MARS OPPOSITION SATURN: PEAKING INTO JULY 20TH
Saturn opposes Mars at 12 degrees Leo into July 22nd and the impact of that opposition will be felt strongly mid-month creating indecision and frustration in moving forward. Saturn wants to slow Mars down and create restraints and rules which never go well with Mars. If you are ruled by Mars or Scorpio rising, good month to do remedial mantras and chants listed below.
Mars in Leo can have an inflated ego like our favorite President Donald Trump who has Mars in Leo at 3 degrees. Saturn in Aquarius wants us to be structured and responsible and does not want Mars to be a loose canon. If you remember high school, where you threw gum and other assorted childhood relics at your teacher you were exerting your power and adolescent ego. And of course, you remember your stern teacher’s response when she sent you to discipline at the principal and made you feel worthless. With the Rahu aspect still, there could be a bit of wild energy coming and so watch out on the road for those crazy drivers and avoid doing anything daredevil to prove your prowess.
If you feel anger coming up, let it go and find a way to release it through exercise, screaming in an empty room, or extra meditation. If the anger and frustration are not released, it could lead to an accident or injury so be careful. The Moon will be in Leo on July 20-21st and this will be a trigger point for those emotions so do plenty of extra meditation this week.
Mars is still connected to Ketu through the nakshatra exchange which brings up regrets about the past and Ketu is in Mars’s Nakshatra of Chitra. This rare exchange of nakshatras creates fear of violence or brings up subconscious tendencies for accident or injury. The remedy is to dig deep into Mars’ courage and in the ability to transform and be more in your power over the next three weeks and stay alert while driving and around the house and continue to do the Warrior pose to stimulate the third eye and your sense of alertness. Stay rested so that you are not sleeping and fail to see potential problems.
REMEDIES FOR MARS/SATURN
You can also honor Lord Hanuman by chanting the Hanuman Chalisa or listening to it with devotion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AETFvQonfV8
Mars is the natural 8th house lord and Saturn is the Karaka of the 8th house. So chanting the mantra “Aum Namo Bhagavate Rudraya” can help to deal with this energy.
Take a commitment to write mantras like “Aum Namah Shivaya” or “Aum Namo Narayana” or any of your favorite mantras every day for a minimum of 40 days or chant aloud.