Total Lunar Eclipse (Aug 16)
A total lunar eclipse occurs on August 16, approximately
during the hours
of 19:00 (Aug 16) to 1:00 GMT (Aug 17). This eclipse will be visible in
Europe, Middle-East, Western Asia including Indian sub-continent, Africa, South
America, and Eastern part of the United States and Canada.
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
in the sidereal zodiac sign Cancer and the ascending node Rahu in Capricorn . Consequently this eclipse, according to
Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Cancer or
Capricorn rising or Cancer or Capricorn 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, Europe, Western Asia, Middle-East,
Africa, South America, and the United States are likely to experience undesirable
ninefold trine (Uranus-Rahu ninefold sextile) (July
28 - Aug 26)
trine is going to be very favorable for those who have lunar nodes favorably
placed in their natal charts with respect to Uranus. If such placing is
connected to the first house, second house, ninth house, tenth house, or
eleventh house then expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and
improved prestige in professional and social fields. The ideas that you
always wanted to pursue 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
Pluto-Rahu and Pluto-Ketu ninefold squares (July 28 -
The ninefold squares of Pluto with the lunar nodes are generally
have tendencies to destroy the present setting of life and transform it in to a
totally new one. Those who have better placed lunar nodes and their connections
with Pluto, are likely to adapt well to this new change and move to their next
level of evolution while others are likely to struggle and may find the change
unbearable. Perhaps the best way to deal with this situation is to stay alert
and be extremely cautious in dealing with your surroundings that affect you. Avoid taking any
new risk during this period. And probably be prepared for situations that are going
to get worse before they get better with new direction in life. Staying low key is certainly the way to go. Avoid any new
ventures and postpone the matters that you wanted to begin till this period is
On a collective level, a new wave of renewed violence in
Iraq, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the
world during these days are real possibilities.
Mars-Rahu quincunx (July 30 - Aug 1)
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 are likely.
Mars-Uranus opposition (August 4 - 6)
Watch-out for these 3 days in August from sudden and
undesirable happenings in your life if you have such opposition or square in your birth
chart. It could be a sudden loss of money, unfortunate accident, or a bad
news. Only thing I suppose you could do is be prepared and avoid taking in
new risk during that time.
On a collective level, natural and man-made calamities
are likely, especially in the United States of America.
Mars-Neptune Quincunx (August 6-8)
This three-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,
Palestine and Israel.
Saturn-Ketu ninefold opposition (and Rahu-Saturn
ninefold conjunction) (Aug 7-10)
The time when Saturn-Ketu ninefold opposition occurs is
not good for those who have such opposition 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. 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 you are never going to forget them in your
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, Russia or China may experience
social or political turmoil. Also, in the United State for the Republic Party and republicans
including the republican president Bush it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
Pluto-Saturn ninefold square (Aug 7 -11)
If in your birth chart Pluto makes a square with Saturn,
and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your
current progressive chart, then you want to consider taking extra precaution in
dealing with money matters, people at work, especially with your adversaries. In
general, this is the time to stay low key and not be aggressive. Be cautious and
alert as much as possible. Do not trust anybody during this period.
On a collective level, Russia is likely to face with
some serious challenges and perhaps sudden changes. To some extent China
is also going to have a similar experience.
Square (Aug 15 - 17)
square starts on August 15 and lasts for 3 days. It may cause great turmoil in
lives of individual who have Pluto-Mars square in their natal charts.
Depending on the positions of these planets the matters related to the respective houses are
likely to be affected. The severity of the manifestation would be
proportional to the strength of this square in the natal chart. The sudden
or drastic change in profession or work places are common results.
collective level or on world scene some sort of natural calamities or even made
made calamities can not be ruled out.
Uranus-Saturn ninefold square (Aug 28 - 31)
The time when Saturn-Uranus ninefold square occurs 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.