EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN TRANSITION
Part of the intensity of our life and in the world is connected to Saturn at the end of Scorpio aspected by Rahu. Later in the month it gets more intense Oct 16-26 as Saturn enters the most critical area of the zodiac on Oct 16 which is between 29.12 Scorpio and 0.48 Sagittarius which is know as Abhukta Mula, which means uneaten, not enjoyed and unused. If you were born at the end of Scorpio or the beginning of Sagittarius it can give you an ability to not enjoy the blessings of life due to karmic circumstances but it an also propel you to gain stability and get to the core of existence. The Gandanta (Scorpio 27-30) is know as the karmic knot and usually it can create a deep level of suffering that propels you to find universal consciousness and spirituality. It can bring up deep psychological or physical knots that need to be unraveled in order to find freedom. It tends to bring up problems that seem impossible to deal with like a deep knot that needs to be unraveled but is too tight to become undone.
The key word for Saturn is patience and doing your inner work. The gandanta transit is repeating the territory that we went through Dec. 26, 2016- Feb. 4, 2017 so look at what was not completed there and see if you can unravel it. The key is to get in touch with the deep karmic subconscious patterns and heal them and transform them. This transit will most impact you if you are Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs and only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect. So if you have planets in your natal chart 0-5 Sagittarius or 25-30 Scorpio or Aquarius or Virgo or Gemini between now and Oct. 26h and then Nov. 28th you will feel the impact and then when Saturn is in Scorpio aspecting orb between now and Oct. 26 you will be impact if you have natal planets at 25-30 Capricorn, 25-30 Taurus and 25-30 Leo.
We have been feeling the intensity already from Saturn but then it moves into the most intense area of the zodiac Oct 16-26, so you will be called up to work hard. The travel through this area starting on Oct. 16th wants to unravel material sheaths and break free and this can create emotional turmoil. The area Oct. 26-Nov 3rd on the on the Sagittarius side is called Mula Gandanta (Sag. 0-0.48). There is a feeling of not being supported and this issue is coming up to heal. Sometimes supporting others is a way of healing your own lack of support. Mula gandanta goes until Oct. 26-Nov. 28th.
Saturn at the end of a sign is weak and more critical and more of a perfectionist. Let go of any intensity about getting it perfect, work hard and be responsible in everything you do and you can get through this. Get more rest. Use this energy to make the changes you need to make to clean those old piles up and to throw out the old and prepare for a new life as Saturn moves into Sagittarius. If you are Capricorn rising or Aquarius Rising or late Taurus or Scorpio this energy will seem most intense. Also if you are running a Saturn period on the 1st or 2nd levels. Slow down and stay calm.
Go deep into the fear and recognize the illusion of it. You are safe and secure and no one or nothing can harm you. 99% of that which we fear never happens. Remember this. You are safe and protected.
Stay on top of this wild energy the by doing your yoga and meditation and drinking calming herbal teas. Stay calm and centered. Become Capricorn the mountain, solid, unshakable and soar high like the eagle into great freedom. The world around you may seem to be moving too quickly and we expect the world scene to get a bit more excited also as all the wild emotional churning will explode a bit and lead to more intense revisiting of all the anguish from the post-election shock. But trust that God has a plan.
Special thanks to my wonderful Jyotish teachers and especially to Komilla Sutton for her deep understanding and explanations of the gandanta area of the zodiac.
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