I hope you are keeping well. During this transformative and difficult time, we can look to the ancient science of Vedic astrology for insight and guidance.
Jupiter is now direct in its own fiery sign of Sagittarius, where it will remain until November 19. As Sagittarius is the sign of wisdom and righteousness, and Jupiter is very strong there, it is a time that justice and goodness could make some advances in the world.
Sagittarius is the ascendant of the United States, so focusing energies on just causes in the U.S. could be fruitful during this time.
Mars is in its own fiery sign of Aries, where it remains until October 3. As it is retrograde, its already assertive and sometimes agitating energy is ramped up, causing fires, conflicts, and aggression.
On a personal level, this may be a good time to reduce your caffeine intake, get plenty of sleep, and make time for relaxation. You can also try to avoid hassles and arguments that go nowhere.
Instead, try to focus those intense energies towards positive change. Transformative and righteous change is possible due to Jupiter's aspect on Mars, which helps those energies to be used for just and noble causes, based on truth.
What we really need to face right now is the devastating climate emergency that is becoming more and more apparent . I pray we can use these intense energies available to us with these transits to make real changes to bring the earth back into balance.
This includes electing leaders who will take action, so that our children are left with a habitable planet. Please vote, and encourage others to vote, as if your very life, and life of your loved ones, depends on it -- because it does.
As there are other astrological factors which are challenging at this time, prayers and mantras that strengthen the crucial Jupiterian energy are needed, and important.
The Sanskrit word for Jupiter is Guru. Our own pristine nature is the inner Guru, and there are also outer Gurus. A powerful mantra for invoking inner and outer Gurus is the Vajra Guru mantra. Please contact me if you would like information on how to chant this mantra.
I will be in touch again soon about other profound transits that are affecting the whole world, culminating on the winter solstice.
Vedic Astrologer, Homeopath, mother, grandmother, and Director of the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy.