Retrograde Mercury (Oct 12 - Nov 2)
On October 12, the planet Mercury becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde till November 2 in Libra. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Libra means
more frustrating periods for artists, entertainers, actors, directors,
musicians, and producers. 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 is influenced by Mercury as an operating planet, then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's transiting in your
ninefold trine (September
1 - October 3)
trine is going to be very favorable for those who have these planets favorably
placed in their natal charts. Expect some sort of spiritual awakening as
well as monetary gains,
promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The
ideas that you always wanted to pursue non-material goals 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 this spiritual period.
On a collective level, this is an extraordinary time for
collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions. Expect some new
important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in
general, it's going to be remarkable and a very successful month.
opposition (Saturn-Ketu conjunction) (Oct
6 - 18)
Saturn-Rahu conjunction period is not favorable for those who have such conjunction or squares in their birth charts. In
addition, if the lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), 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. You should avoid taking any kind of
risk at any cost during this period. Such conjunction can make things difficult for you
and make you feel miserable. Staying low
key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new ventures and postpone the
matters that require you to make a crucial decision till this period is passed.
On a collective level, Middle-East including Israel and
Palestine region, Russia, China and to some extent,
Europe may experience
social or political turmoil during this period. Also, for the Republic Party in
the United States and for republicans
including President Bush, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
5 - 14)
While Jupiter deals with outward and material things
influence on us is very sudden and intense. Jupiter-Uranus square occurs
once (actually 2-3 times with in a year's period due to their retrograde
motions) in about 8-9 years. If you have
such a 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 an extreme transformation (irreversible change) in your beliefs and moral
values that you have been attached to. It's a challenging time! If you
overcome the challenge it's time for marching ahead with a
quantum step in the process of your self discovery (or evolution).
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.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (Oct 16 - 21)
The Saturn-Uranus ninefold square is
unfavorable for those who have such square or opposition 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 opposition 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
On a collective level, the United States of America,
Russia or China may experience a social or political turmoil at home as well as
tensions rising between them. The Middle-East area will likely to
experience increased violence.