EYE ON ASTROLOGY: TRANSITS AND PERIODS AND HOW TIMING WORKS
There are always a lot of challenging things happening in the sky although this month is better than most and most of the heaviness for Gemini and Virgo will lift by May 12-13th as Mercury gets out the karmic drowning area known as the gandanta.
Transits are only 20% of an influence but sometimes they can be more.
So lets say you are Aries rising and have a lot of planets at 0-5 degrees Aries, then the Saturn conjunction with Mercury in the D-9th would be felt more of if you are ruled by Mercury such as Gemini or Virgo rising or if you are in a Mercury period or sub-period, you would feel a difficult transit more.
So things to consider when reading my column:
1) Is an event impacting your natal chart within 5 degrees of a key planet, your moon or your rising sign?
2) The dasha cycle or planetary period running is 80% of timing and transits are 20%. If you are running a Mercury period period or Ketu/Mercury period now then the impact of that transit would be more impactful.
3) If the two are both happening, then it would depend on what house is being hit and what rising sign you are and then you might need remedial measures like mantras, yagyas or just plain being alert and careful.
The mind tends to take 20% of our fear and exaggerate it into 120%. 99% of the things we fear never happen.
Karma can be averted through meditation, service work, charity, awareness but getting caught up in fear over all the major events that happen in the sky is not useful. My posts are not meant to scare people but make you aware of the influences of the puppet strings of the planets and how they impact your minds and emotions. You do not have to buy into those emotions and usually meditation and yoga and helpings others will help you move beyond the noise of planets.
We want to label stuff as good and bad but all the events that happen in our life are for our growth. We should relabel them “challenges” that provide a chance to grow. Mercury/Saturn/Ketu lately in early Aries has create a lot of emotional upheaval and communication problems but it may be a lot hit on your chart.
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