WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of its exaltation sign, Aries, and into Taurus, May, 14 at 5:11 a.m. CDT. Sun moves away from the 9th aspect of Rahu, but leaders and governments should remain vigilant untilMay 18.
Moon is waxing and transits Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and into Libra.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 11:02 to 08:49°and is outside the 5°orb of influence of other planets. Mars is retrograde April 17 – June 29. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems arise only when a retrograde planet is a functional malefic planet for that particular horoscope and is within 5° of the rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. In this case, Mars is a functional malefic planet only for Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio rising sign persons, as its mooltrikona sign, Aries, falls in their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Mars remains in Scorpio until June 18 — and then again from July 12 to Sept. 17. This prolonged stay in Scorpio is not ideal for Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius rising sign persons as Mars is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses. These rising sign persons can safely wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.
Mercury transits Aries, from 23:46 to 20:40°. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus until May 16. 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.
Mercury is retrograde until May 22. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems arise only when a retrograde planet is a functional malefic planet for that particular horoscope and is within 5° of the rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. In this case, Mercury is a functional malefic planet only for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, as its mooltrikona sign, Virgo, falls in their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until June 7. This prolonged influence is likely to cause extremes with stocks, business, communications, and intellectual property, along with computer and health viruses (e.g. the Zika virus).
Jupiter transits Leo, from 19:10 to 19:18° and comes out of its 4-month retrograde motion. This may have a noticeable impact on law, banking, religion, education, teachers, students, professors, publishers, and consultants, etc.
Jupiter, however, remains 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. These rising sign persons can help the elderly and the poor and needy on Saturdays, and avoid the use of black, brown, gray and dull colors. Optionally they can listen to the Vedic chants for Shiva on Saturdays.
Venus transits Aries, from 20:55 to 29:31°. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury until May 16. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Mercury rules their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Venus is also under the influence of Rahu through May 18. Take care of the women in your life and be vigilant with luxuries, the arts, entertainment and transportation. Watch for unexpected news about a well-known woman.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 20:36 to 20:07°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets. Saturn is retrograde until August 13. Contrary to popular belief retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems arise only when a retrograde planet is a functional malefic planet for a particular horoscope and is within 5° of the rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. Saturn is a functional malefic planet only for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs as its mooltrikona sign, Aquarius, falls in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. (No other rising sign persons will ever have problems with the so-called and dreaded “Sade Sati”.)
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 25:34 to 25:22°. Those persons, companies or countries with 24 – 26° rising signs or with any planet at 24 – 26° 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 and do “Bhoota and Deva Yagyas” (chants and charities) for the planets causing adverse effects.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Shift your attention to your wealth, status and family life. Speak up as an authority leader, but be vigilant with partnerships as these are subject to short-lived debts, disputes or health issues. Relationships remain forefront. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Focus on knowledge and work on marriage, Wills, insurance and inheritance matters.
Taurus: Shift your attention to leadership and focus on property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-June. Take care of your children, education, investments; these are subject to debts, disputes, expenses, health issues or separations. Travel for your children or partner is likely. Avoid accidents at home or with vehicles through mid-Aug.
Gemini: Delay entrepreneurial activities through mid-June. These, along with younger siblings are subject to expenses or separations. Gain from your parents, property, vehicles, home life, women, children, education, investments, entertainment and the creative arts — but these can also be subject to debts, disputes or health issues through June 7.
Cancer: Expect gains with your status and family life, and from leadership and father/authority figures. Connect with large, medical, spiritual or government organizations. Be creative in the workplace and focus on independent communications and intellectual property projects. Connect your career with children, education, and investments.
Leo: Expect good fortune with your wealth, status, family life and your own self-efforts and initiatives. Shift your attention to your career and the workplace. Take a leadership position and connect with authority figures and large, spiritual, medical or government organizations, and expect good results with property and vehicles through mid-June.
Virgo: Connect your status and family life with research, language, mystical sciences and ancient knowledge. Be patient through June 7 to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. There may be a long distant journey of a short-duration through mid-June. Expect property expenses through mid-Aug. and entrepreneurial issues through mid-Sept.
Libra: Be vigilant for a few days to manage short-lived losses, expenses, and separations connected with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Income, friendships and older siblings are vulnerable to setbacks through mid-June — or there may be a windfall with same or from research. In general, relationships should do well through mid-Sept.
Scorpio: Focus on relationships and connect your career with marriage partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands through mid-June. Be patient with short-lived losses, expenses, and separations with income, friendships and older siblings. Make executive decisions, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes or health issues, also through mid-June.
Sagittarius: Focus on writing, business, communications and the creative arts. Watch your heart and stomach and take care of your father through mid-June. Avoid conflicts with religious leaders and authority figures. Expect gains at work, connected with children, education and investments; these are also subject to expenses/separations through mid-June.
Capricorn: Expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life. Work out of your home and on your home. Be vigilant if living abroad to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks. Your children, education and investments may also be subject to setbacks through mid-June. Gain from hard work and enjoy your family’s status through next January.
Aquarius: Be patient for a few days with short-lived setbacks. The women in your life are also vulnerable. Connect marriage, partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands with property, vehicles, and home life through mid-June. Make executive decisions at work and focus on independent projects and business property investments through mid-June.
Pisces: Tell your partner to be patient with delays and setbacks and to be vigilant to avoid accidents. Watch your communications and entrepreneurial activities through mid-June to manage debts and disputes. There may be status with your guru, father or long-distant journeys through mid-June. Be vigilant in the workplace through mid-Aug.
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