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Monthly Vedic Sky- August 2016 - 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 transit of Sun into Gemini and Cancer
Planet Sun will be transiting in to watery and movable sign Cancer till 16th August 2016 and after that it will transit through Fiery and fixed sign Leo for the rest of the month of August 2016. Therefore, during the first half of the month there could be open dialogue and discussion on different issues on domestic forums and on international forums to make consensus on major policies related to national and international interest. However, during the second half of the month, different state governments of the world might make policies considering long term national interest and try to stick and implement the same despite on certain opposition.
Effect of transit of Mercury into Gemini, Cancer, Leo
Planet Mercury would start its journey from Leo and will transit in to own sign Virgo on 20th August 2016 for the rest of the month but would take retrograde motion on 30th August 2016. Therefore, during this month there could be stability in the market and prices for commodity items could be remain same as it was during the last week of July 2016. However, the transit of Mercury is going to play a very positive role with respect to dialogue and discussions on different national and international forums and some of organization dealing with international community might come up with major decisions.
Effect of transit of Moon into Aries and Gemini
Moon, the beautiful energy that helps us to connect to the finer things of life starts its quick-footed journey from Aries and will be in the sign Gemini at the end of the month.
Effect of transit of Mars into Libra and Scorpio
Planet Mars is the energy that helps us to push forward as well as attains our hopes and dreams; will transit in to own sign Scorpio for the whole month of August 2016. Therefore, there could be loss of human being and infrastructure due to the incidents like natural calamity/disasters in different parts of the world in this month but armed forces could have upper hand on the anti social and anti nation aliments.
Effect of transit of Venus 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 start its journey in the sign Leo and will transit in to its debilitated sign Virgo on 25th August 2016 for the rest of the month. Therefore, there could stability in the prices for petroleum products but last week may create issues in the international market for fuel and in petroleum industry. The whole month could prove beneficial for woman work force in different section of society but there could be rise in crime against women in different section of society and different part of the world in the last week of the month. Entertainment industry could be also filled with lots of controversies and some good projects might also suffer due to the same.
Effect of transit of Jupiter into Leo
Planet Jupiter which signifies wealth, peace and prosperity in the society, will make its major transit in to Virgo on 12th August 2016 for almost next one year period. Therefore, this transit could play good role with respect to revival of world economy where different countries of the world start discussion to make common program and policies on trade and transactions. This transit could bring positivity in the life of common people individually but the placement of Jupiter in their own birth chart and its relation with natal Jupiter could also play major role in this regard.
Effect of transit of Saturn into Scorpio
Planet Saturn has already made its major transit on 2nd November 2014, which is transiting in to Scorpio for the next two and half years but it would be take direct motion on 13th August 2016. Therefore, there could be reverse impact of the transit of Saturn for the people who are going through Sade Sati. This transit would also impact other Moon signs due to changes in position and relation of Saturn transit with different Moon signs.
Effect of transit of Rahu into Leo & Ketu into Aquarius
The eternally retrograde energies Rahu and Ketu have already transited in to Leo and Aquarius respectively on 30th January 2016 for next one and half years. Therefore, these transit of planet Rahu and Ketu could bring lots of positive and negative impacts in the life of common people due to their placements in individual birth charts.