Planetary Transits for August 3 – August 9

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Planetary Transits for August 3 – August 9

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: There is a partial lunar eclipse on August 7th at 1:20 p.m. CDT (6:20 p.m. UTC) and a total solar eclipse on August 21st at 1:25 p.m. CDT (6:25 p.m. UTC).
Generally, the 2 weeks between eclipses is not ideal worldwide; so it might be best to exercise care and patience. (Typically, well-known persons are vulnerable.)
With regard to whether or not to view the eclipses (as tempting as it is), I will follow Professor V.K. Choudhry’s advice: “It is better to fast, meditate, listen to Vedic chants, and stay indoors”.
Sun transits Cancer, from 16:57 to 23:40°. Sun remains closely conjunct Mars until August 9th. This connects leaders and governments with fire, police and military activities and property matters. (President Trump Appoints Marine General as Chief of Staff). Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Mars rules their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Moon is waxing/waning and transits Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius.  Moon, in Sagittarius, is under the 5th aspect of Rahu, August 3rd. Watch your emotional state and avoid stressful people and situations.  The full Moon is in Capricorn, August 7 at 12:10 p.m. CDT. The exact partial lunar eclipse, which will not be seen in USA, is at 1:20 p.m. CDT (6:20 p.m. UTC).
Mars transits its debilitation sign, Cancer, from 14:42 to 19:12°. Mars remains closely conjunct the Sun until August 9th. Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces rising sign persons should be careful and patient, as Sun rules their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Mars is debilitated until August 26th. This is not ideal for the police, military, athletes, surgeons, construction, engineering, property matters, et al.
Mercury transits Leo, from 13:41 to 17:11°.  Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be favorable for stocks, business, technology, communications, etc.
Last Week’s Prediction: “…which should be favorable for stocks…” (Dow Jones Industrial Average Up by 289 Points Since Last Week’s Publication.)
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 23:12 to 24:13°.  Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for law, religion and education. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, however, should be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively – until September 11th.
Venus transits Gemini, from 08:53 to 17:01°.  Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be helpful for women, creativity, romance, medicine, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:28 to 27:16°.  Saturn is in retrograde motion until Aug. 25th. The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – but only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree (in any house), or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn remains in Scorpio until October 26th. Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient as Saturn is in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 6 and is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th.  This is not helpful for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons.  Watch for issues relative to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, the environment, and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
In the SAMVA chart/horoscope* for USA, Saturn’s transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and even deathlike experiences through October. Be vigilant, take care of your family, and avoid stressful people and situations. *Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 00:10 to 00:05°.  Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 0°range until September 8th.  Those persons with 0 – 2° rising signs or with any planet at 0 – 2° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient. Additionally, those persons with 28 to 30° rising signs or with any planet in the 28 to 30 to 28°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces (including USA) should also be careful and patient.
Whenever Rahu and Ketu are stationary for 3 months, the difficulties intensify. The 1st month the person says, “something is wrong”. The 2nd month the person says, “something is seriously wrong.” The 3rd month, the person seeks legal, medical, financial, spiritual, psychological or astrological or help. Those doing planetary remedies will have smoother sailing.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Stay rested. Work on your home and consider real estate investments. Connect partnerships with entrepreneurial projects involving women, creativity, entertainment and the arts. Take care of father figures through mid-Sept and income and friendships through Oct.
Taurus: Focus on independent projects connected with large organizations, but be patient with expenses. Expect status through women, luxuries and entertainment. Be vigilant when speaking to avoid disputes. Study at home and work on writing, business and communications. Take care of your children and investments through mid-Sept. Build partnerships through Oct.
Gemini: Expect progress. Children, education and investments are in the forefront. Consider a day spa, get a haircut and buy new clothes. Speak up as an entrepreneur. Work on independent business, brokering and communications projects. Connect partnerships with property through mid-Sept.  Take care of father and religious figures through Oct.
Cancer: Focus on your career and leadership. Connect independent projects with writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Be patient with property, vehicles and home life expenses. There may be travel during Aug. Avoid debts and disputes through mid-Sept. Take care of your children, education and investments through Oct.
Leo: Continue to rest or be on a retreat, vacation or long-distance venture through mid-Aug. Take care of father figures. Focus on writing, business, communications and intellectual property. Gain from women, luxuries, friendships, and your own initiatives through Aug. 20. Your children and investments should do well through Aug.
Virgo: Continue to rest or go on a retreat, vacation, or long-distance venture. Be patient with expenses and separations. Gain from a windfall or large organization, but take care of income and friendships. Redecorate your office and connect with women, the arts and entertainment in the workplace. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Libra: Divine grace is on your side. Visit your religious leader or take a long-distance journey. Expect gains in the workplace and from large organizations and partnerships. Be a leader and make decisions. Consider international projects through mid-Sept. Be patient with friends and income through Sept. Be conservative through Oct.
Scorpio: Expect relief in the workplace soon. Focus on writing, business, technology, and communications. Be patient with expenses against marriage and windfalls. You may have insomnia, separate sleeping arrangements or setbacks with foreign lands. Teach, publish and consult through mid-Sept. Work and property matters are in the forefront through Oct.
Sagittarius: Continue to exercise patience at work. There may be setbacks. Expect relief after mid-Aug. Focus on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and international projects; these should bring income, and friendships. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept. Entrepreneurial expenses are likely through Oct.
Capricorn: Continue to lay low. Setbacks or accidents are possible at home, and with transportation and relationships. Take care of father and religious figures through late Sept. Connect your career with law, medicine, finance, and service to others throughAug. 20. Long-distance ventures are possible through mid-Sept. Gain from work through Oct.
Aquarius: Continue to exercise patience with relationships, joint ventures and independent projects. Your partner may be vulnerable to setbacks, accidents or health issues. Your best bet is with your children, education, investments and creative projects. Be patient with income and friendships through mid-Sept. Focus on your career through Oct.
Pisces: Take care of pets, children, education and investments through mid-Aug. Be vigilant with property and transportation through Aug. 20. Be careful with your status and communications. Connect your career with joint ventures through mid-Sept. Relationships are subject to debts, disputes or health issues through late Sept.
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.
About the author: David Hawthorne

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