Planetary Transits for May 28 – June 3

Note: In the horoscope for the time of the original SpaceX Crew Dragon launch, the ruler of the chart, Mercury, was under the close affliction of the sub-period operating planet, Rahu; while Mars, ruling the 8th house of accidents and deathlike experiences, was afflicting Sun, ruling long distance ventures and end of life.  This most likely indicated some kind of a disaster. Divine grace intervened and the weather prevented a possible catastrophe.  

Here is the link to video with the horoscope for the time of the launch:

Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week

  • Sun transits Taurus from 13:11 to 19:54°.  Sun is under the 4th aspect of Mars until June 21st. This month-long influence connects 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 waxing and transits Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra.
  • Mars transits Aquarius, from 16:02 to 20:40°.  This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons, engineers, construction workers and managers and property matters.
  • Mercury transits Gemini, from 05:06 to 13:37°.  Mercury is closely conjunct Rahu until June 1. Be patient for a few days with stocks, business, finance, technology, communications and intellectual property.
  • Jupiter transits its debilitation sign, Capricorn, (where it remains until June 29th) from 02:48 to 02:26°. 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. Jupiter is in retrograde motion until Sept. 13th.
  • Venus transits its own sign, Taurus, from 23:22 to 19:09°.  This should be favorable for women, romance, medicine, finance, entertainment and the fine, healing, and performing arts. Venus is in retrograde motion, May 13 – June 25.
  • Saturn transits Capricorn, from 07:35 to 07:21°. 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.
  • Rahu and Ketu transit Gemini and Sagittarius, respectively, from 05:05 to 04:59°. This represents stress for persons, companies and countries with planets in “odd” signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius) between 4 and 5 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 vigilant for a few days with debts, disputes, health and legal issues. Enjoy 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 management skills at work. There may be an international venture. Be patient with your children, investments and education for a few days. Take a leadership position in general 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: Lay low and be patient with entrepreneurial ventures. There may be both gains and setbacks with income and friendships. Be patient for few days with property, vehicles and home life and then expect a lift. You are most likely restless and ambitious but do not take chances. Connect relationships with spirituality. Expect expenses with pets, children, education and investments through July.
  • Cancer: Be patient at work to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through June 17th. Focus on research and knowledge. Expect income and friendships associated with authority figures and large organizations. Be patient with your own initiatives and communications until August 1st. These are vulnerable to losses and expenses. Gain from property, vehicles, home life, women, and the creative arts through July.
  • Leo: Be a leader at work and connect with large organizations and authority figures. There may be a raise, promotion or award. Enjoy joint ventures, but be patient with debts and disputes. Take care to manage stress with your children, education and investments through June. Work with women, the creative arts, and entrepreneurial ventures through July.
  • Virgo:  Focus on your career, writing, business and communications.  Be vigilant with money and marriage through June 17th A long-distance journey is possible. Connect property, vehicles and home life with children, education and investments, but manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues with same. Listen to advice from the women in your life. Most things are favorable through July.
  • Libra: Connect relationships with children, education and investments, associated with property vehicles and home life. There may be both gains and setbacks with income and friendships through mid-June. Work out of your home 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 joint ventures through mid-June. Teach, publish and advise – independently — through June. There may be both gains and setbacks with income, friendships and siblings through July. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through June 17th. Relationships remain vulnerable to expenses and separations through July.

  • Sagittarius: Be patient with your career for three days and then expect a lift — due to partnerships. Connect children, education, investments and property with entrepreneurial ventures through June 17th. Speak up as a teacher, publisher and advisor through June. Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes with income and friendships through July.
  • Capricorn: Be patient with short-lived setbacks with your children, education, and investments through mid-June; however, a windfall with same is also possible. Insomnia, expenses, separations or long-distance venture are forefront. Be direct and speak up with courage. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life are forefront. Teach, publish and advise through June.
  • Aquarius: Connect joint ventures with property, vehicles and home life; work on your home and out of your home; and focus on entrepreneurial projects – and all of these — through June 17th. Be direct and make decisions. Good fortune is with your family life through July. Consider retreats, relocation or international projects over the next 2 years.
  • Pisces:  Be vigilant with communications, and patient with expenses and separations with your status through June 17th.  Connect joint ventures with property, vehicles and home life through July. During this time pursue writing, stocks, business, technology, and intellectual property – working out of your home. Connect income and friendships with retreats, institutions, foreign lands and being of service to others for the next 2 years.

About the Author: David Hawthorne