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  • Writer's pictureDomenic Falcone

Rahu between a rock and a hard place

     Venus has just entered Gemini ruled by Mercury, while Mercury is still in Taurus ruled by Venus. This means that Mercury and Gemini are exchanging signs, and the indications of these signs will be intertwined. This will only be for a brief period, as Mercury will enter Gemini within five days. The Sun is also in Taurus and will enter Gemini in two days. This will leave Jupiter alone in Taurus.

     Mars has left its Gandanta or Drowning point this past week and is now transiting and active in its own sign of Aries. Saturn is aspecting this transit from its own sign of Aquarius. Rahu is placed between these two malefic planets in Jupiter ruled Pisces. Being placed between malefics usually brings out the worst in a planet and makes the experience of the planet intense and unpleasant. It is the planetary version of being between a rock and a hard place.

     However, Saturn and Mars are both strong in their own houses and this usually brings good results, even from malefic planets, though it may feel bad. Rahu itself is malefic and is often responsible for sudden tragic events. This combination indicates a sudden loss, insight, or ending that may seem tragic and feel terrible, but which contains an unexpected or hidden boon within it. This boon would likely come in the form of fame, money, or some pleasure normally seen as forbidden. It could also indicate gaining the discipline and motivation to cut some habit or belief that is draining your energy out of your life.

     The exchange of signs between Venus and Mercury also indicates wealth through communication, speculation, or a skill involving the voice or hands. It could also indicate a business or deal with a sibling. This reinforces Rahu’s indications of wealth, as Rahu is also tied into the dynamic between Mercury and Venus by Jupiter. This is because Rahu is in a sign ruled by Jupiter and Jupiter is in Taurus ruled by Venus. There is also something dreamlike or illusory indicated by both Rahu and Pisces making this transit difficult to navigate and will be hardest for those with a natal Moon in Pisces. It will require a lot of discrimination, luckily Mercury is about to enter its own sign of Gemini.

     To understand how these transits affect you an individual analysis is required. The interaction between your natal chart and the transits of the planets is always very individual and personal. Contact me for a reading at .

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