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 1: This past week, transit Mars was under the close influence of transit Jupiter and Saturn, which are both functional malefic planets for the chart of USA.
This impact may have contributed to the massive fires in Oakland, California and Gatlinburg, Tennessee – along with other adverse events worldwide (including earthquakes and plane crashes).
This influence is now beginning to separate, so there should be some relief soon.
Note 2: 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 Scorpio, from 22:29 to 29:36°. There may be secret political activities going on, but in general this favors leaders, administrators, physicians (Dr. Ben Carson gets nominated for cabinet post) and governments. Sun is in close conjunction with Saturn until Dec. 15. This connects leaders and the government with working class persons, the elderly, the poor and needy, and manufacturing and industrial activities. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Moon is waxing and transits Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and into Gemini. The full Moon is in its exaltation sign, Taurus, Dec. 13 at 6:04 p.m. CST.
Mars transits out of its exaltation sign, Capricorn (where it has been since Nov. 1), and into Aquarius, Dec. 11 at 7:26 a.m., CST. Mars is weak in degrees until Dec. 18. This is not ideal for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters, along with property matters. Mars is moving away from the 3rd aspect of Saturn. This should be helpful for Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA). Mars is also moving away from the 5th aspect of Jupiter. This should also be helpful for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).
Mercury transits Sagittarius, from 12:51 to 19:36°. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Dec. 12th. Be careful with stocks, business, communications and health and computer viruses.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 23:54 to 24:57°. 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 06:38 to 14:41°. Venus is outside the influence of other planets. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, creativity, vehicles, photography, architecture, transportation and entertainment, along with the fine, healing, or performing arts.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 24:30 to 25:19°. Saturn is in close conjunction with Sun until Dec. 10. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Saturn remains in Scorpio through Jan. 25. This 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 any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 13:01 to 12:07°. Those persons, companies or countries with 11 – 14° rising signs or with any planet at 11 – 14° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient – and at all times.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Connect work with partnerships or joint ventures. Beautify your work space, meet with women, and focus on entertainment and the creative arts. Be patient with your children, education and investments; these are vulnerable to setbacks. Take care of father and religious figures and long distance journeys; these may be involved in debts, disputes or health issues through Jan.
Taurus: Expect progress with health, finances, conflicts and legal issues. Connect property, home life and career with partnerships and joint ventures. Be patient with father and religious figures through Dec. Focus on research and knowledge and take care of your children, education and investments; these are vulnerable to setbacks, accidents or unexpected issues through Jan. You may have a windfall as well.
Gemini: Be patient with communications, authority figures and independent projects to manage debts and disputes. Take care of your children, education, and investments through Dec. 28. These are subject to setbacks. A windfall is also possible. Income and friendships, which have been vulnerable since Nov. 1, improve after Dec. 10. Connect property and home life with joint ventures and foreign residences through Jan.
Cancer: Be patient with your career and don’t take on stress. Connect property, vehicles, and home life with partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands through Dec. You may meet someone who is attractive, affluent and into entertainment and the creative arts. Expect status with children, education and investments. Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives through Jan.
Leo: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Issues with father or religious figures begin to dissipate. Be vigilant with communications and independent projects through Dec. Expect status connected with your children, education and investments; and focus on writing, business, finance, language, and technology through Jan.
Virgo: Expect improvement with your children, education, and investments. Connect independent projects with institutions and foreign lands. Be patient with expenses and separations with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-Dec. Study the arts, design, beauty, entertainment, architecture, photography, etc. Focus on property and family life, and work out of your home on writing, business, technology and intellectual property through Jan.
Libra: Focus on property, vehicles and home life connected with marriage and partnerships. Expect income and friendships connected with your status and family through mid-Dec. Speak up as an authority figure. Beautify your home and consider that new car through Dec. Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives to manage expenses and separations through Jan. International ventures may do well.
Scorpio: Expect relief with debts and disputes connected with communications and entrepreneurial ventures since the beginning of Nov. Take a leadership position and focus on your career through mid-Dec. International or long distance ventures are possible through Dec., but be patient with expenses and separations with your own initiatives as well. Count on income and friendships through Jan.
Sagittarius: Shift your attention onto your career. Exercise patience with father, religious and authority figures through mid-Dec. Expect gains, income and friendships connected with your status and family life. Watch your health and entrepreneurial expenses and focus on writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
Capricorn: Be patient with setbacks with income and friendships 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, entertainment and the healing/creative arts. Consider a long-distance journey and be patient with expenses and separations through Jan.
Aquarius: Expect relief from the entrepreneurial expenses over the past 6 weeks. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with your professional life. Take a leadership position at work and reach out to large organizations. There may be a long-distance journey during Dec. Be patient with income and friendships through Jan. There may also be a windfall from writing, business and intellectual property.
Pisces: Expect changes. The window for property gains is closing. Be vigilant with debts, disputes, health and legal issues, and authority figures. These are associated with expenses and separations. Connect your career with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands and focus on writing, business, communications and intellectual property through Jan.
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