Retrograde Mercury (Aug 10 - Sept 3)
On August 10, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in Leo. It will stay retrograde until September 3 in Leo. Typically
retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Leo means
more frustrating periods for leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs 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
transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Virgo (August 26)
August 26, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Leo and enters the next zodiac sign, Virgo.
Jupiter's transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a
year. Virgo being flexible and earth sign ruled by Mercury, Jupiter in Virgo has
a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and
connected Mercury and Jupiter in their birth charts while others likely to
experience their prosperity diminish. In general, transit of Jupiter in Virgo is
positive. For one thing material prosperity around the worlds is likely to
be expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter's positive influence on world
material prosperity, effects of other planets should be taken into account to
assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of contemporary
philosophers on society will shape the future direction of our social evolution
through the philosophical and metaphysical debates. In general, the Virgo
Jupiter is known to be responsible for world economic expansion. So from that
perspective expect some positive economic changes during this period and welcome
the Jupiter's entry in Virgo.
individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and
have Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Pisces, or Taurus as their natal ninefold
ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period
beginning August 26.
trine (Uranus-Rahu sextile) (July
14 - Oct 4)
trine is going to be very favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably
placed in their natal charts with respect to Uranus. If such placing is
connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or
eleventh house then 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. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy
flowing through you during this period. It's time to jump in and enjoy
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square (July 29 - Aug 2)
If in your birth chart Pluto makes a square with Saturn,
and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your
current progressive chart, then you want to consider taking extra precaution in
dealing with money matters, people at work, especially with your adversaries. In
general, this is the time to stay low key and not be aggressive. Be cautious and
alert as much as possible. Do not trust anybody during this period.
On a collective level, Russia is likely to face with
some serious challenges and perhaps sudden changes. To some extent China
is also going to have a similar experience.
Pluto-Saturn quincunx (July 25 - Aug 7)
For those who have quincunx of Pluto and Saturn in
their horoscope, and for those whose current planetary operating cycle is
influenced by either of these planets are likely to experience a severe setback
or turmoil in their lives. Such quincunx can become a very strong force
to destroy the current setting of your lifestyle and transform it to a totally
new setting which may or may not be desirable depending on the strength and
positive influence of these planets in the natal chart. In any event it's going
to be a irreversible event.
the collective level, expect another outbreak of violence and terrorist
activities, a good possibility of natural as well as man-made calamities, and to
some extent, war-like climate in some parts of the world. Tension between
Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
Pluto-Jupiter Square (Aug 2-11)
This is an important planetary event for people who deal
with religion, religious and academic institutes. This square will create
religious challenges as the planet
Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the
field of religion and academics to a new level or setting with a new set of
In your birth chart if Jupiter and Pluto are either in
square, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are about to face new challenges in your life. Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new and a very
different and challenging experience in that particular field. Be ready to accept this
new challenge since you could receive the rewards if you succeed.
On a collective level, religious and academic and to
some extent social fields are very likely to see changes coming in their
respective fields. Initial
reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic,
but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very
likely to enjoy it.
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 the
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.