Retrograde Mercury (July 26 - Aug 19)
26, the planet Mercury turned retrograde in
It will stay retrograde in Cancer until August
19. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Cancer means
more frustrating periods for nursing mothers, psychologists, reformers and people who work in
hospitals. 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.
It's also very emotional
time that may turn into a very depressing
period for those who have Mercury in Cancer and currently as an operating
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
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently influence
him most) for August continue to be Saturn and Venus.
In addition, Mercury will be his operating planet till November 25,
the retrograde 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 for the month. Venus will be in sidereal Virgo (the 4th
house of his progressive chart), and Cancer Mercury will be in the 2nd house of his
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
is unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart and in the first house of his ninefold progressive chart) for him. Therefore, 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. He might
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
Mercury in the 2nd house of his progressive charge is good for him from his
financial gains point of view, but it can become responsible for (especially till
August 19 due to its retrograde motion) possible
humiliation, delays and disappointments and political insecurity.
Thus, during August,
both the transit of Saturn and the ninefold Saturn are unfavorable, especially
the ninefold Saturn ( being in the first house of his progressive chart). While Venus
is favorable for him from his showmanship standpoint, the transiting Saturn spells
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
his political agenda.
President's former Campaign manager, Paul Manafort was convicted and President's
personal lawyer pleaded guilty that included hush money payments just before the
election to women he had affair with as the illegal campaign contribution to
keep them silent.
of Mars in sidereal Capricorn.......
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
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.
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, 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
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 natal charts.
Retrograde Saturn (April 18 -
Saturn became retrograde on April 11 in sidereal Sagittarius, and is going to stay retrograde till
September 6, 2018. 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 continue
to experience their positive period but at
slower rate. Usually a better way to deal with retrograde Saturn is
either put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal or use this time to take pause in
your outward activity and divert your energy more inward, such as reflecting
on what you have been doing.
If Saturn is not placed in your natal chart, and it is
currently active as an operating planet, then it's better to lay low and not
take any risk in starting a new activity or venture. In stead, focus on
things that you have postponing due to lack of time, such as cleaning that
closet, work around house or read a book you always wanted to read.
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.
important challenging planetary configurations
for August include
Rahu-Jupiter (Aug 11-15) ninefold opposition; Pluto-Neptune (July 13 - Aug 28),
Pluto-Uranus (Aug 1- Sept 21) and Pluto-Saturn (Aug 16 - Sept 7) ninefold
quincunxes; Uranus-Mars (July 28 - Aug 4) square.
The Rahu-Jupiter (Aug
11-15) ninefold opposition means: While this opposition is likely to temporarily
favor orthodox and ultra conservative religious authorities, it also is going to
sow seed of self destruction for those authorities. Some sort of religious
upheaval or conflict is likely to surface during this period. Also, it
may become responsible in slowing down social progress, humanitarian efforts,
and charity work. The morality, in general, is likely to take a backseat
and religious scandals may come to the surface during this period.
of the Pluto-Neptune (July 13 - Aug 28) ninefold quincunx may be reflected in
a fresh outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east.
the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
1- Sept 21) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for a unique change in the way the current US administration deals with other
nations with respect to its international trade and terrorism agenda, and also with its domestic matters.
There will be a
transformation of a political strategy that might become responsible of a change
in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the Trump administration as the planet
Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the
field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of
norms. Expect some serious issues that the Trump administration could get
16 - Sept 7) ninefold quincunx may become a cause for an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle-East, a strong possibility of natural as well as man-made calamities, and to
some extent, war-like climate in some part of the world. Tension between
Israelis and Palestinians will remain unabated. Some of the
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
Uranus-Mars (July 28 - Aug 4) square may become responsible for a sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made
important auspicious planetary configuration
for August include
Uranus-Saturn (Aug 1 - Sept 21) and Neptune-Jupiter (Aug 10-24) trines and Neptune-Uranus (July 25 - Aug
25) ninefold sextile.
Uranus-Saturn (Aug 1 - Sept 21) trine may become responsible for a
wonderful period for
religious activities all around the world. Also, this is a great time for
the USA to make some extraordinary progress in enhancing her image both internationally and
(Aug 10-24) trine means religious, academic, and social
fields are very likely to enjoy new and positive changes occurring in their
of the Neptune-Uranus (July 25
- Aug 25) ninefold sextile maybe reflected in an
extraordinary time for collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries
and inventions. Expect some new important technological breakthroughs
during this period. For the United States, in general, it's going to be a
remarkable and very successful period.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran and Palestine-Israel
regions), USA, Russia, China, North and South Korea and Europe.
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 August 16-31.
prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
16-17, 19-22, 25.
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
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.
Region: Fiji region,
Geographic coordinates: 18.165S,
178.144W, Magnitude: 8.2, Universal Time (UTC)
19 Aug 2018 00:19:37, Time near the
Epicenter: 19 Aug 2018
August 21: Region:
near the coast of Venezuela, Geographic coordinates:
10.739N, 62.911W, Magnitude:
7.3, Universal Time (UTC): 21 Aug
2018 21:31:43, Time near the
Epicenter: 21 Aug 2018
August 24: Region:
Peru-Brazil border region, Geographic coordinates:
11.042S, 70.817W, Magnitude:
7.1, Universal Time (UTC): 24 Aug
2018 09:04:07, Time near the
Epicenter: 24 Aug 2018
August 29: Region:
Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, Geographic coordinates:
22.066S, 170.050E, Magnitude: 7.1,
Universal Time (UTC): 29 Aug 2018
03:51:57, Time near the Epicenter: 29
Aug 2018 14:51:57
were four earthquakes of magnitude seven and higher in August. Two of them
occurred on the predicted dates (as listed above) and the other two occurred on
August 24 and 29, one of them missing the predicted date by about 15 hours and
other failed miserably.
on the last month's World Financial Markets
financial markets for August begin with a mixed to bearish tone for a few days,
then mixed for about couple of weeks or so and then bearish for a three days,
followed by mixed for about five days and then bearish for the rest of the
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.
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