Why did such a violent incident erupt at the Academy Awards Sunday evening?
From an astrological viewpoint, this is a clear example of the Mars/Saturn conjunction which reaches its peak on April 4.
The Mars Saturn conjunction is especially powerful as it is occurring in Capricorn, a place of strength for both malefic planets. I have mentioned this before but it is good to keep this challenging transit in mind for our own good.
Mars gives aggression/agitation/irritability and Saturn wants to limit/set boundaries, so the combination can lead to a lot of pent up frustration.
This conflict is a perfect example of these energies colliding, with one actor using his own physical aggression to try to set a boundary on the MC's verbal aggression. Even the arguments people are having about what happened are a reflection of this conjunction.
As both parties are probably unfamiliar with Vedic astrology, these subconscious tendencies are more likely to erupt. Vedic astrology offers the insight into the cosmic energies at play and offers the opportunity to reflect on our own minds and choose a peaceful path rather than accruing more negative karma through bad behavior.
During this transit, it is a great time to observe our own minds for irritability and agitation, which may cause us to react in ways that are not conducive to harmony. We may find ourselves in the midst of conflict, aggression, or even violence.
I fervently wish that more people knew about transient malefic influences such as this and were willing to watch their minds!!
In addition, the moon will be new on Thursday, March 31, at 11:25 AM Pacific time, so we are now in the time of the dark of the moon when subconscious fears and anger can bubble to the surface.
This new moon will take place in the nurturing lunar mansion of Revati, which is ruled by Pushan, a safeguarding form of the Sun God. This lunar mansion offers the shakti or divine power of nourishment.
As Pushan is the Lord of the Path, he shines his golden light and gently guides lost beings back to the correct path, like a shepherd guiding his flock. He protects travelers, both on physical journeys as well as the travel of the soul/consciousness from one life to the next.
This time of Revati supports hospice work, animal rescue, and any activity that involves shepherding and guiding beings and keeping them free from harm. In our war-torn world, leading refugees to safety and nurturing them is an expression of Revati as well. May we all tune into these supportive healing energies and bring harmony and comfort to the world!
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.