Planetary Transits for July 27 – August 2

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 1:  Sun is conjunct Mars until Aug. 9th. This connects governments with fire, police, military and property matters. Rahu and Ketu remain stationary until Sept. 8th, causing problems worldwide.
Note 2: President Trump (Leo rising sign) has Sun (ruling his chart) and Mars (ruling the ninth house of fortune) transiting his 12th house of losses, expenses, prisons, hospitals, institutions and foreign lands until Aug. 16 and 26, respectively. Moreover, Saturn, ruling his seventh house of relationships and (also) foreign lands, is afflicted by his natal Rahu and Ketu and the most malefic planet, Moon, until Nov. 1st. These transits are bringing stressful and unexpected events that are likely to have a significant adverse effect on his mental and physical health and administration.
Sun transits Cancer, from 10:16 to 16:57°. Sun is closely conjunct Mars until August 9th. This connects leaders and governments with fire, police and military activities and property matters. (914,000 acres have burned recently in 45 large wildfires in 10 states.) 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 and transits Virgo, Libra and Scorpio.  Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated July 31 – Aug. 2.  Watch your emotional state and avoid stressful people and situations.
Mars transits its debilitation sign, Cancer, from 10:13 to 14:42°. Mars is 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. (914,000 acres have burned recently in 45 large wildfires in 10 states.)
Mercury transits Leo, from 07:15 to 13:41°.  Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which should be favorable for stocks, business, technology, communications, etc.
Last week’s prediction: “Expect an eclipse or fluctuations with stocks…” (DJIA lost 127.58 points in the first 3 days of trading and then gained 202 points in the next 2 days of trading.)
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 22:16 to 23:12°.  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 00:49 to 08:53°.  Venus is under the 5th aspect of Ketu until July 30. Take care of the women in your life and be vigilant with the arts, medicine, luxuries, entertainment, and transportation.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 27:45 to 27:28°.  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 00:11 to 00:10°.  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 needs to seek legal, medical, financial, spiritual, astrological or psychological help. Those doing the planetary remedies for their horoscopes will have smoother sailing.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries: Focus on property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Consider property investments through mid-Aug. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with entrepreneurial ventures throughAug. 20. Be patient with father and religious figures through mid-Sept. and with income and friendships through Oct.
Taurus: Connect property, home life and long-distance ventures with communications and independent projects, but be careful with expenses. There may be status through law, medicine or finance, but be vigilant to manage debts and disputes through Aug. 20. Take care of your children and investments through mid-Sept. Build career partnerships through Oct.
Gemini: Expect progress with income, friendships and your own initiatives. Speak up as an authority figure. Focus on technology and entrepreneurial ventures. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Children, education and investments are forefront through Aug. 20. Connect partnerships with property through mid-Sept.  Take care of father and religious figures through Oct.
Cancer: Take a leadership position in the workplace. Focus on writing, business, technology, communications and your own initiatives. Be patient with expenses against property and vehicles. There may be travel or relocation before Aug. 20. 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. Focus on writing, business, technology, and communications. Expect gains relative to women, income, luxuries, the arts, friendships, and your own initiatives through Aug. 20. Children and investments should do well through Aug.
Virgo: Be vigilant to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Expect a lift at work and connect with women and the fine, healing or performing arts. Redecorate your office and consider a new car for work. Rest or go on a retreat, vacation or long-distance venture, and be careful to avoid losses and institutions through late Sept.
Libra: Connect work with partnerships or long-distance ventures. Take a leadership position. Divine grace is on your side through mid-Aug. Visit your guru or take a long-distance journey. Be patient with income and friendships through Sept. Work on long-distance projects through mid-Sept. Be conservative through Oct.
Scorpio: Be vigilant in the workplace to manage debts, disputes, fire or theft. Connect your career with business, technology and communications. Be careful if abroad and be patient with expenses, insomnia, and separations through Aug. 20. Teach, publish and consult through mid-Sept. Work and property matters are in the forefront through Oct.
Sagittarius: Be patient with work to manage setbacks through mid-Aug. Focus on knowledge. Take care of your children, education, and investments through Aug. 26. Expect income and friendships connected with joint ventures and foreign lands Aug. 20. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept. Entrepreneurial expenses are likely through Oct.
Capricorn: Lay low. Be vigilant at home and with relationships and transportation to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Connect your career with law, medicine, finance, social work, psychology, health care and service to others through Aug. 20. Long-distance ventures are possible through mid-Sept. Gain from work through Oct.
Aquarius: Be vigilant with relationships and independent projects; these are subject to debts, disputes or health issues. Expect good fortune with your children, education and investments. Tell your partner to be careful to avoid accidents. Be patient with income and friendships through mid-Sept. and focus on your career through Oct.
Pisces: Be vigilant before speaking and with children, education and investments to avoid conflict. There may be a windfall with your parents, property and vehicles, but these are also vulnerable to setbacks or accidents. Focus on career joint ventures through mid-Sept. Your partner is vulnerable 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.