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How to Study Transits:
example: Jupiter Retrograde Transit 2015
(use this example as part of your study regardless of when you read this article)

Transits are constant movements of planets in the sky. Transit simply means movement. Planets are always rotating and revolving around the sun and they are always moving through a certain sign, nakshatra, degree, which means in  your own birth chart these planets are moving over a certain house and certain planet. Transits bring confirmed results of "Mahadashas and antar dashas" in Vedic Astrology. But, even if you do not know the mahadasha system, many qualified astrologers can make a fairly well prediction just based on transits and seeing how planets are moving in your horoscope. example: If Jupiter and Saturn are both pointing to the 7th house or Venus via their transit or aspect then marriage is most likely to happen. Sometimes planets will  go over an empty house in your horoscope and sometimes they will be going over a planet in your horoscope. Transits have a more heavy effect when they go over a certain planet.

Jupiter will be retrograde from December 9th 2014 to April 8th 2015 in the sign of Cancer. This retrogration of Jupiter means that it's neatest to the earth and moving backwards per the view point from earth, but it's not really moving backwards, it's just the illusion. The power of Guru dev will be felt all throughout the world in the most positive way. This particular retrograde motion of Jupiter is very special because Jupiter is exalted in the sign of Cancer, although not at the exact degree of its maximum exaltation but Jupiter will still be the massive guiding light for many. Exalted Jupiter while closest to the earth is a recipe for magic. Now, many articles and astrologists will also say "retrograde Jupiter gives reverse results", that is rarely true in very few circumstances which I will not discuss here. How will this Jupiter effect us. Jupiter is the karaka of optimism, wealth, knowledge, gurus and sustenance. All the aspects of Juptier will be at the forefront in our lives; we will be excited about making big money, attaining all sorts of spiritual knowledge, finding dignified gurus and keeping our selves healthy. These qualities will be far stronger due to Jupiter being closest to earth for the next five months.

How is this Jupiter going to effect you individually? well Jupiter is in the sign of cancer that means Jupiter will now effect the sign of cancer itself, and the houses which it'll aspect: Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Taurus and Pisces. why so many houses? Jupiter aspects 5th, 7th and 9th place from itself per Prashara astrology and Jupiter being in the sign of Cancer will also aspect all the fixed signs except Leo per Jamini updasha aka Jamini astrology. I have made 5 lessons on Jamini astrology on Youtube please go watch those.

Since Jupiter looking at all these houses will show the area of life which will be effected in your life per normal Prashara Vedic Astrology first:


For Aires ascendant: 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th house

Taurus ascendant: 3rd, 7th, 9th and 11th house.

Gemini ascendant: 2nd, 6th, 8th and 10th house.

Cancer ascendant: 1st, 5th and 7th and 9th house

Leo ascendant: 12th, 4th, 6th and 8th house.

Virgo ascendant: 11th, 3rd, 5th, and 7th house.

Libra ascendant: 10th, 2nd, 4th and 6th house.

Scorpio: 9th, 1st, 3rd and 5th house.

Sagittarius ascendant: 8th, 12th, 2nd and 4th house.

Capricorn ascendant: 7th, 11th, 1st and 3rd house.

Aquarius ascendant: 6th, 10th, 12th and 2nd house.

Pisces ascendant: 5th, 9th, 11th and 1st house.

Jupiter will effect the houses per your ascendant. Here is the twist, transits of planets are also judged from the moon as well, meaning you see your moon sign placement and make moon your ascendant which is called Moon rashi chart, if you're not familiar then it's given to you in my report on the 2nd page under my shop section here. If you are an Aries ascendant Jupiter is transiting your 4th house, right? that means it's effecting 4th, 8th, 10th and 12th house, but if your moon is in the sign of Capricorn, that means from the moon Jupiter is in the 7th house thous effecting 7th, 11th, 1st and 3rd house, how would you read this? well from the moon, which means your mind you want Jupiter to bring optimism in your relationship, network circles and siblings, right? by Jupiter feeding such optimism to these houses it will make you feel secure about your feelings, emotions home (4th house), your health and fear will be lessened (8th house) and it will bring opportunities to visit foreign spiritual places (12th house).

The most easiest way to understand the concept of transits from ascendant and the moon is to know that from the moon are the things you will make happen and from the ascendant are the things that will automaticaill happen. If Jupiter is transiting 5th from the ascendant and 9th from the Moon; Jupiter will make you deal with your education or situation related to children but it will also make you travel to a long distance on behalf of your children. Saturn transiting 5th from the ascendant and 8th from the moon while Saturn is in Libra can show although one is having fear of the unknown and afarid of the transformation that is to come, at the same time they might excel in their studies and education or get birth of a child. Most of the time transits give mix results due to the fac they are transiting in different houses from the moon vs. the ascendant. 

Let's also talk about Jamini astrology transit. In Jamini astrology Jupiter will aspect all the fixed signs except the one closest it which is Leo (rules of Jamini). But how will Jupiter effect your fixed signs? for example if you're a Cancer ascendant Jupiter, per Jamini will aspect 5th, 8th and 11th house, does this mean that Jupiter will brings situation related to its significances? no, this is where one must understand which degree Jupiter holds, between 1 to 7 planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) which degree does Jupiter hold? as in highest to the lowest amongst these planets. This is the concept known as karakas. Planet with the highest degree becomes the Atmakaraka and the planet with the lowest degree becomes Darakaraka. Below are quick references to the karaka and their meaning from planet holding the highest degree to lowest in  your birth chart.

1. atmarkaraka - soul, personality and soul's lesson. (highest degree)
2. amatyakaraka - career, minister to atmarakaraka (2nd highest degree)
3. bhatrikaraka - siblings, neighbors, friends (3rd highest degree)
4. matrik karaka - mother, home, dwelling, conveniences. (4th highest degree)
5. putrakaraka - children, education, creativity (5th highest degree)
6. gatnikaraka - misfortune, diseases, obstacles, service, enemies. (6th highest degree)
7. darakaraka - spouse (7th highest degree)

Depending upon which degree Jupiter holds and which Karaka it becomes, it will bring situation related to those things but in the most positive way. If Jupiter is the amatykaraka, which means it will effect things related to your career during this transit; in case you're a Aries ascendant Jupiter from the 4th house will only aspect 8th, 11th and 2nd house, this shows that one will suddenly find career advancement through network circle and increase in savings. When you are looking at Jupiter from the eye of Jamini do not think it will aspect the 10th or 12th house, it's not, it's blind to those houses.

Once you figured out which karaka Jupiter is, which is also available in the report on shop page here, you can refer to your ascendant below and see which houses it will aspect as that karaka.


Aries ascendant - 4th, 8th, 11th and 2nd house

Taurus ascendant - 3rd, 7th, 10th and 1st house

Gemini - 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 12th house

Cancer - 1st, 5th, 8th and 11th house

Leo - 12th, 4th, 7th and 10th house

Virgo - 11th, 3rd,  6th and 9th house

Libra- 10th 2nd, 5th, and 8th house

Scorpio - 9th, 1st, 4th and 7th house

Sagittarius - 8th, 12th, 3rd and 6th house

Capricorn - 7th, 11th, 2nd, and 5th house

Aquarius - 6th, 10th, 1st and 4th house

Pisces - 5th, 9th, 12th, and 3rd house

The next step is to see which planet Jupiter is transiting over and which planet is Jupiter in aspect to, this applies to Prashara and Jamini.

If Jupiter is transiting your 4th house as Aries ascendant and you have Saturn in the 4th house, then per Prashara Astrology Jupiter will bring easiness into the strict rules of home and easier work in homeland. If, per Jamini astrology Jupiter is the Matrikaraka (4th highest degree) transiting over your Gatnikarka (6th highest degree planet) Saturn, then Jupiter will bring better heath for the mother, attainment of home or benefit from home itself.

If Jupiter himself is the Gatnikaraka, meaning it's the planet of misfortune then there will be protetion and improvement through those areas. If Jupiter is transiting your 6th house as Gatinikaraka it will destory your enemies or make them your friends, it will also turn your bad bosses into friends per aspect on the 10th house, bring better health due to the aspect on 1st house and bring peace and resolve issues at home due to the aspect on 4th house.

If Jupiter is the putrakarka transiting the 8th house while in cancer and retrograde at the same time, Jupiter will either bring studies related to research work depending upon your age and if you're in school or Jupiter will suddenly bring birth of a child. If Putrakarka is transiting over your Gatnikaraka then children may reslove your misfortune or enemies issue, regardless of which planet becomes the Putrakaraka including Jupiter.

If you have Moon in the 8th house in Scorpio in your birth horoscope and Jupiter is transiting your 4th house then Jupiter will be bring sudden optimism into your mind and pull you out of the darkness into the light per normal Vedic Prashara astrology. 

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