The 9 Most Important Transits in 2016 Vedic Astrology Forecast
1. 1/8 Jupiter in Leo turns retrograde until May 9:
When Jupiter goes retrograde is a time to reflect on our teachings, teachers and those things that give us inspiration and hope. Between now and May 9 you may expect some surprises in relation to your spiritual life and beliefs.
2. 1/9 Rahu in Leo and Ketu in Aquarius until the middle of 2017
This represents a major shift, as the nodal axis shows the eclipse energy for the next year and a half. We will see some major shifts in the power structures of the world, including our world. The geopolitical landscape may be subject to enormous upheaval.
3. 2/21 Mars and Saturn in Scorpio until 9/18
Scorpio is a sign of strengthening our inner fears, the courage to do this emanates from Mars. This transit of Mars in Scorpio for months with align these principles. Mars joined Saturn during this time brings a seriousness – and a health concern as well – both personally and globally.
4. 3/9 Solar eclipse in Aquarius – in Purva Bhadra
This solar eclipse will be with the South node, showing a strong inner focus on the themes described. In this case, Aquarian themes (social justice and equanimity) are large themes. This may be distribution of wealth, or just higher service. Purva Bhadra Nakshatra lends an inspiring quality to themes, showing the need to connect to things not just of this earth.
5. 3/25/ Saturn retrograde until 8/12
When Saturn goes retrograde we are challenged to re-commit to those things shown by the placement. In this case, Scorpio themes and the house where Scorpio falls in your chart will be an important focus. In general, we are strengthening our vulnerabilities now, but how?
6. 3/25 – 5/9 Both Saturn and Jupiter retrograde
Now these 2 outer planets are both retrograde, showing a deep reflection on both commitment (Saturn) and vision (Jupiter). Hopes and teachings must be the focal point of our determined efforts, and these are things getting clarified now.
7. 8/12 Jupiter in Virgo
Jupiter will now move into Virgo, form Leo – where the power of our kingdom (Leo) must get organized skillfully and delegated into many tasks. It is great to have power, but in order for it to be shared correctly there needs to be more skill. These things will inspire us now.
8. 9/1 Solar eclipse in Leo – Purva Phalguni
This eclipse in Leo will show the Sun joined Rahu, opening up a new level of power, and perhaps eclipsing it. There may be a misuse of power that snaps back against us now. Purva Phalguni is the Nakshatra, related to sharing the wealth, not just hoarding it for yourself.
9. 11/1-12/11 Exalted Mars aspected by Saturn
This powerful 1-2 punch may not feel so good, but facing our inner challenges, and overcoming our weaknesses is indicated now. If we can be mature and realistic about what we face, this may be a time of enormous growth.
Nodal Axis for All 12 Signs
Each of the 12 Signs will experience the next 1.5 years differently based on where that house axis falls. Below you can read the overview of how this works.
Aries– You will be placing less focus on social service (Ketu transiting the 11th house) and instead focusing on how that service must be a reflection of your heart’s desire (Rahu transiting the 5th house).
Taurus– You will be placing less focus on personal duty and responsibility (Ketu transiting the 10th house) and instead focusing on how those duties must emanate from the heart (Rahu transiting the 4th house).
Gemini– You will be placing less focus on personal inspiration and belief (Ketu transiting the 9th house) and instead focusing on how those beliefs must be understood intellectually (Rahu transiting the 3rd house).
Cancer– You will be placing less focus on change and transformation (Ketu transiting the 8th house) and instead focusing on the stability that supports that change (Rahu transiting the 2nd house).
Leo– You will be placing less focus on compromising with others (Ketu transiting the 7th house) and instead focusing on your own personal growth and identity (Rahu transiting the 1st house).
Virgo– You will be placing less focus on facing the hard work of the world (Ketu transiting the 6th house) and instead focusing on connecting with that which is beyond this world (Rahu transiting the 12th house).
Libra – You will be placing less focus on personal creativity (Ketu transiting the 5th house) and instead focusing on how that personal creativity can be of service to all (Rahu transiting the 11th house).
Scorpio – You will be placing less focus on emotional peace (Ketu transiting the 4th house) and instead focusing on your outer duties and responsibilities (Rahu transiting the 10th house).
Sagittarius– You will be placing less focus on personal will and intelligence (Ketu transiting the 3rd house) and instead focusing on how that personal will must seek something higher (Rahu transiting the 9th house).
Capricorn– You will be placing less focus on personal values and wealth (Ketu transiting the 2nd house) and instead focusing on how those values must also change and transform (Rahu transiting the 8th house).
Aquarius– You will be placing less focus on personal identity (Ketu transiting the 1st house) and instead focusing on how that personal identity is a reflection of others (Rahu transiting the 7th house).
Pisces– You will be placing less focus on letting go and personal surrender (Ketu transiting the 12th house) and instead focusing on the hard work that comes with managing outer life (Rahu transiting the 6th house).