Planetary Transits for April 16 – April 22

Note: In the *SAMVA chart for USA, transit Jupiter, (ruling the 6th house of debts, disputes, health, legal and financial issues) is weak in degrees – and in its debilitation sign, Capricorn, until June 29.
This is not ideal for the above significations — and the general significations — of Jupiter.
On the other hand, there does not appear to be any serious afflictions in the chart for USA at the present time.

Moreover, transit Sun, (ruling the 2nd house of wealth, status and family life) is well-placed and exalted in the 10th house of government and the field of action (the workplace).

Additionally, transit Venus, (ruling the 4th house of property, vehicles, fixed assets, and home life) is in its own sign of Taurus, in the 11th house of gains, income, and friendships through July.

THIS WOULD SUGGEST THAT RELIEF IS ON THE WAY, (other than the weak Jupiter — through June 29).

P.S. During the “newʻ Moon on April 22nd, both the Moon and Sun (heart and soul) will be under the exact 5th aspect of Ketu, (moksha karaka) – the significator for enlightenment.

Although this can cause setbacks, it can also produce tremendous mystical experiences.

Some of you might want to consider doing a puja, prayer or meditation between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., CDT, when the influence of Ketu is greatest.

*Systemsʻ Approach to Mundane Astrology (

Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week

  • Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, 02:32 to 09:22°CDT.  Sun is under the 5th aspect of Ketu until April 24th. Watch your stomach, digestion, heart, blood, bones, and immune system. Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments are vulnerable to serious setbacks or karmic experiences.
  • Moon is waning and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and into Aries. The new Moon is in Aries on April 22nd and, like Sun, is also under the 5th aspect of Ketu. Watch your emotional state and be careful around volatile persons.  If possible, do some extra yoga, prayers, meditation, pujas, etc. between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. CDT.
  • Mars transits its exaltation sign, Capricorn, from 17:15 to 22:06°. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives, engineers and property matters.
  • Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces, from 14:07 to 26:46°.  Mercury is weak, but outside the orb of influence of other planets. Be patient with stocks, business, technology, communications and intellectual property.
  • Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, (where it remains until June 29th) from 01:51 to 02:23°. This undermines the strength of Jupiter and its significations, such as law, banking, religion, education, husbands, children, teachers, advisors and consultants.
  • Venus transits its own sign, Taurus, from 16:11 to 20:55°.  This should be favorable for women, romance, medicine, finance, entertainment and the fine, healing, and performing arts.
  • Saturn transits Capricorn, from 07:19 to 07:33°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets.  This should be an improvement for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, agriculture, and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
  • Rahu and Ketu transit Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively, from 07:28 to 06:28°. This represents stress for persons, companies and countries with planets in “odd” signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius) between 5 and 8 degrees – or for anyone — whenever Rahu or Ketu are within 5 degrees of his or her rising sign degree (in any house), or any planet (by aspect or conjunction).

The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)

  • Aries: Focus on your career; teach, publish and advise. Expect income and friendships at work. Make decisions and consider work-related property. Take a leadership position. Your children, education and investments are forefront and work-related. Be careful to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues through April 24th.  Relationships should do well through July.
  • Taurus:  Expect good fortune at work. Gain from writing, business, technology and communications. Income and friendships are associated with children, education and investments. On the other hand, money may go out the door with property, vehicles and home life through May 14th. Take care to manage short-lived debts, disputes, health and legal issues from time to time through July.
  • Gemini: Expect both gains and setbacks with your health, authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures through May 4th. Income and friendships are connected with large organizations – along with research and knowledge. Work on your career from home. Connect work with writing, business, technology, and communications. Take care of your pets, children, education and investments; these are vulnerable to expenses and separations through July.
  • Cancer: Expect good fortune with your self-initiatives. Take a leadership position at work, associated with partnerships, joint ventures and international projects. Connect with large, medical, spiritual or government organizations. Expect gains associated with property, vehicles, home life, women, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts through July.
  • Leo: Focus on father figures and spiritual advisors. There may be a long-distance journey. Be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues through May 4th. Connect your career with women and entrepreneurial ventures through July. Redecorate your workspace and consider a new company car. Work on the fine, healing or performing arts. Your pets, children, education and investments may be vulnerable to debts, disputes and health or legal issues through June.
  • Virgo:  Focus on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and/or life abroad. Be patient with expenses, separations, sleep patterns, and foreign lands through mid-May. Connect home life with your children, education and investments, but be patient with short-lived setbacks, debts or disputes with same.  Seek spiritual advice from the women in your life and enjoy good fortune through July.
  • Libra: Expect a lift with income and friendships connected with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and life abroad – associated with property, vehicles, and home life. Work out of your home on entrepreneurial ventures through June. Focus on research, language, mystical sciences and knowledge through July. There also may be a marriage, windfall, settlement or inheritance.
  • Scorpio: Be vigilant at work to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues through mid-May. There could be fire, theft, cheating or false allegations against you.  Do not engage in conflict. Expect gains associated with your children, education and investments. Study writing, business, technology and communications. Work out of your home on independent projects in teaching, publishing and advisory roles through June. Consider international joint ventures, but be patient with expenses and separations in relationships through July.
  • Sagittarius: Work out of your home on writing, language, business, brokering, computers, communications and intellectual property. Expect a lift with your children, education and investments through mid-May. Invest in gold or government bonds. Speak up as a teacher, publisher and advisor. Go all-out on entrepreneurial ventures. Be patient with income and friendships through July; these are vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues.
  • Capricorn: Enjoy a lift with your status and family life. Property, vehicles, and home life are forefront through May 3rd. Be direct and make decisions. Consider an ashram or retreat through June; be patient with expenses, separations and sleep patterns. Expect good fortune with independent projects in writing, technology, communications and intellectual property. Connect your career with pets, children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits through July.
  • Aquarius: Connect joint ventures with independent projects associated with ashrams, retreats or international ventures through May 3rd. Expect status with writing, language, computers, and communications, but be patient with delays and setbacks. Income and friendships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through June. Redecorate your living quarters, consider a new car and expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life through July.
  • Pisces:  Relationships are forefront through April 24th. Focus on writing, language, computers, technology, communications and intellectual property. Be vigilant when speaking to minimize conflicts. Expect gains from property, family money, competition and your organizing skills. Earn by teaching, publishing and consulting. Connect research, knowledge, women and the fine, healing or performing arts with entrepreneurial ventures through July.

About the Author: David Hawthorne