Planetary Transits for April 6 – April 12
Note: The following information is in reference to recent discussions on the impact of retrograde planets:
When studying the impact of any planet (retrograde or otherwise) we first determine the functional nature of the planet, which changes for each rising sign.
Saturn, for example, is a functional malefic planet only for Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising signs as its mooltrikona sign (Aquarius) is placed in the 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
For all other rising signs, Saturn is a functional benefic planet (as its mooltrikona sign falls in favorable houses) and will never cause harm.
The same principle holds true for all 7 of the major planets, (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn), while Rahu and Ketu are functional malefic planets for every rising sign.
The salient issue is not whether a planet is retrograde, but whether it is a functional malefic planet, and whether it is having an impact on other planets or houses, (which occurs only when it is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree or another planet by conjunction or aspect).
In other words, one need not worry about retrograde planets in general; it is better to first understand its functional nature and how it is operating in the chart.
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WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Pisces, from 22:29 to 29:21°. Sun is under the 7th aspect of Jupiter until April 11. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as the mooltrikona sign for Jupiter, Sagittarius, falls in the 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious houses), respectively.
Moon is waxing and transits Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and into Libra.
Mars transits out of its mooltrikona sign, Aries, and into Taurus, April 12 at 4:42 p.m. CDT. 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 the police, military, athletes and executives.
Mercury transits Aries, from 09:57 to 10:12°. Mercury is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until April 24. Be 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 24:22 to 23:28°. Jupiter is now in good strength, but is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving dispositor (landlord), Mercury. Jupiter is under the 7th aspect of Sun until April 11. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient as Sun rules their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
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 should be careful and patient for the next 6 months as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 04:32 to 02:54°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, affluence, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is retrograde until April 15, and in Pisces until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), should be careful and patient with women, luxuries, health care, entertainment and transportation as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 03:41 to 03:39°. Saturn is retrograde until Aug. 25. 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. 12. 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.
Saturn remains in Sagittarius until June 20, when it moves back into Scorpio. During this time, Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn will be transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 08:33 to 08:00°. Those persons, companies or countries with 7 – 9° rising signs or with any planet at 7 – 9° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s 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.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Spend one more week on yourself. Focus on writing, business, technology, decisions, competition, leadership and property matters. Take care of your health, finances, and legal issues. Expect expenses and/or separations with your children, education, investments and partnerships. Be patient with income and friendships through mid-Sept.
Taurus: Expect gains from property, vehicles, home life, authority figures and large or government organizations. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes over income or with friendships, along with expenses or separations with your children, education and investments through May. Connect work with research and knowledge.
Gemini: Expect another week of smooth sailing. Focus on independent projects in the workplace and connect your career with children, education and investments. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car through May. Gain from business, communications and friendships. Focus on relationships through mid-June.
Cancer: Expect good fortune with your parents, property and home life. Connect independent projects with your career and focus on writing, business, technology, and communications. Be vigilant with diet, blood pressure, authority figures and the government (taxes?) to avoid debts, disputes, health and legal issues.
Leo: Spend another week on research, language and knowledge, but get extra rest. Focus on marriage, windfalls, and inheritance. Expect good fortune with your status and family life. Be patient with independent projects through May. Connect joint ventures with children, education and investments through mid-June.
Virgo: Be vigilant for a few days; do not take risks or chances. Focus on research, language, knowledge and the marital bond through May. There may be a windfall or inheritance during this time. Expect both gains and losses with joint ventures. Be patient with expenses with property, vehicles and home life.
Libra: Lay low. Take care to manage debts, disputes, income, friendships, and health and legal issues through May. Marriage and partnerships are positive, but are subject to losses, separations and long-distance ventures. Expenses with your children, education, investments and independent projects are likely through mid-June.
Scorpio: Be vigilant with income, friendships and older siblings; these are vulnerable to sudden debts, disputes or health issues. Connect your career with children, education and investments, but be patient with expenses, separations, and long-distance ventures with same. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Sagittarius: Expect good fortune and take a leadership position. Be vigilant at work to manage sudden issues. Extra energy may make you ambitious and charismatic. Connect your career with children, education and investments. Beautify your home and auto (or buy new ones before June). Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Be vigilant for a few days to manage or avoid expenses, separations, setbacks, and accidents. Expect good fortune with property. Work out of your home on business, communications and intellectual property. Connect your career with independent projects, but be patient with short-lived obstructions.
Aquarius: Be vigilant for a few days to manage marriage, windfalls, inheritance, and setbacks — and to avoid accidents. Expect gains with research and relationships. Expect good fortune in general through May. Focus on independent projects, but be patient with setbacks with same, also through May.
Pisces: Be vigilant for a few days with relationships. These are vulnerable to sudden debts, disputes or health issues. Be direct and courageous, but measure your words to avoid poisoning the broth. Watch your health, finances and legal projects. Focus on design, beauty and clothing through May. For some of you, there may be a windfall as well.
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