Planetary Transits for March 23 – March 29

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:  Chuck Berry (American singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist and author — often referred to as the “father of rock ‘n roll) was born Oct. 18, 1926, at 6:59 a.m. in St. Louis, MO.
He had the Libra rising sign, with Sun also in Libra and Moon in Aquarius. (Double Libra and triple air sign.)
Here are the  main points from his chart/horoscope, according to Vedic astrology:
Sun in the 1st house gave income, friendships, courage, leadership and independence.
Mercury in the 1st house (under the influence of Rahu) gave persuasive and magnetic writing and communications skills, along with international ambition and recognition.
Saturn in the 2nd house gave the ability to measure his words and to lead the masses.
Ketu in the 3rd house gave setbacks (conflicts and lawsuits) relative to his own initiatives — and the use of social intoxicants.
Jupiter (debilitated) in the 4th house gave weak morals/religious path and entrepreneurial projects working out of his home.
Moon in the 5th house gave children, creativity and public favor.
Mars in the 7th house (as one of the 5 great yogas) gave property, a long marriage, and successful joint ventures — and contributed to his high energy and longevity of life.
Rahu in the 9th house gave ambition and charisma, and long-distance journeys of short duration.
Venus in the 12th house gave international ventures in entertainment, along with addictions, imprisonment, and extra-marital affairs.
He passed away on March 18, 2017 at the age of 90. when Rahu and Ketu were afflicting 6 of his 12 houses, which also undermined the strength of his Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.
Sun transits Pisces, from 08:39 to 15:35°. Sun is in strong degrees and is outside of the orb of influence of other planets.  This should be favorable for leaders, presidents, administrators and governments.
Moon is waning and transits Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and into Aries.
Mars transits its mooltrikona sign, Aries, from 15:21 to 20:20°. Mars is in good strength and is outside the orb of influence of other planets.  This should be good for the military, police, athletes, surgeons, firefighters, executives and intelligence agencies.
Last week’s prediction: “…volcanoes are possible… (Tourists and a BBC camera crew sprint for safety after Mount Etna erupts.)
Mercury transits out of its debilitation sign, Pisces, and into Aries, March 26 at 8:05 p.m. CDT.  Mercury is weak in degrees until March 30.  Be careful with stocks, business, computers, communications, and intellectual property.
Last week’s prediction: “Be careful with stocks…” (The S&P 500 and DJIA suffer worst falls since Trump’s election in November.)
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 26:06 to 25:15°.  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 12:14 to 07:56°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, affluence, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. 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 03:32 to 03:39°. Saturn is outside the orb of other planets, but is weak in degrees 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 08:59 to 08:46°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 7 – 9° rising signs or with any planet at 7 – 9° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Rahu and Ketu have finally completed their stationary position in the 9-degree range, (Jan. 11 to March 17).   This should be an improvement worldwide (except as indicated above).
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 sports, courage, decisions, competition, leadership, and property matters. Be patient with your health, finances, and legal issues. Expect expenses and separations with your children, education, investments and joint ventures through mid-April. Income and friendships are vulnerable through June. 20.
Taurus: Gain from property, vehicles, home life and fixed assets. Be patient with your children, education and investments. Short-lived debts or disputes over income or with friendships are likely. Property and long distance ventures should do well. Connect work with research, but manage obstructions with same through June 20.
Gemini: Expect most things to go your way. Focus on independent projects in business, education, investments and communications. Upgrade your workspace and consider a new company car. You may spend more time at work than at home. Income and friendships are favorable through April 12. Focus on relationships through June 20.
Cancer: Expect success with property, vehicles, home life, and independent projects. Focus on your career, make decisions, and consider work-related property through April 12. Be patient with debts, disputes or health issues relative to marriage and windfalls through June 20. Be vigilant with communications through mid-Sept.
Leo: Focus on research, language and knowledge, along with marriage, windfalls and inheritance. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through mid-April. Your wealth, status and family life may also be vulnerable. Connect joint ventures with your children, education and investments through June 20.
Virgo: Focus on partnerships, family life and long-distance ventures — but be patient with short-lived expenses or separations with same. Authority figures may come your way. For some of you there may be a windfall or marriage. Be vigilant with property to avoid debts and disputes through June 20. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Libra: Lay low – and manage debts, disputes, income, health and friendships. These are vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations. Your best bet is partnerships and joint ventures through April 12. Take care of your children, education, investments and independent projects through June 20.
Scorpio: Connect your career with children, education and investments, but be patient with expenses, separations, or long-distance ventures with same. Think big and consider gold or bonds through mid-April. This is a good time to manage your health, finances and legal matters. Property and home life should do well through June 20.
Sagittarius: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. These should do well. Work out of your home on writing, business and communications. Beautify your home and auto (or buy new ones). Expect progress with your children, education and property investments. Work on independent projects through June 20.
Capricorn: Connect your career with independent projects involving research, language, knowledge, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with short-lived setbacks through mid-April. Property, home life and real estate should do well through April. 5. Consider long-distance ventures, but manage expenses with same through June 20.
Aquarius: Expect good fortune with partnerships, joint ventures and long-distance places. Recent obstructions dissipate. Work on entrepreneurial projects. Make decisions and consider property matters. Focus on income and friendships and expect both gains and setbacks with same through June. 20.
Pisces: Get a haircut and buy new clothes. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents. Take care of your health, finances, and legal projects through mid-April. There may be weakness with relationships until March 30. Consider long-distance ventures, but watch work expenses through June 20.
About the Author: David Hawthorne 
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