Neptune's Entry in Sidereal Aquarius (April 16)
of the important planetary events of 2008 is the transit of the modern planet Neptune
from the sidereal zodiac sign Capricorn to the next zodiac sign Aquarius. It first occurs on
April 16, 2008. Neptune stays in Aquarius till July 8, 2008 and then with its retrograde motion
it returns to Capricorn and stays
in Capricorn till February 9, 2009. After February 9, 2009 it will continue to
Aquarius for the following 14 years (till April 2022). Although it is going to be in Aquarius for only about 3 months in 2008 before it returns to
Capricorn, Neptune being the most spiritual planet
of our solar system, it will certainly affect the matters related to Aquarius in a
being an air and fixed sign ruled by Saturn, some of its significant
characteristics are: intelligent, mentally powerful, artistic, talented,
patient, persistent, strong willed and determined, humane, musical, open-minded,
impersonal, intuitive, ascetic and introvert. These qualities complement very
well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine,
psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration,
imaginative, compassionate and mystical.
a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions are
certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next
14 years) will be remembered as
the period of spiritual inspiration and transformation. Interestingly, this
era also complements well with the era of
Pluto's transit in sidereal Sagittarius (another spiritual sign) that runs in parallel during the same
time. The way we have been used to deal with
religions will no longer be our norms. Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective
spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective
transformation of world morality during this unique era of 14 years is likely
to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will
dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.
being the sign for academics, scientists, musicians, paranormals, and
philosophers, these respective fields will go through significant transformations to reflect the new norms of
morality and ethics, advances in science and technology keeping in line with
steady progress in longevity, and creation of arts and music that complements
our spiritual progress.
In scientific and
technological areas lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas will
find their way into innovations and discoveries. The
scientific and technological growth rate will be at a very rapid pace.
However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research
will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and
morality. The likely areas of research will be in biotechnology, medicine,
spiritual healing, and life-force related activities. A
new wave of philosophers with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly
transform our world in next 14 years to a new level of understanding.
the downside, the return of a similar to
sixties hippies era is very likely.
The increase usage of mind altering drugs,
disregard for social and to some extent
moral responsibility, rise in mental
disorders, and losing the touch with reality
are some of the likely manifestations of
negative side of Neptune.
individual level for those who have Aquarius ninefold ascendant should get ready
for a brand new and long lasting (14 years) cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle if
a dominant planet in your birth charts. The changes that might occur would be
very subtle and would deal with your new or renewed interest in spirituality,
openness, philanthropy, transformed perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.
Uranus-Jupiter sextile (March 16 - June 2)
This auspicious sextile is good for all world religions as
well as for people who are engaged in activities that help us expand morally,
socially as well as materially.
For those who have well placed Jupiter and Uranus in
their birth chart (conjunction, trine, sextile, opposition) are likely to
experience very positive time during this period. People involved
in the religious activities are likely experience a sudden boost in their daily
activities, and religious authorities are going to be well recognized by
On a collective level, religious, academic, and social
fields are very likely to enjoy the new and positive changes occurring in their
ninefold trine (March
25 - April 18)
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, monetary gains,
promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields. The
idea that you always wanted to pursue a non-material goal 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 a remarkable and very successful period.
Pluto-Saturn trine (April 10 - May 11)
If through your current progressive chart influence of
either Pluto or Saturn is active and if Pluto is favorably positioned with
respect to Saturn in your natal chart, expect a very favorable time during this
period. Such positive events will be related to the affairs signified by the
houses these planets occupy or aspects. For example if the seventh house is
involved, expect a new and positive development in a relationship, or business
partnership, or success in capturing the audience if you deal with masses. If
eleventh house is involved it may financially prove to be a very rewarding
On a collective level, this is a good period for
European and Russian economy. This period is also good for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
Neptune-Rahu conjunction and Neptune-Ketu opposition
(April 15 - May 14)
If you have a poor placing of Neptune and Rahu (or
Neptune-Ketu) by being especially in the sixth, eighth, and the twelfth house in
their birth chart, and have current operating cycles influenced by one of these
planets, then you are likely to experience instability caused due to a sudden change
in activities and surroundings around you. Such experiences might turn out to be
very unfortunate and frustrating. It would certainly be wise not to commit
to anything new during this period and stay low key.
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.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold conjunction (April 17 - 28)
At a collective level, the Pluto-Uranus ninefold
bring a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other
nations with respect to its war against terrorism agenda, and also with its domestic matters. There will be a
transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change
in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Bush administration as the planet
Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the
field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of
norms. Therefore it's likely that the Bush administration could get
tangled with some new serious issues.
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto
makes a square with Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your
life via your current
progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this square.
Depending on the houses these planets
occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a sudden and a totally new and a very
unpleasant experience in that particular field. Be ready to face this unwanted
experience. Stay alert and try not to start a new venture that requires taking a risk.
It's like you are on a business trip or company assignment and you are
immediately called off or caught in a situation that you find very difficult if
not impossible to get out.
Mars-Neptune Quincunx (April 26 -30)
This five-day period is likely to be very
frustrating for those who have Mars-Neptune opposition, quincunx, square, or
conjunction in their natal charts. Typically this quincunx is very unfavorable
from the point of view of being deceived or becoming a victim of a scam or
scheme. Usually one does not notice problems until it's too late. 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 and absolutely not take any risk
whatsoever. Stay very low key and do not make any new commitment. Also,
experiences involving external forces, such as ghost or spirit, or a victim of a
voodoo experiment are very possible.
On the world scene, outbreak of covert activities among
leading nations and 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, Russia, China, Iraq, Iran,
Pakistan, Palestine and Israel.
Mars-Rahu quincunx (April 26 -28)
During this period Mars quincunxes Rahu. Typically Mar's
quincunx with a lunar node is very unfavorable and
unfortunate situation in general. If you have such quincunx or opposition in
chart, and if you have any one of these planets influencing you through your
current progressive cycle then you need be very careful about the matters indicated by
the respective houses in your birth chart. Probably the best thing to do is to lay low
key, not make any new commitment and avoid taking any sort of new risk.
On the world scene, during this period both natural and
man-made calamities causing destruction and loss of lives, and perhaps a demise
of an international level political leader is likely.