EYE ON ASTROLOGY: KALA SARPA YOGA IN TRANSIT
It has been very intense in the world lately with Covid and politics but unfortunately, that will soon go a bit into warp speed until early May with the Kala Sarpa Yoga in transit.
Dec. 31-Jan. 13th
Jan. 27-Feb. 9th
Feb. 23-March 9th
March 23-April 5th
April 18-April 24th
Kala Sarpa yoga is when Rahu and Ketu contain all the planets between them inclusively in the zodiac but a single planet going out of the axis, negates it. You count from Ketu and end with Rahu so when the moon is Scorpio until it gets past Rahu in Taurus every 2 weeks, we are in Kala Sarpa yoga as Sun, Mercury, Mars, Venus Saturn, and Jupiter are all contained between Ketu and Rahu and even the outer planets, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto are contained. When the Mercury transits into Taurus on April 24th then the Kala Sarpa Yoga in transit will end.
So between Dec. 31-Jan. 13th a and every two weeks when the moon is in early Scorpio and early Taurus, all the planets are hemmed in between Rahu in Taurus and Ketu in Scorpio it will be operating. The yoga first got set up on Dec. 31st when Moon went beyond Ketu.
While not normally included, Pluto and Neptune, and Uranus are also part of this combination which would impact the sense of world gloom as the outer planets impact the world more.
You know which configuration is true because your solar plexus will go into warp speed and you will have a lot of male and solar energy to push forth your agenda and bowl people away during the Kala Sarpa time or you will become a wallflower and just let things happened and feel victimized and be stuck in not being able to do much. For now, when the moon moves beyond Rahu into Jan. 13th, the first two week period will kick in. I feel that the more passive period is operating now with the Moon between late Taurus and Libra.
Kal means time and Sarpa means snake and the yoga or special planetary combination refers to the subconscious caught in its rope of karma, unable to pull free. The impact of this transit which is running every two weeks now between now and May 2nd is the psychological impact of being caught in destiny–kind of like a nightmare that you cannot extract yourself from but desperately want to wake up from. The analogy falls short but it is kind of like a lot of intense things keep happening and hard to prevent from happening. In the US this will intensify vaccine disputes and surprises around the Deep State and corruption in the US through early May. This is also because of the combined impact of the Saturn/Uranus square and many other factors the first 4 months of the year. Things do get better in May.
If you have this combination in your natal chart, it could be felt strongly every two weeks starting Dec. 31st – Jan. 13th into late April and particularly if you are running Rahu or Ketu periods on the first few levels of your dashas. Some people may not notice it at all. It is thought that after Rahu ripens around age 42, the impact of this yoga is not felt as much.
In natal charts, this does not impede success but can create a lot of trials. Nelson Mandela, Paul McCarthy, Harrison Ford and George Bush and Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Regan all had this in their natal charts and they paid their price on a deep psychological level.
The karmic access involved depends on what houses Taurus and Scorpio represent in your life. For example, if you are Scorpio or Taurus rising, then the 1st house of self and the 7th house of relationship are impacted. If you are Leo rising, then conflicts between home and work may be impacted with the 4th and 10th nodal axis.
So there are mitigating impacts if the natal chart lords of Rahu (Venus) and Ketu (Mars) are strong and well-placed or in Transit. Also, Jupiter can come to the rescue in the natal chart or in or in transit as Jupiter will transit into Satabhishaka (Aquarius 6.40-20.00) Jan. 2nd-March 18th and will positively support Rahu. Jupiter’s transit to Rahu will help soften the situation a bit but it may seem particularly intense when we will have a lot of planets in Capricorn at times during the transit and Mars and Venus stay closely together for months in transit.
The bright side of this yoga is that it can make people industrious, hard-working and aware of one’s talents despite continual restlessness. Still with the wrong placement, it can lead to betrayals from friends and relatives if the 2nd and 11th houses are impacted which would be the case for Virgo and Aries rising.
Again, the transits will trigger the yoga particularly if you are born with this combination in your natal chart and you are running a Rahu or Ketu period. This yoga happened for many people born in the summer of 1954 and it may be reactivated strongly. Many will not notice it but it is still an intense time for the world.
The Rahu /Ketu emphasis from Scorpio/Taurus will also favor rises in mundane matters and will greatly affect the political scene. The natural 2nd house of Taurus where finance and banking are connected as well as food supply and restaurants and Scorpio is the natural place of the Deep State, secret societies, and sexual secrets. Will the truth about the CIA and the FBI and their impact on running the show come out? Then we get a shift in the axis as Rahu goes into Aries and Ketu in Libra into early April.
The bright side of this yoga is discussed by my friend, Juliana Swanson of Astral-Harmony when she writes about it:
“This combination can tend to remind us of what is missing in our lives, that which is needed to find more harmony and balance. This dynamic can have an all or nothing flavor to it. Key words are “intense, sensitive, extreme, fixated, or obsessive.”
Again, donate and help people in need, do your spiritual practices, and turn to spirituality during this time. This yoga can be a wake-up call that all the material success or frustration cannot satisfy the intense longing for the Divine and it could propel you deeper in your search and ultimately is a good thing. For consultations sign up on under the Consultation Tab at www.appliedvedicastrology.com
(Special thanks to Komilla Sutton and B V Raman and Juliana Swanson for their discourses on this subject.)
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