EYE ON THE SKY: SUN IN AQUARIUS
The Sun goes into Aquarius on Feb. 12th and stays there until March 14th. The Sun is in the 7th position from Leo which is like sunset and is a weak place for it to be and because Aquarius is co-owned by Rahu and Saturn, it is not a picnic. Sun is one of the symbols or karakas for health and vitality and also for medical doctors and through the early part of March it is rather afflicted so you have to stay on top of your health with proper diet, disciplined exercise, and regular yoga. Planets are considered weak when they are 7 houses from their home and that is the case with the Sun in Aquarius and 7 houses from Leo. If you are Leo rising, the Sun may particularly feel tired and run-down.
The Sun is not without an affliction as Saturn will be conjunct it into Feb. 16th and will have a strong influence Feb. 13-19th. We have written about this in our article about Saturn combustion.
If you are Aquarius rising, Sun or Moon, it is one of the more complex rising signs. Ruled mainly by Rahu the North Node and Saturn, it is very connected to astrology, the occult sciences and healing, and biomedical research and invention. It is very connected to the occult forces ushering in new civilizations and new-thought currents. The symbol for Aquarius is the pitcher which should be empty because Aquarius is an air sign. Without any benefics like Jupiter or Venus or Mercury aspecting connected to the sign of Aquarius or its ruler, individuals born under this sign can be unhappy and sorrowful and has a lot of past karma and Aquarians born under Shatibishak nakshatra (Aquarius 6.40-19.59) have a particularly strong interest in the healing sciences and technology. Still, Aquarians are highly spiritual people who need to turn to the Divine to ease their sorrows and if this happens, a lot of their heavy burdens are lightened. By nature, they are interested in liberation because Saturn owns the 1st and the 12th house.
Aquarians are very intelligent and often interested in astrology with Mercury owning the 5th and 8th house and Mercury transiting through Aquarius now until early April will promote deep philosophical inquiry and movement toward studying astrology.
The Sun moves into the constellation of Satabhishak on Feb. 19th-March 5th connected to Rahu and the constellation of 100 physicians so it is a time for healing. While this constellation is good for technology and invention, I find this transit difficult as it can bring up more irritation toward the government so not a time to mouth back to a police officer around a traffic violation. People born with this configuration may suffer from low self-esteem and not being reliable and may over-compensate making the ego and the Sun out of balance. They may suffer from not living up to their own high standards.
This is an emotional churning of the transit that can lead us to adopt unhealthy habits and poor eating routines and indulging in abuse substances (like sugar) to deal with the emotions. Rahu is fiery in Aries and it will bring up the desire to compete and can get a bit violent. . When the Sun is in Rahu’s nakshatra it channels Rahu’s energy and creates a planetary association. Be aware that an afflicted Sun by Rahu can create more excitable and restless and agitated emotional energy. You will have to calm it down with yoga, calming herbal teas, coconut water and coconut milk, and staying away from spicy foods.
This will lead to imbalances in the emotional body and one will seeks some way to placate oneself and so we reach for some sugar or some other substances that are not good for you. This may create emotional eating and can lead create disease and imbalance in the body. Be aware. Take immune system boosters like Colustrum and echinacea, olive leaf extract, Vitamin C and Vitamin D, and zinc to boost your immune systems and rest more, and do not stay up too late.
Find healthy ways to release energy with yoga, meditation, and exercise, or yelling at the top of your lungs in an empty car while you are driving. If you cannot release then there may be a tendency to overwork, overeat or stay up late binging watching 13 episodes of your favorite series on Netflix and this will get you out of balance.
As always, we try to write general forecasts for the populace but transits are 20% of prediction and subject to the larger cycles you are running. Reading charts is like reading DNA strands and people are so unique. If you need a reading or update and what is going on, visit our website.
The Sun moves into the constellation of Purvabhardrapada (Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) (March 5-17) and the Sun/ Jupiter association always promotes optimism and confidence and good feeling. Still it is a troubling and complex and dark energy and can bring up sexual addictions if you have not learned to channel your energy upward toward spirituality.
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