Note: Sun and Mercury are in close conjunction this week. This may indicate challenges for Aries, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries. On the other hand, this conjunction is positive for Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius rising signs.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 21:03 to 27:49°. Sun is under the 9th aspect of Jupiter until May 8. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient. Sun is conjunct Mercury, May 6 – 12. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Moon is waning/waxing and transits Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer. The new Moon is in Pisces, May 6.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 12:51 to 11:02°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 functional malefic planet is within 5° of a person’s rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction. In this case, Mars is a functional malefic planet 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 27:49 to 23:46°. Mercury is closely conjunct Sun, May 6 – 12. Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Mercury is retrograde until May 22. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde planets are not in themselves an issue. The problems arise only when a functional malefic planet is within 5° of a person’s 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 19:11 to 19:10° and is retrograde until May 9. Jupiter is under the 10th aspect of Saturn until June 26. This slow-moving transit is challenging 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 12:18 to 20:54° and is outside the 5°orb of influence of other planets. Venus is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord) Mars, (which is in good strength), until May 19. This should be helpful for women, romance, creativity, luxuries, medicine, finance, administration and entertainment.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 21:02 to 20:36°. 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 functional malefic planet is within 5° of a person’s 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. (Note: no other rising sign persons will ever have problems with the so-called and dreaded “Sade Sati”.
Rahu and Ketu completed their 11-week stationary position at 27° and transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 26:21 to 25:34°. Those persons, companies or countries with 25 – 26° rising signs or with any planet at 25 – 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 benefic planets and do chants and charities for the planets causing adverse effects.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Take a leadership position, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes or health issues relative to you and your children, education, and investments. These, along with relationships remain forefront through mid-May. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Focus on research/knowledge and work on marriage, Wills, insurance and inheritance matters.
Taurus: There is a positive connection between your children, education and investments with your parents, property, and home life. These, however, along with your health, finances, and legal matters are subject to expenses and separations. Travel for your children or partner is likely. Avoid accidents at home or with vehicles through mid-Aug.
Gemini: Enjoy a positive connection with your initiatives and independent projects with your parents, property, and home life. Gain from your father, authority figures, and large, spiritual, medical, or government organizations. Expect money from women, children, education, investments and the creative arts. Focus on joint ventures through mid-Aug.
Cancer: Enjoy your status, family life and independent projects. Beautify your workspace and expect a lift at work. Take a leadership position. Focus on business, communications and intellectual property. Connect your career with children, creativity, education and investments. You’ll likely spend more time at work than home through May 20.
Leo: Enjoy wealth, status, property, home life and good fortune. Focus on spiritual progress and connect with religious leaders. There may be a long distance journey and luck with your initiatives through May 20. Expect positive results with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-June. Teach, publish, and consult through mid-Aug.
Virgo: Be patient with expenses and separations, and be careful to avoid accidents through May 20. Focus on research and knowledge – and work on your marriage, Will, inheritance, insurance, through June 7. Be vigilant if abroad, and with your initiatives through mid-June. There may be losses/expenses with property and vehicles through mid-Aug.
Libra: Be patient with short-lived expenses and separations with income, friendships and older siblings. Focus on partnerships, foreign lands and entrepreneurial activities. Expect a mixture of losses, income, expenses or separations with same. Your partner may get recognition or a leadership position. Enjoy status with your efforts and family life.
Scorpio: There is a positive connection between your career, income, and friendships, but continue to lay low in the workplace. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, accidents and false allegations. Connect your job with law, medicine, finance, social work and psychology, and to be of service to others. Teach, publish, and advise.
Sagittarius: There is a positive connection with your career, and good fortune. Focus on your children, education, investments and creativity. Think big, study the arts, and work on writing, business and communications. Expect a mixture of income, friendships, expenses and separations. Exercise patience. Connect with your guru/religious advisor.
Capricorn: Exercise patience with delays and setbacks. Work out of your home and on your home. Beautify your living space and consider a new car. Expect a mixture of ups and downs with property, vehicles and home life. Be vigilant to avoid accidents at home and with transportation through mid-May. Real estate should do well for you through mid-Sept.
Aquarius: Be patient to manage setbacks with relationships, and tell your partner to be vigilant to avoid accidents. Expect a mixture of ups and downs with partnerships. Connect with large or government organizations and work on creativity and communications. Focus on independent projects, make decisions, and consider business property.
Pisces: Tell your partner to be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and health issues. Speak up as an authority figure and communications expert, but be careful to avoid verbal disputes. Expect status with partnerships and from writing and business through June 7. Be patient with short-lived delays and setbacks. Be vigilant in the workplace through mid-Aug.
Light Years by Justin Kern