Note: Be vigilant during August and September; as Saturn remains under the close influence of Rahu. The impact is relative to Covid-19, the masses, the elderly, immigrants, working-class persons, agriculture, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries – along with things of the earth, including fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, weather issues, etc. This may also relate to the Taliban situation in Afghanistan.
Sun transits out of Cancer and into Leo, August 16 at 1:47 p.m. CDT. Sun is weak in degrees until August 21. Presidents, leaders, physicians, administrators and government officials should get extra rest. Sun is under the seventh aspect of Jupiter, August 15-24. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA), should be careful and patient.
Moon is waxing and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and into Sagittarius.
Mars transits Leo, from 14:15-18:41°. Mars is strong in degrees which is helpful for military, police, athletes, surgeons, executives, fire fighters, and property matters. Mars is however conjunct Mercury August 14-23. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries are likely under stress.
Mercury transits Leo, from 6:23-18:45°. Mercury is strong in degrees which helps support stocks, finances, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Mercury is, however, conjunct Mars — August 14-23. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries are likely under stress.
Jupiter transits Aquarius, from 4:05-3:10°. Jupiter is retrograde until October 18. The adverse effects are primarily for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons — but only when Jupiter is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart. Jupiter is under the seventh aspect of Sun, August 15-24. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Venus transits its debilitation sign, Virgo, from 1:08-9:24°. Venus is week in debilitation until September 5th. Take care of the women in your life and be patient with fashion, design, medicine, finance, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn from 15:17-14:47°. Saturn is in retrograde motion until October 10th. Retrograde Saturn is adverse primarily only for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) – but only when Saturn is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart. Saturn remains under the ninth aspect of Rahu through September (see notes above).
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 13:36-13:21° Rahu and Ketu are no longer stationary in the 16° range. This should be helpful, but continue to exercise patience through August. People, companies and countries with a rising sign between 11 and 15 degrees — or with any planets in EVEN signs (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 — Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) in these same degrees, should exercise a great deal of care and patience.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Focus on your pets, children, education and investments. Connect these with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Take care of the women in your life and be vigilant with partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands. These may be vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Your mind is logical, creative and competitive. Study sports, engineering, mathematics and property matters. Work hard and expect success with your career. Earn from teaching, publishing and consulting through Sept. 14.
Taurus: Complete your work on independent projects. Take care of your children, education and investments. These may be vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Be patient with expenses and separations with property, vehicles, fixed assets or home life. Protection for these is on the way. Connect your career with research, knowledge, spirituality or long-distance travel until Sept. 14. Write, teach, publish, consult and advise in your professional life.
Gemini: Expect success with income, friendships, and independent projects. Work out of your home on entrepreneurial ventures involving writing, business, brokering, technology, communications and intellectual property. Connect pets, children, education and investments with home life – but expect less with same. Remain patient with joint ventures and long-distance travel, or living abroad through next April. For some of you, there may be a windfall, inheritance, marriage, legal or insurance settlement.
Cancer: Spend another week on leadership. Expect success with independent projects. Focus on writing, business, computers, communications and intellectual property – connected with your career. Work out of your home on the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with women, property, vehicles and family life. (Nothing serious, just some weakness.) Connect teaching, publishing, and advisory roles with research and knowledge. Remain vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and setbacks due to accidents, relationships, health or legal issues through Sept. 14.
Leo: Be patient for a few more days and then expect a lift. Good fortune and spiritual knowledge are forefront. Focus on writing, business, computers, communications and intellectual property. Expect less with entrepreneurial ventures. (Nothing serious, just some weakness.) Connect education, investments and creative projects with partnerships and joint ventures – but also protect these from debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Sept. 14.
Virgo: Recharge your spiritual batteries. Consider a retreat, cruise, long-distance journey or foreign land. Get extra rest and lay low for two weeks and then expect a lift. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and consider a health spa. Be patient with income and friendships. These are connected with expenses, separations or foreign lands. Make sure assets, investments, and home life are safeguarded against fire, theft, debts, disputes, cheating, false allegations or legal issues through September 14.
Libra: Recharge your spiritual batteries. Consider a retreat, cruise, long-distance journey or foreign land. Be patient with expenses and separations. Get extra rest and lay low through September 5, and then expect a lift. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with income and friendships. Gain from property matters and your executive organizing skills. Spend another week on leadership at work. Independent projects are likely associated with children, education, investments, property, vehicles, home life and spiritual pursuits through Sept. 14.
Scorpio: Enjoy good fortune, gains, income and friendships at work. Be patient, however, as these may also be connected with debts, disputes, expenses, separations, health or legal issues. There may be fire, theft, cheating or false allegations in the workplace. Make executive decisions and consider property matters. Work out of your home on teaching, publishing, consulting, and independent projects – involving hard work, agriculture, manufacturing and helping the elderly, immigrants or the poor and needy — through Sept. 14.
Sagittarius: Be patient for a few days and then expect a lift with your health and career. Things will also improve with children, education and investments. Expect some weakness with income and friendships. Redecorate your working space and connect your career with women, design, fashion, architecture, photography, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Work on independent projects associated with writing, teaching, publishing, and advisory roles through Sept. 14. There may be wealth and status associated with these activities.
Capricorn: Connect your career with spirituality. There may be a long-distance journey, but be patient with setbacks, and to avoid accidents. Some level of protection is with you – but expect less at work until August 25th. Take care of property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through September 5 – and then expect a lift. Recent stress with relationships dissipates. Connect foreign lands, ashrams, long-distance travel and spiritual journeys – with your wealth, status, and family life through Sept. 14. Speak up as a teacher, publisher or consultant.
Aquarius: Connect independent projects with partnerships and joint ventures — but be patient for a few days to manage debts or disputes with these. There may also be short-lived setbacks in relationships, which dissipate after August 25. Take care of father and religious figures and be cautious with long-distance travel through September 5. Teach, publish, and advise through September 14. Be patient, however, with expenses and separations with foreign lands, ashrams, and spiritual journeys. You may be restless, and ambitious, but do not take risks or chances through September.
Pisces: Lay low and get extra rest. Take care of relationships. There may be debts, disputes, health or legal issues through August 25, and delays, setbacks or accidents and/or stress with your wealth, status and family life through September 5. Recent stress with pets, children, education and investments begins to dissipate. Connect your career with ashrams, spiritual journeys or international ventures through Sept. 14. There may also be expenses or separations in your professional life.
Note: Planetary remedies add a protective covering to life. Strengthen your favorable planets (with color and gemstone therapy and/or the mystical pendant known as the kavach: https://planetarysara.com/mystical-pendants-kavaches/ and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that cause adverse effects in your horoscope.
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