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.
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 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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Effect of Mars/Saturn conjunction on various rashis, natal horoscope and on day to day affairs is described in the article.
Saturn and Mars will be conjunct on August 25th/26th. The exact conjunction will occur around midnight of August 25th, going into August 26th. Their latitudinal degrees are different, and therefore the planets will not eclipse each other, but will appear pretty close. This will not be a photo opportunity as for Venus Jupiter conjunction a week before.
Mars is fast moving planet, but Saturn is the slowest planet of the astrological system. This phenomenon occurs once approximately 2 years. This time, the conjunction is seen in Libra rashi, Vishakha nakshatra at 204°. The two planets will be at planetary war (ग्रह युद्ध) from August 24th through August 25th, considering IST, Bangalore.
I was not able to finish the post on weekly predictions due to various reasons. As it is a habit to come up with an article at the end of the week, I am sharing the notes on transits that I refer to most often. I am aware that these notes are not very useful to many of the readers who come to this site for quick information, but this may be seen as my attempt to make my notes public and help someone out there with the jyotish knowledge.
Yesterday was Guru Poornima and I would like to thank teachers like Shri Suresh Chandra Mishra, Shri Jagannath Bhasin and Shri L.R. Chawdhri who have taught me planetary transits through their books.