I discussed Rahu and Pisces and and Ketu in Virgo, which will move  in the true node system on Nov. 28, 2023. This is a long and dominant transit that will impact you for 18 months. It usually creates major changes in your life as soon as the transit begins and this usually impacts health, relationship career, and other big changes in your life.  Be alert and give the nodes time until late January to settle in before making major decisions impulsively. 

Vedic astrology pays most attention to transits from the Moon Chart since they impact the  mind and emotions most but the transits from the Ascendant Lord and sometimes the Sun Chart and the Arudha Lagna may reveal more material and physical manifestations.

The Arudha Lagna is how others see you and I call it the perception chart. If you know your Arudha lagna rising sign (I can’t teach you how to calculate it here) then Rahu, trining the Arudha Lagna will create Raj Yogas particularly if interacting with a natal benefic. Hence if your Arudha Lagna is a water sign (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio) then Rahu in Pisces will set up a trinal relation and be a positive. 

Rahu creates our central desire in this lifetime based on where it is in our natal chart and Ketu creates detachment and takes things away to move us toward our goal of Moksha or liberation from the earthly plane. Rahu is like a carrot on a string as it keeps taunting us for more and more and when we finally attain it, we are not satisfied.

Rahu in the 1st House is common for actors and rock stars. While they want recognition and attention, in the end when they get it, they lose all their privacy as they are often the subject of tabloid exposures and tattle but then they realize they want nothing but privacy and freedom from the gossip columnists and flashing camera lenses of the paparazzi!

Rahu and Ketu in transit will open up new desires in our life bringing with them new levels of attachment. Rahu transits are good in the 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th   from the natal moon or rising sign, and Ketu is beneficial in the 3rd, 6th, and 11th from the natal moon or rising sign. So, if you have a moon or your ascendant in Taurus, Leo, or Capricorn then the Rahu transit may be beneficial. If you are Scorpio, Cancer, or Aries rising or moon sign, then the Ketu transit will be beneficial. This has to be qualified by natal positions in Virgo. If you have natal Mars, Rahu, or Saturn associated with Virgo or Pisces, then positive transits will be negated and negative transits may be amplified. 

Any transit can be good or bad. If you have a natal malefic like Saturn, Mars, Sun, or Rahu placed in Pisces/Virgo or aspecting it in your natal chart, it may bring out the darker side of the transit while an aspect or association with a benefic like Mercury, Venus or Jupiter may bring good results.

Planets in transit and aspecting Virgo and Pisces will impact Rahu and Ketu also. For example, when Venus transits into Virgo Nov. 2-29th it will be on the Virgo/Pisces aspect and support Rahu.

If your Moon or Sun is in Virgo/Pisces, then the nodes will eclipse it at some point over the next 18 months and the critical part of that transit may be when Rahu or Ketu are 3 degrees on either side of your natal Sun or Moon.  Hence, if you were born March 14-16, Rahu will be eclipsing your natal Sun toward the end of the transit in May 2025 and can either lead to a sudden rise in fame, attention, or the loss of status based on the houses involved.

If your moon is in Pisces,  then Rahu is transiting your moon and can cause deep mental unrest and instability, especially if your natal moon is already weak in the 6th, 8th, or 12th houses or afflicted by other malefics. The mental unrest may be difficult to handle, and you may cope with the added stress by turning to addictive substances if you are not into yoga and meditation. 

Each chart is unique and if you are running a Rahu or Ketu dasha or sub-period, then these transits will be more impactful.  Please consult a professional astrologer for your specific forecast.  Consider a consultation with us by contacting us by clicking on the consultation tap  at  www.appliedvedicastology.com. 


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