NOTES: We are in the 2-week period between the penumbral eclipse of the Moon (Nov. 30th) and the total eclipse of the Sun (Dec. 14th). This is typically an unfavorable time, characterized by bizarre events. It is generally better to exercise care and patience.
This last eclipse of 2020 will be visible only from Chile and some parts of Argentina. Some regions in southern South America, south-west Africa, and Antarctica will see a partial solar eclipse, if the weather permits.
For those in Central Standard time
The full eclipse begins at 8:32 a.m.
The maximum eclipse is at 10:13 a.m.
The full eclipse ends at 11:54 a.m.
This total solar eclipse takes place on the day the U.S. electoral college electors in each state cast their ballots for the president!
Transit Mars is again under the close 5th aspect of Ketu through Dec. 23rd. This represents inflammation worldwide — relative to property, the weather, the military, police, athletes, surgeons, engineering, executives, etc.
In the SAMVA chart for the USA, Mars rules the workforce, professions and the economy. Additionally, transit Ketu is conjunct natal Saturn, ruling the masses, the elderly, and working-class persons; while transit Jupiter, ruling the 6th house of debts and disputes, is closely conjunct transit Saturn, ruling the 8th house of setbacks, accidents, vulnerability, transformations and deathlike experiences.
Taken together, this is likely to extend national problems — through the inauguration.
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits Scorpio, from 17:22 to 24:29°. Sun is under the influence of Rahu and Ketu, Dec. 5 — 15. This may cause problems for presidents, (and president-elects) leaders, physicians, administrators and governments.
Moon is waning and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo.
Mars transits Pisces from 23:23 to 25:12°. Mars is within 5 degrees of the 5th aspect of Ketu, until Dec. 23rd. This is a vulnerable time for sports, surgeons, the military, police, property, construction, engineering, executives, et al. Conflicts and weather issues are also possible.
Mercury transits Scorpio, from 08:04 to 19:00°. Mercury is in good strength, which should be favorable for stocks, writing, research, language, literatures, technology, business, and intellectual property. Transformations and vulnerability are also seen.
Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, in infant state degrees, from 02:26 to 03:52°. This is not ideal for law, religion, education, publishing, teaching, and consulting. (President Trump Disputes Election Results and Will Not Concede.) Jupiter is conjunct Saturn through January. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries, including (USA) should be careful and patient.
Venus transits its own sign, Libra, from 20:21 to 29:04°. This should be favorable for the fine, healing and performing arts. Venus in under the 8th aspect of Mars until December 10th. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 04:28 to 05:08°. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient whenever Saturn is close to any of their planets or rising sign degree, by aspect or conjunction. Saturn is closely conjunct Jupiter through January. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries, including (USA) should be careful and patient.
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively and stationary, from 25:45 to 25:47°. 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: Expect good fortune with your career. Relationships and life abroad should do well. The influence of Ketu on Mars, however, suggests it is better to stay rested and focused on your spiritual practices. Take care of your children, education and investments through Dec. 14th. These are vulnerable to sudden issues. Be patient with expenses or separations and consider a retreat through Dec. 23rd. Teach, publish and advise in the workplace through March.
Taurus: Connect children, property, vehicles, education, investments, and home life with partnerships through Dec. 15. Be patient with expenses, separations, insomnia, intimacy, retreats and foreign lands through Dec. 23rd. Expect both setbacks and good fortune with your career; be careful to avoid accidents at work through mid-Jan. There may be issues with father and religious figures through March.
Gemini: Exercise patience with authority figures and your health, communications, entrepreneurial ventures through Dec. 14th. There may also be debts, disputes, health or legal issues connected with your parents, property, vehicles and home life. Your mind remains creative; study or invest in the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with income, friendships and your career through Dec. 23rd. Relationships are vulnerable through March.
Cancer: Enjoy property, vehicles and home life. Beautify your home and consider a new car. Focus on independent projects connected with children, education and investments. Think big. Invest in gold or government bonds and study writing, business, technology and communications. There may be both setbacks and good fortune at work through Dec. 23rd. Exercise patience with relationships to manage debts, disputes, accidents, health and legal issues through mid-January.
Leo: Focus on property, vehicles and home life – but exercise care and patience. Highs, lows or sudden issues are likely through Dec. 14th. Entrepreneurial ventures should do well – involving women and the fine, healing and performing arts. Work out of your home on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Take care of father figures, and be careful with long-distance travel through Dec. 23rd. Your children, education and investments are vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues through March.
Virgo: Enjoy your status and family life. Focus on independent projects involving writing, business, finance, communications and intellectual property. Be patient with short-lived expenses through Dec. 14th. Be vigilant to manage marriage, inheritance and settlements, and to avoid accidents through Dec. 23rd. Connect property, vehicles and home life with children, education and investments – but take care of manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues with same through mid-Jan.
Libra: Enjoy your health and appearance. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and consider a spa. Women and the fine, healing or performing arts remain forefront. Expect both gains and losses with family life through mid-Dec. Be vigilant with partnerships through Dec. 23rd. These likely involve debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Work out of your home on independent consulting and publishing projects connected with your children, education and investments through mid-Jan.
Scorpio: Take a leadership position and consider new career opportunities. Income and friendships are forefront. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications. There is protection from losses, expenses and separations. Be vigilant with debts, disputes, health or legal issues; avoid mental stress; and take care of your children, education and investments through Dec. 23rd. Work out of your home on independent consulting and publishing projects through mid-Jan.
Sagittarius: Enjoy another week of success with income and friendships, along with gains from women and the fine, healing or performing arts. On the other hand, be patient with losses, expenses and separations with your career through mid-Dec. Be vigilant with authority figures. Focus on spirituality at home. Avoid mental stress and take care of your children, education and investments through Dec. 23rd. Work on entrepreneurial ventures through mid-Jan.
Capricorn: Connect your career with women and the fine, healing or performing arts. Redecorate your workspace and consider a new company car. There may both gains and setbacks with income and friendships connected with writing, business, technology, and communications. Be vigilant with property, vehicles, and home life – and work on independent projects and spiritual practices through Dec. 23rd. There may be expenses, separations, retreats, or relocation with your status and family life through mid-Jan.
Aquarius: Connect partnerships with your career. Take a leadership position, work with authorities and large organizations, and ask for a raise or promotion. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents at work. Good fortune is connected with the fine, healing or performing arts. Seek advice from the women in your life. Entrepreneurial ventures are subject to stress through Dec. 23rd. Income and friendships are forefront but vulnerable to expenses and separations through mid-Jan.
Pisces: Expect good fortune with or for your relationships. There may be a windfall, settlement or lottery winning. On the other hand, be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Focus on exercise, property, executive skills, and your status and family life – but be patient with setbacks through Dec. 23rd. Losses, expenses and separations are likely in the workplace through mid-Jan. Continue to teach, publish and advise through March.
About the Author: David Hawthorne