Planetary Transits for March 16 – March 22
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.
WHERE THE (VEDIC ASTROLOGY) PLANETS ARE THIS WEEK:
Sun transits Pisces, from 01:41 to 08:39°. Sun is weak in degrees until March 19. Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments should get extra rest until the 19th.
Moon is waning and transits Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and into Capricorn.
Mars transits its mooltrikona sign, Aries, from 10:21 to 15:21°. Mars is under the 9th aspect of Rahu until March 20. Expect the unexpected with the military, police, athletes, surgeons, firefighters, executives and intelligence agencies. Be vigilant with property matters – fires, explosions, volcanoes, and earthquakes are possible. (This past week there were fires, explosions and a volcano, as per the prediction.)
Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces, from 10:29 to 23:41°. Be careful with stocks, business, computers, communications, and intellectual property. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus, March 17 – 20. This connects business and communications with women, luxuries and the fine, healing and performing arts. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Venus rules their 6th, 12th and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 26:53 to 26:06°. Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9. Jupiter is also weak in old-age degrees until April 1 and is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving and frequently weak dispositor (landlord) Mercury. This is not ideal for law, banking, religion and education. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient for the next 6 months as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 16:09 to 12:14°. This should be good for women, romance, affluence and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury, March 17 – 20. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient as Mercury rules their 6th, 12th and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus is retrograde until April 15, and in Pisces until May 30th. Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), however, should be careful and patient with women, luxuries, health care, entertainment and transportation as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 03:20 to 03:32°. Saturn is outside the orb of other planets, but is weak in degrees primarily until March 8, and generally until Dec. 12. This is not good for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons. There may be issues with Medicare, Social Security, immigration, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Saturn remains in Sagittarius until June 20, when it moves back into Scorpio. During this time, Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient as Saturn will be in their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. This can also cause adverse effects for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 09:06 to 08:59°. Those persons, companies or countries with 8 – 10° rising signs or with any planet at 8 – 10° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 9-degree range, Jan. 11 to March 17. This is (absolutely) not ideal for persons, companies or countries with 8 – 10° rising signs or with any planet at 8 – 10° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius). Those persons should be careful and patient. Get extra rest and meditation, watch your diet, drink plenty of water, exercise in moderation and avoid stressful situations.
Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s 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.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on leadership. Be direct and courageous, but take care of your health, debts, and disputes. Connect children, education, investments, and partnerships with long distance ventures, but expect expenses and separations with these through mid-April. Income and friendships remain vulnerable through June 20.
Taurus: Expect gains with property, vehicles and home life. Take care of your children, education, investments, income and friendships. These are vulnerable to debts, disputes, setbacks, or health issues. Consider long distance property ventures through April 12. Connect work with research, but be patient with obstructions through June 20.
Gemini: Focus on your career and connect children, education, investments and independent projects with the workplace. You may spend more time at work than at home. Income and friendships are favorable through April 12. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car through May. Focus on relationships through June 20.
Cancer: Expect good fortune with property, family life and independent projects. Focus on your career, make decisions and consider work-related property through April 12. There may be debts, disputes or health issues relative to marriage and inheritance through June 20. Be careful with communications through mid-Sept.
Leo: Focus on research, language and ancient knowledge, but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through mid-April. Your status, family life, and entrepreneurial ventures may also be vulnerable. Divine grace may save the day. Focus on joint ventures with children, education and investments through June 20.
Virgo: Focus on partnerships and joint ventures. Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Status comes your way, but there may also be expenses and separations with relationships. There may be a windfall or inheritance. Be vigilant with property to avoid debts and disputes through June 20. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Libra: Lay low and take care of yourself. Be careful to manage debts, disputes, income, health issues and friendships. These are vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations. Your best bet is marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures through April 12. Take care of your children, education, investments and independent projects through June 20.
Scorpio: Be patient with income, friendships and older siblings. Connect your career with children, education and investments through mid-April. Think big and consider gold and government bonds. Expect progress with debts, legal work, and health issues. Enjoy status with property and home life through June 20.
Sagittarius: Focus on property, vehicles, home life and fixed assets. These do well. Work out of your home on writing, business and brokering. Beautify your home and auto (or buy new ones). Expect progress with your children, education, and property investments. Focus on work and independent ventures through June 20.
Capricorn: Connect your career with independent projects involving research, language, business and the fine, healing and performing or communications arts. Setbacks through mid-April are short-lived. Property, home life and real estate investments do well through April 5. Consider long-distance ventures, but expect expenses with same through June 20.
Aquarius: Be patient with short-lived setbacks. Donate to a charity for children and students. Focus on your own initiatives and property through April 12. Expect a lift in status with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures through mid-April. Expect both gains and setbacks with income and friendships through June 20.
Pisces: Exercise patience with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Same goes for your partner as well. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, take a leadership position and focus on business and communications — but be vigilant to manage stress, debts, disputes, obstructions and health issues. Consider long-distance ventures, but watch work expenses through June 20.
About the Author: David Hawthorne
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