Mars in Capricorn
There is also a tight conjunction of Exalted Mars and Ketu occurring in Capricorn right now and into the next few weeks. Mars and Ketu will be in exact degrees on June 13th. There is a lot of heat and power in earthy Capricorn right now. Volcanoes are likely.
Mars is the warrior planet and Ketu brings restructuring. Expect sudden changes and unexpected events. Explosive actions, emotions and choices can happen. Stay grounded, be methodical and avoid rash decisions and choices. Notice if you are pushing or forcing outcomes. Slow and steady wins the race- and prevents burns. Channel this powerful energy into positive, life supportive change. Align your action steps with your dharmic path and that which sustains and supports.
Mars is in its sign of exaltation now. Normally a two month transit, Mars will be in this earthy sign for six months! (May to November) During this transit he will move through Capricorn with the restructuring planet Ketu, retrograde on June 26th, then go direct on August 27th, to finish out the journey on November 5th.
Mars is powerful and transformational in this transit and will be especially influential for those who are heavily influenced by Mars natally.
As the warrior planet, Mars is an effective action taker and doer. This transit will bring a surge of power and energy- for better or worse! Be mindful of your actions, choices and decisions. Acknowledge your anger, power and force. Are you using this in a life supportive way? Mars is the karma yogi and can support you in carrying out your dharmic path. Align with his support to get positive results.
The negative side of Mars is warlike and combative. He can be aggressive and forceful, making rash decisions with unfortunate side effects. Watch the rajasic tendency over the coming months. Avoid spicey foods, excess caffeine and stimulants. Try not to overwork or get lost in your goals. Align with your deeper intentions and don't lose sight of the bigger picture.
This cycle is excellent for clarifying goals and desires, taking bold action and stepping into your power and purpose. Put action behind your dharmic desires. Move into right relationship with your path and focus your direction. Be clear and direct. Aim higher and ask for more. Just don't forget to readjust along the way if necessary!
The conjunction of Mars and Ketu will bring restructuring to the tenacity of Mars over the coming months. Watch for sudden outbursts of anger, destructive tendencies and getting lost in the moment. Taking time for rest and rejuvenation will be essential. Workaholic tendencies will need to be tempered with unplugging, meditation, rest and relaxation. Unleash your adventurous nature and try not to get stuck or stagnant in your approach. If you aren't getting the results you want, readjust and try something new.
On a global level, let's hope that the juvenile warlike behavior being displayed in our leadership, doesn't turn into rash behavior that brings dire consequences. Anything we can do to voice our desires for peace should be expressed loudly and clearly!
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury has moved out of its own sign of Gemini and into sidereal Cancer, joining Rahu and Venus here. Ketu and exalted Mars give their gaze. Mercury represents the mind or mental body as well as all things communications, creativity and commerce. Mercury in Cancer (which is ruled by the Moon) causes some tension between mind and emotions. Can you decipher what is thought and what is feeling?
As Mercury touches the shadow node Rahu in the coming months, the mind intensifies. Ketu and exalted Mars add extra intensity and sudden shifts, actions and choices.
The Mental body may not be clear and could feel shadowed, overwhelmed and disconnected during this transit. Watch for intensified mental body illusions, uncertainty, cravings and strong desires. Temper sudden changes with grounded, sound choices and decisions. The imaginal may feel out of control. Emotional body waves may strengthen. Stay grounded in the body as much as possible. Use breath and movement to get out of the mind. Meditate and spend time in nature. Green and water will go along way to soothe the mind. Keep the mind cool.
In this cycle, seek deeper nourishment and honor your needs for comfort, safety and stability. Home, heart, mother, land and property matters may fluctuate and force your attention. Work on your trust issues and strengthen the connection with your heart. Get out of the mind and into the wisdom of your emotional body.
Mercury Transits are usually less than a month, however this transit is extra long due to Mercury's retrograde motion. Just as Mercury touches the edge of Cancer at 29 degrees on July 25th, he will retrograde back through Cancer until August 18th. Mercury will then be direct, finishing up this transit in Cancer on September 2nd.
Notice where Cancer lives in your Jyotish chart. What house is this? These are the themes Mercury will highlight for you in the coming two months. Remember that Rahu intensifies whatever he touches. The mind will need your gentleness in the coming days. Focus on finding the Middle Way and release cravings and desires.
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October 30th: New Moon in Libra and Swati Nakshatra + Diwali
October 31st: Mars in Capricorn, exalted
November 6th: DST ends in USA + Venus moves to Sagittarius
November 8th: Election day in USA + Mercury moves to Scorpio
November 14th: Full Moon in Aries and Krittika Nakshatra
November 15th: Sun moves to Scorpio
November 28th: Mercury moves to Sagittarius
November 29th: New Moon in Scorpio and Anuradha Nakshatra
Mars in Capricorn
On October 31st at 20:35 MDT, Mars moves to his exaltation sign, Capricorn, until December 11th. This begins many fiery days ahead, with potent action oriented expression, as the warrior planet steps into his most powerful sign. There is much movement in the weeks ahead. The intention and driving force is nourishment and attaining the nectar of life. However, this process must be done with balance and attention to integration and harmony. If there is imbalance within physical, mental, emotional or spiritual bodies, challenges, pain and hardship will arrive. Suffering is optional. Pay close attention to your inner aggression and force. At the same time, notice where you are resisting the nourishment you crave.
Gains come when you honor your dark, hidden desires. Lean into your fear more closely. Align with this resistance and keep moving closer to your pain. Keep peeling back layer by layer, to expose your needs more fully. Without moving closer to your terror, you are missing out on the deep nourishment and satisfaction you crave.
The heart seeks stability, grounding and focus. It needs integration, balance and co-creation. It wants to heal old pain and darkness. It wants your hidden grief to come to the light. Will you lean closer to it, in order for it to touch your conscious awareness? You want depth and pleasure, connection and pure relationship. How will you connect with this feeling unless your your heart is pure? Purify, clarify, release all that is stagnant within the chambers of your heart. Seek receptivity, openness and more life force energy. As you clean and clear, release and liberate yourself, an immense power can be released from within. Channel this power in effective and dharmic ways in order for maximum gains.
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Venus in Sagittarius
Just before midnight on November 6th, Venus moves to a new friends' sign, leaping into the tricky gandanta (gap) between watery Scorpio and fiery Sagittarius. This transit lasts just under a month, until December 2nd. As Venus arrives in Mula nakshatra, expect change and turmoil with all things Venus related- money, relationships, comforts, women, creativity, the arts and commodities. The entire constellation of Mula is considered a gandanta, a gap, that provokes challenges, uprooting and change. As planets pass through this nakshatra, an inevitable transformation takes place with the indications of that planet. Mula is infamous for chaos, calamity, uprooting and imbalance, as well as adharma- that which is against dharma. At the same time, Mula can also bring great depth and spirituality, but often due to navigating hardship and challenge. Venus moves through Mula for the first 12 days of this transit and won't shift to Purvashada until November 18th. This is a delicate time- as transitions are taking place. Deepen your intentions and resolve. Clarify your purpose and needs. Take right action towards dharma; notice where you are derailing yourself and meeting your own self sabotage.
The transit of Venus through Sagittarius will take a certain mental body strength and determination. The overall theme of this cycle is balance and integration- but through mental body channels. It's time to clean up the mind, the stories, illusions and imaginal realms that leave you in lack and misfortune. This is an opportunity to lean closer to challenges and seek the resources within them. A way to heal and transform hardship and turn it into support, guidance and wisdom. Take your lemons and make lemonade.
The heart is tender and soft, while relationships are passionate and fiery. Calm aggression and agitation by leaning closer to your heart wisdom. Listen carefully to your needs- for safety, support, holding and harmony. What is the deepest need you can find? How can you release and let go of fear and inner violence? The aggression towards the self? The aggression that gets transmitted to others as a result? Find the stillness. This is where your power, strength, courage and wisdom resides. Keep moving closer to your soft center. Lean in to you pain and struggles and seek compassion and loving kindness- for yourself and others.
The unavoidable changes of this Venus cycle provoke challenges with all things Venus. Women and your relationships will feel the most impact. This will not a comfortable ride for many.
In the coming days, stay closely connected to your needs, to heart and to your emotional body wisdom. Notice where you are disconnecting from your self, rather than staying close to home, to Self and spirit. What actions and choices need to be removed once and for all?
Stay away from excess sugar, intoxicants, alcohol, foods and choices that keep you disconnected. Be mindful of old addictive patterns and behaviors that may return at this time to sabotage your forward momentum.
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Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury shifts into Scorpio on November 8th at 11:54, for roughly three weeks. His fairly quick transit through the sign of depth and inner awareness, also brings a connection to Saturn at the same time. Mental body meets physical body, so it will be important to stay as resourced from your body wisdom as possible- for grounding, stabilizing and integration. This combination of Mercury and Saturn can increase mental worry, grief and fear. Look closely at these parts of your mind and work diligently to attend to and release the struggles and pains they provide. The fear is not the problem- it's your relationship with the fear that matters. Much learning can take place while attending to the mental body- stories, the imaginal, thoughts and perceptions. Track the mind carefully and lean in closer with compassion and loving-kindness. The mind will be your teacher in the coming weeks, attend to these challenges thoughtfully. The Sun continues to be weak and vulnerable until the 16th, which impacts the mind intimately. Mercury is the prince, whereas the Sun is the King. When the king is weak, so is the prince. This is a time to be inwardly focused and do necessary self development work. Just as seasonal cleanses are important for the physical body, use this time to detox and clear out the mind and emotions as well.
Full Moon in Aries
The November Full Moon is both vulnerable and dynamic. Moon will be transiting Aries and Krittika nakshatra at the time of the full Moon on November 14th at 06:52 am MDT. Beginnings arrive as Moon passes through the first sign of the zodiac, while Krittika nakshatra brings transformation, alchemical changes and fiery transitions. There is a potent co-creative energy taking place in the cycle to come. An interdependence and interdependence arrives with self and others. This supports passion, creativity, strength and clarity of purpose.
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Sun in Scorpio
Sun moves to Scorpio on November 15th at 17:24, bringing more light and strength with it. However, this will translate as more inner light and strength due to the depth and mysticism of Scorpio. Turn your focus inward and deepen your awareness. Shine your light within. Sun joins Mercury and Saturn here, which is challenging for both Saturn and Sun as they are not friendly towards each other. The Sun purifies all that it touches, through heat, fire and agni. Saturn is old, slow and cold. He is set in his ways and requires steady, consistent steps in order for progress to be made. This opposes the forceful and powerful energy of the Sun. The challenge will be integrating the hard parts of yourself this month, the pieces that are stubborn, resistant, and that which refuses to change within your personal mythology. This process will require you are willing to bravely look at parts of yourself that have been hidden and in the dark far too long. Sun will shine the light. Will you be willing to see?
At the same time, this is a potent cycle to step towards your passions and purpose with more dedication, enthusiasm and authenticity. Moon is exalted in Rohini nakshatra just as Sun shifts into Scorpio. Don't discount the immense creative powers available to you during the cycle ahead. The old must be released, in order to make space for the new. What are you clearing out and letting go of? What are you consciously filling this space with?
Mercury in Sagittarius
Just as the month comes to a close, Mercury transits into Sagittarius and into Mula nakshatra for an extended stay on November 28th. The entire transit will last until February 3rd, an unusually lengthy dance of forward and backwards for this swift moving planet. Mercury will retrograde on December 19th for roughly three weeks, until January 8th. This prolongs his stay in the fiery sign of Sagittarius, who is fortunately a friend. Retrograde planets increase the strength of the planet and its indications, expressing themselves more as the nodes do- with excess, confusion and intensity.
As Mercury arrives in Sagittarius at the end of November, he also lands in Mula Nakshatra. This constellation is notorious for sparking change, transition, release and uprooting. As the planets continue to move through this portion of the sky (Sun next, then Saturn in the first part of 2017) inevitable shifts take place. Mercury will be in Mula for a lengthy stay in the coming months, moving in and out of this challenging gandanta of change. Mercury will leave Mula for the first time on December 8th, but will return on December 28th for over three weeks, until January 21st of 2017. The dance of Mercury in and out of Mula, will provoke deep mental body changes and challenges in the coming months. This is a powerful opportunity for uprooting old, outdated personal mythology with all things Mercury. This includes communication, connections, commerce, business, money, creativity, writing, computers and all resources of connection.
This transit of Mercury impacts the mental body, the mind, stirring a change process that impacts relationships, money, the feminine and creative powers. The cycle ahead supports change towards nourishment, fluidity and ease. An ability to arrive in the love and stay oriented towards the heart is possible- with courage and commitment. Get clear on what works for you and what doesn't. Communicate your needs authentically and purposefully, but through loving kindness. Work towards clarity with your inner authority and notice when you go against your needs out of fear or a misuse of your power.
Use this cycle to step into your creative powers more fully and bring more beauty into your home and heart. Seek balance- inner and outer. Move closer to your emotional body and deepen your feminine wisdom. Say yes to integration of fluidity and structure. Find your middle ground. Land and reconnect.
New Moon in Scorpio
Just as the month comes to a close, the Moon empties. On November 29th at 05:18 Mountain Standard Time, the new Moon arrives in Scorpio and Anuradha nakshatra. Moon is debilitated and sits with Sun and Saturn in the sign of depth, transformation and the hidden realms. Debilitated Moon turns inward, softens the expression of the Moon and requests deep contemplation. This coming waxing cycle brings changes in creativity and courage while the passion of the heart strengthens and awakens convictions and empowerment.
More details about the new Moon coming soon in my November New Moon Wisdom.
Aries: It’s a powerful time for career as your planet of luck, Mars, is exalted in your 10th house this month. Take action with clarity, focus, determination and commitment. Some release of old fears clears as a new stability arrives. Trust your steps. Meanwhile, Sun is debilitated in your relationship house until mid month, which asks you to be steady, gentle and inward, more than outward. Relationships may prove challenging, confrontational, harsh and unsupportive in the coming weeks. Address your deeper needs and notice what your heart is truly asking for. Allow relationships, children and clients to truly awaken you. What do you need? What are they mirroring to you? Everything that arrives is a mirror of the self. Enjoy the November full Moon in Aries!
Taurus: Continue seeking the stability and support you deeply crave and yearn for- especially in your relationships. There is a powerful transformation taking place on this level for you this month. Get clearer about your needs and requirements with self and others so that you can express and communicate these needs more authentically and fully. There is healing taking place with your needs and a release of past hurts. Uproot and let go of the past. Shine the light on your dark places and lean in closer to your pain. It’s the only way you’ll be able to fully confront the challenges you are feeling. As you release, deepen your intentions for what you are inviting in. Give to others what you seek.
Gemini: Relationships and romance get your focus this month, requesting clarity, communication and creativity. You are working on releasing and healing some very old grief and pain. Your digestion is working over time to let the past go. Do everything you can to support your stomach, the release process and constipated grief sitting in your gut. Exalted Mars in your 8th house forces the issue and is blatant about making you confront your pain, challenges, illusions and past. Debilitated Sun in your 5th house requests gentleness and softness with children, romance, clients and your own power. If you’re forcing, you’re missing the messages. Let your heart guide you and allow its wisdom to support your journey of awakening. Lean in to your emotions and the stories they provoke.
Cancer: Passion is alive in your 7th house of relationships as Mars moves through its exaltation sign. This can have powerfully positive effects on relationships or very challenging and aggressive tendencies. There may be disappointments or overly high expectations with others right now. You’ll certainly be confronting your inner challenges and anger. What are the needs not being met? What do you need for more trust, safety and security? As Sun moves through its debilitation sign in your 4th house of emotions, heart and home, there’s softening and an inward pull. This requires your attention and intention. Honor your needs for soft, gentle landings. Notice where you are being aggressive with yourself, where you are in battle with yourself. Seek resolution, integration and harmony.
Leo: The self is still in shadow and illusion with Rahu in the first. Life and direction likely feels confusing and uncertain. Emotions may feel stuck and burdensome as you navigate very old grief and pain. It’s a radical time of confrontation and healing as Mars exalts in your 6th house of conflict and bad habits. Look directly at your challenges and hurts. Some of this pain is yours and some of it is very old, ancestral suffering that you need to let go of once and for all. Debilitated Sun in your 3rd house is challenging to your courage right now, but lean in any way. Soften through creativity, hands and vulnerability. Channel this softness into your dharmic work. Find new angles, new approaches to your offerings. Open new pathways and surrender to the transformation.
Virgo: You are learning and growing so much right now. Learning how to stabilize and ground, while deepening your relationship with self and others. The heart awakens this month and requests that you look closely at your needs- especially in regard to relationships. Integrate and harmonize self with others and notice where you’re not in right-relationship with either. Mars exalted in your 5th house increases passion, purpose and power. Courage is strong right now, but being in alignment with your action steps is crucial for balance and stability. Sun is debilitated in your 2nd house of nourishment and support until mid month. As Sun lands in Scorpio, courage requires that you face your grief and pain more directly. Past pain and hurts are effecting your ability to thrive and be nourished. Are you willing to look at your past and release it in order to make space for the new, the stable, the supportive, the loving and kind?
Libra: Your heart is on fire this month as Mars exalts in your 4th house of home and emotions. Seek balance and integration with your inner and outer waves. There’s an opportunity for greater stability and harmony right now, but you must pay attention to your needs- for nourishment, support and vitality. Let go of relationships that do not honor these needs. This includes certain relationships with your past- bad habits and behaviors and old personal mythology. Get creative and use your hands to connect, communicate and share. Get inspired and inspire others! Step into your courage and creativity more fully.
Scorpio: You are being squeezed and feeling pressure on multiple levels. The only solution is your immense creativity and courage to persevere. As your planet of luck exalts in Capricorn, your third house is enlivened with creativity, communication and courageous passion. Your creative powers are awake, so channel them fully. Open new pathways and say yes to more creativity, wealth, wellbeing and enthusiasm. Find integration between polarities, life and death, masculine and feminine, stability and chaos. Notice how your dysfunction and old patterns of self sabotage effect all levels of your life. Eradicate these old behaviors and personal mythology. The medicine is greater stability, grounding and embodiment. Reconnect. Notice the places you disconnect from your needs, your nourishment, your inner stability. Find your grounding cord and hang on.
Sagittarius: Your mouth is full of fire right now as exalted Mars moves through your 2nd house. A renewed sense of power and purpose arrives and a need for comfort and support increases. Your next steps and dharmic action are still confusing and uncertain. Take action anyway. Allow yourself to be nourished through relationship this month. Connect, co-create, align and befriend self and others. Keep teaching and sharing through your wisdom, advice and awareness. As debilitated Sun moves through your 11th house, gains are somewhat challenged. You must release, before you can receive. This theme increases mid month once Sun moves to your 12th house. It’s time to hit reset. Let go and purge. What are you moving towards?
Capricorn: With exalted Mars in your first house, there is passion, power and strength arriving. Feel the dynamism! Relationships however are vulnerable and require your gentleness. Pause, land, ground. Lean in and listen. You may be pushing past important messages and missed opportunities for depth and awakening. Sun is debilitated in your 10th house of career until mid month. This requires your willingness to soften as well. Notice where you are pushing too hard and not paying attention to subtleties and inner awareness. Emotions are fiery and intense this month. Keep them moving and flowing, while grounding in the body. Teach what you learn.
Aquarius: The intense desire for being alone, on retreat and on vacation increases while your passion and relationships begin to heat up. For some, relationships will continue to be a challenging illusion of disappointment and toxicity. Others will clarify and strengthen bonds with partners. Bottom line: get your needs met and notice where you are not being clear about your expectations and requests. This is a great time of clarification and learning about the heart. But you must dig into your depths to find the pearls of wisdom. Right now, soften and quiet yourself as much as you can. Debilitated Sun is asking you to come to stillness and learn from your quiet center. This shifts to a more outward focus mid month. Recharge now.
Pisces: Relationships are a stabilizing force for you right now. Ground, land and seek support from others. There are gains from reaching out, sharing and connecting. Exalted Mars in your 11th house increases gains, but request that you release and let go simultaneously. This is a call for integration and balance between yes and no, go and stop. Ultimate alignment with right-action is required for increases to be supported. Notice where you are forcing or pushing too hard. As debilitated Sun moves through your 8th house, shine the light on your past and lean in closer to pain, challenges and hurts- especially with relationships. Once Sun shifts to Scorpio, you will feel more dharmic support and focus. Find your passion and put it into action.
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