RAHU IN MRIGASHIRA (ORION) TAURUS 23.40-GEMINI 6.40:
MAY 20TH, 2020-JAN. 26, 2021 MEAN NODE SYSTEM.
RAHU IN ORION: OBSESSIVE SPIRITUAL QUESTING OR SELF-INDULGENCE
Rahu retrogrades into a new constellation on May 20th in the mean node system and will bring a sigh of relief from the storms of Ardra or Betelgeuse (Gemini 6.40-20.00) which has been connected to major pandemics. This will be one energy that needs to lift to help bring some relief. The first pada however is owned by Scorpio (Gemini 3.20-6.40) and this is where Rahu is considered weak as it tends to get caught up in subconscious grunge and turn to drugs and alcohol and secret societies in order to deal with the emotional turmoil. This pada will urn until July 24th and it is not going to help the lock-down emotion and the pent-up release that is increasing alcoholism, violence and increase in taking opioids. It is also exchanging nakshatras with Mars in Satabhishak (Aquarius 6.40-20.00) increasing the Mars/Rahu connection until June 3rd . At its best, this Mars/Rahu connection can compel you to be very active and get a lot done but at its worst, it can increase sexual con-questing energy, create tension, lead to reckless action that may cause accidents and may increase violence and anger and tempers. You need to channel this energy into social activism rather than let violence get out of control.
Mrigishira is formed by three faint stars at the head of the constellation of Orion. The constellation is very spiritual and promotes moksha and spiritual liberation and inspires people to study religion and philosophy. The shakti of Mrigishira is the “power to give fulfillment” so a good time to rub your genie’s lamp and ask for a boon.
Rahu will stay in that constellation until Feb. 13, 2021 in the true node system. It will use the energy to quest for spiritual freedom from the recent shackles of house arrest and will promote movement toward meditation and other spiritual forces. Later in the year, you will have to be cautious about getting into drugs and other mind-altering escapes which the dark-side of this constellation can move toward particularly when Rahu is at 26.40-29.59 Taurus in the Scorpio pada Sept 16-Oct. 20 , 2020 in the true node system. We already seeing this with increase in alcohol and drug use even before we have begun this transit.
The challenge with Rahu in this constellation is that it can be restless in its spiritual searching and change paths too quickly. If you want to hit water, you cannot dig twenty –10 feet holes and expect to reach the goal. You have to stick with one and go deeply. Rahu channeling Mars’s energy can be difficult as it can create rash action and running around too much and it has to learn to stay calm and focused. With Ketu still in Mula nakshatra until Sept 16th in the true node system, there will be deep questing for enlightenment and spiritual questing and the trick will be to go deeply with one path.
Rahu in a Mars ruled Nakshatra can pervert the energy and increase violence, anger and aggression and a lack of sensitivity. This may come out more when Mars is in Aquarius, May 4-June 18th when social unrest and revolutionary energies will be up –particularly if lock-down does not get released. With Mars in Pisces, the spiritual questing energy will come out more June 18-August 16th and then again when it is retrograde Oct 4-Dec. 23rd, 2020.
Mrigashira is one of the better Mars nakshatras but it is still restless. At its worse with malefics like Rahu going through it, it can create self-indulgence and temptation for sensual pleasures—particularly in the Taurus side which happens after Sept. 16th in the true node system. Rahu will disrupt the positive side of this constellation that is sensitive and tender and practical and try to create chaos but getting involved in too many sensual pleasures. The trick will be to use this time to deepen your spiritual path.
The symbol of Mrigashra is the deer. Life is always a coexistence of opposites as the deer symbol brings out the timid, light and fragile wandering qualities of this constellation which seem opposed to the warrior nature of Mars. But in this sense, the greatest spiritual warrior heroes of the Ramayana and Gita, Hanuman and Arjuna, embody the constellation’s deep quest for liberation and getting to the truth of the matter. If your Sun, Moon or rising sign is in this constellation, it gives you a deep yearning for something greater in your life. The deity of the constellation is Soma, connected to the Moon and the life and vital subtle forces that are created to manifest the physiological components of enlightenment.
For now, enjoy the quest for Truth and something higher in this very pure constellation and my favorite of all, Orion, the spiritual warrior. Special thanks to our cover photo of Orion to Akira Fujj of Spacetelescope.org.
Special thanks to my teacher Komilla Sutton for her insights on this constellation