EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SATURN AFFLICTED AND RESTLESSNESS
Saturn afflicted by Mars can create restlessness and anger and a desire to change everything. Saturn will also be anxious through most of April as Mars moves through Sagittarius but the strongest impulses may be through April 6th and April 15th. Frustration with your life is up and particularly connected to the house that is owned by Sagittarius.
You are going to have to get used to it or drive yourself crazy with wanting to change jobs, relationships, homes, routines. Change is good but will it really resolve the restless feelings inside? Handle the restlessness with yoga and meditation and diet and then evaluate more severe changes in the light of common sense when the planets are strongly and when the mind is clear. People think that if they change the outer, than there life will be better. Sometimes there is just a need to accept what is in a job and relationship and be at peace. If there are difficult challenges that are abusive, use the energy to move through the impasse and make change. Still you may want to wait for a clearer decision making time probably the first few weeks of May when things should lighten up a bit.
The Vedic texts remind us that everything is always changing. The moon spends 2.5 days in a sign and if are emotions are really strong, wait 3 days and it will probably get better. And then again nothing is really changing on the level of eternity in our soul. Moreover, some problems have very deep karma connected to them like 12th house karma and it may take a whole life or lifetimes to get through. Remember that nothing will ever change and find the courage to live your life with a deep level of acceptance or work very deeply on those 12th house patterns and if you can get them free, then you might have a chance for mokhsa or enlightenment if you have the grace of a Divine master in your life. Find the courage of the lion to face your deepest challenge and rise up and change those. That is why you are here on the planet.
When Saturn is unhappy, it tends to be more fearful and creates this sense of dread. When it is solid, it is Capricorn the mountain, unshakable. You can ground Saturn by being more in your body with walking, the chair pose in yoga, deep knee bends, extra yoga and slow exercise and Tai Chi. Avoid cold drinks and dry foods and favor sipping hot water and slowing down and eating hot unctuous meals. Exercise is grounding but slower is better and running can be intense for many unless you have a really kalpha body or are Taurus rising and need heavy exercise to get unstuck.
An unhappy Saturn can lead to a lot of grumbling so remember to do your gratitude exercises everyday to replace all the thing that are not right with those that are. (Chair pose below grounds the base chakra to the earth to create more stability.)
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