Notes: Sun is moving closer to Rahu, which may cause enormous stress on leaders and governments everywhere.
Relief is not likely before Aug. 21st.
We remain in the 2-week period between the partial lunar eclipse on August 7th and the total solar eclipse on August 21st.
Typically, this period is not ideal worldwide. (Watch for significant news about highly placed persons.)
With regard to viewing the eclipse, in my opinion: “It may be better to fast, meditate, listen to Vedic chants, and stay indoors”.
If we consider that Rahu and Ketu, the north and south nodes of the Moon, are causing the eclipse, then we see that these malefic influences are “swallowing” the Sun – the king of the planetary cabinet.
It is also said that eating during the eclipse turns food into poison, and that in ancient times the total solar eclipse also brought about the death of kings, emperors and royal persons.
Moreover, as you can already see, the current transits of the planets are not ideal and we are currently faced with the possibility of international war.
So the choice is yours…follow the masses — or be a yogi and follow your inner light.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of Cancer and into Leo, August 16th at 1:17 p.m. Sun is closely conjunct Rahu, Aug. 12 – 21. Leaders, governments, physicians, and administrators should get extra rest and exercise care and patience. Take care of your father, watch your heart and digestion, and be vigilant around authority figures.
Moon is waning and transits Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus.
Mars transits its debilitation sign, Cancer, from 19:12 to 23:40°. Mars is weak in its debilitation sign until August 26th. This is not ideal for the police, military, athletes, surgeons, construction, engineering, property matters, et al.
Mercury transits Leo, from 17:11 to 16:44°. Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be favorable for stocks, business, technology, communications, etc.
Last Week’s Prediction: “…which should be favorable for stocks…” (Dow Jones Industrial Average Up by 137 Points Prior to President Trump’s Threat Against North Korea.)
Mercury is in retrograde motion August 12 – September 4. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The adverse effects are primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons – and only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of their rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. For other persons, the adverse effects are only when Mercury transits over a functional malefic planet applicable to their own charts.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 24:13 to 25:19°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for law, religion and education. (Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Move to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Job). Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, should be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively – until September 11th.
Venus transits Gemini, from 17:01 to 25:15°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for women, creativity, romance, medicine, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:16 to 27:08°. Saturn is in retrograde motion until Aug. 25th. The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – whenever Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree (in any house), or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn remains in Scorpio until October 26th. Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Saturn is in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 6 and is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th. This is not helpful for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. Watch for issues relative to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, the environment, and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
In the SAMVA chart/horoscope* for USA, Saturn’s transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and even deathlike experiences through October. Be vigilant, take care of your family, and avoid stressful people and situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 00:05 to 00:07°. Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 0°range until September 8th. Those persons with 0 – 2° rising signs or with any planet at 0 – 2° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Additionally, those persons with 28 to 30° rising signs or with any planet in the 28 to 30 to 28°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including USA) should also be careful and patient.
Whenever Rahu and Ketu are stationary for 3 months, the difficulties intensify. The 1st month the person says, “something is wrong”. The 2nd month the person says, “something is seriously wrong.” The 3rd month, the person seeks legal, medical, financial, spiritual, psychological or astrological or help. Those doing planetary remedies will have smoother sailing.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Protect your mind, children, education and investments through Aug. 21. Work on entrepreneurial partnerships. Focus on property, vehicles and home life — and stay rested throughAug. 26. Take care of your father through Sept.11, your children and investments through Sept. 26, and income/friendships through Oct.
Taurus: Take care of property, vehicles and home life through Aug. 21. Focus on independent projects. Be vigilant to avoid disputes. Be patient with insomnia and expenses through Aug. 26. Watch your children and investments through Sept. 11. Study at home and work on business and communications through Sept. 26.
Gemini: Be vigilant with authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures through Aug. 21. Your children, education and investments remain in the forefront. Income and friendships are weak, but contribute through Aug. 26. Consider property partnerships through Sept. 11. Work out of your home on independent projects.
Cancer: Be vigilant when speaking and with authority figures through Aug. 21. Expect property, vehicles and home life expenses. Focus on your career and make decisions through Aug. 26. Independent ventures are weak until Sept. 11. Focus on writing, business, and communications through Sept. 26.
Leo: Be vigilant through Aug. 21. Do not take risks. Expect gains from women, the arts, and independent projects. Take care of father figures and consider travel through Aug. 26. Your children and investments should do well through Sept. 11. Focus on business and communications throughSept. 26.
Virgo: Take care with expenses, father and authority figures through Aug. 21. Focus on your career, women and the arts; redecorate your workspace. Be patient with income and friendships throughAug. 26. Focus on home life; and teach, publish and advise through Sept. 11. Lay low, get rest, and enjoy a retreat/vacation through Sept. 26.
Libra: Take care of income and friendships through Aug. 21. Focus on travel, religion or spiritual practices. Connect joint ventures with your career through Aug. 26. Be patient with expenses against entrepreneurial projects through Sept. 11. Gain from writing, business, or long-distance projects through Sept. 26.
Scorpio: Be vigilant in the workplace and with authority figures through Aug. 21. Be patient with insomnia, expenses, and travel abroad. Watch your health and finances through Aug. 26. Gain from publishing and advisory roles through Sept. 11. Focus on business and communications in the workplace through Sept. 26.
Sagittarius: Take care of father and religious figures through Aug. 21. Gain from joint ventures and foreign lands. Your children and investments are vulnerable through Aug. 26. Teach, publish and advise through Sept. 11. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications through Sept. 26.
Capricorn: Be vigilant to avoid accidents and stress with money and marriage. Be patient in the workplace to manage debts and disputes. Connect property and home life with partnerships throughAug. 26. Take care of father and religious figures through Sept. 11. Focus on knowledge throughSept. 26.
Aquarius: Be vigilant with relationships through Aug. 21. Your mind is creative; study and invest in the arts. Your children and investments should do well. Take care with independent projects to avoid debts and disputes through Aug. 26. Be patient with income and friendships through Sept. 11. Partnerships remain vulnerable through Sept. 26.
Pisces: Be vigilant with debts, disputes and health issues through Aug. 21. There may also be setbacks with property, vehicles and home life. Focus on children, education and investments through Aug. 26. Connect your work with joint ventures through Sept. 11. Your partner may have difficulties through Sept. 26.
About the Author: David Hawthorne