Astroview Weekly Column
Planetary Transits for May 8th — May 14th
(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Notes: Sun and Mars are both under the influence of Rahu and Ketu, respectively, through May 17th and May 20th. This may cause sudden, serious or explosive issues with presidents, leaders, the military, governments and property matters. Exercise a great deal of patience and watch your stomach, digestion, heart, blood, bones and cardiovascular system.
Jupiter is now in strong degrees in its ow sign, Pisces, through next March. This should be favorable worldwide, especially for law, justice and other Jupiter significations, including luck, religion, morality, banking education, teaching, publishing, consulting, husbands, children, astrology, and divine grace.
Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including India, USA, Russia and Ukraine), however, should be vigilant whenever transit Jupiter is within five degrees of their rising sign degree in any house, or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Transits for this Week:
Sun transits out of Aries, and into Taurus, May 14th at 6:59 p.m., CDT. Sun is closely conjunct Rahu through May 17th. This may cause sudden issues for leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments. Stomach issues, strokes or heart attacks may be possible and in the news.
Moon is waxing and transits Cancer, Leo, Virgo, and into Libra.
Mars transits Aquarius, from 23:16 to 28:31°. Mars is under the fifth aspect of Ketu through May 20th. This is NOT ideal for the military, police, athletes, executives and property matters. Sudden or explosive issues are likely.
Mercury transits Taurus, from 10:28 to 09:49°. Mercury is in retrograde motion May 10th – June 3rd. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a problem for most people. The impact is primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries – and ONLY when Mercury is within five degrees of the rising sign degree, or any other planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Jupiter transits its own sign, Pisces, from 05:17 to 06:38°. Jupiter outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for law, justice, religion, banking, teaching, publishing, advisory roles, and other Jupiter significations.
Venus transits its exaltation sign, Pisces, from 12:09 to 20:13°. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for women, romance, luxuries, fashion, design, and the fine, healing and forming arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Aquarius, from 00:27 to 00:44°. Saturn is weak in degrees, which does not completely support the masses, (including women needing health care services) 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 28:21 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: Continue to be a leader and connect with authority figures and large organizations. Take care of your mind, pets, children, education and investments. These are vulnerable to sudden issues through May 17th. Your best bet is to focus on your spiritual practices through May 20th. Get extra rest, and focus on yoga, prayers, meditation, etc. Be patient to manage stress. Partnerships remain subject to expenses and separations through May 22nd. Gain from your self-efforts. There is support for income and friendships. Be vigilant, however, 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 with property, vehicles, and domestic peace. These are vulnerable to sudden expenses and separations. There may also be stress in the workplace — involving debts, disputes, losses or foreign lands. Insomnia and intimacy issues are also possible. Be patient with setbacks or conflicts with income and friendships. Your best bet is with your pets, children, education and investments. Focus on business, writing, technology, communications, and intellectual property through June. There may be a marriage, windfall, legal or insurance settlement from now through March 2023. Teach, publish and advise.
Gemini: Be vigilant to manage sudden issues with authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures. Income and friendships may also be subject to stress and setbacks. Connect your pets, children, education and investments with your professional life. Redecorate your workspace and reach out to the women in your life. Be patient with expenses and separations with property, vehicles and home life through June. For some of you, there may be a relocation. On the other hand, you have a lot of support for your career – connected with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands – through next March.
Cancer: Be vigilant to manage sudden issues with your status, family life and authority figures in your career. There may also be delays, setbacks, accidents, vulnerability or transformations at work. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life seem to be fine. Focus on independent projects involving writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property through June. These are well connected with income and friendships. You may have 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 is close to any other planet by aspect or conjunction.
Leo: Be vigilant to manage sudden issues. These may involve father or religious figures, long-distance travel, (food) poisons or intoxications. These indications are coming from two different sources – so they are likely to manifest. Connect independent projects with research and knowledge, but be patient with delays and setbacks and to avoid accidents. Your best bet is to focus on writing, business, stocks, technology, communications and intellectual property in the workplace through June. Expect mixed results with pets, children, education and investments – ranging from delays and setbacks, to marriage, windfalls, inheritance, settlements, etc. — through next March.
Virgo: Be vigilant to manage sudden issues with ashrams, institutions, foreign lands, insomnia and intimacy. There may also be debts, disputes, health or legal issues relative to marriage, windfalls, or inheritance. Be patient to avoid accidents as well. On the other hand, connect your wealth, status and family life with partnerships and joint ventures – and expect good fortune with father and religious figures and long-distance travel. Focus on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property through June and expect good fortune with property, fixed assets and home life – with relationships through next March.
Libra: Sorry, most of the transit planets are under stress for your chart. (It is okay if you want to skip the rest of this information.) Otherwise, be vigilant to manage sudden issues with income, friendships or older siblings. There may also be stress relative to your mind, pets, children, education and investments. Be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Be careful with what you say and/or eat to avoid conflicts or health issues. 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 entrepreneurial ventures through next March – except for those connected with law, medicine or finance.
Scorpio: Be vigilant at work and with authority figures to manage sudden debts, disputes, health or legal issues. There may also be issues with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Expenses and separations are also likely with pets, children, education and investments. Your best bet is with partnerships and joint ventures. These are associated with income, friendships, writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. 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 from late May through next March.
Sagittarius: Be vigilant to manage sudden issues with father or religious figures and long-distance travel. There also may be stress or setbacks with pets, children, education or investments. On the other hand, expect gains with property, vehicles, and home life. Redecorate your living space with art, music, and luxuries. Connect your career with law, medicine, finance, social work, or psychology – but be careful to manage or avoid debts, disputes, health or legal issues through June. Divine grace may bless your home life from late May through March.
Capricorn: Be vigilant to manage sudden delays or setbacks, and to avoid accidents. Property, vehicles, and home life may also be subject to unexpected stress. 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, education and investments through June. Study stocks, writing, business, finance, technology and intellectual property. Connect independent projects with teaching, publishing, and consulting — associated with spiritual centers, institutions or foreign lands — through March.
Aquarius: Be vigilant with partnerships and joint ventures. These may be vulnerable to sudden issues. Additionally, be patient with communication and entrepreneurial ventures. These may be subject to serious stress. On the other hand, there may be good fortune with your wealth, status and family life. Work out of your home on writing, business and technology, but be careful with property, vehicles and home life to avoid accidents and to manage setbacks. Enjoy a taste of Utopia through July 11th. Many people will come to you for advice. Income and friendships are with you – late May through next March. Teach, publish, consult and advise.
Pisces: Be vigilant with debts, disputes, health or legal issues. These may be vulnerable to sudden issues. Your wealth, status and family life may also be under stress and setbacks. Be vigilant with what you say and eat and to manage expenses and separations. 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 involving writing, business and communications through June. Expect a lift and progress with your career from late May 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.
Vedic Chants of the Week:
Rudri Path by 21 Brahmins
Quote of the Week:
“As you become present — and thereby total in what you do — your actions become charged with spiritual power.” — Eckhart Tolle
Awakening Video of the Week:
Your Way Out of Depression | Eckhart Tolle
Special Link for those who practice Transcendental Meditation: