EYE ON THE SKY: TWO TRANSITS INTO DIFFICULT CONSTELLATIONS FOR SUN AND VENUS
Venus moved into the constellation of Ashlesha (Hydra, Cancer 16.40-29.59) on June 20 and journeys through there until it goes into Leo on July 4th. Of the 27 constellations in the zodiac, Ashlesha and Ardra can stir up more emotional turmoil than many others so with two planets going into the into early July, we have a bit of an emotional storm brewing and double trouble. It can also cause physical storms and tornadoes so stay on top of your local forecasts as we are in that season.
If you were born with Venus in the this constellation, you may have difficult with relationships, be vicious, controlling or jealous and prone to negative gossip. The positive side of this energy is that it can increase Venus’s healing quality if it can transform the poisons and toxins that often come out here.
The symbol for this intense nakshatra is the coiled serpent at the base of the spine, reflecting the potent kundalini energy that resides here. Ashlesha means the tangled one and denotes the challenges of our addictions. The main deities are the Nagas, the Serpent Kings. The shakti revealed here is the “power to inflict poisonous venom”. Great mystical talents and enlightenment can be experienced if the primordial energy of this lunar asterism is harnessed. Taurus and Libra rising have to watch their addictive tendencies during this transit and turn to meditation and spiritual practice to keep the energy moving up.
Serpents have two connotation being connected to poison and spirituality When the constellation is operating strongly, it can bring deep mystical experience and spiritual inquiry and on the dark side it can lead to poisonous gossiping so watch you tongue as the planets transit through here. It can tend toward gluttony and debauchery and drug use and addictive patterns. The constellation may increase the desire for unquenchable sensual gratification so remember moderation in all things.
SUN IN ARDRA: JUNE 22-JULY 4
Sun transited on June 22nd and into the the constellation of Ardra which is located at Gemini (6.20-20.00) on August 1st and stays there until August 12th Western astronomers connect it with the constellation of Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion, and Sirius, the Dog star.
Ardra is one of the more difficult constellations in the zodiac that creates clarity and emotional cleansing that occurs after the storms of the soul recede. Sun in Ardra creates unsettledness around career or life purpose so maybe a time to revaluate what you want to do with your career or how to get in touch with a deeper purpose in your life.
The primary symbols for Ardra are a human head, representing thinking, and a teardrop, which represents over-coming suffering. It is an excellent rising nakshatra because it reflects brilliant mental abilities such as people like Einstein. Rudra, the lord of the storms, will probably kick off hurricane season with a bang also so listen to the radio more if you live in a hurricane area.
Ardra creates emotional storms of a short-duration if we get stuck in the past and its purpose is to shake us out of our rigidity and to change our life to create a better future. It has the Uranus quality. The storms wash away the dirt and leave us clearer and brighter and shiner and so they have a positive purpose. It ultimately seeks to dismantle whatever level of Maya or illusion we are stuck in. Ardra can scatter mental energies and and create confusion to the key will be to find the courage to tackle the challenges and come out the other end of the car wash–squeaky clean.
Leo rising and will be most impacted by Sun in Ardra but it is still a good 11th house transit which means eventual gains after trials. It is a quick transit and is complete by July 4th.
So have use this time for deep spiritual transformation and building stronger relationships and you will have the strength to weather the storms.
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