By Nov 2, Venus will have entered Virgo, its sign of debilitation. This does not bode well for the economy, more especially as Venus meets with Ketu at the end of the sign, by Nov 28. Now, every time Venus moves into Virgo feels a bit flat. This year, however, Venus is ‘eclipsed’ by the south node, showing even more potential repercussions.
As Ketu meets with Virgo, Rahu enters Pisces. Rahu leaving Aries may, at least, take the foot off the accelerator for wars around the world. However, Rahu continues to aspect Aries, along with Saturn and Mars in November. This means all 3 malefics are impacting the sign of war.
Yet there may be other issues that are rearing their head now, including a potential economic fallout. Rahu in Pisces is no longer strongly impacted by Saturn in Aquarius. In other words, Saturn no longer keeps Rahu in check. Along with all malefics influencing the planet of growth, Jupiter, growth is either hampered, or it’s gained by dubious means that have negative long term repercussions.
Rahu in Pisces brings with it so many contradictions we may grapple with for the upcoming 18 months, as Ketu in Virgo has the potential to dredge things up from the past and completely remove any sense of order. This may bring a need to check out of the chaos, through whatever means necessary.
Mars moves into Scorpio by Nov 16, conjunct the Sun. The mid-November period is explosive. Mars’ combustion in a place of strength could lead to all kinds of explosive events through the end of the year. Add Mercury into the mix, and everyday pursuits are impacted.
Mars aspects Saturn in Aquarius from Scorpio, while Saturn looks back at Mars. This square between Mars and Saturn is always tense. But when we add it to this particular mix, it can be deadly. How we each use this tension will vary. While it doesn’t bode well for peace in the immediate timeframe, we can use these transits to effect real change in our lives.
Mars and Saturn are now in their own signs, which means the harsher aspects of our being are more able to express themselves. This can express itself as doing the necessary, however we feel about it. Mars and Saturn may challenge us but without being challenged we never make the necessary changes. Use these cruel planets to work on issues, as opposed to just being cruel to others.
If someone else acts cruelly to you, see it as a challenge to respond in a way that improves yourself, as opposed to lashing out with no clear direction. Mars and Saturn combined are like a ninja warrior. Focus your energy to get more done.
Because the Mars-Saturn square occurs as Venus conjoins Ketu, and because Mercury moves through the Scorpio-Sagittarius divide at the same time, it may seem as if it’s all too challenging, of course. All may seem lost in a worldly sense. Yet something more important is gained when things seem to fall apart.
Venus in Virgo may challenge diplomacy at such a critical juncture. Do what you must. Consider the consequences.
Thankfully, Venus doesn’t hang about long at this degree, and quickly moves into its own sign, Libra, by Nov 29. All is not lost. Whatever was, must be relinquished at this stage.
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All calculations are based on the sidereal zodiac and UTC.