EYE ON THE SKY: We have two planets in the constellation of Arcturus (Swati in Libra, 6.40-20.00) including the Sun from Oct. 24-Nov. 6th and Venus until Oct. 31st and afterwards it continue to retrograde back into Chitra for a bit in November. That means they are channeling Rahu’s energy.
Sun is weakest in the constellation of Swati in the enemy side of Libra because it tends to lose confidence and may misuse its power in a wrong way. Not a great transit given the state of some world leaders, like the Prince in Saudi Arabia In its insecurity, they may try to control and abuse others.
The Sun is debilitated in Libra where it may tend to sacrifice its principles and leadership abilities to get along with people and do it together. Hence it loses its power and leadership which may thrive more in isolation. There may be a lack of confidence where the individuality gets lost in the group. If the Sun is not afflicted by other planets in your natal chart, this can lead to good team players who can do better in groups than doing it alone. The Sun’s placement here would rather do things together than be independent and be subject to the challenges of working in groups and dealing with dissenting opinions and loses its power to lead. If the Sun is afflicted, it may get out of balance and be too tyrannical and demanding and lack compassion and good leadership qualities. While being more diplomatic, people born with Sun in Libra often fail to inspire or draw upon their power.
The Sun represents our inner Divinity and in Libra it may get drawn more into relationship and sexual intrigue rather than following its essential nature to be meditation and seeking Oneness with the Creator. Hence it can move out of Dharma and forget its purpose. The Sun is exalted debilitated in the constellation of Swati (Libra 6.40-20.00) which is a very material constellation ruled by Rahu and here the Sun forgets its spiritual mission and gets caught up in the material world.
If the Sun has no other major afflictions from Saturn, Rahu or Ketu, then the positive side of the Sun in Libra may create humble souls who are capable of working for the good of mankind in humanitarian groups and not get caught up in power and ego trips. I have seen this very positive quality in working with people at ashrams where there are a large number of people celebrating birthdays between Oct. 17-Nov.16th.
If you are Leo rising and have Sun in Libra (born Oct. 17-Nov. 16th) you may tend to develop more health issue particularly if you deplete your energies with excessive sexual indulgences and conquests. You may lack courage and leadership to inspire others because you lack the inner confidence to support others and this may lead to becoming a tyrannical boss to over-compensate for your own lack of self-esteem.
The key during this transit until Nov. 6th is to favor the diplomatic energy of Libra and listen to others and give others a voice when they complain. The good news about the Sun’s absolute debilitation in the sign of Libra into Oct. 27th, it that is lifted up by Venus’s conjunction which can help with team work activities and at the same time it is still channeling Rahu, which may promote poor self-evaluation and blind spots, health problems, problems with father.
People born in Swati nakshatra have a very material pursuit in life and Venus luxuriates in comfort and Rahu amplifies the desire for materialism. Eventual dissatisfaction may turn people more toward spirituality depending on other indications in the chart. Swati’s presiding deity is Vayu the God of wind. People born in this nakshatra very loyal, intelligent, fair and have ability to serve, they have very balanced personality. Many rich people born in this nakshatra but after attaining wealth and comfort the person is not satisfied from life. They eventually get tired being pursuing materialistic pleasure and turn to spirituality.
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