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  • Writer's pictureDomenic Falcone

Sun and Jupiter in Krittika

      The Sun has just entered Taurus, where it joins Jupiter, and both planets are in the Nakshatra of Krittika. Nakshatras are lunar houses, ever sign is divided into two and a half lunar houses. A sign is thirty degrees, the distance the Sun travels in a month, and the lunar house is thirteen degrees, the distance the Moon travels in twenty-four hours. Krittka is the Lunar house that bridges Aries and Taurus, covering the last three degrees of Aries and the first ten degrees of Taurus and corresponds to a portion of the constellation of Taurus known as the Pleiades.

      Krittika, literally translated as “The Cutter”, comes from the name of the one of Shiva’s two sons, Kartikeya. He is the God of war and yogis, and his brother is Ganesha. While Ganesha has two wives Kartikeya has none and is often depicted doing austerities in the Himalayas. This lunar house is ruled by the Sun, and its symbol is the razor, axe, or flame. It is also associated with peacocks, female sheep, and fig trees. It has an energy of cutting or cutting off. This often expresses itself as having a short temper with extreme outburst of anger, as well as cutting people out of one’s life.

      Having the Sun and Jupiter here will increase the tendency to make sudden, harsh, black and white decisions and judgments. It indicates risk taking and given the fact that this lunar house is ruled by the Sun and Jupiter is the planet of luck, such action may bring good results. Given this is the 7th house of the USA this could mean a sudden break with one of our allies or given its association with the god of war, further involvement in ongoing wars or a new war breaking out.

      To understand how these transits affect you an individual analysis is required. The interaction between your natal chart and the transits of the planets is always very individual and personal. Contact me for a reading at

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