Planetary Transits for March 15 – March 21

Notes:

  • Venus is under the 9th aspect of Rahu. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with luxuries, weather, transportation and entertainment. (Watch for news about well-known women.)
  • Sun is under the 4th aspect of Mars until April 3rd. Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
  • Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until April 6th. Be vigilant with stocks, business, communications and health and computer viruses.

WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

  • Sun transits Pisces, from 00:26 to 07:24°.   Sun is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter until March 18th. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient. Sun is under the 4th aspect of Mars until April 3rd.  Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
  • Moon is waning/waxing and transits Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and into Taurus. The new Moon is in Pisces on March 17th.
  • Mars transits Sagittarius, from 04:27 to 08:27°.   Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets — but is weak on account of the weakness of its landlord, Jupiter. Delay property matters. The military, police, athletes, firefighters, and executives should get extra rest.
  • Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces, from 18:43 to 22:45°. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus until March 23rd.  Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until April 6th. Be vigilant with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property, along with health and computer viruses.
  • Jupiter transits Libra, from 29:03 to 28:50°. Jupiter is weak in degrees until May 3rd.  This may cause delays or setbacks with law, banking, religion, education, children, and husbands.  Jupiter is retrograde until July 10th.
  • 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 regarding the sexual harassment of women. This slow-moving transit of Jupiter in Libra (Sept. 2017  — Oct. 2018) provides a long-lived transformation.
  • Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 16:06 to 24:46 °. Venus is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until March 21st. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with luxuries, weather, transportation and entertainment. Watch for news about well-known women. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury until March 23. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
  • Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 14:06 to 14:27°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets — but is weak due to the weakness of its landlord, Jupiter, until May 3rd. This may cause issues with 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 20:23 to 19:40°.  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 causes calamities. Those persons with 18 to 21° rising signs or with any planet(s) in the 18 to 21°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces — including the USA) should be especially careful and patient.

Note: In the SAMVA* chart for USA, (based on the Perpetual Union) transit Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 20-degree range — and afflict 6 of the 12 houses in the chart.  This suggests serious issues for the country through March. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.

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

  • Aries:  Focus on father and religious figures. Consider travel before May. There may be sudden debts, disputes or health issues with relationships. Be patient with expenses and separations with your children and investments. Be vigilant with finances, conflicts, and health issues through April 5th.
  • Taurus: Gain from property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. You can also earn from women, large organizations, communications and the creative arts. Take care of yourself and your children, education and investments through April 5th. These are subject to debts, disputes or health issues.
  • Gemini: Focus on leadership and independent projects. Spend more time at work. Redecorate and connect work with women, luxuries, and entertainment. Your children and investments may be vulnerable. Take care of property and vehicles through April 5th. Gain from relationships through April.
  • Cancer:  Expect a lift with your status over the next 30 days. There may also be good fortune with property, vehicles, home life, communications and independent projects. Be vigilant with independent projects through April 5th, and be careful at work to avoid debts, disputes, fire and accidents, etc. through April.
  • Leo: Be vigilant with communications and independent projects. Focus on research, language and knowledge – but get extra rest and be vigilant for the next 30 days to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Be careful when speaking and take care of your family life through April 5th.
  • Virgo:  Be careful with what you eat or say — and take care of your status and family life. Focus on relationships through May. You may be ambitious, but don’t overdo it — and do not take risks and chances through April 5th. Safeguard against accidents at home or with transportation through April.
  • Libra: Lay low and focus on your health, debts, and legal matters. Avoid conflicts. Income, friendships and older siblings are subject to debts, disputes and health issues. Be careful if living abroad. Expenses and separations are possible through April 5th. Consider entrepreneurial joint ventures.
  • Scorpio: Connect work with children, education and investments. Be patient with sudden losses, expenses and separations. Income, friendships and siblings are vulnerable to sudden issues through April 5th. Be vigilant with what you eat and say to avoid debts, disputes and health issues through April.
  • Sagittarius: Enjoy property and home life over the next 30 days. Children, education, investments and independent projects are forefront. Income, friendships and older siblings are vulnerable to sudden events. Focus on research, language and home life, but expect sudden issues at work through April 5th.
  • Capricorn: Connect independent projects with research, communications and the creative arts — but be patient with setbacks over the next 30 days. Take care of father and religious figures through April 5th. Expect expenses, separations, or travel with property, vehicles and home life before May.
  • Aquarius: Take care of father and religious figures. Be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through April 5th. Expect a lift with status and family life connected with marriage and partnerships over the next 30 days. Gain from property and independent projects through April.
  • Pisces: Focus on your executive skills and property matters in the workplace. Expect status at work, but setbacks and expenses are also possible. Be patient to manage delays and be careful to avoid accidents. Tell your partner to be vigilant to manage sudden issues through April 5th.

about the author: David Hawthorne