Planetary Transits for May 4 – May 10

Sun transits its exaltation sign, Aries, from 19:49 to 26:36°.  Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets and is in strong degrees.  This should be favorable for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments. It also connects these significations with the military, police and fire departments.
Moon is waxing and transits Leo, Virgo, and Libra.  The full Moon is in Libra, May 10th at 3:41 p.m. CDT.
Mars transits Taurus, from 14:41 to 19:27°. This should be good for property matters and for those in the police, military, or construction, and for athletes, surgeons and executives. Mars is under the ninth aspect of Jupiter, May 6 – 18. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient, as Jupiter rules their 8th, 6th, and 12th houses, respectively.
Mercury transits Aries, from 00:10 to 02:20°. Mercury is no longer retrograde, but is weak in degrees until May 14. Be careful with stocks, business, computers, technology, communications, and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 21:01 to 20:23°.  Jupiter is in good strength, but is co-dependent on the strength of its fast-moving dispositor (landlord), Mercury, which is frequently weak or afflicted. This undermines Jupiter’s significations, such as law, religion and education.
Jupiter is retrograde, Feb. 6 – June 9.  The impact of adverse effects is primarily for Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn – and only when Jupiter is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should also be careful and patient through mid-September as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 08:47 to 13:18°. Venus is in strong degrees and is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be good for women, romance, luxuries, design, affluence, photography, decorating, architecture, entertainment, and the fine, healing, and performing arts, etc. Venus is in Pisces until May 30th.  Aries, Leo, and Libra rising sign persons, companies, and countries, (including Donald Trump), should be careful and patient as Venus is transiting their 12th, 8th, and 6th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Saturn transits Sagittarius, from 03:04 to 02:44°. Saturn is retrograde until Aug. 25th. The impact of adverse effects is primarily for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising signs – but only when Saturn is within 5 degrees of the person’s rising sign degree, or another planet by conjunction or aspect.
Saturn is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 6 and is weak in degrees until Dec. 12th.  This is not helpful for the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons.  Expect problems relative to Medicare and Social Security, as well as for immigration, agriculture, manufacturing and the oil, gas and minerals industries.
Note:  In the SAMVA* chart/horoscope for USA, this Saturn transit causes serious issues relative to debts, setbacks, accidents, health and legal issues and deathlike experiences. Be vigilant and avoid stressful people and situations.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 06:24 to 05:35°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 4 – 6° rising signs or with any planet at 4 – 6° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient.
Transit Planet Effects for Each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries: Focus on your family life. Consider property matters. Speak up, be direct and take a leadership position. Connect with your children, education and investments. Manage short-lived issues with health, finances, conflicts and legal issues. Relationships remain subject to expenses and separations through May.
Taurus: Make decisions. Work with institutions and consider a retreat or a long-distance venture. Expenses or separations with children, education, investments, property, vehicles and home life are likely. Expect gains from women, luxuries and the arts. Manage disputes over income or with friendships.
Gemini: Manage losses, expenses and separations with income, property, vehicles, friendships, home life, relationships and entrepreneurial ventures. Connect your career with children, education and investments. Beautify your workspace and consider a new company car through May.
Cancer: Focus on your career and take a leadership position in the workplace. Connect with large, medical, spiritual, or government organizations. Be patient with entrepreneurial ventures. Expect good fortune with property, vehicles and home life. Seek advice from women who are like sisters.
Leo: Connect with your father or father-in-law, or religious advisor and enjoy any last-minute journey. Expect good fortune in the workplace. Make executive decisions and consider property matters. Combine entrepreneurial ventures with research and knowledge, but be patient with setbacks through May.
Virgo: Continue to exercise care and patience. You are going through transformations and are vulnerable to losses, setbacks, insomnia, expenses, accidents or separations. Focus on research, language and knowledge. The may be a windfall. Enjoy marriage and joint ventures through May.
Libra: Safeguard your health, finances, and legal issues – and be vigilant to avoid conflicts during May. Connect income and friendships with joint ventures, but be patient with setbacks, expenses, and separations through mid-June. There may be a windfall connected with relationships.
Scorpio: Be vigilant to manage income, friendships, marriage, partnerships and the workplace. These are all associated with debts, disputes and health issues. Connect your children, education and investments with long-distance ventures, but be patient with expenses with same during May.
Sagittarius: Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health issues at work and with authority figures.  Your children, education and investments are subject to same. Enjoy property and home life. Focus on independent projects through mid-June. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Be patient with short-lived setbacks with property and fixed assets. Be careful to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles. Connect property and home life with children, education and investments. Work on independent projects through May. Manage expenses and separations through mid-June.
Aquarius: Connect partnerships with entrepreneurial ventures, but be patient with short-lived setbacks. Work out of your home on property and independent projects. Expect good fortune with family life. Speak on spiritual knowledge. Focus on income, friendships, research and teaching through mid-June.
Pisces: Be vigilant to manage debts and disputes. Focus on independent projects, along with design, beauty, the arts, luxuries, research and knowledge through May. There may be a windfall, but be patient with delays and setbacks — and be careful to avoid accidents, also through May.
Planetary remedies add protective covering to 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.


About the Author: David Hawthorne 
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