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 1: Sun is under the close influence of Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu this week. This is not ideal for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments. Expect extremes in highs and lows and sudden, unexpected events. Watch your heart, stomach, digestion, eyesight, blood, bones and immune system.
Note 2: Mars is in Pisces through Feb. Venus is also in Pisces until May 30. Saturn is in Sagittarius until June 20th. (See below for the impact on each rising sign.) Jupiter is weak in degrees until April 1 — and is co-dependent on its frequently weak dispositor, Mercury. This suggests vulnerability in the areas of law, banking, religion and education.
Note 3 (from my columns in January): President Trump is likely to face stress relative to debts, disputes, health and legal issues until Feb. 12th — as Sun (ruling his chart) transits the unfavorable 6th house. He is also likely to encounter serious issues until March 3rd — as Mars (ruling the favorable 9th house) transits his unfavorable 8th house.
Special note to my readers from India: In the Indian chart, natal Mars is under the stationary transit influence of Ketu up to June, 2017. Ketu will also cause an exact affliction to natal Mars and the most effective point in April and May, 2017.
This indicates that the expenses of the government are likely to increase and the government is likely to lose popularity and suffer losses. These are likely to be evident in the elections in the 5 states. Some general mishaps are likely. Some financial scams may come to light. The intensity of the malefic influence is likely to increase in April and May.
The forces are also likely to have additional stress. Those who are living in foreign lands are likely to face stress, especially in respect of jobs and professional ventures.
V K Choudhry
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Aquarius, from 03:39 to 10:42°. Sun is under the 3rd aspect of Saturn until Feb 18. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn rules the 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Sun is closely conjunct Ketu, under the aspect of Rahu, Feb. 17 – 25. This may cause extremes and sudden issues for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments.
Moon is waning and transits Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated Feb. 18 – 20. Watch your emotional state and avoid volatile persons and places.
Mars transits Pisces, from 20:00 to 25:09°. Mars is outside the influence of other planets. This may be helpful to the military, police, athletes, surgeons, executives, firefighters and intelligence agencies; along with property matters.
Mercury transits out of Capricorn and into Aquarius on Feb. 22 at 7:16 a.m. CST. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter, Feb. 18 – 23. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Jupiter rules their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Mercury is weak in degrees, Feb. 19 – 24. Be careful with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 28:53 to 28:35°. Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9. Jupiter is weak in old-age degrees until April 1 and is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving and frequently weak dispositor (landlord) Mercury. This is not ideal for law, banking, religion and education. (Note the numerous lawsuits filed against the Trump administration.) Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should exercise patience for the next 7 months as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 14:22 to 17:27°. This should be good for women, romance, affluence and the fine, healing and performing arts. Venus is in Pisces for 17+ weeks, untilMay 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including Donald Trump) should exercise patience with women, luxuries, entertainment and transportation as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 01:47 to 02:16°. Saturn is outside the orb of other planets, but is weak in degrees primarily until March 8, and generally until Dec. 12. This is not ideal for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. There may be issues with Medicare, Social Security, immigration, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Saturn remains in Sagittarius until June 20, when it moves back into Scorpio – where it will remain until Oct. 26. During this time, Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn will be in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. This can also cause adverse effects for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 09:17 to 09:17° (stationary). Those persons, companies or countries with 8 – 10° rising signs or with any planet at 8 – 10° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient – and, at all time.
Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 9-degree range, Jan. 11 to March 17. This is (absolutely) not ideal for persons, companies or countries with 8 – 10° rising signs or with any planet at 8 – 10° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius). Those persons should exercise care and patience, and at all times. Get extra rest and meditation, watch your diet, drink plenty of water, exercise in moderation and avoid stressful situations.
Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s 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.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Expect gains and setbacks with children, education, investments, and authority figures. Be vigilant at work to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft or accidents. Continue with a retreat or long distance ventures and expect through Feb. Partnerships are vulnerable through May. Income and friendships are subject to disputes through June 20.
Taurus: Connect home life with your career, but there may be highs and lows or sudden issues with your parents, property, vehicles and home life. Be careful to avoid disputes over income or with friendships through May. Connect your career with research, but be patient with delays and setbacks through June 20.
Gemini: Be vigilant. There may be issues with health, independent projects and authority figures. Property, vehicles and home life are vulnerable. Expect income and friendships at work. Connect education and investments with your career. Beautify your workspace and consider a new car through May. Focus on relationships through June 20.
Cancer: Be vigilant with your status and family life and around authority figures. Take care of your heart, stomach and digestion. Connect independent projects with joint ventures. Property, vehicles and home life should do well through May. Be careful with marriage and windfalls to avoid disputes through June 20.
Leo: Focus on partnerships, but be vigilant to manage the unexpected. Exercise patience before speaking and take care of your wealth, status and family life, which are subject to debts and disputes. Connect independent projects with research, but be patient with setbacks through May. Focus on partnerships with children, education and investments through June 20.
Virgo: Be vigilant to manage expenses, insomnia, or separations – especially if abroad. Focus on your children and education and study or invest in business, technology, and communications. Be patient with partnerships through Feb., but expect status with same through May. Be careful to avoid debts and disputes with property through June 20.
Libra: Be vigilant with income, friendships and older siblings. Be patient with expenses or separations with your property, vehicles and home life. Focus on law, medicine or finance and be vigilant with debts, disputes, and your health through May. Connect children, education and investments with independent projects, but watch expenses with same through June 20.
Scorpio: Work on or out of your home, but be vigilant with your career, transportation and authority figures. Gain from writing, business and communications projects. There may be debts, disputes or health issues with your children, education and investments through Feb., and expenses through May. Enjoy property, vehicles and home life through June 20.
Sagittarius: Take care of father figures; these are vulnerable. There may be status at work — speak up on business and intellectual property. Consider real estate through Feb. Expect gains with property, vehicles and home life. Redecorate your home and consider a new car before June. Focus on work and independent projects through June 20.
Capricorn: Be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage your status, inheritance and family life. Focus on business and communications. Work out of your home on independent projects through Feb. Connect your career with entrepreneurial ventures through May. Consider international work, but be patient with expenses through June 20.
Aquarius: Take a leadership position, but be vigilant with partnerships, foreign lands and authority figures. Be patient with expenses against your inheritance. There may be status eith your own initiatives through Feb. and good fortune through May. Expect gains and setbacks with income, friendships and older siblings through June 20.
Pisces: Be vigilant with debts, disputes, and health issues. Expect gains from writing, business, communications and joint ventures. Make decisions and consider property matters. There may be a windfall before June, but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Consider international ventures, but watch work expenses and separations through June 20.
Author: David Hawthorne
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