Note: Sun, ruling leaders and governments, is in its debilitation sign, Libra, every year between mid-Oct. and mid-Nov. This may account for the frequent turbulence during our national elections. (We should move our elections to the first week of May or September, when Sun is in Aries or Leo.) Additionally, this year the southern node of the Moon, Ketu, casts its ninth aspect on the Sun between Oct. 29 and Nov. 6. This could indicate serious and explosive issues during the nine days leading up to the election. On a positive note, this affliction will be over by Election Day, which should bring some level of relief.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits its debilitation sign, Libra, from 03:08 to 10:06°. Sun is closely conjunct Mercury until Nov. 4th. This connects business, finance, communications and intellectual property with the government. 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. Sun is debilitated until Nov. 15th. This is not ideal for leaders, physicians, administrators, politics and governments.
Moon is waning and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo and into Virgo. Moon, in Gemini, is under the 5th aspect of Ketu on Oct. 21st, and closely conjunct Rahu on Oct. 25th. Be vigilant these two days with your emotional state and in public venues.
Mars transits Sagittarius, from 21:29 to 26:27°. Mars moves away from the 5th aspect of Rahu, which should be helpful for the military, police, athletes, executives, firefighters, and property matters. Mars remains co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord), Jupiter, until Oct. 31st.
Mercury transits out of its own sign, Virgo, and into Libra on Oct. 21st at 2:49 a.m. Mercury is closely conjunct Sun until Nov. 4th. This connects business, finance, communications and intellectual property with the government. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Sun rules their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 14:39 to 16:07°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor, the fast-moving and frequently weak Mercury, until Sept. 2017. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, should be careful and patient over the next 11 months — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone, as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits Scorpio, from 08:13 to 16:41°. Venus is outside the close influence of other planets. This should be helpful for women, (Hillary?) medicine, creativity, luxuries, transportation, architecture, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 19:07 to 19:48°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be good for agriculture and manufacturing. This transit, however, 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 any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 17:37 to 17:33°. Rahu and Ketu are now moving out of their stationary positions, where they have been since August 1st. This should be helpful to some extent worldwide. However, those persons, companies or countries with 16 – 18° rising signs or with any planet at 16 – 18° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient – and at all times.
Rahu is under the 10th aspect of Saturn until Nov. 8, our national election day. This may be the source of the current issues with the oil and gas industries, along with the violence and unrest of the masses and working-class persons.
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.
NOTE: In the SAMVA* chart for USA based on the Articles of Confederation, the transits of the Moon’s nodes, Rahu and Ketu, afflict 6 of the 12 houses — July through Oct. This causes stress, calamities, and the instability the country is going through. Expect relief after the November election. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Vedic Astrology.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on your father and/or spiritual advisor. Be patient with same – along with partnerships as these are subject to debts, disputes and health or legal issues. Similar problems with your children, education and investments dissipate — but are now associated with delays, setbacks, accidents or windfalls. Your partner may take a leadership position involving children and education.
Taurus: Marriage and partnerships may be subject to debts, disputes and health or legal issues through Nov. 6. There may be similar issues with your children, education and investments through Nov. 8, and with property, vehicles, and home life through mid-Nov. Take the slow pace of a royal elephant and don’t mind a few stray barking dogs.
Gemini: Connect property, vehicles, fixed assets, home life, marriage, partnerships, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures with your children, education and investments. Be vigilant, however, with all of the above as these may be subject to debts, disputes, and health or legal issues. You are thinking big, but it might be prudent to lay low for a while.
Cancer: There may be status with property and family life through mid-Nov. Work out of your home on independent writing, business and communications projects. Connect home life with children, education and investments. Study entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant in the workplace to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, accidents or health issues.
Leo: Work out of your home on independent writing, business and communications projects and entrepreneurial ventures. Beautify your home or living quarters with art, music, and luxuries and consider that new car. Expect good fortune with your children, education and (real estate) investments. Focus on partnerships through Jan. Teach, publish and advise over the next 11 months.
Virgo: Expect status with writing, business and communications projects connected with independent projects. Work on entrepreneurial ventures connected with women, the arts, medicine, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts. There may be windfall with property. Be vigilant to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles through Oct. Luck is on your side.
Libra: Take a leadership position and enjoy status and family life. Expect a mixture of gains, income, losses and expenses. Consider long distance ventures and work on writing, business and communications projects. Your partner may focus on independent initiatives. Income and friendships come your way through mid-Nov. Be vigilant with entrepreneurial expenses for the next 11 months.
Scorpio: Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Consider a long distance venture with your career. There may be expenses or separations in the workplace or on account of authority figures. Same goes for income, friendships and older siblings. Be vigilant before speaking to avoid debts and disputes. Help others and focus on work, property, and home life through Jan.
Sagittarius: Tighten up the purse strings; money goes out the door. There may be expenses in the workplace and with women, luxuries, income, property, and friendships. Consider long distance ventures. Be courageous and make executive decisions. Connect with friends in high positions. Earn from large, spiritual or government organizations. Expect entrepreneurial expenses through Jan.
Capricorn: Expect highs and lows. There may be both gains and setbacks in the workplace. Earn from women, medicine, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant at work to avoid accidents. Connect your career with writing, business, research, communications and ancient knowledge. Expenses against property are likely through Oct.
Aquarius: Expect good fortune in the workplace and with partnerships, joint ventures, and long distance journeys. Connect your career with women, luxuries, creativity, medicine, entertainment, and the fine, healing or performing arts. There may be gains with property and entrepreneurial projects. Focus on your professional life through Jan.
Pisces: Watch your health and finances through mid-Nov. Your partner may go through transformations connected with research, language or mystical experiences. There may be a windfall, good fortune or spiritual journey for your partner. Expect status in the workplace, connected with relationships, but even these may also be vulnerable through Nov. 7. Focus on joint ventures over the next 11 months.
About the author: David Hawthorne
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