Venus moves into Aquarius February 6th but is afflicted in transit by a 60-degree aspect from Saturn into February 16th and this will be felt most Feb. 14-18.  Saturn and Venus are friends so this may bring up older more mature relationships or a love of old books and spending time with elderly women.
The negative side of Aquarius comes out most of the transit with a square from Mars into Feb. 25th and an aspect from, Saturn and then the eclipse hits 4 degrees Aquarius on Feb. 15th. The Jupiter aspect helps but pretty complex energies.

While Aquarius his it wonderful quirky and philosophical nature and is the beloved sign of Astrologers, Sanjay Rath thinks it is the 2nd most difficult sign to have anywhere prominent in ones’ chart, as it is ruled by suffering Saturn and Rahu, which is the seat of desire. Rahu gives and then takes away so we are reminded that we are here to find the Divine.  Aquarius is on the opposite side of the zodiac from Leo, the giver of light and it tends to take away the material, sometimes giving great pain and suffering from the losses that arise. Luckily in transit, Jupiter is softening things.

Still there are bright sides to this transit as it is friends with Saturn and Rahu, the owners of Aquarius. Venus this month will foster a love of poetry and creative writing so for creative writers, this is your time to get that pen out and get that novel started or that book of poetry edited. Venus in Aquarius may lend innovation to your ideas, which will be sure to be full and overflowing! If you were born with an unafflicted Venus in Aquarius, then you are friendly charming and fun loving, logical, enjoy learning, popular and good in relationship with others.

Still the earlier part of the transit through the Saturn sextile into February 16th will create delays and setbacks in relationships. When Venus is afflicted in Aquarius, it can create delays or setbacks in relationships, love for lost causes, unconventional relationships, reproductive complications, sexual imbalances and dysfunctional partners. The Mars square impacting Feb. 22-27th can lead to vehicle accidents or passionate fights with the opposite sex.

Aquarius is a vata or air sign so the earthy solidity of Capricorn will be dislodged. The good news is that Venus will be exalted in Pisces in March. This will be a sweet time for romance and relationship in general but will treat different signs in different ways.

Venus will be in the constellation of Shatabashak (Aquarius 6.40-20.00) February 11 – 22nd, known for it’s independent nature. This group of stars represents a love for travel and adventure so it may be time to pack your bags and plan a road trip! It is also connected with healing and technology so time to work on self-healing or creating those new gadgets.

This is a 10th house transit of Venus for Taurus rising and 10th house transits of Venus are not considered good because Venus want to have fun on the 10th house is about work and status.  Still some status elevation is possible in the later part of the transit between February 17 – 28th.

For Libra rising, this is a 5th house transit and can bring deep love with your children, a new romance or deep spiritual initiations and success in the theatre and a passionate love of astrology or deep spiritual philosophies.

Aries rising will benefit from income and Scorpio rising may have expenditures around the home and vehicles and more domestic quarrels. Pisces rising may have passionate sexual experiences while Cancer rising may have big problems with deep karmic issues from the past. Aquarius rising will feel a bit lighter for having the transit of a good friend visiting and creating deeper connections and may increase the desire for new and unconventional clothes. Geminis will have deep spiritual experiences or go on luxury trips to foreign lands and Virgos will have to watch illness related to the reproductive area, kidneys or bladder or pancreas. Again all of this is very individual to the larger cycles that you are running.

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Barry Rosen’s thirty years of research observing the human conditions allows him to offer deep and practical insights into how to deal with the planetary noise that impacts our minds and emotions and often blocks us from moving forward in our life.

Barry’s spiritual and psychological approach to astrology seeks to cut the puppet strings of the planets that impact our emotions and psychology and bind us to self-blame, doubt and fear and anger.  This useful guide for 2018-19 will help you plan the next few years by your rising sign so you know what are the best months for the year for progress and how the larger transits for Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu and the eclipses will impact your life.

Included in this wonderful book, are a number of articles to help you understand the basic of transits, combustion, retrograde action, the meaning of planetary aspects and the general nature of free will and karma.  Detailed interpretations are included along with tables for major planetary transits and retrograde and major events for 2018-2019.

As a bonus, Barry has included global and economic, political forecasts for those interested in Mundane astrology.  This is definitely a reference book to have on your shelf for practicing astrologers or just people who like to dabble. It will also be useful for both Vedic and Western astrologers.

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“This almanac is truly a masterpiece and labor of love. Barry is a gifted astrologer and writer. I have written yearly forecasts for over 30 years and understand the work, knowledge and dedication involved. It is so complete with everything a beginner or advanced student of astrology would need. The references to the planet’s transit through the signs, nakshatras, aspects, dates and times, plus their interpretations is fantastic. He even covers the effects these will have on individual countries. I am sure I will be referring to this manual frequently throughout the year.”
Joni Patry, author and Vedic Astrologer

Barry Rosen’s brilliant text is a practical guide for any practicing astrologer. His book provides extensive research on the world of Jyotish as well as a detailed analysis of the planetary transits of 2018. My prediction is that it will become a classic cornerstone for any Vedic Astrology library.
Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D. – President Emeritus, American College of Vedic Astrology

This is an amazing, well written book, gives deep insights into coming trends.  It uses dasha periods and transits which are Vedic astrology tools that are extremely accurate for predicting future events.
Barry also gives practical tools to deal with difficult transits to help you move gracefully through your life.
Michael Mastro, Vastu Consultant, Vedic Astrologer, Author

Barry Rosen’s reference work is comprehensible for those with minor astrological backgrounds, and is also useful for professionals as a yearly transit and progression guide. As a Neo-Vedic astrologer, Barry also uses the outer planets to help track world events both in finance and on the political and economic scene. Definitely a book to have on your shelf.
Juliana Swanson, Neo-Vedic Astrologer at Astral Harmony

“Barry Rosen lifts the spirit of Jyotish to new heights with his latest offering. From the practical considerations of how to plan your year, to the spiritual well-being always imbibed in his work; Barry inspires and comforts the soul.”
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