“Gandanta” is a Sanskrit word that translates as “junction.” In Vedic astrology it is a term used for a planet traveling through the final degrees of a water sign.
The final degrees of a planet’s stay in the water signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are considered to be degrees of malefic energies and sometimes can pose physical danger. As discussed last week Saturn is finishing up his very long and difficult transit of Scorpio and is currently at the 29th degree. Saturn is therefore in gandanta and one only has to look at the world to know that these are both trying and dangerous times.
Saturn moves into Sagittarius on October 26th and will begin the journey towards a more positive and stable placement. October 24th and 25th will see the Moon debilitated in Scorpio and he will be with Saturn. The days of the Moon being in Scorpio can feel emotionally dark.
It is best during the rest of the month of October for everyone to find some type of self-care. Take time for meditation, breath, exercise, movies and/or good food whatever makes you feel positive. Practice emotional restraint and know that none of us can control the events around us but we can always choose to pull back and not add fuel to the fire.