EYE ON THE SKY: KETU IN SAGITTARIUS/MULA NAKSHATRA UNTIL SEPT 2020
Ketu is fully in Mula now in the constellation of Mula in the mean node system (Sagittarius 0-13.20/ . It stays in the difficult 4th Pada until March 18th in the mean node system so hold on to your horses. The whole panic about the virus and the unraveling of the stock market is most connected to this transit. Saturn conjunct Pluto is not helping either and is part of this signature as we saw Saturn/Pluto in 1981-82-83 with the AIDS panic. We had had been worried about a black swan event or terrorist event but it is unfolding with the Virus. As we wrote earlier in the month, it is not going to go away with warm weather coming in April. The panic energy will dissipate after March 18th but only by a little bit and then we have to deal with Jupiter sandhi on the edge of Sagittarius from March 24-April 6th and this will also increase pessimism.
Ketu is connected to past lives and Mula nakshatra amplifies the need to reflect on past lives and reflect on their impact on your current existence. It may create deep regrets for the past that leaves you unfulfilled now. Having Ketu in its own nakshatra is not favored as it will hamper psychological barriers to growth and create brain fog and Rahu is still in its own Nakshatra of Ardra until May 20th creating an intense time for those born with Rahu and Ketu in their own nodes or in opposing nodes as deep karmic patterns come up to heal. There can be episodes and events that will make you feel out of control of your own destiny. With Jupiter the dispositor of Ketu strong in transit until March 29th in Sagittarius, there is great wisdom and Divine guidance to get your through the transformation that is needed at this time.
The 4th pada of Sagittarius (10-13.20) is Ashtamamsha which means it has an 8 relationship between Sagittarius in the D1 and Cancer in the D9 chart. This can create a disconnection or block in the soul’s ability to achieve its purpose and can create inner conflicts than can pull an individual in two directions. Sometimes materialism and security are destroyed in order to create moksha and can cut you away from those you love. We are seeing this as the stock market unravel now. If you have key planets from 10-13.20, this may come up strongly over the coming month or during the upcoming key transit if it is there in your natal chart and you are running a Ketu or Rahu period. With an 8th house transposition , there is an inner tension created and a lack of cohesion between the natal chart and navamsha chart.
Ketu is connected to past lives and Mula wants to tie up all the talents from one’s past lives and bring them together. The deity of Mula is Nritti, the Goddess of calamity and yet she resides in the lucky sign of Sagittarius which mythical means she may destroy ignorance to reveal deep truths. Ironically, Nritti is connected to the peak of material achievement and yet the nature of this nakshatra is very spiritual in her quest to go beyond the domain of ego and self-centeredness. Will be interested to see if our politicians change with this transit. This star can give power and influence and great material accomplishment and can confer magical powers but often it releases its energy in an explosive manner–which is so true of Ketu.
Mula combines the energy of Jupiter and Ketu and hence it initiates spiritual transformations for the better. With Jupiter’s grace it can confer magical powers to help those in need with Grace.
Note: Peoples charts and transits are very individual and we write general articles that maybe useful to all our readers. Transits are 20% of prediction and dependent on dashas so those in Jupiter/Ketu or Ketu/Jupiter or Ketu/Rahu or Rahu/Ketu periods will be most impacted by this transit. In reality, Vedic astrology is very much like reading very specific strands of DNA.
Special thanks to Komilla Sutton and Prash Tirvedi for their insights on this constellation.