many ways this is bringing us full circle from where we were a year ago but with a better grasp on reality.

“On as Aug. 9 Mars squares Uranus in Aries and opposes Pluto in Capricorn on Aug. 11, 2011 expect situations to come to breakthrough and transformation point. This is an opportunity to let go of historical wounding buried as far back as childhood. Pluto in Capricorn speaks of getting to the root of an ancient saga. Mars in Cancer is bringing heated emotions to the surface, and as they oppose each other we are coming to a final confrontation with deep powerful emotions. Avoid power struggles, let go of obsessions and try to flow with this energy in the “present” as much as possible.

“Getting back to the pot of gold — the Sun and Venus in Leo are asking us to focus on the love and opportunities in the “now.” Change is inevitable, if we can let go of past hurt, resentment and pain we can begin to recognize the more golden reality staring us in the face. Leo rules the 5th house, and this is the energy calls for spontaneity, courage, creativity and the ability to be vulnerable enough to acknowledge one’s hearts desires.

“To understand Leo’s energy it would help to remember, the Sun continues to shine on all creation (without expectation of anything in return) even behind the darkest clouds. It is us who need patience for the storm to pass, and have faith that the Sun will come out and shine again. Understanding Astrology helps us to understand the microcosm of our inner and personal world, as reflected by the macrocosm of the sky, nature and this Universe. Just because there are obstacles to be surmounted, doesn’t mean we deny the passion we feel in our heart or lose faith.”

To read full report, subscribe at this link for a week’s free trial. You will receive the report by email within 24 hours along with this week’s horoscopes, and you can cancel at anytime within a week at no charge. Free trial limited to ONE per new subscriber. Here is a link to the report for July 2011.


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