Planetary Transits for September 21 – September 27

The first part of this newsletter describes the position of the (Vedic astrology) planets this week.

The second part describes the impact of the transit planets for each rising sign.

Notes: Jupiter is now in Libra until October 2018. This is mostly favorable for 9 of the 12 rising signs.Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising signs, however, should be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 8th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively, which undermines the strength of Jupiter. (See below for the impact on each rising sign.)

The 5th aspect of the northern node of the Moon, Rahu, on Saturn, (ruling physical structures) may well be contributing to the recent fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes worldwide. The impact is through October.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:

Sun transits Virgo, from 04:18 to 11:09°. This connects governments with business, computers, finance, communications and intellectual property. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of the fast-moving Mercury until Oct. 17.

Moon is waxing and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated,Sept. 24 – 26.  Watch your emotional state, avoid volatile persons, and be vigilant in crowds.

Mars transits Leo, from 15:55 to 20:24°. This connects the police and military with governments. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of Sun untilOct. 13.

Mercury transits out of Leo and into Virgo on Sept. 26th at 12:59 p.m. CDT. Mercury is under the 10thaspect of Saturn, Sept. 23 – 28.  Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs should be careful and patient as Saturn rules their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively, which renders Saturn as a functional malefic planet for these rising signs.

Jupiter transits Libra from 01:49 to 03:16°. Jupiter is under the 9th aspect of Ketu until Oct. 2nd. This causes stress for matters of the law, religion, banking, education, publishing, children and husbands. Jupiter is now 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 Leo, from 07:18 to 15:52°.  This connects the fine arts, healing arts, and performing arts with governments. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord) Sun, until Oct. 17th.

Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:39 to 27:59°.  Any adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – whenever Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction. Saturn comes out of retrograde motion on Aug. 25th at 6:13 a.m. CDT.

Saturn is under the influence of 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.  Watch for issues relative to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, the environment, and the oil, gas, and minerals industries.

In the SAMVA chart/horoscope* for the USA, Saturn’s transit causes serious issues relative to debts, disputes, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and even death-like experiences through October. Be vigilant, take care of your family, and avoid stressful situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.

Rahu and Ketu transit Cancer and Capricorn, from 29:46 to 29:15°. Rahu and Ketu remain close to the 0°range.  Those persons with 0 – 2° rising signs or with any planet at 0 – 2° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient. Additionally, those persons with 27 to 30° rising signs or with any planet in the 27 to 30°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including the USA) should also be careful and patient.

Note: In the chart for President Trump, transit Saturn, ruling his 7th house of relationships and foreign lands, is closely conjunct his natal Ketu through October.  Additionally, transit Rahu aspects his natal Ketu and transit Ketu aspects his natal Rahu through mid-Nov. These slow-moving transits suggest that he is experiencing extreme stress and hidden/unexpected problems.

Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 

Aries: Focus on your children, education, and investments. These, along with partnerships are vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues through mid-Oct. Be patient with income and friendships through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for money, relationships and long-distance ventures whenever transit Venus is strong.

Taurus: Focus on your children, education and investments. Consider gold and government bonds. Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life; these are vulnerable to debts, disputes, expenses, etc. Connect work with partnerships through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. Take care of your marriage, insurance, windfalls, and inheritance.

Gemini: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Entrepreneurial ventures do well. Work out of your home on independent projects. Take care of father figures through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for marriage and partnerships connected with children, education and investments whenever transit Venus is strong.

Cancer: Focus on communications and independent projects. Expect a lift at work and with entrepreneurial projects. Take care of your children, education and investments through Oct.Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes connected with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life.

Leo: Speak up as an authority figure. Luck, status, family life and independent projects are on your side. Work on property partnerships through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for your children, education and investments. Focus on independent teaching, publishing and consulting projects.

Virgo: Continue to lay low. Get rest and be reclusive. Losses, expenses and separations are likely. There may be status with long-distance ventures. Be careful with communications and independent projects through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for property, vehicles, and home life. Speak up as a publisher, educator or consultant.

Libra: Expect personal relief, but be patient with losses, expenses and separations through mid-Oct. Consider a retreat or long-distance venture. Focus on your children, education and investments through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for entreprenurial ventures connected with publishing, teaching and consulting.

Scorpio: Recent trouble dissipates, but be patient at work to manage debts, disputes, and expenses. Gain from writing, business, communications and large organizations. Focus on property and home life through Oct.  Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. Take care to manage expenses, separations, relocation, foreign ventures and family life.

Sagittarius:  Expect good fortune at work and with your children, education, investments, income and friendships. Be patient with entrepreneurial ventures through Oct.  Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This is favorable for money, children, and friendships. Gain from publishing, teaching and consulting, whenever transit Venus is strong.

Capricorn: Continue to exercise patience. Property, vehicles, family and work are vulnerable to setbacks. Your best bet is research, language, and ancient knowledge. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. Connect your career with teaching, publishing, consulting and long-distance ventures.There may be losses and separations whenever Venus is weak.

Aquarius: Recent stress-related issues dissipate, but continue to be patient with relationships. Work on joint ventures in research and ancient knowledge. Focus on your career through Oct. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. This brings luck, income and friendships and success with publishing, teaching and advisory roles.

Pisces: Continue to lay low. Relationships remain subject to debts, disputes, legal and health issues. Be careful to avoid accidents. Jupiter transits Libra until Oct. 2018. Husbands, children, older brothers and professional life may be vulnerable. Connect your career with research, language, and ancient knowledge.

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