‘Hi, I am coming to stay in your 10th House this year’, says Saturn. Or Rahu winks and tells you, ‘Here I come to your 8th House.’Should you be scared? Delighted? Indifferent? Depending on your horoscope, you can feel any of these emotions.
Transits are the planets’ movements through the 12 Houses of a horoscope, each planet completing a full zodiac round. Some planets stay for a short while, while others linger for more extended periods. For example, Jupiter spends around one year on each sign. On the other hand, Saturn stays in a sign or House for about two-and-a-half years or more; Rahu spends about 18 months in each sign or House. Moon has a rapid transit plan as it stays only for 2.5 days in one sign, and the Sun stays for around 30 days per sign or House.
What does all this mean? Let’s start with the basics. (It’s always a good place to begin).
As said earlier, transits are the movements of planets through the houses of a horoscope. When our horoscope is cast at the time of birth, it’s a fixed natal chart of the planets that occupy the various signs/Houses at that exact moment. It’s a freeze shot of the planetary positions as they were then, and it is one template of the events to take place. But the planets do not stop moving. This movement of planets through our fixed chart is a transit.
Just as the position of planets fixed in our birth chart influences our destiny, the movements of planets also have a role to play. Our destiny is an interplay between these fixed and movable forces.
Transits impact our minds, actions, and outcomes. The effect can be positive or disastrous. The results of transits cannot be generalized since a planet’s movement into one House can augur well for an individual while it can bring gloom to another.
Transits work at multiple levels, impacting health, wealth, relationships, and prosperity. So, it is essential to understanding transits since they have a say in approximately 25 per cent of how Dasha’s fruits will be delivered to you. Also, transits control your state of mind and decide your happiness index.
For example, you might be getting married. If the transit is favourable, you will marry your dream partner; if bad, you might wed the wrong person. Transits can make us dance like puppets!
All of us make decisions that we sometimes regret, and at other times, we rejoice because those decisions turned out to be the best. It’s the transits at work!
When writing this blog in 2018, Mars and Ketu were transiting Capricorn. So, I will deal with the effects of this transit.
The answer to the first one is YES; everyone is affected by the transit. However, the answer to the second is NO since many have benefitted from the transit. So let us first understanding transits what qualified this transit as tricky. Once we know the WHY, we shall focus on WHAT and HOW to mitigate the risk.
These are the primary factors. Now, let us understanding transits how transits can impact you directly or indirectly. The indirect impact can be via your country or government if they go through a rough phase.
The above is my client’s chart. He was reluctant to ask me questions because he was unsure how I could help him merely by looking at his chart. Nevertheless, he decided to take a chance. After about five minutes into the Vastu consultation and rectifying his chart, I told him he had a relationship issue.
Due to the following factors:
Note: The 8th House breaks a marriage or creates turbulence in a marriage, like leading to an affair, etc.
It was definite that a relationship was a sticking point. But what was going on in my client’s mind? I needed to look at the understanding transits chart (right) to reconfirm my assessment and give him recommendations. The understanding transits chart reveals:
Look at the birth chart below.
There was too much Agni/Fire transiting his 10th House of work, and he tended to be aggressive in his work which he needed to temper. Though the transit did not impact his finances, it affected his health. He suffered a fracture and was off active busy for six weeks. Ketu rules his 8th House (Scorpio) of debts/transformation/health, which led to some discomfort due to injury. Finance was the least of his issues because the remedies were done in advance.
It’s simple: Vedic Astrological remedies alter the ill-effects of a understanding transits that otherwise could have been disastrous. Controlling aggression helped my client prevent tension at work and calmed matters down. And with both Mars and Ketu well placed, the native enjoyed his career and has been in the happy zone!
Look at the above chart, which has a Scorpio Lagna ruled by Mars/Ketu. This native is going through serious cash flow issues. Here are the critical observations:
So, you can see how transits can impact your life and how remedies can mitigate the challenges.
Like humans, nations also have a birth time when they come into existence. For example, India gained its independence on August 15, 1947, and in India’s horoscope, in 2018, we saw the Mars/Ketu understanding transits in the 9th House of luck and worldview. In a country’s chart, the 9th House is crucial since every country/government needs a bit of success apart from able administration to do well. Here, we see a malefic understanding transits creating its share of misfortune, yet Mars/Ketu gave it a military win. So, let’s assess it closely:
Ketu is the 7th lord in India’s chart, and the understanding transits was overall very good for India’s GDP.
Though solutions are never generic, here are my suggestions:
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