Note: Sun, ruling leaders and governments, is debilitated in Libra every year between mid-Oct. and mid-Nov. This accounts for the frequent turbulence during our national elections. This year Ketu also casts its ninth aspect on the Sun between Oct. 29 and Nov. 6, which could indicate serious and explosive issues during the nine days leading up to the election. Additionally, Rahu is under the 10th aspect of Saturn until Nov. 8. This has been the source of the violence and unrest of the masses and working-class persons since May 1st. Fortunately, these afflictions expire on Election Day – so there may be relief by the time the polls close.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits its debilitation sign, Libra, from 10:06 to 17:06°. 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 under the ninth aspect of Ketu, Oct. 29 – Nov. 6, and is debilitated until Nov. 15th. This is not ideal for leaders, physicians, administrators, governments, and political elections.
Moon is waning and waxing and transits Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio. Moon, in Libra, is under the ninth aspect of Ketu, Oct. 30. This is good for deep meditation and spiritual practices. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, Nov. 1 – 2. Be vigilant these two days with your emotional state and in public venues.
Mars transits out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, Oct. 31st at 9:07 p.m. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until Nov. 7. The military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters should get extra rest. Be patient with property matters.
Mercury transits Libra, from 09:48 to 21:10°. 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. Mercury is under the ninth aspect of Ketu, Oct. 28 – Nov. 2. Be careful with stocks, business, finance, communications, intellectual property, and health and computer viruses. Expect major miscommunications with government matters.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 16:07 to 17:32°. 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 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 16:41 to 25:07°. Venus is closely conjunct Saturn until Nov. 2. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient, as Saturn rules their 8th, 6th and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Last week’s prediction: “This should be helpful for women, (Hillary?)”. (Hillary Clinton wins the third and final debate.)
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 19:48 to 20:31°. Saturn is closely conjunct Venus until Nov. 2. 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. The transit of Saturn in Scorpio (through Jan. 25) 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 17:33 to 16:30°. Rahu and Ketu have moved 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 15 – 18° rising signs or with any planet at 15 – 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 the time the polls start to close on Nov. 8, our national election day. This has been the source of the recent issues with the oil and gas industries, along with the violence and unrest of the masses and working-class persons. Expect relief by the time the polls close.
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: Get extra rest. Spend a few days on your father, health, finances, and legal issues. Then shift your attention to your career and professional life. Take care of your children, education and investments. These are subject to debts, disputes or health issues. Your spouse or partner may have a windfall or be vulnerable to setbacks and obstructions.
Taurus: Expect a strong interchange with your children, investments, property, vehicles and home life. These may, however, be connected with debts, disputes and health or legal issues. Partnerships and joint ventures may also be subject to issues as well. Stay rested; take the slow pace of a royal elephant — and don’t mind a few stray barking dogs.
Gemini: Connect property, vehicles, home life, partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures with your children, education, investments and creativity. Be vigilant, however, as these are also subject to debts, disputes, and health or legal issues. It may be prudent to ease off for a while. Income and friendships may be vulnerable through mid-Dec.
Cancer: Work out of your home on independent writing, business and communications projects. There may be status with property and family life through mid-Nov. Be vigilant, however, to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles or transportation. Expect a lift next week in the workplace and consider partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Dec.
Leo: Stay rested while working on independent projects, writing, business, communications, intellectual property, partnerships and joint ventures. Work on and out of your home. Beautify your living quarters with art, music and luxuries and consider a new car. Your children and investments should do well. Teach, publish and advise over the next 11 months.
Virgo: Expect status with writing, business, and communications projects and entrepreneurial ventures. On the other hand, there may be expenses and separations connected with retreats, institutions or foreign lands. Be vigilant before speaking. There may be health or financial issues with family life. Avoid sugar. Be vigilant to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles.
Libra: Take a leadership position and enjoy your status, investments and family life. Be patient, however, with short-lived losses, expenses and separations relative to income, siblings, and long distance ventures. Spend a few more days on entrepreneurial partnerships and then shift your focus to joint venture property matters through mid-Dec.
Scorpio: Be patient with expenses or separations. These entail property, vehicles, fixed assets or home life. There may also be losses, separations or foreign ventures connected with income, siblings, friendships, and your professional life. It might be prudent to lay low for a while. Be of service to others and focus on property and home life through Jan.
Sagittarius: Lay low and expect less. All of the planets (ruling you, your health, children, investments, career, income, siblings, property and friendships) are connected with losses, expenses, separations, retreats or long distance ventures. Get extra rest and lay low. Expect some relief after Nov. 1, more relief after Nov. 6, and more relief after mid-Dec.
Capricorn: Expect gains and friendships with your career and family life. Recent losses with property, vehicles and home life continue until Nov. 7. Be vigilant in the workplace to avoid accidents. Father figures may also be vulnerable. Earn from women, medicine, luxuries, entertainment and the various arts. Focus on writing, research and communications.
Aquarius: Focus on your career and expect good fortune in the workplace. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, beautify your workspace and consider a new company car. Be patient with marriage and partnerships for a few days. These are vulnerable to setbacks or accidents. Recent entrepreneurial gains begin to dissipate; expect expenses through mid-Dec.
Pisces: Watch your health and finances, and avoid conflicts through mid-Nov. Your partner may also be vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Avoid long distance travel or lay low if abroad. There may be losses, insomnia, accidents or separations. Be patient with your status and family life; expect a big lift with same, Nov. 6 – Dec. 4.
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