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.
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