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of planets on Individuals for August 2015
Jupiter's transit in the sidereal zodiac Leo (July 13)
On July 13, Jupiter left (sidereal) Cancer and entered the next zodiac sign, Leo. Jupiter's transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Leo being a fixed and fire sign ruled by friendly Sun, Jupiter in Leo has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and connected Sun and Jupiter in their birth charts while others who have unfavorably placed Jupiter with respect to Sun are likely to experience their prosperity diminish. In general, transit of Jupiter in Leo is positive. For one thing, material prosperity around the world is likely to expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter's positive influence on world material prosperity, effects of other planets should also be taken into account to assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of the leaders in all and every field will shape the future direction of our social evolution through the material, philosophical and spiritual debate. In general, the Leo Jupiter is known to be responsible for world material and wealth expansion. So from that perspective expect some positive economic changes during this period and welcome the Jupiter's entry in Leo.
On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Libra, Cancer, Aries, Aquarius and Sagittarius as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve month period since July 13.
Retrograde Venus (July 25 - September 6)
On July 25, the planet Venus became retrograde in its motion in sidereal zodiac sign Leo. With its retrograde (backward) motion Venus enters the sidereal Cancer on August 14 and then it becomes direct in Cancer on September 6. Venus becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks. In general, a retrograde Venus means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers, entertainment industries. Expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a center-stage in domestic matters. In particular, while the Leo retrograde Venus means challenging period for lead personalities in entertainment field and women at high places, the retrograde Cancer Venus also means emotional breakdown for Cancer dominated individuals. If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus till September 6. The lead entertainers like lead actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie directors and producers may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.
Pluto-Uranus ninefold quincunx (July 13 - Sept 21)
On an individual level, if in your birth chart Pluto makes a quincunx 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 quincunx. 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 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.
At a collective level, the Pluto-Uranus ninefold quincunx means United States will go through a difficult period of international interaction. This quincunx could manifest in the form of having the USA involved in international conflict or in a failed international diplomacy.
Pluto-Rahu ninefold opposition (Pluto-Ketu ninefold conjunction) (July 23 - Aug 12)
Pluto-Rahu ninefold opposition is not favorable for those who have such opposition or squares in their birth charts. In addition, if the lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), or Pluto 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, natural accidents and calamities to occur all around the world are likely.
Saturn-Jupiter ninefold square (Aug 1-6)
Jupiter-Saturn square is going to be unfavorable for those who have such square in their natal charts. Loss of motivation, insecure feeling, loss of direction in life, general unhappiness, difficulty in keeping the faith in God are some of the symptoms of this square. This is like a test period. A period that can be viewed a real positive from self discovery standpoint since it will require you to bring best out of you to deal with situations around you. If you have such a square in your birth chart, and if any one of these planets is presently influencing you through your current progressive cycle then you need to look at the things with a different attitude. The best thing to do is to stay the course of present action without making new commitment. Remember the time when you felt the life is not fair and not worth living, very unsure of yourself, and unhappy with family.. well, that's how you going to feel this time. Keep your faith strong!
On a collective level, religions around the world will find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.
Neptune-Saturn ninefold opposition (Aug 17-28)
If you have a Neptune-Saturn square or opposition in your birth chart, and if your current planetary operating cycle is influenced by either of these planets then you are likely to experience a subtle but serious financial or social setback or an unpleasant secret will be revealed to you. If you are planning to take a long distance (overseas) trip during this period, be extra careful of nasty surprises, or even being stranded in places you never dream of.
On the collective level, covert activities will be on rise. Possibilities of natural as well as man-made calamities are very likely. Places like Russia and China are likely to experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries are likely to see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine (Aug 20-21)
Uranus-Neptune 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.
Mars-Neptune Quincunx (Aug 20-22)
This short 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 charts, 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, unwanted 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-Rahu ninefold quincunx (Aug 26 - Sept 1)
The Saturn-Rahu quincunx is not good for those who have this quincunx in their birth charts. In addition, if the lunar node Rahu (or Ketu), or Saturn is affecting you via your current progressive chart, then you might want to consider taking extra precautions in areas affected by these planets as indicated by your natal chart. The affected people should avoid taking any kind of risk at any cost during this period. Such quincunx 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 unrest. Also, in the United State for the Republic Party and republicans it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.
Mars-Pluto Quincunx (Aug 27-29)
This short 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.