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StarScope: Jul 04-10
By: Gamini Dissanayake

FORECAST FOR LAGNA/ASCENDANT

ARIES: In Nadi Astrology, Sun-Saturn connection indicates birth [or conceiving ] a child. And the theory works well here. Sun is the 5th lord [kids]. Being the natural significator of karma, action, vocation, Saturn's participation [connection] is vital for any significant thing to happen. Jupiter is the natural putra-karaka [significator of kids] and the 9th lord [alternate house for kids] for Aries, and Saturn connects with Jupiter by his special 3rd house aspect. Saturn-Sun connect is also nice for reaching career goals and for romance. The shadow-side if running hostile dashas etc is: challenges to dad's well being, conflicts with him, and restlessness on the work place. Note Mercury's Mrityu Bhaga/MB Jul 8 sunrise to midnight, the exact conjunction of Mars and Mercury [on the same degree ] on Jul 11. Be conscious when you drive and take care not to hurt yourself. See other signs

TAURUS: By the time you read this I am sure you have [hopefully] hailed the arrival of Cassini-Huygens spacecraft on Titan, Saturn's largest of its 18 moons. For Taurus, Saturn is your best buddy, and the Sun is your 4th lord, and together they can ensure an outstanding performance in an ordered, regulated and predictable work environment. Very hard working, reliable and efficient. Surely, not the the movie The Corporation's psychopath stuff, but its opposite. Mercury-Mars is more about passion and romance plus short journeys in the 3rd house. The best still is Venus in your Lagna for fortune and grace.

GEMINI: While the good indications of Sun-Saturn given in Taurus also applies to you, note the downside, especially if you are running hostile dashas right now in your natal charts. Can dim your people skills, cause tensions with authority figures, dislike to change or flexibility on the work place, stress in performing emotionally intense work. Note the exact conjunction from Aries. On the Lagna, Sun-Saturn can make you busy traveling, some long. Note the other exact conjunction of Mars-Mercury in the weekend. Both are nice for $$$. The classic Phala Deepika [6:69] mentions a Viparitha Vimala Raja Yoga that gives happiness, independence, humanitarian ideals, community service and virtuous behaviour. That is your Venus, in her own Taurus, your 12th house

CANCER Note that what Venus can give you for Gemini, Saturn can do for you, and it' s mostly about expanding spiritual base [by travel/pilgrimages included] and earning some glory in a foreign land or in foreign institution. Or sudden elevation in status, it can be a foreign assignment, deputation etc. The Sun helps additionally by causing a Ubhayachari Yoga giving the ability to shoulder great responsibility, wide learning, balanced outlook. Mercury on his own gives good health and with Mars, interest in healing, skill in creative and performing arts, and prowess to prevail over competition. Tensions in relationships is the area that merits cool. Venus and Jupiter can help with a few megabucks.

LEO: From Aries down please note the discussion on Sun-Saturn. The child birth part also fits your transit chart nicely, that is if you are seeking. The Ubhyachari Yoga should work well. Note also the Buddhmaturya Yoga [which has been rolling for a year that will end on Aug 28] caused by Jupiter promoting great intelligence/learning and benign power/charisma, and the Karmajiva Yoga caused by Venus in the 10th house [creativity, commerce, wealth, beauty and bliss.] Mars and Mercury , additionally is nice for promoting lofty ideals: You will feel very charitable towards vulnerable groups.

VIRGO: From Aries down, note the indications for Sun-Saturn and Mercury-Mars. The story about a regulated workplace, hard working, dependable etc fits here too. Yet, because the Sun [wields double-separative powers, also due to 12th house ownership] resistance to authority, conflict caused by desire for speed and frustrated by delay, lack of appreciation by supervisors, emotional stress, urge to seek work elsewhere can also be experienced. This downside is supported by Mars-Mercury as well. With Venus and Jupiter on 9/12 houses chances for foreign assignments or with foreign owned corporations look good. Those with health problems both acute or chronic have to take extra care as Rahu is still in the 8th house

LIBRA All good good things said for Sun-Saturn above fit nicely for you. Especially, prospects for childbirth and more $$$, success in higher learning, spiritual expansion, benefits from spiritual journeys and meeting with gurus. Mars-Mercury in the 10th house boosts mental acumen, quick problem solving ability, wit and skills in healing, engineering, construction, communication, more earning from career, and fine performance. Career will get more shine, responsibilities with power as Sun gets to the 10th house next week. Venus will get to 9th house end of the month. And Mercury heading for exaltation. Fortune from travel

SCORPIO: For Sun-Saturn and Mercury-Mars indications please see Aries down. For those doing research/investigative work Sun-Saturn can be helpful. The downside also applies.. Next week the Sun gets to the 9th and as he heads for his own 10th house [Aug 16] the career will begin to shine. Generally Jul 16-Oct 16 is one of the best periods for outstanding performance and career advancement. Mercury-Mars can help more $$$. Can embrace extreme religious viewpoints though. The month of July is excellent for those seeking /marriage or long term relationships. As Sun and Mars going to be together in 9th house Jul 16-Aug 1 and in the 10th house for a full month Aug 16-Sep 16 power, prestige is ensured. Don't forget them with Jupiter up to Aug 28, the best of 2004.

SAGITTARIUS: For Sun-Saturn and Mars -Mercury general indications see Aries down. For you additionally, the Sun can bring gain thru partnerships [including marriage] partner can be successful in higher learning, spiritual expansion and business with foreign connections. Saturn being the 2nd lord also can help boost financial resources thru partnerships and foreign sources, and being the 3rd lord generate many short business related journeys and help from siblings. Mars can cause Vipareetha Vimala Raja Yoga [see Aries down]. Mercury being the 7th lord is the catalyst here, being 7/10 lord. The ticket is to be cool, not get carried away by sudden, seemingly optimistic emotional surges.

CAPRICORN: Sun-Saturn and Mercury-Mars general indications are given Aries down. The Sun gives great energy to overcome adversaries and to promote good health and nutrition. Some unexpected wealth. Great for those in mediation, arbitration or conflict resolution, law enforcement, investigation, insurance. There is danger of getting involved in intrigues. The Sun can bring gain thru partnerships [including marriage] partner can be successful in higher learning, spiritual expansion and business with foreign connections. The Vipareetha Vimala Raja Yoga applies to your Jupiter in the 8th house

AQUARIUS: The Sun can cause sudden infatuations in the 5th house [especially with older individuals] Be more sensitive to kids. Your skills in creative arts will be nicely charged. For starters, you might find that gentle Italian movie Stolen Children [Il Ladro di Bambini] by Gianni Amelio, winner of Grand Jury Prize 1992 at Cannes] very edifying . It's all about kids' innocence: lost and found. Kids get priority as Mercury is in the 6th house. Your kids can get restless, may not communicate well. The best for the rest of the month and beyond is yoga karaka Venus in the 4th house of inner joy, home environment. appreciation of love and beauty, capacity for art, upbringing, education, and refinement in life. It all fits

PISCES: For Sun-Saturn and Mercury-Mars general indications please see Aries down. Be concerned [never worry] about the ability of the Sun to cause hurt/accidents and damage/loss to house and property until the 16th. Excellent for inner work though, if that is your scene. Mars-Mercury additionally is nice for support from mother, success to kids, success in learning. The downside discussed last week : can cause health problems to father, and difficulties to kids, childbirth are still good. See Aquarius. The second half of the week looks better with the Moon coming to Lagna on Wednesday. Be more conscious of kids' safety [injuries] in the weekend. Perhaps your kids may like the Tibetan movie The Cup, about a bunch of soccer-loving "samaneras"


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StarScope: Jul 11-17
By: Gamini Dissanayake

FORECAST FOR LAGNA/ASCENDANT

ARIES: For Marlon Brando's chart see Scorpio. He died on July 1 of heart failure. At the time of his death he was running Rahu-Mars-Venus dasha. Saturn was in the 8th house [and 4th from the Moon, a hostile transit called Kantaka Sani] over natal Pluto and opposed by Mars [the lagna lord who represents the body]. In Libra Navamsa, Saturn was over natal Rahu and 8th from Mars- who is the 2/7 house lord: the maraka planet. Navamsa lord Venus is also the 8th lord. Venus was his death-dealing 22nd Drekkana Lord and Saturn was on it when he died. in Drekkana chart Saturn was in the 8th house. Read other signs for more info. For Aries, the week begins with Ma-Me on the same degree. Take good care when traveling today and tomorrow. Nice to have the Sun in Cancer on Friday for both $$$, success in learning and public life. The weekend productive with Moon joining Sun and Mars

TAURUS: Last week we discussed Mars-Mercury in your 3rd house, that it was more about passion and romance plus short journeys in the 3rd house. By the time Sun joins them Mercury will be on dangerous Gandantha thru to Jul 20. Losses in speculation and high expenses on kids or sweethearts. The Sun is nice for success thru hard work, empathy for the less fortunate, and for spiritual expansion. Marlon Brando had Sun and Moon in the 5th house of creativity and creative intelligence [this is the most powerful 9/10 lords in a trikona house] blessed by 5th lord Jupiter in Lagna and Venus in the 7th. A Retro Saturn [exalted] and Lagna Lord Mars aspect 9/10 lords as well, giving him great fortune and prestige.

GEMINI: Lagna Lord Mercury hits Gandantha [see Taurus] He can cause indifference to family, problems with speech, eyes, teeth, food and health problems to mother. Take good care today and tomorrow as Ma-Me are on the same degree. Mars in the 2nd is considered bad for bliss in relationships/marriage. Marlon Brando [see Aries down] had Mars in the 2nd house in both Janma and Navamsa charts, and connected with Saturn and Rahu in both charts. No wonder he had three broken marriages. On the plus side he had Mars and Jupiter exchanging houses. They were 1/2 lords in the Janma Kundali for $$$ and for power of expression, and in Chandra Kundali, they were most helpful 9/10 house lords. The exchange of houses by 1/2 lords is called a Maha-Parivartana Yoga. But as Jupiter was on Gandantha, the power was reduced somewhat.

CANCER The Sun comes to Lagna on Friday for a month and Mercury hits Gandantha by Saturday. With Yoga Karaka Mars, the Sun is very nice for boosting inflow of wealth. Gives good earning capacity and also to manage money well. Good power of speech and persuasion, good personal health and physical attraction/power, and nice for independent efforts to accumulate money. Gandantha Mercury can tempt you to resort to inappropriate financial strategies. According to the classic Phala Deepika [6:65] Marlon Brando's [see Aries down] Mercury [8th lord in the 6th house] caused a Vipareetha Sarala Raja Yoga "bestowing learning, longevity and prosperity. Success in ventures, overcomes adversary/competition and becomes a great celebrity."

LEO: Ruler Sun swings to the 12th house on Friday. Especially with 4/9 lord Mars, this can support your need for spiritual expansion, and opportunities for fulfilling community service: hospitals, correctional houses, .ashrams etc, pilgrimages and good sleep. With Mercury hitting Gandantha [see Aries down] you may have to spend unexpectedly on an older sibling. Be careful in your financial transactions with foreign sources. Female Leos will have better career opportunities this week. In Marlon Brando's chart the Sun-Moon conjunction also caused an interesting Karmajiva Yoga. When he was 18 and out of school with no skills or training, he enrolled at Erwin Piscator's Dramatic Workshop in New York. "The grand dame, Stella Adler, spotted his awareness, his empathy and his erotic appeal, and took him under her wing and into her private circle."

VIRGO: As ruler Mercury [who is also the 10th lord of career and public life] hits Gandantha Saturday 2100 hours to Jul 20 and then thru to July 23 in Leo, be more conscious in your work place. Your contribution also may not be appreciated. Be patient as you might be frustrated. Those who have applied for other jobs will have new career opportunities after 28th. Both Mercury and the 8th house Rahu urge you to look after health, and a neecha Mars is capable of causing problems to knees, upper limbs and respiratory system. Venus is strong in the 9th house of fortune. Brando's Venus [See Aries down] in 7th, Jupiter in Lagna gave him a very handsome body and sex appeal. And Venus, Sun and Moon Dashas unfolded just at the right time: 1943 [when he was 19] thru to 1979 [when he was 55] The Raja Yogas simply delivered.

LIBRA The Sun comes to the 10th house on Friday for a month. Excellent for shine in career and public life. . Mercury the 9th lord of fortune hits Gandantha [see Virgo] and this can cause less focus in managing family wealth by father. You can be overly zealous in religious affairs or can give generously [even beyond means] to political leaders, gurus etc. The weekend will see Sun, Moon. Mercury and Mars in the 10th house. Very nice for public life. Marlon Brando's Gandantha Jupiter [see Aries down] did his part in causing obesity as well. By the time he ran Mars-Jupiter Dasha he gained immense weight up to 300 pounds [136 kg]

SCORPIO: All those nice things I have been saying about the Sun, and Mars coming to 9/10 houses and teaming up with Jupiter is just around the corner. On August 1 Mars comes to the 9th house and two weeks later the Sun will follow. Imagine the glory. See other signs for the GD of Mercury. Be cool with co-workers. The Sun comes to 9th house on Friday. The career will now begin to shine even better. Here is Marlon Brando's Scorpio chart. [see Aries down] Jupiter in Lagna, Mars in 2, Uranus, Ketu and Gulika in 4, Sun and Moon in 5, Mercury in 6, Venus in 7, Pluto in 8, Neptune in 9, Rahu in 10 and Saturn Rx in 12

SAGITTARIUS: Your most helpful planets are Lagna Lord Jupiter, 5th lord Mars, 7/10 lord Mercury and 9th lord Sun. The Sun joins Mars and Mercury on Friday. This is very nice for research and profound knowledge, unexpected gain. But watch Mercury's Gandantha days. [See Aries down] Be cool with partner and co-workers. For fortune in career, job related fruitful travel and for those seeking marriage with blessings of the family, Mercury will surely help [if supported by running dashas etc] especially after July 28 when he clears Gandantha and Mrityu Bhga in Leo. When the Sun comes to Leo , your 9th house of fortune, all the above four most helpful planets will be bunching up. That does not happen every year, mind you. For example, It takes 12 years for Jupiter to return to Leo

CAPRICORN: The Sun coming to the 7th house to join neecha Mars and 6th lord Mercury urge you to be very cool and sensitive to needs of life partner and/or business partners. There is an interesting double vipareetha raja yoga formed by Jupiter and Mercury Jul 20- Aug 28. In Marlon Brando's chart 8th lord Mercury was in the 6th [see Aries down] and in his Chandra Kundali /Moon Chart Saturn the 12th lord was exalted in the 8th house. We will discuss this [double-vipareetha for Capricorn] more next week. Those seeking foreign employment will have outstanding success

AQUARIUS: The Sun can cause sudden infatuations in the 5th house [especially with older individuals] Be more sensitive to kids. Your skills in creative arts will be nicely charged. I said last week. This is still good, until Friday when the Sun swings to your 6th house. From infatuations to major conflicts are not ruled out if not careful. That is by the Sun for the next 4 weeks from Friday. Venus, Saturn and Rahu are strongly placed for fortune, $$$, and courage. Mars will be on the 7th house from Aug 1 and that brightens up public life as well as your bank account. For Marlon Brando's chart see Aries down.

PISCES: Last week, when I wrote " Be concerned about the ability of the Sun to cause hurt/accidents and damage/loss to house and property until the 16th" it was about the Sun [your 6th lord of hurt, enmity, accidents, debts] in the 4th house [vehicles and property] The Sun comes to 5th house on Thursday. This is nice for working for the protection of vulnerable groups like kids, spiritual and healing places, therapists and strategists: both military and sports. The hurt/accident role will now be played by Mercury: your 4th lord when he gets to 6th house on July 20. Note his dangerous Gandantha/GD and Mrityu Bhaga/MB days. GD: July 17-23. MB: Jul 27-28. As he joins Jupiter your lagna lord [who represents your body] hurt is possible if running bad dashas. So is tensions with partner [Mercury being 7th lord]


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StarScope: Jul 18-24
By: Gamini Dissanayake

FORECAST FOR LAGNA/ASCENDANT

ARIES: On Saturday, Ruler Mars goes to Leo and Venus to Gemini. This week Mars will on Gandantha/GD. When Lagna Lord is both Neecha and on Gandantha it merits lots of cool. He can upset your emotional joy, harmony with mother and family, disturb your education, problems: loss/damage to vehicles and property. Healthwise: emotionally aggressive, and problems with lungs. Even in Leo: your 5th house, Mars will be in Gandantha most of next week. Note also the Moon's GD in Scorpio, your 8th house of stress, Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunrise. Here we have a mutual exchange of houses by Mars and Moon: your 8/4 house lords. On Wednesday night be more conscious when you drive. If you can stay home, the better. Never drink and drive.

TAURUS: For starters Lagna Lord Venus goes to Gemini on Saturday and joins Saturn: your most helpful 9/10 lord. Your financial resources, persuasive speech, taste in both food and arts, learning skills, harmony in family all get blessed here. Generally, Saturn-Venus on the positive side give stability: in relationships, wealth, trade/commerce, career, technical skills and productivity. Venus will be on fortunate PushKara Navamsa/PN Aug 19-23 and again 25-29. These are your best days. She hits Mrityu Bhaga/MB Aug 12 sunset- 14th sunset and can reverse good results.. Mars will be on Gandantha this week urging you to be very cool in relationships. Mercury also hits MB July 27/28. Meaning: Possible losses thru real estate deals, tensions with mom, and kids, car problems.

GEMINI: Yoga Karaka or most helpful Venus comes to Lagna on Saturday and will stay with Saturn thru to Sep 1. Note Sa-Ve indications and Venus' PN and MB from Taurus above. Mars goes to 3rd house on Saturday. This week he will be on GD [see Aries] and with 3rd lord Sun can cause problems [ health and well being and conflicts] to younger siblings. Ruler Mercury hits MB Tuesday and Wednesday : again tensions with mom and siblings, much stress/burnout . Then we have the Moon exchanging 2/6 houses with Mars [note both are neecha here] Monday night-Wednesday midnight. Strive to avoid conflicts, hurt/accidents, ENT problems, debts, unwholesome food. Overall, a week that urges you to be cool and conscious

CANCER

The Moon your ruler is in Lagna as the week begins, helps very effective and charming self-projection, and fortune and power Tuesday and Wednesday, high energy and motivation Thursday-Saturday. Good creative expression and loves travel and adventure. The Sun also in Lagna gives good earning capacity and also to manage money well. Good power of speech and persuasion, good personal health and physical attraction/power, and nice for independent efforts to accumulate money. Mercury in 2nd house from Tuesday supports educational/upgrading of skills of younger siblings, and profitable journeys.

LEO: Mercury and Jupiter in Lagna definitely expands knowledge and wisdom, wealth and spiritual base.. This week, however do not expect much as Mercury is afflicted. See Aries down. The Sun continues to open up opportunities for fulfilling community service: hospitals, correctional houses, .ashrams etc, pilgrimages and good sleep. Gandantha Mercury can cause unexpected expenditure on an older sibling, and much stress. That is up to Friday. Spiritual and humanitarian activities that Moon represents can also manifest strongly as she passes Lagna-3rd house this week. Thursday-Saturday is best for community service. Venus still in the 10th house is the best for career and creative expression

VIRGO: Ruler Mercury comes to the 12th house on Tuesday [stays thru to Sep 25] but is weak until Friday. The career and health get priority. Lack of appreciation of your contribution can make you restless and even want to quit. Be cool. Job offers from outside for those seeking. As Mercury is on his way to exaltation Sep 25-Oct 12 many nice things can happen. And with Jupiter more happiness in relationships and blessings to those seeking life partners. Mercury in Leo, your 12th house after Friday can certainly support your humanitarian and spiritual aspirations, and in career, successfully work with foreign sources, business people etc.

LIBRA Except for Thursday noon-Saturday sunset, your career is blessed by the 10th lord Moon in 10/11 houses. Saturday evening-Monday night, the Moon will be in Lagna and in any career or public life related activity can give you glory. Mercury to the 11th house Leo [see Aries down] gives many opportunities to reach goals in higher knowledge, beneficial travel and financial success. Help from friends in right places. Success to children. Profits from foreign sources. Sun and Mars in the 10th house for high performance.. However, neecha Mars approaching Gandantha can cause some restlessness due to partners' high career expectations.

SCORPIO: As Mercury your 8/11 house ruler swings to 10th house Tuesday [thru to Sep 25] more planets are in 9/10 houses of fortune and power. The week begins with the 9th lord of fortune, the Moon in 9th with the Sun and Mars, and joining Jupiter Tuesday-Thursday, the best of the week. Even neecha Mars , your lord is not much of a concern in the 9th house. Nobody really gets mean in the house of dhamma. Mercury being the 8th lord can cause some haze on the workplace and to your career, but as the 11th lord he can also point to big projects, effective management style and get help from powerful individuals to advance both career and public life. With a strong Jupiter, Mercury will be benevolently inspired. After all he is heading for his exaltation.

SAGITTARIUS: To have Mercury in the 9th house with Lagna Lord Jupiter is great for fortune, higher knowledge, fortune in career, expansion of Dhamma and productive journeys. What is significant is that these two kendra lords are meeting in a trikona house and are heading for the 10th house or the most powerful kendra as well as the highest point in your chart, and planets here serve to raise you up. What is also significant is that the 9th lord , the Sun is also heading for 9/10 houses and will be in the 9th house in just under 4 weeks. A period that truly helps profound knowledge, spirituality , fortune and power. That is the bottom line. Be cool during Gandantha Mercury. See Aries down

CAPRICORN: The double-vipareetha yoga we talked last week in reference to Marlon Brando's chart, is also something happens in your transit chart when Mercury goes to 8th house [Tuesday-Aug 25]. The venue is the 8th house. Its good side is the capacity for research, investigation, profound knowledge, desire to study the mysteries of life and for moksha or liberation of the soul. But since both Jupiter and Mercury are connected to 3/12 and 6/9 houses they can open opportunities for travel, especially overseas, and ability to shine in foreign lands or in one's own land working with foreign connections, and that includes foreign affairs. Research in healing/medicine, and defence, medico/legal areas will have excellent results

AQUARIUS: Mercury joining Jupiter in the 7th house is nice for gain thru partnerships, fulfilling romance, business skills, [especially in sports recreation and amusements] harmony with children and possibility of partner/mate getting inheritance or injecting other sources of income to partnership. The downside is financial issues can cause major tensions with partners, partners' losses in speculation, secret intrigues and troubles in traveling. Especially when Mercury is afflicted like up to Friday. Note also that Sun now in in your 6th house can help tensions with parter. Venus, Saturn and Rahu are strongly placed for fortune, $$$, and courage.

PISCES: Mercury in the 6th house as the downside [especially on Gandantha this week. see Aries down] can cause hurt, sickness, accidents and troubles from enemies and also tensions with partner.The Sun in the 5th generally expected to give a militant mind. Will work towards children's welfare and spiritual organizations and interested in healing as well as military strategy. Those seeking long travel and /or long term relationships will be energized after Saturday [by Mercury]. The 5th lord Moon begins the week very gracefully in the 5th house of fortune and creativity and passes 6th house : nice for providing high service Tuesday-Thursday noon. In the 7th house Thursday-Saturday sunset gives delight in romance, in business and with children.


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StarScope: Jul 25-31
By: Gamini Dissanayake

FORECAST FOR LAGNA/ASCENDANT

ARIES: On Sunday 0130 hours , Ruler Mars goes to Leo and on Saturday 0813, Venus to Gemini. This week Mars will be on Gandantha/GD. When Lagna Lord is both Neecha and on Gandantha it merits cool. He can upset your emotional joy, harmony with mother and family, disturb your education, problems: loss/damage to vehicles and property. Health-wise: emotionally aggressive, and problems with lungs. Even in Leo: your 5th house, Mars will be on Gandantha most of next week. Note also the Moon's GD in Scorpio, your 8th house of stress, Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunrise. Here we have a mutual exchange of houses by Mars and Moon: your 8/4 house lords [Monday night-Thursday sunrise]. On Wednesday night be more conscious when you drive. If you can stay home, the better. Never drink and drive.

TAURUS: For starters Lagna Lord Venus goes to Gemini on Saturday and joins Saturn: your most helpful 9/10 lord. Your financial resources, persuasive speech, taste in both food and arts, learning skills, harmony in family all get blessed here. Generally, Saturn-Venus on the positive side give stability: in relationships, wealth, trade/commerce, career, technical skills and productivity. Venus will be on fortunate PushKara Navamsa/PN Aug 19-23 and again 25-29. These are your best days. She hits Mrityu Bhaga/MB Aug 12 sunset- 14th sunset and can reverse good results during this period. Mars will be on Gandantha this week urging you to be very cool in relationships. Mercury also hits MB July 27/28. Meaning: Possible losses thru real estate deals, tensions with mom, and kids, car problems.

GEMINI: Yoga Karaka or most helpful Venus comes to Lagna on Saturday and will stay with Saturn thru to Sep 1. Note Sa-Ve indications and Venus' PN and MB from Taurus above. Mars goes to 3rd house on Sunday. This week he will be on GD [see Aries] and with 3rd lord Sun can cause problems [ health and well being and conflicts] to younger siblings. Ruler Mercury hits MB Tuesday and Wednesday : again tensions with mom and siblings, much stress/burnout . Then we have the Moon exchanging 2/6 houses with Mars [note both are neecha here] Monday night-Thursday sunrise. Strive to avoid conflicts, hurt/accidents, ENT problems, debts, unwholesome food. Overall, a week that urges you to be cool and conscious

CANCER: Most helpful Mars hits GD this week and next. See Aries down. Neecha Mars at best could be kind to Cancer, but when he hits GD/MB this is when you need to be concerned a bit. Some jealousy on the workplace, and highly charged passion, problems with kids and creative expression. He can help generate more earnings thru career once he is out of GD in Leo which is after Aug 6. Venus can also cause additional expenses re: kids' education. For some kids, education abroad. Venus can also [supported by, Jupiter and Mercury in the 2nd house] bring wealth thru foreign trade and foreign sources. She can also cause problems like fine/penalty to an older sibling, if other factors in your chart are supportive. For financial fortune your best bet is Jupiter [9th lord in 2nd] of course.

LEO: Mars [like for Cancer] is also the most helpful or YogaKaraka for you due to his ownership of 4th [kendra] and 9th [trikona] houses. He returns to your Lagna on Aug 1. Last he was in Leo was in Sep/Oct 2002. When he joins Jupiter the 5th lord [thru to Aug 28] it is indeed a very fortune transit [5/9 lords in Lagna]. But this week Mars on GD [see Aries down] can cause weary travel, health problems to father and additional expenses on kids. Venus to 11th house Gemini is excellent for shine in career and public life and creative expression. Mercury in Lagna is also great for financial gain. Watch Tuesday--Thursday morning when Moon and Mars both neecha and GD exchange 4/12 houses. Be conscious when you drive and be very sensitive to mother's and family's emotional needs

VIRGO: The best is when Venus your 2/9 house lord of fortune and prime values, beauty and taste, higher learning, joins Saturn 5/6 lord of luck and grace, creativity, will to win, on Saturday thru to Aug 31. Ruler Mercury has joined Jupiter in the 12th house. Like I said last week, the career and health get priority. You will not be very frustrated professionally as Venus and Saturn are in the 10th house. Mercury can help with job offers from outside for those seeking. The month of August , however. urges you to be very sensitive to mom and family, and in your social interactions, more careful when you drive/travel and above all be cool with your partner/mate. See Aries down for other info.

LIBRA Ruler Venus joins Yoga Karaka Saturn on Saturday [See Aries down] on the 9th house of fortune, and 9th lord Mercury is in 11th house. The Sun is in 10th house with Dig Bala. All very nice for fortune, spiritual expansion, fruitful travel, benign power, shine in public life, reaching goals in career, and inflow of wealth/$$$. On the downside, you got Rahu in the 7th [Sep 03-Mar 05] : much travel but not very fulfilling for relationships. Mars on GD and exchanges 2/10 houses with Moon [both neecha and on GD urging you to be cool on the work place, ensure you do not hurt others by expressing your opinions or commenting on others. Mercury in 11th house Leo gives many opportunities to reach goals in higher knowledge, beneficial travel and financial success. Help from friends in right places. Success to children. Profits from foreign sources.

SCORPIO: The theory that 2 debilitated/ neecha planets [subject to certain conditions] can give rajayoga in their Dashas is succinctly shown in KN Rao's "Astrology, Destiny and the Wheel of Time [1995] This week Mars and Moon , your 1/9 lords of fortune are neecha and exchange houses. The downside here is both hit hostile Gandantha/GD. See Aries down. Hence, much cool and sensitivity to others is desired. Venus to 8th house not very good for bliss in relationships, and Mercury to 10th house [being 8th lord] can obstruct career path, [especially on 27-28 when he hits MB] but nice for research and investigation though. This week it is the Sun and Jupiter who are really helpful for your fortune and career, especially if you are running their Dashas.

SAGITTARIUS: Last week we hailed Mercury to the 9th with Lagna Lord Jupiter for fortune, higher knowledge, fortune in career, expansion of Dhamma and productive journeys. Note Mercury MB 27-28 [see Aries down] and be conscious about relationships and on the work place. The exchange of 8/12 houses by Moon and Mars can also give Vipareetha Raja Yoga if their Dashas are unfolding in your charts, but this week both hit Gandantha or dangerous degrees. Mars thru to Aug 1 in Cancer and the Moon Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunrise. Dangerous for what? Possible injury to kids, diagnostic confusion, trouble thru dating and speculation, financial problems, ailments in reproductive area, aggravation of chronic health problems to name a few. Take care.

CAPRICORN: Last week we discussed the double-vipareetha raja yoga of Mercury and Jupiter [being 6/12 lords in the 8th house] plus their ability to shine in foreign lands or in one's own land working with foreign connections, and that includes foreign affairs. Research in healing/medicine, and defence, medico/legal areas will have excellent results, we said. Much depends on which Dashas you are running now in your charts. This week we have an exchange of 7/11 houses by Moon and Mars and both neecha and on GD. See Aries down. With the Sun also in Cancer, you really need to be cool and sensitive to others around you, above all, your partner [business or life partner] Monday-Saturday. Period.

AQUARIUS: The Sun in 6th house Cancer can cause major conflicts with partner if not careful, with a neecha Mars to boot, and Mars joining Mercury in the 7th house from Saturday and [see Aries down] thru to Aug 6 GD in Leo. The danger days to watch are: 27-28 when Mercury hits MB, and the Sun's GD Aug 13-16 in Cancer. The next is health: as both Jupiter 2/11 lord and Mercury 5/8 lord have the capacity to cause or aggravate a bunch of problems, face and neck to, chest, reproductive region, and to knees and joints. When Mars arrives on Saturday, he can also charge passion and addiction problems. Moon/Mars neecha/GD can incite/provoke enemies on the work place. Rahu in the 3rd for prowess, Ketu in the 9th for spiritual expansion and Venus-Saturn in the 5th house of fortune are the best placements this week.

PISCES: We discussed the Sun [among others] in 5th house last week: to give a militant mind, to work towards children's welfare and spiritual organizations and to be interested in healing as well as military strategy. Mars-Moon exchange [see Aries down] could cloud intellect which can manifest in extreme religious views, children could travel away from home, optimism can cause losses in speculation and other risky ventures, especially if running bad dashas/planetary periods in your natal charts. Saturn and Venus can help inner work. Watch Mercury on MB 27-28. This guy is capable of causing auto accidents and/or tensions with partner. Taken together, be careful not to argue with partner when driving. With Lagna Lord Jupiter also stuck in the 6th house take care not to hurt yourself.


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ARIES

TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

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