Planetary Transits for August 18 – August 24

Note: This week’s column includes a brief overview of the 13-month transit of Jupiter through Virgo, which runs until September 11, 2017.6931439398_493161aac4_o

 In essence, Jupiter is transiting favorable houses for nine rising signs. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, will need to manage this transit with care and patience.

 Jupiter is also now co-dependent on its landlord, Mercury, which is a fast-moving planet that is frequently weak or afflicted – so there may not be a lot of stability for the significations of Jupiter, such as law, banking, religion, morality and education (and husbands and children).

 

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

 

Sun transits its own mooltrikona sign, Leo, from 01:35 to 08:20° and is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be good for leaders, physicians, administrators, and governments. 

 

Moon transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus.  The full Moon is in Aquarius on Aug. 18 at 3:26 a.m. CDT. Moon, in Aquarius, is under the influence of Ketu and Rahu on August 19. Watch your emotional state and avoid crowds and unstable persons.

 

Mars transits Scorpio, from 12:37 to 16:10°. Mars is closely conjunct Saturn until Sept. 1. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.

 

Mars remains in Scorpio until Sept. 17. This prolonged (7-month) transit in Scorpio has not been ideal for Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius rising sign persons, companies and countries, as Mars is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. These rising sign persons should wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.

 

Mercury transits out of Leo and into Virgo, Aug. 19 at 5:43 a.m. CDT.  Mercury is closely conjunct Jupiter until Sept. 8. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.

 

Jupiter completed its 13-month transit through Leo on Aug. 11 and has moved into its 13-month transit in Virgo. This should be an improvement for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).

 

Keep in view that Jupiter is now co-dependent on its dispositor (landlord), Mercury – which is a fast-moving planet that is frequently vulnerable to transit weakness or afflictions – so the transit may not be completely stable for anyone or for the significations of Jupiter, such as law, banking, religion, morality, and education.

 

Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should exercise care and patience — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone – as Jupiter is transiting their sixth, twelfth and eighth (inauspicious) houses, respectively.

 

Venus transits Leo, from 21:20 to 29:55°.  Venus moves away from the influence of Rahu and Ketu, which should be helpful to women and the arts, luxuries, medicine, finance and transportation.

 

Last week’s prediction:  “Watch for major news about…weather…” (11 Dead in ‘Historic’ Louisiana Flooding.)

 

Saturn transits Scorpio, from 15:42 to 15:48°, which is challenging for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. Saturn is closely conjunct Mars until Sept. 1. Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.

 

Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 18:38 to 18:41°.  Rahu and Ketu are now stationary in the 18-degree range for the next 10 weeks, until Oct. 16. Those persons, companies or countries with 17 – 19° rising signs or with any planet at 17 – 19° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be especially careful and patient – and at all times.

 

Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s life: strengthen your functional benefic planets (with color and gemstone therapy and/or the mystical pendant known as the kavach: http://www.planetarysara.com/product/mystical-pendant/) and do “Bhoota and Deva Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets causing adverse effects.

 

NOTE: In the SAMVA* chart for USA based on the Articles of Confederation, the transits of the Moon’s nodes, Rahu and Ketu, afflict 6 of the 12 houses July through Oct. This causes stress, calamities, and the instability the country is going through. Expect relief after the November election. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Vedic Astrology.

 

Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):

 

Aries: Focus on research and knowledge.  There may be a wedding, windfall, or legal or insurance settlement. Connect marriage and partnerships with your children, education, and investments; these should do well through mid-Sept. There may be issues with your father, children, religious leader and long distance places over the next 13 months.

 

Taurus: Be patient in the workplace through Aug.  Expect a lift with property, vehicles, and home life through mid-Sept. Expenses and separations with partnerships remain likely through Sept. 17. Connect your career with joint ventures through Jan. Focus on education, research, language and ancient knowledge; and take care of your children and investments over the next 13 months.

 

Gemini: Expect a lift with entrepreneurial ventures. Be vigilant with income, friendships and older siblings, as these are subject to debts and disputes through mid-Sept. Take care of your father and religious leader through Jan. Connect marriage and partnerships with property, vehicles and home life and consider career opportunities and distant ventures over the next 13 months.

 

Cancer: Speak up as an authority figure and enjoy your status and family life. Be patient at work to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Connect your career with children, education and investments through mid-Sept. Focus on independent teaching, publishing and consulting; but avoid debts and disputes with same over the next 13 months.

 

Leo: Expect improvement over the past 30 days. Take a leadership position and focus on independent projects. There may be good fortune with marriage, partnerships, property, vehicles and home life through mid-Sept.Enjoy status and family life connected with your children, education and investments; and teach, publish and advise over the next 13 months.

 

Virgo: Expect some relief through Sept. 8. Work on writing, business, communications and intellectual property. Be patient with expenses and separations. Foreign ventures should do well through mid-Sept.  Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, setbacks, or health issues and to avoid accidents. Focus on your children, education and investments – along with teaching, publishing, and consulting over the next 13 months.

 

Libra: Focus on income, friendships and older siblings; these should do well through mid-Sept. Recent losses dissipate. Gain from large, spiritual, medical, or government organizations – and friends in high positions. Enjoy status with partnerships connected with your children, education and investments. Consider long distance and foreign ventures, but be patient with entrepreneurial expenses over the next 13 months.

 

Scorpio: Be patient with expenses or separations in the workplace, but expect a lift with your career through mid-Oct. Take a leadership position and connect with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life to avoid debts and disputes. Expect money and career success through teaching, publishing and advisory roles over the next 13 months.

 

Sagittarius: Recent setbacks dissipate, but continue to take care of your children, education and investments through mid-Sept. as these are subject to expenses and separations.  Consider foreign ventures, but be vigilant with entrepreneurial expenses through Jan. Expect general good fortune through mid-Nov. Focus on your career, along with teaching, publishing and advisory roles over the next 13 months.

 

Capricorn: Recent setbacks dissipate; but exercise patience in the workplace. There may be a marriage, windfall, or settlement; focus on research, language and ancient knowledge. Expect gains from property, family life, friendships and hard work. There may be long distance journeys or foreign ventures, along with expenses and separations relative to your father, younger siblings and your own initiatives over the next 13 months.

 

Aquarius: Recent setbacks with relationships dissipate. Expect a lift with partnerships, joint ventures, and long distance projects or foreign lands through mid-Sept. Work on entrepreneurial projects through mid-Sept. Stay focused on your career through Jan. There may be windfalls from teaching or consulting, but be patient with income and friendships over the next 13 months.

 

Pisces: Recent issues with relationships dissipate. There may be lift with health, finances, and legal issues. Be patient for one week with your status and family life; there may be expenses or separations. Enjoy a lift with your career and connect your professional life with partnerships, joint ventures, long distance journeys and foreign lands over the next 13 months.

 

 

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