Planetary Transits Summer 2014
|By Charlotte Benson|
2014 Planets: Summer Solstice – Autumnal Equinox
June 21st marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The day when the Sun reaches its most northern position in the sky, and seems to stand still before changing direction, going south again, until December 21. June 21 is the longest day, and the shortest night of the year, north of the equator.
The planets begin this season is these positions:
Sun is in Gemini, in Mrigishira nakshatra; Mercury is retrograde in Gemini; Venus in Taurus; Mars continues it long transit of Virgo. Jupiter has just entered Cancer, the sign of its exaltation, where its power for expansion and protection operates at a 12-year high. This is a much anticipated transit. It is to be hoped that we can exert ourselves to make the most of its promised potential evolution, in many ways. Increasing understanding and wisdom, tolerance, peace, support for children and families, improved domestic conditions and food issues, and respect for Mother Earth would be a good start! Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces Lagna's benefit.
Saturn, also, is in the sign of its exaltation, Libra, continuing there until early November. It is passing through Vishakha nakshatra. While Saturn is in the sign of Libra it throws its special 10th house aspect onto exalted Jupiter, perhaps curtailing some of the exuberance of Jupiter until November. Saturn in Libra is well-organized, self-disciplined, and oriented towards working steadily towards common goals. Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna's benefit through most of the rest of the year.
Rahu/Ketu continue their transit through Libra and Aries, respectively, until mid-July.
Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the night sky during the early part of Summer.
Keep in mind that all planets are weak by degrees as they are leaving a sign, (not a nakshatra) and entering the succeeding sign.
|June 21|| ||Sun enters Ardra nakshatra|
|June 27|| ||New Moon in Ardra|
|June 28|| ||Mars enters Chitra Nakshatra|
Mid-July Jupiter is in the very peak of its exaltation, 5 degrees of Cancer, for a few days.
|July 1|| ||Mercury resumes direct motion, in Gemini|
|July 4|| ||Jupiter enters Pushya nakshatra|
|July 6|| ||Sun enters Punarvasu nakshatra|
|July 8|| ||Venus enters Mrgashira nakshatra|
|July 12|| ||Full Moon|
Many sources state that Rahu operates well in Mercury-ruled signs.
|July 12|| ||Rahu regresses into Virgo, Chitra nakshatra|
Rahu and Mars will cross each other on this day. It might be weird – pay attention.
| || ||Ketu enters Pisces, Revati nakshatra.|
|July 13|| ||Mercury enters Ardra nakshatra. Mars enters Libra.|
Sun is weak for a few days +/- in this state.
|July 16|| ||Sun enters Cancer.|
July 29 +/- 3 days Delta Aquarid meteor showers
|July 19|| ||Venus enters Ardra|
|July 20|| ||Saturn is stationary, resuming direct motion, in Libra.|
| || ||Sun enters Pushya nakshatra.|
|July 23|| ||Mercury enters Punarvasu nakshatra|
|July 24|| ||Sun is conjunct exalted Jupiter|
|July 26 || ||New Moon in Pushya|
|July 27|| ||Mars enters Swati nakshatra|
|July 28|| ||Mercury enters Cancer, Punarvasu nakshatra|
|July 30|| ||Venus enters Punarvasu,|
| || ||Mercury enters Pushya nakshatra|
Sun is weak in degrees, for a few days, in this position.
|August 2|| ||Mercury conjuncts Jupiter|
|August 2|| ||Sun enters Ashlesha nakshatra|
|August 8|| ||Mercury conjuncts Sun|
|August 10|| ||Full Moon|
|August 12|| ||Mercury enters Leo, Magha nakshatra|
|August 16|| ||Sun enters Leo, Magha nakshatra.|
|August 18|| ||Venus conjuncts Jupiter|
|August 19|| ||Mars enters Vishakha nakshatra; Mercury enters Purva Phalguni nakshatra|
|August 20|| ||Venus enters Ashlesha nakshatra|
|August 25|| ||New Moon in Magha|
|August 25|| ||Mars conjuncts exalted Saturn|
|August 29|| ||Mercury enters sign of its exaltation, Virgo, in Uttara Phalguni nakshatra|
|August 30|| ||Sun enters Purva Phalguni nakshatra|
|August 31|| ||Venus enters Magha nakshatra|
|September 3||Jupiter enters Ashlesha nakshatra.|
|September 4||Mercury enters Hasta nakshatra; Mars enters Scorpio, Vishakha nakshatra.|
|September 8||Full Moon. Mercury is at 15 degrees of Virgo, its highest exaltation degree.|
|September 9||Mars enters Anuradha nakshatra.|
|September 11||Venus enters Purva Phalguni nakshatra|
|September 13||Sun enters Uttara Phalguni nakshatra|
|September 14||Mercury enters Chitra nakshatra|
|September 16||Sun enters Virgo. Weak by degrees for a few days.|
|September 20||Mercury enters Libra|
|September 22||Venus enters Uttara Phalguni nakshatra|
Charlotte Benson Biography
|Charlotte has practiced Astrology, full-time, as a credentialed (PMAFA, NCGR, ISAR, AFAN, ACVA) professional for over 40 years, in Phoenix, AZ.|
She has been dedicated to serving ACVA, and to the passionate pursuit of Jyotish knowledge, since 1994. Charlotte has recently been honored to receive the designation of “Jyotisha Choodamani” from the Raman Foundation in Bangalore; the Jyotish Kovid designation from the I.C.A.S.; and proudly serves as a board member of the American College of Vedic Astrology.
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