Mars transited into the constellation of Jyestha today and will be there until Sept. 18th. In modern astronomy jyestha is know as Alpha-Scopionis (Antares) and Sigma Scorpionis and Tau-Scorpionis located from 16.40 Scorpio to 30.00 Scorpio. Antares at 16 degrees is a constellation very connected to war and its no surprise that Turkey crossed into Syria on Wednesday just around that transit with Saturn/Mars conjunction hitting that part of the sky on an astro-locality map.
Jyestha means “eldest.” Its symbol is a round talisman which is a symbol of divine protection and this round circle represents authority and is connected to a kind of metal for one who has many past lives connected to occult practices and penance.
The deity of this constellation is Indra, king of the gods and is connected to rain and the abundance it brings in agricultural wealth. It is very connected to prosperity and Donald Trump has his moon in this constellation. Indra is a bit robust, proud, vain, tricky and undefinable in the puranic stories and its no wonder that the Donald has those qualities. When poorly afflicted, the dark misuse of power, authority and vanity come forth from this constellation.
Jyestha is very concerned about what other people think and they need respect and attention. Again in our material world, this energy can get channeled into excessive headless vanity and show and create mob leaders, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats. If your ascendant, sun or moon are in this constellation, you may be prone to moaning and groaning, jealousy and vindictiveness and wanting to put others down. Again “The Donald” comes to mind. When Jyestha is positive and strong, people with this constellation want to help the weak, the helpless and the underprivileged. They protect others.
The gana or type created by this constellation is the Rakshasa or demonic character. Demons are not all bad and that is also true of The Donald in his quest to change out-moded and non-functioning aspects of society so there are good demons. Mercury rules this constellation which give it its deceptive, cunning and childlike nature and reminds us of Donald again. Being in the sign of Scorpio which is co-owned by Mars and Ketu, the combination creates a policing nature or one devoted to study of the Vedas if Ketu is more dominant in the chart. The combination can bring a lot of self-destructive tendencies and lead to positive transformation or just bad beating one-self up. In the end this constellation is very difficult as it does not create peace of mind. Jyestha’s goal is to confront the mysteries of the universe, face its fears and transform them.
Mars transit through this constellation can take on two qualities: deep sexual energy or deep spiritual or deep kundalini energy associated with the 8th sign of the zodiac. Saturn’s affliction to Mars can bring out its darker or more ego and power based energy over the next month so you will need to focus on the higher aspect of Mars and Jyestha which is selfless service for humanity and protecting others. Afflicted Mars may get more angry and violent at social injustice so use that energy to do charitable work and serve humanity. Definitely stay out of impulsive sexual unions as they are likely to blow up.
Saturn will transit into Jyestha, Sept. 18th-January 26th and luckily that is the time that Mars is leaving so the separation in two separate constellations is helpful for calming the tense energies. Saturn in Jyestha tends to be more attached to material things but will spend his time complaining about their imperfections. So when your new electronic toy has a flaw, lighten up and let go. This transit can create deep unhappiness but it is usually caused by ones mistakes and the tendency will be to beat oneself up. Lighten up. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
The end of Scorpio, 27-30 degrees is called the stinger tale and is in the gandanta which literally means drowning. Mars will transit this area Sept. 12-17th and this could bring out deep karmic pattern if you are ruled by Mars it can be an intense time for transformation. Find the strength to heal and use this time wisely to go deep into the depth of the ocean and find the nectar. Saturn will transit this area after Christmas and into late January and this may be an intense time for suffering in the world.
So there is a big choice with this constellation: do you get caught up in power and ego and vanity or do you use your power in service to others. Great month to give to charity and to those in need suffering under the weights of floods and upcoming hurricanes and earthquakes. Be a selfless warrior to humanity. The warrior pose balances Mars and brings out its positive qualities. Visit our website at www.appliedvedicastrology.com for a reading or transformational healing. Great month for it!