Planetary Transits for February 8 – February 14

Notes:  Mercury is closely conjunct Ketu for a few more days. This has not been ideal recently — so continue to be vigilant with stocks, business, communications, and health and computer viruses.

In the SAMVA* chart for the U.S., transit Rahu and Ketu are now stationary in the 20-degree range — and afflict 6 of the 12 houses through March.

(On the day Rahu and Ketu went stationary, the U.S. government shut down. Since then, the Dow Jones plunged 666 points on Feb 2, and 1,175 points on Feb. 5 – the worst point decline in history — and President of the United States recently said “I would love to see a government shutdown”.)

This suggests the U.S. may be in for serious issues over the next 7 weeks.

*Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

Sun transits out of Capricorn and into Aquarius on Feb. 12 at 3:18 p.m. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until Feb. 17. Leaders, presidents and governments should get extra rest.

Moon is waning and transits Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated Feb. 8 – 9. Watch your emotional state and be careful in crowds and around volatile persons.

Mars transits Scorpio, from 13:40 to 17:54°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for the military, police, athletes, firefighters, executives and property matters.

Mercury transits out of Capricorn and into Aquarius, Feb. 14 at 3:54 p.m. Mercury is closely conjunct Ketu until Feb. 11th. This may also be connected with the recent setbacks with the U.S. Stock Market.

Jupiter transits Libra, from 27:50 to 28:22°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until May 3rd.  This may cause issues with law, banking, religion, children, husbands, and education.

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 and movements regarding the sexual harassment of women. This slow-moving 13-month transit of Jupiter in Libra may provide 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 Aquarius, from 02:28 to 11:15°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for women, romance, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts.

Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 11:26 to 12:05°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be helpful for working-class persons, the elderly, and immigration – as well as for agriculture, manufacturing, and the oil, gas, and minerals industries.

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, respectively, from 20:49 to 20:53°.  Rahu and Ketu remain in the 20-degree range until March 19th. This stationary position of Rahu and Ketu is generally NOT favorable worldwide and cause calamities. Those persons with 19 to 21° rising signs or with any planet(s) in the 19 to 21°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces — including the USA) should be especially careful and patient.

The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign”:

Aries: Focus on language, research, and ancient knowledge. Don’t push things in the workplace. Watch your health and be vigilant with debts, disputes and legal issues. Expect gains in partnerships. Be patient with personal setbacks and obstructions through March 6th.

Taurus: Take care of your mind, children, and investments for a few days. Consider international ventures, but be patient with expenses and separations through early March. Connect your career with law, medicine and finance, but be vigilant with debts, disputes and legal issues at work.

Gemini: Be vigilant for a few days with property, vehicles, home life, health, communications and authority figures. These improve after Feb. 12th. Remain patient with income and friendships through March 6th. Expect good fortune with your children, education, investments, and joint ventures.

Cancer:  Focus on relationships, but be vigilant for a few days with communications and independent projects. There may also be vulnerability with property, vehicles and home life through Feb. Connect your career with education, children and investments through March 6th.

Leo: Be vigilant for a few days with your status and family life — and take care of debts, disputes and health issues.  Connect communications and entrepreneurial projects with partnerships and joint ventures during Feb. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles, and home life through March 6th.

Virgo:  Be vigilant for a few days. There may be setbacks. Focus on your spiritual practices. Children, education and investments are forefront, but vulnerable to expenses and separations. Be careful when speaking and to avoid debts, disputes and health issues during Feb. Be patient with independent projects through March 6th.

Libra: Be vigilant for a few days to manage expenses, separations and international ventures. Focus on your children, education and investments through Feb. There may be gains and status through partnerships and joint ventures. Focus on entrepreneurial investments over the next 2 years.

Scorpio: Be vigilant for a few days with income, friendships and older siblings. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life are vulnerable to expenses and separations through Feb. Make executive decisions but be careful to manage debts, disputes and health issues through March 6th.

Sagittarius: Be vigilant for a few days to manage work and communications. Expect income from independent projects during Feb. Take care of your children, education and investments through March 6th. These are vulnerable to expenses, separations, institutional life or foreign lands.

Capricorn: Be vigilant for a few days to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Expect a lift at work and with your status and family life through Feb. There may be income from property, vehicles, fixed assets and your engineering and executive organizing skills through March 6th.

Aquarius: Be vigilant for a few days to manage setbacks — and to avoid accidents. Partnerships and joint ventures improve after Feb. 12th. Good fortune is on your side through Feb. Buy new clothes and consider a day spa. Focus on the fine, healing, and performing arts. Connect work with property and independent projects through March 6th.

Pisces:  Be vigilant with partnerships and joint ventures for a few days. Marriage, windfalls and inheritance are vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations through Feb. On the other hand, there may be good fortune connected with your status and family life through March 6th.

Planetary remedies add a protective covering to 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.

About the Author: David Hawthorne