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.
From April 1st to Nov. 5th, Saturn is/has been under the 5th aspect of the northern node of the Moon, Rahu.
This is not ideal worldwide.
Saturn rules the masses, hard work, continuous struggle, physical structures and things of the earth.
Rahu represents deception, manipulation, addictions, immorality and unexpected calamities.
Most likely this affliction of Rahu on Saturn has contributed to the rash of fires, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and suffering by the masses.
Currently, there is only 1 degree of separation between Rahu and Saturn.
By Oct. 7th, both will be at 28 degrees, which is a 100% affliction.
Exercise care and patience and take care of your family.
Spiritual practices may add protective covering.
Relief starts after Oct. 21st.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Virgo, from 11:09 to 18:02°. 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 Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and into Pisces.
Mars transits Leo, from 20:21 to 24:47°. This connects the police and military with governments. Mars is closely conjunct Venus until Oct. 12th. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Venus rules their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter transits Libra from 03:16 to 04:45°. 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 15:52 to 24:29°. This connects the fine arts, healing arts, and performing arts with governments. Venus is closely conjunct Mars until Oct. 12th. Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Mars rules their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:59 to 28:23°. The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – but only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction.
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, healthcare, 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 29:15 to 29:10°. Rahu and Ketu remain close to the 0°range. Those persons with 0 – 1° rising signs or with any planet at 0 – 1° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient. Additionally, those persons with 28 to 30° rising signs or with any planet in the 28 to 30°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including the USA) should also be careful and patient.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on your children, education, and investments. These, along with marriage and partnerships remain vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues through mid-Oct. Be patient with income and friendships through Oct. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for marriage, partnerships and long-distance ventures.
Taurus: Focus on your children, education, investments, writing and business. Consider gold and government bonds. Be vigilant with property and vehicles through Oct. 14. Connect work with partnerships through Oct. The transit of Jupiter until Oct. 2018 requires patience with marriage, windfalls, inheritance and legal/insurance settlements.
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. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for marriage and joint ventures connected with children, education and investments.
Cancer: Focus on communications and independent projects. Expect a lift at work and with entrepreneurial projects. Be patient with children, education and investments through Oct. The transit of Jupiter until Oct. 2018 requires patience with debts, disputes, or health issues regarding parents, property, vehicles 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. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for your children, education and investments. Focus on independent projects. Teach, publish and advise.
Virgo: Expect some relief. Focus on writing, business and communications. Connect with authority figures and consider long distance ventures. Be patient with losses, expenses and separations. Be careful before speaking and with independent projects through Oct. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for property, vehicles and home life. Teach, publish and advise.
Libra: Focus on income, friendships and partnerships, but be patient with losses, expenses and separations through mid-Oct. Consider a retreat or long-distance venture. Take care of your children, education and investments through Oct. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for entrepreneurial ventures. Teach, publish and advise.
Scorpio: Gain from writing, business, communications and large organization. Be patient at work to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, losses, expenses and separations. Focus on property and home life through Oct. The transit of Jupiter until Oct. 2018 requires patience to manage expenses, separations, relocation, family life and foreign ventures.
Sagittarius: Expect good fortune at work and with your children, education, investments, income and friendships. Focus on writing, business and communications. Be patient with independent projects through Oct. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 is favorable for income, children, and friendships. Gain from teaching, publishing, and consulting.
Capricorn: Expect some relief, but be patient with work, property, vehicles, and family life. These are vulnerable to setbacks. Focus on research, language and knowledge. The transit of Jupiter until Oct. 2018 requires patience in the workplace. There may be expenses, separations, relocation or long-distance ventures. Teach, publish, and advise.
Aquarius: Exercise patience with gurus, relationships and independent projects. These are vulnerable to setbacks. Work on joint ventures in research and ancient knowledge. Focus on work through Oct. The transit of Jupiter through Sept. 2018 brings luck, income, friendships and success. Teach, publish and advise.
Pisces: Expect some improvement with relationships, but these remain vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues through mid-Oct. Be vigilant before speaking and take care to manage your status, marriage, windfalls, inheritance or legal/insurance settlements. The transit of Jupiter until Oct. 2018 requires patience with husbands, children, brothers and professional life. Connect your career with research, language, and 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