Solar system
Vedic Astrology

Planetary Transits for the Week of 03.17

by Saraswati J. Miller March 19, 2014 08:08 PM EST
Planetary Transits for the Week of 03.17
Moon is waning (Krishna Paksha) and transits Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and into Sagittarius this week.

For a jyotish Moon-centered approach to your day, follow my daily Moon Mind posts via Face Book.

Libra (and the planets in and connected to Libra) continues to demand our attention. Rahu, Retrograde Mars and Retrograde Saturn are all there, receiving drishti from Jupiter and Ketu. This puts three planets in backward motion in Libra. Remember that Libra is Saturn's place of exaltation, however, it is retrograde currently, which makes it debilitated. Saturn is also sandhi and at the edge of Libra (near Scorpio) which weakens it, turns it more inward, slows it down, and requests that we pause, listen and be more quiet.

Mars is also nearing the edge of Libra this week, but edging back towards Virgo. Mars weakens as it goes sandhi this week and may cause "fuzzy brain" syndrome for us. Expect slower reaction times right now with communication, action steps and plans. Relationships delays and all things Venus require patience and pause as well. Read more about Mars and his movements here.

Share a free sample Friends and Lovers. Are you two best friends and lovers? Try a free sample of this powerful reading today!

We are nearing the spring sandhi "gap"- expressed during the time of Navaratri where the veil is thin and we are asked to pause, be still and sync more closely with the Divine Mothers, Nature and her wisdom. The portal is opening now. Let the slowing take over and resist the urge to force actions, outcomes and agendas. Use surrender as your modus operandi.

Mercury moves from Dhanishta nakshatra to Satabisha on 3.18. He moves from a Mars ruled nakshatra to a Rahu ruled nakshatra on Tuesday (the day of Mars). Satabisha is ruled by Varuna who is connected to "unseen obstacles" as well as health calamities, judgement, punishment and the rules created by the Gods. His main objective is to keep us connected to the Laws of Nature. Mercury is mind, intelligence, communication, finances, marketing and such, so be aware of Varuna's connection to these affairs in the coming week and a half.

This nakshatra change for Mercury is in keeping with the need for surrender, the continued focus on Libra (it's ruled by Rahu which is transiting Libra) and a reminder not to force actions. We may feel as though we "aren't doing enough" or need to force our hustle when things don't seem to be coming together very well. As things fall apart and crumble at this time, remember that it is a time of dismantling what is not working in your best interest. As we clear the decks, we make space for what is in fact more ideal in the long run. The coming week will show us where we need to let go. Are you continuing to cling? Force? Push? Look for your own resistance and remind your Self to surrender. Avoid over working right now. Keep mental health at the forefront.

Spring "officially" begins here in the Northern hemisphere on the 20th as we celebrate the spring equinox. This coincides with Holi which happened on the 16th and 17th here in the US and leading us into Vasant Navaratri on the 31st. Use this time to plant your seed of desire for the coming year. How will your garden grow?
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
Get an Applause-Worthy Fall Wardrobe: Five Jupiter-in-Leo Fashion Trends
Is Gisele the Next Big Celebrity Entrepreneur?
Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence: Can It Be?
New Moon Wisdom + Creative Ritual
This Week's Horoscopes: New Moon Manifestations
Explore Your Dreams: Virgo New Moon 2014
How Will Baby Girl Aguilera Blend In?
Derek Hough on "Nashville": Sink or Swim?
Will Michael Strahan Get Back with Nicole?
This Week's Horoscopes: Find Your Balance
related articles
New Moon in Virgo: Practice New Rituals
New Moon in Virgo: Practice New Rituals

"For me, starting the day without a pot of tea would be a day forever out of kilter." -- Bill Drummond When the new... read more »

 
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?
Were You Born on the Cusp of Leo-Virgo?

When someone says, "What’s your sign?" people born on or near a cusp have to answer with a caveat. A lot of... read more »

 
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!
Love is the Cat's Meow as Venus & Jupiter Join in Leo!

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." --... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Jo-Anne Penn-Kast

Jo-Anne Penn-Kast
Greetings! My name is Jo-Anne Penn-Kast, but you can call me Jo. I’m not a psychic (I don’t think), nor a mystical guru, and I don’t do card tricks. In fact, I’m more than usually ordinary. But I do know some extraordinary... read more

Astrology.com videos
3747413991001
3747438585001
3747447068001
3747438635001
3747444480001
3747444486001
3747447575001
3747448901001
3747453937001
3747447606001
3747447589001
3747453947001
3747453947001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Easy does it! Yesterday's lunar meandering from Scorpio to Sagittarius may have given you the impression that happy days... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

New Opportunities! Focus on improving your relationships this week once a pair of helpful transits come your way: The... read more »