WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Taurus, from 06:52 to 13:33°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets. Leaders, presidents and governments are likely to focus on earthy, practical matters.
Moon is waning/waxing and transits Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo. The new Moon is both in Gemini, and under the 5th aspect of Ketu, June 23. Focus on your spiritual practices. Moon, in Leo, is closely conjunct Rahu, June 27. Watch your emotional state and avoid volatile persons and situations.
Mars transits Gemini, from 17:28 to 22:04°. This connects the military and police with technology and communications. (Watch for news about leaks, spying and Internet activities, etc.) Mars is closely conjunct Mercury, June 25 – July 1. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Mercury transits Gemini, from 07:38 to 22:36°. This should be good for stocks, business, technology and communications. Mercury is closely conjunct Mars, June 25 – July 1. There may be issues between the military/police and the news media. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 19:21 to 19:41°. Jupiter is under the 4th aspect of Mars until July 1. This connects the law with the military and police. (Watch for force to be applied to the law.) Taurus,
Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Additionally, Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should continue to be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits Aries, from 22:06 to 29:35°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be helpful for women, luxuries, romance, entertainment, medicine, and transportation.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 29:54 to 29:24°. Saturn is in retrograde motion until Aug. 25th. The adverse effects are primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – and only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn remains in Scorpio until October 26th. During this time, Aries, Gemini, and Sagittarius rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient as Saturn will be 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. Expect 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. (GOP Repeals Affordable Health Care; Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord.)
In the SAMVA chart/horoscope* for USA, this Saturn transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and even deathlike experiences – through October. Be vigilant and avoid stressful people and situations.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 01:36 to 01:10°. Those persons, companies or countries 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.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on communications and independent projects connected with children, education and investments — but watch your health and finances and be careful to manage debts and disputes. Relationships are forefront. Spruce up your appearance. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Be patient with income and friendships through mid-Sept.
Taurus: Speak up as an authority figure. Expect status with property and home life. Take care of your children, education and investments. There may be expenses, and separations with these. Manage mental stress and take care of debts, disputes and health issues. Connect your career with partnerships through Oct.
Gemini: Take a leadership position and focus on your own initiatives, writing, business, computers, technology, communications and intellectual property. Income and friendships come your way. Connect partnerships with property, vehicles and fixed assets through mid-Sept. Take care of father figures and spiritual advisors through Oct.
Cancer: Exercise patience. Money goes out the door. There may be expenses and separations connected with work, property, vehicles, home and family life – due to authority figures. Lay low or go on a cruise or retreat — or visit an ashram or foreign land. Focus on educational projects and be careful with communications through mid-Sept.
Leo: Expect income and friendships. Gain from property, writing, business, technology, communications, intellectual property, and family and entrepreneurial ventures. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with property and fixed assets through Oct.
Virgo: Lay low and exercise care and patience. Connect writing, finance, business, technology, computers, communications, and intellectual property with the workplace — but be patient with setbacks, expenses, and separations – and be careful to avoid accidents. Focus on property and home life — and teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Libra: Focus on marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures, but be patient with losses, expenses, separations, hospitalization or institutional life involved with same. Income and friendships should do well through mid-July. Consider international projects through mid-Sept. Children and investments do well but are weak through Nov.
Scorpio: Connect your career with research, language and ancient knowledge, and be patient with setbacks in the workplace through mid-July. Income and friendships may be vulnerable to debts and disputes. Take care of your health and finances and be careful to manage conflicts. Gain from the family and teaching, publishing and consulting through mid-Sept.
Sagittarius: Expect relief. Connect your career, children, education and investments with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures and expect progress with these through mid-July. Be creative and focus on the fine, healing or performing arts. Teach, publish and advise in the workplace through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Work on your home and out of your home. Be vigilant with your health, finances, and legal documents through mid-July. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and family life are vulnerable to debts and disputes through July 10. Avoid arguments with gurus and father figures. Gain from hard work, industrial activities, and agriculture through Oct.
Aquarius: Focus on the fine, healing and performing arts, but be patient with entrepreneurial setbacks. Connect marriage, partnerships and joint ventures with children, education and investments through mid-July. Be careful with income and friendships through mid-Sept. Spend more time in the workplace through Oct.
Pisces: Consider partnerships with home life. There may be windfalls or status from writing, business, communications, technology and intellectual property. Be vigilant with property, fixed assets and vehicles; these are vulnerable to short-lived debts and disputes through mid-July. Connect your career with joint ventures through mid-Sept.
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