Planetary Transits for February 23 – March 1

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.

 

(Just scroll down to the second part if the first part is too technical.)

 

 

Note 1: Sun begins to pull away from the close conjunction with Ketu, which should be helpful for everyone; however, leaders, physicians, administrators and governments should remain vigilant for a few more days.

 

Note 2: President Trump remains vulnerable to setbacks and serious issues until March 3rd — as Mars (ruling the favorable 9th house) transits his unfavorable 8th house.

 

Note 3:  The transit afflictions necessitate to work with patience and extra care between 20th February to 4th March 2017. Please take care.  (Professor V K Choudhry, Gurgaon, India)

 

 

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

 

Sun transits Aquarius, from 10:42 to 17:44°. 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 Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and into Aries.  Moon, in Aquarius, is conjunct Ketu and under the 7th aspect of Rahu from the afternoon of Feb. 25 to the morning of Feb. 26. Focus on meditation and spirituality. Watch your emotional state and avoid volatile persons and places.

 

Mars transits out of Pisces and into its mooltrikona sign, Aries, on March 1 at 3:09 p.m., CST.  Mars is under the 7th aspect of Jupiter until March 4. This connects the military, police, surgeons, athletes, realtors, firefighters, executives, executioners, and property matters with the law, banking and education. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.

 

Mercury transits Aquarius, from 01:11 to 13:36°.  This connects stocks, business, communications, and intellectual property with unconventional, inventive, humanitarian efforts. Mercury is under the 3rd aspect of Saturn until Feb. 26. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient. Mercury is closely conjunct Ketu, Feb. 24 – March 1. This is good for yoga, meditation and spiritual practices, but be vigilant with stocks, finance, business and communications.

 

Jupiter transits Virgo, from 28:35 to 28:09°.  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.  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 17:27 to 18:57°. This should be good for women, romance, affluence and the fine, healing, and performing arts. Venus is in Pisces for 17+ weeks, until May 30th.  Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), however, 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 02:16 to 02:42°. 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.

 

Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 09:17 to 09:15°.  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: (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: Be patient for a few days and take care of your children, education and investments. There may be gains from large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Spend one more week on retreats or long distance ventures. Partnerships are vulnerable through May.  Income and friendships are subject to disputes through June 20.

 

Taurus: Take care of property, vehicles and home life. Connect your children, education and investments with the workplace, but be patient to manage setbacks. Recent losses dissipate next week. Avoid disputes over income or with friendships through May. Connect your career with research, but be patient with setbacks through June 20.

 

Gemini: Expect relief with your health and an improvement with independent projects and authority figures after Feb. 26. Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life. 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 throughJune 20.

 

Cancer: Be patient for a few days with your wealth, status and family life. Expect less with independent projects and be patient with setbacks. Focus on the workplace and enjoy property, vehicles and home life through May. Be careful with marriage and windfalls to avoid disputes through June 20.

 

Leo: Recent highs and lows and setbacks for you and with marriage and partnerships begin to dissipate. Focus on meditation and spirituality. Connect independent projects with research, but be patient with setbacks through May. Focus on joint ventures with children, education and investments through June 20.

 

Virgo: Recent setbacks, expenses and separations begin to dissipate, but be patient for a few days.  Be vigilant with debts, disputes and health issues. Focus on meditation and spirituality. Expenses, insomnia, and separations are likely through mid-March. Enjoy partnerships through May. Be vigilant with property through June 20.

 

Libra: Be patient with income, friendships, expenses, separations and insomnia. Expect relief with relationships in a few days. Focus on law, medicine or finance and be vigilant with debts, disputes, and health through May. Connect children, education and investments with independent projects, but watch expenses through June 20

 

Scorpio: Be patient for a few days in the workplace and then connect your work with home life. Income, friendships and siblings are vulnerable to setbacks through March 4. Expenses and separations with children, education and investments are likely through May. Expect status with property and home life through June 20.

 

Sagittarius: Be patient for a few days with authority figures – and then expect good fortune with your own initiatives. Connect your career with independent projects, but manage setbacks in the workplace. Real estate investments are favorable through April 5. Redecorate your home and consider a new car before June. Focus on independent projects throughJune 20.

 

Capricorn: Be patient for a few days to avoid accident and to manage money and marriage. There may be short-lived setbacks, followed by good fortune next week. Focus on property, vehicles and home life through March. Connect your career with independent ventures through May. Consider international work, but expect expenses through June 20.

 

Aquarius: Be patient for a few days with partnerships and be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks. Expect a lift and a leadership position next week. Focus on your own initiatives through early April. Good fortune is on your side through May. Expect both gains and setbacks with income and friendships through June 20.

 

Pisces: Be patient to manage debts, disputes and health issues. Partnerships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through March 9. Spend another week on decisions and 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.

 

About the author: David Hawthorne

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