Astroview Weekly Column
Planetary Transits for October 16th – October 22th
(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Notes: Here is a link to an updated Vedic astrology reading for Donald Trump:
Rahu and Ketu remain stationary in the 19-degree range from Sept. 23rd until Nov. 29th. The prolonged (10-week) slow movement of Rahu and Ketu is not ideal — worldwide. Exercise care and patience and do not take risks or chances.
People, companies, and countries with rising signs between 17 and 21 degrees, or with planets between 17 and 21 degrees in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius should be especially careful and patient.
Transits for this Week:
Sun transits out of Virgo and into its debilitation sign, Libra, October 17th at 8:52 a.m., CDT. Sun is weak in degrees until October 22nd. Be patient with leaders, presidents, physicians, administrators and governments. Sun remains closely conjunct Venus until November 9th. Taurus, Scorpio and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Moon is waning and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo and into Virgo.
Mars transits Gemini, from 00:01 to 01:03°. Mars is weak in degrees until November 29th. There may be issues for the police, military, athletes, surgeons, executives, engineers, and property matters.
Mercury transits its exaltation sign, Virgo, from 13:11 to 24:41°. This should be favorable for stocks, business, technology, and communications.
Last week’s prediction: “…Cancer and Capricorn rising sign…countries (including USA, Russia and Ukraine) should be careful and patient. (USA Polarized by Political Differences and Legal Battles; Crimean Bridge Explosion Damages Russia Lifeline; Ukraine Civilians Under Relentless Shelling by Russia;)
Jupiter transits its own sign, Pisces, from 07:03 to 06:17°. Jupiter is in excellent strength. This should be favorable for law and justice – and sheds light on the illicit activities of deceptive and manipulative persons and organizations (e.g., those involved in the Jan. 6th insurrection or other illegal and fraudulent practices.)
Jupiter is in retrograde motion until November 23rd. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA, Russia and Ukraine) should be careful and patient when Jupiter is within five degrees of their rising sign degree in any house, or any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Venus transits out of its debilitation sign, Virgo, and into its own sign, Libra, October 18th at 11:09 a.m. CDT. Venus remains closely conjunct Sun until November 9th. Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.
Saturn transits Capricorn, from 24:27 to 24:24°. Saturn is in good strength degrees. This may be helpful for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, and working-class persons, along with manufacturing, agriculture, sustainable living, and the oil, gas and minerals industries. (Social Security Announces Largest Benefits Increase Since 1981 for 70 Million Americans.)
Rahu and Ketu transit Aries and Libra, respectively, from 19:22 to 19:14°. Rahu and Ketu are stationary in the 19-degree range from September 23rd until November 29th. The prolonged (10-week) slow movement of Rahu and Ketu is generally not ideal — worldwide. Additionally, people, companies, and countries with rising signs between 17 and 21 degrees, or with planets between 17 and 21 degrees in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius, should be especially careful and patient.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Be patient with partnerships, joint ventures, pets, children, education and investments for a couple of days, and then expect a positive lift. Focus on communications, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures. You should now have protection to help you overcome debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Oct. 25th. Income and friendships remain favorably connected with your career through November. Expenses or separations remain possible with father or religious figures and long-distance travel through mid-April.
Taurus: Take care of pets, children, education and investments for a couple of days to manage remaining debts, disputes health or legal issues, and then expect a lift. You should now also have support for retreats, ashrams, foreign lands and institutional life. Focus on stocks, business, technology, communications and intellectual property through October 26th. On the other hand, be patient with family life expenses and separations, through Nov. 13th and with stress relative to property, vehicles, fixed assets or home life through mid-Nov. Good fortune is likely with your career through mid-January. There may be a marriage, windfall, legal or insurance settlement through March 2023. Teach, publish and advise.
Gemini: Expect a good connection with pets, children, education, investments, and independent projects. Property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life should also do well. Work out of your home on business, brokering, finance, technology and communications – connected with entrepreneurial ventures, authority figures, and large or government organizations through October 26th. Income and friendships are now favorable and forefront. Take care with father figures and long-distance journeys through mid-January. Count on good fortune with your career — connected with marriage, partnerships, joint/international ventures – through next March. Teach, publish, consult and advise.
Cancer: There is still a favorable connection between family, property, vehicles, and home life. Work out of your home on projects involving business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Entrepreneurial ventures should do well through Oct. 26th. Connect your career with institutions and long-distance places – but be patient to manage losses, expenses and separations. Be patient with setbacks with relationships through mid-January. On the other hand, you may have support against debts, disputes, health or legal issues through next March — except when Jupiter is close to your rising sign degree or any other planet in your horoscope by aspect or conjunction.
Leo: Focus on writing, business, finance, technology and communications through Oct. 26th. Shift your attention to communications, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures – but do not burn the midnight oil. Get extra rest through mid-Nov. Continue to be patient with relationships, joint ventures, foreign lands, law and justice matters through mid-January. Mixed results are also likely with children, education and investments – ranging from setbacks and obstructions to marriage, inheritance, windfalls, legal or insurance issues or settlements — through next mid-April.
Virgo: Enjoy the exalted Mercury (Bhadra Yoga) in your first house – and focus on business, finances, technology, communications and intellectual property through Oct. 26th. Connect retreats, institutions and long-distance places with your status and family life, but be patient with losses, expenses and separations with these. Same holds true for women, luxuries, entertainment and the fine, healing or performing arts. You do have Jupiter in Pisces (Hamsa Yoga) in your seventh house through mid-April. This should be favorable for property, vehicles, and home life – connected with partnerships, joint ventures, or comforts living abroad.
Libra: Be patient for a couple of days and then expect a lift. Income and friendships are on the way — and provide support through mid-Nov. You will also have one of the five mahapurusha yogas (Malavya Yoga) in your first house, Oct. 18 – Nov. 11. This is considered one of the greatest yogas, which confers fame and fortune. Get a haircut, buy new clothes and consider a day spa. Currently, there is also support for retreats, ashrams, cruises and international ventures. Expect improvement with relationships through mid-Nov. Connect children, education and investments with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-January. Be vigilant with communications and entrepreneurial ventures through mid-April to manage debts and disputes.
Scorpio: Count on income and friendships – and gains from writing, business, finances, technology, communications, income and friendships through Oct. 26th. Connect your career and leadership capability with retreats, ashrams, institutions, foreign lands or international ventures through mid-Nov. Be patient, however, as there may also be losses, expenses or separations in the workplace. Take care of debts, disputes and health issues – as these may be vulnerable through mid-Nov. Work out of your home on independent projects through mid-Jan. The transit of Jupiter and Saturn (ruling your wealth, status, property, and family life), through favorable houses, should be helpful through next March. Children, education and investments may also do well through mid-April.
Sagittarius: Expect a lift and good fortune with income and friendships. Gain from women, luxuries, leadership, entertainment, father and authority figures and the fine, healing or performing arts. Enjoy the exalted Mercury (Bhadra Yoga) — blessing your tenth house of career through Oct. 26th. Focus on writing, business, finance, technology, communications and intellectual property at work. There should be relief relative to children, education and investments through mid-Nov. Be conservative with entrepreneurial ventures through mid-January — but expect long-term success through March 2025. You also have Jupiter in its own sign, Pisces, in your fourth house (Hamsa Yoga) until mid-April. This supports property, vehicles, and home life. Teach, publish and advise, from home. Divine grace is likely with you and your family.
Capricorn: Continue to be patient in the workplace. There may be setbacks, obstructions or accidents. At the same time, some career support is seen, connected with women, leadership, authority figures, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Expect a lift with father/religious figures and long-distance places/travel. Writing, languages, business, brokering, finance, technology and communications should do well through Oct. 26th. On the other hand, protect yourself from debts, disputes, health or legal issues with property, vehicles and home life through mid-Nov. Fortunately, your wealth, status and family life remain favorable through mid-January. Focus on independent projects – teach, publish and advise – associated with institutions, spiritual or religious centers, and long-distance places through next mid-April.
Aquarius: Expect an improvement with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures. Good fortune is with you. Connect with father and religious figures and consider a long-distance journey of a short duration (less than a month). A windfall, inheritance, legal or insurance settlement or lottery winning is possible. Connect independent, entrepreneurial projects with children, education and investments through mid-Nov. Consider retreats, ashrams or institutions through mid-January. Income and friendships support your wealth, status and family life through next mid-April. Speak up as a teacher, publisher, consultant or religious leader.
Pisces: Count on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and comforts abroad through Oct. 26th. Connect these with writing, business, brokering, finance, technology and communications. There may also be a windfall, inheritance, legal or insurance settlement. On the other hand, be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and health issues through mid-Nov. Gain from hard work and being of service to others – but exercise patience with expenses and separations relative to income, friendships or siblings through mid-January. The exalted Mercury in your seventh house of relationships, (Bhadra Yoga), should add protective covering. You also have Jupiter in its own sign of Pisces in your first house (Hamsa Yoga) until next April. This should indicate favorable professional opportunities. Teach, publish, consult and advise. 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.
Health Video of the Week:
Qigong for Vitality: Opening the Door of Life
Awakening Audio of the Week:
Ego Identity & The Path to Inner Peace – Eckhart Tolle
Quote of the Week:
“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious – as Presence.” – Eckhart Tolle