The weakness, corruption and decay revealed throughout the summer is begging to be broken apart, cleansed and transmuted; if that has not already begun after possibly painful breakups, disappointments or other means of creating separation, be ready for things to move, ready or not. We are coming to a time where the desires of the individual will need to be balanced and integrated with the needs of the collective. Some will gain and some will lose, but a new point of balance is in the works. Where the Sun travels, light comes into dark corners and the pests that hide in the cracks will be forced out of their comfort zones.
While the Sun and Saturn are going head-to-head, Jupiter presides as the judge, Mercury is present to witness and record while Ketu perennially is present to break apart the illusion of material entrapment. However this plays out on a collective level or on an individual basis, we may be forced to accept responsibility for how we have contributed to the corruption that so readily repulses us.
As Mercury moves out of Scorpio on December 25, Mars moves in, which creates a very interesting shape in the South Indian chart style. This shape holds through mid-January and you can see it in the graphic below that depicts the annular solar eclipse on Christmas. The shape reminds me of an arrow, in which the planet Rahu is the fletching, the grouping of planets in Sagittarius is the arrow's tip and Venus and Mars flanking either side of the grouping of planets are the barbs of the arrows.
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While there may not be ancient astrological meaning to this configuration per se, the visual does pull into mind the symbol of Sagittarius, which is an arrow, a symbol that is also associated with a few of the nakshatras. Mars in Scorpio is acting as a backup energy or support system for the planets gathered under the spotlight in Sagittarius, just as Venus in Capricorn is creating a supportive energy on the other side.
The pressure cooker environment caused by the combination of planets therein at the moment is being managed by Mars on one side and Venus on the other; both are well placed and could be the saving grace for the current times. Even after the critical moment passes, Mars will be remaining in his own sign of Scorpio through the first week of February. This may be an indication of a period of focused effort, reorganization or accounting of resources while bravely facing problems that require us to dig deep and stand strong. Depending upon your whereabouts this annular solar eclipse will either occur on December 25 or 26 and it will either be visible or not.
In US Mountain time zone, the eclipse happens at around pm, which means that we couldn't see the eclipse of the Sun as it is below the horizon. The path of eclipse visibility runs through Saudi Arabia, South India and Indonesia, but eclipses tend to make a mark even on regions that may not be witnessing the eclipse.
In this case we are having a solar eclipse, which happens during a new Moon, when the Moon passes in front of the Sun from the Earth's perspective, temporarily obscuring the sunlight. These three planets make up the group of the light-giving, positive, sattwic planets. They are also sitting in the nakshatra Mula, lorded by the planet Ketu and the goddess of destruction, Nirriti. And they are surrounded!
Ketu's energy is known to block or obstruct materially but to liberate spiritually, so depending upon one's desires, this could be favorable or utterly frustrating. In the early degrees of Sagittarius is energetic Mercury, our source of exchanges, communication, learning, markets, somewhat outside the orb of the eclipse shadow but close enough to be included in the equation.
In the late degrees of Sagittarius sits Saturn, causing pressure and urging detachment, preparing to shift signs. The idea behind eclipses is that a shadow descends upon that which we count on to light our way.
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This obstruction forces us inward, to draw upon our inner resources to calm and guide us through darkness and difficulty. It will be profound to witness the temporary loss of the comfort and warmth of the Sun's light, the Moon's compassion and Jupiter's guidance. This shocking experience when channelled toward an expanded understanding helps us to gain perspective about how to manage our minds and spirits as they move through the material world.
For when the light returns and the shadow recedes, we have a newfound understanding of our purpose due to the struggle of maintaining perspective when the lights go away.
Mercury Transit: Know The Effect Of Planet Mercury
This eclipse seems to mark a turning point for many as we surrender to circumstances, root down into our anchor points and fully let go of that which is actually begging to become free. The chart below shows the planets configured in the sky at the moment of eclipse. Rahu is in the upper right corner Gemini with the grouping of six planets in Sagittarius in the lower left corner. The signs on either side of Sagittarius are holding Venus and Mars. The arrow is drawn back in the bow. The eclipse is that moment where all stops as we focus on our targets.
When the shadows clear, the time to let fly will come. Where are you pointing your arrow? As ponderous Saturn prepares to change signs in January, we may want to reflect back on the previous transit of Saturn through Capricorn to understand how Saturn will affect our personal horoscopes. There will be other factors that also affect how this plays out for us, such as the transits of the other slow moving planets like Jupiter and the nodal axis, Rahu north node of the Moon and Ketu south node of the Moon.
Prior to that, there was a short, three-month preview when Saturn entered Capricorn March 20, and retreated back to Sagittarius on June 21, Just as the upcoming transit may imply, with Saturn transiting his own sign of Capricorn, there is a general benefit in having a content, well-placed Saturn that will aid us in laying foundations, building slowly and carefully and leaving behind the trappings that do not serve our goals. In , Jupiter will also be in occupation of his own sign, Sagittarius and by September , we will also see Ketu in Scorpio, a sign that he considers home.
Some general applications of transits on birth chart
These factors combined make for a positive outlook for , with the realization that new forms emerge from the ashes of the defunct. One exercise you can do is to review the historical events of and , which may spark memories of personal experiences that occurred during that time. Wikipedia Wikipedia When Shani moved into Capricorn in , Rahu was also placed there, with Ketu placed in Cancer, the sign opposite to Capricorn. Combinations of Rahu and Saturn can tend to break things apart and destabilize in general; with this happening in Saturn's own sign of Capricorn, we may have seen a controlled and slow process, such as the ending of the cold war and the breaking apart of the Soviet Union during this time.
This pattern held between December — April and could have been the most dynamic part of the Saturn transit through Capricorn at the beginning of the s.
From April — November , while Saturn plodded through Capricorn, the nodal axis moved so that Rahu was placed in Sagittarius and Ketu was placed in Gemini; this was perhaps a less stable addition to Saturn in Capricorn. Bill Clinton was elected president in November , during a year when Bosnia went to a devastating war over independence and hurricanes mowed over both Kauai and Florida. From November — May , the nodal axis again shifted, moving in reverse zodiacal order naturally, with Rahu in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus. This would have colored the last six months of Saturn in Capricorn, from November — March and would have perhaps been a relatively more stable period, although it could be argued that Rahu placed in Scorpio and Ketu in Taurus are not in the best disposition.
Bringing in the Jupiter factor, which balances out the contraction of Saturn with his expansive nature, adds more to the story. When Saturn entered Capricorn, joining Rahu in December of , Jupiter was also in occupation of Cancer, the opposite sign, in exaltation and joining Ketu, the south node of the Moon.
This conjunction of Jupiter and Ketu was quite positive, lasting from April — August Jupiter moved out of Saturn's gaze and into Leo from August — September During that time of Saturn maintaining his place in Capricorn, Rahu — Ketu was in Sagittarius — Gemini, perhaps marking this section as the least stable time during that last Saturn in Capricorn transit. An exciting election was brewing in the US at that time. Jupiter moved into Virgo in September , which made for some good complementary action with Saturn during his last six months in Capricorn.
Remember, Saturn says slow and Jupiter says grow, so when working in concert, stable forward progress is possible. With Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo, both planets were especially favorable for the signs of Capricorn and Pisces during that time.
Reviewing the events of the last transit of Saturn through Capricorn may be helpful in making decisions about how to go forward in the next few years. It is likely that the domains of life that thrived or suffered during that last transit will be similarly affected during the upcoming transit, of course with the understanding that each horoscope is also on its own schedule of planetary and sign periods that combine with the planetary weather to shape our individual paths.
We will explore the relationships of Saturn, Jupiter and the nodal axis as we venture forth into the next calendar year. Joyous holiday greetings to all! Thank you for tuning in to my monthly forecast! If you live in the western hemisphere mostly the Americas you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.
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