Planetary Transits July 29 – August 4

(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)

Prediction from June 10 weekly column:

“Be especially vigilant during July and August, when Saturn is two degrees or less from the ninth aspect of Saturn. (There may be more problems with Covid-19 and/or other viruses.)”

Recent Headline: “Hospitals Overwhelmed Amid Surge in New Covid Patients”

Notes:  There have been two major planetary influences contributing to the recent disturbances worldwide. These include the stationary position of Rahu and Ketu in the 16-degree range (April 26 to July 12) — and the close influence of Rahu on Saturn (March 15 – September 19).

Continue to be vigilant during August and September; Saturn remains under influence of Rahu. The impact is relative to Covid-19, the masses, the elderly, immigrants, working class persons, agriculture and manufacturing – along with things of the earth, such as fires, flood, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. (Alaskan Coast Hit with 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake – Strongest in Decades.)

Sun transits Cancer, from 12:09 – 18:51°. Sun is under the ninth aspect of Ketu until August 5. Watch your heart, stomach, blood, bones and immune system. Presidents, leaders, physicians, administrators and government officials may be vulnerable to serious issues. The Sun is also closely conjunct Mercury until August 5. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.

Moon is waxing and transits Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and into Gemini.

Mars transits Leo, from 5:26 – 9:50°. Mars is strong in degrees which should be favorable for military, police, athletes, surgeons, executive decisions, and property matters. Mars is under the seventh aspect of Jupiter until August 5. Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.

Mercury transits Cancer, from 8:17 – 22:49°. Mercury is strong in degrees which is favorable for stocks, finances, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Mercury, however, is closely conjunct Sun until August 5. Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient.

Jupiter transits Aquarius from 5:46 – 4:57°. Jupiter is retrograde until October 18. The adverse effects are primarily for Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons — but only when Jupiter is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart. Jupiter is also under the seventh aspect of Mars until August 5. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies, and countries should be careful and patient.

Venus transits Leo, from 14:27 – 22:48°. Venus is strong in degrees, but is co-dependent on its dispositor (landlord) Sun, which is under the influence of Ketu. Take care of the women in your life and be patient with Venus significations, such as law, design, weather, medicine, luxuries, advertising, photography, transportation, architecture, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts, etc.

Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 16:19 – 15:48°. Saturn is in retrograde motion until October 10th. Retrograde Saturn is adverse primarily only for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) – but only when Saturn is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart.

Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 14:48 – 14:41° Rahu and Ketu are no longer stationary in the 16° range. This should be helpful, but continue to exercise patience through August. People, companies and countries with a rising sign between 12 and 16 degrees — or with any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) in these same degrees, should exercise a great deal of care and patience.

The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)

Aries: Take care of your pets, children, education and investments – connected with property, vehicles, home life and partnerships. These are vulnerable to setbacks and accidents. There may also be short-lived debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Your mind is creative; study design, fashion, architecture, or the fine, healing or performing arts. Work hard and expect success with your career. Earn from teaching, publishing and consulting through Sept. 14.

Taurus: Be vigilant with property, vehicles and home life – connected with independent projects. These are vulnerable to setbacks, debts, disputes, expenses and separations. Work on independent projects associated with writing, business, technology, education, children, investments, and creative projects – but lay low if you can. There may also be similar issues involving marriage, windfalls, accidents, or inheritance. Connect your career with research, knowledge, fortune and spirituality until Sept. 14. Write, teach, publish, consult and advise.

Gemini: Be vigilant with property, vehicles, home life, authority figures and entrepreneurial ventures to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. These should be short-lived, so wait them out. On the other hand, expect gains, income and friendships associated with partnerships and joint ventures. Remain patient with relationships, long-distance travel, or living abroad through next April. For some of you, there may be a windfall, inheritance, marriage, legal or insurance settlement.

Cancer: Be vigilant with your wealth, status, speech, family life, authority figures and independent projects. These may be vulnerable to setbacks. Same holds true with your career, and be careful at work to avoid accidents. Connect teaching, publishing, consulting and advisory roles with deep research and ancient knowledge. Remain vigilant to manage debts, disputes, setbacks in relationships, accidents, health or legal issues through Sept. 14.

Leo: Be vigilant this week. There may be setbacks with your health, wealth, status, reputation, or family life. Losses, expenses, or separations are possible. Consider a retreat, or long-distance venture and focus on your spiritual practices.  Divine grace may be on your side. Communications and independent projects remain forefront through August 10. Connect education, investments and creative projects with marriage, partnerships, and joint ventures – but also protect these from debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Sept. 14.

Virgo: Focus on your spiritual practices and be vigilant for one week. There may be losses, expenses, setbacks, insomnia, or separations – for you and with your wealth, status, family life or transportation. Take care of the women in your life and be careful when speaking and with what you eat. Make sure your assets, investments, and home life are safeguarded against fire, debts, theft, disputes, cheating, or legal issues through September 14.

Libra: Focus on income, friendships and siblings — but be patient with these, along with insomnia, expenses, separations, partnerships and joint ventures. These are all vulnerable to setbacks. Take a spiritual leadership position at work involving writing, business, technology, communications and international ventures. Independent projects may be associated with children, education, investments, property, vehicles, home life and spiritual pursuits through Sept. 14.

Scorpio: Be patient and vigilant in the workplace. There may be setbacks with your career, connected with debts, disputes, health, finances, expenses, accidents, separations, and foreign lands. Income, friendships and older siblings are also vulnerable. Fortunately, most problems are short-lived. Work out of your home on writing, teaching, publishing, consulting, advisory roles, and independent projects through Sept. 14.

Sagittarius: Connect your career with research and knowledge. Be patient, however, with setbacks, expenses and separations, and to avoid accidents at work. Focus on spiritual practices to add protective covering to your life. Income and friendships may also be vulnerable. Expect relief after mid-August. Focus on entrepreneurial ventures connected with writing, teaching publishing, consulting and advisory roles through Sept. 14. There may be wealth and status with these activities.

Capricorn: Be vigilant for one week to manage setbacks, marriage, windfalls, settlements, or inheritance — and to avoid accidents. Be patient with partnerships, joint ventures and long-distance ventures. There may also be expenses and separations with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through September 5. Focus on associations between foreign lands, ashrams, long-distance travel and spiritual journeys – with your wealth, status, and family life through Sept. 14.

Aquarius: Be patient with partnerships, joint ventures and comforts living abroad. These are vulnerable to debts, disputes, setbacks, health or legal issues. Do not take risks or chances – and be careful to avoid accidents. There may be gains, income or friendships associated with your own self-efforts and independent projects. Teach, publish, and advise through September 14.  Be patient with expenses and separations with foreign lands, ashrams, and spiritual journeys.

Pisces: Lay low for one week to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. These may be connected with your pets, children, marriage, education, investments, windfalls, settlements or inheritance. There may also be setbacks with partnerships, joint ventures and living abroad. Connect your career with ashrams, spiritual journeys or international ventures through Sept. 14.

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: ( and do “Bhoota” and “Deva” “Yagyas” (charities and chants) for the planets that cause adverse effects in your horoscope.

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