SATURN IN SCORPIO: THE THIRD EPISODE IN A MINI-SERIES–JYESTHA NAKSHATRA.
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.
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 medal 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 it’s 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.
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 tail 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.
The scary thing about this transit at the end of Scorpio is that Saturn will be in the end of the sign or beginning of Sag. for almost a whole year. This is quite unusual. We have seen it in this area for 3 months at time but never a year and the signature of this transit is a lot of natural disasters and earthquakes. We think this is bad for the California drought which has not resolved despite less press and could increase earthquake activity. Winter is also supposed to be a bear this year and Saturn in this section of the sky is going to be challenging. We will write a more complete article on it later in the year.
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. Visit our website at www.appliedvedicastrology.com for a reading or transformational healing. Great month for it!