EYE ON THE SKY: MARS CONJUNCT KETU: DEALING WITH ANGER
If you watch small kids in a playground, they get angry, fully express it and then go back to being normal in five minutes. Anger is a natural emotion that is often an expression of an unfulfilled desire. Kids are great about it but we tend to repress our anger until it explodes and that is dangerous and can lead to violence and accidents fires and burns when it is not expressed.
Mars is within a few degrees of Ketu much of the summer until early October and we are going to have to master the slow burn or get burned. On the highest level Mars/Ketu conjunctions in Capricorn can create frustration and tension around work or too much gun if we try to bowl through tasks too quickly. As we have said before, use the anger to do charity work and channel the energy into positive social service rather than raging at things that you cannot control.
This conjunction challenges us to be happy with our own power and leadership and this may be the case particularly among women so express it now if it comes up. This transit supports mathematics and engineering so time to go deep into invention mode. For Scorpio and Aries rising, it will foster spiritual experience and intuition as Ketu is the most spiritual planet. Time for a meditation retreat or extra spiritual practice. Other activity may be frustrating.
Overall, this conjunction is very difficult for the planet and is a signature for violence and terrorism. The race riots in St. Louis a few years back and in Sept in Milwaukee were recent examples of Mars/Ketu aspects. 9/11 also happened during a Mars/Ketu conjunction in Sagittarius. Find another way to express your feelings. Write letters, do posts on Facebook or call your Congressperson. In the extreme, this aspect can lead to accidents, fires, burns and explosions if the energy is not released. Be careful around your home and while driving this summer. Even if you are alert, others may not be.
The bright side of the conjunction of Mars is that is forcing us to face our unconscious fears and repressed angers and look at them and transform them. Capricorns, Aries, Scorpios and Cancer risings and moons in particular will need to find an outlook to unlock pent-up anger or it will explode. Exercise and healthy competition is one way to let it out.
Usually yoga and exercise are good to get things moving but be gentle on yourself as too much will increase the air element or vata and create more anxiety. Also just use the Nike slogan, “Just do it,” to get moving as Mars/Ketu can create very sluggish and lazy energy and its hard to get started.
Anyway, like Forrest Gump reminds us, life is a box of chocolates: there are some with sweet cream fillings and some with hard nuts that you have to chew carefully. Express your emotions in a healthy manner and do not let the Ketu steal your summer joy. Help others and donate to your favorite charities. So many in need.
Also consider an progressed chart and get ready at mid-year for the July 2018-June 2019 https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/vedic-progression-chart-the-year-ahead/.
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