Saturn in  Sagittarius  is impacting  new areas of the cosmic body as and it is still churning up tension and stress.  We have discussed that it may cause more problems than usual Oct. 21-Nov. 26th if you are not on top of taking care of yourself.

Sun, the karaka or significator for health in Libra Oct 17-Nov. 16  is at a low point and we have to keep up our immune system in the fall by taking products like Colostrum, Gaia Whole Body Defense and Echinacea to keep it strong.  With the seasonal change, sip hot water through the day, eat hot and unctuous foods and stay away from cold and dry foods to reduce the vata or air element. We will have 3 planets in Libra in October.

Saturn moving into Pada 4 of Mula (Sagittarius 10-13.20) could also bring up more health problems. In the fall, the   tendency will be toward rushing through obstructions with carelessness  and this may create problems.   Basically  we have to stay on top of our health and our diet and exercise routine  this year otherwise Saturn is going to do its job and kick us into a disciplined program to take care of our body. We have to be more alert and focused in everything to avoid carelessness activity that can lead to accidents or wounds. Activating Mars and focus in the third eye by doing the warrior pose in yoga will be helpful everyday and we will have to stay rested so that we do not make mistakes.   Handling mental energy, worry and anxiety will require another article and we have discussed this previously in our series on Saturn in Transition.  END OF PART 1  PART 2 ON SATURN AND THE COSMIC BODY BELOW.


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Saturn in Sagittarius for the next year still  will be aspecting Aquarius, its own sign, Virgo and Gemini and of course impacting Sagittarius mostly .  It rules Capricorn and will be 12 houses from its own sign which is a difficult transit for Capricorns and Saturn is weak the next few months because of being at difficult degrees between (10-13.20) until Thanksgiving so  Sagittariusand Capricorn  rising will be impacted. Virgos and Geminis will be affected greatly from the aspects and more directly the rest of  2018 if your rising signs are located at 10-15  degrees Virgo or Gemini.

So how will all of these signs be impacting in terms of health.  This is not to scare you but to make you aware of how the planets interact with your body and impact it.  There is always something to do.  If you are in a malefic Saturn period and are over 60 or 70 when Saturn is more dominant, then the impact of health problems will be greater.   Basically, you have to take better care of your body next year with a disciplined diet, regular exercise and yoga, and taking advantage of Ayurvedic oil massages to lubricate dry areas of your body.  Pick up Dr. Lad’s classic book Ayurveda: Science of Life, if you do not own a copy.

The natural signs of the zodiac govern the different parts of the body for everyone so there are some general things we an say about Saturn in Sagittarius and aspecting Aquarius, Gemini and Virgo after January 27th.

Sagittarius, the 9th sign of the zodiac  governs arteries, lower back, hips and thighs and so these are particularly impacted for everyone.  Diseases connected to Sag include obesity, hip injuries and arthritis in the hips.  There are yoga postures you can do keep your hips flexible and there are ayurvedic treatments to bring my oil to your hip areas to lubricate them more and prevent arthritis which is a disease of dryness.  We all have to take care of our hips the next few years. Learn the exercises and do the stretching to prevent old age hip problems.

Virgo governs the lower abdomen and colon, digestive, large intestine.  Jupiter in Virgo was supporting this area but now it is in Libra.    More attention will be required in the fall.  When Virgo is afflicted it creates poor digestion, gas, constipation, ulcers, food allergies, hypoglycemia, diabetes and appendicitis and problems with the immune systems.   The secret in Ayurveda is to keep the colon clean.  Taking a pro-biotic (Natren is best and is the one most alive and is kept refrigerated) at night and first thing in the morning will keep your elimination healthy. Doing regular colon cleans or panchakarma or more simply doing   regular laxative and cleanings programs are good to keep things moving as many health problems are tied to accumulation of toxins in the body.   Drink lots of warm water during the day to flush out toxins regularly and stay off of GMO’s and move to organics  to keep your immune system strong and prevent food allergies.  Obviously watch your sugar and carb intake if there is a history of diabetes in your family and this is becoming a global epidemic.

Gemini governs the shoulders, upper arms and upper chest. When it is afflicted, it creates lung disorders, shoulder injuries, nervous disorders.  There are all kinds of yoga postures you can do for the shoulders to keep them limber.   People with lung problems have to cut down on dairy and wheat products which increase mucus.   A product called Clear Lung has saved my life many times by eliminating difficult coughing and breathing problems.

Capricorn governs the bones and joints and the basic 10th house area of the zodiac or the  knees.  Afflictions to Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn can create arthritis of the knees and weakness of the bones in general.    There are therapies for this and regular light walking is a good start and oil massages on the knees can be helpful and get a brace or ace bandage of you need more knee support or if you are prone to knee problems. Ayurveda has a practice of making these bread-like donuts and then placing warm oil to soak in to lubricate the knee joints. Something to look into. Talk to your health care people about supplements that support cartilage like MSM and condroiten.

Finally Aquarius governs the skin and the calves.   Even if Saturn is aspecting its own sign, it can still create some mild health disorders  and will still cause some problems including skin disorders, poor circulation and weakness in the lower legs.  Again walking is great and I have resorted to my rebounder/trampoline to get my circulation going.  Lots of water is essential to flush out toxins and prevent skin irritations and staying off of white non-organic flour and GMO can support the body and prevent skin irritations.

Do not  get caught up in negative thinking. Our articles are just to bring awareness to what could be triggered and our goal is to inspire you to be more aware of your body and taking care of it over the next year.

Still not to worry.  Find a good health practitioner.  Stay rested and do not run around like a rabbit.    If you are in a good period for your rising sign and are young, you might have minor problems but if you are in a Saturn period or sub-period and older, then more pronounced events can happen.  Diet, exercise and proper care can prevent problems and just lead to minor glitches rather than major problems. Still Saturn will do its job.   It creates suffering to point us toward the Divine and ultimately spirituality will help us get through anything.   Of course consult your doctor and a trained professional as astrological advisor is no replacement for expert medical attention. So focus on health and not worry and Saturn will richly reward you!

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