We have an unusual number of planets in transition with Rahu officially in Taurus and Ketu in Scorpio but they are in late degrees which are more emotionally charged.  Mars is also retrograding into early degrees of Aries called the Gandanta are and then will retrograde into the late degrees of  Pisces called the gandanta area. Ketu will also be in the Scorpio ganadanta.

Gandanta means knot and the ends of the water signs, Pisces 27-29.59, Cancer 27.00-29.59 and Scorpio 27.00-29.59 are particularly difficult as emotional knots where difficult karma is hard to untangle. If you are born with key planets in those positions, it is often difficult to untangle difficult karmic issues which sometimes take a whole life.  Often the Atmakarka, or planet of this incarnation that offers us deep challenges is located here for many.

The transition points between the water and the fire signs between 27-3 degrees Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio are difficult transit points in the zodiac for planets.  Mars retrogrades into fire  transition area at the most intense point Oct. 1-3 and then goes into the Pisces gandanta Oct   People ruled by Mars like Aries or Scorpio rising will feel the impact most.

The end of Revati (Pisces 16.40-29.59)  is a very spiritual place of completions as Mars leaves the satvic constellations that have supported spiritual growth.  The retrograde action takes it out of its active and creative stage where it has been since August 16th and forces it back into the spiritual realm. .  Storms can arise here in the transition as emotional unraveling of old and deep karmic spiritual issues arise and want to be healed.  The Aries section until Oct 3rd. is much easier to handle as Mars gets shot out of a canon and is ready for dynamic action to go forth and conquer but expect more emotional unraveling around deep issues until then. Powerful spiritual transformation is likely here with the strong aspect  from Jupiter through Oct 3rd and its aspect so completions of the last 6 weeks weeks should happen now.

The real party poopers for September are the nodes which change signs on Sept. 23rd with Rahu  moving from Gemini into Taurus and Ketu moving  from Sagittarius into Scorpio.   They are considered sandhi or in early or late degrees Sept 3rd-Oct 13th.  While the nodes have dignity in Taurus and Scorpio, it is also a matter of malefics with more dignity have more energy to create problems.  We have written about Rahu in Taurus and will write soon about Ketu in Scorpio.  The real problem is the transition zone.

Because the nodes govern the subconscious they seem to bring up eerie views of the subconscious mind, deep fantasies and paranoia of fears that probably will not happen and with COVID and government lock-downs and conspiracy theories and media hype, its easy for the mind to get into a lather of new fears about the future.

Rahu when afflicted by being sandhi  ( until Oct. 13th) 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 29-0 degree of the earth signs,  Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo,  you probably will feel 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  29-1 Scorpio (Sept. 3-Oct. 13) 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  29 degrees Scorpio, you may intensely feel this energy then.

These first few weeks are important to stay on top of meditation,  yoga and spiritual practice otherwise these fears will take over and make you unsettled.  Stay out of addictive behavior like binging on Netflix to soothe the emotions, staying up too late,  overeating sweets or other addictive behaviors. You are safe.  God is running the show and no matter what the media tries to do make you feel anxious, come back to your Divine self.

I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite books:

I always am inspired by this quote from my favorite book:

Emmanuel’s Book: A Guide to Living in the Cosmos.


Fear of the unknown is forgetfulness.

There is no such thing

as the “unknown”

to the soul.

There is a natural fear and resistance

when one does not recall

one’s own Divinity.

You are safe. You are safe.

You are infinitely safe.

Oh, my dears,

if I could only make it possible

for you to experience the loving, gentle kindness

of the universe,

the balance, the fairness,

the sweetness and the joy.

there would never be another moment of fear

in your entire lives

And that is true. 

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