Astrological Insights for July 2019
of the significant planetary events for July is the transit of Mars and
Mercury in sidereal Cancer. Mars in sidereal Cancer till August 8, along with
Mercury in the same sign (because Mercury becomes retrograde in Cancer, its
transit in Cancer is extended till August 26) is likely to play a significant
role, the manifestation of which will distinctly be reflected in confusion,
misunderstanding, frustration and flaring of temper not only in
political matters all around the world (especially in United States, Middle
East (Israel, Iran, Syria), India and Pakistan) but also at personal level in
lives of those who have poor placement of Mars in their natal charts and
unfavorable aspect of Mars with Mercury. Mercury in water sign, being
suffocated, usually have trouble expressing himself or herself and debilitated
Mars in water sign Cancer has a tendency to keep the rage inside until it
boils up and explodes.
significant event (which has been going on since March) continues to be the perfect conjunction of transiting Saturn
and the south lunar node Ketu (and opposition of Saturn and Rahu) in sidereal
Sagittarius being a fire and spiritual sign ruled by Jupiter, it's about the
righteousness and our judicial perception coming under attack. It will be
reflected in all aspects of our lives, especially in social, political areas and the areas
where power and corruption dominates.
a period when karmic forces are working under full force, and experiences that
typically have no logical explanations resulting in "why it's happening
to me?" are likely to be far more frequent at both personal and
collective level. But at the same time, It's a period when after having
gone through painful experiences ultimately patience and perseverance
a period when our prejudices and conditionings are challenged and open up the
possibilities to shed them through understanding of "what is" and
let go of "what should be or what we would like it to be" and the
potential for seeing the reality by lifting the fog of illusion around us-a
process referred to as self-realization. This is a period when a
potential for true transformation (a spiritual experience) happens if we are
aware and conscious about around surrounding. More on this below under Saturn-Rahu
a result, it's possible that the collective political, religious and social
events all around the world, may go through a process of irreversible
transformation (a recent example, Iran-USA conflict that might become very
dangerous if the countries involve ignore the prudent approach to solve their
conflict , and also the debates among the democratic party's presidential
nominee hopefuls) that might be required to align the forces of nature
(Saturn-Ketu conjunction), as a next step of our human evolution!
A partial Lunar Eclipse (July 16 at
A partial lunar eclipse occurs on July 16 during the hours of
19:00 to 23:40
GMT. It's not a strong eclipse, and it will be visible in Australia, Africa,
South America, most of Europe and Asia. Since it's a weaker type (
Sun and Moon going to be away from the lunar nodes by about 6 degrees) I
don't expect it to influence the world events in significantly negative
However, according to
Vedic astrology, this eclipse is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal
Gemini or Sagittarius rising or Gemini or Sagittarius as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with
either Sun or Moon in their natal charts, should take it easy. It's probably not a good
day. Take extra precaution and avoid any sort of new activity or new venture
during the eclipse.
On world scene, Australia, Africa, South America,
most of Europe and Asia, might experience some undesirable
Retrograde Mercury (July 8 - Aug 1)
8, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde in Cancer till August 1. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Cancer
more frustrating periods for water sign dominated people, such as social
reformers, nuns, nurses, religious leaders, philosophers, and philanthropists.
These people are likely to find themselves a bit suffocated to express
themselves to public. 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
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
transit of the lunar node Rahu in sidereal Gemini and Ketu in sidereal
Sagittarius (March 8, 2019 - September 25, 2020).......
backward moving lunar nodes (which represent the point of intersections of
earth's orbit around the Sun and the Moon's orbit around the Earth) Rahu and
Ketu stay in one sign for approximately 18 to 18 1/2 months, and on
March 8, they changed signs (Rahu from Cancer to Gemini and Ketu from
Capricorn to Sagittarius). And they remain in their respective signs till
September 25, 2020.
for individuals, Rahu and Ketu are considered as karmic planets. Those who
have Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant are
likely to be benefited by positive energy of these lunar nodes for next 18
months or so. While Leo and Virgo ninefold ascendant people will likely
to see financial gains and professional success, Libra and Aries ascendant
people will put their new ideas to work by successfully implementing them. The
Capricorn ascendant people will be victorious over their rivals and overcome
heavy odds to be successful in whatever they do.
next next 6 to 8 months the lunar node Rahu will be making oppositions with
planets Saturn and Pluto (and simultaneously the lunar node Ketu will conjunct
Saturn and Pluto) These opposition and conjunction aspects will be very
strong and intense.
Saturn-Rahu opposition occurs during March 31 - October 23 (within
three degrees). It usually deals with intense karmic experiences for
both individuals and collectively for a society or nation as a whole.
individuals, based on their natal charts, if they have challenging placement
of these planets, they are likely to go through painful material experiences as a
part of their karmic redemption process, and only through the awareness
while going through
these painful experiences, such individuals can transform their lives by
understanding themselves, a process usually refers as a self
collective level (societies or nations), places like Russia, China, Saudi
Arabia and Iran are likely to experience social or political unrest. In the
United States, the political Republican party and republicans may go through
unwanted painful experiences during this period.
Pluto-Rahu opposition within three degree orb, occurs during February
16 - May 25 (within three degrees). Similar to Saturn-Rahu opposition it
deals with intense karmic experiences for both individuals and societies or
nations, but such experiences will likely to be very drastic and unbearable.
those who have challenging placements of these planets in their natal
charts, are likely to have intense karmic experiences. These experiences are
extremely intense, and they will certainly (and drastically) change our
comfort zones that we are used to, and after having gone through a period of
struggle and adjustment, we (in a way forced) will likely to arrive at and
must adjust to a new level of living (both materially and
non-materially). Again the idea here is the same as that for Saturn-Rahu
opposition that only through the awareness while going through
these painful experiences,
such individuals can transform their lives by understanding themselves, a
process usually refers as self realization.
On a collective level, an eruption of new waves of
violence in the Palestine-Israel region is likely. In addition, world religions in general,
and religious leaders in particular, may experience themselves having to go
through crisis that demand changes. In other words, the orthodox religious
leaders may come under social and moral pressures to change the way they handle
About President Donald Trump and his challenges......
operating planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for July continue to be Saturn, Venus, Pluto and Ketu. While Saturn
and Venus will continue to be operating planets for him for several more years, Pluto and
Ketu will continue to be till
August 29, 2019.
Saturn will be in the sidereal Sagittarius, in the seventh
house of his progressive chart, and in the 6th house of his ninefold
progressive chart till July 8 and then in the 5th for the rest of the month. Venus will be in sidereal
Gemini (the 1st
house of his progressive chart) till July 23, and then in Cancer (the 2nd house of his progressive chart)
for the rest of the month.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the seventh house of his progressive
chart, but favorable being in the 6th house his ninefold progressive chart
till July 8th and then unfavorable being in the 5th house of his ninefold
progressive chart. Thus,
it's a mixed picture. Due to being in the 7th house of his progressive
chart, Mr. Trump, as has been, will continue to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. He will still continue to be haunted by Mueller report's fallout, his
income tax returns and business litigations. He will even get involved in direct
confrontations with people that include not only his adversaries but also with his
cabinet and family members. However, at least until July 8th,
(being in the 6th of of his ninefold progressive chart) Saturn is favorable for him, and
therefore, to some extent he is likely to have things go his way
in politics. But after July 8, confusion and disappointment become
keywords to describe his political experiences.
The manifestation of the
resident transiting Venus is favorable for him for personal life happiness
standpoint till July 23. The 2nd house resident transiting Venus is also favorable
for financial gains and material happiness standpoint. However, the transiting Venus will conjunct natal
Saturn during July 23-25, and as a result, he is likely to face challenges from females
(e.g. the Speaker Pelosi), getting increasing frustrated in dealing with females
and female related issues.
The 7th house
resident Pluto in both the progressive and ninefold progressive charts is
certainly not positive for him as he will encounter sudden, unexpected
and explosive situations, finding them extremely difficult to deal with.
In addition, the transiting Pluto is going to be in quincunx with his natal
Rahu, making it extraordinarily
challenging from politics standpoint. Furthermore, the 7th
house resident transiting Ketu, conjuncting transiting Saturn will certainly add fuel to fire
the matters worse.
Thus, during July,
of Saturn in his the progressive and the favorable transit of Saturn in his ninefold progressive
chart presents a mixed picture, the conjunction of explosive and operating
transiting planets Saturn and Ketu in the 7th house of his progressive
chart will create more political and
personal challenges from legality and insecurity standpoint, resulting in an yet
another trying and frustrating month for him to deal with
the fallout from Mueller report, investigations by House democrats into his
taxes and business dealings, suspicious and insecure people around him.
although a weak one, a partial lunar eclipse occurring on July 16 may become
responsible for activating negative energy and negative impulse affecting
actions of President Trump during July 16-17 since he was born only a few
hours prior to a powerful lunar eclipse.
important challenging planetary configurations
for July include
Saturn-Rahu (April 25 - Sept 30) opposition; Saturn-Mars (July 25-27),
Neptune-Mars (July 28-30) quincunxes, and Pluto-Neptune (June 23 - Sept
21) ninefold quincunx; Uranus-Mars (July 9-11) square; Uranus-Saturn (July
17-24) and Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (July 24 - Aug 2) ninefold squares
(April 25 - Sept 30) opposition
may become responsible for
social or political unrest in places like Russia or China (Hong Kong turmoil), and also for eruptions
of violence incidences at unexpected places stemming from racism and
religious hate. In addition, for the Republican Party and republicans
in the United States, it may prove to be prudent to stay on
guard during this period.
The manifestation of Saturn-Mars
(July 25-27) quincunx may be reflected in a short term but very intensive
friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence,
especially in Middle East will be on rise. Outbreak of an
undesirable happening, and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made
calamities are real possibilities.
The cause of Neptune-Mars
(July 28-30) quincunx may result in an outbreak of covert activities among
leading nations and possibilities of both natural and
man-made calamities. The countries that are most likely to be
affected during this period will be: the United States of America, Russia,
China, Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Israel.
The Pluto-Neptune (June 23 - Sept
21) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for: An eruption
of new waves of violence in the Palestine-Israel, Iran, Syria and
Afghanistan-Pakistan regions. Occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities
all around the world, and Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The cause of Uranus-Mars (July
9-11) square may result in a sudden outbreak of an
undesirable happening and strong possibilities of both natural and man-made
calamities. The Democratic Party in the United States may find itself in a very
difficult and frustrating situation. The political situation in Israel may
(July 17-24) ninefold square may become responsible for renewed friction
between Republican and Democratic Parties as well as rising tensions between
USA and China and USA and Russia.
The manifestation of Uranus-Rahu/Ketu
(July 24 - Aug 2) ninefold squares are likely to be reflected in a difficult
and messy situation for President Trump and his administration in
dealing with foreign matters. Terrorist activities are likely to occur in
the United States besides the volatile region of the Middle-East (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and
important auspicious planetary configuration
for July include Neptune-Rahu
(June 1 - July 5) trine and Neptune-Jupiter (July 16-August 24) ninefold
of the Neptune-Rahu (June 1 -
July 5) trine
may be reflected
in a positive period for Russia and China. Also, most of the
technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and
Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive
energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.
(July 16-August 24) ninefold trine may become responsible for new and positive changes
in religious, academic, and social
fields that people are likely to enjoy.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: The USA, Russia,
China, India, Pakistan, Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions), 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 likely
to occur through the entire month, more specifically during July
on the Earthquake
prediction model V (yet to be published) the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
4, 7-11, 15, 18-20, 23, 30-31.
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2019 are provided at
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