EYE ON THE SKY/STAR-WATCH: MARS IN ROHINI
Mars went into the constellation of Rohini, the star of ascent (Taurus 10 00’ to 23 20’) on April 27th and stays there May 16th. It is now channeling the energy of the Moon which moves every 2.25 days but is strong today in Taurus. Mars does not do well in this constellation as it struggles for security and gets more caught up in passion and luxury and misses its calling to serve society and that is why it is an enemies sign and tempted into vain activities like body-building or exerting physical or sexual prowess. Mars is debilitated in Cancer so I always feel being in Rohini, a moon-based constellation is challenging. Still it is a very spiritual constellation as Rohini beckons one toward worship of the Divine and toward moksha or spiritual liberation. The primary deities are Brahma and Prajapati, the creators of the universe. The shakti experienced here is the ability to “foster growth and creation” so it is a great time for new and creative projects which is also supported by the Venus/Jupiter opposition peaking into May 16th.
The first pada (Taurus 10-13.20) is owned by Aries and so Mars does best here through May 1st where it will fight for deep spiritual causes and against material excess. The 2nd pada is strong (13.20-16.40) and owned by Taurus but fosters strong indulgence and material desires and the fulfillment of them still leaving one empty in one’s abundance (May 2-6th).
Still with the Mars/Moon connection for Aries and Scorpio rising now, emotions will be all over the map and up and down based on where the moon is transiting and how strong it is and that is never good for the Martian energy who cannot be caught up in his emotional swings. Taurus rising may have more relationship problems or heat-related health issues or problems with anger if they over-exercise or get too fired up. Cancer rising does well with this transit since it is 11th from its sign of cancer and it is good for material gains, male-bonding friendships and new sources of income. Leos also do will with new status at work and strength in career.
For the world, the transit is considered difficult due to a problem with malefics transiting this constellation and the problem is more accute when it is Saturn or Rahu or Ketu because it lasts a lot longer. This is know as Rohini Sakata Bedha. It is the more of an issue when Saturn transits through Rohini as it did in 2001 around 9/11 but Mars can create shorter problems during its 19 day transit and create more world violence. Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is exalted now and will prevent any major calamities but given world tensions with Korea, we have to be on the alert into May 16th. Jupiter’s aspect from Virgo onto Mars and Taurus is also supportive.
So good transit for material abundance for certain rising signs but watch over-indulgence. The warrior pose in yoga can help balance Mars and give focus through concentration on the 3rd eye and will power.
The the frog pose can give the adrenals more energy when the transit is more difficult in Pada 4 (Taurus 20-23.20) May 13-16th.
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