Planetary Transits for December 21-December 27

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

Sun transits Sagittarius, from 05:27 to 12:34°. Sun is closely conjunct Saturn until Dec. 27th. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (INCLUDING USA) should be careful and patient.

Moon is waxing and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and into Aries.

Mars transits Libra, from 13:20 to 17:43°. 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 completes it retrograde motion on Dec. 22nd and transits Scorpio, from 19:10 to 20:45°. 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.

Jupiter transits Libra, from 20:55 to 22:11°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 Sagittarius, from 00:53 to 09:42°. Venus is closely conjunct Saturn until Dec. 29th. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (INCLUDING USA) should be careful and patient.

Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 06:01 to 06:50°. Saturn is closely conjunct Sun until Dec. 27th. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Saturn is closely conjunct Venus until Dec. 29th. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces 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 21:33 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

Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 

Aries: Expect a lift and good fortune with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands. There may also be gains and income connected with your children, education, investments, and older siblings. Continue to safeguard against debts, disputes, health and legal issues through Jan. 3rd.

Taurus: Connect children, education and investments with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures. Be vigilant to manage unexpected events with same. There may also be issues with debts, disputes, health and legal matters; these may also be related to property, vehicles, and your professional life.

Gemini: Be vigilant through Jan. 3rd to avoid debts and disputes with property, vehicles and home life.  Everything else is going your way. Connect entrepreneurial ventures with partnerships. Expect good fortune with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures.  Income and friendships are on your side, too.

Cancer: Lay low. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, setbacks, and health issues and to avoid accidents. Property, vehicles and home life are also vulnerable to these issues and fire and theft. Be vigilant around authority figures, and with communications and independent projects through Jan. 3rd.

Leo: Focus on your children, education, investments, communications and independent projects –- connected with marriage, partnerships, and long-distance ventures. Expect good fortune with all of these. Be careful, however, when speaking — and to avoid intoxicants and food poisoning through Jan. 3rd.

Virgo: Be careful to manage debts, disputes, insomnia, expenses, separations, health and legal issues. Watch your status and family life — and be careful while speaking to avoid conflicts. You may be feeling ambitious, but don’t overdo it and do not take risks and chances through Jan. 3rd.

Libra: Focus on communications, independent projects, and younger siblings. Expect income and friendships, along with a lift with children, education, and investments.  Relationships are positive and forefront. Be patient with expenses, insomnia, separations and life abroad through Jan. 3rd.

Scorpio: Be patient. Losses, expenses, and separations are connected with your career, authority figures, property, vehicles and home life. Expect ups and downs with income, friendships and older siblings through Jan. 3rd. Manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues through mid-Jan.

Sagittarius: Expect a lift with income, friendships, siblings, communications and independent projects – along with gains relative to your children, education, and investments.  Exercise vigilance at work to manage setbacks, accidents, losses, expenses and separations through Jan. 3rd.

Capricorn: Be vigilant at work and with property, vehicles and home life. Manage your wealth, status, family life, setbacks, losses and expenses, and be careful to avoid accidents. Be careful with communications through Jan. 3rd. Consider relocation or long-distance ventures for the next 2 years.

Aquarius: Expect gains, income and good fortune from your own self-efforts, partnerships and joint ventures. Focus on income, friendships, and older siblings; these should do well. Be vigilant to manage setbacks with health and finances and in the workplace — and to avoid accidents through Jan. 3rd.

Pisces:  Be vigilant this week to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues. These are vulnerable to losses, setbacks, delays, expenses, accidents and obstructions. Exercise patience with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through Jan. 3rd. Expect the unexpected with relationships.

About the Author: David Hawthorne