EYE ON THE SKY: DEALING WITH ANGRY PLANETS
As we discussed yesterday, Sun moving toward Ketu into this weekend can bring up anger flares and with the Moon crossing Rahu at the eclipse this morning, our old friend the Kala Sarpa yoga in transit is back for a last bit of intensity until Sunday. Kala Sarpa is when all the planets are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu and it imbalances the lunar and solar energies and so there is too much male energy. Its great for getting stuff done but you may not take any prisoners in the process. Mars is also channeling Saturn’s energy in the constellation of Anuradha (Scorpio 3.20-16.40) and it can bring up more anger.
As a soldier, Mars is used to dealing with long hours and fighting fatigue and is able to move forward and be heroic. Now, however with the fire planets out of balance, tempers flare up easily over the slightest irritability. Sometimes, there is no fight left and its ok withdraw into his cave and recharge. This is a good thing. Drink coconut water to calm the fires. Make sure not to miss your meditation.
Mars governs alertness and the 3rd eye as the warrior has to be in awake to see the enemy approach. So find away to stay focuses to prevent accidents and mishaps. The warrior pose in yoga helps focus the 3rd eye. Sun/Ketu can also cause accidents at times.
Obvious the next 3-4 days, you have to slow down, get more rest, take naps, do your meditation and accept that you cannot burn the midnight oil without consequences of destroying those around you. Still the warrior will battle it out because his ego is not willing to let go and surrender. With the eclipse completing in Ashlesha and moves into the Cancer gandanta by Thursday morning (Cancer 27-30), we have to learn to give up the fight and find spirituality. The toxic poisons of Ashlesha (Hyrdra, Cancer 16.40-29.59) are accumulated at end creating a tangled knot of regrets and anger from the past that have to be let go of or they will explode.
The new enemy on the horizon is Rahu. Mars is receiving a trine from Rahu in Cancer already but by Feb. 14-28th, it will be fairly closely aspected by Rahu. Rahu also governs poisons and toxicity so allergies can flare up if you eat the wrong thing or do not purify the system with lots of water, aloe vera juice and coconut water to stay cool. Feverishness can lead to afflictions with one becoming easy to anger and getting vindictive.
The problem with Mars/Rahu is that it can lead to violence and aggression and if there is a context for more riots, we could see it happen. Rahu governs rebellion and revolution so that energy will be up and lets hope that the eclipse cycles does not upset the US and cause massive tensions between the liberals and conservative– ineviatable.
So stay rested. Drive carefully. Surrender your ego but fight for just causes if they come up. Stay cool and alert and you will get through the next few days.
ASTRO-YOGA WEBINAR: Planets, Poses and Healing
Videotape Special with Barry Rosen: $29.95: 3 hours
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Fun, easy and therapeutic: practical knowledge for personal healing
- Connections between poses, emotional and psychological and physical health and planets.
- How to correct emotional, physical and psychological issues with the proper pose for healing.
- The connections between the chakra system and the planets and how the poses support healing in both areas.
- Understand the inter-dimensionality of healing body, emotions, psychology and belief structures and their connections to planets and poses.
In ancient times there was a deeper connection between Ayurvedic diagnosis, natal chart readings and prescriptions of asanas for planetary afflictions.
In this workshop, Barry Rosen will introduce some of the major poses and their connections to the planets, their corresponding organs, chakras and psychological components and outline 2-3 basic sets of yoga postures for energizing, balancing and relaxing.