Saturday, May 12, 2012

Venus turns Retrograde; Jupiter & Saturn change signs

There are important changes happening in the Heavens this week. Generally, when a number of planetary events happen simultaneously, the situation is Unstable. Therefore this week is not favorable for starting any important new endeavors.
Venus begins its 6 weeks-long retrograde phase on Tuesday, May 15. The planet of Love, Marriage, Guidance, Agreements,Values, Art, and Finance will appear to be moving "in reverse" from night to night until June 27. During this time Venus' significations will be undependable. (For more on Venus, get the current issue of the Vedic Astrology Newsletter). Additionally, Venus is now at 29 deg. Taurus. Planets at the last or first degree of a sign are weak, since they cannot fully manifest their energy while transitioning between two different worlds. The end of Taurus is especially weak for Venus, since it is the Virgo Navamsa (the Navamsa  is a mathematically calculated chart derived from the actual zodiac); Venus is debilitated in Virgo. During a Venus Retrograde period there is Reconsideration, Re-evaluation, and Change in Values and Worth of Relationships, Agreements, Truth, Currencies, Finance.
Saturn enters Virgo on Tuesday, May 15. The planet of Structure, Stability, Order, Obligation, and Suffering has been retrograde since last February. Saturn has now "backed up" in Libra to the point where it will enter into Virgo this week. As usual, a planet changing signs will be Unstable, and not give dependable results. This is particularly a problem with Saturn, as it is the planet of Stability. Since Saturn is just creeping along in the Heavens, the process of changing signs takes several days. Technical point: by entering the end of Virgo, Saturn will join Venus in Virgo Navamsa, which further damages the significations of Venus.
Jupiter enters Taurus on Wednesday, May 16. The planet of Expansion, Prosperity, Optimism, Opportunity, Faith, Religion, and Law is leaving Aries, where is has been for the past year, and now begins a one-year sojourn in Taurus. As usual, a planet changing signs is weakened. Like Venus at the end of Taurus, Jupiter is also disadvantaged in the first degrees of Taurus (the first navamsa of Taurus is Capricorn, Jupiter's sign of debilitation). Also, Jupiter is traveling with the Sun, i.e., it is combust; its significations are "burnt up" which is especially bad for the material significations like Wealth. Jupiter is the planet that represents Banks and Banking... there has already been an event in that area, and there is worse to come.
Both of the Finance/ Prosperity Planets, Venus and Jupiter, are poorly disposed for the rest of May and into June. Meanwhile Saturn, the planet of Structure, Stability, and Established Order, is also weakened. A significant downturn in the Financial Sector is imminent. (for more on events associated with planetary movements, listen to this week's radio show podcast, posted on Monday, May 14).

2 Comments:

Blogger Srinivas said...

I believe as Jupiter moves further in the sign of Taurus, some stability might be achieved in the financial market. However, worse might happen when Jupiter goes retrograde in October. For all you know, Euro zone crisis may reach its peak during this time. What is your view on the above?

4:03 AM  
Blogger Srinivas said...

I believe as Jupiter moves further in the sign of Taurus, some stability might be achieved in the financial market. However, worse might happen when Jupiter goes retrograde in October. For all you know, Euro zone crisis may reach its peak during this time. What is your view on the above?

4:03 AM  

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