Note: Sun is in its exaltation sign, Aries, through May 14, which is good for fathers, leaders, physicians, administrators, governments and LEO rising sign persons (e.g., Donald Trump). Rahu and Ketu, however, remain stationary in the 27-degree range (where they have been since Feb. 8). As predicted, “The impact intensifies weekly”. (Note the recent news about weather and earthquakes.) The impact remains through May 7. Continue to exercise care and patience.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 07:26 to 14:15°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. Sun is also co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord) Mars, until May 14. Currently Mars is in good strength, which helps support the Sun.
Moon transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. The full Moon is in Libra, April 21 at 11:23 p.m., CDT. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, April 23 – 25. Watch your emotional state and avoid unstable people and situations.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 14:43 to 14:06°and is outside the orb of influence of other people. Mars is retrograde April 17 – June 29. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems only arise when a functional malefic planet is within 5° of a person’s rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. In this case, Mars is a functional malefic planet for Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio rising sign persons, as its mooltrikona sign, Aries, falls in their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Mars remains in Scorpio until June 18 — and then again from July 12 to Sept. 17. This prolonged stay in Scorpio is not ideal for Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius rising sign persons as Mars is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses. These rising sign persons can safely wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.
Mercury transits Aries, from 26:50 to 29:30° Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu, (the northern node of the Moon), until June 7. This prolonged influence is likely to cause extremes with stocks, business, communications, intellectual property and computer and health viruses (e.g. the Zika virus).
Jupiter transits Leo, from 19:40 to 19:21° and is retrograde until May 9. Jupiter is under the 10th aspect of Saturn until June 26. This slow-moving transit is not ideal for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA). These rising sign persons should help the elderly and the poor and needy on Saturdays, and avoid the use of black, brown, gray and dull colors. Optionally, these rising sign persons can listen to the Vedic chants for Shiva on Saturdays.
Venus transits out of its exaltation sign, Pisces, and into Aries, April 24 at 11:21 p.m. Venus is weak in degrees until April 29. This is not ideal for romance, creativity, luxuries, medicine, finance, administration and entertainment. Some well-known woman may also be vulnerable.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 21:44 to 21:25°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets. Saturn is retrograde until August 13. Contrary to popular belief retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems only arise when a functional malefic planet is within 5° of a person’s rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. Saturn is a functional malefic planet for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs as its mooltrikona sign, Aquarius, falls in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Rahu and Ketu are stationary at 27° until April 23rd. This is absolutely not ideal for those persons, companies or countries with 27° rising signs or with any planet at 27° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius). The impact intensifies weekly. (Note the recent news about weather and earthquakes.) Planetary remedies add protective covering: strengthen your benefic planets and do charities for afflicted persons and spiritual/religious organizations.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Children, education and investments remain forefront through mid-May. Relationships are subject to expenses and separations. Take a leadership position, but manage debts, disputes and health issues. Focus on research, language and ancient knowledge through June 18. Work on the marital bond, Wills, insurance and inheritance matters.
Taurus: Be patient with your children, education, investments, property, vehicles and home life through mid-May. These are connected with expenses or separations. For some of you and/or your children, travel abroad is likely. Be vigilant to manage debts or disputes with income and friendships. Watch your health and finances through May 20.
Gemini: Gain from communications and from your own self-efforts, father and authority figures, e.g., large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car. Expect gains from children, education and investments through May 20. Focus on partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Aug.
Cancer: Expect a lift in the workplace. Take a leadership position and connect with authority figures. Work on independent projects with business, communications and intellectual property. Connect your career with children, creativity, education and investments through mid-June. You may spend more time at work than home through May 20.
Leo: Focus on your spiritual progress. Connect with your religious leader. There may be a long distance journey of a short duration. There may be good fortune with your own self-efforts through May 20. Expect good results with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-June. Teach, publish, consult and advise through mid-Aug.
Virgo: Be patient with your status and be careful to avoid accidents through May 20. Focus on research, language and ancient knowledge – and work on your Will, inheritance, insurance matters and the marital bond through June 7. There may be expenses or separations with these. Be vigilant if abroad. Be patient with independent projects through mid-June.
Libra: Expect gains with your own initiatives through mid-May. Shift your attention to marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands through May 20. These are connected with income and older siblings and contribute to your wealth, status and family life. For some of you, there may be short-lived losses, expenses and separations through mid-June.
Scorpio: Focus on teaching, publishing and consulting, but be vigilant through mid-May to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, accidents and false allegations in the workplace. There may be similar issues with income, friendships and older siblings through June 7. Take care of your health and finances through June 17. Patience and maturity are watchwords.
Sagittarius: Be patient with highs and lows. Expect gains, good fortune, expenses, separations, or long distance journeys with your children, education and investments. Focus on creativity, luxuries and the fine, healing and performing arts. Keep some attention on your spiritual life. Connect your career with study and creativity through June 7.
Capricorn: Shift your professional efforts to property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Beautify your home and consider that new car, boat, motorcycle, etc. Be patient, however, with short-lived setbacks with same and be careful to avoid accidents at home or with transportation through mid-May. Expect gains from real estate through mid-Sept.
Aquarius: Connect marriage, partnerships and joint ventures with independent projects through mid-May. Expect a mixture of good fortune and windfalls, along with short-lived setbacks and obstructions with your own self-efforts and entrepreneurial activities through June 7. Make executive decisions and focus on property matters in the workplace.
Pisces: Speak up as an authority figure and communications expert, but be vigilant to avoid disputes through mid-May. Expect a lift with relationships through June 7. Be patient with short-lived setbacks and obstructions with your wealth, status and family life. Be patient to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, and accidents at work through mid-Aug.
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