Total Lunar Eclipse (Aug 28)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on August 28, approximately
during the hours
of 8:00 to 14:00 GMT. This eclipse will be visible in the North American
continent and in far East Asia and Australia.
This eclipse is important since the Sun
and Moon will be within 2 degrees from Ketu and Rahu respectively, and therefore
will last for a long time (6 hours). The eclipse will occur with the Southern or descending node
Ketu, in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo and the ascending node Rahu in Aquarius . Consequently this eclipse, according to
Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Leo or
Aquarius rising or Leo or Aquarius as moon sign.
For those who have in their natal charts the lunar nodes in conjunction with
either Sun or Moon should watch-out. It's not a good
day! Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity
requiring you to get out of house.
On world scene, the United Sates, Canada, and Mexico,
and Pacific-rim countries including China and Japan, are likely to experience
Pluto-Jupiter ninefold quincunx (July 17 - Aug 16)
This is an important planetary event for people who deal
with religion, religious and academic institutes. This quincunx could become
responsible for a unique stalemate in the field of religion as the planet
Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power to oppose and eventually transform 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
quincunx or opposition, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are perhaps standing on the thresh-hold of a new era
that's about to begin 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 experience in that particular field. Be ready to accept this new
settings with new challenges as well as the rewards that come with them.
On a collective level, religious and academic and to
some extent social fields are very likely to see changes coming in their
Mars-Saturn square (July 29 - Aug 3)
Mars-Saturn square, for no apparent reason,
changes a perfectly normal and healthy situation in to the one with a lot of
tension and friction with new challenges. For those who have
such square in their birth charts, and if any one of these planets are
influencing them through the current progressive cycles certainly need to be on
guard. If you must involve in an unwanted
situation, be extra careful and try to minimize the damage. Experiences like fire burns,
rape, accidents, loss of precious things, and monetary disasters are real
On the world scene, a short term but very intensive
friction between India and Pakistan is very likely. Terrorism and violence
around the world,
especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an
undesirable happening, and occurrences of both natural and man-made
calamities are strong possibilities.
Mars-Pluto Quincunx (Aug 1 - 3)
This three-day period is likely to be very
frustrating for those who have Mars-Pluto opposition, quincunx, square, or
conjunction in their natal charts. Typically this quincunx is very unfavorable
from the point of view of facing situations that are beyond our
control. Unexpected problems
are likely to occur with astonishing
speed and without any notice. For those who have such quincunx, opposition or
conjunction in their birth
chart, and if they have any one of these planets influencing them through the
current progressive cycle need to be on guard. Stay very low key, do not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any sort of risk. Also,
experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident involving explosive
material are very possible.
On the world scene, sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening, possibilities of both natural and
man-made calamities are likely. The countries that are most likely to be affected during
this period will be: the United States of America, Iraq, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,
Palestine and Israel.
Neptune-Rahu ninefold quincunx (Aug 19 - Sept 11)
If you have Neptune-Rahu quincunx (with either of these
planets being especially in the sixth, eighth, or the twelfth house in
their birth chart) and if your current operating cycle is influenced by one of these
planets, then you are likely to experience instability in your life caused due to sudden change in
your routine activities and surroundings. Such experiences might turn out to be
very unfortunate and frustrating. It would certainly be wise not to commit
to anything new and stay low key during this period.
On the collective level, social as well as economic
turmoil in Russia and China can not be ruled out. Eastern European
also likely to be negatively influenced by this planetary configuration.
Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum (but because of
Neptune's secretive character we may never know) with regard to terrorism and
other international conflicts.
(and Ketu) ninefold square(s) (Aug
1 - Sept 5)
(and Ketu) ninefold squares are going to be very unfavorable for those who have
such squares in their natal charts. Expect sudden loss of money, power, demotions
at work place and/or tarnished reputation in professional and social
fields. 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 very careful. The best thing to do is
not make any new commitment, and totally avoid taking any business or monetary risk. Remember
the time when you felt financially very secured, happy with family, and suddenly
the landscape turned against you and everything disappears. Well, if not exactly
this way but something like this has a good potential to happen (again) ...be careful!
On a collective level, United States and particularly
the President Bush and his administration should take extra precaution in
dealing with foreign matters. Terrorist activities are very likely to occur in
the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Israel and
ninefold square(s) (Aug
13 - 16)
(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 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 turmoil in Europe and Russia is likely.
Religious activities could get stalled for no apparent reason.
ninefold square (Aug
19 - 29)
Both Jupiter and Neptune are considered as auspicious
planets. While Jupiter deals with outward and material things Neptune's
influence on us is very abstract and subtle. If you have
such square in your birth chart, and if you have any one of these two planets
influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you are certainly going to
experience a transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral
values that you have been attached to. It's time for marching ahead with a
quantum step in the process of self discovery (or evolution). Embrace this
period with total openness and vulnerability. It's the time of rejuvenation with a
positive force in your life. Enjoy!
On the world scene, world religions are likely to be
challenged with earthshaking ideas that they must attend to. Those religious
leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new
and fresh ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our
religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold conjunction (Aug 4 -8)
For those who have Pluto in conjunction with Saturn in their birth charts, watch out! If
Saturn and or Pluto influencing you now through your current
progressive chart your life is more likely to be shaken up, and depending
on the placement and the strength of these planets in your birth chart, the
severity of the outcome will vary. Although the experience that you might go
through seem unbearable, this may prove to be the beginning of the next plateau of your
life cycle that you are destined for.
On a collective level, the outbreak of violence and
terrorism around the world is very probable. Also, natural calamities like
earthquakes, severe weather conditions, natural as well as man made accidents
are more likely during this period.
conjunction (Aug 13 - 16)
The time when Saturn-Uranus ninefold conjunction occurs is
not good for those who have such conjunction, opposition or square in their birth charts. In
addition, if the planet Uranus or Saturn is affecting your life via your current
progressive chart, then you might want to consider
taking extra precautions in the areas which are affected by these planets as
shown in your natal chart. Such people should avoid taking any kind of
risk at any cost during this period. Such conjunction can make things so
miserable and difficult for you that most likely you are not going to forget them in your
entire life. Staying low
key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the
matters that you want to begin till this period is passed.
On a collective level, the United States of America, Russia or China may experience
social or political turmoil at home as well as tensions rising among them.