It is a bit like the Devil and deep blue see when we compare the transit affliction of the Moon in Libra with Saturn and Rahu and then its debilitation in Scorpio.
In Scorpio it continues to receive the aspect of Rahu while the Sun and Mars also prepare to change signs.
With such continued affliction to the transit Moon sometimes we need to do our Maṅtras/ Mantras for protection of the mind. After all this is what Maṅtra means-Mana (mind) + Trayī/ Trayi (to protect)= Protection of the mind.
Where the Moon is in the zodiac, there the mind will go and so the humility of one's circumstance, or the emotional issues in one's life or about life in general will be dominant during this transit of the Moon to Scorpio.
Rāhu/ Rahu is completely opposed to the Sun and the Moon and the enmity can really afflict the emotional mind these couple of days. The Independence Day celebrations in India are liable to be marked by this sombre mood.
Just as we suspected, the Independence Day celebrations have been marred by an unsavoury political exchange between leaders of two large national political parties. Following the speech of the Hon'ble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, the speech of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat has sparked off a controversy and the collective mind (Moon) has been shunted into a well of despair and cynicism (Scorpio).
While on Shri Narendra Modi, Nidhi Razdan of the NDTV was also spoken to in no uncertain terms by the British MP Mr. Barry Gardiner who has extended an invitation to Shri Narendra Modi to the House of Commons. She has purportedly been 'ripped apart' by the British MP on questioning of Shri Modi's credentials and the alleged controversy surrounding him.
In another incident reported personally to me a Forest Department worker was badly stung when he tried to dislodge a nest of wild wasps from a tree. He appeared to have badly misjudged the task at hand and he was poisoned (blood poisoning with the Moon (blood) in natural Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna/ Marana Karaka Sthana and Nīca/Neecha/ debilitated in Scorpio). He is in hospital now and the people concerned acted with great alacrity in taking him there. A team of Doctors is attending to him even as this addendum is being written.
Vṛṣcika/ Vrishchika/ Scorpio is a Kīta/ Keeta/ insect sign and indicates wasps and such creatures which like Scorpions, the symbols of the Rāśi/ Rashi have poison in them. Fortunately for the worker he was moved to hospital and hopefully finally the effects of Cancer will prevail and he will be cured. The poison could be such that he might suffer shock and damage to the kidneys since Rāhu aspects and the unknown quantity has come from the fact that the wasps were not the usual yellow wasps, but red in colour. At the same time yellow is the colour of Scorpio while red is that of Aries showing that the poison may not be linked inextricably with Scorpio.
In Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India ugly reports of local politicians fighting over the right to hoist the flag have started emerging in the Television media and the less said about it the better it is. For our purposes this just shows the real nature and typology of the state of the collective (and individual) mind when the Moon is debilitated.