Mars Conjunct Ketu in Capricorn: Focused Power
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You don't have a life. You are life." - Eckhart Tolle
Get ready to rock! Get ready to dive deep and shed some of the blocks that have been keeping you stuck. Get ready to feel energy that you may have not felt for a long time. Get ready to feel more alive!
This month begins with the warrior planet, Mars, moving into practical and stoic Capricorn on May 2nd, where he is exalted and forming a conjunction with Ketu! When a planet is in its sign of exaltation it performs to the best of its ability. This is a significant cycle for Mars, as he is set to go retrograde in Capricorn, which means he will spending quite a bit of time in this sign. He usually spends just six weeks in a sign, but he will be spending a whopping six months in Capricorn, as he is there until November 6th! What does this mean?
It is easy to understand how Mars in Capricorn works if we look at the nature of the constellation Capricorn and the planet Mars separately: Mars is action. He is fiery, angry, impatient, violent, rash, impulsive and he is looking for a fight. He is athletic, competitive, decisive, vital, energetic, and courageous. Capricorn represents law and order, stamina, perseverance, hard work, ambition, struggle and achievement over time.
Blending these two energies together we get a noble warrior who follow the orders of the king without question. He loves to fight and win, and win he does, even if it takes a long time. We get a person who has enormous discipline over the body and mind, and although he loves to fight, he does so with integrity. He embodies law and order as he is conquering enemy after enemy and achieving goal after goal. He is like the mountain climber that gets to the top of the mountain and can’t wait to find an even bigger and more challenging mountain to climb. He has the stamina to win the war, not just the battle. Adding Ketu with Mars, we get the spiritual warrior. As you may remember from previous articles, Ketu is the headless body of a serpent. He is not of this world. He is moksha karaka or the indicator of spiritual freedom. Ultimately this is where we all want to go, although we may fight it as we continue to succumb to our ego desires. This six month period is giving us the opportunity to shed some ego layers and awaken to our more authentic self. This can be done through physical practices such as intense fiery yoga asanas, martial arts, holotropic breathing and pranayama to name a few. The point is to use the energy Mars is giving us to tap into our courage and move stuck energy in the body through physical practices. The way to freedom is through the body and we are being blessed with an amazing opportunity to access that now.
So, for the next six months take advantage of the action, strength and willpower that Mars and Ketu are bringing to a part of your life. Read below to see what this powerful combination means for you.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 10th house of career, marking a time of intense outward energy in this area. This is your time to bust through fears around your life purpose and go for your dreams. Mars is giving you the courage now to ask for that promotion or raise, change jobs or even start your own business
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 9th house, marking a time of travel, expanded consciousness and learning. This is your time to be courageous and take that trip you’ve been dreaming about, begin a new course of study that will open your mind, move your body and contribute to your peace.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 8th house, marking a time of change and transformation. During times of change it is always good to have ways to discharge energy from the body so as to side step feelings of anxiety. Yoga, martial arts, running and dancing are all good ways to keep the energy flowing as you morph into the new you. You could develop an interest psychology or the occult at this time and even take to doing research.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 7th house, putting the focus on relationship and business. You may be making shifts in one or more of these areas. With Mars aspecting your ascendent, you are feeling energized and ready to kick into action. This is a good time to get outside and be physically active.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 6th house, putting the focus on working hard and creating or reactivating a positive daily physical/health regimen. You’re fighting spirit is high at this time and you have the energy to make things happen. If any health issues should arise, your best course of action is to seek out alternative methods of healing.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 5th house, marking a time to focus on creativity, romance, play and study. This is a great time to support your oldest child in their endeavors, as he/she could experience a great burst of confidence now.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 4th house, putting the focus on home and roots. You could buy real estate at this time or simply renovate your home. In any case, there is a tremendous amount of energy here, so it is best channeled into your home so as not to cause an upsurge of restlessness.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 3rd house,
putting the focus on movement. You may take one or more short journeys now as well as be a out and about running errands, taking workshops and chatting up a storm. You many even move now. Your ability to take risks is at all time high and there isn’t much you can’t do.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 2nd house,
putting the focus is on making money and on defending your values. Be careful about impulsive spending and impulsive speech at this time. On the other hand, if you are thinking about public speaking, now is a good time.
With Mars and Ketu in your first house, get ready roll! This is a time where you feel supercharged and ready to kick into action. Your energy is higher now and you feel passionate about life. Take advantage of the surge of energy Mars is giving you to make
big strides in manifesting your goals as well as create a physical and spiritual practice that will stay with you long after Mars moves on in November.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 12th house,
marking a time where you may take your pleasure from solitude, travel and retreats. You may enjoy taking hikes, swimming and spending time in nature. On the challenging side, this transit can be difficult for relaxing and sleeping, so it is important to engage the body in physical activity and practices as much as possible. The more you work the body, the more peace you will enjoy.
During the next six months Mars and Ketu are traveling through your 11th house, marking a time to your channel your energy into socializing and groups. Taking group exercise classes, going on group hikes and playing team sport are all excellent activities now. Your ability to make gains in finances are favored now. Be kind to your friends and colleagues, as Mars here could present some challenges.
Until next time...