Weight Loss Transits



Trying to lose some weight? There are certain astrological transits which indicate a period in which the person loses weight. Let’s take a look at a few.


Saturn transits your Ascendant or Ruler of your first house


Saturn is usually associated with weight-loss, while Jupiter is associated with weight gain. Saturn restricts, while Jupiter expands. You get the picture.


Saturn hates excess and waste, so it tends to “trim off” whatever is unnecessary. For instance, when it transits your Venus, you may “trim off” relationships that aren’t working for you. Similarly, When Saturn transits your Ascendant, you may “trim off” excesses in regards to your physical appearance, which includes losing weight. The ruler of your 1st house can be seen as your “second Ascendant”, so transits to that planet will manifest in a similar way.


Saturn transits the 6th house or ruler of your 6th house


The 6th house rules heath, diet, and exercise, and Saturn symbolizes discipline. Thus, when Saturn transits your 6th house, you may become more serious and disciplined about your health. The same goes for Saturn transiting the ruler of your 6th house. Beginning a new diet or exercise regimen is favored at this time, as your efforts are likely to be met with success. This is especially true if the ruler of your 1st house is in the 6th house, and Saturn transits that point.


Uranus transits your Ascendant or the Ruler of your 1st house


Many people find that when Uranus transits their Ascendant or first house ruler, they experience weight loss. Why is this? When Uranus transits a point, it jolts us awake. It says, “Hello! You need to change. Now.” For instance, when Uranus transits our Venus, we desire changes in our relationships. When it transits your Ascendant or ruler of your 1st house, you will desire to change your appearance. The 1st house relates directly to our physical appearance and body, so weight-loss may occur.


Uranus transits our 6th house or ruler of our 6th house


When transiting our 6th house or ruler of our 6th house, Uranus opens our minds to different forms of exercise and diets. Out of the blue, we may decide to join a gym or begin a new diet, even if we haven’t ever though to do that before.


Pluto transits the Ascendant or ruler of the 1st house


Pluto is the planet of “transformation”, so when it touches your Ascendant or ruler of your 1st house, your physical appearance may undergo a radical transformation. Personally, I lost a ton of weight when Pluto was on my Ascendant. All the puppy fat I had been carrying for years disappeared. It is important that you do not get obsessed with transforming yourself at this time, as it can lead to dangerous health consequences.


Pluto transiting the 6th house or ruler of the 6th house


When Pluto transits your 6th house or its ruler, your diet, eating habits, and exercise routines may be transformed. However, you must be careful to not go overboard during this time. Pluto rules obsession, so the tendency to take things too far may be met with dangerous consequences to your health.


Progressions to Capricorn


This is based on personal experience. My Ascendant is in Sagittarius, and ever since I was a child, I had a weight problem. I simply ate too much, which made me balloon out to an unhealthy weight by the time I was 16 years old. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, which symbolizes excess and expansion, so it makes sense that many Sagittarius risings struggle with weight issues. However, when my Progressed Ascendant entered Capricorn, my weight disappeared. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of restriction. Indeed, Capricorn Ascendants are usually quite slim.