Its been an intense week and we have an ayurvedic slang word, “vata-deranged” which means too much happening, too much craziness, too much noise moving through the mental and physical system. Relax. Worse of it is over by Saturday Oct. 9th and it should get better. The intensity of a hurricane embodies Saturn/Rahu and at the peak of the conjunction on Saturday, Hurricane Matthew hits Florida and people are running around like rabbits– and for good reason.
As Saturn moves to squaring Rahu within 3 degrees and into October 9th exactly and not getting past 3 degrees until early Noverber, we also have to deal with our paranoias and phobias both individually and collectively. Some of this will come out in terms of fears of foreigners, technology, strangers, and foreign countries (as represented by Rahu) and fears of terrorism suggested by Mars in Mula nakshatra which we wrote about earlier in the week.
Saturn/Rahu aspects require us to go more slowly, to not rush around like a rabbit and not to do too much; otherwise, our anxiety level increases and we are more likely to get sick from hypertension or anxiety-related illness. The cooling weather of the fall and the winds of autumn will also naturally increase these energies. Drink more hot water and calming herbal teas, slow down, do slower exercise, get warm oil massages and eat more hot meals and you can keep this aspect at bay. If you are running a Rahu/Saturn or Saturn/Rahu period or you are Leo rising or Scorpio rising, the impact of these energies may be more pronounced in your chart and life.
On a personal level, use the transits to transform your deep unconscious fears, which is what is coming up in Scorpio to heal. What are you afraid of? What are you avoiding dealing with? What can you do to get in unstuck? Usually yoga and exercise are good to get things moving but be gentle on yourself as too much will increase the air element or vata and create more anxiety. Also just use the Nike slogan, “Just do it,” to get moving.
Fear of government is also up strongly from Saturn/Rahu so not a time to speed in known speed traps as the police will certainly be there to ticket you. Stay on top of your tax bills and mentally make government your friend although it is increasingly hard to do that lately. But remember, it all starts in the mind.
In the end the forces of fear are hard at work in October and you have to remember to remember that 99% of the things that you fear never happen. It is all in your mind and you have to remember that Saturn/Rahu is creating deep phobias and bringing out unconscious fears. Look them in the eye, deal with them and move forward boldly. Covering them up with bad habits will make matters worse.
Remember that the Divine is ultimately protecting you. I am reminded of one of my favorite talks on fear from Emanuel’s Book compiled by Pat Rodegast:
“You are safe, you are safe, you are infinitely safe. Oh, my dears, if I could only make it possible for you to experience the loving, gentle kindness of the universe, the balance, the fairness, the sweetness and the joy. there would never be another moment of fear in your entire lives. An this is true.”
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