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Planetary Tips

April 1st to April 30th 2017

by Vachaspati Christina Collins

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart one

April begins with the Sun in Pisces (Revati) and the Moon exalted in Taurus (Rohini) and angular (kendra) in the 7th house for Washington D.C.

Venus Rx in Pisces (Uttara Bhadrapada) will much of the month be in nearly the same degree as Saturn in kendras from each other (which can make love feel stuck, and money to stall) – and for those interested in Neo Vedic and the outer planets, Uranus is sandi at 29’37 moving towards residence in Aries.

Mars and Mercury in Aries, Mercury in Ashwini, the star of Ketu – and while there very good for intuition and astrologers as Mercury the planet of intellect resides in the star of Ketu, which connects the intellect to the “other side,” the “unknown,” or intuition. Conjoined with Mars in the Venus star of Bharani this combination in Mar’s sign of Aries puts the mind into looking for quickly finding love and can also lead to pitta or hot mental conditions. This lasts for the first couple of weeks of April until Mercury retrogrades on April 9th and Mars moves into Taurus on the 12th.

Saturn continues in Sagittarius aspecting Jupiter in Virgo.

Rahu and Ketu continue their transit I Leo and Aquarius, both respectively at 8’36. As the nodes are always in retrograde motion, they are ever nearing their exact degree transit over President Trump’s natal lagna degree of 6’51 (on April 27th) this may not be a positive transit giving clarity of mind.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Two

April 6 Saturn begins retrograde motion in Sagittarius as it heads back towards Scorpio to complete his last sojourn there for another 30 years.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Three

April 9 Mercury goes Retrograde in Aries

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Four

April 11 Full Moon in Virgo

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Five

April 11 Mars becomes sandi at 29’00 in his own sign of Aries

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Six

April 12 The Sun becomes sandi in the difficult 29th degree of the Water sign Pisces, as it leaves a water sign for fire (balarishta) to enter exaltation in Aries

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Seven

April 12 Mars moves to Taurus, now aspecting both Rahu by 4th aspect and Saturn in close degree by 8th aspect. The Sun will still be sandi and in 6/8 aspect with the Moon. On Wednesday, the day of Mercury, who is in an enemy’s sign, in Papa Ketari (Sinner scissors or hemmed between malefics) yoga, and Venus, the ruler of the Moon is in 6/8 axis with the Moon. When it begins Jupiter is in the lagna will give a bit of an assist – but I would not plan anything important on this day, or sign anything legal.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Eight

April 13 Sun moves into exaltation. Sun, Mars and Moon will all be sandi (just changing signs) with Moon moving to debilitation in Scorpio, and as it does, Mars will be aspecting from Taurus, and Moon moving towards 8th from Sun.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Nine

April 14 Jupiter leaves Chitra for Hasta at 4:18:06 EST

April 15 Venus goes direct in motion in Pisces.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Ten

April 26 New Moon in Aries (you can visit to determine the time of the full moon where you live.)

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Eleven

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Tweleve

April 27 Rahu and Ketu aspect President Trump's ascendant degree exact.

April 28 Mercury becomes sandi as it retrogrades back towards debilitation in Pisces.

Planetary Tips April 2017 Chart Thirteen

May 3 Mercury will turn direct at 00°10 Aries, and does not reach debilitation a 2nd time, and won’t for another year.

Christina Collins Biography

Christina CollinsChristina Collins, Jyotish Visharada, CVA, Jyotish Kovid, ICAS and CVA, Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS, Jyotish Medha Pragya, ICAS and Jyotish Mahasagara from Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation 2013, is a third generation Astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India, from CVA (Council for Vedic Astrology, USA), from the ICAS in Bangalore, from the Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation in 2013 and the Jyotish Navaratna from ACVA (American College for Vedic Astrology) in 2014.

From1997 to 2012, she was the first and sole American woman to be honored by the highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish - the light bearer and Vachaspati - the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true. (In
Sanskrit, Vac = speech and Brihaspati is a name of Jupiter the planet of wisdom and truth. Her most recent honor from India, the Jyotish Medha Pragya title, means that consciousness has merged with Jyotish.

As a founding member, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA online), and was former Editor of the ACVA News. President of Celestial Resource (The Timing Coach) she serves corporate and private clients from students to celebrities. For the Jyotish Star you can reach her in Boulder CO at, and for consultations:

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