Planetary Transit

Sun Transit

Sun spends about 30 days in a zodiac, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what Sun transit means, the duration of the transit, and how Sun's transit affects you and your sun sign.

What does Sun transit mean? 

This movement of the Sun from one sign to the next sign is known as Sun transit in different Signs. This transit of the Sun practically happens twelve times a year. It has varying effects on the natives of different signs.

How long do Sun transits last?

Sun remains in one sign for about 30 days. Then Sun transits to another sign. Changing 12 signs each after 30 days means transit of Sun happens 12 times in a Calendar Year.

How does sun transit affect you?

The effect of Sun transit depends on your Moon sign. Primarily Sun placed in the 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th house from the natal moon gives good results to the native. But Sun in the other houses can give adverse results to the native. Sun being the planet of Authority, power, father, and honor, has a different impact on Career and married life where native has to interact with close ones. A positive transit of the Sun can give extraordinary results in attaining an edge over others in all relationships and workplaces. The same way an unfavorable transit of the Sun can make natives weak & succumbing to others' pressures.

Effect of Sun transit on different Moon Signs

The transit of the Sun has a different impact when Sun transits to different zodiacs. Each transit of the Sun in one sun sign has a different impact on the natives. We have explained the effects of these transits on each sign above.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your family life, career, finance and health.

Mars Transit

The planet Mars spends about 45 days in a sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Mars Transit means, how long Mars transit remains, and how Mars transit affects you and your sign.

What does Mars transit mean?

This movement of Mars from one sign to the next sign is known as Mars transit in different Signs. This transit of Mars practically happens eight to a maximum of 9 times in a Year depending on the overall movement of Mars in about 72 years. It has varying effects on the natives of different signs. 

How long do Mars transits last?

Mars remains in one sign for about 45 days. Then Mars transits to another sign after about 45 days. Changing 9 signs each after 45 days means transit of Mars happens 9 times in a Calendar Year. However, after say 72/73 years, Mars can have 10 transits in a Year.

How do Mars transits affect you?

Mars is also known as the Red planet. Mars is a planet that denotes Might, fierceness, and younger brother. It also signifies sincerity, courage, enterprising nature, talent to make strategy, and dynamism. But it also denotes indiscreet, tendency to destroy or break, and impulsiveness. Therefore a positive Mars transit helps a person to use the above traits to his/her advantage. But a weak transit of Mars will make a person lose on the above traits of life. 

Effect of Mars transit on different Moon Signs

Transit of Mars has a different impact when Mars transits to different signs. Each transit of Mars in one sign has a different impact on the natives. We have explained the impact of these transits of Mars in each sign as above.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your love and marriage life, career, business and health. 

Mercury Transit

The planet Mercury spends about 30 days in a particular sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Mercury transit means, how long Mercury transit remains, and how Mercury's transit affects you and your sign.

What does Mercury transit mean? 

This movement of Mercury from one sign to the next sign is known as Mercury transit in different Signs. Mercury's transit happens after around 30 days, so it will have 12 transits in a Calendar Year. In a particular year, there can be 13 transits of Mercury. It has varying effects on the natives of different signs. 

How long does Mercury transits last? 

Mercury remains in one sign for about 30 days. Then Mercury transits to another sign after about 30 days. It means Mercury will change signs 12 times in a year, barring some particular years, when it can have 13 transits in a year. 

How do Mercury transits affect you? 

Mercury is a planet that denotes Wit, intelligence, humour, expressions, and communication skills. Mercury, in astrology, is one of the neutral planets. But still, its main significations, as explained earlier, can bring the most beneficial results to the native if it is a positive transit of Mercury. However, Mercury's transit in a negative planet and house can cause detrimental results to the native. These results are mainly on the native's interaction in professional life, career, business, kids & married life where a communications and intelligence play a significant role in relationships..

Effect of Mercury transit on different Moon Signs 

Transit of Mercury has a different impact when Mercury transits to the next sign. Each transit of Mercury in one sign has a different impact on the natives. We have explained the impact of Mercury's transit will happen12 times in a year, barring some particular years, when it can have 13 transits in a year.  The impact of these Mercury transit in each Zodiac Sign has been explained above.

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Jupiter Transit

The planet Jupiter spends about 12 to 13 months in a sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Jupiter transit means, how long Jupiter transit remains, and how Jupiter's transit affects you and your sign.

What does Jupiter transit mean? 

This movement of Jupiter from one sign to the next sign is known as Jupiter transit in different Signs. This transit of Jupiter practically happens once in a year or 13 months, so each calendar year will have a maximum of one of Jupiter's transit. It has varying effects on the natives of different signs. 

How long does Jupiter transit last?

Jupiter remains in one sign for about 12 to 13 months. Then Jupiter transits to another sign after about 12 to 13 months. It means Jupiter will change a maximum of one sign in a year.  

How does Jupiter transit affect you?

Jupiter is a planet that denotes Guru, knowledge, and kids. Jupiter in astrology is one of the most beneficial planets. Planet Jupiter is attributed to bringing in fortune, rewards, luck, and a feeling of significance. With a favourable transit of Jupiter, natives can start a completely new area of opportunities and bring excitement. The Jupiter transit provides an advantage to natives in the different aspects of their profession, business, career, marriage, and married life. 

Effect of Jupiter transit on different Moon Signs

Transit of Jupiter has a different impact when Jupiter transits to the next sign. Each transit of Jupiter in one sign has a different impact on the natives. We have explained the impact of Jupiter's transit, which happens maximum once in a year in each sign as above.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your married life, career, profession and health. 

Venus Transit

The planet Venus spends about 23 to 60 days in a particular sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Venus transit means, how long Venus transit remains, and how Venus's transit affects you and your sign.

What does Venus transit mean?

Venus's movement from one sign to the next sign is known as Venus transit in different Signs. Venus's transit happens after 23 days to around 60 days, so it will have variable nos of transits in a Calendar Year. There can be a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 transits of Venus in a particular year. It has varying effects on the natives of different signs. Venus is a planet that is never more than two signs away from the Sun. 

How long does Venus transit last?

Venus remains in one sign for a minimum of 23 days and a maximum of 60 days. Then Venus transits to another sign after this duration. It means Venus will change a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 15 signs in a year. You can read yearly Venus transits on this website. 

How do Venus transits affect you?

Venus is a planet that is known as the Goddess of Love. Venus, with a dual Lordship over Libra and Taurus, represents love and money. Venus also denotes Worldly attractions, females, Luxury, and the pleasures in a native's life. A transit of Venus in a friendly sign gives good results to the person in terms of money and relationships. Love, romance and getting means of luxuries, etc. However, an adverse Venus's transit can negatively affect the wealth, beauty, Love relationship, relations with spouse, mother, creative capabilities, etc. 

Effect of Venus transit on different Moon Signs

Transit of Venus has a different impact when Venus transits to the next sign. Each transit of Venus in one sign has a different impact on the natives. It primarily affects Luxury, Worldly pleasures, beauty & factors related to female in native's life. It will be worth reading the impact of Venus's transit in different signs as explained above.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your love life, career, finance and health.  

Saturn Transit

The planet Saturn, the slowest planet, spends about 2.5 years in a particular sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Saturn transit means, how long Saturn transit remains, and how Saturn's transit affects you and your sign.

What does Saturn transit mean?

The movement of Saturn from one sign to the next sign is known as Saturn transit in different Signs. Saturn's transit happens after 2.5 years so will have the least of the transits in a person's life. It means in two calendar years, there will be no transit of Saturn. 

How long does Saturn transit last?

Saturn stays in one moon sign for 2.5 years. Then Saturn transits to another sign after this duration. It means Saturn will not have transit in consecutive two years. Saturn's transit is one of the most important transits per Vedic astrology as whatever effects it brings good or bad, keep their impact on natives for 2.5 years. 

How does Saturn transit affect you?

Saturn is a planet that is known as the Karmic planet. It is a planet that defines the boundaries and limitations of natives in whatever acts they do. Saturn transit is also to prove the theory of riches to rags. People reeling under tremendous pressures and depressions get an abundance of good results when it transits to a friendly sign. Its transit to Capricorn on 24th January is supposed to be the best, which will remain there for another 2.5 years.   

Effect of Saturn transit on different Moon Signs

Transit of Saturn has a different impact when Saturn transits to the next sign. Saturn transit, one of the slowest transits in astrological terms, is the most important planetary transit. This is because whatever be the effects, the same remain there for 2.5 years. Therefore it is also advisable to consult an able astrologer to see how would the Saturn transit will affect you and modify your karmas accordingly. The impact of Saturn transit on Capricorn on different Moon sings at present has been explained above in detail.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your love and marriage life, career, business and health. 

Rahu Transit

The planet Rahu, spends about 18 months in a particular sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Rahu transit means, how long Rahu transit remains, and how Rahu's transit affects you and your sign.

What does Rahu transit mean?

The movement of Rahu from one sign to the next sign is known as Rahu transit in different Signs. Rahu's transit happens after about eighteen months so there will be 3 transits in 2 years

How long does Rahu transit last?

Rahu stays in one moon sign for about eighteen months. Then Rahu transits to another sign after this duration. It means Rahu will not have transit in consecutive two years. Rahu's transit is one of the most important transits per Vedic astrology as whatever effects it brings good or bad, keep their impact on natives for Eighteen months.  

How does Rahu transit affect you?

Rahu is an airy and shadow planet. It is a planet that is known as the planet for expansion, illusions, parental Grand Father. A negative Rahu enhances person’s desire to make more and more money and go for speedy expansions. It is a planet that once operative does not define the boundaries and limitations of natives and can lead to illusions.  

Effect of Rahu transit on different Moon Signs

Transit of Rahu has a different impact on each Moon sign when Rahu transits to the next sign. The ill-effects of Rahu are not known immediately and person can be very late realising it. And then whatever good or bad happens lasts for eighteen months therefore it is better to meet a good astrologer whenever Rahu makes a new transit. The impact of Rahu transit on  different Moon sings  has been explained above in detail.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your love and marriage life, career, business and health. 

Ketu Transit

The planet Ketu, spends about 18 months in a particular sign, and then it moves to another sign. Let's read what this Ketu transit means, how long Ketu transit remains, and how Ketu's transit affects you and your sign.!

What does Ketu transit mean? 

The movement of Ketu from one sign to the next sign is known as Ketu transit in different Signs. Ketu's transit happens after about eighteen months so there will be 3 transits in 2 years

How long does Ketu transit last?

Ketu stays in one moon sign for about eighteen months. Then Ketu transits to another sign after this duration. It means Ketu will not have transit in consecutive two years. Ketu's transit is one of the most important transits per Vedic astrology as whatever effects it brings good or bad, keep their impact on natives for Eighteen months. 

How does Ketu transit affect you?

Ketu though an imaginary but is a powerful planet. Its effects can be wide & one can have a direct impact when it transits from one to the other sign. Ketu is generally considered a malefic planet because it gives negative results in many houses. But it brings positive results also. For Ketu, my observation is that Ketu can be devastating if not handled properly. It is the planet of contraction exactly opposite to Rahu which is the planet of expansion. 

Ketu tends to show it is giving but whatever it gives is not permanent therefore one should never feel pampered with whatever Ketu gives. Ketu can give mental tensions, health issues, increase your expenditure, inability to repay loans & like that, But nothing to worry about because Ketu’s transit in some houses/moon signs can give excellent chances of accumulating wealth, chances of foreign travel, professional upliftment, happiness in married life, and many other such benefits. However, all these effects keep changing when Ketu transits from one to the other sign.

Effect of Ketu transits on different Moon Signs

Transit of Ketu has a different impact on each Moon sign when Ketu transits to the next sign. As explained above, it tends to show it is giving but also since nothing is permanent, one should be very careful. Also since all such effects keep impacting a person for eighteen months, it is always better to meet a good astrologer for a few minutes to know what does a Ketu transit has for a native. The impact of Ketu transit on different Moon sings has been explained above in detail.

Click on planetary transits and planets in different houses to know the impact on your love and marriage life, career, business and health. 

Conjunction of Planets

When two or more planets get into the same house, they tend to form planetary conjunction. But the question that comes to one's mind is: What will happen when planets conjunct each other in a particular house? Well, they give a brief explanation about your life. Conjunction formed between planets can be either malefic or benefic, depending on the planets' nature, their relationship with each other, and the house/sign they are positioned in. The planet's strength is also considered to know whether the planet is retrograde, combust, or direct.  

Conjunction of Planets in different Houses

Regarding conjunction, five or six planets may be positioned in the same house. But it rarely happens. The horoscopes with such a type of conjunction are too difficult to decipher. So, one should take great care to determine how planets impact each other. Also, there could be a planetary combination or Yoga formed due to the conjunction. If a malefic planet is operating in the same house, Yoga may not benefit the native. On the contrary, when malefic or weak planets get conjoined in a house, a benefic planet's presence could balance the situation. However, its power would be low due to the malefic influence of another planet. Such a type of horoscope is considered average.

How is the Native’s Life Characterized by Conjunction? 

The focus area of one's life is characterized by the conjunction of many planets in a particular house. That means the house where many planets are positioned. However, there could be a disbalance in the native's personality due to a single house's strong pull. The lord of the house, where the conjunction of planets occurs, is also put under the spotlight. If it is placed well, it gives benefic influence upon the native. It also makes other planets strong. Nevertheless, if it is under the malefic influence or weekly positioned, it may give only negative results, and the situation may be retrograde.

Let us discuss the impact of various planetary combinations. 

The planets’ conjunction takes place in the 11th house (governing income and expansion), so the native would lay focus on increasing his income. 

Mercury, the lord of the 5th house (an indicator of education), would increase earnings from learning and intellect. As it is also the lord of the eighth house, it may give gains to the native all of a sudden, but simultaneously hurdles and health issues in life may crop up. 

If the Moon, the lord of the 6th house (an indicator of difficulties), is placed in Sagittarius, the native will face many struggles in his life but will work very hard and beat the competition to boost his income. 

Sun, the 7th lord, in the friendly sign, will give the native earnings from spouse and partnerships. 

Venus, which is considered the 4th and 9th lord, is the Yogakaraka for this horoscope, will give sufficient opportunities to the native to earn lots of money. If it is positioned with the Sun and the Moon, its enemies, its benefic benefits will be less effective. But Venus is very benefic for this type of horoscope.

You can also read Planetary transits and its effect and Upcoming Eclipses.

Planetary transit is basically a technical term in Vedic Astrology. It simply means transit(movement) of planets in the constellation. These transit of planets have a significant role in human life and great impact on the astrology predictions. In this page, we will explain what is planetary transit. What is the importance of these planetary transits, when do planetary transit take place? How to know about these regular planet transits and how to take benefit knowing about planetary transit today(for the day). Many good astrology websites give information about all these questions about regualr planet transit in astrology. We are also explaining all this point by point.

Importance of Planetary Transit

Planetary transit today means the movement of planets from one to the other sign on regular time cycle. These regualr planet transits give ample flexibility to manoeuvre our karmas to mend the results if not changed 100% as deciphered in the original birth chart. All the nine planets are always moving, or by using a different word, we may say that all the planets are Transiting. This movement of planets is known as regualr planetary transits and in the Hindi language as “Gochar.” Vedic Astrology has sufficient tools to guide a person on the impact of all these transits at the beginning of the Year itself.

According to Vedic Astrology, tregular planet transits chiefly known as Gochar in Indian astrology, are very important for becoming familiar with the planet's effects on a native at a particular time. A specific planet's transition means transit(movement) of that planet from one sign to another and one Nakshatra to another. When it has a connection with any Nakshatra, it shows some effects which can be benefic or malefic. If the effect is beneficial, then it brings positive changes in one's life. On the contrary, adverse effects bring in bad results.

A planet can also become retrograde and combust, which are represented in the transit calendar. All the seven planets Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn alongwith two nodes Rahu and Ketu have different positions and transit's time on twelve zodiac signs. While, on the one hand, the planetary positions of Jupiter, Ketu, Rahu, and Saturn have long-lasting effects. On the other hand, transit of planets—Mercury and Moon—bring fast changes in one's life. Transit of planets and their influences are always thoroughly studied regarding native's natal chart. The chart of regular planet transits of all the planets is explained further down on this page.

When do Planet Transits take place?

Regular planet transits is a continuous process. The original Natal Chart of a person shows the sign wise position of the transiting planets at the time of birth. So the birth chart or the horoscope of a person sets up a broad road map of that person's life as each house of a birth chart relates to a specific area or aspect of life. All astrological indications in a Natal chart are probabilities, some strong and some weak. Right from birth, planetary periods or Dashas operate one after the other. There are many Dasha systems, but as per Maharishi Prashra, the Vimshotry Dasha System is preferable.

Planetary Transits and predictions

Do planetary transits affect predictions and if yes, how do the planet transits affect predictions? Do you want to know how planetary transit affect predictions for you & what to do to benefit from planetary transits? Read when do planet transits happen and how would planet transit today affect you. These planetary transits affect predictions to a large extent. Each planet when transits in a sign changes the behaviour and thus each planetary transit affects predictions.  

All results, as indicated in a birth chart, fructify during the Mahadasha and Antardasha of the relevant planets. The Mahadasha sets up a broad background, whereas the Antardashas of various planets during that Mahadasha further pinpoint the type and timing of results. So this is how transit of planets affect prediction.

Planetary transit today

As all the planets transit regularly, there may be some or the other transit after a few days.  One can know about planetary transit today from different astrology websites. The Mahadasha lasting over a longer time sets up a broad time frame in which the Antar Dasha narrow down the results and their timing. So people who read planetary transit today regularly benefit most from these planetary transits.The transit of planets during the Dashas further narrows down the probability of expected results. The approximate time taken by each planet for transiting through a sign is given in the table below. But still, to know planetary transit today, one can find from good astrology website. 

The Transiting Planet

Approx. time it takes to transit through a sign

Sun 1 Month
Moon 2.25 Days
Mars 45 Days
Mercury 21 Days
Jupiter 12.5 Months
Venus 26 Days
Saturn 2.5 Years
Rahu and Ketu 19 Months

How do we read, know about PlanetaryTransit

  • Planetary transits are generally seen as per the Moon sign. For more in-depth analysis, these can also be seen as per the ascendant (Lagna)

  • Transits of slow-moving planets viz. Saturn transits, Jupiter transits Rahu Transits, and Ketu transits carry more importance

  • The transiting Rahu/Ketu axis can indicate the areas of concern during their transit. For example, this axis falling over 1st and 7th houses will require attention to general health, dealings, marriage and spouse, partnership business, etc.

  • Transit of Jupiter is considered for the fructification of auspicious or favourable results. Jupiter transit happening over a house or even over its lord placed elsewhere tends to give favourable results of that house.

  • Transit of Saturn over a house or its Lord may not always be malefic, but it may tend to cause concern or delays in fructification of the relevant results

  • Transit of Saturn and Rahu combined over a house, or its lord is believed to activate some Karmic work out of accumulated Karma. These results can be good or bad depending upon the condition of these two planets in the actual birth chart of the native.

Which is most important planetary transit  

Which is the most important transit amongst all transits of planets? It is the transit of Saturn. Transit of Saturn over certain houses with respect to the natal Moon is most important among all planetary transits. This is because Saturn is generally a malefic planet and stays the longest in a sign. Saturn transit has a cycle of 2.5 years. Therefore it is the most significant among all planetary transits. This special transit falls under two categories as follows;

Shani ki Dhaiya

The two and a half year period of Saturn's transit over the 4th and 8th house as counted from the Moon sign is called Shani ki Dhaiya. It is wrong to assume that this transit of Saturn is always bad. The results can be good as well as bad because a lot depends upon the astrological conditions of an actual birth chart.

But as a general outcome, we can say that both these Dhiya’s should be considered important because of Saturn's aspects on important houses. During the 4th house Dhaiya the Saturn aspects the 6th house of disease, enemies and difficulties, 10th house of career, and the ascendant. During the 8th house, Dhaiya is also called the ‘Ashtam Shani’, the Saturn aspects the 10th house of career, the 2nd house of wealth and family, and the 5th house of education and children.

Shani ki Sade Sati

Transit of Saturn over the 12th, 1st and 2nd houses as counted from the Moon sign and lasting in total for 3X2.5 years=7.5 years is popularly known as Shani ki sade Sati. The transit over these three houses is also called the three legs or parts of Sade Sati. Again it needs to clarify that the whole period of seven and a half years cannot be troublesome. The following table indicates which leg or part of the Sade Sati can be most unfavourable for each Moon sign. 

Moon Sign (Rashi) Most Unfavourable Leg (part) of Sade Sati
Aries 2nd
Taurus 1st
Gemini 3rd
Cancer 2nd
Leo 1st and 2nd
Virgo 1st
Libra 3rd
Scorpio 2nd
Sagittarius 1st
Capricorn 1st
Aquarius 3rd
Pisces 3rd

All Transits in astrology

As explained above, different planets have different dates of transit and have a different impact on different Zodiac Signs. You can read all transit of planets on links provided above.   These transit help a person to read the impact on an annual basis & how to take the benefits of planetary transits. 

You may read more about Planets in astrology, Astrology houses, and 27 Nakshatras and its characteristics.