Chart of the week: David Bowie (Jan. 8, 1947, 9:00 a.m., London, England) had the Capricorn rising sign with Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Cancer. Capricorn is a practical, ambitious and hard-working rising sign. An exalted Rahu in the 5th house gave him a creative mind. Moon and Saturn in the 7th house gave status and success in partnerships and joint ventures. The 7th aspect of Moon on the 1st house gave royal and public favor. Jupiter in the 10th house gave international publishing ventures. Venus and Ketu in the 11th house gave income from music, the arts, and entertainment — connected with a
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spiritual/mystical edge.(Especially note his last album, “Black Star”.) Sun, Mars and Mercury in the 12th house gave multiple marriages, property abroad, and travel to foreign lands. He died from liver cancer in the Mars main and Rahu sub period. Mars in his natal chart (horoscope) is in close conjunction with the 8th ruler of death (Sun) in the 12th house (end of life). Transit Rahu and Ketu were afflicting both transit and natal Jupiter,respectively, ruling the liver.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn on Jan. 14 at 1:56 p.m. CST. Sun is weak in degrees untilJan. 19. Sun is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until January 18. This is not ideal for leaders, presidents and governments. Sun is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter until Jan. 18. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including USA), should be careful and patient.
Moon is waxing and transits Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus. Moon, in Taurus, is exalted, Jan. 18 – 20.
Mars transits Libra, from 11:42 to 15:24°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord, Venus, until Feb. 20. Venus is weak in degrees until Jan. 22.
Mercury transits out of Capricorn and into Sagittarius, January 14 at 3:33 a.m. CST. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Jan. 18. . Be careful with stocks, business, viruses, computers, communications, and intellectual property. Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter until Jan. 19. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including USA), should be careful and patient.
Mercury is retrograde until Jan. 25. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde Mercury is not a problem for most people. The adverse impact is primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs – and only if and when Mercury is within 5° of the person’s rising sign degree or any other planet by conjunction or aspect.
Jupiter transits Leo, from 29:05 to 28:52°. Jupiter is weak in degrees and CLOSELY CONJUNCT RAHU through Feb. There can be serious and unexpected issues with law, religion, banking, morality, teachers, professors, students, publishers, consultants, counselors, husbands and children; and health problems for those with diabetes or a weak hip, liver or gall bladder.
Aries, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius rising sign persons CAN wear a yellow sapphire gemstone. Virgo and Pisces rising sign person SHOULD wear a yellow sapphire gemstone. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons should help religious persons, teachers, students and children (with food, clothing, service or donations) on Thursdays. Optionally, they can also do spiritual/religious prayers and/or listen to the 108 names of Vishnu on Thursdays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Venus transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius, Jan. 18 at 6:51 p.m. CST. Venus is weak in degrees untilJan. 22.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 18:26 to 19:06°. Saturn is in good strength, which should be good for agriculture, manufacturing, and working-class persons. Recent prediction: “…which should be good for working-class persons”. (U.S. adds 2.65 million jobs in 2015 for 2nd best year since 1999.)
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 29:25 to 29:07°. Those persons with 29° rising signs or with any planet at 29° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius) should be extremely careful and patient and take care of their health.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures; there may be a windfall or inheritance with these. Your spouse or partner may go in for research or language studies, or may feel vulnerable and go through a transformation. Watch your mind, children and investments for a few days. Take care of your father, guru, or religion through Feb.
Taurus: Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life for a few days. Then expect good fortune with same and consider a journey or a pilgrimage. Partnerships remain vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues. Your children and investments are vulnerable until Feb. 8. Be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage marriage through Feb.
Gemini: Focus on research, mystical and ancient knowledge. Be patient with setbacks, and take care of your health and siblings through mid-Feb. Income, friendships, children and investments may be vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues through Feb. 18. Connect property matters with partnerships. Be vigilant with relationships through Feb.
Cancer: Focus on partnerships, joint ventures and authority figures. Your partner may take a leadership position or get a promotion. Be vigilant with your own initiatives and communications, which are vulnerable to debts and disputes. Connect your career with home life through mid-Feb. Be vigilant with debts, disputes and health issues through Feb.
Leo: Focus on your health, finances, and legal matters, such as Wills and Trusts through mid-Feb. Be vigilant before speaking to manage debts and disputes. There may be good fortune working out of your home on independent projects connected with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Take care of your children and investments through Feb.
Virgo: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Work out of your home on communications. Be patient with expenses or separations with your children, education and investments through mid-Feb. Expect status through independent and creative projects. Take care of your parents, property, vehicles and home life; these are vulnerable through Feb.
Libra: Focus on your wealth, status and family life. Be patient with expenses against independent projects. Expect gains connected with your parents, property, vehicles and home life through mid-Feb. Partnerships dominate through mid-Feb. Make executive decisions. Be careful with your own initiatives and communications through Feb.
Scorpio: Connect your professional life with your own initiatives and independent projects. There may gains through writing and communications. Watch your health and legal/financial issues through mid-Feb. These are vulnerable to losses and expenses. Be vigilant before speaking and take care of your wealth, status and family life through Feb.
Sagittarius: Focus on your career and professional life, along with writing, business, brokering and communications. Expect good fortune with your wealth, status and family life through mid-Feb. Be patient with expenses and separations with income and friendships. Be vigilant with your health and reputation, to avoid calamities through Feb.
Capricorn: Gain at work and through women, luxuries, and creativity. You may spend more time on your career than home life through mid-Feb. Focus on research and knowledge. A windfall is possible. Be vigilant to avoid accidents and be patient with setbacks through mid-Feb. Be patient with travel, insomnia, expenses and separations through Feb.
Aquarius: There may be good fortune at work, connected with women, luxuries, creativity, and your own initiatives. A windfall is possible, but be patient with income and friendships. Your spouse, partner, and joint ventures are subject to losses, expenses and separations through mid-Feb. Take care of your income, friendships and siblings through Feb.
Pisces: Connect relationships with your professional life. Focus on writing, business, and communications in the workplace. Be vigilant with income and friendships, which are subject to debts and disputes through mid-Feb. Be patient with setbacks through mid-Feb. There may be debts, disputes, fire, theft, or scandals in the workplace through Feb.