begins with three major planetary events.
entry in sidereal Libra (September 27) is certainly a good news for
material prosperity all around the world (However, 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). World economies are likely to expand. Also, judicial systems around the
world are likely to become focus of public scrutiny, and as a
result, implementation of positive changes within the existing
system will be incorporated. 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, Libra Jupiter is
known to be responsible for justice and fairness. So from that
perspective expect some positive human right related changes during
this period and welcome the Jupiter's entry to Libra.
second astrological event is Mars turning retrograde in sidereal
Aries. On October 2, Mars becomes retrograde in the sidereal
zodiac sign Aries and stays retrograde till December 10.
And further Mars continues to remain in Aries well beyond the end of 2005. Since
the fire sign Aries is ruled by Mars the influence of retrograde
Mars will be significantly felt both individually as well as
collectively. For one thing the fire related disasters (both natural
and man-made) are more likely to occur during its retrograde
period. In addition, frequency of suicide bombings, terrorism,
and fighting reflecting personal revenge and cruelty will be very
high. In particular, engineers, designers, construction workers,
people who work in military, leaders, managers and like are likely
to be more affected than others. On
collective level, a rise in political tension among developed
nations and destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man
made accidents are more likely. Other possibilities include escalation in
a warlike climate, and of course, increased covert activities among
third major event is the total solar eclipse which occurs on
October 3, approximately during the hours of 8:00 to 13:00 GMT.
This eclipse will be visible in continents of Europe, Asia, Africa,
Australia, and the east-coast of South America. This
eclipse is important since the Sun and Moon will be within 3-4
degrees from Ketu, the Southern or descending node, in the sidereal
zodiac sign Virgo. As a result, this eclipse is likely to manifest
into natural or man-made (or both) disasters causing severe
destruction of wealth (Virgo) and perhaps lives.
other planetary configurations that may play significant roles in
influencing October are Mars-Pluto quincunx and Pluto-Rahu/Ketu
The countries that
are likely to make headline news are: Iraq, Middle Eastern countries including Israel and
Palestine, India and Pakistan, and USA.
President Bush and his administration:
Pluto's trine with his natal Venus will
continue to help
president Bush maintain his focus on his political agenda and achieve
partial results, especially the ones that deal with domestic issues.
However, the entire month will be negative
for him from health and safety standpoint as stationary retrograde
Neptune will quincunx
his natal Sun. In addition, during the second half of the month,
Saturn's transit through his natal Mercury and Pluto will not only
put pressure on him from health standpoint but also, he will have
trouble staying focused as he is likely to be under extreme
emotional and mental pressure.
As his ninefold
Saturn will be transiting his first and the second house of his
progressive chart, at personal level, he will be under tremendous
stress and likely to make political mistakes. In addition,
the ninefold retrograde Mars transiting through his second and the
first house of his progressive chart will certainly make him
irritated and angry in dealing not only with the media but with his own
administration. Also, personally he is likely to suffer monetary
much the entire month will prove to be challenging for Bush
administration in dealing with international crisis such as post
Iraq war issues, and Israel-Palestine conflict.
The retrograde Mars and the Mars-Pluto quincunx
(Oct 7-18) will certainly be responsible for military related news
or undesired happenings involving military. The military
activities in Iraq and Afghanistan are likely to accelerate. The
terrorists may get upper hand over military.
Uranus-Jupiter ninefold square (Oct 12-14) may manifest in a
religious or morality related crisis that will likely to create a
platform for a renewed friction between liberals and
the Republic party October 21-29 period will certainly
prove to be a disaster one as it will fail to address the current domestic challenges. In addition, a continued friction between
leaders and the Bush administration on
post-Iraq war conflict will be reflected in news.
The democrats are likely to enjoy
pretty much the entire month of smooth sailing except for Oct
first week (till Oct 4) and possibly Oct 21-29 period doesn't look
good Putin administration as new domestic challenges are likely to
emerge, some of which will be required be dealt immediately. The
good news is with Neptune becoming direct on October 27, going
forward, most of the stalled domestic issues will be resolved. Economic growth will
continue to maintain its current pace.
Europe: The Mars-Pluto quincunx will be
reflected in uncertain and anxiety filled environment during Oct
7-18 period all over the Europe. While Uranus-Saturn ninefold
sextile will provide the needed help from USA in dealing with
terrorism, the attempts of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks
in civilian work place are more likely during Oct 21-29 period. In
addition, during the same period events of natural calamity are likely.
Japan, and Pacific-rim countries: In general the entire months for
China, Japan, and the Pacific-rim countries region is positive.
The economic growth will be phenomenal.
Although religion and religious leaders are likely to enjoy the
month with positive results the ninefold squares between Pluto and
lunar nodes (Oct 21-29) and also between Uranus and Jupiter (Oct
12-14) may become responsible for new morality related challenges
which will reflect the demands from more liberal reforms.
The total solar eclipse (Oct 3), Mars-Pluto quincunx, and ninefold
squares between Pluto and lunar nodes will manifest in both the
natural and man-made disasters. While Mars-Pluto quincunx (Oct
7-18) is likely to manifest in the form of violence, suicide
bombings, and fire related natural disasters the Pluto-Rahu/Ketu
(Oct 21-29) squares are likely to be responsible for chaotic
situation, especially in Europe and in Middle East
region. Thus, the periods of calamities are: Oct 3, Oct 7-18, and
Oct 21-29, the last one being more predominant.
man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest,
violence, accidents, and air
crashes, the natural calamities are likely to
include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts;
hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes