Planetary Transits for July 28 – August 4

Note: In the SAMVA* chart for USA based on the Articles of Confederation, the transits of the Moon’s nodes, Rahu and Ketu, afflict 6 of the 12 houses — July through Oct. This causes stress, calamities, and the instability the
Moon over northeast Greenland.
country is going through. Expect relief after the November election. * Systems’ Approach to Mundane Vedic Astrology.
Sun transits Cancer, from 11:27 to 19:07°.  Sun is outside of the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its landlord (dispositor), the fast-moving Moon, which is frequently weak due to transit influences.
Moon transits Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo.  Moon, in Taurus, is in its exaltation sign, July 28 – 30. The new Moon is in Cancer, August 2.
Mars transits Scorpio, from 03:57 to 06:51°. Mars is beginning to regain strength (it has been weak in degrees since May), which should be helpful for the police, military, athletes, executives, firefighters and property matters.
Mars remains in Scorpio until Sept. 17. This prolonged transit in Scorpio is not ideal for Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius rising sign persons, companies and countries, as Mars is transiting their 8th, 6th, and 12th (inauspicious) houses, respectively. These rising sign persons can safely wear a red coral gemstone (ring or pendant) to strengthen Mars.
Mercury transits Leo, from 01:51 to 13:53°.  This connects stocks, business, communications and intellectual property with leaders and governments.
Jupiter transits Leo, from 27:17 to 28:45°. Jupiter is now outside the orb of influence of Rahu and other planets, but is weak in degrees until Sept. 5. This is not as severe as the recent conjunction with Rahu, but there is still weakness with regard to law, religion, banking and education, along with children, students, educators, politicians, and religious leaders. 
Venus transits out of Cancer and into Leo, July 31, at 1:58 p.m. CDT. Venus is outside the orb of other planets, but is weak in degrees until August 4. Take care of the women in your life and be careful with the arts, luxuries, and transportation.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 15:54 to 15:44°.  Saturn is retrograde until August 13, which is challenging for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) whenever Saturn is within 5° of their rising sign degree or another planet by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 19:16 to 18:47°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 17 – 20° rising signs or with any planet at 17 – 20° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should remain careful and patient.
Note: Planetary remedies add protective covering to one’s 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.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”):
Aries: Focus on research and ancient knowledge.  There may be a wedding, windfall, inheritance, lottery winning or legal or insurance settlement. Spend another few days beautifying your home with music, flowers, artwork, and luxury items, or buy a new car.  Your children or investments are vulnerable to short-lived debts, disputes or health issues.
Taurus: Connect your children, education or investments with property, vehicles, and home life. Take a leadership position with entrepreneurial ventures. Recent disputes with communications and independent projects dissipate. Take care of partnerships and joint ventures. These are subject to losses, expenses, and separations through Sept. 17
Gemini: There may be status with your children, father, education, investments, independent projects, and authority or government figures. Speak up, take a leadership position, and focus on writing, business and brokering. Be patient with relationships, income, and friendships through mid-Sept. These are vulnerable to debts, disputes or health issues.
Cancer:  Enjoy continued status and leadership. Meet with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Focus on writing, business, brokering, communications and intellectual property. Watch your health, finances, and legal situation through mid-Aug. Connect your professional life with children, education and investments through mid-Sept.
Leo: Get extra rest and focus on retreats, ashrams, foreign ventures or institutional life through mid-Aug. Go on a vacation or take a water cruise. Recent entrepreneurial losses or expenses begin to dissipate. Dust off your keyboard and start your next writing or business project. Enjoy good fortune with property and home life through mid-Sept.
Virgo: Get extra rest and focus on retreats, ashrams, foreign ventures or institutional life – and be patient with expenses or separations through Aug. 18. There may be gains from large, spiritual, medical or government organizations or father figures. Connect research, property, and ancient knowledge with independent projects.
Libra: Focus on the workplace. Take a leadership position, expect gains at work and connect with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations. Be patient with short-lived expenses and separations with income and friendships. Expect status with partnerships, joint ventures, foreign lands, children, education and investments.
Scorpio: Expect gains, status, income, friendships and good fortune with your professional life. Connect your career with writing, business, brokering, communications and intellectual property through Aug. 18. Make executive decisions, and become a senior statesperson, but be vigilant to manage debts, disputes and health issues through mid-Sept.
Sagittarius: Expect a lift in the workplace, but continue to exercise patience. Income and friendships remain vulnerable; expect a lift with these after Aug. 3. Setbacks with authority figures are possible through mid-Aug. Focus on knowledge. Your children, education and investments are vulnerable to expenses and separations through mid-Sept.
Capricorn: Ease off with your professional life and the shift your attention to research and knowledge. There may be good fortune with same. Your spouse or partner may get recognition or take a leadership position, but may also be vulnerable to short-lived setbacks. Expect gains with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-Sept.
Aquarius: Be patient with your spouse, partnerships and joint ventures – and be careful if traveling abroad. These are subject to short-lived delays, setbacks, obstructions and accidents. Your partner may face short-lived debts, disputes or health issues. Your best bet is in the workplace. Make executive decisions and focus on independent projects.
Pisces: Tell your spouse or partner to be patient with short-lived debts, disputes or health issues through Aug. 18. Your pets, children, education or investments are also subject to the same. Continue to exercise patience in the workplace through mid-Aug. On the other hand, expect good fortune with your own status and family life through mid-Sept.