We are currently in Skanda Shasti, the 6 days when Muruga comes to the earth plane to kill off negativity and bring in more light and higher consciousness.
The Sun and Mercury are going to transit into Scorpio tomorrow on Monday, November 16th. The Sun transits at 1:30 pm EST and Mercury transits at 9 pm.
As Scorpio is known as a fixed sign, the Sun entering Scorpio initiates a 9-hour Vishnupati period where the energy of Vishnu is abundantly available. Vishnu can bless you with wealth, healing, transformation, and spiritual bliss. Make sure to pray to Vishnu during this time. You can honor Vishnu with his mantra, Om Namo Narayanaya.
Astroved invites you to watch a grand fire ritual for Muruga on the last night of Skanda Shasti. It will be held at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 16th. That is 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17th IST. It is offered FREE for everyone, or you may make a donation of your choice, or you may sign up to participate in the ritual by proxy. Participate here.
Sun is going to be in Scorpio from November 16 – December 16th. Scorpio is the most occult of the signs. Ruled by the action-oriented planet Mars, Scorpio is the natural 8th house of the zodiac. Known as Vrischika in Sanskrit, its symbol is the scorpion. Scorpions can sting and sometimes are poisonous. On the other hand, a small amount of poison can actually be made into a medicine that heals people. Vaccines and homeopathic remedies are examples.
Scorpio Sun represents the hidden side of life and occult powers. “Occult” means of or relating to supernatural powers or practices, secret. As the natural 8th house, it is a house of transformation, change, obstacles, and mysteries. It can relate to growth through pain, unearned wealth (like gifts and legacies), disturbing events, and longterm health or illness.
The Sun is our soul, the King of the Solar System, and is a planet of life force and integrity.
Saturn, planet of discipline, service and compassion, is transiting Scorpio for about the next 2 years. Saturn is not especially comfortable in Scorpio.
With Sun and Saturn together in Mars’ sign, the energy may be a bit tricky. Sun and Mars are fiery planets of activity, but Saturn can bring limitations. It will be good to stay focused on your priorities and take the action you need to take in a disciplined way.
If you have obstacles of any kind, the elephant-headed Ganesha is the being who specializes in removing them. Check out Dr. Pillai’s special videos on Ganesha Solutions here. Dr Pillai has revealed more information about the power of Ganesha, including Ganesha’s memory and the unfailing Ganesha, Poiya Ganapati.
A mantra for Ganesha is Om Gum Ganapatayai Namaha.
Mercury is also transiting Scorpio until December 6th. Mars is transiting Mercury’s sign Virgo. This means Mars will be exchanging signs with Mercury. Both will be powerful and able to do their jobs very well. What are their jobs? Mercury is a planet of communication, business, and money. Mars is a planet of motivation and action. Muruga’s Pleiadian energy will help and guide us and help to mitigate the difficult situations. Doing charity – something to help people who are suffering – is always a great remedy to do for Saturn. Saturn always loves it when we help others.
Venus is going to be debilitated in Virgo until November 29th. Venus is a planet of prosperity, beauty, the arts, and relationships. If you experience worry or problems in these areas of life, chant Venus’ mantra during Venus horas and on Fridays. Venus’ mantra is Om Shukraya Namaha. When Venus transits to Libra on November 29th, he is going to become extremely powerful because he’ll be in his own sign. He’ll be able to do his work well.
Planets transiting the natural 8th house of the zodiac may bring in more pressure to transform – individually and for the whole world. The Sun’s intense light will reveal that which is no longer serving you. You might need to literally or figuratively clean out the junk from the closets and confront fears and painful old patterns. However, it is a great opportunity is to achieve victories over obstacles and to transform. This is the time to let go of a lower way of being in order to move on to a new, more empowered state.
Scorpio’s energy represents the primal life force (kundalini), which breaks down anything that is blocking its flow. This can feel like it’s creating upheavals and changes. Don’t try to swim upstream against the current; rather, choose to go with the flow of the changes. Go with the Divine flow and evolve towards more light and higher consciousness. If you experience obstacles, go to Ganesha for help. If you experience health challenges, focus on healing yourself Try not to do everything on your own – cultivate the support of other people. Enjoy meditation and perhaps a spiritual trip. Enjoy delving into the mysteries of life this month!
Enjoy listening to this week’s Meditation and the lively Q&A Discussion.