EYE ON THE SKY: MARS KETU IN A 6/8 RELATIONSHIP: DEALING WITH ANGER
Mars has an 6th house aspect exactly onto Ketu this weekend (150 degrees) and Saturn still has a 270 degree square aspect to Ketu with in about 5 degrees with retrograde Saturn about 25 degrees. . When these angles are exact with Mars and Ketu , there is still is a strong impact even if we normally do not consider these angles with Mars and Ketu. . Normally this is not an important aspect but anything with the nodes and Mars and Saturn is a bit intense. The 6/8 relationship between Mars/Ketu is not exactly great. If you have planets around 20 degrees Libra or Aries or 20 degrees Taurus or Scorpio, it may feel particularly intense if you are in a Mars or Ketu period.
There can be a sense of anger and frustration with this combination between Mars and Saturn. Stay calm and drink herbal teas and calm the fire element by drinking coconut water and avoid very spicy foods. The tendency will be to lash out in anger if you feel frustrated by find a way to kindly say what needs to be said without a charge otherwise the confrontation could spoil a relationship.
This is one of the more intense events of the year particularly because Mars and Ketu aspects can trigger terrorism, violence and rioting and war. In fact Mars/Ketu conjunction in Sagittarius in 2001 was when the the trade towers went down. Not to worry as Jupiter the lord of the US chart for Sagittarius is in Pisces and is strong even if Mars in Taurus has an 8th house aspect to that sign but the US ascendant is around 5 degrees and Mars is closer to 20 degrees.
On a personal level, the connection between Mars and Ketu means that you cannot let anger be repressed or it will explode in a verbal or physical attack. Exercise is a good way to work of this energy but also just let it out by screaming in your empty house. Continue to be 100% focused when doing physical activity and driving as unexpressed anger can rear its ugly head. We have seen too many reports of accidents and injuries already. Stay alert, let the energy out and use to help others in need. You need to focus on one thing at a time so if you driving or working with power tools or even walking up and down stairs so be 100% present and focuses in everything you do over the next two weeks. The warrior pose in yoga is a good balance pose for activating the third eye nakshatra and alertness in activity. Mars/Ketu conjunction will impact you most if you have that signature in your natal chart, if you have key planets at 20 Taurus or Libra and if you are Scorpio or Aries rising or Libra or Taurus rising and if you are in Mars/Ketu or Ketu /Mars period in your dashas.
. Remember you usually need a natal signature in your chart, a difficult dasha combination and a key transit to key planets in your chart to trigger something major so do not worry about stuff and if you have those combinations, see a professional astrologer to prescribe mantras and yagyas but just being on top of your meditation and yoga and chanting is often good enough. With Mars/Ketu combinations there can be dangers from fire or electricity or surgery if you are running a Mars/Ketu or Ketu/Mars cycle and your ascendant is Taurus rising or Capricorn rising. Still the transit will foster courage and boldnesss in politics. More truth will come out
On the positive side, for Aries rising and Scorpio rising, you will be most affected by this transit and it can increase intuition and for Aries rising, it can increase spirituality and a desire to go inward and withdraw from the world. If you do not have the luxury for long meditation courses or being a recluse, then you will have to get your active button in gear. . END OF PART 1
DEALING WITH ANGER FROM MARS/KETU:
If you watch small kids in a playground, they get angry, fully express it and then go back to being normal in five minutes. Anger is a natural emotion that is often an expression of an unfulfilled desire. Kids are great about it but we tend to repress our anger until it explodes and that is dangerous and can lead to violence and accidents fires and burns when it is not expressed.
With Mars/Ketu aspects , we are going to have to master the slow burn or get burned. On the highest level Mars/Ketu can create frustration and tension around legal, political or religious activity As we have said before, use the anger to do charity work and channel the energy into positive social service rather than raging at things that you cannot control.
This conjunction challenges us to be happy with our own power and leadership and this may be the case particularly among women so express it now if it comes up. This conjunction supports mathematics and engineering so time to go deep into invention mode. For Scorpio and Aries rising, it will foster spiritual experience and intuition as Ketu is the most spiritual planet. Time for a meditation retreat or extra spiritual practice. Other activity may be frustrating.
When political anger comes up write leaders, do posts on Facebook or call your Congressperson. In the extreme, this aspect can lead to accidents, fires, burns and explosions if the energy is not released. Be careful around your home and while driving. . Even if you are alert, others may not be.
The bright side of the aspect of Mars is that is forcing us to face our unconscious fears and repressed angers and look at them and transform them.
Usually yoga and exercise are good to get things moving but be gentle on yourself as too much will increase the air element or vata and create more anxiety. Also just use the Nike slogan, “Just do it,” to get moving as Mars/Ketu can create very sluggish and lazy energy and its hard to get started.
Anyway, like Forrest Gump reminds us, life is a box of chocolates: there are some with sweet cream fillings and some with hard nuts that you have to chew carefully. Express your emotions in a healthy manner and do not let the Ketu steal your winter joy. Help others and donate to your favorite charities. So many in need.