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Planetary Transits


Mesha Sankranti 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, April 15, 2015

Mesha Sankranti: Occurs on April 14th, 2015 @ 13.34 hours for a horoscope for the capital of India – New Delhi. Mesha Sankranti is celebrated as Bihu in Assam and Baisakhi in Northern part of the country. This is the day on which Sun enters the first sign of Zodiac as well as its exaltation sign of Aries.

The planetary combinations of this day are as follows:

Sun: Located in 10th house, conjunct with Mars and Mercury. Mars is in swakshetra in Aries, making this very powerful 10th house. Mercury as 3rd and 12th lord in its malefic capacity is muting down some of the good results

Jupiter: In its exaltation sign of Cancer in Lagna

Venus: In its own sign in 11th house

Saturn: retrograde in watery sign. This has already started unnecessary and unexpected rain in most parts of the country

Moon is in thoughtful sign of Capricorn.

The major results of this chart as already been published in this article –> http://www.planetarypositions.com/forecast/yearly-horoscope/2014/11/12/mundane-astrology-outlook-india-2015/.


Direct Motion of Jupiter in Cancer 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, April 9, 2015

Jupiter is in direct motion now that the retrogression period has finally ended. The results of direct motion will be visible. Please refer to this article to find out how the rest of the transit of Jupiter in Cancer will continue. Good opportunities are expected to show up for these rashis which have favourable transit – i.e. for Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces rashi individuals.

As far as mundane astrology is concerned, the economic situation should improve now. However, many new project launches may still not work, because Saturn is retrograde.


Chandra Grahana April 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, March 25, 2015

A lunar eclipse occurs on 4th April 2015. This eclipse is visible in much of Asia, Australia, large parts of both North & South America, islands in Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. It does cover a lot of parts of the world, but is not visible in Africa and Europe.

For the residents of the affected region, appropriate Rashi-Graha-Nakshatra shanti/sanskar should be done in order to mitigate the effect of the eclipse. The eclipse occurs in Kanya Rashi & Hasta Nakshatra. As per astrological indicators, this eclipse has the following effect on various rashis –

Inauspicious, Anishta Effect: Kanay Rashi (Virgo), Mithuna Rashi (Gemini), Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius), Tula Rashi (Libra)

Medium Effect: Simha Rashi (Leo), Meena Rashi (Pisces), Makar Rashi (Capricorn), Vrishabh Rashi (Taurus)

Auspicious , Shubh Effect: Karka Rashi (Cancer), Mesh Rashi (Aries), Dhani Rashi (Sagittarius), Vrishchik Rashi (Scorpio)

Apart from this, Hasta Nakshatra borns will also come under the anishta effects during this eclipse.


Surya Grahana 20th March 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, March 18, 2015

A solar eclipse occurs on 20th March 2015. This eclipse is visible in Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, the western part of North America and Atlantic region as well as in the Arctic. This eclipse is not visible in other parts of the world.

For the residents of the affected region, appropriate Rashi-Graha-Nakshatra shanti/sanskar should be done in order to mitigate the effect of the eclipse. The eclipse occurs in Meena Rashi & Uttara Bhadprada Nakshatra. As per astrological indicators, this eclipse has the following effect on various rashis –

Inauspicious, Anishta Effect: Meena Rashi (Pisces), Simha Rashi (Leo), Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius), Mesha Rashi (Aries)

Medium Effect: Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius), Kanya Rashi (Virgo), Vrishchika Rashi (Scorpio), Karka Rashi (Cancer)

Auspicious , Shubh Effect: Makar Rashi (Capricorn), Tula Rashi (Libra), Vrishabha Rashi (Taurus), Mithuna Rashi (Gemini)

Apart from this, Uttara Bhadprada nakshatra borns will also come under the anishta effects during this eclipse.


Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio March 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, February 11, 2015

Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 20:10 IST and subsequently becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 11:10 IST for a horoscope generated for Bangalore. This will need to be adjusted appropriately. For example, for New York City, USA, Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday on Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:40 EST and subsequently becomes direct on becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 01:40 EST. This is a period of 140 days, about three and a half months in which Saturn will be vakri, i.e., will be seen going back in the sky with respect to its previous position. Saturn is 10°52′ in Scorpio on March 14th. On August 02, when it becomes direct again, the position of Saturn would be 4°20′ in Scorpio.

The retrogression of Saturn will affect all rashis as per this article published last year on Saturn transit. The details in that article are still valid and relevant. The retrogression of Saturn adds a twist to the results. Saturn is a slow moving planet and is known to cause delays. Even the good effects that are bestowed upon by a good transit come slowly and steadily. In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes a person strong and referred to as ‘Cheshtabal’.

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Venus Gochar Meena Rashi Feb March 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, January 21, 2015

Find out how Venus Gochar affects you according to your moon sign when Venus is exalted in Meena Rashi.

Venus will transit (gochar) to Pisces/Meena rashi in evening hours on 16th February 2015 as per Indian Standard Time for a horoscope prepared for Bangalore. Venus remains in Pisces through March 12th, when it moves to its Mars’ sign of Aries. Venus does  not get retrograde in the middle and will maintaining pretty much constant speed through the transit.

Venus is exalted in Pisces sign. It is a sign ruled by Jupiter. Venus is the teacher/guide of the Asuras while Jupiter does that job for Devas. Venus is therefore quite at home in Jupiter’s sign of Pisces.

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Jupiter Retrograde Dec 2014 to April 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, November 7, 2014

Jupiter is currently transiting its exaltation sign of Cancer. It is currently in forward direction although the speed is coming down. Now, it is time for Jupiter to come to a halt and start moving back in the same sign. Jupiter becomes Retrograde on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at approximately 02:00 hours. At this time, the Jupiter is at Cancer 28°5’. Jupiter becomes direct on Wednesday, April 08, 2015  at about 22:30 hours, when the degrees are Cancer 18°5’. The total duration of retrogression is close to 4 months.

Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. During retrogression, it will behave opposite of what it stands for. Jupiter denotes expansiveness and exuberance. Therefore, during this period, expansion will stop. However, since the placement of Jupiter is overall a good one, this will result in good opportunities coming out of this when the retrogression finally ends. This is a contrarian approach and in a sense would work like Viparita raja yoga. 

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Saturn Combust in Scorpio

By Kshitij Sharma, October 27, 2014

As explained in this other article on Saturn’s transit, Saturn crosses over to Scorpio in the first week of November 2014. At the same time, since Sun would be closer to moving to Scorpio on Nov 17/18, the overall differences in degrees of these two astronomical bodies is not that much. Going by degrees of separation, Saturn comes very close to Saturn from Nov 1st onwards. However, at this time, Sun itself is in Libra while Saturn is in Scorpio. Therefore, by one more acceptable logic, combustion is in affect from Nov 1st onwards. By other more logic, combustion will not take effect till 17th Nov when Sun also enters Scorpio. Sun then moves forward and the combustion then ends on Dec 5th. These calculations take a 7° of separation on either side and hence the dates between this site and other panchanga softwares will be a little different.

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Saturn’s Transit to Scorpio: November 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, October 2, 2014

Saturn’s transit to Libra is coming to an end. On Nov 4th 2014, Saturn will move from airy sign of Libra to watery sign of Scorpio. It will remain in Vishakha nakshatra and move from 3rd pada to 4th pada of Vishakha. It will remain in Scorpio for a period of approximately three years and will move to Sagittarius in October 2017. It will be a longer than average transit. Scorpio belongs to Mars, who Saturn considers an enemy. Hence Saturn will be en enemy rashi from November.

Libra was exaltation sign of Saturn. A happy, exalted Saturn is a preserver. It indicates perseverance, determination and as Saturn indicates masses, an exalted Saturn indicates that people are exercising their power and democracy is going well. Saturn exaltation in Libra in the first house was used by astrologers to fix up the time of Shri Narendra Modi’s oath taking ceremony.

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Venus Gochar Kanya Rashi Sept Oct 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, September 7, 2014

Find out how Venus Gochar affects you according to your moon sign.

Venus will transit (gochar) to Virgo/Kanya rashi in early morning hours on 25th September 2014 as per Indian Standard Time for a horoscope prepared for Bangalore. Venus remains in Virgo through October 19th, when it moves to its own sign of Libra on 19th October 2014. This is a very short transit in Virgo, mainly because it is not getting retrograde in the middle and is maintaining pretty much constant speed through the transit. Venus is combust around October 27, but by then it would be out of Virgo rashi. Venus would be conjunct with Rahu and opposition with Ketu on October 15th, when it comes within a degree of Rahu. At this time, Rahu, as its usual path is, is retrograde and Venus is moving forward with its constant speed.

Venus is debilitated in Virgo sign. It is a sign it cannot stand because it is the sign of temperamental Mercury, while Venus stands for sophistication and grace. Mercury, on the other hand is unpredictable and Virgo is its exaltation as well as moolatrikona sign. Venus is the teacher/guide of the Asuras while Jupiter does that job for Devas. Venus is therefore quite at home in Jupiter’s sign of Pisces, the opposing sign of Virgo.

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