EYE ON THE SKY: ASTROLOGICAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR CHRISTMAS TO NEW YEARS
The biggest event of the next week is Mars leaving Aquarius on Dec. 23 and moving into Pisces and we have written about this. Today, Mars is weak at the edge of the sign so energy is low and it is a important day to get extra rest. The 4th pada of Purvabhadrapada (Pisces 0-3.20) Dec. 23-28th is connected to Cancer where Mars is weak and has little action to act. Water padas are connected to letting go and meditation and this will help any emotional clouds and indecision present through Dec. 28th.
On Friday, Dec. 28th, Mars moves into Uttara Bhardrapada (Pisces 3.20-16.40). This constellation comprises two bright stars in Pegasus and Andromeda. Mars is a less afflicted than it has been in Aquarius but it will still be channeling Saturn’s energy from Dec. 28-Jan. 16 and Saturn is generally happy in Sag, it is still Saturn and can create hesitation and frustration for Mars the spiritual warrior in Pisces.
In general, Mars in Pisces through Feb. 5th can create overspending, living too big and too fast, problems with children, staggered expansion, broken promises, zealousness. Later in January , its brighter side will come out with this transit with is a braver outlook, generosity, devoted to ideals, and being an activist for legal causes. Scorpio and Aries rising will be most affected Aries being more troubled by expenses and trips to foreign countries and Scorpio rising probably getting enriched by spiritual knowledge and new spiritual initiations. Capricorn, Libra and Taurus rising actually may benefit most as it is a 3, 6 and 11th house transit from their rising signs. Pisces and Virgos will also be affected most by relationship and sexual tensions issues.
The constellation of Uttarbhadrapada which begins Dec. 28th means “lucky feet and is connected to the funeral cot which denotes the exit from world and becomes connected with the wisdom of the 12th sign of the zodiac and its connection to Moksha or liberation but also to sleep. The deity of this constellation is Ahir Bhudhanya, which translates to the “serpent of the depths” and is a fertility deity but also a kind of monster from the sea much like Neptune and is connected to the underworld. Connected to Shiv, it destroys ignorance to prepare us to dissolve. Hence Mars in Pisces always brings up deep subconcious patterns and deep 12th house patterns that cause us to move toward liberation, letting go and liberation. Letting go of the material is always difficult and the recent fall in the stock market is that kind of energy. We continue to see problems for the stock market into January.
The energy of this constellation is that of the wise old man and it is connected to the planet Saturn and it never acts hastily and its stronger energy will come out with Saturn strong in transit in January. Still Mars in Pisces carries the influence of Jupiter and has a calming and serene and compassionate nature that will calm Mars’ fire.
The constellation is connected to responsibility but it is likely to have trouble as Mars/Saturn associations always stir up frustration and indecision and action. Still ultimately this constellation is usually fortunate for making and handling money-which is not always something that we connect with Pisces. On an esoteric level, it is connected to the crown chakra and represents the end of the journey of the kundalini energy moving toward liberation so one would think that it will promote meditation and calm Mars’ restless fire.
Special thanks to Prash Trivedi and Komilla Sutton for their insights on this constellation.
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