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Planetary Transit

Sun Transit

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

What does Sun transit mean? 

This movement of Sun from one sign to the next sign is known as Sun transit in different Signs. This transit of Sun practically happens twelve times in 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 after 30 days. 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 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th house from the natal moon gives good results to the native. But Sun in the rest of the houses can give adverse results to the native. Sun being the planet of Authority, power, father, and honour have a different impact on Career and married life where native has to interact with close ones. A positive transit of Sun can give extraordinary results in attaining an edge over others in all relationships and working place. The same way an unfavourable transit of Sun can make natives weak & succumbing to others' pressures. 

Effect of Sun transit on different Moon Signs

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

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 Mar's 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. 

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.

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. 

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.  

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. 

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. 

Planetary transits is basically a technical term in Vedic Astrology. Therefore it is essential for a layperson first to understand planetary transits and why a person should know about it. Horoscope has some specific planetary positions, be it negative or positive, but these are FIXED. So should we just become a spectator & keep experiencing what these planets and planetary combinations have to offer, or is there a way to influence these results? Another question here is that if everything is fixed, then how does the astrologer or astrology help us? This is where one needs to understand the importance of planetary transits.

Importance of Planetary Transits

Planetary transits mean the movement of planets from one to the other sign on regular time cycle. These different planetary 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 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, the planetary 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.

Those associated with astrology keep a transit calendar with them that sheds light on the planet's transit in a particular year as each planet transits at its own pace, which varies from others. So, its transit times also differ from others. 

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, transits 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 forthcoming transit of all the planets is explained further down on this page.

When does Planetary Transit happen?

Planetary transit 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.

Effect of Planetary Transits on predictions

Vedic Astrology can be labelled as ‘Science and Art.’ Creating an accurate horoscope based on the birth date of a native is the science part. Whereas analyzing and predicting any results is an art. It is wisely called an art since many factors are to be collaborated in reaching the final conclusion.

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.

Cycle of Planetary Transits

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. 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. 

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 Planetary Transits?

  • 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 Transits are most important?

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. These transits help a person to read the impact on an annual basis & take the benefits of these transits. We will now explain about these different transits as below.

Transit of Sun

What is the transit of the Sun, and how do these transits will impact different Zodiac Signs? Read in detail the impact of Sun transit on all Zodiac Signs.