EYE ON THE SKY: ASTRO-WEATHER FORECAST THE WEEK OF OCT 22-29
My spiritual teacher is fond of saying that we are more powerful than the planets which means that we should not be a victim of them and this is a week where we have to draw on our strength to avoid victimization and suffering. You have the power of the almighty God within you so you just have to command the planets to support you. I remember during my first Sade Sat, I finally realized that I could command Saturn and declared, “Saturn, you can go now.” I understand you and I release you of your task to create suffering as you have done your job. I felt this huge hush and the intense depression and isolation just left and I felt freer. This is a week we are going to to have to command the planets to support us and they will.
First the good news. Our big moment of joy this week will come with Jupiter conjunct the Sun on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 26th. While Jupiter has been getting burnt up by the Sun this month, on Thursday, its day of the week, it is going to be in a situation called Cazemi. Here, it takes on the deep spiritual energy of the Divine and is charged with great energy. For Leos, the energy will be very high and charged with wisdom and confidence and enthusiasm and expansion and comfort as the Sun will take on the energy of Jupiter and they are friends and the Sun is uplifted. Moon in Sagittarius Oct. 24-26th will pull the energy up a bit.
Saturn is about to leave the most critical area of the sign Scorpio and will enter the sign Sagittarius on 26th October. The debilitated Moon in Scorpio until the morning of Oct. 24th will be triggering a deep depression and anxiety and worry and we may see more disasters in the world happening and if you have friends who are depressed, make sure not to leave them alone so they do not feel suicidal. Meditation, yoga and exercise can pull you out of the funk a bit but it will seem rather heavy. Do not by into small emotions. Sing, dance, laugh, meditate and find ways to lift your spirits. Find a really funny movie, help others in distress and your own emotional pain will not seems as deep.
The Sun is not helping the next two Sundays as it is in the sign of Libra where confidence and self-esteem and depression can also rear its ugly head with the Sun moving toward its deepest point of weakness into Thursday/Friday. The tree pose can help the Sun with attention to bringing the Divine light into the Crown chakra. Meditation and positive self-talk will be necessary to pull one out of the mu here. Remember this too will pass. Help others and any self-pity will disappear.
We have written about Saturn and Rahu in the Gandanta, the difficult emotional area where deep subconsious patterns are arising to be healed and this should be the final battle this week. One may feel particularly stressful and have a strong need to change their life to release the stress. Sometimes this may lead to leaving a painful job or relationship and the weak Venus in Virgo is bringing up intense critical introspection about failed relationships. Sometimes these difficult transits can break the straw and force us to make difficult decisions like leaving an abusive relationship and it will be good but difficult. More often, the difficult transits trigger hasty and impulsive lashing outs that create further problems. Somehow, find a way to be patient until the planets get stronger after Nov 3rd with Venus goes into Libra and after Nov. 9th when Jupiter leaves combustion and better judgment returns.
On Monday, Mars joins Saturn and Rahu in the Pisces subdivision of the D-9 or navamsha chart. This will last until Saturn leaves on Thursday when Saturn leave but Mars stays with Rahu there Mars gets out of there on Oct. 30th. In the true node system, Rahu will leave that difficult area of the sky on Nov. 2nd. This area brings up difficult emotional churning and forces us to discover our Divinity and move onto the spiritual path or face deep suffering. Tensions, indecisions and frustrations about things that seem difficult to change in our life boil up and demand change. Saturn is weak until Nov. 28th and even in Sagittarius it will not be patient and will act rashly when it moves into the Aries section of the sky Oct. 26-Nov. 28. You are going to have to do yoga and meditation to regain your patience or suffer from rash behavior if you fly off the handle and make hasty decisions that are not supported by an afflicted Jupiter. Avoid being careless and impulsive and that will require slowing down and the Saturn/Mars/Rahu combination will force you into being more wild. Be careful driving and watch out for the other guy.
Mercury is happier in Libra but the move into Swati nakshatra, the fixed star of Arcturus (Libra 6.40-20.00) where it is influenced by the impulsive Rahu may lead to poor decisions that you regret later. Saturn in Mercury’s constellation is also getting this energy so if you can wait until after Oct. 31st and Nov. 3rd to make major decisions when the mind is clearer and you are not dominated by impulsive energy.
Also the Kala Sarpa Yoga in transit with all the planets hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu is still operating this week until Oct. 29 until the moon leaves Capricorn. This should increase solar and active male energy that is working hard to plow through things and this will also increase intensity. Waht is needed is more lunar or soft energy from nurturing and meditation and quieting activity to balance it out. You may got a lot done this week but it will be at a great expense and you may bowl over others in the process and create great enemies.
All of these emotional and psychological patterns are all tricks that hold us prisoner if we buy into them. The power of spiritual practice is to get beyond them so that you are empowered to change your attitude and the way you see things so you can shift. Remember like we said at the beginning of the article, you can be a master of the planets and not their victim. Rise up with spiritual practice to command them and realize you are bigger than your small mind and your emotions!
Here is our helpful list of things to do during difficult transits:
Firstly, we have to stay away from the TV as it is feeding the negative forces and making us think that the world is a terrible place and we are all going to die tomorrow.
Reach generously into your pocketbooks and help others, be kind, generous, start a service project rather than rant about the inept and uncaring politicians. Just because our leaders are not setting good examples , does not mean that we cannot go out into our communities and make a difference.
3) This is a time to be disciplined about your meditation practice and yoga and other spiritual practices because these lighten the burden and give us more strength to deal with everything. The tendency is to skip that which is good for us when we are challenged but that’s like taking off a winter coat when its below zero.
4) Be disciplined with diet and exercise. The tendency is to use food to cover up difficult emotions or skip exercise because we feel tired or lazy. So much illness (6th house) can be overcome if we are disciplined doing what is good for us. Avoid addictive behaviors and non-life-supporting actions especially now. The tendency is to want to escape but usually this leads to more difficult problems quickly.
5) Do transformational healing work to move through these energies and uncover why these patterns are up and how you can heal them.
6) If you are inclined toward vedic practices, there are mantras and ceremonies that can help clear the mind and life the fog that is blocking you from moving forward.
Remember this too will pass. I suspect a lot will lighten up after Nov. 3rd-6th but it may seem more intense until then.
Remember, you are the power and the light and not the victim of the planets. You are so much more powerful than a gem or a puja and you are here to master the planets and not be a victim. Reach down for that extra strength to transform your life.
May God’s angels wrap you and your loved ones in protective angels wings and guiding you through all the suffering and turmoil. God Bless!
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