WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Gemini, from 01:23 to 08:04°. Sun is weak in degrees and under the 8th aspect of Mars until June 19. This connects leaders and governments with weapons, police and military activities. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio, rising sign persons, companies and countries should be vigilant — as Mars rules their 12th, 6th and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Sun is closely conjunct Venus until June 23. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be vigilant — as Venus rules their 6th, 12th and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Moon is waxing and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, June 17 – 19. Be vigilant with your emotional state and around other people. The full Moon is in Sagittarius, June 20 at 5:02 a.m. CDT.
Mars transits out of Scorpio, and back into Libra, June 17 at 12:15 p.m. CDT. Mars is retrograde until June 29, which is challenging for Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries whenever Mars is within 5° of their rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. Mars is also weak in degrees until the end of July. This is not ideal for the police, military, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
Mercury transits Taurus, from 10:34 to 22:25°. Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be good for stocks, writing, business, brokering, computers, communications and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Leo, from 21:12 to 21:59°. Jupiter is under the 10th aspect of Saturn until June 26. This slow-moving transit is a challenge for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA), as the mooltrikona sign for Saturn falls in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Jupiter is closely conjunct Rahu through June. This is not ideal for law, religion and education. Expect challenges for same, along with children, students, educators, politicians and religious leaders. (Muslims are under political attack.)
Venus transits Gemini, from 03:56 to 12:32°. Venus is closely conjunct Sun until June 23. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be vigilant as Sun rules their 12th, 8th and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 18:05 to 17:36°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful to the elderly, poor and needy, and working class persons, as well as manufacturing, agriculture and the oil, gas and mineral industries.
Saturn is retrograde until August 13, which is challenging for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. (No other rising signs will have problems with the so-called dreaded “Sade Sati”.)
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 22:33 to 21:18°. Those persons, companies or countries with 20 – 22° rising signs or with any planet at 20 – 22° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should remain careful and patient. Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s life: strengthen your functional benefic planets (with color and gemstone therapy or the mystical pendant known as the kavach – protective shield) and do “Bhoota and Deva Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets causing adverse effects.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Connect your children, education and investments, along with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures, with independent projects and entrepreneurial activities. Take care with your father, guru, religious matters and long distance journeys through July 4. Focus on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands through July 12.
Taurus: Children, education and investments remain forefront. Focus on writing, business, and communications. Be vigilant to manage debts or disputes with property, vehicles and home life. Be careful to avoid accidents at home or with transportation through July 4. Take care of your health, finances, and conflicts or legal matters through July 12.
Gemini: Connect independent projects with your children, education or investments. Take a leadership position and focus on luxuries and the fine, healing or performing arts. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and consider a day spa. Be vigilant with entrepreneurial relationships through July 4. Income and friendships should do better through July 12.
Cancer: Expect gains from your own initiatives and from writing, business, brokering, communications and intellectual property through June 26. Be vigilant with debts, disputes and health issues through July 4. Be patient with expenses and separations with property, vehicles and home life through July 7, and with authority figures through July 16.
Leo: Connect your career with writing, business, brokering, communications and intellectual property. Take care of your children, investments and education through July 4. Expect gains from your own initiatives, women, luxuries and the fine, healing or performing arts through July 7. Focus on income, friendships, and older siblings through July 16.
Note: Donald Trump is a Leo rising sign. He is likely to face issues this month. Sun, ruling his chart, is under the affliction of his natal Rahu and Ketu. Transit Jupiter, ruling his mind, children, investments, liver and gall bladder, is afflicted by transit Rahu and Ketu through July 4. He was born during a Total Lunar Eclipse, so his Sun and Moon (heart and soul) are under a lifelong stress factor, which could indicate sudden calamities or cardiovascular failure at some point in time. He is in the final sub period of Rahu, (Mars), through Nov. 14 – which is after the election. This sub period is generally characterized as a time of massive change. Some people go up; but most tend to lose whatever they gained during their 18 years of Rahu.
Virgo: Focus on your father, guru, or religious leader and consider travel. Be back before June 26. Connect your career with women, luxuries and the arts, but be patient with expenses. Take care of your parents, property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through July 4. Research and ancient knowledge contribute to your status through July 12.
Libra: Expect gains, income and friendships. Be patient if traveling abroad. There may be losses and expenses against your marriage, inheritance, windfalls, and insurance. Take care of younger siblings and be vigilant with independent projects and communications through July 4. Focus on partnerships, joint ventures, or foreign lands through July 12.
Scorpio: Expect gains connected with partnerships and joint ventures. Connect your career with research, language and ancient knowledge, but be patient with setbacks. There may be losses and expenses if traveling abroad and against marriage, inheritance, windfalls and insurance. Take care of your wealth, status, speech and family life through July 4.
Sagittarius: Expect highs and lows. There may be income and friendships connected with partnerships and joint ventures. Remain vigilant in the workplace to manage debts and disputes. Get extra rest as your health, appearance and reputation are vulnerable through July 4. Relief is seen with children, education and investments through July 12.
Capricorn: Be vigilant in the workplace to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, setbacks and accidents. On the other hand, expect good fortune with education and investments. Take care of your husband and children, be careful if traveling abroad, and be patient with intimacy and sleep patterns through July 4. Focus on work through July 12.
Aquarius: Connect marriage, partnerships, joint ventures, religion and long distance journeys with your children, education and investments. There may be good fortune with these. Be vigilant, however, with income, friendships and older siblings as these are vulnerable to sudden issues through July 4. Focus on independent projects through July 12.
Pisces: Your partner remains focused on independent projects. Work on writing, business, communications and intellectual property. Be careful at home and with vehicles to avoid accidents, debts, disputes or health issues. Be especially vigilant in the workplace through July 4. Focus on research, language and ancient knowledge through July 12.
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