Rahu in Taurus, Ketu in Scorpio: Integrating and Awakening the Extremes of Material and Spiritual Realms
Rahu in Taurus, Ketu in Scorpio: Integrating and Awakening the Extremes of Material and Spiritual Realms
September 23rd, 2020 to April 12th, 2022
The Dance of Shadow and Light
Whenever the darkness is not integrated and unified with the light, the effects will not be balanced or harmonious. The shadow always seeks the light and the light will always return to darkness. This is a Law of Nature- as they are one and the same.
Ultimately, Rahu can not be denied, nor Ketu- his counterpart in karmic liberation. One's jyotish chart shows where the shadow is seeking light and how it will bring your awakening.
The blessing of your courageous efforts and your willingness, is finding that within the darkest and most disturbing parts of yourself, you will actually find the missing pieces you are desperately longing for; your whole and empowered life. If you are truly willing to courageously look into your own shadows you will undoubtedly find the very gifts you so desperately long to receive. Your shadows in fact hold the gifts you seek for wholeness, for your dharmic giving, your offerings to the world, and for a meaningful life.
We all have resistance. Finding the resistance within yourself and within your life, will point the way towards your own shadow parts. Remember that the energy you use to resist your own darkness takes incredible energy to maintain, and is a drain to the vital life force energy that could be put to good use elsewhere. Energy you could put into living your one precious life- actualizing your dreams, taking bold, fulfilling action steps!
We each have an attraction and repulsion dynamic within us-
a push and a pull.
What you desperately long for and desire is the core of your shadow work and points the way to all the pieces of your darkness. What you deeply long for is seeking you in other words. And it's hidden beneath your shadows. This shadow, and working with one's darkness in order to awaken, is the juxtaposition of Rahu (shadow) and Ketu (light) in ones Jyotish chart, and why Rahu is both darkness and compulsions, as well as desires and insatiable needs.
Let Rahu drive you towards your own wholeness. Let him show you what you long for, what you need the most in this life, and let him also show you what you are resisting simultaneously.
Wherever Rahu sits in your jyotish chart (the house, the sign, the planets he interacts with, the nakshatra he resides in etc.) points directly to the main theme of your personal life story. Rahu and Ketu are quite literally karma points and they show you why you have incarnated into this body, into this life, and what you are here to learn. The dance of shadow and light, Rahu and Ketu, fully express your ability and your willingness to grow and awaken in this life time. Will you continue to resist your shadows, your darkness (Rahu)? Or will the compulsion to emerge from the illusions be strong enough to force your awakening and crack you open (Ketu)?
The power within the shadow is two fold. When you resist your darkness, you refuse and resist the healing and the medicine that your life has to offer. You are essentially refusing and resisting awakening to your most essential gifts. These gifts always reveal your dharma, your life purpose, your reason for being alive, and thus there is an immense reward for your efforts- if you choose to take on the task fully.
However, it is not the path of ease, numbness, ignorance and denial. In order to awaken, you must invite in your shadow parts, continue to go deeper into your darkness in unending cycles, to dive for pearls of truth tirelessly- as though your life depends on it. It does.
This is why aligning with one's dharma, one's true reason for being alive, is not for everyone, and is in fact evasive for most people. For those who thrive on transformation though, the gifts are unending and continue to unfold.
The shadows after all, hold your most potent power, and the wisdom you need for your life and your cycles of death and rebirth. The skill then becomes not just the willingness to go into your shadow, your darkness, but to also know when to let go of it, to release and shift into something new.
Some will never walk into their shadows and bravely peel back the layers of their suffering and pain. For those willing to do this courageous work, you must also remember how to come up for air, to take a breath, to dance with both the darkness and the light, to heal and overcome the vow of brokenness, while continuing to bravely dance with your shadows cyclically.
Clients who come to me are walking this fine edge of wanting to awaken; there is a desire to know what their life means and how to overcome their biggest obstacles- and yet simultaneously there is a strong fear to look. This is the attraction/repulsion dynamic at play, a true expression of Rahu driving us towards answers, yet fearful of what we will find once we get there.
Rahu and Ketu are not planets at all, they are mathematical points on either side of the Moon with rather significant implications on our Self experience.
The Moon is arguably the most influential part of the chart- indicating our experiences within the womb and our relationship with mother, as well as our inner nature.
The Moon is our guide for emotional well being and our connection to our intuitive self. In fact, the Moon is so important to our life experience, the relationship the nodes have with the Moon indicates their impact on our emotional well being- among other things. Rahu and Ketu, the Moon and the rest of the chart, all create our own unique stories, mythologies and individual karmic dramas.
The nodes, as Rahu and Ketu are referred to, are mischievous in nature. They present our karmas to us in this incarnation. Without them, and their very valuable life lessons, we would not have incarnated into a human body. They are essential to this lila, this play of life, that we are involved with in this dimension.
Both Rahu and Ketu have their own unique array of offerings, but because they are shadow "planets" they often evade prediction.
Their nature is to deceive, mystify, to be illusive, and to blind us from our true nature. They represent forces that can't be seen and are the parts of ourselves that go unnoticed and unrecognized. When, and if, the shadow or veil of illusion is removed, and we do see what has been hidden from us, it is often extremely painful.
Rahu and Ketu request that we ask ourselves:
What am I not seeing or what am I not willing to see?
Where am I doubting myself or hiding from my truth?
Where are my desires imbalanced or out of harmony with Nature?
What is asking to awaken within my body and spirit?
What am I clinging to or unable to let go of?
Where can I lighten my load and allow loss?
What trauma and grief needs to be honored, digested, transformed?
Rahu + Ketu Transit:
September 23rd, 2020 to April 12th, 2022
Rahu Exalted in Taurus and Ketu Exalted in Scorpio:
On September 23rd, 2020, Rahu and Ketu change signs for the coming 1.5 years. They will be transiting their exaltation signs until April 12th, 2022. This is a powerful time for confronting and acknowledging your shadow work. Exalted planets are capable of expressing their results at 100% capacity- for better or worse. Don’t try to oversimplify the effects exalted and debilitated planets share. They have a variety of expressions, but the shadow nodes are notoriously unpredictable.
The shadow planets are extreme in nature and this transit will offer big changes to material life, shadow work and grief work, as well as your material and spiritual progress.
To understand how this upcoming transit will impact you, first identify what your personal mythology is based on your natal karma. The placements of Rahu/Ketu in your natal chart will share your life long shadow work with you and help you understand what you are here in this lifetime to awaken and transform.
Next, look to Taurus and Scorpio in your natal chart. What houses do they occupy? What does your natal chart share with you about these signs and their placements? The placements of Taurus and Scorpio in your natal chart represent the parts of your life and body that will be experiencing the most karmic activation in the coming 1.5 years.
My 2021 sidereal horoscopes for each rising sign will be shared in my 2021 Moon Wisdom Calendar.
Taurus correlates to the second house of the jyotish chart, supporting themes of food, mouth, throat, voice, money, as well as that which supports a new baby after birth. Second house matters are concerned with receiving nourishment and resources for life.
Scorpio is an expression of the eighth house of vulnerability. This house of mystery is connected to occult and mystical spirituality, fear, the animal body and animal instincts, unconscious and subconscious parts of ourselves, as well as past lives, diseases and challenges that are challenging to overcome. It correlates to sex organs and organs of elimination. Eighth house issues can bring debt, terror, intuition, sexuality and our deep rooted fear to the surface.
Not surprisingly, these two signs are mirrors of each other, expressing opposition through material and spiritual themes. Wealth vs. debt, material vs. spiritual, nourishment vs. loss, food vs. elimination, life vs. death.
As the shadow nodes pass through these two signs in the coming 1.5 years, expect these themes to be highlighted in extreme ways. The planet is facing the extremes of life and death very acutely right now. The polarities of lightness and darkness will widen. It will be even more important than ever to declare your movement towards the light, life, that which is sustainable for your body, spirit, and for life on Earth. This is a powerful cycle to stay grounded in truth, body, Nature, and that which has lineage and integrity. Align with Natural Laws, the wisdom of the Earth, that which supports life.
Remember that the nature of both Rahu and Ketu are extremes. They highlight our shadows to us so that we can actually see them. Expect material themes to amplify, while at the same time spiritual awakening to come to the forefront. The nodes express themselves suddenly, and in shocking ways- for better or worse. Ketu brings trauma, loss, and disconnection with him, while Rahu offers confusion, uncertainty and doubt. Ketu awakens us from the slumber that is Rahu.
This is a cycle that can intensify binaries, polarities, opposing views, clashing dogmas, and extreme imbalances. We have already been seeing this in our world very clearly, but this transit will intensify these extremes. On a personal level, that which supports balance, integration, embodiment, and aligning with the middle way, will bring more harmony into life and body.
Finding harmony between the spiritual and material realms will be nonnegotiable in the months ahead. Does your way of making money sustain you? Does it sustain the planet? Are you aligned with dharma or adharma? Are you moving in a direction that supports life or death?
It's time to deconstruct, decolonize, destroy and dismantle the systems of harm that move us further away from sustainability and life force. This extreme cycle of polarities can pave the way for something new, more sustainable, but it will require each one of us playing our part. Awaken from your slumber and the shadows that keep you in lack. It's time to move forward in a big way towards your dreams, desires, joy, and inner wisdom. When you hide your gifts, you help no one. When you hide from your dharmic path, you are hiding from the ancestors and the well being of the whole planet.
We are now at an extreme turning point on this planet.
This is the crossroads. We have choices to make- for ourselves, our bodies, the land, the environment, the home we call Earth, each other. These choices impact the ancestors and future generations. What is sustainable? What is not? What supports peacefulness and love? What instigates binaries and hatred? We have decisions to make. Hard lines to draw in the ground. What is acceptable behavior as humans, and what is causing more harm and suffering? Right now, we have actions to take, postures to assume, stances to be firm in. It is no longer acceptable to be silent, numb, avoidant. We have decisions to make about the future that must be made today. Do you move in the direction of life? Do you support the life of this planet? Are you creating a way of life that supports the future of all humans and the land? The Rahu and Ketu cycle ahead is one that will force us to confront the shadows we have not been willing to face before. Challenges and loss are inevitable. Suffering is optional. This is a powerful time to get creative. Innovate, co-create, think outside the box, move towards your dreams and desires. Align with dharma and the purpose of your soul.
Be mindful of getting lost, tangled, or immersed in extremes. Where can you find solid ground? What is your truth? What does your body tell you about landing, support, nourishment? What is real, and what is an illusion? Are you in right relationship with money and the material world? What are you creating for your life, for this planet? Are you integrating your spiritual and material realities? Are your desires running away with you? Stay connected to your inner wisdom, even as the outer world appears to go into chaos. Move closer to dharma, the ultimate integration of spiritual and material realms.
Now is the time to be brutally honest with yourself and your path. Weed out what is not moving you towards nourishment and joy. You are being asked to refocus on your dharma and not get lost in the darkness. During this major planetary transit, clarify what truly matters for your soul, and what needs your full attention and intention. If it doesn't move you closer to your soul purpose in life, it is likely adharma. Everything besides dharma is a waste of time and energy.
Rahu in Taurus:
Rahu transiting Mrigashirsha Nakshatra: September 23rd, 2020 to January 27th, 2021
Mrigashirsha is a soft and gentle nakshatra that reminds us to move towards the nourishment in life. Seek resources that support joy, nourishment and life force! The symbol of this constellation is a deer head and antlers, ruled by Soma. Herd animals, like deer, are constantly moving in the direction of a reliable food source. They move en masse towards the greener grass, safety, nourishment and fresh water. They move away from predators and are highly alert to challenges. Be like a deer and listen carefully. Are you alert and aware? Are you being proactive?Difficulties are a reminder to adjust and re-prioritize. Do your actions and choices support nourishment? Are you moving in a direction that supports life and joy? Are you moving towards your purpose in life or away from it? Rahu brings insatiable desires, confusion and questioning. Let the nourishment guide you and don’t get stuck in the doubt. This is a powerful time for growth and abundance. Use your energy wisely.
Rahu transiting Rohini Nakshatra: January 27th, 2020 to October 5th, 2021
As Rahu moves through Rohini, you have the ability to create something new for yourself and your life. This is the most powerful constellation for creation, creativity and bringing desires into tangible form. Rohini is a fixed constellation, which offers stable results and dharmic support. Now is the time to make your dreams a reality and take the necessary action steps to manifest it into form. The nature of Rahu is to create extremes and doubt. Are you in right-relationship with your dreams, goals, desires? Is there a balance, harmony and right action with your desires? Get focused on the direction you are going in life. Make your dreams a priority and start creating a life you love! What brings you joy? What are you passionate about? What moves you closer to sustainable nourishment? Say yes to your creativity! What are you creating for your one, precious life?
Rahu transiting Krittika Nakshatra: October 5th, 2021 to April 12th, 2022
A mixture of outcomes can occur with this portion of the sky. Agni rules this constellation. He supports transformational fire that supports life- in body and Nature. Fire removes excess and transforms matter into new forms. In this process of purification and clearing away excess, what remains is only the essential. Use this time to get clear, focused and aligned with your truth, power and purpose. Clear away the excess on all levels of life. If it doesn’t support dharma, get rid of it. Wherever there is excess that is not life supportive, you will be asked to purge it. Be prepared for loss, release and letting go in this cycle. With Rahu transiting this portion of the sky, the release could be extreme. Stay connected to your truth, inner wisdom, the light within. Let this light lead the way and don’t lose your focus. What is essential for your life path and purpose? What is in the way of your dharmic focus? What needs to be cut and cleared so you have space for your purpose and passion? Are you hiding behind the excess?
Ketu in Scorpio:
Ketu transiting Jyestha Nakshatra: September 23rd, 2020 to June 1st, 2021
Ketu illuminates and clarifies, supporting liberation. As he transits through the powerful constellation of Jyestha, expect powerful insights and truths coming to the light. Indra is king of the gods and rules over the senses and life force energy. He likes control of the bodily senses and its urges. Meditation, health and wellness routines, eating green foods, as well as spiritual alignment will be supported at this time. This constellation can be very serious as well as sharp and dreadful. It cuts, clears and destroys in dramatic ways. This is a reminder to move into right relationship with your spiritual path and purpose. Adharma won’t be tolerated by Indra and he will make that known with forcefulness. Pay attention to what is not in alignment with your dharmic path. Clear the mind of excess clutter, align with the wisdom of Nature, refocus your attention and intention on what truly matters. Listen to the call of your Spirit. Where are you distracted or misaligned? Where are you misusing your life force energy? How can you re-prioritize and adjust your routine, spiritual practices, and your dharmic focus?
Ketu transiting Anuradha Nakshatra: June 1st, 2021 to February 8th, 2022
This constellation is soft and mild, which supports gentleness and compassion with self and others. A powerful transformation is taking place right now that can yield harmonious results. Friendships, alliances, and allies are even more important during this cycle. Do you have a solid support team in place? Honor all the steps that you’ve taken so far and acknowledge the success you’ve achieved. This is a powerful moment of pause and reflection for your path. Make necessary adjustments and keep moving towards the nourishment, support, and wisdom that feels good. Celebrate your successes and keep growing! Align with the details, precision, and focus necessary to get lasting results, but don’t get lost in perfectionism and over-achieving. Self love is vital right now. Are you asking for your needs to be met clearly? Where are you getting stuck in self harm? What feels good and nourishing on your path and in your body? What needs to be released, removed or transformed into something different?
Ketu transiting Vishaka Nakshatra: February 8th, 2022 to April 12th, 2022
This constellation has a dual rulership with Indra and Agni. There is a duality present with this portion of the sky, but also a co-creation process. This is a powerful time to strengthen alliances, support systems, grow your team, and gather more guidance for your path. No one succeeds alone! This constellation is a powerful reminder of what we can accomplish when we join forces with supportive guidance. Even more important is the integration and balance of duality, and opposing forces. The need for harmony of both material and spiritual realms will strengthen at this time. Strengthen the ability to harmonize spiritual and material desires. Are you honoring both equally? Do you have guidance for both spiritual and material realms? Are you integrating spiritual and physical bodies intentionally? Where are you imbalanced or lop-sided?
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The entire world is being forced to hit reset right now. Our choices, actions, and behaviors have long been unsustainable. Now we have the chance to restructure and move forward differently.
Saturn is taking his time moving through his own sign of Capricorn right now. As much as he loves his own sign, Saturn is forcing a new kind of balance on every level of life as a result.
He doesn't care for excess and won't allow it. Wherever you have gotten away with excess in the past, it's not being tolerated in this cycle. This can bring a new overall balance and harmony into our world, but not without simplification, release, and slowing down. He allows for necessity, but nothing extra. Saturn is a loner, and brings loneliness and separation. He reminds us of what is important as a result.
As Saturn arrives in Capricorn, structures shift and take on new shape for the coming 2.5 years. The impact of this transit on your body and life will greatly depend on your relationship with Saturn.
Are you in alignment with natural time?
Are you listening to your body wisdom?
Are you honoring the cycles and rhythms of your body, the seasons, the Transits?
Are you balancing work and rest, movement and meditation, silence and stillness?
Remember that wherever you are out of balance with Saturn, he will give you a pinch. Always pay attention when he gives you a small pinch because the more you resist or avoid his messages, the louder he will get. When Saturn is shouting, there is dis-ease already fully established in your body already.
Since Saturn is the planet of grief, he will be asking you to find a new relationship with your grief, emotions and losses in this 2.5 year transit.
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While Saturn is asking us to simplify and ultimately find a new sense of structure and balance, the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, are much more disruptive and chaotic this year.
We are seeing the challenging impact of the shadows through the Corona Pandemic, as well as natural disasters, extremes in the stock market, sudden losses and disruptions on all levels of life.
The nodes, as Rahu and Ketu are referred to, are mischievous in nature. They present our karmas to us in this incarnation. They represent forces that can't be seen and are the parts of ourselves that go unnoticed and unrecognized. When, and if, the shadow or veil of illusion is removed, and we do see what has been hidden from us, it is often extremely painful.
On March 7th 2019, our karmas shifted. Rahu moved to creative, airy Gemini and Ketu shifted to Sagittarius. This 1.5 year transit lasts until September 23rd, 2020. During this transit, both planets move through mulitrikona degrees, then into exaltation, creating even more intensified results with our shadows.
As Rahu shifted into Ardra nakshatra and Ketu into Mula nakshatra, the challenges have greatly intensified. Both of these constellations are arguably two of the most challenging stars in the entire zodiac. With both Rahu and Ketu in challenging nakshatras simultaneously, it's a time to be extra cautious and honor the vulnerability of this time.
Ketu in Mula Nakshatra: January 15th, 2020 to September 23rd, 2020
Ketu in Mula nakshatra, forces the entire world to feel a deep uprooting taking place. It's important to understand that everyone on the planet will simultaneously be experiencing the instability of this transit. None of us will come out of this cycle the same person. Mula is considered a gandanta, notorious for pulling up the weeds within the psycho-emotional body levels of our being. The dark goddess, Nirrti, rules this constellation- often causing havoc, chaos and choices that lead to adharma. This is a time period that will provide immense, radical clearing in very unpredictable ways. The planet as a whole may feel very unstable as a result. The best use of your energy is to stay close to your dharmic path and do not get derailed. Slow down even more. Don't take unnecessary risks and focus on staying close to the body. Gather even more support than you think you need. You will need it.
Rahu in Ardra: September 11th, 2019 to May 20th, 2020
With Rahu in Ardra nakshatra, storm god, Rudra, takes center stage. His powerful energy increases exponentially with the magnification of Rahu. Big waves are likely- physically, materially and within Nature. Sudden, unpredictable surges of power will occur. Be very mindful how you use this big energy or the storms will swallow you up. This is a time period to be very diligent with staying grounded. Stay on top of the mind and don't let the imaginal realms pull you off path. Strengthen your roots so the storms don't destabilize you. Emotions will be strong, overpowering and challenging at times. Are you in right relationship with your emotional body waves, or are you getting lost in the depths of the ocean? Be careful with yourself and others. Challenging people may surface just to test your strength. Diligence with your shadow work is non-negotiable right now. Take responsibility for your own triggers and feelings. Gather even more resources and support to help you navigate the choppy waters.
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Remember that this is not a time to take risks. Heed the desires of Saturn and honor his wisdom of slowing down, simplifying life, and honoring the need for silence, rest, and quiet. When we honor the desires of Saturn, the other planets fall into line naturally- even the extremes of the shadow nodes.
As Jupiter shifts to its debilitation sign, Capricorn, joining Saturn here, the need for honoring vulnerability strengthens.
Jupiter is a planet of sattva, purity. His intention is to purify what is impure and to awaken pure knowledge. He prefers the spiritual realms and offers spiritual support and guidance when well placed in the natal chart. When we go against him, he can be overpowering in his attempts to bring us back to spiritual harmony and balance. When strong, he brings us pure knowledge, wisdom, and support. When he is weak, he disrupts our ability to receive wisdom, support, and proper guidance- which can have dire impact on your dharmic path.
On March 29th, Jupiter enters Capricorn and becomes debilitated. Here, he will have to contend with Saturn once again- while feeling the pinch of debilitation simultaneously. This can squeeze and cause pressure to Jupiter's expansive ways. A debilitated planet can't offer much outer support as its energy turns inward. This transit can cause challenges with all things Jupiter- so be mindful of what needs are surfacing and what changes and adjustments need to be made on your dharmic path.
Pay attention to this short transit of Jupiter in Capricorn as this will give you insights into what to expect in 2021 when he goes debilitated for an entire year. For now, we will see Jupiter re-enter his own sign, Sagittarius, on June 29th, 2020.
This is an important time for restructuring your life and making necessary adjustments to your life path. Rather than waiting until you are forced to make changes, be proactive and make adjustments to prevent crisis.
I am reminding clients that restructuring your dharmic business is inevitable this year. If you don't have an online offering yet (Ketu), now is the time to make it happen. Prepare for business challenges and disruptions in advance, and don't wait to make the changes that need to be made- or you will face unnecessary losses and challenges. Check in with me if you need help with these changes to your soul based business.
Remember that challenges are an opportunity to transform, change, and grow. Use the difficulties this year to create something new, innovate, get creative, and move in a new direction. This year does not have to be horrific- if you are willing to make big adjustments to yourself and your life. This includes doing your shadow work and being honest about your resistance and fear. When you are willing to show up for your own darkness, the path becomes more gentle.
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On March 7th 2019, our karmas shift. Rahu moves to creative, airy Gemini and Ketu shifts to Sagittarius, joining Saturn in this spiritual, fire sign. This 1.5 year transit will last until September 23rd, 2020. During this transit, both planets will move through mulitrikona degrees, then into exaltation, creating even more intensified results with our shadows.
Why We Need the Shadow. Read more about the powerful impact of Rahu and Ketu.
Ketu in Sagittarius:
The combination of Ketu and Saturn in Sagittarius will make for a bumpy ride during 2019- as old grief is cleared, dismembered and released. Sagittarius is a highly spiritual fire sign. It aims high, but rarely hits the target because of hesitation to pick a direction. When focused and determined, Sagittarius creates pure, spiritual desire that can lead to alignment with dharma, inner growth and right action. A new sense of space and awareness is being created within you and your life during this transit- unlike anything you've experienced before.
In the months ahead, it's important to ask yourself:
What am I making space for? How do I want to use this space? How can I simplify my life even more? What past trauma needs my attention?
Saturn is the planet of grief. He is heavy, slow and old. He will show you where undigested grief is living within your life and body. This old, cold and heavy planet represents established, traditional structures, as well as progress that comes through slow and steady steps. His transits take 2.5 years in length, the longest of all the planets.
Read more about Saturn's transit through Sagittarius.
Ketu is a planet that changes in the blink of an eye, like a flash of lightening. The contradictory nature of Saturn and Ketu will cause challenges with speed, focus, and outcomes, while creating sudden, lasting impact. Perhaps the positive experience with these two planets is that both can offer very spiritual awareness and support awakenings in various forms.
Trauma, sudden loss and terror come with Ketu. The coming transit may force us to revisit past traumas or losses. Use this time to stay as close to the body as possible and keep life simple and slow. Gather resources, support and guidance to help heal and re-pattern old traumas.
Saturn's enlightenment comes through years of consistent action and putting in a great deal of effort. He polishes the lump of coal through constant heat and pressure, eventually revealing the diamond. Ketu, however, serves his Moksha suddenly- through flashes of insight, shocking revelations, and instant shifts in awareness. He can bring trauma and sudden loss with him as he sheds layers of illusion.
Though the intention of both planets is transformation and awakening, they go about it in totally different ways. When their differences collide, it may be challenging to stay grounded and connected to the body.
The house that Sagittarius occupies in your jyotish chart will show the area of your life that will be impacted by this incompatible relationship. What themes are present?
Ketu in UttaraAshada: March 7th to May 9th, 2019
Ketu transits UttaraAshada Nakshatra until May 9th, 2019. Use this time to sever, clear, and release past habits, behaviors and identities. The harder you cling, the more struggle you will experience. Less is more. Let go and hand whatever you can over to Spirit. Honor and acknowledge traumas and triggers surfacing. Your ego identity going through a massive upgrade. The more you can accept and release, the easier this process will be. Align with integrity and right action as much as possible. Don't lose sight of your goals and direction.
Ketu in PurvaAshada: May 9th, 2019 to January 15th, 2020
Once Ketu arrives in the 2nd constellation of Sagittarius, he moves into exact conjunction with Saturn. This triggers a powerful release process that will result in sudden changes. The tight Saturn/Ketu conjunction will force release of old, outworn patterns and behaviors. Relationships will change and shift in unpredictable ways. Your physical body will require your attention right now. Notice the urge to force and push for results. Where can you slow down and let go even more? You are in a powerful purification process. Support the clearing taking place physically and spiritually. Don't get lazy.
Ketu in Mula Nakshatra: January 15th, 2020 to September 23rd, 2020
As Ketu moves to Mula nakshatra, the entire world will feel a deep uprooting taking place. It's important to understand that everyone on the planet will simultaneously be experiencing the instability of this transit. None of us will come out of this cycle the same person. Mula is considered a gandanta, notorious for pulling up the weeds within the psycho-emotional body levels of our being. The dark goddess, Nirrti, rules this constellation- often causing havoc, chaos and choices that lead to adharma. This is a time period that will provide immense, radical clearing in very unpredictable ways. The planet as a whole may feel very unstable as a result. The best use of your energy is to stay close to your dharmic path and do not get derailed. Slow down even more. Don't take unnecessary risks and focus on staying close to the body. Gather even more support than you think you need. You will need it.
Read more about the impact of the dark goddess and Mula nakshatra.
Rahu in Gemini
Rahu in Gemini will create forceful shifts and strong, unpredictable movement. This transit also brings stormy energy and powerful currents, making sweeping, sudden changes. As the shadow of desire, Rahu intensifies whatever he comes into contact with. Desires may become irrational and inflated, as well as overly materialistic. However, this is also an important creative transit that can lead to new ideas, innovations, and immense worldly success.
Creativity and the imagination will be wild and untamed. Imagination can be used as a powerful boon or a dangerous dragon of illusion. The mind will need you to keep it tame. Remember that the mental body is the imaginal. Don't believe everything you think.
The wild imagination emerging can be put to good use if you are an artist, musician, writer, dancer or entrepreneur. Money, commerce and communications may expand and grow quickly, but will likely experience loss and change just as suddenly. Nothing about Rahu is predictable- so never expect his results to last or endure. Do not put all your eggs in one basket and don't count your chickens before they hatch. If he gives you gains, change this into a new form so that you are able to keep it. Don't let your greed get in the way of common sense and rational behavior.
Mind the mind in this cycle. Take time for meditation, pranayama, and yoga. Spend extra time in Nature, walk barefoot and hug trees. Stay grounded and commune with Spirit. Eat more greens, clean up your diet and routine. Get creative and try new things. This is a great cycle to learn a new creative skill or upgrade your passions and talents. Focus on upgrading your communication skills and be sure you are speaking clearly. Put everything in writing and don't make assumptions. Intuition may be stronger than normal, but not everyone can read your mind.
Gemini brings the arrival of the third, transformation and transcendent. From the churning and storms, the amrita arrives. Through the creative process, awareness and understanding emerges. The symbol of Gemini, from a Jaimini perspective, is the two lovers. Their union creates a third energy, a powerful expression of love. Rahu may inflate the desire to create, procreate, and fall in love. Don't rush, slow down, and don't get lost in just the idea of love. Make sure there's actually something solid behind the vision. Something new is being created right now and it may not happen exactly how you think it should. Trust the process of what is being created. This will require your deep surrender.
Look at your jyotish chart and notice where Gemini lives. The house that Gemini occupies will show you the themes activated through this transit. What do you notice?
Rahu in Punarvasu: March 7th, 2019 to September 11th, 2019
This is an important time to seek more guidance and support, but you will also be asked to look at your own shadows and illusions even closer. Are you willing to dig deeper? Don't fall for false gurus or materialistic approaches to spirituality. Upgrade your creative resources and try something new. Take a new class, gather new wisdom, and expand what you believe is possible for yourself. Find the wholeness, and be open to receive more nourishment from all sources. Ask for what you need and open up to the abundance of life. Clear the blockages keeping you from receiving- especially on the mental body level.
Rahu in Ardra: September 11th, 2019 to May 20th, 2020
When Rahu moves to Ardra nakshatra, storm god, Rudra, takes center stage. His powerful energy increases exponentially with the magnification of Rahu. Big waves are likely- physically, materially and within Nature. Sudden, unpredictable surges of power will occur. Be very mindful how you use this big energy or the storms will swallow you up. This is a time period to be very diligent with staying grounded. Stay on top of the mind and don't let the imaginal realms pull you off path. Strengthen your roots so the storms don't destabilize you. Emotions will be strong, overpowering and challenging at times. Are you in right relationship with your emotional body waves, or are you getting lost in the depths of the ocean? Be careful with yourself and others. Challenging people may surface just to test your strength. Diligence with your shadow work is non-negotiable right now. Take responsibility for your own triggers and feelings. Gather even more resources and support to help you navigate the choppy waters.
Rahu in Mrigashirsha: May 20th, 2020 to September 23rd, 2020
As this powerful transit of the shadows comes to a close, Rahu moves to Mrigashirsha nakshatra. This is a constellation of Soma, the immortal nectar of life. It has an important lunar quality that brings pure nourishment, growth and branching out in new directions. The shadow side of this portion of the sky is erratic behaviors and choices, as well as excess movement. It can be highly ungrounded and lose too much life force energy from over-activity. At the same time, Ketu will be in Mula nakshatra- another highly ungrounded portion of the sky. Changes will be taking place at immense speed during the final months of this transit. Simplifying life on every level may be the only way to stay sane.
Rahu in Mrigashirsha could amplify desires for growth and expansion- both positively and negatively. Tame the beast of cravings and get back to the basics. Some movement is good, but get honest about how you are using your energy. Plug the leaks and notice where you are frittering away your life force energy. Take a good look at over-indulgance and clean up your diet and routine. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take risks with immense caution.
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