Planetary Transits for August 11 – August 17

Note: Next week’s column will focus on the impact of the new 13-month transit of Jupiter through Virgo for each rising sign, which begins on August 11 at 9:58 a.m. CDT. In essence, Jupiter will be transiting favorable 14247903757_1c593286fe_ohouses for most rising signs. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, will need to manage the transit a little more carefully.
Sun transits out of Cancer and into its own mooltrikona sign, Leo, Aug. 16 at 7:10 a.m. CDT.  Although this is a powerful and positive transit, Sun remains weak in degrees until Aug. 21. Leaders and governments should get extra rest.
Moon transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated Aug. 11 -12. Watch your emotional state and avoid crowds and unstable people.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 09:23 to 12:37°. Mars has regained strength after two months of weakness. This should be helpful for the police, military, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
Mars remains in Scorpio until Sept. 17. This prolonged transit in Scorpio is not ideal for Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius rising sign persons, companies and countries, as Mars is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. These rising sign persons can safely wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.
Mercury transits Leo, from 21:36 to 28:54°.  Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for stocks, business, communications, and intellectual property.
Jupiter completes its 13-month transit through Leo and moves into its 13-month transit through Virgo, Aug. 11 at 9:58 CDT. This should be an improvement for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).  Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies, and countries, however, should exercise care and patience — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone – as Jupiter is transiting their sixth, twelfth and eighth (inauspicious) houses, respectively. More on the impact of this transit for each rising sign next week.
Venus transits Leo, from 12:44 to 21:20°.  Venus is under the influence of Rahu, Ketu, and Saturn. Take care of the women in your life and be vigilant with the arts, luxuries, medicine, finance and transportation. Watch for major news about these significations, along with weather, entertainment, and a well-known woman. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be especially careful and patient.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 15:41 to 15:42°, which 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 another planet by aspect or conjunction. Saturn comes out of it 21-week retrograde motion on August 13 at 4:33 a.m. CDT.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 18:53 to 18:38°.  Rahu and Ketu are now stationary in the 18-degree range for the next 11 weeks, until Oct. 16. Those persons, companies or countries with 17 – 19° rising signs or with any planet at 17 – 19° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be especially careful and patient – and at all times.
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: 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 research and ancient knowledge.  There may be a wedding, windfall, inheritance, lottery winning or legal or insurance settlement. Connect your marriage, partnerships and joint ventures with your children, education, investments, property and home life. Remain vigilant with these as they remain subject to extreme highs and lows.
Taurus: Lay low and get extra rest. Watch your health and finances, and be patient to avoid conflicts. Be vigilant at home and with property and transportation to manage debts, disputes or accidents. Take care of your children, education and investments, which are vulnerable to setbacks. Expenses with partnerships are likely through Sept. 17.
Gemini: Expect continued status with your own self-efforts and independent projects, but watch your children, education and investments as these are subject to extreme highs and lows. Connect marriage, partnerships and joint ventures with property and home life. Income and friendships remain subject to debts and disputes through mid-Sept.
Cancer:  Enjoy your status, but be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life. These are subject to setbacks, accidents and highs and lows. Be careful with writing, communications and independent projects to manage debts and disputes. Watch your health. Connect your career with children, education and investments through mid-Sept.
Leo: Continue to get extra rest for another week. Be patient with communications, younger siblings, independent projects and the women in your life as these are subject to extreme highs and lows. There may be status with your children, education and investments. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life though mid-Sept.
Prediction from July 20th:  “Donald Trump is a Leo rising sign and is likely to face setbacks through mid-August.” (This week from Washington: “50 prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and pledging not to vote for him.”
Virgo: Continue to get extra rest and focus on retreats, home life, property and vehicles. Be vigilant before speaking and with your wife or sisters, along with your wealth, status and family life as these are subject to extreme highs and lows. Make executive decisions on independent projects, but be patient with same to manage delays and setbacks.
Libra: Focus on leadership, income, friendships and older siblings. There is also a strong connection with your children, education and investments. Be vigilant, however, as you are subject to sudden and extreme highs and lows this week. On the other hand, there may be status connected with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Sept.
Scorpio: Enjoy a few more days of good fortune and begin to shift your attention to your career. Take care of the women in your life.  There may be highs and lows with these, along with insomnia and sudden losses, expenses and separations. Make executive decisions, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and health issues through mid-Sept.
Sagittarius: Get extra rest and lay low. Challenges are likely everywhere. Expect highs and lows with income, friendships or older siblings. Take care of your wife, sisters and the women in your life. Your children, education and investments remain subject to expenses and separations through mid-Sept. Shift your full attention to the workplace.
Capricorn: Connect your career with research, language, and ancient knowledge. There may be wealth and status with same – but be vigilant as there may be extreme highs and lows in the workplace. Tell your partner to be patient for one more week to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Expect gains with property and assets through mid-Sept.
Aquarius: Be patient with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures to avoid debts and disputes.  Take care of the women in your life, along with your father or guru. Connect your career with communications and independent projects through mid-Sept.  Become a senior statesperson and help others; many people will ask you for advice this year.
Pisces: Lay low and watch your health and finances. Be patient with relationships and delays and setbacks — and be vigilant to avoid accidents. Highs and lows are likely. On the other hand, expect general good fortune through mid-Sept. You can also breathe a sigh of relief in your professional life; expect a positive change over the next 13 months.
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David Hawthorne