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Planetary Transits for Leo Ascendant early 2016: Rahu & Ketu in Leo & Aquarius; Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Scorpio

Planetary Transits for Leo Ascendant: Rahu & Ketu in Leo & Aquarius; Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Scorpio


Jupiter conjunct Rahu in 1st house Leo (Guru Chandal Yoga)

While Jupiter in the first house for Leo ascendant is generally very favorable since his benefic effects will be felt in the 1st, 5th, 7th and 9th houses: Magnanimous personality and good health, humanistic thinking, expansive trade and benefic partners, as well as good fortune. Ones self, as well as ones children, spouse, and father all normally reap the rewards of Jupiter in 1st house. However when Rahu also moves into the first house to conjunct Jupiter some difficulties will arise due to Guru chandal yoga which clouds our intelligence. Jupiter’s retrograde motion in the first quarter of the year will already be affecting your plans, so combined with Rahu’s affect your personality is likely to suffer due to some error in judgement and clouded thinking. Guru chandal yoga could also relate to excessive pride or greed which generally means that this combination generally remains good for material gain. Saturn’s malefic 10th aspect on the 1st house combined with Rahu will also increase fear and worry. During the full moon also in first house at the end of February, one could be quite reactionary and there could be changes in the personality.

Rahu’s look your 5th house will intensify the mind and increase production though perhaps not in the healthiest manner. Children could be negatively affected by Rahu’s aspect. Jupiter is also the natural karaka for children conjunct Rahu and aspected by Saturn, so children and wealth could both be a concern for you throughout this transiting period. The same could also be said about father as Jupiter is also karaka of the father and the 9th house, the house of the father which is also receiving an aspect from Rahu. The sun will also be going thru some difficult transits from mid-January to mid-April and will be significantly affected by a solar eclipse a few days before the new Moon on March 9th.

Ketu in 7th house Aquarius

Ketu could make you take your relationships and partnerships of granted at this time. Sitting in the middle of the desire triangle (houses 3, 7, & 10) he will have a strong spiritualizing influence on your desires. This, of course, is not what most people want so Ketu is considered to cause difficulties from the 7th house. Something strange could come into your relationship, or, if you’re dating, you could choose a partner who is very different from yourself; someone who makes your friends question your choice or perhaps laugh a little at your partners expense. He or she is not likely to be like you at all. Marriage partners on the other hand, could decide to take up some strange new hobby or interest that seems to change their personality over night. Ketu’s look at the 11th house can add this strangeness top your friends as well as opening up a time for you to do some of the hobbies and forge new kinds of friendships that you’ve possibly been avoiding out of fear of what your friends might think.

The Sun will conjunct Ketu from mid-February until mid-March, and in early March the sun will experience a total eclipse a few day before the New Moon on March 9th. Actually, all of the plants will be effecting Aquarius around this time, for Leo Ascendant this means there will be a lot of activity in regards to relationships and partnerships, trade and contracts. It’s likely to be a time period you remember for a long time. Suns aspect on his own 1st house of Leo will be positive for position and prestige; especially around the time of the full moon on February 24th. Partnerships could however suffer from the Suns cruel heat, Ketu’s explosiveness and Mars’ fire. Watch for significant events in regards to partnerships, contracts, and trade from Leo countries.

Saturn in 4th house Scorpio

Saturn is not well placed for home happiness, the comforts of home, emotions or mother. For Leo ascendants, Saturn is karaka of enmity due to his ownership of the 6th house, and he becomes maraka thru ownership of 7th house. Saturn is sure to bring problems and fighting into the home, especially when his enemy Mars conjoins Saturn in the 4th. Saturn is known to restrict his emotional expression, while Mars can explode with passion or frustration. Mercuries transit thru the 6th house in the early part of the year can influence fighting about money, while Venus could bring in fights about hobbies and occupation (or employment). However, the sign of Scorpio in the 4th house usually means that you prefer to keep affairs of the home at home; these moods that we develop in the home do, however, reflect into the public sphere of the 10th house. Saturn could influence longer hours and more attention focused on our occupation. Over working can however cause health problems indicated by the 6th house (Saturn’s 3rd aspect): exhaustion, stress, lack of joy (all of which will likely be very well managed by Saturn who is also owner of the 6th house. The effects of this Saturn will likely build up until the end of the transit and if nothing is done, then Saturn will begin to show the deeper symptoms of his gaze.

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.

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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.

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