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June 30, 2020

Monthly Astrological Insights for July 2020  

As we begin July, two major planets: Pluto and Jupiter are returning to sidereal Sagittarius on or about July 3 due to their retrograde  motion.  This is a significant planetary event as the explosive Pluto from the earth sign Capricorn (material destruction and forceful life style changer) returns to spiritual and friendly fire sign Sagittarius, and the Sagittarius ruler Jupiter returning to its own sign.  Although these returns in Sagittarius are for short term (Jupiter re-enters Capricorn on November 20, 2020 and Pluto on December 26, 2020) they are likely to provide a bit of relief from the Covid-19 outbreak as I outlined in my posting of March 17, 2020 on Coronavirus outbreak. However, in a grand scheme of Pluto's (first) Capricorn transit that already happened, the Covid-19 is not likely to disappear soon.

In addition, the month of July is likely to experience a variety of planetary impulses (activating forces of nature) that are likely to stem from four retrograde planets (Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune). 

Among the retrograde planets, Pluto, Saturn, 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.

The manifestation of the Pluto's next ingress in Capricorn by the end of 2020 and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in sidereal Capricorn thereafter will likely to be responsible for return of painful, fearful and destructive world events (especially the resurgent of Covid-19 outbreak or a similar other virus outbreak or an entirely different unwanted event,  natural as well as man-made calamities, unfortunate deaths, violence (racism), senseless killings, etc.,).

Retrograde Mercury (June 18 - July 12) 

On June 18, the planet Mercury became retrograde in sidereal Gemini. It stays retrograde in Gemini all the time while it's retrograde. Typically retrograde Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays, frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Gemini means more frustrating periods for leaders, communicators, authors, editors, small business people, people that deal with any kind of communication business.  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 progressive chart.

Retrograde Jupiter (May 15 - September 13) 

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

While in Capricorn, being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn, Jupiter in Capricorn (despite debilitated in Capricorn) has a tendency to enhance material prosperity. But during its retrograde period in Capricorn and given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of material wealth is likely to be more significant.

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  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.  Overall chaos, fear,  confusion and disappointment will continue to be a center of his political experiences.

It's not a favorable period for him when it comes to dealing with women and his personal finances.  Neptune will continue to create deceptive atmosphere around him (either created by himself, such as by taking hydroxychloroquine, or by some of the people  surrounding him). About his personal finances, it  wouldn't be surprising if the upcoming Supreme Court decision on his income taxes doesn't favor him.

The most severe challenge that has been going on for a while is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn During July it is likely to become more intensive.  From governing the country standpoint, he would likely to be overwhelmed by defeat and humiliation.

Thus, during July, the challenging transit of Saturn will continue to present very intensive and painful time for him.  In addition, 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 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 July. Perhaps, it seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans finally may bring that "CHANGE". (more astrological details)  


Global Predictions........

The important challenging possibilities for July include: 

June 8 - July 8: An outbreak of violence and terrorist activities in Middle east, especially in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine region. Also, the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely during this period. Some of the east-European countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.

June 30 - July 5: Social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among these nations. 

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 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.

July 26-30: Challenging times for world religions and religious leaders. Those religious leaders, who are willing to be open minded and ready to listen and act on new and fresh and constructive ideas, are the ones that going to be responsible to transform our religious world to a new level. Others are going to fade away with time. 


The important auspicious possibilities for July include:

June 19 - July 9: Religious and academic and to some extent social fields are likely to see positive changes coming in their respective fields. Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very likely to enjoy it.

July 6-17: Religions and religious leaders around the world are likely to have positive experiences. People will likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

July 11-24: Extraordinary times for technological discoveries and inventions. New important technological breakthroughs during this month are likely. For the United States, from technology standpoint, this month is going to be a successful one.

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. 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.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are: mostly all most all countries, but particularly China, Russia, United States, 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  July 16-31.

      Earthquakes: Based on the Earthquake prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on  July 5-8, 11-15, 18-31. 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

Pluto-Uranus ninefold trine (July 11-24)

Uranus-Pluto ninefold trine is going to be very favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts.  Expect monetary as well as power gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields.  The ideas that you always wanted to pursue but somehow could never get is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive impulse during this period.  It's time to jump in and enjoy this period.

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.  (More)      

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