Planetary Transits May 11 – May 17


Planetary Transits May 11 – May 17


Sun transits out of its exaltation sign, Aries, and into Taurus, May 14 at 11:26 a.m. CDT.  Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until May 19.  Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments should get extra rest.

Moon is waning and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio is debilitated, May 11 – 13.  Watch your emotional state and be careful around other people.

Mars transits Taurus, from 19:27 to 24:11°. This should be good for property matters and for those in the police, military, or construction, and for athletes, surgeons and executives. Mars is under the ninth aspect of Jupiter until May 17. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient, as Jupiter rules their 8th, 6th, and 12th houses, respectively.

Mercury transits Aries, from 02:20 to 07:46°. Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until May 19th. Be careful with stocks, business, technology, communications, and intellectual property, along with health and computer viruses. For some of us there will be trouble with the respiratory canal, including with allergies, sinuses, headaches, and chemical sensitivity.

Jupiter transits Virgo, from 20:23 to 19:51°.  Jupiter is under the 7th aspect of Venus, May 14 – 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 13:18 to 18:38°. 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 7thaspect of Jupiter, May 14 – 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.

Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 02:44 to 02:21° 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. For some of us there will be problems with the teeth, neck, back, spine, knees, joints and ankles.

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. Be vigilant and avoid stressful people and situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.

Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 05:35 to 04:39°.  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: Expect good fortune to come your way, connected with loans or lawsuits. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and (hidden or misdiagnosed) health issues. Relax the leadership energy and focus on family life. Expect fluctuations with income, friendships and older siblings. Relationships are subject to expenses and separations through May.

Taurus: Be vigilant, lay low, and get extra rest. Take care of your children, education, property, investments, and your mental state. These are vulnerable to sudden expenses, separations, or issues abroad. Professional matters are subject to highs and lows. Be patient and focus on research and knowledge.

Gemini: Be careful to manage issues with property, vehicles, home life and communications. Expect both gains and losses, along with expenses and separations with income and friendships. Focus on your career; beautify your work space and consider that new car for work. Connect partnerships with home life through mid-June.

Cancer: Focus on your career and leadership in the workplace, but be careful to avoid debts, disputes, fire and theft at work.  Marriage, windfalls, communications and independent projects are subject to highs and lows. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life. Be vigilant with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-Sept.

Leo: Expect less for one week. Tell your partner to not take risks. Partnerships and joint ventures, along with your family life are subject to sudden issues. Be vigilant when speaking to avoid debts and disputes.  Combine entrepreneurial ventures with research and knowledge, but be patient with setbacks through May.

Virgo: Be ambitious and persuasive, but do not take risks and chances. Expect issues relative to expenses and separations. Focus on research, language, religion, ancient knowledge, and long distance journeys. There may be a windfall or settlement. Marriage and joint ventures bring status through May.

Libra: Work on a new health regime, refinance debt, and catch up on legal paperwork. Safeguard against disputes. Short-lived losses, expenses and separations are likely. Watch your mind, and take care of your children, education and investments. Your partner may have a windfall, but may also be vulnerable until May 26.

Scorpio: Manage income, friendships, partnerships, joint ventures and the workplace. These are associated with debts, disputes and health issues. Consider property, vehicles and home life, but these are vulnerable to sudden short-lived events.  Expenses or separations with your children, education or investments are likely through May.

Sagittarius: Connect your career with your children, education and investments, but take care of these – as they are subject to debts, disputes or health issues. You may be ambitious, but exercise patience in the workplace and with communications and independent projects. Gain from property. Redecorate your living quarters and consider a new car.

Capricorn: Be vigilant while speaking and take care of your family life. There may be sudden expenses and separations. Do not take risks. Be patient with short-lived setbacks and be vigilant to avoid accidents. Property and vehicles are subject to losses and expenses. Focus on independent creative projects through May.

Aquarius: Be patient to manage partnerships, joint ventures, windfalls, and inheritance; and be careful to avoid accidents. You may be charismatic and ambitious, but don’t overdo it to the point of exhaustion. Work out of your home on independent projects. Income and friendships remain vulnerable through mid-Sept.

Pisces: Your partner may be ambitious, but also vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues. Be vigilant in the workplace to manage losses, expenses and separations through fire, theft and cheating or false allegations against you. There may be a marriage or windfall.  Be patient with setbacks — and be careful to avoid accidents through May.

About the Author: David Hawthorne
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