(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
There are two major planetary influences worldwide that are contributing to disturbances (war, fires, floods, violence, tornadoes, continuation of the pandemic, et al).
These include the stationary position of Rahu and Ketu (April 26 to July 12), and the close influence of Rahu on Saturn (March 15 – September 19).
(These are discussed further, below.)
These prolonged influences are pressure cookers and are difficult to manage or endure.
Take care of your family, exercise a great deal of patience, and focus on your spiritual practices.
It is likely that by mid-September the world will be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief – other transits notwithstanding.
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits Taurus, from 05:15 to 11:58°. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets, and is in favorable degrees. This should be an improvement for presidents, leaders, physicians, administrators and government officials.
Moon is waxing and transits Leo, Virgo, Libra and into Scorpio. The full Moon, which is also a total lunar eclipse, is in Scorpio on May 26th. The full eclipse begins at 6:11 a.m., the maximum eclipse is at 6:18 a.m. and the full eclipse ends at 6:25 a.m. (CDT); the total eclipse will NOT be seen in Iowa. (Note: The two-week period between the lunar and solar eclipse (May 26 – June 10) is generally not ideal, so lay low and get extra rest.)
Mars transits Gemini, from 22:07 to 26:24°. Mars is in good strength and outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for the military, police, athletes, surgeons, executives, competition and property matters.
Mercury transits out of Taurus and into its own sign, Gemini, May 25th at 10:01 p.m. CDT. Mercury is weak in degrees until June 13th. Be patient with stocks, finances, business, technology, communications, and intellectual property.
Jupiter transits Aquarius from 06:29 to 07:05°. Jupiter is in good strength and is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be helpful for law, banking, religion, and education — along with teaching, publishing and advisory roles.
Venus transits its own sign, Taurus, from 19:30 to 28:04°. Venus begins to move away from the influence of Rahu. There should be improvement with the women in your life – along with vehicles, medicine, finance, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 19:21 to 19:21° (stationary). Saturn remains within three degrees of the ninth aspect of Rahu until September 19th. There may be continued issues for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, working-class persons, agriculture and manufacturing (including oil, gas, and minerals industries). Be especially vigilant during July and August when Saturn is even closer — within two degrees of the ninth aspect of Rahu.
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 16:38 to 16:34°. Rahu and Ketu remain stationary in the 16° range until July 12th. This is not ideal worldwide. Persons, companies and countries (such as India and Israel) with a rising sign between 15 and 17 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: Focus on communications and through May. Stay involved with yoga/sports/martial arts/competition, executive decisions, property matters, and men who are like brothers. Expect an improvement with partnerships, joint ventures, women, and the fine, healing and performing arts. There should also be progress with your mind, children, education and investments. Jupiter brings good fortune with income and friendships connected with your career. Teach, publish and advise through Sept. 14th.
Taurus: Take a leadership position. Expect an improvement with property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life through mid-June. Continue to be patient, however, to manage personal debts, disputes, health or legal issues. There may be status away from your birthplace, but losses, expenses and separations are likely through May. Jupiter is in your tenth house until September 14th. Good fortune may be seen with your career. Focus on research and ancient knowledge. Teach, publish and advise. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents in the workplace.
Gemini: Enjoy income and friendships through May. Be competitive and make decisions. Be patient, however, with pets, children, education and investments. These are vulnerable to expenses and separations. Same holds true with entrepreneurial ventures due to issues with authority figures through mid-June. Watch your health as well. Relocation may be under consideration through June; while money goes out the door for property, vehicles and home life. Jupiter is in your ninth house until September 14th. Expect good fortune with partnerships, joint ventures, and long-distance places. Be patient with delays and setbacks, and to avoid accidents.
Cancer: Be patient with expenses and separations at work through May. On the other hand, there may be gains with women, property, vehicles and home life. Expect success with large organizations and authority figures through mid-June. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications through early July. Jupiter is in your eighth house until September 14th. Connect teaching, publishing and advisory roles with research and ancient knowledge. Be vigilant to also manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues.
Leo: Expect an improvement with creativity, communications and independent projects. Focus on your career and take a leadership position at work. Connect with large organizations and authority figures. Writing, business, finance and technology contribute to your status and family through early July. Power is on your side through mid-June. Connect children, education, and investments with partnerships and joint ventures – but also protect these from possible debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Sept. 14th.
Virgo: Expect improvement with your wealth, status and family life. Seek advice from the women in your life. Connect your career with property matters, competition, and engineering and make executive decisions, but be careful to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents through May. Visit father/religious figures. There may be a long-distance journey before July. Make sure property, vehicles and fixed assets are insured and documented — and safeguarded against fire, theft, cheating, accidents, debts, disputes or legal issues through September 14th.
Libra: Be patient for one more week. Focus on research, knowledge and the marital bond. There may be a windfall. Your best bet is with partnerships and joint ventures through May. Your guru may be involved in yoga, sports, or marital arts. Income and friendships may be vulnerable to setbacks through mid-June. There is not much protection against insomnia, expenses or separations through early July. Jupiter is in your fifth house until September 14th. Connect communications and independent projects with children, education, investments, property matters, home life and spiritual pursuits.
Scorpio: Expect improvement with sleep patterns and recent losses. Continue to be patient, however, to manage debts, disputes, mental tension, health or legal issues through May. Your best bet is to connect your career with partnerships, joint ventures or foreign lands through mid-June. There is also a connection between income, friendships, and partnerships through early July. Jupiter is in your fourth house until September 14th. Connect your wealth, status and family life with property, vehicles, and home life. Work out of your home on independent projects — with agriculture, oil, gas, minerals, manufacturing, and being of service to others.
Sagittarius: Be patient with income and friendships. Connect pets, children, education and investments with marriage and partnerships through May. Take care of father/religious figures, as well as your digestion and cardiovascular system through mid-June. Be vigilant in the workplace through early July. There may be debts, disputes, health or legal issues with same. Jupiter is in your third house until September 14th. Focus on communications, self-efforts and entrepreneurial projects. These contribute to your wealth, status and family life.
Capricorn: Expect improvement with work. Connect your career with children, education and investments, but be patient with setbacks with same. Property, vehicles and home life may be vulnerable to debts, disputes, health or legal issue through May. Think big, study large organizations and consider an investment in gold or government bonds before mid-June. Some good fortune is on your side through early July. You have a “Sasha yoga” in your first house through April 2022, which should add protective covering to you and your family. Jupiter is in your second house until Sept. 14th. There may be status connected with ashrams, institutions, or foreign lands. Be patient, however, to manage expenses and separations.
Aquarius: Spend another week on art and music and redecorate your living quarters. Connect entrepreneurial ventures with pets, children, education and investments through May. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with property, vehicles and home life through mid-June. Work out of your home on research, business, technology, communications and ancient knowledge through early July. Jupiter is in your first house until September 14th. Income and friendships are forefront. Teach, publish and advise. Be patient, however to manage expenses and separations connected with retreats, institutions or foreign lands.
Pisces: Expect improvement with research, marriage, windfalls and knowledge. Enjoy property, vehicles and home life through May. Be vigilant with communications and independent ventures to manage debts or disputes through mid-June. Connect partnerships with entrepreneurial ventures and focus on writing, business, finance, and technology through early July. Jupiter is in your twelfth house until September 14th. Connect your career with ashrams, institutions or foreign lands. Be patient to manage losses, expenses and separations in your professional life.
About the Author: David Hawthorne