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Preface I nlroduction What are Transits?
Transiting Configurations and their Applications

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lining Transits Astrological Transit A Psychological Approach to Transits and Progressions The Astrological House. Planets & Aspect Prediction Based on Transit (Go char) Ashtakavarga Calculations Planets In Various Houses and their Remedies Understanding Your Transits & Transiting Planets Planets Transiting Houses Retrograde Planets Inner Planet Transits Aspect Details Transits and 111e Path of Transfonnatlon The Astrology of Transformation and an Astrological Perspective Understanding & Evaluating Transits (Gochar) A Life Pattern In the Ught of Major Planets TranSits



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Role ol Planets and Dashas in T ransit Marriage and Navamsa Go char (Transit) Tirring ol Events Through Dash a and Transit of Planets Must you be the Victim of Your Stars ? Astrological Remedies (Upaye) for Transiting Planets

A person's mind is always in a sense of dilemma to do, or not to do, Ill at is the question. He or she runs and consults the astrologer to learn the correct answer to the concerned question, the transitory behaviour of the planets on a personS fate. urges him or her to consult the astrologer tor solution. Due to the mysterious string playing of the heavehly bodies, causes Imbalance to a person~ mind and fate. the fear psychosis of future adversity urges him or her to consult or study astrology. In tills regard, 1 have confidently shown the correct path and warns people of lllelr adverse periods of life tlvough astrologically defining the behaviour of planets. The interpretation of a natal horoscope is an art, that requires considerable skill. To interpret that horoscope, as it moves and unfolds lllrough time, calls for even more skill. This is why a good book that rakes up the subject of astrological timing Is so valuable to all of us. The main problem In mode<n astrology, however. Is not the quantitative but qualitative. Astrology is highly popular. and an enonmous amount of material Is surfacing In books, magazines, classes and lectures. Unfortunately, much of this material Is Inferior, for the<e Is still only a small number of experienced. top-lllght astrologers. Broadly speaking, there are four methods of astrological timing: progressions and directions, postnatal epochs, solar and lunar returns, and transits. Progressions and directions are SJXIradic but discontinuous. They do not occur at regular intervals, and there are times when the bodies are not In orb of aspect. The postnatal epochs that I have discovered Is also sponui'IC because they are timed by progressions or directions, but their effects continue until deatll. Continuity of effect is also apparent In solar and lunar ll!turns, whether In tile tropical or slde<eal 2odlac. They occur pe<iodlcally, however. not sporadically as pMtnatal epochs do. Each solar rewrn Is effective for a year. The fourth and mMt
basic form ol timing is Transits, which are periodic and discontinuous in nature. The ability to interpret a planetary combination, whether statically in a radical chart or dynamically by transit or progresslol\ depends on


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two things. 1 t depends first on knowledge of the contribution made by llle best of one~ predecessors and colleagues and second on extensive personal empirical observation ol the many combinations. If a author relies solely on other people's experience, his book will be derivatilll!. as are the majority of books now being published. The experienced astrologer will recognize that this book is based on personal obse<Vation and that it is also in consonant with the main findings of the majority of astrologers concerning transits. One very good reason for tlis is that 1 llalll! been doing astrology since many years and so far written a series of Astrological books on different subjects. This book contains valuable material for both the astrological beginner and the professional astrologer The contents have grown out of many years of study. research and experience on the part of the author. All the materials presented here are based on the fundamental principles and sign~icance of the planets. signs. aspetts and houses. Pethaps the main challenge in the art of interpretation is integrating a number ol factors. Olll!r emphasis on any one factor gives a lopsided picture. as is the case w~h simultaneous or nearly simultaneous transits. It is noteworthy that this book deals w~h this problem very thoroughly and dearly. 1 ndeed. it is suggested that the reader shoukl study this book very carefully, for It deals with may essential matter that are skipped in most books on transits. The following example shows a basic phase of transits that is seldom Let us say that you were born wah Saturn square your Sun and Ill at transiting Saturn comes to the trine of that Sun. How do we Interpret lllls 7 Does that natal square affect the meaning of the transitl It does. of course. although too many astrologers seem not to realize tlis. In lllis book notes that a natal or radical aspect is of primary importance and can seriously modify any aspect by transit or progression.
COlli! red.

Planets In Transit teaches you not to fear some oncoming transa, llut rather to think of It as an opportunity for more growth and seasoning. During the transiting planets. it does not >uffice to apprehend, what kind of adversity one Is going to face In life. An experienced astrologer can advise suitable measures for sp~lc problem. The Astrological R emedies and Preventing Measures have been exhaustively discussed In the book. which are largely divided Into many parts. Last but not the least. this book does not pretend to be complete In any sense of the term. 1tIs none but an attempt to serve the Interest of llle common man. We are more than anybody else conscious of many defects and blemishes • which would halll! Inadvertently crept In this



book. For this, 1 shall be extremely grateful to accept any suggestion from the valued readers. The Book is a collection ol material composed by various authors who have worked in this field and I have tried to built ~ up gradually, so

lllat the compilation can be 1.11derstood for a complexed subject hke
Transits. Any errors and omissions are my own despite the barrage or corrections carried out and Ed~ing done by Col. Dee Baswani (Retd.). Thanlcs to other Reviewers who contributed the volumes orreedback It! at made my writing and examples more readable and correct
I wish to express my thanks to my friends Pinku and Tinku lor being a source of motivation as well as Shri Narender Sagar who stimulates me for writing.

My special thanks to my mother Or. Krishna, as without her blessings it would have not possible to write on this topic. My gratitude to my wile Renu and daughter Gudiya Vrlnda lor providing me with the aim and purpose.
I would also like to thank Mr. Bhupender Singh Negi lor typing,

and r..Jmerous other activiUes associated with the publicaUon or lllls Book. This eighth Book, like the previous seven. Is dedicated to my lather Late Shri Kallash Chander who taught me this Science as a cl>ld and was himself a great devotee or this subject in the days when there were no computers. 1 would like to end this with the thought or Vrindavan and Banke Blharl whose blessings have been with me and 1always look upon him In all my endeavours.


Dr. Shanker Adawal

A transit occurs whe<>ever a plane~ moving in its orb ~ during your lifetime, forms an aspect to a plane~ the Sun, Moon or any of the house cusps in your natal horoscope. Also, whenever a planet passes through llle part of the zodiac occupied by a house in your natal chart. we say Ill at the planet is transiting the house. The study of transits is one of the most fundamental techniques In astrology. That transits indicate important tre<>ds and issues in your life is one of tile few points upon which all astrologers agree. Along with directions and progressions. they are bask to tile astrologer's predictive methodology. Yet there is not a single, detailed one-volume text that gives you an idea of what to expect from each transit Nor is there must literature on how to integrate transits into a larger view of the development Clf your life as a whole. n os text is designed to fill that gap. While these descriptions are not totally complete - that would be an impossible goal to realize - they do provide an In-depth account of the significance of each transit. You will learn what you are most likely lo experience, emotionally, psychologically and drcumstantially, under each transit. The dellneaUons differ from those In eartler texts because IIley are writte<> primarily in psychological terms ratller than In terms of events. In the pas~ most texts have been oriented primarily to predict llle events that will happen to you. This te<>ds to support the older view of astrology as a fortune-telling system. which almost everyone now agrees is at best a debased form of the art. The purpose of astrology really should be to give you an understanding ol your place In the universe and the kinds ol energies !hat are flowing through you and through the physical universe. Astrology should not try to make up your mind but Instead provide lnformDtlon upon which you can make an Intelligent decision. Obviously, transits i ndicate times that are appropriate for certain kinds of actions and i nappropriate for otllers, as certain kinds of events often do occur with particular transits. But transits should never be viewed as signifying events that will Inevitably come to pass. with you as a helpless observer.



A vl!f)l corrtnon theory about the ciflerentroles ortransits, directions and progressions is that transits indicate circumstances that you must face in the outer wor1d. while directions and progressions indicate your inner psychological evolution. 1n this tlleory, transits tell what you must face and directions and progressions tell what IMe< resources you have to race it with. However. I do not support this idea lor several reasons. First of all, this system does not accord with my experience as an astrologer. I have found both transits and directions indicating both events and psychologkal changes, and 1 cannot find any clear set or (riteria to distinguish between the roles of these two major predictive systems. The only real distinction is that by their very nature progressions indicate longer-term elfects than transits. It has been my elq)efience that the<e are two distinct types of people. One type experiences ~ansits and dirl!ctions primarily as major emotional and psychological changes, which may or may not be accompanied by a <:lear pattern of events. At best, it is very unclear whether events cause psychological change, 0< vke versa. The other type of person elq)efiences both transits and progressions as events that seem to come out or the blue and happen to him. It Is my opinion that this type of person Is simply less aware of the dynamics of his IWe than the first type.

Transits as Symbols of I ntentlons
I believe that the conventional view Is based upon a false distinction shared by many astrologers as well as many scientists . In thelrvlew the universe consists of Individual subJects, who are clearly distinct and separate from the outer. physkal universe. The lndlllldual endS at the periphery, and the physical universe begins there. This view also holds Ill at events in the physical universe are absolutely real and independent or any observer. whereas events or changes that take place w~hin oneseW exist on a lesser order of reality, because only the individual can experience Ill em. But what really happens! Let us suppose that an event occ..-s In the physical universe that many people can perceive or experience. We know very well lhat each person who pen:elves that event will have a somewhat different experience or it. If we get together to discuss our experiences, we may try to elitrinate those elements that not everyone experienced, in order to arrive at a compromise that we can all agrees upon witllout violating our Integrity. usually alter going through this process, we quite effectively censor our memory to eliminate the purely


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personal elemerls of our experience. or we relegate tnem to the status <>f subjective or imaginary. Now if another observer of the event comes along, and his experience isn't too differert from oi.I'S, we accept his experience. again subject to certain compromises, and modify our view slighUy. If his experience is too different. we reject it entirely, classifying it as totally subjective or imaginary. 1 n extreme cases we declare him

The point is that what we call an objective description is nothing more tnan a collective subjective experience. There may be an absolute reality outside ol anyone's experience, but It is quite Irrelevant to our daily life. We act upon our universe. and we receive reactions from it in a contiruous f.eld of consciouSlless. There is no clear booodary line between ourselves and the wOtld, and the observe< always play a creative role in the observation. We do not live in the physical universe so much as in a universe of agreements. conventions and concepts that we create with others. And because of the limitations of language, each of us lives i n a much more private universe than we realize. Most events have no signnicance beyond what we have agreed upon or been trained to give to them. Very litUe really happens to you, with yourself as only a passive <lbserver.

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tWiiat are f!'ransitsi'
Transits are the real-time physical asb'ologicallnfluences arising from llle connections made between the present placements by zodiacal sign and degree of the planets, luminaries and nodes at the time under ~onsideration, and the placements of all the planets, luminaries, nodes, angles and houses In the birth chart for the Individual or entity being studied.
At any one period of time, transits from each of the luminaries and planets, to at least one or another of the houses (ideally. two, since both ascendant and solar houses should be separately traded) in the bhth (hart will be active: and from time to time each luminary and planet will form different transits by aspect to planets. luminaries and other individual points in the birth chart.

Since the planets. luminaries and nodes each move through the entire zodiac In a fairly regular period of time speclfk to the planet, luminary or node concerned. all transits are cyclical In nat\Jre: and the (ydes of the luminaries, ~loon~ Nodes and planets from Me<cury to Satum are repeated in their entirety on multiple occasions in the average lifetime of a human being. The period ol Uranus is about 84 years, so orly those who live to this age or greater willelCJletience its complete cycle of transits 10 the factors in their birth charts. The periods of Neptune and Pluto extend to approximately twice and three times (respectively) the average life span of a fortunate human being: and therefore each of us will only ever experience a certain portion or the full cycle of Neptune and Pluto llanslts to our birth charts. The mean geocentric periods ol the different luminaries and planets are approximately: Moon· 29.6 days: Sun. Mercury and Venus · 365.24 days (since Mercury and Venus are within the Earth~ orbit they always appear to circuit the zodiac at the same average rate as the Sun): Mars • 686.98 days; J upite< • 11.68 years; Sat\Jrn • 29.46 years; Uranus • 84.01 years: Neprune • 164.8 years: Pluto · 247.7 years. These periods


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divided by twelve give lhe average amount of time lhat each lurrinary or planet takes to transit each sign, and therefore on average (allowing for
different house sizes} each natal house. However. because of eccentricities

to lheir ol'bits and factors connected with the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun, the planets do not all move through each sign in the same amount of time. The apparent speed of motion of the Moon changes considerably; it takes sometimes as litUe as just over 48 hours to transit a sign; other times well over 60 ho...s. Pluto takes over twice as many years to transit some signs as it takes to transit ones on the opposite side of the zodiac. and has been in the fastest·moving part of its cycle in our lifetimes.
Transits to the planets, luminaries, nodes and angles operate by means of aspects, in exactly the same manner as aspects in the birth chart, except that they are transient (temporary) rather than radical (lifelong) influences. However. whereas in natal astrology quite large allowances are made for the orbs of influence of the different types of aspects, where a.spects by transit are under consideration the orbs allowed are very much smalle<. Opinions vary as to the size of allowable orbs for transiting aspects, but llleir effects will be felt most strongly when they are exact to within just one degree, and are very unlikely to be felt at all outside a distance of lllree degrees. This applies right ocross lhe board for alllhe major aspect types. It is perhaps advisable to allow three degrees for conjunctions and oppositions; two degrees for squares and trines, and no more than one degree for sextiles, semlsquares, sesqulquadrates, quincunxes, semisextiles. qulntiles and blquintiles. All olher type of aspects are best disregarded as immaterial. While a luminary or planet is aspecting by transit a celestial body, angle or node in the birth char~ lhe transit will be experienced as lhe transiting body exerts a temporary Influence, corresponding to Its general nature and lhe type of aspect formed, upon lhe features of the personality, body and psychology governed by the aspected point in lhe birth chart. Whatever the nature of the lntluence, It will adjust lhe condition of the aspected point In the birth chart while It lasts. and may variously offset, clash with, harmonise wi th or occentuate the effects of lhe natal aspects and sign and house position ol tl"ls point. Transits by the planets lrom Mercury to Pluto are more complex events lhan the straight direct passes through lhe zodiac evidenced by 1M Sun and Moon, Involving repeated periods of slower retrograde motion i n the reverse direction through the signs and degrees of the zodiac, i nterspersed wl lh the more rapid direct motion In the normal direction

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lllrough the zodiac. Whenever one of these planets ceases to move in direct motion and turns retrograde, it appears to come to a halt, and is
said to station retrograde. Wilen rt: ceases to move in retrograde motion,

it comes to a halt again, and is said to station direct When a planet is dose to one of Its stations, it moves very slowly, and any aspect it forms by transit to a point in the birth chart will last much Ionge< than it does on average. When a planet stations within aspeding orb (especially within one degree} of a point in the birth chart, the effect of the aspect by transit will be not only much longe<-lasting but also more strongly and keenly lett than a regular passing-by transiting aspect of the same type between the same bodies.
When transiting planets turn retrograde. they very commonty form

in retrograde motion the same transiting aspect they rece<1Uy made in direct motion to a particular point In the birth chart. At this point. the same issues highlighted in the life of the individual affected during the first direct motion pass will be brought into focus again, but usually with a sense that there Is more still to be done to resolve them. Then when llle transiUng planet Involved turns direct once more and forms the same
aspect in direct motion for a second and final time. the issues concerned

will meet with their final outcome as affected by the transit that has been ongoing. Occasionally the oute< planets such as Neptune and Pluto Ill en turn retrograde again and move far enough back through thedegrees of the zodiac to form the same aspect by transit In retrograde motion for a second ume. When this happens. It will be experiE!<lced as a 1\Jrther recurrence of the Issues highlighted by the particular transit concerned being brought Into focus In a manner suggestive of slight backtracking or a lack of complete resoluUon. And then on the third direct pass of the transit the Issues or activities will finally be deflnldvely resolved as far as IIley are going to be by the transit that has been In progress. Transits to the houses exactly resemble natal chart placements of planets and luminaries In the houses. WhE!<l a real-time planet or luminary <>Ccupies a zodiacal sign and degree placement that falls within the area of the zodiac spanned by a particular house In the birth chart, then the transit of that planet or luminary to that house Is effective. Within three degrees of the cusp of the next house, the planet or luminary concerned
will exhibit some influence in the next house. While a luminary or planet is transiting a particular house, the transit

will be experienced as pe< the principles governed by the particular transiting luminary or planet exerting a temporary influence upon the area of lffe corresponding to the transited house. Whatever the nature of
lhe influence, it will adjust the condition of the transited house in the

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birth chart while a lasts; and its impact should be considered In the context of how the principles governed by the ttansiting body as expressed Ill rough the transited house sit w~h those gov...ned by any natal planets i n the house, as well as in the context of conjunctions it forms to thl!(n and aspects it forms to planets in othl!( natal houses during ~ passage lllrough the house. What is a transit? Transit means the passage of a heavenly body a planet tlv-ough the zodiac. We prepare the birth chart on the basis of lime, that is, the date and year of birth. To judge the transits, we need an Ephemeris for !he year for which !he good or bad effects by transits are to be judged.
The tra nsit system consists of appraising the positions of the nine planets at a particular time for whid1 the good or bad effects are to be ascertained together wilh the planetary position and the rising sign in llle birth chart.

One of the basic theories of Hindu astrology is !hat all influences of planets fructify lhrough the M oon, i.e., the Moon being the heavenly llody nearest the earth, the influences rill e< lhrough the ~loon . Besides, all happiness and unhappiness Is experienced by the mind or the heart. In Western astrology transits of planets are judged vls·a-vls the radical longitudes of !he planets and the ascending degree; but In Hindu astrology the poplAar and the most widely ptacticed method is to judge llle transiiS from the natal M oon. The sign in which the Moon is at birth i s popularty called the Rashl of the naUve. Rash! literally means a cluster or a heap. But since the signs in Hindu aslrology are identified with constellations (which contain a heaporclustl!( of stars. forrring a particular geometric pattern); the work Rashl has, by extended meaning, come to mean a sign and when only !he Rashl ol a particular native Is referred to. it means the Moon·Sign. for purposes of judging !he transil influences so much importance i s given to the J anma-R ashi, that if the date or time of birth of the native Is not known and his birth chart caooot be erected and the position of llle Moon cannot be ascenalned, it l s fixed according to lhe Initial syllable of !he name of !he Individual. It Is an accepted principle of Hindu astrology Ill at the first syllable of a person's name vibrales wllh certain Influences and lhese correspond to certain positions of the Moon In particular signs. We give below a table showing the correspondence between the initial syllable of me name and the particular Moon sign.

je. he (as in he) hu. ve or we as in (weight). da (sound or d sort as In French). ge (as in get). w or wo (as in woe). ha (a as in harm). vi. me (as in me). too. cha (as in chunk orchart). bhe. phe or re. dee. dha (dh sort as In French) dhe (e as In they). po ( o as in so) Ubra Ra. khe ( e as In they). tha (hard sound as in Thomas) pa (a as in rain). re. ve. ru. ti. ja. door etc. na nl. .) Ma. ta. khu. wa. (sound old in this para is sofi as in French). ra (a as In rain). ka (a as in kate) ko . we (as in we). de (e as In devil) do (o as in so). khoo. du doo. due. capricorn Bho. koo. jl. kti. I. a (as in aid}. ge. nee. tee. see se (as in sentry). too. (The sound or d in this para is as in deed. (choo). ga (sound orgas In gun) gl. va. tu. vi. ga. rl. bhe bhu. noo. pi. kho (o as In so). goo (as in goose). o as In so). doo. loo. vu. hoo. bhoo. he (e as in henry) ho. u (as in put}. (the sound or "t "Is sort as In Frene h). moo. Ql\. kha. khe. ru roo. ve. te. do (o as in so). pe (as in peter) pu.also all syllables beginning with c having the sound of k as in catherine. Ia (a as in late) lo. ta (as In tail). ki. tl. ll'IJ. so. Ie. go (as in go) sa. poo. any word beginning with ph or r. pha orr. wu (u as in put) woo. voo Sagittarius ve (as In yes) ya (as In yale) yo. Hi. bhl. sa (as in said). sl. Gemini Cancer leo To (to as in token) pa. e. Ka. me (e as in menlllol) ma (as in Mary). chee. chha. da. te 1as In Telangana). ke ku. (The sound ol tIn this para Is asln tea or total). 01. a (as in woman or rather) li. lu. ro (o as In rover) ta. va. che (e as in they) cho (as in chosen) Ia. VIrgo Aquarius Pisces Gu. nu. mo (o as in so). carol. wi.What are TtMsitsl 5 Aries Taurus Chu. chi. Scorpio To (t sort as In French. di de. bha. ni. de (sound or de as Is they or that). phe or ri.

fear. expenditure: Happiness. 7. Success in undertaking happiness: 11. ioclination to indulge in evil acts. travelling. Sickness.W'I: The effea ol the Sun's transit through each of the houses as counted from the Moon-sign at birth is as follows: 1. Gain of money. The effects of the transiting Moon as counted from the )anma·Rashi (sign occupied by Moon at birth) will be as follows: 1. 3. loss of money. . IO"' and II"' sign w.r. loss of respect Humility. He is in one slgl\ for about two days and a QUalter. Ordinary gain of money: Good Income. Loss of house or position. 4. Loss. Loss of money. and so on. loss of money. poverty.t. 9. then the ~loon by transit in Scorpio will be In the first house. 2. with respect to) Moon is auspkious but its Transit in s"' from Moon is very bad. Gain of money. Travelling. Fear of ailments. an bad time. 8. good Income: Fear of trouble.6 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Transit of Sl. 8. loss of money. Sun transit in 3". 6. loss of respect: Happiness but lack of success: Gain of money: Happiness. 5. gain : 2. increase. 6 ~. happiness. happiness: 12. 6. 10. apprehension of siCkness or trouble. annihilation of enen>es. 5. Suppose the Moon at birth i s In Scorpio. (i. Good health. happiness: Sickness. 7. ttle Moon by transit in Sagittarius in the second house. Loss of lustre.e. 3. fear. 4. Transit of Moon: The Moon completes one cycle of the zodiac in about 27 days.

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Respect, lear from the government;

10. Auspicious time, happiness;

11. Gain from various sources;

Sickness, loss of money. heavy expendib. Jre.

Thus it will be observed that the transiting Moon is auspidous in the third, sixth. seventh. tenth and eleventll houses as counted from ll>e radical Moon. But Moon transit in B"' house gives very bad results
and its transit in 9~ and 12~ House ts also not good.

Transit of Mars: Mars bestows good effects when he transits tile third, sixth or the eleventll house as courled from the J anma-Rashi. The ellects or Mars. by transit through various houses as counted from the radical Moon are as lollows:1. Fear. trouble-physical or mental; 2. Eye troubles; loss of money; 3.

Happiness. gain of wealth;
Trouble, fear from enemies;

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Apprehension of sld<ness. loss of money; Happiness, gain of wealth; Poor health, heavy expenditure or loss of money; Fear. Inclination to Indulge In sinful acts; Apprehension of ill· health; Happiness, also distress; Gain of money and happiness; Mars gives maximum bad results only In 7"' place w.r.t. natal Moon.

12. Sickness. distress.

Transit of Mercury: The effects of Mercury during transit. as counted from the radical Moon are as follows:

1. 2. 3.

Fear of being confined; Gain of money; Fear from opponents or enemies;


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Gain of money and happiness;
Sickness, distress;


No gain. status quo;
Apprehension of trouble, quarrels;

8. 9. 10. 11.

Gain of money and commodities; Apprehension or ill·health. loss of money; Happiness. good enjoyment; Good time. gain of money;

12. Sorrow, loss ol money. heavy expenditure. Merrory gives auspicious result in its transit on 2. 4, 6. 8, 10. n" place w.r.t natal Moon and very bad result is experienced in 2"' house w.r.t. Moon.

Transit of Juplter:
Juplter stays In one sign for about a year. Jupiter Is a heavy planet and while tile transits of Mercury. Venus or the Sun. being about a month in each sign. are flecting. Jupiter's stays for a long period in each sign and tills entitled him to greater Importance and weightage. When Juplter during his transit aspects any planet he excites the good Influences of lllat planet which he aspects from his transldng position. For example suppose the natives ascendant Is Scorpio and the Sun Is the lord of the tenth house In Pisces. Then when Jupiter transits cancer or Scorpio. he will be fully aspectlng the radical Sun; or when Juplter attually transits Pisces he will pass over tile radical Sun and excite the solar Influences and the native wo<Ad benefit In respect ol all matters governed by the sun .. I.e.. the tenth heuse affairs. bocause the sun In our example Is the lord of the tenth house and all matters for which the Sun Is a Karaka. So judge Jupiter's transit in relation to other planets atso. The effetts of Jupiter'S transltthrough the various houses as counted from the Janma·Rashi will be as follows: 1. Fear of unfavourable circumstances. In Western astrology Juplter by transit over the radical Moon isconsidered good. Not so in Hindu astrology; 2. Gain of money and commodities; 3. 4. Fear. sickness; Loss of money. fear;

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Gain, happiness;
Sickness, distress

7. 8.

Respect. happiness; Adversity, troubles, both physical and mental;

9. Happiness. enhanced prestige. respect from others; 10. Humility, i.e. loss of respect; 11. Happiness. gain of money; 12. Sickness, fear. Jupiter gives auspicious res<Jit in 2, s. 7, 9, 11~ f laces w.r.t. to natal Moon and maximum bad res<Jit is experienced In 3' w.r.t. Moon.

Transit of Venus :
When Venus by transit occupies various houses as counted from 111e ~loon· Sign ol birth. the effects are as follows: 1. Happiness. annihilation of enemes; 2. Gain of money; 3. Happiness. gain of wealth; 4. Gain of money and con"lorts; 5. 6. 7. Gain, happiness in respect of child or children: Trouble, Increase In the number of enell'les or adverse effects caused by opponents; Distress. great apprehension, adversity, loss ol money;

6. Gain of money: 9. Happiness, gain 10. Loss of religious merit·the native may indulge in irreligious acts, want of happiness; 11. ~lental distress but gain of money: 12. lncrea~ In wealth. Venus olves auspicious results In 1 , 2, 3, 4, S. 8. 9, 11. 12" hou~ w.r.t. natal Moon and very bad result Is experienced In 6" Hou~ w.r.t. Moon.


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Transit of Satum:
The transit of Saturn is ge<Je<ally unfavourable in respect of the house (from the radical asce<Jdanl) he transits unless he be transiting his Clwn house or unless he be the lo<d ofllle ascendant. (i.e.. unless capricorn or AQuarius Is the rising sign). then he does not damage the affairs of the house he transits. For example, if Scorpio is the ascendant and Saturn by transit is in the first house, he will be inclined to cause ill·health. When he transits. Sagittarius he will have a tendency to adlle<sely affect finances. In capricorn, he will not during his transit, damage the third house because capricorn is his own sign. Similarly when he transits the fourth house Aquarius is his own sign. When he transits Pisces, the fifth house, he will spoil the fifth house affairs of the native. The native may have stomach troubles due to sluggish digestion or formation of gases (traits of Saturnine diseases). or llle native's children may suffer in health Clr career. and so on. Sai.IJrn also has a depressing influence on the radical planet whom during the course of his transit he aspects. For example, suppose Scorpio i s llle ascendant and the Sun. the lo<d of llle tenlll, is in Pisces. Now whe<1 Saturn during his transit, stays In Gemini, he will be fully aspecting the radical Sun (the Sun occupying Pisces in the birth chart), with the result that affairs portainlng to the Sun may suffer or have a setback. The Sun Is the lo<d of the tenth house. so the native~ career may have a setback or advancement may be thwarted. Saturn is the planet of death and delay and so he spoils matters by prolonging Issues or keeping the<n pending and by procrastination. He also causes harm from low people, aged persons, labour, servants, enemies and opponents. 1n the above example, the Sun Is the lord ol the te<1th and we have explained how his lransit would adversely etfect the native's career. But the Sun Is also Karaka for health, vigour. personal push, respect, father, government, persons in authority and so, Saturn during !"is transit through Gemini will also spoil or damage one or more affairs over which the Sun presides. In this way Saturn by transit spoils the affairs pertaining to the planet he aspects. But If he be the lord of the asce<ldant, he will nO! do so, or If he does any harm it will not be in such great measure. Now we shall revert to our original line of delineating the effects of planets: The elfects, ol Saturn in the twelve houses as counted from the Moon-sign are:
1. 2.

Great distress and destruction; Sorrow, loss ol wealth;
Happiness, gain of money:

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5. 6. 7.

Apprehension of trouble, physical and mental ailments. fear;
l oss of wealth, distress to sons or children; Happiness. gain of money; Infirmities, physical sickness Of mental ailments;


Increase ol enelries or added onslaught by enemies. illness or distress: 9. Indulgence in sinful actions. loss of wealth. ret~ rded income: 10. Increase or enmity; 11. Gain of money. happiness 12. Trouble all round, upsetting ol status quo • a very unfavourable time. Saturn gives auspicious results in 3, 6, u"' House w. r.t. Natal Moon 51 and very bad resutt in 1 house w.r.t Moon. Saturn stays for two and a half years in one sign; so his transits are very important. When Saturn transits the twelfth, the first and the second !louse as counted from the radical Moon the period comes to seven and a half years (two and a half years In each of the three signs) and the (Ombined period of seven and half years is generally referred to In 1ndia as the Sade Saati (the phrase literally means seven and a half years). This is generally considered a period during which the native does not !lave peace of mind. one thing after another crops up to keep the native worried. Few indeed are ludcy who do not have a death in the family during these seven and a ha~ years.
Here again persons in whose nativity the Moon is in Taurus (because Saturn would be the lord of the ninth and the tenth, both good houses from the Moon sign) or Libra (because Saturn would be the lord of the fourth and the fifth. both good houses as CO Lilted from the radical Moon) or capricorn or Aquarius (because Saturn wotAd be the lord of the Moon Sign radically) do not fare so bodly as natives In whose nativities Saturn is the lord of an evil house as counted from the natal ~loon.

Transit of Rahu:
The effect ol Rahu's transit through the twelve house as counted from the j anma·Rashlls as follows: 1. 2. 3. Loss. trouble both physical or mental: Loss of wealth. heavy expenditure; Good health. gain of money;


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5. 6.

Enmity, sorrow;
loss, sorrow; Happiness. gain of wealth; loss quarrels;


8. 9.

Illness. rear; Inclination to indulge in sinful acts;

10. Enmity, happiness; 11. Happiness. gain of money; 12. Loss. illness.
Rahu gives auspicious results in 3. 6, 1111\ place w.r.t. Natal Moon and very bad result is experienced in gmHouse w .r.t. Moon.

Transit at Ketu:
f rom 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The effect of l<elu~ transit through the twelve houses as counted the radical Moon are as follows: Loss. ill· health or disease; Loss of money; Happiness, gain, increase, Fear. trouble both physical or mental: Sorrow,loss ol money; Happiness. gain of money: Evil state or affairs, Illness:


8. Loss. tl1reatened trouble: 9. Sinful actions. hillllllty: 10. Fear. sorrow: 11. Good name and fame. gain of money; 12. Physicalill·health or mental distress. enmity. Same as Rahu·effects.

Steps In Transit Analysis
Transits are determined by comparing the positions of the planets in the heavens on a given dale to those ol the natal horoscope.

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The transits til at have tile most dramatic and marked influences are ll10se which reinforce natal aspects and in1101ve the same planets. For example, a natal square between Mars and Mercury indicates a tendency toward irritability and mental vehemence; thus, wheneve< transiting Mars or Mercul'f makes a square, conjunction, or opposition to natal Mars or Mercury. the indNidual expefiences unusual irritation and mental annoyance. This is because transiting Mercl.V'y or Mars is reinforcing a natal stress aspect involving these two planets. The meaning of a transit depends upon the positioo of the transiting planet In relation to the natal horoscope, the aspects it makes to the natal planets, and rts posrtion in the natal houses. To interpret a transit, first look to the sign and house position the planetis transiting. These indicate the practkal affairs ollife to be directly activated by the transiting planet. The natal houses ruled by the transiting planet shoold also be considered, as well as the hoose or houses of which the planet is the exaned ruler. Next, consider the aspects made by the transiting planet to any natal planet during its transit through a house. The affairs ruled by the natal planet receiving the transit will influence the affairs of that house. The type of aspect being made, the sign and houses ruled by the uansitlng planet. and the natal planet that Is being aspected, along with the signs and hooses the natal planet rules, must be considered In determining the effects of a transit. The exalted rulershlps of the transiting and natal planets and the !louses holding the signs of these exalted rutershlps must also be considered. Exaned rulcrshlps Indicate where the power behind an event or acdon signified by the transit originates or is generated. For example, it Venus is transiting the natal Fifth House, the indiviOOal will experience pleasurable soda!, romantic, and esthedc activities. To determine the source of these romantic or social stimulations, look to tile houses whe<e Taurus, Libra and Pisces are found In the natal horoscope. (Venus rules Taurus and Ubra and is exalted in Pisces).
Furthermore. if Venus is making a trine aspect to natal Mars while ltansiting the natal Fifth House, consider the sign and house position of natal Mars and tile houses where Aries, Scorpio, and capricorn are placed, for Mars rules Aries and Scorpio and is exalted in Capricorn. Thus, the following factors all reqlire consideration in this single example of transiting Venus in the natal Fifth House, trine natal ~iars.


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v~us -

the transiting planet

The house being transited and the sign on the Fifth House cusp.


The Seventh House. natural house ruled by Venus.
The second House, natural house ruled

by Venus.


The Twelfth House. the natural house of Venus's exaltation. Libra, sign rtAed by Venus. Pisces. llle sign where V~us is exalted. The house where Taurus is placed. The house where Libra is placed. The house where Pisces Is placed. The Sun, natural ruler ol the F ifth House. Leo, sign ruled by the Sun. The house where leo is placed.

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

14. Mars- llle natal planet being aspected by transiting Venus. 15. Mars's house position.
16. Mars's sign position.

17. Aries, sign ruled by Mars.
18. Scorpio. sign nAed by Mars. 19. Capricorn, the sign where Mares Is exalted. 20. 21. 22 . 23. 24. The First House. natural house ruled by Mars. The Eighth House. natural house ruled by Mars. The nature of the trine aspect - FWIJ1 and Ninth House connotatiofl. Natal aspects of Venus. Natal aspects of Mars.

25. Planets natally dlsposlted by Venus. 26. Planets natally dlsposlted by Mars. 27. The sign positions of these dlsposlted planets. 28. The house positions of these dlsposlted planets. 29. The decanate and dual placements of transiting Venus and natal Mars.

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The synthesis of this information compromise tile skill and art of Astrology: These factors could be overwhelmingly contusing unless their relative importance is considered.
The most important consideration is that Venus is transiting the

natal Fifth House and is making a trine to natal Mars.
Next in importance is the nature ol the trine aspect which has a harmonious, creative, expansive quality derived from Leo and the Sun and from Sagittarius, Jup~er and Neptune in the natural ZOdiac. The trine is based on the signs and houses that correspood to the trine aspect in the natural Zodiac. beginning with Aries.
The next consideration is the sign that Venus ls in. while transiting 111e natal Fifth House and trlnlng natal Mars. This may or may not be the same sign as that on the cusp of the natal Fifth House.

Next, consider the natal sign and house position ol Mars, the planet receiving the trine aspect from transiting Venus.
Then. determine if there is a natal aspect between Mars and Venus Ill at would indicate a similar potential for actualization by this transit.

These are the primary factors to be coosidered, the factors that will have the most obvious Impact on the lndlvl<lual. The olller polniS listed provide background data for unde<standlng 111e relationships of this lnftuence as It Is Integrated Into the overall life of 111e Individual. This background Information provl<les an unde<standlng of the psychology of llle Individual with respect to romantic, social and pleasurable activities, as represented by the planet maki ng the tranSit. This background Information also provides an understanding ol the fundamental nature of Venus, Mars and llle Fifth House as it functions on a universal scale, as well as how it is integrated into the psychology of 111e Individual~ character. Now, let us analyze these data. First, Venus represents the principle of attraction, beaU(y, harmony and grace. Through Venus's rulershlp of Libra and the Seventh House In the natural Zodiac, she is also concerned with relationships and harmonious cooperation. In addidoo, through Venus~ rulershlp of Taurus and the Second House In the nat~al Zodiac, the lndlv'odual attracts possessions and people who can be instrumental in providing material security. beauty. and comfort. venus's exaltation in Pisces. the position of Pisces in the natal chart, and the Twelfth House all show the


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und~tanding that may be gained through the experiences that make such refinements and cooperation possible.

The houses where Libra, Taurus and Pisces are placed in the natal
horoscope and the activities assigned to these houses show the specific

areas where the individual's ease cooperation, refinl!lllent and ability to attract the things represented by Venus are expressed. These houses provide both the content and the means of contacting the romantic, social, and pleasurable activities indicated byVenus's lransit of the natal Fifth House. Secondly, the Fifth House is the nai.\Jral house of Leo and the Sun and has a harmonic relationship with Leo and the house where Leo Is placed, as well as with arry planets placed in Leo. It is well to remember when considering this relationship that the Fifth House and the house ~arrying the sign Leo are places of power and creative self-expression. The trine aspect itself is related to Leo and the Fifth House in the nai.\Jral Zodiac. and, thus, there would be a reinforcement of the Fifth House c:haracteristics in this transiting trine situation.
Third. in this particular situation, another factor is added .. Mars, as ruler ol Aries, and the First House's natural trine-aspect affinity for Leo and the Fifth House.


Since Mars Is the planet receiving the transiting trine aspect from Venus on the natal FW th House, the nature of the F ifth House and the !tine aspect is amplified. This is because the transiting planet is the activating prlndple; the natal planet receiving the transit experiences, llle effects of this action. In the case of transiting Venus through the natal Fifth House and lrine natal Mars, Venus, as the activating planet instigates sodal overtures to the individual through the signs ruled by Mars in the horoscope. Because Mars Is basically an actlon·orlented planet the individUal responds instinctively to these overtures. Let us examine the background Information on ~tars. Mars rules the principle of energy expanded In action and motivated by desire. Mars, as ruler of Aries and the First House in the natural Zodiac, deals with ~ompctitlve, self·lnltlated action and seU·expression based on the need to sutvive as an Individual. The house where Aries Is found In the natal horoscope shows the affairs that are of Immediate concern to personal survival. These are the affairs In which the Individual must personally Initiate action and creadve self·expresslon without waiting for encouragement from others.

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Mars. as ruler of Scorpio and the natural Eigl'ih House. is concerned the use of collective resources. represented by the Eighth House. and the destruction and ~imination of that which no longer serves a useful purpose. all in preparation for new creative efforts. Mars has much to do with the sex drive through~ rulership of Scorpio. This is of particular interest in the case of this transiting aspect because. Venus is also related to sex. Venus corresponds to the receptive, feminine sex principle. This ~omb ination. when related to the F ifth House ol romance. strongly suggests sexual attraction. The invitation on the part of transiting Venus to start a relationship will meet with a quick, aggressive response on the part of Mars. Transits involving these partirular planets are usually objectively realized as romantic attractions.

Because Mars is exalted in Capricorl\ such a relationship could be sought as a means of achieving status. professional opportun~ies, or security. This is also indicated by Mars's accidental exa~ation in the Tenth House of the natural ZOdiac. Fourth. planets disposited by Mars and venus, and the houses and signs in which they fall, will show the affairs of life that are related to the activities associated with this transit of Venus. further insights will be pmvided thmugh study of the decanate and dual positions of both transiting Venus and natal Mars. All of this information is pertinent to an accurate description of the significance and probable result of this trans~. Similar methods should be used In studying all transits, as well as In the Interpretation of the natal horoscope.
The delineation of this sample transit, points out why a understanding of the basks of Astrology is necessary to achieve accurate and worthwhile results. The use of these bask techniques should become so thoroughly Ingrained In the practitioner as to become almost instinctive.

We are Transits
The Moon does not orbit the Earth. The Earth and the Moon share a common point ol orbit called the barycenter that Is close to, but Is not exactly, the center of the Earth. Thus. the so·called satellite, the Moon, has Its pull on the larger body, the Earth. The point being even smaller bodies exert their Influence on larger ones.


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The Powerless Center
In astrology we have a strangely schizophrenic view of our relationstip with the Sun, Moon and planets. In one sense we rightly mal<l! ourselves the center of the universe. we place ourselves in the fenter of the birth chart, defying the laws of physks. to renect our personcentered view of reality. We then interpret the chart and the ensuing transits. progressions, etc. in relationship to our own lives. This is all {O~Ietely fair and completely human. But, unlike tile Sun, we occupy llle center without having influence on the planets. It is true that modern humanistic astrology has giwn us with the power of choice so that we are no longer conde~med to suffer under tile ·rays· of Saturn. But the {hoices are about our responses. In no way are we consi<fered to be {apable of affecting tile planets themselves. The logic ol astrology Is that the cosmos Is the grand source of energy and we are the beings who receive ttis energy here on Earth. Inherent in this is tile essentially passive nature of humanity in relationship to the cosmos. How Is it possible for tiny humans to Influence the massive planets, the Sun. the Moon and the starsl But in a post-Newtonian universe all is relative. and there are no forces that do not act upon the other forces of the universe. Just as the uncertainty principle has shown that llle observer affects the observed, It Is Ume, we recognize that the observer (the person) aflects the planets. When one talks of the transit of Saturn to hiS/her Sun, there Is no reciprocity. The personal Sun receives or Is synchronized with tile current forces of Saturn. The Individual experiences the contraction. Clarity and heaviness of Saturn. Nowhere Is there the notion that the natal Sun of the person I.VIuences Saturn. In fact. we are saying that there Is a connection between the pr~nt position of Saturn and the birth position of the natal Sun. The vibratory rate is such that the two are linked by some kind of aspea. The aspect describes the nature of tile link, but It Is viewed as a one-way transmission. If the observer affects the object In a physics lab, why can't the person affect the transiting planet in the l aboratory of real lifel At the heart of the Issue Is tile natt~e of human existence. We perceive ourselves as smaff In relationship to the cosmos. we are temporal beings here for our average three score and ten, while even the puniest planet endures for billions of years. We perceive size (mass) and time as factors that tell us who is going to influence whom (or what). But this is exactly the kind of Capricorn ian logic that we are now on the verge of leaving behind. (Editor's note: Uranus and Neptune were conjunct in

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capricorn when this article was written in 1993.) In a relativistic universe all are connected all the time.
How do we measure influence? We have the sheer mass of the planets weighed against an individual person. If mass Of size implies power. can we say that the Roclcy ~1ountair.s are more Si!1lificalt than ll>e thoughts of Einstein or the love we feel in our hearts? Can we relate ll>e experience of being human to cosmic forces? Well, if the planets inlluence us. we must influence them. Energy flows both ways. The deeper message is that human experience has meaning beyond the personal. life is cosmk. we are cosmk. And we are at a time In our human history when we are preparing to rediscover this. All of the current UFO stories are reminders that we are not really islanders separate from the rest of

ltle universe.
The Planets Have Changed
In fact. we have already changed the planets in our changing consciousness of them. We have brought Uranus, Neptune and Pluto irto ll>e light of our awareness and made them active players in the field of human hls to~ What were before only shadows. now play consciously in <>ur world. We have changed the face of Saturn. He. the devil himself. has been partially tamed as we have reassigned his most infernal qualities to newly discovered Pluto. we have also changed the characteristks of Mars and Juplter by replacing them as rulers of Scorpio and Pisces with Pluto and Neptune. Mars as the ruler of a water sign was still partially feminine. P luto~ displacement of Mars has left us with a less balanced warrior. J upiter·s exile from Pisces leaves him all judgment without compassion. These changes. brought about by astrologers. change the way we see the universe and the way we experience it.
Dane Rudhyar. who was the first to make us conscious of so much II> at is new in astrology, understood the outer planets Uranus. Neptune and Pluto to be transformational. It Is only logical that their positions beyond the pale of Saturn connect us to the galaxy and pull us away from the solar system. Symbolically, tl'ls means bringing the Individual beyond the ego and Into connection with collective. universal forces. With Uranus and Nepwne mating In capricorn. we can expect the birth of a new aspect of humanity. one In whkh Individual Influence on the collective Is more clearly recognized. As astrologers we can then begin to look at our transits as two-way events. Returning to our earlier example, we can ponder how the natal Sun of someone can lnlluence Sot urn. how ll>e will. creativity and life-force of an lndMci\Jal can affect the collective limits that Salllrn represents. Every lransit can be looked at In this way.


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Each of us is a Transit
Ea<:h of us is a transit. The birth chart is a set of transits that resonates within us. We aspect the planets and have our impact oo the universe. we can examine our relationship with the cosmos in a less egocentric

way when we recognize that we all! not separate, not dlsconneW!d from

the big picture, not passive recipients of cosmic forces. We can now look at each transit in a way that enlarges our view of ourselves and reintegrates humanity into the greater whole in which we live.
If Pluto is making a conjunction to your Moon, it is likely that you will experience considerable emotional change. Yet at the same time. you will also have the chance to nurture Pluto, to provide food for collective
purificatjon and transformation. You can bring caring to the death process

so it may evolve just as you evolve as an lndlvkklal. Is the transit of Neptune bringing confusion to your Mercury? Perhaps It also your chance 10 bring clarity to collective dreams. to help Nepwne articulate ideals. to communicate its compassi on. Does the transit of uranus to your Venus brings chaos to your relationships? Perhaps Uranus needs your love, your approval and your artistic touch so that revolutions occur in more harmonious fashion.
We can ree)(3mine every transit as two-way conversation allowin9

us to have real communication with the planets. In this way astrology prepares us for the 21st century and leaves behind the stigma of fatalism til at has kept it from fully contributing to the modern world. Each of us can leave behind the limited lliew of being a mere speck In a vast universe and remember that we are a fully connected node of Information. energy and power. In this way we an use astrology and our lives to Influence tile fuwre rather than to merely report It

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Cliapter 2

rr'ransitino Confinurations arul tlieir.ft.pptications
Transits both to single points in the birth chart and to houses in ~ should be considered not only In Isolation, but In the context or aspects between the transiting body and other real-time bodies. For example, a lransit made by Saturn to a particular house will take on an altered, more awkward and conflicijng reel while real-time Mars rorms a square to real-time (transiting) Saturn, although real-time Mars Is not transiting
the same house or necessarity aspecting any planet within it. Transits

operate both in isolation (where 111e transiting planets are not in aspect to any other real-time planets) and as configurations. A particular case or transiting confJgurations that is very well known is that or transiting New and Full ~loons. When a New Moon rorms a lransit to any point or house in the birth chart. the real-lime SUn is in (Onjunction will1 it and rorming exactly the same type or transit The lransit will be experienced as the combined effects ol the solar and lunar principles synergically activating whichever house they are transiting or point in the natal chart IIley are aspecting. An extreme case or 111is is a lransiting solar eclipse, whereby the Moon partially or completely obscures the Sun, blocking the path ol its radiation to palt or all or the Earth. This will be relt as adiminution or 111e energy orthe solar principle in application to whichever house and 1 or single points In the bllth ch011 are being 1ransited by the edipse. When a Full Moon forms a transit to any point or house In the bllth (hart, the real-time Sun Is In opposition to It and slmuttaneously forming the Oj)posite aspect rrom any aspect made to a point In the birth chalt by the real-time Moon (trine Instead or sextlle and vice versa, conjunction Instead or opposition and vice versa, waxing square Instead or waning square and vice versa). Whatever the nature or the tranSits rormed by


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111~ Moon and Sun to points in th~ birth chart, th~y will~ condition~ by ll>e clashing energy of the Sun's real-time opposition to the Moon. Full Moons which tie in by aspect (especially conjunction. opposition and square) to th~ lum inari~s and p~rsonal plan~ts in th~ birth chart ar~ f~tt particularly acutely by those subjea~ to them. An extrem~ case of a Full Moon is a lunar eclipse, whereby the Earth partially or completely <>bsc..-es the Moon, blocking the path of the Sun~ radiation to all or part <>f the Moon. This will~ f~lt as a lessening of the lunar pull and of the application or the lunar principle to whichever pair of opposite houses are being transited by the lunar eclipse and to whichever bodies and single points in the birth chart are ~ ing aspected by the real-time Sun and Moon.

One famous AStrologer states that eclipses trans~ing I<minaries and personal planets by conjunction or opposition store up a powerful energy which is released the next t ime that the natal luminary or planet affected is in rec~ipt of a major aspea ovrtr the coming months, usually from the Sun or Mars · and orly at this time Is the energy of the eclipse felt. Prtrhaps the best known application of tran ~lng configurations Is Sun Sign Forecasting, as used by media astrologers all ovrtr the western world.
Arm~ only with the zodiac sign occupied by the Sun, as far as birth (hart information is concern~. Sun Sign Forecasters hav~ to draw as many pr~ktlve Inferences as possible with very litUe know l~ge of the specific conditions of the birth chart to aid Ill em. Their foremost tool is the consideration of transits to the whole·sign solar houses. Strictly speaki ng, th~ true solar houses ~gin with the degree of ~ach sign occupi~ by the Sun In Its sign. sine~ the solar houses are calcu lat~ on an equal 300 house dMsion basis, with the first commencing at the degree and sign occu pi~ by the Sun at birth, and so on around the zodiac in the usual direction. However, Sun sign forecastrtrS do not have this degreespecific Information related to the birth charts for which they are forecasting, and they therefore have to recourse to considering transits to any degree ol the sign In which the true cusp or a particular solar !louse Is round as falling within the solar house concerned. Of course. ~ en Individual's Sun Is at 27• of Aries for example, this will result In transits made by a planet through the first 26 degrees of each sign being interpreted by the forecaster as falling within the solar house alter the true solar house for the Individual atfea~. On average, the solar house placements presumed by the forecaster w1 ll ~accurate for only 5()% of the population of each sign. This technical Inaccuracy In relation to true solar houses notwithstanding, the method or whole-sign solar houses Is

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in itself the most andent of all the methods for house division with the possible exception of houses based on parts or lots, so ~can reasonably be presumed to have some meaningfully applicable merit in itself. Since the transits of the Sun, Moon and Planets through each whole·

sign solar house in isolation provide only a linited amount of changing
information for Sun Sign Forecasters to use when composing their forecasts for the different Sun signs, it is essential for them to also take into account the collaborations introduced to each of these house transits by the configurations of transiting planets. In other words, they should look at the aspects formed between the different real-time planets, and in~ rpret them as modifying influences upon the impact of each planet transiting each whoJe..sign solar house.

Transient I nftuences
Relationships, like individuals, are not constant, but subject to the ever-changing Influences of passing astrological trends Impacting upon them and upon each individual involved. Difficult transits (connections made by the planets in their current real-time positions in the todiac) to the bllth chalt of either Individual will often alter this Individual's perceptions and outward pmjectlons. the transiting planets linking In to his or her bllth chalt and altering both how he or she comes across to <>lher people and how he or she perceives any emotional situation and life In general. Conjunctions or hard aspects by transit of Satum or Uranus to lor fmm) the Sun, ~loon. Venus or Moon's Nodes, or to the 1st, 5th or 7th houses, can cause for example, depending on the malefic planet implicated, slumps In self-confidence, vitality and personal effectiveness (Saturn-Sun), dampenlngs of emotional connections (Saturn·Moon, Sai.\Jrn-Venus or Satum transiting the 5th house), and separations (Sa tum <>r Uranus in aspect to the Moon or Venus; or Uranus transiting the 5th or 7th house). Hard transits to or from Mars may cause arguments. Neptune~ involvement may cause undear communication, false assurances and promises, and distorted perception leading to regrettable decisions to be made in connection with any relationship sitllation, including its seeking, entry, developmen~ or even abandonment. Ordinary transits made by llle Moon to the birth <halt In everyday life have a very significant passing inftuence on people ~ moods and outward projections, which affect all their interactions at that time. Conversely, other transits can bring joy and harmony and greater confidence and effectiveness when it comes to (Ommunication and approaches made in relationships. Sometimes ~ is said that the transits to one's bilth chart under which a relationship began will affect the entire course of the relationship.


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In addition to transits to the individuals' natal planets and houses. consider the temporary influences of aspects within their progressed
charts, aspects between their progressed and natal planets, and transits

to their progressed planets. using the day-for-a-year substitution technique known as secondary progression. Cak\Jiate the progressed positions of llle planets in each person~ chart by moving them fonvard from their positions at birth to their positions one day later for every completed year of life (using the ephemeris).
Beyond the effects of transient planetary innuences to the birth chart of each Individual, when the Individuals become closer and their energies merge more, their composite field takes stronger fDml, and is more clearly subject to the influences of transits to it. In accordance with llleir particular nature. such transits can variously signify positive and happy ti mes. and more awkward patches in the relationship. They may also coincide variously with times when the relationship forms Of takes a step forward in its development with agreements and binding decisions are made; and during times of temporary separations and even the final dissolution of the association· again. according to the partkular transits ongoing process. Consider also progressed synastry. W<>rk out the aspects and house overlays between the progressed planets in one chart and the radical (natal) placements In the other, and vke versa, and take all these influences into account as an additional set of factors affecting the relationstvp at the current stage of these individuals' lives. Changes in progressed synastry can strengthen or weaken relationships over a time.

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Cfiapter 3

rrimmo 'l'ransits
One of the most difficult problems in applying the theory of transits i s timing, that Is, finding when the Influences associated with the transit reach a peak. Precisely when will an evl!<lt CIX>Cerning the outside world would happen 1 At first, this might not appear to be a problem, because you would expect the Influence to peak and the event to occur at the precise moment when the transit becomes most exact. But this is seldom ltle case. because each event in your life. whether it inwtves purely internal, psychological changes or external events, is usually related to several factors operating simultaneously. I will discuss those factors In lllis Cllapter.

let us begin with taldng the simplest case, In which only one trnnslt is operative at the time. In such a case. you would rightly expect the occurrl!<lce to coincide with the exact time of the transit, but even he<e you cannot count on~ completely. First of all, If there really Is only one operative transit at a given time, there probably will not be a nO!iceable event: whatever happl!<ls will be too subtle to notice. Very few Important changes In life are ever marked by a single transit tf you pay attention only to the transits of the outer planets, It may seem that they Indicate important events. but in fact you will find that there are simultaneous transits by the inner planets that reinforce the outer planet transits. Or Ill ere are very significant transits to midpoints, which reinforce the outer planet transits. Midpoint transits are very important and will be discussed in detail late< in this section.
You will olten find that the arc of an inner planet transit is closer lllan that of the outer planet transit that it accompanies. But the event cannot be described without reference to the outer planet transit This is quite a common occurrl!<lce and eluddates the first prindple of trnnsit analysis.


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Rule l.An ouw planet transit is usually accurately timed by an inner planet transit that approximately coincides with ~and reinforces the nature
of the outer pJanet transit
Often more than one inner planet transit is doing this. which

{Onsideratly complicates tile timing. In this case other melllods have to be incorporated, as witt be discussed late< on in this chapte< However. for tile present we can say that tile event will occur in the space of time between or among the times of the various inner planet transits. The Sun and Mars most often perform t!Os timing flllctiOI\ although sometimes Mercury will be Important In Indicating when an event becomes know n to you consciously. Now we will introduce a second principle that many people witt find somewhat different from what they have been taught
Rule 2.Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as an "orb" of influence concerning a transit

The term orb usually means an area in which events concerning a transit occu< It is measured in space and considered to be so many degrees along the ecliptic. Space can be converted into time, because lhe transiting pJanet is mo\Ang, so an orb of so many deg,rees and minutes indicates the length of time In which a transit Is likely to Indicate an

The problem is that one cannot speak of the length of time, when a single transit witt be in effect without referring to the transits. both of inner and outer planets, that are occurring around it or without referring to the nature of the events and processes symbolized by the transit. Some internal events or psychological changes take a great deal of time 10 build up to a climax and then more time to develop their consequences. The length of time involved is a function of the events, not of tile transits. The best that we can hope to do is locate the center point of the entire process. which witt occur closest to the transits that signify It although other factors described in this chapter may deflect the event from the apparent time of the dosest transit. But again I emphasize that !Ills Is not because of an orb effect. but because the event Is associated with a number of different transiting factors. In my experience, If you take Into consideration all of the various transits that may affect the timing of the process, and combine their effects correctly, you witt get ~e<y ciOS(! to the exact time of the event. It Should be pointed out that llle methods described In this chapter may result In more tllan one possible time for a given event during a larger span ol time, but each of the possible times will be very precisely defined. It Is not til at an event will take place sometime over the courS(! of several days or even months,

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llut that there are certain clearly defined times when tile event may occur. Admittedly, this process is much easier to carry out after an event Ulan before, but the principles are still theoretically correct Whenever an evert has apparently not correspond with the timt!s of maximum planetary influence, I have always found that I have overlooked some factor. The indeterminacy in the timing of a transit results simply from llle difficulty of tal<irv,j into account all of the factors, not from an actual o:>rb or zone of equal probability in the transit
Rule 3. When a number of transits described an event the time of llle event will be closest to the time, when the average orb of all the transiting planets approaches zero.

It is rT'QSt applicable when several planets are transiting one point in the chart. The technique is to find the distance between the transiting planet and the point of exact transit. until the planet reaches the point of transit the angle is considered negative. Mer the planet has reached llle point of transit the arv,jle is positive. 01 course, the signs of the angles can be reversed, as long as the approaching and separaUIV,l arv,jle to a transit are given opposite algebraic signs.

After calculating all of the angles between the transiting planets and the point of transit add them algebraically; in other words, add the positive numbers together and then subtract the negative ones from the sum. If the sum of the negative values is greater than the sum of the positive values, subtract the positive sum from the negative sum and call lhe result negative.
fOI' example, let us suppose that we have a natal Sun at 12' 00'. Uranus, coming to a square from Taurus, has the longitude 11' 15'. The transiUIV,l Jupiter is at 16' oo: and the transiting Mars is at u• 25: we see that each transit has an angle of separation between It and exactitude. Uranus square natal Sun • • 45'. Jupiter square natal Soo • +4'00'. Mars conjunct natal Sun • ·35', We change the 4' 00' figure to the equivalent figure of 240: then add the positive figures to each other and the negatives to each other. The positives add up to 240', since there Is only the one positive angle, while the negatives add up to -80:

240' + (·80') • 240'. 80'. 160' That sum represents the total angle of separation. we divide that sum by the number of transiting planets, which In this case Is three. 160'/3 • 53.33333', which is the average, or mean, angle of the transit at this time. Since the mean Is positive, we can see tllat the combined strength of the three transits Is beyond Its peak.


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This computation can be done in another way if all of the transiting angles are muttiples of thirty degrees or if they have the same sign. Here is the calculation for our example. ll' IS' + 16' 00' + ll'25' • 38' 40' We then divide this value by three, the number ol transiting planets,

to get 12' 53.33333'. This method, using the average position of the
transiting planets within their own signs, also shows that the combined i nfluence of the three planets is 53.33333' beyond its peak. The major defect with this method is the diffiCulty of dividing into a number that is made up ol degrees and rrinutes. Here is the method. 1. To divide 38'40' by 3. first divide Into 3 parts. 38' divided by 3 • 12' remaiOOer: 2' 2. Convert the remainder degrees Into minutes by multiplying It by 60. 2' x60 c 120' 3. Add this converted degree remainder with the 40' of the original figure, 38' 40' 120' + 40' • 160' Divide the minutes sum by 3. 160' divided by 3 . 53.33333' Thus we get the final answer of 12' 53.33333'.
R ule 4.1 f two planets that are In aspect to a natal chart are being rtansited, the influence leading up to an event will peak and thereby time the event, when the transiting planet contacts each of the two natal planets exactly and also whon It Is exactly halfway between the two rtansits In arc.


This Is another situation In which the mean orb of the transits approaches zero. but here there are two natal factors and one transiting factor: As an example, let us say that we have a trine from 1' OS' to 4' 56' and a transiting planet In early Gemini. There will be three peaks of i nfluence. The first occurs at the exact transit by sextlle from ! 0 05', and the third is at 4' 56', but there is also a peak at 3' 01', because the angles between the transiting factor and the earlier natal factor are equal but opposite In sign. This peak Is often the strongest of the three! Also note that this point represents the exact transit to the point halfway
between the two natal factors. usually called the midpoint

halfs1.111. In

this case the reader can readily see that the transiting factor is conjunct with the midpoint of the two natal factors.

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In this connection, it is important to note that the transits between llle transiting factor and the first and second natal factors were sextil es. but the transit to the midpoint is a conjooction. and first acts like a ~onjunction rather than a sextile. Similarly, if a transiting factor forms simultaneous trines to planets in a natal trine. it completes a grand trine for the duration of the !tans~. 1n this case the trines do not act like trines; instead, the influence is like that of an opposition. At this poin~ I would like to discuss the method tor calculating midpoints, which is qlite simple. Fi~ of all, convert the longitudes of llle two natal planets in question to 360' notation; that Is, measure their angular position in the zodiac from oo Aries rather than from the beginning <>f the sign. This is done by adding the appropriate values derived from llle following table to the longitudes expressed in terms of the skjn. To convert the value 23' 36' to 360' notation. we add 30'to 23' 36: obtaining 53' 36'. Now let us take another factor at 17' 19' and calculate the mk!point between it and the factor at 23' 36'. we already have tile value for the first position. 0' 30' 60' 90' 120' ISO'

Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo VirQO

180' 210' 240' 270' 300' 330'

libra ScOtplo Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

To calculate the value for the second position. we look up Scorpio in lhe table and find 210'. we add 210' to 17' 19', obtaining 227', and !hen add the two values. 227' 19' +53' 36' = 280' 55'
To get the midpoint we di~de this sum by 2: hence the term halfsum.


ss· divided by 2. 140' 27.5' or 140' 28'.

rounded off to the nearest minute. This Is equal to 20' 28'. SOtnCiimes this tech rique gives an answer that seems to be exactly 180' degrees off. It Is not actually off. It Is the midpoint taken along the longer of the two arcs between the two planets. I n this case, simply substitute the sign opposite the position that you have obtained. The


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midpoint of the shorterarc is usually preferred, although for tne purposes <>f timing ~ makes no difference.
Sometimes an event seems to appear out of thin air with no signfficant: corresponding transits. This is almost atways a mistake resulting from checking the transits carelessly. As I have stated. evl!llls are usually timed broadly by long term oote< planet transits and more predsely by i nne< planet transits. Usually an inner planet tra~ by itself is not sutfident to signify an important even~ except in the following case.

Rule S.On a certain date a group ol transtling planets, pethaps all inner planets, may form a complex ol aspects among themsellll!s. If that (Omplex transits a natal planet, an elll!nt will occur In the native's life Ill at bears the symbolism of the natal planet combined with that of the transiting planets.

Even tl1e transiting Moon. whose effects are so fleeing. can enter into such a combination. The important point to note here is that no outer planet transit Is required to bring about the eftec~ and the evoot can be quite signifiCant. One example of this prindple, wNc:h all astrologers are familiar with, is the transiting eclipse, whkh is generally considered quite significant whoo It occurs conjunct Of' opposite a natal factor, elll!n lllough solar and lunar transits by themselves are not usually considered critical. Another related principle can also cause events to happen seemingly <>ut of thin air when there are no apparent corresponding transits.
Rule 6.\f several planets simultaneously transit the natal chart by llle same minor aspec~ an evoot wilt occur that Is appropriate to the nawre of that aspect and to the planets Involved. In this text I have not delineated the meanings of the transits by minor aspects. Such aspects Include the qulntile, 72' ; the semlsquare, 45'; the sesquiduarate, 135'; tl1e semisextite. 30'; the qlincunx. 150'; llle blqulntile. 144' ; the septile. 51'25' 42. 9"; and othe< rrlnor subdivisions of t11e circle. Selll!ral of these are quite signifiCant In natal charts. but do not appear to have much significance In transits. A single aspect by a planet such as the semisquare. even by a slow moving outer planet to a natal planet Of' to the ~tldheaven or Ascoodan~ usually does not signify much and will often go by without any notice. Howelll!r. the exception to this principle occurs whenever several of these transrts happen at the same time. Even rt the transiting planets do not form any aspects among lllemselves. tne<e will be significant occurrences related to the symbolism of tne transiting planets C()(nbined with the symbolism of the natal planets.

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These compound transits can be a soorce of some difficulty to the pra<:ticing astrologe< because they are so ea~ly overlooked, especially ff the planets transit by one of the minor aspects that are not easily recognized, such as the quintile or septile. When looking over an event after the fact the astrologe< can very often find patterns of ttvs type that had been ove~ooked before the evenl However. the<e is a device that can assist in finding these transits in advance. Most astrologers know it as a mechanical aspectarian, or simply as a 360' dial, which is a wheel mar1<ed with the complete 360' of the zodiac. and the aspects, both major and minor indicated at the appropriate spots. In order to use the wheel for our purpose, it is necessary to use it also when drawing the (hart, so that the planets and house cusps are shown In their real angular relationstvp along the ecliptic. This is dffferent from the common English and American practice of simply writing the positions into a schematic (hart in which the twelve houses are represented as equal 30' divisions of the circle. Having e<ected a chart with the aspectarian, you then pla<:e the pointer ol the dial on the degree ol each trans~ing planet and note all llle transiting aspects. If the minor aspects are not indicated on the dial, it is easy enough to put them in. wah the standard chart blank used by most astrologers in this country, It Is hopeless to keep track of these minor transits unless you do a great deal of calculating. The beginning student can ignore these transits for the present, but eventually you will encounter an even that is signified entirely by a complex multiple transit by minor aspects. To help you deal with these. I give here a list of the meanings that are commonly assigned to these aspects.
Semlsexlt~ (30' ) . This aspect seems to create some tension, because it bridges the two adjacent signs, which have no connection with each other symbolkally. Adjacent signs are of different elements, quadNpllcity and polarity. The se<rlsextile generates a sense of discomfort about the issues signified by the planets or houses involved in the transit.

Semlsquare(45' ) and Seoquldllildnmt(l35' ). These aspects are discussed togethe< because they are quite similar In nature, being much like the square but less strong. They represent a dynamic link between the planetary ene<gles that Is likely to produce change and tension, If one Is unable to go along with the changes Involved. ExPerience has shown that these aspects are quite significant In transit but only when several occur at once or when one ocrurs In connection with a major transit. SfJptl/e (51' 25' 42.9"). Also ched< the various ll'IJitlples ol this angle. This aspect relates to hidden Inner changes that often affect one~


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psychological stat~. Sometimes it also sign ifi~s ev~nts Ill at caus~ radical changes in pe<~ption and consciousness. The s~lil~ is often described as being related to •occult"' phenomena, but this is not a very meaningful charact~rization. This as~ct is most significant in a transit to planets lllat are related to each other by septile.
Qulntile (72' ) and Blqulntile (144' ). These may not be minor so much as misunderstood. They relate to fortes lllat combine to bring about metamorphoses or fundamental changes in one's life. Usually lllese ar~ very creative energies, but they may b~ destructi~ W blocked. Their symbolism has qualities of both Voous and Pluto. In Ill at they can create
new structures and destroy old ones.

Qulnc111x (150•). Many astrologers might object to placing lhe qt.incunx among the minor aspects, but by transit it is usually less significant lllan the asp~ts described at l~ngth in lhis book. Transits by quincunx relate to situations that seem to arise spontaneously in the environment and that force one to make a fateful change that affects <One·s later life. Many investigators have noticed that they coincide with h~lth crises as well as accidents.
Ther~ are other minor asp~s. but they are co~letely beyond lhe scop~ of lhis book. As we come to understand lllem better. 1 ho~ that IIley will b~ome the subj~s of sp~ialized works.

Precession Con'ection
Another issue lhat should be considered in tlying to precict when transit patterns will reach their maximum Influence Is lhe matter of precession. Most astrologers are aware that the vernal equinox, otherwise known as the first point of Aries. does not remain Stations with resp~t to lhe fixed stars but moves backward lhrough them at the rate of approximately SO. 25 second ~r year. This Is b~ause of the effect of lhe gravitational pull olllle Moon and planets upon the rotational cycle of llle Earth on its axis. This movement has caused the signs of the zodiac and the constellations of the same name to slip out ol alignment with each othe< by about 2s•, d~cndlng upon how one measures the constellations. Because of this problem, one group of astrolog~rs has abandoned the signs based on the vernal equinox, called the •tropical" zodiac, and adOPted a zodiac that Is fixed with res~t to the stars, called the "sidereal zodiac.· The problem for us Is not which zodiac to use, but that the timing of ltansits taken In the two zodiacs begins to differ significancy as a person !jets older. This elf~ begins to be noticeable by your late twenties, and

Opinion differs on Ill is point. which COIT'jlletely alters the positions of the planets in the houses. but 1 recognize that it is possible to treat the tropical zodiac as if it were moving. Sometimes it may appears that uncorrected transits give close results. one of them is very likely to be close using uncorrected positions. then retrograde and once more forward. Even more important. By the age ol thirty-six. that is. 1personally feel thatthe signs of the tropkal zodiac give interpretive results that are more useful than those of the sidereal. one's tropical solar return differs from one's sidereal solar return by twelve hours. for ~ sometimes appears Ill at the event can occur at any one olthe three times... time an event more closely than the uncorrected positions. Occasionally. especially If you follow the rules given earli. charts cast for the moment of the Sun~ or Moon's return to its exact natal position. two basic patterns do seem to apply most of the time. . My own experience has been that In timing an event the corrected position are more accurate than the uncorrected ones. one shcnAd treat the natal positions of the planets as if they were fixed stars. However. but that Is only because yoo are not applying the principles explained In this chapter. time an event closely. At which of the three times will the signifkant event occur 1 This Is not an easy question to answer. Many astrologers have claimed to have exact schemes for how to analyze such situations. there will be a difference of one degree between the two positions. but most of these schemes break down in practice. If an event Is signified by several this chapter for transit timing. The Problem of Triple Transits One complkalion that often makes it difficult to identify the time of rnaldmum stress Indicated by a transit Is that very often an outer planet will cross the same degree three times . which significantly affect the timing of outer planet transits. but the average orb Is usually greater. In other words.7/mlng Transits 33 when you are seventy-two years old. the positions of 111e fixed s~rs move forward In the tropical zodiac. no amount of explanation will make the precession-corrected uansits. but many astrologers agree that at the very least. but 111is Is not usually the case. this problem almost immediately begins to affect return charts.forward. determining 111e positions of the na~l chart corrected for precession helps significantly in timing events. Since the vernal equinox moves backward. And frequently no amount of juggling can make the uncorrected positions.

The bad transits were the oppositions. to use the older term. Needless to say. direct or retrograde. the other transits may go by without any notice. Under this condition a ~Iars transit will last an entire month and thereby become a major transa. and this will continue to happen until tile problem is taken care of. all transits are strictly neutral and merely represent qualitatively different comblnadons of the planetary influences of the natal and transiting planets. It is usually harder to understand the connection of the middle retrograde transit In the second pattern. one of the three transits will skjnify an issue for you to handle. and tile third indicates the concluding evens in the process. Often tl1s effect is quite subtle. The bad ones made everytlling go wrong. the second is a culmination l!lr a crisis. But In modern astrology this notion has largely been abandoned. as if you were a llelpless tool of malevolent fate. . by the ttinl time you will probably be so tired of the problem that you will do whatever is necessary to take care of it. 1 n this case tile first contact indkates the beginning of the process. depending upon how you handle the first transit.34 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets The first pattern applies whenever the triple transit seems to relate to a long term process rather than to a single event. sextlles and llle other conjunctions. good ones and bad ones. while transiting a natal planet is very significant and whatever event Is signified by the transa will usually llappen at that time ratlle< tllan during the swifter direct transit that takes place ooher before or after the Stations transit. while the good ones were the trines. Favourable or "tenelic" transits. but if you look carefully you will usually see events that relate to tile first and last contacts of the transiting planet. If you do not. often arising from a single event that is not repeated at the other two transits. The good ones made everything go smoothly and ensured the success of any enterprise begun under their influence. it is possible to have a double transit. another issue will arise that attacks the same problem from a different angle. squares and about ha~ l!lf the conjunctions. I ntl!rpreting Transits Traditionally there were only two kinds of transits. 1n theory at least. If you handle that issue property. if you do not handle the issue during the first transit. usually seem to conform to the first pattern. A planet that makes a station. When a transiting planet goes Stations on a natal planet. But a difficult transa that comes tllree times may present l!lne major event or three.

Difficult Transits Sun-Saturn. particularly in the SQuare and opposition aspects. Moon-Saturn. Mars-uranus. But some sQuares and oppositions are usually easy and Qu~e pleasant. however. Sun-Neptune. it will usually be on the old "bad" aspects. as the older astrologers actually suggeste<l. The transits only signifies the moment when you will raise the issues that you {annot handle.7/mlng Transits 35 1say "in theory" because it is still true \hat certain corrbinations of planets are usually experience<! as difficult while other are usually easy. although the modern view is closer to real~. Moon-Neptune. The only reason that the trines and sextiles of these planets are less difficult is that these aspects are Inherently less dynamic than the conjunctions.. They do not Indicate sudden spurts of bad luck that will afftlct you from heaven high In ways to \lilly beyond your control. Saturn-Uranus. From the standpoint of higher {Onsciousness. Saturn-Neptune. erther they are contradictory in nature or they are totally unretated to each other. Remembering that none of these are Irrevocably bad. that these are not usually destructive uanslts. In the largest sense. Most people go through most of these rtanslts without any appreciable trouble.ts as well as the actions of other peeple. the following corrbinations are usually the most difficult. . Jupiter-Saturn (SQuare and opposition}. Mars·Sat~Kn. oppositions and squares. tlley signify either what you do directly or what you unconsciously program your environment to do to you. squares and difficult conjunctions. They are destructive to you only If \hey signify an Issue In your life \hat you cannot handle. Venus-Neptune (SQuare and opposition}. Moon· Mars. It must be said. It Is not the planetary transit that is destructive. UranusNeptune (SQuare and opposition}. And it is also true that if you are going to exhibit the negative {haracteristics of a transit. This includes sickness and accid. The so-calle<l bad transits bring difficulties because the particular planets do not combine readily.. transits do not signify what happens to you. The trine and sextile as well as some of the conjunctions may be handled more easily or may have two decidedly different outcomes. Sun-Uranus (SQuare and opposition}. and it is Quite possible to have negative results with trines and sextiles. but your own weakness. Mercury-Neptune. Mars-Neptune. Moon-Uranus. Thus there was some 11\Jth in the traditional view.. Mars-Pluto. Moon-Pluto. See the Individual entries for more complete information. Saturn-P luto. \he oppositions.

often through a significant purifying process that leaves you revitalized and renewed. although that is not usually apparent until the next diffiCult transit ol those two planets.truction. Moon-Venus (all transits). But the usual reaction is to do nothing. To react this way is a waste. the "difficlAt" transit may cataplAt you to new levels of success and fortune. although that may not be immediately obvious. you can act more easily with lllem because the energies of the unlve<se seem to flow with you. Easy Transits Sun-Moon. Sun-Mercury. But IIley may reinforce your weak points. Because nothing cries out to be done. that Is. As a result. On the other hand. Also they do not test your weak points. Sun-Venus (all transits). however. This may seem to be a disruption at first. Moon-) uplter (all transits). The only persons who experience continuous. Sun-jupiter (all Transits). sextiles and several conjunctions · are easy primarily in that they are not unpleasant and do not require any special outpouring or energy. Some people even become totally lethargic. This list refers to sextiles and trines. simply because they denote periods of equilibrium and ease in whidl you tend to continue in whatever direction you have been taking. In fact the transit will probably change llle weak area or your life. Venus· . The easy transits · the trines. The signUicant challenge of these transits is to find your own weak spots and lllen change them voluntarily. These transits are difficult mainly in that they are frequently unpleasant because IIley disrupt our cherished ways of living. we try to cling doggedly to our negatiYe traits. except where It Is noted that the other aspects are also easy. if the part of your life signified by the transit is not in bad shape. And Ill is is not a wholly negatiYe process.36 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets The S<>-called difficult transits are those that test the way your have put your life together. these transits can do even more damage than the so-called difficult ones. Although lllese Influences do not Impel you to acdoo. Those not listed i n this list or the "dlffiOJit"llst should be considered neutral. These transits are difficult also in that they usually signify llle expenditure of a great deal of energy. severe problems from difficult transits are lllose who resolutely continue on the wrong course despite allllle evide<1ce Ill at they should change directioo. it does not mean that if you have put your l~e together badly in some respect llle transit will cause des. hkely to go either way. The following Is a list of llle generally easy transits. but you will quickly realize that if has opened the way fO< new opportun~ies. The "difficult" transits clear away the refuse from o:me·s life.

their character is dynamic or cydlcal. . your weaknesses may make a mess out ol the most favourable transit. I repeat this point because it cannot be stressed enough the transits in themselves do not cause either good or bad happenings. Mars·) upiter. Also it must be pointed out that your need to have a through understanding of the natal chart in order to get a clear idea of how someone will react to a given transit. The trine and Sextile coni>inations not listed he<e are considered neutral. Similarty.1/ming Ttansits 37 Mars. of the aspect intA!rpretations. Because they are moving aspects and in a constant state of change. getting nothing out of them at all. We will discuss each theory In detail and then give a synthesis of the three approaches for each aspect. a person whose natal chart is filled with trines and has no squares or oppositions may vegetate through transiting trines and sextiles. philosophical and otherwise. most existing textbooks give no detailed descriptions of the bases of aspect delineatioo except for the division into good and bad. The ease or difficulty of a partjcular transit come from your inner makeup. Also. For this reason 1believe that students will be helped by a detailed explanation of tile bases. they are just signs that your will have to confroot certain issues in your life at a particular time. They are Usually quite easy. In fact they do not cause anything. each of which contributes something to our whole understanding of them. This is true of the aspects also. For example. venus·) up iter (all transits). Nooe of these approaches Is correct to 111e exclusion of the other. the planets have prelty much the same meaning 111at they have in the natal chart. three different ways of looking at the aspects. These three ways of iooklng at transits ere the theory of harmoolcs. the dynamic cycle approach and the house relationship approach. but not as universally as the ones listed above. but transiting aspects have certain characteristics that make it necessary to discuss the<n at greater length. Models for Transit I ntefJII'etation In the interpretations of transits. Various persooal strengths may enable you to overcome any negative indication. The exceptions to this statement are the works of Dane Rudhyar and the other Humanistic astrologers. although the harmonics theory Is perhaps the most 1\Jndamental and the basis for the others. This Is true In the natal char~ but It Is harder to distinguish. These bases fall Into three categories. Watch your reaction to llle transits as a sign of what you need in order to grow as an individual. General indications about various activities being favoured or inhibited under a partkular transit are based on the average person.

. the trine to three and so forth. opposition. trine. these numbers Should look familiar. thus: 360' 360' 360' I 2 3 360' 4 360' 360' 5 6 360' 7 360' 8 And so forth. I t Is not commonly used. When these Indicated divisions are performed. which given rise to what is called a harmonics series. qulntlle. two. square. and llle signs and the houses. but the more unusual harmonics are being used. tile theory of harmonics comes from the division of the cirtle of 360' by small whole numbers. which uses aspects based on nine. respectively. we get the value 360'. but may be quite significant. which comes from dMdlno the circle by seven. houses and aspects are all rooted in harmonics. 180' . 60'. such as eleven and tlllrteen. In factthis type of approach bids fair to become llle basis ol all other systems. for it appears that signs. four and six. for they are the angles of the aspects • conjunctions. Most of tile smaller aspects generated by harmonic tlleory are not relevant to the basics of transits study. seven and other divisions that are unusual to West. 72' . square and sextile. 51' 25' 43" and 45'. For our purposes at this point ~ will be sufficient to discuss the major aspects only-the conjunction. This tlleory is based on the nature of the aspects themselves. The division by seven Is often called the septile. It Is becoming clear that astrology Is nothlno more than a complex marlfestatlon of the prlndples of number. the opposition to two. 120'. three. Actually this whole approach has been used Implicitly In our Hindu astrology. The conjunction Is related to the meaning of unity.38 Koow about Transt of Plantts Haunonics This is relatively new way of looking at aspects stems largely from llle work of John Ad dey of Britain and his associates. Ill at it is really a very elaborate form of numerology. 90'. The signs and houses are based on the division by twelve. trine. This also enables us 10 predict the meanings of aspects based on the division of the zodiac by numbers that have hitherto not been used. Briefly. Their method of hanl:ling aspects is different f rom ours. although the roots Qf his approach go back to Pythagoras of Samos and can also be found more recently in the writings of Johannes Kepler. which arise from the division or the circle by <One. sextde and semlsquare. Except forthe next to last figure.

It Is related to Saturn somewhat In this regard. Like tour. and therefore one can expect a considerable variation in the effects of conjunctions. but It seNes to sharpon consciousness and heighten awareness. As all things in metaphysics proceed from the ONE. Three: the trine. so the conjunction carries within it the seeds of all other aspects. The difficulty does not arise because Qf a conflict between the principles. of the interaction between Self and Other. urv-esisting now with the universal energies. Four. Four is the first composite number of the series. 1 t Is not more Qbjective than one. the square. Four symbolizes situations In which there Is resistance to some force. if a conjunction occurs between two planets that are not basically easy to combine. It connotes a state ol balance somewhat like three. This number Is not Important In basic transit study. This number symbolizes the resolution of polarity and conflict through an intermediary. It is a number of dynamic change and instability. and it is inherently connected w~h conflict. and others are mOfe like squares or oppositions. There is no polarization and thert!fore no conflict between the prindples. It can be regarded as the opposition of the trine series. There may be a great deal of activity associated w~ the number lhree. without which there can be no consciousness at all. but because the union is difficult. lhe first number that is a multiple of a number other than one: that is 2 • 2 x 1. Five: the qulntlle. of confrontation between two principles. There can be no awareness prior to the operation of the number two. This is the number of polarity.1/ming Ttansits 39 One: the conjunction. it is the actual issue of the subjective versus objective. Remember that a conjunction is 2 X 180°. But it is also the symbol of I and Thou. but it always consists of a series of complementary processes that balance out so that there is no net change. But on its own it is associated with egoconsciousness and the notion of material reality. the product of two times three. which requires a certain degree of Initiative. It is the number of beginnings. and the force is challenged to prove itself against lhe demands of the material universe. 3 X 120° and SO forth. Because It Is the product of two times two. This is a symbol of creative. the result will not be easy. Thus it is that some conjunction transits are more like trines or sextiles. Two: the opposition. but 4 • 2 x 2. 3 • 3 x 1. However. Six: the sexdle. llut does become very Important In certain situations that will be discussed l ater on. The first harmonic symbolizes union and perfect togetherness. it shares much of the nature of the oppo~ion. It Is not possible to remain passive to a sextlle the . this Is a composite number. It is also a state of equilibrium and balance.

Unfortunately. there Is an event either within yoorS<!If or betwee<l you and the wortd that begins a process or a series of developments. so structures can be built relatively easily.40 Know about Transt of Plantts way you often can with a trine. From this comes the sextile's traditional association with opportunity. but they oo not usually operate except in association with other. Dynamic cycle Approach This approach is clearly related to the harmonics. more potent transits. For some reason. With the transit by conjunction ol one planet over another planet or over a house cusp. for example. As mentioned earlier. the higher harmonics are significant. But this Is the rationale tor the already highly developed techniques of solar and lunar returns. howeve<. l t Is also qui te evident In the cycles or 111e Sun. but yoo often have to walt until later to know exactly what. although the cyclical approach must work with all transit cycles. woold signify that the reaching oot for love or affection proceeds in a Saturnlan manner. Below Is a description or the archetypal cycle. Six is a number or activity within a state <>f balance. Yoo know that something Is happening. There Is considerable evlde<1ce that If one casts a (hart for the exact moment of the conjunction transit that the chart will describe the whole cycle in a general way. and it clarifies the meaning of a long period ol years of the native~ lite taken as a whole. it is more obvious in some than in others. Now you . The process that began with the conjunction is now on a stable path aOO functioning pretty well. We are concerned here only with those harmonics whose aspects work at least to some extent in single transits. St~te Two: the S<!parating sextile. but the cycle as a whole Is taken Into conslde<atlon. The nature of this process is In accordance with 111e nature of the planets Involved: the transiting planet Imposes its energy expression upon that or the transited planet. Ill at a single transit by sexUie will oft£n go by without much notice. which pointed out nature of the goneral cycle and the meanings of the Individual aspects within It. Stage One: the conjunction. to do this for 111e outer planets woold require ephemerides that are considerably more accurate than those we OJrre<ltly posS<!Ss. It must be said. The (Onjunctlon transit Is often unconscious In its effects. The advantage of this approach is that it ooables the chart reader to get an overview of the native's life cydes. with each transit In the S<!rles treated as part of the whole. Thus Saturn on Voous. It is particularly worthwhile for the transits or Saturn by the various aspects to the planets and houS<!s.

the transit by square. The danger <>I this trine is that Wyou have managed to keep going at something that i s basically not a good Idea. because It Is the first easy state of equilibrium . Necessary changes that are lett undone will have an urlortunate effect at the next stage. As has been made clear from the foregoing. so that when llle opposition comes you will be able to make a new start. and you should exan'ine ~ and see how well it wol1cs. you should get everything into shape lor the clAn'ination of the cycle at the <>pposition. In this texl the <istioctlon is made only when the cyclical narure or the transit is very clear. We are now In the second half of llle cycle. This trine is like the sextile in that it is a time ol relative ease when you should scan the whole series of events in this cycle. as with Saturn. convinced that you have managed to save yourself or what you are doing. in which the transiting planet is moving away from the last (Onjur. this is the time to make adjustments. if the square showed that your efforts have been poinUess or harmful. St•te Three the separating square. You should not be ~ontent with staying at this level. Also you should begin a transition phase In which you gradually begin to adapt and change what you have done so that you can move onto a new level. you should take this time to think about what has happened and learn as much as you can from It.:Uon toward the opposition. On the other hand. even though success makes It tempting to do so. Success at ll>e time of the sextile does not guarantee anything without this process Qf scMiny. Also be happy to accept tile rewards lor what you have done. It should be noted that this approach to transits makes a distinction between a separating aspect by transit. But the opposition will show you that you have not won by bringing about a more complete downfall. II you have overcome the crisis or the square. the separating trine. this is the time when your affairs reach a culmination. a number or things can occur dUring this transillf the process has gone well. To make this distinction consistently would make an already lengthy text too long. This trans~ is analogous to the separating sexllle rather than the separating trine. and a new stage or development is about to begin. and you begin to reap the reward of your efforts. The fuMe becl<ons. you will persist In it now. If it is not working well. Stage Six: tile approaching trine.1/ming Ttansits 41 ~an see what happened at the conjunction. State Four. and usually this Is the second reaping and transf()(mlng stage <>f the cycle. State Five the opposition. and the approaching aspect by transil in which the transiting planet is moving back toward the next conjooction away from the last opposition.

eleventl> llouse aspect: the square. If you adapt and change to allow the birth or the next phase in the final stage ol ttvs cycle. Stage Eight the approaching sextile. you will be able to take advantage of the burst of creative energy that will occur at the conjunction transi t The House Approach This method of analyzing aspects by transit Is especially popular emong followers of a very traditional Interpretation and Is the main from or aspect analysis used In India. If you began a new phase ol activity at the opposition. events will proceed smoothly. For those who began a new cyde at the last opposition. ttvs Slage is equivalent in every way to the separating se>ctile at stage two. Otherwise you will bring about a crisis that will lead to total collapse at the next conjunction. 1 r you cannot detach yourself from it or assist creatively in changing it. with nothing. The challenge now is quite <lifferent from that of the separating square. Now you should look about and see how you can adapt to meet the needs or the changing future. . you will destroy it. and do not be satisfied to go on as you have. If everything went well at the last opposition there is a great temptation to sit on your laurels now. while ttvs one Is a crisis in letting go of it. but~ does not mean that you should not provide ror the time when something does need to be done. You should be making an effort to fit yourseW into the new order that is taking shape now. Then you will truly have to start over again. If you do this well. a thlrd·house. In this scheme the aspect Is discussed In relation to the houses to which Its angle corresponds. this sextile is a time ror making final preparations ror the changes that wi ll come at the beginning ol the next cycle. Its runcdon Is related to the separating trine in that it represents a period or equilibrium just after a square. The first square was a crisis in building up some struct\Jre. That is what is happening now. ror nothing is ever so good that it can go on forever. tenth-house aspect: the trine. See what kinds or changing roles you can play in the time to come. The co !'junction Is considered to be a firS!· house aspect the sextlle. Stage Seven: the approaching square. because everything seems to be ruMing very smoothly and nothing needs to be done.42 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets after the initial crisis symbolized by the opposition. That is true. You may suddenly be forced to adapt to a new situation. the function or this square Is Identical to that or the separating square. atthough most people try to do just that Even the most successful creation reaches a peak merely to give rise to another phase or activ~. It everything has gone well at the last square. a fourth· house.

in most cases a trine.) the fifth-house. I the flrst·house aspect. the ability to expand one's experience of the world and to grow in knowledge. for example. Sextile: (60' apart. as does the <>pposition. which is the second harmonic. . Trine: 1120' apart. The expression of the ego in the world and w~h in one~ personal sphere. challenges and confrontations in those two woftds. C reative flow of the life energies that allow for easy self-expression. ninth-house aspec~ and the oppos~ion a seventh-house aspect This mode of description has considerable merit if~ isn't carried too far. tenth-house aspect. which emphasizes the fifth-house. Therefore you can derive valid Insight into the meaning of the aspects by looking at the l'louses to which they correspond. Relationships with groups. contacts with those surroundings. Squ/lfe: (90' apart. The relationship of the houses to the aspects is completely valid as long as one realizes that the houses themselves are merely supelficlal. Integration of the self with Immediate surroundings. e l ~enth-house aspect. the way one expresses oneself to others.7/mlng Transits 43 fifth-house. But It is important not to go too far with this method unless the house symbolism of the aspects is reinforced by the planets involved. Not every seJCtile affects neighbours. because both are based on harmonics. Readers who are familiar with the traditional meanings ol the houses will notice that lhese delineations are not precisely the same as those of the houses but ere derived from the abstract principles upon which the houses are based.) the third-house. tor example. ConJunction:10' apart. on the other hand. corresponds quite consistently to the symbolism of the s~enth house. not only because the trine Is a rlnth-house aspect but also because Juplter has an Inherent connection with tmvel. meanings derived from much more basic principle. Below nre the meanings of the aspects In terms of the houses to which they are related. nor does ~ery trine ponend the possibility of a long journey. The opposition. Jupiter may indicate traveling. ninth-house flavour of lhe trine. friends and communications. Orten rather unconscious in its actions. The usual assigMlents between the houses and the aspects is at the most profound level of symbolism. This is because the s~enth house contains the symbolism of the number two very thorougtly. oneself taken by oneself in one's own terms. AJso.) the fourth-house. will be in the fifth or the ninth houses from the house occuj)Oed by the natal planet. a trine by transiting. ninth-house aspect. for exal'l"\?le. Beginnings.

even when there Is considerable activity: little resistance to your efforts. Confrontation and partnership. Sunvnary At this point it will be helpful to synthesize everything that has been discussed about each aspect so that you can easily find the general signification of each aspect in transits. First.•• /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Opposieioo: (180' apart. the culmination of the process that began at the last opposition transit involving the same two planets.. a time of new initiative and active forward motion: a challenge to your self-exJl<ession. And second. changes invoMng relatively litde effort. with matte<s often world09 out with little effort on your part . you will create two problems. Readi09s in which every transit has a million possibilities are not worth much. interaction with your Immediate surroundl09. a time when a course of action proves incorrect or. Conjuncticn: Beginning of a new cycle. a lime when you can act with little resistance from outside circumstances. a time for re\Oewlng recent events and seeing what needs to be changed. matte<s involving the seW alone or in conjunction w~h ~s most intimate surroundi09s: the birth of a new phase of life. a time of balance.) the seventh-house aspect. the self as experienced through others. If you try to expand these definitions to include all of the affairs signified by a particular house. when you can and should take the Initiative. the conflict between one's personal world and the external wortd. if the challenge is withstood.-s involving your relationship to groups. which may force changes in your way of relating to others or may inaugurate a period of new effectiveness. SexWe: Matt. Square: Challenges from circumstances or othe<s that force you to prove yourseff or to make necessary change. when you can make creative cha09es but ue tempted to just flow along. Trine: A period of easy energy flow and relative lack of stress. your predictions will probably be inac<Urate except in rare cases. a lime when your experience and self-expression expand to make you wiser and more effective: a period of little change. a given transit will signify so many possibilities that it will become <Oilllletely unintelligible to the persoo whose chart you are readi09.

the culmination of your affairs in some way or the total collapse of some area of your life that has not worked successfully: events that increase self·consciousness Ill rough meetings witll others.7/mlng Transits 45 Opposiricn: A time of confrontation w~h others. interattion between your inne< and outer worlds. a time of dynamic changes. .

and signifies that a new ()'de in the person's life is beginning. which progresses the hO<oscope forward in time accO<ding to set methods).strofogicaffJ'ransit Astrological transits are one of the main means used In horoscoplc astrology to forecast futl.46 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Cliapter4 . astrologkal transits i n1101ve a method of Interpreting the ongoing movement of the planets as they transit the hO<oscope.. and heralds a new phase in the aging process when new realities and responsibil~ies must be faced. AS its name implies.O'e trends and developments (the other means used is astrological progression. This is most often done fO< the birth or Natal Chait of a particular individual.f sign. P1 edcttve astrology Astrological transits are a part of whet Is usually called predictive JJstrology. This occurs when a transiting planet returns to the same point in the sky that ~ <>Ccupied at the moment of a person~ birth. or house. The most significant retums are 111ose of the outer planets Jupiter and Saturn.ft. . the dalm of astrology to predict or forecast future trends and developments. ~lost astrologers nowadays regard the term 'prediction' as something of a misnomer. Instead It Is claimed that an astrological pattern with regard to the future can correspond with any one ol a variety of possibilities. Particular attention is paid to changes . The Jupiter return occurs approximately every 12 years and heralds a new phase of growth and development The Saturn return occurs approximately e~ry 30 years. as modern astrology does not claim to directly predict future events as such. What this means is that the planet has completed a whole circuit of the sky. and to the aspects or angles the transiting planets make with the natal chart. What Is In fact foretold Is the trend of circumstances and the nature of the Individual's reaction to the situation. A partlc!Aarty important transit Is the planetary return.

transiting aspects will in general not have the same effect. In general however. The horoscope does not determine the future. I nterpretatlon Interpretation ol transits is usually lairty similar to the interJ)<etation of progressions. 1n short. So. tor example it the Sun and Juplter are In a difficult aspect In the natal chart. The most important point to remember with transits is that the pattern ol the natal chart always determines their value. general trends and developments allows astrologers to avoid making verifiable predictions. II planets are not aspected In the natal chart. . as~lted In add~ion Sceptics of astrology argue in respon~ that stressing the role of vague. or claim that the future was mapped out and deterlrined. Also. but shows the possible paths that lie ahead so that the individual can choo~ between them ~lodern astrologers argue that no planetary aspect brings a fate that cannot be counteracted in some way and some benefit derived from it • what actual events happen are largely dependant upon the freedom of choice of the individual. a poslbVe or easy aspect between transiting J uplter and the natal Sun wi ll not produce the same expected benefit. and gives them the ability to attach significance to any number ol arbitrary and unrelated events In a way that suits their purpo~. no modern astrologer would try to predict actual future events. progressed and transiting movements ol the planets indicate phases in the individual's life when the potential shown in the natal chart will be given opportunities for development whether through favourable or urlavourable drcumstances. talents and opportunities. The role of the astrologer is to create self-knowledge and awareness of the movement of the planets and their meaning. transits primarily Involve developments In the life circumstances outside the individual's control. while progressions involve psychological develoJl<nents from within the individual. It is that a. all modem astrolog@rs str@SS th@ rol@ of fr@@ will. and the progressed and transiting movements of the planets indicate when the potential In the natal chart will be given opportunities for dev!Mopment.strology does not reveal late or patterns which are 'Written in stone: rather ~ reveals a person~ strengths and weakness. so as to give the individual an improved abil~ to make reasoned and ~nsible life choices. In short each person carries the pattern of the natal chart with them all th!Mr lives.Astrological Transit 47 In other wO<ds.

" Transiting Venus lasts about two days. and so have a limited effect. Most astrologers would not chart these transits on an ongoing basis as they occur so frequently and are so fleeting in their operation. are more powerful and noticeable. as they are of such short duration. Moon. e-mail... &<:cording to the planet. especially when they hit a personal planet or cardinal point. a Mercury transit can indicate entertaining..sltlng Mercury lasts only a day or two.... • T. The following is a brief description ol the effect of transiting aspects: I nner planets Transits of the inne< planets (including Sun and Moonl are generally not considered by astrologers to be of major importance. • T. or perhaps giving a talk or lecture. The fat lowing are their main characteristics: • T. Transits to the Sun and ascendant indicate a good time to buy new clothes or to beautify yourself.. saturn.. and usually indicates enjoyment in your social life and feelings of love. selling and exchanging things..Sun. Greater creativity. uranus. A useful time for helping with backlogs of correspondence.. Transiting planets' aspects The main significance of transiting planets is when they form aspects with planets in the natal chart. The transits of the slower moving planets Jupiter. Transits to Mercury and .buying. Combined with Venus. not always consciously.sltl119 Moon lasts a few hours at most and effects mainly moods and feelings. ~lercury transits to natal Sun and ascendant Indicate a good time for making minor changes. make phone calls and generally communicate with others. and Pluto. sign and house being transited.48 Koow about Transt of Plantts Transits of the personal planets . Merrury..sltl119 Sun lasts about two days and has an effect on health.. Transiting aspects are usually limited to an orb of one degree either side of the natal planet. Sometimes the influence is financial through receiving gifts or money. Neptune. and transits to the ~loon a good time to beautify the home and buy new household goods. A good lime to write letters. activity and open expression. energy and willpower In the area of life indicated by the natal planet sign and house being transited. making short journeys or visits. venus and Mars are usually not considered as important because they move so quickly through the zodiac.

Astrological Transit 49 Jupiter indicate a good time to entertain. unconventional and rebellious behaviour. Difficult aspects may lead to serious misjudgments. general misfortune. knowledge and new experiences are possible. as their effects can last for up to several years. showing which lessons of discipline and structure must be learned.. good favour. • Transiting) uplter Lasts some months and presents opport. sudden drastic upheavals and changes can be expected. while uranus transits are favourable fO< taking chances in romance! • Transiting Mlw'5 energizes the areas of life related to the natal planet being effected. so there is a need to watch the temper during a Mars transit. exaggerated. originality. Travelling. depleted enl!fgy. A time to consolidate and prepare fO< more go·ahead Indications In the chart. serious contemplation of life and self. study. Dramatic turn to circumstances. Yel can also be a useful time for wise long·term plan ring. • Transiting Satum Period of limitation. and transits to its own place and to the mid heaven. consen~lng energy. It Is better to accept that this aspect will Slow down the rh~hm of life In the hOuse or planet Involved. a good time to be entertained. Patience will be needed as this Is not a time to push ahead with plans and affairs.ities in the area of life involved by the aspected planet. and forcing mattl!fs will not do much good. Period of expansion and exceptional opportunrties for achieving success in business. death. Plan to keep busy during a Mars transit so as to have an outlet for this excessive energy. There Is also a need to take extra precautions against rushing and accidents. extravagant behaviour and shel!f bad luck. building up resou rces. The person will be mO<e enl!fgetic and be able to work harder than usual. creativeness. with a new way of life opening.. Transits to Neptune arE a good time to go to the dnema or theater. depressive moods. receiving benefits. Possible pl!fiod of Inspiration. restrlctiOI\ possible Ill· health. The following are their main characteristics. losses. . especially for transits with the Moon. But Mars can also promote tension and anger. Be on especial guard when Mars transits the Sun or the Ascendant OUter planets The transits of the outer planets are considered to be the most important by astrologers. • T111nsftlng Uranus Period of unplanned.

Rather a change in either direction of movement is regarded by them as simply Indicating a shift in a person~ handling of Ill at part of their life. drugs. Most modern astrologers consider the rE!Irograde movement of a planet to be Indicative of stress or difficulty. Diffusion and idealization tends to DCCIX and a tendency to fall irlo illusions or dreams. cydes ol either symbolic or real death and rebirth. Pluto exposes these Issues so mat their nature may be undetstand and the subject wol1c to change them. Oeep psychological changes occur. do not regard the change from direct to rE!Irograde million as automatically being one to repression and limitation (nor the reverse sudden release). • Victimization or savioor roles are possible at tills time. escapist. verbal misunderstandings. Pluto will transform. renew and revolutionize the ideas or emotions in the house or the planet which Is aspected. spiritual or religious experiences are possible at this time. Often the end of a 'chapter of experience' for d1e start of anlllher. Old issues from past come to sulface. theater. For example. suicidal and meotally disturbed tendencies. strange. Spi~tualization of the arena of life Involved occur5. such as post or emails going astray. Some astrologers however. the rettoorade movement of Mercury is commonly thought to sign~y difficulties in communication.50 Koow about Transt of Plantts • Greater desire for individuality.-o Period of major transformation in the life-pattem. In astrology this backward movement was trad~lonally thought to be unlucky or inauspicious. Transiting Pl. expression and freedom. obsessions. confusing and chaotic happenings likely. as it went against the 'natural' order of movement (or ·direct movement' as It Is known). Transiting Neptune Peculiar. due to eruptive developments that have been 'brewing up' under the surface for some time. The outer planets are rctroorade for over 40% of the time. Difficuttaspects may stimlAate neurotic. Neptune dissolves ideas and emotions in the house or planet which is aspected. but also great creativity and inspiration. power urges and conflicts and sexual issues. fateful encounters. artistic practices. or when 111e earth Is itself pused by a faster moving Inner planet. and new relationships are possible. Retrograde motion The rE!Irograde million of a planet Is its apparent backward motion lhrough the sky caused by tho earth travelling past a slower moving <Mer planE!\. invention. and travel delays and frustrations. . and overinvolvement wit!> akohol.

while the second return at around age 24 concerns the first real moves into the adUlt wol1d. Satum Returns Saturn returns occur approximately every thirty years and indicate a phase In the aging process when new realities and responsibilities must be faced. The f irst Jupiter return. It Is also a time when many assess relatlonsl'lps Ill at have failed and realise that it Is time to end til em. The most important returns are those <>f the outer planets Jupiter. Planetary retums The planetary return in astrology is when the transiting planet returns to tile precise position ~ was in at tile moment of a person's birth. passing over tile same spot again before it then goes 'direct' again. and indicate a new phase of growth and development in I ~e. The first Saturn return occurs at around age thirty and concerns llle lime when the first real responsibilities are felt. Returns apply also to the Sun and Moon . as many people may not live long enough to see or get the full benefit of its full return of 84 years. especially in tile case of Uranus. perhaps to marriage. and sports people achieve tlleir first important goals. with prizes won and grants awarded. for It mar1<s the day when the Sun returns to the same position in the zodiac as on a person's original birthday. Many people will mala! a serious commitment at this time. As regards work. Foreign travel and higher study are often astrologer would say that a person's birthday Is technically their ·solar return'. Saturn and uraoos. even at the cost of a lower salary for a while. concerns the move irto adolescence and puberty. The Jupiter return Is the Ideal time to push forward and be asse<tive. This can bring a prolonged period of change into the person's life. HaW-returns (when the planet reaches the halfway point in ~s journey) are also important.. starting a family or buying a hOme. many will reassess their career and question their progress to date. at around age twelve. passing over the spot for a third time.Astrological Transit 11 A transiting planet may pass over a particular spot in a natal chart and then turn retrograde. Symbolically this means that the planet is beginning a new cycle in a person's life. This can be a good time to change direction and retrain.-ns Juplter retums occur every twelve years or so. The year ol a Juplter return will usually be a good <>ne. as efforts will usually be well rewarded. Juplter Ret. Writers articles are often first published in this year. .

but decisions taken and changes made usually work out well in the long term ~ they are sensible and followed thoroughly with hard work. It is also the first time that many have to face the reality of approaching old age. Qne of its most important influences is f~ when it reaches the half way stage in its journey. and develop new is the ideal time for people to break out of routine lifestyles that they have been stuck in for years. many creative people have completed great works after llle age of 84 • Verdi composed his ape<a Falstaff . Permanent and successflA long·tenm relationships may be unsettled or disrupted by (asual.-n can be stressi\JI and tense. It is i mportant to have a constructive. Women. may feel that life has passed them by. and if the person i s reasonably well and fit.lrtatlons and affairs. Uranus Ret~n~s uranus takes about 84 years to complete a full return. For example. The Uranus half· return is the <>rigin of what for many peaple is the 'mid·l~e aisis'. A lot of women also begin the pre-menstrual stage at this time. but also energising. especially lllose with children growing up and leaving home. The saturn return is often a difficu~ and challenging time. and Picasso painted many ol his finest paintings late in life.. It can herald a new and lively Interest in life. at around age 42. The Uranus half·ret. Many people begin to consider retiring from full time work aOO developing interests lllat have been neglected because of career and children. . practical attitude at this time. However. fl.52 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets The second return occurs at around age sixty and concerns the lime when people reassess the next phase of their lives. The full uranus return takes place around age 84. and many men experience the 'mate menopause'. and not simply regard oneself as being 'on the scrapheap: as for most people Ill ere are still many good years ahead.

amongst other things. My ratller naive prediction was based Qn the fact that Pluto would creep up to conjunct the Soviet Union's natal Sun in seven years' time.pectivell would like to begin by saying tllat. since the Sun In a national chart reflects. this is a fairly obvious and simple conclusion. But the two are not mutually exclusive. 1 t tends to wipe everything dean..Asttological Transit 13 Cfiapter 5 Jl (]'syc/iofoaica!Jlpproacli to fJ'ransits anaCJlrotjre. and nothing remains of the original form or structure. There wefe . edited and turned Into a bOok called The Outer Planets and Their Cycles. The reason I el<pected a collapse rather than yet another typical struggle for the leadership was because Pluto is rather more all· encompassing than the other outer planets. which was II> en transcribed. In passing. although the internal narure ol our e~ploraUon should be clear to any astrological student with a psychological approach. Many years ago I gave a seminar for the Wrekln Trust. as I did not have moch knowledge at the time about the subtleUes ol mundane astrology. I am not In any way denying the value and long tradition of predictive work in astrology. while examining the birth chart of the SoiAet Unlol\ 1 made a prediction abOut Its future. 'Psychological' does not mean only 'Inner: Too many of us 11ave had experience of acwrate prognostications ol a spec~lc and concrete kind to pre lend that the planets are not related lo the outer as well as the Inner world. In mundane terms. It was really a kind of ll>rowaway. the nation~ leadership.ssions "The Nature cA Preclction How do we interpret transits and progressions from a psychological per. or that It Is Impossible to predict certain kinds of events In certain siiiJatlons. the Soviet leader<hip changed. I had observed that every time a powerful transit hit tills natal Sun in Scorpio.

approacl>ng the Soviet Union's Venus in the 4th house · that suggested that this imminent collapse was going to be like a marriage breakup. which accrues 'substance· according to the choices made In each lifetime. but a total collapse was unthinkable. about which I am not in any position to comment. But 1 feel It is a lot more complicated than what someone once called the 'ding-dong theory'. and will. and the<e was no indkation in 1982 of the events to come.lor exart'j) Is our unconsdous complexes at work. in terms of transits and progressions. But the<e may well be something that continues tlvough and beyond a single mortal incarnation. as well as an avoidance of our unconscious collusion when such acts of brutality occur on a mass level. is not fate at all . we unwittingly contribute to. complexes. A new leader was {ertainly on the cards. create. It would be very foolish to Imagine that all life situations are the individual's creation. As morality Is such a deeply subjective and relative llllng. in whkh astrologers can make accurate prognostications. therefore. Many people in the astrological world believe in karma. 1 find little value In such simplistic approaChes to the realm of the spirit. as well as ·natural' dlsa. There are many situations. rathe< than considering the whole individual and the interrelationship of body and psyche. either because we have been avoiding these issues in the past. One cannot say that six million individual Jews had particular transiting or progressed aspects which meant that they would be taken away to the concentration camps.54 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets l!lther transits. It Is shee< lunacy to suggest such a thing. I am not a disbeliever. This may be a factor above and beyond one lifetime~ effortS at consciousness. or are drawn into situations which enact internal issues . or because they are simply ripe and the Kairos. both mundane and personal. the uranus-Neptune-Saturn conjunction in llle first decanate of Capricorn. As Individuals and as a c:ollective. 1 n the subsequent seven years. and which acts as a magnet for the kind of experiences we attract. 1 t would be a disintegration lrom within rather than lrom without. There may also be factors In the family Inheritance over which we have . because many are not. the right moment. However. deeper spiritual factors as well. Over the was nice or naughty In one~ last life and therefore one is rewarded or punished In this one. and all the various satellite countries would start asking for a divorce. has arrived. I have come to believe that a great deal ol what we assume to be rated. I didn't think about it. focusing solely on the predictive side of astrology is like a medical doctor focusing solely on a bodily symptom.sters such as flol!lds and earthquakes. which may supersede Individual choice. Then everything c:ame to pass as predkted. There are collective movements and upheavals. There may be other. This was how 1 read it at the time.

and these often act as a kind of fate. when it comes to predicting events. It doesn't mean that there is no value in trying to get a sense of how a planetary movement is likely to come out on a . since so much depends on how and when llle person registers what has happened. A psychological approach to transits and progressions is more challenging than a literal one. once individual cons<:iousness has begun to expand the levels at which we experience reality. WIll ere is not a heavy backlog of accrued psychological inheritance. AS for lllose things about which we truly have no choice. One ol my main objectives in explOring this theme is to suggest that not Initially be aware. we might discover what Pico della Mirandola meant when he said Ill at human beings are co·crtators with God. Our assumptions about llle Mure are just as heavily coloured by our own psyches as OIK assumptions about the present.gurations in one's birth chart It also necessitates learning to work with traditional predictive techniques on more than one level. 'Uranus Is going over whatnot and therefore such·and·such will happen' approach. Uteral·mindedness doesn't do us justice as astrologers. If such conflicts have remained largely uiYesolved. we may lade the mobility to choose or avoid certain events. we will find out soon enough. Even llle most orthodox 1raditional' astrologer is not rtally able to be objective. If we can learn to work with the planetary movements with more insight and less of a literal. How~e r unfair it may seem. of course.A PsychologicII Approactt to Trat~sts and Progressions II no control. we are the inheritors of family ~onflicts and complexes that have crystallised over many generations. We may then have room to transform or alter f\Jture events. and any Individual undoubtedly possesses greater freedom of choice. We cannot even be certain what an 'event' really Is. we are Inclined to we may have more freedom than we think. Because our perceptions ere invariably distorted by our Individual complexes. because there is. It can also be downright destructive. a great deal of what we ass""e to be predictable may not be predictable at all. Nevertheless. such a thing as a self-fulfilling prophecy. but according to what our complexes tell us llley will 'do' to us. and can hopefully learn to accept and live with our necessity in a more tranquil spirit. Thus there are many factors other than individual cons<:iousness which determine how transits and pro91'"essions are going to be expressed. on levels of which we might !interpret transits and progressions not according to what they might mean. For this reason I believe we need to try to live as though we have the freedom to work with our transits and progressions on a psychological level. because it involVes taking responsibility tor what is symbolised by the conf. or deal more creatively with anything that is our own creatton due to the workings of unconscious complexes.

we are fulfilling some greater spiritual or evolutionary design. whether projection or not can be life-sustaining. and that there is meaning in the experiences which occur in an individual life.llderstancling preceding any literal interpretation. agreat many people experience life as containing an Imate meaning and purpose. manifest our own predictions. However certain we might be about the objective existence ol such a deeper pattern . and generate considerable suffering. 1 think we may. much of the time. When we view transits and plllgresslons from this perspective. the SOli I. The first level is the one which is likely to be ol greatest concern to tile spiritually inclined asuologer • the deeper meaning of a particular transit or progressed aspect. But even If this were the case. or botll. and If we can grow because of what happens to us. Levels of expression 1. a teaching function. I have found tills division quite useful. "What am 1meant to be leamlng flllm this conjunction of transiting Saturn to my Sun? What Is this progression of Venus . There are three main levels on which planetary movements seem to operate. exist · none of us Is In a position to prove it We may. it may not be a good idea to go into a business partnership with someone whose bad<ground and credentials one knows litde about. and this conviction. By ·meaning'. Those of us who have a religious or spiritual bent assume that the cosmos has some kind of purpose. create our own fate. project a highly personal perception of meaning onto an utterly arbitral'( and unconnected universe. Some of you may think of more than three. 1am referring to its teleology • its ultimate purpose In terms of the eYOiutlon of the personality. 1t is as foolish to ignore tills dimension of me as it is to ignore the psyche. Meaning of teleology Now 1would like to examine the different levels on which transits and progressions are likely to be eJCpressed. or the gods. It Is psychologically Md spiritually creative even if It is not 'true' In any scientific sense. when it may not be at all necessary to do so. The concrete application of astrological principles can be of great value to us. But as a general overview. we ask ourselves. Events therefore have a hidden design.56 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets material level. In fact. If one has the progll!ssed Sun square a 2nd hoose Neptune while transiti~ Saturn is conjuncting that natal Neptune. But without the backgroond ol psychological t. which is another way of saying that God. Whether such a cosmic design really exists Is an arguable Issue.

When less attractive planetary movements come along. but they can ultimately resultln a deeper commitment to a particular vocational direction. Without this perspective we are treating astrology. the Individual elq)erlenclng such transits and progressions may not be In any condition to listen to evolutionary possibilities. and we need to ask ourselves what potential ror growth might be hidden beneath all the stress. Although 1have used the term 'spiritual: ~ is as psychological as an exploration ol parental complexes. Any even~ which occur. or progressed venus square Saturl\. we tend to 'plug into' a sense or cosmic purpose and goodness. The meaning and the emotional response at the time or the transit 0< progressed aspect seem to be in accord. one can still lnterp<et them in terms of potential. They will look at transiting Pluto over natal Chiron. we may see a veritable planetary nightmare corrlng along. stress and pain.A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 17 square natal Pluto meant to be teaching mel What can 1discover while transiting Uranus is opposition my Moon? What is the positive potential of this progressed Mars sextile C hiron ?' This approach is an extremely important dimension ol any transit or progressed aspect. a clearer sense of purpose. rather than reductive psychology. or progressed Sun sextile Uranus. Let's say transiting Saturn is coming up to oppose one~ natal Sun in the 5th house. however proround and positive the meaning. When we experience harmonious planetary movements. and a realisation of one's creative tale<1ts. particularly those who have been accustomed to viewing . because we are considering the planetary movements in terms or the evolution or the psyche. Often such an approach can be wonderlully healing In the midst or turmoil. Out or this transit one could get a stronger sense of identity. The teleological approach on I~ own Is orten sufficient with rice tran~s and progressions. and ourselves. I r we approach this transit rrom a teleological pe~ec tive. and consider other levels too negative or materialistic. and they will talk primarily about what Is on orrer In terms ol growth. Some astrologers rocus almost entirely on this level. and are able to communicate it. But it is psychological nevertheless. It Is very important that we keep this In mind. and such Interpretations rot how we reel at the time. we may talk about a developing sense ol who one is as an individUal. The challenges or the material world might hurt. we might see this view as belonging to transpersonal or archetypal psychology. however difficult. like transiting Jupiter trine the Moor\. as merely mechanical. For many people. But we may also need to remember that. are 'meant' to make one more aware of oneself.

but what happens In actual life may be an emollonal nightmare. and because of this. and a mortgage on a large house. especially if a similar transit or progression has occurred in the past. and a lot depends on how much self-understanding we have achieved. and how much we know about our parental complexes. I have seen wonderful transits ol Jupiter come along which feet anything but wonderful at the time. 2. how slrong the ego Is. but it is more concerned with the individual's responses. can get extremely confused by this. require suffering as part of liS process. both on the feeling level and in terms of the unconscious complexes which are being activated. something fantastic is going to come my way when) uplter con)uncts my Sun: Something wonderful may Indeed happen from the teleological perspective. two cars. for example. not to mention lhe client. nothing except their conflict and pain. and one has been faithfully married for twenty-three years and has three dlildren. All these factors lie on the emotional level. by liS very nature. what kind of containment we can bring to the feelings which are activated. the deeper meaning and potential of a difficult transit or progressed aspect may not be accessible until long afte<Wards. a safe job. The astrologer. and able to hear about. There may appear to be absolutely no relationShip between lhe meaning of a transit or progressed aspect and how one actually feels and behaves at the time. an experience which may be ultimately positive and producllve In meaning may. If one is a very earthy person.58 Koow about Transt of Plantts reality from a purely material or extroverted perspective. and we need to consider what sort of memories and associations we have accrued under successive planetary movemeniS to a particular natal placement Also. Emotional stuff Transits and progressed aspects also involve an emotional level of expression. This too is psydlological. While they are going through il they may be aware of. how splendid. with loiS of planets in Taurus and a strong Saturn and a powerful need for strucl\Jre and stability. and progressed venus arrives on natal Jupiter In the . the emotional response to a transit may be wildly different from Its teleology. We tend to sit and walt hopefully for JupIter. 'Oh. Our emotional responses at the lime of a lransit or progressed aspect are extremely complicated. Past experiences are almost Invariably activated by any Important transit or progression. The past as well as the present is uS<Jally involved. thinking.

and one~ partner runs off instead. But meanwhile. sort is a question of the degree of unconsciousness. 'What is the point of lifel'J upltercan be connected with deep depression because the gap between our potentials and our present situation may be revealed In a blinding moment of painful truth.A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 19 5th house. what is he going to t~l his wife? And can he afford to pay the court costs? ~luc h depends on how one has been living one's life. reflecting deep-rooted feelings of guilt linked with the parents. the person plunges into a black hole. If we are so cemented Into a rigid structure that we ha. If a person has married earfy for security or sodaI reasons. One sits waiting for Prince or Princess Charrring to arrive when transiting Uranus goes over natal Venus. and whether one is in touch with all the different confK)urations in one·s birth chart I t is unlikely that any of us can claim we are totally in touch with everything wrthin ourselves. We need to be able to communicate with a client who Is In the throes ol an emotional state which bears liiUe resemblance to what we 111derstand as the teleology of the transit or progression. Sometimes It Is the spouse who acts out the renegade Jupiter . which can exacerbate feelings of failure. Why are we so reluctant to understand how powerlully the unconscious psyche affects the mannl!f in which a transit or progression Is expressed? Sometimes there may be an experience of great depression with an apparently happy transit 1 ha. and the potential excesses of a 5th house Juplter have been rothlessly w ppressed.e seen this very often when the so·called Beneflcs are Involved. or in one's own charts. Conflicts may be activated by a happy experience. We may be so full of what a . what enwes may be anything but wonderlul on the emotional and material level.e cut off all the bridges to future pos~bllities. Or " may be that Jupitl!f makes us aware of unlived potentials. The person may fall in love with someone othe< than his or her spouse. such a progressed aspect may unleash a great deal ol conllict and suffering. So the em011ona1response to a tran ~t or progressed aspect may be very different from Its meaning. We astrologers may know that the openi~ up of the heart which such a progression reflects may ultimately be just what the person needs. and must then face the consequences. It is not uncommon to see this kind of apparently vicarious experience in the charts of clierts. and the astrologer assumes that a time of happiness and fulfilment has arrived. we may ask ourselves. Instead. or progressed Sun co~uncts Venus. Jupiter arrives on one~ natal Sill. and this gap may make us feel ashamed of how we have been wasting our lives.

because we are confronted with the mystery of Individual consciousness. 'I 'm miserable!' We cannot very well respond by saying. but we cannot undo what has been knit into the reality of the present. The emotions which accompany profound Inner change are often extremely uncomfortable. Parental issues may rise to the surface. The challenges ol this transit may not be perceived as challenges. we can only plan for the fuMe. but we also need to empati'Ose with the sense of isolation. One level without the other is inCorllJiete. such a supertl opportunity for a greater sense or personal identity. Many transits are very painful. In tenms of teleology. you should be feeling positive and enthusiastic. even if on a teleological level it is going to be transtormative. we may know that the end resu~ will be positive.' We can certainly talk about healing. Questions about the basis of personal identity . By the time a psychological issue Is so solidified that it must be expressed in concrete fonm. We may also need to talk about the past especially those times when Chlron was activated by other Important transits or progressed aspects.60 Know about Transt of Plantts particular planetary movement means that we forget that the person may not feel that way at all. 'Nonsense. because this Is a time of healing. and it is stupid and short-sighted to pretend that they are not. If somebody with progressed venus square natal Chi ron is sitting there saying. so that we can make intelligent comments about why he or she is feeling til is way. Emotional reality Is the glue binding the level of meaning with the level of manifestation. It is extremety important to understand how people feel under difficu~ transits. then all our enlightened interpretations will wind up sounding like a load of waffle. This Is realty the ground which Jung and HIll man call the soul. In some ways Itis the most complex ofthe three levels or exptesslon. but the client may not feel It And If we cannot relate to the immediate emotional sit\Jation of the client. particula~y those connected with the father and the father-complex. and it Is also the area In which we have some opportunity to exercise Individual freedom or choice. and it Is the mediator between spirit and matter. and all tile aci'Oevements ol the past may seem worthless. who has. inferiority and unfair treatment which the person Is likely to be experiencing. may be deeply depressed and Insecure. and explore any personal psychologkal issues which could help him or her to find a way through to the deeper meaning. or tllat one 'ought' to feel optirristic. The person with transiting Saturn opposition natal Sun. He or she may be very frightened by what is happening. He or she may feel like a faiiL<e. but as victimisation.

and a specific ancestral inheritance. to a greater or lesser extent. that may also be a factor. And there may be a collective fate as well · entire nations or peoples may have a specific desdny In terms of human evolution. There are many issues. older astrological approaches have their focus. As loolvlduals we are sometimes caught In movements that are bigger than we are. is also relevanL And we should not neglect the Importance of the envlronmenL especially the prevailing social attitudes and world·view. because the individual is always circumscribed. One iiT'jlortant factor is the indMdiJal's complexes. and when people feel bad. If there Is such a thing as karma. that may affect whether a planetary movement will materialise on a concrete level. . There may also be a destiny in every life · something that the soul or Self may wish to accomplish in a particular lifetime. may have to be raised. inner and outer. and the family inheritance. The relationship with the masculine · within oneself and with the men in one's life • may have to uooergo a complete re-evaluation. which have a tendency to materialise if they are highly charged and dissociated from ego-consciousness. genetic and psychological. and may have to cope with the psychological baggage we Inherit from our racial. Therefore we share In the vicissitudes of this larger humanity. The former might roughly be equated with ancestral inheritance. It is in this sphere that many. religious. aoo many attitudes and ass<rnptions aboot life may need to be cleared away before a healthier world-view can grow in their place.A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 61 3. but it is actually extremely complex. 1 n Greek philosophical thought there were two kinds of fate affecting the Individual. although not all. by the collective of which he or she is a part. erinyes and dalmon. and the latter wilh the soul's destiny or purpose. The more spiritually inclined astrologer may need some experience of psychotherapy to wDfk on this level. they want to know that the astrologer can recognise their unhappiness and help them to understaoo its basis. soda! and national backgrouoo. Wor1<1ng on this level. the astrologer is primarily concerned with what will happen in the material workJ under a particular transit or progressed aspect This may seem a simple approach. Materlallsatlon The third level of tran sits and progressions is the level of materialisation. and in what way. There are a lot of things that people can feel uooer the transit of Saturn opposition the Sun that are not very pleasant. because we are part of a larger humanity which Is Itself attuned to planetary cycles.

I am not Inclined to view Chlron~ placement as an area oll~e whe<e the individual feels nothing. Behind the prediction of any event the<e is always an individual or a group of individuals. a few years earlier. 1 noticed that transiting Pluto was now approaching her 4th house Chlron InS' Sagittarius. In the end we are forced back into our own gardens to contemplate what is growing there. the Idea ol his dying filled her with llllnd terror. Our ability to recognise. When does an ewnt occlr? There is another important issue about the materialisation of transits and progressions and the prediction of events. and therefore when he died It was as though nolhlng had happened. He had been developing small malignant growthS. if we wish to understand why and what kind of events are likely to happen to us. who was Ill.We had discussed her relationship with he< fa the< during our first session. It transpired that. contain. What sl1e couldn't understand was that. work with and lransform lhese may ultimately affect the collective of which we are a part. I t may even affect our 'karma·. although she was not close to this brolhe<·ln·law. This is how she put ~. The moment we consider what is going to 'happen. 1 had heard nothing from her in lhe intervening years. and her perceptions llad not changed since then. her father llad died. and she feared Ill at he would die. 1 will give you an example Qf how complicated it can be. it hadn't meant anything lo her It wasapparently a non· event. Recently 1had a second session with a client who first came to see me several years ago. and that was where the discussion about her father ended. because he had never been lhere to start with. But my client was convinced that this was so. I am mentioning them because they may be factors in the materialisation of transits and progressions. Contemplating the death of anyone else. She had not had a close relationship with him. She believed lhat she felt little fO< him.62 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets These are philosophical questions about which each of you will have your own individual beliefs and convictions. we enter the fraught area of what constitutes an even~ and we are In very mysterious terrain. the only one where we can be really effective as incividUals is the sphere of our unconscious complexes. The reason sl1e came to see me for a second session was that she llad become very upset about her brother·ln·law. and although the doctors kept operating and removing these. new ones kept growing. My client told me lhat when he died. Of all these areas 1 have touched on. Including her .

four or five years afle< the father's physical death. or enigrate. For some reason the role this brother-in-law played in her IWe was far greater than she had thought. Yet the presence of Chiron in the 4tl\ combined with a Sun·) upiter trine. if we are a little braver. but she mew he would be there if she needed him. 'Here is the death of a parent. extremely positive as well as extre<nely painful. If we were to try to predict the events suggested by this transit of Pluto over Chiron in the 4th. but she wasnl close to the sister who had married him. financially and emotionally. His Saturn. My client~ brothe<·ln·law had fu"llled the role of father for her. we might say. we should also note that. She had allocated to him unconscious feelings of a childlike kind which were bound up with her actual father. The<e was no grief. at 22' Cancer. although he saw little of hec and she responded to his Satumlan qualities as a daughte< might She took him for granted: he made he< feel safe. and ~ may raise some ve<y painful and confllSing feelings: The death of the father Is certainly a .' Or. He evidently felt deeply responsible for her. She called her state 'an i rrational obsession: which indeed it was. She couldnt understand why she was now in a state of el<lreme anxiety about the mere idea that this man might leave her IWe. suggested to me that there were highly ambivalent feelings about this lathe<. along with transiting Pluto conjunct Chiron. She knew that Wshe ever got into any trouble she colAd go to him. was exactly opposite her natal Sun at 22' Capricorn. He was el<lremely stable. 'She is going to move house. because he had already died. evoked no such drastic response. which had been totally suppressed. we might say. Although extremely intelligent. and no sense of loss at the time of the actual death. This lady was In the hab~ of suppressing virtually all feeling.A PsychologicII Approactt to Tra~~sts and Progressions 63 hllSband (she had married since 1 had last seen he<l. She had never exercised this option. Gradually ij became apparent that the real event whicll underpinned her anxiety was the death of her father. w~h whom she had clearly had a very painful and complicated relationship that she had been denying for most of her adult life. as though there was no one home. She saw very little of him. The real death seemed to be coincident with transiting Pluto coming up to natal Chlron. This may sound strange. nor had she ever entertained erotlc fantasies about him. transiting Nepwne was crossing and re<:rossing her natal Sun. no emotional separation. They had a friendly relationship. but on the inner level he had not died at all. she had a curious blanlcness. Or perhaps she will divorce. He was always there In the background.

and no new love Is allowed to sitln the old love's favourite chai< . and unable to get over llle loss even thOugh llle other partl1er has long since gone. As another example. Our emotional recognition ol and involvement with the ocrurre<1ces of our lives are what make an eve<1t real. for the fi~ time. This Is particularly tragic and poignant when a parent loses a child. my client is fadng the fear and panic and grief which she de<1ied whe<1 the actual parent made his exit. as 111ough he or she were expected to return at any moment This can also 1\appen with divorcing couples. let'S consider the end of a relationship. the event of her father's death is taking place now. not even whetl ltls death which has caused the separation. For many people ttl at relationship is still aiNe and powerful years after the physical separation.64 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets likely eJCI)ression of lllis transit. The child's room may be preserved like a kind of museum. The brief example I have given Is not uncommon. with nothing moved 0< changed. although it may not be ~urs or mine. The ex-partner~ phOtogmph Is never removed from the mantelpiece. 1t is llle possibility of his death which has invoked such a powerful reaction. Whether or not the brother-in· law will die is not made clear by the transit. Her brother· in-law isa surrogate. This death and all its painful accompanying feelings have nothing to do with the fleshand-blood father being popped into his coffin. This kind of dislocation of inner and outer events upsets our notions of what we define as reality. and cannot process llle loss. because the time when concrete things happen to a person may not be a true reflection of when they happen inside. and the impact may not come at the time of the physical occurre<1ce. That is her reality. even if we expect something important to show up in the chart. An eve<1~ In the sense lllat It reflects a transit or progressed aspec~ may not be quite what we think it is. In a sense it is not even relevant. She has focused these feelings on a man who Is not really the person she Is feeling the feelings about. grief-stricken. But how can the father die if he is already dead? For my client. We might say that his possible death is synchronous with the ripening of a father-complex which i. especially if we take Into account the conjunction of transiting Neptune to the natal Sun. The time that llllngs happetl Is not always the same as the time that they physically occu< This Is why material events may pass with an inexplicable lack of relevant transits and progressions.s now ready to become conscious. a hook for her ooconsdous father-complex. and one partner may still be angry. We remember what has impact on us. When does this happen? Whetl the two people physically part? This Is obviously not always the case. Now.

Some events mean nothing to one person. although It may have happened on the concrete level years before. And Ill at may be when we see progressed Venus conjunct Pluto. the ex-wrte or ex-husband remarries. All hell breaks loose.Jrn over Venus. 1 n fact it has only just happened. or transiting Sab. and thus the real ·events' described by planetary movements are those occurring In the psyche. Death ltsell means different tl'lngs to different people. and a great deal to another. ~ Is experienced entirely differenUy and may not be felt as 'major'. like beginnings. 'Oh. Movements In the chart may deswbe the end ol something. This also may be reflected by the relevant transit or progressed aspect. according to the transit or progression coincident with it. and are then shocked by their own violent reactions when. but progressed aspect may describe the end of something long after everyone else says. an event may have great significance and can completely overturn cone's life. It ended years ago: Ell dings. even though there Is no physical event. when there Is not such a powerful concordance of aspects. Even though he or she has gone physically. no concrete event Or the relevant transit or progression. because our habirual way of interpreting reality is that anything happening 'out there' is objective. all the grief and pain are experienced as though l!le separation has only just happened. But what one experiences Internally attaches importance and meaning to the event.A PsychologicII Approactt to Tra~~sts and Progressions 65 Often people are qlite unconscious of this. the beloved J)(esence has still been there internally. but thelifeleft the relationship two or ten or thirty years before. If one has a powerf!A transit or progressed aspect. and when the ex-partner makes a commitment elsewhere. or transiting Uranus opposition the Moon in the 7th house. are a highly individual business. sometimes many years late<. and the !interpretation we give it · Is described by the synchronous transit or It! ere may be no visible e-nd.self may or may not be relevant to the individual.its timing. . they may end for onlyoneofthe two people. but If the same event occurs at another time. Different people take different lengths of time to process events. I know this is a difficult thing to grasp. as though the vanished partner has been put on ice in a secret compartment of the soul. Whenretationship5end. and one person may be full of anger and terror and deny his or her mortal Illness to the very last. while anothe< Is peacefully resf9ned to death as a rite of passage years before the actual passing. Also. An external event ~. Its significance. A couple may remain living together all their lives. The perception of an event . The event itself is not that important as an objective entity. relationships sometimes end long before they acl\Jally end.

. she may feel victimised. we experience people differenUy from when transiting Pluto is on Venus. but the way we perceive it is not. How an event feels. it will !lave a completely different feeling from one which occurs under a transit l!lf Pluto opposition Venus. In the eyes of others. It is very disturbing to explore the ways in which our perceptions colour what is 'out there'.66 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets The physical manifestation may be objective (although that too is open to question). <right our changing perceptions inlluooce the kind of people we attract as well as the attitudes they show to us? If a separation occurs during a transit of Uranus trine Venus. the evert may look the same. In the case of Pluto. When transiting uranus is on Mercury we perceive truths different from the ones we perceive when transiting Chiron is on Mercury. or. we are predisposed to perceive and respond to situations in a certain way. than whoo transiting Neptune is on the Moon. A whole series of apparently unconnected events may occur during the time of lhese outer planet transits. But ~ Joe's wife has Uranus trine Venus at the time. Things become even more complicated when we conslde< the heavy planets.lf transiting Sa tum squares Venus. We should never underestimate the Importance of the subjective dimension of events. Joe Bloggs leaves his wife and runs off w~h his eighteen-year-old secretary. even longer. They may hang about lormlng particular aspects to the birth chart for two or tiVee years. and when it really registers as a reality will be totally differoot according to the prevailing astrological 'weather' as well as the natal chart. and all these evoots will be perceived through a lens colourl!d by the particular dnt or the transll Thus all the events Ill at occur during such a period seem to carry a similar feeling or meaning. because the Individual Is receiving the evert In an Individual way. and more negative. the most bitter thing about the whole situation is the betrayal. And the evert rellected by a particular planetary movement may or may not be connected with a physical happoolng. and so can the timing. And l!lur perceptions are what the horoscope describes. or Is it ourselves? And If It is Indeed the people. moving !lack and forth as they make their stations direct and retrograde. how it is understood and perceived. This complicates our definitions of what constitutes an event. which is likely to be more realistic.. The level can vary enormously. When transiting Saturn is on llle Moon. Is it the people that have changed. If progrl!ssed Venus opposes Neptune. 1 f she has Pluto opposition Venus. she may be preoccupied with material survival and a gnawing sense of Inferiority In the face of a llumlliating rejection. including the transits and progressions over natal placemoots. When transiting Jupiter is on Venus. she will probably heave a great sigh of relief to be rid of him and free at last.

including the emotional and teleological levels. as we have already seen. we might think that death Is such a terribly spetific event which occurs at a particular moment. 'Ah. These latter two have a direct bearing on the actuality of events. the more subjective it becomes. But. to remember periods of o:>ur lives. but we might also h~ someon~ in th~ ey~. We would not say. We might get a bulls·eye. We have to be extremely careful when we try to define an event because the more closely we look.genetic. we are throwing darts with a blindfold on. is deepty subjective and linked wrth the presiding transits and progressions o:>f the time. We tend. 'The<e is a likelihood that such-and· such will happen: Without this rounded picture. By this I mean not only the aspects occurring in the {hart of the person who dies. cultural. there are several kinds of . not ltle events themsetves. may be as relevant as those occurring at the precise moment It is possible II> at some deaths really occur on the inner level long before the actual death. and reflect something within the Individual that has 'given up'. Only when we have got a bigger picture of what is going on can we responsibly say. it is all part of the same package: It is the transit or progression which reflects this sense of concurrence. sometimes for several years. The ·outslde"ls the collectivity In relation to ll>e Individual. the Interrelating cycles of the transiting planets should be interpreted specifically as patterns related to pressures and Impacts coning from the outside. there is a connection here between my father's death two years ago. and the new love affair I have just started this month. a specific time span coloured by certain kinds of happenings.and all ll>ese lnWnal tendcndes operate mainly through the lunar and soli· lunar {ycles. Not only are all ll>ree levels relevant but it Is also wise to reme<nber all the complexities of each of these levels. they would not be experienced in the same way.A PsychologicII ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 67 If those same events happened at any othe< time. And the aspects which are building up. They would seem random. rather than one specific item afte< another. and this sense of a period. the fight 1 had with my employer last year. Trying to make sense of the materlallsatlon of transits and progressions means that we need to try to keep In mind all three levels of expression. and we can set up a chart for that precise momenl But no astrologer has successfully {Ome up with a typical'death signature· ·It looks different in every chart. in the main. The Transits cA the Planets While progressions refer primarily to the development of tendencies of all kinds Inherited from the past . spiritual . An examination of aspects at the time of an individual ~ death is a \Avid example of this. but also those occurring in the charts of ll>ose close to the dead pe<son.

tile higher collectivity can undoubtedly affect human beings. or of the shape of the universe surrounding a newborn as a kind of permanent enveloping structure. Whether they be regular seasonal changes or cataclysms. A one-to-one relationship can be established between the human lndMdual and the •star· that symbolizes his or her trans-individual selfhood. The psych omental pressures. but . Before such a direct end Individualized relationship Is established. and to human nature's reattlons to changes. and children whose lives they control. this person can become directly and individually related to some aspect ol the · htgher· colleciMty which encompasses lhe spiritual aspect of mankind. in turn produce . But while a transiting planet is concretely observable. religious. transits refer to the way a natioo and its various institutions . each level at which a human being operates. Transits then att primarily upon the psychism that binds people. his or her activities are influenced by and often have to fit into rigid collective patterns. rathei than as a direct and individualized line of Influence. In 1111s structure the natal planets would be like windows through which the "rays• of transiting planets could pass. At the biological level. or a particular aspect of the •galactic· (Onsciousness operative In this higher collectivity may focus Itself upon 111e mind of the Individual on the transpersonal way. and theoretically the Mars energy affects and somewhat blends with. not only of behaviour. M.68 Koow about Transt of Plantts ~ollettivities.a contatt w~h a realm of trans-individual beings.political. collectivity has a sociocultural character. Some scientifically-oriented astrologers who dismiss progressions as being "symbolic" and not refenring to actual facts are willing to accept transits as factual because they deal with what is actually happening day-by-day in the sky. not only outwardly. but psychologically.tllough the person may not be fully aware of tl"is .directly or indirectly .or the actual existence of. When Mars passes ove< the natal Venus·window a "'transit aspect• occurs.impress their collective power upon the mel\ women. to speak of It In the astrologkal sense Implies that one thinks of the natal positions of the planets as having been somehow Indelibly stamped upon the human being. and commercial .concrete and physical-material results.of feeling-responses and tllought. what we call ·events: When at a certain stage of the process of individualization. At the next higher level. ·collectivity• refers to the whole biosphere. and as societies become more complex and more mentally struci\Jred and attive. whatever tile Venus-type of activity . but the connection operates In a psychic and unconscious or seml-consdous manner. what was at first only ·psychic· takes Increasingly more Intellectual or mental forms. symbolized by the transits. the (Onsciousness of a person becomes evolved enough to become aware of 111e possibility.

" When the person who has developed under the powerful influence of a partiwlar language.dation of a person's life. It really does not matter how one tries to explain the way what occurs within a greater whole affects the lesser wholes it contains. at least in ltle present state of our knowledge. At the level of a conscious human being operating in society. and other secondary factors could. the birth-chart is to be considered the archetypal pattern of his or her personality . which 1ry so hard to appear concrete and factuaL The only satisfactory way to approach the problem. the birth-chart becomes a mandala symbol in which everything Is referred to this autonomous plan@ts (inciU!i ng th@ Sun and Moon). When the day· by· day moving planets in the sky pass over (transit). A simple illuslration would be found in an ordinary alarm clock: when the moving hand of the clock passes over the alarm indicator set for a selected time of day. Each natal planet the Angles of the chart. however. is to think of both the birtl>-chart and the transits as potent symbols. and social way of life succeeds in asserting his or her own Individual center. in a sense. at birth. planetary transits refer to what the constantly changing conditions prevailing in the family. the perS<lrl can be expected to react.affects this foundation and the development of the lesser whole. religion.or we might say "personhood. the human being. a beU rings. to his or her physical body and its functions. 1 •. from birth to death. or business environment can do to the personality and Individuality of a human being operating In that environment. the positions of these indicators around the face of ltle clock. leave unanswered the bask question posed by such explanations. culture. .or sometimes yawns and fans back to sleep. These illustrations. Whoever selected the time and set the clock jumps out of bed.or any "greater whole" within which ltle little whole (the human being) operates .-. social. be considered indicators set once and for all. The birth-chart is the fo. programmed to respond in an individual manner to the ever· changing int@racUon of ten uariabii!S . of both ltle natal planet and the transiting planet.A PsychologicII ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 69 and consciousness represert in the birth-chart and in the life of the person to whose birth-chart Mars· transit is being referred. that is. the transiting planets represent the manner in which the solar system. At these two levels (sociocultural and Individual). according to this illustration. Its consciousness and It s theoretically Independent will-power. Another explanation is that at birth the organism of the baby is. The character of the reaction depends on the nature of lhe planets involved. as well as.

and Mars .as distractions. an absolutely personal matter. Such . opposes. The cultvral enjoyments or achievements (for example. or squares (or even forms a trine or sextlle to).and also from biological attachments ol various kinds. the natal position of planet B. Then. direct or indirect and insidious.70 Koow about Transt of Plantts As the individual begins to walk on the transpersonal path.and they may actvally be . or ct>alleNJes to the sincerity and dedicated will of the traveler on the path. 1 n the case of the faster planets .attempts f rom this "higher collectivity" of spiritual beings (the Pleroma) to intervene in the process of transpersonal overcoming of and detachment from cutt!Xe and social concerns. we may believe that the way we feet and express ourselves emotionally is stricdy our own. Neptvne. the relation of the individual to his or her collectivity takes on another character. the pressures of one·s peer group. if it is not more or less unconsciously concitioned by the textbook Interpretation of what Is supposed to happen whe<1 transiting planet A crosses over. planetary transits may often refer to situations that seem to disturb the process of transformation . and Pluto. but this is a . or repeated bouts with a chronic Illness. Ill at the cerebro·mental and emotional trends operatiNJ In a CIJiture and its fashions have upon the people living In that society. These factors may be strengthened by interpersonal contacts or made a repeated source of confusion and doubts by environmental pressures tor example. indeed. the entire repeated cydes of these planets should be studied In relation to a person's life and natal chart. and reCIJrrent events or Internal feelings would point to factors In the personality that especially need to be understood and dismissed as irrelevant when one Is engaged In the process of radical transformation. and also to serve as guide posts helping to orient the individual on his or her way to the "star:· The study of transits can be a fascinating exercise in intuition. temptations. Venus.nterventions" are especially related to the transits of Uranus.Mercury. MerCIJry and Venus transiting over natal planets may be related respectively to the passing influence. But at this stage some of the transits may also be interpreted as .with short periods of revolution around the zodiac. for these planets outside of the Saturnian boundaries of the solar system proper can be symbolically regarded as ·agents" or ambassadors of the galaxy whose function Is to convey messages from llle transindivldual realm to the 1-center of the mandala of personality. wea~h or fame) which society may offer can be deterrents or tests indicated by planetary transits. And Intellectual fashions are as much in evidence as fashions in clothing and groupbehaviour or interpersonal relationships such as marriage aOO love-affairs. Repetitive patterns may emerge from such a study.

but whose SOII'Ce has been forgotten. of taxes. this sense of security rakes. While the progressed lunation cycles deal with the autonomous internal unfoldment of tile birth-potential of the human being. and its passage through the natal houses at times shows the impact which money. at least theoretically. In fact. The transits of Juplter and Saturn are more spec~ically related to the larger aspects of collective living · to religion. Jupiter refers to expansion in general. but ratlle< that the Jupae<ian factors in society will have a more focalized Influence In the person~ life durtng the time of 111e transit The nearly 30·year long cycle of Saturn is particularly important because it may interweave and react upon the also 30·year long progressed lunation cycle. weatth. feeling and thinking . During the second 30·year cycle. an Individualized character which was actually locking before the first "Saturn retll'n". and these too are far more determined by collective trends and pressures than we care to admit What psychologists and educators like to call "spontaneity" is. or tile desire to meM and wort< with people have on various fields of experience. the form of either total reliance upon a tradition and parental way of life. expanded social contacts. the Satll'nlan sense of security rakes. In principle.this revolt providing the youth wah a negative kind of sustainment Both alternatives. are USIJally experienced simultaneously. this does not need to mean that greater wealth or prestige is experienced. the Saturn cycle refers primarily to the development of his or he< sense of security and ego.witness the results of the movement of youth protest and the "'flower children· of the late SiJC!ies. The phases of these cycles do not operate simultaneously unless a person Is born just at New Moon. the gloe him or her a sense of security. but the possibility of expanding very olten depends on the general conditions of business. at least after puberty. especially in our modern world where the media spread fast-changing fashions in every field of personal activity. a person largely depends upon his or her physical· emotional vitality . or of the way one~ peer group reacts to religiol\ politics. and 111e law. During the first 30 years of life. Venus and Mars are intimalely connected with personal emotions. in the great majority of cases. at the mental and e<notionalleoels.and in many cases also upon parental support . . the working o:>ut of unconsciously dMermining images. Jupiter takes about twelve years to circle the zodiac. or of interpersonal influences assimilated by the psyche. or of a revolt against the family and class environment . orcommerce. In normal times.A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 11 fantastic illusion. The youth In his or her twenties. II Jup~e< mooes over a person~ natal Sun or Ascendant.

saturn~ transits may bring rigidity and sclerosis to the organic and Intellectual functions represented by me planets being transited.or in some cases in public prestige and lame. But n the experiences of the p<eceding Saturn cycles have been frustrating and embittering. in the support or his or he< children. the vital forces may be negatively affected. This or course does not mean that a . These forces may operate from the ·outside". When saturn passes over the natal Sun. I believe lllat. often pretends he or she is already truly an "individual" CO"llletely self-motivated arid secure in his or her identity. when saturn transits over the zodiacal degree occupied by a natal plane ~ one should not be led to expect some deeply sobering or at least dreary experiences. the more or less ·retired" person may have found o:>uter security in his investments. After 30 the problems this poses should be handled more consciously and in terms of an inner sense of security. Transits of Uranus are likely either to cause sudden changes or to llrlng translormative processes to a IOC\Js In the area of the personality lllese transits affect The B4·year Uranus cycle Is extremely Important In our present lndilliduallstlc and Intellectually-oriented society.the product of a collective tradition whk:h one may have refused to follow. Yet in most cases. this 64-year span Is llle archetypal measure or life. but the cause or this sho!Ad be round In either a previous weakening of the ego's stability. This is the wisdom of old age.72 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets llowever. Even ~ these social props are missing. Alter the age of 60. but rather the probability or some situation impelling the ego to deal more effectively w~h that lifefunction or aspect of the personality which the natal planet symbolizes. Saturnian forces may also operate "within" the mind and psyche in terms or what used to be calh:~d "one's conscience" . and their tone lowered. There are many Instances of a person assuming a heavy business responsibility or an important and demanding political office when Saturn crossed his or her natal Sun. and life has seemed dreadfully empty. an individual may develop a deep and unshakable sense of security on the basis of a philosophical or (more often) religious kind or understanding and acceptance or his or her destiny. or In the impact or social·politkal or religious and ethical forces. Yet he or she is still constantly affected by social and financial pressures which force llle would-be-individual to respond to collective pressures in order to securely maintain this identity. once a human being reaches an lndlllid\Jallzed status through the use of an effective and relatively Independent mind. yet which has remained entrenched In llle subconscious (the collective psychlsml. or "'social security". or an encounter with the pollee which either was or was not justffied. as lor exallllle a business failure caused by a national depression or change In fashion.

but W he or she does. The 90. which an astrologer might have expected. Their transiting squares and semi-squares to their natal places as well as the full range of aspects they can make to other natal planets may symbolize disturbing or cathartic. and Pluto pass over tile Sun. Mars and Uranus pass over his Of her natal Mldheaven. for example. Especially when uranus.A PsychologicII Approactt to Tra~~sts and Progressions 73 person cannot live longer. At this uanspersonal level. opposes.year long Saturn ~des may have much to do with living a few years beyond the 84 years <>f the Uranus cycle. and the four Angles of the bllth·chalt. The character of tile !-center of this personality may be paltlcularly affected when Uranus crosses. Neptune. they often <efer to definitely critical turning points In the life of such an Individual. to predict what concrete forms such crises may lake. because tills Individual has taken a step whidl.74 and 245. As to the transit cycles of Neptune and Pluto <espectively 163. often with what Is called an identity-crisis. the Moon. may derive from a spedalgenetic background. what exactly will happen Is of no real Interest. The essential requirement Is to be truly open to the posSibility of a radical Ita nsformation of any element within one~ personality. But the individual who has his or her mind oriented toward a process of transfom'lation would consider . in turn related to particular biospheric ~onditions. a person loses his or her job or public position when. and fight to be transferred to a similar job or use his Of her knowledge of the job-mall<et fOf the same purpose. It Is never possible. The planetary transits can be considered indicators of an upsetting event.they transcend the field of a normal lifespan at this present time of human evolution. such a person may experience discouragement or bitterness (especially if Pluto is also involved). Yet the inertia of the Saturn ian insistence on inner or outer security may not allow the crisis to release Its deeper potential of uanstormatlon or reorientation. but also potentially regenerative.some of which. The coni unction of transiting Uranus with natal Sun almost infallibly cOfrelates with a basic change in the life of an Individual on the transpersonal path. from strkdy astrological data orly.year period produced by three 30. and the astrologer using a transpersonal approach has to be very careful in suggesting what meaning these crises n-Ight have in the process of <epolarlzation of the mind and the activities of his or her client. The transits of these trans-Saturnian planets gain a particular importance as an individual walks on the transpersonal Path. or squares the Sun. however. crises of growth or identity. If. ~he Of she Is sincere and persistent brings him or her to the attention of the "higher collectivity" of trans· individual beings. let us say. and the transpersonal astrologer sl>ould certoirly not Indulge in definite predictions. forces beyond his or her individuality may be operating .33 years.

all related to one anoth~ according to a "horizontal" kind of relatlonshlp·ln·tlme. This process. and thus enable the astrologer to watch the unfolding of a complex pattern which can mean not only personal growth. proceeds through Neptl>le and. but it may not be a planet in the same sense as the others.the wheel of birthing and dying . Neptune. but also transpersonal transformation.ends with Pluto. this pattern Is Itself encompassed by the repetitive circle of birth. If this happens.. planet· wide crisis of transformation now being experienced by mankind is not given a constructive meaning and ends In some kind of catastrophe. Even ~ it is. Considered from a holistic point of view. and three Neptune cycles. . producing new and often repetitive lives. I have symbolized this reorganization process und~ the name Proserpine. both of which In turn will condition a new life-cycle. personality~ It is important to be aware of the rather extraordinary fa<t that the archetypal length of the cycles of these three transformaUve agents of ll>e galaxy as they revolve arol>ld the Sl>l are so interrelated that two Uranus cycles equal one Neptune cycle.the wheel of karma. A transit of Neptune may excite and confuse the part of the contacts with glamorous visions or hopes inconsistent with the individual dharma.. This does not mean that there is no planet beyond Pluto: one may have been discovered. Seen from a penon-centered point of view. a time often comes when Pluto will d. reaches a degree of fuKillment.organlzaUon at a new level. II> en disintegrates . and new birth: what had been potential "In seed" develops. the value of transits Is that IIley help us divide a human life-span In sev~al ways. one Pluto cycle. glamorize that mind and leave ~ erll'ty and bewildered. if successful should be followed by another phase referring to r . symbolized by Uranus. This cyclic sequence constitutes what the Hindus called samsara .leaving some kind of harvest and a definite amount of unspent energy and unfinished business. What begins with Uranus.the total atorrization of what was once a "solid" structure. These often use the material with which the individual~ religious tradition .as far as we are able to comprehend at this time . death.but Proserpine may not be a visible planet. It fright r~ain invisible If the collective. (6) In other words. the operations of these three planets should be studied and understood as constftudng a threefold process.Jal centerdconsciousness -as an opportunity far deeper than merely passing from one job-situation to a similar one. always revolving.or some other ·esoteriC" teaching had filled his or her mind.74 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets II> is loss of job und~ such aspects as life~ ·revelation· that It was time for him or he< to use this opportunity to transform whatever the Midheaven symbolizes for him or her as an indvid. and Pluto. Pluto may still represent the end of a partlciAar process .

espedatly when founded upon the principle of holarchy. What results from this meeting . human ex istence can be considered and Indeed experienced as a wholeness of being gradually realiled through cyclic and mukilevel processes of change. agreat mystery. Every approach. At this stage of the development of consciousness. Each level answers to a basic kind of need: and all needs and all solutions intemct and Interpenetrate. In the same sense. can meet the need of some kind of human being. and consciousness and activity 1\Jse Into a poem of existence. all approaches to aslrology.A PsychologicII Approactt to Tra~~sts and Progressions 75 The transpersonal approach.a muttitevel process that does not close upon itself. evokes for us the possibility of another land of process . for most of us.what occurs In the sky during the day following birth gives us symbolic information concerning what can be expected to .tystery" in the ancient sense of the word: a ritual celebration within which action instantly reveals its meaning. the need for new symbols and new levels or lnterpretatton is a fact that can no longer be dfsmlssed or circumvented.and of their evertual still. Objecdvely and unemotionally watching the unfoldment of this pattern can bring periodic revelations to Individuals Intent on using whatever confronts them in the fullest and mMt transformative way possible. Each level has its place and function. Yet because mankind today has reached new levels ol knowledge and should also attain higher levels of understanding. It can be understood and experienced as a -. If sincerely. or rather." or occult monadology) has given an absolute character. I t reveals the relative value and purpose of the "I· realilation· to which our Western world's individualism (or philosophical "1'ersonalism. Such an approach postulates the interaction and interdependence of lesser and greater Wholes. Today ~no longer needs to be a mystery. It attempts to evoke through symbols of universalistic interaction and interdependence the twofold Interrelationships between levels of wholeness . The trans personal approach to astrology presents us with a way of thinking which can help us to bring Into a more ordered and meaningful pattern the increasingly more complex experiences whose Impacts may easily confuse or even bewilder our mind and feelings..the "descent• of the higher being synchronous with the •ascent" of the &ower .. can be said to Interact and Interpenetrate. honestly. and ettectively followed.this "marriage of Heaven and Earth" . whether In the mode of analytical knowledge or of syntheslling wisdom. Secondary or ''Solar" Progressions According to the prindple of this type of progressions today by the most commonly used .

" The value of such a symbolic procedure is constandy demonstrated. to the (tropical) zodiac.76 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets !Iappen during the first year of actual living. Thus the day <yde produced by a complete rotation of the Earth on its axis is analogical to a year cycle prodUced by the Earth~ revolution around the Sun . Such a type of justification for the technique of secondary progressions is abstract and symbolic.000 years (the cycle usually referred to as the cycle of "precession of tile equinoxes"). the tonnllllw peo1od of ~tlon Should have to oocompass a whole yearly cycle. in astronomical terms. (2) . but the character and meaning of the information thus gained are often either exaggerated or wrongly interpreted. This is one way in which the surface of the globe has oftoo been divided into twelve longitudinal zones. In order for the life-force in a newborn baby to be fully developed. Most astrologers do not even (luestion why it is that the technique gives signifiCant results. One might assume that since the Sun Is the source of all life on Earth. The usually stated formula for such progressions is ·one day in the ephemeris equals one year of actual l iving.or. to one Complete gyration of the polar axis in nearly 26. It would have to last some 90 more days. to the ecliptic. (!) In spatial terms this would also mean that the Earth's equator (any point on it accomplishing a complele rotation in one day) symbolically ·corresponds" to the Earth's orbit . The astrologer finds out what the ·progressed" positions of all the planets will be when the client has passed his or her twenty·first birthday by looking for them in the ephemeris for the year of the client's birth. complete life· cycle of a human being to be about 90 years. con a still larger scale. and that In order for the prenatal period of gestation of a human being to cover a full yearty cycle of the Sun-to·Earth relationship. and the best explanation has been that any whole cyde of moll on can In some wwy be considered analogical to any other cycle. 21 days after lhe actual day of birth. Some astrologers with a more inqtiring and philosophical type col mind have tried to find the logic In this correspondence. each being made to correspond to (or be ·ruled" by) one siQil of the zodiac. when 1 realized that today one might consider the Ideal. and 1 had accepted it as valid until some years ago.that is. The positions of celestial bodies 48 hours aner the birth·moment thus symbolize the biopsychic condition of the infant as he or she begins a third year of life. They simply use the one·daY·for·a-year formula as if there were nothing I)'Jufing about it. and astrologically speaking.

By "intelligence" 1mean the capacity inherent In a human being to make whatever adjustments are needed to successfully operate In a biological. but existential and concrete.y for the growth of a fully developed personality as the nine months in the physical womb are necessary for the fonmation of the physical body.orgar>sms which also breathe air.a field in which the organism. 1 n the field represented by the home. and we may assume. by breathing air. especially. a sociocultural environment.y for the devl!lopment of the psychic nature of the child. Biological adjustments are at first entirely instinctual and remain so at their deepest level when life·or·death situations suddenly arise. but with what toachors and the whole educational system expect of a student What we call"lntelllgence tests• are given to ascertain the ability a person has to function effectively and In a normal way In a . He or she experiences hunger. In school it is the ability to deal not only with the mass ol knowledge one Is supposed to remember and assimilate. does not alter the fact that progressions have a symbolic character.-rtlrular society and cl. family. and for the development o1 what I mean by lntelllgenca 1have defined psychism as the power that integrates a human being into his or her community and culture (and first of all his or he< family environment). Recently publicized data Indicating the crucial Importance of the experiences to whld1 a baby Is subjected during the first weeks of his or her existence may be thought to provide a general. especially when he or she is breast·fed. school. is potentially related to all other living organisms in the biosphere (as air circulates around the globe qu~e rapidly) .A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 17 The next question to come to mind is this: why should this entire formative period be passed in the dosed f~eld of a physical womb? And the answer is that while the physical body of a human being is nDfmally developed in the mother~ womb in nine months. but a person's adjustments to society. moisture. For n . In its more primitive fonm. Yet the baby is still held within a •psychic womb". This. peer group. a sense of isolation in a strange world. religion. however. the part of the total human being that is more than a physical body requires for its development 90 more days (3 months) in a relatively open field.require a conscious and deliberate process of adaptatiol\ which is really what is meant by "intelligence". heat. The baby's senses react to light. All these primordial and basic experiences and affects are necessa. binding as it Is. and truly loved. and business. pain. intelligence is cunning. support to my Interpretation of the reason why progressions can be exceedingly slgrlflcant used In the proper manner. Is as necessa. the baby comes in contact with people and elCperiences the bask rhythms of life.lture.primarily the mother's psyche. This power.

and the ability to radiate at least a degree of mature and spiritually lllurrlned wisdom. The more distant planets. II> us through three zodiacal signs (or possibly four. Yet in some Instances. parts ol the human personality develop. equivalent In progressions to 271/3 years. precipitates outer events of various types.If all goes well. Concrete events evidently affect this process of 9'0wlh. from Jupiter outwards. As it passes II> rough a hOuse. the SUn moves about 00 degrees. an apparently routine event !right leave a deep psycnlc impression which could produce a psychosomatic reaction at a later date. psychic and mental. they symbolize the particular manner in which the more· II> an-physical. During that period only the planets closer to the Sun than Jupiter advance far from their natal positions. but one might also reverse the sib. Generally speaking. it would be rather absurd literally to expect that brin<Jng a baby to a doctor on the third or fifth day after its birth -or a visit by the grandparents on one of those days . The passage of the progressed Moon through each of the twelve houses of the birth-chart has therefore a unique meaning. the third period. and helps us lnterpre~ some important inner or outer changes in a person's life and consciousness. The passage over the Ascendant is particularly important for it often . If. howtlller. the progressed Moon Indicates the field of experience In which the dtlllelopment of the Intelligence and the psychic nature of ll>e person can be expected most significantly and/or successfully to operate.would have definite repercussions Cln the course of events during the baby~ third or fifth years of life. astrological progressions do not refer directly to ~one rete events. move only very short distances. but three turns of the zodiac . the last third of the life can be the most lmportan~ as~ may bring clearer and steadier transpersonal realizations. after the 56th year. either forward or (during their retrograde periods) backward. The Moon alone (Ompletes not orjy one.~s sidereal period lasting 271/3 days.Jation and believe that rt is the character of the process which. according to the newborn's karma.78 Koow about Transt of Plantts example. if one is born with the Sun at the very end of a sign). The passage of the progressed ~loon over eacn of the four Angles elf the natal chart usually coincides with. should be one of either personal fulfillment or gradual degeneration or aystalliUtion. The first rtlllolution of the progressed Moon Is primarily a period or formation: the second. some may even regress a few degrees after the day of birth. the Individual has deliberately and consciously entered the path of radical transformation and remained Cln it. In the ninety days that follow birth. one of personal or Individual expression and at least relative achievement . If the lndivlrual remains solely at the itlllel of Individual consciousness.

In the eljihth house. In the first house. to fit into some kind of sociocultural or Interpersonal pattern of development . The filth house rclers to experiences resulting from desiring to be cor seeing oneself multiplied In a biological or psychological progeny: the sixth house to the realization that It Is necessary.and. The crossir<J of the natal Nacir (the cusp of the fourth house) by the progressed Moon may stir the feelings and should impel one to ~ome more objective to what these feelings are and arise from . a person would do well to focus his or her attention on problems dealing with the family environment the neighborhood or matters concerning a learrlr<J situation . or professional activities may seem valuable. the life of another or several partners lor an Implicit common purpose. When the progressed Moon crosses the Descendant of the birth(hart. whether in a physical or psychospiritual sense.and often of "service" at whatever level servke may be asl<ed of the person. the experience of•potency" or l ack ol potency In any field. The seventh house Is the field of experiences produced by associating with. Into the fourth house. more deeply still. or rather as this progression is about to occur one should try to pay closer attention to ltle quality of the relationships one is involved in. a person tends to experience the results of beir<J· an-individual: in the second. As the progressed Moon passes through the third house. a new approach to one's mental. The change sho!Ad lead to some kind ol personal readjustment. and to reassess their value. the locus should shift to defining one's personal space. and one's relation to the parent who most deeply affects the roots of one's leellr<J nature.the sense of individual seHhood beir<J always intimately related to and most often conditioned by the various kinds of close relationships and associations one has entered. social. Wnot imperative. As the progressed Moon crosses the Mid heaven.and as the progressed Moon (tosses the I. positive or negative as these may be. changes In relationships are often expectable. or merging one's Identity Into. a person experiences the result s of partnership In terms of set patterns of social or ·occult" activities: this is the house of business (the result of . This includes matters concernir<J one~ place in one~ home and/or country. that of having to use and manage resources cor possessions . willingly or not.perhaps the !lome situation. perhaps the readjustment of one's irtuitive feeling of identity in terms of the new environment or of a new realization of the meaning and value of the already familiar life-situation .C.A Psychotoglcll ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 19 ~orrelates with a char<Je in one's environment or In one's psychological '"physical relation to the environment.

a special opportunity to deliberately adapt the expenenc~s which the house symbolizes to the goal of transformation. What has just been said refers moll! particliarly to the personal and individuall~~ls of interpretation. Involvement In mystical or pseud<>-mystkal groups and practices. mO<e meaningfully or successfully. What may seem to be such a commitment refers most likely to the process of Individualization and llb~ration from family and/or sociocultural patt~rns of behaviour. or religious-cosmic patterns. As the progressed Moon passes through th~ ninth house. leads to an Intense. into either legalistic. A person-centered interpretation primarily str~s~ personal experienc~ to which a meaning is given in the light of the ideal of personality integration and fuUIIIment. all ol which re lat~ to the t~nth hous~. accounts should be various kinds of social and cultural enjoyments and entertainment ()(as frustration and experiences or revolt or transfOfmative a<tivity. espedally the practice of some kind of "meditation".thus to professional or public experiences adding a larger dimension to one's fi~ld of activity. young p~ple In their twenties experience at least a yearning for transcendent reaiiU~ and a presentiment of what they entail.eo Koow about Transt of Plantts ~ontracrual agreements).which 1once called adolescence in reverse. and a person should prepall! to enter a new cycle. In many Instances. perllaps at a higher level of consciousn~s. intellectual·academic.. trans personal ll!allzations emerge out or 111~ much-publicized crisis of the forti~ . Yet under the pressure of the at l~ast partial breakdown or our traditional Western culture and religion. twelfth ~oncentrated hous~. and often through the acrlon ot psychedelic drugs. of communal rituals (wh~ther sociocultural in which a null'ber of p~ple participate. Every house of a chart can r~fer to s~erallevels of e xperlenc~ .the first house and the Ascendant which begins it martcing. In the passage of the progr~sed Moon through a natal house. This. On the other hand. 1 n the eleventh house. and thinking. In the vast majority of cases. a transpersonal typ~ or interpretation would normally see. The twelv~ hou~ can thus become twelv~ stations on the transpersonal way . This should lead to a more significant or valuable type ol parti<ipation in one's convnunity or nation . In the the results of an entir~ cyc l~ of experienc~ hav~ to be upon. a person would do well to locus on the opportun~ies to expand and to fit. at least theoretically. though not always steady and lasting.on before the age of 28 to definitely commit his or her being to the ideal of radical transformation. but these hav~ to be considered when one deals with progr~slons because It Is very rare for a young per. the decision to consciously change one's sense of . feeling. and cor r~ligio us). this tenth house type of participation will show Its results.

the astrologer deals with. Is not llle Moon itself. Progressed Looation cyde: Progressed-to. the relationship between the seed-in-the-beginning (the birthchart). What occurs In the new phase of development may either help or endanger the hope-for total and harmonious fulfillment of what was In the seed·ln·the-beglnnlng (and can be said to remain . but llle relationship between the Sun and the Moon as seen from the Earth. because the Moon should always be Intimately linked with the Sun. In p""""ssed·m· natal progressions.Natal vs. The progressed lunation cycle therefore is the cycle of relationship between llle progressed Moon and the progressed Sun.perhaps within the genetic structure or perhaps i n an electromagnetic "design body". whereas the above-mentioned progressions of the Moon through the the "higher coll ectiv~y· rather than merely to the process of constant adjustment to llle "lower collectivity• represented by family and society. This approach and technique is particularly valid in a strictly person·centered interpretation because. the lunation cycle is a progressed-to-progressed cycle. The progressed lunation cycle no longer strictly belongs to the category of progressions In which a moving planet is referred to the natal position of other planets. ~ we already saw. at that level personal growth Is essentially consklered the actualization of a definite sCI of potentialities symbolically described In llle birth-chart. thus. Progressed-to· Progressed Considerations While the progression of the Moon through the houses and in contact with natal planets in these houses are sign~icant." The d~ferent periods in this soli· lunar cycle are made obvious by the ever-changing size of the Moon during the 30 days. on the transpersonal path the Moon can be i nterpreted as the "soul'. refer to the pnogressed-to-natal category of relationships. the most Important cycle of progressions to be considered is what I have called "the progressed lunation cyde. as I have said. Thus any new phase of growth should valklly be referred to or compared with the original seed-potential. and what has emerged from it at one or another moment In the process of unfoldment and self-actualization. In technical terms. however. as It forms aspects to the planets of llle birth-chart. !Ills cycle I have defined llle tenn in preceding chapters . . llnga shlr1ra In Sanskrit) . lunar progressions can sometimes be interpreted as referring to the relation of this soul .A PsychologicII ApprOdctt to Trat~sts and Progressions 81 identity. What changes.

in terms of most often had been developing during the preceding two or three years in the Inner life. a process of mental development is given an opportunity to unfold Its potentialities. a . 121 at the same time. at least temporarily receives the lifeaccent. as they occur about 30 and 60 degrees ahead of the position of the first New Moon. in O<de< to see how far one has moved away from what originally had been a determining and binding foctor. The places of the succeeding New Moons inev ~ably fall in subsequent houses. to that which the birthchart has in terms ol lndvhllal structure of beii>!J Yet. a new house (and the life experiences to which it refers). From such a transpe~nalpoint of view. the progressed lunation cycle serves a purpose broadly similar. are often most signUicant. establishes the basic rhythm on whose dynamic foundation an individual's attempts at radical seff·transfoonation. when in opposition (progressed Full ~loons). The zodlocal degrees on which they occur. at least until the progressed Full Moon some fifteen years later The first fifteen years of the progressed lunation cyde are usually related to the unfoldment of sO<ne new impulse or me-opportunity having been released around the progressed New Moon . and therefore pays less and less attention to the past from which he or she is consciously emerging. or even in terms of outer events acting as a necessary prelude to the more definite start at the time of the progressed New Moon. The natal house in which the first progressed New Moon after birth occurs may not be the house in which the natal Sun Is located. If not replaced by. From the transpe<sonal point of view. The fifteen. the progressed lunation cycle. fli"O!Iressed-to-progressedindications increase in significance. What had mainly been physical and soda I or cultural activity (or the acquisition of a new technique or capability). when an individual has definite intent on radical self· transformation. the symbol of the degree (In the Sablan series) giving a clue to the overall character of the new phase of personality-unfoldment the progressed New Moon begins. at least combined with and Inspired by. year period following the progressed Full Moon theoretically operates In IWO ways: 11) The mechanisms of action that had been bulft or grew up during the waxing half of the cycle tend slowly (or somedmes suddenly around the time of the progressed Full Moon) to lOse their efficacy or their power to forcefu lly draw the attention of the maturing I· consciousness. and also ol the progressed Sun and progressed Moon. If It is not. during the waxing hemicycle ol the progressed lunatlon cyde Is.82 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets On llle other hand. as a progressed-toprogressed cycle. one can refer the progressed lunatlon cyde to the natal chart 1 personally do so by marking on llle outside of the natal chart the position of each progressed New Moon.

is never entirety detached from a past still does not understand. cultural way of life. has designed charts especially for the study of all the phases or the progressed lunatlon cycle In Itself . In such a case.detached from them.a development having its origin around tile time or the p<ogressed Full ftloon. The lives of Individuals groping for a basic understanding ol why and exactly how they had to pass through a series of perhaps traumatic experiences have been illumined and at least partially transformed by its use. a progressed FtAI Moon may coincide with some kind or "illumination" or the intuitive revelation or a new goal and purpose. one shotAd feel partlctAarly open. A visual symbol of the whole process Is p<ovided whld1 has been found to be extremely helpful In giving to students and clients a vividly experiential picture of the development of their life and personality during a 30·year period.thus a "crisis" .the next step. however. Recently. and witll which one has not rome to terms and accepted. the transition Moon Is particularly lmportan~ because It marks.A PsychologicII Approactt to Trat~sts and Progressions 83 deeper. About tiYee years before the coming progressed New Moon. If one realizes til at such a period has begun. as a necessary . It is often a life· phase during which lranslormative forces are best able to operate. however. the progressed Full when a final confrontation with what remains of the past often occurs. On the transpersonal path. This Is what I have called the "Balsamic" (an old alchemical term) or "seed" period of the 30·year becomes clearer at the progressed Last Quarter between the closing progressed lunation cycle and the next one begins. It can be an excellent time lor withdrawing I rom and beginning to transcend the past. especially if what had occurred since 111e progressed New Moon has p<oven frustrating or illusory. Antony Milnor. the beginning of a psychomental process of discovery or recovery as the result ol what had occurred during tile fifteen years since the p<eceding progressed New any opportunity lor changes til at may come one's way. Transformation cannot be truly effective unless the Individual has become objective to 111e events of the past and. at least potentially. more objettive or transcendent development or the mind . It usually is a moment or choice . ( 5) While this development In most cases occurs at the level of the gradual process of Individualization or of personal lulllllment In terms of a particular. At any level of a.even though at first the choice is not yet dearly definable. One. a graphic artist as well as astrologer.thus entirely as a progressedto·progressed cycle of planetary relationShip.yet discriminating . it can just as well be Interpreted at the level of a transpersonal process.trological practice. the progressed lunation cycle can be an extremely valuable psychological tool.

or even of personal inferiority . guilt and inferiority ~o~ lexes are largely responsible fO< either wne kind of collapse based on a subtle type of defeatism and mistrust of one~ power. The sense of guitt . Theologians and philosophers have spoken ol understanding an event sub specie etemltlllls . there Is no conceivable end to the process of . Especially at the transpersonal level. Life has to be purposeful and meaningful . It has not only a past and a future. prestige. If well used by an astro-psychologlst. perhaps because they see<n unable to think in terms of whole processes .and because their training has prepared them to think primarily in terms of separate and isolated everls. the progressed lunaU on cycle and all that relates to it ~an be an excellent tool. Astrology Should not be a •predictive science·. because unrelated to a holistk grasp of the whole life-span. but by a mind able to embrace entire processes and to give meaning to all their phases. On the transpersonal path. and even than dream-analysis . from blrth-te>-death. or semi~o nsdous feelings. Metaphysically speai<Jng. Thus I repeat: progressi ons should not be Interpreted in terms of co~ensation. An event has been defined in physics as the intersection of worldlines. But these world-lines are in fact curved. but it isa combination of a vast number cot cyclic activities at many levels. or .however distant the fulfillment of the purpose may seem.tor the kind of price that is bound to insecurity and tea' In order to overcome these repressed.which. Unfortunately.especially processes spanning several years .is born of lack o1 objectivity and understanding. the progressed lunation cyde is still not used by most astrologers. or happiness. 0< even merely a descriptive process In whkh all the described features remain basically Isolated. when made by the dreamer may be too subjective. The event has to be perceived not by an "I" involved in its own existence. too dependent upon irlellectual concepts and specialized forms of training. No event can be understood In Isolation. T o understand an event is to be able to pe<ceive ~ not as an Isolated entity.84 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets step in the process of developing characte< and consciousness. concrete terms. unconscious. The Latin phrase simply means that existence can only be understood as a vast co~ lex of cyclic processes. it can be more effective and safe< than "!'egressions· In se<nl-hypnotlc states. however. One should not attempt to deflne such a purpose In preci se. but as the Intersection or conjunction of cosmk or planetary cycles. they are the abstraction of ~d ie processes. the realization of the direction or orientation of the enU re lifeprocess Is an essential factor.but •eternity" is a misunderstood and glamorized word which simply refers to the cyclic character of all existence. and when made by most psychologists. expectable occurrences.

organization. The spiritual life simply consists in taklngthenextsteptoward an open-ended future. but Saturn would not "do' anything to the Sun. In this case.A PsychologicII Approactt to Tra~~sts and Progressions 85 ll'anstormation. what Is represented by the two planets can at that time be said to have blended In the psyche ol tile baby. however. would bring to a natal Saturn power and light. let us say. the progressed· to-natal aspects seem to mallc particular times at which an opportunity lo neutralize the kanna of the past appears.and to advise him or her concerning the kind of efforts and activities most conducive to foster a radical change In attitude and outlook. for example. their conjunction Is an actual fact In the sky a few days or weeks after the child was born. On the other hand. because there is no end to the I'Oerarchical series of wholes. The Sun pours its light upon everything: a diamond will sparkle magnificendy. The progressed lunation cycle Is of course a progressed-to-progressed cycle. and to llave become the unconscious source of life developments which at a later age will potentially allow the Individual to objectify and release whatever In Infancy had been stored In the psychic depths.ll. the Saturnian sense of form. . the lifeforce (the Sun) will te<1d to and should focus its attention upon all that Saturn represents in the circumstances defined by the birth-chart and manifest In the life. What rright be said to happen Is that at the age correspondil>ij to the progressed-to-natal aspect. llecause In such an aspect both planets are moving and. Accordil>ij to the transpersonal approach to astrology. The progressed·tO· progressed aspects refer more characteristically to openings In life which allow the energy of dharma to operate through what is symbolized by the relatioMhips between the planets fonnil>ijthe aspects. the l atter does not directly affect the progressing planet. could have two kinds of results: on the one hand. This. and responsibility could be thrown into a sharper and clearer relief and probably aroused to action. when the progressed Sun or Moon or any other planet reaches the place of a natal planet. and much can be gained from Its study that may enable the lntu~lve astretoger to gauge objectively where the client stands . The situation Is different In a progressed-to-progressed situation. a decaying fish will decay more quid<ly. A progressed St. In the first case.natal and progressed-to-progressed aspects. whatever basic fears and sense of gul~ or Interiority that exist In the psyche may be revealed. Another point should be made concerning the technique of progressions and the difference between progressed·to. however.

Jal the house which is being highlighted is a far mO<e Important factor. . Your relationships with others In ll>e broadest sense.86 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Cliapter6 rnie . This obviously begs the question of which house system to use.strofoaicafHouse. There are in the region of some thirty as~ologlca l houses systems. ll>e main difference being that we are dealing with trnns~e<y Influences Qf a finite duration. but to you as an indivili.spect a Transit interpretation is essentially similar to natal interpretation. In also the easiest to use. has one of the better theoretical bases and works all over the wortcl Simply divide your lllrthchart Into twelve equal sections . This unfortunately causes a great deal of consternation amongst those new to astrology and a lot of debate amongst those who aren'll Personally f am an advocate of the Equal House system and have always found this to produce extremely accurate results In all my forecasting work. The most important interpretative criteria to bear in mind are the associations of the transiting planet concerned and the area of life governed by the natal house through which It Is passing. (]?{anets . Your oudook on life and lnter&alon with your environment Your self·projectlon and your appearance.starling with your Ascendant and number them from one to twelve In an an~· clockwise direction. Transits ofeadl of the houses wll affect the following: First House: Your outer personality and ways of dealing with the world.ft. Equal House was one of the original systems for dividing the lllrthchart Into houses. The sign position of a trn nslting pia net is Important in terms of global influences which effect everyone at the same time. of which about a dozen are regularly seen.ft.

spirituality. Gambles and risk taking. hobbles. In the manner of the planet. your aims. I nward change and spiritual growth. of which your home lrfe is a reflection. Your health. creativity In the broadest sense. investments. short distance travel. Third House: Your mind. Your deepest emotional needs. Your position within society. Authority figures generally. your thougtts and your coi'M"'unication with others. Networking. PlaMts & Aspect 87 Secord House: Material things. Foreign travel. certainly for those planets which will circuit your blrthchart In a life span. The disciplining parent and their lnftuence. Your parents and their innue<>ce. life and death issues. Conclusion and preparation tor new times to begin. money.. Romance and being yourself. Marriage and marriage- type scenarios. Expanding your horizons. loans and so forth. On a deeper level your values. Elgtdl House: Endings and beginnings. Daily . your neighbours and siblings. your home and family.taxes. duty and responsibility. Nnth House: Your beliefs. ambitions and your life directiOfl. Further and higher educatiOfl whether formal or Informal.although perhaps rC!Iated to . Fifth House: Fun. Tenth Hcnae: Your career where appropriate. Twelfth House: Generally In terms of transits shows the end ol a cyde. Business partnerships. Withdrawal end focussing on your Inner self. far away places and people literally 'foreign' to you. possessions and earning a living. Fcw1h House: Your private life. Sex. Your friendships and the groups to which you belong. All financial affairs involving other people . Learning and education whether formal or informal. sport. shared resources and othe~>' values. . change and transformation. Seventh House: One to one relationships. what you hold to be important and what you need to feel safe and secure. Eleventh House: Your aspirations. Children generally. Remember .outines and obligations to others. Sixth House: Work. particula~y the maternal figure or whoever represents that role tor you. inheritances.the more concrete goals of the preceding house. Legal affairs. your hopes and wishes aside from . which Is transiting and tor the duration of the planers stay In that house.1ne AstrOlOgical House. competaors and enemies.the transits of each house will affect the area of life concenned. your local commurity.

~ means til at he is in Aries.88 Know about Transt of Plantts What is a House ? According to older Hindu texts. It is like a globe wah the sky all around. but the count of the signs is always made from Aries which is llle first sign. If we say a planet is in tile first sign.-ar time. Virgo the second house. I. Capricorn tile sl>«h house. though in fact It Is elliptic.e. Ubra tile third house. it will be in Pisces because Pisces is the last and the twelfth sign. Then Scorpio will be the first house. But a house begins from the ascendant. tile sign Leo Is rising at the ea. Taurus the tentll house. Aquarius the seventh house. Scorpio tile fourth house. Gemini llle Eleventh house and cancer the twelfth house. it will be in Leo. Capricorn the third house and so on: and the Sun being in Aquarius he will be in the fourth house.eo will constitute the lirst house. In fact. we can explain tllis furtller by giving a practical example. to each other are called opposition signs: Aries is In oppo>alon to Libra and Libra to Aries Taurus Is In opposition to Scorpio and Scorpio to Taurus Gemini Is in opposition to Sagiuarlus and Sagittarius to Gemini cancer is in opposition to Capricorn and Capricorn to Cancer leo is in opposition to Aquarius and Aquarius in leo Virgo is in opposition to Pisces and Pisces to Virgo . Sagittarius the fifth house. in some part or tile other of the Earth. he is not on the ecliptic. If we say. Pisces llle eighth house. There is no part of tile sky which is not to the east of any locality of the Earth. The following signs being In opposition at 180'. Then t. Now suppose tllat the Sun Is In Aquarius. going all round. We must first know which is the sign ascending at the particular moment at a particular place. some part of the ring. it is tile Earth which is on the ecliptic and as viewed from the Earth. The Sun always appears to be somewhere on the ecliptic. So we say the Sun Is In the seventh house or setting i n the western horizon. Aries the ninth house. the words signs and houses fall on each otller. it is in the twelftll sign. the Sun appears to be In line with some place on the ecliptic. We must remember that when referring to a sign we always count Aries as the first and then proceed in the regular order of the signs. the zodiac Is om the eastern horizon somewhere. l f we say.stern horizon. So we may state that as the zodiac is a circular ring in the skies. Sagittarius the second house. The Eartll is globular. it is in the fifth sign. Now this Sun at any time appears in the east.. If suppose Scorpio was rising at New Delhi . Now suppose til at at a partlc.

fond ol daring deeds. danger In the 25" year. the Vedas system recognizes the following b<ldies as planets: l. month. good morals.Righteous·minded.Diseased race.e. which get classified as planets in the uniwr. Second House . The latitude is very important because the duration of a sign rising differs from latitude to latitude. caprice. healthy. stately appearance.Ad be crawn parallel 7.1ne AstrOlOgical House. not combative or Impetuous and pioneering. Intelligence. generosity. 11umanltarlan Instincts. careless of reputation. However. srubborn and peevish temper. will stammer. hot constltudon. ti. lazy In wor1c. Mercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Rahu Kelu The respectiw descriptions or planets which co . 2. scientific. enquiring. eyedisease. wcll·educsted.. . year and the longitude and l atitude or the pla<:e. bilious. 3. 5. strong will. poll deal success. 9. 8. neglect or personal credit or respec~ go<ld wor1c. losses from prosecution good earnings. blight speech. PlaMts & Aspect 89 So we must remember that the sign rising to the east at a particular lime depends upon the time. Sun Moon Mars 4. date. ugly. Basic resutt of birth in various houses are: Planets There are billions or heaoenly bodies. to human are: Sun: In the First House . while there would be millions <>f those heawnly b<ldies. Inclined to waste.

intelligenl weatthy. many lards. charitable. learned In esoteric and occun subjects. educated. hatred by the fair sex. good reputatioo. good reputatiol\ profound insight. philosophical. luclcy and successful. famous. Seventh House · Late marriage and rather troubled. keen-minded. Introspective. weak eye sight. knowledge of occult matters and mysticism. clever in planning. godly. philosophical. good administrative ability. sensitive. Chronic diseases. many . Tenth House . learned. weak (Onstit>Jtion. <lUiclc decision. glandular disease. wealthy.Courageous.Mental worry. paternal danger. courageous. In female charts Sun In 8"' causes widowhood and anxiety due to a will. subseNient to women and risk of dishonour and disgrace through them. wealthy. ordinary health. fond of foreign things.90 Know about Transt of Plantts Third House . Fifth House . dutiful sons. terror to enemies. aurocted by sublime phenomona. longevity affected & danger ol serious illness In middle life. dutiful sons. success without much effort. liberal. discontented.Bold. adventurous. meditative. success after lliddle age. Nnth House · Well read In solar sciences. few children. dist>Jrbed in mind. war-like. unhappy. wealth through fair means. poor. Fcw1h House .I ntelligent. adventurous.Defier of rustorns and castes. clever In acquiring wealth. unhappy. wUe's character questionable. Eighth House • Lean body. much personal lnftuence. lover of fine arts. selfacquired property. Eleventh House • Learned. Happiness from children Is limited ~ not denied. well known. quarrels without causes. gain from enemies. stately and persevering. little patrimony. successful. licentious. high position. fond of traveling. submissive to wife. and tactful in decision. founder of institutions. successful military or political career. uneventful life and may pass tiVOlJ9h many vicissitudes In life. famous. a man of action and thought. success in foreign countries. bold. few cousins and few enemies. corpulent. Sixth House . colic troubles. capacity to befriend. danger to father early. loose morals and irreligious. successful and restless. wealth through female agency. defective organs. healthy. fond of music. executive ability. many enemies. Intense sexuol and emotional bonds. ambitious and enterprising. squanders paternal property. hatred of relations. successful agrlcult>Jrist. lover of poetry and music. famous. superior knack. dewtod.

:lined to travel. Third House . refined. Fifth House . active. highly intelligent. poor. danger lo fatller. much traveling. few children.Subtle. lligh political office. great success and position. an attractive appearance. indolent. stubborn. inclined to corpulence. squint eyes and much adrrired. moderate eater. no happiness rrom children. poetkal. stomach troubles.Popular. mother short-lived. handsome wife. .long limbs. generous. easy going.Sickly mother. weak sexual connection.1ne AstrOlOgical House. many daughters. handsome. proud. brutal. neglected. easy acquisitions. great respect. unhappy home life. educated. famous. great sagacity. unsteady.Sickly. PlaMts & Aspect 91 political ~emies. Fourth House . fond of traveling and active-minded. cruel. disease in private organs and ears. Intelligent well read. TWelfth -. wealthy. pilfering habits.e. uncomfortable. drunkard. bilious. showy. jealous and energetic In several matters.Sinful. attractive.Fanciful and romantic. mild. adulterous. many brothers. warring. coarse. shy. Secord House . miselly. slender body. consumpUon. modest. unsuccessful. imperious. Kidney disease.:iples. Moon: In the Ascendant . Ninth House .Unhealthy. breaks in educatiol\ charming. ceremonial minded and lover of esoteric and occutt knowledge. educated. shrewd. quarrels. sociable. impious. man of prir. poor. lean. short-tempered. windy temperament. intellig~t unscrupulous. Intelligent gains through quadrupeds. intelligent lazy. mother short-lived. capricious. fid<le-mlnded and eccentric. Sixth House · Submissive to the opposite sex.:es. lover of fiction. domestic quarrels and conueyar. lr.Weatthy. s-th House . worried by cousins. successful. educated. social. good family. handsome wife. pains In the loins. sisters. narrow -minded. tyrannical. sweet speech. builder of charitable Institutions.Passionate.. legacy. fallen. dyspeptic and later on piles. purposeless. loved by tile opposite sex. many foes. widow-hunter. persuasive. licentious. Elglrth House . thieving nature. fond of women. slender bad siQht. capricious. vulgar. disappointments. Interrupted education. tender.

energetic. miserable. unsuccessful. passionate. reputation. charitable. obedient children. man of principles. powerless. Sixth House . successful and good reputation. popular and able. Jupiter. obliging to good people. ancestors. Intelligent. states manly ability. good inheritance. many friends. virtuous wife. Filth House . many friends. Fourth House . intelligent. adulterous. comfortable and long l~e. happy. literary. wealthy. rnajestk appearance. influential leader. good wife and gains through he<. great position. an artistic taste. charitable. good grammarian. many children. winning manners.Obstructed. attractive. many brothers. agriaJitural success. good children. good agrlcu~urist thrifty.Many chiktren. trustee of religious institutions. speculative mind. founder. deformed.Famous. learned. sagacious.Persuasive. TWelfth House . ol charitable instil\Jtions. dignified. unlucky. miserly.Wealthy. active. foe less.Broad eyes.Good conveyances. helpful. cu~ured. s-rth House . witty. handsome. liked and helped by the fair sex. purehearted. narrow-minded. tactful. cruel. well read. easy success. troubled. immoveable property. happy. solitary. many cousins and grandsons. success In agriaJiture. high position. tasteful. easy success.Obscure. deceived. bold. giver of donations. dexterous. obscure. devoted to the family.Magnetic personality. In the First House . skilful In trade. respected by rulers. good success. diplomatic ability. powerful. eloquent humorous. contented life. obliging. bold. religious. polite. comfortable. great position. stout body. Bevetotlo House . good inslghl. ambitious. much jocularity. proud. dyspeptic. influential. pilgrimage to distant places. uoV>appy. righteous. Third House . and dexterous. Tenth House . very sensitive. witty. aristocratic. long-lived. highly educated. fluent speaker. Intelligent. taste for fine arts and ltte<ature. accumulated fortune. good lands. good mother. lived by relatives. polite. Secord House .92 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets godly. mystical. wealthy. philologist political success. able. shrewd. unscrupulous. good wife and family. Intelligent.Educated. educated. philanthropic. a leader. . devotional.

Mars: In lhe First House · Hot constitution. benevolent. charitable. political success. many children. later life inclined to asceticism. brutal. conseNatlve. poor. principled. powerful and low-minded. broken oducatlon.Charitable. children. easy morals. ceremonial·minded. accuroolated funds. highly cultured. philanthropic. bold. unpopular. mean. reckless. quarrels. scrupulous.Unhappy. humanitarian principles. Fifth House . adulterous. pretending to be charitable. short-tempered. God-fearing. famous. colic pains. unprincipled. learned. God-fearing. worry from near relaUons. harsh speech. short-tempered. scars In the body. domestic quarrels and conveyances. Sixth House · Successful. Tenth House . uncomtortable. long-lived father. coarse.Virtuous. intelligent. unhappy home life. rich success over enemes. unsteady character. Ninth House . . reddish complexion. adventurous. arUslk taste. non-violent. pilfering habits.Lover of muslc. few children. big navel. states manly ability. unhappy. many friends. Second House . thrown w~h widows. Planets & Aspect 93 Eighth House . early danger to father. bad·tempered. uf'4)rlncipled. vulgar. good agriculturist. good lands.Unpopular. good deeds. pure. determined. earnings by undignified means. decisive. influential. dirty hab~. generous. tyrannical. founder of institutions. unlucky. highly principled. few brothers. conveyances. intelligent.Quarrelsome. intelligent persevering. active. ambitious. clever in acql>~ion of weallll. somewhat dependent. courageous. life lascivious. extravagant. merciful. Third House • Pioneering. adventurous. sharp-tongued. religious. Eleventh House . wasteful. very wealthy. ambitious. danger to falller. high position. acrumulall!d wealth. Iaroe patrimony. long life.1tte AstrOlOgical House. pious in after-life. powerful. Fourth House · Sickly mother. obscure. TWelfth House · Sadistic. degraded. sex· morals weak. unpOj)ular and awkward. devoted. no issues. satirical. aggressive.

bigoted. careful. dishonest. vain. bold. active. successful loved by relations. Ei~ House · Shortlrte. fr. decisive. htMlwous. diplomatic. dropsy. wealthy. determined. clever. adventurous.Showy. respected. stubborn idiosyncratic.Unkind wO<Idly. peevish. suffering. unsuccessful.atless. Ninth House .learned in reli!llous and philosophical lore. fine manners. good conversationalist. incendiary diseases. acute. danger to maternal uncles. quarrelsome.Respected. Fourth House . love of lite<ature and poetry. deformed eyes. impediments. Fifth House . scholar. captivating look. happy mother. Mercury: 1n the First House. dissimulation. setf made man. losses In money. influential property. mfty. peevish. stumbling. ed\Jcated. cO<nbative. influential. Thlnd House . cO<nmandlng. respect from moneyed men. sweet speech. executive ability. rotten body. clever. discretion. unhappy. unpopular. danger to father. logical. sensible. long-lived. energetic.Cheerful. subordinate officer. tMlseen. . good administrative capacity. thrifty. executive capacity. happy. hater of relations. cultured. cleve< in earning money. Ele ~~enth House . quarrelsome. rrinlsterlal office. liable to fraud and deception. affectionate. bad sight extramarital relations. Sixth House . famous. tactful. popular. Twelfth House .94 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Seventh House . learned. learned.learned. obliging. healthy. loss from agriculture. danger to maternal uncles.Learned. Inclined ro pursue literary activities.Unsuccessful. good agricu lturis~ good profits. showy. skilled In conjunng tricks. clever. intelligent. rash speculations. well read. intellectual. tension in married life. wealthy. humorous. many enemies. widower later. few children. stubborn. fond of occult studies and astronomy. la(tless. speculative. parents sickly. fond of good furn~ure and dress. cruel. self-acquisition. successful trader. seW-seeking. Secord House .Daughter. wealthy. sickly fathe<. ag riclAturis~ good mother. loved by fair sex. Te nth House . clever many children. poor. naval merchan~ dependent life. Interrupted education.Two wives or friction with wife. witty. impetuous. passionate. troubles In the feet and toes.Founder of institutions and towns. active.

witty. good astrologer. happy. lu<urious meals. many lands. musician. Tenlh House· De!ermlned. composer. obliging. clever In speech. inquisitive. ambitious. brilliant. able. conservative. polite. scientific methods. famous. learned. very fortunate. educated. interesting literary ability ea~y in life and success through ~. capricious. fond or wire. affectionate. Skilled In se<ual science. Second House • Large family. grief through domestics. cheerful. hating women. narrow-minded. creative mind. leader of people. strenuous. success in trade. passionate. Third House • Lover or fine arts. rapid In mind. many lands. pioneering. economical. many friends among famous men. TINelfth House • Philosophical. skilful. protector of cattle. lacking in opportunrties. Planets & Aspect 95 Seventh House . long lire. ill·heatth. fond of milk. much magnetic power. Nrth House · Highly educated. Eighth House · Long life. affectionate mother. learned in astrology. lover of literature. scents. mathematical faculty. educated. breaks in education. vivacious. agreeable. prosperity to mother. fort\Jnate. few children. obliging. strong body. dashing gay. original . landed estate. popular. charitable. charitable. philosophical. adulterous. handsome. bold. able. logical. literary. Eleventh House · Wealthy. E<pert mathematician. . gifted. successful. traveling. Fourth House • Intelligent. agriculturist. successful. ea~y marriage. dutiful and short·tempered. obliging. scientific-minded. respected. few issues. success in trade. Intelligent bad sight. wWe handsome. active.1tte AstrOlOgical House. wealthy. wealthy. religious. . creative author. happy. many children. women skilled In llne arts. practical. delicious drinks. obliging. wayward. endeared by relations. well known. intelligent. astronomy and mathematics. pleasing. well placed. peaceful life. happy. Venus: In the Ascendant . despondent. astrologer. miserly. flowers. large lair eyes. cobllglng. wO<ried. charming wife. Diplomatic. licentious. logical and scientific. erjoyments In life. popular. danger to mother. philanthropic. successful. easy access to an){hlng desired. famous.

kind-hearted. bOld. trouble in mind. affable manners. unpopular. low minded. poplAar. sudden loses. narrow-minded. agriculturist. many friends. many daughters and few sons. successful as a lawyer. strong· minded. cruel. diseased face. generous. anger. success In foreign countries. Saturn: In the First House. carriage. religious. wealthy. able. licentious. good-natured. crafty. social. unscruplAous. foeless. toose habits. Ele~~enth House - obsctKe.Danger to mother. Sixth House · Licentious. interrupted education . successful. unsocial. mode<ate eate<. aspiring.Selfish. wealthy. good counsel. Second House . loss of brothers. addicted to low-class women. educated.a ever. licentious. commander. affable. curious.Respect for divine people and parents. exploring. Influential. given to bad habits. commander.Passionate. disappointment in love affairs. states manly ability. Tenth House . pious later in life. polite. Ninth House . short-lived. unprindpled. famous.Foreign customs and habits. weak eyes. evil-natured. Twelfth House . fond of othl!f women. . well· built thighs. S<>Ciable. well informed. unhappy. dever. running. addicted to wine. sensual. tyrannical. unhappy love affairs.96 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Fifth House.I ntelllgent. stammering. successful. inclined towards sex pleawre. colic pains. unclean. IK:entious.Dange< to mother If with the Moon. respect for preceptors. bad thoughts. lover ol fine arts. thrifty. eccentric. wicked. happy. Seventh House . liar. happy marriage. political disfavour. weak sight.~lore than one marriage. find of low women. Fourth House . harsh speech. much popularity. broken education. unhealthy habits. Eighth House . courageous. adventurous. fond of sexual pleasures. destruction to enemies. good conveyances. obliging. perve<ted mind. passionate. miserly. able. deformed. unexpected legacies. estDtes encumbered. Third House . broken education. teamed. intelligent. danger to mothe<. good thinker. sickly.Mean-minded. pretentious. flatulence. celebrated.

clear-minded. proficient In European languages. later on in life an ascetic. PlaMts & Aspect 97 ~iews.Childless. sickly wife or husband. well-informed. Eleventh House . deputation. adventurous. abortion. Nnlh House . long life. asthma. consumption. dishonesl ungrateful children. courageous.. thrWty in domestic life. . sudden elevadons and depressions.. irreligious. narrow-minded and hard-hearted. clever. seductive. c:eremonial·mined. few issues. . Fifth House . dartc Third House . many ene<nles. learned in occult science. influential.Obliging. deaf .Narrow-minded. Eighth House . founder of charitable Institutions. residence in foreign countries oocertain. Fourth House .Legal success. deafness. wealthy. scientific. sickly. Rahu: In the Ascendont. Seventh House • More than one wife. great worker. squint eyes. diseased face. ~ery mise~y. Sixth House . peevish. logical. tyraMical.Seeking disappointments. active. subO<dlnate. Tenth House . bilious.Deformed. clever. dissimulator.Learned. feared and respected. poor. political success. political respect TWelfth House . Fifth House. good farme<. many relations. enterprising. dexterous. ve<y wealthy. ~ with malefics. big belly. inclined to drinking.1ne AstrOlOgical House. losses in trade. stable marriage. bold. defect in sight. luxurious dinners. troubled life. flatulent. etc . ambitious. much landed property. courageous.Few children. sicldy. corpulent. danger by poisons. ~ afflicted. conveyances. Visits to sacred rivers and shrines. spendthrift. polite. diplomatic. unpopular. colic pains. traveling.Obstinate. colic pains. mediocre life no childrei\ perverted tale-teller. impious. foreign honours.Poor and more than one wife. complexion. sympathetic. good gymnastk. goverrvnent displeasure. friendship with women or othe< castes. few children.Liaison with women of easy virtue. indebted. sex diseases. broken education. Second House . political success. cruel. attracted towards yoga In later life. qoJarrelsome.

many children.Senseless. traveler. sinful. Seventh House . dull. no enemies. Seventh Hou"" . artistic. happy. q ui ~ quick In perception.plratlon. good wife. luxurious food. Third House . licentious. untruthful. . religious. good artist. weak constituUon. Fourth House . learned. adulterous. i mmoral. defective sight. popular. thrifty. diabetes. much pen. emaciated waist. narrow-mined. Quarrelsome. fond of scriptures. good conversationalist. innuential among lower castes. Secord House . wealthy. many children. El~ House · Vicious. hard-hearted. Passionate. licentious. unhappy. ~enereal Sheth House · Fond of adultery.98 Koow about Transt of Plantts Sixth House . sinlul. plies and similar troubles. sinful. very many losses. connections with widows. IKetu: In the Rrst House · Emaciated figure. Fifth House . laste In poetry and literature. sanguine complexion. Wife suffering from menstrual disorders. rear of poisons. Tenth House · Fertile brain. diplomatic. weak. pilgrimage to sacred rivers and places. obscure. weak· hearted. saintly. slcnde<. complaints. good agricullurisl Twelfth House • Deformed. Liberal. Seventh House · WeaUhy. impolite. many c:ousins. peevish. widow or divorcee connection. loss of children. Ninth House • Short-sighted. learned. quarrelsome. E njoyme<>~ venereal complaints. strong. El~ House . sexual Indulgence. Adventurous. plies. Immoral if afflicted. degraded. Bad speaker. uncharilable. loose morals. sickly wire. Ninth House • A puppet in the hands of the wffe. few children. tlvllty and economical. Tenth House · Intimacy with widows.

capricious. icentious. that your ability to correctly assess a Dash& Is solely dependent upon the nature of 111e relationship you make and have with the Planets.1ne AstrOlOgical House. licentious. a hard time getting into or keeping relationships going. I cannot stress enough how importart this procedure is. This is a very important principle to remember. what the naMal slgnlflcaUons of that planet are. especially If that planet stands out somehow. house placementJrulership. attracted to se<Vile classes. 1 know til at's how it works for me. as the first planet a Vedic AStrologer should look tor Is the best planet for a Lagan and then the not-so-good planets.-n. are better at evaluating the overall tenor and tone ol a person's l ~e than Western Astrology. because or ~s lordship or houses 4 and 5. foreign residence. Now. due to its rt. Right off the bat. for a Libra Ascendant tile best planet is Sat.lership ol houses 3 and 6. for a Libra Ascendant. But I will say right now. spiritual knowledge. PlaMts & Aspect 99 Beventh House . along wit!> the hoose that it sits i n these are the areas In which you will be able to see clearly how Dashas will operate for that person. Planets and Dashas One ol the reasons Vedic Astrologers can size. yoo can expect there to be a lot of pain assodated wi th relationsllpsloneliness. ~ all comes together for me. Once you have been doing Vedic AStrology for awhile. it just s011 of comes to you in a flash. When I look at a chart. Vedic Astrologers can also size tllings up quickly based on how a planet is placed· by sign. whereas J up~er is not so good tor a Libra. Tllngs like tills are very i ~rtant. intelligen~ wealtlly. The easiest way to evaluate DaShas are to just roll with. unsettled mind. aspect. Dashas.Humoorous. especially if that D<lsha~ a long one. heavy burdens. . and it takes about a minute or two. you have a person in a Saturn Dasha. and 1 see that the person is due (()( a Mars oasha in a mioote. in a major way. and I see Mars placed in tile 5th hoose for a Sag Ascendant. witty. keep in mind that Saturn's Dasha will last for about 19 years. I will write more about this.up a chart and predict outcomes so quickly is because each planet rules certain houses depending on tile Ascendant So. it started in the early 1990s. and yoo will be able to see tile effects right away. Say. frus\fatlon. 1\Nelfth House .. much traveling. and that Saturn Is In Aries (very bad) In tile 7th house. will be a big theme. and in this case. and so on. It's really 111at simple. There are a lot ol subtleties of Dasha Interpretation and In due course. for example.

or 12 houses are not good. so they (an get a handle on what planets are good and which ones are not so good. RahuJRahu. at once with the meanings ol the Planets. The Natural Malefics are: Sui\ Mars. llle better you will be able to feel their ebb and flow. oris nearing the end of Its OaSha. and there Is an Intermingling of energies going Ol\ so In not considered good. 8. and whether it rules a good or bad house. 2. there are TWO kioos planetary states: or 1. because the Dasha is losing strength. Planets ruling the Kendras (angular houses) are usually good as well. Planets ruling the 2 and II houS<!S can be mixed. Functional benefic and malefic status depends on the AScendant. Mercury. what has to be kept In mind Is whether the planet Is Inherently good or bad. malefic planets occupying said Dasha Lord's signs can greatly . On the <>ther hand. Now.100 Koow about Transt of Plantts The closer you become. For any Ascendant. This is because that Oasha is just getting off the ground. ANY planet ruling the AScendant is automatically good: planets ruling llle trines ( 5 and 9) are also good. like RahU/Mars. Rahu and Ketu. How Planets Placed In Dasha Lord's Signs Impact the Quality of Said Dasha . venus and Jupiter... it is the only reason why most Vedic Astrologers want this kind of into. On top of Ill at. Same goes for the end of a DaSh a. depending on other factors. is that there are TWO kinds of planets: benefic (good) and malefic (bad). what we have to remember. Ciasskal books say that a planet that runs both Its major and minor periods al the same time Is not good. and Is like the dawn or the Sunset · it's neither day or night. Saturn. Ben elk planets that are placed in the oasha Lord's signs can greatly i mprove the overall strength and significations of said Oasha. and is another reason why the Ascendant is so important. in Vedic Astrology. Dasha Sancl·tl . for example.. planets ruling the 6.. Nawral Benefics and Natural Malefics Functional Benefics and Functional Malefics The Natural Benefics are: Moon. When Planets run their Oashas. This Is the first thing you sholAd look for. Really. This Is when a Planet either just begins Its Dasha.

venus Dasha running in a chart with Mars in Taurus. if other factors agree. Many famous people !lave sud1 combinations • Just last night. can be difficult to i nterpret. 1/7. here. she has this.. PlaMts & Aspect 101 llann the Oasha. the aspect of t-1ars. as well as nal\Jrally malefk Mars aspecting Venus. it will give Raja Yoga. They tend to do better in these signs. Jupiter Oasha with Mercury in Sag and Venus i n Pisces. can even bring very good and pleasant results. Venus is placed in the 12th house. Now.. Dasha of Rahu and Ketu. T ake another example. but uying to get into a stable relationship. and venus also rules sex). Mars is a sexual planet. So did Princess 01. The way In which planets are placed from each other Is vitally i mportant. On top of that. because there are two natural benefks placed in Jupiter~ Signs. Same will be true if a nal\Jral benefic aspects Rahu In the same positiOn. If Rahu i s placed in a Kendra (angular house) while at the same time. so a lot will depend on other factors In the horoscope. in married life. This i:s a simple nAe that cannot be <>verlooked. is greatly tlamaged by both the ocrupancy of malefics i n its signs. But even when the Nodes are excellently placed. their effects will really be felt during lllelr Dash as. U they are 111. natural malefics. Take for example. give Raja-Yoga res!Ats. under certain conditions. after all. One way 1 have found helpful is to see whether Rahu occupies signs of Mercury. and the results it can give. Rahu is in venus· signs.. then it could be disastrous for the native. The Importance of Planetary Distances In Dasha I nterpretatlon. it is aspected by the r!Aer of that Kendra. and as such. This means Ill at. or 4/10. S/9/. If Rahu and Ketu are angular. and. is going to be very difficult.1ne AstrOlOgical House. and if any of these planets has a tie· in to the 7th house from either the Ascendart or the Moon. Jupiter~ Dasha will be very good. venus. and Mars is placed in the 6th.. especially along educationaV intellectual and romantic lines. Rahu and Ketu don1 own any signs. and if Ketu occupies signs ol Jupiter. because they are. they still have to give some trouble and confusion. Rahu can. I spoke of Vanessa Del Rio~ chart. as well as the Node~ dlspositors.. although the<e may be a great deal of sex going around here (12th llouse placement of Venus. chances are good that . and Rahu in Uln. Now.

. Transit JUPI TfR Aspedlng 'n'ansit SATURN In LEO Reputation from political circles. but the above shoukl help you out i n learning how to analyze the strength and ove<all trend of a Dash a. Transit JUPI TfR Aspecttng 'n'ansit MOON In SAGITTARIUS Advisor.key" so to speak. and on other factors. religious bent of mind.. Planets placed in Kendras will really exert a lot of power during their Dashas.102 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Dashas will flow into each other with little problem. . able sons. Transit JUPI TER Aspedlng l'nlnsit VENUS In PI SCES Homety wife. wealth and wisdom. Transit MARS Aspecllng Transit . even if that planet isn't all that badly placed in the horoscope. There are other factors. wealthy conveyance and has foresight. ~lost ular. 5 and 9) will tend to do better than planets placed in the Triks (6. The house where a planet is placed in will really come to theforefront during its Dasha. Planets being in good relationship to one another is very important in Dasha analysis. Effect of Aspects on Transit Planets in Different Signs JUPI TfR ~lng 'n'ansit MARS In G EM Nl Success. blessed with happy sons and wife. House Placement of the Dasha Lord. This is also why people can be doing very well in their lives and all of a sudden. one problem will end and another will start "olf. Planets placed in the 2 and 11 houses will give results dependent on whether they are naturally benefic or malefic. Transit MARS AspecllngTranslt MOON In SAGITTARIUS Army officer. Transit Transit MARS AspecllngTransitj UPITER In GEM Nl Enterprising. Additionally.. Planets placed In the Konas (trines. correct fudgmen~ shai'J) Intellect and memory. their Dashas will be very rough . if planets are 2!12 or 6/8 from each other. certain houses are better than others. from one path to another. things go haywire.RCURY In AQUAJII US gainful when exalted In Capricorn. How~er. This accounts tor why some people just seem to go off into something an together different in their lives. 8. as the Kendras are the Power Zones of the Horoscope. successful.. rich but broken and tired.. trusted. or 12).

Transit SATURN Aspectlng Transit MOON In SAGI1TARI US Simple loveable. Transit MOON Aspectlng Transit) UPI TER In GEIVI Nl Charming figure. family. ot religious Transit VENUS Aspecll ng Transit MARS In GEIVI N Calm mind. and low breed. Rash actions cause humiliations. Investigating but dangerous air or sea travels. Tl'a nslt SATURN Aspect! ng Transit MARS In GEIVI Nl Gain through agriculture. and reputation. public man and popular. Transit MERCURY Aspecllng Transit MOON In SAGI1TARI US Great Astrolooer. writer. Slly from opposite sex. struggled life and limited means. Tl'ilnslt MOON Aspecting Transit MARS In GEM I Nl Responsible and popular. Affluent. pleasing to women. luxurious life and prospe<ity. Transit MERCURY Aspecllng Transit MARS In GEM Nl Author. favour from Govt. Transit VENUS Aspectlng Transit ) UPITER In GEM Nl Fond of opposite sex. Transit MOON Aspectlng Transit MERCURY In ~I US Gain through water products. Transit MARS Aspectlng Transit VENUS In PISCES Gains and sorrows in life. less family comforts. women. devoted to mothe<. God~ grace.1tte AstrOlOgical House. face and fortunate. Planets & Aspect 103 Transit MARS Aspectlng Transit SATURN In LEO Much traveling. dress materials and pleasures of tonoue. Transit SATURN Aspecllng Transit VENUS In PISCES Philosophical and sclendflc mind. /lJmv offker In earlv life. . looical soeake< and Maths. Transit SATURN Aspectlng Transit) UPITER In GEIVI Nl Peacef\JI haoov life In old aae. Tl'ilnslt MEROIRY Aspecllng Transit VENUS in PISCES Conveyance. ornaments. Transit MOON Aspecting Transit VENUS In PI SCES Affluent. life in jungles or mountains. friends and relations. construction and welfare institution. Transit MOON Aspectlng Transit SATURN In LEO Wealth. less gain from hard work. affluence. upright actions. sublime passions lust leading to foul method.

Transit VENUS Aspectlng Transit SATURN in LEO Happy end. . Transit VENUS Aspec11ng Transit MOON In SAGilTARI US Fond of music. wealthy but jealous of women.104 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Transit VENUS Aspecting Transit fo£RCURY In AQUARIUS [~lisfortune through wicked partner. fortunate. blessed with sons but debauchee. Good dance teacher of like fine arts. charming.

Gochara results are generally seeo with reference to the position of Moon in the birth hOloscope as effected by the planetary movements. Rahu and J<elll are given greater Importance and the movements of inferior planets. Some think that resutts based on the Moon·sign should be mOle autllentic because Sun·sign covers a period of a month and hence a great number of people and ~toon·sign on the other hand covering only a period of two and a quarter days should naturally cover a more specific section of people but this is not so because when calculated it can be . Some may argue that gochara results are elaborate In nature and hence of scientific value but no matter how elaborate. Contrary to pop!Aar percepllon. In it. our research has shown that gochara results are not better than zodiac forecasts. Planets & Aspect 101 Cfiapter 7 (]lreatction {]Jasetf on tfransit (qocliar) Gochara or transit results are accOlded great importance in popular astl'Oiogy. the movements of superior planets. which Is completely unscientific. If we would like to know llle number of people coming under the gochara results for any sign a simple calculation can help us thus taking the population of the world as approximately 6 billion: one sign d one sign d the zodiac • 6 billion I 12 the zodiac = 50 crore Therefore. Venus. it can be seen that 50 crore people come under any of gochara results wor1<ed out for the twelve signs of the zodiac. meaning those which lie within the orbit of earth like Mercury. meaning those which lie outside the orbit of earth like Jup~e<.1tte AstrOlOgical House. Mars. Saturn. lhe results are superficial and in fact gochara results are no better than Moon-sign based zodiac forecast The only difference between zodiac forecast and gochara results Is that zodiac forecast Is based on Sun·slgn and gochara results are based on Moonsign. Moon and Sun are given secondary Importance.

sign or Moon-sign as llle basis for your forecast you are ultimately dividing the wodd population i n twelve parts. is obstructed by another transiting planet. Transit or Gochara in Hindu (vedic) Astrology means that all influences <>f planets fructify through the Moon. Planets do not show sympathy to anyone. Before I actually begin this subject.. as I have already said the gochara movements ollhe planets is very Important. 1 am a doctor my~ and I have studied the subject in all its aspects and vouchsafe tile truth in ~-· Dr.... Further It Is also checked.106 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets seen tt>at whether for Sun-sign or Moon-sign the nlrl'ber ol people covered by each sign of the zodiac is approximately 50 crore. There are auspicious and inauspicious positions. This is a major difference between the Transits wort<ed out from the western system. have. A glance on the horoscope of Sri Rama and Sri Krishna will explain to you all about the myth In their lives and also the nal\Jre of their final exit from this planet (Earth). then the later planet is said to be obstructing. The divine God when Incarnates as human being. 1 want to add few lines for "the (iosed mind which is incapable ol expansion and reception of 11\Jth and which functions within the prejudiced frame work" I mean those people who condemn astrology without having studied the subject. They have done a great dis-service to the cau~ of science by indulging i n malicious propaganda. They give good or bad results according to tt>elr transits. All the great men of past and present !lave held this ancient science in great esteem. When a particular position of a transiting planet. They exert great Influence In the day-to-day life of the . The simple reason behind this is that no matter whether you take su. You. Sampurnanand has rightly remarked in his recent address to the Association of Scientific wol1cers. voluntarily offers himself to be affected by the transit of planets. The natal Moon is considered as llle starting point and the position of planets in Gochara (Transit) are noted. can predict llle immediate future fairly accurately with the help of gochara movements of planr!ls. the previous planets influence. no right to as him to explain them in scientific terms. Now. if the planet is not subjected to Vedha. Even Sri Ramo and Sri Krishna were not spared. Transits (Gochar) Results at Planets This is an important part of the Predictive Astrology. that those who do not accept the ~uth of what the awologer designates as facts. given in the rules to evaluate the effects of gochara.

fever.Worries. I will now describe in detail the good and bad transits.9 1.5..lnjuiY olllps or tongue.6.8. .10 4. unnecessaiY troubles and e<pendlture.:. danger from fire.9. sore throat.8.6. Generally speaking this is referred to as •Rashi" by the common people. 5. The planets give good or bad results according to their movements with reference to the Radical Moon or )anma Rashl.9.10 4.9. good Income.7. happy outings.2.ll 3.8. The good or bad results of the planets are described here. angry mood.5.12 1. lst House or Janma Rastw Transits 5.12 1.6.Happy relations with wife and other se<.6.9 Nil Nil Nil Nil Not&:· The effects of Moon are not considered as it is a fast moving planet.2. The read<m 1 believe koow that the gochara pl\ala dependS mainly on the position o1 Radical Moon in the native's chart. Planet Good results Bad results Mixed results IJupiter Saturn sun Mars Rahu Ketu ~lercury Venus 2.8. Mllrs:.Worries.11 3. headaches.5. danoer from lire and fevers. head Injuries.11 3. bad associations and accusations.2.6.10. While considering the results we should take into account of the mov@m@nts of all th@ plant!ts for accuracy.2. 11oarseness ol voice and tonslliiUs.7.ll 2.5. 11 3. staying orly 2V. 5. The transit of Saturn and )up~e < But as a rule all the other planets also should be considered before giving out the results of transit. success In social life and love. Venus:.10 4.10 3. The two nodes of the ~loon. false accusations.ll 6.PtNktlon Based on Trafl sfr {Goctt~t) 107 individuals.11.. conjunctivitis.3.6.8. Rahu and Ketu are as important as any other planet.7.8.7. quarrels.4. re-stless temperament.Head Injuries.ll & 12 3.7.4. Mercury:. 12 All other houses All other houses 1. severe headaches.6.10 4. apoplexy. days in each Rashi. 12 1. It is comroon with som@ astrologers to depend merely on.3.

success over enemies. visit to holy places. subjected to frauds.. uncalled for expendtture. looses peace of mind.Constant worries. mental peace. 2nd House Transits s. toothaches. praise from friends and authorities. wlval of relations and f riends. Sat. bad name. purchase of articles of comfort. Venus:. bad luc k. Mercury:. bad luck. promotion In service. troubles from rivals and eMmies.108 Koow about Transt of Plantts jupiter:. loss of wealth. loss of money. help from friends. ill-health. much expenditure. happy ceremonies. eye diseases. deaths in relations. quarrels wtth authorities. transfers and (hange of place. fraud frO<n friends. ill health. sickness to wife. Saturn:. addition to family. foceign travels. eye disease. . <Operations. Kl!tu:. bad news. ill health and worries.Loss of money. displeasure. accidents. success In undenaklng~. bad name. unwelcO<ne guests. t rouble from relatives. change for the better. abortions. fevers. angry mood. vistts to holy places.Great mental wO<rles and expenditure. study ol new subjects. misunderstandings unfulfilled desires. Rahu:. good health. danger from thiews. trouble from females. tooth aches. income falls. stings and bites etc. misunderstanding and quarrels in family. falls In coun cases. conjunctivitis. danger from thie-es. trouble from enemies. govt. uses harsh language. due promotion. loss of a relative or wife. !)reat mental worries..:.. danger f rom authorities. Ketu:. may be subjected to false accusations. operations. trouble frO<n unexpected qua rters. accusations.:. arrival of friends and relatives. bad associations.Happy relations with other sex. de-promotions. happy ceremonies. good Income.. diseases. quarrels in family. false acrusations.Income falls. quarrels in famity circle travels. Rahu:. Accidents and danger to life.Injuries to person. Mars:· Injury to face and neck. quarrels.Tightness of income.. ill health of partner.Head injuries. Juplter. sick at heart. good income. loss of face. Ill health of wife.. quarrels for trivial things. bad name. Success In low affairs and matters connected with females. ill health of self and wife.Recognition of merit.· Accumulates wealth.

recognition of merits. success over enemies. happy (eremonies. willing help from friends and brothers. misunderstanding with relations and w ~e. uncalled for troubles.Worry. bad luck. Venus:. fever. venus:. gain. litigaUons. visit of brothers and sisters. successful attempts. good Income. joy-rides. welcome friends. fulfilment of pending matters. Mercury:. quarrels. Fuflilment of desires. addition to family. success In competitive examinations. umecessary expenditure. debts.Good Income from property. good health worry from brothers and sisters. fruitful undertakings. good health. unnecessary wanderings. expenditure. Mart-troubles. troubles. ill health. Ketu:. frurt:less attempts. 4th House Transits Sun:· Loss of money. failure in under takings. promotion in servke. help of influential persons. Mars:. failure in social life. popularity and enjoyment of luxuries. Mars:. and misunderstandings. expenditure. Rahu:. recognition of merit good health. good name. social success.Success over enemies. kin. good-health. good income. happy end of quarrels etc. fevers. .Good name. promotion in service good income.A very good position for all pending matters. blood pressure. becomes famous. all round success. blood pressure.PtNktlon Based on Trafl sfr {Goctt~t) 109 3rd House Transits Sun:. erjoyment of articles of comfort and (Onveyances. quarrel over landed property.Success over enemies.unexpected gains. good Income. accusations. success in social undertakings. trouble over landed property. help from brothers. praised by friends and relatives. loss of a. Juplter:. cough. failure In educational pursuits.Misunderstanding with relatives and co-workers. renewed energy. chest pains.Great gains. expenditure. misunderstanding with parents. worries.Happy ceremonies. happiness In falrily. new friendships. good name. study of new subjects. study of new subjects.Chest pains. Satln1:. social success. Men:ury:.

wanderings.P arents' health suffers. Ketu:. loss of a member of the fall'ily or a relations. Rahl:. promotion In services. bad name. quarrel with supe<iO<S. failure In competitive examinations. bad health. trouble from enemies. quarrels and misunderstandings.Similar effects as Saturn.rus:. subjects to humiliation and epidemics. It causes untold miseries. involves in litigations.Good name. . looses mental peace. f ailures troubles etc. enjoyment of articles of comforts.:.. Sot. ulcers on body. much expenditure. trouble from tenants and relations. Ill health of children.Quarrel. enemies become friends. unexpected troubles from landed property. abortions. 5th House Transits SWI:.110 Koow about Transt of Plantts jupiter:. palpitation and fear of death. Rahu:. quarrels and litigations. good Income and profit. good health. worry on account of them. and Is much feared. misunderstandings with family members. worries.Ill health of children.This Is termed as Panchum·Shanl.. Ketu:. sorrow. misunderstanding with them. loss of property. oonecessary wanderings. success In gambling etc. failure in attempts. help from relations... fruitful attempts. loss of prestige in society. failure in education. falls. failure In examination. success In examinations competitive or otherwise. enemies will be active._ I ll-health. ill-health etc.worries. quarrels over landed property.Bad assodations. Success over enell'ies. Sot. fatigue from journey. income falls. miscarriages. bad name quarrels with co-workers. J uplter:· This Is a good position for J uplter. V.. income from lands. happy relations with other sex. Mars:· III health of children. children also enjoy good health. fruitless journey's. much expenditure. recognition of merit happy relations with co-wort<ers. bad luck. heart troubles. bad health.s and misunderstanding inside and outside home. purchase of articles of enjoyment and comforts. worries. Mercury:. social success.Bad forchildren. bad name. bad name. litigations. death in fall'ily. injuries.

recognition of merit. trouble with servants. expenditure. friendship with inftuential men. and disappointment. bad health. bad name. good income. hill health. profi t in business and profession. acquires articles of enj oymen~ purchase of conveyances etc.Tl'os is a bad position for this plane~ ill health is the rule when Juplter transits this house.Quarrel with wife and other females of household. profit in business. venus:. trouble from superion. Jupiter: . worlc. besides unnecessary worries. success in undertakings. sickness to wife and children. due promotions etc. 7th House Transits SLWl:. bad name.Good health. Mllrs:.Domestic quarrels. l<atu:.. ll!alization of dues.Ouarret with wife and other sex.Good health. quarrels.PtNktlon Based on Trafl sfr {Goctt~t) 111 6th House Transits SUn:· Success over enemies. worries. hill health of wife and Children. This is a good position for Saturn. bad luclc. good health. purchase of new articles Qf enjoyment. open enemies. false accusations. happy ceremonies. bad name.~lisunderstanding with wife and other sex. Sat. general success. success in official work. happy ceremonies. disappointments. failure in attempts. fulfilment of desires. Mef'cl.. good income. Mars:· Enemies are subdued. misunderstandings in social circles. income fair from business. .I'Y:· Good name. open enemies. success in govt. popularity. success in undertakings. unexpected profit in business. false accusations trouble from se<Vants and superiors. good name and income. loss in lottery. Mercury:-111 heath. accident to wne or self.:. study of new S<Jbject. bad luck. litigations. ill health. trouble from females. disappointment In love. trouble through females. Venus:. arrival of friends and relations. profit in business accumulates weatth. Good health. complaints. Rahu:. success In examinations. increment in salary. good name. worries. happy (eremonles. good income. worries.

happy relations with other sex. rec<W~ of lost property. defeat to enemies.Similar results as that of Saturn. Rahu:. good name in society. disappointments and disgrace. promotions. as~ gives lot of mental worries..Good health. false accusations.Injury to self.-n:. unwelcome news. bad news. but to a lesser degree. Venus:. trouble from relatives. i llegal connections. trouble from wife~ relations. accidents.xter:. arrival cof friends and relatives. lxld news. becomes sexy. loss of money and mental peace. . danger from fire. easy fatigue. fu~itment of long pending desires etc. enjoyment of lux!Iies. blood pressure. loss of money and property. good income. accidents. Sllt. bad luck. litigations. success in l~igation. complaints. trouble from public. ill~ health of wife and children. illegal connection. quarrels w~h wife and children.112 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets J.xter:. quarrel with superiors. success in tottery. quarrel and mlsooderstandlng with wife. travels. Mercury. J.111-health. misunderstanding bad news etc. Ill health. quarrels. causes unnecessary complications. mental worry. healt troubles. ill-luck.Success in love affairs. increased vitality. fevers... good income. open enemies. ill health. Causes !~feat mental worry. Rahu:· Similar to Saturn. bad luck. success in official work.ll<ld luck.Ill health. bad luck. unwelcome changes. accidents and false accusations. Sages feared this position.This is bad position. Mars:. accidents. success in political life. Ketu:-111 health inj!Iies. unwelcome news. break In services. purchase of articles of luxury. disappointments. conveyances happy relations with wife. Saturn:· Ill health. much expenditure. and thk!ves. 8th House Transits SUn:. loss of prestige.Happy news. fraud. plies and loss blood. Ketu:..

n:. luxuries. trouble from servants.Success In official wortc.. Satwn:. all round success. bank balance falls.. successful termination of pending matters good Income. good health. unwelcome changes.Oth House Transits Misunderstanding with supe<iors. may loose one of his parents. . ll>roa~ bad luck. arrival of relatives.Parents heatth will suffer. trouble from children and friends. Rahu:. only mixed results prevail.. Increased Influence. looses peace of mind. promotion in setvice or gain or an Increment overdVe... good Income. increased expenditure. Merc. unwelcome changes. dlsappolnlments unwelcome changes.-y:.. loss of prestige. Venus:· Good relation with opposite sex.Worries. study of new subjec~ lntE!(estln religious matters and occult subjects. increased expenliture.Predktlcn Based on Transit {Goettl!) Ill 9th House Transits S1. happy cer!(nonles. misunderstanlings. defeat of enemies. &ass of prestige. Mars:· Parents heatth will sutter. miwnderstandlng with parents and relatives.. Ket'" • Similar effects as of Mars and In addition some sudden misfortune. unnecessary expenditure. social success etc. sore bad luck Jupiter:· Increased Influence. loss or weatth. profit In business. J.Similar effects as or Saturn. interest in oo:~At sciences is roused.Happy relations with olhE!( sex. increased expenditure. becomes religious minded. Mars:. visits to holy places.This isnot so bad a position as one may think. ~s of money. social success. trouble w~h servants and co-workers. misunderstandings..Good Income.11:Parent~ health will suffer. increased expenditure. J. income falls. trouble In daily routine. peace of mind. fair name. losses and gains are balanced.. Mercury:. Venus:.tter:· Quarrels with superiors. s. Sat.

Ketu:. gains.Similar to Saturn. fair name etc. injury to person. good income. J.ttor.This is an excellent position.Quarrels with superiors.114 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Rahu:. defeat of enemies. loss of money.. Mars: ~ Success in govt. happy ceremonies. bank balances Increased. Gain of wealth. good name. specially feet. bad luck. bad luck. increase in family members. construction of house. Saturn:. trouble from servants. birth of son. promotion. Venus:. fair Income success In love affairs. Mars:. work. dis-appointments. articles of enjoyment. social success. . 11th House Transits Sun:. Rahu:. hoppy ceremonies.. good news.Ge<1e<ally no good reslAts are produced. study of religious books. Mercury:. good name. ill luck much expe<Jdlture worries. All round success.Good Income. short journeys. trouble In service. good income. worries.Success in undertakings. good Income. promotion. happy domestic affairs.Good health. fair name. increased influe<Jce. all round success. disappointments. happy ceremonies. loss of prestige. happy domestic affairs. Jupiter:· This is an excellent position. acquires art! des of luxuries and (Onveyance happy ceremonies. general success. good relations with other sex. peace of mind. promotion if due.Danger from fire and fraud. personal injures. happy ceremonies. gains. false accusations. 12th House Transits Sun:· Loss ol wealth. Venus:. luxuries.Success in love. recognition of merit. politi cal success. political success. ill health. general success. Involvement In litigation. fevers. friendship with great men.Loss of wealth. trouble from servants and coworkers.. trouble from relatives.Success In society. l<iatu:.

unwelcome change. constant worries. Rahu:.Similar to Saturn. loss of money.Predktlcn Based on Transit {Goettl!) 115 Satlnl:. . false accusation. disappointments. constant worries. govt displeasure. prone to epidemics. Loss of issues. personal injures. loss of prestige etc. for this position starts llle "Sade Saati" period.This is the most dreaded position. failure i n examination. Ill wealth. death in the family. Ke111:. of parents. fall from position.Injures. no good results.

11 3. 4. 7. . .. 11 6. 12 . These benefic dots alone are noted on a piece of paper.. 10. 12 I 2 4. facilitates llle calc!Aation of time of ocrurrence of future events.. II... . . 9. 12 s. 11 3. Before giving out predictions.. 4. 10. 8. . 9.. 7. 2. 6. . 8. 7. 6. 4.. . 10. se\len for the seven planets and one for the sum total of all these. ... 8. 8 4 8 7 4 3 8 6 48 . . .. . 9. The table of each planet is called 'Binna Ashtakavatgif and llle table containing the total of all these is called ·sarvashtakavarga: Every planet has got some benefic dots on account of the other six planets in addition to his own and the lagna. Total . Sun Benl!flc Points The SUn The Moon Mars Mercury IJuplter Venus Saturn Lagna . 10. 6. In this branch the seven principal planets and the Lagna only are considered. we have to draw various maps for this purpose. The maximum number of such dots given by the planet will be only eight Hence the difference between 8 and the total number of benefic dots given by a planet will represent the malefic dots of such planet but these malefic dots are not noted In the charts. s. The first draw eight charts. I. 9. 7.116 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Cliapter8 This branch of astrology known as 'Ashtakavarga: where in the benefic dots given by each planet and the Lagna are noted. 2... 11 3... 9 10. . . 11 I.. 10. . 6. 11..

11 3. 9.. . 6. . 11 3. 8. 11. ... 11 1. 12 1... 11 Total . 10. . 11 l. 6. 2.. 11 1. . 12 l. 11 6. .. 6.. . 5. 4. 7.. 3. 2. 5. 12 3. 9. 10. 7.. 6. 5. 9. 2.. 3. 10. 2. . . 4.. 7. . . 4. 12 2. 11... . 10. s.. 4. 10. 8.. .. 5 6 8 8 4 . 11 2. 11. 9. 4. 2. . .. 4. 4.. 11 1. 12 6. 8. 6. 10. .. . 7. 7. . 11 1. 4.... 11 Total . 6. . 5. 8 8 7 54 . 10. . 5. 10. 8. 6. 8. Laona . 6. .. . 8.. .. . 11 3. 10. 10. 11. 7. 10. 11 3. 3. . . 10. 8.. 6.. 3. 8. 5. .. 6... 6. 3. 6 6 7 8 7 7 4 4 49 Mars Benefic Paints The SUn The Moon Mars Mercury II uciter Venus Saturn . 10. 10. . 9. Jupiter Venus Saturn Lagna . 4. 5. 11. ... . . 8. 10. 8. 11 1. 5... 8. . 12 6. 4.Ashtf)ka vNga CllculatJ'ons 117 Moon Benefic Paints The Sun The Moon Mars ~l ercurv . 3. . 6. . . 10. 7... . 5 3 7 4 4 4 7 5 39 Mercury Benefic Points The SUn The Moon ~Iars ~l ercury . 9. . IJ upiter Venus Saturn Lagna . 8. 6. 11 l.. 11... 10. . 3. 7. .. 11 1.... 11 1. .. 7. . 3.. 9. 9.. 11 Total .....

3. . 9. 9 5 7 8 8 6 4 I liThe Sun 1 The Moon [Mars Mercury II uciter . 5... 3.. 4. 4. . 8. 4. 12 I. 5. 4. 5. 11 I. 11 2. 6. 2. 2.. 6. . 11. . . 7. 6. 12 3. . 9.. 11. 8. 2. 11 3. . I.. 2. . 8. 4.. 5. 9. 8. 10. .. 5.. 4. . . 7.. .. 9.. . 11 2. .. 3.... 6. . 10. 8. . 7. [Saturn Laona 8. . . 2. . I.9. 11 I. 8. .. 8. 9.. 9. 11 Total ... . 9. 9. 11 3. . [Mars [~lercurv IJupiter [venus [Saturn IILagna . 10.. . 3 4 . 5.. 11 Total . .. 4. 6.. . 11 3. 12 3.118 Know about Transt of P lantts Jupiter Benefic POints [The Sun 'The Moon . 2. 4.. 6.. . 10. 4. . ... ... 9.. 11. . . 7. 3. 6. 2. 5. 12 s. 12 6.5. 6... .. 5. 11..v~nus . 11. . 3 9 6 5 5 9 7 8 52 7 3 6 6 4 Saturn Benefic Points [The Sun The Moon [~Iars [~lercury Jupiter Venus Saturn Lagna . 5. .. 5. 11 I.. 8. .. 10.. 10. 9.. 6 39 The benefic dots given by all the planets amount to 337. 11.. 10. .. 7. . 10. 11 I. 11 3.. 8. . 11 Total . 10. 5.. 12 6. 10. 11. . 6. 5. 9. 8. . 11 5.7. 6.. 12 I. 10.. 11 I. 11 1. 10. . . 10. 9.. 2. 4. 12 3. . .. 3... 2. 9 56 Venus Benefic Points . 6. 4.. 3.

The res!At will be thus:· . the dots have to be counted from the place occupied by the Sun at the time or birth.Ashtf)kavNga CllculatJ'ons 119 The method of preparing AShtakavarga table is to draw a zodiacal chart on a rough sheet of paper. 4. where he occupies. 7. 6. After making all the dots in this way in an AShtakavarga of a planet total the dots and note in a lump figure. we have to count the numbers of Kataka. draw at first a blank map. Then note the benefic dots of the Sun as given in the Sun~ Ashtakavarga table. Then marl< the dots on the respective houses according to the number of benefic dots given in the above table. the benefic dots of the other planets and the Lagna will have to be noted on the same map. which will represent the total number of benefit dots given by all the planets on account of the Ashtakavarga planet. counting from the house occupied by the respective planet at the time of birth. Then sum up the dots and note them In a lump figure In the respective !louses. The benefic dots of the Moon In the Sun's Ashtakavarga are 3. 10 and II. Similarly. we shall take the following horoscope and prepare the AShtakavarga table for the Sun: Jup Sat Ven Mer 7 Sat 3 ven Mer Ket Sun 8 s 2 11 Rah lag • Mon 1 In preparing the Ashtakavarga table of the Sun. For this purpose we have to count from the Moon who Is In Kanya. for example. After noting all these dots we may have to marlc on the same map the benefic dots of the Moon. 10 and 11. The numbers to be counted therefore are I. Thus in the case of the dots given on account of the Sun. 2. For the Sun. 8.

They are s. we have to prepare a consolidated table. The dots obtained after these two reductio liS are called ·srothriya Blndus'. In addition to the seven tables. The dots In each group of the triangular signs (1.htakavarga Table for U>e Sun and It Is not necessary to note the names of the planets giving the dots. 5 & 9) are reduced ll1uS:· .ubject to two reductions koown as Trilcona Redlction and Ekadhlpathya Reduction. On similar lines. Trikona or Triangular Recklctions. This table Is called "Sarvashtakavar!}il'. The benefic dots obtained as above are called 'Suddha Bindus'.120 Koow about Transt of Plantts Sun Mar Mer Sat Sun Mer Sat Sun Mar Ven ~1on Mer (5) Mar Sat Lag (4) Sun Mon Mar Mer Sat Lag (3) (4) Mon Jup Sat Sun Lag (5) Sun Mar Jup Sat Sun Mar Mer Jup (5) Lag (5) Mar Ven Sat Lag Mer Ven Mon Jup Mar (6) (4) Sun Lag Mer Sat (3) (3) (1) Note: · It Is sufficient to note the total figure alone In the Ar. wherein the total points oblalned for each sign from the seven tables should be noted. the Ashtakavarga T ables for ll>e other six planets should be prepared.

Leo Md Sagittarius. Put this In Leo and zero In Aries and Sagittarius. (2) (3) (4) If there is no point in any of these three signs. no reductioo need to be made. If the dots in the three signs are equal.Ashtf)ka vNga CllculatJ'ons 121 Ill If the benefic dots in the triangular signs are different. The figures are 3. the figures in the three signs should be removed. deduct the least dots from each of the three figures and put the balance in the signs. 4 and 3. Illustration:. we have to deduct 3 from 4 which yields 1. Applying Rule I.Fa< the horoscope mentioned In this Chapter the Ashtakavarga table for the Sun alter the first reduction is as below:4 3 5 4 5 5 I 5 Ashtakavarga 4 Sun's 3 6 3 1 0 0 0 I lf--+---'---+--~ <D ] 2 After u @ n I Reducti on 4 <D I • 1 10 7 @ No. the figure in the third also should be removed.1 lf--+---. Then .---+--~ <D· •® 0 2 0 0 First take Aries and Its triangular sign. If there are no points in any two of the three signs.

Deducting ! from 5 as per Rule t Taurus gets 4. Next comes cancer and its triangular signs. the dots to be noted in these three skjns are !. Now all the signs being filled up.122 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets take Taurus and its triangular signs.1 and 5. the dots in the two hooses ol each planet (excepting the Sun and the Moon) are Ia ken up for consideration. Ekadhlpathya Reduction does not apply. since the Sun and the Moon. (!) (2) (3) Ia) (b) (4) The rules for making this reduction are as under:If there are planets In both the houses or a planet. the figures or the Reduction No. Applying Rule 1. Scorpio and Pisces. If the figures are unequal. After this reduction. (b) If the figure in the occupied sign is greater than that or the unoccupied sign. remove both. The points obtained In the Reduction No. 2. the points in which are 5. Put these figures in the respective signs. remove the figure In the later. the first reduction becomes complete. (c) If the figures in both the hooses are equal. IS) When there Is no figure In any or the two houses. who govern these signs own only one hoose each. The figures in lllesesigns are 5. I in those houses need not be disturbed. 3 and 5. For Cancer and Leo. FO< this purpose. 4. If the figures In the two hooses are equal. EkiJdhipatfrya Reduction should be made. Libra and Aquarius. . reduce the larger figure to the smaller. make the later figure equal to the former. When a planet 0< planets occupy only one or the two houses ol a planet the following rules should be applied: (a) If the figure in the sign occupied by a planet is smaiiE!f than that In the unoccupied sign. Ekadhipathya Reduction This reduction should be made with reference to the planetary occupations In the Bl11h Chal1 after Reduction No. 0. 1 should there be noted here also. Applying Rule ! . Is made. Virgo and capricorn. Virgo 0 and capricorn 4. 1. remove the latter. no reduction need be made. Then comes Gemini and its triangular signs. the Ashtlkavarga or the Sun after the first reduction is 1. When both the houses of a planet are not occupied. The points in these signs are 4. 2 and 0. 6.

Aquarius and Capricorn. Accordingly. 4 should be reduced to the smaller In Illustrating the Ekadhlpathya Reduction. He<e also Rule 4 applies. Let us then examine the houses of Sarurn. As there is no point in one of the two houses. no reduction need be made as per rule 4 and the ze<os. viz. 0 0 (1) 4 1 CD 2 Sun Reduction No. III (13) 1 1 2 CD 0 2 0 • @ Juplter. Aries and Scorpio. let us take the houses of .Ashtf)kavNga Cllculttions 123 Illustration:. Doing so... viz. rule 4 applies and no reduction Is therefore necessar)< The ne><t two signs for consideration are Taurus and libra. I 1 4 @ CD • 1 1 10 7 (1) •@ 8 CD• 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 @ 1 (1) CD• 2 2 0 Sun Reduction No. Rule 4 applies. IAz. Then let us conside< the two houses of Mars. the houses of Venus. Pisces and Sagatarius. Then Ge<nini and Virgo. ~ there Is no figure In Pisces. Rule 3 applies and since the figures in these signs are un~ual section (b) will apply.we shall take tile horoscope noted in this chapter. as they are. should only be noted. As there Is no point In l i bra. the houses of Mercury are to be considered. the larger figure. Rahu occupies capricorn but he Is not taken as a planet for the Ashtakavarga and hence we have to assume that there is no planet in the houses of Saturn.

1 should be noted here also. Similarly. This figure is called Srothriya Bindu. In the Ashtakavaroa of Mercury. Saturn~ transit will cause .124 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets figure. For cancer ard Leo no reduction need be made as per Rule 5 and the same figures obtained from Reduction No. uncle and education. In the Ashtakavarga of the Moon. The Sun Is In Cancer ard the 9'' place is Pisces. The balance will show the asterism which II transited by Saturn there will be danger to mother. 2. has to be put in the middle of the chart ard it will be useful in giving out predictions according to this method. let us consider the horoscope mentioned urder this chapter. either his father or his paternal uncle <lies or at least gets troubles. Jupiter's transits on the signs arrived at will favour education and new acquaintances. Counting this from Aswini. the figure In the 4" from Mercury should be taken Into consideration lor the determination of the loss of f rierds. the third place from Mars In his Ashtakavarga should be taken into consideration for firding out the time of death of the native~ brother. The multiplied figure is 52. When Saturn tran~ts this asterismor its triangular asterisms of Punarvasya and Visaka. The dots in the third place lrom Mars before reductions will shOw the number of brothers. 13 in this case. viz. viz. the figure In the S " from Juplter should be consldered to flr<:t out the asterisms. the dot in the 4" from the Moon should be multiplied by the Srothriya Bindu and divided by 27. The total number of the reduced figures in the Ekadhipathya Reduction T able. In the Ashtakavarga or Juplter. Divide the product by 27 and take the balance. multiply the total of the figures after reductions ( Stothriya bindu) by the figure of the Ninth sign from ll>e Sun in the As~akavarga before reductions. the resultant asterism is Purvapadrapadha. provided the Dasabhukti is also bad. When Saturn passes through such asterism or its triangular asterisms. The dot in this sign before reductions is 4 and the Srothriya Bindu is 13. Note the asterism counting the balance from Aswini i n case the native is born in the Bright Half of the Lunar Month and from Sravlshta in the case of a person born in the Dark HaW. Planetary Ashtakavargas In the Ashtakavarga of the Sun. there will be danger to father. which when divided by 27 yields a balance of 25. As an illustration.

thoo the figures of Vrishaba will be summed up and noted in the sign Vrishaba of the Sarvashtakavarga Table and so on. For example. The sign which has the largest figure Is generally auspicious to the native and all good works should be commenced having this sign as lagna. Aries. the 8"' house from Saturn should be for the determination of the death of the native. Tenlh House labour and Twelfth House expenditure and If a native gains much. The dots in the 5" house from Jupiter or the Ascendant (whichever is stronger) will show the number of children. Taurus and Gemini represenllngthe first part of the Native's life.Ashtf)kavNga Cllculttions 125 danger to sons or daughters while j upiter's transits will favour birth of sons and daughters. The twelve signs of the Sarvashtakavarga may be divided into three parts of four signs each commencing from Pisces as follows: · Part I Part II Part Ill Pisces. Sarvashtakavarga Sarva. . A person will be happy W the figure In the II" Is greater than that In ll>e 10'' . Leo. and while that i n the Lagna is greater than that in the 12". Sagittarius. while that In the 12" 1sless than that of the ll" . If there are more than 30 points in any house of the Sarvashtakavarga table that house Is said to be a beneficial one and the planets when passing through this sign produce beneficial results. Cancer. The idea underlying this is Ill at the Eleventh House represoots gains. Virgo and Ubra representing the middle part of the life. the 7"' house from Venus should be taken into account for the determination ol the time of danger to wife or ll>e time of marriage. spending little and labouring less he will naturally be happy. Juplter's transit will favour marriage. Capricorn and Aquarius representing the last Part of his life.shtaka is a consolidated table showing the total figures of the Seven Ashtakavargas for each of the twelve signs. And Scorpio. In the Ashtakavarga of Venus. the dots i n Mesha In the seven Ashtakavargas before reducUon will be summed up and put in the sign Mesha in the Sarvashtaka Table. If the ligure is between 25 and 30 the effect will be neither good nor bad but If ~ Is below 25 the results will be bad. ~onsidered In the Ashtakavarga of Saturn.

the middle part of his life will be so: and if the lllird part is so.126 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of P lanets Add togelhe< the fig~e of the fo~ signs in each part. if the second part is so. . the last part of his life will be so. If the figures of llle first part is largest llle first part of a person~ life will be prosperous.

authority and finances. venus. around which all planets resolve. If the Sun Is In conjunction with Mercury.. Rahu and Ketu are enemies. Much belle< results are proposed.s on the tl'lngs associated with the llouse In which he Is placed. the lord of presentation. The Sun In the 6th house will not p<ove good for the sisters and daughters of the native. The Sun provides good results It placed In houses 1 to 5. eulogized as Vishnu. and lOth are bad houses for the Sun. 7th.Ashtf)kavNga CllculatJ'ons 127 Cliapter9 q>fanets in 'Various Houses aruf tlieir CR. The Moon. Consequently In theIst house he will create llealth problems for the native. The soul in human body and the power of rendering bodily services to othe<s have also been refe<red to the S<>1 • a royal planet ol power. His prese<1ce means the "day• and absence means the . The power of light i n the sky.pneates Sun: Effects and Remedies The Sun. is the father <>f our solar system. The 6th. If obstacles are created against him by a person that person Is bound to meet his doom. the permanent house and the house of exattation of the Sun. In the 2nd house he wi ll affect the family and Its comforts absolutely adversely. tn tile 7th he will face obstades In the comforts . The Mars in the 6th and Ketu in 111e 1st house make the Sun produce restAts ol an exalted planet If the 5!>1 Is exalted or placed In an auspicious house of a pe<son~ horoscope lle Is bound to rise higher and higher In power and position. The Sun gives adve<se effect. whereas the 7th house is in the house of debilitation..8.. the power of presentation and progress are represented by the Sun. where the Saturn.11 and 12.9. the Jupite< and the Mars are the planets frie<1dly to the Sun.night. The first is the Pucd<a Ghar. the tempe<ature of the earth.

In the lOth. The effects of the Sun in both the situations in differoot houses are as below: Sun In lst House lleneflc: 1. If there is no planet in the 7th house the marriage before 24th year will prove lucky for the native. Malefic Sun in the 1st house and Mars In the 5th house will cause the death ol sons. The Sun ofthe 9th house will destroy the comforts ofthe forefathers and perhaps deprive the native of their properties. Malefic: The native~ father may die In early childhood. The native will be fond of constructing religious buildings and digging of wells for public purposes. <>therwlse the 24th year of the native would prove hkjhly disastrous for him Remedial Measures: 1. Having sex In the day time will make the wife constantly Ill and have lnreetion of tuberculosis if Venus is placed in the 7th house. then the Sun will not be afraid of Saturn and he will destroy the Wnus as both are natural enemies in the house where he is placed. if Satunn is being aspected by Sun. The Sun of the 8th house will save the native from death in c:ritical situations. Marry before 24th year of life. The Sun in the 12th house destroys the comforts ol the nigti hour sleep of the native. On the contrary. llle malefic Sun In the 1st house and Saturn In the 8th house will cause llle death of wives. Venus when Sun is being aspected by Saturn because Sa tum and Wnus are great friends. He will have permanent source of livelihood · more from the governmoot. Don't have sex with wife during the day time. The Sun inthe lith increases aoo multiplies llle Income of the native manifold. meat and eggs. Install a hand pump for water in )<>ur ancestral house.128 Koow about Transt of Plantts <>f the wife. Slmlla~y. 3. The Sun will not be able to harm. Money earned from honest soun:es will keep multiplying. 2. one after the other. one after the other. the Sun will affect the father adversely. not on ears. . if he does not augment the power of Saturn by consumption of liquor. He will believe only his eyes.

The Sun in the 2nd will be<ome more auspicious wthe Moon is placed in the 6111 house. Disputes regarding wealth po-operty and wife will spoil the native. jiggery. When Sun in 2"" Hou~ and Rahu in the 9th house makes the native a renowned artist or painter. mannar. otherwise the native will be destroyed altogether. When Sun in 2nd House and Mars in the 9th house makes him fashionable. Malefic: 1. taste. wealth. 3. widows. mustard oil and almonds to religious ploces of worship. When Sun In 2"• Hou~ and Ketu In the Blh house will make the native very truthful. siste~. wife..e. Mars in the 8th house makes the native exlremely greedy if the Sun In the 2nd house Is Inauspicious. Never accept donations if the Moon is placed in the 8th house and the Sun in the 2nd house is not auspicious. The native will be ~lf·dependenl ~killed in handiwork and would prove highly helpful to parents. The Sun In the 2nd house. Con~tiiKt ~mall dark room in the left side at the end of your house. When Sun in 2'• House and Ketu in the 9th house makes him a great technician. .PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 129 4. cows. 2. 6. 5. mate mal unc le~. Mars In the 1st and Moon In the 12" house make the native~ condition critical and pathetic In every 2. Sun In 2nd House -.:: 1. 3. When Sun in 2nd House the generous nature of the native would put an end to growing enemies. 7. 4. 5. Donate coconut. The Sun will affe<t very adversely the things and relatives associated with the planets inimical to the Soo i.e. 4. Either of the spouse must stop eating "'GU R" i. mother etc. daughters and in-laws. Remedial MaMures: 1.

. the neighbours of the native will be destroyed. He will have constant source of Income. Serve Olhe<s with rice 0< lrilk. If the Sun is not auspicious in the 3rd house and the Moon is also not auspicious In the horoscope. Obtain blessings of tile mother by keeping her happy. there will be daylight robbery or theft in the native's house. self·dependant and having younger brothers. the native will earn great profit through certain new researdles. If Jupiter is also with the Sun in the 4th house. kind and a good administrator. The native will be wise. 4. He will leave a legacy of great riches for his off springs after death. Malefic: 1. the native will make good profits through gold and silver trade. the forefathers would have been poo< 3. 2. If the 1st house is afflicted. Sun In 4th House Benefic: 1. 3. 3.130 Know about Transt of Plantts 2. spedally rice. 3.:: 1. silver and milk. 3. The Mercury in the lOth or 4th house will make such a native a renowned trader. Avoid accepting donations. 2. Remedial Melosu"'"' 1. property and ladies. 2. Sun In lrd House -. Manage to avoid disputes involving wealth. If the 9th house Is atnlcted. The native will be rich. He will be blessed with divine grace and will earn profits intellectual by pursuits. Practice good conduct and avoid evil deeds. He will be interested in astrology and mathematics. 2. If the Moon Is with the Sun In the 4th house.

:: 1. Saturn are placed in 9th and 12th houses. the native will be bestowed honour by the government everywhere. Inimical to Sun. . If the Sun In the 5th Is Inauspicious and jupiter Is In lOth. harm others. The progress and prosperity of family and children will be assured. This tendency ~ tima tely produces very bad resu~s. 3. If the Mars Is placed In the lst or Bth house and Rahu. the wife of the native will die and wives In subsequent marrlaoes will also die 2. If the Saturn is placed in the 4th house he becomes victimised by niglt blindness. cloth will give very good resu~. but this position will not be good for children of the native. 3. Remedial Measures: 1. 4. Do not take up business associated with iron and wood. the enemies will be destroyed. but his fortunes will not dwindle. the native~ eye will become seriously defective. 2. silver. The native becomes greedy. Ketu. 2. If theist house Is placed with any planet. the Venus is in the 5th and Saturn is in the 7th house. Business associated with gold. sons of the native will die. Malefic: 1. inclined to commit theft: and likes to 2. If the sun In the 5th house Is Inauspicious. The native will become impotent if the Sun in the 4th is inauspicious and the ~loon is placed in the 1st or 2nd house. the native will lead King's IWe. If the Sun is inauspicious in the 4th house and Mars is placed in the lOth house. Sun in 5th House -. and Saturn Is placed In 3rd. 3. If jupiter exalted Is placed In 9th or 12th house.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies Ill Malefic: 1. Distribute alms and food to the needy people.

Native will be lucky. great fortune will follow. 2. Always keep Ganga)al ln the premises of your house. 5. If Sun is in 6th house and Kel\J in 1st or 7th house then the native will have a son and after the 48th year. Will also affect native health adversely. Ancestral customs and ril\Jals should be stticdy followed. 3. Build your kitchen in the eastern portion of your house. If there is a no planel in the 2nd house. 4. Drop a little the quantity of mustard oil on the ground continuously for 43 days. 4. If ~Iars is placed in the lOth house the native~ sons will die one after the other . 2. . will have beautiful spouse and will benefit from that government. Mars and Jupiter in the 2nd house. SUn in 6th House Benefic: the family progress and happiness will be destroyed. the native will gel a government Job In the 22nd year of his life. Do not delay in having a child. 2. After taking dlnne< blow off the tire ol the kitchen stove by sp~nkllng milk over it. Underground furnaces should not be constructed with in the premises ol the house. If Sun is in the 6th house and Moon. Offer wheat or Gur to monkeys. 2. 3. prone to anger. 3. The native's son and maternal family will face bad times. otheovi.132 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedial Measures: l. Remedial Measures: 1. Mercury in the 12th house causes high blood pressure. Malefic: 1. 3. following tradition will be beneficial.

Nobody woukt be able to harm him. impatient & will have ill health. Gove<nment favours will accrue from the 22nd year of life. Lessen the amount of san Intake. Remedia l -res: 1. the native will have unending sources of income. If the Mercury is exalted or Mercury in the 5th or 7th house is as pee ted by Mars. ~lalefic Sun in the 7th and Mars or Saturn in the 2nd or 12th house and Moon in the 1st house cause lep<osy or leucoderma. Here the Sun makes the native truthful. saintly and king like. Incidents of fire. 2. members of his falrily together. 2. 2. the native will occupy a lrinisterlal position In the government 2. Native will be short tempered.Pldllets ln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies Ill Sun in 7th House Benefic: 1. S<NVIng and rearing up a block cow or a cow without horns. Offe< a little piece ol your chapali to the fire of the kitchen before taking your meals. Start any work after taking a little sweet with water. ~Iars or Moon are placed in the 2nd house. Sun In 8th House Benefic: 1. . If the Sun is inauspicious in the 7th house and Jup~e<. If Jupiter. 3. Malefic: 1. 2. Obstacles from the governme<1t diseases like tuberrulosis and asthma will victimise the native. Mercury in the 2nd house will create econorric crisis. the native will encounter the death of several Malefic: 1. embalmme<1t and other family troubles will madde<1 the native who may go to the exte<1t ol becoming a recluse or committing suicide. but make sure that the cow Is not white. <1. Venus or any malefic planet is placed in the 11th house and Merrury is malefic in any other house.

Malefic: 1. Native will be lucky. Native will be evil and troubled by his brothers. 2. Throw copper coins in a burning pyre (Chita) whenever possible.134 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedial Measures: 1. after 34 years. Remedial Measures: 1. If Mercury is in the 5th house. 5. Avoid extreme anger and extreme softness. Never live in U>e house facing south. . If the Saturn Is In the 4th house. The native will always be suspldous about others. Always eat something sweet and drink water beforl! starting any n~ work. 4. 2. 3. Donate silver articles frequentiy. Malefic: 1. good health and financially stronger. good naturl!d will have good family life and will always help others. Never lceep a white cloth in the house. Never accept articles of sliver as gifts or donation. Throw Gur (jaggery} in running water SUn in 9th House Benefic: l. the native will have fortune. 3. 3. Ancestral pots and utensils of brass must be used and not sold. 2. Disfavour from government and loss of reputation. 2. Benefits and favours from government. 2. SUn In lOth House Benefic: 1. The native will get a government J ob and comforts of vehicles and servants. the native's father will die In his childhood.

If Venus and ~lercury are together. he will have a short life span. If the Sun is in the lOth house and Moon is in the Sth house the native will have a very short Iffe. 3.eflc: l. If the other evil planet is in the 1st house. the native will be deprived of government favours and benefits. Keep almonds or radishes near the head of the bed and offer it In the temple next day for long life and children. If the 4th house is without any planet. Never wear blue or black clothes. If the native is vegetarian he will have three sons and will himself be head ol the house and will get benefits from government. 2. Abstain from meat and wine. Throwing a copper coin In a river or canal for 43 years will be highly beneficial. the native will not be able to sleep peacefully at night . then one will benefit from business and the native will always have steady source of Income. 3. Remedial Measures: 1. 2. If Ketu In the 2nd house the native will earn wealth after 24 years and will have good family life. financial loss from machineries and will be punished by the government.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 135 2. Abstain from liquor and meat. SUn In 11th House -. The Moon Is In the 5th house and the Sun Is not aspetted by good planets. Remedial Measures: l. -lc: 1. -lc: Native will suffer from depression. SUn In 12th House llenellc: 1. 2.

agriculturalland. this house will come under thecombined Influences of the Mars. Mars or Jupiter. mother~ family. the 2nd in the 49th year and the 3rd cycle falls In the 94th year of the native. For her protection. mental 2. When the Moon Is also placed therein. Moon: Effects and Rernedes Moon governs over impregnation.. The Sun and Mars will el<tend all friendly support to their nat. 5. 4. Sun and Mars are Moon~ friends. The Moon provides very good results~ placed in houses I. The placement of the Ketu in the 4th house causes Matri Rina i. drying up of a person~ well or pond. heart. the 1st house belongsto Mars and Sun. Always forgive )')ur enemies. 8th. She represents mother. 4. birth of a child and llle animal instintt. Native should always have a courtyard in his house. The death of a domestic milk animal or a horse. grandmother.e. 2. 7 and 9 whereas the 6th. He will be either the eldest brolller or will certainly . debt. lOth. whereas Saturl\ Rahu and Ketu are inimical to her. horse. llle ascendant house.e. conception. 51st and 86th year of the native and similarly its Ist cyde falls in the 24th year. Keep a Chal<ld in the house. 3. the Moon sacrifKes her frieolly pta nets .-al friend. The Jup~er.e. stands exalted in llle 2nd house of Taurus and becomes debilitated In the 8th house of Scorpio. Consequently all llle ill effects would be warded off. Such native will be soft·hearted and will Inherit all the traits and qualities of his mother. The Moon~ effect comes up in the 16th. Moon placed on the throne I. One should be religious and truthful.. navigation.-ning malefic.Lord Shlva. lith and 12th houses are bad for the ~loon. all the 3 mutual friends will be lteated as occupants of this house. services rendered for other~ welfare and the 4th house. Moon is the Lord of 4th house. In such a situation pieces of silver of equal weight and size be colletted from every member of the family and the same should 1>e thrown together into the running water of a river.136 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedial Measures: 1. 3. old women.Sun. kindness. the loss of the senses of louchlng and feeling are the signs of ~loon t. 111e Sun and the Moon I. mother~ Moon In 1St House In general.

because this Is the Puckka Ghar. Hence it is better to keep away from them. As IONJ as the native receives the blessings of his mother and keeps her happy. The Moon gives very good res<Ats In this house. Whenever crossing a river. 6.. 3.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies 1l7 be treated so.g . Venus and the Moon. Insert copper nails on the four corners of your bed. 2. Do not build a house out of your earnings between 24 and 27 years of age. but will certainly be having brothers. Keep away from the green colour and sister-in-law. will be i nfluenced by J uplter. as ~ becomes very strong here. Do not marry between the age of 24 and 27 years. I.e. Always keep a silver Thali in your house.• the sister·in·law and the green color will arrect adversely. e. the permanent house of J uplter and venus Is the lord of the second Rashl Taurus. he will continue to rise and prosper in every way. Do not keep a sliver pot or kettle with a snout (Toti) In It In the house. 4. which means that the native's life and property would be destroyed if he engages himself in such activities. Moon In 2nd House The results of the 2nd house. marry either before 24 years of age or after 27 years of age. Use Sliver pots for drinking water or milk and avoid the use of glassware for the same. Remedies 1. whe<> Moon Is placed therein. always throw coins in it for the weUare of your children. because of the friendly support of Juplter against Venus. who is inimical to Moon. 5. In case he doesn1 have. Such a native may not have sisters. Surnir<J milk (for making Khoya) or selling milk for profit would reduce or minimize the power of the Moon placed in the 1st house. Such a native should serve others with water and milk freely for long life and all round prosperity. . will prove harmful to the native. Offer water to the roots of a Banyan tree whenever you can afford. his wife will certainly have brothers. Such a native will get a life of about 90 years and will be bestowed with honours and fame by the GCivt. 8. The things and the relatives as represented by Mercury. 7.

Offering green colour clothes to small girls conti.J~ placing in the horoscope is auspicious and not harming the Moon In the 3rd. but the Moon here will ensure male offspring to the native. which will deprive the native. The things associated with the Moon. It will cause great loss or wea~h and money at the age of the malefic planet placed in the 9th house. If Keb. non·cemented floor of the house.ously for 43 days. but without affecting his education adversely.. Mercury and Moon. the economic condition of his rather will deteriorate. then Mars and Venus will give good resutls to the native because of the Moon being In me 3rd house. either of good education or of male children. Here the Moon proves highly benefiCial to ensure a long life and great wealth or riches for the native. 4..138 Koow about Transt of Plantts He will cenainly receive his ~e share in parental properties. . the education of the native will bear good fruits and prove advantageous In every manner. The native will receive good education. If the Moon Is malefic. silver.. Temple within the native~ house may deprive the native of male Issue. With the advancement of the native~ education and learning. I. 2. the mother and old women and their blessings will prove very lucky for the native. which will add to his fortune. when the Moon Is placed therein. The Ketu placed In the 12th house will cause eclipse of the Moon here. He may be a reputed teacher also. If there are no planets In the 9th and 11th houses. Moon In 3rd House The results or the 3rd house. Whatever be the planetary position otherwise.. Remedies 1. Place the things associated with the Moon into the foundation of your house.e. will be Influenced by the Mars. 3. rice. e. a square piece of silver.g . The Business associated with the things or the Moon will prove highly advantageous..

He will receive honour and faVO\JrS from the government along wtth riches and will provide peace and shelter to others. the native will be economically very stroog and wealthy. e. will have a ve<y adverse effects on Income. Remedies 1. The male planets will help the native like sons and the female planets like daughters.. Offer llilk in place of water to llle guests. The use of. To avoid the ellil effects of a malefic planet in the 8th house. The native will be a reputed and honoured person with solt heart and all sorts of riches. .l'ed for the native. 4. Good education will be ensl. parental profession will sutt him.. serve the guests and others by offering them milk and water freely.g. In other words. Moon In 4th House The resuns of the 4th house are the general product of the total i nfluences of MOO I\ the lord of tile 4tll Rashi Cancer and the permane<1t resident of the 4th house.g . Obtain blessings of your mother or the elderly women by touching their feeL The 4th house Is the river of income which will cooUnue to increase expenditure. and association with the things represented by the Moon will prove highly beneficial to the native. Offer in donation the things associated with the Moon..<nlng of milk for making Khoya. after the birth ol a daughter and the things associated with the Sun e. 3. 2. Worshipping Goddess Ourga and obtaining the blessings ol small girts by touching their feet aner serving them food and sweets. Do not make use o/ your daughter~ rooney and wealth. expenditure will augment income. etc.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies 139 Remedies 1. silver or rice. life span and mental peace. Selling ol milk for profit and bl. If jupiter i s placed in llle 6tll house and Moon in the 4th. 1 fa person has roortgaged certain valuables to the native. He will inherit all the traits and qualities of his mother and will face the problems of life boldly like a lion. wheat and jagge<y when a son is born. he will never come lxlck to demand iL If Moon be placed wltll 4 planeiS In the 4th house. Here the Moon becomes ve<y strong and powerful in every manner.

the natlve will be d~troyed If he be<omes greedy and selflsh. Moon In 6th House This house is affected by 111e ~1ercury and Ketu. 3. the native should visit places of worship along with his grandfather and offer their oblations by placing their forehead at the feet of the deity. Remedies 1. the more the income. 5. He may not do well In business but certainly re<elve favours and honours f rom the government. Anyone suppO<ted by him will win. The more the eJCI)enses. 5. 4. 12111 and 4th !louses. The Moon In the 5th house wlllglve 5 sons If the Ketu Is well placed and benefic even W111e Moon is joined by malefic planets. will 1>e influenced by 111e Sun. 4. the Ketu and the Moon. when the Moon is placed therein. If he falls to keep his plans a secret. The native will re<eive education with obstacles and will have to struggle a lot for reaping the benefits of his educational achievements. Before beginning any auspiOous or new work. By his education and learning the native will underlake several measur~ for others welfare.140 Koow about Transt of Plantts 2. 8111. Acting upon the advice of another person before trying to harm anybody will ensure very good results and a life of about 100 years. Avoid becoming greedy and over selfish. The Moon in 111is !louse will be affected by the planets placed In 111e 2nd. 2. The native will adopt j ust and right means to earn wealth and will not yield to wrong doing. Deceit and dishonesty towards others will affect you adversely. Adultery and flirtation will be seriously detrimenlal to the native~ reputation and prospe<ts of wealth gains. For warding off the evil generated by 111e Jupiter placed in 111e lOth house. llut the oll1ers will not do good to him. Further. Never use abusive language to ward off troubles. Moon In 5th House The res~Jits of the 5th house. Public service will enhance income and reputation of 111e native. his own men will damage him seriously. 3. Keep control over your tongue. . place a pitcher or any container filled wah milk in lhe house.

when 2nd. When the Moon Is placed here. Digging of wells for public will destroy the issues. 4.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 141 If the Moon is placed in the 6"' and. It can be given only at religious places or worship. 3. but digging of wells in a hospital or within the premises ol cremation ground will n01 be ha rmt ul. But rf the Moon is malefic in the 6th house and Mercury is placed in 111e 2nd or 12th house. The 1st house aspects the 7th house. ha~~e seve<e eye defects Remedies 1. Moon In 7th House The 7th house belongs to Venus and Mercury. the results or this house will be affected by the Venus. the native will have suicidal tindendes due to poverty Similarly. Educational achievements will prove fruitful for earning money or weahh. 4th. NeYer take milk during rlghl But intake of milk during day time and use or milk treated with lime (Phatha milk) and cheese during nlg~ is permissible. adverse effects In milk trade. He may or may not have properties but will certainly have cash money In hand always. Do not offer milk as donatioo. The 7th Moon also denotes conftlct between the native's w~e and mother. 8th and 12th houses are also auspicious. Mercury and Moon. He will ha~~e good potential tor being a poet or astrologer. The nati~~e wotAd enliven a dying person by putting a few drops of water in his mouth. which means that lhe things and the relatives represented by lhe Moon will provide highly beneficial and good results. 2. Disobedience towards mother may cause overall tensions and troubles. Serve milk to your father with your own hands. Consequently the rays or the Sun from the 1st house would be enlightening the Moon If placed in the 7th. Avoid marriage In the 24th year of your lite. if the Moon is malefic and the Sun is placed in the 12th house. Venus and Mercury combined together rpe the effects or the Sun. Remedies 1. then the native or his wife or both will and troubles. or else he may be characterless and will have great love tor mysticism and spiritualism. .

142 /Cft(}w about TriJ/Ist of Planets 2. Offer gram and pulse in places of worsl'lp. Do not bum milk for making Khoya. 5. Remedies 1. Obtain blessings of lhe old men and children by touching lhelr feel 5. Install the things associated with the Moon wi thin the hoose. religious bent of mind and love for ~lrtuous acts and pilgrimage. . Do not build any house after covering a well with roof. Remedies 1. The Moon here atre<IS lhe education of the native adversely. 3. A friendly planet In the 3rd house ensures great increase In money and wealth. who Is a great friend of lhe Moon. 3. If there is a well or pond adjacent to the parental property of lhe native.good conduct. place a square piece of sliver In the almlrah. 4. he will receive adverse results ol the Moon all lhrough his life. Ensure that in marriage your wife brings silver and rice with her from her parents. The 8th Moon often deprives the native ol his parental properties. Avoid gambling and ftirting. e. Hence the native will Imbibe the trailS and features of both lhese planets . Perform Shraddha ceremony for to your ancestors. A friendly planet In the 5th house will augment comforts and pleasures from the son and develops Intense Interest In religious deeds.. soft heartedness. 6. but if education goes well the native~ mother~ l~e will be shortened and very onen such a nati\'0 loses both • education and the mother. the evil effects of the Moon in lhe 7th house will be m~igated ij Jup~e< and Saturn be placed in the 2nd house. Bring water from the well or water tap situated wilhin the boundaries of a cremation ground and place it within your house. 2.g. Always your mother keep happy. It will ward off all the evils generated by the Moon In the 8th house. 4. Moon in 8th House This house belongs to Mars and Saturn. Never sell rrilk or water for profit. Moon in 9th House The 9th house belongs to Juplter. However. equal to her weight. He will live upto 75 years.

Hence the Moon in the lOth house ensures a long lite of about 90 years tor the native. Here the Moon will have to face 111~ combined pow~r of its eneml~ Sarurn and Ketu.. 5. the sons of the native. Abstain from wine. If Saturn is placed in th~ 1st house. Remedies 1. The milk will act as poison W taken during night. It will wash off the poisons and evil effects generated by the Moon In the IOih house. S~N~ th~ labourers with milk. The things and busln~s represented by Saturn will prove beneficial for the native. meat and adultery. Now if Ketu is placed in the 4th house.• ~pee Iaiiy a widow. which will weaken ll>e Moon. dry mecidnes adrrinistered by him to the patient will have a magical effect for cure. metidnes in liquid form will always prove harmful to him. Moon In 11th House This hous~ Is strongly Influenced by Juplter and Sarurn.~. the life of the native's mother will be endangered. 2. 1. Moon In lOth House The lOth house is in every manner ruled by Saturn. 3. Store th~ natural water of rain or the riv~r in a container and keep it within your house tor IS years. ~Hik animals can neither live long In your house nor will they prove beneficial or auspicious.Pldllets ln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 143 2. In this way the Moon here will destroy its enemy l<etu's things. Moon and Saturn are inimical. therefore. the native's life will be destroyed by the opposit~ sex. Offer milk to snakes and rice to fish. If a surgeon. This house is aspected by the 4th house. <1. he will earn great wealth and fame for surgery. Starting house construction or purchase of a house on Sarurdays will strengthen the Saturn (the Moon's enemy) which will . Every planet placed In this house will destroy Its Inimical planets and the things associated with them. VIsits to religious places ol worship will enhance the fortune of the native. If he Is a medical practitioner. 3. If the 2nd and 4th houses ar~ empty money and wealth will rain on him. The business associated with Merc!XY wi11 also prove harmful. which Is sirrilarty ruled by Moon. Avoid taking rrilk during night.

the business and things associated with the houses where Men:ury and Ketl. drinking milk after Inserting hot piece of gold In it and visiting religious places of worship will ward off the evils of the Moon in 12th house and afso that of the Ketu in the 4th house. whereas Mercury and J<etu are his enerrles. Mars acts as amalefic In the 4th and 8th houses. Do not opoo a school. Here the Moon will have good effects on Mars and the things associated w~h Mars. The Moon in the 12th houses causes a general tear In the native's mind about numerous unfO<eseen troubles and dangers and thus destroys his sleep and peace of mind. Throw 125 pieces of sweet (Pedal in a river.l are placed will be strongly damaged.xtremes • either soft like a wax 0< hard like a stone. Mars: Effects and Remedies Mars acts on the e. . but it will harm its enemies Mercury and Ketu and the things associated with Ill em. Moon and Juplter are his friends. Ensure that the grandmother does not see her grandson. Remedies 1. 4 ~ house Is his debilitation. Never offer milk and food to religious salntstsadhus.144 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets prove disastrous for the native. The first cyde of Mars runs between the aoes 28 and 33. Wearing Gold In ears. Offer milk in Bhairo Mandir and donate milk to others l iberally. 2. Remedies 1.l In the 4th house will become weak and affect the native~ son and mother very adversely. Ketl. the 2nd belweoo 63 and 68 years and the 3rd between 98 and 103 years. The Sun. Hooce the business and things associated w~h the house in which Mars is placed will provide highly beneficial effects. Heat up a piece of gold in fire and put it in a glass of rrilk befO<e drinking it. college 0< any other educational inst~u!e and do not help children in obtaining free of cost education. Kanyadan after the midnight and participating in any marriage ceremony on Fridays will damage the fortunes of the native. 3. Moon In 12th House This house belongs to Moon's friood J uplter. 3. Rahu and Satum are neutral to Mars. Similarly. The 1st and 8th houses are the own houses of Mars and he gets exalted In the lOth house. 2. 4.

. quarrelsome and brutal. fool hardy. Association of Saturn with Mars provides physical trouble to the native. 3. 11 and 12th houses. nephews. and the relatives represented by Saturn i. Things of Ivory will give very adverse effects. faculty of argumertation and adventurous spirit. a weak and afflicted Mars makes the native lose temper qukldy. 2.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 145 but he is benefic if placed in the 1. truthful and richer from the 28th year ol age. 3. 10. . Avoid the acceptance of things free of cost or In charity. He earns large profls from tile business associated wlh Saturn l. Such a Mars mal<es the native a sexual peNert. self {Onfidence. A benefic Mars offers. machinery etc. Mars negative he<e makes the native a snake in disguise for others and causes his death in war or quarrels.e. AI/Oid them. lron. or else he or she wolAd always like to be treated so. sharp wit. But l iving and behaving like a younger brother would prove highly be<10ficial and ward off several e\11s automatlcall)< Mars In this house provides great weanh and properties from tile In-laws' farrlly. 9. Sportaneous curses from the mouth of such a native will never go waste. On the contrary. 2. Remedies 1. The general effects and remedial measures of Mars can be delineated as follows: Mars In I st House Mars In the 1st house makes the native good natured. grandsons. AssociMion with saints and Faqlrs will prove very harmful. Mars is tile signification of sex. He wins favours from the governme<1t and victory against the e<1emies without much effort. Mars In 2nd House The native with Mars In the 2nd house Is generally the eldest Issue of his parents. uncles etc. strong determination and qualities of leadership In all I>Jman pursuits. 6.e. wood. 7. Mars with Mercury in the 2nd house weakens the will power and undermines the importance of the native. 5. 4. brothers. Avoid evil deeds and telling lies. land and property and rules over the animal instincts in man.

. Remedies 1. place empty baOS of sugar on the roof of your house. Remedies 1.g . Oth~rs will he highly b~n~fited from the nativ~. 2. K~ p gr~at deer skin in the hous~.. The native believes i n the principle · ea~ drink and he merry" and suffers from blood disorders. Always keep a square piece of sliver with you. 4. one-eyed or disabled person. shop or factory.~ . The native loses peac~ of mind and suffers from jealousy to othe<s. Ensure that your in-laws make arrangements fO< providing drinking water facilities to the common peopl~. Offer sweet . To avoid havoc frO<n fire. . Be soft hearted and avoid arrogance. Humbleness will bring rewards. K~p away from black. I n-laws will become richer and richer after the native's marriage.. The native's evil mission gets strong destructive powers. ve<y adversely.• trade in cloth. to the roots of a banyan tree and put that wet soli on your navel. will provide 2.. Mars In 4th House The 4th house is ov~rall the property of Moon. Mars In 3nd House The 3rd hous~ is affected by Mars and Me<cury. mother-In-law etc. His anger becomes the cause of hisoverall destruction in various aspects of life. 3. He always misbehaves with his )<>unger brothers. K~p articles of ivO<y with )<>u..146 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedies 1. henc~ str~r>Jthen Moon.. e. t h~ properties of 111e Moon are adversely affected. Put on silve< rir>J in the left hand. he will not be the only issue of his parents. 3. Such a native affects the life of his mother.e . but h~ will not he a bl~ to receive benefit from others. Th~ fire and h~at of Mars In this house burns the cold wat~r of Moon I. 3. 2. wife. who provide brothe<s and sist~rs to the native i. The business associated with Moon. Be good to brothers for prosperity.

Saturn and Mars are placed together in one house. adventurous. mother. The native will be courageous. who is a natural friend of Mars. But II he does not accept such things. lover of j ustice and powerful enough to set fire into water. His prosperity increases manifold after the bifth of sons. the brothers. which will destroy his mental peace and night sleep too. Distribute salt In place of sweets on the birth of a male child. Hence Mars ensures very good results in thts house. The sons of the native become instruments of wealth and fame for him.y. 2. Keep water in a pot below the head side of your bed at night and drop it in a flower pot in the morning. Remedies 1. 4. His brothers should keep the native happy by offering him something or the other lor their protection and prosperity.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 147 Mars in 5th House The Sill house belongs to the Sun. But romance and emotional affairs with the opposite sex will prove highly disastrous for the native. Hence Mars In this house will keep hlmseW away from both. sisters and wife will be affected very adversely. . Maintain a good moral character. the same should be thrown In water. He will be highly benefited by the trade and business associated with Mercu. 2. Offer Shraddha to your ancestors and plant a Neem tree in the house. 3. 3. Both are mutual enemies and Inimical to Mars also. Adopt remedies of Saturn lor family corrlort. The prosperity of the native will continue to grow more and mDfe with the growtll in age. The things and relatives represented by Verus and Moon will prove benefidal in every manner.lf Sun. His pen will wield more power than the sword. Remedies 1. The male children ol the native should not wear gold. Mars In 6th House This house belongs to Mercury and Ketu. Someone of his forefathers must have been a doctor or Vaidya. Worship Ganeshjl lor parents' health and destruction of enerrles.

But if Mercury is also placed here along with Mars. Remedies l . 2. Fill an earthen pot with 'Oeshl Khand' and bury It near a cremation ground. 3. Sun light to enter It 5. a friend ot t-1ars. nurses. sister. 3. 2. slster·ln·law and widows.g. Mars here affects very adversely the younger brothers of the native. maid sen~ant. Offer rice. No plan ells considered good In this house. Offer sweel loaves of bread prepared on Tandoor to dogs . Mars In 9th House This house belongs to Jupiter. Repeatedly build a small wall and destroy il Mars In 8th House The 8th house belongs to Mars and Saturn. sister·in·law. parrot. Generally he will have as many brothers as his father had. Hence it would be better to keep away from them. Mars placed in this house will prove good in every manner to the native by ~Artue of the help and blessings of the elders. The native sticks to commitments made by him without caring for profit or loss. jaggery and gram pulse at religious places of worship. wealth. which ensures that the native's ambiUon will be fuWIIIed. propetty and family will increase.148 Koow about Transt of Plantts Mars in 7th House This house belongs to the influences of Venus and Mercury. who jointly influence llle properties of this house. l!le 7th house will be affected by Sun and Mars both. Build a small dark room at the end of your house and do not allow 4. sister. Place solid piece of silver in the house for prosperity. Remedies l . I f Mars is placed therein. Take your meals In the krtchen.. His brother~ w~e proves very fortunate for him. goats etc. Living . who colfbined together provide the effect of Sun. very adverse results will follow regarding the things and relations represented by Mercury e. Obtain blessings of widow s and wear a silver chain. Always offer sweels to daughter. 6.

The nati10! will gain a highly prestigious administrative post upto the 28th year of his age. 4. If malefic planets Rahu. 3. Remedies 1. the place of his exaltation. his family will grow richer and richer after his birth. the nati10! will gain huge wealth and large properties In llle later part ol his life along with a kingly position. Mars In lOth House This is the best position of Mars in a horoscope. Keep a pet deer In your house. Ketu and Satll'n or Venus and Moon are placed In the 2nd house. I f the native is born in a poor family. While boiling milk. it will also affect the results of Mars in the lOth house adversely. his family will become rich and afftuent after his birth. healthy and competent enough to set tra<itions. If J uplter Is In exalted position. Offer rice. If he is born in a rich family. courageous. He may earn large profits in the trade of goods associated wtth warfare. However. He will be bold. Obedience to elder brother. brother's w~e. Offer help to one-eyed and childless persons. milk and jaggery at religious places of worship. Remedies l.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 149 with brothers in a joint family will enhance all round happiness. Mars In 11th House Mars gives good results In this house. 1 f Saturn is placed i n the 3rd house. 2.. Render services to your Bhabhi i. If the native is the eldest brother he will gain a more distinct recognition and reputation in society. Mars In the lOth house but no planet in the 5th house provides all round prosperity and happiness. 3. Do not sell ancesttal property and gold of the house. Mars gives very . Do not become an atheist and follow your ttaditional customs and rituals. the aforesaid beneficial effects are reduced. because this house Is Influenced by Juplter and Saturn. 4. Further if a friendly planet is placed in the 3rd house. 2. please ensure that it should not overflow and fall on the fire.e . norms and rules In society.

whereas Mars. Rahu gives bad results In 1. Keeping Sindoor or honey in an earthen pot will give good results.. 8. Eating sweets and offering sweets to anoll1er person will increase the wealth ol the native. Affected Venus causes diseases ol tooth and nervous system. s. The native tails to understand anyll11ng and meanwhile the mysterious and mischievous Merrory turns the cycle of fort. 2. 6 and the 7th houses and gives bad results when placed In ll1e 3. humorous and diplomatic with administrative skill.s e Mercury in 1st house makes 111e native kind. Saturn. Sun Venus and Rahu are friends. Mercury Is considered malefic In the 3rd. Such a native generally lives long and becomes . Mars In 12th House This house Is Inhabited by Jupiter. Remedies 1. 2. Native is courageous and just and usually a trader.. One should never sell one's ancestral property. The author has compared Mercury with a bat. Mercury produces the ellects of the planet 0< planets it Is associated with.e In the reverse gear. 7th house Is the Pukka ghar of Merrory. ~l ercury Is considered auspicious In ll1e 1. 7 . If Mercury and Rahu both are In ll1eir auspicious houses then ~lercury causes havoc In the natives houses and produces disastrous result like putting 111e native behind the bars or creating troubles olll1e same s011. 9111 and 12th houses. 4. 11 and 12111. Merc\A'Y: Effects and Remecies Merrory is the smallest planet ol the solar system. 8111. It stands elClltted i n the 6th house and gets debilitated in the 12111 house. Mercury In 1st Hou. and K~u are neutral to him.150 Koow about Transt of Plantts good results. 9. 2. which keeps hanging upside down and pounces upon 111e face of a child at the first oppol1unlty. 8 and 11th houses. Take honey the first 111ing in the morning. 10. Its colour is green and Moon is i ts enemy. S. so now Rahu will not trouble the native notwithstanding its position in native~ hO<oscope. 1f Mercury is placed alone i n any house 111e native keeps running and wasting time here and there. This is also considered as the "Pulcka Ghar• of Rai>J. Remedies 1. so now both Mars and Jupiter will give good results.

Mercury In 3rd House Merwry In the 3rd house Is not considered good. Keep away from the things ol green colour and sister in law. Remedies 1. Keeping sheep. goat and parrots as pets Is strictly prohibited. 2. Abstain from eggs meat and liquor. eggs and liQIJOI'. Rahu and Ketu will have evil effects. Avoid consumption of me<!t. Remedies l . Malefic Mercury In llle 1st house along with Moon in the 7th house destroy the native because of intoxication. The relativesrepresented by the house in wl"ich Sun is placed gain wealth and riches w~l"in a little lime and he himself will be having many sources of income. 2. Mercury Is Inimical ro Mars. He receives favour from the government and his daughters have royal and luxurious lves. which suggests that the In laws and the offspring of the native will be adverse. destroyer of enemies and cheats. the native will be adept in the art of influe<1cing others and he will l ive like a king. Such a native will be affected by the evil effects of Mars but Sun will never give bad effects. If Mercury is in the 1st house. He will be rich. Therefore the nadve could receive benefits from his brother. Association with your sisters In law Is harmful. If Sun is placed along with Merwry in the 1st house or ff the Mercury is elCpected l>y Sun the wife of native will come from a rich and noble family and will be good natured. but he will not be be<1eficlal ro his brother 01' others.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies Ill selfish and mischievous by nature ha\Ang special attraction for non"egetarian dishes and drinks. 3. But Mars does not have enmity with Mercury. He may be able to provide sufficie<1t happiness to l"is falller. Business that requires your ~ti ng at one place would be mOI'e beneficial than the one that requires runrlng around. self centered. By virtue of Its aspects of 9th and 11th houses Merwry affects the Income and llle condition of the fa Iller very adversely. . 3. The lllings represented by Mars and 'Alnus will prove benefiCial to him. Mercury In 2nd House Merwry In llle 2nd house makes the native inteiiiQe<lt.

The native will be selrmade man and will receive benefits from agricultural land. stationery. Feed birds and donate a goat 3. North lacing house will give bad results. Putting on ~lver chain lor mental peace and golden chain lor gaining wealth and property. Mercury In 5th House Mercury in this house makes the native happy. Spontaneous utterances from the mouth of the native will certainty prove true. 4. wealthy and wise. 2. Sth. good trader and receives favours from the goverrvnent. 3. 2. However Mercury in this house effects the Income and health of another person adversely. 3. Serve monkeys by offering jaggery. Mercury In 6th House Mercury becomes exa~ed in the 6th house. Distribute medicines of asthma. Don't live in a south ladng house. It gives very good results lithe Moon or any male planet is placed in 3rd. Wear a copper coin in wh~e thread lor obtaining riches. Clean your teeth w~h alum everyday. A Gomukhl house (narrow atlhe front and wider at the end) would prove highly auspicious where as Shermukhl house (wider at the front and narrower at the end) would prove highly disastrous. Mercury in 4th House The native in the 4th house is considered fortunate. Remedies 1. 2. very dear to his mother.1S2 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedies l. Daughter's marriage In . Remedies 1. Serving cows for the happiness of wife and good ludc. but II Moon and Jupiter are not placed In good houses. 9th and 11th houses. Good or evil words from his mouth will never go waste. Mercury wo!Ad provide malefic effects. Putting kesar tilak regularly lor 43 days on lore ·head. printing press and trade.

Remedies 1. Remedies 1. 2.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tttet Remedies 113 Ill~ n01th direction will mak~ he< unhappy in ev~ry way. 3. . 2. Saturn In the 3rd house will make the wffe~ family very rich. eye problem. If a Moon Is placed In the 1st house. Mercury In 8th House Mercury gives very bad reslAts In 8111 house. 3. Do not k~p relaUonShlp with sister In laws of spoilt charKter. victimized by dls~ases and during the age 32· 34 his Income goes down by haff. Starting any important work in the presence of a girl or daughters. overseas journey will be advantageous. may have to be hospitalized or may have to wander from place to place. If Rahu Is also piKed In the same hous~ Ill~ native may halle to go to jail. Put a ring in llle nose of your daughter. The poo of llle native wields more pow~r then th~ sword. Get an earth~n pot filled with honey and bury it in the cremation ground or deserted area. lt Is more hermfullf some planet Is placed in t~ 2nd house. 3. Burying a bottle filled w~h Ganga water into th~ agricultural land. tooth and vein troubles. Mercury In 7th House In a mal~ horoscop~. Bad results accrue if Mars is also placed lllereln. In a female horoscope it produces good result. ~lercury here causes disfavour from the government and diseases like blood disorder. as well as big loss in business. Avoid speculation. Place milk or rain water in a container on the roof or the house. Avoid any business In partnership. 2. Th~ sist~r of th~ native's wife will pro~ highly helpful In every matter. Putting on a silver ring in the left hand of ones wife. but ff It Is piKed along with a male planet It will give good effects of the associated planet. M~rcury in the 7th hous~ prov~s highly booelicial for ot~rs for whom Ill~ nativ~ wishes well. or with flowers in hand proves auspicious. Remedies 1. The nati~~e lilies a hard life.

Remedies 1. Mercury does give very advantageous results. Offer mushroom filled in an earthen pot to a religious place. However the children of native will be well educated and get married in very rich and noble families. 2. It causes ~ontinuous mental restlessness and defamation of various types. 6. Here ~lercury causes loss of wealth. Remedies 1. Avoid the use of green colour. 4. J(etu and Jupiter are placed in 1. Get yours nose pricked. 3. . Mercury In lOth House Merrury in the lOth house provides favour from the government. 2. Gives good sources of livelihood. Do not accept any Tabeez from a sadhu or faqlr. At the age of 34 the naUve undertakes works of extreme foolishness. He manages to get his work done In every way. Mercury In 11th House Mercury in this house gives bad results. but residency in such a house gives very bad result and can be disastrous. Avoid green colour and emerald. because ttl is house beJongs to Jupiter and Merrury remains inimical to it. Even hard work is not awarded. 3. Do not accept any tabeez from any sadhu or faqir. If Moon. 2. 3.1S4 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury in 9th House MerOJry provides very bad results in the 9th house also. because of enemity to Jupiter. Offer rice and milk in religious places. 7. Do not keep a widowed sister or father's sister In your house. Wear copper coin In neck In a white lhread or sliver chain. Consumption of eggs. 9 and lith house~. loss of mental peace and loss of reputation. Remedies 1. it will never be malefic. 4. The business ol such a native flourishes in a shermukhi house. meat and liquor are strictly prohibited.

Jupiter provides good results If placed In houses I. 7th and the lOth are the bad houses for him. 8.J uplter offers malefic results if he is placed with Saturn. He loses peace of mind and very often suffers from lleadache. Mercury in 12"' house is considered harmful for males. Rahu. 4. He stands exalted In the 4th house and the lOth house. However. where as Mercury and Venus are enemies to him. Taldno advice of anotherpe<son before SQrUng any new or Important work Juplter: Effects and Remedies Jupiter represents 'Thursday· and the yellow colour. Sth and 9th houses. Jupiter gives bad <esults when Venus or Mercury get placed In the lOth house of a lloroscope. Saturn along with Sun and Mercury in 12th house also gives good <esult. Throwing new empty pitcher In a rive< 2. Marriage In the 25th year will prove harmful for the native's wife and father. Ketu and Saturn adopt neutrality to him. if ~tercury I~ accompanied by Saturn in this hou~ very good results follow. however. Remedies 1. Such persons are generally self praising and of irritable nature. The Sun. Is the house of his debilitation. Daughters. 1upiter never gives bad result s ~ placed alone In any house. Rahu or Ketu in a lloro scope. A malefic I uplter affects the Ketu (son! very adversefy. . Speculation in business will prove harmful. head and visiting religious places of worship. Mars and Moon are his friends. 9 and 12. If such a native is fond of taking liquor he will be of pretentious nature. but 6th. sisters. 3. He has a long life but suffers from poison. Putting on a ring of stainless steel. father's sister and niece will be unhappy as long as they are living in the native·s house. although. he will ensure to stidc to it in every manner. Putting kesar tllak on face. He Is regarded as 'Karaka' for 2nd. but is not bad for females.Pldllets ln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies Mercury in 12th House Mercury here destroys night's sleep of the native and causes troubles of many sorts. If something right or wrong goes into his mind. S.

wealth and property will get destroyed. Venus and Saturn to tile religious places. 6. 4. avoid use wine.1S6 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Jupiter i n 1st House Jupiter in the 1 st house makes the native necessarily rich.ild a house. Juplter In 2nd House The results of this house are affected by Jupiter and Venus as ~ IIley are together In tills house. meal and eggs stricdy. Hence both will affect each other adversely. He may be llenefited by lottery or property of a person having no Issues. If Saturn is placed in the 9th house. If Saturn is placed in the 5th house. if the native engages himseW i n the trade of gold or Jewellery. 3. even if he is deprived of learning and education. He will rise every 8th year of his life til rough his own efforts and with the help ol friends in the government If the 7th house is not ocrupied by any planet success and prosperily will come after the marriage of the native. then the things of Venus like wife. . He will be healthy and never afraid <>f enemies. 2. As long as the wife of the native is with him. The native Is admired by females and Inherits the property of his father. donl bt. 6th and 8th houses are auspldous and SatiJrn Is not placed In the IOtll. ~ the 2nd. SI!Ning cows and helping untouchables. Jupiter in the 1st house and Rahu i n the 8th causes tile death of the native~ father because of heart attack or asthma. the native will continue gaining honour and wealth despite the fact that his w~e and her family may be suffering because or Ill health and other problems . Venus and Jupiter are inirrical to each other. If Saturn Is In 11th or 12th house. ward·ofrthe evil effects of Mercury by putting on silver in the nose. Consequently. don1 buy machinery associated with Saturn. though venus may be placed anywhere i n the chart. Remedies l. Offer the tllings of Mertury. Jupiter in 1 st house along with the Saturn in the 9th house causes health problems for the native. Marriage or construction of a house wrth one's own earnings i n the 24th or 27th year would prove inauspicious for the longevity of the father's life. 5.

the native will receive divine help. If jupiter is accompanied by inimical planets in the 3rd the native is destroyed and becomes a liability "" his closer ones. Worship ol Goddess Ourga and offering sweets and fruits to small girls and obtaining their blessing by touching their feet. Avoid sycophants. As he grows old his prosperity and money will Increase. The native should not keep a temple In his house. 2. 2. a friend of Jupiter. in front of your house. He shoUld never bare his body before anyone. In Urnes of crisis. However Saturn is the 4th indicates that the native will be robbed of money and weatth by his friends. 3.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 117 Remedies 1. 3. who stands exalted in this house. who receives continuous income from the government all through his l ife. <1. . Remedies 1. whereas if Saturn is placed in the 2nd the native becomes extremely clever and crafty. Jupiter in 3rd House The Jupiter in the 3rd house makes the native learned and rich. Saturn in the 9th makes the native live long. wealth and large properties along with honour and favours from the government. Remedies 1. Offer milk to Sllakes for warding off the eiAis of Saturn placed in the lOth. He shoUld offer milk to Sllake. How so ever if he has built a temple at home Jupiter will not give the above mentioned results and the native will have to face poverty and disturbed married life. He shoUld serve his elders. Charity and donations will ensure prosperity. jupiter In 4th House The 4th house belongs to Moon. He will possess money. Hence Jupiter here gives very good resuns and provides the native the powers of deci<ling the fate and fortune of others. Fill up the pits if any on the road side.

He will get everything In life without asking. 5th house is tile own house of Surya and in this hou~e Surya. Offer clothes to the priest. Feed the cocks.lSS Jupiter in 5th House Know about Transt of P lantts This house belongs to Jupiter and Sun. The good result of the house will depend upoo position ol Mooo. In fact. Howevef. If Juplter is In 6th and Ketu Is benelk then native will become selfish. Donations and offe<ings In the name of elders will prove beneficial. Venus and Rahu is in 2nd. the more prosperous he will become. Jupiter in 7th House 7th house belongs to Venus. more sons a native has. However if Mercury. If the native is honest and labourious then Jupiter will give good results. Ketu and Brihaspati will g ive mixed results. so it will give mixed results. 9th. Jupiter In 6th House 6th house belongs to Mercury and Ketu also has Its effect on this llouse. The native will never be a debtor and will have good chlldlen. If jupiter is benelk the native will be of pious nature. However if Jupiter is malefic in 7th house and saturn is in the 9!h 111e native will become a thief. if Ketu is malefic in 6th house and Mercury Is also malelk the native will be unlucky upto 34 years of age. And If the Sun is also in 1st house the native will be a good astrologer and lover of comtorts. Remedies 1. 2. 2. If Jupiter is malefic native will never get . So this house will give combined effects of Me<cury. 11th or 12th houses Ill en Jupiter Sun and Ket\J will give bad results. Offers your services to priests and sadhus. 1f Mercury Is In the 9th then his married life will be full of problems. jup~e< and l<etu. Native~ prosperity will increase after the birth of his son. Do not accept any donations or gifts. Here J upltcr causes asthma to the native~ fathe< Remedies 1. The native will have rise in luck after marriage and native will be involved in religious works. 3. Offer things connected with Jupite< In a temple.

Jupiter in 7th house causes differences with the fa tile< If so one should never donate clothes to anyone. Offer ghee and potatoes and camphor In temple. lith and 12th house. One should go to temple everyday. 2.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 119 support from brothers and will be deprived of favours from the government. Keep gold tied in a yellow cloth always with you. 5th and 4th house til en Juplter will give bad results. . One should stay away from yellow clad sadhus and faqirs. Being religious will iocrease native's luck. Remedies 1. coconut into running water. Jupiter in 8th House Juplter does not give good results in this house. So the native will be famous. venus or Rahu in 2nd. The native will be true to his words and will have long life and have good children. In case Juplter is malefic the native will have none of these QOJalitles and will be atheistic. In the time of distress. native~ fatller will be ill and native himself will face loss of prestige. Offer rice to running water. 5th. Abstain from drinking alcohol. like whea~ barley. Offer worship to lord stvva. Plant a pipaltree in a cremation ground. otherwise one will certainly get reduced to extreme poverty. 4. 3. If tile native has any planet inimical to Jupiter in the 1st. 3. 3. Remedies l. one will get help from god. Jupiter In 9th House 9th house is especially influenced by Jupiter. 2. but one will get all the worldly comforts. 2. As long as the native is wearing gold he will not be unhappy or ill. rich and will be born in a rich family. 9th. Remedies 1. One should not keep idols ol god in ones house. If there is Mercury. Offer things connected with Rahu.

Jupiter In 11th House Juplter In this house affects the things and relatives of his enemies Merrury . Only then the can erjoy the good results of Jupiter. trocks and cars highty beneficial to him.'lars in the 4th house ensure mutti-marriages for the native. 3. Remedies 1. 2. I r the native observes good ~onduct. Throw copper coins in the running water of a river for 43 days. He would become weatthy and powerful. The native will be a debtor even H Merrury Is well placed. sisters and mother. Abstaining from evil acts of Saturn will make the business of machinery. Venus and f. So the native will have to imbibe the Qualities of Saturn only then he will be happy.160 Know about Transt of Plantts Jupiter in lOth House This house belongs to Saturn. the wife of the native will remain miserable. 5. The native should be ~unning and sly. Venus and Rahu very adversely. A malefic Jupiter in the lOth makes the native sad and impoverished. 3. Clean your nose before beginning any work. The native will be comfortable only as long as his father lives with him in a joint family along with brothers. Watering a plpaltree would prove beneficial. Put on a copper bangle. 1f Sun Is In lhe 4th hoo~ Jupiter will give very good results. A temple with idols must not be established within the house. The 12th house would provide the combined influences of Jupiter wishes good for all and observes religious practices he will become happy and enjoy a co<rlortable sleep at night. wffe and children. Jupiter In 12th House and Rahu. who are inimical to each other. If friendly planets are placed in the 2nd. 2. Consequently. motor. 4. Put tilak of saffron on the forehead. Always keep gold on your body. . He is deprived of ancestral properties. Offer almonds to religious places. daughters and father~ sisters will also remain unhappy. Jupiter provides highly beneficial results in matte<s of money and wealth. sisters. Similarly. Remedies 1. 4th and 6th houses.

The 2nd and 7th houses are owned by Venus who gets exalted in the 12th house. whereas Slll. Render services to sadhus. Such a native Is generally deprived of Interest In rellglouspurslits. 3. whereas evil effects will follow ~ posited In the houses of Sun. Afflkted Venus causes trouble in the eyes. Such a native becomes a leader of persons or his age group. The eyes of the native's. Wife or the native remains Ill. but leadership of the family members causes several family uoubles. Venus offers good results if placed alone in the birth chart. but the 1st. 2. '" when both are placed together in a house. Saturn. Such a native Is generally highly romantic by nature and longs ror love and sex with other women. An afftlcted Venus may cause vehicular accidents. SuCh a native earns great profits through the trade ol clothes.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 161 Remedies 1. conveyance etc. diseases of the ovaries. Religion. anaemia and other complications due to over Indulgence In amusements and sex. the good results of Venus will be nullified and the native will get deprived of money. Avoid furnishing false evidence in any matter. 4111. Rahu and Moon. faithlessness in love and marriage and will deprive the native of the comforts of vehicles. 3rd. sweet tongued and popular among the opposite sex. including gonOfl'hoea and syphilis. Mercury and Ketu are friends of Venus. venus stands for the I>Jsband in the horoscope of a female and represents the wife in the horoscope of a male. caste or creed Is never a bar for having sexual relations with anyone. ACcordingly. mother will become severely defective U Moon and Voous are placed just opposite to each other. long lived. Place water and Saunf on lhe head side of your bed during nights Venus: Effects and Remedes AS a preceptor of demons. venus offers very good results in the houses of Mercury. gurus and pipal tree. gout. 7th and 12th houses. . 6th and 9th houses are considered bad for venus. wealth and family comforts altogelher. When Venus comes In 7th house In Varsha phal. Venus offers very good resu~s if posited in the 2nd. He gets married before he starts earning his living. When Rahu aspects Venus or vice versa. It causes chronic rever and blood cough. Venus In I st House Venus In 1 st house makes the native highly handsome. Moon and Rahu act as enemies. Saturn and Ketu.

3. he should give due respect and dignity to her (wife). though she may be dominating everyone else coming Into contact with he< She would be courageous. If planets placed In 9th and lith houses are Inimical to Venus. thefi and harm from others by her contacts with other women would prove harmful and affect the longevity adversely. Avoid aduttery. For getting a son. Take bath with cunl.162 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedies l. Venus in 2nd House Doing bad or evil towards others would prove harmful to the native. cow~ ghee In a temple. agriculture and animal will prove highly benefiCial. Shermukhl house (wider at the front than the rear po<tion) would prove disastrous for the native. Offer two kgs. Feed hvo kgs of potatoes coloured by yellow turmeric to cows. . Business associated with earthen goods. Do not marry at the age of 25 years. Always aa according to the advice of others. Business or trade associated with gold and j ewellery will be extremely harmful. Saunf or deshl Khand will be highly effective. Venus In 3rd House Here Venus blesses the native with a charming personality and every woman would get attracted to him. 3. 2. Serving a blaclc cow. 4. supportive and helpful to the native like second bullock of llle carL He will be saved from deceit. venus in 2nd house in a female horoscope renders the native barren or infertile and in a male's horoscope makes the wife incapable of p<o~cing a son. Remedies 1. 5. He Is generally loved by all. intake or things associated with Mars like honey. 4. wealth and property would continue to grow upto sixty years. Avoid sex ~ring day time. If the native ln1111riably gets Involved with other women but for his own sake and safety. 2. He will have many daughters. Intake of cow's urine is very useful. whereas his wife will always be dominated by him. highly adverse results will follow. 6. Money.

Venus in 4th house destroys the possibility or a son to the native if he covers a well by a roof and constructs a room or house over it. silver and milk in the running wale< or feeling Kheer or milk to mother like women will ward off the quarrels between mother·ln·law and daughter-in-law. like gram. 2. Drop things or jupiter. If ll1e native maintains a good character he will steer through the hardships of life and obtain great riches and promotions in secvice after five years of his marriage. Keep the rool ol the house clean and well-maintained for the health of your wife. He will race big misfortunes In life. 4. 2. Venus In 5th House Sth house is the Pukka ghar of the Sun. One should not marry against the wishes or his parents. . Venus in 4th and jupiter in 1 st house will create frequoot quarrels with the molher·in-law. RemediiiS 1. Remedies 1. The business associated with Mercury will also prove harmful. pulses and Kesar.Pldllets ln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 163 Remedies 1. Sud1 a native Is generally learned and destroyer of enemies. Throwing rice. However. too. Respect your wife and never insult her: Avoid nirting with other women. the native will face adverse res<Jits from all sides if he tries to be religious. The business or trade associated with Mars will prove advantageous to such a native. Saturn will give disastrous effects if the native consumes liquor. 3. in the river. Native~ wife sholAd wash her private parts with curd or milk. 3. Change ll1e name of your wife and remarry her formally. 4. Serving cows and moll1e< like womoo. Avoid relationship will other women. 2. where Venus will get burnt with the heat of ll1e Sun. Consequently the native Is a flirt and amorous by nature. If jupiter is posited in lOth house and venus is placed in 4th. Venus in 4th House Venus in 4th house strongly establishes the possibility of two wives and makes the native rich.

The wife of such a native becomes highly Irritable and sl1()(! tempered. Ve<~us stands. If . The native spends his money largely on wome<~ . The planet or 1st house offers the effects or 7th house in such a manner as if it is placed in 7th house itself. Your spouse ITOJSt not remain barefooted. befO<e cO<npletion. 3. Such a native must marry a person who has got a brothe< or brothers. the nati~ should not leave any work in the midway. debilitated in this !louse. Assodation with one eyed and black woman will prove useful. otherwise poverty will crop up. Rahu. Setvlng red cows. The wife of the native shouk:J not get dressed like a male and should not get her hair cut like a male. Throwing blue flowers In a dirty canal for 43 days. Taking guarantee or surely for someone will prove disastrous. Ensure that your wife puts gold clips in her hair. if tM native keeps the opposite sex happy and provides her with all tile comforts. lilce te<~t house and beauty pal1our. the wife and the household affairs of the native will be ad~rsely affected. Venus In 8th House No planet Is considered benefic In this house E~n Venus In this house becomes rotten and poisonous. Donate J awar equal to the weight of yourspouse to a temple. The nati~ should tilke up the Ira de or business which is associated with marriage ce<emony. However. i. but Venus is friendly to both.g. Evil utterances from her mouth will certainly prove to be true.e. Funner. The nati~ will be suffering from the feeling of self pity. The private parts sl1ould be washed with red medicine. 2. 3. tvs money and wealth will rontinue to grow. If a planet inimical to venus is placed in 1 st house e. who are inimical to each <>!her.164 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus in 6th House This house belongs to Mercury and Ketu. Domestication of white cows prohibited. so Wnus gives very good results If ~ is placed in this house. Remedies l. Remedies 1. Venus In 7th House This house belongs to Wnus. 2. <1.

Bury a sliver piece under a Neem tree tor 43 days. Sliver bangles to be worn after putting some red colour on them by wife. 2. His efforts are not property rewarded. The native may have riches. cotherwise the wife will certainly die. Remedies 1. 3. As long as the spouse Is with the native all sorts or troubles will remain war~ off. In the foundation or ttte house silver and honey should be buried. Bowing head in the place ol worship and temples. 3. the native should donate a black cow. Abstinence from wine and non vegetarian food. 2. 2.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tttet Remedies 165 lll~e is no planet in 2nd house. 4. . The native sllould not accept daan. do not marry before 25 years ol age. Copper coin or blue flower to be thrown in gutter or dirty Nullah continuously for ten days. Remedies 1. Remedies 1. If \ll!nus is accompanied by Mercury or any malefic planet ttte native will be a victim or intoxication and disease from seventeen years or age. The business end things associated with Sa tum will prove advantageous. There will be dearth ol male members. Western wall or the house sllould be or mud. but he will get his bread only after hard labour. 4. suspicious and Interested i n handicraft The native would act under the control and guidance of his spouse. At the time or illness. Washing private parts with curd. money. If in a motor car no accident will take place or even it it takes place the native cannot be harmed In any manner. Wasil )'OUr private parts with curd. Venus In 9th House venus in this house does not otter good results. 3. weatth and property. Venus In lOtfl House venus In this house makes native greedy.

Remedies l. Native's wife.e. 3. for good health. The native usually suffers from less of sperm count in his semen. 9 or 12. Offer love. if the position Is otherwise. However. Remedies of Mercury will be useful. 4. . Venus in 12th House Venus gives very beneficial resulls In this house. The native will have a wife. but bestows literary and poetic talent to the native. through her brothers. whereas Juplter provides bad results if posited In the house of Saturn. venus being inimical to f upiter causes health problems to the wife. E~<a lted Remedies 1. 5. will prove very beneficial. Taking help from women will prove highly advantageous for the native. The wife will act as a defence wall for the husband. who receives all favours from the government. because this !louse belongs to Jupiter and Saturn. Domesticating and giving cows in charity. Further. Native should drink milk in which hot piece of gold has been dipped. the Saturn throws highest poisonous results on the naU~. respect and honour to your wife Satum: Effeds and Remedes The astrological thesis describes Saturn as a serpent.166 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus in 11th House Venus in this house is influenced by Saturn and Jupiter. whose head or mouth Is Rahu and Ketu Is Its tall. If she gives things In charity to people. the latter becomes a great benefic for the native. This house is aspected by 3td house which is influenced by Mars and Mercury. If Ketu Is posited In earlier houses Ill an Saturn. Saturn never gives malefic effects If posited In houses off uplter I. Merwry in 2nd or 6th houses makes the native diseased. SUch a native gains high spiritual powers at the age of 59 and generally lives up to about 96 years. 2. who will act as a shield in the time of trouble. 2. Oil to be given on Saturday. 3. 2. Blue flowe<s to be buried by the wife at the time of Sunset.

but the aspect of Saturn on Venus proves highly beneficial. CO<nbination of Mars and Saturn gives adV~e results all through. then Saturn releases its poisonous results on the sign of Sun and Mars. Mercury and Rahu are friends and Jupiter and Ketu are neutral to il Saturn gets exalted in 7th house and the 1st house is the house of its debililation. Collision <>f Saturn and ~loon causes operation of the eyes of the native. on Sun if posited in 5th house. If It Is pos~d i n 1st house.'loon or Mars in any house. and on Mars rt posited in g th house.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies 167 Saturn is consid~ed good in houses 2nd. However the native will have a long life. Saturn will always give good results. . If native celebrates his birthday It will give very bad results whoo Mercury Is weak. Saturn gives good results if posited in house earli~ than Sun. Sal. Saturn in 3rd house deprives the native of the accumulation of (ash money and kills the child roo of the native whoo posited In 5th house and lOth house is emply. Similarly Mars and Mercury placed in a single house act like Saturn in that house. R-les 1. Rahu 0< Ketu is In 7th house. but highly adVerse results would follow if posited with f. Venus. It becomes highly benelk in 12th house ~ friendly planets are posited in 2nd house. In the former case Saturn behaves like Ketu. Saturn in 1st house will l!)ive good results only whoo 3rd. The aspect of Voous on Saturn causes loss of money and wealth. Saturn are Rahu & Ketu.\lrn can nev~ give malefic results if posited with Sun or Jupiter i n a single house. 7th or lOth houses are not inhabited by any planet which Is Inimical to Saturn. 5th and 6th houses are bad fO< Saturn. venus gets destroyed if Saturn is being expected by the Sun in any hO<oscope.e. 4th. Venus and Jupiter placed together act like Saturn in that house. If Mercury or Venus. 3rd and 7th to 12th. Abstlnooce from alcohol and non-vegetarian meals. the native will remain poO<.t. Saturn p<ovides very good results If placed In houses 1 to 7 on the concition that lOth house Is empty. lOth or 11th houses causes all sorts of !roubles for native's wife. Sun. on Mars onty if posited in 3rd house. in previous and later house w. while in the latter case ~ behaves like Rahu. When Saturn is in between Rai'MJ and Ketu i. Saturn In 1st house and Sun in 7th. whereas 1st. Moon and f. 1n case Sat~Kn Is malefic and the native has a hairy body.'lars are its enerries. on Moon if pos~ed in 4th house.r. Saturn In I st House 1st house is influenced by Sun and Mars.

3. Keeping a darlc room in the house will prove highly benefiCial. 3. he will have few male members In the family and vice versa. Remedies 1. Serve three dogs. Serving monkey will lead to prosperity. 3. . Distributing med'ocines tor eyes tree. He will enjoy weal!!> and will be or religious temperament. Offering sweet milk to the roots of a banyan tree will give good results as regards education and health. 2. whether Saturn Is benefic or malefic i n this house. When Kelu aspects this house or Is placed here Saturn will give very good results. The native will be healthy. This house Is the pukka Ghar ol Mars. So ~ will give mixed results In !!>Is house. the number <>f male members in the family by 6th house and age by 8th house.. Burying Surma in the ground will be beneficial tor promotion in service and business. Going barefoot to temple tor forty three days.n In 2nd House The native will be wise. it will be decided by the planets placed in 8th house. The native will be devoted to his parents and will be olloving nature. Satum In 3rd House In this house Saturn gives good results. Offering milk to snake. If the native Is wealthy. 2. When Saturn is malefic In this house. wise and very lntiJitive.168 Koow about Transt of Plantts 2. Putting a tilak of cun:t or milk on the forehead. As lOng as the native abstains from wine and non· vegetarianism. In native's family some one will be associated with medical profession. he will enjoy a long and healthy life.. kind and just. Whenever the native is suffering from bad health. However.n In 4th H<>use This house belongs to Moon. The state of finance of l!>e native will be decided by 7th house. 4. the use of ll1ings associated with Saturn will give good results. Sat. Sat. afte< the native~ marriage his in l aws will face problems. Remedies 1.

Offering coconut and almonds In the running water. especially when Saturn Is In 6th house In varshaphal Remedies 1. 2. If the native maintains good relation with his wife. Remedies 1. 2. Satln1 In 7th House This house Is Influenced by Men:ury and Venus. If the native has hairy body. othenvise his son will suffer. He should keep articles of Jupiter and ~tars In his ancestral house for welfare of his children. will give bad results.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 169 When Saturn is malefic in this house ~nl<ing wine. The native will be proud. 3. Remedies 1. will be very profitable. He should live in the house bought or constructed by his son. both friends of Saturn. Distributing salty things while celebrating son~ birthday. The professions associated with Saturn. Drinking milk in the night will also give bad res tAts. 2. Serving snakes will prove advantageous for the welfare of chlldroo. He should not construct a house till48 years. it will always give beneficial results. 3. So this planet gives very good results In this house. like leather and things of iron. Serving a black dog and offering meals to~. When Ketu is well placed the native will oojoy wealth. Pouring rum in running wate< Satln1 in 5th House This house belongs to Sun. Offering rrOik to snake and offering milk or rice to crow or buffalo. Offering almonds in the temple and bringing and keeping half of it in the house. he will be dishonest. Pouring milk in the well. profitable journey and happiness from cllildren. whicll is inimical to Saturn. li ke machinery and Iron. killing of snakes and laying the foundation of the house at night will give very bad results. Satln1 In 6th House If the work related to Satum is done at night. he will be rich and . When Saturn is malefic bringing things associated with Saturn. When marriage takes place after 28 years~ will produce good results.

Remedies 1. If the native gets married after 22 years his eyesight will be affected adversely. If Jupiter is in 1st house. but it will give bad result if Mercury. 2. Saturn In 8th House In Bth house no planet is considered auspicious. where it will give good resu~s. Remedies 1.<es of Jupiter. Saturn becomes malefic it llle native commits adultery and drinks wine. Ill ere will be gain from government. 2. He will enjoy along and happy life and parents also will have a happy life. If the native Is helpful to others. will enjoy a long life and good health. Rahu and Ketu are malefic in the native~ horoscope. It will protect from the bad effects of Saturn. the native should do remedial measl. 2. Keeping a square piece of silver. Bury a flute filled with sugar In a deserted place. Wor1c associated with Jupiter·gold. Offering rice or almonds In running water. AAer the death ol his elders. The native will have a son. kesar and Moon (silver cloth) will give good results. When three generations are IMng happily. This house is considered headquarter ol Saturn. Satum In lOth House This is Satl. Remedies 1. though he will be born late. Serving black cow. The native has a long life. Saturn will always give good results. but his fa Iller~ life span Is short and native's brothers turn out to be his toes.170 Koow about Transt of Plantts prosperous. He will be a successful tour operator <>r civil engineer. The native will enjoy wealth and property as long as he does not get a house . Saturn In 9th House Native will have three houses.O'n's own house. Pulling milk In water and sitting on a stone or wood while taking bath .

2. Before going for an important work place a vessel filled with water and drop oil or wine 011 earth for forty three days. However Saturn will become malefic II the native starts drinking wine and becomes non·Ve9ftarian. 3. can be used by everybody at all time In their life. 3. Native will earn money by shrewdnes-s and deceit. He will be very rich. . wine and eggs. Remedies 1. Tying twelve almonds In a black cloth and placing it In a Iron pot and keeping It In a dark room will give good res!Ats. 2.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies ~onstructed . Native will be ambitious and enjoy favours from government The native should behave with shrewdness and should do his w0<1c while sitting at one place. Remedies 1. Going to temple. Abstinence from drinking and maintaining good moral character Satum In 12th House Saturn gives good results in this house. I also give below some or the simple but highly cost effective remedies Ill at any person can adopt to protect themselves against the Inauspicious effects or a malefic planet like Saturn. Satum in 11th House Native's rate will be decided at the age ot forty eight years. Hanuman Kavach to protect oneself during Sade Saatl (seven and half year cycle of Saturn). Only then he will enjoy the benefits of Saturn. A combination of Saturn Yantra and Moon Yantra can be a potent protection against 5ade Saatl or against 8th house or 4th house transa of Saturn. Native will not have enemies. Offering food to ten blind people. 1. Saturn Yantra. His family and business will inetease. sa tum will give good or bad results accorcing to the position or Rahu and Ketu Remedies 1. The native will never remain childless. Abstinence from meat. 2. or if the dark room in the house is illuminated. He will have many houses.

He gives good results when Mars occupies houses 3 and 12. to be done daily. with a blue sapphire crest jewel on his head. renunciation. who has four arms. "Dressed in blue. the son of the Sun. detachment. so long as 4th house or Moon is not afflicted. Rahu shall not provide adverse results. Rahu further provides good results if placed together wllll Mercury or aspected by him. saturn becomes stronger and Rahu acts as his agent. whose vehicle is an ox. 6. Sun provides very good reslAts when Rahu Is aspected by Saturn.172 /Cft(}w about TriJ/Ist of Planets 4. As a node ol ~loon. making the gesture that gives boons. A corrbination of Hanuman Kavach and Saturn Yantra is very effective if there is a combination of Saturn and Mars conjoined in one sign in a person's chart. atonemen~ chanting of Mantra. Rahu: Effects and Remecles Saturn Is known as a serpent and Rahu and Ketu as Its head and tall respectively. The seed mantra for saturn is ·oM SHAM' Pronounced as "Shum". Shani (Saturn) Manta etc. and performing good karma regularly. dark blue in color. and also giving to deserving charity based on your ability will definitely cleanse the influence of a negative Saturn in our life. but Rahu gives the effects of a debilitated planet when Saturn Is aspected by Rahu. However the most important will be to change your life Style. Regular chanting of the mantra for Saturn every day with devotion and faith will also be good p<otection. 12th house Is his 'Pakka Ghar' and he proves highly . who carries a trident. These Karmic expiation like prayer. Rahu offers highly benaficlal affects If placed In houses aarller than Satllrn. Or the combination makes the chart • Mangalik• The name mantra for Saturn is ·oM SHANAI SCHARAYA NAMAHA. or when he himself Is posited In 4th house. If you believe In worship then worship of Lord Shlva or his consort Mother Kali will also be good protection. whereas he gets debilitated In houses 8. who moves slow. who appears fearful. bow and mace In his hands. whose nature is peaterul. or when Sun and Mercury are in house 3. worship of the deity. surrender. But If it Is otherwise. objectivity. saturn requires self-discipline. This will be more so if one of them or boll> are debilitated and retrograde in the natal chart. may Oi>ine Saturn ever grant his grace· 5. 9 and 11. Rahu gets exalted In houses 3 and 6.

Mars and Venus are his enemies. Rahu will provide adverse results. not wanted". like Venus. etc. The fact that I have Rahu i n the 5th and the 5th lord In the second directly connects foreign Ideas and creativity that is unusual in my head (Rahu in the 5th) willl my mouth (the 2nd) and hence it is supportive of preaching Hinduism in America and As!tology etc. You will find politicians rising into power during Rahu Maha Dasha say placed in the lOth • we find ~ enhances the career Clverall. Rahu In ll>e fir>t makes the person a wanderer. we are an opulent minority in the world (Rich in knowledge) seen often as DEMONS in our coW> tries. Rahu means "llle unexpected. uninvited guest from another land. Yes. and reap the richest rewards". whereas Ketu's effect would be zeroed. outcaste. Rahu often creates spectacular and stellar •grabbing· achievements In the house It tenets. but low and acceptance from an opulent minority. just as Rahu was dlscowred. It can however turn Into: "Your Rahu Is giiA"9 you the power to go i nto an establisl\ed order or place or Industry or endeaYOur. So these days in the West Rahu rules over astrology very much so. Here Mars will also become Mars negative. IIley can therefore be the source of somet!Vng new and original. a l ittle too unique. Mercury and Ketu are his friends. whereas Sun.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 113 auspicious in houses 3. Rahu will !)enerally pro\Ade adverse results. This can never be all good. appearing a little aggressive at times. The house where Rahu tenets becomes foreign and suffers llle stigma "'being unwelcome in it's environment very often. But the reaction may be also rejection by the common. saturn. They are often leaders or innovation in some . depending on the place. and powerful forces like Saturn. and can generate sudden events like Mars. Rahu will provide bad results if Saturn and Sun are also combined In a horoscope. 1\ahu sometimes gets tiM'ned posldve and aggressive. and somehow <>r another usurp a position there. but is the way ol that expansion good or bombastic in many respects? Rahu In the first House generates lots of worry In the head. standing out. making them seem odd. If Ketu is placed in houses earlier than Rahu.4 and 6. such as us here. So Rahu in the first is hard on the person themselves. If Sun and Venus are placed together in a horoscope. Rahu is very karmic. Similarly. The res~Ats or II> at house may really stand out after bel"9 discovered. Jup~er and Moon are neutral to him. hear to steal somellling. However. but is expansive like Jupiter. allowing the native 10 capture something spectacular. The primary mode of Rahu is to expand. a foreigner. He is a voracious grabber "' good t!Vngs in life.

Remedies 1. If Rahu is malefic the native will 1>e poor and have a bad family life. 2nd house is influooced by Juplter and Venus. The native Is killed by a weapon and Is unable to save money. If Mars. 3. else his son could be affetted adVersely. . yellow cloth. and it might give a clue as to why Rahu has attacked that particular house.174 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets way.11. Remedies 1. 2. Offer 400 gm lead in running water. The planet in 1st house is considered to be the king of all planets. he loses wealth by theft etc. Offer coconut In running water. Wear sliver In the neck. Rahu In 2nd House If Rahu is in benefic form in 2nd house one gets money. prestige and lives like a king. 4. 21st to 42nd years of his life. 3. Look to where the Lord of tile house of Rahu has gone to understand how he is reacting to Rahu. 2. The native will achieve a position higher than indicated by his qualification and will obtain good results from government Rahu i n this house would give the result of exalted 51. Rahu In 1st House 1st house is influenced by tw1ars and Sun. but it will spoil tile fruits of llle house in which Sun is placed. Keep cordial relations with ones mother. He will have a long life. After marriage do not take any electric equipment from In· law s. Keep a solid silver ball In the pocket. 1ts malefic result too could last till the age of 42 years. If Rahu is malefic the native sho<Ad never take any electric equipments or blue/black dothes from his in-laws. ~lix barley in milk in ratio oll:4 and offer in running wale< 4. which is like a throne. I n the lOth. Wear thlnos assodated with J upitec like gold. If Juplter Is benefic then the native wlllllve the early years of his life In wealth and comfort. otherwise it will give good results In 1st house. or where the lords personal interests lie. suffer from intestinal disorders. saffron etc. Saturn and Ketu are weak only lllen Rahu would give bad results.

wife~ 1\ealth will suffer for twelve years. However if Rahu is malefk in 3td house then his brothers and retatlves would waste his money. He will never be issueless. . Never keep ivory or things of ivory in the house. He would erjoy good i ncome and good progress. Offer 400 gm coriander or alrronds. When Rahu is benefic the native will enjoy great weatth and a long life. If Rahu is malefk it leads to abortions. wise. 22nd year of his l~e would be of progress. which is an enemy of Rahu. Mer the birth of a son. Rahu In 4th House This house belongs to ~loon. can never be a debtor. Collecting char coal. His money once borrowed wolAd neve< be returned. If Rahu Is malefic and the Moon Is also weak then the native will suffer from poverty and natlvn mother would also suffer. He would have defective speedl and would be an atheist. enjoy good health. Wear sliver. He would leave behind property. If Jupiter Is also In 5th house father of native will be in trouble. 3rd house belongs to Mercury and is i nftuenced by ~Iars. He will be victorious over his enemies. If Rahu Is benefic native will be ridl.Pldllets ln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 115 Rahu in 3rd House It is the 'Pukka Ghar· of Rahu. He will be fearless and a loyal friend. Remedies 1. altering toilet i nstalling oven In the ground and alteration of the roof In the house would be Indicative of malefic. Going on pilgrimage would be benefkial for him. When Rahu is benefic in this house the native would be intellll!en~ wealthy and will spend money on good things. If Venus Is also benefic then after marriage the native~ ln·laws could also become rich and the native would also benefit from them. If Sun and Mercury are also there (in 3rd house) with Rahu. whkh signifies male offspring . or both in flowing water. then his siste< would become a widow In 22nd or 32nd year of his life. RemediiiS 1. 2. When Moon is exalted the native would become very rich and would benefit from the works or relatives associated with Mercury. The native would be a devout or philosopher. He would be a clairvoyant for seeing future In l'ls dreams. Rahu In 5th House Sth house belongs to Sun.

2. the native will be very rich. Native would suffer from head ache and ff Mercury. He wo~d have good relations with the government But If he engages In business connected with Rahu. Keep an elephant made of silver. If Mars Is benefic and Is placed In 1st or 8th house or Saturn !benefic lis placed In 8th house. then he will haw losses. 2. Sneezing while going to work would give bad results. Remedies 1. Keep a black dog. Remarry your wife. wife or son would destroy the native. Never marry before 21st year of age. So Rai>J In tills house glws malefic effect The native would spend money uselessly on court cases. Rahu In 8th House 8th house Is concerned with Saturn and Mars. but wife would suffer. The native will be intelligent and victorious. Venus or Ketu is in lith house. The natiw will spend money on clothes. . Keep a lead nail in your pocket. Offer six coconuts In river. 3. then sister. If the marriage takes place before twenty one years. Family life would be adversely affected. When Rahu is malefiC he will harm his brothers o:>r friends. The native will be free of all botherations or troubles. Here Rahu is exa ~ed and gives very good results. Rahu In 7th House Native will be rich. Rahu In 6th House (Exalted) This house is influenced by Men:ury or Ketu. non·vegetarianism and adultery. 3.176 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Remedies 1. He would be victorious over his enemies. like electrical equlpments. Abstain from wine. Never harm ones brotherS/sisters. 2. ~ would be inauspicious. Remedies 1. When Mercury or Mars is In 12th house Rahu gives bad res ~t The native suffers from various ailments or loss of weatth.

. Rahu is in 9th and 1st house is empty the<~ health could be adversely affected and one gels insulted and me<~tal problems. 3. Offer. While sleeping Saunf should be keep under the pillow. I f Rahu is i nauspkious in 9th house then chances of begetting a son are less. If Saturn is auspicious then native would be brave. Wear gold. He suffers from headaches and the<e Is loss or wealth. If Rahu In 10th house is malefic the<~" would adllersely affect ones mother. 2. 0< native~ health would also be bad. Do not work in electricity 0< power departme<~l Rahu In 9th House 9th house is inlluenced by Jupiter. 4. Use Tilak or saffron daily. because of a dark complexioned person. Cover. Always keep a dog (it saves ones progeny). specially frO<n olders. 2. Keep a square piece of silver. Professions influenced by Sa tum would be prof~able. Use blue or black cap. ones head. Feed blind people. 4. If the native is not religious minded then his progeny would be useless for him. If Jupiter is in 5th or lith house then it is useless. 4 kg. 1r the native has good relation with ones brothers and sisters it is fruitful. Remedies 1. The good or bad result of Rahu would depend upon Saturn~ position. If Rahu in lOth house is with Moon it gives Raja Yoga. specially ij native files court cases against one's blood relation. Rahu In loth House Keeping ones head uncovered gives the effect of a debilitated Rahu i n lOth house. 3. If Moon Is alone In 4th house then naUve~ eyes are adllersely affected. or 400 gms of 'khand' In a temple. or In flowing water.PIM!ets In ~n·ous Houses and tltet RemMies 177 Remedies 1. 2. else it would adllersely affect the native. 3. long lived and rich and get respect from all quarters. The native Is lucky for ones father. Remedies 1. Have good relations with your in· law s.

If Mars is with Rahu here. Never take any electric equipment as a gift.178 Koow about Transt of Plantts Rahu in 11th House 11th house is influenced by both Saturn and Jupiter. One may even go to the extreme ol contemplating slidde. It gives malefic effect. Alter the death of ones father he sl1ould wear gold In the neck. but every thing gets destroyed later. urinary problems etc.etu: Effects and Remedes Ketu is a killer. deceiving others etc. If f. there is every thing in his house. Take your meals In the kitchen Itself. Alternatively. If Kelu is in Slh house then Ketu ~es bad results. then it gives good results. Planet in 2nd house would act as enemy. Insomnia. Wear iron. ivory or toys in the shape of an elephant Rahu In 12th House 12th house belongs to Juplter. Telling lies. but can promote it in another way. Remedlas 1. 3. Do not keep blue sapphire. If some body sneezes at the start of any new wollc. and strips the house where It tenets the life in a way. If Jupiter/ Saturn are in 3rd or lith house then wear iron on the body and drink water in a silver glass. spine.'lars is malefic for a native with Rahu in 11th at time of his birth. establishing ttings of Jupiter would help. Remedies l . There may be losses assodated with business concerned with Ketu. There may be diseases of ear. may make Rahu even more malefic. One has mental worries. The way it does both is through it~ strong empty feeling. Rahu here gives mental troubles. It also leads to false allegations. Keep Saunf and khand under the pillow for good night~ sleep IK. It also leads to excessive expenditure on sisters and daughters. 2. He gets money from mean people. Bypromoting an emptiness in that house. diseases or false allegations. Native could lle rich as long as tis father is alive. There may be thefi. If Rahu Is with its enemies then It becomes next to i mpossible to make ends meet despite hard labour. 2. Native has wickl!d friends. 1t signifies bedroom. Use silver glass for drinking wale<. I r Rahu in llth house is malefic then the natlve has bad relations with his father or he may even kill him. the person .

being a yogi or spiritualist or many good types. So. They are never considered really benefic in the sense of •au good". God's ultimate law (Ketu especially Is aware of this as he ~ dead because of It!). . as they must always carry some of the heavy karma their binh Is associated with. we would not be learning as n>Jch. Rahu always causes Ketu straight aO'oss. God's valour. This happens subtly throughout life for 1110se bearing the mark or Rahu in the first. and cettalnly 1111ngs like fleeing a hostile environment. and all along you will ignore the other side in some senses. Ketu in the 7th causes a feeling of loss of connections with others. because you are driven too by past karmic material attachments like Rahu. weird and dangerous events. On the other hand. Thus. So. they are where the lessoo stick will fall in this life. diseases. On one side there is concern and expansion (Rahu) and on llle other side there is detachment and loss (Ketu). because or demon like endeavours. Without our Rahu and Ketu sides. they carry such drive and passion that they drive much of what goes on here. deaths. They are head and tall of karmic reality · too much abundance and Involvement for the mouth of Rahu caused him to lose his body but he became eternal in a sense. the nodes affect an axjs always. being the underdog. You will get rewards. These two cettalnly carry lllese things. Tl'is can result in accun>Jiation and abundance for that house. by creating a feeling of constant poverty or drainage of the 11th. a natural result of Rahu in the first. being revolutionary. depending on Ketu~ patticular color in the chatt. fillhtlng llad governments. or your feeling of loss there. hence Ketu in the 11th inO'eases riches. the afterlife. endeavour. You will achieve much there. In ways. as well as sometimes where serious fruits will be handed bade to you from successful past lessons. we would not be struggling so as we do. death. wlldl makes one oftl!ll rl!jected and abandoned for being outcaste. and thus this is one way that various imbalances and karmic reactions will manifest · the Rahu Ketu axis is always key in discovering where some of our main problems in life will be • losses. but you will suffer for your sins ol theft.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies 119 l!lften struggles to refill it. but they can be truly honorable In the right charl They can be the source of things such as valour. fowslng on things such as mysticism. bravery. you will over endeawur and toil where Rahu is. and your detachment for the Ketu side will grow.

if left alone to do that. . There may also be a long journey. K. If Ketu In 1st house Is malefic.. If 2nd and 7th houses are err()ty then Men:ury and venus would also give bad resuiiS. Jupite< can teach us all about Dharma. are more brave. If Sun is in 7th or 8th house then afte< the birth of a grandson. but will always be concerned and troubled because of his progeny.f Jupiter and they alone teach us that we must be humble. in the tail of the serpent Its colours are black and whtte.180 Koow about Transt of Plantts Ketu is the highest planet in Jyotish spiritually. who would spoil us rotten.etu In 1st House If Ketu is auspicious or benefic in this house. venus and Rahu are its friends. Ketu is also considered to be the bed. 2. If offspring Is troubled then donate a black and whtte blanket to temple. the native will be laborious. because he rules the ultimate truth for us here. There would be travels. K etu and Saturn help us to realize the teachings . the effect ol Ketu can neve< be inauspicious. The malefics teach the hard side of our lessoos and hence in a way. rich and happy. the health would suffet No alms should be given in morning and evening. but keb. Whenever Ketu comes In 1st house In Varsha Kundall there may be lllrth of a son or nephew. Apply saffron as Tilak. Ramadlas 1.J really drives rt home. Feed jaggery (gut) to monkeys. Jupiter is too soft as Is Venus. more caring. If Sawrn is malefic It would destroy father and guru. The native with Ketu In 1st house will always be beneficial for his father and/or guru and causes e><altatlon of Sun. Forty two yea~ is the age ol Ketu. the native would suffer from headache. He may fear frequent transfers or travels. in a way. Ketu represents the opposite node of Rahu. So the bed given by in-laws after marriage is considered to be auspicious for the birth of a son and as tong as that bed is in the house. whereas Mooo and Mars are its enemies. than the benefics. tmnsfers with no gain. but ultimately it would always be postponed. 3. His wife would have heatth problems and would have worries concerning kids.

which is an enemy o1 Ketu. but so would be lhe expen<iture. He will have troubles from his brothers and will have to travel uselessly. irrespective of its position. Thus net gain would be negligible. Number 3 would have an important role in the life of the native. 1f !here is Moon or Mars in 8111 house lllen naUve~ life would be short and he would have serious problem at llle age of sixteen or twenty years. The native would be god fearing and a gentleman. One should not be of loose character. 3. If such a native lives in a house wllh its main gate facing south. If Ketu in 2nd house is malefic. Income may be good. both enemies of Keru.PIM!ets In ~n"ous Houses and tltet RemMies 181 Ketu in 2nd House 2nd house is affected by Moon. If Juplter is exalted along with Ketu in 2nd house. he will have serl®s problems regarding children. If Ketu In 3rd house Is malefic then native loses money In litigation. Use saffron as ~lak . rice In flowing water. 3. The son would be good for wealth and longevity of the native. The native with l<etu In 3rd house usually gets a job. Remedies 1. If Ketu i n 3rd house Is benefit then his children would be good. then income would be in lacs of rupees. He gets separated from his wife/sistcrs·in·law. 2. which entails long travels. If 8th house is empty then Ketu would give malefic results. II Sun is in 12th house then one starts earning his livelihood after twenty four years and is happy. If Ketu is in 3rd house and Mars i s in 12th then the native has a son before 24th year ol age. . Wear gold. then one has to travel to dry areas. Apply turmeric or saffron as tilak. 2. Offer jaggery. Ketu In 3rd House 3rd house is affected by MerCLI'f and Mars. If one religiously visits temples and bows his head there then Ketu in 2nd house would give good results. venus cjves good results. Remedies 1. If Ketu i n 2nd house is benefic lhen one gels paternal property. One has to travel a lot and his travels are fruitful. ~loon would give bad results. One cannot rest at one place and would be wandering from place to place. Such a native cannot say no to any lhlng and so will always have worries.

2. The remedies of Jupiter would be usef\JI. 2. Remedies 1. If Moon is in 3rd or 4th house the result is benefic. It gives good result regarding son. Sun or Moon is in 4111. Ketu gives malefK results till five years ol age. Mars are In good position then Ketu Is llenelic. Jupiter. Sons will not survive. Donate milk and sugar. there is loss ol happiness. Such a native is a good adviser and will never have shortage of money. Ketu becomes benefic by itself after twenty four years of age. Wear silver for peace of mind. I t is also affected by jupiter. If Ketu is malefic in !Ills house then the native is unhealllly. This Is 'Pukka' house of Ketu. If Juplter Is benefic then the native has a long 1ne and his molller Is 1\appy and the life Is peaceful. Such a native leaves all his decisions to God.182 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Ketu in 4th House 4th house belongs to Moon. Son is born to such a native only after getting the blessingsof one's guru. 3. The son born lives long. lis mother is lroubled. One may suffer from diabetes. If any two of the male planets viz Sun. Here again the effect of Ketu depends upon the nature of Juplter. K. Keep a dog. The native Is a good adviser. Livelihood starts after twenty four years of age. Ketu In 6th house Is considered debilitated. which is an enemy of Ketu. If Ketu In Sill house is malefic lllen the native suffers from asthma. If jup~er. Remedies 1. Such a native has more daughters lllan sons. . The native Is unludcy for ones sons. If Ketu is benefic in 4th house then the native is god fearing and lucky for his father and guru. Ketu in 5th House 5th house belongs to Sun. Offer yellow tlings in flowing water. 6111 or 12th house then one's financial condition will be eJ«:ellent and the native will have five sons. A son is born after thirty six years of age.atu In 6th House 6th house belongs to Mercury.

The native~ enelries are frightened of the native. or abusive. In case ol serious trouble uS<! ll>e remedies of Juplter. If Saturn or Mars are in 7th thoo the native Is unlucky. If one has the help of Merrory. IKetu In 7th House 7th houS<! belongs to Mercury and Voous. Drink milk with saffron and wear gold in the ear. If l<etu In 7th houS<! Is benefic then the native gets the wealth of forty years in twenty four years of age. or may die. IKetu In 8th House 8th houS<! belongs to Mars. Similar effect is there when Moon is in 2nd houS<!. 2. If one abuS<!s then the native Is destroyed. or after the marriage of ones sister or daughter. If Ketu in 8th house is malefic then the native~ wife has ill health. If Jupiter or Mars are not in 6th and 12th houS<! then Ketu does not give malefic results. 3. which Is an enemy of Ketu. 3. increase longevity and is good for sons. makes false promiS<!S and Is troubled by enemies till thirty four years of age. Son will not be born. If Ketu in 7th house is malefic Ill en the native is usually ill. nati~ Remedies 1. If Moon is in 2nd house then mother suffe<s and even the native's old age is troubled. Remedies 1. The native suffers from skin diseases.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 183 If l<etu is malefic in 6th house then maternal uncle suffers. 4. If llwe are more than one planet In Lagna then ones chlldroo are destroyed. The wealth increases in proportion to the children one has. If Ketu In 8th houS<! is benefic then the native begets a son at thirty four years of age. 2. K~p a dog. Heat up a rod of gold and then dip~ in milk. Wear golden ring in the finger of left hand. Then drink it. Never make a faiS<! promise. 1n case of malefic Ketu In B!h . The has to suffer due to useless travels. be proud. It would restore mental peace. If Ketu Is with Mercury then after thirty four years of age the natl~~ enemies are destroyed by themselves. US<! saffron as Tilak. Jupiter or Venus thoo the native is never disappointed. People turn into enelries without any reason. The native may suffer from diabetes or urinary problem.

. Such a native is obedient and lucky. If the character of native Is good then he earns a lot of wealth. 3. It increases ones wealth. Ketu in 9th House 9th house belongs to Juplter. One has at least three sons and if 2nd house is auspicious then Ketu gives excelle~ resolts. use saffron as tilak. 3. If' Saturn Is In 4th house. Establish a rectangular piece of gold anywhere in the house. 2. 4. The effect of Ketu here depends upon the nature ol Saturn. Keep a dog. concerned about himself and opportunist. The native has pain In bones. pain in back. If one keeps gold brick in his house then wealth comes. Keep a dog. If Ketu is benefic then one earns wea~h through ones own labour. The domestic life Is full of worries and troubled. The native's sons keep on dying. One spends a big part of his life in foreign land. 2. There will be progress but no transfer. The son of such a native is able to guess the future. problem in legs. Mer twenty six years o1 age the family lffe soffers. Ketu In 9th hoose is considered to be exalted. Worship lord Ganesha. Three sons would die. 1f Ketu in 9th house is malefic then the native suffers from urinary problems. Ketu In lOth House lOth house belongs to saturn. His father dies earty. Wear gold in the ear. 4.184 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets hoose the native's character determines the health of his wife. specially fathe<·in·law. Remedies I. s. If Ketu In lOth hoose Is malefiC then one suffers from urinary and ear problems. which favours Ketu. If one keeps on fo'lllvlng his brothers tor their misdeeds the native will go on progressing. Donate a black and whtte blanket in any temple. If saturn Is In 6th then one Is a famous player. If Moon Is auspicious then the native helps his mother~ family. Wear gold in the ear. If Ketu Is benefic here then the nntive Is lucky. Respect elders. Remedies I.

Do not have a loose character. then the elfect even better. 2. 3. Keep silver pot full of honey in llle house. If Saturn i s also malefic. If Rahu Is In 6th house. along with Men:ury. 1f one kills dogs Ketu gives malefic results. If Ketu In 12th house Is malefic then one buys land from an lsweless person and the native becomes Issueless himself. Worship Lord Ganesha. but one tends to worry about his future. 4. Keep black dog. 2. 3. It gives wealth. l<ei\J gives malefic results. 2. The more he worries about future. Ketu In 12th House Here Ketu Is considered to be exalted. achieves a big position and spends on good works. Wear an onyx or emerald. If Ketu is male tic here then the native has problem in his abdomen. Ketu in 11th House Here Ketu is considered very good. specially after forty eight years of age. This house is affected by Jupite< and Saturn. Venus or Mars. Avoid aduttery. If Ketu is benefic here and Saturn is in 3rd house. it gives enormous wealth. Remedies l . If Mercury is in Jrd it leads to Raja Yoga. RlllniiCllas 1. One has all the benefits and luxuries of life.Pldlletsln l1Jn'ous Houses Mtd tltek Remedies 165 Remedies l. more troubled he Is grandmother or mother of the native wlfers. Use the remedies of Moon and Jupiter. Then there would be no benefit from son or house. 1t 2nd house has Moon. The native Is wealthy. Keep a dog. Keep a dog. The wealth earned by the native Is more than his paternal wealth. .

their slow motion lengthens the time that their aspects last. They are used to time events. Transits are one of the main techniques employed by astrologers for predictive purposes. When transiting planets contact each other or one of yoor natal planets. thereby creating the greatest change. they Indicate passing moods. how Is their Influence determined and how can we best understand these Influences for ourselves? Today we will begin to address these questions from an accessible and easily comprehensible perspective. In other words. There may also be some valuable tips f()( the expert tool 8elore yoo can truly begin to understand the effects or planetary ltanslts on yoor own life It~ really necessary to have yol. n-o nth to month and year to year aroond the zodiac and particularly the Influence of these relative to our own Individual horoscopes. Whldl Transits are most Important? The slowest moving ooter Planets ironically have the most influence. but mostly.Pfanets Transits are the positions of the Planets as they orbit in their daily motion. Media astrologers lnc()(l)()(ate a large transit component In their sign forecasts and consulting astrologers place great emphasis on this method In their Individual consultations.186 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Cliapter 10 Vntferstandi111J 'Your fJ'ransits c:l fJ'ransitiTIIJ <. The term transit refers to the movements of the planets day to day. You can use a biwheel chart to COOllare the current transits to a natal chart.l' own unique . Transits of the outer planets to yoor personal Planets can signal big changes In your l~e. we are alerted that things are n-ore likely to happen. Even thoogh they are farthest away from the Earth. The Moon aspects are the most fleeting. But what precisely are planetary transits.

Planetary Positions The next thing which you11 need to know is where the planets are for a given moment in time.VnderstandJng Your Tran sits & 'Transiting PlanelS 187 llirthdlart. or whenever you would like to know about. you are ready to start relating this to your blrthchart and subsequently determining their effects. The latter probably represent the best value for money. . n Once you have the necessary data for where the planets will be at a given moment in time. Don1 worry about the Ascendant. Thus you need to know where the planets will be on a (ertaln date you can always calculate a new chart fO< that date. This data is tabulated In a reference book called an ephemeris.ect properly it's much better to view matters in direct application to yourself and to your own unique circumstances. In a month's time. so i s their Influence and effect on a certain date. both in the past and into the future . Any computer program which can calculate birthcharts contains an ephemeris. six month's time.but continuing with largely predictable orbits which they've followed for millions ol years. the planets on the day which you are Investigating) around the outside ol your blrthdlart. or for greater depth and detail are published in book fO<m themselves on an annual or century long basis.although this Is probably rather a long-winded approach! Otherwise basic printed ephemerides are contained in many astrology books. but to investigate this sutl. Ephemerides are produced either In printed form or increasingly as computer software. Human beings have only observed these movements for a fraction of this time.e. Plot the positions of the uans~lng planets (I. some very slowly . This WO<d cO<nes via Latin from the Greek word for 'diary• and lists planetary positions on a regular basis.some of them quiclcly. North Node or other more obscure astrological features it's simply the Sun and Moon (known as the luminaries) and the eight planets with which we'll be concerned.since by and large planetary motions are entirely consistent. First choose a mO<nent either now. Your unique birthchart is a 'snapshot' of the !leavens for the precise momerl and location that you were bO<n. Midheaven. the plural of which is ephemerides. But of (Ourse it doesn1 stop there! The planets are always In perpetual motion through the constelladons of the zodiac . 1 t is certainly possible to make coherent comments regarding ongoing and future trends in a person's life based on their Sun Sign alone. but still long enough to determine the planet's orbttal periods and to extrapolate their future positions. Since the motions of the planets are predictable.

8 YEARS (Elliptical orbit fastest through Virgo .2% OAYS ABOUT ONE MONTH (Average figure: vari able & depends on retrogradation) ABOUT ONE MONTH (Average figure: vari able & depends on retrogradation) TWO MONTHS (Average figure: vari able & depends on retroaradallon) ONE YEAR 2% YEARS 7 YEARS 14 YEARS 12 . All the celestial bodies move at different rates. However.46 YEARS 84 YEARS 164. when it comes to forecasting and prediction a large component of your subsequent delineation will consist of when specific events are likely to occur.32 days) ABOUT ONE YEAR (Always within 28' of the Sun) ABOUT ONE YEAR (Always within 4. .n or will form an aspect to your natal placings.7 YEARS .Scorpio and sk>west through Pisces & Aries) Juplter 11.88 YEARS (About 23 months) ONE MONTH 2Y .31 YEARS (Elliptical orbit: equivalent to or faster than Neptune's through Virgo . Thus it Is crucially Important to be aware of how fast each planet completes irs journey through the zodiac aoo in lhe shorter term.26 davsl ONE MONTH (27.!1' of the Sun) 1.Capricorn Inclusive) 2.188 Know about Transt of P lantts A Changed Scenario In fact we can narrow things down still further.79 YEARS 249 YEARS Chiron 50. Rates af Planetary Motion Pia. how long it will stay in each stg.Tlrcugh the Zodiac Through the 51~ Sun Moon ~lercury Venus ~Iars ONE YEAR (365.86 YEARS Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto 29. This is not so important in natal astrology since we are dealing with a fixed moment in time. or how long certain treoos will last.

will be completed in the region of thirteen years. l'he Transiting Planets Transits are probably the major method of astrolo~cal forecasting in use today. namely Jupiter through to Pluto indusive. since the sign related Influences will or course affect everyone concurrendy. Pluto's transit or Sagittarius . !11e main emphasis should be placed on the houses or our blrthcharts which are being Implicated and the areas of llle thus signllled. When assessing the importance of planetary transits it is <ecommended that the greatest emphasis be placed on the motions of llle slower moving outer planets. The Moon for example takes less than a calendar month to traverse llle whole zodiac . To begin with you' ll need an essential comprehension of astrological symbolism. Pluto can take even longer.and to find out how to obtain !11e rest . We've considered how ~·s really quite straightforward to begin applying this technique for yourself.the word month being derived from this associatioo.which began in early 1995 . We have seen how In terms ol assessing a transit's impact. .VnderstandJng Your Transits & 'Transiting PlanelS 18'! Referring to the Planetary Motion Table it is clear that there is a great d~fe<ence in the speed at which the plan<!G and the luminaries move. An easy way to obtain much or !111s information . This Is due to their much longer orbital periods. both within more serious astrologi cal circles and In the wider media . a reasonable knowledge of the planets' orbital periods and some guide as to where each planet will be in the zodiac on llle date In which you're Interested. a copy or your own blrthchart or the birth chart ol whoever you'd like to consider. reduced frequency or Influence In the various areas or our lives and the consJderably greater duration or !11elr effects. although currently it is actually rather {lOse< to us than Neptune and thus moves slightly quid<er. The signs Involved are generally less Important to the Individual than these former criteria. thus only passing through ha~ the zodiac if we live into our eig~ies. assessing current and future trends in your own lite and in the lives or those around you.Is to look at the prior two lessons in this series! So far we've established that when assessing planetary transits it is advisable to concentrate largely on the slower-moving outer planets Juplter !11rough to Pluto Inclusive. At the othe< extreme Neptune will take about fourteen years to transit cone sign. This is due to the more pronounced effects which such ponderous motions engender and the lower frequency with which they occur.

Thus the need to takelhe Initiative Is always present. although this will surely need to be approached In a rather different way. Jupiter's less desirable characteristics are often of the over-something variety I Over-eating. This given the res. However. with consolidation and wllh structure. Formerly known as the 'Greater Malefic: we nowadays assume a more growth orientated approach towards saturn~ function. abundance. So what are lhe effects ol the five outer planets when implicated by transit? Jupiter: jupiter has been termed the 'Greater Benefic' and as such is generally one of the most obviously fortooate influences so far as transits are concerned. but with Saturn we must slowly and determinedly plod towards our alms and objectives. A degree of caution and reserve is always necessary. from adu ~hood to maturity and . obligation and hefty responsibilities. over-drinking.HO Planetary Effects Koow about Transt of Plantts Precisely what~ likely to occur wilh regard to the affairs of each !louse is largely depe<>dent on the transiting planet concerned. such opport\Jnities are oolikely to come and beat down our doors Jupiter sirt'liiY facilitates the cosmic cirrumstances for us to achieve these associations through our own efforts and undertakings. Arrogance. dedication. This reorganisation lasts largely until Saturn's return visit some thirty years later. without it we would never achieve anylhlng of lasting benefit. prosperity.ults are often very durable. It thus serves to demarcate important rites of passage . self·discipline. As Saturn slowly transits our birthchart it allows us to fortWy and to reorganise each area of our life In turn and to put matters on a more solid footing. j upltet'S lucky breaks may come and oo. It is linked with expansion. over-spending and over-optimism are some of the ways In which It can cause dlffKulty. success and growth. All transits can have their downside if we mishandle their effects. It Is actually even more analogous with lhe concept of success and fruition ll1an Is j upit(!(. good fortune. broadened horizons. Sai. although luck is usually on our sides where this planet's influence is concerned. However. duty.a most fortuitous lmpactl Saturn: saturn represents a very different principle from jupiter. neglect of details and a tendency towards irresponsibility can also characterise it's action. This planet Is associated wllh achievement. With care though . self·denial.\Jrn always entails such unfashionable concepts as hard work.from youth to adUlthood. increase.

so Neptune's Influence frequenUy begins with 11 period of confusion. . gradually incorporated into our personalities with llle passing years. Neptune: Neptune will only have transited about half our horoscopes when we reach our mid·eighties. limitations. It will complete one full transit of our birthcharts in our mid·eighties.the effects of this planet tend to be most pronounced whe<1 It first enters a house or when It Is conjunct with one of the birthchart's angles. imagination and idealism and it's transits allow us to create llle perfect scenario In the relevant area of l~e. dissolution and possibly decca as circumstances around us cea se to prove depe<ldable. Hence the association of Neptune with losses.Vnderstanding Your T ransits & 'Transiting PlanelS 191 from maturity to old age. understanding and with self-sacrifice. tile dlffere<1~ the new and the unique are all particularly favoll'ed. Due to the protracted duration of it's stay in each house -a characteristic shared willl Neptune and Pluto . activities in which we are truly able to be Oli"Selves will simply e!loy a healthy boost The unusual. restrictions and inhibition in the widest sense.we are rarely drawn to the need to restructure unless encouraged! Uranus: Uranus relates to change. However. to freedom and to least one second opinion I Neptune Is also associated wllll spirituality and with a higher perspective. For example that pertect investment undertaken wi th Neptune transiting yoll' Eighth House would require very careful assessment and -Inthe best of clrc!l'nstances . fear or maybe Inertia! Any circumstances which are lilriting and which are preve<1ting us from expressing our true potential are the most likely candidates for a good dose of Uranian uph~val . problems. with compassion. Irs always Important to maintain a fairly practical and realistic approach. It's function can be sudden. We are thus compelled to assume e less materialist and more philosophical outlook. ooexpected and is most disruptive where matters are held together for the sake of security. uranus transits bring change to the area ol our life which they are highlighting and uttimately allow us to express greater individuality with regard to the matters concerned. It's primary effects relate to intuaion. As h!l'nan beings we unfortunately are often not as yet capable of taking such a viewpoint unaided. Subsequently it becomes more of a background influence. The worst response to such issues is to try to avoid them . supposed necessity. Satum~ initial e<1try into each house can correspond with difficulties.

Outmoded yet deeply conditioned psychological and emotional responses are frequenUy notable candidates lor such. manipulation. Pluto lransits question the central tenets on whkh we have built our existe<>ce and why we behave In the ways that we do. so it's effects can be very difficult whilst we are working through them. I hal<! seen many a student look years ahead In an ephemeris to 1ty to lind a period In their lite that !hey can look forward to.lives it touches. Issues of control. Pluto transits often confront us w~h highly sensitive topks whkh we would rather ignore. profoundly and with a locus on the very depths ot our beings. especially during the times when they get close to our natal planets as well as Ctllcial areas ol our chart. a cheerful yet detached perspective. ol course.not suddenly like Uranus but slowly. It Is. Inappropriate resistance will generally prove useless anyway. and after waiting some months or years lor the transit to occur. so attil\Jdes which take no account <>I the tee lings ot omers should certainly be avoided. Irs entry into a house is often associated with destruction and with decay. Kindness and thought tor others. However.192 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Neither is Neptune sympathetic to purely egotistkal concerns. or angles In your chart. How many times have you anticipated a transit over one ol your planets. what actually happens In Ia a. It brings strength and intensity to whichever area ol o. faith. In anticipation of a particular transit. natural to think this way. found that regar!less otall your . jealousy. They bring hidden psychological baggage to me surface . possessiveness.. yet in time a new order will arise providing that Pluto~ essential challenges are squarely addressed.. dominance and power are frequent. Is a tar cry from what is normally expected. n os planet can engender a very rulhless response.allowing us to review and to rebuild matters from a fundamental standpoint. or midpoints. intuition and a trust in the overall wisdom of the Universe will bring llle best results! Pluto: Pluto symbolisi!S complete change and transformation. It will usually only serve to extend and to prolong this planet~ more <llficult effects! When Transits Do Not Work II the belief that knowing asltology can better one~ lite has any trum to It men It would ce<talnly be Important lor us to pay more attention to me transiting planets.

For some. if a big sports event is occurring i n your local arena but you do not have the price of admission. In astrology. Yet. that a person who has not karmlcally evolved 111clr mind. this individual may well come up with a theory that advances mankind. we might get a very different view of life and our place in it. In yet another example. Under the very same transit that hardly benefited the janitor at all. may well be a college professor "'a great 1111nker ol our time. To see this. Again. nothing happened to make a noticeable difference in your life! This has. A transit occurs. the same thing happens. the results of the transit would go basically unnoticed. This would expand knowledge. In the area of life It Is effectifl9. for many years. you cannot partake of this opportunity if you do not have Ice skates or the experience to know how to skate. On the other hand. this kind of lack-of-occurrence can itself.Vfldersta nding Your Transits & 7raf1Sitlng PlanelS 193 expectations. then you cannot attend it. the urlverse presents an opportunity. someone who has worked on their Mercury fO< many years or many l ifetimes. As a result. mloht oct lltUe or no benefit frO<n such a transit. she keeps belie1A09 that under the right tra~t this will all change. presumably olvlng the Individual a broader understancino of whatever Is on their mind. She . when the transit finally ocrurred. If a recent snowstO<m has frozen over a nearby lake and made it perfect for ice skating. but it is only for you if you have paid for the admission. but the expected effects or It can only be experienced by those who have paid IMir karma fO< it. if we understand why this happens. con ~der the woman who has a pattern or getting involved with men that are bad for he' She may constantly find herself attracted to individuals who cannot shoulder responsibility. and has earned the karmic right to have it well aspected and well placed by sign or house. been one of the most seemingly contradictory violations of astrological influence that most students of astrology have at one time or another experienced. yet you cannot partake or all or them. and for him. There are a lot of things in life that offer opportunities. A fanltor might find a better clearing product. consider a Jupiter transit over natal Mercury. the event goes by with no influence to your life. For example. ea~l y shake their belief In astrological theo<y Yet. The point Is.

you will be karmically ready and deserving to benefit from the transits' power for change. so that no matter what the time is in history. suggesting opportunities or roadblocks. astrology Is not a science upon which you or anyone should base their life. astrological predictions generally forecast events. A transit aspect occurli whenever a planet. or transits going through your chart. the Sun or the Moon In your natal horoscope. Once she does. The Important point to this Is that It Is far less Important to know where the transits are or b'y to anticipate how they will affect you. you are applying to your Karma in this life. In an ea~ler time. rather than wa ~ing for llle heavens to do It for you! Transits/ Transiting Planets When astrologers talks about transits. The transits show the trends in your life the ups and the downs brought about by circ. Transit as peas often signal opportunities or warnings relative to certain activities and actiOns. Transit aspects should not be used as an exclusive tool to make up your mind about Important Issues. Armed with this Information.. forms a s~sitlve angle with one of the planets. Most current day astrologers now Se<!the effects of the transits in more psychological and subtle terms.194 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets may ev~ make several marriages. It's easy to get confused. because she has not yet loolced at the Karma of her behaviour patterns.nstances that you face. and begins to resolve her karmic problems. if you follOw them. but nonetheless. Moon. Belng aware of pending tmnslt aspects may alert you to the time when you should move ahead. It may also be a tool to help . it~ a tool to help make a balanced decision. all ending with the same dismal results. the astrologer can projett (or predict) when a planetary transit might Impose ~ influence on a given individual. The ephemeris (an astrologkal/astronomkal almanac showing orbital movement ol the Sun. but Instead. It Is my ferv~t hope that my books bring this lesson across. is fundamental in astrology. then she becomes ready for real change to occur in her life whenever beneficial transits trigger the karmic lessons she has learned In her natal planets. The study of transits. and the effett that they tell. moving In orb~. The reading are olten not very specific. In either case. and they may also send a clear message that the moment Is not the Ume 1 0 stick your neck out. Fi rli~ transits refer to the movement of planets across the sky. then to pay for the Karma of every planet in your chart properly. you will see that they do foretell the essence of events and changes. and planets) tells us just where the planets are each day. so that whenever transits effett them.

and you may desire more ente<tainment than usual. A Venus transit can last for a few days at the rrost and can indicate enjoyment In your sodallife and feelings of love. You will be more creative and active. You may express yoursetfmore openly according to the natal planet. but there is so much more than Sun sign astrology. You may want to beautify your home or self. not always consciously and these emotional changes should be judged accOfding to the planet. Mercury transits affect the mind and movement So ol\en. one of the biggest determining factors in the timing cor events.Vfldersta nding Your Transits & 7raf1Sitlng PlanelS 195 you understand whatever problem or situation that is occurring in your life at a particular time. A Sun transit only lasts for a week. making them wider 111an others. More Importantly. the transit aspects in play may explain why this is so. sign and house being transited. write letters. A Mercury transit may also stimulate you to make many local errands. Sun transits have an effect on health. make phone calls and generally communicate with others. Unless you know your rising sign. The sizes of your own houses may vary and some may be intercepted. you want to travel. thus. A Men:ury transtt only lasts a day or two. it will take longer for the planets to complete their lransits through those houses. The dally horoscope may track the Moon or other planets mrough the different houses accOfding to what sign is on the Ascendant but it does not take into account your own individualized wheel. The following are desoiptlons of the general effects of the planetary lransits. you may find that this short forecast often does not fit for you and even Wyou do relate to it. it is still very generalized. A ~toon transit lasts only for three or four hours at the mosl It effects mainly moods and feelings. Yoo may attract people and things to you so this is the time to find new . and when positive {hanges may be coming aboul The good Urnes and the hard times are all part of the human experience Many of us read our dally horoscopes out ol curiosity and Interest. sign and house being transited. as the Sun moves about one degree a day. It Is necessary to know the placement of your natal planets In order to Interpret how these transiting planets are interacting with them. at the most. If your situation seems to be difficult now. lt Is necessary to note the nature of the planet or house being lranslted along with the effect of the aspect for a more complete picture. e-mail. Consideration also needs to be given to how frequently and for what length of time planets are in retroQ(ade motion. energy and willpower. however.

Its transit Is extremely important to follow in your chart and the familiar term " 7 year itch" refers to the four major aspects it makes dt. Saturn is trying to teach us something and there are certain lessons to learn. So plan to keep busy during a Mars transit 50 you can have an ouUet tor this excessive energy. The house Uranus transits through will Indicate an area or your me which needs (hange. unusual events will occur. and may be either exciting or upsetting. their influence is felt tor longer periods of time. depending upon our response. With Uranus. their movement is slower and therefore. or look for a better job or home. presents a much more difficult and (hallenglng energy and makes us race reality. Neptune's speed Is about half as fast as Uranus at 16S years. depending upon the planet being affected. It is the largest planet.IJrn. One can be more energetic and be able to work harder than usual.ring its 28 year cycle. the planet or . The house it is transiting through identifies an area or your lite that is being tested and one In which you may experience great tension. spending about one year in each house. It usually makes life a little easier for us and helps us obtain our desires. Sai. but generally there Is a need to go. 50 It Is known tor growth and expansion of whatever area It Influences.1% /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets friends and lovers. One should also watch their temper during a Mars transit as well as take extra precautions against rushing and accidents. A Mars transit can last about a week. Saturn can add structure to that partic ~ar area or it might bring losses. I pay particular attention to the transits of the <>uter planets. and will only travel about halfway around your chart Neptune. The Uranlan transit definitely yanks us out or our old ruts and routines. venus can also bring out your pleasant side and you may teet more attractive than usual. Undoubtedly. Being farthest from the Earth. Sometimes the energy plays out by receiving gifts or money. Uranus has an 84 year cycle and Its opposition aspect at age 42 Is referred to as the "mid-lite crisis". and this Venus transit would be a superb time to schedule beauty regimens and appointments. the expression ·expect the unexpected" fits best. ~Iars transits energize the areas of lite related to the natal planet being effected. Sudden. It i s generally believed to have a beneficial effect as long as a person does not go to excess. As an astrologer. with its beautiful rings. But Mars can also promote tension and anger. 1t Is not uncommon to experience a heaviness or sadness. Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to make a complete cycle around your wheel.

dissol. However. Matters of the hoose Neptune is transiting may become confusing or undear. Changes are Inevitable. There is much to consider when forecasting events. but as the Moon mo. Astrology is a . of\en just a change of mood. powerful and brings aboot major transformation to whatever !loose. the Influences Ill at it brings are only Reeling. even more information can be found by understanding the angular relationships between the transiting and natal planets. Descendant. Pluto's transit can be psychological. The Moon In its transit touches on each one of the natal planets every 28 days or so. As they move around they make aspects to the natal positions of llle planets and the house cusps. hoose positions and aspects In the birthchart and bring with them their own complex science. . They ~an definitely be empowering. Therefore.'lhls too shall pass·. If one Is experiencing a negative transit rernember. . or area of yoor life. If you are not on the spiritual track.chart. Pluto's energy can play out either internally or in the external world. gradual and characterized by a tearing down of structures before new ones can be rebuilt. but enables us also to clear away old behaviour patterns and regenerate coursel. In addition to following the transits of the planets 11>r0119h the houses.VnderstandJng Your Transits & 'Transiting PlanelS 197 inspiration and illusion. Pluto's influence is strong. It also returns to Its natal position of the blrthchart during this time and Ill is Is known as the wnar Return. In other words. Pluto is the slowest moving of the planets. MC (Midheaven) and I C) activaUng their energies according to the signs. Some think that Pluto transits can be hell. full interpretation of your chart is important to know trends and cycles coming up for you. It will probably only touch one quadrant of so quickly. so it is not a good inftuence to make decisions or permanent commitments related to lllat area of your life. is effected. They act as triggers to the natal planets end the angles (Ascendant. sometimes a Neptunian transit can be qutte confusing. A chart set for this occurrence can gl. . Power struggles result. witlla 250 year cycle. Transits are the never-ending journeys of the planets around the our sense of reality and makes us more idealistic. We may believe things which are untrue. Nothing ever stays the same. Transits of Planets to the Natal Chart A birthchart is a map of the zodiac and tile planetary positions at birth.e an Insight Into the trends ol the month ahead..

Bad Karma's keep materializing in so many new ways. good. The Incarnation need not necessarily be a human form is worth to be reme<nbered. acts like a trigger setting off the natal configuration. People in their l ife experience excellent. For Solar and Lunar Returns.HS Koow about Transt of Plantts The transits of the inner planets to the natal planets are all of short duratiol\ except when they go retrograde. While good can be called as all enjoyments it Is difflcutt to classify the types of sufferings the human being undergoes in his lifetime. this can be triggered by transits. The Sun and Moon are the onty planets never to tum retrograde. as it will then transit It again. If MUng on a natal planet. can Indicate the possibility of separation from a partne<. As an example. Theydo not cause any Stllertng. The Dashas keep moving and keep changing like a . possibly life·changing influence. ve<y good. When a planet is about to tum retrograde. hence we SE!<! so many types of new S<Jfferings In addition to the old ones. The lnlluence of stations. For instance. ve<y bad and calamitO\Js periods. please visit the respective pages for them. can be qutte mar1<ed. it stations for a time before apparently turning back in its motion. A transit of two or more Inner planets. A transit ol one of the outer planets doesnt necessarily have to hit a natal planet for Its effect to be felt. The third time is uS<Jally the most noticeable. So too Wa planet retrogrades over a natal planet having already passed over it once. Planetary Transits and Changes In Fortune Destiny of an Individual is already charted according to his Karma to be eJ<I)erienced In a particular Incarnation. Planets are Indicators of the type of suffering likely to be experienced. routine or normal. uranus transiting the cusp of the 7th house. The planets keep moving and assume several positions. W you have a grand trine in the natal chart (planets in aspect to each other in each sign of one particular ele<nent). Any planelln transit returning to the same position as It was at birth will trigger off the aspects made In the natal chart by that planet. the descendant and the<efore one of the angles. bad. hitting on one or more of the planets in the grand lline. A transit over one of the f011r angles of the chart is usually a major. Transits of the "heavy• outer planets are very much more sigrificant in that they spend more time hovering ove< a particular area of a chart. Inner planet transits can be much more sigrifican~ if at tile same time they are making their own aspects togethe< and hitting on a point of the birthchart whicll has tts own. when it turns to direct motion.

As expected the satellite went 200 km oot of Its scheduled orbital path and became a wasteful . These planets In their movements and ascribed qualities become the karmic barometers showing a high or low reading or an Impending storm or a typhoon etc. Is the time favourable to do lhls? Does he have combination of planets for doing a gairlul independent business? A person woold like to marry but he is not been able to find any one 1o marry him. What planets do is to indicate the type cot reactions in store for a person on the appropriate time scale. These are known as karmic consequences. Planets do notcontrof any body's life. which can provide the light answers 1o these questions which plague the human mind. Will it be possible. Will he be cured? A great calamity has befallen some one. murders. He cast the chart for the launching time and found that the satellite would go out ol tts destined trajecto. A Vedic Astrologer works like a dedicated scientist to understand lhe signification's of planets with the changing times and prescribes remedies suited to times. suicides.yllf yes when? Many married people want to get out ol marriage. Will he mar. Will he recover? It is only the Vedic astrology. which are equal In time scale. which ~auses him much mental or physical agony. If yes when? Many people want children but they do not have one. When planeta. Since we are witness to all the happenings of lhis wO<Id like. It is during such calamities the astrological guidance helps. Does lheir horoscope show scope for birth of children? Some one Is suffering with cancer. disappointments. Atheists and agnostics do raise the question" how can planets control human lifel"The answer is simple.y !rends are bad and the corresponding periods are also bad a person falls sick or gets involved in an accident or gets into such a situation. Once an action Is Initiated the reaction Is also Initiated and when tt comes In due time it cannot be wished off. disease quarrel etc specific cases need not be cited. A person desires to quit his job and wants to start a business of his own. dealh. It Is only actions and reactions. loss. accidents. 1t Is foolish to curse an Instrument for the readings on Its panel. To give a true example: • This scribe had an copportuntty to watch the launching of a satellite on lhe television screen.y.VnderstandJng Your Transits & 'Transiting PlanelS 199 l<alcidoscope indicating a good or bad period of life.

200 Koow about Transt of Plantts Had the scientists consulted a good Vedic astrologer he would ha-e given them the suitable Muhurta (auspicious time) for a successful launch! exp~diture . If it cannot be avoided he gives medicines to cure them. AVedic astrologer is like a doctor who warnsof the possible ailments and give~ precaution~ to avoid them. .

This Is a Ume when you more eaS<Iy get In touch with a true sense of your Identity and go solo In some area of your life. This marks the height of your physical solar cycle. You have presence and you project conflde<>ce. so take advantage. On average. Irs a great monlh to do something entirely new and pioneering. Spontaneity of expressioo is what this transit is about. outward behaviour. This particular seasoo of the year smiles on your personal endeavours. and to assert your personal Influence beyond Its normal boundaries. and you are in the position to make an impression on others. There's nothing wrong with a bit of seU· centeredness during this cycle.VnderstandJng Your Transits & 'Transiting PlanelS 201 Cliapter 11 (}:'{anets rtransiting Houses Sun Transits: Houses 01/erviaw: The Sun~ transits thro1J9h the houses of the hO<oscope are relatively short. self·assertlon. and It~ time to seize opportunities. Because many charts are drawn with unequal houses. bringing i ssues surrounding your personal Identity. tM length of the Sun's stay In a house varies. The Sun acts to spotlight and illuminate the affairs of a house. . appearance. You are ready to put your past behind you and to start a new personal cycle. and sel ~expression to the forefroot. the Sun transits a house for a month. The most enterprising side ot your naMe pushes up and out. and directness. Problems in your life may be overcO<ne by bravery. Sun Transits to the Houses SUn Transits the First House llebllttl ol lhe self The Sun Illuminates your first house tor the next few weeks. Increased energy and a renewed feeling of conlidence Is with you now.

and you might just be able to take yoor ideas to the bank. neighbours. and paying attention to your immediate environment. Nothing wrong with I ~ but there are inexpensive (and even free) ways to make yourself feel good. You are exploring and searching now. paperwork. know that at the root of this urge is the desire to pamper and comfort yoorsetf. howewr. so make it a good one! Take steps to improve how you come across to l!lthers. suggesting "busy-ness· and movement. This is the time of year when personal finances and possessions re<eive maximum attention. making connections. and light socializing . and ccrwor1<ers may play a more Important rote than usual in your life during this cycle. You are more Interested In exploring your own neighborhood than yoo are a ditrerent coootry. It's a time of little adventures close to home. El<lravagance with yoor pocketbook is something yoo may want to look oot for. What you have and what you don1 have come Into fOC\Js-what makes you feel comfortable. and what you value. Neither Is this a time when yoo are especially forused. close relatives. It's not the best time forte am work and other cooperative endeavours. friends. your sense of security. Rather. phone calls. The spodight is on you and yoor ability to lead. Sun Transits the Second House The Sun highlights )Our second house for the next few weeks.202 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets llut avoid taking it too far. Yoo are more inclined to dig yoor heels in and hang on to what makes yoo feel most secure than to take big risks. If you find yourself itching to make unnecessary purchases. This is not the most eventful time of year for you. Pour your energy into your w011c and your finances. Give other people a little extra time and attention. This Is not a time of big adventure-seeking. and you could find yourself enjoying (or seeking) attention for your Intellectual know-how. The ability to express and communicate yoor Ideas . and strengthen yoor connections. notice their efforts on yoor beha~. You are more rurlous and alert than usual. It~ time to carve your own path in life. and your foOJs is on material affairs and comfort issues. and you might find that you are especially interested in accumulating possessions. Sun Transits the Third House The Sun Is Illuminating your commoolcations sector for the next few weeks. and is for the most part light·hearted. and you could be quite busy with errands. In fact. Social Interaction Is emphasized during this period. Sewrity is a driving force for yoo right now. You are especially resourceful now. Much energy is expended In understanding and adapting to yoor Immediate envlronmenl Siblings. you could llave a finger In many pies right now.

ng. ready to perform and to express yourself creatively. This is a dme whe<1 you are more flirtatious tl1an usual. when you are Inspired creatively and emotionally. Sun Transits the Fifth House The S. You might be a bit of a showman at this time. This is a cycle in which you find joy In expressing who you are-when your "Inner child" comes out to play. and when you rright take a few risks in life. This is a time to do what you can to bt. Your family.not only gambling with games but with life itself. you have a secure place to return to. this Is the cycle In which you focus on ha~ng fun.Pldnets Transiting Houses 203 is extremely important to you at this time.. but the best way to han!le this energy is to do your best to strengthen your relationship to your family and your home base. Sun Transits the Fourth House A tllfli! to "nest'' The Sun is spotlighting your house of family and home for the next few weeks. roots. Mer a period of ·nesUng". . Pleasure and amuseme<1t play an Important role In your search f(l( freedom of se~-expresslon now. This is a time when you send down roots and seek a feeling of belon!j. and you are more sensitive to whether people appreciate you. You are likely QUite preoccupied with feelings of security and your inner experiences. you are now more spontaneous and more willing to take risks. and heritage come into focus and become a source of pride. Ego confrontations with family members are pos~ble now. leisure time. Show off your best colours! You want others to take till your well. gaming time. You take more pride than usual in your creations. your love affairs. moments spent with childre<l. your children. the focus can be on rultivating and nourishing your inner foundaUons that support you and your growth. and you tend to spread the joy. This Is a very playful period of the year. home. property concerns. whether scientific or tectvlical. so that regardless of what you meet In the outside world o~~er the next months. You coukl be thrust into a position of leadership on the home front. so to speak. Alter a period of self-protectiveness.n illuminates your fifth house for the next month or so. This Is a time to collect yourself. enjoying romance. Besides spending more dme tending to domestic affairs. all come into focus at tl11s time of year. You are eager to investigate new things. and these areas are your instinctive focus during this period.ild trust in your family life and a strong foundation within yourself. and expressing yourself creatively. you are coming out of your shell. Your hobbles. and so forth. You are likely feeling good in genel1ll. More than any time of llle year. and your hobbles.

addictions. Details are more important to you now. You could seek distinction and strive towards perfection in your work. As a result. This may be an especially busy lime for people who consult Qr work with clients one-on-one. you take more pride in the work you do and in your Malth routines than any other time or the year. SUn Transits the Seventh House For the nel<t morth or so. change. Your self-esteem and your ego are tied up in the work you do and in the services you give. A partner provides a mirror for your own self-!iscovery. During this cycle. bending too much to the will or another Is not advised either. It's a great time to make improvNnerts to your regular routines. and to attend to your health and wellbeing. sexuality. Your physical health. Social interactions of a personal. are in focus. companionship. while also discovering what does. personal growth. an important to include others rather than to go solo for the time being. to get or!}anized. Your ego and pride are tied up In how you relate to Qthers now. Circumstances are such that your diplomacy skills are required. tnls Is not the most gregarious ol months for you. Bouncing ideas ott someone helps you to better understand yourself. you have a greater need than usual to be with a partner. You are sorting through llle expl!fiences of tile last sevl!f~l months. focus on Intimacy . Now Is the time to realize your own potential through a significant other. you focus on balancing your personal interests and objectives with your social life. You take a step back. However. The emphasis Is on ·us· rather than ·me•. and they may also seek out your support and companionship. At this time of year. others' money and resources. and is reinforced by your own ability to cooperate and harmonize. regeneration. the Sun illuminates your seventh house. This is a good time to OOild your skills. During t11is cycle. one·on·one kind are emphasized. the Sun energizes your sector of uanslormation.204 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn Transits the Sixth House The Sun illuminates your sixth house tor the next month or so. Your popularity is increasing. This cycle presents an opportunity to get rid or what doesn1 work In your life. Efficiency should be your goal now. separating the worthwhile from the worthless. or with those or a partner. SUn Transits the Eighth House For the next month or so. as well as the relationship between your body and your mind. It's time to bring order to your life by focusing Qn the litde things that make up the whole. and support or other people. You need the energies. and taxes.

taking a few risks. All that is deeply personal comes into focus now. or a course thllt expands your n-lnd. Just how well you are handling your life comes up for inspection. Anything that broadens your experiences attracts now. and your reputation. Research uncovers new material that allows you to develop a better overall picture of the year's evoots. This Is a cycle In which you seek a higher meaning to your life. This cycle brings greater in·depth understanding and an iodination to delve beneath the surface of matters to get to the bottom of them. You are more willing than usual to explore lrte's se<rets. accomplishing something important Your co~etency is something thllt you are especially sensitive to during this cycle. adventure of sorts. This Is the time whe<> you are more Interested ln. will help you to feel good about yourself. and feeding your spirit for sell-expression through some form of advenlllre or highe< learning. Clearing out psychic "junk" or ridding yourself of bad habits may be part ot the picture now. Sun Transits the Tenth House For the next month or so. 1 ntimate matters are especially Important to you during this cycle. and/or seek out new experlooces lhat take you beyond the here and now. lt wolAd be wise for you to consider scheduling a vacation. Sun Transits the Ninth House For the next month or so. A lack of superficiality finds you straight to the point Interested In the flllth ofthlngs. More thlln any other time during the year. you may be dealing with j oint finances and shared resources now more than usual.Pldnets Transiting Houses 201 wah a partner. The only caution with this cycle is Ill at you could lose touch with eve<yday affairs and Important details. your focus is drawn to your "place· or standing in the outer world. Your . your focus turns outward. or si~ ly retreat a little from the hectic pace of life. This is an espedally introspective eyde during which you have the chance to truly uncover your personal strengtl\s and talents. and beyond the mundane details of day-to· day life. away from the more personal concerns that have occupied your thoughts in the last months. you are feeling most adventurous and willing to take a leap of faith. but taking the Ume to recognize your needs for escaping the dally grind. This is an exx:ellent time to create a budget or financial pial\ or to rid yourself of bad habrts that undermine your sense of personal power and self· mastery. the Sun Illuminates your career and reputation sector: More than any other time of the year. On a more practical level. You want to shine. and focused on. This is the time of year when you are most desirous of change on a deep level. These don't have to happen now. Your self-mastery skills and psychological predisposition matter to you more than usual.

Activities with children increase. the Sun travels through your twelfth house. and recharging your batteries. A lively agenda is promised. 1rs a sociable sector of your chart. and to plant a seed In the form of a wlsl1 for the future. lighthearted. Your energy Is largely applied to personal and private allairs now. and thars exactly how you are feeling-happy. Sun Transits the Eleventh House The Sun illuminates your sector of friends. Endings of natural cycles may be part ot the picture at this time of year. and you want to see tangible rewlts for your efforts. If Impersonal. Rest and reflect. A stronger sense of community is with you during IllIs cycle. This is a rather happy. Relationships take on a fun. More contact with authority figures is likely during this period. Connections can be made now and networking pays off. you're attracting quite a bit of interest. keeping in mind tl>at you are at your most visible during thi. . groups.s period in the year. Rather. This Is a time when compeUdve energies and the ego are on a bit of a break. people. This is a time to follow your dreams and ideals. and things. goal-oriented cycle. Recognition is likely to come your way whether you ask fDf it or not. and social.and consider which ones are dragging you down. Think about the attachments you have. and dreams true for the next month or so. marking a time of retreat and regeneration. Group affiliations capture your attention.206 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets vision is practical right now. and prepare for a more outgoing cycle when the Sun moves into your first house. Situations that have naturally outgrown their usefulness in your lite can now be put behind you. and llle responsibility that comes rigl'l along with it! Do what you feel is right. and your energy for making contact with others is high. tone now. it~ a time of reflection. and your ideas are original and progressive now. You are more stimulated by all that is unconventional during this cycle. Your disposition Is Introspective. dreaming. It~ not the time to push ahead with brand new projects. Being part of a community or circle of friendS and building your social network is important to you at this time. ~oming Sun Transits the Twelfth House For the next month or so.

New friendships or contacts night be made. or to react automatically based on your basic emotional orientation. You could find it hard to focus on any one particular task. particu la ~y in your imnnediate environment You are inclined to act on impulse. Moon Transits the Second House Your focus now is on emotional serurity. short trips. How much you have in terms or money and possessions can be an iswe now. You have a . Emotional communications could figure now. Some restlessness is likely now. You co tAd also be feeling emotional or sensitive about your appearance or manner. Your ll'lnd tends to be restless. and could impel you to make some small personal changes. you tend to keep the status quo. and you tend to focus on building 01" solidif~ng your home base. Your locus now is outward-oriented. but also to reel hurt or disappointed. Moon Transits the Fourth House Your attention turns Inward and towards your domestic affairs during lllls 2-3 day transit You feel the need for more privacy than usual. Activities may be centered around making errands. perhaps about the past. This is not a time of emotional bravery. Material or tangible things have more Importance to you right now. phone calls.Planets Transiting Houses 207 Moon Transits: Houses Moon Transits the First House yourself-to manifest your inner world in the outer wolfd in some maMer. Your curiosity Is Ignited. ea. You might find yourself talking mOI"e than uwal. rather than approaching the world objectively. your skin is ttln-you are more sensitive to the vibrations and energies around you. Moon Transits the Third House This 2-3 day transit marks one of the busier periods in the lunar month. You value predictability for the 2-3 days of this transit You donllook for new experiences as much as you put effort Into managing your life In Ol"de< to feel solid and secure. Feeling emotional about your financial position could figure now. You feel the need to express It~ a good time to focus on new beginnings and fresh starts. and other co1m1unlcations.slly bored. such as changing your "look" '"your living environment in little ways. and tends to impact how you feel about yourself. and In need or stlmtAadon. You might deal with the public in some manner. Rather. At this time. In the 2-3 days or this transit you tend to take lllings very personally. It'S easy to be emotionally touched by something now.

How you feel about your close relationships 0< partnerships will largely determine your mood during these 2-3 days. Moon Transits the Sixth House Alter a somewhat naive and playful few days. is often experienced dl. health. As well. while the ~loon transited your fifth house. You could get a sudden desire to see a movie. Your senses are more acute and you could find minor aches and pains are now more noticeable.ring this phase. nurturing relations.. seen. You are feeling especially amorous or at least more inclined to express your loving feelings now. so to speak. play a game. and routine. Sometimes this transit cwelates with the . romance. Recreation. Moon Transits the Fifth House You are likely feeling decidedly more outgoing during this 2·3 day transit than you were feeling while the Moon transited your fourth house. This Is a more Introverted period when you might have your "nose to the grindstone·. This is an expressive few days-l'our energies are directed ouhvards as you feel more confident moving about In lhe world. Enjoy your. you could find !hat litde things that are out of order in your life become more apparent. Try not to stress over little things. and to display your talents. You have an emotional need to be heard.\Jne into you emotionally. and noticed. Others tood to 1. and dally routine. and anylhing that gives you pleasure is now mOte important to you than usual. health. An increased desire to create. or you could be mOte emotionally soosltlve about your work. explore a creadve urge.208 Know about Transt of Plantts greaw need for security and the feeling ol being safe and comfortable during this period. You might have emotional confrontations now or warm.elf and Indulge your whims. This is a time for building your sense o1 security. Cleaning and re--organizing may be In order now. How you feel about your support system at this stage in your life will determine your mood. or take In a play. fO< example. within limits ol course. again depending on your current circumstances. work oo Improving and perfecting the smaller systems in yoUI life so that you can move on without guilt Moon Transits the Seventh House Close personal and business relationships are highlighted now. You might set your feelings aside In O<der to take care of details now. Instead. farrily and personal matters take precedence owr wortdty affairs just now. Your mood Is likely to Impact your health mOte man ever. hobbies. This Is a lime ol dedication to wO<k. the current 2·3 day phase Indicates a need and/O< desire to perfect your craft.

You tend to take more trips or embark on adventures. Moon Transits the Tenth House Your attet1tlon now Is on approval and recogn~lon.Planets Transiting Houses 209 need for a consultation. new experiences. but mE!fltal and spiritual freedom as well. Independence. Atl increased need to be with people.not only physkal freedom of movement and expression. A stronger need tor recognition and for concrete success Is typical of tl"is 2·3 day transit. Feeling emotional about your opinions or beliefs could also f19ure now. Moon Transits the Ninth House Freedom on all levels is the foC\Js during this 2·3 day transit . Discontent with your position In life could be magn~led now. as well as graciousness. finding it hard to detach yourself emotionally in order to look at life objectively.during Ill is transit Emotional boredom or restlessness could be at the root of Ill is. could also figure. You do not want to be limited by boundaries or barriers. preferring to analyze and feel out your life's circumstances than to put yourself ·out there•. but getting to that point can entail some conflict! Feeling emotional about your relationsl"ips could also figll'e now. You are noticed for what you do (and don't do). Sensitivity to your reputation or how others view you can figure now. Be aware that you coukt over· react to matters during this transit. Breaking the routine is in order. Matters surrounding your profession or the authority figures In your life come to llle foreground. Emotional commitments come into focus during the 2·3 clays ol this transit. and to compromise are featured during this transit. and any aaivity that stirs your emotions attracts. The emotional need now Is expansion and growth. and usually on~on-one relationships figure. The fOC\JS Is on establishing some sort of order and control in your life. This Is a more gregarious placement of the Moon .however big or small. You are not as sociable during this brief trend. More attention to physical appearance and attractiveness. to socialize. money and possessions could be emotional issues now. Moon Transits the Eighth House There can be a hunger now for deeper experiences and more powerful bonds. You are looking for more meaning in your life. what you have done (or haven't done). It's time to be on your best behaviour! . On a more mundane level. You are in the position to learn much about yourself by listening to others. and intellectual growth are the major fOC\Js. The need to create or maintain a harmonious envirorvnent dominates n(lW. This is a good time to catch a break and get some perspective on your life.

210 Koow about Transt of Plantts Moon Transits the Eleventh House This is a more sociable and gregarious transit of the Moon. You want to leave your rnal1c on the world In some way-however big or small-and you are more able to make an impression than usual. and you may have a short temper. If circumstances are such. In lac~ you may be somewhat combative under this inftuence. Mars acts to energize the areas of life ruled by the house It transits. you are able to easily fight bade. Mars Transits to the Houses Mars Transits the First House You are able to stand your ground and assert yourself more than usual during this transit. the length of Mars' stay In a house varies. and a~ best to hold bade on starting new projects for the time belng. You have energy at yoUt disposal to move your plans forward. you are more sensitive to the moods of those arnund you. love affairs may also be stepped up during this period. on average. Netwomng Is the keyword forthis2· 3day pl!liod. Mars Transits: Houses 01/ervlew: Because many charts are drawn with unequal houses.t with your inner world is dominant during this 2·3 day transit. On the rare . Mars transits a house for approximately 40 days. and because Mars Is sometimes retrograde. However. and some form of emotional retreat is natural. but don't bulldoze over others in the process! This is an excellent transit for assertiveness and physical vitalay. You could be more insecure than usual. Time spent alone may be necessary. This is often a more introverted period In the lunar month when the torus Is on your dreams and longings. Moon Transits the Twelfth House Heightened sensitivity and an emotional need to coooec. and you could be feeling emotional about your sense of belonging (or lade of) with like-minded people. Avoid being pushy. and sensitivity. Take charge of your life. Stronger social awareness and a desire to belong to a group may figure now. It's a good time to spend with friends or groups. and you are rrore enterprising. However. personal creativity. although sometimes a~ more about expressing your own individuality and breaking the rules.

discussions may become heated. or to present your ~ase.. If this Is the case. This can be a very resourceful time. and you may be called upon to take charge on the home and family fronL You may have mOt'e energy to Invest In to prove yourself (your worth} to olllers using money and possessions as tile means to do so. or family activities. and It this transit stimulates ~onflict Ot' disputes. txJt also to defend your values. it is mOt'e likely to involve the head or face. You may work hard at making yo . You probably should avoid using credit right now.. house repairs.Planets Transiting Houses 211 I!>Ccasion when an a«ident occurs. if you are feeling very restless. Mars Transits the Third House You are likely to have many Ideas and plans going during this ttansit and you might be inclined to scatter your energies as a result.. Ot' they may escalate into arguments. It~ likely because you are taking things very personally right now. This is a time when impulse buying is at a peak. moody.-self feet more secure. You have much energy for new moneymaking projects. genernlly with the hands. this is a good time to sell your ideas to others. may lead to accidents. or defensive during this period. more easily. You may be espedally busy running errands and communicating with others. you may also have a more assertive. Mars Transits the Fourth House You have more energy at your disposal lor domestic projects or activities. seff·centered. As such. or for stepping up existing ones. Mars Transits the Second House You have mo~ energy at your disposal to male@ money. If conflicts occur during this transit. you may be especially defensive and protective. simply because your spending habits may be eJ<Cessive and impulsive. You may be overidentifying w~h what you have and OWl\ and you coukl be t. In fact. re-decorntlng. or because you are over-klentifying with your beliefs and kleas. when you make tile most of what you have.nication style at this time. Because your actions are governed by your Instincts during tills period. More articulate than usual. so Irs wise to be careful on the road or while operating machinery or even using scissors! This is an excellent time to work on inteUectual tasks with more vigour and passion. or provocative comll"K. A tendency to be impatient or impulsive while driving or while perlorming manual may have . Channeled well. it would be a good Idea to do any of these things I You may have an lneteased desire to 1\Jie the roost. they are likely to be over issues of ownership. It Is likely to be family· related.

It <right be hard for you to work w~h others in a harmonious manner during this transit. Use this energy to work cooperatively on relationship problems. When a difference arises. You are more playful than usoal. through activities with children. If health is affected. You have more energy at your disposal to e<press yourself creatively. You may get worked up about old angers or regarding emotional issues from the past that are resurfacing now. Relationships are ~lvaclous and dynamic during this period. Mars Transits the Seventh House Partnerships may suffer from ego conflicts. about them. or adversaries may be (hallenglng.212 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets arguments will> lllem. or sports.. Mars Transits the Elghth House Sexuality and Intimacy are stimulated under this transit Negative expression of this energy Is the tendency towards ego conlllcts concerning lolntly held property or money. and this could be an especially passionate time. You have much energy at your disposal to pick up (I)( step up) a health and physical activity program. or on their beha~. you are quick to settle it. Also.dally routines tend to speed up during lllis transit. a would be wise to find litUe projects and things to do so that you can (hannel excess energy constructively. You may even find that you seem to need someone~ help In order to do what you want to do during this cycle. watch out for a tendency to want to gamble. Perhaps you have a larger workload than usual. You tend to put mO<e energy into play and pleasore! Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends. romantic activities. and disputes with co·workers are possible. If you are feeling Hpecially angry.. Your close personal relationships are lively during this cycle-full of conflicts and resolutions 0< reconciliation. and have little patience for sweeping matters under llle rug. but not necessarily seff·discipline to match. hobbies. fevers or infections are more likely. You may also encounter opposition from career· related matters or people. Your love life may step up a notch. It~ a great time to take charge of your health. Mars Transits the Fifth House This is a very seff·e•pressive time when you have lots ol energy. Mars Transits the Sixth House You have more energy for wO<k and yo. or restless. Conflicts with partners over values or . and especially magnetic. frustrated.

and there are certainly ways to do so without stepping on others' toes. the best way to achieve your goals during this period Is to work as a team. You prefor to lead a group rather than follow during this period. travel.Pldnets Transi t ing Houses 213 possessions are possible. Your humanitarian impulse may be stimulated. You are likely to be more strategic in your actions during this period. Mars Transits the Eleventh House Group activities and cooperative efforts are the best way to acl11eve your goals right now. Whether it's professional or personal. Some restlessness and hunger for adventure is experienced now. You may feel that your schedule gets ovelloaded at this time with llllngs to do (usually for others). It can be a lime when past actions catch up with you-and this is not necessarily a bad thing! It could also be a time whell much of your e11ergy Is channeled . others for support Mars Transits the Ninth House During this period. as you become aware of the subtleties of human i nteraction. Mars Transits the Twelfth House This is the time to research and reflect upon your goals. or simply new subjects. Negative potentials include being excessively opinionated cor getting easil y fired up over differences in points of view. This Is a time when your best course of action is to recognize Ill at you need. this trans~ could bring a crisis or ending of some kind. Mars Transits the Tenth House This transit sti mulates your ambition and/ or your desire to be recognized for your accomplishments. or rely on. Avoid allowing the ego to attempt to dominate others. or legal fights. or to at least to do some networking. You may pour more energy Into self·promotion cor businesS/career activities. you have all sorts of Ideas about what you want to do. Conflicts with those In authority are possible now. This can be a good time to become self· employed or start a business if other factors (and Mars Itself) are favourable. You may have more energy than usual to want to organize projects. Something you hear about now might disturb or touch you deeply. As well. 1 n fact. Occasionally. you are looking to expand your activities. The role you play for other people In your !We becomes the focus. Essentially. you are likely to have an increased desire for others to notice you. you are especially enthusiastic and more bold Ill an usual. and you may find that you have a lot of energy for higher sl\Jdies.

and casual friends may become more prominent In your life now. This is natural-you may just as well do your best work alone for now. especially if they are not allowing themselves the chance to recoup and if they are not letting their intu~ion serve them. Some may experience insomnia during this phase. Mercury acts to rationalize the areas of life ruled by the house ~ transits. perhaps mlschieYOus. . neighbours. the length ol Mercury· stay in a house varies.214 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets into private matters. This Is the time to bo direct and to communicate your needs and Interests. You are sharper than usual. This may also bo a resU ess time when it Is dltflcult to turn the thinking process off when It would be better to relax! It Is an especially fruiUul time for any endeavour that requires dealing with words. Relationships with siblings. if allowed to run free. classmates. lighthearted. evaluate your appearance and lhe impact you have on those around you. Unconscious behaviour patterns could influence the way you asseJt yourself. Mercury Transits: Houses OVerview: Mercury's transits through the houses of the horoscope are relatively short. or when you prefer that others not observe what you are doing. and non· threatening so that others may be more lndlned to turn to you for actvlce or pleasant conversation. Mercury Transits to the Houses Mercury Transits the First House This is a period in which you are most inclined to speak up about matters that you previously were only mulling over. Ideas. Others may enjoy a more active dreaming life (tt>s includes day-dreaming). especially with regards to goals and new concepts. and more ioclined to . Your disposition Is more intellectual than usual now. You are more inclined to talk about yoursell and your personal past now. ive in lhe head· . and because Mercury is sometimes retrograde.more observant. the imagination can serve them very well. 'lour demeanour Is more youthful. and self·expression comes easy. and. Using the power of words to attract what you want or to fulther your Interests works best for you now. Because many charts are drawn with unequal houses. It Is likely that you will initiate discussions during this period. and make contact w~h others rather than stay chained to any one place or activity. and facts and figures.

might particula ~y enjoy discussions about your early life. Your interests are especially varied now. "lnformaUon ove<load"ls also a possibility. Mercury Transits the Third House Mercury is right at home in the third house. communicating with nelghbours and siblings. phone calls. Conversations tend to be practical rather than f rivolous now . facility with words. as you are mOte rational when it comes to personal matters now. this can be a wong period for gathering new money-making ideas. chatting. it c04Jid be a time when you tend to fret over your finances. With your conscious mind focused on mon~ and possesslof\S. Others oojoy the challenge of tackling a variety of subjects. the past. so this Is not the best 1ranslt lor focusing on one task or project. family. appeal strongly.. writing. and perhaps scattered. income.Pldnets Transi t ing Houses 215 Mercury Transits the Second House This is a strong period for analyzing your cash now. You are more practical and rational in your approach to finances now. Your rrind often wanders to domestic concerns. and community affairs. Your mind Is especially Inquisitive during this cyde. In fa<t. sl>on trips. ttl an Ideal time to pick up Information from your environment and the people In It. wriUng em ails. You may require solitude in order to get mental woc1c done during this cycle. As well. Your mind Is often distracted. visiting friends and relatives. and the ability to multi-task successfully. Some are fidgety 0< ne1110us during this cyde. talking. and studying can be good ways to handle stress. In the car making short f requent tops. This may lle a busy time with neighbours. and loved ones. Also. There can also be a tendency to fuss over insignificant matters now.. as your tendency Is toward a certain level of intellectual detachment just now. classmates. however. y. when learning. and the like. and earning power. Your mernO<y Is mOte retentive than usual. siblings. and other forms of communication and making connecUons. and doing paperwork is likely now.. it's a great time to open up conversations with loved ones. Mercury Transits the Fourth House This is a time during which you can erjoy increased powers of concentration. particularly when circumstances call fO< you to stick to routine. Alternatively. and offers a natural curiosity. . More time spent on the phone. or farrily matters during this cyde. Financial gain may come through convnunications. and y04Jr thoug~s often turn to personal matters. as well as pl!tsonal values. perhaps due to Increased errand· running. running errands.

Menial tasks becOtne more prominent. Therefore. you might take home wO<k or find Ill at people drop by yo~ home orten during Ill is cyde. or romance during this expressive cycle. and perhaps hectic. there is a powerful mental connection w~h your creative self·expression. You are proud ol your ideas. f Df example. It's an excellent period IO< sorting out the details of your daily existence. as you are especially objective and Intelligent when It comes to getting a handle on yo~ daily affairs and all or the . and you could be thinking of smeduling (heck-ups or busy researching ways to Improve your health. You tend to e~erta in olllers with your conversation. You're more willing to take risks on a mental level now. You might enjoy researching speculative ventures now. and logical for the most part. Mercury Transits the Fifth House During this cycle. ittle things" that co~ribu te to a feeling of efficiency and competency. There Is likely to be more activity. and personal past On the other hand. pleasures. family. Wotch. this transit sometimes indicates an especially busy. Your tl'lnking is more creative than usual.and !Ills Is an excellent time to do so. You especially enjoy games lllat involve competing with others on a mental level. Your approach to work during this cycle is pleasant. Your llloughts ll. Mercury Transits the Sixth House This is a good p laceme~ for Mercury. You have a stronger need than usual for intellectual stimulation. and very good at expressing them to others smoothly now. You tend ro take more Interest In Otganlzlng your working environment. period on the domestic scene. and your sense of humour (and of mischief! I is especially strong. however. You are lndined to make to-do lists. pay bills and sort out clutter.lrn to children. so take advantage or the increased spontaneity and creativity that comes with this position. or to Improve your skills and output In terms of work. . moveme~. your friends and romantic partner are best appreciated now if they are intellectual types. cont ac~ and communications with co-workers now.216 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets and issues surrounding your home. as it is the natural ruler or the sixth house. and to do detail worl< on the job. "'ou are Inclined to want to learn new work skills. happy. for tension or idle chit· chat Interfering wllh your work output during this cyde. Heatth matters are most (ertainly on your brain as well. unless you allow wOtry Ot scattered energy to enter the picture. You may also show a keener interest in improving your basic skills.

thoughts. and communications from or with someone far away may be part of tile picture. Missing appointments and other forms of forgetfulness co lAd be part or the picture now. simply because you naturally entertain opposing viewpoints. This is an excellent cycle In which to do some flnandal planning and strategizing. practical affairs just now. Your own thoughts become clearer through dialogue with others. You are more diplomatic than usual during this transit. As such. intimacy. and ideals. Some indecisiveness is possible now. You can use llle power of words to advise others or to make peace with people In your life. taking into account others' needs as well as your own. Your Ideas may come . and finances. or with those witll whom you share a personal history .Planets Transiting Houses 217 Mercury Transits the Seventh House You tend to weigh the pros and cons of '!Very issue during tllis cyde. or arbitration during this cycle. picking up all of the hidden from people around you and reading between the lines. You are open to expanding your knowledge base during this cycle. ~ues Mercury Transits the Ninth House Not content to focus on mundane. such as those revolving around tile sharing of power. this is a great time to open up conversations about topics that normally might cause waves. There is a lot of emphasis on ~ommunications witll partners and best friends at this time. counseling. You feel most comfortable spending time with people on a one·to-one level. You may be doing public relations work. negotiating. intimate. Research is also highly favoured. or your career requires more communication than usual during thls cycle. and personal matters with rationality and togic. your mind is on bigger visions. Your inclination during this cycle is to think about the "big picture· rather til an tile mundane circumstances and details of your life. Instead of simply shooting tile breeze. You are putting everything into perspective now. rather than compartmentalizing. you are more Inclined to discuss broader philosophies now. You speak with authority during this period. It's also easier for you to approach sensitive. You have a strong desire to cooperate and conmunicate with others now. and you are more accounta ble lllan usual for what (and how) you communicate. Mercury Transits the Tenth House You are likely thinking a lot about your career and business matters. Mercury Transits the Eighth House You are more intuitive now than usual.

you are less Inclined towards chatting about frivolous matte<s now. so discretion may be In orde<. This may be important. and meditation. This is an excellent period for developing caree< and professional plans or strategies. Sharing your tl1oughts with others is a prime interest. As well. because this position is sometimes associated with the uncovering of secrets. but do avoid being dragged down by Issues that have <>utgrown their worth and purpose. particularly those that draw upon the emotions or that require creative visualization sijlls. and you have the ability to come up wrth unusual and inventive ideas. as long u you don1 waste your energy on guilt. You may be turned to for advice or for your opinion Cln important matte<s. Mercury Transits the Twelfth House Your mind Is focused on private matters and past Issues during this cyde. You are likely to require a certain amount of solitude In order to get your thoughts togethe< or to be mentally productive. and examining tile past for answers. alert. in fact. art. Altllough approachable and ready to communicate. and other such activities. This Is a good time for research. You're searching behind the curtain. Jupltef' Transits: Houses 0\letvlew: Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to come full circle. use the powe< of words to influe<>ce authority figures. Creative e<>deavours could prospe< now.218 Koow about Transt of Plantts into public vi~ now. such as poetry. quiet contemplation. This Is a time whe<> you are least likely to speak out of tum or to express yourself freely. and tend to be a little secretive or tight·lipped for the time being. You are likely doing some multi· tasking regarding career and business matte<s. Examining the past In order to Improve tl1e fuMe Is certainly worthwhile. Negative use or this influe<>ce would be to worry unnecessarily about your reputation and responsibilities. You are less likely to chat Indiscriminately during tl1is transit. your ability to grasp unusual subject matte< and to intuitively unde<stand what others are trying to say win you some brownie points! You could also do a lot of thinking and musing about your own happiness and long·term goals. and active during this cycle. Others tend to partic~Aarty enjoy your conversations during this transit-you are willing to listen as well as add your own thoughts. acting. You tend to think about your position or standing on a professional level more frequently during this cyde. Mercury Transits the Eleventh House Your mind is bright. Because Jupiter retrogrades and due to the fact that houses are not always equal .

travel.Planets Transiting Houses 219 in size. You are filled with faith in the uriverse-faith that everything will work out This is an excellent period tor self-Improvement. You are greeting life with a fresh. On another level. You might need to guard against becoming too full or yourself or overly selfinterested. During this Juplter transit. this i s a favourable time ror creative matters. At times. Jupiter In this part or your chart should bring a profitable and productive year. Dealings with the public are favoured. can-do attitude. Jupiter~ ll'ansit brings noticeable improvements to your eniAronment as well as self-confidence to your personality . There is also a risk or overindulgence and other forms or extreme behaviour. This cycle has the potential ror being a relaxed. and you may choose to develop your . and are not inclined much to sweat the small stuff. Jupiter Transits to the Houses Juplter Transits the First House At the beginning of transit through the first house. however. You are likely to feel mOte confident and enthusiastic about your ability to earn a living. Throughout its journey ttvough the first house. This transit heightens your optimism and increases your generosity. Furthering your personal ambitions and interests comes more easily during this cycle. and possessions. and others tend to accept you more readily. Events occur that help you overcome problems that previously seemed challenging or even insunnountableyou have an attogether different perspedlve on life now. fortunate. personal finances.s to your earning power and value system. You want to create a distinct first impression on others. What happe<led in the past is not very important to you nowit~ the future that you're eyeing now. Particularly if J upiter~ transit trines planets in the fifth and/or ninth. and hopeful time. however. Jupiter takes about one year in each house of the horoscope. and enthusiastic. as Juplter Transits the Second House The second house rules your value system. You are more obviously expansive. it rules your comfort levels. and higher education. the time a takes fO< Jupiter to transa ttvough a house varies. rO<nance. exuberant. On average. and you tend to do just that. you may reel like the sky is the lirriU You feel considerably mOte tree to be yourseff. you are likely to see beneflt. and others tend to look at you as a leader. Weight gain Is often associated with this ll'ansit 8(! careful that a carefree attitude doesn't end up a careless one. marking a time of much optimism and cheerfulness. jupiter is conjunct your Ascendant.

learning. If you're in business or trade. Your knowledge grows and yoor ability to disseminate this knowledge sharpens. You may need to curb an inclination to overspend-feeling good could bring you to the stores as you temporarily forget about the futurel Particularly if Jupiter trines planets in the sixth and/or tenth houses. JuplterTranslts the Third House Educational and convnunication opportunities present themselves during this cycle. You are able to understand complex subjects and explain them In such a way that others can readily understand: thus. or they could come through contacts with siblings.220 Know about Transt of Plantts talents in order to boost your earrir<J power. If you're an author. messages. you find mud1 joy in communicating. plumping up your nest or your store of personal possessions. or transportation opportunities preser~t lllemsetves. This is a good time to go for a raise. and a major purchase or sale is very possible. or take part In various dealings with financial institutions. Gifts or opportunities may come through visits. making it much easier for you to get from point A to point 8. you will find many opportunities and yoor creative juices now nicety. and ~nd much enjoyment In so doing. apply for a loan. You express your ideas with more enthusiasm. you are likely to find sales are especially strong. neighbours or relatives coold be especially beneficial. There is a sense of abundance. . this Is also a very favourable period for success In lhe work you do. and this tends to attract abundance and favours. Yoo may decide to buy a new car. short trips. Expectations of receiving one's fair share come now. and sodalizing. Opporturities for travel or advanced study may preser~t themselves. Yoor income is likely to increase. tead11ng or authoring may be prosperous now. Benefits now are tangible. new frier~dsl'ips '"partnerships may be formed now. You are more cheerful and sociable. physical ones. you may also be just as inclined to splurge on yourself. and others tend to appreciate your company more as a result. and they are received well. A significant gift or booos may come your way. classmates. school is especially favoored. 1n lac~ seW·worlllls really what the second house is about. and there maybe an opportunity to improve your fub. You can add to yoor possessions. Monetary problems from the past may clear up during this period. emalls. 1 f you·re a student. This might be a good time to take a course dUe to the fact that you are more receptiVe to learning and expanding yoor knowledge and skills. Particula~y if Jupiter transits trine to planets in the seventh and/or eleventh. However. In general. and neighbours. and feeling worthy is integral In attractir<J good fortune. During this long·term trend. Yoo may increase your knowledge and skills set. Some sort ol positive news or announcement Is likely to be part of the picture.Jre financial situation.

Yoo may mo. Your creativity and sodalllfe are stimulated this year. Relationships with parents and other family members go well. Creative projects are likely to fare well. and could discover a previoosly hldde<1 . famity. as is moving to a new dweUing. as you take less interest in more worldly ambitions and activities• . original in your self-expression. There could be a family reunion. Healthy risks are likely to pay off. and good times are in store. and basic psychological fooodation are in focus. Home improvements. and balance arrives now.e to a larger or more comfortable dwelling.Planets Transiting Houses 221 J upiterTransits the Fourth House Yoo are likely to see benefits to home. An increased sense of serurity and safety may be derived from your domestic situaUon. Pregnancy or childbirth may occur during this period. such as real estate or renovation purchases. You may find great loy and reward In yoor creative projects and hobbles. You are especially Imaginative. meeting a special person Is highly likely. Jupiter Transits the Fifth House Your fair share of fun. and creative during this cyde. Some of you may buy or sell a house. Love and romance may enter your life or is enhanced with good humour and warmth. A stronger sense of psychological well-being may come now. Opportunities to buy or sell real estate for financial gain may present themselves. For singles. Yoo are feeling quite free from responsibilities at this time. Relationships with your children may be especially fulfilling now. A strong sense of stability. If applicable. You may find special enjoyment in getting in touch with your roots or family traditions. Your parents may hefp you financially or an inheritance is possible.latlve matters coold earn good profits. property. You take a greater interest in long-term security and wellness for you and your family. romance. are favoured.ery content to stay around your home or your "'nest". and plenty of opponunltles to express yourself uniquely and creatlvely will present themselves. and others may welcome a new addition to the family. family. but be careful of ove<confidence In speculative in. although it is not necessarily a person who is "partnership material". inner contentment. This Is a fabulous year In which to take a vacation you've always wanted 10 take. and social engagements aboond. and could possibly even bring some type of recognition or reward. 1 mprovements to your home life. Those with artistic or athletic talent can be especially prolific and prosperous at this time. making it easier for you to let your hair down and have a good timellnvestments In stocl(s and other specl. Longstanding family problems may be ironed out. You take more pleasure in nurturing others.estments. and domestic comfort matters during t!Os cycle. Much joy and enjoyment can be found in your family and your home life now.

and amusement are increased. You find much joy in sharing yoor life with a special someone during this cycle. or significantly improve an existing one. this transit absolves an existing partnership. Any type ol sef\lce that you may provide is likely to go well. if necessary. Pleasure-seeking aciMties. but yoo are likely to enjoy doing them. It is likely to come as a relief or it Is a "blessing In disguise". are more apt to be successful. Learning a lot about yourself through a partner Is likely now. There may be an inclination to put on some weight. negotiations. however. Health Is likely to prosper this year. Benefits may come through (O-workers or employees during this cycle. the more ·payback" you will receive. as well as daily routines. You are more successful in hiring people to work for you. and contractual agreements. and you are likely to be rewarded as a result As well. and more casual disputes can . you are likely to see benefits in the areas of wo<lt and heatth. and taking care of yoor health. commonl aw partnerships. and medical procedures or programs. Menial tasks tend to take priority. and it is easier than usual to find employment now. This transit enhances your ability to handle the details required to do a good job. You can negotiate more successhA iy than ever. Wyou don't watch yoor sweet tooth. J upiter Transits the Sixth House During this cycle. and you are a lot more fun to be around. You may enjoy benefits thrO<Jgh marriage. business partnerships. win In legal matters. but If this Is the case.222 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets talent for a particular craft. If applicable. if applicable. Work tends to be very available to you. You may get a new job during this cycle. and improvements to your working environment are likely. Juplter Translts the Seventh House This Is a period In your life that Is very conducive to partnerlng and/ or winning public approval. A partner from a dWferent cultural llackground coold expand yoor life view now. self-iflllrovement endeavoors. You find much joy in yoor work. Financial benefits coold possibly (Ome through partnerships. recreatioo. The best way to handle this transit Is to take pride in and recognize your usefulness-this is bound to give you a great deal of joy. and others become more aware of your s~lls. and. Some people get a new pet during this cycle. Sometimes. the more integrity and honesty you bring to yoor servkes. Meeting someone better for you may be a reason for this. YOIJ find more enjoyment in the work you do. You are tar less inhibited when it comes to expressing yourself creatively. RelationShips entel\!d Into now are generally successful and happy. Legal matters or challenging relationship problems from the past can be resolved. This is a year when yoo are more likely to establish or solidity a significant partnership.

Advertising and promotional activities are highly tavoL<ed and could be one of the main keys to business success right now. You tend to become more Intellectually curious. and less concerned about leavi1"9 yourself emotionalty vi. You may find yourself taking on the role of consu~ant cor advisor. JupiterTransits the Eighth House This is a time of spiritual contentment. study. You are open to learning. shared resources. and/or successful new ones are entered into this year. You are more capable of helping friends and loved ones who are dealing with a crisis-you can be leaned upon.Anerable to others. personal transformation. loans. you are less sensitive to power struggles and Issues of sharing resources. and perhaps accumulation of wealth. or an inheritance could come your way. . Relationships and partnerships benefit from expansive. research. and academic matters go well. difficult relationships may be absolved. lnvestigallon. Educational and travel opportunities expand your horizons. Sexual opportunities are likely to abound. You are less likely to resort to manipulative ta<:tics. Success In busi ness Is likely through expansion or connection with foreigners. sexuality. and this Is an excellent time to work on financial planning and strategy. You may have opportunities to travel. Legal matters may be especially favourable tor you now. and receive favourable feedback for their work. An insurance settlemenl tax rebate. or you could benefit from help from same.Pldnets Transiting Houses 223 be setlled as well . healing. taxes. If you manage yoL< resoL<ces well. You may see benefits in the areas ol joint finances. If yoL< work takes you before the public. and writing flows easily. A new home or new car Is posslble now. optinistlc attitude Is with you now. warm. and Intimate. expand your horizons. you can safely expect popularity. expand their audience. Teaching or learni1"9 is favoured. This is a t ime of increased psychological understanding. During this cycle. Furthering your education in any capacity is possible and i s likely to be very successful now. as you are less concerned about petty problems and Inconveniences.of coming to terms with power and sharing issues in your lffe. intimacy. or your focus on one partner becomes more expansive. JuplterTranslts the Ninth House An expansive. and psychological matters during this cyde. Authors could publish their works. particularly about subje<ts that you may normally take lillie interest in. Good publicity may come your way. intimacy. warm energy. Financial gains may come through a partnership or there may be an Increase In a spouse~ income. Any type of in-depth study or research is likely togo well. and meet people who are of diverse backgrounds.

new job opportunrties. Because you feel worthy of recognition and of success. particularly on the professional fronl but could also indicate marriage in some cases. as you gain perspective on your life and its meaning . the formulation of broa<l. career advance<nenl and success in business. Work-related travel or the reaching of a wide< audience is possible during this cycle. long-term goals. Your priorities are easier to see. Others tend to value your advice and often turn to you fO< help. and you derive more pleasure In these activities. You are less inclined to sweat the small stuff. if you have been working toward specific ones. Your lOng-term goals and wiShes tend to be broad and perhaps unusual or ahead of the times. these ttlngs tend to come naturally to you now. Authority figures and influential people tend to look upon you favourably and seem to be "in your corner". and you are under less stress than usual. J uplter Transits the Tenth House This is a time to gain in status. Faith in your purpose and in a higher meaning to your IWe helps to ease stress and open doors for you. Your creative juices flow. and you generally benefit from robust health. clubs. You may particularly enjoy dreaming up ideas for the future. or a marriage. and your circle of friends may increase during this fruitful transit. There could be a promotion. and organizations.. Increased public . More freedom Is likely to be experienced in your caree< Integrity and honesty will get you everywhere now. JuplterTransits the Eleventh House This transit brings benefits and fresh energy to networking activities. Achieving your goals tends to come mO<e easily now.224 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets This is also an excellent period for posaive dealings with in-laws! Your mind is more expansive and tolerant. the mO<e positive the rewards-this is not the time to be a shrinking violet! This can be a time of fulfillment of career goals. a diploma or other form of major award.ecognition and professional success characterizes this position. You may have opportunities . The more willing you are to put yourself in the limelight. All event may occur that expands your career or professional interests. You can rely on your friends for their help and support. You may come Into the limelight now in a positive fashion. This can be a time of profitable productivity. acquaintances. You could become more active wlh friends 0< In your community. Jupiter in your tenth house is a very fortunate place for this expansive planet. Your worldly status may change for the bette<.

deep-seated fears. acting to regenerate and i nvigorate you. Jupiter in ll1e twelfth house is said to offer one spiritual protection. helpful. You are espedally hopeful and more inclined to believe that Wyou wish ~. or researcl1 during this cycle. You may take special joy in sharing a common cause or ideals with others. Charity. You are more able to get in touch with your subconscious mind. Work that involves serving others may begin now and bring you much joy. It's a cycle in which you can rid yourself of self-destructive tendenc~. volunteering. In general. JupiterTransits the Twelfth House Jupiter transits your twelfth house. Venus Transits: Houses OIIOIView: Because many charts are drawn with unequal houses. Group activ~ies and associations could be avenues for fulfilling your own goals. dream interpretation. Your dreaming world may be rich. on ave<age. and deeply·ingrained tendencies towards guilty feelings. You are building your faith now. lighter. Venus transits a house for approximately 20 days. acting mucl11ike a guardian angel. Reaming out beyond your personal circle can certainly open doors to you and bring joy into your me during this cycle. giving anonymously. Meditation and retreats may be particularly beneficial to you now. Venus Is never more than two signs away from tho Sun.Pldnets Transiting Houses 225 to join or lead clubs or groups. and sensitive. and you are more inclined to take interest in alternative subjects. help seems to be there when you need it. and often is found in the same or neighboring house as the Sun by transit Venus acts to make us mOC"e receptive and ~ooperative in tho areas of life ruled by the house ~ transits. empathetic. This is a cycle in which you become more compassionate. You may pick up metaphysical studies. Some people enter Into a private romance during this cycle. ~tore tole<ance of others is displayed now. and helping others without expectation of reward will be most fulfilling during t111s cycle. benefiting activities that take place "behind the scenes· or othe<Wise privately. it will be! 1 ncome from your business or career is likely to Increase. This Is a time of spiritual renewal. and more Intuitive. contributing to altruistic endeavours. However. . and because Venus is sometimes retrograde and has an elliptical orbi~ the length of venus· stay In a house varies.

You enjoy talking aboot what Interests you. come to the tore now. as well as pleasur~seeking activities. Sometimes this transit brings benefit through siblings. You might focus . and familiarity Is more Important to yoo than someone new during this cycle. you are most attracted to wit. You are more receptive and gentle oo a romantic level. You value those who make you feel comfortable. During Ill is period. re<:eptive side. Romantic matters.226 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus Transits to the Houses Venus Transits the Rrst House You could find it hard to deny yoorself anything during this cycle! This is a time when you naturally 1 1!1 loose your softer. If things are oot of whack on the horne Iron~ you will do whatever yoo can to create a peaceful and stable atmosphere. Venus Transits the Fourth House During this cycle. and verbal rapport. during this transit. Essentially. although yoo also value simple pleas. Venus Transits the Secord House As the natural ruler of this sector of the chart. Yoo are more likely to pay closer attentioo to your physical appearance and mannerisms. cheerfulness. Loyalty and sensitivi ty In your relationships are more Important to you than typically. Smoothing over differences using your diplomacy skills figures now. communications. aiming to improve and enhance your attractiveness. and tend to be sentimental or nostalgic now. Venus feels right "at horne" here. Yoo are especially good at mediating conflicts. The ability to relate well with othe<s might enhance yoor own personal finances during this period. Others find you agreeable and coope<ative. yoo are quite (Ompanlonable now. Thts is a stable position for love matters and (lose relationships. Venus Transits the Third House You are mostly cheerful in your approach to others. and yoo find great value In the exchange of Ideas. or short lrips. you are especially food ot the life ot the home and family.-es. You may find yourself in a position in which there is a blending of financial matters with social or public affairs. You may particularly value the aesthetics In and around your home dUring this period. and perhaps somewhat intellectual. This is a rather content position for Venus. although the<e (an be some resUessness when it comes to money and spending it-you are more inclined to want more things around you! Financial sewrity and enjoyment of the good things in l~e are important to you..

Any love affair begun now will be characterized by good cheer. If single. and make peace.Planets Transiting Houses 227 l!ln ways to earn money in or from your home. and you are more tactful and obliging with your CO·wO<kers. One·tcrone relating appeals to you more than group activities or more casual connections. you instinctively know how to place yourself in the best light in order to make a good impression on others. and a fair share of emotional dramaI Venus Transits the Sixth House Establishing a happy and harmonious work environment through friendly relations with co-workers 0< tidying up yolK work area comes into focus no. Creative self· expression of any kind is favoured at this time. You are generally well liked and respected socially on the job right now. Smoothing l!lut your dose personal relationships Is what makes you happy during lllls cycle. You could find that your talents or skills are especially appreciated. That shouldn't be a problem-in fact you kind of like it that way for the time being. MO<e loving and appreciative relationships w~h your children may also figure now. I n general . Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment. you are more w1 lllng than normal to enter Into a committed relationship. and love matters tend to be laced with a touch of drama.very willing to compromise. Venus Transits the Fifth House This is an @ Xpr@ssiv@ pl!riod forth@ goddi!Ss of lov@! It's lliltural for you to turn on the charm without even lifting a finger. having fun. You have good team spirit during this cycle. as you tend to associate pleasure with WO<k! Perhaps you are socializing mO<e than usual on the job. YolK tendency Is to consider whether it is clever to do so! You're most successful doing tasks that involve cooperation and team harmony. You are less inclined to fall In love for the sake of love itself during this cycle. . You feel a little mO<e playful now. you are adaptable when it comes to your alfecdons. Your powers of attraction skyrocket during this cycle. you are not aggressive in your approach to love. lnstead. and flattery will get you everywhere If you use It wisely. Romantic and social activities may revolve around your working environment Venus Transits the Seventh House Special attention to and from a partner Is In focus. At this time. negotiate. "'et. You are especially attracted to aesthetic forms of recreation. This is a calming influencea time when simple pleasures most appeal. Some laziness Is possible now. you attract more ff you allow yourself to be pursued during this cycle.

a Is more likely to be with someone ol a dlffere<lt background or educational lellet. what you buy. There could be especial rapport with foreigners and with women If you are traveling during this period. Venus Is charming. A deep and intimate connection made now could be revitalizing and even healing. and affectionate. Intimate relationships are intensified now. A love Interest who attracts you during this cyde may be somebody who you previously wouldn't consider attractive. or you may gain financially through your partner. Venus Transits the Tenth House During this cycle. It is more about how you express yourself than the specifics of what you are saying that helps sway others to your position. Venus Transits the Ninth House A taste for the exotic takes hold during this cycle. Routine affairs simply don1 seem to satisfy. you are most charming and well· received on the job. the kind of art or entertainment you enjoy. both physically and mentally. You have a taste for the exotic now that can show up In many areas of your life-who you are attracted to. You are socially ambitious right now. are likely. You are coming across well at wortc now. which Increases your popularity. Foreign people and places may particularly appeal now. and other such endeavours are favo. Public relations work.-al background is very different than yours. and success may come though your good managerial qualities or some form of artistic talent.228 Koow about Transt of Plantts Venus Transits the Eighth House During this cyde. You have a taste for the exotic and the spirit to match. and her presence In your career and reputation sector brings soda I opportunities to your career. intimacy matters. friendly. and romantic opportunfties..-ed now. and so forth. Your responsibility and authority are likeable qualities now. finances. You tend to be expansive and generous when It comes to love. or someone you meet through travel. or someone whose cult. If a romance were to begin now. a financial boost is possible. as well as for negotiations or social activities related to business. and other erootionally·charged topics. promotion. You are all the more attractive and charming with this position. Either you or your partner want a deeper union. or simply more chances to socialite and network.. You receive pleasure from anything that expands your horizons. You are more indined to want to smooth over differeN:es in a paM~hip toncerning the ~1\aring ot power. or. indirectly . making this a favourable period overall for schmoozing wfth those in a higher position than you.

Planets Transiting Houses 229 ll>rough your marriag~ partn& Peopl~ who tum your h~ad during tllis cyd~ are those who come across as especially competent. You are more peace-loving than usual and slightly detached on a personal level. Rest assured tllat Saturn will re·work these feelings. or at least very private love feelings and longings. altllough for some. possibly r@ lat@d to group activities within a club. a house that rules our personal identity. Attraction to secr~ts and whisp~rs characterize this period. warm social friendships. let down. and wistfulness. relationship concerns. and there can be secret love affairs. Verus here enlivens your friendships and group associations with charm and grace. looking for ways to boost your confidence. or It is a dme when we see our bodies quite clearly. This Inn excellent Ume for beginning health regimens. Personal and social contacts may be setretive. we concern ourselves with how we come across to others on a personal level with Saturn here. but II> at your affection is expressed behind closed doors. Saturn Transits: Houses Saturn transiting the first house begins with a Saturn conjunction to 111~ Ascendant. The first hous~ is a fire house. tile bottom line is that sharing interests with someone is what makes you happy during this cycle. In the lleglnnlng stages of the transit. you may feel frustrated wltll yourself. Venus Transits the Eleventh House forming harmonious. your interests will be shared. diets. You might reach out to others In an atte~tto valldat~ yourself. Our outlook on life changes to a more serious. Our physical body becomes a focus as well. It may be a time when we feet our age. it would be characterized by a strong feeling of camaraderie. but it could also be rather impersonal and pM>aps lad<ing in d~th and intimacy. It a romance were to begin during this time frame. simply because it is a time when we look In ll>e mirror and see ourselves clearty. When these attempts fall. Whether or not you do. a transit ol personal signWicanc~.not what we want to see. it can also be a time of endings. you may feet temporarily let down and discouraged. this doesn't necessarily mean that your love lrte is stagnant. r~spon slbl e tone. and lacking In seU·confidence. Venus Transits the TWelfth House Venus is spen(!Jng som~ tim~ In "hibernation· In your privacy sectoc Now. with . Shyness can lead to some loneliness or romantic frustration. consequently. can figure now. and the like. Depending on the age of the native. You may meet someone II> rough such group activities.

Saturn~ movement Into the second house marks a new stage of taking stod< of our effectiveness. at the outset. As with all Saturn transits. and find some dissatisfaction wllh our progress. and discover a more solid base for pulling up Inner strength. You work on your effectiveness in the wol1d. 1 n terms ol career and projects. The Initial sense of feeling unsupported can be discouraging (many of us Ill ink on the lines of: "I work so hard.. Saturn Transiting the Second House While a certain level of introspection marked the Saturn transit of llle first house. This transit has traditionally been associated with financial loss. Financial success may not be remali<able.we are apt 10 review how effective we have been on a financial level to date. adient began a hobby/project during a Saturn transit to her first house. and see exactly what has been holding you back from a<hleving the results you wanl The challenge here is to capture the newly found and defined self-confidence you gained from llle first house transit. This transit acts to transform your setf·confidence in such a way that you question the source . but as the transit moves forward. and now apply it in the real world. and personal abil~ies will no longer be tolerated. outward signs of progress may not be as forthcoming. It is a practical t ime in one~ l ife. yet it is generally steady. something that took up a lot of her time and energy and that yielded nothing in terms of immediate financial gain-until later! In fac~ Ill is "hobby" turned into her career in the years to follow.f self-worth and wh31 you produce In the real world/get back from the real wol1d. until you reach a point (as Saturn moves through llle house) where you have a stronger sense ol self. we might reach out and look for validation from the outside world and from others. it Is more about Oil' perteptions. but sudden reversals are nor common with this transit.f your confidence to date. and find something lacking In so doing. and finances. . the body. The purpose of Ill is transit Is for you to make the connection between your own feelings . This stage oflife is o~en mar1ced by hard wortc. Saturn here acts to rip away the superficial.230 Koow about Transt of Plantts your help ol course.. some years ago. if slow to come by. and what do I get for all this hard workl "). you learn to look Inside of yourself with a newfound clarity and realism and Ideally draw up considerable strength from within. Illusions about the seff. self-worth. In lac~ gains may be slow. but In truth. yet the work that you do during this tran~ will lay a foundation for future success and progres-s! For example. The end result is a newfound identity and a realistic understanding of llle self.

for example. red tape. You may at times feel rather overwhelmed by such things as errands. A certain sombe<1ness in your outlook may be characteristic of this phase. . and to make them work. Satum Transiting the Fourth House This mar1<s a time of considerable Inner ·re-working•. you are working on solidifying your identity. and you may view Idle chit-chat as a waste of time. there may be some vague feeling of urge<1ty and worry. as if you sense some things in your life are closing. and other such day-to-day "disruptions·. this transit may be the most unremafl<able of all the Saturn transits.Planets Transiting Houses 231 Satum Transiting the Third House This transit marks a time whe<1 how you have networked with people around you. In your soul. you will have Ideally gained a greater depth of understanding. For now. At first. Sometimes this manifests as literal re. Moving house is not associated with this transit as It would If. and how you gain and disseminate informatioo. DIJring this stage. However. exploring your roots (where you came from). If moves are made. Many will go through a major •spring cleaning• Inside. you mght encounter some resistance In yourself. come up for inspection by So turn. you will be ready to differentiate yourself from others and embark on some Important work on your ego. so that when So tum begins its transit through the fifth house. Although you have a desire to make contacts. You may feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort. as it may be a time of worry. and these relationships may be strained as a result.organlzatlon of your home. you will recognize this stage as a critical one in which you made some llfe·changlng personal and psychological advances and developments. the pressure centers more around mental output You may feeJ pressure to produce ideas. you are now rather preoccupied with learning. This Is not a time when you feel particularly brave In the outer world. Rather. and certainly later than that. however. As Saturn moves closer to your I C (the fourth house cusp). It may seem like acquaintances and sometimes siblings are blodcing your growth in some manner. having focused on information and communication that you really can use to feel more effective in the world. reorganization in your home. Limitations that came from earty family conditioning will be brougM to the fore. In terms of outward signs of achieveme<lt. however. By the end of the transit. near the end of the transit. Urn nus was the tran~tlng planet. An~ kind ol pressure is produced-it's not about your personality or your resources like ~ was in the fi~ and second houses. and more Importantly. and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary. embodies the true nature of this transit. you will face issues surrounding your attachments to llle past. However.

5attnl Transiting the Fifth House With Saturn moving through the house of creative power. and how you hav~ limited your opportunities because of early conditioning. 'l'oo may Initially feel bogged down by what seems like undue pressure In yoor routines. Issues you will face during this time include how •deseNing" you are of special atte<~tion from others. Why? Because things we may have previously neglected or disregarded now (Ome up for Inspection. how you have fun. and perhaps somewhat neglected or ignored. you might yourself more accountable than eve< when It comes to your work. and issues surrounding how you manage your ego are now coming up for "inspection". mobility. looking outside ol yourself for "ego strokes" (whether through romance or other such "applause") may prove to be frt. and how they can expr~ themselves in a more practkal. and career. Many people go through a period of reevaluation of their talents. dally tunc~on s. At the beginning ol the transit. In fact. delays and slowdowns are experienced in the areas of health. You will learn through the (Ourse of this transit to depend on yourself and to take prld~ In yours~~ tor what you really they have perhaps wasted them to date. and It Is In reality very much "due·. Satum Transiting the Sixth House Sat\Jrn turns hiS critical eye on matters of the sixth house. How can we make best use of our Umel How ~nd . Saturn knows better than us. habits. By the end of the transit. As you learn the lessons of this transit you shoold learn to love yoorself and take pride In yourself. a feeling of some kind of mastery will empower you. and a re-worked ego. How you entertain yourself. and a rather concrete belief In yoor own creative talents. you may feel limited initially by a lack of h'lernal ·spark" or ·spunk". A feeling of being alone and unsupported in life may donlnate the ear1y stages of ll>is transit. What makes you unique? How do you hand l~ prid~? What are your creative talents? Have you worked hard e<~ough to feel good about "playing hard"? These are issues you will face during the course of this transit By ll>e time Saturn enters the sixth house. Initially. The key word here Is "seems·. you may feel unloved.itless. ideally you will have a stronger se<~se of purpose. simply because the nature of Saturn Is such that the pressure It brings Is never truly undue. Sometim~s. The fifth house Is also associated with love and attention received from others. not only how others see you. useful manner. and you are likely to feel a certain lellel ol pressure In the areas of work. As Saturn moves closer to the fifth house. you should have a solid sense of what makes yoo different than others. and health.232 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets ll>~r~ may b~ some frustration with your l if~ to dat~.

this transit was associated w~h health problems.ln fact. Responsibilities to partners. as Is usually llle case with Saturn transits. and crystallite our significant relationships with others. such as regular exercise. and to improve llle manner in which we relate to and with others. a pressure emerges concerning the need for evaluating one's commitments. They signal the need for change in <i~ routines. A feeling of loneliness Is possible In either situation (whether you have a significant partnership or not). we might feel frustrated and we might seem withdrawn. Often this transit corresponds with an urge (or pressure) to make a commitment or a re-commitment. Saturn always brings with him a fair measure of reality and objectivity. and so forth. Partners are no &anger simply fun or mirrors of our ego. we might be faced with life events that force us to do so. more structured and productive use <>four time. and the ability to give your heart to your partner w1 11 surface. if health concerns man~es~ they are ones Ill at are manageable.Pldnets Transiting Houses 233 ~an we manage our day-to-day lives. or at least provide us with the motivation to get our acts together. By the end of the transit. and considerably more focused. you will have learned much about commitment and compromise. but Instead of an Issue of re-committing. Saturn motivates us to do "spring cleaning• in tile areas of life he touches. and one-to-one relationships will need to be considered and understood during this transit. whether they are new ones or strengthened existing partnerships. when Saturn transits the seventh. however. and our bodies. and habits. Traditionally. This is a time when we need to define. understand. Initially. satum Transiting the Seventh House Significant relationships with others are the focus when Saturn transits the seventh house. llle single native will think about commitment In general. If you already have a partner. heatthler. the need to compromise. so that whatever ll!latlonshlps tile native has or wants will be defined and re-defined. Single natives will feel the Initial pressures of Saturn transi ting the seventh house as well. become ~lea' we are forced to begin seetng otllers as individuals. Healthy partnerships can be the outcome of this partnership. and the realities of the needs or others. Generally. this Is a time when any Issues surrounding compromise. This is an excellent time for starting new regimens to better our health and well-being. By the end of the transi~ you will likely have learned to be more productive. If Involved In a (asual love relationship. and spring cleaning is now in order. Initial frustration can take the form of feeling criticized and •examined" in this area ol life. flexibility. better? Saturn pressures here make us aware of all of the "fluff" we have surrounding our daily routines and our work. Depending on the . Relationships are seen now as serious. though.

but Saturn reminds us. For example. and our n~ for control. Perhaps we perform some kind of small ritual thal we feel will help protKt us or give us good luck. Of course. we feel pressure to answer these questions. and this process involv~ time. we face some ol our fears that are of a compulsive nat\Jre. It beco~s an addiction. often characterize the first part of th~ trans~. Just as Sat\Jrn transits to our Sun or Ascendant mak~ us more conscious of our ag~. Take a small example of a superstition. Sometimes. It we do It often ~nough.root~ compulsions? What are )'OUr unhealthy attachments? When Saturn transits our eighth house. and eventual fulfillment. We may face diffkulties satisfying our libido and/or encounter problerns with Intimacy. our finances (especially with regards to debts and shared finances). If we don'~ Saturn will most likely find ways to force us to do Just that. and what exactly it is we wanl Dissatisfaction and frustrations getting what we want especially with refer~nce to relationships with others and with our resources. we know this as a fact al the back ol our minds. Essentially. quantity (in the relationship department) was replac~ with quality. we are ~ry sensiti~ to what seems like outer woi1d pressures that force us to examine some of our deepest desires and attachments. Another r~alm o~r which the eighth house reigns is our mortality.234 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets person's age and lit~ drcumstances. Belor~ this trans i~ It Is generally wls~ to oogln organizing one~ finances. at the b~ inning of the trans~. and even d~p friendships. frustration. business partnerships.those fears that lead us to oolie~ we n~ certain things In order to survive. These include our sexual relationships. when Saturn transited my seventh house when 1 was a )'!lung t~~nag~r. "significant partn~rships" can ~an partnerships with lov~ ones. Saturn transiting the eighth house often brings with It a r~allzatlon that we do not live forever. we are . we become much more aware cot our mortality. soul-searching. whether we encounter these in ourselves or in our partners. How have w~ been using pow~r? During this transit we may find that previous methods ol controlling our environm~nt and the people in our lives simply are not effective any more. On a psychological level. With Sa tum here. Saturn transiting the eighth bri~s about sexual dysfunctions. These pressures are "design~ · to make us more aware of our desire nature. w~ may not ~en oo awar~ Just how we have been employing power and control to date. su~rficial Satum Transiting the Eighth House How do you handle power? Your desire nature? Intimate relationships? What kind of obsessions and addictions do you have? What ar~ )'Our deep. 1 b~an to viffi my casual fri~ndsh ips as and unsatisfying and ~~ntually de~lop~ a deep friendship with a girl that was to last some time. Often.

Something as simple as a superstition or ritual for good luck can undermine us. and why? The spirit that drives us and motivates us to move out and beyond the everyday grind comes up lor inspection. We are developing our ideals and our commitments as transiting Saturn makes its way through our ninth house. and come taoe to lace w~h what it is that offers us . By the end or the transit we will have reworked our spirit. we must watch lor a period of questioning exacdy what we are working towards. Does this line of study match our true selves? Some of us begin new studies as we unconsciously prepare ourselves lor Sarurn~ next !louse transit But most of us come lace to face with our self-defeating attitudes during this pe<iod o/ time. The same is true or any form or compulsive behaviour and adciction. we will set ourselves up lor bad luck.w superstitions.Pldnets Transiting Houses 235 afraid that if we don1 do ti"Os little ritual. By the end of this transit. If we get rid or this superstition. we feel slrong. we will have eliminated some deep-seated habits and attaclments Ill at have been keeping us back from feeling emotionally free. we will have nixed some or our addictions. we give up self-control. Although its attachment to such things as highe< learning and lravel might mean Ill at a Saturn transit to this house will affect these things. Saturn Transiting the Ninth House This period in our lives is generally dedicated to sell-improvement. Are our belief systems sound? What do we stand lor? What kind o/ future are we working towards. we are not ourselves. and we will have gained a feeling of self-mastery instead. We atte~t to control our lives through these behaviours. and mastered o. By attempting to control others. and vision. We will feel more powerful because we have given up attempting to control things we cannot or should not control. but lor most of us. The blind faith or optlnism that may have carried us to date comes up for Inspection. At the beginning of the transit we may feel a l ~tle sombe<. It Is more about taking a closer look at and re-assessing. We emerge healthier and stronger. and it has much to do with our outlook. Why? Because we are giving away our power over ourselves to this co~ulsive behaviour! We are denying that we have powe< over o. and gultt undermines our lives. but what we are really doing is letting the addictions control us. we give away our own power over ourselves. hope. When we give in to compulsive behaviours. our attitude and confidence. If we have been studying. Ideals and spiritual goals that we may have taken lor granted or worked with lor many years suddenly seem superllclal or not partlcularty useful to us.w own lives. Towards the end or the transit. and our confidence. The ninth house Is a fire house. It also is associated with our faith. our sense or adventure. we will feel more emotionally healthy.

Our standing in society now comes under Saturn's scrutiny. if we work hard at self· improvemerl.we built a secure foundaUon within ourselves. . We are in the spotlight. and what it is exacUy that we have been building now comes up lor inspection. and how we have limited our achievements. oor careers. we let go of self·defeating attitudes that have been holding us back. we no longer view our place In the world. we will !lave learned where we stand In the world. Saturn's transit of the tenth house Is an eye-opening one. The question. and we unconscioosly prepare to re·evaluate our lives In wms ol our pe<sonal !~Qals during the next hOuse transit.a time when we are working hard. II this transit occurs in early adulthood. the eleventh. Any projects begun 12·14 years before this U'anslt are now scrutinized. What have we achieved to date? we now are treated to a realistic look at whot we have built and what we !lave achieved. Approximately 14 years befOfe this transit. A shaky feeling that causes us to sputter and avoid risks will be replaced with a more mature attitude towards adventure and facing the unknown. taking on our fair share of duties and responsibilities. Some of us find ourselves getting recognition and career "rewards" at this time. We become eware of what we have and haven1 accomplished to date. The initial oursetves. and we will have re--built taith in oorselves. we will have replaced o~ old spirit wfth a re--generated one. "Where are we goir. but entrance of Saturn into our ninth house may cause us to question by the end of the transit. aOO Saturn's transit through the tenth house teaches us exacUy what this means. we do not focus on where we are goir.\lrn reaches the top of our chart when it begins its transit through the tenth hoose. We will be one step doser to knowing where we are headed. hope. This self·evaluation then offers us the freedom to appraise where we want to go.g?".g as much as we focus on whe<e we stand. there is freedom in knowing some of our limitations. Ironically enough. and either reaplr. and vision. we must know where we stand. Now It Is Ume we build a secure foundation in our professional and/or most public lives. and we find new ways to nurture faith. Although the tenth house Is a house of ambition. Before we know where exactly we are headed.236 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets !lope and optimism as well as that which fuels oor drive. Satum Transiting the Tenth House 5al. we learned Saturnine lessons of the fourth house. it is a time when we face our duties as a career pe<son. although on some level we are preparing tor that stage as well. is reserved tor the next !loose. we recognize exactly whe<e we have been overdoing our expectations.g some ol the rewards of our han:l w011c or facing the consequences ol poor choices. By the time Saturn leaves the house.

we might meet someone with whom we eslabllsh a serious friendship at this time. Alternatively. We recognize what it is exactly that we have a<complished. We might le<!l that our personal "circle" or our networks are superficial or unsatisfying at the beginning or the transit. on a personal level. and our peers all become serious matters in our eyes. we begin to feel more secure. At the beginning of the transit our increased sensitivity to where we stand and to our reputations may feel uncomfortable for some. and so forth. and by the time the transit Is ove<. we should be at a point where we know. As Saturn moves further through tile house. and our standing while saturn transited tile tenth house. what we are doing. How we fit In with others. We fa<e the facts. This discomfort comes only as a resu~ or a rush of reality into the matters i!>l the tenth house. we may feel exposed. and if the discomfort is great. and so forth. romance. or we might become a member of a group l!lr affiliation that we devote much or our time to. depending very much on how true we have been to ourselves. we might reel alienated as we begin to see Ill em for what IIley are worth. doing and saying the right things. realistically. or what IIley aren1 worth. career. beyond marriage. We may also feel burdened by our responsibilities. . When Sa tum transits the eleventh house. from Oll" lives. and only the facts. events or realizations cause us to ask ourselves where it is that we are going. and our standing in society with rose-colored glasses. our responsibilities. and consider exactly what It Is that satisfies us and contributes to our happiness. as Saturn moves through the house. we should have found ways to bring definition and articulation to our Innermost wishes and hopes for our personal path. We take a hard look at the role we play In l!llhers'llves. it is only due to the fact Ill at we may have been holding onto false images or ourselves. begin to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about "going through the motions". publidy scrudni2ed.Planets Transiting Houses 237 l!lur reputations. Our personal goals come under Saturn's scrutiny as he makes his way through our elevenlll house. satum Transiting the Eleventh House We've spent at least a couple of years focusing much of our energy on our place in society. or under fire in our careers. We might feel some disdain for the sup Official wortcings or casual friendships. Satll"n~ trans~ or tile tenth house holds different meaning for diffe<ent people. Weeding out what se<!ms now to be superfluous social associations from our lives Is ve<y likely at this time as we become more serious about what we want. However. Just as a mid-life crisis is experienced differenUy by different people. religion. our affiliations with people and groups.

But getting rid of outdated attachments. This process can be rather lengthy and It can feel ve. which can most fertaiNy bting with ita lair measore or conruslon and discontenl esi)I!Cially at the beginning of the period. Health Issues. Uranus Transits: Houses Oveovlew: Uranus takes appro<imately 84 years to come h~ l circle. and our "failures'" isthe main focus when saturn transits Clur twelfth house. Is this process uncomfortable? For most of us. We all have skeletons in our closet What we don't always realize is that they can seriously undermine our happiness and weU-being. The twelfth house In some ways is a du"lling ground for things we have left "undone". Sa tum turns a critical eye to all that lies beneath the surface. Saturn sweeps through our ·closet" (the twelfth house) and demands that we take a hard look at what\ been hiding in there. and we are forced to do some serious "spring {leaning. We are markedly Introspective at this time in our lives. but If done prope<ly.y for f<Kthe< growth and development -It~ uiUmatefy a huge relief. However. and to self·study fields. This slowmoving planet's transits are long-lasting. Uranus transits a house for approximately 7 years. the length ol Uranus' stay In a house varies. we may Isolate ourselves from others In some manne<a process that tends to come naturally. we may be attracted to alternate ways or living. when we will work diligently on our individuality and personal identity. and because uranus is frequendy retrograde. our accomplstvnents. Saturn he<e wants us to sort through the junk and keep only those things that we 11\Jiy need for future development. it can be. and examining and discarding irrational fears. Uranus brings change. .y slow. This transit marks the end of a cycle. During this transit we face our own demonYtlle vague yet haunting fears that undenrlne us. We deal with endings rather than new beginnings during this transit as we shed outdated attachments and unconsciously prepare ourselves for Sarurn'$ transit ol the first house. It can be most rewarding.238 Koow about Transt of Plantts satum Transiting the Twelfth House Contemplation of the meaning of our existence. Because many charts are drawn with unequal houses. and each transit through a particular house takes its time to unfold. gene<ally of a ps)<:hosomatic nature. may come to the fore. disruptiol\ and erratic elements to the areas of life ruled by the house it rransits.of our psyches. on average. is not only necessa. S<Jch as psychoanalysis.

change. Uranus surprises. Transiting Uranus a<ts to <lisrupt. jolts. and re-do whatever ~ touches. however. Uranus is forward-looking and does not have patience with lifestyles or attitudes that are attached to the past or the traditional. Personal freedom Is highlighted.Planets Transiting Houses 239 How uranus affects our lives depends very ll'IJch on whether we resist ~s inlluences or try to work with this planet of independence. As such. Transiting Uranus acts to awaken and to make us aware of our feelings of being restricted and constricted. Freedom of el<J)resslon Is deeply lmponant to you now. and your personality fairly bubbles with bursts of enthusiasm Impulsiveness Is something to watch out for. If mishandled. there may be unexpected events Ill at free you from confining situations or past condiUoning patterns. You are more Inspired tlvoughout this transit. liberation. we may act in inconsiderate and brusque ways. and ·awakens• your consciousness to areas of your lite that It touches In surprising ways. Uranus Is the Awakener. and offers us opponu~ies for reaching out and !lying something completely new. uranus speeds up our tempo in order for us to consider taking rislcs and making changes. Your need for freedom can be so strong that you leave (herlshed things (or people!) behind. and stimulates. uranus doesn't accept stagnation nor does It accept restriction. Alienating those dose to you may . Whichever part of our lives and of our psyches that Uranus touches is an area where we begin to feel restless and dissatisfied with any routine or •status quo"' comected to it. Uranus Transits to the Houses Uranus Transits the First House At the beginning of its transit through the first house. Our consciousness regarding these parts <>I ourselves and our lives is accelerated to the point that others might (Onslder our actions (and reacUons) hasty or rebellious. You are making breaks from elements from your past that have limited your freedom or that have kept you from expressing your individuality. Uranus speeds up our lives. and enltghtenment While Saturn slows down our inner clock in order to persuade us to face reality. While Saturn slows us down. Uranus frees us from Ill inking inside the box. Transiting Uranus shakes us up and offers us a chance to become more aware of our individuality. Uranus Is conjunct your Ascendant mar1cing a time of monumental changes to your outlook on life and the manner in which you project yourself to others. This Is a time when you are more willing to take personal risks. offering us chances to take SOfOe risks and to experiment with totally new ways of living and interacting with others and our environment.

or unusual ways of making money could be In place during this cyde.quite llle contrary! It feels good to break out of your shell a little and to take a few healthy risks. it rules your comfort levels. Uranus Is the Awakener. progressive. You are more attracted to unusual Ideas. M. )<>U don't particularly worry about it! Uranus Transits the Second House The second house rules your value system. You might go through a series of personal makeovers. New opportunities to express yourself. You may pick up a brand new study. or future-oriented talents. Outdated atUtudes are discarded In favour of lllose that are conducive to growth. science.. Over the next few years. Some of you are moving towards a less materialistic value system. Changes in llle image you project to others. and possessions. and often "awakens" your consciousness to areas of your life ltlat it touches in surprising ways. take place during this cycle. the Interne~ or metaphysics. Exposure to new ideas open up new worlds to you. and concepts. such as throu~ new technologies. You may be communicating mO<e about your past or finding people to relate with mO<e readily. You are likely to make changes in your life that break you out ol your usual routines. can suddenly enter your life. personal finances. particularly til rough speaking and writing. you should avoid CDn"'pletely impulsive behaviour. You are also lndlned to take a few more risks with your finances. On another level. or casual friends and communications may be catalysts for this new self-expression. You may make little changes to . and perhaps a little rebellious. Freedom of personal expression is lll'mensely Important to you now. Your behaviour tends to be more spontaneous. the very leas~ people around you are surprised by your more rebellious and risk-taking nature. Uranus Transits the Third House You may be easity bored or distracted when it comes to traditional mental pursuits during this cycle. and perhaps your personal style and appearance. your value system will shift and change. and if you turn a few heads or raise some eyebrows in the pursuit thereof. You are breaking free from the expectations of other.240 Koow about Transt of Plantts coccur now if you're not careful. fields. computers. for example. and others may be encountering unexpected circumstances that bring about a fluctuating or uncertain i ncome. Acquaintances. siblings. The best adiAce for Increasing your earning power now Is to nurture your latent Inventive. These changes are unlikely to be jarring or dramatic. There may be a trend towards Uranus-ruled areas as the major source of Income In your lite. While you shoutdn't resist change now.

the root ol this Is an urge to break free from the confines or routine and some distaste for fitting Into a mould. Sudden developments or surprises in your romantic life are par for the course with Uranus here. Unexpected changes in plans or evoots can test your patience. Uranus Transits the Sixth House The sixth house Is your sector of work. you are moulng towards a fresh approach to how you approach your work and the dally details ol your life. Uranus Transits the Fifth House During this cycle. depending on how this cycle is alfecting you. Letting go of old family conditioning is a theme. Irregular SChedules and perhaps some disruptions and tensions are possible as you adjust to this lnfluooce. somewhat eccentric. Your hobbies can be out of the ordinary. there could be some disruptions to your domestic routine or erratic elements on the home front that you need to deal with now. and so can your relationships with children and lovers. You definitely feel the need for action. You may also attract unuS<Jal romances or romantic partners Into your life during this cycle. or you might be moving towards a more unconventional job. Uranus' presence here may throw you a few curve balls. but if you don't know where you're headed.Planets Transiting Houses 241 your personal appMrance or to your mannerisms that reflect the changes going on inside. you might take the wrong turn. However. dally routines. Your life speeds up. This year and In the years ahead. Your working hours may become non·tradltional. It's a time of more spontaneous expression. but evoo if you dont. and tend to answer to your own Internal mythm rather than paying attention . particularly ~ Uranus Is also lnconjunct your Ascendant. You are restless with routines. shaking up your dally routine and perhaps your attitude towards your work and your llealth. and decisionmaking can be very hasty now. This i s a playful. A1.l rs possible that you moue house. This is a time whoo you free yourself of personal Inhibitions that may have been part of your life in the past. you tend towards unconventional ways of expressing yourself and your creativity. and you could feel a bit out of control at times. particu la rly~ Uranus is al so ll'ansiting square to your AScoodant. events could stimulate you to try new approaches and they certainly act to cut boredom. and hMith. partiaJiarly if Uranus is also transiting sextile to your Ascendant Uranus Transits the Fourth House Your horne life may be in a state of flux during this cycle. Casualloue affairs that have grown stale may be left behind now. position for Uranus.

wondering what's next. you may not be able to depend on support or backing lrom others. Changes in your view of partne<sl>ps are in store.242 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets to society's (and nature's!) rhythms. oousual. Some of you may find your current partnership lim~lng and you could either end it or experience tension as you explore ways to break free from restriction. and you tend to approacll task:s wtth erratic or haphazard energy-you work tirelessly at certain times. It would be wise to find work that offers you not only variety and stimlAation. You may also adopt unconventional approaches . There could be some ambiguities or ooexpected happenings surrounding money that is part of your life but that doesn1 come from your own earnings or Income. WOI1c Ill at is limiting or lifeless really drags you down. Uranus Transits the Eighth House Uranus moves Into your eighth house and shakes llllngs up a l~tle. Some of you could experience erratic or rebellious behaviour in a dose partner. alimony. This Includes such things as shared resources with a <lose partner. taxes. m s posidon could also Indicate a period ol u. Progressive. Uranus Transits the Ninth House If you do gel a chance to travel. and any attempts to limit you are likely to be mel with great resistance or downright rebelliousness on your part. for example. As well. or unconventional tasks hold the most appeal to you these days. and procrastinate at other times. part· time. Uranus Transits the Seventh House Close relationships may become erratk or surprising in some maMe<. and you may feel that it~ hard to truly rely on a partne<. At times.. and this could have you on your toes. which could come up Quite unexpectedly. It could also interlere wijh your own pursuit of pleasure.. Lifeless or outworn relationships may be especially hard fD< you to bear during Ill is ccyde. eye·openlng experiences may be In store for you.:e to invent. You may aJso take an interest in alternative health methods. You don't care for taking orders. The people that you meel during !Ills cycle tend to stir you Into new ways ot thinking. loans. Some trial and error in relationships Is par for llle course with Uranus in Ill is sector of your chart. and/or some expe<lmentadon with your sexuality. If the pleasll'e you seek or the hobbies you Involve yourself In require exira money to spend. and so forth. this could 111row you off balance.:ertainty surrounding your Intimate relationships. You are less Inclined towards a personal philosophy 111at ls tradl~onal now. but also the cha. You would benefit greatly from yoga or other mind· body therapies now.

Uranus Transits the Eleventh House Uranus affects your friendships and enlivens your social circle. Uranus Transits the Tenth House During this cycle. This slow-moving planet~ transits are long-lasting. the Internet I rewarding. You are drawn to people who are freespirited at this point in your life. exciting discove. that their "secrets• or private life become expMed In some way. You might adopt unusual approaches to helping others. your career direction begins to change and your relationships willl authority f. and InterJecting some unusual coincidences Into your life. and you are meeting new and unusual people. Some will find. Changes in your social circle occur now. You certainly don't like to follow orders lllese days! Do your best to avoid impulsive decision-making that is built upon your desire to be a free spirit You may recognize talents that you neve< knew you had.gures could sometimes be teose. for example. Some may abruptly stop or start higher education during this cyde. or find anonymous expression behind the sce<1es (perhaps through tochnology. Neptune Transits: Houses OYervlew: Neptune takes approximately 164 years to come full cirde-too long to complete a cycle through our natal charts. Friendships that are stod<)y or limiting may very well be left behind. You have a strong ability to see each person for who they are as unique Individuals. Events occur that cut you from past habits and attachments. You may Join a group that Is devoted to metaphysics or some non·mainstream topic. and this helps endear you to others. You may also find that unexpected twists in your life story impact your career and reputation. and each tran9t takes its time to unfold. perhaps stirring up your private life. You could become ~nown for an unusual or unconventional approach to your profession. This whole process acts to slowly but surety detach you from ll1e past In preparation for Uranus' entrance Into your flr5t house. Uranus Transits the Twelfth House uranus here helps release you from unconscious habit patterns. and this can be a sudden. and thus need to deal with letting go of certain elements of their lives that are no longer private territory.Pldnets Transi t ing Houses 243 to religion or politics. Transiting .y.

5()(0e financial Insecurity may be part of the picture. too drab to grab your attention! Some may feel less confident. Whicllever part of our lives and of our psyches lhat Neptune touches is an area where we may feel ·up in the air· and confused in tile initial stages of tile transit Boundaries are not as clear. Neptune Transits the Second House Neptune's Influence In the second house has the effect of changing your value system. dreamy. As the transit progresses. and your disposition is somewhat changeable as a result. and sensitive. This is in stark contrast to Saturn's transits. It iscommon lor Neptune's inlluence to be a coni using one in ll>e first portion of lhe transit. $()(0elimes people experience a burnout of sorts that eventually leads tllem to take a different path-often a m()(e spiritually rewarding and fulfilling one. others may attune themselves to a stronger spiritual purpose. material world. which re·connect us to the tangible. C()(Omitrnents are elusive.244 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Neptune can spend 13-14 years in one house alo<le.esson" of Neptune is to help us to the world of the intangible. How Neptune affects our lives depends very much on whether we resist its influences or we try to work with the planet of illusion and spirituality. You tend to be less practical II> an you are Idealistic. What begins as confusion can eventually actually augment our perception and our understanding. sometimes m()(e and sometimes less. It can act to soften your disposition as you become more attuned to lhe subtleties In your environment and In everyday activities. Some of you may find lhe mundane concerns of life too boring. and perception is confused. we should have a more refined understanding in the affected areas of our lives. body. . as their direction in life is uncertain. This transit can add a mysterious a!Xa to lhe way you project yourseW to olhers. The ultimate . You absorb lhe mood of those around you quite easily now. You may be careless w~h your money during tills long-term cycle. Watching out tor scams or risky speculative Investments Is necessary. Neptune acts to dlssollle what it touches. and soul to a higher energy. ~onnect Neptune Transits to the Houses Neptune Transits the First House This influence sensitizes your mind. and certainly by ltle time it is over.

particularly family. Alte<natively. you learn to rely on your intuition. NepbJne Transits the Fifth House Your romantic life Is more colourful and rich during this cyde. You may have some problems arising from your inattention to details. Love can be very romantic for you. You are more idealistic lllan usual when ~ comes to relationships with close loved ones. You are likely to discove< more imaginative means of expressing yourself. family. or your job may steer towards compassionate service.. which can cause a few problems if you're not careful. During this cyde. llle<e could be some distancing inwlved with family members. use some caution In this respect Drama In romance can be lovely. . and other such lllings during this long-te<m cycle. Stress more easily affects your hea~h as well. NepbJne Transits the Fourth House This cycle may bring some confusion about yoll' connections to your past. but also somewhat prone to self-decoptlon-seelng what you want to see In alover rathe< than what really Is. or family members need special care requiring you to make some sacrifices. but it can also be complicated or downright elusive! You may find yourself falling in love with someone unattainable or attached. poetry. chemicals. A noncommittal attitude in your per. or home life. or you might attach yourself to someone who you deem needs "saiAng". You are highly romantic. Your words are more poetk and perhaps even inspirational.Pldnets Transiting Houses 245 NepbJne Transits the Third House During Ill is cycle. so keep this in mind. Neptune stimulates your imagination and intuition. NepbJne Transits the Sixth House You are more susceptible to medications. Pfactical matters. Some confusing elements may enter yoll' life in te<ms of yout children. for example. and facts and figures.onalllfe could leave people In your life feeling frustrated with you as you attempt to find yourself. but too much of it will only leave you yearning and perhaps even heartbroken. and other art forms that experiment with modes of expression. Others may find you less reliable in terms of making appointml!nt~ on time or remembering them at all! Some challenges putting your thoughts into words likely leads to a stronger app<eciation for such things as musical lyrics. This is a very imaginative transit for your creativity. you may flnd that you require more sleep than usual and that you are easily drained. Being "In love with love" Is quite probable now. Some confusion on the job may be part of the picture.

ng "saved" could be problematic. may be part of the picwre. or a feeling that partnership is elusive. Uncertainty about a partnership. perhaps with spiritual undercurre<1ts. Some may be meeting potential partners who seem to be "the one". Seeking friends or lovers who are solA companions Is possible during this phase. and you are more willing to embrace unusual. espedally those that draw upon the emotions. You may be judging him or her as behaving quite foolishly or irresponsibly.others Se<lse your Increased compasslon. Your personality and manner Is appealingly mysterious and soft. legal alta irs. but who ends up being elusive or disappointing. Some confusion regarding travel. Intimate relationships can be highly colourtul. Lending others money may be a lesson in frustration now. Some of you will be dealing with frustrati~ behaviour on the part of a spouse or close partner. NepbJne Transits the Ninth House Your overall perspective on life Is expanding. Others will be connecting with a new level of spiritual~y in their relationships. Apartner could have oosetUed finances. Oo be wary of anything that even slightly resembles fraud. The area of close one-to-one partnerships may be on somewhat shaky ground. or spiritual philosophies_ You are slightly more lmpresslonable than usual.246 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets ~harity. A stronger Interest In the arts. eve<1 in a mysterious fashion. If you are a person . or other helping professions. NepbJne Transits the Sew!nth House Ambiguitif!S surroonding clos@ partnerships ar@ f@l\ during this eye I@. mystical. NepbJne Transits the Eighth House You may encounter some challenges regarding shared finances or property during this cycle. a klan or other form of support may come through unexpectedly. Is Indicated. recogniling that one can't control a partner. and this could impact your own finances. Neptune's presence here can make it more challenging to stick to routines or schedlAes. The boundaries that are normally drawn between what Is yours and what Is mine may be blurred somewhat during this Neptune transit. The tendency to attract people who you deem needy of t>e. or higher education Is also possible now. but also a liWe confusing. NepbJne Transits the Tenth House Neptune clouding your vision ol where ~ Is you are headed in lite can cause some Inner restlessness and confusion. and that a partner shouldnt have to follow a particular script. On the other hand.

roore spiritual. Neptune~ i nftuence here may be somewhat confusing. E10!n Wyou are not normally one to gi10! in to peer pressure. and omens in your life. symbols. but rather what they'd like you to be. well. for example. or some level of secrecy and mystery surround your career or reputation. as Neptune feels right at home in the twelfth house.. You are building your faith in all that is ·unseen·. . or downright wacky friends. coincidences. or friendship itself.. Friends. you may face the need to draw some boundaries with friends and the demands ol others. You experience a subtle yearning to belong with a friend or a group who shares your own ideals. This can lead you to attach yoursetf to unusual. Try not to encourage this behaviour. colourful ones at the very least. and dreams are especially rich and lnvol10!d. may be elusive during this cycle. This is a pleasant placement for this mysterious and elusive planet You likely find joy In a (ertain amount of solitude. Neptune Transits the Eleventh House Neptune'smovement throughyour eleventh house adds some colour and imagination to your soclaiiWe. Confusion as to who or what you belong to characterizes this period. During this cycle.Planets Transiting Houses 247 who thrives on a master plar>-somett>ing that is elusive during this period of your life-you could find this a distressing period until you adapt to this influence. You may be paying more attention to signs. Neptune Transits the Twelfth House This is one of the most favourable house transits for Neptune. as tempting as it mi9ht be to do so. Unusual circumstances. Others may not be seeing you for who you are. Your loyalty to certain groups '" friends may be rrisplaced.

rather lhan the character of the motion as either direct or retrograde. fO< according to the laws of spectroscopy a planet moving away from us· the distance between it and the Earth increasing .prod\Jces a slight shift of frequences toward the red end of the spectrum.248 Know about Transt of Plantts Cliapter 12 The term applied to an apparent badcward motion In the Zodiac of certain planets when decreasing In longitude as viewed from the Earth. Retrograde planets in a birth map were anciently said to be weak or debilitated. That It continues to retrograde for a period after birth might detract from Its capacity to Incite progress. In the case of llle celestial bodies it is not a matter of their actual speed 0< travel. but of the rate at which they change their angular relationship. and when moving toward it. . It Is averred by some astrologers that a planet In retrograde motion partakes of the nature of the red end of the spectrum. which In the case of a malefic planet is definitely unfortunate. but if so the extent of retardation must be judged from Its relative nearness to Its second station. wherein the slower train appears to be moving backwards. It can be compared to the effect of a slow-moving train as viewed from another train ~ave ling parallel to it but at a more rapid rate. It would appear that consideration of this factor Involves the direction of the planet's motion. However. This hardly appears a safe generalization. In fact it appears to have bearing on the doctrine of orientality. which indicated that a drtferentiation of influence should be studied as. whether toward or away from the Earth. and continues until just befO<e the conjunction: and that It can hardly be said to apply at all to a minor planet. This Doppler displacement has been noted in observations of Venus. between Venus when in motion away from the Earth. and with diminishing distance a relative shift towards the red end begins immediately after the opposition of a major planet to the Sun. but a mO<e logical interpretation would seem to indkate that llle Influence Is rendered stronger.

a small circular orb. Second Station: Another six days and It agai n becomes Stations. those between the Earth and llle Sun. it becomes a slende< crescent Inferior Conjunction. This conjunction is shorter in duration. Maximum Brilliance as Morning Star: Some flfteoo days later It Is reduced to a broad crescent and Is again at ~s brightest.) motion. now as a morning sta< . Erters Retrograde Arc: Some two weeks later it enters the arc over which It will shortly relrograde. as typical of the orbits of the minor planets. and the major planets. Since thereafter it rises after llle Sun and remains invisible during the daylight hours. whoo as the Morning Star It appears before Sunrise as a slender crescent but turned i n the opposite direction. at which time it is invisible. when it passes on the far side of the Sun in direct motion. in preparation for relfograde (S. it becomes visible only afte< the Sun has set In the west: the Evening Sta< About fifteen days after the Superior conjunction it i:s at its smallest. First Station: Another two weeks and it becomes Stations. showing only half of its surface illuminated. Maximum Brilliance as Evening Star: Even though reduced to a (rescent of illumination It appears still largec and with its elewtion ~ remains longer above the horizon and is at its greatest brilliance.R . or re-direct motion. yet seemingly larger and brighter because ~ comes closer to the Earth. In another two weeks. those whose orbits lie outside that of llle Earth. when It passes In retrograde between the Earth and the Sun and is lost from sight in the Sun's rays. about six days before the Inferior conjunction. Analyzing the cycle of Me<cury. the West. shows this succession of phenomena: Superior conjunction. hence East AI this time it passes out of its gibbous phase. 1 n another five days it again llecomes visible on the other side of the Sun. In preparation to resume its direct. Greatest Elongation East some six months later it reaches the point of the greatest distance ahead of the Sun in its counte<clockwise direct motion in orbit. They separate faster because Mercury'S motion is opposite to the apparent motion of the Sun.~ecrograde Planets 249 To be able to visualize and thus thoroughly understand the phenomenon of retrograde motion it is advisable to study the cycles of two 9fOUps ol planets: the minor planets.

hence it (Ontlnues to Increase behind the Sun In elongation and elevation for some ten or twelve days to the point ol greatest elevation West just before it commences its gibbous phase.250 Know about Transt of Plantts Emerges from Retrograde Arc: As it advances beyond the degree of its First Station it leaves the retrograde arc and enters territory over which it will not retrograde during this cycle. and the oppositions to a major planet always occur during the retrograde. while at both conjunctions of a minor planet the gravitational pull. the Eanh Is In between. Then comes the next superia< conjunction and invisibility. except that at the opposition. although the intervals are longer Where the Mercury sidereal period Is approx. since it considerably augments the strength or its reception. Some people look upon any delay as a tragedy. completing one cycle from one superior conjunction to ll1e next venus·s motion is entirely similar.-ent. but the real difference has to do with whose neck Is In the noose when the postponement of execution Is decreed. 88 days and Its synodic period is 116 days the VeroJs orbit of 225 days has a synodic period of 584 days The cycle of the major planets Is not greatly diffe. It is generally considered that a transiting planet is more likely to develop Its negative qualities when it Is In retrograde. That It Is turning back for a recheck of ground already cove<"ed need not necessarily be bad. the Soo and the planet arc on opposite sides of the Earth.what the radio engineer calls signal strength. about fifteen days befa<e the superior carl unction. Wilson speaks of Mars Retrograde as Mars perigee. hence the planet and the Sun are exercising a gravitational pull upon the Earth from opposite sides. Greatest Elongation West Although no longer in retrograde it has not yet accelerated to the extent that it equals the Sun~ rootion. It had at its brightest phase. it has decreased in visible size unW it appears as a small but fully Illuminated disc olless than one-third the diameter. since at the opposition of the major planet. the similarity ceases when gravitation Is considered. Smallest Phase: Some seven months later. and attributes to it a wave of . from ll1e Sun and the planet are always in the same direction. This proximity of Mars to the Earth maybe one ol the most important of considerations. While the Inferior Conjunctions with a minor planet. In some cases It may mean only a temporary delay that Is (Ot11)ensated for when the planet resumes its direct motion. except for the fact that the Mure Is held In abeyance.

that the period of slower motion and of increasing intensity when the transiting planet is approaching its First Station. of the combined nature of the radical and the transiting planet. and that which It will traverse three times in one cycle. as compared to one brief contact with each degree within llle Arc ol Advance. marked lly the passing of the degree of the Flrst Station. and the Arc of Retrograde. The Arc of Retrograde Is thus marked by four points: (a) the Pre· Flrst·Station point at which the arc begins. where the motion turns direct: and (d) the Post·Second·Statlon point where the arc ends. ~ means that this is already the second transit of Mars ove< the birth Saturn position. When Mars in transit retrogrades over a birth Saturn position. three are certainly worse than one· particu la ~ y three slow ones that linger and thus bum more deeply. This distinction emphasizes the fact that it is not merely the slow motion of the Retrograde which Is Involved. by the length of llle diameter of ils own orbit This Is for the reason that at any planet~ opposition to the Sun. and that when rt resumes Redirect motion there will occur a lllird contact. There is the further and i mportant consideration of declination to be taken into account. and ot slow@r but acc@ll!lating motion an@r it pass@s ~s SKond Station. and a parallel of latitude reinforcing the first or third contact may render one Qf them more effective even than the retrograde contact Thus it would appear that the irJllortant differentiation of a transiting planet's influence requires the dividing of its apparent orbit into two arcs: that over which llle planet will traverse but once. Also. Ill at at the opposition the Earth Is nearer to the planet. however. are importa~ arcs. A further consideration Is In the fact that with the major planets the opposition to the Sun occurs always In the middle of the Arc of Retrograde. It should be found. but that Ill ere will be three separate contacts with each degree within the Arc of Retrograde. These two arcs might be termed the Arc of Advance. Even if one resists the temptations. because any birth planet which falls within llle arc over which the transiting planet will retrograde will receive three separate and successive accents. or the mane< of replacing steps over territory previously traversed. when It first passes the degree which later marks the Second Station: (b) the First StatiO I\ where the motion turns Retrograde: (c) the Second Station.~ecrograde Planets 211 robberies. the Earth Is between that planet and the Sun: . while the conjunction occurs In the middle of the Arc of Advance. vicious murders and calarrities. At the Sun-Mars opposition of August 1924 Marswasclose< to the Earth than it had been for 800 years. If a contact can be expected to crystalize into an event. then three contacts can mean three events.

Mars R or Jupiter Rx both indicates that these planets were <etrograde at the time of the chart.2S2 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets while at the conjunction the Earth is on the far side of the Sun opposite llle planet. The potential of the retrograde planets Is to be nexlble. each planet has irs own percentage or time when it must retrograde. roundabout Indirect. • Jupiter retrogrades 120 days is Stations 5 days before and afte<.-. Usually this asana are done to strengthen the spine and make them flexible. Rahu t<et\J always move in retrograde motion.39%. is midway in the Arc of Retrograde. Then they appear to move backward In the sky this motion is known as retrograde motion of the planets. the Superior conjunction which occurs when the earth and the planet are on opposite sides of the Sun. Mars 9. However. 24%. • Saturn retrogrades for 140 days and remains Stations 5 day before and after. 'lakra Asana In Yoga twists the body from back to front. Retrograde planets in the natal chart or ephemeris are marked lly R or Rx. the Earth neve< passes between lhem and the Sun.s 7. Vakrl means twisted. crooked. Vakri Grahas .22% . In the case of the minor planets. when the planet passes between the Earth and llle Sun.Rebograde Planets Planets from the point of view of the earth will slow down and become Stations.. hence they never oppose the Sun. to twist . Mars retrogrades for 80 days and is Stations 3 to 4 days before and afte< • Venus is retrograde for 42 days and Is Stations approximately two days before and after. This apparent <etrograde movement is due to the motion of the earth's orbit The Sun and the Moon neve< retrograde. winding. • Mercury retrogrades for 24 days and Is Stations one day before and after.76%.33% and Ve. Mercury 19. The Sanskrit name for retrograde planets Is known as Vakri. Jupiter 30. They are Saturn 36. falls in the midcle of the Arc ol Advance. evasive and ambiguous. and llle 1 nferior Conjunction.

On tile negative side they can be twisted thinkers. The more we allow the sense to rule us. to make them unclear. Jupiter. to teach its message in an indirect way. They can keep us grounded In gross reality but we start to use tlletr energy spiritually they become i nfused with a different power. innovative and different. original. ~loon Water Mercury Prlthvl Earth The Bhuta also rule the Chakras..~etrograde Planets 213 llling around. By doing it correctly tlley can strengthen themselves and become adaptable. tile S<JIXIe body. Sun and Moon always go direct so it is only the five other planets. Rahu Ketu are usually comfortable with tlleir nature as they only travel the retrograde way. Rahu Ket\1 are forever moving backwards and this has lead to them being described negatively In the dasslcs. The five planets Mars.s control our organs ol desires.Sun.ta Semant PIAakash Etller I jupiter Va u Air Sai!Jrn. Rahu t-1ars. The rule the Pancha Mahabhutas. Chakras Influence our senses. Understanding and controlling the senses wlllglve lndlcallon of whether we are able to open the gates to the higher self. by going against the grain. crooked and dishonest The Individual can deal with the quality of their retrograde planets in a positive manner or can use tlleir potential in a totally negative way. to view life in a different way to others. . the five primary elements that influeoce our physical body but also sheath the eternal consciousness. which are used to going direct usually that can turn retrograde. The fulfillment ot the sensuous nature keeps the Individual lied to the cycle of happiness and unhappiness. emodons and senses. venus and Saturn express llle practical reality of our life. the more lhe doors to our aslral self remain shut. The essence is there to do good or bad in the planet but ~ is up to llle individual to use this in tile right way. Ketu Te as Fire Apas Yeous. These element. n Bt. They are the planets that form tile Pancha Mahapurusha Yoga that bestows greatness on earth. Mercury. But they also have the potential to view everything in a complete different manner and therefore can be OlUite innovative and make individual reach heigtts that they never til ought IIley would conquer.

Sun. Ketu Venus. Strong to do what? Two influences of retrograde planets need to be taken lrto account . The 'lUality olthe planet changes when a turns retrograde. therefore their impact on the individual is the strongest. inability to control the senses. A planet In debilitation If retrograde acts like an exalted one and an exalted planet like a debilitated one. AA individual has to understand their retrograde planets and nurture them to bring back the harmony.. Retrogrades by transit can influence everyone whether we have them In our cha. and by transa.Karmen<*'lyan dr1yan Element Planet Sense Sense Wor1c organ \llshuddhi Anahata Monlpura Aakash Vayu Tejas JUj)iter Saturn Rahu Mars. The reason: debilitated planets have IM potential to be unethical and negadve. ~onsciousness and its relationship wah its human life.2S4 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Chakra Tattva Graha lndr1yan Jnanen._. when he gets twisted he Inherits the potential do bad. Therefore they struggle to express the planets qualities ..t and legs Genitals Swadhlsthana Apas T on9'Je Nose . Knowing how to deal with lhe retrograde In the natal cha. Vedic Astrology classics say lhat retrograde planets are strong. Whereas an exalted planet Is a good guy. when they twist around.their affect In the natal cha. or not A straight thinking person can suddenly change their ways under the Influence of retrograde Mercury. adha"' Prithvi Anus Retrograde planets influence the primary structure of the human blocking the they create disconnection and imbalances. . behaving In the opposae manner. The beneR cs who are usually the positive Influences can become ambiguous. Retrograde planets are closest to earth. Moon Mercury Hearing Ear SIQn Eyes Touch Sight Taste Smell Mouth (speech) Hands F . The Individual with retrograde planets does not always know how to control its energy. So we all have to leam to cope with the retrograde transit and be aware of them anrmlly. is the key.over-emphasizing them or being in denial of their po5aive qualities or misusing their power. By ~hakras and lhe complicating the Pancha Mahabhutas. they sta.

Controlling the male tics in Vakri is a k>t rrore difficutt. This can lead to Its misuse. but the quality ot the dash a can reduce as it progresses.ll. As Mars Is about power. those who did not follow tradition were considered bad and unethical. Men have to watch. vision and e<>ergy. ditfere<>t (according to their karakas) and at lhe same time try to control their negative aspects. they also can bring diminishing returns. disobedient by being retrograde whereas the malefic can definitely become more negative due to their retrogression. who are non-tra<itionalists. It Is often seen In charts ot females who have problems with their sexuality • they can be overtly aggressive or completely suppress their masculine side whereby creating imbalance In personality. Natal planets In Retrograde Mars retrogrades once in two years. but not know !low to express that or drive other crazy with their Ideas. Men:o. The start ot lhe dash a may appear very good. how to deal with conflict and aggression and anger. Retrograde Mars will blodc the way this chalcra works and (reate problems on a subtle level. Whereas now. Mars r!Aes Agnl (tire) element so its retrogression can create too much tire or complete exhaustion. Its retrogressions give a lot ot power yelthe lndhAdual does not understand their own power and !low to use It properly. The chakra is Manipura. which deal with balance. Mercury is the karaka ol speech and intellect Their thinking can also be ditfere<>t They may be very bright thinkers. Its retrogression can create problems with how you deal with maleness within. The main aspect I have noticed about retrogrades is that they do not follow tradition and in the ancie<>t limes when astrology was written. Retrograde planet dash a can bring about health issues. They have to watch lheir metabolism. Also we must celebrate their potential to be original. Retrog<ade Mars in natal chart (an bring out power Issues.ry retrograde promotes either a person talking too much or not at all. So the influence ot retrogrades has to be thought from the point of view of the society we l ive ln. As Mars has male energy. we honour those who go outside the box. Also don1 forge! the houses lhe retrograde planets rule. they do not become too aggressive and angry. Mercury's combustion can . It can get speeded up or be totally diAl. It can also make a person whose logic is unconventional but at the same time very powerful and they can reach places where others cannot as they have the ability to see things from backward to forward. thinking IIley are the only ones who are the inteUigent ones. Mars deals with logic and here the logic can get skewered or twisted.etrograde Planets 211 non-spiritual.

Ju~er retrograde usually never knows when to stop giving advice. On a pos~ivelevel they can give look at issues with a very different viewpoint They will also give advice that is unconventional and different. to repel the negative fortes. Aakash deals with the knowledge. They can become overtly masculine or forget to dress feminine and be feminine. they can bring twisted thinking into the relationship. They can be very knowledgeable yet they do not know how to use this knowledge in the right way. Water deals with emotions. Mercury rules the prithvi (earth) bhuta. it Is i mportant that one must not give Into a negative attitude to life and embrace depression as a habit Saturn Is usually depkted as the poor . Mercury retrograde can make someone impractical and they are mO<e likely to make their position unstable than those whose Mercury is direct Retrograde Mercury would show SO<ne blocks to the Muladhara chakra. Jupiter is the guru or the teacher. Jupiter rules the Aakash element. Jupiter as a karaka of husbands in a female chart will giw a husband who is different On an extreme negative level. Coni>ust and retrograde can make a person very prone to bum out and also unsure of how to deal with their Mercury. it will definitely give children despite what else is promised otherwise In the chart. This aspect does not always pan out but we can research it further. It being retrograde does make us choose unusual alliances. Prithvi deals with practical and stable. Vishuddhi chakra will become blocked and this make us feel unprotected and make some wrong choices. here the poisons or the mind do not always get the right filte' So we do not know how to stop them from polluting our life. wisdom. Vlsi>Jddhi also purifies the poisons. our ability to purify. The classks say that if Jup~er is retrograde. The Swadhlsthana chakra Is also blocked. As Jupiter is the karaka of children. As Saturn Is the karaka of misery. Jupiter being retrograde weakens the ability to use this tattva. it can show children who are different. Prithvi also controls the Muladhara chakra. Mercury travels close to the Sun and ~ is most likely to be combust.2S6 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets ~reate more problems. The human body Is composed of over 85% water. Retrograde Venus can create problems with all these. the water element. Venus also deals with fell'lnlnlty and women w~h Venus retrograde do not always understand how to be truly feminine. They can also mistrust their own wisdom. happiness and peace. we may have an unconventional view of them or when In marriage 0< relationship do not know how to express our love well. Or they may not !Ike wol1< at all. We see this oltcn In male homosexual charts as they want something different from their relationships and their concept of the women In their life Is different. taste. Venus is the karaka for marriage. Not an easy situation to be in. Venus rules Apas. Saturn retrograde usually do not know when to stop working.

They arc stress points in the year. They ne~ to watch for gre~. 1. The retrograde motion of your dasha ruler can change the direction of events. travel programme and journeys. . and other technologies. if we are not aware of them. So do problems wllh computers. Mercury retrogrades at least thr~ limes a year. delay~ journeys • all can make life troublesome during the Mercury retrograde. Double check all appointments.\Jrn rules Vayu ~lemenl Vayu is air and Vayu n~s to be usoo constructively otllenvise it can become unnecessarily destructive. you can experience them during their retrograde transit. They can t~porarily block the elements and create probl~s in the subconscious. remember not to stop your life. When this chakra is blocked by retrogression then they can find it dijfictlt to detach. Retrogrades and Stations Motions Even if you do not have natal planets in retrograde. Mercury retrogrades at least 3 Umes a year so Its awareness has a huge say In the quality or your life. and creat~ lots of problems. Retrogrades do not know how to use their energy. Saturn can Mcome destructive force for them. so if they do not take ~ar~. It Is important to know retmgression of planets in a given year. Stress levels can climb sky high. Saturn retrogression can make individuals hungry with desire. The poor ar~ US<Jally hun!JIY • for food. neitllor moving forward or backward. for mat~rial goods. Retrograde Planets In Transit Ill~ While analysing the transit effect of the retrograde planets remember following: Always be aware of Mercury retrograde. Arguments can result from crossoo wires. Anahata chakra teaches dispassion and detachment.~ecrograde Planets 217 man. Decisions made d\Jring Mercury retrograde can be chan~ after it goes direct. Retrogrades indicate a concentration of energy in the part of the zodiac where tlley are active. The two most difficu~ retrogrades are Mercury and Sai. Sai. Retmgrades make life ap~ar to be stuck in limbo. wanting more and more even when the hunger has been ap~asoo and they may b~ materially v~ry w~ll off. for good things in life. Stress. If you have planets In that area then they will have major impact. Mercury as it hap~ns so often and Saturn as It can transit over one point of the chart again and again. arguments. Mercury retrograde creates communication problems and makes life uncomfortable.\Jrn. Saturn and 1 upiter retrograde once a year and Mars and Venus once every two years. Internet. Gemini and Virgo n~ to be doubly conscious.

Traditionally in India. The Impact on dasha. the gandanta point between Cancer and capricorn. there was the Pakistan B. Saturn retrograded at the time It was In an exact 4 · 10 aspect with Mars and a major train accident took place In UK. there can be added pressures on them. Venus brings problems with relationships. we need to watch this time for an unstable property market political upheaval and major changes in the world order If natal planets are placed in those degrees. Does it effect any of your planets? If a natal planet is on the same degree as Saturn stations. 6. Saturn stationing over the exact degree of the Moon will bring untold mental stress. The house rulership and placement of the Moon will show.tara dasha rulers. In November 2004.-n transits like Sade Saati. Venus retrograde indicates a focus on past relationships. then you can expect that to be a major issue to contend with. . This can positively enhance good qual~ies. The Stationary points of Saturn· before and after retrogression. The Stationary points of Mars. Two aspects creating a powerful synergy. saturn will transit 3. antar and prayar. This can lead to war or aggressive tendencies. The Koso110 War March 1999 began with the station and retrogression of Mars and ended when Mars went forward. Past Issues can become dominant There can be a change In the direction of life. If there are other difficult aspects accompany the stations. 2. whkh is itself a troublesome transit. When your Lagna ruler retrogrades. It Is not a good time to marry. whkh concentrates the energy of its difficult inlluence. In October 2005..2S8 Koow about Transt of Plantts it will make their life a lot easier. Mars retrograded (1st October) around the time of a solar eclipse (3rd October}. It will have a major Impact on your inner seff. It can make people think in wrong ways. When planets retrograde over the gandanta points. marriage.-age the possibility of getting wrong advke. This becomes even more important during difficult Sat. Or enco. where the problem Is abouL Also Saturn can transit over the same point three times. 5. Mars retrograde can Increase stubbornness and can herald a time for war. earthquake. 1.. 4. auspicious events and new ventures are not planned when Juplter Is retrograde. The Stationary points of Juplter.

~ecrograde Planets 219 Mars Retrograde OVerview "Mercury Retrograde" has certainly become a buzzword • or buzz phrase • these days. Retrograde·station·direct cycles are essentially illusions that reslAt from our poirt of view from Earth. "Appears· is the key word here.will was insistently discouraged (perhaps due to a belief system that advocated passivity). ~tercury Retrograde. because. Mars Is Retrograde approximately 58·81 days every 2 years. no planet actually moves backwards in tllei r omits around the Sun. technically speaking. . The Mars Retrograde cycle is lesser known. Thus." Mars Stations Retrograde and Direct · Transits to the Houses What house(s) In your natal chart Is Mars transiting when It Is Stationing? Note the degree at which Mars tums Retrograde and find where that degree Is found. then read the Interpretation for Mars Stations Retrograde below. or against you) and/or all personal in~iative and self. the message that was impressed upon you was that forceful action is wrong or dangerous. if you stand up for yourself. If Mars is retrograde in the natal dlart. simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed ll>an the other planets. Then note the degree at whkh Mars then turns Direct and find that point In your natal chart (it's likely to be In the same house or an adjacent one). you now tend to hesitate. In any case. and read the i nterpretation for Mars Stations Direct below. this is what the Kanric I nsight report has to say about this position: "Asserting yourself vigO<Ously and directly is complicated by the fact that you had a prior lifetime or lifetimes In whkh aggression was either misused (by you. but it is a sigl>ficant What is Mars Retrograde? Occasionally. Mars appears to be moving backwards in the sky. by house. and it occurs less freque~ly than lime nevertheless. In your natal chart.l n fact they don't even slow down. back down or even be plagued with fears of retaliation.

and energy used sparingly now will seiVe well to have conseiVed late<. ~lake your presence known and you will get results. especially If It Is based on personal. There's ncthlng wrong with following through on long·te<m. Mars Stations Direct in 1st House A sometimes-frustrating period of forced inaction or delays that may have had you chafing at the bit is turning the corner and you will be able to gel some forward motion again.260 Koow about Transt of Plantts Mars Stations Retrograde in 1st House You are entering a period where p~na l action may be met with some frustration as the combination of energy. Once tllings are back into your hands you will be better able to push for change and advancement In development of your financial resources In the coming months. do so. and opportunity for accomplislvnent will not come together so easily. Mars Stations Retrograde In 2nd House If you can avoid taking too much financial action during tills period. E~Jeryone is in the same boat. but Impulsive spending will likely be resources thrown Into the wind. you can again take the reins yourseH and make it happen your way without intennediaries. Slow and steady wins til is race. well· laid plans. 01ances are It will be hard anyway and likely net worth the f.-acts in the near future tllat will allow your single purpose to sncwball. Ease off on the money pedal but don't slam on tile brakes. El(l)e<t a lot of backing and filling on everyone's part In order to get things done and try not to press too hard or show too much impatience. inclination. ego·satlsfaction motives.ght. and you risk confrontation or even injury if you push too much without looking carefully at where you are and who you're up against. Mars Stations Direct In 2nd House A push-pull period of some frostration In developing your assets Is turning around and your ability to draw on your real income should increase. Where you had to make do wltll other people's Initiatives or no progress at all. . Increasing your ability to follow tllrough will put you one up on tile situation while others are too distracted with mlitiple efforts to successfully compete. long-lasting moves are few. elthe< Opportunities for really good. This may come partly as a resutt of concentrating your efforts In one area and letting other lime • and energy-wasting projects go. resources. This will allow you to open up new avenues of communication and develop valuable co.

repetitive efforts than to try for the big push and see it careen off-course. It's better to accoll"jllish things in small. The key Is to get In touch with what Is IIT'jlortant to you Inside and let your outer efforts reflect your Inner strengths.or yourself. half-baked ideas remain unresolved. but seeing it all safely home In the end. Pick your projects and don't scatter your energies and you11 find what seemed like swimming upstream wi ll become a walk In the park. others are lnvoiYed and can throw you off. Draw on your . That was unavoidable. so it's being even-tell"jlered that will best see you lllrough.~ecrograde Planets 261 Mars Stations Retrograde in 3rd House ~tting people around you . mixed efforts Involving multiple channels that required more effort than they were worth. This will lead to forward developments in your bottom line and a clearer idea of what you stand for when day is done. The key concept here Is focus. and follow· through on commitments is dicey. Getting your inner priorities right so you don't start off half. be willing to patiently rework it if need be. The test of success here is not a hot launch. as the greater pressure you apply in tile area of your choice. but most likely to succeed. Mars Stations Retrograde In 4th House Rome wasn't built In a day. Mars Stations Direct In Jrd House You are pulling out ol a period that may have involved a lot of pointless thrashing about. But patience can be short. the greate< your acceleration will be. Staying power is behaYe in the usual <>rganized manner may be a bit difficult d. Mars Stations Direct In 4th House After a period when attempts to shore up and develop your underpinnings may have gotten you the runaround. so be careful . getting the foundations right will be tile most important achievement. but you may have to try.Jng this period. try again before that becomes a done deal. cocked Is really Important. Even then. StOPS and starts abound. so think It through and consider all the repercussions before you take action. and neither will much else be during tills period. you'll find that selective attempts to make your castle stronger will meet with success and applause. Negotiations are favoured in that you find 0\Jt what can't be done and can hammer into shape that which can. And remember. For you.. but as you finally select who you want to deal with and what ideas to run with you11 find that you can pick up speed and really put the pedal to lhe metal.

but rather to sample eggs and baskets and see which soit Keep a positive attitude and a tight Inner locus and you'll thrive where others lose their way. Mars Stations Retrograde in Sth House This period can b! roo and profitabl! if you are willing to try multiple efforts and not expect them all to finish. Mars Stations Retrograde In 6th House PiKing yourself and avoiding getting overtaxed should be the focus or what could otherwise be a stressful period. Re-advancing the principles you have already established for yoursell allows you to play strong but easy. A creative shotgun appmach where you go with the best of many tries may be taxing. go with what you want to do. you gather energy from your environment: when you feel burdened. Mars Stations Direct In 6th House Cross-purposes. your sunmundings tend to drain you. In a phrase. and energies that were previously bl«ked begin to flow again.. so it will be good lo put your best sense of humo. This ts not a time to put all your eggs in one basket. pick your shots and don1 waste ammo. don't try. but you111 ikely ~ome up with a winner in the end and have several more half-developed possibilities for later. and-go pressures require patience and regularity to diffuse their Impact and keep you well and cheerful. That applies in both the emotional and physical worlds. Go w~h the positive How in your direction and health and wealth will follow. and you11 get a lot more mileage down the road. not what you tl'lnk you should charge of your dally routine and let It energize you rather than drag . You will find yourself better able to r. When you feel pleased.. but realignment Is now underway that will allow you to get back In tune with things. life In the worl<place can see a lot of frustrations H)ing. This Is an easy time for diminishing returns and time/energy drains. Part of that comes from abandoning things that smack only of obligation and turning to windows that let in the light of opportunity.what you can't.262 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets fundamental capadties to jumpstart a specific initiative and playing the game will become a bre&e. as stop. Mars Stations Direct In 5th House Creative efforts that have been bogged down lor a while will be seeing a turnaround. so be creative. and conflicting energies may have left you drained or late. do . What you can change.forward and keep your head when all around are losing theirs. crossed wires.

If you can see it through on your own. Mars Stations Direct In 7th House Allowing your partner(s) to take the helm may not have worked out so well recently. as the future looks brighter ahead.~etrograde Planets 263 you down. Mars Stations Direct in 8th House Finding headway where needed credit and outside support are concerned may lately have turned into a comedy of errO<s . not necessarily succeeding. Rekindling a ll!latlonshlp may be part ol what sustains you look for tile wind under your wings and you won't have to ftap them so hard. Where .l t~ important to remember that you're not the only one trying hard. if only by recycling what you'Ve got and waiting fO< a clearer plaure of where things are going. Focus on the few. Put aside time·wasting di'A!rsions and go with what. Mars Stations Retrograde In 7th House Partnership struggles and cor1rontatlons can come as a result of frustration and working at cross-purposes during this period. it's what you help each other wO<t< II> rough. Your patience with others will begin to pay olf as they get in tune with your efforts and you can genuinely share the mutual effort. Give all the respect possible to what your partner puts in. even if it seems to fail. that cements the bonds of the heart.and going back to the drawing board together can be equally as bonding as getting it right on the first lty. but keep a watch eye out fO< tllose who will be of Mure value and keep tllelr numbers In your back pocket for a rainy day.really make you feel alive and glow ing. the inte<est rate can never be too high. that counts . do so.when you bank with yourself.and who. not tile many. 1 t's not just what you accomplish. but be of good cheer. Experimentation wah various alternatives now leads to the choice of a single path tllat both conserves your inner resovrces and brings you dividends in the process. but times are changing and the last laugh is still ahead. This may require some declslon-maldng and putting more of your eggs Into a single basket to make a commitment strong enough to pay off. Inner reconstruction beats buying on the open market .you may find that slow going and not terribly rewarding. and hope ll>at you get the same generous treatment In this time it's trying.not so amusing. Mars Stations Retrograde In 8th House This is not the most ideal period to try fO< a loan Of lean on other people's resources to get you til rough .

though it may not seem so at the beginning. Winning Is about survival. did you get up1 . with enthusiasm. Mars Stations Retrograde In lOth House Jousting for position can be the order of the day during this period. Life can be a tournament. Mars Stations Direct In 9th House Attempted major moves may have become muddled ollate.264 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets you have met with diminishing returns. but resolving and accomplishing them may be harder than it first appears. The key l. So be ready to fake as well as you give and don't stubbornly grasp at what's not worth fighting for. onlyI so everything can get underway. Feel tree to sweat the small si\Jff later if you can agree on the general direction. That may require putting your shoulder to the wheel (one wheel. It's all about If you fell down. but It shouldn't be a war.s to hammer out one central approach from many.s that could haunt you l ater. Point the backing you seek toward new directions you'd like to power and others will more easily sign on tor the ride.and one of the best ways to find that out is to look back where you've been. the momenrum building from entrained energy. but the lime is at hand to choose the best and let the other ones ride. and you may find the competition gets stWf until everybody gets their territory. so wield It well. The trick is to resolve details w~hout getting bogged down in them. Where you put the extra is everything . not conquest . back off and r<r1 with a single new plan that will be more worth the extra effort. Throw yourself Into it and you'll begin to feel the acceleration of dedicated movement. The trick Is to avoid permanent confllct.don't spread it needn't be the last Of only one left standing at the end ol the day. What benefits all benefits each. Mars Stations Retrograde in 9th House Refurnishing goals can be at a prenVum during this period. and don1 be afraid to compromise. Stop wasting your energies in hatf·hearted promotion and get on the bandwagon that will take you where you want to go. focus it You're mDfe likely to get what you really push for than what you simply toy with. You'll more likely find a position by repositioning than by siege or going down with the ship. You have to know where you are headed l>efore you can steer . You will soon be painted with the broad brush you now (hoose to wield.

Where you make an impression with manifested self-confidence. as everyone Is casUng about to get something done and progll!ss Is slow.-n the same way. When )OU have to push. Sometimes you can become too wrapped up In promoting your own Image to see who and when! that i mage came from. and yoo11 all be aroond when the weather clears. you11do well to hedge your bets . push together . there yoo will find fast friends and lasting connections.~etrograde Planets 265 Mars Stations Direct in loth House Throwing your energies into various forms of self-promotion may have yielded not much forward motion lately. and you will find their energies shore you up and propel you on when you need to take some of the burden off your own shoulders.irs the proof of the pudding where others are concerned. Remind yoorself that comradeship is more lasUng than a passing storm. Believe in yoorself and follow word with deeds . Do not grasp.. AS in any case where you are met with unceltainty and lack or information. but feelings of being stalled by the roadside are about to give way to the sounds of busy traffic. ones you may not even be aware ol. Remember that your backing may not always come from what you simply seek yourse~ but from that which Is awarded to you on your merits. you seem to get a different result It's almost as if you're sharing the helm with other invisible hands that don't always lry to t. yoo·ve all already done It before. but a turnaround is now becoming available if yoo correlate your energies and choose a single plan of operations.1" own exertions. Mars Stations Retrograde In 11th House It may be hard not to seem to be at odds with usually friendly forces during this period. Irs easy for you to blame your friends (and IIley yoo) for failures that are really just bumps in a shared road. Mars Stations Retrograde In 12th House It can be hard to figure oot where to put your efforts during this period: every time you try. Mars Stations Direct In 11th House Pushing hard to garner support may not have been having the in~nded effect lately. but let others seek you out for your strong points. Single-minded career efforts will find reward and you will be judged by your level of commitment to )01.irs not only easier that way.

and the coming months will flesh out what really workS tor you. Cautious moves now enable more emboldened ones in the near future. and then returns to ""revisit. so you've got 10 please yourself. The Interpretations below sl1ow what happens when Mars trnnsits conjunct a natal planet or point while in Retrograde motion. Mars Stations Direct In 12th House It has been easy to run a ground lately just as you thought you were underway and bound for deep water. It could be that you burn too hot and risk overshooting the mark until . don't steam ahead as if there is no tomorrow until you're sure you've got a good grip on the wheel and all the tog has lifted. you might tlnd that things may scatter and get away from you for a while as Mars pauses tora retreat on you natal Sun. The time tor deciding the chosen path and the commitment to go w~h ~ Is enhanced by reoalned enti>Jslasm and IOC\Js. 1 n case ol doubt. however. lllat you've found all the sandbars and now only the channel lies ahead. Nevertheless. this may seem like an inconvenience and can have a flustering effect on the best· laid plans. but in the long run it will cause you to realign your personality powers and drop what drains your vim and vigour in favour of what promotes it. Retrograde)· Cor"tunct Sun Mars turning direct on your Sun can redirect a lot of ene'lly that has l ately been diluted or drained oft by dead·ends and non·starters. tread water so you can still have the same options when things get dearer. Mars may transit conjunct a natal planet or point (or more than one sensitive point in your chart). It would appear. Mars Rebograde Transiting in Conjunction to Natal Planets During any given MarsRetrograde period. the conjunction after turning D irect Mars ( Retrograde) • Cor-t unct Sun Just when you thought you had all your energies packaged and pointed In one direction. This i s particularly true as new vistas open up. at least at this doub~ul time. It there Is any downside. You can't please everybody. Better to doubt action than to take doubtful action. At first. Mars (DirectAtt.. and you will not want to have to make a major course change in order to steer toward a more bountiful 1\orizon.266 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets and see which way the wind is going to blow.

ward on your Merwry should set ~ntal sparks flying and energize solutions to previously puZZling problems. there may be situaUons that rous~ your Ire because you aren't facing up to them and they remind you of your own reluctance to clear things up. But that works on two levels. Avoid lnvoMng your ~go when you want is a job well done. so don't beat your head against obstacles that don't respond on first approach. Focus. there are things which truly waste energy and siphon Qff your ability to get on with life. Instant results are less Important (and less llkcfyl than final triumph over the long haul. Easy solutions will take a bit more work until they can be hammered Into woll<able pathways to success. Mars (Direct P4ter Retlograde) • Cortunct Men:ury Mars launching fo. and annoyanc~ may co~ mo~nt to ferret them out Mars (Direct After Reb ograde) • Conjunct Moon Mars turNng direct on your Moon can be an ~motional challenge and an opportunity to learn restraint and re-channel anger. what b~ins as forbearance leads to relief and a feeling that you have been tested and have passed with flying colors. Second. and be prepared for impacts that can be absorbed as long as you are not too close to the subject. the urge to smash Idols and cut the Gordian knot should be tempered with second thoughts. Mars (Retrograde) · Cor1unct Moon As Mars turns around on your natal Moon. try again with smaller steps until it all comes together. and th~se you should identWy and kiss goodbye. first. However. however. issues that arouse anger to th~ fore. Mental effort can tire just as easily as physical. If successful. Recent frustrations can too easily be turned to conftict just as resolution is in sight so ~~P a st~ady hand on the helm and let those about you lose their heads without joining in.~ecrograde Planets 267 you·v~got a hand I~ on the new situation. and there is no time lik~ the and dispense with them. and endurance are the watchwords Mars (Retrograde) • Conjunct Mercury Brilliant flashes of insight and problem solving may suddenly require a second look as Mars backs off yo~ Mercury . but be willing to try. Thes~ you must embrac~ and work through until they los~ their stigma and becom~ part of the r~u lar flow. paUence. Use physical exercise to release stress and trim away energy-wasters that slow you down and tire you out. Headway In the smaller leads to the gr~ater good. as there's no tumlng back once you burn a bridge .

Burning the midnight oil should come more easily now.Conjunct Venus As Mars ~~!·launches right over your natal Yeoos.. That doesn't mean you 'lie missed the boat.. Use the wait to make sure you 'lie really tied up all your ends on pll!vlous commitments and have a solid ground under you to push off frO<n shO<e when the time comes. Mars (Direct After Reb ograde) . Remember that things are only just coming together and it still may take some work to get the kinks out before you go for full throttle. Once the focus of energy gets Itself together. Seize the day. even to llle point of difficulty in turning your rrlnd oN when you need to take a rest. The narrow gap between opportunity and desire can suddenly seem like a chasm. Mars (Direct After Rebograde).yearty ll!lnforcement of your natal Mars.Conjunct Mars This second Mars return is tile beginning of a two·year cycle of energy and promotion that for a while.268 Koow about Transt of Plantts behind you. Delays caused by recovering your bearings could greatly diminish what~ being handed to you. Mars (Retrograde) • Conjunct Mars Expec~d opportunities for advance. and dont fumble the ball ... Mars (RetJograde) • CortunctVenus Actions you felt sure were going to get you exactly what you want may tum out to be less fruitful than you might have thought. and now's the time to investigate some of the alternatives.. you won't have time to look backwards. don1 be too shocked if the chance to get and do what you 'lie been wanting suddenly drops at your feet This is where desire and opportunity meet.. so clear the decks now. The<e's mO<e than one way to skin a cat. When the direct approach falters. try sneaking up from the rear or pulling an end run. so it could be just whe<e you can take the ball and run with ll The trick Is to field the prospect with apiO<nb so it seems like you were expecting it all along. so keep an open stance and be ready for the best 10 happen .. but that may be because you were trying to cross the canyon at the wrong place. capture the flag. only that its sailing time is delayed fO< repairs to make the journey safer.. as Mars beats a retreat from your venus. but allow yourself to be pulled into your objective.nt and the initiation of new projects may meet with some delay for a while as Mars hesitates at its usual twJce. Don't push. looked like ~ would never show .

but ~·s actually the gift of opportunity. ~~better to rev up gradually urtil you're f!Aiy In cortrol of whars under your hood. and know the difference. Mars (Retrograde) . as ~Iars retreats from yoUl Saturn and the energy needed to make the push requires recharging. but it is certainly another significant and welcome advance til at reenergizes and rejuvenates. since this is the end of Mars retrograde. Size up your situation and commit yourself to as much as you think you can handle but no more. LOng·awaited wells of energy open up and a change in status in work or the major projects your are involved with mark a new step in your evolving journey along the path to achievement and success. This may at first spark some annoyance and frustration.~ecrograde Planets 269 up. 1t Is better to pull back just a little from the edge tllan to topple over the brink because you misjudged. Because you are coming out ol a slow retro period. Get rid of what holds you back. Whoo a new broom sweeps clean.Cor1unct Satum Blockages and roadblocks that were tagged for the scrapheap may hang on a bit longer. The essence. Part of tile reason may be that you need to take a closer look at the difference betweoo kicking out the jams and kicking out your shouldn't sweep away the furniture as well.Cor1unctj uplter Big plans that might have seemed right around the corner may require a bit more wonc before launching them. Mars (Direct After Reb ograde) . as you'll find there were some kinks in your design til at might have developed into fatal flaws if you had gone ahead without a second look. Mars (Rebograde). The trick is channeling it so it doesn1 get away from you like a bucking bronco. Weed out the reduplications and energy sinks so you get the bang for your buck that you Intend. This is not necessarily a life·altering development. Now is the time to root out major power drains that could leave you tapped out <>nee you really ramp up to speed. so spood some time making sure your supports remain whoo you tlnally dispense with the rest.Cor1 unct Jupiter Mars using your Jupiter as a launch pad provides a lot of increasingly focused energy and impetus to your larger and more ambitious schemes. is tying up loose and useless ends and getting with the new program. as Mars delays its antiopated lift to yoUl 1upiter for a bit. not what holds you together. .

Wyou take more careful aim. At the end of the rl<!e you'll be back with your feet on the ground and requests to go another round. Test not only your accelerator. Allow yourself to be catapulted to where you're going and you'll go further . A combination of force and staying power is ideal about now. but it might not seem that way at first. but your brakes. an inexorable force clothed in subtlety and vision. you can do that. so loolc before you ~trike and be selective In what your new broom ~weeps clean. One shot at your target will be all you need. Inner and outer worlds reflect each <>ther. The urge to jump into lhe fray can be so strong that you miss the obvious. . so you have full control before you charge ahead. Sure. Mars (Retrograde) · Conjunct Uranus Mars pulling back from your Uranus may save you from hasty decisions. Figure out what dreams are attainable and what are only fantasies that will drain you of the follow-through that ¢an make imagination into reality. a stop·and·go. Take the time to retool your Ingenuity and develop the practical side or your Inspirations before putting them to the test without a safety net. so strive for a strong but steady hand. Mars (Retrograde) · Conjunct Neptune Mars backing away from your Neptune may give you some time to reorganize and solidify the way you deploy your external energies before you are asked to turn them Inwards. but annoying If you try to buck it. Mars (Direct After Retrograde) • Conjunct Uranus Mars turning about on your Uranus can bring unexpected discoveries and.270 Koow about Transt of Plantts Mars (Direct After Retrograde) • Conjunct Satum Mars returning to its trajectory over your Saturn is just the thing to break through old and stagnant barriers and get the ball rolling again. A single push in the right direction is worth trore than many stabs in the dark. but sometimes the threads that attach them may need to be tightened. even If you shriek a little. Develop greater precision and accuracy before you fire. where you grind stow but exceeding small. Take some time to sort out one from the other before going further. bumpy ride. or you'll waste ammo. unless you play It easy. Expect the spigot to be ott or on Md not much In between for a while. It also has the energy to kick out needed supports from under you. In best to let it take you wherever It goes. a sputtering rhythm that can be fun If you go with It. A watchmaker's precision powered by llydraulics is the a roller coaster.you11 be thankful you did. and now is the time.

ask your5elf first if this is worth fighting for. The best way to pick fights is to pick to not get involved in them . Pushing and shoving for fun and exercise may be a familiar amusemen~ but don't let it get out of hand and turn i nto real physical or emotional connict. however. It also gives yoo a certain quality of slipperiness for a Ume. but lots are worth giving way for.right now you'll do a lot better with the . Few things are. but remember where your real center is. Avoid playing with others· hopes. if ne<essary. Expect ll>e rug underneath you to be at least a lltUe bit tugged a~ so be light on your feet and ready to re-deploy your stance when the need arises. Mars (Ret:Jograde) ·Conj unct Pluto Mars making a pullback from your Pluto (and that of all your (Ontemporarles) may be just the thing to resolve Issues that might lead to pointless confrontations or struggles for position. Mars (Retrograde) • Conjunct Ascendant Mars turning around on your Ascendant may set you a bit off-center and It's a good lime to take a second look at your balance mechanisms. ooless you have a real desire and intent to help them achieve them. and this is a good time to reexamine the power of your internal faith and righteousness. So when given the choice. Mars (Direct After Reb ograde) • Conjunct Pluto Mars turning direct on your Pluto Is something that's happening to everyone your age and it may tend to stir up some old classmate cofll)etitiveness and rivalries. It is more important to know you are right ll>an to prove It to someone else. use camouflage where needed. make sure It's In the i nterest of love and not conflict. and where it's only pretending to be. your Internal compass that keeP5 you from tripping over your feet. during which you can lead others down the garden path with impunity. while abandoning others.~saves energy and wasted physical and emotional strain. and as such may bring you a step closer to some of your dreams. leaving later circumstances to support you in your quest. You cant do the latter without the former. If lhe temptation to gel physical wddenly arises. back off and don't get caught In a squeeze play of your own making. Though you may be tempted to edge someone out ol the way (or see that happening to you).~ecrograde Planets 211 Mars (Direct After Retrograde) • Conjunct NeptLW1e Mars making its turn on your Neptune may go a long way to clear up what's been fantasy and what illusion lately.

save your ene<gy for the final boij for the finish the<n a nudge to get into it. So. make sure you rj. "Mercury Retrograde" has certainly become a buzzword • or blllz phrase • these days. .but either way.. There are a few turns before you hit the straightaway. Don't forget that all publkity Is good publicity. Expea a period of elevated energy. It's a good time to put your ear to the ground and see if the image you're painting of yourseW is being bought or abused.n sign astrology. that trouble Is headed off and yours Is the culminating star. Irs easy to encounter. so remember that cooler heads are always the best to prevail. but don't let that inadvertently shove you into oncoming traffic or rashly into a situation you should have stayed out of. depending on how well-prepared you are. the energy is also there to take steps to see that ~ all goes for progress. Mars (Direct After Retrograde) • Conjunct Ascendant Mars h!s~at ing and th@n turning on your Asc@ndant tflllds to giv@ a push that can be a ride or a fall.212 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets former than the latter. or be. when you feel propelled on by an extra shove. a hothead. In either case. ~·s just up to you to make it turn out that way. to get the<n into gear as Mars reverses field on your Midheaven. However. so be ready for a couple of false starts and the drain that goes with them before you're finally on target. Mars (Retrograde) · Conjunct Midheaven Best-laid promotions may need anolhe< shoYe. so let them. this Is Ideal for high-energy output. That perfea rl!sum~ may need a patch or two to catch up with the news and if you want people to talk good trash about you. The first leap out of the gate is not the one that will get you there. people will be talking. Mars (Direct After RetJ·ograde) • Con) unct Mldheaven Mars making its turn on your Midheaven can mean both good and/ or troublesome word out on the street about you . just look before you leap and don't get overtaken by the tide. Mercury Rebograde 01/eMew Although not quite as popular as S. Keep your eyes on the path before you so you don't step in it.

no planet actually moves backwards in their orbits around the Sun. you have a habit of rechecking. reconsidering. Mercury rules our "'k>wer" we perceive and interpret lrlormatlon that we receive from our environment. People with Mercury retrograde take in information differently lllan those with Mercury direct in their natal charts. they don't even slow down. the planet Mercury appears to be moving badcwards in the sky for a period of approximately 3 weeks. listening. and how we relay that information to others. it changes direction. the thinking processes are generally more acute. or express your ideas is indicated. and whenever it reaches its furthest distance from the Sun. and sometimes four. Needless to say. to learn about those things which we<e denied to you in the past:· . Delays and challenges are more probable with Mercury retrograde. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that result from our point or view from Earth.~etrograde Planets 213 What is Mercury Retrograde? Three. Not everyone feels the effects of Mercury retrograde. This may have carried over in this lifetime as a mild learning problem in childhood.mication. How many people are born with a retrograde Me<curyl Roughly 18%. and rethinking everything before you put it out. for example. or launch a new business. travel. Dedsion-making is challenged during Mercury retrograde. Those born with ~t ercury retrograde In their natal chart. documents. times a year. In fact. The Karmic I nslgl't report has to say this about Mercury Retrograde in the natal Chart: "A prior lifetime In which you were discouraged to lllink. Mercury retrograde tends to lx"eed a certain level of confusion. Thus. and the sense of humour rather ClUirky. You may even have a desire to learn about subjects that seem archaic. it is not advised to sign contracts. When Mercury Is retrograde In the natal chart Itself. buying and selling. As the planet of comm. engage in important decisionmaking. and so forth. learn. because. technically speaking. the mall and shipping. may not nodce llle effects described above. simply because the Earth is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed than the other planets. "Appears• is the key word here. negotiating. All of lllese areas of life are affected when ~tercury Is 1\mctlonlngln a sluggish state. Merwry has rulership over such things as speaking. Mercury t!Jrns retrograde more frequently than any other planet. formal (Ontracts. or inner (somewhat unconscious) doubts about your ability to learn or to communicate. It can never be more lllan 28 degrees from the Sun. reviewing. This period Is best used for reorganizing and reflecting.

When resources come up short. but sometimes the obligation. by house. Mercury Stations Direct In 1st House After tlvee weeks of readjustment you can start getUng plans bade i nto shape for going ahead. These i nterpretations (source: Day Watch software) indicate the areas of life affected by Mercury's stations. Although it might not have seemed so a couple of weeks ago. which will firm up during the next few weeks and everyday rhythms get renormallzed. to change your mind in order to i nsure consistency and personal Impact Toward the end. then read the i nterpretation for Mercury Stations Retrograde below. When you'Ve got all your ducks in a row. and read the interpretation for Mercury Stations Direct below. Mercury Stations Retrograde in 1st House This begins a three·week period during which you have the <>pportunity to reline and perhaps repurpose the way you project yourself i n your surroundings. You have not only the right. Round off the raw edges and pull in any potential entanglements tllat might be slowing you down. Then note the degree at which Mercury tllen turns Direct and find that point in your natal chart (it's l ikely to be in the same house or an adjacent one). in your natal chart. Some changes will be momentary. You may find you have discovered some improved ways of fitting your own leadership into the mix. you won1 have to look back. but some will last Mercury Stations Retrograde In 2nd House The coming three weeks mark a period when not only hedging your bets but replacing your wagers may be just the rlghtthlng to do.s ltlng when it is Stationing? Note the degree at which Mercury turns Retrograde and find where that degree is found. this may particularly Include tightening up solutions to previously resolved Issues to be sure they are well in hand. you're Increasingly glad to have had tile opportunity to edit your life a bit so you can better exploit your position both sodally and financially during the next month <>r so.Transits to the Houses What house( $) In your natal chart Is Mercury tran.274 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury Stations Retrograde and Direct . which Includes some new featllers put on your personal image. c1on1 hesitate to reallocate tllem In order to .

Toward lhe end. Redesign with an eye toward giving yourself some extra padding. you may have to call Into question some aspects of your financial underpinnings In order to effectively make contact and cause others' goals to come into step with your own. Getting roadblocks out of the way allows you to chart a wrer course and feel better about what you are doing and what kind of commitments you can make and live up to. . Try to work on removing obstacles to the flow and diplomatically sh~t your schedule according to who better fits your evolving agenda . but also con your opportunities to disseminate your ideas and expand your contacts and horizons. the resolutions they have brought will benefit you immediately and in the long run. twists. and delays in finandal matters are on their way out and a return to smoother sailing is in the works. not ooly on your resources. The cost of delays and uncertainties is made up for by knowing that they no longer Impede and that you can now throttle up and get on some real speed.~etrograde Planets 215 provide yourself a firm foundation and a springboard to the future. just a general reshuffling unlil everyone feels comfortable with their positions. l ess is more when you streamline your·day basis. Including yourself. rather than relying on last minute income to fill in the gap. wth assodates backing and filling and somelimes seeming less than reliable. a steadier course. Any headway you may have lost is momentary and will be made up for by a smoother operation. Mercury Stations Direct In 3rd House Several weeks of greater confusion than you'd have liked are on lheir way out and you can get back to what you were doing with a b~ more confidence and sense of purpose. and fewer distractions CYVer the next several weeks. No blame here. Mercury Stations Retrograde In 3rd House The next three weeks may well mark a lot of ebbs ond swirls In the social fabric you mCYVe ln. Although delays may have been anno)lng. Mercury Stations Direct in 2nd House Kinks. Picking up loose ends and tightening your operation has lasting benefits. and that may indude reshuffling the way you present yoii'Self on a day. Tie up loose ends and be ready to move on to expanded hori20ns and a wrer sense of your undeiJ)innlngs. Red herryings and detours can be put behind you as you get back onto a map everybody can buy Into. in order to become a better part of the flow of life around you.

not fundamental problems. as the new alternatives you will be finding will more than make up for any i nconveniences or confusions experienced along the way. only bette<. The exe<cise provided by int. Wherever you do wind up going. Mercury Sl>rtlons Retrograde In 5th House Playful creativity can be a hallmark of the next three weeks.-nal troubleshooting and introspection brings you back stronger than ever. Do not hesitate to question fundamental values in order to get to the heart of what you believe and resolve irvw ronnicts that may arise. partiCIJiarly when you depend on others to evolve into what you will lean on in the fub. Rock your own boat befO<e others do. Don't be surprised if this muddies previously held opinions toward the end. Provisional projeciS will turn Into final directions. and you'll be llle better off fD< it. Issues having to do w~h direction and creative focus begin to resotw themselves and turn out to have been <Only temporary delays. Follow through on what looks like a . Mercury St>rtlons Direct In 4th House A period of some delays. Mercury St>rtlons Direct In 5th House A period of changeability and shifting focus has turned the corner and you will Increasingly know better which choices are viable and which are not. you can put your mind fully on the game and get back to being the you always Ill ought you were.276 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury St>rtions Retrograde in 4th House The next three weeks may cause you to step back and rethink your course and reset your bearings to make Sll'e you are really on the course you intended. Keep Ill em In your memory bank as they may tum up In other guises later and you11 already be halfway there. and slowdowns has tumed the (Orner and with a little more fine-tuning life operations will be not only back to normal but improved. Don't expect to follow a straight track but go where things lead you until you start to establish a pattern.. the path decided against. Only then can you get back to the main lllghway after an enlightening detour onto the scenic route. distractions will be Identified and pushed aside. you may find risk reevaluation highly useful. but only if you are willing to let it take its course whereve< it leads.Jre. partkularly in the future stability of your ship. By the end. Once you have buttoned down the last of the recently arisen distractions. detours. don't simply forget the road not taken. Small insights can net you large gains.

All that remains is to put the finishing touches on new approaches and link them all up with others who may be involved. Missed or mixed up messages are resented or clarified so everybody is back oo ttoe same l)<lge and agrees upon what the next step is going to be. Mercury Stations Direct In 7th House As you turn the comer toward clarity after a few weeks of unaskedfor change. Including your own. You can nip problems in the bud and smooth potentially ruffled feathers. but don't let seemingly wasted time be fOI'ever lost by Ill rowing away its fru~s. Mending ties to others can make for stronger relationships. You have the opportur>ty now to iron out the wrinkles that may have been bothering you but which were SOI'nehow still left unattended. What seemed hke mistakes were simply different roads to the same destination and It~ . but retain all. delays. You may be wise to put great leaps forward temporarily on the backburner until you are sure lllere is nothing to trip you up along your way when you make your moves.~ecrograde Planets 217 winner naw. This may result In COI'nlng to some re·conclusloos about how and w~h wh()(n you deploy your creative juices. but lei equality have play. and the next three weeks gives you a chance to take a se<:ond look. Listen to that inner voice to make sure you heard it right. In the same way. you realize that no one was to blame. and kecf)lng your own Integrity may be part of lt. A general sense of well· being supplants a certain unease born of uncertainty and you get back to your healthy glow born of knowing where you\re been and focus on where you're going. and scheduling confusions will be straightening themselves out after a few weeks of necessary resorting. Mercury Stations Retrograde In 7th House SOI'netimes aswmptions about those most dose to you can turn out to be misperceived. so don't do others· l obs. Mercury Stations Direct In 6th House Hectic redUplication. then gel bad< into gear. where things have been taken for granted and are slowing down progress. good fences make good neighbours. Mercury Stations Retrograde in 6th House The next three W@@~s could @asily throw som@ ~in~s into your schedule and make your routine suddenly non-routine. if you are ready to address small problems and so prevent them from growing. Act sele<:tively.

W~h a l ~tle tweaking. but llle other's gold . Mercury Stations Direct In 9th House After a few weeks of uncertainty about the big picture. so keep those eyes in tt>e back of your head wide open. Brllllantl deas Ill at seemed elusive are headed back Into the pipeline but will still need a little sorting out before you can bring them to fruition. The next three weeks are a great ~me to pause and make sure the rug rats and ankle biters are not i n a position to sidetrack your whole operation because you Ignored them. Don't hurry. It's time to give the small things their due so they can serve your larger purpose. Putdng previous obstacles behind you. and you may find that In the end tapping resources you had ignored will trigger a rising tide that floats all boats. If you try out a new way to rap lt. so be ready to shake it Mercury Stations Retrograde in 8th House If you can spend the next three weeks redeploying your debts and reallocating resources. you've got time. but you may equally find that a little lnve<1tory of your past resources will reveal you've actually got all you need. By doing so. your panorama <On life returns somewhat amended. but keep the old. Mef'cury Stations Retrograde In 9th House Sometimes painting life with a broad brush can cause you to miss messy details that then slow you down. not just your own. you may discover a better version of your own ~lslon as well. You can look forward to a backward look that may give you a boost in the coming month or so.erextended. It will be In the {ards. Tomorrow~ prize lies in the hand of another. Make new friends. Pick up on assets you've neglected or forgotte<l about and you'll haYe all you need. Mercury Stations Direct In 8th House The last few weeks' complexities and contradictions begin to clear up and you've turned a corner on finding out what you can get elsewhere end what you can provide yourself. you could be sitting in the catbird seal but you'll need to test the wind to get some height. will give you the chance. False starts have led to a focus on . especially when driven by a common goal.278 Know about Transt of Plantts {lear that keeping your eye on the ball and not on the pitcher Is the only way to go. one Is ways you hadn't even thought about. ! f you need to borrow. you will not regret it 1n fact ~ may simply be a necessity to pick up loose ends and take a second look at whelller you are unnecessarily o. Resolving differe<1ces is the surest way to a strong partnership.

pull all the Ill reads togedle<. CO<Tecting misconceptions about yourself Is an Important task to undertake. Mercury Stations Retrograde In lOth House Just when you think you can enjoy the limelight. But a few stumbling blocks well attended to now will copen up a path of clear sailing down dle road. Refocus. and clearing up confusion clears the skies in general. . but you must make the choice. When you make things perfectly clear. Part or this may be that you haven1 really picked up the smaller stitches because you've not quite got the bigger picture in focus. as you can1 benefit if others don1 really know where you're at That especially applies where you are trying to nurture valuable connections that will buoy you up in weeks to come. What you are putting together now will shortly have a direct effect on what people will be saying about you and your career plans. Mercury Stations Retrograde In 11th House Sometimes when you choose to lean on friends. That scenario can characterize the next three weeks when your i mage may need some polishing and you have to resolve differences of opinion <>n your status. but these are being put bel"ind you so you can return to your former path w~h a steadier hand on the helm. The next 111ree weeks give you the chance to discover and address this kind or situation so lllat good feelings remain all around and everyone Is back <>n a mutual course. Mercury Stations Direct in lOth House The best·laid plans for self· promotion may have been getting tangled during the last three weeks.~ecrograde Planets 219 ~orrecting details that have distracted from the overall plan. and then everybody gelS confused. A little healthy self·introspection may help your own ambitions find better focus and general support where you can most rely on it. You will have the copportun~ to impact your surroundings more than you tl"ink l you choose to. you find they're leaning on you already. One reason this can happen to begin with Is that you may have been paying too much attention to your own goals and aspirations and lost track of your personal support grouping. and then you're on your way. you have to turn around and put some more spin on your tale to satisfy the onlookers. lhat's just what they become. especially career wise. but the wind is changing and you'll begin to find it easier to chart your course. so don't toss off your ideas lighUy.

but you don't know exactly what they are. but once you've separated tile wheat from the chaff you11 have a better Idea of who Is really In the game. as things may be going on without your knowledge that will surlace soon aOO give you a better handle on your operations. Be open to your own intuitive hunches and be ready to jump aboard a new bandwagon when it suddenly materializes. time to get the message through to the ones who matter. restructuring themselves behind the scenes. When the mist clears. Mercury Stations Direct In 12th House If loss of communkatlons has left you clueless. Mercury Retrograde Transiting in Conjunction to Natal Planets During any given Mercury Relrograde period. Your best course Is to make as few assumptions as possible and don1 bel on the same old horses. When exterior sources fall to provide the Information you need. but it's hard to tell. Mercury may transit conjunct a natal planet or point (or more than one sensitive point in your chart). The interpretations below (soun:e: Day watch software) show what happens when Me<cury transits conjunct a natal planet or point . you may have to rely on your Inner resources and come to your own conclusions w~hout external Input. Misplaced expectations can make for delay. Mercury Stations Retrograde In 12th House for the next three weeks you may feel like you're waiting for things to come togethe<. Events for you are. It may come from closer than you think and from those you might have taken for hope something Is llappening. Kind of like watching a row of seeds you'Ve planted . or at least a reliable counte<part who can help provide focus and serve as radar when the fog rolls in. T hat~ important because you may soon need a shollder to lean on. that would be a better choice. you'll have the opportunity to really make yourself seen and lleard.280 Koow about Transt of Plantts Mercury Stations Direct in l. you can start collecting more reliable evidence again. However. If you can avoid tying yourself down.lth House You may have found the last few weel<s have required you to spend some time pinning down just who your real friends are. Now is the time to nail down those connections who had been hovering in the wings. and you may be in for some surprises when allis resolved. in fact.

Mercury (Retrograde) · Conjunct Sun MerCIJry~ rev~rsal directly 011 )OUr Sun is a road sign for coming reevaluation of your fundamental energies. Mercury (Direct /lltB RetJ·ograde) . Tune up your antenna for . The message is: Don't take yourself for granted and don11et precious resources sit idly by when you can put all your balls in play.Conjunct Moon Mercury turning around on your Moon may give you the message 111at you may have been missing something emotionally. Your life Is only as real as each Individual feeling you experience. It could be time to take a second look at knee-jerl< reactions and the types of automatic responses that operate under the radar but should perhaps be monitored more carei\JIIy. Perhaps it is time to again put to words and rephrase just what it is that you're all about. perhaps not fully accessing your feelings when personal matters come into play. now you can be the wind itself and blow away the mists that may have limited 1oisibility for all concerned. but from a full and knowing heart. If it feels right. a willing smile and a positive attitude will cut through the confusion and clear up misunderstandings. Don't expect instant Sunsl'ine. and then returns to · revisit" the conjunction aner turning Direct. Don't just deal from a full deck. and fine-tune your inner beacon~ lens so that your light shines more clea~y on the wood. Where you might have done well before to delay and see which way the wind blows. it probably Is right. but you can count on clearing skies and relieving rays to decorate the coming days. so let there be no forgotten ones. and you11even likely be able to find exactly the right words for lt. Where things had gotten tangled. the way you project yourse~ from the inside out.Conjunct Sun MerC\Jry turning back to action on your Sun means this three-week period of re-shilting is best rid of through the sheer force of your personality.~ecrograde Planets 281 while in Retrograde motion. without reservation. Mercury (Retrograde) .Co!lunct Moon Mercury ldcklng off Its return to action on your ~loon tweaks your sensitivities to the confusions and delays of the last few weeks and enables you to make snap decisions to regain headway and get lhlngs back to normal. Mercury (Direct /lltB Rebograde). Make a renewed effort to make each moment fresh and live and don1 just skip to what you expect to come next.

. as others may be depending on your cheerful attitude to infuse them with the same. When you've separated out the ll'ash. You can copyright an idea. but you can make sure everyone knows where it came from to establish your leadership. Feel tree to change your nind like mad lor a lew weeks until you've ruiM\aged Ill rough your options and figured out what and whom you want to keep. Spend the next lew weeks pidcing things apart. Mercury (Retrograde) . Stop chasing afW what you can't get or what fakes more than It's worth and align yourself to things that satisfy and are within both your reach and your grasp. . and who to get rid of. Parting Is no sorrow when it~ something well departed.Conjund Mercury Mercury~ about-lace on your own natal Ml!(cury should be giving you a message to rethink your thinking. Fresh approaches are In the wind as you now can better pldc out what has become stale and what bears real fruit Throw old assumptions to the wind and investilJate new formulas tor handling your organizational needs. then move on with a new approach. generally streamline the way you size things up. Mercury (Direct /lltB Rebograde). be ready to pick up and run with the new plan that can put you ahead of what has been a slower-than·usual game. When that light bulb overhead switches on.Conjunct Mercury Mercury hurling itself back into the fray right on your natal Mercury mean more than one brainstorm and that "Ahar feeling can be the order ot the day.Conjunct Venus Mercury making a revi!(Se move on your Venus can bring you a brand-new approach to your fundamental desires and goals In lite. You may lind yourself becoming information central as othi!(S gravitate toward what you have noticed first but make sure it bears the stamp ol your lmprimat. Cut the fat gladly. you11 feel a lot light<!( and trimmer whenever you're asked to deal wtth a sttuation.282 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets ~OIM\unications arriiAng that impact your emotional state and clear up mixed messages you might have been relying on. ~an Mercury (Retrograde) .before you gi~ it away. ~ep it light and breezy if you can. keep what tastes sweet. and now~ the time to pick and choose.take a second look at the way you analyze your situation and see if you can get rid ol blockages..

everybody likes a good plan. you might not get to re!Urn it so easily. you can say more specifiCally just what you are going to do and put all yoUt power behind it. What opens up Is the shot at more confident and focused ways ol spending your energy. That means rooting out half-baked .stores may have guaranteed return policies. Once you have let it <>ut or the bag. uncertainties clear up and second thoughts rule and supplant previous picks and best bets. Mercury (Direct Afb!r Retrograde) • Conjunct Mars 1ust about the time you thought you could neve< get the right action agreed upon. even If it has seemed necessary befom. I f you're not running on all c)iinders. so make It yours. and you'll inspire others to follow . and then Mercury goes direct on your Mars and you can be off and running . Aftef some beating around the bush. Mercury (Retrograde) • Conjunct Jupilet' Mercury making a pullbadc on your Jupiter shoul<l put a focus on reorganizing your go-ahead game plan and see if your horsepower plant could use a tune-up before you put in more gas. but people olten don'l Mercury (Retrograde) • Conjunct Mars Merwry~ about-face on your ~Iars could find you in a tailspin about j ust what to do with yourself and how to organize your energies to get 1111ngs done. What you may find Is that you have been regularly wasting effort in spots that give little payoff while neglecting areas of potentially high return.ll. Moreover. Make sure you phrase it just rig h~ because if you inadvertently ask for the wrong thing.etrograde Planets 283 Mercury (Direct Afb!r Retrograde)· Conjunct Venus Merwry taking orr again right on your Venus can make you first in line to get the most if you make sure you've got your name in the queue.If you choose to. now is the time to find out and be sure everything is in gear before putting the pedal to the metal. Oo that. 1 n time to re-budget your available inner resources and only burn fuel on trips that get you somewhere you realty want to go. it is becoming time to state exactty what you want and whom you want it from. By discarding some of the recC<>t options that may not have panned out too well. there it remains . what frustrates can probably be dispensed with. with greater likelihood or a real return on Investment. that is. Burn your candle at one end only and it will see you gladly to the morning's light.

just the confidence in your direction . There Is a fine line between security and a prison.284 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets (though well-meant) goals and ambitions and remixing a formula that bums dean and hot. irs right on your Jupiter.and you'll earn lhe respect of olhe<s blessed with less decisiveness. so take another look. try looking tor a previously unnoticed doorway into the potentials beyond.Conjunctj uplter As Mercury turns around after three backwards weeks. Don't be afraid 10 put your foot down and ask what part of "no" they don't understand. It~ less . which should put you into the forefront ot whars happening next Oaim the vanguard. Even If ~~o ld .the one you're revising now. There is more than one way to skin a cat and if you think you've hit a wall. so put the key In your pocket before you lock (or unlock) any doors.take care of the rest once you're under way. paint it like It's new. It's time to clear out lhe detritus that has littered your life of late and lean on lhe more Important stuff. and you just dldn1 know it. Mercury (Retrograde) • Conjunct Uranus Mercury pirouetting on your Uranus could be just what you need to provide that sudden flash of lnsplradon you've been waiting fo<. You needn1 have all the details. It-'s becoming time to finally {hoose. and thars what it will be.Conjunct Sat\lm AS Mercury comes back to life over your Saturn. but be judicious about where and when you do it so you don1 dilute your aulhorlty.Conjunct Saturn Mercury doing a swivel on yoll' Saturn may give you some pause for thought about how you are handling your limitations and if there may not be some better ways to get more mileage out of what you've got. Mercury (Retrograde) . and now may be the lime to figure out how to streamline or dump them. Say it and do it right the first time and you won't have to repeat yourself . Mercury (Direct Alter RetJ·ograde) .just step forward boldly with your beliefs and the rest will be history. dress it like the future. Old formulas may be tried but not true. and you can be the choice . and others will thank you tor rescuing them from a sea of hesitation and indecision. That means be specific but don't waste time elaborating. P\JII back from overextension and put all you've got into a revised plan . your ability to get down to brass tacks retll'ns as well. The only thing that ~ holding you back may be you. Mercury (Direct Alter Retrograde).

be ready to write it down .get it on paper.bette< to be still so you can better ll~ar what may be moving about. Don't tie yourself down right ready to reload your camera and take another shot When the pictures are develop~ down the road. your Inner muse.Conjunct Neptune Mercury swinging around on your N~tune may not completely get you out from recent weeks' fog. and unherald~ messages from surprising quarters. and feel free to feel your way.Conjunct Uranus Mercury st~pping out again on your uranus can bring sudden ftashes or Insight. If~ ain't fix~. Mercury (Retrograde) · Conjunct Neptune Mercury backing olf yoUt Neptune may mean putting your fantasies on hold until you've more thoroughly figur~ lhe<n out Groping blindly in th~ mist will not serve you well . Mercury (Direct Alter Reb ograde) . and clear the decks. Don't h~sltat~ to smash Idols with feel or clay. If you haven't quite arrived in some area and wonder why. before you forget it or someone else tries to deny it. but mor~ about new ligi'i on old~r inspiration. If fond hOpes disappoint. When inspiration strikes. ways to make approaches w0<1c that wer~·t quite all there before. You don't have to show it to anybody.cut the Gordian knot and don't waste anymore lime fussing wah tangl~ or intractable situations. but it will allow you to begin to get your ll<!arlngs. . It Is perhaps ll<!cause you have not framed them In a fashion where they can become reality. Mercury (Direct Alter Rea·ograde) . b rea k~ and go for something entirely nw . When you can put your finger on what it Is you want. unelq)ected turns of have to hitch yourself to a dream for it to come tru~. you'll see clearly what you had only lmagln~ was there. Spend more time living your life like poetry Instead of prose. OM wish leads to anod1e< only Wyou don1 ding to the first one .etrograde Planets 265 likely to b~ about the totally new. You can1 rebuild to su~ your taste until you've got the space to do it and some elbow mom. llle stralgi'i path. so start hitching . or you might lose the ability to go with llle flow when a breaking wave strikes. not your eyeslgi'i. now's Ill~ tim~ forth~ il'l~rnal rwrit~ that taps into the moth~r or all inventions. break down walls. putting your emotions Into words and your spiritual aspirations Into print. Go for the shortcut. 111~ it is more likely to fall within your grasp.ll. just yourself . Trust your Instincts.

Mercury (Direct Alter RetJ·ograde) ·Conjunct Pluto As ~lercury gets itself back into gear on yoor Pluto. What may seem like reversal is only delay.and there Is no reason to waste unnecessary muscle maldng it happen. even if there has been a lot of confusion of late. People will tend to look to you to be the Instigator. giving you time to clear previously overlooked stones from your pathway. there's nothing there to be afraid of. You .If you let It happen . Issues may cirde aroond who is in eonltol and what tuff is worth having charQI! over. and this is a good time to cast a litue light into the darkness. Conjunct AscendMerOJry making Its turnaround on your Ascendant can give yoo the opportunity to be the person with the first word In . Mercury (Retrograde) · Conjunct Ascendant just when you thought you were home free. so don1 disappoint Ill em.and the most truthful -game plan. You can figure oot how to get yoor way w~hout imposing it . Oon1 be afraid to chime In with new Ideas.either by cooperation or simply by sleight of hand . Mercury (Direct Alter Retrograde). and you11be glad in the end that it happened. Once past selective makeover. you will find your Image successrully bears scrutiny at every level. let your Ideas out of the box where they can do some good. so be ready to abandon lime-wasting challenges and dead ends in favour of what's really worth llle push.the solution-maker . Known challenges are always easier than what hrts ooseen. pecking order issues that may have arisen lately can be resolved and competition put aside where it is not needed.286 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury (Retrograde) · Conjunct Pluto MerOJry making a temporary halt on yoor Pluto turns yoo on to a set of delays that are shared very specifically with your age group. but it all comes down to personalities in the end. ~lercury backpedaling on your Ascendant means you will have to touch up yoor personal presentation and make sure yoo are leading with the best . someone called dme out and now you have to rework your game plan and refocus your approach. Yoo can equally well put your finger on your unresolved fears and find lllat when yoo shed light on them. so look to immediate contemporaries tor both s~palhy and solutions. A few weeks of picking your fights carefully may eliminate the opposition to begin with. because now Is the time when resolutions finally become available and forward motion can begin again. Fewer thin95 than yoo may imagine are worth going to the mat for.

the next few weeks are definitely it. Setf·promotion leads to others promoting you in tum. no planet actually moves backwards In tl>cir orbits around the Sun. and llle beginning is half of everything. simply because the Earth Is also orbiting the Sun at a different speed lllan the otl>er planets. so make sure your flying colours are the colours you really intend to fly by.l n fact they don't ~en slow down.~ecrograde Planets 287 may not get ~erything you want. and the only one who will do it right is you. As the planet of love and values. but it is a significant lime nevertheless. It Is a period that most . When it comes to brand recognition. make sure irs your brand IIley ask for. because. Mercury (Direct /llt1!r Rebograde) ·Conjunct Midheawn Merrury getting back into gear on your Mid heaven means that word about you starts to spread alter a period where you might have mought yourself neglected. What is ~nus Retrograde? Occasionally. don't make aswmptions but enlist others for a second opinion if pos~ble. Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what. but you'll be first out of the gate. venus appears to be moving llackwards In the sky. stake it out and mark out your territory. Are you flying me right flags to get what you want? Do people really understand your message and your achievements. Retrograde-station-direct cycles are essentially illusions that reslAt from our point of view from Earll>. The flag on your topmast Is coming Into view.and who-we value. your style they distinguish and think distinguished. The Venus Retrograde cycle Is lesser known. When your reputation is at stake. If mere is any time to tweak your resume. technically speaking. Mercury (Retrograde) · Conjunct Midheaven A~ Merrury back~ off your Midheall@l\ you will do well to take a second look at what people are saying abou! you and how well you are projecting the image you mean to. "Appears" is the key word here. so i t pays to advertise. Venus Retrograde Overview "lllercury Retrograde" ha~ certainly become a buzzword . or are you taking certain elements for granted? In matters Qf importance. Venus Is Retrograde approximately 40-43 days every 18 months. and ~ ocwrs less frequently than Mercury R etrograde.or buzz phrase • mese days.

Financial undertakings are not advised during this period as well. or even redesilln the way you appear both physlcally and personality-wise. reshape. Appearances can be everything. The indh. As you fine-tune your image. What you rearrange on lhe outside is just a reflection of what's going on inside. As ~ou see Indicators that you are not maximizing your pe<sonallmage.288 Koow about Transt of Plantts astrologers consider inopport\Jne for getting married or starting a new relationship. Venus Stations Direct In 1st House Ove< the past few weeks. Unde< any circumstances. then read the i nterpretation for Venus Stations Retrograde bet ow. trim. however. Venus Stations Rebograde and Direct . or just a more relined and efficient version of what went before. and keeping them up can be a personal statement of your Inner value.Transits to the Houses What house(s) In your natal chart Is Venus transiting when It Is Stationing? Note the degree at which Venus turns Retrograde and find whe<e that degree is found. you may have developed a bit clearer vision of how you woukt like to present yourself and how you want to benefit from the way people see you. Socializing is taken seriously. When Venus is retrograde in the natal chart rtself. give yourseH a second took so you can decide if you appear to be living up to your maximum potential. you !lave the opportunity to prune. Then note the degree at which Venus then turns Direct and find that point In your natal chart (it's likely to be in the same house or an adjacent one). the easier you will be able get what you wan~ when you want it . in your natal chart. you will also be Impacting your ability to earn and benefit from the way you are viewed and judged by othe<s (for the better). as there can be an awkwardness felt concerning small talk and sodal graces. and llle more consistent one Is with the other. and read the i nterpretation for venus Stations Direct below.rarely lightly.Oduals can be somewhat shy in youth. Venus Stations Retrognode In 1st House You are moving Into a period when you may spend some time rethinking what you want to get out of the way you present yourself. There could be a new you In the making. the feeling nature is deep. by house.

M. Partially. 1 n fact.. even ir irs not entirely true. Separating what you have and want from who you are and want to become may be the most important i. Venus Stations Direct In lrd House You may have found some difficulty lately getting what you want across to others.~ecrograde Planets 28'! Venus Stations Rebograde in 2nd House You are entering a period when you may realize that you are not getting enough of what you want from your physical and financial resources. 1 ndicate and you will vindicate. so you can ask for It . but do not entirely round file potential rnoneymakers that take longer to mature.indecision leads to undoing. In the end. making your desires and wishes known In ways that are not misunderstood. What do you really want.. least. and you may consider doing a little pruning of timewasters and social situations that give less satisfaction than they promise.ssue addressed. but equally Important Is putting your own thoughts In order and being sure of what you want. that~ due to general happenstance. Venus Stations Rebograde In 3rd House For a period you may find yourself wondering If the people you're involved with on an everyday basis are worth all the trouble. Venus Stations Direct In 2nd House Sorting out your resources and prioritizing what you have in hand may have required some shifting over the past few weeks.. so you should !like some time to sort out actually overlooked possibilities from simple discontent. and giving up at this point may actually result in getting more down the line as you resolve your priorities. but you'll find that plans can begin to firm up as you decide what you want to heat up and what should be put on the back burne< Possibilities that pay off short-term should be optirrized first. A period of clarification Is now unde<way. Know ing what you really want and who you want to deal with is the determinant. you may feel that way. In lac~ you may discover that less Is more In terms of your social appetite and a breath or peaceful fresh air beats the excitement of a crowded venue. during which you can dear things up and get what you need from the Immediate surroundings without having to repeat yourself so much. step with confidence and (Ommitment. so when you step forward. or you may just be up for a change or attitude. and does what you possess really promise to deliver itl i t may be partially that someone (or something! is putting up temporary resistance. The issue is an internal one. you may find you save money in the process.

follow your you resolve one. so you begin to feel property plugged In again. the other comes into plainer view and the way is clear. you get. your follow-through will take care or itself. you may find yourself redefined and more secure from within and the telore better able to go afte< goals on the outside.Know about Transt of Plantts {learty and effectively. Venus Stations Direct In 5th House Stirred and circling creative urges start to take more concrl!le shape now. either personally or artistically. but rather the Inner. Whe<1 the muse ceases to inspire. when you discove< you only had your toes In the water before. Venus Stations Retrograde In 5th House This may be a period In which you choose to refocus your creative impulse and redellne what truly satisfies. be ready to try for another. as opposed to what me<ely amuses. The essence of choosing is the sureness of your choice. especially in you interaction with others. The appellte for joy can Immerse you In flowing river. what you want to hold on to and what you want to let go can be a recurn!nt issue. not just your appetite. Venus Stations Direct In 4th House Core values may have be<!<l at issue recently. Dispense with that which does not feed the soul but only gives temporary amusement. and it~ time to select those projects that have real sex appeal and drop the humdrum. and spontaneity becomes its own reward. SUch changes are now likely to solidify and give you a better S<!<lse or personal objectives and what your inner bottom line goals should be. and confid<!<lce in your decisions will now begin . Venus Stations Rebograde in 4th House During this period. Conflicting desires begin to show si<jns of harmony. not quantity. and you'll find that you will be well· filled. Quality. And don't forget that when you give. The se1 or circumstances that really makes you feel at home and well supported emotionally and spiritually ask to be defined or. so an open and Generous hand now means Instant good karma. Not so much in the oute< world. Who you want to play with and what you want to play at are particular rellectloos of who you are and who you want to be . n!defined. When you are coming from a solid place inside. Are you where you would like to be? Are your values abiding or shifting? What is your pe<sonal bottom line? AS you address ll>ese questions. with the need to take a second look at what Is really mearlngful to you and what Is passing fancy. rather. should be the watchword .

but clearing lllings up is the order of the day now. and you'll find it satisfies. It can be hard to get It. the better you are . and th~ better you feel. This actually impacts on your welln~s. refigure out what it Is you want to ask of a partner. an ordinarily easy glve·and·take lately may have become more like push·and·pull. the usual joys of partnership may appear to have become a bit tarnished. you may feel you are not g~ing your daily due and proper attention . for it is only what you know you want right now that ultimately fits the bill. so go ah~ad and prioritize. eating what trvly satisfies. If you depend on habit. you opoo up your path. When clearty staled desires are again being addressed from both sides. that's when life b09lns again. By clearing your decks. By sticking to just what Is necessary. so the more specific you can be. S~ing clear goals mak~ the details of acllieving them that much easier. and turr'ing the necessities of the daily grind into the opportunit i~ of ever·evolving accomplishment. First. In some ways you may be asldng not for mor~ than what you want but what you don't want at all. Ufe is one thing at a time.~ecrograde Planets 291 to pick up the pac~. so it~ probably time to get out~~~~ polishing (loth. Venus Stations Direct in 6th House Knowing what you want to get out of your dally routine Is essential to making it work for you and not you work fO< it That may have been something ol an issue of late. Venus Stations Retrograde In 7th House At this kind of period. Venus Stations Direct In 7th House If you're not sure of what you want out of someone. the better. First. keeping what really works and letting the rest pass. Venus Stations Retrograde In 6th House T h~ ~veryday cam of th~ small~r ~c~sities in life are highlighted during this period. and that cannot satisfy. relations doy. So be willing to spend some time wlnnowl119 your relationships. This can mean taking better care of yourself. you lighten your own responsibilities and enable partnering to expand your horilons. each well do~.and the more you will accomplish as a result Take a deep breath of desire. l earning new and more satisfying ways to address your personal habas and lllose of others will refresh once you take a closer look. so don't be afraid to dispense with time·wasters and overstated tasks. then putlt out clearly so there are no mistakes.but then you may discover ~ is because you haven't really asked for what you truly want. That means as .

let It go without regret. Pick a target and go after It until it yields up what you want Besiege the objects of )'OUr desire until they surrender to your resolve. It may be that you're actually sated. and this Is a good time to regain )'Ours. Once . There are some things money can1 buy (Or. others become the resoll'ces )'Ou would like them to be. but you've got to know what to ask for and who to ask. both of which may have been the subject of some confusion of late. It may be time to trade some of the new in for the old. the small stuff starts to fade into the background. When you think )'Oute being denied. to revisit what worked before as well as what might be the wave of the future. If you want It. or may seem less affordable. Time to tune up those taste buds In every sense of the phrase.292 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets much knowing what )'Ou aren1 asking for as what you are. resolution now becomes more accessible and the resources available for you to draw upon become a bit more dear. but If not. go for It. something missing that used to make you happy and has somehow been lett behind. A broadening of your vision will result from draw i ~ intensely on your surroundings. The key may be to focus on one thing at a time and not to scatter your shots and waste your powder. Venus Stations RetJograde in 8th House During this period. Venus Stations Din>ct in 8th House Ask and you shall receive. so don't spend unnecessarily when you can fall in k>w again with what you already have. Venus Stations Dln>ct In 9th House Portraying your overarchlng vision to others may have been hampered of late by uncertainties about Just what that vision Is. When )'Ou know what to ask tor. Imagined or illusory el<pectations can make a muddle ot things. allowing real dialogue to begin. Enthusiasm requires focus. you may teet a sense that there is something you forgot. Satisfying a large appetite can tire you more than trimming back and tasting only what truly satisfies. That often happens when you move on to the latest promises and developments and Inadvertently leave the reasons we used to have fun in cold storage. Venus Stations Retrograde In 9th House Big plans and Ideal notions may seem to satisfy less during this period. you forgot )'Ou already bought it) . but as you focus on your real desires. You may find that what you really want and believe In Is getting dragged down by what you used to care about but which no longer carries Its weight. Alter feeling around tor the answers.

That also means not allowing yourself to become backstage to others who may have forgotten your Importance. willingly redefining goals and clarifying expectations can make this a time that will both bring fort!> fruit and plant the seeds for another crop. Ill en release the brakes. Venus Stations Retrograde In 11th House Taking things (and people! for granted can be an easy slip-up during Ill is period. Put the words into others' mouths before they do it for themselves. ~~ dme to pick up speed and cut a broad swathe through I We. . so it may be a good time to sort things out. then 111at will be your image. Venus Stations Rebograde In lOth House What you would like otners to think about you can become a focus in this period. what Is your reputation. Knowing what you want involves knowing what you don'l but you needn't be too specific to begin with. Decide which way you fuMe lies. You may discover that what you are worried about not attaining is actually not what you want to attain In the first reliect not only who you are and what you have done. You can iron out tile details later.and. but where you're going and what you want out of life.a sure recipe for heart and hand alike. Problems most likely come from i ndividuals (yourself included! thinking more about personal ends than personal friends.~etrograde Planets 293 you have reconsidered where you'd really like to go. but rather relnvigourated. anyway? The surest way to attain success is to define it well to begin with. Rewrite your personal r~sum~ . Venus Stations Direct In lOth House Establishing yourself in others' eyes moans making decisions about what it Is you want said about you. now Is the dme to start making your selections and letting them be known abroad. What Is your reputation wort!>. Longstanding friends and situations should not be allowed to become simply a backdrop. In fact.whether tor employment or just life itself . and you'll find yourself self· tailored for success. separating the wheat from the chaff. In the end. clearing the decks for real personal can't get what you want it you don't know what it is. So after a recent period of uncertainty and changing choices. It's time to get personal again and play it like you mean it . now is the time to point and go. If you're mixed up about that. You can pick up momentum by cutting away distractions and making a firm thrust in the direction ot your choice.

It can be better to be motionless and still. Venus Stations DI11!Ct In 12th House A period or ~lng rather afloat In your desires Is ~ginning to pass. Who do you want to be really close.not so much from without. and who just a good acquaintance? Sorting out who's company and who's a crowd can be well~ tended to right now. Leaving things alone to grow or to be handled by circumstance may ~ preferable to what might otherwise be uneducated guesses. leaving you wondering what~ going on. Time Is not of the essence. The Interpretations ~l ow show what happens when venus transits conjunct a natal planet or point while In Retrograde motion. it may be somewhat difficult to put a finger on exacUy whavwhom It is you want to get your hands on. Venus Retrograde Transiting In Conjunction to Natal Planets During any given Venus Retrograde period. so you can feel t11e wind you generally have to know what you want in order to give ~ your best shol Right now. and then returns to ·revislr the conjunction arter turning Direct. Venus Stations Rebograde In 12th House At this period. bot from within. Feel yourself out ~fore you Ue yourself up. There may have been some sh i~ing lately in ti"Os respect . based on coming to grip with your real inner feelings.294 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus Stations Dii1!Ct in 11th House Knowing who your friends are is essential to that feeling of warmth and support that keep the life fires stoked. and some retrospection on who and what has served you well in the past will serve you w ell now. as til ere m ay~ good things for you assembling in the wings that you don't know about and which you don't want to cut yourself orr from. . It may be better to commune with yourself IO< a while and decide later. even if it seems like it. you may lind that the best dedsion is no decision at all. The urgency or desire does not yield enough specifics. however. Venus may transit conjunct a natal planet or point ( 0< more than one sensitive point in your chart). but don't throw tile baby out w~h the bathwater. You can't always get what you want . but treat them with respect. than to row In tile wrong direction. Sort out the emotional wheat from the chaff. especially ones about how you feel. final decisions are best not made. Oon1 take for granted options you may want to return to later.

so honesty is the best policy and will also have the effect of getting you out of situations you'd just as soon avoid. to separate true joy from simple fun. .~etrograde Planets 295 Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Sun Venus making a turnaround on your Sun irtroduces you to a few weeks of reevaluation about just how you want your personal Sun to shine and upon whom. savour the sweet know how to truly identify both. set your sights on your chosen desire and go for the gold. and then don't ask for payback. then sit bade and eojoy il Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Moon Venus on pause as it touches your Moon may give you pause to reconsider how much your desires draw you Into relationships. In some areas . Don't give it away free unless you know irs from your heart. wait until you can. It's a period for emotional Insight and selection.cut and brand your choice grade A. You may find you have been giving more than you'Ve been getting .before you know It. If you can't afford it. Turn to the true. l oosen ties of inhibition and release inner tensions that might have held you back from admitting what it is you really want. but glad llandlers can put a crimp In the joy of giving and being close. you'll have your heart's desire 11\Jssed and safely Inside your corral . Feel free to respond just as you feel and don't hold back waiting for something better to come along. Venus (Direct~ Retrograde) · Conjunct Sun Venus rewrning to forward motion on your Soo fawurs flashing some raw personality and being totally up front about what you want Where there may have been confusion and oocertalnty before about your aims. and how you can get more out of it. a time to learn to treasure wMt you really want and dispense with what gets in the way. Perhaps you should wait vntil results are in before going that extra mile in hopes of greater reward. Don't be afraid to make the first move and swing your lasso as you close in on your quarry. An open hand means an open heart.or should get. Take a look at who has the privilege of enjoying your company and make sure it's a &wo-way stretch.this would be a good time to pull bade a little and have a look. Venus (Direct Mter Retrograde) • Conjunct Moon Venus making its ttXn on your Moon adds breadth to the palette of your emotions and you can open up a range or subtle pleasures that might have been eluding you before. You can't get what you don't admit to. TM time for rlcing herd and waiting i s over . don1 do it.

Once you know you where you·re going. Redesigning for beauty and pleasure should be the <>rder of the day. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) • Conjunct Venus This second glance of Venus to your own natal Venus marks the year's renewal of your goals and Inner desires nod paints a pattern of the year to come concerning whaVwho you really want and what you can reasonably get It~ a time for flowering reflection on how to reconcile wishes and requirements In a way that will make both beautnul blossoms and a bountiful crop. a pleasing thougM. you're llalfway there. A good word. so taste whatever and whomever you can until you've got just the rk)ht mix. What llad strong appeal before may shift and shift again. so doo1 tie yourself down to a deal or a price .personally or financially . Don't feel pressured to make a decision. Choose wisely. Ways to make life more beautiful simply by rearranging things to suit your real needs can make you realize lllat simple acquisition is not always the pillar of pleasure it sometimes seems. Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Venus Venus making a turnaround on your natal Venus Is a race event and a unique time to take some careful reconsiderations about what it is you really want out of life and what you'd like to do w~h il All that glitters is not gold.until you'Ve got all the information. . then sparkle plenty. The ability to put away what cloys and replace it wrth the fresh flowers of your invention dominates your canvas. but savour the moments and make the most of them. The opportunity is he<e for an emotional housecleaning followed by a new start that will pull together what you really value and establish better ways to go about getting lt. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) ·Conjunct Mercury Venus getting back into gear on your Mercury can put matters of lllste and choice into the foreground and clear out the cobwebs of your mind whece your discerning eye roams. and the better you look the better you•ll gel both Inside and out.2% /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Mercury Venus baclcing off your Mercury can mean a change of heart. and a dlange of goals over the next few weeks. and you've got Ume to try the optio<ls. Part of that is revitalization of your own beauty and desirability •• like attracts like. and the next few weeks can provide you with special insight to separate the costume jewellry of life from the carats that really count. a change of mind. and a thoughtful deed all rellect llle beauty that is already within you and without you.

for Ill ere~ a revived joy In the chase that makes each moment rejuvenating and energizes whether you achieve instant success or not The satisfaction comes in playing the game and knowing you're fully up to it. Don1 look only to your ends. as you'll probably !lave to. . Once you have figured out what It Is you didn't really want It~ ~me to take a really big bite out of what you do. Venus (Direct ~r Retrograde) • Conjunct) uplter After a period ol some uncertainty of realistic goals and directions. but to your means.llity to take action and grasp what had pre. just as important what no Ionge~ does? Making these lcinds of decisions now will pay off in a leaner.. A Iaroe appetite Is favoured and you won't be greedy to take as much as you want as long as you don1 waste lt. Does more satisfy you less? Are you barking up the wrong tree part of the time. when you could be getting more bang for your bucks? Are you biting off more than you can chew? All 111ese questions and more like them are likely to come up. more motivated you down 111e road . this is the perfect time to step back and take a close< look at your appetites and whether IIley satisfy the way they sl>ould. you can now launch yourself into the chase and bring down your ¢1uarry with glee. Ufe can be feast or famine.ously been out of reach.and you might as well do it w~h a will. giving you the <>pportunity to trim the fat while discovering new ways to light your fire.-ns on your enlllusiasm enough to put out for it? And.. What really t. just don1 feel pressured to go for more than you want or for what you no longer want at all. but right now table up to the feast and enjoy the fruits ol your Imagination. the creative design and Insight that got you here In the first place. Where you might have been experiencing changes of desire and Lllcertainty of choice.. Feel free to think big.~ecrograde Planets 297 Venus (Retrograde) · Conjunct Mars Venus making a temporary pullback on your Mars will provide you with a period of some weeks to reconsider just what ~u want to focus your eMrgies on. anyway. Venus (Retrograde) · Conjunct) uplter As venus stops in he< tracks on yotx Jupiter. Venus turning forward on your Jupiter means forward can be the name of the game for a while. You11 find yourself evermore able to find that crossroad <>f opportunity and desire that both boots your metabolism and fans the flames of your heart. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) ·Conjunct Mars Venus doing its spin on yotx Mars can pro>Ade the perfect opportt.

bring beauty to the . and the elegance col si~le fon'n regain appeal as a result ol the disappointments of previous waste and surfeit.Koow about Transt of Plantts Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct saturn As Venus takes a backward jlJllp right on your Saturn. explore new feelings. Venus (Direct~ Retrograde) · Conjunct Uranus venus tripping again forward over your uranus can bring new and unusual fruits to your garden ol delights. The joy of efficiency. The same goes for the shoulder you lean on. but less to tie you down and trip over returns the spring to the elastic step and strength to the re ~lient frame. you may have a few weeks to consider what barriers you have adopted. The difference between a urlque approach and a lapse In taste can become especially ciMr. so don't miss the chance! Venus (Direct~ Retrograde) · Conjunct Saturn Venus liking back on yot. broaden your palette. It Is one thing to attel)t a situation you cannot change. and exotic pleasures are only a wish fulfillment away . Now Is the time to s011 out the original directions that will come to satisfy you from the quirks of taste that will pass and perhaps burden you with residue. so d1oose wisely.l' Saturn can allow you to tap resources you didn't know you had and particularly learn to make use of and take j oy from opportunities you might have overlooked or thou gilt Insufficient to be of real use. but quite another to choose between options. Give in to sudden urges. It's not just what you have. Remember. a tightly run ship. and what restrictions you have taken to heart that may not be keepers. and your relationships. and you should spend some time figuring out which is wtich before proceeding onward. Meat and potatoes have come to be mO<e than a bore of late. if you're ready to take a chance and stray off the beaten path. Do not trade freedom for what you would like to have in your pocket if in not necessary to do so. perhaps wahout realizing it. fill up. you'll look b&d< with either pride or embarrassment. FO< tile next several weeks you have the window of opportunity to sort all this out. your desires. Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Uranus As Venus suddenly b&d<s off from your natal uranus.make the wish. it's how you use a that engenders beauty and personal satisfaction. you have the chance to rethink how far out you want to go with your taste. Involve all the senses. Less may not always be more. or dive into a new look that~ more cutting edge and self· inventing.

Take the time to spell it out so evc. you may find that there~ no real Issue and. now's the time to catch up. only common ground.Conjunct Neptune venus taking off from your Neptune is the stuff dreams are made of. although keeping up w~h the neighbours could pull the wool over yoor eyes. Venus (Retrograde) -Conjunct Neptune V@nus turning her lac@ on your N@ptUn@ for a bri@f mom@nt right now can give you the chance to reevaluate visions that might not be pulling their weight in terms of results and could use a little adjustment Fantasy and desire can be a mix tllat departs from real possibilities. so II you're feeling . venus backing off your Pluto (in happening to all your age mates) should make you realize that there's no real competition for what you really want. so select the desires with the most weight and drop the ones tllat only weight you down.yone feels comfortable end on the same page. wanting can lead to getting.~ecrograde Planets 299 fringe. and don1 recoil from surprise but emb<ace it 1rs all yours to take. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) . Too much glare can spoil the picture. This may particularly apply to shared visions and mutual ideals that require participation and a joint effort to achieve mutual goals. not to drown In it. You're not looking to reproduce tile exact same dream. and what may have been Iffy or poorly conceived qu~e recently now appears to have substance and real possibilities. Remember only that compulsive needs fulfilled seldom satisfy lor long. The essence of fantasy is to rise above reality.Conjunct Pluto Who controls what you want? Do you? Sometimes it~ hard to say. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) . but there's no guarantee.Conjunct Pluto venus kicking off from your Pluto pushes must-have Issues to the fore and you may find yourself at loggerheads with others who want what you want and may not want to share. if you ask and til en listen. In fact. When you back off initial confrontations. and it~ good to stand bade and get a grip on what can and cannot be before you sacrifice real futures for pipe dreams. especially when you feel in competition with otllers for what you might be choosing on your own. so keep the lights low and let the imagination roam without tripping each otller up on tile details. Dreams come true when you attend them well. only to dream together. Venus (Retrograde) .

You can only project what you feel. Yoo will probably find over the next few weeks that maintenance you thought was essential is optiooal and you only need to do enough to live up to your own internal positive image. break out the sewing machine. however urgent. while yoo shoot for bigger game and longer· term satisfaction. Touch up changes have made yoor Image sparkle and now Is the time to cash In on your efforts. as maybe yoo weren't going fO< what you really wanted to begin with and you need to reshape yoor reputation In the Image of your newly formed desires. and yoo'll get It without argument . and the most powerful will is the one that can keep's the lime to spend the time.Venus backs off your Ascendant and you find there's some real room for touchups. Don't act full of yoorsell. .or thought you were. Fighting fO< fleeting fantasy. you can write the book . Venus (Retrograde) • Conjunct Mldheeven If you thought you had your rep sewed up. venus In a fallback on yoor MCmeans there are some frayed edges In what you'd like the world to know about you that had best be patched up.300 Koow about Transt of Plantts driv~. Venus (Direct After Retrograde) · Conjunct Ascendant Arter a time of some uncertainty and perhaps self·doobl. so resize your Image and uy again. If you know what you want ~id. Yoo'll get what yoo want by personal appearance and not by proxy. is probably not worth the effort. Relearn how to love yourself and what you see In the mirror. Venus (Retrograde) · Conjunct Ascendant Just as you were looking so good . Venus pushing into foiWard motion right on yoll' Ascendant makes you look end feel particularly desirable right now. and let the rest follow. and the WO<Id will follow. you realized that you were shooting for something yoo didn1 really want to begin with. just be full of yoorself yoo're worth it. keep one foot on the brakes. Let <lthers drain themselves in the fray. Actually. so show up if you want 10 Impress and collecL Act like you deserve It all. so don't feel )OU have to prove yoorself. Tune Into the pipeline where stories about you are concerned and edit lhe storytellers.but do It with grace so the less fortunate don't hold It against you. It's not so much repair as reformation.

Usten carefully to others. will pass. However. Now ts the time to trade on yoor elevated status . but get in there and make hay while this Sun shines . don't waste time ba. to be sure lllat you are indeed fulfilling their expectations.sking in the limelight. and the good things yoo hoped would be said about you actually start to circulate. .the chance to rise up into the higher atmO<phe<e i n the coming months. too.~ecrograde Planets 301 Venus (Dii1!Ct lllb!r Retro!P"ade) .as this. however.Conjunct Midheaven Venus shoving off into ~s new path right on yoor Midheaven is a bounteous gift to yoor reputation and car""r efforts.

Your feelings and emotions may be running against your best Interests. and ~tars-are brief In duration and not as meaningful and significant as outer planet transits. Merrury. and you may have an urge to push forward. Alternate lnte<pretatlons of the same transits are mar1ced. and Impatient at this time.<e. Remember that iooer planet transits-that is. ~your willis llloclced. bold. Mars Transits Mars Transits Conjunct Sun You may be especially dynamic and assertive just now. There is a lot of energy and drive available. You are less w•llng to accO<nmodate others and meet people half way. You feel ambitious and capable of doing a lot and meeting challenges successfully. Moon.302 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Cliapter 13 Inner q>fanet rr'ransits Inner Planet Transits: Predictive Astrology Techniques for Predicting the Future 01/erviaw: The following interpretations of iooe< planet transits (also called "'minO< transits") to natal planets are brief and to the point. Venus. transits of the Sun. We will expand these descriptions as time goes by. Mars Tra nsits Opposition Sun You may have an emotional confrontation with SO<neone older than you or with an authO<ity flg ~. you become quite angl'f now. and from different sources. However. assertive. Your ege>-drive and competitiveness are very strong. . •You experience a burst ol energy and are more vigorous.

and you can achieve your goals with much more ease than usual. Your pushiness or competitive attitude is likely to create antagonism. •AJ. and meeting challenges. if you become too aggressive. Because you assert yourself In a positive manner. You are very motivated to Improve. hostility. •You are inclined to be aggressive and hot·tempered nr:YW. Mars Transits Conjunct Moon You have a lot ol energy for Improving your surroun<ings or life situations. you feel you must fight or stand up for your rights in the face of some person or situation that opposes you. "'ou are inclined to strike out on your own and to assert your own will. There could be some hard feelings.Jally seek out a battle in order to test your own powers. but not in a way that creates resistance in others. You enjoy vigorous physical activities. particular1y when your will is blocked. and you are likely to be succC!Ssful et what you attempt at this time. 1t i s best to work alone ralher than try to cooperate or coordinate your efforts wilh anyone at this time.Inner PlatJet Transits 303 •1rlense competition or conflict is quite likely at this time. C00'4lelitlve work or sports. You may acb. and further resistance to your efforts. There is a lot of energy and drive available. Beware of acting so abruptly or aggressively that you bring harm to yourself or olher people. Minor annoyances and olhers· idlosyncRasl"ies aggravate you more than usual. irritable way which makes you more prone to accidents during this period. •Trine: Your vitality and self·confldence are high. and you can accomplish a great deal fairly easily. a leadership role or an opportunity to do something you have wanted to do on your own Is likely to be offered to you. You are Inclined to take the initiative or to strike out on your own. and walk sofdy. ·Sextile: Your physical drive and energy level are l"igh now. you are impatient and tend to behave in an impulsive. this time you are more temperamental. . Be prepared. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Sun You may be especially dynamic and assertive just now. impassioned and inclined to act on the dictates of emotion and desire rather than reason. especially from younger persons. Also. Mars Transits Square SUn Emotions may flare up or argumerls occur that work against your own best interests.

You are also Impatient and inclined to rush unnecessarily. Also. You are very motivated to improve. or parents seem especially able to rouse your ire at this time. or causes )')U have a strong attachmoot to lrom tile past (Such as your alma mater. may be hurt •You feel highly competitive. You could push too hard and damage your living situation or means of support •At this time you are prone to irritability. )')ur home town. High spirited . and impatient which can cause fridion or furiously emotional confrontations with others. are likely to be stormy. childlike. ·Sextile: You easily become fired up emotionally at this dme. hot·blooded. and direct. family. You are in a fighting mood and stand up for your rights more readily than usual. if you become too aggressive. emotion. Your relationsl'lps willl )')ur family and the women you are closest to. Mars Transits Sextlle or Trine Moon You have a lot of energy for improving your surrouncings or life situations. etc. especially with )'Junger people or th05e you spend time with are. Your feelings. especially from younger persons. unresolved feelings and issues from the past are likely to trigger emotional outbursts now. )')U are ooerglzed and invigorated now and eager to be Involved In projects that benellt your childroo. temper tantrums. Your spouse. places. and also more narural. but beware of the tendency to be abRashive and Insensitive. which can cause acddents or bruised feelings of llle part of the people you live with "'work closely willl.}.304 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets You are in a fighting mood. You care more passionately and respond instinctively and emotionally to whatever happens to you at this time. Mars Transits Square Moon Emotional Hare-ups. children. or home. Mars Transits Opposition Moon You may have an emotional corlrontation with somoone )')Unger lllan you. Your responses to life are passionatt. and you are more likely to act on instinct. especially about people. and ftying off the handle for slim reasons. possible right now. ot the feelings of someone who supports you. There cou ld be some hard feelings. •Trine: Your feelings run hot now. and impulse rather than reason.

disputes. Mars Transits Opposition Mercl. •You are Inclined to jump to conduslons at this time. and in fact are inclined to be verbally aggressive.l)' You may have words and possible hurt feelings with someone during this time. and to the point in all of your interactions. which can create unnecessary hard feelings or opposldon to your plans. harsh words. Unless you slow your pace down a bit this time period can be quite a headache. With all of this emotional energy.l)' You may be very forceful in what you say and think. Mars Transits Square Mercury EI<Cessive emotional ene<gy could produce flare·uPS. . Right now you will say the things you usually only think. diplomacy. too. which can cause acddents. 'This is not the best time to schedule any activily that calls for tact. direct. so this Is a good time to •attack" intellectual or mental work. Emotional needs conflict with the way you think and communicate. or perhaps sarcas~c.) will lle very gratifying to you now. you are quite sharp and possibly sarcastic. and heated debates are very likely at this time because you speak your mind without much forethought. You have mental drive. or cautiO I\ as you are inclined to be extremely straigh~orward. ond to rashly say and do things whld> you may regret later. Mars Transits Conjunct Mercl. Some form of gut·level opposition to your kleas. you are qufie impatient and easily frustrated. pushy. and arguments. a rousing football game. •verbal battles. You may suddenly decide to act on some Idea or plan you have been considering. Also. tact or consideration of consequences. you could speak or communicate very well. Your mind Is very sharp (on hair trigger) during !Ills dme and can cause as much harm as good. or any activily that really involves you emotionally (such as a rock concert. especially to people you disagree with.Inner PlatJet Transits 301 physical play. lovemaking. Your mind Is very sharp now. which can be good as long as you don't move so abruplly and quickly that you override other people~ say In the matte' At this time. You say exactly what you think. and are inclined to move about too quickly and abruptty. etc.

espe<:lally your partner Is not as responsive or amorous as you would like. Their push or drive may tend to conflict with the way you feel and do things. You also tend to make up your mind very qukkly and decisively now.306 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Merrury You may be very forceful in what you say and think. to someone you encounter at this time. you are likely to be bold and to make the first move toward someone you are attracted to. You can argue a good case. This is a very good time to take a test '" to do any kind ot intellectual or mental work. Artistic and creative expression is also favoured now. You are likely to come up with a clever solution or a very workable plan. •You are powerfully attracted. n Mars Transits Square Venus You may feel emotionally frustrated. You have mental drive. Your enjoyment of llle may be temporarily blocked. Mars Transits Opposltlon Venus Others may oppose or corlront your value system. so make way for possible difficulty. There is a basic tkive to appredate and taste life. II you are not (Urrently in a relationship. and forcefully now. Mars Transits Conjunct Venus Your desires are strong and you will want to enjoy yourself. Your own desires may be ignored. . and any romantic Involvements you currently llave are Intensified. With all of this emotional energy. Spending is very possible. Expect tlreworksl Also. •Strong sexual feelings and romantic passions are stirrulated now. especialty it you brainstorm with others. so lllat lllere is no mistaking what your views and opinions are. Your mind is sharp and your responses quick. Your feelings are going against much of what you value. convincineh. • Sextile: You have a lot of mental energy and are eager to ·attack" intellectual or conceptual problems. emotionally and sexually. your relationships can be<:ome tempestuous. · Trine: You speak very clearly. and to translate your ideas into action. you could speak or comroonicate very well. make a very persuasive presentatiol\ or successfully challenge someone whose ideas do not agree with your own. and the urge to be with your love partner Is compelling.

Romance is very possible. Tensions may erupt in close relationships because one of you feels that you have been giving more. ·A furious batde of wills Is quite possible. Frustrated love desire can easily turn to anger or irritability at this time. or one of you is more amorous than the other. and also quite responsive to loving gestvres from others. and not receiving enough in return. Mars Transits Conjunct Mars A time of much energy and drive. Very physical too. An opportunity for a new romance or friendship is likely to surface now and w011< out quite nicely for you. Creative and artistic efforts also flourish at this time. and you will wart to enjoy yo~Xsel f. You may also have to stand up for your rights . an old· fashioned standoff. will. Tempers may be ho~ as push comes to shove. and you tend to be very demanding of a l over~ energy and affection. You experience a positive flow of warmth and friendliness between yourself and others. EJCercise or romance Is In order. perfect for starting sometllng out or taking care of business. •Mars Transits Trine Venus: RlgM now you are more magnetic and sexually attractive. warm. aggressive. to take the Initiative and strike out on your own. Mars Transits Opposition Mars You could have an emotional eruption with someone. accidents. and Inclined to put yoll' own Interests and desires ahead of anything else. anger. Sefl· control might be In order. Your physical energy. and courage are intensified. •Your desire to make a fresh start. It's not enough for you to simply feel loving toward another • at this time you really want to express it and show it physically. and your love life is likely to be both harmonious and satisfying. and you are stimulated and energized by your casual Interactions with others of the opposite sex.lflfler Plaflet Transits 307 ·Your amorous feelings and passions are strong and compelling at lllis time. There is a basic ~veto appredate and taste life. ·Mars Transits Sextile venus: Friendships and love relationships are favoured as you are openly affectionate. and Irritability are likely at this time. lMiess you channel your abundant energy into decisive action or IAgorous wot1<. impatient. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Venus Your desires are strong. is a powerful drive right now. for you are fired up.

•Mars Transits Trine Mars: Se~·confldence. You are only fighting yourself. so this Is a fine time to unde<take any project or challenge that confronts you. so whatever you attempt now is likely to succeed.308 Koow about Transt of Plantts against some fierce competitor. you can1 sit still right now and hasty. Very physical too. your Interactions with others are feisty and spirited. and you may do something rash and regrettable. Wait this one out. 'This Is an excellent time to begin a new business enterprise or any new venture. perfect for starting something out or taking care of business. physical cnc~y. frustrated desires and obstacles to achieving your aims can evoke enormous a~er in you. Mars Transits Square Mars Harsh energy could leave you ff!l!ling emotionally blodced and frustrated. Physically. but do try to avoid situations which you know will provoke or Irritate you. You have the drive and courage to make your vision a reality. and you have the will to carry through on your intendons at this time. •At this time you must guard against being too aggressive. 'Mars Transits Scl<lllc Mars: You are capable of forceful. impulsive action may resolt in accidents. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Mars A time of much energy and drive. . especially If It Involves competition or asserting yourself vigorously. coming Qn too strong. Exercise or romance Is In order. You feet great physically. connicts and confrontations may be unawldable. Also. Mars Transits Conjunct Jupib!t' A perfect time to be asse<tive and to move forward In your career decisions. You are Inclined to take charge or assume a leadership role at this time. Wotking alone is best at this time. Don't try to push too hard. and it should be easy to channel ll The path Is open and clear. and courage run high. You have all the drive and energy you co lAd want. Also. you feel good and your energy Is flow ing smoothly. or trying to force your own will and thereby arousing hostility in others. Also. you Inspire others to take action and group efforts 0< Joint projects are favoured. decisive action. and your confidence and optimism are high. abrupt.

Partnerships or joining with others tor mutual bener. the way to proceed. speculate. be too generous. Someone may get pushy or obscure the real {hoices and the right path. and It should be easy to d1annel ll The path Is open and clear. Also. or squander your resources.-sell or to believe you can do more lllan you actually can. A new health regimen. and to act on faith and belief in yourself. full ot e~erprise and may chaff at the bit it you can not do enough.-salt. as any new endeavour Is likely to succeed. •You are l"lghly ambitious. This can. lull ot optimism and enthusiasm tor new enterprises and plans. You have all the drive and energy you could want. be a very productive time tor you It you can l<eep your expectations within reasonable bounds. This Is a very good time to begin Implementing the plans and promises that you have made to yo . Your energy level Is high.t Is favoured. or an~hlng you do to move toward achieving a cherished goal or Ideal goes well now. especially team sports.. •Your energy level and your se~·confidence are higll now. Mars Transits Square Jupiter Your errotional drive and sense of things may be at odds with your best i~erests . You are ~ your present position doeSil't give you enough scope. at Ill is time you tend to overextend yo . •Mars Transits Sextlle jupiter: Doors open and new opportunities for personal and professional growth present themselves. tl"ls Is a good time tor athletics. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Juplter A perfect time to be assertive and to move forward in your career decisions. or it your superiors do not allow you to take initiative and advance as you want to. Any initiative or action you feel indined to take at tl"is time is likely to lead to a positive outcome tor you. you Mve the energy to do more and take on more challenges.lflfler Plaflet Transits 309 Mars Transits Opposition Jupiter Emotional considerations may block or oppose how you proceed with a project or plan. actions taken to advance professionally. ·Mars Transits Trine Juplter: At this time you will want to branch out. In tact. you may be foolishly over-confide~ and take on more challenges than you can really meet You are inclined to take physical risks. gamble. You could make some bad decisions. . Beware ol over-exe<ting yourself. In fact..

or inability to effectively compete and assen your own will may typify this time period. but push too hard and you may break something. however. so tl'( not to become too discouraged.. your particular set of realities. ·This is a time to rely only on yo. Perseverance and patient effort are required of you now. Your own drive and emotions are hard set against the way things are. Mars Transits Square Saturn Relax. 'A sense or failure. Stifled anger and resentment over the trusltatlons and obstacles you confront now may further complicate matte<s. Be patient and don't demand too much or yourself at this time. Belligerence and opposition can be anticipated. You are prone to feel frustrated and to resent llle limitations or drudgery or Ill is time period. Patience and pe<severance are reQ'Jired or you now. A sense of struggle or of being overwhelmed by obstacles and blockages is likely to characterize tllis period. Worlc quietly and steadily and rely only on your own resources. Push on now and you risk breaking something. sell-doubt. 'This Is likely to be a time or considerable frustration and discouragement for you. You can. This is not an easy time.310 Koow about Transt of Plantts Mars Transits Conjunct saturn Irresistible force meets immovable object.-self and your own resources. . You may meet numerous obstructions and delays so Ill at you don't accomplish as much or work as quicldy as you would like. do a very thorough job. Your problems and Inadequacies seem more real and Insurmountable than IIley actually are. Be willing to walt. gatlle<ln your scattered forces. or try to expand your activities In any way. Try to avokf becoming discouraged or lashing out at the ones you are responsible tor. You are unusually sensitive to criticism of your efforts and to the limitations and restraints that your responsibilities entail. Be patien~ and let this one blow ove<. Proceed witll caution! There is a lot of energy available for disciplined work. This Is not a good time to begin a new venture. Someone~ emotional state may blodc your own interests. and concentrate on your own wonc. Fighting with authority figures or lashing out at others who restrict you in any way is a strong possibility. ask for a promotion. and also tackle tile ldnd of cifficult or disagreeable tasks you usually avoid. Mars Transits Opposltlon Saturn The status quo may meet with some opposition.

they yield positive resu~s in the long run.lflfler Plaflet Trans its 311 Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Saturn Irresistible force meets immovable object. You want to focus on real accomplishment and avoid frivolity and distractions. •You are headstrong and rash at Ill is time. persevering through a dry or slow period. disagreeable tasks or w011c Ill at usually frustrates you. •Mars Transits Trine Saturn: Your concentration is excellent now and you are serious about your work. Slldden acts of . Proceed witll caution! There is a lot of energy available for disciplined work. Self·control and self·discipline are required of you at this time. and to accomplisll something modes~ yet of real practical value and substance now. a breakthrough in thinking. You need to follow your own rhythm. restrictions. You are likely to actually act on some of the ma<e unuwal or ·crazy" Impulses you feet from time to time: you crave excitement. A perfect time for new ideas. independence. Your drive fa< freedom. but push too hard and you may break somelhing. Mars Transits Conjunct Uranus You feel like being cllfleren~ trying something new and oousual. Rashness. or any fa<m of authority that prevents you from behaving e•actly as you please. and absolute autllority over your own life Is quite strong. to work carefully and thoroughly. • Mars Transits Sextile Satum: Self-discipline. but fortunately. and working quietly or in meager circumstances are themes in this time period. or just plain recklessness and impatience. I t~ best for you not to try to cooperate or slow down your pace to suit other people too much. Mars Transits Opposition Uranus E•ploslve arguments could lead to going your own way when someone or something tries to confine you. can put you into dangerous sitiJations. and a corlrontatlon In which you have to stand up for yourself Is l1 kely. You may fruitfully tackle difficult. • You are very bold and adventurous right now and you cannot IOierate delays. training. Your drive for personal freedom and Insistence on your rights Is pressing. You have the ability and stamina to concentrate. Wild and daring physical activities. Your own sense of i ndependence and freeda<n Is being challenged. a novel approach. for your patience and ability to do painstaking wortc is brought out now. You tend to be very abrupt and inconsiderate ol others.

A perfect time for new ideas. a sudden burst of anger or your need to break free from rules and restrictions may create a lot of disruption in your life right now. which doesn't involve trying to cooperate '" conform to others' wishes and needs. You are happiest now when you do something creative and daring. and feelings whl<h are !ifticu~ 10 describe or understand. Your usual dally pursuits seem drab. or some od1er fast-moving competitive sport would be a good outlet for you now. a novel approa<h. daring. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Uranus You feel like being difteren~ trying something new and unusual. A yearning tor other worlds and lor some more cosmic form of love. Also. Novel ideas or insights could be more damaging than useful. it is hard for you to get anything done. liberating. mostly positive. impatience. Acting on your spontaneous impulses and following through on some of your more unusual or •crazy• desires will yield surprises. lmplAses. you can't seem to settle down or focus on one task for any length of time. ·You have strange desires. You are inclined to act on some of the wilder impulses and desires you teet from time to time. and you want to do something new and out col d1e ordinary. you could make a startling discovery or breakd1rough now. Mars Transits Conjunct Neptune A strong drive to unify and simplify. Hectic emotional energy. and a tendency to try to do too much too fast are tendencies you need to tall!fully monitor at this time. B~ satisfied with the ordinary and usual. unusual. and challenging. You crave stlmulaUon. ·Mars Transits Trine Uranus: Increased physical courage and a strong sense of adventure combine to make this a very Interesting time. If you have an Inventive streak. . You also have a lot of energy and quick reflexes. • Rebelliousness.312 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets anger or \Aolence. A vigorous game or racquetball or tennis. •Mars Transits Sextile Uranus: Physical thrills and excitement have a strong appeal for you now. Mars Transits Square Uranus Don't ta~e chancf!S or ris~s just now. recklessness. a breakthrough in thinking. Though you are unusually energetic. You tend to lly oft the handle and to scatter your forces. You need to do something innovative. exciting. You want something more imaginative and less mundane.

you can get very fired up about something out of the ordinary. working quielly. On the other hand. This can resu~ in an emotional confrontation. so that it may be difficult to motivate yourself and focus on your w011<. perhaps . perhaps coming from another person or event. It would be very easy for you 10 get carried away with some fancy or anothet Your feelings are not in sync with your Imagination. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Neptune A strong drive to unlly and simplify. Your Imagination can run wild now. This Is not a good time to try to toot your own horn or attempt to get personal recognition for your efforts. an ideal or dream. or fantastic quality is very fulfilling to you at this time. However. and you want to act out a fantasy or strange desire • somelhing you normally would have the good sense not to attempt. • At this time your Interactions with others and w~h the outside world in general can be confusing. and you are more motivated to do sornetl> ng which serves othelli. this Is a very Inspired. fertile time for you. when you do not know exactly what you want or you do not feel strong. You may be hard to saUsly. whimsical. dellitalizing. You want something more imaginative and less mundane. A yearning for other worlds and for some more cosmic form of love. orin which you are especially energetic. oppose your life dreams and stifle any imagination you may have. Otller peopl e~ concerns and needs receive more attention from you now. you need to be gentle with yourself and take care not to dissipate your energy reserves. ·This can be a very depleling and contusing time. capable. Clr fantasy that you usually consider too impraclical to actually do anything about. or effective. A11istlc. if you are an artist. Your imagination is very active. or curiously unsatisfying. Physically. It seems !hat whatever you tty to do goes nowhere. and discouraging. Mars Transits Opposition Neptune Emotions. Taking time off.Inner PlatJet T ransits 313 meaningless. •Mars Transits Sextile Neptune: This is not a period when you feel like pushing your own interests. or doing something primarily for the benefit of others without concern for personal gall\ Is favoured atti'ls time. Mars Transits Square Neptune Don't do too much dreaming just now. creative work which expresses a visionary. or gets lost in a haze of misunderstanding.

you tend to act veJy (Ompulsively. and definitely not mundane. If yoo have been unscrupulous or overly egotistical and S<!tfish In your pursuits. Mars Transits Square Pluto Intense emotional drama Is available If that Is what you need. You are forteful and can drive yourself too hard and overtax your physical and emotional reserves. you are likely to get your comeuppance now. w011<ing furiously toward some goal which you may not even be completely aware of. Mars Transits Opposition Pluto A real power struggle could be In the wind. • At this time you can become obsessed about getting rid or something. Though you may hall!! the best or intentions. or aggressive at this time. Someone may get very personal with you. Your emotions are not In tune with the more sensitive and private areas of yoor life. •Mars Transits T rine Neptooe: You do not feel very sharp. perhaps In a David-and-Goliath type of situation. Goals and desires that normally seem so important · especially ones in which you are pushing your own interests • do not matter quite as much now.314 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets a groop you are affiliated with. emerges now. Your imagination is stimulated. or aimlessness are li~ely and you tend to avoid stressful confrontations or situations that demand too much or you. An emotional person or event challenges your senS<! of privacy and lnneJ growth. receptivity. and power struggles are very possible. competitive. . passivity. and you need actiiAties and entertainments that are colorful. Mars Transits Conjunct Pluto A drive to probe and penetrate may find you examining and working lllrough some strong internal changes. out the ordinary. and you coold undertake major revisions and changes -a COOlllete overhaul in some area of your Hte. Cooperating with others for some idealistic purpose is very satisfying for you at this time. Other people Qr external forces over whi ch you have no control seem to subtly undf!Jmlne your efforts · or try to oveJpower you altogelhe< Yoo need to stand up for yourself. Feelings of relaxation. Push too hard and you could be too dominating and even oppressive to yourself and others. •Your personal ambitions and drive to assert yourself and make an impact on the world. Push on now and you risk some very turbulent emotional scenes. Of control. Your secret need for power. meet with considerable opposition now.

•You come across assertively. You have a lot of energy and come across as assertive and dominant.Inner PlatJet Transits 315 •Your drive for personal power. long-term changes can be successfully begun now • a lifestyle change or a regimen of self· improvement. or control over your life is very strong at this time. you will want to reassess where you are going and why. You feel free to concentrate on the things ll>at are most Important to you now. achievement. you can make significant progress and work with great satisfaction now. you can be unmercifu l with yourself and your own weaknesses. arrogant manner. This is a time for positive. competitively. domineering. Also. or compulsive about doing what you want to. . Mars Transits Conjunct Ascendant You can really communicate and convey yourself to others right now. Push too hard and you could be too dominating. An opportunity to do what you really want to do is likely. so much so that you may arouse others' animosltl' You don1 want to slow down or accommodate other people's needs. to yourself and others. Major. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Pluto A drive to probe and penetrate may find you examining and working ll>rough some strong Internal changes. You are likely to push yourself much too hard. or an attachme<1t that has bee<1 impeding you Is now released. You batde anyone or anything that is an obstacle to your individual freedom of action. a situation. and energetically now. and you can be excessively willful. If you do have a clear goal. as this will almost certainly work against you . decisive action on your part. If you do not have a sense of rneaningf<A purpose or a passionate comm~ment to anything. taking the initiative • only try not to do so in a completely insensitive. •Mars Transits T rine Pluto: Getting what you really want and moving toward achieving the things which are Important to you may Involve surrendering something or eliminating something from your life at this time: perhaps an attlt\lde. •Mars Transits Sextile Pluto: You may be considering a major overhaul or revision in your ambitions at this time. and ego conmcts or a furious power struggle may ensue. for instance. and resent It hotly ~ your own desires have to take a back seat to others' will and wishes. forging ahead. The tyrant in you emerges. even oppressive.

s Trine Ascendant: At this time It Is easy for you to express yourself boldly and confldenlly. you need to get your grievances out In the open. otherwise the tension builds up to an unmanageable level. Your health and vitality are quite good. On the other hand. this is not a good time to try to come to an agreement w~h another However. Because you appear confident. conllicts with the people you relate to on a daily basis. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Ascendant You can really communicate and convey yourself to others right now. boldly taking the initiative to pursue someone you want to be with. . ~ery ·Mars Transit. others are inclined to follow your lead now.316 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mars Transits Opposition Ascendant Trouble with partnerships or others may prevent you from appearing at your be<t. Because you are not feeling very obliging or compromising. and a generalized feeling of impatience or edginess characterize this period. at least in the way you appear to others. aggressive quality at Ill is time. Disputes in your marriage or other close partnerships are likely. •Your relationships have a very competitive. but he or she might just love it! Mars Transits Square Ascendant You may be under a lot of pressure. and conflicts over power and dorrlnance may erupt You won't compromise yourself to please anyone. you may begin a relationship now. All is not in harmony between your emotions and the way you e::orne across. You will come on strong to this person. • 1rritations. You have a lot of energy and come across as assertive and dominant ·Mars Transits Sextile Ascendant: At this time you are able to be clear and above-board with other people. You seem to care less about outside approval and this frees you to act on yoll' own beha~ 0< to do something you have not had the courage to attempt before. and you need physkal outlets for your energies now. bringing out your desires and differences between yourself and others In a way that Is unlikely to offend or stir up hostily.

Try to do as much as you can on your own. otherwise you are prone to become pugnadous with the people you are dosest to.. personal recognition for your efforts. There may be a Mexican standoff. so that you alienate the people who could help you. without trying to force others to agree with you or join you. This could be job-related. Mars Transits Square Mi<lleaven Harsh feelings could flare up on the job or with authority figures. Stress which has been building up both at work and in your falrily relationships needs to be released now. You are very competitive in business affairs and business and you ag~essively present your concerns and interests to colleagues and superiors. and absolute corlrol over your own affairs is very strong now. You may appear commanding and assertive. Mars Transits Sextile or Trine Mldheaven You have a lot of energy to pour Into practical and career decisions.ct Mi<lleaven You have a lot of energy to pour into practical and career decisions. is quite possible. and falrily matters. as far as getting ahead or achieving anything in llle world is concerned. ·Mars Transits Sextlle Mldheaven: Working energetically wth a clear objective In mind. bu! you won1 take it lying down • you are ready to fight if necessary in orde< to forge ahead! Mars Transits Opposition Mi<lleaven Your home and family life may be challenged by someone in authority. like working In the yard or playing sports. and let this one pass. Cool it. advancing your own professional goals and enlisting . or too narrowly focused on your own objectives. home. •Your desire for leadership. "At this time your efforts to get ahead and advance your own i nterests are likely to be met with resistance or animosity. For now. lnconslde<ate. pushy. Try to work out or find ways to express yourself physically. You may appear commanding and assertive. your energy needs to go into your personaiiWe..lflfler Plaflet Transits 317 Mars Transits Conj. You seem over-eager. •This is a low point. Anger c>ver an inability to be firs~ or to be on top.

a desire for beauty. Venus Transits Opposition Sun You may find yourS<!If at odds with sOf'Oeone you care about or someone In authority over questions of values. You may not appreciate tradition or someone older or In authority. You may not appreciate what they repreS<!nt. affection and attention at this time. This is a good time to ueat yourself or do something 1\Jn just for you. Feelings of love. are key issues now. Venus Transits Sextile or Trine Sun You are In a (perhaps) rare mood of S<!lf-enjoyme<1t and can appreciate your own better qualities. and pay particular attention to your appearance. You beautify your surroundings. •Mars Transits Trine Midheaven: You can make your influence felt at this time and any efforts you make to advance your career Of' other important long-range goals will be very effective. Your superiors and others in authority respond favourably to your confidence and your willingness to take a risk or attack a problem in a new way. self-reliance.318 Know about Transt of Plantts l!lthers· support fOf' your projects by acting as a leader. You may see value in or feel love for an older person or someone in authority . Independent action. . Venus Transits Square Sun You may find some of your values at odds with your own best Interests. and the urge to be creative are strong. You may see value in or feel love for an older person or someone in authority . You have the green ligh~ Venus Transits Venus Transits Co" unct Sun You are In a (perhaps) rare mood of S<!lf-enjoyment and can appreciate your own better qualities. ·Your personal magnetism is strong and you attract appreciation. or taking on more of a leadership position are fawured now.

or someone younger Ill an you does not measure up. Venus Transits co. tor you have a real appreciation for ideas and thoughts. Your values may be at odds Uust for the moment) with those around you.ct Moon A good time for surrounding )OU~Ifwith friends and )Oungerpeople and for having a good time. You may find )Ourself enjoying along conversation.. Venus Transits Opposition Mercury You may not like the Ideas or thoughts ol someone who confronts you.elf with friends and younger people and tor having a good time. unct Mercury Perhaps a time to think and study. tor you have a real appreciation for ideas and thoughts. What they say may seem Inappropriate or be unapf)l'eclated. Venus T"'nslts Opposition Moon You may find yourself with a different set of values and at odds with younger people or with yout sutroundings. You appreciate your particular situation and enjoy suppon from those around you. ..lflfler Plaflet Transits 319 Venus T"'nsits Cor1 .. writing a letter. or making a special phone call. Venus Transits Square Mercury You may not place much value on ideas and thoughts. You may not like the way IIley are or what they represent.. You appreciate )Our particular situation and enjoy support from those around you. Something lhat someone says or communicates to you may be unappreciated or raken the wrong way. or making a special phone call. writing a letter. Venus Transits Square Moon You may not appreciate your surroundings. You may find )Ourself enjoying along conversation. Venus Transits Sextlle orTr1ne Mercury Perhaps a time to think and study. Venus Transits Sextile or Trine Moon A good time for surrounding )Ou.

That person~ taste may run counter to yours. Your sense of value is to the fore.el. You don't like the way a situation feels at the gut le. Venus Transits Coil unct Mars You may find yourself loolclng for a lillie romance today or at least t>njoylng some emotional release. Perhaps a good time to select furrishlngs. They could appear aggressive Of pushy. colors.320 Know about Transt of Plantts +A keyword for this transit is ·poetry·.the finer things of life.ed or be urloving. the poetic. . Self-expression is enhanced by a touch of the romantic. Venus Transits Opposition Mars You may not appreciate the emotional energy of someone you meet. There could be a mutual lack of appreciation. Venus Transits Opposition Venus Someone with a different set of values than your own may confront you. to live life. Venus Transits Square Venus You may experiel"'(e dissatisfaction with what you ha~ or find around you.ct Venus Your taste in art and appreciation in general are heightened. Business opportunities or proposals are favoured today. Perhaps a good time to select furnishings. A great time just to s~ back and enjoy what you have.the finer things of life. Venus Transits Square Mars You may nO! feel like being very emoti<>nal and ll'i<jht te<ld to Ignore any emotional needs that you might have. colors. Venus Transits Sextlle or Trine Venus Your taste In art and appreciation In general are heiglltened. You may want to just get out and walk or exercise. Your sense of values may be in conflict with your feelings. You could feel unlo. and so on . to live life. Your sense of value Is to the fore. and of grace.. and so on. A great time to lusts~ back and enjoy what you have. You can appreciate feelings and movement.. Venus Transits Coil .

You may be unable to appreciate their attitude or understand their problems. Problems are valued for the lessons they represent. Venus Transits coo. the way they get things done. Venus Transits Opposition Satum Someone Important or In authority may oppose your values and put a damper on your desires. Venus Transits Square Satum ~now to You may tend to Ignore or fall to appreciate the law or what you be the truth.lflfler Plaflet Transits 321 Venus Transits Sextile or Trine Mars You may find yourself looking for a little romance today or at least enjoying some emotional release. Venus Transits Square J up iter Correct choices (the best path for you) may be at odds with your sense of values. finding solutions. rather 111an perceived as obstacles. may be what you value just now. Venus Transits Sextile or Trine jupiter The good life. . and may choose instead a more difficult path. A renewed appreciation for your work may be apparent to your superiors. You might enjoy solving PlllZies and problems. and all that Is fine and luxurious. Your values may run counter to established tradition. Someone in authority may have very different values from yours. You can appreciate feelings and lac~ to everybody. and so appreciation for responsibilities and duty. You may want to just get out and walk or exercise. You may not appreciate the easy way or clear· cut op!ion. You could enjoy making your own way and finding solutions to whatever problems you have. unct J uplter You may find yourself very appreciative of your career and practical skills. Venus Transits coo. unct Satum You feel a love of order and law . Venus Transits Opposition Jupiter You may not appreciate someone~ methods.

Venus Transits Square Uranus You may not value something extraordinary or unusual. You may not appreciate their very different perspective or attitude. yoo find yourself appreciating what is quite normal or ordinary. Venus Transits Opposition Neptune Yoo may not appreciate someone~ unrealistic approach to a situation. rather lllan perceived as obs. is valued. and something new and alive. Your social Inhibitions are loosened. Venus Transits Cor1 unct Neptune You may enjoy a good movie or book or feet like escaping from day. Yoo may enjoy getting away from routine and doing something completely different for a change. to·day realities for a while. as well as anything unusual or different. Problems are valued for the lessons they represent. You can appreciate an Imaginative approach and may value communal or fut\Jrlstlc Ideas.. Their general fogginess and impractical attlt\Jde may find you at odds with them . Instead. stimulation. Is valued.322 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Venus Transits Sextile or Trine sat.-n Yoo feel a love of order and law -an appreciation tor respon~bi lities and duty. Venus Transits Opposition Uranus Someone unexpected may confront you or you may not like their independence or eccentricity.tacles. •You are craving emotional excitement. as well as anything unusual or different. Venus Transits Sextile or Trine Uranus Independence. and being joyfully spontaneous. and you may be tempted to have a wild flirtation or to act in a rather re<kless way in a relationship. Venus Transits Cor1 unct Uranus Independence. dancing. Yoo may enjoy getting away from routine and doing something completely different for a change. This is a time tor music.

Venus Transits Opposition Pluto You don1 appreciate the secretive and overly private approach of someone you ~ounter. You do not enjoy gossip or nosy neighbors just now.mal or futuristic ideas. and private. . Venus Transits Opposition Ascendant Other people may not appreciate the way you come on or present yourself. Venus Transits Coil unct Ascendant You appear perhaps more charming and refined than usual. You value your darker. You value your darker. You can appreciate an imaginative approach and may value comm. Now <auld be the time to make that date. or otherwise make yourself known. You may find yourself caring too much about what others think <>f you. more secretive areas and don't mind worl<lng lllrough some sensitive problems.Inner PlatJet Transits 323 Venus Transits Square Neptune You prefer the simple. Venus Transits Sextlle or Trine Pluto You may enjoy probing Into your Inner workings or some good solid gossip. You may not care to work through their inner goings-on just at the moment. Not the best time to read a book or take in a movie. more secretive areas and don't mind working lllrough some sensitive problems. Venus Transits Sextlle or Trine Neptune You may enjoy a good movie or book or feet like escaping from dayto-day realit ies for a while. Venus Transits Square PI uto You value what Is above-board and straightforward and have a partirular aversion to what is secret intense. ordinary virtues and don1 appreciate any form of other·worldliness or escapism. apply for the job. Venus Transits Coil unct Pluto You may enioy probing into your imer workings or some good solid gossip.


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Venus Transits Square Ascendant

Your manne< may not be warm or loving at the moment. Perhaps not the best time to present yourself to others or take a job interview.

Venus Transits Sextlle «Trine Asceodillnt
You appear perhaps more charrring and refined tllan usual . Now could be the time to make tllat date. apply for the job. or otllerwise make yourself known.
Venus Transits Cor1 unct Mid heaven
You could be in the limeUght. especially with superiors or in relation

to your work. You may find tllat you enjoy your job or the responsibility
it entails more than usual.
Venus Transits Opposition Mid heaven

Your love of home and family may conflict with your job or with authorities. You may tend to discount career opportunities just at the

Venus Transits Square Mid heaven

You may find some of your values at odds with your own best interests. You may not appreciate tradition or someone older in authority.
Venus Transits Sextlle or Trine Midheaven

You could be in the lim eligh~ especially with supe<iors or in relation

to your work. You may find that you enjoy your job or the responsibility
it entails more than usual.

Mercwy Transits
Mercury Transits Conj...,ct sun

You find yourself talkative and qulck·wlttod today. Ideas are clear and easy to come by. This could be a good time for thinking over your own affairs. You may have a conversation with an older person or someone in authority.

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Mercury Transits Opposition Sun

Something you say or communicate may go against your own best interests. You could dash with an older person or one in authority. Someone may argue with you.
Mercury Transits Square Sun

You may have a hard time being clearheaded right now. Thoughts and ideas that come may be inappropriate or misleading. A lot of nervous energy. Arguments are possible with an authority ftgure or someone older lllan yourself.
Mercury Transits Sextlle or Trine Sun

You are at your mental best with sharp Ideas and clear thoughts. This Is an excellent time to make decisions and take care of mental work.
Mercury Transits Con) unct Moon

You may find yourself analyzing your life situation and surroundings. Conversations of an inspiring kind may be in order with younger persons or others around you.
Mercury Transits Opposition Moon

You may lind yoursen reflecting on your own youth or some evoot i n the pasL Communication with those around you. especially younger people, may be difficult or combative.
Mercury Transits Square Moon

You may lind that your Ideas and thoughts 1\Jn counter to what Is going on around you. resulting In a laclc of support or respect for what you think. There could be arguments. espedally with younger persons.
Mercury Transits Sextlle or Trine Moon

You have a natural sense for communicating with others. especially lllose younger than yourself. C lear thoughts about the past may also be flowing In today.
Mercury Transits Con) unct Mercury

You are just plain witty now, and the ideas roll off your tongue. A reaJ time for communicate - by phone. by lettec or in person. The mind is dear.


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Mercury Transits Opposition Mercury

You could blurt out the wrong thing today or be unable to convey what you really intend to someone. Ideas and thoughts may not come wah ease. Also. others may disagree with your ideas.
Mercury Transits Square Mercury

You will find that your mind and thoughts will be very intense just now. There could be a lot ot pressure to make decisions that you will regret later. Plenty of nervous energy.
Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Mercury

Your mind could be quae dear and natural just now. Ideas are flowing and could come with ease. You can talk, talk, talk.
Mercury Transits Conjunct Venus

It's easy to see what you value and care about. Your sense of appreciation is sharpened and in high focus. A good day to select those new house furnishings or to appraise your holdings.
Mercury Transits Opposition Venus

You may have difflcun thoughts or conversations with someone you love orcare for. or your Ideas may go against the values ot someone who confronts you.
Mercury Transits Square Venus

Your ideas and thoughts may run counter to accepted values. your own or those of others. You may find yourself In a disapproving mood. Decisions made now may have to be re·thought late' You could find yourself tense.
Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Venus

You have a clear IAslon Into your own Inner sense of values, how you appreciate and love. A good time to examine and think about whet Is important and of lasting value.
Mercury Transits Conjunct Mars

There Is a lot or energy behind what you say and tl"lnk. You can make quick and sharp decisions. Also there Is the possibility or sharp words. You communicate with reeling and strength.

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Mercury Transits Opposition Mars

Ste<!r clear of arguments and possible hard fe<!lings. Your thoughts may not be in sync with your fe<!lings, and this could resu~ in a clash with someone today.
Mercury Transits Square Mars

Your mind is ve<y sharp now, with the result that you may be a bit irritable or say too much. Quick-witted you are, but this could also resu~ in arguments and hard words.
Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Mars

Your mind is ql>dc and sharp, and your words are the only weapon you will ne<!d today. You have Insight Into yoll' emotions and drive, and you can talk about your feelings with great insight and fluidity.
Mercury Transits Con) unct Jupiter
You are in a planning mood and are very dearheaded and able to view all the alternative paths. Go ahead and make those decisions. You (an Se<! the road ahead and will make the right chokes.

Mercury Transits Opposition Jupiter

Your thoughts and ideas may not mesh with the plans and methods of someone you meet with today. You cotAd find yourself saying things against the way they do things. Your ideas may run counter to some plan of action.
Mercury Transits Square Jupiter

You cotAd find yourself mentally acute and In a problem-solving mood. However. there is a real possibility that the decisions you make today and the solutions you find may ha.e to be re-done tomorrow.
Mercury Transits Sex tile or Trinej upiter

A clear-minded Insight Into your own plans and methods Is available to you. A ve<y good time to communkate your goals and put them Into words. A good time for decisions.
Mercury Transits Conjunct Saturn

A good time for clear deliberation and problem-solving. You are In a serious frame of mind and find yourself dealing with matte<s of much (Oncern and responsibility. A good time to reorganize.


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Mercury Transits Opposition sat..,

Someone may tend to put the damper on what you say or think, or in some way manage to restrict your ability to communkate. You may have thoughts that differ witll the establishment (tile law) .
Mercury Transits Square Satum

You may fl!(!l mentally depressed or restricted. Perhaps this Is not llle time to try to S<llve any serious problems or make i mpo~ant decisions. It could be hard to think.
Mercury Transits Sextlle or Trine sat..,

Put your mind to work and take care of any details that you may have. for mental discipline should come easily. Problems and obstacles lllat have heretofore ~n confounding should find easy explanations under your keen examination.
Mercury Transits Conjunct Uranus

You are full of wi t and sharp insights. This could be a time for real breakthroughs In tile Idea department You are In top form when It comes to mental activity.
Mercury Transits Opposition Uranus

Your til oughts and Ideas may seem repressive and limiting tD another today. They may find you old· fashioned or too staid. Or. you could find your own mind somewhat conservative. even boring.
Mercury Transits Square Uranus

Your mind Is set on hair trigger just now and this cotld result In some hasty decisions. If not a few explosions. There may be a lot of tense energy and unusual thoughts. You could find yourself changing your mind again and again.
Mercury Transits Sextlle or Trine Uranus

Quick answers. great wit. and a s...-plus of Insights and solutions are at the ready. A good time to write and communicate wi th real <>riginality. Inventions and breakthroughs are possible.

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Mercury Transits Conjunct NepbJne

You find yourself at your most imaginative. at feast when it comes to ideas and thoughts. Right now you have an opportunity to transcend llle everyday thoughts and soar into mO<e cosmic Ot' eternal musings.
Mercury Transits Opposition NepbJne

SO<neone you meet today may seem uiYealistic and foggy-minded

to you. In return, the person may find you lacking in sensitivity and
imagination. You could find yourself the odcl-man·out.
Mercury Transits Square Neptune

Not the clearest of times. There is the danger of foggy thiN<ing and of your being misled Ot' getUng too carried away with some plan or Idea. A lot of mental pressure.
Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Neptune
A time for imagination and creativity when it comes to ideas and Ill inking. This, coupled with the ability to put your thoughts into words, allows you to captivate and spellbind. A good book or movie would be appreciated too.

Mercury Transits Conjunct Pluto

Sharp and penetrating insight into your own inner wO<kings- what i s hidden or going on behind the scenes. Sherlock Holmes to the fore. Also good for research and analysis.
Mercury Transits Opposition Pluto

You may find someone you meet today Is too secretive and underhanded for your taste. Your thoughts and ideas go against their secretive, power-oriented manner, and you are not afraid to tell them so.
Mercury Transits Square Pluto

You may be having some dark and secret thoughts. Sensitive areas of your mind may Intrude and appear obsessive. You may be suspicious of someone.


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Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Pluto In-depth discussions and probing conversations find you at your mental best Your anal)!ical abil~ies are at a high point Mercury Transits Conjunct Ascendant You should be able to get your ideas across w~h ease. The makings for a bright and witty day. Your communication slcills are at a high-water mar1<. Mercury Transits Opposition Ascendant You find yourself other-oriented just now, with many thoughts and ideas for partnership, rather than doing things alone. Friends may find you less self-centered than usual. Mercury Transits Square Ascendant You may have some difficulty speaking or getting your Ideas and 111oughts across ID others. You might say tile wrong thing. Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Ascendant You can really get your thoughts and Ideas across. Good communication. Mercury Transits Conjunct Mldheaven
A time when you can put your practical Insights Into words and

convey them to others. Ccmmunlcation with authority figures Is enhanced now. Mercury Transits Opposition Mldheaven
Communication, particularly with superiors or authority figl.l'"es, could prove troublesome. You may not tlllnk like they do or may find that your Ill oughts even run Transits Opposition site to tllelrs. Your thoughts may be more on home and family.

Mercury Transits Square Mld'-ven
You may not be able to keep your mind on your job or whatever

you're doing justnow. l t could be hard to make good job-related decisions.

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Mercury Transits Sextile or Trine Mill1eaven

Good practical job-related thoughts and ideas. The ability to convnunicate with superiors or describe what you see.

Moon Transits
Moon Transits Conjunct Sun

This is a time when you can expect a little boost, some sort or extra support or recognition from those around you. You may reel that you are in touch and in harmony with others; the lines of corrvnunication are <:>pen. The support you need is there.
Moon Transits Opposition Sun

You may find yourself somewhat at odds with those around you today. You may be unable to get the support you require or rind that some or your supply lines have been diminished or cut oil. Someone may {hallenge you.
Moon Transits Square sun

Pet11aps a sense or challenge or blockage just now. You may not find the support you flow ing to you. Some sort or temporary obstacle may appear. You may reel frustrated.
Moon Transits Sextlle or Trine Sun

There is a chance to understand those around you and to have a special time with someone you love. General good reeling and a sense or support and harmony make this a happy time.
Moon Transits Conjunct Moon

Your inner resources and emotions are accented. Expect a sense of support and good will from those around you. Perhaps you feel this Is really you - how you reel and are.
Moon Transits Opposition Moon

You may lind yourse« hav1ng emotional dnrerences with someone. Those around you, or the situation you find yourself In, may not reel right to you. You could be challenged.


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Moon Transits Square Moon

You may feel blocke<l or frustrate<! emotionally by someone or by your own life situation in general. You rright feel that some avenues of support have been cut off or blocke<l. Arguments of an emotional kind

be easy to find.

Moon Transits Sextile or Trine Moon

A great time to renect and understand your own situation, just how you feel about yourself. Emotions in particular, 0< the feelings of those around you. may be very clear. A nice time.
Moon Transits Conjunct Mercury

A good Ume to read a romantic book 0< take In a movle.ldeas and thoughts will have greater meaning and form just now. You may be very eloquent or forceful in speaking or communicating . People will understand j ust what you mean.
Moon Transits Opposition Mercury

Otl>ers may disagree with what you say or tl>lnk or In some way oppose your ideas and thoughts. Your current situation may demand some re-evaluation or otherw ise challenge your ideas. It may be very hard for you to communicate what you mean to othe<s.
Moon Transits Square Mercury

Otl>ers may cut you off or make It difficult for you to express yourself today. You could lind that you lack depth and feeling and the ability to move or communicate with others. Your ideas may not find the support you need.
Moon Transits Sextlle or Trine Mercury
You could be most persuasive with othars. and eloquc~ in speech and communication. The situation Is a natural lor self·expression and lends Itself to your particular Ideas and thoughts. A good conversation with those you love Is possible.

Moon Transits Conjunct Venus

You may be move<! to appreciate and discover the beauty In your life and In those around you. At the same time, everything could take on added value and Importance. Be careful that you don't overspend or indulge too much just now. Enjoy.

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Moon Transits Opposition Venus Someone may challenge your values or good taste. Or, you could find it difficuk to be appreciatiw of others at this time. Not the best time to shop, choose colours, and so on. You may not find much support for

your partiwiar tastes and values.

Moon Transits Square Venus A strong urge for the social life may find you out and about. Howeve<. you will walk a fine line today between good company and disapproval, so beware. You could find yourself working against the values of another, going against the flow. Moon Transits Sextlle or Trine Venus You may be able to erjoy and value your own life slt\Jatlon today or feel especially kind towards a friend or loved one. Someone may co~ li ment you on your tastes or belongings. Moon Transits Conjunct Mars Everything points to your taking the Initiative today. You could feel great support from those around you. or circumstances could dictate your taking action. You feel healthy and natural. Moon Transits Opposition Mars Circumstances may seem to conspire to Irritate you or cause you to become emotional. Someone could challenge you or find a way to anger you. It could be difficult to remain calm and within control. Moon Transits Square Mars Othe< people, or the general clrwmstances In which you find yourseff at present, may unite to irritate or anger you. You could find yourseH getting over·e<notional and flying oft the handle. A difficult time to relax and remain calm. Moon Transits Sextile orTr1ne Mars You could find that you are appreciated or valued for your feelings '" your ability to act and get things done. Someone understands how you feel and is sympathetic today.


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Moon Transits Conjunct) upiter

You may find yourself serving to guide someone younger than you in matters of importance. Or, you may peiceive how to proceed with plans and decisions in regard to your life situation.
Moon Transits Opposition J upiter

Not perhaps the best time to make impo<tant dedsions that affect your living situation or life circumstances. Others may challenge your authority or the direction you are taking. Events could conspire to make it difficult for you to att.
Moon Transits Square Jupiter

A time when you could make some wrong choices, In particular as

they affect your living situation. You rright feel cut off from your friends or be unable to make good decisions. An urge for social life that can ¢1uickly turn from good times to hard times.
Moon Transits Sextile or Trine) upiter

A great time to be with others and to work together. You may be sought after as just the person for a particular job. Your management and directional abilities are in high focus.
Moon Transits Conjunct Saturn

A good time to consolidate and organize your affairs or rearrange your living situation. You could be seen by others as just the person to 1>e put in challJe of some projett requiring a conservative mind. Atendency towards isolation and starkness.
Moon Transits Opposition Saturn

You might like to ignore responsibilities and do some socializing, but realities may demand that you tend to business and forget your friends for the moment. The crowd may Ignore you and leave you (old sober·s.ides) to take care of business.
Moon Transits Square Saturn

You may feellef\ out or passed over just now. Your own requirements may appear to llrrit and separate you from where the rest of the gang Is !leaded. A sense of Isolation and loneliness Is not unuSIJal. This Is of short duration.

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Moon Transits Sextile or Trine Satum

You may find yourself being put to good use by your friends. or ~ could be that circumstances rorce you to reorganize and be more ~onse<vative . All of this should go rather smoothly. Your more taciturn

ClUalitles are to the fore and found to be valuable.
Moon Transits Conjunct Uranus

Others may find you especially witty and eccentric just now. You may have insights or breakthroughs in regard to your living situation or life circumstances. Others value you for your independence and unique qualities.
Moon Transits Opposition Uranus

Others could challenge your nonconforming attitude In some sit\Jation which results in opposition and blockage. Not perhaps a good time for you to try out new things or break away from the old routine. Your own surroundings work against you In this.
Moon Transits Square Uranus

You moy find yourself at odds with others regarding matters of convention. You maybe going against tracitlon and being too Independent for group approval. You could get carried away under this kind of pressure and make mistakes you may regret.
Moon Transits Sextlle orTr1ne Uranus

Everything conspires to value and bring out your more unique and unusval qualities. You may find that someone close to you understands c md Is supportive of your eccentricities. You could come up with new solutions or Inventions.
Moon Transits Conjunct Neptune

You may be able to bring a group together with words or Ideas that transport others. Poetry and art may be possible now. Your whole world may seem trancelike or dreamy. Movies, books, and all forms of escape ~ould prove very enjoyable.
Moon Transits Opposition Neptune

Others may not appreciate your more dreamy and other-worldly 'lUalities just now. Your image and ideals could be challenged by another


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who sees you as improctical and not down-to-earth. You may be caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Moon Transits Square NepbJne

You may find you~lf unr@alistic. in a dr@amy mood and at odds with your more pragmatic duties. Friends may not appreciate or go along with your dreamy side just now. You may not be able to lose yourseW in your imaginings.
Moon Transits Sextile or Trine Neptune

Ewrything conspires to reveal you at your most elegant, particularly

in sodal situations. You will have a grasp for abstract and spiritual ideas
and the ability to present or communicate these to others.
Moon Transits Conjunct Pluto

Deep and penetrating analysis, partiaJiarly with a group or in relation to your situation, may be in order. Others could seek you out for your psychological insight and understanding. This could be a time to make (hanges in your environment.
Moon Transits Opposition Pluto

Someone could challenge you on a very sensltilll! Issue. resulting In an argument or. at the least. a very intense discussion. You may touch upon very emotional parts of you and find yourself analyzing and psychologizing.
Moon Transits Square Pluto

You may find yourself at odds with those around you or with your life situation regarding issues ol great sensitivity - very personal. Difficulties, blocks, and all manner of hot spots may be discovered and have to be worked through.
Moon Transits Sextlle or Tr1ne Pluto

You may be sought after for your advice and counsel regarding very personal and emotional Issues. You will be able to be understanding and handle this very volatile material. You are able to cut through the red tape and get at what Is beneath and behind.

Moon Transits Square Ascendant Not a great time to attempt to get your Ideas across to others. Moon Transits Sextile or Trine Ascendant You can demons. . You may find yourself feeling blod<ed and unable to express yourself. A time to sp0<1d with loved ones and family. in partirularly in a group situation. Tensions are high.t practical when it comes to dealing and working with others. Moon Transits Conjunct Mldheaven You are at your mos. You are feeling reflective rather than expressive just now. Instead. you find yourself f~ling more private and in a stay-at·homo mood. Your timing sllould be perfect and those around you should find you mos. Moon Transits Opposition Mldheaven Not the best time for career or vocational decisions and practical advice to others. Moon Transits Opposition Ascendant F~ling more inward and more like sharing some time with your lover or with close friends. A tendency to make poor choices and decisions regarding bO!h. Moon Transits Square Mldheaven A frustrating time both at home and at work. You are called on to make use of your natural abilities and corrwnon sense. Perhaps not a time to be very outward or to try to present yourself to the world.trate great understanding and sensitivity to the needs of others just now and are in a good position to communicate concerning groups and society in general. so perhaps just relaxing and waiting this one out might be In order. You know just what to do and can act wi thout haste and emotion.t spontaneous and alive.lflfler Plaflet Transits 337 Moon Transits Conjunct Ascendant Communicating (getting your message across to others) is at a high just now.

as friction Is the only likely result. ·This Is a time to get otl1ers' opinions and feedback abeil yourself and what you are doing. one ol these d~ys Is a happy birthday! ·Today you want to stand out.338 Koow about Transt of Plantts Moon Transits Sextile or Trine Midhea11e11 Others value you tor your ability to make practi<al decisions concerning group issues. may come Into focus today. and you feel charged with new energy. •You feel temporarily blocked now. Relationships of all types are activated now and cooperation. compromise. Resistance and challenges from others or hom outside situations suggest this is not a good time to try to force your will and desires onto the w011d. and sense of purpose. You have a natural sense of what the public wants at this time. You may come Into contact with a person who Is espedally creative or Influential in your life. Sun Transits Square Sun You may find It very easy to overdo or work at cross purposes to yourself just now. Why not reserve some time today to celebrate and enjoy yoursetf? There coukt be a window in time Ill at opens now. to be the center ol attention and receive recognition. This is tile beginning of a new year for you. Take a look. Also. . There i s a sense of testing the limits. Clear decisions allectlng others co lAd be made now. per11aps an older person or someone In eut11ority. There could be some tension or sense of opposition requiring compromise or negotiation on your part. Sun Transits Opposition Sun An Important relationship. An opporwnlty for understanding and even growtl1. Sun Transits Sun Tnonsits Conjunct Sun This is the start ol a new year cyde. making insights possible. This can resun In a frustrating and stressful day. vitality. It is a time to appreciate who you are as a unique individual. Relations witl1 men can be especially tense. and adjustments to others· viewpoints are key i ssues that require your attention.

•sextile: Friendship and cooperative endeavors flourish now. and you may even find yourseW pondering a bit on the meaning of life. You can draw a lot of strength and satisfaction from your family and roots now. •Your fee-lings. may come Into focus today. but If all Is not well in !Ills area. of talking and listening. Problems you may have been avoiding In lllese areas are brought Into focus. a productive and potentially satisfying day. Ideas and interaction with authority figures or older people may be in the fore. You can move forward with creative projeas and express yourself more easily and comfortably now.rather Ill an against -the flow should be easy to do. and closest ennotional relationships. You give your home. and Inner life moreattention. calm day that should find everything running in a smooth manner. perhaps a younger person or someone in your near envlronmert. Sun Transits Opposition Moon An important relationship. . You coukf clash with younger people or otd habits. personal l ~e . You feel more quiet and refle<:tive. you will clearly see any diffiCulties or Inadequacies at this time. You achieve a harmonious balance of giving and receiving. You feel at <One with your situation. and desires for closeness and a sense of belonging come to the fore now. Emotions are up. •Trine: Confidence and imer harmony prevail. and you feel a need to be closer to home and to loved ones. emotional needs. Your efforts are well-received at this time. All in all. You are more emotional and subjective than usual. • Key issues now are your home. Your support system (envlronmenO may feel stressed. There could be an emotional overtone to all of this that may require understanding and flexibility on your part.lflfler Plaflet Trans its 339 SUn Transits Sextile or Trine Sun An easy. Sun Transits Conjunct Moon A good day to spend with a loved one. Sun Transits Square Moon You may have a sense of drcumstances wa<klng against you at feel a lack of support and love from those around you. Wol1<ing with . and any social or joint activity will benefit. personal relationships.

for you may appreciate the beauty and value of everything you encounter today. Hard words are possible with an authority llgure or an older person. In particular.. SUn Transits Conjunct Venus Be careful that you donl go on a spending spree. SUn Transits Opposition Mercury You may find yourself somewhat argumentative today. perhaps a short trip or a special phone call Is In order.340 Koow about Transt of Plantts •Tension in your home life.. SUn Transits Sextlle or Trine Meralry New ways to communicate or an easy manner will make (Onversatlons and Interactions go well today. younger people. . WO<ds may be exchanged. and II> Is may be positive or negative. necessitating adjustments and compromises on your part A side of you which is usually hidden or in the background is likely to emerge now. you could disagree with Ideas or find communication with others difficu~ <>r fouled up. You could feel real support and harmony at this time for (ircumstances and those around you. and you are appreciative of your own life and self.home and surroundings. You (Ould find yourself struggling to communicate or being easily misunderstood. in general. exploring new ideas or getting happily lost in a conwrsation.ties that include children. or unresolved emotional tangles are likely to arise now. A dialogue with an older person may take place. Also.. You may dash with someone older or In authority over Ideas. There will be an urge to communicate. and yo. You (OUid feel loving and warm to those around you. SUn Transits Sextile or Trine Moon A nice day that should just flow along. You may feel like talking a bit mO<e than usual. you will do well in acti. SUn Transits Square Mercury Don't be surprised If you are not In top mental gear today. SUn Transits Conjunct Mercury A day for thinking and ideas. You may find yourself mO<e talkative and fadle than otherwise. connkts between work demands and personal needs. For Instance.

Someone older or in authority may be a motivating forte. You might feel love or value for an older person. You want to be the ce<1ter of attention right now. Watch out for over-spending. Your tastes may offend someone older or in authority. Sun Transits Sextile or Trine Venus A very nice day. Sun Transits Square Venus Don't pick out that new car today. because your se<1se of value may be stressed. and you are feeling most vulnerable to how others receive you.-self cast In an opposing position. and this may require presence of mind and real patle<1ce In order to avoid a flare-up.. You could fly off the handle with very litde provocation. with lots of energy and ambition. enjoy this focus on yourself and your wants! Sun Transits Opposition Venus You may come face-tMace today with someone who has very different values than you do.vard with those already in motion. Feelings could run strong. perhaps filled with some renewed appreciation for all that is beautiful and fine. You may enjoy a se<1se of creating your own opportunities. You could find yo . Sun Transits Conjunct Mars A good day. Sun Transits Square Mars Frustration. In particular at llle gut or emotional level. may set today~ mood. and this might require compromise and understanding on your part You may not appreciate authority now.lflfler Plaflet Transits 341 +This is a good day for expressing yourself creatively through relationships or other pursuits. This is the day to start new projects or push for. A sense of value and valuing that may find you lavishing affection on those near you. as you may feel a greater Ill an average need to please or pamper yourself. You may be unable to appreciate or value people and things now. As long as it is done in moderation. especially In getting things accomplished. so exercise some control and be ready for a possible emotional overload. Sun Transits Opposition Mars You may find yoursell at odds with someone today. so you may pay more atte<1tion to your charm and appearance/ mannerisms. .

SUn Transits Opposition Saturn Obstacles to self·disclpllna or to your soose of organization may eppear. Your sense of inner direction i:s good and should lead to opportunities. Or. SUn Transits Conjunct Saturn You may well be reminded of your various responsibilities today. A good time to get down to the nitty·gritty Md take are of some business you have postponed. You may feel like exercising cor getting out and about. Authorities and red tllpe may stand between you and your goals. Emotions are very present but within control. or external events might pile up and be thrust upon you. Someone older or in authority may disapp<ove of your actions or decisions. Your own approach may be frustrated or blocked. SUn Transits Sextlle or Trine J uplter A very lucky day for making plans or decisions and flncing your way tllrough just about any problem you may discover. . You could be frustrated by someone In this regard. Good advice from a guide or older person may be forthcoming. SUn Transits Opposition Jupiter You may find opposition from others today to some plan of action or project of yours. You feel successful and able to cope. It could be hard to figure out the right move. You may f~ frustrated as to where you are headed in life just now. You will find a way around almost any obstacle and are in control and able to guide yourself with ease. A good day. you might find yourself struggling with someone older (an authority) or even with yours~f and goals. Obligations may come to your attention. SUn Transits ConjunctJ uplter A good day to solve problems and make important decisions.342 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn Transits Sextile or Trine Mars A good day to get things done. A meeting wllh someone older or In authority. SUn Transits Square Jupiter Not a great day to make plans or decisions. Good eye-hand coordination and sustained effort make almost any task run well.

Everything may seem to be falling apart and coming unglued. It may be that you feet like getting away from the routine and just doing something different..Inner PlatJet Transits 343 Sun Transits Square sat.lm Today you will be able to tadcle tasks that require real discipline or organization. yourself. You may have some serious or (Ontemplative moments. You could find yourself ignoring llle practical In favour of considering your more eternal prospects for the mome~. Sun Transits Sex tile o r Trine Uranus T ake a little trip. Someone older may stifle you. Sun Transits Conjunct Uranus Today could bring the unexpected or find you In a very unusual mood. Someone older may tend to stifle your freedom. . You may feel that your originality and Independence are stifled or just not available to you. Don1 force things Be patient and let the chaos blow itself oul Clashes with authorities or someone oldl!t over respon~ibilitles are possible. You may want to break that routine and try something new or different right now. A good book or movie mig~ take on added importance.-n It may be hard to organize or persevere today. or get outside today. You find yoursetf in a very practical rrood and working with. Sun Transits Opposition Uranus Someone may oppose you and frustrate your sense of independence today. Sun Transits Sextile or Trine Sab. instead of against. New Ideas and Insights may be slow to come j ust now. be it romantic. or job related. Sun Transits Square Uranus A tough day to solve problems or to look for Insights and solutions. You may discover inslg~s Into day-to-day problems that will be of great value late' Sun Transits Conjunct Neptune Today you may feel very dreamy and imaginative. a friendship. New insights or breakthroughs are possible with authorities or someone older. You may feel squelched or thwalted In a relationship.

find time to help someone. Sun Transits Square Neptune Perllaps an ultra-mundane day. escape. +This may be a disco. It could lift your spirits. or you feel a bit drained. Sun Transits Conjunct Pluto This could be an action-filled day when time seems to slow down as you encounter some of your more sens~lve areas. It is not likely that you will lose yourself in a great book or movie.. especially that related to goals or someone older. Tension of a psychological cor political nature may be present. Donl ask for an){hing. You could fear being deceived or misled. Consider the stars.344 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Sun Transits Opposition Neptune Others may oppose or challenge your own life dreams and imagination. Instead. and you won't fall into the easy tendency to feel sorry for yourself that Ill is aspect often brings. lacking in imagination or much. These days don't come too often.-aging day when things donl quite seem to go your way. You may feel separated and not a part of everything around you. as it is unlikely to be forthcoming. Lay low for more energizing times to come. or you co lAd question the motives of authorities. . Perhaps a good book or movie will take on that more-than·real dimension. such as help. You may find yourself going head·tOohead with someone colder over matters of honesty and integrity. This kind of Intensity and vllnerability points to inner change and growth. ~ any. Sun Transits Opposition Pluto Your own Inner need for change and growth may be threatened by someone older or by circumstances. Sun Transits Sextlle or Trine Neptune let yourself dream today. so don't ignore this opportunity to let your imagination loose. There could be some underhanded cor devious goings-on behind the scenes as well. Minor disappointments or just plain fatigue might hit you like a ton of bricks today. Take a break and don't start any serious new project today.

An authority figure could be hard to connect with now. the senseless. and in a manageable form. You may be in the mood for deep and penetrating conversations or thoughts. Sun Transits Sex tile or Trine Ascendant You may appear very at ease and loose today. Sun Transits Conjunct Ascendant A vital day with much energy and lots of action. llle repetaive. Eoerythlng seems to be working together. You can't seem to get beneath the surface. You may not be able to (Ommunlcate or get yourself across as well as you wish. Sun Transits Opposition Ascendant You may expe<ience opposition to the way you present yourself. Someone could challenge your sense of identity. You could find yourself In the limelight or able to really communicate and get yourself across to others. It may not be possible for you to penetrate to anything remotely meaningful or moving . You tend to reel that your personality l ack. Sun Transits Sextlle or Trtne Pluto Real Insight Into your own inner workings or psychology colAd surface today. or be unable to (Ommunlcate or convey your Ideas. Perhaps a sense of the artificial. You may feel very focused and even a bit radiant.Inner PlatJet Transits 345 Sun Transits Square Pluto A oery superficial day. and you may lind yourself expressive and able to (Ommunlcate well. . Sun Transits Square Ascendant You may lack any real sense of yourself today. You may receive some recognition or spedal attention regarding to your particular skills and abllldes. Sun Transits Conjunct Midheaven A good day for practical ideas and planning about to your work or vocation.s any vitality.

Someone may challenge '" question your authority. You may shine In your partiOJiar job or find that promotion or practical insights come with ease. SUn Transits Sextile or Trine Mid heaven A very good day for job-related events. You may find yourself going against authority or making some rather poor business decisions.346 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn Transits Opposition Midheaven You could experience challenge or even downright opposnion when it comes to matters o/ your job or practical skills. You could represent or speak for your company or communicate about your sl611s. . You may find yourself oriented more to the family and oome at this point SUn Transits Square llllidheaven Perllaps a frustrating day regarding practical or job-related activities.

New attachments or projects may be fonned now. lasting approximately a day. Relations with others tend to flow smoothly now. You are slightly more emotionally exdtable. You take special pride in your lamily. This Is a time of conscious striving. Your vitality gets a little boost and your recuperative powers are bette< than nonnal. roots. The Sun acts to spotlight and illuminate the issues and conditions surrounding a natal planet or point. and home during this period.knowing what you want and working towards getting it. A new cycle that lasts approximately four weeks begins today-so do your best to focus on self-Improvement.spect (])etaifs Transits to Planets and Points in the Natal Chart Sun Transits 01/eNiew: The Sun~ transits to planets and points in the natal chart are relatively brief influences. children. and to avoid taking everything too personally. SUn sexUie Moon You are currently able to handle opportunities well by focusing your energy on constl\lctive activities and goals. The only cautions are to 11y to avoid making decisions that are based on your emotions ol the moment.lflfler Plaflet Transits 347 Cliapter 14 .ft. Sun Transits SUn co!lunct Moon You can benefit now from a more confident manner and Increased certainty about your goals in life. At the root of .

The possibility of some form ol recognition or validation for what you do may come during this brief but effective period. A positive frame of mind does wonders now. Familiarity and con'lort are dominant motivators for you during this period. Sun opposition Moon You take things more personally now. It~ a good time to mend relationship problems and to surround yourself with people. your relationships with others could be strained. and to take steps to take better care of your e<ootional needs. Positive new connections may be made now. Sun trine Moon This Is a time when yO<J handle opportunities that come your way very well. Whims could take hold. This Is a period when you are rrore inclined to be immature or childish if you have not been managing or acknowledging your emotions in a healthy manner to date. contentment. . Achievement Is smooth. Inner restlessness may take yO<J out of your typical routine. Oo your best not to force changes In your life. and less inclined to make rational. You are more excitable than usual. improved relationships. thought-out de<isions. On the negative side.348 Know about Transt of Plantts improved relationships are yO<Jr inner confidence. and you might find you have to push yourseff harder to achieve the same results yO<J would on other days of the month. This Is a good time to uncover Issues of emotional UIYest that have been bubbling vnder the surface. and issues that have been stewing beneath the surface reveal themselves now. This is not an ideal time for new enterprises or undertakings. You are more inclined to become •stressed out" now and more inclined to catch a cold D< to feel slightly under the weathe' Relationships with others may be strained for the time being. Favourable trends In your domestic or professional affairs may be nOIIceable. 1 f you are having problems on the domestic frnn~ they are magnified now. Circumstances and others tend to be less supportive than usual. You could be feeli~ less vigorous than usual or more stressed. Sun square Moon This is a brief period in which emotional frustrations or sl!lbacks are more like to occu' Relationship problems that arise now likely have their roots In emotional unrest and some contusion between what you want to do and what you think you should do. and balance. Recuperative powers are Increased.

gradfying circumstances are highlighted. such as a meditation ritual . however big or small. This is the actual date and time of your Solar Rett. Challenges you face now are actually quite revealing If you look at tlle<n as learning experiences. this can be a time in which you arrive at increased seff·understanding of your innermost needs and wants.. Make this day an excellent one. Sun square Sun You might find you have to push a little harder during this transit !han you normally would. and you feel charged with new energy. but particularly on professional levels or with those in charge. The steps you take today determine your path for the next year. ..pushing your agenda on others Is unlikely to do anytlllng except cause friction. perhaps through some form of recOC)nWon.. Increased vitality and self-confidence come from a sense of peace on both body and spirit levels. Battles of will could occur now. Sun cor1 . You receive some sort of boost to your ego and confidence.AsJ>«l Oetals 349 You might find that you attract challenging situations simply because you are overreacting emotionally. Sun sextile s . This is a good period for dealing with others in general.pas or hiccups.ll1. Others could be mirroring parts of you that you have been denying. You are likely to feel energetically supported by otlle<s and by life's circumstances. Do what you can to avoid making entirely emotionally-driven decisions. Don't stress or strain. and sense of purpose. Obstacles in your path tend to arrive now.. and where you want your life to head. as the energies you feel today can be somewhat ol a •stamp• for the year ahead. Sun trine Sun This Is a period when ego. You may wish to do something spedal at tl'is hour. How you handle today impacts the kind of year you have ahead of you.ct Sun It's time to celebrate as a new solar cycle begins. Concentrate on what you want from your life. Managed well. Self·expression flows smoothly without social faux. vitality. TI'Os is the beginning of a new year for you. although you are capable ol turning them Into positive energy. Pay close attention to your overall mood as well as to any insigl'ls you have now.

You are unlikely to feel on top of your game now. Sun cor1 unct Mercury You are espedally sharp.350 Koow about Transt of Plantts Sun opposition SUn This is a time of the year when you are more likely to catch a cold or to feel under the weather. Because irs easy to rationalize your behaviour. even if your nature is not especially forthright. Transportation and movement. You tend to say what you think now. communicate. but also quite ea. you find It easier than usual to rationalize your own behaviour and that of others. Dealing with details may be necessary now. others could find you self·absotbed forthe time being. Irs a favourable dme lor solving problems. It'S an eJ<Ce41ent time for taking tests or presenting your Ideas. For the most part. You may have a hard time concentrating on any one subject. Sun square Mercury Circumstances are such that you need to adapt and adjust. as your wants are aligned with your thoughts. corrmunicative. and generally ill at ease. you are sharp and generally on the ball. you are on the to do. so don1 push matters. unappredated. Sun sextlle Mercury During this transit. Either you are easily distracted or a whole slew of information aOO demands are thrown upon you at once. It would be wise to take the time to listen to what others have to say. take time for rest and n~laxation. Instead. Your opinions and thought processes are generally well -received and appreciated now. it's a favourable time to wool< on Improving your skills. and/or run a number of errands. Intellectually. are issues nr:M. Circumstances are such that you need to adap~ adjust. it's an excellent period lor Improving your skills and for opening up discussions on topics that you normally might sidestep. in general. deal with nagging details. Tensions with others can come from a rack of self-confidence or a sudden awareness ol unfulfilled wishes and goals. Keep In mind that what you say or write now has l mpac~ for belter or for worse! As well. Review your goats and revise them if need be. and open at this time. and you could come across as an *open book"' now. You tend to think and act automatically. or travel. It may be ¢hallenging to get in touch with what you tnA y want to do as you tend to live in your brain rather than your heart for the time being. Nervous tension is a potential by-product. .

"All things Venus• are brought to your attention. material wants. You might make some social contacts that benefit your care<!r or life direction. and convlHI1ications of all kinds are favoured. women (Ould figure prornlnenUy In your life during this period. As long as It Is done In moderaUon.romantic feelings. launching a mental pursua or comrt'<Jnications project or going on a short trip. Improving your skills also comes naturally and easily. to name a few. SUn cor1 unct Venus This transit stimulates your love nature. watch out for over-spending. Pleasurable activities are emphasized. you could fe<!l slighted as a result of others misunderstanding what you communkate or get offended over a difference of opinion.ransactions. and pleasurable activities. and you are feeling more vulnerable to how othe<s receive you. and relaUonshlps with othe<s tend to be gratifying and . presenting your work or ideas. You may experience anxiety or worry over mundane affairs. Taldng tests. Try to avoid a tendency to look at matte<s with a negative perspective-It doesn't help! New ideas or projects inaiated now may not come to fr\Jilion. It's best not to schedule tests or presentations now.AsJ>«l Oetals 311 SUn trine Mercury You can translate your thoughts into actions readily nowdecisiveness helps you to say what you think and think what you say. A change of mind down the road is likely. so you may pay special attention to your charm and appearance or mannerisms. You want to be the center of attention right now. This is a good day for expressing yourself creatively through relationships or other can too easily misrepresent yoursetf with what you say or write now. Take care in your personal and professional communications. SUn opposition Mercury This could be a time of nervous tension due to overactive or upset schedules. as you may feel a greater than average need to please or pamper yourself. and relatlonsl"lps with females are generally smooth and pleasing. As well. Others tend to value your opinions and ideas under the inftuence ol this transit. making plans. as you can easily ove<!ook important facts or find that you are easily distracted. It's a favourable period for business t. enjoy this focus on yourself and your wants I SUn sexttle Venus Some social networking Is likely to occur now.

lonely or frustrated feelings that might arise now are likely a reflection of your own Inne< discontent. Pushing it won't solve any problems. assertion. How you handle the enE!{Qy at your disposal is the key to the kinds of outcomes you11experience. This Is a time of much enthuslasm.\Jre well. If you find yourself lashing out at others. Financial matters are generally favoured. With the Sun placing Its spotlight on Marsthe planet that rules anger. Your personal charm is natural and well-received now. at least for the time being. Disagreements that may crop up now tend to be about differences in principles or matters of personal style. Acting on things you have only entertained on a mental level is probable. Although there are better transits for p~nal magnetism than this one. Sun opposition Venus Ego reactions to feeling may be under appreciated are qlite possible now. In fact. You're not going to walt for anyone now. Expressing yourself creatively through relationships or other pleasurable pursuits Is favo. and search for a creative solution for your Inner dissatisfaction. sexuality. Sun cortl. This lranslt rids you of Inhibitions.l'lct Mars This is one of your most courageous and animated periods of the year.ght be partiC\Jiarly irrilated by others' behaviour now. Sun trine Venus This is a pleasing influence for harmonious contact with others and for prosperity in gene<al. . but that problems encountered now could be a reflection of your own inner discontent Do your best to control yearnings for more than what you have.3S2 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets agreeable. or uiYeasonably stressed out. Getting In touch with what Is making you feel down could help you to solve problems now. This Is not the best time for ego stroking on social and romantic levels. arguing.. This is not the best time to ask for what you want. You may not appreciate how others are handling your just now. Sun square Venus ~onsider You m. 1t~ an excl!llent period for negotiations and smoothing over of differences. and competitivenessyou can learn much about your desire nature and how you handle anger. making this a good time to be amongst people. then you know you haven't been monnglng your desire nai.-ed now. you do tend to easity attract positive attention and drcumstances now.

and your more passionate nat\Jre comes to the fore. then you know you arc not handling your desire nature efficiently and you should make necessary changes. You could be a little too eager to impress others with an aggressive or Inappropriate Instance. Sun tline Mars You are living life with spirit just now. Sun sextlle Mars You are able to creatively solve problems and to instinctively take action when necessary under the Influence of this transit. As long as you channel lhls excess energy constructively. to apply your confidence and energy to something constructive.!l energetically supported by the clrwmstances of your l ~e and by the people around you now.AsP«l Decal s 313 use the blast ol energy constructively by tackling projects tt>at require a lot of drive and physical starrina. and your energy and vitality are strong. Even things like heavy housework. You are drawn to physical activity. no matter what the season! You could find yourself driven by a restless desire to do something. Stress Is eased as you feel confident about your abilities and your judgment You are more able to assert yourself without rubbing people the wrong way just now.. you can accomplish much. This trans~ whets your sexual appet~ . I t~ time to take the initiative. gardening. In fact your enthusiasm Is well-received. increases spontaneity and courage. and acting spontaneously. You might find that you stand up for yourself or your prindples. You are progress-oriented. Thisis a period in whkh you are living spiritedty. Orcums. but w~hout a well·dcfincd goal. and if you are involved in a competitive event. or a trip to the gym will do you well. You can easily rub people the wrong way and Instigate conflicts.tances spur you Into action. and helps you to let go of some of your inhibitions. 1 f this transit plays out as bursts of anger and frustration. Effective decision-making is possible now. "'ou are bound to fe. Instead of decisive action. Sun square Mars You have "spring fever" now. you are more likely than usual to ~ome out a winner. It's a good time to take the initiative and to act on things that you'Ve only IJeen thinking about doing. indulging your desires without going overboard. you tend towards Impulsive actions ond get yourself into needless arguments. . The natural confidence that you exude during this transit doesnt come across as offensive. or you may find yourself competing with others In unhealthy ways. Instead of wasting your time arguing. Your more passionate naMe comes to the fore.

could arise now. Confidence comes from a stronger sense of who you are and the principles you represe<>t.. You may be particularly generous. frustrated. Some form of recognition or distinction Is possible now. You could find your. A tendency to fly off ltle handle characterizes this transit.. educational. If you do know what you want. and you could receive glft. You may be especially sociable.elf feeling thwarted. It's favourable for marketing. good will. This is likely due to the fact that you are not in touch with what it is you really want at this time.3S4 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn opposition Mars careless or impulsive behalliour can be a problem under this transit. and. or restless. SUn sextlle Juplter This transit represents hopefulness. and advertising. but are unlikely to yield desired results. and Increased influence. You feel more generous. with your generous attil. SUn coo. and your style Is dramatic. due to inner tension between your will and performance. It's hard to find satisfaction or a sense of peace at lllis time. seek out the "bigger and better•. You may feel decidedly •out of sorts".s or rewards. People In high places can be generous to your cause. Your goal now Is to Improve. This Is not an especially sexual energy-you are more inclined to philosophize and seek out bigger and better experiences. This transit also favours legal. Watch also for llasty actions that colld result in minor injury or stress. publishing.\lde and concern for others· well·being. tolerant. and cultural endeavours. and so forth. You seek a larger range of experience. you mig/It just get Ill em! This Is a good time to take steps to grow something-your business. your signfficant relationshifl6. and perhaps indiscriminately so. You may gain honour or distinction in some way. This transit suggests you now have a stronger sense of who you are and the principles you represe~. Conflicts with superior. Your actions are benevolen~ your attitude is enthusiastic. . The realization of a long· term goal may come now. This Is an excellent time to begin a self-Improvement program. Wlct Juplter Vitality Increases now as your confidence In your effectiveness builds. as well as any self-promotion activities. religious. how to go about getting it doesn1 come naturally to you right now. You might hunger for increased recognition and respect. and generous. and sociable under this influence.

You want more than what rwndane existence offers. Over· optimism can lead to losses or waste. There can be a tendency to go overboard and to indulge in extravagances. Your enthusiasm Is boundless. Arrogant. and so forth. The desire for something "bigger and better. creative projects. Enthusiasm runs high.could take hold now. and you are Inclined to take the high road In your dealings with others. or the desire tor more freedom to explore new possibilities. Avoid boasting and indiscriminate generosity. Channeled well. and cooperation comes easily. however big or small. Your mood may be elevated. Watch that you don't overestimate your capabllldes now. or extravagant behaviour could figure now. however. Overestimation and exaggeration are possibilities. boastful. Avoid promising more than you can deliver. can amount to restlessness if you don't know what ~ is you want. could arise now. and have a desire to Improve and learn. Optimism and confidence are basic elements in the energy of this transit. . either in your own attitude or In the circumstances and people you attract now. and you are motivated by a desire to impress others. wasteful. Sun trine Juplter This lnftuence represents growth and expansiveness. Sincerity and honesty works best for you now. all things equal. marriage. education. Take care that you don1 throw practical (Onsiderationsoutthe window. this energy can represent creative power. Sun opposition Juplter COnflicting urges with regards to what you think you shoul<l do and what you want to do can be frustrating now. but avoid throwing practical considerations out the window In your pursuit.AsP«l Decal s 311 Sun square Jupiter You may feel vague restlessness and discontent w~h lite as it is. You are more aware of moral Issues. as you are unlikely to be able to follow through on yourpromises. This could be a period In which you realize a long·term goal. This Is generally a good lime to schedule new beginnings In business. Health and vitality are strong. but perhaps too rwch. An opportunity ro take a trip or to embark on an adventure. The desire to experience something new. but somewhat unstable as the source of your enthusiasm may not be based on reality. personal retationships. You are more willing to take a risk or two.

Avoid launching new projects. but one in which you feel grounded and stable. You could feel blocked by circumstances or by others. Your outlook is serious and realistic. thus you could feel sapped on a physical level. shouldering responsibilities. SUn sextile Satum This is perhaps an unglamorous time. It's too easy to feel discouraged. unless It motivates you to get back on your feet. you could be downright crankyl This is not your most attractive time of the year. particularly finandal ones. for the lime being. making new commitments to old goals. mature. If handled poorly. we<t< on a new plan for creating order in your IWe. and you could easily resent others' interference.. ProducUvlty may be slow. Se~·restraint is characteristic of tills inftuence. as progress may be slow. but it's steady. Sacrifices may be necessary now. You may feel overw011<ed. or on an old project that requires a new c:ommitment. but your effolts to measure up to . alternatively. you might wekome some disdpline into your life. Gratitude lsn1 fOithcornlng right now. or circumstances are such that you are required to show your more competent and responsible side. You may crave more privacy and solitude now. However.3S6 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn co. so you might want to avoid scheduling s~-prornoUon or pe<sonally impo~ant events during this period. This could mark the stalt of a big. rather than grudgingly so. You feel the constraints ol time and you are motivated by the desire to manifest tangible results. As you face obstacles to your goals. long-lasting project. and making careful use of your resoll'ces could feed your need for structll'e and order in your lffe. 1t's ·nose to the grindstone· time. Irs easy to stick to a specffic task and make headway. Serious matters may grab your attention now. The ambitious side of your personality comes to the fore.unct Satum This is a time when you are called upon to "get real". Contact with older. Instead. you begin to see the tools you have to overcome them A heavy dose of realism seems forced upon you dUrlno this Influence. or more experienced people could be significant now. SUn square Saturn It's hard to satisfy your ego today. but remember til at dlscouragomentls a major time waster. Emotional energy Is not enough to fuel you for the time being. You are happily se~-reliant now. You may find yourself in a position ol responsibility. You might have to face failures or inadequacies. so it~ best to wait It out rather than waste energy letting It get to you.

You have common sense at your disposal.. SUn trine sat. This Is usually a time to join with groups and/ or to become a group leader. This influence is a sombre one.. SUn coil unct Uranus Anew personal cycle of Independence. and change begins. and in life itself coukt put a damper on your initiatives. or sell· promotion efforts during this period. This could be a good time to make a lasting investment II concurrent inftuences are favourable. You have an opportunity to shine lor what makes you unique. unusual. but irs steady. Practical. when progress appears to be minimal it at all. A heavy dose of realism seems forced upon you now. Restlessness and a need lor change Is Indicated. You are willing to look reality in llle eye and to take responsibility tor your lffe. SUn opposition sat. when nobody seems to extend llleir hand to you.n Your confidence may be undermined by feelings of doubt pessimism. You feel grounded and stable right now. when you need to go" alone and you could feel resentlul lor~! Life doesn1 seem to be playing in your style. but your efforts to measure up to expectations can ultimately increase your confidence in your ability to be responsible tor yourself. Lack of faith in yoursetf.onally significant activ~les. Your respect for authority is natural and helps superiors to look upon you favourably. . Encountering obstacles to progress and inhibitions In your own attitude are prominent under this Influence. and metaphysical subjects. You are more Inclined to accept and appreciate all that Is new. in others. professional. You could be plagued by a feeling of not being good enough. It~ also an easy time to make new friends. It's easy to stick to a spedfic task and make headway. you might want to avoid scheduling per. Productivity may be slow. computers. Because this is one of your less attractive and magnetic periods of llle year.AsJ>«l Oetals 3S7 expectations can ultimately increase your confidence in your ability to be responsible for yoursett. There Is a need to be creative and unique In your expression ot sell. progressiveness.. You simply won't stand lor restrictions now I Your ego Is awakened and you seek new ways to express yourself. and avant garde. this one doesn't feel very good. and business matters come to the fore. job Interviews. This transit gives a g~en light tor matters concerning llle media. This is a time when others don't seem to notice your efforts. This inlluence is a sombre one.. '" feelings of guilt just now.. Atthough the~ is a positive side to every aspect while in happening. as Ill is Is a time or self·dlscovery.

You can find creative solutions to problems now. they {Ould stimulate you to try new approaches and they certainly act to rut lloredom. Sun square Uranus You can't expect much of anytl"lng when the transiting Sun squares Uranus. major decisions for the time being. you might take the wrong turn. Whether irs doing something entirely new or an adventure In self·dlscovery. except for the unexpected! Disrupted routines and plans figure now. stereotyped. This can get you into hot water with others. You are seeking out colour for your me now. but avoid making hasty. Flexibility Is the key to success at this time. Sun opposition Uranus The urge for personal freedom and self·expression is paramount now. You feel tl1e need for actiOI\ but if you don' know where you're headed. You migl'i find yourself thrust into new-pe<llaps thrilling-experiences. Sun tttne Uranus An original . and you refuse to conform. Flexibility is the key to success under this inlluence.3S8 Koow about Transt of Plantts Suddel\ unexpected events can happen out ol the blue. Perhaps irs your willingness to adapt to nf!W d1tumstances. unique approach to life Is In order with this transit. this transit stimulates fresh and lively energy In your life. experiment with new possibilities. Unexpected changes In plans or events can test your patience. or Invent a new way of doing things. and others seem to appreciate your quirks and idiosyncRashies. or (Ommonplace. This transit could offer you the drive to do something new. and you simply won1 stand for anything routine. and works to your benefit. However. one In which taking advantage of unusual or unconventional oppO<tun~ies may reap rewards. . Your wants are somewhat unstable and changeable. however. and pleasant changes are in store. ideas. which help to stimulate the adoption ol new approaches. This can be a time when others notice a sparkle in your eye and find you endearingly {lever and witt)< Sun sextile Uranus There's a noticeable sparkle In your eye now. and unfamiliar situations that gets you just the right attention. You could make some creative changes and discoveries. This Is a dynamic and exciting period. and you n-Ight feet a bit out of control. It~ a good time to join organizations and groups and to attend meetings or social events.

Sun square Neptune This may be a discouraging day when things don't quite seem to go your way. You make judgments intuitively and instinctually. Concentrating on artistic or spiritual pursu~ Is better than focusing on things that require straightforward. You may have a hard time defining your actions and yo IX goals. and Inspiration. and charitable acts now will serve to lift your spirits like no drug can. and you might react impatiently. confusion. It could lift your spirits. This is a good time for setf· improvement programs or efforts. escapism.unct Neptw. Imagination. such as help. Sudden changes of plans can happen now. Important appolntme<>ts. deceptive or victim-saviour behaviours. probably because your 1\unches are more likely to be correct and you are "tuned in".l nstead.e You're at the right place at the right time.e You are extremely sens~ive to the moods and undercurrents around you during this tran~ ..the choice is yours. Negative expressions of this influence include vague worries. or the tendency to fictionalize your life. Sun sextile Neptw. It can be dlfflc\Jit knowing where or how to direct yoll' W illpower under this Influence.AsJ>«l Oetals 319 and you can send off some real mixed signals. Instinctual judgment is enhanced under this Influence. you might consider that you are attracting these situations because of a desire for a roore glamorous life. and you won't fall into the easy tendency to feel sorry lor yourself that this aspect oflen brings. or launches of new projects at this dme. Sun co. You might find yourself inspired dUring this cransit. This is a time of flexible morals. find time to help someone. Pay attention to the dreams and Insights that come Into your life now. factual thinking today. Lay low for more energizing times to come. perhaps temporarily losing sight of reality and reason. as it is unlikely to be forlhcomlng. Avoid such things as scheduling surgery. You can also choose to view changes in your routine as beneficial and exciting . Don1 ask for anything. or when you feel a bit drained. . job Interviews. If you find yourself being misled by others or by circumstances now. Minor disappointments or just plain fatigue might hit you like a ton of bricks today. Increased spiritual awareness. Take a break and don1 start any serious new project today. It~ also a challenge knowing where you stand with others.

You benefit most now from strategy and perhaps keeping things to yourseW tor the time being. Instinctual j udgment is enhanced under this influence. You ere In the position to gain some personal power. SeW·dlscovery Is the name of me game. Your willpower i s low as you tend to stray from your goals and temporarily lose focus. and eharitable acts now will serve to lift your spirits like no drug can. taxes. or even disturbing siiUatlons Is likely due to an inner need for more glamour in your life. Opportunities to find or renew something you had don't have to reveal all that~ on your mind. You benefit now from strategy and keeping things to yourself for the time being-you don't have to reveal your sources. as you feel somewhat wijhout direction and less able to face everyday realities.360 Know about Transt of Plantts Sun trine Neptune You're at tile right place at the right time-very cool. Sun sextile Pluto Research brings rewards now. You rright solve a mystery or find that you're rewarded for a past deed now.keep your eye out for opportunUies. Some people find lost items or uncover resources-material or otherwise.i on Neptune It's easy to get lost in fantasy at this time. The need to gain more control over your life motivates you to greater heights. Sun opposit. Sun co!lunct Pluto You are strong· willed and focused under this Influence. and do look beyond appearances. This is a good influence for shared resources. You may be feeling inspired. but Is best avoided for good . insurance. This is probably because your hunches are more likely to be correct and you are "tuned in· to energy levels beyond the mundane. confusing.under the Influence of this tra nsit A "Eureka' can occur now. new business. and to gain some power are available now. It's difficult to formulate-or stick to-clear goals during this transit Attracting unusual. You have the energy and drive to accomplish things today. Misconceptions abound. This is not a good time for any financial undertaking or formal agreement so plan accordingly. Sun square Pluto A tendency to want to control your life through some form of manipulation Is strong during this lnlluence. This is a good time for self-improvemert programs or efforts. and accounting.

You are fOI'Ward·looking and situations arise that make you hungoy for growth and direction. . There is an inner drama taking place now. The need to make changes in your life that will further your psychological development arise. SUn trine Pluto A little goes a long way now. infantile rage is possible. You are more dedsive than usual. and a feeling that external circumstances are undermining your own feeling of powerfulness. 1 mpatience wijh rules and compulsiveness are shadow energies of Ill is transit. however. This transit sometimes suggests making new contact with a male or with an authority figure. however. You may feel on edge. SUn opposition Pluto The Sun in dynamic aspect to Pluto suggests willfulness and dealing with issues of power and competition.AsJ>«l Oetals 361 results. You are able to get to the bottom of ltlings. but you could be too insistent. but should be avoided fOI' best resu ~s. A tendency to want to control your life through some fOI'm of manipulation is strong during this influence. you may be able to get In touch with your Internal motivations. In the process. and you can discover resources you never knew you had in the process. Avoid beating a dead hOI'Se and attempting to force matters that should naturally take time to unfold. I nsubOfdination and abuse of power may be part of the picture now. Others cooperate with you. SUn co!lunct Node This Is a time when you may connect with O!hers who share a common Interest. In extreme cases. and your ability to concentrate and focus help you achieve what you set out to do. volatile. The urge to gel to the bottom of matters is with you. SUn sextlle and trine Node Contacts with others are easy and natural now. or even threatened. Meeting with obstacles In your path. You might uncover information or material items that help further your goals. This is a very positive aspect for starting a money-making endeavour or a new project (all things equaf). can fOI'ce you into llle position of using all of your resources to fight back. Meeting with obstades in your path. You stand to gain some personal power or influence. can fOI'ce you Into the position of using all of your resources to fight back. and you can discover resources you never knew you had in the process. and circumstances are such that you have a feeling ol growth end direction.

. meeting Individuals who are or will be Important players. needs. Il ls your choice whether you want to compromise or go solo. Praise may be forthcoming. Dealing wtth superiors i s a breeze now. overlooked. You could have problems relating to superiors. Whether or not this occurs. SUn cor-t unc:t Ascendant Shl ne brlghUyl This yearty transit sometimes brings recognition for a personal achievement. SUn o pposition Ascendant ·Expect significant encounters. taking each person's tastes. The focus Is on relationship. balance. However. SUn sexUie and trine Ascendant You possess strong presence and generally feel confi<lent about who you are and how others are receiving you now. There may be some friction and adjustments needed. and attitudes. styles. Feeling slighted. and personal agendas into account. Others may praise you or recognize some of your better qualities today. at least for the moment. the attention that you receive is unlikely to be very positive for the time being. and your vitality may be on the low side. arcumstances are such that you feel awkward about changes that seem thrust upon you. SUn opposition Node A connection wtth someone from your past co lAd be made today. Situations arise that make you more aware of old patterns.362 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets SUn square Node You may be in a position in which you need to cooperate w~h others llut feel uneasy doing so. SUn square Ascendant You should watch that you don't come on too strong today and attract confli ct with others. or mlwnderstood could lead you to seek out atte<1tion now. and you co lAd win at a game or competitiOI\ if applicable. but lndudlng 111e other makes for a fuller picture. you radiate stre<1gth and have increased personal presence now. habits.

Financial gains. to sllow some style. This Is an Ideal time to express what you really want. because you need a guiding light and something to shoot for.s well..AsP«l Decal s 363 Sun co. Financial losses. Baclc up your words with action. This Is not a good lime to seek favours from those In power. The focus is on personal integrity and honour. Making a dWference in me world. go tor your personal best! Father figures or lllose In a position to help you further your alms are encouraging and receptive to what you propose... You may find yourself going against authority or making some rather poor business decisions. Someone may challroge or question your authority. and let the world know who you are. Sun tl1ne Mcl>eaven 'The force Is with you. Walt for this to pass. You could repreSI!flt or speak for your company or communicate about your skills. being known for who you are. Sun sextlle Mldheaven •A very good day for job·related evrots.en ·Perhaps a frustrating day regarding practical or job· related a<tivlies. You may find yourself oriented more to the . and mind directed towards personal success and social accomplishment. professional advancement. standing for something. Sun opposition llllicl>eaven •You could experience challenge or even downright opposition when it comes to matters ol your job or praCUcal skills. and the attainment of some kind of Increase in status are possible. This is a good time to get body. Whoever is your personal star or hero figures into all of this a. f\Jrthering your personal aims and aspirations. loss of position. A good day for practical ideas and planning about to your work or vocation. You may shine in your particular job or find that promotion or pracUcal lnslghts come with ease. Self·absorptlon and a lack of consideration tor others can bring you Into disfavour with superiors or other Influential poople during this brief lnfluroce. soul. and expect success. or professional frustration are possibilities. or receiving public appreciation for yoor contribution is featured now... Sun square Micl>. You may receive some recognition or special attention regarding to your particular skills and abilities.unct Mcl>eaven •Visibility. low prestige. A(cept attention graciously. follow lllrough with a solid effort.

and to "Stop to smell the roses·. Your needs are aligned with your wants rlghl now. Moon Transits to Natal Planets & Points Moon col'\lunct SUn Your personal New Moon is a time of new beglnrlngs. You may be thinking about past successes or failures and how those influence what you aim for now. You act with more (Onfldence than usual. You could experience an Improvement In your family affairs or domestic (ircumstances. This is an Ideal time to establish Inner peace and balance. which Improves your relallonsl'lps with others and with your own body and splril This Is a good lime to heal. and you naturally attract support from others and/or positive experiences that contribute to your S<Jccess. people in authority. they are quite important whe<> electing a date for a special event. Moon sextlle SUn This transit oilers you increased clarity derived from a feeling that what you want and what you need are In harmony.364 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets family and home at this point. relationship. Things seem to play in your style. . as well as your business pursuits. so you don't have to stress or strain. There may be some friction betwee<> your will and someone else's and a need to humble yourself in order for things to proceed. to clear your mind. Your gut Instincts tend to serve you well now. Without eve<> trying. and irs an opportune time to make a few resolutions. you are likely to draw attention to yourself or to receive support. Moon Transits 01/erview Because the Moon moves around the zodiac so quickly (completing a cycle in approximately 28 days). or attitude change. transits of the ~loon are truly •transitory•. The inner harmony you experience now is reflected in your outer experience and contributes to your personal success. or father figures are featured today. Relations with me<>. However. They are brief In duration and not as meaningful and signfficant as outer planet transits. You could experience some change or undergo inner changes that stimulate a new undertaking. Your Intentions and actions harmonlll!. Seek wirrwin situations. as they are not underrrined by fears or Insecurities. You are more willing to cooperate.

AsP«l Decals 365 Moon square Sun You may become aware of a conflict betwee<l what you want and what you need. Moon trl ne Sun It's easy to put your best face forward and to cooperate with others because you are not having corllict on the inside. as thert! Is a basic between yoor Instincts and what you feel you should do. and ll1en worlc towards finding solutions. The harmony that you feel between your body and spirit allows you to act more 1\ollstlcally and purposefully. It Is harder to get support from others due to yoor own Inner struggle. There could be a notkeable discrepancy between the demands of your personal life and what is expected of you at work. If this transit occurs during the nigh~ you sleep better. You should be aware that your current state of mind can (in an indirect way} determine much aboot how you will be . What you do and what you feel are In harmony. and you benefit from this clarity. or it can spur you into finding answers to problems-the choice is yours! You may feel slightly out of step 0< out of synchrooal. Arriving at decisions isharder now because you feel torn between choices. Even if you are not aware of this inner imbalance. which could make you edgy. Examining lxld dreams can help you understand what is bothering you. decislon·maklng Is Improved. Try to avoid over·reacting. Moon opposition Sun Oeclslon·maklng can be challenging right now. You art! expressing yoorself more genuinely. ~onfllct Moon conjunct Moon This transit marks the start of your personal lunar month. as it will get you nowhert!. and yoo are l't!celved well as a result. it ~ould cause some tensions or feelings of being unsupported by othe<s or by circumstances In ~ur life. If this transit occurs during the nigh~ yoo could have a restless sleep. Use this dynamic ene<gy to identify areas of your life that are not serving your greater purpose. You may become aware of a conflict between ll1e demands of your pe<sonal life and yoor professional life. This can cause ypu to be provocative with others. Inner i mbalance between your body and your spirit can wreak a little havoc on your personal relationships. Use the dynanic energy of this transit to identify problems in order to find solutions to them. instead of harping on what is going wrong in yoor life or taking it out on others. You are emotionalty charged now. As well. fo'linor problems in relationshipsare more likety during this transit.

and tor tending to domestic affairs with general success. as a feeling of familiarity is a deep need. You are unlikely to break the routine tor 111e time being. or it can create opportunities for you to exl)<ess yourseW to others· llle choice is yours. Irs P<Obably best to avoid new Initiatives on 111e domestic front as well as business changes. Occasionally. Moon sextile Moon It is easier for you to get in touch wrt:h your feelings and to recognize your inner resources now. Family and financial affairs should run smoothly. and property deals. Relationships will> sigrlficarl women in your life may be especially prominent now. all such llllngs. Decisions made now. Feelings of contentment and a generally good mood help you to deal will> changes effortlessly. AS such. and pull out the feelings that support yolK larger goals. which can negatively influence your health. Your personal popularity Is at peaks. You are more sensitive and responsive Ill an you are typically.366 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets feeling in the morlh ahead. and emotional ~onnections fuel your spirit now more Ill an usual. frieOOs and assodates may burden you. This is a good time for all domestic things for bridging emotional gaps with family members. Feeling emotionally at odds with others will pass soon enough. but could very well conflict with the demands of your personal life. "'ou are more receptive and are more able to rely on your Instincts. This Is a good time for making business decisions. avoid taking little upsets to heart. reach into your self. may not be sound. This can be a time of heightened yet manageable emotions. Moon opposition Moon Emotional desire Is strong. Investing. Familiarity. make it as positive as you can. A feeling of contentment and satisfaction can lead to lnettia. Moon square Moon Minor forced changes to yoor routine or habits may upset you now. This can indicate a brief l)<!riod when you are not as popular as you nonnally are. Tempera mentality is your worst enemy for llle time being. Sporlaneity is the key to success right now. You may be feeling stressed or unsupported. New friends could be made. For now. this Influence brings you before the public In some manner. and indedsion keeps you from making good financial or business decisions. a sense of belonging. Feeling em01ionally out of step . Moon trine Moon Your emotions are stable with this influence. Honour your feelings. if you can come to any conclusions at all.

Conversations or thoughts about the past are featured now. You are at your most per5uaslve. What you say may be a misrepresentation of your true feelings and emotions. Hold off on mal<ing business decisions or embat1cing on new projects on the domestic front. You express your feelings In an honest way. Moon conjooct Mercury Imagination is brought to your communications and your mental pur5uits. you may ea~ly get caugM up in rerrinisce. Your rea<:tions are presen~y strongly emotional. miscommunications. and your ideas and thougMs flow smoothly. whether it~ a new connection or simply a boost to an existing relationship. Conversations are warm and heart-to-hearts could be on the agenda. and sharing. and you are likely to be preoccupied with personal matters. As well. car and other ttanSI)Ortatlon troubles. It~ a strong Influence for negotiation. You are more Inclined towards personal communications. and communications. and common Interests with your loved ones are the most likely topic. You may take a trip down memory lane.-neys! Lei the strong emotions pass rather than harp on them. Your mind is more receptive and alert tllan usual. Connections could be made or enhanced with younger people. and it is easy for events or for people to trigger resenbnents or buried emotions. Moon sextlle Mercury Tljs lnlluence brings Imagination to your mental pur5uits. Moon square Mercury Don't sweat the small stuff. and there might be some minor troubles with younger people or siblings. and you may find yourself espeoally busy and curious. Your memory is particularly sharp. It takes extra effort for you to understand . are more likely now than usual..AsJ>«l Decals 367 with others may not get the better of your spirits for the time being. Seeking advice could be a theme now. end dealing with red tape. you're in the position to make wonderful connections. as well as computer glitches. You could encounter delays In business. whether you are the one tooking for it. but perhaps too scattered to concentrate for very long on any particular subject. social discourse. This Is an espeoally favourable transit for public speaking and presenting your Ideas with flair. In business terms. trading. With your heart and head cooperating with each other. A positive connection to a younger pel'50n may be made now. or others are turning to you for answers. but it rrightnot be the most pleasant ofjo. What feels right clashes with logic right now.

You're less likely to be objective and prone to changing your mind frequently. so do what you can to avoid scheduling negotiations. but pleasing and perhaps a little self-indulgent. and anything that brings more beauty and harmony to yoUl life is favoured.368 Koow about Transt of Plantts cothers. advertising. and other minor mishaps Involving getting from point A to point 8 and communicating effectively occur. and you could have ll1e chance to Improve your personal relationships. Your mind is espedally alert and perceptive. Being pampered and pampering are desires. test-taking. and other communications now. and articulating your feelings without upsetting anyone comes ea~ly. This Is an affectionate and friendly influence. You may be talkative. 1rs easier than usual to flaunt your lalents without even trying. studying.not wild or e>«:iting. Avoid getting stressed out over the little things. You are in a more sodable frame of mind. writing. Honesty will get you everywhere. Moon opposition Mercury Minor disagreements. trades. missing the bus. or they to understand you. you could be communicating with an air of defensiveness. and public speaking. so take advantage and open up the lines of communication with others. and your memory retentive. Capture your ideas on paper so that you can use them to Improve your pe~nal affairs and business at a later date. If you need to. schedule negotiations. Your personal popularity moves up a notch. because you may not be received as well. or contract-signing now. and sometimes this can marie ll1e start ol a new friendship or love affair. promoting. public relations Initiatives shotAd be postponed. . especially over domestic matters. but not necessarily saying much! Little disturbances colring from the outside are likely more a reflection of your own nervousness and sensitivity to the emotional -weather" around you. are more likely than usual now. so it wotAd be better to postpone important decision·making. Also. Moon conjunct Venus You are more approachable during this transit. This Is a time when things like the car breaking down. lost emalls. Moon trine Mercury Your head and your heart agree with one another now. It can be hard to stick to the facts and to remain ( lear-headed under this Influence. An invitation to a pleasurable event or activity is possible. This is an e>«:ellent transit for taking tests. Atthough you are in the mood to talk about personal matters.

Minor social upsets 01' problems wi th love affairs are possible now. Avoid money transactions ff you can. and loi. It's also a favourable lime to ask tor help from others it you need il Increased sensitivity and warmth helps endear you to others. Yoo are somewhat vulnerable. On other occasions. This can Indicate happy social events. OomesUc matters might burden you. There could be minor problems wi th money. you might want to go oot but yoor friends don' want to. this (an signal a new love altair 01' friendship. Social upsets are possible. most likely because you don't seem to know what you want 101' the time being. This is a favourable time for deco<ating yoor home (Or your bodyl). redeco<ating. the arts. This transit increases intimacy and improves relationships with others. but you night spend it as quklcly as you earn iU You are especially warm and friendly with people you meet. wearing your feelings on your sleeve. pleasurable outings. and some hypersensitivity that undernines your good humour or that disrupts (Ooperatlon with others. You might enjoy a happy social event or other pleasurable activity. and Is tort. accompany you. . This sometimes triggers an attraction to someone who is simply not right for yoo. An unusual attraction to someone perhaps unsuitable Is possible. particularly with a female. and the arts. I t~ good fOI' money as well. throwing a party. Moon square Venus You are a little mOI'e vulnerable than usual. or can't.-. or you may find that you are unable to do Sl)(nelhing pleasurable even though yoo woold really like to. There could be clashes between your desire for familiarity and your need for pleasure right now. Moon opposition Venus Interference that prevents you from doing something pleasurable may be In store fOI' you now. particularty with women. Moon trine Venus This is a favourable influooce tor scheduling dates and tor love in general. and others sense your sincerity.aOO oohance. and tavoorable for scheduling dates. and holidays or gatherings. or minor problems in existing love affairs. For example. You are more approachable than usual. Domestic matters could annoy yoo.Ang feelings influence.AsJ>«l Decal s 369 Moon sextile Venus Love and romantic matters are favourable for you now. I t~ a good irlluence tor beauty treatments. ate tor beauty treatments. or simply going oot for a coffee with a buddy.your sex life. music.

You are braver and more decisive. you tend to be ruled by your passions. activity.l' cool and avoid confrontations. Taking the inrtiative is appropriate now. This is a time when you are likely to feel irritable ff you don't have something adverlurous. which tends to eam you respect. It would be wise to use some caution. or physical to do. Doing something rash Is quite possible now. It would be wise to keep yol. It~ an excellent period for taking the inaiative. Expressing your feelings comes naturally now. This sometimes points to a passionate time. and less Inclined to think things througll before taking action. This is sometimes an i ndication of connections made with men. This is a good lime to take a chance. Excessive haste or rash behaviour can leave you vulnerable to accidents or lrjuries. and don't push yourself too hard. say what you feel. You are more resourceful nod Independent. Moon sextlle Mars This Influence heightens your feelings. There could be problems with men. Over-reacting to a situation colAd tick others off. although you don't much care at this time! . and challenges. for the time being. your sexual appetite is voracious. Your instinctive reactions are qukk. awakens your Impulses.370 Koow about Transt of Plantts Moon conjunct Mars Your emotions intensify and you instinctively desire change and adventure. and you could be quite temperamental. The dynamic energy of this transit could give you just the right kick in the pants to push you out of a bad situatiol\ for example. passionate liaisons «caslonally begin under this transit. but healthy risk-taking 11'19ht slll1j)ly serve to enliven you. or a new relationship with a man. Still. and you make no apologies for doing sol This transit gives you self· confidence and backbone without backlash from others. mostly in a positive way. You may easily fly off the handle or simply jump into a situation without consi<lering the consequences. but It~ not always a bad thing. and less demanding of people around you. and you naturally take the lead. It could also be a rather passionate lime. Moon square Mars This transit tires up your feelings and stirs up your need for action. You are more In tune with your natural Impulses. AS well. You are more lndlned to act on Impulse now. and stirs your passions. challenging. simply because. or do something exciting outside of your normal routine.

learn. Be aware that you are ruled by your passions now. This influence heightens your feelings. and you are less in conll'ol of them than usual. expansive. Oo something that breaks the routine or that you lie always wanted to do but have been hesitating to do due to sh)tless '" fear. teach. In direct proportion to your own elevated. As well. particularly with regards to your personal life. Others allow you to be yourself. You could get caught up in a domestic squabble. promote. particularly dealings with property and renovations. and stirs your passions. and some kind of recognition or honour may come your way. Moon opposition Mars Acting on impulse is what this transit tends to spur you to do. pass. you co <Ad possess just the right amount of verve energy to do something you've never done before. It's a good time to write. This IJ'anslt excites your passions. Some sort of emotional relief is likely. may feature. losses are required In order to see gains.AsJ>«l Oetals 311 Moon trine Mars This transit boosts your self-confidence and ability to assert yourse~ without ruffling the feathers of people around you. This is sometimes an indication of connections made with men. or problems with males. which increases your resourcefulness and iooependence. Occasionally. mostly in a positive way. You can more confidently rely on your instincts now. some healthy riSk·taking could simply help you to break the routine and get you out of a rut. and take tests. publl. Domestic changes and legal affairs are favoured.ionate liaisons sometimes begin under this ll'ansit You're a natural leader under this influence. positive mood. Your personal popularity Increases. . and you feel "'in syr¥:" with your and you react well to competition. you co<Ad be very temperamental and touchy. This is a lucky. You desire nature and your emotions are cooperating beautifully just now. generally because you are more likely to take the high road than to resort to pettiness. Moon conjunct Jupiter Elevated moods. Although overly hasty Of rash actions taken now could rebound on you. and prosperous period. Used positively. You may enjoy opportunities to do any of these things now. happy. awakens your imp<Ases. Your desire fOf pleasure Is strong. so it~ an opportune time to take the Initiative. Disagreements with others are rare dUring this period. A new connection with a man. I t~ a better time of the month 10 buy a lottery ticket. On ll>e negative side. You'll pull it off with fineness now.

and you are more generous with your time. Occasionally. the desire to "do good" and to honour your inner code. and social life. This is a favorable influence for learning. teaching. This sometimes incicates the beginring of a f riendship. . promotion. and money. This is not an ideal lime for publicity. taking exams. period for achievement and recognition in business. Self-Indulgence Is more likely now. Others might find you particularly wise right now. publishing. The bottom line Is II> at you are not especially realistic due to moodiness. Happy feelings. Minor annoyances. energy. or overdoing in general. or legal matters. friends. Moon square J upiter You may be feeling less hopeful or optimistic dUring this brief transit On the contrary. This is a fortunate. Don1 get your knickers in a knot over simple differences of opinion. Moon trine Juplter Positive thinking. You're not as i nclined to consider the consequences of over-eating. a loss is necessary i n order to achieve a gain. and promotioo. albeit brief. but you should avoid behaviour that i s self· righteous or haughty. you could be feeling over-confident or enthusiastic to ll>e point of over-exdtement and potential letdown. Legal and real estate matters proceed smoothly. to you. such as unexpected bills coming your way or arguments wrth others over personal philosophies. You may ~tumble upon opportunitie~ to expand your hori2ons through travel. or contact with those of a different background than your own. Your positive state of mind can attract others. over-drinking.372 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Moon sextile Jupiter This signals an emotionally upbeat period when you enjoy your family. You are more tuned In to the "big picture" and less Inclined to worry over details. higher education. may be part of the picture. You are more sensitive to i njustices (or perceived injustices). and faithfulness are characteristics of lllls period. Business opportunities may present themselves. as well as favourable circumstances. particularly with someone who expands your mind or your social drcle. Public relations and general good favour and approval are more likely now. It's a better time of the month to buy a lottery ticket or to engage In reasonable speculation.

Some feelings of money being blocked are possible now with Saturn. Olllerwise. this is a sociable and mostly pleas. you will see real benellts from your efforts down the road. Others might find you a little distant emotionalty. Try not to comrrit yourself to something that you don1 have llle resources fo< It you can. A domestic problem or a burden might drop into your lap now. Moon co'\lunct sarum Situations lllat require you to keep a cool head will work out well under !Ills transit.-able transit.. You are more reliable than usual.AsP«l Decal s 313 Moon opposition Jupiter living beyond your means. There may be problems with ok1er people or authority ftgures. Authority figures or people who are older than you could figure prorrinently now. and more willing to go it alone. enabling you to effectively tend to business. you can take advantage by making dearheaded and realistic decisions. Moon sextlle Sarum Although there Isn't mudlln the way of Instant gratnlcatlon for the work you do now. activated and urging you to slow down. Irs easier for you to buckle down and work. or you could feel a pinch with your finances. This is a "borrow from llle future· energy. You're given to excesses just now. oomestic affairs . the great teacher. and plan. organize. and it can be hard to think of the consequences of overdoing things when you're in such an elevated mood. Conneclions with older people or authority figures can be made end are generally positive now. The rewards for your hard work are unlikely to be obvious right now. but they also view you as responsible and competent. hold off on publicity or promotion activities. Moon square Saturn You may need to work overtime. Because you are not easily swept away by your feelings at !Ills time. Others welcome the feeling ol self-reliance that comes now. You are not easily swept away by your feelings now. as it's likely to be solid and realistic. A heightened awareness of your responsibilities. or taking on new responsibilities. but you are likely to handle It well. What you output now will benef~ you down the road. Some of us feel lonely or unsupported under the influence of IllIs transit. Oon11et d~ferences of opinion get the best of you. characterizes this Influence. This is a good time to make plans and lists.

374 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets may be a little mess~ A feeling or being unsupported. Moon opposition Saturn Feeling blocked from expressing yourself makes lor a less tt>an spontaneous period. Experimentation and Improvisation are what work best. Because you may temporarily feet down or clralned. and your moods may be contradictory. Avoid clashes will> aul!>ority fig~es or older peop~ you simply aren't getting the recognilion you deserve rigi-t now. ready to embrace the new and untried and to llreak the routine. your efforts could remain unrewarded. A change of pace is likely. or there can be a heightened awareness of existing ones. This is a period when you may act on a whim. Moon conjunct Uranus Expect tt>e unexpected! Your desire for change is stimulated now. Allow lor many possibilities. You could feel misunderstood. logic. New friendships sometimes form under this transit. and expect the unexpected. Treat this period as a time when you are learning to rely on yo .-sell. It ~ relatively easy to dis<ipline yourself and work hard now. have a chance meeting w~h someone or an experience that Is a lltde loony. this period Is best used lor rest. or they simply don't materialize as expected. or are only In the mood to do things voluntarily. or you could encounter something surprising. lnvootlve. or you are not as physically energetic as usual. Nobody (an Ioree you to do anything just now. for example. keep your options open. put lew restrkdons on projects. but I!> is influence will pass soon. Saturn often brings with rt some blockage. Your plans may h~ a snag or two. although ~ may not be immediately obvious. You could. Moon trl ne Saturn New responsibilities may come your way now. You are qulck·witted. and sense of responsibility. You are more spontaneous. alone. You could also view situations (or people) w~h some rristrust tor the time being. The work you do now will have real benefits down the road. for example. hardship. Expressing your feelings or your need for others is hard to do at the moment.. or too independent might grab hold or you lor the time being. OpponuniUes could seemingly come from out or the lllue. . Others would be hard-pressed to sweep you orr your feet or sway you from your path right now! Appeals to your emotions wonl work as much as appeals to your common sense.

Expelimenting with something aitogethl!l-new Is favoured now. Moon opposition Uranus Something that jars you out of your routine is possible now. Some sudden. although you are also unlikely to go over the top. You are magnetically attractive to others. changes are In store. enabling you to respond to a higher state of awareness. Others appreciate your unique or quirtcy qualities. such as a conrrontation. and you are open to progress and lmpl!)vement. Part of you is itcl'lng for change. You could be searcl'lng for a loophole or a way out of emotional responsibilities. This transit awakens your mind. This transit sometimes indicates a pleasant surprise. You are more Inclined to take emotional risks than usual. or simply absent when you need them. or chance meetings are possible now. Some domestic upsets and upheavals are possible. Projects begun during this transit are likely to change In unexpected ways. or acting on a whim. '" weather that inlerrupts plans. Sometimes this correlates to problems with electrical appliances. Your own mood may be rebeUious or standoff. and this could be the reason why you are more likely to attract unusual circumstances now.les to cut boredom. and you are certainly not in a compt'omising mood. Keep your opdons open because your schedule is unlikely to materialize. Moon square Uranus Departure from the norm. unexpected change of plans. although likely minor. Whether you treat unexpected changes as a disruption or as a welcome breath of fresh air will determine your mood. unexpected vlsldng. Unexpected visitors. hard to pin down. or some other interesting event that enlivens your day.AsP«l Decals 315 Moon sextile Uranus Breaking the routine is something that would please you now. your openness to the unexplored sel'. a chance meeting with an old acquaintance. Moon trine Uranus You may be the redpient of good news regarling family or domestic affairs. Family or friends may be erratic. Although patience is not your stro~ point now. Plans may change direction unexpectedly. Intuition Is at a high. and they recognize and accept your unique tmits. an invitation. .

Moon square NeptLne Issues from your past may come back to haunt you. and easily touched now. your dreams may be especially insight I~ or even prophetic. You might take a trip down memory lane-a pleasant. You could be taki ng a detour away from your routine. This is the time whe<~ you could have a deja vu. The desire to escape Is strong now. Moon trl ne Neptune Although this lnflue<~ce Is sUbtle. You are inclined to daydream and to make wishes. In some cases. perhaps exaggeratedly so. and any artistic field that appeals strongly to the emotions. However.or you could be longing for a break now. this rep<eSe<lts suffering from confusion. Your feelings are boundless. music. swayed. just for the time being. you •re likely •lltde more chanrlng. This ll'ansirs effects range from some feelings of w istf~ness or confusion to emotional chaos. you are easily touched. Avoid m:>ney transactions or new business initiatives if you can. You might enjoy some kind of reward for your past efforts. or a time when you "just know· things without relying upon rationale or logic. you are mote easily led astl'ay and prone to disappointments. Moon sextile Neptune You are more compassionate. but self-deception is the more likely scenario. Your . compassionate. drama. as you are unlikely seeing the whole picture. You may feel you have bee<~ deceived or misled. and charitable under this transit. Note lllat you may demonstrate impracticality whe<~ handling business and domestic affairs. You ate easily seduced. a eureka of sorts. and open to outside Influences. If this transit occurs while you sleep. or backbiting. one! You are more intuitive and even psychic right now. and you are enthusiastic. giving. You are more vulne<able than usual. You are hitting a detour now from the middle road. and perhaps wistful. and in extreme cases. poetry. You could also be the one who is deceiving or seducing! You may enjoy a reward for your past efforts. or you may simply remember things that temporarily undermine your happiness. It~ better not to wor1c against the cosmos by attempting to make something official just now.376 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Moon conj Lnct Neptune Others would be hard-pressed to pin you down to something concrete '"formal right now. gossip. especially photography. It'S a strong influence for the arts. You attract attention in a quiet way now. even cheated.

avoid getting yourself entangled In messy. put these off. obtaining Jeans. Sometimes this energy relates to dealing with endings. deceptions. and your syrt'j)athy for others is strong. as this transit supplies you with mO<e gu~ than usuaL If this transit occurs when other hard aspects also are in effect. although many of these could only be happening inside of you. You might find a lost item. emotional struggles. You are more given to emotional extremes. Negative potentials of this transit are beating a . as these are more likely to occur now than usual. you're against me"' attitude. gossip. Events occurring now might involve some kind of karmic repayment or benefit. Emotional entanglements are possible now. and you are personally popular In an understated. and you migtt even have to deal with disappointments. The desire to escape the daily routine is strong now. Your sex life or creative impulses can get a boost.AsJ>«l Oetals 377 imagination is enhanced. your relationships. Moon conj ooction Pluto You are mor~ open to outside influences and lllle<gies right now. This is a good Influence for business. find a new use tO< an old item (or even person). and joint finances. so it~ best used for reflection. You could be driven now to alter your home environment. and creative inspiration. crises. but they are more likely to be Internal changes. MoonsextllePiuto The ability to keep your emotions on the Inside today may be a strategy that turns out to be most successful. so If you can. You could be feeling quite sleepy or lacking in willpower with this transit in effect. rest. or discover connections to your past that help you today. This Is a less than Ideal time to handle business and domestic affairs. Avoid an "if you are not for me. you could become entangled in some form of power struggle. Moon opposition Neptune llut this could leave you quite vulnerable to being led astray. or backbiting. or your business. and you have an ·au or nothing" attitude. You are mO<e able to lnftuence others. Moon square PI uto It you can. Be aware that you could inspire some confusion in others. taxes. Impracticality is what this transit is about. Changes may occur now. You might get yourself Into a disagreement about finances. quiet way. 0< other transformations in your personal life. 1 t~ a good time to quit a bad habit. You can more confidently rely on your intuition under this influence.

You could have some difrJCulty in letting go of something. or otherwise improving your home environment. This Is a time when that which Is hidden has a tendency ro surface. Sexual tensions are also possible now. Starting a new fitness routine. You have a new. promotion. This is a time to engage In some sort of transfO<matlon in which you weed out the bad In order to more effectively use the good. don an optimistic outlook. Moon trl ne Ascendant This is a personally popular time when you are In good spirits. . Moon opposition Pluto An issue from the paM may come up to haunt you now. Others might hold you at arm~ length right now. downsizing. This Is a time of emotional entanglements. or treat you with some suspidon. ~taking connections with like·lrinded people is easier now. and suspecting a hidden agenda. Moon trine Plutx> This is a great period for getting organized. This Is a good time to start a new project 0< to start fresh In some manner. It's also a strong period for entertaining and attending social events. trying too hard to find the . 0< a new Insight Into a nagging problem grabs hold of you now. and those who are playing them. or anything that requires willpower is more likely to enjoy success. In some cases. kicking a bad habit. Business and domestic affairs tend to run smoothil' Moon trl ne l\lldheaven This is an excellent time for public relations. and enjoy supporti"! people and/or circumstances.378 Koow about Transt of Plantts dead horse. intense. or could be dealing with people who are likewise struggling. They could be displajing bouts of jealousy or holding something over your head. wasted energies on obsessions. 0< you could lose something.ruth". a financial break comes now. Someone close to you might be dragging up the pasL Intensity In your personal relationships and/or some sort of Inner emotional turmoil is possible. emotional outlook on l ~e with the urge to get things done and to make a fresh start if necessary. a lost item Is found. It's easier for you to employ strategy. Avoid mind games. Avoid confrontations and lrind games. Your altitude is that the old must now make way fO< the new. sales. and you tend to read between the lines rather than accept life at face value. and mar1ceting.lntensity characterizes your relationships for the time being.

. Moon trl ne SUn The Moon is in your elemen~ and so are you.together you could rule the world. find yourself Ignored. so be on your best behaviour and you11be in l ike Flying. Like minds and hearts gravitate toward you . get overlooked. but it makes you stronger. but resolution and progress are possible through mutual recognition and COflllromise. and ltlis is where you earn respect and trust. Energy Is low and efforts are more ineffectual than usual . you've got extra cards. . from your ego out. Small.ured over big leaps.either push twice as hard or take the day off and wait for Improvement. Diplomacy and consideration will get you everywhere. Things play in your style. multiple moves are fa. so you don1 have to strain. Competition can be strong. Moon sextile SUn Compatible forces surround you and it pays not 10 make waves. so play them. but welcome the help and share the wealth. Make lime. You11 be llack In style In no time. For a couple of days. Moon square Sun Things are not as in tune as they night be. Impact priorities and be ready 10 give on small points In order to gain on the large ones.. Use this smooth energy to make big strides. Moon opposition Sun This Is the time during the lunar month that Is closest to the •pits: Most l ikely time 10 catd1 cold. This allows you to carry yOUI'SeW farther and ride the crest of the wave that extra distance. or ought to. they molllt up and you go just as far.AsJ>«l Oetals 319 Alternate I nterpn!tations of the Moon's Transits to Natal Planets and Points Moon conjunct SUn This Is the time of the lunar month when you gel an extra boost of physical energy. conquer new ground so you11 be in ever better position when the situation is less ideal.

tllis point of COifllletion bears the next month's beginnings and allows you to regear to start things up anew. filling in details for next two weeks. your momentum will be lost It you tarry (delay) too long. Your first Instinct or reaction may need refiring. make ~ about issues and not personalities. particularly emotional ones. so spread as much good will as possible. Look ahead at the next few days to see how Quidcly to reengage 01 just take a break. Moon sextile Moon Your sense of the situation is probably pretty accurate. as there's an edge ot contentiousness upon you. Donl force them. Patience with yourself and others will reveal what cards to play. Moon trine Moon The Moon's got you In tune from morrlng till nool\ and well Into the afternoon. Moon conjunct Mercury This Internal lull Moon makes you best Inclined to gather the fruits Flashes ot Insight and solutions to problems are likely to surface In conjunction with tile general energy high during these lew days. . Moon square Moon It may be easy to get into a debate. and most people will. but ff you do. It you let them. Agreement now will be a benchmark for cooperation down the road. I rs easy to agree. The crop is out. Swing your mallet l ike a polo player on tile gallop. Consult your Lunar Return chart to see what the next month will bring. Exude emotional stability (or at least pretend to) and you'll find yourself brought in as expert and friend. so don't put your bets on the first hand you are dealt. Your lnl\Jitlon Is on the mark and your reactions fit In with all around you. and allow general agreement to form without making a bid deal ot it.380 Koow about Transt of Plantts Moon conjunct Moon A good time to wind up projects. especially ff you're telling yourselrto let sleeping dogs lie. now it's time to start lending to the harvest. just let them appear and scoop them up as you speed along. Moon opposition Moon ot tile last couple ot weeks and making the best ot tile harvest Projects should have adequate input by now and be winding toward completion.

Gende feelings illuminate the mind. drop the matte< and move on. that Is likely where the answers lie. . Moon square Men:ury Disputes between head and heart can raise issues that consume a lot of time but don't aaually resolve anything. volume only slows you down. Moon sextlle Venus Small signals under the table will get you eve<ything you need without rocking the boat. Ideas slipped into the conversation will tind automatic response and agreemerl. so think outsi<le of the box. A wise wink and a knowing glance will put you on the roa<l to satisfaction.AsJ>«l Decals 381 Moon sextile Men:ury Putting in a good word on the quiet will be better than hollering. whatever or whocve< Is Involved. If you can't clarity things Quickly. Resist the Impulse to Insist. Sat ideas and feelings back and forth and look at both sides of the issue before you reach to a final conclusion. You can put e<notions into phrases that hit the mark and get your message across in more than just words. Pick as you would from a smorgasbord and don't chow down too heavily .If It won't I.the taste is what counts. Moon opposition Mercury It~ a time for colMlte< intuitive solutions. it~ probably not.J'ltwist. Moon conjunct Venus Heightened appetites (ol all sOils) are a natural this time of the month. as will be oppOIIunities to fulfill them. when a direct request might get you put olf. 1mplled understandings and unde<stood arrangements are the tools of the momc<1t for accrued payoffs. Low-profile exchanges will Sllowball into a general consensus if you pur-we qliet leadership and follow yOIJr intuition. Moon trine Mercury Head and heM go hand in hand and workable solutions are available Ill at feel as good as they work. just cease and desist. so don1 jump to conclusions based on a hunch. Multilevel thinking enables you to see all sides of the issue and be a friend and helpmate to all concerned. If It feels right. Variety Is the spice. Intensity the sweetness.

You may have to settle for second best or some sort of eompromi~. and who's In the mood for giving. is something you want to avoid. the grapes you seek are just beyond your finge<bps. Keep up the pace witllout straining so when it's time to take a rest or the wind changes. so IIley won't be sour grapes when they finally fall into your lap. and like King Tantalus. which gives you extra smooth powe< that effortlessly eats up the miles. to give you an extra push If you're aware of Moon sextlle Mars You are biking with the wind behind you. Moon square Mars If you find yourself being pushed into situations that tax your limits. Otherwise it~ only a opportun~ to trip over a sudden slight acceleration. Go wtth your feelings and you'll be surprised at what's at your command. You may find your reach exceeds your grasp. as getting whaV whom you want. so don't overdo it. so to speak. Repetitive stress Injury. Don't strain yourself stretching. Moon trine Venus Ask and you shall receive.382 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Moon square Vef'Js Chasing afte< gain may give you cause to complain. Good for when i t~ hard to get going at first Eschew sudden outbursts. go for it. Part of it Is about intuitively knowing just what to ask for. Moon opposition Venus So near . embrace strong passion. which they will. Moon conjunct Mars A tweak of energy and an inclination to rash moves may be harnessed ~. unless you're willing to wait and do without and see if rt all comes together later. The price of perfection may be !islocatlon elsewhe<e. so if you want it. make sure tlley're worth the energy you expend. so do enough to get the job done properly and no more. just keep a positive attitude. be content with what's at hand until they move closer. you'll have llle accomplishment you need under your belt. what's really available. . while it lasts (for a day or so). yet so far away. 'Tis the season. Sustain without strain for llle greatest gain. the desired one where and when just leads to one ~o~lication afte< another.

so U you're not steady on the first step or two. Moon sextllejuplter Subtle feelings and Intangible but reliable Intuition allow Increasing buildup ol emotional communication. emotions rise. you can extrapolate the rest as it develops . Pick a preferred pace that you can live up to. so avoid Ill em. downsize or wait to proceed until you've got your balance. Right now that can put you well ahead of the game. a broad. Your initial take will require refinement. Things said in the heat of passion should be about passion itself l<eep it that way. to the point of diminishing returns. It~ easy to !rip wearing seven-league boots. Moon con) unct Juplter A broad scope or general sweep come easier now. Slow and easy swings you along at just the right pace. Moon trine Jupiter Somellmes you just know it's right and jump without hematlon. there~ no hurry to completion. as plans come ever closer to realization. so don't expect to score with your first shot. . leave details until there~ time for them later.AsP«l Decals 383 Moon trine Mars This is a good time to establish your physical stride at ijs best. Change and negotiation will get things back on track. w~h Intuitive decisions make you fuel effidl!llt energy to burn. It will come In Its own time. so take advantage and move as far as you can. Moon opposition Mars Resist the temptation to fly off the handle if things take an unexpected turn or your current effort is suddenly derailed. as a good sense of what will wor1c finds something sensible to work with. and your energy level will actually rise and your accompll~tvnl!llts blossom. Moon square Juplter Resist the temptadon to overdo. physically fX emotionally. The general reeling all around is that your plan Is the best one.and irs lots easier than doing it the other way around. but blowups are harder to heal. Enjoy the journey. If you get the principle of the thing now. loping run that eats up the miles of I~e. for a time llle heart grows another size. Wise. Feelings swell.

lhe waters will have quieted down. as intuitive answers alternately overwhelm the question or leave rt lligh and dry. Traditional wisdom supports you. believe In it. so take several measurements bef01e you c01ne to a conclusion. By the time that'S done. but not your final destination. keeping to yoorself could save yoo from unwanted entanglements. Moon sextlle Satum Showing your feelings may not be the best thing to do right now.clitlclsm for its own sake is a waste of time. . Moon conj ooct Satum Sudden realization of overall requirements and dimensions can give yoo a better handle on what's really. When yoo know your limitations. Moon square Saturn Don't let negative thinking get you down . Sail straight and ~ue through the currents of self-doobt and Ignore the sometimes jealous remarks of others who would see you give up. Yoo'll find suppOrt from elements that might otherwise pull away. Stick to the tried and true and don't experiment for the moment. Clear demands are more easily met and you know where yoo stand when the possible and Impossible are sorted oul limitations become clear. Mark the shoals as you work yoor way around them so they won1 trip yoo up the next time. Moon opposition Saturn Sporadic slowdowns and roadblocks may interfere with your timetable. lack of confidence can take the wind out of your sails. do not stoop to complain.take it as a lesson and don1 cry over spilt milk. so believe in yoorself even when others don1. Moon trl ne Saturn If yoo follow well· marked roads your trip will be shorter and you won't get lost. Don't rock the boat and the boat will get you where you want to go. the course becomes clearer . so they become easier to woctc around. and you will 93in the respect of all for your wol1dly reticeme. Be staunch. Snap decisions are probably not a great idea. Se<1d requests through channels and things will flow more easily.384 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Moon opposition Jupiter Changing tides of feeling can make yoo a little uncertain of the mark.

sublet the 90 percent perspiration to someone else. so watch your mouth and tlllnk before you speak. Don11et annoying disagr.. Moon opposition Uranus Occasional outbursts can get your •startle reflex· going and you may fee-t a bit jumpy for no particular reason. so think your way out of the box and don1 be afraid to take an original leap. so perk up your ears and give a listen so you won't gel taken by surprise. you can be a lightning rod for new Ideas that will go to the bank wltll your name on lhem. surprises could be around the corner.. Just orr the well-beaten path you11 find the scenic route where you can stake your claim ahead or the pack. anyway. It's somelhlng to shoot for. Explore those byways. If you keep your feet on the ground. Moon sextile Uranus Small aberrations and wanderings from the main highway will get you everytlling. Just proceed blltllely (merrily) onward and lei it gel in its own time.AsP«l Decals 365 Moon conjunct Uranus The ~ch to break away from the normal path and do something radical may have to be resisted but it shouldnl be ignored. Moon square Uranus Riled-up emotions can stir up harsh words.put your patience hat on and do your best to act like a saint. Moon trine Uranus Taldng the unbeaten path can net you a short cut that saves time and money. In short.tune into it. 1rs that ten percent Inspiration time. trying 10 pin it down will mean simply losing It altogetller.ments get your goat . Irs easy to gel Into a pointless argument. Wekome or unwelcome. tllere may be gold in tllem thar· llllls. as you probably won't be able to take it back. A peek into the unusual can be both entertaining and edifying. Perhaps it~ just what's needed. so when in doubt. it's time to cash in on 111e mildly uoosual . Those footsteps you hear might llerald welcome aid or annoying trouble. enjoy and savour the . but only Wyou do it with decisiveness and clarity. agree to disagree ~ at all possible. Moon con) unct Neptune Don't question moments of indefinite inspiration right now.

the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the stuff of dreams coming true becomes your Instrument to play. then proceed. small hopes compounding to beco~ gmat expectations. you can use one state ol mind to draw out the other. llut small risks taken with confidence pay off. so ll>read your way among them to the truth and don1 fall for the first fantasy lllat comes to mind. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real wo<fd.. they will not fall you. as you're not likely to be able to pin it down. MoonsextilePiuto If you trust your Instincts. tor you ..better to let them go Ill an seize <>n what will not support you. Moon con) unct Pluto An elusive fear. look both ways. When you encounter a stop sign. See what you can do. and that is for llle best. Dream a little dream. Proceed as if you were on course. that~ the road to your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. but building possible dreams now can make the impossible one walk right in later.or they can just trip each other up before elthe< really gets going. but simply toss It off. there~ a reason for it. as forgetfulness can erase your vision. Moon opposition Neptune Your usual clarity may come only In fits and starts as the Inner dream world surfaces occasionally and distracts the mind while inspiring ll>e hearL If you are quick. Possibilities may evaporate as quickly as they appear. and the seemingly premonitory wind will pass urlulfilled. Moon sextile Neptune One dr~am at a time. Moon square NeptLne Illusions and delusions can wear the mask of true inspiration. You might want to record it or write it down.. . Oon1 bet the farm. Moon trl ne Neptune use the everyday reality around you as fuel for the Ideal world of your imagination and you11 find yourself a general inspiration to all. One success leads toanolller. a shadow from a dream may creep up on you.386 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets feelings brought out in the process. All-consuming fantasies have their place. as it was lust a memory.

Do what you can to burn both ends of the candle. It's a good time to get together with close friends or acquaintances and just socialize. Simply wield away obstacles and tt>ey will crumble In your pall>. so get out there and take charge. You can be lucky w~hout having to trust in luck.AsJ>«l Oetals 387 FOitUne unfolds one moment at a dme. Resistance is brief but strong. Communication comes easy. and you will have had reason to. reserve extra time on your schedule for unanticipated appointments or prolonged. but don't push too hard. It's not paranoia. it most certainly is. Moon square Ascendant It may be hard to take care of yourself when others at home or at work are Insisting on attention. wait a bit and things will clear ahead. tum )'Our radio on. The spotlight turns up. Take another route. but right now you11 find that can be a losing strategy. The more you shove. then take another step. Moon trine Pluto There's a feeling that the Force is with yOJJ. Moon opposition Pluto Stop and go traffic is a fact of life. and you can get yourself across without !laving to work at it. you enjoy the llenefits ol all. so avoid small confrontations that will go away on their own. Moon square PI uto It can St!@m too @asy to simply push your way through. so don1 let it gel to you. Moon conjunct Ascendant This Is a really good time of tt>e month to get nodced. but~~ not really a plo~ eithe<. Have faith. the more resistance you get. and you're on stage. and with patience builds an edifice of felicity. Just back off and the whole problem vanishes. Things will generally get busier. When you just can't push through. and blow off tt>e bumper to bumper. low-profile support carries you along.perform! Moon sextile Ascendant Oulet. Envision what you need and it will appear for you right on time. you'll just drain yourself without . Relax. and if you lay back and let dn:umstances float your boat. By joining In the general company. profitable personal engagements.

and they'll snap you up. It's counterpoint time in your monthly symphony . Put your wares out where people can see them. Faness and energy is as important as . Moon trine lillidheaven Hea~h and wealth conspire to put you on the map. as it will be happening or Itself from at a' Good words about you are getting around that will w011c their way directly into your life next week. Moon sextlle lllldheaven Good word about you comes from places you don't e. Moon coil unct lllldheaven A really good time or the month to start wondng on getting noticed.xpect and may not even notice. Donl expect the best ol both worlds. so be willing to play a supporting role and pass the ball on to another .388 Know about Transt of Plantts actually ocoompli shing all you want on either rrorl. The spotlight Is on others c~e to you. so tend your resources and they will tend you. but you might find you get f!Nther ~ you draw other people into your plans and use their willing help to propel your propositions will come back soon enough. and your reputation will proceed you. What begins nearby spreads alar in time. and the more gracious you are about I~ the more often they will come. I rs a good time to crank up your creatiloity and give birth to soml!lhing new and exdting . You can do It by your5e~.let the other instruments fill in. Moon trine Ascendant You've got extra support if you look for it. but make sure you gl!l your piece of each. Moon opposition Ascendant This is a temporary hAl in the month and you can book extra time here as there will be cancellations. so help them out where you can. Just in Ume and just enough are quite sufficient. Personal and partner issues will dominate for the moment. as personal issues may ovenap professional obligations. but~~ there neverthl!less. Small compliments amass to build your position. You can pick up on the rest later. Moon square Mldheaven Getting noticed and getting the job done may not seem to go hand in hand.

Malee sure the daily routine is fine-tuned and you11be hearing about it from admirers. Mars Transits Ollervlaw: The transits of Ma" to planets and points in the natal chart are relatively brief influences. Males or traditionally masculine activities figure prominently. . Competitive activities are favoured.AsJ>«l Oetals 38'! what's in your wallet. You may jump Into something impulsively. Ma" acts to energize and activate the conditions surrounding the planets and points it touches. Mars square/ opposition Sun You are taking things quite pe<sonally now. 1mpallence and lmpulslvC<less tend to rule. Moon opposition Mcl\eaven You may do well to turn your energies inward for a bit and dean tnings up on the home front Tie up loose ends. You are living spiritedly now. You can1 make a home run if you can't see home base. fun ill delayed prorrises. so sweep it clean for that future dash to score. Mars sextllei trl ne Sun Taking action on an Instinctive level Is the theme now. 1t's an excellent Influence for competitive acUIAUes. A tendC<lcy to be more accident-prone could be due to stress or physical exhaustion. and that alone can give you the appearance of success. Mars Transits Mars conj unct Sun Taking action is the theme now. such as sports or business. do something you normally don1 have the co.-age to do. Challenges with those in authority or with males could figure. You are In no mood to compromise just now.. This is a good time to do something that requires additional bravery 0< courage. as this influenoe tends to release some of your inhibitions. or something you have always wanted to do but haven't had the chance to act out. and generally pull yoursen together. lasting approximately 2· 3 days. and something that someone says or does now can ea~ly rile you up.

for example. there could be domestic frlctlon. You are proactive. and you are willing to act on a hunch. and anything that involves putting your heart into what you do. but it might get you lrto hot water. This Is a good time for projects around the home. Tempers may flare. You could be itching to express yourself. an invigorating project around the home. Mars square/ opposition Moon You are acting on your feelings right now. or taking action in your home. Mars sextlle/ trine Mercury It'S easier than usual for you to make quick decisions. You are capable or some childish or Impulsive reactions during this transit. this could be a good time to get In touch with what has been brewing Inside. Acting on impulse is more likely now than usual. . communicate with others directly and effectively. and to make serious progress in any projects or mental wor1c now. your lust for !We is strong. There~ nothing neutral about your feelings now. dealings with people who are frustratingly passive or Indecisive. is stimulated. You could be enthusiastic about a particular idea or concept. Mars sextile/trine Moon Apleasing emotional or sexual experience can be part of the picture now. or an exciting emotional experience now. You could be especially defensive and emotional. and you could be feeling under the weather. Your emotions are spirited. but not very receptive to others' points of view. Mars conjunct Mercury You are very busy and potertlally ve. Your desire to solve problems is strong and your mental energy levels high. sexual activity. AS such. Lively conversations can figure. You are also inclined towards impulsive decision-making and off the curt remarks. o:lomestk Moon. Your ambition to complete projects. Others might find you too aggressive when It comes to expressing your point or view. domestic squabbles are possible.y productive during this tranSit. or possessive and protective of loved ones. yet you still manage to come across as level-headed. if you are not truly In touch with what you want. It can be hard to carry a satisfying and healthy conversation. Depending on drcumstances. could figure now with the fie<y planet stimulating your emotional. If you are feeling partkularly disgruntled.Know about Transt of Plantts Mars conjunct Moon Acting upon your emotions in some manner.

Mercury Transits 0\lervlew: The transits of Merc<Wy to planets and points in the natal chart are relatively brief influences. communicative. Mars conjunct Venus Sexual and creative energy is high now. as your tendency to make quick decisions or to take shortcuts works against you now. This Is because yoor wants areallgned with your thoughts.w ideas right now. and open at this time. communicative. You coold be impulsive with your affections and/or your pocketbook during this transit. this could also be a time when you take the lead and make your move. Mercury brings objectivity and rationality to the points It touches by transit..ftJ and pressing. pl .Is. refer In that chapter for more -.. Note: Mars lnlnslts have been fully cCMOred under Inner planets transits. a~hough you ilre likely to @ncoult@r it. What you say or write now has Impact. or even hecdc day.. Mars square/ opposition Mercury You won1 accept opposition to yo. You are hungry for experience-you want to put Into action many of your wants and desires. and perhaps demanding or extreme. Although you might be a little too Mger. Some level of competition i s present in your interactions with others.. This can be a very busy.AsJ>«l Oetals 391 and willing to put yoor idMs into action. . Mercury Transits Mercury conjunct Sun You are especially sharp. You could b@ coming on too strong w ~h your opinions or point of view. for !letter or for worsel You are likely more Interested In talking about yoursell than In listening to others. It ~ a favourable lime tor solving problems... Your romantic impulses may be mO<e forc. lasting approximately a day. Social relations are iiTJiassioned. Resist turning an intellectual debate into an argument Remember the adage that "haste makes waste". and perhaps come across as insensitive. You have an opportunity now to take the initiative in order to achieve harmony and sexual futfillment.

or errands. Getting In touch with relatives. who don't share yout perspective. as well as the need to verbalize them. Verbalization can take the form of actual communication through speech or the written word with others. but it can also be an lnwnal process. You are e)(J)ressing yourself with strength of charact~ now. your mother. neighbours. feelings. Mercury square SUn communications cotAd frusttate you today or rub you the wro~ way. it is more likely now than usual to hear criticism or news that makes you Oth~' tense. or a person from your past now.392 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury sextile Sun Your ideas are especially intelligent and creative now. Howev~. or communicate with others. as you are more likely to approach the topic with objectivity. and you are communicating with authority. Thinking about your past. and personal connections characterizes this Influence. Your reasoning skills are especially strong now. . Alternatively. Your ~onfidence in what you have to say now helps you to be well-received. and come from the heart Decision making comes easily now. You are able to think quickly on yout feet now. Avoid letti~ >OUr ego spoil your mood. You might meet wrt:h people. You might make a v~l connection with a female. tasks. comes with this transit. Nervous tension is possible. You might unw ittingly misrepresent yourse~ or your intentions through something you say or write. and oth~s take note of it. conversations. This lright be a good lime to discuss domestic matt~. You could also feel bogged down with details. Mercury conjunct Moon Awareness of your emotions. Try not to read negativity into what oth~ say now. Mercury trine Sun Increased confidence in what you have to say means your "audience· receives your message. It can also be a busy time with \A sits. and discoveries. and acquaintances can figure now. Mercury opposition SUn You find it hard to clearly e•press yourself during this ~ansit. you could receive important information from a superior now.

Disagreements on an intellectual level are quite possible. l t's a strong period for objecdve obsemtlon and discussion.. This Is a dme when you don't really want to hear truths or facts. relatives. You are easily distracted right now.AsP«l Decals 393 Mercury sextile and trine Moon News that you hear now is likely to be satisfying on an emotional level. yet you are inclined towards verbalizing your feelings nevertheless. Conv~><Sations can be frustrating now. Your thinking Is in line with current trends.. and the like.. You are likely very busy processing information and lllinking just now. natural. These can help stimulate you into discovering new per..ations with females. You could be feeling quite restless now.s. traffic prevents you from being timely. . Mercury sextlle and trine Mercwy This is a time when you are bound to discover information that you need at just the right tlme. Mercu ry square Mercwy MisuOOerstandings can arise now. It~ time to take a deep breath and attempt to focus on the "big picture" ~ you can get your mind there. miss important phone calls. Pleasing con. get stuck in traffic.pectl.. Mercury square Moon It can be challenging to get in touch with what you want and need now. keys misplaced. forget appointments.. and so forth.ensld"" to the opinions Of statements of others.. and spontaneous right now... and news you hear can be irritating as well. neighbou.t figure now. or people from your's easy to ask for what you want and get it! El(l)resslng your wants and needs Is flowing . I t~ also likely that plans are upset. Mercu ry conjunct Men:ury This Is a time when you are bound to discover Information that you need at just the rlghttlme. and in the mood fOf new scenery. and you could be hype. Mercury OflPOSitlon Moon You are likely to hear news that is in opposition to what makes you feel satisfied. lt's a strong period for objecd"" obsE!fVatlon and discussion. This is a time when you teOO to misplace your keys.. and your ideas are received well.

telling others how you feel. Mercury opposition Venus Something you hear. and cooperation ~haracterlze this period. You can learn from the experience if you open your mind. your more charming or loving naMe verbally. You night find ~ inappropriate. You could be feeling quite restless now.'lertally. learn about. ~hat Mercury square Venus Difficulties In social or romantic communication are possible today. and negotiating. This is a favourable transit for commerce and busines-s transactions. humour. new information or knowledge learned now makes you feel good. Mercury sextile and trine Venus It's easy to make social connections under this Influence. or downright Irritating! Superficiality In O!hers could also be partk ularly Irritating to you. romartk overtures. Hypersensitivity and lack ot mental discipline could be Issues in the c::ircumstances you attract now. You could receive a compliment or otller pleasing communication. and joint venllJres or partnerslllps. as you prefer to with others and to think about more •pleasant" things than work. 1\Jdc. publishing. Alternatively. f. as it disagrees with your values and concept of appropriate or nice behaviour. charm. 1 rs a strong time lor socializing and (Ornmunlcating with ease. social graces. however. you are more able to express. presentation of ideas. lighthearted conversations. business deals. You coukl take offense at someone's ideas cor communications. public relations. A lover or friend might offer you information or advice that you don't want to hear. and in llle roood for new scenery. negotiations. can give you pleasure. sociab ility. commerce. Mercury conjunct Venus You lind yourself more socially composed than usual now. or the opinion of someone could bother you and disturb your sense of balance now. or new Information that you learn. Others simply aren't . Something you hear now. As well. you are not as dtsciplined as usual. This trans ~ favours diplomacy. teaching.394 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury opposition Mercury You are likely to engage in a conversation witll someone who has a different perspective on matters now. all things equal. It could be a time when promises and clarifteations are made in tove relationships.

You can talk your way out or practically anything now. This could be a time when you are working under stressful or hectic conditions. you could find <>thers doing the same to you. and can easily turn Ideas Into wO<Icable projects. you could also be ready to argue! Alternatively. but you could be inclined towards mental pressures or impatience with others who don't seem to be getting your point right away. and you might too easily Interrupt others rather than listen. Alternatively. or purchases for the home. Instead or listening to what others have to say. You can be Irritable and say all the wrong things. You could be quick on the ll'igger when it comes to verbal reactions to others. as you feel pressure to get things done quickly . beauty treatments. You are inclined to be snappy and Irritable. and you may seriously lack diplomacy at this time. You are more inclined than usual to express your desires. You are especially enthusiastk and productive. Mercury conjunct Mar. starting a new project and business proposals. you could be meeling with aggressive or critical people now. You might find yourself doing the opposite or what you are told or what you normally think is best! Information that . as your thinking simply isn't clear. and perhaps what gets to your goal to as well! Your observations are sharp. Mental agitation. You are mentally alert and aware.AsP«l Decals 395 pleasing you right now.. This is a time when plans are put Into action. Your conversations are animated and expressive now. and spontaneous impulses tend to work for rather than against you. This is a time of quick wit and strong mental impulses.. Impulsive communications and hasty dedslon-maklng are things to watch tor now. This is not a good day to make important decisions. Mercury opposition Mars Haste makes waste. This is an unlavourable time for any kind of meedng. Mercury sextlle and trine Mars Enthusiasm and energetic communications mental altertness occur during this transit You are productive and take "busy-ness· In stride. Mercury square Mar. you could end up interrupting them and making assumptions. Although you are Quick-witted now. It~ not the best time for business transactions. Conflicts of interest are likely to occur now.

writing. Others co lAd disappoint you wllh facts that run counter to your own Ideals and desires. You may be tempted to exaggerate or overstate now. submitting applications and forms. It Is all too easy to miss or neglect important details under the inftuence of this transit. You could experience an increased need tor solitude In order to think or work. overstate. as lmponant details are too easy to overlook right now. You are inclined to think positively and with growth In mind. Pie in the sky thinking is likely. Also. studying. promotional efforts. This could be a time when you have a strong desire to verbalize your own goals and ideals. This is a good time to submit ideas. you may exaggerate. all things equal. which can help you attract positive circumstances.3% /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets you receive now could lead you to take a wrong turn or action. advertising and promotion. As well. This is not the best time to take a trip. the information you receive now coukf be impractical or lead you astray. Travel is favoured. teaching. and be sure to read U>e fine prinll In a search to attach greater meaning to your thoughts and Ideas. and so forth. interviews. You might receive some interesting offers now. your powers of persuasion are particularly strong now. Mercury square Juplter Information overload. but you may also overestimate your abilities or underestimate the situation you're In! Alternatively. avoid making promises you may not be able to fuWIII. Mercury coil unct Satum Your ability to concentrate and focus Is enhanced now. or overestimate. Mercury opposition Juplter You may have big ideas under this irJiuence. YoU< ideas and plans may be too grandiose just now. and accurate observations. applications. Avoid Jumping Into something without planning ahead. or you could have a hard time putting your ideas to practical use. mailings. . and perhaps seek out your advice. Others tend to cooperate with you. You are optimistic. Mercury conjunct Jupiter You can visualize in broad@r t@RllS and see ttl@ "big picttn" now. Mercury sextile and trine Jupiter This Is a favourable inftuence for short trips.

reporting. hyper-sensitivity and encountering critldsm from others-lllese are all negative possibilities of this transa. and vague feelings ol forgetting Important details could tlgure now. Communications may be blocked or delayed. Mercury sextile Saturn This is a good time to get organized. such as writing. are indicated. Work done now is likely to pay off in the future. Delays. and the need for tangible results for yoiJ( efforts. comes up for inspection. Try to take advantage of your increased clarity and realism by applying your logical mind to solve some problems lllat might have been nagging at you. You could also receive news or lrlormatlon lllat makes you . Decisions made now tend to be practical and welllllought out. although It~ not especially "fun• or frivolous. speaking. It can be difficult to trust your instincts. Projects we thought were ~o~lete may need revision. and you might second-guess things automatically under lllls influence. or sarcastic. You rright receive serious news or practical advice. Red tape. Your thinking is clear and realistic under this influence. Conversations may be spare but to the point. Your lllought patterns could take on a negative skew. negative thinking. or if llle systems you have been using are effective. Men:uryo~~~nSaturn Communication challenges today make It hard to get a point across. re·dolng tasks you thought you finished. delays In communication. Mercury square Saturn Getting from point A to point B can be a challenge during this transit due to obstades. Red tape. and others could appear overly aitical. and prepare for the future. re·doing tasks you thought you finished. This can mark the start of a new project that involves communications. insensitive. or engage in an important conversation. Whelller you have been organized in your work. Mercury trine Satum The day of lllls transit Is Ideal for organizing or paying atte<1Uon to serious matters. Avoid signing on the dotted line at this time. do detail work. and negative thinking coukl dominate at this time. and buckling down in general. Thinking in realistic and practical terms.AsJ>«l Decals 397 Travel for business purposes is possible. "red tape". as you think In pessimistic terms and communicate sparingly or reluctantly. Manifestation and achievement are what satisfy you. problems getting from point A to point B. and so forth. Mercury semi-square SatiJ(n.

If channeled well. 1tIs difficult to get a point across w~hout rubbing people the wrong way or misrepresenting yoor~ unw~tingly. so you may wa~ to hold off presenting your Ideas for the time being. Your communications may get lost or are misunderstood. however. sarcastic speech. and insights seem to come from ·out of the blue·. or impatient It ~ too easy to go off on tangents rather than conce~rate on one task at a time now. and to take part In activities involving computers. whether yoo are meeting these things in others or expressing them yourself. and you tend to have the right idea at the right mome~ . Your intuition is strong. Your mind is neither peaceful nor harmonious under this influence. science. TaSks may be left undone or Interrupted. sarcastic speech. and irritable tempers. and dogmatism are negative expressions of this energy. your ideas are inventive. Disagreements with others are quite possible. It's not a good time to prese~ an argume~ or an Important idea. original. however. and unbiased. Unexpected gains may be realized ttvough such mediums. Mercury square Uranus This is a time when you can have flashes ollnslght but yoo also tend to be scatterbrained. Your intuition is spot-on. but tend to be S<:atterbrained. Mercury conjunct Uranus Expressing your more "Way-out• or 111conventional opinions comes naturally to yoo now. Tl'ls Is not a good time to be understood. The ability to grasp intellectual concepts is high right now. Uncertainty reigns . to communkate online.perhaps others think they are too hair-brained. or simply not traditional enoogh. You can have flashes of insight. you are easily distracted. inconslste~. Original. Your ll'ind Is neither peaceful nor harmonious under this influence. and irritable tempers. and progressive conversations can take place. impulsive.Koow about Transt of Plantts tense or goes against yoor goats. Mercury sextlle and lrlne Uranus This Is an opportune time to go to meetings or other O'ljanlzed group activities. nervous. It ~ e challenge to deal with routine matters or monotonous tasks under this influence. to the point that you are S<:atter-brained. and dogmatism are negative expressions or Ill is energy. Your ideas and comi'I'"K. progressive.Inkations may not be well-received. or mel<\ physics. creative Ideas are easy to (Ome by now. Yoor sen~s may be overloaded. Mercury opposition Uranus Under this inltuence.

Daydreaming. your imagination is stirred. spirituality. Mercury square Neptune You are not thinking clearty just now. fiction. You might question facts altogether or avoid being pinned down for answers. visualization. however. vague. or that you get the lnfOI'matlon you want almost •magically". Mercury opposition Neptune Indecision or uncertainty could plague you today. Avoid signing contracts under this Influence. this is a good time for artistic or literary projects. You might feel lazy on a mental level. poetry. and prophecy are stimulated. finding that your mind wande<s when presented with te<:hnlcal facts. You are more sensitive artistically. Technical facts can be glossed over at this time. and invotved in decisions made today. disOI'ganized. advertising. You could be mentally lazy. This transit favoors the arts. or to formalize agreements. Avoid making hasty dedsions that yoo will later regret You could be impulsive. The desire to daydream Is high. Your thinking is fanciful now. or you prefe< COilV!lunlcatlng on more sUbtle levels. Mercury sextile Neptune lntuttion runs high now. You might get insights into your own mind anci/Of into others' behaviour. Conscious reasoning can be distorted by subconscious matter. and prOI'notlon. so ~oncentrating on cold hard tacts can be challen~ng.AsJ>«l Oetals 399 today. and instructions. Mercury trine Neptune Imagination and intuition run htgh. and you have an increased appreciation for subtleties. Yoo might find that yoo are in the right place at the right time. directions. or oore<:eptive to pra(tical advice now. You could be subje<:t to de<:epUon. and often at the expense of productivity and clear communication. Communications may be unclear. You could find it hard to follow facts. You are inspired and able to inspire others with your words. 01' downright confused. As such. This Is a poOl' dme for major decision making and for signing on the dotted line. preferring perhaps to daydream cor inclined towards overly fanciful thinking. It's not a good dme to make a presentatiOI\ to ask for what you want. It~ hard to get solid answers . Mercury conjunct NeptLne Your intu~iV@ mativity is stiiTtllated under this influence.

You are more able-and motlvat~-to f ind hidden meanings and to cut to the cha~. You could find that mistrust dominates the day. as It Is bound to only stir up trouble.400 Koow about Transt of Plantts from oth~rs. Your mind is investigative and probing. Mercury trine Pluto You find that your mind can easily tune in to different levels of awareness right now. Mercury opposition PlutD Something you write or say could trigger power struggles or hostility from others under the influence of this trans~. and you can too ~asily misrepr~s~t your~lf. and topics have little appeal to you now. You are more patient and strategic In your decision-making than usual. psychological understanding and awareness. Mercury sextlle Pluto You poss~ more insight and psychological ooderstan<ing than usual during this transit. connections. and you may be determined to reveal t ruths. You ar~ willing to look beyond the surface ol things and Investigate matters In more depth. Mercury square Pluto This Is a time wh~ your mind Is more suspicious and perhaps ne9ative. Thoughts. Perhaps more Importantly. For exampl~. you are more patient and strategic in your decision-making. strategic thinking. Your p~rsuasive powers. A piece of information can arrive now that helps you to see things more clearly. and focus~ attention. so you might want to hold off on . or you could badger someone yourself! This transit oft~ brings some level ol mental str~ and pr~ure. and the result can be increa~ insight. you might b~ given the third degre~.l<eep in mind that decisions made now are unlikely to be objective. Superficial conversations. Efficiency and relevancy be<ome important. Mercury conjunct Pluto You may uncover valuable information or gain understanding under ltlis influence.whether this is something you ~t In others or deal with In your own thinking patterns. Avoid the tend~ to read betw~ the lines with a 0e9ative slant. Avoid signing ~ontracts or formaliling agr~ments for the time being. A revealing conversation or connection to someone could figure now. A revealing conversation or connection to someone could figure now. and comroonications are more intense and focus~ . and observational skills lncrea~. ideas.

atte<npts to persuade othe<s to think like you do. speaking. It~ easlernow than usual to verbalize exactly what you want Others appreciate what yoo have to say and your ideas and Ol)lnlons are received exactly as you Intended them. On the othe< hand. Re-assessing decisions yoo have made already. insisting on knowing the •truth• or on exposing falsehoods. Mercury trfne Ascendant Yoo could be pleasanUy busy now. What you say or write could be misinterpreted. and handling details. it could also bring aboot a strong desire to w~hhold information. your mind is alert. or yoo could find it hard to verbalize what it is yoo want. Mercury sextile Ascendant Tl'is is a strong period for handling details. Mercury square Ascendant News or Information yoo receive now could be frustrating. and you can easily and quld<ly grasp Information now. . Your mind is especially alert and yoo could be particularly busy running e<rands. Uncovering important information or engaging in revealing and profound conversations or investigations are the mOfe positive ways or managing this somewhat tense energy. making mountains out of molehills. and mental pursuits. taking short ltips. Your ideas are well~received. Obsessive tl'inking. This transit can manifest as a complAsive need to talk. and nervoos tension is quite possible now. may be in order. mailing. and It can be hard to concentrate on any one partlrular task. You could be thinking a lot aboot taking action on something important to you. You might be a litde more assertive or more able to verbalize yoor ideas and thooghts.these are the more unpleasant possibilities. conversing nod socializing. You might be given (or give) the third degree. Secondguessing figures now. writing or speaking. networking. question. or even badger.AsJ>«l Oetals 401 important decision-making for the time being. Mercury col\! unct Ascendant This is a period of heightened verbal ab ility or increased convnunications. It's more likely than usual for you to make mental errors. You might be asked to do a favoor that you don't want to do or you could feel overloaded with tasks and errands now. negotiating. or corresponding. Yoor thoughts could be all over the place. writing. or adjusting your plans. or conve<sations with othe<s make you tense.

Ideas (Orne flooding In now. could be caused by meddlesome family members. conference. Negotiations are in order. friends. for this transit presents opportunities for advancing your worldly affairs through new enterprises. and this could lead to disputes. seminar. The ability to collYllunlcate with suporlors 0< describe what you see. el. and you're able to assimilate all kinds of new information. or travel. Clarifying your ne>d step or consulting with someone who is in a position to help you professionally is on the agenda. Clarity. good (OilYllunlcative self-expression. literature. or class. even ninor damage to your reputation. You do not listen to anyone else~. solicitors. This is an excellent time to attend an impoltant meeting. There is trouble in connection with correspondence. The ability to conmunicate with superiors or describe what you see. swdy. Problems In professional and dO<nestic life. there Is a danger of being caught up In your own personal ideas. sales. Mercury square Mldheaven •You may not be abJe to keep your mind on your job or whatever you·re doing just now.402 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets Mercury opposition Ascendant Reaching out to others on a mental level figures now. travel. Mercury coil unct Mldheawn •A time when you can put your practical insights into wO<ds and to others. Mercury trine Mldheaven ·Good practical job-related thoughts and Ideas. writing. end a smooth flow of communication makes this an excellent time to reach a decision and/O< tell others of a decision you've come to. This Is a period of extrovelted mental and communicative activity In worldly affairs. and you might feel a strong need for feedback from a significant other or special friend. 1 t could be hard to make good job-related decisions. You could even be on the local news or get a b ~of local publimy. Allleamlng. relatives. Communication with authO<ity figures is enhanced now. 0< Intellectual activities ore favourod. or dishonest people. objectiv•ly.c. . or teaching is especially favoured. This is a good time for planning for the future. too. and any endeavour involving corrwnunications. especially if you are seeking lt. teaching. However. ~onvey them Mercury sextile Mid heaven •Good practical job-related thoughts and ideas.

to hope. the more good ideas. and when we are not as aware of restraints. every 3 years or so. particularty with superiors or authority fi9ures. is also useful now. Ascendant. Moon. if we don't believe In ourselves. Speaking with a parent or elder and getting !heir perspective. Intelligently oroariling. we are sure to be disappointed. or working something with them. or taking care of correspondence would be wise nrm. could prove troublesome. we feel its effects in a similarly personal way. The more uncluttered and systematic you are. Our confidence and level ol Joy Is Increased In these areas of life. Jupiter transits perhaps receive more positive press than they deserve. What Juplter does i s to Infuse us wllh lhe license to dream. Jupae< is the planet of possibilities and it offers us promises. just as we need Saturn to remind us that we need to budcle down. However.AsP«l Decal s 403 Mercury opposition Midheaven •communication. However. and are so confident that we Ignore reality and don't tl'lnk of consequences. Jupiter Is a Jovial Influence. Jupiter Transits 01/erview: Jupiter takes approximately 12 years to come full drtle. Problems arise when we overdo. and we feel motivated to improve or gain in these areas of life. Your thoughts may be mOte on home and family. ~lercury. These are times In otK lives when we feel a little more free and confident. as Ulose ol us who have waited for Jupiter to transit conjunct our Sun can attest. Jupiter is an Influence that acts to expand and enlarge our personal l andscapes. 1t can also make us feel ralher restless or overconfident. Jupiter transits allow growth and expansion of consciousness i n1101vlng the conditions and natures of the hOuses and planets Involved. When that natal point is an intensely personal planet or point (such as the Sun. Whether these promises are realistic is somelhlng to consider seriously. and directions can emerge. or Mars). we also ne<!d Jupiter to remind us that we won't get very far. decisions. Juplter acts to expand. and to feel goed about ourselves. planning. and It gives us hope and enlhuslasm. Venus. Therefore. You may not Ill ink like they do or may find that your thoughts even run opposite to theirs. . Jupaer will transi t conjunct square. Why? Because If we walt for Jupiter to bestow us with wondetf\JI gifts. or opposite a natal point.

and optimistic about the future at this time. Jupltertranslts sextlle SUn This can bean excellent time for financial transactions. At the same time. but don't count on il Reasonable investments are generally favoured at Ill is time. You may be feeling partlcularty vital and confldenL and this Inner ·sunniness· can bring Its rewords. but they may not be easy to grab unless you have built your self. corlident. as well as the nature of other transits occurring at the same time. look for leo in your natal chart. You night find that you feel more vital. It's a good time to resolve conflicts. It~ an excellent time to start new long·term projects. and boosting your self·confidence. If the Sun is challenged natally. making Investments. but it~ a good idea to factor in the condition of the natal Sun. and this is an area of life that will be directly affected by the transit (In addition to the !louse where the transit actually takes place). tor the future. Remember always that 1 upiter transits is to benefit us to the utmost. but much will depend on the condition <>f the Sun at birth. tor glossing over details to feed our optimism. as the Sun rules leo. Sometimes. It invites us to have some faith in ourselves and our abilities. making plans conflicts with others.404 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets and we all need that kind ol energy from time to time! When Jupiter transits a natal planet it gives that part of our personality a boost. resolving . This is the start of a ·new you· . you may not have the best judgment at this time. we roost be aware ol the potential for overdoing. unexpected windfalls come during this transit. As you prepare tor this transit. we need to grab opportunities. Events may give your ego a boost and you could be feeling quite vital and alive. Ego gra!Uication is the theme of this transit.a more confident and faithful person. We cannot wait for things to happen to us.confidence before the transit occurs. If the Sun Is challenged. and try to launch It at the time of the transit (assuming all other tllingsare equal). T ake advantage of Ill is by promoting yourself or putting yotXSelf •out there·. Jupiter transiting conjunct the Sun may bring about some opportunities. reminding us that we may have been underestimating our capabilities. consider whether you want to begin a new long· term project. Jupiter-Sun Transits Jupitertransits conjunct SUn This Is a highly touted aspect.

jupltertransltstrlne sun This transit represents considerable opportunity. and you do come across in a mDfe favourable light than usual . the public Image.Moon Tl'anslts J upitertranslts tn the Moon Directly affect the feelings. This need not be the case at all. Problems from your past may re·surface. It~ generally a good time to Invest. You may tend towards self-Indulgence. and reasonably confident. The problem with the transit Is that you might over-reach as a result of these Inflated feelings of Importance. Generally. and ~ is up to you how to handle it.s of the future and new inspiratior. You are likely to be feeling quite powerful and <>ptimlstlc. Jupitertransitsconjunct Moon You may be looking to improve your home life and domestic affairs when Jupiter transits your Moon. this transit is a "feel·good" transit. In fact you might find that you receive a mucll-needed boost to your ego at this time. This Is a time to find wa~ to improve yo IX life and your satisfaction from life.s are likely to come along with this transit Jupiter transits opposite sun You might fall victim to wasting opportunities. Juplter. and it's likely a n>Jcll-needed boost. Resolving conflicts with others is favoured. as well as faufty decision-making due to over·optimism or arrogance. as you might find that onee )upitet passes. New vlslor. At the root of this is a desire for mDfe . You are likely to want to Improve your domestic affairs and relationships.AsP«l Decal s 401 J upitertransits square Sun There may be a tendency to wasteflllness during this tran~t. During these transits. and you may encounter issues surrounding your need to commit versus your need to be free. J uplter Is giving your ego a boost. You are likely to feel very good at this time. time. and personal popularity. you are espedally aware ol what you need to feel secure. )upitet is infusing you with a boost to your ego at this t ime. or resources when transiting J upitcr opposes your natal Sun. Avoid maldng any large purchases during this transa. you didn't really need tile Item.

be aware that your faith In yourself and others at 1111s time can be especially rewarding and personally satisfying. )up~cr trines to personal planets might go unnoticed. LOok to planets in Cancer in your chart to see other parts of your personality that) uplter Is now Infusing with optimism. and you come across as coosiderably more friendly and popular during this transit Follow your heart. J upitertransits square Moon You might be feeling somewhat dissatisfied with your domestic environment or your personal circle at this time. It Irs not Immediately apparent to you. Use this time to resolve conflicts with others. It could be a good time to buy a home or to change residence. spice up your home. However. Because they don't always coincide with specific external events.406 /Cft(}w about Tra~~st of Planets security and a stronger home base or foundation. and improve your close relationships. your ability to derive pleasure from life is augmented. and d1e best way to find satisfaction is to weed out what is malclng you 111happy on a spiritual level. This is a frie<ldly trans~ period when you may find yourself more amiable and personally popula' Take advantage ol this time by resolving conflicts with others in your personal circle. Jupiter transits trine Moon You might be feeling quite personally popular and well-received by others at this time. dig deeper and appreciate your relations with your family and dose friends. or to be freel Avoid the tendency to splurge or to pamper yourself tor no other reason except to tame your moodiness. It you know this transit Is coming. expand your personal circle. although you might be indined to want the biggest and the best horne w ~h the way you are feeling at this time! What does the Moon rule in your chart? Look to the house(s) of your natal chart with Cancer on the cusp for areas of your life where Jupiter is acting to expand. Good will and optimism charocterlze this period of time. Jupiter transits sextile Moon Your sense of humour is improved. What you all! really looking to do is to expand your emotional life with joy and pleasure. or you might be dealing with personal issues that tug you in two different directions: to comrrit. as you are bound to be well-received with your sincere and . but awareness of the roots of your dissatisfaction can go a long way to preventing d1e addition of more debt or pounds to your life and to your body. Putting on weight is one possibility of this transit.

so be sure to get your Ideas across and put them •out Ill ere·. The fact is. You feel more confident of your capacity to communicate and of your intellectual capabilities. Your Ideas may be appreciated more than ever. Juplter. and increased chances to get your ideas across. Details may be glossed over. You see the big picture now. Learn evel)lhlng you can. bigger perspective. as long as you sincerely wa nt them to be. You begin to tl'lnk In big ways. I I this is the case. and productivity may be adVersely affected as you nurse your wounds. recognize that ~·s a sign that you are looking for emotional satisfaction in the wrong places. J upitertransits opposite Moon Depending on your charactf!f and life situation.AsJ>«l Oetals 407 warm demeanour. and offer the opportunity for growth through learning. There can be a tendency to put on weight or to be financially extravagant. but be careful that it Is not at the expense of critical details.Mera1ry Transits Jupiter transits lXI Mercury Stimulate and expand your curiosity. self·promotion. but be aware that your judgment on this matte< is likely skewed. I deal handling olthis transit is fating what it is you feel is lacking in your life-that which Is causing you to feel unhappy. it i s more likely than not that they will be receptive to you. you might be fl!f!ling especially optinistic or emotionally self·indulgent during this transit Some of us experience swings from optimism to self-pity. You may be Questioning the amount of support you are receiving from others. You might be setting others up on some level to prove to yourself how unsupported you are. and this transit makes us more aware of that need. if you choose to reach out to others at this time. J uplter transits cor4 unct Mercury This Is a time when your usual way ol thinking and seeing the world Is lrlused with a grandeur. Weall need to feel emotionally supported. Do something to improve your domestic I W~whether it~ simple re-decorations or enjoying family outings. and your curious spirit Is aroused. You might receive some great news. You are more alert than usual to possibilities. This transit presents an excellent opportunity to grow mentaiO( and i ntellectually. or deliver ll As long as you . and you may tend towards over-optimism at this time. Problems rooted in llle past and with family and early childhood are apt to surface dUring lllis period.

Your life may feel a little easier as you now entertain mOfe pJeasant and inspiring thoughts. and you feel somewhat overwhelmed by all o1 the activity around you. this is a great time to sell yourself. to sign pape<s. It may be because you are not listening very well. Juplter transits trine Men:IWY Take this opporl\Jnlty to learn something new. and to buy and sell. Try not to gloss over critical details. and promote yourself and your ideas. J upitertransits sextile Men:ury This is a time when you have an opportunity to learn things that will expand your vision. You may be fl!<!ling mentally restless-conside< that restlessness as a signal that your mind is primed to learn more. you feel sllghdy behind In what you're doing. What does Merwry rule in your chart? Look to the houses ol your natal chart with Genini and Virgo on the cusp for all!as of your life where Jupiter is acting to expand. Your attitude is generally positive. If you are fl!<!ling nervous. improve your business or business dealings. it can be hard to keep track of everything. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your best foot forward and to learn something th