EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN SAGITTARIUS–TIS THE SEASON FOR JOY
The bright spot of the Christmas transits is the Sun moving into Jupiter’s sign of Sagittarius on Dec. 16th bringing expansive joy for righteous action. One can think of the Salvation Army ringing their bells every Christmas to save the world. Sun’s positive qualities are coming out with this transit in Sag. which include positive energy, fairness, impartiality, devotions to high ideals and causes, friendliness and joyfulness, fun, sincerity. Sun and Jupiter are good friends and have a 5/9 relationship between Sag. and Leo so their is a deep spiritual relationship that emerges at Christmas and an optimism that expands life with holiday cheer. It is badly needed. Leos and Aries rising do best with the transit but also Sagittarius rising if its ego does not get in the way. Taurus, Capricorn and Geminis probably have more problems with this transit as it is an 8th, 12th and 7th house from its own sign. It is mixed for others.
This year, there are no malefic aspects spoiling the transit as Saturn is in Capricorn and Rahu and Ketu and Mars are not aspecting. Using advanced astrological rules, the Sign of Sagittarius is hemmed in by malefic Saturn in Capricorn and malefic Mars and Ketu in Scorpio and this is a Papakatri or Scissors yoga and can negative impact Sagittarius rising and pull down some of the energy and create more stress for them.
The first part of the Sun’s journey is in the Nakshatra of Mula (Sag. 0-13.20) which we have discussed many timed connected to the spiritual Ketu and the goddess Niriti who liked to take apart the material and remind us of our spiritual essence. The first 3 degrees of this star are a vulnerable area Dec. 16-18, but the Sun is still exalted in the D-9, divisional chart here and can handle the transformation that it requires of the soul here. The Sun transit through Mula, (Moo’la), occupies Sagittarius (0-13.20) (Dec. 16-29 ) and this constellation is connected to digging deeply for a a bundle of roots. As Charlotte Benson, notes, the purpose of this star is to remain rooted in the physical world, while having high aspirations to achieve liberation. The goddess of this constellation is the challenging, Niritti, the demon goddess of negation and transformation. Her painful influence provokes humanity to radically change its essential nature and give the politics happening around the world , we do expect all kinds of upheavals. This constellation is ruled by Ketu who is transiting in the deeply spiritual sign of Scorpio so deep spiritual energies can happen and it’s a good time for meditation retreats. The Sun’s transit through this territory now is a bit more angry and it is no wonder that the warring factions of government are rearing their heads to roar even more.
Still, a time for holiday joy but not without some needed spiritual transformation. Good time to get your meditation and yoga in and stay rested and balance to ward off the angry snapping and seething anger that may progress by Christmas.
We are also approaching the winter solstice on Dec. 21st. This is a time when the magnetic energies of the planet are rebalancing. Time to rest more and celebrate and enjoy music and groups. The energies of the winter solstice often create workaholic energies and if you run around too much, it’s easy to get sick. Stay rested and keep your immune system strong. As we have written before, keep your immune system strong by taking Collostrom or other boosters, stay away from sugar and focus on warm and unctuous foods that reduce the Vata or air element. Enjoy your holiday season
Note : Love this Christmas tree picture which has a Ganesh on top of the tree and Buddha in the background. We all need to enjoy and celebrate the rich cultural heritages of all over the world.