Astrology Forecast (Sept. 1, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019): Venus Transits Libra

Venus will transit its own sign of Libra from Sept. 1, 2018 until Jan. 1, 2019. What’s unique about this transit is that Venus is usually in its own sign for about three to four weeks. This year, however, due to retrograde motion, Venus will be in its own sign for 17 weeks and three days! For most people this is going to be a positive transit. (Planets usually do well when transiting their own sign.)

It should be noted that while Venus will be in retrograde motion Oct. 6 to Nov. 16, for the most part there is no need for concern about this retrograde motion. This is only a visual phenomenon as it occurs due to different speeds of the planets in relation to the earth. Retrograde planets do not necessarily cause adverse effects.

In this case, adverse effects would occur only for those persons who have a functional malefic planet in or aspecting the sign of Libra in their birth chart — and the length of the effect would be relative to the duration of any close influence.

For example, if you have Rahu or Ketu (the north and south nodes of the Moon) in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius or Aquarius) then Venus would be under their influence whenever Venus is within five degrees of Rahu or Ketu, by aspect or conjunction.

Adverse effects aside, for the most part Venus in Libra is favorable for women, romance, luxuries, medicine, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts.

The following information provides an overview of the impact of Venus through Libra for each rising sign (as per Vedic Astrology), and is not based on the Sun sign as used in Western Astrology.

Additional information can be provided by overlaying the transits of the planets on your individual horoscope.

If you do not know your Vedic astrology rising sign, just send me — Planetary Sara — an email with your full name, date of birth, place of birth and exact time of birth, and I will let you know your Vedic astrology rising sign, Sun sign and Moon sign.

Read my introduction to Vedic astrology for some background on signs, terms and goals of the study.

Aries

Venus will be transiting your seventh house of partnerships, relationships, joint ventures and marriage. This placement is considered a Pancha Mahapurusha yoga and a Raja yoga. It is one of the five great yogas in life known as the Malavya yoga. This placement can exert a powerful influence that uplifts the person above the level of the ordinary. Get out and about, network and meet new people. You may find a new romantic partner or a deeper romantic connection in your current relationship. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Taurus

Venus will be transiting your sixth house of health and finances. Spend some time over this prolonged transit focusing on budgeting, saving and getting your finances in order. Consider eating healthy foods that help support your kidneys, pancreas and reproductive organs. It is not safe or favorable for you to wear royal blue or a diamond gemstone. Instead, you can help women who are like sisters on Fridays, listen to chants for Lakshmi and pamper yourself on Fridays from time to time.

Gemini

Venus will be transiting your fifth house of higher education, children, investments and creative projects. This is a favorable transit for your higher education, children, investments, creative projects and emotions. Spend some time on investments and creative projects connected with the fine arts, performing arts and healing arts. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Cancer

Venus will be transiting your fourth house of parents, property, vehicles, fixed assets, home life and domestic peace. This placement is considered a Panch Mahapurusha yoga and a Raja yoga. It is one of the five great yogas in life known as the Malavya yoga. This placement can exert a powerful influence that uplifts the person above the level of the ordinary. Spend some time beautifying your home and consider a new car or updating modes of transportation. Work out of your home on the fine arts, performing arts and healing arts. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Leo

Venus will be transiting your third house of self-efforts, independent projects, writing and communications and entrepreneurial ventures. Connect these significations with women, romance, the fine arts, performing arts and healing arts, luxuries, medicine, education and entertainment. Expect success. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Virgo

Venus will be transiting your second house of wealth, status and family life. Connect these significations with women, romance, fine arts, performing arts and healing arts, luxuries, medicine and entertainment. This is a favorable placement for your wealth, status and continuation of family life. Speak with power and conviction during this time and enjoy good food and luxuries. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Libra

Venus will be transiting your first house of self, health, appearance and personality. This placement is considered a Panch Mahapurusha yoga and a Raja yoga. It is one of the five great yogas in life known as the Malavya yoga. This placement can exert a powerful influence that uplifts the person above the level of the ordinary. Focus on yourself, name, fame and appearance. Be your own boss! Get a haircut, buy new clothes and enjoy a spa, luxuries, romance and entertainment. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Scorpio

Venus will be transiting your twelfth house of foreign lands, ashrams, spiritual journeys and enlightenment. Consider a vacation or spiritual retreat abroad or spend some time in an ashram. Going inward and focusing on your spirituality would be favorable during this time. It is not safe or favorable for you to wear royal blue or a diamond gemstone. Instead, you can help women who are like sisters on Fridays, listen to chants or music for Lakshmi and pamper yourself on Fridays from time to time.

Sagittarius

Venus will be transiting your eleventh house of income, gains, friendships and fulfillment of desires. This placement is extremely favorable for income and gains through women, the fine arts, performing arts, healing arts, medicine, luxuries and entertainment. Go out with friends and enjoy music, dinner, romance and entertainment. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Capricorn

Venus will be transiting your tenth house of career and professional life. This placement is considered a Panch Mahapurusha yoga and a Raja yoga. It is one of the five great yogas in life known as the Malavya yoga. This placement can exert a powerful influence that uplifts the person above the level of the ordinary. Connect your career with women, romance and the fine arts, performing arts and healing arts, luxuries, medicine and entertainment. Beautify your office or at-home work space. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Aquarius

Venus will be transiting your ninth house of father, good luck, divine grace, guru and good fortune. This placement is extremely favorable for good luck, divine grace and good fortune connected with women, the fine arts, performing arts, healing arts, medicine, luxuries and entertainment. Seek spiritual advice from women. It is safe and favorable for you to wear royal blue clothing and a diamond gemstone.

Pisces

Venus will be transiting your eighth house of windfalls, inheritance and easy gains. This connects you with the marital bond, inheritance, easy gains, windfalls, lottery winnings, legal and insurance settlements. It is not safe or favorable for you to wear royal blue or a diamond gemstone. Instead, you can help women who are like sisters on Fridays, listen to chants for Lakshmi and pamper yourself on Fridays from time to time.

Sara Hawthorne is a Systems’ Approach Vedic astrologer and educator. She specializes in helping people with career, relationship and health advice. Subscribe to Planetary Sara’s weekly newsletter, email Sara and check out her Facebookand Instagram pages. All her services including life readings, yearly transit reports and compatibility readings can be found at PlanetarySara.com.