Transit is a fundamental concept in Vedic Astrology. It refers to the movement of planets through the zodiac signs and how they impact your birth chart.
Understanding how Transit works is essential to interpreting a horocope and identifying unique strengths and challenges for ht enatibe ahead.
Each planet has its own unique qualities, and as they move through the different signs of the zodiac, they interact with the planets and points in the birth chart in different ways.
This interaction triggers the opportunities for growth and positive change, as well as challenges and obstacles that are promised the horoscope (written in destiney).
This also means that by analyzing the movement of the planets and their impact on birth chart, one can gain a deeper understanding of their life's purpose and how to navigate the ups and downs.
Why Transits Are Important & Impact On Our Life
Transit is an essential tool in Vedic Astrology that can provide valuable insights into future of the native. Each planet controls an area of our life and during the transit through different zodiacs and nakshatra different kinds of effects are created.
Transit of planet acts as a catalyst, modifier, influencer or you can call it an agent, to activate what is promised in the natal horoscope. their role is as important as planetary dasha.
By analyzing the movement of the planets and their impact on the birth chart, we can gain a deeper understanding of life's purposes and how to navigate the ups and downs in life.
Transit have ability to trigger events such as marriage etc, the best example for this is double transit where the combine influence of Saturn and Jupiter creates important events in our life.
In the same way, Sade Sati is also a transit that lasts for 7 years and is known to cause hardships in life.
Transit periods can be favourable for personal growth, career advancement, financial gains or starting new relationships. During these periods, you may experience a surge in creativity, productivity, and motivation.
This can be an excellent time to set new goals and take steps towards achieving them. Example of such transit is as follows:
- Transit of Venus over the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th house gives such experience.
- Transit of Mercury over the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th.
- Transit of Mercury over the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th.
- Transit of exalted Sun over the 1st,10th and the 11th house.
- Transit of exalted Moon over the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th house.
Similarly, if you're looking to advance your career, a favourable transit will be Jupiter or Saturn in the 10th house. Also, the transit of the lord of the 1st, 2nd,4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th and the 11th house gives such positive impact. Similarly, if you're looking to start a new relationship, the transit of Venus in 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th is very benefical.
In vedic astrology there are transits which are dreaded by all. They can bring challenges, such as unexpected obstacles, relationship issues, health concerns or financial losses. During these periods, you can experience a sense of stagnation, frustration, bad health, loss of career, loss of wealth and confusion.
Example of such transits are as follows:
- Transit of Saturn in Aries over 1st, 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th and the 12th house.
- Transit of Rahu in Scorpio sign over the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and the 12th house.
- Transit of Mars in Cancer over the 6th, 8th and the 12th house.
- Transit of Saturn over the natal moon or 12th from it.
There are many more transits which can bring challenging time, but it's important to remember that these periods are temporary and will eventually pass.
Highlights Strengths and Weaknesses 💪
By analyzing your chart, we can identify your strengths and weaknesses and identify when cosmic events may impact your life positively or negatively.
Can Provide Peace of Mind
Having a better understanding of the cosmic forces that govern our lives can help reduce stress and anxiety and empower us to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Shows the Future
Transit charts help us understand the cosmic influences shaping your future, career, relationships, and other aspects of your life.
Transit charts can help you make informed decisions about career, finances, relationships, and other life choices.
In order to check the live transit use the calculator given below. After feeding you birth details you will get a chart which is called transit chart. More details on transit chart is given below.
More details on transit chart and its usages is given below.
Transit charts are an essential tool in Vedic Astrology that can provide valuable insights into your cosmic path and help you achieve your goals.
By analyzing the movement of the planets and their impact on your birth chart, you can gain a deeper understanding of your life's purpose and how to navigate the ups and downs of your journey. With this knowledge, you can make informed choices about your future and take steps to achieve your goals.
For example on 23-06-2022 the planetary positions of planets are as follows:
As you can see above in the image, there is the mention of degrees of the planets they are in.
These degrees indicates where exactly the planet is situated in its transit.
These Zodiacs are made of Nakshatras, each nakshatra have span of 13 degrees 20 minutes and each nakshatra have total 4 pada or quarter in them which are of 03 degrees 20 minutes.
Each planet creates a different kinds of results when they transit through these Zodiac signs.
If you need more specific effects of transit then you can monitor the transit of the planet through the nakshatra pada.
All this means within a sign, the transiting planet creates a different kind of results.
During the whole duration of the transit will never be the same, the effects will keep changing.
For example Saturn takes 2.5 years to transit through a sign and the effects are never the same throughout the 2.5 years because while in its transit Saturn will change Nakshatra and its pada which will bring their own effects.
The same way all planets transit through zodiac signs at their designated speed.
Now you understood the basics concept of transit in astrology, let's see the duration they transit in a zodiac sign.
Transit Duration Of Planets
All 9 planets in Vedic astrology have different speeds of transit from each other. Interior planets which are the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars transit faster through a zodiac sign.
Whereas the exterior planets which are Jupiter and Saturn along with invisible Rahu-Ketu move slowly through a zodiac sign.
The transit period of planets is depends on many factors and the duration of the transit can go up also, especially when planets goes in retrograde state.
Check the table below to see the transit duration of each planet through one Zodiac sign.
Duration In A Zodiac Sign
For completing one cycle where a planet transit through each of the 12 zodiac, the duration is naturally bigger and are mentioned below:
Duration Through All Zodiac Sign
How to Analyze Transit Charts
The process of analyzing transit charts can be complex and need awarnes of standard vedic astrology rules, but there are a few key steps thorugh which it can be simplified.
Step 1: Focus On The Planets In Transit
The first step in analyzing transit charts is to keep a focus on the planet you are trying to read. Then it is very must to see the functional nature of planet because that decides the theme of the transit.
Each planet brings its own set of complications and modifications which are directly related to its natural signification and signs owned by the transit planet.
For exmple Saturn is slow moving and causes grief and delays.
Then, identify, in which zodiac signs it is transiting and where that zodic falls in your birth chart.
It is also important to see if in transit the planet is making association with other planets or not, if yes, than what are the possible modifications in the results of the transit.
By analyzing the position of the transit planet in relation to the birth chart, you can gain valuable insights into how they are going to impact the you. More details are given in the 2nd step.
Step 2: Analyzing the Impact of the Planets on Your Birth Chart
Once you have identified the natural significtions of the transit planet, you can begin to analyze its impact on your birth chart. The transit planet wil be in a particular house where a planet may already exists.
Now depending on the natual and the functional nature of the transit planet. You will experience events related to these significations.
The best example of how planetary transit works in on a horoscope is double transit theory, where transit of Saturn and Jupiter creates significant event in the life of native.
We all are aware that planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Rahu-Ketu transits are very long in duration and along with dasha they give us various events in our life.
Some planetary alignments are considered to be extremely auspicious, while others are believed to be more challenging.
The transit of interiors planets which are Venus, Mercury, Moon, Sun and Mras are considered a mild in impact. Where as the transit of exterior of planet which are Saturn, Jupiter and Rahu-Ketu is considered as most impactful.
These two steps can give a fair idea on how to read a transit or a transit chart. For detailed explanations and steps use the link given below.
Now since, I have covered most of the concepts of transit it is the time to discuss the transit of planets.
There are 9 planets and each one their transit have its unique role and in different houses they trigger different kinds of results.
Sun Transit In Astrology
Planet Sun is considered as the king in the planetary cabinet and it has Royal status and is known as the king among planets. It rules over the zodiac sign of Leo and its transit is very important because all planets revolve around it. Planet Sun never goes in retrograde state, rather it is the distance of other planets with sun which causes them to go into a retrograde state. Planet Sun transit gives results as per its natural significations, the house it is transiting from and results of the house its rules in the Horoscope.
Moon Transit In Astrology
Planet Moon is considered as the queen in the planetary cabinet and it stays in a zodiac sign for 2 days approx. It is a benefic planet and it never goes into a retrograde state. It rules over the zodiac sign of Cancer . Planet Moon rules over mother, milk, domestic peace, mind, dreams, water, silver etc. During its transit planet Moon affects us daily lives and gives results as per its natural significations, the house it is in and the results of its lordship.
Mars Transit In Astrology
Planet Mars is a cruel and malefic planet and is considered as the commander of the planetary cabinet. Planet Mars rules over Aries and Scorpio zodiac. It rules over courage, blood, voilence, land, younger siblings, passion, arms, weapons etc. It transits in a house for approximately 45 days. Its retrograde motion is of long duration and can go up to 180 days. During its transit, planet Mars gives results of its natural significations, the house it is transiting from and the results as per its functional nature.
Jupiter Transit In Astrology
Jupiter is the most benefic planet and rules over wealth, religion, homa, festivals, husband, teacher etc. Jupiter rules over Sagittarius and Pisces zodiac signs. It transit through a zodiac sign for 12 months and goes in retrograde state for 120 days. Planet Jupiter transit have ability to triggers events like marriage, child birth and can act as a savior when planet Jupiter is benefic in the natal Horoscope. During its transit, planet Jupiter gives results of its natural significations, the house it is transiting from and the effects of its rulership in the natal horoscope. For more information use the link given below.
Mercury Transit In Astrology
Planet Mercury has the most complex transit and it goes into a retrograde state quite often. It transits in a house for 25 days approx. It is a benefic planet which governs the learning, nervous system, speech, books, maternal uncles etc. During its transit Mercury stays around planet Sun and Venus and frequently suffers from combustion. For more information on the transit of Mercury, use the link given below.
Venus Transit In Astrology
Planet Venus is benefic planet and it rules over the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra. It transits in a zodiac sign for 27 days and during its transit, it can trigger events like marriage,gains and expensive buying. In its transit it gives results as per the sign it is transiting from, the house it is in and the house its owns in the natal horoscope. For more information on Venus transit, us the link given below.
Saturn Transit In Astrology
Planet Saturn is the slowest moving planet whose transit duration is of 2.5 years in a zodiac sign. It rules over sorrow, bad health, poverty, labor, karma, gains etc. It is the most important planet in terms of teaching us lessons and it goes into a retrograde state for 140 days. Saturn transit causes sade sati when it transit from the 12th house of natal Moon and it ends when Saturn finishes its transit over the 2nd house from the natal Moon in a horoscope. For more information on Saturn transit use the link given below. It has all the important lessons on the transit of Saturn and how it affects us.
Rahu Transit In Astrology
Planet Rahu is a shadow planet and is considered as a natural malefic in vedic astrology. Planet Rahu rules over poison, illusion, glamour, deception, robbers etc. It transit over a zodiac sign for 18 months and during its transit gives results as per the house it is transiting from, the zodiac it is in and the aspects of other planets in transit.
Ketu Transit In Astrology
Planet Ketu is considered a natural malefic planet and its transit in a zodiac sign for 18 months. Planet Ketu rules over pain, saints, sages, knowledge, moksha etc. It is a shadow planet and in its transit gives results of the sign it is, the house and the aspects of other planets in transit. Given below is the link which will give more details on the transit of planet Ketu.
Planets transits and Retrograde in Zodiac Signs 2023
Each year the trasit of planets happens over 12 zodiac which spans from 00-30 degrees in the anticlockwise direction and a complete cycle is said to be finished when a planet transit through each of the 12th Zodiac signs from Aries to Pisces.This year also all planets will be reacing towards different zodiac signs. For example Saturn wil transit to Aquarius zodiac in January 2023, Jupiter will transit ino Arie zodiac on 22nd April 2023 whereas Rahu and Ketu will transit into Pisces and Virgo zodiac in october. To know more in detail on date, time an predictions on all planatry transit of 2023 use the link given below.