Astroview Weekly Column
Planetary Transits for May 1st – May 7th
(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Note: Jupiter, in its own sign Pisces, has moved away from the unfavorable fifth aspect of Ketu. Jupiter is now gaining strength and will be strong in the five-degree range by May 7th. This is a significant improvement for nine of the twelve rising signs. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including India, USA, Russia and Ukraine) should be vigilant whenever transit Jupiter is within five degrees of their rising sign degree or any other planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Fortunately, Jupiter will now be strong in degrees in Pisces through March 2023. This should be favorable worldwide, especially for law, justice and other significations, such as luck, religion, morality, banking education, teaching, publishing, consulting, husbands, children, astrology, and divine grace.
Jupiter, which is a functional malefic planet for Ukraine, will move away from the country’s “Most Effective Point” (rising sign degree) by May 17th, where it has been afflicting four houses since April 1st. This may start to bring some relief into the situation.
(Rahu and Ketu will continue to cause issues in six of the twelve houses through June, but to a lesser extent than they were from mid-January through March.)
Last Week’s Prediction:
“This connects the government with the military…” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine where they met with President Volodymyr Zelensky to pledge U.S. support in the war and announce that U.S. diplomats would be returning to Ukraine.
Transits for this Week:
Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 16:39 to 23:26°. This connects the government with the military, police, property, executives, athletes, executives and executioners. Sun is outside the orb of other planets. This should be favorable for leaders, presidents, physicians, and administrators.
Moon is waxing and transits Aries, Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer.
Mars transits Aquarius, from 17:59 to 23:16°. Mars is outside the influence of other planets. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives and property matters.
Mercury transits Taurus, from 06:56 to 10:28°. Mercury is outside the close influence of other planets. This should be better for stocks, business, finance, technology, communications and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits its own sign, Pisces, from 03:52 to 05:17°. Jupiter is closely conjunct Venus through May 5th. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including India) should be careful and patient.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 04:10 to 12:09°. Venus is closely conjunct Jupiter through May 5th. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA, Russia and Ukraine!) should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits its own sign, Aquarius, from 00:07 to 00:27°. Saturn is outside the influence of other planets but is weak in degrees, which may not support the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons, along with manufacturing, agriculture and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Rahu and Ketu transit Aries and Libra, respectively, from 28:18 to 28:21°. Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 28° range until June 16th. This is NOT ideal worldwide. People, companies, and countries with planets or a rising sign between 0 and 1 degrees in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces) or between 26 and 30 degrees in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius), should be careful and patient.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Be patient with partnerships, and joint ventures through May 22nd. These may be connected with losses, expenses, separations or foreign lands. Focus on income, friendships, and older siblings. Gain from property, your own initiatives, your organizing skills, and men who are like brothers. Enjoy your pets, children, education and investments. These, along with leadership and large, medical, spiritual or government organizations are forefront through May 14th. Be vigilant when speaking to avoid disputes. There may be long-distance journeys through next March. Take care of father and religious figures until then as well.
Taurus: Be vigilant for a few days to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. There may also be debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Gain from women and the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with expenses or separations with property, vehicles, fixed assets, or home life through May 14th. Connect your career with property matters, foreign lands and/or men who are like brothers. Make executive decisions, but there may be losses at work. Pets, children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits are forefront. Focus on writing, business, finance, technology and communications. For some of you, there may be a marriage, windfall, legal or insurance settlement from now through March 2023. Teach, publish and advise.
Gemini: Expect good fortune from entrepreneurial ventures. Redecorate your workspace, connect with women who are like sisters and focus on the fine, healing or performing arts. Teach, publish, consult and advise. Income and friendships are connected with authority figures and large organizations. Be patient with property, vehicles and home life. These may be vulnerable to losses, expenses, or separations. Expect a lift with pets, children, investments, education and spiritual pursuits. Count on a positive trend with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands – connected with your career – from now through March 2023.
Cancer: Continue to take a leadership position at work. Reach out to authority figures and focus on research and knowledge. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents in the workplace. Gain from independent projects, and from writing, business, finance, technology, communications and intellectual property. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through May 18th. There may be support against debts, disputes, health or legal issues through next March — except for when Jupiter is within three degrees of your rising sign degree – in any house – or any other planet by aspect or conjunction.
Leo: Good fortune is on your side through mid-May. Connect with father and religious figures. There may be a long-distance journey of a short duration, (two weeks or less.) Expect improvement with partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands. Focus on independent projects in research, or in the Vedic sciences (jyotish, ayurveda, gandharva veda, or sthapatya veda), through May 22nd. There may be mixed results with pets, children, education and investments – ranging from delays and setbacks, to marriage, windfalls, inheritance, settlements, etc. through next March.
Virgo: Focus on father/religious figures and consider long-distance travel through June. There may be good fortune with writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Wealth and status are connected with partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands or institutional life. Be patient with short-lived stress through mid-May involving insomnia, expenses, separations, marriage windfalls, inheritance, and legal or insurance settlements. Expect good fortune with property, fixed assets and home life – connected with relationships through next March.
Libra: Be vigilant with debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Exercise patience before speaking to avoid conflicts — and be careful when eating to avoid bad food. Expect income and friendships with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. These are connected with pets, children, education and investments. Consider investments in gas, oil, property, agriculture or manufacturing. Study yoga, sports or martial arts. Be patient with expenses, separations, insomnia, foreign lands and institutional life through June. Be careful to manage stress with communications and entrepreneurial ventures through next March.
Scorpio: Continue to be vigilant at work through mid-May to manage or avoid debts, disputes, accidents, health or legal issues. There may also be stress with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Connect income and friendships with marriage, partnerships and joint ventures. Be patient with losses, expenses and separations relative to pets, children, education or investments through May 22nd. The slow-moving and favorable (for your chart) Jupiter and Saturn are transiting good houses. These should reduce the chance for grave mishaps or misfortunes through next March.
Sagittarius: Expect good fortune with pets, children, education, and investments – connected with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-May. You also have support for property, vehicles, and fixed assets through May 22nd. Redecorate your home – with art, music and luxuries — and consider a new car. Connect your career with law, medicine, finance, social work, or psychology – but be careful to manage or avoid work-related debts, disputes, health or legal issues through June. Divine grace may bless your home life from now through March!
Capricorn: Be patient with short-lived setbacks and to avoid accidents with property, vehicles and home life through mid-May. Connect your career with independent projects through May 22nd. These can be associated with women, design, fashion and the fine, healing or performing arts. Expect good fortune with your children, (who may be on a long-distance journey) education and investments through June. Study stocks, writing, business, finance, technology and intellectual property. Connect independent projects with teaching, publishing, and consulting — associated with religious or spiritual centers, institutions or foreign lands — through March.
Aquarius: Connect partnerships and joint ventures with independent projects through mid-May. There may also be good fortune with your wealth, status and family life – connected with women, father figures, and/or the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with property and vehicles to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through June. You can, however, work out of your home on writing, technology and communications. Enjoy a taste of Utopia through July 11th. Many people will come to you for advice. Income and friendships are with you through March. Teach, publish, consult and advise.
Pisces: Continue to be vigilant with what you have to say and eat through May 14th. Losses, expenses and separations – with property and/or family life – remain possible through May 16th. (These can be connected with long-distance places.) Be patient with short-lived delays and setbacks — and be careful to avoid accidents through May 22nd. Focus on beauty, fashion and design. Women and the fine, healing or performing arts are forefront. There may be a windfall. Connect partnerships, joint ventures and comforts living abroad with independent projects through June. Expect a lift and progress with your career through next March. Teach, publish, consult and advise. Career ideas abound. Many people will come to you for advice.
Note: Planetary remedies add a protective covering to life. Strengthen your favorable planets (with color and gemstone therapy and/or the mystical pendant known as the kavach: (https://astroview.com/mystical-pendant/) and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that cause adverse effects in your horoscope.
Health Tip of the Week:
I recently had a health consultation with Dr. Mark Toomey at The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa: https://theraj.com/. In my opinion, he is a gifted Ayurvedic professional and I highly recommend a consultation with him.
Just so you know, he begins the session by taking your pulse – BEFORE he asks you anything about your symptoms — and then he will pretty much tell you exactly what is going on with your health. He then makes recommendations that are simple and helpful.
For example, he now has me on an easy detox program for two weeks – and I am already feeling better. I am using several products he recommended – herbs, for example, that you boil and drink as tea – but these may or may not be what he would recommend for you. I do suggest that you buy the herbs from The Raj – because of their careful attention to the organic purity of the products they sell.
Vedic Chants of the Week:
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra | 108 Times Chanting By 21 Brahmins|
Quote of the Week:
“If you accept that the relationships are here to make you conscious instead of happy, then relationships will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world.” Eckhart Tolle
Awakening Video of the Week:
A Retreat for Your Mind | Eckhart Tolle
Special Link for those who practice Transcendental Meditation: