Notes: Jupiter, Venus and Saturn are in retrograde motion. Contrary to popular belief, retrograde planets only cause problems when they are “functional malefic planets” for a particular rising sign — and only when they are within 5 degrees of another planet, or the rising sign degree (in any house) by aspect or conjunction.
Under Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology, each of the seven planets are favorable for nine rising signs and unfavorable for three rising signs. This is predicated on whether a “mooltrikona sign” falls in an inauspicious house, which are the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses.
(See below to learn which rising signs are vulnerable to the impact of the transit of Jupiter, Venus and Saturn.)
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
- Sun transits Taurus from 06:28 to 13:11°. Sun is under the 4th aspect of Mars until June 21st. This month-long influence could connect the government with military, police and national security intelligence activity. Taurus, Virgo and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
- Moon is waning/waxing and transits Aries, Taurus, Gemini and into Cancer. The new Moon is in Taurus, May 22nd at 12:38 p.m. CDT.
- Mars transits Aquarius, from 11:19 to 16:02°. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons, engineers, construction workers and managers and property matters.
- Mercury transits out of Taurus and into Gemini on May 24 at 1:24 p.m. CDT. Be patient with stocks, business, finance, technology, communications and intellectual property. Mercury is closely conjunct Venus until May 24th. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient for three days.
- Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, (where it remains until June 29th) from 03:02 to 02:48°. This is considered “infant state degrees” and undermines the strength of Jupiter and its significations, such as law*, banking, religion, education, husbands, children, teachers, advisors and consultants. *(Trump fires four inspector generals in recent weeks.) Jupiter is in retrograde motion until Sept. 13th.
Jupiter is a functional malefic planet only for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).
- Venus transits its own sign, Taurus, from 26:26 to 23:22°. This should be favorable for women, romance, medicine, finance, entertainment and the fine, healing, and performing arts. Venus is closely conjunct Mercury until May 24th. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient for 3 days. Venus is in retrograde motion, May 13 – June 25.
Venus is functional malefic planet only for Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries.
- Saturn transits Capricorn, from 07:44 to 07:35°. Saturn is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be an improvement for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, agriculture, and the oil, gas and minerals industries. Saturn is in retrograde motion, May 11 – Sept. 29.
Saturn is a functional malefic planet only for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA).
- Rahu and Ketu transit Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively, from 05:10 to 05:05°. This represents stress for persons, companies and countries with planets in “odd” signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius) between 4 and 6 degrees –or for anyone — whenever Rahu or Ketu are within 5 degrees of his or her rising sign degree (in any house), or any planet (by aspect or conjunction).
Note: Rahu and Ketu are stationary for three months (in the 5-degree range May 4 – June 15, and in the 4-degree range June 16 – August 5.) This is never an easy time and generally produces stress worldwide.
In this case, they may prolong problems relative to the global pandemic, the weather and environment, and global economics.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
- Aries: Focus on income and friendships connected with your career and hard work. Teach, publish, advise and be of services to others. Be patient with relationships for three days; these are vulnerable to debts and disputes. Enjoy a lift with your children, education and investments through mid-June. Take a leadership position and speak up as an authority figure.
- Taurus: Focus on property and your organizing and management skills at work. There may be a connection with international ventures. Be patient with your children, investments and education for three days. Take a leadership position and expect a lift with property, vehicles and home life through mid-June. Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health or legal issues through July.
- Gemini: Continue to lay low and get extra rest. There may be setbacks with income and friendships. Be patient for three more days with property, vehicles and home life and then expect a lift. Entrepreneurial ventures remain vulnerable through mid-June. You may be restless and ambitious. Connect with spiritual partners. There may be expenses with pets, children, education and investments through July.
- Cancer: Exercise patience at work to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through mid-June. Focus on research and knowledge. Expect income and friendships connected with authority figures and large organizations. Spend a few more days on writing, technology, communications, and your own self-initiatives. Gain from property, vehicles, home life, women, and the fine, healing or performing arts through July.
- Leo: Take a leadership position at work and connect with large organizations and authority figures. Expect good fortune with joint ventures, but be patient to manage debts and disputes with same. Be patient to manage stress with your mind, children, education and investments through June. Work with women, the creative arts, and entrepreneurial ventures through July.
- Virgo: Expect a personal lift and shift your attention to your career. Be vigilant with money and marriage through mid-June. A long-distance journey of a short duration is also possible. Connect property, vehicles and home life with your children, education and investments, but be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues with same. Ask for spiritual advice from the women in your life. Good fortune is with you through July.
- Libra: Expect an improvement with relationships. Connect partnerships with children, education and investments, associated with property vehicles and home life. Be patient with income and friendships; these may be vulnerable to setbacks. A windfall is possible. Work on independent projects through June. Focus on research, insurance, Wills, marriage, and mystical sciences through July. Investments should do well for the next 2 years.
- Scorpio: Connect your career with partnerships and joint ventures. Be patient for three days with income, friendships and siblings. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-June.Teach, publish and advise through June. Relationships are vulnerable to expenses and separations through July.
- Sagittarius: Be patient with your career for three more days and then expect a lift. Connect your children, education, investments and property with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-June. Speak up as a teacher, publisher and consultant through June. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes with income and friendships through July. Focus on independent projects for the next 2 years.
- Capricorn: Be patient with short-lived setbacks with your children, education, and investments through mid-June; however, a windfall is possible. Insomnia, expenses, separations or long-distance venture are likely. Be direct and speak with courage. Enjoy property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Teach, publish and advise through June.
- Aquarius: Connect partnerships and joint ventures with property, vehicles and home life. Work on your home and out of your home. Turn your house into a palace. Focus on entrepreneurial projects. Be direct and make executive decisions. Expect good fortune through July. Consider retreats, relocation or foreign lands over the next 2 years.
- Pisces: Shift relationships from entrepreneurial activities to property, vehicles and home life. Work out of your home on writing, business, finances, computers, and communications. Be patient with your status and family life through June 18th. Gain from teaching, publishing and advisory roles through June. Connect income and friendships with retreats, institutions, foreign lands and being of service to others for the next 2 years.
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