five retrograde planets in May 2016........
is going to be one of the slowest and frustrating months of
2016 due to five major retrograde planets. And
they are: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.
29, the planet Mercury turned retrograde in sidereal Aries. It will stay retrograde in Aries until May
23. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication
breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen
obstacles and disappointment in daily chores.
Retrograde Mercury in Aries
means more frustrating periods for managers, military personnel, politicians,
leaders, administrators, head of the states, governors, mayors, etc., 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.
Mars turned retrograde in the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio, via it's
retrograde motion it returns to Libra on June 18, and stays retrograde till June
30. Astrologically speaking, what does the retrograde Mars mean? And what can we
expect from the retrograde Mars? In
general, when a planet turns retrograde, the positive energy offered by that
planet is expected to slowly diminish. In case of Mars, being a planet of
total independence, high ego, and less maturity usually make things worse with
those of you who have predominant Mars in their birth chart and if it's
influencing you through the current progressive chart, then you are very likely
to experience a sudden setback in your professional as well as in other
activities. You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right,
or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances,
and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience. In
particular, engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in
military, leaders, managers and like are likely to be more affected than others.
collective level, expect a political tension building among developed
nations. Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made
accidents are also very likely. Other possibilities include a sudden rise in
terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate between Israelis and
Palestinians, and increased covert activities among nations.
Jupiter, which became retrograde on January
8, will stay retrograde until May 10, 2016 in the sidereal zodiac Leo. For
those who have a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's
period is currently in operation, such people are likely to feel the
deceleration in their progress. Remember it's only temporary! Need
to put more energy in to whatever you do to achieve what you need to achieve.
Saturn became retrograde on March 15 in sidereal Scorpio and is going to stay retrograde till
August 13, 2016. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience
slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
turned retrograde on April 18, and it will stay retrograde till
September 26. The Pluto energy is very subtle and the process of its
manifestation is slow. It's very transformational planet, and for those
who have predominant Pluto in their chart will likely to feel this unique
energy. On collective level, Pluto is responsible for world spiritual
transformation. During this period the process of transformation may
appear to be slow or stalled.
transit of Mars in Scorpio......
The Planet Mars entered
the sidereal zodiac sign Scorpio on February 20. While in
Scorpio, it turned
retrograde on April 18. With its
retrograde motion it goes back in Libra on June 18. It
becomes direct in Libra on June 30 and then with it's direct
motion re-enters Scorpio on July 11. It remains in Scorpio until September 18.
Thus, except for June 18- July 11, Mars occupies Scorpio from February
20 through September 18. Saturn, being in Scorpio all
through 2016, conjuncts Mars with one degree orb during August
Scorpio being a water and fixed sign
ruled by Mars, it becomes extremely challenging for Scorpio
resident Saturn when Mars is in Scorpio. Because by nature,
Mars and Saturn do not complement each other, when Mars dominates
(being the ruler of Scorpio) Saturn is naturally going to feel
totally out of place in Scorpio. Furthermore, because
Scorpio is a water (emotional) sign, Saturn in Scorpio feels
suffocated, withdrawn and paralyzed. Due
to the presence of Mars, Saturn is very likely to go off track and
potentially become self-destructive.
As a result of this challenging
combination of Saturn and Mars in Scorpio, February 20 through
September 18 will be filled with undesirable activities that will
affect not only the Middle-East but the entire world. Some of the
manifestations of this conjunction are: terrorism, ongoing
barbaric activities, senseless killings, persecutions, pain and
suffering, violence, wars and intolerable and tragic situations
for those who cannot defend themselves. In the United States, the
Republican Party will go through a dramatic and painful experience
since Saturn represents conservative principles. Financial
markets, especially oil and energy-related markets will exhibit
tremendous volatility. Natural calamities, including extreme
weather conditions, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of
significant magnitude, wildfires, hurricanes, snow storms etc.,
are likely to occur more frequently. Those who are born with the
Scorpio as ascendant or with Moon in Scorpio are likely to
experience difficult period filled with challenges; but the very
same experience will likely to provide them with the opportunity
to transform their lives in a positive way (self-discovery).
The important challenging planetary
for May include
Saturn-Jupiter (May 16 - June 1) square and Uranus-Saturn (May 30
- June 4) ninefold square.
16 - June 1) square
become responsible for
a challenging period for world religious leaders to carryout their
activities. The possibility of more controversies that test
traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious
authorities will have difficulty in keeping people
The manifestation of the
(May 30 - June 4) ninefold square may be reflected
in a social or political turmoil in the USA, Russia or China, and the rising
friction among these countries.
auspicious planetary configurations for May include
Pluto-Rahu (May 18 - July 20) trine, Pluto-Saturn (May 18-29),
Neptune-Saturn (May 3-10) and Uranus-Saturn (May 1-6) ninefold
sextiles and Neptune-Uranus (April 16 - May 7) ninefold
Pluto-Rahu (May 18 - July 20) trine is positive for
global economy. This period is also favorable for progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
The manifestation of Pluto-Saturn
(May 18-29), Neptune-Saturn (May 3-10) and Uranus-Saturn (May 1-6) ninefold
sextiles may be reflected in good period for European and Russian economy
and conservatives in the United States likely to find ways to expand their agenda without compromising with liberals on sticky
issues. Religious activities all around
the world are likely to expand with new vigor and energy. China and Russia are likely to experience some mild setbacks in their foreign
policies, especially the ones that deal with the United States.
(April 16 - May 7) ninefold conjunction may become responsible for a sudden change (either
positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia, magnificent advances in science and technology through
innovations, inventions, and discoveries.
The countries that are
more likely to be affected during
month are: Russia, China, Europe and the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Palestine-Israel