EYE ON THE SKY: RAHU TRINE MARS
Rahu, the planet of desire and ambition and deception is aspecting Mars the planet of action exactly on Feb. 19th using the true node system and is within the critical five degrees of impact Feb 11-28th . Luckily Mars is very strong in its own sign of Scorpio but the aspect is occurring between two volatile constellations Ashlesha (Cancer 16.40-29.59) and Jyestha (Scorpio 16.40-29.59).
The aspect creates great energy to want to act, to move forward after not progressing for a long time and can unleash huge amounts of energy but if people get in the way, it might lead to losing one’s temper easily. Scorpio can be a bit like molten lava even if it is a fixed sign and Martian energy can be a bit explosive there when connected with Rahu.
The key with this transit is take the energy for creative purposes and channel it to create great inventions or technological advancements but avoid being hasty or over-enthusiastic or accidents and overworking could stress the adrenals. Health-wise, blood pressure can be increased if you do not slow down with this energy so be cautious and avoid being reckless or driving like a maniac. Calm Mars and pita with less spicy food, more coconut water and milk and more meditation. The Warrior Pose will balance Mars and allow it to stay more focused.
Since Rahu acts like Saturn and is an enemy of Mars, this aspect can be intense and difficult. It will promote outward courage but the vata/air element of Rahu may promote inner fear. The tendency may be to lash out recklessly so be cautious. If you have this aspect in your natal chart, it may promote good achievement with career, athleticism and adventure but avoid recklessness and watch rash tempers that might lead to violence.
On a mundane level, this aspect may lead to more political craziness than usual as Mars is about leadership and power and Rahu may drive politicians out of control to make rash decisions. Mars connected to the fixed star Antares can promote aggression and war and already we have had Israel/Syrian conflicts and hopefully no more.
On a spiritual level, Rahu/Mars can foster the courage to move through difficult spiritual challenges as is clear in the chart of Mahatma Gandhi, a great freedom fighter.
Mars is spiritually awakened in Jyestha so it can be a powerful time but sexual energy can get awakened also by Rahu. The Rahu aspect can create deception so watch out for shady deals through the end of the month. On a mundane level, we always have to worry about terrorism with Mars/Rahu as violence can get stirred up for just causes so expect a blip on the world radar into the end of Feb.
On a personal level, slow down, rest more. The adrenals will be firing and if you run around too much you will feel exhausted. Still the energy will be there to accomplish a lot and move through huge boulders and projects so it will at least get you unstuck.
So watch that wild energy or just enjoy it and move with it. Mars can be fun for some when he is wild but many cannot handle the energy so be cautious walking on the wild side and how it will impact others.
Special thanks to my teacher Komilla Sutton and all my Jyotish Gurus for their wisdom and continual inspiration.
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