Equinox : March 20, 2020
I am now back from India, amid all the virus situation, Sydney feels like it is still January… no one is here, social isolation is a thing and hand sanitiser is everywhere!
There is always so much happening cosmically, so I decided I would write about the Equinox and Kaal Sarpa Yoga in this article. More to come!
Here in the south we are moving toward autumn! Over in the northern hemisphere you are moving into spring! On March 20/21 the night and day will be almost the same length – around 12 hours each, depending on your geographic location. The earth’s equator lines up with the centre of the sun, giving us equal days and nights on both hemispheres. Equinox’s are the marking of darkness to light and light to darkness, they remind us of the inevitable changes of the cycles and seasons, on all levels.
Kaal Sarpa Yoga
One of the key planetary signatures currently affecting us at the moment is that all the planets are hemmed in between the north and south nodes. This is called a ‘yoga’ – a union. This yoga is called Kaal Sarpa – ‘Serpent of Time’
Things begin and end quickly under this influence.
This Yoga will be broken every two weeks by the moon’s monthly cycle around the zodiac, and will finally be broken early when mercury moves into gemini.
This configuration is not so common, and when it happens it can imbalance the psyche and catalyse difficult, shadowy events that have unusual circumstances around them, Hello coronavirus, wild swings in the markets, and general public unrest. These are manifestations of these imbalanced energies. The more out of balance situations are on earth, the greater the chaos to catalyse change.
Such is the nature of life.
Rahu and Ketu are the north and south nodes of the moon – they are invisible points, marking where the eclipses take place. The nodes operate on a psychological level, they generate fear, insecurity, sudden events, calamities and general chaos. They can also trigger breakthroughs, insights, revolutions, radical thinking and radical changes for the positive. It depends on how the energy is received and used.
The axis that is being activated by the nodes is Gemini / Sagittarius. As they always move backwards through the sky (anticlockwise) – they will be shifting into Scorpio/Taurus mid September. This axis is concerned with the higher mind vs lower mind. Sag is ruled by Jupiter, Gemini, by Mercury. Jupiter and Mercury do not always see eye to eye as Jupiter is concerned with the big picture, the spirit and essence of things and Mercury attends to the details and mundane realities on the material plane; Mercury can often miss the forest, for the trees.
Jupiter, on the other hand will take a long, leisurely saunter through the forest and find endless inspiration to philosophise and ponder upon. Jupiter seems to ignore the minutiae, or to ignore or not pay much attention to certain facts.In the negative sense this can lead to a certain type of fundamentalism and righteousness, one which lectures a divine, elitist view, spiritually bypassing essentials.
By contrast, Mercury can also be just like this, but in the opposite sense. Take absolute belief in science and it’s staunch materialist perspective, for example. With Jupiter and Mercury operating through the fire/air dynamic of Gemini/Sagg, activated by Rahu and Ketu which is playing with our minds, it is essential in these times to really consider all perspectives, while accepting none – there is so much more to the world as we know it. Human beings are realising their divinity, and in the process, we are learning who we are not. As long as we stay shut off to the higher dimensions of reality, rejecting anything other than what can be measured, many of the world’s issues will continue to re-cycle and loop, over and over again.
The Nakshatra Axis is Ardra/Mula.
Nakshatras are lunar mansions, smaller asterisms within a 30 degree zodiac sign. These are the secret keys to the zodiac which provide a wellspring of deeper knowledge and insight into the functioning of the signs.
Ardra is ruled by Rahu, Mula, by Ketu.
Expect the next few months to be a potent hall of mirrors. Ardra’s symbolism is a teardrop, there is a connection to water, rain, floods and storms. The deity is Rudra (the crying form of Shiva).
Take care with your drinking water, the fish you eat, the waters in your body – it is a good time to cleanse and clear out. Move your lymphatics, have a sauna; sweat.
Be mindful of how you speak to yourself – have you heard of The Secret Messages of Water ?
Ketu in its own star will force us to confront and wrap up past situations. Its time to weed out useless roots and weeds. Seek to understand; anything avoided comes back in bigger and uglier forms. Karma is a life process which occurs for all things, like gravity. Part of life is facing things that we would rather not deal with, things which can be uncomfortable and difficult. My teacher Komilla Sutton says it is not about what is happening but how we deal with things.
Life may give us a cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it!
The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is wonderful to connect to protective vibrations – (it took me a while it understand how mantras work) – So here are some resources for those who are curious, yet skeptical :
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat
“We worship the three-eyed One, who is fragrant and who nourishes all.
Like the fruit falls off from the bondage of the stem, may we be liberated from death, from mortality”
Yoga International Article on Maha Mritunjaya Mantra
Dalai Lama Sings Maha Mritunjaya Mantra :
During times of uncertainty and flux we are called to access deeper reservoirs of inner strength and resilience… there is a need to connect and to become closer, to simplify life, letting go of unnecessary things, purify the mind, thoughts, and emotions, cultivate compassion, tolerance and understanding.
This is the practice and path of Yoga – to create and maintain balance, and become masters of our minds.
Namaste and breathe deeply!
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