Mercury/Venus Exchange of Signs: May 26-June 8th


Once in a while we get what Western Astrologers call a mutual reception or exchange of signs and in Vedic astrology it is know as a Parivatana Yoga (abbreviated PVY).  It can be very powerful and it allows a connection and association between the houses involved and is often stronger than a planetary aspect. In this case, between May 26th and June 8th, Mercury is in Venus’s sign of Taurus  and Venus in in Mercury’s sign of Gemini .

If you have this in your natal chart, it can be read as a conjunction. In this case they are friends and Western astrologers would say that the exchange may bring out stronger dignity although Vedic astrologers will focus more on what houses are being exchanged.

Mercury in Taurus is unafflicted now in transit so its positive qualities of fun-loving, love of philosophy, musical and artistic interests and humanitarian energies are enlivened.  It also can foster comedic sensibilities, persuasive speaking, love of clubs and spiritual performances.  Mercury stays in Taurus until June 9th  and will benefit Virgos in particular with a 9th house transit and exchange with the 10th house supporting rise in career or foreign travel or deep connections with father and Gurus.

It is thought that an exchange of signs should be read as a conjunction and Mercury/Venus connections support poetry and song-writing, business expansion and love of communication so a good time to go to Toastmaster or take up a creative writing class.

In Vedic astrology, the houses exchanged have the most impact and enliven a connection between them.  Hence Leo  rising will do best with this exchange between between their 10th and 11th house and this will support gains at work, fulfillment of desires, and achievement at work and successful investment with the aspect onto the 5th house. This would be really true if you have this in your natal chart but I find these exchanges are powerful in transit.

For Taurus rising, it is a positive exchange of 1st and 2nd houses creating a dhana yoga supporting gains from family, articulate speech, skill in managing money and assets and the family business.

For Cancer   rising, the exchange is between the 11th and 12th house and is is a Dainya Yoga which can create unrest in group activities and financial matters, risk of debt, expenses from foreign exports or duties.  Income may be eaten up by matching expenditures so save extra money and stay frugal.

Virgo  rising also does better with this exchange between the 9th and 10th houses and this supports career, higher education, ethics and religious and philosophical studies.

Scorpio rising has an exchange between 7 and 8 creating difficulties with partnerships and relationships and Mercury and Venus are functional malefics fo Scorpio.

We cannot take the time to go through all the combinations but in general combine the houses involve and if they are positive house combinations  likes 1,4,7,10,5,9,2,11 then the exchange is positive but if they combine with house 3,6,8 or 12, then the exchange is more difficult.

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