A total Solar Eclipse (August
A total solar eclipse occurs on
August 21 approximately
during the hours
of 17:00 to 19:00 of August 21 GMT. This total eclipse will be visible in continents of
North America, and a partial eclipse will be visible in all of North America,
northern South America, western Europe and Africa.
total eclipse will be visible from a narrow corridor through the United
States. According to Wikipedia, it will be first seen from land in the US shortly after 10:15 a.m. PDT at
Oregon's Pacific coast, then will progress eastward through Salem, Casper, Lincoln, Kansas
City, Nashville, and finally Charleston. A
partial eclipse will be seen for a greater time period, beginning shortly after
9 a.m. PDT at Oregon's Pacific coast.
longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds at 37°35′0″N 89°7′0″W in Giant
City State Park just south of Carbondale,
Illinois and the greatest extent will be at 36°58′0″N 87°40′18″W near Cerulean,
Kentucky between Hopkinsville and Princeton,
This eclipse is important since the Sun
and Moon will be within 4 degrees from Rahu, the northern or ascending node
in the sidereal zodiac sign Leo/Cancer (it's entering in Cancer from Leo on the
same day). The Sun and the Moon will be at about 4 degree sidereal Leo. Consequently this eclipse, according to
Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Leo rising or
Leo as moon sign. Incidentally, US President Trump has Leo rising
and he was born few hours prior to a total lunar eclipse.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with
either Sun or Moon in their natal charts 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 during the eclipse.
On world scene, North America,
northern South America, western Europe and Africa are likely to experience undesirable
happenings in the following several weeks.
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) continue to be Saturn, Venus, Pluto and Ketu.
August, the retrograde Saturn will be in
sidereal Scorpio (the sixth house of his
progressive chart), and in his ninefold progressive chart
Saturn will be in the 10th house. Venus will be in sidereal
Gemini, the 1st house of his progressive chart.
From Dasa standpoint, while Saturn
tends to become favorable for making it easy
for him to move forward possibly
with his health care, tax reform and budget agenda, the
10th house resident ninefold Saturn will be responsible
for more challenges in dealing with foreign affairs and
adversaries. The 1st house resident transiting
Venus will probably be positive for him for showmanship.
being in the 7th house of his progressive chart, will
continue to make
matters more difficult for him to deal with,
his own cabinet members and his agenda.
More importantly, when the planetary transits with respect to his natal
chart are considered, the transiting retrograde Saturn has been opposing his natal
Rahu (July 10 - Oct
10). As a result, he is likely to delve in matters that
will prove to be self destructive and failures. Since President Trump was born under Leo rising and was born few
hours prior to a total lunar eclipse.
It would be interesting to see how this upcoming (August 21) total solar eclipse
(which is going to be visible in all of the the United States) is going to
affect him as far as governing the country goes.
the transiting retrograde
Saturn has been in conjunction with his natal Moon (June 28 - Aug 10) and natal
Ketu (July 10 - Oct 10), and the
manifestation of these transits have been reflected in family crisis (Donald
Jr.'s Russian connection) and
separation from his family members (possibly Donald Jr., Jared Kushner and
Thus, while the operating planets are not so unfavorable for him from the Dasa
cycle standpoint, and the influence of transiting retrograde Saturn as explained above, may
become responsible for yet another challenging and serious month for him to deal with
people around him and his political agenda.
indicated last October in my US
2016 Presidential Election prediction, column,
as reproduced below, there was a very strong possibility
that President Trump would have difficulty remaining in power and have to let
that power go.
I must add that, regardless of the election outcome, the destiny of the United
States, which in my opinion, is very much dependent on the transiting Uranus.
And because the retrograde Uranus being temporarily back in the sidereal Pisces
and will not return to sidereal Aries (the cardinal fire sign) until April 2017,
there's a strong possibility that the election outcome may not matter come April
2017. Without being sensationalizing and dramatizing the future of the
United States, I think that when Uranus returns to sidereal Aries in April 2017
it will certainly and drastically change the political landscape. As a result,
it's very likely that the person who will be the leading the world's powerful
nation then as the president of the USA will be a different one."
the strong possibility of President Trump let his power go has not so far
materialized, he is not out of woods yet as the transiting retrograde
Saturn will oppose his natal Sun (June 8 - July 10) (self destructive) and his natal Rahu (July 10
- Oct 10) (demeaning, impulsive, arrogant, vicious and failure); quincunx
his natal Saturn (May 28 - June 27); and conjuncts his natal
Moon (June 28 - Aug 10) (family crisis). These four hits of the transiting retrograde
Saturn are crucial for him to overcome until the Saturn becomes direct (August
25) and then again the transiting Saturn sweeps through the same part of the
zodiac making the same four aspects (hits) till the end of the year that he must
Saturn's return to the sidereal Scorpio (June 22 - Oct 24)
On June 22, the retrograde Saturn returned to the sidereal zodiac
sign Scorpio, and it will remain retrograde in Scorpio till August 25.
After becoming direct on August 25, it will stay in Scorpio until October 24. Then it reenters sidereal Sagittarius and remains there till January
Scorpio being the water and fixed sign, for the next
four months, Saturn will strongly influence the world psyche, world
religions, commerce, and economy. In addition, Scorpio (disease, epidemics) Saturn
(restrictions, challenges) can be very
conducive for spreading of viruses. Scorpio being a water sign
(emotions, violence) and ruled by Mars (aggression, power and
violence), it is the most complicated (misunderstood) sign of
the zodiac, and when Saturn (the planet of restriction and
challenges) transits through this sign, typical manifestation
of this transit are: wars, violence, disagreements,
sufferings, mental sickness, injustice, famine and chaos in
Those who have Saturn in Scorpio will see their
lives transformed to a new setting (Saturn return) due to a drastic change (mostly at emotional
and psychological level). In my opinion, it's going to be a very positive and
exciting four months for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth
chart and have Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, and Capricorn as their natal ninefold (Navmansha)
On a world political scene, countries like India and Pakistan will make news
headlines. Covert activities in most part of the world will be on rise.
Terrorism or terrorist activities will gain new found momentum with increasing
number of incidences. The Middle-East region will continue to
be the battle ground, especially the countries like Syria,
Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Turkey and Iran.