"It's Always Something!" ~ Mars and Saturn in Mutual Aspect
by James Kelleher
October 01, 2019
Mars entered Virgo on September 25th and will stay there until November 10th. On the positive side, this transit accentuates analytical thinking, so this is a good time to get your life organized, and can be good for productivity and detailed work. On the other hand, this transit is inclined to produce critical thinking and can be argumentative, so if you have those traits in your personality already, then this is a good time to walk softly in your personal relationships.
On another level, from Virgo, Mars will be casting its drishti (glance or aspect) on the sign of Sagittarius during this period. This will probably aggravate the Saturn-Ketu conjunction that, although separating now, is still alive and well in Sagittarius. Mars and Saturn will actually be mutually aspecting each other during this time, which tends to produce frustration. In its various forms, I have dubbed this combination, the rush hour traffic aspect. And like rush hour, the astrological traffic during October may slow down or even pass an accident or two on the shoulder.
On the geopolitical level, this could accentuate political squabbles and international tensions. On the personal level, this period might produce a more negative or challenging influence on whatever Sagittarius indicates in your horoscope. This influence might become more intensified during the period from October 20th to the 30th, 2019.
As the great Sage, Parashara Maharishi, once said, "Delay's, pressures, and obstacles are sometimes mandatory, but suffering is optional!" Okay, maybe it wasn't actually Parashara who said that, but it is still the insight of some sage. So please don't go off on this and think that bad horrible things will happen. I am simply pointing to a small stress period. The key here is to practice the three Ps, and be patient, polite, and persevering if you encounter any stress.
The particular areas that you can watch for producing more stress, will depend on what Sagittarius represents in your horoscope. Once again, since I can't see your horoscope while I write a newsletter, I will base this on your Vedic Sun Sign (Surya Lagna). And if you happen to know your Moon sign, Ascendant sign, or Arudha Lagna sign, then you can also watch the areas listed for those signs.
Vedic Sun Signs
Apr 14 - May 14 (Aries) This period could produce stresses or delays during travel. This might also be a good time to do a little gentle yoga, if that is something you are able to do, to open up your hip and low back area.
May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus). During this period, you might find that projects encounter obstacles or that you might need to take a new approach to something you are working on. Sometimes, the best way to deal with a problem is to try a new solution.
Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) This period is a good time to be patient with everyone around you. If you experience some frustration in a relationship, either personal or professional, remember to be patient and polite.
Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) During this period, take it easy with relationships, be patient, and try not to react emotionally if something upsets you. This is also a good time to focus on your health, don't work too hard, and stay on your diet and exercise routines.
Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) If you have children, this could be a period of more stress in that department, so be patient and make sure you set clear boundaries. If you are in school, this could be a period of more stress, homework or pressure, so work hard and keep your nose to the grindstone.
Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) During this period, you might need to spend some money to fix or repair something related to your home or your car, so stay up on your maintenance of both.
Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) This is a good time to practice patience and awareness in the way you communicate with others. It is also a period that could produce delays or obstructions during short journeys, so take extra time when you go on errands. It doesn't hurt to call the store to find out if they have the item you need before you get in your car and drive there.
Nov 16- Dec 15 (Scorpio) During this period, you might experience some pressures or stresses with finances. Some of that could be related to your home or your vehicle. Just be patient and try not to spend too much. By the way, this is also a good time to try to put a little extra effort into your diet.
Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) This could be a period of hard work and pressure. Be patient with ambitious projects, and conservative with expenditures.
Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn) This transit might produce some extra expenses, so just be conservative with your expenditures now. Don't be extravagant, save your money. If you are travelling during this period, then you might also be well advised to keep an eye on your belongings, and to be patient enroute.
Feb 13 - Mar 13 (Aquarius) This is a good time to practice patience with friends and also when you are interacting with groups.
Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) Although this period favors any type of technical work, it can also produce obstruction or stress in your ambitious undertakings, and work projects. So just work hard and be patient.