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: Mars is in Pisces through Feb. Venus is in its exaltation sign, Pisces, for an unusually long time — Jan 27 – May 30. Saturn is in Sagittarius until June 20th. (See below for the impact of these slow-moving transits for each rising sign.) 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 and suggests vulnerability relative to law, banking, religion and education.
Note 2: President Donald 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 delays, setbacks and serious issues until March 3rd — as Mars transits his unfavorable 8th house.
Last Week’s Prediction: “President Trump is likely to face stress relative to…disputes and legal issues”. (Widespread protests against the travel ban; Trump named in 42 federal lawsuits since inauguration.)
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Capricorn, from 19:29 to 26:34°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This connects leaders, physicians, administrators and governments with working-class persons, immigrants, the elderly and the poor and needy.
Last Week’s Sun Prediction: “Watch for news about…immigration.” (President Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Banning Immigrants from 7 Countries).
Moon is waxing and transits Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer. Moon in Aries is under the 9th aspect of Rahu, Feb. 3. Watch your emotional state. Moon in Gemini is under the 5th aspect of Ketu, Feb. 7. Focus on spirituality.
Mars transits Pisces, from 09:38 to 14:50°. Mars is outside the influence of other planets. This may be helpful to the military, (including “commanders-in-chief”) police, athletes, surgeons, executives and firefighters; along with property matters.
Mercury transits out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, Feb. 3 at 1:49 a.m. CST. Mercury is weak in degrees until Feb. 6. Be careful with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 29:01 to 29:01° (in stationary degrees). 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.
Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should exercise patience for the next 8 months as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 04:46 to 10:03°. Venus is in Pisces for 17+ weeks, until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries 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 00:37 to 01:14°. 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 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 9:22 to 09:16°. 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). These persons should exercise care and patience, and at all time. 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: (http://www.planetarysara.com/product/mystical-pendant/) 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: Go on a retreat or long distance venture, and manage expenses and separations through Feb. Invest in your career; take a leadership position, but avoid debts and conflicts at work. There may be losses or separations with partners through May, and gains and disputes with income and friendships through June 20.
Taurus: Expect good fortune with property and home life. Seek spiritual advice from father figures. Expect a lift with your children and investments. Be careful to avoid disputes over income or with friendships through May. Be patient with setbacks in the workplace; connect your career with research through June 20.
Gemini: Be vigilant with your health, communications and independent projects. Be patient with property, vehicles and home life through Feb. 21. Expect income and friendships at work. Connect your children, education and investments with your career; beautify your workspace and consider a new car through May 30. Relationships do well through June 20.
Cancer: Enjoy relationships through mid-Feb. Connect independent projects with partnerships through Feb. 21. Expect good fortune with your career through Feb. and with property, vehicles and home life through May. Be vigilant with windfalls, inheritance and marriage to avoid disputes through June 20.
Leo: Be vigilant before speaking and with your health and finances through mid-Feb. Father and religious figures remain vulnerable through Feb. Connect independent projects with research and ancient knowledge and be patient with setbacks through May. Connect partnerships with children, education and investments through June 20.
Virgo: Focus on your children, education and investments and study business and communications. Invest internationally. Be patient with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through Feb., but expect status with same through May. Be vigilant to avoid debts and disputes with property through June 20.
Libra: Gain from property, vehicles and home life through mid-Feb. Be patient with partnerships through Feb. Study law, medicine or finance and be vigilant with debts, disputes, and your health through May. Connect your children, education and investments with independent or international projects – and watch expenses through June 20.
Scorpio: Focus on independent projects and expect income and friendships with same through Feb. 21. Manage debts, disputes or health issues with your children, education and investments through Feb. These are also vulnerable to expenses and separations through May. Expect a lift with property, vehicles and home life through June 20.
Sagittarius: Expect good fortune and a lift with your career through Feb. 21. Consider real estate through Feb. Expect gains from property, vehicles and home life through May. Redecorate your home and consider a new car, boat, horse, plane, motorcycle, etc. Focus on work and independent projects through June 20.
Capricorn: Be careful to avoid accidents. Focus on writing, business, brokering and communications through Feb. 17. Work out of your home on independent projects through Feb. Connect your career with entrepreneurial ventures through. Consider international work, but be patient with expenses and separations through June 20.
Aquarius: Be patient with expenses and separations with partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Feb. Money may also go out the door relative to marriage, inheritance and windfalls. On the other hand, enjoy status and family life through May. Expect gains and focus on income, friendships and older siblings through June 20.
Pisces: Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes over income and with friendships. Expect a lift with your status. Get organized and focus on property and decisions through Feb. There may be a marriage or windfall before June, but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Consider international ventures, but watch expenses and separations throughJune 20.