Astroview Weekly Column
Planetary Transits December 5 – December 11
(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Notes: Rahu and Ketu remain in the 7-degree range (Oct. 19th – Jan. 2nd). Whenever Rahu and Ketu are slow-moving for a prolonged period of time, they cause serious issues worldwide.
In the horoscope for the U.S.A., Rahu is closely conjunct Moon, ruling the chart. This could indicate serious stress or unexpected calamities. This impact is through January.
Ketu is also close to Jupiter, ruling the countryʻs sixth house of debts, disputes, health and legal issues. This impact is through February.
These transits are challenging for everyone. Take care of your family, focus on your spiritual life and be careful and patient – and at all times.
Sun transits Scorpio, from 19:09 to 26:15°. Sun is in the eighth sign of the zodiac, which may cause setbacks and vulnerability for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments.
Moon is waxing and transits Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and into Pisces.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 00:09 to 5:01°. Mars is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th and under the influence of Rahu and Ketu, Dec. 8 – 22. The military, police, dentists, surgeons, athletes, builders, executives, architects, and firefighters should get extra rest. Be careful with property matters and with your head, energy-level and muscular parts of the body.
Mercury transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius Dec. 9th at 6:35 p.m. CST. Mercury is weak in degrees Dec. 6 – 12. Be patient with stocks, business, brokering, finance, computers, technology, communications and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Aquarius, from 01:48 to 2:52°. Jupiter is weak in degrees until Dec. 24th. Be patient with law, banking, religion, education, teaching, publishing and advisory roles. Jupiter is also under the 4th aspect of Mars until Dec. 17th. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising signs should be careful and patient. Jupiter is now in Aquarius until April 13th. See below for the impact for each rising sign.
Venus transits out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn Dec. 8th at 2:24 a.m. CST. Venus is weak in degrees until January 8th. Be patient with the women in your life and with medicine, luxuries, entertainment, transportation and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 15:09 to 15:45°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for the masses, the elderly, immigrants and working-class persons – along with manufacturing, agriculture and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Rahu and Ketu transit their exaltation signs, Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 07:34 to 7:27° (stationary in the seven-degree range until January 2nd). People, companies and countries with a rising sign between 4 to 10 degrees — or with any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) also in these degrees, should be careful and patient. (Including USA.)
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Be patient with your health and finances until Dec. 9th and then expect a lift. Focus on ancient knowledge (Ayurveda, meditation, astrology, et al) but be vigilant to manage stress and to avoid accidents. Take care of your children, education and investments through Dec. 15th. Focus on joint ventures and long-distance places; these are connected with travel, good luck, and your professional life. Jupiter is in your 11th house until April 13th. Expect good fortune with income and friendships, connected with work. Teach, publish, consult and advise.
Taurus: Focus on education, investments, and creative projects in your relationships until Dec. 10th. Connect home, property, vehicles and fixed assets with partnerships through Dec. 15th. Manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues for a few more days. There may be issues if living abroad. Jupiter is in your 10th house until April 13th. Teach, publish, consult and advise. Focus on law, banking, religion and education. There may be good fortune and long-distance journeys, but be patient with challenges — and to avoid accidents at work or losses over windfalls or easy gains.
Gemini: There may be debts or disputes connected with health, communications, authority figures, and entrepreneurial activities. Income, friendships, and older siblings are vulnerable as well. Be patient for a few more days with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life — and then expect a lift. Be careful with transportation and protect your children, investments, and the women in your life, December 8 – 30. Jupiter is in your 9th house until April 13th. There may be both setbacks and good fortune with relationships, joint ventures and foreign lands.
Cancer: Take care of home and property matters for a few more days then expect a lift. Connect your wealth, status, career and professional life with higher education, investments, and creative projects. There may be highs and lows in the workplace. Be patient to manage possible debts and disputes with your own initiatives and entrepreneurial activities, December 9 – 28. Jupiter is in your 8th house until April 13th. Be careful to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues – associated with joint ventures or foreign lands. Exercise care and patience! There may be a marriage, windfall, lottery winning or inheritance before May.
Leo: Continue to focus on home life and fixed assets through Dec. 15th. There can be wealth and status connected with the same as well as with investments and creative projects. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes with independent projects and entrepreneurial activities, December 8 – 30. Jupiter is in your 7th house until April 13th. Connect education, investments, and creative projects with relationships, joint ventures and foreign lands. Take care of these, however, to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Expect highs and lows relative to fortune, travel, and spirituality.
Virgo: Focus on communications, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures, but be patient with related delays, setbacks, losses, expenses, or separations. Expect a lift with children, education, investments and creative projects, December 8 – 29. Jupiter is in your 6th house until April 13th. Be careful with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. These may be vulnerable to setbacks, disappointments, debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Be mindful of extreme highs and lows connected with windfalls, easy gains, inheritance and the marital bond.
Libra: Spend a few more days on communications and independent projects and then shift your attention to property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Speak up as an authority figure and expect gains with income and friendships. Jupiter is in your 5th house until April 13th. Work out of your home and connect writing, teaching, consulting, publishing and entrepreneurial ventures with education, children, investments, and creative projects.
Scorpio: Focus on your career, income, friendships and spiritual pursuits. Job opportunities may be forefront. Take a leadership position in the workplace. Be vigilant, however, to manage debts, disputes or health issues relative to you and your status, children and family life. Be patient with expenses and separations with entrepreneurial ventures. Jupiter is in your 4th house until April 13th. Expect a lift with home life, parents, property, vehicles, fixed assets.
Sagittarius: Be patient for a few more days with your professional life then expect a lift. Father and authority figures, along with your children, education and investments may be vulnerable to expenses and separations. Income and friendships may be weak until January. Jupiter is in your 3rd house until April 13th. Focus on entrepreneurial activities connected with teaching, publishing and advisory roles. These contribute to your wealth, status and family life.
Capricorn: Be patient for a few more days with career losses, expenses and separations. Job-related opportunities may be forefront, December 8 – 30. Income and friendships may be vulnerable to setbacks through mid-December. For some of you, there may be property, vehicles and home life associated with long-distance ventures or foreign lands. Jupiter is in your 2nd house until April 13th. Focus on your wealth, status, and family life. Teach, publish, consult, and advise.
Aquarius: Focus on joint ventures connected with your career. Continue to lead in the workplace. For some of you there may be a windfall or easy gains in your career. Be patient with expenses, and separations with travel, fortune, father and spiritual leaders, December 8 – 30. Consider foreign lands, relocation, ashrams or spiritual journeys through next March. Jupiter is in your 1st house until April 13th. This brings income and friendships to you. Earn from teaching, publishing and advisory roles. These may be connected with law, banking, religion, education, etc.
Pisces: There can be good luck in partnerships, relationships, and marriage for a few more days. Then focus on joint ventures in your career and professional life. There may be short-lived debts, disputes, health or legal issues relative to travel, fortune, father and spiritual advisors through Dec. 15th. For some of you there may be a windfall or easy gain in your career or with income and friendships. Jupiter is in your 12th house until April 13th. Connect your professional life with foreign lands, ashrams, and spiritual journeys. Be patient, however, as there may also be losses, expenses or separations relative to these same significations.
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://astroview.com/mystical-pendant/) and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that cause adverse effects in your horoscope.
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Special Health Note:
One of the most important meridian points is the ST 36, (the Zu San Li point) is a pressure point on your lower leg. It is known as “the point of longevity” and is one of the most frequently used points in acupressure and acupuncture. It is also known as “the point of one hundred diseases” and may help many different ailments. Press or massage this point for one to two minutes a day… on both legs.