Planetary Transits August 31st- September 6th

The first part of this newsletter describes the position of the (Vedic astrology) planets this week.
The second part describes the impact of the transit planets for each rising sign.Note: In the chart for President Trump, transit Jupiter is under the 5th aspect of his natal Rahu until mid-Sept.
Transit Saturn is closely conjunct his natal Ketu through Oct.
Transit Rahu aspects his natal Ketu and transit Ketu aspects his natal Rahu (and vice versa in both cases) through mid-Nov.
These slow-moving transits suggest extreme stress and massive problems for the president.
Sun transits its own sign, Leo, from 13:53 to 20:40°and is outside the orb of influence of other planets.  This should be helpful for leaders, physicians, administrators, and governments. (Except for those with other transit afflictions in their charts, including President Trump.)
Moon is waxing and transits Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and into Pisces.  The full Moon is in Aquarius, Sept. 6th at 1:02 a.m. CDT. Watch your emotional state and be careful in crowds and around volatile people.)
Mars transits Leo, from 02:35 to 07:02°.  Mars starts to move away from Rahu, which is helpful regarding the recent hurricane/tragedies. Mars is closely conjunct Mercury until Sept. 21st. Watch for fire, military, police and property matters communications. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient as the mooltrikona sign for Mercury, Virgo, falls in their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Mercury transits Leo, from 6:10 to 04:32°.  Mercury comes out of retrograde motion on Sept. 4th. Mercury is closely conjunction Mars until Sept. 21st. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons should be careful and patient as the mooltrikona sign of Mars, Aries, falls in their 12th, 8th, and 6th(inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 27:45 to 29:03°.  Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should remain careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively – until September 11th.  Jupiter is weak in degrees until Oct. 7th. Be patient with law, religion, education, husbands, and children. Watch your hips, liver and gall bladder.
Venus transits Cancer, from 11:53 to 20:18°.  Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor (landlord), the fast-moving and frequently weak Moon. Be patient with women, the arts, luxuries, entertainment, and transportation.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:06 to 27:12°.  The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – whenever Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by conjunction or aspect. Saturn comes out of retrograde motion on Aug. 25th at 6:13 a.m. CDT.
Saturn remains in Scorpio until October 26th. Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Saturn is in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn is under the influence of the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 6 and is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th.  This is not helpful for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons.  Watch for issues relative to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, the environment, and the oil, gas, and minerals industries.
In the SAMVA chart/horoscope* for the USA, Saturn’s transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and even death-like experiences through October. Be vigilant, take care of your family, and avoid stressful people and situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 00:03 to 00:05°.  Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 0°range until September 8th.  Those persons with 0 – 2° rising signs or with any planet at 0 – 2° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient. Additionally, those persons with 28 to 30° rising signs or with any planet in the 28 to 30 to 28°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including the USA) should also be careful and patient.
Whenever Rahu and Ketu are stationary for 3 months, the difficulties intensify. The 1st month the person says, “something is wrong”. The 2nd month the person says, “something is seriously wrong.” The 3rd month, the person seeks legal, medical, financial, spiritual, psychological or astrological or help. Those doing planetary remedies will have smoother sailing.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries: Focus on your children, education, investments and creative projects, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health issues. Think big. Invest in gold or government bonds. Connect partnerships with property, vehicles and home life. Be patient with father figures through Sept. 11thand with income and friendships through Oct.
Taurus: Take care of your children, education, and investments, which are vulnerable to expenses and separations. Focus on property, vehicles, and home life. Be careful with communications and independent projects to manage debts or disputes. Connect your career with partnerships through Oct.
Gemini: Focus on entrepreneurial activities. These are connected with income, friendships, property, vehicles, fixed assets, and home life. Enjoy your children, education or investments. Use your voice. Talk to people, record a commercial, audio file or broadcast. Take care of father figures through Oct.
Cancer: Expect a lift with your status and family life — connected with work, communications, and entrepreneurial ventures. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, and beautify your appearance. Focus on the fine, healing or performing arts. There may be minor debts, disputes, and health issues through Sept.
Leo: Take a leadership position. Focus on large organizations. Travel, wealth, status, family life, and good fortune are forefront. Work on business and communications. Consider long-distance ventures, but be patient with entrepreneurial expenses. Be patient with your children, education, and investments through Sept.
Virgo: Be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Lay low, get extra rest and go on a retreat, vacation, or long-distance journey through Sept. 26.  Enjoy status and income connected with women, family, the arts, luxuries, medicine or entertainment. Independent projects remain under stress through Oct.
Libra: Focus on your career and connect with women, the arts, luxuries, medicine, finance, and entertainment. Redecorate your workspace and consider a new company car. Entrepreneurial projects improve in Oct. Tell your partner to be patient to manage expenses, insomnia, separations or hospitalization.
Scorpio: Focus on your career and connect with large organizations.  Take a leadership position at work, but be vigilant with writing, business, and communications. Income and friendships are also vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues. There may be a long-distance journey. Father figures are vulnerable to losses and expenses.
Sagittarius:  Good fortune is on your side.  Expect a lift with your children, education, investments and professional life. Income and friendships may be vulnerable to setbacks, or there may be a windfall, inheritance or settlement. Exercise patience with entrepreneurial activities through Oct.
Capricorn: Connect your work with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures, and foreign lands. Be vigilant with property, vehicles, and home life; these are vulnerable to setbacks or accidents. Father figures may be vulnerable. Focus on knowledge through mid-Sept. There may be a windfall, inheritance or settlement in your favor.
Aquarius: Focus on marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures. Be vigilant with communications and entrepreneurial ventures; these are vulnerable to setbacks and accidents. Take care of father figures who may have debts, disputes or health issues. Be patient with income and friendships through Sept.
Pisces: Continue to lay low. Relationships remain subject to debts, disputes, legal and health issues. Your status and family are also vulnerable. There may be a windfall connected with pets, children, education, and investments; but these are also vulnerable to delays, setbacks, and accidents.
Planetary remedies add a protective covering to 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.
About the Author: David Hawthorne
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