A very short post today.
A rare astrological event is coming up for two days, from tomorrow ie 10:45am on 13th Sep to 2pm on 15th Sep. The 6 graha, ie the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all be in the signs which they own themselves. Rahu and Ketu are respectively in Gemini and Sagittarius. So except Venus, all graha are in their Swa-kshetra, own houses and capable of giving good results.
But Mars though in Aries is retrograde, the ability to take advantage of the energy created is not really there. His energy is turned inwards rather than outwards. So most of us will be rather lethargic when in fact decisive action is required. But some of us will be able to take advantage of what is coming up. Especially if your Birth Mars is retrograde or exalted or placed well you can benefit more.
If you have noticed these past few days, Mars was moving extremely slowly, practically stationary, then stationary and he started his retrograde movement on 9th Sept. So from 9th to 13th morning, the three outer planets were moving weirdly together.
- Mars moving very very slowly retrograde.
- Jupiter stationary, on the verge of going forward (he goes forward on 13th Sep morning.)
- Saturn slowing down in his retrograde motion (he goes forward on 29th Sept)
The energy generated was so dense, no other word to describe it. Time, its very movement, had changed its speed.
I wonder if you note this, our sense of time is dependent on the movements of the planets. Sometimes time seems to stand still, go very fast or else crawl along or rarely seem to rewind too. This personal sense of time is dependent on the transits of the planets. People who are highly influenced by Saturn (either in birth chart or in transit) will have this maximum ‘sense’ of Time.
So Jupiter becomes forward tomorrow morning. And we have this unique opportunity coming up for 2.25days immediately after that. So make use of the time coming up.
Technically it is Pitru-paksh going on, the souls of the departed ancestors are back on this dimension, Martya-lok for 16days. During the Pitru-paksh period, no pujas are performed. ie you cannot get a Brahmin/ Pujari to come over for doing Nav-graha puja or Shanti-homa or anything of this sort. Pitru-paksh, is from the Purnima/full moon to the No-moon./Amavasya of the of Bhadrapad month. Only tarpan-vidhi are possible and are performed for the departed ancestors. This is their time. The energy generated is suitable only for the departed ancestors not for the deities or living people. (For me personally this is a very tedious time as all my dead ancestors, from my Mom to the others are back demanding my time as I sleep at night. Can’t wait for this window to shut on the No-Moon/Sarva-pitri Amavasya.)
So you can do any of these following as a personal practice in your own house, sitting in front of your household deities/puja ghar. eg Recite the Gayatri mantra 108 times, do your Dhyan using your personal Dhyan mantra (Soham or Hamsa or OM), recite the mantra, shloka, stotra of the planets, deities you like etc. If you cannot do anything at all, then mentally recite the Soham or Hamsa or Om with your breath whenever you can. Use the energy of the coming time to strengthen your own self in any way you can. If you strengthen yourself on the spiritual front you gain the energy to drive your material outer world too. The source of all energy within is reflected in the without.
Then on 23rd Sep, Ketu finally enters Scorpio leaving Jupiter alone in Sagittarius. Jupiter will be here till 20th Nov after which he goes into Capricorn and gets debilitated again. And Saturn will be turn forward from 29th Sept. This is the real window of opportunity about 1.5 mths where Jupiter and Saturn both are capable of giving powerful results. One thing to remember is that Mars will be retrograde till 14th Nov, so most of us will feel the lethargy and not act with confidence to grasp what will be offered. The energy release will be so high that whatever you have lost in this rather traumatic Ketu in Sagittarius transit, will be converted to auspicious benefits. So try to remain aware and act this period. You can trigger positive changes for yourself which will give significant gains after Dec 2020.
(I have written posts on all these astrological events I have mentioned above, do use the index page to locate them if you wish to read)