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 Supreme
Court nominee hearings about sexual allegations, California wildfires, mass
killing incidents in California, Chicago and other places) 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 (Democrats winning the House of
Congress) 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.
Retrograde Mercury (Nov 17 - Dec 7)
17, the planet Mercury became 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 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 December continue to be Saturn and Venus.
December, 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 till December 26, and then in the fourth house of his
ninefold progressive chart for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal Libra (the 5th
house of his progressive chart) for the entire month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable (being in the seventh house of his progressive chart),
however, because it will be in the favorable 3rd house of his ninefold progressive
chart till December 26, the net result might be somewhat less unfavorable. As
a result, although Mr. trump is likely to continue to have challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike, the intensity of those challenges will certainly be less. 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,
for the entire month,
he might get involved with women for the wrong reason and become frustrated as
transiting Rahu will be in conjunct with his natal Venus, confirming the
higher degree of possibility of surfacing his problems with women.
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.
November, the transit of Saturn is unfavorable and the ninefold Saturn is
favorable, resulting in overall less unfavorable. While Venus
is partly favorable for him from his showmanship standpoint, the transiting Saturn
and the transiting Uranus squaring the transiting lunar nodes and the transiting
Rahu in conjunct with his natal Venus, 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.
important challenging planetary configurations
for December include
Neptune-Saturn (Dec 22-28) ninefold quincunx, Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 29 - Dec 29)
square; Uranus-Saturn (Dec 8-12), Pluto-Saturn (Dec 19-26) and
Saturn-Jupiter (Dec 24-30) ninefold squares; Neptune-Mars (Dec 5-7)
conjunction and Saturn-Rahu (Dec 7-11) ninefold conjunction.
manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn
(Dec 22-28) ninefold quincunx maybe reflected in rise in covert
activities and natural as well as man-made calamities. Places like Russia and China are likely to
experience political and social turmoil. Non-democratic countries (such as Saudi
Arabia) are likely to
see shift of power from one faction (or dictator) to another. Religious
activities around the world will likely to appear more secretive than open.
(Dec 8-12) ninefold square may turn out to be a cause for a social
and/or political turmoil in the United States, Russia and China, as well as
tensions rising among these nations.
The Pluto-Saturn (Dec
19-26) ninefold square may become responsible for serious political and
social challenges and sudden changes for Russia and Putin administration. To some extent China
is likely to have a similar experience.
of the Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (Sept 29 - Dec 29) square may be reflected in having
United States and particularly
the President Trump and his administration to take extra precaution in
dealing with foreign matters (recent one is the alleged killing of Washington
Post reporter in Turkey in Saudi consulate). This is a long three month period, and it's likely
to be filled with lot of anxieties and uncertainties culminating into the
capitulation of the current state of politics. In addition, terrorist activities are likely to occur in
the United States (mass killing in California, for instance) besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and Palestine).
(Dec 24-30) ninefold square means religions around the world will
find difficulty in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test
traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious
authorities will have difficulty in keeping people
The Neptune-Mars (Dec
5-7) conjunction may become responsible for peak in covert activities. China and Russia are likely to experience some very drastic changes
in the political arena which will influence the psyche of those nation at a
The manifestation of the Saturn-Rahu (Dec
7-11) ninefold conjunction maybe reflected in political turmoil in places
like Russia, China and to some extent,
Europe. Also, for the Republic Party in
the United States and for republicans, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
important auspicious planetary configuration
for December include
Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 - Mar 11) and Neptune-Rahu (Dec 30 - Jan 7) ninefold
trines, Pluto-Mars (Dec 15-17) sextile.
Pluto-Neptune (Dec 20 - Mar 11) ninefold trine may become responsible for
either in bringing terrorism under control or even wiping out major
terrorist cells through covert operation. In addition, this ninefold trine is good for Russia
and to some extent for China. Also, on technological front, expect some positive
breakthroughs in medical, high technology and biotechnology fields.
Neptune-Rahu (Dec 30 - Jan
7) ninefold trine may be reflected in
religious activities all around
the world with new vigor and energy. Conservatives will
have upper hand over the liberals, China and Russia are likely to see positive
developments occurring in the social and economical fields.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States,
Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
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 December
1-30, especially in the United States.
prediction model III the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
December 1, 3-4,
6, 10-12, 18, 24, 26-27, 29.
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2018 are provided at Earthquake
December 5: Region:
Southeast of the Loyalty Islands, Geographic coordinates:
21.968S, 169.446E, Magnitude: 7.5,
Universal Time (UTC): 5 Dec 2018
04:18:08, Time near the Epicenter: 5
Dec 2018 15:18:08
South Sandwich Islands region, Geographic coordinates:
58.598S, 26.466W, Magnitude:
7.1, Universal Time (UTC): 11 Dec
2018 02:26:33, Time near the
Epicenter: 11 Dec 2018
December 20: Region: Komandorskiye
Ostrova, Russia region, Geographic coordinates: 55.106N,
164.709E, Magnitude: 7.4, Universal
Time (UTC): 20 Dec 2018
17:01:54, Time near the Epicenter: 21
Dec 2018 04:01:54
There were three earthquakes of magnitude 7 and higher in December. One of
them (December 11) occurred on the prediction date, while December 5th one
missed the prediction date by about 4 hours, and the third one missed the
prediction date miserably.
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
on the last month's World Financial Markets
financial markets for December begin with a mixed tone for first 3-4 days, then
bearish for about three weeks or so, then mixed for 3-4 days, and finally ends the
month with a bullish tone.
must be noted that the basis for the following predictions mainly include 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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