Planetary Transits for December 22 — December 28

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:  Sun is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Dec. 30. Mars is conjunct Ketu and under the aspect of Rahu until Dec. 31. This is not favorable for leaders, governments, police, the military and property matters. We are likely to see conflicts, explosions and unexpected issues worldwide — especially for Aries and Leo rising sign persons (including president-elect Trump).

 

Additionally, Venus is under the 3rd aspect of Saturn until Dec. 31. This can be stressful for Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries, including USA.

 

Venus is also under the 5th aspect of Jupiter until Dec. 30. This can be stressful for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries, including USA.

 

Taken together, these transits represent significant challenges.

 

Take care of your family and be vigilant in public places and with transportation.  Weather problems are also likely.

 

 

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

 

Sun transits Sagittarius, from 07:06 to 13:51°. Sun is under the fifth aspect of Rahu until Dec. 30.  This is not ideal for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments. The can expect the unexpected. Take care of your heart, stomach and digestion; these are vulnerable this week, especially for the above and father and authority figures.

 

Moon is waning and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and into Sagittarius.  The new Moon is in Sagittarius, Dec. 28.

 

Mars transits Aquarius, from 08:20 to 13:21°.  Mars is closely conjunct Ketu, under the seventh aspect of Rahu until Dec. 31. This is not ideal for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters, along with property matters. There can be explosive issues anywhere in the world.

 

Mercury transits Sagittarius, from 20:05 to 12:44°.   This should be favorable for stocks, business, communications, education, and intellectual property. Mercury is retrograde untilJan. 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, by aspect or conjunction.

 

Jupiter transits Virgo, from 25:57 to 26:45°.  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 9 months — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone, as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.

 

Venus transits out Capricorn and into Aquarius, Dec. 28. Venus is under the fifth aspect of Jupiter until Dec. 30. This is not ideal for Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries, including USA. Venus is weak in degrees until Jan. 2.  Take care of the women in your life and be careful with luxuries, the arts, entertainment and transportation.  There may be weather issues as well.

 

Saturn transits Scorpio, from 26:11 to 26:57°.  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 11:49 to 10:47°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 9 – 12° rising signs or with any planet at 9 – 12° 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:  Be vigilant. Rahu and Ketu are afflicting Mars, ruling your chart. Lay low, get extra rest and don’t take risks or chances.  Take the slow pace of a royal elephant and don’t mind a few barking dogs. Take care of your children, education and investments, there are subject to sudden or unexpected issues. Connect your career with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures.

 

 

Taurus:  Be careful if living abroad and with your professional life; expect highs and lows with these and property matters. There is some support for your health, finances, and legal situation. Connect your career with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Avoid conflict with father and religious figures. Take care of your children, education and investments through Jan.

 

 

Gemini:  Connect your self-efforts and entrepreneurial projects with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Be vigilant with income and friendships, these are subject to sudden issues and highs and lows. Take care of your children, education and investments; these remain vulnerable. Connect property and home life with joint ventures and foreign residences through Jan.

 

 

Cancer: Be vigilant in the workplace and with property. These are vulnerable to accidents, or sudden and volatile issues. Same goes for vehicles and home life. Lay low and don’t take risks and chances. Be careful before speaking and with authority figures. Watch your diet to manage your heart and digestion. Be careful with your own initiatives to manage debts and disputes through Jan.

 

 

Leo: Be vigilant, get extra rest and lay low.  Don’t take risks or chances. You may be highly ambitious, but do not overdo it. Take care of father and religious figures and property matters; these are vulnerable to sudden issues and highs and lows. Be careful if on a long-distance journey. Focus on writing, business, finance, language and technology through Jan.

 

 

Virgo: Be vigilant to avoid accidents. There may also be sudden issues with marriage, windfalls, and inheritance. Exercise care with your status and family life, and before speaking to avoid debts and disputes. Be patient with insomnia, intimacy, expenses or separations and if living abroad. Focus on family life and work out of your home on writing, business, finance and technology through Jan.

 

 

Libra: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Be vigilant with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and life abroad. These are subject to sudden issues. Income, friendships, and older siblings are also vulnerable to unexpected issues. Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives to manage expenses and separations through Jan. International ventures may do well.

 

 

Scorpio: Be vigilant in the workplace and expect the unexpected. Lay low and be careful around authority figures. There may be sudden issues with your health, finances, and legal issues — connected with property, vehicles and home life. Be patient with expenses against creativity and independent projects. Income and friendships should do well through Jan.

 

 

Sagittarius: Take care of father and religious figures, along with your heart, stomach, and digestion, and be vigilant with the authorities. Your children, education, property and investments are also subject to sudden issues. Income and friendships remain on your side.  Focus on your career and writing, business, finance, communications and intellectual property through Jan.

 

 

Capricorn: Be vigilant to manage setbacks, expenses, and separations, and to avoid accidents. Your property, vehicles and home life are also subject to sudden issues. Focus on your career and on the fine, healing or performing arts, but expect losses or separations with these as well. Last chance to get that haircut or buy new clothes. Expect good fortune with long distance ventures through Jan.

 

 

Aquarius: Take care of your marriage, partnerships, joint ventures, and life abroad. These are subject to sudden issues. Same goes for independent projects, younger siblings and entrepreneurial ventures. There may be good fortune with international ventures.  Focus on knowledge, along with writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.

 

 

Pisces: Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues, and authority figures. There can also be sudden issues and highs and low with your wealth, status, and family life. Exercise a great deal of care before speaking to avoid conflict. 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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