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WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Cancer, from 18:09 to 24:52°. This connects leaders and governments with mothers and public interests. Sun is outside of the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord (dispositor), the fast-moving Moon, which is frequently weak due to transit influences.
Moon transits Leo, Virgo, and Libra. Moon, in Leo, is under the influence of Venus, Mercury, Rahu, Ketu and Saturn at various times on Aug. 4. Watch your emotional state and be careful to avoid unstable people. There may be something quite bizarre in the news.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 06:28 to 09:23°. Mars has regained strength after many weeks, which should be helpful for the police, military, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
Last week’s prediction: “…which should be helpful for the police…” (Six Police Officers Cleared of Charges in the Freddie Gray Case in Baltimore).
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 12:29 to 21:36°. Mercury is closely conjunct Rahu until Aug. 11. Be vigilant with stocks, business, communications, and intellectual property. Extremes are likely. Health and computer viruses are also likely, (especially in Rio).
Jupiter transits Leo, from 28:34 to 29:54°. Jupiter is extremely weak in “old-age” degrees until Sept. 5. This continues the weakness with regard to law, religion, banking and education, along with children, students, educators, politicians, and religious leaders.
Venus transits Leo, from 04:08 to 12:44°. This connects the arts, law, medicine, luxuries and entertainment with leaders and governments.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 15:45 to 15:41°. Saturn is retrograde until August 13, 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.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 18:48 to 18:53°. Those persons, companies or countries with 17 – 20° rising signs or with any planet at 17 – 20° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should remain careful and patient. Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s life: strengthen your functional benefic planets and do 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, (fires, floods, crashes, etc.) and the political instability the country is going through. Expect relief after the November election. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Vedic Astrology.
Prediction from July 20th: “Donald Trump is a Leo rising sign and is likely to face setbacks through mid-August.” (This week from CNN: “By any conventional standard, Donald Trump just blundered through the worst three days of any presidential candidate in living memory.”
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on research and ancient knowledge. There may be a wedding, windfall or legal or insurance settlement. Connect marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures with your children, education, investments, property and home life. These, along with you however, may also be vulnerable to sudden and short-lived debts, disputes or health issues.
Taurus: Focus on independent projects connected with large, spiritual, medical, or government organizations. Watch your mind, children, education and investments; these are subject to sudden and extreme issues. Be vigilant at home and with property and transportation to avoid debts, disputes or accidents. There may be expenses with joint ventures.
Gemini: Expect continued status with your children, father, education, investments, independent projects, and authority or government figures. Speak up and take a leadership position. Be vigilant, however, with writing, business, communications, property, vehicles, and home life. These are subject to sudden issues. Relationships improve in Sept.
Cancer: Enjoy status and leadership. Meet with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Be vigilant with writing, business, viruses, communications, and independent projects; these are subject to sudden issues. Watch your health, finances, and legal situation through mid-Aug. Connect your career with education through mid-Sept.
Leo: Get extra rest and focus on a retreat, foreign venture or institutional life through mid-Aug. There may be a keen interest in new, independent projects. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Be vigilant before speaking and take care of your status and family life; these are subject to sudden issues. Expect good fortune with property through mid-Sept.
Virgo: Get extra rest and focus on a retreat, vacation, foreign venture, or institutional life. Lay low and be patient with losses, expenses, and separations connected with income, friendships, property, vehicles and family life. This is likely to be a challenging week. Be vigilant. You and your health and respiratory canal are subject to sudden issues.
Libra: Focus on income, friendships and siblings. Take a leadership position in the workplace and connect with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Be vigilant, however, to manage insomnia and sudden losses, expenses and separations with foreign lands or institutional life. Enjoy partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Sept.
Scorpio: Expect a mixture of losses, expenses, separation, foreign ventures and good fortune with your professional life. Be patient, however, with income, friendships and older siblings, as these are subject to sudden and extreme issues. Make executive decisions, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and health issues through mid-Sept.
Sagittarius: Get extra rest and lay low. There are likely to be challenges most everywhere. Be vigilant at work to manage sudden issues. Expect a mixture of setbacks, windfalls, and obstructions with income, friendships and your career. Your children, education and investments remain vulnerable to expenses and separations through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Connect your career to research, language, and ancient knowledge. You may be vulnerable and going through transformations. Your father or guru may experience sudden issues. Your partner may take a leadership position, but also be vulnerable to setbacks. Expect gains with property, vehicles, and fixed assets through mid-Sept.
Aquarius: Expect complex issues with relationships. Your partner may be subject to debts, disputes, accidents, setbacks or health issues. Focus on spirituality connected with your career Work on new and independent projects through mid-Sept. Become a senior statesperson and help others; many people will come to you for advice this year.
Pisces: Lay low and watch your health and finances. Be especially vigilant with your partnerships and joint ventures, as these, along with your pets, children, education and investments are vulnerable to debts, disputes, or health issues. Think big, invest in gold, and study large or spiritual organizations. In general, expect good fortune through mid-Sept.