Planetary Transits for March 2 – March 8

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.
Chart of the Week:  Princess Grace Kelly (Nov. 12, 1929, 5:31 a.m., Philadelphia, PA) had the Libra rising sign, with Sun in Libra and Moon in Aquarius.  Venus in the 1st house is one of the 5 famous yogas and blessed her with beauty, talent and affluence. Mercury in the 1st house connected her with foreign lands. Ketu in the 1st house brought a philanthropic interest. Sun in the 1st house gave her a royal position. Mars in the 2nd house gave her courageous speech, along with wealth and status through marriage. Saturn in the 3rd house made her conservative. Moon in the 5th house connected her career with royal children. Rahu in the 7th house gave her a charismatic spouse from a foreign land.  Jupiter in the 8th house made her husband and children vulnerable to accidents and deathlike experiences. To view the reading of her horoscope:
Sun transits Aquarius, from 17:44 to 22:45°. Sun is closely conjunct Mercury until March 11. This connects leaders and governments with stocks, business, finance, communications and intellectual property. 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.
Moon is waxing and transits Aries, Taurus and Gemini.  Moon, in Aries, is under the 9th aspect of Rahu, March 2. Watch your emotional state. Moon, in Gemini, is under the 5th aspect of Ketu, March 6. Focus on spirituality.
Mars transits its mooltrikona sign, Aries, from 00:16 to 03:53°. Mars is outside of the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until March 8. Be patient with property matters. The military, police, athletes, surgeons, firefighters, and executives should get extra rest.
Mercury transits Aquarius, from 13:36 to 22:58°.  This connects stocks, business, communications, and intellectual property with unconventional, inventive, humanitarian efforts. Mercury is closely conjunct Sun until March 11. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient, as Sun rules their 12th, 8th and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 28:09 to 27:45°.  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 7 months as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 18:57 to 18:52°. This should be good for women, romance, affluence and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is retrograde until April 15, and in Pisces for 17+ weeks, until May 30th.  Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), however, should exercise patience with women, luxuries, entertainment and transportation as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 02:42 to 02:57°. 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 ideal 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.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 09:15 to 09:14°.  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 – and, at all time.
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 exercise care and patience, and at all time. 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:

Mystical Pendant

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 yourself.  Be direct, courageous, and make decisions. Take care of your children, education and investments; these may be involved with debts, disputes, or health issues. Marriage and partnerships are vulnerable through May.  Income, friendships and older siblings are subject to disputes through June 20.
Taurus: Focus on your career. Take a leadership position and connect with large, medical, spiritual or government organizations. Connect the workplace with children, education and investments. Avoid disputes over income or with friendships through May. Connect your career with research, but be patient with work-related setbacks through June 20.
Gemini: Expect good fortune with your own initiatives. Property and home life should do well. Income and friendships improve during March. There may be gains from property. Connect education and investments with your career. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car through May.  Focus on relationships through June 20.
Cancer: Expect a lift at work during March. Make decisions and consider an investment in property for your career. Be patient with setbacks. Be vigilant with your wealth and family life, and be careful around authority figures through mid-March. Enjoy property and home life through May. Be careful with marriage and windfalls to avoid disputes through June 20.
Leo: Focus on marriage and partnerships through mid-March. Expect good fortune and successful property matters and consider a yoga or sports guru during March. Work on independent research projects, but be patient with setbacks through May. Focus on joint ventures with children, education and investments through June 20.
Virgo: Take care of debts, disputes or health issues through mid-March; there may be expenses with same. For some of you, there may be marriage, windfall or inheritance during March. Expect happiness with partnerships and joint ventures through May. Be vigilant with property to avoid debts and disputes through June 20.
Libra: Take care of income, friendships and older siblings – these are vulnerable to expenses and separations through March 11. Focus on law, medicine or finance, but be vigilant with debts, disputes and your health through May. Connect children, education and investments with independent projects, but watch expenses through June 20.
Scorpio: Work out of your home on writing, business, communications and intellectual property through mid-March. March is good for working on a new health regime and refinancing debts. Expenses and separations with children, education and investments are likely through May. Expect status with property and home life through June 20.
Sagittarius: Expect good fortune with your career and independent projects through mid-March. Consider real estate and success with your children, education and all investments through March. Beautify and redecorate your home, detail your car, and/or consider a new car before June. Focus on independent projects through June 20.
Capricorn: Be patient with setbacks though mid-March. Focus on property, vehicles and home life through March.  This is also a good time to invest in real estate. Connect your career with your own initiatives and independent ventures through May. Consider international work, but expect expenses through June 20.
Aquarius: Exercise patience with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures; these are subject to setbacks, accidents, and transformations. Focus on your own initiatives through March. These can involve sports or property. Good fortune is on your side through May. Expect both gains and setbacks with income and friendships through June 20.
Pisces: Watch debts, disputes and your health through mid-March. There may be similar issues and/or expenses and separations with partnerships. Expect a lift with your status and consider property during March. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through May. Consider international ventures, but watch work expenses through June 20.
About the Author: David Hawthorne
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