EYE ON THE SKY: DEALING WITH ANXIETY
With Mars moving toward Saturn, anxiety is increasing if you rush around too much and cannot find time to slow down. Mars/ Saturn conjunction is April 2nd but is being felt now strongly and its impact may not be over until after April 15th in terms of closeness to Saturn but it is not out of Sagittarius until early May. We are going to have master fear of the future or be miserable for a few months . The mind cannot have an emotion on an abstract level so it attaches to something in the environment and the attached fear to what is going on. Whatever house is connected to Sagittarius in your chart is likely to feel the most anxiety but with Saturn aspecting Gemini, Virgo and Aquarius, those house will also be impacted.
Most of the things we fear never happen and its that 1% surprise element that knocks us out of the park. Fear is a survival mechanism to keep us out of danger. If we stick our hand into the fire when we are small, we learn not to do it again but then maybe we are inordinately afraid of fire our entire life. Just remember that most of what we fear does not happen and dismiss it.
Saturn governs the base chakra and often spiritual folks work more on their upper chakras through meditation but if their root chakra is not developed and Saturn is weak in their chart, their financial planning and infrastructure and connection to the earth is a bit out of balance. This can create a lot of instability and fear. Its like a pyramid. If the base of the pyramid is strongly supported, the energies can move higher to the peak. If we have a solid bank account and savings plans then we have the freedom to pursue our spiritual development and not be thrown off balance. If the pyramid is inverted and there is low energy at the base and all the energy is very strong at the top, then there is no stability to support all the spiritual growth. The current transits are challenging our systems.
Capricorn, the main home for Saturn, requires security and safety to move forward. When it is afflicted by Mars, its security and safety issues are up. Capricorn rising in particular, with a 12th house transit from its home, may feel insecure.
Rahu in Cancer, another sign that requires home and security is going to stir up fear also. And Rahu is weak in transit there until late April and then will move into Saturn’s constellation of Pushya.
We need to look deeply into unconscious fear and dread and face them and realize that they are mostly illusions. So often that which we fear does not happen. 99% of the time, the things we fear do not manifest and it is the surprises that get us. Remember that with Saturn in transition, that fear is all in the mind. Do more meditation and yoga and breath work to transform the energy. The chair pose in yoga, grounds us to the earth chakra as does the Mountain pose so that we feel our feet grasping the earth and this creates more security in our life. Use the fear as a wake up call to handle your finances, get into your body and take care of your health. . Look up the magicians “fear sleeve” and expose him for the fraud that he is. You are infinitely safe in this universe. (If you want to connect astrology to hatha yoga and chakra analysis, see our videotape workshop at: https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/products-2/yoga/)
Afflicted Saturn requires us to go more slowly, to not rush around like a rabbit and not to do too much; otherwise, our anxiety level increases and we are more likely to get sick from hypertension or anxiety-related illness. Drink more hot water and calming herbal teas, slow down, do slower exercise, get oil massages and eat more hot meals and you can keep this aspect at bay. If you are running a Saturn period or are ruled by Capricorn or Aquarius or are Sagittarius rising, you may feel the impact more . It can get handled. The planets are your friends if you heed their advice and do your work.
On a personal level, use the transits to transform your deep unconscious fears, which is what is coming up heal. What are you afraid of? What are you avoiding dealing with? What can you do to get in unstuck?
Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life.
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