This year the Venus Saturn Rahu Jupiter dynamic is causing continuous havoc in everyone’s personal life (post here). Several of us are going through financial difficulties, professional issues, health problems both mental and physical etc.
The year 2023 started with both Venus and Saturn in Capricorn. This meant that one of the two sources of wisdom (Venus and Jupiter are the two Gurus) was restricted by Saturn. Venus with Saturn is an intensely cruel combination, in birth or transit or in even the Dasha system (post here).
Then this restrictive energy continued as both, one after the other, moved into Aquarius in Jan 2023. And once Saturn entered Aquarius (post here), he started aspecting Rahu in Aries creating an intense Shapit dosh in transit (post here). Further he and Rahu took control of Jupiter in Pisces in a cruel paap kartari scissor. This stopped Jupiter from doing whatever good he was capable of and in addition all the things controlled by Jupiter started causing turbulence in our lives.
Next Venus moved into Pisces, joining Jupiter and causing even more confusion as Venus and Jupiter together (post here) is in itself an inauspicious combination. If this was not enough Sun and Mercury entered Aquarius, giving Saturn full control over 5 graha. (It will become 6 graha when Moon in his cycle of 28days, enters Aquarius and till he exits Aries)
Now Venus is all set to move into Aries on 12th Mar 2023, where he will join Rahu and be aspected by Saturn, creating even more trouble for everyone on multiple fronts. The Shapit dosh which started on 17th Jan 2023, as Saturn entered Aquarius, will go on an overdrive. This time till 6th Apr will be tumultuous for everyone. Venus getting afflicted to this extent means that everyone will temporarily lose that precious relationship with the one they love the most, ie the personal Self.
You will feel unvalued, there will be a loss of confidence, you will not get validation from anyone, feel lonely, suffer from a lack of support from your loved ones and even your personal spiritual practice/your deity will fail to overtly support you as you feel lost inside. This is a time when you might think unethical thoughts, do immoral actions, start addictions and take misguided decisions which have a long term negative impacts.
The keywords of Venus, ie spiritual practice, physical intimacy, pujas, wisdom, beauty, money, partnerships, accumulated resources, close family, equal love, etc will be under the typical influence of Rahu and restricted by Saturn. You might feel deprived of these things or feel that someone is cheating you at this level or you yourself might cheat others here or you might voluntarily under the illusion of Rahu allow yourself be cheated in these aspects of your life. There is a possibility of domestic violence, hateful words, emotional torture at the one-one levels. Snapping of relations is a distinct possibility in this time. Try to not hurt the ones you love as it may not be possible to recover any relationships/ assets etc that you lose during this time.
Saturn has full control over the situation as he is dominating Rahu, Jupiter and Venus. Also Sun and Mercury in Aquarius are caught in this storm. All these planets will be under Saturn’s control until they move out from Aries. If Saturn is a malefic for your ascendant sign (post here) then this will be worst. For those who have a benefic Saturn at birth, this will be an average to bad time.
Saturn is on the verge of exiting Dhanishtha nakshatra (post here) and will soon enter the Shatataraka nakshatra (post here). Shatatarka lunar mansion is connected to Rahu. The rule breaker Rahu will now onwards be subtly influencing the systematic Saturn of about one year. A curious sense of symmetry is seen here as Saturn is aspecting Rahu while sitting in a nakshtra linked to Rahu. If you have a benefic Rahu in your birth chart then this time may give you some spiritual benefits. If this Saturn in Shatararaka/ Shatabhisha nakshatra transit is unfavourable for you then be prepared for a surge of pending karma. Rahu is uncontrolled desires, unrestrained risks and unlimited illusions. Saturn is ‘limitations’ in every way possible. Both together is an uncomfortable energy.
If you have a Shapit dosh in your birth chart or even the Guru chandal combination, or any combination of Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Sun, Mercury, Rahu and Ketu in your chart then you must be careful as long as these in-transit combinations are active in the skies. The main signs under stress are Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and to some extent Libra. So whatever they signify in your chart will also cause turmoil in your life.
Those with Shapit dosh in the birth chart will face additional severe mental stress, sleeplessness, loneliness and physical ill health. Mental instability will occur in this time. Long term relations, loves, friendships and business partnerships will break. Death of close family members, divorces or separations can occur. Legal issues, disagreements, financial losses, stalling of projects will occur, job satisfaction will not exist and home life will be strained. You will be randomly blamed for things. Some might lose their jobs or homes. In any case, something /someone very precious to you will be lost to you for ever in this time frame. And it will be something connected to your pending karma so you will most likely be powerless to stop this.
Shapit dosh in the birth chart is often missed or not given due importance. But I have observed that this one specific dosh, the ‘cursed combination’ has the potential to completely destroy the significations of the signs/ houses it affects. And it also stops the other positive combinations in the chart from giving their effect. This is all the ill-will which you have earned in your past and at its most potent. And more so in this time when Venus in Aries is mixed up in these karmic energies. Expect frustrations and sorrow in life as negative karmic fruits triggered by this dosh cannot be generally modified. And karma is on an overdrive in 2023. This will be a trying time for most of us.
As always the only solutions are Daan and Mantra. And even if you feel that your daily spiritual practice is not helping, you must continue doing it. It is in fact the only thing which is really helping! Finally if you are able to analyse yourself, your chart and your mind then do try to intelligently modify your behaviour so that you can navigate through safely in the coming time.