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Influence of planets on Individuals for October 2003
Date Posted: September 30, 2003
 

    Although itís very difficult to predict the influence of planets on a given individual without referring to his or her birth chart the following is intended only as a general guideline.  For confirmation, however, you must refer to your birth chart. Based on the assessment of planetary strengths or weaknesses in your birth chart, placement of planets in your current progressive regular and ninefold charts, and the current operating planetary cycles the following may or may not be applicable.  

    Rahuís entry in sidereal Aries (and Ketuís in sidereal Libra)

    The lunar nodes Rahu and Ketu transit through a zodiac sign for about one and half years.  Therefore, the upcoming Rahuís entry in sidereal zodiac sign Aries and simultaneously Ketuís entry in sidereal zodiac sign Libra on September 11 becomes an important astrological event.  Generally lunar nodes dictate major events in our lives. 

    Depending upon their strength as evident in the birth chart their influence on individuals can be significant.  Most of the famous people in all walks of life have unique placing of these lunar nodes in their birth charts or horoscopes. 

    For those who have Gemini, Virgo, Capricorn or Aquarius as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth charts or in their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience a very rewarding period for the next year and half.  Depending on the proximity of Rahuís position from its house cusp results will manifest accordingly.

    For those who have Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Libra, or Scorpio, as either rising sign (ascendant) in their birth charts or in their ninefold birth charts are likely to experience difficult challenges.  Of course the severity of such experiences will be proportional to the weakness of these nodes in the natal chart.  

    Mars-Rahu ninefold conjunction (Mars-Ketu opposition) (Oct 12-15)

    During Oct 12-15 period Mars and Rahu make ninefold conjunction (Mars and Ketu ninefold opposition). Typically these configurations are very unfavorable and unfortunate in general.  For those who have these conjunctions or oppositions in their birth charts and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the current progressive cycle need to be careful. The best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any sort of risk.  

    On the world scene, both natural and man-made calamities are likely causing destruction and loss of lives during these four days.

    Neptune-Jupiter Quincunx (Oct 12-21)

    If you have Neptune-Jupiter quincunx in your birth chart, and if any one of these two planets is influencing you now through your current progressive chart, then during this period you are likely to be confused with issues that deal with religion and morality. This is the time to pause and ponder. Your faith will be tested and character will be challenged.  This quincunx has a tendency to create a profound confusion with matters that deal with faith and religion.

    On a collective level, religions and religious leaders are either likely to face real challenges of reforms or they could take undue advantage of people's vulnerability about their religious beliefs.

    Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold square(s) (Sept 27-Oct 3)

    Saturn-Rahu (and Ketu) ninefold squares are going to be devastating for those who have such squares in their natal charts.  Anything that you attempt will be failed or result in agonizing and frustrating experience. This is not the time to take any risk.  If you have such squares in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through the current progressive cycle then you need be extra careful. The best thing to do is not to make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk.   

    On a collective level, barbaric activities all around the world are likely to increase. Terrorists are likely to be successful in creating confusion and chaos. Social turmoils in Europe and Russia are likely. Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.

    Pluto-Ketu ninefold trine (and Pluto-Rahu sextile) (Oct 19-27)

    If through your current progressive chart influence of either Pluto or lunar node is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with respect to lunar nodes in your natal chart expect a very favorable time during October. Such positive events will be related to the affairs signified by the houses these planets occupy or aspects. For example if the seventh house is involved, expect a new and positive development in a relationship, or business partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If eleventh house is involved October may financially prove to be a very rewarding month 

    On a collective level, this is a good period for European economy. This period (Oct 19-27) is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

    Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine (Oct 1-7)

    Uranus-Saturn ninefold trine is going to be favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts.  Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields.  The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never get started....now is the time to follow that dream. However, don't neglect your family during this busy time. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period.  It's time to jump in and enjoy this period.

    On a collective level, religious activities all around the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy, conservatives will find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. Democrats and Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree.  This is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates. China and Russia are likely to experience some mild setbacks in their foreign policies, especially the one that deals with the United States.