Planetary Transits for April 5 – April 11

Notes: Sun moves away from the influence of Mars, Mercury and Rahu. Mars and Saturn remain conjunct.  Mercury is debilitated. Jupiter is weak. Venus is strong. Rahu and Ketu are no longer stationary. The balance is in favor of relief, but Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

Sun transits Pisces, from 21:15 to 28:07°.  Sun moves away from the influence of Mars, Mercury and Rahu. This should be helpful for leaders, physicians, administrators, and governments.

Moon is waning and transits Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and into Aquarius.

Mars transits Sagittarius, from 16:14 to 19:58°.   Mars is closely conjunct Saturn until April 11th. This is an inflammatory conjunction and is not favorable for Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).

Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces, from 15:00 to 11:06°.  Be careful with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property, along with health and computer viruses.

Mercury is retrograde until April 15. This is primarily only an issue for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons – and only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of their rising sign degree in any house, or within 5 degrees of any planet in the natal or transit chart by aspect or conjunction.

Jupiter transits Libra, from 27:59 to 27:22°. Jupiter is weak in degrees until May 3rd.  This may cause delays or setbacks with law, banking, religion, and education.  Jupiter is retrograde until July 10th.

Jupiter represents law, religion, morality and education. Libra is ruled by Venus, representing women, sexuality, and the scales of justice. This combination supports the revelations regarding the sexual harassment of women. This slow-moving transit of Jupiter in Libra (Sept. 2017–Oct. 2018) provides a long-lived transformation.

Venus transits Aries, from 12:03 to 20:38°. This connects women, luxuries, weather, transportation, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts with action, courage and competition. Venus is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord, Mars, untilApril 19th.

Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 14:54 to 15:00°. Saturn is closely conjunct Mars until April 11th. This is an inflammatory conjunction and is not favorable for Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).

Saturn is weak due to the weakness of its landlord, Jupiter, until May 3rd. This may cause issues for working-class persons, the elderly, the poor and needy, and immigrants (President Trump Declares “No More DACA Deal!”) – and for those involved in agriculture, manufacturing, and the oil, gas, and minerals industries.

Saturn remains in Sagittarius until Jan. 2020. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.

Rahu and Ketu transit Cancer and Capricorn, respectively, from 18:35 to 18:24°.  Those persons with 16 to 20° rising signs or with any planet(s) in the 16 to 20°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces — including the USA) should be careful and patient.

The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign”:

Aries:  Expect income and friendships connected with father figures and your own self-efforts.  Enjoy property and partnerships. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and focus on the fine, healing and performing arts. Be patient with expenses, separations, debts, disputes, children, health, education and investments.

Taurus:  Expect some relief, relative to property, children, investments, and home life. Continue, however, to manage debts, disputes, health and legal matters. Expenses, insomnia, and separations also remain possible. Gain from the government and from father and authority figures.

Gemini: Expect some relief. Enjoy good fortune with relationships. Take a leadership position at work, connect with authority figures and focus on business and communications. Gain from women, luxuries, education, investments, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts.

Cancer:  Expect some relief. Spend more time at work, but be vigilant to manage or avoid debts, disputes, fire, theft, setbacks, accidents and false allegations against you. Redecorate your workspace and connect with women, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts.

Leo: Expect some relief — but continue to be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Focus on research and ancient knowledge. There may be good fortune with your children, education and investments – connected with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and long-distance places.

Virgo:  Expect some relief. Focus on marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures – but be patient with expenses and separations. Remain vigilant to manage debts, disputes, setbacks and health and legal matters. Exercise patience to avoid accidents at home or with transportation.

Libra: Focus on partnerships, joint ventures, communications and entrepreneurial activities. Be patient with income, friendships, older siblings and authority figures; these are involved with debts, disputes, health and legal matters. Insomnia, expenses and separations are also possible.

Scorpio: Expect some relief. Connect your work and income with children, education, and investments. Think big and study business and government work. Be patient with insomnia, expenses and separations. Debts and disputes with property, vehicles and home life remain possible.

Sagittarius: Expect some relief. Work on your home and out of your home on writing, business and communications. Expect good fortune with property and home life, and gains with your children, education and investments. Work on independent projects; take action and make decisions.

Capricorn: Expect some relief. Work out of your home and on your home. Redecorate your living space, but be patient with expenses and separations with property, vehicles, your status and family life. There may be both setbacks and good fortune with independent projects.

Aquarius: Expect an improvement with partnerships and joint ventures — but be patient with setbacks with your status and family life. Expect gains with property, competition, independent projects and from your own self-efforts. Connect with women and the fine, healing and performing arts.

Pisces: Expect some relief – but be patient with your work, status and family life; there may be expenses and separations. Relationships are forefront. Focus on writing, business and communications. Take a leadership position but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, health and legal matters.

Focus on leadership, communications and partnerships, but be vigilant with debts, disputes, and health and legal issues. Your partner may be restless but should not take risks or chances. Be patient with setbacks, expenses and separations in the workplace and with property matters.

About the Author: David Hawthorne