August several important planetary configurations, both desirable
and not-so-desirable, are going to shape world events. While
the prominent desirable configurations include a spiritual Ketu-Jupiter
conjunction (and Rahu-Jupiter opposition), auspicious
Neptune-Jupiter and beneficial Neptune-Ketu trines, the undesirable
events will be caused by the dangerous Pluto-Saturn ninefold
opposition, the fatal Uranus-Saturn and Pluto-Saturn ninefold
quincunxes, and the deadly ninefold squares of Saturn with the lunar
nodes. Because there are overlaps between these desirable and
undesirable planetary influences there will be periods during which
both good as well as unwanted events can simultaneously occur .
The desirable events include positive religious and spiritual
influence, reports of tremendous advances in scientific and
technical fields through new innovations, discoveries, and
inventions, and expansion of world economies. Violence, suicide
bombings, terrorism, political friction between prominent countries
due to shift in their ideologies, and natural calamities such as
hurricanes, typhoons, flooding and earthquakes will be the results of
manifestation of undesirable planetary influences.
The countries that
are likely to make headline news are: USA, Europe (Briton,
Italy, and perhaps one of the eastern European countries), Russia, China, Iraq,
and Middle Eastern countries including Israel and Palestine.
President Bush and his administration:
direct opposition of Uranus with his natal Mars will certainly
reflect in his domestic political challenges that president Bush will
be facing at least until August 27. In addition the the quincunx
aspect of Uranus with his natal Mercury will likely to manifest in
a political snafu or a drastic loss of his credibility with American
people. An opposition of lunar node Rahu with his natal Moon
will create communication problems within the white house. A propagation
of misunderstanding or covering up of lies will be other possible
a positive note, Pluto's trine with his natal Venus will help him
maintain his focus on his political agenda. He is likely to
have his way on certain issues. Also, during the second half of
the month Jupiter will transit his natal Moon practically assuring
him a political victory (approval of his supreme court nominee by
senate and passing of pending legislative issues or bills).
presence of Neptune-Uranus ninefold quincunx during the entire
month of August and Rahu-Jupiter opposition (Aug 14 - 22) will
be responsible for continued debate on role of religion at work
place and controversial morality
cells research, separation of church and government, etc.,
Neptune-Saturn (Aug 28 - Sept 1) and Saturn-Rahu and Ketu (Aug 28
- 31) ninefold squares and Uranus-Saturn (Aug 7-10) and
Pluto-Saturn (Aug 24-28) quincunxes will be the cause for
manifestation of violence, terrorism, and a distinct friction
between liberals and conservatives on issues ranging from Iraq war
to stem cells during the second and the last week of the month and
media deception especially during the second and the last week of
the month. The relationships between USA
and Russia, and USA and China will continue to be challenging, and as
a result, covert activities across the globe will continue to be on rise.
the Republic party the second and the last week will certainly
prove to be challenging in dealing with both domestic and
international issues. In addition, a friction between top party
leaders and the Bush administration due to serious disagreement on
important political issues is also likely during the same
the democrats are likely to enjoy at least the second and the last
week of the month the party is likely to go through a serious
transformation during the middle part of the month.
the third week of the month is positive for Russia, sweeping
political changes requiring to handle general social unrest and
negative perception of the Putin administration are likely to
occur during the last two weeks of the month. The relationship
with the USA will continue to remain sour, and may become worse in
the second half of the month. Covert activities
will be on rise and media deception will be rampant during the entire month.
Europe: In general, the second half of
the month will be filled with news reflecting social and political
anxieties and economic worries. During the second week friction
with USA (Bush administration) is likely. During August 1-3 and
August 24-31 possibilities of natural calamity,
suicide bombings or violence are likely.
Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: The first and the last two weeks of
the month are not positive for China. However, on the
economic front China will continue to march with impressive
growth. Friction with USA will be on rise during the last week of
the month. Japanese economy is likely to grow faster than
the economies of the pacific-rim regions.
While Rahu-Jupiter opposition is going to support conservatives
and hardliners during Aug 14-22, the last week of the month will
be extremely trying for the religious authorities. Also, Aug 1-3
and Aug 7-10 are not so positive for religions around the world.
Redefinition of norms, and modifications of procedure that does
not take into account the effect of changing times will be some of
the issues religions will have to face with.
The most notable period of disaster will be the last week of the
month. The possible periods in August during which natural
and man-made calamities are likely are: Aug 1-3, Aug 7-10, Aug
24-31. Local level and personal tragedies are more likely to occur during
Aug 1-2 and Aug 25-31.
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