EYE ON THE SKY: JUPITER RETROGRADE IN DHANSIHTA (CAPRICORN 23.20-AQUARIUS 6.40)
Jupiter retrograded back into the constellation of Delphini the Dolphin know in Vedic astrology as Dhanishta July 20th , which is located Capricorn 23.20-Aquarius 6.40. The constellation is connected to music and mastery over the material plane. Its nature is very diverse as it can adapt to any situation it finds itself in. This constellation is ruled by Mars. This constellation reminds me of the energy of the superhero or great soldier who can deal with any problem or situation so great to conquer ignorance and unjust social causes with lots of energy. Like most warriors and soldiers, they do not do well with married life and if you have Mars, Saturn or Rahu or Ketu placed here it can create rocky marriages. Still, this constellation can give fame and abundance. The symbol of this star is the drum and the Sanskrit name means the wealthiest or the most beneficent or the most heard of. Shiva is the main deity of this constellation and which destroys ignorance and the craziness of the mind but does so with musical grace.
With Mars in Leo as of July 20-Sept. 5 and in a positive place, Jupiter will now channel a positive Mars energy giving it strength and dynamism to move forward and win its battles with wisdom and eloquence. Jupiter is now in Pada 4 (Aquarius 3.20-6.40) until August 18th and is repeating its transit through here that we last saw late last fall and early winterDec. 15-Jan 2. Pada 4 is a Moksha pada which requires letting go. It is the most challenging section of the constellation is it brings the intense suffering and intensity of Aquarius together with the intense spiritual probing and psychological mud of Scorpio. Jupiter will bring its light to this Pada to help get us through difficult transformations so a good time to go deep into psychology.
Rebirth happens in Pada 3, August 18-Sept 14, 2022 in the pada of Libra (Aquarius 0-3.20) and we last saw this April 5-23rd where more music flourishes as spirituality is celebrated with bhajans and spiritual merriment .
Jupiter retrogrades back into Capricorn and Pada 2 on Sept. 14-Nov. 20th will have trouble with the Virgo section of this constellation. The 2nd quarter (26.41 -29.59 Capricorn) is ruled by Virgo and connected to business and the material plane and Jupiter will feel a sense of loss here getting embroiled in material life and marital discount. There is often an archetypal conflict between Virgo and Pisces (Jupiter) between the idealistic spiritual realm and the practical material and business world. We worry that this will strongly repeat world lock-downs and economic difficulties as the fall Corona virus Delta variant spreads. Will the populace rise up against tyrannical government lock-downs or give into political tyranny? Its getting difficult in France where they are requiring vaccine passports to do simple things an finding vendors who do not enforce this. Scientific studies have shown that lock-downs do not work in stopping the spread of the virus as people are more likely to spread it to their families in closed quarters. As always, take care of your health by keeping your immune system strong.
People with Sun in Dhanishata (born Feb. 6-18) moon or their ascendant in this constellation are brave warriors, often military leaders, do well with sports, and are ambitious. People also excel here in organizational leadership and are very disciplined. It bestows wealth and success for people particularly if Mars and Saturn are well-placed in people’s charts.
Special thanks to Komilla Sutton for her work on this constellation.