Planetary Transits for January 14 – January 20

(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)

Notes:  In last weekʻs column, I used this phrase in four different places: “…Cancer…rising sign persons, companies and countries…(including USA) should be careful and patient”.

Impeachment: In the chart for President Trump, transit Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are currently in his 6th house of debts, disputes, violence, conflicts, enemies and litigation.

Mercury rules his 2nd house of wealth, status and speech. Jupiter rules his 5th house of mind, and is his main period ruler (general trend). Saturn rules his 7th house of relationships, and is his sub period ruler (operating planet).

Taken together, these three planets in his 6th house represent mental tension, verbal disputes, health and legal issues.

Additionally, Jupiter (ruling his mind) has been under the close and prolonged influence of transit Rahu since mid-Oct. — two weeks before the election – and which remains until mid-February.

Moreover, in his birth chart, Rahu closely afflicts both Sun (ruling his chart) and Moon (ruling his emotional state).

This current combination sheds light on the dark side of Rahu:

“A dealer of poisons, manipulator of facts, involvement with the masses, and legendary master of deception. Rahu represents cheats, conmen, pleasure seekers and insincere and immoral acts. It is cruel in nature, eccentric in temperament and unpleasant in appearance due to habits of overeating. Theft, exile, inertia, dullness, laziness, gambling, insanity, hysteria, confusion, calamity, neurosis, psychosis, ignorance, separations, hallucinations, imprisonment, unexpected events, compulsive and unconscious behavior, materialistic pursuits, and insatiable worldly desires also signify Rahu influences.”

(Many people have a Rahu influence in their charts, but those on a spiritual path have a much better chance to manage the adverse effects.)

Here is the link to a video I did on President Trumpʻs chart in October 2016, prior to the election: “Why This Astrologer Won’t Vote Trump”:

Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week

Sun transits Capricorn, from 00:08 to 07:16°. Sun is weak in degrees until Jan. 18th.  Leaders, presidents, physicians and administrators should be careful and patient.

Moon is waning and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and into Aries.

Mars transits its own (mooltrikona) sign, Aries, from 09:18 to 12:47°, and is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This is a powerful position for Mars. (20,000 National Guard to protect Washington, DC.)

Mercury transits Capricorn from 15:10 to 25:25°.  This connects stocks, business, finance, and communications with the masses, the elderly and working-class persons.

Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, from 11:42 to 13:21°.  Jupiter is weak in debilitation, but is in favorable degrees. Jupiter is closely conjunct Saturn through Jan. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.

Venus transits Sagittarius, from 12:52 to 21:38°. This is favorable and connects women, romance, travel, medicine, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing or performing arts with law, religion, children, education, teaching, publishing and advisory roles. (Congresswoman Liz Cheney votes for Impeachment.)

Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 09:01 to 09:51°. This is a strong position for Saturn and should be helpful for the elderly, the masses, working-class persons and the poor and needy. 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 closely conjunct Jupiter through Jan. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries, (including USA) should be careful and patient. Additionally, Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be vigilant 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 25:25 to 24:55°.  (Rahu and Ketu are in the 25-degree area, Nov. 14 – Jan. 18.) Persons, companies and countries with a rising sign between 26 and 24 degrees — or with 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 direct, active, courageous, competitive and decisive. Focus on yoga, sports, martial arts and physical activities. Expect good fortune with relationships. Connect children, education and investments with your career; take a leadership position at work and connect with large organizations and authority figures. Teach, publish and advise — through March.  Mars, ruling your chart, transits favorable houses through Sept. 4.

Taurus: Be vigilant to manage setbacks with debts, disputes, health or legal issues. A windfall may be seen. Expect a lift with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. There may be good fortune or long-distance ventures with children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Exercise patience in the workplace through Jan. to manage obstructions and to avoid accidents.

Gemini: Connect pets, children, education, and investments with partnerships – but be patient as there may be disappointments with same.  Entrepreneurial ventures are vulnerable to setbacks through mid-Feb. Focus on income and friendships connected with yoga, sports, martial arts, and physical activities, along with military, property, construction, and your organizing skills through Feb. 21st. Relationships remain vulnerable to transformations through March.

Cancer:  Be vigilant through Jan. 27th to manage debts or disputes with property, vehicles, and home life. Connect communications and entrepreneurial activities with joint ventures. Expect a lift with your status and family life – connected with relationships and partnerships. Your best bet is with your career through Feb. 21st.  Focus on property matters, your organizing skills and men who are like brothers — in the workplace.

Leo: Connect communications and entrepreneurial ventures with children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Study creativity and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant with your speech through Jan. 24th. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues through mid-Feb. Expect success with father and religious figures and long-distance ventures through Feb. 21st.

Virgo: Focus on your children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits – but be patient to manage expenses, separations, debts, disputes, health or legal issues with same. On the other hand, beautify/remodel your living quarters (including art, music, flowers, decorations, etc.). For some of you, there may be a marriage, inheritance, windfall, legal or insurance settlement before Feb. 21st.

Libra: Focus on independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures associated with women, creativity, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. There may be both gains and income, along with expenses and separations with property, vehicles, and home life. Your best bet is with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and comforts living abroad through Feb. 21st.

Scorpio: Expect gains and friendships associated with communications and entrepreneurial ventures through Jan. 24th.  Be patient with expenses and separations with your status and family life through Jan. 27th.  Connect your professional life with independent projects through mid-Feb. There is some protection relative to debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Feb. 21st.

Sagittarius: Women, income and friendships are forefront through Jan. 27th. Expect good fortune with your status and family life through mid-Feb.  Measure your words, but speak up as an authority figure. Connect with large organizations and focus on writing, business, technology, communications, and entrepreneurial ventures. Children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits should do well through Feb. 21st.

Capricorn: Be patient with your career through Jan. 27th. There may be expenses and separations. Focus on writing, finance, business, technology, and communications. Take a leadership position, but be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through mid-Feb. Your best bet is with property, vehicles and home life through Feb. 21st.  In general, expect progress with your status and family for the next 2 years.

Aquarius: Lay low and expect less. Expenses and separations are multiplied and connected with partnerships, joint ventures, windfalls and inheritance. There may be gains with women, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. Consider retreats or foreign lands. Focus on entrepreneurial ventures through Feb. 21s. Income and friendships remain vulnerable through March.

Pisces:  Expect highs and lows with income, friendships, joint ventures and your professional life. Connect your career with women, fashion, design, creativity and the fine, healing or performing arts. Your best bet is to focus on yoga, sports, martial arts, physical activities, property matters, and your executive skills through Feb. 21st. Be decisive and speak up with courage and self-confidence.

Note: Planetary remedies add a protective covering to life: strengthen your favorable 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 that causes adverse effects.

Word/Mudra of the Week:

Quote of the Week:

“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”– Eckhart Tolle

New Videos:
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Video #2: How to Analyze a Horoscope in 3 Minutes- Example
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