There are two major and challenging planetary aspects that will
certainly be leaving their marks on events in October.
The first one is Saturn-Rahu opposition (and Saturn-Ketu
conjunction), and it is usually considered to be a deadly
one. It will be most intense during October 6-18.
What are the possible manifestations of this unique
conjunction? Well, first of all it's mostly likely
to become responsible in accelerating the violence in
Middle-East, especially in Iraq and Israel-Palestine
region. The Bush administration as well as the
Republican party will likely to face some new and
unwanted challenges. It will also create new
political problems for Russia and European
countries. The man-made and natural calamities
will be on rise all around the world. Pakistan is likely
to go through a huge political as well as social turmoil
during this period. Chinese government may experience
some domestic resistance or calamities.
The second one is Uranus-Jupiter square; and it will run its
dramatic and intense spiritual influence during October
5-14. It's most likely manifestation will be through the
religious and moral crisis in the United States.
Both planets being in the sidereal fixed signs means a
ruthless and stubborn challenge that the religious
leaders in the United States will be faced with as they
are likely to come under severe pressure from public. It
also means, it is the time of religious and moral
transformation from present to a higher level.
Meaning the present norms will be faced with new
difficulties and will be required to undergo a change to
meet the needs of our human evolution for its survival.
The eventual outcome, even though we will not know it
for a long time to come, in my opinion, will be very
positive and necessary for our collective growth.
In addition to these above two major planetary configuration,
Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (Oct 16-21) will also play
an important role in shaping the world events in
October. The most pronounce influence of this
configuration will be reflected in the direct
confrontation between Democrats and Republicans in the
United States. Also, Bush administration is likely to
falter on both foreign and domestic policy matters,
further widening the credibility gap between the
administration and the American public.
On the positive side, the auspicious planetary configurations
for October are: Mars-Rahu trine and Mars-Ketu sextile
(Oct 7-12), Mars-Saturn sextile (Oct 5-12). These
will be responsible for some noticeable successful and
positive events all around the world. Some of
these may include: positive breaks for U.S. Military in
Iraq and Afghanistan, world economic expansion, a
beginning for new world order and humanitarian heroic
acts of certain individuals that human race should be
very proud of. Also, advances in technology and science will be more
prominent during this period via remarkable
research breakthroughs in biotechnology, medicine,
high tech industry and engineering sciences.
The countries that are likely to make headline news will be: European
Union, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan,
Israel, and Palestine, and Pakistan.
- United States of America:
President Bush and his administration:
President Bush's most operating and currently dominating
planet Mercury will be in the twelfth house of his
progressive chart during the entire October. In
addition, Mercury becomes retrograde on October 12 and
stays retrograde till the end of the month. As a result,
especially during the retrograde Mercury period, he is
likely to blunder on several fronts for his brain (and
therefore, the functioning of his brain) will be
tremendously influenced by the negative retrograde
Mercury being in the twelfth house, the house of
In addition, his operating planet Pluto quincunxes his natal
Saturn during the last week of October. So by the end of
this month President Bush will be tremendously
frustrated with his inability to govern the country. As a result, he will continue to look to be a
weak and exhausted president responsible for his own
On a positive a note, with Neptune's trine with his natal
Rahu and Uranus he can still hope for some relief from
continuous pressure from his adversaries. The
come from an event that will temporarily take him off
from the public spotlight.
As mentioned earlier, the spiritual influence of
Uranus-Jupiter square be dramatic and intense during
October 5-14 as it will manifest through the religious
and moral crisis in the United States. The religious
leaders will be faced with new moral crisis. The
present religious and moral norms will be faced with new
difficulties, and will be required to undergo a change
to meet the current needs of human evolution. The
eventual outcome, even though we will not know it for a
long time to come, will be positive and necessary for
our collective growth.
For democrats, the first half of the month will prove to be
a challenging period as they will be forced to show
their clear stand to their republican counterparts on
matters ranging from Iraq war to health care. Also,
for republicans, the first three weeks of the month will
be challenging as they will have difficulty in dealing with
stubborn Bush administration as well
as with democrats on foreign and domestic issues.
Russia: In general, the half of the month
is certainly not positive for the country.
During this period the political and social turmoil are
very possible, and and man-made and natural calamities are likely.
The relationship between the USA and Russia is likely to
become strained during this month.
Europe: In general, the half of the month
is going to be very unfavorable period for the continent from political stability,
and natural and man-made disasters standpoint.
China, Japan, and Pacific-rim countries:
For China the first half of the month
is not positive from political stability and social
unrest standpoint. During this period natural
and man-made calamities are also likely.
Middle East: The violence and suicide
bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel regions
will accelerate during the first half of the month. Covert activities and
killing behind the scenes will continue to dominate the
news. The notable dates for violence
related activities are: October 6-18.
Religion: The Uranus-Jupiter square
will manifest in the form of new crisis forcing the
world religious leaders, especially the ones in the
United States, to take a hard look at the present issues
and norms of morality and perhaps modify them to
accommodate the changing relalities and needs.
Natural and Man-made Calamities: The likely notable dates are:
Oct 6 -18, and Oct 28-31.
Earthquakes: Based on our earthquake
prediction model, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or
higher, if occur, are likely to occur on October 2,
7-14, 16 and 28. The model shows possibility of very
strong earthquakes during October 8-9, and 12-13.
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 and fires