|WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, Dec. 15th at 3:30 p.m. CST. Sun is weak in degrees until Dec. 20th, but is outside the orb of influence of other planets. Leaders, physicians, presidents, administrators and governments should get extra rest.
Moon is waning/waxing and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, Dec. 15 – 17. Watch your emotional state and be careful in crowds and around volatile people. The new Moon is in Sagittarius, Dec. 18th at 12:30 a.m.
Mars transits Libra, from 08:57 to 13:20°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord), Venus, until Jan. 17th.
Mercury transits Scorpio, from 25:30 to 19:10°. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus through Dec. 17th. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons should be careful and patient. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Jan. 3rd. Be vigilant with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property. Back up your computer and be careful to manage health and computer viruses.
Mercury is retrograde until Dec. 22. Contrary to popular belief, this is not an adverse effect for most people. The impact is primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign, and only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of a person’s rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction.
Jupiter transits Libra, from 19:36 to 20:55°and is in good strength. 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 13-month transit of Jupiter in Libra provides a long-lived transformation.
Jupiter remains in Libra until October 11, 2018. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising signs should be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 8th, and 12th(inauspicious) houses, respectively, which undermines the strength of Jupiter.
Venus transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, Dec. 20 at 7:01 a.m. CST. Venus is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Dec. 17th. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with romance, luxuries, entertainment and transportation. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury until Dec. 17th. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 05:11 to 06:01°. Saturn is closely conjunct Mercury until Dec. 10th. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
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, from 22:31 to 21:33°. Those persons with 21 to 22° rising sign degrees or with any planet in the 21 to 22°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including the USA) should be careful and patient.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands, but expect the unexpected with debts, disputes, health and legal issues – and with all relationships until Dec. 20th. Protect your children, education and investments for a couple of more days and then expect improvement.
Taurus: Lay low for a few days. Take care of yourself, your children, education and investments. These are subject to debts, disputes, legal and health issues. Property, vehicles, assets and home life may be vulnerable through mid-Jan. Expenses, separations and insomnia are also possible.
Gemini: Be patient for a few days and then expect a lift with your own initiatives, children, income, education, investments, friendships and creative projects. Your parents, property, vehicles, and home life may be vulnerable to debts, disputes, legal and health issues through Dec.
Cancer: Be patient for a few days with property, vehicles, home life, communications and independent projects. Expect the unexpected. Work on your home and out of your home on career projects through mid-Jan. Manage your status and authority figures though mid-Jan. to avoid debts and disputes.
Leo: Be vigilant for a few more days to manage property, vehicles, home life, communications, and independent projects. Expect a lift with your children, education, investments and creative projects through mid-Jan. Consider property ventures through mid-Jan. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Oct.
Virgo: Lay low for a few more days. Take care of your status and family life, and don’t take risks or chances. Expect relief soon and then focus on communications and independent projects. There may be status with money and marriage. Speak up as a teacher, publisher and consultant through mid-Oct.
Libra: Be vigilant for a few more days; do not take risks or chances. There may also be losses, expenses or separations. Expect a lift soon with income, friendships, siblings, communications and independent projects. Focus on marriage, partnerships and joint ventures; these also improve shortly.
Scorpio: Be patient for a few more days; there may be sudden losses, expenses or separations. Income, friendships and older siblings are also subject to unexpected events. Expect a lift with your career after mid-Dec. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues through mid-Jan.
Sagittarius: Be vigilant for a few days to manage losses, expenses, and separations with income, career, friendships and siblings. Expect a lift with your children, education, investments and creative projects after Dec. 15th. Focus on teaching, publishing, and consulting through mid-Oct.
Capricorn: Be vigilant for a few days in the workplace and with communications to manage relationships and unexpected events. It may be better to lay low and get extra rest through mid-Jan. Long-distance ventures are likely through mid-Oct. Wear a blue sapphire gemstone, especially for the next 2 years.
Aquarius: Be vigilant for a few days to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Expect a lift after Dec. 19th, especially with partnerships and joint ventures. Focus on teaching, publishing, and consulting through mid-Oct. Expect good fortune, income, and friendships over the next 2 years.
Pisces: Be vigilant for a few days to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Relationships are also subject to unexpected events. Expect an improvement with health and finances after Dec. 19th. Be patient with your status and family life through mid-Jan. Connect your career with knowledge through mid-Oct.
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