Planetary Transits for April 18 – April 24

Notes: The close conjunction of Saturn and Ketu for 28 weeks (April 5 — October 18) is likely to cause serious issues worldwide – and is beginning to show results.

Cases in point: Tornadoes, Extreme Weather Patterns, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire.

Saturn: land, laborers, black smoke, physical structures, mourning, and renunciates in black gowns.
Ketu: fire, inflammation, religion, spiritual pursuits and transformations.

Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week

  • Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries from 03:45 to 10:35°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be helpful for leaders, physicians, administrators and governments.
  • Moon is waxing/waning and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. The full Moon is in Libra, April 19th at 7:11 p.m. CDT.
  • Mars transits Taurus, from 17:42 to 22:17°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
  • Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces from 07:03 to 16:39°. Mercury is in its debilitation sign until May 3rd.  Be patient with stocks, business, computers, finances, technology, communications and intellectual property.
  • Jupiter transits out of Sagittarius and back into Scorpio. Jupiter is weak in degrees until June 13th. This may cause issues with law, (Redacted Mueller Report) publishing, teaching, education, advisory roles and religious organizations (Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral). Jupiter is retrograde until August 11th.
  • Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces from 02:53 to 11:22°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, vehicles, medicine, legal matters, finance, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts.
  • Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 26:16 to 26:22°. This connects law, religion and education with the elderly, the poor and needy, immigrants, agriculture, manufacturing and working-class persons. Saturn is closely conjunct Ketu for 28 weeks — from April 5th to October 18th.  This rare and slow-moving transit is likely to cause significant problems worldwide.
  • Rahu and Ketu transit Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively, from 27:28 to 26:37°. Those persons with planets in “odd” signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius) between 25 to 28 degrees – or whenever Rahu or Ketu are within 5 degrees of anyone’s rising sign degree (in any house), or any planet (by aspect or conjunction) –- should be careful and patient.

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

  • Aries: Focus on your status and family life. Be patient with income and friendships; these are vulnerable to debts, disputes, expenses and separations. Children, education and investments are forefront and favorable. Take a leadership position through mid-May. Income, friendships and siblings are vulnerable through mid-Oct.
  • Taurus:  Be patient with property, vehicles and family life; these are vulnerable to expenses and separations. Gain from children, education and investments. Income, friendships and siblings are vulnerable to debts, disputes, legal and health issues. Focus on yoga, sports, or martial arts. Be vigilant at work through mid-Oct.
  • Gemini: Expect both gains and losses with income, friendships, independent projects, and authority figures. Connect women, children, education, investments, property, vehicles and home life with your career. Focus on writing, business, technology, fashion, luxuries, the arts and entertainment. Be vigilant with relationships through Oct.
  • Cancer:  Take a leadership position at work and connect with large or government organizations. Expect gains at work and from property and your organizing skills. Enjoy good fortune with your self-efforts, property, vehicles and home life. Be vigilant with marriage and windfalls, and to avoid accidents through mid-Oct.
  • Leo: Expect a lift, more energy and good fortune with your career. Make decisions and consider property matters. There may be a long-distance journey of a short duration – now, through mid-May. Delay entrepreneurial activities and be patient with setbacks. Be vigilant with relationships through mid-Oct.
  • Virgo:  Focus on marriage, partnerships and joint ventures – these should contribute to your wealth, status and family life. Property matters may also do well. Be patient with sleep patterns, authority figures, long-distance ventures or foreign lands. Be vigilant to manage health, finances, and legal issues through mid-Oct.
  • Libra: Consider a new health regime, refinance debt, and work on legal and insurance matters. Do not loan money. Be patient with loss and expenses connected with debts, disputes or health issues. Connect income and friendships with partnerships. There may be both windfalls and setbacks with same. Protect your children, education and investments through mid-Oct.
  • Scorpio: Focus on writing, business, technology and creativity.  Be vigilant at work and with joint ventures to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, legal and health issues. There may be losses, expenses and separations with your children, education and investments. Take care of property, vehicles and home life through mid-Oct.
  • Sagittarius: Work on your home — and work out of your home — on writing, business, technology, creativity, and communications. Consider upgrading your transportation. There may be both stress and good fortune with your children, education and investments. Be vigilant with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-Oct.
  • Capricorn: Connect work with entrepreneurial ventures. Focus on writing, business, technology, creativity, communications, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant at home and with transportation to avoid accidents. Consider property investments. Manage expenses and separations with your family life through mid-Oct.
  • Aquarius: Connect joint ventures with entrepreneurial ventures. Work of your home. Consider property matters. Expect both setbacks and good fortune with your wealth, status and family life. Focus on the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant to protect your health and reputation through mid-Oct.
  • Pisces: Relationships are forefront. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications. Buy new clothes and consider a day spa.  Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Try to minimize disputes. Work on property and entrepreneurial ventures. Be vigilant with long-distance ventures and institutional life through mid-Oct.

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