Astroview Weekly Column
Planetary Transits October 10 – October 16
(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Note: Jupiter is in its debilitation sign, Capricorn, until November 20th. This indicates weakness with law, banking, religion, morality, education, publishing, teaching and consulting.
Last Weekʻs Predictions:
1. “Mercury…this likely indicates a complex situation with stocks, business, technology, communications and intellectual property.”
Facebook (FB), Instagram and WhatsApp all suffered outages midday Monday.
Stocks tumble on inflation and debt ceiling worries. The Dow closed some 320 points lower. The S&P 500 finished down 1.3%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell the most with a 2.1% decline. Tech stocks led the losses, with Twitter and Facebook among the weakest performers.
2. “Saturn…. oil, gas and minerals industries…are also vulnerable.”
Catastrophic oil spill off the coast near Huntington, California is comprised of an estimated 144,000 gallons of crude oil; kills fish, damages wetlands and forces business owners to close shops.
Sun transits Virgo, from 22:57 to 29:53°. This connects presidents, physicians, administrators and governments with business, technology, communications, and intellectual property. Sun is closely conjunct Mars until October 22. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient.
Moon is waxing and transits Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and into Aquarius.
Mars transits Virgo, from 22:17 to 26:54°. Mars is closely conjunct Sun until October 22. Virgo, Capricorn, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient.
Mercury transits Virgo, from 21:48 to 16:09°. Mercury moves away from the close conjunction with Sun and Mars and ninth aspect of Jupiter. This may indicate an improvement with stocks, finance, business, technology, communications and intellectual property.
Mercury is retrograde until October 18. The adverse effects are primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising signs – and only when Mercury is within five degrees of another planet or the rising sign degree (in any house) by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart.
Jupiter transits Capricorn, from 28:16 to 28:10°. Jupiter is in retrograde motion until October 18. The adverse effects are primarily for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons — and only when Jupiter is within five degrees of another planet or the rising sign degree (in any house) by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart.
Venus transits Scorpio from 08:49 to 16:21°. Venus is closely conjunct Ketu, until October 14. This connects women and the fine, healing and performing arts with spiritual practices/progress. There may also, however, be setbacks and karmic events with these as well. Take care of the women in your life and watch for news about well-known women.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn from 12:43 to 12:45°. Saturn is out of its retrograde motion, and is only under the wide ninth aspect of Rahu through October 20. We may see some improvement for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, working-class persons and immigrants. Manufacturing, agriculture, and the oil, gas and minerals industries may also start to improve.
Rahu and Ketu transit their exaltation signs, Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 08:23 to 08:11°. People, companies and countries with a rising sign between 10 to 6 degrees — or with any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) in these same degrees, should be careful and patient.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Work on your health, finances, and legal documents until Oct. 20. Stay out of conflicts; other people may take you the wrong way. Be patient with your mind, children, education and investments. These are subject to debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Oct. 16. Joint ventures and life abroad are vulnerable and transformative through October. Teach, publish and advise. Expect gains, income, friendships and good fortune in the workplace through November 20.
Taurus: Be patient to manage debts, disputes, health and legal issues with partnerships, joint ventures and life abroad through October 13. Focus on your children, education and investments through October. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life are subject to expenses and separations through October 21 and stress in general through mid-November. Your best bet is your professional life. There may also be a windfall, inheritance or settlement before November 20. Father and religious figures, however, remain vulnerable during this time.
Gemini: Connect your health and entrepreneurial ventures with home life. Expect gains with property, vehicles and fixed assets. Work out of your home on stocks, finance, writing, business, computers, technology and intellectual property. Protect your pets, mind, children, education and investments. These are subject to debts, disputes, health and legal issues through October. Be patient with joint ventures, partnerships, and life abroad through November 20. Father and religious figures — and long-distance travel remain vulnerable through next mid-April.
Cancer: Be patient with property, vehicles, and home life through October 13. These may be vulnerable to delays or setbacks. Focus on independent and entrepreneurial projects. Connect these with writing, business, technology, and intellectual property – along with your career, authority figures and large organizations. Be vigilant with relationships and foreign lands to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues through November 20.
Leo: Focus on your wealth, status and family life. These should do well. Work on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Good fortune is on your side. Be patient with independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures through October 13. Take care of your children, education and investments through November 20. These may be vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues.
Virgo: Be patient with your wealth, status, speech, family life and entrepreneurial ventures through October 13. These are vulnerable to fluctuations. There may also be stress due to losses, expenses, setbacks, accidents, marriage, insomnia, intimacy, separations, institutions and foreign lands through October 22. Focus on yourself, along with writing, business, finances, technology, communications and intellectual property through October. Your best bet is to connect property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life with your children, education and investments through November 20.
Libra: Be vigilant to manage stress, setbacks and fluctuations through October 13. This is, however, a better time for spiritual practices; take time for yoga, religion, meditation, etc. Income, friendships, partnerships, and joint ventures are likely vulnerable to losses, expenses and separations through October 16. Expect a life with children, education and investments. Work out of your home on independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures through November 20.
Scorpio: Be patient with expenses, separations, insomnia, ashrams, institutions and foreign lands through October 13. These are likely vulnerable to fluctuations. Be careful at work and with the government and authority figures to manage debts, disputes, fire, theft, cheating or false allegations against you through October 22. Expect gains with income, friendships, writing, business, finances, technology, communications and intellectual property through October. Work out of your home on independent projects connected with law, religion, education, publishing and consulting through November 20.
Sagittarius: Be patient with income, friendships and the women in your life through October 13. These are likely vulnerable to stress and fluctuations, including losses, expenses, separations, hospitalizations, etc. On the other hand, expect good fortune with children, education and investments – connected with your professional life. Take a leadership position at work; ask for a raise or promotion. Focus on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Work on independent projects and speak up as a teacher, publisher, consultant or religious advisor through November 20.
Capricorn: Be vigilant at work through October 13. There may be stress, setbacks, fluctuations, etc. Take care with property, vehicles and home life and to avoid accidents through October 22. Fortunately, divine grace is with you through October. There may also be long-distance travel or a visit with your guru. Focus on business, technology and communications. Teach, publish and advise through November 20. Connect with institutions – such as schools, prisons, hospitals. Consider a retreat, relocation or foreign land.
Aquarius: Take care of father and religious figures and be careful with long-distance travel. These may be vulnerable to stress, setbacks and fluctuations through October 13. Connect work with women, the arts and spiritual knowledge. Be patient with communications, relationships and independent projects. These are undergoing transformations through October 22. There may also be a windfall or inheritance. Be patient with expenses and separations with income, friendships and siblings through November 20.
Pisces: Continue to be vigilant with marriage, windfalls and inheritance and to avoid accidents through October 13. There may also be debts, disputes, health or legal issues connected with your wealth, status and family life through October 22. On the other hand, expect a lift with partnerships, joint ventures and foreign lands through October. There may also be modest gains and income, along with friendships connected with law, religion, teaching, publishing and advisory roles through November 20.
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://planetarysara.com/mystical-pendants-kavaches/) and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that cause adverse effects in your horoscope.
Quote of the Week:
People often put all sorts of conditions on their happiness. They say, “I can’t be happy until I graduate from school. I can’t be happy until I get a different job. I can’t be happy until I meet the right person to marry. I can’t be happy until I’m in New York City.”
The Master tells us, “Be happy all the time, regardless of outer conditions.” While enroute by car to New York City, you might as well enjoy the scenery. Why be gloomy all the way there? Enjoy talking to the gas station attendant; enjoy the food you eat along the way; enjoy the journey. Be happy now! Why postpone your happiness until some outer condition is fulfilled?
Likewise, in our journey toward God, we need not wait until the ultimate divine union is attained in order to be happy. Master used to tell us that his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, did not permit solemn faces on disciples who had come to the ashram to seek God. He would say to them: “Are you attending a funeral ceremony? Don’t you know that finding God is the funeral of all sorrows?” Never be glum. Don’t take this life too seriously. Learn to face every day with a smile. Make up your mind in the morning: “Today I am going to be cheerful. I will find ways to be happy, and I will give smiles to everyone I meet.”
– Swami Bhaktananda Giri
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