Happy New Year of the Ox!
We start this new year with a very intense astrological combination. The chart shows seven planets (including Pluto) in the sign of Capricorn, as well as a Kala Sarpa yoga.
This indicates a time when the world will be forced to face our collective responsibility to the environment and each other. Saturn is strong in its own sign of Capricorn, bringing practical solutions to our problems if we are willing to step up, work hard, set limits, and accept responsibility.
The planetary party in Capricorn brings auspicious combinations and resources to our global project of facing our karma and taking action to correct our mistakes of the past.
Four of the planets in Capricorn are in the lunar mansion of Sravana, associated with restoring order and balance in the world, while sun and moon are in Dhanistha, whose gods were responsible for the slaying of a serpent demon. This may begin to bring about a quelling of the negative forces that have been so prominent due to the recent Saturn/Jupiter conjunction.
For the US in particular, this may be a time of continued upheaval, as the chart for the new year places Capricorn in the 8th house, the house of transformation and change, where we confront the dark sides of our nature. Marginalized groups, as well as those unhappy with our current political direction, may continue to erupt and act out this year as we face our collective demons.
The next couple of months, through mid-April, may be especially volatile. This is due to Mars’ transit through Aries through February 21, at which point it joins Rahu in Taurus through April 13. Rahu represents hidden or unexpected impulses, along with deceptions and lies, such as conspiracy theories, and is strong in Taurus. Together with the aggressive energy of Mars, it can bring about sudden uprisings of hidden forces and rage.
During this time, we should also be mindful of our own subconscious impulses arising suddenly, and be careful in our interactions with others. Cultivating a meditative practice to bring awareness of our own dark sides would be excellent at this time.
Saturn will be in Capricorn for quite a while, so if you would like to know how this significant transit is affecting you, you can watch my webinar on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8nTKXDCu9Q...
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.