Planetary Transits for November 17– November 23

Note:  President-elect Donald Trump completed his 18-year Rahu main period six days after the election, on November 14th. 10044310136_3365d556b0_o
Typically, the last year of this Rahu main period is characterized as massive change. Things have a tendency to go up in smoke and people can lose houses, spouses, careers, etc.
We could say this also happened to him. (He has to leave his palatial penthouse and move into the White House, his wife is no longer his wife – she is now the First Lady – and his career has changed from business entrepreneur to president of the U.S.)
President-elect Trump has now entered his 16-year Jupiter main period, which is a favorable planet for his chart, representing luck, wisdom, education, religion, children, and morality.
Jupiter is in good strength in his chart and is well-placed in the 2nd house of wealth and status, which is ruled byMercury, which is also strong and well-placed in his chart — in the 11th house of gains and friendships.
The first Jupiter sub period (operating planet) is also Jupiter, which will run until January 2019.
Additionally, Jupiter’s transit for the next four years is through favorable houses in his chart.
This major life change could indicate expansion, successful ventures, and a positive change of character and personality. (Let’s all pray for this.)
My reservations about his chart, however, are that Rahu and Ketu closely afflict Sun — ruling his chart, (personality, reputation, health and longevity) and his debilitated Moon, (emotional state and peace of mind).
This can indicate sudden and unexpected events in life that are not ideal.
Sun transits Scorpio, from 01:13 to 08:17°.  Sun is weak until Nov. 20. Leaders, administrators, physicians and governments should get extra rest. Sun is outside the orb of influence of other planets, which is helpful after Nov. 20.
Moon is waning and transits Gemini, Cancer, Leo and into Virgo.
Mars transits its exaltation sign, Capricorn, from 11:48 to 17:00°.  Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets and is in good strength.  This should be favorable for coups, the military, police, athletes, executives, surgeons and firefighters, along with property matters.
Mercury transits Scorpio, from 13:00 to 23:30°.  Mercury is closely conjunct Saturn, Nov. 20 – 27. Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Jupiter transits Virgo, from 20:16 to 21:33°.  Jupiter is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is co-dependent on the strength of its dispositor, the fast-moving and frequently weak Mercury, until Sept. 2017. Aries, Libra, and Aquarius rising sign persons should be careful and patient over the next 11 months — and wear a yellow sapphire gemstone, as Jupiter is transiting their 6th, 12th, and 8th (inauspicious) houses, respectively.
Venus transits Sagittarius, from 11:55 to 20:13°. Venus is under the 5th aspect of Rahu until Nov. 23. This is not ideal for luxuries, entertainment, and transportation, along with the fine, healing, or performing arts.  Take care of the women in your life and be careful with all modes of transportation.
Saturn transits Scorpio, from 22:03 to 22:51°. Saturn is closely conjunct Mercury, Nov. 20 – 27. Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons, companies and countries should be careful and patient. Saturn remains in Scorpio through Jan. 25. This 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 any planet, by aspect or conjunction.
Rahu and Ketu transit Leo and Aquarius, respectively, from 15:14 to 14:56°.  Those persons, companies or countries with 13 – 16° rising signs or with any planet at 13 – 16° in odd signs (Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, or Aquarius) should be careful and patient – and at all times.
Transits for each “Rising sign” (not “Sun sign”): 
Aries:  Focus on the workplace. Make decisions, get organized and consider property matters. Watch your health, finances and legal issues through Nov.  Connect your thinking, children, education, and investments with research, language, and ancient knowledge.  Be vigilant with income and friendships. Seek spiritual advice from a woman.
Taurus:  Focus on marriage, partnerships, joint ventures and foreign residence. Connect these with children, education and investments and expect good results. For some of you there may be a long distance journey of a short duration. Watch your health, finances, conflicts and legal issues through Nov.  These may be vulnerable to sudden fluctuations.
Gemini:  Be vigilant with property, vehicles, communications and independent ventures. These are subject to debts, disputes or legal issues. Connect your children, education and investments with partnerships, joint ventures or foreign residences. Manage emotionalism in relationships. Expect setbacks with income and friendships through mid-Dec.
Cancer: Expect status with your children, education, investments and creativity through mid-Dec.  Think big and study large organizations. Be patient to manage communications and independent projects. Avoid pollution. Connect your career with partnerships/joint ventures. Be vigilant to avoid debts and disputes with property, vehicles, and home life.
Leo: Focus on property, vehicles and home life. Expect status with these, along with marriage partnerships, joint ventures, and foreign residences. Connect independent projects with your children, education, and investments. Your mind is creative. Study the fine, healing, creative, or performing arts. Be patient with father figures through Dec. 11.
Virgo: Focus on independent projects involving writing, business, communications and intellectual property. These can be associated with long distance ventures.  Be vigilant to manage debts, disputes, and health and legal issues. Expect a lift with property and home life. Beautify your home and consider a new car before Dec. Take care of the women in your life.
Libra: Focus on independent projects. These can be connected with long distance ventures. Consider marriage, partnerships, joint ventures, and foreign residences associated with property, vehicles, and real estate. Be patient with expenses and separations with your children, education and investments. Enjoy your wealth, status, and family life.
Scorpio: Take a leadership position and focus on your career. Expect income and friendships relative to property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. There may be activity with long distance ventures and/or foreign lands. Connect independent projects with law, medicine and finance, but be vigilant with communications and independent projects.
Sagittarius: Exercise patience with your professional life. There may be losses, expenses and separations due to the government or authority figures.  There may be a long distance journey or foreign venture. Get a haircut, buy new clothes, and focus on romance, creativity and luxuries. Expect success with your children, education and investments.
Capricorn: Connect the workplace with institutions or long distance ventures. Be patient with work-related losses, expenses, and separations. Expect good fortune with your status and family life. Earn from writing, business and communications, and your own self-efforts. Be with income and friendships. Focus on property, vehicles and family life.
Aquarius: Exercise patience to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents. Expect good fortune with income and friendships. Earn from women, luxuries, entertainment, and the fine, healing or performing arts. Connect independent entrepreneurial projects with institutions and long distance ventures, or foreign lands, but be vigilant with expenses.
Pisces: Be patient with your partner. There may be losses, expenses, separations, and long distance ventures involving relationships and joint ventures. Beautify your workspace and focus on creativity — but be careful to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents at work. Expect gains with your status, property and family life, and from your organizing skills.
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