The transits into the the constellation of Shatabhishak (on Sunday, Feb. 19th for 13 days is a complicated.  This star in Western astronomy is know as Gamma Aquarri and is located at 6.40-Aquarius to 20.00 Aquarius in the zodiac.  This constellation  is ruled by Rahu the North Node.  Ketu has been transiting through that constellation and will continue there until late April and it has been stirring the karmic axis.

Shatabhisha means the 100 physicians and symbolizes the empty circle representing the void of creation, the circle of maintenance and dissolution. The main deity is Varun, the lord of the Oceans and is connected to magical herbs and in the darkest sense to intoxicants. At its highest level, this star is connected to Shiv, the lord of ascetics and its highest level and desire is to dissolve into the infinite ocean although sometimes the darker aspect of this constellation seeks to do this through drugs and intoxicants.

This constellation is connected with secrecy and invention and discovery. In its reclusive, solitary and eccentric state, deep inventive energies can rise up and deep mystical secrets can rise to the surface. Western astrologers connect these qualities with Aquarius and the Uranian energies and they are very much a part of this constellation. The energies of this nakshatra seek truth.   It tends to be more tamasic in energy and connected to the physical plane and when afflicted it brings out a tendency toward intoxicants in its quest to become formless and when more sattvic, it strives to merge with the unbounded quality of the Divine.

It is nature is Rakshasa which means it seeks independence and wants to be eccentric but it is not evil but it seems to break through attachments and normal conventions.  It brings out major rebellion energy against societal norms.

It is highly philosophical, socially active and humanitarian in its nature. It forces us to breakdown all boundaries of race, age, status, nationality and religion and usher in a feeling of oneness with humanity. The transit of Ketu through this constellation has been creating a huge polar dicotomy between nationalism and the individual and the more humanitarian liberalism embodied in Aquarius. On a US national level, with the solar eclipse here on Feb. 26th, we are like to see a huge stirring and deeper division between conservatives and liberals and we are concerned that the total Solar Eclipse in late August will lead to major rioting as these divisions grow.

The Sun’s transit here is likely to stir the pot especially as we move into the Feb. 26th solar eclipse.  If you were born between Feb. 19-March 4th, you might be an unreliable person caught between the shadows and the light.  You may be very self-critical and unable to live up to your standards leading to self-loathing regarding your weaknesses.  This transit and the eclipse may stir up this energy even more and so it will be important to be kind to yourself the next two weeks and not stir up the demons.

This is a time for deep healing and if you fail to face your demons and succumb to addictive patterns, you could be for a dark journey the next few weeks. It will  be important to go for the light and do your spiritual practices and go for the deep healing.  There could be a tendency to externalize unfulfilled past life issues through the present experiences and Ketu’s transit here and the conjunction on Tuesday may stir up this energy.  Ketu may not be able to suppress the demons from past lives so it will be important to be aware of all the nonsense stirring up with the eclipse. It will real be important the next week not to get stuck in the past or project old energies onto new circumstances and to let go and move on.

Remember this is a quest to annihilate the ego and will require deep healing work to be done. Good time over the rest of the year to take a long meditation retreat for a week to merge with the divine otherwise, the mind may seem plagued.

Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life.

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