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Planetary Transits


Rahu Ketu Transit – Leo/Aquarius

By Kshitij Sharma, December 18, 2015

Find out how Rahu/Ketu transit of 2016 in Leo and Aquarius respectively will affect you according to the janma rashi.

If I take the latitude and longitude of Mumbai, India, Rahu/Ketu will enter the signs around midday of January 30th, 2016 and will stay in these signs for approximately one and a half year till 18th August 2017. Rahu and Ketu are mathematical entities exactly 180° apart. Therefore, when Rahu enters Leo, Ketu enters Aquarius. Both the transits have different effect on the individual as per his/her janma rashi as derived from the natal horoscope. While Rahu and Ketu are exactly 180° apart, it does not mean that an adverse transit of Rahu is beneficial transit for Ketu and vice-versa.

The rest of the article will try to delineate how the two transits of Rahu in Pisces and Ketu in Aquarius. will simultaneously affect an individual. The sign in the first column is the janma rashi or the moon sign. If you do not know your moon sign, please first find it out through the horoscope software application on this page on the website. Subsequently, lookup this sign on the first column and find out the effect of the transit. If the transit is adverse, the necessary remedies to reduce the effects of Rahu and Ketu transits are detailed in the last part of this article.

Movement of Rahu and Ketu through the zodiac is pretty interesting. They are not real planets, but are mathematical points. They both move back in retrogression. Their movement and their mathematical nature is described here in this article on Rahu/Ketu and eclipses. Rahu and Ketu are in Virgo and Piaces respectively right now and they move backward to Leo and Aquarius respectively. Please note that this is a general affect of the transit and the results will be very specific to your birth horoscope. If there are “problems” indicated in the table below, the “problems” are defined by the location and result of Rahu/Ketu in the chart. If Rahu affects 5th house in the birth horoscope i.e., the natal chart, “problems” will be related to children, speculations and other factors shown by the 5th house. Also, since Rahu and Ketu have special 5th and 9th drishti, there will be some stimulation of the traits denoted by the house being aspected by these two shadowy planets. In this article, this time around, I have also tried to incorporate other transits and their affect on the individuals.

Janma Rashi Rahu Transit Ketu Transit General Effect of the transits.
Aries 5th House
(Adverse)
11th House
(Favourable)
This transit indicates erratic cash flow, but it will not go zero. The favourable Ketu transit will see to that. However, you cannot gamble with it. Rahu fritters away gains if we do not pay attention to our investments. You would also feel like doing everything by yourself and that your friends/partners are not fast enough to keep pace with your thinking abilities.
Love, gains, worries, pleasure will be driven through children and they will be in focus. You may at times feel distrust and lack of faith but you will have to look at the bigger picture and ensure that logic is given more importance than doubts.
Ketu has Jupiter’s vedha till Jupiter is in Leo.
Taurus 4th House
(Adverse)
10th House
(Adverse)
You need to take care of your mother – in relationships, health etc. You would be inclined to get a 2nd source of income. There will be a disappointment and dissatisfaction at the place of work and you need to keep your ambitions in check, especially while dealing with peers. Expect to be pulled out of “comfort zone”, e.g., those at work may get transferred to a new role and those in business may have to deal with an as yet unknown yet fiery competitor. Reorgs will move you from one place to other and may take you away from your home environment.
Real estate transactions will not be very smooth.
Gemini 3rd House
(Favourable)
9th House
(Adverse)
Gains through neighbours, relatives, siblings and you can clear and work out your misunderstanding with them. Short journeys to foreign location are shown. However, you need to be careful with the travels, if they are not planned. Need a plan B almost everywhere. Health will be good.
Source of money will be squeezed.You will be tempted to take short-cuts. My advice: bending the rules is okay, blatantly breaking them is not.
Cancer 2nd House
(Adverse)
8th House
(Adverse)
There is a loss of money and expenses. You will spend money on acquiring personal possessions. This will affect just not you, but your spouse as well. You need to be careful about hard to diagnose long term diseases. Physical health will be good. You will also need to control your speech otherwise things go out of control with respect of the family. Competition at work place may cause problems, but if you take an aggressive approach, this may turn out to be in your favour.
Leo 1st House
(Adverse)
7th House
(Adverse)
You have bouts of self confidence now and this means that you can be selfish. The tendency is to going to look at yourself first and your family and friends comes later. This can have a negative impact on the family. You need to be honest about yourself with the family. Do not let your reputation get damaged. There is a chance of lawsuits and expenses due to this. Business partnerships with foreigners will be beneficial.
Virgo 12th House
(Adverse)
6th House
(Favourable)
Health will be good overall, but danger to feed and eyes. Get yourself a periodic health check package. Stay on top of your finance otherwise debts and expenses will pile up. The transits indicate change of place as well as estrangement from mother. Those in politics will find it difficult to connect to masses. In business and at work, ambitions will be high. Yet a lot of confusion can come into the mind at work.
Libra 11th House
(Favourable)
5th House
(Adverse)
You need to work with older siblings. This transit opens way for new fruitful friendships,which will be beneficial in long run. This transit can also indicate new sources of income and a lot of initiative on the side. Be careful with investments. There can be problems with children and father.
Scorpio 10th House
(Adverse)
4th House
(Adverse)
This transit shows unsettled home life and emotional challenges. Loss through property is indicated. Real estate transactions can cause stress. Success at work will come only after sheer hard work. The expenses would be high. You may take loans and get into debt in order to fund for some expenditure for yourself. Alternatively, some of the savings from the past may be wiped out.
Sagittarius 9th House
(Adverse)
3rd House
(Favourable)
You will have courage and ability to take on the competition. However, this aggressive attitude can indicate problems with siblings. Short journeys are indicated, but may not turn out to be beneficial. You may not get the desired result.
Ketu transit has Saturn’s vedha, which means that you will not get the full result of auspicious transit in terms of improvement in professional career. Old baggage from the past will slow you down.
Capricorn 8th House
(Adverse)
2nd House
(Adverse)
8th house transit shows legacies and gains through inheritance, especially during malefic transits. However, you need to take care of your reputation as well against competitors in business. Marketing campaigns can go against you. Put an effort in taking care of your health to avoid hospitalization. You will be able to repay debts. Be honest with family members and keep your focus on them.
Aquarius 7th House
(Adverse)
1st House
(Adverse)
Disputes can crop up in the family, but at the same time it can be resolved easily as well. New opportunities in business/partnership will come up, but since this is an adverse transit, you need to be very careful. There can be changes in job profile and the kind of work you have been doing. The source of income may change during this period. Take good care of your kids during this transit.
Pisces 6th House
(Favourable)
12th House
(Adverse)
Your health should be focus. Yoga, gym, exercises will help with afflicted help. 12th house transit of any planet is difficult. Seclusion, self doubt, distrust, lack of sleep. is a negative trait of this transit. There will be ambiguity and uncertainty at place of work.
Rahu transit has Saturn’s vedha and hence baggage from the past and old timers at work will hamper progress. Make a new beginning and leave behind the baggage in order to progress at work

For any of the adverse transits, the following remedies should be followed. Please note that is is just for Rahu and Ketu and are not customized for the sign as such. Specific remedies for the signs are better looked under monthly forecasts section, as the posts there will take care of other planetary transits and suggest better remedies.

  • Rahu: Worship Goddess Durga. Chanting of Durga Chalisa every day will help. As per Lal Kitab, Goddess Sarasvati is the deity for Rahu and She may be worshipped. Donate black mustard (sarson)
  • Rudra-ashatakam helps with adversity caused by Ketu. Worship Lord Ganesha and donate black sesame seeds and banana fruit.

Saturn Return in Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, July 26, 2015

Over the past few months, I have been noticing that the set of people who come to me for consultation have one important trait in their horoscope – almost 50% of them have Saturn in Scorpio in their charts. A significant percent also have Saturn in retrograde as well. Please note that these are people who are coming to me as an astrologer and not the ones I pick up on the forum for my own learning.

As Saturn is in Scorpio as of now (see this article for reference), it means that Saturn is now transiting over its natal position. This is an extremely important event – happens at the age multiple of 29 years. This transit markes some significant changes in the life of these individuals. The life, life style and the direction changes for some of these individuals. The period may see to be a turbulent period, but things usually change for the better after this period is over, unless they are going through an inimical dasha/bhukti period. Continue reading


Jupiter’s Transit of Leo 2015-2016

By Kshitij Sharma, June 7, 2015

Jupiter will be in Leo (Simha) Rashi from July 14, 2015 through August 11, 2016. It would enter the sign of Simha, ruled by Sun during early hours of July 14th for a horoscope cast for Bangalore, India. Jupiter will be in Magha Nakshatra to begin with, i.e. till 13°20” in the span on Leo till September 14, 2015, in Purva Phalguni till November 20th, 2015, when it enters Uttara Phalguni. It becomes retrograde in Leo on January 8th, 2016, while it less than a degree of getting out of Leo. It becomes direct on May 9th, 2016. During this journey back in the sign of Leo, it is again in Purva Phalguni and in 19° within Leo. It then picks up speed finally is out of Leo in August 2016. Continue reading


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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