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August Eclipse Predictions for the 12 Signs (Aries to Pisces)

Predictions  21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse: Sun, Moon, Rahu within 5 degrees.

Sun & Moon in Magha – Mars in Ashlesha – Rahu in Ashlesha – Ketu in Dhanista – Saturn in Jyeshta – Jupiter in Chitra

Big events, like natural and man-made disasters often happen near the eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Considering the Sun and Moon will have already crossed Rahu by the time of the actual eclipse, I suspect most of the fireworks may be complete by the 21st of August.

The Sun and Moon will be together in Magha, a royal nakshatra whose symbol is the throne. Magha symbolizes the beginning of a new cycle, and the political overtones can be revolutionary due to Ketu’s rulership. Magha is fierce & fiery & tamasic & raksha. This will be a good time for harsh activity to impose traditional values.

Rahu and Mars conjunction will bring hyper-defensiveness, and a great outpouring of impassioned emotion. Venus is also here so it could turn into a big hippy love in where everything so beautiful and perfect “and anyways I love you, you’re a beautiful person.” But Mars is also in debilitation so perhaps the hippy love-in is provoking a hyper-defensiveness reaction bloodying a nose or two. Rahu in Cancer likes feeling emotion; everything is an emotional event for Rahu in Cancer. Your own Rahu and Moon will decide the content of that emotion.

I want to also point out that Magha also a shudra nakshatra despite the associations with power and royalty, respect, achievement and ultimate glory, Magha is still focused on service in the same way and reasonable king or ruler is servant of the people.

Cancer and Scorpio are the sensitive points of August 21st. Taurus is also receiving negative aspects from Saturn and Ketu, but Jupiter’s aspect has power to maintain harmony here as well as in Capricorn which is receiving aspects from Mars, Venus and Saturn as well as Jupiter. Ketu is a new occupant of this sign. No doubt there will be sudden changes of government, and executive power will flex it’s muscles; but Saturn is taking care of his own house by 3rd aspect and Jupiter is also lending his judicial weight so Capricornious things like public service should continue to flow. 

 

Aries

Rahu will now be in the 4th house for Aries natives. The emotions mentioned earlier will be felt most by Aries natives who will have Rahu affecting both Cancer and 4th house Aspects on 8th and 12th houses will open up some opportunity for travel, research, occult activity, bed pleasures and philanthropy. Jupiter in the 6th can become a source of annoyance though his aspects to 10th, 12th, and 2nd will be more welcome as they suggest noble reputation, charitable expenses, and savings. Saturn will be in the 8th house adding to our longevity and offering some unwanted responsibility for confidential information. Ketu’s activity in the 10th house will be good for retirement, though career related activities could take a unique turn.

Taurus

Rahu will be coming into the 3rd house for Taurus natives. This position is likely to increase our effort and help us to strive just a little harder to get what we want. Rahu is not particularly interested in rules as long as he feels safe. His aspect on 7th house could be good for relationships though Rahu hard effort coupled with his illusory nature could get you into a situation that’s difficult to get out of. Jupiter will be in the 5th house, which can have excellent effects for students, teachers, performers and investment gain. Saturn will be in the 7th house bringing some durability to relationships and contracts even if they are not going well. On the other hand, this Saturn can put up walls between you and “your other.” Forming relationships could be difficult, and things like contracts and negotiations may get delayed or derailed. With Saturn and Ketu both aspecting 1st house, you may need to be aware of your health, though as I said earlier, Jupiter’s aspect here will help by advice or luck. Ketu will be aspecting the 9th house, which should be excellent for spirituality as Ketu introduces you to a variety of new spiritual beliefs. This is not a good position for following your family or birth religious traditions.

 

Gemini

Rahu will be in the 2nd house for Gemini natives. This will give a strong desire to appear wealthy, secure and stable. His aspects on 6th house can bring some illnesses related to over indulgence and his aspect on 10th house can push you to connect with society in new ways. Jupiter will be in the 4th house allowing you to combine work and home life (or work and pleasure). Jupiter’s aspect on 8th house can enrich your secrets, and his aspect on 12th can bring some good from the many expenses that may be incurred. Saturn will be in the 6th house making you take responsibility for your pains and illnesses and the various little obstacles we face in life (this included jobs we may take to pay the bills rather then build upon our career). His aspects on 8th and 12th house can be good for long distance travel and his aspect on 3rd house will bring responsibilities related with younger siblings or friends. Ketu in the 8th house dissipate your research and bring unexpected and unusual illnesses, especially shocking secrets, disturb your sleep and separate you from your home and happiness.

 

Cancer 

Rahu will be transiting 1st house. This can be an intense time for Cancer natives as they seek to flex their ego and be known as a unique and worthy individual. Generally there is nothing wrong with this perspective, but Rahu can sometimes forget about all the ways we are connected with others. Rahu in 1st can also disturb ones health. Rahu will be looking at the 5th and the 9th houses which can be good for productivity, education and spirituality. Jupiter will be in the 3rd house helping out our relationship capacity in a variety of ways. Jupiter in 3rd will also ensure that you follow dharma in your effort. Saturn will be in the 5th house. This may not be a good time to bring babies into this world, but it will be a very good time for you to focus on the children and other productive growths for which you may be responsible. With Saturn Jupiter and Ketu all looking at the 11th house there is likely to be lots of changing activity here: gains are likely, but as old goals are achieved new goals will need to be made. Saturn will also be aspecting the 2nd house, which could suggest some added family responsibilities as well as keeping a close eye on your savings.

 

Leo

Rahu will be in the 12th hose for Leo natives. With Mars and Venus both there this could be a very good time for pleasure as these three are unlikely to allow much sleep to occur. There is an excellent chance of travel related to work of pilgrimage, or perhaps some foreign influence will come into your life. Jupiter will be in the 2nd house for Leo natives which will lend some good advice and positive progress in overcoming obstacles and illness as well as aiding the career and diversifying savings and liquid assets. Saturn will be in the 4th house favouring pleasure from spouse with some potential for disputes as well. This could also increase your duties and sense of responsibility in the house. Saturn’s aspect on 1st could also increase your sense of personal responsibility. Jupiter and Saturn’s combined aspects on the 10th house from Leo could set the stage for a great deal more work and responsibility in your career. Your natal placements will determine the details. Ketu in the 5th house can be a boon regarding life’s obstacles, but attention to what is really going on could make problems. Ketu’s aspects could have a negative effect on a family member as well as on those around you in authority.

 

Virgo

Rahu will be in the 11th house from Virgo. This can be good for gains, fame and working towards you hopes and dreams. Rahu in the 11th can support you with more creative effort and a desire to use others to connect to what you really want. Jupiter will be in the 1st house for Virgo natives. This can be good for health as well as for doing what is right. Your productive capabilities will be increased and you could receive some higher teachings and understanding of the universe. Saturn will be in the 3rd house hinting at responsibilities for younger siblings or perhaps for networking. This Saturn can also suggest some labour work since he is also 6th house owner. This Saturn can influence responsibilities over children as well as the responsibilities of fatherhood. Saturn’s aspect on the 12th house can restrict spending and expenses (perhaps 3rd house occupation will influence you to do things yourself). Ketu will be in the 5th house restricting new creative ventures. Creativity and your beliefs may feel scattered in this period. Perhaps you will be asked to do something or represent something you don’t necessarily believe in.

 

Libra

Rahu will be in the 10th house for Libra natives. I would expect mostly positive developments in your career thru August – September and thru Rahu’s transit in Cancer. The difficulty with this Rahu is his aspect on the 6th house, which will make you want to be known as someone who fixes problems. The problems to be fixed will, of course, be the problem; I don’t doubt your ability to fix them; it’s you ability to make them. Jupiter will be in the 12th house for Libra natives. This Jupiter can bring a variety of expenses into your life, particularly regarding health since Jupiter is in Virgo and aspects the 6th house. But his aspects to 4th house can bring expansion into the home (renovations or new family members are both possibilities). Saturn will be in the 2nd house reining in spending and making you work hard for extra gains. Ketu in the 4th house could bring a change of residence due to internal governance.

 

Scorpio

Rahu will be in the 9th house for Scorpio natives. This will bring a strong desire for higher knowledge and if Rahu has reached maturity beyond late 30’s, this position could also bring a strong desire to teach. Jupiter will be in the 11th house supporting a variety of options for gain and profit and his aspect on 5th house will be very supportive of educational opportunities. His aspects on 3rd and 7th houses will not likely be so obviously beneficial, but Jupiter will be working to improve your relationship and keep you out of trouble that may sometimes come by own effort. Scorpio will again be hosting Saturn in the 1st house, the planet of maturity and responsibility. His aspect on the 7th house can bring dryness to relationships, to career, and even group activities. Everything is likely to feel like some kind of responsibility. Ketu in the 3rd house can bring you in touch with new groups and organizations but his aspects could make it difficult for you to really feel connected with others.

 

Sagittarius

Rahu will be in the 8th house supporting travel, seeking, and research. By aspect he could bring some foreign influence into your home if you do not go out and seek it for yourself. Jupiter will be in the 10th house supporting your career with some extra tasks that might not necessarily mean extra pay, however his aspect on 2nd house could suggest increased savings. You will just have to watch out for some of the obstacles and duties that could be handed to you thru his aspect on 6th house. Saturn will be in the 12th house restricting expenditure; you may already be spending your savings so this is not necessarily a good thing. Saturn will also be looking at your 6th house, which is actually better than Jupiter’s aspect since it is more likely to translate into some kind of service which can be redeeming. His aspect on the 9th house could give you a sense of responsibility for your beliefs that can always be enlightening. Ketu will be in the 2nd house causing problems with your savings, but also saving you from much grief thru his dispersing aspect on 6th house. His aspect on the 8th house can limit your ability for great transformation in this period, but if it does come, it will hardly take any encouragement.

 

Capricorn

Rahu will be in the in the 7th house From Capricorn natives bring a strong desire to connect with others. Ketu in the 1st house can do a lot to scatter our sense of self and follow someone else’s lead. Rahu’s aspects on 11th and 3rd will hint at a desire to be known for your efforts. And it could very well be that you are only following some other person because you think they can help you get what you want. Jupiter will be in the 9th house: this can create excellent conditions for making some spiritual effort, seeking higher knowledge, and even moksha. Saturn’s 11th house transit could have a restrictive influence on your gains and you are likely to come into contact with the common people of society. If you’re patient, wealth could accrue from the sales of liquid assets or from family wealth. You may have feelings of responsibility for children and other creative/ productive responsibilities and if you are reading moon in Capricorn you might find your self a little more cold and calculating emotionally (especially as September comes to a close.

 

Aquarius

Aquarius might become very busy in the period after August 2017. The following year will be an excellent period for overcoming obstacles and completing your duties. You could find yourself motivated by a desire to make some savings or invest in some asset for your home or pleasure. Finances are certainly highlighted in this period. Be careful about going into debt for things you might regret later. It could be a very good period to gain thru confidential sources, from some unique knowledge or information you have, or by occult practice or means. This is also a good time to take on extra responsibilities in your career; but you will want to be careful about working too much. It might be necessary to make greater structure in the home in order to serve your career. You will also be feeling committed to your relationships.

 

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The period after August 2017 will be a time of risk, romance, speculation and productivity. You might, however, have to work a little for your luck; nothing will come easy, but you will get what you need to achieve your hopes. The difficulty might come in rediscovering new hopes once you’ve achieved what you’ve been working for for so long. Relationships could be difficult in this time and you might find yourself struggling to follow broad-minded ideals regarding relationships and negotiation.  

2017 Transits for Aquarius

Saturn, the ruler of Aquarius is in the 11th house promising both gains as well as delays for those gains. 11th house Saturn also shows broad networking connection and friendships with the common people. Since the owner of this 11th house, Jupiter, is in the 8th, you are likely to gain thru confidential information, secrets and in unexpected ways. However, depending on your personal chart, this wealth and gain could go just as fast thru 8th house channels. Jupiter is, however, a very powerful karaka for wealth for Aquarius natives making him very sensitive to positive or negative associations with other planets and signs. Jupiter

During the particular period in early June that I have been considering, Jupiter is receiving aspects from Mars and Saturn, which is very likely to depress ones income due to unexpected variables – though this could just as easily signify wealth from underground toxins like oil. Illness due to over indulgence is likely and there is a good chance of some sudden or unexpected (perhaps even shocking) news to come from a teacher, father, husband, or even via the judiciary if you are involved in court proceedings. Jupiter’s aspect on 12th house offers you a good opportunity for charity and other noble expenditures of time and money. His 4th house look can be good for expansion in or of the home: renovations, extensions, or even the introduction of new members to the home are all likely outcomes of such a look from Jupiter. Venus, the ruler of 4th house will be transiting the 3rd house in this period, which can influence some short travel or perhaps even moving of the home to a neighboring community.

Lets go back to Saturn, the lagnesha transiting the 11th house. He’s looking at the 1st, 5th and 8th houses. The Saturn Jupiter combination in the 8th house could be good for researching secret, occult, and hidden knowledge in order to better understand the universe. These two together give an nice scientific mind, and considering the 8th house owner, Mercury, will be in the 4th of education and pleasure, there is a very good opportunity for Aquarius natives indeed. This Saturn, however, also signifies loss and is affecting both the 1st house and the 8th house that can cause chronic illness (especially with Mars and Rahu both giving debilitating looks to Saturn; as well as combined effect of Saturn and Ketu in the 1st house). Any time Saturn touches the 1st house he can promote aging. His influence on the 5th house will promote intellectual or creative caution, which, if we consider Mars’ transit of this house in June, is likely to cause some frustration as Mars seeks action in this regard. Creatively this could be a difficult time: investments, education, romantic encounters, and children are all likely sources of frustration. Mars in this 5th house will encourage risk while Saturn and Ketu delay and disperse. Ketu’s aspect on Mars can always cause a great dispersal of our vital force.

This brings us to Rahu in the 7th house encouraging negotiation, diplomacy, contracts and union. Rahu will be looking for the powerful other to lead things. After all, the 5th house is all bound up by malefics making it difficult to focus the mind and come to clear decisions. Ketu in the 1st house is also scattering our personality and weakening our sense of self; in such a condition it can be much easier to rely on others. This position of Rahu and Ketu weakens our sense of fate and faith and disperses our personal beliefs causing us to follow what is popular rather than think too much about it ourselves. And this is where Rahu steps in to draw our attention away from ourselves and direct it at others: partners, friends, networks, working groups, siblings etc. Rahu in the 7th house can make us quite hungry for a relationship and for some kind of connection with those around us. This excessive hunger can lead to unhealthy, controversial, or even misappropriate relationships. It’s perhaps easy to suggest that Aquarius natives could be taken advantage of in this period, but that would only tell one side of the story since both sides of abusive relationship generally seek their own ego advantage in their own way.

2017 Transits for Sagittarius

Saturn is in Sagittarius, at least until June 20 when he goes back into Scorpio for several months. In any case, this is sade sati for Sagittarius: the infamous 7.5 years of bad luck. Of course it’s not always as bad as we expect (which can be good, because then perhaps the good that comes from this Saturn will gain greater appreciation. Body illness, delays and repetitions as well as difficulties for loved ones; and perhaps even the death of a guru. They have often said that a grandparent may die during the first sade sati, a parent in the second, and perhaps the spouse in the third. Of course all of this depends on your own chart and your own Saturn.

The beauty of Saturn, and every planet has some beauty, is that we come to know what we really, really want in this life thru Saturn’s effort and by meditating on the areas in our life where we feel some deep responsibility. Saturn transiting first house can age us thru grey hair, wrinkles or perhaps some kind of lameness, he is also a fane of bad teeth so don’t be shy about visiting the dentist. His ageing process doesn’t stop with our image, but actually gets inside of us making us feel like we have greater responsibility. Of course this is also one of the effects of loosing a guru; without them to carry us, we must carry ourselves (my own father guru died during my first sade sati; by Shiva’s blessing, another guru has come into my life).

Since Saturn rules the 2nd house and is transiting the 12th from the 2nd, there is some chance that you could go away from your family or loose some family prosperity in this period. His look at the 7th house could cause delays to any signing of contracts and it may not be a good period for partnership. With Mars living in the 7th house, there is likely to be frustration with others, fights with your partner, and with Ketu’[s look at this house, perhaps even the dissolution of contracts and agreements. Saturn’s look on the 10th house is more likely to be beneficial since Saturn and Jupiter work well for reputation, as does Mars (although Mars like quick and sudden). Responsible, respectable, committed along with expensive and knowledgeable are all good traits for career and reputation.

Jupiter is in the 10th house can broaden ones reputation. In this period around June, Mercury could be causing some disagreements with authority or in the workplace. It also possible that you merely feel overburdened by clerical duties, though considering this Mercury is conjunct with Sun in the 6th, it’s more likely that you will be feeling some heat from authority. In any case, Jupiter is also looking at this 6th house so there may be some relief (there may also be judicial obstacles to overcome as well). His aspect to the 2nd house can diversify your portfolio of liquid assets; your speech is likely to be respected at this time, and you may acquire something new for the home. Venus in the 5th suggests a good time to purchase a car (Rahu’s aspect on Venus suggest an import car at this time). Venus is also in a good location to gain by speculation or via the negotiating table.

Rahu is transiting the 9th house. This is an excellent transit for independent thought. He can also bring some hip problems (likely for no apparent reason). With Rahu’s aspect on the 1st house, he can bring a level of intensity to your personality. This Rahu can also be beneficial for higher studies, PhD, Masters, law, philosophy, religion and spirituality. The deception that Rahu creates can sometimes give us plenty of study and information about philosophy without supplying the necessary practice or experience.

Ketu in the 3rd house can make us lazy. Why try for anything when we are guided by the hand of fate and God? This is the sort of beliefs that often come from the nodes in 3rd and 9th houses.

 

2017 Transits for Libra (bonus article included)

The moon is full in debilitation in the second house for Libra natives while the second owner is in the 8th house from the 2nd (ie. The 9th house). Of course, both the moon and Mars are fast moving planets sop this is a very dynamic situation I’m writing about in this paragraph. In any case, Storage containers will be subject to damage at this time. This may suggest banking problems (though this kind of thing is more likely to be felt by Capricorn natives or the areas of he world rules by Capricorn since Ketu’s involvement is usually necessary to the some effect by the larger social/cultural/governmental structure under which we live. Some difficulties in the family may manifest in this mid-summer period. And Mars in the 9th house can bring legal problems. Ones father, gurus, or access to higher knowledge is likely to face difficulties unless one is following a technical or physical field of knowledge.

With Mars and Rahu aspecting the 3rd house Saturn, it could even be a good time to learn how to operate combustion machines, weapons, guns, or any kind of machine which is likely to produce heat of smoke or even, because Saturn is also involved, chemicals such a fertilizer and other reactive substances. This third house suggests all kinds of hard, improper, possibly illegal or unethical effort to get what you want. Since the owner of this 3rd house is in the 12th, there is suggestion that even these kinds of hard efforts may not be successful; or perhaps they merely go unnoticed due to their hidden nature (occurring at night or some place away from your home).

Saturn, considered alone in this 3rd house brings a responsible mindset that will have Libra natives working very consistently to get what they want. The social circle; the networking crowd is likely to be composed of the common man or perhaps foreign or people elder to you. Saturn’s aspect to the 9th house will further highlight this belief in the dignity of the common man. His aspect on the 5th house will reduce risk an look instead for the sure thing to come in. Saturn’s aspect on the 5th hose is generally not very good for children. But aspecting the 12th house (and with Jupiter occupying the 12th house by transit), this could be a good time for travel. Perhaps merely some short holiday considering Jupiter owns the 3rd house which related more with shorter trips ) or perhaps even longer commutes). Saturn is also 12th from his 4th house Capricorn which further suggest being away from home and long commutes. Jupiter’s aspect to the 4th house suggest some expansion of the home environment so perhaps there are some home renovations going on the necessitate staying away from the home for a period.

And speaking of Jupiter who is in the 12th house, this can be a good time for charitable or education expenses. However, Jupiter can also suggest a multitude of expenses in this time. Again, if we look at this very specific time period with Saturn and Mars both looking at the 12th house, there is very likely to be some wasteful expenditure and difficulty sleeping.

Jupiter alone in the 12th house can also help us to overcome our obstacles (6th house) thru extended visits to isolated places (hospitals, ashrams, prisons, retreats). Jupiter in 12th (especially as 3rd owner) can also suggest rather indulgent bed pleasures. He will do better here without Saturn’s restrictive aspect, though, since Saturn is a Yoga Karaka planet for Libra Natives, his restrictive aspect is also likely to be beneficial. The good or bad of a situation always depends on what we want (or what we think we want).

Rahu is in the 11th house affecting the Kama trikon (the desire trine. . Rahu loves this position. Desire is Rahu’s middle name, he knows how to achieve and consume and take more and more in. Of course, being a head without a body his appetite can be difficult to satiate. He can fulfill hopes and achieve great things, but he cannot be satisfied. As soon as one desire is fulfilled, he wants more. This relates to profit and gain, ones own effort will rarely be enough (since he aspects the 3rd house) and he will want very much to connect with others but may be blocked in this due to his own desire and greed which may be felt by more sensitive individuals unless Rahu is working very much in a higher (purer) level.

Ketu is in the 5th house, which can cut productivity and harm the children, but it can also act as a raja yoga karaka in the trinal house. Ketu being the least attached and sometimes called the most spiritual of planets can negate our own personality as well as our attachments to productivity and our traditional belief systems. This can be a good time to experiment with some new healing or spiritual modalities (new age, chakra cleanses, and many of these modern or post modern practices that are popular today).

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2017 Libra Transits (second writing)

Libra natives can consider this a special bonus from Sleepingdogblog. I’ve accidentally written a second article for these same transits. This is also  good opportunity to see how differently a chart can be looked at. Every chart, every time is a whole new experience for met mind.

Jupiter is in 12th house Virgo bringing a variety of expenditure, some of it could be charitable, or perhaps relating to education, or even more likely, heath and other expenses to clear obstacles from your path. The strength of Jupiter’s influence on your 6th house suggests that you could go into debt over these expense. You might also find yourself more active in the night than is usual for you as Jupiter will have an expansive effect on these sorts of things.

In this particular period that has Saturn and Mars also looking at this 12th house Jupiter this could bring out some toxic circumstances late at night. Some wasteful expenditure is also likely due to these malefics.

Jupiter’s aspect on the 4th house can be good growth in the home by way of new members joining the family thru marriage or children. The home itself could also have material wealth added to it by purchase, or construction. (While Mars looks at this 4th house from the 9th house there will be ample opportunity for fighting in the home, however this will diminish as Mars moves to Cancer, by which time Ketu while be moving into your 4th house Capricorn. [I will be writing about the later part of the year soon.

Jupiter is also looking at your 8th house, which can be volatile this time of the year, since Sun makes his annual transit thru your 8th house Taurus. The own, Venus is lagging behind in the 7th house which could raise some relationship issues. Sudden news might not be good from any quarter, though Sun can bring a bit un unexpected gain, or perhaps you gain by keeping your own gain a secret. In any case, don’t expect your secrete to necessarily stay that way thru late summer and fall.

Saturn is in the 3rd house of effort, brothers, and courage. There could be fights with brothers, or their health could be bad in this period. You could stay away from home and there will be delays in your travels plans. However, between Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, this is a good time for travel to happen, it just might not be as smooth as we’d like. Saturn is affecting Ketu in the 5th house making this a good time for upgrading, or certification training; perhaps we some hand on apprenticeship type program. Science and technology will be at the forefront of your creative endeavors. Saturn’s owner and aspect of this 5th house suggests very safe investments and measured risks, succumbing, no doubt, to Ketu’s unpredictability. Though Saturn’s position in the 11th house from this 5th house suggests that your risk could be gainful.

The 9th house, the father, teachers, and higher knowledge is suffering thru this period. You may feel yourself that you’ve had to sacrifice a lot thru this Saturn transit. Knowledge is one thing, but without experience, how can we really know the conviction behind our beliefs?

Rahu in the 11th house. It cannot be said enough that Rahu loves the 11th house. It’s an uppachya house, ever on the increase, just like Rahu whose appetite is always growing. Never satisfied. Rahu in the 11th gives a wide variety of friends and many different ways of acquiring an income. He brings a lot of focus into how to make profit; the 11th house knows how to respond to being objectified. Objects will be forthcoming.

Rahu is also looking at the 7th house, which is also positively influenced to be a good time for relationships, marriage (especially for Libra men since Venus is in this 7th house), contracts, or any kind of negotiation. Of course you have to be careful of this Venus raising some unexpected element in this negotiation, but certainly while Mars transits Gemini in the 9th house, you should find your luck involved in all negotiations with others.

Ketu is in the 5th house which may not be particularly good for children unless he’s well places in your chart, he will be good for original thinking and original ideas, if you can find it in yourself to care enough to pay attention. Some very strange and fortunate coincidence is likely on the table for you thru this Ketu transit. I’ve always been partial to Ketu, he brings magic into our lives for better or worse. When he sits in the dharma trine, we can break out of the confines of our self-imposed personality box and try new things. And with Ketu we can often find some hidden talent.

2017 Transits for Virgo

Jupiter is transiting the 1st house and the 1st house owner is in the 9th house suggesting an excellent time for education and spiritual knowledge. With the Sun also in the 9th house, you might find your father or guru to be a little too over bearing in this period. This Jupiter can also influence a few extra pounds around the midline (most cultures take this as a positive sign of prosperity). Speaking of health, Ketu is transiting the 6th house suggesting that you might be neglecting your health and the advice of your doctors or others who are trying to help you overcome any obstacles in your life. Rahu in the 12th can bring fatigue or abnormal growths to the feet. Mars – Ketu – Saturn influence on the 10 house can damage the knees, and the malefic influence on the 4th house can effect the heart, the chest of the upper digestive tract. Ketu in the 6th is also suggestive of some strange (undiagnosable or mis-diagnosed) dis-ease. Holistic practitioners are much better equipped to diagnose and treat illnesses related to Rahu and Ketu.

Rahu in the 12th house highlights expenditure for Virgo native. Rahu likes being in the 12th house. If there is anything that Rahu understands, it’s expenditure. But a head without a body can spend without limits and has little concern for what is lost. This can also be a very powerful spiritual placement as Rahu brings our strongest desires (our uncontrollable urges) into the house of Moksha (though it also relates with bed pleasures). This Rahu is also very well placed for foreign travel. The ruler of this 12th house for Virgo natives is the Sun who is placed in the 9th house giving double potency to travel possibilities (though this Sun can also signify loss of father or guru.

Ketu is in the 6th house. With all the malefic aspects to this Ketu in 6th house, I’d really hate to have any Virgo enemies. This combination certainly doesn’t bode well for them. I suspect this combination will be better for the Virgo native than it is for Virgo enemies. Though of course Virgo will still have to deal with enemies and obstacles in a very harsh way that can be just as challenging as having that harshness directed at you. Surgical procedures are also possible with this combination.

Saturn is in the 4th house giving a strong feeling of responsibility in the home and for the homeland. Since Saturn owns the 6th house, he could also bring disputes in to the home or with our mother of parents. Teaching or running some kind of home or school is also possible by this combination. You may, however, feel separated from your children. Even if they are physically present in your life, you may feel as though you’ve been shut out of their private life. Saturn’s aspect on the 6th house suggests some small health concern could grow and become more serious (likely aided by Ketu’s indifference). Saturn’s aspects on 10th and 1st houses suggest that you may be especially diligent and sober and lawful in this period. It’s good time to take on extra responsibilities.

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2017 Transits for Leo

Rahu is in the first house for Leo natives. Rahu can quite self-involved in the 1st house, especially in Leo which is already a self-involved sign. In the first house you may be the beneficiary of an especially intense and powerful personality at this time. This is a good transit to be asserting your individuality. If properly harnessed, this Rahu can awaken greater spiritual awareness and the necessary practice to further awaken the mind. This Rahu can, however, envelope a person in a cloud of illusion so complete that a person has no idea that their whole perception is just smoke and mirrors.

Ketu is in the 7th house dispersing your awareness of the other. This can be difficult on your marriage, relationships, partnerships and those with whom you have or seek agreement. This Ketu will likely be more difficult on your partners than oneself since Ketu often just looses interest; though of course this can lead to a single swift event that has a dispersal effect. Ketu is also known as a cutter. Saturn is also looking at this 7th house so there’s a very good chance that a deeper sense of commitment or responsibility could prevail. None-the-less there is a very good chance of relationship or contract disputes, which could affect your gains, friendships, and wider community networks. Since this Ketu aspects your 11th and 3rd house, there can be a spiritualizing effect since greed (11th) and false ego (3rd) and attachments (7th) may all be influenced by Ketu’s cutting lack of interest.

Saturn is in the 5th house encouraging a sense of responsibility for your children and productivity. With Rahu and Mars also aspecting this house it can also be a difficult time for your children or any student you have learning under you. If you’re follow a technical field, this could, on the other hand, be a very good time for your productivity. There could be gain thru long-term agreements and relatively conservative forms of risk (such as guaranteed interest accounts). However, with Saturn and Ketu both looking at the 11th house, profits could be a little slow (quite likely relating to the frustrations arising out of the 5th house). There is always two sides to everything, so when we consider the Saturn and Mars involvement with both the 2nd and 11th houses (the two houses of wealth) then we have to consider that it may be a very good opportunity for gain from chemicals, oil or toxins.

In doing this astrological writing project, there have been several indications along the way that the price of oil is very likely to climb this year, just as war is very likely to continue spreading before the world begins to move again towards peace.

Jupiter is in the 2nd house diversifying your saving portfolio. He’s looking at the 6th house which should bring some good advice in matters of dispute or ill health. For Leo lagna, Jupiter owns the 5th house which is loss of obstacles. His aspect on the 8th house (from the 2nd) should bring a boon thru some unexpected event as well as opening you up to the confidential secrets of others. 8th house matters should be positive for most Leos. The great Guru’s aspect on the 10th house should be good for ones reputation and perhaps put you in some kind of advisory position during this Jupiter transit. This period in June might be especially good for career and reputational matters since the fast moving planets are also offering a beneficial influence on the 10th. Venus, the owner of 10th is in the 9th (which can bring losses to the 10th such as retirement, but it can also bring good luck and a spiritual/lawful reputation. The owner of 2nd and 11th (the wealth houses) is also in the 10th infusing your career/public reputation with wealth, gain, popularity, and achievement of hopes. Moon’s aspect to 10th can also be good for popularity.

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2017 Transits for Cancer (very detailed)

7 This is essentially a tutorial for reading a chart in the style of Parashara using the transits for Cancer Lagna in 2017 as an example. In writing this, I have tried to consider the many students of astrology who contact me, but many people with even a mundane interest in astrology may be interested in the content.

Four more major transits this year:

Saturn will go back to Scorpio around June 20.

Rahu and Ketu will go into Cancer and Capricorn respectively on August 18.

Jupiter will more into Libra on the inauspicious day of September 11.

Saturn will go back to Sagittarius around October 26

 2017 transits for Cancer Lagna (rising or moon sign)

Dharma 1st house: who we are; “ecce homo.” 5th house: what we create; “it’s alive.”9th house: what we believe: “by divine right.”

The first house is the self, the personality, the body, the head; it is who we are. Rahu will be moving into Cancer in August otherwise no other planet has direct influence over the first house, though of course each planet is measured from its position from 1st house. Rahu in first house can bring health problems, and if moon is in cancer it may bring some anxiety to the mind. Rahu influences individuality, and a sense of self-importance. Much of the transit effect depends on the position of Rahu in ones personal chart as well as the chart as a whole, but Rahu in first house makes one want to be recognized for who they are….. “SEE ME,” this Rahu says. I’ll discuss Ketu’s position when we talk about the Kama (desire) houses. From this first house Rahu looks at the 5th and 9th houses bringing some intensity to your productivity and well as some development of a personal belief system that does not necessary fit with the established religions. This Rahu can also make mistakes in his attempts to maximize production and gain some recognition for creativity/productivity.

Fifth house: The children of the 5th house are much more than just those who spill forth from the loins of our wives and lovers. Those children which are born of our mind also fit into the 5th house; all the creations we try to maintain are our children. This blog is my child: I feed it, care for it, and give it love; someday it might grow up to have a kind of life of it’s own, but unless I raise it well, it will never survive without me. Investments also come from the fifth house: responsible long-term investments by Saturn, more aggressive short term by Mars, and wild speculation by Rahu. Saturn of course will be affecting the fifth house throughout his transit Scorpio. When Rahu goes into Cancer, he will also be looking at the 5th house (I mentioned some of these effects in my talk about 1st house). Of course the combination of these two malefic influences on an enemy sign (August to October) may bring some difficulties in 5th house matters.

Saturn will have a couple of months alone in this 5th house of Scorpio in the summer which can be beneficial in a very unexciting way, but when Rahu and Ketu make their move to Cancer and Capricorn in August, Rahu will be giving Saturn in the 5th a hard aspect is likely to bring some mistakes in August – October. This is the kind of situation where we create something without intention; or perhaps our creation has unintended consequences. When Saturn moves to the 6th house in October he will move your sense of responsibility into taking care of your health and resolving other obstacles and disputes. With Saturn’s limiting influence removed from the 5th house, Rahu will be free to increase our sense of risk and adventure. Rahu’s aspect on the 5th house also makes this a good time to try some foreign spiritual practice or undertake some intensive studies. Hard responsibility!

Spring can be a potent time for spiritual practice for Cancer natives, but with Jupiter looking at the ninth house from the 3rd and Venus going into exaltation in the 9th from January 27 – May 31. These are the two Gurus of the Gods and Demons respectively; both Brahmins, both with knowledge of the world from their respective perspectives. But when Venus moves on, Jupiter will remain blessing our higher knowledge and sense of faith alone until mid-August when Rahu moves to affect the Dharma trine for Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces natives. Rahu bring intensity into the lives of watery people. His effect will be mostly felt on the body and the personality of Cancer natives who could contract some contagious disease, flu, or seasonal ailment. Accidents and injuries can also be brought about by Rahu’s intensity. People with Rahu in the 1st house often feel strong and independent and pride themselves on their strong individuality.

Ninth house: Our luck, our faith, and our beliefs become our religion. Everyone has one whether it’s personal or institutional or some combination of the two. All the things we pick up over the course of our lives that “make sense” about how humans should live fit into the indications of the 9th house. (The 5th house is also said to be a luck house, but the 5th has more to do with how we put our beliefs in action. If the 9th house the spirituality that we believe in, the 5th house is the spiritual practice that we actually follow. This is also the house of higher knowledge, the guruji, and the father.

For Cancer natives, the 9th house will have Jupiter aspecting his own Pisces 9th house until September 11, 2017. Rahu will also make an aspect here after the nodes move in mid-August and this will continue until the end of the year. Jupiter’s aspect here will promote good luck and a broad-minded personal philosophy. It’s a good aspects of student of the more advanced institutions as well as for spiritual practitioners. Such and aspect can also bless the father or the guru with advisory capabilities. This spring when Venus makes her transit thru this house will be a very potent time of spiritual practice and achieving a higher understanding of the world regardless of your spiritual out look.

Kama: 3rd house; sexual effort 7th house: the other; 11th house: our hopes

Third house: the effort we make to fulfill our desire, cousins, contemporaries, peers; what we do with our hands; social contacts & network.

Jupiter in the 3rd can bring noble efforts; he can enrich your siblings and network, partnerships and profits. He is also looking at his own 9th house, which should be good for spiritual practice, high knowledge, fathers and gurus. In the spring when Venus is exalted in his transit thru Pisces should be an especially potent time for the spiritual lives of Cancer natives. Saturn is looking at Jupiter from the 6th house, which can make you responsible for your health, but also give responsibility to your 3rd house efforts. Jupiter in the 3rd can also bring a lot of short travel and your neighborhood could undergo some kind of improvement.

Jupiter will continue to give his blessing to these matters from the third house until September. Jupiter generally blesses us by broadening our view (our perspective) of things. He’s also famous for his indulgence and will bring an honest effort to achieving whatever goals are assigned. Jupiter is also a multiplier so you may try several avenues to achieve the same goal. Saturn will be looking at Jupiter until June 20 when he goes back into Scorpio where he stays until October 26. Saturn drishti (aspect) on Jupiter in the third can give you a more determined and perhaps even habitual effort.

Seventh house: the kinds of partnerships we make and the way we maintain agreements; wife; business partners, contractual agreements, relationship with the other; our mirror. Essentially, this is how we view and treat others, or rather, “the other” since the typical dualist perspective of life merely separates oneself from all others allowing for the great narratives of man vs nature; man vs man; man vs himself. In any case, they’re all self-defeating battles in the end.

Jupiter’s aspect on the 7th house suggests that you may see at least some of what is noble and pure in others. Jupiter’s aspect can bring many different agreements with different people. Saturn, the ruler of the 7th house for Cancer natives, however, is in the 6th house (12th from 7th) which could bring disputes, broken contracts, or perhaps some service, duty or suffering related to the end of a contract. Since Saturn makes us take responsibility for the annoyances of 6th house, their effects are actually greatly mitigated, unlike, say, Ketu in 6th who often leaves us completely unconcerned with 6th house matters; which can often bring bigger difficulties later. (Saturn will be in this 6th house until June 20 & will return to the 6th again on October 26th.) Saturn in Sagittarius is in the 11th house from Aquarius which is in the 8th house suggesting some possibility of unexpected gain (some would say that this Saturn also forms an auspicious vipreet raj yoga.

When Saturn returns to Scorpio for the middle part of the year he can influence romantic agreements, however, Saturn’s risks are generally carefully measured and his aspect on the 7th house can bring responsibility for children as well as for agreements.

In regards to relationships, this Jupiter is giving a beneficial look at the 7th house of partnerships as well as the 9th house of luck, and from your 3rd, he looks at your partners 3rd (3rd from 7th) suggesting a good time for a combined effort. Relationships are generally ruled by Venus or Mars, though for a woman, Jupiter can represent the husband.

For Cancer lagna, Saturn rules the 7th house of relationships and therefore becomes the karaka (signifier) of relationships that are bound by some mutual agreement. Saturn’s transit in Sagittarius, I’m sorry to say, is not likely to be good for agreements or the partners of Cancer natives since he goes into to 6th house where agreements are broken or become like obstacles. Saturn can make us take responsibility for broken contract/agreements, or he can permanently delay breaking contracts. Saturn and Ketu are also hemming your 7th house; which can put a lot of pressure on your spouse or your agreements. This Ketu can also put a cramp on your partner’s savings, and Rahu in 2nd suggest that you may be happy to be in charge of savings and liquid investments.

Eleventh house: the kind of gain we make, our hopes and the people we associate with are represented in the 11th house. This will be a very dynamic house in 2017 as the aspecting planets will be changing frequently. Jupiter is currently alone in aspecting the 11th house until June when Saturn’s move to the 5th house will then give him an aspect on the 11th house as well. Saturn and Jupiter will give a combined aspect to this house throughout the summer and then in August, Ketu will add his aspecting influence. In September, Jupiter will move tot he 4th house leaving Saturn and Ketu to aspect this house until Saturn moves his look away from here in October.

The period from early September until late October could prove to be a very difficult time for gain and profit. Starting in August, Ketu will be dispersing agreements trade and negotiation. Once Jupiter takes his beneficial influence away from the 11th house, there is likely to be a loss of profits and a loss of hope. Ketu’s influence often comes in the form of a single sharp (or explosive) event that affects all of society as well as the individuals who are a part of it. Depending on ones natal chart even the most dire looking transits can be especially positive. Saturn and Ketu could allow one to profit from technical matters, foreigners, service, and the like.

Prior to September, Jupiter will be looking at the 11th house; which can be good for gain, but also expensive and pleasant of our sense of hope.

Artha: 2nd house: the face we show to the world; 6th house: obstacles; 10th house: our reputation

Second house: Rahu will be in Leo of the second house until mid-August. This can be a difficult placement for Rahu since he will like to appear as someone with great savings and many valuables regardless of the reality. The difficulty in this placement can be summed up with the words a local drug addict recently spoke to me: “it doesn’t matter what the truth is, nobody cares about truth, what people care about is appearance; appearance is everything.” This is the sort of materialistic philosophy followed by Rahu in the second. Saturn will also be looking at this 2nd house from mid-June to mid-September. The period from mid-June to mid-August will have both of these planets affecting the second house which is likely to cause some tension by introducing a conservative bent to Rahu’s excess. This mid-summer period could bring health problems to some member of the ancestral family (or childhood family), but it could also affect the face of teeth of the native. This will be a very good period for harsh speech, and food and eating habits are likely to be less than healthy (Rahu in the 2nd house of a natal chart is often indicative of meat eating or having an ancestry that earned from the death of animals). Once Rahu moves on to Cancer in August, Saturn’s dristi will be alone in influencing the second house. This will be a much better time for gathering savings and consolidating liquid assets, but with Saturn there will have to be some sacrifices made to complete the collection. Of course much depends on the natal position of the Sun and the other planets.

Sixth house: Saturn is going in and out the 6th house this year. In June he will move back to the 5th house until the end of October and then back into the 6th to complete his 2.5 year transit of the sign. Saturn in the 6th house makes us take responsibility for our health. From this position he can drag out acute health problems or disputes; he can force us into a service role; and generally make us take our obligations seriously. This is the position of someone who follows their duty.

Saturn rules the 7th and 8th houses. 7th owner going into the 6th house is rarely good as it will encourage disputes with spouse. This Saturn often does not go in for divorce of break up, but rather takes responsibility for the dispute and tries to fix things regardless of how long it takes. Saturn is not averse to the problem sets of the 6th.

Rahu’s aspect on this house until mid-August (both Saturn and Rahu will give effects here until mid to late June. The 6th house represents those things which challenge us and Rahu certainly loves a challenge. Rahu is also not averse to breaking a few rules in order to win. Success thru this period will depend on the natal placements of the planets as well as the dasha operating throughout this period.

Of course, for Cancer natives, Jupiter has some major say in 6th house matters. Jupiter will be in the 3rd house until early September and then he will move into the 4th house. The 3rd house is 10th from 6th suggesting that some reputational matters will be tied in with the 6th house matters. The 3rd house is the house of effort so it’s likely that noble (Jupiterian) efforts will be made for 6th house matters (to resolve disputes and health matters. It’s also possible that Jupiter will bring the 6th house disputes into the 3rd house to cause disputes with (or health problems to) younger siblings or social networks (neighbors can also be represented by 3rd house). When Jupiter moves into the 4th house, he can bring these duties, obstacles and challenges to the parents or home of the Cancer native. It must be pointed out that Jupiter is also the 9th house owner for Cancer lagna which suggest that there will always be a c certain amount of luck or higher knowledge tied in with Jupiterian significations.

Tenth house: For cancer natives the 10th house is ruled by Mars, a relatively fast moving planet that will continually transform ones reputation as the native seeks continual innovation. Rahu will be looking at the 10th house until mid-August and then it will be left without strong influence from any of the slow moving planets until Jupiter moves to Libra in September which will give the Guru a direct aspect of the 10th house.

Rahu deals with our urges that we cannot control, in regards to the 10th house, he gives us the urge for public recognition. This can often lead to “acting out” or some other behavior that will get noticed. The combined influence of Mars and Rahu on this house can also give a reputation of dealing with computers and machines.

When Jupiter lends his look to this house we can expect a broadening of reputation, perhaps an advisory or training position. Since Jupiter is looking from the 4th house of home and contentment, these expending emotions likely to be reflected in ones social position. Since this house is ruled by Mars, this can be an especially good time for executives maintaining several career portfolios.

Moksha: 4th house: contentment; 8th house: the unknown; 12th house: expenditure

Fourth house: Ketu is sending his dispersing influence tot he 4th house until the two brothers make their move in August. The 4th house will be vacant for about a month and then Jupiter will bring a combination of luck and duty into the home.

Depending on the position of Venus in the natal chart as well as the current dasha period running, Ketu can disperse the home, quell the home fires, and bring difficulties to the mother. Ketu can also influence a little bit of emotional numbness, and perhaps limit our sense of security.

Of course, when Jupiter moves into this 4th house in September, he will bring his natural expansiveness as well as his functional luck and duty. Higher knowledge and understanding will go into the home and influence the emotional being, but there will also be a stronger sense of duty for the home environment. A touch of caution needs to be exercises here since any influence of the 6th lord tot he 4th house can bring vehicle accidents as well as property disputes. Of course, once again, this is largely influenced by ones personal chart and dasha period.

Eighth house: The eighth house is mystery, occult, secret knowledge, death, and all that resides in the hidden depths of water. Cancer natives have Aquarius in the 8th house marking them a secret mystics.

Ketu is in Aquarius until mid-August. This can bring a deep and mysterious intuitive understanding. Ketu in 8th house can also be quite explosive in the 8th house since both have a proclivity for the unexpected. Ketu’s dispersal energy can be quite explosive when combines with Mars or Saturn. (Saturn will be aspecting Ketu in 8th thru May and mostly June). This could be quite a sensitive month and a half for Cancer natives as well as Cancer localities. Since Saturn is looking at his own Aquarius sign in this house, there is likely to be some protection (Saturn’s aspect on 8th also increases longevity), but it may be safe advice to expect the unexpected. Although it’s out of the purview of this analysis, it can be noted that Mars is also aspecting Saturn in the 6th house which will influence some toxicity.

Ketu will have a couple of months alone in the 8th house from the end of June until the end of August. This can bring a loss of privacy, loss of sleep even, as well as other difficulties in the home. Ketu’s role is to leave what belongs in the past, in the past. He cuts us from the energies that don’t serve us anymore. He is like that Shiva who is cutting the head off time; the fleeting past that is continually rushing into the majestically expansive mouths of Lord Krishna.

Then, in August, Rahu and Ketu move houses and the 8th house becomes more accessible to the reasoned to the mind. The ruler of 8th, Saturn, will be in the 5th house which is an excellent placement for research, and since he is additionally in Scorpio (the 8th sign), some occult experiences are also possible. Some of you may experience this as Ketu revealing some latent talents in the mystery cults and then suddenly finding a strong desire to practice and experience the mysteries of life.

For most of September and October, Jupiter will aspect this house, and Saturn will add his aspect in October when he moves back into Sagittarius. This can bring some more pleasant, but equally unexpected, events. This could be as simple as some good advice from an unlikely source.

Twelfth house: This is the ultimate moksha house: loss, liberation, expenses, bed pleasures, and the sub-conscious mind. Ketu and Saturn will also be affecting this house by aspect in the early part of summer. Difficult sleep, being out of touch with the sub-conscious, and certainly a lack of pleasurable bed pleasures. This Saturn-Ketu aspects here can bring awful dreams and a dreadful imagination. All this sub-conscious information will ease off in August, and if there is any kind of major disruption causes by this combination, Jupiter’s aspect on the 12th house (beginning in September) is likely to be beneficial.

Saturn and Ketu can sometimes give a very difficult restriction to expenses; or it can make for very wasteful expenses depending on their placement in your chart and the current dasha operating.