Note: Sun, ruling governments, is debilitated in Libra from mid-October to mid-November every year, when the USA holds national elections. This date was originally established as it fell between the time farmers finished harvesting crops and before the beginning of the heavy snows. In 1845 Congress mandated the first Tuesday of November as a uniform national date for choosing Presidential electors.
This debilitation of the Sun, every year, likely contributes to the problems that frequently occur around our elections.
In view of this, the country might be better served to move elections to the first Tuesday in May, when Sun is in its exaltation sign, Aries; or in September when Sun is in its own sign, Leo.
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits out of Virgo, and into its debilitation sign, Libra, Oct. 16th at 8:35 p.m. CDT. Presidents, leaders, physicians, and administrators should expect less and get extra rest through mid-Nov.
Moon is waning/waxing and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and into Sagittarius. The new Moon is in Virgo, Oct. 16th at 2:31 p.m.
Mars transits Pisces from 26:31 to 24:26°. CDT. Mars is under the close 5th aspect of Ketu, until Oct. 24th (with the most difficult time being Oct. 4 – 20). This is a vulnerable time for sports, surgeons, the military, police, property, construction, engineering, executives, et al.
Mars is in retrograde motion until November 13th. The adverse effects are primarily for Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio horoscopes – but only when Mars is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction.
Mercury transits Libra, from 17:26 to 12:58°. Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This connects business, writing, technology, communications, and intellectual property with women, justice, and the fine, healing and performing arts. *Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing to Nominate a Woman to the Supreme Court.
Mercury is retrograde until November 3rd (national elections). The adverse effects are primarily for Aries, Libra and Aquarius horoscopes – but only when Mercury is within 5 degrees of the rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction.
Jupiter transits its own sign, Sagittarius, from 24:53 to 25:38°. Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets and is in good strength. This should be helpful for law, religion, education, publishing, teaching, and consulting.
Venus transits Leo, from 20:27 to 28:47°. Venus is outside the orb of other planets. This connects the law, women, luxuries, medicine, and the fine, healing and performing arts with the government. (Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing to Nominate a Woman to the Supreme Court.)
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 01:24 to 01:37°. Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient whenever Saturn is close to any of their planets or rising sign degree, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, (where they will be until March 16, 2022) from 27:39 to 27:10°. Persons, companies and countries with a rising sign between 28 and 26 degrees — or any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) between 28 and 26 degrees, should be careful and patient.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Lay low, get extra rest and focus on your spiritual practices through Oct. 24th. Be patient for another day or two and then expect an improvement with your pets, children, education and investments. Study the fine, healing or performing arts. Consider a retreat, relocation, or foreign travel Oct. 3 – Dec. 23. Divine grace is on your side through mid-Nov.
Taurus: Be patient with expenses, separations, insomnia, intimacy, retreats and foreign lands through Oct. 24th. Take care of your pets, children, education, investments, property and home life. There may be a windfall, marriage, inheritance, or legal/insurance settlement before mid-Nov. Expect a lift with professional matters in Dec., which should continue for seven years.
Gemini: Be vigilant with income and friendships through Oct. 24th. These are connected with work – but vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Connect entrepreneurial ventures with pets, children, education and investments. Work on independent projects involving women, luxuries, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Consider partnerships and joint ventures through mid-Nov.
Cancer: Be patient at work to manage setbacks through Oct. 24th. Some level of good fortune remains with you during this time. There may be a lift with women, luxuries, property, vehicles, home life and the fine, healing and performing arts. Work out of your home on writing, business, technology, communications and independent projects.
Leo: Take care of father and spiritual figures through Oct. 24th. Focus on entrepreneurial ventures involving writing, business, technology and communications. Upgrade your appearance, and focus on the fine, healing or performing arts. Your children, education and investments should do well through mid-Nov.
Virgo: Be patient with expenses or separations with your family through Oct. 22nd. Be vigilant to manage setbacks, marriage, inheritance, and legal/insurance settlements, and to avoid accidents through Oct. 24th. Speak up as an authority figure and consider retreats and foreign lands. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications. Enjoy property, vehicles, and home life through mid-Nov.
Libra: Take care with partnerships through Oct. 24th. Expect improvement with income and friendships. These are forefront for one month. Be patient with expenses and separations; consider a retreat or foreign land; and work on writing, busines, technology and communications through late Nov. Focus on independent projects (teach, publish and advise) through mid-Nov.
Scorpio: Take care with debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Oct. 24th. Connect work with women, luxuries, retreats, foreign lands, or the fine, healing or performing arts. Be patient with income, friendships and work-related losses and expenses through mid-Nov. Teach, publish and advise through mid-Nov. There may be periods of stress with your children, education and investments through Dec. 23rd.
Sagittarius: Take care of your pets, children, education and investments through Oct. 24th. Gain from large, spiritual, medical or government organizations and authority figures through mid-Nov. Expect good fortune with income and friendships. Focus on writing, business, technology and intellectual property. Seek spiritual advice from the women in your life. Focus on spirituality with your home life through Dec. 23rd.
Capricorn: Be vigilant with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through Oct. 24th. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents in the workplace. Retreats, relocation and foreign lands are favorable through mid-Nov. Work on independent projects connected with spiritual practices through Dec. 23rd.
Aquarius: Be patient with setbacks and entrepreneurial ventures through Oct. 24th. Expect a lift with partnerships and joint ventures involving women and the fine, healing or performing arts. Work on writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property through late Nov. Focus on spiritual projects through Dec. 23rd.
Pisces: Be patient with setbacks through Oct. 24th. Speak up on spiritual knowledge. Protect yourself from debts, disputes, health and legal issues through mid-Nov. Connect partnerships with research and ancient knowledge, but be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues as well. Teach, publish and advise at work through mid-Nov. Make decisions, take executive action and enjoy yoga, sports or marital arts through Dec. 23rd.
About the author: David Hawthorne