NODES ON THE EDGE OF A SIGN: PREPARING FOR PLANETARY SIGN CHANGES
In the mean node system, Rahu is between 0-1 degree Cancer and Ketu is between 0-1 degree Capricorn. They will move into Gemini and Sagittarius on March 7th in the mean node system and March 23rd in the true node system. Planets at the beginning of a sign are a bit lost. Its like packing up all your stuff and waiting for the movers to come and then not finding anything when you land and hence 29-0 degrees will be problematic also after the move into the new home.
My friend Juliana Swanson of Astral Harmony (www.astralharmony.com) describes planets on the edge (know as Sandhi) in the following manner:
Sandhi planets are considered weak and fuzzy in terms of what they can offer. Their energy is unclear or nebulous due to the intermingling of different energies between the two signs they span. Sometimes their effect feels like neither here nor there, similar to what we feel moving across the edge between the old and the new year. The sandhi is also like a crevice in which things (or we) can accidentally slip, be dropped, temporarily misplaced or even lost. We can lose our footing trying to cross the crevice, and so may feel a bit out of sorts. (Juliana Swanson)
Rahu when afflicted by being sandhi or on the edge can be more anxious or paranoid, feels constrained by forces beyond his control, victimized by overpowering forces, may have more nightmares or difficult dreams or be a bit manic depressive. If you have your Sun or Moon a 0-1 degree of the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, you probably will fell this more or if you are Aquarius rising which is co-ruled by Rahu or if you are in a Rahu period or a dasha period where Rahu is the nakshatra lord. . It could also lead to emptiness leading toward addictive patterns, frustration, sorrow, dejection, and psychological intensity and mental anguish.
Ketu on the edge can have a strong desire to change directions in life, wants to give up material attachment, feels disillusioned, has difficult emotional knots to unravel, feels unsettled and his emotional distortions, may tend toward self-isolation. may feel stuck in the past with regrets. If you are in a Ketu period, ruled by Scorpio or have the Sun or the Moon or key planets at 0-2 degrees Capricorn, you may intensely feel this energy now.
What to do? Traditional Vedic remedies include doing Mantras for Durga on Saturdays and probably continuing them more regularly and for Ketu doing mantras for Ganesh starting on a Thursday. Doing these with a deep devotional heart and on the deep feeling level can help. If you are not into Vedic mantras, then at least stay on top of meditation and yogic practices, get some exercise to ground yourself and say away from addictive patterns. Remember that 99% of the garbage thoughts coming up through your mind are not who you are and should not be acted upon. Evaluate everything in the light of common sense.
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