in general, is likely to be filled with more positive than negative
global events. These events are likely to deal with religions,
science, and technology, and the United States of America will be their
main focus. During the first week Pluto-Jupiter square (Aug 2-11)
will bring changes in religious and academic fields, and to a
lesser extent to social fields. From human evolution standpoint the
entire month is very positive (Uranus-Ketu trine) for scientific and
technical breakthroughs, innovations, and discoveries. As a result,
economic environment is likely to improve due to optimism for future.
In addition the Saturn-Jupiter sextile (Aug 5-27) will be
responsible for a proper balance between the over optimism and deep
pessimism. In short, August may prove to be an encouraging month for
hope and peace. As far as negative events are concerned the violence
(Aug 1-8, 16-19) in the middle east is likely to manifest in the
form of suicide bombings and terrorist acts. Although violence in
Europe and USA is not very likely, a possibility of a manmade calamity
in the USA towards the end of the month can not be ruled out.
The countries that
are likely to make headline news are: United States, European
countries, Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including
Saudi-Arabia, Israel and Palestine.
President Bush and his administration:
retrograde Pluto continues to transit over the President bush's natal Ketu
(Southern lunar node) and opposing his natal Rahu (Northern lunar
node) and Uranus. Therefore his post Iraq war policy and the
constant violence in Iraq will continue to put him on defensive. In his ninefold progressive chart,
being in the fourth house, Pluto is likely to create instability in the white
house. From planetary cycles standpoint, presently he is being influenced by Saturn and Pluto
cycles. The Saturn will be
squaring his natal Jupiter in early part of the month, and as a
result, he will be facing more domestic challenges. Also,
Saturn's progression in the seventh and eighth houses of his
ninefold chart will be responsible for his difficulties in
dealing with his adversaries (especially the liberal European and coalition
allies) and his personal safety. He must take care of himself from
safety standpoint. However, on a positive note, Mars
will transit its own natal position during Aug 24 -26, providing
him with a political opportunity that he would
successfully be able to capitalize it.
the country August will prove to be a very positive month from
scientific and technological advances standpoint due to auspicious
Uranus-Ketu trine. This trine will positively influence the nation
with rapid technological progress through new inventions and
discoveries. And as a result, the world economy is likely to
accelerate. However, Aug 16-19 period may prove to be challenging
for the country as friction with the European and middle eastern
countries may rise due to some unusual event. During the same
period, although unlikely, a terrorist attack in the United States
cannot be ruled out.
For the Republic
Party the second and the third week seem very positive. Unexpected
political gains over the rival democratic party are likely.
However, the first week may turn out to be a disaster for the
general, democrats are likely to enjoy the month except the third
week. However, John Kerry will continue to have difficulty in
defining himself as a clear alternative to Bush and for some
strange reason or due to unexpected event he is likely to run into
a situation where he will be forced to defend himself. John
Kerry is likely to lag in polls.
the third week of August (Aug 16-19) a friction between Putin and
Bush administration is likely to take place probably due to
President Bush's unilateral stand on foreign policy issues.
However, the rest of the month looks real positive for Russia and
particularly for Putin
the third week of August (Aug 16-19) friction between European
allies and Bush administration may become a cause of concern. The
roots of the friction may be due to President Bush's unilateral
stand on foreign policy issues.
crisis may develop during the first half of the month.
Pluto-Jupiter sqaure (Aug 2-11) is likely to bring changes in
religious order. Religious authorities may be forced to implement
reforms as demanded by changing times and emerging pattern of
unorthodox social behavior .
The Uranus-Saturn ninefold (Aug 16-19) and Pluto-Saturn regular
quincunx (Aug 1-7)and Pluto-Jupiter square (Aug 2-11) are likely to be responsible for events related to both
man-made and natural calamities.
man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest,
violence, and accidents, the natural calamities are likely to
include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts; and thunderstorms, earthquakes, air