Tag Archives: Guru Chandal Yoga

2016 Transits for Gemini Ascendant or Moon in Gemini – Rahu & Ketu move into Leo & Aquarius

Rahu & Ketu move into Leo and Aquarius for people or places with Moon in Gemini or Gemini Langna 

For other moon or rising signs as well as other articles on astrology, follow this link: https://sleepingdogblog.wordpress.com/category/vedic-astrology-2/

Rahu transits Leo (3rd house)

Ketu transits Aquarius (9th house)

Jupiter transits Leo (3rd house)

Saturn transits Scorpio (6th house)

Mars transits Scorpio (6th house)


Note: As usual, this is a very limited view of how these transits are likely to affect you and the world around you. Many factors need to be considered when giving a forecast: the effects of the other planets in the houses and in relation to each other as well as their relation to your own individual birth chart. If you are interested in a more complete reading, please feel free to contact Mike at holliday.michael@gmail.com

Rahu in Leo 3rd house

Rahu generally likes being in the 3rd house of effort; Rahu is good at effort because he’ll do anything to get what he wants. The third house is the first house of the Kama Trikona (desire trine) and of course Rahu represents our strongest desires; those uncontrollable urges that we find extremely difficult suppress. Rahu brings us into our future with these urges by creating karmic situations that we have no choice but to deal with. In Leo, Rahu seeks recognition, he becomes very active and creative. In the third house he brings us into groups and seeks opportunities for net working and communication. He wants to lead whether he’s ready or fit for leadership or not. The 3rd house also represents the arms and hands of Kal Purusha so it shows where we reach out to the world; Rahu’s involvement could cause us to reach out for our illusions. By the time Rahu completes his transit of Leo we could come to realize just how clouded our efforts were; however by this time it’s too late and we will have to deal with the karmic implications of our efforts.

From 3rd house Leo, Rahu looks at 7th house Sagittarius and 11th house Aries. These are the other two houses of desire. The 7th house is our desire to connect with others whether thru contract of committed relationship. Rahu will of course increase this desire. It becomes difficult to look within when Rahu is involved with this triangle of desire. His influence on 7th house could cause us to get involved in relationships or contracts that don’t serve us; “the other” receives out attention as we negate our personal needs which is indicated by Ketu’s look on our 1st house. Rahu’s look on the 11th house will again involve us with others; this time with our friends in hopes that we can belong to the class of Aries people who don’t like to waste time getting what they want.

Spiritually, 3rd house can be a difficult location for Rahu, but he will help us to get what we want and propel us forward into new and exciting realms. After all, what wrong with wanting to connect with others, create with our hands and share those creations with others so that we can profit.

Ketu in 9th house

Ketu in the 9th house can restrict our faith in God while at the same time providing us with the dress and look of one who believes. This tension is often apparent to others who might laugh at our beliefs and our faith. On account of Ketu’s look at the 1st house we likely won’t care what others think of us. Ketu is, of course, a body without a head: ever satisfied, seeking nothing, and thinking nothing. Mystics believe Ketu to be the only truly spiritual planet allowing for peace of mind and past life abilities to rise to the surface without effort. With this in mind, we could discover some of our past life talents relating to 9th house and Aquarius (law, religion, luck, sublime thought, etc). His look on the 5th house will limit creative production, restrict our relationship with our children, and generally put us in a situation where we don’t much care one way or the other if we produce anything or not. This does not mean we will not create anything, it merely means that we have no attachment to the results.

The danger of Ketu lies in giving over his power to the more active and more desirous Rahu. We risk taking our beliefs from small working groups or those who are younger than us; those for whom we are supposed to stand as mentor. In a way, Ketu 9th house can make us into a spokes person for the beliefs of others.

Jupiter 3rd house Leo (conjunct Rahu)

What good can come when Jupiter, the guru, is being corrupted by the underhanded out-caste who desires only to help himself. Guru Chandal Yoga occurs whenever Jupiter is conjunct Rahu. Add to this Jupiter’s retrograde motion until the end of April and your get plans (and effort in this case) not only straying off course by fate, but actually straying off course by ones own willful effort. Jupiter will regain some of his power when he turns direct again, but he will still have the miserable out-caste Rahu to deal with.

Jupiter will be looking at the 7th, 9th, and 11th houses. His look will not be a corrupted as the house he is living with Rahu, but there will still be some Rahu influence on each other these houses. His look at the 7th house should be beneficial in regards to partnerships since Sagittarius, Jupiter’s own sign, is here for Gemini ascendants. Look for greater expansiveness in 7th house matters. This could mean an expended role in your life from your partners, or it could bring more partners into your life. Jupiter’s look at the 9th house will also be beneficial since Jupiter in the Karaka for the 9th house even though in this case his enemy Saturn owns 9th house thru his rulership of Aquarius. In any case, Jupiter will be taking care that law and order prevail despite Ketu’s negating influence here. His look at the 11th house should also be beneficial for our friendship (expending their scope) as well as for our profits and gains. Rahu and Jupiter will be working together in a strong way to help us realize our hopes, we just need to ensure that our mind stays clear and focused on attaining them in a positive manner without hurting or alienating those we love.

Saturn in 6th house Scorpio

For Gemini, Saturn becomes the karaka for 9th house luck and faith as well as 8th house of hidden treasures and sudden events. He brings these influences to the 6th house of obstacles, debt and disease. As owner of a bad house living in a bad house Saturn forms Vipreet Raja Yoga and has the power to destroy the negative indications of both 6th and 8th. Vipreet Raja becomes all the stronger when he lives with the owner of the house he is in, therefore, when Mars comes into Scorpio it could bring nice gain from our enemies and obstacles. Mars in 6th house Scorpio will certainly give us the will to fight our enemies and win. But the combination of two naturally malefic enemies living together is sure to bring some frustration. But Mars in his own house is sure to overcome Saturn’s resistance.

Saturn will be looking at his own 8th house, the 12th house, and the 3rd house. His look at the 8th house will likely influence him to look for hidden treasures in jungly untamed places. He also restricts death for Gemini natives which is a good thing for most people, but for those deep in suffering this influence will only prolong the suffering. Saturn’s look at the 12th house which will also receive a look from Mars for a great deal of the time Saturn transits Scorpio will likely cause a great deal of wasteful expenditure as one seeks escape from their problems or the problems of the world. Such escapes will likely only serve as a source of greater frustration rather than acting as a solution for anything. It’s Saturn’s look on the 3rd house, Rahu and Jupiter that could prove most malicious in motivating effort. Watch your heath, your expenditure and your efforts for signs of sorrow. It could be a very good time to become aware of the ways of Saturn. Some of his negative effects can be mitigated by reading “The Greatness of Saturn” or following other remedial measures for Saturn.

If you have any comments or questions about how the current of future transits are likely to affect your individual birth chart, please contact Mike at holliday.michael@gmail.com. I welcome all questions and comments related to Vedic Astrology.

Om Namah Shivaya

Transits for Taurus in early 2016

I’ve tried to limit my forecast to the four slow moving planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu), while also highlighting the sign change of Rahu and Ketu. I have occasionally mentioned a few of the other transits that will be effecting things, but this evaluation is none the less far from complete. If you’re interested in a more complete reading please contact me with your date, time and place of birth.


Rahu & Jupiter in Leo

As Rahu moves into the 4th house of Leo for Taurus ascendant or those with moon in Taurus, he will bring his clouded ways into your home and your happiness, affecting your mood and possibly your mother’s health. Rahu’s new drishti on 8th and 12th houses could add some overseas or foreign travel to your itinerary over the next 18 months, but he can also cause problems from sudden or unexpected events and/or wasteful expenditure. His conjunction with the retrograde owner of 8th house Sagittarius (Jupiter) could prove especially malefic due to his very power control over Jupiter. Guru Chandal Yoga corrupts the guru, the teacher, the counselor; it must affect even more when Guru is walking backwards (retro) as he will be until April. Some might take comfort that Jupiter is also giving a positive look to overseas and foreign travel.

Jupiter in Leo

I’ve written elsewhere about the negative effects on Jupiter in the 4th house when Rahu conjoins him there in January, but Jupiter will still be showering his benevolence on the 8th house which could allow for some new discoveries in the home, while his look on the 12th house could open up some fresh expenditure perhaps for charity or perhaps for the expansion in the home that could suddenly seem to be going awry.

Saturn in Scorpio

Saturn will be in 7th house Scorpio for Taurus people. He will be looking at the 9th, 1st, and 4th houses. His main activity will be to delay partnerships and give a strong commitment to them when he does move into one. A owner of the 9th and 10th house he could bring both a working relationship to partnerships as well as cooperation regarding law and spirituality. His look on the 9th house is likely to have the effect of strengthening ones religious resolve, while his look on the first house could cause some health problems and perhaps even causing people to view your personality as being a bit rigid. Once Rahu moves into Leo at the end of January, his look will come off the 1st house which is certain to be positive for the health, though Saturn may still cause some suffering. Saturn’s look at the forth house and Rahu and Jupiter who are transiting the 4th house is likely to cause difficulties in the home and could affect your mothers health. By the 24th of February when the full moon conjoins Rahu and Jupiter there is sure to be a situation for sadness (Saturn), frustration (Rahu) and feelings of helplessness as moon rules the 3rd house of efforts. Jupiter is helpless in this situation and even worse, he could be offering corrupt self serving advice just as Dronacharya (the guru) did to Eklavya (the out-caste student) when he told him to cut off his own thumb.

Ketu in Aquarius

Ketu in Aquarius (10th house for Taurus people) will negate your career and reputation. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have a career, it just won’t feel like it matters to you at this time. Your occupation could be feeling routine and perhaps bringing with it some boredom as as though you’ve perhaps outgrown it. Of course while the Sun transits Aquarius from mid-February to mid-March with Mars looking on from the seventh house, the conditions will be ripe for explosive situations to occur in you career, occupation, or just in the public sphere. Changes to 10th house affairs could certainly occur quickly. Ketu will be looking at you 2nd house restricting your savings (perhaps even cutting into it while Mars transits Scorpio and Sagittarius since the 2nd house will be getting drishti from Ketu and Mars both during this period. Ketu’s drishti on the 6th house Libra is a time to take special care of your health since Ketu’s influence could cause you to disregard symptoms that could be pointing to more serious issues. You might also be disinclined to end contacts or partnerships at this time despite difficult and frustrations posed by Mars coming conjunct with Saturn in Scorpio. If you do decide to complete some contract, it likely won’t be anything you loose sleep over.

March 2016 Notes

A solar eclipse takes place on March 6th and then a few days later the moon goes dark. On March 9th, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Ketu will all be in Aquarius (the 10th house for Taurus Ascendent) for the new moon. Rahu and Jupiter (still retro, sill Guru Chandal Yoga) will be look across from Leo, and Mars will be giving his 4th look while conjunct Saturn in Scorpio. This marks a first rate planetary war in the 10th house Aquarius. Saturn is the only planet that will not have direct influence on the 10th house but will be causing a restricting/delaying effect to partnerships and contracts that is likely to cause frustration considering he’s conjunct his enemy Mars in Mars’ own house. The good news is that Mars, being in his own house, should be able to over come the difficulties. Saturn is also a Raja yoga Karika for Taurus ascendant bringing luck and occupation into whatever house he transits. Be prepared to do some work on your relationships at this time. With all those planets in 10th house we can expect fights over leadership and possibly a change of occupation. Since the 10th is 12th from the 11th your friendships are also likely to get shuffled. It’s perhaps one of those times when we discover who our real friends are.

If you have any questions of comments, please contact Mike at holliday.michael@gmail.com

Highlights for the 2016 natural horoscope

Highlights for the 2016 natural horoscope, Aries rising

Results and predictions For Aries Lagna (or Moon in Aries)

Rahu in Leo & Ketu in Aquarius (January 29th, 2016)

Mars in Scorpio (February 20 – June 17, 2016)

Jupiter Retrograde (January 7- May 9, 2016)

Jupiter conjunct Rahu

Satrun in Scorpio


Note:For Aries people and countries, the time around the full moon on February 24th and the solar eclipse on March 9th 2016 could be especially difficult. I think it’s fair to say that we can expect a major world event to take place around this time, perhaps a kind of one two punch that could have significant effects effects throughout the world.

Rahu 5th house Leo

Rahu enters the 5th house of creation and intellect. You will want to be recognized for your creative capacity and productivity. The fact that Rahu does not necessarily deserve recognition is how problems will arise. Rahu’s desire does not always match his capacity; he want’s too much so he’ll break the rules to get it. By this token he very well might get the recognition he wants, but he will always suffer for it in some way. Be careful with acting like a dirty politician or a poor sport. With the sun six houses away at the time Rahu moves into 5th house Leo, disruption in your productive capacity is sure to be disturbed, especially late January early February, but possibly until mid-april when the sun once again enters Aries and finds a strong seat.

Rahu’s look at your 9th house can cloud your belief system for the next 18 months. You could change your beliefs in order to rationalize some behaviour, or perhaps merely be a hypocrite. His look at your 1st house could add a bit of dirtiness to your personality, perhaps affecting your health as well. Watch for fevers and wounds, maybe a bit of mental confusion or intellectual error that could cause you to go astray.

Ketu in 11th house Aquarius

Ketu will have a restrictive or negating influence on friendships and gains. Old friendships could be lost while new ones from unlikely places emerge. This will certainly affect 3rd house networking and 7th house of partnerships and contracts. Desire’s could be restricted since Ketu is sitting in and looking at the Kama triangle (houses of desire). This could have a spiritualizing influence on Aries people, or it could mean that they just have bigger worries. When Mars goes into direct aspect of Ketu in February before moving into Scorpio to give Ketu and sun his 4th aspect, it could signify an explosive situation regarding partnerships and contracts which will certainly affect the 11th house of gains.

Mars in Scorpio (February 20 – June 17, 2016)

Mars’ entry into 8th house Scorpio , though generally positive, is likely to cause some frustration to Saturn who is powerfully advanced in the house. The hardest effect might be felt in the second house receiving the aspects of Saturn and Mars ( malefic and mutual enemies): it could be a very difficult time for savings accounts and other liquid assets. Mar’s look on Sun and Ketu together will bring a lot of heat into the 11th house. Hopes and gains could suddenly be lost; friendships could come to an end. By the rather poor condition of the three houses aspected by Mars (the 11th, 2nd, and 3rd), there is likely to be difficulties with communication, reaching out and moving forward.Mars – Saturn conjunction in the 8th house certainly points to some secret or sudden activity that could be the source of great changes. Since Mars will be in his own house, it’s likely he’ll be able to restore order and perhaps champion us towards positive change. Mars is likely to cause Saturn to worry about his 10th house signification, namely occupation, but this should remain strong; labour is always needed.

Jupiter – Rahu conjunction in Leo 5th house

Jupiter may not have the power to confer his blessing on Rahu or the 5th house since he is retrograde (January 7- May 9, 2016) and just a few degrees in front or Rahu. My impression is that he is being chased by the enemy, outcaste planet Rahu even in the house of the Sun (5th house Leo). It seems a little disgraceful to me but I’m not certain how to take it. Jupiter will surely get retribution when he turns direct and conjuncts Rahu at the end of June 2016 before moving on to Virgo. Jupiter will once again be free of Guru Chandal yoga limiting his blessings.

Please contact me at holliday.michael@gmail.com if you have any questions, or would like a personal chart reading detailing the planetary influences in your life.

Om Namah Shivaya