Based on Systems Approach to Vedic Astrology

Effect of Mercury's transit at ~8° in May 2010

Mercury is almost stationed at 8 and 9 degrees in Aries from May 6th to May 17th 2010. And it will be 8 degrees May 9th to May 14th. Mercury normally is a fast-moving planet. For Aries, Libra and Aquarius Mercury is Malefic while for all other ascendant it is a benefic planet.

What it means is that if your ascendant is Aries, Libra or Aquarius and rising degree of your ascendant is within 5 degrees of 8 degree i.e., if it is from 3 degrees to 13 degrees, it may give you stress in different areas of life like health issue for you and/or spouse,  mental stress, trouble in foreign lands, trouble in business etc etc depending upon the ascendant and your natal chart. While for other ascendants, it will give good  results if rising degree of ascendant lies within 3 to 13 degrees. Closer it is to 8 degrees, more intense the effect(good or bad).

You can find your ascendant and its rising degree at 

If you have Aries, Libra and Aquarius ascendant, you should do propitiation of Mercury. Propitiation of Mercury can be done by doing any/all of following if possible:

1. Helping poor students and needy children.
2. Donating to orphanages, twice a year.
3. Offering green fodder (about 2 Kg) to a cow.
4. Donating green pulses.

Jupiter's transit in Pisces. Impact on various ascending signs.

By Professor V.K.Choudhry

Jupiter enters Pisces on 2nd May, 2010, and it will be staying there up to 8th May, 2011, except between 2nd November, 2010, to 5th December, 2010, when it appears to be in Aquarius in its apparent retrograde motion.

Depending upon the natal strength of Jupiter the impact of Jupiter in Pisces with varying degrees of influences for various ascending signs is likely to be as under :

1. ARIES - It brings the incidence of travel, expenses, celebrations and relocation in distant places. In some cases the move may be necessitated with a view of earnings. Businessmen may open their offices in foreign lands. Strengthening of Jupiter helps and is recommended.

2. TAURUS - It gives anxieties and mental stresses. It gives worries for professional matters/progression. When on MEP, it will cause trouble to children, younger brothers, business ventures, sources of income and health problems. When not on MEP, it is good for financial gains to father and spouse. Maintain good relations with friends and parents. Continuous propitiation of Jupiter is recommended.

3. GEMINI - It gives new professional opportunities, promotion, recognition, addition to family, new assets, good health and journeys in foreign lands/distant places. It is likely to bring spiritual initiation and progress. It is likely to bring marriage for the unmarried boys/girls. Strengthening of Jupiter is recommended.

4. CANCER - It brings in impatience, obstructions and conflicts. It gives new challenges. The lack of patience can cause conflicts and injuries. When close to MEP it brings health problems, conflicts in relationships including with parents. Continuous propitiation of Jupiter is recommended.

5. LEO - It brings in the incidence of obstructions in professional/academic knowledge. Students may find concentration difficult. Child will need more support. Strengthening of Jupiter is recommended.

6. VIRGO - It brings some amount of relief in the continued stress. Up to September, 2010, one has to take care to maintain mental peace. Parents become helpful to the native. Some of you may relocate or visit foreign lands.Strengthening of Jupiter is recommended.

7. LIBRA - One needs to exercise lot of patience to avoid conflicts / disputes. Health needs extra care. Businessmen needs lot of care. Investments may show losses or stagnation. Strengthening of Jupiter is recommended.

8. SCORPIO - Good financial gains through professional success, new opportunities and investments are expected. Handle delays and obstructions with patience. Strengthening of Jupiter is recommended.

9. SAGITTARIUS - It brings new rewarding professional and business opportunities. Some of you are likely to buy new assets. If natal Jupiter is weak, strengthening the same is very important.

10. CAPRICORN - It is expected to cause set backs in new ventures in foreign lands. Between July and September, 2010, the person may find problems with status, wealth and family. When near MEP brothers, friends, spouse and parents of the person may find problems and new expenses. Continuous propitiation of Jupiter is recommended.

11. AQUARIUS - The transit influence is good for income. Elder brother or friends may receive recognition or promotion. Strengthening of weak natal Jupiter is recommended.

12. PISCES - Good for relief in professional stress with new opportunities after September, 2010. Likely to give long journeys. Strengthening of weak natal Jupiter is recommended.

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