Notes: In the SAMVA chart for USA, it appears the recent delays to the confirmation of President-Elect Bidenʻs victory, along with the attempted insurrection, are largely due to the transit influence of Rahu and Ketu on natal Saturn, ruling the 8th house of obstructions and deathlike experiences. This impact begins to dissipate on Jan. 18th, with more relief on Feb. 9th.
Additionally, Jupiter, ruling law and morality, is transiting its debilitation sign, in close conjunction with Saturn, the Most Malefic Planet for the countryʻs chart. This impact begins to dissipate on Jan. 17th, with more relief on Jan. 25th.
On a positive note, transit Rahu and Ketu are NOT causing any problems worldwide for transit planets. This should help reduce the chance for grave international mishaps and misfortunes.
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits out of Sagittarius and into Capricorn, Jan. 13th at 8:44 p.m., CST. Sun is outside the orb of other planets. This continues to connect leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments with law, religion and education.
Moon is waxing and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and into Capricorn. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated, Jan. 8 – 10. Watch your emotional state and be vigilant around volatile persons. The new Moon (new beginnings) is in Capricorn, Jan. 12th at 10:59 p.m. CST.
Mars transits its own (mooltrikona) sign, Aries, from 05:59 to 09:18°, and is outside the influence of other planets. This is a powerful position for Mars, which should be favorable for athletes, surgeons, executives, the military and police, construction, engineering, property matters, et al. In the chart for USA, this supports the workplace, professional pursuits, and the field of action (karma).
Mercury transits Capricorn from 03:48 to 15:10°. This is favorable and connects stocks, business, writing, research, literature, technology and intellectual property with manufacturing, agriculture, and oil, gas & minerals, along with the masses, the elderly and working-class persons. Mercury is closely conjunct Jupiter and Saturn until Jan. 13th. Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising signs persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, from 10:04 to 11:42°. Jupiter is weak in debilitation, but retains strength due to favorable degrees. Jupiter is closely conjunct Mercury until Jan. 13th. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. 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 04:05 to 12:52. 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.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 08:11 to 09:01°. 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 should be careful and patient as Saturn is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. Saturn is closely conjunct Mercury until Jan. 13th. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising signs persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Saturn is closely conjunct Jupiter through Jan. 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 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 25:30 to 25:25°. (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 make decisive. Focus on yoga, sports, or martial arts. Expect good fortune with partnerships, joint ventures and long-distance places. Be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues at work or with income and friendships. 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. Be patient for one week with property, vehicles and home life and then expect a lift with same. There may be good fortune or long-distance ventures with children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Exercise patience through Jan. in the workplace to manage obstructions and to avoid accidents.
Gemini: Connect pets, children, education, investments and entrepreneurial ventures with partnerships and joint ventures – but be patient as there may be setbacks or accidents with same. Your best bet is with income and friendships connected with yoga, sports, military, property, construction, and your organizing skills through Feb. 21st. Relationships remain vulnerable to obstructions and transformations through March.
Cancer: Be patient for one more week and then expect a lift with your status and family life. Be vigilant through Jan. 27th to manage debts or disputes with property, vehicles, and home life. Connect entrepreneurial ventures with partnerships, but be careful to manage setbacks and other issues with same. Your best bet is with your career through Feb. 21st. Focus on your organizing skills and property matters in the workplace.
Leo: Spend one more week on your children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Connect these with independent, entrepreneurial ventures. Study creativity and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be vigilant with your speech and relationships through Jan. Expect success with father and religious figures and long-distance ventures through Feb. 21st. Good fortune is with you for the most part through May.
Virgo: Focus on your children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits. Be vigilant for one week to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. There may also be expenses and separations with property, vehicles or home life. On the other hand, beautify your home (including art, music, flowers, etc.) and consider a new car. For some of you, there may be a marriage, inheritance, windfall, legal or insurance settlement before Feb. 21st.
Libra: Focus on independent, entrepreneurial ventures associated with women, creativity, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with expenses and separations with children, education and investments and your own initiatives. Your best bet is with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and comforts living abroad through Feb. 21st.
Scorpio: Speak up as a leader. Spend another week as an authority figure. On the other hand, be patient with expenses and separations with your status and family life through Jan. 27th. Gain from property, vehicles, and home life – connected with business, brokering, technology, communications, intellectual property and entrepreneurial ventures. There is some protection relative to debts, disputes, health and legal issues through Feb. 21st.
Sagittarius: Good fortune is on your side. Expect income and friendships through Jan. 26th, associated with women, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. There may be status with your career — connected with teaching, publishing, consulting, communications and entrepreneurial ventures. Children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits should do well through Feb. 21st.
Capricorn: Focus on writing, finance, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. There may be good fortune with your status and family life – but be patient with expenses and separations in general and specifically with your career and in the workplace through Jan. 26th. Your best bet is with property, vehicles and home life. These are favorable through Feb. 21st.
Aquarius: Expect gains for one more week with partnerships and joint ventures. On the other hand, be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. There may income and friendships connected with women, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts through Jan. 26th. Your best bet is with entrepreneurial ventures — connected with yoga, sports, marital arts, property matters and your executive skills through Feb. 21s. Income and friendships remain vulnerable to expenses and separations through March.
Pisces: Be patient at work for one more week to manage debts or disputes. Connect your career with women, fashion, design, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing or performing arts – but be patient to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents in the workplace. Expect a mixture of gains and losses with relationships. Your best bet is to focus on yoga, sports, martial arts, property matters, and your executive skills through Feb. 21st. Make decisions 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: (https://planetarysara.com/product/mystical-pendant) and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that causes adverse effects.
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“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”– Eckhart Tolle
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