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Monthly Vedic Sky- August, 2014 - By Dr. J. N. Pandey

Astrology can be a very good guide to a better life provided you are open to its projections rather than just its predictions. Over the years, astrology has evolved in various ways. In order to learn how to navigate, the first step is to understand your horoscope. While the natal positions decree certain situations and possibilities, the transits always bring in new and ever changing predictions as the planets keep to their movement in the Vedic sky.

Effect of Sun Transit into Cancer and Leo
The movement of planet Sun will be in Watery and movable sign Cancer till 16th August 2014 and then it will transit through the Fiery and fixed sign Leo, which is its own sign for the rest of the month of August 2014. Therefore, during the first half of the month, there could be high level meetings, communications between different state heads, which might give more focus on world economy and financial concerns. However, during second half of the month, different state heads could be able to formulate as well as implement the policies in their own countries on the line of international cooperation and concerns.
Effect of Mercury Transit into Cancer
The movements of planet Mercury will be in three different signs during the month of August 2014, which indicates progress in international communication but uncertainty in market. During the period till 12th August 2014 the market could be on higher side when Mercury will transit in to Cancer but after that till 28th August 2014 there will be stability in the market. However, again last three days of this month could create confusion in the market and investor community may face certain losses.
Effect of Moon Transit into Virgo and Libra
Moon, the beautiful energy that helps us to connect to the finer things of life starts its quick-footed journey from Virgo and will be in sign Libra at the end of the month.
Effect of Mars Transit into Libra
Planet Mars is the energy that helps us to push forward and attains our hopes and dreams; will be transiting through the sign Libra for the whole month of August 2014. Therefore, the state/armed forces could have upper hand on anti social/nation elements and could be also able to downsize those negative aliments. Armed forces of the world could be able to prepare good action plan to tackle with anti social elements and could also succeed in the same.
Effect of Venus Transit into Gemini and Cancer
Venus, the planet that signifies our sense of appreciation for good and beauty in all forms of harmony as well as wealth will transit through Gemini till 7th August 2014 and then it will transit through Cancer for the rest of the month. Therefore, entertainment industry may come up with some good projects where women centric subjects could be promoted and would make for a dominating factor. Woman diplomats/leaders in different parts of the world could play lead role to sort out some of the major issues relating to global concern.
Effect of Jupiter Transit into Cancer
Planet Jupiter, which signifies wealth, peace and prosperity in the society, has already made a major transit of the year 2014 in to its exaltation sign Cancer and would be remain in same sign till mid of the year 2015. Therefore, efforts made towards improvement of world economy could be visible and will start giving positive signature in different parts of the world. The life of common people would also improve and there will be harmony on the financial front worldwide.
Effect of Saturn Transit into Libra
Planet Saturn has already transited in to its exaltation sign Libra and will be continue with its transit in to same sign during this whole month of August 2014. Therefore, planet Saturn could give its positive impact of transit in to exaltation sign and people who are going through the Shani Sade Sati could feel positive impact.
Effect of Rahu Transit into Virgo and Ketu Transit into Pisces
The eternally retrograde energies Rahu and Ketu have already made another major transit of the year 2014 where Rahu is transiting in to Virgo and Ketu will be transiting in to Pisces during the whole month of August 2014. Therefore, the transit of the Shadow Planets, Rahu and Ketu could bring in lots of positive and negative impacts in the lives of common individual as per their placement in individual birth charts.