Planetary Transits for March 8 – March 14

Sun is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter; Mars and Jupiter are weak in degrees; Mercury is debilitated; Venus is exalted. Mercury and Venus are closely conjunct. Rahu and Ketu remain stationary in the 20°range. Expect mixed results. Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Libra, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should exercise patience.
Sun transits out of Aquarius and into Pisces, March 14th at 1:12 p.m. CDT.  Sun is under the 5th aspect of Jupiter until March 18th. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Moon transits Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and into Aquarius.
Mars transits Sagittarius, from 00:24 to 04:29°.   Mars is weak in degrees until March 15th.   Delay property matters. The military, police, athletes, firefighters, and executives should get extra rest.
Mercury transits its debilitation sign, Pisces, from 09:11 to 18:46°. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus until March 23rd.  Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Jupiter transits Libra, from 29:06 to 29:03°. Jupiter is weak in degrees until May 3rd.  This may cause delays or setbacks with law, banking, religion, education, children, and husbands.  Jupiter is retrograde until July 10th.
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 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 its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 07:27 to 16:09°. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, entertainment, education, health care, and the fine, healing and 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 13:42 to 14:06°. Saturn is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak due to the weakness of its landlord, 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 20:19 to 20:23°.  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 in the chart.  This suggests serious issues for the country through March. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Astrology.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign”:
Aries:  Shift your attention to father and religious figures. There may be a long-distance journey from now through April. Be patient with partnerships, joint ventures and life abroad. These are vulnerable to expenses and separations. Gain from investments, the government and authority figures.
Taurus: Continue to lead at work but be patient with setbacks. Take care of your children, education and investments, which are subject to debts, disputes and health issues through March 23rd. Be vigilant if abroad through April. There may be insomnia, separations and expenses.
Gemini: Continue to expect good fortune with entrepreneurial ventures. You may spend more time at work than at home. Redecorate your work space and connect with women, luxuries, and entertainment. Expect gains from partnerships and new relationships through April.
Cancer:  Focus on knowledge and be patient with setbacks. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles, home life, communications and independent projects. Be vigilant at work, however, to avoid debts, disputes, fire, theft, accidents, false allegations and cheating against you through April.
Leo: Spend another week on partnerships, and joint ventures. Continue to manage your money, status, communications and independent projects; these are vulnerable and going through transformations. Expect good fortune with your children, education and investments through April.
Virgo:  Be patient with expenses, insomnia and separations. Expect a lift with your money, status, reputation and family life – connected with joint ventures. There may be windfall with property and family life but be vigilant to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles through April.
Libra: Focus on a health regime, refinance debts, manage legal matters, and do your best to avoid conflicts.  There may be losses, expenses, insomnia, separations or international ventures through March 19th. Expect gains with your children, education, investments and independent projects.
Scorpio: Connect your career with your home life. Expect both gains and losses with your children, education and investments. Focus on business, brokering, communications, entertainment and the creative arts. There may be status from law, medicine or finance, but manage debts and disputes through April.
Sagittarius: Expect things to go your way. Connect your work and home life. Gain from property, vehicles and fixed assets. Redecorate your workspace. Focus on women, creativity, luxuries, and the fine, healing and performing arts. Teach, publish and advise through Sept.
Capricorn: Be patient with setbacks for another week. On the other hand, expect good fortune with your career and independent projects. Focus on business, communications, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts. There may be relocation before May; be patient with property and expenses or separations.
Aquarius: Focus on leadership and joint ventures. Take care of father and religious figures and be vigilant to avoid accidents through March 19th. Expect gains, income and friendships connected with property, communications, executive skills and independent projects through April.
Pisces: Spend another week on your health, finances, and legal matters, and be careful with authority figures. There may be a windfall with joint ventures — but tell your partner to be careful to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks through March 23rd.  Enjoy status in the workplace through April.
About the Author: David Hawthorne