WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Gemini, from 14:47 to 21:25°. Sun is under the 5th aspect of Ketu, July 1 – 10. This is absolutely not ideal for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments, and typically indicates explosive situations.
Sun is also closely conjunct Mercury, July 2 – 10. This connects the government with stocks, business, communications and intellectual property. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Moon is waning/waxing and transits Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. The Moon is exalted in Taurus, July 1 – 2. The new Moon is in Gemini, July 4 at 5:00 a.m. CDT.
Mars transits Libra, from 28:58 to 29:19°and is no longer retrograde (where it had been since April 17). Mars is weak in degrees until the end of July. This may continue issues for the police, military, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
Mercury transits Gemini, from 06:24 to 21:30°. Mercury is closely conjunct Sun, July 2 – 10. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be vigilant. Mercury is under the 5h aspect of Ketu, July 4 – 8. This is not ideal for stocks, business, communications and intellectual property. There may be health and computer viruses.
Jupiter transits Leo, from 22:52 to 23:51°. Jupiter is starting to move away from the close and severe conjunction with Rahu, but remains under some influence until July 14. This transit conjunction has been challenging since May 21 for law, religion, banking and education and caused issues for same, along with children, students, educators, politicians, and religious leaders.
(Muslims Under Political Attack; Prime Minister Cameron Resigns Over Brexit Vote; British Pound Falls to Lowest Level Since 1985; Suicide Bombers at Istanbul Airport.)
Venus transits Gemini, from 21:08 to 29:44°. Venus remains under the 5th aspect of Ketu until July 3. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with the arts, luxuries, transportation and entertainment. Watch for news about a well-known woman.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 17:09 to 16:45°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which is helpful for the elderly, poor and needy, and working-class persons, along with 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. (Contrary to popular belief, no other rising signs will ever have problems with the so-called dreaded “Sade Sati”.)
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 21:04 to 20:11°. Those persons, companies or countries with 19 – 21° rising signs or with any planet at 19 – 21° 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 and/or the mystical pendant known as the kavach: http://www.planetarysara.com/product/mystical-pendant/) and do “Bhoota and Deva Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets causing adverse effects.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Spend another week on partnerships and joint ventures connected with independent entrepreneurial projects. Work with large or government organizations and invest in your own initiatives. Focus on communications but be vigilant before speaking to avoid conflict. Protect your children and investments. These are vulnerable through July 11.
Taurus: Remain vigilant before speaking to avoid conflict. Expect status with your children, education, investments and creative projects. Take care of your parents, property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life; these are vulnerable through July 11. There may be losses, expenses and separations due to debts, disputes or health issues through July 11.
Gemini: Work on writing, business, brokering and communications. Spend another week on your appearance, education, children, and investments. Expect less with income and friendships. Partnerships and joint ventures remain vulnerable. There may be setbacks with father or authority figures and your own initiatives through mid-July.
Cancer: Lay low and get extra rest. There may be losses, expenses or separations against your wealth, status, parents, property, vehicles, home life and your self-efforts and independent projects. There may be setbacks with authority figures through July 11. Work on your home or out of your home – and watch your health and finances through July 12.
Leo: Gain from your own initiatives connected with women, luxuries, and entertainment along with the arts, writing, and business ventures. Protect your children and investments through mid-July. Be especially vigilant with your health and reputation as these are vulnerable to sudden issues. Get extra rest and spend time on your spiritual practices.
Virgo: Focus on your career — connected with writing, business, communications, women, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Take a leadership position and work with large or government organizations. Be patient with losses, expenses or separations with your parents, property, vehicles and home life through July 7.
Libra: Focus on your father or religious leader. Some of you may be on a long-distant journey of a short duration. Expect expenses or separations with all of the above. Be vigilant with communications and your own initiatives. Relationships are forefront, but weak. Income, friendships and older siblings are also vulnerable through July 12.
Scorpio: Get extra rest and lay low this week. Your best bet is research, language, mystical sciences, occult knowledge, ashrams and foreign lands. Be patient with losses, expenses, separations; and setbacks with income, friendships, and older siblings. Be especially vigilant with authority figures and to avoid accidents in the workplace.
Sagittarius: Connect your career with partnerships and joint ventures. Expect gains and good fortune with these. Be vigilant, however, with the government and authority figures and take care of your father and/or religious advisor, as these are vulnerable to sudden issues. Watch your health, morality, appearance and reputation through July 7.
Capricorn: You may be spending more time at work than at home, but be patient to manage debts, disputes, fire or theft in the workplace. Avoid smoke, pollution and mental tension and be vigilant with communications. Be especially careful to avoid accidents through July 11. Recent losses, life abroad, intimacy, and sleep patterns improve next week.
Aquarius: There is a lot on your mind. Think big and study the arts, business and communication. Take care of your children and investments, which are vulnerable to setbacks or accidents. Your marriage and partnerships are subject to sudden issues, but would do well with spiritual practices. Income and friendships are likely to improve after next week.
Pisces: Your partner is likely to focus on his or her parents, property, vehicles and home life. Be patient with the same significations as these are subject to debts, disputes, or setback. Be vigilant at home and with transportation to avoid accidents. Be careful in the workplace to manage debts, disputes and health issues. Expect improvement next week.