This month let’s try something little different. In Vedic astrology, a zodiac sign is called ”Rashi”, which really means a ”karmic heap”. It is a collection of karmic energy, often just lying dormant and waiting for something to trigger it. When an issue becomes activated and arises into the collective or individual awareness, in order to be faced and dealt with, it activates with the energy of one of the 12 ”karmic heaps.” So any issue we face can come up in life in 12 different ways. Or, looking at it from another angle: any issue you face, in order to resolve it for good, needs to be faced from 12 different angles during lifetime; and the agenda of our lifetime cycles is setup to provide opportunity for exactly that.
Each Rashi is a mixture of several attributes. One of these is the ”elemental energy” typical for each Rashi. When something activates through a specific Rashi, it can activate either in a ”fiery” or ”watery” or ”airy” or ”earthy” manner. The current pandemic activated with Jupiter, Saturn and Shivapoint in Capricorn – Rashi which gives a strong ”earthy” emphasis, so the impact behind the scenes is predominantly targeting the need to reorganize society’s infrastructures, which are characteristic to ”earth” element. The full moon in May 2020 has the sun, the ”soul of all”, shining from Taurus – additional emphasis of ”earth” element. At the same time, Venus is transiting Gemini: Venus is DNA-level power of immunity, Gemini is back-and-forth experimentation and testing in lab conditions – a very ”airy” emphasis. Full moon is the mind trying to find connection and make sense of this experience in Scorpio, which brings irrational fears and subconscious shadows up for scrutiny – a dominantly ”watery” emphasis. What about the fourth elemental emphasis, where is the ”fire” to be found? As a Vedic element, ”fire” provides awareness of the burning flame of consciousness… I leave it up to you to figure out where that can be found.
Use the descriptions below to figure out where the experiences of your daily life fit into this pattern.
With Aries rising; or if you are born on March 21 – April 20: from the natural fiery tendencies of independence and inspiration, clear your unique path into more airy, social interaction and reciprocity.
With Taurus rising; or if you are born on April 21 – May 21: from the natural earthy tendencies of fixating on material stability, you should be in a specially gifted position to flow along with deep watery currents and the truth arising from within.
With Gemini rising; or if you are born on May 22 – June 21: from the natural airy tendencies of curiosity and communication, seek the fiery awareness of one-pointed trust in the unfolding of the cosmic process.
With Cancer rising; or if you are born on June 22 – July 22: from the natural watery needs of security and nourishment, you should be in a specially gifted position to understand how to develop and maintain the underlying structures of life.
With Leo rising; or if you are born on July 23 – August 23: from the natural fiery tendencies of self-centered expression, lead others into innovative networking and sharing mutual growth.
With Virgo rising; or if you are born on August 24 – September 22: from the natural earthy tendencies of pruning and weeding and trying keep life in order, dive headlong into the water of life and float along on the deep currents.
With Libra rising; or if you are born on September 23 – October 23: from the natural airy tendencies of seeking diplomatic balance and pleasing others, seek the fire of your own inspiration instead. And heed to it.
With Scorpio rising; or if you are born on October 24 – November 22: from the natural watery need to navigate along the deep currents, seek the shoreline and plant your four feet firmly on solid ground.
With Sagittarius rising; or if you are born on November 23 – December 21: from the natural fiery tendency of proclaiming your beliefs, let airy curiosity blow you way along the breeze of what others might have to say.
With Capricorn rising; or if you are born on December 22 – January 20: from the natural earthy tendencies of holding up the ancient fort at all costs, allow watery emotions to seep into the cracks and erode what is obsolete. We all are globally and universally in a specially gifted position to do just that, during these times.
With Aquarius rising; or if you are born on January 21 – February 18: from the natural airy tendencies of detached and unemotional fixation on principles, fan the brightly burning flame of unique self-expression. Be bold, be seen.
With Pisces rising; or if you are born on February 19 – March 20: from the natural watery tendencies of floating along without boundaries, get your hands dirty in a garden that you can tend to in a concrete, karma-yoga fashion.