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.
Mars (July 29 - Sept 27)
the planetary influence standpoint, one of the major events of August is the
retrograde Mars which on average occurs once every two years. On July 29,
Mars became retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Aquarius, and it is going to
stay retrograde till September 27. Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we
expect from the retrograde Mars?
general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that
planet is expected to slowly diminish. In case of Mars, being a planet of total independence, high ego, and less maturity usually make things worse with
those of you who have predominant Mars in their birth chart and if it's
influencing you through the current progressive chart, then you are very likely
to experience a sudden setback in your professional as well as in other
activities. You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right,
or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances,
and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience. In
particular, engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in
military, leaders, managers and like are likely to be more affected than others.
a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed
nations. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made
accidents are also likely. Other possibilities include a sudden rise in
terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate between Israelis and
Palestinians, and of course increased covert activities among nations.
Retrograde Mercury (Aug 29 - Sept 20)
On Aug 29, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in Virgo.
It will return to Leo on Sept 5 and will stay retrograde in Leo until Sept 20. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Virgo means
unfavorable period for businessmen, white-collar workers, banking industry,
diplomats and ambassadors. Retrograde Mercury in Leo means
more frustrating periods for leaders, explorers, entrepreneurs, military
personnel and for people with type A personality. 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
your current planetary cycle provides the results of Mercury then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
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
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
transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo (July 29)
July 29, Jupiter is leaving (sidereal) Cancer and entering the next zodiac sign,
Leo. Jupiter's transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on
average, once a year. Leo being a fixed and fire sign ruled by Sun, Jupiter
in Leo has a tendency to enhance power of those who have well placed and
connected Sun and Jupiter in their birth charts while others likely to
experience their power or influence on others diminished. In general, transit of
Jupiter in Leo is not positive. For one thing material prosperity around
the worlds is likely to be diminished. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter's
negative influence on world material prosperity, effects of other planets should be taken into account to
assess the net result or effect). New crisis or challenges are likely to be
awaiting in the fields of religion and
academics. The influence of contemporary philosophers on society is likely to be
reduced in shaping the future
direction of our social evolution through the philosophical and metaphysical debates.
In general, the Leo Jupiter is known to test our resiliency and faith in
ourselves and bring out the best in us. So from that perspective be prepared for
new challenges that would help us understand more about ourselves and welcome the Jupiter's entry in
individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and
have Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, or Aries as their natal ninefold
ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve month period beginning
Uranus-Jupiter opposition (Aug 26 - Sept 2)
Uranus being a planet of change and very unorthodox in
nature, its opposition to auspicious planet Jupiter will certainly take us
through an experience where our values and morality are challenged. For
one thing, religious authorities (pretty much all around the world and
especially in the United States) will likely to face new challenges that will
force them to rethink and reposition their current stand on lot of social issues
that are connected to morality. In my opinion, in a long run, this period could
be viewed and proved to be one of the important periods in history of our human
Since Jupiter is a planet of expansion (both material
and spiritual) and Uranus being planet of uncertainty and change, events that
would be of extreme in nature (either very positive or very negative) in either
material or spiritual world (or both) are likely to occur during this period of
For those who have well placed Jupiter and Uranus in
their birth chart (conjunction, trine, sextile, opposition) are likely to
experience very positive period.
Mars-Rahu ninefold conjunction (Mars-Ketu opposition)
(Aug 28-Sept 2)
During Aug 28-Sept 2 period Mars and Rahu make ninefold
conjunction (and 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 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
Neptune-Saturn Quincunx (Sept 1-14)
If you have Neptune-Saturn 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 might want to consider
postponing your plans of expansion or any new venture, and just stay in a defensive
mode. This quincunx has a tendency to create a lot of obstacles in a very deceptive
manner, and usually there is very little you can do about it once the process
On a collective level, countries like China and Russia
may face severe political and (or) social challenges during this period.
Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine (Sept 8 -30)
At a collective level, the Pluto-Neptune ninefold trine
is positive for either bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major
terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia
and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive
breakthroughs in technology, especially in the biotechnology field.
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto is
in sextile with Neptune or Pluto-Neptune form a ninefold trine, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be positively affected by this
Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a positive experience in that particular field.
Enjoy this experience!
ninefold square(s) (Sept
(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.