ASTROLOGY ARTICLE 25: Planet of Communication Mercury’s Journey to Scorpio Zodiac: A Vedic Astrology Analysis

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Mercury is the planet for communications and intelligence. Mercury is the smallest and the innermost planet in the solar system, which revolves round the Sun with an orbital period of 88 days. It is named after the Roman deity Mercury, which is the messenger to the Gods. This planet revolves close to Sun and never exceeds 28 degree from the Sun.

Astrologically, this is a very fast moving planet and signifies movement, intelligence and communication of all types. Mercury is a benefic planet but its results depend on its position in the Ascendant Chart. Mercury in the 6th house, 8th house and the 12th house is not so beneficial, if not placed in its own sign of Gemini or Virgo. This planet is extremely fast and hence sometimes produces profligate results.

The body part ruled by Mercury is the nervous system, since it deals with communication and nerves, which carries the instruction from the brain. So, malefic mercury may cause nervous disorder and sudden panic attacks. Rahu if placed with malefic mercury may lead to major anxiety attacks. On the other hand, a well-placed Rahu with benefic Mercury can take one to great heights in the communication domain, writing, skilled speaking or can become a great restaurant owner or information technology person, astrologers etc.

Mercury’s day is Wednesday and its direction is North. The mahadasha of Mercury is for 17 years. Mercury is currently in the Vishakha Nakshatra of Jupiter in Scorpio. Mercury will affect different ascendants in various ways. Given below is an analysis:

  1. Aries Ascendant/Moon Sign: Mercury has entered your 8th house. One may get philosophical in approach and may become analytical. These people will suddenly become immensely curious on various things and will go deep into the crux of the situation by communicating or reading. This transit may lead to sudden statements which may harm the native. However, malefic impacts of Mercury in eighth house may cause eye problems, vein problems, blood disorders or sudden loss in trade and investments. In an agitated situation, it is wise not to make the communication harsh.
  1. Taurus Ascendant/ Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 2nd house and the 5thhouse. So, when the 2ndlord and the 5thlord goes to the 7th house in Scorpio, you may expect wealth being generated from some foreign travel or sudden wealth increase due to spouse. Since Mercury is the ruler, the wealth is likely to come from Stocks, Investments, Information Technology Sources, Restaurants etc. Also there will be a lot of communication with one’s legal partner in business or life. 
  1. Gemini Ascendant/ Moon Sign:   Here Mercury rules the 1stHouse and the 4thhouse in a Vedic horoscope. When Mercury sits in the 6th house from the ascendant, it means that soul will go into transformations to fight against enemies and diseases. There may be some challenging situation with one’s mother. One needs to be diplomatic to handle such situations.
  1. Cancer Ascendant/Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 12th house and the 3rd house and Mercury sitting in the 5th house means, now is the time when you will push your valor through creativity. Also, this means that the native may tend to spend a lot on one’s children and invest in one’s dreams. 
  1. Leo Ascendant/Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 2nd house and the 11th house and the same goes to the 4th house. This means gains in life in terms of finances but since Mercury is not in a good position in the house of Mars i.e Scorpio, hence Mother’s health may suffer. You may try to reach out to more number of friends in your birth place. 
  1. Virgo Ascendant/Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 1st house and the 10th house and the same goes to the 3rd house. So, the native may tend to gain strength through bigger organizations. Younger sister’s/brother’s health may be not well this period of time. 
  1. Libra Ascendant/Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 12th house and the 9th house and it goes to the 2nd house, means that there may be problems with one’s income or may get income through other sources. You will tend to do a lot of expenses on your family and work pressure may be high. 
  1. Scorpio Ascendant/ Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 11th house and the 8th house and goes to the first house. So, astrological planet Mercury may bring suddenness in one’s attitude. One’s network circle starts influencing one’s soul. One starts dreaming about greater goals in one’s life. 
  1. Sagittarius Ascendant/ Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 7th house and the 10th house and Mercury goes to one’s 12th house. So, there may be some delay into contracts & professional work place. 
  1. Capricorn Ascendant/ Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 6th house and the 9th house. Hence, these natives may face challenges in their own network circles. May be their own network circle behave in a different manner, which may not be expected in a friendly circle. Also some major gains may be received from one’s father. 
  1. Aquarius Ascendant/ Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 5th house and the 8th house. So, though there will be some challenges in the professional front, the native will try to bring creativity in one’s job. Also, if the native have a child, the child may accompany or play a role in one’s profession. 
  1. Pisces Ascendant/Moon Sign: Here Mercury rules the 4th house and the 7th house of the Vedic horoscope and what happens when Mercury goes down to one’s 9th house. The native may get happiness and comfort by traveling, writing and gets gain in finances. However, this also means that mother’s memories and childhood thought recollection may make the native nostalgic. If someone travels, that person will move to faraway places. 

All said I again want to stress that Life is full of opportunities and in the midst of humongous challenges when the all doors seem closed, don’t get disheartened. Strengthen your 3rd house (my earlier article) and move on. Life has lots of gifts and surprises and you can still create an empire through constant motivation and if your life’s purpose serves higher good, you become a legend. 

Planet Mercury is a communicative planet and it affects all in different ways. So, the astrological planet Mercury entered Scorpio on November 2, 2017 and will be entering Sagittarius on November 24, 2017. 

The above write up is a general prediction and are my personal views which may not match with astrologers. This is based on my experience of reading this subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years. 

For any detailed horoscope analysis and paid astrological consultations/suggestions, you may email me at: mainak_micro@rediffmail.com

Writer:

Mainak

Astro Specialist

https://www.predictionsbyastrology.com

ASTROLOGY ARTICLE 22: Transit of Rahu and Ketu in August 18, 2017– A Vedic Astrology Analysis:

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In a few days’ time, there will be a change in the placement of the two great Astrological Planets – Rahu and Ketu in the celestial sky. The transit is taking place after 1 year and 8 months and will have various types of effect on different zodiacs. Before analysing the transit, let us first know as to what this shadow planet Rahu is and details about the smoky planet Ketu.

Planet Rahu:

There are various types of mythological stories about the astrological planet Rahu. As per the allegorical fables, the astrological planet Rahu and Ketu was a demon and during the Ocean churning event, they were trying to drink the nectar of ever long life. Planet Sun and Moon watched the incident with caution and immediately informed Lord Vishnu. The Lord anticipating danger beheaded the demon with his Sudarshan Chakra. In the meantime, one drop of nectar have gone inside the body of the demon and hence the first part of the body i.e the Head is known as Planet Rahu and the other half of the body is known as Planet Ketu.

Astrological planet Rahu is a materialistic planet and remains always unsatisfied. Highly innovative in nature, this planet creates an aura around it, so that it becomes impossible for ordinary people to judge the person who is controlled by Rahu. Planet Rahu wants worldly belongings at one go and provided a chance it wants possessions of those in seconds. This planet never obeys the law and delivers sudden results.

So, whether life events are for bad or good, Rahu makes it happen in a very sudden way. Rahu is also about illusion and it creates a mist around the person. Individual with well- placed Rahu can become a great film artist. Most film stars have well placed Rahu in their vedic horoscope. Rahu also rules the political arena and by that it also means that politicians who have reached to higher position have a well placed Rahu.

However, there are many events in life, where Rahu make wonders. Most of the never forgotten stories in the world are due to the planet Rahu.  This planet has created history and those are not the ones which will be forgotten. The creation of an individual in the Rahu Mahadasha with a well placed Rahu in the vedic chart remains memorable forever, even after the death of the individual. This planet is fascinating and the deeds accomplished always keep a mark in the history books.

This planet may make you a King or may help you to rise to a level of the King out of nothing. That’s the height of uncertainty with this planet. It’s unpredictable and hence prognosticating about the astrological prospect of the planet becomes difficult.

Except Jupiter and Venus the planet Rahu is not controlled by any other astrological planets. Venus being the demon spiritual leader, the planet never does harm to its own spiritual guru. Jupiter is the celestial spiritual leader of the Devtas and always reins in planet Rahu to perform things in a great way. Hence you may observe that the great scientists may have Jupiter and Rahu together.  Planet Rahu means sudden expansion and planet Jupiter is about expansion by patience. So, both the planets go well together. With rest of the planets, Rahu is all about taking their nature like a chameleon and expanding their energies. The planet Rahu has fifth and ninth aspect from its sign.

Aspects of planet Rahu are also there in the seventh house but since it’s seeing its own body Ketu, the aspect is not that great. Planet Rahu is known as the North Node of the Moon.

Planet Ketu:

This is a spiritual planet and generally symbolizes detachment. This is the planet which makes you learn the art of isolation in one’s life. The planet Ketu is a spiritual planet and signifies processes of materialization to spirit and may be considered both benefic and malefic since it causes sorrows and loss and at the same time it brings ones closer to God. Planet Ketu is the karaka for non-attachment, fantasy and intuition. A well placed Ketu provides one with great wealth and good health to the native.  This is the planet for liberation and enlightenment. Planet Ketu is the South Node of the Moon.

So, let’s analyse as to what happens when these two planets changes its signs on August 18, 2017 from Leo to Cancer Zodiac (Rahu) and Aquarius to Capricorn Zodiac (Ketu). The following will be the general reactions on the specific zodiacs: keeping aside other parameters.

  1. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Cancer Ascendant:

When planet Rahu transits to Cancer zodiac and enters one’s ascendant (Lagna), it is going to make the person obsessed about ancient knowledge and will make him/her to increase appetite towards spiritual knowledge and doing good deeds. It will make the person perform higher good. It will be a phase of knowing one-self better in this 1 and a 8 years period, the individual will be obsessed about spiritual places and reading spiritual books and in publishing books or documents. While planet Ketu will make sudden levels of detachments towards one’s wife and legal business.

2. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Gemini Ascendant:

This will be an income phase for you with increase in revenue from business or profession. Rahu will however create some challenging times with one’s family and the relations are likely to go ups and downs. It’s the time when you may find sudden voice, where there was none i.e this may be the time when you make feel your presence in the family and society. It’s the time when you may take steps to cure yourself from diseases and also will be obsessed with your own reputation in the world. While planet Ketu may help you to spiritually connect with things which deals with higher good.

3. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Taurus Ascendant:

This will be a phase where you will gather courage to pursue your goals through sudden efforts. Rahu is likely to connect you with large organizations and may also make you write short stories/documentations with short travels. This is also the time, when your relations with the younger siblings will be ups and downs. Planet Ketu on the other hand is likely to make you less spiritual and less connected with own biological father or fatherly figures.

4. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Aries Ascendant:

This will be a phase where your relation in the mother’s house will be too good and equally bad during these times. Rahu here will bless the native with a property suddenly coming in your way or may cause air travels. Rahu will also make the native think on managing expenditure or obsessed about the expenditure part in one’s life. The planet Rahu will also help one learn about secluded places in the world. Ketu on the other hand may make the native have a routine job and may provide sudden foreign travels.

5. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Pisces Ascendant:

Placement of Rahu is likely be the reason for ups and downs in relation with one’s child. Rahu here is likely to make the native emotionally connected with one’s creativity. Rahu here is likely to make the individual care more on one’s appearance. Ketu on the other hand is likely to provide sudden gains in one’s life.

6. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Aquarius Ascendant:

Rahu for Aquarius ascendant will make the native destroy one’s enemies, but will provide undue tension. In the midst of mental anxieties, the person will focus more on family and income. Ketu on the other hand will provide one freedom from seclusion and will provide active life amongst the masses.

7. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Capricorn Ascendant:

Rahu is likely to be the reason for some ups and downs in one’s legal relationships. However, Rahu will make one to have control on one’s younger siblings and will work towards focusing attention towards getting acknowledgement from larger organizations. Ketu on the other hand will make the native discover oneself spiritually.

8. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Sagittarius Ascendant:

Rahu will make the native here go deeper into the subject of occult and mysticism. It will also make the native gain knowledge from ancient literature and will fascinate him/her with the wonder of the ancient knowledge. Ketu on the other hand will make one to think less about income and not to get interest in ones savings and family.

9. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Scorpio Ascendant:

Rahu will make the native have greater interest in ancient spiritual knowledge and education. This is the time for getting doctorate degree or for higher education. This planetary transit may also make one to publish books and the native will be now obsessed about creativity. Ketu on the hand will make the native understand the root for one’s existence in this world.

10. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Libra Ascendant:

Rahu will make the native have great opportunities in the career as well as will make one travel to foreign lands during the 1 year and 8 months period. Rahu will also make the native look deep into medicines and the different ways of curing oneself from diseases. Rahu here will also make the native find strategies to defeat ones enemies. Ketu on the other hand will be about creativity and will detach one from one’s house.

11. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Virgo Ascendant:

Rahu will make the native take interest in getting associated with bigger organizations. Relations with elder brothers will be ups and downs and will give good financial gains in life. Rahu will also make the native obsessed about the relations with his/her better-half. Ketu on the other hand will make some distance with one’s children.

12. Rahu in Cancer and Ketu in Capricorn for Leo Acendant:

Rahu will make the native do expenditures and one need to keep check on the finances and will make the native obsessed with occult sciences and ancient spiritual knowledge. Ketu will on the hand destroy one’s enemies.

The above write up is a general prediction based on only one aspect of transit of Rahu and Ketu and these are my personal views which may not match with astrologers. This is based on my experience of reading this subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years.

For any detailed horoscope analysis and paid astrological consultations/suggestions, you may email me at:   mainak_micro@rediffmail.com

Writer:

Mainak Majumdar

Astro Specialist

https://www.predictionsbyastrology.com

Astrology Article 13: ALL ABOUT GAINS IN LIFE: Importance of 11th House from Ascendant- A Vedic Astrology Analysis

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Have you thought about sudden gains in life or a token of huge finances suddenly coming your way. Well, all this has lots to do with the house of gains i.e the eleventh house in Vedic Astrology. So, if you speak or talk about your ambitions, aspirations, hopes and realization, this is the house from the ascendant one should look into. The eleventh house has lots to do about ones elder brother/sister, ones daughter in law or son in law. This house is the fruit of one’s tremendous hard work. Success in any undertakings can be seen from this house also.

However, there are times when this eleventh house also acts as one’s barrier. The eleventh House Lord can also act as a blocking planet for ascendants. But nevertheless this is the house of great gains. The eleventh house is also about discharge from hospitals, release from jails or returns home. Generally a planet sitting in this house gives gain as per the qualities and karaka of the planets it signifies.

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Here is an interesting fact. Since the third, seventh and the eleventh house from the ascendant are houses signifying air, so if any of these houses are connected in one or the other way, then the native have great opportunities of Air Travel. The eleventh house also deals with friendship, so real friends in life can be analyzed from this vedic horoscope.
Here are some interesting facts which I have observed seeing various charts. If the second house lord is placed in the eleventh house then money or finances comes to the person very easily. Since this house is second from the tenth, so this house also signifies income from profession. If the eleventh lord is in the eleventh house and is also in strength in D9 Chart, then the native will be very rich, will own vehicles and have servants.

The above write up is a general prediction and these are my personal views which may not match with astrologers. This is based on my experience of reading this subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years.

Writer:
Mainak Majumdar
Astro Specialist
https://predictionsbyastrology.com

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