Saturday, October 18, 2014

Jupiter Transit in Cancer/ Guru Transit in Karka Rashi on June 19, 2014: Vedic Astrology Transits

Jupiter in Cancer/ Guru in Karka Rashi-
Jupiter/ Gurū/ Guru moves to Cancer/ Karkaṭa Rāśi/ Karka Rashi on June 19, 2014 in the scheme of Vedic astrology/ Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha transits/ Gochara, which is also its sign of exaltation, and will therefore alter the impact of its energies for the people of various Ascendants/ Lagnas, Moon Signs/ Cañdra Rāśi/ Chandra or Janma Rashi and Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna accordingly.  

Outer planets-
The outer or the slow moving planets are a significant, even overarching presence in any horoscope in Vedic astrology and their transits also represent considerable shifts in energies and Karma which influence us at every step.

Natural significations/ Naisargika Karakattwa-
In general evaluations the natural significations of the planet are most important since these are the attributes and domains which the planet governs and therefore areas where the shift gives telling results in life.   

Jupiter is the Naisargika Kāraka/ Karaka/ Natural Significator for wisdom, knowledge, wealth, finance, all intellectual pursuits, high philosophy, physics, metaphysics, religion, esoteric arts, astrology, law, judiciary, lawyers, judges, teachers, priests, treasuries and treasurers etc.

At the individual level though no matter what the calling of the person or his nationality or race, Jupiter represents understanding, awareness and perspective. It denotes a process essentially phlegmatic which involves and culminates into elevation of thought and internal personality, morals and value system.  It also governs preceptors and Gurūs/ Gurus.

Cancer/ Karkata Rashi-
Karkaṭa Rāśi/ Karka Rashi/ Cancer is in many ways a blessed sign being ruled by the benefic Moon and just as Moon denotes the mother in Vedic astrology, the sign of Cancer shows blessings of the Mother Goddess.

On exaltation-
Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and attains its highest delight in this sign. The requirement of Cancer is purity which is achieved through one of the four directions of the intellect or the Dhī Śakti/ Dhi Shakti, namely purity or Śuddhi/ Shuddhi. Jupiter’s significations of the highest morality and value systems is attained in harmony with the core meaning of Cancer and this coalescing is most fortunate.

Cancer and the Moon also indicate healing and cure of all varieties and so through unconditional blessings of the all-giving Gurū/ Guru/ Jupiter purity and cure can be achieved in life either in the heart and home and/ or in any areas indicated in a given individual horoscope which is a matter of analysis and determination upon evaluation of many facets. The width of the impact can be gauged when I explain here that Jupiter can be highly relevant for say people in the otherwise seemingly unconnected entertainment industry where cerebral directors and script writers and others can be significantly impacted by the transit. There are method actors for instance who rely on deep preparation and knowledge of the characters they portray and so the transit of the planet can be quite significant for them.

This is therefore a time to set things right and especially if the Karma for any person should indicate that even otherwise a change for the better is in the offing.

North Indian Transit Chart-
The transit chart for the movement of Jupiter to its sign of exaltation is given below –

I have often said that the results of transits are magnified if the planet in question is also operating in the Mahādaśā/ Mahadasha/ Major Period in the Viṃśottarī Daśā/ Vimshottari Dasha scheme. And so if this be the case then one can expect the results to be more significantly experienced.

This is an auspicious transit and indicates success and fructification ceteris paribus.

Impact of Jupiter Transit on Various Lagna/ Ascendants-
For Karka/ Cancer the transit is in the sign of reference and therefore if the sign were to rise in the Lagna in a Vedic horoscope/ Lagna chart then the planet is actually in a place where it gets 100% Digbala/ directional strength. The Dig of the Graha shows the direction indicated by the planet and since Jupiter is all about perspective and wisdom, it has Digbala in the Lagna which indicates the head and the personality.

The other Graha related to rationality and intelligence, Budha/ Mercury also attains 100% Digbala/ directional strength in the Lagna for this very reason.    

Exalted Gurū/ Guru in the Lagna should be considered with reference to the horoscope of Bhagwāna Śrī Rāma/ Bhagwan Shri Rama who had Gurū/ Guru exalted in the natal Lagna in the Rāśi/ Rashi Chakra. So with this transit, the message from the Jātaka/ Jataka of the Viṣṇu Avatāra/ Vishnu Avatara, or the teaching is that we must aspire to the highest morality and the highest value system. Cancer Ascendant will do well to abide by this.

The position might be different for those who have Karkaṭa Ārūḍha Lagna/ Karka Arudha in the Rāśi Chakra because some misconceptions about the world of Māya/ Maya if existing, will be quickly dispensed with by this Gochara.

Ārūḍha Padas are about creation, and reflection of the qualities harboured by the various Bhāvas/ Bhavas/ houses when reckoned from the Lagna. Jupiter  is not really about creation but about preservation and sustenance and so in Karka Ārūḍha Lagna  there will some confrontation with the truth which will be required but then Jupiter will furnish tremendous energies for the upliftment of the social and financial persona in society during this transit.

Simha Lagna/ Leo Ascendant would have Jupiter transiting the 12th House in exaltation and so spiritual pursuits, knowledge at the feet of the Gurū/ Guru and following of favourable routines will happen which will lead to healthy sleep. If there are afflictions to the 12th House in the Lagna chart for this Ascendant then these may be cured and eased during this period.

The events leading up to a goal would be paved not only with good intentions but with good actions and all that begins well, well, begins well, in a departure from the cliché.  

The Leo Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna can only hope to stem the financial troubles if any in a nativity and  to try and curb the expenditure leaks during this period but the process may not be pleasant. If taxes have not been paid properly or concealed then heavy sums may be required to be paid in lieu thereof. If however there are no issues and things are proceeding on even keel then it is the best time to direct the expenditure to laudable and wise pursuits so that the impetus is in the best possible life directions. As I sometimes advise what one spends and where one spends has an important say in guiding the native in particular directions.

Navamsha Chart of the Jupiter transit-
Before we proceed let us look at the inner energies prevailing with Jupiter at the time of the transit into Cancer. The Navāmśa/ Navamsha Chakra at the time of transit is given below-


Navamsha Yoga-
We can see that Jupiter is joined Mars in Gurū-Maṅgala/ Guru-Mangala Yoga and is aspected by Venus/ Śukra/ Shukra. Not only does Gurū/ Guru have the prowess of Mars to express itself but it has the locked eye debate with Venus as well who insists on coming forth with his mundane and pragmatic knowledge. The Dwi-Gurū Yoga in the Navāmśa Chakra for the transit has great potential for learning and growth and expanding one’s horizons. While on this theme the readers can experiment with Varga Gochara/ transits reckoned in the divisional charts of the horoscope and see what sort of inferences emerge.

Nāḍī/ Nadi literature has many instances of transits in divisional charts and also from the relevant Ārūḍha Padas.

Another concept to keep in mind is to consider the transits of all major slow moving or outer planets together. For instance Rāhu/ Rahu-Ketu change signs after Jupiter does and indicate a movement in the Karmic axis for all concerned. Subsequent papers on this website will cover the transits of Rāhu/ Rahu to Kanyā Rāśi/ Kanya Rashi/ Virgo and Ketu to Mīna Rāśi/Meena/Pisces as well as of Saturn to Scorpio/ Śani in Vṛṣcika Rāśi/ Vrishchika Rashi later in the year.

This is also important because the planets for a variety of reasons form pairs-of-opposites.  While Jupiter is optimism, Saturn is pessimism, and so happiness and sadness, success and failure, expansion and constriction, growth and decay are all instances of this polarised continuum. For these reasons the planets must be considered together. 

Similar is the situation when it comes to studying Jupiter on the one hand and the Rāhu-Ketu axis on the other. On many occasions antithetical features emerge but then this should only be taken as a basic thumb rule without more at this stage.

Jupiter forms a great function for Aries/ Meṣa/ Mesha Lagna as it transits through the 4th Bhāva/ Bhava in exaltation. This is a Keṅdra Bhāva/ Kendra Bhava/ quadrant house, and its auspiciousness is greatly heightened with the exalted energy of Gurū/ Guru. We would always do well to remember that Jupiter is properly the representative of divinity in any horoscope and always seeks to do good for the person. 

It gives unconditionally and leads one to life changing realizations and knowledge depending on its strength in the horoscope.

Significations such as home, mother, properties and education stand to be greatly benefitted depending on the combinations prevailing in the horoscope. The 4th is also the Sukha Bhāva and there is none better than Jupiter to bring lasting and meaningful happiness.

Impact of Aspect/ Drishti of Transit Jupiter-
In these descriptions we should also remember the power of the aspects of Jupiter which it casts through its special Graha Driṣṭi/ Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect. The 5th House aspect of Jupiter falls on the sign of Scorpio/ Vṛṣcika/ Vrishchika.

There are two rudimentary ways in which we can appreciate this. Firstly, the future of Cancer is illuminated through depth and occult. The best of these matters stands to come through now with Guru informing the sign with its aspect.

Secondly, Scorpio as a sign in itself receives the special aspect and benefits, both generally, understanding its own Karma and learning ways to do something about it, and specifically through structured precept since Karkaṭa/ Karkata is the 9th sign of the Guru and religion when reckoned from Scorpio. Scorpio is in luck from June to November, 2014 when Śani/ Shani decides to enter the sign.

Natives with Scorpio Lagna rising in the Lagna chart are advised to take the insights which are likely to come during this period very seriously and to use them to the utmost because there is no opportunity cost in availing the grace of Jupiter. Of course all this applies to only those charts to which it does, but then that goes without saying.

For Sagittarius though, it may be an intriguing time and this in itself is an interesting consequence since Jupiter rules Dhanuṣa/ Dhanusha Lagna. But Cancer is the 8th House from Sagittarius and for any nativity with Dhanu Lagna rising this is a challenging placement in the radix. The 8th House is unfathomable and adversely effects the natural benefic placed here. So ironically, for Dhanuṣa Lagna the advisory will be to take care of their health, intelligence and thoughts.

Not so for those with Sagittarius Ārūḍha Lagna  though. Here the persons with such a placement will be able to get into fruitful relationships with others with the highest ethics and in work shall have ready access to resources which complement their goals and programs.

Readers can appreciate that this also ties in with the other transit for Sagittarius especially the Moon sign/ Jañma Rāśi/ Janma Rashi since the ingress into Scorpio of the planet Saturn will signal the commencement of the Sade-Sati where the entire societal and psychological make-up of the person is altered.

Taurus individuals stand on something similar when it comes to the footing, especially those of Vṛṣabha/ Vrishabha Lagna. Jupiter is transiting the 3rd House from the Lagna which relates to matters which Jupiter is not entirely comfortable with. It is also called the Duścikya Bhāva. The positive or the silver lining, and it is quite a notable one, is that there is Bhāgya/ Bhagya Yoga formed by the 7th House aspect of Jupiter in the 3rd House.

Relevance of the Marana Karaka Sthana-
As I often write, the Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna/ Marana Karaka Sthana positions of planets are important and Gurū/ Guru is in Maraṇa Kāraka Sthāna in the 3rd Bhāva from the Lagna. Matters indicated by Jupiter in the natal horoscope especially if its planetary period is running in the Daśā/ Dasha system will tend to be tested.

The position is not much better in those horoscopes where the Ārūḍha Lagna resides in Vrishabha Rashi. In fact a conscious effort may have to be made especially at the time of the commencement of the transit to avoid the mental state of not striving at all in the material world and sort of giving up the pursuit of matters onerous in the realm of everyday life.

Please do not wear a yellow sapphire/ Puśyarāga/ Pukharaja stone under any circumstances if you should have this combination in the natal horoscope and do not experiment during this transit of Jupiter in Cancer.

Mina Lagna/ Pisces Ascendant is blessed by the 9th House Graha Driṣṭi/Graha Drishti/ planetary aspect of transit Jupiter and also happens to be the own sign of the planet. For this reason the sating from knowledge which is brought by the blessings of Jupiter is of a high order for this sign during the sojourn of Gurū/ Guru in Karkaṭa Rāśi/ Karkata Rashi.

Jupiter transiting in the 5th House in exaltation blesses the children and their intelligence and performance in studies and work will climb favourably. Thoughts and internal make-up of Pisces, powerful appointments and advisory roles will come to the forefront. Decisions made during this time will bode well for the future.

The position is equally good if not better for the Mīna Ārūḍha Lagna /Meena Arudha Lagna because the acquisitions in life are fortified and secured during this time. The planning is seen by others as being superlative in terms of correct decision-making. Speculation will yield great benefits and finance appears to be a very lucrative dimension; as a professional pursuit during this time, finance professionals will feel the boost during these otherwise slow times.

For Kanya Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna/ Virgo Jupiter in the 11th House will do whatever it can to ease, fortify, catapult (as the case may be in the natal chart) the sources of gains which are there. Gurū/ Guru is the Naisargika Kāraka/ Natural Significator for gains and in the 11th Bhāva from the Ārūḍha Lagna in transit is great for material benefits.

For those with Kanya Lagna rising in the Lagna chart/ Rāśi Chakra/ Rashi Chakra, a highly stabilising influence comes to the working of the mind of the Virgo individual and all the information gathering and the confusion and that search for elusive perfection and complete logical explanation for all things, starts to fall into place. The Sade-Sati is also on the verge of ending but as stated, more on that in a later paper at the appropriate time.

Capricorn Ascendant/ Makara Lagna finds their world of marriage, partnerships, and direct personal interaction changing. The concept of natural Pada tells us that it is the 7th House which truly reflects the happiness in the heart and the real Sukha. Jupiter as the Sukha Karaka in exaltation blesses this facet of life. 

The workaholic haze is aided for Capricorn Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna is aided by this transit in no small measure as the door of emergence is opened or helped or the problems therein are mitigated by Jupiter. The work will now pay off and the requisite appreciation and reward will come. Stay true to your ethical parameters and this will then show well in life.

Kumbha Lagna/ Aquarius Ascendant finds that the vehement enmity is no longer that troublesome and those adversely disposed or even one’s own attitude to those one is not comfortable with undergoes a sea change and higher ground is attained. Substance addictions, alcohol, nicotine and drug use will now be helped by the tremendous care and awareness brought about by Jupiter. When these enemies within are handled then the path of one’s growth through effort and action is rendered more accessible.

The position is very different for those with Aquarius Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna and in case of financial problems or losses or related problems proper and personalised advice should be had. Once again remedial measures should be verified as coming from the highest sources, otherwise these are to be eschewed for want of knowledge.

Libra Lagna/ Tulā/ Tula benefits from a perfect application of the intelligence in work. There is every chance of shining if the application in work properly uses the pointers that come from Jupiter. This is Amala Yoga and can lead to a spotless and perfect performance in the chosen sphere of work.  In the Libra Ārūḍha Lagna though there may be confrontation with the truth of some realities before advancement or proper recognition by others can be expected.

For Mithuna Lagna/ Gemini Ascendant the transit of Jupiter in Cancer in exaltation is excellent for liquid assets and the Kula or one’s family. If one’s Kula Devata is known then one may worship the deity for the best results. This is all Viṣṇu and the beautiful feeling of being taken care of and all being well and at the highest moral level pervades the family. Finances and food, and the absence of unworthy secrets all illuminate life. For the Gemini Ārūḍha Lagna  the transit is even better and for horoscopes with Dhana Yogas confirmed in the relevant Varga Chakra/ divisional charts this could be an extremely rewarding time for matters related to money and wealth.
My work on the transit of the Rahu-Ketu axis to Virgo-Pisces/ Kanya Meena Rashi may be read here.
My paper (Part I- Overview) on the Saturn/ Shani transit/ Gochara to Scorpio/ Vrishchika Rashi on November 2, 2014 may be read here.
You can read more about the twelve Lagnas or Ascendants on this website for further correlations and insights.     

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1 comment:

  1. This is regarding your predictions of Jupiter transit in Cancer in 2014 and how it affects capricorn. Jupiter will be in 7th from moon and ketu will transit to 3rd from moon on July 12. Ketu in 3rd will cause a vedha on Jupiter in 7th. This will reduce or nulify the good affects.

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