Planetary Transits for April 13 – April 19
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: Rahu, the northern node of the Moon and an ecliptic point in the zodiac, will influence Sun and Mercury this week. This is not ideal in general and may cause issues for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators, governments, stocks, business, technology, communications, and with health and computer viruses. Get extra rest, watch your diet, and avoid stress.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits out of Pisces and into its exaltation sign, Aries, on April 13th at 2:33 p.m. CDT. Sun is weak in degrees until April 18th. Sun is also under the ninth aspect of Rahu, April 16 – 25. Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments should be careful and patient.
Moon is waning and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and into Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, April 13 – 15. Watch your emotions and be careful in crowds and around volatile people.
Mars transits Taurus, from 00:11 to 05:03°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets but is weak in degrees until April 19. Be patient with property matters. There is some vulnerability for those in the police, military, or construction, and for athletes, surgeons and executives.
Mercury transits Aries, from 10:12 to 06:16°. Mercury is under the ninth aspect of Rahu until April 24th. Be ESPECIALLY careful with stocks, business, computers, technology, communications, intellectual property, and health and computer viruses.
Mercury is retrograde April 9 — May 3. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs – and only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of a person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 23:28 to 22:36°. Jupiter is in good strength, but is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving dispositor (landlord), Mercury, which is frequently weak or afflicted.
Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn – and only when Jupiter is within 5 degrees of a person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, should also be careful and patient through mid-September as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 02:54 to 03:15°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, affluence, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is retrograde until April 15th, and in Pisces until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), should be careful and patient as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 03:39 to 03:32°. Saturn is retrograde until Aug. 25th. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most rising signs. The impact is primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – and only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn is outside the orb of other planets, but is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th. This is not good for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. There may be issues with Medicare, Social Security, immigration, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 08:00 to 07:24°. Those persons, companies or countries with 6 – 9° rising signs or with any planet at 6 – 9° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Planetary remedies add 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.
If you do not know the remedies for your own chart feel free to send me an email.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Shift your attention to your status and family life. Focus on your children, education, investments and creative projects through mid-May. Be direct but measure your words to avoid making enemies. Watch your health, finances, and legal issues. Relationships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through May.
Taurus: Lay low, get extra rest or visit an ashram or foreign land. Take care of yourself and your children, education and investments, along with property, vehicles and fixed assets. These are vulnerable to losses, expenses or separations. Manage debts and disputes with friendships and income. Focus on research.
Gemini: Expect the unexpected with property, vehicles and home life. Be vigilant with authority figures. Income and friendships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through May. Connect your career with children, education and investments. Beautify your workspace and consider a new car through May. Focus on relationships through mid-June.
Cancer: Be vigilant with communications, authority figures and your own initiatives in the workplace. These are subject to sudden issues. Manage debts, disputes and your health and legal matters. Be patient with income and friendships for one week, and then expect a positive lift with same through late May.
Leo: Shift your attention to your spiritual path and consider a long-distance journey before mid-May. Be vigilant when speaking and to manage sudden issues with your status and family life. Focus on research, but be patient with your own initiatives through May. Connect partnerships with children, education and investments through mid-June.
Virgo: Lay low. Get extra rest and do not take risks or chances. Focus on knowledge and marriage through May. There may be a windfall, but be patient with expenses, insomnia, and separations and be careful if abroad through mid-May. Your best bet is partnerships through May.
Libra: Lay low and take care to manage debts, disputes and health and legal issues. Be patient with sudden losses, expenses or separations with joint ventures. Your partner(s) are vulnerable through late May. Expenses with your children, education, investments and independent projects are likely through mid-June.
Scorpio: Expect the unexpected with income, friendships and older siblings. There may be debts, disputes or health issues with these. Be vigilant in the workplace and with authority figures through mid-May. Expenses and separations with your children, education and investments are likely through May.
Sagittarius: Be vigilant in the workplace and take care of your children, education and investments. These are subject to sudden issues. Take care of your father and be careful with authority figures. Expect gains with property and home life through May. Focus on teaching, publishing and consulting through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Be vigilant to manage unexpected issues with father, religious, and authority figures. Be patient with setbacks and be careful to avoid accidents. Consider property investments and engineering projects through late May. Connect your career with independent projects through May.
Aquarius: Be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents — connected with communications, independent projects and younger siblings. Be patient with partnerships. Work out of your home on your own initiatives through late May. Expect good fortune through May, although income and friendships are vulnerable through mid-Sept.
Pisces: Expect the unexpected with relationships and be vigilant to avoid disputes. Take care of your nervous system and respiratory canal; avoid smoke or pollution. Gain from your own initiatives through May. Focus on beauty. Be patient with setbacks and be careful to avoid accidents. Issues in the workplace are likely through mid-June.
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