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The first part of this newsletter describes the position of the (Vedic astrology) planets this week.
The second part describes the impact of the transit planets for each rising sign.
Note: Sun and Mercury remain under the 9th aspect of Rahu until April 25. This may cause issues for presidents, physicians, governments, stocks, business, communications, and with health and computer viruses. Get extra rest, watch your diet, and avoid stress.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 06:12 to 13:02°. Sun is under the ninth aspect of Rahu until April 25. Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments should be careful and patient.
Moon is waning and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and into Aries. The new Moon is in Aries, April 26 at 6:16 a.m. CDT.
Mars transits Taurus, from 05:03 to 09:53°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets and is in good strength. This should be good for property matters and for those in the police, military, or construction, and for athletes, surgeons and executives.
Mercury transits Aries, from 06:16 to 01:48°. Mercury is under the ninth aspect of Rahu until April 24th. Be careful with stocks, business, computers, technology, communications, intellectual property, and health and computer viruses. Mercury is closely conjunct Sun until April 23rd. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient
Mercury is retrograde until May 3. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs – and only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 22:36 to 21:46°. Jupiter is in good strength, but is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving dispositor (landlord), Mercury, which is frequently weak or afflicted. This undermines Jupiter’s significations, such as law, education and religion.
Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn – and only when Jupiter is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, should also be careful and patient through mid-September as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 03:15 to 05:20°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, affluence, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is retrograde until April 15th, and in Pisces until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), should be careful and patient as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 03:32 to 03:20°. Saturn is retrograde until Aug. 25th. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – and only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th. This is not good for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. There may be problems relative to Medicare and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 07:24 to 06:57°. Those persons, companies or countries with 5 – 8° rising signs or with any planet at 5 – 8° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on your status and family life. Consider property matters. Speak up, be direct and take a leadership position. Be vigilant, however, to manage debts, disputes and health and legal issues. Your children, education and investments are also vulnerable. Relationships are subject to losses through May.
Taurus: Make decisions and consider a retreat or long-distance venture. Be vigilant to manage expenses and separations with children, education, investments, property, vehicles and home life. There may be gains from women, luxuries and the arts, along with debts and disputes with income and friendships.
Gemini: Manage issues with property, vehicles, home life, entrepreneurial ventures, and authority figures. There may be gains abroad, but income and friendships are vulnerable through May. Connect your career with children, education and investments. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car through May.
Cancer: Gain from work, property and competition. Be vigilant with communications, authority figures, your status and independent projects in the workplace to manage sudden issues. Good fortune is on your side with women, luxuries, creativity and home life. Focus on the fine, healing and performing arts.
Leo: Be vigilant for a few days. Do not take risks or chances. Take care of your status and family life and be careful with what you eat and before speaking to avoid saying something you might regret. Connect your initiatives with research, language and ancient knowledge, but be patient with entrepreneurial setbacks through May.
Virgo: Be vigilant for a few days. Do not take risks or chances. Focus on research, language, knowledge, the martial bond and your inheritance or windfalls. Insomnia, expenses and separations are likely through mid-May and be careful if living abroad. Enjoy marriage and partnerships through May.
Libra: Lay low and expect less. Be patient with income, insomnia, friendships, marriage, partnerships and long-distance ventures. Watch your debts, disputes, health and legal issues through May. Your children, education, investments and independent projects are subject to expenses through mid-June.
Scorpio: Be vigilant for a few days with income, friendships, older siblings and in the workplace. These are subject to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Your partner may face similar issues through May. Connect your children, education and investments with long-distance ventures, but expenses with same are likely through May.
Sagittarius: Be vigilant in the workplace and with authority figures. These, along with your children, education and investments are subject to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Your best bet is with home life. Focus on work and independent projects through mid-June. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Be vigilant to manage issues with father, religious or authority figures, and take care to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles. Setbacks are likely for a few days. Consider property investments and connect your career with independent projects through May. Expenses are likely through mid-June.
Aquarius: Be patient for a few days with your partner and if living abroad. Manage setbacks and be careful to avoid accidents. Connect property, communications and younger siblings with home life. Work out of your home on independent projects. Expect good fortune with family life. Focus on income and friendships through mid-June.
Pisces: Be vigilant to manage health, finances, conflicts, and authority figures. Your partner is also subject to similar issues. Focus on design, beauty, luxuries, the arts, research, knowledge and independent projects. There may be a windfall, but be patient with setbacks and be careful to avoid accidents, also through May.
Planetary remedies add protective covering to life: strengthen your functional benefic planets (with color and gemstone therapy and/or the mystical pendant known as the kavach and do “Bhoota and Deva Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets causing adverse effects.
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