Planetary Transits March 13th – March 19th

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Planetary Transits for March 13th — March 19th

(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)

Updated Video Horoscope for Ukraine:

Transits for this Week:

Sun transits out of Aquarius and into Pisces on March 14th at 2:46 p.m. EDT. Sun is under the fifth aspect of Ketu until March 19th. Presidents, leaders, physicians, administrators, and governments are under severe stress and may have issues with their hearts, stomachs, blood pressure, etc.

A lot of soul-searching is likely for most of us.  The best use of this time is in deep meditation and spiritual practices — along with charitable works.

Astrology Forecast: Sun Enters Pisces

Moon is waxing and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo.  The full Moon is in Virgo on March 18th at 3:17 a.m. EDT.

Mars transits its exaltation sign, Capricorn, from 11:01 to 16:14°. Mars remains closely conjunct Venus until March 22nd. Taurus, Scorpio, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including India) should be careful and patient.

Mercury transits Aquarius, from 10:51 to 11:39°. This connects the stocks, business, technology and communications with the masses and inventiveness, unconventionality, and humanitarian efforts.

Jupiter transits Aquarius, from 22:39 to 24:19°. Jupiter is in favorable degrees. This connects law, religion, children, and morality with the masses, along with inventiveness, unconventionality and humanitarian efforts.

Venus transits Capricorn, from 12:06 to 18:48°. Venus remains closely conjunct Mars until March 22nd. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies, and countries (including India) should be careful and patient.

Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 25:59 to 26:43°. Saturn is now weak in degrees (until Sept. 27th).  This is not ideal for the masses, along with manufacturing, agriculture and the oil, gas, and minerals industries. Fortunately, there are no afflictions to Saturn, which may be helpful.

Rahu and Ketu transit out of their exaltation signs, Taurus and Scorpio, (where they have been for the past 19 months) and into Aries and Libra, respectively, on March 16th at 20:53 p.m. EDT.

People, companies, and countries with planets or a rising sign between 0 and 2 degrees in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces) and between 28 and 30 degrees in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius) in these degrees, should be careful and patient. (Including USA and Ukraine!)

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

Aries:  Be vigilant for one week with your pets, children, education and investments. These may be vulnerable to sudden setbacks, losses, expenses or separations. Focus on your career and connect your work with partnerships, joint ventures, property matters and/or foreign lands. Be patient, however, to manage debts or disputes with income and friendships. Some good fortune may be seen with your professional life. Teach, publish and advise through April 12th.

Taurus: Be vigilant this week to manage delays, setbacks or obstructions with property, vehicles and fixed assets. After that, you should be able to expect income and friendships with these through mid-April. These may also be associated with large organizations and father or authority figures. Connect your career with writing, finance, business, technology and communications – related to children, education and investments. Continue to protect your health and finances — and to manage conflicts through March 22nd.  Research, language and ancient knowledge may be forefront through April 12th.

Gemini: Be vigilant for one week with communications, independent projects and entrepreneurial ventures. These may be vulnerable to unexpected setbacks. After that, connect these same significations with your career, large organizations and authority figures — and expect progress through mid-April. There may also be good fortune with property, vehicles and home life. On the other hand, continue to be patient with income, friendships, pets, children, education and investments. These remain vulnerable through March. Expect a major and positive 11-month lift with relationships after April.

Cancer: Be vigilant for one week with your wealth, status, speech and family life. These may be vulnerable to setbacks. After that, expect a lift and good fortune through mid-April. In the meantime, be patient with delays and obstructions with communications, and independent projects through March 23rd.  Connect your career, property, vehicles and home life with partnerships, joint ventures and international projects. Take care with your health, finances and to avoid conflicts through April.

Leo:  Be vigilant for one week. “Heyam Dukham Anagatam.”  (Avert the danger that has not yet come.). Focus on research, ancient knowledge and mystical sciences. Go deep, for example, into meditation and/or your spiritual practices to manage delays, setbacks and obstructions and to avoid accidents through mid-April. Communications and entrepreneurial ventures may be vulnerable to debts and disputes through March. Father and religious figures may also be vulnerable to same through April 7th.

Virgo: Be vigilant for one week to manage expenses, separations, intimacy, insomnia, institutions and foreign lands. These may be vulnerable to sudden setbacks. Focus on your health, finances and legal paperwork — and be vigilant when speaking to avoid conflicts through March 23rd. Your wealth, status and family life may also be vulnerable to setbacks. Just lay low for a while longer. Property, vehicles and home life have been vulnerable since Nov. 20th. Expect a major improvement with these after April.

Libra:  Be vigilant for one week to manage income, friendships and older siblings. These may be vulnerable to sudden setbacks. There may also be losses, expenses or separations with pets, children, education or investments through March 23rd. Your best bet is with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life – connected with marriage, partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands. These should do well through March.

Scorpio: Be vigilant for one week with your career and in the workplace. These may be vulnerable to sudden setbacks. Expect gains with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Work out of your home on writing, finances, business, technology and communications. Continue to be patient to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues, along with losses, expenses, insomnia and separations through March.

Sagittarius: Be vigilant for one week with father and religious leaders and/or long-distance travel. These may be vulnerable to sudden stress. The other transits seem more favorable. Connect your career with independent, entrepreneurial ventures involving writing, business, finances, technology and communications. Income, friendships, children, education and investments also contribute to your wealth, status and family life. Be careful and patient, however, through April and then expect a significant 11-month lift in your life.

Capricorn: Be vigilant for one week to manage money, marriage, sudden setbacks and to avoid accidents. Property, home life, and professional opportunities are forefront. Make decisions, be courageous, and enjoy life. Good fortune, father and religious figures and long-distance travel contribute to your wealth, status and family. There is also good support for writing, finances, business, technology and communications.

Aquarius: Be vigilant for one week with partnerships, joint ventures, and/or life abroad. These may be vulnerable to sudden issues. Focus on writing, business, technology, communications, research and mystical sciences — but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through March 23rd. Losses, expenses, and separations with father or religious leaders, long-distance travel, and entrepreneurial ventures remain possible through March. Retreats or institutional life can be considered through April 12th.  These may be associated with teaching, publishing and advisory roles.

Pisces:  Be vigilant for one week to manage debts, disputes or your health. These may be vulnerable to sudden issues. Do not engage stress. Take time in the mornings for yoga, exercise and meditation. Be patient with relationships, these may involve losses, expenses, separations, institutions or long-distance places. Expect gains from men and women who are like brothers and sisters — and from property and the fine, healing, or performing arts. Setbacks with these are also possible. There may be a windfall, marriage, or inheritance before the end of March. Expect a significant 11-month lift with your career after April.

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.

Here may be one way to help reduce tensions between Russia and Ukraine:

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