5 Planets will make a rare visual alignment: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will all appear in the predawn sky from Jan. 20 to Feb. 20. The best time for viewing will be 1 to 1 ½ hours before sunrise. None of these planets, however, will be within 5°of each other, so the chance of an astrological impact on the world is unlikely.
On the other hand, transit Jupiter and Rahu remain in close conjunction through Feb. This is not ideal worldwide. Expect extremes with law, religion, banking, (Goldman Sachs fined $5.1 Billion) students, teachers, (19 killed in attack on a university in Pakistan) lawyers, publishers, consultants, husbands and children.
Those with poor health, tumors, colds, coughs, ear problems, diabetes or a weak hip, liver, pancreas or gall bladder are also vulnerable.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Capricorn, from 06:32 to 13:39°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be helpful for leaders, presidents, governments, administrators, etc.
Moon is waxing and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and into Virgo. The full Moon is in Cancer, Jan. 23 at 7:45 p.m. CST.
Mars transits Libra, from 15:24 to 19:00°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord, Venus, (which is weak) until Feb. 20.
Mercury transits Sagittarius, from 22:24 to 21:10° and comes out of retrograde motion on Jan. 25 at 3:49 p.m. CST. 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 28:52 to 28:30°. Jupiter is weak in degrees and CLOSELY CONJUNCT RAHU through Feb. There can be serious and unexpected issues with law, religion, banking, teachers, students, publishers, 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 prayers or listen to the 108 names of Vishnu on Thursdays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Venus transits Sagittarius, from 02:43 to 11:19°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord, Jupiter, until Feb. 12. Jupiter is completely afflicted by Rahu, so this is also not ideal for Venus. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with transportation, romance, and luxuries.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 19:06 to 19:44°. Saturn is in good strength, which should be good for agriculture, manufacturing, and working-class persons. Recent predictions: “…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 29:07 to 28:25 °. Those persons with 28-29° rising signs or with any planet at 28-29° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be extremely careful and patient and take care of their health.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Expect good fortune with partnerships. Your partner may take decisions and/or go for a long distance journey or religious or spiritual pilgrimage. Take a leadership position in the workplace and connect with authority figures and large organizations. Your children, education and investments should do well. Take care of your father through Feb.
Taurus: There may be good fortune or a long distance journey with your parents, property, vehicles and home life. Expect an improvement with your career and partnerships. Your children and investments remain vulnerable until Feb. 8. Watch your health and finances until Feb. 12. Be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage marriage through Feb.
Gemini: Focus on research, mystical experiences and ancient knowledge. Be patient with setbacks and take care of your health and siblings through mid-Feb. Expect an improvement with income, friendships, children and investments – connected with partnerships. Be vigilant with all manner of relationships through Feb. Best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity to my Gemini son, Brian, on his 31st birthday on the full Moon (Jan. 23).
Cancer: Focus on partnerships, joint ventures, authority figures and international projects. Your partner takes a leadership position or gets a promotion. Be vigilant with property, vehicles, your own initiatives and communications. Connect your career with home life through mid-Feb. Be careful with debts, disputes and health issues through Feb.
Leo: Focus on health, finances and legal matters, such as Wills and Trusts through mid-Feb. Be vigilant to manage conflict. Work on writing, business, independent projects and communication arts. Take action and make decisions. Connect partnerships with property, vehicles and fixed assets. Take care of your children and investments through Feb.
Virgo: Focus on property and home life. Work out of your home on the arts, writing, business and communications. Redecorate your living space and consider that new vehicle. Be patient with expenses or separations with your children, education and investments through mid-Feb. Take care of your parents, property, and home life through Feb.
Libra: Focus on entrepreneurial projects, but be patient with short-lived expenses. Take a leadership position and make decisions. Expect gains with your parents, property, vehicles and home life. Turn your home into a palace. Partnerships are in the forefront through mid-Feb. Be careful with your initiatives and communications through Feb.
Scorpio: There may be gains and expenses or separations with your status and family life. Focus on entrepreneurial activities connected with large, spiritual, medical, or government organizations. Watch health and legal and financial issues through mid-Feb. Be vigilant before speaking and take care of your wealth, status and family life through Feb.
Sagittarius: Focus on your career, writing, business, brokering, and the communication arts. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, and consider a day spa. Speak up as an authority figure. Expect good fortune with your wealth, status and family life through mid-Feb. Be vigilant with your health and reputation through Feb. to avoid unexpected calamities.
Capricorn: Connect your career with long distance ventures, retreats, institutions, or foreign lands. Expect expenses and separations in the workplace. Make decisions, but delay property investments. Be vigilant to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks through mid-Feb. Be patient with travel, insomnia, expenses and separations through Feb.
Aquarius: Expect good fortune with your initiatives and entrepreneurial ventures. Be patient, however, with income and friendships, which are vulnerable to short-lived setbacks. There may be losses, expenses or a separation or long distance journey with your partner through mid-Feb. Take care of income, friendships and older siblings through Feb.
Pisces: Connect relationships with your professional life. Focus on writing, business, communications, knowledge and research in the workplace, but be patient with setbacks. Be vigilant with income and friendships, which are subject to debts and disputes through mid-Feb. There may also be debts, disputes, fire, theft, or scandals at work through Feb.