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July 31, 2020

Monthly Astrological Insights for August 2020  

On August 16, the mighty Mars will be entering sidereal Aries, a fire and cardinal sign ruled by Mars.  About the same time the Aries resident explosive Uranus will become retrograde creating tremendous uncertainty to the already volatile political atmosphere in the United States. It would be a drama of the decade.  Furthermore, later in September, when Mars turns retrograde joining the retrograde Uranus (both in the fire sign Aries), the planetary impulses of both Mars and Uranus are likely to activate the force of nature that might appear to be very painful and deadly. 

For those of you who have predominant Mars in their birth charts and if it's currently active through your Gochar (transit) chart, then you are very likely to experience an extremely eventful month with lot of activities.  You may have to repeat things over many times to get it right, or you may have to deal with unfortunate and totally unexpected circumstances, and in general, you may end up in having a very frustrating experience.  In particular, politicians, leaders, engineers, designers, construction workers, people who work in military, managers and like are likely to be more affected than others.

At a collective level, expect a political tension building among developed nations.  Destruction of wealth due to natural calamities or man made accidents are also very likely. On going aftermath of Covid-19 worldwide outbreak and a sudden rise in terrorist activities, escalation in a warlike climate, and of course increased covert activities among nations are the real possibilities.

As in July, two major planets ( Pluto and Jupiter) will likely to continue the painful experiences (such as the Covid-19) in August that we have been through in July.

Among the retrograde planets, Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter are certainly important as they all will be imparting their impulses, requiring us to stop going forward with our ambitious agenda of acquiring material success and instead taking a pause to look inward and perhaps reflect on life in a meaningful way. And these reflections become the basis for our next step of collective human evolution.  

 

Retrograde Jupiter (May 15 - September 13) 

Jupiter became retrograde in sidereal Capricorn on May 15 and with its retrograde motion it returned to Sagittarius on July 1, 2020. It remains retrograde in Sagittarius until September 13.  

While in Sagittarius, being a fire and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter itself, Jupiter in Sagittarius deals with judicial matters, being righteous and believes in the cause of social reforming, through the forces of activism and other it finds way to meet those goals. 

For those who have a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in operation, such folks are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.  Remember it's only temporary!  Need to put more energy in to whatever you do to achieve what you need to achieve.

On the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion" will dominate and things are likely to move at much slower rate.  The world economy may experience a slower growth.

Retrograde Saturn (May 11 - September 29)

Saturn became retrograde on May 11 in sidereal Capricorn, and is going to stay retrograde till September 29 in Capricorn.  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 experience slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in to whatever you do to work towards your goal.

On 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.

 

About President Donald Trump and his present challenges

President Trump appears to be self-destructive and continues to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries alike. In addition to be frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people. Despite the on  going Coronavirus crisis, he will continue to drive his own agenda with no evidence or proof and have an on going friction with his cabinet members and political adversaries. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with congress men and women and others.  

However, due to the favorable Venus transit, his rating might start rising again, albeit slowly. In addition, Uranus might favor him in figuring out the winning strategy as election date nears.

While Jupiter will be unfavorable from the health standpoint, Rahu will be responsible for him for adhering to lying strategy  Overall chaos, fear,  confusion and disappointment will continue to be a center of his political experiences.  

The most serious challenge that has been persistent for last few month is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn. During August it will continue to be intensive.  From governing the country standpoint, he would likely to be overwhelmed by defeat and humiliation.

Thus, during August, the challenging transit of Saturn will continue to present very intensive and painful time for him.  But the favorable influence of Uranus and Venus transit will help him pave the way to get out of the slump and slowly rise again in poll numbers. However, the opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly continue to create explosive political climate, governing failures, mishandling of coronavirus crisis, and therefore, resulting in  yet another trying and frustrating month.

However, when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus in the 10th house of his natal chart,  and Moon in very close conjunction with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not surprising why he operates the way he does.  It seems to me that he is totally driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history) which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in the 10th house of his natal chart. 

It's the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going through at this point in time. Perhaps, it's a part of a painful process of transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution. If the country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events in August. Perhaps, it seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans finally may bring out that "CHANGE". (more astrological details)  

 

Global Predictions........

The important challenging possibilities for August include: 

July 16 - Aug 2: Social as well as economic turmoil in Russia and China. Covert activities around the world may find a new momentum with regard to terrorism, election interference and other international conflicts.

July 21 - Aug 11: A sudden change (either positive and negative) in relationship between USA and Russia.

July 25 - Sept 16: A social or political unrest in places like Russia or China. Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and for republicans including for the republican president, it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.

Aug 4-12: A social or political turmoil in Russia, China and the United States, as well as in rising tensions among these nations.

Aug 11-15:  Likelihood of natural and man-made calamities all around the world.

Aug 21-28: A short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence around the world, especially in the Middle-East and particularly in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Also, an outbreak of undesirable happening, and occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are strong possibilities.

 

The important auspicious possibilities for August include:

July 19 - Aug 6:  New and positive changes in religious, academic and social fields.

July 27 - Aug 18: A positive period for China and Russia from economy standpoint. Also, most of the technological areas are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.

Aug 1-19:  Economic expansion. Good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

Aug 6-22: Technological areas, especially in the medical field, are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy, creating a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Russia, China, United States, India, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Palestine-Israel regions).  (More astrological details)    

 

     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 1-11, 21-28.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on  August 2-8, 11-12, 14, 16, 19-21. Please note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience, the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake Predictions 2020

While man-made 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.

 

Planetary Energies for Individuals

Neptune-Uranus ninefold square (July 21 - Aug 11)

On an individual level, if in your birth chart Neptune squares Uranus, and if either of these planets is currently influencing your life via your current progressive chart, then you are very likely to be affected by this ninefold square.  Depending on the strength of these planets and houses they occupy in your birth chart, you are going to have a totally new challenge in that particular field signified by the house they occupy in your natal chart. Be ready to face this powerful and spontaneous challenge. Some of the likely scenarios are unexpected move (change of residence), unexpected job change (or change of surrounding at work place), meeting a person who is going to influence your life in a very dramatic fashion, unexpected financial windfall or loss, unexpected severe depression,  etc.  

Pluto-Mars Square (Aug 11-15)

This square may cause great turmoil in lives of individuals who have Pluto-Mars square in their natal charts.  Depending on the positions of these planets the matters related to the respective houses are likely to be affected.  The severity of the manifestation would be proportional to the strength of this square in the natal chart.  The sudden or drastic change in profession or at work place are common manifestations of this square.    

Mars-Saturn square (Aug 21-28)

Mars-Saturn square, for no apparent reason, changes a perfectly normal and healthy situation in to the one with a lot of tension and friction with new challenges. For those who have such square in the birth charts, and if any one of these planets are influencing them through the current progressive cycles certainly need to be on guard. If you must involve in an unwanted situation, be extra careful and try to minimize the damage. Experiences like fire burns, rape, accidents, loss of precious things, and monetary disasters are real possibilities.  (More)      

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