What to expect for US
Mid-Term Elections ...........
The most dominant force behind the
current political events in the United States from planetary standpoint is the
squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes as they are approaching the exact square
aspects around November 6 (within 1/2 degree). Since Uranus loves change
and likes to do away with the existing structure by replacing a new, As a
result, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the congressional incumbents find
themselves with tremendous difficulties in retaining their seats. As I
have pointed out below, next couple of months are going to witness
extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful period for the USA, especially from
politics and social unrest standpoint. In addition, the Uranus-Venus
opposition (with both planets being retrograde), there is likely to be huge
election surprises with lot of women winning the congressional seats.
Retrograde Mercury (Nov 17 - Dec 7)
17, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde in Scorpio until December
7. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Scorpio means
more frustrating periods for people in military, surgeons, sportsmen and people
in politics in general, and particularly for those who
are in governments,
academic area and researchers. 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.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if Mercury
is currently your operating planet, then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's currently transiting through in your
of Uranus with Lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu (Sept
29 - Dec 29).......
of October, November and December are likely to turn out to be
extra-ordinarily chaotic, violent and painful for the USA, especially from
politics and social unrest standpoint (as evidenced by the recent Supreme
Court nominee hearings about sexual allegations) as the lunar nodes (Rahu and
be squaring Aries- transiting Uranus during these months. This is a long three month
period due to retrograde Uranus moving almost at the same speed as the
backward moving lunar nodes. And because Uranus happens to be the planet
of USA and lunar nodes being Karmic, it's likely
to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the
capitulation of the current state of politics in the United States as the
national Karma is going to be worked out during this long three month
light of President Donald Trump's achievements and challenges so far, in my
opinion, he is the symbol of the current state of the American public sentiment
and the divide.
Despite all the challenges, chaos and his defiance of the established norms, the
reason he is still in power is solely due to the strength of his tenth house
Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart representing the powerful force
(support of his solid base that totally shares his view of the world) and of
entanglement of his destiny with the country's destiny. Now with Uranus
squaring the lunar nodes, Rahu and Ketu, his challenges are likely to multiply
manifold during these three months.
question would then be "would he survive?". My
short answer to this question is "Most likely not". If he does
(representing, for better or worse, the karmic force of the destiny of the
USA), then the manifestation of his survival would certainly be reflected in
the strength of his tenth house Rahu-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart
representing the powerful force (support of his solid base that shares his view
of the world) of entanglement of his destiny with the country's destiny.
I wouldn't be surprised if on one the fine mornings during 2018 or early 2019
we wakeup with his tweet of quitting his job or resignation or by legally being
removed from the White House due to the fatal Sun-Rahu conjunction in the tenth house
of his natal chart.
of Venus in sidereal Libra (September 1 - December 31)......
September 1, the planet Venus entered the sidereal Libra, and it is
going to stay in Libra till the end of this year (December 31), a long four
month period. It's because while transiting through Libra it turns retrograde
on October 6th, stays retrograde till November 16, and then becomes
direct and stays in Libra till December 31.
retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six
general, a Libra 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. Sexual
scandals of prominent people are likely to make headlines.
However during its direct motion Sept 1 through Oct 6 and
then Nov 16 through December 31, it's a very positive and rewarding period for
people with Libra Venus in their natal charts. Entertainment industries
likely to advance with phenomenal success.
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 during its retrograde period. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie
directors and producers may
find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus period
they are currently being influenced by Venus through their current progressive
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) for November continue to be Saturn and Venus.
In addition, Mercury will be his operating planet till November 25, 2018.
November, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh
house of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 2nd house of his ninefold
progressive chart till November 27, and then in the third house of his
ninefold progressive chart till the end of the month. The retrograde Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th
house of his progressive chart) for the entire month, and it becomes direct on
November 16. Mercury will be in sidereal
Virgo (the 6th house of his
progressive chart) for the entire month. Mercury becomes retrograde on
November 17 and stays retrograde in Scorpio till the end of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the
second house of his ninefold progressive
chart till November 27) for him.
Therefore, Mr. trump will likely to continue to have challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. He will
continue to be haunted by Russia probe. He will even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also his
family members and friends.
The manifestation of the
resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a favorable period for him from his
showmanship standpoint and solid support from his base for the entire month.
However, while its retrograde, Venus may become
detrimental to his showmanship performance, probably due to his dealing with
females or female issues. Also, for the entire month,
he might get involve with women for the wrong reason and become frustrated as
Mercury in the 6th house of his progressive charge is good for his personal life,
fame and success in his political endeavors.
In addition, as
described under the squares of Uranus with the lunar nodes (above) the
transiting Rahu will be in square with the transiting Uranus till the end of
the year, and Rahu and Uranus being in conjunction in the 10th house of his
natal chart, his challenges are likely to multiply
manifold during the next two months.
both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable, especially
the ninefold Saturn (being in second house of his progressive chart till
November 27). While Venus
is partly favorable for him from his showmanship standpoint, the transiting Saturn
and the transiting Uranus squaring the transiting lunar nodes spell
a troubling period for him from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in for yet another extremely challenging,
trying and eventful month for him to deal with
the ongoing Russia probe, immigration, women, suspicious and insecure people around him and
his political agenda.
transit in the sidereal Scorpio (October 11)........
October 11,2018, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Libra and enters the next zodiac sign,
Jupiter's transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a
year. Jupiter will stay in Scorpio till March 27, 2019 and then enter
Sagittarius and briefly stay there until April 25 (just about a month) and then
return to Scorpio and stays in Scorpio until November 5, 2019. Scorpio being
fixed and water sign ruled by friendly Mars, Jupiter in Scorpio has
a tendency to enhance material prosperity of those who have well placed and
connected Mars and Jupiter in their birth charts. For those who have Jupiter's
placement in their natal chart more inclined towards non-material aspects of
life, Jupiter in water sign Scorpio is likely to help them evolve spiritually. In general, transit of Jupiter in
positive. For one thing spiritual prosperity around the world is more likely to expand. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter's positive influence on
spiritual prosperity, effects of other planets should also be taken into account to
assess the net result or effect). In addition, the influence of spiritual
leaders, social reformers
and in general, people that deal with philanthropy and philosophy are likely to
take lead in shaping the future direction of human evolution
through the philosophical and spiritual debates. Being in the challenging water
sign Scorpio, Jupiter's journey through Scorpio will be marked with painful
transformation. In general, the Scorpio
Jupiter is known to be responsible for world spiritual transformation and expansion. So from that
perspective expect some positive spiritual changes during this period and welcome
the Jupiter's entry in Scorpio.
individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and
have Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Cancer or Libra as their natal ninefold
ascendant are likely to experience a very positive twelve months period.