Saturday, March 02, 2013

From Surrender to Action-Planetary Transits from Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces to Meṣa (Mesha)/ Aries in April, 2013

The common experience through March, 2013 and the first half of April, 2013 has been a feeling of sleepiness overtaking things despite the commencement of the financial year. This can also be interpreted as a distant feeling of surrender as if life is being viewed through the prism of detachment.

Ravi/ Sūrya (Surya)/ the Sun, the magnificent king of the solar system though in a friendly sign of the Gurū (Guru)/ Jupiter is also in the 12th Bhāva of the natural zodiac and certain readers will recall that the 12th Bhāva is the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) of Ravi. Here the Sun does not blaze through and direct the course of affairs but works at the level of the soul or the Ātman/ Atman merging with the Paramātman/ Paramatman after crossing the ocean of existence-Mīna/ Meena is the last Rāśi/ Rashi, the last sojourn of the Sun. These are the reasons why we have felt somewhat listless and devoid of fire.

Śukra/ Shukra also, while exalted may work for some through pleasures of the bed and things of that nature but in truth the exaltation of Venus in Pisces is a final sublimation of all carnal desire. Raunchy things transpire when Venus falls and not when Venus is exalted. In Uccha Rāśi (Rashi) or the sign of its exaltation. In the latter, which incidentally is the sign of Gurū/ Guru, which planet attains its Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna (Marana Karaka Sthana) in copulation and the preceptor actually feels as if he is dying when asked to copulate. In such a sign what can we expect from Venus? We can expect romantic love of a higher sort, which actually aims to transcend the element of romance and simply become love. A sort of universal selfless love, like that of Bhakti Mārga or the path of devotion. People on this path can fall if Venus falls from this high standard and then sordid tales can emerge from places which are otherwise meant for meditation and transcendence.

For certain nativities the presence of Mars can make for passionate times but generally speaking we can predict contemplative times for the people at large especially those who are otherwise going through Kārmic/ Karmic, Jala Tṛkoṇa/ Jala Trikona kind of times.

Aries is the Ram, battering ram more like. It is here that the created world begins to manifest. This is the first sign, full of fire and ambition and to ram the head into any obstacle like a mountain goat-tenacious, boiling over with sheer energy and this is where Ravi creates His magnificent resources for the world and living beings. It is here that Ravi is exalted. At this time a glance at the transit chart, say for 14th April, 2013 would be useful. This chart is reproduced below for ready reference-



 
 
As we can see, while Budha becomes Nīca (Neecha)/ debilitated in Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces there is a cluster of planets in Meṣa Rāśi/ Mesha Rashi where Maṅgala/ Mangala is in Mūlatṛkoṇa/ Mulatrikona and Ravi is in its sign of exaltation, joined Ketu and Śukra (Ketu and Shukra). New beginnings can be expected in love and resources and ambition and setting of goals. There is a surfeit of fire with Maṅgala (Mangal) and Ketu joining in Meṣa (Mesha). Those who are hotheads should keep this incendiary combination in mind.  
 
The positive impact of the transit of Ravi and Maṅgala (Mangal) to Meṣa Rāśi (Mesha Rashi) is that decision making and initiative will not be in short supply at all.
 
The other thing is,  since we are also speaking of the Sun, be can also understand this as the ending of one cycle and the starting of another. Rāśis (Rashis) and the Sun have a special connection and the traversing of the Rāśis (Rashis) by the planets and the Sun have a certain significance and it is for this reason that the term Dwādaśa Āditya (Dwadasha Aditya) has been coined.
 
Give some thought to this specific observation about Mīna (Meena) Rāśi/ Pisces and Meṣa (Mesha)/ Aries. One way to view it is that one moves from Meṣa to Mīna Rāśi (Mesha to Meena Rashi) which is indeed the way it is in the natural zodiac/ Kālapuruṣa (Kalapurusha). One starts from Meṣa Rāśi to Mīna Rāśi (Mesha Rashi and Meena Rashi). One starts from the beginning and culminates in the end-do not worry about the grammatical construction of the sentence here. However, this paper is about the transit and the transient movement of the planets which are in Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces but the story will not end there. The transit of the planets will not cease.
 
Some specific dates can come in handy at this juncture. On 10th April, 2013 Cañdra/ the Moon transits out of Mīna (Meena Rāśi)/ Pisces and moves into Meṣa Rāśi (Mesha Rashi)/ Aries. It has to travel over the Gaṅdāṅta/ Gandanta. The turmoil of the Amāvasyā Tithi (Amavasya Tithi) and the Gocara of several planets all at once makes this time full of changes. The Moon is extremely weak at the junction of Pisces and Aries and those with an afflicted Moon will definitely feel this. Cañdra Śrāpa (Chandra Shrapa)/ Curse of the Moon in the nativity can show up during this time. The transit chart for 10th April, 2013 for New Delhi, India is extracted below-
 
 

 
 
 Both Śukra (Shukra)/ Venus and the Moon are travelling through the Gaṅdāṅta/ Gandanta together and so the Jala Tattwa of feeling, satisfaction, connection, peace, emotion, happiness, beauty and the like take a severe beating. All these qualities boil. Maṅgala and Ravi are also heading for the Gaṅdāṅta/ Gandanta with some speed and these factors make it a time of change and transformations, even upheavals. Just as the water is boiling now, a few days later the fire will rage and there will be efforts to douse it. A conflict of opposites. It is a new beginning in many ways with so many planets transiting to Aries either together or in quick succession.  
 
But the Argalā/ Argala of the Grahas on the transit Moon should also be seen. We can definitely see the effect of the conjunctions and the aspects. For example, Śani (Shani) aspects the transit Moon with its 7th Bhāva Graha Dṛṣṭi (Drishti) and so does Rāhu/ Rahu. Guard against too much work, or perversion of some sort trying to unsettle you. Also guard against a headless reaction to such matters and instead put a good head on the top of the headlessness, something akin to the coming into being of Gaṇeṣa, when the head of the elephant was put on the child-what a blessing that turned out to be for creation. Take a cue from there.
 
The association with Venus is good but causes the water to rise due to the surfeit of emotion. This in fact gives rise to anger and is a Rudra Yoga. Venus is also aspected by Śani and Rāhu (Shani and Rahu) as is the Moon. This leads to the affliction of the benefics. However the intervention of Gurū (Guru/Jupiter) from Vṛṣabha (Vrishabha)/ Taurus is a great protective force and protects speech and wealth. It is very strongly obstructed by the Argalā/ Argala (intervention or influence) of Ravi, Maṅgala (Mangal) and the Nīca/ Neecha or debilitated Budha. Don't succumb to the bubbling fire; instead look forward to the fire raging strong and bright very soon in Meṣa Rāśi (Mesha Rashi) for new beginnings and cast away that which impedes. Maṅgala (Mangal) is already in Gaṅdānta/ Gandanta by the 12th of the Month and while for those who have Maṅgala (Mangal) playing a largely positive role, it is alright, others for whom it is not a good planet should be careful.
 
The one quite interesting playout of Gocara is in context of annual horoscopy/ Tithi Praveśa Cakra. After all, the natal horoscope and the annual horoscopes are nothing but transit charts frozen and whatever transits are happening at this time with the Sun exalted and a host of planets in Meṣa/ Mesha can have quite a beginning for the natives with Meṣa Sūrya Rāśi (Mesha Surya Rashi) in the radix or the natal horoscope.
 
In other words, we are all going from the end to the beginning and at the threshold there will be the trial by fire and by water, that of the Gaṅdāṅta/ Gandanta. Not an unheard of  process, is it not. Things can begin only when first they end. The rest gives way to the rush of action.
 
While in Kārmic (Karmic) fullness action must come to rest in transcendence, in Bhū Loka it is better if the rest comes to an end in action.
 



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