Mars/Ketu in Capricorn
The significance of Mars and Ketu is so relevant at this point of time because Mars is currently posited in Capricorn (22 (Saturn) in Shravana Nakshatra (Moon) along with Ketu which is also posited in Shravana Nakshatra. Mars (15°06’) is in a tight conjunction with Ketu (13°:22’) which is terrifying the world in many ways. This is kind of making the people anxious as to when Mars will be away from Ketu or perhaps even leave the sign of Capricorn.
Martian deeds are courage, valour, anger, passion, surgery, blood, war, accidents, wounds, separation. Mars activates one’s desire to a certain level of intensity. Mars deals with the sexual energy of human being. Mars can trigger events in a swift pace in the everyday deeds of the world because of its short time (45 days) in transiting from one sign to another. Mars is energy!
Ketu (South Node) signifies detachment, spirituality, astrology, secret aspects, bombs, toxic elements, war, extreme violence, growing hatred and poisoning. A well placed Ketu gives a great amount of spiritual energy in a native which can be used to heal many people who need psychological assistance.
Mars is all set to go retrograde in Capricorn on June 27, 2018 in Shravana (2) and it stays retrograde until August 26, 2018 where Mars will be in Sathabhisha (2) Nakshatra ruled by Rahu. Already there have been accidents in the past few days across the world which consumed so many innocent lives. Sadly, this entire episode will repeat as Mars is going retrograde where it will continue to relive the tight conjunction with Ketu. People might think that Mars has crossed the 13° mark in Capricorn which kind of releases Mars from a super tight conjunction with (same degree) Ketu. But, that’s not the end of the story.
Mars is going retrograde at 15°06’ in Shravana Nakshatra ruled by Moon. This gives a great in relation to Moon’s transit across the zodiac. Moon rules people in mundane astrology. In this case, as and when Moon is making some form of connection with Mars and Ketu, we might be vulnerable to loss of lives across the world.
Various ways in which Moon can come in connection with Mars and Ketu.
Moon in Aries – Moon in an angular position or a kendra position to Mars and Ketu. Mars will cast its 4th aspect over the Moon.This position is potent to create some form of emotional trouble to the people especially because, Moon in Aries – Moon in an angular position or a kendra position to Mars and Ketu. Mars will cast its 4th aspect over the Moon. This position is potent to create some form of emotional trouble to the people especially because of the fact that Mars – Moon connection creates an array of emotions while the Ketu factor will be detrimental in this regard bringing a sense of chaos and confusion.
Moon in Taurus – Moon in Taurus will form a trine with Mars and Ketu. Even though there is no direct aspect by Mars, trine factor (same element) is a major determinant from Nadi Astrology and Mundane Astrology point of view. Here we have Moon in trine to two malefics, i.e Mars and Moon.
Moon in Cancer – Moon in Cancer is probably the most vulnerable position as Moon will be affected by the Nodal axis. Moon is most uncomfortable when it comes in connection with the Nodes. Naturally, when a luminary is suppressed from expressing its energy, the luminary feels uncomfortable in that zone. Hence, Nodal axis is the most vulnerable point for Moon in terms of people getting affected due to some form of natural disaster, explosion or accidents. Coming close to Rahu and being in conjunction with Rahu is a period of anxiety and fear to people which could be being at the brink of something bad and cannot escape. Apart from falling within the Nodal axis, Moon will also come under the direct aspect of Mars (7th). Mars’ full aspect on Moon represents mass hospitalisation as a result of some form of disaster.
Moon in Leo – Mars will cast its 8th aspect over Moon when Moon enters Leo which is again a very tricky period for the people in the world with their daily affairs. In this case, the Mars aspect over Moon is likely to bring some emotional troubles with a lasting impact for over the next few days. Uncomfortable scenarios are very much on the cards.
As Mars goes retrograde, Mercury will also move into Cancer and be close to the Nodal axis as it progresses through the sign of Cancer. Mercury is an airy planet which will be placed in water sign. Mercury will also under the direct aspect of Mars apart from being on the Nodal axis. This can cause some explosion in oil wells that can damage the environment in a large manner with a huge impact in the near and even far future. Saturn represents oil and Saturn is also retrograde. Saturn’s dispositor Jupiter is also retrograde. Hence, unexpected events are likely to take place at least until Jupiter goes direct.
Chances of air accidents are more during this period. Pollution due to such natural or man made calamities are really possible. Volcanoes are already fuming. The fact that Mars and Ketu are in a land sign, Volcanic eruptions at this point can really harm mainland and cause heavy disruptions in the daily life of humans. As Venus will also join Mercury in this mess, links between places can be disconnected due to issue in communication and transport. Mercury rules communication/transport and Venus rules and vehicles. Ashlesha nakshatra rules by Mercury signifies fire and poison. Fire planet Mars will aspect airy planet Mercury that is placed in Ashlesha Nakshatra. Nodal axis is ready to add to the agony and that too in a large manner.
The coming of Sun into Cancer will be very crucial. The New Moon that will occur in Cancer is potentially capable of being a very eventful new moon from the global point of view as fire accidents, forest fire or any events involving fire or explosion is again possible.
Threat to global leaders
Sun means government and Moon means people. When they fall in the ever tightening noose of the Nodal axis and the aspect of Mars in conjunction with Ketu, there is every chance that any global leader might be under some form of threat. The event can also be potentially irreversible. If nothing happens, at least there will be some form of plans of destroyal of something or someone will be brewing from behind which might take shape during some other time. Having said, this is a very dangerous road ahead for global leaders and they might face life threats.
With Mars (Rx) and Ketu in the natural 10th house of Capricorn, general work life will be filled with confusions, tediousness and uncertainty. Global political situation is always under criticism due to variety of chaos and confusions that are likely to unfold. People of the developed countries might have some dissatisfaction with their government which might be expressed in a very explicit manner. The combination of Mars and Ketu brings a sense of irresponsibility to the sign of Capricorn that naturally holds signification for being responsible. Things might go imperfect in government propositions. Deals might turn out to be much lesser than what was earlier promised. Pragmatism will be a huge ask at this point of time in all walks of our daily lives. Practical people will appear to be fools but that is not what they really are.
Economics of the world
Economical situation might be highly erratic. Financial markets of the world keep fluctuating largely. To be precise, if an index moves up 1% on a particular day, it might come down by 2% the other day. There won’t be a straight forward or a regular pattern or trend in financial markets during this time. Historically, Saturn was in Sagittarius during the Great Depression of 1929. Saturn is significant here because Saturn is the dispositor of Mars and Ketu. A huge depression during this period of Mars (Rx) – Ketu in Capricorn however is unlikely.
Activating the Inner Self
Natural 10th house is the Karma sthana (position/house) in Vedic Astrology, With Mars9Rx) and Ketu posited, spiritual energies within ourselves can be unleashed to a greater effect to achieve spiritual wisdom from a maturity standpoint. The fact that Mars (Rx) and Ketu are posited here, will make the native repay the results of a bad karma that the native had done either in current life or in the past life. With nodes involved, fulfilling past life Karmas will happen in a hurry as Mars is associated in the combination. Basically, for those who want to use this period positively, this period is an opportunity filled with hurdles.
About the Author: Guest author of the School of Ancient Astrology
Aswin Balaji Subramanyan, an Indian Astrologer, is the founder and publisher of Celestial Vibes e-magazine on astrology with the motive to agree, accept and appreciate the cosmological differences that each form of astrology has to offer. In an effort to record the astrological wisdom and astrological culture of our times across the world, Aswin is hosting a podcast show called Celestial Vibes Podcast which features a special guest for every episode where various topics on astrology and matters related to astrological community are discussed.
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