EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN DHANISHTA FEB 6-19 (Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 6.40)
The Sun moved into the constellation of Delphini the Dolphin know in Vedic astrology as Dhanishta Feb. 6-19TH which is located Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 10.
This constellation is connected to music and mastery over the material plane. Its nature is very diverse as it can adapt to any situation it finds itself in. The Sun now connects with Mars which is strong in Aries so the fire signs and Martian signs of Aries and Scorpio will get a nice lift of confidence and courage to move forward in leadership and creativity.
Dhanistha is ruled by Mars and Mars is strong in Aries and will only be afflicted next week when it is within 2 degrees of Uranus Feb. 11-15th. This may lead to the mental matrix being bit more angry and frustrated with unexpected flare ups of anger. Still Dhanishta is a very satvic constellation for the Sun and the connection to Mars will need to lead to sacrifice personal needs for the global good and this is sometimes a hard lesson to learn. Let go of ego and go out and do some service work or at least donate to charity to utilize this energy. This constellation can give fame and abundance if you do not get caught up in personal glory.
The Sun is particularly strong in the first pada of this transit ruled by Leo, Feb. 6-8th (Capricorn 23.20-26.40) and the lesson again is service and responsibility over personal glory. The second section in Virgo is more supportive for business and material manifestation. The Sun moves into Aquarius, Feb. 12th and this can lead to a lack of confidence Feb. 12-15th and again the solution is do service and let go of individual needs.
Prash Trivedi notes that people with Sun, moon or their ascendant in this constellation are brave warriors, often military leaders, do well with sports and are ambitious. People also excel here in organizational leadership and are very disciplined. It bestows wealth and success for people particularly if Mars and Saturn are well-placed in people’s charts.The symbol of this star is the drum and the Sanskrit name means the wealthiest or the most beneficent or the most heard of. Shiva is the main deity of this constellation and which destroys ignorance and the craziness of the mind but does so with musical grace.
Aries and Scorpio and Leo rising will particularly feel the strong energy and success that this constellation brings. Good time for success and recognition and organization and musical and artistic expression. Aquarian rising will have the most trouble with this transit with challenges with leadership and authority.
Special thanks to Prash Trivedi and Komilla Sutton for his insights on this constellation.
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