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Predictions for December 2016

Date posted: November 30, 2016


About President Elect Donald Trump and his challenges......

Presently President elect Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) are Saturn and Venus. 

During December, Saturn  remains in sidereal Scorpio (the sixth house of his progressive chart) and Venus in sidereal Capricorn (the eighth house of his progressive chart).  Both of these planets are favorable for him from political activities standpoint. 

However, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Saturn (his operating planet) will be opposing his tenth house resident natal Uranus from December 2 through December 19 within a degree orb. This would mean there's a strong possibility of dramatic changes and outcomes with respect to his political agenda.  A possibility of him facing insurmountable political challenges is also very likely during this period.  

In addition, the transiting Saturn will be opposing his tenth house resident natal Rahu (North lunar node) from December 26 through January 12. It wouldn't be surprising if he manages to put himself in a very troublesome and self-destructive type situation during this period.  Also, the transiting Saturn will be going over his fourth house resident Moon and Ketu (South lunar node) during the the same period, and the manifestation of this particular transit may be reflected in a very painful family crisis that he must deal with.  

Furthermore, the transiting Saturn will be opposing his tenth house resident Sun (the ruler of the first house) from January 15 through February 2.  This transit may become responsible for a rocky start of his presidency.

Thus, while the operating planets are favorable from the Dasa cycle standpoint, the influence of transiting Saturn as explained above, may become responsible for an extremely difficult month for him to deal with political challenges.

About Planetary aspects of Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus..........

One of the major planetary evens during December is the Uranus-Jupiter (December 18 - January 1) opposition, Uranus-Saturn (December 16 - January 1) trine and the Saturn-Jupiter (December 1 - January 22) sextile.  While the trine and sextile aspects are inherently positive, the Uranus-Jupiter opposition aspect, in a short term, maybe very chaotic but in a long term, collectively, very beneficial.  

Uranus-Jupiter opposition......

While Jupiter deals with outward and material things, Uranus's influence on us is very sudden and with intensity. Jupiter-Uranus opposition occurs once (actually 2-3 times with in that year period due to their retrograde motions) in about 16 years. If you have such opposition in your birth chart, and if you have any one of these two planets influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are certainly going to experience an extreme transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral values that you have been attached to. This period is challenging and of transformation.  If you overcome the challenge, it's time for marching ahead with a quantum step in the process of self discovery (or self evolution). 

On the world scene, world religions are likely to be challenged with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. Those religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.  Because the characteristics of Uranus are closely reflected with the characteristics of the United States this is one of the most important period for the United States, and as a result, I would expect a tremendous interest in debating (or reconsidering the values) of the social norms of morality and thereby a possible transformation of our social norms as we collectively further evolve as a human race.

Uranus-Saturn trine......

This is very good period for those who have Uranus-Saturn trine in their natal charts, and one of these two planets are operating though the current cycle.  Depending on the houses involved expect some real positive development in your life.

On a collective level, this is a good period for religious activities all around the world.  A trine in Vedic astrology is always considered very auspicious due to the aligning of positive energy of the planets involved in the trine.  As far as the United States is concerned, Uranus represents liberal values and Saturn conservative principles.  Therefore, this period provides a marvelous opportunity for these two energies to come together in a positive way. 

Saturn-Jupiter sextile......

Jupiter-Saturn sextile is favorable for those who have such sextile in their natal charts.  A proper balance between the optimism and conservatism will protect you from becoming over optimistic (or aggressive) as well as over protective.  If you have such sextile in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are likely to enjoy this period with full vigor and success as it would seem to come to you naturally. So enjoy! 

On a collective level, religions around the world will enjoy their activities with positive experiences.  People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 


About Uranus's entry in sidereal Aries ........

One of the important planetary events of 2016 is the transit of the modern planet Uranus from sidereal Pisces to Aries. Uranus entered sidereal Aries on June 24, and it stayed there till September 4 before it returned to Pisces due to its retrograde motion.  It will station in Pisces until April 6, 2017 and then will return to Aries, and will stay in Aries for the next seven years or so. 

Although it was in Aries for a short while (June 24 - Sept 4) before it returns to Aries again next year, Uranus being the planet of change will certainly affect the matters related to Aries in a big way. Aries being the fire and cardinal sign, which is very suitable for independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and crazy Uranus, the changes in world political landscape is going to be tremendously influenced by Uranus's transit in Aries. The people who are most affected by this transit are military personnel, business and political leaders.  In scientific and technological areas expect a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth rate will rise at a very rapid pace.  A new wave of world political and corporation leaders with their new perspectives on world order will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new level to which we must adjust to. 

On individual level for those who have Aries ninefold ascendant should get ready for a brand new cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if Uranus is a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be sudden and would deal with pretty much all aspects of life including marriage, profession, surroundings, common perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.

About Brexit.....

Personally, I don’t put a lot of stalk in the chart of a country since before the inception time of the chart the land existed.  Instead, I look at the characteristics of the zodiac signs and planets associated with that land and the planetary transits. 

In my opinion, UK is very closely tied with the sign Aries, a cardinal and fiery sign ruled my mighty Mars, and where Sun gets exalted.  This is clearly reflected in the way Briton dominated the world in last few centuries.  

Uranus in Aries could be a spark of brilliance. Uranus being very independent and Aries (ruled by Mars) being extremely independent sign…this combination may produce very positive for UK.  (read above about the Uranus's transit in Aries). But Uranus being whimsical and as it constantly demands change (therefore unsteady) it had been interesting to watch events unfolding during June 24 - September 4 in UK.  Because, after September 4, Uranus returned to sidereal Pisces and will stay in Pisces till April 6, 2017 a possibility of reversal of Brexit (which may very well be short lived) exists! Let us see how Briton evolves during next few months.  It will be a glimpse or indication of what to come in the following 6-7 years for UK.


Global Predictions......

The important challenging planetary configurations for December include Uranus-Jupiter (Dec 18 - Jan 1) and Rahu-Mars ( Dec 26 - 27) oppositions, Uranus-Rahu (Dec 1-17) and Neptune-Rahu (Dec 25 - Jan 2) ninefold quincunxes, Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Dec 20-27) ninefold squares, Neptune-Mars (Dec 30-31) conjunction, and Neptune-Saturn (Dec 12-18)  ninefold conjunction.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Jupiter (Dec 18 - Jan 1) opposition is probably reflected in challenges that the world religion leaders must face. Those who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others will fade away with time. The new age philosophers are likely to emerge as lead contemporary philosophers.

The Rahu-Mars (Dec 26-27) opposition is likely to be responsible for both natural and man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise of an international level political leader.

The Uranus-Rahu (Dec 1-17) and Neptune-Rahu (Dec 25 - Jan 2) ninefold quincunxes may cause in having to go through a very difficult period for the USA (in particular, the Republican party).  USA and China may go through a period of intense friction. In addition, during these periods, a social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and/or China can not be ruled out.  Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of Neptune's secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and other international conflicts.

The Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (Dec 20-27) ninefold squares may become responsible for a new wave of renewed violence in Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world.

The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (Dec 12-18)  ninefold conjunction maybe reflected in a rise in covert activities around the world. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open

The Neptune-Mars (Dec 30-31) conjunction may become responsible for rise in covert activities in Russia and China. Also, the same countries are likely to experience some very drastic changes in the political arena which will influence the psyche of these nation at a deeper level.


The important auspicious planetary configuration for December include, Uranus-Saturn (Dec 16 - Jan 1) trine and Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 1 - Jan 22) sextile.  In addition, other configurations include, Pluto-Neptune (Nov 17 - Dec 17) and Pluto-Saturn (Dec 15-22) ninefold trines.

The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn (Dec 16 - Jan 1) trine may be reflected in a wonderful period for religious activities all around the world.  Also, this is a great time for the USA to make some extraordinary progress in both the international and domestic politics.

The Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 1 - Jan 22) sextile is very positive for religions as they are likely to enjoy their activities with rewarding experiences. People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

The Pluto-Neptune (Nov 17 - Dec 17) and Pluto-Saturn (Dec 15-22) ninefold trines may become responsible for either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major terrorist cells through covert operation. On technological front, expect some positive breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.  The third week of December (Dec 15-22) is a good period for European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The United States, Russia, China, Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions).  (More)  


Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on December 2-4, 7, 13, 19-22, 26, 28. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2016 is provided at Earthquake Predictions 2016


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Retrograde Mercury (December 19 - January 8) 

On December 19, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in sidereal Sagittarius. It will stay retrograde in Sagittarius until January 8. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius means more frustrating periods for explorers, pioneers, leaders in religious and academic area, researchers, and astronomers. This is the time not to start a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.  Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you have been postponing due to lack of time.

In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury is currently your operating planet, then you are more likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this period with respect to matters signified by the house it's transiting through in your progressive chart.  (More)


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