This is a hard post to write with so much turmoil and suffering in the world. But since having an astrological perspective can be helpful, I will say some things in the hope that it will provide some insight and help you in some way.
As I mentioned in my last astrological post, Venus and Mars are in an unusually prolonged planetary war, which is certainly showing its results in the invasion of Ukraine.
The planetary war started on February 11 and continues until March 12. We see how strong opposing forces are clashing right now with an uncertain outcome.
As of today, February 28, we are also in a special configuration known as yuga yoga, where all seven planets are in two signs. In this case, the planets are in adjoining signs owned by Saturn, Capricorn and Aquarius. This makes the yuga yoga exceptionally prolonged as it will take the moon 5 days to cross both signs and break the yoga.
The 7 planets are also completely enclosed by the nodes Rahu/Ketu, which is Kala Sarpa yoga. Kala Sarpa is the serpent of time, so all seven planets are entwined by the serpent of time.
As this is happening in signs of Saturn, it can be seen as a time of karmic payback arising strongly. Everything from how we have treated the earth, resulting in climate change, to how we have treated our fellow sentient beings on a global scale is all part of the picture. It is a hard time to escape individual and group karma. Saturn is also very strong in its own sign of Capricorn so Saturnian energy is dominant. In addition, Mars is exalted in Capricorn, so anger, conflict and violence can become widespread.
I will write more in March about the upcoming Mars/Saturn conjunction which starts now and peaks on April 4.
Looking for a bright spot, the 3 Sattvic planets, Sun, Moon, and Jupiter, are in Aquarius together at the time of the upcoming new moon/Tibetan new year on March 2 at 9:35 AM Pacific time. Aquarius is a sign of group consciousness/mass movements and Sun/moon will be in the lunar mansion of Satabhisha, which gives the Shakti or divine spiritual power of healing.
I strongly believe in the power of prayer and aspirations. This can be an important time to pray and make aspirations for the world to pass through this challenging time and move into a kinder, more peaceful, and more harmonious way of relating to our world and each other.
The Kuntuzango prayer which I have shared in the past is an excellent prayer for this time. You can contact me if you would like a copy.
In general, this is a good time to stay quiet, safe, and sheltered, and make prayers and aspirations for a better world and a transition towards compassion and kindness for everyone. If we take to heart the lessons that Saturn is offering us about our collective karma, we have a chance of a better world for future generations.
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.