Planetary Transits for August 25 – August 31

Note: The annular solar eclipse begins at 01:13 CDT on Sept. 1. The maximum point will take place at 04:01 a.m. CDT and will 28494604150_6a78ebcf36_obe visible from Madagascar, Central Africa and parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The Moon will pass in front of the Sun, but too far away from the Earth to cover the Sun, so the sky will not turn dark. Instead, a ring of sunlight will surround the Moon’s silhouette. There will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse on Sept. 16. It is advisable to be vigilant during the two weeks between eclipses. Generally there are unfavorable events.
Sun transits its own mooltrikona sign, Leo, from 08:20 to 15:06° and is outside the orb of influence of other planets for most of the week. This should be good for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments. 
Moon transits Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and into Leo.  Moon, in Gemini, is under the influence of Ketu, August 27.  This is good for meditation and spiritual practices but take care of your emotions and avoid crowds and unstable persons.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 16:10 to 19:58°. Mars is closely conjunct Saturn until Sept. 1. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Mars remains in Scorpio until Sept. 17. This prolonged (7-month) transit has not been 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 should wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.
Mercury transits its own sign, mooltrikona sign and exaltation sign, Virgo, from 03:42 to 04:51°.  This is generally favorable for stocks, business, brokering, communications, technology, and intellectual property. Mercury, however, is weak in degrees until September 14 and is retrograde, August 30 – September 21.  Mercury is also closely conjunct Jupiter until Sept. 8. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Jupiter completed its 13-month transit through Leo on Aug. 11 and has moved into its 13-month transit through Virgo. This should be an improvement for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries. Keep in view, however, that Jupiter is co-dependent on its dispositor (landlord), Mercury – which is fast-moving and frequently vulnerable to transit afflictions. In other words, this transit may not be completely stable for any rising sign. Moreover, Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should exercise care and patience — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone – as Jupiter is transiting their sixth, twelfth and eighth (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits out of Leo and into its debilitation sign, Virgo, on August 25 at 12:23 a.m. CDT. Venus is weak in degrees until August 29. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury and Jupiter until September 2. Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 15:48 to 15:58°, 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 is closely conjunct Mars until Sept. 1. Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 18:41 to 18:37°.  Rahu and Ketu are now stationary in the 18-degree range 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 knowledge.  There may be a wedding, windfall, or settlement. Be vigilant with relationships and tell your partner to be careful to manage debts, disputes and health issues. Your children, education, and investments should do well. There may be issues with your father, children, religious leader and long distance places over the next 13 months.
Taurus: Be patient at work through Aug.  Property and assets do well through mid-Sept. However, you and your children and investments are vulnerable to debts, disputes, setbacks, accidents, or health issues. Partnership expenses are likely. Consider joint ventures through Jan. Focus on education, research and language; and take care of your children and investments over the next 13 months.
Gemini: Entrepreneurial ventures – connected with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations should do well. Focus on partnerships, property, and home life. Remain vigilant with income and friendships, as these are subject to debts and disputes through mid-Sept. Take care of your father through Jan. Connect partnerships with property and focus on career opportunities and distant ventures over the next 13 months.
Cancer: Enjoy your status and expect opportunities. Be patient at work to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Be vigilant with women, property, vehicles, communications and independent projects. Connect your career with children, education and investments through mid-Sept. Teach, publish and advise over the next 13 months, but avoid debts and disputes with same.
Leo: Enjoy power and leadership. Expect status connected with your children, education, investments and entrepreneurial ventures. There may be good fortune with partnerships, property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-Sept. Your children and investments should do well over the next 13 months, while you focus on teaching, publishing and consulting.
Virgo: Enjoy a nice lift. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, and consider a day spa. Focus on the fine, healing and performing arts, along with writing, business, brokering, communications, technology and intellectual property. Long distance ventures should do well.  Focus on property, vehicles and home life – and teach, publish, and advise over the next 13 months.
Libra: Consider a retreat, cruise, or foreign venture, but be patient with expenses and insomnia. Focus on writing, business and communications. Income and friendships do well. There may be status with your children, education, investments and partnerships through mid-Sept. Focus on long distance ventures over the next 13 months; but be careful with entrepreneurial expenses.
Scorpio: Focus on your career, take a leadership position and connect with large or government organizations. Be with losses, expenses and separations relative to your status, income, friendships, siblings and family life. Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life to avoid debts and disputes through mid-Sept. Expect money and success and teach, publish and advise over the next 13 months.
Sagittarius: Enjoy good fortune this week. Expect income and friendships at work. Connect your career with writing, business, communications, and intellectual property. Consider a new computer.  Your children and investments remain subject to expenses and separations through mid-Sept.  Consider foreign ventures, but be vigilant with entrepreneurial expenses through Jan. Teach, publish and advise over the next 13 months.
Capricorn: Watch your breathing and avoid pollution. Be patient at work and with long distance ventures, which are vulnerable to expenses and separations. There may be income or windfalls with property, vehicles, assets and family life through mid-Sept.  There may be long distance journeys, along with expenses and separations relative to your family and your own initiatives over the next 13 months.
Aquarius: Be vigilant for one week. There may be setbacks or accidents with your father, income, friendships and older siblings. On the other hand, expect royal partnerships and joint ventures and success if abroad. Focus on independent projects at work through mid-Sept. Focus on your career through Jan. There may be gains from teaching, publishing or consulting, but be patient with income and friendships over the next 13 months.
Pisces: Be vigilant with relationships. Partnerships and joint ventures may be vulnerable to delays, setbacks, obstructions and/or accidents. There may be a lift with your health, finances and legal issues. Connect your career with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and long distance places over the next 13 months.
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