WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Aquarius, from 16:29 to 23:29°. Sun is mostly outside the close of influence of other planets. This connects governments with unconventional, inventive and humanitarian efforts.
Moon transits Leo, Virgo, Libra and into Scorpio.
Mars transits out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius on March 7th at 7:58 CST. Mars is weak in degrees until March 15th. Mars is outside the orb of other planets, which is helpful. The military, police, athletes, firefighters, and executives should get extra rest.
Mercury transits out Aquarius and into Pisces, March 2nd at 8:24 p.m. Mercury is under the 4th aspect of Mars, until March 4th (this is manageable) and is closely conjunct Venus until March 23rd. This is not ideal for Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries.
Jupiter transits Libra, from 29.00 to 29:06°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until May 3rd. This may cause issues with law, banking, religion, children, husbands, and education.
Jupiter represents law, religion, morality and education. Libra is ruled by Venus, representing women, sexuality, and the scales of justice. This combination supports the revelations and movements regarding the sexual harassment of women. This slow-moving 13-month transit of Jupiter in Libra should provide a long-lived transformation.
Jupiter remains in Libra until October 11, 2018. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising signs should be careful and patient as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 8th, and 12th(inauspicious) houses, respectively, which undermines the strength of Jupiter.
Venus transits out of Aquarius and into its exaltation sign, Pisces, March 2nd at 1:12 a.m. CST. Venus is weak in degrees until March 6th. Take care of the women in your life, be careful with the weather and transportation; and be patient with the fine, healing or performing arts. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury until March 23. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 13:13 to 13:42°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak due to the weakness of its dispositor, Jupiter, until May 3rd. This may cause issues with working-class persons, the elderly, and immigration – as well as for agriculture, manufacturing, and the oil, gas, and minerals industries.
Saturn remains in Sagittarius until Jan. 2020. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Rahu and Ketu transit Cancer and Capricorn, respectively, from 20:44 to 20:19°. Rahu and Ketu remain in the 20-degree range until March 19th. This stationary position of Rahu and Ketu is generally NOT favorable worldwide and causes calamities. Those persons with 19 to 21° rising signs or with any planet(s) in the 19 to 21°range in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces — including the USA) should be especially careful and patient.
Note: In the SAMVA* chart for USA, (based on the Perpetual Union) transit Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 20-degree range — and afflict 6 of the 12 houses. This suggests serious issues through March. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign”:
Aries: Spend one more week on research and knowledge; and continue to be careful to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks. Gain from your children, education and investments. Be vigilant, however, with relationships. These are subject to debts, disputes and health issues until March 23rd.
Taurus: Take a leadership position at work, but be careful with your health, finances, and legal matters. Protect your children, education and investments; these are subject to debts, disputes, or health issues through March 23rd. Be patient for another week with expenses and separations with relationships.
Gemini: Expect good fortune with independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures. Be patient with property, vehicles, children, education, investments and relationships. These are weak but not under major concern. Expect improvement with income and friendships after March 7th.
Cancer: Be patient for a few more days with independent projects, property, vehicles, and home life. These improve after March 5th. Continue to be vigilant with work and your status in life. Expect some relief after March 15th and more relief after April. Get rest and expect less.
Leo: Focus on marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures through mid-March. Exercise patience, however, with your wealth, status, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures through March; these are vulnerable and going through transformations. Get rest and expect less.
Virgo: Be patient for a few more days to avoid accidents, and then expect a lift with your status. Shift your focus to marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Be vigilant with expenses and separations to avoid debts, disputes and issues with the government or authority figures.
Libra: Start a new health regime, refinance debt, and do your best to avoid conflicts. Expect gains with your children, education and investments. Think big, but be patient with personal losses, expenses and separations through March 23rd. Consider partnerships through April.
Scorpio: Expect an improvement with your health and finances in a few days. Work on and out of your home through mid-March. Be patient with losses, expenses, and separations with income and friendships through March 23rd. Watch your wealth, speech, status and family life through Sept.
Sagittarius: Be patient for a few more days with your children, education, investments, career, income and friendships — and then expect a positive change. Focus on independent projects through mid-March. Expect gains from teaching, publishing and consulting through Sept.
Capricorn: Shift your attention to entrepreneurial ventures. These can be connected with the communication arts. Be patient with short-lived setbacks with your status and family life through mid-March. Squeeze out another week of gains from property, vehicles and family life.
Aquarius: Spend another week on independent projects and property matters at work. Focus on leadership through mid-March. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through March 23rd. Be careful with income and friendship through April. Teach, publish and advise through Sept.
Pisces: Shift your focus to the communication arts, but continue to be vigilant with your health, finances and legal issues through mid-March. Tell your partner to be patient to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through March 23rd. Expect status in the workplace through April.
About the Author: David Hawthorne