The first part of this newsletter describes the position of the planets this week — according to Vedic astrology. The second part describes the impact of the transit planets for each rising sign.
Note: Mercury, which is typically a fast-moving planet staying in any particular sign for about 3 weeks, is now in Sagittarius for 9 weeks, until Feb. 2.
This is primarily favorable for Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries.
Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn persons can wear and use green colors and/or an emerald gemstone, and keep green plants at home and in the workplace.
Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs can provide food, clothing or donations for children and students in distress on Wednesdays. See below for the general impact for each rising sign.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of Scorpio, and into Sagittarius, Dec. 15 at 9:25 a.m. CST. Sun is weak in degrees until Dec. 20. Leaders, administrators, physicians and governments should get extra rest.
Moon is waning and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo and into Virgo.
Mars transits Aquarius, from 02:46 to 08:03. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be good for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters, along with property matters.
Mercury transits Sagittarius, from 19:36 to 20:17°. This should be favorable for stocks, business, communications, education, and intellectual property. Mercury is retrograde Dec. 19 to Jan. 7. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most people. The adverse effects are primarily felt by Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries – and only if Mercury is within 5 degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or within 5 degrees of another planet, by conjunction or aspect. For other persons, the adverse effects are seen when Mercury is within 5 degrees of a functional malefic planet for their rising sign.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 24:57 to 25:54°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor, the fast-moving and frequently weak Mercury, until Sept. 2017. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient over the next 10 months — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone, as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits out Capricorn, from 14:42 to 22:37°. Venus is outside the influence of other planets. This should be favorable for women, romance, luxuries, creativity, photography, architecture, transportation, entertainment, along with the fine, healing, or performing arts.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 25:19 to 26:09°. Saturn remains in Scorpio through Jan. 25. This can cause adverse effects for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 12:07 to 11:50°. Those persons, companies or countries with 10 – 13° rising signs or with any planet at 10 – 13° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient -– and at all times.
Vedic Astrology Transit Planets
Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (Not “Sun Sign”):
Aries: Focus on income and friendships. Expect mixed results, ranging from gains and windfalls to setbacks and disappointments. Connect your career with partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands. Beautify your work space, meet with women, and work on creativity and entertainment. Expect a lift with your children and investments. Be patient with father and religious figures through Jan.
Taurus: Take care of father and religious figures and be vigilant with long-distance journeys. Seek spiritual advice from your wife, sister, or similar women. Be patient with your parents, property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-Jan. Expect mixed results, including setbacks or windfalls. Take care of your children, education and investments through Jan.
Gemini: Connect your self-initiatives with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures through mid-Jan. Expect a lift with income, friendships and property matters. Seek spiritual advice from men who are like brothers. Take care of your children, education and investments through Dec. For some of you, there may be a windfall. Connect property and home life with joint ventures and foreign residences through Jan.
Cancer: Connect property and home life with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures through Dec. You may meet someone who is attractive, affluent and creative. Be vigilant with what you say and take care of your status and family life through mid-Jan. Be patient with your career through Jan. 19. Focus on research and knowledge in the workplace. Be careful with communications and your own initiatives to manage debts and disputes through Jan.
Leo: Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives to avoid debts and disputes or legal matters through Dec. Focus on your children, education and investments through mid-Jan. Expect good fortune and property matters with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through Jan. 19. Focus on writing, business, finance, language and technology through Jan.
Virgo: Be patient with expenses and separations with property, vehicles and home life through mid-Dec. Expect status with your children, education, and investments, and focus on creativity and the healing arts through Dec. Manage debts, disputes, and health and legal issues through Jan. 19. Focus on property and family life, and work out of your home on writing, business, technology and intellectual property through Jan.
Libra: Expect gains from your independent projects through mid-Dec. These may be connected with expenses, separations, or long-distance ventures. Focus on property, vehicles and home life; these should do well through Dec. Connect partnerships with children, education and investments through Jan. 19. Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives to manage expenses and separations through Jan. International ventures may do well.
Scorpio: Expect a lift with your career through mid-Dec. Be patient with expenses against creative and independent projects and your own initiatives through Jan. 19. These may be connected with long-distance ventures. Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life to manage debts, disputes or legal issues through Jan. 19. Income and friendships should do well through Jan.
Sagittarius: Expect a positive change. Take a leadership position and connect with large organizations through mid-Dec. Income and friendships should do well. Connect your children, education and investments with independent projects and your own initiatives, but be patient with expenses or separations. Focus on your career and writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
Capricorn: Be patient with expenses and separations against windfalls, marriage and inheritance through mid-Dec. Focus on your career and the workplace through Dec. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and connect with beauty, design, luxuries, creativity and entertainment. Expect status with property and home life through Jan. 19. Expect good fortune with long distance ventures through Jan.
Aquarius: Expect gains from partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Dec. For some of you, there may be long distance journey or visit to an ashram through Dec. Focus on your organizing skills, independent projects and your own initiatives through Jan. 19. Be patient with income and friendships through Jan. There may be a windfall from writing, business and intellectual property.
Pisces: Take a leadership position and connect with large organizations in the workplace; but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes or legal issues at work through mid-Dec. Be patient with setbacks with income and friendships; but gain from women, creativity, research, or entertainment. Expect expenses or separations through Jan. 19. Connect your career with partnerships and focus on writing, business, and communications through Jan.
About the Author: David Hawthorne, M.S., J.B.
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