Akshaya Tritiya Marriage Announcement & Horoscopes!

Akshaya Tritiya – April 25th (USA) April 26th (India)

Akshaya Tritiya happens once a year, when Sun and Moon are both exalted., and is considered a highly auspicious and holy day for Hindu communities.

The word Akshaya means “never diminishing”. Hence the benefits of doing spiritual practices on this day never diminish and remain with the person forever.

The day is also believed to bring good luck and success. Most people purchase gold on this day as it is believed that it brings prosperity and more wealth in the future. Many Vedic astrologers also consider this to be an auspicious day – free from all malefic effects.

(“Systemsʻ Approach” astrologers would additionally assign a specific window of time (muhurta) – usually about 10 to 20 minutes – when the horoscope is strongest on this day for signing contracts, making investments, starting a business or taking wedding vows, etc.)

My fiancé, Christopher Walzer and I will be using this yearʻs auspicious date for our intimate civil ceremony — this coming Saturday, April 25th.  

Note: In the Cancer rising sign *SAMVA chart for USA, transit Jupiter, (ruling the 6th house of health, legal and financial issues) is in its debilitation sign, Capricorn, until June 29. This could indicate a continuation of the weakness of the above significations for the country.

On the other hand, there are currently no other serious afflictions in the chart.

Moreover, transit Sun, (ruling the countryʻs status) is exalted in the 10th house of government; while transit Venus, (ruling the countryʻs domestic peace) is in her own sign of Taurus, in the house of income and friendships through July.

This might suggest that relief is underway, other than the weak Jupiter — through June 29th.

*Systemsʻ Approach to Mundane Astrology (https://groups.io/g/samva).

Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week

  • Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 09:22 to 16:10°. Sun starts to move away from the influence of Ketu. This may be an improvement for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments worldwide.
  • Moon is waxing and transits Aries, Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer. Moon, in Taurus, is exalted from the afternoon of April 24th through April 26th. This should be favorable for emotional well-being.
  • Mars transits its exaltation sign, Capricorn, from 22:06 to 26:57°. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives, engineers and property matters.
  • Mercury transits out of its debilitation sign, Pisces, and into Aries on April 24th at 4:05 p.m. CDT.  Mercury is under the 5th aspect of Ketu, April 26 – May 1. Be patient with stocks, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Health and computer viruses may also be forefront.
  • Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, (where it remains until June 29th) from 02:23 to 02:46°. This undermines the strength of Jupiter and its significations, such as law, banking, religion, education, husbands, children, teachers, advisors and consultants.
  • Venus transits its own sign, Taurus, from 20:55 to 24:38°.  This should be favorable for women, romance, medicine, finance, entertainment and the fine, healing, and performing arts.
  • Saturn transits Capricorn, from 07:33 to 07:43°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets.  This should be an improvement for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, agriculture, and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
  • Rahu and Ketu transit Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively, from 06:28 to 06:07°. This represents stress for persons, companies and countries with planets in “odd” signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius) between 5 and 7 degrees – or for anyone — whenever Rahu or Ketu are within 5 degrees of his or her rising sign degree (in any house), or any planet (by aspect or conjunction).

The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)

  • Aries: Continue to focus on your career; teach, publish, consult and advise. Expect income, friendships and hard work, such as manufacturing and industrial activities. Make decisions and consider work-related property. Take a leadership position. Your children, education and investments are forefront and work-related. Expect good fortune with relationships through July.
  • Taurus:  Expect good fortune in your professional life, but be vigilant with other matters. Your children, education and investments may be vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations through May 8th. Buy new clothes (online) and maybe get your partner to give you a haircut.  Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health or legal matters through July.
  • Gemini: Expect both gains and setbacks with health, authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures through May 4th. Income and friendships are connected with large organizations. There may be a windfall from property, vehicles, writing, business, stocks, computers and intellectual property. Pets, children, education and investments are vulnerable to expenses and separations through July.
  • Cancer: Take a leadership position at work and connect with large, medical, spiritual or government organizations. Consider partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands associated with your career and professional life. Expect gains, income and friendships with property, vehicles, home life, women, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts through July.
  • Leo: Focus on father figures, spiritual advisors and/or a long-distance journey. Be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues through May 4th. Connect your career with women and entrepreneurial ventures through July. Redecorate your workspace and consider a new company car. Pets, children, education and investments may be vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues through June.
  • Virgo:  Focus on research, language, mystical sciences, Wills, insurance, marriage, and legal contracts through May 4th. Be patient with expenses, separations, and sleep patterns through mid-May. Connect home life with children, education and investments, but be patient with setbacks, debts or disputes with same.  Seek spiritual advice from women; expect good fortune through July.
  • Libra: Expect income and friendships with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures – connected with property, vehicles, and fixed assets. Work out of your home on independent teaching, consulting and publishing through June. Focus on research and mystical sciences through July. There may be a windfall, marriage, settlement or inheritance.
  • Scorpio: Be vigilant at work to avoid or manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, cheating, health or legal issues through mid-May. Do not engage in conflict. Recent gains dissipate; income and friendships may be strained. Work out of your home on independent projects through June. There may be expenses and separations with relationships through July.
  • Sagittarius: Connect independent projects with children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits through May 4th.  Expect good fortune with same. Consider stocks, business, technology and communications. Focus on your status through June. Go all-out on entrepreneurial ventures. Be patient with income and friendships through July; these are vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues.
  • Capricorn: Enjoy your wealth, status and family life. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life are forefront through May 3rd. There may be both setbacks and good fortune with same. Be active and make decisions. Teach, publish and advise through June. Be patient with expenses, separations and sleep patterns. Connect your career with children, education, and investments through July.
  • Aquarius: Connect partnerships, joint ventures and entrepreneurial projects with ashrams, retreats or international ventures through May 3rd. Be patient with losses with same. Income and friendships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through June. Redecorate your living quarters, consider a new car and expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life through July.
  • Pisces:  Expect a lift with your wealth, status and family life, connected with authority figures and government organizations. Be vigilant when speaking to avoid conflicts. Gain from property, family, competition and your organizing skills. Teach, publish and advise. Connect research, knowledge, women, and the fine, healing or performing arts with your own initiatives through July.

About the Author: David Hawthorne