How To Interpret Outer Planet Transits That Are Changing Houses

planet transits 300Hi, Elsa,

How do you interpret an outer planet transiting the end of a house and starting to conjunct an angle? If it’s still in one house but within degrees of an angle that relates to the house after… does that make sense as to how/why that’s confusing?

Uranus is at the end of my 6th still working on my Taurus Sun, but it is within 5 degrees of my Taurus descendent so do I start to consider the conjunction as a transit/influence even though it’s still in my 6th?

Curious Bull
United States

Hi, Curious.

It’s common that astrologers read a transit in the house where it’s headed if it’s near the cusp. The idea is that it’s headed there. That’s the direction of the momentum. I can accept this concept as a starting point but it leads to some questions and considerations.

First, what is “near the cusp”? How many degrees?  How many days, weeks, months or years will it take for the planet to actually enter the next house?

The answers to these questions will be determine by the speed of the planet transiting and if they’re might be a retrograde period that delays things.

If the outer planet will not enter the next house for year,  I would not be leaping ahead.  I say this because you’d be reading a transit that is not actually occurring. You can compare this to walking about with an umbrella, because rain is expected in July!

In the case you lay out, Uranus is messing with your sun in the 6th house. You didn’t give me the degrees but based on current movements, it looks like Uranus will enter your 7th house in a few months and then retrograde back to mess with your sun near the end of the year.

If this is correct, I would say that you are having a Uranus sun transit, a preview of a Uranus transit in your 7th house, and then falling back to wrap up the Uranus transit to your sun.

Any other opinions?

7 thoughts on “How To Interpret Outer Planet Transits That Are Changing Houses”

  1. Awesome thanks Elsa! And you were right on… My Sun is at 5 degrees so Uranus crosses officially my 11 deg DESC in a few months and it definitely feels like a preview, hence me asking ? thanks again!!

  2. There’s also the theory that as the planet progresses through the degrees it develops in the qualities of that sign and becomes more powerful. So in that case the planet is even more powerful at the end of it’s sojourn than when it began.

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    Sag with Cap rising

    Hi Elsa,
    I’ve been wondering about this, too.
    ASC is 28 Cap 25; the closest Pluto comes in 2021 is 26 Cap 48. It hits 27 Cap in February 2022 and is exactly conjunct my ASC in March 2022. Do I read it as 12H for 2021 and ASC/1H as of Feb 2022?
    Thanks in advance! ??

      1. @Elsa,

        Also by “preview” — is getting glimpses of actual manifestations of the transit applicable? ie, in the case of Uranus DESC… electric new encounters that would make me contemplate experimenting or opening my mind in new ways re relating?

  4. This analysis is perfect regarding my own chart…My Leo Rising is 6.50 degrees and Saturn just touched my Aquarius 7th house which also rules my 8th house as well. I have an elderly husband who has some health issues. I’m thinking that this transit will bring loss or further responsibilities. My husband has the flip chart with 8 degrees Aquarius rising. Any thoughts on this transit?

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