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Comments on last month's (May) Predictions
Date Posted: May 31, 2018

Transit of Mars in sidereal Capricorn.......

One of the important astrological events of 2018 is the transit of Mars in the sidereal Capricorn. Mars enters the sidereal Capricorn on May 2, 2018 and it stays in Capricorn for more than six months till November 6, 2018.  During that stay in Capricorn, Mars turns retrograde on June 27 and then it becomes direct on August 28.  

Mars is the planet of action, energy and strength, and it becomes exalted in Capricorn.  Capricorn being the earth and cardinal sign, it's the perfect sign for Mars to explode (cardinal being the lead sign) with a tremendous strength.  And the manifestation of that energy will be reflected in the material world (earth sign) with tremendous ups and downs (ups during its direct motion and downs during its retrograde motion) that will be intensely experienced by the entire  world, especially by the military personnel (Mars being the fire sign with tremendous energy and strength), sportsmen, warriors, fighters, commanders, leaders and people in power in almost every field (especially in politics and business). Also, Capricorn being the earth sign, the sign of accumulation of material wealth, the transit of Mars through Capricorn means volatility in the financial markets.

During May 2 - June 27, we are likely to enjoy the positive energy of Mars as it begins its journey through Capricorn.  But then during June 27 through August 28, we are likely to feel the negative energy of the retrograde Mars as the ride starts becoming painful and frustrating.  Thus, during June 27-August 28, the possibility of war, violence, destruction of material wealth due to natural as well as man-made calamities, social and political uproars, financial markets coming under tremendous pressure, political leaders and business executives feeling the pains are very real. After August 28 till November 6, we are likely to go through a slow period of recovery for at least few weeks before we regain the full speed of positive energy of Mars.  

The intensity of negative energy of Capricorn Mars will be more apparent during its close square (with in three degrees) with Uranus (May 12-17; July 28 - Aug 4; Sept 15-20) and opposition with the lunar north node, Rahu (June 9-18; July 12-22; Sept 19-23).

While for those who have well placed Mars in their natal charts are likely to do well during this transit of Mars, the others will feel unbearable pain and perhaps emotional breakdowns depending on the Mars placements in their natal charts.

About President Donald Trump and his challenges......

President Trump's operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for May will continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Neptune remains operating planet for the rest of the month.

During May, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house of his progressive chart. And it will be in the 3rd house of his ninefold progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Taurus (the 12th house of his progressive chart) until May 14, and then in Gemini (the 1st house of his progressive chart) for the rest of the month.  Neptune will be 9th house of his progressive chart and in the 11th house of his ninefold progressive chart. 

From Dasa standpoint, Saturn is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart) for him, but being in the 3rd house of his ninefold progressive chart, it's favorable for him during May. Therefore, while Mr. trump will likely to continue to cause a lot of stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike, simultaneously he is also likely to get his way in moving his agenda forward and to some extent victorious over his adversaries. However, through the entire month he might get involved in direct confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his family members and friends.

The manifestation of the twelfth house resident transiting Venus, until May 14, will be reflected in, as far his dealings with women are concerned, more vulnerability to women and improper behavior with them.

The deceptive Neptune may become cause for he being surrounded with deceptive atmosphere and will likely to face with lot of issues related to the ongoing Russia probe by the special council, while simultaneously facing intense opposition from GOP leaders. 

When the planetary transits with respect to his natal chart are considered, the transiting Mars will oppose his natal Saturn during May 2-5 resulting in intensive political fire work and drama. Furthermore the transiting Mars will oppose Venus (May 6-12), and would likely to bring out the sex related scandals that he had in the past but denied being involved with them. In addition, the transiting Mars will be in 8th house of his progressive chart, and it  will make him more frustrated and helpless in governing the White House and the country.

Thus, while during April, the favorable transit of ninefold Saturn may bestow him with some political success, the deceptive Neptune and turbulent Mars in his transit chart are likely to become responsible for yet another extremely challenging and trying month for him to deal with the ongoing Russia probe, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and in advancing his political agenda.

 

Global Predictions........

The important challenging planetary configurations for May include Uranus-Rahu (May 10-16) and Pluto-Uranus (May 28 - June 7) ninefold oppositions, Neptune-Rahu (May 15-23) ninefold quincunx, Uranus-Saturn (April 24-May 2) ninefold square and Uranus-Mars (May 12-15) square. 

The manifestation of the Uranus-Rahu (May 10-16) ninefold opposition will be reflected in a difficult period the United States, and in particular, the Republican Party and republicans are likely to run into. Also, USA and China likely to continue to go through a crisis situation during this period.

The Pluto-Uranus (May 28 - June 7) ninefold opposition may become responsible for a unique change in the way the current Trump administration deals with other nations with respect to its Make America Great Again and terrorism agenda and foreign policy matters. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get tangled with.

The Neptune-Rahu (May 15-23) ninefold quincunx may become cause for a social as well as an economic turmoil in Russia and China. 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.

The Uranus-Saturn (April 24-May 2) ninefold square may become responsible for a social or political turmoil in the USA, Russia or China, as well as rising tensions between the USA and Russia, and USA and China.

The Uranus-Mars (May 12-15) square means a strong possibility of some sudden outbreak of an undesirable happening and both natural and man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be affected during this period would be the United States of America, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.

 

The important auspicious planetary configuration for May include Neptune-Saturn (April 17 - May 5) and Pluto-Saturn (May 26 - June 9) ninefold trines, and Neptune-Jupiter (May 17 - June 1) trine, 

While the Neptune-Saturn (April 17 - May 5) ninefold trine may become responsible for a significant progress in most of the technological areas via inventions and discoveries and the influence of spiritual and religious activities imparting positive energy and creating a very healthy atmosphere around us, the Pluto-Saturn (May 26 - June 9) ninefold trine means 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.

The manifestations of the Neptune-Jupiter (May 17 - June 1) trine may be reflected in the positive changes in religious, academic, and social fields collectively helping the material and spiritual growth for humanity in general.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  USA, China, Russia, North and South Korea and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine-Israel regions).   

      Natural and Man-made Calamities........

      The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are more likely to occur during May 1-2, 10-23, 27-31.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on May 1-3, 5-7, 9-21, 25, 27-29, 31.  Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2017 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2018.   

There was no earthquake of magnitude seven and higher during May.

While man-made calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents, and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts, hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires
Comments on the last month's  World Financial Markets predictions

World financial markets for May begin with a bearish tone for a couple of days, then mixed for about five days, then bearish again for a week and finally markets end the month with a mixed tone.

It must be noted that the basis for the following predictions mainly includes the influence of the planets Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars along with the slower moving modern planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. For the ninefold analysis, the fast moving planets like Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Moon can also influence the outcome of the world markets. However, these influences, although usually insignificant, are difficult to account for as the analysis then becomes too complex to make market predictions.  Therefore, should it become necessary to account for the influence of fast moving planets the timely advanced updates whenever appropriate will be provided.

May 1-3: Bearish

May 4-9: Mixed    

May 10-16: Bearish

May 17-31: Mixed    

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