Saturn in Purva Ashadha
Saturn entered Purva Ashadha nakshatra on November 27, 2018, and it will stay there until December 26th, 2019. Purva Ashadha is connected with Apas, the goddess of water. During this period, there could be an uptick of challenging events related to water on the global level. This could include limited access to water due to droughts or due to deteriorating infrastructure in various parts of the world. Water can sometimes be an issue when there is too much of it, such as when it floods. So flooding, mud slides, tsunamis and similar water-damage events are also within the repertoire of this transit. On the positive side, Saturn is not really a planet of limitations. It is a planet that challenges us to take responsibility and make efforts in life. During its stay in Purva Ashadha, Saturn is challenging the world to take responsibility for water. If we pay attention and heed its warning, we could see a greater effort made to address issues related to water, and even related to our rising ocean levels. If this were to occur, which is a big “if”, Saturn’s pattern is to first announce the issue by making people painfully aware of the need to make an effort. Watch for indications of this, during the first part of the transit, that take the form of coalitions or resolutions by groups or nations to commit more fully to addressing environmental problems related to water. In any case, there could be an increase in the sense of urgency about the warming of the oceans, melting icecaps, and other water-related environmental issues. On the personal level, this is a good period to stay hydrated. Try getting into the habit of sipping warm water throughout the day, for example.On another level, the shakti (power) of Purva Ashadha is the power to energize. During this period, there could be a greater sense of the fragility of our energy grid, manifesting in terms of more frequent power outages in various parts of the world. On the positive side, this is a good time for nations of the world to commit themselves to repairing or replacing old infrastructure. Issues related to the negative effects of fossil fuels may also become more obvious. On the personal level, this is a good time to work at your health, especially in ways that can increase your energy, like diet and exercise.On April 23rd , Ketu will enter Purva Ashadha, joining Saturn there for the rest of the year. This will increase the pressure on all of the above concerns related to water and energy. This transit is not all bad, but it does place the weight of two malefic planets on the energies of Purva Ashadha. Mars will join the party, placing a particularly negative aspect on Ketu and Saturn between April and June. For the world in general, that part of the year may be more volatile on a number of levels, including politics, the environment, military actions, accidents, and acts of violence. It will also be a preamble to the more important conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn that occurs in 2020. The next few years will see things heating up in the world on many levels. I will elaborate more on this and other upcoming influences in my World Predictions webinar in January 16th and 17th at 7:00 p.m. pacific time. You can sign up on my website at https://jameskelleher.com/products/world-predictions-2019Saturn’s transit in Purva Ashadha, like any Saturn transit, can be positive or negative, depending on one thing: effort. If we take responsibility and make an effort, it will help us. If not, it will produce more and more resistance and discomfort until we finally get the picture and do something. So why resist? It only makes things harder.
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