Notes: In the SAMVA chart for USA, transit Jupiter, ruling the sixth house of debts, disputes (litigation) and health issues (Covid-19), is afflicting natal Moon, ruling the chart. This impact is through mid-Jan. The main period ruler, Sun, is under the ninth aspect of Rahu, which can cause the eclipse of the president; while the sub period ruler, Ketu, is transiting the eighth house ruler, Saturn, indicating delays, setbacks and obstructions for the masses, working-class persons, the elderly and the poor and needy. The impact is through mid-Feb.
In the chart for President Trump, transit Sun, ruling his chart, is in the favorable fifth house, but is co-dependent on its dispositor, which is transiting the sixth house of debts, disputes, health and legal issues. Sun remains weak through mid-Feb. His main period ruler, Jupiter, ruling his mind, children and investments, is under the fifth aspect of transit Rahu, also through mid-Feb. His sub period ruler, Saturn, ruling relationships, is transiting his sixth house of debts, disputes, legal and health issues through April 2022.
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits Sagittarius, from 01:36 to 08:44°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This connects leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators, and governments with law and education.
Moon is waxing and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Mars transits out of Pisces and into Aries, Dec. 23rd at 10:49 p.m., CST. Mars remains within 5 degrees of the 5th aspect of Ketu, until Dec. 23rd – but is now separating from the close influence; expect some relief for sports, surgeons, the military, police, property, construction, engineering, executives, et al. Fires, conflicts and weather issues also start to dissipate.
Mercury transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius on Dec. 17th at 12:08 a.m. CST. Mercury is weak until Dec. 20th and then expect a positive lift with stocks, business, writing, research, literature, technology, and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, from 05:21 to 06:53°. Now, out of infant state and in stronger degrees, there may be improvement for law, religion, education, publishing, teaching and consulting. Jupiter is closely conjunct Saturn through January. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries, including (USA) should be careful and patient.
Mark your calendar for Dec. 21, when Jupiter and Saturn make their closest visible approach since the Middle Ages. This great alignment coincides with the winter solstice and won’t be seen again until 2080:
Venus transits Scorpio, from 07:48 to 16:33°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be an improvement with the women in your life and with travel, medicine, luxuries, and the fine, healing or performing arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 05:51 to 06:36°. This is a strong position for Saturn and should be helpful for the elderly, the masses, working-class persons and the poor and needy. (Social Security announces an increase in payments for 2021.) Gemini, Leo and Aquarius rising signs, however, should be careful and patient as Saturn is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn is also closely conjunct Jupiter through January. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries, including (USA) should be careful and patient. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should also be careful and patient whenever Saturn is within 5 degrees of any of their planets or rising sign degree, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively and stationary, from 25:47 to 25:45°. Persons, companies and countries with a rising sign between 26 and 24 degrees — or any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) between these same degrees, should be careful and patient through mid-Feb.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Be patient for one more week and then expect a positive lift in your life. Expect good fortune with your children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Be patient, however, with marriage and partnerships through Jan. 2. Good fortune, income and friendships support your career through Jan. Teach, publish and advise through March.
Taurus: Lay low and expect less. Be patient with short-lived debts, disputes or health issues with relationships through Jan. 2nd. Take care of your children, education and investments through Jan. 4th — and property, vehicles and home life through Jan. 13th – to manage setbacks. (Some windfall with these may also be possible.) There may be obstructions with your career — and be careful to avoid accidents at work through mid-Jan.
Gemini: Take care pets, children, education and investments through Jan. 2 to manage debts, disputes or health issues. Connect property, vehicles and home life with partnerships through Jan. 4th – and entrepreneurial ventures with partnerships through Jan. 13th. Be patient for one more week with income and friendships and then expect progress, Dec. 24 – Feb. 20. Joint ventures, however, remain vulnerable through March.
Cancer: Invest in property, vehicles, home life and luxuries. Your mind is creative; study the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant with communications, younger siblings and entrepreneurial ventures – these are vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues. Take care of your health, finances, marriage, windfalls and inheritance. These are vulnerable through Jan. Expect progress with your professional life Dec. 24 – Feb. 20.
Leo: Be patient for one more week. Focus on your children, education, investments, spiritual pursuits and entrepreneurial ventures – but be vigilant with these to manage debts, disputes or health issues. Beautify your home and consider a new car. Study writing, language, literature, business, technology and communications. Expect progress, good fortune, and/or long-distance travel Dec. 24th – Feb. 20th.
Virgo: Focus on property, vehicles and home life – but be patient with debts, disputes, expenses, and separations with same. Work out of your home on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Expect success with independent, entrepreneurial ventures connected with women and the fine, healing or performing arts. Relationship setbacks since early Oct. begin to dissipate.
Libra: Focus on your wealth, status and family life. Record some music or a radio commercial. Expect both income and expenses with your self-initiatives. Work out of your home on independent consulting and publishing projects connected with children, education and investments. The debts, disputes, health and legal issues with relationships — on and off since mid-June — begin to dissipate.
Scorpio: Expect a lift at work and with income and friendships. Speak up as an authority figure and focus on writing, business, technology, communications and large organizations. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Be patient with expenses and separations. Work out of your home on independent consulting and publishing projects through Jan. Stresses with your children, education and investments since Oct. begin to dissipate.
Sagittarius: Be patient with income and friendships through Jan. 2nd. There may be expenses and separations. On the other hand, expect a lift with your career. Take a leadership position and focus on writing, busines, technology, communications and entrepreneurial ventures. Recent stresses with your mind, children, education and investments begin to dissipate. Enjoy progress with your own self-initiatives through Jan.
Capricorn: Enjoy income and friendships at work, connected with women, luxuries and the fine, healing and performing arts. Be patient, however, with expenses and separations in general and to avoid accidents. Recent stresses with property, vehicles and home begin to dissipate. Be vigilant to manage your wealth, status and family life, which are vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations through mid-Jan.
Aquarius: Expect good fortune in the workplace, connect with women, luxuries, and the fine, healing and performing arts. Income, friendships, and joint ventures are vulnerable to losses, expenses, and separations – except those connected with ashrams or foreign lands. Tell your partner to be vigilant to avoid accidents. Recent stresses with entrepreneurial ventures begin to dissipate.
Pisces: Tell your partner to take a leadership position at work, but to be vigilant with debts, disputes, health and legal issues. Connect your career with writing, business, technology and communications – along with joint ventures. Recent stress with your status and family life begins to dissipate. Be patient with expenses and separations in the workplace through Jan. Teach, publish and advise through March.
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