Planetary Transits for May 18 – May 24
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Taurus from 03:21 to 10:05°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be good for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments.
Moon is waning and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and into Taurus.
Mars transits Taurus, from 24:11 to 28:54°. This should be good for property matters and for those in the police, military, or construction, and for athletes, surgeons and executives.
Mercury transits Aries, from 07:46 to 15:49°. Mercury moves away from the ninth aspect of Rahu. This should be helpful for stocks, business, technology, communications, and intellectual property.
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Jupiter transits Virgo, from 19:51 to 19:58°. Jupiter is under the seventh aspect of Venus until May 24. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Venus rules their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9. The adverse effects are primarily for Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn – and only when Jupiter is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should also be careful through mid-September as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 18:38 to 24:35°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, design, affluence, photography, decorating, architecture, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is under the seventh aspect of Jupiter until May 24. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient as Jupiter rules their 8th, 6th and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus is in Pisces until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), should be careful and patient as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Note: This transit makes Donald Trump vulnerable, as Venus is in his eighth house from January 27th to May 30th. Watch for a significant setback (for him or his wife or daughter) between May 22nd and June 2nd, when transit Venus is under the close affliction of his natal Ketu – representing past-life karmic issues.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 02:21 to 01:54° and is retrograde until Aug. 25th. The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – and only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 6 and is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th. This is not helpful for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. Expect problems relative to Medicare and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Note: In the SAMVA* chart/horoscope for USA, this Saturn transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and deathlike experiences – through October. Be vigilant and avoid stressful people and situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 04:39 to 04:07°. Those persons, companies or countries with 3 – 6° rising signs or with any planet at 3 – 6° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on your status and family life. Expect an improvement with your mind, children, education and investments. Manage debts, disputes and (hidden or misdiagnosed) health issues. Expect fluctuations with income, friendships and older siblings. Relationships remain subject to expenses and separations through May.
Taurus: Property, fixed assets and home life come your way. Take a leadership position. Expenses are likely for you, your children and investments. Professional matters are subject to highs and lows. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and setbacks with health, marriage, legal issues, and inheritance.
Gemini: Income and friendships remain vulnerable through May. Be vigilant through mid-June to manage losses, expenses and separations relative to authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures. Expect gains with property, vehicles and family life. Invest in your career; beautify your workspace and consider that new car for work.
Cancer: Expect a lift with your status and family life and gains in the workplace. Focus on writing, business, finance, independent projects and intellectual property. Be vigilant to avoid debts and disputes with property, vehicles and home life. Expect less with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-Sept.
Leo: Take a leadership position in the workplace, connect with large organizations and focus on your professional life through mid-June. Connect independent projects with research and knowledge, but be patient with setbacks through May. Expect good fortune with your children and investments.
Virgo: Focus on research, language, and knowledge. Do not take risks. Your best bet is marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. There may be a long-distance journey. Manage debts and disputes with property and home life through late June. Teach, publish, and advise through mid-Sept.
Libra: Work on your heath, finances, and legal paperwork through May. Be patient with expenses and separations with partnerships, joint ventures, children nd investments. Earn from research, language, and ancient knowledge, but be patient with income and friendships through mid-June.
Scorpio: Connect your career with partnerships and joint ventures, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health issues with same. Your children, status, family life and investments may be subject to expenses and separations. Be patient with income and friendships through June 2 and with property through late June.
Sagittarius: Connect your career with children, education and investments, but manage debts, disputes or health issues with same. There may be tension with authority figures or issues with your heart and stomach through mid-June. Gain from property. Redecorate your home. Income and friendships come your way.
Capricorn: Expect good fortune with property. Work out of your home on writing, business and communications. Connect your career with independent projects or long-distance ventures, but be patient with expenses. Take care of your children, status, investments and family life through late June.
Aquarius: Expect good fortune with your status through May. Be patient with entrepreneurial setbacks through June 2. Connect joint ventures with property through mid-June. Focus on income, friendships, research and knowledge through late June. Be patient with income and friendships through mid-Sept.
Pisces: Enjoy partnerships and joint ventures, but be vigilant at work to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Focus on independent projects connected with large organizations, but manage debts and disputes with same through mid-June. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Connect your career with partnerships through mid-Sept.
Planetary remedies add 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.
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