Planetary Transits for March 9 – March 15

Note: Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn are in weak degrees. The full Moon is March 12. Mars is under the


influence of Rahu (this is not absolutely not ideal). Venus is strong and in its exaltation sign (and alone is carrying the week). Rahu and Ketu remain stationary for their ninth week. This shows mixed and unfavorable results; lean toward patience.
Sun transits out of Aquarius and into Pisces, March 14 at 6:03 a.m. Sun is weak in degrees until March 19. Leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments should get extra rest.
Moon is waxing and transits Cancer, Leo, Virgo and into Libra.  The full Moon is in Leo, March 12 at 9:53 a.m. CDT.
Mars transits its mooltrikona sign, Aries, from 05:20 to 10:23°. 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 and earthquakes are possible.
Mercury transits out of Aquarius and into Pisces, March 10 at 3:13 p.m. CDT.  Mercury is weak in degrees until March 13. Be patient with stocks, business, computers, communications, and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 27:34 to 26:53°.  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 18:33 to 16:09°. 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 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 03:03 to 03:20°. 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.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 09:16 to 09:06°.  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, courageous, and make decisions. Recent issues you’re your children, education and investments dissipate, but expect less with these through mid-April. Partnerships are vulnerable through May.  Income, friendships and older siblings are subject to debts and disputes through June 20.
Taurus: Back off on leadership and be careful with workplace communications. Take it easy with your career, children, education, investments, property and home life. Expect gains mid-March to mid-April.  Avoid disputes over income or with friendships through May. Connect work with research, but there may be setbacks through June 20.
Gemini: Enjoy a few more days of success with your own initiatives, property and home life. Expect income and friendships, and gains property gains during March. Connect children, education, and investments with work. Beautify your workspace and consider a new car through May. Focus on relationships through June 20.
Cancer: Focus on work, make executive decisions and consider career-related property during March.  Recent setbacks with your status, health and self-efforts begin to dissipate. Expect improvement after mid-March. Enjoy property and home life through May. Be careful with marriage and windfalls to avoid disputes through June 20.
Leo: Spend a few more days on partnerships. Expect good fortune in general and successful ventures with property through 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: Recent personal issues involving debts, disputes or health dissipate. Be patient, however, with expenses, separations, insomnia and foreign ventures through mid-March. There may be a windfall or marriage during March. Expect happiness with joint ventures through May. Be vigilant with property to avoid debts and disputes through June 20.
Libra: Recent losses dissipate, but income and friendships remain vulnerable through mid-April. Your best bet is partnerships. Focus on law, medicine, finance, social work or psychology, but be careful with debts, disputes and your health through May. There may be expenses with children, education, investments and independent projects through June 20.
Scorpio: Spend another week working out of your home. Finish business and communications projects. Focus on a health regime, refinance debts, and manage legal work. Expenses with children, education and investments are likely through May. Enjoy status with property and home life throughJune 20.
Sagittarius: Spend a few more days on independent projects and then shift your attention to property and home life. Expect progress with your children, education, and property investments. Beautify your home and detail your car, (or buy a new one) before June. Focus on work and independent ventures through June 20.
Capricorn: Be patient for a few more days with setbacks. Expect good fortune with your own initiatives March 13 – 23. Property, home life and real estate investments should do well throughApril 5.  Connect your career with independent projects through May. Consider long-distance ventures, but expect expenses through June 20.
Aquarius: Recent setbacks with relationships dissipate. Focus on your own initiatives through April 5. Expect status with partnerships and joint ventures mid-March to mid-April. Good fortune is generally on your side through May. Expect both gains and setbacks with income and friendships through June 20.
Pisces: Recent expenses and separations with relationships dissipate. Remain vigilant for a few days to manage debts, disputes and your health. Expect a lift with your status and consider property during March. Get a haircut and buy new clothes, but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through May. Watch work expenses through June 20.
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