Transits in early 2013
During this time the above noted general indications of the weak and vulnerable Venus, as well as its functional indications as 4th lord, are likely to experience setbacks. There could be sudden problems developing concerning the housing sector, natural resources or communal harmony. Venus also rules women folk, artists, lifesaving drugs, aviation and enjoyment in life. All these areas of life would be vulnerable to sudden setbacks during this transit. The weather could also become erratic due to these influences. Moreover, the fast moving planets will also become conjunct transit Ketu while it is stationary around 23° Aries and 10th house MEP. Transit 4th lord VENUS will pass over this point on April 29. As Transit Ketu will still be afflicting natal Venus at 23° 50‘ Sagittarius and 6th house, this aspect means that Venus is afflicted both natally and in transit, which is likely to further aggravate its indications, as enumerated above.
In August 2012, transit 6th lord Jupiter will be in mutual aspect with transit Rahu and natal Ketu. This is a difficult transit combination, but fortunately all planets involved will be moving at normal speed lessening the intensity of the impact. The transit aspect becomes exact around August 16 (see transit chart 2). We could recall that transit Jupiter was at 17° 42' Gemini and 12th house in aspect to natal Ketu at 17° 47' Libra and 4th house when the 9/11 attacks took place during the Venus-Moon period, almost 12 years ago. At that time, the focus was on the identity of the country, as the Moon rules the 1st house of self. "God bless America" became a rallying cry and the American flag flew high. Moreover, following the attacks, transit Jupiter became stationary at 21° Gemini and the MEP of the 12 house in aspect to the 4th, 6th and 8th houses, consistent with the US invasion of Afghanistan and the Anthrax mailings. During the current Venus-Mercury period, the similar transit of Jupiter could bring problems for the USA at home or abroad. Some difficult to diagnose public health issue could bring concerns. There could be losses of life due to foreign military involvement, violence on the Mexico-USA border could erupt or the US banking system could run into financial difficulties. Such problems are also likely in February and March 2014, when transit Jupiter becomes stationary at 16° 23' Gemini. Fortunately, as Jupiter will not be in aspect also to transit Rahu at the same time it aspects natal Ketu, the complexity of the problems will be reduced, while their intensity is increased.