transit in the sidereal Scorpio (October 11)........
October 11,2018, Jupiter leaves (sidereal) Libra and enters the next
zodiac sign, Scorpio. 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 Scorpio is 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
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 Ketu) will 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
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.
President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence him most) for
October continue to be Saturn and Venus. In addition, Mercury will be his
operating planet till November 25, 2018.
During October, Saturn will be in sidereal Sagittarius, the seventh house
of his progressive chart, and it will be in the 1st house of his ninefold
progressive chart till October 17th and then in the 2nd house of his
ninefold progressive chart. Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th house
of his progressive chart) and it becomes retrograde on October 6, and
Mercury will be in sidereal Virgo (the 4th house of his progressive chart)
till October 6, in sidereal Libra (the 5th house of his progressive chart)
till Oct 26 and then in sidereal Scorpio (the 6th house of his progressive
chart) for the remaining part of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn continues to be unfavorable (being in the
seventh house of his progressive chart and in the first house of his
ninefold progressive chart till Oct 17 and then in the 2nd house) for him.
Therefore, Mr. trump will likely to continue to be abrasive and cause a
lot of stir by exhibiting immature and senseless behavior 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 cabinet members,
family members and friends.
The manifestation of
the 5th house resident transiting Venus will be reflected in a
favorable period for him from his showmanship standpoint and solid support
from his base at least until Oct 6. However during its retrograde period
(Oct 6 onward) 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 a result.
transiting Mercury in the 4th house of his progressive charge is good for
his personal life until October 6, but then during Oct 6-26, being in the
5th house Mercury becomes unfavorable for him, especially with regard to
dealing with females, as he will be creating more enemies and operate
under fear of losing his presidency, humiliation, and disappointments
during that time.
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 three months.
Thus, during October,
both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable,
especially the ninefold Saturn (being in the first and the second house of
his progressive chart). 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 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 for advancing his political agenda.
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
direct and stays in Libra till December 31.
Venus becomes retrograde
about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for about six weeks.
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.
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 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 especially if they are currently being
influenced by Venus through their current progressive cycles.
of Mars in sidereal Capricorn (May 2 - November 6).......
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.
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
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,
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, a 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.
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).
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 Mar's placement in their