EYE ON THE SKY: SUN CONJUNCT KETU JAN 16-17.
Sun is conjunct Ketu in the mean node system on Jan. 16th and in the true node system on Jan. 17th and there is usually a 3 degree orb of influence which means until Jan. 20th and the Full Moon/Lunar eclipse into Monday there will be an impact.
Sun and Ketu are both fiery planets and their conjunct will increase that element. This transit brings up a lot of rajasic energy which creates a lot of fiery energy to want to change everything. There is not enough calming satvic energy to keep one balanced. One may want to fly off the handle in all directions or lash out a boss or supervisor or loved one if you cannot reign in this energy. Drink coconut water or coconut milk to calm the fire. Channel the energy into exercise, drink calming herbal teas and stay away from spicy food which will fan the flames. Find ways to ground yourself with gentle yoga, long walks in cool woods or being near more water.
If you have this in your natal chart within 3 degrees it will be activated particularly if you have a birthday Jan. 16-19th this week. This can bring up past regrets and karma blocking living in the present moment. It could lead to loss of reputation or embarrassment if you have that natal signature in your chart and you may feel unsupported from organizations or government. It could bring up difficult energy with your father and wanting to shed past dark energy here and feelings of rejection or guilt.
This combination can bring up disappointment and unexpected problems can rear up . Have to be careful with speculation and not beat yourself up too much as inferiority complexes can manifest. Stay on top of health, fatigue, resentment, rebellion and price and physical and emotional excesses as these can all manifest from this combination. Learn to be flexible and see other points of view as stubbornness and entrenched egos can develop and watch over-work.
The lunar eclipse on Monday, Jan. 21st will climax this energy with the full moon between Moon and Cancer and Sun conjunct Ketu so the emotions arising from this eclipse will be intense around the above. See our upcoming article on the Lunar Eclipse.
Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life. If you are Capricorn or Cancer Rising of if you key planets at 0-6 degrees Capricorn and if you are in a Sun/Ketu or Ketu/Sun period, then the impact of this transit may be most marked.
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