As a student of astrology, perhaps these are the best times when you want to be a witness, observe and learn life lessons from these three magnificent planets! Like my other articles on astrology, I am not going into the routine effects, benefits or adverse effects of the planets, but we will discuss more broadly on a philosophical level!
To begin with, the symbolism of Mars, Saturn and Jupiter, whichever ancient literature, you desire to choose, these three are symbolic of a few aspects that govern our lives (irrespective of how modern we are or not). Mars- fire, energy, action and movement with a strong tug on the planet in terms of physical metamorphosis and being one of the closest neighbor to Earth, after the Moon. Saturn-one of the slowest moving of all planets, signification of aligning things to the requirement and something that enables and furthers contraction and focus and certainly it does play a role to ensure one has what one needs and must have and tends to strip everything else away- unwanted baggage, aspirations which are unfounded and in a way creates that karmic bridge which for all of us is nothing more then an eternal dynamic karma management aspect! Now coming to Jupiter, the symbolism for expanding the effects of everything that comes to you, wisdom and knowledge, the eternal source that tends to keep the unfailing compassion within you even in the most trying times for most of us and much more!
Well as these three come into the sign of Aquarius and tend to stay there together for the next 30-40 days well it’s anyone’s guess the ride is going to be interesting! From a generic perspective the association of Saturn and Mars has always been ridden with malefic impacts over riding the beneficial impacts and this time too the result will not be much different- delays, diversions, sudden developments and rapid escalations of matters pertaining to nations, ideologies, status of working class people and the stressing impact on the weakest sections of the society will be something that the world will see! Even as I pen this write up, events across the world owing to the pandemic have brought to the forefront the ugly standards of world hypocrisy- one end we have opulence like the great mythical Gods and at the other extreme end we have abject poverty and distress which has come to hit us in our faces- something that the world now has no choice but to work upon to resolve it so that these instances are reduced if not completely done away with! This will be made possible by the presence of Jupiter who through wisdom and knowledge will ensure that vested interests are kept under check and necessary respite and assistance is made good through authority and law to the poorest of the poor and this recognition will ensure that a new world order and realignment happens globally which will be more felt and will come alive post September 2020!
However, the tug of Mars and Saturn hint towards adverse and sporadic intense weather patterns and natural calamities will raise their heads and Earth will come alive, through increased instances of landslides, earthquakes and volcanic activity and fire events! The wise thing to do in these times (and perhaps always) is to respect nature and ensure we build our abodes on this planet where we are meant to live and ensure we practice care for the planet-Greed and the never ending hunger for more and more never has done good to anyone and will ultimately be the undoing for humankind eventually! This cycle of nature teaching us lessons will go on, as they have always been until we learn to stay away and stay at places which do not put us in direct conflict with nature!
Saturn- Mars will also create challenging times for industries that deal with heavy machinery, oil, natural resources and technologies which are high end – like aviation space etc. It will be a wise decision to delay any new testing and development in these to May and beyond! Stress and rigor will expose fault lines in work areas and people in Uniform will be called out time and again to ensure public order is managed and chaos is avoided! All in all times will be turbulent and the only grace being Jupiter will try to soften the harshness of the blow to an extent that is possible- but avoidance and mitigation is the key- for with Mars being present situations tend to go off hand more rapidly then expected and that can become a tall order in the times that we are now! Nations too will need to manage their borders to ensure mischief is contained and peace prevails and overcomes any hostile provocation anywhere around the world!
The prudence of Jupiter, the depth of Saturn and the pace of Mars present with an interesting opportunity to reach out and engage with each of these planet significations in the right way so that the necessary universal energy balance is sustained and moves ahead the way it should-This certainly seems to be an idealistic thinking and it indeed is!
Planets and their effects for believers and non-believers of astrology alike resemble only one fact that the Universe has many more secrets then we think and each time humanity has even had a remote thought of being invincible or reached a point where people have begun to think, “we know it all” the Universe rings the door bell to our planet in one way or the other, just to let us know that we are not alone and the only ones’ in the Universal scheme of things and there are other energies- visible- invisible- omnipresent with us within us and around us who are ceaselessly co-creating time and space in multiple dimensions- who knows- what we are living now-had already been lived by us within the Universe in another dimension and perhaps we will eventually reach a space of living multiple times at one time!
Finally, if you have a telescope, this is a great time to see Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn light up the heavens above! I leave you now for some solitude and reflection and hope you are able to tap into the expanding horizons of Jupiter’s wisdom, the depth of Saturn’s introspection and the pace of Mars and channel all of these to create value for your soul and everyone that you touch around you!