Saturday, April 28, 2018

Full Moon in Libra, Mars Enters Capricorn

The Full Moon is on Sunday, April 29, @ 15 deg sidereal Libra. This marks the culmination of the Hindu Lunar month Vaishak, although this year the Full Moon will fall in the prior nakshatra, Chitra. Jupiter, planet of Truth & Justice, accompanies the Full Moon, in Libra the sign of Fairness, indicating potential for some developments along the lines of achieving justice.
Mars changes signs and enters Capricorn on Wednesday, May 2.  Usually Mars takes about 6 weeks to transit through a sign, but due to entering a retrograde period at the end of June, Mars will remain in Capricorn until November 5. Thus the planet of Action will be in the sign of Practical Accomplishment for the next 6 months, which sounds good, except that there's a problem:
Mars will be together with Ketu, the South Node of the Moon, for the entire time. Ketu is the significator of Past Karma. By teaming up with Ketu, the planet of Action and Aggression creates the energy pattern of Paying for Past Deeds. Also, since Ketu represents the Non-manifest world, it can dissolve things on the material plane, and create a lot of Chaos. Both Mars and Ketu have a Fiery, malefic quality; together they can be quite Incendiary.The close conjunction of Mars and Ketu begins at the end of May.

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