March 23, 2019-Sept. 18 2020 True Node

March 7, 2019-Sept. 23, 2020 Mean Node

With the nodes now fully in their new signs, its time to revisit their influences.  Remember that Rahu still aspects the 2nd house from itself so Rahu in Cancer issues are still up through Sept. 2020.

Rahu has dignity in Gemini as it share’s Mercury’s love of business and expansion and Ketu is considered very strong in Sagittarius as it is dedicated to spiritual growth and wisdom and so this 1.5 adventure from March 2019-Sept. 2020 is powerful in very positive in many ways—but not without its afflictions—particularly in 2019.

Gemini is the natural 3rd sign of the zodiac connected to communication and primal energies like reproduction and protecting one’s territory (Mars) are up.    Sagittarius is naturally connected to the 9th sign of the zodiac to belief structures and spirituality so there is a natural dance integrating these two opposing poles.

The challenge with Rahu in Gemini is that you do not want malefics too strong as they can do more harm depending on other factors functioning in the chart.  Rahu hates ethics and rules and will find someway to undermine them to betray and cheat and will have more power to do so in Gemini.  Mithuna (Gemini in Sanskrit), means copulation and we forget that Mercury, in its lower adolescent energy, can charm its way into sexual conquest and betrayal and create difficult problems.   Strong malefics have stronger energy to create more harm. Certainly Rahu’s connection with Mars in May 7 to June 21, 2019 and then its opposition with Saturn during the same time in the true node system will bring out the darkest energies of the transit.  Mars/Rahu can bring out strong sexual predatory behavior   and sometimes violence  and to achieve it ends so May and June seem particularly vulnerable.   Rahu will be getting a strong Saturn oppositional energy from late March into early November increasing anxiety, impatience to understand one’s purpose  and a need to recognize one’s limitation.

Still Rahu in Gemini will increase creativity in business and technology and support creative writing and intellectual expression. It could lead to many new inventions and technological innovations which initially seem exciting but as we have seen there is always downside as Rahu’s obsessions have take us out of one on one relationship and made us addicted to our phones and computers.  Perhaps, Rahu in Gemini will be a culmination of this energy, we wonder if we will have a peak in cell phone addictions before the truth comes out about cell phone radiation dangers and the danger of 5G. Maybe we will finally get more awareness of this when Jupiter is conjunct Ketu in 2020 and , may finally this will move to the fore-front to heal. Too many people are  sacrificing  their  health for the latest, tweet, sound bit, video and continue to numb our emotions so that we do not have to feel pain.  Hopefully studies will come out showing the increase in brain tumors and nervousness from cell phone radiation and we will be forced to dial back a notch.  We forget the downside of technology from the sneak and shadowy side of Rahu that wants to move ahead and grow at all costs and certainly we are becoming more aware of this with the challenges of Chinese spying and stealing of American technology.  They are a Capricorn country and Rahu and Ketu are hitting their 6th/12 axis.

Ketu in Sagittarius wants to move beyond the animalistic urges of sex and violence in Gemini and the 3rd house and find meaning in world in quest of God.   He  can be a fierce spiritual warrior and Sagittarius will bring out its higher energy more in late 2019 when Jupiter enters Sagittarius and Saturn move into Capricorn.   Ketu in Sagittarius should foster a major movement toward finding a Guru, spiritual and religion and peace from the crazy technological world with Rahu in Gemini.

Rahu and Ketu can work well on this axis as Ketu can pass on its spiritual knowledge and depth to Rahu in Gemini who can express it in writing and speech.  Expression and moving to higher spiritual knowledge will be key to managing this transit in the more difficult period of March-Nov. 2019 but spiritual awakening has a better chance from Nov. 2019-Sept 2020.   End of Part 1


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Ketu in Sagittarius can bring in the fanatical and fundamentalist energy that we see in evangelists and those seeking to convert the world to their brand of religion.   The recent passage by Missouri and Alabama of anti-abortion legislation is a manifestation of Saturn/Ketu and fanatical legislation.

In this way, Ketu, as a malefic will be more powerful to create problems in its quest to convert the world and we always have to worry about Islam fundamentalism and have to remember the zeal of terrorists last time we had Rahu/Ketu in Gemini during 2001 and the fall of the twin towers.   It is always difficult to think that one is right and that one has the only way so remember that all paths lead to the center of the wheel of the zealot starts emerging for some religious or political cause.

Because of zeal and passion, Ketu in Sagittarius may lead to poor judgment and acting recklessly and rashly so remember to curb your enthusiasm. Saturn with Ketu in 2019 will naturally help this but when Saturn moves into Capricorn in Jan. 2020,  Ketu may become unchained  in its zeal and zest for conquest. One has to watch out for religious righteousness a self-righteous attitudes and this  can lead to the inability to think with common sense–  which is so typical of the headless Ketu.   We have to be concerned about political movement as the more radical liberal snowflakes are already out of balance and Ketu in Sagittarius may throw them into another irrational temper tantrum and lead to harming society.

Ketu in Sagittarius can easily get scattered into doing too many things and spreading oneself too thin so remember to focus on one thing at a time. Take the nervous energy and focus into one good cause or seva project.  Scattered energies will lead to social faux pas and missing the concrete practicalities of what needs to be done.

Ketu in Sagittarius needs to learn to listen and use the energy of Rahu in Gemini to see other perspectives and not get caught in zealous fundamentals or he will find people wanting to un-friend you in drove for limited and narrow thinking and perspectives.

Rahu in Gemini fosters an urge to taking writing and speaking classes.  Good time to go to Toastmasters or take a college writing course.  There is suddenly a great need to educate and communicate so that one can spread one’s radical or innovative thoughts.  Go with this energy. It is the positive side of this transit.

Rahu in Gemini will push more people into urban life with a craving for the excitement of society and community in the big city.  Gemini’s may feel this urge while Sagittarians will want to move to the country and be more alone to have richer and more isolated spiritual experiences.

Rahu in Gemini will create more charismatic leaders that can charm and persuade the world through their passion. Unfortunately, Hitler was born with Rahu in Gemini and Ketu in Sagittarius and he used the power of his language to inspire others in wrong ways and as always, with Rahu being a cheat and a liar, he quickly broke his word around treaties that he created.  This is how a more powerful malefic can do more harm than.  Rahu is always the wild stallion who has to roam and at the same time has to take his wisdom and spread it to the people.  There is danger here in new charismatic leaders and preachers swaying trouble masses that are likely going to hurt by a very changing world.

If you are born with Rahu in Gemini you are a good talker, but at the same time you may speak too much and others will not hear your message.  Beware of the trap of trying to impress others by lecturing or eloquence or technical jargon as you will lose your audience.  Short, simple and to the point is what people want.

Ketu in Sagittarius can be too flirtatious and flattering  and charming but will inevitably promise more than can be delivered.   In the end you have to be cautious about being too zealous.

Remedies for Rahu in Gemini may include keeping a journal to give creative expression to streams of thoughts that need to come out, taking writing and speaking and film classes, teaching and staying in better touch with other.  Short journey are something that Gemini is often fond of and may soothe the wanderlust of Rahin Gemini.   Find outlets for your creative expression with strategic planning.  Getting involved with blogging, fiction writing, reporting or studying the beauty of language.  Rahu always needs to be creative in order to be happy so find ways to break out of your routines.

Ketu in Sagittarius will require self-inquiry so you can look and modify your behavior before you blow people away with your passion.  Find away for expression your freedom and your beliefs without turning people off.  Join Toastmasters and deliver a speech so that you have a creative outlet and an active audience.  Gemini needs to interact and communicate with the world so find a positive way of doing this.  Rahu in Gemini will not find any peace unless it can share its knowledge.

Again, Saturn will color and hold back Ketu much of 2019 but then Ketu conjunct Jupiter in 2020 will foster deep spiritual growth and expansion and devotion toward one’s Guru and also expand your experience of foreign cultures and religions and philosophies.

So bottom-line, to manage the Gemini/Sagittarius energies, you will have to find need ways of communicating your spiritual wisdom through writing and speaking so that you do not blow people away with fundamentalist zeal.

Special thanks to Komilla Sutton, Prash Trivedi for their insights and wisdom in aiding me to compile this article.


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